Obituaries

Obituaries — September 2019

September 16, 2019

Norma Tincher

May 01, 1933 — Sept. 14, 2019

Norma Rose Tincher, 86, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born May 1, 1933, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Charles A. and Nora B. (Collins) Watterson. She married Donald Gordon Tincher June 30, 1951, and he preceded her in death June 18, 2019. Norma was a former employee of TravLer Corporation and was also a real estate agent. She graduated from Huron High School in 1951. Norma was very crafty and loved knitting.

Surviving: Grandchildren, Miranda Abel, Darren Abel: Great Grandchildren, Braxton Johnson, Bryson Gipson, Rilynn Abel, and Colton Abel.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Angela Michelle Abel; and siblings, Noble Watterson, Floyd Watterson, Lester Watterson, Isom Watterson, James Watterson, John Watterson, Adah Schmidt, Clara Bryant, Mary Ruth Atchison, Lorene Morrow, and Madge Reynolds, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Max Abel officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Marilyn Hayes

Feb. 26, 1934 — Sept. 12, 2019

Marilyn A. Hayes, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Johnson Christian Village.

Born February 26, 1934 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Dale (Betty) Miller and Frances (Baugh) Miller. Her mother passed at a young age and she was raised by her grandmother, Wilma Baugh. She married J. Frank Hayes September 1, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2010. Marilyn was a homemaker and devoted mother. She was a Bedford High School graduate Class of 1951 and a very proud Bedford High School Stonecutter.

Surviving are her children, Cathy (Pat) Goodin of Bedford, Kim (Danny) Hall of Bedford, J.D. (Beth) Hayes of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Natalie Buente of Louisville, Justin Goodin of Plainfield, Shannon Spires of Bedford, Nathan Hall of Martinsville, Lauren Simpson of Nashville, TN, Baron Hall, of Bedford, Alex Crane of Bedford, Wil Hayes of Bedford, Anna Hayes of Bedford; 13 great-grandchildren, Marilyn and Benjamin Buente, Carter and Ella Goodin, Mason, Max and Madalyn Spires, Dylan and Lucy Hall, Sophie and Blake Simpson, Velora and Pierson Hall; as well as several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and step-mother Betty Miller.

A private family burial was held at Green Hill Cemetery per Marilyn’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society in memory of Marilyn Hayes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Glenn Edwards

April 18, 1931 — Sept. 13, 2019

Glenn Laverne Edwards, 88, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born April 18, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Shelva and Rose Ann (Bex) Edwards. He married Margaret Irma Lane June 10, 1950. Glenn repaired industrial sewing machines and retired from M. Fines and Sons. He operated Edwards Sewing Repair Shop for 50 years. Glenn loved mushroom hunting, tinkering, yard work and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. His family was the love of his life. Glenn was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Edwards of Bedford; daughters, Tereasa Kay (Steve) Chastain of Beverly Hills, Florida and Julia Ann (Danny) Williams of Bedford; grandchildren, Dustin Matlock of Bedford and Aaron Matlock of Bedford; great grandchildren, Allison Flick and Carissa Matlock; great great grandson, Cooper Carl Flick; step great grandchildren, Colton Spires, Chloe Spires and Conner Spires; and half-sister, Rosemary (Henry) Ball of Mitchell. His parents; brothers, James W. Edwards and Floyd Edwards; and half-sister Flossie Milligan, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reed Beard officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearer: Roland Atchison Casketbearers: Dustin Matlock, Aaron Matlock, Josh Flick, Steve Chastain, Gary Russell, and Bob Hounshell. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Betty Parish

May 13, 1928 — Sept. 14, 2019

Betty Parish, 91, of Orleans, passed away at 11:16 AM on September 14, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born May 13, 1928, in Orangeville, IN, the daughter of Clarence H and Stella (Easley) Radcliff. She married Harry Parish on Nov. 22, 1947 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2019. She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Orleans High School, class of 1946. She worked at Indiana Telephone, Orange County Courthouse and as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business. Betty enjoyed square dancing and sewing.

She is survived by one son, Bob Parish (Carol) of Colorado; one daughter, Melanie Massie (Charles Edward) of Virginia; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; six brothers, Mike, Jerry and Joe Stalker, Paul, Dan and Bill Radcliff; one sister, Janet Johnson. Preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Bob, Ben, Frank Radcliff and Jim Stalker and one sister Barbara Radcliff Clarkson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church.

September 15, 2019

Rodney Bailey

Nov. 03, 1929 — Sept. 12, 2019

Rodney D. Bailey, 89, of Bedford, died at 10:05 am on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 3, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Laura (Henderson) Bailey. He married Mary A. Deckard on October 11, 1954 and she survives. Rodney was a night vision technician at NSWC Crane. Rodney attended Grace Community Church and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary, two sons, Kevin Bailey and fiancé, Jill A. Deckard of Bedford, Jeff Bailey and significant other, Vickie Guthrie of Bedford, three daughters, Andrea Kern and husband, Rick of Springville, Yvonne Tincher of Bedford and Michelle Bailey of Bedford, six grandchildren: Tiffany Chumley and husband Dustin of Bedford, Chelsey Wisley and husband Josh of Bedford, Andy Kern and wife Sarah of Wisconsin, Derek Kern and fiancé Kayla of Bedford, Jason Tincher of Alabama, Megan Webster and fiancé Jeff Tirey of Bedford, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Joyce Terrell and husband Gene of Georgia, Sandra Sheppard of Bedford and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Lee Bailey and sisters, Willabelle and Marilyn Sue Trusty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dave Wilson and Andy Kern officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Russell Sims

Jan. 19, 1974 — Sept. 12, 2019

Russell “Rusty” D. Sims, 45, of Ellettsville died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born January 19, 1974 in Bloomington his mother was Rebecca (Vaught) Pemberton and Bill Pemberton who Rusty considered his Dad and his father, Austin L. Sims, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Cassara and Autumn Sims both of Bloomington; two grandchildren; two sisters; five brothers and many more family members.He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Sims, Jr. and grandparents, Robert and Betty Vaught and Austin and Louise Sims.

Rusty was a plumber. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and music.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Clear Creek Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Flowers may be sent to the family at the cemetery. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements. Share condolences, memories and more with Rusty’s family at www.chandlerfh.com

September 14, 2019

Thelma Cross

Dec. 10, 1933 — Sept. 12, 2019

Thelma Cross, 85, of Springville, died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.

Born December 10, 1933 in Evansville, IN, she was the daughter of Verner and Dora (Crabtree) Chambers. She was co-valedictorian of the Oolitic High School Class of 1951 and earned a B.S. in Education from Indiana University in 1955. She married Albert W. Cross on November 23, 1955 at her parent’s home near Springville, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2018.

She taught at a number of local high schools including Oolitic, Helmsburg, Huron, Needmore and Eastern Greene. In 1967, she began a long career as a computer programmer at Crane Naval Base. Her career took her to Indiana University and USAA in San Antonio, TX. She retired from USAA in 1992. She was also a top sales representative for Avon for many years.

Thelma was an accomplished pianist. She and her husband enjoyed performing gospel and bluegrass music. She loved sewing, crocheting and sudoku. Earlier in her life she was an active community volunteer and an adjunct computer instructor at several colleges in San Antonio.

Survivors include nine children: Albert William Cross and wife Roxie of Springville, Gary Cross of Mabel, MN, Rowena Cross-Najafi and husband Reza of Bedford, DeAnna Rieber and husband Dan of New York City, Jessica Lamker and partner Todd Thue of Savage, MN, Kylena Cross and wife Julia Nation of Frederick, MD, Priscilla Griggs and husband Clarence of Rogers, TX, Doran Cross and wife Tricia of Providence Village, TX and Mytyl Hutchinson and husband Christian of Derwood, MD; seventeen grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Logan and Charles Chambers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00pm on Monday, September 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions can be made to the Springville Gym Restoration Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Glenn Edwards

April 18, 1931 — Sept. 13, 2019

Glenn Laverne Edwards, 88, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born April 18, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Shelva and Rose Ann (Bex) Edwards. He married Margaret Irma Lane June 10, 1950. Glenn repaired industrial sewing machines and retired from M. Fines and Sons. He operated Edwards Sewing Repair Shop for 50 years. Glenn loved mushroom hunting, tinkering, yard work, and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. His family was the love of his life. Glenn was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are his Wife, Margaret Edwards of Bedford; Daughters, Tereasa Kay (Steve) Chastain of Beverly Hills, Florida, Julia Ann (Danny) Williams of Bedford; Grandchildren, Dustin Matlock of Bedford, Aaron Matlock of Bedford; Great Grandchildren, Allison Flick, Carissa Matlock; Great Great Grandson, Cooper Carl Flick; Step Great Grandchildren, Colton Spires, Chloe Spires, Conner Spires; Half-Sister, Rosemary (Henry) Ball of Mitchell. His Parents; Brothers, James W. Edwards and Floyd Edwards; and Half-Sister Flossie Milligan, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reed Beard officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Marilyn Hayes

Feb. 26, 1924 — Sept. 12, 2019

Marilyn A. Hayes, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday. A private graveside service was held. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Rodney Bailey

Rodney D. Bailey, 89, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

September 13, 2019

Carol Reistter

Feb. 03, 1939 — Sept. 11, 2019

Carol Ann (Gracey) Reistter, 80 of Bedford passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:13 a.m. at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born in Niagara Falls, Canada on February 3, 1939 to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Calder) Gracey. Carol married Richard H. Reistter on March 23, 1963 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2014. Carol was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1958. She and her husband owned Reistter Petroleum in Bedford. She also worked at Merle Norman, O’Brien’s Liquor Store and the Owl’s Nest, all in Bedford.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Linda (Joe) Spaulding of Bedford; three nephews, Greg (Carla) Spaulding of Bedford, David Gracey of Appleton, Wisconsin and Jeff (Tina) Gracey of Brownsburg; one niece, Sherry (Tom) Pfeiffer of Corydon; several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers and their wives, Larry (Norma) Gracey and John (Joan) Gracey.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens at a later date.

Barbara Wray

Dec. 27, 1948 — Sept. 02, 2019

Barbara J. Wray, 70, of Bedford, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at the White River Lodge.

Born December 27, 1948 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Mary Louise (Ramsay) Wray. She was a receptionist for Steven Lynn Dentistry. She had attended the St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Elkins, of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Patty Silvers.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21st at Grace Full Gospel Church. Burial will be held in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

September 12, 2019

Stephen Bright

Aug. 16, 1949 — Sept. 07, 2019

Stephen Michael Bright, PhD, 70, of Georgetown, IN passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

He was born in Minneapolis, MN August 16, 1949 to Donald and Barbara Chandler Bright. He was a musician of both serious and rock music and was a member of the Wylds, a popular rock group in Southern Indiana in the late 1960’s and 70’s. He also loved choral and operatic music, performing in the Indianapolis Opera and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Steve worked as a Medical Technologist in clinical laboratories for more than 40 years. He was a Major in the U.S. Army serving at Brook Army General and Walter Reed hospitals.

Steve was preceded in death by father, Donald Duane Bright; grandparents, Pearl and Ward Chandler and Effie and Harry Bright.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Lukat Bright; sons, Stephen W. Bright (Jani), Evan Bright; grandson, Devan Bright; step-grandchildren, Mackenzie Fisher-Burton, Sara Fisher, Brady Ikemeier; and brother, Randall Bright (Debra).

Funeral Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Friends may visit 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warrick Humane Society or the ASPCA. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

Paula Lucas

June 16, 1953 — Sept. 10, 2019

Paula Jane (Godsey) Lucas, 66, of Bedford, died at IU Hospice House in Bloomington Tuesday morning, September 10, 2019.

Born June 16, 1953 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Paul Robert (Bob) Godsey and Roberta Patton Tirey, and was raised by her father and step-mother, Hazel D. Godsey. She was also cared for during her childhood by Becham and Laura Godsey and their children, Charles, Alice, and Judy. She grew up in Springville, IN, later moved to Lancaster, PA and lived in Bedford until her death. She married Howard “Gene” Lucas Sr. in December of 1982 and they were married until his death in 2011.

Paula was a nurse, and caregiver for the elderly for 40 years. She was a member of the Springville Pentecostal Mission Church. She enjoyed “world” traveling. She was an avid IU fan and believed Coach Bob Knight to be the all-time greatest. She also enjoyed the casino, playing cards, and cookouts with family.

She is survived by her children, Howard Eugene Lucas Jr. (Michelle) of Lancaster, PA, Megan Dillon of Crawfordsville, Shawn Lucas (Jannie) of Vincennes, IN, Brooke Hanner (Jason) of Bedford; grandchildren, Jayson, Kyle Marley, Athena, and Ian; siblings, Rickey Dale Godsey of Bedford, Sherri Walls (Michael) of Bedford. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a baby grandson in Heaven; sisters, Kay Storms and Betty Cummings; son-in-law Jim Dillon; aunt and uncle Becham and Laura Godsey.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Wendell Phillips and Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

September 11, 2019

Rita Sears

Sept. 13, 1948 — Sept. 09, 2019

Rita J. Lonsberry Sears, 70, of Vallonia, died at 4:14 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Rita was of the Christian Faith. She worked for General Motors for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren travelling and attending many baseball, basketball and volleyball games. Rita was born on September 13, 1948 in Seymour to the late Hershel and Norma Robison Lonsberry.

Survivors include her daughters, Stacie Johnson of Vallonia and Shannon (Kenny) Flynn of Springville; a sister Jerry Kay (Tom) Starr of Medora; grandchildren, Shanace, Shiann and Dylan Johnson, Kameron and Kailen Flynn; great grandchildren, Brantley Johnson & Ryker Love; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, a brother, Gary Wayne Lonsberry preceded her in death.

Following the wishes of Rita, there will be on visitation or service.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsonfh.net

Pauline Burch

Oct. 22, 1924 — Sept. 09, 2019

Pauline Burch was born Pauline Hutchens on October 22, 1924 in Greene County, Indiana. Two words that best describe her are generous and kind. In her nearly 95 years, she was many things to many people. She was a devoted wife to her husband Carl. She has been a wonderful mother to her daughter, Carla Tidd and her late son Ross. She was a loving and teasing mother-in-law to Charlie Tidd and the world’s best Mamaw to Amber Murphy and April Peace (Jeremy.) She has loved seeing the birth of her four great-grandchildren, Carley, Clayton, Stella and Conner. She was a beloved “Aunt Paupie” to her nieces and nephews. She cherished her step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Her heart was never too small for extra friends and family.

She was a member of Dive Christian Church in Bedford and taught a preschool class through Bible Study Fellowship, which was one of the highlights of her life. A Hoosier at heart, she lived out her best years in Bedford and Bloomington before relocating to Jefferson Manor in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2018, where the nurses and aides laughed with her and loved her as their own, and she would want to thank them.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Flo, stepmother, Dessie, her father, Harlan, her husband, Carl, her son, Ross, and her siblings, Wilbur, Imojean, Marie, Oris and Lee.

Though her years on earth were many, our hearts are heavy without her. We take peace knowing her reward is great in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hosparus Health.

Visitation for Pauline will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana 47401. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Carmichael Cemetery, Greene County, Indiana. Online condolences maybe given to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Donald Strother

Aug. 04, 1941 — Sept. 08, 2019

Donald Strother, age 78 of Campbellsburg, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 10:55 pm, in his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born August 4, 1941 in Paoli, Indiana, he was the son of Howard Strother and Ester (Bruner) Strother. He had been a resident of Washington County for most of his life, graduated from Hardinsburg High School class of 1959 and was a member, deacon and avid volunteer of the Sugar Creek Christian Church. On December, 15 1960 he married Fern Kay (Walton) Strother, who passed away August 27, 2019.

Donnie was a United States Army veteran and he retired after 27 years with the old Helsel’s Manufacturing Company in Campbellsburg. He enjoyed working on the family farm and loved cutting wood with his wife.

Survivors include: Son, Greg (Donna) Strother of Campbellsburg; Daughter, Cindy Strother of Campbellsburg; Brother, Steve (Faye) Strother of Livonia; Stepmother, Karen Strother of Paoli; 2 Stepsisters, Cindy Chastain and Sherri Jo McClellen both of Paoli; Stepbrother, Del Hauger of Louisville; Half sister, Sarah Parks of Paoli; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Leon “Bud” Strother.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Thursday at Sugar Creek Christian Church with Todd Murphy officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home and 10 to 1 pm Thursday at Sugar Creek Christian Church. Interment at Cavetown Cemetery near Campbellsburg with full military honors.

Memorial Contributions to: Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, Tennessee 37214 http://www.gideons.org

September 10, 2019

Donald Brewer

Feb. 18, 1940 — Sept. 09, 2019

Mr. Donald K. Brewer, age 79, of Campbellsburg, passed away Monday, September 9 at his home.

Mr. Brewer was born February 18, 1940 in Campbellsburg the son of Roy and Bertha Chastain Brewer. He was a retired Teamster Truck Driver. He was a member of Campbellsburg Christian Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.).

Donald is survived by his wife: Patricia Reid Brewer. They were married December 18, 1959. He is also survived by a son: Barry Brewer (Tracy) of Salem, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son: Garry Brewer, two brothers: Garland Eugene Brewer and Jackie L. Brewer, two sisters: Anna Mae Werner and Juanita Bruner and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery, Campbellsburg. Visitation will be Thursday from 10AM-time of service.

Donald Cummings

Sept. 26, 1932 — Sept. 08, 2019

Donald Lee Cummings, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at IU Health in Bloomington.

Born September 26, 1932 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ray and Hattie Mae (Bunch) Cummings. He was a stonemill worker at Bedford Limestone Supply, retiring in 1997. He later worked at Enterprise. He married Viola Rose (Eagan) on May 12, 1951 and she survives. Donald was a hunter and avid fisherman.

Donald is survived by his wife, Viola, of Bedford; two daughters, Karen Cummings, of Mitchell and Janie Anderson and husband David, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Clayton Anderson, of Nashville, TN and Lori Kim and husband Eugene, of Bedford; one great-grandchild, Stella Rose Kim; sister Judy Scruggs, of Mesa, AZ; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margie Walls, and Sue Cummings; one brother, Roy R. Cummings.  Donald’s wishes were to be cremated with private family services at a later date.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Thomas Cranfill

May 12, 1951 — Sept. 08, 2019

Thomas Edward Cranfill, 68, of Paoli, passed away September 8, 2019 at his home.

He was Born May 12, 1951 in Carthage, IN to parents, Harold & Marie (McCarty) Cranfill. Thomas was formerly employed at Paoli Chair Co. formerly of Orleans.

He is survived by: Daughters; Elizabeth Haze of Indianapolis, Heather Cranfill of Seymour & Georgetta Terry of Paoli. Sons; Jason Cranfill of Seymour & Jeffrey Cranfill of Mitchell, Sister, Linda Cranfill of Ohio. Brothers; Russell Cranfill & Leonard Cranfill both of Connersville, and 10 Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by: parents,  a sister, June DeLaney & son, Randall Terry.  Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

William Perkins

Dec. 03, 1939 — Sept. 08, 2019

William “Perk” Garrett Perkins, 79, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on December 3rd, 1939 in Orange County, Indiana to Garrett and Nancy (Logston) Perkins. Perk married Elizabeth “Libby” Qualkinbush on December 30th, 1960 and she survives. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Brother, Kenneth Perkins, Sisters, Daphne Harrison, Thelma Ash, Judy Kimmel, Ann Hodson, and Grandson- Spencer Hoffman.

Perk worked at Indiana Furniture in Jasper, Indiana for thirty-three and a half years until he retired. He was a member of the Springs Valley Church of the Nazarene, and also served in the Army Reserves.

He is survived by: Wife, Elizabeth “Libby” Perkins, West Baden Springs, Indiana, Two Sons, William “Chip” Garrett Perkins (Tammy), Carnegie, Oklahoma, Troy Perkins (Kerri) Meeker, Oklahoma, One Daughter, Jane Hoffman(Brook), Jasper, Indiana, One Sister, Cheryl “Pete” Dillard Paoli, Indiana, Six Grandchildren, Eight Great-Grandchildren.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Wineinger and Rev. Chip Perkins and will follow the visitation on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick Indiana.

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. In leu of flowers the family requests for donations to be made to The Springs Valley Church of the Nazarene, 763 Bears Bend Rd, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes.  Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Bennie Wininger

Feb. 10, 1941 — Sept. 08, 2019

Bennie Wininger, 78 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Sunday September 8, 2019.

He was born February 10, 1941 in French Lick, Indiana to Hollis and Grace Godfried Wininger. He married Linda Albertson on June 15, 1963. He was preceded in death by his parents Hollis & Grace Wininger; brothers Laverne and Preston Wininger; sisters Viola Grooms, patsy Bryant, Helen Davis, Alta Lockhart, Lillian Wininger and Beulah Jones.

He was owner and operator of Bennie’s Garage, Paoli IN. Bennie enjoyed life to the fullest and being around family and friends.

Survivors include Four Daughters: Dorothy & Mark Rutherford, French Lick, IN, Angie Wininger, Paoli, IN, Donnetta Dunn, Paoli, Benita Wininger, Paoli, IN, One Brother: Jerry Wininger, French Lick, IN, Five Grandchildren: Bennie & Phillip Gilbert, Brenna Wininger, Leslie Wininger, Kory Dunn, and Ten Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli IN. Interment will follow at Stamper Creek Cemetery located in Paoli IN.

Visitation to be held Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Thursday September 12, 2019 at 9;00 A.M. until services at 11:00 A.M. at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli IN. Officiating the service will be Brother George Key. Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

September 09, 2019

Max Hall

Jan. 16, 1937 — Sept. 06, 2019

Max Hall, 82, of Orleans, passed away at 9:08 AM on Sept 6, 2019 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born January 16, 1937 in Orleans, IN, the son of Harold and Nora (Brock) Hall. He married Rowena (Chastain) Hall on August 13, 1955 and she survives. He attended the Orleans United Methodist Church. He was a member of the 4-H INC Board for many years and a member of the Democrat Party and served as Orleans Township Trustee for 46 years. He was a graduate of the Orleans High School class of 1955.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; two sons, Jeffery Hall and Patrick Hall both of Orleans; one granddaughter, Summer Hudelson of Orleans; one brother, Wayne Hall of Orleans and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Thelma Fullen, Ruby Garland and Marilyn Qualkenbush; four brothers, Nelson, Eugene, Cedric and Philip Hall.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church or Orleans Bulldog Booster Club.

Teresa Parker

Oct. 12, 1944 — Sept. 07, 2019

Teresa Jeanne Decker Parker, age 74, of Bardstown, Kentucky, went to be with our Heavenly Father on September 7, 2019.

She was born October 12, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Frank and Wanda Jewell Day Decker Jr. Teresa was an active attendee of Bardstown United Methodist Church. She found joy in serving others, and did so faithfully by volunteering at the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, Meals from the Heart, Room in the Inn, and Lite Bites for Celebrate Recovery. When not volunteering, Teresa enjoyed spending time on the farm with her family and pets. Her warm smile and kind heart touched the lives of numerous people in our community. Teresa is preceded in death by her father and mother, Frank and Jewell Decker; and her grandson, Columbus Pike.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Parker and Michelle (Jack) Newcomb of Bardstown; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Eric) Beason of Bowling Green and Vincent and JT Pike of Bardstown; her brothers, Frank (Patty) and Bill (Shelia) Decker of Bedford, Indiana; and her closest friend and aunt, Paula Player of Orlando, Florida.

The family followed Teresa’s wishes of cremation. A celebration of life service will be 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home in Bardstown, Kentucky. Pastor Phil Bradley will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00am until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bread for Life Community Food Pantry. The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kermit Inman

June 22, 1928 — Sept. 01, 2019

Kermit Dean Inman, age 91, passed away on September 1 at Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease/Dementia.

He was born on June 22, 1928 in Shoals, IN to Cletus and Beatrice (Crane) Inman. He attended Solsberry High School. He worked at RCA for 3 days when he received his draft papers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1954-56, spending a year and a half in Germany. He was in the “Hell on Wheels” Division of the Motor Pool. Other jobs included RCA, Fields and Inman Sunoco Service Station, Pal Deckard Ford Dealership in Bedford, IN, where he was the service manager. Then he was the owner/operator of Inman’s Sunoco Station on South Walnut Street in Bloomington, until his retirement in 1991. He also farmed part time.

On September 16, 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Mary E. (Thacker) Inman. She preceded him in death on February 7, 1999. His greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughter. He loved watching her dance and succeed in life. She was his world. He also loved to hunt, fish, farm, play bingo and euchre and being with his family and friends. He liked to tease people. People say he was very honest and trusting businessman and that he had beautiful blue eyes.

Survivors include his daughter, Debby McKibben and her husband, Larry, of Bloomington and his granddaughter, Anissa McKibben Clarke, and her husband, Billy, of Farmers Branch, TX. He is also survived by a sister, Wilma L Sparks of Solsberry, IN, two sisters-in-law, Doris Inman of Linton, IN and Susie Rainey and her husband Fred of Bloomington, IN and a brother-in-law, Bill Thacker of Solsberry, IN/ And several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Cleta M. Carmichael and Betty L. Price and two brothers, Doyle E. Inman and Loren D. Inman and three nieces, Patty Ann Inman, Nancy Fender and Susie Schulte.  The family would like to thank Stonecroft Health Campus and Premier Hospice for their care, love and friendships.

Services will be 11AM on Friday, September 13 at The Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Les Rovenstine officiating. Burial will be at Carmichael Cemetery in Greene County. Friends may call from 4-8 on Thursday, September 12 at The Funeral Chapel and on Friday from 10 AM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church-Bloomington.

Christopher Heaton

Dec. 12, 1977 — Sept. 04, 2019

Christopher Alan Heaton, 41 of Bloomington passed away September 4, 2019 at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born December 12, 1977 in Bloomington, Indiana to Dennis and Peggy (Fleck) Heaton. Chris chose to accept Jesus at an early age and was baptized at Clear Creek Christian Church. He attended Bloomington South High School and enjoyed working with computers.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Peggy Heaton; grandmother, Louise Heaton Jones; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Dorothy Fleck; grandfather, Elbert Heaton; aunts and uncles, Larry and Dot Deckard and John and Sue Fleck.

His struggles are over. No more pain. Jesus has set him free.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 2:00 p.m. on Sunday September 15, 2109. at South Union Christian Church, 6510 South Rockport Road, Bloomington IN 47403.

September 08, 2019

Donna Godfrey

May 25, 1935 — Sept. 06, 2019

Donna J. Godfrey, 84, of Bloomington, formerly of New Castle, passed away Friday after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born on May 25, 1935 in Muncie, Indiana; the daughter of Harold and Florence Miller.  Donna was a devoted mother and homemaker throughout her life.  She enjoyed shopping and sitting on her porch with her dogs. Her greatest passion came through helping out and providing school supplies to the local children.  Donna was a former member of the VFW, Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge.

Donna is survived by her children, Daniel (Pat) Godfrey and William (Janet) Godfrey; several grand-dogs and grand-cats and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of over 50 years, Donald Godfrey; and sister, Barbara Boils.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at South Mound Cemetery, 505 Bundy Ave, New Castle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Lannie Zink

May 05, 1929 — Sept. 06, 2019

Mr. Lannie D. Zink, age 90, of Salem, passed away Friday, September 6 at Salem Crossing.

Mr. Zink was born May 5, 1929 in Washington County, Indiana the son of Merle R. and Hazel Grubb Zink. He was a farmer, former MoorMan’s Feed salesman, and owner operator of Lannie Zink Livestock Hauling. He was a member of Douglas Church of Christ.

Lannie is survived by his daughters: Karen Stout (Marvin) of Salem, Glenda Mahuron (Joe) of Pensacola, Florida, Lisa Zink of Salem, and Missy Weilbaker (Tim) of Scottsburg, a brother: Charles Zink (Marilyn) of Columbus, Indiana, a sister: Wanda Davis of Salem, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son: Gary Zink and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kansas Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8PM and Friday from 9AM-time of service.

Rita Harden

Dec. 10, 1964 — Sept. 05, 2019

Rita Ann (Kerr) Harden, 54, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away on September 5, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

Rita was born on December 10, 1964 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of Everett Allen and Betty L. (Blackwell) Kerr. Rita graduated in 1982 from Bloomington North High School and was on the National Honor Society, and then continued her studies at Indiana Wesleyan University receiving her bacholers degree in business. After high school she went to work for Cook and she worked there for 36 years serving as the Global Communication Director. She married Michael Troy Harden on October 14, 1995 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Rita was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church West, and she was a member of the Monroe County 4H Club. Rita enjoyed reading, gardening her flowers, animals her dogs and cats, antiquing, the countryside, traveling, and vacations with her husband, and she loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Rita is survived by her loving husband, Troy Harden; her son, Nickolas (Brittany) Moser; her daughter, Heather (Brian) Goshert and the pride and joys of her life, her four grandchildren, Ava and Everett Moser, Jacob Harden and Johnathon Goshert. Rita is also survived by her amazing parents Everett and Betty Kerr, two sisters Rhea Dawn (Jim) Buskirk and Laura June (Jeff) Deck; and several nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old St Rd 37, Bloomington. with Rev. John Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, September 13, 2019, and from 10:00am to service time Saturday September 14, 2019 at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to American Diabetes Association. 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

Frank Boruff

Aug. 07, 1932 — Sept. 07, 2019

Frank Louis Boruff, 87, of Ellettsville, passed away early Saturday morning September 7, 2019 after a short stay at the IU Health-Bloomington Hospice House.

He was born August 7, 1932 in Owen County to William Henry and Gertrude (Greenwood) Boruff. Frank married the love of his life, Bonnie Jean, in 1958 and recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. He raised two wonderful children, Hope, who will always be “Daddy’s Girl” and John, that he forever shared his love of cars with. Frank celebrated life with each of his six amazing grandchildren and was often found playing on the floor or cooking for any one of his ten great-grandchildren. Frank was a Veteran of the United States Army where he worked as a mechanic. His love and passion for working on vehicles led him to Rogers Group where he was the shop foreman and retired after 38 years.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie of Ellettsville; children, Hope (Mike) Richardson and John (Marlena) Boruff all of Ellettsville; six grandchildren, Jonathon (Kim) Boruff of Ellettsville, Jason Rogers of Bloomington, Jessica (Danny Bowling) Gonzalez of Brazil, Adam (Rayna Young) Boruff of Bloomington, Ryan (Courtney Harris) Voigtman of Sullivan and Kristin (Dustin) Jones of Washington; ten great- grandchildren, Jonathon Boruff, Jr., Aaron Miller, Julian Miller, Logan Boruff, Adriana Primo, Jordan Gonzalez, Ember Smith, Waylan Young, Marshall Voigtman and Olivia Voigtman; brother, David Earl Hamm; several nieces and nephews, all of which he convinced they were his favorite; and two very special four legged companions, Daisy and his girl, Millie. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Boruff; and nephew, Rick Mobley.

Visitation will be at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 11:00 until 1:00. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Villanova and Mike Richardson officiating. Burial is to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Monroe County Honor Guard. Share condolences, memories and more with Frank’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Ellettsville First Baptist Church, 115 South Sale Street, Ellettsville, IN 47429.

Christopher Heaton

Christopher Alan Heaton, 41, of Bloomington, died Wednesday. Celebration of life is 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at South Union Christian Church in Bloomington. Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

Kermit Inman

Kermit D. Inman, 91, of Bloomington, died Sept. 1. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard. Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

September 07, 2019

Virginia Oswalt

Sept. 16, 1940 — Aug. 30, 2019

Virginia Sue Oswalt, 78, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

Born September 16, 1940, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Fred and Alice Mildred (Long) White. Sue was a surgical nurse and had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Manor in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1958 and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Sue enjoyed wood carving, reading, and was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Topeka.

Survivors include her children, Alice Lucille Oswalt of Bloomington, Vincent Fredrick (Jessica) Oswalt of Cumming, Georgia and Rebecca Jean Thacker of Bloomington; grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Oswalt and Ryan James Oswalt. Her parents; and siblings, Rebecca Jane Slemp, Fredrick Duncan White and infant Nancy Lee White, preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10 in Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Christopher Heaton

Christopher Alan Heaton, 41, of Bloomington, died Wednesday. Celebration of life is 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at South Union Christian Church, 6510 S. Rockport Road, Bloomington.  Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

Michael Allman

Michael V. Allman, 60, of Brownstown, died Thursday. Visitation is 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday at Easyville Church of Jesus Christ.  Service is 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church.  Arrangements by Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home.

September 06, 2019

Carl Brown

May 03, 1927 — Sept. 04, 2019

Carl Thomas Brown, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Born May 3, 1927, in Orange County, he was the son of Alpha and Edna Merle (Chisham) Brown. He married Thelma Mae Edwards January 30, 1943.
Carl retired from Carpenter Body Works and was also a retired minister. He was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 432 F.&A.M. Carl enjoyed traveling and camping. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Brown of Mitchell; children, Larry Thomas (Christy) Brown of Mitchell, Denzil (Rita) Brown of Mitchell, Sharon Lynne (Darryl) Bowden of Greenwood, Daniel Gail Brown of Mitchell and Mike Eugene (Sherry) Brown of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; and sister, Rozella Foster of Lafayette. His parents; and son, John Lee Brown, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, at Spice Valley Baptist Church with Kenny Dalton and Skip Mathews officiating. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Larry Thompson

Feb. 13, 1942 — Sept. 04, 2019

Larry D. Thompson, 77, of Mitchell, died at 9:15 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford.

Born February 13, 1942 in Springville, he was the son of Robert H. and Madeline (Flynn) Thompson. He married Margarete Lipinski on December 4, 1971 and she preceded him in death on April 9, 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving three tours of duty in Vietnam as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of Tri-County Bass Anglers for thirty-five years.

Survivors include a step-son, Hans Braun and wife, Maria, who cared for him in his final illness; a step-grandson, Hans Jr. and wife, Terri; a step-great grandson, Josef Braun; step-granddaughter, Angela Braun, all of Bedford; step-great granddaughter, Nicole Gilleran, of Florida; step-great grandson, Stevin Summers, of Lafayette, IN; two brothers, Robert Thompson and wife, Ann, of Bedford and Eugene Thompson and wife, Sharon, of Kirksville; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Thompson, of Oolitic; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a brother, Errol Wayne Thompson; a sister, Wilma Jean (in infancy); two nieces, Jana Tomlinson and Rita Thompson; a nephew, Wayne White.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy Brewer

Dec. 10, 1944 — Sept. 04, 2019

Dorothy J. Brewer, age 74, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, September 4 at her home.

Dorothy was born December 10, 1944 in Hyden, Kentucky the daughter of Earl and Gladys Roberts Johnson. She was a retired employee of GKN.  She was a member of Salem Senior Citizens and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons: Thomas A. Turner (Sandra) and Darin Brewer both of Salem, a brother: Earl Wayne Johnson (Carolyn) of Hyden, Kentucky, three sisters: Florence McKnight (Jack) of Salem, Drucilla Campbell of Walton, Kentucky and Mary Elizabeth Lunceford of Lee County, Kentucky, and two grandchildren: Thomas and Zackary Turner, nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Bobby Johnson, a sister: Grace Johnson and her parents: Earl and Gladys Roberts, paternal grandparents: Claude and Rhoda Johnson, maternal grandparents: John and Elizabeth Roberts, two nephews: Brian Lunceford and Jody Johnson and one niece: Stacy Lunceford.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-time of service.

Charles Tharp

Aug. 16, 1944 — Sept. 04, 2019

Charles E. Tharp age 75, of Shoals, passed away on September 4, 2019 at his residence.

He was born August 16, 1944 in Martin County to Frank M. and Helen L. (Holt) Tharp. He married Lois D Miles on December 28, 1962 and she preceded him in death on July 28, 2018. Charles was a retired truck driver, was a former reserve Deputy Sherriff and was a member of the Shoals Nazarene Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie L. Tharp of Shoals and Tammy (Robert) Goldsberry of Shoals; one son, Charles “Tony” (Mary) Tharp of Loogootee; grandchildren, Andy (Melissa) Tharp, Amber (Brandon) Kirkendall, Ashten Carnegie, Bud Goldsberry, Candi Stone, Nisha Carrico, Tasha (Ron) Crowder and Autumn Allbright. Great grandchildren surviving are, Alexander, Brooklyn, Hoyt, Lilly, Saphira, Maddix, Xavier, Phoenix, Zeek, Aleah, Nevaeh, Alex, Christian, Braylynn, Gaige, Zach, Daylon and Trenton; two sisters, Lois Faurtardo of Loogootee and Beverly Gee of Shoals. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, Jim Tharp.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Quinn will be officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

Lavonia Blankenbaker

Dec. 05, 1932 — Sept. 04, 2019

Mrs. Lavonia Rose Blankenbaker, age 86, of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, September 4 at Northwood Retirement Facility in Salem.

Mrs. Blankenbaker was born December 5, 1932 in Jeffersonville, Indiana the daughter of Leo and Myrtle Taylor Hooker. She was a member of the Pekin Church of Christ, and a former Pekin Betterment Committee member. She was retired from Washington County Memorial Hospital in the dietary department and was a retired medical assistant for Drs. Rudolph and Maria Boha.

On August 30, 1952 she married Julius L. Blankenbaker, he preceded her in death on June 2, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters: Lisa Lyles (Mark) of Salem, and Janet Irene Farnsley (Tommy) of Pekin, a half-brother: Thomas Hooker (Debra) of Wilsonville, Oregon, one granddaughter: Angie Rose, and two great-grandchildren: Landon and Jonathan Rose.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday from 9AM- until time of service at the funeral home.

Herbert Woodard

April 10, 1927 — Sept. 04, 2019

Herbert Eugene Woodard, 92 of Seymour passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was born April 10, 1927 in Jackson County, IN to William and Martha Whitson Woodard. He served in the US Army during World War II. Herb retired from the Seymour Fire Dept. after 20 years as a firefighter. He then worked 15 years for the Seymour City Schools as a maintenance man and owned Woodard’s Washer Dryer Service for 25 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour, a life member of the American Legion, member of the VFW, Eagles and 40+8. He served as Commander of the American Legion Post 89 for 27 years, having the post annex named after him.

Surviving to cherish Herb’s memories are his daughter, Rita D. (Jerry) Davis, step-children, Eugene (Sandy) Sumner, Verna (Richard) Harder, Teresa Shirley and Brenda Clark, grandchildren, Teresa Clark, Lisa Walker, Doug Dixon and Adam Shirley, as well as several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Christine, 6 brothers, 3 sisters and 4 grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour. The funeral service will be held at 1 PM Monday at Burkholder Chapel with interment and military honors to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Riley Hospital or Schneck Hospice at Burkholder Funeral Chapel. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

September 05, 2019

Brenda Cooper

Aug. 11, 1942 — Sept. 02, 2019

Brenda J. Cooper, age 77 of Shoals, Indiana passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehab.

She was born August 11, 1942 in Daviess County Indiana, the daughter of Thelma R. (Ham) Roth and Edwin C. Wagoner. Brenda was a graduate of Shoals High School with the Class of 1960. On July 21, 1962 she married Harold L. Cooper and he survives. Brenda was employed at NWSC Crane from March 1963 until September 1977. She was also employed by the State of Indiana, at the Martin County Office of Family and Children, until her retirement in April 2007. She was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold L. Cooper of Shoals; one son, Brian L. Cooper of Corydon, Indiana; three grandchildren, Sydney Cooper and Justin Million of Corydon, Indiana, and Kyle Million of Chandler, Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Brylee and Caden Million of Tell City, Indiana. Also surviving is a brother, Walter A. Roth and Jan, of Beach Grove, Indiana; a sister, Nancy E Laymon and husband Steve of Indianapolis, Indiana; one niece, Ashley Laymon of Baltimore, Maryland, and one aunt Delores Ham of Shoals. Preceding her in death were her parents, Thelma R. Roth, Edwin C. Wagoner and her step-father, John W. Roth; grandparents, Phillip and Clonia Ham; uncle, Orlando Ham; and an aunt, Laverne Faion.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at The Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Pastor Mike Schlaegel and Pastor Mike Newland will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

September 04, 2019

Beverly McCabe

Dec. 17, 1963 — Sept. 01, 2019

Beverly Gaye McCabe, 55, of Paoli passed away September 1, 2019 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

She was born December 17, 1963 to parents, Charles Robert & Sarah Elizabeth (Martin) Drury. She married Steve McCabe October 10, 1998. Beverly was a former employee of Wee Care Child Daycare formerly of Paoli. She was an avid volunteer for the WHAS Crusade for Children & a member of Millersburg General Baptist Church.

Beverly is survived by: Husband, Steven Ray McCabe of Paoli, Mother, Sarah Elizabeth Drury of Paoli, Son, Matthew McCabe & wife, Amanda of Paoli, Daughter, Megan Grider & husband, Jason of Franklin, Grandchildren, Savana Calvin & husband, Ray of Paoli, Daniel McCabe of Paoli, Maximus Grider of Franklin, Chloe Grider of Franklin, Brothers, William Robert Drury & wife, Karen of West Baden, Randall Lee Drury & wife, Shirley of Hardinsburg, Charles Eugene Drury of Hardinsburg, Martin Lynn Drury & wife, Alice of Milltown, Sisters, Sheryl Faye Moon of Hardinsburg, Sarah Mae Pavey & husband, Donny of Paoli, Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by: father, Charles Robert Drury, sister, Brenda Kaye Sieg, nephew Billy Drury & niece, Angel Walton.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, September 5 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Friday, September 6 at Millersburg General Baptist Church. Friends may call after 10am at the church. Bro. Ottis Crowder, Brother Bob Radcliff & Brother George Key will officiate. Burial will be in Hardinsburg Cemetery.

Pamela Miller

June 12, 1965 — Aug. 24, 2019

Pamela Sue Miller, 54, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, at her residence.

Born June 12, 1965, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of Thomas L. Miller and Barbara (Tirey) Miller Oswalt. Pam received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and was an emergency room nurse at Methodist Hospital. She was of the Christian faith.

Surviving are her parents, Barbara Oswalt of Mitchell, Thomas Miller of Bedford; brothers, Bradley T. Miller of Avon, Daniel T. Miller of Bloomington, Andrew T. (Kelly) Miller of Avon; nieces and nephews, Daniel’s children, Logan Miller and Hayden Miller, Andrew’s children, Jade Miller, Mya Miller, Aidan Miller, Samuel Hartnagel, and Vivianne Miller.

A celebration of life will be from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, at Heatherwood Community Center, 3660 South Leonard Springs Road in Bloomington.  Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 03, 2019

James Messer

Nov. 11, 1954 — Aug. 31, 2019

James D. Messer “Donnie” 64, of Orleans, passed away at 8:05 AM on August 31, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House.

He was born November 11, 1954 in Dingess, West Virginia, the son of James D. and Johnnie (Fleming) Messer.  Donnie worked as a coalminer in West Virginia. He loved fishing, hunting and working on small engines.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha Messer of Orleans, IN; mother, Johnnie Messer of Dingess, West Virginia; three sisters, Kathy Sherman, Lucy Osborne and Stephanie Shepard; one brother, Roger A. Messer; one sister-in-law, Melba Porter; three sons, Larry (Nicole) Walls, Bobby Porter and Brian (Monica) Cox; three daughters, Amanda (John) Curry, Marlanie A. Neace and Dawn Burngardner; five special nieces, Austa Sheppard, Karah Sheppard, Danielle Osborne and Jessica Likens and Robyn Osborne; eight grandchildren; four special friends, Chris Ramsey, Donnie Anderson, Robert Finley and Jim Keadon; one brother-in-law, Bill Porter and one daughter, January True Messer. He was preceded in death by his father, James D. Messer; one son, Benjamin D. Messer and five brother-in-laws, Roy Sherman, Robert Osborne, Carl Porter, Glen Porter and Archie Porter.

A special thanks to Bonds Chapel and Mt. Horeb Churches for all their prayers and support.  A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Waneta Trinkle

Sept. 27, 1928 — Aug. 23, 2019

Waneta Lee Trinkle, 90, formerly of Ellettsville, IN, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community in Franklin, IN where she was a resident.

Born Sept. 27, 1928 in Terre Haute, IN to Homer F. and Lovey Leona Brown.She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Hewitt of Greenwood, IN, Linda Padgett (Ben) of Lake Wales, FL, and Elaine Kendrick Ritter (Steve) of Bloomington, IN; seven grandchildren, Chris Parrish (Laura), Ben Hewitt, Michael Hewitt (Jenna), Scott Parrish (Laura), Pete Hewitt, Jordan Lohman (Pat) and Justin Kendrick (Jillian); as well as, six, soon to be seven, great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband of 56 years, Leon Eugene; her sister Virginia; and son-in-law Timothy Hewitt.

Arrangements were graciously handled by Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin, IN. At Waneta’s request, only a private graveside ceremony at Claysville Cemetery will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America, 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20212, or at www.dementiasociety.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.

Edward Hargis

Jan. 10, 1945 — Aug. 30, 2019

Edward M. Hargis, of Heltonville, went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Aug. 30.

He was born January 10, 1945 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to James M. and Nellie B. (Carrier) Hargis. He first married Nancy Jo Lambert and she preceded him in death. He then married Rebecca S. Sowders on February 14, 1987 and she survives. He was a graduate of Martinsville High School with the class of 1964. He graduated from Arsenal Tech and worked in job shops until 1971. He then went to work at General Motors as a die-maker and retired after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge #135 F&AM and a member of the UAW local 440. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, and hiking. He enjoyed watching stock car races.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; one daughter, Christina Jo Harden and husband Tony, of Brown County; two sons, David M. Hargis and wife Marcella, of Bedford and Daniel E. Hargis and wife Theresa, of Bloomington; ten grandchildren, Elijah E. Hargis, who was raised in the home, Christony Parrish and husband Brian, of Nashville, Whitney Burris and husband Willy, of Nashville, Ashley Harden, of Franklin, Chris Hargis and wife Rachel, of Indianapolis, Jake Smith and Fiancé Kelly Brinegar, of Bedford, Josh Smith, of Bedford, Jordan Smith, of Vincennes, Jeremy New and wife Jessica, of Bedford, and Zachary New and wife Jessica, of Oolitic;  twenty-three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Hargis and wife Peggy, of Camby, Danny Hargis and wife Diana of Martinsville, and Donny Hargis and wife Deb, of New Richmond; two sisters, Nancy Fox, of Spencer and Mary Hornaday and husband Mark, of Martinsville.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Donny Hargis and Rev. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic Rites will be performed at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Family and friends can express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Norma Mack

Norma J. Mack (Allen-Sullivan), of Auburn, Indiana, passed away August 27, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Garrett, Indiana. Norma passed peacefully with her daughter Jyl holding her hand. She was the daughter of Orville and Lida Sullivan of Salem, Indiana. Norma married Donald F. Allen in Campbellsburg, Indiana on December 12, 1945. During the early years of the marriage they resided in Indianapolis, where Norma brought into life a son, Philip and a daughter, Jyl. They moved several times and made their home in Monticello and then Valparaiso due to Donald’s work.

Norma lost Donald to cancer in 1972, and subsequently moved to Indianapolis. She became an apartment leasing agent and then manager before her retirement. Norma married James Mack in Indianapolis on December 13, 1986. She and Jim resided in Zionsville after the marriage. They then moved to Seymour, where she lost James in 1990. Norma moved to Auburn in 1998 to be closer to her daughter, Jyl.

Norma had a keen mind and a fiercesome will with a zest for life. She was fond of telling people she was “built to shop, not to mop”. She was a faithful Christian and loved the fellowship of her church in Auburn. Her fellow parishioners truly loved Norma in return. Her neighbors loved her as well and told of her tireless work in her garden even at her advanced age. She kept the tidiest clean home all of the years. She had an eye for style and was one class act always. She loved shopping vacations with her Salem family. She had many extended visits with her brother and sister-in-law with card games and dominos sometimes all night long.

Norma is survived by one brother: Jack (Kathryn) Sullivan of Salem, one son: Phillip (Christine) Allen of Liano, Texas and daughter: Jyl (Walter) Mattes of Garrett. Also surviving are three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Norma to eternal life were her parents: Orville and Lida Sullivan, and brothers: Charles (Marie) Sullivan and Howard (Mary) Sullivan.

Preparations for burial entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, Indiana. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4 at 11:30AM at Weathers Funeral Home with Pastor Nikki Brown Rice, of Auburn, officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM until the time of service at 11:30AM at Weathers Funeral Home.

Please, no flowers, instead offer a memorial to: First United Methodist Church, Auburn, Indiana or DeKalb Health Home Care and Hospice, Auburn.

Marjorie Stubbs

Aug. 24, 1927 — Aug. 28, 2019

Marjorie June (Webb) Stubbs, 92, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Carmel, IN passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis, IN.

The daughter of the late Walter Cope Webb and Ruah Faye (Vaughn) Webb, she was born on August 24, 1927 in Grove City, Pennsylvania.Marjorie graduated from Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School and attended Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. Her volunteer activities were important to Marjorie, especially those pertaining to her children, church, school, and scouts. She was a member of Carmel United Methodist Church, then later Southport United Methodist Church where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Rebekah Circle. After the children were grown, she was a docent at the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home on Lockerbie Square for over 29 years.

She married William Thomas Stubbs in Cleveland, OH, he preceded her in death on June 16, 2018.

Survivors are her adored children Patricia Rahke and husband Donald of Bloomington, IN; Joan Stubbs of Indianapolis, IN; David L. Stubbs of Indianapolis, IN; Robert Stubbs and his wife Marilynn of Carmel, IN; and Nancy Copeland and her husband Kevin of Greenwood, IN; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be conducted on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 5PM at the Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 East Southport Road, in Indianapolis, IN where the family will receive friends from 4PM until service time at the church. Private family graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Fairmound Cemetery in West Elkton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Health Hospice House, 5255 East Stop 11 Road, Suite 245, Indianapolis, IN, 46237. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.

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