Obituaries

Obituaries — May 2022

May 24, 2022

Terry Lee Clark

March 30, 1947 — May 22, 2022

Terry Lee Clark, 75, formerly of Louisville, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Mitchell Manor.

Born March 30, 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of Lester Ray and Margaret Eleanor (Motherhead) Clark. He married Theresa Hagan March 17, 1990.

Terry retired as a law enforcement officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Clark of Pekin; daughter, Dawn Renee (Mike) Bryant of Louisville, Kentucky; brother, Marshall Eugene Clark of Louisville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with no services.

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

Ginger Leigh Corey

June 13, 1976 — May 23, 2022

Ginger Leigh Corey, 45, of Bedford, passed away at 5:51 pm on Monday, May 23, 2022, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital after a courageous six-month battle with cancer.

Born June 13, 1976, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Dennis and Brenda (Bridges) Corey.
She worked in Caravan Janitorial at General Motors in Bedford and was a member of the Dive Christian Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching Wheel of Fortune and was an avid lover of dolphins and Elvis. She also loved taking care of Chino and Millie, her adored pets. She loved getting to hear her brothers, Jeff and Joel play music together. She was very thrilled to get to be at her son’s wedding when he married his sweet fiancé, Emilee on May 20th of this year.

Survivors include a son, Tanner Sego and wife, Emilee, of Bedford; her partner, Edward Brown; her mother, Brenda Corey; two brothers, Jeff Corey and Joel Corey, both of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Kennedy (Dillon) Eagan, and Reagan and Jackson Corey.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents, Bill and Ruth Corey and Dorothy Sego; a nephew, Lincoln Alan Corey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jimmy Johnson and Steven Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

May 23, 2022

Marion David Fish

Nov. 09, 1933 — May 21, 2022

Marion David Fish, 88, of Bedford, passed away at his residence at 7:11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Born November 9, 1933 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Raymond Fish and Elizabeth (Cummings) Fish. He graduated from Shawswick High School as the Valedictorian of the class of 1951. He married Phyllis A. (Louden) on September 30, 1955, and she survives.

He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army, and was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA, from 1956-1958, and then served in the National Guard. He farmed as a young man on his Grandma and Grandpa Fish’s farm and also on his brother Gordy’s farm. He also worked for Hostess Cakes as a delivery driver and also owned and operated the Avoca gas station for a short time. He retired from General Motors as a relief operator in the Die-Cast Department in 1989 after 27.5 years, and was a member of the UAW. He also was “Vice President” at Fish-N-Supply for 28 years, where he was the chief lure assembler in a small part-time business, assembling lures and “hoping someone would catch a big fish” on one of his lures.

Dave was a baptized-believer and served the Lord with gladness throughout his life, was a Sunday School teacher for many years, was a deacon in two congregations and most recently was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford. He served as President and Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, and was active with the cemetery for the last 50 years or so.

The marriage of Dave and Phyllis was a match made in Heaven, in which they were blessed to have for over 66 years before his passing, and it was based on putting God first, and then each other. He loved Phyllis dearly, “a bushel and a peck”, and they were together thru good times and in bad, thru sickness and in health, thru life’s ups and downs.

Dave, Pop, Papaw, or Pa, as he was lovingly called by so many, had a heart of gold, would do anything for his family and friends, and was loved by virtually anyone that knew him. He loved his family so much, and was proud of his kids, grandkids and his great-granddaughters, who really brightened Papaw’s world, even a day before his passing, and he was looking forward to the arrival of his great-grandson, Good Lord willing, in July.

Papaw was a best friend to his grandkids, and they never outgrew that. He tried his best to never miss a sporting event, dance recital or church or school program that his grandkids were involved in. He helped coach his grandsons’ Oolitic biddy basketball teams, two teams per season, for seven years and loved supporting his grandkids and being there for all his family. We were blessed by the perfect Heavenly Father to have this wonderful man in our lives. He was also “Pa” to so many other young people who loved Dave so much, even many who were not related by blood.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, of Bedford; one son, Mark Fish and his wife Lynn, of Bedford; one daughter, Pam Alhorn, of Bedford; Grandchildren, Andy Fish and his wife Kelsy, Corey Paul Fish, and Ashley Brooking and her husband Jacob; great-granddaughters, Clara and Lucy Fish and a great-grandson, Baby Brooking, due in July. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tammy Fish; son-in-law, Bobby Alhorn; great-grandbaby Fish; his only brother, Gordy Fish; sisters, Rhea Dawn Fish, Maxine Dalton, and Junie Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26th at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford with Pastor Tim Thompson and Mark Fish officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery where military rites will be held. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford and from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Thursday.

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

James Louis Greene

Feb. 21, 1961 — May 20, 2022

James Louis Greene, 61, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at Core Nursing Home in Dale.

Born February 21, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Louis and Dorothy (Wires) Greene. On November 15, 1984, he married Susan “Susie” Mae LoVallo.

He was an avid artist and a well-known sign painter. In 1990 James began “Budget Signs” in Mitchell. He thoroughly enjoyed drawing, watercolors, and woodworking and created many custom signs that can be seen locally as well as throughout the Midwest.

He was also a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 250.

Survivors include his wife, Susie Greene of Mitchell; daughters, Vicci (Rob) Rydzinski of Westfield, Stephanie (Brandon) Parks of Mitchell, and Candace Greene of Arizona; siblings, Dolores (Ronnie) Watterson of Mitchell, Charletta (Bill) Hargesheimer of Mitchell, Michael (Trudy) Greene of South Carolina, Sharon Shepley of Wisconsin, Robert Greene of Arizona, and Joseph Greene of Texas; grandsons, Glaison and Griffin Parks, and Preston Rydzinski; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death along with his beloved Boston Terrier “Mater”.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2021, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Cory Collins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

N. Ruth Sorrells

Dec. 08, 1935 — May 21, 2022

N. Ruth Sorrells, 86, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington.

Born December 8, 1935, in Coffee County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Beulah (Wright) Brown. She married William “Bill” Bernard Sorrells November 24, 1956 in Bedford and he preceded her in death October 1, 1999.

Ruth was a homemaker and member of Huron Church of God. She loved to sew, crochet, embroider, and paint. Ruth enjoyed working in her garden and tending to her flowers. She was an ardent fan of words and spent hours doing crossword puzzles, writing in her journal (including her memoir), and translating “Tennessee Talk.” Ruth was an avid poetry writer, some of which were printed in the monthly newsletter at her residence. She filled many notebooks with her writing talent and love of words which were expressed in her poetry.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Smith of Mitchell; son, Brian Sorrells of Bedford; special niece, Cathy (Chuck) Burns of Bloomington and their family; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband and his family; siblings, Lucille Raines, Allie Shoults, Verna Sanders, Geneva Anderson, William “Bus” Brown and Donald Brown; and many, many friends preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will be at Huron Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

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

May 22, 2022

Richard Wayne Beavers

July 22, 1955 — May 19, 2022

Richard Wayne Beavers, 66, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Born July 22, 1955, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (White) Beavers.

Richard was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and worked at Long John Silvers. He attended The Body of Christ Church.

Surviving Richard is his father, Cliff Allen of Bloomington; his siblings, Carl Beavers, Susie King, Wilma Frazier, Victoria Allen, Michael Beavers, and Jim Beavers; his son, Richard Wayne Beavers II of Bloomington; his daughter, Catherine Raquel Fitzpatrick of Bloomington; and two grandsons, Dalton and Chance Fitzpatrick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elizabeth; and his sister, Patricia Mobley.

Arrangements are pending at this time.

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

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

Jill Ann Baker

March 02, 1968 — May 20, 2022

Jill Ann Baker, 54, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Norton Healthcare Pavilion in Louisville.

Born March 2, 1968, in Salem, she was the daughter of Ronald and Sue Ann (Tolbert) Baker.

Jill was a member of the Saltillo Christian Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids. Jill loved antiquing and gardening; especially working with the flowers in her flower beds.

Surviving are her children, Jason (Elisha) Bendett of Mitchell, Kristin (Rick) Summers of Sellersburg, Samantha Tharpe of Columbus, Katelyn (Taylor) Combs of New Albany; grandchildren, Jonathan Bendett, Mia Bendett, Lily Bendett, Owen Summers, and Olivia Summers; mother, Sue Ann Baker of Orleans; brother, Joe (Sherry) Baker of Davie, Florida; and companion, James Cochran of Jeffersonville.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Genevieve (Jenny) Flinn

Oct. 30, 1919 — May 20, 2022

Genevieve (Jenny) Flinn, 102, of Bedford, passed away at 1:55am on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Garden Villa Nursing and Rehab in Bedford.

Born in Jackson County to George and Janie (Butler) Hughes, she married Charlie Flinn on November 26, 1938 and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1992.

Jenny was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ and in later years attended the Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School and retired from J.C. Penny’s in 1987 after 25 years of employment.

Surviving Jenny are two brothers, Robert Ray (Jane) Hughes and Ollie Thomas Hughes; two nieces who were like daughters to her, Penny Bundy and Debra (Rick) Deckard; and she is survived and loved by many nieces and nephews.

Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Lavada (McCorey) Hughes; husband, Charlie; three brothers, George (Etta Mae) Hughes, Stanley (Dorothy) Hughes, Sam (Carla) Hughes; four sisters, Wanda (James) Sullivan, Sue Chaney, Charlotte (Wayne) Miller, and Nancy (In infancy).

Funeral services for Genevieve (Jenny) Flinn will be on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Brother Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service time at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Condolences and memories can be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Brandon Dillard

Aug. 12, 1980 — May 18, 2022

Brandon Dillard, 41, of Franklin, formally Salem, passed away at 11:30 AM on May 18, 2022 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Franklin, IN.

He was born August 12, 1980 in Bedford, IN, the son of Patricia Sue (Dillard) Maudlin.

He attended Salem High School. He worked at a few different manufacturing jobs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Maudlin (Donald) of Vallonia, IN; one sister, Cody Lewis (Jeremy) of Salem; one niece, Jaden Hogan and one nephew, River Burns.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.

Cremation was chosen with burial at Fairview Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

May 20, 2022

Richard L. Ellison

Sept. 16, 1938 — May 18, 2022

Richard L. Ellison, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 8:52 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 16, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of William Robert and Edith (Snow) Ellison. He married Barbara Keller on November 30, 1956, and she survives.

He retired as a crane operator/signal man at GM Indianapolis Stamping. He attended the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Bedford; two sons, Mark Ellison and wife, Carol and Bob Ellison and wife, Darla, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Brett Howard and wife, Martha, Jeremy Howard and wife, Melissa, Traci Dufore and husband, John, Cara Conder and husband, David, Cole Ellison and wife, Sandi, Lisha Ellison, and Laura Ellison; several great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, May 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Stephen Carter and David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

May 19, 2022

Laura Mae Parsley

May 27, 1933 — May 14, 2022

Laura Mae Parsley, 88 of Owensburg passed away Saturday May 14, 2022 at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born May 27, 1933 in Burns City, Indiana the daughter of Alpha and Della Mae (Johnson) Walls.

Laura was a homemaker, she was a member of the Delta Theta Tau, the Springville Christian Church, she attended the Owensburg Baptist Church and Popcorn Christian Church, she was a graduate of Oolitic High School in 1952.

Surviving relatives include her husband Robert “Bob” Parsley, her children, Sheryl (Kevin) Myers, Rob Parsley, her three grandchildren, Laura (James) Gossman, Andrew (Fawna) Myers, Tim Myers, six great grandchildren, Page Gossman, Jack Gossman, Jase Gossman, Grace Mullis, Isaac Mullis, Tyler Mullis, her three sisters, Betty Parsley, Joyce Chauliaux and Sue Herth.

Laura was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 P.M. on Sunday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and 11 A.M. Monday until the hour of service at the Owensburg Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Monday at the Owensburg Baptist Church with Bruce Deckard and Rev. Jay Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Owensburg Cemetery.

The family wishes any donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Laura’s name.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com

May 18, 2022

Norma G. Grimes

Nov. 30, 1932 — May 17, 2022

Norma G. Grimes age 89 of Mitchell passed away peacefully at her residence at 7:00 Am on Tuesday May 17, 2022.

She was born in Mitchell on November 30, 1932 to Lawrence M. “Chub” Day and Jessie “Edith” (Taylor) Day. She married Benjamin “Ben” Grimes on March 27, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2005.

She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, she worked as a Cook at Burris School, Grant’s Department Store in Bedford, Kroger’s in Bedford, she was the owner and operator of Spring Mill Gift Shop.

Survivors include her children, Benny (Regina Sue) Grimes of Mitchell, and Debbie (Dwight) Padgett of Owensburg, her companion of 16 years, Ron Bohlman, grandchildren, Adam Troy Grimes, Tracey Capp, Mistie Dawn Bishop, Josh Grimes and Raymond Grimes, great grandchildren, Ashlen Grimes, Jameelia Grimes, Kylie Capp, Lindsey Capp, Kyra Campbell, Amy Grimes, Jessica Grimes, and Adam Troy Grimes, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Gary Grimes, and Roger Grimes, one grandchild, Sarah Grimes

Funeral services will be on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 11:00 Am at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday May 20, 2022 from 4:00 Pm until 8:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Roland J. Holtsclaw

Dec. 30, 1943 — May 12, 2022

Roland J. Holtsclaw age 78 of Greenwood passed away peacefully at his home at 11:49 Pm on May 12, 2022.

He was born in Bedford on December 30, 1943 to Clovis Holtsclaw and Louise (Smith) Lee.

Roland graduated from Shawswick High School in 1961, he was retired Bedford City Police Officer working from 1968 until 1996. He was an Ordained Pastor with the Church of God Anderson University being ordained in 1997, he served as a Pastor until his retirement in 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and member of the Bedford F.O.P. Lodge #94 in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Trudy (Evans) Holtsclaw, two daughters, Lauri Holtsclaw Dukes and Kerry Holtsclaw Dodds, two sons, Eric Holtsclaw and Darren Holtsclaw, his other mother, Mary Holtsclaw, two brothers, Ed Holtsclaw and Lou Stoops, two sisters, Ronda Dixon and Mary Anne Tunks, 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister, two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday May 22, 2022 at 2:30 Pm at the Bedford First Church of God, 3131 W. 16th Street in Bedford, with Brother Lou Stoops and Friend Mark Duncan, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the celebration of his life at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be to PAACI, Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, PO Box 19575, Indianapolis, IN 46219, www.paaci.org.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Donna Jean Livingston

Jan. 18, 1939 — May 18, 2022

Donna Jean Livingston, 83, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her residence.

Born January 18, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Willis and Violet (McGinnis) Wessel. Donna married Robert M. Livingston in 1971 and he preceded her in death September 22, 2006.

Donna was of the Christian faith and volunteered with the Salvation Army. She was a homemaker and loved being a mother.

Surviving are her children, Debra Nelson of Orleans, Roger Livingston of Mitchell, David (Sheena) Livingston of Mitchell, Bobbie (Troy Bell) Livingston of Orleans, Tommy (Stephanie Popplewell) Livingston of Mitchell, Amber Livingston of Mitchell, Diana Livingston of Mitchell, and Robert L. (Abby) Livingston of Bedford; siblings, Judy Dalton of Bedford, and Wayne Wessel of Bedford; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband; parents; children, Vickie Livingston, Randy Livingston, and Joyce Livingston; and siblings, Willis Wessel Jr., Gary Wessel, Faith Staggs, and David Wessel preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Johnnie Herald officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

William Gerkin

March 18, 1959 — May 17, 2022

William Gerkin, 63, of Oolitic, passed away at 8:02 pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his residence.

Born March 18, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Bernard D. and Helen M (Pruitt) Gerkin. He married Hazel Wheeler in 1981 and she preceded him in death on August 10, 2019.

He was a truck driver for Long Star, formerly Shelly Trucking and loved working on cars.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Berry and Tammie Wease; three brothers, Randy Gerkin (Carol), Jimmy Gerkin (Dawn), and Bernard Gerkin, Jr.; step-children, Mary R. Goen, Dora Gipson, John Sullivan, Charles Sullivan, Wayne Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Raymond Sullivan, Randall Sullivan, and Lloyd Sullivan; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Mike Gerkin and a sister, Wilma Jean Gerkin.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation to follow with burial at Dive Cemetery at a later date.

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

Kevin Lee Allen

Jan. 23, 1986 — May 17, 2022

Kevin Lee Allen, 36 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday May 17, 2022 at his residence.

Born January 23, 1986 in Bedford he was the son of Lowell Allen and Donna (Delphia) LeClair.

Kevin was a 2004 graduate of Paoli High School and formerly worked at Wal-Mart in Bedford. He was an avid gamer. Kevin was a loving son, brother, and friend. He was a soft-spoken man with a presence of a giant with a heart just as big. He always found a way to put a smile on our faces.

Survivors include his mother, Donna LeClair of Bedford and father, Lowell Allen of Orleans, siblings, Edward (Kacey) Allen of Brazil, Emma (Tyler) Jenkins of Bedford and Wyatt LeClair of Bedford, grandmothers, Wanda (Mamaw) Cunnington of Bedford and Malinda Delphia of Bedford, several other family members.

Kevin was preceded in death by his step-mother, Diana Allen, step-father, Mark LeClair, grandparents, Guy Delphia and Herman & Iva Allen.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday May 21, 2022 at the Friendly Bible Church, 730 Peerless Road, Bedford, Pastor Tim Jenkins, officiating. Cremation has been chosen by the family. The family will receive friends at the Friendly Bible Church on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until service time at 2:00 pm.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

May 17, 2022

Mildred Colleen Smith

March 28, 1928 — May 16, 2022

Mildred Colleen Smith, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Born March 28, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Florence Mae (Easton) Curren. She married Glenn O. Smith on June 4, 1947, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2014.
Colleen was a homemaker and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the St. Vincent Altar Society. She retired from Bedford Office Supply after 50 years of service. She was a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop. As a member of the Good Sams Camping Club, Colleen enjoyed camping with friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia (Gary) Hutton, of Bedford; two sons, Tim (Nancy) Smith, of S. Carolina, and Larry (Jenny) Smith, of Bedford; six grandsons, Darren (Kate) Hutton, of Mitchell, Kevin (Elizabeth) Hutton, of Carmel, Kyle (Amy) Smith, of Bedford, Chad (Missy) Smith, of Greenwood, Travis (Kanha) Smith, of S. Carolina, and Tyler (Jamie) Smith, of S. Carolina; one granddaughter, Jeanna (Cory) Smith, of Florida; eight great-grandsons; seven great-granddaughters and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, May 20th at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jackie D. Case

May 21, 1953 — May 15, 2022

Jackie D. Case, 68, of Bedford, passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Born on May 21, 1953, he was the son of Russell D. and Nona (Wever) Case. He married Carla Swank on August 12, 1972 in Bedford and she survives.

Jackie was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1971, was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He retired as a supervisor from General Motors in 2018.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jackie is his wife, Carla Case of Bedford; two sons, Ryan (Tesla) Case and Rory Case, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Jenevive Case, Russell Case, Roland Case, Ryder Case, Charlotte Case, and Aryan (Greg) Hodges; his mother, Nona Case of Bedford; siblings, Diane (Ronnie) Speer of Leesville, Beverly Bailey of Heltonville, and Jerry Case of Bedford.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, Russell D. Case.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:00am at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Deacon Dave Reising and Father Jegan Peter officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at St. Vincent de Paul Church from 10:00am until the service time and all are welcome to stay for the memorial mass.

Contributions in memory of Jackie D. Case may be made to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lawrence County.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements for Jackie D. Case.

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

Thomas Jordan Bell

April 04, 2005 — May 12, 2022

Thomas Jordan Bell, 17, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Indiana University Bedford Hospital.

Born April 4, 2005, in Goshen, he was the son of Greggory Allen and Tricia Lynn (Cassity) Bell.

Thomas was a special gift from God; loved by all those who met him. Thomas was limited by cerebral palsy and blindness, but he didn’t allow that to keep him from enjoying life. He was a boy of routine and enjoyed watching Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Cars, and Monsters Inc., among other movies, daily. Even though he was limited verbally and physically, he loved listening to his mother read about Jesus, heavenly things, and listening to music praising God. He did what he could to sing and dance to God. His favorite song was “The Little Drummer Boy”. If you asked him where Jesus lived he would either say “har” (heart) or “thump thump”. He had a contagious smile that would brighten the room. He was always happy no matter what the circumstances were and was very tender-hearted toward others’ pain.

Thomas would love telling you about the animals and tractors on “Old McDonald’s Farm” and everyone loved his bird whistle along with his other animal sounds. Thomas loved listening to trains, and his favorite train movie was The Polar Express. Thomas loved learning names; his mother was always “mama”, his father was always “Geeg” and his little sister was “Tasa”. He knew his other brothers’ and sister’s names and the names of his nephews, along with several names of the nursing staff who took care of him.

Thomas and Tasha had a very special bond and he would let us know if she had a seizure when we were not in the room with her. He loved Tasha very much and was very protective of her. He was much loved and will be greatly missed on this side of heaven.

Surviving are his parents, Greggory Allen and Tricia Lynn Bell of Bedford; siblings, Marcus (Yesi) Bell of Three Rivers, Michigan, Micah Bell of Indianapolis, Stephanie (Sam) Castillo of the Dominican Republic, and Tasha Bell of Bedford; nephews, Luis, Cesar, Bryan, Noah, Lucas, Nathan, plus another nephew or niece on the way, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death are Grandma Cassity, Grandma and Grandpa Bell, and Uncle Travis (Nikki) Lechel.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Jon Pierson officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the church.

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

May 16, 2022

John K. Robbins

June 28, 1933 — May 13, 2022

John K. Robbins, 88, of Bedford, died at 6:55 pm on Friday, May 13, 2022, at IU Health Bedford.

Born June 28, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Franklin and Nellie (Carter) Robbins. He married Colleen S. Fish on April 26, 1952, and she survives.

John was a self-employed carpet installer, and a truck driver for Phillips 66 and Ferrell Gas. He was a lifetime member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Colleen of Bedford; two sons, Kevin Robbins and wife Jackie, and Kent Robbins and wife Terri; six grandchildren, JK Robbins, Jessica (Michael) Bellush, Susan (John Picou) Bridges, Adrienne (Dustin) Andis, Christie (Chad) Miller, Jason (Sarah) Hassler; fifteen great-grandchildren, Grant, Ava, Addyson, Audrey, Tyler, Ben, Marissa, Danielle, Isaac, Rileigh, Lilly, Clarissa, Clayton, Drew, Rosalie; and one great-great-grandchild, Amelia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and seven brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 18th at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Bro. Steve Wever officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Wednesday, May 18th at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

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

James E. Deckard

Jan. 06, 1943 — May 12, 2022

James E. Deckard, 79, of Bedford passed away at 3:33 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 6, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James W. and Madelyn (Kinser) Deckard. He married Roanna Moore on September 13, 1969, and she survives.

He retired in 1998 from RCA where he worked as a truck driver. James was a member of Shepherd’s Chapel of Arkansas, an Army veteran, and enjoyed playing the guitar, riding his golf cart, being outdoors, and loved the Lord.

Survivors include his wife Roanna of Bedford; a son, Robert J. Deckard, and wife Rhonda of Bedford; a daughter, Joni Hayes and husband Jeffrey of Springville; two granddaughters, Taylor Hayes and Hannah Hayes both of Springville; and one sister, Julia Spires of Bedford; a cousin, Kelly Brown and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Jami Lynn, and two brothers, George B. and Jerry D. Deckard.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, May 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Paulus officiating. Burial will follow in the Hansen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday.

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

May 15, 2022

Michael B. Miller

March 17, 1955 — May 13, 2022

Michael B. Miller, 67, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at Garden Villa Nursing Home, Bedford, Indiana.

Born March 17, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert E. and Donna (Mundy) Miller.

Michael had previously worked at Carpenter Body Works as a painter, and at General Electric. He greatly enjoyed walking, shopping, and his cars. He was a 1973 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

He is survived by a loving family.

His parents and his sister, Renee Reathaford; preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Don White officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery.

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

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

Brenda Darlene Neal

Feb. 24, 1949 — May 12, 2022

Brenda Darlene Neal, 73, of Orleans, passed away at 2:31 PM on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at her home.

She was born February 24, 1949 in Orange County, Indiana, the daughter of William Ernest and Daisy (Nicholson) Meehan.

She had worked at M Fine and Sons for twenty-nine years. She was a lover of cats and loved all of her cats like family. Brenda graduated from Mitchell High School, Class of 1967.

Brenda is survived by one son, Steve (Dara) Neal of Orleans, IN; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Presley, Devan, Danyelle, Sophia and Dane; six great-grandchildren; three siblings, Wilma (Joe) Morgan of Mitchell, IN, Norma Hensley of Bloomington, IN and Nethea Radcliff of French Lick, IN; one niece and one nephew also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral will be at 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM to service time.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Orange County Humane Society.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

May 13, 2022

Geraldine “Jeri” Bourland Cain

March 24, 1945 — May 10, 2022

Geraldine “Jeri” Bourland Cain, 77, of Bedford, passed away on May 10, 2022, at home, surrounded by her loved ones after a strong-willed battle with cancer. She kept her faith in knowing God had her in his loving arms. She was of Christian faith and had attended and followed on-line at Hillcrest Christian Church.

Born March 24, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of her loving parents, William Samual “Red” Bourland and Agnes Marie (Gyger) Bourland. She married Phil Cain on December 5, 1975, and he preceded her in death in August 2011.

She was the most loving and caring person. She spent much of her time raising money and doing good deeds for those in need. She always told us our family was blessed beyond measure and we needed to share that blessing.

She worked at many places, but was at Broadview Bowling Center for 30+ years, alongside her husband, until she retired. Everyone knew that it was a “Center” and she corrected them if the referred to it as an “alley”. She enjoyed many vacations at the beach. She loved spending time with her many life-long friends, knowing the love was strong, no matter the days between visits or miles apart.

She is the loving mother of three daughters, Sherri Sons (Louie), Annette Warnick (Bob), and Carri Smith, all of Bedford; a loving grandma Jeri to Nicole Smith (Travis), of Springville, Andrew Sons (Stacie), Rikki Crane (Johnny), all of Bedford, and Dr. Nathaniel Warnick (Shannon), of Ellettsville; a loving great grandma Jeri to Dyllon Smith, Peyton Smith, Austin Sons, Riley Sons, Bracie Crane, and Dixon Crane; her loving sisters, Betty Bourland and Pat Bruin; life-long friend, Sharon Van Dyke, all of Bedford; many much loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Bob “Rabbi” Bourland; a granddaughter, Jessica Ann Case and a niece, Lesia Gail Cox.

Heaven has received an amazing angel, and she will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. She always said, “The sky is blue, the sun is shining, God is in Heaven and all is well.” LOVE YOU MORE!!

We are honoring her wishes of cremation. A celebration of Life will be held at 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 28th at the Hillcrest Christian Church with a meal to follow. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until the hour of service on Saturday. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, Becky’s Place, or the Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

May 11, 2022

Susan Kay (Hack) Johnson

Aug. 27, 1962 — May 10, 2022

Susan Kay (Hack) Johnson, 59, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at her daughter’s residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born August 27, 1962, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Kenneth E. and Carolyn Sue (Dalton) Hack.

Susan was a 1980 Mitchell High School graduate. She worked at Regal-Beloit for 20 years and at the Monroe County Auditor’s office for 18 years as a Property Director. Susan loved hiking and she recently accomplished the goal of hiking at every one of the Indiana State Parks with her brother Anthony. She was a very devoted mother and loved her family fiercely. She would do anything for her family. Susan was the definition of a “woman of faith” and was a lifelong member of the Mitchell First Church of God and attended City Church in Bloomington.

Surviving are her daughter, Megan (Keenan) Nowlin of Indianapolis; father, Kenneth E. Hack of Mitchell; siblings, Lisa Irene (Jim) Sanders of Shoals, William Kevin (Julia) Hack of Mitchell, Lori Lynn Hack of Mitchell, and Anthony Joe Hack of Mitchell; special cousin, Kinley Hack of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Natalie Cotton, Brandon Hack, Lucas Sanders, Josh Hack, Jacob Hack, Maisa Cotton, Christian Cotton, Zeke Cotton, Scott Sanders, Kelly Rascoe, Conner Rascoe, and Emma Rascoe; and her beloved companion dog Izzy.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life, at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Bedford First Church of God with Brother Kenny Dalton and Brother Brad Rainey presiding.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Cancer Treatment Centers of America & Down Syndrome Family Connection – Bloomington Chapter

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

Phyllis Iris Parker

Phyllis Iris Parker,87, of Avon Park, FL, formerly of Lawrence Co., IN, passed from this life on Monday, May 9, 2022 at her home in Florida.  Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 10, 2022

Dustin “Koal” Warren

April 15, 1988 — May 07, 2022

Dustin “Koal” Warren age 34 of Bloomington passed away at 3:07 pm on May 7, 2022 at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on April 15, 1988 to Dwight Warren and Kathy (Sellers) Perkins. He worked in construction at Indiana Foundation Services (IFS).

Koal is survived by his mother, Kathy (Roger) Perkins of Bedford, one brother, Nathan Jones of Bloomington, one sister, Natasha Jones-Young of Columbia, Missouri, grandmother, Dora Sears of Bedford, uncle, John (Becky) Sellers of Trinity Springs, two aunts, Deliliah (Joe) Burnette of Williams and Rebecca Mitchell of Bedford, two nephews, Ira Jones and Rosemik Young, one niece, Iris Reichlin.

Koal was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Warren and grandparents, John and Sue Sellers of Trinity Springs.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday May 12, 2022 at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

John Paul Roll

April 01, 1946 — May 08, 2022

John Paul Roll, 76, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at his residence.

Born April 1, 1946, in Washington County, he was the son of Dallas J. and Betty M (Woods) Roll.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War and was part of the USAR Control Group. John was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250. He was employed by Hail’s Carriage House, CSX Railroad, and Applacres. John enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time.

Surviving: children, Dallas (Shannon) Roll of Bedford, Josh (Brooke) Roll of Orleans, April Roll of Mitchell, and Sandi England of Mitchell; siblings, Connie Bennett of Mitchell, Jimmy Roll of Bedford, Stevie Roll of Mitchell, and Benny Roll of Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His father; mother, Betty M. Phimester; step-father, Larry Phimester; daughter, Lana Mounce; siblings, Kenny Roll, Rick Roll, Carolyn Knoy, and Mary Albertson; infant siblings, Candy Roll, Tammy Roll, and John Roll; and great-grandchild, Legacy Johnson preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12 in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Lee Hupp officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Samantha “Sami” Jayne Hall

Aug. 27, 1992 — May 05, 2022

Samantha “Sami” Jayne Hall (nee Bailey), age 29, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022.

She was born August 27, 1992 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI to Bryant D. and Amy M. Bailey.

Sami graduated from Saline High School in 2010 and went on to attend Eastern Michigan University. Her proudest accomplishment was on February 2nd, 2014, when she became a mother. On June 10, 2016 she became a wife and married Ricky Hall.

Sami loved fiercely and wholeheartedly, all of her friends and family. One of her greatest joys was being a mother and step-mother. Our loving fiery red head was full of compassion and empathy. She was creative, smart, funny and could brighten up any room. She danced to the beat of her own drum and her spunk and zestiness was contagious. If she could find a reason to sing, she would, loudly and at the top of her lungs. She loved to laugh and her smile was infectious. She was a unique and beautiful soul that was loved more than she will ever know.

In addition to her husband, she leaves behind: her daughter, Julia Hall; stepchildren, Chance Adkins, Blaize Hall and Armani Hall; parents, Amy Alarcon (Julio) and Bryant Bailey (Jennifer); sister, Emily Bailey; brother, Connor Bailey; mother-in-law, Yvonne Jones and father-in-law, Ricky Hall (Judy); brother and sister-in-laws, Shelly Hill (Ron), Noah Laws (Racine) and Jeanine Hall; grandmother, Joan Bailey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Carl Bailey, Byron Thrasher and Patricia Griffin and father-in-law, Mike Jones

Friends and loved ones may join the family at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, IN on Friday May 13, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm with a memorial service to follow at 3:00pm.

Memorial donations may be made to JDRF, the Juvenile diabetes research foundation.

May 09, 2022

Chelsee D. New

March 02, 1988 — May 05, 2022

Chelsee D. New, 34, of Bedford, passed away at 6:22 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Born March 2, 1988, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Jonathon Scott Spinks and Misty Sheetz. She was a member of the Friendship Fellowship Church.

Survivors include her children, Arianna Lovell, Jayston Lovell, Liam Bowles, Madilynn New, and Ezekiel New; a sister, Jessica Hackney and her daughter, Jaycie Hackney; her mother, Misty Sheetz, of Bedford; her father, Jonathon Spinks and wife, Judy, of Bedford; her grandfather, Phil New, of Bedford; her granny, Lynda Shannon, of Bedford; an uncle, Brian Spinks.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Linda Horner New; her paternal grandparents, Sam and Frances Cox Spinks; a brother, Tyler Scott New; aunts, Cheryl New and her daughter, Hope New, Rebecca “Becky” Hedge; her step-father, Scott Weldon.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jackie Lee Bundy

July 09, 1956 — May 04, 2022

Jackie Lee Bundy, 65, passed away Monday, May 4, 2022, in Plainfield, Indiana.

Born July 9, 1956, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Robert Lee and Mary Estella (Baker) Bundy.

Jackie enjoyed being with friends and family.

Surviving: children, Mary Robbins of Bedford, Duke Neff of Bloomington, Donna Kay Fromen of Bedford; grandchildren, Carl Tegarden, Candra Tegarden, Jacquelyn Bundy, Dearl Bundy, Feyd Bundy, Carmen Robbins, Bella Robbins, and Chelsey Fromen; and brother, Kyle Bundy of Mitchell.

His parents; companion, Susan A. Bundy; and siblings, Dalenia Truesdel and Larry Bundy preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Walter Coffman

June 08, 1932 — May 07, 2022

Walter Coffman, 89, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his home.

Born June 8, 1932, in Lincoln County, Kentucky, he was the son of Prior and Celeste (Clements) Coffman. He married Lettie Marie Lane August 8, 1950 and she preceded him in death May 25, 2021.

Walter and his wife, Lettie, owned the Daily Scoop for many years. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Walter was a member of the American Legion Post 250, VFW Post 9107, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M., and 39th Steet Christian Church. He loved his dogs.

Survivors include his children, Walter Eugene (Debbie) Coffman of Bedford, Ernie (Wilma) Coffman of Bedford, Lisa (Mary) Coffman of New Albany; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

His parents; daughter, Pamela Marie Coffman; brothers, Leon Coffman, Raymond Coffman, James Coffman, Dudley Coffman; and sisters, Edna Lister and Addie Lister, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bruce Becker and Kelly Carson officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 250 and VFW Post 9107. A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: LA-OR-MA Shrine Club

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

Sherry Elaine Bell

Oct. 15, 1946 — May 06, 2022

Sherry Elaine Bell, 75, formerly of Elkhart, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at Garden Villa.

Born October 15, 1946, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Arthur Eugene and Partha (Troup) Miller. Sherry married Theodore Rodney Bell and he preceded her in death.

Sherry was a loving wife and mother of four. Sherry worked as a beautician and waitress, and later retired to take care of her home and property. She was passionate about everything she did and loved working outside with her trees, bird feeders, and flowers and later took up cycling. Her property was nominated by her neighbors and later featured in a magazine out of Chicago. Sherry loved traveling both locally, throughout the country, and internationally with her husband and children and chronicled those moments through her passion of scrapbooking and photography. Sherry had a faith in God and is now celebrating eternal life with Jesus and her husband.

Surviving: children, Nikki Lechel of Elkhart, Crystal (Kenny) Dawe of Elkhart, Debra Shannon (Lori Jean) Arnett of Las Vegas, NV, Gregg (Tricia) Bell of Bedford; twin sister, Sharon Haines-Marshall of Warsaw; brother, Doug Miller of Bremen; sister-in-law, Vicki Miller of Milford; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Steve Miller, Mike Miller, and David Miller; and son-in-law, Travis Lechel preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with a Celebration of Life, Sunday, June 5, from 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Crystal and Kenny Dawes residence; 3300 East Lake Drive North, Elkhart, Indiana.

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

May 07, 2022

Brian Sowders

May 07, 1956 — April 11, 2022

Brian Sowders, 65, of Chandler, TX formerly Bedford, IN passed away April 11, 2022.

Born May 7, 1956 to Delmar & Kathleen Sowders.

Brian graduated from Bedford High School and retired from Ford Vieston after 30 years.

He is survived by his brother Brad (Glenda) Sowders, his sister in law Mary Sowders, and several nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Rheadawn Inman, Norma Bridwell, Patricia Hamilton, and his brothers; Larry Sowders and Stephen Sowders.

Private cremation.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Brian’s honor at, The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701

James Michael “Mikey” Stacy II

Nov. 26, 1984 — May 04, 2022

James Michael “Mikey” Stacy II of Indianapolis passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the age of 37.

Mikey was born on November 26, 1984 into the home of James Michael Stacy and Kimberly Ragan Gale in Muncie, Indiana. He formerly lived in Bloomington and worked for the family masonry business, Ragan Masonry. He moved to Indianapolis to start a career with Amazon prior to his passing.

Mikey enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles, owning over 100 vehicles over the years. He was always available to help and was a compassionate man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. He loved his children and family and spent time with them as much as he could. One of his favorite things to do was to just relax and enjoy being at home.

James is survived by his Mother, Kimberly Gale (Bruce) of Bloomington; Father, James Michael Stacy (Tracy) of Muncie; Wife, Erin Stacy of Bloomington; Children, James Michael Stacy, III, Jesse (Mya) Stacy, Ruby Stacy and Billy Stacy all of Bloomington; Sister, Janet Stacy of Bedford; Niece, Ryann Stacy of Bedford; Nephew, Samson Crawford of Bedford and several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

He was preceded in death by Grandfather, Raymond Stacy and Two Grandmothers, Vina Mae Stacy and Connie Ragan.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm at Simpson Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington. A visitation will be held Monday, May 9, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville.

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

May 05, 2022

Wilma Jean Donovan

June 27, 1948 — May 04, 2022

Wilma Jean Donovan age 83 of Mitchell passed away at IU Health in Bedford on Wednesday May 4, 2022 at 9:21am.

She was born in Lawrence County on June 27, 1948 to Marshall and Hazel (Cox) Donovan.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1956; she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her brother, Bobby Donovan of Mitchell and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday May 5, 2022 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Brian LuAllen, officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Kimberly Jane Roberts

June 18, 1964 — May 02, 2022

Kimberly Jane Roberts, 57, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Born June 18, 1964, in Monroe Co., she was the daughter of Leroy Melvin Fleenor and Myra Jane (Smith) Sutton. She was a factory worker for CAP Group.

Survivors include a daughter, Myra Jane Roberts, of Bedford; a son, Leroy Adam Roberts, of Boseman, MT. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Christopher Dean Buchanann.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Elizabeth Ann Pritchett

Aug. 14, 1954 — May 03, 2022

Elizabeth Ann Pritchett, 67, of Oolitic, died on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born August 14, 1954, she was the daughter of Jim Reeves and Anna Jean (Parker) Reeves. A loving and dedicated homemaker, she raised her three beautiful daughters and later worked in childcare and housekeeping. Elizabeth was an exceptional gardener and loved her flowers. She loved the sunshine and enjoyed her time at the beach. She cherished her dog, Anna.

Survivors include her three daughters, Stephanie Pritchett, of Oolitic, Jennifer Grunewald and husband Matt, of Northport, AL, and Maria Mull and husband Nate, of Evansville; seven grandchildren, Hazel Grunewald, Cecilia, Olivia, Cedric, Chérie, Derek, and Sullivan Mull; a granddog, Urban Legend; mother, Anna Jean, of Bedford; brother, Melvin Reeves and wife Karen, of Springville; sister, Jane Terrill, of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Reeves and a nephew, James Reeves.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The family welcomes and greatly appreciates any flowers sent in honor of Elizabeth.

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

Frances C. Ramsden

May 15, 1924 — May 02, 2022

Frances C. Ramsden, 97, of Bedford, passed away at her residence at 6:45 am on May 2, 2022.

Born on May 15, 1924, Frances was the daughter of Edward and Frances Regina (Hauser) Secker. She married Hedley “Kenneth” Ramsden on May 25, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

Frances worked at the Cracker Jack factory in accounting and for Argo Corn Products. A devout Roman Catholic, Frances was a talented seamstress, book lover, and was devoted to her family.

Surviving Frances are her four children, James K. Ramsden, Kevin B. (Mary) Ramsden, Nancy Ramsden Owen and Laurel J. Wahl; grandchildren, Erin King, Colleen Crisp, Meghan Hansen, and Samantha Owen; great-grandchildren, Avery Ramsden, Marissa Ramsden, Molly Ramsden, Violet Hansen, Grace King, Logan King, Madison Swanson, and Alice Farriols.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; grandsons, Arick Scott Ramsden and Adam Kenneth Little; her brother, Edward Secker and sister, Joanne Secker.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

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

Robert (Bob) Earl Bex

Nov. 18, 1942 — May 03, 2022

Robert (Bob) Earl Bex age 79 of Mitchell passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 7:50 Am.

He was born in Charlestown on November 18, 1942 to Archie Bex and Ida Annice (Dummond) Bex.

Bob was a graduate of Huron High School, he retired from General Electric in Bloomington and was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship in Mitchell. Bob married Pamela Merry in Mitchell on April 3, 1987 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Bex of Mitchell, three children, Jeffrey Scott (Virginia) Bex of Bedford, Mark Anthony Bex of Bedford and April Colleen Bex of Mitchell, one step-daughter, Brandy (Kristopher) Mounsey of Mitchell, four grandchildren, Heather Marie (Ivan) Noel of Bloomington, Shayla Renee Bex of Bedford, Vincent Mounsey of Mitchell and Jude Mounsey of Mitchell, great grandson, Dominick Cade Noel of Bloomington, one sister, Linda Bex of Bedford, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Leonard (Dale) Bex, two sisters, Mildred (Suzy) Meek and MaDonna Meadows, and two infant siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 6, 2022 at 2:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Pastor Jerry Allen and Pastor Andy Pemberton, officiating, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday May 6, 2022 from Noon until 2:00 pm service time at the funeral home. Following the services a meal will be provided for family and friends at the Bride of Christ Fellowship in Mitchell.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

May 04, 2022

Denver Kennett

Nov. 11, 1944 — April 28, 2022

Denver was with us 77 years.  Born the youngest of 8 children to Willis and Lillian Kennett in Guilford, Indiana, he loved school and sports as a kid. In High School Denver was the 1963 Indiana State High Jump Champion, the three-time EIAC High Jump and Long Jump Champion, three-time EIAC 440 Yard Dash Champion, two-time EIAC member of the Mile Relay Team, Member of Pat O’Neil’s first undefeated football season, and repeatedly recognized point, rebound, and free-throw player in basketball. Denver went on to earn an athletic scholarship to University of Kentucky, where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education and spent his career committed to equipping students with both knowledge and gently guided self-discipline.

He was an encouraging person recognized to represent the best in educators, ultimately retiring as Principal of Shawswick Elementary School here in Lawrence County.

He and his wife, Delores, spent winters in Lutz, Florida, where he played golf, hunted bargains, and enjoyed frequent and friendly poker games.

Denver and Delores returned home to Bedford last Wednesday night, ready to take up their summer residence and looking forward to all their favorite pursuits, but Denver passed away peacefully in his sleep sometime Thursday morning.

Denver was certainly loved and admired by too many to name here, but all would agree he was a wonderful friend and neighbor; selfless, caring, remarkably intelligent, patient and kind.
He was the proud father of Dena Kennett (David Collins) and stepson Scott Clark, age 13 when Denver married Delores. Scott and his former wife, Penny Clark, gave Denver and Delores four wonderful and treasured grandchildren: Tanner, Austin, Jackson, and Autumn, who will sorely miss their “Papa”.

There will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life is to be announced in late summer or fall.

We sincerely thank Justin at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans for handling Denver’s cremation with grace and the utmost care.

The family welcomes online condolences at “Ochstetrick.net” as well as those mailed to the Kennett residence in Bedford.

May 03, 2022

Kathryn Louise Erwin Root

Oct. 23, 1938 — May 01, 2022

Kathryn Louise Erwin Root, 83, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born October 23, 1938, in Knox Co., IN, she was the daughter of Claude Winford and Irma Helen (Moran) Erwin. Kathryn moved to Lawrence Co. and started school at Needmore High School her freshman year. This is where she met the love of her life, Merlin Root. Merlin and Kathryn dated all through high school and were married on September 15, 1957.

Kathryn worked at Indiana University in the Accounting Department and later went to cosmetology school. Kathryn and Merlin bought Crest Motel, Root’s Country Store, and Hoosier Hills Motel. She cleaned motel rooms and waited on customers in her grocery store. Many people in the Judah community will remember her standing behind the front counter with a friendly smile. Kathryn loved her customers. She owned Root Quarry in Needmore, founded in 2021. Kathryn was a Christian. She attended Guthrie Christian Church and loved hearing the old country hymns.

Kathryn’s family meant everything to her. In addition to her husband, Merlin, she had three children, Brian Root, who passed away in 1996, Tonya Rensi, and Kamila Binkley. She loved her sons-in-law, Ed Rensi and Craig Binkley. Her grandchildren were so special to her. They called her “Mammy”. She had one grandson, Anthony Stevens, and wife, Stephanie and three granddaughters, Caroline Rensi, Kiera Binkley, and Allison Rensi, one brother, Dr. Robert Erwin and wife, Brenda; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Brian and a brother, David Erwin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, May 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 5th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Riley Hospital for Children, the Shriner’s Hospital or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Richard “Boss” Romine

Dec. 20, 1954 — May 01, 2022

Richard “Boss” Romine, 67, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Bell Trace Health and Living in Bloomington.

Born December 20, 1954, he was the son of Paul J. and Jean (Dunigan) Romine. He married Janice Rae Pickens on April 22, 1978 and she survives.

Richard was a graduate of Corydon Central High School, was a member of the Guide Pointe Church in Bedford, and was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Richard is his wife, Janice Rae Romine; two sons, Paul (Rebecca) Romine of Bedford and Chad (Christina) Romine of Bedford; grandchildren, Anna and Jackson Romine, Carter, Noah, Olivia and Emmie; and one sister, Rosetta Romine of Corydon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul Jackson Romine, Jr.

Funeral services for Richard “Boss” Romine will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Guide Pointe Church in Bedford with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be held at the Guide Pointe Church from 5:00-7:00pm Thursday.

Arrangements for Mr. Romine have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Condolences and remembrances may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Rachel Galloway

March 25, 1950 — April 30, 2022

Rachel Galloway, 91, of Seymour, Indiana passed away April 30, 2022.

She was born in Bedford, Indiana, in 1930 to the late Samuel and Eva (Pavey) Box.  On March 25, 1950, she married the love of her life, Dr. Conrad H Galloway.

Rachel was a member of Central Christian Church and Tri Kappa. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing golf, which she even made a hole in one. She enjoyed her bible study and her seven great grandchildren. She would light up like a Christmas tree when someone would talk about them.

She is survived by her sons; Scott (Marguerite) Galloway, and Craig Galloway, her four grandchildren; Mandy (Kevin) Reinhart, Chad Galloway, Nicole (Jeremy) Halpern, and Morgan Galloway, her seven great grandchildren and her sister; Regina Gabbert.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Conrad Galloway, her parents; Samuel and Eva (Pavey) Box, her brothers; Ralph Box, Rodney Box, and her sisters; Norma Adams, and Radonna Sears.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 3, 2022, at 10am until the time of service at 12pm at Voss and Sons Funeral Service. Private graveside service will be conducted at a later date.

Family request memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Voss and Sons Funeral Service.

Share a memory or express condolences at www.vossfuneralservice.com

Martha A. (Pemberton) Kendall

Sept. 22, 1942 — May 01, 2022

Martha A. (Pemberton) Kendall age 79 of Mitchell passed away on Sunday May 1, 2022 at 4:40 Am at Mitchell Manor.

She was born in Bloomington on September 22, 1942 to Edna (Marsh) Nelson. She was a graduate of Needmore High School and member of Gullett’s Creek Baptist Church, she retired from Beltone Hearing Aids in Bedford.

Martha married Carol D. Kendall on March 8, 1986 and he survives.

Survivors include her husband, Carol D. Kendall of Mitchell, two children, Denise (Dale, Jr.) Maple of Bedford, and Brian (Lisa) Anderson of Bedford, two step-children, Cheryl (John) Broux of Luten, England and Michael D. Kendall of Mitchell, eight grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by her mother, three brothers, Bob Pemberton, Ron Pemberton, and Donald Pemberton, one step-son, Phillip Kendall

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Mary Hollis, officiating. Entombment will follow her services.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

May 02, 2022

Nellie M. Mikels

May 01, 1925 — April 28, 2022

Nellie M. Mikels, 96, of Bedford, passed away at 5:48 pm, on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born May 1, 1925, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Wesley and Edith (Cummings) Trogdon. She married Ralph Mikels, Jr. on September 15, 1943, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1996.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Mikels’ Service Center and had worked at Evangelistic Faith Mission for 18 years. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and the Bedford Medical Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Jody Hill (Wendell), Georgetta Vaught (Rick), and Patti Lane (Greg), all of Bedford; two sons, Steve Mikels (Donna) and Ed Mikels (Dale Lynn), both of Bedford; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Martha Black, of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Wayne, Wendell and George Trogdon; sisters, Mary Trodgon and Nora Todd; a granddaughter, Jamie Vaught a grandson, Ty Vaught and a son-in-law Clayton Williams

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 4th at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Rev. Darold Hill, and Rev. John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd and from 9:00 am until the hour of service all at the Free Methodist Church.

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

William Robert McDonald

Feb. 01, 1946 — April 30, 2022

William Robert McDonald, 76, of Mitchell, died at 4:45 am on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born February 1, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Wilbur and Crystal Bernice (Brown) McDonald. He married Carolyn Vest on August 2, 1969, and she survives. He retired after seventeen years from Paoli Walmart. He was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; six children, Chris McDonald of Bedford, Patrick McDonald of Mitchell, Heather (Glen) Mattingly of Palmyra, Carmen Terry of Mitchell, Crystal (Justin) Asbery of Orleans, and Sara (Edwin) Ward of Mitchell; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Milly (Jim) Elliott of Bedford; and one niece, Elaine Elliott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Patsy Clark.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon, on Wednesday, May 4th at the Orleans Christian Church with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00am until the hour of service on Wednesday, at the Orleans Christian Church.

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

Carl R. Gootee

March 15, 1945 — April 28, 2022

Carl R. Gootee, 77, of Bedford, passed away at his residence on April 28, 2022.

Born on March 15, 1945, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Oscar and Marie (Thomas) Gootee. He married Judy Abel on June 8, 1968 and she survives.

Carl was a 1963 graduate of Indianapolis Pike High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the grocery business, was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Carl is his wife, Judy of Bedford; son, Scott (Vanessa) Gootee of Gulf Breeze, FL; daughter, Emily Eagan of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Bethany Godsey-Gootee of Bedford; grandchildren, Dillon Eagan, Katlyn Eagan, Marissa Gootee, Ashlyn Eagan, Amanda Gootee, Wilder Gootee, River Gootee, and Lexi Gootee; siblings, Don Gootee of Wyoming, Joe (Liz) Gootee of Kentucky, Marian Gootee of Indiana, Helen Gootee of Indiana, Bob (Anita) Gootee of Florida, and Greg Gootee of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Eric Gootee in 2017; and two brothers, Frank and Paul Gootee.

The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30am with a memorial mass for Carl R. Gootee at 11:00am Thursday, May 5, 2022, all at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Fr. Jegan Peter, Deacon Dave Reising and Deacon Tom Scarlett officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard of the Gillen Post 33 of the American Legion. Following the mass a Celebration of Life will be held at the K of C Hall in Bedford. A private burial will be held later at the Coveyville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul School Guardian Angel Fund in memory of Carl Gootee. Contributions may be made by phone at (812)275-6539 or by mailing a check to 1723 I Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

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

William Eugene “Gene” Standish

Nov. 12, 1933 — April 30, 2022

William Eugene “Gene” Standish, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Stone Bridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born November 12, 1933, in Bedford, he was the son of Orville Carter and Mary Doris (Nicholson) Standish. He married Martha Jane Stevens on December 11, 1955, and she survives.

Gene was the owner and operator of Standish farm supply along side his wife Martha until they retired, and a stateside Veteran of the United States Army where he worked as a radio technician. He was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church, serving on the board for over 40 years, many of those as church treasurer; member of the Lawrence County Cattleman’s Association, recently receiving their lifetime achievement award; a lifetime farmer, receiving the Soil and Conservation Farmer award in 2008. Gene’s hobbies included restoring vintage tractors; playing with his two puppies, Sadie, and Sandy; tinkering in the garage; and collecting all sorts of tools. He was an avid race fan, both NASCAR and Indy Car.

Surviving to cherish Gene’s memory are his wife of 66 years, Martha; four daughters, Patty (Danny) Young, Barbara (Jeffery) Anderson, Sherri (Sam) Brock, and Shellie (Mark) Pritchett; five grandchildren, Chad (Kimberly) Brock, Heidi (Chris) Atchison, Christie (JR) Cummings, Leah (Andy) McLeod, and Tyler Anderson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James K. Standish.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Leatherwood Christian Church, Bedford, with Pastor Jim Bowyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leatherwood Christian Church.

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

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

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