Obituaries

Obituaries — April 2021

April 20, 2021

Mason Robert George

Sept. 24, 1998 — April 16, 2021

Mason Robert George, 22, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021.

Born September 24, 1998, in Bloomington, he was the son of Kirby Robert and Jennifer (Weimer) George. He was employed at Tieman Tire in Owensburg and was recently promoted to shop Floor Foreman in Bloomington.

Everyone that knew Mason knew that he had the biggest heart and always had a smile on his face. Any time that anyone needed anything, Mason was there. It’s easy to say that his favorite thing to do was help people, whether it be pulling someone out of a ditch, working on a truck, or even giving someone a place to live. A close second would be fishing, looking for mushrooms or hunting ginseng. Mason never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone.

Survivors include his mother, Jennifer George (Bob Atkins), of Bedford; a sister, Kelsey George of Homerville, OH; grandfather, Jim Weimer (Joy), of Solsberry; grandmother, Marilyn George, of Owensburg; a nephew, Noah George, of Homerville, OH; an aunt, Jill Weimer, of Solsberry; several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Devin George; his grandmother, Janet Weimer and his grandfather, Bob George.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, April 23rd at the Solsberry Christian Church with Jay Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 22nd at the Solsberry Christian Church. Pallbearers are: Jake Uland, Tristan Jones, Robert Hoover, Bryant Helton, John Graber, Joel Weimer, Clayton Sowders, and Monte Long.

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

Robert Alan Nikirk

Feb. 16, 1948 — April 18, 2021

Robert Alan Nikirk, 73, of Bedford, passed away at 4:57 pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

Born February 16, 1948 in Bedford, he was the son of Robert W. and Phyllis (Jackson) Nikirk. He married Nelda Ludlow on September 4, 1982 and she survives.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Navy as a Boatswain’s mate. He retired from NSWC Crane. He was a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda, of Bedford; three children, Aimee Mauk and husband, Greg, of Yukon, OK, Marty Nikirk, of Bedford, and Abigail Jostad and husband, Jeremy, of Tripoli, IA; a granddaughter, Macie Lynn Mauk; his mother, Phyllis, of Bedford; four siblings, Nancy Nikirk, of Ft. Wayne, Phillip Nikirk and wife, Marcia, of Anderson, Clara Shaw, of Bloomfield, and Sara Nikirk, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that everyone wear a mask.

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

Larry S. Bennett

Larry S. Bennett, 82 , of Shoals, died Monday, Apr. 19. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 19, 2021

Wilma Jean Hughes

June 19, 1953 — April 15, 2021

Wilma Jean Hughes passed away April 15, 2021, in Bloomington. She was 67 years old.

She was born on June 19, 1953, to her parents Dale and Irene Sproles Mynatt. She married Gary Wayne Hughes on Nov. 19, 1970, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1981.

She was a member of Guidepoint Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by her son, Edward; her granddaughter, Alexus; daughter-in-law, Rachelle; three brothers, Ralph Mynatt, Sam Mynatt and Christopher Shannon; one sister, Vivian Faye Yates; and her two nieces whom she loved and considered daughters, Leeann Dixon and Lisa Mynatt and their children, Derek, Raul, Blanca, Lacy, Samantha and Ashley.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Bentlee; one brother, Ernie Hughes; and three sisters, Mary Hall, Beth Lake and Joy Lyons.

There will be visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, with Brother Perry speaking between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Carolyn A. Thompson

May 29, 1938 — April 16, 2021

Carolyn A. Thompson, 82, of Odon, Indiana, and formerly lived at Switz City for 52 years, passed away peacefully, on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Parkview Village Christian Care in Odon.

She was born on May 29, 1938 in Bloomfield, Indiana to Bertrand and Annabell (Pilk) Goad. Carolyn married her husband of 65 years, Charles Gilbert Thompson on May 21, 1955.

Carolyn was a bookkeeper for Huse Food Group for several years before retiring in 2000. She enjoyed crocheting and word puzzles. Carolyn adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family left to cherish the memory of Carolyn include: one daughter, Carla (Bruce) Porter of Switz City; grandson, Charles (Kimberly) Porter of Newberry; granddaughter, Jennifer (Luke) Hancock of Sandborn; great-grandchildren, Jeffrie Porter, Casey Porter, Ruby Hancock, Wesley Porter and Annie Hancock; sisters, Peggy (Vernon) Thompson of Springville and Sheryl McDaniel of Linton.

Carolyn was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Charles Thompson; sister, Phyllis Padgett; brothers, Butch, Lloyd and Larry Goad.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon with Pastor Vernon Thompson officiating. Carolyn will be laid to rest in Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Newberry.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.mengfuneralhome.com

Arthur Hash

Sept. 09, 1916 — April 14, 2021

Arthur Hash, 104, Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at his residence.

Born, Sept. 9, 1916, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Ernest and Mary (Spicer) Hash.

Arthur enjoyed fishing. He instilled the love of fishing in his daughters and grandchildren. One of his grandsons even named him the “Fish Whisperer.” He enjoyed watching basketball, wrestling, and NASCAR.

After he retired from farming, Arthur grew beautiful flowers and kept up on community news. He was known throughout the community “as the best molasses cookie maker in the country.” He enjoyed spending time his children and grandchildren and shared a wealth of information.

He was the oldest member of the Springhill Presbyterian Church in which he was very active for many years.

He was married to Virginia (Wainscott) Hash on May 5, 1939, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Katherine J. Cox, Bedford and Sandy Wilhoit, Edwardsburg, Michigan; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Hileman, Ethan Cox, Sean (Jama) Cox, Aaron (Barbara) Wilhoit; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife,; parents; son-in-law, Kenneth Cox; and all of his brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held from 10a.m. to noon Monday (today) at Springhill Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will follow at noon. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery in Decatur County.

Family requests that memorials be made to Springhill Church and Cemetery Association, c/o of Daryl Tressler, 1572 Nicklas Ct., Greensburg, IN 47240 or Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 308, Clarksburg, IN 47240.

Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com

Ellen S. (Holman) Nicholson

Ellen S. (Holman) Nicholson, 87, of Reddington, died Thursday, April 15. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Burkholder Chapel in Seymour. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Burkholder Chapel. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Seymour.

April 18, 2021

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Evans

May 25, 1949 — April 14, 2021

Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Evans age 71 of Springville passed away on April 14, 2021 at 10:24 PM at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born on May 25, 1949 to William O. Thompson and Pauline L. (Walle)Thompson. Becky married Walter Evans on February 19, 1970 and he survives.

Survivors include her siblings, Tony Thompson, David Thompson, Donna Rainey and Jayne Silvers; children, Jacque Jones (Husband Scott Jones), Michelle Evans, Beth Evans, Walter Evans Jr. (Wife Jessica Evans); 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 brothers, Tony, and David.

Her hobbies included spending time with her grandkids and fishing.

Cremation was chosen and the family will have a celebration of life to honor Becky.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

April 17, 2021

Joyce L. Babcock

July 27, 1955 — April 15, 2021

Joyce L. Babcock, 65, of Paoli Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Baptist Floyd in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born in Mitchell, Indiana on July 27, 1955 to Carl and Lucille Hopkins Leatherman. Joyce married Phillip Babcock on May 10, 1973 and he survives.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carolyn Terrell, Wanda Holt, and Judy Jones; brothers, Sonny Leatherman, and Harold Leatherman.

She worked at Wood Design, JSI, and Paoli Inc through the years. Joyce enjoyed camping, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially, grandchildren.

Survivors include her Spouse, Phillip Babcock, Paoli, Indiana; Sons, Phillip Babcock Jr. Paoli, Indiana, Todd Babcock, Paoli, Indiana; Daughter, Jennifer (Victor) Perry, Paoli, Indiana; Brothers, Dan Leatherman, Tunnelton, Indiana, Jerry Leatherman, Tunnelton, Indiana, Terry Leatherman, Tunnelton, Indiana, Gerald Leatherman, Mitchell, Indiana, Don Leatherman, Williams, Indiana, Tony Leatherman, Mitchell, Indiana, Jack Leatherman, Mitchell, Indiana; Sisters, Vickie Pridemore, Mitchell, Indiana, Sheila Garrison, Orleans, Indiana; 5-Grandchildren; and 1-Great-Grandson on the way.

Visitation will be held 10:00 AM Monday, April 19, 2021 with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli, IN 47454. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Meredith Jones will officiate.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

April 16, 2021

David Gene Tincher

June 22, 1951 — April 14, 2021

David Gene Tincher, 69, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 22, 1951, in Mitchell, he was the son of William Clarence and Betty Rose (Moore) Tincher. He married Cynthia Alice O’Malley December 19, 1980.

He retired from RCA and had been employed at General Electric and Professional Golfcar Corporation.

David was a 1971 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Sportsman’s Gun Club.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Tincher of Mitchell; children, Karrie Tincher of Bedford,
Rick O’Malley of Tennessee, David O’Malley of Mitchell; several grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Genny Grider of Mitchell, Korki Tincher of Bedford.

His parents and brother, Bill “Bopper” Tincher, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Thomas “Tom” Joseph Walsh

Nov. 29, 1948 — April 14, 2021

Thomas “Tom” Joseph Walsh age 72 of Bedford passed away on April 14, 2021 at 2:54 AM at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on November 29, 1948 in Calumet Island, Quebec, Canada to Thomas and Helen (Murdock) Walsh. Tom married Vivian Wray on June 18, 1992 and she survives.

Tom was retired from the Customs Office of Canada; he was a member of the Williams Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Vivian Walsh of Bedford, sister, Mary (Jim) Houle, their children, James, Johnny and Tammy Houle and family, sister, Edith (Bob) Dunn, their children, Shirley Dunn, Shawn (Karen) Dunn, their daughter, Marley, Shannon (Sheldon) Duncan, their son, Lorne, Shea (Lisa) Dunn, their daughter, Delilah.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Maurice Everett “Maury” Taulman Sr.

July 14, 1920 — April 01, 2021

Maurice Everett “Maury” Taulman Sr., 100, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Maury was born July 14, 1920 in Bedford (Lawrence County), Indiana. He was a son of the late Fred Everett and Frances Alice (Scheurich) Taulman, both Indiana natives.

Maury was a Bedford High School Graduate, class of 1938. Later graduating from Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.

Maury served in the United States Marine Corps for four years in the South Pacific and New Zeland during World War II. He served as an entertainer in many hotels and night clubs in the Fort Wayne area. An organist for Bethany Lutheran Church for 31 years and a volunteer organist every Sunday in the Lutheran Home for 21 years.

Maury is survived by his wife, Erma (Frances) Taulman; and son, Maurice “Maury” Taulman II.
Contributions in Maurice’s memory may be made to SPCA.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com

April 15, 2021

Nickolas Lee Turner

March 04, 2004 — April 12, 2021

Nickolas Lee Turner, 17, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Bedford.

Born March 4, 2004, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Bobby Lee and Debra (Medley) Turner. He worked at McDonald’s and attended Fayetteville Baptist Church. He loved art and writing.

Survivors include his parents, of Bedford; two brothers, Tyler Turner and Nathaniel Turner; a sister, Ashly Turner, all of Bedford; his maternal grandmother, Marie Medley, of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Patty Turner; aunts and uncles, John and Nellie Turner, Scott and Polly Patton, and Tammy Medley Smith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Medley; his paternal grandfather, Bobby Turner. He is also survived by his biological mother, Laura Kent, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 16th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, April 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Carl Henry Morgan

Oct. 16, 1937 — April 13, 2021

Carl Henry Morgan, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his home.

Born October 16, 1937, in Orange County, he was the son of Clifford “Red” and Nellie (Haag) Morgan. He married Jo Ann Tarr December 31, 1960.

Carl was a rural mail carrier for 20 years, a mechanic for over 20 years, and had been employed at Holland Dairy. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1955, was a member of Bethel Community Church, and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association.

He enjoyed mushroom hunting, farming, and participating in his children’s activities when they were young. A favorite time for Carl was home gatherings where old time country music was played.

Carl was a veteran of the U. S. Army and Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Morgan of West Baden Springs; children, Tabitha Ann (Tom) Lewis of Springfield, Missouri, Thaddaeus Ira (Glenda) Morgan of Orleans; grandchildren, Sullivan (Brianna) Lewis, Allison Lewis, Mazy Morgan and Jack Morgan; siblings, Richard Morgan of Nevada, Janet Doss of Bedford, Helen Nelson of Bedford, Dorothy Arbuckle of Bedford.

His parents and brothers, Glenn Morgan and John Morgan, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: Orleans Alumni Association
ATTN: Robert Henderson
479 North Roosevelt Street
Orleans, IN 47452

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Shirley Lee Beaty

Sept. 08, 1939 — April 11, 2021

Shirley Lee Beaty, age 81, of Mitchell, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on April 11th, 2021 at IU Health Bedford, Bedford, Indiana.

He was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana on September 8th, 1939 to Coy Tolbert Beaty and Lizzie Alice (Ball) Beaty.

Shirley was preceded in death by his Parents; Sisters, Betty Jean Chatman, Janet Brown and Linda Allen; Brothers, Junior, Freddie and Charles Beaty.

He married Nancy Louise Bennett on July 31st, 1959 and she survives.

Shirley retired from Cook Medical after 28 years and was a member of Bride of Christ Church in Mitchell, Indiana.

He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, working outdoors, especially mowing and working in the flower garden, and watching birds.

He is survived by his Wife, Nancy Beaty of Mitchell, Indiana; Daughters, Barbara Ann Crane (Dale) Bedford, Indiana, Cynthia Lynn McBride (Steven) Mitchell, Indiana; Grandchildren, Bryan and Brittany McBride, and Taylor Crane; Great-Grandchildren, Jonah and Savannah McBride.

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Brother Jerry Allen and Brother Greg Isom at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15th at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana with burial to follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing (6 feet or more). Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.

Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

Ruth E (Davisson) Turner

Ruth E (Davisson) Turner, 92, of Paoli, died Tuesday, April 13. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

April 14, 2021

Janice Kay Mosier

Dec. 14, 1947 — April 12, 2021

Janice Kay Mosier, 73, of Bedford, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born December 14, 1947 in Linton, Indiana, to Dexter and Eula (Collins) Price. She married George Mosier and he survives.

Janice was a graduate of Eastern Greene High School, class of 1965, and Ivy Tech. She had worked at RCA and later retired from Cook. She attended Highview Baptist Church and was a member of the Little Cincinnati Christian Church. Janice enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting.

Surviving to cherish Janice’s memory are her husband, George; one son, Michael (Kelly) Mosier; one step-daughter, Debbie Prince; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Reba (Bill) Butler; and several cousins.

Preceding Janice in death were her parents; three sons, Tony, Bill and Eddie; and one son-in-law, Wayne Prince.

Services for Janice will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 16th, at the Highview Baptist Church, 60 Patton Hill Road, Bedford, Indiana, with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Carmichael Cemetery. Visitation hours will be Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., also at the Highview Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highview Baptist Church.

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

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

Oral Lee Luchauer

Sept. 04, 1942 — April 13, 2021

Oral Lee Luchauer, 78, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born September 4, 1942, in Orange County, he was the son of Oral E. and Marjorie (Cassidy) Luchauer. He married Brenda Kay Milligan June 2, 1961.

He retired from RCA and was a 1960 graduate of Mitchell High School. Oral enjoyed antiquing, golf, yard sales, and auctions.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Luchauer of Mitchell; daughter, Leann (David) Burmage of Bedford; grandson, Devin (Reanna) Luchauer; siblings, Mike (Valerie) Luchauer of Bedford,
Lynn (Jenny) Luchauer of Iowa, Doug (Sandy) Luchauer of Fort Wayne, Kay Ely of Mitchell;
several nieces and nephews; cousins, Larry, Jim, and Bud Tolbert, Milly Kopecky, Barbara Hager and several other cousins; best friends, Gary and Deckard.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funereal service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Milly Kopecky officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Holly Hatfield

Holly Hatfield, 81, of Providence, died Sunday, April 11. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

William R. “Bill” VanCleave

William R. “Bill” VanCleave, 76, of Livonia, died Sunday, April 11. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

April 13, 2021

Misty Dawn Reed

Dec. 09, 1973 — April 10, 2021

Misty Dawn Reed, 47, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 9, 1973, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Burl Shane and Kathy (Kern) Reed.

Misty was a teacher at Head Start and attended RuffCut Ministries. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids, and reading the bible.

Surviving are her children, Brittany (Shelby) Decker of Buckeye, Arizona, Morgan Whitfield of Bedford, Corey Whitfield of Buckeye, Arizona; mother, Kathy Artman of Bedford; grandchildren,
Westyn Morris, Langstyn Whitfield, and Everleigh Morris; brothers, Byron Reed of Bedford, Josh (Danielle) Reed of Oolitic, Mitch (Whitney) Reed of Mitchell.

Her father and her maternal and paternal grandparents, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Mitchell Cemetery with Evangelist Jason Riggle officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Sharon Ann (Fultz) Helmerick

Jan. 11, 1939 — April 08, 2021

Sharon Ann (Fultz) Helmerick, 82, of West Lafayette passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021.

She was born January 11, 1939 in Bedford, IN, to the late Parker and Ruth (Bair) Fultz. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School. Sharon worked as a Secretary for Klondike Elementary for 28 years before retiring in 1999.

On February 27, 1999 she married Cecil Helmerick in Lafayette. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2013.

Sharon was a member of 1st United Methodist Church and past member of Tri Kappa, IAEOP (Indiana Association of Educational Office Processing). She enjoyed playing golf, reading, traveling, playing cards, collecting art, ceramics and pottery. She also loved attending art fairs and the symphony.

Surviving are her children: Christine Denz (husband, David) of Wheaton, IL, Cynthia King (husband, Jeff) of Franklin, TN and Scott Hodges (husband, Phillip Nunēz) of Ukiah, CA; step children: Jeff Helmerick (wife, Jackie) of West Lafayette, Sandra Richeson (husband, Dirk) and Susan DeLong (husband, Kenneth) both of Lafayette; and partner; Harry Hirschl. She is also survived by several grand and great- grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Cecil, she is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held 10am – 11am Monday, April 12, 2021 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 11am. Interment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

A live webcast of the service will be available on our website www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.  Current Covid-19 precautions will be observed along with social distancing. Masks are required.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association and or the Westminster Foundation.

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Monty Dale Tompkins

Monty Dale Tompkins, 74, of Salem, died Friday, April 9. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

April 12, 2021

Leroy Mason

Jan. 11, 1937 — April 09, 2021

Leroy Mason, 84, passed away April 9th, 2021 at Bloomington hospital.

Born January 11,1937 he was the son of Frank & Bertha (Cain) Mason.

Leroy resided in the Kenray Lake area all his life. Throughout his years he labored doing masonry work and other odd jobs including aiding in the construction of Kenray Lake and Lake Monroe. He was a man of many talents and enjoyed doing wood working projects.

Leroy was married to Glenda (Watson) Mason on August 11,1961. They had 43 years together when she passed in February 2005. He married a second time to Sandy (Price) Mason a lifelong friend to he & Glenda in May 2005. They had shared 15 years of companionship when she passed in February of this year.

In addition to Glenda and Sandy, Leroy is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by two stepsons Jay (Adrian) Price, of Heltonville and Matt Price of Austin, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one sister Brenda (Bill)Cornell.

He will be laid to rest at Dive cemetery following a 12:00 PM graveside service April 14.

Cresthaven Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.

April 11, 2021

Wesley “Wess” Wray

June 25, 1948 — April 09, 2021

Wesley “Wess” Wray, 72, of Bedford died at 5:54 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 25, 1948 in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Elisha “Bud” and Desda (Silvers) Wray. He retired from NSWC Crane as a railroad engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War, he served as past commander for the VFW Post #1686 and was also a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Survivors include: his love and longtime companion, Beverly Noel; his children: Jimmy Goodman and wife Sara of Mitchell, Brent Goodman of Bedford, Jenny Wray Smith and husband Bryan of Bedford, Brad Noel and wife Joni of Bloomington, and Brian Noel and wife Beth of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren: Dravan Smith, Branson Goodman and wife Rebecca, Carlye Goodman and her fiancé Alan Tarver, Carson Goodman, Carmyn Goodman, Carrigan Goodman, Carha Goodman, Malakai Goodman, Eion Noel, Toby Noel, Addison Noel, Avery Noel, Cloe Noel, and Sophie Noel; 6 great grandchildren: Rowen Goodman, Avery Goodman, Sophia Roach, Theo Tarver, Adrian Tarver, and Aaron Tarver; two sisters, Pamela (Wray) Kinser of Bloomington, Terri (Wray) Blackwell-Trottier of Fishers; six nieces and nephews, Jared Trisler, Kevin Trisler, Jacke Blackwell, Logan Blackwell, Lori Kinser, and Terri Kinser.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jonas Noel.

Following his wishes cremation was chosen and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the VFW-Limestone Post #1686.

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

James Richard Reef

Oct. 09, 1949 — April 09, 2021

James Richard Reef age 71 of Mitchell passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 at 6:44 AM at his residence.

He was born in Lafayette on October 9, 1949 to James C. Reef and Corita A. (White) Reef, he graduated from Rossville High School in 1968. James married Sheila Ann Way on September 17, 1971 and she survives.

James is survived by his wife, Shelia Ann Reef; children, Shelley (Todd) Whitlock, Michael (Wendy) Reef, and Billi Jo (Daniel) Craft, Melissa Reef and husband Tim Lagle; brothers, Paul Reef and Brian “Doug” (Judy) Reef; sister, Sheena Ferguson; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Pail and Iris White; and his father-in-law.

James loved his family, hunting, fishing, loved sports, basketball, football, golf and bowling, including bowling a 300 game.

Cremation was chosen.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

John H. Emerson

Dec. 21, 1947 — April 10, 2021

John H. Emerson, 73, of Bedford and formerly of New York died at his residence on Saturday morning, April 10, 2021.

Born on December 21, 1947 in Olean, NY, he was the son of George H. Emerson and Nancy J. (Pascoe) Emerson. He married Linda Hamlin on December 20, 1969 and she survives.

He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired as a service rep for ABB Air Preheater, where he worked for 38 years. He was a master gardener and a true artisan of crafts, woodwork, and winemaking.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda of Bedford; three children, Sean M. Emerson and wife Amy of Wilmington, NC, Danielle L. Emerson of Virginia Beach, and Heather R. Kempf and husband Gene of Paoli, IN; five grandchildren, John Emerson, Elizabeth Emerson, Jozalyn Kempf, Eric Kempf, and Matthew Kempf; five siblings, Sally Doughtery, Cindy Jadwin and husband Richard, Steve Emerson and wife Cathy, Lori Wood and husband Dan, Larry Emerson and wife Belinda; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents, George and Nancy Emerson.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Wellsville, New York.

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

Donald Ray Fletcher

Nov. 07, 1958 — April 09, 2021

Donald Ray Fletcher, 62, of Bedford, passed away at 3:09 am Friday, April 9, 2021 at I. U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born November 7, 1958 in Little Rock, AR, he was the son of Robert and Lucille (Coffman) Fletcher.

He was a Highway Technician with the Department of State Highway. He was baptized in the Christian faith and always a helping hand to anyone in need. He cared deeply for his family, friends, and animals. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, gardening, and walks in various parks with his beloved dog, Shorty.

Survivors include a daughter, Mallory Brooke Simmons and husband, Michael, of Bedford; a son, Joshua Lee Fletcher and fiancé, Christian Ortiz, of Chicago, Il; grandchildren, Brody Simmons and Adaly Simmons, both of Bedford; the mother of his children, Sherrlyn Fletcher, of Bedford; two sisters, Sheena Brown, and Connie Folk, both of Bedford; three brothers, Mike Fletcher (Tonda), of Mitchell, Greg Fletcher, of Bedford, and Larry Fletcher (Lynn), of Mitchell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his beloved dog, Shorty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dixie DeVault and a brother, Tim Fletcher.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be from 4 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, April 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

April 10, 2021

Jack D. Foddrill

July 14, 1929 — April 08, 2021

Jack D. Foddrill, 91, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born July 14, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ermal Foddrill and Elizabeth (Wilson) Foddrill. He married Catherine Flinn on December 31, 1949.

Jack’s passing occurred one day after his beloved wife’s funeral service. Jack and Catherine were married 71 years. Jack was the full-time caregiver for Catherine for the past 5 years.

Jack was retired from management at Carpenter Body Works, having given 33 years to the company and co-workers he loved. Employed there as a very young man, he had great admiration and respect for the elder Mr. Ralph Carpenter, founder of the company. After retirement, Jack worked for several years at Bedford North Lawrence High School. Jack served on the North Lawrence Community Schools Board of Trustees for 8 years, including the period for school reorganization in the 1970’s. He was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ.

Jack was a great provider for his family, but always took plenty of time for camping trips and family vacations through the years. Jack and Catherine also traveled the country and beyond with best friends Bill and Mary Mattox. Jack’s sport passion was basketball. He enjoyed high school basketball and was a faithful Indiana Pacers fan.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jack include two daughters, Becky (Steve) Skillman and Trudy (Jon) Wagner; two grandchildren, Aaron Skillman and Kelsey Watrol; two great-grandchildren, Annabella and Peter Watrol; and one sister, Rebekah Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Sam and Larry Foddrill.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to the service hour at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Health Hospice House.

The family requests those attending the visitation and services to wear masks.

Online condolences may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com

Constance “Connie” E. Snapp

Dec. 22, 1944 — April 09, 2021

Constance “Connie” E. Snapp, 76, of Bedford, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 in Bedford.

She was born December 22, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to Dr. Donald and Jane (Hermann) Kerr. She married Dr. Ray Snapp on July 8, 1967 and he survives.

Connie was a graduate of Bedford High School, class of 1962, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Butler University. She was a histologist for Dunn Memorial Hospital and Bedford Medical Center. She was a former board member of the White River Humane Society. She would like to be remembered as being kind and respectful to all animals, including humans.

Surviving to cherish Connie’s memory are her husband, Ray of Bedford; one sister, Kathy Kerr Birge; nieces, Emily and Annie Birge and Erin Snapp Lish; one nephew, Ryan Snapp; her dog, Penny; and six cats.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Susan Kerr.

Private family services will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation for Connie will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

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

Charlotte Jordan

April 19, 1960 — April 08, 2021

Charlotte Jordan age 60 of Bedford passed away on April 8, 2021 at 8:11 AM at IU Health in Bloomington.

She was born in Gary on April 19, 1960 to Herbert Leroy McKee and Ollie Jean (Moody) McKee. She married Robert “Bob” Jordan on September 28, 1984 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and he survives.

Charlotte was a Registered Nurse and US Army Veteran; she loved her cats and dogs.

Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” Jordan of Bedford, one sister, Linda (Doug) Canada of Bedford, two brothers, Paul McKee of Bedford and Larry (Phyllis) McKee of Portage. Several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday April 13, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with a celebration of her life beginning at 7:30 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Gerald “Gene” Hodges

Gerald “Gene” Hodges, 89, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Feb. 2. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Erie Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 09, 2021

Joseph A. “Joey” Lagle

April 06, 1984 — April 06, 2021

Joseph A. “Joey” Lagle age 37 of Bedford passed away on April 6, 2021 in Oolitic.

He was born at Fort Stewart, Georgia on April 6, 1984 to Richard Lagle and Sheila (Bose) Lagle.

He is survived by his companion, Savannah Roll of Bedford, his children, Joseph Xavier Lagle, Alivia Gracelyn Lagle and Meadow Jaide Lagle all of Bedford, one granddaughter, Adeline Jae Lagle of Bedford, his mother, Sheila Lagle of Tennessee and one brother, Richard Lagle of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lagle and his grandparents.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Thomas Ray Smith

Aug. 29, 1949 — April 07, 2021

Thomas Ray Smith, 71, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at his home.

Born August 29, 1949, in Kokomo, he was the son of Gayle F. and Margaret Pauline “Pauline” (Isom) Smith. He married Pamela Jean Montgomery November 29, 1996.

Tom was a 1967 graduate of Western High School. He retired from General Motors and had also been employed by Lanny Williams in security. Tom was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

He enjoyed watching Formula One Racing, NASCAR, Indiana Pacers, and IU basketball. Tom enjoyed attending concerts at the Mitchell Opera House.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela J. Smith of Mitchell; brother-in-law, Roger Montgomery of Huron; nieces and nephews, Rachel Montgomery, Amber Montgomery, Jon (Alisha) Montgomery, Molly (Tanner) McConaughy, Sam Montgomery, and Emily Montgomery; 5 great nieces and nephews;
cousins, Eric Stillson of North Carolina, Kyle Stillson of North Carolina, and Beverly Johns;
special friend, Dr. Darren Hamilton of Mitchell.

His parents and great nephew preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with graveside service at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family would like to extend appreciation to Southern Care Hospice, Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, and Indiana University Health Oncology.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey E. Perry

April 24, 1970 — April 06, 2021

Jeffrey E. Perry, 50, of Brownstown, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mr. Perry was employed with the LARC Center for several years. He loved to play Euchre, listen to Shania Twain, and watch movies. He was also an avid Jeff Gordon fan.

Born on April 24, 1970, in Bedford, Jeffrey was the son of Lowell “Gene” and Judy Tincher Perry, both of whom preceded him in death. His uncle and aunt, Richard and Connie Myers, as well as Jane Perry, were his caregivers for more than 20 years.

Survivors include one sister, Kelli (Randy) Miller of Vincennes; nieces, Geena Bugh and Jaylyn Bugh; cousins, Stephanie (Chris) Walker, Peggy (Joe) Peak, Christi (Tom) Anthony, Deron Perry, Jenny Powell, Lisha (Matthew) Black, Mike (Kathy) Baughman, Richie Baughman, Angela VonFange, Perry (Jodi) Myers, Phillis (Alan) Ballard, Rhiannon Napier, Keith (Cindy) Brown, Angela (Rodney) Raines, Lorraine (Brad) Williams, Pam Brown, Brad (Heather) Branaman, Stephanie Robbins, Jeremy (Jama) Branaman, Arthur Tincher, Jessica (Greg) Witkowksi, Allison Morris, Barbara Gallagher and Leah (Louis) Rusch; uncles, Buck (Mel) Perry and Richard Myers; and aunts, Jane Perry, Joan “Linda” (Larry) Brown, Jeannie (Jessie) Morris, Connie (Bill) Branaman, Kay Tincher and Joyce Tincher.

Mr. Perry was also preceded in death by a brother, Scott Perry; uncles, David Tincher, Vaughn Tincher, Dean (Odie) Tincher and Jerry (Wilma) Tincher; two aunts, Connie Myers and Sue Taylor; and cousins, Paula McDowell, Kevin Tincher, Gary Tincher and Tina and Mona Quillen.

Funeral service for Jeffrey E. Perry will be conducted at noon on Friday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with J.C. Blankenbeker officiating. Interment will be at Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at noon on Friday at the funeral home.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc. will be practicing social distancing according to CDC guidelines. Masks are required when entering the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center or donor’s choice.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com

Betty Rose “Rosie” Strange Farlow

June 27, 1928 — April 07, 2021

Betty Rose “Rosie” Strange Farlow, 92, of Paoli, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home on April 7, 2021. The daughter of Harold and Mary Marshall Strange, Rosie was born in Orleans, Indiana, June 27, 1928.

Rosie was a lady who was given many names during her life, and she responded to all with love. She was raised in Orleans, Indiana, and graduated from Orleans High School in 1946. While her parents called her by her given name of Betty Rose, her brother Larry gave her the nickname “Bep.” Her Orleans family and friends called her Betty, but she acquired another name when she met the love of her life, Raymond “Bud” Farlow.

She was an Orleans Bulldog cheerleader, and Bud was a Paoli Rambler basketball player. Through their encounters as opponents on the basketball court, a spark was ignited into a lifelong flame that lasted 68 years until Bud passed in 2016.

Bud chose to call her Rosie, and they wed August 6, 1947. When they put down their roots in Paoli, the name Rosie stuck. In later years, Bud often referred to her as “Rosabell,” usually when he was teasingly reminding her that she was the real boss of the family. As their family grew, so did the list of names. Over the years, Rosie learned to respond to Mother, Mom, Momma Rose, Mammaw Rosie, and Mammaw Ro-Ro. Each name was given and accepted with love.

Rosie was employed at Indiana Handle Company from 1963-1970 as the bookkeeper. When she decided she wanted to venture into the business world, she purchased a women’s apparel store in Orleans, Indiana, and named it Betty’s Shoppe. She enjoyed her time and success as an entrepreneur, but in 1977 she sold the business to spend more time with her family.

An accomplished seamstress, Rosie made clothes for her daughters when they were younger, including elaborate Easter Parade outfits and Halloween costumes. She loved quilting, shopping for antiques and collectibles, and rooting for her favorite sports teams.

Rosie loved music. She said this must have come naturally because her mother was listening to an Orleans Band concert the night she was born. She enjoyed listening to music so much that in her later years she had her own playlists on Youtube that she listened to on her IPad. Just listening wasn’t enough, so Rosie learned to play the piano.

While all of these things brought her great pleasure, some of the most memorable moments in her life were when she was traveling. From early family vacations to Florida with their three daughters to the five trips she made to Canada with Bud to fish, Rosie explored, absorbed, and captured the experiences in many, many scrapbooks.

She and Bud traveled the United States often in a motorhome. They visited every state except Hawaii and North Dakota. Family members and friends often accompanied them on their excursions, and all came home with an understanding that if you traveled with Rosie, you were guaranteed to have a wonderful time.

Rosie is survived by three daughters, Karen Doan, Kathy Seacat (Eldon), and Sara Purdom (Allan); seven grandchildren, Todd Trinkle (Melanie), Chad Trinkle (Richard Pompa), Andrea Price (Tony), Evan Seacat (Samantha), Kelsey Cook (Michael), Emily Purdom, and Nick Purdom; and eight great-grandchildren, Cooper Trinkle, Grant Trinkle, Bryant Trinkle, Tyler Price, Lincoln Seacat, Calum Price, Scarlett Seacat, and Olivia Cook. Rosie was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond “Bud” Farlow, her parents and two siblings, Larry Dean Strange and Jimmie DuWayne Strange.

A lady of great faith, Rosie was raised a Baptist, and when she married Bud she became a member of the Paoli Friends Meeting where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. No matter the denomination, Rosie maintained her relationship with her Lord through prayer and music. One of the last songs she played on the piano, at the age of 92, was “Amazing Grace.” She was a true testament of a woman who lived a rich and fulfilling life.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, April 11 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home at 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, IN. Interment will follow at Paoli Community Cemetery in Paoli.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 10 from 4-7 pm and Sunday, April 11 from 12 PM until time of service.

At the funeral home. Masks and proper social distancing are preferred.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paoli Friends Meeting at 301 Gospel Street, Paoli, IN 47454. Online condolences may be offered at dillmenscottfuneralhome@yahoo.com.

Herbert Combs

Herbert Combs, 94, of Bedford, died Friday, March 26. Cremation with no service was chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Phillip Ray Cornwell

Phillip Ray Cornwell, 60, of Seymour, died Monday, April 5. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

April 08, 2021

Robert “Bob” Joseph Kostin

July 30, 1951 — April 07, 2021

Robert “Bob” Joseph Kostin, 69, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his residence.

He was born July 30, 1951 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Marilynn J. (McDaniel) and George T. Kostin. He married Rita “Kathleen” Byrne on August 30, 1975 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Shively, Kentucky. He earned an associate’s degree from Watterson College in Louisville, Kentucky and had worked in data processing at the Naval Ordinance Station in Louisville and for NSWC Crane.

Surviving Bob are his wife, Kathleen; children, Colleen (Daniel) Mooney, Laura Hall, Angela (Nathan) Childers, Nicholas (Amanda) Kostin and Jaclyn (Joe) Harvie; grandchildren, Mason Mooney, Aiden Hall, Addison Hall, Emma Childers, Noah Childers, Harrison Kostin, Lincoln Kostin and Alexis Harvie; brothers, George (Judy) Kostin and Rick (Lorrie) Kostin; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceeded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John and Edward Kostin.

Bob was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #1166, where he was past Grand Knight, Assembly Fourth Degree, Faithful Navigator, District Deputy, Bingo Chairman, Red Cross Blood Drive Chair, Hall Manager and Gibault School Envoy. He was very involved in the Cursillo Movement, serving as Louisville Secretariat, Coordinator of Region 4, National Secretariat and World Secretariat. He served as Vice President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and was also a call taker. Bob was on the L.I.F.E. Board of Directors, Hope Resource Center as President of the Board of Directors and involved in the Limestone Ladle.

Services for Bob will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Stuempel, Fr. Jegan Peter and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. A rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 12th at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Resource Center, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and L.I.F.E. Food Pantry.

The family requests those attending the visitation and services to wear masks.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

William W. “Bill” Hawkins

March 20, 1954 — April 07, 2021

William W. “Bill” Hawkins, 67, of Bedford, passed away on his precious mother’s birthday, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his residence after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born March 20, 1954 in Bedford to James and Elsie (Hunter) Hawkins. He married Cathy Ryan on June 1, 1993 and she survives.

Bill was a graduate of Shawswick High School, class of 1972, and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. He retired as a Senior Quality Engineer at General Motors. Then, Bill did consulting work for Pace Industries in Grafton, Wisconsin.

Bill was of the Christian faith and loved politics and basketball. In his younger days, he loved hunting. Bill was a devout family man.

Surviving to cherish Bill’s memory are his wife, Cathy; two children, Hope (Jacob) Boulton and Ryan (April) Poole; two grandchildren, Maddie and Violet Boulton; one sister, Janice (Gene) McCracken; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Services for Bill will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

The family requests those attending the visitation and services to wear masks.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Oscar Ray Campbell

April 30, 1929 — April 03, 2021

Oscar Ray Campbell, 91 of Paoli, passed away April 3, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows of French Lick.

He was born April 30, 1929 in Rose Hill, Virginia to parents, Edmond and Roxy (Marcum) Campbell. He married Verlin Oliver June 22, 1965.

Oscar was a retired welder for Bruner Engineering of Bedford.

Survivors include his Daughters, Becky Benham of Paoli, Margaret Mitchell of Marengo, Judy Reynolds of Paoli, Gail Manship of Marengo, Brenda Wolfe of Paoli, Susie Burgdroff of Virginia, and Joyce Smith of Martinsville; Sons, Herbert Music of Paoli, David Music of Paoli and Billy Campbell of Virginia; 25 Grandchildren; 48 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Oscar is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Verlin Campbell; brothers, Johnny Campbell and Cylde Campbell; sister, Barb Thacker; Granddaughter, Jennifer Lundergan.

Private Services will be held. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

For condolences visit www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Betty J. Donica

April 13, 1933 — April 05, 2021

Betty J. Donica, 87, a resident of Martinsville, passed from this life on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 10:45 am surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born on Thursday, April 13, 1933 in Monroe County, Indiana to the late Elbert and Edith (Smith) Smith.

She spent her younger years in Monroe County before moving to Martinsville in 1962. On May 14, 1949 she married Wayne W. Donica, sharing over 55 years of marriage prior to his passing in October 2004.

Betty was no stranger to hard work. She spent her entire life cooking, canning, gardening, and being a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the outdoors, vegetable and flower gardening, bird watching and above all, she treasured time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She will be missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends including her three sons, Jerry (wife, Linda) Donica and Bill Donica all of Martinsville and Tim Donica of Kentucky; two sisters, Joyce (husband, Jerry) Scott of Bedford and LaDonna (husband, Richard) Henderson of Smithville; five grandchildren, Katie Record, John (wife, Missy) Thomas, Wendy Woodford and Chad and Jeremiah Donica; seven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Beverly Donica; two grandsons, Joshua and William Donica; brother, Vernon Smith and sister, Bernice Fulford.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, April 9th from 12 Noon – 1:00 PM at Neal & Summers Funeral Home in Martinsville. Rev. Jeff Floyd will conduct a service beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral home and she will be laid to rest beside her late husband in Hanson Cemetery in Monroe County, Indiana.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.nealandsummers.com

April 07, 2021

Dylan Tyler Cable

Nov. 18, 1991 — April 02, 2021

Dylan Tyler Cable age 29 of Bedford, passed away on Friday April 2, 2021 at 4:46 PM at IU Health in Bedford from complications of Lymphoma.

He was born in Brazil, Indiana on November 18, 1991 to David Cable and Lynda (Medaugh) Cable.

He is survived by his father, David Cable, one brother, Ryan Cable and one sister, Kelly Kirkpatrick.

Dylan was preceded in death by his mother.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of his life to be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Wayne L. Zimmerman

Wayne L. Zimmerman, 88, of Orleans, died Sunday, March 28. A graveside service was held at Old Union Cemetery in Orleans. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

David E. Franklin

David E. Franklin, 73, of Shoals, died Saturday, April 3. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Weisbach Community Church in Shoals. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 06, 2021

Catherine L. (Flinn) Foddrill

Nov. 26, 1930 — April 03, 2021

Catherine L. (Flinn) Foddrill, 90, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born November 26, 1930 in Lawrence Country, she was the daughter of Edmund Flinn and Josephine (White) Flinn. She married Jack Foddrill on December 31, 1949 and he survives.

Catherine was a cheerleader and a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1949. She is a retired loan officer with Farm Production Credit Association and was a member of Pinhook Church of Christ. She was an avid bowler and doll collector. She also continuously enjoyed family vacations and she and Jack traveled the country with Bill and Mary Mattox.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Catherine include her husband, Jack; two daughters, Becky (Steve) Skillman and Trudy (Jon) Wagner; two grandchildren, Aaron Skillman and Kelsey Watrol; two great- grandchildren, Annabella and Peter Watrol; and one sister, Sue (Jim) Standish.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11-2 on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

The family requests those attending the visitation and services to wear masks.

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

Emily Marilyn Goff

March 01, 1935 — April 02, 2021

Emily Marilyn Goff, 86, of Williams, died at 7:39 PM on April 2, 2021 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, from pancreatic cancer.

Born March 1, 1935 in Knox County, she was the daughter of Perry and Evelene (Miller) Baker. She married James “Jim” Goff on July 25, 1964 and he preceded her in death on December 5, 2008. She worked at Sarkes Tarzian and RCA for a short time and then NWSC Crane as a clerk/typist and was a member of the Spice Valley Church of Christ.

In the 70’s she organized kindergarten for the local children at the old Williams School. She later volunteered as a Biddy Ball coach for the Fayetteville Biddy Ball League. She loved politics and basketball. She felt strongly about helping those in need and always rooted for the underdog.

Marilyn was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother and friend.

Survivors include her children, Lydia and David McDowell of Mississippi, Sarah and Jim Hillenburg of Williams, James and Laura Goff of Kansas; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Hillenburg of Ohio, Hannah McDowell of France, Evan and Lauren Hillenburg of Avoca, Elizabeth McDowell of Mississippi, Molly Goff of Kansas, Meghan Goff of Kansas, and Samuel Goff of Kansas; a great grandson, Mason Hillenburg; two sisters, Iva Baker, and Lula Belle Owens, both of Williams; brother, Scotty Baker of Williams; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Perry Baker, Jr.; sisters, Susie Weathers, and Treasa Stalcup.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in honor of Emily Marilyn Goff to IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center-Pancreatic Cancer Research, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207.

Private Graveside services were held at Burton Cemetery. Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with her care.

William H. “Bill” Arthur, Sr.

March 23, 1934 — March 31, 2021

William H. “Bill” Arthur, Sr. age 87 of Bedford passed away on March 31, 2021 at 9:05 PM at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born in Knox County on March 23, 1934 to Moses Arthur and Dorothy (Kelsey) Arthur. He married Nina Maxine Stannard on August 22, 1953 and she preceded him in death on December 28, 2011. Bill retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1993 and was a member of the U.A.W. #440 in Bedford and White River Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, Bill Arthur, Jr. of Bloomington; two daughters, Karen (Melvin) Reeves of Springville, and Nancy Marcott of Texas; six grandchildren, Kristina Holobowski, Rebecca Marcott, Amanda Marcott, Bronson East, Arin (Byran) York, and Brandon Arthur; great grandchildren, Kaylee Holobowski, Sienna Holobowski, Destiny Simpson, Maddalyn York, Ella York, Christopher Allen, Anthony Arthur, and Harley Widner; one brother, Jim Arthur.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nina Arthur; two sons, Raymond Arthur, and Jim East; two grandsons, Nathan Arthur, and James Reeves; four brothers, Clifford Arthur, Laverne Arthur, Oscar Smith, and David Smith in infancy; son-in-law, Terry Marcott.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM on Friday April 9, 2021 at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

April 05, 2021

Karen Lee Nash

Nov. 08, 1944 — April 03, 2021

Karen Lee Nash entered eternal rest on April 3, 2021, in Bloomington, IN at the age of 76.

Karen was born on November 8, 1944, in Lawrence County to Leland and Maxine (Burton) Atchison. She graduated from Mitchell High School, where she met the love of her life, Roger Nash. They married on November 17, 1962, and started their family in Mitchell.

Karen retired from GE in Bloomington, where she made many friends, was known for her sense of humor and took pride in being “the flag lady.”

Roger and Karen welcomed three children who were always close by. As their children grew, the home was never empty- as a lover of all things 2- and 4- legged, Karen loved her “babies” and played a very active role in each of her grandkids’ lives. She passed on her sense of adventure to all of them, some of their best memories being fun country drives, thrift store shopping, working in her flower beds, attending church with her, and always being fed some great food. She made the best jelly in the world.

Karen’s love of gardening also led her to work at Spring Mill State Park in the Pioneer Village. Karen was always crocheting and completed thousands of hats and blankets to give to family and donate to local churches and hospitals. Karen also devoted her life to her faith, attending East Oolitic Community Church for decades, always brainstorming and capturing ideas for the weekly message on the sign.

Karen is survived by many, many loved ones: her siblings, Don (Jewell) Atchison of Solsberry and Susan (Don) Forbes of Pigeon Forge, TN; children Tina (Randall) King of Mitchell and Butch (Heather) Nash of Bedford; daughter-in-law Ursula Baker of Mitchell; grandchildren, Alisha, Anthony, Dustin, Brandon, Christian, Cole, Chandelor, Graham, Landrey and Jack; and great-grandchildren, Keygan, Madysen, Gabriel, Ezari, Jaminson, Liam, Mila, and Harlow; several nieces and nephews; and every dog and cat who ever met her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Linda, beloved husband Roger, daughter Sherri, and grandson Travis.

Visitation is scheduled at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center on Tuesday, April 6, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Pastor Millard Jones will officiate the ceremony.

Please consider a donation in Karen’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association to fund research in the fight against dementia.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Catherine (Flinn) Foddrill

Catherine (Flinn) Foddrill, 90, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 3.  Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 04, 2021

Veda L Chorley

Dec. 12, 1949 — March 26, 2021

Veda L Chorley, 71, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Bedford, died at 10:52 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Born December 12, 1949 in Bedford, she was the daughter of William A Clark, Kenneth “Red” Turner and Evelyn Spainhourd. She married John F. (Jack) Chorley on April 22, 1967. She retired from the Bedford Medical Center and worked in Human Resources at Specialty Surgery Center in Las Vegas.

Survivors include her son, Dominick Chorley and wife, Jamie, of Fairfield, OH; a daughter, Merci Chorley of Las Vegas, NV; a granddaughter, Seashell Chorley of Las Vegas, NV; two grandsons, Caleb and Carter Chorley both of Fairfield, OH; two brothers, Kent Turner of Bedford and Brett Turner of Indianapolis, a sister Renee Shapiro of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, fathers, and mother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dave Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, April 6th at Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

Kelly Anne Beavers

Oct. 12, 1954 — April 01, 2021

Kelly Anne Beavers, 66, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born October 12, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James Faubion and Elta (Johnson) Faubion Woodsmall.  She married Carl Beavers in 1970.

Kelly was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her husband, Carl Beavers of Mitchell; children, Stephanie Coulter of Bedford, Carl “Bucky” Beavers of Martinsville, Nathan (Erin) Beavers of Roachdale, Natalie (Bill) Brim of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; siblings, Kim (Frank) Clifton of Martinsville, Karol Brooks of Martinsville, Kevin (Cindi) VanMeter of Georgia.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

April 03, 2021

Lavern Bledsoe

Feb. 04, 1951 — March 31, 2021

Lavern Bledsoe, 70, of Hardinsburg, passed away March 31 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.

He was born February 4, 1951 in Paoli to parents, Charles & Sylvia (Hill) Bledsoe. He married Sue Coleman July 4, 1976. Lavern was a retired welder and worked for several different companies over the years.

Survivors include: Wife, Sue Bledsoe of Hardinsburg; Daughter, Sarah Packwood of Orleans; Sons, Mike Bledsoe of Georgetown, and C.R. Bledsoe of Mitchell; Brothers, James “Jim” (wife Alice) Bledsoe of Floyd Knobs, and Eddie (wife Barb) Bledsoe of Sellersburg; Grandchildren, Cash Packwood, Carson Bledsoe, and Peyton Bledsoe.

He is preceded in death by sisters, Judy Smith, and Lisa Bledsoe.

Memorial service will be 11am Monday, April 5 at McAdams Mortuary. Friends may call after 10:30 am until the service time. Brother Randy Weilbaker will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

William H. “Bill” Arthur Sr.

William H. “Bill” Arthur Sr., 87, Bedford, died Wednesday, March 31. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on April 9 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Service will be at 3 p.m. on April 9. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mark Allen Field

Mark Allen Field, 71, of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 20. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Eddie Brown

Eddie Brown, 88, of Paoli, died Thursday, April 1. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

April 02, 2021

Phillip Edward Geary

July 12, 1969 — March 31, 2021

Phillip Edward Geary, 51, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 12, 1969, in Phoenix, Arizona, he was the son of Charles Walter and Naomi Maxine (Austill) Geary. He married Amanda Jean Brooks September 14, 2020.

Phillip was employed at the French Lick Casino. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1987. Phillip was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and volunteered at Promise Keepers as security. He loved camping, fishing and road trips.

Phillip was a U. S. Army and U. S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Geary of Mitchell; children, Erika (R.J. Pavey) Geary of Bedford, Tristan Halley of Mitchell, Gracelyn Halley of Mitchell, Madalyn Halley of Mitchell; grandchildren, Braysin Pierce, Daylin Wolfe, and Gavin Wolfe; brothers, Jeff (Carol) Clem of Mitchell, Fred Clem of Mitchell, Carl (Brenda) Clem of North Carolina; half-siblings, Brenda (Dana) Dunbar of Mitchell, Brent (Carla) Geary of Florida, Darlene (George) Shigley of Muncie, Jerry (Norma) Zearbaugh of Selma; several nieces and nephews.

His parents; and siblings, Mary Box, Melody Henderson, and Jimmy Zearbaugh, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

David “Eric” Byford, Sr.

Oct. 04, 1971 — March 30, 2021

David “Eric” Byford, Sr. age 49 of Evansville passed away on Tuesday March 30, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Puducah, Kentucky on October 4, 1971 to David Lee Byford and Cheryl (Bunch) Byrd. He was a manager for property companies, he served in the Indiana National Guard and attended Indiana Bible College.

Survivors include his children, Tiffany Byford of Bedford, David “Eric” Byford, Jr. of Springville, and Hannah Byford of Springville; his mother, Chery Byrd of Bedford; grandmother, Barbara Bunch of Bedford; brothers, Michael Byford of Bedford, Brad Byford of Bedford and Daniel Byford of Bedford; sister, Andrea Carlin of Michigan; grandchildren, Olivia Kuster and Savanah Byford of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Lee Byford; grandfather, Robert Bunch; grandparents, Andrew and Louise Byford.

Private funeral services will be conducted for the family at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Mary Elizabeth (Beckett) Brooks

Mary Elizabeth (Beckett) Brooks, 76, of Salem, died Tuesday, March 30. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

April 01, 2021

Bonnie J. Kruchten

July 24, 1931 — March 30, 2021

Bonnie J. Kruchten, 89, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at her residence.

he was born on July 24, 1931 in Lawrence County to Oren V. and Lillian A. (Turner) Hatfield. She married Robert Kruchten on July 26, 1952 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on July 9, 2000.

Bonnie was a graduate of Needmore High School, class of 1949, and retired as an inspector for RCA after 28 years of employment. She was a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Surviving to cherish Bonnie’s memory are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and two brothers, Dale Hatfield and Warren Hatfield.

The funeral service for Bonnie will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Bedford on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Ricky Dean “Rick” Woods

Jan. 08, 1961 — March 30, 2021

Ricky Dean “Rick” Woods, 60, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his residence.

Born January 8, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Jack G. and Sue (Blackerby) Woods, Sr.

Rick had been employed at Hoosier Uplands. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1979, and was a huge dog lover, especially Omie and Roxie. He enjoyed the river, boating, and fishing, and was a good helper. Rick had many friends and family was very important to him.

Surviving are his daughters, Ashley (Denny) Stidham of Bedford, Rachelle Johnson of Bedford;
parents, Jack and Sue Woods of Mitchell; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Jack (Debra) Woods, Jr. of Bedford, Shannon Woods of Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Matt (Kristine) Woods, Chris (Brandi) Woods, Bretta Skinner, Lauren Woods, and Landon Woods; special aunt and uncle, Janet and Carl Quinn of Mitchell; aunts, June Hall of Mitchell, Bonnie Bundy of Mitchell, Charlene Marshall of Paoli; several cousins; special friends, Danny Jenkins, Floyd Graves, David Seaton, and Bob Richards.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Erica Lea Southern

Feb. 04, 1980 — March 31, 2021

Erica Lea Southern, 41, of Springville, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at her residence.

Born February 4, 1980 in Flagstaff, Arizona, she was the daughter of Leon and Sandra (Meester) Eernisse. She married Corey Southern on August 8, 2008 and he survives. She was a medical assistant at Vibrant Life in Bloomington and a member of South Union Christian Church in Bloomington. Erica loved her family, gardening, racing, her convertible and her chickens.

Survivors include her husband, Corey, of Springville; two children, Brodi Lynn Southern and Dillon Kent Southern; her parents, Leon and Sandra, of Bloomington; her maternal grandparents, Gordon and Elaine Meester; several aunts and uncles; a niece, Luna Jo Southern; a nephew, Archer Southern.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Henrietta Eernisse.

Private graveside services will be conducted with a celebration of life at a later date. Burial will be in the Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, April 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty Joan Brown

July 05, 1939 — March 29, 2021

Betty Joan Brown, formerly of Leesville, passed away peacefully on the evening of March 29, 2021 at the Hoosier Christian Village of Brownstown. She was 81.

Betty entered this life on July 5, 1939 in Bloomington Indiana. She was the daughter of Nicolas and Dorothy (Terrell) Hardin. Betty grew up in Bedford and was raised by Berl and Mary (Anderson) Meadows. She was the sister to David Anderson. On November 7, 1959 at the age of 20 she was united in marriage to Willard J. Brown Sr. This union of 45 years was blessed with a son Willard, Jr. and a daughter, Tammy. Willard preceded on September 21, 2005.

She was of Christian Faith, a devoted wife, loving mother, and Grandma. She was a stay-at-home mother that loved solving crossword puzzles. Betty was an avid BINGO player and would be at BINGO night at the Leesville Community Center.

She survived by her children Willard J. Brown, Jr. and his significant other Crystal Dean of Orleans, and Tammy Baker and her husband Steve of Vallonia, two grandsons, Jimmy Baker and his wife Caitlyn of Vallonia, and David Baker of Seymour, a granddaughter, Christine Terry of Mitchell, 2 great-grandchildren, William Baker and Evan Baker, and another great-grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother

Funeral Service will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Friday April 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Leesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday April 2, 2021 starting at 11:00 am until time of the service at the Hague Funeral Home of Medora.

Memorials may be written in Betty’s name to the Leesville Cemetery through Hague Funeral Home at www.hagueandzabel.com

Cheryl Scherschel Oliver

June 27, 1969 — March 29, 2021

Cheryl Scherschel Oliver, 51, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born June 27, 1969, in Bedford, the daughter of Mike and Nancy Nixon Scherschel. She was a CPR instructor, loved watching her girls play basketball, tennis and track. In her youth she was a Bedford-North Lawrence Lady Star. She loved to golf, fish, kayak and be on the water.

Cheryl loved people and people loved her. Her motto was Live, Laugh, Love.

Cheryl is survived by her daughters, Ashley Oliver of Racine, Wisconsin, and Abigail Oliver of Corydon; her parents of Bedford; brother, Dale Scherschel (Sandy) of Bedford; nephews, Nick and Wyatt Scherschel; and niece, Maya Scherschel, all of Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday.

Condolences may be expressed at www.gehlbachandroyse.com

Audrey Alice (Casey) Saylor

Audrey Alice (Casey) Saylor, 74, of Salem, died Saturday, March 20. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Kevin D Simler

Kevin D Simler, 57, of Salem, died Sunday, March 28. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

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