Obituaries

Obituaries — September 2020

September 19, 2020

Melinda Sue (Kern) Mosier

June 20, 1954 — Sept. 17, 2020

Melinda Sue (Kern) Mosier, 66, Mitchell, died Sept. 17 at IU Health Hospital of complications of pneumonia.

Born June 20, 1954, she was the daughter of Labon Junior and Mary Ruth (Taylor) Kern. A graduate of Mitchell High School, she worked with her dad at L&M Oil Company, Bedford Trucking and Kern Trucking before retiring.

She married Richard Mosier Sept. 9, 1972, and he survives. Also surviving are sons, Darin (Andrea) Mosier, Donald Mosier and Ethan Kern Wheeler; her mother of Mitchell; brothers, Mike (Kim) Kern and Joe (Melissa) Kern; sister, Amanda (Jimmy) Gross; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her dad; brother, Kelly Kern; and sisters, Debbie Miller and Lucinda Bowers. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Bettye Ann (Mason) Kemple

Bettye Ann (Mason) Kemple, 89, of Paoli, died Thursday, Sept. 17.  Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church.  Private funeral service will be conducted.  Arrangements by Dilliman Scott Funeral Home.

September 18, 2020

Frances E. Emmons

June 01, 1935 — Sept. 17, 2020

Frances E. Emmons, 85, of Bedford, went to celebrate Heaven on the morning of Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Born June 1, 1935 in Brown Co., she was the daughter of George and Goldie (Roberts) Dunn. She married the love of her life, Clifford Emmons and they would have celebrated sixty-six years together on October 16th. Frances loved her family and enjoyed cooking, camping, sewing, and drawing. She was a homemaker and member of the Restoration Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford, of Bedford; four daughters, Pamela Deckard and husband, Steven, of Bloomington, Camela Emmons of Oolitic, Angela Moore and husband, Richard, of Shoals, and Kimberly Cook and husband, Steven, of Odon; three sons, Gregory Emmons, of Bedford, Timothy Emmons and wife, Latasha, of Panama City, FL, and Anthony “Scott” Emmons and wife, Jonnetta, of Bedford. Of these children, Frances and Clifford were blessed with two sets of twins. She had fifteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Marcus (Park) Dunn and wife, Shirley, of Nashville, IN and Mahlom (Bud) Dunn, of Edinburg, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Nathan Joel Dunn, Vonda Allen Dunn, and David Norris Dunn; four sisters, Doris Ferguson, Naomi Ruth Oaks, Mildred Lucille Lucas and Kathleen Jean Castle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 19th and from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Richard P. Liebfred Sr.

Dec. 11, 1935 — Sept. 16, 2020

Richard P. Liebfred Sr., 84, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his residence.

Born Dec. 11, 1935, in Norwood, New York, he was the last of three sons of Frank M. and Helen G. (Wheeler) Liebfred. He married Joanne Lalone of Carthage, New York, and she preceded him in death in 2012. He married Shirley Tuper, and she preceded him in death.

With only a seventh grade education,, Richard joined the Army at 20 and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the 126th Tank Company. He was trained to be a class A mechanic and did a tour in Germany. While in Germany he was a Motor Officer assigned to the 5th Psychological Operations Battalion in Panzer Kaserne. Richard was honorably discharged in 1959 after a three year enlistment and returned home to Norwood, where he married Joannne.

In March of 1962 after two years of working in a bowling factory, Richard started working at the new GM plant in Massena, New York as a die cast machine operator. He continued with GM and the UAW Labor Union across the country to Indiana in 1989, retiring after nearly 40 years.

Richard had a good retirement. He and his girlfriend, Rosetta, had wonderful times together. He loved to hunt, fish, and mow the yard. He really enjoyed the company of his friends. Richard was an avid collector of boats and older vehicles. He was content to drive around on his Harley, BMW, or his 1989 Suzuki Sidekick, that he painted camo himself. He had a knack with motors and had contracts with Ski-Doo and Yamaha to modify snowmobiles when he was younger. He even raced them and won. Many days were spent tinkering away in the garage, keeping everything in good working order.

Richard loved his dogs and children. He made many friends along his journey, and he will be deeply missed.

His survivors include children, Kathy Merrick of Mitchell, Deborah Rubert and husband Felix of Harker Heights, Texas, Kelley Burkum and husband Tim of Potsdam, New York, and Richard Liebfred Jr of Winthrop, New York; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and four stepchildren from a later marriage to Shirley.

His parents; wives Joanne and Shirley; and brothers, William and James Liebfred, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held in Spring at Riverside Cemetery in Norwood, New York.

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

George Stotts

George Stotts, 90, of Bedford, died Sunday, Sept. 13. Cremation was chosen. Burial will be in Beach Grove Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Michael H Stone Sr.

Michael H Stone Sr., 71, of Loogootee, died Tuesday, Sept. 15. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.

Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

September 17, 2020

Charles Ray “Swampy” Douglas

June 06, 1943 — Sept. 14, 2020

Charles Ray “Swampy” Douglas, of Medora, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at IU Methodist Hospital on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. He was 77.

Charles Ray Douglas entered this life on June 6, 1943, in Jellico, Tennessee. He was the loving son of the late Hobert Hardin Douglas and Bonnie (Coffman) Douglas Neal. Charlie was united in marriage to Rebecca (Neal) Douglas on Dec. 27, 1984. With his union, he was blessed with four children, Darla, Travis, Charles H. and Brad. Charlie was their “Hero.”

Charlie was a loving father and grandfather. He loved being an avid outdoorsman. He could be found cutting fire wood, tending to his garden, squirrel hunting, fishing, tending to his livestock, or watching the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel. He loved following politics, boxing, and wrestling.

He was a Member of the United Autoworker’s Union and the American Legion Gillen Post 33 of Bedford.

He was a successful Tool and Die Maker for the GM Foundry for 25 years, then he continued his trade at Crane Hill Machinery.

Charlie will be missed by his loving family, his wife of 36 years Rebecca; his daughter, Darlla Scott and her fiancé Randy Branaman of Medora; his three sons, Charles “Chuck” Douglas, Travis Mason and his wife Jessie of Freetown and Brad Mason and his significant other Courtney of Bedford; his 10 grandchildren, Sharlie Douglas, Justin Ray Douglas, Katlyn Douglas, Mark Mason, Alivia Mason, Destiny Barr, Lilly Cockerham, Ayrianna Cockerham, Hunter Mason and Colton Mason; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Brenda O’Brien and her husband David of Columbus, and Barbara Rose of Taylorsville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hobert Douglas and his stepmother, Belle; his mother, Bonnie Neal and stepfather, William; a sister, Anna Faye Williams; two brothers, George Douglas and Johnny Douglas; and a granddaughter, Mariah Douglas.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hague Funeral Home of Medora. Burial will be private at a later date.

Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be written to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the funeral home.

Charles “Chuck” Bailey Blanton

July 03, 1941 — Sept. 14, 2020

Charles “Chuck” Bailey Blanton, 79, of Orleans, passed away at 7:15 PM on September 14, 2020 at his home.

He was born July 3, 1941 in Huron, IN, the son of William and Mary (Grissom) Blanton. He married Kathleen (Briscoe) Blanton on February 7, 1969 and she survives.

He was a heavy equipment operator for the Orange County Highway Dept. for many years. He graduated from Huron High School, class of 1960.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Orleans; two daughters, Maryanah “Tooter” (Tim) of Orleans and Kate Tolbert (Sam) of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Cole Gray, Bailey Hopkins, Wyatt Campbell and Wil Tolbert; two great grandsons, Payson Hopkins and Cohen Hickman; two sisters, Genvea Morris and Peggy McNeely; one brother, John Blanton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl Blanton and Gene Grissom.

Memorial contribution may be made to Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home to assist with cremation expenses.

Cremation was chosen and no services will be scheduled.

Condolences may be offered at www.ochstetrick.net

Curtis Dale Wells

Jan. 08, 1967 — Sept. 13, 2020

Curtis Dale Wells age 53 of Bedford passed away on September 13, 2020 at 8:26 PM at IU Health in Bedford. He was born on January 8, 1967 in Bedford to Wayne Curtis and Bettie (Stockton) Curtis. He was a farmer.

Survivors include one son, Grady Wells of Bedford, his mother, Bettie Wells of Bedford, one sister, Lisa Wells-Dixon of Bedford, one niece, Elizabeth Dixon of Bedford, one nephew, Wes Dixon of Springville.

He was preceded by his father, Wayne Curtis

Cremation with no services was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.

John O. McPike

July 22, 1958 — Sept. 14, 2020

John O. McPike age 62 of Bedford passed away on September 14, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 22, 1958 in Bedford to Kenneth Bridwell McPike and Vera Jane (Owens) McPike. John was a truck driver and graduate of BNL High School.

Surviving are two daughters, Katie (Bill) Rodman of Bedford and Coyia (Chris) Mullis of Bedford, five grandchildren

John was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Larry McPike and Danny McPike

Cremation with no services was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.

September 16, 2020

Hubert Earl Tieman

June 16, 1942 — Sept. 14, 2020

Hubert Earl Tieman, 78, of Springville, passed away on Sept. 14, 2020, at his residence.

Born June 16, 1942, in Smithville, he was the son of Paul and Daisy (Harding) Tieman.

Hubert married Cheryl Lynn Pickens on June 3, 1987, and she survives.

Hubert was a graduate of Smithville High School, retired from RCA in Bloomington, and was a partner at Tieman Tire.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, IU basketball, mushroom hunting, and being outdoors. He was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl, of Springville; children, Hubert Tieman Jr., of Springville, Jeff (Sarah) Tieman, of Springville, Lisa Tieman-Reed, of Bloomfield, Travis (Gina) Tieman, of Owensburg, Rachel (Brent) Mann, of Solsberry, and Wesley (Jennifer) Tieman, of Springville; grandchildren, Jerrad (Amanda) Tieman, Luke Reed, Lexy (Brandon) Hovis, Anna Tieman, Barrett Tieman, Kaylie Tieman, Noah Tieman, Kayden, Kingston and Rosalyn Mann; great-grandchildren, Bryce Tieman and Bailee Tieman; siblings, Hershel Tieman, Rosetta Steward, Pauline (Alan) Huffer and Becky Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bernard Tieman.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Cremation will follow.

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

Louise Hamilton

Jan. 14, 1921 — Sept. 11, 2020

Louise Hamilton, 99, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Jan. 14, 1921, in Annapolis, Missouri, she was the daughter of Howell and May (Pyles) Loyd.

Louise married the Rev. Mark Hamilton of Irvine, Kentucky, June 5, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri, and he preceded her in death June 21, 2003. They were married 64 years and she loved being the pastor’s wife.

Louise had been employed at JC Penney in Vincennes and attended the Momentum Community Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Anita Marie Mayhugh of Bedford; granddaughters, Chiquita (Mark) Ewert of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Marquita (Ben) Romero of Ft. Collins, Colorado; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; twin sister, Marie Shaw of Collinsville, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Daisy Simpson, Paul Loyd, Herb Loyd, Bill Loyd, Claude Loyd and Everett Loyd, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery with Dr. Gary Pate, the Rev. R. Duane Brown and the Rev. Ken Bushey officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: South Central Association of the Visually Impaired.

“You can always find something good in every day. Sometimes you have to look a little harder.”

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

James Dennis Bolser

James Dennis Bolser, 75, of Bedford, died Monday, Sep. 14. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

September 15, 2020

Billy Ray Flinn

Jan. 06, 1954 — Sept. 12, 2020

Billy Ray Flinn age 66 of Lawrence County passed away on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 8:40 PM at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on January 6, 1954 in Monroe County to Opal Wesley Flinn and Marian Alice (Robinson) Flinn. Billy was a retired truck driver from the Indiana State Highway Department, he was a member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens, Billy loved spending time with his son and grandson Dylan. He played drums for several local bands. He collected model cars, he loved trucking, just like his son. He had several nieces and nephews he loved spending time with.

Survivors include one son, Joshua Flinn and wife Mandy of Bedford, one grandson, Dylan Flinn, his companion Debbie Miller, four sisters, Norma Albright of Bedford, Bonnie Parker of Mitchell, Anna (Claude) Long of Spencer and Phyllis (Ron) White of Mitchell

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Angela Rose Flinn, three sisters, Linda Flinn, Barbara Flinn and Helen Koontz, four brothers, Kenneth Flinn, Ralph Flinn, Robert Flinn and Paul Flinn

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday September 17, 2020 at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Jody East and Cindy Housel, officiating, entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 16, 2020 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family or expenses.

Hubert Tieman

Hubert Tieman, 78, of Springville, died Monday, Sept. 14. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Cathy Hunt

Cathy Hunt, 47, of Bedford, died Thursday, Sept. 10. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dive Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Jeona Lee (Burgess) Arnold

Jeona Lee (Burgess) Arnold, 59, of Bedford, died Friday, Sept. 11. Cremation was chosen with no service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 14, 2020

Robert Lee Young

July 16, 1934 — Sept. 11, 2020

Robert Lee Young, 86, Bedford, died Friday.

He was Born July 16, 1934, in Norman, to Odessa and Celli (Miller) Young.

He is survived by sons, David (Deanna) Young and Mike Young; daughter, Pamela (Larry Faubion) Taylor; grandchildren, Amanda Springate, Tina (Kevin) Hobson, Miranda Taylor, Christopher Young, David Young and Josh Young; great-grandchildren, Keona Stickney, Emma Young, Damien Hamilton, Axel Allen, Zeke Young and Silas Young; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Hazel; brother, Joe Dee Young; sisters, Lonie Barns and Bea Hunter; grandson, Matthew Young; and daughter-in-law, Beverly Young.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.

Maxine Carolyn (Booher) Allen

Maxine Carolyn (Booher) Allen was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, on Aug. 5, 1937, as the daughter of James Edward and Ovie Dell (Davidson) Booher. Maxine grew up on a tobacco farm where her parents were sharecroppers. She married Edward Melton and worked at a sewing factory in Albany, Kentucky.

Maxine and Edward had two daughters, Becky and Linda, and later moved to Guthrie. Maxine and Edward divorced, and Maxine later married Larry Allen Sr. on April 6, 1980. Prior to Larry’s death in 1983, Larry and Maxine had a son.

Maxine began working at Indiana University in food service and moved to Bloomington. She went on to work at Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at IU. Maxine always took pride in her work, and she loved the girls at ZTA. Maxine spent years volunteering in Boy Scouts and attending Eastview Church of the Nazarene in Bloomington. Above all, She had indefatigable love of her family.

Maxine is survived by her three children, Rebecca (Greg) Eads, Linda (Marvin) Roll and Larry (Jen Pearl) Allen Jr.; four grandchildren, Sheila (Travis) Terrell, Daniel (Brittany) Roll, Brandon (Amanda) Eads and Kara (Nick) Brummett; and her great-great-grandchildren, Dalton, Dylon, Gage, Gracelyn, Griffin, Shockey, Braxton, Kenadee and J.R. She is also survived by three siblings, Imogene Fletcher of Burkesville, Kentucky; Randa Hughes of Louisville, Kentucky; and Joe Booher of Albany, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Billy, Gene and Sam Ed Booher; and her sisters, Suretha Booher and Monzell Booher Hill.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church in Bedford. Maxine’s funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

The Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeona Lee Arnold

Dec. 20, 1960 — Sept. 11, 2020

Jeona Lee Arnold, 59, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 20, 1960, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Stevens) Burgess, Sr.

Jeona was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of God.

Surviving are her children, Chester Philip (Jamie) Lively of Ingalls, Nellie Joann (John) Turner of Bedford, Jonathan Paul (Melissa) Lively, 4 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, a great grandson, brothers, John Burgess, Jr. of Bedford, William Burgess of Williams.

Her parents and siblings, Mark Burgess and Dorene Caster, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen.

Condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Terry Blain Voyles

Terry Blain Voyles, 66, of Salem, died Thursday, Sept. 10. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kansas Cemetery. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery.

Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

September 13, 2020

Mildred Roberts

Oct. 14, 1926 — Sept. 12, 2020

Mildred Roberts, 93, of Bedford died at 2:35 pm on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born October 14, 1926 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Silvers and Polly Lovell Silvers. She married Kenneth L. Roberts on February 28, 1941 and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1991. She was a clerical worker for Sarkes-Tarzian for 17 years. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana Roberts McGath, of Indianapolis; one son, Dexter Roberts and his wife Christina, of Bedford; six grandchildren: nine great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; one brother, Tracy Silvers and his wife Hazel, of Oolitic; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents; husband; one son-in-law, Jerry McGath; six siblings.

Family graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 15th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow.

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

David Wesley Qualkenbush

Jan. 25, 1958 — Sept. 11, 2020

David Wesley Qualkenbush age 62, of Shoals, passed away September 11, 2020 in Washington at the Daviess County Hospital.

He was born January 25, 1958 to James R. and Wilma (Sorrells) Qaulkenbush. He was previously employed at the Red Door Industries in Loogootee.

David is survived by his mother, Wilma Qualkenbush of Shoals; and brothers, Michael (Debbie) Qualkenbush, Brad (Sandy) Qualkenbush and Shawn Qualkenbush all of Shoals; nieces, Karen Baker, Kellie Shaw and Lindsay Qualkenbush; nephews, Lance (Vonda) Mountford, Kevin Qualkenbush, C.J. Qualkenbush, Aaron Qualkenbush and Andrew Qualkenbush; aunts, Jeanne Edwards of Bedford, Marilyn Hardwick of Shoals and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Qualkenbush; grandparents, Oscar and Bernice Sorrells and James and Vina Qualkenbush; a sister, Sherry Emmick; aunts, Hazel Moore, Helen Payne, Ruth Stout; and one uncle Gene Qualkenbush.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral home.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

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

September 12, 2020

Christine Kay Craig

Feb. 09, 1961 — Sept. 09, 2020

Christine Kay Craig, 59, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 9, 1961, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Richard Mark Stillions and Janet Sharon (Harrell) Stillions Fisher.

Christine had been employed at Regal-Beloit, Otis Elevator, and Carrier. She was a 1979 graduate of Mitchell High School. Christine enjoyed taking care of her grandkids.

Surviving are her children, Colton Craig of Norman, Kelsey Goldsberry of Solsberry, mother,
Janet Fisher of Norman, grandchildren, Jake and Hallie Goldsberry, siblings, Patricia (Jack) Hilyard of French Lick, Michael (Candie) Stillions of Paoli, and several nieces and nephews.

Her father; grandson, Jason Craig; and sister, Debra Stillions, preceded her in death.

Family and friends will gather at noon on Monday at Hanson Cemetery. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ron Plummer officiating.

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

Emma Louise Webb

June 29, 1927 — Sept. 11, 2020

Emma Louise Webb, 93, of Bedford, passed away at 2:35 am on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Garden Villa.

Born June 29, 1927 in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Hazel (Reeder) Wagoner. She married Samuel A. Webb on March 15, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2010. She attended Williams High School and graduated from Huron High School after the Williams school burned. After graduation, she worked two years at Crane Naval Depot as a clerk-typist. She also worked for American Printing House for the Blind and worked for ten years as the secretary for her husband during his early years as a Baptist minister. She worked for ten years as the Post Office Supervisor at Judson College in Elgin, IL and retired from there in 1988. She then moved back to Indiana.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford where she was active in the Women’s Missionary Society and served as their president for several years. Louise was active in the local AARP and the American Baptist Women’s Missionary Society for several years until she was unable to attend for health reasons. She enjoyed writing poetry and had several of her poems published and was the recipient of the Golden Awards.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Dale Webb, of Anderson and Keith Edward Webb, of Summitville; grandchildren, Ashley Hussong and Timothy Webb and wife, Krista; great grandchildren, Emily Webb, Arihannah Speece, Keyleigh Hussong, and Joseph Webb; a step-grandchild, Amber Turner; two step-great grandchildren, Joel Turner and Ariah Turner; a brother, Larry Wagoner and wife, Janelle, of Atlantic Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Mark Allen; a brother, Bobby Wagoner; a sister, Lois Williams; daughters-in-law, Carla and Karen Webb.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday, September 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Helen A. Chastain

Helen A. Chastain, 82, of Salem, died Wednesday, Sept. 9. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home, and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at Westview Christian Church.  Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

September 11, 2020

Paul Vernon Root

Jan. 08, 1940 — Sept. 09, 2020

Paul Vernon Root, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 4:05 am on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born January 8, 1940 in Bedford, he was the son of George Samuel and Luda (Scott) Root. He married Rosetta Brown in Bedford on March 13, 1981 and she survives. He retired from Titan Construction Co. in 1994.

Survivors include his wife, Rosetta, of Bedford; seven daughters, Paula “Rikki” Root, of Colorado, Sherrie Lovell, of Kansas, Debra Root, of Kansas, Angela Root of Indiana, Mary Dawn (William) Parkes, of Oolitic, and Deanna (Richard) Crane, of Bedford, and Melissa (Lee) Hamilton, of Mitchell; a son, Richard Root, of Bloomington; a brother, Merlin “Gene” Root, of Bedford; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Roy Dale Root; two sisters, Edith and Jewell; four brothers, Ray, Cletus, Russ, and Robert.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty Joe Mitchell

Sept. 16, 1930 — Sept. 06, 2020

Betty Joe Mitchell, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

Born Sept. 16, 1930, in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was the daughter of John Knox and Ruby Mae (Shipp) King.

Betty taught school five years in Tennessee, and then moved to Bedford and taught in the Bedford School System 37 ½ years. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Survivors include her children, Linda (Scott) Turney and David (Pattie) Mitchell; grandchildren, Alyson (Randall) Trout, Jared (Lindsey) Turney, Ryan Mitchell, Megan (Nick) Leavitt and Kellie Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Ryan Trout and Porter and Oakley Turney; and a sister, Patsy Norwood.

Her parents and siblings; Margaret Selby, William King and Thomas King, preceded her in death.

Graveside service was Thursday with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Entombment was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Englewood Baptist Church, 3118 Washington Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421

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

Wilma J. (Hatfield) Cheek

Aug. 19, 1945 — Sept. 09, 2020

Wilma J. (Hatfield) Cheek, 75, of Bedford, passed away at 11:30 pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her residence.

Born August 19, 1945 in Lee Co., VA, she was the daughter of John Hatfield and Elizabeth (Fleenor) Hobson. She married Rannel Cheek, Jr. on November 12, 1965 and he survives.

She graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1964 and excelled in basketball. She was a homemaker for 55 years. She attended Stonegate Faith Center and Park Place Church of God. She was a partner of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and enjoyed listening to Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Hagin, Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Copeland, T.L. Osborne and many others. She loved her western shows. She and her husband were church camp directors, Sunday School Teachers and taught many Bible Studies. Wilma was a mighty woman of God who loved God and her family with her whole heart. She had a beautiful singing voice and loved to use that voice to sing praises to the Lord.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in 1978 and began chemotherapy treatments. She got a hold of The Word of God and began to believe Him for her total healing and complete wholeness and decided that she wasn’t going to continue with the chemotherapy treatments any longer. God miraculously healed her and made her whole with no sign of the cancer to ever return. She shared her testimony of God’s healing to anyone who would listen and witnessed to countless others by blessing them with a daily devotional book called, “From Faith To Faith”. Her reward in Heaven is sure to be great because she was truly a covenant woman.

Survivors include her husband, Rannel, of Bedford; two daughters, Rhonda Cheek-Hawkins and husband, Richard, of Avoca, Tammy Cheek-Sanders, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Jerrod Cheek, Brandon Hawkins, Ryan Hawkins and fiancé, Morgan Bradford, Olivia Sanders-Hudson and husband, Eric, and Abigail Sanders, all of Bedford; a sister, Helen Fleetwood, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, Miss Kitty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Orville, Hansel and Kenneth Hatfield; one sister, Pauline King.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15th at Stonegate Faith Center with Pastors Martie and Jan Spaulding and Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, September 14th and 11:00 am until the hour of service Tuesday at Stonegate Faith Center.

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

Charles E. King

Aug. 28, 1933 — July 17, 2020

Charles E. King, 86, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at 9:03 p.m. at his niece’s home in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Born Aug. 28, 1933, in Mitchell, he was the son of Albert King Sr. and Myrtle (Radcliff) King.

Charles retired from the U. S. Army and loved golf, races, and fishing with his father.

Survivors include his son, Mark Brower of Huntington, Alabama; sister, Betty (King) Tow of Mitchell; cousin, Gene Davis of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; son, Blain King of Shoals; daughter, Cindy Brower of Huntington, Alabama; grandson, Kody Brower of Huntington, Alabama; brothers, Albert King Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, James E. King of Mitchell, Norman E. King of Mitchell and Jackie L. King of Mitchell; sisters, Mary S. King of Mitchell, Dorothy L. Green of Mitchell and Nellie M. Mann of Guthrie, Oklahoma; nephews, James M. Tow Sr. of Mitchell and Allen Albertson of Guthrie, Oklahoma; niece, Shirley Anderson of Bloomington; and great-nephews, Jeremy W. Steele of Mitchell and Britain Holt of Mitchell, preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 at the American Legion Post No. 250. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

A luncheon will follow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Dennis Ray Asbury

Dennis Ray Asbury, 58, of Paoli, died Wednesday, Sept. 9. Cremation was chosen with a service at a later date. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

Wilma Voyles

Wilma Voyles, 69, of Salem, died Wednesday, Sept. 9. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service Monday at Weathers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

September 10, 2020

George F. Spears

Feb. 19, 1948 — Sept. 08, 2020

George F. Spears age 72 of Bedford passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Tuesday September 8, 2020.

He was born in Martin County on February 19, 1948 to George J. Spears and Betty (Peck) Spears. He married Lana Brassine on October 15, 1994 and she survives.

George was a 1966 Graduate of Shoals High School and US Army Veteran, he was a 50 year member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61. He was a graduate of the Indiana School of Mortuary Science as a licensed Funeral Director, he worked at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford before retiring. George also previously served as the Martin County Coroner and was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lana (Brassine) Spears of Bedford, one brother, Karlas (Sandy) Spears of Bedford and one sister, Wanda (David) Stone of Shoals.

George was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Max Leroy McDaniel and Carl “Buddy” McDaniel and two sisters, Linda Tedrow and infant sister, Sandy Spears.

No services will be held, burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.

Kevin E. “Butter” Blackburn

Oct. 22, 1974 — Sept. 06, 2020

Kevin E. “Butter” Blackburn age 45 of Mitchell passed away on September 6, 2020 at 5:09 PM at IU Health in Bloomington.

He was born in Bloomington on October 22, 1974 to Jerry Blackburn and Connie S. (Allen) Blackburn. He attended Mitchell High School and loved to play guitar; he was disabled.

He is survived by one son, Steven E. Blackburn of Mitchell, his mother, Connie S. Blackburn of Mitchell, one brother, Michael Blackburn of Mitchell, one sister, Patty (Troy) Sallee of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.

Dr. Benito V. Odulio

Nov. 04, 1932 — Sept. 06, 2020

Dr. Benito V. Odulio age 87 of Mitchell passed away at his residence on September 6, 2020 at 2:06 PM.

He was born in the Philippines on November 4, 1932 to Ricardo Odulio and Sofia (Villaflor) Odulio. He graduated from the University of the Philippines and was a General Surgery Physician with offices in Mitchell and Salem. Dr. Odulio was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Indiana State Medical Association, Mitchell American Legion Post#250 and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell.
He married Marcia Pifer on January 8, 1989 and she preceded him in death, he married Luanne Wayman on July 23, 2007 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife Luanne Odulio of Mitchell, and children, Sophia Odulio of Bloomington, Brooke Woods of Medora, Ricardo Terrell of Puerto Rico, Garrett Odulio of Ellettsville and Jacob Odulio of New Albany, seven grandchildren.

Dr. Odulio was preceded in death by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters, and his wife, Marcia Odulio

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, military rites will be given by the Mitchell American Legion Post #250

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.

Paul V. Root

Paul V. Root, 80, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Sept. 9. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Barbara (Hammond) Toliver

Barbara (Hammond) Toliver, 72, of French Lick, died Monday, Sept. 7. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Robert L. “Bobby” Martin

Robert L. “Bobby” Martin, 67, of Salem, died Monday, Sept. 7. Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Campbellsburg First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Donald L. Hazelip

Donald L. Hazelip, 84, of Salem, died Tuesday, Sept. 8. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Joan (Peterson) Knight

Joan (Peterson) Knight, 78, of West Baden Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 6. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Ginny Linda (Leonard) Wells

Ginny Linda (Leonard) Wells, 72, of Orleans, died Sunday, Sept. 6. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Marvin J. “Butch” Bailey

Marvin J. “Butch” Bailey, 74, of Loogootee, formerly of Shoals, died Tuesday, Sept. 8. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

September 09, 2020

Ruth M. (Anthus) Smith

Ruth M. (Anthus) Smith, 91, of Loogootee, died Monday, Sept. 7. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel. Service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

September 08, 2020

James B. “Jimmie” Wesner

July 28, 1934 — Sept. 06, 2020

James B. “Jimmie” Wesner, 86, of Leesville died at 7:26 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his residence.

Born July 28, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Anthony and Lena (Lockman) Wesner. He married JoAnne Brown on April 3, 1953, and she survives. He retired from Kieffer Paper Mill. He was a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife JoAnne of Leesville, one son, Alan Wesner and his wife Niki of Leesville; two daughters: Angela Bond and her husband Gary of Leesville, and Amber Arthur and her husband Steve of Bloomington; six grandchildren: Brandon Wesner and his wife Jessica of Leesville, Travis Wesner and his wife Samantha of Leesville, Codey Bond of Bowling Green, KY, Shelby Arthur of Bloomington , Hope Bond of Evansville, and Sean Arthur of Bloomington; two step grandchildren: Stephen Arthur and his wife Renate` and Kaitlyn Arthur, all of Kokomo; five great grandchildren: Taylor Wesner, Clayton Wesner, Wyatt Wesner, Frankie Wesner, and Alena Arthur; step great grandchild, Cameron Arthur; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Gay Anne Wesner; two grandsons, Landon and Dylan Bond two sisters, Violet Gibson, and Maggie Dixon, one brother, Carroll Wesner.

Private funeral services will be conducted at a later date at the Leesville United Methodist Church with Rev. George Browning and Rev. Deborah Cronin officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th at the Leesville United Methodist Church.

Due to the COVID -19 and the governor’s mandate masks will be required for all guests. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leesville United Methodist Church.

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

Beverly Ann Dalton

March 07, 1943 — Sept. 04, 2020

Beverly Ann Dalton, 77, of Bedford, passed away on September 4, 2020 at 9:05 AM at IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born March 7, 1943 in Lawrence County, IN, the daughter of Jesse and Lillian Faye (Roberts) Pemberton. She married Danny Dalton on August 24, 1962 and he survives.

She was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church and Mitchell Wesleyan Church. She worked in the Bedford North Lawrence Schools for over thirty years as a teacher assistant with the special needs program.

She is survived by her husband of Bedford; one daughter Mary Ann Banks (Ryan Salyer) of Bedford; one son, Randy Dalton (Patty) of Crossville, TN; three grandchildren, Lillian Rose Dalton, Victor and Maria Banks; two brothers, James and Alan Pemberton; two sisters, Jeannie Hoover and Eulah Wheeler and a special friend, Brenda Willoughby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sandra Lynn Dalton; one sister, Carol Watson and two brothers Charles Pemberton and Gary Pemberton in infancy.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Bedford Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.
Friends are invited to visitation at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00PM and at the church on Wednesday from 11:oo until service time.

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

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Roger D. Holland

April 03, 1946 — Sept. 04, 2020

Roger D. Holland, 74, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:46 PM on September 4, 2020 at IU Health Bedford.

He was born April 3, 1946 in Bedford, IN, the son of Raymond and Irene (Whalin) Holland. He married Janet Holland on August 19, 1966 and she survives.

He was the owner of Holland Agency for over fifty years and a member of First Baptist Church in Mitchell, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He served on the Mitchell Community School Board for several years, including serving as president. He was a member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228. He graduated from Orleans High School class of 1964 and from Indiana Central.

He is survived by his wife, Janet of Mitchell; three sons, Bradley Holland (Audrey) of Shelbyville, KY, Michael Holland (Heather) of Cornelius, NC and Aaron Holland (Hollie) of Noblesville, IN; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Hannah, Liam, Hadlee, Luke, Harper, Chase and Brinley; one brother, Kelly Holland; two sisters, Rae Conley and Rochelle Infante.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joan Landreth.

The funeral will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post #69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday and from 12:00 PM until service time on Thursday.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Ruth M. Smith

Ruth M. Smith, 91, of Loogootee, died Monday, Sep. 7.  Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Billy J. Wagers

Billy J. Wagers, 54, of Salem, died Thursday, Sept. 3.  No services are scheduled.  Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

September 07, 2020

Elwood B. “Woody” Martin

June 15, 1924 — Sept. 04, 2020

Elwood B. “Woody” Martin age 96 of Bedford passed away on Friday September 4, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 15, 1924 in Hastings, Michigan to Harold B. Martin and Mildred T. (Northrup) Martin. Woody married Magdalena “Mickey” Stuckey on October 8, 1949 and she survives.

Woody worked as a Purchasing and Personnel for Extruded Alloys in Bedford, and Bruner Engineering in Bedford, and Aluminum Extrusions in Charlotte, Michigan, retiring from Bruner Engineering in 1989. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society Board Member and was instrumental in development of the Life Food Pantry, volunteer with the American Red Cross for 22 years and past president, charter member of the lay ministry program at St. Vincent DePaul, member of cursillo, US Army Veteran of World War II, serving three years in Italy earning combat infantryman badge and three bronze stars.

Survivors include his wife, Magdalena “Mickey” Martin of Bedford, three sons, Michael K. Martin and wife Sara of Redondo, California, Joseph K. Martin and wife Susan of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Patrick K. Martin and Janice of Indianapolis, three daughters, Gail M. Uminger and husband Curt of Carmel, Valarie A. Martin and husband Michael Muckelroy of Dallas, Texas, and Kimberly Ann Cox and husband Richard Gregory of Bloomfield, 10 Grandchildren, Clare (Will) Ogle of Pennsylvania, Chad Martin of North Carolina, Kristen (Jake) Eisterhold of Indianapolis, Kyle (Shari-Ann) Uminger of California, Trevor Martin of California, Derek (Kelly) Cox of Illinois, Brittany (John) Collins of Ohio, Megan(Landon Lin) Cox of Bloomington, and Timothy Martin of Indianapolis, 7 Great grandchildren, James and Titus Ogle, Isla, Beau, Crew Eisterhold, Olive Martin and Julia Uminger, one brother, Ted Martin of Michigan and one sister, Nita Anzivino of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roger Martin and Russell Martin and one sister, Beverly Orr

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, the rosary service will be at 5:30 PM on Tuesday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and will be available by live stream. In lieu of flowers donations may be to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his services.

September 06, 2020

Joseph Durward True Jr.

July 31, 1930 — Aug. 28, 2020

Joseph Durward True, Jr. Born July 31, 1930 Orleans Indiana. Died August 28, 2020 at his home in Bloomington Indiana at the age of 90. Joe is survived by his wife Geraldine Maddox True, his sister Nighel Isley, his children Jennifer Collins, Pat True(Sarah), Jay True(Jennifer), Jim True(Rebecca), Darcy True Chupa-Pedersen(Eric), Joseph Kimble True(Sandy), Leesa True-Smith(L.B.), Kyle Ghinga(Frank), and known as Papaw to Grandchildren Parker Collins(Katie), Caleb True(Gina), Kyle True(Erin), Kate True, Madison True, Taylor Kinser(Kurt), Hayley Schilling(Aaron), Jessica True, Connor True, Rebecca Garcia, Isabel Garcia, Donovan Keith-Reeves, Megan Chupa, Dillon Chupa, Jeff Chupa (Beth), Caylee Harris (Brandon), Colin True-Smith (Kandy), Courtney Amicon (Tyler), Callie Janor (Josh) and Greg True. Great Grandchildren PJ True, Maddox True, Piper True, Hudson True, Riley Nicholl, Rian Nicholl, Lucas Chupa, Cole Chupa, Ethan Chupa, Harrison Chupa, Patrick Janor, Bryan Janor, Molly Janor. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hazel True, sister Connie Montgomery, and nephew Larry Isley.

The son of Joseph Durward True, Sr. and Hazel Irene (Todd) True, Joe was born in Orleans, Indiana. Joe’s father, Joseph “Bud” D. True, Sr. owned a poultry business. Joe, his parents, and sisters, Nighel and Connie, all moved to Bedford when he was five. The family rented a house on 22nd street for a year and then bought a house on R street, later moving to M street. Joe attended Stalker elementary school. Joe had a paper route, one of many jobs he would have during his youth. He knew he wanted to be an architect after his first drafting class in junior high. Joe attended Bedford High School and played on the baseball and basketball teams. The 1948 Bedford high school basketball team was ranked first in the state but lost in an upset at sectionals. Joe graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in architecture, and his first job out of college was in Indianapolis with Lennox, Mathews, Simmons and Ford. Later he took a position with SIECO, Southern Indiana Engineering Company based out of Columbus Indiana. When SIECO opened an office in Bloomington, he volunteered to work there. SIECO rented office space in the basement of the Kirkwood Manor building downtown where SOMA coffee is currently located. Joe then took a position with Indiana University Architect’s Office where he oversaw the construction of many of the buildings on the IU Bloomington campus and IU regional Campuses. On the side, he had a thirty-plus year career as an architect and designed buildings for businesses and residential homes throughout Bloomington and southern Indiana.

He and Gerry owned a house boat with two other families on Lake Monroe and enjoyed having friends and family out on the boat. Joe was an avid golfer and received a life time membership to the IU golf course for his retirement. On July 18, 1980, Joe had a hole in one on hole number 7 at the IU golf course. Again, on August 25, 1985, Joe had a hole in one on hole number 15 at Cascades golf course in Bloomington. He influenced the lives of his grandchildren with his love of golf and music, especially teaching golf to anyone who wanted to learn.

After retiring from IU in 1994, he oversaw the expansion and renovation of the Monroe County Public Library which was completed in 1997. Joe and Gerry loved Hilton Head SC, they spent many weeks there every spring and fall after his retirement. He was a founding member and the president of their timeshare board of directors and would often go early to the board meetings to meet other members to get in a round of golf. Always a joker, Joe enjoyed telling the timeshare developer, whose last name is “Trew,” that he spelled his name wrong.

There are many things to admire about Joe. He worked hard but always had time for family. He taught us that if you really put your mind to something, anything is possible. He loved being outdoors whether he was golfing or working in the yard. Joe was a closet comedian, a joke teller, and a champion hugger. He was above all a family man who adored his wife, who was also his high school sweetheart. He loved and was close to his children. The buttons of his shirt popped with pride for his grandchildren and he supported their endeavors throughout his life. He and Gerry attended every game, recital or event that they could possibly get to.

Joe will be missed by all who met him, as a man who talked to everyone, who could make an old friend laugh and a stranger smile. We will all try to follow the example he set.

His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or IU Health Bloomington Hospice in his memory.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

September 04, 2020

Edward Spencer

Edward Spencer, 83, of Bedford, formerly of Moravia, New York, died Wednesday, Sept. 2. If anyone knows any of his family, please contact the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, 812-275-4433. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

William E. “Bill” Litkenhous

William E. “Bill” Litkenhous, 80, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 30. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Donald Mattox

Donald Mattox, 72, of Hardinsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 29. Memorial service will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

Leah D (Cunningham) Verrick

Leah D (Cunningham) Verrick , 44 , of Sellersburg, died Wednesday, Sep. 2. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home .  Services will be held at a later date.

September 03, 2020

Joann Horner

March 06, 1929 — Sept. 02, 2020

Joann Horner,91, of Bedford, passed away at 10:37 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born March 6, 1929, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Wayne and Ruth (Frye) Stultz. She married Paul Fish and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1981. She later married James R. Horner and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2008. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. She was a member of the Needmore Alumni Assoc. and a big Purdue fan.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Baker and husband, Tracy, of Bedford and Jill Green and husband, Bob, of IL; nine grandchildren, Trent and Erin Todd, Danielle and Darin Fish, Troy and Jody Todd, Brad and Kelly Baker, Tim and Andrea Baker, Jerrod Green, Zach Green, Chelsea Green, Amanda and Miguel Hernandez, and J.D. Horner; eighteen great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Toby Todd, of Heltonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a daughter, Debbie Todd, a sister, Evelyn Rodgers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the church. The family asks that social distancing be observed and masks are required.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

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

Robert E. Miller

Nov. 02, 1931 — Sept. 01, 2020

Robert E. Miller, 88, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1931, in Williams, he was the son of Barney and Roxie (King) Miller. He married Donna Jean Mundy Nov. 27, 1952, and she preceded him in death Aug. 7, 2012.

Bob retired from Carpenter Body Works in 1993 with 42 years of service and was a farmer. He was a 1951 graduate of Huron High School, a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and attended the Orleans Church of Christ. He was a devoted husband and father.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his son, Michael B. Miller of Bedford; grandchildren, Cody (Keisha) Reathaford, Jake (Lori) Williams and Jessica Williams; great-grandchildren, Lexi, Brady, Hunter and Isla; and sisters, Ishmael Baker of Seymour and Sue Beasley of Mitchell.

His parents; wife; daughter, Renee Reathaford; and siblings, Harold R. Miller, Lester Miller, Orville Miller, Marvin Miller, Norman Miller and Jeraldine Bex, preceded him in death.

Family and friends will gather at noon on Saturday at Port William Cemetery for a graveside service at 1 p.m. Brother Mike Davis will officiate.

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

William E. “Bill” Litkenhous

Sept. 28, 1939 — Aug. 30, 2020

William E. “Bill” Litkenhous of Scottsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at Lake Point Village nursing home in Scottsburg.

Born on Sept. 28, 1939, in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of Francis “Frank” and Mildred Litkenhous. He was married to Caroline S. Crane for 35 years, and she died in 2001. He married Sylvia “Sunny” Frazier in 2010, and she survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Linda (Kevin) Diviney, of White Lake, Michigan; his son Michael (Kim) Litkenhous of Lake City, Florida; two sisters, Claudia (Kenneth) Wienke of Asheville, North Carolina, and Paula (Clifford) Pence of Aurora, Colorado; five granddaughters; and a stepdaughter, Sherry (Sam) Tyler; as well as many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Eastern High School in Louisville, then went on to graduate with a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Louisville where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and competed on the swim team all four years.

He worked at GM Central Foundry/Powertrain as an Industrial Engineer in Bedford for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of Kiwanis, serving a term as their Lt. Governor of the Buffalo Trace division.

He served as the local Superintendent of the National Model Railroaders Association. He was a member of the Bedford Little Theater. He served in the National Guard. He enjoyed photography, traveling and trains, sometimes all at the same time.

There will be no visitation or service at this time. A memorial service will be held in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or to your local animal shelter.

September 02, 2020

Jack William Murphy

Jan. 02, 1936 — Aug. 26, 2020

Jack William Murphy, 84 of Union, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on August 26, 2020 with his family at his side.

He was born January 2, 1936 in Jackson County, IN to Charles and Evelyn (Elkins) Murphy who precede him in death. Also preceding him are an infant son John William Murphy and three brothers Richard, Mike and Pat Murphy.

Jack is survived by the love of his life of 61 years, his wife, Joyce (Speer) Murphy, children, Pam Murphy of Friendswood,TX, Steve (Jane) Murphy, of Englewood, Ohio, Amy (Eric) Dickerson, of Centerville, IN. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Logan and Lauren Murphy, Haley, Haden and Hyland Dickerson, his aunt Fern Elkins Jones, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jack was a graduate of Bedford High School, Bedford, IN, received his AS from Indiana University in Richmond, IN, was a U.S. Naval Reservist for seven years and was a computer analyst for 40+ years. He has been a christian his whole life and has been attending First Baptist Church in Union, OH for the past 27 years, where at the age of 76 he discovered his love of music and joined the choir.

Jack had many areas of interest but his best loved hobby was being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Jack’s Life 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 3, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Union, 219 Shaw Rd, Union, OH 45322 with Pastor Dan Kincer presiding.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jack may be made to Be A Light Ministries c/o First Baptist Church of Union.

Messages of sympathy and support may be shared with his family at www.kindredfuneralhome.com. Kindred Funeral Home 400 Union Boulevard, Englewood, Ohio was entrusted with arrangements.

Jack was a devoted husband, father and grandpa and will be greatly missed.

Patricia Louise (Patton) Henderson

Patricia Louise (Patton) Henderson, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday, Aug. 30. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen, 63, of Hardinsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 29. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Livonia Cemetery. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

September 01, 2020

Lana S. Wilkerson

Oct. 22, 1953 — Aug. 29, 2020

Lana S. Wilkerson age 66, of Birdseye, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 22, 1953 in Washington, Indiana to Herschel and Betty (Stone) Salmon. She married Charles “Bob” Wilkerson on January 14, 1975 and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2011.

She was a graduate of Shoals High School and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Robert Wilkerson of Eckerty; two daughters, Angela (Raymond) Young of French Lick and Traci Whippo of Jasper; eight grandchildren, Steven, Ray, and Kyle Young, Larissa Houchin, David Whippo Jr., Clara Whippo, Austin Wilkerson and Burt Wilkerson; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Linda (Robert) Hert of Shoals and Debra (Mike) Hill of Shoals; and two brothers, Gregory Salmon and Kent (Mary) Salmon all of Loogootee.

She is preceded in death by one sister, Lisa Wininger, her parents, and her husband.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Denise Kopp officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will 12:00 PM until the time of service on Wednesday.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

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

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