Obituaries

Obituaries — August 2022

August 13, 2022

Richard Hutton, Sr.

Feb. 22, 1932 — Aug. 11, 2022

Richard Hutton, Sr., of Bedford, passed away at 7:15 am on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born February 22, 1932, in Bedford, he was the son of Herschel Hutton, Sr. and Mary Nina (Isom) Oexmann. He married Velva L. Hutton on July 16, 1949, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2022.

He retired as a millwright from General Motors in 1987. A train enthusiast, he owned the Choo Choo Station for many years. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM. He enjoyed spending time with the grandkids and traveling with his wife, especially out west.

Survivors include children, Peggy (Greg) Scherschel, of Columbus, Rick (Sally) Hutton, of Springville, Tony (Susan) Hutton, of Bedford; grandchildren, Dana (Todd) Anderson, Gretchen (Matt) Seibert, Joshua (Carrie) Scherschel, Joe (Sandra) Scherschel, Kyle Hutton, Kory Hutton, Kolby (Britni) Hutton, Christopher Hutton, Jennifer (Brett) Dillman, and Megan Hutton; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herschel Hutton, Jr. and Russell Hutton.

Gravside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 16th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Doug Kelley and Brother Larry Dalton officiating.

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

August 12, 2022

Nick W. Pace

Feb. 25, 1952 — Aug. 10, 2022

Nick W. Pace, 70, of Bedford, passed away at 5:00 am, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at his residence.

Born February 25, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Virgil “Cotton” and Mary (Sipes) Pace. He married Shirley Brashear on August 23, 1985, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1970 and a mechanic and co-owner of Cotton’s Auto Service in Bedford. He was an avid bowler and participated on several leagues.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Bedford; a son, Brian Pace, of Boston, MA; siblings, Patricia Fitzgerald, of Bedford, Diana Anderson and husband, Ned, of Bedford, Danny Pace and wife, Carla, of Bedford; In-laws, Helen Brashear and wife, Kesha, of Bedford, Johnny Brashear and wife, Mary, of Bedford, Rita Brashear, of TN, Dennis Brashear and Ellen, of New Mexico, Thomas Brashear and wife, Barbara, of Bloomington; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Janet Pace; sister-in-law, Marsha Brown; brother-in-law, Paul Brashear; mother and father-in-law, Edna and Leo Brashear and his beloved dog, Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Donald Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 15th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, August 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Rebecca Ann Hackney

Nov. 30, 1948 — Aug. 11, 2022

Rebecca Ann Hackney, 73, of Orleans, passed away at 12:55 AM on August 11, 2022 at IU Health Bedford.

She was born November 30, 1948 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of William and Sylvia (Harris) Grubb.

She was a cook at Lillie’s Place in Orleans for several years.

She is survived by one son, Steven Oldham of Orleans; one daughter, Kim Holland (Sam) of Orleans; sixteen grandchildren, Zach, Justy, Haley, Shay, Nathan, Spencer, Kyle, Mason, Allison, Caleb, Luke, Della, Ayshia, Tia and Trista; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Shuler and Nancy Mundy and one brother, Randy Grubb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Tommy and Jason Oldham; two brothers, Bob and Jimmy Grubb and one grandson, Logan.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 am until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Rebecca Mitchell Treece

Rebecca Mitchell Treece age 56 of Bedford passed away at her home on July 15, 2022.

She was born in Bedford to John Hopper and Doris Sears.

She is survived by her children, Ian Borders of Avoca, Ethan Borders of Bedford and Autumn Borders of Bedford.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

August 11, 2022

Priscilla June Briscoe

July 30, 1933 — Aug. 08, 2022

Priscilla June Briscoe, 89, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 30, 1933, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Earl Franklin and Margaret “Maggie” Jewell (Beasley) Tirey. June married Robert Lee Briscoe July 23, 1952 and he survives.

June was a 1951 graduate of Mitchell High School and grew up in Spice Valley Baptist Church. She worked in banking at several different banks over the course of her career. June was a fifty year member of Kappa Delta Pi Sorority.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Briscoe of Bloomington; daughter, Judy Ann Briscoe of Bloomington; granddaughter, Elizabeth Briscoe; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Her parents; son, Dennis Lee Briscoe; siblings, Rosella Jewell Harris and Jerry Franklin Tirey; and son-in-law, Carroll Bryce preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Philip Barker officiating. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. in Valhalla Memory Gardens with a memorial service by Kappa Delta Pi.

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

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

August 10, 2022

Timothy Wayne Clements

July 26, 1949 — Aug. 03, 2022

Timothy Wayne Clements age 73 of Bedford passed away on August 3, 2022 at 1:00 AM at his home.

He was born in Bedford on July 26, 1949 to Charles and Nila (McFadden) Clements.

Tim was a retired construction worker.

Survivors include his daughter, Missy Stogsdill of Bedford, two brothers, Joe Clements and John Clements both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sheila Hardwick.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Donald E. Harrell

Jan. 07, 1928 — Aug. 09, 2022

Donald E. Harrell, 94, of Bedford, passed away at 7:08 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 7, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Hanford and Wilma A. (Glover) Harrell.

He retired as a plumber from Triangle & Leahy of Bedford. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Survivors include a brother, Joe Harrell, of Bloomington; a sister, Darlene Harrell, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Max Harrell, and a sister, Marilyn June Isom.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, August 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Paulis officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, August 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or the White River Humane Society.

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

Janice Trisler

Nov. 24, 1934 — Aug. 08, 2022

Janice Trisler, 87, of Bedford, IN, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Center.

Born on November 24, 1934, she was the daughter of Robert and Emma Kasper. She married Jerry Trisler in 1954 and he passed away June 30, 2013.

Janice was a homemaker and had worked at RCA. She was of Christian faith and loved fishing, catfishing, and hunting night crawlers. She loved her boys more than you could understand and her cats and chickens.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Janice are her two sons, Doug Trisler and Terry Trisler; and her granddaughter, Brandi Trisler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Jerry.

Cremation was chosen with no services at this time.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Janice.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Roger S. Phillips

Jan. 02, 1963 — Aug. 08, 2022

Roger S. Phillips, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 8:13 pm on Monday, August 8, 2022, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 2, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of R.C. and Norma (Neely) Phillips. He married Carla Blevins in 2005 and she preceded him in death.

He was a very loving husband who would help anyone he could. He loved his dogs.

Survivors include a brother, Donnie Phillips, of Bedford; three sisters, Lou Phillips, of Bedford, Shirley Flynn (Anthony), of Washington, and Faye Phillips, of Williams; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Seanna Gonzales

Dec. 19, 1994 — Aug. 06, 2022

Seanna Gonzales, 27, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

Born on December 19, 1994, she was the daughter of Domingo Gonzales and Sylvia Suette Crane.

Seanna loved spending time with her children and loved making people laugh.

Seanna is survived by her two children, Lennox Terrell, and Lasiah Terrell; her father, Domingo; two sisters Selena Gonzales and Maria Orozco; her companion, Ricky Terrell; and her partner, Manuel Zepeda. She was a loving aunt to Alida Suette-Lynn Gillard, Karson Terrell, Karter Terrell, and Maylee Terrell.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Sylvia Suette Crane; and her grandmother, Constance “Connie” Crane.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Clarence Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to the service hour on Monday.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Lillian Maxine (Hubbard) Henderson

Dec. 16, 1924 — Aug. 09, 2022

Lillian Maxine (Hubbard) Henderson, 97, of Bedford, passed away on August 9, 2022.

Born December 16, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George Otto and Jennie (Brim) Hubbard. She married Loren Henderson and he preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1942. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, William (Ann) Henderson, Steve Henderson, James Henderson, and Linda Henderson; grandchildren, Jaima (John) McCabe, Jacque Louden, Tim (Lara Beck) Henderson, Holly (Mike) Roessler, Amanda Henderson, Joe (Kelsey) Henderson, and Rob Henderson; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Steve Henderson; siblings, Marie (Roy) Turpen, Mildred Weddle, William (Jewell) Hubbard, George (Betty) Hubbard, Wayne Hubbard, Cleda (Javy) Prow, and Wendell Ross and Cletus (both in early childhood).

Private graveside services are planned with burial in Gilgal Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Families Forever, 1129 16th Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Norma Donica

Nov. 30, 1937 — Aug. 09, 2022

Norma Donica, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at her residence.

Born on November 30, 1937, she was the daughter of Virgil Mikels and Ruby (Taylor) Mikels. She married Albert Eugene Donica in 1954 and he passed on December 15, 2021.

Norma cleaned houses and took care of her family. She was a member of the Donica Church of God and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Norma are her five sons, Allen (Terri) Donica, Fred Donica, Rick (Sheila) Donica, Jim (Teressa) Donica, and Mike Donica; daughter, Debby Donica; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Norma in death are her parents; husband, Albert; one brother, Kenny Mikels; and her daughter-in-law, Dian Donica.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Norma.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

August 09, 2022

Nancy Bernice (Terrell) Ball

July 16, 1923 — Aug. 07, 2022

Nancy Bernice (Terrell) Ball, 99, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 16, 1923, in Huron, she was the daughter of Walter and Ella (Robbins) Terrell. Bernice married Clifford Laverne Ball November 18, 1961 and he preceded her in death March 17, 1993.

Bernice retired from Delci Home Fashions. She was a member of Huron Church of God. Bernice loved visiting with family, mushroom hunting, and cutting wood. She also loved her little house dogs.

Survivors include her nieces, Alice Marie Hart of Bedford, Marsha Ann (Ronnie) Roberts of Bedford, and Barbara Terrell of Pekin; special friends, Frank and Brenda Dumond of Mitchell; and several great nieces and nephews.

Her husband; parents; brothers, Wilbern Harrison Terrell and Edward Earl Terrell; nephews, John Walter Terrell and Wilbern Eugene Terrell; and niece, Camilla Rose Terrell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be at Huron Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Walt Terrell, Wayne Terrell, Tim Allgeir, Larry Love, Alex Adams, Avery Adams, and Ronnie Roberts

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

Kathy G. Bell

Oct. 16, 1960 — Aug. 08, 2022

Kathy G. Bell age 61 of Bedford passed away on Monday August 8, 2022 at 2:15 Am at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born in Bedford on October 16, 1960 to James G. Pruett and Wanda (Jones) LuAllen.

Kathy was the General manager of Papa’s Bar and Grill in Bedford for many years.

She is survived by her mother, Wanda LuAllen of Bedford, two children, Brandon W. Lee of Bedford and Jessica Lee of Bloomington, three grandchildren, Emilee (Jonathan) Fleetwood of Bedford and their daughter, Lenny Fleetwood, Richard Amburgey, Jr. of Bedford and Blake Luttrell of Bedford, one sister, Janet Hanners of Bedford, two brothers, Mark Pruett of Bedford and Warren Wagnon of Speedway, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be on Thursday August 11, 2022 at 5:00 Pm with Brother Lyman Taylor, officiating, cremation will follow. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00 PM until service time at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Frank L. Braman, Jr.

April 13, 1931 — Aug. 07, 2022

Frank L. Braman, Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 13, 1931, in Salem, he was the son of Frank Lewis and Frances Irene (Turner) Braman, Sr. He married Jane Mathews May 28, 1961.

Frank graduated from Mitchell High School in 1948 and Franklin College in 1952. He was vice president of the Bank of Mitchell, served on the board of directors, and was owner of Braman Realty.

Frank was Lawrence County Treasurer from 1965-1972, and had served on the Dunn Memorial Hospital Board. He was a member and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., and also a member of the Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. Frank was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and for several years served as treasurer.

From 1952-1956, Frank served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member and past commander of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Braman of Mitchell; sons, William Mathew (Amy) Braman of Seymour and Robert Lewis (Jamie Nicole) Braman of Greenwood; grandchildren, Ian David Braman, Meredith Frances Braman, Emma Grace Braman, and Margaret Marion Braman; and sister Carolyn (Richard) Riefe of Saginaw, Michigan.

His parents and brother, Jack Braman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250.

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

A memorial service will be conducted by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

August 06, 2022

Kyle Danell Hackney

May 06, 1969 — Aug. 03, 2022

Kyle Danell Hackney age 53 of Bedford passed away on Wednesday August 3, 2022 at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital.

She was born in Bedford on May 6, 1969 to LaVerne and Gardell (Perry) Hackney.

She was employed at Jay-C Foods in Bedford and was a BNL High School graduate class of 1987.

Survivors include one son, Derek Hackney of Bedford, one brother, Kent Hackney of Bedford, two half-sisters, Kelly Lane of Columbus and Leanna of North Vernon, one grandchild, Veya Hackney of Bedford, one nephew, Logan Hackney of Bedford, one niece, Kerri Strange of Greenfield, two great nephews, Cash and Owen Robbins, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 11:00 Am at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Monday August 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Maxine Scherschel

Sept. 15, 1929 — Aug. 05, 2022

Maxine Scherschel, 92, of Mitchell, died at 5:08 pm on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born September 15, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John and Florence Mae (Easton) Curren.

Maxine was a 1949 graduate from Shawswick High School. She married William Scherschel on August 10, 1949, and he preceded her in death in 1996. Maxine was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include seven children, Buddy (Kathie) Scherschel of Bedford, Dennis Scherschel of Highland, IL, Karon (Jamie) Werbin of Derby, KS, Sharon (Kenny) Shock of North Manchester, IN, Beth (Mike) Scherschel of Mitchell, Rose Scherschel, and Dianna (Bill) Duncan; twenty grandchildren; twenty- nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Mary) Curren of Converse, IN; and one sister-in-law, Susie Curren of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six siblings, one son Anthony Scherschel, two granddaughters, one great grandson, and a daughter-in-law, Debi Scherschel(Dennis).

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 10th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 9th, at Day & Carter Mortuary. A rosary service will be conducted on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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

Miranda Nicole Houston

Aug. 19, 1998 — July 30, 2022

Miranda Nicole Houston age 29 of Mitchell passed away on Saturday July 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm at her home.

She was born in Bedford on August 19, 1998 to Sondra (Gaddis) Robbins of Orange County and Tony Houston of Bedford.

She is survived by her parents, Sondra (Mike) Robbins, and Tony Houston, three children, Drake Lawler, Lukus Zollman and Joseph Zollman, one sister, Toni Houston, grandparents, Sandy King, Donald Harper and Bertie Gaddis, several cousins.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Lennie J. Dumond

Oct. 24, 1951 — Aug. 05, 2022

Lennie J. Dumond, 70, of Williams passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.

Born on October 24, 1951, he was the son of Raymond and Mary Frances (Tolbert) Dumond.

Lennie worked at Mitchell Feed & Grain, was retired from the Indiana State Highway Department, and farmed. He was a graduate of Mitchell High School Class of 1970 and had attended the Church of Christ. He was on the Cemetery Board at Port Williams Cemetery.

After retiring, Lennie enjoyed getting in his truck and driving to check on the farm and cattle as well as talking with his friends and neighbors.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Lennie is his 4 sisters, Martha Jane Dumond, Mary Dumond, Patricia “Pat” Kidwell, and Susan Dumond; 3 brothers, Randy Dumond, Roger (Cheryl) DuMond and Steve (Beth) Dumond; 2 nephews, Alan DuMond and Jason Cooper; 2 nieces, Nichole (Scott) Schoettmer and Leslie Jackson; great nephew Paul Schoettmer; 2 great nieces, Clair and Kate Schoettmer; 1 aunt, Carolyn Sue Waggoner; and several cousins.

Lennie was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Port Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and from 10:00 AM to the service hour on Monday.

Contributions in memory of Lennie can be made to the Port Williams Cemetery Association.

Pall Bearers will be Scott Schoettmer, Paul Schoettmer, Donnie Miller, Randy Bex, Brian Tolbert, Andy McKnight, Darrell Bade, Darrell Doane, Jason Cooper. Honorary Pall Bearers are Randy Dumond, Roger DuMond, Steve Dumond, and Frankie Dumond.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com

Mildred Louise Barnett

Oct. 02, 1925 — Aug. 05, 2022

Mildred Louise Barnett, 96, of Bedford, died at 5:08 am on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born October 2, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Homer and Mabel (Baker) Cummings. Mildred married Walter Barnett on October 18, 1941, and he preceded her in death on November 7, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty Wagner of Bedford, and Sheila Chase of Bedford; grandchildren, Anne Wagner and her children, Aubrey Mackprang and Charlie Stauffacher, Brandon Chase and his children, Gwennyth (Damian) Fetscher, and Aidan Thompson, Ryan (Brandi) Chase and their children, Owen and Evie Chase, Col and Luke Marion, Lindsay (Heath) Bilskie and their children, Brooks and Amira Bilskie. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Lloyd, Floyd “Jim”, and Bill Cummings.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, August 9th at 1:00 pm, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. No visitation is scheduled.

Lois A. Staggs

Nov. 07, 1942 — Aug. 05, 2022

Lois A. Staggs, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 5:30 am on Friday, August 5, 2022, at her residence.

Born November 7, 1942, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Robert and Lois (Strunk) Stannard. She married Kenneth D. Staggs on September 14, 1957, and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2016.

She was a homemaker and member of the Peerless Pentecostal Church. She loved attending church, sewing, and baking cakes.

Survivors include a daughter, Carmen Burnette and husband, Rusty, of Bedford; three sons, Gregory Staggs and wife, Teresa, of Bedford, Jeff Staggs and wife, Karen, of Springville, and Mike Staggs and wife, Mary, of Bedford; nineteen grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; a brother, Robert Stannard, Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Kentucky; four sisters, Faye Mitchell, of Bedford, Debbie Morron and husband, Phil, of Bedford, Pam Tirey and husband, Bob, of Oolitic, and April Robbins and husband, Gary, of Needmore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three grandsons, Dustin Staggs, Jeremy Burnette, and Randy Pruett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 9th at the Peerless Pentecostal Church with Rev. Bennie Sutherland, Rev. Aaron Swafford, Rev. Justin Burnette, and Rev. Dr. Andy Burnette officiating.

Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, August 9th at the Peerless Pentecostal Church.

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

Charles Lambert Beacher

Dec. 04, 1954 — Aug. 04, 2022

Charles Lambert Beacher, 67, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born December 4, 1954, in Oolitic, he was the son of Charles and Bernice (Holt) Beacher. He married Donna Lucille Hardman July 30, 1976 and she preceded him in death January 22, 2012.

Lambert was an Oolitic High School graduate and retired as a technician at NWSC Crane. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and loved riding his motorcycle, hunting, and fishing. He was worldly in his faith and enjoyed studying all religions.

Surviving are his children, Stormi Lynn (Jeremy) Reynolds of Poland, Indiana and Daniel Charles Beacher of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Mia Valentine Reynolds and Charles Seth Beacher.

His wife and parents preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date. Burial will be at Hamer Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Beth Marie Carrico-Purcell

Aug. 02, 1976 — Aug. 04, 2022

Beth Marie Carrico-Purcell, 46, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born August 2, 1976, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, she was the daughter of James Bruce and Beth (Hensley) Carrico. Beth married Daniel Purcell October 2, 2020.

Beth was a 1994 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She was a member of the Harvest Community Full Gospel Church. Beth managed the Owl’s Nest for twenty years and worked as a teller at Woodforest National Bank. She adored her family and loved being a wife.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Purcell of Mitchell; children, Emily Sue (Cortney Grissom) Carrico of Bedford and Ann Marie (Keygan) Tipton of Bedford; grandson, Jaxson Key; siblings, Patricia Carrico of Bedford; Summer Carrico of Bloomington, and Rhett Carrico of Mitchell; and mother, Beth (Randy) Nicholson of Mitchell.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 8, at the Harvest Community Full Gospel Church with Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Burial will be at Meadows Church of God Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

August 05, 2022

Carolyn Graham Courtney-Hatfield

Nov. 21, 1957 — Aug. 02, 2022

Carolyn Graham Courtney-Hatfield born Nov. 21, 1957 of Oolitic, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her home August 2, 2022.

She was the world’s greatest amateur crappie angler. She had a passion for her plants and flowers as well. Carolyn was a member of the Dive Christian Church of Bedford, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Vivian Tedrow Graham Conrad & step-father, Jackie Conrad.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband, Tim Hatfield (her handsome man). She is the daughter of Ray (Sandy) Graham of Salem, Indiana. Four children, Christina Courtney of New Salisbury, In; Robert (Mistie) Courtney of Mitchell, In; Erin (David) Brummett of Mitchell, In; Ashley Hatfield of Kokomo, In. Six grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Carolyn is also survived by six siblings; Vicki Graham Hinkson (David) Piedmont, SC., Mike Graham Salem, In., Marilyn Graham Long (Glen) Orleans, In., Connie Graham Strange (John) Louisville, Ky., Walter Graham (Doris) Salem, In., Stephanie Graham Coomer (Brian) Salem, In. and lots of nieces and nephews along with a very large extended family and friends.
Carolyn has chosen cremation with no public service.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Laveda Chastain

March 20, 1925 — Aug. 03, 2022

Laveda Chastain, 97, of Williams, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 20, 1925, in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Lester and Stella (Taylor) Bridges. She married John (Chub) Chastain on December 26, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

She had worked at Hook’s Drug Store, Sarkes-Tarzian Inc. and retired from NWSC Crane as an ordinance worker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williams.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Hedge (Robert), of Williams; a son, Doug Chastain (Patty), of Bedford; four grandchildren, Randy Inman, Jason Hedge, John Paul Chastain, and Jessica Chastain; seven great-grandchildren, Alison Rosson, Laken Inman, Jade Inman, Chesney Hedge, Trenten Inman, Jalyn Chastain, and John Wyatt Chastain; two great-great-grandchildren, Mason Axsom and Kinsley Rosson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, August 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Tony Eugene Pemberton

Dec. 07, 1955 — Aug. 04, 2022

Tony Eugene Pemberton age 66 of Bedford passed away on Thursday August 4, 2022 at his home. Thankfully he will no longer be surrounded by the “Bio-Lizards” of dialysis.

He was born on December 7, 1955 to Robert and Bertha (Bunch) Pemberton. He married Kathie Lowery on June 26, 1976 and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2011.

Tony was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert in infancy and Terry, one sister, Marilyn “Bow”, as well as his son, Casey.

He is survived by two sons, Sky and Adam, eight grandchildren, Sabrina, Elijah, Dakota, Arya, Gabriel, Elora, Olivia and Camryn and two sisters, Bobbie and Frankie, also his grand dog, Last Lie Low, with whom he enjoyed barking at the neighbors.

Visitation will be held on Sunday August 7, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Hwy. in Bedford.

Cremation will follow his services.

Cresthaven Funeral home is entrusted with his care.

August 04, 2022

Paul Eugene Allen

June 18, 1949 — Aug. 03, 2022

Paul Eugene Allen, 73, of Oolitic, passed away at 11:03 am on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born June 18, 1949, in Monroe Co., he was the son of Estil and Anna (Smoot) Allen.

He was an explosives handler at NWSC Crane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as a Master Sergeant from the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include four children, Beth Justin (Jon), of Gosport, IN, Roy Dale Allen, of Oolitic, Robert Paul Allen (Ame), of Fayetteville, and Brooke Nicole Stroud, of NC; eight grandchildren, Jett Donald Manning, Clayton Isaac Allen, Connor Robert Allen, Bailee Amelia Allen, Daxton Gene Allen, Eryn BethAnn Allen, Emlyn Denise Barger, and Rosa Marie Barger; a sister, Lois Allen, of Ellettsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, Karena Dawn Allen; two brothers, Tony Ray Allen and Phillip “Spook” Allen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 6th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. A committal will follow in Hanson Cemetery with Gary Henderson and Gary Bolton officiating and where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 5th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, August 6th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

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

Jack A. Silvers

July 04, 1951 — July 31, 2022

Jack A. Silvers, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 12:15 am on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood, IN.

Born July 4, 1951, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Frank Orville and Eva Catherine (Bell) Silvers. He married Marsha L. Horner on July 21, 1973, and she survives.

He was a stone breaker and quarry worker in Lawrence and Monroe Counties. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha, of Bedford; three sons, Timothy A. Silvers (Melissa), of Bloomington, Bradly D. Silvers (Lana), and Jeffrey A. Silvers (Danielle), all of Bedford; two grandchildren, Savannah Silvers and Chloe Ray; two sisters, Linda Burrows and Edna Padgett; a brother, Bill Silvers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Silvers; two sisters, Rose Kimmel and Elizabeth.

Private services are planned.

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

August 03, 2022

Wayne Kidd

July 28, 1955 — Aug. 01, 2022

Wayne Kidd of Bedford Indiana went home to be with the Lord peacefully at his residence on August 1st, 2022.

He was born in Wayne County Kentucky July 28th, 1955, to his loving parents Hulen D. Kidd and Myra Estelle (Morrow) Kidd Rush. His wife of 32 years, Tammy (Stone) Kidd, survives him.

He retired from the Lawrence County Highway Department after 22 years of service. He attended Crane Village Church.

Survivors include five sons, Tyler (Megan) of Bedford, Jordan (Nicole) of Orleans, Eric (Ally) of Bedford, Zachary Wayne (Becky) of Bedford, and Codie of Bedford, and seven grandchildren, Peyton, Kelsey, Abby, Kaylee, Isabella, Rachael, and Timothy Wayne. Siblings Tim Kidd, Linda K. Simpson, Carolyn Ice, Abby Eggers, and Melissa Phillips also survive.

Loving family members Hulen D Kidd, Sherman Phillips, Ed Phillips, and birth mother Lena Phillips have preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

Tom Caraway

July 01, 1944 — Aug. 01, 2022

Tom Caraway, 78, of Bedford, passed away August 1, 2022, at ST. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born July 1, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Othel and Phyllis (Brown) Caraway. He married Dora Basinger on August 26, 1967, and she preceded him in death November 24, 2006.

Tom worked for Carpenter Body Works, Kings Automotive and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Tom is survived by two brothers, Greg (Beverly) Caraway and Vincent (Sue) Caraway; sister, Mary Swayze; along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Mary Lee Lux

Aug. 02, 1941 — Aug. 01, 2022

Mary Lee Lux, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 3:36 pm on Monday, August 1, 2022, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 2, 1941, in Memphis, TN, she was the daughter of Clifford Gray Clark and Geneva Christine Taylor. She married Daniel Lux on May 17, 1974, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and member of the Hillside Church of Christ in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Daniel, of Bedford; a daughter, Rachel “Damaris” Barker and husband, William, of Valparaiso; two sons, Joshua “Daniel” Lux, of Bedford and Stephen “Andrew” Lux, of Evansville; a brother, James William Clark, of Tallahassee, FL; five nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbara Anne Clark and a brother, John Clark.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 8th at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg with Bros. Tim Watts and Mackie Bounds officiating.

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

Timothy J. Arvin

Oct. 29, 1952 — July 31, 2022

Timothy J. Arvin, 69, of Bedford, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022, at his home.

He was born October 29, 1952, in Washington, Indiana to the late Joseph and Marie (Craney) Arvin. Tim married Martha “Marti” Wade on May 27, 1978, and she survives.

Tim was an Army National Guard veteran and served his country for six years during the Vietnam era. He retired from General Motors as a Tool and Die maker after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the St. Vincent Catholic Church in Bedford, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 33, Bedford Boat Club and United Auto Workers Union 440. Tim enjoyed antique tractor shows, especially the White River Valley Antique Show. He also liked to work on cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marie Arvin; father-in-law, Paul Wade.

Tim is survived by his wife, Marti Arvin of Bedford; sons, Matthew (Lindsay Schwartz) Arvin of Bear Creek, North Carolina, Benjamin Arvin (fiancée, Mandi Gillespie) of Bloomington and Paul (Christina) Arvin of Greencastle; twin grandchildren, Emmett and Charlotte Arvin; siblings, Sandy (Jim) Little, Marsha (Ron) Chandler, Mary Jo (Marlin Littleton) O’Brian and Mark Arvin (girlfriend, Sylvia Greene); uncle, Dale Arvin; aunts, Carolyn Arvin, Deanie Trowbridge and Bernadette Abel; mother-in-law, Aggie Wade.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee, officiated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Barr Township.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 4:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com

August 02, 2022

Martha Ann (Fox) Krenke Allen

July 14, 1958 — July 30, 2022

Martha Ann (Fox) Krenke Allen, 64, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 at her residence.

Born July 14, 1958, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles “Tom” and Margaret (Taylor) Fox.

Martha was a Mitchell High School graduate. She worked as a manager at Snow’s Drive-In for many years. Martha was a former member of the Bedford Fraternal Order of Eagles 654. She enjoyed country music and dreamed of moving to Nashville, Tennessee, which she loved visiting.

Surviving are her children, Jeffrey (Miranda) Salyer of Orleans, Brooke (Nick Nolan) Salyer of Orleans, and Annie (Jason Todd) Pridemore of Orleans; grandchildren, Magan, Allison, Charlie, Dryver, Wynter, Ryver, Madison, Lilly Emma, and Maverick; mother, Margaret (Taylor) Grace of Mitchell; and her faithful dog, Willy Nelson Allen.

Her father and husbands, Russell “Rusty” Krenke and Charles “Duane” Allen, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.

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

Stacy Renee Wright

April 10, 1978 — July 28, 2022

Stacy Renee Wright, 44, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Born April 10, 1978, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Dr. Ross S. and Barbara (Hildreth) Wright.

Stacy enjoyed hiking, refinishing furniture, being outdoors and her dog, Journey.

Surviving are her parents, a sister, Erin Wright Wallace, two brothers, David Wright and wife, Rebecca, Bryan Wright and wife Ginger, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm, Friday, August 5, 2022, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the mortuary. Memorial contributions in memory of Stacy can be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

August 01, 2022

Blane Davidson

May 22, 1941 — July 29, 2022

Blane Davidson, 81, Bedford, passed away as a result of an accident Friday 29 July 2022.

He was born May 22, 1941, in Hazard KY to Oscar and Ciller McQueen Davidson. His wife of 55 years, Sharon Carter Davidson survives him.

He retired as a Millwright welder journeyman for General Motors Bedford Plant.

His greatest joys in life were his kids, grandkids, great grandkids, playing cards and fishing.

Survivors include four daughters, Jenny Davidson & Mike Baker of Charleston, South Carolina, Julie Davidson Slone of Bedford, Jamie Davidson & Mike Tomey of Bedford and Jannessa Davidson & Brandie Herring of Bethel Island, California; 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 3 sisters Sylvia Davidson & Les England of Medora, Dessie Davidson & Ronnie Byarlay of Medora and Pamela Davidson & Steve Blair of Medora; 2 brothers Dallas Davidson of Sparksville Clarence & Marsha Davidson of Hayden, lifelong friend/brother (these two…they had some really good times) Jack and LeeAnn Speer of Las Vegas, Nevada and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Sister Edith Davidson Hill; Sister in-law Priscilla Davidson; Nephew Ervin Glen Byaraly; Great Nephew Landon Ivan Singer, Mother and father in-law Verle and Wayne Trogdon.

Celebration of life will be Wednesday August 3rd, from 4-7PM at the Medora Christian Church, 76 S George St, Medora, IN 47260. Refreshments will be served and in lieu of flowers, please plant a tree as that is what Blane would have wanted, seeing as though he was so close to nature and loved working with wood.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Merilyn Jo Eckert

March 15, 1937 — July 25, 2022

Merilyn Jo Eckert, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 15, 1937, in South Bend, Indiana, she was the daughter of Paul and Helen (Rajski) Hold. She married Albert Eckert and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and believer in Christ. Merilyn loved animals, gardening, dancing, music and taking care of those in need.

Surviving are three daughters, Lana Eckert and fiancé Victor Richart of Granger, IN, Heidi Frantom of Hannibal, Missouri, Tami Eckert of Bedford, three sons, Brian Eckert (Theresa) New Carlisle, IN, Addam Eckert (Kimberly) of Springville, IN and Joshua Eckert of New Carlisle, IN, a sister, Mandy Manges of Sun City, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Scott Eckert and Craig Eckert and a brother, Richard Hold.

No services are scheduled.

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