Obituaries

Obituaries — August 2016

August 28, 2016

Robert ‘Bob’ Allen

June 22, 1948 — Aug. 26, 2016

Robert “Bob” Allen, 68, of Bedford, died at 3:35 pm on Friday, August 26, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones, after a short battle with cancer.

Born June 22, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Harold Allen Sr. and Madeline (George) Allen. He married Valeriya J. Skibina-Allen, and she survives. He retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington and attended the 39th Street Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Valeriya, of Bedford; two daughters, Kelly R. Keith of Bedford and Kammy M. Allen-Dalton and husband Christopher; three grandchildren, Chelsea Pace of Mitchell, Chad Pace of Bedford and Tyler Allen of Bedford; one sister, Wanda Hostetter and husband Gary of Bedford; and one brother, Darrell Allen of Pendleton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Larry, William, Harold Jr. and Johnny Allen; and one sister, Connie Parkes.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 29, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Sheldon Slone

Sheldon Slone, 68, of Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Virginia Sue Brown

Virginia Sue (Wilcoxen) Brown, 79, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

August 27, 2016

Jeffrey Kirkman

Memorial services for Jeffrey Scott Kirkman, 60, of Bedford, who died Aug. 2, are from 1-5 p.m. today at the FOP building at Murray Forest Park in Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 25, 2016

Carol L. (Fish)Scherschel

Carol L. (Fish) Scherschel, 71, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Karen Marie (Minor) Hommelson

Karen Marie (Minor) Hommelson, 66, of Mitchell, died Aug. 18. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.

August 24, 2016

Bradley George Duncan

June 17, 1927 — Aug. 22, 2016

Bradley George Duncan, 89, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 17, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Harvey and Mary (Madison) Duncan. He was married to Georgia Maxine Shirley and she preceded him in death March 6, 1982.

He was owner of Bradley Duncan Construction for 56 years and a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Survivors include his children, Charles Leroy Duncan of Mitchell, Rita Gayle Gilstrap of Port Orange, Florida, Mark Alan Duncan of Mitchell and Jennifer Jackson Duncan of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; children, Bradley Eugene Duncan, Monte Lee Duncan, Sheila Faye Gilstrap, and Clifford Wayne Duncan; and siblings, Albert Duncan, Harry Duncan, Todd Duncan, Charles Duncan, Lucille Torrence, Louise Gilbert, Marie Scott, Charlene Miller, Virginia Elrod, Edith Tincher, and infant Georgia Duncan preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Haverly Funeral Chapel.

Thomas F. ‘T.O.’ O’Rourke

Dec. 16, 1925 — Aug. 21, 2016

Thomas F. O’Rourke “T.O.,” of Petersburg, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, while surrounded by family. He was born on Dec. 16, 1925, to the late Thomas F. O’Rourke Sr. and Grace Pearl Robling O’Rourke. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1943. He served in WWII in the 20th Army Air Force and was stationed in Guam as an airplane mechanic. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Anna V Sims O’Rourke, who preceded him in death. They were happily married for 53 years. Also preceding him in death was a brother Ben Runyan and sister Colleen O’Rourke Church.

He served as the Petersburg mayor for 20 years. He was a Mason, Shriner and Championship Little League coach for the “red and white team.” He was a member of the Petersburg United Methodist Church. He was a carpenter who built many homes in Petersburg and also worked as a real estate agent, insurance agent and owned Budget Mini Storage. His hobbies included fishing, watching races, restoring juke boxes, traveling and anything Anna V wanted to do.

Thomas is survived by his sons, Timothy (Trisha) O’Rourke of Bedford and Robert (Carole) O’Rourke of Petersburg; grandchildren, Dr. Shanna (Chris) Bowman of Indianapolis, Kyla (Eric) Kaltenbach of Denver, CO, Shawn (Laura) O’Rourke and Kelsey (Barry) Strong of Petersburg; great-grandchildren, Nora and Foster Bowman, Eleanor Kaltenbach, Nolan and Alton O’Rourke and Aurora and Alistair Strong.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Visitation will also be held Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the service. The service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the funeral home with burial following at Walnut Hills Cemetery. Pastor Paul Newton will be officiating.

Jeffrey Kirkman

Memorial services for Jeffrey Scott Kirkman, 60, of Bedford, who died Aug. 2, will be 1-5 p.m. Friday at the FOP building at Murray Forest Park in Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 23, 2016

Willard Herschel Jeffries

June 29, 1931 — Aug. 21, 2016

Willard Herschel Jeffries, 85, of Bedford, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 29, 1931 in Oolitic, he was the son of Bertie Alice (Owen) and Harvey Glen Jeffries. He graduated from Oolitic High School with the class of 1950 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on April 27, 1951. He served in the Korean War from Scott AFB, IL and was discharged with honors on April 26, 1955. He married Kathleen Adams of Ramsey, IL on Feb. 22, 1955, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2014, four months before their 60th wedding anniversary. They lived most of their married life in Bedford, but also lived in Ranchester, WY.

Willard Herschel worked briefly at RCA and the U.S. Postal Service before an electronics career in civil service at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane, IN. He enjoyed reading, movies, treasure hunting, radio and electronics, and spending time with his family. He attended Southland Church of Christ where he served as an elder and Bible teacher.

He is survived by three children, Willard Calvin Jeffries of Trier, Germany, Diana Daggy of Mitchell, IN, and Karen Espenant of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Nikolas Jeffries, Vanessa Jeffries, Nathaniel and Amber Jeffries, Tristan Jeffries, Arthur and Sarah Helton, Mary Kathleen and Danny Curtis, Patrick Brown, Billy and Daniel Daggy, as well as great-grandchildren, Draezen Helton, Kristopher, Lucas, Sean and Ronin Jeffries, Adain Jeffries and one sister, Edna Irene Piper and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kathleen, two brothers, Harvey Price and Clifford Loren Jeffries.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friend may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Shirley J. (Parker) Waggoner

Oct 9, 1941 — Aug. 21, 2016

Shirley J. Waggoner, 74, of Springville, died at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 9, 1941, in Henryville, IN, she was the daughter of Evett T. and Julia K. (Meadows) Parker. She was a dietary manager at Westview Manor for 41 years. She married Carl Waggoner on Sept. 19, 1958. Carl had seen a picture of Shirley on a flyer at the general store for a beauty pageant. He went to her home, knocked on the door, and the rest is history. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a very unselfish person who looked forward to their annual camping trips to Lincoln State Park and Holiday World.

Survivors include her husband, Carl, of Springville; son, Terry Waggoner and Shawn, daughter, Carla Payton, son, Chris Waggoner and Jami, all of Springville; nine grandchildren, Bryon Waggoner, Evett Waggoner, Andrew Waggoner, Aaron Waggoner, Tevin Payton, Shelby England, Kali Payton, Randa Payton and Gracie Waggoner; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Bernard Parker of Springville; three sisters, Verla Skinner of Bedford, Wilma Swango and Brenda Flynn, both of Springville. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ervin Parker and a granddaughter, Tera Waggoner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Michael Kent Parker

Sept. 17, 1954 — Aug. 20, 2016

Michael K. Parker, 61, of Springville passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at 8:35 a.m. at his residence. He was born in Lawrence County on Sept. 17, 1954, to Ervin Parker and Anna (Glasgow) Parker. He attended Springville and Oolitic schools. Michael was disabled. He previously worked at Sipes Auto Body & Glass in Bedford, and he owned and operated Parker Body Works in Springville.

Michael married Karen (Trowbridge) Parker on June 17, 2012, in Bedford and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Parker; children, Michael (Charity) Parker, Larry (Lori) Parker, Dustin (Robin) Parker and Micah (Wade) Pulliam: step-children, Sarah Martin, Angel Taylor and Jeremy Trowbridge; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his mother, Anna Parker; sisters, Kathy (David) Mowry, Tina (Don) Bex and Annette “Cheryl” (Brent) Maudlin.

Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Parker; father, Ervin Parker; grandparents, Everett and Julia Parker; grandfather, Joe Glasgow; daughter, Candy Parker in infancy and granddaughter, Maggie Compton.

Memorial service will be on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bride of Christ Fellowship on Washington Avenue in Bedford, with Bro. John Turpin officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ashley Marie Hughes

Dec. 30, 1994 — Aug. 19, 2016

Ashley Marie Hughes, 21, of Bloomington, died at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at her residence.

Born Dec. 30, 1994, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Bryan Hughes and Teresa Roberts. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the class of 2013, and was currently attending Indiana University.

Survivors include her mother, Teresa Roberts of Mitchell; her father, Bryan Hughes of Bedford; two sisters, Ariel Popa of Fort Campbell, KY, and Haley May, of Bedford; grandmother, Marilou Craig of Bedford; grandmother, Merle Hughes; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her fiancé, Parker Curtis; her grandfathers, Lowell Roberts, Kenneth Joe Craig, Thomas Hughes, and Walter Cook; her grandmother, Lena Cook; great-grandmother, Josephine Hughes; great-grandfather Cecil Hughes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Bradley Duncan

Bradley George Duncan, 89, of Mitchell, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel.

August 22, 2016

Carol L. Scherschel

Jan. 30, 1945 — Aug. 19, 2016

Carol L. Scherschel, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Friday at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.

Born Jan. 30, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Donald Fish. She married Kenneth D. Scherschel on June 8, 1963, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2000.

Carol retired from Bloomington Hospital after 28 years and was a NLCS bus driver for 42 years. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Michele Cox and husband Troy, Jackie Mowry and husband Robbie, and Kristie Scherschel, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Landon Mowry and his wife Alisha of Fishers, IN, Justin Snyder of Bedford, Tucker Cox and fiancé Macall Twaddle of Kansas City, MO, Mallarie Moore and significant other, Derek Meadows, Meredith Moore, Kendale Hall and Shane Hall, all of Bedford; one great-granddaughter, Myla Meadows. She was preceded by her father, Donald; her husband, Kenneth; her in-laws, Roy and Peggy Scherschel; nephews Jeff Scherschel and Bryan Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ashley Hughes

Ashley M. Hughes, 21, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.

Willard Jeffries

Willard Jeffries, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Shirley Waggoner

Shirley J. Waggoner, 74, of Springville, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 21, 2016

Darren Michael Spaulding

March 21, 1969 — Aug. 18, 2016

Darren Michael Spaulding, 47, of Bedford, passed away at IU Health Bedford Hospital on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Born March 21, 1969, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jan David Spaulding and Donna Rae (Carmichael) Spaulding. He was an optician at Eyeconic in Bedford and was a member of the Stonegate Faith Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Peyton Bailey Spaulding, of Oklahoma; his mother, Donna of Ft. Worth, Texas; father and stepmother, Jan and Martie Spaulding of Bedford; sister, Leah Lee and husband, Bryan, of Keller, Texas; brother, Bryce Spaulding and wife, Anna, of Ft. Worth, Texas; two stepsisters, Autumn Bailey and husband, Kevin, and Mandy Ward and husband, Chris, all of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Rhydon Lee, Mary Kate and Hailey Balmer, Walker and Waverly Ward, Addyson, Kade and Kole Bailey; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the Stonegate Faith Center at 130 ‘M’ Street in Bedford with Pastor Tim Voorhies officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a trust fund through Chase Bank for Peyton Spaulding.

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

Carol L. Scherschel

Carol L. Scherschel, 71, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 20, 2016

James Roger Patton

Jan. 5, 1946 — Aug. 17, 2016

James Roger Patton, 70, of Bedford, died at 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at I.U. Health Bloomington.

Born Jan. 5, 1946, in Orange County, he was the son of James N. Patton and Elzora (Piatt) Brown. He married Donna Smallwood on June 8, 1985, and she survives.

He retired as a tool and die maker for General Motors after 30 years.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the Air Force.

He was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Bedford; his mother, Elzora Brown of Brownstown; three daughters, Cindy M. Augspurg of Medora, Julie Benton of Norman and Christina White of Bedford; five grandchildren, Annette Slate, Austin Benton, Blake Benton, Brandon White and Jasmine White; three sisters, Linda Greenwell and husband Victor of Spencer, Kay Phillips and husband Joe of Brownstown and Teri Wheeler of Missouri; five brothers, Michael Patton and wife Nancy of Bloomington, Steve Patton and wife Tami of Illinois, Ken Patton and wife Sherrie of Virginia, Kevin Patton and wife Mary of Medora and Daniel Patton and wife Lisa of Lafayette; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Patton of Brownstown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Phil Patton.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Michael Lee Patton officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 pm until the service on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Gillen PostNo. 33 American Legion or the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.

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

August 19, 2016

Darren M. Spaulding

Darren M. Spaulding, 47, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 18, 2016

Sarah L. (Caracciolo) Webb

Feb. 9, 1921 — Aug. 16, 2016

Sarah L. (Caracciolo) Webb, 95, of Bedford, passed away at 4:44 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Sullivan Community Hospital in Sullivan.

Born Feb. 9, 1921, in Old Forge, Pa., she was the daughter of Matteo and Mary (Alviani) Caracciolo. She married Chester C. Webb and he preceded her in death in December 2006.

She retired after 25 years as a nurse’s aide at Mitchell Manor.

She attended Cornerstone Worship Center and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary during World War II.

Survivors include a son, Larry Webb and wife Georgetta of Bloomfield; three daughters, Mary Trask and husband Marty of Ellettsville, Susan Otis and husband Roger of McAlester, Okla., and Elizabeth Prine of Camby; nine grandchildren, Stacey Painter (Ron), Larry Webb Jr., Jason Collins, Joseph Collins (Sherie), Eric Pyle (Allison), Lesly Pyle, April McArtor, Matthew McArtor, and J Winstead; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, two sons (who died at birth); a brother, Larry Caracciolo; a sister, Josephine Waggoner; and a grandson, Ryan J. Webb.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

George R. Lively

Jan. 7, 1929 — Aug. 17, 2016

George R. Lively, age 87, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2016 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle, Indiana with his loving wife and daughters at his bedside.

George was born on Jan. 7, 1929, in Heltonville, the son of C. Olin and Dorothy (Whitted) Lively.

George was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps as a radio repairman from 1946 to 1947. After his time in the military, he worked for Bill’s Hi-Q-Lo-P in Bedford. He then worked at Crane until his retirement in 1988.

George was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton and was active in the Greene County Coin Club for many years. In addition to being an avid coin collector, George collected many other things, including license plates, rocks, key chains, and toy Volkswagens.

He loved tinkering in his workshop, putting out a garden every spring, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with his family.

On April 3, 1976, he married Joyce (Dennis) Ball and she survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Brenda Shirley of Bedford and Terri (Mike) Jones of Columbus; two stepsons, Steve (Jacinda) Ball of Greencastle and Jim (Diana) Ball of Geneseo, Ill. Other suvivors include six grandchildren; David Luttrell, Sherry (Underwood) Crane, Tonya (Greg) Underwood-Cook, Trent Fleener, Alan (Carrie) Ball, Jarod (Michelle) Ball; and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred Lively; and two sisters, Marylou Hendricks and Alice Keller.

Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 with Pastor John Winders officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 19 from 4-8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Asbury Towers in Greencastle or Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton.

Barbara J. Poole

Barbara Jean (Starr) Poole, 80, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Knott Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

James R. Patton

James Roger Patton, 70, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 17, 2016

Mary L. (Parsley) Girdley

April 9, 1925 — Aug. 16, 2016

Mary L. Girdley, 91, of Owensburg, died at 6:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 9, 1925, in Greene County, she was the daughter of John C. and Nina C. (Mitchell) Parsley. She married Frank E. Girdley on Aug. 31, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1997.

She worked for RCA in Bloomington and later for NWSC Crane.

She was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Marsha Girdley of Owensburg, Rita Key and husband Marshall of Bedford and Sherri Bartlett and husband Jerry of Heltonville; 13 grandchildren, Ian U. Girdley and Uriah C. Girdley, both of Owensburg, Marcy Starr and husband Mark and Caleb Key and wife Karyn, all of Bedford, Jon Key and wife Jennifer of Solsberry, Keesha Presser and husband Chuck, Lucus Bartlett and wife Mickey and Hannah Hudson and husband Chris, all of Bedford, Amy Kines and husband Brian of Owensburg, Brian Caswell and wife Deanna of Springville, Travis Caswell and wife Jennifer of Owensburg, Caitlyn Bohall and husband Nathan of Bloomington and Justin Caswell and wife Jakki of Springville; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and a son-in-law, Dale Caswell of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Brenda Girdley and Tammi Caswell; a son, Mark Girdley (in infancy); two brothers, Lloyd and Leo Parsley; and three sisters, Coy Hatfield, Izota Fields and Berniece Baker.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with her nephews, Clovis and Dennis Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Shirley (Houpt) Henderson

Aug. 17, 1933 — Aug. 16, 2016

Shirley Henderson, 82, of Clarksville, formerly of Bedford, died at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.

Born Aug. 17, 1933, in Avoca, she was the daughter of William L. and Betty Doll (Lamb) Houpt. She married John “Jack” Henderson on June 29, 1957, and he survives.

She was a bookkeeper for Combs Distributing in Bedford.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Bedford Women’s Dept. Club and Tri Kappa Sorority.

Surviving with the husband are a son, John Henderson and wife Rebekah of Brownsburg; two daughters, Sara Kelley and husband Rick of Jeffersonville and Jane Rubietta and husband Rich, of Park Ridge, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ruthie Hall and husband Matt, Zak Rubietta, Collin Hayes and wife Kristyn, Heather Henderson and fiancé Alex Moyer, and Josh Rubietta; and two great-grandchildren, Abby and Esther Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William “Bud” Houpt.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug.19 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday, Aug. 19 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sarah L. (Caracciolo) Webb

Sarah L. (Caracciolo) Webb, 95, of Sullivan, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 16, 2016

Chris Alan Manning

Sept. 16, 1967 — Aug. 14, 2016

Chris Alan Manning, 48, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 14, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 16, 1967, in Bedford, he was the son of Ernest Gene and Gloria Gail (Nickless) Manning. He married Kimberly Brooke White June 5, 2004.

Chris was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a member of the Order of the Moose Lodge No. 689. He was an avid racing and baseball fan, and loved watching his kids play ball.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Brooke Manning of Mitchell; children, Jordan (Angel) Manning of Avoca, Austin (Jaylen) Manning of Avoca, Clayton Manning of Mitchell, Kamdyn Manning of Mitchell, Kalyn White of Mitchell; mother and stepfather, Gail and Gary Fish of Oolitic; stepmother, Terry Manning of Bedford; granddaughter, Hadley Rose Manning; siblings, Roger (Jody) Manning of Oolitic, Pam (Rick) Canada of Oolitic, Kelly (Tim) Knight of Lewisburg, Ky., Stormy (Robert) Prince of Bedford, Freddie (Mary) Padgett of Loogootee, Mike (Lori) Fish of Bedford, Joe (Cindy) Fish of Avoca, Debra (Donald) White of Mitchell, Jason (Angie) Fish of Bloomington and Jake (Kelly) Fish of Georgetown; grandmother, Barbara Fish of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

His father, Ernest Gene Manning; and grandparents, Ruth and Herschel Nickless, and Robert and Margaret Manning, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.17 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Phillip Andrew Tolliver

Sept. 7, 1949 — Aug.12, 2016

Phillip Andrew Tolliver, 66, of Springville, died at 7:51 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at his residence.

Born Sept. 7, 1949, in Lansing, Mich., he was the son of Wayne and Edith Helen (Stines) Tolliver. He married Rebecca McGlothlin on March 9, 1968, and she survives.

He worked at RCA in Bloomington for 27 years. He worked as an assembler at Cook, Inc. at the Ellettsville-West plant for 20 years.

He attended the Harrodsburg Assembly of God.

Phil was a dedicated and loving father and grandfather. He loved playing horse shoes, card games, playing the lottery, and gospel music. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca of Springville; his parents, Wayne and Edith Tolliver of Bedford; a son, Phillip Tolliver Jr. and wife Whitney of Bedford; a daughter, Penny Lawton and husband Mike of Rio Rancho, N.M.; three grandchildren, Chad Lawton, Andrea Tolliver and Logan Tolliver; a great-grandchild, Addaleigh Rose Tolliver; three brothers, Larry Tolliver and wife Carol of Harrodsburg, Dustin Tolliver and wife Mary and Douglas Tolliver and wife Susan all of Bedford; two sisters, Linda Martin and husband Larry of Bedford and Pamela Ritter and husband Steve of Brownstown.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Winters officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.17 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

August 15, 2016

Nancy S. (Branson) Craig

April 5, 1933 — Aug. 13, 2016

Nancy S. Craig, 83, of Bedford, died at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 5, 1933, in Elkhart, she was the daughter of Volney and Martha (Nield) Branson. She married Melvin Craig on Sept. 7, 1957 and he survives.

Nancy was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1951. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford for over 50 years; where she was a Sunday School Secretary, teacher and a Deaconess. She was also a member of the Quarry Quilters.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin; two daughters, Lisa Gillespie and husband Dennis of Bedford and Kathy Webb of Bedford; four grandchildren, Jason Webb, Kayla Webb-Lewis and husband Tyler, Kevin Gillespie and Sam Gillespie; and one great-grandchild, Reed Wayne Thomas Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Branson; and a son-in-law, Tommy Webb.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.16 at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church.

The family ask that memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Phillip Tolliver

Phillip Tolliver, 66, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Barbara Jean (Starr) Poole

Barbara Jean (Starr) Poole, 80, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

August 14, 2016

William Lee Ingle

Feb. 20, 1941 — Aug. 11, 2016

William “Bill” Lee Ingle passed away peacefully at his home on August 11, 2016.

He was born to Clifford C. Ingle and Virginia M. (Taylor) Ingle on February 20, 1941, in Bedford, Indiana. He grew up attending Bedford Free Methodist Church and graduated from Bedford High School. He worked many jobs while earning his way through Indiana State University, where he met his wife, Carole. Bill earned a Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s Specialty in Industrial Technology. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. His first teaching position in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made him a lifelong Packers fan.

Bill taught school for 30 years, six of those at Needmore in Bedford. He retired from MCCSC, where he spent the majority of his career at Bloomington High School North, then Batchelor Middle School. When Reduced in Force in the mid-80s, Bill worked in insurance and the construction trades. He was happy to be recalled to teaching in 1997.

Bill loved teaching and was proud to be a career-long member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, always advocating for teachers in the classroom. He enjoyed frequently running into students who told him about work they were now doing because they found their niche in his industrial arts classes. He never forgot a face or a name, and he never met a stranger.

The family garage was his woodshop where, for many years, he built furniture for his home, created gifts for family and friends or created one-of-a-kind dorm room bookcases and cabinets that will be long cherished by his family. He also enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.

While Bill and his wife, Carole, have no grandchildren, they “adopted” Ethan Barnes, who they babysat from infancy to kindergarten. There is nothing that made “Papa Bill” happier than seeing Ethan walk through the front door.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Carl Eugene (Gene) Ingle of San Diego, CA.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carole J. (Nelson) Ingle; daughter, Cathleen Weber (John) of Bloomington, IN; son, William (Andy) Ingle of Bedford; sister, Elaine (Ingle) Roberts (Joseph) of Nicholasville, KY; nieces, Lisa Lopez of Lexington, KY, and Carla Ingle-Lelli of San Diego, CA; and nephews, Kevin Roberts of Las Vegas, NV, and Tim Ingle of Monticello, MN; and several cousins.

The family would like to thank Case Manger Shayna Pena and Hoosier Uplands as well as IU Health Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to Hoosier Uplands Special Aging Fund at 500 W. Main St., Mitchell, IN 47446, or to the Bloomington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) at P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

Friends may call on Monday, August 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the same location. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Adrienne E. Savage

Nov. 3, 1928 — Aug. 4, 2016

Adrienne E. Hitchcock Savage, 87, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Columbus, died peacefully on Aug. 4, 2016, in Greensboro after a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Adrienne was born on Nov. 3, 1928, in Bedford, and was the daughter of the late Ben and Edith Hitchcock. She married Orville M. Savage on April 26, 1952, in Bedford. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1985.

Adrienne was a 1951 graduate of the IU Kelley School of Business, where she was a member of the Sigma Kappa social sorority. She was a career woman, working for Cummins Inc. for nearly 40 years, and she was named its first female Vice President in 1976. She was active with many IU organizations, including the Indiana University Alumni Association (“IUAA”), and was its President in 1994-1995. She received the Gertrude Rich Award from IU in 1998 and is a member of the Indiana University President’s Circle. She held other positions with IU, including on the IUAA corporate Board of Managers and the Executive Council; IUPUC Board of Advisors; the Woodburn Guild; and the Kelley School of Business Alumni Board. She also was a member of the IU Varsity Club Hoosier Hundred.

Adrienne was active in several organizations in Columbus, including the Presbyterian Foundation Board, United Way, the Retirement Foundation of Bartholomew County, Foundation for Youth, Zonta International and the Columbus Regional Health Foundation.

For her lifetime of professional and personal achievement, Adrienne was named the Woman of the Year by The Republic (Columbus) in 1986. She was appointed the first Chairman of the Indiana Commission on Vocational and Technical Education by Gov. Frank O’Bannon and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1997 by Gov. O’Bannon.

She is survived by her two children, Craig Savage of Durham, N.C., and Leigh Ann Figg of High Point, N.C.; three granddaughters, Cameron Savage Ammann and husband Ryan of Winston-Salem, N.C., Evangeline Figg Selimovic and husband Nazif of Carmel and Margaret Savage of Philadelphia, PA; and one great-granddaughter, Hayden Ammann. She is also survived by two nieces, Denise Redman of Lusk, WY, and Jane Chastain of Bedford; and two nephews, Chris Chastain of Bedford and Patrick Chastain of Bloomington.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her only sister, Ann Chastain, on Dec. 29, 1973.

A memorial service for Adrienne was held in Columbus on Aug. 13 at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Felipe Martinez officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana University Foundation, Showalter House, 1500 N. Ind. 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN 47408 (iufoundation.iu.edu); The Presbyterian Foundation of Columbus, 512 Seventh St., Columbus, IN 47201 (fpccolumbus.org/foundation); or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (alz.org/donate).

Nancy Craig

Nancy Craig, 83, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 13, 2016

Letta Mae (White) Purdy

May 13, 1932 — Aug. 11, 2016

Letta Mae (White) Purdy, 84, of Heltonville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Indiana University Health, Bloomington.

Born May 13, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Irene (Murphy) White. She married William “Don” Purdy on June 24, 1950, in Bedford, and he survives.

Letta was a graduate from Heltonville High School, Class of 1950. She retired from North Lawrence Community Schools, where she had worked as a librarian at Bedford North Lawrence High School and Heltonville School.

She was a member of Heltonville Baptist Church.

Surviving are husband, William “Don” Purdy; one daughter, Teresa Davis; two sons, Terry (Sharon) Purdy and Tony (Anita) Purdy; seven grandchildren, Julie (Jim) Lindsey, Michael Davis, Jennifer (Cody) Turpin, Matthew Davis, Troy (Shannon) Purdy, Brent Purdy, and Ryan Purdy; four great-grandchildren, Lexi Lindsey and Brenston Turpin and Eden and Oliver Purdy; three brothers, Darrell White, Dale (Dawn) White and Kenneth White; one sister, Brenda (Gary) McDonald; a sister-in-law Vivian McKee; a brother-in-law, Robert Purdy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Trella Purdy, in infancy; a sister, Wilma Wright; and two sisters-in-law, Patty White and Phyllis White.

Funeral service will be on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday, from 1-5 p.m., at the funeral home.

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

William Lee Ingle

William Lee Ingle, 75, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

August 12, 2016

Oneta A. (Todd) Smith

Aug. 17, 1930 — Aug. 10, 2016

Oneta A. (Todd) Smith, 85, Heltonville, died Wednesday evening at White River Lodge.

She was born Aug. 17, 1930, in Lawrence County, to Logan and Izola (Hawkins) Todd. On Dec. 27, 1949, she married Gerald E. Smith.

In her working days, she worked at Hospitality House and was a homemaker.

She is survived by sons, Dwight (Mary Beth) Smith, Wendell Dean (Gina) Smith and Tony M. (Dorene) Smith, all of Heltonville; daughter-in-law, Anita Smith Todd of Heltonville; brothers, [twin] Otis (JoAnn) Todd of Nashville, Wayne (Cheryl) Todd of Ellettsville, and Elmer (Sue) Todd and Alferd (Phylis) Todd of Springville; sister, Sharon Arthur of Sanders; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Todd of Heltonville; grandchildren, Amy Luene Brink and Holly (Mathew) Powell, both of Columbus, Anna (Samuel) Shepard of Ohio, Theresa (Toby) Moore, Tanya (Josh) Wagner, Laura Skeen and David (Anna) Rife, all of Bedford, and Recina (Brockie) Smallwood, Denise Gratzer, Sharron (Jason) Henson, Jamie (Brady) Stogdill, Jeff Rife, Sara Smith and Logan Smith (the baby boy that she always made apple pies for), all of Heltonville, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Smith; sons, Richard and Roger Smith; brothers, Dean, Hanford, Oval, Gerald and Marion Todd; and sisters, Kay Todd, Fern Axsom, Genieva Kinser and Irene Smiley.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until service time at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow at Meadows Church of God Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Pleasant Run Park in lieu of flowers.

Mary Ellen (New) Smoot

April 13, 1933 — Aug. 10, 2016

Mary Ellen New Smoot, 83, of Oolitic, died at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at her residence.

Born April 13, 1933, in Flossie, Ky., she was the daughter of Harley Virgle and Myra (Staley) New. She first married Jimmie Lovell. She later married Lloyd “Bud” Smoot on April 11, 1970 and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1991.

She was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene. She was a production line worker for RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics retiring in 1993 after 29 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda L. Lovell and her significant other, Terry Graves, and Carolyn S. Stigall and husband Kim; four stepsons, Dennis Smoot and wife Percilla, Gerald Smoot and wife Peggy, Larry Smoot and wife Terri, and Mark Smoot and wife Delores; four sisters, Pauline Hammond, Duetta Merritt, Betty Prather, and Cathy Morrow; three grandchildren, Chad Stigall and wife Kelly, Darren Stigall and Whitney Woerner and husband Emerson; nine stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and close friends, Mary Ellen Sowders, Charlie and Sheila Luther and Bill and Beth Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Hazel Branscum, Ruby Jean Cassada and Magdalene New; and two brothers, Ronald and Raymond New.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.14 and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday, Aug. 15 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Lora Lynn (East) Keller-Stine

Lora Lynn (East) Keller-Stine, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ Cemetery in Williams. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

August 11, 2016

Anna Mae (Daugherty) Henderson

Oct. 31, 1930 — Aug. 10, 2016

Anna Mae Henderson, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Garden Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born Oct. 31, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Francis S. and Hazel (Ritchey) Daugherty. She married Elmer “Buster” Henderson Jr. on Jan. 21, 1949; he died July 14, 2003.

Anna Mae worked at GM Powertrain, Bedford, for 33 years and was retired. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, and was an avid Bingo player.

Surviving are two sons, Gregory (Pam) Henderson of Williams and Larry (Debbie) Henderson of Florida; two daughters, Lisa Mullinax of Bloomington and Theresa (Dale) Grimitt of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Shannon and Landon Henderson, Tyson (Jillianne) Hillenburg, Page Mullinax and Katlain Henderson; one brother, David Daugherty; one sister, Mary Cassidy; and special friends, Cheri Holmes and husband Eric and their children Cruz, C’Aire and Celina, who helped in her caregiving.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Karen; two brothers, Wayne and George Daugherty; three sisters, Betty Barlow, Jeanette Poff and Sharon Banks; and one grandson, Jeremy Henderson.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank Garden Villa and Premier Hospice for their care, friendship and support.

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

Betty Jean (Sasser) Goodman

Jan. 22, 1933 — Aug. 9, 2016

Betty Jean Goodman, 83, of Bedford, died at 1:56 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at her residence.

Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Gibbs, Ky., she was the daughter of Cecil and Eva (Colyer) Sasser.

She retired as a reading tutor after over 20 years. She was a member of the Oolitic Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Hassler and husband Don of Bedford; a granddaughter, Angel Hawkins and husband Heath of Bedford; a grandson, John Wolff of Bedford; a brother, Alben Sasser and wife Jonna of Bedford; a brother-in-law, Ken Arthur of Bedford; two nephews, Scott Sasser and Adam Sasser and wife Dana all of Bedford; several great nieces, nephews and cousins; and her loving caregivers, Sandy Phillips, Alma Lynn, and Lori Lynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Tracy Wolff; and a sister, Alma Arthur.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Joan Lee (Bell) Earl

March 5, 1935 — Aug. 9, 2016

Joan Lee Earl, 81, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 5, 1935, in Cynthiana, Ky., she was the daughter of Larkin Bell and Anna Frances (Guthrie) Long. She married Claude V. Earl on March 13, 1953, and he preceded her in death Sept. 18, 2014.

Joan was employed many years in home health care. She was a member of Smedley Church of Christ, a 1953 graduate of Shawswick High School, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her children, David Martin Earl of Mitchell, Douglas (Jana) Earl of Mitchell, and Lea Angela “Angie” (Adrian) Slaughter of Mitchell; grandchildren, Mikel (Kim) Earl, Jason (Lesley) Slaughter, Jamie (A.J.) Johnson, Jodie (Kyle) Endris, Lindsay (Nick) Doub, Tyler (Candie) Earl, and Evan (Nikki) Earl; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be her grandsons.

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

Mary Ellen Smoot

Mary Ellen (New) Smoot, 83, of Oolitic, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 10, 2016

Orville Wayne Prince

Aug. 10, 1954 — Aug. 9, 2016

Orville Wayne Prince, 61, passed away Aug. 9, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born August 10, 1954, in Scottsburg, he was the son of Orville and Nana Lea (Eldridge) Prince. He was married to Debbra Leona Mosier.

Orville had been employed at Steeltech Industrial Fabricating, and he loved the outdoors.

Surviving are his wife, Debbra L. Prince of Bedford; daughters, Twila Lea Kinnett of Bloomington and Jody Renee Hardy of Mitchell; mother, Nana Lea Poole of Bedford; grandchildren, Bristen Edward Prince, Haley Briana Vincent and Jaden Wayne Vincent; great-grandson, Brevon Edward Prince; siblings, Larry Prince of Dudleytown, Ronnie Prince of Florida and Renee Quinn of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

His father and sister, Glenda Staley, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be at a later date.

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

Maxine Rose (Gill) Beasley

Aug. 8, 1926 — Aug. 6, 2016

Maxine Rose Beasley, 89, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 6, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Verlin Gill and Hazel (Merry) Terrell. She married Wayne Beasley April 7, 1946, and he preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2002.

Maxine was the Huron Postmaster for 18 years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years. She was a member of the Postmaster National League.

Maxine was a member of the Huron Baptist Church, the Women’s Missionary Group and served as Sunday school teacher 40 years.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Wayne (Judy) Beasley of Mitchell; daughter, Sunnie Kaylene Cummings of Forsyth, Mo.; grandchildren, Crystal (Ron) Tuell of Bedford, Troy (Lisa) Beasley of Paoli, Paul (Shelbi) Cummings of Portage, Mich., and Patrick (Lori) Cummings of Etters, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Justin Tuell, Cory Tuell, Hailey Hutchens, Courtney Clem, Michael Beasley, Adison Cummings, Kiersten Cummings, Clark Cummings, Nathan Cummings, Ethan Cummings, and Hannah Cummings; great-great-grandchildren, Paislee Tuell, Kinslee Tuell, Avery Hutchens, Nicholas Lewis-Tuell, and Braylon Bailey-Tuell.

Her parents; husband; son-in-law, Paul Cummings; daughter-in-law, Hazel Beasley; and brothers, Jack Gill, Jim Gill and Dale Hutton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with William Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Betty J. Goodman

Betty J. Goodman, 83, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Anna Mae Henderson

Anna Mae Henderson, 85, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Joan Lee (Bell) Earl

Joan Lee (Bell) Earl, 81, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

August 09, 2016

Milton E. ‘Gene’ Bryant

March 4, 1950 — Aug. 6, 2016

Milton E. “Gene” Bryant, 66, of Bedford and formerly of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Gene was born March 4, 1950, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was the son of the late Keith “Bud” and Mary (Todd) Bryant.

Gene worked for many years as a drywall finisher and loved spending time with his family and his dogs, especially his favorite dog Evie. He loved music and fast classic cars.

He attended New Horizon Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shiela (Richardson) Bryant of Bedford; daughter, Traci (John) Dufore of Bedford; granddaughter, Heidi Dufore of Bedford; daughter, Valerie (Todd) Barnes of Henryville; Jessica Olmsted of Bloomington, who Gene helped raise and she was just like his daughter; and six brothers and sisters, William “Bill” Bryant, Roger Bryant, John Bryant, Bobb Bryant, Lisa Vargas, and Karen Decaussen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers and sisters, Connie Bryant, Linda Bryant, Ronnie Bryant, and Danny Bryant.

Services for Gene will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Burial will follow at Salt Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at The Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or New Horizon Church.

Memories of Gene and condolences to his family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Maxine Rose (Gill) Beasley

Aug. 8, 1926 — Aug. 6, 2016

Maxine Rose Beasley, 89, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 6, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Verlin Gill and Hazel (Merry) Terrell. She married Wayne Beasley April 7, 1946, and he preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2002.

Maxine was the Huron Postmaster for 18 years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years. She was a member of the Postmaster National League.

Maxine was a member of the Huron Baptist Church, the Women’s Missionary Group and served as Sunday school teacher 40 years.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Wayne (Judy) Beasley of Mitchell; daughter, Sunnie Kaylene Cummings of Forsyth, Mo.; grandchildren, Crystal (Ron) Tuell of Bedford, Troy (Lisa) Beasley of Paoli, Paul (Shelbi) Cummings of Portage, Mich., and Patrick (Lori) Cummings of Etters, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Justin Tuell, Cory Tuell, Hailey Hutchens, Courtney Clem, Michael Beasley, Adison Cummings, Kiersten Cummings, Clark Cummings, Nathan Cummings, Ethan Cummings, and Hannah Cummings; great-great-grandchildren, Paislee Tuell, Kinslee Tuell, Avery Hutchens, Nicholas Lewis-Tuell, and Braylon Bailey-Tuell.

Her parents; husband; son-in-law, Paul Cummings; daughter-in-law, Hazel Beasley; and brothers, Jack Gill, Jim Gill, and Dale Hutton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with William Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Marvis Jean (Bridwell) Huff

Marvis Jean (Bridwell) Huff, 92, of Chillicothe, Ohio, formerly of Bedford, died July 30. Funeral service was Wednesday in Ohio with burial at Floral Hills Memory Garden. Arrangements by Haller Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

August 08, 2016

Homer C. Moore

March 4, 1927 — Aug. 6, 2016

Homer C. Moore, 89, of Bedford, died at 7:31 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at his residence.

Born March 4, 1927, in Oolitic, he was the son of Anna and William Moore. He married Myra Joan “Jodie” Sears on Aug. 29, 1952, and she preceded him in death on March 7, 2011.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1945. He attended Franklin College.

Homer served honorably in the United States Army during World War II stationed in Japan.

He retired from Ameritech as an engineer June 26, 1987, after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of Telephone Pioneers of America.

He was an avid fisherman and a founding member of Tri County Bass Anglers.

Survivors include two sons, William Tyree (Stella) Moore of Bedford and Tod (Angie) Moore of Bloomington; a daughter Gina (Doyle) Owens of Granger; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Moore, Kylee (Jason) Harding, all of Bedford, Chris Moore and Katie Moore, both of Bloomington, Codie (Chase) Taylor of South Bend, Kyle Owens of Longwood, Fla., Nick Bays of Cincinnati, Ohio, ansd Bob (Chrystal) Bays of Bedford; 11 great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kadence Moore of Bedford, Chloe, Isabelle, and Eliza Harding of Bedford, Cameron and Madison Taylor of South Bend, Lily Owens of Longwood, Fla., Skyyla Bays of Bedford, Terry Edelen of Bedford, and Caleb Bays of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Sarah Bernice (Don) Myers of Bedford and Mary Helen (Don) Wever of Needmore, and several nieces and nephews who he cherished.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and William Moore; his wife Myra Joan (Jodie) Moore; infant daughter, Kathleen Moore; sister, Edith Blackburn; brother, Kenneth Moore; and daughter-in-law Cassie Moore.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman and Pastor Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamer Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Gail Ann (Bundy) Lee

Oct. 2, 1952 — Aug. 6, 2016

Gail Ann Bundy Lee, 63, of Bedford died at 10:43 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 2, 1952, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles Franklin and Betty Jean (Fisher) Bundy. Gail graduated from Oolitic High School with the class of 1970, and the North Lawrence Area Vocational Technical Center with the class of 1971. She married Gary Duane Lee on Nov. 27, 1970.

She was a medical assistant for 45 years having worked for the St. Vincent Medical Group, Dr. Kim Scherschel, Dunn Memorial Hospital, Dr. Paul Taiganides, Dr. Eugene Dmytryk II, Edgewood Clinic and Dr. R. Austin.

Gail was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Dive Ladies Aide, Dive Homemakers, and was a 10-year member of Lawrence County 4-H. She loved animals, cooking, entertaining family and friends, church get-togethers, reading her Bible and devotional books, playing games and puzzles, growing flowers, watching birds and traveling.

She had visited 42 states as well as Canada and Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Gary of Bedford; her mother, Betty Bundy of Bedford; one daughter, Jennifer Teike and husband Brian of Greenwood; one granddaughter, Brooke Teike of Greenwood; two grandsons, Zach and Matt Teike of Greenwood; one sister, Connie Croy and husband Earl of Coos Bay, Ore.; four nieces, Cara Croy of Kent, Wash., Deanna Knight and husband Steve of Kirkland, Wash., Julie Norman and husband Donnie of Bedford, and Pam Nicholson and William Allen Thompson of Oolitic; three nephews, Phil Croy, Steve Croy and wife Leann, all of Coos Bay, Ore., and David Bundy of Bedford; one aunt, Sara Kern and husband Claude of Bedford; one uncle, John Fisher of Aptos, Calif.; special friend and sister at heart, Cathy Patten and husband Butch of Bedford; five great-nephews; one step-great-nephew; one great-niece; one great-great-niece; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; parents-in-law; Robert “Gene” Lee and Deloris “Jeanette” Lee; one brother, David Grant Bundy; one great-nephew, Kristian Croy; one great-aunt, Mary Jo Bolton Armstrong; and three aunts: Catherine Bundy White, Alice Fisher Gill and Shirley “Sug” Fisher Hofmeister.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jeff Huddleson officiating. A private burial will be held at Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Robert L. ‘Bobby’ Harper

May 4, 1967 – Aug. 5, 2016

Robert L. “Bobby” Harper, 49, passed away at 1:56 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. A heart of gold stopped beating when Bobby received his heavenly wings, and entered the pearly gates of heaven into the loving arms of his mom, to spend eternity with Jesus.

He was the son of Robert and Sharon “Helton” Harper. He married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life Pam Gassaway on Nov. 8, 1985. Together, they shared 30 wonderful years of marriage.

Although, they had no biological children, he was the father figure and mentor to all of his nieces and nephews. He was always there when needed, always ready with a hug or stern lecture. He loved each of and every one of them as his own, his door was always open. He had special pet names for each and every one of them.

Bobby attended Bedford North Lawrence High School, and was the former president of Star Stone and Quarry in Bloomington. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Surviving are his wife Pam, of Bedford; his father, Robert (Jonell) Harper, of Bloomfield; two brothers, Billy Harper and Jamie Harper, both of Greene County; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Gassaway and Laura Hutchinson, of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, aunts uncles, and cousins; and his fur babies, Hank and Ruger.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon; one brother, Brian Harper; his grandparents, Lowell and Marjorie Harper, and Oscar and Thelma Helton.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Dishman Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Bertha’s Mission in memory of Bobby Harper.

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

Bobby we love you to the moon and back.

Donald W. Lee

March 9, 1928 — Aug. 6, 2016

Donald W. Lee, 88, of Bedford passed away on Saturday Aug. 6, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on March 9, 1928, to Fred and Letha (Rose) Lee. He attended Oolitic High School graduating in the Class of 1948. Donald married Eldena Bridges on Nov. 5, 1949, in Bedford and she survives.

Donald was a Tool and Die Maker at NWSC Crane and he retired in 1988. He attended Tunnel Hill Pentecost Church in Owensburg.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eldena Lee of Bedford; two daughters, Karen (Reggie) Turner of Oolitic and Donna Lee of Oolitic; one son, Bruce Lee of Oolitic; three grandchildren, Charity Turner, Rebecca (Tim) Jones and Kyle (Melanie) Turner; three great-grandchildren, Bryce Turner, Kaiden Jones and Kaylynn Jones; one step-great-grandchild, Kaylea Jones; three nephews and several cousins

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lois Cobb, and brother Robert E. Lee.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Rev. Dallas Lakes, officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Top Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Betty J. (Stephens) Spinks

Jan. 1, 1939 — Aug. 6, 2016

Betty J. Spinks, 77, of Williams, died at 11:37 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Jan. 1, 1939, she was the daughter of Lowell and Vivian F. (Exline) Stephens. She married Noble Dale Spinks, who is deceased.

Betty worked at many housekeeping jobs and also at Wal-Mart for 20 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Thorpe of Williams; five sons, Brandon (Kristy) Spinks of Bedford, Neal (Kortni) Spinks of Williams, Robert (Susan) Spinks, Kevin (Theresa) Spinks and Timothy (Christina) Spinks, all of Bedford; grandchildren Lara, Candice, Makenzie, Garrett, Ashton, Kori and Landon; and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Barbara Nail.

Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Mount Olive Cemetery, Williams.

There will be no visitation hours.

Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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

Milton E. ‘Gene’ Bryant

Milton E. “Gene” Bryant, 66, of Bedford, died Saturday, Aug. 6. Vistation will from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington.

Maxine (Gill) Beasley

Maxine (Gill) Beasley, 89, of Huron, died Saturday, Aug. 6. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

August 07, 2016

Homer C. Moore

Homer C. Moore, 89, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Gail Ann (Bundy) Lee

Gail Ann Bundy Lee, 63, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is handling arrangements.

Robert L. ‘Bobby’ Harper

Robert L. “Bobby” Harper, 49, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

August 06, 2016

James H. Martin

March 21, 1924 — Aug. 4, 2016

James H. Martin, 92, of Bedford, died at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 21, 1924, in Monroe Co., he was the son of Clyde and Cora (Hillenburg) Martin. He married Margaret Meadows on October 3, 1943, and she survives. He was a quarry worker and equipment operator for Reed Quarries in Bloomington. He attended Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Bedford; three sons, Larry Martin and Linda, Steve Martin and Jeannie, and Tim Martin, all of Bedford; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Hector, of Bloomington; a brother, Kelsie Martin and wife, Sue, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Naomi Norman and Ruby Sparks; and a brother, Gathis Martin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 8th, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Ken Bushey and Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ruth Ann Craig

March 31, 1941 — Aug. 4, 2016

Ruth Craig of Owensburg went to be with her Lord on August 4, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born March 31, 1941, in Greene County, Indiana, the daughter of Hubert and Bessie (Christenberry) Harper.

Ruth was a nurse’s aide at Garden Villa in Bloomington; she enjoyed a long career in health care and her passion for helping others. She loved her family and caring for her children and grandchildren most of all; she taught them to love the Lord by example. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Benny Craig, of Owensburg; her children, Lisa (Bryon) Pigg of Carlisle, Misty Craig of Indianapolis, Bradley (Cathy) Craig of Bedford and Joshua Craig of Owensburg; her grandchildren, Natasha (Eli) Eccles, Justin (Jenna) Ellis, Jaime (Jason) Follstad and Amber Craig; her step-grandchildren, Jennifer Marshall and Tyler Marshall; her great- grandchildren, Kasen Ellis, Hank Ellis, Christian Follstad and Esau Eccles; her step-great- grandchildren, Parker Marshall, Kingston Marshall, Ava Mills, Maddox Terrell; her sister, Glendora Dobson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Bays, Artie Price, Ruby Souders, Patsy Anderson; and her parents.

Friends may call from noon Sunday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Shawn Farris officiating. Burial will follow at Scotland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences to the family can be made at wwwjenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Harry Leon “Hank” Cunningham

Dec. 6, 1937 – Aug. 4, 2016

Harry Leon “Hank” Cunningham, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, August 04, 2016, at White River Lodge, Bedford.

Born December 6, 1937, in West Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of Harold and Mabel (Hanson) Cunningham.

He had been a carpenter, musician, and mechanic in surrounding areas. He was of the Christian faith. Harry was a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving are sons, Harold Bradley Cunningham, of Franklin, and Joe (Katrena) Cunningham, of Bedford; daughters, Judy (Rich) Palmer, of Tuscon, AZ, and Rhonda Sue (Glynn) Graham, of Edinburgh; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and one sister, Patricia McRae, of Visalia, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Harry Leon, Jr.; and two brothers, Dale and Jim Cunningham.

Funeral service will be Monday, August 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date at Hanson Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday, 11-1 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

Helen Irene Hawkins

April 5, 1927 — Aug. 4, 2016

Helen Irene Hawkins, 89, lifelong resident of Shoals, passed away at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at 5:07 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2016. Born on April 5, 1927 in Martin County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John William and Laura Belle (Purkhiser) Ervin. Helen married Clyde L. “Whitey” Hawkins on March 11, 1950 and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2016.

Helen retired after 22 years of service to Martin County, serving in the County Highway Department, Jail Matron, Treasurer’s Office, and Martin County Assessor two terms. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. She enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, and crocheting; however, her greatest passion was doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen graduated from Shoals High School in 1945. She was very active in the community serving with the Shoals American Legion Auxiliary, Shoals V.F.W. Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #2442, Shoals Senior Citizens, Martin County Historical Society, Bramble Conservation Club and Martin County Democrat Central Committee and Democrat Women’s Club.

She is survived by four daughters, Debra Jan Strange of Shoals; Lynette Kay, and husband, Ted Jones of Bloomington; Micky Ann, and husband, Jeff Crew of Shoals; and Wendy Jenea, and husband, Dan Colglazier of Springville; seven grandchildren, Steve Strange, Rainell Cushman, Chris Roush, Brittany Stalcup, Derek Sipes, Bethany Tuomi and Jarrod Lents; two step-granddaughters, Candace Clark and Cassie Crew; 10 great-grandchildren; one step-great granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was the last living sibling and was preceded in death by her sisters, Lydia Hawkins, Betty Hawkins and Marie Ervin, brothers, Lee Ervin, Bill Ervin, James Ervin, George Ervin and Richard Ervin, and a great-granddaughter Haylei Sipes.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 128 High Street in Shoals. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at St. Mary’s at 1 a.m. Burial will be made in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be made available at the church.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.

August 05, 2016

Harry Leon ‘Hank’ Cunningham

Harry Leon “Hank” Cunningham, 78, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

James H. Martin

James H. Martin, 92, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 04, 2016

Jeffrey Scott Kirkman

May 22, 1956 — Aug. 2, 2016

Jeffrey Scott Kirkman, 60, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at 1:18 a.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born in Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1956, to Thomas Kirkman and Sharon (Arthur) Kirkman.

Jeff was a Supervisor with the Lawrence County Community Corrections for nearly 20 years. He was an avid re-enactor, he loved playing music and gardening.

Jeff is survived by his mother, Sharon Kirkman of Bedford; father, Thomas Kirkman of Avoca; his children, Rebecca Kirkman and Thomas Kirkman; grandchildren, Matthew Sears, Genevive, Russell and Roland; two brothers, Brad (Bonnie) Kirkman of Greene County and John (Missy) Kirkman of Knox, Ohio; four nieces and six nephews; two uncles, Steve (Linda) Arthur of Heltonville and Joe (Ann) Kirkman of Bedford; and one aunt, Joan Burton of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Leland Blackwell.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Bernice (Starr) Henderson

Dec. 25, 1919 — Aug. 3, 2016

Frances Bernice Henderson, 96, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James Freed and Mary Bernice (Millard) Starr. She married James Leo Henderson May 3, 1946, and he preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1977.

Bernice was a member of the First Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Martin of Bedford; sisters, Barbara Poole of Bedford and Carma Nash of Bloomington; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; infant son, William Watterson; and siblings, James F. Starr, William Starr, Opal Merle Starr, Ilene Burnette and Ruth Allen, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Leatherwood Cemetery with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. There is no scheduled visitation.

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

Ronnie Gene ‘Blackie’ Blackburn

May 19, 1948 — Aug. 2, 2016

Ronnie Gene “Blackie” Blackburn, 68, of Heltonville, died at 1:48 am on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 19, 1948, in Oolitic, he was the son of Gordon and Alice (Thompson) Blackburn. He married Margaret Windhorst on July 1, 1978, and she survives. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1968. After graduation, Ronnie and six close friends joined the Marine Corps, attended boot camp together, and served their country. Ronnie served honorably in Vietnam and was awarded several medals and ribbons for his six years of service from 1968 to 1974. He worked for Imco Recycling for 31 years and retired as a material handler at Aisin in Seymour. He was a past commander of the Oolitic V.F.W. and a member of the D.A.V. He was of the Christian faith and a former member of the Central Christian Church in Seymour.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Heltonville; a daughter, Veronica Flynn and husband, Daniel, of Bedford; four sons, James Blackburn of New Mexico, William Blackburn and wife, Michelle, of Illinois, Daniel Blackburn and wife, Stephanie, of Silverville, Ronnie Blackburn II and wife, Adrienne, of Norman; four grandsons; four granddaughters and one great-grandson; a brother, Larry Blackburn; five sisters, Sue Goins, Marilyn Peters, Stella Trowbridge, Brenda Gross and Betty Blackburn; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Marshall Flynn.

Pallbearers will be Bill Blackwell, Terry Graves, Dennis Lackey, Mike Strunk, Ronnie Blackburn II and Morris Windhorst II.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

August 03, 2016

Wanda Jean (Terrell) Desender

March 23, 1944 — Aug. 2, 2016

Wanda Jean Desender, 72, of Bedford, died at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospital, Bloomington.

Born March 23, 1944, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ross Edward and Anna Louise (Chastain) Terrell. She married Gerald Desender on April 13, 1974; he died in August, 2000.

Wanda was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth (Donald) Johnson of Altoona, Iowa, and Julie (Pineira) Scott of Bloomington; two sons, John (Lynn) Desender of Seymour, and Jack Pineira (DeAnn) of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Bro. Darin Bowlen officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Joseph ‘Vonn’ Hayes

Dec. 18, 1921 — July 27, 2016

Joseph “Vonn” Hayes, 94, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2016, in San Diego. He was born on Dec. 18, 1921, near Bedford, to Charlie and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hayes.

Vonn was a longtime high school educator, teaching vocational agriculture and science for 41 years. He started his teaching career at Shawswick High School from 1946 to 1954. He was also active in 4-H, FFA and the Indiana Assoc. of Agriculture Educators. He taught at Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, for 33 years. At the time of his retirement in 1987, he was chairman of the science department.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 as a 1st Lieutenant and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. Vonn graduated from Purdue University in 1943 and received his Master’s degree from Butler University in 1960.

Vonn is survived by his wife of 73 years, Pauline (nee Hawkins); daughters, Linda Schepman (Dennis) of Escondido, Calif., and Vickie Ross (James) of Orange, Calif.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Freeman Hayes (Martha) of Hubbard Lake, Mich.

A memorial service is planned for Aug. 4, 2016, at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church (RBCPC) in San Diego, Calif. He will be buried at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Warren Alumni Scholarship Fund, 233 Legends Creek Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46229, or to RBCPC, 17010 Pomerado Rd, San Diego, CA 92128.

August 02, 2016

Isabella Jane ‘Jane’ (Wubben) Stockman

April 16, 1938 — July 29, 2016

Isabella “Jane” Wubben Stockman, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, at her residence.

Jane was born April 16, 1938, to Martin Wubben and Margret Fell (Scott) Wubben. She attended Heltonville High and was in the Class of 1956. In September 1958 she married Odean (Bob) Stockman. Together they had four children who survive: daughters Debrah (Debbie) Kreinhagen and husband Bock of Florida, Margret (Peggie) Ingle and husband Mark of Springville, Bobbi Terry and husband Tim of Mitchell, and son, Jim Stockman and wife Amy of Bedford; her loving grandchildren that she adored, Kris (Brian) Tormdehlen, Kolt Kreinhagen, Cory Bartlett and finance’ Tiffany, Keith (Beca) Kreinhagen, Courtney McLain, Seth Stockman and Isaiah Stockman; also her great-grandchildren, Grace, Bradan, Kenzie Tormdehlen, Tatum, Kameron, Isabella Kreinhagen, Cole Bartlett, and Baby Kreinhagen on the way. She is also survived by three brothers, Fred (Jackie) Wubben of Indianapolis, John Dale Wubben of Mooresville, and Bob (Joann) Wubben of Springville.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Jim Wubben; sister, Janet Tincher; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Wubben and Barb Wubben; she loved her sister-in-law, Beth Wubben of Columbus and brother-in-law, Mike Tincher of Bedford.

Jane retired from General Motors in Bedford as a Die Cast Maker. She also was the deli manager of IGA and belonged to the UAW No. 440 in Bedford, and she loved the times she and her girlfriends went to the casino, out to eat and the laughs and company.

She was an avid bowler and loved to play softball with her girls; she loved all animals, her garden and spoiled her hummingbirds. She became Momma Jane or Aunt Jane to many. She will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Bro. Bob Courson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday, Aug. 4.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society and Phi Beta Psi Cancer Fund, P.O. Box, 518, Mitchell, IN 47446.

Ronnie G.Blackburn

Ronnie G. Blackburn, 68, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 01, 2016

William Michael ‘Mike’ Conley

Nov. 23, 1968 — July 30, 2016

William Michael “Mike” Conley, 47, passed away at 8:42 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1968, in Fort Bragg, N.C., he was the son William H. and Joyce (Baker) Conley.

He was employed as a mechanic at Hancock Trucking and was a 1987 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Mike enjoyed being and doing things outside and he loved riding his Mini-chopper and spending time with his dogs. He will be greatly missed by his two pit bulls — Jazmine and Bucky.

Survivors include his children, Desiree (RD) Lake of Bedford, Brian Conley of Shoals, and Kayla Conley of Shoals; parents, Jake and Joyce Mounce of Mitchell and William H. Conley of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jordan and Shalee Lake; siblings, Chris Conley of Mitchell, Dennis (Julie) Mounce of Bedford, Julie (Tony) Massey of Bedford, and Cheryl (Gary Kirk) See of Mitchell; and nephews, Chris and Gage Conley.

His grandparents, Joe and Mildred Baker and Laura Boone, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.

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

Andrew Joseph DeYoung

Andrew Joseph DeYoung, 28, of Bedford, died Tuesday, July 26. Celebration of Life will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at East Oolitic Community Center. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Isabella Jane Stockman

Isabella Jane “Jane” (Wubben) Stockman, 78, of Bedford, died Friday, July 29. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Service will be at noon on Thursday all at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

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