Obituaries

Obituaries – April 2014

April 22, 2014

Katie D. Butterfield

May 14, 1994 — April 19, 2014

Our little Angel, Katie, 19, became the Lord’s Angel on Saturday after her four-year battle with cancer.

Katie always encouraged people to hold their heads high and to strive for their best no matter what the situation.

She was the daughter of Rick and Elizabeth and little sister to her best buddy, Nicholas.

Katie was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and was active and attending the Campus House, her church at Ball State, in Muncie.

Katie was born in Bedford and was a 2012 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence. She went on to study at Ball State University and Ivy Tech in Bloomington, pursuing a degree in Radiation Therapy, all while taking treatments. This degree was her passion because she wanted to help and encourage people as they did her.

Katie was involved in many activities while going to school. She was a Sorority Sister in Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a member of the Tom’s Club, and the National Honor Society.

Katie was an avid Steelers fan holding many rivalries with her buddy Nick, a Colts fan. Along with football, Katie loved the outdoors. Building campfires, fishing, boating, canoeing, hunting, and most of all spending time at the river cabin, her final resting place.

Katie is survived by her parents, Rick and Elizabeth. Her brother, Nick. Mamaw in the red house, Dolores Allen, Papaw and Mamaw in the white house, Jack and Marie Butterfield. Aunts and Uncles, Steve (Wendy) Butterfield, Mike Butterfield, Lori Butterfield, Virginia (Jimmie) Atkins, Barbara (Gary) Mills, and Patty (Todd) Stephens. Cousins, Michele (Chris) Clark, Jennifer (Chris) Thomas, Natalie (Brian) Coleman, Nicole Welling, Brittany Welling, Grant Stephens, Brynne Stephens, Mitchell Butterfield, Macguire Butterfield, Brant Butterfield, Holly Butterfield, Madison Clark, Cameron Clark, and Karsyn Coleman.

Katie is preceded in death by her Papaw in the red house, Donald Allen.

Even though Katie’s life was short on Earth, she enjoyed life to its fullest while encouraging everyone around her. She will be missed by many and was an inspiration to others young and old.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Englewood Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Port Williams Cemetery.

Katie’s Mottos: “Never Give Up”, and “Shoot for the Moon, even though you miss, you’ll land among the Stars.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

Jerry D. Hanks

July 20, 1950 — April 18, 2014

Jerry David Hanks, 63, of Bronston, Ky., departed this life on Friday at his residence.

Jerry was born on July 20, 1950, in Nicholasville, Ky., to the late Curtis and Claudine (Graves) Hanks.

He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Bronston, Ky., where he served as a trustee. He was a member of the Bronston Water Board. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a recipient of a Carnegie Medal in recognition of an outstanding act of heroism for saving the life of three sisters who nearly drowned in Indiana in 1998.

He loved golfing with his friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Keith) Hanks, whom he married on June 29, 2000, in Wayne County; one son, Jerrod Hanks of Bedford; two stepsons, Matthew Jones of Somerset, Ky., and Marc Jones of Monticello, Ky.; three daughters, Kristi Hanks, Kortney Stigall and husband Willie, all of Bedford, and Kaci Hanks of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Michael Hanks of Mitchell; a sister, Myra Baker of Bedford; five grandchildren, Brooklyn Scalf, David Abel-Maldonado, Gabrielle Maldonado, Adam Parks and Stella Stigall; and four stepgrandchildren, Lucas, Rebecca, Katie and Kaleb Jones.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Greg McFarland and Rick Hanks; and one stepgrandchild, Kody Jones.

A memorial service was today at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Kentucky.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Old Union Christian Church, 602 Old Union Road, Williams.

Sherry L. Edgar

Nov. 15, 1936 — April 16, 2014

Sherry L. Edgar, 77, Bedford, died at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. A private graveside service was conducted at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harodsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

J. Lee Sargent

J. Lee Sargent, 82, died Friday in Naples, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith, 77, Bedford, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Delores Fidler

Delores Fidler, 80, Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Charles E. Saladee

Charles E. Saladee, 82, Brownstown, died Monday at Hoosier Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 21, 2014

Phillip Allen

Oct. 15, 1950 — April 17, 2014

Phillip “Spook” Allen, 63, of Bedford, died at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Oct. 15, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Estil Allen and Anna (Smoot) Turner.

He was a stone quarry worker and loved fishing, hunting and auto racing.

He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Turner of Bedford; two daughters, Melissa Gladden and husband Carlos II of Lexington and Misty Deckard and husband Chris of Bedford; a son, Jack Spires and wife Kelli of Bedford; a brother, Paul E. Allen of Oolitic; a sister, Louise Allen of Ellettsville; two stepsisters; eight grandchildren, Carlos Gladden III, Emily Gladden, Kayla and Sydney Deckard, Payton and Piper Spires, Draven Hughes and Rex Lovell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Estil; and a brother, Tony Allen.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott and the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Phillip at www.daycarter.com.

Dean F. Kirk

March 4, 1934 — April 18, 2014

Dean F. Kirk, 80, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born March 4, 1934, in Mitchell, he was the son of Floyd and Ethel (Taylor) Kirk. He married Sharon Williams June 28, 1957.

He was the maintenance electrician at National Gypsum and retired in 1997 with 21 years of service. He was the production scheduling manager and employed 24 years at Roberts Brass.

Dean was a 38 year member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

 Dean loved life and his family. He loved to travel, especially with his twin brother. He was always involved in building homes for his sons.

Surviving: wife, Sharon Kirk of Mitchell; sons, Terry Dean (Laura) Kirk and Gary G. (Cheryl) Kirk, all of Mitchell; granddaughters, Jessica (Derek) Love and Anne (Eric) Dorsett; great-grandchildren, Jansen Keynon, Andrew Wagnon and Mavrick Love; twin brother, Gene Kirk of Bedford; brother, Denny (Verna) Kirk of Mitchell and sisters, Colleen Arnold of Mitchell and Gaye (Gary) Bex of Indianapolis

His parents; brother, Larry Kirk; and sister, Geneva Voorhies, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Denny Kirk, Gene Kirk, Terry Kirk, and Gary Kirk, Jeff Hawk, Sam Short, and Derek Love.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Merton Tow

Merton Tow, 80, Bedford, formerly of Shoals, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

April 20, 2014

Jantina van Riet

Jantina van Riet passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Jantina was born in Groningen, Holland, and moved to Strathroy, Canada, at the age of 15. She was the oldest daughter of John and Froukje Kolstein. She married Joe van Riet in 1964 and over the course of her life, she lived and worked as a seamstress and custom curtain designer in Massena, NY, and Bedford, Indiana. In her final years, she lived in Morgan Hill, CA, and Worcester, MA.

Jantina’s husband Joe passed away in 2000. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Deb van Riet of Holden, MA; Michael and wife Jennifer van Riet of Sunnyvale, CA; and Tony and wife Jackie van Riet of Chicago, IL. She was the proud grandmother of John and Michael Davis, Ryker and Aerie van Riet, Luke and Charlie van Riet.

Funeral services will be privately held by the family. Those who wish to remember Jantina by way of a memorial tribute are kindly asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Organization. Donations are accepted at http://act.alz.org/goto/JantinavanRiet.

April 19, 2014

Mary E. Stewart

Dec. 24, 1922 — April 17, 2014

Mary E. Stewart, 91, of Oolitic passed away Thursday morning at Garden Villa.

Born on Dec. 24, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David H. and Inez (Lewis) Miller. She married Charles R. Stewart on Sept. 20, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2000.

She retired as a cook from Oolitic schools.

Surviving are one son, Danny Stewart and wife Nancy of Oolitic; two daughters, Diana Flynn and husband Monte Dwayne of Springville, and Donna Chinn of Garrettsville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; twin sister, Marie Helen Bingham; sister, Hilda Rose Mitchell; and sister, Dorothy Gayle Miller in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Grace Baptist Church in Springville with Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com

Marten Homan

Nov. 7, 1928 — April 14, 2014

Marten Homan, age 85, of Mitchell, formerly of Munster, passed away on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Marten was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Kornhorn, Netherlands, to the late Clarence and Gertrude (Kats) Homan.

Marten was a Mitchell resident since 2001 and was a former longtime resident of Munster. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Catholic Community of Lawrence County); Knights of Columbus Father Meinrad J. Rouck assembly; and the Steel Workers Union. He retired after 33 years of service from Inland Steel in East Chicago.

Marten was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Beverly (Smeltzer) Homan; sister Martha Coppage; and infant sister, Winifred Homan.

He is survived by sisters, Cobe Halverson of Stone Lake, Wis., and Jeanette (Kenneth) Henke of New Lenox, Ill.; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Coppage of Valparaiso. He is survived by two sons, the Rev. Martin (Sandra) Homan of Geneva, Ill., and David (Patricia) Homan of Ranco Cucamonga, Calif.; two daughters, Sharon Cook of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Elizabeth (Bernard) Esboldt of Mitchell. He is also survived by granchildren, Michael Cook of Evansville, Joshua Shope of Mitchell, Sandra Cook Thomas of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Samantha Shope (Jay Modi) of McLean, Va., David and Adam Homan of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Marty and Karen Esboldt of Mitchell; also two great-grandchildren, Layla and Lucas Thomas; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Rising officiating. Internment will follow the service at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. A dinner will be served at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, following the burial.

H. Maxine Simmons

Feb. 7, 1931 — April 17, 2014

Helen Maxine Simmons, 83, of West Baden Springs passed away at 4:10 p.m., Thursday at Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.

Maxine was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Orange County, to Cecil and Viola (Bennett) Lanham. She married Arnold “Gene” Simmons on Dec. 24, 1948, and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1989.

She was a member of the West Baden First Baptist Church and attended Peoples’ Tabernacle. She was a past member of the LBOL at Red Quarry Christian Church and the French Lick Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed crocheting and was a fan of Cincinnati Reds Baseball. Maxine had previously worked at Trav-Ler in Orleans and was co-owner of G and M CB Sales in French Lick. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Randy Gene Simmons and wife Peggy of Eckerty; and grandchildren, Stephanie Fromme and husband Cody of Celestine, and Regina Stevens and husband Jon of Hillham; along with two great-grandchildren and one on the way. She is also survived by her brothers, Don Lanham and C.B. Lanham, both of Paol; and sisters, Rita McCullough of Mitchell, Linda Kost of Seymour and Diane Hammond of French Lick.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Bob, Elmo and Kenny Lanham; and sisters, Shirley Cecil and Brenda Lanham.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at T.L Pinnick Mortuary, French Lick, with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Monday and again from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to Peoples’ Tabernacle, French Lick.

Special online condolences can be made online at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

Phillip Allen

Oct. 15, 1950 — April 17, 2014

Phillip “Spook” Allen, 63, Bedford, died at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Dean F. Kirk

March 4, 1934 — April 18, 2014

Dean F. Kirk, 80, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

April 18, 2014

Melvin N. Backherms

March 7, 1938 — April 16, 2014

Melvin Norman “Jiggs” Backherms, 76, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 7, 1938, in Corydon, he was the son of Laurel and Ada Mae (Crone) Backherms. He married Nita Kay Knable April 23, 1960.

He was a project engineer for the Indiana Department of Transportation and retired with 44 years of service.

Melvin graduated from Corydon High School in 1957. Chief enjoyed watching all sports, going fishing, taking drives in the country and being with his family. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nita Kay Backherms of Mitchell; children, Michael Edward (Susan) Backherms of Mitchell, Cindy Ann Farmer of Orleans and Suzie Marie (Andy) Sehr of Bedford; granddaughters, Nicole Backherms and Evie Sehr; brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Backherms of Corydon and Laurel (Marcella) Backherms Jr. of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and siblings, Shirley Backherms and Lonnie Backherms, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Family of Melvin Norman Backherms.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Marcella S. Russell

Sept. 20, 1939 — April 17, 2014

Marcella S. Russell, 74, Shoals, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born Sept. 20, 1939, in Martin County, to Donald Freeman and Evelyn (Richardson) Stewart. She married Donald W. Tedrow and he passed away in 2002.

Marcella retired from RCA in Bloomington.

She is survived by her companion, Lester Gammon of Shoals; two sons, William K. Tedrow of Bedford and Warren B. Tedrow of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two grandsons, William Tedrow and Robert Tedrow, both of Mitchell; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Richard Stewart of Jasper and Terry Lee Stewart of Otwell; and two sisters, Mary Skobel of Benton, Ill., and Carolyn Stewart of Otwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Trisha Tedrow; and one sister, Sheila.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

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

Ethel C. Stephens

Jan. 9, 1937 — April 16, 2014

Ethel Catherine “Sally” Stephens, 77, Brownstown, died at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

She was born Jan. 9, 1937, in Jackson County, to Pleas and Jannie (Ginter) Abner, who preceded her in death. She married James Michael Stephens on March 7, 1991, and he survives.

She was a homemaker who loved to dance, craft, can food and travel.

She was a graduate of Medora High School.

Surviving with her husband of Brownstown, are daughter, Teresa L. Bough of Avoca; four grandchildren, Jacki (Shane) Salzmann, Ashlee (Barron) Clark, Kylee Bough and Nikki (Tyler) Davers; five stepchildren, several stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Abner of Madison, Paul Abner of North Carolina and David Abner of Norman; and sisters, Lida Jane Robertson of Georgia, Mary Lou Sharer of Columbus, Patty Nelson of California, and Carolyn Thompson and Renotta Wilcox, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dwight D. Johnson; one daughter, Tammy Lee Burris; one great-grandson, Graeson Salzmann; and six brothers, Boyd, Harold, Raymond, Robert, John and Woody Abner.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Jack Belk. Burial will be in Weddleville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Stewart

Dec. 24, 1922 — April 17, 2014

Mary E. Stewart, 91, Oolitic, died Thursday morning at Garden Villa. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Grace Baptist Church in Springville. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Nancy J. Cogwell

Feb. 1, 1940 — April 16, 2014

Nancy Jean Cogwell, 74, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Phillip Allen

Phillip Allen, 63, Bedford, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dean F. Kirk

Dean F. Kirk, 80, died at 5:05 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 17, 2014

Jennifer L. Rahn

March 8, 1950 — April 16, 2014

Jennifer L. Rahn, 64, died unexpectedly on Wednesday in Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Jasonville to the late Fred and Virginia (Cross) Crane on March 8, 1950. She graduated from Shakamak High School in 1968. She then attended Indiana State University for one year.

Jennifer was trained as a surgical tech at Bedford Medical Center and worked there for 10 years before moving on to Bloomington Hospital. After her retirement, she worked at Gordon’s Jewelry for several years.

Jennifer married Doug Stevenson in 1969. They had one son; Cory Stevenson. She then married Dr. Gerald Rahn in 1995 and was his scrub nurse for several years at Bloomington Hospital.

Jennifer is survived by her loving husband Gerald, two stepdaughters, Nancye Rahn and Katie Rahn; one step-son, Chris Rahn; her brother, Joe (Dani) Crane; three grandchildren, Trinity and Annie Rahn, and Dylan Stevenson; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Cory Stevenson; and three siblings, Carol Crane Bays, Tim Crane and David Crane.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday also in the funeral home.

As per Jennifer’s wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association or the Monroe County Humane Society or the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to www.DayFuneralServices.com.

Melvin N. Backherms

Melvin N. Backherms, 76, died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Creamtion Center. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Stewart

Mary E.  Stewart, 91, Oolitic, died at Thursday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nancy Cogwell

Nancy Cogwell, 74, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 16, 2014

Robert W. Fleetwood

Nov. 17, 1939 — April 14, 2014

Robert W. “Bob” Fleetwood, 74, of Bedford died at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born Nov. 17, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Leslie Fleetwood and Helen (Sturrock) Fleetwood. He married Mary Ann Deckard on March 13, 1958. He later married Penny Brock on Oct. 27, 2001.

He graduated from Heltonville High School, Class of 1958.

He owned and operated Fleetwood Logging, where he retired in 2009. He was a race car driver at Bloomington Speedway, Brownstown Speedway, and many other area race tracks.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Fleetwood of Bedford; two sons, Douglas Fleetwood and Scott (Nedra) Fleetwood, both of Heltonville; two stepdaughters, Amanda Parker and Kelli Brock (Rich Goben), all of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Britney (Brett) Baker, Lacie (Ricky) Riggle, Harrison Fleetwood, Alexzandra Fleetwood, Brock Fleetwood, Cadence Brock-Burkhart, Kolton Parker, Jesse Brock-Burkhart and Kasen Parker; five great-grandchildren, Jaxsen Baker, Blayton Chaillaux, Fynley Baker, Raden Riggle, and Ryatt Riggle; four sisters, Martha Davis of Bedford, Louise Meadows of Heltonville, and Rickie Anderson and Tammy Reuter of Bedford; four brothers, Ray, Rex and Dean Fleetwood, of Heltonville, and Kevin Fleetwood, of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edwin, Ronnie, Willard and Dale Fleetwood; and one sister, Betty Jean Fleetwood.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Services will conclude with prayer at 8 p.m.

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

Joseph F. Koehl

Sept. 18, 1931 — April 14, 2014

Joseph Frederick “Joe” Koehl, 82, of Bloomington passed away peacefully on Monday at the IU Health Hospice House.

Joe was born on Sept. 18, 1931, in Indianapolis.

Joe served in the United States Air Force in Greenland during the Korean War.

After returning, he worked several years as an electrician for General Motors in Bedford, where he raised his family. Joe was known as an inventor and builder of many things from go-carts for his kids, his family’s home in Springville, to his own computers.

After retiring, he met and married Kathryn and spent many happy years with her in Bloomington where they resided. Together they enjoyed many activities, especially dancing and traveling to see friends and family across the country.

Joe is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kathryn Shirley Koehl; three children, Steve Koehl of Bloomington, Cheryl Garrett of La Grange, Ill., and Amy Koehl of Renton, Wash.; two stepsons, Dennis Shirley of Brownsburg and Mark Shirley of Slidell, La.; three sisters, Marge King, Patty Sater and JoAnn Stangle, all of Winter Haven, Fla.; one brother, Jim Koehl of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patty Jo Beauchamp Koehl; his parents; daughter, Lisa Marie Murphy; brother, Chuck Koehl; and sister Jean Doyle.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond New officiating. Burial will take place at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford with military rites conducted by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard.

Family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the IU Health Hospice House or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

April 15, 2014

Timothy J. Brown

Sept. 23, 1956 — April 14, 2014

Timothy Joe Brown, 57, of Bedford died at 4:41 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1956, in Bedford, he was the son of Timothy Alva Brown and Renia May (Staggs) Brown. He married Sheena Feighner on Sept. 19, 1999, and she survives.

He was a member of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept. for 22 years, retiring in 2009. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

Surviving are his wife, Sheena Brown of Bedford; one son, Christopher Joseph (Kim) Brown of Bedford; one stepson, Bradley Terrell of Bedford; six grandchildren, Allyson, Carter, Mason, Madison, Peyton and Dylan; five brothers; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara “Susie” Speer; and three nephews.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Robert Fleetwood

Robert “Bob” Fleetwood, of Bedford, passed away on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 14, 2014

Jay D. Blackwell Sr.

Dec. 16, 1940 — April 11, 2014

Jay D. Blackwell Sr., 73, passed away at 5:17 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Richard B. and Nina M. (Wray) Blackwell. He married Victoria Gale Thompson April 18, 1964.

He was retired from the CSX Railroad and was a 1958 graduate of Needmore High School. Jay was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria Gale Blackwell of Mitchell; sons, Jay David (Alice) Blackwell Jr. of  New Albany, Paul Bryon (Lori) Blackwell of Oolitic, Emmett Wade (Cheryl) Blackwell of Bedford, and Randall Scott Blackwell of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; 2¾ great-grandchildren; and brothers, Philip Blackwell of Bedford, and Richard Blackwell and Donald Blackwell, both of Springville.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

April 13, 2014

George Thomas ‘Tom’ Zonkle III

Jan. 16, 1955 — April 9, 2014

Tom Zonkle, one of the good guys on this earth, passed away the morning of April 9, 2014, at his Bedford home. He loved to decorate the house with multi-colored lights and decorations during the holiday season and even won an award for his talent and effort. Tom was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He fixed hundreds of bikes for a lot of kids over the years and was always there for others. Tom was loved by everyone, no matter what species. Cats and dogs loved him. Kitties would rattle his door at 6 a.m. on the weekends and he would get up just to feed them their breakfast. And his mother often said, “Dogs were always following him home.”

Tom was born in North Dakota on January 16, 1955, to George Jr. and Rebecca Ann (Rick) Zonkle. He graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1973. He and Peggy Zonkle raised their children Bonnie and Sam, in Ellettsville, IN, where Tom was active in Little League during the summers.

Grass never grew under Tom’s feet in the workplace and he often put in long hours. He worked at the Jackson Creek Kroger in Bloomington in the 1970’s and early 80’s. He was then employed by Huffy, Inc. and put up numerous displays in Bloomington area stores, including Target and Kmart. In 2004, he joined the Times-Mail family in Bedford. He was responsible for a lot of things, drove many miles around the state of Indiana and always carried a smile on his face. He will be missed by his co-workers, who thought of him as a good soul and a great man who made friends easily. 

Tom is survived by his family who loved him dearly: his daughter, Bonnie Zonkle, of Ellettsville, IN; his son, Sam Zonkle of Denver, CO; his companion of 14 years, Elainea Romine, and their boys Kyle, Tanner, and Landon Romine of Bedford, IN; the mother of his children, Peggy Zonkle, and her partner Donita Hadley of Ellettsville, IN; his sister, Donna Zonkle-Rick of Denver, CO; and his nieces and nephew Holly Ciccone, Debi Bishop, Janette Bishop Coneff and Rick Bishop.

Visitation will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 15, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. A service will then take place at 1 p.m., which will be followed by the burial. Flowers are great, but they do not last, unlike a charitable donation. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to cover funeral costs. Contributions can be made in person at any IU Credit Union branch or sent to IUCU, at P.O. Box 368, Bloomington, IN, 47402-0368, to Bonnie Zonkle-7302, on behalf of Tom Zonkle. This is a special way in which you can honor a wonderful man. The family is also asking for you to share pictures and stories for a special project to zonkle55@yahoo.com.

Grace Elizabeth Shaff

June 22, 1916 — April 12, 2014

Grace Elizabeth Shaff, 97, of Bedford, died at 6:42 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Stonebridge Health Campus. Born June 22, 1916, in Munfordsville, KY, she was the daughter of Virgil and Belle M. (Cobb) Srygler. She married Robert Shaff, Sr. in 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1966. She retired from Hook’s Drugs Store as a pharmacist’s assistant in 1983. She was a member of Bedford’s First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Robert Shaff, Jr. and his wife Judy, of Bedford; two daughters, Betty Cameron and her husband Richard, and Mary Mattox and her husband Bill — all of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Lucille Swigler of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Diane Jost and her husband Mark of Bedford, Kathi Thomas and her husband Scott of Bedford, Larry Dale Shaff and his wife Debbie of Centerville, IN, Cindy Goodin and her husband Tim of Bedford, Jim Shaff and his wife Terra of Bedford, Tracy Shaff of Ponchatoula, LA, John Ed Shaff and his wife Melanie of Mitchell; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and one daughter in law, Janet Shaff of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Virgil Shaff, two grandchildren, Greg Cameron and Richard Cameron; six sisters; one brother, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Grace at www.daycarter.com.

Betty M. Glassco

March 19, 1927 — April 12, 2014

Betty M. Glassco, 87, of Bedford died at 4:12 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born March 19, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Goldie Super. She married Ralph Glassco on October 21, 1943, and he preceded her in death. She retired from RCA, and was a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Glassco, and his wife Roxanne of Bedford; one daughter, Jeanie Glassco of Bedford; two grandchildren, T.J. Glassco of Bedford and Michelle Hardman of Bedford; two great grandsons, Dawson and Gibson Glassco; two sisters, Bonnie Vowell of Bedford and Joan Tincher of Bedford; caregiver, Margie Boling of Bedford, and a granddog named Tahza. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Jack Glassco; two daughters, Janice May and Brenda Glassco; one sister, Phyllis Allen; and three brothers, Tommy Super, Gene Super and Johnny Super.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Silverville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com.

Jay D. Blackwell, Sr.

Jay D. Blackwell, Sr., 73, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

LeRoy West

LeRoy West, 57, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday at his residence. Graveside service will be at noon Monday, April 14, at Huron Cemetery, with military rites. There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 12, 2014

Elizabeth M. Duncan

Sept. 5, 1926 — April 10, 2014

Elizabeth Marie Duncan, 87, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry Doyle and Fern Faye (Fountain) Wray. She married William G. Duncan Nov. 8, 1946, and he preceded her in death Nov. 5, 2002.

She was a homemaker and beautician, and had been employed at the First National Bank in Bedford and Holmes Hardware. Elizabeth graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1944 and Indianapolis Beauty College.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and a charter member of Leesville Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her children, William D. (Dianna) Duncan of Joseph, Ore., Barbara G. (Randy) Powell and Pamela J. (Jerry) Freeman, all of Mitchell and Nancy E. Ryan of Williams; son in law, Dr. William E. Burgess of Brownstown; sister, Hettie (Cam) Anderson of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Sallyann Hall and Dottie Duncan, both of Bedford; grandchildren, David (Melanie) Burgess, Debra (Jeff) Grant, Wes (Bridget) Burgess, Todd (Tammy) Burgess, Nicole (Derek) Winn, Dustin (Rachel) Powell, Jason (Erin) Powell, James (Julie) Freeman, Elizabeth Freeman , Meagan Ryan and Rob Ryan ; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her father; mother, Fern Wray Mikels; husband; daughter, Marie Ann Burgess; great-grandson, Ethan Powell; sisters, Dorabelle Dixon and Mildred Crane; and brother, Robert Vernon Wray, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10  a.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Michael Collins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Indiana or First Christian Church

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

Jay D. Blackwell

Jay D. Blackwell, 73, died at 5:17 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 11, 2014

Maxine R. Dalton

Nov. 19, 1927 — April 10, 2014

Maxine Rose Dalton, 86, of Pinhook passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born Nov. 19, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth (Cummings) Fish.

She married Bobby G. Dalton on June 21, 1947; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2000.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School, Class of 1945. She retired from the Hoosier National Forest Service. She attended Pinhook Christian Church.

Surviving are one son, Emmett (Carolyn) Dalton; three daughters, Muriel Evans, Lois (John) Guthrie, and Abby (Gary) Flynn; two brothers, Gordon Fish and Dave Fish; four sisters, June Roberts, Colleen Robbins, Patsy Wever, and Wanda McPike; eight grandchildren, Julia Thomas, Michael Dalton, Joe Evans, Keyla Lindell, Katie Guthrie, Wyatt Guthrie, Hanna Tipton, and Carrie Guthrie; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Phil Evans; and one sister Rhea Dawn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

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

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

Elizabeth M. Duncan

MITCHELL — Elizabeth M. Duncan, 87, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 10, 2014

Barbara J. Jackson

May 5, 1969 — April 3, 2014

Barbara Jane Sullivan Jackson, 44, of Judah passed away peacefully following her courageous battle with cancer on April 3 at Hospice House surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Barbara was born on May 5, 1969, in Bedford, and at the time of her passing lived in Judah with her two sons.

Barbara worked for the Agency for Instructional Technology for the past 13 years as the Director of Operations and Finance.

She loved to read, and one of her favorite books was, “When I Loved Myself Enough” by Kim McMillen. She enjoyed accounting, giving to others, her friends, and most of all, her two boys.

Barbara is survived by her two loving children, Nick and Nate Jackson; her parents, Jack and Katie Sullivan of Springville; her siblings, Tim Sullivan (wife Beth), Chris Sullivan, Theresa Stuffle (husband David), Mike Sullivan (wife Cynthia), and Lori Jones.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Hospice House in Bloomington.

Ruth M. Ragsdale

Nov. 13, 1927 — April 8, 2014

Ruth Maxine Ragsdale, 86, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died at 12:03 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence in Ocala.

She was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Paoli, the daughter of Noble and Hazel (Webb) Bosley. She married Leroy L. Ragsdale on June 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2011.

She was the retired owner/operator of LeVogue Beauty Salon in Bedford.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford.

Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Paoli High School and a 1948 graduate of Approved University of Beauty Culture.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Larry) Ingram of Morehead City, N.C., and Rita K. Mathews of Ocala, Fla.; one son, Maurice (Nina) Ragsdale of Northport, Fla.; one brother, Philip Ray (Madge) Bosley of Paoli; five grandchildren, Darren (Jessica) Fortner and Drew Ragsdale, all of Bedford, and Jeremy (Jamie) Feller of Carmel, Kirsten (Joe) Becker of Fishers and Chris (Amber) Mathews of Ocala, Fla.; and eight great-grandchildren.

One brother, William S. Bosley, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens of Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Feller, Chris Mathews, Darren Fortner, Drew Ragsdale, Glen Bosley and Willie Bosley.

Sharon R. Dyson

Oct. 23, 1940 — April 5, 2014

Sharon R. Dyson, 73, formerly of Huron, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall in Leesburg, Va.

Born Oct. 23, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lillian (King) Bridges.

Sharon was a caseworker for 27 years for the Division of Family and Children, State of Indiana.

She graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and Indiana University in 1963. She was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and a former member of the White River Humane Society, and the singing group, Belles of Indiana.

Surviving are a son, Christopher W. Dyson of Fremont, Calif.;  and a daughter, Lee Anne (Michael J.) Philbin of Potomac Falls, Va.

Her parents; brother, Donald L. Bridges; and infant sister, Marilyn June Bridges, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Clark Cemetery with Pastor Ron Allender officiating.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Maxine Dalton

Maxine Dalton, 86, Bedford, died at 1:40 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 09, 2014

Harold E. Meadows

June 4, 1929 — April 6, 2014

Harold E. Meadows, 84, formerly of Bedford, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 4, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Homer and Lula (Stultz) Meadows. He married Madonna Bex on Nov. 11, 1988 and she died on June 2, 2009.

He had worked as an overhead crane operator for several stone companies and for U.S. Steel. He retired in 1990.

He was of the Christian Faith and was also a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1948-1952.

Surviving are one brother, Dennis (Joyce) Meadows of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer, Glen and Charles Meadows; and four sisters, Helen Hunsucker, Evelyn Hutton, Frances Stratton and Jeanette Tillery.

A graveside service is planned at 2 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford, with Pastor Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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

Norman B. Jones

March 29, 1939 — April 5, 2014

Norman B. Jones, 75, of Springville died at 7:58 p.m. on Saturday at Kindred South in Greenwood.

Born March 29, 1939, in Evarts, (Harlan County) Ky., he was the son of South Tremble Jones and Mary Lee (Taylor) Jones Alford. He married Alma P. Phillips on Feb. 29, 1960, and she survives.

 He retired from Indiana University in Bloomington where he was a tool maker in the cyclotron facility.

He was a member of the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle where he loved serving his Lord as song leader and Sunday school teacher. He also loved spending time with his family and gardening.

He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching the BNL Stars and the Kentucky Wildcats.

Survivors include his wife, Alma of Springville; two sons, Bruce Jones of London, Ky., and Jeff Jones and wife Mecca, of Springville; four grandchildren, Amanda Britton and husband Mike, Andrew Jones and wife Anna-Lisa, Caitlin Jones and Allison Jones; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Jones, Cora Britton and Lina Britton; a brother, Larry Jones and wife Terrie of Greenfield; a sister, Wanda Bridwell of Bedford; a brother-in-law, Howard Phillips and wife Amy of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; three brothers, Bill, Jerry and Marvin; and three sisters, Kay, Gracie and Irene.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle building fund.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Norman at www.daycarter.com.

Danny O. Ellis

March 28, 1926 — April 8, 2014

Danny O. Ellis, 88, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born March 28, 1926, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ernest A. and Laura Mae (Spicer) Ellis.

Danny was a mechanic, truck driver and had been a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He enjoyed his boat “Laura Mae,” loved his dogs, and was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Surviving are his children, Danny D. (Debbie) Ellis of Mitchell, Sharon Mae (Harvey) Sellers of Alabama, David Keith Ellis of Florida, Marjorie “Peachy” (Bruce) Becker of Bedford, Terry (Denny) Lemm of Madison, Sherry (Mark) Adams of Bedford, Robin (Bill) Woody of Tennessee, and Danielle Ellis; four stepchildren; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

His parents; brothers, Lawrence Ellis and Merrell Ellis; and sister, Eva Weaver, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Ken Ransom officiating. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Carmel (Wiggam) Cemetery at Deputy with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 9.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Bill Woody, Denny Lemm, Mark Robertson, Bruce Becker, Will Woody, and Josh Barrett.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

April 08, 2014

Hillary N. Deckard

June 23, 1986 — April 5, 2014

Hillary N. Deckard, 27, of Bedford died at 2:16 p.m. on Saturday at her residence.

Born June 23, 1986, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Steven and Bridget (Nicholson) Deckard. Hillary was engaged to William Boler and he survives.

She graduated from BNL High School in 2004 and was employed at Golden Corral.

Survivors include her fiancé, William Boler; two daughters, Kenzley Ann and Karley Jane; parents, Steven and Bridget (Nicholson) Deckard; a sister, Sara Deckard and fiancé Ron Haynes; grandparents, Bob and Debbie Lichtefeld of Bedford, and Clyde and Sherry Deckard of Unionville; a great-grandmother, Betty Hunter; an aunt, Natalie Lichtefeld and fiancé Leland Foley; a nephew, Cade Tillett; William’s parents, Debbie Drake and Kevin Ramage; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the register book and light a candle in memory of Hillary at www.daycarter.com.

Kathryn Deckard

Nov. 28, 1933 — April 7, 2014

Kathryn Deckard, 80, of Bedford died at 8:20 a.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Nov. 28, 1933, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Russell A. and Georgeann (Curran) Smoot. She married Herschel Deckard on Jan. 22, 1949, and he survives.

She retired from RCA in 1987 after 30 years of service.

She attended Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her husband, Herschel, of Martinsville; two daughters, Connie Lane and husband Marty of Mitchell and Bonnie Spinks and husband Rick of Bedford; one grandson Jeff Harrell of Bedford; one granddaughter, Kayla Lane of Mitchell; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Turner.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and four sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Kathryn at www.daycarter.com.

Nelva J. Salmon

May 8, 1941 — April 4, 2014

Nelva Salmon, 72, of Nebo, Ky., passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Friday at Ridgewood Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center in Madisonville, Ky.

She was born on May 8, 1941 in Bedford, to the late Esther and Jesse Jewell.

She was a member of Southland Church of Christ in Bedford.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Salmon; and her daughter, Davetta Salmon.

She is survived by her daughters, Jesse Pryor of Nebo and Vonda Salmon of Bedford; her son, David Salmon of Bedford; her brothers, Marion Jewell of Illinois, Gordon Jewell of California and Marlon Jewell of Bedford; her sister, Jesselyn Pfleider of Bedford; her grandsons, Ryan Duckett and Joshua Ellis, both of Bedford; her great-grandson, Noah Ellis of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com.

Norman B. Jones

March 29, 1939 — April 5, 2014

Norman B. Jones, 75, Springville, died at 7:58 p.m. on Saturday at Kindred South in Greenwood. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorials: New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle building fund.

Harold E. Meadows

Harold E. Meadows, 84, died Sunday at Mitchell Manor. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Danny Ellis

Danny Ellis, 88, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday at White River Lodge. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 07, 2014

Robert D. Allen

July 25, 1936 — April 5, 2014

Robert D. Allen, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 25, 1936, in Stonington, he was the son of Cecil and Elsie (Robertson) Allen.

Bob was an auctioneer and owner of Allen Auction Service. He was a member and former elder of the First Christian Church, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954.

He was a member of Prospect Masonic Lodge No. 714 F&AM, La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, Odd Fellows Lodge in Campbellsburg, and Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 172.

His community involvement included Little League Baseball, high school sports announcer, basketball and softball official, sports teams sponsor, Mitchell-Orleans Exchange Club, Mitchell Jaycees, Mitchell Lions Club, Lawrence County Cancer Chairman, Lawrence County Crusade for Children, volunteer fireman, school bus driver for Mitchell and Orleans schools, Lawrence County 4-H Fair Board, and auctioneer for Christmas Fantasia, sponsored by LIFE.

Surviving are daughters, Kathy (Mike) Mosqueda of Springville and Kelli (Craig) Duncan of Bloomington; the mother of his daughters, Evelyn (Wilson) Allen of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Cole Parton, Gabriel Mosqueda, and Camryn Parton; sisters, Rosemary Brewer and Sue Ann Wilkerson, both of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Honorary Casketbearer: Camryn Parton

Casketbearers: Mike Mosqueda, Gabriel Mosqueda, Cole Parton, Steve Dobson, Tim Briscoe and Everett Ferrel.

Edith M. Jones

Feb. 6, 1924 — April 4, 2014

Edith M. Jones, 90, Orleans, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Friday at her residence.

Born Feb. 6, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Perry Washington and Pearl Anna (Pitman) Patton. She married John Paul Jones June 9, 1941, and he preceded her in death Jan. 16, 2002.

She had been employed at RCA. Edith was a member of Grace Tabernacle and a former member of the Mitchell and Orleans Church of the Nazarene, and had been a delegate to the Church of the Nazarene Convention.

 She loved to write poems and short stories and was an avid yard sale shopper.

Surviving are sons, Ronald Paul (Kay) Jones of Hemet, Calif., Randal Arthur Jones of Mitchell, and the Rev. Daniel Dale (Dixie) Jones of Bloomington; daughters, Brenda Joyce (Frank) Heath of Sacramento, Calif., Rachel L. Staggs of Mitchell, Judith Leigh (Don) Birch, Phoenix, Ariz., Connie Gail Coulter of Mitchell and Penny Sue (Jesse) Hardin of Florida; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; sons, James Leslie Jones and Michael Ray Jones; and sisters, Catherine Esther Estell, Mary Elizabeth Cundiff, Helen Genevieve Brothers, Viola Mae Smith and Lavena Patton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Brian Coulter, Jesse Hardin Jr., Nik Jones, Jim Fleetwood, David Fleetwood, Randal Jones Jr., Eric Jones, Karlton Litteral and Michael Shipman.

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

James T. Wilson Jr.

May 25, 1965 — April 4, 2014

James Thomas “Jimmy” Wilson Jr., 48, of Bloomfield passed away 11:23 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born, May 25, 1965, in Greene County, to James Thomas Wilson Sr and Sally Vereene Wilson (O’Bannon). He married Catherine Sue Chandler on Sept. 5, 1987, in Martinsville.

Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the U.S Army and Army Reserves from 1983 to 1989.

Jimmy work at G.E. in Bloomington for over 21 years in fabrication before retiring in 2008.

Jimmy loved life and making people laugh, fishing, and working on cars, was an avid Nascar fan, and especially loved spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy S. Wilson of Bloomfield; one son, Christopher M. Wilson of Bloomfield; one daughter, Sarah J. Freeman (Steve) of Ellettsville; his mother, Sally (William) Cramer of Bedford; his father, James Thomas Wilson Sr. of Bedford; five grandchildren, Alexis Freeman, Luke Freeman, Candice Wilson, Aydin Wilson and Aubree Wilson; six sisters, June (David) Rosario of St. Cloud, Fla., Jane Wilson and Tammy (Brad) Burgess, both of Bedford,  Kelly Wilson of Riverdale, Ga., Jennifer Wilson of Bloomington, and Annie (Phillip) Thorpe of Bedford; three stepbrothers, David Cramer of Bedford, Paul Cramer of Texas and William M. Cramer of Bloomington; two stepsisters, Cindy Rentas of Indianapolis, and Tammy Caswell of Springville; good friends Mary and Tracy Kelly; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Reno Bates officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or donor’s choice

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Norman B. Jones

Norman B. Jones, 75, died Saturday at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hillary Deckard

Hillary Deckard, 27, Bedford, died on Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 06, 2014

John Edward Pless, M.D.

Aug 26, 1938 — March 17, 2014

John Edward Pless, M.D., passed away March 17, 2014.

He was born in Bedford, Indiana, August 26, 1938. He was the son of the late Carl and Virginia Pless. He graduated from Bedford High School, Indiana University and IU School of Medicine. He was a Board Certified Forensic Pathologist, a Captain in both the Army and the Army Reserves, and a Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pless won numerous awards for his work as a Forensic Pathologist, including the Outstanding Service Award for the National Association of Medical Examiners, the Milton Helpern Award for Outstanding Contributions to Forensic Sciences and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University School of Medicine and also a Culbertson Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Pless was on the U.S. State Department team for the investigation of the death of Chief Moshood Abiola, supported by Africa Fund and Physicians for Human Rights. He held positions on several specialty boards, and was a member of many professional societies, including the Indiana Association of Pathologists.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Pless; daughters, Jan (Brian) Whitesell and Cindy Pless Boschen; son, Josh (Tricia Csire) Pless; grandchildren, Carly, Tess, Cole and Brody Whitesell, Austin and Brooke Boschen and Katy Pless.

A Memorial Service will be held April 11, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6050 N. Meridian Street, Indpls., starting at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to one of the following organizations:

IU School of Medicine, AMPATH/Kenya Program, IU Foundation, P.O. Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206; The Villages 3833 N. Meridian Street, Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46208; or the St. Paul Episcopal Church, 6050 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Arrangements entrusted to Albertson’s Metro Mortuary, Sherman Chapel, Indianapolis, www.albertsonsmortuary.com.

Dessie Pearl Chappel

Jan. 28, 1924 — March 2, 2014

Dessie Pearl Chappel, 90, Niles, Mich., died March 2 at her home following a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Bedford, to William Clone and Viola May (Walls) East. On Jan. 16, 1960, she married Russell Chappel, in Bangor, Mich., and he survives.

Dessie was an avid bowler in the Chippeway Bowling senior league division, named “The Golden Gang,” for the “Happy-go-Lucky” team. She also enjoyed genealogy.

Surviving with her husband, Russell of Niles, Mich., are children, Steven (Margie) Chappel of Watervliet, Mich, Kenneth (Ruth Thornton) Chappel of Coloma, Mich., and Patricia (Michael) Herman of Niles; three grandsons, Russelll and David Chappel, and Thomas Herman; two granddaughters, Jennifer Dinges and Stephanie Stacey; and six great-grandchildren. Dessie is also survived by a brother, Dossie East of Warren, Mich.

She is preceded in death by her son, Paul Chappel; a sister, Edna Smith; brother, Edward East; and an infant brother, William Thomas East.

Funeral service was March 7 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. Burial was in Keeler Cemetery in Keeler, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home.

Edith M. Jones

Feb 6, 1924 — April 4, 2014

Edith M. Jones, 90, passed away Friday, April 4, at her residence.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation in Mitchell.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Robert D. Allen

July 25, 1936 — April 5, 2014

Robert D. Allen, 77, died Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

April 05, 2014

Nancy J. Roberts

Oct. 27, 1945 — April 3, 2014

Nancy Jane Roberts, 68, Bedford, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday in Bedford.

Born Oct. 27, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Phyllis Reed and Bill Edington. She married Loren Roberts on May 3, 1964, and he survives.

She is a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1963. She was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by her husband, two sons, Matthew (Debbie) Roberts and Gregory (Launa) Roberts; one daughter, Shelley Roberts; four grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Walters, and Dawson and Jantzen Roberts; one sister, Judith Sowders and companion Ernie Finney; one brother, Guy (Terri) Edington; aunts Anna Mae Hudson and Rosemary Quackenbush; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Rose Quackenbush, and her parents.

Funeral service will be  at 10 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Larry G. Smith

July 31, 1936 — April 3, 2014

Larry Gwin Smith, 77, of Bedford passed away suddenly early Thursday morning at his residence.

Born July 31, 1936, in Monroe County, he was the son of Melvin and Lucy (Gwin) Smith. He married Geraldine “Jerri” (Gilbert) Smith on April 4, 1958, and she survives. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary the day following his passing.

Larry attended elementary school in Scottsburg, and junior and senior high school in Smithville. He graduated from Smithville High School (Skibos) in 1954, where he excelled in basketball and was awarded the Tri-County MVP award in 1954.

He is a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church in Harrodsburg.

Larry worked in the stone trade for the Victor Oolitic Stone Co., which supplied infrastructure for the Washington National Monument in Washington, D.C. He also worked for General Motors (Central Foundry) in Bedford for 43 years, where he retired in 2006.

He was very active in the Bedford Assembly of God Church for many years, where he served as Worship Leader, Sunday School Superintendent and church camp leader in Hartford City. He also served as President of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Bedford Chapter. Larry was co-founder of Area Christian Television (ACT), along with Cliff Brooks, Jay Brinegar and the late West Powell. Following many years of work, the group was granted a television construction permit from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) which presented the permit to the late Paul Crouch and the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). TBN constructed the Indianapolis/Greenwood television station which currently airs WCLI on Channel 42, cable-channel 2. Larry was a pioneer for Christian Television in Southern Indiana and one of his goals was for the Bedford/Bloomington area to be covered. As a result of his many years of work, his goal became a reality.

Larry is survived by his wife Jerri; two sons, John and  wife Robin of Scottsburg, and Steve and wife Beth of Bloomington; four granddaughters, Amber King (Barry) of Bedford, and Stephanie Harbison (Zach), Bailey Smith, and Lexie Smith, all of Bloomington. He is also survived by one brother; Russell and wife Ella (McKnight) of Bloomington; and one sister; Linda Harmon (Randy) of Harrodsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Larry is missed by his family and loved ones and his love and commitment to God and community will be noticed for generations.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and  from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the register book and light a candle in memory of Larry at www.daycarter.com.

Janis Patrick

March 21, 1935 — April 1, 2014

Janis (Sherrill) Patrick, 79, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday  at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on March 21, 1935, to Connor Jon Sherrill and Mae (Adamson) Sherrill.

Janis was a homemaker. She was a precious lady that will be missed by her children, family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelly Benton of Bedford and Karla Ramsey of Bedford; and one son, Kevin Ramsey of Mitchell.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one brother; two sons, Kim David Ramsey and Kirk Ramsey; and one daughter, Kristy D. Ramsey.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 04, 2014

Lorna June Underwood

Feb. 15, 1919 — April 2, 2014

Lorna June Underwood, 95, of Bedford, died at 11:25 p.m. on Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Feb. 15, 1919, in Jasonville, she was the daughter of Charles and Nancy Ann (Frazier) Evans. She married Dale R. Underwood on Oct. 10, 1938, and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2009.

She was a homemaker and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna K. Ping and husband Don of Columbus; three sons, Dale E. “Bud” Underwood and wife Camille of Oolitic, Denny Underwood and wife Melinda of Indianapolis and Jon Mark Underwood and wife Barbara of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Byers of Bedford; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Noah, Morris and Wilbur Evans; and two sisters, Alma Ashley and Nova Allen.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a rosary service conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of June at www.daycarter.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LIFE Food Pantry or the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Count

Larry G. Smith

Larry G. Smith, 77, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 03, 2014

Robert A. Pettyjohn

June 5, 1929 — April 2, 2014

Robert A. Pettyjohn, 84, of Bedford, died at 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born June 5, 1929, in Robinson, IL he was the son of Walter and Dora “Blanche” (Conrad) Pettyjohn. He married Marian Roberts-Holmes on Jan. 16, 1987, and she survives.

He had been employed at Sarkes-Tarzian, ST Semicon and Marian’s Homecooking in Oolitic.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Marian, of Bedford; five daughters, Suzanne Dumond and husband Gerald of Huron, Lois Schenk and husband Tom, of Evansville, Linda Passmore and husband Larry of Mitchell, Nina Webb and husband Jeff of Cambellsburg, and Melisa “Missy” Mitchell and husband Larry of Solsberry; two sons, Hugh “Buddy” Pettyjohn and wife Mindy of Orleans, and Robert Pettyjohn and wife Serena of Ellettsville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Kyle and husband Jeremy of Bedford; and two stepsons, Larry Holmes and companion Donna George of Bedford and Robert Holmes of Bloomfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters, Ruby Brinkman, Mabel Larae “Rae” Fuller, Margaret Bryan and Betty Bruins.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Owensburg Cemetery with Chad Stowers and Don Thie officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of American Legion Bloomington Post.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com.

Donna J. Mundy

Jan. 2, 1930 — April 1, 2014

Donna Jean Mundy, 84, of Mitchell passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born Jan. 2, 1930, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Delbert and Lucille (Jewell) Doane. She married Merlin E. Mundy April 26, 1944, and he preceded her in death Sept. 17, 2008.

Donna was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons, Ed (Tammy) Mundy of Spencer and David (Judy) Mundy of Bloomington; a daughter-in-law, Pam Mundy of Campbellsburg; a grandson that was raised in the home, Jason Lee (Jennifer) Mundy of Ellettsville; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Gensemer of Shoals; and a brother, Dee Doane of Bedford.

Her parents; husband; sons, Jimmie Lee Mundy and Michael Dean Mundy; a grandson; a sister, Delores Sherfick; and brothers, Dale Doane and Dean Doane, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 10  a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Woodville Baptist Church

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

Lorna J.Underwood

Lorna June Underwood, 93, Bedford, died at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 02, 2014

Louise Haungs

March 26, 1930 — March 26, 2014

Louise Haungs, 84, of Bedford died at 3:17 p.m. March 26 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born March 26, 1930, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Schmidt) Haungs.

She had worked as a clerk at both JC Penney and the F.W. Woolworth stores, both in Bedford and later worked as a volunteer at the infirmary of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. She was retired.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society.

Surviving are one brother, Andrew (Theresa) Haungs of Niles, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters, Alice Abel, Frances Wagner, Anna Haungs and Mildred Delpha.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.

Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Wanda M. Woodford

Oct. 5, 1937 — March 31, 2014

Wanda Maxine Woodford, 76, Mitchell, passed away at 8:22 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1937, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Hazel (Goodpaster) Sanders. She married Ronald Edward Woodford Aug. 13, 1955.

Wanda was a homemaker, a member of the Orleans Christian Church, and attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship. She was a very dedicated wife, loving mother, and a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Woodford of Mitchell; daughters, Ronda (Dan) Gillespie, Teresa (Monte) Tirey, Tonia Cagle and Ann (David) Jones, all of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene Sanders of Mitchell, Kenneth Sanders of Orleans, Leroy Sanders of French Lick and James Sanders of Orleans; and sister, Sandra Morrison of Mitchell.

Her parents; son, Randy Eugene Woodford; siblings, William Sanders, Larry Dale Sanders, Robert Sanders, Dorothy Lane, and Barbara Joan Sanders; and grandson, Benjamin Wayne Tirey, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jonah and Jason Gillespie officiating. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Robert Pettyjohn

Robert A. Pettyjohn, 85, Bedford, died at 2 a.m. today at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 01, 2014

Louise Haungs

Louise Haungs, 84, Bedford, died March 26 in Bedford. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Wanda Woodford

Wanda M. Woodford, 76, Mitchell, died Monday evening at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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