December 09, 2013
April 14, 1922 — Dec. 5, 2013
John A. Harvey, 91, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 5, 2013.
On April 14, 1922, John was born to Charles and Mary Browning Steele Harvey in Bedford. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1942, where he was a member of the track team.
He attended the U.S. Navy V5 Pilot training program, but then joined the U.S. Army Air Force where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. John was a veteran of WW II and served as a crew member on a B17 and B25 missions in Europe. John was awarded the Air Medal. John was proud that his family had served in every war of the U.S.A. since the Revolutionary War.
After the war, John returned to his hometown where he met and married his beloved wife, Marlyce Bergman. John and Marlyce celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on July 31, 2013.
John worked as a metal press operator at Chevrolet Truck and Bus in Indianapolis, retiring in 1985 after 38 years.
Survivors include his wife; children: Joan M. Harvey and James A. Harvey both of Indianapolis, and Karen L. Harvey-Turner (Allen) of Chicago, IL; two granddaughters: Ruth Emma Harvey-Turner and Naomi Mae Harvey-Turner, three nieces and two nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Chromer Harvey, sister: Ruth Harvey, half brother: Roscoe Steele, half sister: Irene Steele Mullen
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. John will be laid to rest at Concordia Cemetery. Calling will be on Monday from 5- 8 p.m. Visit www.WilsonStPierre.com to sign the guest book.
Erma Louise Smith
Erma Louise Smith, 87, of Guthrie, died at 8 a.m. Saturday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Valetta J. Brown
Valetta J. Brown, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Texas, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
December 07, 2013
Mildred M. Chapman
Mildred M. Chapman, 97, Williams, died at 10:04 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Arrangements for Chapman are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.
December 06, 2013
William C. Payton
May 11, 1948 — Dec. 4, 2013
William C. Payton, 65, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.
Born May 11, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William Leonard and Catherine Payton.
He was a graduate of Shawswick, Class of 1966. He was a truck driver at Don’s Trucking, and he was also recognized as National Truck Driver of the Year.
Surviving are his mother, Catherine Payton; one daughter, Sara (Brandon) Harrell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Diane; and his beloved dog, Squirt.
Funeral service will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.
Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jayne Poore Ripley
Jayne Poore Ripley, 82, passed away on November 12, 2013, with her family by her side. Jayne was an energetic woman who dedicated her life to literacy, children and social change through her career in education. Born in 1931 in Evanston, Illinois, Jayne graduated high school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 16 and went on to pursue a B.A. in psychology and, later, a Master’s degree in Childhood Education at the University of Arkansas. She received a Reading Specialist Certification from Indiana University in 1979.
Jayne worked as a reading teacher in Mitchell Community Schools from 1970 until she retired in 1995. Actively involved in the community, Jayne was the discussion leader for the “Junior Great Books” club, president of the board for Little Theatre of Bedford, an activist for the Citizens for Better Environment, a member of the International Reading Association, and the recording secretary for the R.E.A.D. council. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women in 1987. Jayne was also an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Bedford.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Ripley, and parents, Earl Yates Poore and Mabel Ransom Poore. Jayne is survived by four sons, Mark, Trent (Karen), Kirk (Ruanne) and Paul. She is also survived by her two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, who are grateful to have spent time growing up and learning from their sweet, “kooky” grandma.
While Jayne loved many things including cooking, visiting the art museum and spending time with her sons, she was the most passionate about inspiring a love of reading within each and every one of her students. If you were once a student of Ms. Ripley’s, the family encourages you to send stories, anecdotes or memories of her classroom to the following address: 10380 Golden Bear Way, Noblesville, Indiana 46060. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Bedford Public Library or Burris Elementary School in Mitchell, so that her legacy of spreading literacy can continue. Donations could also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Bloomington Hospice, or the Johnson Christian Village. A private memorial service is planned
Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Leslie F. Goldsby
April 23, 1936 — Dec. 4, 2013
Leslie F. Goldsby, 77, of Mitchell, died at 8:32 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born April 23, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Monroe and Nora (Brown) Goldsby. He married Joann McDermed on Oct. 4, 1959, and she survives. He retired as a maintenance worker at General Motors and was a bricklayer. He owned and operated the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course since 1993 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 of Mitchell and of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife, Joann, of Mitchell; a son, Les Curtis Goldsby and Carmen of Texas; two daughters, Beverly Goldsby Hanners and husband, Michael, Teresa Goldsby Grzech and husband, Matthew all of Virginia; two grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil Gary Goldsby of Bedford, Joe Goldsby of Mitchell and Wayne Goldsby of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Don Goldsby; a sister, Marilyn Sears; and two half-brothers, James and Ronnie Ritter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
December 05, 2013
Peggy Jean (Bush) Rocco
Oct. 23, 1938 — Dec. 2, 2013
Peggy Jean (Bush) Rocco, 75, lost her courageous battle with cancer at 8:29 pm on Monday, December 2, 2013. She passed from this life at her home, with loving family at her side.
Peggy was born on the 23rd of October, 1938, to William and Mattie Bush of Oolitic. She was the youngest child of the family, precocious and fiercely independent. Peggy left Indiana as a young adult, living briefly in Louisville and then for several years in Houston. At the age of 30, she returned to Indiana, where she lived her remaining years.
Peggy worked as a respiratory therapist in the local area for many years. She was retired from Bloomington Hospital, but continued to work in her field until only a few months ago. She most recently worked at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Peggy had a strong calling to help those less fortunate than herself. She loved music, traveling and new experiences of almost any kind. Most of all she loved her family and friends, by whom she will be sorely missed.
Peggy is survived by her brother, William Bush, Jr.; sisters, Matricia Butler and Mary Ellen (Junior) Sowders; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Patty Rocco; granddaughter, Jessy Rocco; great grandsons, Faolan Cook and Soren Gibson; fourteen nieces and nephews; a large extended family and her faithful corgi, Toby.
Peggy was preceded in death by her mother and father; step-mother, Estus Bush; brother, Robert Bush; sisters, Rosemary Jones and Deloris Riley; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Bush and Peg Bush; brothers-in-law, Max Butler, Robin Riley and Warren Jones.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, December 7, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to a local food bank of the donor’s choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Peggy at www.daycarter.com.
Nov. 25, 1957 — Dec. 2, 2013
Charlene W. Hoosier, 56, died Monday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Turning Point Church of the Nazarene in Bedford. There will be no visitation.
July 13, 1942 — Dec. 2, 2013
Virgil D. Markham, 71, Bedford, died Monday in Bedford. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
Oct. 17, 1953 — Dec. 3, 2013
Darla Lynne Green-Martin, 60, Paoli, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be private. Burial will follow in Lick Creek Cemetery, Paoli. McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of arrangements.
Leslie F. Goldsby
Leslie F. Goldsby, 77, Bedford, died at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
William Payton, 65, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
December 04, 2013
Phyllis M Guthrie
March 16, 1926 — Dec. 2, 2013
Phyllis M. Guthrie, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Monday at Johnson Christian Village.
Born March 16, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Merton and Mona (Swayze) Brock.
She married James M. Guthrie on August 25, 1954; he preceded her in death on August 5, 1997.
She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was an avid sports fan. She has been a season ticket holder of Bedford basketball since 1940.
Surviving are one son, James Mitch (Judith) Guthrie II, of Bedford; one daughter, Vicki East, of Bedford, one step-son, Tim (Lynn) Guthrie, of Bryan, Texas; one brother, Kenneth Brock, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Gratzer, Amanda (Jason) Blanton, Katy (Lincoln) Merchant, Jamie Guthrie, Michael (Ashlee) Guthrie and Kevin East; two step-grandchildren, Scott Guthrie, and Allison (Park) Lacey; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Madeline and Benjamin Gratzer, and Harrison Merchant; three step-great-grandchildren, Keely Burgess, and Jace and Madison Lacey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Harold Brock, and Gerald “Dick” Brock.
Funeral service will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society or Johnson Christian Village.
Penny Lou Collins
Oct. 7, 1954 — Dec. 2, 2013
Penny Lou (Roth) Collins, 59, of Bedford, died at 8:32 p.m. on Monday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born October 7, 1954 in Lebanon, IN, she was the daughter of Arthur “Blocky” and Laura Elizabeth (Merriott) Roth. She was a cake decorator at JayC Plus for over 25 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed riding horses, reading, playing solitaire and loved dogs.
Survivors include three daughters, Laura Riley and Sarah Moore both of Bloomington, Megan Collins of Bedford; a son-in-law, Mathew Moore of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Hadley Elizabeth Brummett, Everly Reigh Wright, Natalie Leighton Moore and Kellan Riley Moore; a sister, Susie Roth-Byers of Lebanon; a brother, Mike Roth of Lebanon; nieces and nephews, Julie Dickerson, Patrick Riley, Chris Riley, Mike Roth II, Maggie Roth, Scott Dickerson, Andy Dickerson and Tony Dickerson; her former husband, Glenn Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Bonnie Riley.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dean Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Penny at www.daycarter.com.
Sept. 2, 1946 — Nov. 30, 2013
Ronald David Blevens, 67, of Bedford, died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born September 2, 1946 in Bedford, he was the son of Cecil and Evelyn Jane (Thompson) Blevens. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1966. Ronnie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps serving in Vietnam and the Mediterranean. He was later employed as a security guard at NWSC Crane and was a painter for Pritchett Bros. Construction.
Survivors include a daughter, Jenny Rich; a son, Jeff Blevens; a brother, Jim Blevens; three sisters, Suzi Todd, Janice Blevens and Tina McKee; two grandchildren, Hayden and Zander Rich; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Evelyn Blevens and a brother, Robert Cecil Blevens.
Ron’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.
May 27, 1934 — Dec. 2, 2013
Nancy Elaine Chastain, 79, went to be with the Lord at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born May 27, 1934, in Tatham Springs, Ky., she was the daughter of Clarence and Effie Belle (Terrell) Terrell. She married Reverend Claude Chastain, Jr. July 9, 1953, and he preceded her in death October 4, 2013.
Nancy was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include a son, Don (Debbie) Chastain, Mitchell; daughters, Joyce (Jim) Coulter, Bedford, and Linda (Scott) Pendley, Bloomington; grandchildren, Stacy Bartlett, Joshua Chastain, Jonathan Holt, Katie Chastain, and Eric Holt; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hubert Terrell, Mitchell.
Her parents; husband; and siblings, Dorothy Davis, R.C. Terrell, J.B. Terrell, Lucy Terrell, Dalf Terrell, and Barney Terrell, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Matt Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
December 03, 2013
John E. Cox
Feb. 10, 1950 — Nov. 29, 2013
John E. Cox, 63, of Bedford, died at 7:38 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born Feb. 10, 1950, in Martin County, he was the son of Berlin and Mary (Riggle) Cox. He married Deborah R. Gore on June 13, 1970 and she survives. He was a laborer, mechanic and a member of the Silverville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah, of Bedford; a daughter, Lelah Rainey and husband, David (Hot Dog) of Bedford; a son, Berlin James Cox and wife, Terika of Monroe City, IN; six grandchildren, Devon W., Dillon K. and Denise J. Cornett, Aaron James Walls, Darian J. and Logan B. Cox; one great-granddaughter, Chesney Rae; three brothers, Ray Cox of West Baden, Joe Cox of Danville, and Paul Dean Cox of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Kenneth Pedigo; two brothers, David Lee and Darrel Gene Cox; a sister, Wanda June Cox Estes.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Church in Silverville with Pastor Rick Smale officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Visitation will be held at the Mount Pleasant Church in Silverville from 5 to 10 p.m. today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of John at www.daycarter.com.
Nov. 17, 1919 — Nov. 30, 2013
Mildred Edith Connerley, 94, passed away at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born Nov. 17, 1919, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Vaude and Lilly (Light) Dorsett. She married Floyd A. Connerley in 1936 and he preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1994.
Mildred was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Donald L. (Judy) Connerley, Mitchell; grandchildren, Donald Scott Connerley, Brian Lee (Margaret) Connerley, Brett Alan (Shannon) Connerley, Bradley J. (Michelle) Connerley, Maggie Connerley Snack; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kiera, Kendra, Drew, Alexis, Jacob, Trevor and Hunter Connerley
Her parents; husband; and brothers, George Dorsett and Max Dorsett, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Scott Connerley, Brian Connerley, Brett Connerley, Brad Connerley, Drew Connerley, and Bailey Connerley.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Nancy Elaine Chastain, 79, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.
Phyllis M. Guthrie, 87, Bedford, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday at Johnson Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
Peggy Rocco, 75, Bedford, died at 10:08 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Virgil D. Markham
Virgil D. Markham, 71, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
December 02, 2013
Dec. 31, 1968 — Nov. 29, 2013
Robert Dale Basler, 44, loving father and best friend, passed away Friday morning, November 29, 2013, in Bloomington.
Born December 31, 1968, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ed Myott and Nora (Smith) Basler. He was adopted by John Basler.
He loved fishing, camping and hunting.
Surviving: daughter, Shayla Jo Basler, Mitchell; former wife, Kathy (Moore) Basler, Mitchell; father, Ed Myott, Largo, Fla.; a sister, Michelle Grace, Williams; brother, Eddie Basler, Chattanooga, Tenn.; several adopted siblings and several nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
“Forever, we will carry your heart in ours.”
Cremation was chosen; there will be no visitation or service at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn L. Hall
June 18, 1941 — Nov. 26, 2013
Evelyn L. Hall passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Lawrence County on June 18, 1941, to Roy and Mary (Payton) Winegar.
Evelyn married Dean Hall on Feb. 9, 1962, in Lawrence County, and he survives.
She attended the Salvation Army and was an avid bowler and animal lover.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Hall of Bedford; one daughter, Christenia “Tina” Pence of Bedford; one son, Scott Hall of Oklahoma; one sister, Anita (Tim) Johnston of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Mary (Bob Smith) Hutslar, Katonya White, Michael Blunk, Jacob (Jenny) Blanton, Amanda Blunk and Klayton Pence; and great-grandchildren, Abbie White, Sarah Hutslar, Joshua and Joey Blunk, Johnny Blanton, Haley Blanton, Gracie Blanton, Tobie Jo Blanton, Kayden Blanton and Andrew Blanton.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Winifred “Donnie” Winegar.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
Nov. 17, 1919 — Nov. 30, 2013
Mildred Edith Connerley, 94, died Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Aug. 9, 1935 — Dec. 1, 2013
Barbara Rose Webb, 78, Campbellsburg, died Sunday at her home. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Cremation will follow. Burial will be at a later date in Silverville Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.
Robert (Bob) D, Brinegar
Robert (Bob) D, Brinegar passed away 11/12/13 in Roswell, NM. He was born in Oolitic, Indiana on May 7,1930.
Graduated from Bedford High School.
He is survived by his wife Sarah Moyer Brinegar of Roswell, and his half brother Gene Brinegar, of Newburgh, In, and a step sister Valeska Elrod of St Augustine, Fl, several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Stoddard Brinegar, mother Ruth Pirtle Brinegar, step mother Ethel Henderson Brinegar. He was also preceded in death by a step brother Bob Carson.
There was no memorial service according to his wishes.
December 01, 2013
Dec. 12, 1942 — Nov. 28, 2013
Darrell Arthur, 70, of Springville, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at IU Health, Bedford.
Born December 12, 1942, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Pikey and Nora E (Fulk) Arthur.
He married Sandy (Inman) Arthur on September 10, 1960; and she survives.
He retired from Ford/Visteon. He had also worked at Extruded Alloys. He attended Oolitic High School. He was a former member of Odd Fellows of Springville. He enjoyed driving stock cars and drag cars. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife Sandy, of Springville; his mother, Nora E. Arthur, of Greene County; two sons, Robert Darrell (Beverly) Arthur, of Springville, and Randall Arthur, of Springville; one daughter, Kelly Arthur, of Bloomington; three brothers, Roger (Carolyn) Arthur, of Bloomfield, Rickey (Arlena) Arthur, of Springville, and Timmy (Jackie) Arthur, of Bloomfield; two sisters, Arlene (Jerry) Jackson, of Florida, and Lucy (Dana) Chambers, of Bloomfield; five grandchildren, Jarred Arthur, Robert “Jody” Arthur, Emma Arthur, James Tyler, and Hillary Repollett; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend Rocky.
He was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Judy Gardner.
Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday, December 2, 2013, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
John E. Cox
John E. Cox, 63, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.