Obituaries

Obituaries – September 2014

September 16, 2014

Helen G. Blackwell

Oct. 5, 1924 — Sept. 14, 2014

Helen Geraldine “Jerry” Blackwell, 89, of Bedford, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harrison and Hazel (Keithley) King. She married Burl Wayne Blackwell on June 18, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2006.

She worked at M. Fine & Sons, was a homemaker and attended Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, John (Cathy) Blackwell of Springville and James (Judy) Blackwell of Bedford; one daughter, Nancy (Stan) Griffith of Bloomington; grandchildren, Julie (Mike) England, Tom (Kelli) Blackwell, Jamie Blackwell, Rob (Amanda) Blackwell and Derek (Lauren) Blackwell; step-grandchildren, Tony (Jennifer) Griffith, Robin (Steve) Bradford, Tracy Harrison, Tony (April) Harrison and Travis Harrison and (Heather Needham); great-grandchildren, Jesse England, Conner Blackwell, Kylee Blackwell, Daulton Blackwell, Devin Blackwell and Dayson Blackwell; and step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Harrison, Zach Harrison, Zane Harrison, Zayden Harrison, Dakota Harrison, Dayton Harrison, Dillon O’Rourke and Cameron O’Rourke.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Lawrence and Louis.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Cornwell and Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Luther W. Voorhies

Aug. 17, 1938 — Sept. 9, 2014

Luther Willie Voorhies, 76, passed away Sept. 9 peacefully with family by his side.

He was the son of Arnold and Mae Voorhies of Springville.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter and son.

He is also survived by two brothers,  David (Carol) Voorhies and Paul (Bernice) Voorhies; and two sisters, Peggy (Gary) Lane and Phyllis (Donnie) Cobb all of Springville.

He was veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Rochester Los Angeles, Calif. Private service was held.

September 15, 2014

William S. Terry

Feb. 8, 1927 — Sept. 13, 2014

William “Bill” Terry, 87, Silverville, died at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born Feb. 8, 1927, in Martin County, he was the son of George Earl and Lillian Thelma (Mitchell) Terry. He married Norma Anabel Craig on March 24, 1945, and she preceded him in death on June 20, 2014.

He was a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church for 71 years, where he served as deacon, trustee, song leader, and church care taker.

He retired as a motor vehicle supervisor at NAD Crane after 31 years; he had also been a school bus driver for the NLCS corporation, and co-owner of Terry Brothers Trucking with his brother Bob.

Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WW II.

He was known as the watermelon man, selling melons under the tree in the yard.

Survivors include one son, William Duane Terry and wife Julia of Fayetteville; two daughters, Judith Karen Bailey of Silverville and Jeaneen Sharon Sons and husband Steve of Bedford; grandchildren, Monte, Marty, Michael, Stephanie, Whitney, Courtney, Greg and Niki; great-grandchildren, Brenna, Layna, Chase, Braden, Britan, Kendal, Bailey Ann, Hayden, Gage, Colton and Katie; two brothers, Gene Terry of Ohio and James Terry and wife Judith of Bedford; sister-in-law, Marcella Terry of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; grandson, William Kent Bailey; son-in-law, Larry Bailey; brothers, John and Bob Terry; and sisters, Mildred Terrell and Mary Ruth McCollum.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at noon on Wednesday in the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post  No. 33.

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

Wyman D. Chenault

Aug. 11, 1941 — Sept. 12, 2014

Wyman Dale Chenault, 73, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at 6:55 p.m. on Friday in Bedford, with loved ones at his side.

He was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 11, 1941, to Kenneth “Coke” Chenault and Ethel (Hawkins) Chenault. He attended school at Oolitic and was a retired steel worker.

Survivors include his friend, Carole Tewney and her granddaughter, Cheyanne Lyons of Bedford; two sons, Denny Joe Chenault of Bedford and Bobby Dycus of South Carolina; two daughters, Richele Denniston and Sunnie Chenault, both of Carlsbad, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Faye Shaver and Bette O’Brien, both of California, and Karen McDowell of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Danny and Kirby.

There will be no visitation hours. Dale will be laid to rest at Breckenridge Cemetery by his brother Danny at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Blackwell

Helen Geraldine (King) Blackwell, 89, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 14, 2014

Irla Oneita Burnette

May 22, 1919 — Sept. 11, 2014

Irla Oneita Burnette, 95, of Springville, died at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born May 22, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Marcus and Nanny Bell (Kirk) Strauser. She married James Matthew Burnette on October 26, 1939, and he survives. She was a factory worker for Sarkes Tarzian and RCA, and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, James, of Springville; two sons, Raymond Doyle Burnette and Donald M. Burnette and wife, Yvonne Lou, all of Springville; eight grandchildren, James, Robert, Michael, Scott, Jerry, Randall, DeLinda Allexander and Theresa Allen; fourteen great- grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law, Leona Sue Burnette; two sisters, Alice Dobson and Marjorie Strauser; a brother, Wayne Strauser, and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16th, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 15th, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, September 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Irla at www.daycarter.com.

September 13, 2014

Irla O. Burnette

May 22, 1919 — Sept. 11, 2014

Irla Oneita Burnette, 95, Springville, died at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

September 12, 2014

Terry A. Smith

Feb. 16, 1950 — Sept. 10, 2014

Terry A. Smith, 64, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Fredrick M. and Mavis J. (Humphries) Smith. He married Betty Burress on Aug. 9, 1980, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School, Class of 1968. He received his B.S. Degree from Oakland City College and his Masters from Indiana State University. He was a retired school teacher at Bedford North Lawrence High School, North Lawrence Vocational School and Shawswick Middle School.

He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. He ran the scoreboard for 25 years at BNL Basketball Games. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 30 years, and a past member of the ISTA. He enjoyed golfing, history, cars, and aviation.

Surviving are his wife, Betty of Bedford; two sisters, Janice (Bill) Wilson of Bloomington and Carolyn (James) McGowen of Bloomington; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarship Foundation or the White River Humane Society.

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

Pauline Saliba

June 24, 1928 — Sept. 11, 2014

Pauline Saliba, 86, Mitchell, passed away Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 24, 1928, in Marion, Ill., she was the daughter of Webb and Emma (Sims) Burleson. She married Tammer Saliba June 15, 1948, and he preceded her in death, Sept. 9, 2007.

Pauline was a homemaker, and served as an evangelistic singer throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. She graduated from Marion (Illinois) High School in 1946.

She was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene, First United Methodist Church in Herrin, Ill., and the Red Hat Society.

Surviving are sons, Larry Dean (Susan Joyce) Saliba of Mitchell, David Lee (Marcia) Saliba of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Stephen Paul (Ginger) Saliba of Peotone, Ill.; grandchildren, Christopher Saliba, Jimmy (April) Saliba, David Lee (Aura) Saliba II, M.D., Hardy (Tina) Saliba, Eddie Saliba, John Saliba and Andrew Saliba; great-grandchildren, Lily Faith Saliba, Kinsey Hope Saliba, Emmy Grace Saliba, Malaya Rayne Saliba, Layton Taylor Saliba, and David Alexander Saliba; and brother, Bill (Jean) Burleson  of Beecher, Ill.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with the Reverend Matt Moore officiating. Graveside service and burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, Ill., at 10 a.m. (CDT) on Monday.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Arrantements were entrusted to Haverly Funeral Chapel.

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

Vicky E. King

May 27, 1949 — Sept. 11, 2014

Vicky Elaine (Grissom) King, 65, passed away Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 27, 1949, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Herbert and Barbara “Sissy” Grissom Pruett. She married Warren King May 22, 1971.

Vicky was a secretary and bookkeeper at South Lawrence Utilities and retired in 2012 with 28 years of service.

Surviving are her husband Warren King of Huron; children, Troy (Sara) King of Bedford and Shelly (Jason) Knear of Corydon; grandchildren, Maverick Todd, Logen Causey, Dakota King, Mersadies King, Makarah McFarlan, Makayla Elaine Michelle King, and Dalton, Ryshauna, Dylan, Eryck, Garrett Knear; great-grandson, Bradley Todd; and siblings, Steve (Patsy) Grissom of Mitchell, Mark (Patty) Grissom, Deborah “Annie” (Melvin) Buechler and Paula Grissom, all of Bedford.

Her parents and brother, David Grissom, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Reverend Matt Moore officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Phoebe Hamilton

Jan. 28, 1941 — Sept. 9, 2014

Phoebe Lou Hamilton, 73, Mitchell, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. A private service will be held at this time with a memorial service at a later date. The Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Voorhies

Willie Voorhies, 76, born in Springville, died in Florida. Baldwin Brothers funeral and cremation society is in charge of arrangements.

Irla Burnette

Irla O. Burnette, 95, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 11, 2014

Phyllis Turner

Nov. 21, 1928 — Sept. 7, 2014

Phyllis Turner, 85, of Russell, Ky., another Child of the One True King went Home to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday at Oakmont Manor. Her husband and daughter were at her bedside.

Phyllis was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Bedford, and was the daughter of the late Lisman and Marie (Foddrill) Tyler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Bratchie and Myrtle Foddrill and Henry and Alice Martin; and an aunt and uncle, Carl (Iantha) Foddrill.

Phyllis was a member of the graduating class of 1947 from Bedford High School and a cheerleader for the boys basketball team her junior and senior years.

She was a member of the Leadership Group that established the Community Bible Study Program in Ashland and served as their Coordinator until she retired after 15 years of volunteer service.

She was a member of Ashland First United Methodist Church, Asbury Sunday School Class, Chancel Choir, Emmaus Community, Methodist Women and other church committees.

She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a loving wife and mother that provided a Christian atmosphere in her home. She was a faithful prayer warrior and loved the Lord.

Phyllis enjoyed golf, bridge, skating, music, traveling, reading and Bible study.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill Turner of Russell, Ky.; her daughter, Donna (Richard) Barber of Russell; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack (Delores) Turner of Bedford; cousins, David (Linda) Foddrill of Plainfield, and their children and grandchildren; and Kathryn Marie Henschen of Bedford.

She possessed a sweet spirit that permeated her witnessing and was loved by many and will surely be missed.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel with the Rev. John Street officiating. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Friends may make contributions in her memory to First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Avenue.

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

Helen L. Webster

April 28, 1928 — Sept. 9, 2014

Helen L. Webster, 86, of Bedford passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born in Bedford on April 28, 1928, to Vet and Mabel (Stevens) Webster.

Survivors include her three sisters, Frances (Robert) Priddy of Rushville, Madie Allen of Bedford, and Nancy (Charles) Harden of Bloomington; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Webster of Bedford and Shirley Webster of Indianapolis; many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles Webster, John (Martha) Webster and James Webster; one sister, Rose (Charlie) Priddy; and one brother-in-law, Charles Allen.

Private services will be held for family.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Johnson 

June 20, 1960 — Sept. 10. 2014

Timothy A. Johnson, 54, of Bedford, passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Bloomington on June 20, 1960, to Jerry and Donna (Culver) Johnson. Timothy married Barbara Wensink on June 4, 1987, in Bloomington and she survives.

Timothy was retired from Visteon in Bedford

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Johnson of Bedford; one son, Jeff (Melinda) Johnson of Bedford; one daughter, Sarah Johnson of Yuma, Ariz.; his mother, Donna Haynes of Bloomington; two brothers, Daniel Johnson of Ellettsville and Michael Johnson of Bloomington; and one sister, Beth Morris of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Johnson; and two sisters, Bonnie Johnson and Lisa Johnson.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2014, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. The family will receive family and friends from 11 a.m. until service time.

Michael D. Canada

Feb. 19, 1952 — Aug. 29, 2014

BEDFORD — Michael Dean Canada, 62, Bedford, passed away at his residence on Aug. 29.

He had lived a long productive life, plagued by many health problems in the last few years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle Wayne Canada and Juanita JoAnn Brown; and brothers Nick Canada and Tom Canada.

He is survived by brother, Frank Canada and wife Catherine of Bedford; and several nieces and cousins.

Mike chose cremation and was laid to rest next to his mother in the Dive Christian Cemetery.

Diana Campbell

Nov. 23, 1968 — Sept. 4, 2014

Diana L. Campbell,  45, of Mitchell died at 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 4, at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 10, 2014

R. Muriel Evans

Oct. 27, 1953 — Sept. 9, 2014

R. Muriel Evans, 60, of Bedford, passed away at 4 a.m. on Tuesday in Bedford.

Born Oct. 27, 1953, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bob and Maxine (Fish) Dalton. She married Phil Evans on Nov. 10, 1974; and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2006.

She was a very active member in Fayetteville Baptist Church, where she was an AWANA director and Sunday school teacher for several years.

She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1972. She worked as a Certified Insurance Consultant many years for Keach & Grove, Bedford, and for Hylant Insurance, Bloomington.

Surviving are her son, Joe Evans (fiance’ Arienne Gratzer) of Bedford; her daughter, Keyla (Luke) Lindell of Bloomington; grandchildren Gavin and Gibson Evans and Evan and Presley Lindell; brother, Emmett (Susie) Dalton of Bedford; sisters, Lois (John) Guthrie and Abby (Gary) Flynn, both of Bedford; her mother-in-law, Jane Sowders of Greenwood; two sisters-in-law, Trudy (Roland) Holtsclaw of Greenwood and Christie Sowders of Columbus; one brother-in-law, Toby (Sam) Evans of Orleans; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phil Evans; and her father-in-law, Ben Evans.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Fayetteville Baptist Church AWANA Program.

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

Patricia A. Kindred

Sept. 14, 1941 — Sept. 8, 2014

Patricia Ann Kindred, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 11:16 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1941, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James and Bernice (George) Henderson.

She was a member of East Oolitic Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, James K. Pursell of Indianapolis; three daughters, Jena York and Lisa Lane of Bedford, and Denise Rash of Spencer; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany Richter, Nikki Richter, Trista Gipson, Brandon Richter, Patric York, Matthew York, Meisha Roberts, Dustin Mills, Miranda Worley, Michael Worley, and Micah Mills;18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Brenda DePierre, of Colorado Springs; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandchild.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Dennis K. Ray

Aug. 14, 1957 — Sept. 9, 2014

Dennis Keith Ray, 57, of Medora, died at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, in Bloomington.

He was born Aug. 14, 1957, in Seymour, the son of Forrest and Maysel (Temple) Ray. He married Treasa Davidson on Jan. 20, 1979, at the Medora Christian Church, and she survives.

He retired from Mitchell and Stark Construction in 2012 after 11 years of service as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of Operator Union No. 181 in Kentucky. He was in the National Guard from 1976-84.

He loved dirt track racing, fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons, Byron (Summer) Ray of Norman, Brad (Tessa) Ray of Brownstown, and Wes (Morgan) Ray of Medora; four grandchildren, Madison Ray, Kade Ray, Remington Ray and Ellena Ray; three brothers, Gene Ray of Mitchell, Harold (Sharon) Ray of Heltonville, and Randy (Karen) Ray of Loogootee; six sisters, Sue (Dick) Hackney of Fort Ritner, Arlene (Max) Hinderlider of Medora, Mary (Jim) Cowels of Campbellsburg, Sandy Hattabaugh of Brownstown, Annette (Dean) Bowers of Haleysburg, and Dana Shosten of Salem; his father- and mother-in-law, Dallas and Priscilla Davidson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Steven Ray, Melvin Ray, Roger Ray and Wayne Ray.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora. Burial will follow in Weddleville Cemetery in Medora.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Phoebe L. Hamilton

Phoebe L. Hamilton, 73, Mitchell, died at 9:59 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel.

September 09, 2014

Donald Steup

Dec. 23, 1926 — Sept. 8, 2014

Donald “Don” Steup, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Raymond R. and Ethel (Faucett) Steup. He married Sue Tow in 1996; and she survives.

He was a retired Fireman and Captain in Fort Wayne, where he served for 30 years.

He attended Calvary Lutheran Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Sue of Bedford; one son, Ray Steup of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Dawn Steup, of Fort Wayne; one stepson, Mark Craft, of Fortville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home-Foster Park in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Linden Wood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons-Foster Park, Fort Wayne.

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

Roxanne Gilbert

April 25, 1960 — Sept. 7, 2014

Roxanne Gilbert, 54, passed away Sunday afternoon at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 25, 1960, in Gary, she was the daughter of John E. “Gene” and Annabeth (Christy) Kacher. She married Steven C. Gilbert on Nov. 27, 1987.

For several years Roxanne was director of the First Baptist Church Daycare where she was a member, and loved by all. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1979.

Surviving are her husband, Steven C. Gilbert of Mitchell; sons, John Paul (Cami) Flynn of Bedford, Adam David (Ashlee) Flynn of Bedford and Joshua Landon Gilbert of Mitchell; her parents, Gene and Beth Kacher of Mitchell; father-in-law, James T. Gilbert of Bedford; grandchildren, Chase Flynn, Charity Flynn, Nicholas Flynn, Eli Flynn, and Bella Ruth Flynn; siblings, Raymond E. (Janie) Kacher of Merrillville, Alice (Joe) McFadden of Bedford, Lloyd D. (Carla) Kacher of Mitchell, and Bridget (Larry) Sanders of Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her grandparents, Lloyd and Hilda Christy, and mother-in-law, Emily Gilbert, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

September 08, 2014

Thomas F. Johnson Jr.

July 22, 1930 — Sept. 4, 2014

Thomas Froman Johnson Jr., 84, Orleans, passed away at 12:03 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born July 22, 1930, in Petersburg, he was the son of Thomas Froman and Stella (Colvin) Johnson Sr. He married Sheila Rae Decker July 24, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 30, 2012.

He retired from Allison Transmission.

Thomas was a member and past master of Raleigh Masonic Lodge No. 640 F& AM

Surviving is a son, Keith Edward Johnson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kristie Kirk, Angela Stryzinski and Detra Craft; 12 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; daughter, Trenda Kaye Blagg; and grea-great-granddaughter, Chloe Stryzinski, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dr. O. W. Willis and the Rev. Aaron Willis officiating. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at Williams Cemetery in Pike County.

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

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

Kenneth J. Arthur

Oct. 26, 1959 — Sept. 6, 2014

Kenneth J. Arthur, 54, Odon, died at 7:55 a.m. on Saturday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 26, 1959, in Tippecanoe County, to  Kenneth M. Arthur and Onnie (Arms-Arthur) Hart. On Sept. 27, 1995, he married Sandra (Salmon) Arthur and she survives.

He was disabled and a veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Arthur of Odon; four daughters, Shanan and husband Frank Meadows of Bedford, Samantha and husband Greg Blevins of Odon, Tabitha and husband Danny Arthur of Odon, and Bobbie Jo and husband Jason Carlisle of Mitchell; five sons, Kenneth Ray and wife Amber Arthur of Greene County, Danny Joe and wife Falisha Arthur of Loogootee, Gary and wife Amanda Campbell of Loogootee,  Robert and wife Michelle Arthur and Billy Arthur, all of Bedford; three brothers, Tony Arthur of Williams, Rick Arthur of Loogootee and Danny Arthur of Odon; three sisters, Eva Arthur of French Lick, Lisa Graham of Loogootee and Sandy Buchanan of Elnora; 31 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth M. Arthur; and one daughter.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Odon United Methodist Church with Pastor Ura Miller Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m.today at the Odon United Methodist Church.

Brocksmith-Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakewaglerfuneralhomes.com.

Roxanne Gilbert

Roxanne Gilbert, 54, Mitchell, died Sunday afternoon at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 07, 2014

Lillie Beasley

May 27, 1940 — Sept. 5, 2014

Lillie May Beasley, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

Born on May 27, 1940, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Frank and Myrtle (Sauerweine) Watz. She was a graduate of George Washington High School and Purdue University. She taught at West Newton Elementary School before she married Robert Beasley on April 17, 1971. They lived in Monrovia before making Owen County their home for 20 years, where she was active with the Clay Township Extension Homemakers, and moved to Bedford in 1998.

Lillie was very active with Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts from 1987 until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, serving as a Trainer for Trainers, attending several National Conventions, and leading girls on trips to Our Cabana in Mexico in 1993 and 1997. She was also a Master Gardener, an avid reader and a fantastic cook.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Michael and Ray Beasley; daughter, Melissa (Dennis) Ehase; five grandchildren, Ethan, Rachel and Isabella Duhn, and Ashley and Austin Ehase.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Kevin Smith will be officiating. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lillie at www.daycarter.com.

September 06, 2014

John W. Payton

Feb. 25, 1964 — Sept. 4, 2014

John William Payton, 50, Mitchell, died Thursday morning at his residence. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Payton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Lillie Beasley

Lillie Beasley, 74, Bedford, died Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Thomas Johnson Jr.

Thomas Johnson Jr., 84, Mitchell, died Thursday following a traffic accident. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 05, 2014

Gib Smith

March 7, 1936 — Sept. 3, 2014

Gib Smith of Salem, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Salem Hospital at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 27 days.

He was born March 7, 1936, in Manchester, Ky. He was the son of the late Warden Smith and Flora (Roberts) Smith. Gib married Dec. 4, 1960, to Carole (Mitchell) Smith, who survives.

He was retired from the old Link Handle Company in Salem and was a former employee with Hughes Tire Service in Salem.

He was a resident of Washington County for most of his life, was a member of the Cornerstone Family Church, and a former member of the Conservation Club and the Coon Hunter’s Club.

His survivors include daughters, Candas (Troy) Merry of Salem and Rosita (Tim) Voorhies of Mitchell; son, Chad Smith of Campbellsburg; four brothers, Benny Smith of Salem, Leroy Smith of Bedford, and Ray Smith and Mike Smith of Salem; three sisters, Veda Naugle of Scottsburg, Bernice Garrett of Salem and Sandy Graham of Pekin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gib was preceded in death by one son, Junior Smith; two brothers; and one sister.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

Visitation hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cornerstone Family Church of Campbellsburg, care of the Reverend Tim Voorhies, 630 Quail Run Road Mitchell, Indiana 47446.

September 04, 2014

Bonnie H. Bray

Oct. 13, 1967 — Aug. 30, 2014

Bonnie Hildum Bray, 46, of Bedford, died at 5:56 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 13, 1967, in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was the daughter of Walter Ladon and Rosalie Jean (Meek) Hildum. She married Thomas Bray on Oct. 12, 2006, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and was involved with women’s ministries in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas of Bedford; three sons, Chris Hunter of Missouri, and Eric and Jeffrey Hunter, both of Greencastle; a daughter, Amanda Hunter of Greencastle; her father, Walter Hildum of Bloomington; four sisters, Connie Lemmons and husband Robert and Rosie Hildum all of Bedford, Shelly Nisbet and husband Rick of Bloomington and Donna Jean Hudson and husband Howard of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, Val Meek; and sister, Sherry Hildum Simmons.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at New Union Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will follow.

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

Elnora Jeanette Martin

Oct. 7, 1939 — Aug. 30, 2014

Elnora Jeanette Martin, 74, of Avoca, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Oct. 7, 1939, in Monroe County she was the daughter of Bee and Lela (Butcher) Prince. She married Bill Martin on June 3, 1955, and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2011.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Martin and her companion David Smith; one son, Bradley Martin; three grandchildren, Billy Mills, Jesse Mills and Danielle Martin; four great-grandchildren: B.J. Mills, Zachary Mills, Kaytlyn Mills and Issac Mills; one great-great-granddaughter: Brilyn Mills; one sister, Judy Brain and husband Joe; one brother, Virgil Prince; two step grandchildren, Anthony Grubb and Tanaea Harkness; and one step-great-grandchild, Jayden Grubb.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Wilma Deckard, Virginia Verble and Beulah Hearth; and five brothers: Danny Prince, Randall Prince, Ernest Prince, James Prince and Robert Prince.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Roy E. Key

May 12, 1936 — Sept. 2, 2014

Roy E. Key, 78, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House Bloomington. Roy had been ill for two years, seriously ill for one week, and died from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Born May 12, 1936, in Williams, he was the son of Richard and Ilene (Moore) Key. He married Diana Lee on June 8, 1989, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and she survives. They celebrated their 25th anniversary in June 2014.

He worked 45 years at U.S. Gypsum, retiring in 2001 and was a lifelong farmer. Roy was baptized at the old First Baptist Church, Bedford, and later joined St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where he actively enjoyed working with the Bereavement Committee and Senior Club.

Roy also prided himself on raising his own pumpkins and squash and loved baking pies and breads and sharing these with family and friends.

Roy was a graduate of Williams High School with the Class of 1955 and was also a six-year member of Indiana Army National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Diana Key of Bedford; one son, Mark E. Key of Bedford; one daughter, Christie Jenkins of Bedford; one stepson, Brent Terry of French Lick; granddaughters, Erica Brooke Guthrie, Cassandra Terry, Nicole Terry and Jennifer Ramirez, all of Bedford; one grandson, Landon Key of Bedford; three brothers, John Robert Key and Donald Key, both of Bedford, and Jerry Key of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eugene Key; two sisters, Mary Cummings and Pauline Robards; one half brother, Leo Key; and one half sister, Claudine Craig.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday 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.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Pall Bearers will be Jeff Key, Rusty Key, Bryant Trambaugh, Barrett Allbright, Kenneth Ratliff and David Robards.

Flower Bearers will be Cassandra Terry, Nicole Terry and Kayla Trambaugh.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund.

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

Salmon Memorial

A memorial service for Nelva Jewell Salmon, who died in April, will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Fairview Church. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend.

September 03, 2014

Mary E. Hatfield

July 30, 1926 — Sept. 1, 2014

Mary Ellen Hatfield, 88, of Bedford, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday at Indiana University Health, Bloomington.

She was born on July 30, 1926, in Bedford, to the late Henry and Sylvia (Brown) Yeskie. She married Ernie Hatfield on Nov. 23, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1994.

She is survived by her companion and friend, Harry Abel and their dog Angel; her son, Ernie Hatfield and wife Brenda of Clinton; her grandson, Jason Hatfield and wife Jennifer and great-granddaughter, Kate, of Camby; her extended family, Edward and Peggy Dotson of Columbus, Ohio, Michael and Cindy Condra and their daughter Makenzie of Selvin, and Katie Crulo of Avoca; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband; first daughter-in-law, Carol Pritchett; grandson, Henry Hatfield; brothers, Ralph Yeskie and wife Frankie, Bob Yeskie and wife Frances, and Dale Yeskie, whose wife Patty survives.

She was a lifelong member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered to the charity of the donor’s choice or to the Oolitic Baptist Church, in Mary’s memory.

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

Mary K. Eads 

Sept. 28, 1945 — Aug. 30, 2014

Mary K. Eads (Cat Taylor), 68, of Bedford, died at 10:39 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1945, in Nashville, she was the daughter of Paul and Mildred (Jordan) Francis. She married Shelva Taylor on Nov. 15, 1966, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2012.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sons, Shelby Taylor, Michael Taylor and Kevin Taylor and wife Melanie, all of Bedford; two daughters, Nina Brock of Bedford and Pauline Hansen and husband Allen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Clarence Francis.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Springville Cemetery West with Clarence Brown officiating. No calling hours are scheduled.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

Steven J. Padgett

June 2, 1947 — Sept. 1, 2014

Steven Joe Padgett, 67, of Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born June 2, 1947, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Harold and Geraldine (Haws) Padgett.

He retired from NWSC Crane as a pipefitter and was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church.

Survivors include several cousins and caregivers, Nancy Edwards and husband Junior of Bedford, Janice Wheeler, Matthew Crane and wife Toni, Bryant Crane, Haylie Crane and Tia Wheeler, all of Bedford; an uncle, Kenneth Haws; and his beloved cat, Euro.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled.

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

Randy A. Burton

Nov. 1, 1954 — Sept. 2, 2014

Randy Alan Burton, 59, of French Lick,  passed away on Tuesday at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1954, in Bedford, to Robert and Mary (Stackhouse) Burton.

Randy was a retired employee of the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane. He served his county as a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church where he still holds the record for attendance of 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Lolita Burton of French Lick;  one son, Ryan Thomas Burton of Solsberry; one daughter,  Amber Louise Burton of Oregon; one sister, Bonnie Burton Taylor of French Lick; two nephews,Aaron Jimenez Panama City, Panama and Erik Jimenez Wellington of Florida; and one cousin, Ron Stackhouse Fairland.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. with Brother Ross Stackhouse and Stacy Downing officiating. Burial will follow in the Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Food Pantry or to the Black Hawk Back Pack Blessings.

Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Marjorie L. Reynolds

Sept. 25, 1933 — Sept. 1, 2014

“For I am now ready to be offered; and the time of my departure is at hand” I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Marjorie Louise (Skeen) Reynolds, age 80, of Leesburg, Fla., went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday.

She was born Sept. 25, 1933, at Bedford in Lawrence County, to Roy and Imogene (Davis) Skeen.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; aunts and uncles; a brother, Michael Skeen (whom she raised); and a granddaughter, Amber Brooke.

She married Jackie Dean Reynolds on Nov. 26, 1953, in Bedford.

She is survived by her husband, Jackie Dean Reynolds of Leesburg; daughter, Jan Glessner and husband Brad of Eustis, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey Reynolds of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Harwood of Greenwood,  Bailey Glessner of Orlando, Fla., and Dalton Glessner of Eustis, Fla.; great-grandson, Cooper Harwood and another one to arrive in April 2015. Also surviving are a brother, Jimmie Skeen of Orleans; sisters, Karen Pace (Charles) and Mary E. Mathews both of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins who survive her.

She has been a “Mom” to many younger people who loved her and called her Mom. She loved her children, grandchildren and extended families.

She had worked and retired from the Department of the Navy at Crane.

She was a member of long standing of First Baptist Church of Eustis.

A Celebration of Life was at 11 a.m. today at Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares, Fla. Burial will be in Lakeside Memory Garden, Eustis, Fla.

Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall.

Edwin Walton

April 13, 1973 — Aug. 31, 2014

Edwin “Eddie” Walton, 41, of Bedford, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Eddie went home to be with Jesus on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

He was born on April 13, 1973, in Washington County, to Tommy Shelton and Lena Stannard. He married Crystal Dawn (Craig) Walton on May 19, 1995, and she survives.

Eddie was owner/operator of Ed’s Auto Glass and a member of the Friendly Bible Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and riding four wheelers with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Walton; three daughters, Vanessa (Micah) (Morrow) Murphy, Kimberly Walton, and Heather Walton; sister, Jessica Tow; nieces, Selena Thorton, Audrey Thorton, and LaKayla Thorton; and nephews, Tyler Jenkins and Elijah Jenkins.

Eddie was a loving husband, father and expectant grandfather, waiting on the arrival of two grandchildren in January and February 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Sharon Trueblood; grandfather, Claude Stannard; and cousins, Lena Rose Stannard and Shane Stannard.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Homewith Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Carlton Cemetery in Buddha

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

Elnora J. Martin

Oct. 7, 1936 — Aug. 30, 2014

Elnora Jeanette Martin, 74, Avoca, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Bonnie Bray

Oct. 13, 1967 — Aug. 30, 2014

Bonnie Bray, 46, Bedford, died at 5:56 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at New Union Christian Church Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Roy E. Key

Roy E. Key, 78, Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

September 02, 2014

Don Deckard

Sept. 6, 1939 — Aug. 30, 2014

Loniel Don Deckard, 74, Bedford, went to be with Jesus on Saturday evening, unexpectedly.

Born Sept. 6, 1939, he was the son of Wayne and Lavonia (Phillips) Deckard. He married Betty Arthur on July 11, 1964, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Smithville High School.

He retired on Feb. 28, 1993 from Central Foundry where he was a fork lift operator for over 28 years.

He is of the Pentecost Faith and attended The Blackwell Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; one daughter, Treva Sommers and husband Ray of Fort Worth, Texas; one son, Troy Deckard and fiancé Wendy Hedrick and her daughter Kyla of Bedford; one granddaughter, Nicki Sommers; two sisters, Shirley Sowder and husband Farrell of Bedford and June Hammond and husband Marvin of Bedford; one niece, Cami Terry and husband Mike; and two nephews, Doug Sowder and wife Lisa and Jeff Hall and wife Toni.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one brother in infancy, Marvin Dean Deckard; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Hall.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Darren Bowlen and the Rev. Darren May officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

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

C.R. Miracle

Aug. 27, 1935 — Aug. 26, 2014

C.R. Miracle, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 6 a.m. on Aug. 26 at his residence.

Born Aug. 27, 1935, in Stanford, Ky., he was the son of Henry Robert and Mayme Ross (Stamper) Miracle. He married Patricia Joan Alexander Dec. 29, 1957.

He was a master electrician with Alexander Electric, and a dairy farmer.

C.R. graduated from Mitchell High School in 1953 and Purdue University in 1958 with scholastic honors, and was a member of Alpha Zeta. He enjoyed farming, fishing, gardening, repairing pocket watches, Martin watching, and anything John Deere.

He served as a 4-H Leader and was manager of Normandy Farm in Indianapolis.

He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, past president of the Pike Township Farm Bureau, past president of the National Guernsey Cattle Club, and a former member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Pike Township Fire Department Board of Directors.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the choir, and as a deacon and trustee.

C. R. was a U. S. Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Patricia Miracle of Mitchell; children, Alexander R (Tracy) Miracle of Bloomington, Cynthia Dawn (Steven) Sipe of Lebanon, and Steven Ray (Brandy) Miracle of Springville; a sister, Phyllis (Oakleigh) Westfall of Bedford; a brother, Robert F. (Judy) Miracle of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in death.

Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Michael D. Canada

Michael D. Canada, 62, Bedford, died Friday. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Edwin Walton

Edwin “Eddie” Walton, 41, Bedford, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mary K. Eads

Mary K. Eads, 68, Bedford, died at 10:39 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bonnie Bray

Bonnie Bray, 46, Bedford, died at 5:56 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Steven J. Padgett

Steven Joe Padgett, 67, Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Elnora J. Martin

Elnora Jeanette Martin, 74, Springville, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 01, 2014

Coty D. Gilliland

April 28, 1986 — Aug. 27, 2014

Coty D. Gilliland was the beloved son of Autumn Gilliland (Michael Huitt) of Bedford and Rory Rush (Tracy Rush) of Clermont, Fla., and the late Carl Gilliland of Bloomington. He was the father of our amazingly precious eight-year-old son, Caleb Dylan Gilliland.

He had worked at the Tire Barn in Bloomington, Extreme Performance in Ellettsville and Indian Creek Stone Mill in Shoals.

He’s survived by sisters, Cory Gilliland (Chad Luttrell) of Bedford and Megan Rush of Clermont, Fla.; brothers, Justin Rush of Clermont, Fla., and Andy Gilliland of Indianapolis; nieces, Breanna, Katie, Emma and Lillyana; nephews, Julien and Jack; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He’s preceded in death most recently by sister, Carla Gilliland; and nephew, Parker Gilliland Wampler.

Viewing will be in Bedford at Day & Carter Mortuary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, with family one hour prior. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Garrison Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington, by Brother Bruce Kelly.

Contributions to help with the families expenses can be made the day of services.

There will be an open house at Coty’s mother’s home from 4-6 p.m. following the service.

Catherine Houchin

April 6, 1926 — Aug. 28, 2014

Catherine Houchin, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter.

Born April 6, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Laga) Tripp.

Catherine retired from RCA and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children, Sharon Abbott of Leesburg, Fla., and Charles Houchin, Dorothy Wagner, Marlin Houchin, Kathy Cummings and Carol Hughes, all of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Her parents and siblings — George Tripp, Clifford Tripp, Anna Yagos, Frances Kalishek, Mary Mallory, Rose Clouse and Agnes Steigerwald — preceded her in death.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts: Premier Hospice.

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

Lionel D. Deckard

Loniel Don Deckard, 74, Bedford, died at 8:18 pm on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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