Obituaries

Obituaries — March 2017

March 26, 2017

No Obituaries Reported

March 25, 2017

Ellen Marie (Polk) Murphy

Jan. 6, 1931 — March 24, 2017

Ellen Marie Murphy, 86 of Bedford, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born Jan. 6, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Hugh D. and Hallie (Colvin) Polk. She married Harold D. Murphy in 1952; he died in September 1971.

She worked at RCA, Bloomington, several years and retired from there in 1978; she attended Dive Christian Church, Bedford.

Surviving is one son, Stephen T. Murphy; one grandson, Michael J. Murphy of Bedford; one sister, Nellie Polk of Bedford ; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Sarah Boone.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Billy Brim officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Helen L. (Louden) Barieau

Helen Louise (Louden) Barieau, 85, Wendell, N.C., formerly of Bedford, died March 18. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, Knightdale, NC. www.poolefuneralhome.com.

March 24, 2017

Sue Ann (Graves) Little

Nov. 2, 1935 — March 21, 2017

Sue Ann Little, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1935, in Huntingburg, she was the daughter of Allen and Mary Louise (Montgomery) Graves. She married Walter H. “Stibe” Little June 7, 1957, and he preceded her in death July 15, 2010.

Sue retired from Essex. She was a member of the First Church of God and a 1954 graduate of Mitchell High School. Sue loved reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her children, Lisa (Glenn) Coyle of Mitchell, Richard (Missy) Little of Mitchell, Gary Little of Mitchell, Amy Houshour of Mitchell and Lana (Scott) Payton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Matthew Coyle, Amber (Andy) Mullen, Aaron “Bub” (Dara) Little, Brian Coyle, Zachary (Heather) Payton, Cody (Ashley) Payton, Josh Little, Autumn Houshour and Jacob Little; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde “Monty” Stewart of Jasper; and sister, Allene Hunter of Heltonville.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Elmer Stewart, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

John W. Ault

Feb. 18, 1955 — March 22, 2017

John Wayne Ault, 62, of Norman, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. He had been ill for 2 months.

He was a member of the Ratcliff Grove Christian Church. He was a truck driver for Foster Brothers. He was a 1974 graduate of Brownstown Central High School.

John was born on Feb.18, 1955, in Washington County. He married Sylvia Bequeret Ault on July 5, 1975, in Clearspring.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Ault; three children, Jason Wayne (Christol) Ault of Seymour, Jeremy Wade (Amy) Ault of Freetown, and Dana (Chucho) Viveros of Seymour; 11 grandchildren, Payton (Amanda) Ault, Jacob, Olivia, Justin, Melanie, Jackson, Madilyn Ault, Cheaney Reichenbacker, Jaida, Selena, and Elisa Viveros; one great-grandchild, Nya Ault; two brothers, Gerald Ault of Norman and Herb Ault; and five sisters, Geraldine Boling of Mitchell, Kay (Danny) Fisher of Norman, Kathy Gorbett of Seymour, Sherry Baker of Mitchell and Rosie Garduno of Seymour.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jackie Ault.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia, with Mark Moorecraft officiating. Burial will take place at Proctor Cemetery/Dixon Chapel.

Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to the Ratcliff Grove Christian Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.Johnsonfh.net.

Lena D. Stevens

Lena D. Stevens, 67, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home. Service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.

March 23, 2017

Debra K. Deckard

Debra Kay “Debbie” (Young) Deckard, 62, Heltonville, died Monday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Bloomington. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Bloomington.

March 22, 2017

John R. Ellis

July 19, 1930 — March 19, 2017

John R. Ellis, 86, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 19, 1930, in South Bend, he was the son of John Kern and Anna Elizabeth (Grabner) Ellis. He married Jan Arlene Hoover Dec. 24, 1951, and she preceded him in death Oct. 27, 2006.

John retired from Dana Corporation and was a lifelong farmer and gardener. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. John was a member of the Mitchell Lions Club.

Survivors include his children, Michael John Ellis of Jeffersonville, Robert Mark Ellis of Mitchell, and Katherine Ann (Michael) Avery of Jeffersonville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Joan Hert (Gene) Atchison of Mitchell and Marilyn Wright of Orinda, Calif.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Richard Ellis, James Ellis, and Elizabeth Bever, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Debra K. Deckard

Debra Kay “Debbie” (Young) Deckard, 62, Heltonville, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel in Bloomington.

Sue A. Little

Sue Ann (Stewart) Little, 81, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

March 21, 2017

Arnold D. Shelton

Arnold Dewayne Shelton, 70, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Bass Cemetery. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ray G. Cook

Ray G. Cook, 87, Hot Springs, Ark., died Saturday. A celebration of life was at 11 a.m. today at Gross Funeral Home. Burial will be at Dive Cemetery in Bedford at a later date. For full obituary, visit www.GrossFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Ark.

March 20, 2017

Anita Gail Watson

Sept. 29, 1951 — March 17, 2017

Anita Gail Watson died at 9:37 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1951, in Louisville Ky., to Edward and Frances (Martin) Watson. Her mother was Shirley Godsey-Womack. She was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Springville.

Anita or also called Aunt NeNe, loved children and was loved by kids of all ages, she had a natural way of endearing and caring for them. She worked as a nanny for many years. During her illness “NeNe” was surrounded by her loving church, family and friends.

Throughout her lifetime she was proud to have served as an Awana leader, Sunday school teacher, singer and she enjoyed participating in numerous dramatic presentations for her church. She loved her Savior and served him daily. Anita’s influence impacted three generations by living her life as reflected in the quote that “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what”.

Survivors include her brothers, Joseph E. (Missy) Godsey, Garland (Judith) Watson, Denny Watson and Ricky (Kathy) Watson; her sisters, Brenda (Phil) Scott and Sheila Wright; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews including, Joseph W. Godsey, Stephen (Kara) Wright, Joshua J. Wright, Nathan (Melissa) Wright, Stephanie (Mark) Ramstorf, Johnathon Hendrix, Jessica Hendrix and Abigail and Catherine Scott; great-nieces and nephews, Joshua N. and Jenna Wright, Olivia Wright and Jordyn and Mark Ramstorf; and her little dog “Boots.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her mother, Shirley Godsey-Womack; and sisters, Diane Rodrigues and Pearl Ann Wright.

Funeral and visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 1828 Sieboldt Quarry Road, Springville.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Mark Hafenbreidel officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Moyne Imogene (Beasley) Powell

Jan. 15, 1937 — March 18, 2017

Moyne Imogene Powell, 80, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Born Jan. 15, 1937, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Fred and Esther (Winkler) Beasley. She married Bernard Earl Powell Aug.19, 1955.

Moyne had been employed by Mitchell Community Schools and had served as secretary in the elementary schools since 1963. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954, and was a member and organist at Liberty Baptist Church. Her life was children, and she loved to work.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard Powell of Mitchell; daughter, Sheila Annette (Bradley) Mook of Floyds Knobs; son, Timothy Powell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Josh Mook, Seth Mook and Craig Powell; four great-grandchildren; twin brother, Russell (Sue) Beasley of Mitchell; and sister-in-law, Delores Beasley of Mitchell.

Her parents and brother, Charles Beasley, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

Arnold D. Shelton

Arnold D. Shelton, 70, Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 19, 2017

Jason T. Bailey

May 6, 1973 — Mar. 17, 2017

Jason T. Bailey, 43, of Bedford, died at 1:01 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Born May 6, 1973, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dennis “Denny” and G. Susie (Fish) Bailey. He was a Transfer Station Operator for Lawrence County Solid Waste Management District. He was a member of the Mundell Christian Church and an avid hunter.

Survivors include his mother, G. Susie Bailey, of Bedford; one daughter, Andrea Bailey, of Bedford; one son, Mason Bailey, of Bedford; a grandson, Brynn Houlette; his loving companion, Lisa Wilcoxen, of Bedford; one brother, Jared Bailey and his wife, Brittany, of Bedford; uncles David Fish and his wife, Donna, of Bedford, Duane Bailey and his wife, Dana, of Bedford, and Gerald Whitted and his wife, Marjorie, of Heltonville; and aunts Verla Norman and her husband, Don, of Brownstown, JoAnne Bailey, of Bedford, Marian Bartlett and her husband, Joe, of Bedford, Marilyn Grissom, of FL, Annie Hornback and husband, Arvil, of Greenwood, Annette Bailey, of Heltonville, Rita Gray and husband, Raymond, of Salem, Shana Hobson and husband, Mike, of Bedford, and Kay Fish, of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Denny; grandparents, Fred Fish, Ira “Babe” and Thelma Fish Breedlove, and Bill and Gladys Bailey; one aunt, Gloria Bailey; uncles, Ronnie Fish, Carl Bailey, Alfred Fish, Roger Bailey and Lester Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the Mundell Christian Church in Heltonville, with John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at Mundell Christian Church, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at Mundell Christian Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mary E. Warren

Dec. 17, 1919 — Mar. 15, 2017

Mary E. Warren, 97, of Bedford, died at 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Born December 17, 1919, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of James Franklin and Luverna (Burks) Craig. She was a member of the Williams Church of Christ and had been a volunteer at the Bedford Nursing Home. She had worked 18 years as a machine operator at RCA.

Survivors include two sons, Roland Warren of Gulf Port, MS, and Steve Warren and his wife, Donna, of Bedford; one daughter, Loretta Morehead, and her husband, Robert, of Colorado Springs, CO; two granddaughters, Xan Warren of Cookville, TN, and Nichole Krahenbuhl and her husband, Shawn, of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Robbie Warren, and his wife, Mindy, of Bedford, IN; 10 great-grandchildren, Ryan Krahenbuhl, Tyler Krahenbuhl, Shyanna MacAdie, Michaella Sullivan, Aquinnah McLaughlin, Dalton Cooper, Bailey Cooper, Britta Warren, Bella Warren and Beau Warren; four great-great-grandchildren, Keagan, Atreyu, Hailey and Wynter; one sister, Pauline Willis of Shaumburg, IL; and daughter-in-law, Betty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Leonard Dean Warren; one grandson, Raymond Lee Warren; five brothers, Cleophus Craig, Amos William Craig, Herschel Leo Craig, Raymond Craig and Everett Craig; and two sisters, Ruth Davis and Ethel May Craig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington at 12:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bedford North Lawrence Community Scholarship Foundation. The family would like to thank the staff at Stonebridge Health Campus, Garden Villa, and Melanie Hacker and staff with the TASC bus for the love and care they showed Mary for many years. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Millard E. Watts

Millard E. Watts, 69, of Heltonville, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

March 18, 2017

Louis Franklin ‘Doodle’ Briscoe

Sept. 18, 1926 — March 16, 2017

Louis Franklin “Doodle” Briscoe, 90, left this world surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his residence.

Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Mitchell, he was one of 12 children born to Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe. He married the love of his life, Marjorie June Ray, March 19, 1949, and she preceded him in death Aug. 17, 2010.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Ribbon, Expert Rifleman and Victory Medal. He was a member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Doodle was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, Mitchell Senior Citizens and First Christian Church in Bedford.

Doodle retired from Carpenter Body Works, and was co-owner, with his brother, Richard, of Briscoe Mobile Homes before retiring. He then worked with his brother, Basil, doing carpentry work. Those who knew Doodle knew how much he enjoyed working with his hands, such as carpentry, woodworking and just keeping busy. He built his own go-cart and enjoyed racing it. After he stopped racing, he loved watching sprint cars, especially Kevin and Chase. An avid card player, he always looked forward to his Wednesday night game with Richard, David, Annick, Pauline, Bonnie and Danny. He loved dancing with all of his friends, and going to the boat also filled his retirement years. Doodle and Margie certainly dedicated their lives to their family. Doodle was someone who truly lived his life of 90 years……….wooeee!!!!!!

Survivors include his daughter, Vickie (David) Cosner of Bedford; son, Danny (Terri) Briscoe of Bedford; grandchildren, Mark (Trisha) Cosner, Clint (Missy) Cosner, Lori (Jay) Faubion, and Stephanie (Wes) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Katie (Morgan) Cummings, Kenna Cosner, Sidney Faubion, Hayley Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Colton Johnson and Abby (Jared) Hargis; and great-great-granddaughter, Piper Hargis; brothers, Robert (June) Briscoe of Bloomington, Leroy (Shirley) Briscoe of Mitchell, Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell, Basil (Karen) Briscoe of Mitchell; and sister, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford.

His parents; wife; and brothers, James Briscoe, Walter “Bus” Briscoe and Wilbur Briscoe; and sisters, Fern Watson, Ruby Smith and Frances Briscoe, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Millard E. Watts

Oct. 6, 1947 — March 15, 2017

Gene “Hound Dog” Watts, 69, of Heltonville died at 1:01 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence.

Born Oct. 6, 1947, in Vermillion County, Ill., he was the son of Millard A. and Ethel L. (Ponder) Watts.

He retired from General Motors as a machine worker. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 654.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Watts and wife Stephanie; one daughter, Carol Ann Jurca and husband Joe; two grandchildren: Casca and Joshua; and siblings, Linda L. and Richard D.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday with an Eagles Memorial service starting at 1 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mary E. (Craig) Warren

Mary E. (Craig) Warren, 97, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Samuel Dale Harper

Samuel Dale Harper, 65, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Christian Church in Springville. Service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Church. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

William David Knight

William David Knight, 75, of Bedford, died Friday. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. on March 31 at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel, Inc.

March 17, 2017

Emma Darlene ‘Pokie’ (Damron) Williams

March 3, 1940 — March 14, 2017

Emma Darlene “Pokie” Williams, 77, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 3, 1940, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Iris (Elrod) Damron. She married William L. Williams in 1983, and he preceded her in death in 1985.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington and enjoyed reading and puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Sonja (Junior) Mills of Mitchell; granddaughter, Hanna Nicole Mills of Mitchell; sister, Leilani (Duane) Mosier of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; son, Kerry Laine Damron; and siblings, Mary T. Johnson, Wilma L. Wilson, Margie I. Thomas, Timothy J. Burgess, and an infant brother, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Mitchell Community Building.

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

Mary Ellen Bartlett

Nov. 17, 1913 — March 15, 2017

Mary Ellen (Rosenbaum) Bartlett, 103, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1913, in Fort Ritner, she was the daughter of Charles Gilbert and Alice (Jean) Rosenbaum. She married Kemery Bartlett Aug. 31, 1943, and he preceded her in death April 8, 1988.

Mary had been employed as manager at the Kroger Company and was also secretary-treasurer of Standard Oil Company. She graduated from Tunnelton High School and was a member of Sugar Creek Christian Church and American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and living in Florida.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Ray Rosenbaum, Ralph Rosenbaum, Flora Lee, Inez Crane, Lizzie Guthrie, and infant Leon Rosenbaum, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum on Monday, March 20.

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

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

March 16, 2017

L. Sue (Rosenberger) McMahon

Aug. 1, 1935 — March 9, 2017

L. Sue McMahon, 81, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clarence Lovell “Buck” and Mary Hulda (Brooks) Rosenberger.

Sue had been employed 23 years in food service and was a 1953 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her children, Shawna (Stewart) McMahon of California, Shannon (Dennis) Craft of Florida, Mark McMahon of Florida and Ian McMahon of Florida; grandchildren, Banks Nelson, Brooks (Aika) Nelson and Savannah Craft; and brothers, Ted (Pat) Rosenberger of Goshen, Ohio, Ned Rosenberger of Winnetka, Calif., and Jon (Jarita) Rosenberger of Bedford.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Mary E. (Craig) Warren

Mary E. (Craig) Warren, 97, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 15, 2017

Barbara J. (Hughes) Aufenberg

Jan. 24, 1931 — March 13, 2017

Barbara J. Aufenberg, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Mitchell Manor.

Born Jan. 24, 1931, in Casey, Ill., she was the daughter of Lester and Lois (Ritchison) Hughes. She married Ed Aufenberg in 1947; he preceded her in death in 1982.

She retired from GM Fisher Guideline in Anderson.

Surviving are one daughter, Melissa (David) Rhum of Muncie; one granddaughter, Carrie (Bradley) Rhum, of Muncie; great-grandchildren, Kennadi and Katie; one brother, Don Hughes of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty Brown and Virginia Basinger; and one brother, Gordon Hughes.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral chapel.

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

March 14, 2017

Linda Mae Payton

Sept. 11, 1945 — March 11, 2017

Linda Mae Payton of Ellettsville passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Richland-Bean Blossom Health Care Center.

Linda was born Sept. 11, 1945, in Bedford, the daughter of Walter and Jewell (Crouch) Kinder. She was a 1963 graduate of Bedford High School and had worked various places over the years including Alden’s Dress Shop, Sarkes-Tarzian, RCA, Carpenter Body Works, Dunn Memorial Hospital and various nursing centers.

Linda married Eddie L. Payton on May 8, 1965, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2009. Linda was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bloomington.

Linda loved her family and she really enjoyed cooking special meals for them. She also enjoyed being outdoors and sitting around campfires with friends and family. For a short time, Linda also enjoyed volunteering at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas.

She is survived by three children; Robert Payton (Elsie) of Ellettsville, Richard Payton (Christian Mendez) of Eau Claire, Wis., and Robin Lengacher (Greg) of Odon; four grandchildren, Sarah Sanders, Lucas Sanders of Odon, Chase Allen of Utica, Ky., and Natasha Crowder (Ron) of Ellettsville; great-grandchildren, Alex Crowder and Braelynn Crowder of Ellettsville; sister Brenda Dykes (Leland) of Mitchell, and brother Larry Kinder (Connie) of Spencer. Linda also leaves behind many adored nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, with Pastor James A. Barr officiating. A private, family service will follow on a later date at the Hickory Grove Church Cemetery in Norman. Friends may call at 11 a.m. on Saturday until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home.

You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

Barbara J. Aufenberg

Barbara J. (Hughes) Aufenberg, 86, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

March 13, 2017

Jeanette June (Phipps) Allen

Dec. 18, 1936 — March 11, 2017

Jeanette June (Phipps) Allen, 80, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at her son’s home in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Born Dec. 18, 1936, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Treat and Irene (Tatom) Phipps. She married Jim Allen on Nov. 26, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2016.

June worked over 30 years in the Lawrence County Clerk’s office. She was a member of Altrusa and served as a volunteer at the Thornton Memorial Boys’ Club in Bedford.

She was an active member and volunteer at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Surviving are a son, Jamie and wife Tammy of Mount Vernon, Ill., a son Jody and wife Julie of Mount Vernon, Ill.; grandchildren, Sarah (Jon) Henninger of Mount Vernon, Ill., Rachel (Chad) Moore of Jacksonville, Ill., and Shane (Elisabeth) Allen of Sapulpa, Okla.; seven great-grandchildren, Lyric and Ella Henninger, Maddux and Maci Moore, and Hudson, Harrison and Holland Allen; twin sister, Jean Tarr and husband Roy of Bedford; sister Janice Pittsford and husband Jim of Ellettsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sisters, Maxine Allen and Margie Sherrill; her brothers, Gerald Phipps (in infancy), Maurice Phipps, Jimmy Phipps, and Ronnie Phipps.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund, 1130 Hillcrest Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at Hillcrest Christian Church. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Hillcrest Christian Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Emma Lucille ‘Lucy’ (Coffman) Fletcher

Sept. 15, 1924 — March 10, 2017

Emma Lucille “Lucy” Fletcher, 92, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at her residence.

Born Sept. 15, 1924, in Hopper, Ark., she was the daughter of Joseph Austin and Edith Irene (Herring) Coffman. She was first married to Richard Feighner and he preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Robert Fletcher Aug. 30, 1956, and he preceded her in death May 6, 1985.

Lucy retired from the JayC Store in Bedford, and attended Woodville Baptist Church. Following retirement, she was a caregiver for several years in the Lawrence County area. During World War II, Lucy was a “Rosie the Riveter.”

Survivors include her children, Dixiana “Dixie” (Feighner) DeVault of Mitchell, Connie (Feighner) Folk of Bedford, Sheena (Feighner) Brown of Bedford, Mike (Tonda) Fletcher of Bedford, Donnie Fletcher of Mitchell, Greg Fletcher of Mitchell, and Larry (Lynn) Fletcher of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Wendell Coffman of Hopper, Ark.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her parents; husbands; son, Tim Fletcher; and siblings, Barbara Hays and Boyd Coffman, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer and the Rev. Ron Allender officiating. Burial will be in Bass Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Honorary Casketbearers: Tom N. Chapman, Carter Chapman, Wendell Coffman, Randy Coffman, Charles Hays, and Terry Hays.

Casketbearers: Mike Fletcher, Donnie Fletcher, Greg Fletcher, Larry Fletcher, Brian Chapman, and Josh Fletcher.

Judith Ann (Taylor) Reynolds

May 5, 1942 — March 10, 2017

Judith Ann Reynolds, 74, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at her residence.

Born May 5, 1942, in Stonington, she was the daughter of Charles Everett and Alice Marie (Flinn) Taylor. She married Willard E. Reynolds Aug. 22, 1958, and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2009.

Judith had been employed several years in the Mitchell High School cafeteria, and was a member of the Park Place Church of God in Bedford. Judith was a very loving person and enjoyed going to movies.

Survivors include her children, Perry (Teresa) Reynolds of Mitchell, Patricia Reynolds of Mitchell; Penny (Tony) Davis of Shoals and Philip (Jeanna) Reynolds of Fort Branch; grandchildren, Candi (Danny) Dersch, Ben (Jessica) Reynolds, Kim Reynolds, Casey (Kiersten) Davis, Megan (Rick Sims) Reynolds, Caleb Davis, Chelsea Erdman, Brayden Reynolds, Addison Reynolds, and Connor Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Kyanna and Draven Livingston, Jaxon Reynolds, Liliana and Josephine Davis, Eastyn Sims, Davon Walker, and Breanna and Delaney Dersch; siblings, Margaret Grace of Mitchell, Rose Grace of Mitchell, Frank Taylor of Jeffersonville, Lena “Cricket” Tanksley of Mitchell, and Randy Taylor of Bloomington.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Betty Taylor, Paul Taylor, James Taylor, Charles Taylor, Marlene Trinkle, Robert Taylor, and Mike Taylor, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Kathryn M. Watson

Kathryn Marie “Kathy” (Gillespie) Watson, 66, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mary J. Green

Mary Jeanette (Holt) Green, 88, of Westfield, formerly of Bedford, died Friday. Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in White River Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

March 12, 2017

William ‘Bill’ Harden

Sept. 21, 1937—March 9, 2017

William “Bill” Harden, 79, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born September 21, 1937, in Brown County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Gladys (Pedro) Harden.

Bill was an Office Manager for Ralph Rogers Group for 25 years, and he was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #841. He was a longtime member of the Apostolic Bible Church in Bloomington.

Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Family members include his wife of 60 years, Jerlene (Deckard) Harden of Bloomington; son, Rick Harden (Rhonda) of Bedford; daughter, Lisa Hunt (Steve) of Bloomington; grandchildren, Chantel Adcock, Jeffery Harden (Lissette), Hillary Hunt, and Steven Hunt; great-grandchildren, Scott, Nick, and Sebastian Harden; sister, Carol Becraft; and brothers, Kenneth Harden (Ruth), Alva Dean Harden (Dottie), Larry Harden (Susan), and Steve Harden; special family friend, Lolita Smith; and several nieces and nephews and his caretaker, Nicokola Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Joan Hobbs, Rachel Jane Fox and Jerri Harden.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Apostolic Bible Church, 3291 S. Old Walnut St. Pike, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor Duane Coffman officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

Memories of Bill and condolences to the family may be made at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Larry Edward Flick

March 31, 1943 — March. 9, 2017

Larry Edward Flick, of Bloomington, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the age of 73.

Larry was born in Bloomington on March 31, 1943, to Clarance E. Flick and Annalee (Meadows) Stockwell. He was employed as a quarry worker for union local #741 until his retirement, and then worked part time for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Unionville Baptist Church. Larry was an avid motorcycle rider, enjoying his Harley-Davidson and the freedom from daily cares it provided him. He was a loving father and brother and will be missed greatly by his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Ray Stockwell, and brother, Darrel Flick.

Larry is survived by his sons, Larry C. Flick and wife, Christina, of Springville, and Karry E. Flick and wife, Shawn, of Switz City; companion, Beverly Flick; siblings, Martha Hamlin of Spencer, Barb Kepner of Spencer, Dale Flick of Bloomington, Charlie Flick of Bloomington, Mary Lou McDole of Anderson, Barry Stockwell of Winter Garden, FL, and Brad Stockwell of Ellettsville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., with burial to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Share condolences, memories and more with Larry’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Judith Ann Reynolds

Judith Ann (Taylor) Reynolds, 74, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Emma Lucille ‘Lucy’ Fletcher

Emma Lucille “Lucy” (Coffman) Fletcher, 92, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday at Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

March 11, 2017

Kathryn Marie ‘Kathy’ (Gillespie) Watson

Jan. 28, 1951 — March 9, 2017

Kathryn Marie “Kathy” Watson, 66, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2017.

Born Jan. 28, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of State Police Officer Robert C. “Bob” Gillespie and Naomi M. (Pierce) Gillespie. On Aug. 31, 1978, she married David Paul Watson of Mitchell.

Apart from working at CVS in Mitchell, she was a musician and an entrepreneur who loved to cook, read and spend time with her family.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, David Watson of Mitchell; three sons, David Watson Jr., and Michael Watson, both of Solsberry, and Paul Gillespie of Mitchell; three grandsons, Nathan Watson of Oolitic, and David Watson III and Matthew King, both of Mitchell; seven granddaughters, Summer Watson of Edinburgh, Ariel Watson of Bloomington, Abby Hepner of Solsberry, Raynan Gillespie of Greencastle, Kyla Gillespie of Bedford, and Samantha Gillespie and Bella Hawkins, both of Mitchell; a sister, Cindy Ferrell of Bedford; four brothers, Bruce Gillespie of Evansville, and Dennis Gillespie, Mark Gillespie and Scott Gillespie, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Naomi Gillespie; and one granddaughter, Andey Watson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert C. Gillespie Fund with the Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation.

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

Donald L. Cleveland

Oct. 31, 1939 — March 6, 2017

Donald L. Cleveland, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 8:50 a.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born on Oct. 31, 1939, in Anderson, to Standley Cleveland and Juanita (Walton) Cleveland-Roach. Donald was a graduate of Smithville High School.

Donald married Marilyn Cumbie on Jan. 11, 1967, in Bloomington and she survives.

He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War; Donald was retired from RCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn (Cumbie) Cleveland; son, Tim Cleveland; two adopted daughters, Debbie King and Angie Johnson; brother, Dave Cleveland; two sisters, Annie Lee and Janet Cleveland; two grandsons, Chase Cleveland and Josh Fleetwood, all of Bedford.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family through, Go Fund Marilyn Cleveland by Jesse Reed or to Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Hwy. Bedford, In 47421.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty June Davis

April 26, 1954 — March 9, 2017

Betty June Davis, 62, of Springville, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Born April 26, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Pannel) Way.

She was a bank teller at various banks and ended her career at Crane Credit Union. She was also a member of the AmVets Post 2000 Ladies Auxiliary.

Betty loved her family especially her grandkids whom she loved to talk about. Her main concern and focus in life was her family who will miss her deeply.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, Grover D. Davis whom she married May 26, 1972; one daughter, Stacey Skomp (James) of Springville; her siblings, Ina Mack (Dale) of Bedford, Jimmy Way (Brenda) of Bedford, Rose Pruett (Eddie) of Bedford and Mark Way; her grandchildren, Stephen Skomp, Emma Greves and Hayden Skomp; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marsha Blanton and her parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Tony Stinson officiating. Interment will follow in Oliphant-Hobbieville Cemetery in Hobbieville.

Public visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and for one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

L. Sue McMahon

L. Sue (Rosenberger) McMahon, 81, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Judith Ann Reynolds

Judith Ann (Taylor) Reynolds, 74, of Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Emma Lucille Fletcher

Emma Lucille “Lucy” (Coffman) Fletcher, 92, of Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

March 10, 2017

Kathryn Watson

Kathryn Watson, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 09, 2017

Donald R. Foust

July 30, 1942 — March 7, 2017

Donald R. Foust, 74, of Bedford, died at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 30, 1942, in Anderson, he was the son of Robert and Mary Ellen Foust. He married Ollie Sue Clontz on Oct. 8, 2016, and she survives.

He had been the supervisor of the Bedford USDA Rural Development office since 1969.

He was raised on his parents’ grain and livestock farm south of Elwood. After graduating from Frankton High School, he enrolled at Purdue University and earned an Agricultural Economics degree in 1965. He was designated a Sagamore of the Wabash by the State of Indiana.

Survivors include his wife, Ollie of Bedford; two stepgrandsons, Matt and Jesse; a stepgranddaughter, Christie; other stepchildren with wife, Ollie Foust.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Terry; a stepdaughter, Terry; and his first wife, Patsy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Barry Ray Jones

Oct. 28, 1956 — March 1, 2017

Barry Ray Jones, 60, formerly of Mitchell, passed away March 1, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Born Oct. 28, 1956, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles Robert “Pee Wee” and Janice (Smith) Jones.

Barry was Renovation Management/Superintendent at Regency Court in Bloomington and was a 1975 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He loved the beach life, golfing, boating, and traveling. Barry was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his son, Benjamin Joseph “BJ” Jones and companion, Jenny Nicole Hollars and her children, Taylor Lynn, Gavin, and Alexis of Bloomington; mother, Janice Jones of Mitchell; sister, Terri (Paul) Brown of Mitchell; niece, Tobie Rogers Meadows of Mitchell; nephew, Todd Rogers of Mitchell; great-niece and nephew, Emma and Evan Rogers; and several cousins.

His father preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A reception will follow at the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250 Clothe-a-Child

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

Mari Beth Sherman-Blackwell

Jan. 23, 1969 — March 7, 2017

Mari Beth Sherman-Blackwell, 48, of Charlestown, passed away on March 7, 2017, at Baptist Health in Louisville, Ky.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1969, to Tyra Johnson and adopted by G.I. and Edith Sherman.

Mari Beth worked at Clarcor Air Filtration Products as a customer service representative. She attended North Charlestown Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G.I. and Edith Sherman; and brother, Ronnie Kemple.

She is survived by her fiancé, Marvin Sweat; children, Cara, Courtney, and Cameron Blackwell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jaxson and Jettson Devinney, Sydney Shaw, and Aiden Sweat; siblings, Sheri and Michael Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.

Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and funeral will immediately follow.

Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.

March 08, 2017

Juliette B. ‘Judy’ (Hodgen) Martis

July 4, 1927 — March 7, 2017

Juliette B. “Judy” (Hodgen) Martis, 89, of Bedford, died at 4:26 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born July 4, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Clarence Fay and Jennie (Gianu) Hodgen. She married John G. Martis on April 30, 1949, who died Feb. 7, 2017.

Judy was a graduate of beauty school and worked as a beautician in her home for many years.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; Ladies of Columbus Auxiliary, where she was chairman of the Bereavement Committee for St. Vincent’s parish; had volunteered with American Red Cross Bloodmobile drives; was a member of NARFE; volunteered for the Auxiliary at Bedford Medical Center (I.U. Health) and was President of Crane Ladies Auxiliary.

Judy was the Grand Marshal of the 1993 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade, Bedford.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda (Roger) Heironimus of Harlingen, Texas, and Lorrie (Noble) McFadden of Michigan City; two sons, David (Elizabeth) Martis of Brownsburg and Daryl (Janet) Martis, San Marcos, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Alexander, Benjamin, Dustin and Kyle Martis, Brandon Heironimus, Amy Hand, Kristi Suppa, Tiffany Krause and Bryant Cobb; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clarence Hodgen of Coal City, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, John Martis; a brother, Russell Hodgen; and her parents.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Bedford with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, Ill., at 1 p.m. CST, on Friday, March 10.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or to the American Red Cross.

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

Louella May (Pritchett) Meadows

Jan. 27, 1929 — March 6, 2017

Louella May Meadows, 88, of Bedford, died at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 27, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clifford Joe and Mable (Harden) Pritchett. She married Robert Meadows on March 22, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2007.

She retired after 40 years of service as a foreman supervisor at RCA. She attended Gullett’s Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Earl Pritchett and wife Janice of Judah; two sisters, Grace McDonald of Bedford and Joann McCain and husband Bob of Florida; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Pritchett of Judah; sister-in-laws, Carol and Lucille Pritchett; two nephews, Ron Pritchett and Keith McDonald; and a niece, Sue McDonald.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Richard and Charles Pritchett; a brother-in-law, Sam McDonald and a great-nephew, Cole Winnefeld.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 10, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Billy Brim officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers and memorial pieces, friends consider memorial contributions be made to the BatCole Foundation for Kids Cancer Research (www.batcolefoundation.com).

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

James R. Kirkman

June 9, 1930 — March 4, 2017

James R. “Jim” Kirkman, 86, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 9, 1930, in Avoca, he was the son of Cornie and Tressie (Swango) Kirkman. He married Mary Elizabeth Broaddus August 16, 1981.

Jim began working at Indiana Limestone Company, then was a furniture salesman, and retired as a guard from National Gypsum in 2014.

Jim’s first love was the Lord, then his wife, Mary, who was by his side 40 years as they enjoyed hobbies around their home.

For the last 20 years he attended Liberty Baptist Church, the finest of God’s people.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kirkman of Mitchell; children, Martha (David) Hanners of Bedford, and Tim (Kathy) Kirkman of Austin, Texas; stepchildren, Brenda (Jeff) Bell of Albany, Steven (Holly) Eiler of Alexandria and John Eiler of Muncie; sister, Mona Gayle Turner of Oolitic; seven grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

His parent; sons, Douglas Kirkman, Scott Kirkman and Larry Kirkman; siblings, Jack Kirkman, Mary McDowell and Barbara Flynn; and great-grandson, Trey Ikerd, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Liberty Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Haverly Funeral Chapel.

Donald R. Foust

Donald R. Foust, 74, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Barry R. Jones

Barry R. Jones, 60, Bloomington, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

March 07, 2017

Anna Marie (Miller) Sullivan

Sept. 30, 1936 — March 5, 2017

Anna M. Sullivan, 80, of Bedford, passed away early Sunday morning at her home.

She was born Sept. 30, 1936 to Walter and Josie (Tolbert) Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joe Sullivan; two daughters, Debbie Sullivan and her husband Scott Pray of Bedford and Tracy Fields of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Mitchell, Taylor and Jackson Fields, Jacob and Kristen Kern and her husband Justin Linville; four great-grandchildren Gunner, Gracie, Vanity and McKenna; two stepsisters, Helen Good of Bedford and Ruth Ann Cain of Solsberry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Esther Requa; four brothers, William, Richard, Raymond and Glendale Miller; stepmother, Josie Melvin Sullivan; four stepbrothers, Orville, John, Billy and Thomas; and six stepsisters, Mary, Shirley, Carol, Lois, Rhea Dawn and Marilyn.

Anna’s home was always open to anyone in need. She cared for countless children over the years and treated them all as her own. She greatly enjoyed her flowers and her many pictures, which reflected the wonderful memories she helped create over the years.

She was a lifelong member of the Salvation Army and was always eager to lend a helping hand until her health prevented her from doing so.

Anna will be greatly missed by many on this earth, but we’re comforted by the fact that heaven gained a one-of-a-kind angel.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Captain Donna Rose officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from noon until the service Wednesday.

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

James Eugene Stogsdill

March 19, 1943 — March 3, 2017

James Eugene Stogsdill Jr., 73, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, at home after a short illness.

He was born March 19, 1943, in Bloomington to James Eugene Stogsdill Sr., and Martha Wood Stogsdill. On Sept. 6, 1987, he married Brenda Mitchell.

He graduated from Bloomington High School with the Class of 1961.

He was a member of the Indiana National Guard from 1965 until retiring as Master Sergeant in 2003. He worked for the Military Department of Indiana 1966-1999.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda; two sons, Craig J. Stogsdill and Mark Allen Stogsdill, of Bloomington; one daughter, Melissa Lea Beasley of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one grandson, Colton Stogsdill.

Jim loved building, talking about and being around hot rods. Jim never met a stranger. If he didn’t know you when he walked into a room, restaurant, garage or the grocery store, he knew everything about you before he left and you were friends for life. He could run circles around guys half his age.

He loved to gather friends together. At Jim’s request we will gather with food and friendship for a Celebration of Life from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Auditorium. A tribute to his life is planned at 5 p.m. Weather permitting all hot rodders please bring your cars.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County, 2009 19th Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

Memories of Jim and condolences to the family may be made at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Jesse Alton Andis

Aug. 15, 1932 — March 5, 2017

Jesse Alton Andis, 84, of Paoli, died Sunday at his residence.

He was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Burns City, the son of Opher James and Rosa Belle (McFarland) Andis. He married Ruth McClean on June 30, 1990, and she survives.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He was retired from the Star Stone Company in Bloomington.

He was a member of the Syria Christian Church, a member of American Legion Post No. 63 and a life member of VFW Post 8302 in Paoli, and Disabled American Veterans. He was a former van transport driver for VA services.

Surviving with his wife, Ruth of Paoli; are six daughters, Pamela Jones of Bedford, Roslyn Melvin of Bedford, Debbie Wilson of Paoli, Lynn Chowning of Salem, Sherri Patton of Paoli and Sandy Padgett of Paoli; three sisters, Gladys Blake of Springville, Martha Howard of Paoli and Mary Lou Thompson of Oolitic; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Ray, Roy, Curt, William, Earl and John Andis; and one son, Randy Jesse.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli, with Brother Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Orleans American Legion Post No. 69.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. A VFW Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Humane Society or VFW Post No. 8302 for graveyard flags.

Louella May Meadows

Louella May Meadows, 88, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 06, 2017

Jeffrey L. Magnus

April 2, 1958 — March 2, 2017

Jeffrey L. Magnus, 58, of Bedford died at 3:18 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Born April 2, 1958, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James Magnus Jr. and Gloria Jean (Hughes) Magnus.

He had worked at Visteon in Bedford.

Survivors include two sisters, Belinda Lemons of Texas and Brenda West and husband Steve of Bedford; one brother, Greg Magnus and wife Sheena of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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

Patrick Lee Craig

Nov. 14, 1949 — March 3, 2017

Patrick Lee Craig, 67, of Cumberland, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Pat was born in Bedford on Nov. 14, 1949. He was the son of Norma J. (Patton) Corbin of Indiana and the late Emil Craig.

He was the owner of Howell-Craig Insurance in Cumberland. He was a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church of Cumberland; a member of Ancon Masonic Lodge in Panama; the Scottish Rite in Panama; the Abou Saad Shrine in Panama; the Cambridge Lions Club; the American Legion No. 84 of Cambridge, the The Disabled Military Veterans.

He served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1989 from the Army as a Master Sgt. with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit and he is a member of the National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association.

Pat is survived by his wife of 46 years, Darla J. Craig, whom he married May 2, 1970; his children, Travis Craig (Lauren Garland) of Bristol, England and Melinda (Michael) Smith of New Concord; a son-in-law, David Neal of Zanesville; his grandchildren, Brittany, Darren, Claire, Clayton, Summer and Craig; his brother, Kevin (Polly) Craig of Indiana; a sister-in-law, Debbie Craig; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Patrick is preceded in death by his daughter, Megan Craig Neal who passed away in 2013; his stepfather, Kenneth Corbin; and his brother, Jerry Craig.

Friends and family are welcome to attend calling hours for Pat from 4-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Farus Funeral Home of Cumberland, 343 W. Main Street, Cumberland.

Masonic Services will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Gibson officiating. He will be laid to rest in Cumberland Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the Cambridge Post VFW Post No. 2901.

For more information, visit www.farusfh.com.

Anna (Miller) Sullivan

Anna (Miller) Sullivan, 80, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Uria Wade Stockton

Uria Wade Stockton, infant, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

James R. Kirkman

James R. Kirkman, 86, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

March 03, 2017

Chet Andis

July 30, 1931 — Feb. 28, 2017

Chet Andis, 85, of Springville, died at 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 30, 1931, in Springville, he was the son of Claude A. and Bernadine (Byers) Andis. He retired in 1977 as a chief engineer at the University of Denver. He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include his fiancé, Sue Newport of Bedford; three daughters, Sherry Manning and husband Wayne of Denver, Colo., Vicki DelVecchio and husband Joe of San Antonio, Texas, and Kelly Andis of Denver, Colo.; and two grandsons, Alex and Kyle DelVecchio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Chloe Watson; and a brother, Marion Andis.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Ronald W. ‘Ron’ Tolbert

July 30, 1944 — March 1, 2017

Ronald W. “Ron” Tolbert, 72, of Mitchell, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 30, 1944, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Claude and Martha (Beavers) Tolbert. He married Judy Tolbert; and she survives.

Ron worked as a logger and at a tree nursery. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing and Hot Rods.

Surviving are his wife, Judy of Mitchell; two sons, Ronnie Dale Tolbert and Tim Tolbert; daughter, Ronetta Waters; three grandchildren, Ashley Campbell, Desiree Waters, and Hunter Tolbert; four great-grandchildren, Delana, Abigail, Nevaeh and Jemarii; two brothers, Jim Tolbert and Dee Tolbert; three sisters, Gail, Patty, and Sheila; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenny and Terry Tolbert; and one sister, Norma.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Port Williams Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.

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

Martha Jane (Campbell) Trinkle

Dec. 19, 1924 — March 1, 2017

Martha Jane (Campbell) Trinkle, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 19, 1924, in Salem, she was the daughter of Thomas and Iva (Fultz) Campbell.

Martha had been employed at Smith Cabinet Factory. She was an avid Indiana University Basketball fan and loved to read and cook.

Survivors include her daughters, Judith (Michael) Mayden of Mitchell and Carol (Don) Lane of Salem; grandchildren, Scott Smith, Todd Smith, Shea Van Hoy, and Mandi Dersch; and great-grandchildren, Hayden Dersch, Branson Smith, Sara Ehlers, Stratton Smith, and Kassidy Smith.

Her parents; five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

Clyde Curtsinger

March 27, 1932 — March 1, 2017

In Loving memory of Clyde Curtsinger who fell asleep in death March 1, 2017.

Clyde was born March 27, 1932, to Ruel and Lillie Hood Curtsinger in Nelson County, Ky. He married Christine Richardson May 26, 1955, and she survives.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim and Billy; and sisters, Christine, Anna Ruth, Marie “Sissy” and Peggy.

Clyde was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of The Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife Christine Curtsinger of Orleans; one son, Ricky (Rhonda) Curtsinger of Orleans; two daughters, Janet (Gerry) Taylor of Bedford and Sandra Gail (Gary) Clark of Bedfor; five grandsons Kristepher (April) Curtsinger of Mitchell, Paul Duncan Jr. of Bloomington, Kody (Wynne) Curtsinger of Gentryville, Michael (Janelle) Duncan of Mitchell and Jeremy Payne of Bedford; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He has two brothers, Eugene “Tooter” (Madge) Curtsinger of Salem and Ruel Jr. “Buddy” (Dorthy) Curtsinger of Mount Washington, Ky., and sister, Betty Sue (Larry) Scott of Willisburg, Ky.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Dillman- Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell St., Paoli, with Pastor Steve Steuer officiating. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made at dillmanscottfuneralhome.com.

March 01, 2017

Sharon K. (Quillen) Staley

April 14, 1943 — Feb. 28, 2017

Sharon K. Staley, of Oolitic, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at University of Louisville Hospital.

Born April 14, 1943, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Earl Quillen and Ruby (Black) Pritchard. She married Raymond L. Staley on Oct. 9, 1965, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2011.

She was a skilled worker retiring from Ford Visteon. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was a woman who was loved by all. She was caring, loving and sacrificing to all.

Survivors include four children, Cindy Hester, Tina Sparks, Brian Staley and Curtis Staley; three sisters, Florence Walls, Joan Bowman and Debbie Miller; two brothers, Donald Pritchard and Ronald Pritchard; several grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Dana Staley, a sister, Donna Bell; and a brother, Bill Quillen.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Phil Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Regena Glee (Thacker) Harrison

June 6, 1938 — Feb. 23, 2017

Regena Glee Harrison, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at her residence.

Born June 6, 1938, in Cumberland County, Ky., she was the daughter of Otis and Plumie Mae (Young) Thacker.

Regena was a registered dietician and had been employed at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include her children, Judy (David) Sulak of Mishawaka, Glenn (Susan) Harrison of Ogden Dunes, and Barbara Turczi of East Chicago; the father of her children, Thomas Harrison of Portage; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles (Sharon) Thacker of Griffith, and James (Carol) Thacker of Bedford.

Her parents and siblings, Lucille Wilson, Letha Johnson, and Nelson Thacker, preceded her in death.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

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

Fusa Ross

Feb. 8, 1920 — Feb. 24, 2017

Fusa Ross, 97, formerly of Mitchell and Japan, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Tokyo, Japan, she was the daughter of Nakano Sukesaburo and Katori Koma. She married William Lawrence Ross in Sapporro, Japan, on May 5, 1952, and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1978.

Mrs. Ross was a strong and independent woman with a great faith in God and was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. She worked tirelessly as an Army wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved caring for her family and took special care of her husband when diagnosed with cancer.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and working jigsaw puzzles. She had a love of birds and bird watching, all things floral, and hot tea. She was an avid anglophile and loved watching PBS.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (Randy) Perry of Casey, Ill.; son, Robert (Cheri) Ross of Southlake, Texas; grandchildren, Tabitha (Jay) Wycoff, Kristin (Rick) Calentine, John (Daeng) Hirsch, Jerrod (Heather) Bales, Sarah (Sean) Adams, Seth (Alexia) Ross, and Kaitlin Perry; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Nakano, Masao, and Nakano Sukesaburo, preceded her in death.

At her request, a private family funeral service will be conducted in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Mark Copley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com.

Markwell Funeral Home in Casey, Ill., assisted the family with arrangements.

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

Past Obituaries: