Obituaries

Obituaries — October 2019

October 15, 2019

Henry Hasler

Jan. 15, 1928 — Oct. 12, 2019

Henry Hasler, 91, of Bloomfield, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Born in Bloomfield on January 15, 1928 to William and Lieuetta (McCain) Hasler. Henry attended Park and Furnace Schools and was drafted at age eighteen into the United States Army. He was working at Combs Feed Store at that time. When Henry got out of the Army in 1947, he went to work at NSWC Crane until he retired in 1983.

Henry met his wife Ruth while working at Crane and they married April 26, 1957. Although Henry retired from Crane, his true passion and heart was for his small farm. That is where he demonstrated what it means to love and take care of the land you were raised on your entire life. He raised good crops and quality cattle on that small farm and that gave him satisfaction in his life.

Henry is survived by his son, William and wife Debbie of Bloomfield. Daughter, Norma Turner and husband Jack of Mitchell; grandchildren, Brittany (Wyatt) LeGrand and Derek (Jane) Hasler all of Bloomfield and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth on February 16, 2017, his sisters, Barbara Hasler, Ruth Gholson, Betty Jo Frye and Phyllis Miller, one brother, Lee Hasler and his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Interment will follow in Flater cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the new Alzheimer’s unit at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon.

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

Mary Guthrie

April 21, 1931 — Oct. 11, 2019

Mary Lorene Guthrie, 88, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 21, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William David and Lizzie (Horner) Boyles. Mary married William Robert Guthrie February 21, 1952, and he preceded her in death December 18, 2012. Mary retired from M. Fine & Sons. She enjoyed caring for flowers, watching birds, and crocheting.

Surviving: children, Stephen (Teresa Lynn) Guthrie of Lawrenceburg, Michael (Donna Parish) Guthrie of Mitchell, Jeffery (Diane) Guthrie of Mitchell, Sandra (Don) Lewis of Mitchell, Connie (Joe) Hill of Bedford, brother, William David (Donna) Boyles, Jr., of Oolitic. Her parents; husband; and daughter, Cathy Guthrie, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Family and friends may express condolences at chastainfuneralhome.com

Mary Putnam

May 03, 1921 — Oct. 10, 2019

Mary Jane McDonald Putnam, 98, of French Lick, Indiana passed away on October 10th, 2019 at IU Health, Paoli, Indiana.

She was born (and lived her entire life) in Orange County, Indiana on May 3rd, 1921 to Lynn Franklin and Mattie (Toliver) Warren. Jane married Harold McDonald on June 20th, 1936 and he preceded her in death on November 20th, 1970; she then married Glenn Putnam on December 28th, 1972 and he preceded her in death on November 15th, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one Daughter, Patti Rominger; two infant children and one Sister, Ada Helen Marie Pickens. Jane was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She worked in the cafeteria at Springs Valley Community Schools specializing in hot rolls, she retired June 30th, 1992.

Jane is survived by: one Granddaughter, Melanie (Richard) Carpenter of Fishers, Indiana, one Grandson, Brett (Nancy) Rominger of Montgomery, Alabama, one Son-in-law, Morris Rominger of French Lick Indiana, one Step-son, Warren Putnam of Moultrie, Georgia, four great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and one sweet little dog Baxter.

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Chris Hobby at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana. Friends may call on Monday, October 14th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Springs Valley Education Foundation, 498 S. Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, Indiana.

Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

October 14, 2019

Robert Klausmeier

June 06, 1926 — Oct. 05, 2019

Robert (Bob, Doc) Edward Klausmeier, 93, died peacefully Saturday, October 5th 2019 at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington. He retained his sense of humor through his last days.

He is survived by his four children Robert Jr. of Carmel, Stephen of Hartsville, South Carolina, Jane of Owen County, and Sarah Fritz of Missoula, Montana. His loving wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Rita, predeceased him in 2010. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Richard of Greenwood and Allen of Atlanta, GA.

He was born June 6 1926, the son of Edward and Louise (Ulrich) Klausmeier and grew up in Evansville, IN. He was a Disabled-Veteran of World War II where he received a Purple Heart. After discharge, he entered Indiana University and earned two degrees. He then earned his doctorate from Louisiana State University. His career included research at the Army Biological Warfare Laboratories, and teaching at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette prior to becoming a Research Microbiologist and Science Administrator at the Crane Naval Weapons Support Center. At Crane, his primary research was on bio-deterioration of materials, primarily plastics.

Bob was committed to his work, but never as much as his commitment to his family. He coached his kids in sports and mentored them in all aspects of life. He was active in his church, serving in many roles at both St. John the Apostle and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Churches. He served on the Citizens’ Advisory Council to the Solid Waste Management District, the Advisory Council to VITAL (Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners) and was a twenty-five-year tutor in VITAL. He also served for many years on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of East Monroe water Corporation. He was a lifelong IU Football and Basketball season ticket-holder, rarely missing a game.

Bob enjoyed painting, being silly with the grandkids, cooking, and eating his favorite foods (which were varied and many) and reading at least 2 books at a time. He was a friend to all he met. His was a life of kindness to all.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Bob’s honor on October 20th in The President’s Room, located in the Indiana University Memorial Union 2-5 P.M. Guests may be dropped off at the rear of the Student Union, adjacent to the Auditorium, with parking in the IMU parking lot. In lieu of flowers, donations to VITAL are Bob’s wish.

October 13, 2019

Rebecca McIntosh

Sept. 30, 1976 — Oct. 11, 2019

Rebecca Jane McIntosh, 43, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:32 PM on October 11, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born September 30, 1976 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Danny and Carol (Medlock) Collins. She married Brian McIntosh on June 17, 1995 and he survives. She worked as a secretary at National Trappers Association. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. She graduated from Orleans High School class of 1995.

She is survived by her husband of Mitchell; one daughter, Brianne McIntosh, mother, Carol Collins of Orleans; two sisters, Mary Ellen Strange (Jonathan) of Mitchell; Angela Wilson (Russell) of Mitchell; one nephew, Braxton Strange and three nieces, Hannah Strange, Taylor Strange and Natasha Kemple. She was preceded in death by her father; maternal and paternal grandparents.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Jeff and Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Trimble Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Trimble Cemetery.

Family and friends may express condolences at  www.ochstetrick.net

Renne Reathaford

Oct. 09, 1957 — Oct. 12, 2019

Renne Reathaford, 62, of Orleans, passed away October 12, at her home.

She was born October 9, 1957 in Bedford to parents, Robert & Donna (Mundy) Miller. Renne was a former employee of the Marathon Station in Orleans.

She is survived by: Husband, Mike Reathaford of Orleans, Father, Robert Miller of Mitchell, Sons, Jake Williams of Lepsic, Josh Reathaford of Daytons Beach, FL., and Cody Reathaford of Mitchell, Daughters, Jessie Hammick of Louisiana and Jordan McPherson of Mitchell, Brother, Michael Miller of Bedford, Grandmother, Garnett Mundy of Bedford, and two Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by, mother, Donna (Mundy) Miller.

Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com.

October 12, 2019

Jack Kellams

Jan. 14, 1938 — Oct. 10, 2019

Jack B. Kellams, 81, of Bedford, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the I.U. Hospice House.

Born January 14, 1938 in Greene County, he was the son of Isaac and J. Addie (Newton) Kellams. He married Sue C. Alex on June 17, 1960 and she survives. He was a 1955 graduate of Paoli High School and won his basketball sectional that year. He attended Purdue University. Jack was a real estate developer and general contractor at Kellams Enterprises, Inc., previously a member of Elks Club, Masonic Lodge, a member of the Naples Yacht Club & the Port Royal Club, Naples, Florida, I.U. Varsity Club and Hoosier Hundred, Association of General Contractors, an accomplished draftsman and was of the Christian faith. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, and mentor to many. He was an avid sports fan, and especially loved NASCAR, I.U. and Purdue athletics. Jack was a brilliant businessman who was always up for a challenge.

Survivors include his wife, Sue of Bedford, four children: Anthony E. Kellams and wife, Kathryn of Bedford, Pamela J. (Kellams) Lewis and husband, Fred of Oolitic, Stephanie A. Kellams of Bedford and Jeffrey A. Kellams and wife, Christine L. of Bargersville, IN, 13 grandchildren, Amanda Lawson, Julie Hobor, Miranda Cahill-Clark, Joshua Lewis, Lindsay Lewis, Audrey Lewis, Nic Mansker, Cali Mansker, Taryn Scrogham, Kelsey Kellams, Jack Kellams, Morgan Wells, and Sydney Wells, eight great grandchildren: Isaac, William, Samuel, Benjamin, Anya, Maren, Olivia Jean and Vincent. He was preceded in death by his, parents, two sisters, June Cummings, Faith Burcham, and four brothers, Lafayette, Victor, Dean and Bill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams and Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association and the Kidney Foundation.

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

Karen Phillips

April 23, 1938 — Oct. 08, 2019

Karen Lee Phillips, 81, of Rockford, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.

She was born on April 23, 1938, in Arthur, Illinois, to John and Edith (Clements) Grant. Karen married Ronald Corwin Phillips in Lovington, Illinois, on Oct. 20, 1956. She enjoyed driving the TASC bus in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Phillips; son, Jeff Phillips; grandsons, Matthew (Tea) Phillips and Jared (Carrie) Phillips; great-grandsons, Cameron, Liam and Reece; and brother, Max Grant. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.

No services to be held at this time. To share a memory or condolence please visit www.honquestfh.com.

Ruth Edwards

April 15, 1935 — Oct. 11, 2019

Ruth Fee Edwards, 84 of Columbus, formerly of Seymour passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, IN on October 11, 2019.

She was born April 15, 1935 in Kentucky to Hiram and Hallie Brock Fee. Ruth was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of The Sanctuary in Columbus and will always be remembered for her love of flowers, baking, gardening and taking care of her home which she loved to decorate. She loved her dog Pretty Girl.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Floyd “Buzz” Edwards, a grandson, Eric White, sisters, Leopha Brock and Grace Cogdil, brothers, Roscoe Fee, Buford Fee and Wilford Fee as well as her beloved dog, Pretty Girl.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Belinda (Brent) Coleman of Columbus, grandsons, Aaron (Jennifer) White of Fishers and Josh White of Columbus, brother, Curnis (Charlotte) Fee of Uniontown, IN, great-grandchildren, Emily, Kailey and Jaxon and step-granddaughter, Kasey (Scott) Galentine of McDonough, GA and step-grandson Baron (Jessica) Coleman of Pike Road, AL. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 am to service time at 1 pm Monday, October 14, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana with Rev. Dan Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Memorial may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation at Burkholder Chapel. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com .

Carl Wade

Nov. 05, 1939 — Oct. 10, 2019

Carl Lavon Wade, 79, of Bedford, died on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the I.U. Hospice House in Bedford.

Born November 5, 1939 in Martin County, he was the son of William S. and Marjorie (Payton) Wade. He married Janice Haywood on May 30, 1958 and she preceded him in death. Carl was retired from Sipes Auto Body Repair, and later worked at the Times Mail. Carl attended Williams High School. He enjoyed working on cars and loved his dog, Angel.

Survivors include his daughter, Jana Wade of Bedford, one sister, Barbara Morris and husband, Chester of Bedford, three nieces, Cheryl Concannon, Pam Melvin and Sandy Buckman, three nephews, David Morris, Jerry Wade and Leroy Wade; sister-in-law Lee Etta Collins and husband, Stanley. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Robert William Wade; two brothers, Paul Wade, and Kenneth Wade in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday October 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm on Monday, October 14th at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Patricia “Tricia” Rainey Hert

A Celebration of Life for Patricia “Tricia” Rainey Hert will be held on Saturday, October 19th from noon to 6 p.m. at the Otis Park Red Brick Facility in Bedford, Indiana. Friends and family are invited to bring photos, musical instruments, a pot luck dish, and stories to share of this wonderful woman. Shish kabobs, tea, and lemonade will be provided; please bring your choice of beverages, snacks, desserts and side dishes. This event will end approximately at 6 p.m. or whenever the songs and stories run out.

October 11, 2019

Kevin Craig

Feb. 27, 1968 — Oct. 04, 2019

Kevin Lee Craig, 51, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born February 27, 1968, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy L. and Joanna Jackie (Taylor) Craig. Kevin was an auto mechanic.

Surviving are daughter, Ashley Craig of Bloominngton, step son, Andy Lee, brother, Robert J. Taylor of Mitchell, sister, Buffy Ann (Michael) Wann of Clinton, Oklahoma, and grandson, Skylar Spaulding.

His parents, preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen with no service.  Online Condolences may be made at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Alice Livingston

Nov. 28, 1937 — Oct. 09, 2019

Alice Ann Livingston, 81, of Paoli, passed away October 9, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born November 28, 1937 in Paoli to parents, Charles & Grace (Boyd) Moore. She married Rex L. Livingston April 19, 1952. Alice was a homemaker and she attended Lick Creek Friends Meeting of Paoli.

Survivors include: Daughters, Beth Rhoda and husband Robert of Orleans, Teresa McDonald of Paoli, Sons, Terry Livingston and Dian of Paoli, Tony Livingston and Deneisa of Paoli, Todd Livingston of Paoli, Trent Livingston and Brenda of Orleans, John Livingston and Jane of Bristow, sixteen Grandchildren, twenty-six Great-Grandchildren, one Great-great-grandchild, several Nieces and Nephews, and one Cousin.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Harold and Fred Moore, sister, Jean Davis and great-grandson, Jesse Pease.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Friday, October 11, 2019 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 1pm Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the funeral home. Bro. Paul Crecelius will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Donald Sturgeon

Feb. 18, 1939 — Oct. 09, 2019

Donald Sturgeon, 80, of Paoli Indiana, passed away Wednesday October 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born February 18, 1939 in English, Indiana to James Robert Sturgeon and Clara Foster Sturgeon Lewis. He married Ellen Dunn on May 17, 1961 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Clara Sturgeon, and three sisters, Jean Wininger, Evelyn Terry, and Mary Moore.

He was an owner and operator of Sturgeon’s Machine Shop. Donald was an US Army Korean War Veteran

Survivors include, Spouse, Ellen Sturgeon of Paoli, IN, Son, Robert Sturgeon of Paoli, IN, Daughter, Donna Sturgeon of Paoli, IN, two Brothers, LeRoy Lewis of Corydon, IN, Tom Lewis of Shoals, IN, a Sister, Joann Silvers of Evansville, IN, two Grandchildren, Donnie Sturgeon and Dylan Sturgeon, and Great Grandchild, Emma Sturgeon.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday October 12, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W Campbell St, Paoli, IN 47454. Interment will follow in the Paoli Community Cemetery. Visitation to be held Saturday October 12, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

October 10, 2019

George Wilson

Sept. 21, 1965 — Oct. 05, 2019

George William “Willy” Wilson, 54, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on October 5th, 2019.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 21st, 1965 to Earl and Marilyn (Myers) Wilson. Willy married Anita Thompson on April 18th, 1987 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents. Willy was a 1984 graduate of Springs Valley High School and received a business degree from Vincennes University. He was employed by Jay Hill Trucking as a truck broker. Willy attended Victory Baptist Church where his Christian faith was evident in every facet of his life. One of his greatest joys in life was sharing his love of the Lord with everyone he met. Family was second only to faith in Willy’s life. Sharing experiences together with his family was not just an option, it was a necessity. He loved sports and coached both sons when they played, was a loyal fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indiana Pacers. Willy enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his buddy Kevin Morgan. Willy also had a great joy in gardening and caring for his fruit trees and berries and sharing the fruits of his labor.

He is survived by: Wife, Anita Wilson, French Lick, Indiana, two Sons, William Luke Wilson, Evansville, Indiana, Joseph Earl Wilson (Bailee), Evansville, Indiana, two Brothers, Earl Wilson (Connie), French Lick, Indiana, Joe Wilson (Cathi), French Lick, Indiana, one Sister, Paula Biggar, Atlanta, Georgia. Several Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana. A Celebration of Life will be conducted by Pastor Craig Chestnut at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11th, 2019 with fellowship to follow after at the Victory Baptist Church located at the end of Bears Bend Road in French Lick, Indiana. The family would appreciate in receiving cards sharing fond stories and memories of Willy.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Harold Combs

April 16, 1929 — Oct. 07, 2019

Harold Combs, age 90, of Paoli, Indiana entered into eternal rest at Springs Valley Meadows on Monday, October 7th, 2019.

He was born April 16th, 1929 in Happy, Kentucky to John Henry and Bertie Combs. Harold was proceeded in death by his parents, one Brother, Grant Combs Jr., one Sister, Ethel Vernon, and one Nephew, Willis “Junior” Vernon. He married Mae Gresham on December 26th, 1951. Harold was a member of the Springs Valley Nazarene Church, American Legion Post #76, and was a Korean Army Veteran in the Signal Corp. He enjoyed camping, traveling and being outdoors.

Harold is survived by, Wife, Mae Combs, Paoli, Indiana, two Sons, Bill Combs, Paoli, Indiana, Rick Combs, Bedford, Indiana, one Daughter, Sharon Burton, Fort Myers, Florida, six Grandchildren, Amber Burton, Cory Combs, Ryan Burton, Cody Combs, Jonnie Combs, and Dominic Combs. two Great-Grandchildren, Harper Combs and Will Bartels.

Cremation was chosen with a private burial to be held at Ames Chapel Cemetery on a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

William Wagner

William Morris Wagner, 61, of Bloomington passed away Oct. 4, 2019.

He is survived by children, William J. Wagner of Bedford, Nikki L. Miller of Shelbyville and Jesse L. French of Bedford.

Per his wishes, William will be cremated.

October 09, 2019

Sally Tillett

April 16, 1961 — Oct. 07, 2019

Sally I. (Knight) Tillett, 58, of Orleans, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Paoli Health and Living Center.

Born April 16, 1961, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Kenny Knight and Lena (Glover) Cook. She married Daniel “Danny” Tillett on June 1, 1979, and he survives.  She was a homemaker and member of the Orleans Christian Church. She enjoyed baking and watching Orleans boys’ basketball.

Survivors include her husband, Danny, of Orleans; two daughters, Melinda (Denny) Smoot, of Mitchell and Laura (Jess) Walters of Newburgh; five grandchildren, Danica, Brayden and Cadence Tillett and Sampson and Syler Walters; a sister, Tammy (Jeff) Barrett, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Jesse Hughes and Bryan Hughes, both of Bedford; a cousin who was raised with her, James Glover, of Heltonville.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandmother, Helen I. Glover, who raised her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Cancer Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Edward Emery Jr.

Edward Wilder Emery Jr., passed away Oct. 3, 2019, in Manchester, Michigan, after a lengthy illness.

Although his territory became quite small in his later years, his kingdom remained vast. Equipped with a radio, newspapers, books and a cup of coffee, he always knew what was happening in the world and was ready to discuss it. His memory was astonishing; he enjoyed telling old stories and hearing new ones.

He listened to Saturday night bluegrass and read the Sunday morning comics with fervor. He was well read, and the only thing he liked better than a good book was a corny joke. A life-long Cubs fan, his perseverance was rewarded in 2016 when they won the World Series.

Ed was the son of Joan Wilder Emery and Edward W. Emery, Sr. His siblings are Lucy (Karl) Otzen, Joan (George) Lammers and Will (Bonnie Serkin) Emery. Ed was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1934. He grew up in Chicago and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he spent many happy days on the water. He attended Thatcher School in California before entering Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he met his wife, Ginny.

He served in the North Atlantic on a Navy destroyer escort from 1957 to 1960.

Ed held many occupations in his life, eventually settling into farming in Bedford. While in Bedford, he was very grateful to serve in the Salvation Army as a sergeant major. He and Ginny divorced in 1970 but remarried in 2000. In 2009 they moved to Manchester, Michigan where he spent his final years.

He held a special reverence for nature and delighted at the sight of a rare bird or family of deer. He read his Bible every day, and his strong faith sustained him. Ed believed he had been granted several second chances, and he worked hard to deserve them. Throughout his illness, his concern was for his wife and family, rarely for himself. He mentored, entertained and educated them, and taught them how to live and also how to die. He believed in leaving this world better than he had found it, and that is exactly what he did.

He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Burch Emery; their children together are Edward (Gail Sebesta) Emery III, William Emery and Anne (Thomas) Adams. His children with his second wife, Marlene (Batz) Emery, include Timothy Emery, Joan Emery and Christopher Emery. His grandchildren are Carli Emery, Kate Emery, Eamon Emery, Grace Adams, Martha Adams and Stacy Dunning.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea, Michigan on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m.

Donations in his honor can be made to the Bedford Salvation Army, 1629 K. St., Bedford, IN 47421.

Gregory Wade

Sept. 08, 1960 — Oct. 07, 2019

Gregory Lynn Wade, 59, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at his residence.

Born Sept. 8, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Lynn and Nedra (Jackson) Wade. Greg was employed at Morrison Metal Weld and enjoyed farming. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1978. Greg was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M. and Grand Commandery of Knights Templar.

Survivors include his sons, Blake (Carrie) Wade of Mitchell, David Wade of Bedford, and Daniel Wade of Dallas, Texas; parents, Lynn and Nedra Wade of Bedford; granddaughter, Lillie Wade; and sister, Julie (David) Karvoski of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jim Valentine officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Tunnelton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M. will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneral home.com.

Charles Duncan

Dec. 03, 1963 — Oct. 08, 2019

Charles Russell “Chuck” Duncan, 55, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Bedford, IN, died at 1:03 am on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at the Hosparus Health Center in Louisville, KY.

Born December 3, 1963 in Bedford, he was the son of Russell and Mary Frances (Vincent) Duncan. He married Dyan Welsh on April 26, 2008 and she survives. He was a crew leader for INDOT State Highway and a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dyan, of Louisville, KY; two daughters, Miranda Duncan, of Bedford and Addison Duncan, of Louisville; a granddaughter, Brylee Pursell, of Bedford; a sister, Carla Wade and husband, Barry, of Bedford; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Carl and Gracie Vincent and a son, Dylan Charles Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, October 11th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

J. Denise Salmon

July 14, 1953 — Oct. 04, 2019

J. Denise (Andis) Salmon, 66, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at 1:18 p.m. at IU Health in Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Bedford on July 14, 1953, to Ray and Geneva (Blake) Andis. Denise married Mark Salmon in 1998 and he preceded her in death in 2016. She attended Fayetteville High School and worked in customer service at Comcast.

Survivors include two daughters, Nicki (Eddie) Burton and Sonya (Derrick Lahrman) Toma, one son, B. Kyle Davidson, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Sandy Westerman and Sue George, sister-in-law, Linda Andis, and many nieces and nephews. Denise was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mark Salmon, three brothers, Larry Andis, Jerry Andis, Hubert Andis.

Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Loretta Meyer

Loretta Meyer, 51, of English, died Sunday, Oct. 6. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

William Wagner

William Morris Wagner, 61, of Bloomington, died Friday, Oct. 4. Per his wishes he will be cremated. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel.

Justin Bridges

A Celebration of Life service for Justin C. Bridges, 46, Cincinnati, formerly of Mitchell, who died Aug. 2, will be from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Carpenter Banquet Hall in Mitchell.

October 08, 2019

Harold Turpin

Dec. 19, 1938 — Oct. 06, 2019

Harold M. “Butch” Turpin, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 19, 1938, to Floyd Turpin and Ruby (Fullen) Reynolds. Butch was the owner/operator of Butch’s Tree Service in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Jo Edwards of Mitchell, two sons, Justin (Shella) Turpin of Springville and Jay (Cherise) Turpin of Bedford, seven grandchildren, Phil Cardenas, Dustin (Heather) Turpin, Justice Turpin, Crestan Turpin, Jennifer Turpin, Tori Turpin, Jade Geary, four great grandchildren, Makayla Parrott, Caleb Parrott, Liam Turpin, and Elsie Turpin, like a son and dear friend, Terry Clark, two sisters, Marcella Sears and her husband, William Jack Sears of Bedford, and Vonda Reynolds of Bedford, nephew, Jackie Neal Sears, two nieces, Amy (Tony) Wray and Julie (Glen) Henderson.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Morris “Sparky” Reynolds, brother, Bobby Holsapple, sister, Mary Jane Turpin

Cremation was chosen with burial in Dive Cemetery in Bedford at a later date.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Guyeula Kern

Nov. 12, 1925 — Oct. 04, 2019

Guyeula Bundy Kern, 93, of Seymour, passed away in her room at Carmel Health & Living, Carmel at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from the effects of a recent stroke.

Guyeula, known by friends as “Mike” was born in Lawrence County in 1925 to Harry and Lena (Elkins) Bundy and was a graduate of Fayetteville High School in 1944. She lived in Seymour from 1968 to 1996 prior to moving to Carmel to be closer to family.

She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Seymour where she sang in the choir and attended services and events on a frequent basis and was a Deaconess. She worked at the Crane Naval Depot during World War II, served as a school librarian at Fayetteville High School and a customer service representative at Sears in Seymour. She was a long-time employee in customer service at Seymour Manufacturing before retiring.

Survivors include her daughter Debra, sons Michael and Bill, grandchildren, Angie Thompson, Laura Zapp, Justin Kern, Joe Kern, Kern Wheeling, Jordan Kern, Nick Kern, Georgie Kern and Wyatt Kern, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother, James Bundy along with many nieces and nephews.

Guyeula was preceded in death by her parents, husband George (Bill), brothers, Charles and Herschel Bundy; four sisters, Helen Wagner, Lyoma May, Margaret Blanda, and Gladys Thorne, loving daughter Suellen Terry and daughter-in-law Mary Kern.

Guyeula will always be remembered as a positive and cheerful influence on her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Family and friends may call from 12:00-1:30 p.m., Prayer Service at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Larry Tingle officiating, followed by burial service at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Seymour, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

James Ramsay

March 10, 1930 — Oct. 06, 2019

Mr. James L. Ramsay, age 89, of Pekin, passed away Sunday, October 6 at his home.

Mr. Ramsay was born March 10, 1930 in Bartlettsville, Lawrence County, Indiana, the son of Earl Ross Ramsay and Eva Lena Kinser Chastain. He was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich and Washington County Highway Department. He was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church.

James was preceded in death by his wife: Louise Floyd Ramsay, a brother: Harry Ramsay, three sisters: Mable Axsom, Hazel Vernon, and Jo Southern and his parents.

He is survived by a son: Gary Ramsay (Angie) of Pekin, three daughters: Gloria Gray (Tommy) of Pekin, Cathy Spaulding (Keith) of Pekin and Cherie Baker of Pekin, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation will Wednesday from 4-8PM and Thursday from 9AM-time of service.

Memorial donations may be made to: Olive Branch Cemetery, c/o Carl Hudgens, 2807 S. Franklin School Road, Pekin, IN 47165.

Jerry Myers

March 26, 1938 — Oct. 06, 2019

Mr. Jerry G. Myers, age 81, of Salem, passed away Sunday, October 6 at Meadowview Health Care and Rehab.

Mr. Myers was born March 26, 1938 in Medora, Indiana the son of Claude and Nellie Myers. He retired from Childcraft Industries in 2000 after 40 years. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, Salem Moose Lodge, and Salem Senior Citizens. He was a former member of the Salem Eagles, F.O.P and V.F.W.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Newanna Howard Myers of Salem, and one nephew, Dean Murphy. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Joyce Rainbolt, a sister, Jean Glor and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11AM-time of service.

October 07, 2019

Ronald Leonard

Oct. 20, 1947 — Oct. 04, 2019

Ronald, “Ronnie” Leonard, 71 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Friday October 4, 2019 at his residence.

He was born October 20, 1947 in French Lick, Indiana to Paul Leonard and Maryanna Payton. He married Bonnie Mink on April 25, 1979 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Leonard and Maryanna Payton; 2 brothers, Jack Leonard and Bobby Rex Leonard; 3 sisters, Ruth Ann, Janet Sue, and Patsy Fae Leonard. Ronald was an employee at Paoli INC for 20 years and retired from Mi-Lin Wood working. He was a US Navy Veteran Vietnam.

Survivors include spouse; Bonnie Leonard, Paoli, IN, three sons; Christopher and Anna Leonard, Falls Church, VA, Michael Paul and Cindy Leonard, Evansville, IN, Dustin Emery Leonard, Paoli, IN, one brother; Johnny Leonard, Paoli, IN, three sisters; Juanita Claspul, Mooresville, IN, Zola Grey, French Lick, IN, Rosemary Fields, English, IN, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday October 8, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli IN. Interment will follow at Moores Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, IN. Visitation to be held Monday October 7, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and at 9;00 A.M. until services at 11:00 A.M. at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli IN. Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Ronald Baer

May 19, 1947 — Oct. 04, 2019

Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Baer, age 72, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest at his residence on Friday, October 4th, 2019.

He was born in Dubois, Indiana on May 19th, 1947 to Lawrence J. and Emily Dora (Merchand) Baer. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and four Brothers, Johnny Baer, Martin Baer, Robert Lee Baer and one in infancy, two Sisters, Lilly Shipman and Mary Jane Emmitt.

He was previously employed at the French Lick Springs Hotel as a cook and attended the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church. Ronnie enjoyed spending time outdoors visiting with neighbors, reading books, coloring and spending quality time with family and friends.

He is survived by: three Sisters, Betty Mathies, Louisville, Tennessee, Pat Hussion, Camby, Indiana, Sharon Howard, North Port, Florida; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Haysville Community Cemetery in Haysville, Indiana. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Pet Services, 1827 S. Forest Drive, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Rosa Keltner

Dec. 30, 1935 — Oct. 03, 2019

Mrs. Rosa L Keltner, aged 83, 9 months and 3 days, passed away Thursday, October 3 at home.

Mrs. Keltner was born December 30, 1935 in Adair County, Kentucky the daughter of Bill and Mary Lizzy Sneed Coomer. She was retired from Child Craft. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Rosa is survived by two sons: Cody Lee Keltner (Paula) of Salem and Clifton William Keltner (Debbie) of Vallonia, a daughter: Cheri Thomas (Donnie Smith) of Jamestown, Kentucky, one brother: Roger Coomer of Louisville, Kentucky, one sister: Helen Rogers of Camden, Tennessee, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Cody Russell Keltner on August 23, 2019. They were married February 11, 1956, one brother: Eugene Coomer, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 6 at 5PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5PM at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

October 06, 2019

Kent Robbins

Aug. 12, 1959 — Oct. 02, 2019

Kent William Robbins, 60, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, at his home in Bedford, Indiana.

Kent was born on August 12, 1959, in Salem, Indiana, and was the only child of Fred William and Betty Lou (Morris) Robbins. An Air Force brat, Kent lived in Germany, Texas, New York, Maine, and Colorado as a child. Following Fred’s retirement, the family settled in Paoli, Indiana, and Kent graduated from Paoli High School in 1977.

Kent spent 35 years working at Paoli, Inc. He began by sweeping the factory floors and, ultimately, climbed his way up the company ladder and served as a vice president for many years. Kent’s talent and eye for design were greatly respected throughout the office furniture industry.

Kent is survived by the light of his life and his best friend, his son, Alexander William Robbins, Alex’s wife Caitlin (Brim) Robbins, and granddaughter, Ainsley Elizabeth Robbins, whom he adored and affectionately called “Princess” or “Chucky,” depending on the face she was making.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Woodrow and Juna Robbins, Coy and Beatrice Morris, and step-grandfather Ernest Peavey.

A celebration of Kent’s life will be held at a later date.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to a fund for Ainsley.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

Freddie Lenning

Sept. 03, 1938 — Oct. 03, 2019

Freddie Charles Lenning, 81, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Garden Villa of Bloomington.

Born September 3, 1938 in Koleen, Indiana, he was the son of Clyde and Genevieve (Haywood) Lenning. He retired from General Electric in maintenance after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Bloomington American Legion Post 18, Bloomington VFW Post 604 and a Life Member of the Crane VFW post 9297. He was a Boy Scout Leader when his children were growing up. He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors and his beloved mule, Francis.

Surviving relatives include: his children, Mary Runyon (Roger) of Paragon, Charles Lenning of Jefferson City, Missouri and Michael Lenning (Ronessa) of Bloomington; his siblings, Nick Lenning (Carolyn) of Spencer, Doris Hawkins of Jasonville and Brady Lenning of Piqua, Kansas; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosetta Collins, Brother, John Lenning and his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Larry Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Scotland cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Indiana Horse Council or the VFW. Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

James Wilbur

March 17, 1936 — Oct. 04, 2019

James “Jim” L. Wilbur, 83 of Bloomington passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Born in Bloomington on March 17, 1936, he was the son of Ward and Mary (Taylor) Inman. He married Lois (Bock) Durnal Wilbur 14 years ago. Jim retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 136. He was a member of the Smithville Christian Church. Jim enjoyed volunteering as a coach with the Ellettsville Little League and the Ellettsville Babe Ruth League helping to guide many kids in the game of baseball for several years.

James is survived by his Wife, Lois (Bock) Durnal Wilbur; Children, Jan (Dan) Smith, Stan (Dereasa) Durnal, Joy (Jeff) Hilycord, Scott (Peggy) Durnal, and Jim (Lisa) Wilbur; Grandchildren, Josh (Stacy) Wilbur, Sharla (Kip) Smith, Jenny Hickman, Lindsey Wilbur, Katey Wilbur, Amanda (Austin) Hausner, Staci Watkins, Ashley (Brace) Rutledge, Kasey (Jon) Ray, Kramer Fancher, Bethany (Jeffrey) Everroad, Heather (Dillon Sullivan) Durnal, and Annie (Leighton) Schoolcraft; Twenty-One Great-Grandchildren, and Aunt, Annie Bruce.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Mary Inman; Father, Ward Inman; Daughter, Cynthia Morron; and first wife, Sarah Katherine Wilbur.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with Pastor Kyle Crafton officiating. Burial is to follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Share condolences, memories and more with James’s family by visiting his tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com.

Virginia Applegate

July 05, 1918 — Oct. 04, 2019

Virginia E. Applegate, age 101 of Linton, passed away peacefully at 2:17 P.M. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Glenburn Home in Linton.

She was born in Gilmore on July 5, 1918, the daughter of Elwin & Elizabeth (NIcholson) McBride. Virginia retired from Peoples Trust Company in Linton where she worked as a bank teller for many years. She and her late husband, Bill, enjoyed traveling and golfing during their retirement.

She is survived by her husband Bill’s niece, Betty Cox and husband, Bobby Cox of Worthington, and a special friend, Pam Robertson of Linton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Paul Young, and second husband, Bill Applegate.

Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Graveside service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Online condolences may be shared at www.welchcornett.com.

Stephen Sparks

Stephen T. Sparks , 69 , of Cleveland OH, died Thursday, Aug. 15. Inurnment 10:00 a.m. Friday October 11, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

Laura San Pietro

Laura Ellen San Pietro, 63, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

Larry Holman

Larry James Holman, 79, of Bloomington, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home.

October 05, 2019

Rosie Elliott

July 23, 1922 — Oct. 03, 2019

Rosie S Elliott, 97, of Dubois Indiana, formerly of Orleans, Indiana, passed away Thursday October 3, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana.

She was born July 23, 1922 in Blaine, Kentucky to John and Ella Skaggs. She married Hollie Elliott on December 18, 1937 and he precedes her in death.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hollie Elliott; parents John and Ella Skaggs; sons Billy and Harvey Elliott; three brothers, Henry Skaggs, Leonard Skaggs, and Ruby Smith; five sisters, Rhoda Stevens, Sylvia Sluss, Laura Barton, Golda Eldridge and Genoa Murphy.

She attended Orleans Church of the Nazarene and Orleans Senior Citizens. She worked in domestic work in many homes in the Paoli, Indiana area; Rosie also worked at the Ritz Restaurant and Hotel and was an avid gardener.

Survivors include: Son, Roger and Jeanette Elliott, Dubois, IN, Daughter, Flora and John Mosson, French Lick, IN, six Grandchildren, seven Great-Grandchildren, and four Great-Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Sunday October 6, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery in Orleans, Indiana. Visitation to be held Saturday October 5, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. until time of service on Sunday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. Lewis Williams will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Velma Martindale

Sept. 19, 1943 — Oct. 03, 2019

Velma Jean Helton Martindale, 76, of Springville, died at 9:55 am on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at White River Lodge.

Born September 19, 1943 in Loogootee, she was the daughter of Oscar and Thelma (Botkin) Helton. She married James Martindale on March 31, 1964 and he preceded her in death on March 22, 2015. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two children, Terri Marie (Kent) Robbins, of Bedford, and James (Lana) Martindale, Jr. “Doodle”, of Springville; eight grandchildren, Jason Veatch, Shawna Roberts, Jena Clouse, Kristina Clouse, Brent Veatch, Allison Rayhill, Thomas Martindale “T.J.”, and Cinnamon Martindale; three brothers, Brchel, Kenny and Garrett Helton; a sister, Anita Mae Phegley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Shawn Redding; two brothers, Lowell and Oscar Helton; three sisters, Sharon Harper, Ruby and Myrtle Helton, and a grandson (at birth).

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 04, 2019

Mary Davis

July 07, 1923 — Oct. 02, 2019

Mary Alice Davis, 96, of Bedford, died Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at Garden Villa.

Born July 7, 1923 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles and Vivian (Fultz) Rout. She married William Kindred in 1941 and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1952. She later married William Davis. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1941. She retired as a secretary for the Transportation and Maintenance Department of the North Lawrence Community Schools after twenty-four years. She was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church since 1937, a volunteer with Dunn Memorial Pink Ladies, the Bedford Hiking Club, and Lambda Chi Omega Sorority.

Survivors include a grandson, Brian Pace, of Boston, MA; two nieces, Jill (William) Tatom, of Bedford and Judy (Rick) Rutledge, of IL; a son-in-law, Bruce (Kelley) Whittredge. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Kindred; her former husband, William Davis; a daughter, Charlene Whittredge; a sister, Frances Meadows; a brother, Raymond Rout; two nephews, Dale Meadows and Donald Rout; a niece, Marilyn Sherman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leatherwood Cemetery Assoc. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 03, 2019

Adeline Fortner

Nov. 16, 1924 — Oct. 02, 2019

Adeline L. (Taylor) Fortner 94 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at 12:30 a.m. at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation.

She was born in Oolitic on Nov. 16, 1924, to Eph and Eva (Morrow) Taylor. Adeline married John D. Fortner Jr. on Jan. 31, 1942, and he preceded in 2004. She was a homemaker and member of the Mitchell Nazarene Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Darlene (Todd) Fortner Clark of Laguna Niguel, California, one son, Danny (Carolyn) Fortner of Bedford, three brothers, Emery Taylor and Guy Taylor of Bedford, Gerald (Jake) Taylor of Mitchell, one sister, Wanda Cunnington of Bedford, six grandchildren, Darren Fortner of Bedford, Rhonda Taylor of Evansville, Stacie Gassman of Austin, Texas, Melisa Rodgers of Laguna Niguel, California, Michele Clark of San Juan Capistrano, California, Todd Clark Jr. of San Clemente, California,12 Great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, James Taylor, Norman Taylor, Glen Taylor, and Herman Taylor, four sisters, Angie Taylor, Josephine Hughes, Christine Strunk, and Ocie Brown

Funeral service will be on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Mitchell Nazarene Church, Third Street and Grissom Avenue, Mitchell, with Pastor Joel Parsons, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Saturday from noon until service at the church.

Eric Holmquist

Dec. 12, 1956 — Oct. 02, 2019

Eric Raymond Holmquist, 62, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 12, 1956, in Elgin, IL, he was the son of Lester and Janet Holmquist. He married Marsha Mitchell on Nov. 7, 1987 and she survives. He was an electrical technician at NWSC Crane and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha, of Bedford; a son, Evan Holmquist, of Bloomington; a daughter, Abby Karr and husband, Nicholas, of Anderson, IN; two brothers, Edward Holmquist and wife, Connie, and Earl Holmquist and wife, Debbie; a sister, Eva Sherard and husband, Terry; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Emily Holmquist.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

William Neighbors

Nov. 08, 1956 — Sept. 29, 2019

William M. Neighbors, 62, of Springville, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Born November 8, 1956, he was the son of Thomas and Lois (Brawnlee) Neighbors. He retired in 2009 after thirty years as a machine operator and fork truck driver for General Motors. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #440.

Survivors include his partner for twenty-five years, Evelyn Hughes; children, Thomas Schwander and Sabrina Dykstra, both of Florida, and William George Neighbors, of Orleans; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Abigail, and Emma Schwander, Logan and Joslyn Dykstra, and Lyric Neighbors; extended family children, Lisa Pinkston (Aaron), Billy Harkness (Kiley); extended grandchildren, Tessa Stickney (Uriah), Tanaea Harkness, Elizabeth Harkness, and Taylor Johnson; extended great-grandchildren, Jacelyn Golden, Jayda, Aiden, and Liam Harkness and Raylan Farler; sisters, Patty (Ron) Holland, of Plymouth, MI, Carol Neighbors, of Austin, TX, Susan Lapham Neighbors, of Walled Lake, MI, Janet (Guy) Boitos, of Bloomfield Hills, MI; a brother, John Neighbors, of Plymouth, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Austin Lapham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Bob Courson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Lula Bean

April 01, 1936 — Oct. 01, 2019

Lula Belle Bean, 83 of Leavenworth, passed away October 1, 2019 at Harrison County Hospital of Corydon.

She was born April 1, 1936 in Eckerty to parents, Jacob & Blanche (Hammond) Lane. She married Kenneth Bean November 21, 1953. Lula Belle Bean was a member of Tunnel Hill Free Methodist Church of English and she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her Sons, Steve Bean, of Eckerty, Richard Bean, of Marengo, Tim Bean, of Milltown, and Daniel Bean, of Leavenworth; and several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Bean, and Kenneth Paul Bean; brothers, Elmer, Ernest, Earl, Paul, Melvin, Andrew and Jack Lane.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday, October 4 at Tunnel Hill Free Methodist Church of English. Funeral will be 11am Saturday October 5 at the Church. Bro. Adam Stroud will officiate. Burial will be in Wickliffe Cemetery.  Online condolences can be expressed  at www.mcadamsmortuary.com.

Barbara Roberts

Feb. 13, 1939 — Oct. 01, 2019

Barbara Joan Roberts, 80, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on February 13, 1939 in Heltonville, Indiana to parents Eithel and Sylvia Smith. Barbara was a long-time member of New Horizon Church. She worked for MCCSC before retiring in 1996. She enjoyed crocheting, coloring, gardening, singing and dancing to music, rocking her babies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her children: Bruce Roberts, Dana Reynolds (Billy), Anthony Roberts (Jill), and Tammy Chasteen (Patrick). She loved her grandchildren: Chantel Chasteen (Shayne), Whitney King (Mitchell), Thurston and McKayla Reynolds, Brandon (Kelsey) and Noah Roberts, and Tommy (Amanda) and Tyler Bowlen; her precious great-grandchildren, Elane and Libby McElhinney, Jackson and Ali King, Brealynn and Brynlee Roberts, and Evelyn and Isaac Bowlen. Barbara is also survived by her brother, Tom Smith (Vicki), and sisters, Nancy Hartman (Larry), Rose Sowders, Margaret Hollars, Debbie Harrington, and Teresa Ping (Jeff), and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Thomas Bowlen; husband, Dale E. Roberts; son, Marty Bowlen; granddaughter Crista Johnson, and great-grandson, Cooper Bowlen.

Our mother was sweet, loving, kind, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was the BEST mother and grandmother and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She never knew a stranger and was always there for us. We love you, always.

Visitation will be held Sunday October 6, 2019 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S Old State Road 37, Bloomington. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 7, 2019 with Pastor Richard Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Lester Albertson

July 25, 1953 — Oct. 01, 2019

Lester “Buck” Albertson, 66 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Tuesday October 1, 2019 at his residence.

He was born July 25, 1953 in Salem, Indiana to Leslie Albertson and Iverna Lee Albertson. He married Osha Marie Lewis Albertson on May 7, 1983 and she precedes him in death. He was preceded in death by his wife Osha Marie Albertson; parents Leslie & Iverna Lee Albertson; son, Stacy Albertson; sister, Rose Marie “Rea” Myers; brothers, Barton Albertson, Earl Albertson, David Albertson, and great-granddaughter, Halle Mae Jones.

He was of the Protestant Faith. He worked as a CNC programmer for Peerless Gear Tecumseh, Salem IN and Turkey & Chicken Farms manager. Lester enjoyed wood working, working on cars, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: three sons, Greg Albertson, and Michelle Chandler, Paoli, IN, Kenny and Dessica Albertson, Paoli, IN, and Rick Lewis, Paoli, IN, one daughter, Tracy Albertson, and Jesse Hughett, Paoli, IN, one brother, Rex Albertson, Campbellsburg, IN, one sister, Linda Wininger, Paoli, IN, fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday October 5, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana. Visitation to be held Friday October 4, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and from 11:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454. Randy Albertson will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

Luther Granger

Luther Christopher “Luke” Granger, 58, of Quincy, died Monday, Sept. 30. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. at McCormicks Creek State Park at the Red Bud Shelter. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel.

October 02, 2019

Herbert Comello

May 21, 1940 — Sept. 25, 2019

Herbert J. Comello, 79, of Orleans, passed away at 11:50 AM on September 25, 2019 at his residence.

He was born May 21, 1940 in Staten Island, NY, the son of Frank and Suzanne (Falzone) Comello. He married Sue E. (Baker) Comello on May 24, 1986 and she survives. He worked for the State Highway Dept. for eleven years and was a member of the 741 Labors Union. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Orleans American Legion Post 69.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; one son, Seth Comello (Cara) of Orleans; three brother-in-laws, Darrell, Dale and Donald Baker; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Susan Smith and one brother, Frank Comello.

The funeral will be at 1:00 on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at a later date. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans American Legion Post 69.

Online condolences may expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Donald Voelker

May 20, 1925 — Oct. 01, 2019

Donald Frederick Voelker, 94 of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

He was born May 20, 1925 in Lanesville, Indiana to Frederick and Anna Zollman Voelker. He received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University – River Forest and his master’s degree from Indiana University – Bloomington. Don married Wilma Lorrene Kern on May 11, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna, IN. She preceded him in death August 4, 2019.

He taught at Lutheran schools for many years including Corunna, Indiana for 7 years, St. John’s White Creek for 20 years and retired in 1990 from Woodburn Lutheran School, Woodburn, Indiana after 18 years. Don had a love for music. He was church organist for 49 years, started the church choir and led it at St. John’s -White Creek for many years. He also sang with the Lutheran Men’s Choir. He was involved with the Indiana District Evangelism and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church – White Creek.

He loved to garden and was especially interested in nut trees, growing pecans and english walnuts. He was a sports enthusiast, rooting for Indiana and Kentucky. His greatest love and enjoyment came from spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his loving wife, Wilma. Don is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 72 years, Wilma, and his brothers, Martin and Oscar Voelker.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Lorrene Felker of Valencia, CA, John (Theresa) Voelker of San Francisco, CA, Jim (Charlotte) Voelker of Butlerville, IN and Pastor Steve (Linda) Voelker of Ft. Wayne, IN, his sister, Norma Blank of Lanesville, IN, his grandchildren, Brandon (Diana) Crews of Encino, CA, Lynn Voelker of San Francisco, CA, Dustin (Lindsey) Voelker of Columbus, IN, Derrek (Josh) Voelker of Panama City Beach, FL, Hannah (Adam) Cooper of North Vernon, IN, Michael (Abby) Voelker of Ft. Wayne, IN, Emily (Nathan) Miller of Indianapolis, IN and Brittany (Andrew) Peasley of Holland, MI. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Mila Voelker, Raegan Cooper, Aiden Miller, Kylani Miller, Mira Miller, Rylee Peasley, Avaleigh Peasley and Felicity Peasley.

Friends may gather with Don’s family from 2:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274 and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, October 7, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church – White Creek with Pastor Justin Whitmore officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his sweetheart at St. John’s Lutheran Church – White Creek Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran School – White Creek or Trinity High School in care of Burkholder Chapel.

Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

October 01, 2019

Lawrence Gilstrap

Aug. 09, 1932 — Sept. 27, 2019

Lawrence Edward Gilstrap, 87, of Heltonville passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 9, 1932 he was the son of Stanley Raymond and Dorothy (Axsom) Gilstrap. He married Virginia Gayle Brown on April 6, 1951 and she survives. He was a maintenance supervisor at Brunner’s Engineering, retiring in 1994. He also worked at WF Meyers. Edward loved airplanes, mowing grass and mushroom hunting. He attended Tunnelton High School and Englewood Baptist Church. Edward was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Korea. He also earned a Certificate of Journeyman Planer.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Gayle Gilstrap of Heltonville; one son, Edward Eugene “Gene” (Dalene) Gilstrap of Bedford; three daughters, Lee Anne (Perry Thomas) East, Susan (Patrick) Nead of Bloomington, Dorothy “Dot” Stout of Bedford; six grandsons, Tommy (Darlene) East, Stephen (Holly) East, Nathan (Ashley) Qualkenbush, Neal (Jessie) Qualkenbush, Isiah Killion, Elijah Killion; five granddaughters, Lisa (Brad) Current, Tia (Shanon) Hiles, Erin (Darren) Speer, Caitlin (Nathen) Bryant, Erica Stout-Carlson; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Thomas, Betty Jo Brown, Bonnie Clifton, Owetta Flinn; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ray Gilstrap and Robert D. Gilstrap; sisters, Nellie Allen, Virginia Durr, Helen Sovern, and Jean Horner.

Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Perry Thomas East and Pastor Stephen Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 -8 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Erna Todd

June 21, 1930 — Sept. 27, 2019

Erna Eugene “Ernie” Todd, 89, of Bedford went to be with our Lord Friday, September 27, 2019 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born, June 21, 1930 in Lawrence County, IN; he was the son of the late Earl and Myrtle (Wade) Todd. Ernie married Maxine Abrams on May 12, 1950, and they had 69 years together. He was a retired Boiler Operator in the power plant at Indiana University. Ernie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, auctions, spending time with his family, and a good cup of coffee.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine (Abrams) Todd, one son, Robert Eugene Todd (Anne), granddaughters, April Haskett (Bryce), Rachel Guthrie (Troy), and Amanda Flynn (Adam), great-grandchildren, Luke Haskett, Olivia Haskett, Grace Haskett, Eva Haskett, Abigail Guthrie, Brandt Guthrie, Coleson Stiles, Case Stiles, Caylee Stiles, Knox Flynn, Nick Flynn, Eli Flynn, and Bella Flynn. He was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Wayne Todd, and sisters, Evalene Bryant, Norma Cox, and Vergie Helms.

Visitation will be 11am-1pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Funeral services will be 1:00pm Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Michael Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Greene County.  Family and friends may express condolences at thefuneralchapel.net.

Jackie Callahan

Aug. 01, 1932 — Sept. 27, 2019

Jackie D. “Jack” Callahan, 87, of Mooresville, passed away on Friday September 27, 2019 at 11:37 p.m. at The Waters of Martinsville.

He was born in Indianapolis on August 1, 1932 to Fred Callahan and Helen (Brown) Wicker. He married Sylvia Audrey Callahan on December 17, 1955 and she preceded him in death. Jack was a graduate of Bedford High School and, he was a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force, he served in Korea and England where he met his wife Audrey. Jack was a founding member of the Mooresville Eagles, was a member of the Stone City Aquanauts Club, member of the American Legion and V.F.W in Mooresville. He loved wood working and working in his machine shop, loved dancing, he wrote poetry, coached little league baseball, and spending time with his loving family. Jack worked at RCA, Mallory, Dickey and Sons, Diamond Chain and Jacobs as an electrical engineer before being self-employed, he opened Callahan Sales and Engineering in Mooresville.

Survivors include two daughters, Avril Fisher of Huntington and Mavis Callahan-Rose of Mooresville, one son, James (Lisa) Callahan of Nashville, grandchildren, Turn (Megan) Bush, Brian (Alisha) Bush, Lindsey Rose Brewer, Aidan Callahan, and Cordelia Callahan, great grandchildren, Ben Bush, Audrey Bush, Melanie Bush, Adley Bush, Blake Pruett and Eli Brewer, two brothers, Tim Callahan and John Callahan, one sister, Susan Callahan. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Audrey.

Funeral services are on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Hwy. Bedford, Indiana 47421. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Post #33. Visitation will be on Thursday from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday October 5, 2019 at the Mooresville Eagles.

James Brown

Nov. 07, 1955 — Sept. 30, 2019

Mr. James R. Brown, age 63, of Salem, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at the home of his mother, Evalyn Brown.

Mr. Brown was born November 7, 1955 in Washington County, Indiana the son of Robert B. and Evalyn Middleton Brown. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

James is survived by his mother: Evalyn Brown of Salem, one daughter: Brittany Vertrees (Patrick) of Jeffersonville, and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his father: Robert B. Brown, a brother: Joey Brown and grandparents: Orville and Delora Middleton and Claude I. and Mary Brown.

Cremation was chosen and no services will be held.  Condolences can be made at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

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