Obituaries – April 2013

April 30, 2013

Toni L. McNabb

Feb. 4, 1965 — April 29, 2013

Toni L. McNabb, 48, Mitchell, passed away at 12:22 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1965, in Scott County, she was the daughter of Charlie Lee and Mildred Olive (Broady) White. She married Donald Wilson McNabb Sept. 19, 1987.

Toni had been a secretary at PC Pest Control Services and Turner Contracting Company.

She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and a 1983 graduate of Paoli High School.

Surviving are her husband, Donald W. McNabb of Mitchell; daughters, Whitney Dawn (Nathan) Edmonson and Mindy Lee McNabb, all of Mitchell; her mother, Mildred White of Mitchell; sisters, Rosemary Hunsucker of Mitchell, and Carol Ann Reed of Bedford.

Her father and brother, Francis Lee White, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: American Diabetes Association

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

Ella Allbright

May 27, 1923 — April 28, 2013

Ella Allbright, 89, Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:48 p.m. on Sunday at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

Ella was born May 27, 1923, in Mitchell, the daughter of George and Ada (Smith) Tirey. She married Walton Allbright on Nov. 1, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 1994.

She graduated from Mitchell High School, and was very active within her community and church. She was a faithful member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, the Jug Rox Grandmother’s Club, the Garden Club, and was a former member of Rebekah Lodge. She was a dedicated homemaker, and took great care in maintaining her home.

Her family includes: daughters, Judy Pruett of Washington and Joy Gibson of Shoals; five grandchildren, Christopher Pruett of Evansville, Michael Gibson, Ryan Gibson, and Jamie Shaw, all of Shoals, and Chad Gibson of Evansville; eight great-grandchildren Joseph, Joshua and Phillip Pruett, Maggie and Gracie Shaw, Rylee and Reese Gibson and Kristin Norris; one great-great-granddaughter, Evelyn Sophia Pruett; brothers, Robert and Donald Tirey, both of Oolitic, and Wayne, John Henry and Larry Tirey, all of Bedford; sisters, Phyllis Tucker, Delores Grubb and Rhea Anderson, all of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Alvy Tirey; and one sister, Mary Jane Tirey.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

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

Preferred memorials to the Shoals United Methodist Church, envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.queen-lee.com.

April 29, 2013

Robert L. Kidwell

July 16, 1931 — April 27, 2013

Robert L. “Bird Dog” Kidwell, 81, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

Born July 16, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Fed and Gladys (Nugent) Kidwell. He married Marilyn Price March 24, 1976.

He retired from Mitchell Transport and was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Kidwell of Bloomington; children, Bobby Lee Kidwell of Missouri, Vicky Kidwell of Maine, Don Hollars and Michelle Taylor, both of Mitchell, and James Hollars of Bloomington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a brother, Doug Kidwell of Brownstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Kidwell; and brother, Feddy Kidwell.

Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Becky Ryan officiating. Cremation was chosen, and burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

A Masonic Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

April 28, 2013

Freeda B. Stewart

Dec. 14, 1910 — April 27, 2013

Freeda B. Stewart, 102, of Ellettsville, passed away Saturday morning April 27, 2013, at Bell Trace Health and Living Center. She was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, to Remus and Lida Stewart Blackwell December 14, 1910, the third of five children.

After graduating from Bedford High School in 1928, Freeda married Clarence Stewart, a public school educator. They met as members of the Guthrie Christian Church, which is located in southern Monroe County. They built a marriage/partnership of 62 years from their spiritual beginning.

Freeda and Clarence moved their family to Ellettsville in 1935 when Clarence joined the faculty of Ellettsville High School.

As an active and devout member of the Ellettsville United Methodist Church, Freeda served as Sunday school teacher, church historian, membership preparatory leader and officer for the Methodist Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was a longtime member of the Ellettsville chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and past worthy matron.

Freeda was always a willing volunteer and generously contributed her time and energy to the PTA, Richland-Bean Blossom Family Store and elementary school reading program.

She was an active worker in the Monroe County Fall Festival, including chairwoman of the quilt show.

Freeda’s professional life included sales clerk at J.C. Penney’s in Bloomington, deputy to the Monroe County Clerk and executive secretary to the Indiana University Alumni Office until her retirement in 1975.

Early in their married life, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Freeda provided additional income by raising and selling bushel baskets of pole beans and nurturing chickens that provided dozens of fresh eggs for the local grocery store.

Freeda and Clarence were parents to three sons, Glen, Wallace and Paul.

In 1947, the family expanded to seven when Freeda and Clarence provided a home for their niece and nephew, Barbara Blackwell Deckard and Garreth Blackwell, after both of their parents had passed away.

Along with the responsibilities of parenting and the demands of her professional career, Freeda also found time to be a skilled cook, successful flower and vegetable gardener and supportive wife with their cattle business.

She was famous for her pecan pie, persimmon pudding, yeast rolls, angel food cake, seasoned green beans, fried chicken and meat loaf.

When Freeda became a centenarian, her family gave thanks for the accomplishments of her life and for the gift of her longevity.

Freeda is survived by her son Wallace Stewart and his wife Frances Sue (Morris) of Bloomington; son Paul Stewart and his wife Barbara Ann (Lasota) of Greensboro, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; niece, Barbara Blackwell Deckard of Brownstown; nephew, Garreth Blackwell of Ellettsville; and brother-in-law, Carl Stewart of Bloomington.

Freeda was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Glen Stewart, in 1987; husband, Clarence in 1990; sisters, Avis Prince, Eva Grace Hillenberg and Alea Younger; and a brother, Elmer Blackwell.

Funeral services for Freeda will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Ellettsville First United Methodist Church. She will be laid to rest next to Clarence in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Ellettsville. Visitation will be Monday, April 29, 2013, at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Highway 37, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Freeda’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Bell Trace Health and Living Center for their loving and professional care of their mother. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Robert L. ‘Bird Dog’ Kidwell

Robert L. “Bird Dog” Kidwell, 81, of Bloomington, formerly of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

April 27, 2013

Connie S. Pingree

July 11, 1944 — April 23, 2013

Connie Sue Raines Pingree, 68, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday after a long illness.

She was born in Bedford on July 11, 1944, the daughter of Joseph F. and Pearl M. (Clements) Raines

Connie is survived by her sons, Mark Clark of McMinnville, Tenn., and Paul Clark of Cecilia, Ky.; granddaughters, Rebekah Tabor and Amber Basham; grandsons, Michael Clark, Joseph Clark and Mark Clark Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Earley of Kissimmee Fla.; brothers, Doyle (Norma) Raines of Crawfordsville and Wayne (Patty) Raines of Vista Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph Raines Jr. and Bobby Raines; one sister, Geraldine Raines; and one granddaughter, Tishina Clark.

Connie loved life, spending time with family, traveling, crocheting, playing her guitar and singing country and gospel music, and reading her Bible.

Graveside memorial service will be at noon today at Leatherwood Cemetery.

Russell Tanksley

June 2, 1929 — April 25, 2013

Russell “Gene” Tanksley, 83, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday evening at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born in Lawrence County, he was the son of Noble and Ruby (Taylor) Tanksley. He married Juanita Madge Jones June 2, 1952, and she preceded him in death Aug. 30, 2009.

He retired from Regal Beloit and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1948. Gene was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

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

Surviving are his children, Jeanne A. Smith of Palmyra, James M. Tanksley of Indianapolis, Jerry Lee Tanksley of Mitchell and Debbie Kenney of McHenry, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Raymond Tanksley, Roger Tanksley, and Ralph Tanksley, all of Mitchell

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Roland, Ronald, Roy K., and Rex Tanksley; and sisters, Ruth Sipes and Rowena Elrod.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Casketbearers: Jason Hiser, Jerry Tanksley Jr., James Hiser, Jordan Smith, Matt Tanksley, Eric Tanksley, and Caven Tanksley.

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

April 26, 2013

Wayne F. Clements

June 8, 1926 — April 24, 2013

Wayne F. “Frank” Clements, 86, of Bedford, died Wednesday at the Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

Frank was born June 8, 1926, in Orleans, the son of Charles and Sarah West Clements. He married Dorothy Maxine Phillips on Sept. 9, 1944 and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2012.

He attended Orleans schools and served in the United States Army, during World War II in the Philippines.

He retired from General Motors in 1992. He had previously worked for 28 years at the former Wheeler Foutch in Orleans and in Bedford and had been the deputy chief of the Orleans Police Department in the 1950s.

He was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church in Bedford, where he served as an elder. He had been an elder for many years in the Orleans Christian Church, before moving his membership to Bedford.

He is survived by his daughter, Connie Jentes of Woodlawn, Tenn.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, John Clements of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Frankie Jean; three brothers; and four sisters.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Frank Johnson and Russell Johnson officiating. Burial, with military rites by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69, will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit with family from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Phillip Hillenburg

Nov. 18, 1935 — April 24, 2013

Phillip Lee Hillenburg, 77, of Heltonville passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born November 18, 1935 in Monroe County, he was the son of Gilbert Franklin and Mable Pearl (Axsom) Hillenburg.

Phillip retired as a custodian from Indiana University after 33 years of service.

He was a member of the Burgoon Baptist Church, a former member of the Advisory Board of Polk Township and a former member of the Board of Trustees at Old Chapel Hill Church.

Phillip was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed farming.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Margie (Smith) Hillenburg, three sons, David Hillenburg (Karen) of Norman, Dwayne Hillenburg (Lisa), Dennis Hillenburg (Tricia) all of Bedford, four grandchildren, Andrew (Jackie), Becca, Jacobi and Jareb Hillenburg, one great-grandson, Dean Hillenburg, four sisters, Virginia Atchley, Joann Haywood, Diane Hillenburg, Jeanette Payton and one brother, Larry Hillenburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Harriett Mullis and three brothers, Keith, Harry and Robert Hillenburg.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Burgoon Baptist Church 8598 E. Burgoon Church Rd. in Bloomington. Pastor Harold Godsey will officiate.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Online condolences may be made the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

Charles H. Morrison

Oct. 24, 1914 — April 24, 2013

Charles H. “Charlie” Morrison, 98, formerly of Norman, died at 7:03 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Norman, he was the son of Hugh and Josie (Baker) Morrison.

He owned and operated sawmills and farms. He also worked as a welder for Brunner Engineering.

He was a graduate of Clearspring High School. He was a World War II Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

Surviving are his two sisters, Nora Roush and Minnie Duncan, both of Norman; one brother, Harrell Morrison of Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Millard Morrison and James “Albert” Morrison; and three sisters, Alice Sprankle, Edna Sovern, and Inez Speer.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Ben Durr officiating. Burial will be in Guthrie Creek Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 DAV Chapter 2.

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

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

Robert Lawson

Robert Vincent “Bob” Lawson, 68, Bedford, died April 15 after a lengthy illness at Auburn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facility in Auburn. Cremation was chosen. A private memorial celebration of life will be held at Hauck House Chapel at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Connie S. Pingree

July 11, 1944 — April 23, 2013

Connie Sue Raines Pingree, 68, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, Ky., after a long illness. Graveside memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Leatherwood Cemetery.

April 25, 2013

Lewellyn Pratt

Sept. 12, 1929 — April 21, 2013

Lewellyn H. “Lew” Pratt, 83, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday at his residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1929, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of Hastings B. Pratt and Constance (Cotter) VanWinkle.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Donna F. Pratt; children, C. Melinda Wedemeyer of Heath, Ohio, L. Marie Murphy (John), Kelly L. Lambe (Alan), H. Bowen Pratt (Lisa), Robert D. Scott (Tina), N. Judd Pratt, all of Bloomington; and 14 granchildren.

Lew died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family.

The memorial service will be a private family gathering to be determined at a later date.

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

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

Carolyn D. Payton

April 16, 1966 — April 18, 2013

Carolyn Dawn Payton passed away April 18.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joanne Payton.

She is survived by her partner in life, Dennis Rossi; his children, Lee and Shelly Rossi; her father, Floy E. Payton; brother, Keith (Jill) Payton; niece and nephew, Alexis and Ethan Payton; aunt, Nancy Henderson; and many devoted friends and family members.

Carolyn was a very active member of the Moose Lodge in Manassas, Va., where she was a member of the Women of the Moose and served on many committees.

Her greatest joy was being with her family of friends at the Lodge.

A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Moose Lodge, 9305 Brentsville, Manassas, Va.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Tunnelton Cemetery in Tunnelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Moose Charities, in memory of Carolyn Payton, School Renovation Project, 155 S International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100 or online at www.moosecharities.org.

Frank Clements

June 8, 1926 — April 24, 2013

Frank Clements, 86, Bedford, died Wednesday. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

James M. Beasley

March 23, 1947 — April 23, 2013

James Michael Beasley, 66, Mitchell, died at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on May 11, at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors. A celebration of life will follow at American Legion Post No. 250. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Morrison

Charles Morrison, 98, formerly of Norman, died at 7:03 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 24, 2013

Helen Reynolds

March 1, 1924 — April 23, 2013

Helen L. Reynolds, 89, of Bedford, died at 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born March 1, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Pearl (Peyton) McCain. She married James L. Reynolds on July 24, 1942, and he preceded her in death.

She graduated from Shawswick High School with the Class of 1942.

She was a meat cutter for the Kroger Co. and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

She enjoyed traveling, was an avid quilter and loved to crochet.

Survivors include two daughters, Suzan Maddox and husband Ronnie of Bedford, and Dian Miller and husband Darrell of Shepherdsville, Ky.; two stepgrandchilden, Dana Dolan and Michael Miller, both of Shepherdsville, Ky.; a granddaughter-in-law Debbie Terrell of Bedford; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Terrell; three step-great-grandchildren, Makenzie Miller and Callon and Clayton Willett of Shepherdsville, Ky.; a sister, Barbara Payton of Bedford; and two brothers, Bob McCain of Bedford and Kenneth McCain of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Chris “Big Chris” Terrell; three sisters, Frances Turpin, Marie Jackson and Ruth Rainey; and two brothers, Paul and Ernest McCain.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Ruth J. Cazee

Nov. 9, 1930 — April 22, 2013

Ruth J. (Sipes) Cazee, 83, of Bedford, died at 4:15 p.m. on Monday at Johnson’s Christian Village in Fayetteville.

Born Nov. 9, 1930. in Bedford, she was the daughter of Everett E. and Winnie Lorraine (Bridges) Sipes. She married Charles Cazee on July 15, 1950, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 2010.

She retired in 1992 after working as a medical assistant for 39 years. She was employed by Dr. Donald M. Kerr from 1952-1987 and later worked for Dr. Bruce and Dr. Guy Waldo until her retirement.

She attended the Free Methodist Church and enjoyed crocheting and gardening.

Survivors include a niece, Sheri Zuker and husband Larry of Evanston, Ill.; a nephew, Tony Sipes of Bloomington; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, David R Cazee; a brother, Robert Sipes; four half brothers, Paul, Ralph, Clyde and Everett Sipes; a half sister, Marie Sipes Moore.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Johnson’s Christian Village.

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

Marie A. Burgess

March 19, 1948 — April 22, 2013

Marie Ann Burgess, 65, of Brownstown, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Monday at her home.

Born March 19, 1948, in Bedford, to William Glenn and Elizabeth Marie Wray Duncan, she was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School. She married Dr. William E. Burgess on Feb. 1, 1966, while attending IU.

Marie worked with her husband to begin his dental practice in Seymour, while raising four children. She was his dental assistant and office manager.

Marie had a passion for serving her family, church, community and others in the world. She supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, following her daughter’s diagnosis. She was co-founder of Habitat for Humanity of Jackson County, Inc; was a charter member of LaSertoma and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Marie loved quilting, flowers, reading and antique collecting. She was a 4-H leader, a member of the All Seasons Garden Club, Phi Beta Psi, Small Town Quilters and owned Remember When Antiques.

She was an active member of Central Christian Church in Seymour.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; children, David W. (Melanie) Burgess, Debra M. (Jeff) Grant, Wesley R. (Bridget) Burgess and Todd C. (Tammy) Burgess; her mother; three sisters, Barbara (Randy) Powell, Pamela (Jerry) Freeman and Nancy Ryan; brother, William Doyle (Dianna) Duncan; and nine grandchildren.

Her father and grandparents, William and Vay Duncan, Doyle Wray, and Ralph and Fern Wray Mikels preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Central Christian Church in Seymour. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel, and from 9 a.m. until service Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Memorials can be made to Jackson County 4-H, Habitat for Humanity of Jackson County Inc., Indiana Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or Central Christian Church Haiti Missions through the funeral home.

Condolences can be shared at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

Helen Bennett

Nov. 15, 1926 — April 21, 2013

Helen Bennett, 86, passed away Sunday at Covington Manor Nursing Center in Fort Wayne.

Born in Bedford, Helen worked as a manager with Sears for 30 years.

She was a member of Anthony Wayne First Church of God and the Odd Couples square dancing club.

She enjoyed playing cards and square dancing.

Surviving are her sons, Michael Bennett of Fort Wayne and James D (Jean) Bennett of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Connie Bennett of Huntingburg; sister, Phyllis Allen of Bedford; three grandchildren; and over 50 nieces and nephews around the world.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband and dance partner, Claude L. Bennett; parents Alva and Kate Smith, grandson, Scott Milne, brothers, John Smith and E. Richard Smith; and sister, Donna Short.

Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive with calling from 11 a.m. until service time. Pastor Jerry Blanchard officiating. Burial in Covington Memorial Garden Cemetery Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation of America. To send online condolences, please visit www.covingtonmemorial.com.

James M. Beasley

James Michael Beasley, 66, Mitchell, died Tuesday evening at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 23, 2013

Mary A. Culhan

Aug. 12, 1922 — April 22, 2013

Mary Ann Kern Culhan, 90, of Bedford, died at 9:20 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Aug. 12 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Samuel R. and Dollis Lucille (Watson) Stevens. She married Thomas R. Kern in 1941 and he preceded her in death in 1973.

She retired as a file clerk for the U.S. Government. She had worked at McDonald’s Jewelry, Smith’s Jewelry and Kern’s Restaurant and Motel.

She was an avid euchre player and enjoyed bingo.

She was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include a son, Mark Raymond Kern of Bedford; a sister, Patsy Ruth Smith and husband Lester of Washington; brother-in-law, Wayne Kern of Bedford; three nephews, Steve Robbins and Sam and Kent Smith; and four nieces, Rebecca Jesse, Cathy Hackney, Donna Lou Tlustek and Dianna Armstrong.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Martha Jane Robbins.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery with Elmer Reynolds officiating.

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

W. Benjamin Spreen

May 5, 1917 — April 19, 2013

Waldo Benjamin “Ben” Spreen, 95, of New Castle passed away Friday at Heritage House of New Castle.

He was born May 5, 1917, in Washington, to the late Waldo and Beulah (Hobson) Spreen.

He retired from Wilfong Construction and farming in Hancock, Lawrence and Hamilton counties. He was a 50-year member of the Greenfield Masonic Lodge and was also a member of the Church of Christ in Williams.

He was a pilot and enjoyed flying.

Survivors include his three children, John (wife, Rita) Spreen of New Palestine, Linda Ratliff of Montrose, Colo., and Mary Jane Spreen (husband, Ray) Grogan of Iowa City, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Shelia (husband, Kenneth) Cox of New Castle; six grandchildren Karen Elsea and Kevin Spreen of New Palestine, Dylan Hengstler of Arlington Heights, Ill., Joel Hengstler of Las Vegas Nev., and Abe Grogan and Lucy Davis of Iowa City, Iowa; one stepgrandchild, Kenny Cox of New Castle; 11 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Perry Spreen of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Margaret Armstrong of Williams, and Betty Gore, of Mitchell; and 20 nieces and nephews. His first wife, Levon (Thompson) is a resident of Iowa City, Iowa.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Applegate) Spreen, to whom he was married for 39 years; a daughter, Shirley Spreen; brother, Harold Spreen; two sisters, Maeda Kern and Erma Rimmel; and one stepgrandchild, Kelly Cox.

Services will be at noon on Thursday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, with the Rev. Robert Shaeffer officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery-West Lawn Addition.

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

You may express condolences or share a memory of Ben at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Nancy S. Phillips

Feb. 8, 1951 — April 22, 2013

Nancy Sue (Summitt) Phillips, 62, of Bedford, died at 6:10 a.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 8, 1951, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Teddy Bird and Doris Anna (Martin) Summitt Sr. She married Bobby Joe Phillips in June of 1970. He died May 5, 2006.

She managed Buddy’s Bait Shop for several years. She was of Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are one son, Jeffrey Phillips of Bedford; five brothers, Jerry B. Summitt, Terry Dale Summitt, Robert M. Summitt, Kenneth R. Summitt and Teddy B. Summitt Jr.; three sisters, Betty Faye Godsey, Robin Lee Wampler and Theresa Christy; companion, John Mathis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Vicki LittleJohn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Joe Martin officiating. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Wilma L. Wright

Jan. 14, 1934 — April 21, 2013

Wilma L. Wright, 79, of Heltonville, died at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Jan. 14, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Irena (Murphy) White. She was formerly married to Myron Hudson and Ralph Wright.

She retired from NWSC Crane in 1994.

She was a life-time member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club.

She attended Heltonville Christian Church and Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her beloved friend and companion, Doodle Briscoe; a daughter, Debbie (Hudson) Butler of Bedford; three sons, Tom Hudson of Heltonville, Alan Wright and wife Barbara of Huntingburg, and DeWayne Wright and wife Christina of Oolitic; two sisters, Letta Mae Purdy and husband Don and Brenda McDonald and husband Gary, all of Heltonville; three brothers, Darrell White and Kenny White and wife Phyllis, all of Heltonville, and Dale White and wife Dawn of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Kyle and Corey Hudson, Jason, Justin and Jarrod Butler, Amanda Smith, and Adam and James Wright; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son (in infancy).

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with Brother Perry East officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Norma L. Wade

May 19, 1934 — April 21, 2013

Norma L. Wade, 78, of Shoals, passed away at 2:36 p.m. on Sunday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Norma was born on May 19, 1934, in Martin County, to Emerson and Hazel Gertrude (Kidwell) Shipman.

On Christmas Day of 1952 she married Wayne F. Wade in Odon, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1999.

Norma graduated with the Class of 1952 from Shoals High School.

She was formerly employed as Secretary to the Principal of the Shoals Community School Corporation. She also worked for Tredway’s Market in Shoals, and was bookkeeper for Friesenhengst’s, Albright Insurance Agency, and Bill Dobson Ford.

She was a faithful member of the Shoals Christian Church.

She is deeply loved and missed by her family, including, daughters, Tangela L. and Vincent Marsh of Anderson and Stacy and Daniel Owens of Shoals; sons, Daniel Scott and Sherry Wade of Shoals and Kelly W. and Michele Wade of Mitchell; grandchildren, Will Owens, Melissa Garrison, Holly Carey, Vincent Marsh, Joshua Wade, Joana Wade, and Jenna Wade; great-grandchildren, Sydney Owens, Ella Owens, Noelle Carey and Cooper Carey; one sister, Ruth Ann Roach of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Barbara Pipher; and two brothers, James Shipman and Billy Shipman in childhood. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Shoals Christian Church with Brother Matthew Sullivan will be officiating the service. She will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Ruth J. Cazee

Nov. 9, 1930 — April 22, 2013

Ruth J. (Sipes) Cazee, 83, Bedford, died at 4:15 p.m. on Monday at Johnson’s Christian Village in Fayetteville.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Johnson’s Christian Village.

Helen Reynolds

Helen Reynolds, 87, Bedford, died at 4:20 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 22, 2013

Beverly L. Beasley

Jan. 15, 1935 — April 20, 2013

Beverly LaDonna Beasley, 78, of Heltonville, passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born on Jan. 15, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Andrew and Rebecca (Morron) George. She married Morris Beasley on Oct. 17, 1953, and he preceded her in death in 2003.

She was employed at RCA and Visteon.

Surviving are her two sons, Kip (Lori) Beasley of Heltonville, and Kenneth (Beverly) Beasley of Bedford; two daughters, Kim (Matt) Craig and Kammie Taylor, both of Heltonville; four grandchildren, Teela Beasley, Dusty Taylor, Brandon Beasley and Shanda Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one infant son, William Morris.

Private graveside service will be Wednesday with Merle and Nellie Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Madilyn E. M. Reid

July 16, 2012 — April 19, 2013

Infant Madilyn Elizabeth Marie Reid, 9 months, died at 12 p.m. Friday in Mitchell. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dive Cemetery.

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

Wilma Wright

Wilma Wright, 79, Heltonville, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 21, 2013

Delores Irene Smith

Nov. 28, 1947 — April 18, 2013

Delores Irene Smith went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Core Nursing Home in Bedford.

Delores was born on November, 28, 1947, in Niles, Michigan. She and her family moved to Ellettsville in 1993. Delores was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord, reading her Bible daily until her very serious illness. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Delores is survived by her son, Paul Smith of Bloomington; daughter, Doreen Bixler of Ellettsville; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Michaela of Bloomington, and Tristen, Cameron and Rhiannon of Gosport.

A private ceremony for immediate family was held at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville.

Scriptures and spiritual support and prayers were given by Pastor Larry Mitchell and Pastor Tony Stangas from House of Prayer Ellettsville. Cremation services were performed, and burial will be in Niles, Michigan.

Visit www.chandlerfh.com to visit Delores’ tribute page and share condolences, photos, and more with the family.

Johnnie G. Waltke

Sept. 26, 1923 — April 17, 2013

Johnnie G. Waltke, 89, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Johnnie was born September 26, 1923, in Adams County, Indiana, and was the son of Harvey Christian and Margaret May (Thatcher) Waltke.

Johnnie was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theatre.

Johnnie then worked as a machine operator, working at General Electric and Sarkes Tarzian before spending over 40 years at Indiana University as the machine shop supervisor for the Psychology Department.

He was also the head usher at Assembly Hall for more than 40 years for IU basketball and was an avid fan as well.

He was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and the American Legion Post #18.

Survivors include his daughter, Shirley “Ann” Ferling (Ronald F.) of Camarillo, CA, and son, Dennis Waltke (Debrah) of Greenwood, IN. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Rachael E. Waltke of Indianapolis, IN, Aaron J. Waltke, Melissa Kay Ferling and Douglas Ronald Ferling (Rune Freeman Ferling), all of Los Angeles, CA.; one great-grandson, Lennox Ferling; and his dear friend, Mary Tabor of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen “Kay” (Ryan) Waltke in 2010; his parents; and a half-sister, Audrey Mary Andrews.

Services for Johnnie will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Burial will follow the services at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time at The Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

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

Madilyn Elizabeth Marie Reid

Madilyn Elizabeth Marie Reid, 9 months, died Friday. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dive Cemetery.

April 20, 2013

James W. VanMeter

Feb. 18, 1953—April 18, 2013

James Wayne VanMeter, 60, Mitchell, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1953, in Mitchell, he was the son of James and Louise “Toots” (Bertram) VanMeter.

He was a truck driver for Mitchell Transport and Hancock Trucking. James was also a construction worker.

He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post No. 250, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club.

Surviving are siblings, Roger (Judy) VanMeter of Richardson, Texas; Jane Roof of Louisville, Ky.; Gayle (Douglas) Strange of Loogootee; and Rita Smith of Mitchell.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

There will be no visitation.

The Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

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

April 19, 2013

Bradley D. Harris

Sept. 28, 1971 — April 16, 2013

Bradley David Harris, 41, Anderson, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born September 28, 1971 in Elwood. He graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1989.

He was a paintless dent repair R. & I. Technician for four years. He was employed by Qwik Way Dent Technology and Auto Hail Storm Troopers.

He loved his dog, Precious, and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Survivors include his companion of 16 years Missy Stout of Anderson; mother and stepfather, Mary and Bobby Williamson of Anderson; his brothers, Michael Harris and John (Stacy Orebaugh) Harris of Anderson; friend, Brandon Tompkins of Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry D. Harris, March 23, 2013; his brother, Larry Harris, Jr.; and his grandparents.

A special thank you to Aunt Sis, Cathy Duckworth, Rick McKay, Dean and Nancy Allen for their kind care of Brad.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Ned Clark officiating. Burial will be in Perkinsville Cemetery, Perkinsville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.

April 18, 2013

Patricia Allen

July 9, 1942 — April 17, 2013

Patricia A. Allen, 70, of Bedford, died at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

Born July 9, 1942, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Howard and Alma (Fine) Johnson.

She was a home health caregiver with Candle Light Service in Oolitic and attended Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Rick Allen of Columbia, Md.; five sisters, Judy Nichols of Enid, Okla., Brenda Johnson of Bedford, Loretta Milligan of Bishop’s Head, Md., Carolyn Middletown of Flintstone, Md. and Debra Knoll of Indianapolis; two brothers, James Johnson of Bedford and Gilbert Johnson of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Richard and Steven Allen; a daughter, Lynn Collins; two children (in infancy); three brothers, Raymond, Russell and Perry Johnson; two sisters, Delores Fish and Dorothy Allen; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the family.

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

Sherry Farrell

April 4, 1961 — April 14, 2013

Sherry Batchelor Farrell, age 52 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at her residence.

She was born in Bedford on April 4, 1961, to Doyle and Libby (Bridwell) Raines. She married Harold “Sonny” Farrell on Sept. 7, 2010, in Bedford and he survives,

Sherry was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Harold “Sonny” Farrell of Bedford; one son, Jason (Tonya) Raines of Texas: one daughter, Lacie (Jerry) Zeller of Roachdale; her father, Doyle (Norma) Raines of Crawfordsville; grandchildren, Mason and Jasmine Zeller, T.J. Dixon and Gabrielle Pruitt; stepchildren, Gina Farrell and Chance Farrell, both of Grand Junction, Colo., and Matthew Farrell of Bedford; stepgrandchildren, Makayla, Daniel, and Josephine Farrell; three sisters, Cindy (Joe) Hunter of Bedford, Tracy Oakes of Lebanon, and Misty Busse of Elizabethtown, Ky.; nephews, Byron, Chad and Cody Lintz; and niece, Bethany Hunter.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Libby Raines Hicks, and two sisters, Shawn Raines and Teresa Kohl.

Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Friends may call on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

April 17, 2013

Marion M. Robinson

July 9, 1928 — April 16, 2013

Marion M. Robinson, 84, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born July 9, 1928, in Oshawa, Canada, she was the daughter of Samuel and Wilhelmina (Cossar) Howie. She married Howard Robinson on April 17, 1948; he died Sept. 27, 2001.

She was a homemaker who excelled at sewing, cooking and working in her flower gardens; she attended First Church of the Nazarene, Bedford; was an avid stamp and doll collector; she loved gospel music and was very proud of her Scottish heritage.

Surviving are four sons, Robert (Linda) Robinson of Springville, Bill (Susie) Robinson of Bedford, Michael Robinson of Bloomington, and David L. Robinson of New Carlisle, Ohio; two daughters, Elaine (Mel) Rile of Bedford and Lisa Williams of Dayton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Mindy Mosier, Nate Robinson, Laura (Jake) Robinson Easter, Garrett Neumann, Tiffany (Chris) Neumann-Watercutter, Traeden Rhys Robinson, Sabrina, Amelia and Logan Robinson, Anthony Rile and Jessica Williams; three great-grandchildren, Brett Mosier, Whitney Mosier and Ayden Easter; and one sister, Nancy Leonard, Hagersville, (Ontario) Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; one daughter, Joanne Culham; two brothers, Joe and Howard Howie; one sister, Elizabeth Fleming; and one granddaughter, Brier Neumann.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with the Rev. Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Alzheimer’s Association; the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Breast Cancer); or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

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

Gertrude Armstrong

March 3, 1918 — April 15, 2013

Gertrude “Trudy” Armstrong, 95, of Bedford, formerly of Florida, passed away at 5 p.m. on Monday at Johnson Christian Village.

Born on March 3, 1918 in Easton, Conn., she was the daughter of Ralph and Helen (McNeil) Marsh. She married William G. Anderson on June 18, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 18 1989, then she married Otis R. Armstrong on June 6, 1993, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2007.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Sherry (Wayne) Neeley; two stepsons, David (June) Armstrong and Rick (Brenda) Armstrong and their families

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Neeley officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:30–2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

The Armstrong family would like to express a special thanks to Johnson Christian Village, Southern Care Hospice and Dr. Shamloo for their care of Trudy.

Judith A. Van Hoy

July 6, 1941 — April 15, 2013

Judith Ann Van Hoy, 71, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born July 6, 1941, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harley and Georgia Maxine (Johnson) Kelley. She married Charles Robert “Bob” Van Hoy June 24, 1966.

Judy was secretary for Van Hoy Heating and Cooling and was a 1959 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are her husband, Bob Van Hoy of Mitchell; son, Charles Stacy (Brandy) Van Hoy of Bedford; grandchildren, Savanna Lee and Charles Seaver Van Hoy; and a sister, Brenda Richason of Greencastle.

Her sons, Scott David Van Hoy and infant, Ricky; mother, Georgia Maxine Taflinger; father, Harley Kelley; and stepfather, Charles G. “Bud” Taflinger, preceded her in death.

Funeral service was Tuesday evening in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery this morning.

Casketbearers: Jeff Isom, Greg Isom, Eric Isom. Michael Ray, Shea Van Hoy, and Troy Fields.

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

Sherry Farrell

April 4, 1961 — April 14, 2013

Sherry Batchelor Farrell, 52, Bedford, died on Sunday at her residence. Memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials: White River Humane Society.

April 16, 2013

George James Jr.

Nov. 17, 1925 — April 14, 2013

George “Corky” James Jr., 87, Mitchell, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 17, 1925, in Mitchell, he was the son of George Clark and Violet (Fiddler) James Sr. He married Dorothy Jane Rogers Dec. 31, 1945.

He retired from Mitchell Community Schools as head of the maintenance department, and served on the Mitchell Fire Department for 25 years. As a member and fire chief, Corky received a Key to the City of Mitchell.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944 and was a life member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Dot James of Mitchell; daughters, Rebecca Ann (Richard) McCloud of Bloomfield and Mary Violet (Mark) Gee of North East, Pennsylvania; a son, George Clark (Brenda) James III of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Corky was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha, and his parents.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sara Shields officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society in honor of his granddaughters, Angela Holtsclaw and Andrea Mize, or the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

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

Gertrude Armstrong

Gertrude Armstrong, 95, of Bedford, died at 5 p.m. on Monday at Johnson Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Marion M. Robinson

Marion M. Robinson, 84, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 15, 2013

Marlina J. Lundy

Dec. 9, 1961 — April 13, 2013

Marlina J. Lundy, age 51 of Bedford, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hosptial.

She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Dec. 9, 1961, to Marlin and Opal M. (Chapel) Williams, Marlina married William “Bill” Lundy on March 31, 1990, in Bedford and he survives.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Lundy of Bedford; one daughter, Marybeth O. (Timothy R. Caudill) Lundy of Bedford; a sister and brother–in-law Rhonda and Marty George of Bedford; one brother; nieces and nephews, Brandon L. and Jessica Lundy, Christopher D. Lundy, Kaden Lundy, Braden Lundy, Hayden Lundy, Shaidyn Lundy, and Jayda Lundy.

Marlina was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister.

Celebration of Life will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Mary A. Terry

June 22, 1934 — April 11, 2013

Mary Ann Terry, 78, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 22, 1934, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Leland Stanley and Eva (Bailey) Todd. She married Robert Eugene Terry and he preceded her in death in 1990.

She was an assistant dietician and retired from Mitchell Manor. Mary was a member of the Mitchell Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving are her children, Jerry Lee (Brenda) Terry of Orleans, Robert Eugene (Jan) Terry of Stonington, Juanita Edith (Frank) Lockridge of Paoli, Michael David Terry of Mitchell, Deborah Kay (William Michael) Smith of Mitchell, Billy Joe (Stacy) Terry of Mitchell and Leland Stanley (Amber) Terry of Bedford; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Dolores Todd of Indianapolis.

Her parents; husband, daughter-in-law, Sue; grandson, Troy Terry; sister, Juanita Todd; and brother, Jerry Todd, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on today at the funeral home.

Stacey Orman-Glotzbach

Derek D. Finney

Chayce C. Glotzbach

Stacey Dawn Orman-Glotzbach, 36, and her children, Derek Dwayne Middleton Finney, 14, and Chayce Christopher Glotzbach, 4, died at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday in Bedford.

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

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

George James Jr.

George “Corky” James Jr., 87, Mitchell, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 14, 2013

Steven Edgar George

Feb. 1, 1950 — April 13, 2013

Steven Edgar George, 63, of Bedford, died at his residence Saturday morning. He was born February 1, 1950, in Bedford, to Elmer and Sylvia (Bailey) George. He graduated Heltonville High School in the class of ‘68 and got his bachelors degree in ’72 from Oakland City College. He retired from GM Central Foundry.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Keith) George; sons, Tyson and Grace George of Heltonville, Rick Kinser of Bartlettsville, Robert and Angie Goldsberry of Spencer and Jeremy George of Orleans; daughter, Charity and Toby Cicak of Whitestown; sisters, Sarah Lou and Fred Norman of Heltonville and Nancy and George Waldon of Bloomington; grandchildren, Robert, Alex, Grant and Anna Goldsberry, Britanny Stovall, Keenan Henderson, Plymouth Kinser, Jacob Cicak, Cheyan and Cassidy.He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to the service time at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Bro. Kenny Dalton will officiate.

Mary Alberta McKamey Cotton

Dec. 17, 1921 — April 12, 2013

Mary Alberta (McKamey) Cotton, 91, of Bloomington, passed away early Friday morning April 12, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She had been in failing health for some time. She was born in Martin County, Indiana, on December 17, 1921, to the late Roscoe and Tillie (Wolf) Wininger.

Mary married Vernice A. McKamey in Bloomington on May 2, 1942, and he preceded her in death October 1984.

She worked at various Kroger locations for 25 years before retiring in 1984, and was a longtime and loyal member of West Second Street Church of Christ of Bloomington.

In May of 1988, she married George Cotton, and he preceded her in death as well in March 2002.

Mary is survived by one son, Marlin McKamey and wife Monica of Everett, Washington; three grandchildren, Devin McKamey and wife Amy of Bedford, Jeffrey McKamey of Bloomington, and Melissa Williams and husband Jason also of Bloomington. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Kathleen Kidwell of Indianapolis and Loretta Turpin of Shoals; as well as several nieces and nephews.

One sister, Lavonna Pruett, preceded her in death, in addition to her parents and both husbands.

Funeral services for Mary will be conducted Monday, April 15, 2013, at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Highway 37, at 1 p.m. Mike Davis will preside and she will be laid to rest in the Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Allen Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

April 13, 2013

Mary A. Terry

June 22, 1934 — April 11, 2013

Mary Ann Terry, 78, Mitchell, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Monday at Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Jerry A. Bowden

Jerry A. Bowden, 67, Mitchell, died at 8:56 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the church. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

April 12, 2013

Roy L. Garrison

Jan. 10, 1925 — April 10, 2013

Roy Lee Garrison, age 88 of Mitchell, passed away on Thursday. He resided in Louisville, Ky., for the last three years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ott and Ada Garrison.

He was a member of River’s Edge Fellowship Church in Bedford.

Mr. Garrison owned and successfully worked a farm near Mitchell for years. He had a great love for travel and being with friends. Over the last 30 years he saw a great deal of the world. He traveled extensively throughout Europe. He also traveled to Northern Africa, specifically to Morocco and Egypt, and to Israel, Jordan and Turkey many times. He journeyed to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His travels took him through much of North America. Wherever he went in the world he met people who remained lifelong friends.

He is survived by many cousins and friends. We will all miss Roy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

John D. Blake

Dec. 19, 1938 — April 10, 2013

John Dee Blake, 74, Loogootee, went to be with his Heavenly Father, at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1938, in Williams, to Reno and Eva (Clark) Blake. He married Sharon K. Tharp on June 11, 1977, in Bloomington and she survives.

He retired from Tree of Life Trucking in Bloomington in 2000.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Shoals Church of The Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Loogootee; two brothers, Ronnie Blake of Bedford and Cleo Blake of Indianapolis; five sisters, Linda and Hulan Sturgeon of Bedford, Ina and Johnie Feathers of Springville, Juanita and Clifford Morris of Bedford, Joan Blake of Bedford and Annadee Craig of Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery. American Legion Post No. 61 will accord military graveside rites.

Condolences may be made online to the family at www.queenlee.com

Larry L. Torrance

Graveside service for Larry L. Torrance, 75, Mitchell, who died Jan. 9, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mitchell Cemetery with military honors.

Mary A. Terry

Mary A. Terry, 78, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation.

April 11, 2013

Joy M. Johnson

Joy Merla (Jacobs) Johnson of Indianapolis, died peacefully on March 29 at the age of 90.

She is survived by her brother, David A. Jacobs of Bedford; her son, Mike “Mickey” Johnson; her daughter-in-law, Robin; and three grandchildren, Jason, Robert and Jaclyn.

She has been reunited with her husband of 68 years, William R. “Johnny” Johnson, formerly of Bedford.

Joy was raised in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School with the Class of 1940.

Joy has donated her body to the IU Medical Center for science and research and there will be no funeral at this time.

There was a family memorial at her bedside when she passed.

Joy had a long and wonderful life and fulfilled her dream of singing in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

She was a devoted wife and mother and gave generously of herself. Joy has been and will continue to be a large influence at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She was the happiest with the children and always enjoyed seeing them smile and call her Grandma.

Contributions to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum are welcomed in Joy’s memory. Donations can be sent to The Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

April 10, 2013

Jessie E. Cook

Dec. 7, 1976 — April 4, 2013

Jessie Eldridge Cook, 36, of Bedford, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born Dec. 7, 1976, in Brazil, to John Eldridge and Pam Delp. She was a 1996 graduate of Owen Valley High School.

Jessie is survived by her parents; husband, John Cook; two daughters, Payton and Mackenzie; a sister, Julie Phillips and brother-in-law, Robert Phillips of Bloomington; grandmother, Barbara Delp of Bowling Green; sister-in-law, Rita Cook of Poland; mother-in-law, Norma Cook of Poland; and a nephew, Austin Phillips.

She is preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Ora Delp; and grandfather, Walt Eldridge.

A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m., Saturday at the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, 3916 Pumphouse Road, Bedford.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Olive Hill Cemetery. Sister Clarabelle Jukes will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County American Cancer Society.

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

Clifford D. Coulter

March 21, 1926 — April 8, 2013

Clifford Dean Coulter, 87, of Mitchell, died at 11:08 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born March 21, 1926, in Bedford, he was the son of Willis and Mary (Murphy) Coulter.

He married Martha “Jeannie” Duvall on May 28, 1949, in Noblesville, at Our Lady of Grace Church; she preceded him in death on April 2, 2003.

He was employed by General Motors.

He was a U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of World War II, and also a National Guard Veteran.

Surviving are his sons, Michael (Brenda) Coulter of Loogootee, and Victor I. (Roberta) Coulter of Springfield, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren: five stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Anah Mae Briscoe of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; five brothers; and three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 DAV Chapter 2.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Timothy Egan

Oct. 2, 1963 — April 8, 2013

Timothy R. Egan, age 49 of Mitchell, passed away at 5 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health in Bedford.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1963, in Bloomington to Claude & Wilma (Cooper) Egan,

Tim was a 1982 graduate of Bloomington High School North and was of Methodist faith. Tim married Sherrie L. King on Aug. 9, 1986, and she survives.

Tim was a Marion Township Volunteer Fireman and an architectural welder; he loved to fish & spending time with his family.

Surviving with his wife, Sherrie L. Egan of Mitchell; are one daughter, Kayla (Brandon) Hall of Mitchell; one granddaughter, Gracelyn Hall of Mitchell; his father, Claude Egan of Bloomington; brother, Rick (Kay) Bennett of Ellettsville; sister, Debbie (David) Chandler of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

Tim was preceded in death by his mother; son, Timothy Egan; sister, Kathy Spinks; and his grandparents.

Memorial service will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life service at 7 p.m.

April 09, 2013

Kenneth J. Craig

May 26, 1940 — April 7, 2013

Kenneth J. “Joe” Craig, age 72 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital on Township Line Road in Indianapolis.

Joe was born in Bedford on May 26, 1940 to Idris Joseph “Buck” Craig and Inez Irene (Cummings) Craig, he was a graduate of Bedford High School.

Joe retired from Smith Trucking in Louisville, Ky., and after retirement he helped his mother Inez Craig manage Craig’s Feed Store in Bedford, which was owned by the Craig Family for over 50 years.

Joe attended Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford for many years. He married Marilou Roberts and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Marilou Craig of Bedford, two sons, Kenneth J. (Dina J.) Craig II of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Corey S. Craig of Bedford; one daughter, Bonnie J. (Bruce) Jones of Orleans; one stepdaughter, Teresa Roberts of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Edythe Craig of Bedford; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles E. Craig and Robert D. Craig; and one sister, Martha Gayle Bolling.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Rickey W. Bailey

Nov. 27, 1951 — April 6, 2013

Rickey Wayne Bailey, 61, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 07, 2013

Inez G. (Louden) Stroud

Oct. 10, 1915 — April 5, 2013

Inez G. (Louden) Stroud, 97, of Shoals, died at 9:10 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born October 10, 1915, she was the daughter of Coy and Mary Esta (Fish) Louden. She married Walter Stroud on March 29, 1930, and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2007.

Survivors include three sons, Russell Stroud and wife, Nancy of Shoals, Rex Stroud and wife, Janet of Bedford, and William Stroud and wife, Linda of Whiteland; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Stroud of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; a son, Dean Stroud; a daughter, Doris Zumhingst; one grandson; one great-grandson; and two great-great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Randall Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Inez at wwwdaycarter.com.

Oliver L. ‘Ollie’ Bowers

March 10, 1945 — April 4, 2013

Oliver L. “Ollie” Bowers, 68, of Ellettsville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his residence.

Born March 10, 1945, in Plainville, NJ, he was the son of Oliver A. and Marie Bowers.

Ollie was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a diesel mechanic. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Karen “Sue” (Buher) Bowers of Ellettsville; his children, Robert Bowers, Stephanie Gleeson (Steve) all of Penn Yan, NY, Karen Howell (Kevin) of Dundee, NY, Cassie Cunningham (Todd), and Tammy Miller (Steve), all of Ellettsville, and Cindy Mundy of St. Petersburg, FL; several grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Ollie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Cynthia Kelly.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Barry Day will officiate.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, IN.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

April 06, 2013

Peggy Anne Smith

March 18, 1926—April 5, 2013

Peggy Anne Smith, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 18, 1925, in Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of Mailen and Hazel (Bandy) Roberts. She married Hugh Lee Smith June 5, 1942, and he preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1954.

Peggy retired as a maid Spring Mill Inn and was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.

Surviving are daughters, Carole Lee Smith of Bedford and Diana Sue (Garry L.) McKinney of Mitchell; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Walter Roberts.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Donna Kay Duncan; grandson, Kevin Pemberton; and brothers, George Bishop, William Earl Bishop, Minor Edward Bishop, Mailen Roberts Jr., and Misch Casper Roberts, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Robert Burton officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Casketbearers: Jimmy McKinney, Jon Manners, Joshua Dillery and Jeremy Allen.

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

Frances L. Thompson

Aug. 3, 1925—April 5, 2013

Frances Louise Thompson, 87 of Solsberry, passed away Friday at her residence.

Born Aug. 3, 1925, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Ralph and Delphia (Blackburn) Sipes.

Frances worked at RCA, she retired in 1985 from tuner testing, she was the association line secretary and had also worked as a security guard at RCA and Otis.

She was a member of the Solsberry United Methodist Church.

Surviving relatives include her children, Linda Mills of Galveston, Anneta Dawson of Loogootee, George (Kelly) Thompson of Bloomfield, Ron (Sandy) Thompson of Bedford and Don (Mary) Thompson of Solsberry. She has one sister, Betty Ratkovich of Mitchell; two brothers, Bill Sipes of South Bend and Dan Sipes of Bismarck, N.D. She has 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Cyrus, Jack and Ralph Sipes; one sister, Mary Dawson; and one grandson Larry Wayne Thompson.

Services will be at 11a.m. on Monday at the Solsberry United Methodist Church with Pastor Kyle Strauser and Pastor Matt Whitacre officiating. Burial will follow at Solsberry Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

The family wishes any donations be made to the IU Health Hospice.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Barbara Ann Sparkes

Jan. 26, 1926—March 31, 2013

Musician Barbara Ann (Huey) Sparkes, 87, Birmingham, Ala., died March 31.

Born on Jan. 24, 1926, in Indianapolis, to Helen and Gerald Huey, Mrs. Sparkes was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Julian Sparkes; a sister, Sue Huey Smith; children, Marla Hiles, Lance Hiles, and Kelly Sparkes; stepdaughters, Judy Kennady and Kathy Greene; and a grandchild, Ana-Kelly Jemison Lacy.

Mrs. Sparkes was a piano and organ player with more than 60 years of professional experience. Her music focused on the great American Songbook. At 17, during World War II, she joined the USO Camp Shows as an accordionist, first traveling with a Tabloid Troupe across the U.S., then later to France and Germany. Mrs. Sparkes was the focus of the story “Two Suitcases and an Accordion: Traveling with the USO Camp Shows,” created and performed with Birmingham actress Dolores Hydock beginning in 2009.

She moved to Birmingham in 2001. In 2002, she was a featured artist in a National Endowment for the Arts-funded performance of Birmingham’s best jazz pianists.

Mrs. Sparkes is survived by daughters, Tabitha Lacy (Alex) of Birmingham, Ala., Tracy Chugani (Bobby) of Austin, Texas, Lisa Hiles of Bluffton, S.C.; sons, Kent Hiles of Hartford City and Scott Hiles (Jennifer) of Bedford; stepchildren, Joan Riley (Jim) of Lighthouse Point, Fla., Julian Sparkes, Cabot, Ark., and Kevin Sparkes (Carol) and Pamela Hofflander (Barry), all of Nampa, Idaho; grandchildren, Alexis, Melanie, Evie, William, Shanon (Tia) and Lance (Julie); and great-grandchildren, Kynlee, Rylee, Sadie, Jude, Gabriella, Landon, and Danielle.

A celebration of Mrs. Sparkes life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Episcopal Place, 1112 26th Street South, Birmingham.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to any cancer research organization, the Resident Relief Fund at Episcopal Place, Birmingham, or the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, One Center Green — The Palladium, Carmel, IN 46032.

Inez G. Stroud

Oct. 10, 1915—April 5, 2013

Inez G. (Louden) Stroud, 97, Shoals, died at 9:10 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

April 05, 2013

Peggy A. Reuter

April 7, 1946 — April 2, 2013

Peggy A. Reuter, 66, of Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born April 7, 1946, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Anderson) Smith. She married Lyle Reuter and he survives.

She retired from the Housing Authority for the City of Bedford and had been the admitting manager at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle, of Bedford; a daughter, Julie Reuter of Bedford; and a grandson, Kyle Ollis of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Jerry Quackenbush

July 24, 1925 — April 2, 2013

Jerry Kenneth Quackenbush, 87, of Bedford, died at 9:38 p.m. on Tuesday. Born July 24, 1925, in Bedford, he was the son of Lee Edgar and Dorothy Bessie (Newkirk) Quackenbush. He was married to Marjorie Maxine (Franklin) Quackenbush for more than 60 years.

In 1948 he started Jerry’s Confectionery. He later took over his father’s business, the ‘R’ Street Grocery, owning and managing it for more than 43 years. He retired in 1989.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving honorably during World War II at D-Day and with the Marines at the invasion of Okinawa, Japan.

He was a life-time member of Elks Lodge No. 826 and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

He was a sports enthusiast — part of Bedford’s 1943 final four basketball team, an avid golfer at Otis Park Golf Club and a life-long fan of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.

He was active in the Bedford community — a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Bedford Redevelopment Commission under Mayor Hauck.

Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Bower and husband Stephen of Columbia, S.C., Martha Holmes and husband J.R. of Bloomington and Nancy Bennett and husband Rex of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Holmes and wife Jennifer of Williamsburg, Va., Lindsay Bower of Charleston, S.C., Meredith (Holmes) Johnson and husband Matthew of Valdosta, Ga., Stephanie Bower of Charleston, S.C., Katelyn Bennett of Indianapolis, Hannah Bennett of Middleburg, Va., and Caroline Bower of Southern Pines, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Lillie and Lorelei Holmes of Williamsburg, Va., and Ella Johnson of Valdosta, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie and a brother, Robert (Bob) Quackenbush.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

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

Barbara A. Grider

May 13, 2013 — April 3, 2013

Barbara Ann Grider, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 13, 2013, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Marvin and Mary Jane (Elrod) Ray. She married Don Richard Grider Sept. 13, 1958, and he preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1985.

She was a homemaker, enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, traveling, spending time with her family, and going to the boat.

Barbara attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Surviving are daughters, Kelley (Rick) Woods of Florida, Traci Jo (Jon) Greathouse of Huron and Kristi (Mike) Roach of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Ray of Mitchell.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Elder Dennis Jones and Elder Leon Myers officiating. Burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Cody Phillips, Luke King, Justus King, Robert Hollingsworth, Seavor Roach, and Jon Greathouse.

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

Jessie E. Cook

Dec. 7, 1976 — April 4, 2013

Jessie Eldridge Cook, 36, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer.

April 04, 2013

Theodore Bauer

Feb. 4, 1924 — April 2, 2013

Theodore Bauer, 89 of Lawrence County, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Theodore was the son of Charles and Anna (Meyer) Bauer and was born in Dubois County on Feb. 4, 1924.

He graduated from Dubois High School with the Class of 1942

Mr. Bauer was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 61 in Shoals and was a past commander.

He was a member of the VFW in Jasper, Indiana, and was a past service officer.

From 1946-1957, he was public relations and loan officer of the Dubois County Bank in Jasper. From 1957-1962, he was Executive Vice President and President/CEO of Martin County Bank in Shoals.

From 1963-1970, he was partner and Vice President of Knoll Machinery Co. in Jasper. From 1970 until he retirement, he was a salesman for various car dealerships in Southern Indiana.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Bauer Henry of Winnabow, N.C.; sons, Mark and Larry Bauer of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Marsha Kay; son, Steven Bauer; two brothers, Carl Bauer and Lester Bauer; and three sisters, Ophelia Vogel, Elsie Neukam, Elnora Breidenbaugh.

Memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post 61 in Shoals.

Cresthaven Funeral Home & Memory Garden/White River Cremation Center is in charge of all arrangements.

Steven L. Campbell

Dec. 14, 1940 — March 2, 2013

Stephen L Campbell, 72 of Worthington, passed away Tuesday at Indiana University Hospital, Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Versailles, Ky., to William and Opal Campbell. Steve is survived by his wife, Joyce (Walker) Campbell of Worthington; three children, Michele (Rick) Hunter of Indianapolis, Leitta Campbell of Worthington and Stephen W. Campbell (Charolotte Blankenship) Campbell of Bloomfield; six grandchildren, Ryan Karr of Worthington, Evan Karr of Terre Haute, Taylor Karr of Worthington, McKenzie and MyLee Campbell of Worthington and Nicholas Campbell of Bloomfield; one great-grandson, Miles Karr; one brother, William (Bobbie) Campbell of Plainfield; and one sister, Deborah (Carl) Hannon of Rensselaer.

He was preceded in the death by an infant sister, Michelle; and parents, William and Opal.

Steve graduated from Shawswick High School in 1959 and received his Bachelor of Science, Masters and ED.S. from Indiana State University. Steve’s life-long passion for education and people was exemplified by his 41 years of service to the Worthington-Jefferson and White River Valley School Districts. His years of service involved teaching and coaching, as well as serving in the administrative capacity of principal and superintendent at Worthington and Superintendent of the White River Valley School Corporation.

He was also a member of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, Southern Indiana Superintendents Club, Twin Rivers Vocational Area board, Governing Board of West Central Indiana Educational Service Center, Community Alliance to Promote Education, Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Corporation and the Elks Club of Linton.

Steve’s hard work and dedication to education was recognized on a state-wide level with the presentation of two of the highest awards in education. He was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 2004 by the Indiana State Governor. In that same year he was given the Bell Ringer Award by the Indiana Department of Education. He dedicated his life to education and students.

Steve was as passionate about life as he was about education. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and finding mushrooms. He often said eating fried mushrooms and crappie was one of life’s little pleasures. He loved blues and country music. One could catch him in his garage listening to Slim Harpo and Waylon Jennings, and if you were lucky, you would witness a bad impression of the two-step shuffle.

Behind every great man is a great woman … Steve loved his wife, Joyce for 52 years, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary at the their lakeside campground with family and friends. His family and friends who knew him mourn his passing but celebrate his life. Steve will be missed by all.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Elementary School Gymnasium, 484 West Main St, with the Rev. Kenneth Adams officiating.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the service Saturday. at the gym,

Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Stephen L Campbell Scholarship Fund at the First Financial Bank in Worthington.

Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com.

Kimberly J. Horvath

Dec. 15, 1961 — April 2, 2013

Kimberly Jean (Sallee) Horvath, 51 of Newburgh, passed away Tuesday at her residence.

She was born in Bedford, on Dec.15, 1961, to Harold R. and Donna J. (Decker) Sallee. She graduated from Bedford High School.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh.

She was a medical clerk and worked for Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons for four years.

She enjoyed playing golf and scrapbooking and was an animal lover, especially her three dogs. She found good in all people.

Kimberly is survived by her husband, Donald Horvath; her father and stepmother, Harold and Carol Sallee; and two brothers, Steven Younger (Cheryl) and Brent Sallee (Leigh).

She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna.

Services will be at 7 p.m., Friday at Titzer Family Funeral Homes — Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, (812) 853-8314. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to service time at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

Sympathy wishes to the family may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.

Ronald L. Meadows

May 1, 1939 — April 4, 2013

Ronald Lloyd Meadows, 73 of Bedford, died at 2:33 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 1, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of Lloyd “Tack” and Agnes (Smith) Meadows. He married Linda Abrams on Oct. 31, 1969, and she survives.

He retired in 1992 after 30 years as a diamond saw operator for Architectural Stone Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Gillen Post No.33 American Legion and enjoyed horse pulls and collecting antiques.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda of Bedford; two aunts, Betty Talingar of Bedford and Betty Meadows of Mooresville; several cousins; and his dog, Cricket.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Guy Jones.

Ronnie will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery Association.

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

Jerry Quackenbush

July 24, 1925 — April 2, 2013

Jerry Kenneth Quackenbush, 87, Bedford, died at 9:38 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

Peggy Reuter

Peggy Reuter, 66 of Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Barbara A. Grider

Barbara A. Grider, 78, Mitchell, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 03, 2013

Susie Johnson

Sept. 15, 1957 — April 1, 2013

Susie Johnson, 55, of Bedford, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Monday at her residence.

Born Sept. 15, 1957, in Middletown, Ohio, she was the daughter of William Clarence and Margie Odel (Smith) Lawson. She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Johnson, on July 18, 1975, and he survives.

She was a faithful wife, homemaker, wonderful mother and enjoyed being a nanny to her grandchildren.

As a young mother, she home schooled her children as they traveled and evangelized throughout the country. She and Bill were pastors of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca for 22 years.

She was known to be friendly, open and loving to all whom she met.

Survivors include her husband, Bill of Bedford; two daughters, Amy Johnson of Bedford and her children, Garrett and Abi Armbrister, and Jennifer Thompson and her husband Philip of Springville and their children, Bailey, Brooklynn and Carter; two sisters, Betty Poling and Kathy Coldiron both of Middletown, Ohio; two brothers, Tom Lawson of Middletown, Ohio and Tony Lawson of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her five sisters, Faye Reed, Georgia DeBord, Margaret Kelly, Shirley Lawson and Joetta Lawson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca with the Rev. Larry Daugherty of Alabama and the Rev. Larry Pruitt of Tennessee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider contributions be made to the family.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book in memory of Susie at www.daycarter.com.

Shelley R. Parsons

July 5, 1966 — March 28, 2013

Shelley Renee Parsons, 46, Leesburg, passed away at 7 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 5, 1966, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Sheldon Ray Clements Jr., and Elaine (Chastain) Newlin. She married Shelton Oren Parsons March 18, 1996.

Shelley graduated from Bedford-North Lawrence High School in 1984, and received an accounting certificate from Ivy Tech. She was chassis coordinator at Gulf Stream Coach in Nappanee and had been employed at Sipes Body Shop in Bedford.

She attended Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Shelton Oren Parsons of Leesburg; mother, Elaine Newlin of Bedford; father, Sheldon Clements Jr. of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Nathaniel Maurice Newlin of Bedford; and her beloved pets.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating.

Memorial Gifts: Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO Foundation, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, 46222.

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

John E. Blake

Oct. 19, 1936 — April 2, 2013

John Edward Blake, 76, of Bedford, died at 1:54 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Oct. 19, 1936, in Bedford, he was the son of Ollen and Nora Etta (Roberts) Blake. He married Ethel Gregory and she survives.

He was retired from the City of Bedford Street Department and was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

He attended Friendly Bible Church and Crossroads Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel of Bedford; two sons, John Edward Blake Jr. of Martinsville and Joseph Anthony Blake of Bedford; a granddaughter, Andrea Nicole Blake of Bedford; and a sister, Sally Fletcher of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Lisa Joyce Blake.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Mount Olive Cemetery with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jerry Quackenbush

Jerry Quackenbush, 87, Bedford, died at 9:38 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 02, 2013

Harold P. Bell

May 4, 1938 — March 30, 2013

Harold P. Bell, 74, of Springville, died at 10:39 p.m. on Saturday at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born May 4, 1938, in Pulaski County, Ky., he was the son of Charlie and Margery (Wesley) Bell.

He married Betty (Phillips) Bell on April 4, 1964, and she survives.

He was employed as a laborer at Reeds Stone Quarry for many years. He was a member of Local 741 Labor Union; he enjoyed fishing, his John Deere tractor and reading the Bible and going to church. He was of the Pentecostal Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Bell of Springville; two daughters, Betty June (Robert) Cooper and Lisa (Wendell) Cooper, both of Nancy, Ky.; five brothers, Gary, Roy, David, Jay Larry and Morris Bell; one sister, Darlene Hall; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Charlie, John and Darrell Bell.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Ray Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Bell family would like to thank Westview Nursing Home and Dr. Shamloo for their care. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Ermil Ritter

Jan. 7, 1924 — April 1, 2013

Ermil “Joe Buck” Ritter, 89, Bedford, died Monday at his residence.

Born Jan. 7, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Otto and Oma (Sowders) Ritter. He married Peggy Bartlett on Nov. 22, 1947.

He retired from Central Foundry in 1978 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; a son, Mark Ritter and wife Vivian; a grandson, Aaron Ritter and wife Marianne; a granddaughter, Emily Williams and husband Jay; a great-granddaughter, Ella Williams; one brother, Ellis “Red” Ritter and wife Bernice; two sisters, Lucy Hedrick and Ada Deckard; and a sister-in-law, Vernice Ritter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ervin “Bud,” Elbert “Honey” and Odie Ritter; and two sisters, Evelyn Cracraft and one (in infancy).

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ronald D. Proffitt

June 13, 1955 — April 1, 2013

Ronald David Proffitt, 57, Mitchell, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 13, 1955, in Pulaski County, Va., he was the son of Harry D. and Betty Lea (Smith) Proffitt. He married Rebecca “Becky” Mayfield Sept. 28, 1989.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Ronald graduated from Dobboyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tenn., and was an optician’s tech. He attended Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Becky Proffitt of Mitchell; children, Angela Proffitt of Mitchell and Jeremy (Rachel) Proffitt of Limestone, Tenn.; grandchildren, Elijiah Proffitt, Limestone, Tenn., and Nikah Sinclair of Mitchell; brother, Robert Quesenberry of Radford, Va.; and sisters, Sherry (Bob) Scott, of Tennessee and Debbie Miller of Denton, N.C.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Devin Riley George

Jan. 10, 1996 — March 29, 2013

Devin Riley George, 17, of Owensburg, passed away at 1:36 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Born Jan. 10, 1996, in Bedford, he was the son of Kirby and Jennifer (Weimer) George.

Devin was a junior at Eastern-Greene High School and attended Solsberry Christian Church.

Surviving relatives include: his parents, Kirby and Jennifer George of Owensburg; one sister, Kelsey George of Owensburg; one brother, Mason George of Owensburg; his paternal grandmother, Marilyn George of Owensburg; maternal grandparents, James and Janet Weimer of Solsberry; his aunt, Jill Weimer of Solsberry; two uncles, Kerry and Coleen George of Owensburg and Ed Crohn of Stanford; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bob George and one aunt, Kristy Crohn.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Solsberry Christian Church, with the Rev. Don Thie officiating. Interment will follow in Owensburg cemetery.

Public visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and for one hour prior to services Friday at the Solsberry Christian Church.

Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Owensburg cemetery.

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

Mary H. Sproles

A Celebration of Life service has been scheduled for Mary Helen Sproles, who died March 21. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heltonville Christian Church.

Susie Johnson

Susie Johnson, 55, of Bedford, died Monday afternoon. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 01, 2013

Ruth Morrison

Sept. 10, 1921 — March 30, 2013

Ruth E. Morrison, 91, of Bedford, died at 9:08 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Henry C. Fish and Lola (Martin) Fish. She married Carroll C. Morrison on Dec. 16, 1941, and he died May 6, 2006.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1939; was a homemaker and owner/operator of Morrison’s Office Supply and Travel Goods in Bedford; a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Bedford, for 58 years; a member of Altrusa Women’s Club over 30 years and had been very active with Lincoln Elementary School PTA many years.

Surviving are one daughter, Radonna “Jeannie” (Gary) Holmes of Avoca; one son, Jed H. (Jane) Morrison, Bedford; one daughter-in-law, Susan Kopp Morrison of Madison; grandchildren Jamie (Tim) Day and their children Braxton and Tristin; Trent (Carrie) Holmes and their children Libbie and Cooper; Chuck (Ava) Bair and their children Sam, Jacob and Alice; Michelle (Matt) Hicks and their children Ben, Molly and Eva; Carrie (Brandon) Heironimus and their children Brittany and Bella; Cassie (Justin) Spires and their children Colton, Chloe and Conner; Patrick (Josie) Morrison and their daughter Sophia; and Christopher Morrison; and one sister-in-law, Frances Fish, Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll; one daughter, Janice Kay Bair; one son, Jay C. Morrison; one grandson, Joseph Morrison; two brothers, Henry Edward Fish and Frank Gordon Fish; one sister, Ruby Fish (in childhood); and one son-in-law, Andrew “Andy” Bair.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford, with Pastor Rob Kirts, Dr. Ted Murphy and Brother Timothy Day officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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

Dale Gould

Jan. 3, 1941 — March 30, 2013

Dale Gould, 72, of Bedford died at 7:50 a.m. on Saturday at the Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 3, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Heber Ray and Hazel Louise (Pace) Gould. He married Myrna Southern on Sept. 26, 1959, and she survives.

He was the manager at Hall Oil Company for 24 years and retired from Merriman Steel after 21 years.

He loved hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and junkin’.

Survivors include his wife Myrna of Bedford; one daughter, Teresa Spires and her husband Jerry of Bedford; one son, Loren Gould and his wife Janine of Bedford; four grandchildren, Justin (Jay) Spires of Bloomington, Jesse Spires and his wife Jeri of Bedford, Jacey Chastain and her husband Corey of Bedford, and Kali Gould of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Kayne and Hayden Spires, and Cutler and Hunter Chastain; one brother, David Gould of Springville; and two sisters, Marilyn Borders and Norma Ann Walters, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Loren Dale William Gould; and one brother, Randall Gould.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Billy Brim officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bloomington Hospice House.

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

John D. Jenkins

March 1, 1940 — March 29, 2013

John Dale Jenkins, 73, passed away at 5:37 a.m. Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born on March 1, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Daniel and Norma (Reynolds) Jenkins.

He retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 440. John served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford Elks Lodge No. 826, Order of the Eagles in Zephyrhills, Fla., and a lifetime member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.

Surviving are his finacee, Susan Curren of Mitchell; children, Jill (Greg) Kreiger of Pinellas Park, Fla., Jonetta (Scott) Emmons of Bedford, Jeff (Kim) Jenkins of Delphi and Jona Jenkins of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Miller of Oolitic and Kay Tarr of Bedford; and brothers, Jim Jenkins and Mike Jenkins, both of Bedford

His parents and infant sister preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Casketbearers: Eric Lyons, Ryan Emmons, J. D. Bugh, Don Hudson, Jerry Jackson and Wayne Umphress.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Carla S. DeVries

March 25, 1967 — March 31, 2013

Carla Sue DeVries, 46, of Bedford, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., and Wheatfield, passed away at 12:02 a.m. on Sunday in Bedford.

She was born on March 25, 1967, in Valparaiso, to Milton E. and Caroline (Jackson) DeVries, and they survive.

Carla was a graduate of Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield and Purdue University in West Lafayette; she was an artist and interior design professional.

She is survived by her parents, Milton E. and Caroline DeVries of Bedford, two brothers, Michael (Tina) DeVries of DeMotte and Randall DeVries of Dallas, Texas; one sister; Cheryl (Jorge) Knudson of Oakland, N.J.; two nieces and one nephew

Cremation was chosen per her wishes; with a Celebration of Life at a later date in Downers Grove, Ill.

Memorial contributions can be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services (LCCPS), Bloomington Hospital or IU Health Hospice

Ruby M. Boyles

Sept. 18, 1925 — March 30, 2013

Ruby Maude Boyles, 87, Taylorsville, Ky., formerly of Medora, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Green Meadows Healthcare in Mount Washington, Ky.

She was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Fort Ritner, the daughter of the late Hubert and Mary Nichols Dixon. She married Medford H. Boyles on Feb. 12, 1944, at Rivervale, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1986.

She attended school at Fort Ritner for eight years, then four years of high school at Tunnelton, graduating in 1943.

She and her husband operated Boyles Grocery. Her husband was postmaster at Fort Ritner and she was the assistant. On July 14, 1970, she started working at Bedford Medical Center in central supply. From July 1975 until her retirement in 1989, she was director of purchasing. She also worked at Hague Funeral Home for several years.

She was a member of the Medora Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Ann (Darrell) Todd of Taylorsville, Ky., Kaye Lynn (Huebert) Bough of Scottsboro, Ala., and Pamela Joe (Carl) Hutzler of Brownsburg; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Hubert Thomas (Kaye) Dixon of Martinsville; and three nephews, Steve Turner, Scot Turner and Billie Joe Turner.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Rose Turner.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Hague Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

Shelley R. Parsons

Shelley Renee Parsons, 46, Leesburg, died at 7 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Indianapolis Hospital. A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell. A fellowship meal will follow the service.

Memorials: Indiana Organ Procurement Organization Foundation, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, 46222.

Ronald Proffitt

Ronald Proffitt, 57, Mitchell, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Ermil Ritter

Ermil Ritter, 89, Bloomington, died today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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