Obituaries — April 2018

April 30, 2018

Roberta H. (Eck) Cave

Aug. 9, 1934 — April 26, 2018

Roberta H. Cave, 83, of French Lick, entered into eternal rest on April 26, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Martin County, on Aug. 9, 1934, and lovingly raised by her mother Mary Louise “Wagoner” Eck and stepfather, George Eck. Roberta married Ernest Glen Cave on Sept. 5, 1950, and he survives.

She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather; one son, William Mark Cave; one infant sister, Linda Kay Eck and four brothers, Donnie as an infant, Robert, James and William Henry.

Roberta was a member of the Crystal Community Church.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Cave of French Lick, one son, Robert Lee Cave of Dubois; one daughter, Kathy Jo Eads (David) of Darlington, South Carolina; one sister, Mary Jane (Bobby) Noe of Mitchell; two brothers, Charles Henry Jr. of Newland, North Carolina and Kenneth Henry of Winnabow, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Drew, Danielle, Brandon and Blaine; and two great-granddaughters, Emmie Jo and Mia

The funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Mike Stout at 2 p.m. today at Crystal Community Church. Burial will follow in the Crystal Community Cemetery in Crystal

Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at Crystal Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Roberta be made to the Crystal Community Church, c/o Michael Cave, 8135 E. Cuzco Road West, Dubois, IN 47527.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Patricia Ann (Jones) Brettnacher

Feb. 1, 1936 — April 22, 2018

Patricia Ann Brettnacher, 82, Beaumont, Texas, died peacefully at home at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018. Her last breath came during the last decade of the Rosary that her family was praying by her bedside. This liturgical year, April 22, was the date that the Roman Catholic Church celebrated as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” which seemed fitting and brought great comfort to the family.

Born Feb. 1, 1936, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Jones and Lucine (Padgett) Jones. On Aug. 30, 1958, she married Philip A. Brettnacher Jr. They were married 50 years. He died in 2008.

She was a graduate of Klondike High School in West Lafayette, Class of 1954, and Purdue University Class of 1958, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She was a homemaker, enjoyed cooking and gardening and had lovely flower gardens.

She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Beaumont, Texas, where she attended daily Mass. Prior to moving to Texas, she had been a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford for many years, where she and her husband were involved with the local chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was also involved with the Ladies of Columbus, a Ladies Auxiliary organization for the Knights of Columbus in Bedford.

In 1967, while living in Loogootee, she joined the Daughters of Isabella, another Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights, where she served as secretary. In 1968, she joined the Tri Kappa Service Sorority, a unique philanthropic organization existing only in the State of Indiana.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Christopher) Cullather of Beaumont, Texas; two sons, Jeffrey (Ellen) Brettnacher of Murphy, Texas and Barton Brettnacher of Bargersville; two sisters, Mary Jane (Bob) Lannerd and Carolyn McKay of West Lafayette; one brother, Larry (Tina) Jones of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Church of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Lafayette. There will be a Rosary recited before the Funeral Mass at 9:40 a.m. with a visitation at the church between 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Cemetery in Lafayette (Section J, Juan Diego).

A reception at Blessed Sacrament will take place after the burial.

Those wishing may contribute in Patricia’s name to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com.

Bobby Joe Hibbard

Bobby Joe Hibbard, 83, Heltonville, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Peggy (Reed) Jordan

Peggy (Reed) Jordan, 66, Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 29, 2018

Carolyn Sue Clark

Carolyn Sue Clark, 70, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

April 28, 2018

Carolyn J. (Harrison) Broughton

Jan. 16, 1945 — April 26, 2018

Carolyn J. Broughton, 73, of Williams, died at 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Todd Dickey Nursing Home in Leavenworth.

Born Jan. 16, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William E. and Vivian V. (Goen) Harrison. She married Frank D. Broughton on June 14, 1975, and he survives.

She retired from NSWC Crane and attended Englewood Baptist Church. She was a member of the American Legion and D.A.V. Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Donita G. Day of Loogootee and Rebecca A. Cantrell of Indianapolis; a son, Michael D. Perry of Springville; a stepdaughter, Rhonda L. Carr of Loogootee; two stepsons, Steven R. Broughton of Crestview, Florida and Douglas Broughton of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Vivian M. Harrison of Bedford and Patty J. Moore of Indianapolis; two brothers, William R. and Freddie E. Harrison both of Bedford; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Larry E. Harrison; and a sister, Betty White Wade.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman and the Rev. Stanley Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Wayne Pridemore

March 12, 1935 — April 26, 2018

Wayne Pridemore, 83, of Norman, died at 10:14 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 12, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Kirzey and Blanche (Davidson) Pridemore. He married Rose Stancombe on May 21, 1956, and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2014.

He retired from Ralph Rogers Redi-Mix in 1992 and attended New Hope Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include a son, Randy Wayne Pridemore and wife Kerri of Franklin, Tennessee; two daughters, Melanie Roberts of Mitchell and Lisa Hupp and husband Mark of Tifton, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cathleen Careas of Chicago, Illinois, Helen Ackerman of Georgia; and three brothers, Roy Pridemore of Indianapolis, Charles Pridemore and wife Paula of Greenwood and Stanley Pridemore and wife Marcella of Mooresville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; 10 brothers, Leon, Clarence, Ronald Eugene, Henry Jacob, Kenneth, Winford, Harold Dean, Jimmy, Marvin and Mike Pridemore; and five sisters, Mary Jane Pace, Carolyn Anderson, Juanita Pridemore, Lois Johnson and Eva Garrison.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

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

April 27, 2018

Wayne Pridemore

Wayne Pridemore, 83, Norman, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 26, 2018

Patricia Jones

Patricia (Jones) Jones, 60, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 25, 2018

Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones, 60, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 24, 2018

Gregory Kent Norman

Aug. 19, 1958 — April 22, 2018

Gregory Kent Norman, 59, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 22, 2018, at University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 19, 1958, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Frederick and Sarah Lou (Bailey) Norman. He married Terra Albietz in May of 1980 and she survives. He spent his life working in the Lawrence County Limestone industry and played in the Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band as well as many other bands in the area.

Survivors include his parents; his wife, Terra of Bedford; a son, Joe Norman and wife Jamie of Bedford; a son-in-law, Eric Everage of Bedford; four grandchildren, Zoey, Logan, Drew, and James Norman; two brothers and two sisters, Jeff Norman and Kathy Norman, both of Bedford, Shelley Smith and Bob Norman, both of Heltonville; his father-in-law, Bob Albietz of Inglis, Florida; and his mother-in-law, Jane Mundy of Shawswick.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Norman Everage.

He loved without condition, smiled without effort, and lived without selfishness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

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

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

Edmund Laverne ‘Tuck’ Doane

June 19, 1932 — April 20, 2018

Edmund Laverne (Tuck) Doane, 85, of Bedford, died at 7:46 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Sullivan.

Born June 19, 1932, in Huron, he was the son of Kenneth and Eupha (King) Doane. He married Marie “Janet” Perry and she preceded him in death on June 22, 2002.

He was a sign painter and accomplished artist. He retired from General Motors. A member of the Oatman, Arizona Ghost Riders and McKnight Rangers in French Lick, he was an avid old West re-enactor and gunfighter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Survivors include children, Michael Doane and wife Laurie of Bedford, Leann Pace and husband Bruce of Winchester, Kentucky, Amy Hamilton and husband Robert of Bedford, and Melissa Rinehart and husband Charles of Sullivan; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Roger Doane; and a grandson, Kenneth May.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion in Bedford.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick.

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

Robert Lee Houtchings

July 3, 1935 — April 22, 2018

Robert Lee Houtchings, 82, of Mitchell passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on July 3, 1935, to Matilda “Buck” Houtchings and Charlotte (Hall) Houtchings. Robert married Barbara Rogers on July 14, 1956, in Bedford and she survives.

Robert served in the Indiana National Guard and was a retired foreman from Samco Company in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Houtchings of Mitchell; one daughter, Cathy Shields of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Yolanda Houtchings of Clayton; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, James Houtchings of Bedford; and one sister, Linda Gray of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Carl Houtchings; and three sisters, Jean New, Edna Sears and Ruth Kidd.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 25, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

William Mahlon ‘Bill’ Robbins

April 24, 1926 — April 19, 2018

William Mahlon “Bill” Robbins, 91, of Malvern, Arkansas, passed away on April 19, 2018.

Bill grew up in Sparkman and married Mary Lea, in 1950. After military service in World War II and Korea, Bill worked for General Motors, a job which led his family to Bedford, for 17 years.

Bill enjoyed an active retirement fishing, growing a vegetable garden and driving the boat for his grandkids as they water-skied at Lake Catherine.

A proud father and loving grandfather, Bill’s family will remember his playful sense of humor and his deep faith. We will remember his extraordinary devotion to his wife, Mary, and his gentle ways. And we will always remember his strength and his willingness to fight through and get back up.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; and two children, Rex Robbins and Sandy of North Little Rock and Peggy Thomas and John of Bedford; as well as three sisters, Joye, Barbara and Melba; and brother Ronnie; five grandchildren, Jamie, Brett, Megan, Kelly and Mary; and six great-grandchildren, Dalton, Dylan, Tori, Tobin, Stella and Weston.

He is preceded in death by five siblings, Donnie, Charline, Lewie, Rosa Lee and Martha Nell.

His family would like to thank his pastor, Donis Smead, for his many hours spent visiting and providing comforting words and to all the members of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Malvern who have sustained them and provided friendship. Memorials may be made to the church in lieu of flowers.

We also want to thank the dedicated staff of Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation and Kindred Hospice. To Cecily, Sheryl Dean, Ro, Katrina, Dana, Jan and many others, we thank you for your care in the last phase of Bill’s life.

Funeral service was Monday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Sign Bill’s online Tribute Wall at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

Damon R. Caswell

Damon R. Caswell, 65, Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

April 23, 2018

Greg Norman

Greg Norman, 59, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Edmund Doane

Edmund “Tuck” Doane, 85, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 21, 2018

Alvin Lee Probasco

Aug. 17, 1947 — April 19, 2018

Alvin Lee Probasco, 70, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his residence.

Born Aug. 17, 1947, in Martin County, he was the son of Kenneth and Eva Mae (Riggle) Probasco. He married Connie Phillips in 1997; and she survives.

Alvin retired from Indiana Limestone Suppliers.

He was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Connie of Bedford; one daughter, Joanna Probasco of Mississippi; grandchildren, Jerrica (Kyle) Keith and Jake (Adara) Edwards of Mississippi; great-grandchildren, Kamden and Brantlee Keith and Mason Edwards; brothers and sisters , Ronnie Probasco, Kenny Probasco, Linda (Gene) Medaris, all of Bedford and Brenda (Gene) Davidson of Coatesville; step-daughters, Tina Roll, Regina Parker and Shawnna Baker; mother-in-law, Laura Phillips; sister-in-law, Patty (Jim) Arthur; brother-in-law, David (Judi) Phillips; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers and sisters, George Needhamer, Carolyn Marie Probasco and Leslie Needhamer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

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

Burel D. Houchin

Oct. 3, 1934 — April 20, 2018

Burel D. Houchin, 83, of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Westview Nursing & Rehab. Center.

Born Oct. 3, 1934, in Gleesan, he was the son of Robert L. and Dephne Mae (DeJarrett) Houchin. He married Betty Jo Bottoms on Nov. 21, 1953, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in 1995 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Jay-C’s in the late 1960s and a member of the Lions Club, where he helped make many floats for local parades. He was a U.A.W. retiree, where he was past president.

He enjoyed woodworking and loved his family and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Bedford; a son, Burel Keith Houchin of Berry, Kentucky; a daughter, Gaye Lynn Copeland of Bedford; three grandchildren, Kassandra Bollinger of Fort Lee, Virginia, Heather Copeland and Garrett Keith Houchin, both of Bedford; one great-grandchild, Killian Gmachowski of Fort Lee, Virginia; a sister, Alice Marie Mason, of Pacific, Missouri; and a brother, Carol Wayne Houchin, of Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Blain Houchin; sisters, Maxine Riley, Imogene Matthew, Bonnie Whitney and Rose Mary Smith, and two (in infancy);and brothers, Jim Bob, Arthur Lee, Bryce, and Frank Houchin.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Private burial will be at a later date in Vincennes.

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

Chrystal Allene (Hart) Patton

Aug. 17, 1922 — April 19, 2018

Chrystal Allene Patton, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018.

She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Bedford to Joseph Allen Hart and Blanche Violet (Isom) Hart-Faubion. Chrystal attended Bedford High School and graduated in 1940.

She moved to Indianapolis and started working at L. Strauss and Co. and stayed 27 years as a sales consultant.

Chrystal enjoyed traveling with her sister, Genie and went to a number of National Parks, where she had fun hiking. She also loved going on cruises and making new friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Keating; and granddaughters, Kristie Keating and Jamie Keating Lord (Matt). She treasured her two great-grandchildren, Will and Libby Lord and enjoyed visiting with them. She also has several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Jean Patton; her brother, William S. Hart; and her sister, Emogene Hart.

Visitation will take place April 23, 2018, at Flanner Buchanan-Speedway, 2950 N. High School Rd., from 5-8 p.m. A brief graveside service will take place April 24, at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indianapolis Humane Society.

Online condolences and a video tribute may be shared at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

April 20, 2018

Marilee (Prince) Atteberry

Dec. 25, 1961 — April 18, 2018

Marilee Prince Atteberry, 56, who lived in Bedford with her husband of 38 years, George Atteberry, passed away at IU Hospice House in Bloomington, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:47 p.m., surrounded by family and loved ones.

Marilee was born Dec. 25, 1961, in Lawrence County to Judy and Roger Prince. She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Marilee and George were married June 16, 1979, they had six children, Mary Jane Atteberry and Clifford Edmonson, Cheryl Atteberry and Michael Baker, Robert Atteberry and Deanna Spilker, Charel Atteberry and Tommy Terrell, Amber Atteberry and Leekeysha Atteberry, along with eight additional grandchildren.

She was a loving wife and home maker as well worked at Times-Mail as a paper carrier for many years. She enjoyed reading and caring for her grandchildren. Spending time with family was a very important aspect of her life.

She attended services at The Gospel Assembly Church and The Body of Christ Fellowship.

Marilee is survived by her husband, six children, eight grandchildren, two sisters, Susan Deckard and Sandy and Brian Hazelip; two brothers, Brian and Kelli Prince and Brent Prince; and two sisters-in-law, Viola and Denny Buchanan and Phyllis Atteberry; and mother-in-law, Iola Atteberry.

She is predeceased by her parents, Roger and Judy Prince; along with several nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday April 21, at Body of Christ Fellowship.

Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Body of Christ Fellowship, with Cary Cohenour and John Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

A special thank you to KFC Corporation for their generosity!

Rest peacefully Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt…. Marilee Atteberry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Margaret L. ‘Peg’ Wiley

Nov. 26, 1940 — March 20, 2018

Margaret L. “Peg” Wiley, 77, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Bliss Place, a retirement community in Bedford.

She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, to Edward and Marie Wiley on Nov. 26, 1940, and was the youngest of three children. Her Bedford connection is her niece, Jenny McGlinchey, sister, Janice (deceased) and Jan’s husband Dave Wagner.

Her cremated remains will be buried on the Wagner farm with her family.

Peggy graduated from the University of Colorado and traveled to Israel, living in a Kibbutz, learning tree grafting and becoming fluent in Hebrew. She worked as a tour guide at United Nations upon her return and for British Airways more than 20 years, making many lifelong friends along the way.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Scott; and sister, Janice Sue.

She will be remembered for her generosity, love of life, sense of humor, keen wit, great laugh, and a deep intellect and spiritual core.

Regenia Lynn Box

Regenia Lynn (Smith) Box, 57, Mitchell, died Wednesday. Cremation was chosen with no service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Burel Houchin

Burel Houchin, 83, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 19, 2018

Bertha Mae (Blake) Andis

July 19, 1922 — April 17, 2018

Bertha Mae Andis, 95, of Springville, died at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born July 19, 1922, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Harley and Mary Jane (Davis) Blake. She married Curtis Andis on Jan. 11, 1941, and he preceded her in death in 1979.

She was a homemaker and worked on their dairy farm.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet Morrow and Barbara Perry and husband Bill, all of Springville, Teresa Turner and husband Rick, of Williams; three sons, James Andis and David Andis and wife Susan, all of Springville, Mike Andis of Mitchell; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Helen Southern, of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three daughters, Janice Carol Kern, Donna Meadows and Linda Kay Andis (in infancy); three sisters, Norma Hacker, Geneva Andis and Ruth Anna Russell; three brothers, Lloyd, Hubert, and Kenneth Blake; a half-sister, Judy Nicols; a half-brother, Harley Eugene Blake; five grandchildren, Tonya Lee, Sonya Dee, Christopher Meadows, Paula Godsey and Tony Kern; three sons-in-law, Herschel Kern, Jason Morrow and Franklin Meadows.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rick Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Jett William Doub

April 8, 2018 — April 14, 2018

Jett William Doub, infant son of Christopher Lee and Deborah Brooke (Shields) Doub, passed away April 14, 2018, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital where he was born April 8, 2018.

Survivors include his parents, Chris and Brooke Doub of Mitchell; sister, Jincy Jo Doub, and twin brother, Jackson Win Doub, both at home; grandparents, Cary and Beth Doub of Mitchell, Joe and Celeste Shields of Solsberry, and Debbie Miller of Bloomington; great-grandparents, Maxine “Mickey” Doub of Mitchell and Russell and Reva Shields of Solsberry; uncles and aunts, Nick and Lindsay Doub of Mitchell and Joe and Julie Shields of Solsberry; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Jack Doub, William Day, June Hays and Willis and Frances Tolbert.

The Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiated at the service Wednesday afternoon, April 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: Riley Hospital for Children www.rileykids.org

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

April 18, 2018

Charles Robert ‘Charlie Bob’ Bartley

Aug. 11, 1940 — April 15, 2018

Charles Robert “Charlie Bob” Bartley, 77, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 11, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Glenn and Clara (Anderson) Bartley. He retired from Mill’s Market in 2004 and was currently employed at Walmart. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Harold Dean Bartley and wife Sandra of Bedford; a niece, Debbie Bartley-Strahl of Florida; a nephew, Michael Bartley and wife Joyce of Lizton; two great-nieces, Allison England and husband Tim of Bedford and Micaela Bartley of Lizton; and a great-nephew, Tyler Strahl and wife Sophie of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janet Sue “Sis” Bartley.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Englewood Baptist Church.

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

Harold James ‘Jim’ Abbott

May, 27, 1945 — April 16, 2018

Harold James “Jim” Abbott, 72, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at his residence.

Born May 27, 1945, in Olney, Illinois, he was the son of Harold and Norma (Franklin) Abbott. He married Carol Ann Ratliff Dec. 20, 1967.

He was employed at Hoffmans in Orleans from 1966 until the company moved to northern Illinois in 1970. He then went to work at Hubbard TV in Bedford until going to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Detachment, as an electronic technician working in sonar bouys until retiring in 2015.

Jim graduated from Clay City High School, Illinois, in 1963 and electronics school in Louisville, Kentucky in 1966. He was a train enthusiast and traveled around the country with Carol photographing trains. Jim also enjoyed gardening.

Jim was a member of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M., a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Sahara Grotto Valley of Indianapolis. He attended Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Abbott of Mitchell; brother, Steven (Carolyn) Abbott of Paris, Illinois; niece, Ashley Banks of Rogers, Arkansas; nephew, Westley Abbott of Rogers, Arkansas; niece, Jayma Jones of Mitchell; great-nephew, Tyler Jones of Mitchell, and other great-nieces and nephews in Arkansas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ginny and Jim Eggers of Bedford; and close family friends, David Asbery and Sue Baker of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with Pastor Val Foughty-Killion officiating. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Thairon Ratliff, Eric Ratliff, Marvin Jones and David Asbery.

Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

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

Betty Rose (Lanning) Hilderbrand

Oct. 10, 1928 — April 14, 2018

Betty Rose Hilderbrand, 89, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1928, in Mitchell, the daughter of Arthur Grant and Alma (Chastain) Lanning. Betty was a 1946 graduate of Mitchell High School. She married Chloral Hugh Hilderbrand in 1953 in Bedford.

Betty was a secretary and receptionist at Stone City Bank in Bedford for over 20 years, retiring in 2000.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, raising Boston Terriers, shopping and spending time with family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Sharon Day of California; a stepson, Gary (Brenda) Hilderbrand of Fishers; a stepdaughter, Carol Loehr of Florida; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband, Chloral; a stepson, William Thomas Hilderbrand; four brothers, Arthur “Dude” Lanning, Virgil Lanning, Vance Lanning and John Lanning preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Allen Funeral Home & Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, with the Rev. Bruce Ervin and Deacon Dennis Hilderbrand officiating. Burial will follow at the Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the Lawrence County Community Foundation at 1324 K St No. 150, Bedford, Indiana, 47421.

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

Thomas C. Sloan

Thomas Chandler Sloan, 71, Bedford, died Saturday, April 14. No visitation is planned. Private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 17, 2018

Charles R. Bartley

Charles Robert “Charlie Bob” Bartley, 77, Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Englewood Baptist Church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 16, 2018

Glenda M. Maddox

Jan. 6, 1936 — April 13, 2018

Glenda M. Maddox, 82, died Friday at 2:55 p.m. surrounded by her family.

Born Jan. 6, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Earl and Izella (Stillions) Lemon. She married Ben Maddox on Nov. 13, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2008.

She worked at Triangle & Leahy and later a homemaker. She was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene. Glenda loved her Lord and savior and lived her life for him. She loved her family wholeheartedly and took pride in her home and farm.

Survivors include one son, Ted Maddox and his wife Diane of Guthrie; one daughter, Anita Ritter and her husband Gary of Guthrie; grandchildren, Matthew Ritter and his wife Andrea, Heather Moore and her husband Matthew, Danielle Martin and her husband Kelsey and Jake Maddox; four great-grandchildren, Madelyn Grace Ritter, Braden Ritter, Tayler Moore and Isaiah Moore; one sister Mildred Maddox of Guthrie; one sister-in-law, Loretta Maddox; and several nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Heather Moore and Pastor Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

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

Mary Florence (Stroud) Powell

Sept. 17, 1928 — April 14, 2018

Mary Florence Powell, 89, transitioned to Heaven Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Born Sept. 17, 1928, in Huron, Mary was the daughter of Jesse and Levi (Barlow) Stroud. Mary married Lee Clark Powell July 10, 1948. Plush and Mary were married for 69 years. Mary and Plush are long standing members of Liberty Baptist Church in Lawrence County.

Mary worked at Trav-Ler Corporation in Orleans, a radio manufacturing company, before marrying Plush. She then became a homemaker and mother to four sons.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Clark “Plush” Powell of Mitchell; sons, Philip Lynn (Nancy Jo) Powell of Greenwood, Teddy Lee (Jo-Ellen) Powell of Bloomington, Bradley Devin (Malinda) Powell of Mitchell, and Danny Kyle (Kimberly Sue) Powell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Ryan Nicholas (Amy) Powell, Kyle Christopher (Kristi) Powell, Natalie Jo (John) Tritle, Nicole Lee (Aaron) White, Aaron Kyle (Brittany) Powell, Laura Elizabeth (Jared) Rains, Dason Reed Powell, and Tanner Lee (fiancee Brogan) Powell; great-grandchildren, Ava White, Cooper White, Cadence Powell, Daxton Powell, Abigail Powell, Emerson Powell, Tinsley Powell, Teigan Powell, Carson Powell, Brantley Powell, and Tucker Tritle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Amil Harrison Stroud, Ermal Roy Stroud, Helen Louise Sorrells, Vera Ilene Guthrie, David Glenn Stroud, and Jesse Stroud Jr.; and a great-grandson, Reid Nicolas Powell.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Baptist Church

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

Rev. Fred L. Underwood

July 14, 1934 — April 13, 2018

Rev. Fred L. Underwood, currently of Mississippi, went home to be with the Lord on April 13, 2018.

Born July 14, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph and Cleo Holt Underwood.

He is survived by one daughter, Crystal (and Bob) Henderson; three sons, Fred Jr. (and Beverly), Flint (and Kathy), and Ed (and Paula) Underwood. He has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda in 2002 and his second wife Kay, in 2017; his parents, one brother and a great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday, April 18, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with the Rev. Eddie Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service hour Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

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

Deanna M. Tuell

Deanna Marie (Terry) Tuell, 31, Orleans, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spice Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Linda S. McCluskey

Linda S. McCluskey, 36, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Charles R. Bartley

Charles R. Bartley, 77, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 15, 2018

Franklin Bryant Holt

May 17, 1939 — April 13, 2018

Franklin Bryant Holt, 78, of Bedford, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, surrounded by his family at his residence.

Born May 17, 1939, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Leo Thomas and Celia May (Covey) Holt.

Frank married Ann Anderson on November 30, 1962, and she survives.

He retired from Sexton Wilbert Vault Company after 25 years. He was a member of Judah Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; children, David Bryant (Sharon Newsome) Holt; Kimberly Lynn (Greg) Wright; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert Leo (Elaine) Holt, James Russell “George” (Jay) Holt, Dixie Elaine (Edward) Moore, Linda Gayle (John) Davis; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Anthony Dale Holt; and a grandson.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, with Anthony Dale Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Judah Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judah Cemetery.

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

April 14, 2018

Marshall W. ‘Buster’ Key

Sept. 23, 1948 — April 12, 2018

On Thursday April 12, 2018, Marshall Wayne “Buster” Key passed away suddenly at the age of 69.

Marshall was a 1966 graduate of Bedford High School. He married Rita Girdley in 1972, and she survives.

He was a carpenter/millwright, worked at Indiana Limestone and was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ.

Marshall was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and gardening. He was well known for his wonderful singing voice, his infectious laugh and his huge heart. Marshall was a born entertainer. His ability to tell a story or a joke was second to none, but the thing he enjoyed most was spending time with his large and loving family.

He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for 47 years, and best friend Rita (Girdley); their children, Caleb Key (Karyn), Jon Key (Jennifer) and Marcy (Mark) Starr, eight grandchildren, Brianna Starr, Evan, Avery, Addison, Noni, Kelsie, Jada and Grady Key; two sisters, Beverly (Don) McCloskey and Martha (Steve) Knott; two brothers, John and Jeff Key; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Marshall was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grady and Margie Key; his father, Cecil Key; and his mother, Barbara (Daggy) Henderson.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Marshall’s Life which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Central Church of Christ in Bedford. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service at 6 p.m. at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Everett Greenan III, 75

Sept. 14, 1942 — April 11, 2018

John Everett Greenan III, 75, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1942, in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was the son of John E. Greenan Jr. and Elizabeth (Bailey) Greenan. He married Frances “Fran” Kwiatkowski on May 21, 1964, and she survives.

John enlisted in the United States Navy 23 June, 1960, as a hospital man.

John was initiated as Chief Petty Officer 16 September, 1970, and received his commission 27 July, 1971, as a Medical Service Corp Officer. John retired from the U.S. Navy after 37 years, attaining the rank of Captain (O-6).

He served in the Vietnam War, where he received a Purple Heart. He also earned Defense Superior Service Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; five Meritorious Service Medals; Tri-Service Commendation Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Citation; three Navy Good Conduct Medals; Fleet Marine Force Ribbon; two National Defense Medals; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Marine Corps Emblem; two Vietnam Service Medals with Marine Corps Emblem; Humanitarian Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation with Palm Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device.

He was a graduate of George Washington University, earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Hospital Administration.

John attended First Presbyterian Church and was the founder of the free pancake breakfast that is held on Saturday mornings at the First Presbyterian Church, Bedford.

Surviving are his wife, Fran, of Bloomington; two sons, Scott (Theann) Greenan, of Bedford and Patrick Greenan of Eastern Shores, Maryland; one daughter, Elizabeth (Tim) Johnson of Centerville, Virginia; four grandchildren, Patrick Greenan, Rebeca Greenan, Aurora Greenan and Ryan Johnson; andone brother, Scott (Ann) Greenanof Escondido, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 16, at the First Presbyterian Church, Bedford, with Pastor Je Lee officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.

Visitation will be on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

April 13, 2018

Ives L. Pruett

Nov. 23, 1934 — April 11, 2018

Ives L. Pruett, 83, of Bedford, passed away April 11, 2018 at IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Raglesville, and was the son of Carl and Halcie (Chestnut) Pruett.

Ives attended grade school in Raglesville and graduated in 1952 from Odon High School.

He worked at Dearmin and Company Creamery, Vollmer Wholesale Company and McDonald Chevrolet in Washington before going to work at Crane Naval Weapon Support Center in 1962. He retired in 1994 with 32 years of Civil Service.

Ives was an avid fan of IU basketball and Indianapolis Colts football. He enjoyed Square Dancing for 25 years and Round Dancing for 22 years. He was a Round Dance Instructor/Cuer for 17 years and President of the Stone City Square Dance Club of Bedford for 16 years.

Ives was a four-year Past President of the Indiana Dancers Association, past four-year Chairman of the Southeast/Southwest Rebel Area of the Indiana Dancer Association, past five-year member of the Indiana State Square Dance Convention Board, Past President of the Indiana Moose Association with the Pilgrim Degree being bestowed upon him in 1973, Past Governor of the Washington Moose Lodge and eight year Past Secretary/Manager of the Moose Lodge in Bicknell.

Surviving are his wife, Carol; daughters, Debbie Durnil of Washington and Marsha Grafton of Florida; son, Dennis Pruett of Odon; stepsons, Doug Purk of Springhill, Florida and David Purk of Franklin; sister, Norma Walls of Washington; grandchildren, Justin Beasley of Florida, Jake Durnil of Washington, Christi Pinkston of Newburg, Eleanor Sink of Illinois and Ashley Pruett of West Virginia; step-grandchildren, Tyler Purk of Bloomington, Anna Purk, Katie Purk and Sam Purk, all of Franklin; and great-grandchildren, A.J. Durnil, Reece Durnil, Payton Beasley, Braylon Beasley, Madelyn Beasley, Quincy Pruett, Demetri LaSure, Amelia Beasley, Violet Smith, Oliver Dodson, Alyssa Pinkston and Alex Pinkston.

Ives was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Virginia Beasley, Nancy Parsons and Sue Chestnut; infant son, Timothy L.; grandsons, Timothy Pruett and Travis Jacob Beasley.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, April 16, at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon with Pastor Todd Brown and the Rev. Randy Brady officiating. Ives will be laid to rest in Raglesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng, Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.

Wanda J. Holt

Wanda June (Leatherman) Holt, 75, Bedford, died Feb. 24. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lawrenceport Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

John Everett Greenan III

John Everett Greenan III, 75, Bloomington, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Bedford. Service will be at 1 p.m. at the church on Monday. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 12, 2018

Ruth M. (Beasley) Johnson

Oct. 17, 1920 — April 11, 2018

Ruth M. Johnson, 97, a resident of Auguste’s Cottage at Westview Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford, died at 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Born Oct. 17, 1920, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ollie and Dora (Clifford) Beasley. She married Robert G. Johnson on Sept. 10, 1943, and he died during World War II on May 23, 1944. She later married Richard C. Johnson on Jan. 25, 1945, and he died on December 17, 2002.

She was employed at K-Mart for 28 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams and a life-time member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club and Club 55 bowling league.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith E. Caswell and husband Bert and Jean Ellen Jackson of Bedford; a granddaughter, Terri Cazee of Portland, Oregon; a grandson, Tim Caswell and wife Audra of Edinburgh; four great-granddaughters, Gretchen Cazee, Morgan Cazee, Kiersey Denief and husband Evan and Darsey Caswell; a great-grandson, Mason Caswell; Cindy Tolliver (who was like a granddaughter), and her children, Grant Tolliver, Jacee Davis and Tripp Stahl; three great-great-grandchildren, Violette, Breleigh and Gavin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, Robert L. Johnson; five brothers, Glen, Lewis, Gus, Theodore and Morrell; and three sisters, Lora Cooper, Clara Ethel Beasley, and Margaret Keithly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Williams.

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

Kent Hammond

Sept. 11, 1937 — April 11, 2018

Kent Hammond, 80, of Bedford, died at 12:06 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Bedford.

Born Sept. 11, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Oscar and Ilene (Robinson) Hammond. He married Sandra Anderson in 1956 and she survives.

He was a Pyrotechnic Engineer for NSA Crane.

He was a volunteer at the Boys Club for many years and attended the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra of Bedford; two sons, Greg Hammond and wife Cheryl, Gary Hammond and wife Susan, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Evan Hammond and wife Adrienne of Gas City, Eric Hammond and wife, Sarah of Brownstown and Emily Spoonmore and husband Justin of El Puerto De Santa Maria, Spain; seven great-grandchildren, Evan, Reece, Brody, Alexis, Treyton, Olivia and Maddox; and a brother, Wayne Hammond of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara Medlock and Betty Arnold; and a brother, Al Hammond.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m.on Saturday, April 14, at the Free Methodist Church. A private family committal will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and from noon until the service on Saturday at the Free Methodist Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Boys & Girls Club.

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

Beverly A. (Sullivan) Bundy-Kirkman

Aug. 5, 1948 — April 11, 2018

Beverly A. (Sullivan) Bundy-Kirkman, 69, passed from this life on April 11, 2018, and will be sorely missed by everyone who had been fortunate enough to know her.

She was born on August 5, 1948. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1966. She was employed at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for over 30 years in the Medical Records Division.

She was married to Charles Kirkman for nine years, and he survives. She leaves behind four children who will miss her terribly, David (Kelley) Hicks, Jody (Rob) Eilar, Christy (Terry) Chastain and Dionne (Kevin) Hicks. She also loved her step-children, Julie Shaff, Ryan Bundy and Andy Bundy.

The joys of her life were her grandchildren, Nicole Eilar, Evan Eilar, Derick Lambdin, Haley Chastain, Logan Chastain, Logan Bland-Chastain, Zachary Kirkman, Ashlyn Trask and Isaiah Hicks.

She is further survived by her siblings, Lynda (Mike) Slate, Doug Sullivan, Jon (Renae) Sullivan and Gary (Lynnette) Sullivan; as well as several nieces and nephews: Darren Slate, Justin Sullivan, Sara Green, Kate Sullivan, JD Sullivan, Lauren Wimsat and Mitchell Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Clavorn and Grace Sullivan, as well as her siblings, Janice Margiotta, Dennis Sullivan and Marsha DeVol.

There will be a celebration of Beverly’s life from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in the basement of the Bedford Free Methodist Church, 630 R Street, Bedford. We welcome all of her friends and family to join us in her life’s celebration.

Jerry L. England

March 22, 1947 — April 9, 2018

Jerry L. England, 71, of Brownsburg, died at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at his residence.

Born March 22, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Calvin Leon England and Mary Jewell (Roberts) Waldon. He married Patricia J. “Patti” Draus on Sept. 23, 1966, and she survives.

Jerry worked in sales for Bedford Office Supply. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Viet Nam War in Combat Infantry.

He was a member of Dive Christian Church and a life-time member of the Oolitic VFW Post No. 1686 and D.A.V.

Survivors include his wife, Patti of Brownsburg; a daughter, Carrie England of Speedway; a son, Jeremy England and wife Jennifer of Palm Coast, Florida; four grandchildren, Avery England, Maxwell England, Amaya Vaughn and Amelia England; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Mildred England.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery with military rites accorded.

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

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

Edith N. Robbins

Edith Nannette (Snodgrass) Robbins, 50, Mitchell, died April 4. Cremation with no services was chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Debra K. King

Debra Kay (Pridemore) King, 61, Mitchell, died Jan. 7. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Port William Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

April 11, 2018

Juanita L. Sykes

Sept. 17, 1921 — April 9, 2018

Juanita L. Sykes, 96, of Bedford, died at 11:35 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at her residence.

Born Sept. 17, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roy F. Owens and Mabel (Borders) DeFord. She married Glen Sykes and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2003.

She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the Class of 1940, and a recipient of the 2013 Ray Fry Outstanding Alumni Award.

She retired from General Motors and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron. She was active in T.O.P.S., a volunteer at Bedford Medical Center, and was an avid bowler to include serving as league secretary and being inducted in the Bedford Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame (1997).

Survivors include two sons, Charles Gratzer (Elizabeth) of Rushville and Tony Sykes (Kimberly) of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Terry Owens of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen; two daughters, Donna Hawkins and Betty Arnold; and seven siblings.

Mrs. Sykes wished to acknowledge very special friends that touched her life to include Steve and Don Gratzer and Patty and Nellie Turner.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bryan Duby officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Lowell Hammond

Lowell Hammond, 80, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Esther Carolyn (Bunch) Johnson

Feb. 10, 1933 — April 9, 2018

Esther Carolyn Johnson, 85, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at her residence.

Born Feb. 10, 1933, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Everett William and Carrie May (Bluff) Bunch. She married Gilbert Dean Johnson May 10, 1951.

Esther was formerly employed at S.S. Kresge Company and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert D. Johnson of Mitchell, and sister, Audrey Maxine Wall, of Linton.

Her parents and sisters, Wilma Pridemore, Mary Starret, and Bernice Beavers, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Glenn Hamer and Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Barbara A. (Davis) Chamness

March 29, 1931 — April 8, 2018

Barbara A. Chamness, 87, Martinsville, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Martinsville.

She was born on Sunday, March 29, 1931, in Lawrence County, to the late Levi A. and Dora A. (Quillen) Davis. Barbara was married Sept. 3, 1949 to the late Robert E. Chamness who passed away Jan. 2, 2007.

Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Oolitic High School in Oolitic. In the 1960’s she worked at the Rose Hamilton Elementary School and later volunteered at Reid Memorial Hospital in Wayne County.

Barbara was devoted to her family, her love was unconditional. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, ceramics, and taking trips with her family. She had a great passion for trains and PURDUE basketball.

Barbara was an active board member of the Martinsville Crime Watch, Inc.

Survivors are her children, Kim E. Chamness and wife Myra of Franklin and Debra R. Osborn and husband Ron of Martinsville; grandchildren, Jason Osborn, Stephanie Chamness, Crystal Martinez, Patrick Chamness, Matthew Chamness, Thomas Gautier, and James Gautier; and 22 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband and parents; and siblings, Merle Davis, Mildred Ryan, Robert Davis, William Davis, Marjorie Parker, Emmett Davis, Jane Davis, Rita Mae Davis.

Service is at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Costin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Aldridge officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday all at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be at New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

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

Freeda Lena Younger

July 27, 1922 — April 5, 2018

Freeda passed away recently in Mesa, Arizona, from complications of congestive heart and lung failure. She was an amazing 95 years old.

Freeda was blessed with a wonderful life starting out in Heltonville and Bedford, (on the farm as she would say ) and there met her husband and great partner of which led them to embark on their many experiences, love, ups and downs and all their beautiful chapters of life.

Both of them traveled westward after the trials and tribulations of the war and found many great friends and years in Lakewood, Colorado. They enjoyed their 2 kids, Jane and John, and all the crazy times with them and their growing up, schooling, partners, friends, pets, travels, and had amazing times during that run of years.

When those golden years started (who knows when that was) they traveled all around the 50 states enjoying its amazing places while still managing to get back to the ole homestead and be sure it was always in good shape.

At the passing of Everett in 2003, Freeda embarked on a sole chapter of her life and moved to Arizona and ended up at the Apache Wells Community in Mesa, Arizona. She continued there with more new friends, extended family and new activities (she was especially good with those creative ceramic pieces) until her passing on the morning of April 5.

Freeda was the epitome of life, a great lady, very caring, did it all in a nice simple way, and she will have fun again up in heaven and be welcomed by Everett and all those wonderful friends who went before her.

Freeda will have a cremation as per her wishes and her ashes spread up at Meeker, Colorado. There will be three get together memorials for Freeda, one in Mesa, one in Colorado at the ole house on July 27 in the afternoon and one in Indiana sometime in the fall — as that was one of her favorite times with all the colors of the trees.

There will be a small scholarship fund as per her wishes set up in her honor for a deserving teacher at Metro State in Denver and she will have a brick at Apache Wells, a flagstone at Meeker and at Teller St., a place at Fort Logan National Cemetery at Englewood, Colorado and a place in Indiana.

Any cards may go to son, John, at 2475 Teller St., Lakewood, Colorado, 80214

Thank you Mom – Everyone loved you very much and your spirit will always live on.

Jerry D. Milligan II

Jerry Dean Milligan II, 29, of Mitchell, died Feb. 19. Graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Haverly Chapel & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Ruth Johnson

Ruth Johnson, 97, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Jerry L. England

Jerry L. England, 71, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 10, 2018

Basil Paul Briscoe

June 13, 1942 — April 7, 2018

Basil Paul Briscoe, 75, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

Born June 13, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe. He married Karen Joyce Shoults Dec. 27, 1963.

Basil had been employed at Kimball International and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Briscoe of Mitchell; daughter, Joy Lynn (Tim) Drabing of French Lick; son, Tim (Jessica) Briscoe of Greenwood; grandchildren, Nathan and Sarah Drabing and Corey and Ashley Briscoe; and siblings, Robert (June) Briscoe of Bloomington, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford, and Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell.

His parents; and siblings, Donald “Leroy” Briscoe, Louis “Doodle” Briscoe, Wilbur Briscoe, James Briscoe, Walter “Bus” Briscoe, Frances Briscoe, Fern Watson and Ruby Smith, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Ervin officiating.

Casketbearers: David Watson, Danny Briscoe, Corey Briscoe, Nathan Drabing, Tim Drabing and Larry Caudell.

There is no scheduled visitation.

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

Juanita L. Syke

Juanita L. Sykes, 96, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 09, 2018

Byron Lee ‘Barney’ Tolbert

Feb. 21, 1921 — April 7, 2018

Byron Lee “Barney” Tolbert, 97, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

Born Feb. 21, 1921, at home in Orange County, he was the son of Edward L. and Stella N. (Pruett) Tolbert. He married Lou Alma Reynolds June 11, 1942, and she preceded him in death Oct. 17, 2001.

Byron worked with the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) for a year fighting fires, planting trees, working with natural resources and driving an ambulance to pick up wounded soldiers at Union Station in Indianapolis and take them to/from Fort Harrison. He joined the Army in August 1942, during World War II, where he spent time in Missouri, Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Guinea, and the Philippines as part of the Allied Forces fight against Japan. Byron was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, and Purple Heart Medal. He was honorably discharged in February 1946.

He was unable to work for approximately one year due to his injuries. After that he worked for various companies including Crawford Morris in Mitchell, Hancock Construction in Mitchell, and retired from Rogers Group in Bedford where he worked 23 years.

He was a graduate of Campbellsburg High School, Class of 1938, and a member of Saltillo Christian Church.

He loved spending time with his family, being outside, and staying active by taking care of the yard (until he was 94.) Barney was known for his great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda L. (Rick) Chapman of Mitchell; son, Tom E. (Carol) Tolbert of Morgantown; grandchildren, Jennifer (Kurt) Thomas, Jennifer (Shawn) Kellams, Joni (Steve) Bodkins, Shane (Karrie) Tolbert, Carrie (Paul) Ritchison, Miranda (Paul) Gillespie, Mitch (fiancee Liz Neel) Tolbert, and Morgan (Brian) Duncan; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mildred Jackson, of Saltillo.

His parents; wife; son, Terry L. Tolbert; daughter, Nancy Crawford; and siblings, Wayne Tolbert, Scott Tolbert, Willis Tolbert and Imogene Hall, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar 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.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Basil P. Briscoe

Basil Paul Briscoe, 75, Mitchell, died Saturday, April 7. There is no scheduled visitation. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

April 08, 2018

Kevin L. Russ

April 10, 1957 — April 5, 2018

Kevin L. Russ, 60, Bloomington, Indiana passed away comfortably at home on Thursday, April 5, 2018, surrounded by his family.

He was born on April 10, 1957, in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of William M. and Laura L. (Ward) Russ, who survive.

He was an active member of the Moose Lodge, where he served as governor from 2014 to 2015. He also was a member of the New Unionville Baptist Church.

In the spring, you could find Kevin in the family greenhouse, caring for the plants. He was a devoted son and father, who never missed a sporting event for his kids and grandkids. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Heather (James) Purtlebaugh of Bloomington and Christina Settle of Bedford; a son, Chad (Emily) Russ of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Morgan Settle, Adam Vibbart, Hannah Purtlebaugh, Matthew Vibbart, Jacob Purtlebaugh and Evelyn Russ; 2 great-grandchildren, Ayden May and Bryson Settle.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street, Bloomington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at The Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to the ALS Association — Indiana, 7202 E. 87th St., # 102 Indianapolis, IN 46256.

Online condolences may be left at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Phyllis June Harris

Phyllis June (Bowden) Harris, 96, of Fort Worth, Texas, died March 29. Visitation will be 11 a.m-noon Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Graveside services will be noon Wednesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

April 07, 2018

Viola (Kinser) Kinser

March 26, 1925 — April 3, 2018

Viola Kinser, 93, resident of White River Lodge, gained her wings on April 3, 2018.

She was born in Monroe County on March 26, 1925, to Albert Kinser and Gusta (Edwards) Kinser.

She attended school in Monroe County and was of the Apostolic Pentecost faith; she worked at Vi’s Cleaning Service.

She first married Early Hillenburg, and he preceded her in death in 1972. She then married Delbert Kinser, and he preceded her in death in 1973.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy, Coleen and Debbie; one son, Andy; she has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dean; three sisters, Clotha, Margaret and Recia; and nine brothers, Delbert, Hebert, Glen, Dale, Gilbert, Hobert, Kenneth, Leonard and Virgil Kinser.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Don Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service time at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Samuel Clyde Arp

Oct. 20, 1952 — April 5, 2018

Samuel Clyde Arp, 65, of Mitchell, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Georgia, the son of Clyde and Jean (Dillback) Arp. He married Carolyn (Reed) Arp on July 17, 1975, and she survives.

He was a semi driver and school bus driver for the Mitchell school system for several years. He owned Arp’s Computer Service, worked on air conditioners and enjoyed restoring cars.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Mitchell; one daughter, Misty Dawn Reed (Clint Cowles) of Orleans; two sons, Samuel Clyde Arp II (Sara) and David Joseph Arp (Kim), both of Bedford; two grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Jones (Doug), Shelie Baker (Mike) and Sandra Worley (Jim); one brother, Richard Arp (Christina); and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Phyllis June (Bowden) Harris

Feb. 24, 1922 — March 29, 2018

I am writing this obituary. I am her son, Stephen, and I wanted this expressed from the heart.

Mom was born Feb. 24, 1922, to Frank and Elsie Bowden in Bedford. Frank was a highly respected stone mason and carver, and Elsie was a dutiful and loving homemaker and mother. Mom resided contently and happily through her high school years in Bedford. Cheerful and wanting to help others feel the same.

She married her high school sweetheart, John David Harris, who preceded her in death in 2004. Dad was a Bedford tax consultant and Indiana University accounting specialist for the majority of his professional career. I was so blessed to be their son.

Mom was always upbeat and friendly to friends and co-workers, as she was an Executive Assistant to leadership at Crane for some 27 years. She was courageous in times of her illnesses, but always focused on consoling and supporting those she cared about and who cared about her. I can’t praise her enough; words alone cannot reflect the love, respect and admiration I have had for her over all these long years.

When you know there is someone who never waivers from their dedication to you, that is always “in your corner” and loves you unconditionally — then there can be no other meaningful tribute to this lady who sacrificed and dedicated herself to me and mine, other than to say, “Mom, you gave everything to make us feel secure, loved, happy and special. Nothing can compare to our love and admiration for you. Eternal thanks.”

Graveside service will be at noon on Monday, April 9, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

April 06, 2018

Buddy D. Fields

Nov. 27, 1936 — April 4, 2018

Buddy D. Fields, 81, of Owensburg, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at home.

He was born Nov. 27, 1936, in Owensburg to Dennie B. Fields and Lillian B. (Thomas) Fields. He attended Owensburg and Oolitic schools with the Class of 1955. He married Anna M. Van Slyke on May 23, 1958, in Williams, and she survives.

He was a retired stone mason for more than 50 years. He was also a former Jackson Township trustee and advisory board member. He attended Owensburg Baptist Church.

Surviving with his wife are their children, Toby (Marilyn) Fields of Mitchell, Tammy (Gary) Summitt of Bloomfield and Troy (Sandy) Fields of Owensburg; there are seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bryant Fields, and one sister, Donna Helton.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Owensburg Cemetery with Phil Thorne officiating. No visitation is planned. There will be a gathering at the Owensburg Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Flowers should be sent to Ferguson Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

William D. Simmons

William David Simmons, 55, Bedford, died Sunday, April 1. Cremation with no services was chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Carole D. Allen

Carole Diane (Kopp) Allen, 75, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, April 3. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Phyllis J. Harris

Phyllis J. (Bowden) Harris, 96, Fort Worth, Texas, died March 29. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Graveside at noon on Monday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

April 05, 2018

Jeffrey Dean Fields

Jan. 16, 1962 — April 2, 2018

Jeffrey Dean Fields, 56, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Jan. 16, 1962, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James Eugene Fields and Carla (Hitchcock) Abel.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Surviving are his children, Mitchell Fields, Taylor Kirby and Jackson Fields; his mother, Carla Abel; two grandchildren, Gunner and Gracie Kirby; a sister, Carrie (T.E. “Eddy”) Bunch; a brother, Michael E. (Juanita) Fields; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Fields.

A celebration of life will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at MacAdoo’s Banquet Hall on Washington Ave., in Bedford, for his family and close friends.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Kenneth Edward Scoggan

April 26, 1934 — April 3, 2018

Kenneth Edward Scoggan, 83, Bedford, died at his residence Tuesday afternoon.

Kenneth was born April 26, 1934, in Bedford to Le Wallace and Celia (Tolliver) Scoggan. On April 8, 1960, he married Bertha East, and she survives.

He enjoyed watching IU and Pacers basketball, hunting, fishing and spending time with the grandkids. He worked for RCA for 43 years, attended New Life Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Scoggan; daughter, Teresa Ann (Danny) Hignite; sisters, Betty Knight, Shirley Fish, Linda (Jerry) Scoggan and Terry (John) Scoggan; grandchildren, Micheal Neal, Joseph (Carol) Neal and Tammy (Allen Johnson) Neal; and great-grandchildren, Dakota (Akela) Neal, Dallas Neal, Hayden Johnson and Blaine Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Claude Scoggan, Paul Scoggan and Wayne Tolliver.

Visitation will be from noon until service time at 2 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery with Kenny Allen officiating.

April 04, 2018

Sarah Kathleen ‘Sally’ Porter

March 8, 1924 — March 31, 2018

Sarah Kathleen Porter, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Huntington.

Born March 8, 1924, in Frontenac, Kansas, she was the daughter of Anthony F. and Catherine (Delaney) Neary.

She married James “Tim” Colglazier on Dec. 26, 1945; he preceded her in death in November 1980. She married Harvey L. Porter; he preceded her in death in September 1989.

Sarah was a graduate of Frontenac High School. She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She retired from General Motors.

Surviving are her daughters, Linda Rollman of Bedford and Kasie (David) Templeton of Maryville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Sean (Darnel) Brooks of Elkhart, Stacy Brooks (Al) McCourt of Bristol, Stephanie Gehle of St. Marys, Ohio, Natalie (Jack) Frye of Spencer, and Darin “Butch” Rollman of Bedford; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Jackie Brown, of Indianapolis and family, and Adrienne (Henry) Clouse of Mitchell and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, Francis and Billy; three sisters, Rosaleen, Patricia and Mary; and son-in-law, Buddy Rollman.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

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

Michael Lee Bowden

Feb. 7, 1954 — March 27, 2018

Michael Lee Bowden, 64, of Bedford, passed away on March 27, 2018.

He was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 7, 1954, to Vaughn Bowden and Mary (Ditton) Bowden. Michael married Becky Dye Bowden on July 30, 1971, in Lawrence County, and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2017.

He was a truck driver and attended Mitchell High School.

Survivors include one son, Michael W. Bowden of Bedford; one brother, Donnie Bowden and wife Judy of Mitchell; three sisters, Marilyn Walter and husband Paul of Muncie, Jenny Henderson of Bedford and Lindy Ellis and husband Eddie of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Wanda Gail Bowden

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday April 6, at Springville West Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Madie L (Webster) Allen

Oct. 18, 1925 — April 2, 2018

Madie L. Allen, 92, of Bedford, passed away on Monday April 2, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 18, 1925, to Richard Webster and Beulah Mable (Stevens) Webster.

Madie was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend to all.

She attended Bedford High School, and she was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church and worked at Crowder’s Pharmacy in Bedford.

Survivors include her son, Gary Allen and wife Myra of South Carolina; grandchildren, Leesa Robbins of North Carolina and Amy Garcia of South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Kylie Garcia, Sierra Garcia, Addison Robbins and Bryson Robbins; sister, Nancy Hardin of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Allen in 1969; three brothers, Jay Webster, Charley Webster and Jimmy Webster; and three sisters, Rosie Priddy, Frances Priddy and Helen Webster

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Thank you to the many family and friends that helped Madie. A special thank you to Eddie Priddy and Nancy for their loving care.

James Hattler Pittsford Jr.

Aug. 17, 1939 — March 31, 2018

James Hattler Pittsford Jr., was born in Austin, Texas to James Hattler Pittsford Sr. and Evelyn Eula (Steifer) Walker on Aug. 17, 1939.

He passed from this life to the Life Eternal on March 31, 2018, at IU Hospice House in Bloomington, in the company of family and a cloud of Heavenly Witnesses. His passing marked the end of a six-years long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

He was preceded in death by both parents and three sisters who doted on him, Viola Pittsford, Dorothy Cox her husband Walter and Emma Frazer and her husband L.U. “Hoot;” and a nephew, Wade Pittsford.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Elaine (Phipps) Pittsford; one daughter, Jeannie Market and husband Jim; two sons, James Hattler Pittsford III and Jerry Michael Pittsford and his wife Cheryl; one granddaughter, Claire Pittsford; seven grandsons, Matthew (wife Jessica), Michael, James Tatom, Jackson Tyler Market, James Hattler Pittsford IV, Alexander Michael and Harrison Glenn Pittsford; his step-mother, Madge (Middleton) Pittsford; brother, Terry Pittsford and wife Judy; sisters, Cheryl Melancon and husband, Roger, and Cathy Goodman and husband Gary; sister-in-law, Jean Tarr and husband, Roy, and Martha McGaw (life partner of sister Viola); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family also survive.

Mr. Pittsford graduated Ellettsville High School with the Class of 1958. He entered active duty with the U.S. Navy upon graduation, having previously enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. On completion of his military service he returned to Monroe County and began work at Sarkes-Tarzian Company where he met Janice. They were married after a six-week long courtship and enjoyed their 57th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25 of this year.

In 1961 he followed what would become a long line of Pittsford kin and entered the pipe trades apprenticeship with United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 515 (now LU 136). He worked at the trade for 25 years before being elected field representative for LU 136 in 1986, a position he held until near his retirement. He was truly a master of his trade and a tireless advocate for organized labor. Among his peers he was regarded as fiercely loyal, highly principled, and as independent as a man could be.

Family, faith and Texas were Mr. Pittsford’s highest priorities. He was baptized into Salvation at Ellettsville First Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member for many decades before transferring his membership to Bethel Baptist Church. Given the opportunity, he would tell you all about his children, grandchildren and his kinfolk in Texas.

He was also proud to be a Past Master and 50 years member of Ellettsville Masonic Lodge No. 245, a 50 years member of the Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of Ellettsville Order of Eastern Star No. 454, and Bloomington Elks No. 446. He served his community through participation on many advisory boards, most notably the White River Labor Council. He also assisted the officials and coaching staffs at many junior league and high school sporting events by sharing his thoughts and advice at full voice!

As a mark of his faith, Mr. Pittsford knew that “to be absent from the body,” is “to be present with the Lord.” For this reason his family and all who loved him know that he has received the gift of Eternal Life and now eats of the Hidden Manna. During his long battle with ALS Mr. Pittsford became fond of reminding himself and others of this sustaining truth: “God is good!”

Viewing will be held at Ellettsville United Methodist Church on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. with Masonic Services at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Mount Pleasant Church (2394 Mt. Pleasant Road) in Bedford, IN, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. with The Reverend Maurice Wright officiating. An additional viewing will also be held two hours prior to the funeral service.

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the staff of Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (ALS Clinic) and IU Hospice House for their kind attention to Mr. Pittsford’s every need. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to ALS Association (alsa.org) or to any agency that furthers education in skilled trades.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth E. Scoggan

Kenneth Edward Scoggan, 83, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville

April 03, 2018

Gerald ‘Hoppy’ Keller

Dec. 18, 1922 — March 31, 2018

Gerald “Hoppy” Keller, 95, of Bedford, passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Born Dec. 18, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Eugene and Goldie (Sheetz) Keller. He married Virginia Lucille Chastain on Oct. 19, 1942; she passed away on Jan. 1, 2000.

Hoppy was a retired plumber; lifetime member of Pipe Fitter’s Union No. 136; and a member of the Midtown Church of Christ.

Hop was an avid NASCAR fan, and loved watching Steve Kinser and Ryan Newman.

Surviving are his children, Janice Lucille Reynolds, Geraldine (Marvin) Grogan, Jim “Batman” Keller, Ann (John) Ginter and Nancy (Gary) Martin; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia; two grandchildren, Jesse and Julia; brothers and sisters, Paul, Morris, Pete, Kermit, Bill, Nora, Ruth, Loris, and Judy; and special friend, Violet Reynolds.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

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

Richard Lee Beavers

Dec. 7, 1953 — March 31, 2018

Richard Lee Beavers, age 64, of Medora, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Bloomington Hospital on at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Richard was born on Dec. 7, 1953, in Seymour, to Elzia Beavers and Eula May (Lonsberry) Beavers Murphin. On April 8, 1972, he married Brenda (Piatt) Beavers in North Vernon and she survives.

He was a logger his whole life. Richard started working at Hall’s Saw Mill in Medora at 16 years old. He went to work at the Medora Brick Company at age 17 and stayed there until its closing. After the brick company he went to work at various jobs until reentering the logging business. Richard started working for the Hamilton Logging approximately 22 years ago where he was able to show his passion for the logging business. Throughout his years in the logging business, he was able to share his knowledge of logging and running the equipment for logging. He worked with a lot of people during his career sharing stories and teaching the art of logging. He enjoyed running the skidder the most. Anyone who worked with Richard knew he was driven with this job.

He was a loving father and grandfather. His family was his heart, they were his world.

He shared his love of old muscle cars with family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Brenda; his sons, Shawn Richard Beavers and Joshua Dale Beavers; two granddaughters, Darian and Josie Beavers; a grandson, Damian Elzia Beavers; two sisters, Connie (Marvin) Reynolds and Peggy (Eddie) Smoot; and a brother; Steve (Pat) Beavers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Albert Abe Murphin; a brother, Dennis Joe Beavers; and a sister, Darlene Brewer.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Hague Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial at Dixon Chapel Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Memorials may be given to the family through State Bank of Medora.

Richard I. ‘Ric’ Corbin-Settle

Feb. 1, 1952 — Feb. 28, 2018

Richard I. “Ric” Corbin-Settle, 66, passed away on Feb. 28 as he wished, at home in his bed with his dog curled beside him.

Born in Washington, he graduated North Daviess High School, and was trained as an LPN while serving in the Army.

He worked at the Bedford Ford/Visteon plant then moved to the Washington, DC Metro area as an LPN and cared for the wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, then as ward clerk for Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia as his health failed.

Ric is survived by his husband of 38 years, John Settle-Corbin; daughter, Christy Settle; granddaughter, Morgan Settle; and great-grandsons, Ayden May and Bryson Settle; siblings Linda (Goad) Brawley, Thomas (Mary) Corbin, Jean (Corbin) Helms and John Corbin; also surviving are nieces, Lisa Means Miller, Debbie Brawley (Chris) Wade, Linda Corbin (Robert) Helderman, Cathy Corbin (Matt) Bland, Jackie Corbin (Josh) Madden, and nephews Josh (Carianne) Helms, Earl Corbin and Adam Corbin.

He was preceded in death by his mother Mable Aishe Sharp and his father Earl Corbin.

A Celebration of Life will take place from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at 801 S. Lincoln St. in Bloomington.

David ‘Rick’ Bugh

Jan. 9, 1942 — April 1, 2018

David “Rick” Bugh Sr., age 76, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Mr. Bugh was born in Bedford, on Jan. 9, 1942. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gracie Henderson Bugh and Franklin M. Bugh; brothers, Errol Bugh and Ronnie Bugh.

Mr. Bugh served in the United States Air Force and formerly worked as an electrician for DHM and Associates. He was former President of the Bedford Jaycee’s, a member of the American Legion and a Boy Scouts of America leader in Bedford.

He attended Dive Christian Church of Bedford and Life Springs Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Bugh; sons, David Bugh Jr. and wife Pam, Christopher Bugh and wife Janet and Danny Bugh and Kellie Calhoun; grandchildren, Amanda Hays, D.J. Bugh and Brandon Bugh; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kaetlyn and Savanna Hays and Hamilton Bugh; brother Charles Terry Bugh and wife Sandy of Bedford; and sisters-in-law, Darlene Ross and Nancy Bugh of Bedford, Beverly Carpenter and husband Bob of Seattle, and Evelyn Bugh Waite of Louisville.

A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin, Georgia. Following the visitation, a small memorial service for close family and friends will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Shane Moore officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The American Legion, Donation Processing, PO Box 1954, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Please join the family and friends in honoring the life of David “Rick” Bugh, Sr. by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories.

James H. Pittsford

James Hattler “Jim” Pittsford, 78, Bloomington, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ellettsville First United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Phyllis J. Harris

Phyllis J. (Bowden) Harris, 96, Fort Worth, Texas, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

April 02, 2018

Christopher James Hill

Oct. 8, 1976 — March 29, 2018

Christopher James Hill, age 41, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at 9 p.m. on March 29, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis.

Chris was born on Oct. 8, 1976, to James (Jim) and Margaret Ann (Braun) Hill. She preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1990.

He was a loving father who enjoyed times with his daughters and being daddy. He loved horses and loved showing his horses as a young kid and had earned trophies to show for his hard work.

He was a former welder at Steel Tech Industrial of Bedford.

His survivors include his father, Jim; fiance, Allyssa Shelton; three daughters, Kennedy Cole, Nathalie Rain and Mercedes Hill; his aunts, Mary (Dana) Bevers and Marlene Frank; and uncles, Mike (Lori) Braun, Darrell (Carolyn) Braun and Billy Joe Braun.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Tracy Renea Hill.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Hague Funeral Home of Medora, with Dick Clampitt officiating.

Graveside rites will be private at Leesville Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at Hague Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family through Hague Funeral Home, Medora.

Gary LaDuke

Sept. 9, 1940 — March 30, 2018

Gary C. LaDuke, 77, of Mitchell, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

He was born Sept. 9, 1940, in Orleans, the son of Maurice and Goldie (Mulvaney) LaDuke. He was married to Delorah (Williams) LaDuke for over 40 years.

He worked as a carpenter, was an Army veteran, a past member of VFW of Mitchell and the Mitchell American Legion Post 250, and was a member of the Carpenter Union.

He enjoyed woodworking, going to auctions, spending time at Lillie’s with his buddies, and around the pool with his grandchildren and family. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by four daughters, Tammy Arthur (Brent Toliver) of Mitchell, Kimberly Fortin of Kouts, Lisa (Pete) Misuraca of Powell, Ohio, Dee (Mike) Mitchell of Rochester; 12 grandchildren, Tyler, Kayla, Kacy, Elliott, Garrett, Brett, E.J., Karli, Dominic, Cara, Lina and Reno; three great-grandchildren: Kori, Elsi and Yali; five sisters, Shirley Kendall, Charlotte Grissom, Bonnie Burton, Sharon Sands and Darlene Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three brothers, Leon, Dale and Merle.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford with graveside rites by the Orleans American Legion Post 69.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

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