Obituaries — April 2019

April 30, 2019

Amy Cassidy

Sept. 22, 1967 — April 28, 2019

Amy Jo (Hawkins) Cassidy, of Bedford, IN, died peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2019 at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

Born September 22, 1967, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Michael Dean, Sr. and Carolyn Jo (Southern) Hawkins. She married Randall Cassidy on October 7, 2000 and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Jameson (Jane) Cassidy of Richmond, CA; one daughter, Kathryn Cassidy of Bloomington, IN; one special “Lil Man”, Colton Shelton-Vincent, Bedford, IN; her mother, Carolyn; two brothers, Michael Dean Hawkins, Jr (Stephanie) and Matthew Barry Hawkins (Sarah), both of Bedford; one grandson, Elio Cassidy,;and nephews and nieces Christopher Hawkins (Janet), Kendall (Eric – Ellie) Eyler, Hannah Hawkins and Amelia Savage. She was preceded in death by her father.

Amy was proud to call Mac Powell and the Christian Band Third Day friends, traveling to many venues to hang out with her Gomer friends. Their music provided oil for her lamp, as she loved sharing light, her faith and hope with others. She was a Registered Nurse who specialized in pediatric nursing and her mission and ministry in life was that of an encourager. Those who knew Amy would agree that she accomplished all of those things and more as she fought her own long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Services for Amy Jo will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 2nd, at Day and Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1st at Day and Carter Funeral Home. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Marshall Nikirk

Marshall Dale Nikirk, 96, of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab in Paducah. Mr. Nikirk was a retired office manager of the former Colonial Baking Company and member of East Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife of 72 years, Betty Nikirk; one daughter, Marsha McWhirter; one son, Niki Nikirk; three granddaughters, Marisa (Keith) Kilgore, Kelly (Allen) Sheldon, Deena Toon; four great-grandchildren, Logan Kilgore, Garrett Kilgore, Presten Bruer, Brooke Sheldon; one brother, Delvin Nikirk; and two sisters, Warnetta Kirkman and Bonnie Nobbitt. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lelah Nikirk; one brother, Danny Nikirk; and six sisters, Wilma Henderson, Beatrice Buher, Lois Andis, Marjorie Henderson, Wanda Roberts and Dana O’Neal.

Graveside services with military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth Puckett officiating. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com. Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Russell Wagner

April 30, 1940 — April 16, 2019

Russell W. Wagner, 78, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on April 16, 2019.

Russ was born April 30, 1940, in Williams, IN, to Morris and Vera Wagner as one of 14 children. Russ is a Vietnam War veteran and always took pride in his military service. He was a graduate of Williams High School with the class of 1958. Russ had a lifelong love of the Southwest and everything Western. He served as a board member and past president of the Friends of Arizona Highways and was an active member and past president of the Scottsdale chapter of Westerners International. Russ co-led troops of the Boy Scouts and Pathfinders. He was an avid outdoorsman and led many hiking trips across the Southwest for all the organizations he was part of, and to places as far away as the Panama Canal.

He was a voracious reader, as well as being a lifelong learner, with a variety of interests including taking flying lessons. Working as a Purchasing Manager in the airline and electrical contracting industries, he received his degree in Business Administration from Scottsdale Community College and was active in several trade organizations.

Russ is survived by his wife, Elaine; his son, John (Kim); his daughter, Jennifer Confer (Erik); four grandchildren, Jared, Keith, Jade, Tiffani; and one great grandchild, Emeryst; and nine brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held at Messenger Mortuary Indian School on Friday, May 3rd, at 11:30 am.

Patricia Cummings

Patricia Ann (McCullough) Cummings, 81, of Oak Forest, Illinois, died Sunday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service is 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

April 29, 2019

Russell Smith

March 06, 1958 — April 24, 2019

Russell Dean Smith, 61, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 6, 1958, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Russell Morris and Geneva Faye (Chastain) Smith. Dean’s life was devoted to farming. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly Church in Bedford, and a 1976 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include his son, Justin Dean Smith of Mitchell; granddaughter, Madison Grace Smith; mother of his son, Stephanie Denise Meadows of Bedford; life-long friend, Carol Hughes of Mitchell; and two nieces; aunts; and several cousins. His parents and sister, Rhea Dawn Pyle, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, and from 10:00 AM until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Robert McKinney, Jr.

Robert Eugene “Bob” McKinney Jr., 58, of Bedford, formerly of Martinsville, died Thursday. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville. Service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Frances Fields

Frances Antoinette (Evans) Fields, 92 , of Wheat Ridge, CO, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Amy Cassidy

Amy J. (Hawkins) Cassidy, 51, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 28, 2019

Russell Smith

Russell Dean Smith, 61, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

April 27, 2019

Jennifer Caruso

June 10, 1969 — April 26, 2019

Jennifer Annette (Chisham) Caruso, 49, of Mitchell, lost her year long fight with cancer at 11:27 AM on April 26, 2019 at IU Health of Paoli.

She was born June 10, 1969 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of Denzil and Mary Alice (Williams) Chisham. She married Kelly Caruso on March 28, 2009 and he survives. She graduated from Orleans High School Class of 1987. She received her BS degree in Education from IU, her Master’s degree in Administration and Principal License from Indiana Wesleyan College. She was presently taking classes with Indiana Wesleyan for more Administration. She had been in the Mitchell School System over 20 years, where she was MJHS principal at the time of her illness. She was serving on the Mitchell Library Board. She was a member of the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church where she served as pianist and assistant organist. She has also taught a Sunday school class and served on the Christian Board of Education.

She is survived by her husband, Kelly of Mitchell; parents, Denzil and Mary Alice Chisham of Orleans; two daughters, Lauren (Kramer) Buffington of Bedford, Christina (Justin) Wright of Munster; two sons, Kirk Denny of Mitchell and Nick (Lindsey) Caruso of Munster; one sister, Judy Newlin of Orleans; one brother, Joe (Jill) Chisham of Orleans; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

The funeral will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Mitchell High School Gym with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday and on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at the Mitchell High School Gym. Memorial contribution may be made to the Jennifer Caruso Memorial Scholarship fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Russell Smith

Russell Dean Smith, 61, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

April 26, 2019

Mary VanCleave

Mary Marie (Brim) VanCleave, 87, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dortha Cooper

Dortha Alice (Thompson) Cooper, 101, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Spice Valley Cemetery.

April 25, 2019

Robert Hollars

Jan. 09, 1966 — April 24, 2019

Robert T. Hollars, 53, of Bedford, died at 3:30 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at his residence.

Born January 9, 1966 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Terry and Martha (Craig) Hollars. He married Skyla Sproles on September 27, 1991 and she survives. He was a belt saw operator at Indiana Cut Stone. He attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include his wife, Skyla, of Bedford; his mother, Martha Craig Hollars, of Bedford; two brothers, Ron Hollars and Rick Hollars and wife, Andrea, of Bedford; his mother-in-law Charlotte Sproles, of Bedford; a brother-in-law, David Sproles, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Hollars; and grandfather, Orville “Doc” Hollars.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones and Pastor Don McNabb officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, April 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Helen Martin

March 07, 1927 — April 24, 2019

Helen Martin, 92, of Bedford, died at 10:10 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born March 7, 1927, she was the daughter of Claude and Epsie (Pritchett) Speer. She married James Lloyd Martin and he preceded her in death. She was a retired mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Dale Martin; a daughter, Sharon Rose Martin; grandchildren, Melissa (Antolin) Garcia, Kenneth (Aimee) Dale Martin, II, Jimi (Natalie) McFarlan, Jamie Kelly, Tammy (James) Marcin; several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Richard Lagle

Richard Dean Lagle, 83 , of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

April 24, 2019

Harry Ramsay

July 07, 1926 — April 22, 2019

Harry C. Ramsay, 92, went to be with Jesus on April 22, 2019 at the Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born and raised in Bartlettsville, IN. His parents were Earl and Lena (Kinser) Ramsay. He was born July 7, 1926. Harry married Avis Neal on July 7, 1948; they had 70 wonderful years together, and she survives.

They had five children by birth and one adopted son, all who loved him dearly, Susan (Dennis) Tedrow, of Bedford, Shirley (Bob) Hamilton, of Salem, Debra Ramsay, of Bloomington, Tim (Lisa) Ramsay, of Bedford, Lawanna (Byron) Morris, of Campbellsburg, and Bob (Deidra) Marsh, of Bedford. He had twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Harry grew up in Bartlettsville, where his family farmed and ran the general store for many years. He had five siblings, Mabel Axsom, Hazel Norman, Josephine “Jo” Southern and a sister Ruth Anne in infancy that all preceded him in death. He is survived by his only brother, Jim Ramsay, of Pekin, IN.

Harry was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. He worked at C&B Electric, in Bedford, as a service repairman, and in later years, he was a custodian at the Bedford Junior High School. He was a long time member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church. In the 1950s he helped film and portrayed a beggar in the church’s film of “The Last Supper.” He also maintained a “Prayer Cabin” in his woods where many men from church would come to pray. He was a precious life-long prayer warrior. He loved his Lord, his family, his country, camping, and being out in God’s creation. In the past, he loved traveling in the semi with his good friend, Luke Medley, and more recently with his grandson, Asa. Harry was a simple man and always paused to enjoy the sunset. On Tuesday evening he got to enjoy his first sunset in heaven. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Free Methodist Church, Bedford, with Pastor Ronnie McClain officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Thursday at the Free Methodist 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.

Mary Taylor

March 02, 1922 — April 22, 2019

Mary Catherine Taylor, 97, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born March 2, 1922, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Noble and Grace (Tackett) Bowden. She married Emmett H. Taylor in 1969, and he preceded her in death May 29, 1984. Mary retired from Jay-C Food Store with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed yard work and being outdoors.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Hall of Mitchell and grandson, Brandon (Tammy) Hall of Mitchell. Her parents; husband; sons, Greg Bowden and Donald Hall; and siblings, Bernard Bowden, Leonard Bowden, Lester Bowden, Chester Bowden, Bob Bowden, Helen Bosley and Virginia Burton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastors Joel and Karolyn Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

John Evans

John Mark “Speedy” Evans, 58, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Robert Hollars

Robert T. “Rob” Hollars, 53, of Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 23, 2019

Martha Hawkins

Jan. 17, 1937 — April 19, 2019

Martha L. Hawkins, 82, of Bedford, died at 1:45 pm on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Paoli Health and Living Center.

Born January 17, 1937, she was the daughter of Perry E. and Georgia M (Bolding) Staggs. She married Richard Nicholson and he preceded her in death. She was a retired custodial supervisor for the Monroe County School Corporation for thirty years.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Nicholson and Steven Nicholson; two brothers, Perry Lee Staggs and William (Bill) Staggs; a sister, Oneida Helms; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband; a son, Robert Nicholson; and a brother, Kenneth Staggs.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday, April 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

John Evans

July 23, 1960 — April 20, 2019

John M. “Speedy” Evans, 58, of Bedford, died at 1:51 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at his residence.

Born July 23, 1960 in Bedford, he was the son of Eddie L. and Mary C. (Chilton) Evans. He was a retired Planerman/Stonecutter for Architectural Stone Sales. He was an avid race fan and loved to travel. A highly gifted stonecutter, he carved four full-sized limestone race cars, two of which are on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Survivors include children, Dakota Evans, Damian Evans, and Sierra Evans Norris and husband, Alex, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Koltyn Lee Evans and Caroline Carter Norris; the mother of his children, Jamie Evans; siblings, Susie Kern, Judy Cessna, Jenny Semssar, and Bill Evans. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roy “Spike” Evans; his parents; and a brother, Gary Evans.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, April 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Harry Ramsay

Harry C. Ramsay, 92, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 21, 2019

Shawn Redding

July 03, 1961 — April 08, 2019

On April 8, 2019, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Shawn Redding, the beloved mother of Shawna Roberts, Jena Hobbs and Kristina Houston, passed away at the age of 57.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 3, 1961, she was the loving grandmother of Trevon, Caymon, Mayson Roberts, Nevaeh Clouse, Kashann Roll, Ozaiah Clouse, Delon Clouse and Adam Houston. She dedicated her life to raising her granddaughter, Nevaeh Clouse. She was the daughter of James E. and Velma Jean Martindale of Springville; very loved sister to Terri Robbins Bedford; widow to Marvin (BaBe) Redding of Mitchell.

She retired from Ford Motor Company after putting 20 years on the line. She was also a former employee of the Middle Way House in Bloomington.

Friends and family can gather for a celebration of her life on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at 204 S. 9th St in Mitchell, Indiana. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

April 20, 2019

Sherlyn Allender

Aug. 08, 1947 — April 17, 2019

Sherlyn S. “Sherry” Allender, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 6:11 PM at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born in Evansville on August 8, 1947 to Charles and Bettye (Allen) Althaus. Sherry married Ronald E. Allender in Evansville on July 2, 1966 and he survives. She was the retired owner of Bedford Glass Company along with her husband Ron.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald E. Allender of Bedford; two sons, Brian Allender of Bedford and Jason (Kenna) Allender of Bedford; six grandchildren, Whitney, Macie, Luke, Emma, Beau and Jaylynn, two great grandchildren, Braxten and Brecken; one sister, Kimberly (Bruce) Reis of Evansville; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Taryn Willis.

Sherry was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church. Known to family as Mom or Mamaw, and to the rest as Sherry, she was an ardent supporter of all things connected to her children. Among those were serving as president of Dollens PTO, helping organize the Oolitic Biddy Basketball program, serving as Sunday school teacher at Bedford Free Methodist Church, being a volunteer tutor at Dollens, and helping with the Oolitic Mardi Gras festival. Unknown to many in the Bedford area is the fact that, in her youth, Sherry was a competitive figure skater with Olympic aspiration; however her career was cut short due to an accident while training.

Sherry’s most recent vocation was being a “professional spectator Mamaw.” She logged countless hours on bleachers and in gymnasiums cheering for her grand and great grandchildren in their various sports, concerts and competitions. Most important was her surrender of her life to Jesus Christ as Lord. Her faith sustained her during her countless illnesses and complications. She fought the good fight in spirit and in flesh and now rests in peace in the presence of her Savior.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Woodville Baptist Church with Pastor Glen Hamer and Pastor Jim Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Visitation will be on Monday April 22, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 AM until service time. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Silverthorn

John T. “Harry” Silverthorn, 76, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation is 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday at Dillman Scott Funeral Home.  Service is 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

April 19, 2019

Diana Roach

March 29, 1954 — April 16, 2019

Diana Lea Roach, 65, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 29, 1954, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Charlotte A. (Hackney) Hawk. She married John F. Roach November 12, 1977. Diana was a licensed practical nurse and retired from Indiana University Health Ortho Clinic. She had also been employed at Dunn Walk-In. Diana enjoyed quilting, crocheting, spending time with children and grandchildren, and Sunday family dinners. She was a graduate of Orleans High School and Indiana Vocational Technical College. Diana was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include her husband, John F. Roach of Orleans; children, J. T. Roach and Brandy Hulett of Orleans and Charlotte and Sean Scroggins of Orleans; three stepchildren; grandchildren, Jace Roach, Caden Roach, Haley Roach, and Norah Scroggins; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; and siblings, Kathy Hawk of Seymour, Richard Hawk of Orleans and Donna Snow of Bedford. Her mother, Charlotte Hawk; daughter, Sarah Roach; and sister, Donna Meehan, preceded her in death.

Her wishes were to be cremated with no visitation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Lucas Edwards

Dec. 09, 1981 — April 18, 2019

Lucas Michael Edwards, 37, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born December 9, 1981, in Bedford, he was the son of Michael L. and Mary L. (Chadwell) Edwards. He was a graduate of Bloomington High School North, Class of 2002. Lucas had been employed at McDonalds and Harley Davidson. He loved the Chicago Cubs, IU, bowling, and playing UNO with friends and family.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Mary Edwards of Bloomington; grandfather, Loyd Gilbert Chadwell; and siblings, Melissa (Brian) Jackson of Bloomington and Zachary (Erin) Edwards of Bloomington.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Helen Hempfling officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.Memorial Gifts: Indiana University Health Hospice House or Riley Hospital for Children. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Sherlyn Allender

Sherlyn S. “Sherry” (Althaus) Allender, 71, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodville Baptist Church.

April 18, 2019

Clark Brown

June 27, 1944 — April 15, 2019

Clark Dwayne Brown, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:54 PM at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born in French Lick on June 27, 1944 to Homer and Laura Brown. Clark married Carolyn (Gray) Brown on April 20, 1996 and she survives. Clark retired from National Gypsum in Shoals after 42 years of service. He loved being outside, mowing, tinkering around, watching old westerns and spending time with his wife; and dogs, Chance and Gunner. He loved and missed Angel his little dog who preceded him in death. Clark will be greatly missed by his wife, dogs, family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Brown of Bedford; one son, Richard “Rick” Brown of South Carolina; daughter, Sherry Robbins of Mitchell; step-children, Greg (Laura) Webber of Washington, Debbie (Norman) Wildman of Loogootee, Larry (Cherri) Webber of Tennessee, and Brian (Tonya) Webber of Evansville; sister, Doreatha Walls of Fort Wayne; half- brother, David Brown; and half-sister, Tammy (Brown) Emmons; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild; best friends Pam and Bret Brower. Clark was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Clarkie Brown, Jr.; and grandson, Kyle.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM service time at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Billy Lagle

Oct. 25, 1934 — April 14, 2019

Billy Lee Lagle, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at his residence.

Born Oct. 25, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Sherman W. and Elzada (Connor) Lagle. Billy loved to play slots and play bingo.

Surviving are his daughter, Deborah Lee (Darrell) Lagle Edwards; two grandchildren, Darrell Ray Edwards and Amber Rose Edwards; his dearly beloved sister, Shirley Ann Lagle; brother, Dean Lagle; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his two late brothers, Alfred and Gary Lagle; and half-sister, Mary Lackey.

Graveside services will be at 1 P.M. on Monday at Green Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Tony Starr

Dec. 05, 1952 — April 15, 2019

Tony Starr, 66, of Bedford, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 5, 1952, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James F. Starr Jr. and Wilma Joan (Ray) Starr. He married Diana K. Phipps on April 6, 1979, and she survives. He was a retired pipe fitter at General Motors in Bedford. He was a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440 and Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No. 136. He was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his wife, Diana of Bedford; a son, Matt Starr of Bedford; a daughter, Sarah Fitzenrider and husband, Shane of Orleans; a grandson, Connor; two brothers, Danny Starr and wife, Cindy of Springville and Steve Starr and wife, Carol, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother,James David Starr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday and from 9:00 am until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Charles Pemberton

Charles Lee Pemberton, 80, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

April 17, 2019

Harriet Harman

May 08, 1929 — April 16, 2019

Harriet T. Harman, 89, of Bedford, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born on May 8, 1929, in Bedford, she was the youngest daughter of Edward and Iona (Quackenbush) Tyree.   A 1947 graduate of Bedford High School, Harriet received a BA in English from Indiana State University and a Masters in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington.

She was a Speech Pathologist in the Lawrence County school system for over 30 years, where she started the speech correction program in all of the county schools as well as the Mitchell schools.   After consolidation of the schools, she continued working as a Speech Pathologist at Parkview and Dollens elementary.

Harriet was an avid reader and writer.   She authored several plays that were presented at Parkview as well as a number of poems.   She was known around town for the “little red car” (a 1977 Camaro) that she proudly drove.   Harriet was a member of the Southland Church of Christ where she taught the ladies Wednesday night Bible class for many years.

In addition to her local contributions, she was a member of the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association where she chaired several committees and served as vice president of the Association for two years.   Harriet received the Honors of the Association in 1987 for her innovative work and dedication to the profession.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Howard (Bud); one son, Robert and wife, Deborah; and one grandson, Michael; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael; and sisters, Dorothy Shirley and Doris Evelyn Tyree.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith officiating.   Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday, April 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. 

Memorial gifts in memory of Harriet may be made to Special Olympics Indiana at https://give.specialolympics.org/page/contribute/indiana

Elizabeth Stultz

March 03, 1931 — April 14, 2019

Elizabeth Celia Stultz, 88, Bedford, passed away Sunday in Bedford.

Born March 3, 1931, in Greenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of James and Frances (Penny) Cain. She married Robert D. Stultz on June 17, 1950. He preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1971. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1950. Elizabeth retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital dietary department after 35 years. After retiring she volunteered as a Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church She loved flowers and enjoyed watching hummingbirds from her window.

Surviving are her one son, Robert A. (Janny Gay Stultz) Stultz of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her stepfather Harding Ross.

Funeral service will be Friday, at 2 P.M. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, with Pastor Jim Valentine and Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Friday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Erin Hedge

Erin Hedge, 38 , of Bedford, died Tuesday. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. No services are planned.

April 16, 2019

Jo Ann Turner

Jan. 18, 1935 — April 12, 2019

Jo Ann (Bell) Turner, of Bedford, passed away on April 12th, 2019.

She was born Jan 18, 1935, the daughter of Fred and Annie Belle (Jennings) Bell, in Taunton, MA. She married Richard D. Turner on Sept. 8, 1956, and he preceded her in death on August 29th, 2013. For many years she managed the family business, Turner Transportation, Inc., and worked several years at the Maternal and Child Health Clinic/WIC office as an administrative assistant. She also volunteered with the Girl and Boy Scout programs and served as president of both the Lawrence County Welfare Board and the Lawrence County Community Corrections Board, before retiring and moving to Harlingen, TX. She was a member of the Parkwood Bible Church in Harlingen and volunteered with several organizations in the Harlingen area.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a daughter Debra Sue (Turner) Powell; and a son Richard D. Turner Jr., both of Mitchell, IN; two brothers Fred Bell Jr., Taunton, MA and Richard A Bell, Jonesboro, GA; two sisters Dorothy (Bell) Davenport, Hemphill, TX and Virginia (Bell) Bacon, Little River, SC.

She is survived by her brother John L. Bell, Taunton, MA; two grandsons J.D. (Crystal) Powell Jr, and Darin (Allie) Powell, both of Bedford; three great-grand daughters, Ava Powell, Adrianna Powell and Ainsley Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Thursday April 18, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Memorial Services will follow the visitation at 7:00 pm on Thursday with Jack Taylor officiating.

Elizabeth Stultz

Elizabeth Celia Stultz, 88, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. Service is 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Harriet Harman

Harriet T. (Tyree) Harman , 89 , of Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 15, 2019

Daniel Roush

Feb. 07, 1977 — April 12, 2019

Daniel J. Roush, age 42, of Shoals, passed away on April 12, 2019 in Shoals.

He was born February 7, 1977 in Linton. He married January L. Ragsdale on September 30, 2000 in Shoals. Danny was a 1997 Graduate of the Shoals High School and was employed by Peabody Coal, Bear Run Mine. He was a dedicated Volunteer Baseball Coach for Shoals High School, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, and took great pride in maintaining Harding Diamond at Shoals High School.

He is survived by his wife, January Roush of Shoals; two sons, Dalton Jay Roush and Carter Daniel Lee Roush; his parents, Jennifer and Richard Martin of Port Charlotte, Florida; one sister, Heather May of Bedford; and his grandfather, Bob Bass of Sarasota, Florida. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Geneva Bass.

Funeral services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Shoals United Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 15th from 3:00 – 9:00 PM at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to The Harding Diamond through the Community Foundation. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Rudy and Marilyn Davis

He held her hand through 55 years of marriage and waited for her at Heaven’s Gate….

Chief Warrant Officer Rudy E. and Marilyn A. Davis were married on September 16, 1956. They were married for 55 years until Rudy’s passing on January 11, 2012 in Tampa, FL.  He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.  He was 83.  Rudy was born in Henderson, KY on October 18, 1928 to Richard Davis and Margaret (Utley) Davis.  He was a graduate of Bedford High School.  He joined the Indiana National Guard following high school where he retired after 38 years of service.  Rudy and Marilyn were married in and members of the Bedford First Christian Church where Rudy served as a deacon.

On March 2, 2019, 7 years following Rudy’s passing, Marilyn A. Davis passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour, IN.  She was 82.  She was a loving wife and mother of four children.  Marilyn was born in Bedford, IN on November 10, 1936 to Homer Grubb and Pearl (Collins) Grubb.  Marilyn was a graduate of Bedford High School and worked as an administrative assistant for the Superintendent of the Bedford School System.  Following their retirement, Rudy and Marilyn enjoyed living in Florida and traveling with friends.

They are survived by their four children, Dianne Klaes (Dr. Chris Klaes) Brownstown , IN, Tracie Scott Sexson (Dr. Steve Sexson) Fishers IN, Col. Kevin Davis (Lisa) Danville, IN, and Karen Spell (Brian) Simpsonville, SC; seven grandchildren, Dr. Katie Klaes, Dr. Carly Klaes (fiance, Dr. Michael Taylor), John Scott IV (Emily), Jennifer Scott, Jarred Scott, Jackson Davis and Sloan Spell;one great-grandchild, Jack Scott. Marilyn is also survived by two brothers, Homer Grubb, Jr. and Robert Grubb, both of Bedford.

Per their request, there will not be a funeral.  A private memorial will be held at a later date.  Their cremains will be honored and laid to rest at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, IN.  Arrangements were made through Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre in Seymour, Indiana.

Philip Asbury

Philip Daniel Asbury, 67, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Knott Cemetery.

Elizabeth Stultz

Elizabeth C. Stultz, 88, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Billy Lagle

Billy Lee Lagle, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 14, 2019

Brenda McVey

Brenda (Pounds) McVey, 59, of Bedford, died Thursday. Celebration of Life is 1 p.m. today at Chapel Hill House of Prayer in Heltonville. Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

April 13, 2019

Rosemary Kridelbaugh

Feb. 24, 1935 — April 09, 2019

Rosemary (Utterback) Kridelbaugh (aka Rosie), 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1935, in Martinsburg, Iowa, to her parents Oliver and Vera (Seba) Utterback. She grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa, where she graduated high school and met the love of her life, Leon Kridelbaugh. They were married on Sept. 5, 1954.

After high school, Rosemary worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Ottumwa, and, after getting married, transferred to Ames, Iowa, where she helped finance her husband through college. When he graduated, she managed the household and raised three boys, while following her husband throughout his forestry career. This led them through Remer, Minn., Eagle River, Wisc., Milwaukee, Wisc., Bedford, Ind., and finally to Rolla, Mo.

When the kids were grown, Rosemary worked a full career for the Missouri Division of Employment Security, retiring as a claims examiner after 17 years of service. She also worked in her husband’s stone-carving booth at the Silver Dollar City craft festival in Branson, Mo. for 17 seasons.

Rosemary loved traveling and always lived life on the go, from tapping her toes at bluegrass music festivals to cheering on her favorite Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt (No. 3). She and Leon also kicked up their heels as members of the Duck N’ Dive Square Dance Club in Rolla for over 25 years, dancing in several national conventions.

Wherever Rosemary lived and traveled, she made lifelong friends, as well as some furry ones during her time as a volunteer with a local Friends of the Animals group. She also was a member of the Red Hat Mad Hatters social club.

Rosemary will be forever missed by her many friends and surviving family that include her husband of sixty-four years, Leon Kridelbaugh of Rolla; a brother, Norman Utterback of Lincoln, Neb.; three sons, Alan and wife Shearry of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Brian of Rolla, and Curt and wife Cathy of Doolittle, Mo.; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends was held Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00AM until service time at 1:00PM at Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri. The funeral service was held at 1:00PM Friday at Greentree Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the City of Rolla Animal Shelter. All arrangements are under James and Gahr Mortuary. For online condolences please visit www.jamesgahrmortuary.com

April 12, 2019

Brenda McVay

Brenda (Pounds) McVay, 59, of Bedford, died Thursday. Service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Community Church in Bedford. Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

April 11, 2019

Scotty Norman

Sept. 13, 1953 — April 09, 2019

Scotty R. “Scott” Norman, 65, of Bedford, died at 3:28 am on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born September 1, 1953 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Verden A. and Hazel P. (Ramsay) Norman. He married Cheryl Crane on September 13, 1975 and she survives. He was a Journeyman Mold Maker for D & M Tool and retired from Crane as an Engineering Technician. He was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church where he served as an Elder and was a member of the White River Bowhunters.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl, of Bedford; three sons, Joshua Norman, of Bedford, Matthew Norman and wife, Eli, stationed at NPTU Charleston, SC, and Samuel Norman and wife, Heather, of Springville; seven grandchildren; a brother, Phil Norman and wife, Wanda, of Terre Haute; several nieces and nephews; life-long friends, Cecil Miller family. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 13th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Pastor Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, April 13th at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussin Road, Radnor, PA 19087. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ryan Tuddy

March 22, 2000 — April 09, 2019

Ryan Lee Robert Tuddy, 19, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at his residence.

Born March 22, 2000, in Orange County, he was the son of Ryan Wayne Tuddy and Alisha Dawn (McCormick) Montgomery. He was employed at Fibertech, Inc. and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. He loved Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Alisha and Jon Montgomery of Huron; father, Ryan Tuddy of Orleans; siblings, Kylan Montgomery of Huron, Mya Montgomery of Huron, and Liam Tuddy of Paoli; and grandparents, Sandi and Dudley Wykoff of Mitchell and Offie Tuddy of Paoli. His grandfathers, Ronnie Tuddy and Bob McCormick, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Brother Jim Valentine and Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Dinner will follow the service at Tulip Street Christian Church. Memorial Gifts: Heaven Nevaeh Healing Center, 67 Valley Mission Lane, Bedford, IN 47421 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Austina Marshall

Austina Lynn (Taylor) Marshall, 61, of Bedford, died Thursday. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 10, 2019

Carolyn East

Aug. 26, 1942 — March 31, 2019

Carolyn East 76, passed away on March 31, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford IN.

She was born August 26, 1942 in Lawrence County, the daughter of James and Thelma (Mayfield) East. Carolyn was a very loving daughter, sister and aunt. She loved her brothers and sisters and she was a very kind-hearted aunt. She gave hope and helped one of her nieces, Terrie get a degree from Indiana University and another niece, Linda get a job at Crane. She was always helping her family and she only spoke highly of her nieces and nephews. She is going to be deeply missed by her family and friends. She graduated from Bedford High school in 1960. She worked for the State of California in Sacramento as an accountant and retired from United States Government at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane IN 1996.

Surviving are three brothers, Carl East, Cecil East and Terry East; and two sisters, Ruby East and Opal Lee Beltran; and many nieces and nephews, Gary, Regina, Frank Darrell, Ed, Alan, Tim, Steve, Pat, Mary Anne, Karen, Linda, Margaret Rose, Desiree, Terrie, Jackie, Tonya, Cheryl, Susan, Becky, Michael, and Nyokia. She was preceded in death by her parents, James East & Thelma (Mayfield) East; her three brothers, James East, Frank East and Rufus Marion East; her two sisters, Sally Root Ollis, Etta Jean East; niece, Thereasa Gail East.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 P.M. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Donald Toborg

May 31, 1937 — April 01, 2019

Donald F. Toborg, 81, of Bedford, passed away on April 1, 2019, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 31, 1937 in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Fredrick Toborg and Lucille (Robbins) Toborg. He married Vicky Myers and she survives. He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. Donald was a US Navy Hospital Corpsman and retired from RCA in Bloomington. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist.

Surviving are his wife, Vicky of Bedford; three daughters, Donetta (Robert Jan) Tomlinson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Darlene Toborg, of Bedford, IN, and Deneen (Cris) Burkhart, Cedar Creek, TX; two sons, Daniel (fiance Misty Wiley) Toborg, of Bedford, and Darrell (Danyelle) Toborg, of Muncie, IN; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister, Shirley Murphy, of Illinois; and brother Jerry Toborg, of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of life will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1730 H Street, Bedford . Family and friends are welcome to an 11:30 A.M. luncheon at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Audie Hodges

Audie (Hall) Hodges, 98, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Bedford, died Dec. 15. Celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Erie United Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Harold Hodges

Harold F. Hodges, 99, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Bedford, died Dec. 28. Celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Erie United Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Scott Norman

Scott R. “Scotty” Norman, 65, of Bedford, died Sept. 1. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bartlettsville Christian Church.

April 09, 2019

Reva Phillips

Dec. 21, 1934 — April 03, 2019

Reva June (Shelton) Phillips, 84, of Bedford, died at 3:14 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Born December 21, 1934 in Brownstown, IN, she was the daughter of Mead and Annabell (England) Shelton. She married Marlin Dean Phillips and he preceded her in death.  She was the owner of the Dairy Bar and Phillips 66 gas station in Medora.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include four daughters, Ginger East and husband, Martin, of Bedford, Vicky Phillips and partner, Cindy Yager, of Westford, VT, Tammy Sue McPike and husband, Jeffrey, and Cathy Ann Smith and husband, Terry, all of Medora; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Dean Phillips; and one son, Roger Dean Phillips.

Private family services were held at 10:00 am on Monday, April 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ryan East officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Darlene May

March 04, 1942 — April 07, 2019

Darlene Mae May, 77, of Bedford, died at 6:33 am on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 4, 1942 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Samual H. and Dorothy F. (Cummings) Hatfield. She married Marvel May on March 22, 1974 and he survives. She retired as an assembly line worker from RCA. She attended the Burgoon Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Marvel, of Bedford; children, Curtis E. Pruett, Sr. and wife, Ruby, of Bloomington, Cathy G. Godsey and husband, Ray, Randy S. Pruett and wife, Ann, all of Bedford, Tim J. Pruett and wife, Amber, of Bloomington; two step-sons, Brion May and wife, Mindy, Brent May and wife, Nikki, all of Fayetteville; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; siblings, Darnell Holsapple and husband, Mike, of Williams, JoEllen Stevens and husband, Tom, of Oolitic, Gregory Hatfield, of Bedford, Rick Hatfield and wife, Gala, of Mitchell, and Jill Beaver, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, April 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Harold Godsey and Rev. Curtis Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 11th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, April 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Gary Smith

Gary Curtis Smith, 71, of Orleans, died Sunday. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Georgia Terrell

Georgia (Crays) Terrell, 86, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Huron Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 08, 2019

Pauline Baker

April 29, 1929 — April 05, 2019

Pauline V. Baker, 89, of Bedford, died at 2:46 pm on Friday, April 5, 2019 at White River Lodge.

Born April 29, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary (Bellottti) Delpha. Pauline worked for 3D, and later retired as a sales clerk at Big Lots. She had previously attended Mount Pleasant Christian Church. She married Harold W. Baker on November 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death on June 8, 2018.

Pauline is survived by four children, Linda (Stephen) Grider of Springville, Janet (Daniel) Walls and Tracy (Sherry) Baker, both of Bedford, Michelle (Scott) Land of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kevin (Chris Chapman) Walls, Stephen (Tina) Grider, Jr., James Grider, Danielle (Darin) Fish, Bradley (Kelly) Baker, Tim (Andrea) Baker, Aaron (Amy) Land, Amy (Adam) Smith-Kinser; eighteen great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Delpha of Bargersville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and eleven siblings, James, Harry, Louis, John, Robert, William, Mary Ellen, and Paul Delpha (her twin brother), Margie Christenberry, Mabel Lewis, and Ilene Wintergerst.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Linda Wagner

April 27, 1951 — Jan. 23, 2019

Linda Wagner, 67, of Bloomington, died at 4:05 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Bloomington Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 27, 1951 in Paoli, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Magel (Wilfong) Walls.

Survivors include three sisters, Rita Slinkard, of Bedford, Susan Hunt and husband, Clyde, and Mary Walls, all of Paoli; two brothers, Ronnie Walls of Paoli and Rev. Dan Turpin of Englewood, FL; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Cheri Walls and Brenda Turpin; and a brother, David Walls.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 10th at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Dan Turpin officiating. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Robert Wykoff

Nov. 25, 1930 — April 07, 2019

Robert Neil Wykoff, Sr., (88), Bedford, Indiana, went to be with the Lord, with family present, at I.U. Hospice House, Bloomington, Indiana, Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Bob was born November 25, 1930 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Dudley E. Wykoff, Sr and Avis L. (Taylor) Wykoff.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Amvets and The Forty and Eight.  He was a Navy Veteran that served on the U.S.S. Vogelsang.

Survivors include three children Grace L. Flynn Springville, Indiana, Beth A. (Tim) Buente Fort Branch, Indiana, and Robert N. (Susan) Wykoff, Jr. Bedford, Indiana; sisters-in-law Doris, Ellen and Sally Wykoff; a brother Roger S. Wykoff; and a sister Sue E. Wykoff, both Bedford, Indiana. There are eleven grandchildren, Heidi, Luke (Alicia), Michael and Emily Flynn, Justin, Jared (Joni) and John (Tia) Canfield, Stacie (Tyler) Deckard and Samantha (Clint) Kerr, Josh Buente, Robin (Jonathon) Siebe and Brandi Wykoff. There are twenty-two great-grandchildren Fletcher, Grady and Harvey Fly, Austin Pemberton, Taylor, Ian and Cooper Canfield. Mason, Macrae and Maibree King, Olivia Newlin and Maxen Deckard, Elodie Canfield, Caitlyn Menna, Dasen and Brexten Kerr, Brayleigh and Vincent Canfield, Eden and Ezra Jane Siebe, Hayden and Carson Puckett. He was preceded by both parents; son-in-law William G. (Bill) Flynn; grandchildren Chad Caylor Flynn and Cade Alexander Puckett; four brothers Dudley, Don, Tom and Jon Wykoff; and three sisters Edna Berry, Carole (Walter) Scroggins, and Mary (Charles) Robbins.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. The funeral will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 818 18th Street, Bedford, Indiana, with Pastor Bruce Ervin officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post #33 at the graveside.

April 07, 2019

Elizabeth Cameron

Feb. 27, 1933 — April 05, 2019

Elizabeth “Betty” Cameron, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born February 27, 1933, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert and Thelma (Swigler) Shaff. She married Dick Cameron on July 25, 1953 and he survives. Betty was a graduate of Tunnelton High School. She was a member of the Fairview Community Church. She retired from St. Vincent de Paul School after 27 years where she worked as a Teacher’s Aide.

Surviving are her husband, Dick, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Josh Cameron and Errin Cameron; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Alice Mattox; sister-in-law, Judy Shaff and Janice Shaff; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Greg Cameron and Rick Cameron Jr.; one brother, Robert Shall Jr.; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Mattox; and her stepmother, Grace Elizabeth who raised her and her siblings as her own.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour Monday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Pauline Baker

Pauline V. Baker, 89, of Bedford, died Friday.  Visitation is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.  Service is 3 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

April 06, 2019

Jeffrey Lewis

Aug. 04, 1955 — April 03, 2019

Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Lewis, 63, of Orleans, died at 8:15 am on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 4, 1955 in Bedford, he was the son of Wilbur and Mabel (Delpha) Lewis. He was an inspector at Commonwealth Engineering. He was a twenty-six year member of the Oolitic Fire Department where he had served as the past chief. He had worked many years for the town of Oolitic in various roles.

Survivors include two sons, Jason Scott Lewis and wife, Angie, of Bedford, Christopher Lewis, of Oolitic; grandchildren, Emily Miller, Jacey Lewis. Gary Lewis, Melissa Lewis, Sadie Sasser, and Jarod Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Reese Scott Payton and Elijah Travis Lewis; one brother, Phillip Lewis and wife, Trish, of Mitchell; three nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, April 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the town and community of Orleans, Commonwealth Engineering and Infrastructure Systems, Inc. for the love, support and care shown during Jeff’s illness. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Norma Bartlett

June 17, 1925 — April 05, 2019

Norma Bartlett, 93, of Bedford, passed away at her home on Friday, April 05, 2019 with her family by her side.

Born June 17, 1925 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Shirley and Pearl (Kirk) Sharr. She married Teddy Bartlett on January 9, 1945 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2004. Norma worked at RCA during WW II in the Secret Room.   She then took the role as homemaker, mother, grandmother, and partner on the family farm. She was especially proud of her baby chicks which she raised and sold eggs.   Some years she would raise over 300.   Norma was an active member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church where she taught Sunday School over forty years.   She enjoyed singing and sang with various groups at church.   Norma kept her memories in diaries since 1941, leaving her family with a rich history of not only family events but world happenings.

Norma is survived by a son, Jack Bartlett and wife, Kay; two daughters, Donna Fish and husband, David, Betsy Robertson and husband, Jerry, all of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Kelly (Mike) Wright, Lori (Jamie) Cummings, Amanda (Erik) Turner, Jaclyn (Brett) Thomas, Darin (Danielle) Fish, Kortni Fish, Jamie (Tevin) Norman, and Joni (Nathan) Combs; 17 great-grandchildren, Peyton Wright, Ryan Wright, Emily Wright, Morgan (Katie) Cummings, Lexie (Mark) Hudelson, McKaylin Turner, Eathan Turner, Evan Turner, Tobin Thomas, Jax Thomas, Caden Fish, Audri Fish, Maeve Uhlman, Taylor Norman, Karsyn Norman, Kahn Combs and Ridley Combs; one sister, Ruby Cracraft and husband. Willard, of Bedford; one brother, Bob Sharr, of Oolitic; a brother-in-law, Joe Bartlett and wife, Madan, of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great grandson, Brady Wright; two brothers, Jim and Harold Sharr; two sisters, Bernice Ritter and Barbara Bartlett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday. April 8th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Pastors Tim Day, Larry Ritter and Taylor Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, April 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, April 8th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Norman Ownbey

Jan. 04, 1923 — April 02, 2019

Norman Burdell “Mr. Bee” Ownbey went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on April 2, 2019, at Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford.

He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Grant Park, Illinois, to Ella Winona Fulleton Ownbey and Jesse Bouden “JB” Ownbey. Mr. Bee grew up in Goodland and graduated from high school there in 1941. He married Edythe Muir in 1943 and three children were born to this marriage. He married Carol Kleist Newsom in March of 1980. He loved photography and was nurtured by a high school teacher and took pictures his whole life. Before making photography his life’s work, he worked for Arbor Acres Poultry Farm and Peterson Breeding Farm, He became a full time photographer when he joined Interstate Studios taking thousands of school pictures over the years. He also did wedding photography and portraits. Mr. Bee was involved in several mission trips to the Caribbean area. He was also a HAM radio enthusiast with the call WA9BOE. He enjoyed going to HAM Fest and yard sales.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Ivan Lowell “Shorty” Ownbey. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a daughter, Linda Smith (Barry) of Odessa, Texas; a son. Randall “Randy” of Rensselaer, a daughter, Karen Fallowfield (Ron) of Poseyville; six grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Smith and Gregory Smith of Texas. Rebecca Shephard (Rodney), Jeremy Brock (Jennifer), Sara Hite (Michael) and Joshua Brock (Melanie); 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson, Hudson, all of Indiana; and one nephew.

We wish to thank the nurses and staff at Westview Nursing and Rehab for their loving care of Mr. Bee and his wife, Mrs. Bee. He had a wonderful sense of humor. We will always remember his quick wit and wonderful smile. He will be lovingly missed by us all. The family will be having a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donations in his memory to Alzheimer’s Research or IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

April 05, 2019

Nancy Holt

Oct. 26, 1942 — April 03, 2019

Nancy A. (Davis) Holt, 76, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born October 26, 1942, in Evansville, she was the daughter of George Herman and Violet Mae (Grunden) Davis. She married Virgil Omer Holt, Jr. June 23, 2012. Nancy retired from Otis Elevator and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1960. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Nancy loved horses and being with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil Holt, Jr. of Mitchell; children, Lenna Brock of Mitchell, Leisha Terrell of Paoli, Jolynn Wade of Mitchell, and Chad Ley of Madison; stepchildren, Kerrie Bell of Paoli, Tamara Black of Syracuse, Mary Beth Sites of Mitchell, Jonathon Holt of Florida, Brandy Jones of New Albany, Micah Holt of Evansville, Sarah Liquet of Florida, Hannah Aguilar of Florida and Zachariah Holt of Florida; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and siblings, Roger Davis of Mitchell, Daniel Davis of Mitchell, and Diane Davis of Mitchell.
Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Patricia Lewis

Feb. 25, 1931 — April 04, 2019

Patricia “Pat” A. Lewis, 88, of Columbus passed from this life on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:10 A.M. at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital.

Born on February 25, 1931 in Bedford, Indiana, the daughter of William Fiddler and Mary Louise Pace Dalton. On June 25, 1949 she married Joseph R. Lewis. Mrs. Lewis retired from the State Board of Health where she was a registered nurse and had previously worked at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was a member of Garden City Church of Christ, Order of the Eastern Star and the Retired Nurses Association. She was very active in her church where she and her husband taught in the Cherub church, she served on the Silver Oaks board, and she loved flowers, flower gardening and being a Christian clown.

Survivors include her children, Joe Randy Lewis II of Columbus and Sherri Armuth of Indianapolis; one grandson, Charles R. Armuth; sisters, Kathleen Milburn of Indianapolis, Shirley (Paul) Sewell of Arizona, Karen Garrity of Columbus, Janet Baker of Mississippi, Linda (Bill) James of Mississippi, and Carol (Mike) Porter of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on August 14, 2001; and a brother, Jack Dalton.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:30 A.M. at Garden City Church of Christ with Brian Gilroy and Virgil Clotfelter officiating.  Family and friends may call from 9:30 A.M. to time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Hemophilia Foundation. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Lewis family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Samuel Caswell

March 18, 1927 — April 02, 2019

Samuel Boyd Caswell, 92, of Springville, passed away on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 18, 1927, in Grayson County, Kentucky, he was the son of Bert Sr. and Sarah “Sallie” (Webb) Caswell. He married Emma Catherine Peters in 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1982. Samuel retired from Crane and worked on his family farm. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge American Patriot #750, Oolitic.

Surviving are his children, Samuel R. Caswell, John B. (Melody) Caswell, Dale D. (Penny) Caswell, and Joe A. Caswell; eighteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Wilma Hern, Anna Francis Carter and Virginia Sue Funkhouser; brothers, Bert H. Caswell Jr., Jerry Caswell, Oral Thomas Caswell, and Bobby L. Caswell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two grandchildren, John D. and Travis Caswell; and siblings, Elsie Sego, Ida Bell Stack, Marjorie Redman, Gilbert Caswell, and two in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. 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.

Norma Bartlett

Norma Bartlett, 93, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Carolyn East

Carolyn East, 76, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. April 12 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. April 13 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

April 04, 2019

Patricia Harris

July 27, 1937 — April 02, 2019

Patricia Sue (Winkler) (Kimble) Harris, 81, of Greenwood, passed away at 6:42 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Community Hospital – South in Indianapolis, IN.

She was born on July 27, 1937 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of Gerald and Kathleen (Sheeks) Winkler. She first married Charles Kimble on July 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 1992. She married Edward Ray Harris of Greenwood on March 2, 2002 and he survives. She worked at Essex in Orleans for several years and worked at Hampton’s Market in Greenwood (where she reunited with Ray and later married). She was very involved with the Little League District 12. She graduated from Mitchell High School class of 1955. She was a member of the Orleans First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband; eight children, Kimberly Kimble of Greenwood, Scott (Kim) Kimble of Joshua, TX, Julie (David) Werline of Orleans, Chuck (Donna) Kimble of Paoli, David (Becky) Harris of Greenwood, Rhea-Dawn (Douglas) Bohall of Elwood, IN, Jeff (Lisa) Harris of Lexington, KY and Julie (Greg) Turley of Greenwood; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty- three great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and one brother, Herald Winkler of Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; one brother; and one sister.

The funeral will be on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Rev. Douglas Bohall officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Christian Church Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little League District 12. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Claudia Harding

Dec. 20, 1948 — April 01, 2019

Claudia Kae Harding, 70, of Bedford, died at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis on Monday, April 1st.

Born on December 20, 1948, she was the daughter of Alice and Guy Claude Heim. She married John Russell Harding on August 30, 1968 and he survives. She was an administrative assistant at NSWC and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford.

She is survived by her husband John, of Bedford; two sons, Matthew Harding and wife BreOnna, of Bedford and Jason Harding and wife Kylee, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Chloe, Isabelle, Eliza, Hayden, and Holten Harding. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, April 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hudelson officiating. Visitation will be from 3 pm until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ronald Conner

Feb. 19, 1955 — April 01, 2019

Ronald “Ron” Edward Conner, 64, of Bedford, passed away at 10:05 A.M. on April 1, 2019, at his residence.

Born February 19, 1955 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ralph and Gerri (Pender) Conner. Ronald was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence Class of 1973. He retired from Casey’s General Store in 2012.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelina (Aaron) Stuckwisch; two grandsons, Aaron and Colin; granddaughter, Madison.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his dog, Jade.

Funeral service will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11 A.M. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until the service hour at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Hubert Bough

Hubert Alonzo Bough, 84, of Skyline, AL, died Jan. 31. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Chapel Cemetery. A gathering will follow at Pappa’s Restaurant in Bedford. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Norman Ownbey

Norman “Mr. Bee” Ownbey, 96, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Indiana University Anatomical Research.

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Scott Lewis, 63, of Orleans, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

April 03, 2019

Donald Toborg

Donald Toborg, 81, of Bedford, died Monday. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Samuel Caswell

Samuel Boyd Caswell, 92, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Claudia Harding

Claudia Kae Harding, 70, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ronald Conner

Ronald Edward Conner, 64, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

April 02, 2019

Tammy Waldridge

Dec. 10, 1966 — March 29, 2019

Tammy M. Waldridge, 52, of Taswell, died March 29 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Services in Jasper.

She was born Dec. 3, 1966, in Paoli, to Linda Mae (Cox) Waldridge and the late Charles Eugene Waldridge. She was a home health aide.

She is survived by her mother, Linda M. Waldridge of Mitchell; sons, Kevin Harr or Corydon and Terry Adkins of Taswell; sisters, Debra Bloecher of Orleans, Dee Johnson of Valeene and Dawn Johnson of Seymour; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Brown Funeral Home in Milltown with Brother Chad Stroud officiating. Burial will be in Taswell Cemetery.

Ronald Conner

Ronald E. Conner, 64, of Brownstown, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Donald Toborg

Donald Toborg, 81, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Kathy George

Kathy (Drake) George, 56, of Bloomington, died Saturday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Mundell Christian Church. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 01, 2019

Terry Taylor

Oct. 10, 1947 — March 30, 2019

Terry Lee Taylor, 71, passed away Saturday morning, March 30, 2019, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 10, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of William and Ruth Evelyn (Starr) Taylor. He married Marilyn “Susie” Terry and she preceded him in death January 3, 2017.  Terry retired as a dispatcher for Mitchell Police Department and was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel. He enjoyed antiques, especially antique trains.

Survivors include his sons, Terry Lee Rothwell of Carlisle, Kentucky, Marc Taylor of Greenwood, Mississippi, Billy Taylor of Mitchell; stepson, Tim Albertson of Mitchell; siblings, T.K. Taylor of Sacramento, California, Mary Beth Smith of Hardinsburg, and Kim Henderson of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Tiffany Shackleford, Lori Hunt, Tyler Rothwell, Terry Taylor and Anthony Conrad; and seven great grandchildren. His parents; wife; and sister, Margaret Cadel, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell and Morris Chastain officiating. Burial will be Lawrenceport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Daniel Gipe

July 10, 1931 — March 30, 2019

Daniel Adam Gipe, 87, of Brownsburg, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Brownsburg Meadows in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Born July 10, 1931, in Columbia City, IN, he was the son of Henry Jake and Alma I. (Spaw) Gipe. He married Marilyn J. Brooking on August 23, 1955 and she survives.  Dan was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1949. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Combat Construction Engineer in the 43rd Infantry division, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33; lifetime member of the NRA; Bedford Lions Club for 47 years; the Salvation Army Board; the White River Humane Society; IBEW for 45 years; and a member of the Limestone Cowboys. Dan attended Donica Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Gipe, of Brownsburg; two sons, Tim Gipe, of Mt. Vernon, IN, and Jon (Debbie) Gipe, of Bedford; one daughter, Lynn (Gary) Jump, of Brownsburg; three grandchildren, Jordan (Brittany) Gipe, Matt Jump and Kasey (Jeremy) Rouse; great grandchild, Xander Rouse; one sister, Joan Sherfick, of Boise, ID; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Juanita Miller, Ada Harbstreit, Audra Stevenson and Eleanor Herman.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Rev. Jeremy Rouse officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 3-7 P.M. Tuesday and from noon until the service hour on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Carolyn East

Carolyn M. East, 76, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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