Obituaries — April 2020

April 30, 2020

Jason L. Blackwell

May 05, 1981 — April 25, 2020

Jason L. Blackwell age 38 of Bedford passed away on Saturday April 25, 2020 in Perry County, Indiana.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 5, 1981 to Lorna (Blackwell) Lloyd and Ronnie Lloyd. Jason worked as a landscaper.

He is survived by his mother, Lorna Lloyd of Bedford, his children, Audrey Lloyd, Gracie Lloyd, Jason Lloyd all of Bedford, and Nevaeh Clouse of Bloomington, two brothers, Jeremy Blackwell of Bloomington and Benjamin Koch of Bloomington, forever in his soul, Tim Cowden of Bloomington, several aunts and uncles and cousins

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Lloyd, grandparents, Lloyd and Wanda Blackwell, uncle Dennis Blackwell

Cremation with no services was chosen

Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements

MaryLou (Davidson) Robbins

May 06, 1957 — April 27, 2020

MaryLou (Davidson) Robbins, 62, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at her residence.

Born May 6, 1957, in Hazard, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Elliott Davidson and Betty Lou (White) Combs. She married Harold A. Robbins Aug. 31, 1984, and he preceded her in death Feb. 24, 2011.

MaryLou was a licensed registered nurse and a member of First Church of God in Chavies, Kentucky. MaryLou was a past member of American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary.

Survivors include her children, Douglas Robbins of Gays Creek, Kentucky, Dixie (Chris) Webb of Mitchell, Dorrie (Bobby Johnson) Robbins of Altro, Kentucky, Derrick (Kimmy Walton) Robbins of Bedford, Devan Robbins of Louisville, Kentucky, and Angela Robbins of Gays Creek, Kentucky; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Robin (Robert) Clutter of Dayton, Ohio, Robert (Mindy) Combs of Altro, Kentucky, Patricia (David) Combs of Altro, Kentucky, Melinda Jones of Dayton, Ohio, and George Davis of Kentucky.

Her parents; stepfather, Robert Combs; husband; and brother, Phillip Combs, preceded her in death.

A private family graveside service will be Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Brian Bridges officiating.

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

Mary J. Rosenberger

June 21, 1925 — April 25, 2020

Mary Jeanette Wykoff Rosenberger, 94, passed away April 25, 2020.

She was born on June 21, 1925, in Bedford, as the daughter of Wilmer and Ruth Wykoff.

After high school Jeanette moved to Indianapolis to start her life with her late husband, James Edward (Jim) Rosenberger. She was mother to three children, Robert “Bob” (wife Karen), Alan (wife Margaret) and Sally (husband Chris); five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She worked and retired from Wavetek where she was a production supervisor. She loved to read, take long walks, and after retirement rekindled a love for art and painting, which she became quite good at. She loved to travel and spoke fondly of various trips she took to new and exotic places.

She was very active in her church, supporting missionaries, ladies’ activities and various other activities, until her health concerns kept her from participating. She will truly be missed by those whose lives she touched.

Family will be holding private services at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Michael Feiock

Michael Feiock, 63, of Paoli, died Monday, April 27.  Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

April 29, 2020

Mavis (Hardwick) Lee

Aug. 06, 1921 — April 28, 2020

Mavis Lee, 98, of Bedford, passed away at 2:38 am on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born August 6, 1921 in Martin Co., she was the daughter of William Thomas and Melinda (Davis) Hardwick. She married Freeman W. Lee on June 20, 1939 and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2004. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1939 and had been a member of the First Church of God since she was 10 years old. She was a homemaker and had taught Sunday School for thirty years.

Survivors include five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren and three great great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Freeman W. Lee, Jr.; six brothers and their wives, Melvin Hardwick and wife, Nettie, Robert Leslie Hardwick and wife, Emma, Herbert Hardwick and wife, Edith, Dora Hardwick and wife, Ruth, Woodrow Hardwick and wife, Ruth, and Roscoe Hardwick (in infancy); six sisters and their husbands, Martha Cultice and husband, Bill, Nora Hardwick, Gladys Tomey and husband, Olin, Avis Pace and husband, Roy, Anna Pearl Woodard and husband, Fred, and Ela Pavey and husband, Jim.

Private graveside services will be at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 2nd at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Travis Inman officiating.

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

William Gene Huffman

July 26, 1936 — April 26, 2020

William Gene Huffman, 83, of Bedford passed away Sunday, April 26, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

He was born July 26, 1936, in Glezen in Pike County IN to Murl and Grace (Kinman) Huffman . On October 22, 1959, he married Alice Mitchelene (Tolbert) Huffman, who survives.

Huffman served in the U.S. Army and the Indiana National Guard.

He earned his BS in education from Oakland City University and an MS from Indiana University. For three years, he taught math and physics at Winslow High School and then taught senior math courses at Mitchell High School from 1960—1970. From 1970—1974 William was counselor at Shawswick and Tunnelton High Schools for North Lawrence Community Schools. At Bedford-North Lawrence High School, He was a counselor at its beginning in 1974 and was Director of Guidance until retirement in 1991.

William was an active member of the Bedford Seventh-day Adventist Church and loved his church family. He also loved playing dulcimer and guitar at church and as a member of dulcimer groups in Mitchell and in Bedford.

William loved woodworking, doing construction, and making furniture, including making a grandfather clock from a local cherry tree.

Survivors are his two sons of whom he was so proud: Marcus Keith (Meg) Huffman of Bedford and Michael Kent (Lorrie) Huffman of Bloomington; grandchildren: John Huffman of Mitchell, Allen Huffman of Bedford, and Cierra Huffman, Joshua Grubb and Alison Grubb (Zoul) Ballman all of Bloomington; eleven great grandchildren; one brother: Steven (Janet) Huffman of Bedford; and four nieces.

Family services will be held graveside Friday, May 1, at 3:00 at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 2394 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

Memorial donations may be made to Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Bedford 47421

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

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

Bonnie (Limeberry) Eager

Feb. 25, 1923 — April 28, 2020

Bonnie (Limeberry) Eager, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born Feb. 25, 1923, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Cecil and Elna (Herthel) Limeberry. She married Floyd “Bus” Eager Nov. 7, 1942, and he preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1987.

Bonnie had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing, Cortron, and retired from Essex International. She was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church. Bonnie was a wonderful cook and enjoyed crocheting and fishing.

Survivors include her son, Gary Linn (Susan) Eager of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Eager of Mitchell; special friend, Don Nolan of Mitchell; sister, Betty Meadows of Mitchell; grandchildren, Gary G. Eager, Marty Eager, Kathy (Carl) Shumpert and Jonathan (Cindi) Eager; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Mahan, Alex Mahan, Jackson Eager, Sophia Eager, Lisa Eager, Ashley (Cody) Heck, Dylan Lynch and Collin Riddle; and great-great-grandchildren, Prince Shumpert, Pryce Shumpert and Ryder William.

Her father; mother and step father, Elna and Chase Burris; husband; son, Michael Eugene Eager; granddaughter, Amy Mahan; and siblings, Vivian Godfrey, Alberta Chenault, Lela Howell and infant twins, Norma and Norman, preceded her in death.

Graveside service was Wednesday, April 29, at Mitchell Cemetery. Pastor Roger Allen officiated. A celebration of life will be at a later date.

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

O. Elsworth “Elzy” Sipes

March 04, 1936 — April 27, 2020

O. Elsworth “Elzy” Sipes, 84, of Rocky Ford Road, died at 12:58 a.m. April 27, 2020, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Elzy was born March 4, 1936, in Silverville, Indiana, the son of Merlin Gilbert and Martha Taylor Sipes. He married Sherry Williams October 23, 1954.

He was a member of 25th Street Church of Christ. In 1995, after 40 years of service, Elzy retired from Arvin Industries and his position as a supervisor of the Tech Center. After retirement he worked at the Bartholomew County Library for 17 years.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, at Mount Olive Cemetery, Williams, Indiana, with Jim Atkins officiating. Interment will follow the service. Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Columbus Animal Care Service in memory of Elzy.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Sipes; son, Jeffrey (Linda Maynard) Sipes of Columbus; daughter, Julie (Ed) Prince of Hoopston, Illinois; brother, Larry (Judy) Sipes of Bedford; grandchildren, Cristin Prince, Dakota prince and Jennifer (Joe) Pagan; and great-grandchildren, Jayden Pagan, Olivia Pagan and Joe Pagan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ronald Sipes and a sister, Joan Kubina.

You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the funeral home website www.jewellrittman.com

Philip Copeland

Aug. 26, 1935 — April 27, 2020

Philip Copeland, 84, of Paoli, Indiana passed away Monday April 27, 2020.

He was born in Paoli, Indiana on August 26, 1935 to James H. and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham Copeland. Philip married Sally Mitchell and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Eric Copeland, grandchildren Triston Copeland and Kye Dabney, sister Karen, and wife Regina Copeland.

Philip attended Paoli Nazarene Church. He was a member of Teamsters Local 716 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He worked many years for Pacific International Express and Paoli Walmart. Philip enjoyed fishing and spending time with family.

Survivors include his Spouse: Sally Copeland of Paoli, Indiana, Sons: Todd (Kerrie)Copeland of Paoli, Indiana, Chad Copeland of Paoli, Indiana, Kelly Warren of Vincennes, Indiana, Daughters: Angie Copeland Blythe of Paoli, Indiana, Garland Copeland Eubank of Paoli, Indiana, Sarah (Matt) Gilmore of Bedford, Indiana, Brother: Ronnie (Nancy) Copeland of Indianapolis, Indiana, and 9-Grandchildren and 12-Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral services for Philip have been limited to private family only. Interment will be at Paoli Community Cemetery. Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Chris Lindley will officiate

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Orange County Humane Society.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

Julius Dale Dailey

Sept. 17, 1932 — April 26, 2020

Julius Dale Dailey, 87, of Paoli, Indiana passed away Sunday April 26, 2020 at Paoli Health & Living.

He was born in Paoli, Indiana on September 17, 1932 to Herschel and Holda Lane Dailey. He married Dorothy Ellen Young on December 24, 1958 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Banks, Bryce, and Robert, an infant; sisters Roxie Minton, Leona Collins, Lucille Johnson, and Jean Ferguson.

Jude (J.D.) was a US Army Veteran.

He owned/operated his own business, Dailey Upholstery Shop, in Paoli for many years. Julius enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs, fishing, boating, eating out, and playing tennis.

Best of all, in the summer of 2019, Jude accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Survivors include his Nephews: Connie Minton, Kenny Minton, John Collins, Rusty Johnson, and Tim Ferguson, Nieces: Karen Alvey, Brenda Nicholson, Nancy Tillett, Donna Atchley, Marsha Meehan, Rebecca Lorey, Peggy Toby, Sheila Allen, and Barbara Penn.

Friends, Jim & Norma Collins, Brian, and Cory, also survive Julius “Jude” Dailey.

Many thanks to the community members in town who gave Jude assistance with his power chair and to the caring staff at Paoli Health & Living.

Visitation and funeral services for Jude have been limited to private family only. Interment will be at Stampers Creek Cemetery. Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Gary Swick will officiate.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

Phyllis J. Goldsberry

April 10, 1930 — April 25, 2020

Ms. Phyllis J. Goldsberry, age 90, passed away Saturday, April 25 at Salem Crossing.

Ms. Goldsberry was born April 10, 1930 in Fredericksburg, Indiana the daughter of R.R. and Anna Turley Goldsberry. She was a homemaker and a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Beulah Mae Jimpie. She is survived by a niece: Babetta Jimpie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and friends and cousins including: Brenda Lincoln of Salem, Cathy (Groves) Hash of Indiana, Diane (Groves) Walters of Indiana, and Carol (Groves) Hoffman of Indiana.

Private services and burial were held at Kay’s Chapel Cemetery, Fredericksburg.

Condolences can be given at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Betty J. Pankey

May 25, 1927 — April 28, 2020

Mrs. Betty J. Pankey, age 92, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, April 28 at Paoli Health and Living in Paoli.

Mrs. Pankey was born May 25, 1927 in New Albany, Indiana the daughter of George and Hazel Hublard Burres. She was retired from nursing at several hospitals and nursing homes. Betty was a member of the Salem Nazarene Church.

Betty married Eugene Pankey on August 7, 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister: Theresa Receveur, three brothers: Leonard Burres, Thomas Burres and George Burres Jr., one great-grandson and one great-great-grandson.

She is survived by five children: George Edward Pankey (Cheryl) of Fredericksburg , Marilyn Stone (Richard) of Salem, Carolyn Abel (John) of Shoals, Debbie Knight (Duane) of Salem, and Dennis Pankey (Mary) of French Lick, a brother: Ronald Burres of New Albany, a sister: Anna Condra of New Albany, 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held and burial will be in Veron Cemetery in New Albany.

Condolences can be given at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Sharon Reynolds Withers

Sept. 04, 1941 — April 26, 2020

Sharon Reynolds Withers, 78, of West Baden Springs, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born in Lake County, Indiana on September 4th, 1941 to Ezra Ale Reynolds and Benice Della “Owen” Reynolds.

Sharon married Bob Withers and he survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sharon was a 1959 graduate of Springs Valley High School and a member of the West Baden Baptist Church.

She lived in Paoli, French Lick and West Baden Springs most of her life. She loved making friends, talking with people from all over the country and world who stayed at the French Lick Resort where she worked in various capacities through the years, and liked to travel to Arizona to visit her grandchildren.

Sharon was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by: Husband, Robert Withers of West Baden Springs, Indiana, (1) Son, Donnie Foddrill of West Baden Springs, Indiana, (1) Daughter, Debbie Cartwright (Steve) of Peoria, Arizona, (3) Brothers, Jerry Reynolds of Sacramento, California, Jeff Reynolds of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Randy Reynolds of French Lick, Indiana, (1) Sister, Mary Ann Martin of Jasper, Indiana, (1) Step-Son, Tim Withers of Florida, (3) Grandchildren, Stephanie, Aaron, and Jennifer Cartwright of Phoenix, Arizona.

Due to the executive order by Governor Eric Holcomb regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, a Private Graveside Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Jim Tritle at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to West Baden Baptist Church, PO Box 386, West Baden Springs, IN 47469 or World Gospel Mission/Cartwright Ministry, PO Box 948, Marion, IN 46952.

Online condolences can be given at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

April 28, 2020

William Daniel “Scooby” Scoggan

Oct. 08, 1969 — April 25, 2020

William Daniel “Scooby” Scoggan, 50, of Bedford passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his residence.

Born October 8, 1969 in Bedford he was the son of Robert and Martha (Carson) Scoggan.

He worked for Stone City Products for several years.

Scooby graduated from Bedford North Lawrence Class of 1989 where he was also a Boys’ Varsity Basketball Manager. He attended Silverville Baptist Church. He loved his racing buddies and racing was his life. He loved to fish as well. Daniel had many friends, friends at the racetrack, friends from work, school and friends of friends that he knew.

Surviving are his sister, Claretta (Tom) May; aunt, Ethel Fortner; niece, Danielle May; nephew, Robert AJ May and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Club, White River Humane Society or a local race venue in memory of “Scooby”.

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

Dixiana June “Dixie” DeVault

June 11, 1947 — April 26, 2020

Dixiana June “Dixie” DeVault, 72, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020, at her residence.

Born June 11, 1947, in Elwood, she was the daughter of Richard Eugene and Lucille Emma (Coffman) Feighner. She was married to Jackie W. Griggs who preceded her in death April 21, 1995. On May 21, 2007, she married Mark Randal DeVault and he preceded her in death Oct. 14, 2013.

Dixie was a certified nursing assistant and had been employed at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking and traveling. Dixie was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

She loved her grandkids and great grandkids. Dixie was the backbone of the family with a genuine servant’s heart.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas Nelson (Shelly) Chapman of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Brian Keith (Tammy) Chapman of Mitchell; grandchildren, Megan Chapman, Tana Roberts, Caybrin Chapman, Carter Chapman and Castyn Chapman; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Connie Jean Folk of Bedford, Sheena Lynn Brown of Bedford, Michael Lee (Tonda) Fletcher of Mitchell, Donald Ray Fletcher of Mitchell, Gregory Scott Fletcher of Mitchell and Larry Allen (Lynn) Fletcher of Mitchell; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; uncle, Wendell Doy (Margaret) Coffman of Hopper, Arkansas; and stepmother, Frances Elizabeth Feighner of Laurens, South Carolina.

Her father; mother and stepfather, Lucille and Robert Leroy Fletcher; husband, Jackie Griggs; husband, Mark DeVault; and brother, James “Timmy” Fletcher, preceded her in death.

Graveside service was Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Hamer officiated.

The family sincerely thanks Heart to Heart Hospice for their generosity and care.

Memorial Gifts: Women of Woodville, c/o Woodville Baptist Church.

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

Evelyn M. Earl

Jan. 24, 1935 — April 24, 2020

Evelyn M. Earl, age 85, passed away on April 24,2020 at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Loogootee.

She was born January 24, 1935 in Marion, North Carolina, the daughter of Robert R. and Georgia (Moore) Elliott. She married William L. Earl on March 22, 1952 and he died on October 26, 2002.

She was of the Protestant Faith. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.

She had worked at Loogootee Textile, Crane Depot, and 28 years in the Martin County Courthouse.

She is survived by her son, Terry L. Earl of Shoals; a granddaughter, Julia S. Earl; two great granddaughters, Avery Paige Troxel and Naylen Dosch; two great grandsons, Tristan B. Earl and Brandon Neiswanger; and one half sister Karen Agnello of Michigan.

She is preceded in death by her husband William L. Earl, grandson, Jeffrey Scott Earls, two brothers, Jerry and Clifford Elliott and her parents.

Private services will be held for the family with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of The Thorne-George Family Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

April 27, 2020

Tamara R. Gilbert

Oct. 31, 1967 — April 26, 2020

Tamara R. Gilbert, 52, of Bedford, died at her residence Sunday morning April 26, 2020 after her courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born October 31, 1967 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dennis Gardner and Judy Arthur Gardner. She was a registered nurse and had worked at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford and for Caregiver Homes in Bloomington. She was married to Shelly Gilbert and she survives.

Survivors include her wife Shelly Gilbert, of Bedford; one son, Camden Spinks and his wife Stephani, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Curtis Mathews and Averi Spinks; one sister Kimberly Young, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents.

There will be a celebration of life on a later date. Memorials Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Ellen Sturgeon

April 06, 1944 — April 24, 2020

Ellen Sturgeon, 76 of Paoli, Indiana passed away Friday April 24, 2020 at her residence.

She was born April 6, 1944 in Paoli, Indiana to Lawrence and Ada Moore Dunn. She married Donald Sturgeon on May 27, 1960 and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Omer, Gerald, Donnie Eugene, Carl Wayne, and Everet; sisters, Rosie Florence, and Alice Clouse.

Ellen worked for Essex in Orleans, Smith Cabinet in Salem, MILIN Wood Factory in Paoli, Wabash in Paoli, and she retired from Paoli INC.  She enjoyed going to yard sales and spending time with family.

Survivors include her Son: Rob (Melissa) Sturgeon of Paoli, Indiana, Daughter: Donna Sturgeon of Paoli, Indiana, Grandchildren: Donnie (Jeanna) Sturgeon of Paoli, Indiana, Dylan Sturgeon of Seattle, Washington, Great-Grandchildren: Emma and Annie Sturgeon of Paoli, Indiana.

Visitation and funeral services for Ellen have been limited to private family only. Interment will be at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Howard T. Brown Jr.

Jan. 17, 1945 — April 25, 2020

Mr. Howard T. Brown Jr., age 75, of Salem, passed away Saturday, April 25 at Baptist Health Floyd.

Mr. Brown was born January 17, 1945 in Tyler, Texas the son of Howard T. Brown Sr. and Marie K. Vernia Brown. He was a former employee of Heritage Lumber and owner and carpenter of Brown’s Home Improvements.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife: Shirley A. Brown, and his parents.

He is survived by his son: Tommy Brown III (Sherri) of Salem, two brothers: Bobby Brown of Salem and Steve Brown of Salem, two grandchildren: Jordan Dean Borden of Indianapolis and Samantha Kathleen Simonton of Salem and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Washington County Community Foundation, Salem High School Class of 1963 Education Fund.

Family and friends can express condolences to the family at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Evelyn Earl

Evelyn Earl, 85, of Shoals, died Friday, April 24. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Helen Ann Pipher

Helen Ann Pipher, 74, of Mitchell, died Saturday, April 25. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 26, 2020

Wanda Lou Edwards

Jan. 18, 1937 — April 25, 2020

Wanda Lou Edwards, 83, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born January 18, 1937, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Lloyd A. and Claribelle (Mundy) Terry. She married Robert Wayne Edwards June 3, 1955, and he preceded her in death October 14, 2003.

Wanda retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center–Crane Division. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1955, and was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church, the Heavenly Hens Bible Study, and Fleur-de-Lis Club. Wanda served three years as Marion Township Trustee.

Surviving are her daughter, Ada (Danny) Reynolds of Mitchell, grandchildren, Laura (Jared) Rains, Aaron (Brittany) Powell, David Jack, great grandchildren, Tinsley and Teigan, sister, Tracy Dobson of Mitchell, nephew, Brian (Kim) Fults, great niece and nephews, Brianne (Brett) Mosier, Brennan (Kaydy) Fults, and Braeden Fults.

Her parents, husband, and daughter, L. Carol Jack, preceded her in death.

Family service will be Monday, April 27, at Mitchell Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

Condolences may be offered to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

Samuel Curtis Farlow

April 15, 1948 — April 23, 2020

Samuel Curtis Farlow, 72, passed away April 23, 2020, at IU Health Bedford Hospital after a short illness.

Sam was born April 15, 1948, to Nathan and Dorothy Osborn Farlow and lived his entire life within a four mile radius. Sam’s birth was extraordinary as his parents were advanced in years, had been married a long time, and did not believe they would have children. Sam spent most of his life on the family farm along Log Creek before moving into Windsor Manor about ten years ago.

His father died when Sam was only 10, leaving Sam to be raised by his widowed mother to whom he was very attached. When Dorothy moved to the Paoli Nursing Home, Sam began to go visit her every day, beginning what would remain one of the focal points of his life, his attachment to nursing homes. After her death in 1991 and the closing of the Paoli Nursing Home, he began to volunteer at Paoli Health and Living and Medco. Sam delighted in socializing with the residents and would help wheel them to the dining room. During his recoveries from two significant surgeries, he became a resident himself, but after he was released he continued what he always called his ministry. He was so devoted to this that even when macular degeneration forced him to give up driving, he continued to walk there every day. When the novel coronavirus forced the lockdown of Paoli Health and Living, no one was more devastated than Sam as he could no longer visit his beloved residents.

Sam worked at the Paoli Shoe Company until it closed and later worked a short while at Springs Valley Meadows (which he always called “Medico!”). Sam was also for many years an avid Paoli Rams fan and could be seen sitting in the bleachers at every home game. Sam was a lifetime member of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship Friends Church (Newberry Friends Church) where he was affectionately known as “Old Faithful.” Unless he was in the hospital or recovering in the nursing home, Sam was there for the meetings on Sundays and Wednesdays. In fact, he had perfect attendance for nearly 20 years! Those who knew him at church remember the poignant devotional readings he would occasionally share that would be very on-target, and when Sam prayed, everyone listened!

Sam had no near relatives. He never married or had children. He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his caretakers Chris and Michelle Lindley, his church whom he saw as his family, and the many friends throughout the community that he made over the years.

Graveside services will be held at the Paoli Community Cemetery Monday, April 27, at 11am with Bro. Chris Lindley officiating. Sam will be laid to rest next to his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Friends of Jesus Fellowship at 2153 W. U.S. Highway 150, Paoli, IN 47454.

Elmus Wicker

Sept. 13, 1926 — April 18, 2020

Elmus Wicker, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Indiana University died Saturday April 18, 2020.

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana September 13, 1926, he was the son of Elmus and Georgia Wicker. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a BA degree, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

When discharged, he enrolled as a graduate student in economics at LSU obtaining his MA degree in 1948. From LSU he went to Queens College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he studied with Sir John Hicks, Nobel Laureate in economics and received the BPhil degree in economics in 1951. When he returned to the U.S., he completed work for the PhD of economics at Duke University.

Before leaving for Oxford in fall of 1948, Wicker married Carolyn Braswell Winling.

Wicker joined the Economics department at Indiana University in 1955. His entire academic life was spent at Indiana University. In the mid 70’s he served a stent as Chairman of the Economics Department.

He authored 6 books and numerous articles in lead economic journals and continued his research up until the time of his death. His books included: Federal Reserve Monetary Policy 1917-1933, New York: Random House, 1966; The Principles of Monetary Economics (with James M. Boughton), Homewood, Illinois: Irwin, 1975; Recent Developments in Economics, Editor, Lilly Conference on Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Printing Plant, 1978.; Banking Panics of the Great Depression, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996.; Banking Panics of the Gilded Age: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000.; The Great Debate on Banking Reform: Nelson Aldrich and the Origins of the Fed. Ohio State University Press, 2005.

His major scholarly achievements included a history of the Federal Reserve System and the history of U.S. banking panics since the Civil War.

He received two awards for distinguished teaching, the Standard Oil Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1967 and Danforth Foundation Teaching Associateship 1969-1974.

In his early years at IU he worked diligently with Warner Chapman and Walter Konetzka to create an honors program for superior students in the College of Arts and Science.

His high academic standards were also reflected in continued interest in Phi Beta Kappa, serving as President of its local chapter.

He was especially committed to executive education having taught at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking for 15 years. At IU he taught in both the Executive Development program and the IU Graduate School of Savings and Loan. His banking and savings and loan students number more than two thousand and occupy positions of leadership in banks throughout the United States.

He also took a special interest in faculty governance having served on the faculty council on three separate occasions. He was proud of his contribution to the establishment of the Wells Scholars Program and his efforts to speak out against grade inflation.

Wicker retired in 1992 after 37 years of teaching.

In 2012 the Department of Economics and the College of Arts and Sciences announced the Elmus R. Wicker Professorship in Economics established through the endowed gift from a former student, E. Scott Thatcher of Kokomo.

In 2014 Wicker was honored at an October Conference Financial Crises Past and Present: Celebrating the Research Contributions of Elmus R. Wicker.

In retirement, Wicker continued his writing and research, travelled extensively, and spent time in his garden and with family.

Wicker is survived by his children Vanessa Wicker Burkhart (Richard) and Roger Wicker (Lisa); six grandchildren Louise Burkhart Whitaker (Jon) Andrew Burkhart, Anna Burkhart, Rachel Wicker Miller (Newman) Jordan Wicker and Meghan Wicker Garner (Patrick) and four great grandsons Carter Whitaker, Henry Whitaker, Porter Miller and Oliver Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carolyn.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Kenneth E. Drake

Kenneth E. Drake, 91, of Bloomfield, died Friday. There will be no public visitation. Graveside services at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield will be private. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Larry E. Mobley

Larry E. Mobley, 80, of Ellettsville, died Thursday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville.

April 25, 2020

Katherine M. Stigall

Sept. 26, 1922 — April 24, 2020

Katherine M. Stigall, 97, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at White River Lodge.

Born September 26, 1922 in Summerset, KY, she was the daughter of Steve and Molly (Tucker) Taylor. She married Ollie F. Stigall on September 17, 1938 and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1989. She was a homemaker and a pastor’s wife for over 50 years at Patton Hill Pentecostal Church. She currently attended Calvary Missionary Church in Washington, IN. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include seven daughters, Shirley Staggs, Kay Williams, and Marilyn Hicks and husband, Robert, Betty Harris and husband, George, all of Bedford Sue Gregory and husband, Harold, of Oolitic, Delayna Allred and husband, Dan, of Tunnelton, and Kim Roberts and husband, Bruce, of Springville; a son, Junior Stigall and wife, Micah, of Bedford; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Virgil and James Taylor; three sisters, Clara, Girtie, and Erlene; three grandchildren, Kevin Luttrell, Rhonda Sue Gregory, and Rebecca Jean Hicks; a great grandchild, Mollie Dustin; two sons-in-law, Kenny Staggs and Rick Williams.

Private graveside services are scheduled with burial in the Patton Hill Cemetery.

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

Camden Lee Wolf

Dec. 03, 1928 — April 23, 2020

Camden Lee Wolf age 91, of Loogootee, passed away April 23, 2020 in Jasper.

He was born December 3, 1928 in Indianapolis to William and Margarett (Bishop) Wolf. He married Thelma Steward on January 28, 1947 and she preceded him in death on March 13, 1986. He later married Patricia Hackler and she also preceded him in death.

After graduation he served in the United States Air Corps during WWII and also the United States Air Force. He served as a minister at various Church of Christ in Southern Indiana from the 1960’s continuing for forty years. He retired from Crane, was Director of the Martin County Emergency Unit which later became Martin County Civil Defense, was a volunteer firefighter and served as a Reserve Officer for the Loogootee Police Dept. Camden was a participant of Sen. Lugar’s Veteran History Project and was on the Honor Flight in June 2010.

Survivors include two sons, Cameron Monty (Melody) Wolf of Shoals, Corbett (Debra) Wolf of Winslow; six grandchildren, Ryan Wolf of Otwell, Canyon (Brianna) Wolf of Petersburg, Corey Wolf of Jasper, Carmen (Breck) Looney of Jasper, April (Keith) Scroggins of Great Mills, Maryland, Alisha (Dave) Asbell of Shoals; seven great grandchildren; one half brother Joseph Andrew Phillips of Loogootee; and one sister in-law, Jean (Denny) Stewart.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wives, a daughter Daphne Wolf in 1978; a granddaughter Michelle Lea Wolf in 1978; three brothers, Donald Wolf, William Wolf, Kenneth Phillips; and one sister, Mary Catherine Raney.

Private services are planned for the family. Burial will be in the Mt. Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to The Martin County Fire and Rescue.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

Lois Wininger

July 28, 1933 — April 22, 2020

Lois Wininger, 87, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away Wednesday April 22, 2020. She was born in Annville, Kentucky on July 28, 1933 to Leuther and Mayme Wilson Boggs. She married Donald Wininger and he precedes her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jean, Bill, and Freddy Boggs, sister June McGeorge, and infant brother Ted Boggs.

Lois and Donald lived in Indianapolis until 1967, in which they moved to Port St. Lucie, FL. They started and co-owned D & M Trailer Park in Port St. Lucie, FL.

She attended Port St. Lucie Baptist Church. Lois was a happy and loving person and loved to tease children. Lois was very dedicated to serving the Lord.

Survivors include her Brothers: Alfred Boggs of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Sisters: Lula Belle Wells of Indianapolis, Indiana, Helen Gillium of Kentucky, Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law: Larry (Sharon) Wininger of Paoli, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews also survive Lois Wininger.

Visitation and funeral services for Lois have been limited to private family only. Gary Swick will officiate.  Interment will be at Stampers Creek Cemetery.

Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

April 24, 2020

James L. “Sonny” Pruett

Jan. 04, 1940 — April 21, 2020

James L. “Sonny” Pruett age 80, formally of Shoals, passed away in Bloomington on April 21, 2020.

He was born January 4, 1940 in Muncie to Lawson and Inez (Baker) Pruett.  He married Sue McRoberts on April 23, 1966 in Odon, IN.

He was a Graduate of Williams High School, retired from Crane Army Ammunition Activity with thirty-two years of service, was a wedding photographer and operated a woodworking shop. He was a member of the Shoals Christian Church, was a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of the White River Lodge #332 in Shoals, a member of the Shoals American Legion, Shoals V.F.W. and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife Sue Pruett of Bloomington; one son, Mike (Maria) Pruett of Montgomery; one daughter, Tonya (Roger) Pruett Becker of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Damon, Courtney and Makenna Pruett of Montgomery, Rylee and Raylan Becker of Bloomington; one brother Charles “Broz” Pruett of Shoals; one sister, Mary Jane Allbright of Shoals; and one uncle, Charles Pruett of Shoals.

Private services will be held with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: White River Lodge F. A&M #332 7867 U.S. Highway 50 Shoals, IN 47581

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Tilena Marie Martin

Nov. 29, 1998 — April 20, 2020

Tilena Marie Martin, 21 of Radcliffe, Kentucky, passed away Monday April 20, 2020 at her residence. She was born November 29, 1998 in Paoli, Indiana to Michael and Helen Komraus Martin.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Cindy Emmons and paternal great-grandparents, Banks and Ruth Waynick.

Tilena was a 2017 graduate of Paoli High School, where she enjoyed playing softball.  She was employed at Adam & Eve Store in Radcliffe, Kentucky.

Tilena enjoyed reading books and playing video games.

Survivors include her Parents: Michael (Brandy) Martin of Paoli, Indiana, Helen (Mike) Compton of Paoli, Indiana, Son: Zane Dean Kelton Martin of Mitchell, Indiana, Brothers: Wade Martin of Paoli, Indiana, Spencer Martin of Paoli, Indiana, Sisters: Ashley Martin, Jodie Coe of Paoli, Indiana, Courtney Dillard of Washington State, Chelsea Compton of Palmyra, Indiana, Alexis DeCarlo of Paoli, Indiana, Madison DeCarlo of Mitchell, Indiana, Paternal Grandparents: David (Brenda) Howell of Paoli, Indiana, Rick (Sherrie) Wininger of French Lick, Indiana, Maternal Grandparents: Albert “Lloyd” Komraus of Paoli, Indiana, Duane (Norma) Dunn of Paoli, Indiana, Howard (Gloria) Compton of Paoli, Indiana, and Great-Grandmother: Helen Thoma of Broomfield, Colorado.

Visitation and funeral services for Tilena have been limited to private family only. Interment will be at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

Camden Lee Wolf

Camden Lee Wolf, 91, of Loogootee, died Thursday, April 23. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 23, 2020

Gregory Dean Enochs, Sr.

June 03, 1954 — April 22, 2020

Gregory Dean Enochs, Sr., 65, of Bedford, passed away at 5:15 pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Born June 3, 1954 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of George Curtis and Mildred (Cain) Enochs. He had been a factory worker.

Survivors include four children, Gregory Dean Enochs, Jr. and wife, Laura, of Bardstown, KY, Sonya Buzzell and husband, Matt, of Ft. Myers, FL, Tabitha Burton and KaliAnn Enochs, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Jordan Enochs, of Bardstown, KY, Ariel Perry and Jerred Chupp, both of Ft. Wayne, IN, Brittany Weeden, Donavan Weeden, Mickala Peña, Seth Mishler, Sydney Mishler, and Autumn Mishler, all of Indiana, Anthony Greg Christopher Enochs, of Bedford; siblings, Randy Enochs, George Enochs, Rick Enochs, and Rosann Mahuron. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jennifer (Brimm) Enochs, siblings, Ed Enochs, Allen Enochs, and Sandy Super.

Private graveside services are planned with burial in the Mitchell Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled.

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

James L. Clipp Sr.

Jan. 03, 1936 — April 20, 2020

James L. Clipp Sr., 84, of Whiteland, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

He was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Campbellsburg, to John Harry Clipp and Edith L. (Hixson) Clipp. He married Linda K. (Terry) Clipp on June 28, 1958, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, she preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 1971.

Jim had been a production worker for the Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis, for 30 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local No. 1111 in Indianapolis and the Johnson County Antique Machinery Association.

He enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies, attending NASCAR races, an avid Indiana University basketball fan, fishing, watching western shows, tinkering and building contraptions and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, James L. Clipp Jr. of Whiteland, Kellie Dawn Clipp of Franklin, Terry Mae Miller of Whiteland, and John Lester Clipp (Shawnette) of Whiteland; grandchildren, Tabatha Clipp, Megan Price (Andrew), Seth Miller (Sidney), Dustin Clipp, Gavin Clipp, Katelin Clipp and Jerid Mullis (Shannon); great-grandchildren, Cassie Clipp, Clarissa Clipp, Candice Clipp, Callie Clipp, Kendra Eakle, Riley Eakle, Lucas Price, Huntley Mullis, Braxton Miller, Jonny Hall and Braydon Hall; brothers, Joe Clipp (Mary) of Columbus, Danny Clipp of Orleans, Bill Clipp (Harriet) of Mitchell and Ronnie Clipp (Patty) of Orleans; sisters, Louise Warren of Louisville, Kentucky, Alice Fawver of Sellersburg and Catherine Riley of Orleans, IN; and a brother-in-law, Bill Williams of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Lula Mae Knapp, Mildred Suddarth, Peggy Williams, Molly Miles and Carolyn Ransom; and brothers, Robert Clipp, Roger Clipp and John E. Clipp.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the family will receive friends with a drive-through visitation to be held from 2-7 p.m. on Friday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin.

A private family graveside service will be conducted on Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee. 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

Online condolences may be sent to the family www.swartzmortuary.com.

Anita F. Wann

Dec. 17, 1929 — April 22, 2020

Anita F. Wann, 90 of Paoli, passed away April 22, 2020 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born December 17, 1929 in Louisville, KY to parents, Ray Ingram & Grace (Schultz) Morgan. She married James Keller Wann Sr. on January 31, 1957. Anita was a homemaker and attended New Hope Christian Church of Paoli.

Survivors include her Daughters; Anita M. Seybold of Paoli & Cynthia Jensen of Indianapolis, Granddaughter; Candis Hodges of Orleans, 10 Grandchildren, and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Anita is preceded in death by: parents, husband, sons- James Keller Wann Jr. & Martin C. Wann & daughter- Donna Dollar.

Cremation was chosen for Anita F. Wann.  McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

April 22, 2020

Billy D. (Bill) Waggoner

June 21, 1939 — April 11, 2020

Billy D. (Bill) Waggoner, 80, formerly of Bloomington, died on April 11, 2020, in Bradenton, Florida, after a courageous fight with cancer and other illnesses. Bill passed away with his wife and daughter at his side.

Bill was born on June 21, 1939, in Williams, to Orville and Metta Waggoner. He attended Fayetteville High School before joining the U.S. Navy. He spent 4 years sailing the world aboard the USS Shangri-La.

Bill worked in the mobile home industry and enjoyed his time at The Home Center in Bloomington.

Bill married his childhood sweetheart, Joan (Sturgis) Waggoner in 1958. The two of them enjoyed life together for 62 years. They moved from Indiana to Florida and back a few times, owned small businesses, and raised three children.

Bill enjoyed watching NASCAR, old westerns and most of all, time spent with his family. He got so much joy from seeing his great-grandsons on video chat.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Lori Waggoner (Debi); granddaughter, Kristi Shields (Mark), granddaughter Jodie Reeves and great-grandsons, Logan, Levi and Landon; brothers, Roy Waggoner (Sue), Ray Waggoner (Shirley) and Herb Waggoner (Rita); sisters, Jane Mundy and Sharon Hillenburg (Larry).

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Rocky Waggoner and daughter, Cindy (Reeves) Alexander.

A service and internment at Valhalla Memory Gardens will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bill’s name to www.tidewellhospice.org.

Brian Scott Johnson

June 22, 1965 — April 20, 2020

Brian Scott Johnson, 54, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020, at his residence.

Born June 22, 1965, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Donald W. and Darlene (Yowell) Johnson. He was married to Susan (Ramey) Johnson.

Brian was a former employee of Lehigh Cement Plant. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1983 and was of the Christian faith. He loved the Denver Broncos, NASCAR, and golf.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Johnson of Greenwood; mother, Darlene (Kenny) Irwin of Mitchell; maternal grandparents, Alma Owens of Mitchell and Harry E. Atchison of Mitchell; siblings, Mark Johnson of Mitchell, Jason (Sarah) Johnson of Springville, and Karianne (Kevin) Hopkins of Orleans; uncles, John Johnson of Fayetteville and Roland E. (Linda) Atchison of Mitchell; an aunt, Glenda (Larry) Duncan of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His father; maternal grandfather, Richard Yowell; and paternal grandparents, Delbert and Estel Johnson, preceded him in death.

A family service was Wednesday, April 22, with burial in Mitchell Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be at a later date.

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

Ralston D. (Ralph) Malonek

Oct. 29, 1928 — April 19, 2020

Ralston D. (Ralph) Malonek, of Ellettsville, died Sunday April 19, 2020 at the Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility in Muncie.

Born October 29, 1928 at Ehrenfeld, PA, he was the son of Charles and Esther (Reynolds) Malonek. His older siblings were Fay, Lois and Charles Jr.

He is survived by his three children, Cynthia Ross and Jeanne, all out of area; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ralph and his significant other, Loretta Keseric, spent over 20 years together until her death in 2014.

Ralph was a 1947 graduate of Adams Township High School in Sidman, PA. He then received his Bachelor of Laws Degree from LaSalle Extension University in Chicago, IL in 1954 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Francisco State College in 1957. He was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Special Agent Malonek and another Agent were presented with meritorious awards and were cited for outstanding performance by Director J. Edgar Hoover. A bank robbery investigation was featured in the F.B.I. publication “The Investigator.”

He also served as an investigator for The Association of Casualty and Surety Co. in Chicago, where he and another investigator served more than 100 cases of insurance fraud in The Chicago and Milwaukee areas. He later served as Senior Security Representative for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco, investigating corporate fraud and theft.

He performed volunteer work in Elk Grove Village, IL. Serving on the Board of Fire and Police Commission, the Police Reserve Commission, and was appointed Police Training Director. He was then elected The Board of Trustees in Elk Grove.

He ended his investigative career as Manager of Security for American Building Maintenance (ABM) Corporation in San Francisco, overseeing investigations and a large contract guard force.

He was a member of The Society of Former Special Agents of the F.B.I. for over fifty years.

He spent his last years in bible research and teaching bible study classes in rest homes and for the aged. Taught at Hillhaven Rest Home in Mill Valley, CA, and Westview and White River Lodge in Bedford, IN.

Private graveside services will be held at Springville West Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared with family and friends at www.daycarter.com

April 21, 2020

Flay E. Louden

Nov. 26, 1937 — April 19, 2020

Flay E. Louden, 82, of Bedford passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Born November 26, 1937 in Bedford, the son of Herman R. and Amy (Lutes) Louden. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1956.

He married Nancy Boyd on July 12, 1959 and she survives. He was employed as a salesman for Louden Produce and in 1970, partnered with his brother to form TLC Inc. He served as manager of this institutional food service through 1988. He then became a Realtor in Lawrence County. He worked for Century 21 and Keach and Grove agencies. He served as President of the County Board of Realtors for two terms. He retired from Keach and Grove in 2006.

He was a member of Central Church of Christ and served as a deacon for 20 years. He also served on the Spring Mill Bible Camp board for many years. He served on the Bedford City Council 1980-1984. He served as President on the Zoning Appeals Board. He was the first President of Bedford Revitalization.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Bedford; son, Brian (Vicki) Louden of Houston, TX; daughter, Nila (John) Langlois of Hilliard, OH; grandchildren, Flay Patrick (Shelby) Louden of Dallas, TX, Parker Louden of Houston, TX, Peyton Louden of Dallas, TX, Nicole Langlois of Hilliard, OH and Justin Langlois of Hilliard, OH; and a great-grandson, Lucas Louden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter and Wayne Louden; three sisters, Norma Jeffries, Juanita Owens and Betty Sheetz.

A private family service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 with Stephen Boyd officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ in memory of Flay.

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

Terry L. Wright Sr.

Sept. 17, 1940 — April 19, 2020

Terry L. Wright Sr., 79, of Springville, Indiana passed away peacefully Monday, April 19, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.

Terry was born on September 17, 1940 in Harrodsburg, Indiana the son of Otis E. and Forrest E. (Crum) Wright. He was a 1958 graduate of University High School, and also attended Smithville High School. Terry worked at Indiana University as a painter in the physical plant for 36 years, retiring in 1995. He had served in the US Army Reserve and was a member of the Cruisin Classic Car Club of Bloomington.

Terry enjoyed coin hunting, going to races, and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed baseball, especially “The Reds”, IU Sports, antique cars, and fishing. He was a collector of things like Tobacco Tins, coins and knives. He loved life and spending time with family and friends. Terry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Terry is survived by his wife, Rosalee “Rose” Wright of Springville; daughter, Debbie Hostetler of Bedford; son, Terry L. Wright Jr. (Beth) of Bedford; four grandchildren, Amber Bartlett (John), Cole Wright, Cailen Wright, Delanie Wright; great granddaughter, Tracey Jo Porter; two brothers, Kirby Wright of Bloomington and Kenny Wright of Harrodsburg; he is also survived by two step children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Shirley K. (Webb) Wright.

A private graveside service for the family will be held at the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers the family ask memorial contributions to be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital or the National Kidney Foundation.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Vera Nadine Dorsett

Dec. 23, 1932 — April 19, 2020

Vera Nadine Dorsett, 87, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Born December 23, 1932 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Willard and Edna Mae (Turner) Thompson. She married Charles Dorsett on December 7, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2019. She was a homemaker, cake decorator, and an avid bowler.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Tincher and husband, Tom, of Bedford; one son, Randy Dorsett and wife, Cindy, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Toby Tincher and wife, Marcy, Andy Dorsett and wife, Melissa, and Amber King and husband, Barry; seven great grandchildren, Gavin, Aaliya and Zepher Tincher, Ava and Joel Dorsett, and Duncan and Elizabeth King; four nieces, Sherry, Janice, Tina, and Susie; one nephew, Jimmy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Wanda Taylor, and a nephew, Ricky.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, private graveside services are planned with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Jozef Willem Maria Tummers

April 13, 1926 — April 17, 2020

Józef was born in Heerlen Netherlands to Hendrik and Christine (Smits) Tummers. He was the second son and fifth child out of nine. Shortly after his 19th Birthday he enlisted in the Dutch Army to fight with the Allies in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and earned a spot as a trusted translator to an American General during the war.

Soon after the war ended he was offered a sponsorship to move and work in the United States. He got over here and they had given his position to another immigrant. He had a short amount of time to find another sponsor. He was fortunate to get a new sponsorship and a position at Combustion Engineering (Alstom) where he spent the next 30 plus years Supervising Installation of Coal Fired electrical generation units.

He met his wife, Catherine Grawey in Chicago, Illinois and they were married on September 5th, 1959 in Peoria Illinois. Józef and Catherine had four sons. They lived in Peoria Illinois until 1964 when they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. They became members of St. Roch Catholic Church.

Catherine proceeded Józef in death in 2003. He is survived by one sister Laura Tummers and two brothers, Huub and Nic Tummers who still reside in the Netherlands. His four sons, Steve and wife Molly, Randy and wife Julia, Tim and wife Lisa and Tom Tummers; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. He will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ghherrmann.com

Carol A. Chastain

Feb. 06, 1955 — April 19, 2020

Mrs. Carol A. Chastain, age 65, of Salem passed away Sunday, April 19 at her home.

Mrs. Chastain was born February 6, 1955 in Washington County, Indiana the daughter of Marvin Hoke and Mary Wheat Brewer. She was a retired employee of Tecumseh.

Carol is survived by her husband: Terry Chastain. They were married February 3, 1973. She is also survived by two sons: Terry D. Chastain of South Korea and Cory Chastain of Bloomington, Indiana, two daughters: Tammy Lopez of Charlestown and Christina Barro of Jeffersonville, five sisters: Anita Maudlin of Salem, Terri Hoke of Salem, Nora Hess of Paoli, Glenda Mousty of Salem, and Nancy Duffy of Fort Wayne, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: David Hoke and James Robert Hoke, and a sister: Vicki Mauck.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Smedley Cemetery.

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

Marjorie Sue Warren

Dec. 22, 1928 — April 16, 2020

Marjorie Sue Warren (“Sue”), 91 formerly of rural Loogootee, Indiana died on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Pennington Gardens Assisted Living Facility, Chandler, Arizona.

Sue was born December 22, 1928 at Saint Ann’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to George Franklin and May (Poindexter) Franklin. She was raised in Chicago and married Richard Warren in Shoals, Indiana on January 1, 1950.

They farmed in rural Loogootee, Indiana until December 1960 when the family moved to Casa Grande, Arizona and Richard began work as a farm equipment mechanic for Bingham Equipment Company. During their time in Casa Grande, Sue worked as a cashier for Basha’s Food Store. Due to a job transfer for Richard, the family moved to Yuma, Arizona in 1964. Sue worked as a cashier for Big City Mart and Central Market in Yuma for a time. Later, she was hired by Safeway Grocery as a cashier and eventually served as Customer Service Representative and Store Bookkeeper, retiring from Safeway in 1983 after nearly 20 years of service. They moved to Cottonwood, Arizona in 1983 and Richard retired from Bingham Equipment Company in 1985. They moved back to Richard’s birth home in rural Loogootee in 1985. After Richard’s death in 2003, Sue spent summers in Shoals, Indiana and winters in Gilbert, Arizona with her daughter, Marilyn and moved permanently to Mesa, Arizona in 2011.

Sue loved to sing. She and her sister, Georgia Mae (“Sissy”), recorded an advertising jingle for Jewel Food Stores of Chicago shortly after high school. She was a member of Eastern Star and sang at her own wedding. During the 1950’s, she was a member of the choir at the First Christian Church in Shoals and often sang solos there. She loved bowling and baking. Many loaves of homemade bread were happily shared with neighbors and family over the years.

Sue is survived by her four children, Clifford (Susan) of Loogootee; Marilyn (Kim) Yale of Gilbert, Arizona; Mary (Rick) Rice of Yuma, Arizona; and Dwight (Ruth) of Yuma, Arizona; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Carl (“Buzz”) and Jan Franklin of Branson, Missouri and sister-in-law Doris Healey of Greenwood, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; and her sister, Georgia Mae.

Private services will be held for the family with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Shoals.

April 20, 2020

Flay E. Louden

Flay E. Louden, 82, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 19. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Jenny Lucille (Terrell) Cornwell

Jenny Lucille (Terrell) Cornwell, 82, of Paoli, died Saturday, Apr. 18.  Arrangements by Dillman Scott Funeral Home.

April 19, 2020

Pauline D. Clendenning

Feb. 03, 1932 — April 18, 2020

Pauline D. Clendenning age 88 of Bedford passed away on Saturday April 18, 2020 at 7:00 Am at her residence.

She was born on February 3, 1932 in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Anna (Yanosky) Pacansky. Pauline married Roger Allen Clendenning and he preceded her in death, she worked as a healthcare provider.

Survivors include her children, Bonnie (Mike) Johnson of Bedford, Irene Clendenning of California, Linda Clendenning of Arizona, Andy (Robin) Clendenning of California, Steven (Anne) Clendenning of Pennsylvania, and Richard Clendenning of California, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Roger Clendenning and Dennis Clendenning, and 11 brothers and sisters

Cremation was chosen with a family celebration of Pauline’s life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements

Marlene K. Rice

Jan. 19, 1942 — April 17, 2020

Rev. Marlene K. Rice, 78, of Bloomington went through the pearly gates of Heaven to be forever with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on Friday, April 17, 2020.

She was born January 19, 1942, to Wayne R. Deckard and Lucille M. (Swango) Deckard. She was an accomplished pianist and organist. She taught piano and organ and was also an organist at IU’s Beck Chapel for many years until she felt the call on her life to become a minister and prophet of God.

She and her husband Bryan established the Pillar of Fire Tabernacle church. It was started in their garage and later established in Bedford and most recently a new church in Bloomington.

Marlene loved her family, and church family dearly. She was a dedicated Prophet of God, always putting God first in everything. She enjoyed her frequent trips with Bryan to Israel to walk where our Savior walked, and she enjoyed collecting anything that represented our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Marla and Robert Haymaker of Mitchell and Cynthia and Daniel Hughes of Bloomington. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christina (Hughes) Green, A.J. Pittman, Daniel Hughes II, and Bryan Haymaker, four great-granddaughters, Adelynne Pittman, Juliana Hughes, Isabel Hughes, and Addison Hughes. One sister, Suzanne Walls of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan D. Rice, and her parents, Wayne Deckard and Lucille Deckard.

A private service for the immediate family will be Wednesday, April 22 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street with Rev. Don Christy officiating. Burial will follow at Cloverhill Cemetery.

Hershel Winford (Huck) Ayers

Dec. 29, 1921 — April 16, 2020

Hershel Winford (Huck) Ayers, aged 98 left his earthly home Thursday April 16 2020 to join his loved ones in heaven. Huck was born December 29, 1921 in Bloomington Indiana to Mary Leticia (Reynolds) Ayers and Samuel Ayers Jr. He was a man of faith.

Reverent Alsorah Schreckenhaust married Hershel and Velma Camaline Sherrill on Jan 2, 1941 at her church on West 6th Street in Bloomington Indiana. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on January 2, 2016 with their huge family in attendance.

Huck retired from Ralph Rogers and Company in 1982 where he was a teamster and shop steward. He was a part of crew that constructed both the “new” two lane SR37 to Indianapolis and the later replacement four lane SR37.

He led a full and active life until the end. At an early age his friends called him Huck, based on Mark Twain’s adventurous character Huck Finn. The name appropriately stuck for the rest of his life. In his youth he was known to dive from the limestone heights into the local quarries.

He obtained his commercial drivers license in 1937 and was a long distance truck driver at age 16. At 19 he was transporting ammunition and explosives to both coast to military depots.

At 35 he was raising five boys and three girls. He kept Coon and rabbit hounds and loved hunting. He and his boys camped on the bank of the White River at Williams Dam cat fishing. He sold produce at the corner of 6th and Madison near Buskirks and Hayes Markets for the residents that came to town on Saturdays to grocery Shop.

He loved horses and raised both riding and work horses. He and the Cox brothers owned a rodeo that toured southern Indiana each summer for several years, where he rode both bucking broncos and bulls. He ran a dirt track car with the Kinsers at the Bloomington Speedway.

He and his wife spent Friday and Saturday nights square dancing with local friends. He loved listening to his uncles and cousins playing blue grass music. He loved traditional country music and attended the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville as often as he could. He liked attending Drag Races at Speeds at New Hope.

He was well known at central Indiana Gun Shows which he attended with his Grandson Mathew Cain. He had broad knowledge of vintage and late model shotguns and rifles. He was a gun and knife trader.

After his wife’s death, he visited her burial site every day and watered her flowers and had lunch. He loved watching the western channel and gospel singing shows. He smiled ear to ear when his new great grand daughter was named Huxlee in his honor.

At 97 he was still driving his car, shopping at Kroger’s and Wal-Mart, and attending gun shows and flea markets. He never met a stranger and was very outgoing. After a few minutes of conversation he probably could tell you about common relatives. He passed looking forward to seeing his family and friends again in heaven.

He was dad to 8 kids, and grandpa to 72 grand kids. His biggest legacy is his family that will carry his name, values and life lessons across generations.

He is survived by Children Jerry Ayers, Phillip Ayers (Pam), Hershel {Duke} Ayers (Patty), Nancy Shaw (Bob), Samuel Ayers (Barbara), William {Bill} Ayers (Debbie), Karen Cain (Don), and Mary Van Deventer (John). Also Grand Children, Brad Ayers (April), Chris Ayers (Samantha), Randy Ayers, John Ayers (Debbie), Rob Ayers (Jennifer), Kevin Shaw (Lisa), Jessica Shaw Scott, Sarah Shaw Gilliland (Brad), Stacy Wheeler (Mark), Sean Ayers, Seth Ayers (Jessica), Ben Ayers (Kylie), Chad Edwards (Sherry), Eric Edwards (Megon), Mathew Cain (Brittannee) Amy Cain Bowling (Eric), Laura Cain Lucas (Brad), Mandy VanDeventer Bryant, and Kara VanDeventer Quimby (Craig). Great Grand Children Kirsten Ayers Bartalone (Nick), Natasha Ayers Potter, Nathan Ayers (Abby), Riley Ayers, Ramzie Ayers, Reese Ayers, Conner Ayers, Blake Ayers, Jordan Scott, Jalen Scott(Hannah), Mackenzie Scott Conrad(Zac), Oliva Scott, Brady Scott, Alexis Shaw, Colin Shaw, Natasha Shaw, Lucas Shaw, Eli Wheeler, Autumn Wheeler, Abby Edwards, Taylor Jarbo, Katelyn Edwards, Haylee Edwards, Mason Edwards, Ethan Edwards, Kaylyn Ayers, Wesley Ayers, Parker Lucas, Hadley Lucas, Madison Cain, Macey Cain, Huxlee Cain, Bella Bowling, Isaac Bowling, Taylor Bryant, Austin Bryant, Laney Quimby, Leila Quimby. And great great grandchildren Cooper James Potter, Dylan Bartalone, Parker Bartalone, Benjamin Bartalone, Acacius Scott, Anakin Scott, Charlotte Scott, and Eloise Conrad.

He was preceded in Death by his wife Velma Camaline Ayers, grandson Troy Ayers, granddaughter Michelle Ayers, his parents Samuel and Mary Ayers and Siblings Fritch Ayers, Sarah Francis Smiley (John), Dorothy Ayers, Alta Jean Ziegelmeyer (Ray), Vernal Ayers (Ethel), Ruby Ayers, Floyd Ayers, Robert Ayers and Margret Ayers and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines and the Executive Order of the Governor all services will be private for Huck’s family.

Memories of Huck and condolences to his family may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel

Jennifer Lee (Mullis) Perkins

June 07, 1962 — March 25, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 our hearts were broken with the sudden passing of Jennifer Lee (Mullis) Perkins.

Jennifer was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. All who loved her were drawn to her kind, gentle spirit. She faced several challenges in her life, always with grace and patience. Being a mother to her daughter and son was her greatest joy in life, they both thought of her as their best friend.

Jennifer was born June 7, 1962 in Bloomington, IN., the second daughter of William and Sharon Mullis. She grew up in Bloomington with many dear friends she had throughout her life. Her family moved to Lafayette, Muncie, and Greenwood. Jennifer graduated from Center Grove High School in 1980. She became a school health aide when her youngest child started kindergarten, and that started her 22 year career in the Warren Township School Corporation. She loved working with elementary children where her patience and kindness were so valuable. She was always the first one to dry a tear, bring a treat, or just give a hug when a child needed it. Jennifer was named the Support Staff Person of the Year for Warren Schools. She loved her job and always went beyond expectations.

Jennifer loved nothing more than working in her garden in the early spring sunshine, walking on the beach at St. Pete Beach, and sunning by the pool enjoying a margarita with family and friends. She had an eye for color and style and was one of those people who could decorate and see beauty in life where others might have missed it. She could, and did grow anything she tried, she truly had a “green thumb”.

Jennifer is survived by her dearest loves, her children Abby and Jacob Perkins and her loving mother Sharon Settles. She also leaves sisters Julie Dukes (Tom) and Jill Chipman (Barry), nephews Ben and Nick Dukes, Brock Chipman (Cheryl), and her niece Billie Chipman. Her extended family includes several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Beyond her family and so important in her life were many special lifelong friends. She is also survived by the father of her children Nate Perkins, and her mother’s husband Bill Settles. Everyone who was fortunate enough to have Jennifer in their life loved the sweet soul she was.

She was preceded in death by her father William Mullis, maternal grandparents Oren and Macy Bruce, paternal grandparents Howard and Dorthy Mullis, a special aunt Starr Bruce, and several great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.

At these trying times we are not able to honor Jennifer and celebrate her life with a service with family and friends. That celebration will be held at a later date.

Many people have reached out, wanting to help and comfort Jennifer’s family. An account has been set up at Peoples State Bank to assist with Jacob’s medical expenses, you can make donations in care of Sharon Settles to this account.

Martha Jean Harvey

Aug. 10, 1922 — April 15, 2020

Martha Jean Harvey died April 15, 2020 at Hospice House in Bloomington, shortly after filing her taxes. She may have lived longer but could not tolerate one more WH press briefing.

Jean was born August 10, 1922 in Indianapolis to Eugene and Mary Belle Sims.

She graduated from Shortridge HS in 1940, attended Butler University and graduated from IU School of Nursing in 1944. She worked at various IU hospitals in Indianapolis after raising four adorable, intelligent children.

She was smart, funny and kind. Her final act of generosity was the donation of her body to IU Medical School.

Jean was preceded in death by her friend and former husband V.K.Harvey, Jr.; brother George Sims; and many pet cats.

She is survived by her cat Holly; children Mary Knotts (Deb) of Madison, WI, Dan Harvey (Beth) of Lake Mills, WI, Ken Harvey of Indianapolis and Barb Harvey of Bloomington; grandchildren Andrew Knotts, Jane Harvey and Jared Harvey; and one great-grandson.

No memorial contributions are necessary, as she has sent money in response to every charitable solicitation she received in the past year.

April 18, 2020

Calvin Ray Tincher

Oct. 08, 1937 — April 16, 2020

Calvin Ray Tincher, 82, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Gibson General Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lonnie and Sylvia (Holt) Tincher. He married Mary Elizabeth Embree Aug. 17, 1956.

Calvin retired from U.S. Gypsum with 40 years of service. He was a 1955 graduate of Huron High School and was very active in the Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project. Calvin enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and mushroom hunting. He was a member of the Bryantsville Church of Christ and cared for the cemetery for 50 years.

He was a godly man who trusted in Christ and has gone on to his heavenly home. John 11:25.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Tincher of Princeton; children, Cheryl Tincher of Princeton, Kevin Ray (Leah) Tincher of Jacksonville, Florida, and Beth Elon (James) Dickey of Princeton; grandchildren, Stephen (Amber) Dickey, Lydia (Benjamin) Wright, Nathaniel (Lindsey) Tincher, and Mallory (Derek) Koone; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings, Laverne Tincher of Terre Haute, Lloyd Tincher of California, and Patricia Tabor of Florida.

His parents and siblings, Evelyn Gerkin, Janet Mundy, Elizabeth Wright and Frank Tincher, preceded him in death.

A family service will be Monday at the Bryantsville Church of Christ with Warren Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project.

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

Donald D. “Don” Crane

June 26, 1929 — April 10, 2020

Donald D. “Don” Crane, 90, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Meadowood Health Pavilion.

Don was born on June 26, 1929 in Bloomington, Indiana the son of Ray and Vonda D. (Roberts) Crane. He was a 1948 graduate of Oolitic Commissioned High School. Don married Rose Moscato in August of 1968. Don and Rose made Bloomington their home, they spent 50 wonderful years together.

Don was a cook in the Army and was proud to be a US Army Veteran. He worked at Sarkes Tarzian in the machine shop, and for ATR Coil Company, and spent 35 years mowing both residential and commercial properties.

Don was active in his community and a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, and the Independent Order of Foresters. Don could often be found working outside, mowing and doing yard work. He enjoyed antique cars, riding motorcycles, and playing cards. He loved life and spending time with family and having fun.

Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Don was fondly known to his many nephews and nieces as uncle Donnie, taking them boating, water skiing, skating and sledding. He will be deeply missed.

Don is survived by his son, Jim Crane (Liz), two daughters Donna Newkirk- Schwartz (Andrew); Lisa Burnham (Dan); four grandchildren, Alexa Freeman – Crane, Daniel Burnham, Corri Newkirk, Holli Schwartz; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rose and five siblings.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. A private graveside service for the family will be held at the Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, Indiana.  Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

April 17, 2020

Linda Lou Hale

Feb. 13, 1948 — April 15, 2020

Linda Lou Hale, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 4:10 pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born February 13, 1948 in Mitchell, she was the daughter of George and Sally (Miller) Neal. She married Stephen Hale on September 23, 1972 and he survives. She was the co-owner of Hale’s Carriage House Furniture and a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen, of Bedford; a son, Danny J. Hale, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Emma L. Hale, of Bedford; a brother, Ronnie Neal and wife, Carol, of Bedford; three sisters, Mona Little and husband, LeRoy, of Mitchell, Sheila Luther, of Oolitic, and Shirley Neal, of Arnold, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

As per Linda’s request, there will be no funeral. There will be a Homecoming Celebration Service as soon as we are allowed to congregate.

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

Dwight Allen

Nov. 06, 1937 — April 16, 2020

Dwight Allen, 82, of Indianapolis, formerly Bedford, passed away on April 16, 2020 at Golden Living Center in Indianapolis.

Born November 6, 1937 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ray and Wilma (Wicker) Allen.

He married Carole Kopp on April 15, 1961 and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2018.

Dwight graduated from Shawswick High School. He was in the Army National Guard and retired from Martin Marietta in Indianapolis.

Surviving are his children, Jeff (Pam) Allen and Lisa Clark; grandchildren, Samantha Jo Clark, Todd Allen Clark, Joshua Allen, Ashley (Bryan) Stahl, Catherine (Levi) Caudill, Maria (Daulton) Anderson; four great-grandchild, Brinlee Caudill, Watson Caudill, Avery Stahl, Laney Anderson; one sister, Geneva Hilleke as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A private family service will be held on, Monday, April 20, 2020 with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

April 16, 2020

Jan Cheryl Fortner

Oct. 14, 1953 — April 15, 2020

Jan Cheryl Fortner, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at her residence after a long hard-fought battle with colorectal cancer.

Born Oct. 14, 1953, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Elmer “Tony” and Evelyn “Maxine” (Blackerby) Worley. She married Jerry Dean Fortner Feb. 24, 1978.

Jan retired as office manager for Dr. Danny Hall with 32 years of service. She was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship. Jan graduated from Mitchell High School in 1971 and enjoyed lunches with her high school friends.

Jan was a very kind, humble, nurturing and genuine soul to everyone. She was very graceful up to the time of passing. She devoted her life to caring for people she loved. She was extremely close to members of the Fortner family, and continued the Worley family tradition of quilting. She enjoyed a beautiful lawn, flowers and gardening. She loved being called, “Aunt” Jan.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Fortner of Bedford; daughter, Stephanie (Steven) Sipes of Mitchell; sisters, Rhonda (Tom) Harrell of Lexington, Kentucky, Wynola “Odie” (Verl) Taylor of Bedford, Chieta (Dale) Rightley of Ellettsville and Deb DeLong of Jacksonville, Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and extended family, Lindsey and Gavin Steele and Laney, Linkyn, and Truman.

Her parents; brother-in-law, Pete Tardiff; and parents-in-law, John and Blanche Fortner, preceded her in death.

A family service will be Saturday with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Johnnie Eugene Jenkins

Dec. 24, 1938 — April 14, 2020

Johnnie Eugene Jenkins, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born Dec. 24, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Henry Thomas and Lillie Mae (Box) Jenkins. He married Jetta Louise Williams July 8, 1961.

John retired from Lehigh Cement Plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had served as Sunday school superintendent, deacon, and choir member. John enjoyed singing, golfing, and was a sanctioned umpire. He was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Jetta Jenkins of Mitchell; son, Brian Scott (Amy) Jenkins of Mitchell; grandchildren, Megan Gunnells, Alyssa Cogwell, Sarah Jenkins and Daniel Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Brayden Cogwell, Braxton Cogwell, Carson Cogwell, Emerson Blackwell, Benson Blackwell and Zahra Gunnells; siblings, Joe (Mae) Jenkins of Bedford and Zella Rose of Los Angeles, California; and several nieces and nephews.

His father; mother, Lillie Mae Graham; and siblings, twin sister, Janet Eagan; Helen Cazee, Arthur Jenkins, Hubert Jenkins, Billy Dean Jenkins, Perry Jenkins, Alice Stearns, Leatha McCormick and Ethel Allen, preceded him in death.

Interment was Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

April 15, 2020

Cathy Jo (Phillips) McFarland

May 10, 1956 — April 13, 2020

Cathy Jo (Phillips) McFarland, 63, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, at her residence.

Born May 10, 1956, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Cecil Melton and Janet (Jenkins) Eagan. She married Steven Dwight McFarland June 3, 1994, and he preceded her in death Jan. 1, 2012.

Cathy was employed at Big Lots many years and was a member of Orleans Christian Church. She enjoyed being with her grandkids and watching their sports events. Cathy graduated from Bedford High School in 1974.

Survivors include her children, Michelle (Russell) Ingle of Orleans, Mary Ann (Larry) Knight of Orleans, JoAnn (Ryan) Nicholas of Orleans, Ashley (Wayne) Holt of Orleans, and Cody (Jenilee) White of Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Cameron and Gage Holt, R. J., Dustin, Brandon and Caleb Ingle, Autumn Grissom, Alyssa Fullen, Bryan, Brandon and Brooklyn Knight, John Luttrell, Breanna and Hanna Shaw, Conner, Nathaniel and Talecea Nicholas, Marleigh Richey, Mia and Belle White, Savannah McVicker and Mason White; great-grandchildren, Jada Wilder, Haizleigh Archer and Aria, Addison and Rose Ingle; and siblings, Mike Eagan of Bedford, Timmy (Cindy) Melton of Paoli, Rosemary (Boyd) Godsey of Bedford, Donna (Jeff) Richie of North Carolina, Tina (Mike) Beedie of Bedford, Diana Starr of Bedford, Lori Gorman of Bedford, Cindy (Rod) Curren of Mitchell and Tammy (Keith) Bowling of Orleans.

Her mother; husband; son, Michael White; and great-granddaughter, Braelyn Hendley, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be Thursday at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Mike Hester officiating. A memorial service will be at a later date with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating.

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

Ferunda G. Smith

June 19, 1949 — April 14, 2020

Ferunda G. Smith, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Westview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation.

Born June 19, 1949 in Monroe County, Indiana she was the daughter of Perry and Leona Martin. She married Ronnie Blackwell in 1965 and he passed in 1974.

Ferunda was a homemaker and of Christian faith.

Surviving are her daughter, Deanna (Eric) Thomas; three grandchildren, Natasha Noel, LaShona Smith, Erik (Companion, Tiffany and his ex-wife, Shannon McKnight-Thomas); 11 great-grandchildren, Makina Thomas, Justice Thomas, Jayden Thomas, Cayden Thomas, Payten Smith, Samara Smith, Braysen Thomas, Kameron Alender, Lily Thomas, Mila Thomas, Jaxe Thomas; one sister, Rose Moore; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Bill, Dean, Loniel, and Don Martin; three sisters, Maxine Martin, Kathleen Deckard, and Beulah Martin.

A private family graveside will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery with Phil Thorne officiating.

Memorial contributions in memory of Ferunda, may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Herschell Mitchell Keithley

Sept. 06, 1950 — April 13, 2020

Herschell Mitchell Keithley, 69, of Springville, passed away peacefully Monday April 13 at home with his family and his fur baby, Angel.

Born September 6, 1950 to Max Keithley and Dorothy (Davis) Keithley. He married Zella Sue who preceded him in death. He was a retired Over The Road truck driver and a garden enthusiast.

He is survived by his children; Landon Keithley, Melissa (Keithley) Shake, Christy (Edward) Burns and Tony (Storm) White; grandchildren, Mariah Wilson, Mason Wilson, Emmayln Keithley, Jasper Keithley, Cory (Cheyenne) Caudill, Keisha Ritcher, James White, Brandon White, Jasmine White; great-grandson Arthur James White; siblings, Marion Ely, Diana Lee and Brian Keithley; several nieces and nephews.

Mitch’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Suzanna Rhea Wendling

Dec. 29, 1946 — April 05, 2020

Suzanna Rhea Wendling, 73, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at her residence.

Born December 29, 1946, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Frank and Rosemary (Messer) Newkirk.

She had been manager of a Denny’s Restaurant in Tennessee. Suzanna loved crafts and sewing; she was a professional seamstress for 16 years. Suzanna was a people person and took great pleasure in helping others.

Surviving are her partner, Ronald McCullough of Mitchell, husband, John Wendling of Cohutta, Georgia, son, Hiram Wendling.

Her parents preceded her in death. Cremation was chosen with no service.

April 14, 2020

John Lloyd Chambers

March 25, 1945 — April 12, 2020

John Lloyd Chambers, 75, of Norman, passed away April 12, 2020 at his residence.

Born March 25, 1945 in Bloomington, Indiana he was the son of Roy O. Chambers and Goldene (Terrell) Chambers.

John worked at RCA for 34 years and several years at IU. He was a member of Norman Community Church and a farmer. John farmed hay, soybeans, and corn. He collected guns and coins. John was known for being a real character. He always invited people into his home and was a father figure to many people.

Surviving are his daughter, Lora (Keith) Frazier; his companion, Sue Parsons; grandchildren, Jonathan “Joey” (Holli) Patton, Zachary Frazier, Emily Frazier, Brandi (Adam) Chambers-Mishler; great-grandchildren, Lily and Ava Scott; brother, Layton (Candy) Chambers; sisters, Roslyn (Larry) Perry and Joanne (Chuck) Warner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roy Dale Chambers; and brother, Harold Chambers.

A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Rev. Don Hawkins officiating.

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

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

Clinton A. Roberts

Oct. 18, 1930 — April 12, 2020

Clinton A. Roberts age 89 of French Lick passed away on Sunday April 12, 2020 at 5:30 Pm at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

He was born in Orange County on October 18, 1930 to Clinton E. Roberts and Ella M. (Garloch) Roberts. He married Violet Holt and she survives.

Clinton was a veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired factory worker and a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., and D.A.V.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Roberts of French Lick, one son, Tony Lee Roberts of Loogootee, one step-son, Ronnie Jones of French Lick, two sisters, Deborah Smith of Shoals and Judy Wilson of Liberty, Kentucky, several grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Peggy J. Hinkle, children, Eugene Jones, Kenny Ray Jones, Connie Duncan, Sandra VanMeter and Donna Hall

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date, a memorial service will be held at a later date due to the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 virus

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements

Beverly (Conley) Tanksley

Oct. 03, 1949 — March 04, 2020

Beverly (Conley) Tanksley, formerly of Mitchell, passed away on March 4, 2020, in Florida, where she had been living with her Mom for the past six years.

Born Oct. 3, 1949, in Greene County, she was the daughter of James and Bea Conley. She married Michael Stephen Smith in April 1967. He was killed in Vietnam in March 1968. She married David Tanksley in June 1969. He passed in April 2008.

Surviving are her mother, Bea Conley of Florida; daughter, Jamie (Chris) Fielder of Bloomfield; son, Richard (Renee) Tanksley of Bloomington. She was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Her dad, James, and brother, Larry, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

James W. Corbin

Jan. 11, 1956 — April 11, 2020

Mr. James W. Corbin age 64, of Salem passed away Saturday at his home.

Mr. Corbin was born January 11, 1956 in Columbia, Kentucky the son of Woodruff and Rachel Corbin.

He is survived by two daughters: Jennifer Mayfield of Jeffersonville, and Amy Paradis of New York, a brother: Terry Corbin of Salem, five sisters: Lavon Chastain, Lois Johnson, and Maxine Corbin, and Brenda Leibert all of Salem, Helen Weddel of Medora, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Trish Dickey and his parents.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Weathers Funeral Home.

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

Lloyd Morton Moore

Nov. 29, 1941 — April 10, 2020

Mr. Lloyd Morton Moore died in his home on April 10, 2020, in Salem, Indiana, at the age of 78.

Lloyd Moore is survived by his siblings: Merlin Moore of Alabama, and Tom Moore of Indiana, his children: Danny and Kenny Moore, both of whom reside in Indiana. Lloyd had nine grandchildren: Bridget Rubio Martinez, Brittany Fraze, Danniel Walters, Ruth Moore, Danny Moore Jr., James Moore, Keely Davidson, Jacob Howell, and Damien Miller, and twelve great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Walters, Alexis Walters, Dylan Walters, Haylee Rubio Martinez, MaryMar Rubio Martinez, Davion Rubio Martinez, Allie Moore, Ava Moore, Bentley Moore, Whitley Moore, Kate Howell, and Roselynn Howell.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents: Golden and Margret Moore, his loving wife: Tawnea “Mae” Moore, siblings: Golden (JR), Rodney, Marvin, Bob, Sue, Martha, Mike and Ronnie and his daughter: Melinda Moore.

Lloyd Moore was born November 29, 1941, to Golden and Margret Moore. He graduated from Borden High School. Shortly after graduating, he joined the military, serving multiple tours in Vietnam, where he earned the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and two overseas bars. He was Honorably discharged from the military in July of 1984. He married Tawnea “Mae, in 1976. He worked in factories for most of his adult life. Over the next twenty-five years, the couple welcomed three children into their home. His children remember him as a hardworking father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

He was a dedicated individual who loved spending time with his ever-growing family and who was passionate about teaching his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids different traits such as baking, cooking, woodwork, and many other skills. He loved showing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to cook, bake and garden.

A service is scheduled for immediate family only, with a memorial service at a later date for all wishing to attend.

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

Paul Ellis Cooke

March 02, 1940 — April 12, 2020

Mr. Paul Ellis Cooke, age 80, of Salem, passed away Sunday, April 12 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.

Mr. Cooke was born March 2, 1940 in Salem the son of Walter and Gladys Simpson Cooke. He was a farmer and a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church.

Paul is survived by his wife: Shirley Thomas Cooke. They were married June 18, 1961. He is also survived by two sons: Bruce Cooke (Susie) of Salem and Mark Cooke (Melissa) of Salem, a daughter: Sherry Gore (Mike) of Pekin, a sister: Carolyn James of Brownsburg, Indiana, 6 grandchildren: Logan Gore (Chloe), Melody Mount (Daniel), Heather Churchman (Tyler), Tiffany Cooke, Peyton Cooke, and Ethan Cooke, and a great-grandchild: Riley Mount.

Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

The family asks that any expressions of syrmpathy go to the Bunker Hill Cemetery fund. These donations can be sent to: Bunker Hill Christian Church at 11499 E. State Rd. 160, Salem, IN 47167, in memory of Paul Cooke.

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

Charles Jackson “Jack” Ray

March 06, 1938 — April 12, 2020

Charles Jackson “Jack” Ray, 82 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Sunday April 12, 2020 at IU Hospice House in Bloomington Indiana. He was born March 6, 1938 in Paoli, Indiana to Rex Harold and Sylvia Padgett Ray.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Rex Ray, and sister Marjorie Andis.

Charles loved roller skating and was the owner of a skating rink in English and Shoals Indiana. He retired from Moon Freight Lines and worked most of his life as a truck driver or on the pipeline.

His favorite saying is “Tomorrow will be a better day”.

Survivors include: Brothers: William (Maggie) Ray of Bedford, Indiana, Michael (Liz) Ray of Deputy, Indiana, Donald (Marcella) Ray of Paoli, Indiana, Danny (Kathy) Ray of Salem, Indiana, Robert (Sue) Ray of Paoli, Indiana, Sisters: Shirley Kendall of West Baden, Indiana, Nina (Robert) Moffatt of Paoli, Indiana, Mary (Farley) Collins of South Haven, Indiana, Uncle Billy Padgett, Aunt Madge Padgett and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive Charles Jackson “Jack” Ray.

Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

April 13, 2020

Sheila Lorene Dorsett

June 29, 1926 — April 11, 2020

Sheila Lorene Dorsett, 93, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 29, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry Clinton and Clarissie Belle (Hagemier) Carroll. She married Harry Hardin “Sonny” Dorsett Jan. 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death May 25, 2013.

Sheila was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and the Westminster Guild. Sheila graduated from North Vernon High School.

Survivors incude her daughter, Christina (Larry) Brown of Mitchell; son, Kippie Jo (Vanessa) Dorsett of Mitchell; grandchildren, Melissa (Steve) Deer, Rebecca Mason, Tracy (Rick) Spurgeon, Jerad (Toni) Emmons and Scott (Heather) Blanton; great grandchildren, Joshua (Katie) Deer, Nathan Deer, Cole Mason, Logan Mason, Ryan, Nicholas and Hunter Spurgeon, and Cora and Evelyn Blanton; great-great granddaughter, Eliza Deer; sister, Patricia (Don) Kerber of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; son, Harry Clinton “Butch” Dorsett; and siblings, Flaura Jane Dumond, Jessie Colleen Gerkin and Wallace Clinton Carroll, preceded her in death.

Burial was Monday, April 13, in Mitchell Cemetery. A memorial service will be at a later date.

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

Robert Leon Williams

June 02, 1929 — April 07, 2020

Robert Leon Williams, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

He was born June 2, 1929, to John Paul and Edna Marie (Parrish) Williams in Orleans, Indiana. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1947.

Leon married Wanda Gayle Hottle on Sept.22, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2011.

Leon worked at Carpenter Body Works for several years before becoming a carpenter in the area. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Laura Emily Bobbitt.

Leon is survived by a sister, Evelyn M. Pinnick-Wild of Longmont, Colorado, a brother, Harold Williams (Lynn) of Brighton, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at a later date.

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

Mary G. Lane

March 12, 1919 — April 11, 2020

Mary G. Lane was born March 12, 1919 in Tateville, Kentucky to John and Emma Stigall.

Her first husband, Donald Gilbert preceded her in death in 1948. They had one son, George W. Gilbert (Sonjia) of Syracruse, Indiana. Mary married the love of her life, Loren D. Lane on July 28, 1949. They shared 64 years together and had three children, Linda Narvell (Vernie) of Salem, Nancy Dorsett (Paul), and John Lane (Mary) of Bedford. They also raised a niece Lisa Stigall Nolan (Mark).

A faithful member of Englewood Baptist Church for 67 years, Mary enjoyed teaching Sunday School and VBS. She was also member of the Ladies Missionary Society, served on the dinner committee and sang in the choir. Mary worked at Central Foundry and sold AVON for several years. She was always proud of her garden and liked to can, freeze and share her produce with others.

Mary’s 100th birthday party in 2019 was very special and fun. She enjoyed seeing over 120 people visit her.

Her daughter-in-law, Mary was a great help taking her for hair cuts and doctor visits. She would come for supper on Sunday evenings, work puzzles and listen to Grace Full Gospel Church services.

Mary’s cousin, Darlene Cobb and a friend Mrs. Deckard would make visits to area nursing homes, eating out and they all enjoyed the Friday night get togethers with friends, food and good old Christian singing.

Wanda Vaught helped Mary with her household chores and became a very good friend.

Mary loved her family, she had eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Loren; a son, John and four brothers, Sam Stigall, Webster Stigall, Fount Stigall (Mildred) and James Stigall; one sister, Dolly House and three infant siblings that passed at birth.

A private family service will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 with Pastor David Ferry and Pastor Stephen Carter officiating. Burial will be at Beech Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Englewood Baptist Church in her honor.

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

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

Timothy H. Gray

Oct. 08, 1953 — April 09, 2020

Timothy H. Gray, 66, of Orleans, passed away at 10:20 PM on April 9, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington.

He was born October 8, 1953 in Salem, Indiana, the son of Herschel and Maxine (Ruthaford) Gray. He married Carlotta (Dillard) Gray on September 1, 1972 and she survives. Timothy retired from the Orange County Highway Department.

He is survived by his wife, Carlotta of Orleans; one brother, Donnie Gray of Salem; one daughter, Misty Gray (Troy Brackett) of Orleans; one son, Timothy (Maryanah) Gray of Orleans; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

Cremation was chosen with no services.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of these arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Maurice H. Howe

Sept. 27, 1937 — April 10, 2020

Maurice H. Howe, 82, of Orleans, passed away at 2:00 AM on April 10, 2020 at Mitchell Manor.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1937 in Christian County, Illinois, the son of Donald M. and Freeda (Campbell) Howe. He was an active member of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by one cousin, David Smith of Pike County, Ohio and his church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 13, 2020 at Rising Sun Cemetery.

A memorial service will be at the Orleans Church of the Nazarene at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Church of the Nazarene.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

William H. Bunch

Dec. 10, 1946 — April 11, 2020

William H. Bunch, 73, of Williams, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at his residence.

Born December 10, 1946 in Bedford, he was the son of Thomas H. and Patricia I. (Dalton) Bunch. He married Delorise A. Keith on July 1, 1965 and she survives. He was a machinist employed at Otis Elevator for thirty-four years and retired as an inventory specialist at NWSC Crane after twelve years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Delorise, of Williams; four sons, William K. Bunch, of Columbus, IN, Kevin W. Bunch and wife, Tonya, of Springville, Lance S. Bunch and wife, Kristen, of Bloomington, and Mark H. Bunch, of Williams; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Bell and husband, Ron, and Kathy Owen, all of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Bunch.

Private services are scheduled with Aaron Poole officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery. Private visitation is scheduled.

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

Sherri Jayne Campbell

Feb. 24, 1949 — April 07, 2020

Sherri Jayne Campbell, 71, was born in Paoli Indiana on February 24, 1949 to Charles Lawrence and Frances (Radcliff) Williams. She joined them and an older sister, Virginia Ann Williams, in Heaven Tuesday April 7, 2020. Coming from a Masonic family, Sherri was very proud of being a 50-year member of Eastern Star and a Past Worthy Matron of Franklin OES.

Sherri loved children and is well remembered by many of those she taught as preschoolers in Indianapolis, fifth graders in New Whiteland, and freshmen at IUPUI. Like many IU Alumni, she was an avid basketball and football fan. Sherri was often seen in her IU gear around her residents at Compass Park (Indiana Masonic Home).

Sherri’s life is lovingly celebrated by her daughter Amanda Jayne Jones (Jerry), grandchildren; Shane Spurgeon, Franklin IN, Karly Snow, DeLand FL, Hailey Shelton and Andrew Shelton, Franklin IN, and 1 Great-Grandchild, Zaden Spurgeon, Indianapolis IN.

Survivors include her Daughter: Amanda & Jerry Jones of Franklin, Indiana, Brothers: Charles Lawrence (Larry) Jr. & Gletta Williams of Salem, Indiana, Robert “Bob” & Lucy Williams of Hardinsburg, Indiana, Sherri is also survived by 4 nephews, 1 niece, and 10 great nephews and nieces.

Sherri’s life is also celebrated by 2 friends of many years, Martha Winn and Sue Koch.

Visitation and funeral services for Sherri have been limited to private family only. Interment will be at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 10 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have the funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

John Chambers

John Chambers, 75, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 12. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Harold Warner

Harold Warner, 78, of Bedford, died Saturday, April 11. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 12, 2020

Brenda Kay Dorsett

Aug. 22, 1943 — April 07, 2020

Brenda Kay Dorsett, 76, of Bloomington, IN, passed away peacefully April 7, 2020 at Garden Villa, Bloomington, IN.

Brenda was born August 22, 1943 to Harold and Lela (Chastain) Wood of Mitchell, IN.

Brenda met the love of her life, John Dorsett, and they married in November 1964. Brenda was an active member of Northside Christian Church and previously attended Eastview Church of the Nazarene. Brenda enjoyed sewing, playing cards with John, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband, John; daughters: Deborah Kelp of Bloomington, IN, Leslie (Kelly) Abel of Bloomington, IN; her brother Ronald (Peggy) Wood of Terre Haute, IN; her loving grandchildren: Zachary Kelp, McKayla Kelp, Addyson Kelp, Tyler (Christy) Abel, Kaci Abel (Max van der Klaauw), Mallory (Andrew) Hinkle, Jordan Evans, and Charlie Abel; great-grandchildren Zayden Kelp, Izayah Noblitt, Blaine Minton, Axel Shephard, Miles and Levi Kelp, Mady and Logan Morrow, Hannah, Bella, and Jackson Abel, Caiden Hinkle, and Catharina Claire van der Klaauw; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and her daughter Kimberly Kay Dorsett of Bloomington.

Brenda will be sadly missed by so many people in the community and whose lives she touched through the years of work and volunteering in Bloomington.

Private services will be observed by the family with a Celebration of Life planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Brenda’s honor to the charity of your choice or mailed directly to Northside Christian Church 3993 N Prow Rd, Bloomington, IN 47408.

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

Leslie “Les” Ray

Aug. 19, 1925 — April 10, 2020

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Leslie “Les” Ray, loving husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 94 at IU Hospice House. He was born August 19, 1925, in Sullivan, Indiana to Homer and Goldie (Lund) Ray.

Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Smit of Florida, and Kathy Ray of Bloomington. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife of 56 years, Rosemary L. Ray, and a sister, Maxine Weathers.

Les attended Indiana University, where he played basketball for one season. College was interrupted to serve in the Pacific with the Army Air Corps during WWII. His undergraduate schooling was completed at the University of Nevada, where he also played basketball. In later years he completed a Doctorate in School Administration at Indiana University.

His occupations were teaching, coaching, and school administration. He remained passionate about basketball all his life, and was a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Les was known for his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. He always treated everyone the same. Les enjoyed attending Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, going out to eat, and spending time with his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Donald R. Weller

Feb. 24, 1966 — March 31, 2020

Donald R. Weller, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 leaving behind family, loved ones and many people whose lives he touched

Born February 24, 1966 in Shaker Heights, OH, he graduated from Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT. in 1985, Hobart College, Geneva, NY in 1991 and earned his Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University in 1993. In 1995 Don moved to Bloomington, IN to pursue his Ph.D. at Indiana University, graduating in 2002 with his Ph.D. in psychology.

After earning a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University, Don worked in Syracuse, NY at ARISE, an Independent Living Center for Individuals with Disabilities, as a youth counselor supporting young people with disabilities as they made the transition from high school to adult life. His next job was at ENABLE as an Employment Consultant supporting individuals with disabilities in finding and keeping employment. From early on in Don’s career through his last working days he was always focused on helping others and improving their lives.

While living in Bloomington, IN, and over the course of his career as a psychologist, he opened a private practice counseling families, children, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He was also the psychologist at the College Internship Program, a school for youth with developmental disabilities, as well as part time Jail Diversion Coordinator for the Monroe County Correctional Center. In 2014, Don became the first full-time psychologist for the Monroe County Correctional Center.

During his life in Bloomington, Don served as a member of the Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility, board member of Abilities Unlimited and the Family Service Association/Mental Health Alliance. In the last year, Don worked as a volunteer giving his time and support to the Made Up Mind (M.U.M), an organization in Bloomington that provides services to formerly incarcerated individuals.

On June 21, 2003, after being a couple since 1993, Don married the love of his life, Mary Held. They met while in school at Syracuse University and were a dynamic duo who faced everything together as a team. They captured the gifts that each day offered and were honestly meant for each other. They shared the same passions of cooking, gardening, nature, their home, family and supporting the lives of individuals with disabilities. Their relationship was husband and wife, best friends and biggest supporters of each other. A true love story.

Don had a special way about him and was always present. He chose meaningful work, always with the intent of helping others to discover and become their best selves. He never met a person he wouldn’t help and was willing to listen to those who needed it the most. Don was thoughtful and always put others needs before his own. He was kind, patient, had empathy for others, loved to laugh and one of the strongest men on the face of the earth. He lived for his family, loved listening to music (especially the Grateful Dead) and watching every sport known to mankind.

Don was a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities always working to ensure that Bloomington, IN was accessible to folks who used wheelchairs. He was a teacher, he loved children’s curiosity about his wheelchair and service dog Lorenzo. He always took the time to let others know that it was okay to be a person with a disability and that using a wheelchair was just the way he got around.

From September 1989, when Don had a bike accident that left him with quadriplegia, he was determined to never look back. His strong belief was when faced with a challenge, we should keep moving forward. That is what he would want us to do now. So, in the words of the Grateful Dead “Love will see you through” and “Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile”.

A celebration of Don’s life will be planned as soon as our world allows us to all come together.

Don’s family asks that, instead of flowers, you make a memorial donation in his name to Canine Companions for Independence. Throughout his life, Don had one of these wonderful assistance dogs by his side (Expo, Luna and currently Lorenzo). They provided independence, confidence and great joy for Don and were truly an extension of him. You may do this in two ways:

Online:
https://www.cci.org/donate/
Choose Honor & Memorial Gifts
Click on Donate
Click on In Memory Of and write in Donald Weller

By USPS write:
Canine Companions for Independence
P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
State that your contribution is made in memory of Donald Weller

Don is survived by his wife of 17 years, Mary Held of Bloomington, IN; parents Russell and Dianne Weller of Northbrook, IL. & Palm City, FL; sister Debbie Weller of Chicago, IL; Mary’s children Hannah Held of New York City, NY and Josh Held and his family (wife Michelle and three children Makayla, AJ & Darian) of Ellettsville, IN. Two aunts, Debbie Appel and Marilyn Elliott and his four cousins and their families.

Don is preceded in death by his grandparents Donald and Helen Jones, Russell and Dorothy Weller and his uncles, Harold Elliot and Dr. Theodore Appel.

Donna Delores Lawyer

June 01, 1939 — April 09, 2020

Donna Delores Lawyer, 80, of Bloomington died Thursday, April 9, 2020 in her daughter’s home. She was born June 1, 1939 in Mumfordsville, Kentucky to Gail Lawson and Gertrude Wilson Lawson. She was retired from Centox Cleaners.

Survivors include her three daughters, Dana Conway of Bedford, Rhonda (John) Thomas of Guthrie and Pam Lawyer of Bloomington; five siblings, Clint Eastwood of Unionville, Mary Fitzpatrick of Bloomington, Jay (Kathy) Lawson of Indianapolis, Evelyn Lawson of Bloomington and Shirley Arthur of Bloomington; eleven grandchildren, Randall Hillenburg, Ashley Hillenburg, Keith Bryan Willoughby, Russell Willoughby, Rachel Abram, Odessa Ault, Kylah Dunigan, Heather Paton, Chris Sherrill, Kevin Sherrill and Travis Burton; 38 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Leroy Lawyer, Sr.; a daughter, Debra Lawyer; a son Russell Leroy Lawyer, Jr.; four siblings, Clarence Lawson, Marvin Lawson, Ginny Fisher and Dorothy Lawson; and four grandchildren, Michael Maxey, Charlie Elliott, Ryan Dunigan and Natalie Storms.

Donna was a member of House of Prayer, Ellettsville. During her lifetime she had worked at Leonard’s Linen Service, Mechanics Laundry and Centox Cleaners as a seamstress, after retiring she went back to work as cook for various nursing homes but she always loved spending time with her family.

Private graveside services will be held at Valhalla Memory Gardens with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Agatha “Gay” Jellema Peterson

Agatha “Gay” Jellema Peterson of Montague, Michigan, 93, died peacefully on April 8, 2020.

The daughter of William Harry and Frances (Peters) Jellema, she is survived by two sisters, Mary (Ray) Cornell and Trudy (Joseph) Schulze; brother, Jon (Betsy) Jellema; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen (Bill) Miller; five children, William Jon (Patricia) Peterson, Mark Stephen (Dolly) Peterson, Jacquelyn Joyce (Jeffrey) Haroldson, Michael Berend Peterson and Eric John Peterson; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Gay was preceded in death by her husband John (Jack) Peterson; and by two brothers, Dirk and Bill.

A graduate of Bloomington (Indiana) High School and Calvin College, Gay taught as an elementary teacher for a number of years, including in a one-room school, and later she taught adult education.

For each of her children and grandchildren, as well as her relatives and many friends, Gay modeled love, independence, humor, patience and humility. She was a woman who found joy in living, in nature, the outdoors, Lake Michigan. Gay was a great storyteller and fond of embellishment. She was also a lover of animals who taught all her nephews and nieces to ride horses and later taught handicapped students to ride. Gay was a longtime member of LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church.

There will be a private burial, and a Celebration of Life will occur in the LaGrave Chapel this summer. In light of the needs created by Covid-19, the family suggests that Memorial contributions be made to doctorswithoutborders.org

April 11, 2020

Madge Noreen Trambaugh

June 09, 1947 — April 10, 2020

Madge Noreen Trambaugh age 72, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehab Center.

She was born June 9, 1947 in Martin County to Willard J. and Libby (Swayze) Trambaugh. She was a graduate of Shoals High School and was previously employed by Perfect Fit Shirt Factory in Loogootee. She enjoyed reading, flowers, birds and the Christmas Season.

Survivors include one brother, Clyde Steven Trambaugh of Loogootee; one nephew, Bryant (Amy) Trambaugh of Loogootee; one great niece, Kayla Trambaugh of Indianapolis, and two great nephews, Carson Trambaugh of Loogootee and Coen Trambaugh of Loogootee.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law, Linda Trambaugh.

Private services will be held for the family with burial in the Mt. Union Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Connie Sue Rollins

Aug. 23, 1958 — April 09, 2020

Connie Sue Rollins, 61, of Bedford passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence.

Born August 23, 1958 in Bedford she was the daughter of Heber and Mary (Wade) Clouse. She married Tom Rollins on September 23, 1979 and he survives.

She graduated from Shawswick High School in 1976 and went on to graduate from Vincennes University. Connie was an office manager and accountant for White River Lodge. She was a lifetime member of Mundell Christian Church. Connie absolutely loved her grandkids and her dog, Tinkerbell.

Surviving are her husband, Tom; children, Michael Rollins, Josh (Amanda) Rollins, Laura (Gabe) George, Lisa Skeen; grandchildren, Cameron, Carson and Carter Rollins, Isaiah and Mara George, Baiden, Kinnaman and Calvin Skeen, Gunner Niemi; niece, Cassie Davidson; one brother, Thomas Clouse; and one sister, Janet Clouse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Cadence Rollins, and one brother, David Clouse.

A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Mundell Cemetery with John Wisley officiating.

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

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

Marilyn S. Prather

Marilyn S. Prather of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away on April 5, 2020.

She was born in Vincennes to Louis and Josephine (Cabasier)) Hunkler. She was a member of the Old Cathedral Church and graduated from Sr. Rose Academy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Robert Prather; her parents; three brothers; and eight sisters.

She is survived by sons, David, Doug and wife Julia, all of Bedford, and Mike of Palm Harbor, Florida; granddaughter, Jessica and Donnie Geroge, great-grandson, Blake, and great-granddaughters, Maddison and Lillian, all of Elletsville; grandson, James “J.T.” of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Nancy Ditsler of the Villages, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

The arrangements by the National Cremation Society.

Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

Nancy Carol (Stough) Bartley

July 21, 1939 — April 06, 2020

Nancy Carol (Stough) Bartley, a resident of Sarasota, Florida, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on April 6, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 80.

Nancy was born July 21, 1939, in Spencer, to Ralph and Geraldine Stough who resided in Bedford for many years. In May 1958, she married Robert L. Bartley who preceded her in death in 2017.

She is survived by her two sons, Mark Bartley (Terri) of Underwood and John Bartley (Julie) of Sarasota, Florida; a granddaughter, Jessica Harrison (David) of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Myra Henry of Shelbyville; along with nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David.

Nancy spent much of her adult life as a registered nurse. She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, reading and spending time with friends and family. She loved the Lord and looked to him for her salvation from this world of disease and suffering.

Future memorial services will be held at later dates to be determined in both Sarasota, Florida and Bedford, where she will be interred at Beech Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and other gifts, please offer your condolences in the form of contributions in her memory to: Ascension Lutheran Church 800 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, Florida, 34232.

Kenneth W. Ratliff, Jr.

May 11, 1958 — April 10, 2020

Kenneth W. Ratliff, Jr., 61 of Bedford died at 11:08 am on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 11, 1958 in Bedford he was the son of Kenneth W. Ratliff, Sr. and Sharon K. (Terrell) Ratliff. He was a self-employed contractor, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include: a son, Kenneth W. Ratliff, III and his wife Cassie of Bedford; a daughter, Asia Ratliff of Bedford; his parents, Kenneth and Sharon Ratliff; two grandsons: Daytin Taylor and Emry Caudill; a sister, LeAnn Fish and husband Rennie of Bedford; a niece, Sarah Wolfred and her husband William of Carmel; a great niece, Emma Wolfred; Homer Terrell, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kenneth’s wishes were to be cremated.

Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

April 10, 2020

Pamela “Pam” Oldham

March 01, 1967 — April 09, 2020

Pamela “Pam” Oldham, 53, of Oolitic, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 1, 1967 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of John and Patty (Carr) Moore.  She married Michael Oldham on October 22, 1987 and he survives.

Pam was a graduate of Bloomington South High School Class of 1985.  She was of the Nazarene faith and a member of Bunco Club.

Pam was the owner of Pam’s Sewing & Alterations in Bedford. She loved spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews along with BNL Marching Stars.  Pam absolutely loved her cats, particularly Watson.

Surviving are her husband, Michael; daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Alex) Mason; son, Tristen Oldham; step-brothers, Gary (Jan) Whaley, Scott Terrell, Kurt Shifflett, Chris Shifflett, Nick Shifflett; half-sister, Sherry Jones; one sister, Regina (Bruce) Kelly; one brother, Rocky (Kathy) Carr; step-mother, Mary Moore; step-sister, Dionne Shifflett; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, John; mother, Patty; and one sister, Rosanna Reid.

A private family service will be held with Rev. Dick Henderson and Rev. Russell Elkins officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society in memory of Pam.

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

Angela Marie Trambaugh

Feb. 16, 1968 — April 09, 2020

Angela Marie Trambaugh, 52, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at her residence.

Born February 16, 1968, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Steven Dee Powell and Sherlene (Dillon) Langley. She married Brian Edward Trambaugh December 17, 1988.

Angela previously owned the Old Buggy Buffet and spent years there. She enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, and loved her animals.

Surviving are her husband; Brian Trambaugh of Mitchell, stepfather; Ivan Langley of Bowling Green, daughters; Stephanie Nicole Trambaugh of Mitchell, Amanda Renay (Victor) Klopfenstein of Fort Wayne, granddaughter; Penelope Jane Klopfenstein, sisters; Rebecca Hope Nelson of Poland, Kelly Dee Workman of Bowling Green, nieces and nephews; Melyssa Jo Nelson, Ferrin Victoria (Clark) Blakely, Dylan Fisher Workman, great niece and nephew; Maddix Benjamin Blakely and Amelia Kaye Blakely.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with a family celebration of life at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared with family and friends at chastainfuneralhome.com

Tony Howard Kline

May 27, 1956 — April 08, 2020

Tony Howard Kline age 63 of Mitchell passed away on April 8, 2020 at 3:21 PM at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on May 27, 1956 to Albert Kline and Phyllis (Umphress) Kline. Tony married Stacy Faubion on March 21, 2000 and she survives.

Tony previously had worked as a mechanic and in construction but had been disabled for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Stacy Kline of Mitchell, his mother, Phyllis Kline of Bedford, his children, Christy Kline of Bedford, Bradley (Heather) Holmes of Bedford, Dane (Whitney) Fountain of Mitchell and Ky (Amanda) Fountain of Bedford, nine grandchildren, Austin Holmes, Katelyn Holmes, Autumn Holmes, Korbyn Kline, Wyatt Sowders, Rilynn Fountain, Gatlin Fountain, Eleanor Fountain and Clint Fountain, two great grandchildren, Alexandria and Logan, one brother, Mike (Donetta) Kline of Bedford, two sisters, Sherry (Rick) Floyd of Crothersville and Teresa (Terry) Blevins of Crothersville.

Tony was preceded in death by his father and twin brother, Robert in infancy.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of his life at a later date, due to the restrictions in place because of Covid-19

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements

April 09, 2020

James Melvin Sons

June 27, 1937 — April 07, 2020

James Melvin Sons, a resident of Fort Wayne, IN since 2002, left this world on April 7, 2020. Born in Bedford, IN on June 27, 1937 he married the love of his life, Sondra Kay (Lewis) Sons in 1955. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this October.

James was honorably discharged from the Indiana National Guard and as a Reserve of the United States Army in 1958. He retired from Brunner Engineering & Manufacturing/Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. as a welder in 1997.

James was an outstanding husband, encouraging father, and proud grandfather. He never met a stranger, had an infectious smile, loved purple martins, watching his grandson play soccer, a well-manicured lawn, helping others, and was everyone’s favorite neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his father Virgil “Buck” and mother Ruby Sons, two brothers, and six sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Sondra, daughter Jami (Robert Todd) Beard, and grandson Reid Beard of Fort Wayne, IN. Sisters-in-law Carol Scherschel and Patti Lewis, many nieces and nephews and his rescue dog Rambo. We want to thank many friends and family that supported us.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, there will a private family graveside service Friday afternoon at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford with Pastor Phil Thorne Officiating. Arrangements are by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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

Sherry Lynn Adams

June 25, 1960 — April 05, 2020

Sherry Lynn Adams died this past Sunday morning, April 5, 2020, after battling a chronic illness for many years. She will be greatly missed for her unique sense of humor, kind heart and open mind.

Born June 25, 1960, she was gifted with a great personality and lovely looks. Sherry Lynn won the hearts of many family and friends with her spunky attitude towards life.

Sherry leaves behind three daughters- Michelle Killey, Danielle Ellis and Lauren Barrett and two sons- Christopher Deckard and Matthew Deckard and her long-time companion Mark Bundy and dogs Ted & Bear. She is survived by sisters Robin Woody, Peach Becker, Sharon Sellers and Terry Lemm and granddaughters, grandsons, nieces and nephews.

She joined her mother Marjorie Cavett, father Danny Ellis, and brothers Danny Dee Ellis and David Ellis in Heaven when she passed.

Friends and family may express condolences on www.daycarter.com.

Shelby “Joann” Lockhart

July 23, 1948 — April 07, 2020

Shelby “Joann” Lockhart, 71 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Tuesday April 7, 2020 at Baptist Floyd Hospital. She was born July 23, 1948 in Paoli, Indiana as an only child of Maxine Emogene Busick and Charles Austin Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Shelby was a retired cosmetologist of 36 years; she spent 7 years at Haircrafters, and in 1989, she became the co-owner of Hair Affair where she finished her hair dressing years.

Joann was a member of the VFW Post 8302 Auxiliary.

Survivors include her Son; Terry & Christine Lockhart, Daughter; Amy Lockhart Morris, Grandchildren; Ryan Weddle, Allison Lockhart, Taylor Lockhart, Destany Lewis, and one Great-Granddaughter that is due in July 2020.

Cremation was chosen.

Due to the CDC guideline we must follow regarding the COVID-19, the Celebration of Life will be set at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations for seniors through Paoli Community Outreach Fund.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Robert Keane Jr.

June 10, 1929 — April 07, 2020

Robert Keane, Jr., 90, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at his residence.

Born June 10, 1929, in Mitchell, he was the son of Robert Nathaniel and Dorothy (Denny) Keane, Sr. He married Anne Ruth Baker June 4, 1952.

Bob had been employed at Roberts Brass and was a former custodian at Mitchell Junior High School. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947 and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he played baseball and basketball.

Bob was founder of the Mitchell Little League and also umpired games. Cincinnati Reds was his favorite team. Bob was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and enjoyed yard work and gardening.

Surviving are his wife; Anne Keane of Mitchell, daughter; Vanessa (Tom) Brooks of Mitchell, 2 grandchildren, siblings; Margaret Wood of Mitchell, Marvin Lee Keane of Salem, Linda Kay Terry of Mitchell, and Sue Blackerby of Mitchell.

His parents and son, Brian Keane, preceded him in death.

Burial was Wednesday, April 8, in Mitchell Cemetery.   A memorial service will be at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

April 08, 2020

Jackie Lee Brown

May 27, 1951 — April 05, 2020

Jackie Lee Brown, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at his home on April 5, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was 68.

Jack entered this life on May 27, 1951, in Bedford, Indiana. He was the loving son of Harley R. and Marcella (McPherson), Brown. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School Class of 1969, and after graduation, he joined the US Air Force becoming a Missile Maintenance Engineer. On July 22, 1972, at Medora Christian Church he was united in marriage to Terris (Sipes) Brown. This union of over 47 years was blessed with a daughter, Stacy Leigh.

Jack was a devoted husband and father. He was a member of Medora Christian Church. Jack would also visit other churches to hear the different tellings of scripture.

Jack spent his weekends racing his car at the local area dirt track enduro races or out riding motorcycles. In the wintertime, he would cut and gather wood for local widows.

Surviving to share Jack’s memories are his wife, Teri, a brother Steve Brown and his wife Sandy of Bedford; a sister Lynn Baughman and her husband Larry of Medora; sisters-in-law, Sharon Nolan and her husband Bob of Medora, and Debra Wayman and her husband Dennis of Medora.

Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, parents, and a brother Harley Brown, several aunts and uncles, and a great-niece, Danielle Reed.

The family will have a private graveside service at White River Valley Cemetery on Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date

Services have been entrusted to Hague Funeral Home

Memorials may be written in Jack’s name to Medora Goes Pink, and the Medora Christian Church through Hague Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hagueandzabel.com

Maxine Reed

April 10, 1927 — April 05, 2020

Maxine Reed, 92, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:20 A.M. on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Mitchell Manor.

Born April 10, 1927, in Medora, IN, she was the daughter of Murrel and Lillie (Beavers) Phillips
She married Jesse Reed and he preceded her in death in 1993. Maxine was a graduate of Medora High School and a homemaker.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Jesse, Mitch, Charles, Sam, Josh, Misty, and Byron; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Rex Phillips, Larry Phillips, Randy Phillips; sisters, Joan Bergan, Sue Dixon, Faye Sowers, and Wanda Brock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse; children, Burl and Bruce Reed; and siblings, Ferg Phillips, Betty Milligan, Dean Phillips, and Tab Phillips.

A private family graveside service will be held at Proctor (Dixon Chapel) Cemetery.

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

Shelly Ann Roberts

Dec. 22, 1992 — April 02, 2020

Shelly Ann Roberts, of Norman, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 2, 2020. She was 27

Shelly entered this life on December 22, 1992, in Maryville, Tennessee. She was the loving daughter of Serina Roberts and the loving sister to Jessy.

She was a graduate of Job Corp with a Security Degree, and formerly worked for KFC in Seymour and Franklin. Shelly loved taking care of her pets and writing in her journals.

Surviving to cherish her memories, her mother, Serina Roberts of Norman, a brother Jessy Roberts of Franklin; grandparents Linda and Glenn Jett of Shelbyville; an aunt, Kathy Rippey of Shelbyville, an uncle, Eric Jett; and her prized nieces and nephews, Mason, Leah, Ashton, and Willie Roberts-Marshall, Suzanna Marshall, and Miguelee Jacobs.

A Celebration of Shelly’s life will be held at a later date.

Services have been entrusted to Zabel Funeral Home of Brownstown.

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

Memorials can be given to Red Sky Rescue.

Timothy Scott Wheeler

May 22, 1956 — April 07, 2020

Timothy Scott Wheeler, 63, of Orleans, passed away at 12:18 AM on April 7, 2020 at the Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born May 22, 1956 in Bedford, IN, the son of Larry Wheeler and Janice (McCoy) Moore. Tim was a graduate of the Orleans High School, class of 1974.

He is survived by one sister, Jamie Roberts of Orleans; one brother, Mark Wheeler (Kim) of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation was chosen with no services.  Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

James G. Montesano

June 17, 1966 — April 02, 2020

James G. Montesano, 53, of Orleans, passed away at 8:01 AM on April 2, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born June 17, 1966 in Whiteplains, NY, the son of Frank and Patricia (Brooker) Montesano.  He married Siobhan Montesano (Morris) and she survives.

He is survived by his wife of Ireland; two sons, James (Rachelle) of Settle, Washington and Joseph (Kielie) of Orleans; two daughters, Meghan Bush (Justin) and Maria Montesano both of Orleans; six grandchildren; six siblings, Frank, Paul, Mike, Donna, Patty and Rosemary.

Family has chosen cremation with a memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Robert Keane Jr.

Robert Keane Jr., 90, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 7. Burial was Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Robert Leon Williams

Robert Leon Williams, 90, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 7. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

April 07, 2020

Carole Ann (Coots) Malott

Sept. 22, 1943 — March 31, 2020

Carole Ann (Coots) Malott, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1943, in Clark County, she was the daughter of Louis and Mae (Plummer) Coots. She married Larry Michael Malott in November 1971.

Carole was a case worker for Family Social Services Administration. She was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Michael Malott of Mitchell; son, Greg (Laura) Tolbert of Campbellsburg; step daughter, Tammy McVay of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Heather (Luis) Chavarria of Crane, Texas, Tiffany (Clifford) Pruett of Mitchell and Isaiah (Kelsey) McVay of Mitchell; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Kate Gray of Sellersburg, Terry Lee Smelling of Salem, Murl Coots of Salem, Roy Coots of Henryville, Keith Coots of French Lick and Mari Coots of Orleans; and niece Whitney (Rick) English of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Her parents; daughter, Tracy Jo Tolbert; granddaughter, Tracy Ann Tolbert; and grandson, Harley McVay, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen.

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

Philip Bradley “Bear” Cox

Nov. 25, 1963 — Feb. 24, 2020

Philip Bradley “Bear” Cox of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Bedford, passed away at his residence on Feb. 24, 2020.

Born on Nov. 25, 1963, he was the son of Philip Hayes and Patricia Jo (Kirkman) Cox.

He is survived by his sister, Beth (Cox) Weber; a nephew, Douglas Weber of Bloomington; three nieces, Victoria Weber of Greenwood, and Sarah and Paticia Weber of Bedford; and stepmother, Carol and husband Ken McVey of Martinsville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; aunts and uncles; and cousin, Rochelle (Kirkman) Lewis of Bradenton, Florida.

He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

Cremation was chosen and was handled by the A-Community Funeral Home in Orlando.

Due to the pandemic, graveside services along with a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Brad’s name to the American Heart Association.

Larry Michael Malott

Jan. 14, 1947 — April 03, 2020

Larry Michael Malott, 73, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 14, 1947, in Salem, he was the son of Eli and Violet (Smith) Malott. He married Carole Ann Coots in November 1971, and she preceded him in death March 31, 2020.

Larry retired from the railroad and was a graduate of West Washington High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his daughter, Tammy McVay of Campbellsburg; stepson, Greg (Lauren) Tolbert of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Isaiah (Kelsey) McVay of Mitchell, Heather (Luis) Chavarria of Crane, Texas and Tiffany (Clifford) Pruett of Mitchell; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Alicia Miller of Salem and Beverly Wheeler of Campbellsburg.

His parents; wife; stepdaughter, Tracy Jo Tolbert; grandson, Harley McVay; and sister, Martina Robinson, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen.

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

Fred H. Covey

Aug. 16, 1942 — April 04, 2020

Fred H. Covey 77 of Bedford passed away on Saturday April 4, 2020 at 8:15 Pm at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on August 16, 1942 to Carl Covey and Mary (Goldsberry) Covey. Fred married Nancy Brewster on December 18, 1964 and she survives.

Fred was a retired explosive blaster from the coal mines, he was a member of NRA, Bedford American Legion Post #33 and the Sportsman Gun Club, Fred served in the Indiana National Guard

Survivors include his wife Nancy Covey of Bedford, his mother, Mary Covey of Bedford, one daughter, Mary (Eric) Rasico of Shoals, five grandchildren, Audrey King, Alex King, Ashton Knepp, Austin Rasico, and Ayden Rasico, one brother, Edward Covey of Bedford

He was preceded in death by his father.

Due to the restrictions in place for the Covid-19 virus, graveside services will be held on Wednesday April 8, 2020 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, entombment will follow

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Judith K. Smith

Oct. 01, 1945 — April 04, 2020

Judith K. Smith age 74 of Paoli, passed away April 4, 2020 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born October 1, 1945 in Paoli to parents, Charles & Sylvia (Hill) Bledsoe. She married Donald L. Smith Sr. December 12, 1972.

Judith worked as a caretaker and at Walbash/DataTech formerly of Paoli. She was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge formerly of Paoli.

Survivors include her Daughters; Mary Ann Leatherman of Salem and Julia Kari Yarberry of Paoli, Son; Donald L. Smith Jr. of Orleans, Brothers; Charles Edward Bledsoe Jr. of Sellersburg, Lavern Bledsoe of Hardinsburg and James Bledsoe of Floyds Knobs, 4 Grandchildren, Several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by: parents, husband and sister, Lisa Lynn.

The family of Judith K. Smith would like to send sincere thanks to staff at Paoli Health & Living Community for their thoughtful service and care.

Services for Judith K. Smith will be private due to orders in place by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Burial will be in Apple Chapel Cemetery and Bro. Rick Cassidy will officiate.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Maxine Reed

Maxine Reed, 92, of Mitchell, died Sunday, April 5. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

April 06, 2020

John A. Payne

March 30, 1948 — April 03, 2020

John A. Payne, Jr. 72 of Orleans passed away on Friday April 3, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born on March 30, 1948 in Covington, Kentucky to John Payne, Sr. and Ruth (McCrary) Payne. John was a 1967 graduate of Bedford High School, he was a police officer with the city of Mitchell and retired from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department after 22 years, he was the animal control officer.

Survivors include one daughter, Jaunni (Chad) Grimes of Orleans, two sons, John “J.J” Payne, III of Mitchell and Jeremy Payne of Bloomington, one brother, Jerry (Wanda) Payne of Bedford and one sister, Sandra Bell of Mitchell, seven grandchildren, Sable, Sawyer, Swayzee, Bailey, Tanner, Owen, and Evan, six great grandchildren, Riley, Karma, Skylar, Cyzier, Nora, and Jackson

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to the restrictions associated with the Covid-19 virus, private graveside rites will be held on Tuesday April 7, 2020 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements.

Lana Lynn Eggers

Jan. 29, 1958 — April 04, 2020

Lana Lynn Eggers, 62, of Bedford went to meet her Lord Jesus Christ at 2:57 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 29, 1958 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lloyd Wadsworth and Mary Alice (Conner) Lackey. Lana married Michael E. Eggers on September 7, 1973 in Gallatin, TN. Lana was a beautiful lady, full of love. She was caring and compassionate with a heart of gold. She spent her life helping others as a nurse and touched many lives. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved unconditionally and with her whole heart.

Survivors include her husband, Michael, of Bedford; two daughters, Gina (Darren) Cheatham and Camella Owens; seven grandchildren, Kaleb (Morgan) Baker, Joshua, Nathan, and Hannah Cheatham, Kaitlyn and Kaiden Owens, and Kolten Mosier; two great grandchildren, Ryleigh and Ezekial Baker; three brothers, Dennis (Sue), Randy, and Layne (Crystal); one sister, Constance (Gerald) Kern; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Michael Shane and Jeremy Andrew Eggers.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

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

Anthony J. Hackney

July 25, 1966 — April 03, 2020

Anthony J. Hackney, 53, of Mitchell, passed away on April 3, 2020 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on July 25, 1966 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Charles Cliffton and Edna (Martin) Hackney. Anthony worked for many years as a carpenter.

Survivors include siblings, William and Jamie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Walter Hackney.

Cremation was chosen.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of these arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Sherri Lynn Nash

Nov. 03, 1964 — April 04, 2020

Sherri Lynn Nash, 55, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 3, 1964, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Roger Dale and Karen (Atchison) Nash. Sherri loved the Lord, caring for kids and loved ones, mushroom hunting, taking long country drives, and talking with family and friends.

Surviving are her sons; Anthony Dale Nash of Mitchell, Dustin Alan (Danielle) Moore of Louisville, Kentucky, mother; Karen Nash of Mitchell, 4 grandchildren, brother; DeWayne “Butch” (Heather) Nash of Bedford, sister; Tina (Randall) King of Mitchell, several nieces and nephews, longtime friend; Calvin Chastain of Mitchell.

Her father; son, Travis Nash; and grandparents preceded her in death.

Pastor Millard Jones officiated at a graveside service on Monday, April 6, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

Orville “Mac” McGuire

May 03, 1929 — April 02, 2020

Orville “Mac” McGuire, 90, of Orleans, passed away at 4:32 PM on April 2, 2020 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born on May 3, 1929 in Montevideo, MN, the son of Stanley and Leona (Buchholz) McGuire. He married Mary Ann Mathers on July 2, 1952 and she preceded him in death on December 7, 2013.

He was in the U.S. Air Force, member of the American Legion Warren Brock Post 69 and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mac worked for many years at Middleton Motors and retired from Carpenter Body Works.

Survivors include one son, Tony (Julie) McGuire; one grandson, Derek McGuire all of Orleans; two brothers, Wallace and Lloyd McGuire of Minnesota; two sisters, Helen Hoffman of Minnesota and Ruth Watt of Missouri; one sister-in-law, Patricia Mathers of Orleans and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Martin McGuire; one sister, Bernice McGuire; one brother-in-law, James Mathers and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Janella Sanders.

The graveside service will be invitation only on Monday at Bethel Cemetery in Orleans with Joe Mathers officiating.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorial contributions are encouraged by the family and please make them to Orleans American Legion Post 69.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Gene Murphy

Sept. 04, 1933 — April 04, 2020

Gene Murphy, 86, of Columbus, Indiana, passed from this life at 3:29 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mr. Murphy was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, September 4, 1933, the son of Ellis Wood and Shirley Lutes Murphy. On August 11, 1961, Gene married Janet P. Ratkovich; she survives.

Mr. Murphy graduated from Heltonville High School in 1952. On December 10, 1954, Mr. Murphy enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in England. He was honorably discharged November 28, 1956. Mr. Murphy had a long career at Cummins Engine Company where he held many positions including being a maintenance welder; he retired July 1, 1991 after 34 years of service. He was also a long-time farmer.

Mr. Murphy was a member and past president of the Coon Hunters Club. He enjoyed his family and pitching horseshoes and he loved to put out his garden every year. He cherished the time he spent with his trust friend, his dog, Foxi.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet; children, Alan L. Murphy of Columbus, Kimberly J. (Gerald) Miller of Columbus and Marvin L. Murphy of Columbus; grandsons, Cory B. Murphy of Columbus and Jesse A. Murphy of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Ava, Adele, Ayden and Erin Murphy; sister, Geneva (Ed) Hitchcock of Bloomington; brother, Dean (Linda) Murphy of Columbus; brother-in-law, Dewayne Troy Allen of Nashville, Tennessee; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Shirley Murphy; brothers, Everett, Bill and Ervin Murphy; sisters, Garlean Fish, Lorene Branaman, Lucille Rogers and Ruth Sherrill; and a grandson, Dillon L. Miller.

Private visitation will be held at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Healthy Cemetery; Pastor Paul Huntsman will officiate. Full military honors will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be shared with the family a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.

Marion E. “Eddie” Sorrells

Marion Edward “Eddie” Sorrells, 77, of Shoals, died Friday, April 3.  Private graveside rites were held Saturday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

April 05, 2020

Mary Kathryn (Fischer) Lehman

Feb. 22, 1933 — April 01, 2020

Mary Kathryn (Fischer) Lehman, age 87, passed away peacefully with her family virtually present at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Wednesday (April 1, 2020).

Due to the current pandemic, restricted private viewing and graveside services will take place on Saturday, April 4. Arrangements will be handled by Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield, with burial in Grandview Cemetery. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date once circumstances make that possible.

Mary was born to Francis L. “Bud” and Emma Marie (Koester) Fischer in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mary is survived by her husband, Major Samuel R. Lehman, USAF Retired. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Indiana State University, where she met and married Sam to enjoy 66 years of marriage.

Other survivors include her children and their spouses, Michael (Maiko) Lehman, David (Cheryl) Lehman, Susan (Chris) Lee, and Gregory (Teresa) Lehman.

Grand- and great-grandchildren and spouses include Angela (Jeremy) Inman (Brenden, Jarrett, Hayden, and Jaxsen); Jessica (Shawn) Cullison (Hunter, Weston, and Colton); Kathryn Michelle Lehman & Kyle Stallings; Manda (Cass) Smith-Collins; Nathan Lee & Caroline Hyatt (Josephine); and Alex Lee & John Musichuk.

Other survivors include her sister-in-law, Margaret (James B) Fischer, and Phyllis (Lehman) & Bill White and close nephew’s Robert (Elizabeth) and Steven (Cindy) White families along with numerous other nieces and nephews; and great nieces and great nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by parents Francis L. and Emma Marie (Koester) Fischer, brothers Robert J (Marilyn) Fischer and James B Fischer, and sister Rose Marie (Richard) Nixon. Also, grandson Wesley David Lehman, niece Lu Ann Porter, brother-in-law Billie Joe Lehman, and nephew Matt Lehman.

Mary trained as an elementary teacher and then substitute taught in a parochial school in Texas. Mary was a CASA volunteer in Greene County. Best of all, Mary was a homemaker and a mother to a family which traveled the world as Sam undertook assignments to secret schools in Wyoming and California, waited in Terre Haute to give birth to Mike while Sam was in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, then to Dayton, Ohio; the Panama Canal Zone; Phoenix, Arizona; Randolph AFB, Texas: Mesa, Arizona; back to Randolph; a brief stint near home in Bloomington while Sam earned his MBA at Indiana University; assignments at Headquarters USAFE in Wiesbaden and Ramstein (Sembach), West Germany, and back to Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Illinois. After Sam retired from the Air Force, he and Mary lived just south of Bloomfield for three decades doing house restoration, rental and sales, before settling again in Bloomington. Mary and Sam remained adventuresome travelers until they just couldn’t anymore.

Mary was a devout Catholic, with extended terms attending church at St. Patrick’s, Terre Haute, Indiana; St. Monica’s, Converse, Texas; Holy Name of Jesus, Bloomfield; and in retirement St. John’s the Apostle, Ellettsville, Indiana.

Memorials to Mary’s memory can best be made by doing some kindness to aid first responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and keeping them in your prayers.

Beacane Z. Hobbs

Nov. 15, 1936 — March 31, 2020

Beacane Z. Hobbs, 83, of Bloomington died in her home on Wednesday, March 31, 2020. She was born November 15, 1936 in Bedford, Indiana to Bud Briner and Elva Briner. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her two sons, Kevin (Sandi) Hobbs of Lawrence and Kyle (Peggy Hendershot) Hobbs of Spencer; two grandchildren, Davis Hobbs and Kylee (Donte Thomas, Sr.) Hobbs; and one great grandson, Donte Thomas, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, David L. Hobbs; and a brother, Jack Briner.

Bea was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Omega Phi Tau Sorority, Alpha Delta Chapter. She cherished spending time with her family and working for the Boy Scouts.

Services are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home. At this time all visitation and services will be private. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions in Bea’s memory may be made to Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, 5625 East State Road 46, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Online condolences may be left with the family at www.dayderemiahfrye.com

James “Jim” Elkins

June 09, 1950 — April 01, 2020

James “Jim” Elkins, age 69, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

Jim was born on June 9, 1950 in Bloomington to Edgar and Betty (Davis) Elkins. Jim grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington High School, class of ‘68. After high school, Jim served in the United States Army in Germany and Korea during the Vietnam War. He then worked for Johnson County REMC for 35 years as a training and safety engineer. Jim was especially proud of setting standards to keep the linemen safe on their job.

Jim was a big Indy 500 fan, sitting in the Pittman seats throughout two generations and over 30 years. During his retirement, he was building an HO model train yard of 1950’s Bloomington, and he also brewed craft beer and was quite good at it. He was an arborist, and he golfed with friends whom he had known from as long ago as high school.

Jim took great pride in watching his daughter fulfill her dream of obtaining a PhD in Chemistry. Jim also took great pride in his nieces, Shawntel Hyde and Summer Rizzi, who gave him five wonderful grandchildren. He adored watching their sports and school accomplishments.

Jim is survived by his wife, Donna Hyde-Elkins; his daughter, Madeline Hyde Elkins; niece, Shawntel Hyde, and her children, Kameron, Brynn, and Emersyn; niece, Summer Rizzi, her husband, Frank Rizzi, and children, Francis and Hyde Parker; brother-in-law, Rob Kelley and his wife, Luchy Kelley; dear friends, Dan Pittman, Rod Young, Richard Messersmith, and many more friends; his sister, Suzie Rader, and her three daughters, Julie, Sarah, and Jennifer; and his sister, Judy Elkins.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Davis.

There will be no services at this time.

Memories of Jim and online condolences may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Larry A. Rademacher

Jan. 11, 1944 — April 02, 2020

Larry A. Rademacher, 76, of Ellettsville, Indiana, went to his heavenly home on April 2, 2020, at Bloomington Hospital after a long battle with pulmonary disease. He was born on January 11, 1944, the son of Edwin and Marie (Downey) Rademacher.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty L. (Stimson), his daughter in law Julia Wood Rademacher, his grandson Lucas J. Rademacher, a nephew Branton L. Milholland (Jacque) and two nieces Jennifer L. Duncan (Dennis) and LeAnne M. Kinser, and brother in law Keith C. Stimson.

He was preceded in death by his son Rex Alan Rademacher, both parents, his sister Ruth (Rademacher) Milholland and brother in law Roger Milholland.

Larry graduated from Ellettsville High School in 1962, then he and Betty were married on February 5, 1965. He served his country through the Indiana National Guard and after 21 years was honorably discharged as a first sergeant. He worked as a lineman and splicer for 36 years with AT&T. He enjoyed traveling with Betty and their friends in their RV. He was a skilled woodworker and gifted his family with many beautiful pieces of furniture and carvings. Larry especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson Lucas. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the American Legion and was past master of the Ellettsville Masonic Lodge. Larry and Betty were faithful members of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

There will be a private graveside service at Chambersville Cemetery on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date when we can gather together safely. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. Larry was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He was an inspiration and an encouragement to many. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Linda Jane Young

May 14, 1947 — April 01, 2020

Linda Jane Young,72, of Bloomington passed away April 1, 2020 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.  She was born on May 14, 1947 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of Everett Carter and Beatrice (Chitwood) Mull.   She was a 1965 graduate of Bloomington High School.

Linda worked for Indiana University most of her life in the motor pool and in the housing department until she retired in 2010. She was a member of the American Legion Post18 in Bloomington and also the VFW Post 604 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Linda is survived by her son, Marc (Laura) Scott; two grandsons, Zachary Scott and Parker Scott all of Evansville, Indiana.  She is preceded in death by her parents.

A private graveside service for the family will be held at the Little Union Cemetery in Unionville, Indiana.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Virginia Lee Sauer Shelly

March 31, 1930 — April 02, 2020

Virginia Lee Sauer Shelly, 90, of Bloomington died peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Hearthstone Health Campus.

She was born March 31, 1930 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Ellis H. Shirley and Gladys Golden Shirley. She was a homemaker, loved to travel, watch IU football and basketball games, and the hunt for a good sale.

Survivors include her two daughters, Cindy (Tim) Krauss of Brownsburg, IN and Terri Williamson of Santa Monica, CA; four grandchildren, Kristen (Eric) Day, Evan (Kennedy) Krauss, Michael Williamson, and Lily Williamson; and her sister, Ninnevah Younger of Amarillo, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Professor Donald H. Sauer.

Virginia was a member of Psi Iota Xi ,PEO and attended Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in honor of Virginia.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dayderemiahfrye.com

Norma Juanita (Eads) Harding

June 17, 1936 — April 03, 2020

Norma Juanita (Eads) Harding, 83, of Bloomington passed away April 3, 2020 at the IU Health Hospice House.

She was born on June 17, 1936 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of Glovie and Lena (Hobson) Eads. She attended Smithville High School. She married Ernest Eugene Harding on February 29, 1960.in Bloomington, Indiana.

Norma worked as a cashier for Hay’s Market in Bloomington until she retired in 1996. She attended the House of Prayer in Ellettsville. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and her pets. Norma loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Tony R. (Bonnie) Sater of Bloomington; Horace L. (Pam) Sater of Gosport; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Hartman of Ellettsville; Shirley Misner of Bloomington; Kathy Lawson of Indianapolis; Deena Eads of Bloomington; and one brother Albert Eads of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers David Eads and James Eads.

A private graveside service for the family will be held at the Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, Indiana.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Paul Young Michael

April 08, 1947 — March 27, 2020

Paul Young Michael, 72, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020. Paul was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1947.

His parents, Marvin and Meile Michael, moved to Bloomington in 1957 when Paul was 10 years old. Marvin worked at Westinghouse and was transferred to Bloomington from Pittsburgh. Paul was introduced to his new 5th grade classmates at University Elementary School (3rd Street and Jordan Avenue) in the fall of 1957 and graduated from University High School (10th Street and the “Bypass”) in 1965. Among Paul’s many lifelong friends from the class of 1965 were David Sparks (wife Nancy), Daniel Sparks, Dave King, Ed McCrea (wife Vickie), Frank Yoder, Rick Darby, Rob Cook, Mark Rushing, Dave Butler (wife Beverly), Pete Munger and Pat O’Connor. Other close friends included Manuel and Marsha Barreiro, Tim and Marilyn Parrish and Steve Burns. Everyone who knew Paul will remember his kind and compassionate spirit, witty sense of humor and storytelling abilities.

Paul served with the U.S. Army including a tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sgt. Upon his return home, Paul enrolled at Indiana University and graduated from the School of Business in 1972. Much of his career was in the clothing business through his association with Wible & Wise, the Oxford Shop, Gilmore’s, and Redwood & Ross.

Paul loved spending time with his two daughters and his “grandpuppy” lzzy. He also enjoyed gardening, reading, US history, and studying Native American culture.

Paul was always up to date on all developments in the world of sports, having been an IU and Michigan State fan (from which Claire graduated). His preferred style of coaching was Vince Lombardi.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his beloved daughters Claire and Ally Michael, and their mother Jeanine (Burns) Michael; his brother Richard M. Michael (Gail); his sister Miriam Michael; and his niece and nephew Todd and Marla Michael. Paul was also a proud uncle to 15 nieces and nephews from the Burns family.

There are no services scheduled at this time but Claire, Ally and Jeanine intend to arrange a Celebration of Life when such a gathering becomes possible. May Paul be at peace and in God’s hands eternally.

Brynn Alan Curry

Brynn Alan Curry, 45, of Bloomington, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.

April 04, 2020

Loeda Pearl Mundy

Aug. 19, 1935 — April 02, 2020

Loeda Pearl Mundy, 84, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Doan S. and Lela “Agnes” (Barlow) Williams. She married Knofel Vance Mundy June 27, 1953, and he preceded her in death April 29, 2017.

Loeda graduated from Huron High School in the Class of 1953 and loved attending the annual alumni banquets. She was a member of the Bedford First Church of God and sang in the church choir for many years. Loeda was a hairstylist; she owned and operated a salon in her home in Huron, Mitchell and Bedford.

Survivors include her children, Kim (Phil) Johnson and Jeff (Susan) Mundy; grandchildren, Megan (Danny) Gillespie, Jayne Grider, Alyson Grider and Michael Mundy; step grandchildren, Debbie Kerr and Steve Johnson; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Williams; sister-in-law, Janelle Grissom; and several nieces and nephews whom she clearly loved.

Her parents; husband, Knofel Mundy; sister, Velma (Lee) Thompson; brother, Bill (Evelyn) Williams; sisters-in-law, Charlene Williams and Charlotte White; and brother-in-law, Nelson Mundy, preceded her in death.

Reverend Trent Freed was scheduled to officiate at a private graveside service on Saturday, April 4, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Edgar M. Baker

Aug. 19, 1930 — April 02, 2020

Edgar M. Baker, 89, Mitchell, died Thursday. Edgar was born Aug. 19,1930, in French Lick, to Earl F. and Daisy I. (Scruggs) Baker. He worked in masonry and construction for several years.

He is survived by sons, John Baker and Dan Baker; daughters, Carolyn Robertson and Mary Hunter; sister Joyce Collins; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and adopted granddaughters, Cari, Chris and Lydia Pfaff and family who love him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rev. Marvin Baker and Rev. Robert Baker; sisters, Marion White, Anita Roach and Adria Zea; and son, Kenny Baker.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Smithville Cemetery. A celebration of life may be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Smithville Cemetery and Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick.  Arrangements were made by Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Daniel Clark Jackson

March 13, 1942 — April 02, 2020

Daniel Clark Jackson, 78, of Owensburg passed away Thursday April 2, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

He was born March 13, 1942 in Greene County, Indiana.

Daniel owned a saw mill, he had worked as a barber in Bloomfield, had worked construction, worked at Crane and was a farmer. He was active with CB’s, his handle was Popeye, he was a member of the CB club in Bedford and was a 1960 graduate of Oolitic High School.

Surviving relatives include his wife Shirley Jackson of Owensburg, his children, Peter Daniel Jackson (Diane) of Springville, Tina Wilkes (Paul Jr.) of Koleen, Dale Jackson (Julia Godsey) of Bloomington, his adopted Indian daughter, Robin Buford of Bedford, his grandchildren, Jon Hays, Stacey Jones, Alexandra Parker, Paul Wilkes III, Susan Porter, Rolissa Wilkes, Danielle Park, Sarah Davis, Braydon Walls, Josie McCarty, Haley McCarty, his great-grandchildren, Stephen Byers, Wyatt Busby, Ashlynn Porter, Landon Park, Dravin Porter, Phoebe Park, Jasper Davis, Hunter Prince and Audie Hill.

Daniel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Peter Clark Jackson and Etta Jane (Miller) Jackson and his maternal grandparents, James Hugh Busenburg and Minnie (Hayes) Busenburg.

There will be no public visitation.

A private graveside service will be held at Owensburg Cemetery with Brother Vernon Thompson officiating.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Gerald Rae “Jerry” Thornton

Nov. 11, 1952 — April 02, 2020

Gerald Rae “Jerry” Thornton, 67, of Orleans, passed away at 6:30 AM on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 11, 1952 in Ontario, Canada, the son of Gordon and Evelyn (Thorne) Thornton. He married Nancy Thornton (Barnett) on June 25, 1988 and she survives.

Gerald graduated from Fanshaw College in Ontario, Canada with a degree in agriculture while attending Fanshaw College, he was a member of the hockey team and was awarded MVP several years.  Gerald was the owner/operator of Briar Hill Farms, J & N Trailer and T & W Builders. He was the former secretary of the Orange County Co-op.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; Step-son Robert Wheeler (Christy); Daughter, Jessica Thornton Watkins (Micheal); step daughter, Heather Leatherman (Kyle); daughter, Patricia Lind (Robert); son, Adam Thornton (Leah); siblings, Judy (John) Findlay, Larry Thornton, Roger (Elizabeth) Thornton, Cindy Thornton, Donald (Sharon) Thornton, Doug (Chris) Thornton, Carol Thornton, Connie (Ron) Page, Michael (Hong) Thornton and Rob (Angie) Thornton and ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild and sixteen nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four siblings, Gerald, Shirley, Angela and Sharon.

The graveside service will be invitation only at Old Union Cemetery in Orleans with Joe Chisham officiating. Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorial contributions are encouraged by the family and please make them to Parkinson’s Foundation.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Anna Mae Hudson

Oct. 13, 1927 — April 02, 2020

Anna Mae Hudson, 92, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Johnson Christian Village.

Born October 13, 1927, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Matthieu) Quackenbush. She married James Hudson and he preceded her in death in May 2001.

She was a probate clerk at the Lawrence County Courthouse. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Stargazers, Lawrence Co. Rock Club, and Little Theater of Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Kae Dee Faubion and husband, Jack, of Heltonville; three grandchildren, Casey Faubion Sering and husband, Bill, of Bargersville, Daniel Faubion and wife, Elisa, of Bedford, and Nick Faubion, of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren, Cora, Violet, Scarlett, and Meredith; a sister, Rosemary Quackenbush, of FL; nieces and nephews, Chris McCart, and Michael McCart, both of FL and Rosanna McCart, of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Phyllis, a brother, James Quackenbush, and a niece, Nancy Roberts.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be at a later date.

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

April 03, 2020

Katherine T. Fricke

June 16, 1924 — April 01, 2020

Katherine T. Fricke, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Bliss Place.

Born June 16, 1924, in Chaplin, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William J. and Dora M. (Carey) Terrell. She was married 63 years to Fred J. Fricke prior to his death on April 6, 2009.

Katherine had been employed at Delco-Remy Indiana and Southern Bell and Burdines in Florida, as well as being a wife and homemaker. She was a resident of California and Florida for many years and enjoyed traveling. Katherine was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington and a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Brian Ross and Tiffany Ross of Florida; son-in-law, Lorenzo Hamm of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Michelle Ross-Hamm; and siblings, Willard H. Terrell, James Terrell, Robert Terrell, Levi Terrell, Martha Terrell, Christine Thomas, Margaret Barnard, Lurline Cooper, and two infants, preceded her in death.

Burial was Friday, April 3, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Mary Louise Watson

July 15, 1926 — April 01, 2020

Mary Louise Watson, 93, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 15, 1926, in Red Springs, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Nolie and Lucy B. (Oxendine) Jones. She married Paul H. Watson July 1, 1946, and he preceded her in death October 22, 1976.

Mary was employed 43 years at M. Fine & Sons. She was proud of her Native American heritage as an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Mary was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary, and a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9107 Auxiliary. She loved her flowers and beloved Chihuahua dogs.

Survivors include cousins, nieces, and nephews of multiple generations throughout Indiana and North Carolina.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Annie Ruth Jones, Otella Locklear, Polly Tyler, Janie Talley, Ethel Bell, Aletha Jacob, John Jones and Woodrow Jones, preceded her in death.

Following Lumbee Tribe tradition, there was a going home service Friday, April 3, at Mitchell Cemetery. Brother Jim Russell officiated.

Online condolences may be offered at chastainfuneralhome.com

Larry Stephen Durham

April 25, 1944 — April 02, 2020

Larry Stephen Durham, 75, of Bedford passed away April 2, 2020 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Born April 25, 1944 in Monroe County, he was the son of Roy and Carolyn (Sanders) Durham.
He married Diana K. Hobbs on July 3, 1988 and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2004.

Larry was a graduate of Bloomington High School and was a painter for O&S Painters.

Surviving are his children, Rhonda (Jimmy) Kinser, Michelle (Randy) Holtsclaw, Sheila Durham, Sherryl Myers, Mary (John) Kinser and Samuel Mathis; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ladonna (Jeff) Shannon and one brother, Charles Durham, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Carl Mathis, one brother, Roy Durham, Jr. and one sister, Mary Tucker.

A private family graveside service will be held at Meadows Church of God Cemetery in Heltonville with Phil Thorne officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in memory of Larry.

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

Norma D. Hawkins Hollen

Dec. 23, 1932 — March 31, 2020

Norma D. Hawkins Hollen, 87, most recently of Paoli, IN, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020, at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community in Jasper.

Born in Orange County, IN, on December 23, 1932, Norma was the fifth child of Earl and Sarah (Riley) Hawkins. She married her one true love, Charles Wayne Hollen, on November 12, 1952, and they welcomed their cherished daughter, Deborah Lynn, two winters after. Norma lost Wayne to a car accident that claimed his life on August 27, 1986.

Both before and after graduating from Paoli High School in 1951, Norma enjoyed waitressing at Spring Mill Inn in Mitchell. Her family often would joke that she never lost her passion for waitressing, as no one ever left her house hungry. Norma also was employed with Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. in Bloomington, tuned radios at Travelers in Orleans, and was lightning-fast at wrapping chairs for shipping at Paoli Chair Company. Her most prized role, though, was as farmer’s wife and helpmate to Wayne. She was honored to serve out his term as Greenfield Township Trustee upon his passing. Norma lived her faith, and was a member of Youngs Creek Church of Christ for most of her adult life.

Norma was a beloved mother, “Mamaw,” sister, “Auntie,” neighbor, and friend. She was happiest when caring for others, and she did so voraciously. One of Norma’s greatest delights was ensuring that those around her had enough. An avid gardener, she hated the taste of tomatoes but grew bushels of them to give to others. Even as her long battle with dementia slowly robbed her from us, she still was known to quip, “Do you have everything you need?” and “Now, honey, you go on home and don’t worry about me.” Norma loved completely, and we lucky recipients of that love miss her fiercely. We rejoice that she is whole, at peace, and reunited with loved ones in Glory. What a strong and gentle legacy she leaves us all.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters Dorothy (Wally) Williams, Mary (James) Wolfe, and Reba (Ed) Farlow, and brothers Harold (Willie) Hawkins, Charles “Junior” Lee (Katie) Hawkins, and Fred Hawkins, as well as infant brother Ronald Eugene Hawkins.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Wilson, and son-in-law Phil of Alfordsville; two granddaughters: Carmen (Howard) Rutherford of Orleans and Maria Icenogle (Jason Jacobs) of Prescott, Arizona; two great-grandchildren: Lakin (Gary) Porter of Mitchell and Remington Wayne Rutherford (fiancée Kendra Troutman) of Orleans, and one great-great-grandson, infant Ryker Porter of Mitchell. Also surviving Norma is her sister-in-law Sue Hawkins of Paoli, many treasured nieces and nephews, and her step-family: Trent (Jennifer) and Connor Wilson, and Hannah (Dillon) Robling of Alfordsville.

Due to restrictions surrounding the present COVID-19 pandemic, a private service will be held with burial in Patoka Chapel Cemetery. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Patoka Chapel Cemetery Fund at 9018 S County Road 625 W, English IN 47118.

Online condolences may be made at DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

Jobettye Kirby

April 17, 1944 — April 01, 2020

Jobettye Kirby, 75 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Wednesday April 1, 2020 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1944 in Paoli, Indiana to William and Nellie Young Busick.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Paul Busick, sister Dorothy Marie Hardin, Mary Helen Bundy, and companion Ronnie Shrout.

Jobettye was a retired Orange County EMT of 33 years. She attended Paoli High School and was a member of the Paoli Bowling League.

Survivors include her Sons; Douglas (Lisa) Kirby of Paoli, Indiana, Jimmy (Cari) Kirby of French Lick, Indiana, Daughter; Nikki (Brad) Williams of Franklin, Indiana, Brothers; Bobby Busick of French Lick, Indiana, Jimmy Busick of Paoli, Indiana, Grandchildren; Liz (Todd) Combs of Salem, Indiana, Bryson Kirby of French Lick, Indiana, Cannon Wisley of Leesburg, Florida, Great-Grandchildren; Ryder, Cruz, and Briggs. 7 step grandchildren, 10 step Great Grandchild, and 1 step Great-Great Grandchild also survive Jobettye.

Cremation was chosen.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Orange County Humane Society, 856 N Greenbriar Drive, Paoli Indiana 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Larry J. Clements

Feb. 09, 1966 — April 01, 2020

Larry J. Clements age 54 of Paoli, passed away April 1, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born February 9, 1966 in Ft. Riley, KS to parents, Arthur Clements Jr. & Diane (McMichens) Clements. He married Teresa Morrison on April 2, 1988.

Larry worked as a meter technician for Orange County REMC and was a volunteer firefighter for both Paoli & Southeast townships. He was a National Weather Service Skywarn Certified Storm Spotter and a member of Indiana Dodge Club.

Survivors include his Wife; Teresa Clements of Paoli, Sons; Nicholas Wininger and James Clements both of Paoli, Daughter; Charity Wininger of Paoli, Sister; Lea Ann Clements-Gowins of Ohio, Grandchildren; Elijah, Isabella, Aiden, Bryson and Cashton.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; Helen & Wilson Roberts, and Arthur Sr. & Doris Clements.

Services for Larry Clements will be private due to orders placed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

Online condoleneces may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

April 02, 2020

Bonnie L. Milligan

Aug. 08, 1931 — March 31, 2020

Bonnie L. Milligan age 88, of Paoli, passed away March 31, 2020.

She was born August 8, 1931 in Orleans, to parents Claude & Jessie Evelyn (Goodpaster) White. She married James W. Milligan March 12, 1949. Bonnie was retired from Paoli Community Schools Cafeteria. She was a member of Valeene Wesleyan Church and Women’s Group.

Survivors include her Son; Kevin Milligan and companion Kelsey Hildenbrand of Taswell, Grandchildren; Brian Milligan of Oklahoma City, OK, Chris Milligan of IL, Stacey Bunch of IL, Keva Jean Milligan of Taswell, Kayla Milligan of Orleans and Alex Milligan of Paoli, Great-Grandchildren; Michael Milligan, Garrett Milligan, Kennedy Milligan, Kyle Hand, Jackson Bunch, Mattalynn Corbett and William Corbett.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Larry Milligan, sisters; Martha Wininger and Mary Rose White, brothers; Walter, Dale and Willard White, and grandson; Jalen Milligan.

To protect vulnerable family and friends, private services will be held.

Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Oma Duncan

April 10, 1934 — March 30, 2020

Mrs. Oma Duncan, age 85, of Livonia, passed away Monday, March 30 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Mrs. Duncan was born April 10, 1934 in Kentucky the daughter of Berlie and Mary Smith Roark. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Assembly of God.

Oma was preceded in death by her husband: Lloyd Crane, two sons: Robert Duncan and John Duncan Jr., six brothers: James Roark, Onzie Roark, David Roark, Lamen Roark, Johnny Roark and Arnold Roark, and two sisters: Cresie Vaughn and Elizabeth Roark and her parents.

Oma is survived by three sons: Charles R. Duncan (Jan) of Palmyra, James Duncan (Rita) of Paoli and Arnold Duncan of Livonia, four daughters: Marie Fleenor (Arville) of Salem, Bernice Mims (Jerry) of Florida, Joann Roberts (James) of Fredericksburg, and Rose Boswell (Daniel Music) of Paoli, one brother: Homer Roark of Kentucky, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private and burial will be in Livonia Cemetery.

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

April 01, 2020

Suzan Johanna Kandlbinder

Jan. 14, 1946 — March 29, 2020

Suzan Johanna Kandlbinder age 74 of Bedford passed away on Sunday March 29, 2020 at 12:16 Pm at her residence.

She was born on January 14, 1946 to Willie Williams and Carol Yates. Suzan married Don Kandlbinder on February 22, 1996 and he survives, she was retired.

Survivors include her husband, Don Kandlbinder of Bedford, one son, Steven Bohon and wife Dr. Joy Bohon of Bedford, three grandchildren, Pearl Bohon and Aemilia Bohon both of Bloomington, and Oliver Bohon of Bedford, one brother, Jimmy Yates of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents

Cremation was chosen with burial in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 Virus.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Brenda J. Parks

Aug. 09, 1969 — March 30, 2020

Brenda J. Parks age 69, of Paoli passed away March 30, 2020 at her home.

She was born August 9, 1950 on the Orange/Crawford County line. Her parents were Elwood & Dorothy (White) Stroud. She married Chester Parks December 26, 1969. Brenda retired from Kimball furniture of Salem and was a member of Paoli First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her Husband; Chester Parks of Paoli, Daughter; Stephanie Holbrook of Cambridge City, IN, Siblings; Rebecca Haworth of Paoli, Sonny Stroud of Valeene, Carolyn Dooley of Paoli, Marjorie Chastain of Paoli and Steve Stroud of Hardinsburg. Grandchildren; Charles Holbrook and Louis Holbrook both of Cambridge City, IN and Chester Parks III, Ellie Parks and Brendan Parks all of Paoli. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Elwood and Dorothy Stroud, son, Chester Parks Jr. and sisters, Janet Stroud and Lorraine Stroud.

In order to protect vulnerable family and friends private services will be held. Bro. Steve Stroud will officiate. Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery, French Lick. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made for The Chester Parks Jr. Family.

Online condolences may be offered at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

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