Obituaries — August 2020

August 14, 2020

Jena Rhene Pursel

June 26, 1960 — Aug. 12, 2020

Jena Rhene Pursell, 60, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at her residence.

Born June 26, 1960, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Jim Pursell and Patricia (Henderson) Kindred.

Jena was a homemaker and loved to cook, clean and care for her dog, Poochie. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and loved her kids and grandkids. She was also feisty. Jena attended the Bedford Baptist Temple.

Survivors include her children, Dustin Lee (Arley) Mills of Paoli, Micah James Mills of Bedford, Patric Dean (Kathy) York of Paoli, Meisha Shanae (Evan) Roberts of Bedford, and Matthew Shane (Ashley Niccole) York of Bedford; 21 grandchildren; and siblings, Jimmy Pursell of Avon, Lisa Kennedy of Bedford, Denise Rash of Spencer, Charles Turpin of Indiana and Sailor Schofield of Bedford.

Her parents and daughter, Jennifer Rhene Pursell, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan Sharpe officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Barbara Hall

Sept. 03, 1941 — Aug. 12, 2020

Barbara Hall died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at the age of 78 in West Baden Springs, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1941, in Camden, Arkansas, to James Robertson and Katherine Scott Mitchell.

She is survived by her brother and sisters, Katy Weikert, Robby Mitchell and Kristi Elia; her four children, Michael, Christopher and Jeffrey Hall, and Melissa Mitchell; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Barbara and Ron raised their four children in Oklahoma and Texas. The couple later moved to California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; her parents; her brother, Terry; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Joshua.

Following the death of her husband in 2007, Barbara moved to West Baden Springs to be closer to her sister, Katy, where she was very active in local community organizations including the West Baden Research Club, P.E.O. and a local book club. She regularly attended town council meetings with her sister, Katy Weikert, as well as church services at Mitchell Wesleyan, where she was on the prayer team, and Red Quarry Christian Church, where she enjoyed storytelling to the entire congregation. Barbara loved people and never met a stranger.

A Celebration of Life for Barbara was held at Mitchell Wesleyan Church on Friday. Barbara will be buried next to her husband, Ron, in Dixon, California.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Barbara to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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

Keith Norman

Nov. 04, 1932 — Aug. 11, 2020

Keith Norman, 87, of Conroe, TX, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at residence.

Born November 4, 1932 in Heltonville, he was the son of Earl and Eva (Sowders) Norman. He first married Roberta Stafford on September 1, 1951 and she preceded him in death on May 20, 1984. He then married Joyce Furstenfeld on August 30, 1988 and she survives. Keith worked in the limestone industry and was a member of the First Church of God in Conroe, TX.

Survivors include: his wife, Joyce of Texas, two sons, Farrell Norman (Lynne) of Rome City, IN, Mark Norman (Vickie) of Bedford, three daughters, Marlene (Thomas) of Bedford, Gina Day of Irving, TX, Eva Lake (Jackie) of North Ritchland Hills, TX, one stepson, Stephen Furstenfeld (Julie) of Colorado, 18 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, three siblings, Joan Bailey of Bedford, Colleen Perry of Bedford and Larry Norman (Brenda) of Heltonville, several nieces and nephews.

He was in preceded death by his parents, first wife, three grandchildren, one step great granddaughter, seven brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 17, 2020 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Meadows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of the service on Monday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Keith to the Limestone Girls and Boys Club.

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

August 13, 2020

Bonnie Kay Meadows

Dec. 17, 1942 — Aug. 12, 2020

Bonnie Kay Meadows, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her residence.

Born December 17, 1942 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Rev. James R. and Mary A. (Staggs) Stevens. Bonnie married Dale Edward Meadows on August 24, 1959 and he preceded her in death on February 10, 1998. She was the owner and operator of Bonnie’s Flowers and Cake Shop and was a homemaker. Bonnie loved her family and singing.  She was a member of Stonebridge Community Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert D. Meadows and wife Stephanie D. of Bedford, Christopher M. Meadows of Bedford, one daughter, Stacey A. (Sam) Meadows of Bedford, three grandchildren: Leslie D. McCracken and husband, Bryce of Bedford, Audrey M. Dorsett and husband, Evan of Bedford, Adam C. Meadows of Bedford, one step-grandchild, Justin D. Smith of Mitchell, three great grandchildren: Avery S. Dorsett, Norah E. Dorsett and Chloe K. McCracken, one step great grandchild: Madison G. Smith, two sisters: Connie Johnson and husband Willard of Bedford, and Sonja Wilson and husband Dave of Bedford and one brother: James Stevens II and wife Diane of Bedford, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter-in-law, Susan Kay Meadows.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 15, 2020 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Leyton Craig officiating.

Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the mortuary.

Bonnie requested no flowers to be sent. Memorial contributions can be made to Riley Children’s Hospital in Honor of Dr. George K. Sorrells.

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

Faith Eileen Hemmeter

Faith Eileen Hemmeter, 85, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Aug. 11. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 12, 2020

Frances E. Kristan

May 04, 1934 — Aug. 08, 2020

Frances “Fran” Elaine (Whitney) Kristan, 86, passed away at Hospice House, Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday August 8, 2020 after a long and graceful battle with cancer.

Fran was born on May 4, 1934, in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Frank Neal and Margaret (Barr) Whitney. Fran graduated from Pine High School in Heilwood, Pennsylvania and worked as a waitress and factory worker until she married Michael “Mike” Kristan on October 21, 1961.

Fran spent the rest of her life as a homemaker and was also a babysitter to many children after she and her family relocated to Bedford, Indiana in 1978 for Mike’s career. Fran was more than a mom to her children; she was a mom and granny to those who entered her home. Fran, Mom, Granny, Gran, whatever you called her, she loved you and treated you as her own.

Fran is survived by one daughter, Holly A. Kristan, Bedford; three sons, Daniel L. (Rene) Kristan, Bedford; Terry L. (Kira) Kristan, Stephenson, VA and Michael A. (LouAnn) Kristan, Orleans, IN, grandchildren, Christopher, Danielle, Dena, Jason, Nathan, Ashley, Ryan, Matthew, Kerissa, William, Samantha, Shyla, Rhiannon, Tatiana and Kaimana; 27 great-grandchildren and six great-great children.

Fran was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and sisters and a great-granddaughter.

A service will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 5p at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family to share their condolences from 3p to 5p prior to the service. Pastor Stephen Freels will be officiating. Fran chose cremation, no graveside services will follow.

Carol Ruth Stickles Taylor

Feb. 25, 1931 — Aug. 11, 2020

Carol Ruth Stickles Taylor, 89, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Franciscan Health Mooresville.

Born, February 25, 1931 in Bedford, she was the daughter of George O. and Mary E. (Smale) Stickles. She was a factory worker for 15 years.

Carol was a devout Christian having grown up Southern Baptist. She was a long time member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Carol’s Mother Mary and her Father George met while working at Rowe Mill on Garvey Lane in the 1920’s, married and had three children – Carol being the youngest. They lived with Carol’s grandmother in her home on Garvey Lane. When her grandmother and grandfather first purchased that home in 1896, it was a three room home with 12 acres. Carol’s father died when she was only eight months old. Her mother had to go back to work. So the Stickles children were raised by their grandmother (then a widow herself) while their mother worked. Carol had a special bond with her grandmother Lillie Delight.

Carol went to Oolitic schools since their home was just outside the city limits. She went to Oolitic HS and then Bedford HS for one year.

She married Louis T. Taylor in 1948 and they were married for over 50 years before he passed in 2002.

She spent almost all of her years on Garvey Lane (now John Williams Blvd) where she and her husband raised four sons. The sons were raised in the same house in which Carol was born and in which Carol’s mother was born. The family always had large gardens and a lot of chickens with an occasional hog or two. Carol worked several years at Extruded Alloys near her home where she met many friends.

She loved her life on the lane and has been called the Queen of Garvey Lane. Carol and her family’s rich history on the lane was the inspiration for a book titled “Garvey Lane, Bedford Indiana – An Unofficial History” as well as for the limestone marker near the intersection of SR 37 with John Williams Blvd.

Carol loved to travel having taken trips to Ireland, France, Italy, Hawaii and a 17 day trip on Old Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angles with her son Danny in 2006. Her best trip was to Germany where she was able to visit the town and the church of her ancestors in the Black Forest area of Baden, Wurttemburg. There she was given copies the immigration information of her Great-Great Grandparents on her father’s side as well as additional family history dating back to the mid 1700’s.

She was very handy with a sewing machine having made a lot of the clothes for her children. She also made clothes for her grandchildren as well as doll clothes for her granddaughters. Carol named her sewing closet Noah’s Ark because she had at least two of every kind of fabric known to man in there.

Carol enjoyed playing cards with her best friends up until a few years ago and taking small trips with them. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, word searches and jigsaw puzzles. She loved family and family reunions and was especially fond of babies.

Carol was loved by everyone she met. She had a great disposition with a warm smile and welcoming eyes. In fact, she was told a number of times how people loved the way she smiled with her eyes.

Survivors include: two sons, Mark T. Taylor of Bedford and Danny G. Taylor and wife Karen of Greenwood, six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, James L. Taylor and Robert L. Taylor, two brothers, Ralph M. Stickles and Owen Dale Stickles.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of the service at the mortuary on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in honor of Carol to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choosing.

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

James “Jim” Lewis

A Celebration of Life for James “Jim” Lewis, who died on May 12, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Baptist Temple with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. The family will receive guests from 1 p.m. until the service. The family requests that those attending follow public health recommendations related to preventive measures for COVID-19. Facemasks will be available, if needed.

August 11, 2020

Karen Beth Hosek

June 17, 1947 — Aug. 07, 2020

Karen Beth Hosek, 73, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at University Heights Health and Living Community in Indianapolis.

Born June 17, 1947, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Robert Edward and Mary Edna (King) Richman.

Karen was an elementary school teacher and had taught at Huron, Hymera and Saint Susanna School in Plainfield. She was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University.

Karen loved teaching, reading and her family. She was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, Christopher (Molly) Hosek of Erie, Colorado, and Alison Mace of Plainfield; grandchildren, Jaxon Hosek, Quincey Hosek, Victoria (Rob) Gootee, Thomas Mace and Troy Mace; sisters, Mary Ann Brown of Orleans and Chippy (Joe Rightley) Stewart of Huron; niece, Stephanie (Jeremy) Davis; and nephew, Daniel (Laura) Stewart.

Her parents and brother-in-law, Junior Brown, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Clark Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Memorial Gifts: The ALS Association Indiana Chapter alsa.org.

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

Betty M. Bullington

Oct. 15, 1938 — Aug. 08, 2020

Betty M. Bullington, 81, formerly of Veedersburg and Williamsport, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020, at White River Lodge.

Born October 15, 1938, in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Jake F. and Ida (Hammond) Gouge. She married Garland B. Bullington August 15, 1958, and he preceded her in death February 12, 2007.

Betty was a homemaker, and a former Girl Scout Leader. She loved butterflies, enjoyed cooking, and collecting cookbooks. Crafting was also one of her specialties.

Surviving are her son, Mark (Cathy) Bullington of Bedford, son-in-law, Ron McCormick of Independence, Kentucky, grandchildren, Cameron (Courtney) McCormick of Cold Spring, Kentucky
Cassi (Jacob) Telesz of Lexington, Kentucky, siblings, Charles (Jackie) Gouge of Alabama, Sara (John) Camden of Indianapolis, William (Eva) Gouge of Plainfield, several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and daughter, Marsha McCormick, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Scott E. Harvey officiating.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society

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

Sondra Kay Tarr

June 09, 1938 — Aug. 07, 2020

Sondra Kay Tarr, 82, of Bedford, Indiana passed on to her Heavenly home at 5:59 a.m. on Friday, August 7th, 2020, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

Born June 9th, 1938 in Bedford, Indiana she was the daughter of Norma and Daniel Jenkins. She married William C. (Bud) Tarr on September 6th, 1958, and he preceded her in death.

Sondra Kay Tarr was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was remembered by many as a very compassionate and caring person. Her most cherished title was “Mother” to her adopted daughter, Amy Jo, whom she cared for at home, until 10 months ago, when Amy’s new residence became White River Lodge. Amy was born out of Kay’s heart and taking care of her was Kay’s lifelong mission.

Kay was a caregiver at heart and was always more concerned about others than herself. She was dedicated to her Father, God and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She knew His word and stood strong as a faith filled believer. She enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation, especially flowers, as she could always identify and name any variety or species.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Kevin) Yeary, Amy Jo Tarr and son-in-law Jeff Chastain. Beloved grandchildren; Matthew Chastain, Jason (Melanie) Chastain, Hannah (Jordan) Burcham and Clinton Yeary. Great grandchildren; Lucas, Peyton, Emily, Dylan, and Lillie Chastain. Step great grandchildren Logan and Garrett Blake, as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her sister Carole Miller and brother James Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Norma and Daniel Jenkins, daughter Taryn Chastain, grandson David Chastain, brothers; John and Mike Jenkins and sister Susan Jenkins.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

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

Frances Elaine (Whitney) Kristan

Frances Elaine (Whitney) Kristan, 86, of Bedford, died Saturday, Aug. 8. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dr. Gerald William Ritter

Dr. Gerald William Ritter, 75, of French Lick, died Saturday, Aug. 8. A private graveside ceremony will be held at Ames Chapel at a later date. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick.

Mary Louise (Wethington) Adams

Mary Louise (Wethington) Adams, 84, of Seymour, died Saturday, Aug. 8. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at First United Methodist Church in Seymour. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Stephanie Lynn (Hert) Bradley

Stephanie Lynn (Hert) Bradley, 48, of Shoals, died Thursday, Aug. 6. Visitation is 1 – 2 p.m. Wed. at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. . Services are 2 p.m. Wed at the Queen-Lee Chapel.

August 10, 2020

Gary Dean Ball

Oct. 03, 1957 — Aug. 08, 2020

Gary Dean Ball, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at his residence.

Born Oct. 3, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of W. Dean and Maryetta Ball. Gary married Linda Jenkins on Oct. 4, 1997, and she survives.

Gary was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a lifelong farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; brothers, Noble Ball and Vernon (Cindy) Ball; sister, Mary (Mark) Gilmore; special sister-in-law and caregiver, Betty Jones; several nieces and nephews; numerous unofficial adopted sons and daughters; his four-legged buddy, Gib; and special friends, Alan Abel, Jim Miles, Brent Raines and Manfredo Quiros.

He was preceded in death by his parents; uncle Floyd Ball; and aunt, Mildred Ball.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Huron Cemetery.

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

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

Carolyn Sue Riester

Jan. 25, 1941 — Aug. 05, 2020

Carolyn Sue Riester, 79 of Fishers, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Fishers, surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Montgomery. Sue married Ron Riester on Feb. 3, 1962. Sue is survived by her husband, Ron, and their three children, Steve Riester of Bedford, Cathy Cooley of Fishers and Pamela Bontrager of Greenfield. Sue has 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Katherine Burris of Bunker Hill, Illinois.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church in Fishers.

Buddy Dixon

Buddy Dixon, 86, of French Lick, died Friday, Aug. 7. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

August 09, 2020

Tina Louise Holder

April 30, 1965 — Aug. 06, 2020

Tina Louise Holder, 55, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her residence.

Born April 30, 1965 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Fred N. Holder and Gloria Povlock. She married Gregg Redding and he survives. She was an executive assistant at Crane. She was the founder of the Tina Holder Single Parent Scholarship. Tina was a lifetime member of the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association. There was nothing she couldn’t do, she was fierce and determined, a very artistic woman who loved animals. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was the perfect combination of stern and soft.

Survivors include her husband, Gregg, of Bloomington; her father, Fred N. Holder and companion, Bernadette; a son, Master Sergeant Michael Schnadenberg USAF and wife, Hope, of Milan, Italy; two daughters, Tatiana Ritter and husband, Isaac, of Bedford, Erin Sanders and husband, Jordan, of Noblesville; a step-daughter, Jessie Capper and husband, Tim, of Ft. Myers, FL; a step-son, Gregg Redding, Jr., of Erie, PA; grandchildren, Evan, Noah, Sydney, Chance, Gwenivere, Bailey, Grayson, and Jacob; three brothers, Nelson Holder, Ric Holder and wife, Amy, Mark Holder and wife, Kelly; nieces and nephews, Kia, Jared, M.J., Tara, Keagan, Samantha, Kody, Heather, and Daniel.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Povlock.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Johnson officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday, August 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Tina Holder Single Parent Scholarship Fund or the humane society.

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

Kelly Gene Duncan

Aug. 02, 1967 — Aug. 07, 2020

Kelly Gene Duncan, 53, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born August 2, 1967, in Paoli, he was the son of Michael Lee and Betty J. (Mounce) Duncan.

Kelly had been employed by the City of Mitchell.

Surviving are his children, Cheyenna J (Duncan) Weilbaker of East Oolitic, Rayden Grace Duncan, Frankie Gene Duncan, mother, Betty J. Hart of Bedford, father, Michael Lee Duncan of Mitchell, grandchildren, Rilynn Abel, Colton Abel, Noen Hobson, half-sister, Michelle Lee of Bedford.

His brother, Ronnie Lee Duncan, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, at Spice Valley Cemetery.

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

August 08, 2020

John Russell, Jr.

Sept. 17, 1934 — Aug. 05, 2020

John Russell, Jr. passed away in his home after complications from recent illness and heart issues on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Born September 17, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Edna Mae (Terry) Russell. He married Sharon Ann Mounce June 1, 2012.

John was a proud Army veteran, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his service he earned several commendations, while reaching the rank of Corporal.

He spent the rest of his life providing for his family while living in Louisiana before returning to his hometown to retire and enjoy his remaining years. John was a member of the Higher Ground United Pentecostal Church in French Lick.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Russell of Mitchell, children, Robert “Buddy” Russell of Arkansas, Robin Baker of Louisiana, Ronald Russell of California, stepdaughter, Deborah Lynn Bauer of Washington, Indiana, grandchildren, Susan, Joshua, Chelsea, Kristen, Zackary, and William, great grandchildren, Thomas, Zane, Lacey and Jayden, brother, Harry Russell of Mitchell, sisters, Sue Holt of Mitchell, Juanita “Scotty” Jean of Marshfield, Missouri, Naomi Beebe of Springfield, Missouri, Sharon Egger of Leon, Iowa, and his dog, Spot.

His parents; infant daughter, Rita Russell; and sister, Rose Marie Johnson, preceded him in death.

Graveside service was at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 7, at Mitchell Cemetery. Brother Brian Harrison officiated. Military honors were accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Betty May (Mitchell) Gerkin

Sept. 10, 1938 — Aug. 04, 2020

Betty May (Mitchell) Gerkin, 81, of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at Ahava Nursing Home in Clarksville.

Born Sept. 10, 1938, in Indiana, she was the daughter of Oral and Ruth (Padgett) Mitchell. She married Jonathan Henry Gerkin on April 28, 1955 and he preceded her in death in Oct. of 2014.

She was a high school graduate and worked briefly as an LPN. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents Oral and Ruth (Padgett) Mitchell; husband, Jonathan Gerkin; children, Kathy Langford and Jennifer Gerkin; brothers, Olin (Jake) Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell and Roy Mitchell; sisters, Sue Umphress, Judy Taylor and Patty Taylor.

Surviving are sisters, Janice Wheeler of Virginia and Barbara (Paul) King of Indiana; sisters in law, Wanda Gerkin, Judy Gerkin, Faye Gerkin, and Doris Gerkin, all of Indiana; children, John (Pamela) Gerkin and Jerry (Lioba) Gerkin of Tennessee and Stacy Carman of Texas; son-in-law, Dave Langford; grandchildren: John (Teany) Gerkin Jr., Kristi Ripley, Jonathan (Amber) Gerkin, Tristan Carman, Cheyanne Carman, Lydia (Kelly) Howerton, Michael Langford, Jimmy Childers, and Nicole Beaver; great-grandchildren, Peyton Haley, Savanna Haley, Gracee Haley, Alex Haley, Hannah Gerkin, Emilee Gerkin, Hailee Gerkin, Jason Gerkin, John Gerkin III, Madison Gerkin, Gage Gerkin, Remi Sue Carman, Jaxon Langford, Harrison Langford, Sharon Howerton, Maddie Beaver and Heidi Childers-Beaver; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at Fayetteville Community Cemetery on Monday, August 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating.

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

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

Stephanie Lynn (Hert) Bradley

Stephanie Lynn (Hert) Bradley, 48, of Shoals, died Thursday, Aug. 6.  Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

August 07, 2020

Lebert Wayne Hearth

Jan. 22, 1938 — Aug. 05, 2020

Lebert Wayne Hearth, 82, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2020, at his residence.

Born January 22, 1938, in Monroe County, he was the son of Vernon and Ina Grace (Allen) Hearth. He married Shirley Ann Norman May 23, 1960.

Lebert retired from Indiana Limestone Company and was a member of LIUNA Local 741. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a life-time member of Disabled American Veterans.

Lebert enjoyed his grandkids and riding motorcycles.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Ann Hearth of Bedford, children, Angela (Robert) Barker of Plainfield, Lisha (Robin) Martin of Heltonville, Bradley (Lori) Hearth of Bedford, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, siblings, Lanora (Dan) Owens of Bedford, Bonnie (Michael) Fountain of Norman, Ronald Dale “Ronnie” (Cathy) Hearth of Bedford.

His parents and siblings, Audrey Kay Stogdill, Ralph Nelson Hearth, Kenny Hearth, and Donna Gail Hearth, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, August 10, at Meadows Church of God Cemetery with Pastor Mark Duncan officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Linda Sue Guthrie

May 25, 1956 — Aug. 06, 2020

Linda Sue Guthrie, 64, of Brownstown peacefully slipped away from her earthly body and into the arms of our Lord at 12:37am on August 6th, 2020.

She was born May 25, 1956, in Bedford, Indiana, the daughter of the late Robert Henderson and Ordella I. (Kent) Ferguson. Linda married Kenny A. Guthrie on September 10, 1977, at Kurtz Church of the Nazarene, and he survives.

Linda was a member of Faith Southern Baptist Church in Milport. She worked many years as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Baker and Dr. Childress. Linda loved her family and spending time with them above all. She especially loved the holidays, decorating the house for Christmas and her Grandson staying with her on Christmas Eve. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, never missing a game or event for her daughter or grandson.

She is survived by her husband, her daughter, Angie (Nathan) Patman, grandson, Brendan Scott Patman, sisters, Marie (Sam) Mills, Rita Mae (Mike) Nelson, Barbara (Jr.) Achelpohl, Roberta (Michael) Brewster and Julie (Roger) Whitsett; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be conducted Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 1:00 PM at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown with Jason Cooper and Nathan Patman officiating. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 6 PM and Sunday after 12 Noon until time of service. Burial will follow at White River Valley Cemetery.

We welcome friends to pay respects while continuing to follow social distancing guidelines. Anyone 65 or older or with high-risk health conditions is encouraged to remain home; face coverings in public are required. You may be asked to wait outside the building if we exceed the recommended capacity in compliance with the current Indiana COVID-19 mandate.

We encourage you to share your support with the family, being cognizant that others wish to do the same.

Memorials may be made to Faith Southern Baptist Church or donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com

LaDonna Jean (Dillard) Stroud

LaDonna Jean (Dillard) Stroud, 52, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, July 29. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

August 06, 2020

Christena June Troxel

July 23, 1931 — Aug. 05, 2020

Christena June Troxel, 89, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford after a brief battle with cancer.

Born July 23, 1931, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Otto and Beulah (Mundy) Pridemore. She married Porter Troxel Feb. 16, 1957, and he preceded her in death Oct. 8, 2012.

Christena had been employed at Roberts Brass, Carpenter Body Works, and owned Chris’s Ceramics. Chris loved flowers and was a member of the Happy Travelers.

Survivors include her daughters, Tammie (Eddie) Wray of Bedford and Robin Nuzum of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Billy Doss, Jeromy Pearson, Bobbi Jo Nuzum, Daniel Wray and Shannon Wray; and several great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Noble Johnson, Vernon Johnson and Bill Pridemore, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

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

Donald William “Don” Brewer

Oct. 01, 1945 — Aug. 04, 2020

Donald William “Don” Brewer, 74, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 1, 1945, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clarence W. and Betty J. (Browning) Brewer. He married Mary Florence Passmore March 29, 1968.

Don retired from NSWC Crane after 36 years. He was a U. S. Army National Guard veteran and a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School. Don was an avid IU and Colts fan. He coached Mitchell Girl’s Softball League for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Brewer of Mitchell; daughters, Kelly (fiance Marty Claeys) Davis of Bedford, Kristy (Greg) Evans of Mitchell, Kim (Mark) Mullen of Edgewood, Kentucky, and Kinsley (Michael Kwakye) Jackson of Bedford; grandchildren, Brett Davis, Drew Davis, Andrew Evans, Brittany Evans, Sarah Evans, Ariana Evans, Alivia Evans, Lillian Evans, Elliot Mullen, Cheaney Jackson, Bella Jackson and Makaya Jackson; three special girls also called him papaw, Audrina Dominguez, Kat Kwakye and Kayeh Kwakye; great-grandchildren, Makenli and Korbyn Evans; siblings, David Brewer of Orleans, Greg (Cathy) Brewer of Bedford and Pat Brewer of French Lick; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and sister, Connie Stone, preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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

Sharon Lee Tanksley

Sharon Lee Tanksley, 72, of Bedford, entered her eternal glory on Aug. 4, 2020, after a brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Sharon was born the youngest of a set of twins to George and Shirley (Sego) Gilstrap.

Sharon graduated from the Bedford High School in 1967. She married Mike Tanksley in a double ceremony, with her twin sister, on Aug. 19, 1967, and he survives.

The loves of Sharon’s life were her husband, children and grandchildren. She loved nothing more than a backyard full of family on a hot summer day, enjoying the swimming pool and whimsical decorations.

Sharon was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church where you could find her attending services, participating in children’s programs and ministering wherever she had an opportunity.

In 2002, she played an active role in the building of the Mitchell Memorial Playground. You could find her, every day, providing wheelchair guided tours of the playground as it was being constructed.

When MS took her ability to work as a bookkeeper for Smith’s Jewelers, she stayed home and occupied her time by making salt-dough ornaments and pins. They were a hit and all of the Mitchell High School Class of 2011 wore a Sharon Tanksley original MHS Bee.

Sharon may have had MS, but MS didn’t have her. She continued to do as much as she physically could, right up to the end of her journey.

Survivors include her husband, Mike, of Bedford; three daughters, Michele Super and husband, Tommy, Stephanie Chastain and husband, Jimmy, and Sharlyn Redman and husband, Brian, all of Mitchell; her mother, Shirley Gilstrap; her twin sister, Shirley Pinnick, and her baby sister, Ruthie Gilstrap; grandchildren, Alyssa (Super) Williams, of Texas, Elizabeth (Chastain) Schmittou, of Tennessee, Alayna Super, of Bloomington, Brady Chastain, of Findlay, Ohio, and Kelsey Faye (Redman) McComb, Geordan Smith and Cameron Smith, all of Mitchell; a great-granddaughter, Aurora Jane Schmittou; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daddy, George Gilstrap; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

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

Timothy John Wiseman

May 01, 1959 — Aug. 03, 2020

Timothy John Wiseman age 61 of Williams passed away on Monday August 3, 2020 at 6:38 AM at his residence.

Tim was born on May 1, 1959 in Houston, Texas to Albert John Wiseman and Jackie (Brown) Wiseman. Tim was a boat mechanic.

Survivors include his son, Cory Wiseman of Williams and a grandson, Cory Wiseman, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Pam King

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

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Eleanor Kay Wells

Dec. 15, 1944 — Aug. 03, 2020

Eleanor Kay Wells, age 75, passed away August 3, 2020 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY.

She was born December 15, 1944 in Bedford to parents Charles Everett and Nettie (Terrell) Brewer. She married Larry Richard Wells April 28, 1972. She was retired from GE and was a small business owner. She was a member of Church of God Prophecy. Kay enjoyed ministering to others and demonstrated her beliefs and faith in all she did. Whether that was providing food to needy families, donating clothes to those in need from a second hand store that she ran. In 2005 Kay became an ordained minister and continued to share her faith, knowledge and love of God with everyone she met.

During retirement she was a caregiver to her ailing sister, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kay enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Some might say that she was a thrill seeker as well, from spending time at the race track in her younger years to riding roller coasters at the age of 69 with her grandchildren to going zip-lining two days before her 74th birthday.

She is survived by husband Larry Richard Wells of Salem

Daughters LouAnn Hopkins and husband, Wayne of Hardingsburg and Ginger Breeden of Paoli

Grandchildren Vincent Hopkins of Salem, Jasmine Snyder and husband, Chris of Louisville, Jacob Hopkins of Austin and Trey Breeden of Paoli

Great Grandchildren Bentley Hopkins-Bowman, Wyatt Hopkins, Harper Berry, Bo Breeden and Berkley Breeden

Brothers Wayne Brewer and Fred Brewer

Sisters Gloria Francis and Pam Miller

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Gene, Larry and Danny Brewer and sister Brenda Jean

Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Friday August 7 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 1pm Saturday August 8 at the funeral home. Bro Bill McCrary will officiate. Burial will be in Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Orleans.

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

Sharon K. Collier

May 23, 1955 — Aug. 03, 2020

Sharon K. Collier, 65 of French Lick, passed away August 3, 2020 at University of Louisville Hospital.

She was born May 23, 1955 in Salem, to parents, Clovie Apple Sr. & Beatrice Marie (Zehr) Pruitt. She married John Collier on December 31, 1980. Sharon was retired from the Springs Valley Convenience Clinic. She currently was a substitute teacher for Springs Valley Community Schools and owner and operator of Springs Stadium Theater of French Lick. She was a member of Redemption Christian Church Loogootee Campus and Tri Kappa sorority.

She is survived by her Husband, John Collier of French Lick, Daughters, Joy Bohon & husband, Steve of Bedford, Stacy Denbo & husband, Rob of French Lick, Johnnie Lanier & husband, John of New Mexico & Marci Payton & husband, Jeremy of French Lick. Sons, Robert Collier & Charlie Collier & wife, Cheri both of French Lick & Victor Collier & wife, Kelly of Myrtle Beach, SC.
Brother, Larry Mike Apple of Plainfield, 17 Grandchildren, and 12 Great-Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Joe Apple & sister, Jeanie Hopper.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, August 6 at McAdams Mortuary.

The family requests mask be worn & to practice social distancing. A private graveside service will be held.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Springs Valley Schools, 498 S. Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, IN 47432 or The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, 800 W. 9th St., Jasper, IN 47546.

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

Audrey Amma Miller

Audrey Amma (Miller) Miller, 99, of Salem, died Tuesday, Aug. 4. Private services are scheduled. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Betty May (Mitchell) Gerkin

Betty May (Mitchell) Gerkin, 81, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, Aug. 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

August 05, 2020

Carolyn Tincher

Feb. 24, 1942 — Aug. 03, 2020

Carolyn Tincher, 78, of Bedford, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020.

Born February 24, 1942, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Joseph Harell Tumey, Sr. and Nora Ruth (Srygler) Tumey. She married Larry T. Tincher on October 4, 1963 and he preceded her in death on September 5, 2005. She retired from teaching at Heltonville Elementary School and was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Jo Lynch and husband, James, of Springville and Kimberly Ann Smith and husband, Mike, of Bedford; two sons, Eric Thomas Tincher, of Bedford and Justin Chad Tincher and wife, Joanie, of Bedford; 15 grandchildren, Noah, Jonah, Isaiah, Chelsea, Andy, Whitley, Eli, Hunter, Alivia, Chance, Zack, Rylie, Frank and Jax; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Harrison, Zaylon and Makaia; one brother, Philip Tumey, of Brownsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Joseph Harell Tumey, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Bennett Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

August 04, 2020

Josephine Ellen George

Aug. 18, 1920 — Aug. 01, 2020

Josephine Ellen George, 99, of Williams died at 10:20 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 18, 1920 in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Ira and Melinda Ellen (McCall) Webster. She married Louie D. George on June 6, 1936 and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2003. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams and had been a member of the Williams Homemakers Club for over 50 years. She worked 3 years at the Williams School in the cafeteria.

Survivors include one grandson, Michael Grissom and his wife Jane of Bedford; three great grandchildren: Joey Hicks and his wife Kim of Bedford, Amanda Green and her husband Chris of Bedford, and John Grissom of Bedford; two great great grandchildren: Gavin Green and Addie Hicks.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Patty Grissom, a granddaughter, Vicky Hicks, five sisters, and five brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 5th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Rev. Tom East officiating. Burial will follow.

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

James Wesley Bartlett

Aug. 31, 1945 — Aug. 02, 2020

James Wesley Bartlett, 74, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Born August 31, 1945, in Mitchell, he was the son of Lester Bartlett and Eva (Cox) Bartlett Carnes. He married Pamela Jean Reynolds June 24, 2005.

Jim retired from General Electric in 2002 with 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife; Pamela Jean Bartlett of Mitchell, son; Casey (Darinda) Bartlett of Mitchell, sisters; Mary (Ed) Patterson of Elsberry, Missouri, and Faye Bartlett of Hamilton, Ohio.

His parents and sister, Bessie Hopper, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 6, at Mitchell Cemetery with Deacon Dave Reising officiating.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

The family requests that masks be worn.

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

Robert E. Norman

Robert E. Norman, 94, of Shoals, died Saturday, Aug. 1. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Shoals Christian Church. Service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Robert Grubb

Robert Grubb, 60, of Bedford, died Thursday, July 30.

No visitation is scheduled. Robert’s wishes were to be cremated with no services.

Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 03, 2020

Johnny Elwood Henderson

April 05, 1952 — July 31, 2020

Johnny Elwood Henderson, 68, of Paoli, passed away at 9:52 p.m. on July 31, 2020, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born April 5, 1952, in Bedford, the son of Gerald H. and Rachel (Chastain) Henderson. He married Kathryn “Kate” (Conner) Henderson on July 15, 1978, and she survives.

He graduated from Orleans High School, Class of 1970, and attended Indiana State University where he studied Speech and English and was a member of Alpha Sigma Iota broadcasting fraternity.

He was an ordained minister and member of several churches; currently pastor at Bliss Place and member of Lost River Missionary Baptist and Open Door Community Fellowship.

Johnny is a legend in local high school sports broadcasting, long-time Salem Speedway track announcer, and well-known radio personality on WSLM, WBOW, WBIW, WUME and several other radio stations. He also worked at Paoli Incorporated, G.C. Murphy, and served as foundation director for Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was inaugural president of the Optimist Club of Salem, supported the Lawrence County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and was a member of Orleans Lodge No. 153 F. & A.M. and Order of the Eastern Star French Lick Chapter No. 249.

He is survived by his wife, Kate, of Paoli; one brother, Ron, of Chicago; step mom, Velma Harris Henderson of Orleans; three step-brothers, Tim Ball (Cindy) of Texas, Tom Ball (Patricia) of Salem and Brett Pittman of Bedford; mother-in-law Marlene Conner; sister-in-law, Debra Woolston; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his father-in-law, John Conner.

He is survived by Snickers. Sam and Lester, and April preceded him in death.

Johnny was known to his many, many friends as “The Big Guy” for his large compassion and generosity of spirit. Buffaloes were his spirit animal. Music and reading were passions matched with his large collection of vinyl albums and books, and he carefully selected ties from his collection for preaching and for the many weddings and funerals for which he was invited to officiate.

He liked NASCAR, the Chicago Cubs, and had a special love for reading to kids, acting in regional theater, radio announcing, and dramatic reading. Most of all, Johnny liked to talk.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall in Orleans with Pastor Sherry Roby and Pastor Deborah Doyle officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at Unity Hall, 319 S. Maple Street in Orleans, from 3-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday. Masonic and Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are welcome to be made to “Ruff Cut Ministries Children’s Playground Project.”

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

Harold Padgett

Nov. 26, 1927 — Aug. 02, 2020

Harold Padgett, age 92, of Switz City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Bedford, IN on November 26, 1927, the son of Arnold Lewis Padgett & Oma (Bex) Padgett.

He was a graduate of Williams High School in Williams, IN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He began working at PSI Energy, as a well respected foreman, building substations all around Indiana. He enjoyed being the family handyman because that meant he could spend extra time with his family.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Irene (Sowders) Padgett of Switz City; son, Terry Padgett of Richmond; son-in-law, Randy Sperling of Switz City; grandchildren, April Griffith, Bill (Cassie) Griffith, Amber (Jeff) Frye and Erica (Jeff) Lane; great grandchildren, Shainia Richardson, Makayla Griffith, Morgan Frye, Sarah ( Johnny) Tiefel and Hayley Lane; sister-in-law, Emily Padgett and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lana Sperling and brothers, Virgil Padgett and Arnold Leroy Padgett.

Due to current Indiana guidelines and the family’s request, please wear a mask as you enter the funeral home for services.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, with Pastor Craig Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service.

Online condolences may be shared with Harold’s family at www.welchcornett.com

Donna A. (Sons) Troxel

Nov. 18, 1934 — Aug. 02, 2020

Donna A. (Sons) Troxel, 85, of Bedford died at 7:35 am on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at IU Health Bedford.

Born November 18, 1934 in Bedford, IN she was the daughter of Louis (Connie) and Goldie Mae (Hughes) Sons. She married Freeman Troxel on April 21, 1956 and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, John, Marvin, Charles, and Morris “Red” Sons, and a special friend Reba Brooking.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Terry Dowell officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jamie Shree Cole

Jamie Shree Cole, 38, of Marengo, died Wednesday, July, 29. Cremation was chosen.  Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

August 02, 2020

David “Bud” Nicholson

Nov. 16, 1943 — July 31, 2020

David “Bud” Nicholson age 76 of Bedford passed away on July 31, 2020 at 12:24 AM at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born in Heltonville on November 16, 1943 to Ambrose David Nicholson and Anna M. (Boone) Nicholson. David was a graduate of Heltonville High School and was an US Air Force veteran. Bud retired from GM Powertrain in Bedford in 2004, he was a member of the U.A.W Local #440, he also was member of the Bedford American Legion Post#33, the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club and was a former member of the NLCS School Board. David married Linda Robbins on June 3, 1994 and she survives.

Bud enjoyed family, friends, and cruising the country in his truck and stopping to visit friends, he loved animals, and telling stories, he will be greatly missed by his family.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Nicholson, one son, Tony Nicholson and his wife Lori, one daughter, Yvonne Doane, three grandchildren, Alex Nicholson, Macee Nicholson, and Megan (Colin) McClain, two great grandchildren, Ameina and Roman, one step-son, Travis Bailey, six step-grandchildren, Selena Bailey, Jadelyn, Drew, Zaryn, Bryanna, and Willow, three brothers, John “Bucky” Nicholson, Randy (Beth) Nicholson, Stanley “Buster” (Mattie) Nicholson, seven sisters, Paula Bartlett, Luanne Robbins, Donna (Bill) Bilbrey, Becky (Jim) Hicks, Vickie (Butch) Stidam, Beth Wubben, and Gina (Dean) Smith, two sisters-in-law, Andi Nicholson and Vivian Nicholson, his former wife, Joyce Nicholson

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Kenneth “Butch” Nicholson and Stephen Nicholson, two sisters, Judy Todd, and Micky Nicholson, one stepson, Michael Bailey, Jr.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday August 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Michael Nicholson, officiating, military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Post #33

Visitation will be on Tuesday August 4, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the White River Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Bedford, IN 47421

Janice Kellams

Dec. 27, 1945 — July 31, 2020

Janice Kellams, age 74, passed away July 31, 2020 at Garden Villa Nursing Home of Bedford.

She was born December 27, 1945 in Paoli, to parents Amos Kellams & Pauline Holland Kellams Parks. Janice was a former employee of LARC.

She is survived by sisters, Vickie Childers of Orleans and Linda Drake of Santa Claus and by her special friends at Garden Villa Nursing Home.

Janice is preceded in death by, mother-Pauline Parks, father- Joe Parks, brothers- Larry and Lonnie Kellams, and sister- Deretha Colber.

A graveside service will be 11am Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Paoli Community Cemetery. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

Gregory Jones

Gregory Jones age 65 of Huron passed away at his residence on July 29, 2020. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his arrangements

August 01, 2020

Ronald Smitson

Ronald Smitson, 82, of Paoli, died Thursday, July 30. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

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