Obituaries — August 2020

August 31, 2020

Ralph Herman King

Feb. 11, 1940 — Aug. 29, 2020

Ralph Herman King, 80, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at his home.

Born Feb. 11, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph and Lucille (Owen) King. He married Linda Marie Stephenson June 11, 1966.

Herman retired from General Motors. He graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Herman loved being with his family and being outdoors, especially mowing.

He enjoyed his motorcycle and was excellent at woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Linda King of Mitchell; children, Rogi King of Florida, Dr. Stephen King of Mitchell and Kelly (Monty) Pritchard of Bedford; grandchildren, Alex Marie Tomlinson, Andrew Tomlinson, Luke King and Justus King; and great -grandchildren, Zappelynn Tomlinson and Winston Tomlinson.

His parents and brother, Merlin King, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

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

Carolyn Ann Gould

July 15, 1964 — Aug. 28, 2020

Carolyn Ann Gould, 56, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020.

Born July 15, 1964, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wilford and Geneva “Ruth” Flynn.

Carolyn married Kenny Gould on April 17, 1987 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1988.

Carolyn was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School Class of 1982 and worked as a home health aide at Comfort Keepers. She was of the Christian faith. Carolyn loved spending time with her family and grandbabies.

Surviving are two sons, Josh (Tiffany) Gould, of Bedford, Kyle (Chasity) Gould, of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Keaton, Kailee, Wyatt, Eli, Izak, Raven, Kyson, and Knox; one sister, Kay Griffin, of Wichita, KS; nieces and nephew, Lissa Griffin-Maisch and Steven Griffin; mother-in-law, Carolyn J. Gould brother-in-law, Travis (Mary Anne) Gould; sister-in-law, Melody (Jimmy) Gratzer; along with several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenny; one brother, Joe Flynn; and cousin, David Flynn.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Lana Wilkerson

Lana Wilkerson, 66, of Birdseye, died Saturday, Aug. 29. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Christine (Fox) Nelson

Christine (Fox) Nelson, 88, of West Baden Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 27. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. A Graveside Ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

August 30, 2020

Charlene (Martin) Silvers

Oct. 02, 1962 — Aug. 26, 2020

Charlene (Martin) Silvers age 57 of Bedford passed away at 7:24 PM on August 26, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born in Bedford on October 2, 1962 to Noble Martin and Mae (Clark) Martin. Charlene was a homemaker and did home care, she was always helping others, there was no job she did not try, big or small, she loved the outdoors and working in her yard and loved her family dearly. She belonged to the Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Survivors include her parents, Noble and Mae Martin of Bedford, two daughters, Shannon Johnson and her companion, Ronnie Mills, Jr. of Bedford, Heather (Brian) Watterson, one son, Michael Terrell of Bedford, one brother, Rex (Louann) Martin of Paoli, three sisters, Mille (Bobby) Cox of Solsberry, Linda Martin of Bedford, and Annette (Bruce) Sturgeon of Bloomington, eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church in Springville, burial will follow.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers donations can made to help with expenses.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements.

August 29, 2020

Charles Nathan Prewitt

Charles Nathan Prewitt, 70, of Paoli, died Thursday, Aug. 27. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements by Dillman Scott Funeral Home.

August 28, 2020

Dale D. Cobb

June 08, 1927 — Aug. 23, 2020

Dale D. Cobb, 93, Indianapolis, passed away on August 23, 2020.

Dale was born in Oolitic, Indiana on June 8, 1927 to Robert and Verla Cobb. A graduate of Oolitic High School and Indiana University, Dale retired in 1982 as an accountant for RCA. Dale was an Army Veteran of WWII and is past Commander of American Legion Gillen Post 33 in Bedford, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lola Sue (Turner) Cobb, brother Dennis Cobb, and daughter Mary Diane Cobb.

He is survived by his sisters LaVerne Speer and Dolores Crane (Bill), brother Gary Cobb (Judy), several nieces and nephews, daughter Elizabeth Ann Cobb, Son James P. Cobb (Penny), granddaughter Casey L. Parent (Harry), and great- grandchildren Natalie and Jameson.

There will be no visitation or service at this time and a celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

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

Sheila A. Miller

Aug. 19, 1946 — Aug. 25, 2020

Sheila A. Miller, age 74 of Fairborn, Ohio passed away August 25, 2020. She was born August 19, 1946 in Bedford, Indiana daughter of the late Howard Sears and Betty VanNess.

Sheila was a loving wife, mother, nana and g-nan, and friend. She loved listening to music, playing piano, fishing, camping, and spending time with her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Sheila was preceded in death by her grandson, John Christopher Cornell.

Sheila is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Miller; children, Annette (Aaron) DeWitte and Lisa Gollmer; grandchildren, Patsy Skabla, Ryan Earl, Ashley Earl, and Stefanie Gollmer; great grandchildren, Branden Skabla, Ella Skabla, and Jayden Harris; many cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Alzheimer’s Foundation or American Cancer Society.

Newcomer – Beavercreek Chapel (937-429-4700) is assisting the family.

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

David L. Thompson

David L. Thompson, 54, of Brownstown, died Wednesday, Aug. 26. Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday at Brownstown Christian Church. Friends and family may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church. Arrangements by Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home.

August 26, 2020

Jasim Anthony Badyr Boone

Dec. 14, 1978 — Aug. 22, 2020

Jasim Anthony Badyr Boone, 41, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1978, in Columbus, Georgia, he was the son of Phyllis Gail Boone and Bassam Yassime. He married Pushpaben Patel Aug. 12, 2016.

Jasim had been employed at the Jay C Store, CVS and Spartan Warehouse.

He was a very positive and fun-loving person.

Survivors include his wife, Pushpaben Boone of Mitchell; daughters, Mary Katherine Boone of Alabama and Maggie Mae Boone of Alabama; mother, Phyllis Gail Boone of Georgia; and father, Bassam D. Yassime of Georgia.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating.

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

Landice Brent (L.B.) Silvers

May 04, 1950 — Aug. 24, 2020

Landice Brent (L.B.) Silvers, 70, of Orleans, passed away at 11:40 pm on Monday, August 24, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 4, 1950 in New Castle, IN, he was the son of James William and Magdalene (New) Silvers. He married Thelma Ruth Jones on December 30, 1977 and she survives. He was a retired supervisor for Superior Essex. He was a hardworking and loving husband, father, grandfather. He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association and loved riding his Goldwing trike. He enjoyed riding his jeep with family.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma, of Orleans; three children, Susie Taylor and husband, Michael of Fernandina Beach, FL, Landice Brent Silvers, Jr. of Tampa, FL and Darrin Wayne Silvers and wife, Jamie, of Staunton, IN; six grandchildren include Stephen Taylor (Mandy), Glenda Ashley Beckett (John), Jake Silvers, Savannah Silvers, Ella Silvers, Weston Silvers; five great grandchildren; four brothers, William “Junior” Silvers, Warren Silvers, James Silvers and Phil New; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Noble New, brothers, Jerry Wayne Silvers, and Donny Edward Silvers.

Private family services will be held.

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

Jackie (Jack) Lee Byrer

March 04, 1934 — Aug. 25, 2020

Jackie (Jack) Lee Byrer, age 86 of Bedford, IN passed away peacefully August 25, 2020 at Garden Villa.

He was born March 4, 1934 in Odon, IN to Willard and Vincie (Herndon) Byrer. He married Janet Keith July 15, 1961 and she survives. Jack retired from Public Service Indiana (Duke Energy) in 1996 after 44 years. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1956 and served for two years. He was a member of Leatherwood Christian Church.

Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time watching his grandchildren play sports and any other activities they were involved in. He also enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation, especially birds. The bird feeders were never empty. Jack was also known by many to always have a pocket of candy, which he offered to you every time you saw him.

The family would like to give special thanks to Sydney Stahl, Gracie Flinn, Heart to Heart Hospice and Garden Villa for their wonderful care for Jack during his final days.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jack are: his wife, Janet, daughter, Amy (Vince) Garmon of New Albany, IN and son, Brent (Tammy) Byrer of Bedford; Grandchildren, Evan (Mollie) Garmon, Blaine Byrer, Luke Garmon and fiance Hayley Haws, Marissa (Jeremy) Buess and Blaze Byrer; Great Granddaughter, Skylar Garmon and Great Grandson, Brixton Buess.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Norman Byrer, Ermil Byrer, Russell Byrer and Virgil Byrer; four sisters, Betty Smith, Ann Givan, Gail Hudson and Autumn Lamb.

Funeral Services for Jack L. Byrer will be at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Vince Garmon officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2020 from 3:30 pm until the service hour at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leatherwood Christian Church.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fergusonlee.com

James Thompson “Jim” McCoy

June 18, 1940 — Aug. 23, 2020

James Thompson “Jim” McCoy passed away on Aug. 23, 2020, at the age of 80.

Jim was born June 18, 1940, in Terre Haute, to James Andrew and Aline Thompson McCoy. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1958, where he played basketball and football. In 1957 he was named outstanding boy at Boy’s State. He graduated from DePauw University in 1962 as a Geology major, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and played football for four years.

He worked for the US Geological survey during the summers of 1960 and 1961. He went on to Indiana University in 1962 to get his Master’s in Business Administration. Directly after, Jim worked for Kaiser Aluminum for two years, during which he lived in both Cleveland, Ohio, and San Leandro, California.

Jim was hired in 1966 by the John C. Groub Co., where he began as a buyer, and later, through dedicated work, became the president of the company. By his retirement in 2003, Jim had worked for the John C. Groub Co. for 37 years. During these years he was also the Chairman of the Board for the Food Marketing Institute, president of the Indiana Retail Council, and a founding member of the Midwest Grocer’s Association. He served on the board of directors for the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Grocer’s Association, and Seymour Country Club, and was on the business relations committee for the Schneck Memorial Hospital. Jim’s favorite board was that of the Jackson County Bank, where he served for 47 and a half years, and was Chairman of the Board for 14 years.

A lifelong sports-lover and dedicated Hoosier, Jim held season tickets to Indiana University football and basketball games, which he and his family have thoroughly enjoyed over the years. Always a very giving person, he was a generous donor to many philanthropies.

While at DePauw University, Jim met Linda Bollinger, and they were married on Aug. 17, 1963. During their years together, Jim and Linda enjoyed raising their three daughters, Erin, Erika and Libby. Jim was a dedicated and loving father, committed to attending every one of his daughters’ sports games and important events in high school and even into college. Later, he was an equally loving grandfather to his eight grandchildren, who adoringly call him “Mac.” Whenever possible, he showed support at their own games and important events.

He regularly brought the entire family together to cook amazing meals and play out by their home pool, built just in time for their grandchildren to enjoy. He loved to be outdoors whenever he could, whether he was tinkering at his farm or the woods, or simply enjoying nature with his loved ones. During their winter months, Jim and Linda delighted in a social life in the sun in Sanibel, Florida. The two also enjoyed traveling the world: they visited 39 countries together and especially loved the trips they took with the entire family (grandkids and all) to the Galapagos Islands and to South Africa.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Linda Bollinger McCoy; his three daughters, Erin (Marshall) Royalty, Erika (Jim House) McCoy and Elizabeth (Robert) McCarty; his eight grandchildren, Drew (Leanna) Royalty, Maggie Royalty, Kailey Robinson, Mallory Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Samantha McCarty, Abigail McCarty and Alec McCarty; his two great-grandsons, Kipton Royalty and Lincoln Royalty; and his sister and brother-in-law, Linda (Bill) Pugh.

Friends and family may call at Voss Chapel from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Voss & Sons Funeral Service with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial checks may be written to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Schneck Foundation, or the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.vossfuneralservice.com

Beulah C. Fugate

March 12, 1928 — Aug. 24, 2020

Beulah C. Fugate, 92, of Orleans, passed away at 11:56 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at her residence.

She was born March, 12, 1928, in Stickleyville, Virginia, the daughter of Alex and Ella (Pendley) Rasnic. She married William Robert “Bob” Fugate on April 6, 1949, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2015.

She was a member of Liberty Christian Church. She worked at Trav-Ler Radio and Television and retired in 1972 and was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, William R. “Bill” Fugate (Cheri) of Orleans; two grandsons, Wayne Fugate (Angie) of Bedford and Alex Fugate of Orleans; two great-granddaughters, Lexi and Allie Fugate of Bedford; one sister, Frances Wade (John) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and one brother, Alex Rasnic (Betty) of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; step-mother, Clara Rasnic; two sisters, Virginia Kestner and Georgia Whitley; and one brother, Billy Joe Rasnic.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Alvey officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Christian Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service.

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

Walter E. Bess

Walter E. Bess, 59, of Orleans, died Saturday, Aug. 22. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of his life at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Rex D. Willoughby

Rex D. Willoughby, 68, of French Lick, died Thursday, Aug. 20. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ethel Ragains Anderson

Ethel Ragains Anderson, 96, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 24. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kays Chapel Cemetery with burial to follow. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

August 25, 2020

Kenneth John Korvela

Feb. 07, 1937 — Aug. 23, 2020

Kenneth John Korvela, 83, of Springville, passed away at 12:30 am on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born February 7, 1937 in Norway, MI, where he was raised by his beloved grandmother, Katherine Larson, and his adoring father, Edwin Korvela. He married Mary Lou Glasgow on June 18, 1958 and she survives. He was employed as a truck driver on the Crane Naval Base for over 33 years until his retirement. He served in the Army National Guard and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he received many medals for his service and achievements. He was involved in the local chapter of the Eagles and a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Lou, of Springville; three sons, Mark Korvela and wife, Pam, Greg Korvela and wife, April and Brian Korvela; grandchildren, Kama Korvela, Kenneth Kray Korvela, Kody John Korvela, and wife, Leann, Amy Korvela, Marc Korvela, Justin Baker and wife, Cami, Tyler Baker, Kameron Korvela and wife, Danielle, Kole Korvela, Mary Kenna Korvela, Courtney Thompson and husband, Trevor, David Baker, Ashley Smith and husband, Jacob, Micheal Terry, Dustin Terry and wife, Mikaela; several great grandchildren including Whitney Baker and Brayden Patton; a sister, Carol Korvela Meeks, of Troy, MI and her children, Jennifer Meek Knaack and husband, David of Troy, MI, and children, Erick Meek and wife, Shannon and children, of Lake Orion, MI and Steven Meek of Roseville, MI.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin, his grandmother, Katherine Larson; a son, Kenneth John Korvela, Jr. and a daughter, Kimberley Lynn Korvela.

Military rites will be accorded at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the hour of service on Wednesday, August 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

E. Edward “Eddie” Burton

March 12, 1945 — Aug. 22, 2020

E. Edward “Eddie” Burton, 75, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital.

Born March 12, 1945, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Porter and Rowana (Bass) Burton.

Eddie was a restaurant manager. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1962 and attended Purdue University.

He is survived by his wife, Anneliese Burton of Indianapolis and brother, David Burton of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Lois “Jeanine” (Fletcher) Spaulding

July 28, 1939 — Aug. 23, 2020

Lois “Jeanine” (Fletcher) Spaulding, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 28, 1939 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Burt and Eva (Burford) Fletcher.
Jeanine married Larry Joseph Spaulding and he preceded her in death in 2005.

She was a graduate of Mitchell High School, a member of Dive Christian Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer (Jon) MacDonald of Bedford; three grandchildren, Christina (Zack) Jacobs, Sarah (Logan) Jefferson and Cheyenne MacDonald; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, George Fletcher, Dale Fletcher and Tom Fletcher; and several nieces and nephews.

Jeanine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter; and two brothers, Duane Fletcher and Mike Fletcher.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at Dive Christian Church with Joe McAdams and Stephen Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the service hour at Dive Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dive Christian Church Children’s Christmas Program.

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

L. Bryce Whitson Jr.

Feb. 16, 1982 — Aug. 19, 2020

L. Bryce Whitson Jr., 38, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of New Albany, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, after a three-year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Bryce was born on Feb. 16, 1982, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late L. Bryce and Sharon Hartman Whitson.

He received his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue in 2009, and was a former employee of Naval Surface Warfare Center until he started his dream job with Hendrick Motorsports. His hobbies include running triathlons where he completed both Ironman 70.3 and Ironman 140.6 in Louisville and the Mag 7 Series in Bloomington. He also enjoyed simulation racing through the iRacing platform and volunteered as a Big Brother.

In addition to his parents, Bryce was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary Whitson, Greg Whitson and Jimmy Hartman.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Keeton Whitson, who he married on July 18, 2009. Bryce is also survived by his brothers, Gerry Whitson and Tony Hartman; a sister, Missy Bloomer; three nephews, Brent, Bryan and Gary Whitson; and a niece, Kasey Boswell.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral ceremony will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/kraftfuneral. Burial will follow in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers are suggested to the bone marrow transplant organization, Be the Match (www.bethematch. org).

Paul Edward Borgman

April 22, 1921 — Aug. 23, 2020

Paul Edward Borgman, 99 of Columbus, IN passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

He was born April 22, 1921 in Seymour, IN to Fred and Malinda Meyer Borgman. He graduated from Cortland High School in 1939. He married Jenet Middendorf on February 8, 1942 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jonesville, Indiana. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather who was dedicated to his family. He loved family get togethers.

Paul served in the US Army during WWII from August 20, 1942 until September 14, 1945. He was a Sargent in General Patton’s 3rd Army and was involved with the invasion of Utah Beach in Normandy, France. He earned a Bronze Star and several other medals.

In his early years, he was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Waymansville. As a very involved member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, he held many offices for the past 78 years. Since buying the farm in 1955, he loved farming and raising cattle. He worked for Arvin Industries for 28 years and was employed as a Manufacturing Sales Rep until retiring in 1972. In his early 90’s, he planted trees knowing others would enjoy the shade they would provide.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Don Borgman and one great-great-granddaughter.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Jenet of Columbus, son, Larry (Connie) Borgman of Columbus and a daughter, Judy (Jake) Sharp of South Dakota, grandchildren, Kevin (Chris) Borgman, Darren (Laura Plummer) Borgman, Malinda (Jim) Davidson, Steve, John and Gary (Stacy) Claycamp, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with Paul’s family from 9-11 AM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jonesville, Indiana with the funeral being held at 11 am with Pastor Matt Jung officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Jonesville. Due to Covid-19, face masks are required. Arrangements entrusted to Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, IN 47274.

Memorials may be given in Paul’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jonesville, IN or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana at Burkholder Chapel.

Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com

Leona Mae (Peters) Fleetwood

Leona Mae (Peters) Fleetwood, 83, of Columbus, died Friday, Aug. 21. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the Burkholder Chapel in Seymour. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Seymour.

August 24, 2020

Mason Jerron Turpin

June 14, 1999 — Aug. 21, 2020

Mason Jerron Turpin, 21, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 14, 1999, in Bedford, he was the son of John Earl and Angela Renee (Griffin) Turpin, Jr. of Mitchell.

Mason had been a military police officer in the U. S. Army. He earned the rank of Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop No. 348, and played guitar and drums with the Praise Band at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Mason attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

His infectious smile lit up a room. He will be sadly missed by many.

Surviving are his parents, John and Angela Turpin of Mitchell, brother, Javan Turpin of Mitchell, special relative, Beth (Mike) Collins of Mitchell, grandparents, Andy (Debbie) Pemberton of Mitchel, Jeanette Turpin of Mitchell, great grandfather, James Pemberton of Mitchell, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His grandfathers, John E. Turpin, Sr. and Ronald Griffin; and great grandmothers, Barbara Carter Clifton and Hazel Pemberton, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 27, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen and Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Irwin Hillary Binder

Irwin Hillary Binder, 83, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020.

Irwin taught electronics at Ivy-Tech. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of American Legion Post No 250. He was a member of Little Theatre and Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Irwin loved to travel.

Survivors include his wife, four children, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and his sister.

Cremation was chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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

August 23, 2020

Michael Earl Holsapple

Sept. 11, 1946 — Aug. 21, 2020

Michael Earl Holsapple, 73, of Williams, passed away at 5:40 am on Friday, August 21st at his residence.

Born September 11, 1946 in Bedford, he was the son of Eugene L. and L. Maxine (Mundy) Holsapple. He married Darnell Hatfield December 17, 1966 and she survives. He retired after 40 years as a Tool and Die maker for General Motors. He attended Faith Mission Church where he was Sunday School Superintendent and ministered at the jail and nursing home for over forty years. He was a member of the UAW 440, the National Rifle Association and was a former Scout Master for Troop 33. He enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends, going to church, working outside and spending time in his garage. He loved God and people and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife, Darnell of Williams are one son; Jeremy Holsapple (Amy) of Williams and one daughter; Abi Lewis of Bedford; six grandchildren; Michael, Luke, Hayden and Ethan Holsapple and Kaleigh and Owen Lewis; two sisters; Beverly Trowbridge and Julie Lewis (David) both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two Brothers; Ronnie and Larry Holsapple and one sister; Loretta Pemberton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 PM on Thursday, August 27th at the Faith Mission Church at 26th and R Street, Bedford with Rev. J. Stevan Manley and Rev. Aaron Wardlaw officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at Faith Mission Church from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 26th, and from 12:30pm until the hour of service on Thursday at Faith Mission Church.

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

Marsha A. Walker

Oct. 20, 1964 — Aug. 21, 2020

Marsha A. Walker, 55, of Bedford, passed away at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Garden Villa Bedford.

Born October 20, 1964 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Howard and Geraldine (Drake) Walker. She was a CNA. Marsha spread so much love and kindness to everyone she met.

Survivors include her daughter, Lillian Walker of Bloomington, and several brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Megan Walker.

Cremation was chosen. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Rex Dane Willoughby

Jan. 28, 1952 — Aug. 20, 2020

Rex Dane Willoughby age 68 of French Lick passed away on August 20, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Orange County on January 28, 1952, he was the son of the late Bill and Alvena (Dotson) Willoughby.

Rex graduated from Springs Valley High School in 1970. He was an outstanding athlete he played on the 1969 Indiana All Star Football Team. He was recruited to play football at Indiana University and transferred one year later to the University of Evansville. At Evansville he was selected as an outstanding college athlete of America in 1975. His college football team in 1974 played in the semi-final round of NCAA III Football Championship. Rex graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976.

Early on he worked along side his Dad at the French Lick Sheraton Hotel, for many years he worked for Bowen Engineering.

Surviving with his daughter, Stephanie West are three brothers, Tony Willoughby of French Lick, Terry (Ricki) Willoughby of Bedford, and Jeff (Debi) Willoughby of Houston, Texas, also four nephews, Darrick (Erika) Willoughby, Damon (Shelly) Willoughby, Nathan and Jordan, four great nieces, Alyssa Avera (Connor), Emma, Gabbie, and Lila.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

August 22, 2020

Ray Warren Robison

May 30, 1946 — Aug. 20, 2020

Ray Warren Robison, 74, was in his last act on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.

Born May 30, 1946, in Lafayette, he was the son of Betty R. (Edwards) and Ralph W. “Shorty” Robison. He married Martha Sue Harwood on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 1967.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Sue Robison of Mitchell; daughters, Martha E. “Beth” and Jeffrey Alton Waggoner of Indianapolis and Cynthia Sue and Adam Wayne Murray of Fishers; and grandchildren, Colton Henry, Madeline Rae and Grace Elizabeth Waggoner and Alexander Warren Murray.

His parents preceded him in death.

Ray graduated Mitchell High School in 1964, Indiana University Bachelor of Arts in 1968 and Indiana University School of Law (now Mauer School of Law) in 1971. He was initiated into Phi Delta Kappa legal fraternity in 1969, Phi Sigma Kappa social fraternity in 1966, and Arnold Air Society. He was sworn into the Supreme Court of State of Indiana and U. S. District Court in 1971.

Ray served in the U. S. Air Force attaining the rank of 1st Lt. as procurement officer with an honorable discharge in 1972.

He entered private practice of law first in Mitchell in 1973 and then in Bedford the summer of 1981. He served as Deputy Prosecutor beginning in 1974 and later as public defender. He served on the Drug Court beginning in 2005 and various dates as Judge Pro Tem.

Ray was adjunct professor at Bedford College Center of Oakland City and WBIW broadcaster for Mitchell High School football and basketball games from 1975-1995. He wrote sports one season and occasional guest editorials for the Bedford Daily Times Mail.

Ray had been a member of the Mitchell Rotary Club, was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, and was initiated in 1968 into the Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.& A. M. He received his 50 year pin in 2018.

He served as an officer in Hoosier Hills Ham Club and had the call sign of K9ZRL since childhood. He gave over 200 tests for amateur radio licenses.

Ray acquired a private pilot license in 1979 and served on the Lawrence County Airport Board. He also served on the Lawrence County Community Foundation Board in 1996 and again from 2018 to the present, and was a member of the Lawrence County Museum Board.

Ray became a Master Gardener in 2003 and was a charter member of Hoosier Hillsides Master Gardeners Club and president in 2004. He served on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission from 2007-2009 and assisted in the completion of the Plaza at Lincoln State Park in Spencer County. For many years he, with friends, attended conferences and toured Civil War Battlefields. He served from 1998-1999 as president of the Air Force ROTC Alumni Association, and was Phi Sigma Kappa Advisor for Sigma Triton Chapter re-chartering in 1991. He served as vice president of the Little Theatre Board in 1993-1994 and acted in several productions. Ray was a charter member and vice president of the Stonebelt Stargazers Astronomy Club which began in 2000. He was twice on the winning team of Brain Games, Civil War Marching and Chowder Society.

A private family service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Cremation will follow.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Little Theatre.

In Ham language we would say, “Forever we will remember them, and hold them in our hearts as Silent Keys.”

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

Christopher Adam VanGemert

Sept. 22, 1983 — Aug. 19, 2020

Christopher Adam VanGemert, 36, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at his residence.

Born September 22, 1983, in Beloit, Wisconsin, he was the son of Brian Keith VanGemert and Debora Michelle (Herold) Ward.

Christopher was previously employed at NetShape Technologies and was a 2004 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a Green Bay Packers fan and loved his dogs, cats, hunting, fishing, and gambling. His family was his priority.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Debora and Richard Ward II of Mitchell, father, Brian Keith VanGemert of Beloit, Wisconsin, long-time girlfriend, Kayla Arthur of Mitchell, siblings,
Nicholas (Anna) VanGemert of Mitchell, Joshua Ward of Beloit, Wisconsin, Amanda (Adam) Ward of Bedford, Brandi VanGemert of Beloit, Wisconsin, nephews and niece, Brayden, Caleb, Bristin, Dawson, Jace, and Penelope, grandmothers, Sandy Herold of Little Rock, Arkansas, Gloria Ward of Beloit, Wisconsin.

His grandfathers, Buford Herold and Dick Ward, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Robert N. Plummer

Jan. 08, 1932 — Aug. 20, 2020

Robert N. Plummer, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 8:45 am on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Johnson Christian Village.

Born January 8, 1932 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Buel J. and Dorothy (Underwood) Plummer. He married Mary Jane Smith on September 3, 1951 and she preceded him in death on November 3, 2013. He had been a tool and die maker at General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Crouch and husband, Patrick, of Bedford and Karen Painter and husband, Mike, of Louisville, CO; three grandchildren, Amber Messersmith and husband, Justin, of Marion, Aaron Crouch and wife, Allie, of Bedford and Brandon Painter, of CO; three great grandchildren, Madalyn Crouch and Jack Crouch, both of Bedford and Kaebri Messersmith, Marion; three sisters, Eileen Gordon and husband, Rick, of CO, Nancy Christian and Joan Wolf and husband, Walt, all of Anderson; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, Jeffrey Lynn Plummer and a sister, Donna Beeman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 24th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Tim Day and Taylor Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the hour of service on Monday, August 24th at the church. A committal service will be conducted at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, August 25th at the Tipton Cemetery.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contribution be made to the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

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

Judith Ann Tindal Moss

Judith Ann Tindal Moss, 74, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Gary L. Moss, who had succumbed to COVID-19 three weeks earlier.

Born Oct. 20, 1945, Judith was the daughter of Henry and Bernice Tindal. She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Indiana University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Judith is survived by her two sons, Jim and Arch Voris.

In lieu of flowers, her sons suggest a contribution to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Patricia “Patty” E. (Bledsoe) McCune

Patricia “Patty” E. (Bledsoe) McCune, 91, of Cuzco, died Wednesday, Aug. 19. Burial will be in the Cuzco Cemetery. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Private services will be held.

August 21, 2020

Jerry F. Burton

April 12, 1937 — Aug. 16, 2020

Jerry F. Burton, 83, of Bedford, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Bloomington, Indiana at the IU Hospice House.

Jerry was born on April 12, 1937 in Mitchell, Indiana to the late William Burton and Nola (Byrd) Burton.

Jerry was married to the love of his life, Sheryl (Velandingham) Burton for 34 wonderful years. He was the owner of Burton’s and Nu-Vue Contact Lens in Indianapolis, Indiana for many years.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Burton; and his sister, Una Burton.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife; his children, Joy Summers, Jill (Patrick) Glass, Jane (Dan) Wetzel,

Greg Burton; four grandchildren, Faith, Luke, Grace, Olivia; his brother, Dennis (Rhonda) Burton; many loved ones and friends.

A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home ~ Whiteland Chapel.

Condolences may be offered at www.jessenfuneralhome.com

August 20, 2020

Doris Jean Eads

April 30, 1926 — Aug. 18, 2020

Doris Jean Eads, 94, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born April 30, 1926 in Greene Co., she was the daughter of Rex and Maude (Burch) Harper. She married Vasel Eads on May 11, 1942 and he preceded her in death on February 7, 2006. She was a homemaker and member of the Chapel Hill Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Ann Hartman and husband, Phillip, of Springville and Dianna Sue Cooley and husband, Steven H., of Bloomington; a son, Colbert “Coby” Nathan Eads and wife, Joyce Ann, of Bedford; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a grandson, Wendall Dwayne Kinser; 2 brothers, Kenneth and Thomas Harper; 5 sisters, Wilma Stewart, Elsie Prince, Allie Ritter, Nancy Prince, and Marjorie Barger.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Donna A. Guarneri

Aug. 08, 1962 — Aug. 18, 2020

Donna A. Guarneri, 58, of Springville, passed away at 6:24 am on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 8, 1962 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Hobert Charles Phillips and Judith Ann (Prince) Phillips Brain. She married Joe Guarneri Jr. on August 18, 1979 and he survives. She was a homemaker and former manager of American General Finance. She graduated from Oakland City College with an Associate’s degree in accounting. Donna was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God where she served as treasurer and Adult Sunday School teacher. Donna enjoyed camping, sewing and loved her grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Jr., of Springville; two sons, Joe Guarneri III, and wife, Sara, of Austin, IN, Justin Guarneri, and wife, Brandy, of Bedford; grandchildren, Emmett, Nora, Koltan, and Levi; siblings, Debbie Phillips, Rick Phillips, Dennis Phillips, Bruce Phillips, and Shane Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hobert Phillips and her step-father, Joe Brain.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Winters officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Phyllis Mae Byers

Aug. 05, 1931 — Aug. 18, 2020

Phyllis Mae Byers, 89, of Bedford, passed away at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 5, 1931 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joseph Edward and Dora Ruth (Hilton) Grogan. She was a graduate of Bedford High School. She retired from Sears and had volunteered at the Lawrence County Museum for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. She married Richard Dale Byers on April 14, 1950 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1991

Survivors include a son, Steven Scott Byers and wife, Mary, of Pocatello, ID; three daughters, Jane Goodwin and husband, Timothy, of Bedford, Teresa Chestnut and husband, Michael, and Diana Pannell and husband, Kevin, all of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Sara and Andrew Goodwin, both of Bloomington, Stephanie Colvin and husband, Scott, of Zionsville, Dustin Chestnut, of Indianapolis, John Byers and wife, Kaylynn, and Ryan Byers, all of Idaho; four great grandchildren, Cate, Alice, and Wyatt Colvin, and Lucas Byers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Reva Underwood, and two brothers, James and Larry Grogan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Special Olympics.

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

Johnnie Eugene Jenkins

Johnnie Eugene Jenkins, 81, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 14. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church.

Karen Beth (Richman) Hosek

Karen Beth (Richman) Hosek, 73, of Plainfield, died Friday, Aug. 7. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Cemetery.

August 19, 2020

Barbara M. Fish

Oct. 25, 1931 — Aug. 17, 2020

Barbara M. Fish, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at her residence.

Born October 25, 1931 in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Harp) Gerkin. She married Donald D. Fish on August 18, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2012. She was a homemaker, and a kind- hearted, gentle, most loving woman you’d ever meet.

Survivors include three daughters, Pam (Lee) Colglazier, of Campbellsburg, Karen (Jim) Murnane, of Oolitic, and Tracey Fish, of Bedford; two sons, Phillip Fish and companion, Maria, of Waxahachie, TX, and Ronald Fish, of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Gail Fish, of Oolitic; 17 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; her caregivers, Marissa Murnane and Cierra Ramey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Gary Fish (by one day); a sister, Elsie (Perry) Mullis; a grandchild, Chris, and a great grandchild, Dason.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Samuel Lee Mathis

May 05, 1968 — Aug. 18, 2020

Samuel Lee Mathis, 52, of Heltonville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at his residence.

Born May 5, 1968 in Bloomington, Indiana, he was the son of Diana (Hobbs) Durham and Ronald Mathis.

Samuel worked at Mick Kinser Sawmill.

Private graveside services will be at Meadow’s Church Cemetery.

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

August 18, 2020

Gary Dean Fish

April 05, 1952 — Aug. 16, 2020

Gary Dean Fish, 68, of Oolitic, passed away at 11:44 am on Sunday, August 16, 2020 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

Born April 5, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald and Barbara (Gerkin) Fish. He married Gloria “Gail” Nickless on April 17, 1999 and she survives. Gary retired from Architectural Stone. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his children and grandchildren and being outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-one years, Gail Fish, of Oolitic; children, Mike (Lori) Fish, of Bedford, Joe (Cindy) Fish, of Avoca, Debbie (Donald) White, of Mitchell, Jason (Angy) Fish, of Bloomington, and Jake (Kelly) Fish, of Georgetown; step-children, Roger (Jody) Manning, Pam (Rick) Canada, all of Oolitic, and Kelly (Tim) Knight, of Lewisburg, KY; his mother, Barbara Fish; sisters, Pam (Lee) Colglazier, of Campbellsburg, Karen (Jim) Murname, of Oolitic, and Tracey Fish, of Bedford; brothers, Ronald Fish, of Bedford and Phillip Fish, of Texas; 29 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Fish, his grandparents, and step-son, Chris Manning.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 19th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jacque D. Bailey

Sept. 06, 1935 — Aug. 16, 2020

Jacque D. Bailey, 84, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Born September 6, 1935 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Emmett and Dorothy (Taylor) Beyers. She was a sales and stockroom clerk for J.C. Penney Co. She was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church where she was active with the Merry Widows.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Bailey, of California; a sister, Kay Whitaker and husband, Dennis, of Bedford; a niece, Hilary Whitaker, of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Thursday, August 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to L.I.F.E. Food Pantry.

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

Dennis R. Morgan

April 04, 1948 — Aug. 14, 2020

Dennis R. Morgan, age 72, of Bedford, passed away on Friday Aug. 14, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Bedford on April 4, 1948, to Howard T. Morgan and Elizabeth (Sutherlin) Morgan.

Dennis married Margie L. Morgan, and she survives.

Dennis retired from RCA Thomson Electronics in Bloomington after 26 years. He was a member of the Eagles #654 in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Margie L. Morgan; three sisters, Wanda Ross of Oolitic, Marilyn Chandler of Bedford and Phyllis Goldsby of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Jonathan Ray Smith

Oct. 16, 1980 — Aug. 14, 2020

Jonathan Ray Smith age 39 of Bedford passed away on Friday August 14, 2020 in Bedford. He was born on October 16, 1980 in Bedford to Gary M. Smith and Cindy (Tarver) Robertson.

Jon was a talented athlete. Growing up he played soccer, baseball, basketball and football. In his late 20’s -early 30’s, he got the opportunity to play Rugby in New York. In his mid 20’s, he became a father to a beautiful daughter, Lyric A. Smith. Jon, also was a talented artist. He was a person who loved to learn about new things and experience new places. Jon was always Jon and he never met a stranger. He will always be known for his quick wit, infectious smile and social personality.

Survivors include his daughter, Lyric A. Smith of Greenwood, his mother, Cindy (Tarver) Robertson of Springville, his father, Gary M. Smith of Williams, one sister, Jennifer Caswell of Owensburg, two brothers, Joe Smith of Bedford and Josh Smith of Bedford, four nieces and three nephews.

Jon was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Smith, grandfather, Raymond Tarver, papaw, Maurice Smith, brother-in-law, Travis Caswell

Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Raymond E. Hughett, Sr.

Jan. 18, 1947 — Aug. 15, 2020

Raymond E. Hughett, Sr, 73, of West Baden died August 15, 2020 at Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born January 18, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH to Theophilus and Sleta (Hodges) Hughett. He was also a member of the class of 1965 from Mitchell High School. He married Loretta “Kay” Ross on May 19, 1967. They were married for 53 years.

Survivors include his wife Loretta; one daughter, Sheila (Jim) Tritle of Orleans; one son, Ray Hughett, Jr. (Melissa) of Orleans; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers, Ronald and Michael Hughett.

In life, Raymond served his community in many capacities including as a volunteer fireman, EMT and civil defense director. His community service career was honored on Sunday, August 16, with a drive-by of local fire and police departments including Orange County Rural District 2, Orleans Fire Department, Marion Township Fire and Rescue, Shawswick Fire Department, Huron Fire Department, Livonia Fire Department, Orleans Police Department, and Mitchell Police Department.

After retiring from U.S. Gypsum in 2003, he kept himself busy by working as a bellman at West Baden Hotel. An avid history buff, Raymond enjoyed entertaining guests with detailed stories of the hotel’s rich history. He was a member of West Baden First Baptist Church.

A private graveside service was held at Mitchell Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a late date. Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to Orange County Human Society in Raymond’s honor.

Condolences may be offered at www.ochstetrick.net

Blue Jamison Scott Cole

Blue Jamison Scott Cole, 14, of Bloomfield, died Friday, Aug. 14. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation with a celebration of his life at a later date.

August 17, 2020

James Robert Williams

Dec. 28, 1943 — Aug. 16, 2020

James Robert Williams, 76, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020, at his home.

Born December 28, 1943, in Mitchell, he was the son of James Edward and Mary Louise (Ball) Williams. He married Connie Karr April 21, 1984.

Jim retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 30 years of service. He was a 1961 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church and Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Williams of Mitchell, daughters, April and Jeff Asbury of Sullivan, Tammy and Jerry Hollingsworth of Sullivan, Cathy and Wade Hysell of Madison, stepchildren, Troy and Christi Hackney of Madison, Tricia Smith of Madison, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brother, Rob and Evelyn Williams of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

A private family service will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

A memorial service conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will be at 12:30 p.m.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: First Christian Church

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

Shirley Ann (Todd) Bouher

May 25, 1936 — Aug. 14, 2020

Shirley Ann (Todd) Bouher, 84, Bloomington, died Friday at her residence.

She was born May 25, 1936, in Heltonville to James Henry and Ossa Bertren (Trenny) (Bartlett) Todd.

After retiring from nursing at Bloomington Hospital, Shirley made candles with her husband Bob for years and in between the flea market season was a short order and prep cook at IU, Rugs Bait Shop and did so after his passing for a bit. Then she was a cook at Buddy Bill’s and Fairfax CC and The Refuge Bar. She loved to cook and help whomever. She had a contagious laugh that will be missed and made you feel welcome no matter what! She was also a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1081.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth (Jim) Hatchett, Rebecca (Dale) Flick, Kim Weddle and Kristina Wampler; grandchildren: Julie (Marty) Mills, Stephen Hubbard II, David Arnett II, Elke Acosta, Kevin Alden, Scott Weddle, Kelsey Weddle, Dale (Angela) Flick II, Candy Bennett and Ann (Travis) Bennett; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; brothers, Mack Todd and Opal Todd; sisters, Margaret Sparks, Ola Jones and Roberta Boyd.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor John Baker officiating. Burial will be at Gilgal Cemetery.

Faith E. Hemmeter

Aug. 03, 1935 — Aug. 11, 2020

Faith E. Hemmeter, formerly of Bolivia, South America/Eritrea, East Africa died at her residence in Frankfort, IN on Monday morning, August 11, 2020.

Born August 3, 1935 in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Walter Nelson Hemmeter and Lillian Ilene Rickel. She was a retired teacher and missionary. Faith was a current member of the Indianapolis Wesleyan Holiness Church, a member and district preacher and missionary of the Wesleyan Holiness Association of Churches and attended Faith Mission Church in Bedford.

Survivors include a brother, John Paul Nelson Hemmeter and companion Margey Zimmerman of Winchester, In; one cousin, Dora Rose Cureton of Fort Wayne, IN; one nephew, Walter Edward Hemmeter; two nieces, Charity Faith Davis and Majorie Jane Adams; five great nieces, Alisha and Elizabeth Hemmeter, Angelina and Hope Davis and Autumn Adams; and one great nephew Austin Adams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 at the Faith Mission Church in Bedford with Rev. J. Stevan Manley, Rev. Steven Hight and Rev. Russtom Ghebremichael officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, August 17 and from 1:00 p.m. until the hour service on Tuesday, all at Faith Mission Church.

Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Cedar Crest Cemetery in Clare County, Michigan with Rev. Nathan Shockley officiating.

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

Luther Dale Asbury

July 23, 1956 — Aug. 15, 2020

Luther Dale Asbury, 64, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 23, 1956, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jesse D. and Milinda Elon (Embree) Asbury.

He had been employed at Bedford Recycling.

Surviving are his brothers, Timothy D. Asbury of Orleans, Allen D. Asbury of Fayetteville, and sister-in-law, Rhoda Smith of Bedford.

His parents and brothers, Philip D. Asbury and Tony D. Asbury, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

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

Ruth Evelyn Padgett

April 04, 1927 — Aug. 15, 2020

Ruth Evelyn Padgett, 93, of Mitchell died at 4:00 am on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 4, 1927 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Daniel and Goldie (Phillips) McMahan. She married William A. Padgett on August1, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1996. She was a homemaker and had worked at Citizen’s National Bank and was a member of the Wesley Chapel Church.

Survivors include two daughters: Carol Rainey of Bedford, and Brenda Harrell and her husband James of Seymour; three sons: David Padgett and his wife Rita of Westport, Kenneth Padgett of Indianapolis, and Keith Padgett and his wife Phyllis of Bedford; twelve grandchildren, and twenty three great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Irene Pless, two brother, Dr. V.C. McMahan, Donald McMahan, and one son-in-law, John Rainey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, with Valarie Foughty-Killion officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the church.

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

Nancy L. (Apple) Lott

Nancy L. (Apple) Lott, 65, of Paoli, died Saturday, Aug. 15. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

August 16, 2020

Sara Louise Egan Newton

April 20, 1929 — Aug. 14, 2020

Sara Louise Egan Newton, 91, of Solsberry died Friday Morning in her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 20, 1929 in Monroe County to James Egan and Emma Honeycutt Egan. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Karen) Newton of Springville and Anthony Newton of Solsberry; a daughter, Deanna (Ronnie) Burke of Solsberry; two sisters, Doris Copple of Seymour and Ruth White of Bloomington; thirteen grandchildren, Lonica (Burke) Snapp, Crystal (Burke) Axsom, Brian Burke, Becky (Burke) Kirkpatrick, Larry Armes, Jr, Stacy (Mills) Sexton, Marty Armes, Holly (Newton) King, Joshua Newton, Shelby Newton, Sara Ann Newton, Cody Newton and Courtney Newton; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and several nieces,, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean Newton, a son, Jack Newton; a daughter, Brenda (Newton) Hoard; a granddaughter, Tiffany Ann (Newton) Wolfe; three sisters, Helen (Egan) Pemberton, Eunice (Egan) Pemberton and Norma (Egan) Phillips; and two brothers, Virgil “Bud” Egan and Eugene Egan.

Sara was a longtime member of the Old Time Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family, gardening, sewing and babysitting.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, August 18 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in the Old Time Pentecostal Church, 10784 East State Road 54, Bloomfield. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday in the church with Brother Allen Jackson officiating, burial will follow in Greene County Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel.

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

August 15, 2020

Johnnie Yost

March 02, 1946 — Aug. 14, 2020

Johnnie Yost, 74, of Bedford died at 2:20 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 at his residence.

Born March 2, 1946 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Gerald and Trellah (Brown) Yost. He retired from Richardson Molding. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed coon hunting, listening to country music and watching races.

Survivors include two sisters, Sandy Brown and husband Steve, and Linda Egan both of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Barbara Yost of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Angela Strunk and husband Matt of Bedford, Kelly Chaney and husband Eric, Cory Brown and wife Joni, Susan Kinser and husband Mike, Andy Yost and wife Alecia, and Tracey Yost; several great nieces and nephews; four great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Shirley Yost, two brothers, Jimmy and Marvin Yost, and a brother-in-law James Egan.

Private services will be held with burial at the Pinhook Cemetery. Pallbearers are Cory Brown, Andy Yost, Danny Brown, Jordan Strunk, Matt Strunk, Jarrod Deckard. Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

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

Martha Carolyn Wilkins

July 19, 1929 — Aug. 14, 2020

Martha Carolyn Wilkins, 91, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 19, 1929, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Everett and Carrie (Wilfong) Johnson. She married Robert Collier Wilkins May 4, 1951, and he preceded her in death October 16, 2004.

Carolyn retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1991 and then began another career at Ben Franklin. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ, served on the Bread of Life board, and was a graduate of Orleans High School in 1947. Carolyn was a member of Mitchell on the Move, Dixie Club and Quarry Quilters. She was very crafty and enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Surviving are her children, John (Janice) Wilkins of Zionsville, Jay (Marilyn) Wilkins of Burns, Tennessee, Neal (Chi Yong) Wilkins of Columbia, Maryland, Nancy McClelland of Centennial, Colorado, Martha (Charles) Slaughter of Mitchell, special niece, Rebecca (Don) Knox of Lake Kiowa, Texas, 17 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughters, Ruth Ann Wilkins and Mary Wilkins; son-in-law, Frank McClelland; sister, Margaret Wilkins; and brothers, Robert Huston Johnson and Stanley Johnson, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, in the Family Life Center at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The 14 grandsons will be casketbearers.

Masks are required.

Memorial Gifts: Bread of Life Food Pantry mitchellchurch.org/breadoflife

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

Carolyn Sue Bundy

April 28, 1944 — Aug. 14, 2020

Carolyn Sue Bundy, 76, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at her home.

Born April 28, 1944, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Geneva (Blanton) Ellis. She married Gerald Dean “Jerry” Bundy June 23, 1960, and he preceded her in death April 4, 2017.

Sue worked at Carpenter Body Works 19 years and retired from Dana Corporation. She attended River’s Edge Fellowship. Sue loved her dogs, Summer, Autumn, Spring, and Buddy.

Surviving are her children, Vivian (Russell) Blackwell of Mitchell, Kimberly Bundy of Mitchell,  Edward Dean Bundy of Mitchell, grandchildren, Zachary (Niki) Blackwell, Joshua (Brea) Blackwell, Jacob (Ivy) Bundy, Tamara (Josh) Patton, and Jessica (Austin) Spain, 11 great grandchildren, siblings, Helen Sharpe of Mitchell, and Gary (Donna) Bell of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Tammy Sue Smale; and brothers, Jerry Bell, Kenny Bell, and Larry Bell, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Zach Blackwell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Waneta Moffatt Hoggatt

May 03, 1964 — Aug. 12, 2020

Waneta Moffatt Hoggatt, 56, of Bedford, Indiana, formerly of French Lick, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on May 3rd, 1964 to Kenneth and Brenda (Shipman) Moffatt.

Waneta was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband – Richard Hoggatt; and Sister – Rita Sue Moffatt.

She was a 1983 graduate of Springs Valley High School and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Paoli Post 8302.

Waneta was of the Christian faith and enjoyed sewing and watching old movies.

She is survived by her Sister, Lori Moffatt Manus French Lick, Indiana, Step-Mother, Barbara Moffatt West Baden Springs, Indiana, Great-Niece, Taylor Moffatt, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nephews and Friends also survive.

Cremation was chosen and burial will be held at a later date at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana. 47432.

Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

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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