Obituaries — August 2021

Aug. 31, 2021

Bobby Dale Henderson

Dec. 17, 1955 — Aug. 28, 2021

Bobby Dale Henderson age 65 of Williams passed away at 1:00 Pm on Saturday August 28, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on December 17, 1955 to Jerry E. Henderson and Patricia L. (Mahan) Henderson. Bobby was retired from Visteon in Bedford.

Survivors include his children, Amy Turpen of Bloomington and David W. Henderson of Williams, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one brother, Brad Henderson, Bobby’s companion, Nancy Ryan of Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Evelyn “Jean” Henderson.

Private graveside services will be held at 11:00 Am on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Aug. 30, 2021

Zety “Mae” Myers

March 05, 1931 — Aug. 28, 2021

Zety “Mae” Myers, Bedford, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021. Mae was born on March 5, 1931 in Craighead County, Arkansas to Ashley Earl and Viola Hartsell Cullen.

She was a proud military wife of almost 30 years while nurturing her family in her early years. Mae’s courage shined brightest when she herded her young family to Japan, France, Germany and many military bases by her husband’s side.

Mae was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church. She believed in the value of hard work and had been a waitress and a volunteer for Dunn Hospital Pink Ladies for many years. She was an avid bowler and Euchre player. Above all she was strongly devoted to her family and church.

Mae gave her all to everything she did and always had a smile and kind word for everyone.

Survivors include a son, Richard “Gene” (Rhonda) Myers of Kentucky, Cynthia (Jack) Pennington of Bedford and Dena (Charlie) Payne of North Carolina. Grandchildren, Seth Myers of Kentucky, Michael (Sandy) Pennington of Tennessee, Diana (Joey) Stewart of Bedford, great grandchildren Alissa Myers of Florida, Matthew Myers of Kentucky, Micayla (Zach) Swazay of North Carolina, Ethan Pennington of Tennessee and Katie and Evan Stewart of Bedford and sister-in-law, Ann Speakman of Linton.

In addition to her parents Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wade Myers, siblings Ruffie Cullen, Vernia Cunningham, Franklin Cullen, Pauline Byers, Ella Fay Trusty and Hazel Cullen. She was also preceded in death by companion Louis Watson of Oolitic.

Friends and family may gather for visitation Tuesday, August 31st from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Day and Carter Mortuary and again one hour prior to services. Pastor David Ferry will officiate funeral service at 11:00am, Wednesday, September 1st. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mae’s memory to Englewood Baptist Church or to Green Hill Cemetery Association.

To share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry, please visit www.daycarter.com

Bryan Reece Cauble

Dec. 04, 1962 — Aug. 28, 2021

Bryan Reece Cauble, 58, of Mitchell, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home at 11:05 AM on August 28, 2021.

He was born on December 4, 1962 in Paoli, IN, the son of Ronnie Cauble and Brenda Norris (Cooper).

Bryan married Kristie, the love of his life for over twenty-one years. They had four children between them.

Bryan loved the woods, mushroom hunting, root digging and horseshoe throwing, while winning several tournaments. He graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1981.

Bryan is survived by his wife, Kristie of Mitchell; their children, Natasha Ervin of Fairland, Montanna Slight of Greensburg, Michael Jarvis and Amber Wells of Orleans; eight grandkids; parents; siblings, Denise Goller of Corydon, Lori Williams of Brown County, Trent Cauble of Orleans and his beloved dog, Pearl.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

The funeral will be on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Orleans.
Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Aug. 29, 2021

Daniel H. Gillock

July 06, 1965 — Aug. 28, 2021

Daniel H. Gillock age 56 of Bedford passed away on Saturday August 28, 2021 at 12:05 AM at IU Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on July 6, 1965 in Bedford to Kathy (Bunch) Gillock Meadows Owen. Daniel married Victoria “Viki” Lindsey on March 16, 2019 in Bedford and she survives.

Daniel was a mechanic at Indiana Limestone and Dolly Madison in Columbus, he also had been a machinist at Dana Corporation in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Victoria “Viki” Gillock of Bedford, his mother, Kathy Gillock Meadows Owen of Bedford, one brother, Kenny (Teresa) Meadows of Larwill, four nephews, Kenny (Kelsey) Meadows of Auburn, Garrett (Samantha) Meadows of Columbia City, Garrett Lindsey of Mitchell, and Aiden Lindsey of Mitchell, one niece, Lexi (Drew) Lindsey of Bedford, Mother & Father-in-law, Carlena (Chris) Christiansen of Bedford, two brothers-in-laws: Jim (Rita) Lindsey of Bedford and BJ (Joy) Lindsey of Mitchell, three aunts, Pat (Ron) Bell of Bedford, Delores Bunch of Bedford, and Janice Bunch of Springville, several cousins, and his four legged fur babies, Abby Poodle, Ozzy Doodle, Peppa Pig and Arlo P. Pussycat.

Daniel was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patricia Isabelle (Dalton) Sullivan, grandfather, Thomas “Howard” Bunch, two uncles, Bill Bunch and Danny Bunch.

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Martin D. East

Sept. 03, 1950 — Aug. 27, 2021

Martin D. East, 70, of Bedford, passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, August 27, 2021.

Born September 3, 1950 in Bloomington, he was the son of Russell and Marie (Fleener) East. He attended Indiana University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Air Force. He retired as a police officer with the Indiana University Police Department. He was a former member of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department dive and rescue team, and a K-9 officer prior to joining the IU police.

He married Ginger Lee Phillips on May 31, 1991 and she survives. He attended Hillcrest Christian Church and was a faithful man. He was a lover of music as he loved to teach, sing and was a member of the Corydon and Bedford Dulcimer Societies. He was an outdoorsman, fishing, camping with vintage campers, among other things. He was an avid motorcyclist, owning several over the years. He loved to venture and would often take out of state day trips on a whim. Martin had a unique ability to connect with anyone and could make a stranger feel like they were the center of his universe.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger of Bedford; children, Allison Atkinson (Philip) of Marion, SC, Michael Hounshel (Robbyn) of Bedford, Melissa Eubank (Todd) of Trafalgar, Ryan East (Hope) of Spencer, Kyle East (Catherine) of Bloomington; eleven grandchildren, Abby Atkinson, Brice Hounshel-Smith, Tristin Hounshel-Nethery, Arick Hounshel, Xavier Eubank, Alayna Eubank, Taryn Eubank, Anna East, Caleb East, Rachel East, Landon East; two great-grandchildren, Ava Rose Nethery and Layla Grey Nethery; sister, Colette Asay (Carlos) of Lafayette; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents; brother, Melvin East; sister, Betty Caridoyne East.

Martin’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

Eddie Gene Wray

Jan. 14, 1956 — Aug. 28, 2021

Eddie Gene Wray, 65, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born January 14, 1956, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph K. and Ruth “Curly” (Webster) Wray. He married Tammie Jo Troxel May 5, 2000.

Eddie was a Classic Bulk Carriers truck driver. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1974 and was a member of Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.

Eddie was a U. S. Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War and Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Tammie Wray of Bedford; children, Daniel Wray of Pennington Gap, Virginia
Shannon Wray of Pennington Gap, Virginia, William (Brittany) Doss of Bedford; several grandchildren; brothers, Delbert D. (Kim) Wray of Salem, Dennis Joe (Jill) Wray of Gnaw Bone.

His parents, and siblings, Robert D. Wray and Susie Martin, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Aug. 28, 2021

Helen L. (Kidd) Ford

Jan. 22, 1958 — Aug. 26, 2021

Helen L. (Kidd) Ford, 63, of Springville, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, at her residence.

Born January 22, 1958, in Nancy, KY, she was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Kidd and Zadie (Foster) Kidd. She married Danny L. Ford and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2008. She retired as a cook in a nursing facility and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Harold (Vicky), Homer and Herman Kidd; a sister Hilda (Jeff) Gipson; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Hurstle and Howard Kidd.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Rebecca Jean Holt

Oct. 07, 1949— Aug. 26, 2021

Rebecca Jean Holt, age 71, of Dale, formerly of Shoals, passed August 26, 2021, at her residence.
She was born October 7, 1949, in Bedford, Indiana to Kermit and Betty Stine. She married Jackie Lee Holt on January 19, 1974, and he preceded her in death on December 1, 2020.

She graduated Orleans High School, received her associates degree from Vincennes University and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. She retired as a Registered Nurse and was a member of the Shoals Christian Church.

Surviving are her children, Bridgette (James) Canada and Crystal Taylor; grandchildren, Ashlyn (Colton) Burns, Justyn Moffatt, Chris (Mikayla) Blevins, Darrin Huntsman, Jason Taylor and Alyssa Taylor; great-grandchild Adrian Louis Blevins; siblings, Virginia Reynolds, Lakeita Hopper, Steve Stine and Robert Stine; step-sister, Barbara Sloan; two step brothers, Jr. Andrews and Tommy Andrews; several nieces and nephews and her “babies” Pepper and Precious.

She is preceded in death her parents, husband, one sister Kermetta Stine, and brothers, Barry Stine and Danny Stine.

Services will be held Monday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Pastor Matt Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, 11 a.m. until the time of service.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Melissa A. Acton

Dec. 13, 1955 — Aug. 26, 2021

Melissa A. Acton, 65, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Bedford at the home of her friends, Sonja Barnett and Rob Pruitt. She was born December 13, 1955.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Dive Cemetery in Bedford.

Arrangements for Melissa A. Acton have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Online condolences may be made at www.FergusonLee.com

Ricky Allen Clark

Dec. 11, 1955 — Aug. 20, 2021

Ricky Allen Clark age 65 of Mitchell passed away on Friday August 20, 2021 at 7:45 Pm at IU Health in Paoli.

He was born on December 11, 1955 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Gerald Clark, Sr. and Mary Louise (Courtney) Clark. Ricky married Margaret Louise Pflueger on August 20, 1977 and she survives.

Ricky was a retired Truck Driver and US Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Margaret Clark, two daughters, Christina L. Clark and husband John C. Behinger, and Samantha C. Clark, seven grandchildren, two brothers, Jack (Heather) Pyles, Gerald A. (Codie) Clark, Jr., four sisters, Debbie Wright, Sherry (Gary) Jones, Michelle Clark, and Amber Clark.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ricky A. Clark, one granddaughter, Lisa Louise Clark.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 Pm on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Saturday August 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Phillip Joseph Lynch

May 07, 1955 — Aug. 26, 2021

Phillip Joseph Lynch, 66, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 7, 1955, in Marion, he was the son of Matthew Joseph and Elsie Lucille (Newby) Lynch. He married Zoeann Elkins August 6, 1977.

Phillip was an accountant and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 1166. He received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

Surviving are his wife, Zoeann Lynch of Mitchell; children, Alicia Lynn Lynch of Orlando, Florida, Joseph Edward Lynch of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Mike Lynch of Sweetzer; in-laws,
Jay Elkins of Carmel, Laurie Mumaw of Gas City.

His parents preceded him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Jegan Peter and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Sylvia Belle (Dodrill) Macy

Sept. 08, 1926 — Aug. 24, 2021

Sylvia Belle (Dodrill) Macy, formerly from Logansport, passed away suddenly at her home in Bedford, Indiana on August 24th.

She was the daughter of Lavoyda and Anna Fay (Staley) Dodrill and was one of eleven children. She married the love of her life William C. Macy, of Broad Ripple, on May 31st, 1948 and shared 56 years together, having 3 children.

Although Sylvia enjoyed working puzzles and watching her Pacers basketball, her life’s favorite pastime was spent living an adventurous life with friends and family through travel, and even participating in activities such as riding ATV’s and boating into her 90’s.

She is pre-deceased by her husband William C. Macy and her daughter Catherine (Macy) May, which she will rejoice with once again as well as her parents, and ten siblings.

She is survived by her two sons, William “Bill” J. Macy and wife Judy, Bedford IN, and Edwin L. Macy and wife Veronica, Munising, MI; son-in-law, Rick May; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends who will greatly miss her.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Flanner Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Road, Westfield, Indiana. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the cancer organization of the donor’s choice in memory of Sylvia’s beloved daughter, Catherine.

Online condolences may be shared by visiting flannerbuchanan.com

James Burnett

James Burnett, 79, of Bedford, passed away on August 13, 2021 at Core Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. If you have any information on Mr. Burnett, please contact Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Aug. 27, 2021

Margaret Jean Baker Doane

March 17, 1935 — Aug. 26, 2021

Margaret Jean (Glasgow) Baker Doane, 86, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021, at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born March 17, 1935, in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Joseph and Maude (Ooley) Glasgow. She married Jack V. Baker and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1961. She later married Jaines D. Doane and he preceded her in death on December 27, 2020. She was a beautician and member of the Body of Christ Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls.

Survivors include three children, Rebecca A. (Baker) Acton and husband, Tom, David Paul Baker and wife, Scarlett, all of Bedford and Timothy Jack Baker and wife, Tracy, of Springville; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lou Korvela, Judy Anderson, and Sharon Saunders.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a daughter, Deborah (in infancy); a granddaughter, Amber (in infancy); siblings, Joseph Glasgow, Perry Glasgow, Anna Mae Parker, Robert Glasgow, and Helen Banks.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Thomas S. Eshbach

June 08, 1967 — Aug. 19, 2021

Thomas S. Eshbach, 54, of Solsberry, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 8, 1967 to Addison A. Eshbach & Cleeda Faye Keys Eshbach, he married Phyllis J. Chandler on April 21, 1991.

Thomas was a member of Cornerstone Church in Judah and was disabled.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Thomas is his wife, Phyllis of Solsberry; daughters Jessica (Chance) Blackwell of Judah, Samantha Eshbach (Michael Martindale) of Solsberry, and Brooklyn (David) Hardy of Bedford; five grandchildren, Aspen Grace, Odin Nathaniel, Cael Bryon, Colt Thomas and Jackson Everett; his mother, Cleeda Faye Keys Eshbach of Bedford; two brothers; and four sisters.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

Cremation was chosen with no services at this time. Burial will be at a later date in Edwards Cemetery in Solsberry.

Services for Thomas S. Eshbach have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

MaryLou Chastain

June 29, 1927 — Aug. 25, 2021

MaryLou Chastain, 94, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born June 29, 1927, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Harry H. and Gladys (Barker) Hunt. She married Darrell Clyde Chastain October 26, 1963, and he preceded her in death March 13, 2008.

MaryLou was a homemaker and attended Life Tabernacle. She loved music, dancing, and playing bingo. MaryLou was a 1945 graduate of Bedford High School.

Surviving are her daughters, Cathy Ulrey of Seymour, Kelly Eagan of Springville; grandchildren,
Troy (Kandis) Ritchison, Misti (Tony) Geppi, Jeremy (Piper) Daulton, Makina Inman, and Tucker (Cheyanne) Eagan.

Her parents; husband; son, Michael Jackson; grandson, William Daulton; and three brothers and five sisters, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

Judith “Judy” Ann Simpson

Aug. 05, 1941 — Aug. 26, 2021

Mrs. Judith “Judy” Ann Simpson, age 80, of Salem, passed away Thursday, August 26 at University of Louisville Hospital.

Mrs. Simpson was born August 5, 1941 in Mitchell, Indiana the daughter of Herman Roberts and Alma Ruth Grissom Roberts.

Judy is survived by her children: June A. Kinzie (Mike) of Lexington, South Carolina, Lisa A. Saylor (Dan) of North Vernon, Robert W. Simpson of Seymour, Donald L. Simpson (Patricia) of Salem, Frankie A. Simpson (Tuwana) of Seymour, Karen J. Waggoner of Salem, and Mickey R. Simpson of Seymour, two brothers: Herman Milton Roberts of Mitchell, and James Roberts of Fredericksburg, a sister: Jackie Graves of Dunnelton, FL, 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and a son-in-law: Lee Wolford.

She is preceded in death by a daughter: Brenda S. Wolford, three brothers: Kenneth W., Rickie D. and Russell K. Roberts, three sisters: Roetta J. Hall, Linda S. Tussey, Francis K. Friedrich, and her parents.

Cremation was chosen there will be no services.

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

Aug. 26, 2021

Frank J. Slowey

Nov. 27, 1925 — Aug. 23, 2021

Frank J. Slowey, 95, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Born November 27, 1925, in Holy Cross Iowa, he was the son of Roy and Lidwina (Link) Slowey. He married Ann M. Klansek on November 27, 1952, and she preceded him in death on October 26, 1991. He then married Grace Snow Greene on July 11, 1998, and she survives.

Frank was the store manager for W.T. Grants, Manager and Owner of Ben Franklin in Bloomington, and later became a Realtor in Bloomington. He was a graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa; served in the Merchant Marines during WWII; and a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War.

Frank was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; active in the Boy Scouts; and volunteered with the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Slowey, of Bedford; three sons, David & Sandy Slowey, of Denver, CO, John Slowey, of Portland, OR, and Bill Slowey, of Bloomington; two granddaughters, Anna & Michael S. of Longmont, CO and Stacia & Mackinzie M. of Rapid City, SD; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ann; brothers and sister-in-law, Jim and Marion Slowey, and Merlin Slowey; sister and brother-in-law, Eileene and Ed Bartz; brother-in-law, Frank and Maureen Klansek.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Jegan Peter and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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

Henry Everett Ferrel

Henry Everett Ferrel, 74, Heaven’s gates opened wide Sunday morning, December 6, 2020, allowing Everett to greet his Lord and Savior. A Celebration of Life will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 29, at the Mitchell Community Building.

Aug. 25, 2021

Margaret Matilda Novotny Silberg

March 15, 1922 — July 26, 2021

Margaret Matilda Novotny Silberg, 99, of Bedford, Indiana, died peacefully at home surrounded by the love and support of her family.

Born March 15, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Frank Albert and Julia (Bytosh) Novotny. Margaret graduated from Toledo’s Waite High School with the class of 1941.

She married Waldo Frederick Silberg in 1944 and became a member of the Lutheran Church. When her husband took a government job in Chicago, Margaret moved to Clarendon Hills, Illinois. There she was a mother, homemaker, and worked part-time as a bookkeeper for Rexall Drug Company in Hinsdale, and a secretary for Itofca Inc. in Clarendon Hills.

Margaret retired in Bloomfield, Indiana with her husband. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Surviving are her children, Thomas Frederick (Donna) Silberg, Jane Ann (Donald) Miller, Michael John (Leoma Lovegrove) Silberg; grandchildren, Thomas Frederick (Catherine) Silberg II, Todd Ashley (Kelsey) Silberg, Timothy Tate (Michael Sims) Silberg, Theodore Donald (Heather) Silberg, Amber Willow Steiner, Maxwell Bradley (Morgan) Miller, and Adam Donald (Kelley) Miller; great-grandchildren, Hamilton, Truman, Hawthorne, Cameron, Connor, Cassidy, Trent, Sydney, and Thirah; sister-in-law, Pat Novotny, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Julia; husband Waldo; brothers Vincent, George, Albert, Joseph, and Frank Jr.; and sisters, Doris and Emily.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on September 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m., with Reverend Gary Zakian officiating and luncheon provided afterward. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery at 3:00 on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in Ironwood, Michigan with Pastor Doug Norquist officiating. In lieu of flowers, Margaret requested that contributions be given to Calvary Lutheran Preschool, Bedford, IN, or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ironwood, MI.

Aug. 24, 2021

James Merideth

May 30, 1941 — Aug. 22, 2021

James Merideth, known as Bondo Man, 80, of Mitchell, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 30, 1941, to James D. Vaughan and Zelda P. Moore Merideth. James married Dianne Christine Crowe on July 13, 1963, and she preceded him in death.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Linda Merideth. He was a former employee of Middleton Motors in auto body works.

He was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses. James enjoyed playing the harmonica, singing bass, and cruising. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his Son, James Daniel Merideth of English, Indiana; Daughters, Melissa Gayle Merideth (Companion; Brad Cline) Mitchell, Indiana, Brenda Carlene (Ronnie) Wells, Louisville, Kentucky; Brother, Elmer Merideth Louisville, Kentucky; Sisters, Mary Merideth Louisville, Kentucky, Minnie Vivian Reasor Williamsburg, South Carolina; 14-Grandchildren and 14-Great-Grandchildren also survive James Merideth.

Cremation was chosen with memorial services to be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Aug. 23, 2021

Monte Dwayne Flynn

April 29, 1948 — Aug. 22, 2021

Monte Dwayne Flynn, 73, of Springville, passed away at 3:47 am on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born April 29, 1948, he was the son of Bennie Joseph and Ethel Marie (Smith) Flynn. He married Diana Sue Stewart of Oolitic, on June 16, 1967, and she survives. He was an independent contractor and member of Park Place Church of God in Bedford. He was a huge fan of BNL Girls’ Basketball. He liked to garden, drive his tractor, and spend time outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed talking to everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife, Diana, of Springville; three children, Laura (Rick) Kattau, of Springville, Mary Ann Wade, of Mitchell, and Sarah (Matt) Hawkins, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Rick (McKayla) Kattau, of Springville, Diana (Zach) Yochim, of Fort Bragg, NC, Katelyn Wade, of Tempe, AZ, Jessi Wade, of Bloomington, Hannah Hawkins and Amelia Savage, both of Bedford; a great-grandchild, Liam Yochim, of Fort Bragg, NC; three sisters, Delores (Homer) Phillips, Mary (Bob) Phillips, and his twin, Donna Elayne (Steve) Kimmel, all of Springville; a sister-in-law, Beulah “B” Flynn, of Newark; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Leroy, Kenny, and Ronnie Flynn and sister, Doris Harris.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Cindi Maxwell and Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jerry Don Bartlett

May 06, 1961 — Aug. 22, 2021

Jerry Don Bartlett, 60, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 6, 1961, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Paul and Sandra Jo (Spinks) Bartlett. He married Sherri Girdley on July 28, 1990, and she survives. He retired from G.E. as a line worker and was a farmer. He attended Guthrie Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sherri, of Bedford; his mother, Sandra, of Heltonville; a daughter, Hannah Hudson, of Bedford; a son, Lucas (Mickeynze) Bartlett, of Bedford; a step-daughter, Keesha (Chuck) Presser, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Lane, Kinslee, and Kase Hudson, Kiya Bartlett, Paige and Parker Presser; nine siblings, Debbie Hobson, Jeff Bartlett, Carla Wilson, Roger Bartlett, Kevin Bartlett, Greg Bartlett, Kyle Bartlett, Cody Bartlett, and Todd Bartlett.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; a brother-in-law, Earl Wilson and a nephew, Robert Hobson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, August 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Aug. 22, 2021

Kenneth Nelson Isom

May 19, 1935 — Aug. 20, 2021

Kenneth Nelson Isom, 86, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 19, 1935, on the Isom Family Farm in Mitchell, he was the son of John Carl and Pauline (Tirey) Isom. He married Alice VanHoy October 1, 1961.

Kenny retired from VanHoy, Inc. and was a 1952 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a lifetime member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. Kenny was patient, loving, witty, and a family man. He loved his family, farm, church, and critters.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Cold War.

Surviving are his wife, Alice VanHoy of Mitchell; sons, Jeff (Kate) Isom of Mitchell, Greg (April) Isom of Mitchell, Eric (Tracy) Isom of Lowell, Michigan; grandchildren, Jon Carl (Cari) Isom, Thomas Isom, Larkin Isom, Cristy (Nick) Burlage, and Diann Gimbel; great-granddaughters, Norah and Charlotte.

His parents and sister, Charlotte Ann Braman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, at Liberty Baptist Church with Greg Isom, David Powell, and Dennis Watterson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Sheila Shanks

Sept. 18, 1957 — Aug. 20, 2021

Sheila Shanks, 63, of Orleans, passed away at 1:45 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

She was born September 18, 1957 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Gardner) Shanks.

Sheila had a challenging life as she had become disabled at a very early age, yet like everyone else she still had her dreams. What she wanted most was to one day be independent. That dream became a reality when two years ago she was able to get an apartment and the assistance that she needed. Sheila was thrilled to be “on her own” but, she also liked to go and visit her Mom and brother who were within walking distance. She was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ.
Sheila also enjoyed word search, color, watch TV and eat her treats. She also loved to reminisce about old times. Sheila will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Shanks of Orleans; one brother, Robert Shanks of Orleans; four nieces, Gina, Sara, Lora and Leah (and their families) and one aunt, Louise Smith (Clare) of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her father and one aunt, Madge (Wilson) Davis.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until service time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Aug. 21, 2021

Sharon (Stevens) Lyons

Jan. 09, 1940 — Aug. 19, 2021

Sharon (Stevens) Lyons age 81 of Bedford, passed away on Thursday August 19, 2021 at 5:40 PM at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Bedford on January 9, 1940 to Joseph and Helen (Mundy) Stevens. Sharon married Carl Lyons on November 30, 1957 and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2021. Sharon was a homemaker and member of the Friendly Bible Church.

Survivors include three children, Carl (April) Lyons, Jr. of Bedford, Judy (Rodger) Tucker of Mitchell, and Becky Lyons of Mitchell, eight grandchildren, Benjamin Lyons, Matthew Anderson, Mike Dickerson, Wendy Pemberton, Chad Nordhoff, Cory Lyons, Jason Lyons, and Saraya Lyons, thirteen great grandchildren, Austin Pemberton, Aden Pemberton, Nate Pemberton, Claire Nordhoff, Hayden Dickerson, Chase Dickerson, Marcus Carrasquillo, Jadelynn Lyons, Carson Lyons, Reece Lyons, Reid Lyons, Tony Lyons, and Emma Lyons, two brothers, Jerry (Anna) Stevens of Bedford and Joe (Brenda) Stevens of Bedford, one sister, Linda (Tom) Jenkins of Tunnelton, several nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Gary Stevens and his wife Bea Stevens, one nephew, Jerry Stevens and one niece, Debbie Landstrom

Cremation was chosen with no services planned at this time; Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Gladys Mae Browning Chastain

Nov. 19, 1936 — Aug. 19, 2021

Gladys Mae Browning Chastain, age 84, passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2021, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 19, 1936, to Chromer and Georgia (Turney) Browning in Bedford, Indiana. Gladys graduated from Bedford High School. She married Curtis Eugene Chastain May 21, 1955, in Bedford. Curtis preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2013.

She was a very devoted Christian.

Gladys managed the Credit Bureau in Bedford for many years. She loved being a homemaker and mother and just being Grammy.

Gladys enjoyed traveling the country with her husband on their motorcycle along with family and friends. She also enjoyed camping with family and friends. And just making everyone smile and be happy.

Surviving to cherish Gladys’ memory are her children, Steven Chastain of Bedford, Jeffrey and Lisa Chastain of Bedford, Debbie Chestnut with Terry Stevens of Springville and Amy and Bill Sowders of Bedford. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Dustin Chastain Brown and Tracy of Martinsville, Matthew Chastain of Bedford, Jason Chastain and Melanie Nowak of Bedford, Amber Chestnut Brock and husband J.D. Brock of Bedford, Ashley Chestnut Cunningham and husband John Cunningham of Bloomington, Amanda Chestnut Lawson and husband Calvin Lawson of Springville, Jacob and Kendalyn Sowders of Bedford, Molly Lagneour and Ricky Wells of Bedford; 15 great-grandchildren, Sydnie Cunningham, Suttun Cunningham, Sullivan Cunningham, Jaylyn Brock, Bransen Brock, Calvin Lawson, Cooper Lawson, Logan Blake, Garrett Blake, Lillie Chastain, Lucas Chastain, Peyton Chastain, Emily Chastain, Dylan Chastain and Waylon Wells; brother-in-law, Charlie Myers; sister-in-law, Sue Chastain; and several nieces and nephews.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Kenny Browning, Betty Simpson, John Browning, Shirley Kindred and Marilyn Myers; grandson, David Chastain; and daughter-in-law, Taryn Chastain.

Visitation for Gladys will be held Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Homes in Bedford. The funeral service will also be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee with Phil Thorne officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

James Larry Thompson

April 21, 1945 — Aug. 20, 2021

James Larry Thompson, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021, at his residence.

Born April 21, 1945, in Harrison Arkansas, he was the son of Garland B. Thompson and Jo (Hinchey) Thompson. He married Sharon K. Sharp on August 14, 1976; and she survives.

James graduated from Purdue University and worked as an Electrical Engineer at the Naval Weapons Center.

Surviving to cherish James’ memory are his wife, Sharon K. Thompson; daughters, Valerie A. Berk, Stephanie K. Guinn, and Christina M. Morton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Underwood, Gary Thompson, Mike Thompson, and Glenda Loux; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Samuel Claude Short

May 16, 1936 — Aug. 20, 2021

Samuel Claude Short, 85, of Bedford, died at 9:52 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Stonecroft Health Campus.

Born May 16, 1936 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Morris and Gladieth (Hall) Short. He married Annetta D. Shirley on July 10, 1955 and she survives. Samuel retired from National Gypsum in Shoals. He was a member of White River Baptist Church. He was a US Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife Annetta of Bedford; one daughter, Angela Alberts of Bedford; two grandchildren, Brittany and Brooke; two sisters, Brenda Lee of Bedford, and Louise Whalen and husband David of Bedford; one brother, Larry Short and wife Terri of TN; and one brother-in-law, Albert Stidham of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Doris Stidham, and Janet May.

Private services will be conducted with Rev. Kenny Dalton officiating. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Aug. 20, 2021

Roy Lee “Wheatie” Brock

Nov. 18, 1936 — Aug. 19, 2021

Roy Lee “Wheatie” Brock, 84, of Williams, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Bedford.

He was born in Martin County on Nov. 18, 1936, to Everett and Maggie (Craig) Brock. He married Mary Regina Keith on Dec. 29, 1956, and she survives.

Wheatie attended Williams High School and was a heavy equipment operator and logger. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and enjoyed racoon hunting, working, providing for the family, camping and coaching the grandkids in basketball.

Surviving to cherish Wheatie’s memory are his wife, Regina of Williams; daughters, Sharon (Jack) Rainey and Lisa Rainey; son, Samuel (Sherri) Brock; grandsons, Matthew (Crystal) Rainey, Jason (Willow) Rainey, Issac (Jennifer) Rainey and Chad Brock; granddaughters, Shanon (Shane) Greenwell, Jessica Rainey and Leah (Andy) McLeod; 18 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren; siblings, Emma “Sue” Cagel, Virginia “Ginny” (Jack) Charles, Barbara (Larry) Southern, and Bonnie Lynch.

Preceding Wheatie in death were his parents; son-in-law, Robert “Bob” Rainey; and siblings, Marvin “Mose” Brock, Isis “Tabby” Gore, Robert Brock, Joy Hacker, Anna Williams, Ruby George, Fred Brock, Willie Brock, Homer Brock, and Sharon Rose Brock.

Visitation for Wheatie will be Monday, August 23, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:00 P.M. also at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Greg Ward officiating. Private family burial will be in the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery later.

Online condolences may be sent to www. FergusonLee.com

Gladys Chastain

Gladys Chastain, of Bedford, 84, passed away August 19, 2021. Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.

Aug. 18, 2021

Lawrence Lee “Monk” Dwyer

March 31, 1934 — Aug. 18, 2021

Lawrence Lee “Monk” Dwyer, 87, long time resident of Bedford and formerly of 2435 I Street, passed away Wednesday morning at the Bliss Place.

Born March 31, 1934 to Arthur “Pat” and Josephine (Hill) Dwyer in Indian Springs. Monk graduated from Williams High School with the class of 1952 and later joined the U.S. Army. He married Connie Lee Baldwin on August 11, 1956 in Mitchell. Connie preceded him in death on January 10, 2005.

Monk was best known as a firefighter for the City of Bedford Fire Department. He retired from the Fire Department but also worked at Otis Elevator in Bloomington and was a carpenter.

Surviving to cherish Monk’s memory are his children, David and Kathy Dwyer of Columbus, IN, Mark Dwyer of New Hampshire, and Rachel Fields of Bedford; daughter in law, Becky Dwyer of Mitchell. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Michael and Melissa Dwyer of West Lafayette, IN, Matthew and Ashley Dwyer of Columbus, IN, Shannon Dwyer of Indianapolis, IN, Heather (Dwyer) and Eric Taylor of Bedford, James Dwyer of Columbus, IN, Elizabeth Dwyer of Columbus, IN, and Patrick Fields of Bedford; along with eight great granddaughters; a sister Claris Melvin of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Monk was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Connie; and siblings Carl Sipes, Barbara Jean Dwyer, Tweedle McCann, and Patsy Coleman.

Visitation for Monk will be from 4:00pm till 8:00 pm, Friday, August 20 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel with burial to follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, IN.

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

Nathan Harper

Aug. 14, 1981 — Aug. 10, 2021

Nathan Harper, 39, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, at I U Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Nathan was born August 14, 1981 in Bedford to Dana Hawkins Harper and Eric Harper. He was a 1999 BNLHS graduate, and a member of UA Local 136 Plumbers and Steamfitters. He was employed at Harrell-Fish Inc in Bloomington.

Nathan loved travel and site seeing, hiking and the outdoors, planting and gardening, and sitting on a porch watching the rain. An artist and a chef at heart.

Survivors include children, Brennya and Thomas Harper; his mother; his father; sister, Julia; aunts, Lisa Hawkins, Mona Elizabeth Cline, Beth Ann Cline and more; uncle, Gale Cline and more; cousins, Michael McVicker, Joseph McVicker, Cody Mundy, Mikayla Mundy, Amanda Maze, BJ Spangler, Darian Cline and more.

Family will gather for an outdoor celebration of life for our humorous, talented, and adored Nathan.

Aug. 17, 2021

Mary Jane (Ison) Fields

Oct. 25, 1947 — Aug. 15, 2021

Mary Jane (Ison) Fields, age 73, formerly of Bedford, passed away peacefully on August 15th, 2021, at IU Health in Bloomington.

She was born October 25, 1947, to Shelby and Geneva (Cornett) Ison in Kentucky. She married Eugene Fields and he preceded her in death.

Mary graduated from Kingdom Come High School in Line Fork, Kentucky. She pursued her passion for cosmetology in Bedford and worked diligently to become a Master Cosmetologist. Mary tirelessly perfected her skills at Broadview Salon and Kib’s Hair Care in Bedford. She purchased Kib’s Hair Care and operated the business until she retired, becoming a full-time Mamaw to her three grandchildren who were her world.

Mary Jane is survived by one son, Scott (Missy) Fields of Loogootee; grandchildren, Amber and Shelby Fields of Loogootee, and Shawn Patrick Fields of Bedford; brothers, James, Phillip, and Robert Ison; sisters, Thelma Carson and Lisa Graebe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one son, Shawn Fields.

Funeral services for Mary Jane will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18th, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Roger Allen officiating. Burial will follow at White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 17th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Larry Paul Wray

Oct. 09, 1945 — Aug. 15, 2021

Larry Paul Wray, 75, of Morgantown, IN, passed away at 5:45 am on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Brown County Health Community Living in Nashville, IN.

Born October 9, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Paul and Eula (Blanton) Wray. He graduated from Shawswick High School with the class of 1964 and attended Vincennes University. He married Marcia Peters on September 18, 1987 and she survives.

He owned and operated Wray Produce in Morgantown, a business he had taken over from his father, and retired from in 2017. He was a member of the Nashville Salvation Army Church and was a faithful bell-ringer in the coldest of winter.

To say he loved playing golf is an understatement. Although he was not great at the sport, the time that he spent with his friends were such precious moments for him. He had a passion for art and was an amateur painter. He also loved thrift stores. Every Saturday, family would gather at the warehouse where he would spoil all his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia; a son, Derek Wray and wife, Priscilla; a grandson, Colt Wray; step-granddaughter, Adrian Collins, all of Bedford; a daughter, Tiffanie Wray Bennett, of Bedford; granddaughter, Jordan McCloud and husband, Darren; two great-grandsons, Riley Reynolds and Chris McCloud, all of Bedford; his first wife, Penny (Hedge) Hensley; a step-daughter, Dana Peters, of Nashville; step-granddaughter, Allison Johnson and husband Ryan; three step-great-grandchildren, Alana, Arie, and Addison Johnson, all of Nashville; step-son, Dwain Peters and wife D’Ann, of Bedford; step-granddaughter, Haley Blankenhorn and husband, Sam; step-great-grandchild, Lily, all of Lawrenceville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, paternal grandparents, one brother, Michael Wray; two uncles, Jerry and Billy Wray; a son-in-law, Danny Bennett.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Friday, August 20th at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Judith “Judy” Melvin

June 19, 1942 — Aug. 13, 2021

Judith Ann “Judy” Melvin, 79, of Bedford passed away at 2:26 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 19, 1942, in Silverville, IN, she was the daughter of William Lloyd and Marjorie (Wilson) Craig. She retired as a service representative from Ameritech/ATT Telephone. Judy loved her family very much. She was an avid gardener and took great joy in working in her flower garden. She loved the outdoors and reading.

Survivors include two sons: Rob Melvin of Atlanta, GA, and Derek Melvin and his wife Susan of Bedford; a grandson, Kyle Melvin of Bedford; a brother, William “Bill” Craig, and his wife Doris of Bloomington; a sister, Joy Hunt, and her husband Jon of Bloomington; a brother-in-law, Jerry Lewis of Morgantown, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Janice “Jan” Lewis.

In following Judy’s wishes private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in care of Jerry Rainey 2915 Indian Creek Road Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Aug. 16, 2021

Elizabeth “Jane” Hicks

Dec. 07, 1944 — Aug. 14, 2021

Jane Hicks, 76, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 14th at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born December 7, 1944 in Depauw, IN, she was the daughter of Leon Bowles and Goldie (Crecelius) Bowles. She married Sammy Hicks on September 23, 1983 and he survives.

Jane was a very faithful Christian. She was a kind and generous person with a heart of gold. She loved children and animals. She made friends easily and cared very much for them and especially her family.

Survivors include her husband Sammy of Bedford; daughter, Christina Flick (Larry) of Springville; granddaughter, Lindsay Cessna (Phil) of Mitchell; grandson, Joshua Flick (Alli) of Springville; great-grandchildren, Alaina Grace Cessna, Caroline Elizabeth Cessna, Lydia Catherine Cessna, Cooper Carl Flick, and Adeline Christine Flick; sisters, Susie Halstead of Columbus, and Linda Matthias (Gus) of Paragon; brothers, Ronnie Bowles of Waverly, Nick Bowles (Mandy) of Stanford, Randall Bowles of Corydon, Danny Bowles (Diane) of Spencer, Don Bowles (Rhea) of Bloomington; sister-in-law, Carol Bowles of Greenwood; aunt, Alma Harbeson of Corydon; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Bowles; and a nephew, Cory Bowles.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Chaplain Carol Heinz officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Aug. 15, 2021

Frank Edward Cannon

Jan. 31, 1948 — Aug. 13, 2021

Frank Edward Cannon, 73, of Orleans, passed away at 2:30 AM on August 13, 2021 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born January 31, 1948 in Hubert, N.C., the son of Floyd and Dollie (Morton) Cannon. He married David H. Miller and he preceded him in death on March 27, 2021.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was co-owner of the Orleans Antique Store. He did construction and maintenance work all his working career.

He is survived by eight siblings, Joyce Campbell of N.C., Billie (Janice) Morton of N.C., Paul (Shirley) Shumaker of V.A., William “Bud” Cannon (Della of N.C., Dolly Mallwood and family of N.C., Johnny “J.B. Cannon (Pat) of N.C., Patricia Adkins of M.D. and Mary Murphy (Bill) of N.C.; one sister-in-law, Judy Ann Ellis (Don) of Mitchell, IN; two brother-in-laws, Herman and Eddie Miller and twenty-seven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy and David Cannon.

Requested was to be cremated with no services.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Aug. 14, 2021

Janet “Jan” Suzanne Atkins

May 09, 1949 — Aug. 13, 2021

Janet “Jan” Suzanne (Curry) Atkins, 72 of Owensburg passed away on August 13, 2021 at 1:40 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born on May 9, 1949 in Indianapolis, Jan was the only daughter to Gene and Maxine Curry. She married her high school sweetheart, David Atkins on July 19, 1969 and he survives.

Other survivors are her daughter, Sally Miller, son-in-law Jeff Miller, and grandsons Collin and Dillon Miller all from Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Before her retirement in 2015 Jan worked as a legal secretary for over 40 years for lawyers in Greene and Lawrence Counties. She was a faithful member of the Owensburg Baptist Church where she served as a pianist and choir member for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jay Collins Officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17th and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday, all at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to Owensburg Baptist Church.

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

Barbara Sue Prow

July 29, 1940 — Aug. 13, 2021

Barbara Sue Prow, 81 of Bedford, passed away at 1:40 am on Friday, August 13, 2021, at White River Lodge.

Born July 29, 1940, in Williams, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Virginia (Roberts) Stewart. She married Kenneth Prow on July 24, 1961, and he survives. She was a homemaker. She loved gospel music and Elvis but her passion was for dogs. She would always tell you to “remember the dogs”.

Survivors include her husband of sixty years, Kenneth Prow, of Bedford; a sister, Tammy Grigg and husband, David, of Dayton, OH; loving nieces and nephews, Lisa (Harrell) Smith and husband, Jeff, of Bloomington, Mike Harrell of Mooresville, Elizabeth Grigg, Emily (Grigg) Enriquez and husband, Jacob, and Daniel Grigg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Patricia (Stewart) Harrell, and a brother, Robert Stewart.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Williams Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society or any animal shelter.

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

Anna Jeanette Whalin

Feb. 02, 1934 — Aug. 11, 2021

Anna Jeanette Whalin, 87, of Orleans, passed away at 10:30 AM on August 11, 2021 at her residence.

She was born February 2, 1934 in Orleans, IN, the daughter of Claude and Allie (Baker) Holsapple.

She married James B. (JB) Whalin on October 28, 1949 and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2021.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orleans and attended Poseyville Church. She was a licensed realtor, licensed interior decorator and was in charge of the cafeteria at the old Orleans grade school. She was also a member of the Old Rebecca Lodge in Orleans for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherry (Jim) Wells of Orleans; one son, Randy Whalin of Orleans; two grandchildren, Shawn and Dustin (Trina) Whalin; two great grandchildren; three siblings Daryl Holsapple of Orleans; Vernice Lindley of Orleans and Viola Warriner of Salem.

She was preceded in death by husband; parents; one brother, Bert Holsapple, one sister, Leavette Collier, daughter-in-law, Judy Whalin and one great grandson, Jacob Whalin.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Wilbur Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM

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

Aug. 13, 2021

Diana Hanners

Jan. 28, 1968 — Aug. 11, 2021

Diana Hanners, 53, of Bedford, passed away at 9:55 pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at her residence.

Born January 28, 1968, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Robert and Marie (Miller) Lake. She was a homemaker and crafter.

Survivors include two sons, William Hanners, of Bloomington and Carl Hanners, of Evansville; a step-daughter, Shilah (Kevin) Baker, of Evansville; five sisters, Carolyn Harrison, Vera Glasgow, Karen Parker, Rosella Sons, and Bonnie Hughes; two brothers, Randy Lake and Davy Miller; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Merle Hughes, Jane Sykes and Marvetta Baker; a brother, Donnie Watson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Don Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, August 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Guy F. Edington

June 25, 1943 — Aug. 10, 2021

Guy F. Edington, 78, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Bedford.

He was born June 25, 1943, in Bedford, to Billy and Phyllis (Qualkenbush) Edington. He married Terry Bishop on July 2, 1992, and she survives.

Guy retired from White Castle Meat Processing Plant in Orleans. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran, of the Christian faith and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed camping and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving to cherish Guy’s memory are his wife, Terry of Bedford; four children, Lisa Goodeill, Shane (Deann) Toliver, Brian (Vicki) Edington and Brandon (Ashley) Hackney; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Qualkenbush, Tina Peyton, Ruth Ann (Preston) Elkins and Glenna Byrne; and brother, Jim Edington.

Preceding Guy in death were his parents; son, Christopher; and sister, Nancy Roberts.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at the Leatherwood Cemetery in Bedford with Reno Bates officiating. There will be no visitation.

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

Leland R. Booker

April 08, 1958 — Aug. 10, 2021

Leland R. Booker, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on the early morning of August 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 63 years old.

Lee entered this life on April 8, 1958 in Seymour Indiana. He was the last born to the loving parents of Lovell and Kathleen (Cornwell) Booker. He grew up in Campbellsburg, Indiana, and was a graduate of West Washington High School, Class of 1976. He later moved to Bedford and went to work as a machine operator for Otis Elevator. After retiring from Otis Elevator, he started a Booker’s Lawn Care and ran the company for 18 years.

On December 1, 2006, Lee married the love of his life, Lisa (Franks) Booker. She survives at the home. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and Papaw. Lee was a member of the former Eagles Club of Bedford, the Bedford Boat Club, and the VFW of Mitchell Post 9107. He was and avid fisherman, a great euchre player, and loved riding on his mower.

Lee leaves a legacy of love with his wife, Lisa Booker of Bedford, daughter, Kristian Brummett and her husband Corey of Williams, step-children Mindy Ryan and her husband Rocky of Commiskey and Kevin Grigsby of Commiskey, grandchildren, Johnathan, Mandy, Emma, and Randy Brummett, Kasen, Weilant, and Taegan Booker, and Malik Cornett, and Traey Ryan, a sister, Sally Shaffer of Brownsburg, Robert Booker of Orleans, and Ronnie Booker and his wife Connie of Norman, and sister-in-law Debbie Landreth.

He was preceded in death by his son Robert Booker, parents, and two brothers, Raymond Booker and Don Landreth.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 11:00 am with Pastor Dustin Staggs officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Carmel Cemetery of Campbellsburg.

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

Memorials may be written in Lee’s to the family through Hague Funeral Home.

Aug. 12, 2021

Prasoon K. Samaddar, MD

Prasoon K. Samaddar, MD, died on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the age of 87, surrounded by his immediate family.

Dr. Samaddar was born in Khulna, Bangladesh in 1934, when Bangladesh was still part of India. He spent his formative years in India, between Kolkata, West Bengal and Patna, Bihar, following his father’s footsteps and earning his medical degree and eventually specializing in Ophthalmology.

He made his way to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, for additional studies, where he would meet his eventual wife, Milagrosa. From there, they lived in several areas while they continued post graduate work in medicine and dentistry, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, California, Kentucky and Indiana, where they settled to raise their 3 children, Sheila, Robin and Kris. By this time, Dr. Samaddar had switched his training concentration to Otolaryngology, which he would continue to practice for more than 50 years.

Sam, as his friends called him, was devoted both to his profession and to his family, never missing a dance recital, swim meet or other sporting event in which his kids were participating. Above all, he was most proud of his children and enjoyed traveling with them back to India and the Philippines.

Dr. “Sam” leaves behind extensive family in India, England and the US, as well as his immediate family including Milagrosa, Sheila (Terence), Robin (Christine) and Kris (Kristi), and 8 beautiful grandchildren to continue his legacy. A private memorial will be planned at a future date in India.

Any memories you may wish to share with the family can be sent to SamaddarFamily@gmail.com or c/o The Samaddar Family, 1313 S. Capitol Street SW, Washington, DC 20003.

Mary R. Fisher

Aug. 13, 1970 — Aug. 10, 2021

Mary R. Fisher, 50, of Bedford, passed away at 6:47 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 13, 1970, in Virginia, she was the daughter of Ken and Judie (Brown) Armstrong. She was a Lead Solutions Advocate with J.A. Benefits for 28 years and had attended the Donica Church of Christ.

Mary was a friend to all, having two daughters of her own, she raised countless others who lovingly referred to her as ‘Mother Mary’. She took in a band of misfits and turned them into a family. She was always up for an adventure and traveling to the beach. She was the perfect hostess, she planned amazing parties and loved a good theme party. Her home was always open to her daughters’ friends. She attended all of the sporting events any of her ‘kids’ were involved in. She was the biggest fan, cheerleader, supporter (sometimes for the other team). She was a great side-line coach and taught many life lessons. Mary was an avid reader and could finish a book in a night.

Survivors include two daughters, Josie and Katie Fisher, both of Bedford; the father of her girls, Steven Fisher, of Scotland, IN; two brothers, Kenneth Brian Armstrong, of Bloomington and Mike Kern and wife, Michelle, of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; her dogs, Duke, Buddy and numerous neighborhood animals.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, August 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Celebrant Alex Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 15th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, August 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Josie and Katie Fisher.

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

Kathleen C. Culbertson

May 27, 1962 — Aug. 08, 2021

Kathleen C. Culbertson, 59, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:35 PM on Aug. 8, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born May 27, 1962 in New York, New York, the daughter of James W. and Helen (Parderlikes) Culbertson.

She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Mitchell.

She is survived by two brothers, James Culbertson of Mitchell and John Culbertson of St. James, New York; two sisters, Peggy Tallman of Lindanhurst, NY and Mary Ann Culbertson of Arizona; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her request was to be cremated with no services.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Aug. 11, 2021

Betty B. Quackenbush

Dec. 21, 1927 — Aug. 08, 2021

Betty B. Quackenbush, 93, of Bedford, passed away at 11:23 pm on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born December 21, 1927, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Walter and Pansy (Wagner) Terrell. She married Charles Logan Baker and he preceded her in death in 1983. She later married Doyle Quackenbush and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She retired from NSWC Crane in 1984 after working for 26 years as a Production Estimator and Planner in the Explosive Operations Division. Early in life, she was a member of the Silverville Baptist Church and currently was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sondra Mosier, of Bedford; grandchildren, Erik Mosier (Tonya) and Reagan Mosier (Nichole); great grandchildren, Addison Mosier, Gavin Norman, Gracie Norman, and Logan Norman; a step-son, Rodger Quackenbush; a sister, Josephine Freeman, of IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, John Logan Terrell and Harold “Hub” Terrell; a sister, Barbara Craig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jason Filler officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, August 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Aug. 10, 2021

Raymond Elmer “Ray” York

Nov. 14, 1960 — Aug. 07, 2021

Raymond Elmer “Ray” York, 60, of Bloomington, passed away at 8:38 pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his residence.

Born November 14, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Ed and Katherine “Toots” (Groff) York. He married Deborah Holsapple on July 5, 2009, and she survives.

He was a warehouse supervisor for CPI in Bloomington and one of the founders of the Soaring Angels Riding Club. He worked hard for his family, was a die-hard Colts Football fan, and was one of the most selfless people. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah, of Bloomington; four children, Travis York (Kimberly), of Bloomington, D.C. York (Brittnay), of Bedford, Candy York (Quentin Moseley), of Newburgh, and Jacob York, of Bedford; two step-children, Shannon Troxel (Steve) and James Holsapple, all of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; siblings, Frank Parsons, Rosemary Yother, Linda Ray, Debbie York Neely, Charlie York, Sissy York, Cecil York, Eddie York, David York, and Jerry York; several nieces and nephews; his dogs, Krisma, Sissy Pup, Phoebe Dawn, Lilly Rose and Little Bit.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Raymond York, Jr.; siblings, Connie York, Marsha Webb and Johnny York.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Violet Louise Cummings

Oct. 18, 1925 — Aug. 09, 2021

Violet Louise Cummings, 95, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, at 12:30 am on Monday, August 9, 2021.

She was born to William Everett and Susie (Weyer) Stevens on October 18, 1925, in Lawrence County. She married Harold Cummings on June 18, 1943, and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1962.

Violet was a vibrant and active member of Englewood Baptist Church throughout her life. Her faith was the central theme of her life and was demonstrated through her relentless joy, trust in God’s provision, perseverance through adversity, and love for those around her. Despite the challenges of being widowed with 3 young boys at age 36, undergoing brain tumor surgery in her late 40s, and surviving a stroke at age 73, she remained faithful to God and used those situations as an opportunity to share His love and care with others.

To support her family and be home with her boys during their childhood, she opened a home bakery, later going on to become a nurse’s aide at Dunn hospital and finally working as an assembler at Ford Visteon before retiring to enjoy her young grandchildren. She is still remembered by many for the beautiful special occasion cakes she baked for community members and organizations.

She is survived by her three sons: Ronald (Sherry) Cummings of Avon, Bruce (Teresa) Cummings of Bedford, and Michael (Courtney) Cummings of Plainfield; granddaughters Heather (Daren) Wade, Laura Cummings, and Anna Cummings; great-grandson, Liam Wade; sister-in-law Suella Stevens; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers – Ralph (Betty), James (Mary), Paul, and Johnny, and other siblings in infancy (Fred, Margaret, Anna, and Charles).

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 13, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, August 14, in the Elmwood Chapel at Day & Carter with Pastors Stephen Carter and David Ferry officiating, with visitation from 10-11 prior to the service. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make donations to the Englewood Baptist Church Baptistry Project in her memory.

Family and friends may express condolences to the family at www.daycarter.com

Melissa Sue Slaughter

Dec. 23, 1956 — Aug. 09, 2021

Melissa Sue Slaughter, 64, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born December 23, 1956, in Crane Village, she was the daughter of Charles Laverne and Marilyn Sue (Jackman) Bentrud. She married John Edward Slaughter June 6, 1983.

Melissa was a homemaker (domestic engineer) and loved being a wife, mother, and fisherman. She was a 1974 graduate of North Knox High School.

Surviving are her husband, John Slaughter of Mitchell; children, Jennifer King of Mitchell, John Slaughter of Mitchell, Roxie L. (Jeremy) Barnes of Bloomington; grandchildren, Allie, Elizabeth, Joey, Layne, Keaton, and Tatum; four great-grandchildren; faithful companion, Melissa Sue’s Fishing with Cross Creek Grace, her Brittany Spaniel

Her parents; beloved companions, Milo the Fat Cat, Bella, the Brittany Spaniel, and Cocoa, the English Springer, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, at Talbott Cemetery with Brother Wendell Phillips officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Thomas John Sukup

Nov. 25, 1956 — Aug. 07, 2021

Thomas John Sukup, age 64, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on August 7th, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 25th, 1956 to John Peter Sukup and Janet Laura (Greger) Sukup.

Tom was preceded in death by his Parents.

He married Veronika Sukupova on July 24th, 1999 and she survives.

Tom was a 1975 graduate of Lawrence Central High School and had attended Ball State University.  He was of the Catholic faith and was employed as a carpenter for Pritchett Brothers of Bedford, Indiana.

Tom was a lifetime member of NRA, an Eagle Scout, and had previously done Motocross racing. He enjoyed reading, being outdoors, was a strong Republican, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his Wife, Veronika Sukup of French Lick, Indiana; Sons, John Joseph Sukup of French Lick, Indiana, Adam Thomas Sukup of French Lick, Indiana; Brothers, James Walter Sukup (Mary) of Indianapolis, Indiana, William George Sukup of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Visitation for friends will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Indianapolis arrangements will be in care of Shirley Brothers Funeral Homes and burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.

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

Aug. 09, 2021

Jerry A. Waterford

Sept. 06, 1946 — Aug. 06, 2021

Jerry A. Waterford, 74, of Bedford passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 at his residence.

Jerry was born September 6, 1946 at his home in Harrodsburg, Indiana. The ninth of ten children to parents, Claude Earl and Lorene (Alexander) Waterford.

He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 31 years. He served seven years with the Army Reserve.

Jerry was a hard worker, having previously owned an insulation business as well as a gun shop. After retiring from Cummins, he found a true passion for raising feeder calves and farming, until his illness.

Jerry had a love for many outdoors activities, including hunting, fishing, and shooting guns. He also enjoyed going to cattle sales.

He married Janet Metcalfe on November 12, 1966 in Monroe County, and they were married almost 55 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Janet Waterford of Bedford and daughters, Lorna Waterford (Todd Spangler) of Martinsville, Lori Ann Snoddy (Greg Bartlett) of Bedford, seven grandchildren, Zayne, Jaidyn and Vance Spangler, Alexander Snoddy (Portia), Dylan Snoddy (Kelci), Coen Snoddy, and Estella Bartlett, four great-grandchildren, Asher, Nova, Revelry, and Charlotte Snoddy, two sisters, Shirley Stevens of Bloomington, and Doris Wilson of Spencer, sister-in-law, Deanna Waterford of Harrodsburg, and many nephews and nieces.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Claudia Greene, Ruth Floyd, Florence Jacobs, Betty Sawyer, and brothers, Joe Waterford, Jack Waterford, Don Waterford and his son-in-law, Shadd Snoddy.

Jerry loved his wife, children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren, and Jerry also enjoyed spending time with his extended family and friends. He was a faithful Christian and attended Mundell Christian Church, until declining health prevented attendance.

Visitation will be 12-2pm Monday, August 9, 2021 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Monday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dennis Parsley officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Monroe County Veteran’s Honor Guard or to CIPD (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy).

Condolences may be expressed at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Aug. 08, 2021

Jenny M. Henderson

Oct. 13, 1941 — Aug. 07, 2021

Jenny M. Henderson, 79, of Bedford, died at 8:44 am on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at IU Health Hospice House.

Born October 13, 1941, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Vaughn and Mary (Ditton) Bowden. She married Robert Dale Henderson and he preceded her in death. Jenny retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital after working twenty- seven years. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Scott Henderson of Bedford, Brian Henderson and partner Roger Wedig of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Kelly Holder and husband Paul of Winston Salem, NC, Dawn Simmons and husband Chuck of Silverville; two sisters, Linda Ellis and husband Eddie of Orleans, Marilyn Walters and husband Paul of Muncie; one brother, Donnie Bowden and wife Judy of Orleans; three grandsons, Christopher Holder and wife Bethany of TN,, Caleb Blackerby and Joshua Blackerby, both of Mitchell; one granddaughter, Rachel Holder of Virginia; one great granddaughter, Ellie Rose.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Gail Bowden, and one brother, Michael Bowden.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 pm on Monday, August 9th at Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12 noon on Monday, August 9th at Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends may express condolences to the family at www.daycarter.com

Faith Diane Staggs

Aug. 01, 1954 — Aug. 06, 2021

Faith Diane Staggs, 67, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 1, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Willis and Violet (Maginnas) Wessell. She married Lannie Staggs in 1988.

Faith was a certified nursing assistant at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and retired with 35 years of service. She faithfully attended the Mitchell First Church of God and was an avid PPW wrestling fan.

Surviving are her husband, Lannie Staggs of Bedford; siblings, Donna Livingston of Orleans, Judy Dalton of Bedford, Gerald Wayne Wessell of Bedford.

Her parents and siblings, Willis Wessell, Jr., Gary Wessell, and Terry David Wessell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 12, at the Mitchell First Church of God with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

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

Aug. 07, 2021

Jerry Conrad George

Oct. 26, 1932 — Aug. 06, 2021

Jerry Conrad George, 88, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021, at his home.

Born October 26, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Homer Marshall and Hazel (Ritchison) George.  He married Cloie Ellen (Brown) Stigall October 9, 1982.

Jerry retired from Duke Energy.  He was a carpenter, school bus driver for many years, farmer, barber, and a graduate of Needmore High School.  Jerry enjoyed farming and working with horses; he took his Clydesdale horses and wagon to parades and weddings.  He enjoyed traveling out west and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Jerry was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen George of Bedford; children, Jonathan David (Kelly) George of Bedford, Shane Marshall (DeeDee) George of Bedford, Michelle Lyn (Gordon) Ritchey of Bedford, James David George of Bedford; stepchildren, Richard Stigall of Greencastle, Charletta (Steve) Turner of Bedford, Randall (Lana) Stigall of Alabama, Lisa (Bryan) Bailiff of Bedford; stepdaughter- in-law, Julie Stigall of Morgantown; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sister, Sandra Deckard of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

His parents and stepson-in-law, Mark Stigall, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Charles Scott officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund

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

Aug. 06, 2021

Amy S. Lucas

Oct. 21, 1976 — Aug. 02, 2021

Amy S. Lucas, 44, of Bedford, went to heaven on August 2, 2021. Amy was born to Lloyd K. and Beulah S. Lucas on October 21, 1976 at the Med Center in Bedford, Indiana.

Amy enjoyed life with crafting, video games, and surfing the web for craft ideas. She also enjoyed spending the day with her family, friends, and her dog, Rufus.

Amy is survived by her mother, Beulah S. Lucas; her sister, Rebecca Lucas; one brother, Phillip K. Lucas (Becca); two nieces, Kersten and Rachel Lucas, and many friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd K. Lucas; her maternal grandparents, Hosie and Pauline Holtsclaw; and her paternal grandparents, Lee and Dorothy Lucas.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington; with Jeff Huston Officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

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

James “Reid” Armstrong

Oct. 16, 1930 — Aug. 04, 2021

James “Reid” Armstrong, age 90, of Plainfield, Indiana, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Kindred Hospital North, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was born on October 16, 1930, in Burns City, Indiana, to Reid Andrew and Alma (Queen) Armstrong.

Survivors include his Wife, Olive (Simmons) Armstrong of Plainfield; children, David Armstrong and wife Nancy of Bedford, Ann (Armstrong) Rutherford and husband Bob of Longview, Washington and Loland Armstrong of Mitchell. Stepchildren, Laura Hazlett of Nashville, Lisa (Hazlett) Zehrung and Husband Marco of Indianapolis, Patsy (Divine) Foster of Louisville KY and Janet (Divine) Hardy and husband Mike of Louisville, Kentucky; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Martha Sue (Armstrong) Tincher; brothers; Jack L. Armstrong and Kenneth L. Armstrong; and beloved dog, Trixie.

Reid was a 1948 graduate of Shoals High School. Reid had retired from the Army and the United States Postal Service. He was a 32 Degree Master Mason, member of the Masons (Boaz Lodge), Louisville Kentucky, the Murat Temple Shriners, and the American Legion, 101st Airborne, Jefferson Commander #52 Knights Templar, The Sojourners, and the Southwest Church of the Nazarene.

Reid loved Shoals and making daily calls to longtime friends, old classmates and family members. He looked forward to the Shoals Alumin Banquet, Catfish Festival and the Hindostan United Methodist Church Ice-cream Social.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 7th, at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals, Indiana with Pastor Marty Evans officiating. Burial will follow at the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Indiana.

Visitation is from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday, August 7th at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martin County Humane Society or the Disabled Veterans of America.

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

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

Glenn D. Robbins

Oct. 09, 1959 — Aug. 02, 2021

Glenn D. Robbins, 61, of Bedford, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at IU Health Hospital, Bloomington. He was born Oct. 9, 1959, in Bedford, to Glen and Phyllis (Salmon) Robbins.

Glenn was a factory worker and had worked at Visteon and Aisin. He graduated from Bedford-North Lawrence High School, class of 1977, and attended Southland Church of Christ. He was baptized at River’s Edge Church.

Surviving to cherish Glenn’s memory are his children, Amber (John) Peterson, Matthew Robbins, Brittnee Robbins and Lukas Robbins; grandchildren, Taylor, Brady, Jacob, Alexander, Ella and Emberli Robbins; and two sisters, Lola Mills and Nelda Canada.

Preceding Glenn in death were his parents: and one brother, Stanley Robbins.

A graveside service for Glenn will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Bro. Bud Smith officiating. There will be no visitation.

The family requests that those attending please wear masks.

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

Services for Glenn have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Mark Edward Banks

Dec. 11, 1958 — July 27, 2021

Mr. Mark Edward Banks, age 62, of Ocoee, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 27 at his home.

Mr. Banks was born December 11, 1958 in Salem the son of Herbert and Carolyn Edwards Banks. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1976. Mark was a Christian man and an active member of Concord Church of Christ in Orlando, Florida. He loved music and is remembered by friends as a beautiful and joyful man whose laugh was unforgettable.

Mark is survived by his wife: Sandra Boutwell Banks of Ocoee, Florida, his mother: Carolyn Banks of Corydon, two brothers: Steve Banks of Corydon and Scott Banks of Bedford, and a sister: Tanya Ballinger of Largo, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father: Herbert Banks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 7, at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Stampers Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11AM-time of service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Aug. 05, 2021

John Allen Williams

Aug. 28, 1936 — Aug. 04, 2021

John Allen Williams, 84, of Bedford, died at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at IU Hospital, Bloomington.

Born Aug. 28, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Paul Canaan and Virginia (Baker) Williams. He married Roselyn Jean Armstrong on Nov. 2, 1958, and she survives.

John proudly served the citizens of Bedford as Mayor for 24 years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church. He attended Hillcrest Christian Church. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, a 50-year member of the Bedford Fraternal Masonic Lodge #14, Scottish Rite, La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, Rotary International and numerous other organizations.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Webb and husband Allen of Bedford; a son, John A. Williams, Jr. and wife Tracy of Bedford; four grandchildren, Alexander Webb and wife Olivia, Andrew Webb and wife Jordan, Margaret Williams all of Bedford, and Elizabeth (Williams) Gouty and husband A.J. of Bloomington. Five great grandchildren, River Webb, Benjamin Webb, Harbor Webb, and Abram Webb of Bedford and Grey Gouty of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Paul Canaan and Virginia Williams of Williams.

Visitation will be from 2 – 8 p.m. on Friday, August 6, at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by members of Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM.

Funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating with visitation from 11 – 1 prior to the service. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Rotary Scholarship, John Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund, Lawrence County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1235, Bedford.

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

Jerry Duane Rayhill

April 26, 1951 — Aug. 02, 2021

Jerry Duane Rayhill, 70, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021, at his son’s residence.

Born April 26, 1951, in Bedford, he was the son of Claude Allison and Agatha (McPherson) Rayhill.

Jerry retired from General Motors and was a 1969 graduate of Mitchell High School. He had been saved. Jerry enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, being outdoors, horse racing, music, and IU sports. His favorite thing was playing poker.

Jerry loved his family and is survived by his son, Jarrett Dylan (Talisa) Rayhill of Loogootee; grandchildren, Dylan Shayne (Branagan) Rayhill, Daigan Scott Rayhill, Ian Kyler Rayhill; 4 great-grandchildren; twin brother, Terry Wayne Rayhill of Mitchell; sister, Jennifer Carter of Elkton, Kentucky; brother, Claude “Junior” (Jolene) Rayhill of Mitchell; half-brother, Chad (Kristi) Rayhill of Mitchell; step-siblings, Rick Haley of Paoli, Debbie (Harvey) Victor of Naples, Florida, Michelle (Larry) Magruder of Whiteland, Jeff Haley of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

His father; mother, Agatha Merry; and step-mother, Shirley Rayhill, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Aug. 03, 2021

Sandra Martindale

April 17, 1935 — Aug. 02, 2021

Sandra Martindale, age 86, of Bedford died Monday, August 2 at 12:10 am at the home of her daughter, Paige.

Born Sandra Joy Flinn on April 17, 1935 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Orin and Hazel (Harp) Flinn. She married L. Eugene Martindale on May 25, 1956, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 2000.

She was proud of being a direct descendant of a Jamestown settler of 1612, Alfred Houston, and of Jacob Flinn, who was in a group who settled what is now Lawrence County in 1810.

She graduated from Shawswick High School in 1952 as valedictorian and earned a B.S. degree with high distinction in 1955 and an M.A.T. degree in 1958 from Indiana University. She taught at Bloomfield High School and Shawswick High School.

She was a member of Central church of Christ, the John Wallace Chapter of the D.A.R. and had been a volunteer at the Lawrence County Museum of History, where she had displayed some of her collections.

Survivors include daughter Paige (Steve) Tow, granddaughter Shelby Lamb (Garrett) and grandson Ryan Tow. Surviving sisters are Kay Waskom of Bedford and Helen Lozano of Griffith. Surviving stepsisters are Cecy (Keith) Dillman of Williams and Laura Voorhies of North Port, Florida. One uncle, Charles Harp of Hawthorn, Nevada. Also, surviving are sisters-in-law Linda Green (Don) and Mildred Martindale, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was known for her many hobbies (over 100), sweepstakes prizes, seeing and meeting famous people, and traveling to all 50 states and many foreign countries. She hoped she would be remembered for her love of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the church of Christ, her country and her family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 on Friday, August 6 and from 11 until the service hour on Saturday at Day & Carter.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lawrence County Museum of History.

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

Beth Ann Staley

April 22, 1968 — Aug. 01, 2021

Beth Ann Staley, 53, of Bedford, passed away at 6:07 am on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 22, 1968, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Jack Dorsett and Sharon (Dalton) Sons. She married Rodger Staley on October 10, 1998, and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of the Southland Church of Christ. She loved to garden, especially growing mint with her granddaughter, Keilynn.

Survivors include her husband, Rodger, of Bedford; a daughter, Trenadee Hier and husband, Zachary, of Bedford; grandchildren, Keilynn and Ian Hier, of Bedford; her father, Jack Dorsett and wife, Danetta, of Bedford; a sister, Jacky Dorsett, of Columbus, IN; a brother, Denny Dorsett and wife, Cara, of Bedford; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon, grandparents, Evelyn Dalton, Ilene Hardman, Paul and Catherine Dorsett; a brother, Jack W. Dorsett (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday, August 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Tomiko Teruya McDonald

March 04, 1930 — July 31, 2021

Tomiko Teruya McDonald, 91 of Bedford died at 5:55 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Tomi was born on March 4, 1930, in Okinawa, Japan. She married Billy Joe McDonald on June 13, 1971, and he survives. She was a homemaker and loved attending church.

Survivors include: her husband, Billy Joe, of Bedford; two sister-in laws: Patty Turner-Bex and Nancy Kern; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Kern; a cousin, Tracy Parr; and special Uncle and Aunt, Claude, and Sarah Kern; several nieces and nephews in Japan and in the United States.

She was preceded in death by her father, her stepmother, her paternal grandmother, two sisters, two brothers, a nephew Matt Turner, father-in-law, William Kern, mother-in-law, Mary Kern, brother-in-law, Tim Turner.

Following Tomiko’s wishes cremation was chosen. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Jeannette I. Dawson

Nov. 11, 1940 — Aug. 01, 2021

Jeannette I. Dawson, 79, of Bedford, died at 1:54am on August 1, 2021 at her daughters residence.

Born November 11, 1940 in Vicksburg, MS, she was the daughter of Allen T. and Mary (Bobbitt) Grover who preceded her in death. She was widowed.

Jeannette was a Registered Nurse and had worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She retired from the medical department at General Motors. Jeannette graduated high school and attended Nursing School at Vincennes University. She was a member of Carter’s Creek Christian Church in Orleans.

Surviving Jeannette are her children, Laraine Chastain of Bedford, Kathi Bartlett of Bedford, Scott Chastain of Bloomfield, Stephen Chastain of Kentucky, Keith Chastain of Kentucky, and Chris Chastain of Alabama; also several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at Leatherwood Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Eddalou Smith

May 09, 1945 — Aug. 01, 2021

Eddalou Smith, 76, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021, at her residence.

Born May 9, 1945, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Hart) Jones.

Eddalou retired from Visteon and attended the Orleans Wesleyan Church. She was a graduate of Shoals High School. Eddalou enjoyed yard sales, playing with the grandkids, cooking, and visiting with the Amish.

Surviving are her children, Cherri (Carl) Goller of Orleans, Anthony Smith of Bloomington, Travis (Alex) Smith of Bedford; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Josephine Szabo of Fort Wayne, Mary Bridges of Mitchell, Janet Jones of Paoli, Rosalee Bateman of Dover Hill, Carol Baker of Dover Hill, Bradley Jones of New Whiteland, Claude Jones of Loogootee, Luke Jones of Paoli, Edward Jones of Washington.

Her parents and siblings, Jake Jones, Burl Jones, Georgie Jones, Ruth Tow, Sharon Baker, Naomi Jones, and Jean Holt, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Mike Hester officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society

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

James Edward “Bud” Hart

Sept. 14, 1944 — Aug. 01, 2021

James Edward “Bud” Hart, 76, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born September 14, 1944, Daviess County, he was the son of Chester Paul and Olive (Yarbough) Hart. He married Alverta Sue (Goad) Conley September 19, 1981.

Bud retired from the Jay-C Food Store, and was a graduate of Shoals High School. He was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM. Bud enjoyed going to church, fishing, being outside, and loved his family.

Surviving are his wife, Alverta Hart of Mitchell; children, Sharon (Junior) Nixon of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jamie (Marty) Edwards of Mitchell, Gerald (Marlene) Hart of Bowling Green, Kentucky; step-children, Bill (Julie) Conley of Lebanon, Cheryl (Mat) Hardman of Mitchell; grandchildren, Ciera (Zach), Nick, Kelsey, Cole (Miranda), Sean, Addyson (Levi), Lauren, Clay, and Annsli; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Freida (David) Ricker of Shoals, Shirley Bauernfeind of Shoals, Barbara Payne of Shoals, Joe (Connie) Hart of Loogootee, Danny (Onnie) Hart of Loogootee, Brenda (Garney) Boyd of Shoals.

His father, Chester Paul Hart; mother Olive Jones; step-father, Merle Jones,; and brothers, Chester Hart, and an infant, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Roger Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be conducted by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Memorial Gifts: Spice Valley Baptist Church

Masks are required.

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

Aug. 02, 2021

Clifford Leon Pruett

Nov. 29, 1973 — July 31, 2021

Clifford Leon Pruett, 47, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021, at his residence.

Born November 29, 1973, in Salem, he was the son of Clifford Laverne and Sharon Louise (Green) Pruett. He married Lisa Dawn Grogan July 3, 2002.

Clifford has been employed at GKN, was a 1992 graduate of Orleans High School, and a member of Lost River Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his kids and grandkids, and making people laugh.

Clifford was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and the Honor Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Pruett of Campbellsburg; mother, Sharon Pruett of Campbellsburg; children, Clifford Scott (Tiffany) Pruett of Mitchell, Brandon Middleton of Campbellsburg, Tamara Gray of Mitchell, Kristy Anderson of Mitchell, Ethan and Haley Fields being raised in the home; grandchildren, Ryker, Clifford “Elijah”, Grayson, Lillian, Maxine, Beau, Jaden, Landon, Kaleb, Preston, Kymber, and Skylar; great-grandchildren, Amias and Ember; siblings, Jerald (Diane) Pruett of Hardinsburg, Lonnie (Dianna) Pruett of Livonia, Aron (Lori) Pruett of Campbellsburg,
Remona (Jeffrey) Sayles of Hardinsburg, Rex (Ashley) Pruett of Campbellsburg; several nieces and nephews; in-laws, Dennis Grogan of Bedford, Viola (Daryl) Irwin of Mitchell, Cathy (Steve) Chapman of Oolitic, Debbie (Jim) Tincher of Bedford, Keith Grogan of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

His father, Clifford Laverne Pruett, grandson, Kyler; nephew, Rexy Pruett; great nephew, Baby Rexy Pruett; and mother-in-law, Norma Allbright, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jeff Cook officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests that masks be worn.

Condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

James Raymond Ernst

James Raymond Ernst, 83, passed July 24, 2021. He was born in St. Meinrad, Indiana, to the late Edwin and Marie Ernst.

Jim was a graduate of Bristow High School. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Jim was a career lineman and retired from Cinergy/PSI Energy. He was a lifelong member of Bedford Boat and Sportsmen’s Club and an avid hunter.

He is survived by his significant other Amy Ernst; daughter Theresa (Jim) Anderson; son Jim (Debbie) Ernst; daughter Susan (Jim) Liptak; daughter Megan Nicole Ernst; seven grandchildren; and brother David Ernst.

Jim was preceded in death by his brothers Tom Ernst and Don Ernst.

A private family service will take place later this year.

David L. Sider

June 21, 1944 — July 31, 2021

David L. Sider, 77, of Bloomington passed at 3:05 pm Saturday, July 31st at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 21, 1944, in Duluth, Minnesota, he was the son of Melvin and Lorraine (Berglund) Sider. He was the loving husband of Barb Sider for 38 years, married on October 7, 1983.

Early in life, David managed Charcoal Steakhouse and Sider’s Steakhouse. He went on to wholesale specialty coffee sales, where he won multiple awards and trips as a result of his sales. He enjoyed boating, auto racing, fast cars, and landscaping. Above all, he loved his family race parties. His favorite one liner was “two ducks walk into a bar.” He lived life to its fullest and never met a stranger.

Special thanks to IU Hospice House in Bloomington and their wonderful staff.

Survivors include his wife, Barb Sider of Bloomington; one daughter, Cotton Michelle Bolin and husband Ken, of Greenville; one son, William David Sider and wife Nancy Gallagher, of Westmont, IL; two step daughters, Natasha Maldonado and Kimberly Greenwell; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Ferguson and husband Robert, of Brown County.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial gathering will be held from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, August 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to catshaven.org, 2603 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205.

Family and friends may express condolences to he family at www.daycarter.com

Douglas Edward Gromer

Aug. 07, 1956 — July 28, 2021

Douglas Edward Gromer, 64, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on July 28th, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Jasper, Indiana on August 7th, 1956 to James William “Bill” Gromer and Agnes (Watts) Gromer.

Doug married Mitzi Allen on June 19th, 1981 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents.

Doug was a 1974 graduate of Springs Valley High School and of the Christian faith.

He had worked at the Springs Valley Herald for Jim and Dorothy Ballard and then for the Indiana Department of Transportation with the survey crew.

Doug was a photographer for the French Lick Fire Department in the 1980’s and early 1990’s and part of the “Cherry Hill gang”.

He enjoyed playing basketball, fishing and spending time at the campground with family and friends. What he loved the most was spending time with his grandchildren.

Doug is survived by his Wife, Mitzi Gromer of French Lick, Indiana; Son, Jason Bird (Brandee) of French Lick, Indiana; Daughter, Brandi Bird of Winter Haven, Florida; Brothers, Danny Gromer (Anita) of French Lick, Indiana, Terry Gromer (Linda) of Minocqua, Wisconsin; Sister, Starr Gromer-Fish (Mark) of Bedford, Indiana; Aunt, Betty Gromer (Sue Jurin) of Dublin, Pennsylvania; Uncle, Robert Watts (Annetta) of French Lick, Indiana; Grandchildren, Darian (Zac), Kennedy, Iain, and Callen; Great-Grandchildren, Keira, Cree, Paisley, and Briella; Several Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Wineinger and Pastor Caleb Moffatt on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.

Visitation for friends will be Monday, August 2nd, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 from 12 Noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family requests all who attend the visitation and funeral ceremony to wear a mask or face covering.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Charlie’s Angels, c/o Cathy Chaplin, 4380 S. Old State Rd 145, French Lick, IN 47432.

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

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

Aug. 01, 2021

Peggy J. Box

March 25, 1959 — July 29, 2021

Peggy J. Box, 62, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Golden Living Center, Bloomington.

She was born March 25, 1959, in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Bill and Louise Bilderback. She married Michael Eugene “Mike” Box on Jan. 30, 2008, and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2021.

Peggy graduated from Orleans High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse and Kentucky Ranch Horse Associations and enjoyed showing in ranch horse classes and teaching grandchildren to ride.

Surviving to cherish her memory are daughters, Gayle (Paul) Owens of Mitchell and Michelle Evans of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Brandon Owens, Tara (Mike) Ramos, Brittany (Freddie) Brock, Samantha (Jason) Huck, Kindra (Ryan) Dalton and Alexandra and Andrea Owens; eight great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Jewel Box of Bedford; and two sisters-in-law, Diana Wigley and Cheryl Anderson, both of Bedford.

Preceding Peggy in death are her parents; husband; son, John Box; and grandson, Andrew
Owens.

Funeral services for Peggy will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will also be on Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pinhook Cemetery Association.

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

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