Obituaries – December 2012

December 31, 2012

Ira ‘Lee’ Shafer

June 16, 1940 — Dec. 28, 2012

Ira “Lee” Shafer, 72, of Bedford, died at 4:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 16, 1940, in Trimble County, Ky., he was the son of Charles and Mary Blanch Shafer. He was the former owner of the Early Bird Café in Bedford. Ira also raised horses and cattle, and bred horses for many years. He had been a member of the Pinto Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Society, and the American Legion.

He loved gardening and woodworking.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his long-term companion, Susan Jones of Bedford.

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

No services are scheduled at this time. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

LaVerne Hackney

Oct. 4, 1938 — Dec. 29, 2012

LaVerne Hackney, 74, of Bedford, passed away at 10:03 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

He was born in Paoli on Oct. 4, 1938, to Vern and Kathleen (Ivy) Hackney. He married Oneita G. (Perry) Hackney and she preceded him in death on May 19, 1995.

LaVerne retired from Ford (Visteon) in Bedford.

He was a US Air Force Veteran.

Survivors include his son, Kent Hackney of Bedford; his daughter, Kyle Hackney of Bedford; two grandsons, Logan Hackney and Derrick Hackney, both of Bedford; one sister, Kay Hackney of Bedford; and one brother, Gary Hackney of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Glen Hackney; and one sister, Ivy Hackney.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8- p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

December 30, 2012

Anna Lois Wever

April 9, 1916 — Dec. 28, 2012

Anna Lois Wever, 96, of Springville, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 9, 1916, in Lawrence County, Indiana, the daughter of Michael Lawrence Whitted and Hattie (Jones) Whitted.

Anna was a homemaker and loved to garden and enjoyed flowers. She was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church.

Surviving relatives include her children, Robert David Wever (Joyce) of Ooltewah, Tennessee; Roland Lee Wever (Carolyn) of Springville, Ruby May Hubbard of Bloomington, Ruth Ann Bailey (Jerry) of Bloomington, Roy Milburn Wever (Connie) of Ellettsville, Rita Kay Hash (Bob) of Ellettsville, Roger Wayne Wever of Springville and Rena Joy Ogle (Terry) of Springville. She has 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Milburn Wever on May 10, 2012, one son-in-law and one great-grandson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Popcorn Christian Church Fellowship Hall and 10 a.m. on Wednesday until the hour of service at the Popcorn Christian Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Popcorn Christian Church with Rev. Dee Kinman, Rev. Lloyd Swango and Rev. Jerry Wisely officiating. Burial will follow at Lowder Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Ira Lee Shafer

Ira Lee Shafer, 72, of Bedford, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

December 29, 2012

Kenneth W. Tolbert

July 18, 1940 — Dec. 27, 2012

Kenneth W. “Kenny” Tolbert, 72, of Mitchell, died on Thursday at his residence.

Born July 18, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Claude and Martha (Beavers) Tolbert.

He married Debrah Rayhill in 1980, and she survives.

He retired from Saddlebrook Golf Course, where he worked maintaining the greens and the landscaping.

Surviving are his wife, Debrah Tolbert of Mitchell; one son, Russell Tolbert of Brazil; two daughters, Lisa Scott of Mitchell, and Lori (Chris) Bowles of Bedford; three brothers, Ron Tolbert of Mitchell, Dan Tolbert of Port Charlotte, Fla., and James Tolbert of Sarasota, Fla.; three sisters, Gail (Willie) Gallagher, Patricia (Mike) Bledsoe, and Sheila Sojourner; seven grandchildren, Kayla Tolbert, Garrett Tolbert, Jacob Ledgerwood, Alyssa Terry, and Zach, Alex and Nathaniel Bowles; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Terry Tolbert; sister, Norma Jackman; and four other brothers in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2–6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

James Taylor

Sept. 26, 1940 — Dec. 13, 2012

James “Jim” Taylor, 72, Colorado Springs, Colo., a Mitchell native, died Dec. 13, at his home. A memorial will be held at a later date in the Church of God, Mitchell. Memorials: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Gideons International, or American Cancer Society.

December 28, 2012

Mary Atchison

June 23, 1922 — Dec. 22, 2012

Mary Ruth Atchison passed into the presence of the Lord on Dec. 22. at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas.

She was born the daughter of Charles and Nora Collins Watterson, of the Georgia community, Mitchell, on June 23, 1922. She married Paul Phipps on Oct. 2, 1937, later she married John F. Goldsberry on April 7, 1978, and lastly she married Leland Atchison in 1986, all preceded her in death.

She attended Huron School and worked for a time at Reliance in Mitchell and Trav-Ler in Orleans. She also worked for WT Grants Department Store, in addition to being a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Menville of Somerville, Texas, two sons, Paul G. Phipps of Lexington and Retired Col. Melvin L. Phipps of Montgomery, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Madge Reynolds and Norma Tincher of Mitchell and Lorene Morrow of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, son, Clyde Lavern Phipps; sisters, Adah Schmidt and Clara Bryant; and brothers, John, Noble, Lester, James, Isom and Floyd Watterson.

Services for Mary Ruth Atchison will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Cemetery, where she was a member.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Florence M. Combs

Jan. 2, 1926 — Dec. 27, 2012

Florence Myrtle Combs, 86 of Bedford, died at 4:45 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital Hospice House.

Born Jan. 2, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James and Florence (Moon) Owens. She married Lowell Combs on July 26, 1944, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of the Free Methodist Church and Merry Widows of Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Kent Combs of Bedford; two grandchildren, Nathan Combs of Bedford and Chelsey Gerkin of Jeffersonville; and a great-grandson, Kalin Combs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Myrtle at www.daycarter.com.

Gene Smith Jr.

Sept. 19, 1966 — Dec. 22, 2012

Gene Smith Jr., 46, Mitchell, formerly of Indianapolis, died Dec. 22, at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Kenneth W. Tolbert

Kenneth W. Tolbert, 72, Mitchell, died on Thursday at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life service for L.T. Duane Sharp will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bedford.

December 27, 2012

Betty Jane Bolton

Feb. 28, 1924 — Dec. 23, 2012

Betty Jane Bolton, 88, of Johnson Christian Village in Bedford died at 10:18 a.m., on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born February 28, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Guy and Anna Bridwell. She married Jack W. Bolton on November 25, 1948. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2010. Betty worked as an inserter for the Bedford Times-Mail and collected and sold Avon. She was a loving wife and Grandma and enjoyed being with people. She attended Englewood Baptist Church and Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Gary J. Bolton and his wife, Pat of Fayetteville, Georgia. She had two grandchildren, Brent Bolton, and his wife Heidi of Fayetteville, Georgia, and Beth Ann Webb, and her husband Brian of Anderson, Indiana. She had six great-grandchildren, Grace, Hannah, Jack and Ben Bolton of Fayetteville, Georgia; Brynlee Webb of Anderson, and Ben Webb of Prague, Czech Republic. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Philip Bolton.

The services will be at the Cresthaven Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Viewing hours will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service with Rev. Charlie Scott and Russell Johnson officiating. Friends and family are welcome.

Rettia Hall

July 18, 1918 — Dec. 24, 2012

Rettia Hall, 94, of Norman, passed away at 8:15 p.m, December 24, 2012, at the Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Rettia had attended the Norman Community Church at Norman. She had worked at Morgan Packing Company and at the Clearspring High School. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and quilting. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family was a very important part of her life.

Born July 18, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was a daughter of Elmer and Hurley (Fender) Fleetwood. On July 6, 1938, in Brownstown, she married Glenn Hall and he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1982.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Carolyn) Hall of Norman and Dan (Jody) Hall of Brownstown; nine grandchildren, Natalie Hall, Mark Hall, Mike Hall, Christie Hinton, Kim Fredenburg, Jeff McKinney, Valarie Marcott, Jonathan Hall and Chelsie Hall; 11 great-grandchildren, Chris Trevino, Andy Hall, Cory Hall, Nicholas Hall, Ryan Hinton, Brittany Hinton, James Hinton, Ashley Foxworthy, Evan Foxworthy, Whitley Hall Marcott, Braden Marcott and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son (Larry Hall) and one daughter (Judy McKinney), one sister (Ruby Callahan) and five brothers (Earl, Clone, Leslie, Ralph and Leston Fleetwood).

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 3-7 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown. Randy Baker will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Kurtz, at the Kurtz Cemetery.

Memorial donations: Norman Christian Church.

L.T. Duane Sharp

L.T. Duane Sharp, age 67, of Bedford, passed away Dec. 25, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Marilyn Sharp of Six Lakes, Mi. He is survived by his children, Sonya (Sharp) Roach of Mitchell; Karla and John Finn of Grand Rapids, Mi., and Duane Ivan Sharp of Bedford; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Duane was retired from Miller Construction. He was a member of the Boat and Canoe Club and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Duane loved riding his motorcycle and fishing with his friends. He wanted his family and friends to celebrate his life. In lieu of a service his family would like to invite you to join them on Friday, December 28, 2012, with time and place to be announced.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Carolyn Burgess

Carolyn Jean (Root) oldest daughter of the late Jimmy and Catherine (Riggs) Root of Mitchell was called home to her Lord and Savior, on December 22, 2013.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Jim Burgess of 56 years; sons, Jarrel Reid, Clarksville, In.; John Richard (Rachel), Elizabethtown, Ky.; sister, Evalyn (David) Stitt, Indianapolis; Connie (Norman) Root, sister-in-law, Mitchell; brother, Charles (Juanita) Root, Bedford; one nephew; three nieces; five great-nieces; two great-nephews, and two great-great-nieces. Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother Norman “Bud” Root, of Mitchell.

Carolyn worked for LifeSpan Resources for 35 years. Her family wants to thank them for the help they provided to Carolyn.

Carolyn donated her body to University of Louisville that her passing will help others.

Her family wishes to extend an big thank you to Amedisys Hospice.

Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home, 1119 E. Market St. New Albany.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Market Street Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: The American Cancer Society.

George Mosier

Aug. 18, 1954 — Dec. 23, 2012

George Edward Mosier, 58, Bedford, died Sunday at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Florence Combs

Florence Myrtle Combs, 86, of Bedford, died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday,, at Bloomington Hospital Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 26, 2012

Mary Blythe

Jan. 6, 1923 — Dec. 23, 2012

Mary Maxine Blythe, 89, of Bedford, died at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born January 6, 1923, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lester Watson and Laura Mae (Cambron) Terrell. She married Robert L. Blythe on October 14, 1942, and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2012. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Lee Blythe and wife, Susan of Oolitic; a daughter, Patricia Ann Clark, who shares her mother’s birthday and husband, Richard of Columbus, IN; four grandchildren, Gary Clark and wife, Michele, Matthew Clark and wife, Laura, Michelle Spear and husband, Gary, Kortni Canada and husband, Matthew; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Roseanne Hobert of Port Charlotte, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, Robert Wayne Terrell and granddaughter, Sondra Kay Clark.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Gary Spear officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 27 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Maxine at www.daycarter.com.

George Mosier

Aug. 18, 1954 — Dec. 23, 2012

George Edward Mosier, Jr., 58 of Bedford, IN, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel.

Born on August 18, 1954, to George and Twila (Naylor) Mosier. He worked at Bedford North Lawrence Community Schools from 1974 until he retired. He was a member of The Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, a former member of the Eagles Post No. 654, where he held the office of Trustee for a number of years. He coached sports in Oolitic and AAU Basketball. Since retirement he has enjoyed IU Basketball, NASCAR, and returning to the stands to cheer on his little buddy, Austin, in sports.

He is survived by his wife, Tanna (Davis) of 29 years; his father and stepmother, George and Janice Mosier; his mother and stepfather, Twila and Dean White; his three sons, Michael Joseph Mosier, Jason Edward Mosier (Misty) of TN and Dustin Lee Mosier (Ashley) of Bedford, four grandchildren, Tierra Mosier of TN, Camron King of TN, Autumn Mosier of TN and Austin Mosier of Bedford, one sister, Debbie Prince (Wayne), two sister-in-laws, Becky Mosier and Debra Darnell, one half-brother, Mike Mosier (Kelly), one stepbrother, Edward White, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles W. Baker in 2009 and Tony L. Mosier in 2008.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m .on Friday, December 28, 2012, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Cody Mosier officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:-8 p.m .on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Ed at www.daycarter.com

December 24, 2012

Gordon W. Sons

Gordon W. “Flash” Sons, 61, of Bedford, died on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

He was born in Bedford to Marvin and Shirley Sons and Harold & Anna Neideffer, both Marvin and Harold preceded him in death. Gordon was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1971.

He worked at Broadview Bowl for 30 years in Bedford, was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford.

Gordon loved being an usher for the church and being involved with Keenagers at First Assembly of God Church. He loved IU basketball and attended his nieces and nephews school activities and sporting events.

Gordon will be missed by so many friends and family.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Neideffer of Bedford; his stepmother, Shirley Sons of Bedford; his siblings, Judy (Cecil) Franklin of Greenwood, Louis (Sherri) Sons of Bedford, Cindy (Bruce) Fender of Bloomington, and LeeAnn Underwood of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Trisha (Steve) Wininger of Bedford, Scott Velasquez of Bedford, Shannon (Tim) Louden of Bedford, Amy (Brian) Clark of Bedford, Kyle (Kate) Sons of Bloomington, Nicole (Travis) Smith of Springville, Andrew (Stacie) Sons of Bedford, and Nathan and Daniel Underwood of Indianapolis; and great nieces and nephews, Adison, Morgan and Seth Watkins, Caitlyn and Lothar Clark, Wynter and Nora Sons, Austin and Riley Sons, Dyllon and Peyton Smith, JaKayla Wininger, Kelsey and Colby Velasquez, and Alexa Louden.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at First Assembly of God Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time on Thursday, all at the church

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary D. Barnes

Nov. 19, 1939 — Dec. 21, 2012

Gary D. Barnes, 73, Bloomington, died Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Cremation was chosen, with a memorial service at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothea Hignite

Dorothea Mildred Hignite, 84, Mitchell, died at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. Cremation was chosen and a memorial serivce will be announced at a later date. Haverly Chapel and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary M. Blythe

Mary Maxine Blythe, 89, Bedford, died at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

George E. Mosier Jr.

George E. Mosier Jr., 58, Bedford died at 11:18 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary R. Goldsberry

Mary Ruth (Watterson) Phipps Goldsberry, 90, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Gene Smith Jr.

Gene Smith Jr., 47, Mitchell, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center

December 23, 2012

Wilma P. Williams Wisley

Dec. 10, 1926 — Dec. 21, 2012

Wilma P. Williams Wisley, 86, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at Greenwood Village South. She was born December 10, 1926, in Lawrence County, Indiana, to Willis and Rozella (Flinn) Williams. On June 3, 1949, she was married to Oral Wisley in Bedford, Indiana. They were married 51 years.

Wilma was a graduate of Tunnelton High School in Lawrence County. She spent her professional career with RCA at various times from the late 1940s until retiring in 1984; Smithville School in the late 1960s and early 70s; and with the 3-D Store in the domestics department during the late 70s. She was a member of the Smithville Christian Church, and was an avid Indiana University basketball fan. She resided in Greenwood, Indiana, for the last seven years.

Wilma is survived by her two sons, Thomas Wisley and his wife Debra of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and Daniel Wisley and his wife Nancy of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Regan Allenspach (Brian), Jill DeBow (Tim), and Katherine Wisley; and great-grandchildren, Riley and Baeley Allenspach. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oral; grandson, Adam Wisley; brothers, Orin, Oscar, Loniel and Harold Williams; sisters, Evalou Root, Oatie Perry, Helen Williams and Irma Mae Sears.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Highway 37, in Bloomington. Reverend Steven Johnson will preside. Wilma will be laid to rest next to her husband at Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., also at Allen Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Smithville Christian Church Building Fund, 7280 S. Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Gary D. Barnes

Nov. 19, 1939 — Dec. 21, 2012

Gary D. Barnes, 73, of Bloomington, died on December 21, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born in Greene County on November 19, 1939, to Helda (Beryl) Barnes, He married Betty Jean Anderson on September 2, 1966, and she preceded him in death. Gary was a custodian for Monroe Community Schools and was a volunteer fireman with Van Buren Township in Monroe County. He was a graduate of Bloomfield High School in 1958, and was a past member of the Odd Fellows in Bloomfield.

Survivors include his son, Michael D. Barnes of Bedford; one grandson, Ryan Barnes of Bedford; one brother, Miles R. Barnes of Nashville; one sister, Mina Faye Barnes of Linton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Barnes; his parents; and his grandparents who raised him, Charlie and Grace Barnes.

Cremation was chosen, with a memorial service at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon W. Sons (Flash)

Gordon W. Sons (Flash), 61, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-11 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

December 21, 2012

April Blanchard

Nov. 12, 1969 — Dec. 19, 2012

April L. Blanchard, 43, of Bedford, died at 6:21 a.m. on Wednesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital, Bedford.

Born Nov. 12, 1969 in Oswego, N.Y., she was the daughter of Catherine (Hibbert) Alton and John Anthony Loomis, and was later adopted by Edward F. Alton.

She was a graduate of Oswego High School, Oswego, N.Y.; and was a stay-at-home mom.

She was an avid gardener. She loved arts and crafts, from etching glass to making quilts for her family.

Surviving are her parents, Catherine and Edward Alton of Oswego, N.Y.; five children, Sarah Stroud of Bedford, Joseph Blanchard of Bedford, Alisha Sandoval of San Diego, Calif., Marissa Clavelli of Bloomington, and Phillip Blanchard of Bedford; one grandson, Etzio Stroud of Bedford; her fiancé, Thomas Marshall of Bedford; two stepchildren, Kyle Marshall and Nicole Jenkins of Bedford; three siblings, Christine Bornheimer of Oswego, N.Y., John Loomis of Parish, N.Y., and Tammy Antonucci of Watertown, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her biological father, John Loomis.

Funeral service will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with cremation to follow.

Friends may call on Saturday from noon – 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Viola S. Alhorn

April 25, 1924 — Dec. 20, 2012

Viola S. Alhorn, 88, of Bedford, died at 12 a.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born in Bedford on April 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Hjalmar and Ruth (Johnson) Soder.

She married Charles Frank Alhorn, Jr. on Oct. 16, 1948; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2005.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School, with the Class of 1942.

She spent many years as office manager at various auto dealerships, including Chase Chevrolet and Pearcy Chevrolet.

Viola was a very caring person, who enjoyed cooking and planting flowers; and she dearly loved our family dogs.

Surviving are her daughter, Carol Alhorn of Bedford; grandson, Cody Alhorn of Bedford; two brothers, Sogi (Alice) Soder of Decatur, Ga., and Gilbert (Sue) Soder of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral service will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Saturday, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society in memory of Viola S. Alhorn.

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

December 20, 2012

Alice Matthews

Oct. 31, 1930 — Dec. 19, 2012

Alice Matthews, 82, Loogootee, died at 3:33 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born to Vincent and Theresa (Gootee) Ash on Oct. 31, 1930, in Daviess County, Ind. On Nov. 23, 1950, she married her husband of 62 years, Frank Matthews, and he survives.

Alice was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. A Matthews family tradition was spending every Thursday night eating her homemade chili.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Matthews; five daughters, Mary Rose and husband Mike Mangin, Nancy and husband Bob Spaulding, Linda and husband Mark Wickman, Brenda and husband John Mathias, and Donna and husband Jim Ader, all of Loogootee; four sons, Mike and wife Katie Matthews of Bloomfield, Tony Matthews of Jasper, Jim and wife Janet Matthews of Loogootee, and David and wife Kelly Matthews of Bedford; one sister, Marjorie Arvin of Loogootee; 19 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Theresa (Gootee) Ash; two sisters, Ernestine Hunter and Mary Seal, and four brothers, Jim, John, Joe and Jerry Ash.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

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

Rayburn Seitzinger

Rayburn C. Seitzinger passed away at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born in Lawrence County, Ill., she was the daughter of Gordon and Metta (Havill) Childress. She married Milford Seitzinger on Aug. 2, 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Rayburn was a member of the Fairlawn United Methodist Church. She retired from the Vanderburgh County School Corp., serving as cafeteria manager at Caze Elementary School. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Medical Center Auxiliary for more than 25 years. She loved to read, travel, and held happy memories of a trip to the Holy Land, Hawaii and many historic places in the United States. In 1988, she and another member organized a walking club in the East Side AARP, which remained active for more than 17 years.

Survivors include a son, Gary (Marcia) Seitzinger of Mitchell; a daughter, Margaret (Tony) Fox of Palm Coast, Fla.; grandchildren, Trent Seitzinger, Joshua Seitzinger, David Fox and Andrew Fox; great-grandchildren, Ben and Ava Seitzinger and Gabe and Pat Campbell; a sister, Freida Bolton of Evansville; a brother, Don (Dixie) Childress of Houston, and several nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a daughter, Gina Kay.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. (CST) Saturday. Dec. 22, at Alexander Funeral Home – East Chapel. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. (CST) in Lawrenceville City Cemetery in Illinois. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. (CST) until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society.

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

December 19, 2012

Katherine McGowen

July 16, 1931 — Dec. 17, 2012

Katherine McGowen, 81, of Bedford, died at 1:25 a.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 16, 1931, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Frank D. and Mary A. (Zink) McGowen.

She graduated from Unionville High School with the Class of 1949.

She worked at Harmon Motive in Martinsville, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Springville.

Surviving are her brother, Richard (Lula) McGowen of Springville; two nephews, Travis (Dana) McGowen and Tyler (Beth) McGowen; two great-nieces, Madelyn and Marium; and one great-nephew, Samuel.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Mike Manzenberger officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery West, Springville.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Janice Kern

Aug. 1, 1941 — Dec. 17, 2012

Janice C. Kern, 71, of Bedford, died at 10:33 p.m. on Monday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Curtis and Bertha (Blake) Andis. She married Herschel Allen Kern Sr., who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She was a past member of the Eagles Aerie No. 654 of Bedford, IN.

Surviving are her mother, Bertha Andis of Springville; one daughter, Angela (Dale) Snapp of Bloomington; three sons, Herschel Allen Kern Jr. (Terria) of Williams, Philip Kern of Oolitic and Anthony Kern of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Bridget, Tiauna, John, Josh, Jake, Clayton and Evan; two great-grandchildren, Austen and Rileigh; three brothers, Jim Andis, Mike Andis and David Andis; three sisters, Janet Morrow, Teresa Turner, Bobbi Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; husband; one sister, Donna; and one niece, Paula.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5–8 p.m. on Thursday; and from 10–11 a.m. on Friday, all at the funeral home.

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

Mina Seidle

Jan. 3, 1933 — Dec. 18, 2012

Mina E. Seidle, age 79, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. She was born in Bedford on Jan. 3, 1933, to Bart and Gladys (Moore) Kindred. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1951, Mina married Harold Seidle in Peerless on Feb. 10, 1951, and Harold survives. Mina worked many years for North Lawrence Community Schools in the cafeteria; she worked at the Central Kitchen, Parkview and BNL High School, and she was a member of the East Oolitic Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Seidle of Bedford, two daughters, Peggy Snowden and husband Fred of Bedford, and Patty Winner and husband Jerry of Bedford; three grandchildren, Charla Westerfeld of Oldenburg, Justin Brown of Mitchell and Shannon Nicholson of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Brady and Owen Westerfeld of Oldenburg, and Jace Nicholson of Bedford, and one brother, Robert Kindred of Bedford.

Mina was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Richard Kindred; one sister, Georgia Lantz and one grandchild, Robin Winner.

Funeral services will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. on Thursday until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Brother Millard Jones will officiate.

William R. Guthrie

April 9, 1931 — Dec. 18, 2012

William Robert “Mike” Guthrie, 81, Mitchell, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 9, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William Raymond and Molly (Murphin) Guthrie. He married Mary Lorene Boyles Feb. 21, 1952.

William retired from General Motors and was a 1949 graduate of Medora High School.

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

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lorene Guthrie of Mitchell; sons, Stephen (Teresa Lynn) Guthrie of Lawrenceburg, Michael Guthrie and companion, Donna Parish of Mitchell and Jeffery (Diane) Guthrie, Mitchell; daughters, Sandra (Don) Lewis of Mitchell and Connie (Joe) Hill of Bedford; nine grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Jim Guthrie of Bedford, George Guthrie of Columbus, and Arthur Guthrie, Stanley Guthrie, Myrtle Arnold, and Clara Deaton, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; daughter, Cathy Guthrie; and brother, Joe Guthrie, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Fred Barger officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Grandchildren

Memorial Gifts: Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association

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

Ronald I. Nikirk

June 30, 1940 — Dec. 17, 2012

Ronald I. Nikirk, 72, of Oolitic, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 1:50 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born June 30, 1940 in Lawrence County, he was the son of David and Margaret (Moore) Nikirk. He married Carolyn Sue Sargent on Dec. 20, 1961, and she survives. He was in the construction business for 48 years and the co-owner of Sargent Construction for 27 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961, serving two years in Germany. He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge No.14 F & AM, Murat Temple and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was a devoted husband, father and papaw.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue of Oolitic; two sons, Bryan Nikirk of Noblesville and his children, Lauren and Katie Nikirk and their mother, Jill Dehnke and Brad Nikirk and wife, Julie of Brownsburg and their children, Hannah, Josh and Paige Nikirk; three sisters, Jean Cobb and husband, Claude, Patty Johnson and husband, Chuck and Carolyn Nikirk; three brothers, Russell Nikirk, Reggie Nikirk and wife, Rebecca, Randy Nikirk and wife, Trena; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Judith Sue Brummett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Avoca Baptist Church. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to A.L.S. Assoc. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ron at www.daycarter.com.

Peggy R. Jones

June 25, 1934 — Dec. 16, 2012

Peggy Rose (Todd) Jones, 78, of Heltonville, passed away Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Peggy was born June 25, 1934, in Heltonville, to Grotie and Lilly Fern (Helton) Todd. She graduated in the Class of 1953 at Heltonville High School. Then, on June 28, 1957, she married Dwight L. Jones.

She worked 20-plus years at Hospitality House in Bedford and was secretary for the Jones Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Dwight L. Jones; son, Doug (Jeannie) Jones; granddaughters, Lacie Jones and Kacie Sipes, all of Heltonville; one brother, David (Gerri) Todd of Columbus; sisters, Velva Stephenson of Stinesville, Lydia Hooker of Ellettsville, Brenda (Larry) Norman of Heltonville and Sandy (Herb) Lynch of Linton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Telma McPike; and brothers, Ervan, Frank Elmo, John Earl, Wesley and Lester Todd.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Greg Eads and Brother James Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

Barbara E. Thacker

Dec. 1, 1947 — Dec. 16, 2012

Barbara E. (Campbell) Thacker, age 65, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:49 p.m. on Sunday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1947, in Middlesboro, Ky., to Edmond and Roxie (Marcum) Campbell.

Barbara attended Paoli schools and had previously worked in Florida in the Pest Control business.

Survivors include her daughter, Terri (Mike) Huff of Mitchell; one grandson, Aaron Land of Princeton; two brothers, Doc Campbell and Clyde Campbell of Paoli; and one sister, Mary Music of Paoli.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Johnny Campbell.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

December 18, 2012

Marvin Hardwick Sr.

March 26, 1939 — Dec. 16, 2012

Marvin Thomas Hardwick Sr., 73, Bedford, died at 6:38 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born March 26, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert and Alleta (Starr) Hardwick. He married Marlene Lockenour on Aug. 7, 1959, and she survives.

He was a retired truck driver.

He was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church, Needmore and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He loved guns and was a member of the NRA; he had a passion for knives and collected all kinds of things. Everything he had was special for one reason or another.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved his country.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene Hardwick of Bedford; one son, Tom Hardwick of Mitchell; two daughters, Debra Kern of Mitchell and Sharlene (John) Anderson of Avoca; six grandchildren, Sami, Cory, Michelle, Shannon, Dustin and Kimi; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Rick (Beverly) Hardwick of Springville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Dallas Ray and Tim Hardwick; three sisters, Brenda Golden, Rita Sullivan and Susie Pierce; and one granddaughter, Amanda K. Hardwick.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Brim officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Margaret A. Torphy

March 13, 1926 — Dec. 8, 2012

Margaret Ann “Gabby” Torphy, 86, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Bedford and Bloomington, passed away Dec. 8, 2012, in Auburndale, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, James L. “Jim” Torphy; daughter, Kathy (Fred) Avant of Lutz, Fla.; son, Bill (Kara) Torphy of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jamie (Brandt) Meyer and Andy (Jessica) Avant of Lutz, Fla., Megan (Will) Mahaffey, David (Heather) Torphy of Terre Haute, Patrick Torphy of Bloomington and Jamison Torphy of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Madison and Dawson Meyer and Abigail and Anabelle Avant of Lutz, Fla., and Jeep, Eli and Melissa Mahaffey of Bloomington.

Also surviving is her special brother-in-law Dave Torphy, Bedford.

She was born March 13, 1926, in Orleans, and was the only daughter of Herbert S. and Pearl (Finley) Taylor, both deceased. She was a 1944 graduate of Bedford High School.

Gabby was a partner in Torp Aero Service, Inc., of Bloomington, from 1963 until 1983, where many aviators were trained by her husband Jim, and their staff.

She was a member of Omega Nu Tau Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary, Bedford Boat Club, Bedford Aero Club and OX-5 Aviation Pioneers.

She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She also had a great love and passion for Indiana University basketball.

One of her favorite things in life was helping others, especially children.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Katherine McGowen

July 16, 1931 — Dec. 17, 2012

Katherine McGowen, 81, Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Ronald T. Nikirk

June 30, 1940 — Dec. 17, 2012

Ronald I. Nikirk, 72, Oolitic, died at 1:50 a.m. on Monday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Avoca Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials: A.L.S. Assoc. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Peggy R. Jones

Peggy Rose Jones, 78, Heltonville, passed away Sunday, Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home.

William R. Guthrie

William R. Guthrie, 81, Mitchell, died at 3:45 a.m. today at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

December 17, 2012

Judith A. Rogers

Aug. 16, 1940 — Dec. 15, 2012

Judith Ann “Judy” Rogers, 72, Dublin, passed away on Saturday at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

A daughter of the late Winifred M. and Marie Edna (Blackburn) Hubbard, Judy was born in Bedford on Aug. 16, 1940.

Judy was raised in North Vernon and attended school there until 10th grade, then graduated from Vernon High School with the Class of 1958. She attended Elkhart College for one year and then became certified as a lab technician.

Judy worked as a lab technician for several physicians, healthcare labs and hospitals including Community Hospital in Indianapolis, Ball Hospital in Muncie and Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

Judy and her husband Jack were owner-operators of Posey Oak Furniture Store and Coast to Coast Hardware in Mount Vernon, Indiana. Judy and Jack moved to the Dublin community in 2001

Judy was an avid reader and bowler and in her spare time she enjoyed spending time outdoors — gardening, bird watching, boating, water skiing, swimming and camping. She and her husband spent the winter months in Florida, where she was a member of the Red Hat Society in Ruskin. She was also a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority in Greenfield, the Model A Car Club and former member of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.

Judy attended the Cambridge City Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jack Rogers (they were married in North Vernon on Feb. 18, 1960); one daughter, Julayne (Brad) Miller of New Harmony; one grandson, Levi Miller; and two brothers, Anthony “Tony” Hubbard of Indianapolis and Jon Hubbard of Anderson, S.C.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin. Rev. Danny Berry will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com.

Ronald I. Nikirk

Ronald I. Nikirk, 72, Oolitic, died at 1:50 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Katherine McGowen

Katherine McGowen, 81, of Bedford, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 16, 2012

Teresa J. Appleton

July 3, 1965 — Dec. 14, 2012

Teresa J. Appleton, 47, of Bedford, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 3, 1965, in Mattoon, Illinois, she was the daughter of Wanda Lee (Finn) Cooper.

Teresa was a homemaker.

Surviving relatives include her children, Ashley Appleton, Danielle Appleton and Charles Appleton; three grandchildren, Mason Callaway, Elizabeth Callaway and Landon Byers; three sisters, Cathy Debord, Diann Henderson and Sherry Watterson; one brother, David Scott; her companion, Michael Basinger; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mickey Alan Appleton; one sister, Charlene Stout; and her mother.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. on Monday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the family for final expenses.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Charlotte J. Chance

March 9, 1933 — Dec. 13, 2012

Charlotte J. Chance, 79, of Norman, Indiana, passed away December 13, 2012. She was born March 9, 1933, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Phil, brothers Lloyd and Lee, and grandson Jesse. Charlotte was a graduate of Ben Davis High School. She was a licensed practitioner in real estate and an insurance agent associate, retiring after over 40 years of service.

Charlotte had a special way of making friends and family feel comfortable and welcome and always put others before herself. She was blessed with sharing her home with her granddaughter and four great-grandchildren, giving her love and care every day. Those who visited her loved her kitchen table talks filled with laughter, advice and encouragement. She was a mentor and teacher of life.

Charlotte is survived by her three children, Ruth Gwinn (Preston) of Bloomington, Phil Chance Jr., (Kay) of Bloomington, Susan Chance Nolan (Aaron) of Mooresville; four sisters, Leota Killin, Faye Caylor, Patty Mandabach and Karen Schmidt; three brothers, Jimmy, Junior and Chuck Hanger; four grandchildren, Amber Hurst, Cory Chance, David Chance and Valerie Blankenship; and seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, James, Christopher and Jacob Hurst, Steven Hurst, and Madalyn and Alexandra Chance.

Visitation is Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from 4-8 p.m., at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington, Indiana. Services will follow the next day, December 20, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Salt Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be given at www.DayFuneralHome.com.

Virgil Thomas ‘Bud’ East

April 8, 1943 — Dec. 13, 2012

Virgil Thomas “Bud” East, 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at his residence on Hunters Creek Road in Monroe County, where he had lived his entire life.

Mr. East was born April 8, 1943, to Burl and Berlie Fleetwood East, both of whom preceded him in death. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1961 and retired from Cummins Engine Company with 43 years of service in 2006. On April 14, 2012, he married Anita Cadaweller Glosser, who survives.

He was a member of the Burgoon Baptist Church.

Virgil is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Terry) Mullins of Columbus and Virginia Gayle Smith of Waco, Texas; three sons, Jeffery Thomas (Kiki) East of Theresa, New York, Chris (Debbie) East of Bloomington and Michael Brownfield of the USA Military; three step-daughters, Debbie Stout of Austin, Michelle Beavers of Seymour and Becky (James) Kirk of Bedford; three sisters, Pearl Blake of Bloomington, Resa Sowders and Bertha Sue (Kenny) Scroggins, all of Bedford; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his first wife and dear friend, Maxine Lentz Andis of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scott East; stepson Bryan Malone; step-grandson, Patrick Stout; son-in-law, Ted Wampler; sister, Edith East; sister and brother-in-laws, Leon and Emma East Axsom of Columbus, Wayne and Grace East Page of Bloomington; and three brother-in-laws, Richard Blake, Paul Sowders and Edward Smith.

Visitation will be at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Burgoon Baptist Church, 8598 E. Burgoon Church Road, with services immediately following with Brother Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will take place at the Mitchell Cemetery on Hunters Creek Road.

Per Virgil’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burgoon Baptist Church.

December 15, 2012

David McCameron

March 9, 1940 — Dec. 11, 2012

David McCameron, 72, of Seymour, passed away at his winter residence in Englewood, Fla., on Tuesday.

Born March 9, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Edwin and Mary (Watterson) McCameron. On July 15, 1962. in Little York, he married Linda L. Huckleberry who

preceded him in death April 25, 2010.

David was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, holding many churchoffices and was a member of the Trustee Committee. He was a veteran of

the U.S. Army and retired from Cummins Engine Company after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Gold Wing Association having been past president. David was involved with Meals on Wheels in Seymour. One of the main enjoyments of his life was his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia (Robert) Deters and Beth (Mike) Mangin; grandchildren, Matthew and Jonathan Deters and Jacob and Sarah Mangin; brother, Terry (Peg) McCameron; sister, Rita Phillips; and he also left behind a community of friends in Englewood, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brother, Bill McCameron.

Funeral services will be at at 1 p.m. on Monday at Voss Chapel with Rev. James Rodriguez officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m on Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday.

Memorials may be written Trinity United Methodist Church.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

Nancy F. Moss

Aug. 24, 1935 — Dec. 11, 2012

Nancy Fields Moss, 77, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1935, in Dugger, the daughter of James and Violet (Boswell) Fields.

Nancy graduated from Bedford High School class of 1953 and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Nancy retired on June 30, 2001, after 18 years as the Administrative Assistant in the Philosophy Department at Indiana University. She was an avid IU fan and very loyal to the university. In honor of their fathers James M. Fields and Anthony J. Moss, the former of whom attended IU and performed with the Singing Hoosiers with Hoagy Carmichael, Nancy and and her husband Bud established the James M. Fields and Anthony J. Moss Fellowship in 1998. Once the fellowship is active, it will support a graduate student in Philosophy concentrating in either ethics or history of philosophy.

Nancy was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and a previous member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Clemens “Bud” Moss; four sisters-in-law, Lillian Sperka, Marie Bugajski, Joan Bednarz and Celine Moss; one brother-in-law, John Krull; a cousin, Jo Ann George and her sons, John, James and Donald George,; and caregiver, Kay Bennett and her. son Danny Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters-in-law, Virginia Krull and Rita Kiester.

A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Father Thomas Kovatch officiating. Entombment will take place Wednesday at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Ill. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Illinois.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Humane Association or the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Virgil T. East

Virgil Thomas East, 69, Norman, died Thursday at his residence. Services are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

December 14, 2012

Patricia S. Long

Dec. 11, 1950 — Dec. 13, 2012

Patricia Sue Long, our beloved and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis at the age of 62.

Pat was born in Bedford, on Dec. 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Edith Juanita (Rollins) Underwood. She graduated from Needmore High School in 1968 and attended Olivet Nazarene College and Indiana University. Pat later worked for Indiana University in the Bursar’s Office.

In 1973, Pat went on a date with Robert Long. After their first date, Bob knew that Pat was his soul mate. Bob and Pat were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1973, and together shared nearly 40 years.

Pat will forever be remembered for her kind and thoughtful demeanor. She was constantly putting others before herself and seeing the good in others. As a woman who was religious and of great faith, Pat believed strongly in the power of prayer and loved her Lord. She also enjoyed reading, music, crafts and crocheting.

Pat leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Robert Long; son, Andrew (fiancé Maria) Long of Indianapolis; sisters, Diana (Mark Nordhoff) Underwood of Bedford and Cathy (John) Blackwell of Springville; brother, Tom (Kim) Underwood of Prattville, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Long of Sullivan and Nancy (Larry) Groth of Ocala, Fla.; her nieces and nephews, Julie (Mike) England of Springville, Tom (Kelli) Blackwell of French Lick, Crystal (fiancé Brandon) Underwood of Decatur, Ill., along with several other nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Pat was welcomed home to heaven by her nephew, Tom Underwood, Jr.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 p.m. until Pat’s Memorial Ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Melissa Pemberton

Melissa Ann Pemberton, 46, Mitcbell, died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Haverly Chapel. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

December 13, 2012

Thelma E. Jackson

Nov. 30, 1924 — Dec. 12, 2012

Thelma E. Jackson, 88, of Bedford, formerly of Bono, died at 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Leo and Lillie (Gaddis) Johnson. She married Derrell Jackson on Aug. 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death in 1991.

She retired from Sarkes-Tarzian, Inc. in Bloomington, and was a member of the Bono Methodist Church, Sportsmans Club, V.F.W. Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was past president of the Methodist Women’s Club.

She was a dedicated Christian, loving, caring and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved cookouts, family get-togethers and traveling.

Survivors include two sons, David Jackson and wife Wilma and Robert Jackson and wife Andra, all of Bedford; three daughters, Mary Stibbe and husband Richard of Granger, and Fannie Lee and companion David and Doris Sullivan and husband Lee, all of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Sharon LaRoche; a son, Samuel Jackson; three brothers, Kenneth, Lester and Clyde Johnson; a sister, Lucille Robinson; and a granddaughter, Kim Herod.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Emery Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Thelma at www.daycarter.com.

Irvin Heldman

June 2, 1937 — Dec. 12, 2012

Irvin F. Heldman, 75, of Orleans, died Wednesday at the Paoli Health and Living in Paoli.

He was born June 2, 1937, in Jasper, the son of Leonard and Merdeem Fergeson Heldman.

He was a service director at General Motors until he retired.

He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

He married Dorthea Tritle on Nov. 2, 2002, and she survives.

Along with his wife, he is survived by sons, Irvin W. Heldman of Evansville and Christopher Heldman of Indianapolis; two daughters, Lisa Hishue and Sonia Heldman, both of Indianapolis; two stepchildren, Eddie H. List of Veral Beach, Fla., and Pamela Payne of Sullivan, Ohio; one halfsister, Tana McKinney of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild, seven stepgrandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Brother Jimmie Tritle and Bro. Ian McMillan officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery with military rites by the Orleans American Legion. Friends are invited to visitation on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the services.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church or to the Orange County Humane Society.

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

Melissa Pemberton

Melissa Ann Pemberton, 46, Mitchell, died Wednesday morning at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.

December 12, 2012

Shirley L. Brinegar

Oct. 31, 1938 — Dec. 11, 2012

Shirley Louise (Williams) Brinegar, 74, of Bedford, was called to the Lord at 4:05 a.m. on Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bedford.

Shirley, or Granny as she was lovingly known by many, was born and raised in Bedford, the daughter of Clay and Marjorie (Anderson) Williams-Stevens.

Shirley was married to Donald Brinegar for many years, and he survives.

Granny was a woman of many trades and talents from sewing blue jeans at Fines to baking cookies and cakes in the bakery she helped her daughter Debra to grow. She loved being with her family, having dinner or just a glass of tea. She was always busy planting flowers in her yard, sewing or reading. She loved being outdoors and taking walks through her woods.

She was a strong woman of God, and loved and served the Lord from a young child. You could always count on her to listen and pray for you. She knew her Bible well and was quick to offer you scripture for strength, comfort and guidance. Like the time 30 years ago, I (granddaughter Crystal) hated to go to kindergarten. She prayed for me and tore a scripture from her well-worn Bible, and placed it in my shoe, Genesis 28:15. She knew God’s word would bring me strength, and help me to make it not only through kindergarten, but through the rest of my life.

Shirley is survived by her three children, Debra (Tim) Marshall of Bedford, Brian (Madonna) Brinegar of St. Cloud, Fla., and Ann Dyer of Bedford; many grandchildren, Crystal and husband Herschel, Jeremy and wife Alisha, Jason, Brian and Sky, Brandon and Susan, Brittany and husband Six, and Stephanie and Leah; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Padgett; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Robert Williams, who died in September 2012.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Tabernacle of Praise in Bedford. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home; and from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday morning at the church.

Granny, we will miss your presence more than our hearts can bear, but we take comfort knowing you are rejoicing with Jesus today. Have a glass of tea with Him for us, and one day soon, we will join you around the table of our Savior for dinner once again; only then, we shall never part.

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

Connie L. Barrett

Feb. 1, 1948 — Dec. 11, 2012

Connie L. Barrett, 64, of Bedford, died at 5:32 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Herman K. and Eleanor (Bough) Harris.

She had worked in accounting at NWSC Crane and was a caregiver with Stonebelt.

She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church and the Lawrence County Historical Society.

Survivors include three sons, Chris Barrett and companion Rita Abbey and Mike Barrett, all of Seymour, and Allan Barrett of Bedford; two sisters, Beth Grissom and husband Travis of Mitchell and Cindy Dowling of Florida; two nephews, Dan Grissom and wife Alyssa of Bedford and Dennis K. Dowling of Plainfield; two great-nephews, Hayden and Cole Grissom; her former husband, Billy; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ron Harris.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Historical Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Connie at www.daycarter.com.

R. La Verne Williams

Jan. 22, 1923 — Dec. 11, 2012

R. La Verne Haase Williams, 89, of Columbus died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Four Seasons Health Care Center.

Funeral service will be at noon Friday in the Chapel at Four Seasons Retirement Center with the Rev. Phyllis Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Nineveh Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at Four Seasons.

She was born Jan. 22 1923, in Morgan County, the daughter of Orville and Mary Agnes Simons Haase. She married Carl L. Williams on Nov. 7, 1953, at the First Christian Church of Columbus.

She was a licensed real estate agent and a former secretary at Cummins Engine Company.

She had served as a Deaconess at North Christian Church and was active in the women’s group.

Survivors include her son, Stephen A. (Jamie) McClain of Bedford; daughters, Kimberly Jo Natalie and Pamela A. (Dallas) Wetzel, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Nichole Natalie of Bloomington, Dr. Nathan (Brittany) McClain of Bedford, Brian S. Wetzel of Hong Kong and Christine (Stacy) Wetzel-Baker of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Miranda and Ethan Yeley, Zach Baker, all of Columbus and Maximus A. McClain, Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl L. Williams on Sept. 16, 2010; and a sister, Maxine Abbott.

The Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions: Four Seasons Health Care Center, Thornton Memorial Boys Club of Bedford or Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made at www.hathaway-myers.com.

Margaret A. Torphy

Margaret Ann “Gabby” Torphy, 86, Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Bedford and Bloomington, died Saturday in Auburndale, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 11, 2012

Ruth E. Matthew

March 6, 1924 — Dec. 10, 2012

Ruth E. Matthew, 88, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 6, 1924, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Clarence A. and Cora (Neal) Moore. She married Paul Vernon Matthew Dec. 24, 1945, and he preceded her in death June 23, 1977.

She was a homemaker and since age 12, a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Janice A. (Rick) Ramey of Mitchell, Kathy L. (Paul) Stroud of Mitchell and Gregory P. (Lori) Matthew of Rising Sun; grandchildren, Tara L. Ramey, Troy M. Ramey, Lindsay N. Kidwell, Lance M. Stroud, Tiffany L. Madaris, and Hilary B. Matthew, and Mallary R. Matthew

Her parents; husband; close friend, Roscoe Jean; sisters, Virginia Gilbert and Anna Mae Howell; and brother, Cletus Moore, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Greg Matthew and Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Paul Stroud, Lance Stroud, Jason Kidwell, Troy Ramey, Scott Hall, and Greg Matthew.

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

Shirley Brinegar

Shirley L. Brinegar, 74, of Bedford, died at 4:05 a.m. today at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 10, 2012

Delores ‘Jean’ Howard

June 5, 1941 — Dec. 7, 2012

Delores “Jean” Howard, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 2:01 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born June 5, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Margie (Duncan) Evans.

She was employed at RCA in Bloomington for over 20 years, then worked at Visteon in Bedford for 17 years until her retirement.

She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Surviving are one son, Scott (Janelle) Howard of Bedford; two daughters, Kim (Louie III) Kovacs of Bedford and Christy (Scott) Waldon of Ellettsville; seven grandchildren, Chris, Ashley and Kaylee Howard, Tyler, Allison and Emily Kovacs, and Logan Waldon; three brothers, Sonny (Becky) Evans, Roger (Linda) Evans and Bob Evans; six sisters, Peg (Paul) Nikirk, Sharon (Jimmy) Jackson, Francie (Lee) Wade, Nancy (Mike) Barnes, Gracie (Davie) Goodman and Janie (Larry) Corn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ronnie Evans.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

David S. Cooper

March 21, 1952 — Dec. 7, 2012

David S. Cooper age 60 of Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

David was born in Lawrence County on March 21, 1952, to Emery and Lurline (Terrell) Cooper, He married Laurie Gaiser-Staggs on June 17, 1995 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and she survives.

He attended Bedford High School and Indiana University, David was a certified welding inspector (CWI),

David started on the pipeline as a welder’s helper with his brothers Ron and John Cooper in the early 1970’s. They traveled from Texas to Alaska with the pipeline. He worked as a welder for 19 years at Indiana Steel in Bedford. He returned to pipeline construction in 2007 as a Certified Welding Inspector, with his brother John Cooper and they traveled through many states working on the pipeline.

David loved to travel and his work on the pipeline. He also enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and golf on TV, and he also enjoyed going to the drive-in.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie Cooper of Bedford, two stepsons, John H. (Niki) Staggs of Bedford, and Jeffrey S. (Leslee) Staggs of Bedford; brother, John W. (Laurie Elizabeth) Cooper of Bedford; sisters, Sondra “Soni” Stout of North Carolina, and Cindy Hammersley of Kentucky; nieces, Ginger Purdy and Frankie Johnson, both of Bedford, Stephanie Williams of South Bend, and April Straughn of Kentucky, who all were raised with David along with great-nephew, Braxton Turpen of Bedford; several other nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda Cooper of Arizona; and brother-in-law, Don Stroud of Mitchell.

David was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ron Cooper; sister Lila Stroud; and brothers-in-law, Ronnie D. Stout and John Hammersley.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Timmy Lee Capps

July 26, 1959 — Nov. 27, 2012

Timmy Lee Capps, 53, Jefferson City, Tenn., died Nov. 27, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

He was raised in Bedford and was currently living in Jefferson City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Newman and Helen Capps; sister, Jenny Brown and niece, Lisa Bunch.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; sons, Dylan, Eddie and Timmy Jr.; daughter, Aimee of Bedford; three grandchildren; brother, Ronnie Lloyd and partner Lorna Blackwell; sisters, Ann Bunch and partner Randy Rodman of Bedford, Betty Alsup and husband Haskel, Pat Donnell and husband Ken of Scottsburg, Donna Capps Powell and husband Jeff, Laquita Capps Kirkman and husband Kyle, Frances Capps Incollingo and partner Mark Arnold of Bloomington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were Dec. 3, 2012, at Mayes Funeral Home in Morristown, Tenn.. with graveside services at Westview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Tenn.

December 09, 2012

David S. Cooper

March 21, 1952 — Dec. 7, 2012

David S. Cooper, 60, of Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

David was born in Lawrence County, on March 21, 1952, to Emery and Lurline (Terrell) Cooper. He attended Bedford High School and Indiana University. David was a certified welding inspector (CWI). He married Laurie Gaiser-Staggs on June 17, 1995, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and she survives.

David started on the pipeline as a welder’s helper with his brothers Ron and John Cooper. In the early 1970s, they traveled from Texas to Alaska with the pipeline. He worked as a welder for 19 years at Indiana Steel in Bedford; he returned to pipeline construction in 2007 as a certified welding inspector. With his brother John Cooper, they traveled through many states working on the pipeline. David loved to travel and his work on the pipeline, he also enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and golf on TV, he also enjoyed going to the drive-in.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie Cooper of Bedford; two stepsons, John H. (Niki) Staggs of Bedford, and Jeffrey S. (Leslee) Staggs of Bedford; brother, John W. (Laurie Elizabeth) Cooper of Bedford; sisters, Sondra “Soni” Stout of North Carolina, and Cindy Hammersley of Kentucky; nieces, Ginger Purdy and Frankie Johnson, both of Bedford, Stephanie Williams of South Bend, and April Straughn of Kentucky, who all were raised with David along with great nephew, Braxton Turpen of Bedford; several other nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda Cooper of Arizona; and brother-in-law, Don Stroud of Mitchell.

David was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ron Cooper; sister, Lila Stroud; brother-in-law, Ronnie D. Stout; and brother-in-law, John Hammersley.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Mary Jane Kidd

Nov. 28, 1934 — Dec. 7, 2012

Mary Jane Kidd, 78, of 8694 State Road 37, Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012, at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born November 28, 1934, in Wayne County, KY, she was the daughter of Elisha and Angie (New) Phillips. She married Gola E. Kidd on October 3, 1952, and he survives. Mary was a retired assembly worker at RCA in Bloomington and attended Free Methodist Church. Mary was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Gola of Bedford; one daughter, Pam Norman and husband Ronald of Mitchell; two sons, Phillip Kidd of Springville and Brandon Kidd of Kokomo; six grandchildren, Matthew, Adam and Ashley Norman, Jamie Russell and Rodney and Kevin Kidd; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Phillips of Oolitic and Carol Allen of Bedford; one brother, Clyde Phillips of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Thomas, Cecil, Herman, Robert and Ernie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Alan Phillips and Bro. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012, at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.

Rickey Lane Flynn

April 9, 1955 — Dec. 7, 2012

Rickey Lane Flynn, 57, of Bloomfield, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012, at his residence surrounded by family.

Born April 9, 1955, in Linton, he was the son of Johnny O. and Doris (Black) Flynn.

Rickey worked for Indiana University and was a member of the First Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bloomfield.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Doris Gholson of Bloomfield; stepfather, Jack Gholson of Bloomfield; one brother, Timothy John Flynn of Springville; a niece, Stacy Flynn of Bloomington; and a great-nephew, Elijah Flynn of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny O. Flynn, on August 18, 2002.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2012, at Word of Life Fellowship Church, with Rev. Eugene Helms officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Public visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Word of Life Fellowship Church, 4713 E. State Road 54, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Walter P. Joque

March 15, 1917 — Dec. 3, 2012

Walter Joque died on December 3, 2012, while residing at Evansville Manor in Evansville, WI. He was 95 years old.

Walter was born and raised in Garden, Michigan, and resided at Bell Trace in Bloomington, Indiana, before moving to Wisconsin. He married Genevieve Thompson of Escanaba, MI, and they were married for 67 years until her death earlier this year.

Walter is survived by his five children, Darrell (Jenness) of Tacoma, WA; James (Elizabeth Zentner) of Mosinee, WI; Peggy (Mark Williams) of Madison, WI; David (Lisa Kasmer) of Kalamazoo, MI; and Jean (Marty Johnson) of Bedford, IN. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba will be Monday, December 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. EST; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s/St. Patrick’s Church at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s name to Special Olympics of Michigan, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or any other Veterans organization.

Delores ‘Jean’ Howard

Delores “Jean” Howard, 71, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

December 08, 2012

Mary J. Kidd

Nov. 28, 1934 — Dec. 7, 2012

Mary Jane Kidd, 78, Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

December 07, 2012

Lauretta Kaiser

Oct. 17, 1919 — Dec. 6, 2012

Lauretta Kaiser, 93, of Orleans, Leipsic community, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Washington County, the daughter of Henry Earl and Iva Jean Rosenbaum. She graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1937. On Nov. 14, 1944, she married John Wilbur Kaiser and he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1991.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Leipsic United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Fredrick Earl Kaiser of Shelbyville, Joe Kaiser of Orleans, John Wesley Kaiser of Salem and Frank Kaiser of Orleans; two daughters, Laura Jean Gilbert of Loogootee and Mary Beth Kaiser of Hardinsburg; one sister, Burnetta Stout of Campbellsburg; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; two brothers, Eugene Rosenbaum and William A. Rosenbaum; and two sisters, Aletta Hall and Jane Rosenbaum, preceded her in death.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Leipsic United Methodist Church with Pastor Brent Franz officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home and from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the church.

The family has requested memorials to the Leipsic United Methodist Church.

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

Roger D. Weaver

Nov. 15, 1950 — Dec. 5, 2012

Roger Dean Weaver Sr., 62, Mitchell, died Wednesday at his residence. Funeral service will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 06, 2012

Donald E. Seidle

March 27, 1926 — Dec. 4, 2012

Donald E. Seidle, 86, of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday in Muncie.

He was born March 27, 1926, in Bedford, to the late Walter and Dorothy (McDonald) Seidle. He was a 1944 graduate of Oolitic High School and a veteran of the United States Navy.

He married Mary Rose King on April 7, 1944, in Bedford and she preceded him in death.

Donald worked as a general superintendent for the Stark–Wetzel Plant for over 30 years, and with his wife operated “The Frame Connection” on the Southside for over 20 years.

He attended Emanuel and Gracepoint churches, and was a member of Clinton Lodge No. 54 F&AM in Frankfort for 50 years. He is survived by three sons, Michael (Bonnie) Seidle, Christopher (Pamela) Seidle and Scott (Joyce) Seidle; brothers, Jerry, Rudy and David Seidle; sisters, Loretta Spears and Norma Jean Farrell; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death was a brother, Lloyd Seidle.

A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Greenwood. Friends may call from noon until the service Friday at the funeral home.

www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com.

William C. Gilstrap

Jan. 25, 1925 — Dec. 6, 2012

William C. “Bill” Gilstrap, 87, of Bedford, died at 5:10 am on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at I. U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born January 25, 1925 in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Winfred L. and Hazel (Hook) Gilstrap. He married Norma Chapman on April 19, 1947. Bill was a farmer, Commissioner and retired from the Postal Service as a Rural Carrier in Bedford. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Leesville Masonic Lodge #161, Leesville Order of Eastern Star #422, the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, American Legion Gillen Post #33 and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving three years during World War II. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School.

Survivors include his wife, Norma of Bedford, three daughters; Gaylene Layton and husband Dan of Greencastle, IN, JoEllen Brinegar and husband Kevin of Heltonville, IN, and Sondra Blaschke and husband Richard of Gosport, IN, five grandchildren, Kelly Gerling, Clint Brinegar, Ryan Brinegar, Heather Ford, and Christopher Blaschke, five great grandchildren, two brothers; Luther Kenneth Gilstrap of Bedford and Leland Winfred Gilstrap of Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Gertrude Silvers and one brother, Verl Gilstrap.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Bill at www.daycarter.com

Kathy J. Caldwell

Sept. 7, 1957 — Dec. 5, 2012

Kathy J. Caldwell, 55, of Indianapolis, died at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.

Born September 7, 1957 in Bloomington, Indiana, she was the daughter of Donald B. Perry and Sandra Bailey Shepperd.

She attended Bedford High School, Bedford, IN. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her mother, Sandra Shepperd of Bedford, IN; her father, Donald B. (Judy) Perry of Ohio; two brothers, Donald B. (Alesia) Perry II, and Rusty Shepperd both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Deanna (Kevin) Stalder of Bedford, IN; five sons, Keith, Kyle, Dexter, David and James-Harvey, all of Indianapolis, IN; seven daughters, Sonya, Angel, Tamika, Megan, Keyanna, Krystal and Cierra, all of Indianapolis, IN; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, IN, with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Friends may call on Friday, 9 – 11 a.m. at Jessen Funeral Home, 729 North US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, IN. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

December 05, 2012

Doris M. Clark

Jan. 25, 1932 — Dec. 2, 2012

Doris Marie (Deckard) Clark, 80, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1932, in Monroe County, the daughter of John L. and Opal (Todd) Deckard.

A graduate of Smithville High School, she was co-owner with her husband Hubert of Clark Real Estate Company.

She also was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, dedicated to her family and their needs. She will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra Clark, Susie White (husband Mike) of Bloomington, and Angela Innamorati (husband Chet) of Louisville, Ky.; her son, Brad Clark (wife Kelly) of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Brandon White (wife Jenny), James White (wife Jennifer), Sarah Kasprzycki (husband Richie), all of Bloomington, Specialist Dustin White (wife Jen) of Ft. Carson, Colo., Chris Clark (wife Shannon) of Whiting, Nate Clark of Bellingham, Wash., and Brad Carmichael and Jeff Carmichael, both of Bloomington. Also surviving are 12 great-grandchildren, Melanine White, Dillan White, Amber White, Elizabeth White, Haley White, Whitney White, Micha White, Kolin White, Maddalyn White, Jackson Clark, Greyson Clark, and Michael Kaspryzcki; one sister, Sharon Trinkle (husband Claude); and two brothers, Rex Deckard (wife Marilyn) of Bloomington and Joe Deckard (companion Cheryl Mack) of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert D. Clark in 2009; one sister, Dorothy Richardson; and four brothers, William Deckard, Harold E. “Lefty” Deckard, Jack Lee Deckard and Harold E. “Butch” Deckard.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old SR 37 in Bloomington with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be at Smithville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour preceding the services on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Humane Society or to the Burgoon Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Charles L. Wilson

Charles L. Wilson, 91, Mitchell, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday.

December 04, 2012

Valta J. Linthicum

Oct. 23, 1925 — Dec. 2, 2012

Valta Jane Linthicum, 87, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House. Valta was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Oklahoma and was the daughter of Frank Leslie and Alma Inez (Reed) Ropp.

She had worked at Otis Elevator, Sarkes-Tarzian and was a housewife. She was a member of the Smithville Christian Church.

Valta is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Joanna Moore and Charles of Bloomfield, and Pat Deckard and Terry of Springville; one son and his wife, John Linthicum and Renee of Franklin; her sister, Catherine Vaughn of Smithville; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ivan Linthicum; her parents; two brothers, Frank Ropp and Melvin Ropp; and a sister, Ethyl Jett.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Smithville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until service time on Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House.

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

Eugene F. Beeler

Nov. 16, 1927 — Dec. 3, 2012

Eugene Fields Beeler, 85, Lynchburg, died Monday at Loveland Health Care in Loveland, Ohio.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Friends may call from noon until the service.

Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery.

Charles L. Wilson

Charles L. Wilson, 91, Mitchell, died at 3:45 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Chapel.

December 03, 2012

Brett E. Short

July 5, 1960 — Dec. 1, 2012

Brett E. Short, 52, of Bedford, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 5, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy and Marjorie (Browning) Short.

He had last worked at the WalMart Distribution Center, Seymour.

He was a member of Fairview Community Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a member of the Indiana National Guard.

He loved to garden and was an avid movie buff.

Brett fought a courageous battle with his heart condition many years, and remained very positive throughout.

Surviving are his sister, Sandy (Jeff) Landreth of Bedford; two nieces, Crystal Smalley of Denver, Colo., and Stacy Blackburn of Bedford; one great-nephew, Dayton; and two great nieces, Sarah and Joplynn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Tom Canada.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Fairview Community Church, 417 Old US Hwy 50 East, Bedford, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Dale A. Stroud

Sept. 26, 1939 — Dec. 2, 2012

Dale Allen Stroud, 73, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of Ermel Roy and Ethel Mae (Carter) Stroud. He married Mary Lou McQuown Jan. 23, 1960.

He had been employed as a truck driver for D.A. Lubricant in Indianapolis. Dale was a fan of go-cart racing, basketball, and owner of Country Candles.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Stroud of Mitchell; children, Donna Stroud-Woody of Mitchell, Dennis (Michelle L.) Stroud of Arkansas and Douglas (Michelle R.) Stroud of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Damon Woody, Dana Woody, Ryan Stroud, Kayla Stroud, Michael Stroud, C. J. Torres, Jacob Stroud and Taylor Stroud; great-grandchildren, Calob Barron, Teagan Woody and Marissa Stroud; and a half-brother, Craig Campbell, Indianapolis.

His parents and brother, Rick Stroud, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. A reception will follow the service at the American Legion Post No. 250.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cremation was chosen.

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

Donald Reuter

Dec. 21, 1921 — Dec. 2, 2012

Donald Reuter, 90, of Bedford, passed away at 4:35 a.m. on Sunday at the White River Lodge.

Born on Dec. 22, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Fred and Chloe (Kern) Reuter. He married Betty Henderson on March 30, 1941, and she preceded him in death on June 12, 2008.

He retired from Crane in 1986 and was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy from 1944 until 1952.

A member of the Southland Church of Christ, he was also a member of the F&AM Cedar Lodge No. 161.

Surviving is one son, Ronnie Reuter and wife Mary of Springville; three granddaughters, Kim Blackwell and husband Scott and Susan Wykoff and husband Bob, both of Bedford, and Donna Alexander and husband Dan of Springville; two grandsons, Steve Reuter and wife Cindy of Germany, and Kerry Reuter of Florida; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sisters, Dorothy Ray, Evelyn Reuter and Anna Duncan; and four brothers, Emmitt Reuter, Ervin Reuter, Ted Reuter and William Reuter.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Evan Blackwell, Tyler Blackwell, Darrell Blackwell, Dan Alexander, Larry Wray, and Gary Wray.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Donald at: www.daycarter.com.

Kenneth Sanders

Dec. 28, 1921 — Dec. 1, 2012

Kenneth W. Sanders, 90, of Shoals, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 6:06 p.m. on Saturday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.

He was born in Martin County, on Dec. 28, 1921, to John F. and Nellie (Hopkins) Sanders. He married Ruby (Harder) Boyd on Aug. 16, 1962, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Loogootee, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2011.

Upon completion of his education in Martin County schools, he enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Knox, Ky., serving in the armored infantry during World War II, serving in the European Theater in France and Germany. His military service was exemplary, having received the American Defense Ribbon, FMAE Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, good conduct ribbon, and the armored infantry badge ribbon.

Mr. Sanders was a farmer in Martin County for more than 45 years. He and his wife were avid bowlers and enjoyed all of their bowling family. He was a dedicated member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served on the church council and in various other leadership positions within the church. He was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61 and White River Co-Op, serving as board member for eight years.

Papa to all of his loving grandchildren, he will be greatly missed by his family, including: daughter Thelma Swor and husband Don of Florida; stepdaughter, Linda Cannon and husband Tom of Kokomo; stepsons, Gary Boyd and wife Donna of Bedford, Dale Boyd and wife Patricia of Shoals and Robert Boyd of Shoals; stepdaughter-in-law, Gayla Boyd of Greene County; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Allen of Fort Myers, Fla; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty (Waggoner) Sanders; five brothers, John, William, Carl, Bob and Harry Richard; two sisters, Violet Fisher and Mary Sanders (in infancy); granddaughter, Christa Boyd; stepson, Larry Boyd; and brother-in-law, Robert Allen.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Loogootee, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 61 of Shoals.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Ray Estep

Jan. 28, 1936 — Dec. 1, 2012

Ray Estep, 76, of Bedford, died Saturday. Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

D. ‘Bryan’ Gillaspy

Dec. 27, 1961 — Nov. 29, 2012

David “Bryan” Gillaspy, 50, Bedford, died Thursday. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington.

December 01, 2012

William R. Buher

May 9, 1939 — Nov. 27, 2012

William Ray “Bill” Buher, 73, of Bloomington went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at his residence.

Bill was born May 9, 1939, in Owensburg, and was the son of Ivan and Mary Louise (Lehman) Buher. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Oolitic High School and graduated from Indiana University in 1967.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving from 1962-1964 and was in the Army Reserve from 1964-1968.

Bill worked for 42 years with Ralph Rogers (Rogers Group) as Equipment Director, retiring in 2000. After his retirement from Rogers, Bill worked for 10 years as a shuttle driver at Curry Auto Center retiring from there in 2010. Bill currently worked as a funeral assistant at The Funeral Chapel. He had also worked at IU Basketball games as the 35 second shot clock operator since 1995 and at IU Football as the scoreboard operator since 1985.

Bill was a member and Elder at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. He served on several boards and belonged to numerous groups over the years including Food Bank Board, Monroe County Fair Board, Youth For Christ Board, Northside Exchange Club, Monroe County Library Board, Monroe County Fall Festival Association, American Legion and AmVets, member of the Veteran’s Honor Guard, and the NRA. Bill was also very proud of his time he spent with the Veteran’s Honor Flights to Washington, DC.

Bill is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 51 years, Mary Elizabeth (Carson) Buher of Bloomington; two sons and their wives Michael Ray and Julia Carole Buher of Bel Air, Md., and Bradley William and Lita Karyl Buher of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren, Jacob William, Zachary Keith, Madison Rae, Brady Kyle and Rayna Drew; sister, Mary Frances Wrightsman; brother and sister-in-law, James Howard and Rebecca Ann Buher,; and nieces and nephews, Melynda Buher, Jennifer Buher, Jack Parsley and Kathy Ward.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephews, Tom Parsley and Eugene Parsley.

Visitation was Friday.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington.

Memorial Contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.lls.org

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

F. Lowell Stailey

Jan. 21, 1941 — Nov. 29, 2012

F. Lowell Stailey, 71, of 981 Stars Blvd., Bedford, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel.

Born Jan. 21, 1941, in Oolitic, he was the son of Jesse and Pearl (Moore) Stailey. He married Ruthie Lynn on Aug. 3, 1959, and she survives.

He retired as a millwright in the skilled trades department at General Motors in Bedford.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bedford Elks Lodge, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Shriners International.

Survivors include his wife, Ruthie of Bedford; a son, Mike Stailey and wife Debbie of Greenwood; a daughter, Julie D’Alesio and husband Fred of Sausalito, Cali9f.; two sisters, Ruth Plummer and Jeanne Speer and husband Fred, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lowell at www.daycarter.com.

Charles L. Woodard

Charles L. “Lin” Woodard, age 85, of Bedford, passed away on Friday at his residence.

Born in St. Charles, Va., he was the son of Lawrence Dee and Ida Betty (Napier) Woodard.

Charles worked in coal mines and logging in Virginia, then coming to Indiana, he worked at Nehi Bottling Co. and General Motors in Indianapolis. He retired from GM in 1992 and moved to Bedford shortly after retiring,

He was a member of the Christian Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche E. (Gardner) Woodard. He is also survived by a daughter, Sandra (Eddie) Burkhart; two sons, Charles Ray (Valerie) Woodard and Michael (Billie Jo) Woodard; and a stepson, Jimmy Hall; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings

Funeral Services will be on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial in Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville, with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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