Obituaries — December 2021

Dec. 31, 2021

Marjorie Moore

April 12, 1932 — Dec. 28, 2021

Marjorie Moore, 89, of Bedford, passed away at 2:33 PM on December 28, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born April 12, 1932 in Orleans, IN, the daughter of Lester and Fannie (Sears) Trinkle.
She first married Andrew Stout and then Carroll Moore and both preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church and attended several other churches. She graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1950. She was a past member of Tri Kappa.

She is survived by one son, David Stout of Bedford; two grandchildren, Brittany King (Connor) and David Lackey and one sister, Helen Baker (George).

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands and two sisters, Jenny Rose Jones and Dorothy Langford.

The funeral will be at 1:00 PM on December 31, 2021 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation at funeral home on Friday from 11:00 until service time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Cindy A. (Limeberry) Crockett

Sept. 18, 1961 — Dec. 28, 2021

Cindy A. (Limeberry) Crockett, 60, of Orleans, Indiana, passed away at 11:25 AM on December 28, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born September 18, 1961 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of Gerald Limeberry and Doris (Toliver) Fancher. She married David Crockett on April 14, 2007, and he survives.

Cindy graduated from the Orleans High School, Class of 1980, and was a member of The Crossroads Community Church. She loved life, GOD, her kids and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, being outdoors, flowers, cooking and baking.

She is survived by her husband David of Orleans; her mother, Doris Fancher; five children, Heidi (Bryan) Robertson of Bloomington, Miranda (Paul) Gillespie of Mitchell, Rebecca Terrell of Orleans, Hannah Terrell (Nick Howe) of Bedford and Levi Terrell of Orleans; fifteen grandchildren; and one sister, Jill (Roger) Jacobs, of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Lyndon Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Claysville Cemetery in Campbellsburg, Indiana. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Masks are encouraged by the family.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Dec. 30, 2021

Myra Jane (Smith) Sutton

Feb. 08, 1937 — Dec. 27, 2021

Myra Jane (Smith) Sutton, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 10:50 pm, on Monday, December 27, 2021, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born February 8, 1937, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Samuel and Rena May (Cornish) Smith. She married Charles E. Sutton on March 20,1973 and he preceded her in death on June 25, 2010. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Terri Goddard and husband, Jeff, of Vero Beach, FL, Susan Duke of Terre Haute, Tammy Chambers, of Bloomington and Kimberly Roberts, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Joe and Matt Duke, Michele McDonald, Brandy Fleener, Myra and Leroy Roberts; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a son, Leroy Fleener; two grandchildren, Jamie Luttrell, and Christopher Buchannan; four sisters; one brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Mike Eggers officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Constance Ann “Connie” Mathis

May 27, 1935 — Dec. 28, 2021

Constance Ann “Connie” Mathis, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 27, 1935, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Tony and Thelma (Hillenburg) Rogers. She married Frank David Stansbury in 1954 and he preceded her in death in 1982. She later married James Mathis and he also preceded her in death. She retired from RCA after 28 years and was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren (they were her pride and joy). She was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her yard. Connie taught Sunday School and worked in the tape ministry for many years at the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and needlework.

Survivors include a son, David Stansbury and wife, Joni, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Kyle Stansbury, of Bedford and Kandace Lecocq and husband, Anthony, of Baltimore, MD; 1 great-grandchild, Saja Lecocq; three sisters, Lana Chenault and Linda Tumey of Bedford and Carolyn Beal of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two brothers, Kenneth and James Rogers; a sister, Eldena Lagle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, January 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Tabernacle of Praise Church.

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

Michael David Johnson

Aug. 23, 1957 — Dec. 30, 2021

Michael David Johnson completed his earthly journey and was welcomed into the mansions of heaven on Thursday, December 30th, 2021.

A forty year resident of Bedford, Indiana, Michael lived a life of service and sacrifice to the state and nation, both as a serviceman and a distinguished police officer. Michael was the founder and president of the American Police Canine Association. With vast experience as a Master Trainer for patrol and narcotics, Michael trained over 7000 canine police dog handlers and their canines throughout the country. Many canine experts owe their careers to his mentorship and passionate expertise.

Mike earned his criminology degree from Arizona State University. Over three decades, he served various ranks as an officer within the Bedford Police Department beginning as a DARE officer. Prior to his law enforcement career, he served seven years in the US Navy aboard the USS Norton Sound and the USS Pelalu.

Michael was born August 23, 1957, to Milan and Marilyn Ruth (Stewart) Johnson in Louisville, Kentucky. He is survived by Bonnie, his wife and partner of 32 years. His four children, Michelle Miller (Bo) of Bedford, Indiana, Amanda Wilson (Joey Belviy) of Charlestown, Indiana, Phillip Mills (Ashley) of Martinsville, Indiana, and Matthew Mills (Marina) of Henderson, Nevada, will miss their father deeply. His nine grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews adored their grandfather and uncle. He is also survived by his mother, Marilyn Ruth Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona, and one brother, Dr. Fred W. Johnson of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Preceding him in death are his father, Dr. Milan H. Johnson, his sister, Tasha Faye Vatistas, and his brother, Norman Todd Johnson.

Among Michael’s last words were these: “The quality of my life is measured by serving the God that I love, the family I raised, the friendships I made, the officers I developed, and the people I served.” We are indeed grateful for his life and lasting contributions.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, at the Bedford First Baptist Church with a memorial service conducted by the Stone City FOP Lodge No. 94. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

The family respectfully requests that masks be worn. The funeral service will be live-streamed through the funeral home’s Facebook page.

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

Paul Keith Hare

July 30, 1947 — Dec. 26, 2021

Paul Keith Hare, 74, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 30, 1947, in Clinton, Iowa, he was the son of Clarence Alford and Viola Mae (Nordman) Hare. He married Ruby Jane Wall June 17, 1967, and she preceded him in death December 25, 2021.

Paul had been a minister at Living Water Church of God in Mitchell. He dedicated his whole life to the ministry. Paul’s world was his church, his wife, and his daughter.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela Hare of Bedford and his sister, Cheryl Cameron of Fargo, North Dakota.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date at Park Place Church of God in Bedford.

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

Ruby Jane Hare

Oct. 10, 1944 — Dec. 25, 2021

Ruby Jane Hare, 77, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021, at her residence.

Born October 10, 1944, in Pulaski, Virginia, she was the daughter of Samuel Andrew and Naomi Birdie (Lacado) Wall. She married Paul Keith Hare June 17, 1967.

Ruby was a dedicated minister’s wife. She had a great smile and loved people, which gave her the nickname, “Sweet.” Ruby enjoyed sewing.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Keith Hare of Bedford; daughter, Angela Hare of Bedford; and sister, Patty Sue Haight of Cleveland, Tennessee.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date at Park Place Church of God in Bedford.

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

Shirley A. Babb Ingalls

Aug. 25, 1930 — Dec. 26, 2021

Shirley A. Babb Ingalls, 91, of Indianapolis and formerly of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

Born in Bedford on August 25, 1930, she was the daughter of Forrest J. and Ina (Kern) Babb. She married James F. Ingalls on March 25, 1951 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2014.

Mrs. Ingalls was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford where she served on the Baby Bear Throw and Hats Groups. She was a member of the Ideal Club, the Ladies of the Round Table, Tri-Kappa, and the Panhellenic Association. She was a homemaker.

Surviving Mrs. Ingalls is her son, Joseph E. Ingalls of Indianapolis; a daughter, Cynthia L. Deckard of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; one son, James W. Ingalls; two brothers, Joseph E. Babb and Forrest J. Babb, M.D.; and her son-in-law, William Deckard.

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Monday, January 3, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Pastor J. Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service at the church.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Shirley A. Babb Ingalls.

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

Malissa Lane

April 26, 1983 — Dec. 24, 2021

Malissa Lane age 38 of Mitchell passed away on December 24, 2021 at 8:12 Pm at her residence.

She was born in Bloomington on April 26, 1983 to Robert Farrell Hatton and Elizabeth Elaine (Morris) Hatton. Malissa was disabled and an US Air Force veteran.

Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Elaine Hatton of Mitchell, her children, Elizabeth Kurpes, Kevin Lane, Jr., Kaleb Lane and Konner Lane all of Mitchell, two brothers, Judson Dougan of Mitchell and Joshua William Washel

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Farrell Hatton

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Dec. 29, 2021

Tony Terrell

Jan. 05, 1951 — Dec. 27, 2021

Tony Terrell, 70, of Bedford, died at his residence on December 27, 2021.

Born January 5, 1951, in Monroe County, he was the son of Dale and Ina (Duke) Terrell. He married Glinda Cheek on October 5, 1973, and she survives.

He was an Inspector and Engineer at Otis Elevator. He was a member of the First Assembly of God. Tony was a faithful servant to the church, he had been a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, played in the praise band, and had also cut the grass for many years. He enjoyed car shows, riding his motorcycle, Biketoberfest and going to the beach. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Glinda of Bedford; three daughters, Gabrielle Johnson and husband Dan, Missi Harrell and husband Jeff, and Mendy Mason and husband Kyle; six grandchildren, Hannah VanMeter and husband Caleb, Cameron Johnson, Jacob Harrell and his fiancé Montana Sullivan, Maleah Harrell, Josh Harrell, Kyler Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Terry Dale Terrell; two sisters, Frederica Lovell, Loretta Lane.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Steve Terry, John Dodd, and Bill McKee officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jaynella “Rose” Sowders

Sept. 11, 1945 — Dec. 24, 2021

Jaynella “Rose” Sowders, 76, of Bloomington passed away on Friday December 24, 2021 at the Monroe Hospital.

She was born on September 11, 1945 in Heltonville, Indiana the daughter of Eithel Harold and Sylvia Marie (Howe) Smith.

Rose was a graduate of Heltonville High School. And she attended Ivy Tech College in Bloomington. She worked at Indiana University and then as an Insurance Agent before going to work at GE for over 15 years before retiring.

Rose enjoyed the outdoors, flowers gardening, making grape vines, dancing, singing, country music, she loved her children and especially her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Rose leaves behind her children, Troy G. Smith of Bloomington; Randy D. Smith of Bloomington; Marlisa (Cary) Wykoff of Bedford; Christine G. (Brian) Slinkard of Bedford; Six grandchildren; Kendria Willis; Luke Wykoff; Rachel Smith; Angela Oldham; Troy Smith Jr.; Heidi Bland; fourteen great grandchildren; her brother, Larry Thomas (Vickie) Smith of Solsberry; four sisters, Nancy Hartman; Debra Harrington; Margaret Hollars; Teresa (Jeff) Ping all of Bloomington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins..

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Barbara Roberts and a nephew, Nathan Noel.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 Bloomington. With Rev. Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to service time Thursday, at the funeral home.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.

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

Dec. 28, 2021

Helen Elizabeth Brown

July 05, 1932 — Dec. 26, 2021

Helen Elizabeth Brown, 89, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 5, 1932, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Csontos) Metro, Sr. She married William H. “Bill” Brown July 6, 1955, and he preceded her in death December 31, 1996.

Helen was a farmer and had been involved with Brown Family Farms since 1955. She had worked at Teibel’s Restaurant in Schererville where she met her husband. Helen had been employed at Woodsferry Café and Pinto’s Southwest Steakhouse. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary, charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary, and a life member of Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers.

Surviving are her sons, Paul (Terri) Brown of Mitchell, Stephen “Groucho” Brown of Mitchell; grandchildren, Matt (Ana) Brown, Adam (Shannon Robertson) Brown, Jordan Brown, Tobie (Ray) Rogers, and Todd (Katelyn) Rogers; great-grandchildren, Alex, Aktyn, Westyn, Kayden, Evelyn, Emma, Evan, Maddie, and Nate; siblings, Margaret (Bill) Knitz of Oregon, Ohio, John (Rosie) Metro, Jr. of Lake Village, Irene Gergely of Schererville, Barbara Huppenthal of Schererville; several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Edward Metro, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250 or VFW Post No. 9107

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

Ralph D. Limp

Nov. 24, 1928 — Dec. 25, 2021

Ralph D. Limp, 93, of Orleans, passed away at 7:10 AM on December 25, 2021 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born November 24, 1928 in English, IN, the son of John Fredrick and Mary (McFarland) Limp. He married Mary Lou (Strange) Limp on September 30, 1950 and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2020.

He was a lifelong farmer and was employed at Hall’s Trucking, retired teamster.

He is survived by one daughter, Martha Jean Ault (Ron) of Seymour; two sons, Joe Limp (Janet) of Springville and Larry Limp (Nancy) of Bedford; six grandchildren, Heidi Wheeler, Cliff Ault (Kim), John Limp (Brittney), Nathan Fields (Kelsey), Annetta Landreth and Tami Landreth; nine great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one sister, Norma Pugh of Scottsburg and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson-in-law, Brian Wheeler.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Dec. 27, 2021

Allen Wayne Fields

Sept. 11, 1944 — Dec. 24, 2021

Allen Wayne Fields, 77, of Springville, passed away at 9:25 am on Friday, December 24, 2021, at his residence.

Born September 11, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles and Violet (Pierce) Fields. He married Loretta Lee Turner on December 1, 1962, and she survives. He was a heavy machine operator for Elliott Stone Co. and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta, of Springville; two children, Cheryl Renae Fields-Wease and husband, Jerry, of Springville and Bradley Scott Fields and wife, Sharon, of Springville; five grandchildren, Joshua Paul Fields-Wells, Bethany Ann Wells, Kelsie Rae Buhr and husband, Joshua, Kaelie Renae Dobson and husband, Steve, and Victor Allen Fields; six great grandchildren, Taydin Fields-Wells, Tayleon Fields-Wells, Keagan Buhr, Ryder Buhr, Abra Dobson, and Hadlee Dobson; his beloved four legged baby, Emily, which he loved so much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dwayne Allen Fields on December 1, 2020; a grandson, Zecheriah Dane Wells; three brothers, Charles, Jr., Cecil, and Carl and a sister, Maggie.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

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

Jerry Wayne Ikerd

Sept. 08, 1938 — Dec. 23, 2021

Jerry Wayne Ikerd passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the age of eighty-three at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington with his daughters at his side. Jerry had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017, although he had been able to live independently up until his death. Recently he had relocated back to Bedford from Martinsville.

Jerry Ikerd was born to Earl and Violet (Duncan) Ikerd on September 8, 1938. As a young boy, he grew up working on the farm with his Grandad and father. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1957. Out of high school, he began working at Standish Feed Store in Bedford. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army and served four years, where he was stationed in Key West, Florida. After his brief stint in the military, he began working at Indiana Petroleum and then onto Eastern Airlines, where he was employed for twenty-six years. He ultimately went on to retire from American Airlines in 2003.

Jerry married Joy Ann Myers on January 19, 1962, with whom he had his first daughter, Julie Ann (Ikerd) Wagner. Joy preceded Jerry in death in 1965. He was also preceded in death by his in-laws, John and Marjorie Myers, who he lived with for fourteen years after the death of his wife Joy. He was eventually remarried on June 2, 1979, to Penny Lynn Stanger, with whom he had his second daughter, Darcie Lynn (Ikerd) Catellier. Penny preceded him in death in the year of 2009. He was also preceded in death by four brothers—Earl (“Gene”), James (“Carol”), Frank, and Norman. He is survived by his youngest brother Kenny Ikerd, along with several nieces and nephews, who all thought the world of him and appreciated the active role he played in their lives while growing up.

He was blessed with two grandsons, Chance and Chase Wagner, and one granddaughter, Lydia Catellier. Much to his enjoyment, he was blessed with two great grandsons, Auden and Phoenix Wagner. Jerry Ikerd was a good man, with a solid foundation of what was right and what was wrong, and a penchant for kindness. He will be greatly missed by everyone who ever knew him.

Funeral services will be held at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Viewing will be held from 11:00 AM to the time of service on Wednesday.

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

Dec. 24, 2021

Judith Kay Thompson

Nov. 26, 1944 — Dec. 23, 2021

Judith Kay Thompson, 77, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born November 26, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Clinton “Buster” and Eva Louise (Frye) Covey.

Judith retired from General Electric and was a 1962 graduate of Needmore High School.

Surviving are her son, William Allen Thompson of Springville; grandsons, Michael Allen Thompson, Joshua Dale Thompson; sisters, Nelda Crider of Bedford, Betty Jo Henderson of Bedford.

Her parents; brother, Carl Covey; and companion, Donald D. Bowden, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen.

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

James E. Ellison

Sept. 25, 1966 — Dec. 20, 2021

James E. Ellison, 55, of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died at his residence on December 20, 2021.

Born September 25, 1966, in Bedford, he was the son of James and Beth (Tumey) Ellison. He attended school at Stalker Elementary, Bedford Jr. High, and graduated from Bedford North Lawrence with the class of 1985. He attended Indiana University School of Business and graduated with the class of 1989, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. He married Julie Cracraft on June 16, 1990, in Bedford and she survives.

He was a Human Resources Consultant and Specialist with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department and the City of Indianapolis. He was a member of the North Central Church of Christ in Indianapolis, and past member of Central Church of Christ and Southland Church of Christ, both in Bedford. Other involvements include being a bible camp counselor at Spring Mill Bible Camp in Mitchell, health forms coordinator with the Boy Scouts Troop 276 in Indianapolis, and a children’s bible teacher in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Julie; children, Cameron Ellison and Meredith Ellison; parents, Jim and Beth Ellison; sisters, Caron Gwen Ellison and Jennifer Ellison Bland; nephews, Jordan Koch, Spencer Koch, Hunter Koch, and Jett Ellison Bland; aunt, Debra Westenberger, and her husband, David; uncle, Mark J. Tumey; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruby and Willard Cracraft; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Eric Koch.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Morris and Ruby Tumey; paternal grandparents, Edward and Kathleen Ellison; aunt, Lorenda Voris and her husband, Arch Voris; uncle, Eddie Ellison and his wife, Sondra.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dale Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that masks be worn during all services. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

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

Sherman Levi Jones, Jr.

April 06, 1954 — Dec. 22, 2021

Sherman Levi Jones, Jr., 67, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born April 6, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Sherman Levi and Alice (Chastain) Jones. Sr. He married Patricia Ann Hadley December 21, 1974.

Sherman was a mechanic and had worked at 4-Points and King’s Automotive. He loved working on cars and fishing and enjoyed building models. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Jones of Orleans; children, Timothy Lee Jones of Bedford, Angela Dawn Jones of Texas, James DeWayne Jones of Scottsburg; 8 grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Lavonne “Bonnie” Cooper of Bedford.

His parents; son; great-granddaughter, Abigail Jones; and sister, Rita Randolph, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating.

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

Carol Sue Scott

March 07, 1946 — Dec. 23, 2021

Carol Sue Scott, 75, of Bedford, passed away at 12:04 am on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at her residence, with family by her side.

Born March 7, 1946, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Aubrey C. and Helen Kathleen (White) Brown. She married Edward Scott on June 4, 1983, and he survives.

She retired in 2008, after working several years as a medical assistant in a surgical office and was a member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Edward, of Bedford; two daughters, Diane (Frank) Meiser of Greenfield and Lisa Hackney, of Bloomington; two step-children, Eddie (Julie) Scott of Texas and Robin Scott, of Maine; grandchildren, Katie (Arie) Bottorff, Brittany (Roma) Ter-Saakov, Adam Meiser, Joshua (Jessica) Meiser, Emma Scott, Grace Poirier, Stephanie Pennell; six great-grandchildren and one due in March ; a sister, Marsha (Eldie) Miller, of Spencer, IN; several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, and step-daughter, Cheryl Lee.

Carol was a fierce advocate for her family, especially her daughter, Lisa. Over the years she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling with her husband, doing ceramics and toll painting, and cherishing her grandchildren. She was a lover of animals, which she happily passed on to her daughters and granddaughter, and had many cherished pets over the years. Her strength and determination were unshakeable character traits that carried her through some of life’s deepest valleys and highest peaks, including the illnesses she fought these past few years

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, December 27th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the White River Humane Society.

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

Dec. 23, 2021

Janet Sue Bush

Dec. 06, 1951 — Dec. 21, 2021

Janet Sue Bush, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 10:25 p.m. at Mitchell Manor.

Born December 6, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lewis Dean and Mary Jane (Pridemore) Pace.

Janet was a homemaker and a 1969 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a kind-hearted, loving woman with a strong relationship with God, who never had the ability to hate.

Surviving are her spouse, Robert Eugene Terry of Campbellsburg; daughter, Michelle (Jon Sargent) Terry of Bedford; sons, Michael (Brenda) Bush of Campbellsburg, C. D. (Missy New) Bush of Bloomington; grandchildren, Ashton Bush, Camden Bush, Brennan Bush and Karis Bush, Robin (Joseph) Marvin, Courtney (Dustin) Siedl, Jake Terry, Charles Newby; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy (Alan) Dalton of Bedford, Donna (Mike Deter) Hart of Indianapolis, Jeanie (Doug) Eliason of Centerville; several nieces and nephews.

Janet was joined in heaven by many who loved her, including her daughter, Rachel Pace; mother and father, Mary Jane and Lewis Dean Pace; brother, Wendell Pace; father and mother in-law, Robert and Maryann Terry; and best friend, Rebecca Sue Meadows.

She wished to be cremated and her wishes will be honored.

Janet will be missed greatly by those she left behind for a much better place in heaven.

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

Hensley Jones

Aug. 25, 2021 — Dec. 21, 2021

Hensley Jones, infant daughter of Adam Jones and Felicity Collins, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born August 25, 2021.

Survivors include her parents; a sister, Everly Collins; a half-brother, Easton Jones; a half-sister, Sophia Jones; maternal grandparents, Toni DeFord and husband, Seth, of Spencer, Jeremy Collins and wife, Carley, of Ohio; paternal grandparents, Amber Tahir and Driss Tahir, all of Bedford; a great-grandmother, Abby Roeder.

Visitation will be from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Friday, December 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Marian Carlton Bradley

Feb. 05, 1939 — Dec. 20, 2021

Marian Carlton Bradley, 82, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 5, 1939, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Gene Shoemaker and Dorothy Marie (Gocke) Shoemaker Newman. She married James Richard Bradley June 11, 1962, and they shared almost 60 years together.

Marian was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a very loving companion, mother, and friend. Marion enjoyed puzzles and playing cards.

Surviving are her husband, James Bradley of Mitchell; sons, Randy D. Bradley of South Whitley, Tom J. (Shelley) Bradley of Plainfield; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Gene Marie Day of San Diego, California.

Her parents; son, Tim J. Bradley; and brother, Albert “Sonny” Newman, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen.

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

Estell L. Owens

April 13, 1947 — Dec. 20, 2021

Estell L. Owens, 74, formally of Springville, passed away at 9:15 PM on December 20, 2021.

He was born April 13, 1947 in Springville, IN, the son of Clarence and Maudie Owens.

He was employed for over ten years at Roger Group Siebolt Quarry.

He is survived by three children, Matthew (Teresa) Owens of Orleans; Billy Owens of Springville and Daniel Owens of Bedford; several grandchildren; one sister, Barbara (Lonnie) Jones of Springville and one brother, Wayne (Sandy) Owens of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on January 3, 2022 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will be at Beyers-Rainbolt Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Eva Chase

July 01, 1928 — Dec. 13, 2021

On Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, Eva Chase left us. She is remembered by her husband Frank Chase (Bedford/Albuquerque, NM); three sons Steven & Beth Chase (Albuquerque), Brian & Vicki Chase (Minnetonka, MN), and David Chase (Albuquerque); grandchildren include: Alexandra Chase (Albuquerque), Amanda Chase & James Blaine (Las Cruces, NM), Kathleen & Ben Wilinski (Minnetonka, MN), Andrew Chase & Bridgette Eickhoff (Shakopee, MN), Christopher Chase (Albuquerque), Mattia & Mitchell Espinosa (Santa Monica, CA); great-grandchildren include: Noah, James, & Lucas Wilinski (Minnetonka, MN).

Eva was born in Oolitic, Indiana, on July 1, 1928. She spent an enjoyable life in Lawrence County, Indiana, including the Bedford Dance Club and volunteering with Dunn Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies until 1984, when she and her husband, Frank, retired in Albuquerque, NM.

Once they settled in Albuquerque, they joined the Newcomers Club to meet new lifelong friends and to blend into the New Mexico community. Eva joined Annunciation Parish and became a member of the Alter Society, in which she focused on taking care of the church’s linens for over twenty years. Eva took great pride in the proper cleaning and ironing of the sacred altar cloth. She did this task with love until age 87. Msgr. Voorhies has not been the same since she retired.

Eva loved Indiana University basketball and football and any time Tiger Woods was playing golf. She was involved in many social and philanthropic venues including Pilates and P.E.O. Chapter X.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, at 10:00 AM at Gate of Heaven Chapel.

Instead of flowers, kindly make donations, on behalf of Eva, to Casa Angelica of Albuquerque, NM: http://www.casaangelica.org/donations. There will be a clean altar cloth.

Dec. 22, 2021

William “Bill” Harper

May 21, 1941 — Dec. 18, 2021

William “Bill” Harper age 80 of Bedford passed away on Saturday December 18, 2021 at 5:40 Pm at the Glenburn Home in Linton.

He was born on May 21, 1941 in Odon, Indiana to Alvin Harper and Dovie (Franklin) Harper. Bill was a welder.

He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Lisa Alano of Bloomfield.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Donna Jean (Root) Strunk

Oct. 31, 1949 — Dec. 17, 2021

Donna Jean (Root) Strunk passed away December 17, 2021 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by loved ones.

Born Oct 31st 1949 in Valparaiso, IN. She was the daughter of Lebert and Dona Root who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and married Delbert Strunk who preceded her in death. Together they shared a son Alvin (Jaimee) Strunk and he survives.

In addition to her son, Alvin, Donna is survived by two grandchildren, Daniel Strunk and Jordan Strunk. Siblings Ben Root, Jerry Root, Mike (Jody) Root, Deborah (Steve) Cain, Doris Weaver, and several nieces and nephews.

In her younger years, Donna enjoyed spending time with her beloved Dachshunds, fishing with her husband, and just spending time with her family on road trips or camping. Donna enjoyed reading a good romance novel or sitting on the front porch of her Springville home talking to the neighbors and waving at everyone that went down the road. She never met a stranger always welcome to share a drink or sit on the porch. Donna was a great story teller and would share a story anytime someone would listen. Donna spent her last years in the care of Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She spoke highly of her care and she loved the staff and the staff loved her.

She is loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Please consider donations be made in Donnas’ memory to the efforts to restore the Springville gymnasium in Springville, Indiana. Donations can be made to Gym Restoration Board and mailed to Gym Restoration, Springville Post Office, Springville, IN 47462.

Day and Carter Mortuary will be handling all arrangements and donations may be sent to them for Gym Restoration also.

Cremation was chosen and a service and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

Roy “Steve” Wininger

March 30, 1962 — Dec. 20, 2021

Roy “Steve” Wininger, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 3:17 am on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born March 30, 1962, in Orange County, he was the son of Morris and Joan (Wellman) Wininger. He married Trisha Velasquez on July 15, 1989, and she survives. He was a superintendent for Weddle Brothers Construction. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union and Laborers Union. He loved his family and his beloved dog, Dazee.

Surivors include his wife, Trisha, of Bedford; a daughter, JaKayla Wininger (Doug Saladee), of Williams; his mother, Joan Wininger, of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his father, Morris, and a brother, Chris D. Wininger.

Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Monday, December 27th in the Stampers Creek Cemetery with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on Monday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Dec. 21, 2021

John Edward Kowalski

John Edward Kowalski died with his family by his side on December 17, 2021. He was 90 years old.

He was born in Lyndhurst, NJ. He had been a resident of Randolph, NJ for over 40 years and then retired in Cape Cod, Massachusetts for 17 years. He moved back to Mt. Arlington, NJ afterwards to be closer to family.

John was a plant engineer for an industrial battery manufacturer in Boonton, NJ for 30 years.

John had a full life of adventure. He loved to fish, boat, target shoot, hike, camp and travel. He loved to spend time with his family and lifelong friends of over 60 years. He also served as a deacon at his local church.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon E. Jack and her husband, Nick from Phenix City, Alabama; Sandy L. Benstin and her husband, Mark of Bedford, Indiana and a sister-in-law, Betty Price and her husband Edd of Emmett, ID.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna Lee, (August 15, 2020) and a daughter, Jennifer R. Lawlor, (June 2, 2019) and survived by Jennifer’s husband, Jason of Randolph.

Also surviving are his grandchildren Kenneth Ort from North Fort Myers, FL; Rachael and Morgan Benstin from Bedford, IN and Caleigh and Liam Lawlor from Randolph, NJ and a few great grandchildren.

There will be no viewing or service at this time. A celebration of life service for John and Donna will be planned for the summer of 2022 in Randolph, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made to The Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 65 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 in memory of John.

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

Rebecca “Becky Jo” (Murphy) Lutgens

July 04, 1967 — Dec. 19, 2021

Rebecca “Becky Jo” (Murphy) Lutgens,54, of Bedford, passed away at 2:30 am on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Born July 4, 1967, in Columbus, IN, she was the daughter of Larry Murphy and Patricia (Hunter) Atchison. She was a clerical worker at A Way of Wellness Chiropractic and a member of the Mundell Christian Church.

Survivors include her mother, Patty Atchison, of Bedford; a daughter, Isabella “Belle” Lutgens, of Bedford; a sister, Shonja “Shonnie” Miracle and husband, Dave, of Bedford; a step-sister, Melissa R. Llano, of Woodstock, GA; two step-brothers, Eric Scott Atchison and wife, Michelle, of Fayetteville and Daniel D. Atchison and wife, Jennifer, of Canton, GA; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Murphy; her step-father, Marvin Atchison; a brother, Jamie Murphy (in infancy) and her grandparents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22nd at the Mundell Christian Church with Rev. John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday, at the church. The family asks that friends consider contributions to the family to assist with expenses.

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

Ruby E. Tomblinson

March 27, 1933 — Dec. 17, 2021

Ruby E. Tomblinson, 88, of Bedford, formerly of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 17, 2021, at her residence.

She was born March 27, 1933, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to Leonard Ramey and Eva (Case) Ramey.

Ruby was a Head Start Teacher and factory worker. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Ruby are two sons, Darryl Hall and Kelly Reed; three daughters, Lisa Hall, Suzanne (Gary) Orr and Teresa Reed; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Preceding Ruby in death were her parents; one son, Devan Hall; and two brothers, Leonard and Loranzie.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with Ruby’s care.

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

Elva Fay (Walls) Pavey

June 13, 1945 — Dec. 18, 2021

Elva Fay (Walls) Pavey, 76, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 18, 2021.

She was born on June 13, 1945, in Lawrence Co. She married Roscoe James Pavey II on October 24, 1969, and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2014.

Elva was a wonderful, caring, and loving mother to Jamie (David) Herzner, of Oolitic and Tammy (Billy) York, of Bedford. She loved and doted on her grandchildren, Debbie (Chris) Kreuzman, Emily Livingston, Jimmy York, and Jeremy (Megan) York.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Rose York.

She was also blessed with and adored her three great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Kiyoko, and Ollie.

Elva was always loving, kind, nurturing and had a big heart. She will be deeply missed and kept in her family’s hearts, always.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 23rd at the Patton Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:30 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Norman Lee Holt

June 28, 1962 — Dec. 18, 2021

Norman Lee Holt age 59, of Bedford, passed away December 18, 2021, at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born June 28, 1962, in Bedford to Lawrence Ellis Sr. and Eloise Joanne (Pitman) Holt-Eads.

He was a NASCAR fan and collector, enjoyed Karaoke, mowing, junking and country music. He was a member of Bedford New Life Ministries and attended Gullets Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Laurina Sanders of Orleans and Tammy (Steven) Holloway of White Pine, Tennessee; two brothers Lawrence (Linda) Holt Jr. of Needmore and Karlie (Heather) Holt of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Holt Sr. and Eloise Joane Holt-Eads; step-mother, Clara Holt; and life partner of twenty-two years, Freda Bell.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor Steven Holloway will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until service time Wednesday.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

John Lee Shelley

May 15, 1971 — Dec. 18, 2021

John Lee Shelley, 50, of Bedford, passed away at 7:40pm on December 18, 2021 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born May 15, 1971, he was the son of Tim Luff and Emmalou Fairfield. He married Crystal Lindsey on November 19, 2007 and she survives.

John loved woodworking and working out, and he was the best husband and father.

Surviving John is his wife, Crystal; seven children, Johnny II, Blaze, Christopher, Celina, Emily, Crystal and Whitney; his father, Tim Luff; six grandchildren; and one brother, Jeff Shelley.

John was preceded in death by his mother and one grandson, Remington.

Cremation was chosen with no services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the final arrangements of John Lee Shelley.

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

Paul Reid

July 29, 1969 — Dec. 15, 2021

Paul Reid age 52 of Bloomington passed away on December 15, 2021 at 11:25 Pm at McCormick’s Creek Healthcare in Spencer.

He was born on July 29, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois to Pete and Joan (Summers) Reid. Paul was an automotive mechanic.

Survivors include his son, Caleb (Cindy) Reid of Indianapolis, his parents, Pete and Joan Reid of Bloomington, three sisters, Jeanne (Randy) Morron of Bloomington, Rebecca (Adam) Sims of Bloomington, and Leanne (Todd) Kelly of Bedford, two grandchildren, Christian Reid and Harper Reid, eight nieces and nephews, Julia and Jacob Gott, Cassidy, Cadee, and Calee Sims, Taylor, Allegra, and Elizabeth Kelly.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Gregory Paul Cooper

Sept. 16, 1956 — Dec. 18, 2021

Gregory Paul Cooper age 65 of Bedford passed away on Saturday December 18, 2021 at 4:15 PM at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on September 16, 1956 to Lowell and Sharon (Ray) Cooper. Greg married Amelia Keith on September 20, 2003 and she survives.

Greg was a farmer and worked for United Producers at Little York, he attended Mitchell High School and was a member of the East Oolitic Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia Cooper, his children, Alisha Cooper, Misty Joyner, Tony May, James “Jimmy” Self and Jamie Self, grandchildren, Keygan Matheny, Austin Burton, Maydsen Feathers, Brayden Burton, Gabriel Brazzel, Ezari Brazzel, Cidney Smith, Jensen Self and Isaac Self

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Teresa Atwell, grandparents, Harley and Mable Ray.

Funeral services will be at 6:00 Pm on Wednesday December 22, 2021 at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Millard Jones and Brother Dirus Dustin, officiating, visitation will be on Wednesday December 22, 2021 from 1:00 PM until service time at 6:00 PM at the funeral home,

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Dec. 20, 2021

Donald Charles Howell

Feb. 24, 1959 — Dec. 17, 2021

Donald Charles Howell age 62 of Williams passed away on Friday December 17, 2021 at 11:10 Am at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born on February 24, 1959 in Coshocton, Ohio to Robert D. Howell, Sr. and Margaret (Craun) Howell. He was a graduate of Loogootee High School, and a US Navy veteran, he worked at Elliott Stone Company and Polycor.

Survivors include three children, James Robert Howell and wife Hannah of Bedford, Joshua Levi Howell of Virginia, and Amie Howell-Popovich and husband Mike of Delaware, his mother, Margaret Howell of Bedford, one sister, Dianna Ragsdale and husband Cecil of Shoals, eight grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Howell, Sr. two brothers, Robert D. Howell, Jr. and Daniel Howell

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Derril Archer Hanscom

Oct. 18, 1947 — Dec. 19, 2021

Derril Archer Hanscom, 74, of Orleans, passed away at 3:05 AM on December 19, 2021 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born October 18, 1947 in Waterville, Maine, the son of Arnold L. and Clara Ellen (Dodge) Hanscom. He married Janet (Gaddis) Hanscom on Dec 19, 1970 and she survives.

He was a career member in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church and Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post #69.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; two sons, Derril “Lee” Hanscom (Shandi) of Bedford and Kyle Joseph Hanscom (Clare) of Orleans; three grandchildren, Levi, Noah and David and two brothers, Dale and LaForrest Hanscom.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Sherlyn Madore, Sophie Prentiss, Lynette Squibb, Tilton T. Hanscom and Richard A. Hanscom.

The funeral will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until service time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Dec. 19, 2021

Sharon Rose Kinser

Oct. 19, 1939 — Dec. 18, 2021

Sharon Rose Kinser, 82, of Heltonville, passed away on December 18, 2021 at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born in Monroe County on October 19, 1939 to Clyde Norman and Blanche (Martin) Norman, she married Richard Kinser on July 3, 1954 and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2021.

Sharon was a member of the Meadows Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving Sharon are her four daughters, Wanda Fender, Beverly Nicholson, Debra Kinser and Sherry Kinser; one son, Jimmy (Rhonda) Kinser; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna (Larry) Holmes; one brother, Ed (Jane) Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Kinser; one granddaughter, Tonya Fender; three sisters, Colleen, Linda, and Janis.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Meadows Cemetery in Heltonville with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating.

Funeral arrangements for Sharon Rose Kinser have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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

Connie Lou Probasco

July 20, 1947 — Dec. 17, 2021

Connie Lou Probasco, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at her residence.

Born on July 20, 1947 in Lawrence county, she was the daughter of Winfred and Laura (Albertson) Phillips. She married Alvin Probasco and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2018.

Connie attended Tunnelton High School and was a member of the White River Baptist Church. She loved fishing and spending time outdoors taking care of her flowers and pets. She was a CNA.

Surviving Connie are her children, Tina Roll of Falmouth, Ky, Regina (Rudy) Holt of Bedford, Shawnna (Micha) Baker of Heltonville; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her brother, David (Judy) Phillips of Bedford; her sister, Patricia (Jim) Arthur of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; her parents; and her daughter, Lisa Dotts.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00pm Tuesday, December 21 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. A private family burial will be held Wednesday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Donna Joyce Brown

April 09, 1964 — Dec. 14, 2021

Donna Joyce Brown, 57, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Daviess Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Born April 9, 1964, in New Albany, she was the daughter of Howard W. Carter and Barbara Ann (Dixon) Carter Clifton.

Donna had been employed at the Times-Mail. She was a very forgiving person and loved her daughter and grandkids.

Surviving are her daughter, Alesha (Chris) Morrow of Kentucky; grandchildren, Christopher Morrow and Link Morrow; companion, Mark Bell of Washington; sister, Debbie (Andy) Pemberton of Mitchell; brother, Duane Carter of Bedford.

Her parents and sisters Diane Neeley and Maxine Ashley, preceded her in death.

Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, at Bride of Christ Church. Burial is in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dec. 18, 2021

James K. “Jim” Standish

Dec. 31, 1936 — Dec. 17, 2021

James K. “Jim” Standish, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born December 31, 1936 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Orville Standish and Doris (Nicholson) Standish. He married Sue Flinn on March 9, 1957 and she survives.

Jim was a graduate of Shawswick High School and Purdue University. He was a member of Pinhook Church of Christ where he had served as an Elder. He was the founder of Standish Steel, Inc. and was an engineer. Jim enjoyed farming and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jim are his wife, Sue; three daughters, Terra (Jimmy) Shaff, Debbie (Bobby) Brown, and Laura (Mike) Waggoner; six grandchildren, Mandy Shaff, Jared Shaff, Kayla (Craig) Matern, Ryan Brown, Lacy (Zach) Bailiff, Laken (Jacek) Zapendowski,; three great grandchildren, Bria Matern, Lola Bailiff and Zoey Bailiff; one brother, Gene (Martha) Standish; and six nieces.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Pinhook Church of Christ with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will also be Thursday from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Pinhook Church of Christ.

Services for James K. “Jim” Standish have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Virginia Rose “Genny” Grider

July 05, 1948 — Dec. 13, 2021

Virginia Rose “Genny” Grider, 73, passed away December 13, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 5, 1948, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William “Bill” and Betty Rose (Moore) Tincher. She married Charles Grider in 1975.

Genny had been employed at RCA and Dana Corporation. She loved spending time outdoors riding horses on the horse trails and enjoyed the Horseman’s Camp.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Grider of Mitchell; sons, Brian (Meloni) Cassidy of Orleans, Mike (Brandi) Cassidy of Mitchell; step sons, John (Chastain) Grider of Columbus, Michael Grider; grandchildren, Adrian Cassidy, Taylor Cassidy, Aaron Richards, and Alex Cassidy; sister, Elaine “Korki” (Tincher) Lagenour of Fort Ritner.

Her parents and brothers, David Tincher and William “Bop” Tincher, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

Condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dec. 17, 2021

Helen J. “Suzi” Fiddler Mowery

Aug. 04, 1943 — Dec. 15, 2021

Helen J. “Suzi” Fiddler Mowery, 78, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday evening, December 15, 2021, after a lengthy illness.

Born August 4, 1943, she was the daughter of John and Jane Fiddler. She married Robert “Bob” Mowery and he preceded her in death in 2006.

She was a loving and giving person, friend and a wonderful mother who would do anything to help someone in need. She loved all animals, especially all her dogs she had throughout her life. She was a wonderful artist who loved painting, a hairdresser, electrolysis, and caregiver. She loved traveling in the RV with her husband, Bob, throughout the winter months. She also loved being in her backyard with her Koi fish pond, pool, and flowers.

Survivors include children, Bill Woody (Robin), of Monroe, TN, JoniSue Ryan (Matt), of Bedford; grandchildren, Jamie Orzco, Julia Rodgers, Will Woody, all of TN, Jesse and Like Woody, of Bedford; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jay Fiddler (Janet) and Pat Hirons; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She will be greatly missed by her children, family, and those whose lives she touched.

We are honoring her wishes of cremation with no funeral service. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society to honor her love of animals or the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or on-line at www.DementiaSociety.org/donate.

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

Rose M. Miller

March 05, 1968 — Dec. 15, 2021

Rose M. Miller, 53, a resident of Mitchell Manor, passed away at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital on December 15, 2021.

Born in Lawrence County on March 5, 1968, she was the daughter of Glendale and Clara (Hilderbrand) Miller.

Rose was of the Pentecostal faith and graduated with the class of 1987 from Bedford-North Lawrence High School. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her grandchildren, as well as driving her nurses crazy!

Rose is survived by one daughter, Ashley (Michael) Byarlay; two grandchildren, Claire and Olivia Miller; two sisters, Bonnie (Wayne) Taylor and Kathi (Kenny) Owens; one brother, Ron (Rhonda) Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Dale Huddleston; and one nephew, Christopher Miller.

Funeral services for Rose will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 11am at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Darrin Bowlen officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ferguson-Lee Chapel from 9:00am until the hour of the service.

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

Karen Lou (Lipscomb) Fleetwood

May 19, 1939 — Dec. 14, 2021

Karen Lou (Lipscomb) Fleetwood, 82, of Heltonville, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Indiana.

She was born May 19, 1939, in Champaign, Illinois, to Robert and Lora McDonale Lipscomb. She married Everett “Dean” Fleetwood on January 16, 1959, and he survives.

She graduated from Heltonville High School, was a member of Heltonville Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving to cherish Karen’s memory is her husband, Dean of Heltonville; two brothers, Adrian Lipscomb of Champaign, Illinois, and David Lipscomb of Heltonville; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding Karen in death were her parents; six sisters, Phyllis Janes, Margaret Eddington, Rozella Lipscomb, Wilma Lipscomb, Joan Lipscomb and Patricia Martin; and three brothers, Donald, Robert and Willard Lipscomb.

Funeral services for Karen will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Taylor Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour on Monday, also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Robert Eugene Perkins

Jan. 29, 1947 — Dec. 14, 2021

On December 14, 2021, Robert Perkins passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and daughters. Robert had fought cancer bravely for most of the past seven years. Robert was the son of Cecil and Rose (Cundiff) Perkins. He was born on January 29, 1947, in Martin County.

Robert graduated from Shoals High School in 1965. He was drafted into the Army in 1966. He fought in Vietnam, in direct combat, and escaped death as a mere 19-year-old many times. Thankfully for his family, he bravely fought through this part of his young life as well.

In September of 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Sheetz. Robert and Carol were blessed with two beautiful daughters. Robert spent almost 33 years working as an electrician and leader at the Crane Naval Weapons Support Center until his retirement in 2000.

Upon retiring, he was able to devote time to his favorite endeavors. He was known for feeding and caring for stray animals, creating spectacular homemade Christmas yard decorations, beating everyone at euchre, being an expert morel mushroom hunter, hunting and digging ginseng, gardening, growing beautiful roses, spending lots of time with his aging mother, and doing any and all things outdoors.

Robert was an amazing son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was generous to his family and to total strangers. While not recommending this, he always carried an extra gas can and a charged battery in the back of his truck to help anyone he found along the country roads on his way to visit his mother.

Robert leaves behind a loving wife Carol Perkins; adoring daughters, Kristi Proctor (Greg) and Kari Rayeski (Michael); granddaughters, Ramsey Proctor, Ava Rayeski and Aubrey Rayeski; grandson, Spencer Proctor; sisters, Kathleen Qualkenbush (Gene/deceased), Lori Fray (Col. Robert Ret.), Barbara Taylor (Ray), Janet Embree and Terri Dye (Darrel); sisters-in-law, Brenda Hall, Kathryn King, Paula Hilton (Michael), Linda Krueger (Michael), Bonnie O’Connor (Anthony Povinelli) and Cheryl Shelley (Brian); brothers-in-law, Ken O’Connor and Ed O’Connor (deceased); Robert has 10 nephews; and 11 nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Perkins; his beloved mother, Rose (Cundiff) Perkins; his niece, Gina (Qualkenbush) Walker; and his mother and father-in-law, Beatrice (Mattingly) Sheetz and Jesse Sheetz.

Funeral services for Robert will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow in Trinity Springs Cemetery with the Shoals American Legion performing military honors. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

On Robert’s behalf, memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society. He would smile knowing that his departure continued to help animals in need.

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

Albert Eugene Donica

Dec. 24, 1933 — Dec. 15, 2021

Albert Eugene Donica, 87, of Bedford, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Born on December 24, 1933 in Lawrence County to Cecil and Gertrude (Bartlett) Donica, he married Norma Mikels in 1954 and she survives.

Albert worked at Maple Hill Quarry and was a custodian at Stalker School. He was a member of Donica Church of God.

Surviving Albert in addition to his wife are five sons, Allen (Terri) Donica, Fred Donica, Rick (Sheila) Donica, Jim (Teressa) Donica, Mike (Dian) Donica; one daughter, Debby Donica; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one sister, Corrina Flynn; one brother, Herman (Lavona) Donica; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Gardenia Donica and Mary Donica Love.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with his care.

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

Hubert Roland “Peanut” Atchison

Aug. 26, 1943 — Dec. 16, 2021

Hubert Roland “Peanut” Atchison, 78, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at his residence.

Born August 26, 1943, in Bryantsville, he was the son of Hubert and Georgie (White) Atchison.

Peanut was a carpenter and had been a member of the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. Peanut attended Huron School and was a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms and had many friends.

Surviving are his sister, Dorothy M. (Don) Carroll of Mitchell.

His parents and brothers, Kenneth Atchison, John Atchison, and James “Otto” Atchison, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, at Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Dec. 16, 2021

Stacy Lee Oliver

Nov. 17, 1956 — Dec. 11, 2021

Stacy Lee Oliver, 65, passed away December 11, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 17, 1956, in Bloomington, he was the son of James Andrew and Mary Catherine (Cobb) Oliver. He married Carolyn Sue Brewer on April 20, 2014.

Stacy is a 1974 graduate of Oolitic High School. His last employment was as a truck driver in Plainfield, IN.

Stacy was a member of the Free Masons and served the Masonic Lodges of Bedford, Oolitic and Lexington, SC. He was awarded Master Mason in July, 1996.

Stacy served in the Air Force for four years. Between the Air Force and working at NWSC Crane he served his country for 25 years.

Stacy enjoyed people, his family and most of all he loved his God and his only daughter, Lori Ann.

Stacy enjoyed music, played the 12 string guitar, sang karaoke. As an artist, he especially enjoyed painting landscapes. He was interested in Astronomy and built a telescope which he donated to the Boy Scouts.

He was an avid golfer and mushroom hunter.

To sum up Stacy, he was a free spirit who loved nature and the outdoors.

Surviving Stacy is his wife, Carolyn Sue Oliver of Crawfordsville; daughter, Lori Ann (Chuck Jones) Oliver of Lexington, SC; three grandsons, Kyler Jones, Chaise Jones, Brysen Jones; and granddaughter, Brayla Jones, all of Irmo, SC; one great-granddaughter, Arya Jones of Washington, MO; father and stepmother, James (Barbara) Oliver of North Salem; siblings, Teresa Ann (Jim) Whitt of Bedford, Melvin Levi (Flo) Oliver of Trinity Springs, Tina Rose (Ron) Bradley of Ellettsville, Andrew Len Oliver of Camby, Russell Leon Oliver of Jamestown.

His mother preceded him in death on April 13, 1992.

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

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Carolyn Brewer at Mitchell Manor, 24 Teke Burton Drive, Mitchell, 47446, and the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Martha Ann Collins

March 20, 1943 — Dec. 14, 2021

Martha Ann Collins, 78, passed way Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at her residence.

Born March 20, 1943, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John Green and Helen (Wagner) Wilfong. She was married to Estel Collins who preceded her in death.

Martha retired from General Motors.

Surviving are her sons, Ronnie (Brenda) Flynn of Shawswick, Steve (Vivian) Flynn of Mitchell, Brad (Kim) Flynn of Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Mary Russell of Mitchell; half-brothers, James Greene of Paoli, Gary Greene of Jasper.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Debra Flynn; grandson, Gregory Flynn; siblings, Charles Greene, Ralph Greene, Joe Greene, and Donna Bruns; and half-siblings, Howard Greene and Darla Lynn, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dec. 15, 2021

Nancy P. Edwards

Feb. 12, 1951 — Dec. 14, 2021

Nancy P. Edwards, 70, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at I. U. Health Hospital, Bloomington.

She was born February 12, 1951, in Lawrence County to Paul and Nola Payton Padgett. She married Floyd “Junior” Edwards in 1979 and he survives.

Nancy was a graduate of Shawswick High School and retired after 42 years from Farm Bureau Insurance. She was a member of Fairview Community Church and its Ladies Aide. She loved fishing, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish Nancy’s memory is her husband, Junior; two children, Matthew (Toni) Crane and Shelby (Michael) Everroad; five grandchildren, Bryant (Marley) Crane, Haylie Crane, Emma Crane, Ethan Crane and Madison Everroad; two great-grandchildren, Audree Crane and August Crane.

Preceding Nancy in death were her parents; and one sister, Rita Padgett Crane.

Funeral services for Nancy will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 17, also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Community Church.

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

Diana Gail (McFadden) Allen

Jan. 06, 1950 — Dec. 13, 2021

Diana Gail (McFadden) Allen, 71, of Orleans, passed away at 6:30 AM on December 13, 2021 at her residence.

She was born January 6, 1950 in New Castle, IN, the daughter of John and Maggie McFadden. She married Lowell Allen and he survives.

She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Southeastern Cherokee Council Inc., Northern Chickamauga Indians, American Hereford Association and Dexter Cattle Association. She was a Girl Scout Leader for six years and worked at Visteon for many years. Diana graduated from Needmore High School, class of 1968.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Tracy (Jason) Lounsbery of Morgantown, Misty (John) Swayer of Orleans; one son, William James (Carrie) Blackwell of Bedford; nine grandchildren and two brothers, Lee and Joe McFadden.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of the cremation services and the family is having a visitation at the Tulip St. Christian Church in Mitchell from 4:00 to 5:00 PM with service at 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 with Thomas Bostic officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Lewis D. Williams

May 30, 1932 — Dec. 11, 2021

Lewis D. Williams passed away on December 11, 2021.

He was born May 30, 1932 in Trimbill, Nebraska, the son of Norman and Marie (Strange) Williams.  He married Maralee (Collins) Williams on July 25, 1951 and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2016.

He was a member of the Mount Horeb Baptist church. He was ordained in the ministry in 1971 and pastored at Gulletts Creek Baptist Church and Spice Valley Baptist Church. He worked at Crawford-Morris Lumber in Orleans and was an estimator at Reynolds for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Bobby (Karen) Williams of Collierville, TN and Jeff (Christy) Williams of Williams, IN; seven grandchildren, Jeff (Lora) Williams, Maranda (Troy) Mathews, Athena (Johnny) Hohenberg, Jonathan (Dorothy) Williams, Steven (Rachel) Williams, Todd (Patty) Williams, Heather (Chris) Judah and Matt (Alana) Judah; fifteen great grandchildren, Ethan, Lewis, Cole, Carly, Evelyn, Owen, Harper, Avery, Harrison, Pete, Kalub, Bobbie, Antjuan, Kiley, Izzy and three siblings, Reverend Michael (Nancy) Williams; Tom (Sue) Williams and Mary Alice (Denzil) Chisham.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter Julianne Judah, one son, Steven Douglas Williams, one son-in-law, Pete Judah; seven siblings, Norma Jean Cundiff, Gilbert Williams, Larry Williams, Paul Williams, Harold Williams, Ruth Dennis and Bill Williams.

The funeral will be at 10:30 AM on December 17, 2021 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans will Reverends Bobby Williams, Jeff Williams and Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International or Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Dec. 14, 2021

Janet Ann Bishop

Oct. 20, 1946 — Dec. 10, 2021

Janet Ann Bishop, 75, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with her family by her side.

Born October 20, 1946, in Bonnie, Illinois, she was the daughter of Reverend Chester A. and Bernice N. (Adams) Taylor. She married Danny W. Bishop December 5, 1997.

Janet went to Anderson College to become a teacher, and was previously employed at the Mitchell Community Library. She loved her grandkids, great-grandkids, and family gatherings. Janet enjoyed music, reading, cooking, gardening, and Elvis. She was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. No. 9107 Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Danny W. Bishop of Mitchell; children, Tammy Wright of Bedford, Tonya Carroll of Medora, Lewis (Heidi) Johnson of Terre Haute; step daughter, Kimberly (Nathan) Canada of Wheelersburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Adam (Nick) Vestor-Wright, Amber (Michael) Sciscoe, Bryan (Jenn) Johnson, Heather Penrose, Latosha Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Shayla Johnson, Sabrinalee Johnson, and Paige Penrose; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Brenda Smith, Akron, Ohio, Joy (Danny) Sloane, Streator, Illinois, Betty (Robert) Schaffers of Remlap, Alabama, Aaron Taylor of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Her parents and three grandchildren preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Darin Bowlen officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Mitchell Community Center following the service.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Nueva L Oldham

July 31, 1931 — Dec. 10, 2021

Nueva started her life in Hanson, Kentucky, born to Harry O and Nell Craig Holloman

She married George Hubert Oldham on February 18, 1950, and moved with him to live and work on a 850 -acre farm outside Bedford, Indiana, that they owned with Maurice and Sue Oldham.

On the farm she raised three children, and later became grandmother and great-grandmother. Nueva was a faithful member of Hillcrest Christian Church. She was proud of her family and cherished her friendships.

Nueva loved quilting and other needlework. She enjoyed shopping for fabrics and creating special quilt projects. She worked to create a cozy, country home.

She leaves behind her children: Linda (Mike) Kluesner, Janet (David) Snyder, Brian (Anita) Oldham. Seven grandchildren: Chris (Michelle) Kluesner, Jeremy Kluesner, Kyle (Katherine) Snyder, Amy (Michael) Bates, Kayla (Nate) Hammitt, Jarret (Anna) Oldham, Grant (Alora) Oldham, seven great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband George Hubert, parents, and her brother, Jon Holloman.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 15th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hillcrest Christian Church or a favorite charity.

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

Karlene F. Giddens

June 19, 1949 — Dec. 10, 2021

Karlene F. Giddens, 72 passed away on Friday December 10, 2021 at Franciscan Hospice Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Born June 19, 1949 in Bedford she was the daughter of Carl and Helen (Jenkins) Cazee. She married Dennis Rainey and he preceded her in death. She married her husband Jeff Giddens in 1988. She was an active member of the following Fraternal orders, Moose Lodge, Eagles, VFW 6978.

What she loved most in life was her FAMILY!

Survivors include Husband Jeff Giddens of Greenwood, IN, son Dennis Rainey and wife Aimee of
Bedford, IN, daughter Melinda Hart and husband Tom of Whiteland, IN, stepson Pat Giddens and wife Jenny of Whiteland, IN. 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two brothers; Robert Cazee of Oolitic, IN, Ronnie Cazee and wife Cheryl of Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, first husband Dennis Rainey, brother Kenneth Cazee, sister Mona Bates, son Carl Cazee and stepson Owen Giddens.

Funeral services will be conducted at Day Carter in Bedford IN at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 21st with Pastor Reno Bates officiating. Burial will be following at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday December 20th from 11:00 o’clock AM until the hour of service.

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

Lee Alan Schmid

Feb. 03, 1943 — Dec. 11, 2021

Lee Alan Schmid, 79, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born February 3, 1943, in Vancouver, Washington, he was the son of Andrew and Laura (Stoll) Schmid. He married Joanne Dreier April 11, 1964, and she preceded him in death June 29, 2004.

Lee retired from Mitchell Brothers Trucking. He made bird houses and bird feeders and was an avid woodworker. Lee was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his son, Gregory Alan (Amy) Schmid of Bedford; daughter, Tracy (Larry) Weston of Battle Ground, Washington; grandchildren, Shantina (Sam) Fox, Shyann (John) Carter, Shayla (Brandon) Gilmour, and Tyler Schmid; great-grandchildren, Juniper Fox, Max Fox, Benjamin Carter, Olivia Carter, Grace Gilmour, and Scarlett Gilmour.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Howard Schmid and Marian Schmid, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver, Washington.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Elizabeth Burgess

Aug. 29, 1938 — Dec. 11, 2021

Elizabeth Burgess, 83, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Liz was born August 29, 1938 in Martin County. She attended Crossroads Community Church. She retired from W. F. Meyers and went on to serve on the Lawrence County Housing Authority for many years.

Liz loved her family more than life itself but loved God even more and instilled her love for God in her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Vida (Cornwell) Bridges, step-father Bruno Erdmann, brothers, Winfred (Bud) Bridges and his wife Bonnie, Ray Bridges and his wife, Dorothy and Ralph Bridges, her sister, Marie Flynn and her husband George, Great Grandson, Benjamin Perry, Great Granddaughters, Kaitlynn Burgess, Addison and Alannah Burgess.

She is survived by her children, Sherry Mitchell, Kevin Burgess and Bradley Burgess and wife Tammy, brother, Donald Bridges, sister, Sherry Peck and husband Ronnie and sister-in-law, Kathy Bridges, ten grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nine nieces and ten nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Tim Magnus officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

William Henry Reynolds

March 27, 1942 — Dec. 13, 2021

William Henry Reynolds, 79, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born March 27, 1942, in Mitchell, he was the son of Walter and Margaret (Tincher) Reynolds.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his son, Sean E. Spencer of Bloomington.

His parents and sister, Patricia Cook, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Thomas E. Moseley

Nov. 21, 1963 — Dec. 12, 2021

Thomas E. Moseley, 58, of Bedford, died at his residence on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Born November 21, 1963 in Lewisburg, Missouri, he was the son of Delores (Day) Ladd. He married Sherry King on May 14, 1988 and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a Laborer previously working for the Bloomington Transit. He was a referee and manager for MCIW Wrestling. Thomas was a caring and compassionate man, who was passionate about his wrestling job and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry of Bedford; three children, Erica Boruff and husband Steve, Kimberly Fike, and Travis Moseley, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Dakota Hedge, Skylar Hedge, Makiya Boruff, Shawna Case; three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his mother; brothers, Jerry and Troy; sisters, Marti and Shirley.

There will be a celebration of life at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Friday at the mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Friends and family can express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Maxine Todd

March 13, 1932 — Dec. 11, 2021

Maxine Todd, 89, of Bedford went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 A.M. Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Born March 13, 1932 in Greene County to Homer and Alverta (Flake) Abrams.  Maxine was a Nursing Assistant at Bloomington Hospital; she was also a homemaker and a member of the 11th Street Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church in Bloomington. Maxine married Ernie Todd on May 14, 1950 and he preceded her in death in 2019.

Maxine is survived by her son Robert (Anne) Todd of Bedford; granddaughters April Haskett (Bryce) of Bedford, Rachel Guthrie (Troy) of Ellettsville and Amanda Flynn (Adam) of Bedford. Grandchildren, Luke Haskett, Olivia Stephens, Grace & Eva Haskett, Brandt Guthrie, Coleson, Case, & Caylee Stiles, Nick, Eli, Bella and Knox Flynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Grace Carmichael, Myrtle Bland, Anna Goad, Dorothy Newman, Esther Norris, Dona Smith and Laura Jones; her brother Amos “Bud” Abrams and granddaughter Abigail Nicole Guthrie.

Maxine is also survived by several nieces and nephews that were like brothers and sisters to her.

The family would like to thank Stonebridge Health Campus Staff and Southern Care Hospice for the loving care of our mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be from 11 A.M. on Tuesday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Michael Douglas and Troy Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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

Patrica Mary (Lealos) Peters

May 10, 1947 — Dec. 13, 2021

Patrica Mary (Lealos) Peters, died December 13, 2021, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 10, 1947 in Bedford, she was the daughter of James Lealos and Mary Holmes Lealos. She was a graduate of Fayeteville High School class of 1965. She married Donald Peters on October 5, 1973 and he survives. She retired from NSWC Crane as a travel agent with PSD travel for over 20 years. Pat enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and travelling.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Donald P. Peters; daughters, Lydia (Phil) Sanders, Susie (Robert) Warren, Bridgett (Ryan) Manson, and Kimberly Woods (Josh Lane); grandchildren, Jon M. Sanders, Amanda J. Hudson, Sami J. Bailey, Thomas R. Porter, River J. Warren, Nathan J. Porter, Justice M. Woods, Kaitlyn J. Woods, Parker J. Warren, Kole A. Pullen; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Meadows and Karen Banks (Dana).

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Josiah S. Peters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jason Lefler officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from Noon until the hour of service Friday, all at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Dec. 13, 2021

Jack Alan Kress

March 18, 1941 — Dec. 10, 2021

Jack Alan Kress was 80 years old when he passed away on December 10, 2021, in Bedford, IN with his loving wife by his side.

Born on March 18, 1941, in Terre Haute, IN to Jack and Anna Kress, he was raised in Linton, IN where he met and married the love of his life, Donna (Chapman). They would raise two sons, David and Curtis.

Jack was a Boilermaker through and through, having graduated from Purdue University with an engineering degree. He went on to work for NASA and was a part of the Apollo 8 mission. After that, he landed at NSWC Crane where he spent over two decades. After retiring from Crane, he then worked several more years with Tekla, a contractor for the government.

Coming from a line of Freemasons, he was a member of Mitchell Lodge No. 228. He was also an active member of the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club and helped raise thousands of dollars for children’s hospitals. He loved playing the keyboard for the church, and he held a special fondness for the pipe organ.

Anyone who knew Jack knew that he had a bit of a mischievous streak, but it was all in good fun. There’s no doubt that all of his friends were pranked by him at some point, just as there’s no doubt that his grandkids would continue to receive wet willies no matter how old they got.

A major part of Jack’s life was his Faith, and he credited his wife, Donna, for leading him on the path to God. It was that Faith that allowed him to face death with such grace and courage. He knew that he was heading toward his New Home, and he couldn’t wait to find out what he would see when he arrived.

Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna; brother, Thomas Kress; younger son, Curtis Kress; five beloved grandchildren, Kristen Kress, Callie Noble, Donald Teague, Morgan Hill, and Rebecca Weber; and twelve great-grandchildren who he adored, Wyatt and Willow Weber, Jacob, Emily, and Mara Noble, Gracelyn, Tucker, Jude, and Arrington Teague, and Tatym, Tynlee, and Holden Hill. He has one more on the way, Waverly, who he was so excited to meet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older son, David.

A service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at Day & Carter Funeral Home in Bedford. The family will receive visitors from 9:00 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jack’s name to the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club or any other community charitable organization of your choice.

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

Virginia Sue Godsey

Jan. 20, 1941 — Dec. 09, 2021

Virginia Sue Godsey gained her Angel Wings on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at her residence with her husband of 63 years, Denzil “Ray” Godsey at her side. Sue or “Bundy” as many people called her, married the love of her life, Denzil Ray Godsey on October 4, 1958.

Sue has five children, Anthony Lee Godsey, Denzil Ray (Cathy) Godsey, Jr., Teresa Lynn Godsey-Ault, Edgar David (Gina) Godsey and Stephan Eric (Jeana) Godsey. She was preceded in death by her chosen son, William H. “Billy” Tincher. She has 13 grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Sue was the daughter of Edward Clinton Bundy, Sr., and Francis Madeline Cochran Bundy. She has two brothers, Gerald K. Summitt and Ronald “Randy” Summitt. She was proceded in death by four sisters, Kay Francis Saunders, Betty Jean Little, Victoria S. Tabor and Rose Marie Davis.

Sue was a very loving and compassionate woman who always put her family first. She loved to sing in church and considered Burgoon Baptist Church her home church. She was always quick to greet you with her beautiful smile and kind words. Everyone who knew her, loved her.

Viewing will be Friday, December 17, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Burgoon Baptist Church with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. that day. Pastor and her brother-in-law, Rev. Harold Godsey, will conduct the services with burial immediately following at Burgoon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Any donations may be sent to Teresa Godsey Ault, 140 Glory Lane, Bedford, Indiana, 47421.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with Sue’s care and services.

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

Angelia Marie Johnson

Aug. 24, 1949 — Dec. 10, 2021

Angelia Marie Johnson, 72, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born August 24, 1949, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Agnes (Bentley) Casey. She married Eddie D. Johnson August 11, 1967.

Angelia retired from Visteon and was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her husband, Eddie Johnson of Mitchell; daughters, Tammy R. (Thomas) Petersen of Woodstock, Georgia, Kelly (Timothy) Cundiff of Mitchell; grandchildren, Isabella Petersen, Molly Petersen, Gaige Kline, and Garrett Drake; brother, Jerry Casey of Shepherdsville, Kentucky.

Her parents and siblings, Donnie Bentley, Ronnie Casey, and Montana Karr, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Marileigh “Holly” Foster

Dec. 10, 1952 — Dec. 07, 2021

Marileigh “Holly” Foster, 68, of Bloomington, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at her home. She was born on December 10, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the daughter of Roger and Laverne (Jacobs) Faherty.

Holly graduated from Indiana University, having obtained her master’s degree in Education. She taught special education students for 34 years at Dollens Elementary, in the North Lawrence School System. Holly volunteered and taught with PALS, a horse-riding therapy program. She loved all activities that involved horseback riding, 4H, and exercising; especially step-aerobics. Holly was a social butterfly who enjoyed having coffee or lunch with her friends. Her most treasured times were spent with her children, grandchildren, and her dog Scout.

Holly is survived by her husband of 41 years, James “Jim” Foster; children, Michael (Katherine) Foster and Alicia (Kris) Gjemre; grandchildren, Morgan, Eloise, and Otto; nephews, Matt Mooney, and Mark Mooney; and nieces, Marni Meunier and Meghan Parys.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Maribeth Mooney.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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

Dec. 12, 2021

Linda Sue Gray

May 08, 1950 — Dec. 09, 2021

Linda Sue Gray, 71, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born May 8, 1950, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Matilda Goble “MG Buck” and Charolette Ruth (Hall) Houtchings. She married Gary Smith July 13, 2018, and he preceded her in death April 7, 2019.

Linda was a 1968 graduate of Eastern Greene High School and loved the outdoors and fishing. She was of the Christian faith.

Surviving are her sons, Karl Edward (Ami) Payton of Mitchell, Kenneth Robert (Dorothea Endicott) Thompson of Mitchell; fiancé, Stanley Eitutis of Radcliff, Kentucky; brother, James Franklin (Loretta) Houtchings of Needmore.

Her parents and siblings, Matilda Ruth Kidd, Edna Sears, Milldred Jean New, and Robert Houtchings, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Following cremation, burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jessy R. Blackerby

Aug. 21, 1960 — Dec. 10, 2021

Jessy R. Blackerby, 61, of Mitchell, passed away on December 10, 2021 at IU Health Bedford.

He was born August 21, 1960 in Mitchell, IN, the son of Nelson “Bud” Blackerby and Betty Lou (Wells) Garrison. He married Debbie (Sloan) Blackerby on April 27, 1986.

He was a member of Bride of Christ Fellowship. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed at MPP and previously worked at Paoli INC.

He was survived by his wife of Mitchell; mother of Mitchell, one brother, Richard (Angie) Blackerby of Mitchell; one sister, Patty (Robert) Hatsler of Paoli and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Debra Jean Blackerby and one nephew, Greg Vaught.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Bride of Christ Fellowship in Mitchell with Greg Isom, Jerry Allen and Jim Russell all officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post 69.
Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

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

Condolences may be offered at www.ochstetrick.net

Randy E. Gofourth

Feb. 15, 1964 — Dec. 10, 2021

Randy E. Gofourth, age 57, of Livonia, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at his mother’s home in Mitchell.

Randy was born February 15, 1964, in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was a graduate of West Washington High School, Class of 1982 and was a labor union brick layer. Randy loved music and playing guitar.

Randy is survived by two sons: Brandon Gofourth of Salem and Chance Hublar of New Albany, his mother: Anna Belle Reed Halbert of Mitchell, six brothers: Kenneth Tincher of Wenatchee, Washington, Greg Tincher of Campbellsburg, Bradley Tincher (Misty) of Salem, Paul Tincher (Tiffany) of Mitchell, Bobby Tincher of Fredericksburg, and Phillip Tincher of Mitchell, a sister: Sharon Phillips (Mark) of Springville, Indiana, 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents: Earl and Vivian Gofourth and two brothers: Ralph Tincher and Rickey Tincher.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 6PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2PM-time of service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Dec. 11, 2021

Glenda Sue Hearth

Jan. 09, 1949 — Dec. 09, 2021

Glenda Sue Hearth, 72, of Bedford and formerly of Springville, went home to be with the Lord at 5:45 am on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Born January 9, 1949, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lavern and Pauline (Thompson) Coursey. She was a graduate of the Oolitic High School with the class of 1967. She married Ralph Nelson Hearth on March 20, 1969, and he preceded her in death.

She retired from NWSC Crane after 38 years of service and worked at SICIL for 6 years. She volunteered at Stonebridge Health Campus for 7 years where she enjoyed spending time with the elderly, making them feel they were the most important people on earth. She was a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church where she loved all her Christian family. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Sue is survived by her mother, Pauline Coursey, of Springville; three sons, Bryon Hearth and wife, Debbie, and Rick Hearth, and wife, Heather, all of Bedford, and Bill Hearth and wife, Liese, of Bolingbrook, IL; four grandchildren, Jeremy Hearth and wife, Lorene, of Springville, Kristen (Hearth) Terry and husband, Zach, of Bedford, Kelsi Hearth, of Bloomington, and Jesse Hearth, of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Jon, Easton, and Annadean Hearth, all of Springville and one great-granddaughter, Emerson Grace Terry, due in March 2022; a sister, Carol Strunk, of FL; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, her husband, two brothers, Jack and Mike Coursey; her grandparents, Rathmiel and Vangie Thompson and Emery and Stella Coursey; a grandson, Jason Hearth; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn Ann-Marie Hearth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Larry Hawkins and Jesse Hearth officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery with dinner being served, immediately after, at the church. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, December 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Richard Dean “Dick” Kinser

Dec. 02, 1934 — Dec. 09, 2021

Richard Dean “Dick” Kinser, 87, of Heltonville, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021, at his residence.

He was born December 2, 1934, in Lawrence County, to Zanford and Margaret Martin Kinser. He married Sharon R. Norman on July 3, 1954, and she survives.

Dick retired from General Motors and was a member of Meadows Community Church.

Surviving to cherish Dick’s memory are his wife, Sharon; four daughters, Wanda Fender, Beverly Nelson, Debra Kinser and Sherry Johnson; one son, Jimmy (Rhonda) Kinser; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ann (Gordon) Hunt; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dick in death were his parents; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Kinser; one granddaughter, Tonya Fender; three sisters, Katherine Chastain, Nancy Sowders and LaVern Fountain; and one brother, Gene Kinser.

Funeral services for Dick will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Meadows Cemetery, Heltonville. Visitation hours will be from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Dec. 10, 2021

John David Livingston

March 16, 1939 — Dec. 09, 2021

John David Livingston, 82, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 am on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Center.

Born March 16, 1939, he was the son of John and Ola (Wray) Livingston. He married Sharon Laverne Elkins.

He was a factory worker at M. Fine & Sons and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include nephews and nieces, William Hicks, Timmy Hicks, Carla Siedl, and Sammy Hicks; a great-nephew, Kyle Hicks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Amber Elaine George; a brother, Billy Spaulding and a sister, Norma Jean Hicks.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, December 13th at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. No visitation hours are scheduled.

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

Dec. 09, 2021

Philip L. Pfeiffer

Sept. 26, 1948 — Dec. 06, 2021

Philip L. Pfeiffer came into this world on September 26, 1948, and went home to be with his Heavenly Father on December 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Phil grew up in Washington, NJ, where he spent his early years farming his uncle’s land. He graduated from Washington High School in 1967. After High School, Phil was drafted to Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for bravery.

Once home, he married the love of this life, Geraldine. They went on to raise a daughter and start a thriving business in Bedford, IN. Phil founded and ran Phedcomm with his wife for the last 26 years. Disney was his second love and he looked forward to those yearly vacations; those memories he held close to him and were some of his fondest. Those who knew Phil, knew his gruff, no bones demeanor; if it was on his mind, he let you know. However, you also knew that he had a heart of gold and would do anything for you. Phil had no friends; you were all family to him and all of you held a place in his heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Geraldine Pfeiffer; daughter and son-in-law, Royce and Phyllis Keeling; grandson and his pride and joy, Kadon Keeling; nephews who were like his sons and their families, Joseph and Rosalia Jurkivo (Joseph, Gianna, Bianca), Ryan Concilio, Michael Concilio and Jackie (Ellianna); sister-in-law, Marlene Jurkivo; his dear family friend who was like a son and his wife, Ryan and Julie Sullivan; as well as many cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Morgan, and stepfather, Earnest Morgan.

Visitation for Phil will be Monday, December 13, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Phil’s name to Tunnels to Towers or any charitable organization of your choosing.

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

Earl Lincoln Padgett

Feb. 12, 1936 — Dec. 04, 2021

Earl Lincoln Padgett, 85, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 3:40 a.m.

Born February 12, 1936, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ollis and Lilly M. (Davis) Padgett. He married Velma Ritchison on March 14, 1959.

Earl retired from Lehigh Cement Company and served on the Mitchell Fire Department 28 years. He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and Gulf Coast Church of Fort Myers. Earl was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School and an avid IU fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Velma Padgett of Fort Myers, Florida; daughter, Tamara Lee of Florence, South Carolina and son-in-law, Randy Lee; grandsons, Jonathon Lee of Bedford, Indiana and his daughter, Alexis, Juston Lee of Spanish Fort, Alabama and his wife Cara, and their children, Danielle, Josiah, Willow and Beau

His parents and brother, Robert, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Church of Christ

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dec. 08, 2021

Vicki L. (Ryan) Sowders

Jan. 30, 1954 — Dec. 04, 2021

Vicki L. (Ryan) Sowders, 67, Bedford, died Saturday at her residence. She was born January 30,1954 in Richmond, IN. to Bob and Joan (Norris) Ryan.

She is survived by her husband Mike Sowders, sharing 50 years together, children: Michael Sowders, Michelle (Mike) Starnes and Jamie (Kim) Sowders, brothers: Walter (Karen) Ryan and Tracy (Dawn) Ryan, sister Robin Ryan (Jeff), grandchildren: Michael (Ashley) Sowders, Breston Sowders, James Sowders, Treston Sowders, Jenna Sowders and Becca Sowders great grandchildren: Wyatt and Waylon Sowders (She lived for these two boys, they were the love of her life), step-father Bill Gross and sister-in-law Nancy (Mark) Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father Bob Ryan, step-mother Emma (June) Ryan, sister-in-law Virginia Sowders, brothers-in-law: Larry Sowders, Terry Sowders and Rick Hanks, nephews: Brian Sowders and Cody Sowders and niece Rhonda Sowders.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday and from 10am till service time at noon Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Burial will follow at Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery with Brother Michael Nicholson officiating.

Janet S. Jeffries

Aug. 06, 1935 — Dec. 04, 2021

Janet S. Jeffries, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 12:33 pm, on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born August 6, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Kelsie and Pauline (Canada) Fitzgerald. She married Glenn Jeffries and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2003. She had worked at RCA and retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital after 22 years in the laundry department.

Survivors include a son, Terry Henderson and wife, Tammy, of Bedford; a brother, Eddie Wayne Fitzgerald and wife, Gaye, of Bedford; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Kevin Jeffries and a daughter, Cheri Hayes.

A private burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

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

Dec. 07, 2021

Larry Dale Eagan

Dec. 29, 1943 — Dec. 04, 2021

Larry Dale Eagan, 77, of Williams, passed away at 2:45 pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 29, 1943, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Ora and Ethel (Lewis) Eagan. He married Saundra White on January 29, 1965. Shortly thereafter, he entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he served as a combat engineer and demolition specialist. He retired after forty years at General Motors, and was a member of U.A.W. Local #440. He coached boys’ youth basketball, girls’ basketball and softball for many years. He was also an avid I.U. fan and loved fishing and sports. Above all else, he loved his family and left a legacy of unconditional love.

Survivors include his wife, Saundra, of Williams; two daughters, Stephanie Stewart and husband, Andy, of Anderson, and Staci Morgan and husband, Brett, of Williams; grandchildren, Nik Stewart and his significant other, Sam Skalski, Taylor Stewart and her significant other, Shane Hazelwood Jr., Jeremy Morgan, Olivia Morgan, Rachel Morgan, and Anna Morgan; great-grandchildren, Camden Hazelwood, Evalynn Hazelwood, and Dalton McNally and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; Alphalee, Gene, James, William, Marvadean, Leroy, Charles, Roberta, Loren, and Dean Eagan.

A Celebration of his life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 11th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Nathan Bailey and Honorary Minister Kenny Walden officiating. If you are unable or choose not to attend the service, the family will understand. Masks are not required but will be available along with hand sanitizer. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 am until the hour of service on Saturday, at the church. Please send remembrances and pictures to Saundra in care of Day & Carter Mortuary, P.O. Box 905, Bedford, IN 47421

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions be made to Agape House in Bedford at www.agapekidshouse.com or mail checks to P.O. Box 1373, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Thomas Blankenship

March 25, 1943 — Dec. 04, 2021

Thomas Blankenship, age 78, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at I.U. Health, Bedford, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Blankenship served as Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy for 22 years. He was a life-time member of the NRA and a member of the Outdoor Sportsman Club of Mitchell. In addition, he was a UAW member and a member of the American Legion.

Thomas enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and hunting.

Born on March 25, 1943, at his home in Bloomington, he was the son of Evan Thomas and Elnora Mickel Blankenship, both of whom preceded him in death. On September 22, 1962, in Canada, he married Dorothy L. Willson, and she survives in Bedford.

Survivors also include one son, Lee A. Blankenship of Bedford; two daughters: Tammy (Scott) Trowbridge of Bedford, and Tanya S. (Darin) Anderson of Mitchell; two sisters: Delores B. Edmondson of Alabama, and Barbara Long of Arizona; six grandchildren: Stormi Leahy, Misty Ashley, Nicole Erwin, Brandon Blankenship, Dilan Wilkerson, and Dalton Wilkerson; and seven great-grandchildren: David, Brice, Sierra, Domnici, Rebekah, Joshua, and Hayden.

Besides his parents, Thomas was also preceded in death by one son, Jason Blankenship; one sister, Reva Beavers; one brother, Denny Blankenship; and one brother-in-law, Tommy Beavers.

Funeral services for Thomas Blankenship will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Pastor Mitchell McIntyre officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon on Thursday, December 9, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

Military honors will be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Vets 7.

Memorials may be given to Donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff of Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com

Jeremy Loyd “Arkansas” Blackwell

March 02, 1980 — Nov. 25, 2021

Jeremy Loyd “Arkansas” Blackwell age 41 of Bedford passed away in Bloomington at 10:32 AM on November 25, 2021. He was born to Lorna Blackwell in St. Louis, Missouri on March 2, 1980, he was disabled.

He is survived by his mother, Lorna Blackwell Lloyd of Bedford; children, Willow Blackwell and Jake Bourne of Indiana; brother, Benjamin (Jennifer) Koch of Bloomington; seven nieces and nephews, Audrey Blackwell, Gracie Blackwell, Jason Blackwell II all of Bedford, Nevaeh Clouse of Bloomington, Izayah Koch, Azriella Koch, and Zariya Koch all of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jason Blackwell; step-father, Ronnie Lloyd; grandparents, Loyd and Wanda Blackwell; uncle, Dennis Blackwell.

Cremation was chosen, with a memorial service for Jeremy and Jason Blackwell, which will be held on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Knoll Apartment Community Building at 1105 West 3rd Street in Bloomington. Brother Ronnie Frost will be officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Gary Orville Grant

June 16, 1938 — Nov. 25, 2021

Due to the rise in Covid cases the Celebration of Life is being postponed to a later date when there will be less risk for large gatherings. We will make another announcement in the paper and or on Gary’s FB page for this event.

Dec. 06, 2021

James Marshall Clampitt

Oct. 29, 1948 — Nov. 30, 2021

James Marshall Clampitt, 73, of Mexico, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

James was born on October 29, 1948, in Bedford, Indiana, the son of James Francis and Luella (Manzenberger) Clampitt. On June 21, 1970, in Bedford, Indiana, he married Cora Mae Spore.

Mr. Clampitt served in the United States Air Force. He obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Indiana University. James worked as the CFO for several hospitals throughout the country until attending law school at the age of 50. After earning a M.S. in Public Policy and J.D. in Law from Regent University in Virginia, he practiced law for the remainder of his career. James was a member of Genesis Church and served as a Deacon. He was a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Audrain County Drug Court since 2007, and served as a Guardian ad Litem. Mr. Clampitt had also been a past member of the Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Clampitt of Mexico; son, Jim (Angie) Clampitt of Mexico; six grandchildren, Abby (Erik) Phillips of Columbia, James N. Clampitt of New Orleans, Maggie (Josh) Clampitt-Ward of Columbia, Ben Clampitt of Mexico, Darien Mills of Mexico, and Franny Rudasill of Mexico; four great-grandchildren, Lucas, Jackson and Christopher Phillips, and Riley Rudasill; one sister, Jane (John) Fansler of Bedford, Indiana; two brothers, Jerry (Tracey)Clampitt and Joseph (Tami) Clampitt, both of Bedford, Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Johnny Clampitt.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with military rites accorded at the graveside. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorial donations may be made to the Genesis Church General Fund. They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

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

Gary Lee Little

Oct. 11, 1966 — Dec. 03, 2021

Gary Lee Little, 55, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021, in French Lick.

Born October 11, 1966, in Paoli, he was the son of Walter H. “Stibe” and Sue Ann (Graves) Little. Gary had been employed 11 years at the French Lick Resort where he was a dedicated and well-liked employee. He enjoyed spending free time with his sons. Gary was an avid fan of the Colts and Braves and recently got to see the Braves win the World Series.

He was a 1984 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are his sons, Josh Little of Mitchell, Jacob Little of Mitchell; siblings, Lisa (Glenn) Coyle of Mitchell, Richard (Missy) Little of Mitchell, Amy Houshour of Mitchell, Lana Payton of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

The family has suggested contributions in his memory be sent to Jacob Little in care of Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Bonnie S. Clifton

Feb. 03, 1936 — Dec. 04, 2021

Bonnie S. Clifton, 85, of Needmore, died at her residence on Saturday morning, December 4, 2021.

Born February 3, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Stanley Raymond and Lorena (Keithley) Gilstrap. She married Robert H. “Bob” Clifton on December 23, 1956. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2011.

Surviving are four sons, Robert J. “Bob” (Jill) Clifton of Martinsville, Brian (Lora) Clifton of Stanford, Christopher Clifton of Judah and Kyle Clifton of Needmore. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and another due in March. There are two sisters, Juanita Thomas and Betty Jo Brown, both of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Gayle Gilstrap of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five sisters, Oweeta “Weetie” Flinn, Helen Sovern, Jean Horner, Nellie Allen and Virginia Tweedy Durr; and three brothers, Robert “Bob” Gilstrap, Raymond Junior Gilstrap and Lawrence Edward Gilstrap. She was preceded also by two sisters in infancy and a daughter-in-law, Michelle (Hawkins) Bottorff.

Bonnie grew up in Leesville and was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School, where she was her class secretary and class salutatorian. She attended Nurse’s Training at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She worked at RCA in Bloomington and became a homemaker after getting married. She aspired to write children’s books and also sold Amway and Mason’s Shoes with her husband. Saved at a young age, she taught Sunday School for over 50 years, guiding many young people to the Lord.

Bonnie was a member of Fairview Community Church and also attended Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. She was known for her persimmon puddings and crochet items, including dish towels. She loved to garden, mushroom hunt, sew and was an avid Euchre player. Her family was the joy and light of her life. She enjoyed meeting new people and never met a stranger.

Visitation for Bonnie will be at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and from noon until the 1:00 p.m. service on Friday at Fairview Community Church, Bedford, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Community Church.

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

Dec. 05, 2021

Janice Diane Reynolds

June 29, 1959 — Dec. 02, 2021

Janice Diane Reynolds, 62, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021, at her home.

Born June 29, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Carl Eugene “Gene” and Eleda (Watterson) Reynolds.

Diane graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977, received a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University School of Nursing in 1982, and was a registered nurse. She attended the Restoration Church of the Nazarene. Diane enjoyed her cats and gardening.

Survivors include her brother, Danny Eugene (Ada) Reynolds of Mitchell; her faithful companion, Sam Miller of Mitchell; and his grandchildren Jakob, Bayleigh, Samuel Adam, and Sarah Miller.

Her parents and infant sister, Martha Jean Reynolds, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Gary Pate officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dec. 04, 2021

Gary Orville Grant

June 16, 1938 — Nov. 25, 2021

Gary Orville Grant, 83 of Bedford Indiana passed away on the 25th of November at the Bedford Hospital. He was born on June 16, 1938 in Norfolk NY .

Gary attended school in Jersey City then answered the call to join the United States Army where he served from 1955 to 1958 and was involved in the Korean conflict. Gary was employed for 36 years at General Motors. From 1961- 1987 he was in upstate NY. He then transferred to Bedford Indiana and retired from GM in 1996. When so many of the transferees from New York made their way back, Gary stayed and called Bedford his home.

Gary kept busy during his 25 years of retirement with many hobbies. He enjoyed designing, building, and flying model airplanes. He even built a flying field on his land. This also served as a 9 hole backyard golf course for anyone that wanted to whack some balls and weren’t to obsessed with a score. Gary also had passion for restoring cars of the 50’s along with metal detection, he got a thrill when the beep turned out to be a coin he could put into his collection.

In 2003 Gary built the Little Grantville Bluegrass building. Which was open weekly for Jam sessions along with 2 big annual Jamborees, free to all to come and enjoy. The past few years he could be found driving abound taking photos of old barns. He then put pencil to paper and created amazing works of art with his drawings.

Gray was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his parents Orville Gerald Grant and Jessie Irene (Colby) Grant of Norfolk NY.,  and his brother John Grant. Gary’s 29 year marriage in 1964 to Marilyn Hall ended in divorce.

Gary is survived by his Sisters, Jacqueline (Grant) O’Keefe and Janice (Grant) Norton of Massena;  Sons,  Lester William Grant and Louis Richard Grant of Bedford, David Alex Grant of Massena, NY, and Jason Edward and his wife Aimee Grant of Bedford, IN;  Grandchildren,  Dustin Grant, Craig Grant, Raegan Grant, Breanna Grant, Ellie Grant and Taigan Edwards along with Great Grandchild, Teresa Edwards and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of Life on Saturday December 11th 2021 at 1pm at the Little Granville Bluegrass building at Gary’s home at 362 Shawswick School Rd in Bedford. Bring your instruments and have a jam session in his honor. In lieu of flower or gifts you are welcome to bring a dish to share with Gary’s family and friends.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Benjamin DuBray Hall

May 10, 1989 — Dec. 01, 2021

Benjamin DuBray Hall, 32, originally of Bedford, Ind., passed away on December 1, 2021.

Born May 10, 1989 to Damon Scott Hall and Kimberly Diane (Fish) Hall, he married Sanaz Faryadras on July 3, 2019 and she survives along with their daughter Statira Rose Hall, born April 19, 2021.

He worked as an optical engineer and was known as a loving, intelligent man with a gentle soul and a sense of humor. An honors graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Physics and Master’s of Science in Optical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the latter was a dual degree from Seoul National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea. Through his studies, he co-published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including The Minor Planet Bulletin and Optics Express around the topics of asteroids and engineering. As a collegiate athlete, he was a competitive swimmer and avid runner who loved the outdoors.

He was a great father who was so excited to welcome daughter Statira into this world. Loved by many, he is survived by his wife Sanaz Faryadras of Orlando, Fla., father and mother Damon and Kimberly (Fish) Hall of Bedford, and sister Alafair Hall of Los Angeles, Calif, aunts and uncles Mark and Starr Fish of Bedford, Jack and Brenda Sanders of Johnson City, Tenn., and Sam and Melissa Hall of Mount Vernon, Ind.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ray Samuel and Betty Jane Hall, and maternal grandparents Edward Dale “Bud” and Betty Fish.

He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Bedford. The family will hold a private service to honor Ben’s passing and he will be cremated and buried at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens in Bedford.

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

Ilah Mae Kern

June 12, 1924 — Dec. 01, 2021

Ilah Mae Kern, 97, of Bedford, went home at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 12, 1924, in Washington Co., KY, she was the daughter of Arthur and Viola (Byrd) Richardson. She married Glen Wilson Kern on February 7, 1944, and he preceded her in death on September 7, 1997. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Lynch and husband, Tony, of Williams; a son, Ronald Kern, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Kim (Lynch) Rainey and husband, Wesley, Cam Lynch and wife, Shechonia, David Kern and wife, Melanie, Michelle Wykoff and husband, Richard, Angela Johnson and husband, Eugene; nine great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Richardson, of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Jean Medley; three brothers, Earl, Cletus, and Ralph Richardson; a grandson, Brian Kern.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, December 6th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

Dorthea Mae Hilgeman Chase

May 12, 1925 — Nov. 11, 2021

Dorthea Mae Hilgeman Chase, died November 11, 2021 in Indianapolis at the age of 96.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Lloyd Chase; by their son, Dale John Chase; by her parents, Albert and Lillian Mae Brockriede Hilgeman; by her two brothers, Allen Eugene and Ellis Albert Hilgeman; and by her sister, Violet Jeanette Collins.  She is survived by her children, Daniel Owen Chase and Sarah Hannah Cesnik; grandson, Darian Chase; great-grandson, Oliver Morris Chase; and her sister, Connie Sue Frick.

Dorthea was born in Huntingburg, IN, May 12, 1925. She graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1943, and later worked in the photography studio of Irving Chase. She had an affinity for art and was soon in high demand as a photography colorist. (Color film was not commonly used for another 20 years.)  Dorthea married Homer in 1945. After their sons were born, they moved to Bedford, Indiana, where they began a photography business. However, the business didn’t grow fast enough to support their new family. Homer became a sawyer in Bedford’s famous limestone industry. Dorthea continued work as a photo colorist, and also became the bookkeeper for the East Lawrence Water Co.

They had a good life in Bedford. Homer was active in Scouting and the American Legion. Dorthea was an officer in the Auxiliary. They were charter members of the Lawrence County Rock Club, enjoying many rockhounding expeditions throughout the Midwest. Dorthea had extensive fossil and mineral collections. She was a charter member of the Lawrence County Art Association and also belonged to the Brown County Art Guild, the Brown County Art Gallery and Indiana Heritage Arts. Dorthea studied with Indiana artists: Al Todd of Bedford, Virginia Anders of Paoli, Fred Rigley of Nashville, Charles Crawford of Bedford, and Maryrose Wampler of Bloomington. Dorthea wrote that she “was also privileged to observe several very good Indiana artists at work.” These included Dwight D. Stienegher and Kay Pool of Nashville, Omar Seamon of Vincennes and Frank Hopper of Indianapolis.

In 1985, a few years after her husband Homer died, Dorthea moved to the Indianapolis neighborhood of Irvington to be closer to her daughter Sarah and her son Daniel. She joined the Arts League of Irvington and regularly attended the Indianapolis Opera. Dorthea was a member of Downey Avenue Christian Church, where she enjoyed Sunday School, worship service and volunteering at the church pantry.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at Downey Avenue Christian Church, Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. You are invited to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the church food pantry in Dorthea’s loving memory.

Please go to Dorthea’s obituary at www.shirleybrothers.com to see photos of Dorthea’s life and art.

James D. “Jim” Ray

Oct. 16, 1932 — Dec. 03, 2021

James D. “Jim” Ray age 89 of Bedford passed away on Friday December 3, 2021 at 1:38 Am at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born in Bloomington on October 16, 1932 to Clifford and Ruby (Hendricks) Ray. He married Shirley Sowders in 1987 and she survives.

Jim was a retired clerk with Kroger Grocery Company in Bedford and Bloomington, he was an US Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ray of Bedford, two daughters, Joanie (Chuck) Bowers of Michigan and Judy Ray of Michigan, four step-children, Sherri (Rick) Hoggatt of Bedford, Tina Dixon of Bedford, Suzanne Purdy of Bedford and Robert Purdy, Jr. of Bedford, three brothers, Bill Ray of Texas, Ronnie (Lorraine) Ray of Florida and David (Gayle) Ray of Bloomington, nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gary Ray, one daughter, Linda Worm, one sister, Phyllis Bradley, and four brothers, Clifford Ray, Jr., Tommy Ray, Malvin Ray and Larry Ray.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral home is entrusted with his care.

Dec. 03, 2021

Jackie “Jack” Wayne Conner

May 16, 1940 — Nov. 30, 2021

Jackie “Jack” Wayne Conner, 81, 0f Bedford, passed away on November 30, 2021.

Born on May 16, 1940, he was the son of Vada and Dorthy (Marsh) Conner. He married Nina Kennedy on May 23, 1959 and she survives.

Jack graduated from Bedford High School and was retired from General Motors having worked in maintenance. Jack was of the Christian faith and was known as a jokester and for his ability to tell tall tales.

Surviving are his wife, Nina; two daughters, Kim (Matt) Golden, Rhonda (Brian) Martin;
Two sons, Greg (Lisa) Conner, Gerry Conner; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings, Darrell (Fran) Conner, Jerry (Kay) Conner, Deloris Dugger and Mona Dobkins.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margie Henderson.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the service hour on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee.

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

Dec. 02, 2021

Alice Ann Blocksom

July 20, 1950 — Nov. 30, 2021

Alice Ann Blocksom, 71, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Bedford.

Born July 20, 1950, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Paul Edward and Alice Marie (Smedler) Byrley. She married Rickie Allen Blocksom August 17, 1968.

Alice retired from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. She loved making jewelry and crafting. Alice was an avid reader.

Survivors include her husband, Rick Blocksom of Mitchell and daughter, Nikki (Joseph) Stinson of Mitchell.

Her parents and sister, Carolyn Robertson, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, at Mitchell Cemetery with Jeremy Robertson officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Donald L. Stroud

Nov. 20, 1944 — Dec. 01, 2021

Donald L. Stroud, 77, of Tornado, WV, passed away on Wednesday, December 1st at Hubbard House in Charleston, WV.

Born November 20, 1944, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Curtis and Hazel (Hislip) Stroud. He married Margaret McFadden in 1991 and she preceded him in death in September 2020.

He was an electrician with Arch Coal. He was a graduate of Williams High School with the class of 1962 and was a member of the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Hubbard and husband, Rusty, of Lexington, IN; a son, Gary McFadden and wife, Heather, of Tornado, WV; six grandchildren, James Williams, of Charleston, WV, Matthew Williams and wife, Paige, of Lexington, IN, Dylan Adams and wife, Natalie, of Bloomington, IN, Cody McFadden, Chastin McFadden, and Lacie McFadden, all of Charleston, WV; several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three siblings, Mary Weeks, Robert Stroud, and Garrett Stroud.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm on Saturday, December 11th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Terry Dale Baker

March 31, 1958 — Dec. 01, 2021

Terry Dale Baker, 63, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at his sister’s residence in Mitchell.

Born March 31, 1958, in Bedford, he was the son of William Gurney and Ruth Evelyn (Cahill) Baker.

Terry attended Needmore High School and participated in basketball and track. He loved fishing, astronomy, watching the weather, and playing cards. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 654.

Terry was a member of the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his sisters, Rhoda Smith of Bedford, Doris Prewitt of Mitchell; nieces, Kaci Prewitt of Mitchell, Tessa Horton of Mitchell, Lois McGill of Chandler, Courtney Caudell of Columbus, and Tara Asbury of Mitchell; great niece and nephews, Clayton, Zoie, and Kaiden McKinney.

His parents and sister, Sana McGill, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Brenda Louise Blair

March 02, 1941 — Dec. 01, 2021

Brenda Louise Blair, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 2, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Homer and Audrey Evalou (Williams) Root. She married James Lyle Blair, Jr. May 26, 1972.

Brenda was a homemaker, a graduate of Bedford High School, and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. She was an avid reader, and cared for her grandchildren while they were growing up.

Surviving are her husband, Jim Blair of Bedford; children, Brian Edward (Rachel) Terry of Shoals, Barry (Patty) Terry of Livonia, Beth Terry of Mitchell, Jaime (Steve) Grissom of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Jones of Columbus.

Her parents; granddaughter, Leena Grissom; and siblings, Billy Root, Vernon Root, and Danny Root, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dec. 01, 2021

Alois B. Ely

June 23, 1931 — Nov. 29, 2021

Alois B. Ely, 90, of Oolitic, passed away at 11:00 pm on Monday, November 29, 2021, at her residence.

Born June 23, 1931, in Lee Co., VA, she was the daughter of Carter Lee and Hazel (Alsup) Yeary. She married Charles Ely and he preceded her in death.

She retired as an assembler at RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and Avoca Quilters.

Survivors include four brothers, Grover D.C. Yeary, Condy Wayne Yeary and wife, Jane, all of Bedford, Donald Ray Yeary and wife, Gloria, of Florida, and Charles Milburn Yeary and wife, Trish, of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters, Frances Johnson, and Wilma Sue Turner, and husband, Ted, all of Bedford; a son-in-law, James See, of Martinsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Rob and Jack Yeary and a daughter, Charlene Bernice See.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lewis Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 3rd and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Tracy Osborne

April 05, 1960 — Nov. 26, 2021

Tracy Osborne, 61, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born April 5, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Henry and Bettie (Daughrity) Osborne.

Tracy had been an electrician. He loved to tinker and could fix anything. Tracy was very funny and loved his dog, Duke.

Surviving are his children, Michael Osborne of Mitchell, Stephanie Osborne of Mitchell, Savannah Potter of Mitchell; mother, Bettie Osborne of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Terry Osborne of Mitchell, Valena Whitner of Bedford, Tim Osborne of Bedford, Vanessa Irwin of Mitchell, Joe Osborne of Mitchell.

His father preceded him in death.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Amber Elaine George

Dec. 22, 1952 — Nov. 27, 2021

Amber Elaine George, 68, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at her residence.

Born December 22, 1952, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John David and Sharon Laverne (Elkins) Livingston. She had worked at M. Fine & Sons.

Survivors include her father, John Livingston; cousins, William Hicks, Timmy Hicks, Carla Siedl, Sammy Hicks, and Kyle Hicks.

She was preceded in death by her mother and a son, Varian Slade George.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 2nd at Clover Hill Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled.

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

Carmon A. Butcher

Jan. 27, 1959 — Nov. 27, 2021

Carmon A. Butcher, 62 of Bedford passed away November 27, 2021 at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. She was born January 27, 1959 in Monroe County to Perry Lee Axsom and Martha Louise Cazee Axsom.

Carmon was a 1977 graduate of Bloomington High School South and worked with Cook Medical Devices. While she and husband didn’t belong to a particular church she was very proud to call herself a Christian.

She leaves behind her husband Danny L. Butcher of Bedford. Son Danny Lee Butcher and wife Amanda; grandchildren Cody Lee, Colton Waine and Josie Danielle Butcher; brother William Axsom and his wife Kathleen, sisters Sarah Siscoe and husband Dennis, Donna Smith and husband Bill, and Beth Ingram and partner Ben Ingram; niece Jennifer Hawkins and husband Jason, nephews Greg Carter, Ethan Smith and Nick Butcher, and nieces Ashley Blackwell, and Kim Carter.

She was predeceased by her parents and a nephew Ryan Carter.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday December 1, 2021 at 1:30PM at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37. Burial will follow in the Valhalla Memorial Gardens. Visitation will also be held at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory on Wednesday from 11:00AM to the time of the service at 1:30PM.

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

Alice Ann Blocksom

Alice Ann Blocksom, of Mitchell, 71, passed away November 30, 2021. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center are in charge of arrangements.

Cecil L. Weaver

 

Cecil L. Weaver, of Bedford, 92, passed away November 30, 2021. Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.

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