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Obituaries — February 2020

February 29, 2020

Robert L. Bochenek

Sept. 25, 1932 — Feb. 27, 2020

Robert L. Bochenek, age 87 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Glenn Park of Defiance.

He was born in Bedford, Indiana on September 25, 1932, the son of the late Casimir and Frieda (DePierre) Bochenek.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1950. He was accepted to attend G.M.I. in September, 1950 and graduated in 1954. Bob entered the U.S. Army in 1955. Upon leaving the services in 1956 he returned to GM in Bedford and started working in the lab. He was a member of the Bedford Jaycees and The Bedford Investment Club, and was an active member of the First Methodist Church for over 30 years.

In 1959 Bob was transferred to General Motors Powertrain in Defiance, where he worked as a Metallurgist until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Defiance Elks #147, and Grace Episcopal Church, where he served on the church vestry and various committees. Bob also worked in the Defiance County Alzheimer’s Group, and served for 25 years on the Republican Precinct Committee. He was a longtime member of the Defiance Athletic Boosters and the Purple and Gold Club at The Defiance College. He was an avid supporter of Defiance High School football and basketball, and Defiance College basketball. Bob and Jane enjoyed spending time at Clear Lake, and traveling around the world.

Bob met Jane A. Cameron in 1963, and they were married in September, 1964. Together they were the proud parents of two sons, Dr. John C. (Stephany) Bochenek and James F. (Joyce) Bochenek. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Cameron, Brayden, and Landon Bochenek, two step-grandchildren, Adrienne (Austin) Jostpille, and Seth Fuller, and his sister, Paula Bartlett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jane Bochenek, and a sister, Valerie Brinegar.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Grace Episcopal Church in Defiance, with Pastor Don Leckrone officiating.

Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice, or Ft. Defiance Humane Society. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

Sincere thanks to Glenn Park of Defiance and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care.

Betty Bernice Blessing

Aug. 08, 1934 — Feb. 25, 2020

Betty Bernice (Binder) Blessing, age 85, formerly of Bedford, IN passed away on February 25, 2020 after a courageous battle following a stroke she suffered in November 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born in Mt Prospect, Illinois to Grace (Ryerson) and Eugene Frederick Binder and along with her older sister Patricia Binder Neff, they enjoyed many happy years at their country and in-town residences in Barrington Illinois.

Betty graduated from Barrington HS in 1952 and received her bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College in 1957, where she was a theatrical arts major. There she met the love of her life William C. Blessing, and they were married in 1958.

They were blessed with 3 children; Lisa (Dave) Hobbs, Thomas Blessing, and Todd (Laura) Blessing, 7 grandchildren; Danielle (Derek) Bifulco, Nick Hobbs, Josh Hobbs, Connor Blessing, Catherine Blessing, Alexa Blessing, and Carly Blessing, and 2 great grandchildren J.D. and Cole Bifulco.

She was a homemaker for many years and raised her 3 children in Mt Prospect and Barrington IL, then started a new chapter in the 1970’s when they moved to Bedford IN where she and her husband started Master Rental Center in Bloomington IN and she managed the party goods store until her retirement.

She enjoyed spending winters in Florida soaking up the sun and sitting by the jetties watching the boats and wildlife with her loving husband. She was also an avid birdwatcher, as was evident by the many feeders she placed outside her winter and summer homes.

Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years William Blessing, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

Betty’s wish was to be cremated. In lieu of funeral services, and to honor her we ask that all who wish to participate make a memorial contribution in her name. Please consider these organizations that were close to her heart:
https://indianaaudubon.org/
https://americanstroke.org/
https://www.littlestaraba.org/

Memories of Betty and condolences to the family may be shared at thefuneralhome.net

Wanda Maxine Bridwell

Wanda Maxine Bridwell, 88, left behind her earthly life on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, and went to join her parents, Thelma Elliott and South Jones, her sisters Gracie Gerkin and Irene Schlenker, her nephew James Mann, her niece Debbie Kerns, and her husband Chester Bridwell.

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Beth Jernigan, her very special nephew Biff Elliott, her grandson Dylan Kahn and his wife Trinity, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Wanda was a life-long resident of Lawrence County and was known as a generous and kind person to many in her family and her community. Her special passion was the White River Humane Society.

The family would like to thank the nurses and assistants at Garden Villa for the excellent care Wanda received in the last weeks of her life.

A private internment will be held for Wanda. The family asks that those who want to honor Wanda send donations in her name to the White River Humane Society. https://whiteriverhumanesociety.org/

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of her arrangements

Charles Robert Parks II

Charles Robert Parks II, 70, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Feb. 27. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

February 28, 2020

Edward L. Haverly

March 19, 1945 — Feb. 26, 2020

Edward L. Haverly, 74, of French Lick, formally of Mitchell, passed away at 7:40 AM on February 26, 2020 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

He was born March 19, 1945 in Bedford, IN, the son of Lee F. and Irene (Jeffries) Haverly.

He was a Funeral Director at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell for many years also part owner until 2006. He graduated from Mitchell High School class of 1963 and from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1964.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Anne Haverly-Hagemier; one grandson, Zachary Haverly; one granddaughter, Chloe Garrison; one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Garrison; two brothers, Charles F. and Philip B. Haverly.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Family and friends may offer condolences at www.ochstetrick.net

Barbara Jean Mundy

May 28, 1944 — Feb. 26, 2020

Barbara Jean Mundy, 75, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 28, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harvey Goldsberry and Mary (Woods) Chastain. She married James Stanley Mundy, Sr. May 18, 1962.

Barbara had been employed at Hoosier Uplands Head Start and Mitchell Manor. She graduated from Huron High School in 1962, and was a member of Fairview Church of Christ. Barbara enjoyed decorating cakes, reading, and being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, James Stanley Mundy, Sr. of Mitchell, children, Sheri Ellen Mundy of Mitchell, Sandra Jeanenne (John) Abel of Shoals, James Stanley (Amy) Mundy, Jr., of Shoals, 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, great great granddaughter, brothers, Don Goldsberry of Mitchell, David Payton of Mitchell, stepbrothers and stepsisters.

Her parents; grandson, Waylon Abel; and brothers, Bill Goldsberry and Charles “Chuck” Payton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Kris Beasley and Vernon Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

February 27, 2020

Thomas David Hess

July 29, 1924 — Feb. 25, 2020

Thomas David Hess, 95, of Springville, passed away on Tuesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 29, 1924, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Carl and Ellen (Thomas) Hess. He married Margaret Arthur on October 24, 1947 and she survives. They were married for over 72 years.

Thomas was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School. He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps and then later retired from the United States Army after 26 years of service, then later retired from Eli Lily after 22 years.

He was a member of the Scottish Rite #32nd Degree, the Masonic Lodge of Trafalgar, and the American Legion Post #205 of Franklin.

Thomas enjoyed fishing , mushroom hunting, and woodworking.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret, of Springville; Children, Lois (Bill) Seagraves, of Foley, Alabama, Camille (Larry) Bender, of Whiteland, Indiana and Foley, Alabama, Tom Hess, of Springville; grandchildren, Monica (Paul) Ayers, Chandler (Teri) Seagraves, Angela (Mark) Darnell, Jeremy, (Trisha) McCain, Michelle Hess, Misty Jones, Dallas Todd Parsley, and Jackie (Marci) Parsley; great-grandchildren, Courtney Coutinho, John and Kyle O’Connor, Georgie Seagraves, Ashley Bay, Thomas Long, Jeremy James and Addy McCain, Dylan, Abigael Lynn and Alexandria Leigh Parsley, Angel Schlichte, Rachelle Marie Sluss, Cheyenne, Johnnie, and Jacob Maners; great-great-grandchildren, Chloe Vivian Masters, Haley, David, Lilly, Maddy and Charlie Maners, Audree White, Brentlee Moore, and Keegan Armentrout.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepson, Gerald Lee Parsley; and one sister, Leora Hall.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Beyers-Rainbolt Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Betty Jean Schackmann

Aug. 08, 1934 — Feb. 24, 2020

Wife, mom, grandmother, friend, and spit-fire, Betty Jean Schackmann passed Monday, February 24, 2020 in Bedford at the age of 85. To those who knew and loved her, the world will never quite be the same.

Betty leaves a loving family – her husband of 63 years, Donald Schackmann; daughters, Donna George (Randy), Cheryl Srygley (Tom), Annette Morris (Dave), and Juanita Thompson (Dale); siblings, Damon Elkins (Peggy) and Irma Dean (Elkins) Johnson; grandchildren, Laura Henderson (Michael), Geoff Morris (Erika), Melissa Richardson (Darrell), Michelle Hartman (Andrew), J.T. Srygley, Natasha Thompson (Steven Oropeza), and Nicholas Thompson (Jazmin); eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Mother and Daddy.

Betty was born on August 8, 1934 in Magazine, Arkansas to Lelia and Buford Elkins. She graduated from Magazine High School and moved to Memphis, TN, where she met and fell in love with a dashing young sailor. After corresponding cross-country by letter for two years, they finally married in her parents’ living room. The couple moved to Chicago and welcomed four daughters. For the rest of her life she found fulfillment as a wife, mother, homemaker, and grandmother.

She was an active and dedicated member of NARFE, The Stone City Squares and Rounds, Psi Iota Xi sorority, and Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department.

The passing of the family matriarch marks the end of an era. Her infectious laughter, her ability to make friends quickly, and her insistence we all have seconds will be so deeply missed.

Visitation will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to share stories and special memories of Betty at this time. She will be interred at Cresthaven Memory Gardens and there will be no graveside service.

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

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Stonebridge for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the Diabetes Assoc.

Dorothy Marie Sherwood

Sept. 15, 1931 — Feb. 26, 2020

Dorothy Marie Sherwood, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at her residence.

Born September 15, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Edward and Helen (Hawkins) Lambrecht. She married Ralph Edward Sherwood February 3, 1951, and he preceded her in death April 12, 2000.

Dottie was a former secretary of the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation. She was a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ, Lawrence County Art Association, Prim Priscilla Homemakers, Federated Women’s Club of Orleans, and Gideons Auxiliary. Dottie graduated from Shawswick High School in 1949. She enjoyed sewing, was an award winning artist and continued to paint up until her death. She was very devoted to her family, friends, and her Lord, Jesus.

Survivors include her children, Brian Edward (Marilyn) Sherwood of Mitchell, Leslie Paul (Christine) Sherwood of Bloomington, Elaine Kay (Greg) Anderson of Bloomington, Rosalie Joy Sherwood of Bloomington,  grandchildren, Justin (Lori) Sherwood, Elise Sherwood, Lauren (Stephen) Voelkel, Caleb Anderson, Kristen Anderson, Chase Founds, and Hannah Founds.

Her parents; husband; infant son, Timothy Sherwood; and brother, John Lambrecht, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Bryantsville Church of Christ. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project or Bryantsville Church of Christ

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

February 26, 2020

Larry Blackmore

Dec. 28, 1941 — Feb. 25, 2020

Larry Joseph Blackmore, 78, of Newberry passed away Tuesday February 25, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 28, 1941 in Bloomington, Indiana the son of Phillip J. and Mary Lou (Robinson) Blackmore.

Larry retired from Indiana University Golf Course after 44 years, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the Solsberry American Legion Post 450, SAL and ARL Bloomfield Post 196, life member of the Crane VFW, NRA, life member and founding member of the Richland Taylor Volunteer Fire Department, AmVets Post 2000 in Bloomington and the Indiana DAV. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Surviving relatives include his children, Jim (April) Blackmore, Sarah (Jeff) Astafan, John (Toni) Blackmore, his grandchildren, Jacob (Alisha) Blackmore, Danielle (Tanner) Vaught, Scotland McKinzie, Dawson Blackmore, Garrett Riley and Josie Astafan his great-grandchildren, RyAnn Blackmore, Jeremy Blackmore, Meyleah Blackmore, Bethany Vaught, one brother Gary Blackmore, two sisters, Reva N. Gallion, Donna Chaney and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Shirley A. Blackmore and his parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday and noon Saturday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow at Scotland Cemetery.

The family wishes any memorial donations be made to the Scotland Cemetery in Larry’s name.

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

Margaret A. Walrath

June 09, 1969 — Feb. 22, 2020

Margaret A. Walrath, 50, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Born June 9, 1969 in Germany, she was the daughter of Charles and Charlene (Villareal) Nay.

She married Ronald Walrath on April 13, 2003 and he survives. She was a sales associate at Walmart in the lawn and garden department. She attended Dive Christian Church, Harrodsburg Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She had numerous friends and many who considered her a mom.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald, of Bloomington; three children, Bradley Borrowman, of Bloomington, Charlene (Charlie) Walrath, of Washington, and Christopher Walrath, of Bloomington; three siblings, June Wheeler, of SC, Charles Nay, Jr., of Virginia, and Natasha Ray, of SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, February 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty Jean Corbin

July 22, 1931 — Feb. 24, 2020

Betty Jean Corbin age 88 of Bloomington passed away Monday February 24, 2020 at 7:35 Am at Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington.

She was born in Needmore on July 22, 1931 to Joseph and Elizabeth (Goodman) Deckard. Betty married John W. Corbin on January 9, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2003. Betty worked at RCA in Bloomington

She is survived by her children, Kayla Ann Spurgeon of Bloomington, Tammy Jo Garrett of Bedford, Michael John Corbin of Bloomington and Christopher Paul Corbin of Orlando, Florida, 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Joyce Deckard

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John Walter Corbin, and 12 siblings

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Clover Hill Cemetery Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Wilma J. Eagans

April 21, 1946 — Feb. 23, 2020

Wilma J. Eagans 73 of Bedford passed away on Sunday February 23, 2020 at 11:38 Am at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born on April 21, 1946 in Shoals to Archie and Virginia (McBrayer) Tolbert. Wilma was a homemaker and caregiver. She married Michael Eagans and he preceded her in death in 1974.

She is survived by her children, April, Annette, Kim, Autumn and Angie, brothers, Albert Tolbert of Mitchell, George Tolbert of Paoli, Catherine Tolbert David of Delaware, several grandchildren and great grandchildren

Wilma was a wonderful loving woman and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Francis Pauline Tolbert and Mary Maxine Tolbert, one brother, Lowe Tolbert

Graveside services will be on Saturday February 29, 2020 at 11:00 Am at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 25, 2020

Debra “Pickle” Reuter

Jan. 05, 1957 — Feb. 21, 2020

Debra “Pickle” Reuter 63 of Bedford passed away on Friday February 21, 2020 at 11:00 Am at her residence.

She was born on January 5, 1957 in Lawrence County to Frederick and Betty (McDermed) Diehl. Debbie attended Needmore High School and graduated from BNL High School in 1974, she was also a graduate of Sullivan College. Debbie worked at Hoosier Uplands in the accounting department, she was the office manager and recreation director of the Bedford Parks Department. She was a lifelong member of the Bedford Softball Association.

Survivors include her son, Duke Reuter, granddaughter, Daisha Delphia, one brother, Rex (Brenda) Diehl, nieces and caregiver, Laci Diehl Mullis, Amanda Diehl, Jennifer Diehl, nephews, Paul Diehl and Kevin Diehl, several other nieces and nephews

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Becky Miller and one brother, Harold Paul Diehl

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of her life at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Manuel Easterday Jr.

Feb. 07, 1974 — Feb. 20, 2020

Robert Manuel Easterday Jr, 46 of Norman, Indiana, passed away on Thursday February 20, 2020.

Born February 7, 1974 in Bedford, Indiana he was the son of Robert Manuel Easterday Sr. and Dianna (Robinson) Shirley.

Robert will forever be remembered as a funny man that loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved music and was an amazing guitar player. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him and each life that he touched in his own special way.

Robert is survived by his mother, Dianna Shirley and step-father, Larry Shirley; his son, Dawson Easterday and his wife Taylor of Campbellsburg, Indiana; his two sisters, Tammy Easterday McClain and her husband Eddie of Granite City, Illinois and Melissa Easterday of Haubstad, Indiana; two nephews, Jason Easterday and his wife Mandolin of Bedford, Indiana and Jordan Riggle and his wife Amy of Bedford, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Robert W. Easterday and Margie Easterday; one nephew, Reno R. Riggle.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am until 1:00pm on Friday February 28, 2020 at Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre in Seymour, Indiana. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday February 28, 2020 at Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre in Seymour, Indiana with Brother Jason Riggle and Brother Nathan King officiating.

Memorials can be given in memory of Robert to the Progress House, 201 Shelby Street, Indianapolis IN 462020

Friends are invited to leave condolence messages for the family at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com

Phillip Gordon “Gabby” Douglas

July 14, 1938 — Feb. 24, 2020

Phillip Gordon “Gabby” Douglas, 81, of Bedford, passed away at 7:10 am on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born July 14, 1938 in Scottsville, KY to Mary Ruth Emberton. Ruth later married Ralph Ikerd who Gordon considered his father. Gordon married Martha Joyce Jones on December 6, 1957 and she survives. He graduated from Oolitic High School in 1957. He was a lineman for Public Service Indiana retiring in 1996. He retired in 1992 from the Indiana National Guard as Command Sergeant Major of the 76th Infantry Brigade. He was a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion where he served on the Honor Guard Detail. He was a past Master Mason with the Mitchell Lodge #228 F & AM and had been a Boy Scout Leader for over forty years with Troop 335 of Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, of Bedford; a daughter, Diane Douglas, of Bedford; a son, Scott Douglas and wife, Eliana, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Phillip Douglas and wife, Carol, Cody Douglas and wife Lindsey, Emily Fox and husband, Donnie Jr. and Aaron Douglas; eight great grandchildren, Catlin Almen, Landon, Bailor, Elizabeth, Steven, Levi, and Brayden Douglas, and Carter Fox; a brother, Ralph Ikerd and wife, Judy, of Orleans; a sister, Connie Malott and husband, Matt, of Florida; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Ralph Ikerd and a grandson, Dustin Spencer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites performed by members of the Indiana Honor Guard and American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a Masonic Service held at 7 p.m. by the Mitchell Lodge #228. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

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

James R. “Bucky” Cuddy

Aug. 05, 1924 — Feb. 21, 2020

James R. “Bucky” Cuddy, 95, of Florida, formerly of Bedford, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at his residence.

Born August 5, 1924 in Oolitic, he was the son of Grover H. and Mayme E. (Brown) Cuddy. He married Vivian Pace on September 29, 1978 and she preceded in death on April 23, 2012. He had been a teacher in Indiana for over thirty years with the last 15 years spent in Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served with the Old Flying Tigers for 3 ½ years. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son, Michael David Cuddy, of Dade City, FL; one step-daughter, Connie Gorgas; two grandchildren, David Cuddy and Natalie Lang; four great grandchildren three step-grandsons, Jeremy and Joshua Smith and Matthew McGee; one step-granddaughter, Jana McKee; several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Vivian, a step-daughter, Janna Roman; a brother, Edward H. Cuddy; two sisters, Geneva Johnson and Margarete Sights.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 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 Veterans Administration and Disabled American Veterans.

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

Wilma Maxine Groomer

April 14, 1923 — Feb. 23, 2020

Wilma Maxine Groomer, 96 of Solsberry passed away Sunday February 23, 2020 at Stone Croft Health Campus in Bloomington.

Born April 14, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of Wade E. Jones and Mary (Burch) Waggoner.

Wilma worked Sarkes Tarzian for seventeen years, she loved to garden and can food from the garden, she especially loved her family. She attended the Pleasant Ridge Church.

Surviving relatives include her three daughters, Carol (Tracy) Ferguson of Switz City, Mary Alice (Pete) Davis and Nancie Lloyd all of Solsberry, her grandchildren, Roger Leon (Renee) Arthur, Lisa Gayle (John) Abel, J.R. (Sherri) Davis, Dallas Todd Parsley, Jackie S. (Marci) Parsley, Amanda (Seth) Staggs, her great-great grandchildren, Sabrina Spurlin, Nickie Arthur, Terence Arthur, Kayle Barnett, Emily Arthur, Jackie Lee Arthur, Dusty Arthur, Ashley Meek, Peyton Maxwell Davis, Olivia Sarchet, Jarrod James, Dylan Parsley, Abigael Lynn Parsley, Alexandria Leigh Parsley, Mollie Adelyne Parsley, several great great grandchildren, she has one sister Alice Polley of Bloomfield.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Groomer on November 24, 2008; five siblings, three great grandchildren and her parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday and 11 A.M. Thursday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Brother Eugene Helms and J.R. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgeport Cemetery.

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

Carolyn S. Bowman

Aug. 05, 1953 — Feb. 23, 2020

Carolyn S. Bowman, age 66, of Marengo, passed away Sunday, February 23 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

Carolyn was born August 5, 1953 in Washington County, Indiana the daughter of Earl and Janet White Fleenor. She was an employee of MARTA Public Transportation.

She is survived by four sons: Mark Fleenor of Salem, Charlie Chambers of Salem, Matthew Chambers of Salem, and Leon Bowman II of Atlanta, Georgia, two daughters: Heather Scott of Atlanta, Georgia and Ressie Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida, two brothers: Mike Fleenor of Salem and Orville Fleenor of Salem, a sister: Julie Flamion of Salem, 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: Reginald Chambers, a brother: Eddie Fleenor, a sister: Maria Stout and her parents.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, from 2-6PM at Weathers Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

February 24, 2020

Bryan Metzger

Aug. 25, 1956 — Jan. 31, 2020

Bryan Metzger, 63, Lafayette went home to be the Lord on January 31st in Barbados. He was celebrating with Cindy, his wife for their 40th anniversary early on a 10-day cruise with Purdue Extension Retirees.

Bryan was born in New Albany, IN to Edward & Marjorie Todd Metzger. He was preceded in death by his father Ed and a brother Stuart, grandparents and other relatives. Bryan and Cindy were married on March 22nd, 1980 in Richmond, Indiana. They met while he was working in Randolph County in June 1978.

Surviving are Cindy Jurgens Metzger, his wife, Marjorie Metzger, his mother, cousins and dear friends Rock, Laurena, Nyssa and Ian & Alyson Aker, Cheryl & Megan Manlove, Paul, Andi, Rhiannon, Katie and Alex Nevill, Jeff Holland, Scott Greeson, Melinda & Bob Han and many other friends.

Bryan grew up in Crawford County. He was a Crawford County 10-year 4-H member exhibiting dairy cattle, gardening, electric, and was in 4-H Junior Leaders. He was also the student trainer for the high school basketball team and cross country. He was in FFA and Yearbook Staff for 4 years and Yearbook officer/Bus. Editor his Senior Year. He also played drums in the pep-band. He graduated Milltown High school 1974.

He graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with a degree in Agricultural Economics and 1979 he received a master’s degree in Ag. Econ and Communications. He worked for Purdue University Extension as a Trainee in Wayne County, 1977 and Randolph County 1978.

Bryan was White County Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development from 1979-1980 and White County Extension Director from 1984 to 1989. He was then Lawrence County Extension Director and Extension Educator 4-H Development from 1989-2002. In 2002 he became Tippecanoe County Extension Educator, Economic and Community Development, County Extension Director and County Fairgrounds Department Head until he retired in 2011. He worked for Purdue University College of Agricultural Information Technology Department since October 2011.

As the Tippecanoe County 4-H Extension Director, he oversaw and managed the events at fairgrounds for over 9 years. He knew the ins and outs of every program, every building and every path of travel. When he retired from the Director’s position in 2011, his heart was to continue to serve. He became an elected official, serving on the Tippecanoe County Council, where he continued his support of the Community, the 4-H Program and the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. He was an advocate for improving the fairgrounds facilities and land. He served faithfully at each of the community design charettes, offering his insight and guidance. He was instrumental in the design, structure and implementation of the current and progressing renovations. It was his goal to see our community flourish, the 4-H program succeed, and the new fairgrounds become a beacon across the state that is so benefitting our Greater Lafayette community. A community and an organization that he loved and served daily.

Bryan received the State of Indiana Distinguished Hoosier Award on August 26, 2011 from Mitch Daniels, Governor.

He was a member of a lifetime members of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents since 1979 and Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Service Honorary since 1989. Member of the National Extension Agents Association from 1979-2011.

Bryan loved to be the sound technician for Scott Greeson and Trouble with Monday for the last 12 years. He had just started a production company to manage small bands around Lafayette. He served on the Fiddler’s board 2006 to 2016 and Ouibache music festival board 2017-2020. Bryan was on the Tippecanoe County Parks & Recreation Foundation, board of directors since 2002. He was member of many other committees and boards through the years.

Former member of Milltown United Methodist church, Milltown, IN and member of Faith Church since December 2015. He was Sonrise (ABF-Adult Bible Fellowship) team leader for 2 years. He and Cindy helped shuttle people back and forth from the Indianapolis airport to Lafayette from Latin America countries for the Biblical Counseling Training conference that was held at Faith Church for several years. Bryan loved seeing the friends every year that he had made that first year. Bryan and Cindy volunteered in the Faith Community Center during Living Nativity since 2008 getting refreshments ready for the visitors who came through.

Bryan and Cindy chaperoned many 4-H trips including two to Washington, DC and 4-H Space camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Bryan loved to watch Purdue basketball, football, Nascar and Indianapolis Colts.

He was so proud of all his 4-H kids that he worked with and mentored. He had some 4-H’ers that became Extension Educators.

Please specify Memory of Bryan Metzger if you send in a donation.

White County 4-H
12 N 25 E
Reynolds, IN 47980

Lawrence County 4-H
916 15th St.
Bedford, IN 47421

Tippecanoe County 4-H
3150 Sagamore Pkwy S.
Lafayette, IN 47905

NorthEnd Community Center
c/o Faith Church
2000 Elmwood Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47904

Calling will be on Sunday, February 23rd from 1-5 p.m.at the Brown-Newkirk Funeral home on 306 Spring St, Milltown, IN 47145.

Calling in Lafayette will be on Tuesday, February 25th from 3-8 p.m. at Faith Church 5526 State Road 26 East Building 1, Lafayette, IN. Funeral will be held on Wednesday February 26th at 10 a.m. at Faith Church 5526 State Road 26 East Building 1, Lafayette, IN. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery on 3733 Poland Hill Rd, Lafayette, IN.

Daniel H. Colglazier

April 25, 1932 — Feb. 22, 2020

Mr. Daniel H. Colglazier, 87, of Seymour, passed away February 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Colglazier was born in Bedford, IN in 1932 to the late George and Eva Hall Colglazier. On February 16, 1957, he married his first wife Sandra Sue Miller, who preceded him in death. He then married Alicia McCashland on January 2, 1995.

He is the cofounder of Dan’s Cycle Sales, Inc. in Seymour. He served in the United States Army in the Korean War from 1953-1955. Dan retired from the Pennsylvania & Conrail Railroad on August 4, 1995 after 39 years of service. Mr. Colglazier enjoyed his hot rod cars, especially driving his Model-T in all the parades. He enjoyed being a part of Cars and Guitars, Inc. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at The Fort.

Mr. Colglazier was a fraternal member of Elks and Masons. He was on the Seymour Housing Authority Board, past President of the Airport Board, and was a Precinct Committeeman of the Jackson County Democratic Party.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia; daughters, Tammy (Kevin) Riordan, Jody (Jay) Deckard, Anita Rich; son, Gary (Carol) Colglazier, Jeff Lemmon; grandchildren, Justin Colglazier, Rebekah Calhoun, Haley Riordan, Kyle Riordan, Dusty Deckard, Deah Thomas, Brandy Wethington; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Lee Colglazier; sister, Janet Hewlett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra Sue; brothers, Norman Colglazier, James Colglazier; sister, Uzahne Westneat.

Services will be handled by Voss & Sons Funeral Service with a celebration of life service at Voss Chapel on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:30am. Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel on Tuesday, February 25, from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday, February 26 from 9:30am until time of service. A Masonic service will be conducted on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by FA&M Lodge #146.

Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Memorials may be written to Cars and Guitars, Inc. and Riley Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

Isaac Anthony Carleton

June 06, 1978 — Feb. 20, 2020

Isaac Anthony Carleton, 41, of Macungie, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Born June 6, 1978 in Paoli, Indiana he was the son of Bob A. and Susan C. (Deckard) Carleton.

Isaac was a BNL High School graduate class of 1996 and Taylor University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Systems.

Isaac worked as a Senior Technology Development Support Specialist in the IS Department for Lehigh Valley Hospital Network. He attended Faith Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his parents, Bob and Susan of Bedford; two brothers, Jesse (Victoria) Carleton of Indianapolis and Daniel (Gretchen) Carleton of Tacoma, Washington; one niece Gwendolyn Carleton; one nephew, Caspian Carleton; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Englewood Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Courson and Pastor Stephen Carter officiating. Burial to follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 P.M. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Between the Crowd P.O. Box 1031 Bedford, Indiana 47421.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

February 23, 2020

Elizabeth Mae Hancock

Oct. 14, 1926 — Feb. 21, 2020

Elizabeth Mae Hancock, 93, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the IU Health Hospice House surrounded by her family and friends.

Elizabeth was born October 14, 1926 in Lawrence County and was the daughter of Floyd Speer and Lela (Allen) Elkins. Elizabeth retired from Indiana Bell where she was an operator and also worked in the kitchen at Marlin Elementary School, a job that she truly loved. Reading was her favorite pastime along with cooking for her family. Elizabeth also enjoyed being outside especially, gardening, working with her flowers and even mowing.

Elizabeth married Frank Kenneth “Kenny” Hancock on December 8, 1945 and they enjoyed 36 years of marriage before his passing in 1981.

She is survived by her daughter Ann (Jerry) Fox; two sons, John (Jackie) Hancock and Gregory Hancock; two sisters, Millison “Sis” Younger of Bedford and Pat Swisher of Savanna, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her husband Kenny; parents; step father, Riley Elkins; two sons, Frank K. “Butch” Hancock and Terry Hancock; brothers, Don Elkins, Ron Elkins, and Mendell Speer; sisters, Maxine Anderson and Peggy Gooldy; great grandson, Braydn Fox; and daughter-in-law, Linda Bauer Hancock.

A Celebration of Elizabeth’s life and an opportunity to tell your favorite story will be 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 pm until time of service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Elizabeth’s memory to the IU Health Hospice House 2810 S. Deborah Drive Bloomington, IN 47403 or Bloomington Animal Shelter 3410 S. Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47401.

Eli Leonard Johnson

Nov. 05, 2019 — Feb. 21, 2020

Eli Leonard Johnson, 3 months, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at his residence.

Born November 5, 2019, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Bryant Lyle and Betty Jane (Leighton) Johnson.

Survivors: parents, Bryant Lyle and Betty Jane Johnson of Bedford,  siblings, Lillian, Gunner, Macie, Keegan, Braxton, Kaylee, and his twin brother, Ethan,   paternal grandparents, Tina Sherrard of Bedford, Phil Johnson of Bedford,  maternal grandparents, Sheila Williams of Bloomington,   great grandparents, Phyllis Johnson of Bedford, Kay Fuller of Bloomington, Linda Sherrard of Bloomington,  aunts, Erica (Brandon) Nikirk, Alexis Johnson,  uncle, John Fuller, and several cousins.

His grandfather, Scott Leighton, and great grandfather, Robert Johnson, preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Gilbert S. Holt

Feb. 07, 1930 — Feb. 18, 2020

Gilbert S. Holt, 90, died February 18, 2020 in Fort Worth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Gilbert was born February 7, 1930 in Lawrence County, Tenn. to Archie and Dona Holt. He was the youngest of eight children, four boys and four girls. Being raised on a farm in Tennessee, he had a real love for animals, but also knew, from a young age, that he did not want to be a farmer. He would often tell the story of how, as a young boy, he was working out in the field and heard an airplane fly overhead. He looked up and decided, at that moment, that’s what he wanted to do.

In 1943 his parents sold their farm and moved to South Bend, Indiana. While attending South Bend Central High, he learned to fly and obtained his Pilot’s license. After graduating high school, he went on to attend Purdue University, all the while continuing his flight training. While at Purdue, he applied and was accepted into the Indiana State Police, at the age of 21, the youngest trooper ever hired. In 1952, he took a leave of absence from the State Police and went into the United States Marine Corps. After completing basic training, he was sent to Virginia to Officer training and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant. After his service as an Officer in the Marine Corps, he returned to the Indiana State Police.

In 1959, he married Cheryl J. Lejeune and moved to Indianapolis. They had three children, Gail, Glenn and Gloria. In 1964, Gil retired from the State Police and moved his family to Bloomington, Ind. to start a new career as a Professional Pilot for Rogers Group and Cook Corporation. He flew business men, celebrities, politicians and dignitaries. He also taught his wife and all three of his children to fly. All three children obtained their Pilot’s license before they were able to obtain their driver’s license. Glenn went on to become a Captain for Southwest Airlines. In 1986, Gil was hired by Simuflite of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas as a flight instructor and moved to Bedford, Texas.

Gil was an active and faithful member of the Church of Christ and loved to play Bluegrass music on his mandolin.

Gil is preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl; his daughter, Gail; and his son, Glenn.

He is survived by his daughter, Gloria, four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He lived a full and happy life and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Fly High DAD!

Betty Sue Seibert

Feb. 10, 1937 — Feb. 19, 2020

Betty Sue Seibert, 83, of Bloomington, passed away February 19, 2020 at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington, Indiana.

She was born in Perry County, Indiana on February 10, 1937 to the late Walter and Ruth (Poehlein) Kuster. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Robert “Bob” Seibert, her brother, Donal Lee Kuster and grandson, Brandon Seibert.

She was a 1954 graduate of Tell City High School and attended Indiana State University. She was united in marriage to Robert Seibert on August 31, 1957, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

Betty was a medical technologist and retired in 1996 as Hematology and Blood Bank Supervisor from Bloomington Hospital. Betty enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing and canning preserves and vegetables from her garden every year. She was member of First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.

Surviving are her children, Karen Williams (David), Minneapolis, MN and John Seibert (Kelly) of Bloomington, IN; grandchildren, Mikaela and Christian Hunley, Jordan and Tyler Williams, Darian and Kya Seibert.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM CST, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. Burial will follow in Log Church Cemetery, near Deer Creek.

Visitation will be Friday, February 28, 2020 from 3:00-7:00 PM CST and Saturday 8:30-10:00 AM at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Knapp

July 31, 1938 — Feb. 20, 2020

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Knapp, age 81, of Bloomington passed away Thursday evening (02/20/2020) at Hearthstone Health Campus.

Born July 31, 1938 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Lorena (Howe) Hyde. Liz graduated from Bloomington High School, class of 1956. She married her husband of 63 years, William “Bill” Knapp on February 22, 1957 and he survives. Liz and Bill lived in Saginaw, Michigan from 1969 to 1999 until his retirement when they returned to Bloomington in the spring of 1999.

While in Saginaw, Liz was a volunteer in the community, not seeking any recognition for her services. She volunteered in her children’s schools and served as the president of the Heritage High School Parent Teacher Organization. She was awarded the Carnation Community Service Award while in Saginaw.

After her children went to college, Liz went to work in the groups travel dept. of a travel agency. She traveled to China, Europe and numerous domestic destinations. Upon returning to Bloomington she became active in the First Christian Church where she served as a deacon and board member. She also served as the president of Disciples Women’s Fellowship for a number of years.

Liz served at the Monroe County History Center where she was a board member and served on several committees. She was the volunteer director of the Genealogy Library. The Indiana Historical Center presented Liz the Willard C. Heiss award for Family History and Genealogy.

Liz enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Argonaut Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Society of Civil War Families of Indiana, Daughters of the American Revolution and the First Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, Liz is survived by her two sons; Timothy W. Knapp, of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Thomas H. (Deborah) Knapp, of Bloomington, her daughter, Tricia (Lance) Schroeder, of Saline, Michigan, her grandson, Jake Schroeder and two sisters, Nancy Eberle, of Bloomington and Susie Coffman, of Arizona.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Fred Hyde.

The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday (02/26/2020) at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St. with Rev. Helen Hempfling officiating.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Violet Mae Adkins

Sept. 09, 1936 — Feb. 20, 2020

Violet Mae (Stone) Adkins, 83, of Spencer passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospice House. She was born on September 9, 1936 in Monroe County to Glover and Lena (Neill) Stone.

Violet was a graduate of Ellettsville High School. She married Charles Edward Adkins on June 25, 1954 in Owen County. Violet was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family and was a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.

Violet is survived by her three children, Rhea Dawn Pickett (Bruce) of Spencer, Tina Miller (Mike) of Spencer and Charles “Chuck” Adkins Jr. of Whitehall; six grandchildren, Heather Martin (Scott), Travis Martin (Lachelle), Michael Miller (Amy), Brooke Martin (Dave), Amber Sumner (Ed), and Ethan Adkins; fourteen great-grandchildren and one on the way; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Woodward.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Geraldine Keller Hamm, brother Norman Stone and infant sister Alice Stone.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Gross Cemetery with Jimmie Durnil, Todd Durnil and Terry Keller officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.westparrishpedigo.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home.

Lee Ann Watson

Oct. 28, 1952 — Feb. 17, 2020

Lee Ann was born in Huntington, Indiana on 10/28/52 and died in Washington, DC on 02/17/2020.

She grew up in Bloomington, IN and graduated from BHS in 1970. She then graduated from Indiana University in 1973 and went on to obtain her J.D. from Washington U in St Louis, Mo. She was a litigation partner at Katten Muchin Zavis in Chicago, IL for 20 years.
Thereafter, she worked as an attorney for the Department of Justice and finally at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a Deputy Director of Enforcement. She retired in 12/2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Charles and Norma Jean Watson.

In addition to many cousins and friends, she is sadly missed by her sister Judy Watson of Falls Church VA (Ed Pretzsch); brother Mike Watson of Palm Beach Gardens FL; nephews Michael L Watson (Andrea) of Juno Beach FL; Dave R. Watson of Altamonte Springs FL; and great nephew and niece Michael Charles and Morgann Mane Watson.

Throughout her life Lee Ann was known for her kind generosity, hard Work, and resilience. One of her favorite activities was organizing the memorable family vacations she took most years with her nephews throughout the U.S. Activities included everything from City touring, rafting, horseback riding. ballooning, deep sea fishing, dog sledding, helicopter rides, boating and ball games: with her favorite destination being NYC.

Following her retirement, her volunteer activities were many and included pro bono work as well as therapy work with her cat, Harper with the National City Therapy Dogs in DC.

Per her request, there is no memorial or funeral service. The charities Lee Ann supported included many animal rescue groups, including Lost Dog Lost Cat, Falls Church VA (lostdogrescue.org) and the Humane Society, as well as the Children’s Diabetes Foundation (2.jdrf.org)

Coty Lee Davidson

June 06, 1986 — Feb. 14, 2020

Coty Lee Davidson, 33 of Bloomington, Indiana, died in a tragic car accident on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Ocala, Florida.

He was born June 6, 1986 to parents H. Steve Davidson and Tammie Payne Davidson. Coty was the owner of Davidson Racing, where he was the trainer to Thoroughbred Racehorses.

Survivors include his parents, H. Steve Davidson (April LeVay) and Tammie Allen (Roger Allen); grandfather, Harry Thurman; siblings, Steven “Turtle” Davidson, Chad Allen, Alex Davidson, Nick Davidson and Jacob Davidson; son, Ryder Cox (Davidson); daughter, Preslee Davidson; uncles, Tim Davidson, Tony Davidson and Tim Heaton; aunts, Brenda Weaver and Beverly Heaton; and nieces, Adeline and Savannah Davidson.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert Payne, Henry Davidson and Ed Yancey; grandmothers, Maxine Thurman and Phyllis Yancey; and aunts, Tina Hale and Dina Davidson.

Coty had a passion for Thoroughbred Racehorses and inspired to be a top trainer. He was known as one of the best in his industry and was quickly making a reputation in his business at Davidson Racing. He was often quoted as saying “There are no problems, only solutions.” Coty also had another passion bigger than Thoroughbreds; his family, especially his two children Ryder and Preslee. Coty had his own way of making people laugh and would not allow others to be in a bad mood.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and 12:00 – 1:00 PM on Tuesday at Day and Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home – 4150 E. Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47401.

Funeral Services will take place at 1:00 pm on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home followed by burial at Clear Creek Cemetery.

“Rise and Shine, No Problems, Only Solutions” – Coty Lee Davidson

Michael A. Evans

Oct. 19, 1943 — Feb. 12, 2020

Michael A. Evans, Ph.D., 76, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind., after a long battle with multiple health complications, including cancer.

Dr. Evans was born to Ruth A. Kimmell Evans and Robley Warren Evans on October 19, 1943, in New Albany, Ind. The oldest of five children, Evans was a nationally renowned toxicologist earning his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. He then served as a platoon sergeant and Army Ranger in Vietnam, where he was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star Medal for valor in combat. After his service, he earned his doctorate degree in toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Evans spent two decades in the toxicology field working as a professor, director, and researcher for government agencies, private laboratories and institutions including Indiana University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Evans founded two nationally recognized laboratories in Indianapolis, AIT Laboratories in 1990, where he served as president and CEO from 1990-2012, and AIT Bioscience in 2012.

Through the years, Evans received many personal accolades. He was a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award recipient, was named a Distinguished Hoosier, and received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Indiana Governor. He was named SBA Small Businessperson of the Year for the State of Indiana in 2006 and Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. In 2010, Marian University honored him by naming the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences building after him. He was also named Outstanding Alumni for Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind.

Evans was the proud father of six children, Michael, Cara, Justin, Andrew, Katherine, and Samantha.

In his free time, Evans enjoyed spending time with his children, working out, and reading books on history, business, and people who have made a difference in the world.

Evans is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Kimmell Evans, and father, Robley Evans.

Evans is survived by Michelle Evans Tisdell, Linda Evans, Dr. Andrea Terrell, Michael Evans, Cara Evans, Justin (Jessica) Evans, Andrew Evans, Katherine Evans, Samantha Evans, Rob (Colleen) Evans, Jerry (Linda) Evans, Kathy Evans (Ron) Simmonds, Jack Evans, grandchildren Toby and Savannah Evans, and cousin Steve Babb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Marian University and Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind.

The family of Dr. Michael A. Evans wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the healthcare providers at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington, Ind., where Michael spent his last three months, and the Southern Care Hospice in Bloomington, Ind.

A public celebration of life will be held at Marian University on March 20th from 3 p.m.

Harold E. Gillespie

March 27, 1932 — Feb. 21, 2020

Harold E. “Mouse” “Geno” Gillespie , 87 of Ellettsville, passed away at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center on Friday, February 21, 2020.

He was born in Spencer, Indiana on March 27, 1932 into the home of Charles and Martha Gillespie. He married Jerri Gillespie and they celebrated 33 years of marriage.

Geno served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He traveled the world while in the Navy on the USS Hornet. He retired from General Electric where he was a maintenance worker. He was a member of the American Legion Burton Woolery Post #18, Bloomington Moose Lodge # 108, Bloomington AMVETS Post 2000, and VFW Post #604. He proudly served on the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard where he provided military rites to many Veterans. Geno also enjoyed bowling and golfing.

Geno is survived by his Wife, Jerri (Elliott) Gillespie; Children, Vikki Gillespie (James), Chuck Gillespie, and Lori Shepherd (Jamie); Four Grandchildren, Tyler Sloan (Kelsey), Morgan James (Evan), Kristin Bontrager (Nic), Cailiin Parsch (David); Five Great-Grandchildren and one on the way; Brother, Herman Gillespie (Joyce); Two Sisters, Sue Liford-Freeman and Jane Kale and several Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; First Wife, Wilma Gillespie; Son, Brad Crum and Brother, Tom Gillespie.

Friends may call upon the family at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard will provide Military Rites at 7:00 p.m. Share condolences, memories and more with Geno’s family by visiting his tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in Gino’s memory to the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard 1800 West Third Street, Bloomington, IN, 47404 (Envelopes provided on site). until 6 p.m. at Allison Mansion.

Christine Margaret (Cook) Shriner

Following a prolonged, debilitating illness, Christine died peacefully at Garden Villa, Bloomington, Indiana, on February 18. She has gone to rejoin her beloved husband, Bill Shriner.

Christine was a multi-talented powerhouse. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1969 she went to Germany and enjoyed success there as an opera singer performing such notable roles as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier and Desdemona in Otello. She returned to Indiana University in 1989 and in 1999 earned a doctorate in Geology with special emphasis in Classical Archaeology. She was awarded a Fulbright and numerous grants that enabled her to conduct research in Greece on Aegean prehistorical ceramics.

In addition to the field experience fueling her publications, she spoke five languages, lectured internationally, and taught in the I.U. Department of Classical Studies. She continued to remain actively involved in music. She and her husband sang occasional recitals, assisted in staging a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitors and in 2003 created the Shriner Memorial Music Endowment administered through St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Bloomington. Donations to that fund would be gratefully accepted.

A private internment will be conducted at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, and a memorial service will be held in Bloomington in the spring.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Steven Allen Long

March 23, 1965 — Feb. 22, 2020

Steven Allen Long, age 54, of Bloomington went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning (02/22/2020) at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. He was born on March 23, 1965 in New Albany, Indiana to Nellie (Bruce) Long, of Bloomington and the late James Long.

Steve graduated from Bloomington High School South, Class of 1983. After high school he worked at Lake Monroe. In 1987, his brother Greg helped him get a job at Bloomington Hospital. He continued as a telecommunications specialist there until 2013. In 2017 he began working for The Eye Center of Southern Indiana. Steve found so much joy in the staff and physicians. They truly became family, for which he was so grateful.

Steve loved spending time with his family. He and his son, Nick, enjoyed sports, archery and racing together. He loved all kinds of music and was a whiz at music trivia.

In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Diann (Sebree) Long, his loving son, Nick Long; two brothers, Gary (Lynn) Long, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Brian (Debby) Long of Bloomington; three nieces, Jessica (Aaron) Posey, of Ellettsville, Karin Long, of Chicago, Illinois and Ellie Long, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two nephews, Max Long, of Cincinnati and Jeremy Long, of Ellettsville. Steve is also survived by a great-niece, Savanna Posey and great- nephews, Landen and Scotty Long and Owen and Bennett Posey .

Please help us celebrate his life during a visitation on Monday (02/24/2020) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel; 700 W. Gourley Pike and on Tuesday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Joe Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

Peter Jason Torgersen

Peter Jason Torgersen, 50, of Spencer, died Feb. 15. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon.

Jack L. Wilshire

Jack L. Wilshire, 85, of Evansville, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Friendship Park Cemetery in Paragon. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville.

February 22, 2020

Johnnie Lee Goen

Jan. 12, 1946 — Feb. 20, 2020

Johnnie Lee Goen, 74, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020, at his residence.

Born January 12, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Paul David and Clorine (Lee) Goen. He married Deborah R. Moore October 26, 2000.

John retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local No. 440. He was an Indiana National Guard veteran and a member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. John graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1964 and was a member of the Mitchell First Church of God. He enjoyed all of his farm machinery, riding his moped, and pestering his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Goen of Bedford, children, Deanna (Reece) Riggle of Bedford, Byron (Megan Kern) Goen of Bedford, stepdaughters, Stacy (Cory) Plocher of Bedford, Kortni (Billy Mills) Burnette of Bedford, grandchildren, Shelby Riggle, Rehn (Samantha Gilliam) Riggle, Shiley Riggle, Brooklyn Plocher, Dayton McDowell, Amelia McDowell, and Shane Kern,  great grandson, Rowen Riggle,  siblings, Jack Goen of Bedford, Judy Thurman of Bedford,  nephews, Wes Brown, Gavin Brown, and Zach Brown,  great nephews, Jackie Brown, Gunnar Brown, and great niece, Gracie Brown.

His parents; infant brother, William Dean Goen; and granddaughter, Leslie Goen, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

George Aldred

George M. Aldred age 88, of Shoals, passed away February 20, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born March 22, 1931 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Eldon M. and Nondes M. Aldred. He married Wanda Bashaw on February 5, 1953 in Warren, Indiana and she survives.

George graduated Warren High School, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University and studied at Indiana University. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany and France during the Korean War. He was the Martin County Extension Agent for many years. He was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, Shoals V.F.W. The Shoals American Legion, was a longtime member of the Lawrence County Rock Club and was Member of the Shoals Lions Club for over 50 years.

Surviving are his wife Wanda, one daughter Sherry (Don) Beemblossom of Bedford; one son, Kevin (Cheryl) Aldred of Washington; three grandchildren, Aaron (Amanda Duchek) Aldred, Jenna Pablo Gonzalez and Katie Aldred; three great grandsons, Quentin, Milo and Theo Gonzalez; and one brother, Daniel Aldred of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Schaffer.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Shoals United Methodist Church with Pastor Marty Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church, prior to the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martin County 4-H Extension Services or the Shoals United Methodist Church.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Gary Lee Hutslar

March 14, 1953 — Feb. 20, 2020

Gary Lee Hutslar, 66 of Hardinsburg, Indiana, passed away Thursday February 20, 2020 at New Albany, Indiana.

He was born March 14, 1953 in Bedford, Indiana to Howard and Betty Wellman Hutslar. He married Becky McIntosh on October 22, 1977 and she preceded him in death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother Howard Hutslar.

Gary retired from JayC Food Store where he worked for 50 years. He enjoyed his grandchildren and spending time with his family. Gary was PHS graduate, class of 1972.

Survivors include his Son, Garrett Hutslar and Stefanie Willis of Corydon, Indiana, Daughter, Tara & Adam Padgett of Paoli, Indiana, Brother, Keith Hutslar of Paoli, Indiana, Grandchildren, Landon and Dane Padgett, also survive Gary Lee Hutslar.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday February 24, 2020 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St Paoli, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 PM Sunday February 23, 2020 and from 9:00 AM till time of service on Monday. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Dave Manship will officiate.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Melissa N. (Flynn) Clouse

Melissa N. (Flynn) Clouse, 40, of Bedford, died Saturday, Feb. 15. Cremation was chosen with no services. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

February 21, 2020

Richard Allen Hodges

June 18, 1946 — Feb. 19, 2020

Richard Allen Hodges, 73 of Paoli, passed away February 19, 2020 at his home.

He was born June 18,1946 in Indianapolis to parents, Richard Warren & Martha Frances (Jones) Hodges. He married Teresa Crane June 6, 1970. Richard was retired owner of Spring Mill Stables & manager of French Lick Springs Stables for 15 years. He was a member of Syria Christian Church and former member and deacon of Paoli Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include his Wife, Teresa Hodges of Paoli, Daughters, Carri Hammons and husband Paul of Paoli, Calah Campbell and husband Jeremiah of Paoli, Son, Croix Hodges and wife Jacqui of Paoli, Grandchildren, Wyatt Weeks, Lillian Hodges, Lane Hodges, Lijah Hodges, Ledjer Hodges, Leena Hodges, Ashlyn Campbell and Lynkon Campbell all of Paoli, Sister, Jane Oldham of Noblesville, and Brother, Dennis Hodges of Westfield.

He is preceded in death by parents and sister, Susan Tice.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday, February 21, 2020 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the funeral home. Brother Darrell Land will officiate. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

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

John L. Goen

John L. Goen, 74, of Bedford, died Thursday, Feb. 20. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell.

February 20, 2020

Than Huu Nguyen

Sept. 06, 1942 — Feb. 16, 2020

Than Huu Nguyen passed away Sunday afternoon at his residence in Bedford, IN.

Born September 6, 1942 in Quang Binh, Vietnam, he was the son of Thong & Bon Nguyen. He married Khuyen Nguyen in 1975 and she survives.

Than was a high school graduate and went on to graduate from B22 Truong Vo Bi Si Quan Da Lat where he was commissioned as a captain. He served in the Vietnamese war for the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) and retired from the military. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving to cherish Than’s memory are his wife, Khuyen Nguyen; a son, Quynh Nguyen and his wife Hang; a daughter, Uyen Nguyen and her husband James Liu; grandchildren Ethan, Jasmine, Leah and Audrey; brothers Can Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Thai Nguyen, and Thien Nguyen; a sister, Xa Nguyen; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lan Nguyen and Thong Nguyen.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Than Nguyen will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00am at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9-10:30 am at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with the Rosary to follow at 10:30.

Family and friends may offer condolences at www.fergusonlee.com

Michael Reed Hayes

Nov. 29, 1948 — Feb. 18, 2020

Michael Reed Hayes, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 10:52 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born November 29, 1948 in Bedford, he was the son of Donald Reed and Dorothy Jean (Reynolds) Hayes. He retired from Whitney Tool in Bedford as a machine operator after 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Oolitic V.F.W., Bedford Moose Lodge, and Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Survivors include two children, Michael Hayes, Jr. and wife. Jamie and Toby Hayes and wife, Michelle, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Lacy, Levi, Macaulay, Landon, and Ella; two great grandchildren, Paisley and Tyson; two sisters, Bonnie Moser (Bob) of Bedford and Loretta Dotts (Tim) of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a Moose service will be conducted at 7:00 pm.

Family and friends may express condolences at daycarter.com

Cathey Smith

June 06, 1965 — Feb. 18, 2020

Cathey Smith, 54, of Avoca, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 6, 1965 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wayne and Linda (Lintz) Sullivan. She had worked at Jay-C Store before becoming disabled. She attended Bedford First Assembly.

Survivors include her parents, Wayne and Linda Sullivan, of Avoca; a daughter, Aavena Smith; a brother, Wayne Sullivan, II; two sisters, Carol (David) Webb and Diana Patton; and a niece, Layken Patton and her children, Edysen Irwin and Aurora Patton.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Jeremiah Webb.

Private graveside services will be conducted on Friday, February 21st at the Springville Christian Cemetery with Pastor Bill McKee officiating.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

February 19, 2020

William V. Morris

Sept. 23, 1929 — Feb. 17, 2020

William V. (Bill) Morris 90, of Bedford, passed away on February 17, 2020 after a short illness at Hospice House of Bloomington, Indiana.

Bill was born in Indianapolis to Lloyd A. and Mary Jane (Curren) Morris on September 23, 1929. He graduated from Shawswick High School with the Class of 1949 of which he was still Class President. Bill attended Indiana University. He married Melphia Ellen Baker on June 30, 1950 in Bedford, Indiana. He worked for Bedford Foundry and Machine Corporation, Reliance Electric, Indiana Steel and Engineering-Bedford Cranes, retiring from Indiana Limestone. He received many awards from numerous organizations for over 70 years of volunteerism. He was a Member of the Bedford First Free Methodist Church since 1964, Charter Member of The Bedford Breakfast Optimist Club, and a member of the Bedford Lions Club.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife; Melphia, brothers; James Morris and Lloyd F. Morris, sisters; Mary Louise Egbert and Helen Baker, a grandson; Jeremy Morris and granddaughter; Mandy Hardwick.

Bill is survived by two sons; Phil (Kim) Morris and Dennis (Toni) Morris; a daughter, Barb Morris.

Grandchildren; Jay and Rachel Morris and their children A.J., Peyton, Gracie, Amaya and her daughter, Stella; Chris and Bethany Morris Bell and their children Michael, Cierra and Hannah; Jordan and Mindy Morris and their children Bennett, Beau and Knight; Jessie Myers Allison and her son, Jai Paul; Ryan and Dr. Brandy Deckard and their son, William; Tyler and Stacie Deckard and their children Olivia and Maxen and Evan and Cassidy Deckard; one brother, John Morris (Cheryl) of Leawood, Kansas.

Pallbearers will be Dale Baker, Darrell Baker, Byron Morris, Jack Butterfield, Stan Chastain, and Jay Morris. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bethany Bell, Kelly Morris-Adair and Sue Comello.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider Memorial Contributions to Riley Children’s Hospital or Bedford Lions Club Youth Appreciation Program.

Visitation will be held 2:00-8:00PM on Thursday, February 20, 2020 and from 11:00 A.M. until the service hour Friday, at Bedford First Free Methodist Church, 630 R Street, Bedford, IN.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Bedford First Free Methodist Church with Pastors Jordan Morris, Scott Salm, Mike Courtney, and Superintendent John Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Thorne-George Family Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Glenda Jackson

Sept. 06, 1936 — Feb. 16, 2020

Glenda Jackson, 83, of Bedford died Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at IU Hospice House in Bloomington, IN.

Born September 6th, 1936 in Amarillo, TX, she was the eldest child of Helen and Glen Palmer. Glenda worked as the manager in charge of the Chamber of Commerce in Lemon Grove, CA., a secretary at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN., president of the Board of Realtor of Bedford, IN., worked as a leader at Century Twenty One Real Estate and eventually owned the successful Jackson Real Estate of Bedford, IN.

She enjoyed quilting, crafts, any kind of game, and most of all…family. She loved travel and got to see so many interesting places… via trains, planes, automobiles and all sorts of interesting modes of transport. Always ready for an adventure.

She is preceded by her husband Thomas Jackson her mother Helen Palmer, Her father Glen Palmer. Her sister Pamela Newman, and her brother Buddy Palmer, and granson Frank Lee Gladden.

Glenda was the mother of five children; Vickie Nahay, Ronda Button, Tammie O’Dell, Linda and Anthony Newbold, and Timothy Jackson. She was the grandmother of 19, great grand mother of 27, and great great grandmother of 2. We treasure her life, her legacy, and the love and sacrifice she made so freely.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Cemetary.  Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm prior to memorial service.

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

Shirley K. Conder

Nov. 01, 1944 — Feb. 17, 2020

Shirley K. Conder, 75, of Mitchell, passed away at 4:35 pm on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Mitchell Manor.

Born November 1, 1944 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of William I. and Rebecca R. (Lucas) Conder.

She was the former owner of Thickstun Glass in Bloomington. She was a great advocate for human rights and was the director of the Occupational Development Center. She was a compassionate and loving person, mother, grandmother and a real spitfire.

Survivors include two sons, Jack L. Clark, Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Bedford and Jacob D. Clark and wife, Tanya, of Napeleon, OH; grandchildren, Gregory T. Clark, Jonathan J. Clark, Benjamin W. Clark, Kaitlin J. Clark, Issac D. Maners, Brittany N. Koontz, Jeffrey D. Clark, Ivyonna K. Egan, and Arrabella Egan; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; a brother, William I. Conder, Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Bloomington; one nephew; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two ex-husbands, Donald R. Egan and Jack L. Clark, Sr; a daughter, Ivy R. Egan; her beloved dog companion, Gary Dale Clark.

A celebration of life to be scheduled at a later date.

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

Mark L. Staser

March 02, 1958 — Feb. 17, 2020

Mr. Mark L. Staser age 61, of Borden, passed away Monday, February 17 at Meadowview Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Staser was born March 2, 1958 in Salem the son of Irvin and Jaqueline French Staser. He was retired from Roberts Heating and Air.

He is survived by a son: Jessie Gray (Jessica) of Salem, a brother: Mike Staser of Owensboro, KY, a sister: Twila Hutton of Frankfurt, KY, and five grandchildren: Mackenzie Routh, Gwynthe Reid, Cassie Morgan, Kaylee Morgan, and Dylan Moore. He is preceded in death by two brothers: Keith Staser, and Kenny Staser, a sister: Donna Blankenbaker, and his parents.

Cremation was chosen there will be no services.

Eric D. Hall

March 27, 1961 — Feb. 17, 2020

Mr. Eric D. Hall, age 58, of Salem, passed away Monday, February 17 at Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.

Mr. Hall was born March 27, 1961 in Salem the son of Elmo Levi Hall and Barbara Miner Hall Pianowski. He was a former employee of the Salem Cheese Factory and Rose Acre Farms. He was of the Baptist faith and a former member of the National Guard.

Eric is survived by his father and step-mother: Elmo Levi and Debra Hall and Barbara Pianowski all of Salem, a sister: Melinda Wiggins of Salem, and a step-brother: Jon A. Hart of Seymour.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11AM-time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

February 18, 2020

Betty Alice Aldridge

Dec. 19, 1940 — Feb. 17, 2020

Betty Alice Aldridge, 79, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 19, 1940, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, she was the daughter of Paris and Arkie (Scott) Wilder. She married Paul Brance Aldridge October 21, 1978. She was previously married to James Leon Flora.

She had been employed at RCA with 22 years of service. She was owner of the Daily Scoop for five years alongside her husband, Paul. Betty had a beautiful singing voice and sang with The Singing Revelations for 31 years. She spent a large part of her life making sure others knew about the love that our God has for us and about the reward that awaits those who love Him when this life is over. She was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship. Betty was very creative, a good cook, and enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

Surviving: husband, Paul Brance Aldridge of Mitchell, children, Cheryl Ann Flora of Louisville, Kentucky, James Leon (Tracy) Flora, Jr., of Mitchell, Jeffrey Alan (Valerie) Flora of Seymour, Kathy Ellen (Mark) Shirley of Lincoln, California, William Ted (Joyce) Aldridge of Mitchell, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, sister, Pauline Flora of Mitchell.

Her parents and siblings, Boyd Wilder, T.J. Wilder, Baylor Wilder, Stella Myers, and Sylvia Fortner, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Brian Keith Elliott

Dec. 29, 1960 — Feb. 15, 2020

Brian Keith Elliott, age 59, of Ft. Ritner, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

He entered this life on December 29, 1960, in Bedford Indiana and was the loving son of the late Henry Maurice and Dolores (Hughes) Elliott. He spent most of his life around the Ft. Ritner area, never traveling far from home. Brian graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School Class of 1979.

Brian was an avid outdoorsman. He loved going hunting and fishing, but turkey hunting was his favorite. Brian was of Christian Faith and attended the Midway Apostolic church. Brian worked as a forklift driver for Celadon Trucking for many years.

He leaves behind those to cherish his memories, a wife, Rebecca (Godsey) Elliott of Fort Ritner; his children, Justin Elliott of Fort Ritner, Codi Martinez and he husband Hugo of Seymour, and Bryan Lee Elliott and his fiancé, Kayla Pride of Brownstown, step-children, Amy Lindell and her husband Matthew of Bedford, Abby Radcliff and her husband John of Orleans, and Alexandrea Hayes of Fort Ritner; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 11:00 am with Pastor Russell Raney officiating. Burial will be at Proctor Cemetery Dixon Chapel.

Friends may visit at Hague Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 pm and after 10:00 am on Wednesday, until time of the service.

Memorials may be given in Brian’s name to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Medora Goes Pink.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hagueandzabel.com

John Fred Dearborn

Nov. 12, 1970 — Feb. 14, 2020

John Fred Dearborn, 49 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Friday February 14, 2020 at IU Health, Paoli.

He was born November 12, 1970 in Corydon, Indiana to Jerry Lee and Ruth A Heaton Dearborn.

He was preceded in death by his father, son Chase Dearborn, brother Timothy Hardin, and sister Michele Dearborn.

John was a member of boy scouts and the Protestant Faith. He enjoyed fishing, watching drag racing, and caring for his dog “Blackie”.

Survivors include his Mother, Ruth Hardin of Paoli, Indiana, Daughter, Hayley Dearborn of North Vernon, Indiana, Brothers, Jerry Dearborn of Salem, Indiana, John Paul Blankenship of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Paul Hardin Jr. of Paoli, Indiana, Sister, Marcia Blankenship of Jacksonville, FL.

Memorial Services will be at 5:00 PM Wednesday February 19, 2020 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli Indiana.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM till time of service on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Harry Lee Williams

Aug. 03, 1931 — Feb. 16, 2020

Mr. Harry Lee Williams age 88, of Salem, passed away Sunday, February 16 at University of Louisville Hospital.

Mr. Williams was born August 3, 1931 in Henderson County, Kentucky the son of H. Austin and Nora Ethelyn Denton Williams. He was a member of Blue River Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran, and served in the Korean War. He was retired from Kimball International.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years: Patricia Patterson Williams, they were married May 27, 1953. He is also survived by his son: Michael Lee Williams (Nancy Elaine) of Salem, a sister: Clytie Mae Zuerner (Merrill) of Greenville, Tennessee, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 19 at 3PM at Blue River Baptist Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Robert Lee Alspaugh

Aug. 17, 1966 — Feb. 13, 2020

Robert Lee Alspaugh, aka “Bob Ellard”, age 53, of West Baden Springs, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born in Paoli, Indiana on August 17th, 1966 to Johnny Alspaugh and Nancy Stotts.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

He proudly served his country in the United State Army for 20 years.  Robert enjoyed working on cars, attending car and truck shows, especially Carl Casper Custom Auto Show and the Mid-America Trucking Show. He also enjoyed fishing, shooting guns and cooking.

He is survived by the Mothers of his children, Teresa Campbell of Loogootee, Indiana, Tresea Darlene Barger of Corbin, Kentucky, (5) Sons, Tyler Alspaugh (Megan) of Shoals, Indiana, Robert Joseph Alspaugh of Shoals, Indiana, Tony Alspaugh (Fierra) of Bedford, Indiana, Nicholas Dakota Alspaugh (Sammie Roberts) of West Baden Springs, Indiana, Austin Brook Alspaugh of West Baden Springs, Indiana, (1) Daughter, Whitney Alspaugh of West Baden Springs, Indiana, (2) Brothers, Homer Ellard of West Port, Indiana, Chris Ellard of West Port, Indiana, (5) Grandchildren, Kayden Alspaugh, Ares Alspaugh, Annabella Alspaugh, Ayden Brim and Samara Brim.

A Graveside Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 17th, 2020 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home followed by the graveside service at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Logan Storms

Logan Storms 27 of Bedford passed away on Sunday February 16, 2020 at 5:43 Pm at University of Louisville Hospital.  Cremation was chosen with memorial services being held at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.

Glenda Jackson

Glenda E. (Palmer) Jackson , 83 , of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 16. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Thursday, February 20th at the mortuary.

February 17, 2020

Rastonna “Rusti” Coulter

Aug. 22, 1968 — Feb. 14, 2020

Rastonna Louise “Rusti” Coulter, 51, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born August 22, 1968, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Royston Herman “Tad” and Dorothy Louise (King) Coulter. She was previously married to Scott McBride.

Rusti was employed at Hoosier Uplands in the Early Head Start program and was Information Systems Manager. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1986 and earned an associate degree from Oakland City University. Rusti loved adventure, rock music, fixing things, but most of all, she loved her family. Rusti was a second mom to her nieces and nephews. She was a planner, organizer, and lots of fun.

Survivors include her son, Treyton McBride of Mitchell, mother, Dorothy Kirk of Mitchell, companion, Brian Scott Pruett of Mitchell, sister, Shanna Lynn Freeman of Mitchell, several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Her father and brothers, Kevin Lee “Butch” Coulter and Steven Lawrence Coulter, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 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.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Cheri L. Zimmerman

July 11, 1964 — Feb. 15, 2020

Cheri L. Zimmerman, 55, of Spencer, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Cheri was born in Bedford, Indiana on July 11, 1964 to Tyler Ray Sage and Nancy Lou (Elrod) Sage. Cheri was a 1982 graduate of Edgewood High School. Cheri married the love of her life, Mike Zimmerman on September 24, 1983 and together they raised a wonderful family. Cheri was a case manager for the Owen County Prosecutors Office in the Child Support Division.

Cheri is survived by her parents, husband, children, Shawn and wife Angel Zimmerman of Michigan, Andy Zimmerman of Bloomington, Cora and husband Shawn Cannon of Cloverdale, grandchildren, Caleb Cannon, Cayden Cannon, Conner Cannon, Jacob Cannon, Dylan Prather and best friend, Lynda Wilson.

Cheri was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Letha and Ernest Zimmerman, and one sister-in-law, Sherry Freeman.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer. Pastor Steve VonBokern will officiate. Burial will follow in Chambersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and again 10:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday all at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family through the funeral home.

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

William Earl Leach

Nov. 27, 1926 — Feb. 13, 2020

William Earl Leach lifelong resident of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in his home on February 13, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Earl was born in Bloomington to the late Thomas and Lela (Rogers) Leach on November 27, 1926. Earl was a veteran of the US Army serving in Austria during WWII. When he returned to the states he enrolled at The University of Chicago studying the new concept of building televisions. He was told they wouldn’t make it big in the market of the 1950’s. Television did make it “big” and Earl discovered that he had a real talent for repairing TV’s. He did work at RCA for many years as a quality control troubleshooter, but worked in the evenings repairing TV’s in his basement.

Earl is survived by his son Gary (Rachael) Leach and his daughter Linda Robertson all of Bloomington. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Jessica Lynn Leach and Jacqueline Suzanne Hinson, four great-grandchildren; Trey Bradley Leach, Hunter Scott Leach, John Robert Hinson, Josaphina June Hinson and two sisters; Dorothy Dillman and Martha Dell Fiscus.

Earl was preceded in death by his loving wife Patricia (Burns) Leach, and three brothers; Phillip, Clifford (Red) and Max Leach.

Visitation for Earl will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1 p.m. also in the funeral home. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens with military honors performed by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard and the US Army.

Online condolences may be given to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com.

Bernie Kay Shook

Jan. 20, 1956 — Feb. 13, 2020

Bernie Kay Shook of Bloomington passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Born January 20, 1956 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Bernard and Maxine (Reeves) Tieman. Bernie graduated from Bloomington South and attended Indiana University. She married Mark Shook on May 16, 1981. She worked as a marketing representative in recent years and formerly was a loan officer at the IU Credit Union and a clerk at UPS.

Bernie had strong faith knowing He came to bring us blessing and she was safe in His loving care. She attended Hoosier Harvest Church in Martinsville.

Bernie will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her knowledge of many topics and her love for family. She loved to travel and shop for bargains to share with those she knew and loved. She also loved to laugh, recognizing its healing power.

She is survived by her husband, Mark; her daughter, Kayley (Brian) O’Donnell of Atlanta, Georgia; her son, Kip (Ashley) Shook of Bloomington; the thrill of her life, granddaughter Lennox O’Donnell; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday (2/22) at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E Third Street, Bloomington with Rev. Dr. Marlayna Schmidt officiating. Friends may visit the family from 12pm until time of service. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at thefuneralchapel.net

Timothy Summerlot

Jan. 16, 1969 — Feb. 15, 2020

Timothy W. Summerlot, 51, of Spencer, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Tim was born in Bloomington, Indiana on January 16, 1969 to John B. Summerlot and Linda L. (Wood) Summerlot. Tim worked at Napa in Spencer for over 20 years. He loved cooking for his family and friends, spending time with his kids, nieces and nephews and was a friend to all who knew him. Tim will be greatly missed.

Tim is survived by his parents, longtime partner Jodie R. Dalton, children, Caleb W. Summerlot, Kenda G. Summerlot, Glen Swinney, Landon Summerlot, Kaiden Summerlot, Emma Summerlot, siblings, Johnny K. Summerlot, Lou Ann and husband Tom Collier, Teresa Lynn Howard, Tammy Jo and husband Chris Morrow, David A. and wife Heather Summerlot, his children’s mother, Shawna M. Jones and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tim was preceded in death by his son, Levi Summerlot and brother-in-law, Dave Howard.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, February 21, 2020 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer. Pastor Walter Hunter will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2020 and again 10:00 AM until the time of service on Friday, all at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.westparrishpedigo.com.

Jack Quincy Scott

Sept. 19, 1926 — Feb. 14, 2020

Jack Quincy Scott, 93, of Seymour, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Scott was born September 19, 1926, in Anderson, Indiana to Samuel Joseph and Eva Ann Eads Scott.  Mr. Scott enjoyed gardening, reading, bowling, carpentry and spending time with his dogs.

He enlisted in the US Navy at the early age of 14 and served 2 years before his age was discovered and he had to choose another branch of service. While in the Navy, Jack served in World War II and was a feather weight boxer at the Golden Gloves in Chicago. Jack’s second choice was the US Army where he served his country for another 6 years and was a Korean War Veteran.

Jack married the former Inez H. Wheldon on August 27, 1951. He was employed with Essex Wire of Marion, Indiana as a foreman. He was also a former member of VFW 1925.

Mr. Scott is survived by two daughters, Shirley L. Guzman and Phyllis A. Scott, one son, Michael L. Scott, four grandchildren, granddaughter, Michelle A. Scott, grandson, Jason R. Sprong and great grandchildren, Makayla L. Blanden and Blake A. Sprong, grandson Charles M. (Stella E.) Guzman, great granddaughter, Arizona H. Guzman, granddaughter, Melissa Guzman (Matthew R.) Groenewold and great grandson, Levi R. Groenewold.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Inez H. Whelden Scott, three brothers, Richard, Jim, and Bill Scott and one sister, Virginia Wiggins.

Memorials may be made to the Jackson County Humane Society or VFW 1925.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com

Eugenia  “Jeanne” Baker

Jan. 29, 1933 — Feb. 14, 2020

Eugenia “Jeanne” Marie (Jones) Baker passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, February 14, 2020, from pancreatic cancer.

Jeanne was born January 29, 1933, in Granite City, Illinois, the only child of Russell and Elene (Carey) Jones.

After moving away from Granite City, Jeanne also grew up in Rosati, St. James, and Jefferson City, Missouri. Jeanne graduated from John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Missouri in 1950. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri and completed two years. In 1957, she married David Baker, Jr. (d. 2016) in an elopement in Chicago; this was the closest place they could legally marry, as interracial marriage was still illegal in most of the country.

In 1958, their only daughter, April, was born. Jeanne was the sole provider for their family during this time because David was recovering from injuries due to a car accident. She also supported David in his musical career, including typing and editing his books, and forging relationships in the musical community. Oftentimes she worked her 8-5 job, came home and cooked for David and three children (daughter April and two nephews, Kim and David Michael, who were living with them), and then would type his books until time to go back to work the next day. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1978.

Jeanne was an accomplished musician in her own right, as she was a trained opera singer. Jeanne was personally invited in 1956 to audition for the Metropolitan Opera.

Jeanne was a gracious, loving, devoted, generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was adventurous; she took flying lessons, and loved traveling. She enjoyed traveling for her job at AIT, and traveled extensively with her second chance at happiness, second husband Bernard Deutsch (d. 2005); she knew Bern during her adolescence, and they re-connected much later in life. Jeanne and Bern traveled within the United States, as well as to Greece, Italy and Turkey.

Jeanne lived in Maryland with Bern from 1997 to 2001, when they both moved back to Bloomington, where daughter April and granddaughter Kirsten still lived. Jeanne and Bern’s life together was full of laughter, traveling, good food and wine, and joy.

Jeanne was very close to her family. People who knew her well would say that her daughter April, granddaughter Kirsten, and great-grandsons were her world. Jeanne and April were very close, traveling together, having lunch and dinner dates, and long phone conversations. Jeanne was particularly close with her granddaughter, from having movie and popcorn nights when Kirsten was small, to phone calls, to coffee, lunch and dinner dates, shopping trips, and just spending time together throughout Kirsten’s adolescence and adulthood. She adored her great-grandsons, and loved playing and laughing with them. Jeanne continually doted on her family, in both little thoughtful gestures, as well as meticulously planned vacations and legendary holiday celebrations. Jeanne loved all things Disney, and greatly enjoyed visiting Disney World as often as she could.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and uncle; former husband David Baker; former sister-in-law and friend Shirley Crawford, and spouse Bernard Deutsch.

She is survived by her daughter April (Bradley) Ayers; granddaughter Kirsten (Nicholas) Bartalone; great-grandchildren Dylan, Benjamin, and Parker Bartalone; nephew David Michael (Dawn) Crawford; great-nephews Elijah and Greyson Crawford; nephew Kim Crawford; great-nieces Temeley and Tanzyn Crawford; and many wonderful friends.

The family would like to thank friends, the Bloomington Free Methodist Church, and the Simon Cancer Center for their love and support. Special thanks to Jeanne’s oncologist, Patrick Loehrer, MD, and oncology nurse, Diana Bayes, RN.

Visitation is 3-7 PM Tuesday and 10:00-11:00 AM Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana. Services are at 11:00 AM Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel.

Jeanne requested that donations in her memory be made to the Indiana University Foundation/Pancreatic Cancer Research, IU Simon Cancer Center c/o IU Foundation, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207. Envelopes with the Eugenia Baker memorial account information will be available at The Funeral Chapel.

February 16, 2020

Deloris Hoffman

Nov. 01, 1929 — Feb. 15, 2020

Deloris Hoffman, 90, of Bedford died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Terre Haute, IN.

Born November 1, 1929 in Avoca, IN, she was the daughter of Delbert and Ethel (Pugh) May.

Deloris had worked at Springville Elementary School as a Kindergarten aide, Hook’s Drug Store and had been a greeter at Wal-Mart and Day & Carter Mortuary. She was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include one son: Martin Hoffman and his wife Estella of St. Louis, MO; one daughter: Barbara Hazen and her husband Wade of Terre Haute; three grandchildren: Sarah Thomas of Bedford, Erin McCracken and her husband Richard of Bentonville, AR, and Jessica Millermaier and her husband Max of New York, NY; one step-granddaughter: Michelle Hazen Scank and her husband A.J. of Terre Haute; one great granddaughter: Madisyn Thomas of Bedford; two great grandsons: Benjamin and Turner McCracken both of Bentonville, AR, several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her special friend and dancing partner, Bob Banks of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James May.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jay Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Thomas Jr. Ryan

Aug. 26, 1927 — Feb. 14, 2020

Thomas Jr. Ryan, 92, of Bedford died at 10:38 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born August 26, 1927, he was the son of Thomas and Melvina (Bray) Ryan. He married Opal Mae “Polly” Morrison on January 10, 1948 and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2003. He was a forklift driver at General Motors of 32 years and had a lawn care service.

Survivors include two sons: Tim Ryan and his fiancé Frieda Wright, and Larry Ryan of Shoals; one daughter: Karen James of Tell City; two sisters: Amelia Bricker and husband Robert of Muncie, and Kathleen Waltke and husband Johnnie of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren: Thomas Lee, Donille , Rachel, Stacey, Deanna, Caitlin, Jennifer, Jamie, Jeremy, Justin, Nikki, Christopher, Matthew, Alexander, and Theresa; several great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law: Jami Ryan of Heltonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Polly, one son, Danny Ryan; three daughters: Janice Lewis, Becky Sears, and Tammy Brock; a daughter-in-law, Monica Ryan; a son-in-law, David Sears; two grandsons: Clinton Ryan, and Brian James; three great grandchildren; three brothers: Lester, Robert “Bobby” and Frank Ryan; two sisters: Erline Ryan, and Geneva Underwood.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Following Junior’s wishes, cremation will follow. A celebration of his life will follow at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

Michael R. Abrams

Dec. 04, 1948 — Feb. 15, 2020

Michael R. Abrams, 71, of Bloomfield, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at his residence.

Born December 4, 1948 in Greene County, he was the son of James Roy and Lucy Charlotte (DeFrees) Abrams.

Mike enjoyed farming and was an operator at the coal mine. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, Bloomfield American Legion Post 196 and the Odd Fellows.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Janice whom he married July 30, 1977; his children, Stacy Lowry (Chad), Mike Abrams (Ashley) and Michele Coker (Jason); grandchildren, Gage Lowry, Gracie Lowry, Evelyn Abrams, Lucy Abrams and Reece Coker; his siblings, Beverly Kennedy, Linda Meadows and twin brother, Jim Abrams; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Sparks and Charlotte Gabbard and his parents.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. John Moffatt officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview cemetery in Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church or the American Cancer Society.

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

Barbara Sue (Stuckey) Sims

April 15, 1936 — Jan. 28, 2020

Barbara Sue (Stuckey) Sims passed away at home in her sleep on Tuesday, 01/28/2020.

Survived by husband Ed Sims; sister Willeen Stuckey; sister in-law and brother Pat and Larry Stuckey,;and the families of niece Jennifer Bycroft, nephews Jon Stuckey and Jeff Stuckey, and Anthony Stuckey; beloved aunts and cousins; daughter and son in-law Julie and Steve Howard, Julie’s sons Conner Valesano and Cooper Valesano; daughter Nancy Sims and sons Brian Enselein and Andrew Enselein (deceased); daughter in-law and Son Carmen and Mark Sims. Naobumi Ihara of Tokyo, Japan is cherished as a second son, raised by Barbara and Ed from age 16 through High School graduation.

Barbara was 83, born on April 15, 1936 to loving parents Olive (Richardson) Stuckey and Merlin Stuckey in Bloomington, IN. Indiana University Alumnus, graduating from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and enjoying a 30-year career in Elementary Education. Barbara loved to travel the world, including traveling to Mississippi as a volunteer helping the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Barbara is remembered for her warm, beautiful smile and the comforting sound of her voice. Most for her unconditional love and personal sacrifices for the needs of her children, and her strong moral character as a guiding and gentle force for them to realize their dreams. Barbara’s strength of character made her a guiding light filled with love for her sons, daughters, siblings and their families, and for all who had the good fortune to encounter her. We will all miss you so very much, with all of our hearts, for all of our days.

Norma “June” Carter Wagner

Nov. 07, 1934 — Feb. 13, 2020

Norma “June” Carter Wagner, 85, traded her earthly home for a heavenly home on February 13, 2020 where she is happily singing harmony with the angels. She struggled with cancer over the years but when it finally metastasized, she was ready to go.

She was born on November 7, 1934 in Altus, Arkansas to Garner and Mildred (Covert) Carter and was the oldest of six children. She worked as an LPN until she went back to school to get her nursing degree from Guilford Technical Institute in 1976 so she could work as a Registered Nurse. She worked in nursing for over 40 years in Ft Smith, AR, Greensboro, NC, San Diego, CA and finally in Bloomington, IN. June was a life-long Christian and she valued her relationship with her Savior more than anything. She loved all things music, especially playing the piano and singing.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, H.T. “Bud” Chamel; her last husband, Don Wagner; her parents; and sisters, Sally Carter and Gayle Rousseau; brother, John Carter; and her cherished doggie, Abbie.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Piper Chamel (David Shannon), Kimberly Chamel Onofrietti (Dan); four grandchildren, Benjamin Chamel Taylor and Kimberly Chamel Taylor, Piper Seyfrit (Michael), Giovanni Onofrietti; a brother, Larry Carter (Janice); a sister Pam Carter (Sandy); numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She is also survived by Joe Schoolcraft, Sr.; and four step-children, Joe Schoolcraft, Jim Schoolcraft, Jean Schoolcraft Hunt and Judy Schoolcraft Parsons.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at Evangelical Community Church, 503 S. High Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2pm with Reverend Bob Whittaker presiding. A private burial will follow at a later date.

The family would like to thank everyone at Hearthstone Health Campus for their kind and compassionate care as well as all the professionals at Southern Care Hospice who provided comfort to her and her family the last week of her life.

Memorial contributions can be made to Indiana University, School of Medicine, but June also loved flowers.

David William Davies

Sept. 05, 1936 — Feb. 03, 2020

David William “Dave” Davies, age 83, of Plainwell, MI, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 3, 2020, and he did so just has he lived; with grace, dignity, and integrity.

The son of Phillip & Berta (Marks) Davies, he was born on September 5, 1936, in Ashland, WI, the second of five sons. Dave was a proud US Army Veteran.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Dan, and Robert Davies; and niece, Elise Heil.

Surviving are his loving wife, Jo Anne; sons, Matt and Brad; grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley; brother, Richard Davies; and many nieces and nephews.

Honoring Dave’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Plainwell, 303 E. Bridge St., Plainwell, MI 49080 on Saturday, February 29th, at 2:00PM. Dessert and coffee will be served afterwards to share memories about Dave.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian Neighbors Food Pantry, https://www.christianneighbors.org/

To read Dave’s complete obituary and send a message of condolence to the family, please visit: www.NeptuneSociety.com

Eugenia Marie Baker

Eugenia Marie (Jones) Baker, 87, of Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Coty Lee Davidson

Coty Lee Davidson, 33, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington.

February 15, 2020

Rozella L Duncan

Dec. 22, 1931 — Feb. 14, 2020

Rozella L Duncan, 88, of Bedford, IN passed away Friday, February 14, 2020, at her home in Bedford surrounded by her family and the people that loved her. She was born December 22,1931 in Indianapolis IN. The daughter of Calvin Glenn Richardson and Hazel West Richardson both deceased.

Survivors include her sisters, Erma Dean Crider of Indianapolis, Marlene Cecil of Indianapolis and Vonda Magee of Indianapolis. She had one sister Elnora of California whom passed away. Five sons, Mark Duncan and wife Pam, Larry Duncan and wife Barbara, Rick Duncan and wife Patsy, Dale Duncan and wife Bobbie all of Bedford and one son Dennis Duncan deceased. There were several grandchildren, Jason Duncan, Angie Tidd Duncan, Justin Duncan, Kimberly Duncan, Sarah Terry Duncan, Matthew Duncan, John Coe, Thessaney Taylor and Lisa Duncan. She also had several great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Laverne Duncan and two grandchildren, April Duncan and Lori Duncan.

Rozella lived her life with one purpose and that was to see that all of her family came to know the Lord. She was a devout Christian woman that lived her life for God. A founding member of Grace Full Gospel Church she was always there whenever the doors were open to set an example for others. She was kind to everyone she met and loved everybody she came in touch with. She was a fighter against Cancer. She fought Breast cancer for 27 years before it finally took her life. Many times, she called on the Lord to help her fight this terrible disease and He answered her prayers. She lived her life faithfully and with purpose. We wish to thank Pastor Brent O’Neal and Grace Full Gospel family for the love and support that they showed to our mother during this time. Thanks also goes to the IU medical staff and doctors that have taken great care of Rozella. Thank you for your many years of love and service to her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 18th at Grace Full Gospel Church with Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, February 17th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, February 18th all at Grace Full Gospel Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Grace Full Gospel Church.

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

Marjorie Ruth O’Bryant

Dec. 23, 1936 — Feb. 14, 2020

Marjorie Ruth O’Bryant, 83, of Williams, passed away at her residence on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Born December 23, 1936, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Enos Weir and Della (Gadberry) Weir Girton. She graduated from the Prairie Creek High School in Vigo County. She retired from NSWC Crane as a management assistant. She married Paul Glover and he preceded her in death. She later married Ernest O’Bryant and he also preceded her in death. She was a member of Williams First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and led bible study for many years. She was on the founding team of Center for Women’s Ministry.

Survivors include one son, Paul L. Glover and his wife Debbie, of Downers Grove, IL; one daughter, Jamie Hanners, of Loogootee; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; many foster children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul; husband Earnest; brothers, Harley Weir, and Leverett Weir; her daughter, Cathy Sinclair.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Becky’s Place.

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

Steven E. Atkins

July 25, 1954 — Feb. 13, 2020

During early morning on Thursday, February 13, 2020, Steven E. Atkins, 65, departed from us to claim his station in the next journey.

Born July, 25, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Jimmie E. and Wilma M. (Duncan) Atkins.

Steven graduated from Mitchell High School in 1972 and immediately enlisted in the U. S. Army for a 20-year climb through the ranks of the 101st Screaming Eagles. He retired as 1st Sergeant in 1992. Afterwards he became a truck-driving man. Of all of his titles, son, brother, husband, ex-husband, dad, hero, 1st sergeant, and trucker, his favorite was papaw. Steven was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. and a past member of George Washington Lodge. He will be deeply missed and forever cherished.

Survivoring are his children, Robert William Atkins of Jeffersonville, Brandy Dawn Atkins of Bedford, grandchildren, Dylan Issac Atkins, Chloe Jo Atkins, siblings, Jimmie E. (Virginia) of Newberry, South Carolina, Larry D. Atkins of Evansville, Cheri Ross of Southlake, Texas, several nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jack Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

Jeffery Dean “Jeff” Staggs

April 29, 1962 — Feb. 14, 2020

Jeffery Dean “Jeff” Staggs, 57, Bond, Kentucky, formerly of Bedford, entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight and Margie Staggs. Jeff was a member of Annville Holiness Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sallie Staggs; son, Josh Staggs (Destiny); daughter; Lydia Radford (Tievor); sisters, Cathy Kopsho and Cynthia Cupps (Dave); brother, Wayne Staggs; and his grandchildren, Avery, Cooper, Levi and Autumn.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Bond Holiness Church 4905 Highway 3630, Annville, Kentucky, with burial following in Seven Pines Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-9 pin. on Monday at the Bond Holiness Church. Advantage Funeral Home Hardy Chapel, in Louisville, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered at www.dignitymemorial.com

February 14, 2020

Marvin Ehringer

May 20, 1930 — Feb. 11, 2020

Marvin Ehringer, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

He was born May 20, 1930 in Borden, Indiana to Louis and Ivy (Lee) Ehringer. On Feb. 27,1951, he married Marie McClain in Scottsburg, Indiana and she preceded him in death.  Then, on Sept. 6, 1951, he entered the Korean War where he proudly served as a Corporal for the U.S. Army.

He is survived by sons Charles Ehringer of New Port Richie, Florida and Dale (Cindy) Ehringer Of Norman, Indiana, daughter Connie Cubbage of Freetown, Indiana, 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 dill. until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Kurtz Cemetery with Marvin Marlin officiating.

Lois Jane McFarland

June 26, 1927 — Feb. 12, 2020

Lois Jane McFarland, 92, of Bedford passed away, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 26, 1927 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Nina (Lamb) Chastain. She married Kenneth McFarland on May 9, 1945 and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2015.

Lois attended Oolitic High School and Englewood Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and worked at the LARC Center where she was a founding member and a member of the board. Lois was a member of the Daughters of Rebekah and a prior board member of SICIL.

Surviving are her daughter, Denise McFarland; eight grandchildren, Teresa Andis, Charles Garland Jr., Joseph Garland, Clayton (Angela) Garland, Kenneth Garland, Kaylee George, Cassidy Oliver, Aaron Hobbs; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Jill McFarland; one sister-in-law, Glenda Jarvis; daughter-in-law, Julie McFarland; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; three children, Johnny McFarland, Jennifer Cady, Zachary McFarland; one grandson, JA Cady; one sister, Geraldine Walls; two brothers, Frank and Walter Chastain.

Funeral services are at 11 A.M. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Rev. George Payocong. Burial to follow in Williams Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 A.M. until the hour of service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be to LARC, March of Dimes, or FOP – Shop with a Cop in memory of Lois.

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

Archie Lee Pulley

Dec. 26, 1951 — Feb. 13, 2020

Archie Lee Pulley, 68, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Core Nursing and Rehab.

Born December 26, 1951, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Archie Douglas and Dorothy Ruth (Blythe) Pulley. Archie had been a roofer, telemarketer, and an employee of Pulley Trash Service.

Surviving are his children, Hollee Edwards, David Kshe Pulley, stepdaughters, Rachel and Erica, half brother, Archie Thomas, half sisters, Sue and Linda, brothers, Russell Pulley, Randy Pulley, Rick Pulley.

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with no service.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Jennifer Suzanne (Cain) White

Dec. 03, 1976 — Feb. 07, 2020

Jennifer Suzanne (Cain) White, 43, of Solsberry, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born December 3, 1976 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clyde and Ruth Ann (Sullivan) Cain.

She married John Teige White on December 14, 2002 and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2019.

Jennifer was an Eastern Greene High School graduate Class of 1994 and had her business degree from Ivy Tech Community College. She worked as an office assistant at Cook Medical and a member at Salvation Army Church in Bedford.

Surviving are her father, Clyde (Bonnie) Cain; three brothers, Michael J. Watson, David P. Watson Jr., Samuel Terrell; one sister, Jennifer Terrell; aunts, Helen Good, Carolyn Browning, Clara Sturgis; uncles, Curtis Cain, Joe Sullivan; several nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as her beloved dogs, Bear, Bella, Duke, Harley and Ranger.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth and her husband, John.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Capt. Donna Rose officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until the service hour on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society in memory of Jennifer.

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

Roxanne Miller

Jan. 07, 1969 — Feb. 11, 2020

Mrs. Roxanne Miller age 51 of Salem, passed away Tuesday, February 11 at her home.

Mrs. Miller was born January 7, 1969 in Salem, the daughter of Rosetta McCoskey.

She is survived by her son: Jake Miller (Courtney) of Brownstown, a brother: Jerry Brown (Ruth) of Salem, and her mother: Rosetta McCoskey also of Salem.

She is preceded in death by her son: Joshua A. Miller.

Cremation was chosen there will be no services.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Constance S. Terrell

Constance S. Terrell, 75, of Salem, died Monday, Feb. 10. No services are scheduled. She chose to donate her body to the Indiana University School of Medicine.

February 13, 2020

Linda Gail Nelson

Aug. 20, 1956 — Feb. 07, 2020

Linda Gail Nelson, 63, of Bedford, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at IU Health Hospice in Bloomington.

Born August 20, 1956 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James Daniel and Lorena (Raines) New.

Linda attended Edgewood High School and received her Associate’s Degree in Business from Oakland City University. Linda worked at Stone Belt as a Direct Support Professional. She was a member of Chapel Hill House of Prayer in Monroe County.

Surviving are her parents, James Daniel and Lorena New; daughter, Katrina Ramey; grandchildren, Derrick Ramey, Erastata Ramey, Cierra Ramey, Lacie Nelson Lillard, Levi Luttrell, Keiana Fender, Matthew Fender; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Betty) New, Theresa (Darrell) Isaacs, Danny (Jeanne) New; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, David Nelson and a granddaughter, Shayla Nelson.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Bill Edwards officiating. Burial to follow at House of Prayer Cemetery in Fayetteville. The family requests that guests wear the color lavender for Linda.

Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the funeral home.

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

February 12, 2020

Terry Dean Owens

Nov. 26, 1934 — Feb. 10, 2020

Terry Dean Owens, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 5:37 pm on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born November 26, 1934, he was the son of Roy and Mabel (Borders) Owens. He married Purificacion “Edith” Villanueva and she survives.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty-four years, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a custom woodworker and a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Edith, of Bedford; children, Valerie Valls (John), of Jacksonville, FL, Pamela Evans, of Oak Harbor, WA, Ronald Owens, of Midway, GA, Paula Conner (John), of Hagersville, MD, Terry Owens, Jr. (Kimberly), of Peach Tree Corners, GA, Nancy Wendt (Arnold), of Bedford, and Becky Eisnaugle (Greg), of Tacoma, WA; twelve grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Bobby, and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 14th and from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Saturday, February 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A rosary service will be at 7:00 pm on Friday.

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

Merle L. “Moose” Myers Jr.

May 31, 1944 — Feb. 04, 2020

Merle L. “Moose” Myers Jr. 75, of Bloomington passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Merle was born on May 31, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio and was the son of Merle Lawrence and Betty E. (Thompson) Myers. He was a 1963 graduate of Smithville High School.

Moose retired from Ameritech phone company in 2008 after over 30 years of working for the phone company. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #18 in Bloomington and The Black Sheep Shooting Club. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed competition shooting, bowling, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Moose is survived by his children, John D. Myers of Arizona; Patrick R. (Melissa) Myers of Nashville, IN; Tonya D. (Bryan) Measel of Virginia Beach, VA; Woodrow W. (Darrah) Hatchett of Williams, IN; seven grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John Myers and David Myers.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Allen Funeral Home located at 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 Bloomington. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to service time Saturday February 15, 2020 at the funeral home. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

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

February 11, 2020

Kenneth Clark

Feb. 15, 1949 — Feb. 07, 2020

Kenneth F. “Ken” Clark, 70, of Argos, Indiana, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at his residence.

Born February 15, 1949 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Elmer and Bessie (Wilson) Clark. He married Joan Miller on October 17, 1987 and she survives.

Ken was a graduate of Kankakee College and a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He also served in the Marines as a reserve as well as the National Guard. Ken was the former President of the Steel Workers Union at Lear Corporation, a truck driver and a substitute teacher. Ken enjoyed bass fishing, golfing, Ohio State Football and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Clark of Argos; six children, Jeremy (Clarrisa) Clark of Ohio, Shane Clark of Ohio , Gregory Prosser of Louisiana, Christine (Kevin) Crecelius of Mitchell, Russell Prosser Jr. of Bunker Hill; niece, Stephanie (Cody) Thompson who lived with Ken and Joanne for several years; twenty grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one expected; seven siblings, Michael Clark of Kentucky, Jack Clark of Kentucky, Elizabeth Johnson of Plymouth, Charles Clark of Florida, Kirk (Patricia) Clark of Plymouth, James (Julia) Clark of Kentucky, Sheila Dixon of Plymouth; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kenneth F. Clark II.

The family has chosen cremation with a Celebration of Life in Argos, Indiana at a later date. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Argos, Indiana at a later date as well.

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

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

Ronnie Smith

March 26, 1943 — Feb. 09, 2020

Ronnie D. Smith, 76, of Bedford, died Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Born March 26, 1943 in Monroe Co., he was the son of Russell and Kathaleen (Stafford) Smith. He married Brenda Luallen on September 29, 1961 and she survives. He owned and operated Smith Excavating for several years and later worked as a backhoe operator for North Lawrence Water Corporation and had served on their board.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Bedford; his mother, Kathaleen; children, Scott Smith and wife, Lori, of Bedford, Missy Kelly and husband, Tom, of Leesville, Darren Smith and wife, Myra, of Bedford; grandchildren, Brooke Kelly, of Bloomington, Camdon Cobb and wife, Rhiannon “Charlie”, of Fayetteville, Brandon Smith and wife, Chantelle, of New Mexico, Devin Smith, of Bloomington, Derek Smith and wife, Tessa, of Bedford, Aaron Smith and wife, Tori, of Bloomington, Dustin Smith, of Bedford, Rylee Kelly, of Bedford; nineteen great grandchildren, Jacelyn, Garrett, Katie, Zackery, Gage, Colton, Garrett, Gabe, Vera, Brylee, Christian, Aubree, Silas, Ellie, Connor, Khloey, Brooks, Nathan, Abby, and Jerry; two sisters, Ellen Sears and husband, Paul, and Rita Hawkins and husband, Richard, all of Bedford; two brothers, Russell “Cutt” Smith and wife, Trish, Mike Smith and wife, Jill, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Larry Ritter officiating.

Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

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

Jeannette Silvers

Dec. 10, 1933 — Feb. 09, 2020

Jeannette M. (Campbell) Silvers, 86, of Oolitic, passed away at 1:12 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 10, 1933 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Fern (McCall) Hawk. She married Carl Silvers on November 23, 1957 and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2002. She retired from Bedford Medical Center in May of 1992 where she was head cook. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 1686 Ladies Auxillary in Oolitic and served a term as president. She was a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion, Mitchell Senior Citizens and the Oolitic Methodist Church. She was a great mom, mamaw, and great-mamaw. She loved baking cakes, cook outs, and dancing.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Holmes, of Oolitic; a granddaughter, Carla (Josh) Robbins, of Oolitic; three great grandsons, Austin, Owen, and Logan Robbins all of Oolitic; a son, Frank (Kim) Goodin, of Ft. Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Rev. Carson Campbell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Nancy Jones

Nancy Jones, 92, Norman, a loving wife and mother gained her wings and went to be with the Lord.

Nancy loved visitors and everyone she met. Any friend of her children was treated like one of her own. Everyone was welcomed into her home. There was always food on the table as she loved to cook and no one left without eating.

She was born to William and Elizabeth Baker , December 16,1927 in Leslie County, Kentucky. Nancy married Charles Jones on December 14,1950. They were married for 69 years and he survives.

She is survived also by her 6 children: Phyllis Jones of Norman, Jim Jones (Lila) of Norman, Ronnie Jones (Louise) of Scottsburg, Paulette Jones of Norman, Diane Johnson (Dan, deceased) of Mitchell and Lynn Turner (Mark) of Avon, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Tuesday and from 11am until service time at 1pm Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery (Hunters Creek) with her grandson Rev. Travis Jones officiating.

Steve Cronin

July 02, 1947 — Feb. 09, 2020

Steve “Sawdust” Cronin, 72, of Oolitic, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born July 2, 1947 in Bedford, he was the son of Daniel Webster and Alice Mae (Pace) Cronin. He married Patti Meadows on August 14, 1968 and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2007.

Steve was a Bedford High School graduate Class of 1965. He retired from General Motors on November 1, 2017 after 44 years. Steve was a Mason with the American Patriot Lodge #750, a United States Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Surviving are his children, Jill (John) Cronin Silvers, Angie Blanton, Derek (Ruana) Cronin all of Bloomington; nine grandchildren, Madison Silvers, Bailey Silvers, Reid Silvers, Taylor Blanton, Katie Blanton, Cooper Blanton, Ben Morrison, Baxter Cronin, Millie Cronin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Patti.

Funeral services will be at 11 A.M. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Lee Brown officiating.  Burial to follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be held at 7 P.M. on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be sent to www.fergusonlee.com.

Phillip Gene Moffatt

Nov. 02, 1940 — Feb. 09, 2020

Phillip Gene Moffatt. 79 of Hardinsburg, passed away February 9, 2020 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born November 2, 1940 in Paoli to parents, Edgar & Lucille (Downy) Moffatt. He married Connie Stephens December 20, 1963. Phillip was a retired employee of the Orange County Solid Waste Department. He was a member of Little Mission Church of Hardinsburg.

Survivors include his Daughter, Kimberly Purcell & husband, Donnie of Fredericksburg, Son, P. Blane Moffatt & wife, Kathy of Hardinsburg, Grandchildren, Matthew Marr of Hardinsburg, Zoe Moffatt of Orleans & Alexx Elliott of Bloomington, Great-Grandchildren, Gavyn Carter Marr of Paoli, Cloe Blaine Moffatt of Orleans, Casen Matthew Moffatt of Orleans & Landon Wade Corn of Hardinsburg.

Phillip is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Jim Moffatt, sons, Shannon Lee Moffatt & Wade Moffatt.

Visitation will be from 11am-1pm Wednesday February 12 at Little Mission Church of Hardinsburg.

Funeral will follow at 1pm at the church. Brother George Key will officiate. Burial will be in Kays Chapel Cemetery of Hardinsburg.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

February 10, 2020

Samuel Kay “Sam” Thomas

Nov. 27, 1947 — Jan. 30, 2020

Samuel Kay Thomas “Sam” was born in November of 1947, in Martinsville, Indiana. Born to Jack Wayne Thomas and Wilma Mae Piercefield both have preceded him in death. Sam was married to his loving wife in 1967. Sam and Joyce Hopkins wed in Indiana. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in 2019.

Sam, a newly married man, enlisted into the United States Air Force. He was assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base. He spent six years at Vandenberg and two years in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After his military career came to an end he returned to Lompoc, making it his permanent residence.

Sam spent six years working as a maintenance supervisor for several McDonalds stores on the central coast. Sam retired from his longest position as a Grounds/Maintenance Supervisor at the Lompoc Unified School District. Sam worked for the district for twenty-one years. Sam always eager to improve himself and the life of his family attended college at Allan Hancock attaining his degree. He was working full time and raising four young children. We were all so proud of his accomplishment. There was never a time that Sam was not striving to gain knowledge and be more productive. While working for the school district Sam learned the Locksmith business. He became the owner and operator of Sam’s Lock Service. He served his community for over 25 years.

Sam was very much a people person. He could make friends anywhere he went. He loved to chat. Sam was the king of do-it-yourself. He loved working on cars, motorcycles and his home. He did all of his own home remodeling. His final home project was completed in 2019. Despite his pain and failing health he was determined to finish his project. He was an extremely hard worker and no task was ever too big.

Sam enjoyed travelling. He spent many weekends riding his motorcycle or driving his Corvette. He was such a fan of cars and racing. Sam knew every Formula One driver and watched every race. In the last year he found so much joy in riding all over town on his scooter when he could no longer walk. He found love in his two canine companions Lola and Buddy. He and his wife would take them for walks multiple times a day just to soak up the outdoors and appreciate mother nature. Lola would jump up and ride on the scooter with him when she would tire.

There was no man more helpful than Sam. Helping others was so important to him. He would lend a hand to a stranger at every chance. He was helping others and offering his words of wisdom clear up until the very end. He was a family man first and foremost. He was a loving, devoted and caring husband. Sam was a proud father of four children; Karinda, Whitney, Brittany, and Cullane. He adored his ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was an extraordinary man to his family and will be greatly and dearly missed by all who knew him.

May these heavenly gates swing wide to welcome him home. No man deserves it more. May all of our love go with you.

Services will be held at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, from 12pm to 8pm. Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, at 10:00am.

Mildred B. Gilbert

March 07, 1960 — Feb. 07, 2020

Mildred B. Gilbert, 59, of Bedford died on February 7, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born March 7, 1960, in Columbus, IN, she was the daughter of Theodore and Mary Ann Rodman.  She married Jim Gilbert on October 30, 1995 and he survives.

Survivors include her husband Jim of Bedford; and one son, James Theodore Gilbert of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Diane Grant; and one brother, Bill Rodman.

Mildred’s wishes were to be cremated.

Family and friends may express condolences at daycarter.com

Rosetta Hall

July 17, 1942 — Feb. 08, 2020

Mrs. Rosetta Hall, age 77, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, February 8 at Clark Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Hall was born July 17, 1942 in Salem the daughter of Justice and Lula Brewer Doyle. She was a retired employee of Louisville Slugger and of the Methodist faith.

Rosetta is survived by her husband: Donald “Don” B. Hall of Clarksville. They were married February 19, 1966. She is also survived by one son: Donald Eric Hall (Christa) of Louisville, two daughters: Angela G. Hall McIntyre (Dennis) of Salem and Cynthia L. Hall Bourke (Terry) of Anderson, two sisters: Vera Hutton of Torrance, California and Pauline Sovern of Deputy, Indiana, three grandchildren: Taylor Bourke, Jacob Bourke, and Ashley Hall, and one great-grandchild: Aubree.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: James F. Doyle, Carl L. Doyle and Bige Doyle, two sisters: Lois Terkhorn and Helen Donnell, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11AM-time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Shelia Kay Roy

March 23, 1959 — Feb. 05, 2020

Mrs. Shelia Kay Roy, age 60, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, February 5 at her home.

Mrs. Roy was born March 23, 1959 in Bluffton, Indiana the daughter of Herman and Janet Banter Farler. She was a homemaker.

Shelia is survived by her husband: Dean Roy. They were married January 24, 1998. She is also survived by two sons: Eric Creedon (Michelle) of Vero Beach, Florida and Justin Creedon (Amber) of Portland, Oregon, a daughter: Danielle Aston (Robert) of Vero Beach, Florida, three grandchildren: Desiree Shine, Kenneth Aston and Vanessa Aston, two nieces: Dawn Walker and Tessa Shirley and one nephew: Alex Farler. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Mike and Gary Farler and her parents.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no services.

Online condolences may be offered at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Kenneth F. “Ken” Clark

Kenneth F. “Ken” Clark , 70 , of Argos, Indiana, died Friday, Feb. 7. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

February 09, 2020

Norma (Sasser) Mills

Sept. 08, 1939 — Feb. 02, 2020

Norma (Sasser) Mills, 80, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 at Major Health Partners hospital in Shelbyville IN.

Norma was born September 8, 1939 in Ripley, Tennessee to the late Bernice Roberts and James Sasser.

Norma worked for many years as the property manager for C.S Property Management before retiring to become a full time grandmother, as she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart. Norma was an active member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Shelbyville, IN. Norma was a driven woman who loved fierce with everything she had. She was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend.

Surviving Norma is her husband of 25 years Sam Mills; her sister Kay (Chris) Bradley; her children Steve (Melissa) Hanson, Karen (Rich) Hankins and Russel (Donita) Hanson; and many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son Mitchell (Mickie) Jones; and big brothers Wayne and James Sasser.

Norma will be found playing cards or drinking wine with the big man upstairs. I doubt she can find a way to cheat with him at the table. She will be missed and never forgotten. May she Rest In Peace.

Rosalea Lorraine Johnson

Oct. 16, 1934 — Feb. 03, 2020

Rosalea Lorraine Johnson, 85 passed away February 3, 2020 in her home in Castle Rock, CO surrounded by love after her battle with cancer.

Rosalea was born on October 16, 1934 in Colby, KS, the daughter of Charles and Rosa (Miller) Durham.  She went to school in Gem, Kansas, was high school Co-Valedictorian, senior Vice President and played on the boys basketball team. She then went on and attended Business College in Aurora, CO. She worked as a bookkeeper for Coller Real Estate for almost 30 years. Starting in Orlando, FL, later in Bloomington, IN and recently in Castle Rock, CO, to be closer to her daughter Barbara and family. Donald Coller and The Coller Family were a very important part of Rosalea’s life. The family is ever so grateful for all of their generosity and love over the years.

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joy. However, some of Rosalea’s most memorable times were spent deep sea fishing with her son Steve, nightly bingo with her Bloomington friends and beating her friends and family in various card games. She enjoyed gardening and making mousse & pickles for her friends and family. She never turned down a good pot of coffee, chocolate of any kind and of course a glass of wine. She also had a wicked sense of humor, which everyone loved her for.

She is survived by her brother Augie (August) Durham, Colby, KS, her children Steve (Connie) Johnson, Viera, FL , Barbara (David) Sullivan, Castle Rock, CO, Ted (Jody) Johnson, Eustin, FL, Christine (Steven) Russel, Mason City, IA., and step-daughter, Linda (Ken) Meister, Lakewood, CO., along with 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents, her parents, her five siblings, Clara, Norma, Elta, Ella, Charley, one beloved daughter, Susan and two loved grandsons, Stephen Jr. and David.

We all love and will miss her deeply !! As per Rosalea’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held in Florida at her favorite deep sea fishing location in March 2020.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.dignitymemorial.com

Evan Wyatt James Usrey

Aug. 21, 1998 — Feb. 07, 2020

Evan Wyatt James Usrey, 21, of Gosport, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born on August 21, 1998; the son of Kevin and Michelle (Lane) Usrey.

Evan graduated from Edgewood High School in 2017 and was a member of the Marching Mustangs where he played the Bass Clarinet. He was a former member of 4-H, showing poultry and goats, was also a past Junior Leader and a Boy Scout with Troop 119. Evan worked for Domino’s Pizza in Ellettsville and enjoyed playing his x-box, watching anime, and riding four-wheelers. Evan loved sharing his smile, his jokes, and his music with others.

Evan is survived by his parents, Kevin and Michelle Usrey; siblings, Amber Whaley and Madison Usrey; nephew, Bryson Whaley; maternal grandparents, Susan Johnson and Dennis Lane; paternal grandmother, Mary Usrey; maternal great-grandparents, James Johnson, and Jerry and Suzy Lane. Evan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Johnson and paternal grandfather, Phillip Usrey.

A funeral service will be held at 7p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.

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

Renita F. Grunden

March 07, 1962 — Feb. 07, 2020

Renita F. Grunden, 57 of Paoli passed away February 7, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd County Hospital in New Albany.

She was born March 7, 1962 in Corydon, to parents Randolph “Owen” & Ruth Louise (Bowman) Grunden. Renita was a retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Milltown & Marengo. She was a member of Hillview Christian Church of Marengo.

Survivors include her Companion, John Wells of Paoli, Daughters, Sabra Mousty of Paoli, Jami Higdon and Casi Higdon both of Milltown, Son, Daniel Higdon and spouse, Heather Preston-Higdon, Sisters, Robin Moon of Marengo, Ramona Allen of Hardinsburg, Roberta Vaught of Sellersburg, Brother, Richard Grunden of Marengo, Grandchildren, Caden Higdon, Kennedy Richie and Gabriel Higdon all of Milltown.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Monday, February 10 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Tuesday, February 11 at Hillview Christian Church of Marengo. Brother Paul Walerczak and Brother Bruce Hawkins will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

George W. Roll

June 26, 1927 — Feb. 07, 2020

George W. Roll, 92 of Paoli, passed away February 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born June 26, 1927 in Paoli, to parents Robert William & Bertha (Busick) Roll.

He married Violet Fern Andrews on January 27, 1952, she passed away July 16, 1996. He later married Dorothy Morgan on November 11, 1999 and she passed away May 12, 2000. George was a World War II US Army Veteran. He was retired from Paoli Chair Co. formerly of Paoli and he was a member and deacon of Millcreek Baptist Church of Salem.

Survivors include his Daughter, Della Cranfill of Paoli, six Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, and one Great-Great Grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wives, sisters, Dorothy Oakley, Golda Powell and Pearl Bostock, daughter, Peggy Lee, son, John H. Sage and grandson Randall Terry.

Visitation will be from 11am-1pm Monday February 10 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 1pm Monday at the funeral home. Bro. Harvey McAdams will officiate. Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Beverly Jean (Breeding) Rogers

Beverly Jean (Breeding) Rogers, 88, of Ellettsville, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society.

February 08, 2020

April Dawn Harrell

Jan. 28, 1974 — Feb. 06, 2020

April Dawn Harrell age 46 of Indianapolis passed away on February 6, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on January 28, 1974 to Joe and Ruth A. (Fields) Harrell.  April was a homemaker.

Survivors include her spouse George Cook of Indianapolis her parents, Joe and Ruth Harrell of Bedford, two children, Dezman Harrell of Indianapolis and Kealee Solis of Bedford, and George Cook Jr. of Indianapolis, two brothers, Jay (Adrian)Price of Heltonville and Mathew Price of Bedford, one sister, Brandy Grant (Jason Sparks) of Indianapolis, nieces and nephews, Alexia (Nick) Cochran, Breanna Grant, Aurora & Mitchel Arnold, Taylor Tincher, Abby, Patrick, Derrick and Catlin Price, great nieces, Rowen and Rydlee Cochran.

She will be loved and missed dearly by her family.

April was preceded in death by her nephew, Isaac Kopsho.

Funeral services will be held on Monday February 10, 2020 at 7:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, cremation will follow her services.

Visitation will be on Monday February 10, 2020 from 3:00 Pm until 7:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Harold Lee “Jay” Webster, Jr.

Jan. 03, 1960 — Feb. 06, 2020

Harold Lee “Jay” Webster, Jr., 60, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the residence of his son.

Born January 3, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Harold Lee and Esther (Stites) Webster, Sr. He married Sandra Sue “Susie” Creasey March 23, 1979, in Terre Haute.

Jay worked as a table games dealer for Horseshoe Casino for 17 years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. In his healthier years he enjoyed golfing, coaching his kid’s baseball and softball teams, and loved playing poker. In his later years he devoted his life to his grandchildren. He loved watching their sporting events, band concerts, and spending time with them. He would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold. Jay will be dearly missed.

Surviving include his loving wife of 40 years, Susie Webster of Mitchell, children, Douglas Jay (Angie) Webster of Mitchell, Amanda Sue Webster of Mitchell, grandchildren, Mason (Jericho) Webster, Aubrey Webster, Hailey Webster, and Jackson Webster-Olsen, siblings, Terry Creasey of Terre Haute, Lora Segner of Anderson, Ken McClain of Ohio, several close cousins, nieces, and nephews.

His parents and sisters, Vickie Jeffries and Kathy Willyard, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Lavetta R. Lawyer

Feb. 01, 1957 — Feb. 06, 2020

Lavetta R. Lawyer, 63 of French Lick passed away February 6, 2020 at her home.

She was born February 1, 1957 in Salem to parents, William Clyde & Leatha (Phillips) Thacker. Lavetta was a retired restaurant manager for Denny’s of Jasper.

She is survived by her Daughters, Madesha Stapleton & husband, Jason of Gilmer, TX, Laura Cook & Husband Tom of Paoli, God Daughter Sagonia William of Shoals, Grandchildren, Levan Stapleton, Layla Stapleton both of Gilmer, TX, Xander Cook & Bentleigh Cook both of Paoli, Canaan Stapleton & Sawyer Stapleton both of Gilmer, TX.

Lavetta is preceded in death by parents, companion, Felix Rainey, and brother, Clyde Wayne Thacker.

Visitation will be from 12 noon-2pm Sunday, February 9 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 2pm at the funeral home. Brother Jason Stapleton will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Pamela Joann Shuley

Dec. 24, 1953 — Feb. 05, 2020

Pamela Joann Shuley, 66 of French Lick, Indiana, passed away Wednesday February 5, 2020 at her residence.

She was born December 24, 1953 in Richmond, Indiana, to Jesse & Mae King. She married Kenny Rae Shuley and he survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Mike King.

Pamela was a homemaker.

Cremation was chosen.

There will be no services. Arrangements are made by Dillma-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St Paoli, Indiana.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Mark Alan “Sparky” Craig

Oct. 06, 1953 — Feb. 07, 2020

Mark Alan “Sparky” Craig, 66,passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born October 6, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Lowell and Ruth (Helton) Craig. He married Anna L.“Sissy” Lee December 22, 1999.

Mark was a retired millwright and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his wife, Sissy Craig of Orleans, son, Alan Craig of Bloomington, step daughters, Julie Tow of Mitchell, Kari Kinder of El Paso, Texas, grandchildren, Jae Tolbert of Bedford, Kristopher (Erendira) Kinder of El Paso, Texas, great granddaughter, Eluzai Kinder, brother-in-law, Kenny Archer of Bedford, nephews, Robbie Downham, Brad Downham, and several uncles and aunts.

His parents; sister, Diane Archer; and nephew, Bruce Downham, preceded him in death.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

February 07, 2020

Viola Irene Hill

Nov. 06, 1925 — Feb. 05, 2020

Viola Irene Hill, 94, of Bedford, passed away at 9:20 pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born November 6, 1925 in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Woody and Sarah (Pipher) Hamilton. She married David Hill on January 17, 1944 and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Chapel Church in Bedford. She spent her life worshiping her God and taught many Sunday School classes. She loved and prayed daily for her family.

Survivors include her son, David (Janie) Hill, of Bedford; grandchildren, Keith (Kelli) Henderson, of Williams, Nathaniel Hill, of Bedford, Jessica Dayle (Drew) Stewart, of Knoxville, TN; great-grandchildren, Chaylin and Kelsi Henderson and Carter D. Hill.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Jim, Bill, Roe, Gordon, Raymond, and Opal Hamilton; her sisters, Della Pipher, Mary Jones, Lillian Sipes, Maggie Hunt, and Dovie Chastain.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, February 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Tex Edward Schooley

Tex Edward Schooley, 94, passed from this life Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

Born in Bedford, he was the son of the late Harry and Charlotte (Early) Schooley.

Tex was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a sergeant and member of the 60th Field Artillery Battalion 9th Division. He participated in the Central Europe campaigns. At the end of the war he was part of the occupying force in Germany assisting with POWs, evacuees and resettlement of displaced Polish and Italian persons to their respective countries. Tex was awarded the Army Occupation Medal Germany, American Theatre Ribbon, EAME Theatre Ribbon w/1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal World War II.

Following the War, Tex had a successful career as a foundry supervisor for General Motors and Ford Motor Co., retiring after 39 years of service.

Tex was married to the love of his life, Oreta (Greathouse) Schooley for nearly 50 years. Sadly, she passed in 1995.

Tex came to The Villages in 2000 from Sheffield, Alabama. He was an avid golfer and bridge player.

He leaves his daughter, Candace Dubrof of The Villages and a sister, Sharon Whitford of Bedford, nieces and nephews, Lee Ann Kelly of Bedford, Theresa Heider of Fort Wayne, Scott Schooley of Bloomington, Kristi Quick of Fischers, Janie Fransen of Fort Wayne, Alan Greathouse of Indianapolis, Roger Deckard of Avon and Ronnie Deckard of Seymour.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Schooley.

A celebration of his life will be held, at a later date, in The Villages and in Bedford. He will be laid to rest in Bedford.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the ALS Association, Florida Chapter 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619-0907, (888) 257-1717.

For online sentiments visit www.hiers-baxley.com.

Brian K. Porter

Jan. 12, 1961 — Feb. 04, 2020

Brian K. Porter, 59, of Orleans, passed away at 6:51 PM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born January 12, 1961 in Bedford, IN, the son of Kenneth and Ruth Ann (Poindexter) Porter.

He worked in retail at auto parts stores for many years.

He is survived by his father of Palm Coast, FL; one sister, Vicki Porter-Cook of Orleans; one brother, Richard Porter of Ivor, VA; two nephews, Casey Porter of VA and Jeff Cook of CA and one niece, Jennifer Taylor of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his mother, maternal and paternal grandparents.

The funeral will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

February 06, 2020

Dolly (Reynolds) Gaddy

Feb. 14, 1928 — Jan. 23, 2020

Dolly (Reynolds) Gaddy, 91, Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Bedford, died Jan. 23, 2020, in Charlotte.

She was born in Bedford, Feb. 14, 1928, the daughter of James and Minnie (Patton) Reynolds. She grew up on Patton Hill and went to Fayetteville school. She worked at Bedford Medical Center and later became a hairdresser with her own shop from which she retired.

She had many interests and talents. She loved to go into the woods and was an avid mushroom hunter.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Brotherson; one granddaughter, Wendy Kiesling; one great-granddaughter, Leslie Kieslingr; one sister, Ruby Reynolds; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Juanita Atteberry, Mildred Wood, Marie Boeck, Josephine Farris, Lina McPherson and Dorothy Philpot; five brothers, Morris, Noble, Milford, Thomas and James Reynolds; and one daughter, Georgia Bailey.

Cremation was chosen with a service at a later date in Indiana. Her ashes are to be buried at Patton Hill Cemetery.

Janice “Sue” Craft-Steup

Jan. 18, 1939 — Feb. 04, 2020

Janice “Sue” Steup, 81, of Greenfield previously of Bedford, passed away on February 4, 2020 at her residence.

Born January 18, 1939 in Mitchell, Indiana, she was the daughter of Clayton and Helen (Tow) Johnson.
She married Gene Craft in 1954 and he preceded her in death in 2016. She then married Don Steup in 1996 and he preceded her in death September 8, 2014.

Sue was a Mitchell High School graduate, Class of 1957 and attended Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell. She retired from Mitchell Telephone office before she began working for Clerk of Courts in Mitchell for 12 years, then she later retired from Bedford Medical Center/Edgewood Clinic.

Surviving are her son, Mark Craft of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Carri A. (Kyle) Howard of Cincinnati, Emily E. (Brandon) Herbert of Newcastle, Austin C. Craft of Greenfield; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, siblings, Wanda Brock, Juanita Pemberton, Ola Ann Agan and Thomas Tow.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Steve Rayburn officiating. Burial to follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will from 11:00 A.M. until the service hour on February 7, 2020 at the funeral home.

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

Merle L. “Moose” Myers Jr.

Merle L. “Moose” Myers Jr., 75, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, Feb. 4. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home.

Larry Leo Burns

Larry Leo Burns, 79, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 27. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

February 05, 2020

Ronnie Young

July 21, 1940 — Jan. 31, 2020

Ronnie Young, age 79, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, January 31, 2020, at Reid Health.

Born July 21, 1940, in Bedford, Indiana, to Charles Kenneth and Vasta Lucille Lewis Young, Ronnie spent much of his adult life in Richmond. He retired from Johns Manville after 36 years of service. Ronnie was a Past Master of the Whitewater Lodge No. 159, F. & A.M. in Williamsburg, Indiana, and a member of the Tarum Shrine and Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite. He enjoyed fishing, watching Westerns, photography, and taking long drives to find interesting subjects.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jane Phillips Young; five children, including Richard Filby of Lebanon, Indiana; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Leroy (Rea Dawn) Young of Bedford; nieces; nephews; cousins; many friends; and his cat, Misty.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vasta Lucille Lewis Kern; father, Charles Kenneth Young; and brothers, James and Wayne Spires.

Visitation for Ronnie Young will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. There will be a Masonic Service at 12:45 p.m. and the funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Reuben E. Dunckle officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Office of Development, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Elese (Brewer) Stiles

Sept. 05, 1954 — Jan. 31, 2020

Elese (Brewer) Stiles, 65, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:02 A.M. Friday January 31, 2020.

Born September 5, 1954, in Leipsic, IN, she was the daughter of Otho and Gloria (Jackson) Brewer.  She married Paul Stiles July 5, 1974 and he survives.

She graduated from Orleans High School in 1972. Elese was a CST at Dunn Hospital, later attending Vincennes University where she received a Nursing Degree in 1995. She also worked at Bloomington Hospital, Home Health Care, and most recently at Mooresville Endoscopy Center.

She was known for her joyful attitude and big smiles. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and attending her grandsons sporting events. She loved to travel, go to flea markets, and spend time with their dog Izzy. She was always cutting up and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Throughout her years of service in the medical profession she touched many lives.

Elese is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Todd and wife Cammy, of Bedford; three grandsons, Trevyn, Brynden, and Ayden; one brother, Jackson and wife Debbie Brewer of Orleans; one niece Erica and husband Kyle Pinnick; one nephew, Jeremy Brewer; great-niece, Jedda; great nephew, Jaxyn Pinnick; and very close friend Becky Byers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 P.M. on Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M.

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

February 04, 2020

Elizabeth Lea Craig

Sept. 10, 1940 — Feb. 03, 2020

Elizabeth Lea Craig, 79, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at her residence.

Born September 10, 1940 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Henry and Reba (Baker) Raines. She married Ailais Craig, Jr. on March 24, 1959 and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1996. She retired from RCA and a member of the House of Prayer Church in Fayetteville where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include a son, Mark Craig and wife, Sheila; two daughters, Connie Douglas and husband, Kenneth, and Carla Banks, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Craig Douglas, Misty Staggs, Cody Douglas, and wife, Tatom, Leyton Craig, and wife, Kalgary, and Bayley Craig; great grandchildren, Abigail Douglas, Emily Douglas, Kreed Douglas, Rhettlee Douglas, Daniel Simmons, Jr., Henry Craig, and Jackson Craig; two brothers, Harold and Charles Raines, both of Bedford; four sisters, Geraldine Dunn, Betty McGill, Sue Murphy, and Lorena New, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Wendell, Donald and Bill Raines; two sisters, Margaret Raines and Martha Bolton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Ada Goff

Sept. 16, 1951 — Feb. 03, 2020

Ada M. Goff, 68 of Norman, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, in Norman, Indiana.

Mrs. Goff was born September 16, 1951, in Borden, Indiana, to Marvin and Marie McKlane Ehringer.

Ada had worked at various jobs prior to her retirement but more importantly she was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her special friend, Sue Isaacs, and especially playing with her dog, Button. Mrs. Goff was a member of Honeytown Christian Church.

Mrs. Goff is survived by her father, Marvin, one son, Richard L. (Bobbie) Mikels, two brothers, Charlie Ehringer and Dale (Cindy) Ehringer; one sister, Connie Cubbage, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, her son, Melvin Mikels, her daughter, Cathy Allman, a brother, Loran Ehringer and a sister, Bonnie Ehringer.

Graveside services for Mrs. Goff will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Kurtz Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Honeytown Christian Church.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com

Mary Jane Henderson-Jones

May 23, 1931 — Feb. 01, 2020

Mary Jane Henderson-Jones, 88, of Orleans, passed away at 6:35 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the IU Health Hospice House.

She was born on May 23, 1931 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of Charles O. and Lela Faye (Selby) McBride.

She married Edward J. Henderson on September 5, 1949 and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1994 and then she married Mervin R. Jones on October 23, 2000 and he survives.

She was a homemaker and attended Little Mission Church.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Michael Thomas Henderson Sr. (Patricia) of Jeffersonville, Virgil Jones (Shelia) of Linton and Donnie Jones (Mel)of Seymour; two daughters, Vickie Ruth Dalton (David) of Orleans and J. Susie Nicholson (Les Tipton) of Bedford; thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; first husband; one daughter, Brenda Case; one grandson, Scott Clements, one granddaughter, Suzanne Nelson; one great grandson, Kameron Wilson; one sister, Helen O’Neal and one brother in infancy.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

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

Online condolences may be offered at www.ochstetrick.net

Linda Darnell Hardin

April 25, 1947 — Feb. 02, 2020

Linda Darnell Hardin, 72, of Salem, passed away at 7:35 AM on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Meadowview Health and Rehab in Salem, Indiana.

She was born on April 25, 1947 in Salem, IN, the daughter of Arthur and Georgia Mae (Brown) Hardin. She was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church in Salem. She was a graduate of the Salem High School, class of 1965. She retired from Kimball’s after many years of employment and worked later as a bus monitor for Blue River School System.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Donna Walker of Salem, Jr. Hardin (Nancy) of Campbellsburg, Beverley Hardin of Salem, Ernest Hardin (Tammy) of Salem, Kenneth Hardin (Petra) of Texas, Mike Hardin, Jeff Hardin (Debbie), Waneta Goller (Bill) and Melvin Hardin (Leann) all of Salem; fifteen nieces and nephews, Bryan Walker (Misty), Artie Hardin, Tracy Jones (Nathan) Jessica Delia (Andy), Dannie Wingler, Brittan Goller, Bridget Lashbrooks (Corey), Steven Hardin, Aaron Walker (Daniell), Jason Hardin (Andrea), Brandon Goller (Amanda), Ann Ward, Kara Hamilton (Randy), Jared Hardin, Melea Hardin; several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Janice Hardin and Yuonne Hardin; one nephew, Jimmy Hardin.

The funeral will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Mill Creek Baptist Church in Salem with Jared Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Elese (Brewer) Stiles

Elese (Brewer) Stiles, 65, of Bedford, died Friday, Jan. 31. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

February 03, 2020

Norma Bagby

Oct. 19, 1928 — Jan. 29, 2020

Norma A. Bagby, 91, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born October 19, 1928, in Harlan County KY, she was the daughter of Nova T. and Ruby (Hines) Hensley. She married Arthur Eugene “Baldy” Jones, December 24, 1949 and he preceded her in death on August 13, 1973.  She married Dr. Paul R. Bagby, September 19, 1976 and he preceded her in death on December 31, 1985.

Norma retired from RCA as a line supervisor. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a lifetime member of the Women’s Auxiliary of Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club. Norma loved spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time at the Bedford American Legion Post 33 socializing and entertaining her friends and staff with her wit and humor.

Survivors include two sisters, Irene Murray of Carmel, Janice Hedrick and companion Jimmie Goins of Bedford. Other survivors include her step-daughter, Barbara Bagby Krisher and husband Kevin of Greenville, NC; two step-grandchildren, Shane Miracle and wife Stephanie of Hampstead, NC, Katie Cole and husband Jay of Pawleys Island, SC; four step-great-grandchildren, Jake Miracle, Courtney Stein and husband Derrick, Jackson Cole, A.J. Cole; one step-great-great-grandchild Keegan Stein. She considered her step-children, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchild as her own. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Norma was proceeded in death by her parents, husbands, step-son Joe Bagby, one sister Wilma Byers, and two brothers Roger and Wendell Hensley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 15th, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on February 15th at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial gifts can be made in Norma’s memory to the American Cancer Society or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at daycarter.com

Clarence Richard “Dick” Brown

Feb. 23, 1933 — Feb. 01, 2020

Clarence Richard “Dick” Brown, 86, of Bedford, died at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 1st at Garden Villa nursing facility in Bedford.

Born February 23, 1933 in Avoca, IN, he was the son of William Raymond and Julia Ruth (Owens) Brown. He married Margaret Louella Cassidy July 22, 1956 and she preceded him in death on November 1, 2015.

He was a retired electrician from Owens Electric. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea, and a lifelong member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

Survivors include, his daughter, Salli Hanners and her husband Jeff of Springville; a son, Clarence Richard “Rick” Brown II of Bedford; three grandchildren: Jeremy Richard Lake of Springville, Jacob Steven Lake of Springville, and Stephen Oren Lake and his wife Stephanie of Needmore; three step-grandchildren: Dustin Hanners and his wife Amber of Oolitic, Jayson Hanners and his wife Janay of Bedford, and Jericca Del Fierro and her husband Salvador of Bedford; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Rod Brown and Patricia Simmons of Avoca; and a special niece and caregiver, Kathy Shaw and her husband Jim of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret; one brother, William Brown; and two sisters: Judi Armstrong and Bonnie George.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 11th 2020 at the Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Wilkinson and Pastor Steve Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Avoca Baptist Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, February 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at daycarter.com

Danny Wayne Ledford

Sept. 03, 1943 — Jan. 31, 2020

Mr. Danny Wayne Ledford, age 76, of Salem, passed away Friday, January 31 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Mr. Ledford was born September 3, 1943 in Clay County, Kentucky the son of Farmer and Sophia Herd Ledford. He was a former Meat Department Manager for Hilltop Grocery and was retired from Kimball International in Borden. Danny was a people person and enjoyed sharing his love for the Lord. He was a member of Canton Christian Church and Vallonia Conservation Club.

Danny is survived by his wife: Margery Zink Ledford of Salem, his son: Michael “Scott” Ledford (Glinda) of Pekin, three sisters: Alice Faye Voyles (Randy) of Vallonia, Phyllis Spears (Joe) of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Jeannie Sanders (Irvin) of Salem, three grandchildren: Brian Ledford, Amanda Ledford, and Matthew Lee (Priscilla), and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother: James Farmer Ledford, a sister: Evangeline Ledford and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM until time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

February 02, 2020

Barbara May McFadden

Feb. 19, 1933 — Jan. 30, 2020

Barbara May (Brock) McFadden age 86 of Bedford passed away Thursday January 30, 2020 at 11:08 Pm at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born on February 19, 1933 to James S. and Eva I. (Dalton) Brock. She married Robert Lee McFadden on April 15, 1950 and he preceded her in death.

Barbara was a graduate of Fayetteville High School Class of 1950, Barbara and Bob ran McFadden Grocery in Judah for 30 years, she also worked at RCA, sold Stanley Home Products, bee line clothing, friendly home sales and Cerama Company.

Barbara was a member of the Guthrie Christian Church, Guthrie Ladies Aide, Open Heart Fellowship, Lawrence County Women’s Dept. Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Democratic Party.

Barbara loved her family, church, playing cards, cooking, flowers, decorating her home, IU sports and the Chicago Cubs.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Terri Lea McFadden, niece, Mary I. Brashear, nephews, John D. “Moe” Ratkovich and James M. Ratkovich, grandchildren, Aimee Dawn Hirtz, Sally Ann Cheek, David Shane McFadden, David M. Hansen, Benjamin J. Hansen, great grandchildren, Jordan R. Tussey, Luke E. Dalton, Allison J. Dalton, Megan C. Cheek, Hunter L. McFadden, Raven E. Hansen, Thaddeus D.M. Hansen, great great grandchildren, Liam E. Dalton-Young, Ameilia C. Dalton-Young, nieces and nephews, Billy, Debbie Williams, Diane, Lee, Joe, Jana, Scotty and Troy McFadden, lifelong friends, Martha Meadow, Tommy Brashear, Jim Kirkman and Brenda Capraro.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Betty Lou (Brock) Ratkovich, sons, David Bruce McFadden and Jay Douglas McFadden, grandson, Sean David McFadden, and great great granddaughter, Scarlett Mae Dalton

Funeral services will be on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at Guthrie Christian Church, burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 Am until service time at 2:00 Pm at Guthrie Christian Church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Larry Lee Philpott

Feb. 28, 1955 — Jan. 31, 2020

Larry Lee Philpott, 64, of Bedford, passed away at 10:32 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at IU Health in Bloomington.

Born February 28, 1955 in Bloomington, he was the son of Ottis Thomas and Vena Mae (Chambers) Philpott. Larry married Pamela Hilderbrand and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2010. He was a veteran, retiring from the National Guard. He also retired as a truck driver for R.L. Carter Trucking.

Survivors include a daughter, Shannon Philpott of Seymour; a son, Lyndon Philpott and his wife Nicole, of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Jeremiah, Shalea, and Tonya Mitchell, and Wyatt, Aidan, and Juliana Philpott; one great-grandchild, Bentley Mitchell; one sister, Judy Philpott, of Bedford; four brothers, William Philpott and his wife Kathy, of Bedford, Denny Philpott and his wife Suzette, of Switz City, James Philpott and his wife Marilyn, of Poland, IN, Kenneth Philpott, of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela; parents, Ottis and Vena; and a sister, Betty Grubb.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Aaron Swafford officiating. Burial will follow in Knightridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may offer condolences at daycarter.com

Bonnie Kay Rainey

Oct. 02, 1943 — Jan. 31, 2020

Bonnie Kay Rainey, 76, of Bloomington died at 8:14pm on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington.

Born October 2, 1943 in Newburg, MO, she was the daughter of William and Virginia (Alexander) Willis. She married Charles Marion Rainey on June 7, 1963 and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2005. She retired from PRD and had previously worked at RCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include her three children: Debra Rugenstein of Slosberry, Beverly Prince of Bloomington, Steven Rainey and his spouse, Roy Allen of Shelbyville; six grandchildren: Casey Rugenstein, Alissa Rugenstein, Joshua Prince, Jessica Prince, Mathew Prince, and Olivia Prince; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Michael Rainey, a sister, Audrey Martin, and three brothers, Duke Willis, Ronald Willis, and Roger Willis.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4th at the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Per Bonnies wishes there will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

Mark Beaver

Sept. 30, 1961 — Jan. 31, 2020

Mark A. Beaver, 58, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Health Care Center in Lexington.

Born September 30, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Harold E. and Barbara J. (Miller) Beaver.

He married Dana Cummings on October 7, 1989 and she survives.

Mark was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School Class of 1980, Veteran of the United States Army and Army National Guard, and attended Vincennes University where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, the Elks and Eagles. Mark previously worked at Visteon then worked as a Truck Driver for Relco.

Surviving are his wife, Dana, of Bedford; two sons, Owen and Griffin Beaver; three sisters, Deborah Beaver, of Bedford, Karen Jacobsen, of Bedford, and Jane (Clipp) Crosby, of Bedford; brother, Mike (Stephanie Odaffer) Beaver; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 P.M.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Sharon King

Aug. 01, 1938 — Jan. 30, 2020

Sharon Arlene King, 81, of Bloomington, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning January 30, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon was born August 1, 1938 in Rosedale, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Agnes (Grieve) Cuthbertson. She worked early on at Sarkes Tarzian where she met her husband William “Bill” King and they enjoyed 51 years of marriage before his passing in 2011. She was a homemaker, and was a member of Smithville Christian Church.

Sharon found her most joy in spending time with her granddaughters and watching them play softball. Her and Bill also enjoyed camping. In her later years Sharon enjoyed family and friends that visited her and brought her goodies.

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Monell Breidenstein (James); two sons, Michael King and Ray King (Donita); two granddaughters, Adrianna King and Caitlyn King, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill King (2011), her parents and siblings; Bertha Frazier, Verona Dobbs, Raymond Cuthbertson, Max Cuthbertson, and Ronnie Cuthbertson.

Visitation for Sharon will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 4-8 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington and on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 10:30 am until service time.

Services for Sharon will be 11:30 am Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stephen Johnson and Rev. Ron Sutherlin officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Sharon’s family would like to thank the 4th Floor Oncology Unit at IU Health Bloomington for all of their love and care in taking care of Sharon throughout her illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon’s memory may be given to IU Health Hospice. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at thefuneralchapel.net

Anne Puglis

July 29, 1929 — Jan. 28, 2020

Anne Marie Puglis, 90, passed away on January 28, 2020 at Life’s Journey Hospice, Avon, Indiana.

She was born in Paterson, New Jersey on July 29, 1929 to the late Nick and Santa Amari.

Prior to her death she resided in Bloomington, Indiana after moving from Indianapolis. Always with a desire for nursing, Anne returned to school on a scholarship to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). After the passing of her husband, 8 years later she returned to school to become a registered nurse (RN) and graduated ceremoniously when she was 58 years old. She spent the majority of her career at Winona Memorial and St. Vincent’s Hospitals in Indianapolis. After a long career as a compassionate and dedicated care provider, Anne (reluctantly) retired from nursing at the age of 80 due to declining health.

Anne found most joy in being surrounded by her family. Everyone she met became “family”. Her favorite past time was cooking huge Italian meals for holidays, birthdays or no occasion at all. She took great pride in her appearance, coordinating clothes, purses, shoes and jewelry. Thursdays were her favorite days when she had her hair appointment (hair therapy) usually followed by a lunch outing and shopping trip. She prayed the rosary daily and contributed to many charitable organizations.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband Jim (1980), her loving partner Emerson “Gene” Gruber (January 2019), her baby sister Marie, and parents.

Anne is survived by her children, James Puglis, Jane Westdyke (Bill), Sandy Elsner (Tim), Annette Broderick and step-daughter, Carol Gosser (Kevin) and their family; her grandchildren Will (Megan), Sammi, Lauren (Aaron), Daniel (Riyako), Cristiaan; and great-grandchildren Angelina, Sofie, Chessney, Selena, Alyssa and Gavin.

Visitation will be Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4:00 — 8:00 p.m. at Flanner-Buchanan Funeral Home — Speedway, 2950 N. High School Road. A mass will be held, Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 5301 W. 16th Street, Speedway. Burial will follow at West Ridge Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at flannerbuchanan.com

Donald Hayworth

Oct. 14, 1932 — Jan. 31, 2020

Donald F. “Termite” Hayworth, age 87, passed away Friday evening, January 31, 2020 at his home in Brown County.

Don was born October 14, 1932, in Indianapolis, to his parents, the late Stephen F. and Katherine (Sims) Hayworth. He was a 1952 graduate of Helmsburg High School and went on to serve as a Private First Class with the United States Army during the Korean War.

Don retired in 1987 from General Motors Truck & Bus Plant in Indianapolis where he worked as a Laborer and was a member of the United Autos Worker Union, Local 23 in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Cottonwood Christian Church in Brown County, the VFW and American Legion.

On June 11, 1955, Don married LaDonna Mae Long in Morgantown. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2018 after 63 loving years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bryan Hayworth; sister, Barbara Hayworth; and grandchildren, Eric Kirby and Melissa Hayworth.

Don is survived by his children, Lowell (Amanda) Hayworth, Kevin (Dian) Hayworth and Darrell (Beth) Hayworth, all of Brown County and Jessica (Jason) Hounshell of Columbus; siblings, Max (Betty) Hayworth of Morgantown, Jack (Nancy) Hayworth of Bargersville and David (Victoria) Hayworth of Morgantown; and several wonderful grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Don enjoyed spending time with his family and going out to eat with family and friends, with Cracker Barrel being his restaurant of choice. Don also enjoyed camping with grandchildren and working crossword puzzles.

The Rev. Darrell Miller will conduct a memorial service on Friday at 7 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Military honors will be presented by the Brown County Honor Guard and the United States Army.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Don to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St. Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the Hayworth family at www.meredith-clark.com.

February 01, 2020

Ernest Fish

Oct. 05, 1936 — Jan. 30, 2020

Ernest H. “Ernie” Fish, 84 of Norman passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born October 5, 1936 in Norman, Indiana he was the son of John and Mae Fish who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife Carol Ann Fish whom he married in July 1979 and who passed June 3, 2018.

Ernie enjoyed watching NASCAR, Allies Chalmers Tractors and spending time with his grandsons.

He leaves behind his son John and his wife Callie of Norman; grandsons, Garrett and Eli Fish.

Cremation has been chosen with private family services at a later date.

Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com

Gale Taylor

Nov. 29, 1935 — Jan. 30, 2020

Gale Taylor, known to his family and friends as “Short”, age 84, of Norman, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on November 29, 1935, in Hickory Grove, he was the son of Wilburn and Goldia Lewis Taylor, both of whom preceded him in death.

On November 24, 1956, at Norman Pentecostal Church, he married the love of his life, Betty L. Cummings, and she survives in Norman.

Gale was employed with Arvin Industries for 20 years, Cummins Engine Company for 13 years, and was also employed with the Indiana State Highway Department. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing every summer for over 20 years in Minnesota with dear friends Forrest and Marge Fleetwood. He also enjoyed deer hunting in Colorado, and moose hunting and fishing in Canada.

Mr. Taylor was a long-time member of Norman Pentecostal Church and has been a member of New Hope Community Church in Bedford for 10 years.

Survivors also include one daughter, Lisa Gayle (Paul) Brock of Seymour; two brothers: Carl Taylor of Norman and John (Joanie) Taylor of Brownstown; two sisters: Ruth Taylor of Norman and Mary Prewitt of Seymour; two granddaughters: Amanda Gayle (Greg) Burns of Kansas and Melissa Dawn Clark of Seymour; and two great-grandchildren: Elijah Gale Noble and Olivia Grace Clark, both of Seymour.

In addition to his parents, Gale was also preceded in death by brothers: Dale Taylor, Dean Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Merle Taylor and infant brother, Danny Lloyd Taylor.

Funeral services for Gale Taylor will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Pastor Donnie Sanders officiating.

Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., and from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Schneck Hospice or Donor’s Choice.

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

Mary Wrightsman

March 14, 1928 — Jan. 31, 2020

Mary Frances Wrightsman, 91, of Bloomington passed away Friday January 31, 2020 at Bell Trace Health and Living.

Born March 14, 1928 in Bedford, Indiana the daughter of Ivan and Mary Louise (Lehman) Buher.

Mary was retired from RCA in Bloomington, she worked part time at McCormick’s Creek State Park Inn gift shop, she was a member of the Eastern Star and the Mt. Olive Christian Church in Spencer.

Surviving relatives include her brother, Jim (Becky) Buher of Bedford, three daughters-in-law, Elaine Parsley, Debbie Hamilton, Lisa Parsley, her grandchildren, Andy Harper, Melissa Harper, Greg (Stephanie) Parsley, Brent Parsley, Alnee (Ryan) Gadberry, Anika (Matthew) Steves, she has two step children, Richard (Debbie) Wrightsman and Denver (Beverly) Wrightsman, her nieces and nephews, Mindy and Jen Buher, Brad and Mike Buher, she has three step-grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her first husband Johnnie H. Parsley, her second husband Orville Wrightsman, Jr; four children, Jackie Harold Parsley, Tom Parsley, Ivan “PeeDad” Parsley, Cathy Ward, one grandson Chris Parsley and a step-daughter Brenda Hamlin.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum, friends may call from 10 A.M. until the service time.

The family wishes any memorial donations be made to Bell Trace Health & Living Center Actives Department.

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

Norma A. (Hensley) Bagby

1928 — 2020

Norma A. (Hensley) Bagby, 91 of Bedford, died Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.  Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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