Obituaries – July 2012

July 31, 2012

Gary Inman

Gary Inman, 42, of Bedford, died July 25 in Lawrence County.

Mr. Inman is survived by his mother, Donna Inman of Bedford; sisters, Deonna (Jerry) Hattabaugh of Mitchell and Michelle (Scott) Sanders of Williams; brothers, Scott (Alecia) Simmerman of Bedford and Matthew (Candace) Inman of Bedford; grandmother, Betty Lewis of Williams; and seven nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerry Neal Inman; paternal grandfather, Hillard Inman; paternal grandmother, Betty Skirvin; and maternal grandfather, Roy Lewis.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Shiloh Christian Fellowship Church on Ind. 158 in Fayetteville with service to immediately follow at 7 p.m.

Arrangements are being provided by Victoria Grace Funeral Home.

www.victoriagracefuneralhome.com

“Love gifts/donations can be made to the family at P.O. Box 1118, Bedford, IN 47421.”

Dasan E. Spires

March 15, 1979 — July 28, 2012

Dasan E. Spires, 33, of Heltonville, passed away on Saturday from injuries sustained in an auto accident which also claimed the life of his fiancée Laura Duncan.

Born March 15, 1979, in Bedford, he was the son of Michael and Christie (Harrell) Spires.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1998. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he received a commendation medal for extinguishing a fire which threatened a plane and its pilot.

He owned A-1 Excavating and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local No. 181 and of the Baptist faith.

He loved his family and friends, riding his Harley, boating, weightlifting, the outdoors and caring for his dogs.

Survivors include his mother, Christie, of Heltonville; his father, Michael, of Bedford; two brothers, Ty Spires of Heltonville and Cam Spires and wife Amy of Springville; a niece, Chloe Spires; nephews, Caden and Casen Spires; aunt, Donna Evans of Heltonville; uncles, Greg Spires of Bloomington, Steven Spires and wife Cora of Bedford, Tracy Spires and wife Mary of Colorado and Tom Harrell and wife Rhonda of Lexington, Ky.; several cousins; and his grandmother, Helen Spires of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herbert Dale and Violet Harrell; and his paternal grandfather, Charles Eugene Spires.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Heltonville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 111, Heltonville, IN 47436.

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

Eunice Marie Reuter

March 24, 1920 — July 30, 2012

Eunice Marie Harp Reuter, 92, of Bedford, died at 5:20 a.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born March 24, 1920, in Matton, Ill., she was the daughter of Charlie and Zira (George) Harp. She married Charles D. Reuter on May 27, 1938 and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1990.

She was a graduate of Marion College in Marion, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was a homemaker and teacher. She and Charles traveled to Israel twice. She addressed the Indiana joint legislature in the 1970s.

Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Jane Crandall and husband George of Magnolia Springs, Ala., and Jo Hannah Edwards and husband Ronald of Bedford; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Crandall of Chicago, Amy Baratta and husband, Joe of New Jersey, Andrew Edwards and wife Karen of Bloomington and Hannah Winegar and husband Jason of Charlestown, S.C.; six great-grandchildren, Alex and Caroline Baratta, Abby and Lilly Winegar, and Charlie and Emily Edwards; one sister, Helen Hall of North Carolina; and one brother, Charles Harp Jr. of Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Hazel Flinn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Morgan Hutton

Morgan Hutton, 30, Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 30, 2012

Ava Nell Horton

March 25, 1935 — June 26, 2012

Ava Nell Mullis Horton, 77, passed away at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 25, 1935, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Roy and Emma Faye (Richardson) Daugherty.

Surviving are her children, Michelle Clay (John) of Indianapolis, Debbie Edwards (David) of Bedford, and Charles Alan Mullis (Diana L. Taylor) of Bedford; grandchildren, Shae Mullis of Bedford, Heather Staggs of Bloomington, Amy Wyatt of Oolitic, and Kyle Hamilton of Seattle, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Taylor Staggs, Sophie Staggs, Keaton Staggs (they are children of Heather Staggs), and Robbie Wyatt (son of Amy Wyatt), one brother George Daugherty of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David, Graden and Noel Daugherty; and sisters, Alene Daugherty, Annebell Kern and Joyce MacDonald.

Ava was graduated Bedford High School in 1953. She was homemaker and also worked at RCA in Bloomington, Cook Group in Bloomington and Edgewood Pharmacy.

She was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple,

She was a caring, loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springville Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Alice Cazee

Nov. 8, 1922 — July 27, 2012

Mary Alice Cazee, 89, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Union Hospital Terre Haute.

She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Williams, to Earl Dixon Kern and Minnie (Lyons) Kern. Mary married William Fredrick Cazee on May 1, 1939, and he passed away on Dec. 15, 1967.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Vickie Cazee of Farmersburg, Jack S. Cazee of Jasonville, and Donald E. and Teresa Cazee of Jasonville; grandchildren, Brent Cazee, Brad Cazee, Ronn Cazee, Buddy Cazee, Jackie Cazee, Sandy Swan, Suzie Cazee, Michael Fenwick, Tony Cazee and Chris Deckard; many great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond Kern of Paragon; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son; Ronald Dean Cazee; sisters, Dorothy Fields and Blanche Schoffstall; brother, Richard Kern; and aunt, Martha Tannehill.

Mary had worked as a nurse’s aide at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center.

She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville, with visitation scheduled from 4-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Keith Pope officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.

Dasan E. Spires

March 15, 1979 — July 28, 2012

Dasan E. Spires, 33, Heltonville, died Saturday from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until the serviceon Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Heltonville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 111, Heltonville, IN 47436.

Eunice Reuter

Eunice Reuter, 92, Bedford, died this morning at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 29, 2012

Jerry Rollins

Dec. 4, 1939 — July 27, 2012

Jerry Rollins, 72, of Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1939, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Homer and Coletia (Turner) Rollins. He married Pam Franklin on June 30, 1958, and she survives. Jerry was a 1958 graduate of Needmore High School and was a member of Avoca Baptist Church. He was a heavy equipment operator at Stone City construction and the City of Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Pam, of Bedford; one daughter, Gaytha (Brett) Arnold of Muncie; three grandchildren, Brody, Libby and Alex Arnold, all of Muncie; two great-grandchildren, Dallas and Blakeleigh; one brother, Denny (Jayne) Rollins of Bloomington; two sisters, Bonnie Poindexter of Odon and Penny (Darrell) Kindred of Connersville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Becky Francis of Davie, FL; a sister-in-law, Nancy Carpenter of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles “Bud” Rollins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 30 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jerry at www.daycarter.com.

July 28, 2012

Frederick E. Mitchell

Jan. 8, 1927 — July 27, 2012

Frederick Earl “Fred” Mitchell, 85, Bedford, left this earth to see his Heavenly Father on Friday morning, July 27, 2012.

Fred was born Jan. 8, 1927, west of Bedford, at what is now 8488 State Road 158, to John and Leona (Hicks) Mitchell.

He first married Mary Jean George on July 5, 1947, and she preceded him in death in December of 1981. They had three children, Rick A. (Judy) Mitchell, Pamela E. (Dan) Deckard, both who survive him in Bedford, and Jeffrey Lyle who was stillborn.

He later married Marian A. (Plake) George on Nov. 8, 1983, and her children, Jackie (Mike) Kuster, and Dale Earl George, both of Bedford, joined his family.

There are five grandchildren, Derek (Lauralee) Mitchell, Melanie (Jeff) Johnson, Matthew Deckard, Jason Kuster and Brian (Erin) Kuster.

He is also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Fred was the last of six brothers, Glen, John, Wayne, Keith and Richard, and one sister, Eileen Dillon.

Fred was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. He was a member of UAW Local 440, and a US Army Veteran.

He retired from G.M. Central Foundry in 1982. He then served many mission projects in Mexico after moving to Brownsville, Texas, where he was an elder at Brownsville Central Christian Church. He had also served as elder of New Union Christian Church. He loved God’s Kingdom on this earth, and is now at home in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

Fred’s farewell ceremony will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Mike French officiating, with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2–6 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Premier Hospice, Seymour.

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

Mary Frances Williamson

Sept. 11, 1916 — July 27, 2012

Mary Frances Williamson, 95, of Bedford, and formerly of Taylor Mill, Ky., died at 8:20 a.m. Friday.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1916, in Kenton County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry W. Bird and Grace E. (Stephens); husband Edgar Williamson (married 1955); and son Jerry Baker.

For many year she was a beautician and in 1981 she retired from South Western Publishing Company in Cincinnati.

She was a charter member of Lakeside Christian Church, Lakeside Park, Ky., and currently attended First Christian Church in Bedford, Ind. She was a member of Daughters of America Kenton Council No. 9, Past State Counselor; Order of the Amaranth, Past Royal Matron of Queen Ester Court No. 21; Order of the Eastern Star Rosebud Chapter No. 39; Covington Shrine No. 10; and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Surviving is her daughter: Nancy (Donald) Mains (Bedford, Ind.); grandchildren Donald Mains Jr. (Brownsburg, Ind.), Melinda Mains (Indianapolis), Christopher (Kirsten) Mains (Avon, Ind.), Scott Baker (Cincinnati), and Troy (Cathy) Baker (Milford, Ohio); and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger, Ky., with the Rev. John Russell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to First Christian Church to benefit Bedford Christian Camp.

Clarence E. Kerns

April 25, 1929 — July 26, 2012

Clarence Edward Kerns, 83, Mitchell, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 25, 1929, in Martin County, he was the son of Alton and Lillian (Bauer) Kerns. He married Barbara Smith, Feb. 21, 1953.

He was employed by B&O Railroad as a Signal Maintainer until his retirement in 1987 after 40 years of service, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. Clarence graduated from Shoals High School in 1947 and was a member of White River Masonic Lodge No. 332 F&AM.

He was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and had been an elder and served on many boards at the church. He also served as a Mitchell City Councilman during the years of 1969-1971, and was active in the Little League Program.

Clarence was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Kerns of Mitchell; daughter, Clarice Cooper and husband Terry of Orleans; son, Vance Kerns and wife, Angela of Bedford; three grandchildren, Ashley (Luke) Gangloff of Logansport, and Jarrett Kerns and Alesha Kerns, both of Bedford; one great-grandson, Jackson Cooper Gangloff of Logansport; and sisters, Betty Crays of French Lick and Phyllis Wininger and Maryrose Risner, both of Crawfordsville

His parents; and brothers, George Walter Kerns and Ralph Alton Kerns, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar 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.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Casketbearers: Jon Heichelbech, Darrell Thimling, Jarrett Kerns, Brad Wininger, Brian Wininger, and Luke Gangloff.

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

Jerry Rollins

Jerry Rollins, 72, Bedford, died Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 27, 2012

Jerry A. Stickles

April 19, 1959 — May 6, 2012

Jerry A. Stickles, 53, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Columbus, died May 6, 2012, in Florida.

Born April 19, 1959, in Columbus, he was the son of Owen Dale and Ruth E. (Luttrell) Stickles.

He was a construction worker.

Survivors include his father, Owen Dale Stickles of Columbus and a daughter, Katrina Smith of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother; two brothers, Michael D. and Owen Dale II.

Graveside memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow. No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Clarence E. Kerns

April 25, 1929 — July 26, 2012

Clarence Edward Kerns, 83, Mitchell, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post No. 250.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

July 26, 2012

Emily J. Wininger

Oct. 11, 1927 — July 25, 2012

Emily Jane Wininger, 84, of Orleans, died Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Paoli, the daughter of Arthur Bex Owens and Ethel Gladys Newlin Owens.

She graduated from Paoli High School and later worked and retired from Bell Telephone.

She married Charles “Ed” Wininger on Dec. 21, 1946 and he died April 3, 2010.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean (Darrell) Stone and Cheryl (Sam) Moore all of Orleans; there are nine grandchildren, Dawn Morrison, Denise Porter, Damon Jones, Charles Baker III, Amanda Brooks, Susan Sharp, Brian Moore, Bradley Moore and Bobby Moore; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debra; five brothers; and five sisters.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Cremation will follow.

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

July 25, 2012

Evalou E. McConnell

May 15, 1950 — July 23, 2012

Evalou Ellen “Ellie” McConnell, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her family.

Evalou was born on May 15, 1950, in Bloomington and was the daughter of Merle V. and Mary C. (Altop) McConnell.

She was retired from Cook Inc. After retirement she obtained her real estate license and worked for F.C. Tucker and other agencies in Bloomington. She recently worked at the American Red Cross in Bedford and was a member of the Eagles Women’s Auxiliary.

She would see good in everyone she met and devoted her life to spending time with her family. She loved watching her grandchildren sing karaoke.

Survivors include her son Anthony “Tony” Eads of Bloomington; and grandchildren Taylor, Alex, Jordan, Jared, Chloe and Nichelle.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and one brother, Paul McConnell.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

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

Mildred A. Riggle

April 1, 1926 — July 23, 2012

Mildred A. Riggle, 86, of Washington, formerly of Williams, died Monday at Eastgate Manor in Washington.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Freeman W. Lee Jr.

Dec. 10, 1939 — June 2, 2012

Freeman Wayne Lee Jr., 72, Fort Meade, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died June 2 at his residence. Funeral services were June 7 in Fort Meade. The Hancock Funeral Home in Fort Meade was in charge of arrangements.

July 24, 2012

Ozella J. Mathis

May 12, 1919 — July 22, 2012

Ozella J. Mathis, 93, of Russell, Pa., formerly of Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born May 12, 1919. in Tunnelton, she was the daughter of Clifford and Ruth (Worthington) Scott.

She married Bill Mathis on May 13, 1939, and he preceded her in death of Nov. 26, 1990.

She was the retired Postmaster of Oolitic and a member of the American Business Women Associates.

Surviving are three daughters, Nedra Hert of Russell, Pa., Darlene (John) Bough and Linda (Robert) Hackler, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Doug (Karen) Hert and Randy Hert, both of Russell, Pa., Terri (Dave) Ludwig of Warren, Pa., Noelle (Wes) Clouse of Noblesville, Scott (Amy) Bough and Curt Hackler, both of Bedford, David (Companion Dawn) Hackler of Springville and Karen Hackler of Bedford; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom Scott of Michigan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Winford, Bill and Jack V. Scott; three sisters, Juanita Lovechuck, Evelyn Hoggatt and Bessie Risley; and one granddaughter, Deanna Hackler.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford.

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

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

Michael L. McNeely

Feb. 22, 1945 — July 22, 2012

Michael Lee McNeely, 67, Mitchell, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 22, 1945, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ivis and Mary Ann (Baughman) McNeely.

He retired from Verizon Phone Company in 2003.

Mike was a US Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

He graduated in 1963 from Mitchell High School.

Surviving are daughter, Natalie (Alexander) Fraser of Marshall, Ill.; grandchildren, Gabriele and Gage Fraser; brother, Hugh McNeely of Indianapolis; sisters, Sujane Goldsby of Mitchell, Mona McNeely of Orleans and Joan Groene of Indianapolis.

His parents and sisters, Betty Tolbert and Marilyn Riley, preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Mike Collins officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society

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

William J. Lee

Feb. 2, 1929 — July 23, 2012

William “Bill” James Lee, 83, Shoals, passed away peacefully at 5:09 a.m. Monday with his wife Emily and daughter Diana by his side.

Bill was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Lost River Township to Walter Lee and Edna (Ragsdale) Lee Wolf. He married Emily B. Lindley on Oct. 13, 1950, at the Methodist church parsonage in Bedford, and she survives.

He will be deeply missed by his family, including wife, Emily of Shoals; daughters, Diana (Roy) Key of Bedford, Billie Kay (Bruce) Terwiske of Ireland, and Shelly (Ron) Allbright of French Lick; three grandsons, Barrett Lee Allbright, Brent Terry and Bryant Trambaugh; seven great-grandchildren, Cassandra and Nicole Terry, David and Daniel Allbright, and Kayla, Carson and Coen Trambaugh; and one halfbrother, Lester Wolf of Olney, Ill.

Bill was very active within the Shoals community. He was a 57-year member of the White River Masonic Lodge F&AM. He was a former precinct committeeman for Southeast Halbert Township; served on the Advisory Board for Lost River Township, and was a proud member for 59 years of Shoals American Legion Post No. 61 and VFW Post No. 8589. He served his country from 1950-52 in the United States Army during the Korean War in the 101st Signal Battalion as a pole lineman behind enemy lines.

He retired from National Gypsum Company after 30 years of service, and also worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation and Crane Ammunition Depot following his retirement.

He was a 1948 graduate of Shoals High School and a member of Waggoner Chapel.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with the Rev. Kevin Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in Waggoner Chapel Cemetery with graveside rites by Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m.

July 23, 2012

David E. Thoroman

July 22, 1935 — July 20, 2012

David Earl Thoroman, 76, Bedford, died at 3 a.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born July 22, 1935, in Columbia Falls, Mont., he was the son of Maxwell Thoroman and La Rookie (Prill) Thoroman. He married Sharon Kay Moore on July 6, 1978, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2007.

He had worked in fuel sensor assembly at Ford/Visteon, Bedford, retiring in 2004.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bedford and had also attended Bethel Country Church in Oolitic and Body of Christ in Bedford. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 14, F&AM of Bedford and also had served in the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are one daughter, Heather Thoroman of Bedford; two sisters, Phyllis (Gene) Newton of Indianapolis, and D. J. Hillenburg of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Sister Becky Ryan, Pastor Beth Ann Cook and Pastor John Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be held at 7 p.m. by members of Masonic Lodge No. 14, F&AM of Bedford.

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

Violet M. Pedersen

May 27, 1934 — July 19, 2012

Violet “Sam” Mary Pedersen, 78, passed away at 10:13 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born May 27, 1934, in Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of George Goulet and Emilia Savoyard.

Surviving are her children, Keith Edward Pedersen of Alberta, Canada; Monica Lorraine Pedersen-Downham (Benjamin Myers) of Bedford; Mary Catherine Callahan (John Roberts) of Bedford; Regina Monica Callahan of Alaska; John Richard Callahan, Jr. of Arizona; James Aloysius Callahan of Alaska; Michael Robert Callahan of Arizona; Joseph Daniel Callahan of Arizona; Patricia Ann Callaghan of Alaska; Kelly Vincent Callahan of South Carolina; Allen Cordell of North Carolina and Benjamin Wade Callahan of Florida; children of Monica Lorraine Pedersen Downham — Destiny Lorraine Chastain, Sidney Diana Nikkole Downham, Miranda Dale Rae Downham, Kaleb Norris Downham, Miley Sahara Sunshine Downham and Bentley Karmella Skyy Myers; children of Mike Callahan — Mike Callahan, Jr., Shane Callahan, Benjamin Callahan and Rebecca Callahan; children of Kelly Callahan — Chrystal Cordell, Cody Cordell and Chris Palen; son of Mary Callahan, Anthony Callahan; children of Regina Callahan — Aaron O’Callaghan and Cameron Callaghan-Brown; and the children of Allen Cordell — Wes Cordell, Caleb Cordell and Skylar Cordell.

Her parents; children, Thomas Patrick Callahan and Alma Marie Callahan; granddaughter, Alexandria Mary Sue Chastain; and twin sister, Vina, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation.

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

Elethia D. Wood

April 17, 1985 — July 22, 2012

Elethia Danielle Wood, 27, of 338 Vinegar Hill Road died at 1:25 a.m. on Sunday at Core Nursing and Rehab.

Born April 17, 1985, in Polk County, Fla., she was the daughter of Dwayne Wood and Donna (Willis) Williams.

Survivors include two sons, Jorge and Christopher Clark of Alabama; her mother, Donna Williams of Alabama; her father, Dwayne Wood of Bedford; stepparents, Earl and Pamela Williams of Alabama, and Donna Meadows of Bedford; four brothers, Wesley Williams, Kasey Williams, William Wood and Cory Wood; two sisters, Amber Webb and Rachael Wood; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Norris; and paternal grandfather, Ricky Arter.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Cecil Willis and Grace McCranie,; and paternal grandparents: Mary Arter and Dennis Wood.

A celebration of life will be held in Alabama at a later date. No visitation is scheduled. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Danielle at www.daycarter.com.

Drayton Qualkenbush

July 16, 2012 — July 16, 2012

Drayton Jaxan James Qualkenbush, infant son of James Qualkenbush and Kimberley (Line) Brown, died at 2:40 p.m. on July 16, 2012 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

No services are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ozella J. Mathis

Ozella J. Mathis, 93, of Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Mildred A. Riggle

Mildred A. Riggle, 86, of Washington, died today at Eastgate Manor in Washington.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Michael McNeely

Michael McNeely, 67, Mitchell, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services.

July 22, 2012

Mildred L. Hobson

July 26, 1922 — July 20, 2012

Mildred L. Hobson, 89, of Mitchell, died at 12:02 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born July 26, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Elmer and Anna (Fry) Fish. She married Warren T. Hobson on December 25, 1947, and he survives. She was a secretary for Warren T. Hobson & Assoc., Inc. for 15 years. She was a member of the Third Christian Church in Indianapolis.

Survivors include her husband, Warren of Mitchell; four sons, Warren T. Hobson II of Mooresville, John A. Hobson and Linda of Burleson, TX, Gary J. Hobson and Kathy of Carlsbad, CA and William K. Hobson and Matina of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Kristen Hobson of MI, Kimberly Hobson of VA, Tara Roach and Michael of Bedford, and Amber Rayhill of Mitchell; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Fish of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Catherine Heironimus; and one brother, Harry Inman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Doyle S. Roberts

June 14, 1938 — July 18, 2012

Doyle S. Roberts, 74, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday evening at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on June 14, 1938, in Monroe County the son of Noble and Alice Inez (Mallett) Roberts. Doyle retired from RCA/Thomson Electronics and for the past 10 years has worked with Elkins Properties of Bloomington.

He is survived by two sons, Michael (wife Amy) Roberts of Solsberry, and Jeff (wife Lisa) Roberts of Judah; three grandchildren, Rachel Renee Roberts of Greene County, Austin Corey Roberts (fiancee Holly Waggoner), and Carlee Rae Roberts of Bloomington; one great-granddaughter, Reanna Robertson; one sister, Ruby Mason of Bloomington; and one half-brother, Ralph Nethery of Arcadia, IN.

Friends may call on Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Rd. 37, from 6-8 p.m. for a time of sharing and remembering with family and friends. At the request of Doyle, casual dress is recommended.

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

July 21, 2012

Helen Fletcher

Oct. 9, 1913 — July 19, 2012

Helen Fletcher, 98, Mitchell, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William and Craiggie (Quigley) Coleman. She married James G. Fletcher April 12, 1936, and he preceded her in death June 7, 1979.

She had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing, Burris School cafeteria and Burton City Drug Store.

Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former member of Order of Eastern Star No. 503.

She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1932.

Surviving are sons, James W. Fletcher and Phillip Fletcher, both of Mitchell; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Warfield Coleman, William H. Coleman, George O. Coleman, and Sarah Lynn, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Mildred L. Hobson

July 26, 1922 — July 20, 2012

Mildred L. Hobson, 89, Mitchell, died at 12:02 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

David E. Thoroman

David Earl Thoroman, 76, Bedford, died at 3 a.m. Friday at his residence. Funeral services are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

July 20, 2012

Mable R. Umphress

Jan. 24, 1939 — July 18, 2012

Mable Ruth Umphress, 73, of Bedford, died at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 24, 1939, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Grant and Virginia (Blackburn) Love. She married Charles Richard Umphress in 1961 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2004.

Surviving are her son, Richard D. Umphress (Patti) of Bedford; two grandchildren, Bryce and Brittany; one stepgrandchild, Jared Hubbard of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Hailey Diane and Wyatt Richard.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Hensley and Geneva Grubb; one brother Charles Love.

She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

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

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

Violet M. Pedersen

Violet M. Pedersen, 78, Bedford, died Thursday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Helen Fletcher

Helen Fletcher, 98, Mitchell, passed away Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Mildred L. Hobson

Mildred L. Hobson, 89, Mitchell, died at 12:02 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 19, 2012

Danny T. Ryan

July 27, 1953 — July 17, 2012

Danny Thomas Ryan, 59, of Heltonville, died at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born June 27, 1953, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Thomas Jr. and Opal Mae “Polly” (Morrison) Ryan. He married Jami Owens on June 30, 1992 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Jami of Heltonville; two sons, Clinton Ryan and Jennifer Coulter and Christopher Ryan and Isha Wright, all of Bedford; two daughters, Nicole Ryan of Bedford and Corrie Pope and husband Barry of Bartow, Fla.; two grandchildren, Olivia and Landon Pope, Mikayla Ryan; father, Thomas Ryan Jr. and wife Brenda Ryan; two sisters, Karen James of Mitchell and Janice Lewis of Bedford; two brothers, Timothy Ryan of New Hampshire and Larry Ryan of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and two sisters, Rebecca Sears and Tammy Brock.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

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

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

Clarence R. Bennett

Dec. 26, 1919 — July 18, 2012

Clarence R. “Dick” Bennett, 92, of Indianapolis, died at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday at Springmill Meadow in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 26, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frederick C. and Ruby (Freeman) Bennett. He married Irene Sherfick on July 19, 1942, and she preceded him in death in 2002.

He retired from ITT and was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army.

He enjoyed gardening as a hobby.

Survivors include two daughters, Nedra Jean Sullivan of Paoli and Patricia Ann Bennett of Guam; two sons, Michael Richard Bennett of Indianapolis and John Frederick Bennett of Spencer; one sister, Rilda Cox and husband Ken of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Irene; three brothers, Fred, Ralph and Alfred Bennett; and one sister, Frances Bennett.

Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the White River Baptist Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Arthur E. Brown

Nov. 6, 1917 — July 18, 2012

Arthur E. Brown, 94, Bloomington, passed away Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

Arthur was born in Bedford on Nov. 6, 1917, to the late Charles and Lillie (Dowling) Brown.

His hobby was his farm in Elletsville, where he raised cattle for many years.

Art was also a Superintendent and stock buyer at the Bloomington Packing Company from 1936 until the company closed in 1976.

He is survived by his loving wife, Frances; daughter, Dianna (John David) Maas; two grandchildren, Jessica and Eric Maas; and one great-grandchild, Alex Maas.

Art was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Gail (Brown) Mingee; three brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Friday all at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary in Bloomington. Burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be made to www.deremiahfryemortuary.com.

Ruth G. Whitted

March 21, 1922 — July 18, 2012

Ruth G. Whitted, 90, of Lawrence County, passed away on Wednesday.

Born March 21, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Ona (Speer) Hunter. She was baptized into her Christian faith on May 7, 1936. She studied her Bible daily and made detailed notes on what she learned.

She married Clyde Chester Whitted on Dec. 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1994.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Carl Whitted and Bill (Cathie) Whitted, both of Lawrence County; two granddaughters, Christina and Natalie Whitted; one brother, Bob (Bernadine) Hunter; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Celia Pearl Myers and Esther Almond; and one brother, Hubert Hunter.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to LIFE food pantry.

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

Gloria J. Southern

Oct. 9, 1948 — July 15, 2012

Gloria Jean Southern, known to her loving family and friends as “Debbie,” passed away Sunday at her home in New Boston, Mich., after a courageous battle with cancer.

Debbie was born Oct. 9, 1948, in Indianapolis to Hillus and Joyce (Feld) Gaulden. She graduated from Wood High School in Indianapolis in 1967. She was married to Stephen Southern of Bedford on April 19, 1969.

Debbie worked many years in data entry and served in the Indiana National Guard before becoming a full-time homemaker.

Debbie was known to all for her contagious smile and her ability to make others happy, especially young children and the elderly. She enjoyed bingo where she seldom won and fishing where she always caught the fish (but let it go). Debbie also enjoyed life at Whitney Beach on Longboat Key, Fla., where her family has created countless memories over the last 20 years.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Gaulden; and Dayna Browder, her younger sister.

Surviving her are a brother, Dennis Gaulden of Richmond, Va.; her husband, Stephen Southern of New Boston, Mich.; her son, Justin Southern of Chesterton; her daughter, Shannon LaPointe of Southgate, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Logan Southern, Dylan Southern and Johnny LaPointe.

At Debbie’s request, there will not be a funeral.

Contributions in her memory can be made to her little friend Alex Mandarino, a four-year-old boldly battling neuroblastoma cancer. Please send checks to Alex’s Army c/o Horizon Bank, 811 Ship Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

It seems to Debbie’s family that when George Elliston said, “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it,” he was referring to Debbie. She will be severely missed.

Mabel R. Umphress

Mabel Ruth Umphress, 73, of Bedford, died at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending with Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

July 18, 2012

Inez L. Morgan

Aug. 15, 1916 — July 16, 2012

Inez L. Morgan, 95, of Bedford, died at 3:10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born August 15, 1916, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harlan and Mayme (McCord) East.

She first married James E. Burks, who preceded her in death; she then married Charles L. “Bud” Morgan on Aug. 22, 1943; he died Feb. 11, 1990.

She was a homemaker and had worked a variety of jobs in the Bedford-Bloomington area.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1935; of the Protestant Faith; a member of the Women’s Department Club and the Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Cecelia (Jim) Atchison and Angela (Clark) Morgan, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Dennis Hughes of Korea, Kimberly Price of Springville, John Hughes, Stephanie Hughes and Chris Hughes, all of Bedford, Nicholas “Charlie” Hughes of Orleans, Charles P. Morgan of Bedford and Marnie LaFevor of Mitchell; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, in infancy and one great-granddaughter in infancy.

She was the last of her family.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with David Logan and Major Tim Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford.

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

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

Mildred Kessinger

Jan. 26, 1922 — July 16, 2012

Mildred B. (Elliott) Kessinger, 90, of Indianapolis, died at 1:07 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Illinois, she was the daughter of L.T. and Inez (Bates) Elliott. She married the Rev. Robert Kessinger on Sept. 6, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1998.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist minister’s wife. She was a member of Horizons of Faith United Methodist Church and had attended the Oolitic United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Kessinger of Indianapolis; two sons, Steve Kessinger and wife Alice of Indianapolis and Mark Kessinger and wife Xiujuan of Sellersburg; five grandchildren, Molly Vaughn and husband Jason of Indianapolis, Katy Kessinger of Taiwan, Lucy Chenoweth and husband Brant of Indianapolis, Bonny Kessinger of Indianapolis and Yi Zhang of Sellersburg; three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Jack and Vivian; three sisters, Nida Pruett, Peggy White and Carol Clark; and two brothers, Don and Sherrill Elliott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Joy White and Ruth Ann King.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

William J. Barkley

May 8, 1939 — July 16, 2012

William Joseph “Bill” Barkley, 73 of Scottsburg, formerly of Bedford, died on Monday.

He was owner and operator of the Scottsburg Sale Barn in Scottsburg, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include three sons, Brian Barkley of Flat Rock, Brent Barkley of Bloomfield and Brandon Barkley of Scottsburg; a daughter, Lisa Harty (Bill) of Indianapolis; two sisters, Etta Lou Beatty and Mary Sue Spencer, both of French Lick; and four grandchildren, Ryan Young, Derek and Jacob Barkley and Sierra Holsapple.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today at Collins Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Ames Chapel Cemetery near French Lick.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Marilyn Cantrell

March 30, 1933 — July 5, 2012

Marilyn (Miller) Cantrell, 79, Fairfield, Ohio, a native of Bedford, died July 5 at Hospice of Hamilton. Private family services are planned.

July 17, 2012

Clyde E. Rosenbaum

Nov. 24, 1923 — July 16, 2012

Clyde Earl “Rosie” Rosenbaum, 88, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bedford, where he had been in failing health for several years.

Born Nov. 24, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ralph and Lois (Baugh) Rosenbaum.

He married Mary Kathleen Cecil on July 14, 1946, at Tunnelton Methodist Church, where they were members; she preceded him in death.

Clyde retired from GM Powertrain, Bedford, where he worked in the Piston Department for 38 years. He was a member of UAW Local No. 440.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy (Arvetta) Rosenbaum and Anthony “Tony” Rosenbaum, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Tawnya Sons of Bedford, Elizabeth Brace of Harker Heights, Texas, and Robert Rosenbaum of Columbus, Ga.; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rebecca Hall of Bedford and Patty Holtsclaw of Plainfield; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

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

Robert D. Southern

July 1, 1923 — July 16, 2012

Robert D. Southern, 89, of Bedford, died at 12:45 a.m. on Monday at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born July 1, 1923, in Judah, he was the son of Thomas and Louise (Helton) Southern. He married Mary Leahy on Nov. 21, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1999. He was a layout inspector at GM Powertrain and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. He served on the board of directors for Dunn Memorial Hospital, chaired on the UAW bargaining committee and was president of the Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan Rinne of Bloomington, Linda Flanders of Irvine, Calif., and Teresa Hamilton of Bloomington; five sons, J. Eric Southern of Bedford, M. Anthony Southern of Bloomington, W. Thomas Southern of Oxford, Ohio, C. Matthew Southern of Carroltown, Va., and Timothy Southern of Bedford; grandchildren, Megan Southern, Josh Suhrheinrich, Sarah Angel, Elyse Rinne, Triston Southern, Brooke Southern, Heather Southern, Brittney Southern, Nicklaus Southern, Robert Hamilton, Christopher Hamilton, Jordan Flanders, Allie Flanders, Jade Scalione and Josie Southern and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary and two brothers, Wayne and Thomas.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Heim officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Ronda R. Jefferson

Jan. 17, 1939 — July 14, 2012

Ronda Rae (Clay) Jefferson, 73, of Bloomington passed away Saturday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born Jan. 15, 1939, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Marion and Ruby (McGlothlin) Clay.

Ronda retired as an assembler at General Motors Inc.

She was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, and she loved the Lord.

Ronda was a loving mother, grandmother who cared for her grandchildren for 28 years. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and listening to gospel music.

Survivors include one son, Kevin R. Jefferson; one daughter, Kathy (Jefferson) Wilson and husband Greg; one brother, Danny Clay all of Bloomington; her bestest friend, Rhoda Birdlow of Bloomington, and Rhoda’s sister, Jan (Birdlow) White of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Corey Jefferson (Shawna), Brandy Jefferson-Smith (Shawn), Joseph Wilson (Shelby), Nikki Jefferson and Jefferson Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Jaina Smith, Grace Jefferson, Isabella Jefferson and Brynna Jackson.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Thursday at the church.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN 47401.

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

William P. Arthur

Oct. 16, 1939 — July 16, 2012

William Pete Arthur, 72, Bloomington, died Monday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

July 16, 2012

Dorothy M. Summers

Oct. 2, 1925 — July 15, 2012

Dorothy M. Summers, of Bedford, died peacefully on Sunday. She was 86 years old.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Jack Summers, the daughter of the late Ray and Leona Smith and the sister of the late Clarence (Jean) Smith.

Dorothy was the devoted and loving mother of three daughters. In the past several years, Dorothy devoted her untiring attention and affection to the care of her eldest daughter, the late Derenda Baker, who had long battled the disabling effects of an injury incurred as a young woman. Dorothy has now followed Derenda to heaven.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Teresa Torphy of Bedford and Lydia (Michael) Jarboe of Pittsburgh, Pa. Dorothy is also survived by eight grandchildren, Twilla (Kevin) Pugh, Troy (Cathy) Baker, Treva (Mike) App, Cindy (Patrick) Nycz, Debbie (Joel) Housel, Brad Torphy, Joseph (Sarah) Jarboe and Jillian Jarboe; and her great-grandchildren, Cody, Thomas, Kade, Josh, Elliott, Jack, Tyler, Charlie, Emma and Brendan.

Dorothy grew up on a farm outside of Mitchell and was always proud of her rural upbringing. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, spiritual music and simple things, but found her greatest enjoyment in her family. She attended Faith Mission Church and was a proficient seamstress and an accomplished cook. Yet, it was her dedication and devotion to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that were foremost among her many endearing achievements.

In addition to her loving and nurturing ways, she was a vital and supportive role model, who blended wit, wisdom and insight with a calm and comforting manner that would always inspire and console. Dorothy will be infinitely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

July 13, 2012

Herbert Nugent

July 7, 1928 — July 11, 2012

Herbert E. Nugent, 84, of 926 I St., Bedford, died at 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 7, 1928, in Malvern, AR, he was the son of Hurshal L. and Lillian (Foster) Nugent. He married Clydean Bowman on Dec. 2, 1957, and she survives. He retired as a fork lift operator at Central Foundry in Bedford and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church and Masonic Lodge F & AM in Arkansas.

Survivors include his wife, Clydean of Bedford; one son, Ron Nugent of Bedford; one daughter, Kelly Davis and husband, Daniel of Bedford; five grandchildren, Brooke Smith, Eric Davis, Ariana Burns, John Nugent and Lauren Davis; nieces, Bobbie Jo Haley, Sharon Montgomery and Penny Thornton. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Hubert (his twin) and Floyd.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Herbert at www.daycarter.com.

Winnifred Little

Oct. 16, 1921 — July 12, 2012

Winnifred L. Little, age 90, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday at IU Health Bedford. She was born on Oct. 16, 1921, in New Albany to Willard E. and Marian Leona (Shaw) Box. Winnifred was a 1940 graduate of New Albany High School. She married Cecil H. Little on July 13, 1946, in Floyd County and he survives. She was the manager of Woolworth’s Restaurant in Bedford for 20 years until her retirement. Winnifred was a US Air Force veteran.

She was a great mother and a loved Nana.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil H. Little of Bedford, two daughters, Deb Little Ziegler and husband David of Bedford, and Becky Seib of Bedford, three grandchildren, Kay Ziegler of Bedford, Derek Seib, M.D. of Decatur, Ga., and Kelly Buttrum and husband Tanner of Evansville, was expecting a great-grandson Asher Buttrum, one sister, Miriam McNally of New Albany, one brother Donald Box and wife Donna of Tennessee.

Winnifred was preceded in death by her parents and one son Larry D. Little in 2003.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday; burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

July 12, 2012

Esther Parton

Nov. 5, 1921 — July 10, 2012

Esther Eileen Parton, 90, of 4161 S. Owensburg Road, Springville, died at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her residence.

Born Nov. 5, 1921, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Earl and Marjorie (Rumrill) Nail. She married Charles Parton on Sept. 3, 1941, and he survives. She was an original roller derby competitor until World War II and retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington. She was an avid horse lover and active in 4-H in Lawrence, Monroe and Greene counties. She supported the 4-H Horse and Pony Club at the Bar-P ranch. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Parton of Springville; a daughter, Wilma Marple and husband, Rodney of Springville; a son, Michael Parton of Springville; a sister, June Kinder-Myers of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Brooke Parton, James Marple, David Marple and Alan Parton; great-grandchildren, Lane Parton, Chrissy Robinson and Ashley Gagle. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Joseph Parton; a brother, William Nail; sisters, Maxine Pauley and Wilma Nail.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jim Beery officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery in Greene County. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 13, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, July 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The Delta Theta Tau Sorority will conduct a service at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Esther at www.daycarter.com

Judith Jacobs

Nov. 14, 1942 — July 10, 2012

Judith Marlene Jacobs, 69, of Bloomington and formerly of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the IU Health Hospice House.

Judith was born in Detroit, Mich., and was the daughter of Maurice and Sylvia Blumenthal. She graduated from Henry Ford High School and completed four years at Wayne State University where she earned a teaching degree. She earned her master’s degree from Indiana University with a specialization in Language Arts.

Judith married Marshall Jacobs on June 14, 1964.

She moved to Indiana and taught school for 46 years, mostly first grade, at Stalker Elementary in Bedford. She retired from teaching in 2008. Judith and Marshall moved to Bloomington in August 2009. In addition to her teaching career, Judith (and Marshall) were active members of Little Theatre of Bedford. Judith was an avid gardener and regularly walked three or four miles a day. She also enjoyed reading and cooking.

Judith touched the lives of many, many school children in Lawrence County and has a long list of dedicated friends in the community. She will be long remembered and sorrowfully missed.

She (and Marshall) were members of Congregation Beth Shalom. She served on the board of directors on more than one occasion and was president of the Congregation for one three-year term.

Judith was diagnosed with brain cancer in September 2011. She battled valiantly until she succumbed to complications of the cancer resulting in pneumonia.

Judith is survived by her only sibling, Elaine Horowitz of Huntington Woods, Mich., her brother-in-law Marvin Horowitz and two nephews Ethan and Aaron Horowitz. Her husband of 48 years, Marshall Jacobs, also survives.

Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Congregation Beth Shalom with Rabbi Brian Besser.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

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

John Robert ‘Bob’ Hardwick

Dec. 27, 1943 — July 9, 2012

John Robert “Bob” Hardwick, 71, Oviedo, Fla., passed away on June 19, 2012, in Florida. He was born on April 28, 1941, in Martin Co., Ind., the son of Sat and Mattie Hardwick.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, of Oviedo, Fla.; his daughters Bonnie (David) Baughn, Bedford and Kelly (Trevor) Carr, Casselberry, Fla.; grandsons Brandon Baughn and Jordan Carr; sisters Annis Skinner, Broadlands, Ill.; Mildred (Doug) North, Mesa, Ariz; Sue (Larry) Hammersley, Springville and Brenda (Jack) Terrell, Bedford; one brother, Tyra (Suzanne) Hardwick, Bedford; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Brenda Jane Hardwick and Marilyn Hardwick; and brother-in-law Harley Wade.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dan Waggoner, Bill Hardwick, Clifford Hardwick and Roe Hardwick; and one sister, Nellie Wade.

John “Bob” retired as Traffic Manager at BDP Co., a Division of Carrier Corp., Indianapolis, Ind. in 1979 and from the U. S. Postal Service, as a clerk, in May 2011.

Cremation was at the National Cremation and Burial Society, Oviedo, Fla.

Graveside services will be held at Trinity Springs Church of Christ Cemetery, Trinity Springs, Ind., at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, with Ken Wilson officiating.

Family and friends are invited to the Central Church of Christ, 1329 12th Street, Bedford, from noon-2 p.m. for lunch and a celebration of life.

Local services under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Maude Shipwash

Feb. 4, 1925 — July 11, 2012

Maude Verna Shipwash, 87, Bedford, formerly of Bloomington, died Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Church Cemetery in Fayetteville. No visitation hours are scheduled.

Herbert Nugent

Herbert Nugent, 84, Bedford, died Wednesday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 11, 2012

Judith Jacobs

Nov. 14, 1942 — July 10, 2012

Judith Jacobs, age 69, of Bloomington, passed away at approximately 10:30pm Tuesday, July 10th after an aggressive battle with cancer.  Judith, wife of Marshall Jacobs (Bloomington), was an elementary educator at Stalker School and an active member of Little Theatre of Bedford sharing her time & talents with both for over 35 years.

Funeral services will be held at 4pm, Thursday (7/12) at Congregation Beth Shalom in Bloomington. Detailed arrangements are presently being discussed with The Funeral Chapel in Bloomington.

Virginia Rowe

July 30, 1922 — July 9, 2012

Virginia Rose Rowe, 89,passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 30, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ralph and Omia (Mitchell) Alexander. She married M.L. Jack Rowe Sept. 2, 1958, in Long Beach, Calif.

Virginia was secretary and treasurer for Rowe Evangelistic Ministries and Radio Voice of Jesus Corp.-Non Profit since 1978. She traveled with the ministry to Australia, Tonga Islands, the Pacific, and England. Virginia would teach women’s groups during the revivals conducted by her husband throughout 43 states since 1980. She was affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Los Angeles, Calif., where her husband was ordained. Virginia received the Lord Jesus at the early age of 8 and later received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Rev. Rowe, missionary evangelist, hosts the Pathway of Life program over Salem, Ind., WSLM and WHAN Channel 17 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.

She is loved and survived by her husband, M.L. Jack Rowe, Mitchell; daughter, Shirley Mitchel of Augusta, Ga.; son Darryl Rowe, Campbellsburg; sisters Helen Kern of Bedford, Alice Jones of Linton and Rhea Foster of Bedford; sister-in-laws, Doris Alexander of Bedford; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven nieces and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons Kenneth Booker, Robert Booker and an infant son; sister, Betty Pace Clark, and brother, Everett Alexander.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Russell and Dessie Seibert of Leitchfield, Ky., and the Rev. Ronnie and Rita Roberts of Providence, Ky. officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Gilbert Johnson, Bob Kern, Mark Kern, Darrin Chastain, Toby Cassidy and Tyson Lynch.

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

Louise VanMeter

Sept. 16, 1926 — July 9, 2012

Louise “Toots” VanMeter, 85, passed away at 4 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Washington “Red” Bertram and Lula Mae (Houchin) Grogan.

“Toots” was a homemaker and a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Survivors include sons Roger (Judy) VanMeter of Richardson, Texas, and Jimmy VanMeter of Mitchell; daughters, Jane Roof of Louisville, Gayle (Douglas) Strange of Loogootee, and Rita Smith of Mitchell; grandchildren Douglas D. Roof, Mark C. Smith, Stephanie Toy and Jennifer Louise VanMeter; 6 great-grandchildren; and siblings Billy Ray Bertram, Kenny Bertram and Joey Bertram, all of Leitchfield, Ky., and Linda Malek, of Hendersonville, Tenn.

Her parents; granddaughter, Julie VanMeter, and great-granddaughter, infant Nicole Brook Smith, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating.

Honorary casketbearers: Edmund Melvin, Vernon Asbury and Stephanie Toy.

Casketbearers: Douglas D. Roof, Mark C. Smith, Rick VanMeter, Dick Houchin, Bryan Melvin and Doug Strange.

Memorial gifts: Bride of Christ Fellowship.

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

David L. Harris

May 9, 1942 — July 9, 2012

David L. Harris, 70, Loogootee died Monday at his home. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee.

Private burial will take place at a later date at Bethany Cemetery.

James McKnight

Nov. 14, 1925 — July 9, 2012

James McKnight, 86, Salem, died Monday. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow with military honors in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

Esther Parton

Esther Eileen Parton, 4161 S. Owensburg Road, Springville, died Tuesday at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Maude Shipwash

Maude Shipwash, 87, Bedford, died today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

July 10, 2012

Jerry W. White

Dec. 27, 1943 — July 9, 2012

Jerry W. White, 68, of Bedford, died at 8:38 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born Dec. 27, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Hobart and Bessie (Kirk) White.

He married Linda (Morris) Anderson in 1983; and she survives.

He was a retired hydraulic repairman, employed at Workman’s Supply for many years, and previously employed at NWSC Crane. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Linda White of Bedford; one daughter, Stacey (Brian) Moore of Bedford; two sons, Jerry L. (Angie) White of Indianapolis, and Jeremiah (Misti) Anderson of Spencer; six grandchildren; one brother, Roger White of Bedford; one sister, Vicki Prince of Heltonville; nephew, Mark Ross, and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Robert, William, Benny, Carl and Ronald White; one sister, Betty Cooper; and one nephew, Marvin Ross.

Funeral service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church.

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

James Starr Jr.

March 3, 1925 — July 8, 2012

James F. Starr, Jr. age 87 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born on March 3, 1925, in Bedford to James F. and Mary (Millard) Starr, James married Wilma Joan Ray on Aug. 7, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2007. James retired from General Motors in Bedford; he was a plumber/pipefitter. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII, member of UAW No. 440 Bedford, UA Local No. 136 Plumbers & Steamfitters, Member of Masonic Cedar Lodge #161 F & A.M., attended East Oolitic Community Church.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Starr and wife Cindy of Springville, Steve Starr and wife Carol of Springville, Tony Starr and wife Diana of Bedford, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Bernice Henderson of Mitchell, Barbara Poole of Bedford and Carma Nash of Bloomington.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, James David Starr, one brother, Opal Starr, two sisters, Ruth Allen and Ilene Burnett.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by American Legion Post No. 33 Bedford, with Bro. Millard Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mabel Ray Scholarship fund through North Lawrence Community Foundation.

Johnie VanHoy

Nov. 2, 1953 — July 7, 2012

Johnie Marie Clinkscales VanHoy, 58, Mitchell, left her family unexpectedly at her residence on July 7, 2012.

Born Nov. 2, 1953, in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter of Lorin “Doc” and Marie (Cook) Clinkscales.

Johnie had been employed at Contech and also Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell. She graduated from Carroll County High School in Kentucky in 1971. She was a majorette on the baton twirling team. She was an auxiliary member of the American Legion Post No. 250 and a lifetime charter member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen’s Club.

Johnie was a great golfer and could beat most men at the sport. She enjoyed fishing, playing piano, reading, crocheting, watching her grandsons play sports, and loved her animals. She was a very detailed, organized lady who took pride in everything she did. She loved to travel with her husband and they truly enjoyed their life together.

She was a devoted, supportive and wonderful wife, mom, mamaw, and friend who loved those around her unconditionally. Johnie’s life in heaven will cause a lot of void in each of our hearts. There are no words to express how much she will be missed.

She is survived by her loving and wonderful husband of 20 years, Richard “Rick” Van Hoy of Mitchell. Also left at a loss is her daughter and best friend, Misty (Brian) Grow of Mitchell; stepson, Richard Shea VanHoy of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren who adored her, Nicolas Hayes, Jayden Hayes, Eric Grow, Alex Grow and Abby Grow Foist; brother, Don (Naty) Clinkscales of San Antoino, Texas; sisters, Judy (Dave) Perry, Dupont, Ind. and Rita (Joe) Schwab, Dupont; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Gene) Ray, Mitchell and Alice (Kenny) Isom, Mitchell; and a brother-in-law Bob (Judy) VanHoy, Mitchell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Greg Isom officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Nicolas Hayes, Jayden Hayes, Pat Perry, John David Perry, Eric Grow, Alex Grow, Ray McManis, and Mike Clinkscales.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society in honor of Johnie VanHoy.

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

Tessa Behymer

Nov. 24, 1965 — July 7, 2012

Tessa Lynn Behymer, 46, Columbus, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Louise VanMeter

Louise “Toots” VanMeter, 85, died Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Virginia Rowe

Virginia Rowe, 89, died Monday afternoon at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

J.D. Armstrong

J.D. Armstrong, infant son of Jason and Amy (Woods) Armstrong was stillborn at 2:28 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saltillo Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

July 09, 2012

Peggy D. Hartzell

Oct. 21, 1929 — July 6, 2012

Peggy D. Hartzell, 82, of Mitchell, died at 2:50 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Bliss House, Bedford.

Born October 21, 1929 in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Chester Wayne and Cora (Duncan) Lewis.

She married Buford D. “Bud” Hartzell Jr. in 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 17, 2011.

She was a homemaker; a member of the First Christian Church, Mitchell; and president of the Opera House, Mitchell.

Surviving are one son, Mark (Elena) Hartzell, Mitchell; one grandson, Nathan Hartzell, Mitchell; one sister, Rita Lewis Pinney, Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, “Bud” Hartzell and her son, Doug Hartzell, in 1997.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Collins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Opera House, Mitchell.

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

Jo Ann Chastain

Feb. 19, 1934 — July 7, 2012

Jo Ann Chastain, 78, Paoli, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Paoli Health & Living Community.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1934, to Charles E. Bennett and Golda Wirtz Bennett.

She was retired from Ford in Bedford and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Holmes of Goshen, Ind., and Anita Haymes of Cocoa, Fla.; one son, Troy Chastain of Paoli; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Merlin Bennett; and two sisters, Margie Ragsdale and Jean Pullum.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McAdams Mortuary with Bro. Harvey McAdams officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time for the service on Wednesday .

Online condolences may be sent to mcadamsmortuary@gmail.com.

Johnie VanHoy

Johnie Marie Clinkscale VanHoy, 58, Mitchell, died Saturday at her home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with burial to follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.

July 08, 2012

Rosemary J. Drescher

Feb. 14, 1940 — July 6, 2012

Rosemary J. Drescher, 72, of Bloomington, went to be with her Lord and parents Friday, July 6, 2012.

She was born on Valentine’s Day in 1940 to Andrew and Alta May Rogers in Bloomington.

Rosemary worked in her early years for Cook Inc. in Bloomington and then later in life as a nursing coordinator for Bloomington Hospital. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She will be sadly missed by those she leaves behind. They include her son Steven Reeves and his wife Julia of Solsberry; son Joseph Reeves and his wife Pam of Heltonville; son James Reeves of Bloomington; daughter Lisa Waters and her husband Jeff of Solsberry; daughter Amy Gaither and her husband David of Bedford; grandchildren Kristi Jo Shields, Jodie Lynn Reeves, Eric Steven Reeves, Courtney Waters, Jennifer Waters, David James Gaither; and great-grandchildren Kage and Kora Waters. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Rogers.

Funeral services for Rosemary will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37. Burial will follow in the Allen’s Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be the same day, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m., also at Allen Funeral Home.

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

July 07, 2012

Tamara K. McClung

Jan. 1, 1962 — July 5, 2012

Tamara Kay Payne McClung, 50, of Bedford, passed away Thursday at her residence.

She was born on New Year’s Day in 1962 to John Wesley and June Eads Payne in Bloomington.

Tammy was a 1980 graduate of Bloomington High School North and worked through the years at Kroger, G.E., Sarkes-Tarzian and helped with family farming as well.

She was a member of the Bloomington Chapter of the O.E.S.

Tammy leaves behind her husband, Bryan Richard McClung of Bedford; her daughter, Shelby Rebecca McClung; parents, John and June Payne of Bloomington; sisters, Teresa St. John and husband Fred, Ladonna Payne and Ginger Payne Adkisson and her companion Donnie, all from Bloomington; as well as several nieces, nephews and great-nieces.

Tammy was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Payne.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37 with the Rev. Fred Stanger officiating. Visitation for Tammy will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation online at www.ccfa.org.

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

Ethan Underwood

Aug. 15, 1993 — July 5, 2012

Ethan Lee Underwood, 18, of Medora, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday in Medora.

He was a member of Driftwood Christian Church and attended Brownstown Christian Church.

He was employed with Rose Acre Farms as a Dry Goods Manager.

Ethan was a 10 year member of 4-H and loved showing cattle & sheep. He spent most of his time doing farm work and mechanical work and enjoyed hanging with his Papaw Bernie.

He was a 2012 graduated from Brownstown Central High School and was a member of FFA and the Booster Club. Everyone who has spoken of Ethan, says he was a sweet, hard working guy.

He was born Aug. 15, 1993, in Bedford, to Timothy (Deb) Underwood of Seymour and Karen Branaman Underwood of Medora, who survive. He is also survived by two brothers, Justyn and Logan Underwood, both of Medora; three step-siblings, Michelle and Brant Ross and Nikki Larson, all of Seymour; maternal grandparents, Bernard and Delores Branaman of Medora; aunts and uncles, Tammy and Bill Wilson of Medora, Dasha and Todd Meadows of Bedford, Michelle and David Reynolds of Norman, and Doug and Joann Branaman of Medora; and several cousins..

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Nolan and Maralan “Jody” Underwood.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Brownstown Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Hogg and the Rev. Steve Gommel officiating. Burial will take place at White River Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the church and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday. Memorials may be given to the Ethan Underwood 4-H Memorial Fund.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert W. Stearns

Feb. 6, 1936 — July 4, 2012

Robert Wayne Stearns, 76, Mitchell, died at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at Haverly Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services.

Michael Lane Jr.

Jan. 10, 1987 — July 4, 2012

Michael Lee Lane Jr., 25, of Owensburg, died Wednesday at his residence. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Peggy D. Hartzell

Peggy D. Hartzell, 82, Mitchell, died early Friday morning at the Bliss House in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

July 06, 2012

Winnie F. Kirkman

Jan. 12, 1925 — July 3, 2012

Winnie F. Kirkman, 87, of Plainfield, died at 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday at the Plainfield Health Care Center.

Born Jan. 12, 1925 in Pulaski County, Ky., she was the daughter of Thomas Fount and Mary Emma (Hardwick) Strunk. She married Wayne Turpin and he preceded her in death. She later married Richard Vansant and he also preceded her in death. She then married Clarence Lester Kirkman and he survives.

She retired from RCA, NWSC Crane and custodial service at Mooresville High School.

She was a member of Free Methodist Church of Mooresville.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence, of Plainfield; two sons, Robert Turpin and wife Pam of Cloverdale and Danny Lee Turpin and wife Loretta of Plainfield; one daughter, Debra Sue Burnside of Mooresville; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; four brothers, Luther, Bud, Leonard and Orville Strunk; and five sisters, Betty Baugh, Clara Turpin, Bessie Marie Strunk (in infancy), Nancy Stout, and Anna Connor.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

July 05, 2012

Ruby E. Perry

April 10, 1922 — June 27, 2012

Ruby E. (Younger) Willis Perry, 90, of Phoenix, passed away on June 27.

Born in Bedford, Ruby moved to Phoenix in 1953. She was known to all as Aunt Ruby.

She worked in the food service industry for many years.

Her greatest joy was taking care of her family.

She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, puzzles, the Phoenix SUNS, cooking (and eating!), as well as visiting with everyone.

Ruby was a lifetime member of Rebekah’s Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Debbie Younger; husband, Donald Willis; second husband, Francis Perry; and eight siblings.

She will be greatly missed by niece, Patricia Goodrich, whom she dearly loved and raised as her own; great-nieces Trina Hoover and Debra Wetherell; great-nephews Todd Coyle and Jason Goodrich and their children, Chelsea, Leanne, Ashtyn, Gillian and Ryder; and many other family members and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society (at nationalmssociety.org) or your favorite charity in Ruby’s name.

Gladys Armstrong

Dec. 8, 1923 — July 2, 2012

Gladys M. Armstrong, 88, of Springville and a resident of StoneBridge Health Campus and recently of Garden Villa, died at 3:54 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo., she was the daughter of Anton J. and Mary H. (Lesar) Germ. She married Harry T. Armstrong on Sept. 10, 1945, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2004. During World War II, she worked in the steno pool on the Pueblo Airbase where she met her husband. Later, during the 1950s and 60s, she worked in the office of the Springville Feeder Auction.

She attended the Popcorn Christian Church.

She was a former member of the Early Birds Extension Homemakers Club and several bridge clubs. She served on the Extension Board, the Extension Homemakers Presidents’ Council and the Lawrence County Welfare Board.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Armstrong of Springville; a sister, Thelma Kissick of Longmont, Colo.; nieces, Diane Withrow and Cheryl Hoglund, both of Colorado; nephews, Joe Armstrong and Alan Armstrong, both of Springville, and John R. Hochevar and Randy Hochevar, both of Colo.; several great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Kent Armstrong; one sister, Ethel Hochevar; one niece, Leslie Armstrong Wilson Hassfurder; and a nephew, Mark Armstrong.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dee Kinman officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

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

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

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

William E. DeFord

July 28, 1944 — June 25, 2012

William E. “Peewee” DeFord, 67, 1106 T Street, Bedford, died at 1:30 p.m. on June 25, at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. A Celebration of Life will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, at the intersection of Ind. 54 and Ind. 58 in Springville (watch for balloons on right). Burial will be in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Monroe County.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Winnie Kirkman

Winnie Kirkman, 87, of Plainfield, died at 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Plainfield Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert W. Stearns

Robert W. Stearns, 76, Mitchell, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.

Michael L. Lane Jr.

Michael Lee Lane Jr., 25, of Owensburg, died Wednesday in Owensburg. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 03, 2012

Agnes M. Fish

March 8, 1927 — June 25, 2012

Agnes Marie Fish, 85, 620 W St., Bedford, died June 25 at her residence. Graveside memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor David Ferry officiating.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/Donate.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

James Houston

Oct. 1, 1939 — June 12, 2012

James Houston, 73, 216 19th St., Bedford, died June 12. Cremation was chosen. The Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel J. Tharp

Dec. 5, 1941 — July 1, 2012

Ethel Juanita Tharp, 70, Shoals, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery near Shoals. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Gladys Armstrong

Gladys Armstrong, 88, Springville, died at 3:54 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 02, 2012

Annette K. McCart

Feb. 25, 1958 — June 29, 2012

Annette Kathleen McCart, 54, Orleans, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington, after a long battle with cancer. She passed in peace surrounded by her family.

Born Feb. 25, 1958, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harold and Nancy Alice (Wease) Ratliff of Bryantsville. She married Chris McCart April 21, 1979.

Annette graduated in 1976 from Mitchell High School and had lived in Charlotte County, Fla., and the Mitchell area. She had worked at Foamcraft in Mitchell, Mitchell Subway as manager, Older Americans Services in Orleans, and the shoe factory and Pizza Hut in Paoli. She was an extremely dedicated worker — even working while going through chemo.

She was a very dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting others ahead of herself. She loved her home and family very much. She never complained, even while going through treatments. She also is a loyal follower of Jesus Christ, a member of the House of Prayer, and had been an officer in The Unchained Gang motorcycle ministry. She was a founding member of Lawrence County ABATE, Region 10.

She was an avid student of living history and participated in the Clark County Militia of 1812 reenactment.

Surviving are her husband, Chris McCart of Orleans; children, Donny McCart and Tiffany of Orleans and Heather McCart and Josh of Orleans; grandchildren, Cameron, Chantel, and Ethan, Anna, Alicia, Tyson, and Cory; and a sister, Wanda Jean Parsons of Shoals.

Her parents; brothers, Jackie Lee Ratliff and an infant; and sister, Anita Kay Rhodes, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Marjorie J. Hutton

March 3, 1926 — June 29, 2012

Marjorie J. Hutton, 86, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 at her residence in West Branch, Michigan.

Born March 3, 1926, in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Alfred and Bessie (Ray) Hooker. She married Herschel Hutton Jr. on Jan. 15, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

Marjorie was a homemaker and graduate of Washington High School.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Hutton of Palm Bay, Fla., and Mark Hutton and wife Irene of West Branch, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Daniel Hutton, Phil Osmun and wife Nora, Patrick Purdon and wife Heather, Samantha Martin and husband Sidney, Karry Osmun, and Gabby and Joey; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Porter and husband David of Greensburg and Betty Kasting of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial is to follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Juanita E. Tharp

Juanita Ethel Tharp, 70, Shoals, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

July 01, 2012

Cecil Boyd Rife

Oct. 4, 1925 — June 28, 2012

Cecil Boyd Rife, 86, of Lafayette and formerly of Bloomington, passed away at his residence on Thursday, June 28, with his family at his side. He was born in Monroe County on October 4, 1925, the son of Cecil A. and Della (Eads) Rife and attended Smithville High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served both in the South Pacific and European Theaters. Boyd retired from the Bloomington Police Dept. in 1972 and operated his own contracting business for almost 30 years until retiring.

His memberships include Monroe Lodge #22, F. & A.M., Bloomington York Rite Bodies, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis and the Stonebelt Shrine Club. He also was a member of Don Owens Lodge of the F.O.P., Burton Woolery Post #18 of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose #1081 in Bloomington. In earlier years he volunteered with the Bloomington Babe Ruth Baseball league as a driver.

Survivors include his wife, June (Crandall) Rife of Lafayette; one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Mike Lucroy of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Madeline and Matthew Lucroy; one brother, Charles R. “Jack” Rife of Bloomington; and five sisters, Carol Cain and Brenda (Burton) Eads, both of Bloomington, Marilyn Sue (Kelsie) Martin and Lois (Galis) Hillenburg, both of Bedford, and Shiela Hogan of Nevada, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Betty Petty; and one brother, David Rife.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Road 37, in Bloomington with Rev. David Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens where the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour preceding the services on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1415 Salem St., Lafayette, IN 47904. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alllenfuneralhome.org.

Marjorie J. Hutton

Marjorie J. Hutton, 86, of West Branch, Mich., died Friday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lola M. McHargue

Jan. 16, 1926 — June 24, 2012

Lola Marie (Colglazier) McHargue, 86, of Pineville, N.C., formerly of Bedford, died June 24 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Bedford, on Jan. 16, 1926, to Lewis N. and Lola L. (Hutton) Colglazier. She was their only child.

She graduated from Bedford High School with the Class of 1944 and briefly attended nurses’ training at Wellborn Memorial Baptist Hospital and Evansville College.

She married Jess F. Mc

Hargue on Aug. 19, 1945. Her parents; husband; and one son, Larry G. McHargue, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Michael McHargue (Sharon), of Mitchell, and William L. McHargue (Mary), of San Jose, Calif.; one daughter, Susan (Ronald) Wolter, of Charlotte, N.C.; and a daughter-in-law, Connie McHargue Boyles, of Columbus, Ohio; and nine grandchildren, Edward Wolter (Courtney), of Fort Mill, S.C., Joseph Wolter, of Charlotte, N.C., Jessica “Katy” Wolter Jugan (Danny), of Fort Mill, S.C., William B. McHargue (Judy), of Pleasanton, Calif., Andrew McHargue (Katherine), of Oceanside, Calif., Kathy Scarlett (Tom), of Bedford, Amy McHargue, of Bedford, Tina Marie Leone (Pasqualino), of Gahanna, Ohio, and Larry G. McHargue II (Cindy), of Marion, Ohio; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Marie was very proud of her family and her deep Hoosier roots. Memorials in her name would be most welcome at the Lawrence County Indiana Museum of History in Bedford, Ind.

Delmer Lee Turner

April 27, 1927 — June 28, 2012

Delmer Lee Turner, 85, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center.

Born April 27, 1927, in Lawrence County, Indiana, to Benjamin and Julia (Young) Turner.

Delmer attended Needmore High School and, just before starting his senior year, was drafted by the Army and sent to Camp Lee in Virginia for basic training on August 8, 1945. He served his country for 18 months overseas in France and Germany. Delmer was honorably discharged at Fort Sheraton, Illinois, on January 25, 1947, and he returned to Lawrence County. With his father he formed a farming partnership.

On January 25, 1950, he married Lucy Ann Mc

Knight of Harrodsburg. That same year he started working at GM (Central Foundry) in Bedford. In 1952, he left GM and purchased a 350-acre farm in Monroe County. His love for the land and outdoors became his full-time occupation and passion. The Monroe County farm became his lifelong residence and was where he raised his three daughters.

On October 10, 1959, tragedy struck and he lost his beloved wife Lucy of almost 10 years. On June 25, 1960, he married Anna Belle (Stines) in Ellettsville, Indiana. After more than 50 years of marriage, Anna preceded him in death on April 25, 2011.

His farming became his calling and he strove to be the best farmer ever. He worked long hours and diligently to have the straightest corn and soybean rows and the highest yields. He was a tender of animals and loved raising Simmental cross cattle and crossbred swine. He practiced farming conservation and was awarded the Monroe County Conservation farmer of the year in 1994. Over the years he expanded his farm operation by acquiring more land in Lawrence and Monroe County.

To supplement the family farm, he worked at several limestone quarries in Bloomington and Oolitic. He drove a school bus for Clear Creek Township Schools, Smithville, and later Monroe County Community Schools. Some of his fondest memories were joking with students and transporting the Smithville High School boys’ basketball team to away games.

For more than 64 years, Delmer was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church. In his younger years he served the church in many capacities, church treasurer, Sunday school superintendent and a deacon. He was also a proud member of the Masons and the Scottish Rite.

Sadly 15 years ago he was forced to retire from farming due to macular degeneration. With very poor eye sight, he still enjoyed riding in his RTV to his corn, soybean fields and pastures. He enjoyed watching and listening to cattle auctions on the RFD farm channel and actively kept tabs on the grain market.

He was always happiest when surrounded by family and his little dog, Kado.

Delmer is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Alan) Armstrong of Springville, and Beth (Bob) Shields of Harrodsburg. He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Amy (Cam) Spires, Dr. Ashley (Heath Prince) Armstrong and Allison Armstrong, all of Springville, Derrek (Michelle) Thompson, Bedford, Lauren and Alex Runyon, Harrodsburg, Kathryn Ryan, of Zionsville; step-grandchildren, Isaac and Zach Shields of Bedford; his great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, and Scout Thompson, Caden and Casen Spires, and Olivia Grace Prince; step-great-grandchild, Gavin Blackman; a sister, Virginia Ingram, Springville; and two of his first cousins, who were like brothers, Frank and Eithel Turner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; sisters, Mary Louise (infancy), and Beulah Gill; and a daughter, Connie Sue Ryan.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary, Bedford, with Pastor Terry Doane officiating. Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 2, and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday, July 3, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 2, at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church.

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

David Ramey Gibbs

July 9, 1947 — June 28, 2012

David Ramey Gibbs, 64, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Bloomington Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born July 9, 1947, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Maver J. Gibbs and Vanita M. Gibbs.

David was a graduate of Garfield High School in 1965. He earned his B.S. in technology, in 1976 from Indiana State University and worked for General Motors Powertrain in Bedford, Indiana, for 33 years. David was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Friends and family alike will recall David’s ability to light up a room with his vibrant personality and humor.

David is survived by his mother, Vanita M. Gibbs; his wife, Virginia Roelke Gibbs; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Richardson and her husband Jason of Clermont, FL, and Catherine M. Reeves and her husband Alexander of Bloomington; and three grandchildren, Olivia, Cooper and Sophie Richardson. His father preceded him in death.

There will be a private gravesite interment at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, Indiana. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in memory of David R. Gibbs to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 E. 86th St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, or via website at www.kidneyindiana.org. Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington, is handling the arrangements, and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Annette McCart

Annette McCart, 54, of Orleans, died Friday. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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