Obituaries — July 2019

July 31, 2019

Rosalie Hammond

Oct. 13, 1932 — July 28, 2019

Rosalie (Cheek) Hammond, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 10:29 p.m. at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford on October 13, 1932 to Roy and Winnie (Godsey) Cheek. Rosalie was a homemaker and member of Gullett’s Creek Baptist Church in Needmore. Rosalie married Henderson “Red” Hammond on May 21, 1948 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on May 31, 2001.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila (Arnold) Bell of Bedford and Connie Kirkman of Bedford; one son, Lonnie (Christina) Hammond of Bedford; one brother, Dale (Brenda) Cheek of Monticello; five grandchildren, Kelly Clark, Tami Young, Bradley Carter, Jessie Hayre and David Hammond; 8 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Frank Cheek and Raymond Cheek; four sisters, Kathleen Nelson, Faye Carter, Effie Grace and Mae Ingle; one son-in-law, Larry Kirkman.

Funeral services will be on Thursday August 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Laura Lake

Feb. 06, 1947 — July 30, 2019

Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Lake, 72, of Bedford, died at 5:35 am on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her residence.

Born February 6, 1947 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Dale Mynatt and Irene (Sproles) McGill. She married Forrest Clinton Lake on January 6, 1963 and he survives. She was a homemaker. She loved the Lord Jesus, and sharing her faith with many. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and a friend to many. She always had a song in her heart. She loved to decorate and entertain. She will be greatly missed by many.

Surviving with her husband, Forrest of Bedford are their children, Clinton Lake of Bloomington, Barbara Lake of Bedford, Rebecca Lake of Bedford, Brenda Blackburn and husband, Rick of Bedford, Darla Hall and husband, Lee of Bloomington, and Brandi Teague of Bedford; six grandchildren, Tyler Lake of Bloomington, Karlo Silvetti and fiancé , Caitlin of Bedford, Hunter Blackburn and wife, Marissa of Bedford, Isabella Blackburn of Bedford, Lakelin Teague of Bedford, and Spencer Teague of Bedford; one great-grandchild, Mirabella Silvetti of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Brian (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow services.

Deklyn Asbery

June 01, 2019 — July 28, 2019

Deklyn Lea Asbery, 2 months old of Orleans, Indiana, passed away Sunday July 28, 2019 at home.

He was born June 1, 2019 in Bedford, Indiana; to Anthony McMahel and Morgan Asbery. Preceded in death by Maternal Great Grandfather John Asbery (Eddie) and Paternal Great Grandmother Ruby McMahel.

Survivors include Paternal Great Grandfather Gerald (Tiny) McMahel, Maternal Great Grandmother Connie Asbery, Maternal Grandparents Charles Asbery and Amanda Marshall, Maternal Grandmother Cheryl Ratliff, and Paternal Grandparents Kevin McMahel and Denise McMahel. Also surviving are 3-Brothers; Waylon Asbery Orleans IN, Jadyn McMahel French Lick IN, Zayne McMahel French Lick IN; 2-Sisters; Shailynn Asbery Orleans IN, and AnnaLynn Asbery Orleans IN.

Private viewing with public graveside service to be held at Mount Gilead Cemetery 1:00 P.M. Wednesday July 31, 2019. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.com

Ina Bledsoe

Aug. 28, 1939 — July 29, 2019

Ina Jean Bledsoe, 79, of French Lick, Indiana passed away on July 29th, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

She was born in Orleans, Indiana on August 28th, 1939 to Melvin and Viola (Hardin) Elrod.  Ina married Donald Joe Bledsoe on September 24th, 1955 and he survives.  She was preceded in death by her parents, (2) Sons, Dickie and Doug Bledsoe, (2) Brothers; John D. and Bill Elrod, (2) Sisters; Betty Sprinkle and Bonnie Snow.  Ina attended Watterson College in Louisville where she received her LPN certification, retired from Kimball Electronics and ran the Paw Paw Patch for more than 5 years.  She was a member of the Sulphur Creek Church, the Red Hat Society, a 4-H leader for more than 20 years, and enjoyed crafts, flowers and playing dominoes.

Ina is survived by her husband, Donald Joe Bledsoe of French Lick, Indiana; a Son David J. Bledsoe (Leah) of French Lick, Indiana; (3) Daughters, Debra J. Gerkin (Kevin) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Diana J. Dillard of Paoli, Indiana, and Donna J. Bledsoe of West Baden Springs, Indiana; (2) Sisters, Rita Russell (Mike) of Bedford, Indiana, and Donna Lukie (Dave) of North Vernon, Indiana; (9) Grandchildren, and (9) Great-Grandchildren.

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Interment will follow in Sulphur Creek Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call Thursday, August 1st, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

July 30, 2019

Fred Hart

Aug. 16, 1933 — July 25, 2019

Fred L. Hart, 85, of Linton, IN, passed from this life, on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Glenburn Home.

He was born on August 16, 1933, in Daviess County, IN, to William A. and Mary Ruth (Smith) Hart. On May 23, 1959, he took Janet S. Walton to be his wife. Fred served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. He later worked as an electrician with McCords and Regal Beloit Company for many years and retired in 1998. Fred attended Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a cheerful and witty gentleman who enjoyed meeting new people and making friends; he never met a stranger. Fred spent his leisure time gardening, woodworking and spending quality time with family members.

Family left to cherish Fred’s memory include: his wife, Janet; a son, Steve (Lora) Hart of Mitchell; 2 daughters, Kim (Jack) Lashlee of Mitchell and Lisa (Tom) Andis of Linton; grandchildren, Ashley (Anthony) Wagner, Aleta Hart, Stephanie (Shannon) Jones, Scott Smoot, Casey (Lindsay) Andis, Kelsey (Jace) Snodgrass, Darcy (Eli) Passen, Ariel (Stephen) Easton, Sara Van Hoy and Doug Van Hoy; 10 great grandchildren; a brother; Ray O. (Martha) Hart of Odon; a sister, Margaret (Ralph) Dailey of Worthington; and a brother-in-law, Harold Helderman. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Donald Hart and John T. Hart; and 4 sisters, Beulah Nolting, Zelma Helderman, Betty Birt and Marilyn Scott.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Meng Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton, with Rev. Paul Sweet officiating. Fred will be laid to rest in the Linton Fairview Cemetery, with Military Graveside Rites by American Legion, Post #22. Family and friends may call from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 30th, and from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. All arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Doris Davis

Jan. 08, 1923 — July 28, 2019

Doris Madge (Shanks) Davis, 96, of Orleans, passed away on July 28, 2019 at 7:15 AM at the Paoli Health and Living Community in Paoli, Indiana.

She was born on January 8, 1923 in Orange County, IN, the daughter of Ogle Wilson and Bessie (Richardson) Shanks. On July 17, 1943 she married Wilson Davis, and remained his wife until death separated them nearly 56 years later, in January of 1999. Never one to remain idle, Madge was employed for over 30 years before retirement. She worked at Crosley Corporation in Richmond, Indiana, Capital Paper Company in Indianapolis and Serwel, Inc. in Evansville before gaining the position of Secretary to the District Manager of Public Service Indiana in Bedford, a position she held for twenty-six years.

Selfless with both her time and her talents, Madge served her community in countless ways through many organizations and efforts, including her tenure as State President of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, President of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Psi, President of the Orleans Business and Professional Women Club, President of the GFWC Indiana Federation of Club’s Southwest District, President of the GFWC Orleans Woman’s Club, President of the Orleans Home Economics Club, a ten-year member of 4-H and two years as a Junior Leader. For Madge, faith was a significant part of life; and she was an active member of the Orleans Church of Christ. But perhaps her greatest accomplishments were as a loyal friend, a devoted mentor and an inspiration to all who knew her. It is because of these things that Madge’s legacy lives on. Many lives touched by her kindness and generosity will perpetuate her spirit by touching and inspiring others in the same way they were taught by Madge’s example.

Surviving are Madge’s sister-in law, Mary Shanks; one nephew, Robert Shanks; one niece, Sheila Shanks, all of Orleans; and four great nieces, Gina Shanks of DeMotte, IN, Sara (Shanks) Rush of Bloomington, IN, Lora (Shanks) Patton and Leah Snyder of Cincinnati, OH. Madge was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Ruth Shanks; and her brother, Roy Shanks.

Friends and relatives may come to the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans for visitation from 9 AM until 11 AM on August 1, 2019, with funeral services commencing at 11:00 AM with Brother Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, where Madge will rejoin her husband in eternal rest. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

James Bex

Oct. 01, 1937 — July 29, 2019

James Donald Bex, “Donnie”, 81, beloved husband of Dora Bex died on July 29, 2019.

He was born on October 1, 1937 in Williams, Indiana, the son of Raymond and Anna Bex. In 1958 Donnie wed his longtime sweetheart, Dora Grissom. Donnie was an outdoor enthusiast, game hunter, avid gardener and lifelong farmer. His idea of the perfect day was to be outdoors from sunup to sundown. In later years, his greatest joy was surveying the fruits of his labor from his front porch swing. He happily retired after 31 years with General Motors in 1993, leaving him many years to enjoy what he really loved. He was active in both the Williams and Oolitic Church of Christ where he served communion and read select scripture passages.

Donnie leaves behind his wife Dora; and his children, Julie Whitsett (Joe), of Indianapolis, Indiana, Janet Kresser (Dave), of Atlanta, Georgia and Jane Bultman (Bruce), of Greenwood, Indiana; as well as his adored grandchildren, Tony, Anna, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jake and Robert; and great grandchildren, Simon, Estelle and Avery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Anna Bex; and his sisters, Colleen Hill and Barbara Short.

A graveside service will be held on July 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at Diabetes.org or 1-800-Diabetes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Patricia Baxter

Patricia (Brown) Baxter, 62, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 1 pm Thursday at the mortuary.

Danny Moody

Danny Gene Moody, 74, of Loogootee, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Rosalie Hammond

Rosalie (Cheek) Hammond, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

July 29, 2019

Tina Tyree

Sept. 22, 1963 — July 26, 2019

Tina Leah (Jones) Tyree, 55, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born September 22, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mabel (Worley) Jones. She married Gregory Dean Tyree December 17, 1983. Tina was owner and operator of Tina’s Back Porch Custom Primitive Crafts. She graduated in 1981 from Bedford-North Lawrence High School and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tina was also a member of American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary. Tina was a prolific creator of crafts and artwork. She loved to care for animals and took great pride in her yard. She had a giving spirit to those she cared for, especially veterans, and always looked forward to her next endeavor.

Survivors include her husband, Gregory Tyree of Mitchell; and siblings, Sherry Jones of Bedford, Jennifer Haas of Lansing, Michigan, Jolene Edkard of Bedford and Kay Miller of Bedford. Her parents; and siblings, Mark Jones and Susan Collier preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Will Ray and Lee Hupp officiating. Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery. Adam Brown, Paul Brown, Jeremy Floerke, Terry Kirk, Lenny Pruett, Nick Tyree, Rob Tyree, and Donnie Zollman will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Luther Gilstrap

July 05, 1921 — July 26, 2019

Luther Kenneth Gilstrap, 98, of Bedford, died at 7:18 am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Bliss Place.

Born July 5, 1921, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Winfred and Hazel (Hook) Gilstrap. He married Mary F. Hodges on August 3, 1946 and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2014. He attended Shawswick High School and graduated from Valparaiso Technical Institute. He retired in 1985 as a TV and radio technician for Gilstrap TV & Radio and at Sears in Bedford and Bloomington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WW II, and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Steve Gilstrap and wife, Linda, of Bedford; a daughter, Diana Edwards and husband, David, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Scott Gilstrap and wife, Amber, of Bedford, Lisa Callicott and husband, Rob, of Mitchell, Dawn Hardesty and husband, Adam, of Lexington, SC; five great grandchildren, Brandon Gilstrap and wife, Amber, Ashley Gilstrap, David Callicott, Jack Callicott, Noah Hardesty; a brother, Winfred Gilstrap, Jr. and wife, Louise, of Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Gertrude Silvers; two brothers, Verl and Bill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the College Church of Christ for Polish work/Dawidow, Attn: Winston Reed, 712 E. Race, Searcy, AR 72143. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Charles Marshall

July 03, 1954 — July 26, 2019

Charles “Chuck” E. Marshall, 65, of Orleans, passed away at 11:36 PM on July 26, 2019 at Methodist IU Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born July 3, 1954 in Fort Hood, TX, the son of Charles E. Marshall Sr. and Mary Jean Marshall. He married Nancy (Crocfer) Marshall on October 21, 1977 and she survives. He was owner and operator of Marshall Transport and worked 16 years at the Donald Ross Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; one son, Adam Marshall (Jamie) of Orleans; one daughter, Jodi Bridges (Daniel) of Sellersburg, IN; father, Charles E. Marshall Sr. of Orleans; two grandchildren, Blake and Kennedy; and one uncle, Eddie Dawes of Plainfield, IN, also survives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jean Marshall; and one brother, Mitchell Ray Marshall.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Michael Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.  Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.  Memorial contributions may made to the Orange County Hunter Education Program.

July 27, 2019

Alan Abel

Jan. 22, 1945 — July 25, 2019

Alan J. Abel age 74, of Shoals, passed away at his residence on July 25th, 2019.

He was born January 22, 1945 in Martin County to Harvey and Dorothy (Johnson) Abel. He married Gayle Harding on June 6, 1964 in the Shoals Church of Christ. Alan was a graduate of Shoals High School and Porter Business College in Indianapolis. He was retired from the Shoals Community School Corporation. He was a former Girls Varsity Basketball Coach and was currently an Assistant Boys Basketball Coach. He was an avid fan of the St Louis Cardinals, Indiana Hoosiers, Shoals Jug Rox and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Gayle; two sons, Bart (Brandy) Abel of Ellettsville and Bryson (Ashley) Abel of Bedford; five grandchildren, Abby, Paige, Ty, Elise and Mia Abel. Preceding him in death are his parents and one infant daughter, Ambrea Abel.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Shoals Church of Christ with Stan Day officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Monday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and 11:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Shoals Athletic Department. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.  To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family please visit www.fergusonlee.com

Merle Simmerman II

May 15, 1946 — July 25, 2019

Merle Edmund “Ed” Simmerman II, of Loogootee, formerly of Bedford, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday.

He was born on May 15, 1946 to the late Merle E. and Hester (Dalton) Simmerman. He attended Williams High School but graduated from Bedford High School after the two schools consolidated his senior year. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University. He married Rebecca (Nolley) Simmerman on July 20, 1996. They shared 23 wonderful years of married life together.

Ed had three daughters, Jamie (Larry) White of Bloomington, Samara (Damian) Esteem of Los Angeles, California and Kirsten (Aaron) Collier of Williams; three step-children, Heather (Troy) Graber of Montgomery, Joshua (Leda) Arvin of Miami Beach, Florida and Kasey Strange of Loogootee. He was the proud papaw to 10 grandchildren, Louie Esteem, Ayerin Esteem, Charlie White, Lillian White, Ava Collier, Peyton Graber, Riley Graber, Jayden Seitz, Liam Strange and Paisley Strange. He is also survived by brothers, Ron (Diane) Simmerman of Bedford and George (Jaynee) of Oolitic. He also leaves his fur babies, Lexi and Sophie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Hester (Dalton) Simmerman.

Like his parents, he spent most of his working years at NSWC Crane Division, retiring in 2009. Most of those years were spent in Human Resources, beginning as a Classification Specialist and retiring as the NSWC Crane Division Human Resources Officer. He loved people and counseled and helped many people along the way with career decisions. He attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Becky, as well as St. Raphael’s Catholic Church when they wintered in Florida. Ed loved life. He loved his family and friends. He loved adventure and together he and Becky traveled many places and went to several NASCAR races and Indianapolis Colts games. But he especially loved his Indiana Hoosiers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Blake Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Martin County Humane Society. He sure did love his fur babies.

Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Condolence may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.

Luther Gilstrap

July 05, 1921 — July 26, 2019

Luther Kenneth Gilstrap, 98, of Bedford, died at 7:18 am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Bliss Place.

Born July 5, 1921, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Winfred and Hazel (Hook) Gilstrap. He married Mary F. Hodges on August 3, 1946 and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2014. He attended Shawswick High School and graduated from Valparaiso Technical Institute. He retired in 1985 as a TV and radio technician for Gilstrap TV & Radio and at Sears in Bedford and Bloomington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Steve Gilstrap and wife, Linda, of Bedford; a daughter, Diana Edwards and husband, David, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Scott Gilstrap and wife, Amber, of Bedford, Lisa Callicott and husband, Rob, of Mitchell, Dawn Hardesty and husband, Adam, of Lexington, SC; five great grandchildren, Brandon Gilstrap and wife, Amber, Ashley Gilstrap, David Callicott, Jack Callicott, Noah Hardesty; a brother, Winfred Gilstrap, Jr. and wife, Louise, of Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, Gertrude Silvers; two brothers, Verl and Bill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Tina Tyree

Tina L. Tyree, 55, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday at  Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

July 26, 2019

Carla Gurnett

Dec. 13, 1947 — July 23, 2019

Carla Jean (Reynolds) Gurnett, 71, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, peacefully at her home with family by her side.

Born December 13, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Carl E. and Lavon (Cooper) Reynolds, Jr. She married Dan Gurnett January 19, 1989.
Carla was a homemaker and a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Gurnett of Woodstock, Illinois; sons, William E. (Stephanie) Grissom III of Clarksville, Tennessee and Chad C. (Amber) Sheeks of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; five grandchildren; siblings, Leetta J. (Mark) Cooper of Birdseye and Gregory D. (Connie) Reynolds of Mitchell; and her faithful lap dog, Chica. Her parents; and siblings, Jackie Shelton and Kevin Reynolds, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfueralhome.com

July 25, 2019

Martha Allen

Nov. 14, 1952 — July 23, 2019

Mrs. Martha Sharon Allen, age 66, of Campbellsburg, passed away Tuesday, July 23 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Mrs. Allen was born November 14, 1952 in Salem the daughter of Eli Cole Sr. and Lillian Wheat Cole. She married Gearld Allen on March 3, 1968.

Survivors include her husband Gearld of 51 years; son, Frankie Allen (Lacey) of Bedford; a daughter, Carlissa Sanders (Troy) of Depauw; three brothers, Jimmy Cole of Salem, Ray Cole of Salem, and Tommy Cole of Orleans; and one sister, Linda Dotson of Campbellsburg; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son; Johnnie Allen; and seven brothers, Bill, Norman, Eli Jr., Charles Leo, David, Marvin, and Larry Cole; a sister, Evelyn Cole, and her parents.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11AM at Cole Hollow Family Cemetery. Burial will follow in Cole Hollow Family Cemetery. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Charles Fry

Charles E. Fry, 55, of Bedford, died Monday. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary in Paoli.

July 24, 2019

Larry Sowders

Oct. 07, 1941 — July 22, 2019

Larry Delmar Sowders, 77, of Columbus, died at 1:55 a.m. July 22, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Larry was born October 7, 1941, in Henryville, the son of Delmar L. and Kathleen Stephenson Sowders. He married Shirley M. Parish November 14, 1959. He felt very blessed to be a school bus driver, getting to know the local children on his route, as he saved money to open his own business. Larry became a successful Columbus businessman and entrepreneur; owning and operating several Waffle House Restaurants in southern Indiana. He was a life-time member of the Moose Lodge and long-time member of the American Legion. He enjoyed singing and playing cards, and was a big sports fan and long-time softball player. Larry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He spent many hours watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events and school programs, and enjoyed their company anytime he was with them.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; son, Randy D. (Robin) Sowders of Greensburg and daughters, Kathy L. Mann and Sandy R. (Dan) Asher, both of Columbus; brothers, Brad Sowders of Bedford and Scott Sowders of Bloomington; grandchildren, Justin Mann, Boone Asher, Delmar Andrew Sowders, Clay Asher, Jenna Malinsky, Trevor Sowders and Samuel Asher; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Steve Sowders and sisters, Rheadawn Inman, Norma Bridwell and Patricia Hamilton.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus, Indiana, with the Reverend Jay Vanderbur officiating. Calling will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family visit www.jewellrittman.com.

June Elliott

April 02, 1927 — July 23, 2019

June (Baker) Elliott, 92, of Bedford, passed away at 9:30am on July 23, 2019 at her residence.

Born in Lawrence County on April 2, 1927 to Whitcomb Wayne & Crystal Mae (Kern) Baker, she married Lester Eugene Neff who preceded her in death in January of 1961. She then married William David Elliott and he survives. June was a graduate of the Fayetteville High School class of 1945, was formerly employed at Bedford Building Supply and retired from Stackpole Corporation in Bloomington.

June is survived by her husband Bill; her children Barbara Sue Wells of Bedford, Leonard Wayne (Brenda) Neff of Bedford, John Everett Neff of Bedford; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; her sister Janet Sue Baker; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Neff; 2 grandchildren; and her brother James Baker.

Graveside services for June Elliott will be Thursday at 10am at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford with Rick Leach officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Central Church of Christ in Bedford through Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes who is handling arrangements.  Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Brenda Armstrong

Brenda Armstrong, 78, of Bedford, died Thursday. Her wish to be cremated was honored in Florida.  No services are planned.  Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 23, 2019

Stephen Anderson

Jan. 08, 1940 — July 20, 2019

Stephen H. Anderson, 79, of Oolitic, passed away at 8:40 P.M. on Saturday, July 20th at Westview Manor Nursing Home.

Born January 8, 1940 in Oolitic, he was the son of Marshall and Ruby (Barr) Anderson. He married Wanda Osborne on June 30, 1961 and she preceded him in death on June 24, 2013. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1958. He retired from General Motors and G.E. He enjoyed sports, traveling, was an avid I.U. fan, and Elvis fan. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey S. Anderson, of Bedford; a sister, Marsha Stauffer and husband, Sam, of Flint, MI; a sister-in-law, Sandra Lovell, of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Teresa Lovell, Bobbi Jo Lovell, Ashli Adams, Madeleine Lovell, Roger Lovell, Ernie Lovell and wife, Cindy and Rex Lovell. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Gary Wayne Anderson; a brother-in-law, Bob Lovell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dave Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Martha Sipes

Martha Pearl (Aynes) Sipes, 95, of Bedford, died Friday. Private family services were held at Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Edward Child

Edward L. Child, 86, of Bedford, died Friday.  Service details will follow at a later date.

July 22, 2019

Richard Zimmanck

Dec. 24, 1932 — June 29, 2019

Richard A. Zimmanck, 86, of Bloomington, most recently from Loves Park, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in the care of hospice, with his family present.

Born December 24, 1932 in Chicago, he was the son of Robert and Helene (Gessler) Zimmanck. He married Diane Martin on November 4, 1961; she preceded him in death in 2013. He retired from a career as a chief financial officer for hospitals in IL, IN and MI. Richard was in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division and served in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in IL, while locally attending Crossroads Community Church. An active volunteer, Richard supported Kiwanis International, Rotary Club and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Richard was also a volunteer at OSF Saint Anthony’s print shop for over ten years and volunteered for many years at Loves Park Library.

Surviving are his two daughters, Janet (Alan) Lopez of Niwot, Colorado and Gail (Ron) Henson of Bedford, Indiana; brother-in-law, Dennis Martin of Huntley, Illinois; sister-in-law, Christa Zimmanck of Carol Stream, Illinois; four grandchildren, Sydney Lopez, Jessica (Ethan) McFaddin, Mindy (Robbie) Warren, Jason (Shannon) Henson; four great-grandchildren, Britta, Bella, Beau, Garrett; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Robert D. Zimmanck, William E. Zimmanck.

The family is honoring his wishes of cremation. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 1-3 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd in Rockford, IL; to be followed by a local memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice, 6885 Vistagreen Way, Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Juanita Gromer

Oct. 20, 1928 — July 19, 2019

Juanita Ruth (McClintock) Gromer, 90, of Orleans, passed away at 8:25 AM on July 19, 2019 at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Juanita was born October 20, 1928 in Campbellsburg, Indiana, the daughter of Samuel Manson and Hazel Pearl Johnson McClintock. Juanita married William Emery Trinkle, November 16, 1946 in Orleans, IN, where they made their home until his passing December 2, 1976. Juanita married Roscoe L. Gromer, D.D.S. in August 1982. They worked together in his dental practice until his retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Orleans.

She is survived by her only child, Tana Lynn Trinkle King and husband James F. King, D.D.S. of Mitchell, IN; granddaughters, Robbin Lynn King Dralle and husband Michael of Oak Brook, IL, Tamara Beth King of Bloomington, IN; great grandchildren, R.J. Dralle of Chicago, IL, Sydney Lynn Dralle of Oak Brook, IL, Luke Allen Chambers of Bloomington, IN and Patrick Ryan Chambers of Bloomington, IN; her brother, Donald B. McClintock of Orleans; and her sister, Marilyn McClintock Jones of Mitchell, IN; sister-in-law, Violet McClintock; and two nephews; and six nieces; and great nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; and her siblings, Beulah Freed, Margaret Jean, William M. McClintock, Violet Magner, Bonnie Busick, Carl McClintock and Mildred McClintock.

The funeral will be on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Merlin “Gene” King and Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00 AM until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made in Juanita’s name to The First Baptist Church of Orleans or to The First Baptist Church of Mitchell. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Jimmy Skeen

June 07, 1932 — July 11, 2019

Jimmy Franklin Skeen, 87, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 7, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy and Imogene (Davis) Skeen. He married Wilma Jean Mitchell June 9, 1954 and she preceded him in death January 18, 2016. Jimmy retired from A&H Trucking and was a member of Orleans Christian Church. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Survivors include his children, Cynthia Jane (Greg) Terry of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Jimmy Dean Skeen of Orleans; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Destiny) Skeen, Jesse Skeen and Ashley Willard; five great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Edna Mathews of Bedford and Karen Pace of Bedford; and special family member, Walter Dale (Denise) Maple of Bedford. His parents; wife; and siblings, Michael Skeen and Margie Reynolds, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating. Memorial Gifts: Michael J. Fox Foundation (donations@michaeljfox.org). Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Corey Allen

June 01, 1979 — July 18, 2019

Corey Joseph Allen, 40, Brownsburg, passed away Thursday at his home.

He was born June 1, 1979, in Massena, N.Y., to Keith E. and Virginia K. (Arquette) Allen. He married Amy Nicolai Oct. 15, 2011, and she survives.  He was a dedicated daddy to Alainah Grace and Mason Joseph, both at home.  He was so proud of them and was completely devoted to them.  He was a 1997 graduate of Orleans High School. Corey worked as a heavy equipment operator for Miller Pipeline for more than 17 years.  He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 103.  He loved animals and is survived by his beloved pets, Niko and Reno. Corey also was an avid sports fan.  He always rooted for the Indianapolis Colts and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  He watched NASCAR and rooted for Jeff Gordon faithfully until his retirement.  And, of course, he coached Alainah and Mason in Little League and soccer.

In addition to being survived by his parents, wife and children, Corey also is survived by his four sisters, for whom he was fiercely protective, Terri (Pete) Pfister, Garner, N.C., Daniele Bohlman, Bedford, Tami Herko, Clayton, N.C. and Krystal (Henry) Shetler, Mitchell.  He also leaves behind Amy’s parents, Stanley and Linda Nicolai of Syracuse; and his brothers-in-law, Curtis Nicolai and Chad (Amy) Nicolai, both of Syracuse. Corey was no better uncle than to his many nephews and two nieces.  Corey was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents, Howard and Eileen Arquette and Roy and Marjorie Allen; a brother-in-law, Joey Bohlman; and his beloved lab, Zoey.

Funeral service will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.  Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider donations to the Hendricks County Humane Society, 3033 E. Main St., Danville, IN 46122. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Ada Goff

March 28, 1932 — July 12, 2019

Ada Bernice Goff, 84, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born March 28, 1932, in Jackson County, Michigan, she was the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Turk) Murphy. Ada was a retired restaurant owner.

Surviving: granddaughter, Dawn M. Carter of Orleans, grandchildren, Davon Carter and Jesse Fain, great-grandchildren, Macaylan Earl, Kiara Earl, and Aubree Earl.  Her parents and daughter, Rita Fain, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.  Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Howard Anderson, 79, of Bedford, formerly of Oolitic, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 21, 2019

Lester Southern

Oct. 22, 1943 — July 18, 2019

Lester Paul Southern, 75, of Bedford, passed away on 4:57 p.m. Thursday, July 18th at his residence.

Born on October 22, 1943 in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ormaul P. Southern and Truly (Eads) Southern. He first married Suzie Baker who preceded him in death in 1970. He then married Carolyn (Flunker) and she survives.  He was a self-employed auto body worker and later was manager at Swifty Gas Station.  He enjoyed working on cars and playing his guitar.  In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

Surviving with his wife, Carolyn, of Bedford, are his three daughters: Christy Parks (Chad) of Mitchell; Missy Evans of Mitchell and Tracy Lewis of Lebanon; six grandchildren: Brittany Evans, Derek Johnson, Ashley Marquardt, Heather Price, Jax Thomas and Zander Parks; six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Suzie.

Funeral Services will be conducted on 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Richard Tallman officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Monday, July 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery.

July 20, 2019

Judy Myers

Dec. 31, 1939 — July 18, 2019

Judy Ann (Luallen) Myers, 79, of Bedford, died at 7:14 pm on Thursday at her residence.

Born Dec. 31, 1939 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Louise (Miller) Luallen.  She married Jerry D. Myers on May 4, 1956, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2010.  She retired as a type-setter for the Times-Mail.  She loved to cook and was an avid reader.  She loved her family and was very close with her siblings.

Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Hamilton, of Heltonville; two sons, Randy (Sheila) Myers, of Bedford and Lanny (Debbie) Myers, of Springville; grandchildren, Crystal Siegfred (Kyle), of Trefalgar, Jeremy Myers, of Bedford, Hunter Hamilton, of Heltonville, Zarod (Ariel) Myers, Zion Myers and Delaney Myers, all of Bedford; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Joe Luallen (Martha), of Guthrie; sisters, Patty Prince (Cloyd), of Bedford, Joyce Sipes (Billy), of Heltonville, Sandy Patton (Mike), of Bloomington and Brenda Smith (Ronnie), of Bedford.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Mike Hamilton, a brother, Morris Luallen; a sister-in-law, Saundra Luallen and a nephew, Billy Dewayne Sipes.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday at Sherrill Cemetery with Jeff Hauersperger officiating.  Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Maggie Jones

Feb. 06, 1937 — July 18, 2019

Maggie Jones, 82, of Bedford, passed away at her residence at 1:56 p.m. on Thursday.

She was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 6, 1937, to Henry and Ollie (Childers) Cobb.  Maggie married Raymond Jones on June 11, 1955, and he survives.

Maggie is survived by her husband, Raymond Jones of Bedford; one daughter, Patti (Jay) Brinegar of Sarasota, Florida; two sons, Kevin (Kim) Jones of Bedford and Steve (Kandi) Jones of Bedford; two grandsons, Steven (Kayla) Jones of Bedford and Casey Drew Jones of Bedford; five grand-daughters, Stephanie (Tim) Cotton and Laura (Chris) Clarke of Indianapolis, Stacey Jones, Megan Jones and Kara Jones, all of Bedford; great granddaughter, Hannah Clarke of Indianapolis; one sister, Marie (Carl) Fields of Palmetto, Florida; and niece, Janna McArtor of Bedford.  Maggie was preceded in death by her parents; and seven brothers, Arthur, Perry, Leonard, Matt, Edward, Claude and Stanley.

Private graveside services will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens on Monday.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 1-3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the North Lawrence Scholarship fund.

Lester Southern

Lester Paul Southern, 75, of Bedford, died Thursday.  Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 19, 2019

Lori Lucas

March 04, 1966 — July 18, 2019

Lori Lea Lucas, 53 of Norman passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2019 at Schneck Medical Center.

Born March 4, 1966 in Bedford, Indiana she was the daughter of Ray Lawrence and Helen Jean (Wray) Lucas.  Lori was a 1984 graduate from Brownstown Central High School where she was involved in Volleyball for many years.  She then attended a year at Ball State University and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.  Lori attended Liberty Christian Church with her family.  She loved animals especially her cats. She enjoyed watching the wildlife in the country and doing genealogy.  Lori had a good heart and would help anyone. She loved spending time with her friends, family and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her siblings, Rhea Dawn (Paul) Nance, Daryl Lucas, Carol (Leonard) Elkins, Wanda (Tommy) Gray and Keith Lucas; her close friend Jane “Janie” Collins and several nieces and nephews.  Lori was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Michael Lucas; her sister in law Margaret Lucas and a niece Melissa Dawn Elkins.

A memorial service will be at the Liberty Christian Church. Woodlawn Life Celebration were entrusted at with cremation services. Memorial and contributions can be given in memory of Lori to the Liberty Christian Church or Red Sky Rescue. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com

Shirley Bright

Jan. 31, 1933 — July 16, 2019

Shirley Mae Bright, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 31, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Julius and Phoebe (Tagge) Moellenkamp. Shirley had been a farmer and was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

Surviving are children, Iris Graff of Bedford, Annie Hulka of Wisconsin, Phillip Charles Cox of Montana; 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Her parents and daughter, Berrine Bright, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.  Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Don Hughes

Jan. 14, 1930 — July 16, 2019

Don Hughes, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born January 14, 1930, in Brownsown, he was the son of Lester and Lois (Ritchison) Hughes Griffith. He married Annavieve Carter May 18, 1952, and she preceded him in death. November 3, 1965.  His second marriage was to Nettie Stevens September 11, 1978.  Don retired from General Motors, had also been employed at Carpenter Body Works, and served as a policeman for the City of Mitchell.  He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping.

Surviving: wife, Nettie Hughes of Bedford, daughters, Rhea Dawn (Bill) Brinson of Bloomington, Sherry Lynn (Greg) Walters of Bedford, Jowanna Hughes of Mitchell, Shellie (Joey Harper) Reynolds of Heltonville, step-daughter, Cathy (Jerry) Brown of Bedford, grandchildren, Trinity Batchelor, Chad Batchelor, Starr Walters, Reva Yother, Jami Crane, Stormy Grissom, William Walls, Kristy Fountain, and Karmen Byers; 21 great grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. His parents; step-mother, Ula Iona Hughes; wife, Annavieve Hughes; and siblings, Jenny Basinger, Betty Brown, Gordon Hughes, and Barbara Aufenberg, preceded him in death.

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

July 18, 2019

Chester Tolliver Jr.

July 09, 1949 — July 15, 2019

Chester “Chuck” Grant Tolliver Jr, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Monday at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born July 9, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Chester G. Sr. and Ruth (Troxell) Tolliver. He married Joyce Prince on June 20, 1973 and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2016. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1967. Chuck retired from General Electric in 2009. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War with the Military Police. He also served in the Army National Guard.

Surviving are his children, Josh (Carrie) Tolliver, Jackie (Rick) Howe and Stacey (Troy) Barksdale; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; fiance, Kathy Wilson; one brother, Jerry (Ruth Ann) Tolliver; one sister, Karen Kean; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce; brothers, Darrell and Bill Tolliver; and granddaughter, Kaylee.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until the service on Friday at the funeral chapel.

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

Katherine Stroud

Feb. 21, 1953 — July 16, 2019

Katherine Sue (Costin) Stroud, 66, passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born Feb. 21, 1953, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, she was the daughter of Alfred and Bonnie (Tully) Costin. She married John Robert Stroud III March 1, 1975, and he preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2018.  She retired from MISO where she was manager of information technology and previously worked at Indiana University Health in Bloomington over 20 years.  Katherine enjoyed weaving and quilting.  She loved a variety of music, theater, art, traveling, and spending time with her grandkids.  Katherine was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where she served as choir director and was very involved.  She was enthusiastic, creative, and encouraging.

Survivors include her children, Carrie (Anthony) Owens of Bedford, Skylar (Mandy) Stroud of Bedford and Joel (Theresa) Stroud of Bedford; grandchildren, Innes Owens, Marek Stroud, Asher Owens, Eli Owens, Josiah Stroud, Wrigley Stroud, Joshua Wynn and Anna Wynn; siblings, Deanna Faye (Bryce) Willis of Warrensburg, Missouri, Mary Jane Bruce of Ash Grove, Missouri, Bonnie Jean Costin of Bedford and Robert Dean (Lisa) Costin of Crawfordsville; and sister-in-law, Brenda Costin of Shelbyville.  Her parents; husband; brother, Allan Lynn Costin; and brother-in-law, Ralph Bruce, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Bedford Little Theater.

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

Adam Hofman

Oct. 26, 1975 — July 16, 2019

Adam Michael Hofman, age 43 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning at IU Health Bloomington.

He was born October 26, 1975 in Blue Island Illinois to Bruce Hofman of Blue Island and Gayle Schmidt of Blue Island. He was a 1994 graduate of Bloom Trail High School. He volunteered at Esda of Sauk Village from 1993 to 2004. He married Angela (Murphy) Hofman on November 6, 2004 in Bedford Indiana. He worked at INDOT as a highway technician. He was the owner of AMH repair. He was a member of Stoneridge Baptist Church in Bloomington.

Adam was a joy for all who knew him. He loved his life, wife and the Lord. He had a gift for working on small engines. He enjoyed collecting knives and swords. He loved spending time with his wife/ best friend and their fur babies. He was always encouraging, supportive, kind and generous. Adam lived life to the fullest thru simple pleasures. He had an uncanny way to reach people in a deep and positive way.

He is survived by his wife Angela Hofman, his parents Bruce Hofman, Lori Castine, Dave and Gayle Schmidt, sister Heather (Chad) Smetters, brothers Eric (Katherine) Schmidt, Paul Schmidt, nephews Sean Lair, Justin Jones, nieces Brianna Jones, April and Adeline Schmidt, aunts Carol Kolbiskas, Debbie Hofman, uncle Richard Hofman and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents Edward Goetz, Mildred (Trambino) Goetz, Algy Hofman, Fern Elizabeth White, Henry Schmidt, Janet (Anderson) Schmidt and mother in law Carolyn (Crane) Banks.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the funeral home.

You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to Adam’s family at www.allencares.com

Bonnie Costin

April 09, 1919 — July 15, 2019

Bonnie (Tully) Costin, 100, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born April 9, 1919, in Union County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Chesly Miles and Susie Jane (Hill) Tully.  Bonnie served as Butler County Deputy Clerk in Poplar Bluff, Missouri where she was a member of the Collins Chapel General Baptist Church.  She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and walking her dogs.  Bonnie taught Sunday school for many years, and always sent cards and encouraging letters.

Survivors include her children, Deanna Faye (Bryce) Willis of Warrensburg, Missouri, Mary Jane Bruce of Ash Grove, Missouri, Bonnie Jean Costin of Bedford, and Robert Dean (Lisa) Costin of Crawfordsville; daughter-in-law, Brenda Costin of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchilren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Her parents; children, Allan Lynn Costin and Katherine Sue Stroud (the day following her mother); sons-in-law, Ralph Bruce and John Stroud III; and siblings, Saretha Jane Tully, Joseph Louis Tully, Thomas Glenn Tully, and Ruth Glaab, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bill McKee officiating.  Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: First Assembly of God Children’s Ministry. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

July 17, 2019

Noah Walters

Dec. 24, 1941 — July 16, 2019

Noah Walters, 77, of Bedford, passed away at 4:30 am on Tuesday, at his residence.

Born Dec. 24, 1941, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph and Maggie (Breedlove) Walters. He married Barbara Clements and she preceded him in death. Noah had worked for Walter Louden at TLC and also worked for Eddie Evans at Architectural Stone Sales in Bedford.

Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer (Gilbert) Kent; three step daughters, Jeanie (Greg) Kidd, Judy (Phil) Hensley and Joyce (Delbert) White; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and significant other, Carolyn Ragsdale. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara; son, James; brother, Edgar Walters and sister, Barbara Blanton.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until the service at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Chester Tolliver Jr.

Chester “Chuck” Tolliver Jr., 70, of Bedford, died Monday. A memorial service will be 11-1P.M. Friday, July 19, 2019. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Bonnie Costin

Bonnie (Tully) Costin, 100, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation is 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church. Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Katherine Stroud

Katherine Sue (Costin) Stroud, 66, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church. Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

July 16, 2019

Charles Smith

Aug. 27, 1957 — July 14, 2019

Charles V. Smith, 61, of Paoli, passed away July 14 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born August 27, 1957 in Bedford, IN to parents Archibald Allen and Patricia Iris (Hammon) Smith. He married Jessie (Cook) Smith April 10, 1981. Charles was a former construction laborer for HOD Carriers of New Albany. He was a member of Cooks Chapel Church of Paoli.

He is survived by his Wife, Jessie Smith of Paoli; Mother, Patricia Iris Smith of Paoli; Son, Aron Smith of Paoli; Nieces, Desiree Smith of Paoli & Dana Tuell of English. He is preceded in death by his father; brother, Dan Allen Smith; nephew, Dan Allen Smith; and maternal grandparents, Grace Hammons-Wimmer & Charles Hammons.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday, July 19 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Saturday, July 20 at the funeral home. Brother Gary Roll will officiate. Burial will be in Cooks Chapel Cemetery.

July 15, 2019

Rod Kellams

Dec. 07, 1959 — July 12, 2019

Rod A. Kellams, 59, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:24 PM at his residence.

He was born on December 7, 1959 in Lawrence County to Bill L. Kellams and Virginia (Longest) Kellams. He was a 1978 graduate of BNL High School. Rod was a superintendant at Tri-County Builders in Bedford and member of Laborers Union #741. He was of Christian faith.  He loved to hunt and fish, and was a collector of many things. He was loved by many friends. Rod married Brenda Triplett Kellams and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kellams; daughters, Kayla Kellams of Bedford, Kayla Dotts and Jennie Dotts of Mitchell; one son, Justin (Bobbi) Kellams of Bedford; his mother, Virginia Kellams of Bedford; two brothers, Doug (Debra) Kellams of Bedford and Brad (Paula) Kellams of Orleans; three sisters, Sherri Short of Bedford, Mitzi (Mike) Bowersox of Washington, and Jennifer (Bill) Kline of Bedford; step- mother, Judy Kellams of Bedford; 10 Grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill L. Kellams.

Private burial rites will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. A celebration of Rod Kellams’ life will be on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Hwy, Bedford, Indiana.

Thomas Dodd

Sept. 02, 1928 — July 13, 2019

Thomas H. Dodd, 90, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 1:50 AM at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County on September 2, 1928 to Thomas W. Dodd and Dorothy (Hoopingardner) Dodd. He was a 1947 graduate of Shawswick High School. He retired with 30 years of service in the US Merchant Marines and he was a veteran of the Korean War. Thomas was a member of the Bedford Boat Club and the Bedford American Legion Post #33. He was loved by many and will be missed.

He is survived by his sisters, Sue (Garris) Hillenburg of Bedford, Ellen Wykoff of Pennsylvania and Jenny Scott of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Ralph Dodd.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites given by the Bedford American Legion Post #33. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Opal Bartlett

June 21, 1924 — July 12, 2019

Opal F. Bartlett, 95, of Bedford, died at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House.

Born June 21, 1924 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Winford and Bertha (Blackwell) Bartlett. He married Virginia Lee Tosti on April 23, 1949 and she preceded him in death on September 17, 2016. He was an Army Veteran serving during World War II. He retired from Central Foundry-GM Powertrain. He was a member of the Old Union Church, and he also attended the 39th St. Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, Michael Bartlett and wife Kathy; two granddaughters, Cybil (Bartlett) Bakker and husband Derek, Rachel (Bartlett) Morris and husband Jay; six great-grandchildren, Bridgette, Natalya, Gracie, Peyton, Amaya and A.J.; two sisters, Jeanne Reuter, and Velma Chambers; a brother-in-law, Robert Tosti; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Dwight and Virgil “Tickie” Bartlett; and two sisters, Peggy Ritter, and Doris Bartlett in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Scott Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ronald Moore

Ronald Wayne Moore, 72, of Bedford, died Feb. 16. A celebration of life will be 1-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bedford Board of Realtors, 1835 Steven Ave. in Bedford. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Patricia Moore

Patricia (Brassine) Moore, 69, of Bedford, died Thursday. A celebration of life will be 1-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bedford Board of Realtors, 1835 Steven Ave. in Bedford. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

July 14, 2019

Opal Bartlett

Opal F. Bartlett, 95, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary.  Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

July 13, 2019

Cyrus Gilliatt

June 24, 1944 — July 11, 2019

Cyrus “Ed” Gilliatt, 75, of Bedford, died at 6:12 am on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born June 24, 1944 in Orange Co., he was the son of Odos and Dessie (Cuzzort) Gilliatt.  He married Linda Baker and she survives. He retired from Laminated Tops of Central Indiana and had owned S & L Creative Corner.  He was a member of the Bedford Lions Club.

Surviving with his wife, Linda, is a daughter, Patty Ikerd and husband, Troy, of Heltonville; two grand-daughters, Alyssa Jade Spears and Kaylee Beamer; a god-daughter, Jaclyn Hughes; two sons, Don Smith, of Scottsburg and Greg Gilliatt, of Bicknell; a daughter, Lisa Gilliatt, of Bicknell; a sister, Erlene Brown and husband, Lester, of New Palestine.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Yvonne Hudson.

Cremation was chosen.  No services are scheduled at this time.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ronald Hobson

Mr. Ronald L. Hobson, 76, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Sellersburg to the late Elmer W. and Crystal (Gilliatt) Hobson.  Memorial service will be at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Monday, July 15 at 3 pm with Michael Isaacs officiating.  Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Monday from 1 pm until time of service.

Ronald was a member of Ratcliff Grove Christian Church.  He was a graduate of Bedford High School. On December 31, 1961 he married Dana Bowman; she survives.  Ronald retired from Cummins Engine Co. after many years of service.  He was a member of Seymour Area Cruisers.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dana Hobson; son, Mark Hobson; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sonja Guffey and Brenda (Michael) Isaacs.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melanie Leeann Hobson; and brother, George R. Hobson.

Memorials may be written to Scleroderma Foundation or Ratcliff Grove Church, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.  Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

Jimmy Skeen

Jimmy Franklin Skeen, 87, of Orleans, died Thursday.  Arrangements are  pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

July 11, 2019

Alan Wood

Feb. 09, 1946 — July 09, 2019

Alan Lee Wood, 73, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born February 9, 1946, in Mitchell, he was the son of Lowell and Betty Jane (Cook) Wood. He married Cheryl McKinney June 14, 1968. Alan retired from Mitchell Community Schools where he served as a very loved teacher, football and track coach, and administrator. He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School, a 1968 graduate of Indiana State University and received his administrative license from Indiana University. Alan attended the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed his grandkids and always liked talking to everyone. After retirement, friends knew where to find him…. on his front porch swing.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Wood of Mitchell; children, Kyley Alan (Shannon) Wood of Jasper, Courtney Laine (Scotty) Moore of Mitchell, and Lori Renee (Jason) Zeeks of Mitchell; and 14 grandchildren. His parents; and sister, Glenda Sue Geyer, preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell High School Auditorium. Memorial Gifts: Alan Wood Memorial Scholarship. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Cleda Prow

Cleda Evelyn (Hubbard) Prow, 91, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be noon Friday at the mortuary.

July 10, 2019

Ronald Sproles

March 08, 1943 — May 31, 2019

Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Sproles passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at the IU Hospital in Bloomington.

He was born March 8, 1943 in Terre Haute to William Bradford Sproles and Martha Irene (Evans) Sproles. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1961.  He played on the basketball team at Heltonville which competed with another team that lasted for 7 over times. Ronnie was “Boy of the Year” at the Bedford Boys Club in 1955. He served in the US Army for 3 years. While in the Army he won many awards, excelling in push-ups and other physical tests.  He averaged 35 points a game in basketball when playing in the 6th Battalion League in Korea.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel and Emily (Cobb) Sproles, of Bargersville, KY; his parents, William and Martha Sproles; brother, Robert Sproles; sister, Dorothy Ann (Sproles) Hughes; and step-sister, Linda McDonald Watson. Survivors include his brother, Cecil Bradley Sproles; sons, Ronald Sproles Jr., of Jennings County, James Sproles Roberts of Texas; six grandchildren; and step-brothers, Larry and Gary McDonald.

Ronnie was baptized in 1961 and a member of the Heltonville Christian Church. After leaving the military, he worked for Seastrom, Inc., of Indianapolis and RCA of Bloomington as a clerk in shipping and receiving. Ronnie was placed on disability in 1973 due to illness. He and his brother, Cecil lived together 37 years. Ronnie was a “Free Spirit” who loved to sing karaoke and dance.

A celebration of life will be held July 13 at the Heltonville Christian Church at 2 PM with Pastor Josh Cunningham officiating. An open mic sesson will be offered for anyone who wishes to speak. Cremation was chosen for Ronnie.

Rose Crane

Aug. 26, 1932 — July 06, 2019

Rose M. Crane, 86, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on July 6, 2019 at Meadowood Health Pavilion.

Rose was born on August 26, 1932 in Chicago, Il to the late Frank and Lena Paledino. She attended and graduated from Oolitic High School. Rose married the love of her life, Donald Crane in August of 1968. Rose and Donald made Bloomington their home.  They spent 50 wonderful years together and had 2 children. She worked at RCA as an Assembly Technician and went on to become self-employed, cleaning homes and office buildings after her children were of school age.  Rose was active in her community and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church where she was active in Faith Circle and a member of the Fairview kitchen team. Rose could often be found working in the kitchen, prepping, cooking or cleaning up.

Rose loved life and enjoyed having a good time. She loved playing cards, riding motorcycles with her husband and traveling.  More than anything she loved to cook large Italian meals for her family, which meant the world to her. Rose was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, Aunt, and friend.  She will be deeply missed.

Rose is survived by her husband of 50 years, Donald Crane; children, Jim Crane (Liz), Donna Newkirk-Schwartz (Andrew); stepdaughter, Lisa Burnham (Dan); sister, Mary Hall (Bob Hollingsworth); grandchildren, Alexa Freeman – Crane, Daniel Burnham, Corri Newkirk, Holli Schwartz; several nieces and nephews. Rose is preceded in death by her parents and 6 siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor George Hartzog officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may visit from 12:00 P.M. until service time on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence for Rose’s family at allencares.com.

Edith Yarberry

Edith May (Walton) Yarberry, 78, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 1 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Alan Wood

Alan Lee Wood, 73, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Robert Collins

Robert D. Collins, 69, of Mitchell, died Saturday. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

July 09, 2019

Elmer Hostetler

May 11, 1945 — July 06, 2019

Elmer Ray Hostetler, 74, of Bedford, died at 4:01 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Bliss Place.

Born May 11, 1945 in Madison, IN, he was the son of Clem and Katherine (Parton) Hostetler. He was a graduate of New Washington High School with the class of 1964. He retired from General Electric in Louisville, KY as an operator/line worker and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a brother, Darrell Hostetler of Atlanta, GA.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 10th at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow. No visitation is planned. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

David Lemons

Nov. 23, 1953 — July 07, 2019

David Lemons, 65, of Bedford passed away July 7, 2019 at 1:43 P.M. at IU Health Bloomington.

Born November 23, 1953 in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of David Sr. and Norma (Bond) Lemons. He retired from General Motors in 2006 after 31 years as a forklift operator. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1972 and attended Thomas Edison College where he played collegiate baseball. David was a member of Central Church of Christ and UAW 440. He enjoyed fishing, baseball and watching IU basketball, the Colts and the New York Yankees.

Surviving are his three children, April (Shannon) Simpson of Bedford, Brett (Casey) Lemons of Mitchell, Brandi (Ryan) Embree of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Clayton Allen, Gavyn Lemons, Owen Lemons, Lucy Embree; one brother, Bill Lemen; one niece, Paige Lemen; two nephews, Jake and Grant Lemen. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Rick Leach officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 4 – 8 P.M. and on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10 A.M. to the hour of service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Church of Christ.

Joseph Conley

Oct. 18, 1948 — May 23, 2019

Joseph Dean Conley, 70, of Fishers, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Northridge Gracious Retirement Living in Fishers.

He was born on October 18, 1948 to Carl “Bud” and Marjorie (Rainbolt) Conley in Bedford, Indiana. Joseph graduated from Bedford High School in 1966. He served in the Navy from June 1967 to February 1971. During that time, he received a National Defense Service Medal and Navy Sharpshooter Ribbon. He graduated from Pace University in New York and worked as an accountant for over 30 years. Joseph worked on Wall Street, Indiana Department of Revenue and Caesar’s Casino.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Leeann (Brock) Conley; his former wife, Nilde Ponzini Conley; his children, Sean Conley, Elizabeth and Sean Hughes, Christopher and Rachel Conley and Allyson and Dan Fish; as well as his grandchildren, Conor, Emily, Riley, Angus, Owen, Lucas and Maggie.
His parents precede him in death; as well as stepfather, Max Beedie; sisters, Sue Ellis and Harriet Johnson; and stepbrother, Clyde Beedie.

Joe chose cremation and there will be a graveside service on July 13, 2019 at 10am at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford next to his grandfather, Urban Rainbolt. Condolences: www.randallroberts.com

Donna Lane

Donna Kay (White) Lane, 78, of Mitchell, died Monday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Alma Myers

Alma “Denise” (Ryan) Myers, 65, of Bedford, died June 14. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church, 5485 State Road 158. A meal will follow.

July 06, 2019

Cleda Prow

Jan. 01, 1928 — July 04, 2019

Cleda Evelyn (Hubbard) Prow, 91, of Bedford, died at 6:43 pm on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at White River Lodge.

She and her twin, Cletus were born January 1, 1928. She was the daughter of George Otto and Jennie (Brim) Hubbard. She married Dwight (Javy) Prow on October 11, 1947 and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2010. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School. Her first job was at Javy’s Sandwich Shop where she met her future husband. She later worked at Grant’s, RCA and Sterling Drug Store. Cleda was a faithful member of Apostolic Pentecost churches throughout her life.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Prow and wife, Tammy; one daughter, Sherry Prow; one granddaughter, Lisa Meadway and husband, Eric; one grandson, Jeff Prow and wife, Danielle; great-granddaughters, Chelsea Emenike and husband, Isaiah, and Maxine Prow; great-grandsons, Brandon Meadway and fiance, Abigail Banks, and Beauxfrey Prow; great-great-granddaughter, Chai. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Elkins, Phyllis Kinder, Vicky (Jon) Woody; and brother-in-law, Kenny Prow. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Richard Allan Prow (in infancy); grandson, Christopher Prow; sisters, Marie Turpen and Mildred Weddle; brothers, George, Wayne, Wendell Ross, and Cletus Hubbard.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Eric Meadway officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, July 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

William Westfall

William J. “Jerry” Westfall, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, died June 19 at home.  He was born in 1934 in a farm house near Mitchell.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughters, Nancy Winchester (Kyle) and Elizabeth (Jen); and son, Bill (Pilar); six grandsons; brother Oakleigh Westfall (Phyllis); sister-in-law Julia Magana (Mac); and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by sister, Nancy Lee Kleihege.

The youngest of three children, he thrived in a community of his parents, Howard and Kathryn Stevens Westfall, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Their manner for living was guided by the Holy Word.  He graduated from Mitchell High School and attended Purdue University in 1951. Upon graduation in 1955 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt through ROTC in the Army.  During this time he was stationed in Korea.  Returning to the states, he attended flight school at Camp Cary in Texas.  His military assignments included Ft Hood, Texas, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Riley, Kansas and Germany.  Thirty years after living in Germany he and a friend hosted a reunion of 503rd aviation members.  In 1967 he joined United Airlines doing a job he loved for 27 years.  He saw spectacular starry skies, sunrises and sunsets. His first priority was the safe journey for his passengers. He was always grateful to the mechanics, flight attendants, office and ground crew and other dedicated people for their contribution to a pleasant career.

In 1994 he ‘looked forward to retirement with enthusiasm. He was free to explore his second love, charitable and church work. He was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church for 50 plus years, serving on several committees.  After Hurricane Katrina he worked at repairing homes in New Orleans He was active as a volunteer for PADS and the township Republican organization.  For several years he tutored students in ESL and delivered books to home-bound for the Arlington Heights library.  He also volunteered at the Museum of Science and Industry in the United Airline exhibit. His favorite pastime in retirement was being an Opa to Joshua, Zachary, Sam, Michael, Nathaniel and Everett.

Interment will be later in southern Indiana. Memorial gifts may be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church and Journeys, an agency that provides services for the homeless at 1140 E Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60074.

Doris Elmore

Sept. 14, 1924 — July 01, 2019

Doris Ruth (Hart) Elmore, 94, of Spencer, passed away on Monday July 1, 2019 at Aperion Care in Spencer.

Born September 14, 1924 in Quincy, Indiana, Ruth was the daughter of Grover “Dude” and Nellie Chloe (Miller) Hart. She was a 1942 graduate of Quincy High School. She married Warren “Ted” Elmore on November 19, 1944 in the Spencer Christian Church. Officiating was Rev. Lincoln Allee. They were married for 51 years. Ruth had worked for Russett Cafeteria and Rytex Stationery in Indianapolis and was a secretary for Mr. Fred Hoover in Spencer. She was a member of the Gosport Christian Church and their Ladies CSO. Ruth enjoyed playing the piano, visiting nursing homes, playing bingo and crossword puzzles.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Doris N. Branneman (David) of Mitchell and Connie R. Coleman of Spencer; granddaughter, Bonnie McNeely (Andrew) of Indianapolis; grandsons, Daniel Branneman (Tiffany) of Bondurant, IA and Brian Coleman (Teresa) of Indianapolis; great-grand kids, Gunner, Lisa and Shane; and nephew, John P. Hart (Joyce) of Jacksonville, FL. Ruth was preceded in death by parents; husband, Ted Elmore on January 15, 1996; brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Hart; and son-in-law, Ed Coleman.

Funeral services for Ruth will be on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home-Whitaker Chapel in Gosport with burial at Hudson Hill Cemetery to follow. Calling for Ruth will be on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Share condolences, memories and more with Ruth’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Southern Hospice Care Inc., 4624 South Springhill Junction, Terre Haute, IN 47802 or to the charity of your choice.

July 05, 2019

Brenda Waggoner

Nov. 16, 1941 — June 29, 2019

Brenda Kay Waggoner, 77, formerly of Orleans, Indiana, passed away while tending to her garden on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

She was born in the family home on November 16, 1941, in Huron, Indiana, to her parents, James Frederick and Agnes Irene (Jones) Blevins. Brenda graduated from Huron High School with the class of 1959. She married Jack Earl Waggoner on June 30, 1961, who preceded her in death on September 23, 2007. Brenda worked for many years as a nurse’s aide at Bedford Medical Center and the Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. While her three boys were in Orleans Elementary School, she worked as a lunch room and playground monitor. Her memberships include Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Orleans, Indiana, and attended the First Baptist Church of Collinsville, Texas, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Walk-A-Thon for American Cancer Society, Master Gardeners and Lake Kiowa Women’s Club and Garden Club.

She is survived by three sons, Bryan Lee Waggoner of Pompano Beach, Florida, Ryan Len Waggoner and his wife, April (Holderman) Waggoner of Lake Kiowa, Texas and Kevin Dee Waggoner and his fiancee, Katia Crabtree of Noblesville, Indiana; grandchildren, Grant Lee and Lindsey Nicole Waggoner; brother, James Carl Blevins and his wife, Patricia Ann (Burton) Blevins of Norman, Indiana; and five nieces and nephews. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell, Indiana. Reverend Corey Rash and Reverend Bud Kielhorn will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, Indiana. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday, July 5th from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

A memorial service will be conducted by Theta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Fund in Brenda’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Adam Hill

Aug. 01, 1976 — July 01, 2019

Adam Michael Hill, 42, of Orleans, passed away on July 1, 2019 in Orleans, IN.

He was born August 1, 1976 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Michael Ray Hill and Rebecca Woody (Tritle). He married Brooke Hill (Denton) and she survives. He was a farmer for many years. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Orleans. He was a certified scuba diver. Adam enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, flying and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; three children, Brianna Nicole, Addison Marie and Linden Michael Hill all of Orleans; mother, Rebecca Woody (Joseph) of Bedford; one sister, Brooke Michelle Hill of Bedford; mother-in-law, Robin Deanne Denton of Paoli; two sisters-in-laws Kayla Jones and Megan Baker; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Ray Hill; father-in-law, Steven John Denton; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Betty Tritle; and paternal grandparents, Arthur and Neva Hill.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Orleans with Pastor Jim Tritle officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hill children’s educational fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

July 03, 2019

Glen Hill

March 19, 1927 — June 24, 2019

Glen D. Hill, 92, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on June 24, 2019.

He was born in Mitchell, Indiana March 19, 1927 to William Jennings Hill and Hazel Trueblood Hill. Glen retired from GMAC after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the Agape Christian Church and served his country in the Airborne Division of the Army in World War II and the Korean War.

Glen is survived by his daughter Deborah Hill of Chicago; and six nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his wife Violet who passed away in 1996; and his brothers Robert Hill, David Hill and Arthur Hill.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at DeBaun Springhill Chapel in Terre Haute. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to service time. Online condolences may be made to www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.

Ruth Johnson

Feb. 13, 1932 — June 30, 2019

Ruth L. Johnson, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 5:59 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born February 13, 1932 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Emmett and Kate (Ellis) Owen. She married Bill Johnson on July 5, 1952 and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1989. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1950. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in education. Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church for over sixty years and a volunteer with St. Vincent Dunn Pink Ladies. She had worked at Pay-N-Pakit IGA, Buck Lemon Furniture, and was a teacher at Parkview Primary, retiring in 1997.

Survivors include one daughter, Julie Hewetson, of Bedford; two sons, Brian Johnson and wife, Linda, of Cincinnati, OH and Reed Johnson and wife, Shana, of Avon, IN; six grandchildren, Barron Hewetson and wife, Danielle, of Holly Springs, NC, Anah Hewetson Gouty and husband, Wes, of Bedford, Garrett Johnson, of Cincinnatti, OH, Gavin Johnson, of Huntsville, TX, Cole Johnson, of Avon, IN, and Hunter Johnson, of Chicago, IL; four great- grandchildren, Brigg Gouty, Adriel Hewetson, Colette Hewetson and Beckett Gouty; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Jack Chastain, of Mitchell, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Russell, Ferrell and John Owen; two sisters, Violet Duncan and Vivian Chastain; a son-in-law, Bruce Hewetson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 6th at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at Day & Carter Mortuary on Friday, July 5th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Charles William “Bill” Johnson Scholarship Fund through the Lawrence County Community Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Brenda Waggoner

Brenda (Blevins) Waggoner, 78, of Lake Kiroroa, Texas, formerly of Orleans, died Saturday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

James Keller

James Dale Keller, 76, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris, IL. Service will be 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Brian Pridemore

Brian Keith Pridemore, 56, of Orleans, died Monday. Cremation was chosen with no service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

July 02, 2019

Diana Jamison

Jan. 17, 1966 — June 29, 2019

Diana C. (Hutchinson) Jamison, 53, Heltonville, past away June 29, 2019.

Diana was born January 17, 1966 in Bedford to Doyle “Doc” and Carol (Henderson) Hutchinson. She is survived by her mother Carol; son Randell Wayne Jamison; brothers Allen Dixon, Harley and Russell Hutchinson; and family friend Darren Jamison. She was preceded in death by her father “Doc”; and sister Nancy Hutchinson.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8pm Friday and service will be at 1pm Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Gilgal Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

James Fields

Oct. 09, 1939 — June 30, 2019

James K. Fields, 79, passed away on Sunday, June 30 at his home.

He was born October 9, 1939 in Stafford Township, Greene County, the son of Daniel and Doris Madge (Cline) Fields. Jim graduated from Marco High School in 1957. He graduated from Indiana State with a bachelor’s degree in 1961 and a masters in guidance in 1965. He completed an Educational Specialist in Guidance from Indiana University in 1969. He worked as a high school guidance counselor beginning his career at Eastern Greene followed by Heltonville, Needmore, Bedford and Bedford North Lawrence. Jim retired in 2002 after 41 years of service.

Jim married Mary Rush in 1965 and had two daughters, Moriah Crane (Bob) and Elese Wellman (Brad); and three grandchildren, Nichol Huskey (Logan), Audrey Stevens (Jeremiah) and Derek Crane; one great-granddaughter, Adeline Stevens. He resided in Cincinnati in Eastern Greene County for 54 years. Two sisters, Dollie Cunningham and Emily Johnson, survive Jim. His parents; and one sister, Hallie Tyson; and two brothers, Charles Fields and Dewey Fields; preceded him in death.

Jim was a people-person, he never met a stranger so he had friends everywhere. He was one of the most interesting and unforgettable people one could ever meet. He touched many lives and made many memories in his 79 + years. That is his enduring legacy, the many people (family and friends) who can count on one of these memories to get them through a tough time or when they need help putting things in perspective or when they just need to smile.

Graveside services will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Brenda Waggoner

Brenda (Blevins) Waggoner, 78, of Lake Kioroa, Texas, formerly of Orleans, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Ruth Johnson

Ruth Johnson, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Richard Zimmanck

Richard A. Zimmanck, 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Rockford, IL, died Saturday.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

July 01, 2019

Kenneth Hatfield

March 04, 1962 — June 29, 2019

Kenneth Edward “Eddie” Hatfield, 57, went home to be with the Lord, June 29, 2019 at the IU Health Hospice House.

Eddie was the son of Kenneth and Rosa Lee (Goins) Kerr.  Eddie was born March 4, 1962 in Bedford, IN and was a Carpenter by trade. Eddie worked all over the United States and built many of the finest homes ever seen and was very proud of his work. Eddie loved playing pool, watching golf, Jeopardy, NASCAR, and building things at home like windmills and birdhouses for his mom. He loved spending time with his family and friends and never met a stranger. If you met Eddie, you loved him. He loved telling stories, and did he have a lot of them to tell. He loved to make people laugh with his wonderful sense of humor. Eddie had a lot of friends who loved him dearly and he had a great smile. When he smiled his eyes lit up which led to one of his friends calling him Magnum P.I., to which he would laugh and giggle.

Eddie is survived by his mother, Rosa Lee Kerr; sister, Tonie Stierwalt; half-sister, Sheila Vincent; step sister, Terri Davis; step brothers, Tim Kerr and Trent Kerr; niece, LaSchonda (Brian) Thompson; nephew, A.J. (Brooke) Dixon; great nephews, Anthony Thompson, Alex Dixon, Keith Thompson and Donavan Thompson; great nieces, Angela Thompson, Baylee Dixon; aunt, Allene Wells; and uncles, Paris (Ann) Goins, Barney (Sue) Goins and Olen (Ruby) Goins; along with his special friends, Dennett Styborski, Jessica Cummings, Todd Mathis, Troy Mathis, Gary Combs, Jeff Douglas and Dave Campbell. Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Hatfield; step father, Charles Kerr; sister, Kathy Hatfield; brother, Eugene Hatfield; half-brother, Randy Hatfield; grandparents, John and Lula (Wilder) Hatfield and Brownlow and Cora (Collins) Goins; great grandparents, Landon and Dochia (Goins) Collins; and his special friend, Bret Loudenbarger.

Visitation for Eddie will be Monday, July 1, 2019 from 2-7 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Funeral Services and burial will be at McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The Funeral Chapel to help Eddie’s family with funeral expenses.

Anicette Manion

Feb. 11, 1936 — June 28, 2019

Anicette H. Manion, 83, longtime resident of Bedford, died at 12;30 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019 at her daughter, Rebecca Vincent’s home surrounded by her family.

Born on February 11, 1936 in St. Quentin, France, she was the daughter of Luciene Louis Lemaire and Genevieve Louise Vinchon. She married Morris Manion in France on May 23, 1953, and he preceded her in death on September 6, 2013. She was a graduate of St. Quentin France High School in 1952. She was a seamstress for many years at a bridal shop in Oolitic before retiring. She was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grand-mother to her entire family. She attended Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ann Manion of Bedford, Rebecca Vincent and husband Fonda of Owensburg; one son, Bruce Manion and companion Judith Corwin of Bedford; two grandsons, Travis Vincent and wife Michelle of Owensburg, William Hill and wife Lisa of Bedford; five grand-daughters, Anicette Richardson and husband Anthony of Florida, Holly Wilder and husband Michael, Cristi Wrisner all of Tennessee, Terri Rogers and husband Chris of Rhode Island, Brandi Cassidy and husband Michael of Mitchell; eleven great grandsons; and four great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Jean-Luke Vinchon; an aunt, Helyette Vinchon; and mother, Genevive Vinchon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 1st at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook at www.daycarter.com.

Geneva Lantz

Sept. 24, 1931 — June 27, 2019

Geneva K. Lantz of Bedford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family by her side.

Her parents are the late Charles Baker & Ilene (Harvey). She was born in Lawrence County Sept. 24, 1931. She married Robert William Lantz Dec. 24, 1950 in Lawrence County and he survives.

She is survived by her husband; and two sons John Lantz and David Lantz of Bedford; two brothers Jimmy Baker of Mitchell and Bill Baker of Bedford; two sisters Carolyn Wildman and Judy Mason both of Bedford; 4 loving grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. She retired from Sears and was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Charles Baker, Jr. and Fred Baker.

Visitation will be Monday, July 1st from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00 AM at the church. Friends may call an hour before the service on Tuesday at the church. Private burial services will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Bierbaum

July 18, 1948 — June 28, 2019

Robert D. Bierbaum, Sr., 70, of Bedford, passed away on Friday June 28, 2019 at 11:51 AM at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on July 18, 1948 to Orlando and Faye (Hensley) Bierbaum. Robert married Jane Mathews on May 30, 1969 at White River Baptist Church in Buddha and she survives. Robert retired from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. He also was a farmer. He was the Pastor of Tunnelton Methodist Church, where he was also a member. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Bierbaum of Bedford; two sons, Robert “Dean” Bierbaum, Jr. and wife Christy of Mitchell, and Mike Bierbaum and wife Jennifer of Bedford; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery, with Tom Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Carl Ratliff

Carl Ratliff, 81, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee  Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

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