Obituaries — July 2020

July 31, 2020

John David Barlow Sr.

John David Barlow Sr., 77, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 18. Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Gillen Post No. 33 of the American Legion. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

JoAnn (Stroud) Huff

JoAnn (Stroud) Huff, 72 , of Salem, died Wednesday, Jul. 29. Visitation will be Saturday August 1 from 11am-1pm. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 1pm at McAdams Mortuary

July 30, 2020

Francis Dale Harden

Sept. 30, 1949 — July 28, 2020

Francis Dale Harden, 70, of Bedford, passed away at 11:15 pm on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence.

Born September 30, 1949, in Brown Co., he was the son of Thirsten and Sarah (Spicer) Harden. He married Jo Correll on October 5, 1991 and she survives. He was a set up operator at G.E. for 35 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

He was known as a Prankster, Treasure Hunter, Papaw, Handyman, Woodworker, and some referred to him as “The Mayor of Park Avenue”. He was the original “American Picker”. Dale was always available to help a neighbor, or a friend. He loved playing on the floor with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jo, of Bedford; two daughters, Dawn Schuller and husband, Jon, of New Haven, IN and Tracy Clarner and Danny Welch, of Bloomington, IN; seven grandchildren, J.D., Olivia, and Sophie Schuller, Liberty Clarner, Justice Clarner, Hope Welch, and Billy Welch; siblings, Miriam Altop, of Bloomington, IN, Almeda Harris, of Brown Co., IN, Bruce Harden, of Brown Co., IN, Marshall Harden, of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Andrew Harden; a granddaughter, Rose Schuller; seven siblings, Christena Reynolds, Thurston Harden, Mary Alice Elliott, Paul Harden, Louetta Reynolds, Charles Harden, and Richard Harden.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Military rites will follow, accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Sunday, August 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Due to COVID-19 masks are required. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Honor Flight North East Indiana.

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

Sheila Marrie (Hayes) Daugherty

Sept. 05, 1957 — July 27, 2020

Sheila Marrie (Hayes) Daugherty, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Born Sept. 5, 1957, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jim and Mary (Hopper) Durnill. She married Michael Daugherty on July 30, 1976, and he survives.

She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1976.

Sheila never met a stranger, was always the life and host of the party. She loved classic rock, sitcoms, going to Lake Monroe, and her dog, Snipe.

Sheila was married to the love of her life for 44 years, was the proud Mom of two children, and Mimi to three grandchildren. Her loss will be felt by many.

Sheila worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Clay Stuckey, an office manager for Dr. Michael Watts, and was co-owner and operator of Southside Electrical with her husband for more than 27 years.

Surviving are her husband, Michael of Bedford; her children, Jonathan (Elizabeth Bohuski) Daugherty and Kristan (Derek) Daugherty-Brummett; grandsons, Porter and Gauge Brummett; granddaughter, Adele Daugherty; father, Jim Durnill; brother, David Durnill; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Hopper) Durnill.

Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. The family would like friends to gather memories and stories to share during the service.

A meal will follow at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1515 20th St., Bedford, IN 47421.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Due to Covid-19, the family asks attendees to please wear a face mask per the government mandate.

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

July 29, 2020

Sherry Ann (Qualkenbush) Emmick

June 06, 1947 — July 26, 2020

Sherry Ann (Qualkenbush) Emmick of Shoals, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020 at the home of her son, Lance Mountford in Greencastle, Indiana. She was born June 6, 1947 in Washington, Indiana to James R. and Wilma (Sorrells) Qualkenbush.

She is survived by her son, Lance (Vonda) Mountford of Greencastle; one grandson, Jonathan (Emily) Mountford and daughter Sydney of Greencastle; her mother, Wilma Qualkenbush and brothers, Michael (Debbie) Qualkenbush, David Qualkenbush, Brad (Sandy) Qualkenbush and Shawn Qualkenbush all of Shoals; nieces, Karen Baker, Kelly Shaw and Lyndsey Qualkenbush; nephews, Kevin Qualkenbush, C.J. Qualkenbush, Aaron Qualkenbush and Andrew Qualkenbush; aunts, Jeanne Edwards of Bedford, Marilyn Hardwick of Shoals and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, James R. Qualkenbush; grandparents, Oscar and Bernice Sorrells and James and Vina Qualkenbush, aunts, Hazel Moore, Helen Payne, Ruth Stout; and one uncle Gene Qualkenbush.

Sherry graduated from Shoals High School in 1965 and was a member of the Sampson Hill Church at Lacy. Sherry was a Security Guard for General Motors in Bedford, a jailer for the Lawrence County Sheriffs Department and the Martin County Sheriffs Department and was a Security Guard at the French Lick Casino.

Sherry loved to read and dearly loved her family. She was very special to her brother David whom she loved very much. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM Friday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Bro. Alan Borders officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation is 12:00 PM until the time of service on Friday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Martin County Community Foundation.

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

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

Vicky Jean Tedrow

March 19, 1958 — July 26, 2020

Vicky Jean Tedrow age 62, of Shoals, passed away July 26, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on March 19, 1958 in Lawrence County, Indiana to James and Nada (Melton) Lindsey. She married Bob Tedrow on May 10, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada and he survives.

Vicky was a 1977 Graduate of Mitchell High School, was a part time employee at Tedrow Wood Products, was a homemaker, and a member of the Shoals Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband Bob, her mother, Nada (Pat) Lindley of Mitchell; one daughter, Diane Hembree of Shoals; two step sons, Garret Tedrow of Bloomington and Levi (Jackie) Tedrow of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Austin Hembree and Dylan Hembree both of Shoals, Miguel Tedrow of Bloomington and Juniper Tedrow of Bloomington; two sisters, Debbie (Travis) Prince of Huron and Sheila (Mark) Craig of Fayetteville; two brothers, Larry Lindsey of Bedford and Greg (Rian) Lindsey of Gillette, Wyoming. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding her in death are her father and grandparents, Nina and Mac MacDonald.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Pastor Matt Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 P.M. Thursday until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Brenda Sue Bearden

March 13, 1958 — July 27, 2020

Brenda Sue Bearden age 62, of Shoals, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at her residence.

She was born March 13, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to J.M. and Minne Ellen (Short) Sexton. She married Van Bearden in 1978 and he survives.

Brenda graduated Calhoun High School in Georgia and was an employee of Jones Oil Company.

She is survived by her mother, Minnie Ellen Baker of Shoals; two sons, Chris (Ashley) Bearden of Shoals and Heath Bearden of Rome, Georgia; five grandchildren, Keagan, Kaylee, Kenna, Aubr’ee and Ayden Bearden; two brothers, Gary (Nancy) Sexton of Shoals and Jeff (Nina) Sexton of Loogootee; and one sister, Lisa Baker of Shoals.

She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents Josephine and Wade Short, Lucille and Lundy Sexton and one brother in law, Steve Baker.

No services are planned.

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

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

William Glenn “Shorty” Piper

William Glenn “Shorty” Piper, 62 , of Paoli, died Monday, Jul. 27. Arrangements by Dillman Scott Funeral Home.

July 28, 2020

Charles D. Holsapple

May 12, 1937 — July 25, 2020

Charles D. Holsapple, 83, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 12, 1937, in Mitchell, he was the son of William E. and Mary F. (Lewis) Holsapple.

He owned Holsapple Insurance Agency, and was a real estate agent.

Charles was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine Temple, and La-Or-Ma Shrine Club.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1955, served in the Indiana National Guard, and was an auctioneer for 15 years.

Survivors include his children, Malinda (Bradley) Powell of Mitchell, Lisa Holsapple of Bedford and Steven (Kimberly) Holsapple of Mitchell; grandchildren, Sierra Burton, Brooke Clardy and Brittany Holsapple; great-granddaughter, Isla Clardy; and sister, Sharon Ann (Edmund) Melvin of Mitchell.

His parents and a half-brother, Robert Holsapple, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Clair E. Luckabaugh

Jan. 14, 1948 — July 22, 2020

Clair E. Luckabaugh, 72, of Mitchell, passed away July 22, 2020, at IU Health Bloomington, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Myasthenia Gravis.

He was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, to the late Virginia May Luckabaugh and Edward Lewis Becker.

Clair was passionate about helping others and chose a career in nursing. He retired from the profession as an RN.

Clair was a Seventh Day Adventist. He loved God and put his full faith and trust in Him with everything he did. He was at peace knowing that one day he would wake to see Jesus and the beautiful streets of Heaven.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Junice Luckabaugh of Mitchell; children, Heidi (Brian) Lee of Vincent, Ohio, Dawn (Joe) Hilker of Abington, Maryland and Scott Luckabaugh of Loretto, Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Rebekah and Heather Lee, Heather Hilker and Hannah Anderson; and great-granddaughters, Allannah and Leesa. Also surviving are brothers, Ervin Becker of Gaines, Pennsylvania, Wayne (Cindy) Becker of Wellsville, New York and Bud (Vickie) Becker of Harrison Valley, Pennsyklvania; and sisters, Juanita (John) Graham of Covington, Pennsylvania and Pat Johns of Fillmore, New York.

Honoring Clair’s wishes, he will be cremated. A private family service will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Living Well Home Care Services of Mitchell, for all of the care and kindness shown over the past few years. Also thank you to the ICU West staff at IU Health Bloomington for the care and compassion shown during Clair’s stay.

Robert Leslie “Bobby” Booker

Jan. 16, 1989 — July 25, 2020

Robert Leslie “Bobby” Booker, of Leesville, passed away at his home on the morning of July 25, 2020. He was 31.

Bobby entered this life on January 16, 1989 at Dunn Memorial Hospital of Bedford, Indiana. He was the loving son of Leland and Peggy Booker. Bobby was very proud of this day because he shared his birthday with his Papaw.

Bobby was a loving father, fiancé, and brother. You could find Bobby at home on the play station, out at his favorite fishing hole, or on the golf course.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence, Class of ‘07’. Bobby was a C&C Machinist for Stone City Products of Bedford, Indiana.

Bobby leaves behind a loving family, a fiancé, Celine Grider and their children, Kasen, Weilandt, and Taegen of Leesville, his father, Leland Booker and stepmother Lisa of Bedford, sisters, Kristian Brummett and her husband Corey of Williams, Mindy Ryan and her husband Rocky of Commiskey, and a brother Kevin Grigsby of Commiskey, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Peggy Booker.

Funeral Service will be on Friday July 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Hague Funeral Home of Medora with Pastor Dustin Staggs officiating.

Burial will follow at Leesville Cemetery

Visitation will be on Thursday July 30, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and on Friday after 12 noon at Hague Funeral Home of Medora.

Memorials may be written to the family through the funeral home.

Norma Jean Purkhiser

Dec. 02, 1961 — July 25, 2020

Norma Jean Purkhiser, 58, passed away on July 25, 2020 at 2:43pm at Daviess Community Hospital.
She was born on December 2, 1961 to Mary V. (Abel) Purkhiser and Virgil E. Purkhiser and both preceded her in death. Norma is survived by her cousin and guardian Terri Alcorn, her children, many cousins and friends.

Norma was employed as a teacher for several years and also worked at Crane Naval Base. Norma spent most of her life living on their small family farm in Lost River Township. She had spent the last few years living at The Legends in Washington and making many friends along the way.
Her passions included playing the piano and writing songs. Norma was strong in her faith and she was proud of where she was from. Norma made friends wherever she went and loved being surrounded by people. She will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be held Saturday August 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in Waggoner Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Martin County Humane Society, 507 N. Oak St. Loogootee.

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

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

Sherry Emmick

Sherry Emmick, 73, of Greencastle, formerly of Shoals, died Sunday, July 26. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Vicky Jean Tedrow

Vicky Jean Tedrow, 62, of Shoals, died Sunday, July 26. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Donald Lee Burton

Donald Lee Burton, 85, of Pekin, died Sunday, July 26. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service is at noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

July 27, 2020

Charles D. Holsapple

Charles D. Holsapple, 83, of Mitchell, died Saturday, July 25. Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Stanley Edward Hudson

Stanley Edward Hudson, 72, of Paoli, died Thursday, July 23. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

July 26, 2020

Janet Pearson Boruff

Nov. 11, 1926 — July 25, 2020

Janet Pearson Boruff, age 93, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, July 25, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born November 11, 1926 she was the daughter of Charles Dewey and Coy Ethel (Guthrie) Pearson. Janet married Claude Boruff on October 25, 1946 at the First Christian Church of Bedford. Having lived her entire life in Bedford, he preceded her in death on July 30, 2015. She then married Webster Bundy in October 2019 and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School and retired from Public Service Indiana which is now Duke Energy. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford and attended Grace Full Gospel Church.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Janet are: her husband, Webster Bundy; her son, Guy Wesley Boruff and wife Linda; Daughter, Rebecca Lynn Steimel and husband Dave; Grandchildren Chad Boruff and wife Tobey, Tim Boruff and wife Katie, Michael Davis and wife Lindsay, Kimberly Brown and husband Chris, Chad Steimel and wife Nikki, Eric West and wife Mellissa, Brian West and wife Jackie; Great Grandchildren Ethan Boruff, Eli Boruff, Sydney Boruff, Dylan Davidson, Peyton Davis, Cater Brown, Ali Brown, Mason Brown, Eli Jo Davis, Gavin Davis, Maya Davis, Cole Bennett, Tyson Bennett, Aaron West, Abigail West, Jackson West, Jaulina Shock, Heron West, Leightyn Pratt and Guiliana Steimel.

She was predeceased by her 1st husband Claude Boruff, sister Jean Cuddy, and her parents.

Due to Covid 19, the family has requested private family graveside services at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations my be sent to the Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford.

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

July 25, 2020

Pamela Marie Coffman

Feb. 17, 1955 — July 23, 2020

Pamela Marie Coffman, 65, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born February 17, 1955, in Rapid City, South Dakota, she was the daughter of Walter and Lettie (Lane) Coffman.

Pamela graduated from Mitchell High School in 1973.

Surviving are her daughter, Amber Gosnell of Illinois, parents, Walter and Lettie Coffman of Bedford, grandchildren, Corbin and Javin, siblings, Walter Eugene (Debbie) Coffman of Bedford
Ernie (Wilma) Coffman of Bedford, Lisa (Mary) Coffman of New Albany.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Mitchell Cemetery with Chaplain Stephanie Rolfe officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jerry M. Chandler

Dec. 20, 1937 — July 23, 2020

Jerry M. Chandler, 82, passed away Thursday, July 23, at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1937, in Lawrence County, and was the son of Earl and Ruth Chandler. He attended Mitchell High School and graduated in 1957. After high school, he joined the Indiana National Guard Reserves.

Jerry married Sally Cummings in 1958 and they were married 55 years when she passed away in 2013. Together they had two daughters. He built his career at Cummins in Plant 1 working as a tool maker and parts inspector. He retired in 1987 after 28 years.

Jerry was an accomplished marksman and loved spending time at the Ceraland shooting range.

He was also a member of the Hoosier Beemers Motorcycle Club. He and his wife traveled all over the United States and several other countries on their motorcycle.

Jerry is survived by his daughters, Becky (Michael) Collins and Dawn (Michael) Matheny, both of Columbus; his brother, Michael (Judy) Chandler of Bedford; grandchildren, Cameron (Hanna Morgan) Collins of Indianapolis, Kiel (Laura Burnett) Eldridge of Bloomington, Haley Eldridge of Kansas City, Missouri, Michaela (Caleb) Ayew-ew of Kentwood and Mykala Matheny of Chicago, Illinois; and great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Elliana Ayew-ew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sally in 2013 after 55 years of marriage; two brothers, Howard and Morgan Chandler; his sister, Carole Anderson; and his birth mother, Beatrice Chandler.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s name may be made to the “We Care” Fund through Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Center 651 State Street Franklin, Indiana 46131, or the Bartholomew County Public Library.

At this time no services are planned.

Jerry’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Center and Heart to Heart Hospice for the compassion and care they provided.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Chandler Family.

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

Patricia Ann Donnell

Jan. 13, 1938 — July 23, 2020

Patricia Ann Donnell, 82, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on January 13, 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of the late Noah Glenn Murphy and Helen Marie (Blanton) Murphy-Courter. Patricia was married on June 18, 1955 to Kenneth I. Donnell, who preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2015. She was a loving wife and homemaker, enjoyed sewing and painting.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tim Capps and Ronnie Lloyd; a sister, Jenny Brown and a great great grandson, David Isaac Loy.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Ann Kratzman (Joe) of Scottsburg, Indiana; a son, Kenneth Scott Donnell (Lisa K.) of Scottsburg, Indiana; five sisters, Betty Alsup of Scottsburg, Indiana, Donna Powell (Jeff) and Frances Incollingo all of Bloomington, Indiana, Laquita Kirkman (Kyle) and Anna Lloyd-Bunch (Randy) all of Bedford, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Lorna Lloyd of Bedford, Indiana; two grandchildren, April Dawn Loy (Shawn) and Christopher Wayne Banks (Tracy); eleven great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter on the way, Abigail Olivia Ann Mills and her little dog, Jasmine.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Funeral services may also be viewed on Collins Funeral Home’s Facebook page at 11:00 am on Monday, July 27, 2020. Visitation: 5 to 7 pm on Sunday and after 10 am on Monday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Visitation and funeral services will be open to the public as long as social distancing guidelines can be observed. Please follow the CDC’s recommendations and guidelines while attending the services and face masks will be required due to the governor’s executive order.
Memorial contributions may be given to Kosair Children’s Hospital c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

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

Janet Boruff

Janet Boruff, 93, of Bedford, passed away Friday afternoon at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

July 23, 2020

Virgil Orville Chastain

Aug. 27, 1933 — July 21, 2020

Virgil Orville Chastain, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 27, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clyde Clarence and Fleta Marie (Richason) Chastain. He married Emogene Radcliff June 23, 1956.

Virgil retired from Spring Mill State Park and was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Emogene Chastain of Bedford, son, Calvin Chastain of Mitchell, daughter,
Rosetta Knight of Mitchell, brother, Clyde Chastain, Jr., of Orleans, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.

His parents and brother, Norman Hardin Chastain, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Donald B Hall

Donald B Hall, 81 , of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Jul. 21. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home . No services

Eugene Collins

Eugene Collins, 82, of Salem, died Tuesday, July 21. Private burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

July 22, 2020

Jeannie M. Harris

Oct. 03, 1945 — July 20, 2020

Jeannie M. Harris, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at her residence.

She was born in Bedford on Oct. 3, 1945, to Joseph and Gertrude Pearl (Danner) Nuest.

Jeannie was a graduate of Business from Indiana Wesleyan University. She was retired from NWSC Crane as a voucher examiner, and as a background investigator with USIS. She was the former Guthrie Township Trustee. She was a member of the Fort Ritner Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly (Don) Martindale of Indianapolis and Rachelle (Dwayne) Allman of Medora; two sons, Richard Harris of Bedford and Jamie Joe (Angie) Harris of Keystone Heights, Florida; five grandchildren, Bailey Wilson, Natalie Chevalier, Joshua Harris, Tucker Brewer and Dakoda Harris; three great-grandchildren, Zayden Glenn, Halle Rose Harris and Aiyana Grace Brewer; one brother, Joe Nuest of Colorado; and one sister, Ada Lundy of Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Kenny Dalton, officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Renata Lynn (Hoggatt) VanMeter

Dec. 27, 1954 — July 18, 2020

Renata Lynn (Hoggatt) VanMeter, 65, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 27, 1954, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Rex and Norma (Forler) Hoggatt. She married Roy Eugene “Rick” VanMeter Dec. 16, 1983.

Renata was homemaker and a graduate of Monrovia High School in 1973. She was a member of the Bedford congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Renata enjoyed her family and was faithful to her church. She was a loving mother.

Survivors include her husband, Rick VanMeter of Bedford; children, Jamie Chastain of Bedford, Terri Keith of Bedford, Christy Cooper of Bedford and Chad (Britini Roberts) Falco of Mitchell; grandchildren, Justin Scott (Danielle) Chastain, Christopher Chastain, Aaron Joseph (Kaleigh) Chastain, Jessa (Brian) Sorrells, Jackie Joe (Carol Moore) Keith, Trisha Keith, Jeremy Rick Lee Vaught, Breanna (Mason) Zepeda, John William Cooper III, Reilly “Pumpkin” Cooper, Shane VanMeter, Leah (Bobby) Philpot, Nathanial Busch, Brendon Glasgow and Eli Glasgow; 17 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Douglas Hoggatt of Tennessee and William Knight II of Texas.

Her father; mother, Norma Knight; daughter, Kelly VanMeter; grandson, Cody Eugene Keith; great-granddaughter, McKayla Lynn Chastain; and brother, Darrell Hoggatt, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Doug Kimble officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that masks be worn.

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

July 21, 2020

Michael David Jenkins

Feb. 20, 1943 — July 19, 2020

Michael David Jenkins, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at I.U. Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born, Feb. 20, 1943, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Daniel and Norma (Reynolds) Jenkins.
Michael worked as a stocker at Jay C Plus in Bedford.

Surviving are siblings, Sondra Kay Tarr, Carol Sue Miller and James Patrick Jenkins; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, John Dale Jenkins.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 24, 2020 at Patton Hill Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Joan L. Blake

Sept. 01, 1934 — July 19, 2020

Joan L. Blake, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 1, 1934 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Reno and Eva (Clark) Blake. Joan graduated from Smithville High School and was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the Humane Society. She had been a clerical worker, worked at Colonial Bakery for 21 years and had been an assistant at St. Vincent School.

Surviving are one brother, Ronnie Blake of Bedford; two sisters, Linda (Hulan) Sturgeon of Silverville and Juanita (Clifford) Morris of Bedford; and ten nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John D. Blake; and one sister, Ina Feathers.

Funeral services for Joan L. Blake will be at noon on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Rebecca L. Costello

Jan. 01, 1947 — July 19, 2020

Rebecca L. Costello age 73, of Loogootee, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on January 1, 1947 in Shoals, Indiana to Alfred A. and Myrtle Mae (Herndon) Rutledge. She married James H. Ragens in 1963 and later married Stephen A. Costello and he passed in 2014.  She retired in 2004 from the United States Department of Agriculture and was of the Jewish faith.

Survivors include her mother, Myrtle Rutledge of Shoals; one son, James H. (Stephanie) Ragens of Washington; three daughters, Lisa (Randy) Johnson of Loogootee, Teresa (Stacy) White of Grand Prairie, Texas and Amanda Hunt of Loogootee; eight grandchildren, Chase Ragens, Anna Ragens, Matthew Johnson, Jennifer (Eddie) Craney, Benjamin (Kendall) Leach, Jonathan Leach, Trey Hunt and Tanner Hunt. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Frances Hatfield of Bedford.

Ms. Costello was preceded in death by her father, a grandson, Seth Leach, a granddaughter, Taylor Hunt, two brothers, Alfred A. Rutledge and Michael David Rutledge; and two sisters, Cherie Bruner and Candace Mundy.

Private services will be held for the family with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.

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

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Lori Ann Moore

May 19, 1974 — July 18, 2020

Lori Ann Moore, 46, of Oolitic, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 12:38 a.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on May 19, 1974, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Douglas Moore and Marsha (Scott) Moore.

Lori was a homemaker and is survived by her companion, Richard Buchanan of Oolitic; two children, Carol Moore and her companion, Jackie Keith, of Bedford and Douglas Tyler Moore of Bedford; her grandfather, Ervin Moore of Bedford; and four grandchildren, Cody Keith, Marislynn Keith, Maverick Keith and Jensley Keith, all of Bedford.

Lori was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jamie Moore; and grandparents, Barbara Moore and Bill and Carol Scott.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation will follow with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens at a later date.

Kathryn Rosalie More

Sept. 27, 1924 — July 19, 2020

Kathryn Rosalie More age 95 of Bedford passed away on Sunday July 19, 2020 at 10:47 PM at Bliss Place in Bedford, her family will hold her dear in there hearts where she will always be “Mom”.

Born September 27, 1924 in Bedford she was the daughter of Peter J. & Anna (Bex) Mercier. She first married Everett Stailey and they were the parents of Connie Scott, Kevin Stailey and Karen Lander. She later married James L. Inman and had one step-son Robert L. Inman, she later married Noe. O. More and had one step-daughter, Ramona Kudla and one step-son, Noel Eric More.

She really looked forward to playing Euchre with friends every week, she absolutely loved to square & round dance. She and her husband were secretary of the Stone City Squares and Rounds, she was very proud of her many years as a volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital, previously she was employed at the office of Robert J. Morrow, M.D.

Survivors include her children, Connie (Don) Scott of Oolitic, Kevin (Debra) Stailey of Bedford, Karen (David) Lander of Bloomington, Illinois, three step-children, Robert (Diane) Inman of Bedford, Ramona (John) Kudla of Columbus, and Noel Eric (Marie) More of Hampton, Virginia, sister, Betty Kern of Pennsylvania six grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, six great grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, two brothers, John and Joseph Mercier, and a sister, Jane Miller

Funeral services will be at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday July 22, 20202 at 2:00 PM
Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be held from to at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday July 22, 2020 from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to White River Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Bedford, IN 47421

Michael Jay Canfield

Aug. 30, 1944 — July 20, 2020

Michael Jay Canfield, 75, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1944, in Mitchell, he was the son of Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield. He married Karen Sue Stafford Nov. 20, 1963.

Mike retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He enjoyed carpentry and playing music. Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School. He always had a well-manicured lawn and taught his grandkids how to mow.

Mike was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Sue Canfield of Mitchell; daughter, Wendi Wilson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Eric Canfield of Bloomington, Zachary Canfield of Bloomington, Stephani Wilson of Mitchell and Matthew (Samantha) Canfield of Cloverdale; great-grandchildren, Ethan Roberts and Brielle Canfield; and siblings, Bo Canfield of Bedford and Jeri Dotts of Mitchell.

His parents; son, Steven Canfield; and siblings, Charlene Dotts, Donald Canfield, Gwen Passmore, Darryl Canfield and Randy Canfield; preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Gilley officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Gary Linn Eager

May 16, 1947 — July 17, 2020

Gary Linn Eager, 73, of Mitchell, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Bedford on May 16, 1947, to Floyd “Bus” Eager and Bonnie (Limeberry) Eager. He married Susan Dawes Eager on June 17, 1987, and she survives.

Gary was a member of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Locally, he attended Spice Valley Baptist Church until he was hampered by failing health.

In addition to his wife of 33 years, he is survived by his son, Lt. Jonathan Eager, West Lafayette Indiana Police Department (Cindi); daughter, Kathy Shumpert, registered nurse (Carl) of Peru; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Eager of Mitchell; grandchildren, Dylan Lynch, Collin Riddle, Sophia Eager, Jackson Eager, Ian Shumpert and Ivana Shumpert; great-grandchildren, Prince Shumpert, Pryce Shumpert and Ryder Williams; nephews, Gary G. Eager and Marty Eager, whom he loved as his very own; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and very special cousins. He is also survived by an extensive law enforcement family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Russell C. Dawes; former wife, Margaret Inman White; brother, Michael Eugene Eager; and niece, Amy Mahan.

After graduating from Mitchell High School in 1965, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving three tours in Vietnam. After returning from military service, Gary obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana State University in 1973. Later that year, Gary started a long and distinguished 28-year career in law enforcement, becoming a police officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. In 1975 he earned a Master of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Webster College in St. Louis, Missouri.

After five years as a police officer, Gary was appointed as a United States Postal Inspector assigned to Chicago, Illinois. He primarily worked external crimes against the United States Postal Service which included armed robbery investigations, and extensive undercover work such as murder-for-hire cases and covert purchases of stolen government property.

While working in Chicago, Inspection Service management advised Gary a “contract” had been placed on his life. He was told to refrain from further gang-related investigations and to consider relocation of his family. Instead, in true Eager fashion, he quickly located the leader of the gang and arrested him, ending the problem.

After just 6 years as a Postal Inspector, he was promoted to Team Leader of External Crimes in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as a working supervisor for 17 years in various positions including Regional Program Manager for External Crimes for the Southern Region in Memphis, Tennessee.

He finished his distinguished career in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led the External Crimes Team and headed the Financial Security Team for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and assisted in the initial investigation of the Olympic bombing. He retired in 2001. He also served as an advisor to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 2005, Gary returned to the Mitchell area and reunited with family and friends. He taught criminal justice courses at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, for approximately 2 years until his health began to deteriorate because of Agent Orange-related issues. He always made time to provide counsel to law enforcement officers across the country.

Gary was full of life and could add a humorous twist to almost any situation. An obituary cannot accurately portray his sense of humor and timing. Although filled with sadness, the family looks forward to hearing “Eager stories” at his Celebration of Life.

As he battled a multitude of health issues, Gary told a dear friend that he was not worried in the least. He was a winner regardless of the outcome. “He would survive to live on, or he would be met at the pearly gates by Beau — his beloved Golden Retriever.” He dearly loved his family, friends and dogs.

He served as Postal Inspector agency president and National Chapters Director for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. He was a member of the American Legion Post 250, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 172 and the National Association of Retired Postal Inspectors.

July 17, 2020, serves as proof that heroes do not live forever. But the love his family has for him will never die.

Graveside services with military and police honors will be held at Mitchell Cemetery on July 25, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Roger Allen will officiate assisted by Brother Herb Halbert.

A celebration of life and visitation with the family will be held at the Mitchell Community Center on July 25, from noon until 2 p.m.

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

Renata Lynn (Hoggatt) VanMeter

Renata Lynn (Hoggatt) VanMeter, 65, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 18. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

July 20, 2020

Jacob Paul “Jake” Ryan

Nov. 12, 1991 — July 13, 2020

Jacob Paul “Jake” Ryan passed away on Monday, July 13, in Germantown, Tennessee.

Jake was born to David Ryan and Shannon Tanksley Barnett on Nov. 12, 1991, in Bloomington. He received his diploma from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 2010. He attended college classes at University of Evansville, Indiana State University and Grand Valley State University studying forensic psychology, neuroscience and biological psychology with the goal of developing psychopharmaceuticals.

He was attracted to intelligence and inspired by knowledge. He had an unending drive to continuously learn and always encouraged others to follow their educational dreams.

Jake had a passion for philanthropy and loved giving back to the community. His greatest philanthropic accomplishment was developing and implementing a program which provided free day care for single mothers continuing their college education.

Jake enjoyed visiting and conversing with his friends, dancing for hours on end, photographing nature, floating down West Michigan rivers, and traveling the globe with his husband.

Jake was preceded in death by his Papaw, Jim Ryan; his Mamaw, Donna Ryan; his Papaw, Frank Tanksley; and his father, David Ryan.

He is survived by his husband, Chad Wine; his dog Molly; his mother, Shannon Tanksley Barnett (Eric); his Mamaw, Kay Thimling (Darrell); his Mamaw, Pam Johnson Pinto; his brothers, Tanner Thimling (Emily) and Evan Thoms (Megan); his sister, Coda Barger; his uncle, Scott Ryan (Pammy); his aunts, Carlen Guthrie (Sam), Susan Everett (Jayden) and Amber Pridemore; his cousins, Bristol, Lexie, Ashton, Jaxon, Haevyn, Grace, Linkin, Charli, Isabella, Vera and Kanean; his nieces, Amara and Adalynn; his nephew, Wyatt; and his self-made family of friends around the world too large to list.

There will be celebrations of life at a later date in his hometown of Bloomington, and in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he always felt most at home.

In lieu of flowers, his husband asks that you make a donation to a charity of your choosing in honor of Jake’s passion to make the world a better place.

Joan Blake

Joan Blake, 85, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 19. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins, 77, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 19. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

July 19, 2020

Deborah R. Cox

July 24, 1951 — July 17, 2020

Deborah R. Cox, 68, of Bedford, died on Friday July 17, 2020 at Garden Villa Nursing Home.

Born July 24, 1951 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James W. “Banty” and Icis May (Brock) Gore. She married John E. Cox on June 13, 1970, and he preceded her in death on November 29, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of the Silverville Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Lelah Rainey and husband David, of Bedford; one son, Berlin James Cox and wife Terika, of Monroe City, IN; six grandchildren, Devon W. Cornett, Dillon K. Cornett and wife Danielle, Denise J. Givens and husband Phillip, Darian J. Cox, Logan B. Cox, Maggie M. Cox; four great-grandchildren, Cooper M. Givens, Chesney Rae Caruso, Ryder W. Cornett, Piper M. Givens; four siblings, Sheryl Myers and husband Steve, Patsy Wheeler and husband George, Danny Joe Gore and wife Laura, Joseph Gore and wife Crissy; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her husband; parents; and one brother Alan Gore.

Funeral services will be held 11 am on Wednesday, July 22nd at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 3 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 21st at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery in Silverville.
Pallbearers will be James Cox, Devon Cornett, Dillon Cornett, Onis Wheeler, Jody Gore, Darian Cox, Pete Wheeler.

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

John David Barlow, Sr.

Oct. 29, 1942 — July 18, 2020

John David Barlow, Sr. lost his long fought battle with cancer on Saturday, July 18, 2020, surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

Born October 29, 1942, in Mitchell, he was the son of Solomon Jesse and Margie Belle (Hancock) Barlow. John married Cheri´ L. (Blunk-McPike) on December 21, 1989.

Surviving are his wife, Cheri´ Barlow of Bedford, sons, John D. Barlow, Jr. of Okeechobee, Florida, Ian P. McPike of Zionsville, daughter, Loray (McPike) Lambton (Shane) of Mooresville, grandsons, Mitchell David Barlow of Bloomington, Parker S. Lambton of Mooresville, Liam J. McPike of Zionsville, granddaughters, Chenea M. (Lambton) Stockhoff of Martinsville, Isla E. McPike of Zionsville, great granddaughter, Raelyn M. Stockhoff of Martinsville, sister, Helen M. (Barlow) Schmidt (Bill) of Brooks, Alberta, Canada, sisters-in-law, Betty (McCart) Barlow (wife of Kenneth) of Carmel, Rachel (Yates) Barlow (wife of Bill) of Clearwater, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

John dearly loved and was proud of them all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Alice (Barlow) Westerfield, Kenneth P. Barlow, and Bill J. Barlow.

John was known for his competitive ability in anything he did. It started as a kid, playing pickup basketball on the courts at Emerson Elementary and continued on the track, baseball, and basketball teams in high school. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1960 where he received a basketball scholarship to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama.

John was known as a “Jack of all Trades;” he worked at Stephenson’s Clothing, a bartender at Zeke’s Bar in Mitchell, he owned the Barlow’s Ice Cream and Recreation Center on Main Street in Mitchell, and was a local standout in basketball, baseball, and softball. John retired from NSWS Crane after 30 years of service as an Art Illustrator—Graphics Design.

In his adult life, he was a standout in bowling, baseball, basketball (playing with and against Larry Bird in a league organized by Monk Clemons), and softball. John traveled with Zollman’s, Carpenter’s, Bedford Moose, and Capitol Oil Softball Teams. John was a member of Capitol Oil team out of Indianapolis that won the 45 and Over National Championship in 1989, and personally organized a team of 50+ from Lawrence County that won the 50 & Over National Championship. John was also inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame after he retired his mitt and bat.

In his retired years, he loved traveling with Cheri´ and friends to any place he could play golf. He was loved, respected, and will be missed by many.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and a celebration of life will be Sunday, August 2, at Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Robert “Bob” D. Parsley

Dec. 26, 1959 — July 15, 2020

Robert “Bob” D. Parsley, 60, of Mitchell, passed away on July 15, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Bob was born in West Baden, Indiana on December 26, 1959 to David “Pars” Parsley and Thelma (Underhill) Parsley. He graduated from Springs Valley High School with the class of 1978. He married Tina Parsley on June 27, 2002. Bob worked at Paoli Furniture for 32 years and then JSI for the past 5 years.

Bob enjoyed spending time with family, playing basketball, gardening and of course joking with his close work friends over the years. He had a special love for the St Louis Cardinals, Indiana Pacers and NASCAR. He enjoyed vacationing in Clearwater, FL, the Smoky Mountains, and watching baseball games in St. Louis.

Bob is survived by his wife, Tina Parsley of Mitchell; four children, Molley Parsley of Mitchell, Carley Sanders of Williams, David (Tori) Sanders of Mitchell and Jon Sanders of Orleans; three grandchildren, Gunner, Oaklynn and Harlyn; three brothers, Charles (Patty) White of Lynnville, Leslie Underhill of West Baden, and Bennie Walls of French Lick; three sisters, Sharon (Danny) Gonzales of Fresno, CA, Rosanna Allbright of West Baden, and Grace Dickey of Bloomington; aunt and uncle, Dick and Ann Bigham of Greencastle also survive.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Underhill Parsley, his father, David Parsley and his brother, Danny Ray Walls.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. A graveside service will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana with Reverend Michael Williams officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans.

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

July 18, 2020

Gretchen Annette Blackwell

July 25, 1936 — July 16, 2020

Gretchen Annette Blackwell, 83, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at her home.

Born July 25, 1936, in Lawrenceport, she was the daughter of Edgar James and Leona Maxine (Chess) Eckensberger. She married Donovan G. Ramey in May 1954, and he preceded her in death May 3, 1963. On July 9, 1966, she married Robert E. Blackwell and he preceded her in death Jan. 28, 2004. Gretchen has been in a beautiful, loving relationship with Mr. Jack L. Chastain of Mitchell.

Gretchen was a homemaker. She worked at Spring Mill, Dr. Hamilton’s office, Lawrence County Water Company, and retired from White River Lodge as resident counselor. Gretchen was very devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Tri Kappa and Order of Eastern Star. Gretchen graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954.

Surviviors include her daughters, Regina M. (Bill) Brown of Muncie, Donita A. (Mike Willis) Gwinnup of Charleston, South Carolina, and Greta Lucille Blackwell (Alex) Ferraz of Naples, Florida; daughter-in-law, Sherri Passmore Ramey of Wilmington, North Carolina; grandchildren, Abigayle (George) Mallers, David E. (Lauren) Segraves, Brandi Hall (Jamie) Medlin, Cole (Brittany) Ramey, Ian Gwinnup, Cai Gwinnup, Keagan Gwinnup, Enzo Blackwell Ferraz, Stefan Blackwell Ferraz, Matthew (Robyn) Brown and Lauren Brown; great-grandchildren, Rexton, Luke, Owen, Jillian and Jameson; siblings, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Eckensberger of California, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Julian Eckensberger of Tennessee and Jessica Lynette Hamilton of Mitchell; and dearly devoted niece and nephew, Dr. Heather Hamilton (Dr. Wade) Anunson of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and Dr. Darren Hamilton (Jennifer Docker) of Mitchell.

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Eckensberger; husbands, Donovan G. Ramey and Robert E. Blackwell; son, Barry D. Ramey; grandson, Liam Gwinnup; and sister, Charlotte McCammon Harris, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. The family requests that masks be worn.

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

Felix Anthony Lafore

July 29, 1965 — July 15, 2020

Felix Anthony Lafore, 54, of Mitchell, passed away at 12:53 PM on July 15, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

He was born July 29, 1965 in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles, the son of Antonio Helario Lafore and Rosie Gloria (Whattly) Rivera.

He is survived by four sisters, Liz Farace (David) of Mitchell, Roberta Uribe of Stockton, CA, Charlotte Lafore of Mitchell and Angela Rivera of Woodland, CA; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Steven Estes

Cremation was chosen and burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

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

Rick Martin

Rick Martin, 65, of Bedford, died Thursday, July 9. Cremation was chosen with no services planned. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Gary L. Eager

Gary L. Eager, 73, of Mitchell, died Friday, July 17. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Margie Ann (O’Bryan) Elliott

Margie Ann (O’Bryan) Elliott, 80, of Salem, died Thursday, July 16. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Westview Christian Church. Service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Janet Kay (Huff) Tibbs

Janet Kay (Huff) Tibbs, 86, of French Lick, died Tuesday, July 14. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Graveside ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ames Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

July 17, 2020

Walter “Eugene” Roberts

June 28, 1939 — July 16, 2020

Walter “Eugene” Roberts, 81, of the Mitchell area, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, at his home.

Born June 28, 1939, in Lost River Township in Martin County, he was the son of Herman A. “Joe” and Violet E. (Ragains) Roberts. He married Bonnie Marie Simpson on April 15, 1961, and she preceded him in death November 17, 2014.

Surviving are sons, Robin and wife Jill Roberts and Ryan Roberts and his fiancée Melinda Hill, along with grandchildren Darci Rhianne, Andrew Christian, Adam Chandler, and Bret Michaela. He is also survived by his fiancée Carolyn Colglazier, and a sister, Betty (Jim) Raney. He also leaves behind a special nephew, Rex (Linda) Knight, and supportive in-laws, Randy and Rosabelle Knight, along with former daughter-in-law Rhonna Lawalin. His brother, Gregg Roberts, preceded him in death. Eugene will be missed by a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of loyal friends.

Eugene began his working years at Trav-ler Radio in Orleans, where he found the girl of his dreams in Bonnie Simpson and never looked again for over 55 years. After a brief stint working at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, he spent six years at Loogootee Textile before completing a 28 year career at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana.

Both Eugene and Bonnie were active in the life of the Huron Church of God for over 50 years. There they both taught Sunday school classes, took part in Bible School, organized special events, and led youth groups. Eugene led Bible Study and on occasion led the worship service, while Bonnie was president of the Ladies Missionary Society. Both served on a number of other boards and church committees.

Following a day at work and continuing into retirement, Eugene and others were often found working to improve the community appearance and helping to give the residents a better quality of life. As a charter member of the Huron Ruriton Men’s Club, he helped clean vacant lots, build sidewalks, cut wood, and helped shut-ins with other tasks, and conducted youth programs.

Eugene was a charter member and the last survivor of the South Lawrence Water Corporation Board of Directors, serving as treasurer his first six years on the board. He was serving in his 36th year as District One Director on the Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation Board, and he served as their appointment to the Hoosier Energy Generation and Transmission Board for 26 years, with 14 years of those as an officer.

Eugene was treasurer for the Huron Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years and was in his third term on the Spice Valley Township Advisory Board. He had a long career working with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and 4-H. He served over 40 years on the Huron Cemetery Association Board and 20 years on the Waggoner’s Chapel Board of Trustees.

An avid sports fan, Eugene coached basketball at Huron Elementary School for three years and for the Mitchell Youth Program. He was baseball coach in the Mitchell programs for 15 years, coaching Biddy, Little League, and Babe Ruth. For 20 years he covered high school sports and wrote weekly columns for The Mitchell Tribune.

A private family service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Doyle Henderson and Pastor Paul Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Out of respective for the family and others, the family asks the COVID-19 policies be followed (masks will be provided).

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Mary Ann (Seabolt) Mitchell

Nov. 11, 1947 — July 15, 2020

Mary Ann (Seabolt) Mitchell, 72, Bedford, died Wednesday. Mary was born Nov. 11, 1947, to Paul and Barbara (Lewis) Seabolt.

She is survived by sons, Tony Mitchell and Paul Mitchell; daughters, Julie (Jay) Runyon, Marian Joni Mitchell and Jena (Brian) Baker; brother, David Seabolt; sister, Sharon (Ernie) Estes; grandchildren, Mathew Tedrow, Joseph Runyon, Brad Charles, Jacob Mitchell, Justin Charles, Jeremiah Mitchell, Caleb Runyon, Rejoyce Runyon, Shalea Mitchell, Tonya Mitchell, Justice Mitchell, Darrean Mitchell and Alayla Mitchell; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents; husband, Olin “Jake” Mitchell; sister, Elnora Denny; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor Russell Raney officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Robert Keane Jr.

Robert Keane Jr., 90, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 7. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tulip Street Christian Church.  Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Hayes Alan Combs

Hayes Alan Combs, 9 months, of Salem, died Thursday, July 16. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service is at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home

July 16, 2020

Cecelia Alaine Aslinger-Arrowsling

Nov. 23, 1981 — July 11, 2020

Cecelia Alaine Aslinger-Arrowsling, 38, of Bedford, passed away on July 11, 2020, at 1:51 a.m. at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1981, in Marion, to Darrell Aslinger and Sheila Bailey. She was married to Michael Ritchison and he survives.

She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Madison.

Survivors include her parents, Darrell Aslinger and Sheila Phillipe-Bundy; her children, Cadence Alise Harvey, Canaan Michael Harvey and John Elija Cain Harvey; brother, Shiloh Michael Lee Arrowsling; sisters, Sarah Olivia Aslinger-Brazzel, Barbara Cheyenne-Yvette-Arrowsling, Linda Lee Fitch and Annera Elizabeth Fitch; step-father, Bradley Bundy; step-mother, Sincerae Aslinger; and John Harvey, the father of her children.

She was preceded in death by Joshua Heath Aslinger-Arrowsling and Edwards Timmons.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Scott Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Lee Clark “Plush” Powell

April 18, 1928 — July 15, 2020

Lee Clark “Plush” Powell, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 18, 1928, in Orange County, he was the son of Walter Clarence and Sarah Lois (Pruett) Powell. He married Mary Florence Stroud July 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death April 14, 2018.

Lee retired as vice president of Rogers Group, Inc. with 42 years of service. He was a Hall of Fame member of Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association and a member of National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association. Lee was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He was Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., and a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He had served as president of the Mitchell Economic Corporation. Lee was heavily involved with kids in sports, and he built most of the sports fields in Mitchell.

Surviving are his sons, Philip Lynn (Nancy Jo) Powell of Greenwood, Teddy Lee (Jo-Ellen) Powell of Bloomington, Bradley Devin (Malinda) Powell of Mitchell, Danny Kyle (Kimberly Sue) Powell of Mitchell, grandchildren, Ryan Nicholas (Amy) Powell, Kyle Christopher Powell, Natalie Jo (John) Tritle, Nicole Lee (Aaron) White, Laura Elizabeth (Jared) Rains, Dason Reed Powell, Tanner Lee (Brogan) Powell, and Aaron (Brittany) Powell, great grandchildren, Ava White, Cooper White, Cadence Powell, Daxton Powell, Abigail Powell, Emerson Powell, Tinsley Powell, Teigan Powell, Carson Powell, Brantley Powell, and Tucker Tritle, siblings, Billy Dean Powell of Mitchell,
Dolores Martha Beasley of Mitchell, and Bernard Earl Powell of Bedford.

His parents; wife; and brothers, George Robert Powell and Lyle Scott “Bud” Powell, preceded him in death.

Visitation and funeral for church members and family will be private on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Pastor Bryce Menaugh will officiate and burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn. A memorial service will be conducted by Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., or StoneBridge Health Campus.

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

Patrick Albert Jackson

Patrick Albert Jackson passed away peacefully from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford on July 13, 2020.

He was the sixth and final child born to Loretto (Ma) and Roy (Pa) Jackson in Louisville, Kentucky. Growing up, he worked alongside of his parents, brother and sisters in their family store, the Jackson Market. It was there that he learned his strong work ethic and to be a butcher at a young age.

He attended St. Xavier Catholic High School and earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Louisville. He was an avid Cardinal fan.

He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, in 1990. He loved his family and his Catholic faith; he was a previous member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Clarksville and attended St. Vincent de Paul in Bedford. Father Adam Ahern officiated his Last Rites (Viaticum) on July 11.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Marjorie “Margie” Jackson; his sisters, Rita Finick and Joan “Beanie” Nold; his children, Deanna Rollins, Pamela Jackson, Mary Angela Mannix, Daniel (Carrie) Jackson and Patricia (Dannie) Staggs; his grandchildren, April (Nick) Leep, Carmen Stewart, Clayton Arnold, Jacob Jackson, Sara Jackson and Daniel Staggs; his great-grandchildren, Keilan, Kestin and Justice McVicker; his step-grandchildren, Logan and Haley Chastain, Portia (Al) Snoddy and Marc Staggs; his step-great-grandchildren, Asher, Nova-Jade and Revelry Snoddy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father; his brother, Roy E. Jackson Sr.; his two sisters, Barbara “Girlie” Keenan and Marylynd Korecki; and his grandson, Christopher Lynn Mannix II.

Patrick loved science and per his wish, his body was donated to the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. His ashes will be buried at a later date at Tar Fork Christian Church Cemetery, 3847 Hwy 992, Hardinsburg, Kentucky, 40143, which is near the old Jackson family farm.

In lieu of funeral services, and to honor Patrick’s character, we ask that all who wish to participate make a donation to either Tar Fork Christian Church, St. Vincent de Paul School Scholarship fund, or to www.curePSP.org.

Teresa Carol (Crecelius) Francis

Teresa Carol (Crecelius) Francis, 63, of New Salisbury, died Sunday, July 12. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Weathers Funeral Home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Charles Wade Dooley

Charles Wade Dooley, 74, of Hardinsburg, died Tuesday, July 14. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Valeene Wesleyan Church. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

July 15, 2020

Randall S. Pruett

Aug. 06, 1963 — July 11, 2020

Randall S. Pruett, 56, of Bedford, passed away at 10:30 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his residence.

Born August 6, 1963 in Bedford, he was the son of James Pruett and Darlene (Hatfield) May. He married Ann Burton and she survives. He was the owner of a lawn care business.

Survivors include his wife, Ann, of Bedford; five sons, Randy Pruett, Richard Pruett, Sam Pruett, Spencer Cobb and wife, Cami, and Alex Cobb, all of Bedford; a daughter, Hollie Pruett-Ridlen and husband, Caige, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Addison Cobb and one grandchild to be; two brothers, Curtis Pruett and wife, Ruby, and Tim Pruett and wife, Amber, all of Bloomington; a sister, Cathy Godsey and husband, Ray, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and step-father, Marvel May.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, July 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Harold Godsey and Pastor Curtis Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jack Martin

July 20, 1951 — July 12, 2020

Jack Martin, 68, of Bedford, passed away at 9:00 pm on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 20, 1951, in Bedford, he was the son of John David and Edna (Turpen) Martin. He graduated from the Heltonville High School. He retired from Manchester Tank in 2008. Jack enjoyed going to movies, dining out at his favorite restaurants, time he spent visiting with family, hunting, sightseeing, and spending time in the woods..

Survivors include two brothers, Robert Martin and wife, Paula, and James Martin and wife, Lynette; two nieces, Holly Martin and Jamie (Brian) Hutchinson; a nephew, Greg (Jeanette) Martin; four great nieces, Courtney (Matthew) Tomey, Brooke Martin, Amy Martin and Jolee Young; one great nephew, Landon Young; one great-great niece, Autumn Tomey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry Martin (MIA/POW), and nephew, Joseph Martin.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday July 20th at the Mundell Cemetery with Pastor Taylor Brown officiating. With respect for everyone’s safety, the family asks that masks please be worn.

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

Mary J. (Hackler) Brooking

Nov. 12, 1952 — July 09, 2020

Mary Jonelle Brooking, 67, of Bedford, passed away at 12:50 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her residence.

Born November 12, 1952 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John and Rowena Jean (McPike) Hackler. She married Paul R. Brooking on September 26, 1981 and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1995. She had been a nurse for 37 years and had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital, several nursing homes and Stonebelt ARC, Inc.

Survivors include a son, Christopher R. Brooking, of Bedford; a step-son, Barry Brooking, of Mitchell; a step-daughter, Cindy Brooking, of Bedford; grandkids, Zak Brooking, of Bedford and Zaber Brooking, of Charlestown; a brother, John K. Hackler, of Oolitic; a sister, Jana Endicott, of Houston, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Michael Hackler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

July 14, 2020

Loris L. (Lou) Beretta

July 07, 1943 — July 10, 2020

Loris L. (Lou) Beretta, 77 of Bedford, passed away at 8:29pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford,

Born July 7, 1943 in Bedford, the son of Loris C. and Martha L. Beretta. Lou was a 1961 graduate of Bedford High School and attended Ball State University and Carbon College in Price, Utah He married Bernadette Reynolds on September 21, 1963 and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2008.

Lou was a firefighter for the City of Bedford for 27 years and retired as assistant chief. He was also an EMT, a stone cutter and a talented stone carver. Stone carving was his passion, following in the footsteps of his paternal grandfather, Giulio Beretta. Lou was very proud of his Italian heritage and made trips to Carrara, Italy and Proctor and Rutland, Vermont to gain information about his ancestors.

Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Dalton of Jasonville, and Carmella Newton of Bedford, six grandchildren, Clint Dalton, Colt Dalton, Cade Dalton all of Jasonville, Andrew Endris of Bedford, Breanna Endris of Mitchell, and Wyatt Newton of Bedford, three great-grandchildren, Dylan Endris and Owen Endris of Bedford, and Sidney Slaughterback of Mitchell, two siblings, Ann Brown of Bedford, and Ned Beretta of Mitchell.

His parents, wife, and great-granddaughter, Jessica Beretta Endris preceded him in death.

The family would like to acknowledge and extend their deepest appreciation to Lou’s very special friends, Jeff Key, Pat O’Brien, and John and Judy Walker.

Private graveside services for family and close friends will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, with Father Adam Ahern officiating. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

William Fredrick Knowles

June 27, 1932 — July 12, 2020

William Fredrick Knowles, 88, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 27, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Paul and Ruth (Davis) Knowles. He married Barbara Jean Lanier Feb. 25, 1951, and she preceded him in death May 24, 2013. His second marriage was to Roxanna Lea Melton.

Bill retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1950 and served on the Mitchell City Council.

Bill was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 and Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. He was a good-hearted man and would do anything for anyone.

Survivors include his wife, Roxanna Knowles of Mitchell; children, Steve Knowles of Scottsburg, Jeff Knowles of Bedford, Anna Knowles of Mitchell, Justin Bowden of Mitchell, Carrie Tolbert of Mitchell and Timothy Bowden of Springville; grandchildren, Hannah Bell, Cierra Bell, Preston Tolbert, Jayston Bowden, Jaime Knowles, Kameron Swank, Cory Knowles and Bryce Knowles; and several great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife, Barbara; and son, Kim Knowles, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Joel Parsons officiating.

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

Randall S. Pruett

Randall S. Pruett, 56, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 11. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jack Martin

Jack Martin, 68, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 12. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary Jonelle (Hackler) Brooking

Mary Jonelle (Hackler) Brooking, 67, of Bedford, died Thursday, July 9. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Anthony James Galloway

Anthony James Galloway, son of James H. Galloway and Ula M. (Walker) Galloway, was born Aug. 25, 1956, with a happy heart, and died of cancer July 10, 2020.

Dorcas N. (Davis) Davis

Dorcas N. (Davis) Davis, 93, of Bedford, died Wednesday, July 8. Graveside service was held on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

James William Manuel

James William Manuel, 52, of Mitchell, died Saturday, July 11. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Lawrenceport Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Wayne L. Hall

Wayne L. Hall, 93, of Orleans, died Sunday, July 12. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

July 13, 2020

Rickie L. Turner

July 02, 1952 — July 08, 2020

Rickie L. Turner, 68, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Born July 2, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Maynard J. and Juanita J. (May) Turner. He married Teresa Andis and she survives.

He was a security officer for Duke Energy and a minister for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa, of Bedford; a daughter, Jodi Sims, of Springfield, Tennessee; grandchildren, Lynnsie Greenan and husband, Pat, Danae Godsey, Terry Godsey and wife, Bethany, Kyla Sims and Braden Sims; great-grandchildren, Adeline Godsey and Riggs Godsey; two sisters, Karen Y. Goen and husband, Rick and Marsha Gardner and husband, John, all of Bedford; and a brother, Kenny Turner, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Paula Godsey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Old Union Church with Millard Jones and Mike Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Edna Iola Kern

Aug. 22, 1927 — July 10, 2020

Edna Iola Kern, 92, of Bedford went to be with Jesus at 10:07 P.M. Friday at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born August 22, 1927, in Enigma, Georgia, she was the daughter of James Edward and Claudie (Wheeler) Benefield. Her family moved to Bartow, Florida when she was a child. She married the late Paul Raymond Kern of Lawrence County on March 17, 1946 and he preceded her in death on December 10, 2005.

Edna was a graduate of Summerlin High School in Bartow Florida. She moved to Lawrence county with her husband after graduation. She had a long career and retired from General Motors Central Foundry in Bedford. She was on the original board of directors at the Hoosier Hills credit Union and a member of the UAW local 440. She was a member of Bedford Free Methodist Church for over 60 years. She also served for many years as a volunteer with the Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She loved and was loved by her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, as well as her church family and almost everyone else she came in contact with, from her hair dressers, to her support staff, the waitresses at her favorite restaurant, and even strangers. She tried to be encouraging, bubbly, and supportive. Edna cared about everybody she met and was genuinely interested in their life. Most importantly she loved her Lord and was proud to let you know. She was sure of her salvation and is certainly in the presence of her Jesus today.

Surviving are her two children, Raymond Kern and wife Susie, of Bedford, and Paula Teague and husband Kenneth, of Bedford; grandchildren, Adam (Jennifer) Kern, of Seattle, WA, Andrea (Josh) Rope, of Bedford, Amber Chastain, of Bedford, Brady Wayne (Brandy) Turner, of Plainfield, Amanda (Casey) Gallagher, of Kissimmee, FL, William (Abbey) Teague, of Mitchell, Daniel (Lourdes) Teague, of Kokomo, Dustin Teague, of Bedford, Brandon Teague, of Bedford, Kelly Nicole Teague, of Bedford, and Samuel Teague, of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Peyton Chastain, Addison and Oliver Rope, Hanna (Mason) Webb, Will and Aynsley Dixon, Joshua Teague, Peter Gallagher, and Carol Jean “C.J.” Teague; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Erma Jean (Lewis) Anderson.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

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

James William Manuel

Feb. 21, 1968 — July 11, 2020

James William Manuel, 52, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born February 21, 1968, in Batesville, he was the son of Cecil Melton and Nancy Manuel.

James was employed in telecommunications with Fiber Optic at AT&T. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, and loved his grandbabies.

Surviving sre his sons, Dustin (Shanea) Mullins of Mitchell, Cody (Jennifer) Manuel of Mitchell
father, Cecil Melton of Mitchell, five grandchildren, sisters, Angel Wheeler of Mitchell, and Lahoma Stevens of Mitchell.

His mother, Nancy Melton, and brother, Andy Riley, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating.

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

July 12, 2020

Sherry Lee (Wonsidler) Sonneborn

April 26, 1952 — July 10, 2020

Sherry Lee (Wonsidler) Sonneborn died in her home, surrounded by family and went to be with her God in heaven on July 10, 2020. She succumbed to the effects of ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease, four years after diagnosis.

Sherry was born on April 26, 1952 in Merced, California, the first born to Earl and Kathryn (Daub) Wonsidler, as Earl served in the Air Force.

Sherry graduated from North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She earned a B.S. in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh, where she belonged to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Sherry met Mike Sonneborn at Pitt’s freshman orientation in 1970 and they were married on May 31, 1975 at St. John’s Church of Christ in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. They enjoyed over 45 years of loving married life together.

Sherry followed in her mother’s footsteps as a hospital nurse. She loved spending one on one time with patients, while both tending to their medical needs and listening to their life stories. She worked as an RN in Pittsburgh’s Presbyterian Hospital for 2 years and then at Bloomington Hospital for 28 years on Med/Surg units. Sherry was always the family’s go to medical expert. She retired from nursing to work with her husband in the family HVAC business, Commercial Service. She proudly continued to work through her illness until 2019. Thank you to the kind folks who accommodated her at work as her abilities declined.

Sherry was always active and on the go. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a leader in Caring Ministries Bereavement Meals. Sherry and Mike regularly attended St. Mark’s United Methodist Church these past few years. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi philanthropic sorority, served on the board and found pleasure in volunteering at the thrift shop. Sherry was an avid golfer and was a competitive six time women’s club champion at the Bloomington Country Club, where she also served on the board. She could both water and snow ski, passing these passions onto her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing mah jong with several different groups. Sherry was a member of two book groups of friends, where she was both loved and loving. Sherry and Mike experienced special travels ranging from a luxury trip in the Swiss Alps to a rugged week long raft trip through the Grand Canyon. Sherry’s happy places included Lake Wallenpaupak in the Poconos, Lake Lemon, the Colorado Mountains, Assembly Hall after a big win, the Landmark Waterway on Marco Island and anywhere her family gathered.

Sherry loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. Family was everything to her. She was the listener, the nurturer, the matriarch. She was always there supporting her children as they succeeded in school and their professional lives. The weddings of her three children were some of her happiest moments, as each child committed to their life partners.

Sherry and Mike endowed the Sherry Sonneborn Chair for ALS Research in the Indiana University School of Medicine. A gift of research that would never benefit Sherry but with the hope that it will benefit the generations to come. Dr. Brian Pierchala occupies that chair and is investigating genes that stimulate the immune system. We can beat ALS!

Sherry was preceded in death by both her parents. Sherry is survived by her husband, Mike Sonneborn of Bloomington and by her three children, Jason (Jaime) Sonneborn of Centennial, Colorado. Jennifer (Charlie) Laughlin of Bloomington and David (Jesica) Sonneborn of Heltonville. They have six grandchildren. Rice, Hadley and Oliver Laughlin. Leila, Julius and Eloise Sonneborn. Sherry is survived by her brother, Craig Wonsidler (Baerbel) of Perkasie, Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Sherry’s loving caregivers, Liz, Gayle, Dawn and Edith. Their patience and compassion helped us navigate this challenging journey. We would like to thank our Hospice team, our essential partners in Sherry’s care, Adina and others too numerous to mention. Sherry’s spirits were lifted by many as the disease progressed. We wish to thank the pastors, Jimmy, the book groups, the mahjong friends, the cooking partners, the visitors, those who brought us food, those who sent cards and especially those who prayed for Sherry.

Sherry was an animal lover. Her faithful dog, Kiley, at her side, providing steady comfort through difficult times. The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to Pets Alive in Bloomington.

Arrangements handled by The Funeral Chapel.

A celebration of Sherry’s life will be scheduled at a later time.

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

July 11, 2020

Anthony J. Galloway

Aug. 25, 1956 — July 10, 2020

Anthony J. Galloway, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 2:26 am on Friday, July 10, 2020 at I. U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born August 25, 1956 in Bedford, he was the son of James H. Galloway and Ula Mae (Walker) Galloway. Tony retired from General Motors on November 1, 2006 after 31.3 years. He was a member of the Local UAW #440. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1974 and Indiana University with a Batchelor’s degree in Communication.

Survivors include a brother, Timothy H. Galloway and wife Marlene J. of Fishers; a sister, Jamie E. Turner, of Atlanta; nephews, Christopher W. Galloway and wife, Julie and their children, Mila, Cora, and Hazel, Travis C. Turner and wife, Paige and their daughter, Charlie; a niece, Carly E. Turner. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Anthony’s wishes were to be cremated. No services are scheduled. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Mary Jonelle Brooking

Nov. 12, 1952 — July 09, 2020

Mary Jonelle Brooking, 67, of Bedford, passed away at 12:50 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her residence.

Born November 12, 1952 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John and Rowena Jean (McPike) Hackler. She married Paul R. Brooking on September 26, 1981 and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1995. She had been a nurse for 37 years and had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital, several nursing homes and Stonebelt ARC, Inc.

Survivors include a son, Christopher R. Brooking, of Bedford; a step-son, Barry Brooking, of Mitchell; a step-daughter, Cindy Brooking, of Bedford; grandkids, Zak Brooking, of Bedford and Zaber Brooking, of Charlestown; a brother, John K. Hackler, of Oolitic; a sister, Jana Endicott, of Houston, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Michael Hackler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mary Rose Guthrie

Dec. 08, 1940 — July 08, 2020

Mary Rose Guthrie, of Medora, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2020 at her home. She was 79 years old.

Mary entered in this life on December 8, 1940 in Tunnelton, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Stanley and Margaret (Flinn) Guthrie and the loving sister of Harriett Imogene Guthrie.

On July 20, 1957 in her parents’ home, she was united in marriage to Donald Guthrie. This union of 62 years was blessed with a son Troy.

Mary formerly worked for the Medora Egg Company, Medora Plastic Company, and as a cook at Medora Community Schools. She retired from serving lunches to her students after 40 years.

Mary was a loving mother and loved being a grandmother to Mitchell and Rebecca. She was a member of Medora United Methodist Church.

She leaves a legacy of love to her family, her husband, Donald, a son Troy Guthrie and his wife Teresa of Washington, Indiana, Grandchildren Rebecca Guthrie of Johnson City, TN, and Mitchell Guthrie of Camp Pendleton, CA.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Imogene.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Medora United Methodist Church on Monday July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am with Pastor Lennie Lawrence and Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at White River Valley Cemetery.

Friends may visit at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Sunday July 12, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm and on Monday after 10:00 at the church.

Memorials may be written in Mary’s name to Schneck Cancer Center.

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

Claude Edward Hartman

March 23, 1942 — June 29, 2020

Dr. Claude Edward Hartman, 78, of The Villages, Florida, died on Monday, June 29, 2020, while scuba diving off the coast of Cuba.

Claude was born on March 23, 1942, in Bedford, to Jacob R. and Cora Hartman. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1969 specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

After graduation he served in the US Navy as a medical doctor from 1970-1972 and was stationed in Okinawa. Claude practiced at the Hudson Medical Group in Elkhart, from 1975-1991, private practice in Elkhart, from 1991-2007 and as a locum tenens OB/GYN physician in multiple locations from 2007 until he retired in 2017.

He was a member of the Scottish Rite.

Survived by his wife of 29 years, Joann (Schuster); his children, Chris Hartman of Columbus, Ohio, and Betsy Hartman-Everest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his stepchildren, Toby McDowell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Scott McDowell of Elkhart and Ryan McDowell of Edwardsburg, Michigan; six grandchildren, Lauren Albritton and Nicole Germany of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Liam and Avery McDowell of Elkhart and Emily and Maddie McDowell of Edwardsburg, Michigan; two great-grandchildren, Hank and Ladd Albritton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and brothers, Charles Hartman of Indianapolis and Colin Hartman of Reseda, California.

Claude lived life to the fullest: vacationing in his motorhome with his wife and two pugs, spending time with his family and playing with grandchildren. He enjoyed early morning walks, reading, hunting, fly fishing and golfing.

Claude will be remembered as a kind-hearted and generous man that treated everyone with respect. All who knew and loved him will miss his warm smile and positive attitude.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Elkhart at a later date.

The family of Dr. Claude E. Hartman requests donations be made to either the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology or Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Donations for IU can be made to IU Foundation, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Donations to Wellfield Botanic Gardens can be made to 1101 N. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514. Indicate on either donation “In memory of Dr. Claude E. Hartman.”

July 10, 2020

Leon P. (Hluchota) Hunter

June 29, 1933 — July 8, 2020

Leon P. (Hluchota) Hunter, 87, formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday, July 8, at his apartment.

He was born June 29, 1933, in Velbivka, Ukraine, to Paul and Alexandra Hluchota.

Leon immigrated to the US in 1949 with his parents and two brothers. He served with the US Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.

In October 1953 he began his career with Essex and retired after 40 years.

He loved the outdoors — hunting, fishing, skeet shooting and golfing. He also enjoyed shooting the breeze with his friends at the American Legion.

Survivors include five children, Leon (Pamela) Hluchota, Tanya Jones and Sue (Gary) Simmons, all of Goshen, Tina (Jerry) Healey, of Granger and Eric (Christine) Hluchota of Elkhart; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Hluchota of Goshen; and former wife, Wanda (Rummel) Bialik.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tony Hluchota; and granddaughter, Julie Hluchota.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to American Legion Post No. 250, P.O. Box 154, Mitchell, IN 47446-0154.

Condolences may be sent c/o Leon Hluchota, 22411 Fireside Dr., Goshen, 46528 or online at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com

Larry Edward Kern

Larry Edward Kern, 75, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Bedford and Mitchell, died Monday, March 30. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell Cemetery on Hunter’s Creek Road in the Hoosier National Forest. Arrangements by The National Funeral Home and Crematory in Ruskin, Florida.

July 09, 2020

Dorothy A. Miller

Sept. 10, 1923 — July 8, 2020

Dorothy A. Miller, age 96, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday July 8, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1923, in Mitchell to Elmer Arnold and Lela (Niles) Arnold. Dorothy first married Fred Jenkins and he preceded her in death, she then married William Miller and he also preceded her in death.

Dorothy was a homemaker and member of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Donaldson of Bedford; one sister, Shirley Webster of Bedford; three grandchildren, Jamie Vivanco of California, Butch Canell of Missouri and Denise Lawrence of Bedford; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sons, Fred Jenkins and Gary Jenkins; two daughters, Patricia Jenkins and Karen Canell; and two sisters, Betty Milligan and Ruth Kamleiter.

Funeral services will be on Friday at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund or Womens’ Ministry.

Alice Elaine Frega

Sept. 26, 1939 — March 10, 2020

Alice Elaine Frega, 80, of Williams, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at her residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1939, in Urbana, Illinois, she was the daughter of Paul Laverne and Marian Elizabeth (Downs) Knapp. She married Edward W. Frega Jr. on May 4, 1968, in Westchester, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on May 18, 2013.

She was a housewife and member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Throughout the years in her card ministry, she reached out to those who experienced a loss or were struggling. If you were a recipient of her personalized notes, you were being thought of and prayed for.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Dawn and Bradley Schultz of Cedarburg, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Teia Jordan Batiansila and Jeffrey Krueger, of Grafton, Wisconsin, Isabel Coryn Passmore and husband, Andrew, of West Bend, Kellen Philip Batiansila, of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Samuel Jaden Harmer, Mason Alexander Schultz and Cooper Henry Edward Schultz, all of Cedarburg, Wisconsin; five great-grandchildren, Braelyn Yeva, Wyatt Scott, Avery Edward, Myles Adler Passmore and Poppy Krueger; and a brother, Lawrence Paul Knapp and wife, Carol, of St. Joseph, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Zakian officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Calvary Lutheran Church.

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

Linda Lou Nevels

March 03, 1947 — July 7, 2020

Linda Lou Nevels, 73, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at her residence.

Born March 3, 1947, in Somerset, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Raymond and Lillian Lou (Bell) Calhoun.

Linda was a homemaker and a kind, loving, and generous mother. She loved her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Dale Calhoun of Oklahoma, Donald Grissom of Bedford, Richard McBride of Jacksonville, Florida, Billy Joe McBride of Bedford, James Lee McBride of Bedford, Joshua McBride of Bedford, Melinda Lou Wray of Somerset, Kentucky, 15 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren, siblings, Mark Calhoun of Somerset, Kentucky, Shirley Edmonds of Somerset, Kentucky, Judy Stevens of Somerset, Kentucky, Tim Calhoun of Somerset, Kentucky, and Larry Calhoun of Somerset, Kentucky.

Her parents preceded her in death.

A celebration of life will be Wednesday, July 22, at Pulaski County Park, Kentucky.

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

Steven Joseph Toth

Dec. 11, 1929 — July 7, 2020

Steven Joseph Toth, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at his residence.

Born December 11, 1929, in Debrecen, Hungary, he was the son of Josezef and Maria (Lengyel) Toth.

Steven was a prominent mechanical engineer for Bayer-Miles Laboratories. He was a multiple patent holder, and loved chess, boating, and traveling. Steve had a good sense of humor and was a loving dad, granddad and great granddad. He was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving are his children, Steven P. (Lynn) Toth of French Lick, Louis J. (Lori) Toth of Fort Wayne, Marie O. Toth of Mission Viejo, California, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Elizabet Sarai.

His parents preceded him in death.

Burial will be at a later date.

Online condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Roger Dale Spoonmore

Roger Dale Spoonmore, 70, of Bloomington, died Saturday, April 25. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

Minnie (Milligan) Guthrie

Minnie (Milligan) Guthrie, 81, of Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, July 7. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Visitation will be from noon until the service. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

July 08, 2020

Kersti Pemberton

July 06, 1993 — July 4, 2020

Kersti Pemberton, 26, of Bedford, passed away on July 4, 2020.

Born July 6, 1993, in Bedford, she was the daughter of David Lester Pemberton and Amanda Jones.

She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School, was a homemaker, and had previously worked at Pizza Hut, Bedford.

Kersti loved spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are her father, David Pemberton; mother, Amanda Jones; three children, Emah Robbins, Hunter Robbins and Avah Robbins; four brothers, Matthew Pemberton, Dillon Pemberton, Dustin Pemberton and Dakota Pemberton; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Hughes; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Larry Hughes; stepfather, Tony Jones; uncle, Larry Hughes; and paternal grandparents, Robert Earl Pemberton and Joyce Pemberton.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Ronnie Frost officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Chapel at https:// www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/.

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

William Jacob Shaw

March 26, 1989 — July 6, 2020

William Jacob Shaw age 31, of Shoals, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Loogootee.

He was born March 26, 1989 in Bedford to Terry and Rheta (Crowder) Shaw. He was a member of the Shoals High School Class of 2007, was formally employed by U.S. Gypsum and the White Stallion Coal Mine in Montgomery. He was of the Christian Faith.

Survivors include his parents; his grandfather, William Shaw of Shoals, two daughters Kamdyn Shaw and Kamryn Shaw both of Shoals; four brothers, Eric (Jamie) Shaw, Chad (Kellie) Shaw, Joby (Megan) Shaw and Jonah Shaw all of Shoals; nieces and nephew, Maggie Shaw, Gracie Shaw, Carson Shaw, Kenley Shaw and Kyra Shaw; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding him in death are maternal grandparents, Roy Crowder and Vera Crowder; and paternal grandmother Barbara J. Shaw.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM Friday at the Shoals Christian Church with Bro. Joe Crow officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday and 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and 12:00 PM until the time of service at the church.

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

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

Evelyn “Gayle” Abel

Dec. 16, 1942 — July 4, 2020

Evelyn “Gayle” Abel age 77, of Shoals, passed away on July 4, 2020 in Bedford.

She was born December 16, 1942 in Martin County to Gene and Joyce (Sims) Harding. She married Alan Abel on June 6, 1964 at the Shoals Church of Christ and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2019.

She graduated Shoals High School Class of 1961, worked at Essex in Orleans after high school, The Ellettsville Journal, was Secretary for Shoals Community Schools and was a member of the Ellettsville Church of Christ and the West Shoals Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Bart (Brandy) Abel of Bloomington and Bryson (Ashley) Abel of Bedford; and five grandchildren, Abby, Paige, Ty, Elise and Mia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step father James Tuttle, an infant daughter Ambrea Abel and one brother, Loren “Tuffy” Harding.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Stan Day officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of service Thursday.

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

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

Mable “Evelyn” Stutsman

May 27, 1950 — July 6, 2020

Mable “Evelyn” Stutsman, 70, of Seymour, passed away at 9:15 pm on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Lutheran Community Home of Seymour.

Born May 27, 1950 in Madison, IN, she was the daughter of James M. and Mabel Alice (Rea) Bruce. She married Douglas L. Stutsman on September 28, 1969. She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include four nephews, Jimmy Dale Bruce and wife, Debbie, of Columbus, Daniel J. Wagner and wife, Misty, of Mitchell, S. E. Stutsman, of Scottsburg, Aaron E. Wagner, of Bedford; and three nieces, Janie M. Hammond and husband, Dick, of Edinburgh, Patty A. Bunton and husband, Jody, of North Vernon, and Evelyn K. Blackburn, of Clifford. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 11th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

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

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

William Bert “Bill” Chesnut

William Bert “Bill” Chesnut, 90, of Clermont, Florida, died Friday, July 3. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

Alice Elaine (Knapp) Frega

Alice Elaine (Knapp) Frega, 80, of Williams, died March 10. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kyle Wayne Turpin

Kyle Wayne Turpin, 36, of Paoli, died Monday, July 6. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

July 07, 2020

Melissa Beth “Missy” (Hall) Anderson

Dec. 06, 1965 — July 3, 2020

Melissa Beth “Missy” (Hall) Anderson, 54, passed away July 3 at her residence, with her family at her side, after a long, brave fight against cancer.

Born Dec. 6, 1965, in Bedford, to Charles Franklin “Bud” and Flora Elizabeth (Cassidy) Hall, she married Steven Anderson on Feb. 6, 1992, and he survives. She was a stay at home mom, a member of the BNL Class of 1984, and had operated an upholstery business with her sister.

Missy loved animals of all kinds, especially horses and dogs, but she also had cows, goats, donkeys, rabbits, birds, tropical fish and an army of barn cats. She enthusiastically welcomed many local youth from church and school groups to the farm for visits.

Even though she battled illness for more than 20 years, it never defined her. She lived her life to the fullest, enjoying travel, horseback riding and exploring Southern Indiana’s backroads with her sister. Mostly, though, she loved her family and hosted frequent get-togethers for holidays and other special occasions. She was a kind and generous woman who had the ability to make people feel special. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to have known her.

Survivors include her husband, Steve; mother, Flora; daughter, Brontee; sister, Charla; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Charles Franklin “Buddy” Hall Jr.: and several aunts and uncles.

A private graveside service was held for the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

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

Clara Frances “Frankie” Baker

Feb. 06, 1931 — July 6, 2020

Clara Frances “Frankie” Baker, 89, of Bedford, died at 11:15 am on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born February 6, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of Frank and Clara (Ellis) Justus. She married Perry M. Baker, Jr. and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford and a former member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Baker, of Bloomington; two sons, Jeff Baker and Joe “Drew” Baker, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, R. Michael Beasley, of Ft. Worth, TX, Juleigh Beasley, Justin Baker and wife, Taylor and Mathew Baker, all of Bedford; seven great grandchildren, Hannah, Caleb, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Joshua Beasley, all of Ft. Worth, TX, and MaKenna and Sawyer Baker, of WA; her friend and caregiver, Misty Hawkins, of Orleans; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Goff, Ivy Baker and Lulabelle Owens; a brother-in-law, Scotty Baker, all of Williams; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, John Brewer and a sister, Catherine Turner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, July 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Gary D. Wrather

June 05, 1945 — July 4, 2020

Gary D. Wrather, 75, of Bedford, died at 11:43 am on Saturday July 4, 2020, at University Hospital, Indianapolis.

There will be a private visitation and funeral at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Zakian officiating. A private burial will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.

Born June 5, 1945, in Champaign County, IL. Gary was the son of Claude Kentner Wrather and Dorothy Marie (Todd) Wrather. Gary married Diane Mae Buss on February 24, 1968.
Gary graduated from The General Motors Institute class of 1968 in Flint, MI. He worked at Central Foundry, Danville and GM Powertrain, Bedford for a total of 42 years and 3 months. He retired as a Senior Engineer in 2005. Gary was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and as a Deacon.

Gary loved any kind of sports and was an avid Fighting Illini, Bears, and White Sox fan. He spent many hours helping coach his Granddaughters’ Fastpitch Softball Team and watching his grandson play football and basketball. Gary cherished his grandchildren and never missed their school events.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Diane; his two sisters Judy Studer and husband Leo of Champaign, IL, Sharon Peterson and husband Gary of Mahomet, IL, his brother Alan Wrather and wife Betty of Venice, FL; four children, Gregory Wrather and wife Angela of O’Fallon, IL, Timothy Wrather and wife Rebecca of St. Clair Shores, MI, Stacie Leach and husband Justin of
Williams, IN, and Stefanie Morron and husband Mark of Orleans, IN; six grandchildren,
Samantha Holmes, Cassidy Gross, Jacob Lesinski, Jacob Leach, Colten Leach, and Liam
Wrather.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Dorothy Wrather, one brother, Ronald Wrather, and one grandchild, Emily Rosemarie Wrather.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Leach, Colten Leach, Jacob Lesinski, Liam Wrather, Austin Holmes and Nathan Gross.

Memorials: Calvary Lutheran Church, Children’s Heart Association and Lawrence County Community Foundation.

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

Edward A. Jones

May 25, 1936 — July 3, 2020

Edward A. Jones, 84, of Orleans, passed away at 8:57 PM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Salem Crossing.

He was born May 25, 1936 in Muncie, IN, the son of Robert Edward and Lora Gertrude (Shackelford) Jones. He married Wahnemia “Suzie” Jones on April 18, 1964 and she survives.

He was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church. A member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge # 153 F & AM and Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post #69. He is a proud Marine Corps veteran.

He is survived by wife of Orleans; four children, Julie Lynn Jones-Ostmann of Chardon, Ohio, Tanya Sue (Jerry) Stromme of Orleans, IN, Drew (Kristi) Jones of Columbus, Ohio, Brian Edward (Dawn) Jones of Muncie, IN; two brothers, Michael Allen Jones of Florida and Cecil Leroy Raines of Indianapolis; one sister, Vilas “Bibi” King of Orleans; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Howard Ostmann; one sister, Hazel Johnson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on July 8, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post #69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM with a Masonic service at 7:30 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association

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

Timothy Edward Perry

April 20, 1958 — July 3, 2020

Timothy Edward Perry, 62, of Bedford died Friday, July 3, 2020, in his home with his family at his side.

He was born April 20, 1958, in Bedford to William Russell Perry and Carolyn Rose Sowders Perry. He was a traveling mechanic for Canadian Pacific Railway.

Survivors include his wife, Christina “Christy” Dishman Perry of Bedford; his mother, Carolyn Perry of Williams; a daughter, Whitney Perry of Bedford; four sons, Jeffrey (Samantha) Perry of Maricopa, Arizona, Dustin Perry of Bedford, Justin (Jasmine) Perry of Springville and Ryan (Haley) Perry of Mitchell; two stepchildren, Garrison Hamlin of Bloomfield and Faith Hamlin of Mitchell; three sisters, Karen (Robert) Cooper of Orleans, Michele Palmer of Virden, New Mexico and Shonda (Troy) Bakker of Tempe, Arizona; a brother, Michael (Rosezona) Bowden of Corydon; eight grandchildren, Alex, Christian, Dylan, Grayson, Braxton, Zuri, William and Addison; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Perry; his grandparents; a sister, Belinda Smale; and a brother in law, John Palmer.

Timothy was a member of the American Legion. He had earned a Black Belt in Karate, loved riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, working on his farm, baling hay and playing with his cows.

There was a gathering of family and friends on Monday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St., Bloomington.

Funeral service followed at the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Strunk officiating. Burial will be later at Flynn Cemetery in Greene County.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Jill McFarland

Jill McFarland, 86, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 18. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Williams. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Danny Lee Collins Sr.

Danny Lee Collins Sr., 66, of Shoals, died Friday, July 3. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Camala Ann “Cammie “ Bunger

Camala Ann “Cammie “ Bunger, 56, of Franklin, formerly of Seymour, died Sunday, July 5. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Burkholder Chapel. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Evelyn “Gayle” (Harding) Abel

Evelyn “Gayle” (Harding) Abel, 77, of Shoals, died Saturday, July 4. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

July 06, 2020

Lee Francis Johnson

Oct. 09, 1936 — July 3, 2020

Lee Francis Johnson, 83, of Orleans, passed away at 8:00 AM on July 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born October, 9, 1936 in Orleans, IN, the son of Charles Leon and Eva M. (Worrell) Johnson. He married Mary Ann (Bowlers) Johnson on July 11, 1959 and she preceded in death on July 25, 2004. He married Janet Crecelius on January 12, 2011 and she survives.

He graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1954, and was a graduate of Purdue, class of 1958. He was a US Army Reserve veteran, a member of Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post #69, Orleans Masonic Lodge F & AM, Orleans Kiwanis Club, an owner of Riverview Farms, a member of the Syria Christian Church. He served on the Orleans School Board and on the Orange County Community Foundation Board.

Lee is survived by his wife, Janet of Milltown, IN; one son, Douglas (Mary) Johnson of Orleans; one daughter, Amy (Erich) Johnson-Mantel of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren, Andrew Johnson of West Lafayette, IN, Michelle Johnson of Dallas, TX, and Kevin Johnson of Orleans; one brother, Larry (Natalie) Johnson of Orleans; one sister, Donna (Charlie) Bryant of Bloomington, IN; two step daughters, Lisa (Denny) Collins of Johns Island, SC and Lori (Doug) Roberts of Bedford; five step grandchildren, Josh (Alison) Mills of Fort Mill, SC, Justin (Loren) Mills of Floyds Knobs, IN, Blaire (Jason) Gilmour of Oakland City, IN, Blake (Chelea) Benham of Elizabethtown, KY and Annie (David) Vanlandingham of Bedford, IN; fourteen step great grand children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Johnson, one son, Brent Eric Johnson, and one daughter, Lorna Beth Johnson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Syria Christian Church in Orleans with Pastor Ernie Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Syria Christian Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wonder Valley Camp.

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

Gary Dean Wrather

Gary Dean Wrather, 75, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 4. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Danny Lee Collins

Danny Lee Collins, 66, of Shoals, died Friday, July 3. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Kersti Pemberton

Kersti Pemberton, 26, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Evelyn Gale Abel

Evelyn Gale Abel, 77, of Shoals, died Saturday, July 4. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Leah (Calhoun) Lainhart

Leah (Calhoun) Lainhart, 44, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 30. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

July 05, 2020

Timothy Edward Perry

April 20, 1958 — July 3, 2020

Timothy Edward Perry, 62, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Monday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

July 04, 2020

James M. Hill

March 18, 1933 — July 02, 2020

James M. Hill, 87, of Bedford died at 11:31 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 18, 1933 in Lawrence County, IN he was the son of Ira and Minnie Marie (Hall) Hill. He married Evelyn Judah on May 20, 1955 and she preceded him in death on January 13, 2011. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He had worked as a truck driver for Rogers Building Supply.

Survivors include his four children: Jana Reed and husband David, Carol Lane, Gay Lawton and husband Danny, Nathan Hill and wife Amy; thirteen grandchildren: Kea Reed, Josh Reed, Andrea Smith and husband Rodney, Lacey Lane, Miranda Lane, Matthew Lane, Megan Clark and husband Danny, Ben Lawton and wife Cammie, Camden Hill, Shelby Hill, Thomas Lister, Bradley Lister, Megan Lister; eighteen great grandchildren: Gabriel, Kathryn, Audrey, Ella, Kaylee, Ethan, Gracie, Jared, Joe, Logan, Jase, Kaitlyn, Landon, Isaiah, Eleanor, Lucy, Judah, Rose; two great great grandchildren: Amelia and Waylon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Minnie Marie Hill, his wife Evelyn, one great grandson, Amos Clark, a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Harold Widick, a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Shirley Hill, brother-in-law, Warren Judah, father and mother-in-law, Max and Olive Judah.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7th at the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Tracy Killinger officiating.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday, July 7th at the Calvary Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 8th at the Clover Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

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

Paul Roy Smith

Dec. 12, 1953 — July 01, 2020

Paul Roy Smith age 66, of Loogootee, passed away July 1, 2020 in Washington, Indiana.

He was born in Knox County, Indiana on December 12, 1953 to William Elmer and Maggie Laverne (Blake) Smith.

Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Tello and Martha Jane Fisher both of Michigan; three brothers, Cassius Lee Smith of Odon, Mark Ray Smith and John Henry Smith both of Shoals; and two daughters, Tammy Renee Smith and Jamie Lynn Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Richard Smith and Amos Joe Smith. Two sisters and one brother also preceded him in infancy.

No services are planned.

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

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

Mistee Dawn May

Sept. 02, 1971 — July 03, 2020

Mistee Dawn May, 48, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born September 2, 1971, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Steven E. and Linda Kay (Lynch) Phillips.

Mistee was employed at Cook Inc. and was a 1989 graduate of Mitchell High School. She attended Carters Creek Christian Church.

Her daughters were her whole world. She loved the beach and her dogs. When you needed her, she was always there for you.

Surviving are her twin daughters; Lindsey Marie (Lucas James) Johnson of Campbellsburg, Makenzie Jo-Anne May of Mitchell, father; Steve Phillips and stepmother; Linda Sallee-Phillips of Mitchell, aunts; Connie (Danny) Phillips, Nancy (Joe) Baker, Margaret Lynch-Brock, uncle; Brian Lynch and many close cousins and friends.

Her mother preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Mitchell Cemetery with Lucas Johnson, minister, officiating.

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

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

July 03, 2020

Jeffery M. Hall

Dec. 08, 1955 — July 02, 2020

Jeffery M. “Jeff” Hall, 64, of Orleans, passed away at 1:44 AM on July 2, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, IN

He was born December 8, 1955 in Bedford, IN, the son of Max and Rowena (Chastain) Hall.
He graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1973. He was a master gardener and enjoyed basketball. He was employed at Paoli Inc. for several years.

He is survived by his mother of Orleans; one daughter, Summer Hudelson of Orleans; one brother, Patrick Hall of Orleans; several cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson and Reverend Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to funeral home to assist family with funeral expenses.

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

Paul Roy Smith

Paul Roy Smith, 66, of Loogootee, died Wednesday, July 1. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Daniel W. Gregory

Daniel W. Gregory, 58, of Salem, died Thursday, July 2. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon Monday at Weathers Funeral Home. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Wilbur “Gene” Elliott

Wilbur “Gene” Elliott, 69, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 30. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

July 01, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Blackburn

Dec. 05, 1951 — June 29, 2020

Elizabeth Ann (Inman) Blackburn, 68, of Bedford, passed away at 7:23 pm on Monday, June 29, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends at her residence.

Born December 5, 1951 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John E. and Madeline (Johnson) Inman. She married Richard Blackburn on September 7, 2004 and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge. She was a life-time member of the V.F.W., and a member of the American Legion where she was involved in the women’s auxiliary of both.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of Bedford; a son, Benjamin Tubbs and wife, Gloria, of Terre Haute; a daughter, Diana McNevin-Bernow (Rick), of Lodi, OH; a sister, Barbara Alexander, of Bedford; a brother, Phillip Inman (Susan), of Bedford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Madeline Inman; a brother, Kenny Inman; a sister, Karen Finn; and a granddaughter, Christin Tubbs.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. She is loved and missed by all. Fly high our angel.

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

John J. Sehr

Jan. 27, 1934 — June 29, 2020

John J. Sehr 86, of Bedford, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born January 27, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Matthew and Bertha A. (Fortner) Sehr. He married Ruth Evelyn Miller and she passed on December 21, 1979. He then married Patricia Hart, she preceded him in death in August 1987.

John was first employed at Bear Alignment before owning and operating Sehr Alignment. He was a United States Airforce veteran during the Korean War. He attended Davis Memorial Nazarene Church and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Surviving are his two sons, Ralph Daniel (Debra) Sehr of Bedford and Andrew Joseph (Suzie) Sehr of Bedford; four grandchildren, Andrew Jacob Sehr, Bryan Daniel Sehr, Lauren Nicole (Brandon) Sehr-Helton, Evanna Kay (Peyton) Sehr-Phelps; 2 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Helton, Tynlee Helton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives; one son, John David Sehr; three sisters, Mary Jane Moore, Martha Sehr and Margaret Sehr.

Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Pastor Dave Mullis officiating. Burial to follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

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

Donna Kay Cassida

March 09, 1948 — April 08, 2020

Donna Kay Cassida, 72, of Sanford, Florida, passed away on April 8, 2020.

Born March 9, 1948, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Ernest and Louise Cassida.

Surviving are her sister, Jane (Carter) Hardwick, Oviedo, Florida; nieces Kathy (Randy) Burks, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Kim (Jon) Collins, Pearlington Mississippi, Bonnie Bought, Bedford and Kelly (Trevor) Carr, Oviedo, Florida; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jessica Burks, Latisha Oakes, Isaac, Josiah, and Emily Collins, Brandon (Brooke Tilley) Baughn, Jordan (Kailyn Caban) Carr; and great-great-niece and great-great-nephew, Kinsley Carr and Clayton Carr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Louise; brother, Ernest Wayne Cassida and his wife Wilma Cassida; brothers-in-law, Bobby Carter and John Hardwick; and nieces, Hope and Whitney Collins.

Donna graduated from Indiana University in 1971 and was employed by the university for 41 years in the food service department as manager of several dining halls. The last few years before retiring she managed C-stores on the Bloomington campus.

She loved animals and always had dogs and cats for pets.

She will be missed by her family and friends (her four-legged friends, too).

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or adopt a furry friend. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery, with Jon Collins officiating.

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

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

Marilyn (Chasteen) Sullivan

July 01, 1939 — June 29, 2020

Marilyn (Chasteen) Sullivan, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at White River Lodge.

Born July 1, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Connerly) Chasteen. She married Roger “Dean” Sullivan on July 24, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2018.

Marilyn worked at M. Fine & Sons Manufacturing in Bedford and at Bedford Health Care Center. She attended Bedford High School as well as Bible College in Atlanta, where she sang in a traveling trio. Marilyn attended LifePoint Church and was involved in the women’s ministry at First Assembly of God for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheryl Yeskie; son, Brian Sullivan; six grandchildren, Christopher (Erin) Yeskie, Amanda (Jason) Bell, Samantha Wright, Erin Sullivan, Alicia Ryan and Tabitha Tillett; ten great-grandchildren, Austin, Aiden, Jackson, Logan, Adalyn, Chandler, Remington, Madalyn, Joshua and Bison; two brothers, Charles Chasteen and Don (Vicki) Chasteen; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law Patrick Yeskie; two sisters in infancy; and daughter-in-law, Dena Sullivan.

A private family funeral service will be on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to LifePoint Church.

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

Raymond E. Turpin

Raymond E. Turpin, 69, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home.

He was a native of Lawrence County and worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Edward and Della Cable Turpin; and his brother, Clinton Duncan.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Turpin; son, Raymond (Daphne) Turpin of Glendale; two daughters, Amanda Turpin Hay of Hodgenville and Trisha Helm of Boston, Kentucky; a sister, Delphenia Carron of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Tristan Turpin, Ethan Turpin, Shawn Turpin, Waylon Wiseman, Lilly Helm, Graclyn Hay and Kailyn Hay; a bonus grandchild, Mackenzie; and a great-grandchild, Gunner Turpin.

Cremation was chosen by the family.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com

Martha Ann Tow Williams

May 09, 1946 — June 29, 2020

Martha Ann Tow Williams, 74, of Sullivan, and formerly of Mitchell, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Breckenridge Health and Rehab Center.

She was born in Bedford, May 9, 1946, the daughter of Russell Tow and Nancy Jones Tow.

Martha was the former owner of The Happening in Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brittany Grubbs; and a brother in-law, Tuffy Earl.

Survivors include three daughters, April Asbury (Jeff) of Sullivan, Tammy Hollingsworth (Jerry Sr.) of Sullivan and Cathy Hysell (Wade) of Madison; a brother, Robert Michael Tow of Trafalgar; two sisters, Carolyn Earl of Bedford and Judy Brewer (Jerry) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Hannah Asbury Bennett (Casey), Tristan Asbury (Daniel Mackey), Mason Grubbs (Sarah), Brent Hysell and Hayley Hysell; and three great-grandchildren, Samuel and Sylis Adams and Jax Nicholson-Hayden.

Per Martha’s wishes cremation has been chosen.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association and Sullivan County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Breckenridge for the excellent care they gave our mother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Blanche Louise Terry

Sept. 25, 1919 — June 29, 2020

Blanche Louise Terry, 100, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Sept. 25, 1919, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Leroy and Bertha (Burton) Edwards. She married John Eugene Terry May 16, 1936, and he preceded her in death April 8, 1963.

Blanche had been employed at Spring Mill Inn and Burris School cafeteria. She was a member of Liberty Baptist church.

Survivors include her son, Ralph L. Terry of Land O’Lakes, Florida; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson; sisters, Thelma Brown of Mitchell and Pauline Auxier of Bloomfield; and three nieces and eight nephews.

Her parents; husband; sons, Don Terry, David Terry and Phillip Terry; brother, Paul Leon Edwards; and two nephews, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Following a private family service, officiated by Dennis Watterson, burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Kenneth Z. Ransom

Kenneth Z. Ransom, 77, of Bedford, died Sunday, June 28. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Crossroads Community Church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Crossroads Community Church.

Allison Ryan

Allison Ryan, 55, Shoals died June 29. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Mary L. Hobson

Additional calling hours for Mary L. Hobson have been added from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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