Obituaries – June 2013

June 30, 2013

No obituaries reported

June 29, 2013

Robert L. Charles

Nov. 27, 1937 — June 28, 2013

Robert L. “Bob” Charles, 75, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Garden Villa.

Born November 27, 1937 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Ernest Emery and Marguerite (Link) Charles. He married Harriet Brown on March 19, 1965 and she survives. He was a graduate of the Bedford High School and a retired sheet metal worker. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet, of Bedford; a son, Robert Scott (Arlie) Charles of Bedford; three daughters, Andrea (Dan) Roberts of Houston, OH, Teresa Boruff and Tracey (Marc) Foddrill all of Bedford; four grandsons, Lance Adams and friend, Kayti Burks, William “Willie” Boruff; Andrew Roberts, Nevin Foddrill, three granddaughters, Amanda (Danny) Perry, Hannah Roberts and fiancé, Channon Martin and Tosha Charles; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, Eric and Trisha East; one brother, Jack (Ruthie) Charles of Bedford; two sisters, Gloria Arthur and Wanda (Ronnie) Weilbaker all of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Calvert Lee Duncan and a sister, Betty Spires.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 1 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bob at www.daycarter.com.

Anna Mary Baker

June 24, 1921 — June 28, 2013

Anna Mary Baker, 92, of Norman, Indiana, passed away at 3:15 am, on June 28, 2013 at the home of her son and daughter in-law, Johnny W. and Marie Baker.

She graduated from Medora High School with the Class of 1939 and was a homemaker and faithful member of the Church of the Nazarene in Brownstown. She loved flowers, birds and crossword puzzles and playing games with her family. Her son David Baker and his wife Carolyn were very devoted in caring for her at Johhny and Marie’s home over the last two years.

Born June 24, 1921 in Jackson County near Leesville, IN, she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Mabel (Flinn) Henderson. She married Johnny Roy Baker on February 3, 1940 in Bedford, Indiana and he preceded her in death on January 25, 2010.

Survivors include: one daughter, Judith Ann Baker Green (Morris) Hanner; two sons, Johnny Wade (Marie) Baker and David Lee (Carolyn) Baker; two sisters, Inez Morrison and Faye Verble; 10 granchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one step great-great-grandson, and one great-great-granddaughter

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Gladys Henderson and two brothers, Doyle and Stanley Henderson, one son in-law, Clifford W. Green, and one great-granddaughter, Madeleine Marie Fischer.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Brownstown Church of the Nazarene. Friends may call that morning after 9 a.m. or on Monday, July 1, 2013 also at the church, from 4-8 p.m. Floyd Fisher will officiate the funeral service with burial to follow at the Leesville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions: the Brownstown Church of the Nazarene Building Fund or to Premier Hospice.

Online condolences: www.w-wfuneralhome.biz.

Jeanette Leatherman

Sept. 15, 1926 — June 27, 2013

Jeanette E. Leatherman, 86, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born September 15, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Noble Oscar and Nellie Marie (Yaney) Fullen. She married James Leroy Leatherman December 22, 1942, and he preceded her in death April 25, 2010.

Jeanette was a homemaker.

Surviving: a son, Michael L. (Suzie) Leatherman, Mitchell; a granddaughter, Deanna Leatherman, and great-grandchildren, Kenny Leatherman and Lexie Moore.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Harold Fullen, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at noon on Monday, July 1, at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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

Betty J. Deckard

Feb. 26, 1929 — June 27, 2013

Betty J. Deckard, 84, of Washington, Ind., died at 6:42 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Daviess Community Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1929, in Casey Co., Kentucky, she was the daughter of William Finch and Addie (Wiltcher) Brown. She was retired from Ohio Valley Medical in Princeton, IN. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 604 Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge in Bloomington.

Survivors include two sons, H. Preston Ross and L. Phillip Roberts both of Shoals, IN; a daughter, Vicki Reynolds of Palmyra, Ind; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Archie and Bobbie Brown and two in infancy.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 28, 2013

Alan D. Thurman

June 29, 1974 — June 26, 2013

Alan C. Thurman, 38, Greenwood, passed Wednesday.

He was born June 29, 1974 in Franklin, and was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He received his aviation mechanics degree from Vincennes University and was currently enrolled at IUPUI studying Motorsports Engineering, pursuing his love for racing. Al worked at Perry Brothers Auto Sales for 13 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors: wife Jammie (Ball) Thurman; two children, Emily and Elan; parents, Diana Thurman, Michael and Darla Thurman; siblings, Karen (John) McKinney, Joe (Pam) Thurman, Jennifer (Ben) McGibbon; nieces and nephews, Rob (Becca) Taylor, Kate Wilcox and Jarrod Melton.

Visitation: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, with the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery, Greenwood.

Memorial contributions: to his children, Emily and Elan.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com

Robert Charles

Robert Charles, 74, Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. today at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jeanette Leatherman

Jeanette Leatherman, 86, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 27, 2013

Merle F. Porter

Feb. 24, 1924 — June 26, 2013

Merle F. Porter, 89, of Bedford, died Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born Feb. 24, 1924 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frank and Elsie (Jackson) Porter. He married Mary Frances Tarr on Oct. 1, 1950 and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1942. He was a lifelong farmer and in the dairy business for 46 years. He was very handy and could fix most any farm machinery. He loved his granddaughters and enjoyed being around his great-grandchildren, and he also loved music, especially country and gospel. He wrote several songs; his first, “Back on my Tractor Again” in 1955 which was a parody on the Gene Autry song, “Back in the Saddle Again”. He was more recently known for his singing “The Long Black Train”. He had played at Mr. Gatti’s in Bedford and Crazy Joe’s. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing at his church, New Hope Community.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances, of Bedford; a daughter, Karen L. Dailey and husband, Robert, of Bedford; two granddaughters, Brooks Rush and husband, John, of Anderson, S.C., Becky Johnson and husband, Chris of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Finley, Fallyn and Foster Johnson all of Bedford; one brother, Jack Porter of Goose Creek, S.C.; four nieces, Patty Smith of Indianapolis, Ruth Barrett and Judy Johnson both of Bedford, Debbie Mahoney of North Vernon; one nephew, Danny Dillon of Columbus; one sister-in-law, Ruth Dillon of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, four half-brothers, Joe, Raleigh and Ervin Porter and Ed Holland.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Merle at www.daycarter.com.

Don R. Elliott

Nov. 21, 1928 — June 26, 2013

Don R. Elliott, 84, of Bedford, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa following a lengthy illness.

Born Nov. 21, 1928 in Oolitic, he was the son of Lacy T. and Inez (Allison) Elliott. He married Gloria Scott on Sept. 4, 1949. He had worked at B & B Shoes, was a delivery man for Thompson Dairy in Bedford, worked at GE in Bloomington and had been an actor and model. He was a member of Oolitic Methodist Church, American Patriot Lodge No. 750 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria, of Bedford; a daughter, Donna Elliott of Ellettsville; two granddaughters, Amy Ikerd of Indianapolis and Leah Ikerd of Miami, Fla.; one great-grandchild and another on the way; a brother, Sherrill Elliott of Washington; three sisters, Nita Fern Pruett of Oolitic, Peggy White and Carol Clark both of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Mildred Kessinger, Joy White and Ruth Ann King.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Parkinson’s or Polio Disease research. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Don at www.daycarter.com.

Mapha Jean Beavers

Feb. 2, 1929 — June 26, 2013

Mapha Jean Beavers, 84, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 2, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harlan and Emily (Houchin) Vincent.

Mapha Jean had been employed at Philco-Ford, and General Motors. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1948.

Surviving: children, Kimberly Sue Shover, Mitchell, Anthony Traco Vincent, Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren, Emmalee Shover and Jeffrey Shover.

Her mother and stepfather, Emily and Walter Tow, and father, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Helen Smallwood

Oct. 16, 1920 — June 25, 2013

Helen Smallwood, 92, a Mitchell native, died Tuesday in Golden Valley, Ariz., at home with her family. A full obituary with local service information will be published at a later date.

June 26, 2013

Wanda Anderson

Jan. 13, 1941 — June 24, 2013

Wanda F. Anderson, 72, of Bedford, died at 12:55 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Jan. 13, 1941, in McRoberts, Ky., she was the daughter of Morgan and Katheryn (Bennet) Osborne. She married Stephen Anderson on June 30, 1961, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the Class of 1958. She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA, Trav-Ler Radio and Television Corp., and GM.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and attended Englewood Baptist Church.

She enjoyed playing cards with family and her friends, Robert and Bonnie Stalker, traveling and going out with Bob and Virginia Hayes.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen; a son, Jeffery S. Anderson; a sister, Sandra Lovell; four nieces, Teresa, Bobbi Jo, Ashley and Madelyn Lovell; three nephews, Roger, Ernie and Rex Lovell; sister-in-law, Marsha Stauffer and husband, Sam; and a beloved cousin, Pruda Burcham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Wayne Anderson; father and mother-in-law, Marshall and Ruby Anderson and brother-in-law, Bob Lovell.

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

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Mary Crouch

Nov. 12, 1918 — June 24, 2013

Mary “Marie” Crouch, 94, of Orleans, died Monday at her home.

She was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Bloomfield, Ky., the daughter of Henderson H. and Amanda May Kays Hahn. She married Oscar Crouch on Jan. 2, 1947. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2004.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Janes of Georgia; two daughters, Brenda Leach of Bedford and Diane Fleenor Pittenger of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Geneva Richardson of Orleans; 10 grandchildren, Cathy Lee, Shelley Wigley, Lori Parker, Debbie Alton, Ryan James, Beth Thompson, Marla Hoke, Brian Morgan, Doug Morgan and Melissa Anderson; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, two brothers; nine sisters; and one daughter.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating, with burial to follow in Old Union Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to ochstetrick.net.

Jackie L. Phillips

Sept. 7, 1963 — June 24, 2013

Jackie Lee Phillips, 49 of Bloomington, passed away Monday at his residence.

Born Sept. 7, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of Frank LeRoy Phillips and Juanita (Lee) Phillips Meadows.

Jackie worked for the Local Laborer’s Union.

Surviving relatives include his three sons, Nathan Kyle Cox of French Lick, Travis Lee Phillips and Danny Thomas Phillips, both of Bloomington; one grandson, Isaac Brandon Cox, of French Lick; one brother, Larry (Linda) Phillips of Springville; two sisters, Angela (Dan) Cowell of Solsberry and Amanda Evans (Tommy Schoolcraft) of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Jackie was preceded in death by one grandson, Brandon Dean Cox; and his parents.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Giggy officiating. Burial will follow at Owensburg Cemetery.

The family wishes any donations be made to the Owensburg Cemetery in care of Jenkins Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Don R. Elliott

Don R. Elliott, 84, Bedford, died Wednesday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 25, 2013

Tommy R. Wilfong

Jan. 15, 1944 — June 16, 2013

Tommy Ray Wilfong, a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School, moved to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Fathers Day. Tom lost his battle with colon cancer but won his victory in Jesus. He is whole and free today in Heaven.

He and wife Gloria have been living in San Diego the past six years. They were married 48 years and have 3 children. Surviving in Indiana are their daughter, Michele Smith of Martinsville; and, in Mitchell, granddaughter, Stephanie Stalker. The children in California are daughter, Heather Beltran and son, Tommy Wilfong. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

He was a wonderful husband, father and Papaw.

Tom enjoyed fishing in Indiana, Florida and California. He was a taxidermist for many years in Ramona, Calif.

Services with military honors will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

He will be greatly missed. Never saying goodbye, only … We’ll be seeing you.

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

June 24, 2013

Donald Pridemore

Jan. 21, 1935 — June 22, 2013

Donald Pridemore, 78, Mitchell (Huron Community), passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.

Born Jan. 21, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Linza and Gathelene (Owen) Pridemore. He married Gloria Wigley October 30, 1964.

He had been employed at Spring Mill State Park as a painter and during his retirement, he was a security guard for Williams Investigations.

Donald was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Pridemore of Huron; daughter, Angela Duncan of Rockville; grandson, Christopher Lindsey and companion, Gina Higgs of Mitchell; grandchildren by love, Aaron Grissom and Cortney Grissom; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Hannah Lindsey; brother, Lowell Curtis “Gabe” Pridemore of Mitchell; sisters, Cora Pearl Keller and Sue Conolty, both of Fond du Lac, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Charles “George” Pridemore, Robert Pridemore and Wendell Pridemore.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will be in Connerley Switch Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Patriot Guard, American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearers: Rick Parson and Tim Terry

Casketbearers: Christopher Lindsey, Aaron Grissom, Jeremy Parson, Bill Kemp, Dana Wigley and Tyler Duncan.

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

Wanda Anderson

Wanda F. Anderson, 72, of Bedford, died at 12:55 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 22, 2013

Beatrice M. Stevens

Feb. 19, 1945 — June 21, 2013

Beatrice May Stevens, 68, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 4:35 a.m. on Friday.

Born Feb. 19, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ray William and Myrtle Mae (Blythe) Moore. She married the Rev. Gary Stevens on Jan. 6, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2009. She had worked at the Hub Restaurant in Bedford for over 15 years and also cleaned homes. She was a member of the New Hope Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Bechtel and husband Jim of Mitchell; two sons, Jim Stevens and wife Neena of Petersburg and Brent Stevens and wife Anne Marie of Bedford; Travis Bauer and Tabitha (Justin) Berger (who were raised in the Stevens home); 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Chester (Tamera) Moore of Bedford, Wayne Cain of Marseilles, Ill., and Wilmer Cain of Texas; in-laws, Sharon (Carl) Lyons, Joe (Brenda) Stevens, Jerry (Ana) Stevens, Linda (Tom) Jenkins; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Debra Landstrom; a granddaughter, Stephanie Bauer; two sisters, Violet Grace (in infancy) and Alberta Brown.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dallas Lakes, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bea at www.daycarter.com.

Helen J. Kinder

Feb. 21, 1947 — June 20, 2013

Helen J. Kinder, 66, of Bedford, passed away Thursday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 21, 1947, in Elkhart; she was the daughter of Bernard and Edith “Pat” (Piedmont) Pletcher.

Helen was an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance. She married Kenny Kinder on Dec. 5, 2003.

Helen is survived by her loving husband Kenny Kinder of Bedford; two sons, Jim Allgood of Bedford and Matt Durham of Stinesville; two brothers, Harry West and Barney Pletcher both of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one aunt, Nancy Aurand and one uncle, Chuck Weber, both of Elkhart.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bernard and Edith “Pat” Pletcher.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Rudy Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the IU Health Bedford Cancer Center.

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

Wilma P. Connell

May 25, 1927 — June 21, 2013

Wilma Pearl Connell, 86, of Mitchell passed away at 10:50 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 25, 1927, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Warren J. and Pearl (Helm) Wright. She was formerly married to Robert C. Connell and he preceded her in death.

She was cafeteria manager at Burris School for 32 years. Wilma was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and served as organist for 50 years; she was also a member of United Methodist Women.

Surviving are children, Robert L. (Phyllis) Connell of Mitchell, Marilyn (Mike) Gifford of Bedford, JoAnne Connell Roberts of Mitchell, Susie E. Wilson of Mitchell and Steve C. (Nancy) Connell of Canton, Mich.; grandchildren, Kathi Root, Tammy Roberts Scarfone, Hollie Wilson, Marci Staley, and Jason Connell great-grandchildren, Kyle Root, Cody Root, Michael Staley, Marcus Staley, Andino Scarfone, Grason Connell, Gannon McDonald and Gage McDonald.

Her parents; and siblings, Dorothy King, Hollace Wright, Joseph Wright, and Charles Wright, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Honorary Casketbearer: Cody Root

Casketbearers Jim Root, Scott Staley, Dominic Scarfone, Eric Jones, Kyle Root, Jason Connell.

There will be no visitation.

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

June 21, 2013

Carla M. Hudson

Sept. 13, 1961 — June 8, 2013

Carla Marie (Kirkman) Hudson, 51, passed away in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 8.

She was born Sept. 13, 1961, in Jacksonville, Fla., raised in Bedford, and spent the past 30 years making a home in Norman, Okla., where she worked as a dental lab technician.

Carla was known for having a mischievous sense of humor and loved to tease her family and friends with quick witted jabs and playful stunts such as jumping out from around a corner to scare them. She made an art of extending take-out Chinese food containers to astronomical proportions. The holidays were special to Carla, particularly Christmas, because these were treasured opportunities to spend time with those she held most dear.

Carla had a heart of gold — those whom she befriended became a part of her extended family — and all knew they were loved.

Carla is survived by her husband, Michael Hudson; three children, Brandy Martin, Barbara (Barbie) Held, and Alexis Kirkman; six grandchildren, Adrian Martin, Joe Benard, Acacia Benard, Ny’Asia Benard, Luke Held, and Eva Held; three brothers, Charles Kirkman, Joseph Kirkman and John Kirkman; two sisters, Mrs. Robert W. (Kathleen) Dalton, and Mrs. Joseph (Karen) Parker; numerous nieces and nephews; friends old and new; and a dear personal friend, Darrell Goebel.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents, Earl LaVerne and Barbara Ann (Martin) Kirkman; and one brother, Kurtis L. Kirkman.

A graveside service for Carla will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Jeanette O’Malley

Aug. 1, 1968 — June 19, 2013

Jeanette M. O’Malley, 44, Bedford, died at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa. No visitation or services are planned.

Memorials: Garden Villa

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

Helen Kinder

Feb. 21, 1947 — June 20, 2013

Helen J. Kinder, 66, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending with Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.

Beatrice M. Stevens

Beatrice M. Stevens, 68, Bedford, died at 4:35 a.m. on Friday, at Monroe Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 20, 2013

Frances M. Suesz

Aug. 8, 1920 — June 17, 2013

Frances M. Suesz, 92, of Mitchell and formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Frances was employed by Bank One in Indianapolis for 17 years.

She was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Judy A. Holt (Danny) of Mitchell, and Frederick F. Suesz (Christina) of Florida; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Crown Hill Memorial Chapel in Indianapolis. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Crown Hill Funeral Home.

Crown Hill Funeral Home in Indianapolis is in charge of the arrangements.

June 19, 2013

Anna L. Keithley

Feb. 14, 1935 — June 15, 2013

Anna Locke Keithley, 78, of Springville, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 14, 1935, in Beech Creek, Ky., she was the daughter of Richard Seymour Locke and Eula (Parker) Locke. She married Donald L. Keithley on Feb. 28, 1998; and he preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2010.

She was retired from Tell City Barge, where she had worked as a bookkeeper.

She was a Jehovah Witness of Bedford.

Anna is survived by one stepdaughter, Lindsay Keithley of Jeffersonville; one niece, Charlene Magan of Owensboro, Ky.; and one nephew, David B. Wilson of Owensboro, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Fannie Byers and Dora Lee Wilson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Elder David Milka officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

June 18, 2013

Jerry D. Deckard

April 3, 1941 — June 16, 2013

Jerry D. Deckard, 72, of Bedford, died at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 3, 1941, in Monroe County, he was the son of James W. and Madelyn (Kinser) Deckard. He married Katie Mayden on Jan. 20, 1968, and she survives.

He retired as an internal-external grinder at W.F. Meyers after 38 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Katie, of Bedford; a daughter, Jennifer Nikirk and husband Chad of Bedford; a son, Chris Deckard and wife Misty of Bedford; three grandchildren, Kayla and Sydney Deckard and Chase Nikirk; two brothers, George Deckard and James Deckard and wife Roanna, all of Bedford; a sister, Julie Spires and husband Wayne of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Bob Holler officiating. Burial will follow in the Kinser Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jerry at www.daycarter.com.

Ray E. Blackerby

June 28, 1920 — June 16, 2013

Ray Edward “T-Bone” Blackerby, 92 of Mitchell, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 28, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Rice and Grace (Barlow) Blackerby. He married Betty Shoults Dec. 24, 1946, and she preceded him in death May 23, 2005.

He retired from Mitchell Motor Sales with 281⁄2 years of service.

Ray was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

He was an avid bowler, a St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed IU basketball and hunting arrowheads.

Ray served in the United States Army from March 1942 to January 1946 and served in the Philippine Campaign. He was a 59-year member of American Legion Post No. 250, a 30-year member of the Honor Guard, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are son, Lannie Ray (Sharon Sue) Blackerby of Mitchell; daughters, Vicki Lynn (Brian) Rainey of Bedford and Rebecca Jean (Mike) Roberts of Salem; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Worley, Bonnie Bundy, Marie Sebastian, June Hall, Sue Woods, and Janet Quinn, all Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 58 years; and brothers, Earl Blackerby and Nelson “Bud” Blackerby.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Shannon Blackerby, Josh Roberts, Adam Roberts, Greg Pittman, Mark Sears, and Nick Healey.

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

Christina M. Shaw

Aug. 14, 1979 — June 16, 2013

Christina Marie Shaw, 33 of Mitchell, passed away at 1 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born Aug. 14, 1979, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Earl Russell Crane and Martina Marie Shaw.

She was a homemaker and attended Clearview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Andrea Nicole Shaw of Mitchell; a son, Cameron Michael Shaw of Mitchell; her mother, Martina Marie Wilcoxen and husband, Keith of Mitchell; brothers, Ryan Fields of Mitchell and Ryan Wilcoxen of Bargersville; and sisters, Brandi Wilcoxen of Ellettsville and Kara Gray of Bedford.

Her father; and grandparents, Theron and Janice Shaw, and Rufo and Alice Crane, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating. A private family burial will be on Friday in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Anna Keithley

Feb. 14, 1935 — June 15, 2013

Anna Locke Keithley, 78, Springville, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

June 17, 2013

Geneva M. Lee

April 13, 1940 — June 15, 2013

Geneva May Lee, 73, Mitchell, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Born April 13, 1940, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Granville Grant and Priscilla Emaline (Chastain) Ingram. She was first married to Rex Hamilton. Her second marriage was to Paul Trosper in January of 1963 and he preceded her in death May 10, 1978. She married Lyle Reed Lee April 11, 1981, and he preceded her in death Oct. 14, 2001.

She was a resource specialist at Hoosier Uplands and had been a hostess at Spring Mill Inn and a bus driver for Old Trail School in Bath, Ohio.

Geneva was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her children, Cynthia (Dave) Ford of Beech Grove, Kevin (Terri) Trosper of Frisco, Texas, Robin Heckman of Berlin, N.J., and Derek (Tina) Lee of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Daniel Lee (Jane) Ingram of Mentor, Ohio and David Larry (Janet) Ingram of Logansport; and sister, Myra Jane (David) Haste of Mitchell.

Her parents; husbands; and infant sisters, Joanna and Suanna Ingram, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery in Orange County.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casket bearers: Trent Haste, Kevin Trosper, Derek Lee, Jeff Arthur, David Haste, and Tim Heckman.

Memorial gifts: Hoosier Uplands

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

Christina M. Shaw

Aug. 14, 1979 — June 16, 2013

Christina Marie Shaw, 33, Mitchell, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A private family burial will be on Friday in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Ray E. Blackerby

June 28, 1920 — June 16, 2013

Ray Edward “T-Bone” Blackerby, 92, Mitchell, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

June 16, 2013

Doris Belle Alexander

Feb. 3, 1921 — June 14, 2013

Doris Belle Alexander, 92, of Bedford, died at 11:44 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born February 3, 1921, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles and Golda (Vaught) Ikerd. She married Everett Alexander on March 6, 1940, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1992. She was a homemaker and member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Ellis of Bedford; three grandchildren, John Alexander and wife, Elaine, of Martinsville, Carol Sanders and husband, Lee, of Mitchell, Sarah Hassler and husband, Jason, of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Elise Alexander, David Alexander, Natalie and Carissa Alexander, Carlee Sanders and Jessica Sanders; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Gary Lee Alexander; two brothers, Charles and Finley Ikerd.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Duncan and Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Knott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Doris at www.daycarter.com.

Irene Campbell

June 13, 1920 — June 14, 2013

Irene Campbell, 93, of Bloomington, became free of illness and pain and entered eternal peace on June 14, 2013, at Garden Villa Health Care Center.

She was born on June 13, 1920, in Story, IN, the daughter of Charles and Rhoda (Parsley) Foreman.

In early life, Irene worked at Home Laundry and as a cook at Indiana University. She was an ordinary person that used her knowledge from the Great Depression on how to live frugally.

She married Virgil (Bud) Thomas Campbell, Army Sgt. of the I Company that guarded General Patton’s supplies during WWII and liberated a concentration camp. She became a homemaker where she shined up her house, and helped manage a 200-acre farm in Monroe County, now covered by Lake Monroe.

She made cottage cheese, chocolate pies, doughnuts and canned the best veggies, tomatoes, relish, pickles and jelly you’ll ever have in your belly. The rhubarb she grew in her garden made her famous.

She was an excellent seamstress and did beautiful quilting. To pass the time, she watched soap operas.

Irene was a member of the Knightridge Pentecostal Church and left us dividends of all the prayers she said in her life.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly (Michael) DeFord of Unionville; one son, Dennis Campbell of Heltonville; three grandchildren, Thomas (Lorene) DeFord of Rice, MN, Misty Campbell of Bloomington, and Cody (Susan) Campbell of Bedford.

She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Leona Campbell; and many angelic friends that helped her and her family in her later years.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one grandson, Douglas Aaron DeFord; six sisters, Gladys Foreman, Beulah Jacobs, Elva Bradley, Jane Deckard, Mabel Grubb and Lela Fickel; and one brother, Walter Foreman.

Our gratitude and thanks to the staff of Garden Villa and to Vista Care Hospice for their A+ care and support.

Friends may call on June 17, 2013, in Day Funeral Home from 4–8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Knightridge Pentecostal Church on June 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. officiated by Rev. Thomas Rhodes and Rev. Russell Elkins. Burial will be in Knightridge Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Knightridge Pentecostal Church or Knightridge Cemetery.

“Peace my heart, let the time for parting be sweet. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Stand still, O’ Beautiful End, for a moment and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.”

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

Geneva May Lee

Geneva May Lee, 73, died Saturday at her residence. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 17. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 15, 2013

Donald S. McNeely

July 27, 1919 — June 13, 2013

Donald S. McNeely, 93, Mitchell, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born July 27, 1919, in Ludlow, Ill., he was the son of William H. and Laura (Sullivan) McNeely. He married Dorothy Stroud Aug. 2, 1941, and she preceded him in death Sept. 23, 2005.

He retired from the U.S. Post Office with 28 years of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1939.

Don was a U.S. Navy Sea Bees veteran of World War II and received two Bronze Stars. He was a past commander and member of American Legion Post No. 250, and a member of the Honor Guard.

Surviving are his daughter, Kathy Bolton and husband Buddy of Mitchell; sons, William Patrick McNeely and wife Cathy of Mitchell and Michael McNeely and wife Joyce of Villa Rica, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 64 years; brothers, William McNeely and Robert McNeely; and sister, Wilma Chastain.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Buddy Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Hamer Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church.

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

LTC Thomas Osborn

Nov. 28, 1934 — June 10, 2013

LTC Thomas Osborn (U.S. Army retired) beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, filed his last flight plan on June 10, 2013.

He was born at home in Owensburg, on Nov. 28, 1934, the seventh child of Verdie and Susie Strosnider Osborn. He attended the old Owensburg elementary school, graduated from Oolitic High School in 1952, and was valedictorian of his graduating class. His classmates honored him with the Outstanding Alumnus award at his 50th high school reunion. He attended Indiana University and Incarnate Word in San Antonio, where he received a BA in 1971. In 1974, he received a Masters in Health Care Administration from Baylor University.

His military awards include Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters and V device, Purple Heart, Air Medal 1 — 18 with Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, two awards of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medals, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Army Commendation Medal, Korean In Hun Medal. He flew Medevac for 18 years and was proud of the fact that he helped save many lives.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Carol Lee Harness of South Bend.

Farewell Dustoff 7; Your mission was successful and complete.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on June 18 at The First Methodist Church in Boerne. After the memorial service and reception, he will be buried with Full Military Honors at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

To leave a message for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne.

Larry L. Jarvis

July 12, 1938 — June 10, 2013

Larry Lee “Jughead” Jarvis, 74, passed away Monday at his residence in Tuscumbia, Ala.

He was born July 12, 1938, in Anderson, the son of Virgil T. and Mary E. (Sandoe) Jarvis, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Glenda L. McFarland in 1960, and they had four children.

He retired from waste mManagement after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his sons, Tony (Carolyn) Jarvis, Mike and Mark Jarvis; a daughter, Lora Jarvis Faust, all of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nola G. Mangas of Tuscumbia.

Cremation was chosen and the family will hold a private celebration of ceremony on Father’s Day, June 16.

The Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris B. Alexander

Feb. 3, 1921 — June 14, 2013

Doris Belle Alexander, 92, Bedford, died at 11:44 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Knott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

June 14, 2013

Lester E. Hickerson

April 25, 1924 — June 7, 2013

Former Bedford resident Lester E. Hickerson, 89, passed away on June 7 at his home in Hot Springs, Ark.

He was born on April 25, 1924, in Lavaca, Ark., to Lester Hays and Bella Jo Hickerson.

Lester moved his family from Hot Springs to Bedford in 1965 to continue his career with the Central Foundry (now PowerTrain) Division of General Motors (GM) after the Arkansas operation closed. He retired from GM in 1978 as a General Supervisor and subsequently returned to his boyhood home.

A self-educated man, Lester was a voracious reader, and enrolled in the local Hot Springs Junior College upon retirement. He also began to participate in long distance running at that time. Lester won numerous age group awards during his almost 20 years of participation in the sport. Among the many highlights of his running career was the opportunity to participate in local races with his sons and grandsons. He eventually had to retire from the sport given deteriorating health.

Lester was a decorated World War II veteran and spent three years in the Pacific Theater as a member of The Army Combat Engineers.

He was a long time member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church in Hot Springs.

Lester was predeceased by his first wife, Vivian Love Hickerson; one son, Robert Hays Hickerson; and one brother Gene Hickerson.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Poe Hickerson of Hot Springs; one daughter, Sandi (Joe) Jordan of Hot Springs; one son, David (Elin) Hickerson of Oak Park, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, June 13 at Oaklawn Methodist Church with the Reverend Fred Hunter officiating. Lester was cremated and will be buried next to Vivian, his wife of 58 years.

Donald McNeely

July 27, 1919 — June 13, 2013

Donald S. McNeely, 93, Mitchell, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Hamer Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts: First Baptist Church

June 12, 2013

Hubert M. Barnett

July 28, 1928 — June 11, 2013

Hubert Martin Barnett, 84, of Springville, died Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 28, 1928, in Norman Station, he was the son of Charles E. and Nellie (James) Barnett. He married L. Jean Graves on Nov. 6, 1948, and she preceded him in death.

He joined the Merchant Marines in 1944 and later the U.S. Army serving during World War II. Following his discharge in 1948, he worked in the plumbing and heating business and retired from NAD Crane.

He attended Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis.

He enjoyed golf and fishing.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Oliver and husband Jim, and Geri Embree and husband Pat, all of Springville; four grandchildren, Todd Oliver and wife Kelly of Panama City Beach, Fla., Patrick Embree and wife Regina of Springville, Cristopher Embree of Omaha, Neb., Brandi Wright and husband Brandon of Bedford; 10 great-grandchildren, Patrick Embree, III, Aaron Embree, Nathan Embree, Evan Day, Koty Embree, Maddie Embree, Ashton Embree, Brycen Wright, Mallory Wright and Zane Oliver; and one sister, Jane Hartman and husband Ed of Twin Falls, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two daughters, Penny Jean and Rebecca Nell Barnett (both in infancy); three brothers, Charles, Ralph and Howard Barnett; and three sisters, Alice Brown, Gertrude Adams and Edith Delaney.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jack Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary with Masonic Rites conducted at 7 p.m.

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

Ada L. Bailey

May 20, 1925 — June 9, 2013

Ada Laverne (Sowders) Bailey, 88, of Heltonville, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1925, in Heltonville to Everett and Truly (Fender) Sowders. On Feb. 6, 1945, she married Charles Lee Bailey and he preceded her in death.

She retired from NAD Crane and was a member of Heltonville United Methodist church, the South Central Association for the Visually Impaired and the America Council of the Blind of Indiana.

She is survived by daughter, Vicky Saari of Heltonville; sons David and Loretta Bailey of Heltonville, George and Julie Bailey of Bedford and Charles Lee Jr. and Cathy Bailey of Norman; sisters, Edna and Harold Deckard and Mattie and Stanley Nicholson, both of Heltonville; grandchildren, Russ and Sherry Fisher of Medina, Ohio, William and Jean Fisher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Lorena and Will Barnes of Bonnie Lake, Wash., David and Janette Bailey of Springfield, Ohio, Donald and Carrie Bailey of Otsego, Mich., Padee and Ray Bailey of Springville, Annie and Shawn Wellis of Evansville, Carrie and Eddie Underwood of Lafayette, Emily and Billy Neal of Bedford, Mason Bailey of Bedford. Chris and Jerry Kindred of Brownstown, Lee and Verena Bailey of Martinsville, Cody and Mindy Bailey of Seymour, Keisha and Chris Wright of Seymour, and Michael Bailey, Zachary Bailey and Macie Bailey, all of Norman; great-grandchildren, Paul Fisher, Mary Catherine Fisher and Jacelyn Fisher, all of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Trevor Fisher of Medina, Ohio, Kayleigh Fisher of Ashland, Ohio, Ashley and Phil Mills of Fort Lewis, Wash., Amber Maiden of Colorado Springs, Colo., Allison and Hayden Tupper of McCord Air Force Base, Wash., Adrian Dorsett and Ian Barnes both of Bonnie Lake, Wash., George Bailey and Jackson Bailey, both of Springfield, Ohio, Brett Willis, Luke Willis, Matt Willis and Alivia Willis, all of Evansville, Ava Sanchez, Creg Sanchez and Margo Neal, all of Bedford, Mackenzie Callahan and Logan Skaggs, both of Brownstown, Megan Bailey of Seymour, and Gabe, Dominic, Abagail Cyrus, Maximus and Johanna, all of Martinsville; great-great-grandchildren, Anna and Ethan Mills of Fort Lewis, Wash., Evelyn Muscio of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Annabelle Negru of McCord Air Force Base, Wash.; stepchildren, Bess and Terry Howe of Oklahoma, David Meadows and Connie Miller of Avoca, and Dee Meadows of Bloomington; stepgrandchildren, Crystal Tipton; and step-great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Clifton, William, Anna, J.R. and Abby Tipton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Leonard, Thomas and Lenville Sowders; sister, Laveida Winegar; and grandchildren, Frank Fisher and Kayla Bailey.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Heltonville Methodist Church with Brother Michael Nicholson, Tom Sowders and Ralph Parkhiser officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery.

Morris Blackwell

Aug. 26, 1928 — June 11, 2013

Morris E. Blackwell, 85 of Bedford, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 26, 1928, to Elmer Oren and Barbara Alice (Gwin) Blackwell. Morris married Ruth Shields in Bloomington on April 21, 2000, and she survives.

Morris worked many jobs through the years including Clark Electric in Bedford, Boeing Airplane Co. in Wichita, Kan., and Seattle, Wash., Mayflower Moving Co., Edgewood High School, and as a bus driver at Monroe County Schools and Bloomington Shuttle Co.

He was a graduate of Needmore High School in 1946. He was an avid carpenter and woodworker.

Survivors include his wife Ruth Blackwell of Bedford; three daughters, Kathy Lois (Mike) Brinkman of Weaver, Ala., Theresa Ann (Jeff) Schunn of Evansville, and Patty Jean (Larry) Bingham of Spencer; one son, Ken D. Blackwell of Ellettsville; one brother, Garreth (Ann) Blackwell of Ellettsville; one sister, Barbara Deckard of Brownstown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Janice Elaine Sheppard.

Morris requested to be cremated with no services.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 11, 2013

Kermit O. Williams

March 30, 1928 — June 10, 2013

Kermit O. Williams, 85, of Bedford, died at 10:32 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 30, 1928, in Martin County, he was the son of Ray E. and Flossie M. (Fish) Williams. He married Barbara J. Medlock on June 1, 1950, and she survives.

He was a building contractor and member of the Indiana National Guard. He was a former president of the Lawrence County Home Builders Association and a life director of the National Association of Home Builders.

He was member of the Englewood Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School during the summer months. He taught Sunday School at Believers Fellowship Church in Okeechobee, Fla., during the winter months.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Bedford; a daughter, Linda A. Pierce and husband Vic of Springville; a son, Stephen K. Williams, DDS and wife Michele of Bicknell; eight grandchildren, Vicki Pierce, Jason Pierce, Erin Pierce Probus, Machelle Pool, Adam Cliver, Jade Scaglione, McKenna Williams and Renee Jalbert; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Willodene Eads.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Englewood Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Blanche E. Milligan

Nov. 12, 1947 — June 9, 2013

Blanche Esther Milligan, 65 of Mitchell, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born Nov. 12, 1947, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Dexter and Ida Elizabeth (Lewis) Milligan.

She had been employed at RCA, Dana Corporation, and retired from Garden Villa.

Blanche graduated from Bedford High School in 1965.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Surviving are her brother, Elza William (Minnie) Milligan of Mitchell; sisters, Rosemary Knight of Bedford, Juliaetta Collins of Orleans, and Pauline J. Brim of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; and sisters, Della McCord, Martha Milligan, and Mary Fender, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation with the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Casketbearers: Elza Milligan, Bill Brim, Mark Sutherlin, Ray Carron, Kevin Fender, and Aaron Deckard.

June 10, 2013

Ellen F. Burks

Feb. 18, 1928 — June 8, 2013

Ellen F. Burks, 85, of Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.

Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Greene County, Ky., she was the daughter of Homer and Icy Mae (Pierce) Logsdon.

She had worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital, the Hospitality House and the Hub Restaurant.

She was a member of Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Nancy Burks of Spencer; two granddaughters, Anna Leigh Geuder of Germany and Rachel Nicole Burks of Bloomington; and three great-grandchildren, Kerstin, Vivian and Christopher Geuder.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Charles Stephen Burks.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mary H. Bowling

March 14, 1942 — June 9, 2013

Mary Helen Bowling, 71, Medora, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

She was born March 14, 1942, in Harlan, Ky., the daughter of Pearl and Sophia Davidson Brittain. She married Cecil Bowling on Sept. 8, 1958, in Manchester, Ky., and he survives.

She was retired from the Gerwin Shoe Factory and Sparton’s in Brownstown. She was a member of Midway Apostolic Church.

She lived her life serving her church and the Lord. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving with her husband of Medora are three daughters, Kim (Jack) Burnette of Bedford, Verta (Tom) McComas of Trenton, Ohio, and Sophia (Tony Moore) Hedrick of Medora; one brother, Pearl Brittain Jr. of Norman; three sisters, Minnie Belle (Jack) Petrey of Deridder, La., Barbara (Edgar) Burns of Nicholsville, Ky. and her twin, Mae (Robert) Burns of Nicholsville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Jason Shouse, Kendra Wilkins, Thomas McComas, Ashley Haley, Alisha Hedrick Muncy, Cory Malcom, Josh Burnette, Ronnie Hedrick, Tonya Malcom, Dakota Burnette, Korey Hedrick, Aaro Wilkins and LouAnn Fuller; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Lavaghun Patrick, Athlene Smith, Martha Hughes and Wanda Moore; two brothers, Thaddeus and Harry Brittain; and one son-in-law, Ron Hedrick.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown with the Rev. W.L. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in White River Valley Cemetery in Medora.

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

Memorials contributions may be directed to the family.

www.spurgeonfh.com.

Ada Bailey

Ada Bailey, 88, Heltonville, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Blanche Milligan

Blanche Milligan, 65, Mitchell, died Sunday at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation

June 09, 2013

David L. Goodman

Dec. 23, 1946 — June 7, 2013

David Goodman, 66, of Springville, died at 2:55 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 23, 1946, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles Goodman Jr. and Phyllis K. (Bridwell) Goodman. He married Anna Evans on September 23, 1989, and she survives. He had been employed at CFC. He was a member of the Cornerstone Worship Center. He enjoyed playing guitar, woodworking and fishing. David was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, and grandpa and was loved by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Anna, of Springville; one son, Travis Goodman and his wife, Lee, of Jasonville; four stepchildren, Kevin Tolliver and his wife, Lori, of Newport, N.C., Matthew Tolliver and his wife, Debbie, of Morrow, OH, Derek Tolliver of Indianapolis, and Carrie Thomas of Gosport; two granddaughters, Kara Goodman and Piper Deykes; nine stepgrandchildren, Natalie Kidd, Brandi Holmes, Gina, Justin, Jacob, Joanne, Reece, Lauren and Cameron Tolliver; three great-grandchildren, Uriah Blakey, Ivy Lynn Stahl and Finesse Jones; one brother, Dennis Goodman and his wife, Marilyn, of Needmore; two sisters, Shona Turpin of Bloomington, and Diane Anderson and her husband, Carl, of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at the Cornerstone Worship Center in Judah, with Pastor Rodney Reynolds and Pastor Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and also from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the Cornerstone Worship Center. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Cornerstone Worship Center Missions Group. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of David at www.daycarter.com.

Geraldine ‘Flossie’ Padgett

June 16, 1926 — June 7, 2013

Geraldine “Flossie” Padgett, 86, of Bedford died at 10:49 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born June 16, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joseph Elliot and Martha (Ingle) Haws. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1944. She married Harold Padgett on May 2, 1944, at the Free Methodist Church by the Rev. Joseph Black. She worked 30 years for Sarkes Tarzian, and later worked at the Westview Nursing Home. She was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church and also a member of the Ludeans ladies group.

Survivors include one son, Steven Joe Padgett of Bedford; one brother, Kenneth Haws and his wife, Erma, of Bedford; two nieces, Susan Haws Brennan and her husband, John, of Mooresville, and Melanie Haws Hacker and her husband, Joe, of Bedford; four great-nieces; four great-nephews; three great-great nieces; and three great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, William Henry Haws and Jimmy Neil Haws.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday June 10 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Family and friends are invited to sign the register book and light a candle in memory of Geraldine at: www.daycarter.com.

Ellen F. Burks

Ellen F. Burks, 85, of Spencer, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 08, 2013

Mildred I. King

April 10, 1934 — June 7, 2013

Mildred I. King, 79, of Bedford passed away at 9:09 a.m. on Friday at StoneBridge Health Center, Bedford.

Born April 10, 1934, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Cain) Mason.

She married Charles W. King on March 8, 1969, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1996.

She retired from Thomson Consumer Electronics, Bloomington.

She was a member of Dive Christian Church, Bedford.

Surviving are her daughter, Arvetta (Tim) Rosenbaum of Bedford; one granddaughter, Tawnya Sons of Bedford; one great-grandson, Justin Sons of Bedford; one sister, Brenda (Bill) Cornell of Mitchell; one brother, Leroy (Sandy) Mason of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Marvin B. York

Nov. 15, 1921 — June 6, 2013

Marvin B. York, 91, of Mitchell, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 15, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herschel and Myrtle (Grimes) York. He married Helen J. Smith on Sept. 24, 1942.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works and worked for York Construction.

Marvin was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II and served four years on Ice Breaker. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, the Honor Guard and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

He was on the 1940 basketball team and a graduate of Mitchell High School.

He had served on the Lawrence County Council, Alcohol Beverage Board and was a Lawrence County Commissioner from 1968-1976.

Marvin was a member of the First Baptist Church and Mitchell Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Helen York of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Janet York of Mitchell; granddaughters, Carabeth (Ed) Grubb and Ashlea Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Leigh Jackson and Caeden Dael Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, M. Keith York; sister, Lucille McNeely; and brothers, Harley, Chase, and Robert York.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry W. McMahan officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

James E. Powell

Dec. 8, 1954 — June 5, 2013

James Edward “Jimmy” Powell, 58, Mitchell and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Norton Healthcare Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.

Born Dec. 8, 1954, in Corbin, Ky., he was the son of James Steely Powell and Jessie Schultz. He married Rita Sheryl Spears on Dec. 31, 1974.

He was employed at Wabash Ford for 35 years before becoming self-employed.

James was a member of Campbellsburg Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Powell of Mitchell; son, James Rodney Powell of Louisville; mother, Jessie Schultz of Greenwood; brothers, Donnie Powell of Clayton and Gordon Powell of Greenwood; and sisters, Debbie Tomberlin, Somerset, Ky., and Juanita Williams of Shelbyville.

His father and stepmother, Aletha M. Randolph, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Don Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Timothy J. Sears

Feb. 16, 1965 — June 5, 2013

Timothy J. Sears, 48, Bedford, died Wednesday at his residence. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 07, 2013

Edith M. Tinkle

Oct. 4, 1949 — June 5, 2013

Edith Marlene Tinkle, 63, Mitchell, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Oct. 4, 1949, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Alice (Flinn) Taylor. She married Carl Tinkle July 16, 1999.

She was a certified nursing assistant at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Marlene was a member of the Park Place Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Carl Tinkle of Paoli; son, Christopher David Taylor of Bloomington; siblings, Randy Taylor of Bloomington, Frank Taylor of Monrovia, and Rose Grace, Margaret Grace, Lena Tanksley, and Judy Reynolds, all of Mitchell.

Her parents and siblings, Betty Taylor, Charles Taylor, James Taylor, Paul Taylor, Mike Taylor, and Bob Taylor, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jay Bennett and Brother Richard Grace officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Justin Grace, Ryan Grace, Phillip Reynolds, Scott Grissom, Rich Little and Aaron Little.

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

Kathyrn DePierre

Nov. 22, 1921 — May 31, 2013

Kathyrn “Katie” DePierre, 91, passed away following a brief illness on May 31, in Safety Harbor, Fla. She was the beloved wife of Fred DePierre for more than 70 years.

Katie was born in Montgomery, Ind., on Nov. 22, 1921, the daughter of Jonas and Rose Graber. She was a graduate of Montgomery High School.

She married her husband, Fred, on Dec. 2, 1942, and almost immediately the young couple was separated by Fred’s deployment into World War II. Upon Freddie’s return from the war in 1945, they made their happy home in Bedford. For more than 20 years Katie was the Office Manager of the Reuter Insurance Agency in Bedford.

Upon Fred’s retirement in 1973, the young and active couple set off for new adventures in sunny Florida, eventually settling in Safety Harbor. Katie enjoyed golfing and bowling, and was an active member in her sorority.

She and her husband were faithful and dedicated, founding members of the North Bay Community Church in Safety Harbor.

Katie was devoted to her family, a loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. Her loyalty and support knew no bounds, if you needed her she was there. She was generous, kind, and sweet, with a smile that made you feel loved and safe always. She had a keen intelligence. For those of us who shared her renowned custard pie, it was as much a testament to her love for us, which was abounding, as to her skill and talent in the kitchen. She is irreplaceable.

She is survived by her husband Fred and her much loved sister and brother Patty Spera (Dominic) and Paul Graber (Jeannie), and many nieces and nephews who adored her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jonas and Rose Graber; her brother, Ezra Graber (Wilma); and her sisters, Mary Blackwell Millican (Robert), and Naomi Wimmenauer (Robert).

The viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home, funeral to immediately follow. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

For directions, please call 812-275-6886.

Eric A. Turner

Sept. 7, 1982 — June 3, 2013

Eric Alan Turner, 30, Bedford, died at 3 p.m. Monday at his residence. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. There is no scheduled visitation. The Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

Deborah L. Turner

Nov. 14, 1957 — June 4, 2013

Deborah Lynn Turner, 55, Bedford, died at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. There is no scheduled visitation. The Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

Newman L. Conklin

March 12, 1934 — May 28, 2013

Newman Levi “Bud” Conklin, 79, of Bloomington, died at 9:30 p.m. on May 28 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice House. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service Sunday at the church.

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Marvin York

Marvin B. York, 91, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

James E. Powell

James Edward Powell, 58, Mitchell, died Wednesday at Norton Healthcare Pavilion in Louisville, Ky. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 06, 2013

Denny G. Fortner

March 8, 1939 — June 4, 2013

Denny G. Fortner, 74 of Bedford, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday. He was born on March 8, 1939, in Lawrence County, to John and Blanche (Brown) Fortner. Denny married Patti Parker on Oct. 4, 1974, in Bedford, and she survives.

Denny was an operating engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 181, Evansville, and he was a member of the Indiana National Guard.

Denny enjoyed and loved his children and family. He also enjoyed camping and surf fishing.

He was a beloved father, husband, brother and union brother.

Survivors include his wife, Patti Fortner of Bedford; one son, Trent Fortner and financée Dr. Qing Kang of Bloomington; one daughter, Holli Fortner and her fiance Bart Trumpey of Greenfield; three brothers, Robert “Bob” Fortner and wife Lavon of Peerless, Jerry Fortner and wife Jan of Bedford, and Larry Fortner and wife Jill of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Adeline Fortner of Bedford, and Rita Fortner of Bloomington; and close friends, like family, Larry and Ann Brown of Bedford.

Denny was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John (Jr.) Fortner, James A. Fortner and Ronald H. Fortner; and one sister, Marilyn J. Blackburn.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church, 1515 20th St., Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call on Friday, June 7, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary J. Coryell

May 19, 1927 — June 5, 2013

Mary Jane Snow Coryell, 86, of Bedford, died at 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born May 19, 1927, in Leesville, she was the daughter of Claude Everett and Jennie (Gillen) Greene. She married Walter K. Snow on July 13, 1946, and he preceded her in death. She later married Leo Coryell on Sept. 18, 1971, and he also preceded her in death.

She retired as a sales associate for the Lazarus department store in 1988.

She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Kaye Snow of Bloomington, Rita Hensley and Loretta Gay Rans, both of Mishawauka, and Cynthia Sue Huffer of Columbus; a son, Keenan L. Snow and wife Nancy of Bedford; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, Gary Lee Snow; and a stepsister, Betty Fish.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Leesville Cemetery with Elder Hein Tlustek Sr. officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary Jane at www.daycarter.com.

Martha Jeanette Bates

May 30, 1934 — June 5, 2013

Martha Jeanette Bates, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday in Bedford.

Born May 30, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Myron and Grace (Bex) Doane. She married Russell E. Bates on April 12, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2011.

She retired from Visteon in 1991 and had volunteered as a Pink Lady at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for 12 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Ralston and husband Greg of Bedford; two grandsons, Robbie and Ryan Ralston and wife Sarah, all of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Aden Ralston; a sister, Juanita Taylor and husband Gordon Henderson; a brother, Jonnie Doane and wife Peggy, all of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Doane of Mitchell and Mona Bates of Bedford; two nieces, Stacy Doane-Selmier and Austina Marshall; and four nephews, J.T., Darrell and Scott Doane and Reno Bates.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Noble Doane; two brothers-in-law, Ronald and Rowland Bates; and a nephew, Norman Dale Taylor.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers are: Jonnie Doane, Robbie Ralston, Ryan Ralston, Scott Doane, Darrell Doane, Allen Doane and J.T. Doane.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, 46240, or St. Vincent Dunn Pink Lady Auxilliary, 1600 23rd St., Bedford.

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

Eric A. Turner

Eric Alan Turner, 30, Bedford, died at 3 a.m. Monday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Deborah L. Turner

Deborah Lynn Turner, 55, Bedford, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Edith M. Tinkle

Edith Marlene Tinkle, 63, Mitchell, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 05, 2013

Mary J. Coryell

Mary Jane Coryell, 85, Bedford, died at 2 a.m. today at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Denny Fortner

Denny Fortner, 73, of Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

June 04, 2013

Jacqueline Childers

Dec. 17, 1933 — June 3, 2013

Jacqueline Ann Childers, 79, of Bedford, died at 1:02 p.m. on Monday at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born Dec. 17, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Lottie (Child) Hamer.

She was a teacher at Oakland City College; a legal secretary for Don Hickman, Attorney; and secretary at the First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Tri Kappa and Chi Omega Sororities. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was active in the sewing circle making teddy bears for children in local hospitals.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Elkins and husband Jim and Kelly McDowell and husband Darren, all of Bedford; two sons, Jay and Mike Childers, both of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Georgia (Gee) Lucas and husband Jim of Georgia, Helen Lahrman and husband Bob of Brownstown and Doris (Dee) Hamer of Oregon; a brother, John Hamer and wife, Cathy of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a niece, Debbie Gamble and a great-nephew, C.J. Gamble.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Pastor Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Hamer Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church Teddy Bear Fund.

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

Wallace H. Thacker

April 11, 1928 — June 2, 2013

Wallace H. Thacker, 85, passed away quietly in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Born April 11, 1928, in Crystal, he was the son of Wallace and Lowell (Cave) Thacker, both of whom preceded him in death.

He had the good fortune to be married to two extraordinary women, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Mary Alice Hall on Sept. 27, 1956, and later married Juanita “Jay” Fine on Dec. 28, 1994.

He was an accomplished athlete as a young man, setting numerous records at Dubois High School. He remained a loyal Jeep, closely following the highs and lows of both the boys and girls basketball teams. He served in the Army from 1946-1950 and returned to earn a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and the Indiana State Teacher’s College.

He worked as the Controller for Triangle & Leahy Plumbing and Heating until his retirement in 1990. Following retirement, he became a realtor working for Century 21 and later Williams Carpenter Realty in Bedford until 2007.

While in Bedford, he was active in the Elks Lodge, served on the Dunn Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

He loved the Indiana Hoosiers and the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed golf, gardening, travel and walking the beach on Hilton Head Island.

Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Estell (Greg) and grandson, Henry Wallace Estell, all of Fishers; a sister, Margaret Seitz of Bloomington; a brother, Robert Thacker of Huntingburg; three stepsons, Darryl Fine of Terre Haute, Byron Fine of Bloomington and Adrian Fine of Los Angeles, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Julia Fine of Bloomington; and beloved nieces, cousins and their families.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent Dunn Memorial Foundation or the Ernie Banks Live Above and Beyond Foundation in support of their program to provide sports equipment to underfunded schools and parks where young athletes are taught to understand the vital role of positive sports mentoring, the value of good sportsmanship and fair play. Visit www.erniebankslive

aboveandbeyond.com.

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

Patricia S. Wallskog

July 31, 1953 — June 2, 2013

Patricia S. Wallskog, 59, of Bedford, died at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 31, 1953, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Juanita (Voorhies) Smith. She married Duke Wallskog on May 17, 1975, and he survives.

She had worked as a nurse technician at Bedford Regional Medical Center for 15 years. She was affiliated with the Prevention of Child Abuse Association and had been the owner and operator of House of Kids Daycare in Bedford for 15 years. She was most recently employed by Arrow Consulting.

She was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise.

Survivors include her husband Duke of Bedford; a son, Adam Wallskog and his fiancé Emmalee Hamilton of Bedford; a nephew, Jesse Smith who was raised in the home; a grandson, Collin Wallskog; and a brother, Bob Smith and Mary of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Smith.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Thomas and Pastor Tom Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

June 03, 2013

Josephine Southern

Feb. 18, 1934 – June 1, 2013

Josephine G. Southern, 79, of Bedford, died at 5:21 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1934 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Earl and Eva Lena (Kinser) Ramsay. She married Lowell K. Southern on July 6, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2004.

She retired as an incoming quality inspector at Visteon after 36 years.

She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and an avid Euchre player.

Survivors include a son, Colby Southern and wife Carol of Springville; two daughters, Lisa Southern Cummings and husband Tim and Tami Sears and husband Tony, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Jason Henson and wife Shannon, Mindy Warren and husband Robbie, Shane Sargent and wife Jessica, Corey Southern and wife Erica, Matt Southern and wife Lauren, Colson Cummings and Clayton Cummings, all of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Garrett, Britta, Bella, Brodi, Dillon and Evan; two brothers, Harry (Avis) Ramsay and Jim (Louise) Ramsay; and a sister, Mabel (Harry) Axsom.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Hazel Norman and Ruth Ann (in infancy).

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry and Pastor Ronnie Covey officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Betty E. Parker

April 1, 1930 – May 31, 2013

Betty Ellen Parker, 83, a lifelong Martinsville resident, passed from this life on Friday at The Waters in Martinsville.

She was born April 1, 1930, in Morgan County, to the late Ross and Roxie (Gray) Bolin.

Mrs. Parker retired from the Martinsville Metropolitan School District, where she worked in both the South Elementary and Poston Road Elementary School cafeterias since 1990. She was also a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker throughout her life.

She adored time shared with her family, helping others, cooking, reading and listening to church tapes. She was a member of Calvary Apostolic Church in Martinsville.

On May 27, 1950, she married Anson H. Parker; he preceded her in death on May 10, 1991.

She leaves behind a host of loving family including one son, Lewis Allen Parker (wife, Connie) of Bedford; one daughter, Belinda Ellen Parker of Martinsville; one brother, Norman “Pete” Bolin (wife, Joyce) of Martinsville; two sisters, Sandra Kay Peters of Martinsville and Mary K. Davis of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren, Lewis Allen Parker II and Stephanie Marie Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers, John G., Arthur M. and Ross Bolin Jr., and infants Philip and Robert Bolin; and four sisters, Lottie VanWye, Rose Mary Fulmer, Myra Lou Martin and Anna Drennan.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 4-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center in Martinsville.

A service celebrating her life will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

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

George J. Cooper

June 15, 1946 – June 1, 2013

George Jasper Cooper, 66, Ellettsville, died at 10:46 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m Tuesday at Sheeks Cemetery in Mitchell.

No visitation is scheduled. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

Wallace Thacker

Wallace Thacker, Bedford, died Sunday in Castleton. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Patricia Wallskog

Patricia Wallskog, 59 Bedford, died Sunday, at I.U. Health Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 02, 2013

Peggy J. Staley

Dec. 27, 1934 — May 31, 2013

Peggy J. Staley, 78, of Bedford, passed away at 12 p.m. Friday, May 31, at her residence.

She was the daughter of Paul Smith and Dorothy (Rosenberger) Smith born in Bedford, IN, on December 27, 1934. She married Robert Staley on October 1, 1960, and he passed away in 1980.

Surviving are three daughters, Sheila Kellams and her companion, Patrick Ritchison of Bedford, Deborah Arnold and her husband, Roy of Bloomington, and Lisa Brown and her husband, Michael of Orleans; three grandchildren, Andrea Clay and her husband, Rick of Cedar Rapids, IA, Justin Kellams and his wife, Bobbie of Bedford, and Kayla Kellams of Bedford; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul James Smith of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Edward Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Day & Carter Mortuary on Tuesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

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

Ginger Leah Hert

May 15, 1961 — May 15, 2013

Ginger, fondly known as “Sid,” was born May 15, 1961, in Bedford. She traveled throughout the United States and finally settled in Bradenton, Fla.

She had a flair for style and worked as a retail manager for many years. Thirteen years ago she reunited with her high school love and was remarried. Sid had an adventurous spirit that was contagious and carried her through all of life’s hardships.

To her daughter, Sid was not only a mother, but a best friend.

On May 15, 2013, at the exact age of 52, Sid’s spirit joined the angels. She leaves behind her husband, Tom Hert; daughter, Amber-Lyn Griffen; mother, Jean; sister, Julie; her nieces and nephew; her adoring grandchildren, Franklin and Sidney; and countless other family and friends.

Though we will mourn her, we rejoice in the knowledge that she is with the Lord. Her generous, lively, lovely spirit will forever remain close to us and to those who have known her, there will never be another woman like her.

June 01, 2013

Robert Ingle

Sept. 3, 1939 — May 30, 2013

Robert L. Ingle, age 73 of Bedford, passed away at 6:18 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Robert was born on Sept. 3, 1939, in Bedford to Kenneth Evertt and Mary Elizabeth (Cropp) Ingle. He married Bonnie Brown on March 6, 1959, at the Bedford Free Methodist Church and she survives.

Bob retired from the Indiana National Guard as OMS Chief; he retired from the civil service on Dec. 31, 1995, and from the U.S. Army on June 16, 1997.

He was a member of the Bedford American Legion Post No. 33; he served many years on the Honor Guard, & Member of Crossroads Community Church.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bonnie (Brown) Ingle of Bedford, one son, Steven L. Ingle and wife Sharon of Medora; two daughters, Jennifer Ingle Fetten and husband John of Clinton, N.J., and Victoria Ingle Bridwell and husband Gary of Bedford, 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dick Ingle and wife Carolyn Sue of Florida, Don Ingle and wife Lana of Bedford, and Jim Ingle and wife Linda of Indianapolis; and one sister-in-law, Martha Ingle of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Earl Ingle.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Crossroads Community Church at 5000 St. State Road 37 North. Brother Ken Ransom will officiate

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Crossroads Community Church

Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, military rites will be given.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marilyn Madge Cauble

May 24, 1936 — May 30, 2013

Marilyn Madge Cauble, 77, passed away at 2:43 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 24, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Claude and Mary Nettie (Fields) Chastain.

Marilyn retired from Hoosier Uplands and was a Head Start bus driver. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Hammock of El Paso, Texas; two sons, Lonnie Cauble and Kevin Cauble, both of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Curtis Chastain of Yorktown and the Rev. Claude Chastain Jr. of Mitchell; and a sister, Rowanna Lupher of Mitchell.

Her parents and a sister, Pauline LaVerne Wilkerson, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Claude Chastain Jr. officiating.

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

Larry A. Spradlin

Memorial services for Larry Allen Spradlin, age 41 of Dickson, Tenn., were conducted Thursday from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Baumgartel officiating. Larry was cremated. Services were under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home.

There will also be a local visitation from 1-3 p.m. June 8 at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Larry, a laborer for manufacturing, died Monday May 27, 2013, at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. He was a native of Bedford, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Spradlin of Dickson, Tenn.; three sons, Dustin Spradlin of Indianapolis, Joshua Spradlin of Mitchell, and Jon Owens of Bedford; three daughters, Megan Spradlin of Orleans, Marissa Spradlin of Paoli, and Andi Spradlin of Dickson, Tenn.; father, Kenneth Spradlin and wife Jessie of Campbellsburg; mother, Donna Chapman and husband Tom of Mitchell; and brother, Tony Spradlin of Campbellsburg.

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