Obituaries — June 2018

June 30, 2018

Shayla Renea Nelson

Sept. 11, 1995 — June 26, 2018

Shayla Renea Nelson, 22, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

Born Sept. 11, 1995, in Bedford, she was the daughter of David Nelson Jr and Carrie Watson.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 2014.

Shayla worked at Stone City Products, Bedford.

Surviving are one daughter, Arihanna Cowan; one son, Andre Cowan; mother, Carrie Watson; maternal grandmother, Cindy Clark; paternal grandmother, Linda Nelson; one sister, Lacie (Melvin) Lillard; two nieces, Addison Nelson and Nevaeh Lillard; one nephew, Silas Lillard; stepsister, Keiana Fender; two stepbrothers, Matthew Fender and Levi Luttrell; stepmother, Alison Nelson; and step-grandmother, Debbie Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Nelson Jr., and paternal grandfather, David A. Nelson Sr.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be at Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Harlan L. Morris

Harlan Leroy Morris, 56, Bedford, died June 22, 2018. A celebration of life will be 3 p.m. July 7, at Blackwell Horse Camp.

June 29, 2018

Laura Vivian (Albertson) Phillips

Nov. 24, 1920 — June 27, 2018

Laura Vivian (Albertson) Phillips, 97, of Bedford, passed away on June 27, 2018, at her residence.

Born Nov. 24, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of John and Nora (Bryant) Albertson. She married Winfred Ralph Phillips on Aug. 16, 1941; and he preceded her in death in 2000. Laura was a homemaker and a member of the White River Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Patricia A. (Jim) Arthur, Connie Probasco, David (Judi) Phillips; grandchildren, Kelly Arthur, Rodney (Barbie) Arthur, Dana (Rodney) Bridgeforth, Tina Roll, Regina (Rudy) Holt, Shawnna (Snapper) Baker, Adam Phillips, Evan Phillips; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Kay Leeds; and brothers, Albert “Tude” (Nancy) Albertson and Ernie Albertson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Winfred; granddaughter, Lisa Dotts; and siblings, Ed Albertson, Helen Elliot, John Albertson, Dorene Story, Ada Horn and Sue Albertson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

June 28, 2018

Mary (Burford) Bridges

May 28, 1923 — June 26, 2018

Mary Bridges, 95, of Mitchell, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at White River Lodge.

Born May 28, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ephram and Josephine (Williams) Burford. She married John Bridges on Feb. 19, 1944; and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2003.

Mary retired as a retail clerk and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Rick Bridges of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Talitha Allen, Jeremiah (Sand) Bridges, and Isaiah Bridges; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Becky Chase.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Carl and Bill Burford; and sisters, Lois Burford, Eva Fletcher, Clara Brooking, and a sister in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Ken Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Bryantsville Cemetery.

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

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

Grace Thelma (Fletcher) Noe

July 15, 1920 — June 26, 2018

Grace Thelma Noe, 97, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 15, 1920, in Cowpens, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Russell and Rhoda Darcas (Bryant) Fletcher. She married Ray W. Noe Dec. 24, 1937, and he preceded her in death April 12, 2000.

Grace was owner of Noe’s Chicken House and had also been employed at Nick Spaulding’s Drive-In. She loved doing things with her family and attended Fishing Creek Chapel.

Survivors include her children, Tresa (David) Borg of Lake Worth, Texas, Charles (Janet) Noe of Mitchell, Mary Lamberson of La Follette, Tennessee, and Bobbie (Mary Jane) Noe of Mitchell; multiple grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren; siblings, George Fletcher of Fresno, California, Betty Fernandez of Indio, California, and Nora Reynolds of Hendrick, North Carolina.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Deborah Noe; and five brothers and one sister, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Shayla R. Nelson

Shayla Renea Nelson, 22, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

June 27, 2018

Betty L. (Johnson) Smith

Sept. 3, 1935 — June 25, 2018

Betty L. Smith, 82, of Bedford, died Monday, June 25, 2018, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 3, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Coy and Hazel (Sullivan) Johnson. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Haynes and husband Eddie of Bedford and Barbara Potter of Indianapolis; two sons, Gary Smith of Anderson and Terry Smith and wife Sharon of Pendleton; eight grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Haynes of Bedford, Hollie Eller and Lee Smith of Anderson, Michael and Tracy Smith of Pendleton, and Jeff and Jennifer Chew of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren; a nephew, Lloyd Johnson Jr. of Bedford, who was raised in the home; and two brothers, Lloyd “Fuzz” Johnson of Bedford and Richard “Dick” Johnson of East Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Betty Lou Smith (in infancy); three sisters, Wanda Harvey, Mary Black, and Norma Box; a brother, Robert (Bob) Johnson; nieces, Anita Deckard and Leta Johnson.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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

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

Grace Noe

Grace Noe, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Beverly Rayhill

Beverly Rayhill, 78, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 26, 2018

Cathy Nikirk

Feb. 5, 1955 — June 25, 2018

Cathy Nikirk, 63, of Bedford, died Monday, June 25, 2018, at her residence.

Born Feb. 5, 1955, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert and Mildred (Vanwinkle) Nikirk.

Survivors include a brother, Billy Nikirk and wife Christina Lynn of Bedford; and a niece, Breanna Nikirk of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Sarah B. (White) Mullis-Harrell

Oct. 9, 1927 — June 24, 2018

Sarah B. Mullis-Harrell, 90, of Williams, died at 10:30 p.m. June 24, 2018, at I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 9, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John Wesley and Clara (Burton) White. She married Howard E. Mullis May 12, 1945, and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1989. She later married William Fred Harrell July 11, 1992, and he survives.

She had worked at Trav-Ler in Orleans, M.F. Fine & Sons and Bell Cleaners in Bedford. She retired from Ford (Visteon) as an assembly line worker. She was a member of Faith Mission Church and IUE-CWA Union of Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, Fred, of Williams; a son, Jerry Mullis (Tonya) of Freeport, Florida; a daughter, Judy Harrison (Mark) of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Paul, Jeremy and Jason Mullis, Shanna Pemberton and Natalie Smith; nine great-grandchildren, Joseph, Ty, Eva, Stella, Charlotte, Finn and William Mullis and Reinyn and Koltyn Clute; stepdaughters, Wanda (Mullis) Westbrook of Jackson, Ohio, and Nina (Richard) Doan and Connie (Danny) Flynn, both of Bedford; nine step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Howard Mullis; a brother (in infancy); a half-brother, John Dalton and two stepsons, Dale Harrell and Darrell Tolbert

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Faith Mission Church with Brother Mark Stettler officiating. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in the Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

Jack L. Terry

March 3, 1956 — June 24, 2018

Jack L. Terry, 62, of Oolitic, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018, surrounded by his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Amanda Mitchell and her husband Scott; and daughter, Lindsey Gerkin and her husband; Kyle. He had four grandchildren, Gracyn and Dalton Ritchison and Jacob and Eli Mitchell.

He was the youngest of ten children, Bob (Mary Ann) Terry, Jim Terry, Marilyn Sue “Susie” (Terry) Taylor, Mary Ann Terry, all preceded him in death. Shirley (Jim) Lewis, Ralph (Shirley) Terry, Tom (Lynn) Terry, Randy (Annell) Terry, Kenny (Marty) Terry, all survive.

Jack loved all things outdoors, and he was never seen without a cup of coffee or a big smile. He enjoyed gardening and his many flower beds, his German Shepherd, Hank, and all the many cats that showed up on his porch that he fed. He also was a fantastic cook, and no one could make fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans better than him. He adored his family whose hearts are broken but look forward to the day they will see him again.

The visitation will be Thursday, June 28 from 2-8 p.m. and the funeral Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m., both held at Hillcrest Christian Church. He will be laid to rest at the Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville.

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

Wayne L. Hover

Jan. 26, 1941 — June 23, 2018

Wayne L. Hover, 77, of Mitchell passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday June 23, 2018, at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in New York on Jan. 26, 1941, to Earl L. Hover and Betty (McQuan) Hover. He was a retired Pipe Fitter from General Motors in Bedford and a member of the U.A.W. Local No. 440.

Wayne loved camping, NASCAR and collecting GM cars. He loved his cats, Sissy and Bigfoot.

Survivors include one son, Tracy A. Hover of Mitchell; two daughters, Lori Hover of Atlantic City, New Jersey and Jackie Hover of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and two cousins, Scott and Rick Hover of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Vernon Hover.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert ‘Bob’ ‘Red’ Elkins

Dec. 21, 1937 — June 24, 2018

Robert Lee “Bob” “Red” Elkins, 80, of Seymour, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

He was born in Bedford on Dec. 21, 1937, to the late John and Nora (Taylor) Elkins.

Funeral services will be at Voss & Sons Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. with Gary Reichenbacker officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service in Seymour on Thursday from noon until the service.

He was a previous member of First Church of God. He was a member of the American Legion and Eagles; and went to the Moose Lodge and Senior Citizen Center. Through the years, he was employed at Arvins, Amoco and Silgan.

He is survived by his children, Sherry Bridgewater and Tracey (Gary) Reichenbacker; grandchildren, Bambi (Jason) Davis, Susan (Darrell) Russell, Bobby (Michelle) Bridgewater and Whitney Reichenbacker (Mike Viggiano); great-grandchildren, Sadie, Maddie, Kenzie, Isaiah, Aniya, Maya, Ceara, Kayden, McKena and Cate; brothers, John Elkins, Jack Elkins and Roe Elkins; and sisters, Linda Cox, Karen Merriman and Virginia Sowders.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Gregory Reichenbacker; brother, Bill Elkins; and sisters, Liz Wilson, Henrietta Fields and Rebecca Shoemaker.

Memorials may be written to Jackson County Humane Society or Red Sky Rescue, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

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

Willy H. Vysma Sr.

Willy Harold Vysma Sr., 80, Bedford, died June 23. Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

Mary Gentry

Mary Gentry, 74, Bedford, died June 15. Cremation has been chosen. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Janice (Isom) Sell

Memorial service

Janice (Isom) Sell, 78, Columbus, formerly of Mitchell, died June 22. There will be no funeral service. A celebration of her life will be from 1-3 p.m. July 7 at the First Methodist Church, Eighth and Franklin streets, in Columbus.

Betty L. Smith

Betty L. (Johnson) Smith, 82, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 25, 2018

James Grogan

April 6, 1939 — May 30, 2018

James Grogan, age 79, of Michigan City, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Trail Creek Place.

He was born April 6, 1939, in Bedford, to Edward Joseph and Dora Ruth (nee Hilton) Grogan who preceded him in death. He was married in 1963, in Lawrence County, to Brenda Kay McFadden who preceded him in death.

James is survived by his daughter, Mitzi (Jack) McGlone; sister, Phyllis Byers; brothers-in-law, Don Underwood, Charles (Helen) McFadden; and nieces, Jane (Tim) Byers Goodwin, Teresa Byers (Mike) Chestnut, Diane Byers (Kevin) Pannell, Carol Underwood (Eric) Schulz and Jill Underwood; nephews, Tom (Becky) Underwood, Ellen McFadden, Pat (Elaine) McFadden; many great-nieces and nephews; his dog Buddy and cat Blackie. Also Dawn the Deer who brought her family to eat every night, waiting for him at the same time every evening.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda McFadden Grogan; his parents; a brother, Larry Grogan; a sister, Reva Underwood; brothers-in- law, William McFadden; and Richard Byers; a nephew, Joe Underwood; and a great-great-nephew, Colton McFadden.

James worked for Bethlehem Steel for 40 years. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army and later the National Guard. He was a member of Countryside Christian Church and most recently at Earl Road Christian Church. On Sunday mornings he would position himself by the front door to greet everyone who came in. His neighbors deemed him “The Mayor” as he took pride in his street and walked his dog up and down to talk to neighbors and keep abreast of the latest happenings on the block. James belonged to the ACME Lodge No. 83 F. & A.M. member of Orak Shrine in Michigan City in which he participated in the Scottish Rite and Oriental Band.

Services were June 4 in Michigan City. The Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, Michigan City, was in charge of the arrangements.

To sign guestbook or leave condolences, please visit: www.Carlislefh.com. (219) 874-4214.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan City Christian Church or Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.

Jackie L. Terry

Jackie L. Terry, 62, Oolitic, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Sarah Mullis Harrell

Sarah Mullis Harrell, 90, Williams, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 23, 2018
Robin S. Young

Robin Suzette Young, 55, Bedford, died Thursday, June 21. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford

June 22, 2018

Earl Johnson Jr

July 5, 1929 — June 20, 2018

Earl Johnson Jr., 88, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home with family on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

He was born in Lawrence County to Irma Cleo (Turner) Johnson Hendricks and Earl Johnson, Sr.

Earl attended elementary school at Smithville and Needmore then moved to Oolitic where he graduated from Oolitic High School in 1947. Earl served in the United States Navy from December 1947 to January 1950.

Earl worked at Sarkes-Tarzian, for over 20 years then at Cook, Inc. for 40 years, finally retiring at 84 in 2013. Earl was a Master Mason at Stanford Lodge No. 173 and a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.

In his younger days, Earl loved working with horses, breaking and training with Jess Bennett, a dear friend in Oolitic. Earl showed horses himself then became a horse judge. He stopped judging when his sons, Brad and Brian started showing at age 5 and 3 years old. Both were very successful in horse showing. Brad is still competing and breeding horses. Brian worked at the Dixie Stampede dinner and horse show for over 20 years in Myrtle Beach and Florida. The family enjoyed many summers showing and camping with horse show friends all over Indiana and nearby states.

Earl is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patti; sons, Brad Johnson and Brian Johnson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Donald Earl Johnson Sowders (Rochelle), and his mother Donna Sowders; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Johnson; granddaughter, Jessica (Daniel) Day; grandsons, Blaine Johnson and Eric Sowders; also niece Kathy (Joe) Tillman and nephews, Bill (Carol) Johnson and Bret (Michelle) Johnson.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George William Johnson; infant, Bobby Johnson; and stepmother, Zelpha Johnson.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service.

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

Frederick E. Knight

Frederick Eugene Knight, 84, Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Robin Young

Robin Young, 55, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 21, 2018

Ora Lee ‘Sam’ Wright

Feb. 25, 1944 — June 20, 2018

Ora Lee “Sam” Wright, 74, of Bedford, died at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at his residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1944, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ralph G. and Maria M. (Mosier) Wright. He married Edna Hacker on May 6, 1989, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2016.

He retired from GM Powertrain as a machine operator and custodian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Wright of Oolitic; a stepson, William Howard II of Bloomington; a stepdaughter, Joy Taylor of Springville; a granddaughter, Christina Taylor; two grandsons, Ashton Thompson and Maxwell Thompson; a brother, Standley Wright, and wife Carol of Bedford; two half-brothers, Dwayne Wright of Mitchell and Alan Wright of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his stepmother, Wilma Wright and a brother, Gerald Wright.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

Norman L. Tirey

Norman L. Tirey, 87, DeSoto, died Monday. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street, Chapel, Muncie. Graveside service will be at noon June 27 at Spice Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Mitchell. A memorial service will be held July 20, his 88th birthday, at DeSoto United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Muncie.

June 20, 2018

Joseph E. Taylor Sr.

Joseph E. Taylor Sr., 67, Bedford, died June 15. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

James L. Ratliff

James Lewis Ratliff, 80, Mitchell, died May. 27. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Jahue I. Mundy

Jahue Irwin Mundy, 97, Binton, Virginia, formerly of Huron, died Tuesday. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell.

Stanley H. Mundy

Graveside service for Stanley H. Mundy, 79, Mitchell, who died June 1, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 19, 2018

Robert Alan ‘Bobby’ Crulo

Aug. 10, 1952 — May 30, 2018

Robert Alan “Bobby” Crulo, 65, residing in Oak Creek, Colorado, passed away at 9:45 p.m. May 30 at his residence.

Bobby was born to Eva Mae Houpt and Howard Ray Crulo Aug. 10, 1952. He grew up in Avoca watching his mother manage the Crulo Trucking Company.

Bobby was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1973 and served two years. He worked construction for several years and went on to work at Crane for 22 years as an explosive operator.

Bobby married Karen D. Crulo on Dec. 28, 1984. He remodeled a house in Springville where they resided until 1990. Then they moved into Bedford, he never really liked town, he was a country boy at heart.

He had a love for an ice cold Coca-Cola and you rarely saw him without a big gulp in his hand. He also loved people and never had a harsh word to say about anyone. He made best friends with the convenience store workers and never knew a stranger. He gave new meaning to give the shirt off your back. You knew he really had a soft spot for you if he referred to you as darling or young lady.

Bobby loved basketball. Lived and breathed the game of basketball is more accurate. From the IU clothes he wore to the countless conversations he had. Whether it was a live Hoosier game at Assembly Hall, a March Madness game on CBS, or one of his nieces or beloved grandkids on the court, Bobby was there. He was always up for a quick pick up game and never shy to tell you man-to-man is better than zone. Amen!

Bobby moved to Colorado after a diagnosis of cancer in 2013. He loved the mountains but his heart still remained in the southern hills of Indiana.

Bobby passed away at his home after telling his grandkids goodnight and his kids by his side.

Bobby is survived by his three kids, Onika and her husband Matthew Mayer, Zachary Crulo and Maggie Crulo; his two grandkids, Eden and Alan Mayer; and his loving sisters, Belle, Linda Richardson; his two brothers, Larry and Phil Crulo; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Eva Crulo; and his wife, Karen D. Crulo.

In lieu of flowers, please join us for a memorial service Thursday, June 28, at the Avoca Baptist Church. Visitation will start at 4 p.m. with the service at 5 p.m. and dinner to follow. CJ Coolidge will officiate and Karen Crulo will deliver the eulogy.

June 18, 2018

Mary Ruth Gentry

Mary Ruth Gentry, 74, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 15, 2018

Dannie Jane Collins

March 20, 2018 — June 13, 2018

Dannie Jane Collins, 3 months, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at her residence.

Born March 20, 2018, in Indianapolis, she is the daughter of Ryan and Keisha (Gill) Collins of Bedford.

Survivors include her parents; siblings, Keiannah Lee and Mallory Collins; paternal grandmother, Charlene Vanslyke of Indianapolis; paternal grandfather, Terry Collins and wife Sandy of Bedford; and maternal grandmother, Rebekah Cobb and husband Doug of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, J.D. Browning.

Graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Dive Cemetery with Millard Jones officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

June 14, 2018

Lola Crane

Sept. 17, 1918 — June 13, 2018

Lola Crane, 99, of Bedford, died at 12:28 a.m. June 13, 2018 at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 17, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Nettie (Davis) Nellinger. She first married the Rev. Horace Bailiff and he preceded her in death in 1947. She then married Hobson Crane on July 2, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

Lola was an accomplished seamstress, making clothes since 1942. She opened Lola’s Drapery Service in 1966 and retired in 1996.

Lola was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was involved in the Methodist Women’s Society and graduated from Smithville High School in 1935.

Lola leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter-in-law, Marietta Bailiff of Bedford; grandsons, Bryan (Lisa) Bailiff of Bedford, Brad (Tanna) Bailiff of Mitchell, Bart Bailiff of Bedford, and Jeff (Lucy) Crane of Covington, Georgia; granddaughters, Dorothy Ginder and Jennifer (Tom) Studer, both of Fishers; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, the Rev. Horace Bailiff and Hobson Crane; one son, Ernest Bailiff; one stepson, James Crane; one daughter-in-law, Lois Crane; two stepdaughters, Irene Bohlander and Frances Julian; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

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

Robert James ‘Bobby’ Kunz Grona

Dec. 22, 1942 — June 12, 2018

Robert “Bobby” James Kunz Grona, 75, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1942, in Fredericksburg, Texas, he was the son of Ernest and Rose Kunz. He was adopted by Robert and Sophie Grona.

He married Mary Ann McKeaigg on Feb. 4, 1967; she preceded him in death Nov. 26, 2013.

Bob was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Texas.

He retired from General Motors after 30 years, and had previously worked at RCA.

Bob had numerous hobbies such as wood and stone carving, motorcycle riding, and star gazing. He was a very creative man.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Breana (Wesley) Garlock and Sarah Hyatt, of Warner Robbins, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Melanie Grona (Lee) Hyatt of Warner Robbins, Georgia; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Fern McKeaigg of Bedford; one brother, Marvin (Pat) Kunz of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Beatrice Bowland of Texas, Evelyn Long of California, and Catherine (Bruce) Ellace of Alma Arkansas; brother-in-law, Larry McKeaigg of Medora; two nieces, Robbin Brock Ricketts of Bedford and Nedra (Scott) Fleetwood of Heltonville; two nephews, Shannon (Kyla) Brock of Bedford, and Brandon (Lisa) McKeaigg of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his birth parents and adopted parents; one son, James Edward “Jimmy” Grona; and one daughter, Deborah Ann Mills.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Lee Hyatt officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral chapel.

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

Richard H. Poore

May 25, 1938 — June 12, 2018

Richard H. Poore, 80, of Bedford passed away at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Springville May 25, 1938, to C. Dewey Poore and Mildred (Paschal) Poore Beyers. Richard married Brenda Jenkins on May 22, 1976, in Bedford and she survives.

Richard was a retired boilermaker, having worked in the oil fields in Texas. He was an U.S. Navy Veteran, and a life time member of the D.A.V.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Poore of Bedford; two daughters, Kim (Fred) Kempe of Arizona and Becky (Mike) McClusky of Arizona; three sons, Ronald Poore, Donald Poore and William (Beverly) Poore, all of Illinois; two stepsons, Larry D. Byrd of Indianapolis and Richard D. (Rhonda) Byrd of Mitchell; two brothers, Charles Poore of Arizona and Frank (Brenda) Poore of Bedford; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Reynolds; brother, Herbert Poore; and stepbrother, William Sullivan.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 13, 2018

Lola Crane

Lola Crane, 99, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Grona

Robert J. “Bob” Grona, 75, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

June 12, 2018

Brenda F. Magers

Brenda Faye (Stigall) Magers, 75, Bedford, died Sunday, June 10. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 11, 2018

Emma ‘Jane’ Kelly

Sept. 27, 1931 — June 9, 2018

Emma “Jane” Kelly, 86, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her residence

Born Sept. 27, 1931, in Lawrence County she was the daughter of Elston Ray and Lottie (Allen) Pierce. Jane was Valedictorian of the Fayetteville High School Class of 1949. She married John I. “Mussrat” Kelly on July 29, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1998.

Jane was a house wife and mother. For many years she was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.1686 in Oolitic, she was also a lifetime member of the organization. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include five sons, Tony Kelly and wife Yong Suk, Terry Kelly and wife Trella Ranee, Tim Kelly and wife Lee Ann and Tom Kelly and wife Missy, all of Bedford; two daughters, Mary Jane Schlake and husband Darryl of Spiceland and Dee Dee Cosby of Bedford; foster son, Kenny Watson of Bedford; former son-in-law and forever family, Davey Cosby; 15 grandchildren, Steven Kelly and wife Joya, Sean Kelly, Dee Dee Terrell, Megan Kraft and husband Jon, Nathanael Kelly, Jessica Porterfield and husband Daniel, Rachel Gregory and husband Kevin, Brooke Kelly, Cam Cobb and wife Rhiannon, Rylee Kelly, April Hunt and husband Charlie, Jenn Warren, and Sarah Cosby, Stephanie Frye and husband Jeremy, Natalie Watson; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Jimmy Pierce and wife Ann of Bedford; and two sisters-in-law, June Pierce and Bonnie Porter, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Norman and Richard Pierce; and two sisters, Deanna Delaney and husband Duke and Naomi Gillespie and husband Bob.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Pierce Cemetery.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Jane.

Judith Ann (Luttrell) Hall

Feb. 28, 1949 — June 10, 2018

Judith Ann Hall, 69, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Feb. 28, 1949, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clayton and Louella (Strange) Luttrell. She married Chester L. Hall, former Lawrence County Sheriff, on July 5, 1991.

Judy had been employed at Ford Visteon and Sheer Delight Beauty and Tanning. She attended Mitchell High School and was a member of Leatherwood Christian Church. Judy enjoyed her grandkids and reading.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Hall of Williams; children, Melissa Terrell of Bedford, Christy Terrell of Mitchell, Jason (Kim) Terrell of Mitchell, Jodee (Steve) Rhorer of Bedford, and Sherrlyn Fletcher of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bill Luttrell of Mitchell and Connie Mann of Versailles.

Her parents and brother, Clayton Luttrell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Leatherwood Christian Church with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Casketbearers: Larry Maples, Jace Rhorer, Mike Simmons, Chet Hall, Dave Flynn, and Hillard Lewis.

Memorial Gifts: Ludeans Ladies Group

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

George J. Tirey

May 16, 1928 — June 5, 2018

George Tirey, 90, of Venice, Florida, died June 5, 2018, in Venice.

Born May 16, 1928, in LaJunta, Colorado, he was the son of Robert E. and Bernice (Fegan) Tirey. He married Neva Reynolds and she survives.

He was an industrial engineer at Chrysler Corp. in New Castle, and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Philippines during World War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 484 in New Castle, American Legion Post No. 0159 and the Moose Lodge No. 1308, both of Venice, Florida. He was an avid bowler and member of the Chrysler Bowling League for 25-plus years, past president of the Henry County Bowling Assoc. from 1974-75 and he was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1989. He enjoyed boating on the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers. Golfing was his other favorite pastime.

Survivors include his wife, Neva, of Venice, Florida; nephews, Darrell Hall and wife, Jane, Dwight Hall and Jeff Massey and wife Cindy; and a great-nephew, Kyle Massey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Tirey; and a sister, Jo Ann Massey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity that you prefer.

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

June 10, 2018

Harold W. Baker

July 29, 1924 — June 8, 2018

Harold W. Baker, 93, of Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born July 29, 1924, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Dolphus and Maude Lorene (Hackler) Baker. He married Pauline V. Delpha on November 6, 1948, and she survives. They would have celebrated seventy years of marriage this fall.

He was an avid gardener and a welder for Kaiser Aluminum/Ravenwood and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII on the USS Mackinac AVP-13. He was a former member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church and a member of American Legion Gillen Post #33, V.F.W. and I.B.E.W.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline, of Bedford; four children, Linda Grider (Stephen), of Springville, Janet Walls (Daniel), Tracy Baker (Sherry), all of Bedford, Michelle Land (Scott), of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kevin Walls (Chris Chapman), Stephen Grider Jr. (Tina), James Grider, Danielle Fish (Darin), Bradley Baker (Kelly), Tim Baker (Andrea), Aaron Land (Amy), Amy Smith-Kinser (Adam); and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Gerald Baker.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 11, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, June 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Donald J. McCart

Aug. 22, 1943 — May 31, 2018

Donald “Don” Joe McCart passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, with his family by his side. Don was born in Mitchell, IN, to Orgal and Lavon (Johnson) McCart on August 22, 1943. A graduate of Bedford High School, he also attended Indiana State University.

After several years in banking, Don became owner/operator of E & M Homes Inc. (The Home Center) for 42 years. Don was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, IN, a member of the 3658 Maintenance Battalion of the National Guard in Bedford, IN, and Executive Board Member at the American Legion Post 53 in Bedford, IN.

Don married Carolyn (Turner) on November 5, 1966. Together they had two daughters, Michelle McCart-Duncan (husband, Dan), Bloomington, IN, and Shannon Craig (husband, Josh), Charlotte, NC. He also had two grandchildren, Liam and Lily Craig of Charlotte, NC. He is survived by two sisters, Nancy Boofer and Amy Alcorn (husband, Dennis) of Bedford, IN; father-in-law, Robert Turner, of Oolitic, IN; aunt Vickie Chitwood of Mitchell, IN; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Orgal and Lavon McCart; his sister Anetra Kendall; and brothers-in-law, Don Kendall of Mitchell, IN and Jerry Boofer, of Bedford, IN.

Don loved all sports, especially baseball, basketball and golf. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing with friends and family.

An excellent baseball player, Don was drafted into the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1962, as well as coaching both daughters’ softball teams over the years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, IN. Family will accept friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. An honor guard will be present for the service as well.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements. Memories of Don and condolences to the family may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Metrolina Christian Academy in Indian Trail, NC, either online, at www.metrolinachristian.org/support-mca, or checks can be mailed to Metrolina Christian Academy, P.O. Box 1460, Indian Trail, NC 28079, Attention: Advancement Office; and/or to the local Bloomington Pets Alive, located at 2444 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401, in the name of Don McCart.

June 09, 2018

Howard ‘Skip’ Smith

Aug. 16, 1930 — June 7, 2018

Howard C. “Skip” Smith, 87, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, in his home after a fairly peaceful bout with cancer (until the last few weeks). He is survived by this wife of 64 years, June (Hamer) Smith from the “Spring Mill Hamer family,” here in Indiana.

Skip was born August 16, 1930, to Howard and Lillian (Hansen) Smith in West Nyack, New York. He was inspired to become a farmer like his Grandfather (Hans Hansen, from Denmark) whom he spent much of his youth with, when he wasn’t hunting trapping or fishing. He began building his own registered Jersey herd when he was just sixteen. When he met his future wife, June Hamer “the goat girl” he gave her a Jersey calf for her sixteenth birthday, as she was also interested in farming. (He claims he was planning on getting the heifer back when they married.)

In the middle of those early courting and farming years life was interrupted when Uncle Sam “invited” Skip to join the Korean War. He served two years in Korea as a Sergeant in the 107th Ordinance Artillery Repair Company.

On March 20, 1954, 23 year old Skip and 18 year old June Rae Hamer were married and began farming and raising a family together. Their Jersey farm (which was eventually relocated to the beautiful Shawangunk Valley in Walkill, NY) wasn’t given an official name until their eldest daughter, Gale died. It was then called “Gale Farm” as a living, loving tribute to her. Gale’s funeral was on their third wedding anniversary. At that time they already had a second daughter and they would have three more daughters.

Skip strove to be the best farmer he could be and he and June did very well showing their Jerseys at the various county fairs. They were also high in the state for milk production. Life was good but something was missing. They found that “something” individually in 1964. This is the year they both met Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Life would never be the same.

Feeling he had made the farm his “God” Skip felt called to give up farming and go into the ministry. Their new home became “Burnt Meadow Mission” and it is there where they held large home meetings. From there they moved to: “Teen Challenge Institute of Missions” where Skip began a farming program to help feed the students. At yet another Bible School in Ontario, Canada he shoveled coal through the winter months and planted crops in the spring (when not teaching). Eventually moving back to the United States he became a lay preacher at the “House of Prayer” in Stormville, New York while still maintaining a regular job.

One of Skip’s favorite jobs was being a zoo keeper back in Ontario. It seems animals were never far from the Smith’s lives. In fact upon retiring he and June were blessed beyond measure with a small farm in Indiana (where their grown daughters and their families were already gathering). In the countryside of Campbellsburg (only miles from Spring Mill State Park) they began raising cattle, goats, chickens and an interesting array of pets. Life for the most part has been quite pleasant for this couple but now it’s time to say a difficult goodbye.

Until we reunite, Skip has left behind: his wife, June Hamer Smith of Campbellsburg, four daughters: Dawn Tucker of Campbellsburg, LeeAnn Evans of Freetown, Bonny Booth of Columbus, and Robyn Brown (and husband, Chris) of Spencer and five Grandchildren: Justin and Brittany Booth, Levi and Caity Brown and Josiah Evans and their families including four Great Grandchildren; Zachariah, Bravery, Mercy Grace and Benjamin Booth. There is also Skip’s sister, Joan (Smith) Carella and her family, who still live in New York.

Skip will be joining June’s Hamer ancestors and also their beloved son-in-laws Tom Tucker and Andy Evans in the Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, Indiana where there will be a simple Christian farewell at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (June’s birthday). We are looking forward to seeing him (and them) again at the resurrection. What a happy reunion that will be as together we will see our Savior face to face.

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

Harold W. Baker

Harold W. Baker, 93, Bedford, died Friday, June 8. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 08, 2018

William J. Baker

Sept. 19, 1925 — June 6, 2018

William J. Baker, 92, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Sept. 19, 1925, in Orange County, he was the son of Farrel Everett and Fannie (Gallion) Baker. He married Kathryn C. Hall Sept. 8, 1944, and she preceded him in death Sept. 16, 2013.

William retired from General Motors and was a farmer. He was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church.

William was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughters, Willa Kay Howard of Mitchell, Sheila Sue Baker of Mitchell, and Cheryl Lynn Baker of Heltonville.

His parents; wife; and sisters, Bertie Brown, and Uretta Wade, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bruce Becker and Mike Hawkins 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 3-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Dale Belcher, Steve Stine, Jay Yarberry, Dean Fullen, Mike Shannon, and Jim Taylor.

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

Richard Wayne Lewis

July 18, 1947 — June 4, 2018

Richard Wayne Lewis, age 70, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at his home.

He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in chemistry. He worked as a research scientist including working on the formula for Beanie-Weenies. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971 including a tour in Vietnam.

Richard was a member of the Bryan Master Gardener’s club, was a master chef and enjoyed gardening and music.

Richard Wayne Lewis was born July 18, 1947, in Bedford, the son of Robert D. and A. Charlene (Walls) Lewis.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Sarah Lewis of Chicago and Rachel Lewis of Omaha, Nebraska; his mother, Charlene Lewis of Paoli; and sisters, Donna (Ted) Miller of Paoli and Shelia (Stu) Hudson of Fort Ritner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lewis.

A memorial service for Richard W. Lewis will be held at a later date in Indiana.

Memorials in the name of Richard W. Lewis are requested to an organization of the donor’s choice.

To sign the online register or send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com

June 07, 2018

Mary P. Taylor

Mary Phyllis Taylor, 71, Mitchell, died May 3. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements by Chastain

Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 06, 2018

Brenda E. (Taylor) Hudson

Nov. 5, 1936 — June 4, 2018

Brenda E. Hudson, 81, of Bedford, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Nov. 5, 1936 in Margate, Kent, England, she was the daughter of Clarence Ralph and Ethel Beatrice (Saxby) Taylor. She married Edwin O. Hudson on June 25, 1955, in Margate, Kent, England, and they came to this country in November 1955.

Brenda had worked at RCA, 3-D Department Store, Applacres, Borge Warner and retired as a line worker for Visteon in 1999. She was full of life and would do anything for anyone.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was everything to her, and she did her best to be at their activities. Even though she lost her accent, she enjoyed her afternoon tea with the other war-time English ladies who lived in Lawrence County. Her family and friends will miss her beautiful smile.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin, of Bedford; four children, Cheryl E. (Charlie) Henderson of Bedford, Keith (Sherri) Hudson of Toledo, Ohio, Michael Hudson of Norman, Oklahoma, and Randy Hudson of Moore, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Jeremy Fulk, Robert Caraway, Mark Caraway, Brandy Martin, Barbara (Barbie) Held and Cody (Ericka) Hudson; eight great-grandchildren, Zachary “Zach” and Alexanderia “Alex” Fulk, and Luke and Eva Held, Adrian Martin, Joe Benard III, and Accia and Ny`Asia Benard; a sister, Christine Avilez, and husband Donald of Glenco, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Denise Michelle Caraway; and a sister, Joan Taylor.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Rhonda (Wilder) Lynn

Dec. 29, 1948 — May 30, 2018

Rhonda Lynn, 69, of Bedford passed away May 30, 2018, at 9:20 p.m. at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 29, 1948, to James and Mamie (Harris) Wilder.

She was a disabled factory worker. She attended Bedford High School.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Prince of Bedford and Candy Poston of South Carolina; two sons, Raymond Lynn of Bedford and Troy Lynn of Florida; her companion, Walter “Tick” McGill of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Judy Lurch.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday June 8, at Dive Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George J. Tirey

George J. Tirey, 90, Venice, Florida, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 05, 2018

Joe A. McCluskey

Sept. 5, 1941 — May 30, 2018

Joe A. McCluskey, 76, of Bedford, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 5, 1941, in Hollywood, Florida, he was the son of Raymond and Nellie (Craig) McCluskey. He married Betty Louise Watterson and she preceded him in death.

He was a master electrician working in the Limestone Industry. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include three sons, Joey McCluskey, Kevin McCluskey and Chris Stidd; two daughters, Lavenda McCluskey and Angie St. Claire; several grandchildren; and two sisters, Wilma and Nancy Craig.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; a son, Billy James McCluskey; and a brother, Jimmy Craig.

No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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

Stanley Howard Mundy

May 6, 1939 — June 1, 2018

Stanley Howard Mundy, 79, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at his home on Stonington Road near Mitchell.

Born May 6, 1939, in Martin County, he was the son of Raymond and Christine (Burton) Mundy. He married Janet Ruth Tincher March 2, 1960, and she preceded him in death Sept. 27, 2001. He married Mary Jean Krise Jan. 4, 2003.

Stanley graduated from Huron High School in 1957 where he played basketball and baseball. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 until 1963. During that time, he was stationed as a machinist on the USS Cony DD508 and participated in the Cuban Blockade for 45 days and the Bay of Pigs. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Stanley retired from British Petroleum Refinery in Casper, Wyoming. He was an avid sportsman and gun collector. He was devoted to his grandchildren, Kerstin, Keaton, and Rissy. As his health declined during his last few years, his favorite pastime was attending gun shows with his son and brothers, and enjoying time with his pet dogs, Allie, Jin-Jin, and Kai.

He was a Christian and a member of the Huron Baptist Church from his youth. Since returning to Indiana in 2005, he attended church services as his failing health allowed.

He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Outdoor Sportsman Club and a former member of the Mitchell Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Mundy of Mitchell; sons, Stan Leon Mundy of Bedford and Kent Wayne Mundy of Bedford; stepson, Lowell Allen (Julie) Krise of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Keaton Ray Mundy of Bedford, Kerstin Leigh Mundy of Lakeside, California and Karissa Nichole Mundy of Casper, Wyoming; and their mother, Veronica of Casper, Wyoming; sisters, Eleanor Jane Mundy of Bedford and Lorna Joyce Mundy of Bedford; brothers, Graydon (Barbara) Mundy of Bedford, Gordon (Dolores) Mundy of Bedford, Gary Lee (Joelle) Mundy of Mitchell, and Martin Earl (Becky) Mundy of Williams; nieces and nephews, Troy Mundy, Reed Mundy, Owen Mundy, Nathan Mundy, Justin Mundy, Sara Mundy and Sailor (Mundy) Schofield; several great- and step-nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Janet (Tincher) Mundy, and stepdaughter, Angela Marie Humphrey.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at a later date in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Leonard Louis Marlow

Sept. 21, 1938 — June 3, 2018

Leonard Louis Marlow, 79 years old, originally from Constable, New York, left us to be with the Lord June 3, 2018.

Born Sept. 21, 1938 in Moira, New York, he was the son of Louis Marlow and Rebecca (Snyder).

Leonard was a fire fighter for many years in upstate New York, in 1987 he transferred from Massena, New York, and retired from General Motors in Bedford, after 38 years of service.

Leonard loved his summers in upstate New York and winters in Indiana. His family was his everything.

Surviving are wife of 49 years, Sandra (Demers); children, Lenny and Randy Marlow of Palmyra, New York, Sharon Marlow of Westville, New York, Tina (John) Timmons of Massena, New York, Christopher (Tina) Marlow of Bedford, and Pam (Kim) Marlow-Tatro of Decatur, Illinois; along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leonard was preceded in death by his father, Louis Marlow; mother, Rebecca Marlow (Snyder); brother, Raymond Marlow; sister, Lillian Marlow and son, Gerald Marlow.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home today from 2-6 p.m.

June 04, 2018

Lois C. (Clements) Rainbolt

Sept. 17, 1920 — May 30, 2018

Lois C. Rainbolt, 97, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, May 30, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Christopher and Daisy (Hovis) Clements. She married Herman Rainbolt April 17, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1989.

Lois was a house mother for Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Indiana University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, and had been president of the Mitchell Senior Citizens Center. She was full of life and would do anything for anyone. Family was everything to her. Lois loved to cook, dance, and laugh. Her favorite singer was Patsy Cline. She lived life like there was no tomorrow.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Amie Rainbolt, of Jacksonville, Florida, Ricky Rainbolt, and Linda Sexton of Minneapolis, Minnesota; nephew, Larry Clements of Evansville.

Her parents; sons, Steven Rainbolt, Ronald Bagwell and Glen Rainbolt; siblings, Earl Clements, Addie Gaines, Dorothy Clements, and Albert Clements; niece, Mary Guthrie; and fiance Kenny Dorsett preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

June 03, 2018

Ruby Katherine (Roberts) Mason

Nov. 13, 1930—May 31, 2018

Ruby Katherine (Roberts) Mason, 87, of Bedford, and formerly of Smithville, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born November 13, 1930, in Bloomington to Noble Roberts and Alice Bowlen Roberts. She was first married to Glen D. Southern and then Freddy Steven Mason, and they both preceded her in death. She was retired from General Electric.

Survivors include her children, Carolyn Hawkins of Bedford, Connie Baker and her husband, Delbert, of Bedford, David Southern and his wife, Debbie, of Heltonville, Leza Ann Corlett and her husband, Tod, of New Palestine and Greg Mason of Judah; a brother, Ralph Nethery, and his wife, Barbara, of Noblesville; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jim Nethery, Doyle Roberts and Dale Roberts; and a great-grandson, Jared Michael Hawkins.

Ruby was an outdoors person; she loved gardening, family outings, cookouts and mushroom hunting. She also enjoyed going to and watching the Indy 500, spending time with her children, her grandchildren and her brothers.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2018, at 11 a.m., with her grandson Michael Hawkins officiating. Please join the family for a luncheon immediately following the service. Private entombment will be held in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

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

Stanley H. Mundy

Stanley H. Mundy, 79, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

June 02, 2018

Stacey Lynn (Sergent) Frye

Nov. 11, 1968 — May 29, 2018

Stacey Lynn (Sergent) Frye, 49, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Bloomington.

Born Nov. 11, 1968, in Washington, she was the daughter of Jim and Doris (Hatfield) Sergent. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the class of 1988.

Survivors include her father, Jim Sergent and wife Brenda of Shoals; her mother, Doris Sergent of Bedford; two brothers, Gary (Laci) Sergent and Mark Sergent; a sister, Cindy (Brian) Davis; stepbrothers, Harry and Matthew; stepsisters, Amber and Destiny; her beloved canine kid, Manzana; two nephews, Zac (Hailey) Sergent and Jobe Sergent; a great-nephew, Jaxon Sergent; and a great-niece, Reilynn Sergent.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Loogootee Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date for family and friends.

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

Clarence Archie Mitchell

Aug. 22, 1940 — May 31, 2018

Clarence Archie Mitchell, 77, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 22, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Cleo and Velma (Pelfree) Mitchell. He married Deanna Allen July 19, 1974, and she preceded him in death Aug. 10, 1992.

Clarence retired from Childcraft and was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ.

Survivors include his sister, Linda (Robert) Terrell of Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; wife; two daughters; and brothers, Danny Lee Mitchell and Thomas Cleo Mitchell, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Don White officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jim Gaw, John Ferrel, Braden Gaw and Travis Terrell.

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

Betty (Colglazier) Farris

June 21, 1947 — May 22, 2018

Betty Farris, age 70, a resident of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at her home.

Betty was born on June 21, 1947, in Bedford, the daughter of Clarence (Jim) and Mary (Owens) Colglazier. Betty married Lonnie Farris on Dec. 21, 1985, and he passed away on Dec. 14, 2007.

She worked for Standard Brush and Broom in Portland for several years and was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Portland. She was also a member of the Southern Indiana Bluegrass Association.

Survivors include three stepchildren, David Farris of Indianapolis, Jeff Farris (wife Karla) of Berne and Michelle Ripple (husband Kevin) of Vera Cruz; two sisters, Louise Cecere of Nutley, New Jersey and Jackie Gregson of Whiting, New Jersey; and one brother John Colglazier of Nutley, New Jersey; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father and a sister, Lavonda Mae Colglazier who died during childhood at the age of 8.

Visitation was Tuesday at Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Pastor Steve Arnold officiating. Burial was in Timbo Cemetery in Timbo, Arkansas.

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

Joe A. McCluskey

Joe A. McCluskey, 76, Bedford, died Wednesday, May 30. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 01, 2018

Donna L. (Foddrill) Holler

Feb. 13, 1947 — May 30, 2018

Donna L. (Foddrill) Holler, 71, of Bedford, was relieved from her earthly afflictions as she entered her heavenly home at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at her residence.

Born Feb. 13, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Albert ‘Bert’ and Lavella (Craig) Foddrill. She married David Holler on May 18, 1985, and he survives.

She retired from NWSC Crane as an explosives handler. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church and a former member of Dive Christian Church.

She was the founder of the Lawrence County Chapter of the Spinal Cord Society and one of the founding members of Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living.

Survivors include her husband, David of Bedford; children, Lora Joyner and husband Greg of Bedford and James Courtright and wife Stephanie of Mitchell; stepchildren, Angela McKelvey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mike Holler and wife Teresa of Bedford and Jennifer Holler of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, LaDawn Joyner, Lynnae Birchfield, James and Paige Courtright, and Gavin, Miles, Riley, Michaela and Colton Holler; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pam Neeley, Patty Martin and husband Mike and Sondra Hubbard and husband David; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the International Spinal Cord Society, Operation Christmas Child, Hope Resource Center or Life Pantry.

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

Murle E. Taylor

Oct. 29, 1945 — May 29, 2018

Murle E. Taylor, 72, Heltonville, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Bedford, to Wilbur and Goldie (Lewis) Taylor. On June 4,1966, he married Patty Mitchell and she preceded him in death Jan. 17, 2013.

He worked and retired from Evans Limestone Company in Bedford. He loved spending time with his grandkids, from fishing to family outings. He was not only a papaw, but a friend.

Surviving are his two sons, Randall Taylor and Robert (Michelle) Taylor; four grandchildren, Ashley (Kasey) Martin, Aston Taylor, Dustin Taylor and Shanda Garland; one great-granddaughter, Maddelyn Garland; three brothers, Gale Taylor, Carl Taylor and John Taylor; and two sisters, Ruth Taylor and Mary Pruett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and four brothers, Dale, Dean, Danny Lloyd and Wayne Taylor.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Tom Turpin officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Rhonda (Wilder) Lynn

Rhonda (Wilder) Lynn, 69, Bedford, died Wednesday, May 30. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

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