Obituaries — June 2019

June 30, 2019

Ralph Carie

June 12, 1929 — June 28, 2019

Ralph Edwin Carie, 90, of Freedom, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospice House.

He was born on June 12, 1929 in Vincennes, IN, the son of Anthony and Marie (Wichman) Carie. Ralph graduated from Decker High School class of 1947. He married the love of his life, Velma Dorothy (Parker) Carie on August 7, 1949. Ralph was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Spencer, IN.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife Velma Carie of Freedom, IN; four children, Dorothy Racey of Spencer, IN, Darlene White (Butch) of Washington, IN, Deanna McCracken (Kevin) of Mitchell, IN and Ralph Carie Jr. (Kenna) of Westfield, IN; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Gayle Skaggs; and two brothers, infant brother John Carie and Gerald Carie.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Spencer, IN with Father Terrance Chartier officiating. Entombment will follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 300 W. Hillside Avenue, Spencer, IN 47460. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com

Geneva Lantz

Sept. 24, 1931 — June 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

Robert Bierbaum

July 18, 1948 — June 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

Anicette Manion

Anicette H. (Lemaire) Manion, 83, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation is 4-8 pm on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Barbara Roberts

Barbara J. Roberts, 82, of Owensburg, died Friday. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

June 29, 2019

Gearry Hancock

May 30, 1946 — June 27, 2019

Gearry George Hancock, 73, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, surrounded by family and friends at his residence.

Born May 30, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Milton O. “Pete” and Edna M. (Lucas) Hancock. He married Beverlee Kay King April 9, 1965.
Gearry was employed at Hancock Construction Company and for several years he worked for P. F. Environmental located at Lehigh Cement Plant. He served on the City of Mitchell Fire Department for 47 years and was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1964. Gearry enjoyed helping others and being with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Beverlee Hancock of Mitchell; daughter, Cynthia (Brian) Rainey of Mitchell; grandsons, Mitchell and Grant Rainey; brother, Jerry L. Hancock, Sr. of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. His parents, and brother, Milton O. Hancock, Jr., preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Phillip McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Michael Butler

Michael D. Butler, 62, of Brownstown, passed away June 19, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born in Jackson County to the late Robert and Teena Butler. Michael was retired from the Bedford Times-Mail newspaper.

He is survived by his sons, Matthew Butler and Mark Butler; brothers, Rick and Tim (Beth) Butler; sisters, Shelly Cooley and Robin (Mark) Voss; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

All arrangements were entrusted to the care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

June 28, 2019

Rayburn Bush

July 27, 1954 — June 26, 2019

Rayburn Lee Bush, 64, formerly of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born July 27, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles C. and Naomi R. (Stewart) Bush. He married Jan Antionette “Toni” Fleetwood July 17, 1993, and she preceded him in death January 17, 2013. Rayburn had been employed at Lawrence County Equipment. He was a member of Lawrence County ABATE and Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. Rayburn loved riding motorcycles, camping, racing, singing and playing the guitar and spending time with family and friends. Rayburn served in the Indiana National Guard and was a Rifle M-16 sharp shooter and a grenade expert.

Survivors include his children, Charity (Brian) Dotts of Bedford, Ben (Bridgette) Bush of French Lick and Carl (April) Fleetwood of Bedford; eight grandchildren; siblings, Mike Bush of Orleans, Jim Bush of Orleans, Elmer Bush of Paoli, Janet Wisely of Orleans, Clarence Bush of Orleans, Onita Roach of Bloomfield, Paul Bush of Orleans, Edna Marlatt of Logansport, Sharon Baker of Frankfort, Gayle Spadie of Springville and Elnora King of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. His parents; and brother, John Bush, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Frank Ira officiating. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Harry Caraway

Harry Richard “Bud” Caraway, 79, of Paoli, died Wednesday. Graveside service will be held at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is handling arrangements.

June 27, 2019

Patricia Mapes

Sept. 16, 1938 — June 21, 2019

Patricia “Patti” G. Mapes, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born September 16, 1938, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Frank W. and Gertie (Newell) Crawford. She married Dale Combs in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1986. She married William “Bill” Mapes in 1989 and he preceded her in death in 2015. Patti worked at the Edgewood Clinic for Dr. Sorrells for 20 years, retiring in 1993. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1956. She was a member of the Stonegate Faith Center, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, past member of Otis Park Ladies Club and founding member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are her two daughters, Diana (Andy) Nuchols, of Indianapolis, and Jamie Combs Sorrells, of Bedford; one son, Jay (Vickie) Combs, of Springville; six grandchildren, Lindsay (Daniel) Fletcher, Lacey Mitchell, Jordan (Amy) Mitchell, Brandi (Chris) Woods, Jailin Denesha, and Marty Denesha; great-grandchildren, Jude Fletcher, Knox Fletcher, Luke Fletcher, Logan Fletcher, Nolan Woods, Landry Woods. Jackson Mitchell, Evelyn Mitchell and Kinslee Schaefer; step son, Scott (Mary) Mapes, of Orleans; step grandson, Jason Floyd, of Leipsic. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Bill.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Martie Spalding officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

June 26, 2019

Dorothy Sanders

Sept. 24, 1921 — June 22, 2019

Dorothy I. Sanders, 97, died on Saturday. Juno 22, 2019 in Longmont. Colorado.

Dorothy was the second of five children born to John Charles and Lena Wolfe Gooding. Dorothy was born In Orleans on September 24, 1921. Dorothy married Bill Sanders of Mitchell on March 12, 1942. During WWII, Dorothy traveled with her husband from naval base to naval base until he shipped out to the Pacific Theater. After the war, Dorothy and Bill lived in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, golfing whenever and wherever possible. They settled in Paoli in 1968 where they lived until his death in 2016.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; and two sisters, Kathryn Beals and Wanda Ferrell; and her son-in-law, John Masteller. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Beth Masteller, of Sidney, Ohio and Patty Loudin and husband Phil of Boulder, Colorado; a sister, Charlotte Lane of Paoli; and a brother, Mike Gooding of Bloomington. Dorothy has three grandchildren, Tom Masteller, and wife Shannon, Danny Masteller and wife Ellen, and Hannah LoudIn; and three great grand-daughters, Ashley Masteller, Lauren Masteller and Rachel Masteller. Her last words were to express her enduring love for them all.

The family is indebted to the staffs at AltaVita Assisted Living and Suncrest Hospice. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. The Memorial Service is at 1:00 p.m. with burial at Fairview Cemetery following.

Bonnie Sykes

June 24, 1938 — June 23, 2019

Bonnie (Smith) Sykes, 80, of Bedford died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Westview Manor.

Born June 24, 1938 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Delbert and Zalaya (Kinser) Smith. She married Charles E. Sykes on April 8, 1958 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2007.  She was a member of Glad Tidings Church of Bedford.  She retired from Visteon in Bedford.

Survivors include one son Bradley Sykes and wife Katrina of Bedford; One granddaughter, Krista Blevins and husband Kyle of Bedford; two great grandchildren, Kamden and Karsyn Blevins; four sisters, Patty Eades, Gloria Smith, Susan Sowders, Trish Smith; two brothers, Kevin Smith and Donald Smith; daughter-in-law, Kim Sykes. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Jeffrey and Scotty Sykes; one grandson, Joshua Sykes; three brothers, Fred, Pete and Steve Smith; and one sister, Linda Smith.

Private services will be conducted at a later date. No calling hours are scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Patricia Mapes

Patricia G. “Patti” Mapes, 80, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.

June 25, 2019

Barbara Eckensberger

Jan. 12, 1936 — June 20, 2019

Barbara Ellen (Williams) Eckensberger, 83, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at her residence.

Born January 12, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William E. and Ellen Maria (Walker) Williams. Barbara retired as office manager at Spring Mill State Park where she served more than 30 years. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954 and was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, Mitchell Senior Citizens and was an inactive member of Tri Kappa. Barbara loved her family deeply, endlessly and unconditionally. She enjoyed traveling to visit her children.

Survivors include her children, Jeffry Eckensberger (Robert Byrd) of Indianapolis, Jennifer Eckensberger of Jacksonville, Florida, Julie Eckensberger of Bedford, Jay (Karen) Eckensberger of Los Angeles, California and Julius Eckensberger of Cancun, Mexico; grandchildren, Robin, Paige and Layne Eckensberger; eight grandkitties; five grandpuppies; caregiver, Roger Stout of Mitchell; brothers, David (Sharon) Williams of Mitchell, Stephen (Lana) Williams of Mitchell, Denny Williams of Bloomington and Gary Williams of Fort Branch. Her parents; son, Gregory Eckensberger; and brother, Ronald Williams, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Haverly Funeral Chapel. All are welcomed to a reception that will follow at the Mitchell Senior Citizens where she lived to dance and danced to live. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Roy Beavers

March 26, 1958 — June 23, 2019

Roy R. Beavers, 61, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday June 23, 2019 at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born March 26, 1958 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Merle Edmond and Gladys (Evans) Beavers. Roy loved hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting. He worked several years at Superior Salvage Yard and was a carpet installer.

Surviving are his daughters, Shawna (Kyle) Albertson, of Medora, and Nyoka Albertson, of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Brice, Brandon, Rowdy, Nakya, Nasyah and Nazaryaha; six sisters, Priscilla (Dallas) Davidson, of Medora, Iva White, of Bedford, Clara (Russ) Hiatt, of Indianapolis, Sharon Pierce, of Orleans, Patricia (Roger) Brown, of Bedford and Mary Oliver, of Jamestown; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Grace Sullivan and Carolyn Prince; two brothers, Clarence Beavers and Virgil Beavers; brothers-in-law, Jim Prince, Ronnie Pierce, Ronnie Sullivan and Roger White.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow at Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Elizabeth Allman

Nov. 15, 1932 — June 22, 2019

Elizabeth P. Allman, 86, of Medora, died at her residence on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Born November 15, 1932 in Sneedville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Anderson and Callie (Gibson) Bell. She married Arnold Allman in Medora on November 15, 1952 and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1988. She worked at Extruded Alloys for a number of years and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Allman and Michael Allman and wife Cathy; a daughter-in-law, Mary Allman of Seymour; sister, Mattie Mills of Sneedville; one brother, James Arnold Bell and wife Shelia of Bedford; her dear friend, Dean Sears of Leesville; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; husband; her son, Wayne Allman; one brother, George Bell; five sisters, Susie Willis, Lois Dalton, Barbara Terrell, Mabel Turpin and Marvin Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jack Belk officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Carolyn Smith

April 30, 1930 — June 23, 2019

Carolyn A. Smith, age 89, formerly of Medora, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Schneck Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

Carolyn entered this life in Paris, Illinois on April 30, 1930; the loving daughter of the late Ofa and Freida (Scheerer) Airhart. On October 30, 1955 she married George Merrill “Bussie” Smith in Paris, Illinois and made residence in Medora, Indiana. This happy union of 41 years was blessed with three children, a son, Greg and two daughters, Leslie and Tiffany. George preceded Carolyn on September 29, 1996. She was a full-time homemaker, a devoted wife, a loving mother and adoring grandmother. A tremendous joy in Carolyn’s life was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Medora United Methodist Church.

Carolyn will be missed by her loving son, Greg Smith and his wife Debby of Mitchell, Indiana; her two loving daughters, Leslie Stevens and her husband Curt of Seymour, Indiana and Tiffany Smith and wife Sue of Kenosha, Wisconsin; her five grandchildren, Jayme Cone and husband Scott, Ryan Smith, Reed Smith, Blaine Stevens and his wife Heather, and Dalton Stevens and fiance Denise; and three great- grandchildren, Brantley Stevens, Owen Stevens and Griffin Cone; three nephews and three nieces; and numerous great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her beloved George; her parents; an infant daughter, Georgeanne; a sister, Barbara Sudduth and her husband Bernie; and a sister-in-law, Charleen Smith.

A Funeral Service will be conducted by Hague Funeral Home at the Medora United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 11:00 am with Pastor Lemmie Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Beem Cemetery of Medora. Visitation will be held at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm and after 10:00 on Wednesday until time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be written to the Medora United Methodist Church, Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary, or to the Schneck Foundation in Carolyn’s name. www.hagueandzabel.com

Ronnie Lloyd

Oct. 05, 1948 — June 24, 2019

Ronnie I. Lloyd, 70, of Bedford, died at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington on Monday morning, June 24, 2019.

Born October 5, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Clarence J. Lloyd and Helen (Blanton) Courter. He was a U.S. Army vet, a semi driver and a diesel mechanic. He married his soul mate of twenty-two years, Lorna Blackwell on September 5, 2014 and she survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford. Ronnie had a strong perseverance, with a heart of gold and always had a smile. He loved everyone and everyone loved him.

He is survived by his wife Lorna, of Bedford; two daughters, Angela Neal and husband Mark and Heather Walker, all of Terre Haute; his step-children, Jeremy Blackwell, Jason Blackwell and Benjamin Koch; three chosen children, Audrey Lloyd, Gracie Lloyd and Jason Lloyd, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Tierra Mosier, Allison McCollum; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Alsup, Pat Donnell, Donna Powell, Ann Lloyd, Laquita Kirkman, Frances Incollingo, Sheila Barger and Edith Sleppy; brother, Gary Lloyd; several nieces and nephews who were precious to him. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Holli Dominique; sister, Jenny Brown; brothers, Timothy Capps, Tommy Lloyd and Raymond Lloyd; niece, Lisa Bunch.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Lee Brown and Mark Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mary Ball

Feb. 02, 1938 — June 24, 2019

Mary Catherine Cox Ball, 81, of Bedford, died at 1:08 am on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born February 2, 1938 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Nina (Jones) Schultz. She first married Carl Cox, he preceded her in death. She then married Dean Ball and he preceded her in death. She worked as a waitress and later worked for RCA and Columbia House. She attended the Medora Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Mitchell of Brownstown, Sherry Hall and husband Preston of Medora, Carlotta Cox of Bedford and Toni Cox of Brownstown; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Karen Archer, Sandy Williams and Jennifer Hendricks; two brothers, Ronnie Staggs and Lanny Staggs. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one sister, Barbara Webb; and four brothers, Bill Schultz, Jack Schultz, Roger Schultz and Mike Staggs.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor Clarence Breeden officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dora Douglas

Dora Ilene Douglas, 71, of Bedford, died Saturday. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bonnie Sykes

Bonnie (Smith) Sykes, 80, of Bedford, died Sunday. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 24, 2019

Dylan Kern

Feb. 24, 1995 — June 21, 2019

Dylan Walker Kern, 24, of Bedford, passed away Friday morning, June 21, 2019.

Born February 24, 1995 at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, he was the son of Mark Kern and Tena (Porter) Kern. He married Mary (McCameron) on May 4, 2019 and she survives. He was a wrecker driver at Mikels Services Inc. He was an avid fisherman and softball player. He was a member of the former Community Baptist Fellowship.

Dylan is survived by his wife, Mary of Bedford; step-children, Alexxandrya and Isabella Hudson; his mother Tena Kern of Bedford; one brother, Andrew Kern (Kelsey Allbright) of Bedford; paternal grandparents Corky and Beverly Kern of Bedford; aunts, Susan Gales (Roger) and Teresa Saunders all of Bedford, and Kathy Morgan (Doug) of Orleans; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved dog, Bentley. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Kern, and his maternal grandparents, James and Karen Porter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford with Pastor Eric Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Bedford. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Dorothy Borden

Feb. 10, 1934 — June 21, 2019

Dorothy May (Cunningham) Borden, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Friday June 21, 2019 at 6:07 PM at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born on February 10, 1934 in Lawrence County to Henry and Lula (Deckard) Cunningham. Dorothy married Harry Borden in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 2003. Dorothy attended Blackwell Pentecostal Church in Heltonville and had been the head cook at Westview Manor Nursing Home for many years.

Survivors Include her daughter, DeAnna (Jack) Pineira of Bedford; three daughters-in-law, Judy Borden of Bedford, Trisha Borden of Bedford and Dawn Borden of Arkansas; sister-In-law, Jenny Cunningham of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Charlie Cunningham; sister, Katie Ratliff; four sons, Stephen R. Borden, James Lee Borden, Greg Borden and Troy Borden; grandson, Steven Borden.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Pastor Darin Bowlen officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 25th from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ruth Shipley

July 10, 1927 — June 21, 2019

Ruth Ellen (Batchelor) Shipley, 91, of Orleans, passed away at 11:53 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Paoli.

She was born on July 10, 1927 in West Baden Springs, IN, the daughter of Hobart and Pearl (Mahan) Batchelor. She married Howard Shipley in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1993. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, two sons, Jack (Melody) Shipley of Orleans, Larry Shipley of Mooresville, IN; two daughters, Carolyn (Carl) Stephens of Paoli, Pam (Herman) Kile of Orleans; two brothers, Dale and Marvin Batchelor of Campbellsburg; five grandchildren, Cindy, Kevin, Karla, Robin and David. Ten great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; twin brother, Bob; brothers, Richard, John, Roy, Glen; grandson, Gary Shipley; and great granddaughter, Kaylea Hickman.

The funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Jeff Cook and Lyndel Manship officiating. Burial will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery in Paoli. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Barbara Eckensberger

Barbara Ellen (Williams) Eckensberger, 83, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow at the Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Patricia Mapes

Patricia G. “Patti” Mapes, 80, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson- Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

June 23, 2019

Ruth Shipley

Ruth Ellen (Batchelor) Shipley, 91, of Orleans, died Friday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral home. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

June 22, 2019

Dale Terrell

Dale Leroy Terrell, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel. And 2-4 p.m. Monday at Family Life and Worship Center in Bloomington. Service will be 4 p.m. Monday at the church.

June 21, 2019

Denise Myers

Denise (Ryan) Myers, 65, of Bedford, IN passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, after battling a lengthy illness.

She is survived by granddaughter/adopted daughter, Kaylee Myers, raised in the home in Bloomington; daughter, Erica Nease and her husband Travis of Scottsburg; brother, Billy Ryan and his wife Ronda; sister, Debbie (Ryan) Bauer; niece, Tristen Bauer; great-nephew, Shepherd Alexander of Bedford; nephew, RC Wilson of Indianapolis; nieces, Bridgett Ryan, Rosa Ramsay and her husband Kenny, Robin LaCourse and her husband Chris of Bedford; stepbrothers, Ron Mullis and his wife Maddie of Georgia, Randy Mullis of Arizona; half-sister, Jamie Ryan of Arizona; and several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and her miniature Yorkie “Baby Girl”. Denise is preceded in death by her father, Russell Ryan and his wife Pat; mother, Charlotte Ryan; step-sister, Stacy Mullis; her grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.

Denise loved her family and friends and looked forward to their visits and talking with everyone. In the last few years she had very limited time spent outside the home. Denise was blessed with a special friend, Amy, many caregivers and friends. Denise had a big heart and will be greatly missed.

Her wish was to be cremated and is being arranged by Costin Funeral Chapel, Martinsville, IN. The family will hold a Memorial service at Fayetteville Baptist Church at a later date to be announced.

Lynn Evans

June 04, 1942 — June 19, 2019

Lynn Allen Evans, 77, of Spencer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

He was born on June 4, 1942 in White County, Indiana, the son of Ernest and Jessie (Woltzen) Evans. Lynn served in the United State Navy. He was the owner of Riddle Tractor in Spencer for 54 years and was a member of the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church in Greencastle, IN.  Lynn enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing golf. He also was an avid Purdue and Reds fan.

Lynn is survived by his wife Jann Beck-Evans of Bainbridge, IN; son Rodney Evans and wife Lora of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren Addison Evans of Bloomington and Arie Evans of Bedford, IN; two brothers Ernest “J.R.” Evans and wife Carolyn of Freedom, IN and Don Evans and wife Linda of Patricksburg, IN; and one sister Lois Padgett of Florida. He was preceded in death by his first wife Rosemary (Riddle) Evans; his parents; and two brothers Jerry Evans and Larry Evans.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Fulp officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer with military rites conducted by the Owen County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-8 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.  Arrangements are in care of West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, Indiana.

June 20, 2019

Donald McBride

June 04, 1934 — June 18, 2019

Donald McBride, 85, of Bedford, died at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born June 4, 1934 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Ila Ecarl and Mary Geneva (Bennett) McBride. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1952 and served in the Indiana National Guard for nine years. He had worked on the farm of Louie Fish, at Roberts and Standish Feed Store, Westinghouse Corporation and Indiana Gas Co. He was a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene where he taught Sunday School. He enjoyed gardening and “junking”. He married Dorothy Janice Louden on September 4, 1954 and she preceded him in death on December 16, 1999. He later married Sylvia A. Burkhart on October 6, 2007 and she survives.

Additionally, he is survived by two daughters, Debra L. Crane and husband, Charlie, of Bedford and Deanna K. Cessna and husband, Charles, of Mitchell; a son, Daniel E. McBride and wife, Holly, of Bedford; four grandsons, Craig and Kyle (Morgan) Cessna, Tanner and Ty McBride; two grand-daughters, Amy Cessna (Patrick) Redman and Laura Cessna (Brady) Turner; a step-son, Chris Burkhart; a step-daughter, Laurine Holsapple; six great grandchildren, Dane and William Redman, Kami Turner, Emma and Ethan Crane and Madison Everroad; a nephew and good friend, Tony Barrett. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; three sisters, Dorothy Hall, Vonda Ira, and Rose Barrett; one brother, John I. McBride and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, June 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Ken Bushey and Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Donald Tincher

Aug. 12, 1932 — June 18, 2019

Donald Gordon Tincher, 87, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 12, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Gilbert and Gladys (Tolbert) Tincher. He married Norma Rose Watterson June 30, 1951. Donald retired from General Motors and graduated in 1950 from Huron High School. Donald was a U. S. Army veteran stationed in Colorado from 1952-1954.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Rose Tincher of Mitchell; grandchildren, Miranda Abel and Darren Abel; great grandchildren, Braxton Johnson, Bryson Gipson, Rilynn Abel,and Colton Abel; sister, Peggy (James) Woods of Mitchell; and nephew, Warren Woods of Bedford. His parents; and daughter, Angela Michelle Abel; preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Max Abel 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. The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 19, 2019

Teri West

June 26, 1943 — June 13, 2019

Teri Miles West, 75, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Born June 26, 1943, in Orleans, she was the daughter of William Miles and Grace (Terry) West. Teri was a graduate of Venice High School in Venice, Florida, attended Indiana University and later received an Associate Degree from State College of Florida in Bradenton, Florida. She was a member of the Lost River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Legion Auxiliary. Teri was the Activity Director at Mitchell Manor for more than 20 years. She had a vivid imagination and held many events for the residents. After retiring she continued to volunteer at the Manor.

Teri dedicated much of her time to the care of her mother and father in their later years. Family was important and she hosted several reunions for her nieces and nephews. She was a talented story teller and an avid reader. Teri was a champion of animals and saved many.

Surviving, sister, Mary (West) Ingram of Mooresville; and several nieces and nephews. Other siblings preceded her in death, William A. West, Robert C. West, Patricia J. Standley, Alice L. McIntosh and Rita M. Rees.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Orleans, Indiana. This will take place in a private room adjacent to Sprigler’s Farm Market & Deli, 120 W Jefferson Street, Orleans, on the square, from 1 to 4 pm. Please feel free to stop by to mingle and share some memories of Teri. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your preferred animal shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Ruth Roberts

Oct. 15, 1942 — June 04, 2019

Ruth Ann (Chase) Roberts, 76, of Seymour, formerly of Bloomington and the Buddha community, died Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at her residence in Seymour.

Born October 15, 1942 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roy and Flavia (Bright) Chase. She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and Spencerian College. She married Gary L. Roberts on November 26, 1972 and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1999. She was a retired receptionist and medical secretary. She had worked for Dr. Fountaine from 1962 to 1968, for Dr. Brad Bomba, Sr. from 1972 to 1995, and for Dr. Wenzler from 2000 to 2004. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Seymour. She enjoyed I.U. basketball games, reading, cross stitch and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include a brother, Ronald Chase and wife, Nancy, of Seymour; a sister, Bonnie Case, of Mt. Washington, KY; a niece and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Dalton and Pastor Dan DeFriece officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, June 22nd at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to L.I.F.E., Provisions of Jackson County in Seymour or Riley Hospital for Children. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Merrill Crouch

Dec. 19, 1940 — June 13, 2019

Merrill Joe Crouch, 78, joined his Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 19, 1940, in Muncie, he was the son of Clarence and Hovenia (Maxfield) Crouch. He married Marilyn Metcalf October 29, 1960 in Flint, Michigan. Merrill was a graduate of General Motors Institute and retired as an Industrial Engineer from Crane after 37 years. He was a member of Grace Full Gospel Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F.&A.M., LaOrMa Shrine Club, White River Humane Society, Lions Club, and participated in a food ministry. Merrill was an avid sports fan of basketball, football and IU. He coached Girls Softball, and was a member of the 35 and Older Softball League and Mens Basketball League.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Crouch of Oolitic; daughters, Julie (Kevin) Hack of Mitchell, Teresa Lee (Brent Love) of Bedford and Tracy (Bob) Nash of Oolitic; special nephew, Scott David Gifford of Flint, Michigan; many other nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Natalie (Jason) Cotton, Brandon Hack, Aleesha (Marcus) Mayes, Abby (Morgan) Jones, Amy Jones (David Sexton), Zachary (Kayla) Jones, Andrew Nash and James Nash (Randi Wicker); 16 great grandchildren; brother, Larry Lee (Doreen) Crouch of Muncie; and sister, Brenda (Terry) Vanlaningham of Mentone. His parents; stepfather, Hobert Crouch; stepmother, Barbara Crouch; and sister, Peggy Donavon, preceded him in death.

Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford. The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Saturday at the church. Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society or Grace Full Gospel Church Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 18, 2019

Mary Hillenburg

April 11, 1928 — June 16, 2019

Mary L. (East) Hillenburg, 91, of Heltonville, died at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her residence.

Born April 11, 1928 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Perry and Dorotha (Glasgow) East. She married Robert “Bob” Hillenburg on September 24, 1943 and he preceded her in death on July 29, 2013. She was a homemaker and member of the Heltonville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Don Hillenburg and wife, Ann, of Heltonville; four grandchildren, Robert W. Hillenburg and wife, Marcia, Cheryl Blackwell and husband, Wade, Missy Patton and husband, Wesley and Mindy Bush and husband, Thomas; twelve great grandchildren; sixteen great great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Short and husband, Bill, of Ohio; a brother, Perry East and wife, LeAnn, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Marilyn Hunter; two sisters, Jenny Stewart and Lynn Stine.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday, June 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

George Holaday

It is with great sadness that the family of George W. Holaday announces his passing on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Treva (Johnson) Holaday; sister, Katherine (Howard) Springer; daughter, Carmen Gilliland (Steve); son, Bret (Tamie) Holaday; 4 grandchildren, Amy (Lance) Krebs, Jason (Julie) Gilliland, Courtney (AJ) Adkins, Zach (Leah) Holaday; 7 great-grandchildren; multiple nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends. George was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Elsie Holaday; and son, William Kent Holaday.

A native of Paoli, Indiana, George graduated with three degrees (B.S., M.S. and Ed.S) in Education from Indiana University. He was also a teacher and principal in the Bedford North Lawrence school system.

George’s passion for basketball was evident in almost every conversation as he loved to share stories of the days when he coached in Paoli, Tunnelton and Oolitic high schools. You could certainly see the sparkle in his eyes if you got him in a conversation about Indiana University Basketball. His passion for basketball did not measure up to his greatest pride and love of spending time with his family and friends and he will be missed by all.

A celebration of life will be determined at a later date. McAdams Mortuary of Paoli is in charge of local arrangements.

Ronald Collins

April 14, 1960 — June 16, 2019

Ronald Gene Collins, age 59, of Shoals, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

He was born April 14, 1960 in Muncie to William Jr. and Patricia (Wilson) Collins. He was a truck driver, loved traveling, loved the outdoors and fishing, boating, mowing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by his life companion, Sharon Porter; two daughters, Tara (Trenton) Dewitt of Missouri, Michelle (Lance) King of Springville; one son, Ronald Collins Jr (Candace Starret) of Navarre Beach; five grandchildren; three brothers, David (Ann) Collins of Eaton, Danny (Lynn) Collins of Shoals, Frank Collins of Hartford City; and two sisters, Judy Martin of Shoals and Carol Humbert of Jasper. Preceding him in death are his parents; a grandson, Briar Gene King; and two sisters, Beverly Collins and Freda Bell.

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Bro. Kevin Quinn officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilbur Cooney

March 02, 1950 — June 15, 2019

Wilbur W. Cooney, 69, of Mitchell, passed away at 2:56 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at IU Health Bedford.

He was born March 2, 1950 in Orange County, IN, the son of Wilbur and Ruby Nell (Hopkins) Cooney. He graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1968. He previously worked for J.B. Whalin, Lloyd Chadwell, Marshall Transport and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his mother, of Mitchell; nine siblings, Linda Mounce, Dennis Cooney, Larry Cooney all of Mitchell, Brenda (Dave) Capraro of Burns, TN, Peggy Reiad of Cullman, AL, Cora (Richard) Miller of Williams, Harry Mesarosh and Billy Mesarosh both of Mitchell and Karl Mesarosh of Muncie, IN; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; step mother, Rose Cooney; step father, Bill Mesarosh; niece, Lana Tillette, her husband Steve Tillette; one step brother, Alfred Bradford; two brothers in law, Bert Mounce and Bill Reiad.

The graveside service will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery with Dave Capraro officiating and military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post #69. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the           Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

June 17, 2019

Ronnie McLain

May 27, 1943 — June 14, 2019

Ronnie S. McLain, 76, of Orleans, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home.

He was born May 27, 1943 in Bedford, IN, the son of Curtis and Gwen (Landreth) McLain. He married Barbara (Godbey) McLain on June 22, 1968 and she survives. He was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church where he served as a Visitation Pastor. He was a senior pastor in Tuscola, IL and Campbellsburg, IN. He previously worked at QT Tool and WF Myers, was a home builder for several years and owned a body shop and a sign shop. Ronnie enjoyed building antique and race cars.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; one son, Greg McLain of Mitchell; one granddaughter, Indy McLain of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren in infancy.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Bedford Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Courtney and John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Travis Reynolds

Aug. 30, 1979 — June 12, 2019

Travis James Reynolds, 39, of Norman, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his residence.  Mr. Reynolds was a member of Clearspring Baptist Church for many years.  He enjoyed his work at DSI. He loved to play video games, sing and dance, and loved his cat, Goldie.  Born on August 30, 1979, in Bedford, he was the son of Talmadge and Trudy (Emily) Reynolds.  His mother, Trudy Reynolds, preceded him in death on December 29, 2013.

Survivors include his father, Talmadge Reynolds; one sister, Talessa (Ryan) Powell of Greenfield; and aunts and uncles, Virginia Jones of Clearspring, Marvin (Patty) Reynolds of Medora, Romona (Dave) Sawyers of Brownstown, Bev (Jim) Hanners of Florida, Linda (Terry) McDaniels of Virginia, Teresa (Mark) Roberts of Crawfordsville and Raymond Emily of Brownstown. He loved spending time with his niece and nephew, Alyssa and Reece of Greenfield.

Funeral services for Travis James Reynolds will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Clearspring Baptist Church, with Dave Sawyers officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Clearspring Baptist Church. Interment will be at Clearspring Baptist Cemetery. Memorials may be given to DSI through Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown. Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com

Larry Webster

March 18, 1943 — May 30, 2019

Larry Webster, formerly of Bedford, died May 30, 2019, at his residence in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Larry was born in Jeffersonville, March 18, 1943, to Raymond “Bus” Webster and Ruby George Webster. He graduated from Bedford High School and began a 30 year career at Graybar Electric, from where he retired. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by his wife Sharon of Kennesaw, Georgia; and his sister Carole White of Bedford.

Memorial services for Mr. Webster will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Downtown Depot in Bedford. In lieu of flowers, Larry requested contributions be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation for wounded soldiers.

Merrill Crouch

Merrill Joe Crouch, 78, of Oolitic, died Thursday. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford. Celebration of life is 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 16, 2019

Mary Allen

March 29, 1930 — June 09, 2019

Mary Joan Allen, 89, passed away in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by her family, on June 9, 2019. She was born in Bedford, Indiana on March 29, 1930, the daughter of the late David and Fannie (Cezar) Allen.

She is survived by her brother, Donald Allen of Butler, Indiana; nieces, Sara Allen of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Jennifer (John) Sargent of New Haven, Indiana; nephew, David (Bobbi Jo) Allen of Auburn, Indiana; and three great-nephews and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sister-in-law, Aneita Allen.

Although there are no services, the family will be holding a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County SPCA, 4914 Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46806. To leave online condolences, please visit www.domccombandsons.com.

Merrill Crouch

Merrill Joe Crouch, 78, of Oolitic, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Ronnie McLain

Ronnie S. McLain, 76, of Orleans, died Friday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Bedford Free Methodist Church. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

Larry Webster

Larry Webster, 76, of Kennesaw, Georgia, formerly of Bedford, died May 30. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Depot in Bedford.

June 14, 2019

Ralph Stickles

Aug. 24, 1950 — June 13, 2019

Ralph “Steve” Stickles, 68, of Bedford, died at 6:30 am on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 24, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph M. and Wilma (Vowell) Stickles. He married Phyllis “Pat” Tucker on August 24, 1978 and she survives. He retired from Visteon in 2008 and had previously worked at Indiana Limestone for seventeen years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, I.U. Basketball, and playing Euchre, Zonk and Golf. He enjoyed fishing for Crappie and Bluegill and loved teaching his children and grandchildren the art of fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, of Bedford; a daughter, Christa (BJ) Fulkerson; two sons, Clint and his wife, Chanel, of Bloomington and Logan, of Bedford; grandchildren, Grace Fulkerson, Brooklynn Stickles, Gabe Fulkerson and Beau Badger; sisters, Pam (Mike) Knight and Cheryl (Greg) Hubbard; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Karen Starr. He was preceded in death by his parents; step- fathers, Donald Murphy and Gary Gaiser; his mother and father-in-law, Mary and Roy Cummings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Pat Arthur officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the hour of service on Monday, June 17th at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warriors and St. Jude’s Hospital in Steve’s name. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

John Todd

April 18, 1939 — June 12, 2019

John Ralph Todd was born, April 18, 1939 in Heltonville, Indiana to the late Ralph & Laverne Todd and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the age of 80.

John was a United States Army Veteran, having enlisted in 1959, and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. John then married the love of his life, Linda Sue Gyger Todd on September 29, 1960 and they were looking forward to celebrating 59 years together this coming September. John had attended Indiana State University from 1957 – 1960 before being honorably discharged from the Army in 1966. He had spent most of his career in the food service business, had served in various churches in his community throughout his lifetime and was on the board of Polish Christian Ministries for many years as well. He was a loving and devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather that will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, William A. & Leona Todd and Walter & Dessie Norman; brothers, Donald Todd & Bill Todd; and sister, Barbara Todd Bundy.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sue Gyger Todd; daughter, Cindy (Gerry) Warner; son, Bryan (Debbie) Todd; grandchildren, Stephanie (Alex) Elgin, Nathan (Rachel) Warner, Erin Todd and Andrew Todd; great grandchildren, Sophie Elgin, Audrey Elgin and Levi Warner; sisters, Rosemary Manzenberger and Ruth Ballantyne; brother, Jerry Todd; numerous nieces; nephews; and extended family & friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Hickory Valley Baptist Church with Dr. David Kemp officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Services out of state will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at Day and Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, IN (812) 275-3389. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at Day and Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be given to Polish Christian Ministries, in memory of John Todd, checks can be sent to Polish Christian Ministries, 1212 Schucks Road, Bel Air, MD 21025-5008. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold, GA.

Edward Ray

Sept. 11, 1938 — June 12, 2019

Edward Ray, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his residence.

Born September 11, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph and Reba (Ritchison) Ray. He married Ann Henderson Kruchten June 11, 1961 and she preceded him in death January 11, 2014. Ed retired from General Motors and was a graduate of Huron High School. He was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include his son, Kyle (Kim) Ray, of Bedford; and grandsons, Caleb and Eli Ray. His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County 4-H Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Travis Norman

Travis J. Norman, 39, of Norman, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown.

William Conley

William Harrison Conley, 71, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Port William Cemetery.

June 13, 2019

Lucy Schell

Lucy Marie (Hubbard) Schell, 82, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Friday at Dive Cemetery. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

June 12, 2019

Mamie Reynolds

Sept. 14, 1927 — June 09, 2019

Mamie Lavon “Granny” Reynolds, 91, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Born September 14, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dearl and Lucille (Edwards) Cooper. She married Carl E. Reynolds August 21, 1946, and he preceded her in death October 9, 1986. Lavon was a homemaker, a people person and always loved working at the Bookery. She collected many donations for Samaritan’s Purse.

Survivors include her children, Carla Jean (Dan) Gurnette of Woodstock, Illinois, Leetta Joyce (Mark) Cooper of Birdseye and Gregory D. (Connie) Reynolds of Mitchell; ten grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and sister, Joyce Trafton of Lakeland, Florida. Her parents; husband; children, Jacqueline “Jackie” Shelton and Kevin Edward Reynolds; and siblings, Thelma Connerley, Wayne Cooper, Archie Cooper and Roanna J. Reynolds, preceded her in death.

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

Norma Armstrong

Oct. 22, 1934 — June 09, 2019

Norma Gail Armstrong, 84, of Bedford, died at 8:25 pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her residence.

Born October 22, 1934 in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Mitchell and Alice (Jones) Staggs. She married Richard A. Armstrong and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1989. She retired from Herff Jones Jewelry in Indianapolis.

Survivors include a son, Timothy E. Armstrong (Diana), of Avoca; a daughter, Valerie L. Armstrong, of Avoca; a grandson, Erin Cook (Bobbie), of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Jennifer Erwin (Bart), of Lafayette, IN; a great grandson, Shade A. Erwin, of Lafayette, IN; a sister, June Pierce, of Bedford; a brother, Danny Staggs (Beverly), of Oolitic; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Melissa D. Armstrong (in infancy); a son, Richard D. Armstrong, and his wife Sherri; a sister, Eva Anderson; brothers, Dwight and Vollie Staggs.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Friday, June 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Harold White

March 25, 1938 — June 09, 2019

Harold “Dean” White, 81, of Rockville, and formerly of Heltonville, passed away Sunday, June 9 peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born March 25, 1938 in Lawrence County, Indiana to the late Olin White and Ruth Terrill White. His wife of 50 years, Vickie Reynolds White, whom he married February 1, 1969 in Bedford, Indiana, survives. Dean graduated from Rockville High School in 1957.  He was a telephone repairman with AT&T, originally Indiana Bell, where he worked for 37 years.

After he retired he continued to install phone lines and satellite dishes for many years. He attended Otterbein Methodist Church in Bellmore. He was a member of the AT&T Telephone Pioneers of America, the Montezuma Chapter #537 Order of Eastern Star and Past Master of Parke Lodge #8 of Rockville.  Dean enjoyed reminiscing about his younger days. He loved to hunt and fish with his boys. He also enjoyed maintaining a well groomed lawn as well as his gardening.

Survivors include his children, Doug (Jerri) White and Diane (Jeff) Ivan both of Phoenix, Arizona; Brad (Kim) White of Rosedale and Kent (Leah) White of West Lafayette; a sister Kay (John) Timm of Rockville; seven grandchildren, Olivia Ivan, Dominic Ivan, Grace White, Madeline White, Ashley (Zach) Norman, Kristin (Tyler) Busenbark and Thomas Soltermann; three great-grandchildren, Sophia, Emma and Isabella Norman; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Debra Lou White; siblings, David (Cheryl) White Fleetwood, Edna (Keith) Parr, Dewey (Darlene) White and infant bothers, Leroy and Walter.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, June 15, at Gooch Funeral in Rockville with David Armstrong officiating. Inurnment will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Memorial visitation is from 12 noon until 2:00 pm Saturday at Gooch Funeral Home. Memorials, should friends so desire, can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278 in his memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.

John Combs

Oct. 08, 1933 — June 02, 2019

John W. Combs, 85, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Ocala, FL.

John was born on October 8, 1933 in Maumee, IN. He was the son of John and Lilly Combs. He was a 1951 graduate of Clearspring High School and worked for General Motors in Bedford, IN. John was a Methodist. He served in the US Army and he was a Mason. He was a die-hard Hoosier basketball fan. He moved to Florida in 1994 and resided in Clermont, Florida for the past 5 years.

He is survived by his brother Tom Combs, Seymour, IN; his son, Wally Combs (Judy), Clermont, FL; grandson, Maxwell Combs (Claire), Jacksonville, NC; granddaughter, Madison Adkins (Austin), La Vergne, TN; and step- granddaughter, Katie Stark, Clermont, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Clyde; his sisters Carrie, Kathleen and Carolyn.

Visitation for John will be at Day and Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, IN on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Burial to follow at Robertson Cemetery, Norman, IN.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of John Combs to the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida (www.mbi.ufl.edu or call 352-273-7986).

Fred Edwards

Fred Earl Edwards, 90, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Nov. 17. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Friday at Huron Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 11, 2019

Norma Armstrong

Norma Gail (Staggs) Armstrong, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

June 10, 2019

Deloris Hawkins

Sept. 07, 1925 — June 06, 2019

Deloris J. Hawkins, age 93, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at I.U. Health Bedford.

Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise and was a homemaker. She loved learning about family history and crocheting. Born on September 7, 1925 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Stanley Robert and Isis Murphy Prewitt, both of whom preceded her in death. On June 6, 1945, in Indianapolis, she married Grover Lee Hawkins and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1996.

Survivors include one son, Rickey Lee (Sandra K.) Hawkins of Norman; daughter-in-law, Nancy A. Hawkins of Bedford; and grandchildren, Aaron Lee Hawkins, Koty Allen Hawkins, Brandi Lutes Brelage, Kyle Lutes and Scott Lutes. Deloris was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dana Jean Hawkins Zaring; one son, Donald Earl Hawkins; a grandson, Blake Matthew Zaring; and two brothers, George Sheldon Prewitt and Kenneth Earl Prewitt.

Funeral services for Deloris J. Hawkins will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., and from noon until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Liberty Cemetery, Brownstown. Memorials may be given to Tabernacle of Praise or Liberty Cemetery. Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com

June 09, 2019

Donald Smith

March 18, 1933 — June 07, 2019

Donald E. Smith, 86, of Mitchell, passed away on Friday June 7, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at his residence.

He was born in Washington County on March 18, 1933 to Robert and Dora (Phipps) Smith. He attended Campbellsburg Schools. Donald married Berndette J. Mundy in 1966 and she survives. Donald retired from Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell. He was a member of the Mitchell First Church of God and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228.

Survivors include his wife, Berndette J. Smith of Mitchell; children, Charlena Smith of Orleans, Kyle Thralls (Todd) Fugate of Newburgh, Kenny (Beth Ross) Thralls of Bedford and Donald D. Smith of Orleans; two sisters, Eva Lou Bottorff of Elletsville and Patty Little of Salem; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Laverne Smith; two children, Tony White and Christina Harris.

Funeral services will be on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Dr. Bob Courson and Rev. Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Visitation will be from Noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Monday June 10, 2019.

June 08, 2019

Hugh Gresham

July 30, 1930 — June 06, 2019

Hugh Franklin Gresham, 88, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 30, 1930, in Lawrenceport, he was the son of David Earl and Myrtle Elizabeth (Smith) Gresham. He married Georgia M. Neal August 9, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 9, 1999, after 51 years of marriage. Hugh retired from Mitchell Transport, Inc. in 1986. He was a Polled Hereford farmer, school bus driver and a woodworker. Hugh was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Survivors include his daughters, Brenda (Mark) McCammon of Mitchell, Carolyn (Jack) Zeeks of Mitchell and Jody (Ted) Powell of Bloomington; grandchildren, Michelle (Steve) Tincher, Lori (Troy) Hess, David (Courtney) Zeeks, Tracy Zeeks, Natalie (John) Tritle and Nicole (Aaron) White; great grandchildren, Ashton Melvin, Alyssa Duncan, Holly Hess, Hilary Hess, Cayden Zeeks, Olyvia Zeeks, Maizey Zeeks, Tucker Tritle, Ava White and Cooper White; great great grandchildren, Kharson Kern and Kambreyah Baker; special caregiver, Ashton Melvin. His parents; wife; and siblings, Ralph Gresham, Blanche Hays and Donald Gresham, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Ashton Melvin, Troy Hess, Steve Tincher, Aaron White, John Tritle, David Zeeks and Tracy Zeeks. Memorial Gifts: Marion Township Rural Fire Department or White River Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Patricia Sears

Patricia Sears, 58, of Bedford, died Wednesday. No visitation or service is planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 07, 2019

Shannon Sullivan

April 26, 1994 — June 03, 2019

Shannon Sullivan, 25, of Paoli, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019.

Born April 26, 1994 in Dubois County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Joe and Sandy (Adams) Allen. She married Robert Sullivan and he survives. She was a graduate of Shoals High School and was a homemaker. She was a free spirit and could make anyone laugh with her infectious personality.

Shannon is survived by her husband, Robert Sullivan of Bedford; daughter, Kingsley Sullivan; mother, Sandy Allen of Paoli; sister, Brandy (Steph Parrish) Allen; two aunts, Darnell (BB) Adams, Charlotte Mikulec; cousin, Cory Mikulec. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Allen; son, Nijah Sullivan; grandparents, Jane and Charles Allen, Ethel and Darrell Adams.

Funeral services will be at Noon on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the service hour on Monday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee to help offset funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Mark Speer

June 04, 1957 — May 25, 2019

Mark “Basic” Edward Speer, 61, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Bloomington.

Born in Bedford on June 4, 1957, to Edward and Maxine(Piatt) Speer. He was a lifelong resident of Bedford working for Ed Speer & Sons Construction and Sadable Windows & Doors.

He is survived by a daughter, Samantha (Wes) VanHentenryck, Bloomfield; and son, David Speer, Bloomington; grandsons, Traven Speer, Bedford and Wyatt VanHentenryck, Bloomfield; brother, Gregory (Dorothy) Speer, Monroe, Michigan; and sister, Tammara Speer, Bedford; and nephew, William Hoggard, Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends are encouraged to come to a celebration of Mark’s life which is being held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Community Church Annex building in Bedford.

June 06, 2019

Janet Bellush

Sept. 09, 1937 — June 04, 2019

Janet Sue Bellush, 81, of Bedford, died at 9:50 am on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House.

Born September 9, 1937 in Bedford, she was the daughter of South F. and Ada Jane (Shields) Bellush. She was a 1956 graduate of Bedford High School. Janet retired from Visteon. Her greatest love was her family who also loved her dearly.

Survivors include her siblings, Johann Klumpp of Bedford, John D. Bellush and wife Becky of Indianapolis, Jerri Anderson and husband Bill of Bedford, Jim D. Bellush and wife Dianne of Bedford; nieces and nephews, David Klumpp (Diane), Kevin Klumpp (Nancy), Joe Klumpp, Brian Payne (Shari), Beth Washel, Kris Bellush (Jon), Karen Harmon (Mike), JT Bellush (Stacey), Michael Bellush (Jessica); several great nieces and nephews; and two close friends, Marie Stancombe and Karen Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother-in-law, Gus Klumpp.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 pm noon on Saturday, June 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

R. Rainey

Feb. 25, 1952 — June 03, 2019

R. Dale Rainey, 67, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 25, 1952 in Bedford, he was the son of Richard Dale and Phyllis (Henderson) Rainey. He married Donna Thompson on May 26, 2008, and she survives. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1970 where he was a member of the basketball team and a graduate of Lincoln Tech. Dale worked at Kaiser Aluminum, Ford Visteon, Monroe County School System, and had a lifelong passion for his mowing business. He was on the board of trustees at the Springville West Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife Donna, of Bloomington; step-daughter, Trisha (Chris) Holmes, of Maryland, and their children, Caroline and Clayton Holmes; one sister, Janet (Frank) Basinger; one brother, Greg (Pam) Rainey, of Springville; one niece, Mindy Rainey, of Springville; great- nephew, Brayden; great- niece, Kylee; two step- granddaughters, Julie and Jessica; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pat; and son, Ron.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Bro. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springville West Cemetery, In memory of Dale Rainey. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Kenneth Atchison

Dec. 30, 1941 — June 04, 2019

Kenneth Eugene Atchison, 77, formerly of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his daughter’s residence.

Born December 30, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hubert and Georgia (White) Atchison. Kenneth had been employed at Carpenter Body Works, Hughes Aircraft in California, and was district manager for Kocolene Oil Corporation. He enjoyed fishing, squirrel and mushroom hunting, frog gigging, euchre and NASCAR races. Kenneth was U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his children, Linda (Troy) Axsom of Bedford, Kenneth (Debera) Atchison of Greensburg, Melissa Atchison of Florida, Tori Simpson of Bedford, Travis Atchison of Mitchell, and Josh (Allison) Atchison of Bedford; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and siblings, Roland “Peanut” Atchison of Mitchell and Dorothy (Don) Carroll of Mitchell. His parents and brothers, John Atchison and James “Otto” Atchison, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Reverend Lewis Williams will officiate. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Jo (Allen) Sullivan, 25, of Paoli, died Monday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-noon Monday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is noon Monday at the funeral home.

Ruth Roberts

Ruth Ann (Chase) Roberts, 76, of Seymour, died Tuesday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 1 p.m. June 22 at the mortuary.

June 05, 2019

Betty Lindley

June 06, 1933 — June 03, 2019

Betty J. Lindley, age 85 years, a long time resident of Shoals, passed Monday morning at the Bliss House in Bedford, where she most recently resided.

Mrs. Lindley was born in Seville, Ohio on June 6, 1933 to Frank and Lula (Ensinger) Haldiman.  It was in Seville that Betty graduated from Seville High School and married her husband, Carl Vernon Lindley on March 3, 1953.  Carl preceded Betty in death in 2001.

While living in Shoals, Betty was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, attending the church for over 50 years.  Mrs. Lindley also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and the Shoals American Legion Auxiliary.  She was the former owner of the Busy Bee Cafe. In latter years, she was employed at Crane NAD, retiring in 1974.  She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Daviess Community Hospital and at the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Marcy and husband, Tracy, Pride of Washington, IN; and Judy and husband, Jon, Heichelbech of Bedford.  Also two grandchildren, Jamie and her husband, Scott, Nikirk of Bedford and Adam and wife, Jill, Heichelbech of Bloomington.  There are four great grandchildren, Kaden, Allison, Elijah and Hudson Nikirk all of Bedford. One sister survives, Phyllis and husband, Roy, Ramsier of Rittman, Ohio. Mrs. Lindley is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Sylvia Bauer, Tressa Rufener, Nina Rufener, Marie Gasser and Bill and Fred Haldiman.

Betty’s family has planned a Memorial Service to be held Sunday, June 9, at 4:00 PM, to be at the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne- George Family Funeral Homes.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are encouraged to the Martin County Humane Society, 507 N. Oak Street, Loogootee 47553, or the White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, In 47421.

Ralph Brosmer

Ralph H. Brosmer, 72, of Bedford, died Saturday. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Janet Bellush

Janet Bellush, 81, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 04, 2019

Ronald Sproles

Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Sproles, 76, of Bedford, died Friday. A celebration of life will be held later at the Heltonville Christian Church.

June 03, 2019

Rosalie Roberts

March 11, 1928 — May 30, 2019

Rosalie June Roberts, 91, of Bedford, died at 12:05 pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at her residence.

Born March 11, 1928 in Bedford, she was the daughter of John R. and Lela (Johnson) Brooking. She married Kenneth F. Roberts on January 17, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 1, 1994. She had been a medical assistant for over forty years in the offices of Drs. Allen, Morrow, Childress and Duncan. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda K. Roberts of Mason, OH; a son, Mark Roberts of Ludlow, KY; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Shirley McMunn of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Karen Ann Roberts on June 30, 2017.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Tuesday, June 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Spring Mill State Park, attention Mark Young, P.O. Box 376, Mitchell, IN 47446. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Betty Horner

Nov. 15, 1926 — May 31, 2019

Betty Rose Hackney Horner, 92, died at 11:30 pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born November 15, 1926 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmo and Eula (Nowling) Hackney. She married Harry M. “Buck” Horner on May 17, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 25, 1991. She retired in 1988 from the Medora Plastic Factory. Betty was a member of the Fort Ritner United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary #33.

Survivors include one son, Mike Horner and wife Rita of Leesville; one daughter, Vickie Daulton of Bedford; four grandchildren, Brent Trueblood and Elizabeth of Bedford, Jennifer Riley and husband Neil of Bedford, Jessica Wesner and husband Brandon of Leesville, and Brooke Horner-Hayes and husband Erick of Leesville; eleven great grandchildren, Tyler Trueblood and wife Danielle, Scotty (Amy), Brenten and wife Abigail, and Kaeden Trueblood, Emily, Olivia, and Abby Riley, Taylor and Clayton Wesner, and Chandler and Harryson Hayes; three great great grandchildren, Treyten, Garrison and Madelyn Trueblood; one brother, Dick Hackney and wife Sue of Fort Ritner.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Billie Hackney; one sister, Genevieve Thompson; one brother-in-law, Ralph “Dew” Thompson; and a son-in-law Bobby Daulton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. IN lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Dixon Chapel Cemetery fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Brian Hackney

Oct. 15, 1958 — May 31, 2019

Brian Dean Hackney, 60, of Orleans, passed away May 31, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 15, 1958, the son of Fred Hackney and Nancy (Lawson) Carr-Kenny. He was employed at JSI in Orleans. He was a member of the Labor’s Union Local 741 in Bloomington. He was a graduate of the Mitchell High School class of 1976. He also enjoyed doing automotive paint.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Sweet (Adam) of Paoli and Dustin Austin of Bedford; four grandchildren, Serenity, Bert, Alivia and Kip Dean; one sister, Lynn Bradley (Tracy) of McCormick, SC; and one brother, David Carr of Judah. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Allen Hackney.

The funeral will be June 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Johnny Johnson

May 09, 1944 — May 31, 2019

Johnny Johnson, 75, is now happy in Heaven. He transitioned into glory at 4:44 am on Friday, May 31, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his wife and children.

Born May 9, 1944 in Buckhorn, KY, he was the son of Floyd and Mary (White) Johnson. He married Karen Kasler on June 5, 1966 and she survives. Johnny lived in Indiana as a small child then moved to Grundy, VA where he graduated from Mountain Mission High School in 1962. Following high school, he attended Kentucky Christian College where he received his Bachelors of Science in Theology and later a Masters degree of Theology. He had a love for learning and continued his education throughout his life, attending classes at several universities.

Johnny began work in the ministry at the age of 18 and continued to minister all over the world including mission work in China and the Phillipines. His passion was the Pictorial Life of Christ which he translated into 4 different languages. He touched many people and brought countless souls to Christ. Johnny ministered at Dive Christian Church for 38 years and was a true servant to God. He loved horses, his old cars, nature and people.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Bedford; their children, Mary Alice Johnson Manley, of Bedford, Jimmy Lee Johnson and wife, Meleah, of Campbellsburg, Sandy Kay Scherschel and husband, Dale, Stephen Floyd Johnson and wife, Aurora and Bethany Ann Baker, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Garrett, Lucas and wife, Lindsey, Kylee, Nick, Wyatt, Maya, Emily, Paul, Joel, Seth, Alexia, Kennedy, and Jace; two brothers, Fred and Lonnie Johnson; two sisters, Nettie Scott and Alice Neace; several nieces and nephews; numerous children he and Karen helped to raise throughout the years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Frank, Joe and Paul Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with his sons, Jimmy and Stephen officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, June 3rd and from 9:30 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, June 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Johnny’s wish is for memorial contributions be made to Pictorial Life of Christ Ministry (IBI). Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Carolyn Jones

Feb. 26, 1952 — May 31, 2019

Carolyn Fay Jones, 67, Bedford, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Garden Villa.

Carolyn was born in Bedford February 26, 1952 to Cecil Allen and Elsie Grace (Harrell) Jones. Her hobbies were reading and collecting genealogy information for over 40 years; she has over 100,000 names in her database and assembled Lawrence County Cemetery Memorial Books for over 20 years. She was a member of Mundell Christian Church, Flatwood Neighbors Club, Eastern Star (Leesville Chapter), I.U. Alumni and an active member of the Brewer and Hawkins Reunion. She went on a Christian mission to Haiti, held a number of accounting positions, was a postal carrier for 11 years and was a landlord.

She is survived by her sister Cynthia Denniston; nephews Todd Denniston and Reid Denniston; nieces Grace (Tyson) George and April Basinger; great nieces Allison Denniston, Cheyan Clements and Cassidy Clements. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Cecilia Sue (John) Basinger; brothers Gerald Jones and Gregory Jones.

Visitation will be from 2-8pm Wednesday and from 11am until service time at 1pm Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Mundell Christian Church Cemetery with Bro. Walter Hunter officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Vascular Cures, National Kidney Foundation or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

June 02, 2019

Myrna Gould

Oct. 24, 1941 — May 31, 2019

Myrna “Kay” Gould, 77, of Judah, died at 3:15 pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born October 24, 1941 in Guthrie, she was the daughter of Earl R. and Flossie (Wint) Southern. She married Dale R. Gould on September 26, 1959 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2013. She had worked at South Haven Coil and Extruded Alloys, and then retired from PRD. Kay was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include one son, Loren Gould and wife Janine of Bedford; one daughter, Teresa Spires and husband Jerry of Bedford; five grandchildren, Justin Spires, Jesse Spires and wife Jeri, Jacey Chastain and husband Corey, Kali Gould; and Matt Reynolds and wife Cassey; six great grandchildren, Kayne and Hayden Spires, Cutler and Hunter Chastain, Layne and Loren Reynolds; two brothers, Larry Southern and wife Barbara of Williams and David Southern and wife Carol of Bedford; one sister, Diana Walton-Lintz and husband Bob of Orleans. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one grandson, Loren Gould.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, June 3rd at Green Hill Cemetery with Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Day & Carter Mortuary on Monday, June 3rd.

Betty Horner

Betty Rose Hackney Horner, 92, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Johnny Johnson

Johnny Johnson, 75, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

June 01, 2019

James Kelly

James Floyd “Jim” Kelly, 60, of Bedford died Monday.  No services are planned.  Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Rosalie Roberts

Rosalie June (Brooking) Roberts, 91, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Mortuary.

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