Obituaries — June 2020

June 30, 2020

Darrell Lee Smith

June 19, 1939 — June 29, 2020

Darrell Lee Smith born June 19, 1939 in Bridgeport, Illinois went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2020 at the age of 81. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1956. Darrell spent many years working with Indiana County Highway Departments. He was the former owner of CPI Supply in Bedford, Indiana and was currently working with his son-in-law at E3 Bridge.

He met and married the love of his life, Cindy Campbell Smith, in November 1968. They had a love like no other. They were blessed to have 4 children. Tammy Smith McCall (Greg) of Lawrenceburg, KY, Steven Douglas Smith (deceased), Brian James Smith (Cindy) of St. Simons Island, GA and Dana Lea Smith Martin (Sam) of Springville, Indiana.

Darrell enjoyed the love and entertainment of his 8 grandchildren; Claire McCall Osbourne (Nick), Rachel McCall, Bryce Martin, Abbey Smith Frederick (Dan), Cody Martin, Devyn Martin, Tyler Smith and Ethan Smith, along with 4 great grandchildren; Nolan, Lydia and Wade Osbourne and Callie Grace Martin.

Darrell was a long-time member of Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford and was a current member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Bloomington, IN. He showed love to everyone he met. To know him was to love him, and his laugh and zest for life was magnetic. He was a true man of God and spent his last days making sure others knew the importance of a life with Christ. We know he is celebrating in heaven today with the many friends and loved ones that have gone before him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Beatrice Smith; his son Stevie; his sisters Pearl Ready, Margie Perry, Marie Wolfe and brothers Ralph Smith, Gene Smith and Bud Smith. He is survived by his wife Cindy, his sister Carolyn Parrott, his 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

We are not sad for him, but for us. Thank you for your example on this earth and we will continue your work here on earth until we all are together again for eternity.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 2nd 4 pm to 9 pm at Sherwood Oaks Bedford Campus. Funeral services will be Friday, July 3rd at 1:00 Pm with short time of visitation before service starting at 12 Noon. No graveside service will be observed. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made through donations to the Men’s Warming Shelter of Bedford, IN.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements

Mary Lou Hobson

Sept. 04, 1937 — June 28, 2020

Mary Lou Hobson, 82, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born September 4, 1937 in French Lick, she was the daughter of Harvey and Nova (Atkins) Leonard. She married Charles H. Hobson on December 1, 1956 and he preceded her in death on August 29, 2005. Mary Lou graduated from French Lick High School in 1955 and worked for Indiana Bell as a telephone operator. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary Lou was of the Christian faith and a member of the Beechwood Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Mike Hobson and wife, Shana, of Fayetteville; a daughter, Becky (Hobson) Flick and husband, Al, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Amber (Hobson) McIntyre and husband, Jeff, of Bedford; a grandson, Justin Hobson and wife, Tiffany, of Fayetteville; four great grandchildren, Kade and Kallie McIntyre, of Bedford and Kane and Kash Hobson, of Fayetteville; two nieces, Gari Kenworthy and husband, Joe, of Terre Haute and Lisa Drabing, of Texas; a nephew, Jack Grant Leonard, Jr., of Alabama; two step-sisters, Mickey Clements, of Bloomington and Linda Wells, of French Lick; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Leonard, of French Lick.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Leonard; her mother, Nova Walls; her step-father, Charles Walls; her husband, Charles Hobson; two brothers, Gary Max and Jack G. Leonard.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, July 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at I.U. Hospice for their dedication and professionalism in taking care of Mary Lou. We will be forever grateful.

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

Elizabeth Ann Blackburn

Dec. 05, 1951 — June 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth Z. Ransom

March 29, 1943 — June 28, 2020

Pastor Kenneth Z. Ransom, 77, of Bedford passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his residence.

Born March 29, 1943 in Jeffersonville and raised in Doolittle Mills, IN he was the son of Shelby and Iola (Saddler) Ransom. He married Deborah “Debby” Holmes at the Avoca Baptist Church on August 4, 1967 and she survives.

Pastor Ken was a graduate of Oil Township High School with the class of 1961. After high school he received his Batchelor’s Degree at Oakland City University and went on to get his Master’s Degree at Indiana University.

Pastor Ken retired as Senior Pastor of Crossroads Community Church after 40 years of ministry and was a schoolteacher and coach in the North Lawrence Community Schools. During his teaching career he taught at Needmore High School, Bedford-North Lawrence High School, Needmore Elementary, Fayetteville Elementary and Springville Elementary Schools.

Surviving in addition to his wife Debby Ransom are: son, Barry (Jennifer) Ransom; daughter, Missy (Jeff Key) Simpson; grandchildren, Ashlé (Derrick) Stalder, Scotty (Amanda) Simpson, Grant Simpson, Lizzy (Griffin) Williams, Gabbie (Andrew) Carrico, Noah Ransom, and Reiken Isom; siblings, Ed Ransom, Linda Gibson and Roberta Gibson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Ransom.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Crossroads Community Church with Brother Jeff Williams & Pastor Lyndon Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-8 P.M. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Crossroads Community Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

John Cecil Knight

July 05, 1931 — June 28, 2020

John Cecil Knight, 88, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 5, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of John Charles and Ruth (Phillips) Knight.

John retired from General Electric. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. John was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his niece, Gayle (Randy) Terrell of Mitchell, and great nieces and nephews.

His parents; siblings, Frederick Eugene Knight, Leslie Knight, and Helen Knight, and great nieces, Leslie Chambers, Eva Knight, and Terri Knight, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

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

John J. Sehr

Jan. 27, 1934 — June 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marilyn Sullivan

Marilyn Sullivan, 80, of Bedford, died Monday, June 29. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

June 29, 2020

Mason Cole Garvey

Oct. 27, 2010 — June 25, 2020

Mason Cole Garvey went to Heaven on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the young age of 9 after his brave, hard-fought battle with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. He was a resident of Bargersville.

Mason was born Oct. 27, 2010, in Indianapolis and recently finished third grade at Pleasant Grove Elementary.

Mason was a sports fanatic. If he could be on the court or on the field — he would be! If he wasn’t playing sports, he was watching them. Mason loved watching the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Hoosiers, both from the stands and on TV.

Mason will be forever loved and missed by his loving parents, Heather and Kevin Garvey; his little sister, Kinley; maternal grandparents, Reny and Linda Burgi; paternal grandparents, John and Konnie Schlechte and Mike and Cheryl Garvey; his favorite Aunt, Leslie; and countless others that he inspired or impacted throughout his life.

To honor Mason’s love for sports, please wear your favorite team apparel, team colors or Mason’s favorite color — red — to the visitation from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 South State Road 135, Greenwood.

The celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Stones Crossing Church, 7000 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, with additional visitation there from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Please share condolences and pictures at www.ghherrmann.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mason can be made to the Tyler Trent Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research. https://cicf.kimbia.com/tylertrent

In an effort to keep all those that loved Mason safe, including the many families who are continuing their fight against cancer, the family kindly requests masks be worn to both the visitation and services.

Rhea Annette Williams

Jan. 25, 1949 — June 26, 2020

Rhea Annette Williams, 71, of Orleans, passed away at 11:47 PM on June 26, 2020 at her home.

She was born January 25, 1949 in Bedford, IN, the daughter of James Kenneth and Violet Louise (McClintock) Magner. She married Rex Williams on March 21, 1970 and he survives.

She was a member of the Orleans Christian Church. She was formally a member of Phi-Beta Si. She owned the Orleans Flower Shop for several years. She graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1967 and from Northwood University.

She is survived by her husband of Orleans; one daughter, Paige Annette Williams of Orleans, one grandson, Ryan Noble Williams of Orleans; one sister, Terry Lou (Van) Boner of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Wilber Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans School System.

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

June 28, 2020

Floyd Emery Underwood

May 14, 1929 — June 22, 2020

Floyd Emery Underwood, age 91, formerly of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, Florida. He was born May 14, 1929 in Bedford, Indiana.

He graduated from Shawswick High School. Floyd had worked at Bloomington Crushed Stone. He was the son of the late Raleigh Underwood and Lillie (White) Underwood. Floyd married Eunice Waldon on July 2, 1966 and acquired a new welcoming family. Eunice passed away on June 3, 2001. He met his companion Beverly Henrichon from Florida and has lived in Englewood, FL with her for the past 17 years.

Floyd was a family man and always there to help whenever needed. He loved all kinds of racing — NASCAR, Sprint card, and go-carts. Over the years he attended many sporting activities that involved his family members. He was a long-time St. Louis Cardinals fan and if he didn’t attend he was “glued to the tube” when they played. He also enjoyed going to or watching Indiana University basketball. In his later years while in Florida he became an excellent wood carver earning many awards and ribbons. He was a member of the Charlotte County Wood Carvers, Myakka River Wood Carvers, North Port Wood Carvers, and Cultural Center Wood Carvers.

Floyd is survived by a son, Terry (LeeAnne) Underwood of Monticello, IN; grandsons, Nathan and Daniel Underwood; great-grandson, Thomas Underwood; great-granddaughter, Lillie Underwood; along with numerous step-children and their families. Floyd is also survived by one sister, Mabel Reikes-Johnson of Punta Gorda, Florida.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence, Raymond, and Albert; and one sister, Elizabeth May.

Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bloomington Animal Shelter, 3410 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

June 27, 2020

Cindy A. Vance

Dec. 24, 1971 — June 25, 2020

Cindy A. Vance, 48, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born December 24, 1971 in Bedford, she was the daughter of James and Joy (Fitzgerald) Hatfield. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her father, James Hatfield and step-mother, Patty, of Bedford; her fiancé, John Turner; five children, Jessica Bullock (Mark Conrad), of Clarksville, Kayla Bobbs (Dustin Carron), of Bedford, T.J. Bobbs, of Missouri, Kim and Sonya Hughes, of Florida; four grandchildren, Jake Carron, Caleb Carron, Sophia Carron, and Hadleigh Smith; a sister, Tesa Bunch, of Bedford; a brother, Darrin Hatfield (Khah), of Seymour; step-sister, Jessica Corbin (Rob), of Bedford; two step-brothers, Stevie and T.J. Canada, both of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.

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

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

Dorothy E. Nelson

Aug. 19, 1918 — June 25, 2020

Dorothy E. Nelson, 101, of Bedford and formerly of Winslow, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on June 25 at the home of her daughter.

Born August 19, 1918 in Rockford, Illinois she was the daughter of Jesse and Esther Finch. She married Howard Nelson on March 9, 1935 and he preceded her in death in December of 1994.

Dorothy was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and enjoyed working where needed. She even helped wash dishes at a dinner when she was 100. When she lived at Winslow, she taught adult and children’s Sunday school classes. When she and her husband lived in Florida during the winter, she prepared Bible school material so she would be ready to direct and teach Bible school when she returned to Winslow. While living in Florida they attended church and helped where they were needed especially in their church school.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Froggy); son, Harry; daughter-in-law, Jan; brother, Bob Finch; and her parents, Esther (Reavis) and Jesse Finch.

She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Nelson) Kimbley of Bedford; grandsons, Tim Nelson (Joanne DeKemper) of Princeton; Rusty Nelson of Winslow; Joe (Cynthia) Nelson; and great-grandchildren, Mya and Austen Nelson of French Lick; brother, Charles (Jackie) Finch of Evansville; sister-in-law, Mary Finch of Avon; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be graveside services at Sunset Cemetery in Winslow, Indiana at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 29, 2020 with Pastor Mick Finch, her nephew, and Pastor Stephen Carter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Englewood Baptist Church, in memory of Dorothy.

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

Arrangements are being entrusted by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Terri Jo Carmichael

Dec. 16, 1962 — June 25, 2020

Terri Jo Carmichael, 57 of Paoli, Indiana passed away Thursday June 25, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital. She was born December 16, 1962 in Salem, Indiana to Glen and Martha Andis Carmichael.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Terri attended Paoli Christian Church. She was a loving mother and friend. Terri enjoyed encouraging everyone she met.

She worked at Paoli INC., Kimball, Wabash, and JSI.

Survivors include her Mother: Martha Andis Howard, Paoli, Indiana, Sons: Coen (Robin) McFarland of Bedford, Indiana, Kyle McFarland of Mitchell, Indiana, Seth (Karlie) Anderson of Paoli, Indiana, Brothers: Doug (Mary Ann) Carmichael of Orleans, Indiana, Greg Carmichael of Springville, Indiana, Aaron (Kerry) Carmichael of Indianapolis, Indiana, Sisters: Glenda (Marlin) Campbell of Paoli, Indiana, Patty Carmichael of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stepbrothers: Mark, Mike, Jim, and Kerry Hobson, Stepsisters: Teresa DeBarr, Carrie Smith, and Sara Meinhart, Grandchildren: Abigail, Maddex, Molly, Magnolia, Tate, Eli, Bryce, Kasper, and Teirnee McFarland and Hailey, Brooklyn, and Nevaeh Anderson.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday June 30, 2020 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell St. Paoli, IN 47454. Visitation will be Monday June 29, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home and from 11:00 AM until time of service on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Paoli Community Cemetery.

Pastor Gary Swick will officiate.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Richard D. Lagle II

June 04, 1959 — June 20, 2020

Richard D. Lagle II age 61 of Bedford passed away on Saturday June 20, 2020 at 12:13 PM at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on June 4, 1959 to Richard Lagle, Sr. and Eldeana (Rogers) Lagle. Richard was a truck driver; he loved to play golf and collect baseball cards.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Lagle of Bedford and Ricky Lagle, III of Wisconsin, one brother, Greg Lagle of Tennessee, one sister, Sheila Lagle of Bloomington, nephew and caregiver, Timmy Lagle of Bedford, his companion, Melissa Reef, and five grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Rita and Sherry

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

June 26, 2020

Ned William Rosenberger

Nov. 24, 1936 — Jan. 23, 2020

Ned William Rosenberger, 83, San Diego, California, passed away on Jan. 23, 2020.

Born in Lawrence County on Nov. 24, 1936, he was the son of Clarence Lovell “Buck” and Mary (Brooks) Rosenberger.  He married Lonnie Hopkins of Los Angeles, and she preceded him in death in 2001.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ned was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Butler University, and a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Boston University. He was employed at Los Angeles Pierce College in the Drama Department as a stage technician, retiring in 1999.

Surviving are his sons, Eben and Caleb of San Diego, California; his twin brother, Ted (Pat) Rosenberger of Goshen, Ohio; brother, Jon (Jarita) Rosenberger of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; wife; and sister, Levell Sue McMahon, preceded him in death.

His ashes will be scattered at a later date at the home site where he was raised, at Tarry Park, near Bedford.

Clinton Arthur Roberts

Oct. 18, 1930 — April 12, 2020

Clinton Arthur Roberts age 89 of French Lick passed away on April 12, 2020 at Springs Valley Meadows.

He was born in Orange County to Clinton and Ella Roberts on October 18, 1930. Clint served in the US Army as a paratrooper, served in the US Marine Corps as a Sargent and the Indiana National Guard for a total of eleven years. During his service he served in Korea earning a Purple heart, Bronze Star, Korean service medal and Presidential Commendation Medal, He was also a prisoner of War. Clint was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Marine Corps Auxiliary Club.

After serving his country, Clint held various jobs including running a truck stop in Salem, managing several hotels and working in security. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by two sisters, Vickie of Indianapolis and Betty of Bloomington, one son, Tony Roberts, Clint married Violet Holt Roberts and they were married for 55 years until his death.

He was preceded in death by five step-children, and survived by three step-children, Judy Wilson of Liberty, Kentucky, Ronnie Jones of French Lick and Debbie Smith of Shoals, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

Clinton’s cremains will be laid to rest with his wife Violet Roberts on Monday June 29, 2020 at 1:00 Pm at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Cresthaven Funeral

Violet Marie Roberts

March 29, 1927 — June 24, 2020

Violet Marie Roberts age 93 of French Lick passed away on June 24, 2020 at Springs Valley Meadows.

She was born in Martin County to Ernest and Ellie (Gilbert) Holt on March 29, 1927. Through the years she worked several jobs including running a truck stop in Salem, working at Crane, and she was a nurse’s aid at Loogootee Nursing Center, she was also a homemaker.

Violet married Harry Jones at the age of sixteen during their marriage Violet and Harry had eight children. Five of their children preceded in death, William Eugene, Kenneth Ray, Donna Lee, Sandra Sue and Connie Lou, surviving children are Judy Reynolds of Liberty, Kentucky, Ronnie Jones of French Lick, Debbie Smith of Shoals. Violet and Harry were married nearly 20 years. Violet remarried on May 29, 1965 to Clinton A. Roberts, they were married 55 years until Clint’s death. Violet had 27 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Violet touched many lives and she will truly be missed.

Funeral services will be held on Monday June 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Brenda Kay Hawkins

Oct. 25, 1952 — June 25, 2020

Brenda Kay Hawkins, 67, of Bedford passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Garden Villa.

Born October 25, 1952 in Fort Ritner, she was the daughter of John Russell and May Maxine (Collier) Daulton.

She married Robert “Bob” Hawkins on March 13, 1976 and he survives.

Brenda was a graduate of Bedford High School class of 1970. She worked as an assembler for Cook Medical for over 16 years. Brenda loved crafts and gardening.

She is survived by her father, John Daulton; husband, Bob Hawkins; daughter, Crystal (Anon) Goins; son, Ryan Shane (Priscilla) Hawkins; and six grandchildren, Dakota Potter, Micah Potter, Ellison Goins, Harrison Goins, Shawn Michael Hawkins, Shelby Danielle Hawkins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, May Maxine Daulton.

The family has chosen cremation with no services at this time.

Arrangements are being entrusted by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Roger Sovern

A celebration of Life for Roger Sovern, 75, of Norman, who died Thursday, Nov. 28, will be at 2 p.m. July 4 at 9393 Hunters Creek Road. Bring a covered dish, beverage and your own chair.

June 25, 2020

Barbara Ann Oswalt

Oct. 29, 1942 — June 23, 2020

Barbara Ann Oswalt, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at her residence.

Born Oct. 29, 1942, in Leesville, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Lt. Col. James Hubert and Helen Musette (Boyett) Tirey. She married James T. Oswalt Jr. March 21, 1998.

Barbara was a teacher and school administrator. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Ball State University and her master’s and specialist degrees at Indiana University Bloomington. She had taught at Lincoln Elementary, Fayetteville Elementary and an elementary school in Hawaii. Barbara had served as assistant director of the Special Education Cooperative and as director of the Special Education Cooperative from 1982-2004. She was an organizer and active in Special Olympics, and enjoyed Special Ed children, especially.

Barbara was a Lawrence County Women of Excellence recipient and committee member, and active in community service. She was also a member of Gamma Chapter of Tri Kappa in Bedford, Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Barbara was very creative and enjoyed flower arranging, painting and crafting.

Survivors include her husband, James T. Oswalt Jr. of Mitchell; sons, Bradley Thomas Miller of Plainfield, Daniel Thomas Miller of Bloomington and Andrew Thomas (Kelly) Miller of Plainfield; stepchildren, Alice Oswalt of Bloomington, Rebecca Thacker of Bloomington and Vincent (Jessica) Oswalt of Cumming, Georgia; grandchildren, Mya Miller, Aidan Miller, Vivian Miller, Jade Miller, Logan Miller and Hayden Miller; and step-grandchildren, Sam Hartnagel, Megan Oswalt, Ryan Oswalt and Lenzy Bass.

Her parents; daughter, Pamela Sue Miller; and brothers, James Tirey and Donald Tirey, preceded her in death.

Private graveside service will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Community Foundation — Great Grants Fund.

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

Barbara Ann Scott

Sept. 20, 1977 — June 22, 2020

Barbara Ann Scott, 42 of Paoli, Indiana passed away Monday June 22, 2020 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

She was born September 20, 1977 in Salem, Indiana to Jack Scott and Joy Music Welch.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandfather, Robert Music.

Survivors include: Mother: Joy Music Welch of Paoli, Indiana, Maternal Grandmother: Mary Music of Paoli, Indiana, Daughters: Carrie Ann Moore of Paoli, Indiana, Jasmine Sherwood of Canada, Grandson: Devin Jackson Moore of Paoli, Indiana, Sisters: Donna Scott of Jasper, Indiana, April Sneed of Mitchell, Indiana, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial Services will be Saturday June 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Dilman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell St. Paoli, IN 47454. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until time of service.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Barbara A (Boling) Knight

Barbara A (Boling) Knight, 86, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 23. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

David Crain

David Crain, 77, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 23. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

June 24, 2020

Sally Allen

Aug. 11, 1944 — June 21, 2020

Sally gained her wings Sunday morning at Tennova Hospital in Clarksville, TN. She was residing with her daughter, Stephanie and family after a melanoma diagnosis.

Sally Allen was born to Nellie Sue Tyrrell and Walter “Jack” Allen on August 11, 1944 in Newbury,England. She traveled across the pond at 18 months, aboard the Queen Mary. Her parents and beloved brother, Michael Brown proceeded her in death.

Survivors include, her daughter Stephanie Grissom, and husband Bill, a granddaughter, Victoria, a grandson Kevin Michael, a nephew, Michael Pat Brown and wife Adriana, who she loved with her whole heart, as much as the whole wide world. She graduated from Shawswick High School in 1963, keeping in touch with many, organizing and planning class reunions. After high school she married Charles L. Root on December 1, 1963 for a short time then married Roger R. Inman on August 1, 1970.

She retired from AT&T as an operator, of 24 years. She also volunteered at Dunn Hospital Auxiliary where she was the Pink Lady Gift Shop Manager.

Sally’s passion in life, was her only daughter, Elvis, taking pictures and party planning… not necessarily in that order. She loved bringing people together and making sure every last detail was perfect.

Later in life, she walked into Bedford’s First Christian Church and was active in every way possible. Serving on committees, being a Deacon, visiting the homebound and of course, cooking up everyone’s favorite sweet potato casserole for every dinner, whether it was Easter, Christmas or July 4th.

She was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a momma, a mother in law and a gramma, as well as dearest friend to so many!

She will be loved and missed forever, till we meet again.

Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Judi Early officiating. Burial to follow at Pinhook Cemetery.

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

Shirley Marie Harding

April 27, 1939 — June 20, 2020

Shirley Marie Harding age 81, of Shoals, passed away June 20, 2020 in Washington, Indiana.

She was born April 27, 1939 in Germantown, Ohio to James H. and Stella Marie (Lane) Cornett. She married Larry R. Harding on September 1, 1957 in Shoals and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2020.

She graduated Shoals High School Class of 1957, was a graduate of the House of James Beauty School in Bedford, started her career with Violet’s Beauty Salon in Shoals and then became owner and operator of Shirley & Company. She was also a Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Shirley was a member and Past National President of Psi Iota XI Sorority, a Fourth Day Member of the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus, Charter Member of the Church of the Cross in Shoals, the Martin County Historical Society and the Women’s Study Society.

Survivors include her father, James Cornett of Loogootee; children, Teresa (Brian) Hewitt of Terre Haute, Tami (Chris) Jones of Loogootee, Todd D. Harding of Shoals and Tawni (Brad) Ridgley of Wheatland; grandchildren, Matthew Jones, Joseph (Jennifer) Hewitt, Jordan Smith, Ashley Knight, Molly (Cory) Kassis, Summer Dreiman, Megan (Brandon) Wedding, Robert (Haley) Ridgley and Levi Steinman. Great grandchildren surviving include Mattyson, Mosby and Marly Jones, Ashlyn Dreiman, Gracie Larson, Jackson, Kinnley and Chase Wedding, Gannon and Emmalyn Ridgley, Carter Lawrence Hewitt; sisters, Marilyn Tow of Indianapolis, Becky Truelove of Seymour, Tennessee, Sally Burch of Shoals, Shari Flippins of Santa Claus; and one brother Richard Cornett of Loogootee.

She is preceded in death by her mother, husband, three brothers, Jim, Roger and Randy Cornett, and one sister, Betty Lou Cornett.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Brother Pat Johnson is officiating. Visitation is 12:00 PM until the time of service on Wednesday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Martin County Historical Society and to the Alzheimer Association of Greater Indiana Chapter 50 E 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 In Memory of Shirley Harding.

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

Jill McFarland

April 3, 1934 — June 18, 2020

Jill McFarland, 86, of Bedford passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his residence.

Born April 3, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Oliver and Elsie (Kinder) McFarland.

Jill was a Korean War Army Veteran and worked at the Stone Mill for many years as well as a security guard. He attended Williams Church of Christ. Jill loved the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Surviving are his brother, Bill McFarland and sister, Glenda Jarvis as well as his nieces, nephews, and his friends from Denny’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Kenneth, Robert, Sam and his twin brother, Wilbert “Jack” and two sisters, Edna Young and Barb Newman.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at www.fergusonlee.com

Matricia A. Butler

Aug. 27, 1929 — June 23, 2020

Matricia A. Butler, 90, of Oolitic, passed away at 1:03 am on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born August 27, 1929 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Cecil John and Estus P. (Wells) Keithley. She married Maxwell E. Butler on December 25, 1949 and he preceded her in death on February 14, 2002. She retired from the North Lawrence School System in 1991, having taught in Crete, IL and North Lawrence (Needmore Elementary) for twenty-eight years. During her years of teaching, she was a member of NLEA, ISTA, and a life member of NEA. She was a member of the Oolitic Pentecost Church.

Survivors include two children, Maxwell Steven Butler and Melodee Charlesworth, both of Oolitic; a sister, Mary Ellen Sowders and husband, Heber Jr.; a step-brother, William Bush, Jr., of Louisville, KY.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her step-dad, William Bush; a step-brother, Robert Bush; three step-sisters, Rosemary Jones, Deloris Riley, and Peggy Rocco.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Thursday, June 25th in the Bennett Cemetery with Brother Marty Speer officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that attendees please wear a face mask. In lieu of flowers, consider memorial contributions to be made to the Oolitic Pentecost Church.

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

Alissia DeAnne Inman

Dec. 27, 1973 — June 23, 2020

Alissia DeAnne Inman, 46, of Bedford, passed away at 2:00 am on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

Born December 27, 1973 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Denny and Diane (Galloway) Inman. She was a nurse with I.U. Health Southern Indiana Physicians in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, Monte Bastin, of Bedford; her mother-in-law, Debbie Burton, of Bedford; five children, Samantha Gassaway, Alexandra Gassaway, Danielle Bastin, and Dax Bastin, all of Bedford and Alanis Bastin, of Plainfield; a grandson, Michael, of Plainfield; two brothers, James Inman and Kip Inman and wife, Charity, all of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Thomisa Foddrill and husband, Shane, of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Taylor, Kody, Keaton, Kenley, Levi, Jacob and Luna.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Hayes Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence Co. 4-H.

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

Janet Sue Adams

Dec. 09, 1944 — June 23, 2020

Jan Adams, 75 of Bedford passed away Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 3:40 pm surrounded by her family after a courageous five year battle with ovarian cancer.

Born December 9, 1944 in Bedford, IN she was the daughter of Robert “Bob” and Alice (Mize) Fish. She graduated from Shawswick High School in 1962, and quickly after relocated to Golden, CO where she met the love of her life, Rick Adams. They were united in marriage on September 7, 1967 in Indianapolis. They spent their married life between Bedford, IN and Powell, WY.

Jan was a lifelong farmer raising everything from paint horses to miniature jersey cows to goats and pigeons. She drove a bus for NLCS for 35 years, which allowed her to spend many summers working at Rimrock Ranch in Wyoming. Jan was an avid member of the Bedford First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, Rick, two sons, Bill (Jamie) Adams and Toby (Jessica) Adams, both of Bedford, five grandchildren, Garrett (Haley) McLaughlin, Zoe Adams, Jared Wells, Will Adams, and Cooper Adams all of Bedford, one great granddaughter due in September, and one sister, Vicki Chastain of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Kay Denniston, and infant son Toby Dale.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Bedford First Assembly of God Church at 12:00 pm with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will immediately follow at the Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service. The family has requested guests in attendance wear masks and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider memorial contributions to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. The family would like to thank the staff of SouthernCare Hospice in Bloomington.

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

Mary Lee “Mimi” (Giddings) Mannix

Oct. 13, 1936 — May 15, 2020

Mary Lee “Mimi” (Giddings) Mannix, age 83, of Hanover, entered this life on Oct. 13, 1936, in Fullerton, California. She was the loving daughter of David and Doris Remole Giddings.

She was raised in Winter Haven, Florida, and graduated there in 1954. On Jan. 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Larry Mannix, I, in Winter Haven. This happy union of 42 years was blessed with four children, Mark, David, Tracy and Larry II. She was a piano teacher for many years and a caregiver for her granddaughter, Emily. She was a professional pianist and loved classical music.

She owned and operated Mannix Antiques, Curios, and Collectibles in Cincinnati and Metamora from 1973-1983. She moved to Madison in 1999 and became involved in the community serving as a volunteer for Casa Amiga and for the North United Methodist Church Youth Group. She was proud to own “Mr. Pig” and display him about the community.

Mimi was loving, devoted, and a friend to all. She was a vivacious person who never met a stranger and was willing to help whenever and where ever needed. She died on Friday, May 15, 2020, at 4:52 p.m. at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana, with her loving family at her side.

Mimi will be missed by her loving children, Mark Mannix of Orlando, Florida, David Mannix and his wife Ruthie of Batesville, Tracy Geglein and her husband Rich of Madison and Larry Mannix II and his wife Karen of Madison; her beloved grandchildren, Jamie Ball (Dwight), Andrew Mannix (Alicia), Katie Wood (Brad), Emily Geglein, Sarah Mannix (Phoenix Marshall), Larry Mannix III (Staci), Steven Mannix and Sean Mannix; her adoring great-grandchildren, Garrett Ball, Brandon Ball and Ethan Ball, Willow Mannix, Rory Wood, Ari Mannix, Mila Wood and Forrest Marshall; her sister, Virginia Kerst of Covington, Kentucky; her sisters-in-law, Susan Branaman and her husband, Ron of Bedford, Elaine Mannix of Winter Haven, Florida, Jean Mannix of Winter Haven, Florida; her brother-in-law, Max Ramey of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Giddings; her mother, Doris Remole Giddings; her husband of 42 years, Larry Mannix I, who died April 9, 1998; her companion, Fred Wright; her brothers, Steven Giddings and Wayne Giddings; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Buddy Mannix, Mike Mannix, Molly Ramey and Harry Kerst.

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic the the family will hold a celebration of life at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Bicentennial Park on the Madison Riverfront in downtown Madison. Interment will be private in the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell.

Note: Please go to Celebration of Mimi’s Life on Facebook to let the family know you are coming and bring a lawn chair with you.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Casa Amiga. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison and Hanover or at the church.

Online condolences, please visit www.morgan-nay.com

Wanda Lou (Terry) Edwards

Wanda Lou (Terry) Edwards, 83, of Mitchell, died Saturday, April 25. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Tulip Street Christian Church. Celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 23, 2020

Dorothy Faye (Harrell) Brock

May 23, 1924 — June 22, 2020

Our sweet mother, Dorothy Faye (Harrell) Brock, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 23, 1924 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Lark and Iva (Hanner) Harrell. She married Gerald V. “Dick” Brock on May 18, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 19, 1998. Dorothy was a Bedford High School graduate with the class of 1942. During WW II, she worked at Delco Remy in Bedford where her future father-in-law encouraged her to meet his son when he returned from the war and the rest is history.

was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church for over 70 years where she had taught Sunday School classes with her life-long friend, Beaulah Newland. Dorothy loved her family and enjoyed tracing her family history through genealogy.

She is survived by her three children, son, William A. Brock and wife, Marilyn, of Mitchell, daughter, Sara Leeann Conley, of Bedford, and son, Richard A. Brock and wife, Rhonda, of Williams; five grandchildren, Lori (Brian) Burton, of Ferndale, WA, Larry Kirk (Jodi) Brock, of Bloomfield, Denise Brock, of Kodiak, AK, Matthew (Viola) Brock, of Fayetteville, Paul (Susanna) Brock, of Williams; eleven great-grandchildren, Josh and Andrew Burton, Elizabeth and Isabel Brock, Oceia and Donnie Vinberg, Emily, Kaylee, and Jayvan Brock, and Joshua and Elaina Brock; a brother, Ralph Harrell, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, William Fred Harrell and Ray F. Harrell.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Barbara J. Daniel

Sept. 17, 1936 — June 23, 2020

Barbara Daniel, 83, Bedford, died Tuesday at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Barbara was born September 17, 1936, in Fenter, Arkansas to Luther and Mabel (Nichols) Lingelbach. On October 26, 1956, she married Bobby E. Daniel. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2008.

For many years, Barbara was a homemaker and raised or help raise many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Bedford, and former Assistant Director of the Red Cross in Bedford. She enjoyed quilting, cross-stitch and was an avid reader.

Survivors include two daughters: Rhonda Lynn Spires of Toledo, Ohio; Bridget Lynn Hagy and husband Nate of Seattle, Washington; a son: Ronald Eugene Daniel of Kansas City, Missouri; Grandchildren: Stephanie (Kenneth) Daniel; Robert Daniel; Heather Daniel; Gavin Daniel; Gabe Walls; Olivia Hagy; Great-grandchildren: Devin Edwards, Isiah Edwards, Ally Daniel, Noah Daniel, Kyla Daniel, Devin Daniel. She is also survived by one sister, Freda King and husband Sammy of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters: Della Jane Stanley and Mary Joyce Daniel.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 27th at Cresthaven Funeral Home at 1:00 PM, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Saturday June 27, 2020 from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Melissa Lynn Beavers

Aug. 08, 1968 — June 21, 2020

Melissa Lynn Beavers, 51, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1968, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Henry Edward and Marlene Elane (Terrell) Beavers.

Melissa had been employed at Arby’s, Backyard Burgers, Mazzios and Valeo. She was a 1987 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and a member of the Work of God. She loved her church, and enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her sisters, Juanita Louise (Jeff) Combs of Bedford, Patricia Ann (Brian) Morgan of Orleans, Jessica Elane (Stephen) Jaggers of Mitchell and Anna Marie (Roger) Dotts of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dixon Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.

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

Memorial Gifts: Work of God

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

Peggy S. (Arnold) Booker

July 30, 1964 — June 20, 2020

Peggy S. (Arnold) Booker, of Bedford, entered her eternal home peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 20, 2020. She was 55.

She entered this life on July 30, 1964, in Bedford. Peggy was the youngest of six daughters born to loving parents Robert and Myrtle (Guthrie) Arnold.

Peggy attended Tunnelton School and then later graduated from Medora High School, Class of 1983.

She was blessed with two loving children, Kristian and Robert.

She was a loving mother, Granny and NumNum. Her family was her life.

She loved the outdoors. Peggy could be found mudding in the Leesville Creek, out looking for mushrooms, or at her favorite fishing spot. She loved telling stories to her family and her friends.

Peggy was a former Certified Nursing Assistant for the Hospitality House, she worked for Seymour Tubing, and Aisin.

Surviving to tell Peggy’s stories are her children, Kristian Brummett and her husband Corey of Williams and Bobby Booker and his wife Celine of Leesville; seven grandchildren, Johnathan, Mandy, Emma and Randy Brummett and Kasen, Weilandt and Taegan Booker; four sisters, Bobbie Bowling of South Carolina, Tonia Baker and her husband David of Medora, Goldie Barnes of Brownstown and Terri Temple of Seymour; and her lifelong spitting mudding bestie Robbin (Chimpie) Ricketts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mollie Arnold.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Hague Funeral Home of Medora with Pastor Dustin Staggs officiating. Burial will be at Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and and after noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be written in Peggy’s name to Premier Hospice.

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

Herald G. Winkler

Dec. 21, 1930 — June 21, 2020

Herald G. Winkler, 89, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Dec. 21, 1930, in Orange County, he was the son of Gerald V. and Kathleen (Sheeks) Winkler. He married Ruth Ann Holman July 9, 1950, and she preceded him in death July 8, 1977. He married Carol (Alexander) Kirk April 11, 1979, and she preceded him in death June 22, 1990. He and Mary (Hale) Evans were married April 6, 1991, and she preceded him in death Dec. 18, 2006.

Herald retired from Carpenter Body Works with 38 years of service. He was a 1948 graduate of Mitchell High School. Herald was a pilot and enjoyed flying and woodworking. He was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. He was the first master to serve in the new lodge.

Herald was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his children, David Winkler of Bedford and Kathy (Larry) Moffatt of Mitchell; six stepchildren; grandchildren, Melissa Key, Brian Moffatt and Lori Laird; 14 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wives; and siblings, Harris Winkler, Mary Ann Hargis and Patricia Harris, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Following a private family service, officiated by the Rev. Reggie Clark, burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Cheryl Blackford

Cheryl Blackford , 66 , of Bedford, died Saturday, Jun. 20. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. The family has chosen cremation.

Sally Allen

Sally Allen, 75, of Bedford, died Sunday, June 21. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Loretta Mae (Craig) Johnson

Loretta Mae (Craig) Johnson, 82, of Orleans, died Sunday, June 21. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday at the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Imogene Elsie (May) Jenkins Stangas

Imogene Elsie (May) Jenkins Stangas, 91, of Bloomington, died Sunday, June 21. Private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

Shirley Marie (Cornett) Harding

Shirley Marie (Cornett) Harding, 81, of Shoals, died Saturday, June 20. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Shoals. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

June 22, 2020

Brenda Kay Davis

Sept. 25, 1954 — June 20, 2020

Brenda Kay Davis, 65, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 25, 1954, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Edmond “Dink” and Julia Ann Catherine (Voyles) Morris. She married Robert Earl Davis, Sr. May 25, 1990 and he preceded her in death February 10, 2012.

Brenda had been employed at Dana Corporation and U. S. Gypsum. She was a 1972 graduate of Mitchell High School. Her daughter and grandchildren were her world. Brenda had a big heart and would help anyone.

Surviving are her daughter, Nikki LeAnn (Herman) Robbins of Mitchell, grandchildren, KayLynn Robbins, Herman Robbins III, and Cooper Robbins, sisters, Linda Sue (Micky) Reynolds of Mitchell, Sherry Stroud of Orleans, and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and sister, Patsy Smitz, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Huron Cemetery with Reverend Steve Jones officiating.

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

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

Sherri LuAnn Fish

Jan. 11, 1964 — June 19, 2020

Sherri LuAnn Fish, 56, of Seymour, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020.

She was born Jan. 11, 1964, the daughter of Joe and Mae (Fox) Jenkins who both survive. Sherri married David B. Fish Sr. on April 11, 2009, at Orleans Nazarene church, and he survives.

She was a member of Gorbetts Chapel and worked many years as a massage therapist. She loved and enjoyed each and every child she came into contact with. She was especially close to her nieces and nephews. Her favorite time of year was Christmas when she would share her love and giving with all of her family.

She is survived by her husband; her parents; four sisters, Susan (Mike) Coomer, Cathy Speer, Tammie Tomlinson and Nelsa (Gary) King; two brothers, Bill Jones and Jack (Karen) Jones; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two stepchildren, David B. Fish Jr. and Angela M. Stovall; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ken Speer; and a sister-in-law, Angela Jones.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Gorbetts Chapel by the caring staff of Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown with Pastor Steve Muster officiating. Burial will follow at Gorbetts Chapel Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from noon until the service. We welcome friends to pay respects while continuing to follow social distancing guidelines. Anyone 65 or older or with high-risk health conditions is encouraged to remain home; face coverings in public are also recommended. Any gathering before or after the service must not exceed 250 people. You may be asked to wait outside the building if we exceed the recommended capacity in compliance with the Indiana COVID-19 Phase 4 mandate.

We encourage you to share your support with the family, being cognizant that others wish to do the same.

Memorials may be made to Gorbetts Chapel Church through Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com.

Shirley Marie Harding

April 27, 1939 — June 20, 2020

Shirley Marie Harding age 81, of Shoals, passed away June 20, 2020 in Washington, Indiana.

She was born April 27, 1939 in Germantown, Ohio to James H. and Stella Marie (Lane) Cornett. She married Larry R. Harding on September 1, 1957 in Shoals and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2020.

She graduated Shoals High School Class of 1957, was a graduate of the House of James Beauty School in Bedford, started her career with Violet’s Beauty Salon in Shoals and then became owner and operator of Shirley & Company. She was also a Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Shirley was a member and Past National President of Psi Iota XI Sorority, a Fourth Day Member of the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus, Charter Member of the Church of the Cross in Shoals, the Martin County Historical Society and the Women’s Study Society.

Survivors include her father, James Cornett of Loogootee; children, Teresa (Brian) Hewitt of Terre Haute, Tami (Chris) Jones of Loogootee, Todd D. Harding of Shoals and Tawni (Brad) Ridgley of Wheatland; grandchildren, Matthew Jones, Joseph (Jennifer) Hewitt, Jordan Smith, Ashley Knight, Molly (Cory) Kassis, Summer Dreiman, Megan (Brandon) Wedding, Robert (Haley) Ridgley and Levi Steinman. Great grandchildren surviving include Mattyson, Mosby and Marly Jones, Ashlyn Dreiman, Gracie Larson, Jackson, Kinnley and Chase Wedding, Gannon and Emmalyn Ridgley, Carter Lawrence Hewitt; sisters, Marilyn Tow of Indianapolis, Becky Truelove of Seymour, Tennessee, Sally Burch of Shoals, Shari Flippins of Santa Claus; and one brother Richard Cornett of Loogootee.

She is preceded in death by her mother, husband, three brothers, Jim, Roger and Randy Cornett, and one sister, Betty Lou Cornett.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Bro. Pat Johnson is officiating. Visitation is 12:00 PM until the time of service on Wednesday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Martin County Historical Society and to the Alzheimer Association of Greater Indiana Chapter 50 E 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 In Memory of Shirley Harding.

Condolences may be offered at www.fergusonlee.com

June 20, 2020

Mike Butler

May 10, 1956 — June 18, 2020

Mike Butler, 64, of Bedford passed away June 18, 2020 at his residence.

Born May 10, 1956 in Bedford, he was the son of Lloyd Gayle and Moneva (Canada) Butler.
He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1974. Mike loved growing up in the V street neighborhood. He enjoyed playing guitar and was of the Christian faith. Mike had worked at PTS Electronics.

Surviving are his sister, Mary W. Butler-Rini of Indianapolis; brother, Lloyd “Mark” Butler of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Susan Jane Butler.

The family has chosen cremation with no services planned.

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Ruby Beatrice Morrison

Aug. 05, 1922 — June 18, 2020

Ruby Beatrice Morrison, 97, passed away on June 18, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1922, in Westphalia, to Eli and Ella (Nolting) Hagemeier. Ruby graduated from Edwardsport High School in 1940.

She, along with her husband, were in Club and Motel management for 35 years. Ruby taught Sunday school class and Bible study for several years and she and her husband delighted in volunteering their services to the West Baden Hotel as it was being restored. She was proud to have served on the Board of Directors at West Baden Historical Society and was a member of the Indiana Historical Society.

She was kind, always ready to help, and delighted in family. Her favorite Bible verse was Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”

Surviving Ruby are her son, Jimmie Morrison and his wife Thelma of Vincennes; her daughter, Delores Jones and her husband Gary of Norman; her grandchildren, Michael Morrison, Heather Kirchoff and her husband Scott and Matthew Jones and his wife Heather; her great-grandchildren, Josh Morrison and his wife Sarah, Jarek Morrison, Harrison Hislip, Audrey Hislip and Willem Jones; her great-great-grandchildren, Zalea, Rogan, Lilah, and Ariah Morrison; and two step-great-grandsons, Cole Kirchoff and Zach Kirchoff.

Preceding Ruby in death were her parents; her husband, Herbert Ray Morrison whom she married Feb. 9, 1941; her sister, Robertine Berryman; her granddaughter, Alissa Jones; and her great-grandchildren, Silas Rigby Morrison and Jensen Morrison.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Peter Haskins and the Rev. Bill Pieper officiating. Burial will follow in the Westphalia Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the First Christian Church.

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ruby Morrison.

Condolences may be offered at goodwinfamilyfh.com

Charles Duane Allen

Sept. 06, 1955 — June 13, 2020

Charles Duane Allen, 64, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his residence.

Born Sept. 6, 1955, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Paul G. and Orpha (Kimble) Allen. He married Martha Ann (Fox) Krenke-Allen Oct. 28, 2010.

Charles was employed in the parts department at Mullis CarQuest Auto Parts. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 654, and loved singing and playing music.

Charles was a great husband, father and mechanic. He loved his best friend, his dog Willie. Charles was a 1973 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Krenke-Allen of Bedford; stepchildren, Jeffrey, Brooke and Annie; two stepchildren from a previous marriage; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sisters, Paula Carpenter of Whiteland and Joyce K. Speer, of Roy, Utah.

His parents; brother, Richard G. Allen; and sister, Brenda L. Curry, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.

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

June 19, 2020

Linda Lou Davidson

March 07, 1945 — June 17, 2020

Linda Lou Davidson, 75, of Bedford and formerly of Medora, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at her home.

She was born on March 7, 1945 in Seymour, IN to the late Woodrow & Louella Fields Henderson. On December 1, 1967 she married Ralph Davidson and he preceded her in death on October 31, 1995. She had worked for Hooks in Seymour, Medora Plastic Factory & Randy’s Market. Linda was a member of the New Hope Community Church, was a Girl Scout leader for 12+ years and apart of the House to House Club. She loved to be with her family and friends, enjoyed bird watching, riding on golf cart and “deer hunting”, camping, & watching game show network.

Linda’s survivors include her 3 children, Michelle (Lonnie) Dotts-McCool, Doug (Cassie) Davidson & Shannon Davidson; grandchildren, Fletcher, Jacob & Becky Davidson, Abby Bernard, Raven Farmer, Brandon, Brittany, Dylan, Kaitlyn, & Danielle Davidson, Mercedez & Dalton Wood, Alison McCool-Smith, Zachary McCool, Nathan & Hannah Dotts; great grandchildren, Phoebe Greathouse, Aiden & Cason Davidson, & William Dotts; brothers, Ronald & John Henderson & Homer Fields; sisters, Janice Wright, Bonnie Wetzel, Patricia Henderson & Mary Auffenberg.

Funeral services for Linda will be conducted by Donnie Sanders at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the New Hope Community Church in Bedford with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Friends may also visit with the family on Friday, June 19th at Johnson Funeral Home from 5-8:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the Weddleville Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be given to New Hope Community Church or the American Kidney Association.

Johnson Funeral Home will be practicing social distancing according to the CDC guidelines and masks are encouraged to be worn during your visit to the funeral home and the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsonfh.net

Morris Dale Root

July 19, 1928 — June 17, 2020

Morris Dale Root, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 am on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Garden Villa.

Born July 19, 1928 in Bedford, he was the son of Orville and Emma (Myers) Root. He retired as owner of Root Accounting in Bedford and Bloomington and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He married Joanne Duncan on November 3, 1957 and she preceded him in death in 2008. He was a former member of the Elks Club in Bedford, a past president of NLCS School Board, a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, former board member of the Bedford Parks Dept., Bedford Boys Club, and Gillen Post #33 American Legion. He enjoyed playing golf and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff Root and wife, Kelly, Darren Root and wife, Michelle, all of Bloomington; two daughters, Jan Briscoe, Michelle Chastain and husband, Shane, all of Bedford; eleven grandchildren, Jordan Root and wife, Lindsay, Hannah Root, Makinzey Root, Andrew Root and wife, Anna, Meredith Elmore and husband, Gant, and Alex Root, all of Bloomington, Chase Briscoe and wife, Deanna, of Colorado Springs, CO, Corey Chastain and wife, Jacey, of Bedford, Adam Chastain and wife, Hilary and Molly Embree and husband, Patrick, all of Bedford; ten great grandchildren, Madilynn, Logan, Norah, Charlotte, Hudson, Nathan, Mason, Cutler, Hunter, and Lucy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a grandson, Devon Holmes and a brother, Robert Root.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Tom Ellsworth officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, June 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Rosetta Eilene Brock Hudson

Feb. 01, 1933 — June 14, 2020

Rosetta Eilene Brock Hudson, age 87 of Bloomington passed away Sunday morning, June 14, 2020 at the Golden Living Health Center. She was born February 1, 1933, one of thirteen children to Robert Harley Cassidy and Mary Ruth Alexander Cassidy.

Rose spent her early professional career with Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington before moving on to the G.M. Foundry and ultimately retiring from RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of the Ellettsville Christian Church, throughly enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and was known by friends and family alike for her delicious no bake cookies. Rose also enjoyed traveling and any chance to hop in the car for a road trip. Her family will fondly remember her most for the dedication and caring devotion she always displayed to her children, grand children and great grandchildren.

Rose leaves behind her children Carrie Roseanna Brock Amstutz and Mike, of Mitchell, Jackie Brock Cross and John of Ellettsville, Marvin “Buddy” Brock and Debbie of Columbus, Ohio, step children Shirley Hudson Simmerman and Jay of Springville, and Sherry Hudson Morris of Ellettsville; grandchildren Julie Cross, Carrie Koontz and Josh, Amy Barnes and P.J., Ashley Amstutz, Barbara Rice, Troy Simmerman and Stacy, Trevor Simmerman and Tania, Kyle Simmerman and Stacia, and 14 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Robert Hudson, son in law Richard Morris, and granddaughter Brandy Rose Summers.

Funeral services for Rose will be held this Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:00PM at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37. Rev. Byron Williams will preside and entombment will follow in the Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will also be held Thursday at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory from 11:00AM until 2:00PM.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Lanny W. McCune

Dec. 16, 1943 — June 15, 2020

Lanny W. McCune, 76, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at his residence.

Born December 16, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Walter “Coonie” and Mary Bonnie (Burton) McCune. He married Minnie Lamb August 25, 1966.

Lanny retired from Seymour Redding Elementary School with 33 years of service. He was a 1961 graduate of Huron High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and his master’s degree from Indiana University. Lanny loved the outdoors and golfing. He enjoyed gardening and caring for his lawn.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie McCune of Seymour, sister-in-law, Kate McCune of Huntingburg, and his niece, Carrie McCune of Huntingburg.

His parents; brothers, Charles McCune and infant Randall Royce McCune; and nephew, Marty McCune, preceded him in death.

A family gathering was Friday morning at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Pastor Charles Kilhorn officiated.

Memorial Gifts: Schenck Medical Center Hospice Care

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

Barbara Jean Taylor

March 30, 1950 — June 01, 2020

Barbara Jean Taylor age 70 of Bedford passed away on June 1, 2020 at 5:10 Pm at White River Lodge in Bedford. She was born on March 30, 1950 in Bedford to Roy and Geneva (Bailey) Taylor.
Barbara had worked in health care and social work.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Kaytlyne Mays, Kyrsten Bray, Kimberlin Mays and Kortney Mays, two sisters, Sharon Taylor and Linda West

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert Frazee and one daughter, Jennifer Olivo

Cremation was chosen with private graveside rites in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements

Jerry W. Wagner

Jerry W. Wagner age 63 of Bedford passed away on June 15, 2020 at his residence.  Cremation was chosen with private burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements

Kandy Burns

Kandy Burns age 58 of Springville passed away on June 14, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis. Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with her arrangements.

Jill McFarland

Jill McFarland, 86, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 18. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

June 18, 2020

Linda Ruth (Kaiser) Merry

Dec. 25, 1947 — June 15, 2020

Linda Ruth (Kaiser) Merry, 72, of Mitchell, passed away at 5:07 PM on June 15, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital.

She was born December 25, 1947 in Leipsic, IN, the daughter of Billy and Dotsie (Usher) Kaiser.  She graduated from Orleans High School class of 1967 and worked at Netshape in Campbellsburg, IN and was a former owner of K & K in Paoli.

She is survived by one daughter, Janell Merry of Mitchell; one sister, Eileen Gilbert of Orleans; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Gary Kaiser.

The graveside service will be at Fairview Cemetery on Friday, June 19, 2020 with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

Kenneth W. Robbins

Nov. 11, 1941 — June 17, 2020

Kenneth W. Robbins age 78, of Paoli, passed away June 17, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 11, 1941 in Bedford to parents, Andrew Irvin & Violet Irene (Smith) Robbins. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Todd Robbins. He married Wanda Garloch September 24, 2011. Kenneth was retired from Manchester Tank of Bedford. He attended Rocks Springs Community Church of Hardinsburg.

He is survived by his Wife, Wanda Robbins of Paoli, Daughter, Stacey Sparks (Bruce) of Bedford,
Sons, Kenneth W. Robbins Jr. (Robin) of Bedford & Matthew Robbins (Neil) of Jeffersonville, Sisters, Kathryn Johnson of Williams & Phyllis England of Springville, Grandchildren, Kenneth Robbins (Savannah Ryan) of Bedford, Stephanie Robbins (Efan Ruelas) of Las Vegas, NV & Isaac Robbins of French Lick, Great-Grandchild, Karter Robbins of Huntingburg, Adopted Son, Joshua Robbins of Bedford, Step-Children, Mariah Todd (TJ) of Bedford & Josh Russell of Bedford, Step-Grandchildren, Oakley Shaw (Darian) of Clarksville, Dayton Shaw (Tiphie), Trenady Shaw (Dorian), Bryce Todd, Landon Todd, Kayley Russell, Emma Russell, Noah Russell & Logan Russell all of Bedford & Heather Emminger & Amber Sparks, Step-Great-Grandchild, Knox Shaw of Bedford.

Kenneth is preceded in death by: parents, first wife, Betty, brother, Irvin Dean Robbins & granddaughter, Amber Smrz.

A celebration of life will be at 6pm on Saturday, June 20 at McAdams Mortuary. Brother Mark Maniship will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-6pm Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Charles “Chuck” M. Woolsey

Aug. 15, 1950 — June 09, 2020

Charles “Chuck” M. Woolsey, 69 of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born in Bedford, Indiana on August 15th, 1950 to Marvin A. Woolsey and Jeanne (Bennett) Woolsey Pullem.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and half-sister,  Glenda Breedlove.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 76, French Lick, Indiana, had served in the Air Force Reserves and had been an auto body repair technician.

Chuck enjoyed riding his Harley, traveling, working in his garage and spending time with his children.

He is survived by his Son, Luke Woolsey of West Baden Springs, Indiana, Daughters, Kaitlan Woolsey of Indianapolis, Indiana, Missy Barnett of Bardstown, Kentucky, Nicole Baer (Brent) of Greenwood, Indiana, Tracy Simmons of Reno, Nevada, Jericho Drake of Paoli, Indiana, Sister, Victoria Tegarden of Louisville, Kentucky, Half Sister, Cheryl “Pete” Dillard of Paoli, Indiana, and Several Grandchildren.

Friends may call on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the French Lick American Legion Post 76 on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 immediately following visitation.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

Sandra L. Lynch

Feb. 24, 1945 — June 13, 2020

Sandra L. Lynch, age 75, of Linton, passed away peacefully at 6:25 P.M. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Heltonville, IN on February 24, 1945, the daughter of Grote & Fern (Helton) Todd.

Sandra was a 1963 graduate of Heltonville High School. She married Herbert W. Lynch August 11, 1967. She worked at Keller Chair Factory and Walmart, mostly spending her life as a homemaker, raising four children.

She is a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Linton and Delta Theta Tau. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing Euchre with her children, reading, watching old westerns, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, her four children, Rocky Lynch, Troy (Tammy) Lynch, Lynn (Rick) Brinson, all of Linton, and Janelle (Bud) Russell of Jasonville, seven grandchildren, Richard (Amanda) Brinson, Karen Brinson Reed, Jennifer (Jeremy) Neill, Jill Godsey Copp, Logan Lynch, Jessica (Matt) Davis, and Kate Russell, thirteen great-grandchildren, two sisters, Brenda (Larry) Norman and Lydia Hooker, a brother, David (Jerri) Todd, brother-in-law, Randy (Anne) Lynch, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents, 3 sisters, and five brothers.

Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton on Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service at 4:00 P.M., Pastor Dan Kemp officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Linton Food Pantry through the funeral home.

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

June 17, 2020

Alan “Al” Lee Walker

July 21, 1934 — May 23, 2020

Alan “Al” Lee Walker, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday, May 23 in Spartanburg, SC where he had been living for several years. Born July 21, 1934 to Chester and Lura (True) Walker, he was married to Donnera Phillips who preceded him in death November 9, 2017.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Gloria) Kasnowski of Reston, VA and Mrs. David (Elizabeth) Blumenfeld of Landrum, SC, two granddaughters, Lura and Leiha Blumenfeld, and one grandson, Jacob Blumenfeld. Other survivors include nephews, Kenny and Jim Gates, Gary, Terry, and Richard Phillips, and two nieces, Donna Ann Gunn and Linda Kay Tobler. Under his expansive wings of love, he included as his honorary daughters, Linda (Black) Whitted and Susan Lee, both of Lawrence/Monroe County, Jasmin Becker Langer of Germany, Bernadette Thompson Beattie and Amanda Moon Bloomfield, both of Northern Ireland.

Many remember him as one of the “Voices of the Stonecutters” in the Quarry on WBIW where he was also an ad salesman spanning the 1960s to mid-1970s. He switched to WUME for Paoli sports and advertising for several years. He loved the (current) West Baden Springs Hotel and jumped at the opportunity to serve as a college recruiter and teacher when it operated as Northwood Institute. For a period of time he served as Bedford Chamber of Commerce director, then settled into running the Owls Nest and co-owning the Jug Store until opting for total retirement. He and Donnera loved cats, keeping one at the Owls Nest for years, and usually at least one orange tomcat at home.

Mr. Walker served as a Bedford First Presbyterian Church elder and its tenor in the choir sharing puns with anyone who would listen. He was a member of the Bedford Lodge #14 F&AM, a former Lawrence County Democratic Party Chairman, a former congressional campaign manager, acted and directed in Bedford Little Theater and The Orange County Players. For a number of years, he was an active boater and member of the Power Squadron. He also was a US Air Force Reservist and the Army National Guard at Bedford’s Armory.

He loved to travel, but always considered Colorado as Heaven-on-Earth. He loved history, visiting Civil War battlefields with friends, creating motorcycle trips to abandoned railroad trails and ghost towns in Colorado. One of his favorite motorcycle trips was “Around the World in Indiana” where he led people to Hoosier towns with foreign country’s names. He and Donnera shared that love for motorcycling, exploring, seeing all 50 state capitols, visiting Northern Ireland, the UK and Germany. Most likely, he’s already mapping a tour of heaven.

In recognition of current health events, the family will schedule a celebration of his life on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Thornton Park Pavilion in Bedford from 9 A.M. until noon. Masonic Rites will be accorded at 10:00 A.m. followed by a memorial service. The family requests masks or face shields be worn. Burial will follow in Foster’s Ridge Cemetery in Bristow, Indiana. Any memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, the Bedford Masonic Lodge, or the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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

Robert H. Johnson

May 16, 1943 — June 14, 2020

Robert H. Johnson, 77, of Elnora, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at East gate Manor in Washington.

Born May 16, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of Ivory Johnson and Lillian (Logsdon) Higdon.

Robert served his country with the United States Army in Vietnam. He was a recruiter for the National Guard and was later a tool crib attendant for RCA where he retired. He was a lifetime member of the Odon VFW and American Legion.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Joyce (Hatfield) Johnson of Elnora; one son, Robert Johnson Jr. (Darlene) of Tennyson, Indiana; one daughter, Debra Myers (Lanny) of Springville; his stepchildren, Denice Goolsby, Richard Douthitt, Diane Nicholson, Rocky Escobedo, Joe Escobedo, Carlos Escobedo and Rick Escobedo; six grandchildren, several step grandchildren, several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ivory Johnson Jr. and William Johnson, one sister, Donna Cummings and his parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Prairie Chapel Cemetery in rural Lyons. Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Duane Allen

Charles Duane Allen, 64, of Bedford, died Saturday, June 13. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Roger Dale Robbins

Roger Dale Robbins, 55, of Washington, died Sunday, June 14. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, with the memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli.

June 16, 2020

Kevin Eugene Terrell

May 31, 1968 — June 13, 2020

Kevin Eugene Terrell, 52, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 31, 1968, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ted Terrell and Gail Marie (Pace) Batchelor.

Kevin had been employed 23 years at Dotts Excavating, worked at Fibertech, and also repaired lawnmowers. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, and was a member of Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.

Survivors include his fiancee, Melissa Terrell of Bedford; children, Stephanie (Alan) Terrell of Bedford, Amanda (Brian) Terrell of Mitchell and Steven Terrell of Mitchell; stepchildren, Jacklyn Merry, Ashton Beavers and Clayton Beavers; mother and stepfather, Gail and James Batchelor of Mitchell; father and stepmother, Ted and Connie Terrell of Huron; eight grandchildren; and siblings, Shannon (Dee) Batchelor of Mitchell, Tawnia Batchelor of Mitchell, Troy Bell of Mitchell and Jerry Bell of Huron.

His grandson, Tyler Baker, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating.

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

David Lee Jones

Sept. 22, 1953 — June 11, 2020

David Lee Jones went to heaven on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 4 p.m. David was born on Sept. 22, 1953, to Murlin Jones Sr. and Violet Jones Hedrick in Trinity Springs. David went to grade school at Trinity Springs and finished his education at Shoals Community Schools. While at Shoals, David excelled in math and enjoyed competing in sports including ping-pong and baseball.

After graduating from high school, he went to work for W.F. Myers as a machinist and remained there for his entire professional career of 42 years. He continued playing sports recreationally such as softball, golf (a single digit-handicapper) and bowling (once bowling a perfect game) on W.F. Myers’ teams. David was an outstanding card player and was ranked nationally online in euchre, gin rummy, spades and poker.

David had a full life with many friends.

He left behind his older brother, Murlin Jones Jr.; and his two sons Darren and Jeremy; along with nine grandchildren that he adored.

He’s gone now but will never be forgotten.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

William Raymond “Butch” Yeskie

April 16, 1946 — June 12, 2020

William Raymond “Butch” Yeskie, age 74, formerly of Oolitic, died suddenly at his home with his wife and son by his side.

Mr. Yeskie was born in Bedford, graduated high school in Oolitic and college at Indiana University. He was commissioned into the Army after graduation and served in Vietnam as a decorated soldier. He completed a 20 year career and retired as a major.

After his military career, Mr. Yeskie taught chemistry at Albemarle High School and served as Athletic Trainer. He also taught at Graystone Day School in North Carolina. He was very proud of his students and followed their accomplishments. After his second retirement, he was devoted to his golf game and was a Corvette enthusiast.

Mr. Yeskie was preceded in death by his father, Harold Yeskie; mother, June Yeskie; and brother, Patrick Yeskie.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Yeskie; sons, William and Andrew Yeskie; and brother, Troy Yeskie.

The family will receive friends from 6-6:45 p.m. Friday at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle, North Carolina. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel officiated by the Rev. Brandon King.

Burial will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Yeskie family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfuneralhomes.com

June 15, 2020

Mary Lou Hornocker

Nov. 03, 1948 — June 13, 2020

Mary Lou Hornocker, 71, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John William “Bill” and Mildred Marie (Clipp) Suddarth. She married James William “Jim” Hornocker, Jr. May 17, 2011, and he preceded her in death April 30, 2020.

Mary Lou owned and operated her own beauty shop, was office manager for a doctor’s office in Mitchell for 25 years, and for 20 years was a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher. She worked part time for the Mitchell Police Department and currently was working for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Mary Lou graduated from Mitchell High School in 1966 and from the School of Cosmetology.

Mary Lou was a member of Tri County Antique Tractor Association, collected Farmall tractors, and was a founding member of Todays Homemakers Club. She enjoyed going to drag races and being on the lake when her kids were younger, and making flower arrangements with her friend, Jean Waldbieser. Mary Lou loved crocheting, Elvis Presley, and all of her jobs, especially law enforcement. After she retired, she enjoyed going to horse races and casinos with her husband, Jim.

She was a devoted mother, and when grandkids came along, she became a devoted Mammie. Her world revolved around her grandkids.

Survivors include her children, Cassie (Paul) Terry of Orleans, Dustin Roberts of Mitchell, and Kyle Roberts of Mitchell; grandchildren, Miranda (Eric) Terry of Bloomington, Megan Terry of Orleans, Emma Roberts of Mitchell, Dylan Roberts of New Palestine, and Brennan (Leslie) Winkler of Mitchell; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Steve (Debbie) Suddarth of Orleans and Scott (Karen) Suddarth of Orleans.

Her parents; husband; and infant sister, Shirley Marie Suddarth, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Yancy Unger officiating.

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

Memorial Gifts: Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police No. 172

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

Mae Lou Howard

Oct. 26, 1934 — June 10, 2020

Mae Lou Howard, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Bryantsville, she was the daughter of Curtis and Iva (Chapman) Tincher.

Survivors include her daughters, Nicole (David) Hizer, Roiann Browning and Kristi (Steve) Graves; siblings, Doris Sheeks, Daniel (Kathy) Tincher and Gerry Tincher; sister-in-law, Marlene Tincher; granddaughters, Audrey Gee and Carrey Whalin; and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents; daughter, Kathy Lynn Terrell; brother and sister-in-law, Roy Donald and Martha Tincher; and brother, Phillip Tincher, preceded her in death.

To honor her wishes, cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be at a later date.

Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary provided arrangements.

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

June 14, 2020

Kristen Suzanne (McNeal) Long

Sept. 30, 1979 — June 09, 2020

Kristen Suzanne (McNeal) Long of Summerville, South Carolina went home to be with Jesus on June 9, 2020 at the age of 40 at Summerville Medical Center due to labor complications.

She will missed by her husband, Christopher Long, daughter, Amber and son, Davion of Summerville; father, Ronald McNeal of Ellettsville, Indiana; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Ida Cribb, of Hilliard Florida; grandparents, Raymond and Peggie Futch of Jacksonville, Florida; sisters, Shannon Howard (Jason) of Springville, Indiana, Angie Squires (David) of Mooresville, Indiana; Andrea Andrews (Jeff) Ellettsville, Indiana; brother-in-law, Nicholas Long (Emily); nieces and nephews, Andrew, JW and Jason Howard, Jocelyn and Alexis Squires, Mallory, Micahl, Austin, and Carolyn Andrews, Allison and Adilyn Long, and many aunts, uncles and cousins; furbabies, Auto, Daisey May, Sammy, and Lucy.

Kristen was born in Bloomington, Indiana on September 30, 1979. She graduated from Edgewood High School in Ellettsville, Indiana in 1998. She was a member of Ellettsville First Assembly of God. She gave her heart to Jesus on June 4, 1991. She cared for many people with special needs and disabilities through the years until she became a fulltime mother. In 2003, she attended NASCAR School in Mooresville, North Carolina and met the love of her life. She married Chris on October 20, 2007 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was a major advocate for adoption and animal rescue. She was known for bringing home many animals throughout the years. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Her laughter was contagious and she lit up a room. She always had a smile on her face. She always encouraged others, was generous beyond measure and did not hesitate to lend a hand. She was a true friend and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Haley Anne Long; mother, Carolyn McNeal; paternal grandparents David F. and Beulah McNeal; maternal grandparents James and Martha Davis; aunts, Joyce Teague and Andrea McNeal; cousin, David McNeal; furbaby, Sissy.

Viewing will be Sunday June 14 from 2pm-4pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek, South Carolina, ending with a Celebration of Life.

Family has requested in lieu of flowers to donate to Monroe County Humane Society (Bloomington, Indiana), www.anewleash.org, Brownsboro, Alabama, or monetary contributions for the care of Amber and Davion Long. A Go-Fund Me account is currently being set up.

June 13, 2020

Dr. James (Jim) Kirkman Wilhite

July 22, 1939 — June 11, 2020

Dr. James (Jim) Kirkman Wilhite (Optometrist) was born July 22, 1939. He ascended into heaven on June 11, 2020.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Sue (Darcus), his older sister Joan (Wilhite) Stevens (husband Paul Dennis), from Illinois, His three daughters; Jennifer Goldstein (husband David) of Michigan, Jill Hall (husband Brian) of Indianapolis, Julia Tummers (husband Randy) of Mitchell. Jim was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren; Hannah Goldstein Gabizon,(husband Michael) Olivia Goldstein DeVreugd (husband Chris), Caroline Hall, Kelsey Hall (Husband David Meany), Jacqueline Ford (husband Daniel Drebenstedt), James Ford, Mike Tummers, Josh Tummers (wife Katie), Austin Tummers, Lindsey- Kate, Jackson, Anderson, Harrison, Jeremy, Jesse, Noam, Briella, Vincent, Alyssa, Ayden, Addison, Brianna as well as many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents “Jerry” and Judy Wilhite and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jim was born in Bedford, Indiana to Dr. Ernest Gerald Wilhite, Optometrist, and Judith Maxine (Kirkman) Wilhite. He grew up in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School. He met his lifelong love and soulmate in his senior year of high school. After graduating he attended school at the Indiana University School of Optometry where he graduated in 1961. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta chapter at Indiana University.

Jim and Sue were married on September 9, 1961 in Bedford at the First United Methodist Church. After he graduated from the School of Optometry, he joined the military and served as an optometrist during the Vietnam War. He never served in Vietnam but readied the troops with his expertise in vision care. He and Sue were first stationed in San Antonio, Texas for basic training with their newborn daughter, Jennifer, then moved to Fort Gordon, Georgia where they had their second daughter, Jill.

When Jim finished his service in 1965, they moved back to Bedford. Through divine intervention, Jim had the opportunity to purchase back his father’s optometry practice that was previously sold to Dr. James Eudaly, when Jim‘s father passed away in 1956. It was a gift for Jim to continue his dad’s practice for an additional 55 years where he had extremely dedicated employees. He found complete joy in serving others and truly loved his profession. In 1969 he and Sue moved into their forever home and were blessed with their third daughter, Julia.

Jim has been a devoted Member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford from the time they returned from Georgia. The FUMC was very important to him, as it was his childhood church where he remained a dedicated member to the end. He served on the board, many committees, sang in the choir and was a youth chaperone/bus driver for many adventurous ski trips to Michigan. Jim was a member of the local Elks Club, Power Squadron, a Mason, a member of the Stone Belt Optometric Society, past member of the Rotary Club (where he was honored with outstanding man of the year), a 49 year member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33 and also served one term as City Councilman.

Jim had a love for music and was a member of the Residue (Jazz band) for 51 years where he developed friendships that became like family. He played the banjo, ukulele, saxophone, and was most known for playing the clarinet. He had basic knowledge of music as a result of childhood piano lessons and from that came his determination and desire to be self-taught on all the additional instruments. He had a beautiful tenor voice and was mentored by Carol Voris to develop this talent. He sang several solos with the Residue, UMFC, the Cantata at the First Baptist Church, many community concerts, as well as Little Theatre productions.

Other than his sincere love for family, church and community, his favorite pastimes were golfing, boating, snow skiing and attending IU games where he cultivated many of his lifelong friendships!

Jim built a firm foundation for his family. He was strong in his faith and brought his family up in the way God intended through his Christian values and led by example. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and a devoted friend to many. He lived by the fruits of the Spirit!

Sue once asked what his criteria for good living was, he quickly answered:
“#1 Love your God with all your heart and give Him thanks and praise for all we have, study his word, and serve him.
#2 Be kind.
#3 Be unselfish.
#4 Be trustworthy, Don’t lie, cheat or steal.
#5 Work hard and be the very best you can be.”

Jim Supported his Republican party for their conservative values, supported President Trump’s policies and loved his country. If you asked, he would say “get out there and vote for President Trump.”

There will be a private funeral service for his family on Monday with burial to follow at Green Hill Cemetery. For the community, there will be a casual public celebration of life at the Thornton Park Pavilion from 5 PM to 7 PM on Monday, June 15th, 2020. In respect for everyone’s safety, the family requests that masks please be worn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bedford First United Methodist Church or The White River Humane Society either directly or through Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Valeska “Val” Carson Elrod

March 13, 1933 — June 07, 2020

Valeska “Val” Carson Elrod, 87, St. Augustine, passed away June 7, 2020 at her home with her family at her side.

She was born in Bedford, Indiana, daughter of the late John K. and Ethel Henderson Carson. John and Ethel divorced shortly after Val was born and Ethel was remarried to Stoddard Brinegar. She had been a resident of St Augustine since 1992, moving there from Bedford. Val graduated from Bedford High School and then began her 41 year career with Indiana Bell (AT&T) working as a service representative until her retirement in 1992. She was a stylish career woman and mother, as well as a talented artist.

She is survived by her son, Daniel D. Cobb (Joy) of Noblesville, IN; grandsons, Tyler D. Cobb (Megan) of Fishers, IN, Brady G. Cobb (Brooklyn) of Chesterfield, IN, Allen D. Scheuer of Indianapolis, IN; great-granddaughter, Andi Elizabeth Cobb; and a brother, Gene Brinegar of Newburgh, IN.

Val is also survived by her many friends and neighbors at Anastasia Condos in St. Augustine where she had lived for 28 years. She never met a stranger, and many considered her the honorary queen and social director of the community. Her smile, fashion sense, and baked treats will be missed by many.

A very special thank you to Bob and Judy Galbert and Peter and Lynn Cunningham for all of their care and attention and to others that have not been named but were very special to her. Also enough cannot be said about the excellent care provided by Community Hospice (nurses Shana & Shannon) and the entire team of in home care givers from Courtesy Care (you are all angels).

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis E. Cobb, second husband, Tobe H. Elrod, and two brothers, Bob Carson and Robert Brinegar.

A celebration of her life will take place at the club room at Anastasia Condo on Saturday June 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

A private service will be held at a later date in Bedford.

St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 12, 2020

Timothy Frank Phillips

Jan. 02, 1954 — June 09, 2020

Timothy Frank Phillips, 66, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 2, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of William Frank “Willie” and Georgia Lucille “Tee” (Stewart) Phillips. He married Louise (Higbie) Duggan November 22, 1980, and she preceded him in death August 26, 2006.

Tim retired from Community Hospital as a nuclear medical technician. He was a 1972 graduate of Mitchell High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Tim loved his family, and was a kind person with a good sense of humor. He had a soft spot for animals.

Surviving are his fiancée, Sissy Sproles of Mitchell, children, Samuel Duggan of Newburgh, Christine (Steve) Shaffer of Avon, grandchildren, Andrew Duggan, Will Duggan, Ella Shaffer, and Logan Shaffer, sisters, Angie (David) Mercer of Indianapolis, Anita (Mike) Stephens of Indianapolis, Kim (Brent) Todd of Indianapolis.

His parents; wife; and dogs, Suki and Dabby, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society, PO Box 792, Bedford, IN 47421

Condolences may be offered to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

Sheila L. Arthur

Jan. 10, 1963 — June 11, 2020

Sheila L. Arthur, 57, of Williams, passed away at 3:48 am on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at I.U. Health Bedford.

Born January 10, 1963 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jack and June (Jones) Cornwell. She married Tony M. Arthur on April 28, 1979 and he survives. She was a homemaker and owner of Arthur Truck & Trailer Repair of Mitchell, IN. She enjoyed dirt track racing, motorcycle riding and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Tony, of Williams; children, Tony (Crystal) Arthur, Jimmy (Amy) Arthur, all of Mitchell, Onnie Arthur, of Bedford, Tonya Johnson (Randy Shields), of Mitchell, Paul (Samantha) Arthur, of Fayetteville, Beth (Emma) Arthur, George “Kenny” (Richlynn) Arthur, all of Bedford, Sam (Brittany) Arthur, of Springville, Timothy “Popeye” Arthur, of Williams; twenty-three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and ten siblings.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, June 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sherry Lee Diamond

Jan. 01, 1947 — June 10, 2020

Sherry Lee Diamond age 73, of Shoals, passed away June 10, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born January 1, 1947 in Shoals to Robert Leroy and Beulah Mae (Cundiff) Sheetz. She married William Carrico and he preceded her in death in 1996. Then Hendley Diamond preceded her in death in 2019.

She was retired and was a former member of The Shoals Eagles and the Shoals V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Surviving relatives are two sons, Jack (Marilyn) Carrico of Huntingburg and Brian (Lisa) Carrico of Bedford; two step daughters, Julie Pemberton and Amy Gaines; six grandchildren, Heath Wright, Bradley (Hannah) Carrico, Travis (Elizabeth) Carrico, Andrew (Gabbie) Carrico, Summer (John) Martin and Melissa Carrico; two step granddaughters, Taylor Gaines and Emma Pemberton; great grandchildren, Katelyn Wright, Haleigh and Mya Martin, Brienne Carrico and Hendley Dixon; one sister, Ruth Ann Brinson of Lebanon, Indiana; one sister-in-law, Judy Sheetz of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, one son Billy Joe Carrico; one daughter, Melissa Carrico; one brother, Douglas Sheetz; and a brother-in-law, Charles Brinson.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Trinity Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be offered at www.fergusonlee.com

James Wilhite

James Wilhite, 80, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 11. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Paul H. Strate

Paul H. Strate, 74, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 10. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

June 11, 2020

Vicki Jo Mitchell

June 17, 1941 — June 07, 2020

Vicki Jo Mitchell passed away Sunday, June 7th at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington after a courageous fight with cancer.

She was born June 17th, 1941 in Peru, IN and was preceded in death by her parents Marvin Day and Helen Estep.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford. Vicki retired from the Times Mail after over 40 years of service in the business department, having served as the Office Manager and Controller. She then worked for Jim Wilhite Optometry for over 10 years and said “that it was the best job she ever had”.

Vicki loved to travel, always had a positive outlook and was a great friend to many!

Surviving are her children, Scott Fender of Bedford, Tracy (Bryan) Daugherty of Sandborn, and Pam Fields of Dundee, FL., Grandchildren Haley Fender of Mitchell, Charlie (Trisha) Murphy of Bedford, Brandy Queen of Dundee, FL, and Shelby Kiffer of Dundee, FL., Great-grandchildren Carter Turpin of Mitchel, and Colby and Owen Murphy of Bedford. Also, special friend Don Hudson of Bedford, and her furry friend Joey.

Cremation was chosen. A celebration of life will be held on June 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Mixing Bowl at 641 X Street in Bedford. Cresthaven is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Joe Dunn

May 19, 1973 — June 09, 2020

Billy Joe Dunn, 47, of Michell, Indiana passed away Tuesday June 9, 2020 in Paoli, Indiana. He was born in Salem, Indiana on May 19, 1973 to Carl Wayne Dunn SR. and Clara Belle Payton Dunn. Billy married Kathy Hudson Dunn and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Billy was employed at Layne Inliner Products in Paoli, Indiana. He loved fishing, hunting, and working on lawnmowers. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his Spouse: Kathy Dunn of Mitchell, Indiana, Sons: Quinton Dale Goodman of Mitchell, Indiana, Roy Wright III of Mitchell, Indiana, Daughters: Emily Wright of Mitchell, Indiana, Sister: Carlotta (Jonathon) Anderson of Paoli, Indiana, Brother: Carl Wayne Dunn JR. of Paoli, Indiana, and 2-Grandson’s, Daylen and Xavier Wright.

Cremation was chosen.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

June 10, 2020

Barbara K. Tarr

Jan. 22, 1949 — June 08, 2020

Barbara K. Tarr, 71, of Orleans, passed away at 6:23 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1949, in Leipsic, the daughter of John and Ruth (Chastain) Tarr.

She worked at Hoosier Uplands as the Director of Aging and Disability Division for 38 years.

She graduated for Orleans High School with the Class of 1967 and Ball State University with a Master’s Degree in Home Economics. She was the Orleans Dogwood Citizen of the Year.

She taught at Marengo High School. She was on the Orleans Library Board. She was a member of the Indiana Art Commission and was a cancer survivor.

She is survived by her four siblings, Mary (David) Merry of Seymour, JoAnn (Carl) Morgan of Orleans, John (Linda) Tarr of Orleans and Martha (Skip) Lambdin of Paoli; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty Johnson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery at a later date.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Please make memorial contributions to the Paoli Food Pantry.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Betty Florence Meadows

Aug. 11, 1931 — June 09, 2020

Betty Florence Meadows, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born August 11, 1931, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Cecil and Elna (Herthel) Limeberry. She married Jasper Newton Meadows October 24, 1964, and he preceded her in death May 19, 1997.

Betty had been employed at Haverly Mortuary and Leonard’s Drive-In. She loved arranging flowers and taking pictures.

Survivors include her daughters, Judith Lynn (Gary) Klatka of Clearmont, Florida, Lisa Ann (Albert) Small of Lawrenceport, grandchildren, Jesse Klatka, Shawna Chamberlain, Shane Graves, and Tessa Bales, 2 great grandchildren.

Her father; mother and step father, Elna and Chase Burris; husband; granddaughter, Sheena Graves; and sisters, Vivian Godfrey, Alberta Chenault, Lela Howell, Bonnie Eager, and infant twins, Norma and Norman, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating.

Condolences may be offered to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

Jimmie Joe Hensell

Feb. 03, 1948 — June 06, 2020

Jimmie Joe Hensell age 72 of Bedford passed away on Saturday June 6, 2020 at 1:30 PM at his residence.

He was born in Logansport on February 3, 1948 to Robert J. Hensell and Phyllis (Kinaman) Swartz. Jimmie married Peggy E. Simpson on November 10, 1988 and she survives.

Jimmie attended Twin Lake High School in Monticello, he is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, he joined in April of 1965, 1st Marine & 1st Reconnaissance combat veteran in Vietnam from 1965-1968, he was a former truck driver and has been disabled.

He is a lifetime member of the DAV, Am Vets Post#91 of Monticello, VFW Post#9107 in Mitchell, Bedford American Legion Post#33 in Bedford, Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Organization.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy E. Hensell of Bedford, half-sister, Sheila Hensell of Lafayette

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Swartz, his father, Robert J. Hensell, and sister, Pamela K. Lewark

Graveside rites will be Friday June 12, 2020 at 1:00 Pm at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by the Bedford American Legion Post#33

Visitation will be held on Friday June 12, 2020 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford

June 09, 2020

Juanita K. Watson

April 14, 1930 — June 06, 2020

Juanita K. Watson age 90 of Bedford passed away on Saturday June 6, 2020 at 11:01 PM at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital.

She was born in Lawrence County on April 14, 1930 to John and Grace Wynn. She married John W. Watson on June 26, 1948 and he preceded her in death on December 17, 2005, Juanita was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Faith.

Survivors include her children, Sandy (Leroy) Mason of Bedford, Katrina Probasco of Bedford, Jena Morrow of Oolitic, and Tim (Carole) Watson of Bedford, 14 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren, and 10 Great Great Grandchildren

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Penny Shields, two sisters, Violet Slaughter, and Ruth Miller, two brothers, Bernard Wynn and Norman Wynn

Funeral services will be on Thursday June 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be on Wednesday June 10, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home

H. Catherine “Katie” Lagenour

Oct. 23, 1926 — June 07, 2020

H. Catherine “Katie” Lagenour, 93, of Odon, Indiana (where she spent most of her life), passed peacefully on June 7th, 2020 at St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper, Indiana.

She was born in Martin County, Indiana on October 23rd, 1926 to George E. Howerton and Maggie “Wininger” Howerton. Katie married Herbert Lagenour on May 23rd, 1942 and he preceded her in death on January 25th, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; (1) Brother – George Howerton; (4) Sisters – infant Mary and toddler Lois Howerton, Dorothy Hagen, and Violet “Polly” Baer; Sons-in-law – Bill Clay and Raymond Nash; and Daughter-in-law – Judy Lagenour.

Katie was a member of the First Christian Church of Odon and Past Worthy Matron and 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star (OES), Chapter 249, French Lick. She was the Crane Cafeteria Manager for many years and then switched to the NAD Crane Navy side and retired in 1984 after 32 years. After retirement, she for a while drove a taxi at NSWC Crane.

Katie loved spending time with her family, eating out, shopping, reading, quilting, embroidery and word find puzzles.

Her and Dad (Herb) were Florida snowbirds for many years and loved to camp and travel. She was caring and loving, loved by many and will be missed.

Katie is survived by her Son Stephen Lagenour & (Carole) of Bedford, Indiana, Daughters, Karen Clay of Morgantown, Indiana, Patsy Hedrick & (Roger) of Dubois, Indiana, Mary Lee Asdell & (Randy) of Bloomington, Indiana, Sister, Lorene Lagenour of Hillham, Indiana, (22) Grandchildren, (61) Great-Grandchildren & (17) Great-Great Grandchildren. Many Nieces and Nephews also survive.

A Graveside Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Al Madden on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmons Ridge Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Emmons Ridge Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Kalb, 2494 Hillham Road, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432.
Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Rex William “Baby Rexy” Pruett

Rex William “Baby Rexy” Pruett, infant son of Tony Ray Fentress and Selena Marie Pruett-Fentress, was stillborn at 5:41 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Bedford.

Survivors include his parents, Tony Ray Fentress and Selena Marie Pruett-Feentress of Mitchell; siblings, Lilly Fentress, Brennen Fentress, Peyton Fentress, and Kaiser Fentress; grandparents, Rex and Ashley Pruett of Saltillo, Jessica (Roger McCracken) Hubbard of Orleans, Rita Fentress of Louisville, Kentucky, and David (Monica) Whitlock of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; and great grandparents, Sharon Pruett of Saltillo, Mattie “Granny” Fentress of Louisville, Kentucky, and Rita Mudd of Clarksville.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Clifford Pruett, Tracey Bell, and Betty Hartley; and great aunt, Marie Moran.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 11, at Saltillo Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Cook officiating.

Condolences may be offered to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

June 08, 2020

Denver Leon (Lee) Johnson

July 08, 1932 — May 30, 2020

Denver Leon (Lee) Johnson, 87, of Springfield, Missouri passed away at Wilson’s Creek on May 30, 2020 at 11:35 pm.

He was born on July 8, 1932 to Earl and Vena (Brown) Johnson in Bedford, Indiana. After attending high school, Lee decided to serve his country and joined the United States Army in 1949. He served in three theaters of war: the Occupation of Japan after WWII, in Korea and then in Vietnam. During Lee’s wartime serve, he transitioned out of the United States Army and into the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force from 1952 until his retirement in 1971.
He was awarded many medals and commendations including, the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. After Lee’s retirement, he became an OSHA inspector for the State of Indiana. Then in 1990, he started his own business, Brittney Inc. He owned and operated Brittney Inc. for 28 years.

Lee was united in marriage to Carol (Staggs) Johnson on July 6, 1971 in Bedford, Indiana. Lee had a passion for collecting guns, hunting, raising cattle, going to the “cabin” and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Lee was a hard worker that had a larger than life personality. He was very successful and driven.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Dwight Johnson, Donald Johnson, Venita Pruney, Patricia Reynolds, Norma Edington and Delight Johnson; his sons, Glen Johnson and Bryan Johnson; and his granddaughter, Abby Raines.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Johnson; his daughters, Kay Johnson-Anthony and her husband, Gary; Janet Bobst and her husband, Gary; Lee Ann Tiller and her husband, Keith. He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren: Michael Rogers, William Rogers, Josh Rogers, Scott Johnson, Ricky Bate, Stacy Mulder, Miranda McPeak, Kendell Johnson, Kersden Johnson, Brittany Fehlbaum, Emma Raines and Ethan Raines; his 20 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Joyce Teeter and her husband, Carl.

Services for Lee will be Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with a visitation starting at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be offered to the family at greenlawnfuneralhome.com

June 07, 2020

Ivan Forrest Borders

May 31, 1931 — June 05, 2020

Ivan Forrest Borders, 89, of Bedford died at 6:10 pm on Friday, June 5, 2020 at his residence.

Born May 31, 1931 in Lawrence County he was the son of Lonnie Borders and Cora (Byers) Guthrie. He had attended the Church of the Nazarene in Bedford. He retired as a Sawyer from Architectural Stone Company after 42 years. He started working at the Bedford Times Mail in the 1960’s and worked several jobs there until he was physically unable to continue. He loved working at the Times-Mail. He married Marilyn Gould on January 28, 1955 and she survives.

Survivors include: his wife Marilyn of Bedford; one daughter, Karen Daulton and her husband Denny of Bedford; one grandson, Brad Holmes and his wife Heather of Bedford; four great grandchildren: Austin Holmes and his wife Jalyn, Katelyn Holmes and her fiance` Kirk Stewart, Autumn Holmes and Gatlin Holmes; one brother, Merle Borders of North Vernon; one sister, Hazel Adams of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Norma Walters and her husband Steve of Bedford; one brother-in-law, David Gould and his wife Norma Jean of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Borders, his mother and stepfather Cora and Oscar Guthrie who raised him, a sister, Bonnie Guthrie, a sister-in-law, Myrna Kay Gould, brother-in-law, Dale Gould, and a brother-in-law Phillip Adams.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 9th at the Green Hill Cemetery with Brother Rick Leach officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday.

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

June 06, 2020

Barbara J. Taylor

Barbara J. Taylor, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, June 1 at White River Lodge in Bedford. Cremation was chosen with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements.

June 05, 2020

John L. Hovis

March 26, 1941 — June 03, 2020

John L. Hovis, 79, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at his residence.

Born March 26, 1941, in Martin County, he was the son of Paul L. and Ilene (Grove) Hovis. John was reared in the home of his grandparents, Albert and Ruth Grove. He was a graduate of Shoals High School. He married Debra Ann Tolbert July 27, 1976.

John retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of Oolitic American Patriot Lodge No. 750 F.&A.M. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping, and sitting on the front porch.

After retirement, he worked on golf carts, owned J&J Construction and Walls Muffler, and owned and operated Deb’s Trucking several years.

John was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of Shoals American Legion Post No. 61, and Oolitic Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1686.

Survivors include many loved ones.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Connerley Switch Cemetery with Pastor Tim Voorhies officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 61.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. American Patriot Lodge No. 750 F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Paul William Stiles

March 09, 1951 — June 04, 2020

Paul William Stiles, 69, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Garden Villa.

Born March 9, 1951 in Bedford, he was the son of Forest and Rose (Beedie) Stiles.  He married Elese Brewer on July 5, 1974 and she preceded him in death on January 31, 2020.

Paul was a Bedford High School graduate of the Class of 1969 and attended Franklin where he played football. He retired from General Electric then worked security at Ivy Tech in Bloomington. Paul was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a past Grand Knight. Paul loved bowling in the Cotton Pace and Gaylus Easton Memorial, and once bowled a perfect 300. He was also an avid golfer and softball player. Paul loved going to his grandsons sporting events.

He is survived by his son, Todd and wife Cammy of Bedford; three grandsons, Trevyn, Brynden, and Ayden Stiles; brothers, Steve (Charlene) Stiles and Ed (Gayle) Stiles; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 12, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Adam Ahern and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 P.M. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in memory of Paul.

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

Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rhoden

Oct. 01, 1950 — June 02, 2020

Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rhoden, more commonly known as “Coach”, 69 years young of Martinsville, passed unexpectedly from his blessed, earthly life at 5:33 pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Kenny was one of five children born to the late Harold Junior and Leona Edith (Thatcher) Rhoden. He was born on Sunday, October 1, 1950 in Beech Grove, Indiana.

Kenny moved to Martinsville as a young lad and graduated from Martinsville High School with the class of 1968. His love for Martinsville and all sports were evident, as his entire life was spent playing, coaching, mentoring, and being a fierce Martinsville Artesian.

In 1971, Kenny was summoned by Coach Sam Alford to organize the new youth basketball program, Lil’ Arties. Rhoden graciously accepted and ran the program for the following 47 years, with the help of his soulmate and sidekick, Theresa Marie (Skillman), whom he married on June 15, 1975 in Bedford, Indiana. Their marriage of nearly 45 years is one to be envied, as you rarely ever saw one without the other!

Kenny’s years of coaching span over nearly 50 years with countless accomplishments! He began coaching the Martinsville High School Girls’ Softball team in 1999, having achieved back-to-back Class 4A state titles in 2005 and 2006, six Conference Championships, four Sectional Championships, three Regional Championships and a final four title in 2004. Upon his retirement after the 2018 season, he was dubbed as the school’s winningest softball coach.

Additionally, Kenny coached both girls’ and boys’ basketball for nearly 20 years at East Middle School, numerous years of Little League Baseball and Softball and 16 years of Junior League Football. Just to highlight a few of his accolades, Kenny was awarded Mid-State Conference Coach of the Year in 2017-18 and in 2004-05; he was named to the Martinsville Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013; he received the FFF Mayor’s Award in 2011; Albert E. Merritt Award in 2001, and in 2018, The City of Martinsville proclaimed a day in January as “Ken Rhoden Day” for his countless hours of dedication to the community. Lastly, Kenny was honored by the State of Indiana with the Circle of Corydon award, which is given to exemplary citizens who have made remarkable contributions for the betterment of Indiana.

Undeniably, Kenny loved sports and the Artesians, though his greatest blessing was his family, especially his six grandchildren! He also treasured beach vacations and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan!

And then, there was work….yes, he also held a career spanning over 40 years in the insurance industry. He began working as an underwriter for Indiana Insurance Company in Indianapolis for approximately 20 years, before working a short time as an agent for Hodges Insurance in Martinsville and eventually Mayfield Insurance in Mooresville, where he eventually retired in 2017.

Kenny leaves behind an extraordinary legacy and a family who will continue to celebrate him, as they grieve his passing, including his wife, Theresa M. Rhoden of Martinsville; two sons, Rob (wife, Heather) Rhoden of Martinsville and Kyle (wife, Lesley) Rhoden of Plainfield; one daughter, Natalie (husband, Daniel) Urban of Martinsville; six grandchildren, Peyton, Dylan, Chase and Zach Rhoden and Caleb and Molly Urban; three brothers, Marvin (wife, Donna) Rhoden of Florida, Melvin (wife, Anita) Rhoden and Danny (wife, Jenny) Rhoden and one sister, Joyce Rhoden all of Martinsville.

The Rhoden family will be receiving visitors on Sunday, June 7th, 2020 from 2:00 pm-8:00 pm at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center. All guests will be required to provide and wear a face covering before entering the building in an effort to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

The family has requested to have a private funeral service on Monday and Kenny will be laid to rest following the ceremony and processional past the Martinsville H.S. softball field in New South Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the MHS Athletics, c/o MHS, 1360 E. Gray Street, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Please share memories and condolences with the Rhoden family online at www.nealandsummers.com

Teresa L. (Wampner) Featherstone

Teresa L. (Wampner) Featherstone, 62, of Paoli, died Wednesday, June 3. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

Teddy Joe Pearson

Teddy Joe Pearson, 76, of Marengo, died Wednesday, June 3. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

June 04, 2020

Charlotte Ann Ross

May 11, 1944 — June 02, 2020

Charlotte Ann Ross, 76, of Mitchell passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at IU Health Hospital-Bloomington.

Born May 11, 1944 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank Riggle, Doris (Terrell) Riggle-Elliot and stepfather, John Elliot.

She married Jerry Ross on October 25, 1961 and he survives.  She attended Silverville Baptist Church. She retired as Chief Matron of Lawrence County Sherriff’s Department.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry; two sons, Jerry Ross, Jr. and companion Beverly Trowbridge, Terry Scott Ross; one daughter, Vicky (Danny) Bridges; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Riggle and Larry Riggle; several nieces nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather and one sister, Frances Craig.

A private graveside service will be on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ferugsonlee.com

Larry Dale Kern

Dec. 20, 1944 — June 02, 2020

Larry Dale Kern, 75, of Bedford passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at IU Health Hospital-Bloomington.  Born December 20, 1944 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Dale and Annie (Mills) Kern.

Larry married Betty Treece on September 5, 1964 and she survives. He was a maintenance electrician at Cummins and Visteon. He also started Kern Tax Service. He graduated from Bedford High School Class of 1962 and was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a past member of the Eagles. After retirement he enjoyed piecing together quilts. Larry loved to read, travel and play golf.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; children, Connie (Joe) Cunningham, David (Ann) Kern, Dana (Joy) Kern; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brothers, Bill Way and Larry D. Way as well as many other siblings, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Cleveland; several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020 and 10:00 A.M. until the service hour on Saturday, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

June 03, 2020

John A. Myers

May 10, 1933 — May 29, 2020

John A. Myers age 87 of Bedford passed away on Friday May 29, 2020 at 9:30 Pm at White River Lodge in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on May 10, 1933 to Earl O. Myers and Flora Alice (Nichols) Myers. John married Phyllis J. Fields on August 4, 1957 and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2020.

John was retired from the US Postal service where he was Assistant Postmaster at the Bedford Post Office, he was an US Navy Veteran and member of the Bedford American Legion Post #33

Survivors include one son, Kevin (Sheryl) Myers of Bedford, one daughter, Linda (Mark) Jackson of Bedford, 5 Grandchildren, Laura (Jimmy) Gossman, Andrew (Fawna) Myers, Tim Myers, Jacqueline (Jason) Lyons, and Mary Ellen (Zach) Paul, 11 Great Grandchildren, Jackson, Paige and Jase Gossman, Jadelynn, Carson, Reid and Reece Lyons, Serenity Paul, Grace, Isaac, and Tyler Mullis

John was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Phyllis J. Myers, one sister, Gail Smith

Graveside rites will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday June 6, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements

Elma Louise Page

May 17, 1925 — June 01, 2020

Elma Louise Page, 95, of Springville, passed away at 4:35 am on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born May 17, 1925 in Springville, she was the daughter of Floyd C. and Sarah Elizabeth (Wright) Flynn. She married Louie Dale Page on July 2, 1942 and he preceded her in death on June 12, 2003. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Dale Page, Danny L. Page and wife, Medy, all of Springville; two daughters, Phyllis LaDonna Page, of Springville and Susan Donelle Rio and husband, George, of Oolitic; eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Robert L. Page, five brothers, Benny, Harold, George, Darrell, and Robert Flynn, four sisters, Madeline Thompson, Helen Jones, Carole Baker, and Betty Veatch; and two grandchildren.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

June 01, 2020

Mary A. Baker

Jan. 30, 1942 — May 30, 2020

Mary A. Baker age 78 of Mitchell passed away on Saturday May 30, 2020 at 4:36 Am at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on January 30, 1942 in Crawford County to Marie Alice (Dukes) Patton. Mary previously worked at Essex, PTG and Dana Corporation in Mitchell, she also was a cook at Spring Mill Inn Sate Park and Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship and previously attended Lighthouse Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include three sons, Rex (Jessie) Kennedy of Mitchell, Randy (Tyra) Kennedy of Silverville and Robert Kennedy of Yuma, Arizona, 10 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Harold Lee Kennedy, three sisters, Ruth, Dorothy, and Barbara, one brother, Gene, her companion, John York

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 1:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Hardinsburg.

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 4, 2020 from 11:00 Am until service time at 1:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Phillip Max Tincher

Dec. 23, 1938 — May 29, 2020

Phillip Max Tincher, 81, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born December 23, 1938, in Bryantsville, he was the son of Curtis and Iva (Chapman) Tincher. He married Marlene A. Smith May 5, 1961.

Phillip served as Chief of the Mitchell Police Department and retired July 1, 1985, with 20 years and three days of service. He then was employed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and retired April 1, 2011 as a driver examiner. Phillip was a charter member of Spring Mill Lodge Fraternal Order of Police No. 172, and was a charter member and past president of the Mitchell Police Merit Board.

Phillip was an IHSAA basketball official for 25 years. He graduated from Huron High School in 1957 and was a charter member and first president of the Lawrence County Humane Society. Phillip was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and a member the American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene Tincher of Mitchell, sons, Timothy L. (Lisa) Tincher of Lebanon, Phillip C. (Christie) Tincher of Indianapolis, grandchildren, Rachel E. Glass, Timothy P. Tincher, and Kinley M. Tincher, siblings, Doris Sheeks of Mitchell, Mae Lou Howard of Mitchell, Daniel C. Tincher of Mitchell, Gerry L. Tincher of Mitchell, brother-in-law, Roy L. “Bud” (Linda) Smith of Bedford, several nieces and nephews.

His parents and brother and sister-in-law, Roy D. and Martha Tincher, preceded him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Adam Ahern, Deacon Dave Reising, and Bro. Roy “Bud” Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts: St. Mary’s Catholic Church or American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard

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

John Franklin Roach

March 05, 1943 — May 29, 2020

John Franklin Roach, 77, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born March 5, 1943, in Orangeville, he was the son of Glenwood and Marie (Tuell) Roach. He married Diane Lea Hawk November 12, 1977, and she preceded him in death April 16, 2019.

John was employed 30 years at Reynolds Inc., was owner of John’s Appliance Repair, and a member of International Operators Union No. 181. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and flying.

John was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his children, Bryan Keith (Bridget) Roach of Bedford, Johnna “Jody” Faulconer and Dale Clouse of Paoli, Barry Lynn (Polly) Roach of Tunnelton, J. T. Roach and Brandy Hulett of Orleans, Charlotte and Sean Scoggins of Orleans, 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, siblings, Jim Roach of French Lick, Michael Roach of French Lick, Patricia Mattox of Orleans, and Glenda Farnsley of Sellersburg.

His parents; wife; daughter, Sarah Roach; and siblings, Anthony “Rex” Roach, Robert Dean Roach, Tracy Lynn Roach, and Sue Roach, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

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

Howarden Glen Wells

Feb. 26, 1939 — May 29, 2020

Howarden Glen Wells, 81, of Nashville, passed away peacefully at his home after a long illness on May 29, 2020. He was born February 26, 1939 in Paoli to parents Ayles & Iva (Mauck) Wells. He married Jayne Gilliatt October 20, 1958. He was a self-employed building contractor and was of Jehovah Witness faith.

Survivors include his Wife- Jayne Wells of Nashville, Daughter- Roxane Neibert & spouse, Kim of Nashville, Son- Tracy Wells & spouse, Joyce of Bedford, Brother- Gerald Wells of Minnesota, 4 Grandchildren, and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Howarden is preceded in death by his parents and siblings- Ayles Wells Jr., Margaret Lund, Maxine Nicholson, Doyle Wells, Glendon Wells and Chet Wells.

A graveside service will be 12 noon Tuesday, June 2 at Concord Cemetery. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

John A Myers

John A Myers, 87, of Bedford, died Friday, May 29. Graveside rites will be at noon on Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

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