Obituaries — March 2018

March 31, 2018

Albert William Cross, Sr.

Jun. 25, 1931 — Mar. 29, 2018

Albert William Cross Sr., 86, of Springville, died at 11:58 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.

Born June 25, 1931, in Bloomington, he was the son of Albert Henry and Kathryn (Stogdill) Cross. He married Thelma Chambers on Nov. 23, 1955, and she survives. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in education in 1957. He was a teacher first in North Judson, and later, Springville where he was a principal. He then taught in Orleans and lastly, at Mitchell.

He retired from teaching in 1965 and started working at Crane Naval Base in 1966. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a playwright and songwriter.

He and Thelma were founding members of Little Theatre of Bedford. An avid musician, he could play many stringed instruments with a focus on classical guitar, bluegrass, and gospel.

As a farmer, he was a Minneapolis Moline tractor collector and he introduced Scotch Highland cattle and Angora goats to Lawrence County.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Springville; nine children, Albert W. Cross Jr. and wife, Roxie of Springville, Rowena Cross-Najafi and husband Reza of Bedford, Deanna Rieber and husband Dan of New York City, Gary Cross of Mabel, Minnesota, Jessica Lamker of Savage, Minnesota, Kylena Cross and wife Julia Nation, of Frederick, Maryland, Priscilla Griggs and husband Clarence of Rogers, Texas, Doran Cross and wife Tricia of Providence Village, Texas, and Mytyl Hutchinson and husband Christian of Derwood, Maryland; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters, Dorothy Lutes and husband Bill of Pikes Peak, Rose Hatton and husband Don of Freetown, Beverly Blankenfeld, Alberta McConnell and husband Larry, all of Bloomington and Linda Lane of California; two brothers, Frederick Cross and wife Ginger of Georgia and Rodney Cross and wife Janet of Orleans; sister-in-law, Carol Cross of Bloomington; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert, brother, Gary Dean Cross (in infancy); and a brother-in-law, Richard Blankenfeld.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Springville Gym Restoration Fund.

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

Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Hague Funeral Home in Medora.

March 30, 2018

Gene P. Whitford

Gene P. Whitford, 86, Bedford, died Feb. 20. Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Beech Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Albert W. Cross

Albert W. Cross, 86, Springville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 29, 2018

Michael Lee Bowden

Michael Lee Bowden, 64, Bedford, died Tuesday. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Springville West Cemetery. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Roger D. Cole

Roger Dale Cole, 66, Springville, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1828 Sieboldt Quarry Road. Service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington.

Kathy M. Bennett

Kathy Mae (Hall) Bennett, 58, Bloomington, died March 16. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

March 28, 2018

Mildred J. (Johnson) Sykes

Oct. 2, 1928 — March 25, 2018

Mildred J. (Johnson) Sykes, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 2, 1928, in Roane County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of William Charles and Agnes Johnson. She married Chester Sykes; and he preceded her in death in 1993.

She was a homemaker.

Mildred loved quilting and cooking.

Surviving are children, Wanda Stewart, Betty (Larry) Kern, Lester Treece, Carrie Spires, Dallas Wayne (Betty) Sykes, Shirley (Andy) Nelson, Donna Richardson, Faye Spicer and James D. Sykes; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Pamela Sykes; granddaughter; four brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Phyllis Ann (Bowden) Bechner

March 20, 2018

Phyllis Ann (Bowden) Bechner, 84, Indianapolis, died on March 20.

She was a member of Fairview Community Church and had operated Luv & Hugs Canine Training. She also had worked for Bedford Veterinary Service. She is remembered as a well-loved person who loved animals and did charity work.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Bishop of Florida and Aaron Bechner of Bedford; and one sister, Brenda Lawson of Indianapolis.

Cremation was chosen. Arrangements were by Indiana Funeral Care, Indianapolis.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the White River Humane Society.

March 27, 2018

Marvin N. Hackney

Dec. 1, 1930 — March 25, 2018

Marvin N. Hackney, 87, Bedford, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones.

Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Bedford, he was the son of Noble and Frances (Stultz) Hackney. He married Yolanda “YO YO” Flores in August of 1957; and she passed away Aug. 27, 2005. He later married Patricia Reynolds in 2009, and she survives.

Marvin was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was self-employed as a cabinet builder and attended Englewood Baptist Church. Marvin was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by two daughters, Tonia (Larry) Hitchcox of Bedford, and Vanessa (Randy) Arthur of Mitchell; son, Noble Hackney of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Yolanda; son, Travis Hackney; grandsons, Erick Luttrell and Nathan Hackney; two brothers, Conrad and John; and three sisters, Jewell, Kathleen and Dora.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday all at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Senior Citizens Club or the White River Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Margaret Sue (Pridemore) King

Aug. 16, 1935 — March 25, 2018

Margaret Sue King, 82, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her residence. She had been on kidney dialysis for almost 15 years.

Born Aug. 16, 1935, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Stephen Linza and Hazel Della (Montre) Pridemore. She married Phillip Eugene King Jan. 9, 1954, and he preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2018.

Margaret was a homemaker. She was a member of the Huron WTK Club, and a graduate of Shoals High School in 1953. Her grandbabies were her life.

Survivors include her children, Carroll (Peggy) King of Spartanburg, S.C., Marlene (Dave) Sanders of Huron, Delema (David) Moffatt of Huron, Dennis (Teresa) King of Huron, and Marvin Scott (Sandy) King of Huron; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen (Luther, Jr.) Shipman of French Lick.

Her parents; husband; son, Darrell King; great-grandson, Grant Cole King; and siblings, Paul Pridemore, Mary Strange, Wilma George and Hubert Pridemore, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Mark Fugate and Dirk Sears officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Port William Cemetery.

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

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

Mildred J. Sykes

Mildred J. Sykes, 89, Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Servicewill be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

March 26, 2018

Samuel J Foddrill

Oct. 10, 1933 — March 22, 2018

Samuel J. Foddrill, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 10, 1933, to Clifford Arnold Foddrill and Betty (Wilson) Foddrill. Samuel married Shirley Neeley in Ohio and she survives.

He was retired union carpenter and worked at Weddle Bros. Construction in Bloomington. He attended Bethel Community Church in Oolitic. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Foddrill of Bedford; two sons, Joe Foddrill of Orleans and Mark (Marco) Foddrill and wife Tracey Foddrill of Bedford; one sister, Becky Ryan of Oolitic; two brothers, Jack (Catherine) Foddrill of Bedford and Larry (Rita) Foddrill of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Tosha Charles, Nevin Foddrill, Andrew Foddrill, Allen Foddrill, Avery Foddrill, Sadie Foddrill and Ashley Cook; and great-grandchildren, Brantley Charles and Wade Smell.

Samuel was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret S. King

Margaret Sue (Pridemore) King, 82, Huron, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Port William Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Marvin N. Hackney

Marvin N. Hackney, 87, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford

March 25, 2018

David Eli Cramer

June 20, 1963 — Mar. 22, 2018

David Eli Cramer, 54, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Garden Villa in Bedford, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Martinsville on June 20, 1963, to William and Laura (Trusty) Cramer.

David attended Central Elementary and East Middle schools, both in Martinsville, Oolitic Middle School, and then went on to attend Charity Chapel Christian Academy. David was a longtime resident of Lyons Nursing home and later was a resident of Garden Villa in Bedford. David enjoyed playing bingo, completing word search puzzles; he enjoyed the Red Hat Society at Garden Villa and loved to make others laugh. He was very devoted to his family, and enjoyed spending time with those he loved.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, William E. and Sally Cramer of Bedford; brothers, Paul Cramer and William M. Cramer of Spencer; sisters, Cindy Rentas of Indianapolis and Tammy (Joe) Caswell of Springville; stepsisters, June (David) Rosario of St. Cloud, Florida, Jane Wilson of Bedford, Tammy (Brad) Burgess of Bedford, Kelly Wilson of Bedford, Jennifer Wilson of Athens, Tennessee, and Anne Thorpe of Bloomington; several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Cramer; his grandparents; and a stepbrother, James Wilson, Jr.

Funeral services will be on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with burial to follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Bro. Bill McKey and Bro. Steve Terry officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Carter Hawkins Canada

Larry Eugene Canada, Jr., age 76, originally of Bloomington, IN, passed away March 15, 2018, in Maple Grove, MN.

Carter was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. Carter was driven by his passions and committed himself to his visionary view of the world.

He was preceded in death by parents, Larry and Mary Canada of Bloomington/Bedford, IN; brothers, Tommy and Jonathan.

Survived by daughters, Michelle (AKA Shelley) Canada Barrell, Avery (Steve) Augustine, Pamela (Kevin) Jansen; stepson, Rich Figg; grandchildren, Peyton and Bailey Barrell, Joshua and Evan Augustine, Skylar, Victoria and Jenna Jansen, Zach and Brooke Figg; and great-grandchildren; sister, Charla (Roger) Wolf; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held Monday, March 26, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Indiana Memorial Union in the Federal Room, 900 East 7th St., Bloomington, IN.

Mildred Brice

Jan. 4, 1926 — March 22, 2018

Mildred L. Brice, 92, of Orleans, passed away at 5:35 p.m. on March 22, 2018, at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN.

She was born January 4, 1926, in Surgoinsville, TN, the daughter of Tom and Hazel (Wetzel) Bean.

She married Albert Brice on August 3, 1942, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1998.

She was a member of Syria Christian Church. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons, James (Judy) Brice of Fort Worth, TX, Dan (Kim) Brice of Louisville, KY, and Donald Brice of Bloomington, IN; one brother, James Bean of Annandale, VA; six grandchildren, Crissa Hubert, Robert Brice, Jennifer Goselin, Angela Smith, Jason Brice and Hunter Brice; nine great-grandchildren, Grant Randolph, Evan Randolph, Christian Brice, Boston Brice, Cole Smith, McKinley Smith, Brooklyn Goselin, Morgan Goselin and Amelia Brice.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, John Brice, and two brothers.

The funeral will be on Monday, March 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, with Brad Pickens officiating. Burial will follow in Syria Christian Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Orange County Community Foundation.

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

Samuel J. Foddrill

Samuel J. Foddrill, 84, of Bedford, died Thursday. There will be no services. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is handling arrangements.

March 23, 2018

Stephen Dennis Goen

June 12, 1940 — March 21, 2018

Stephen Dennis Goen, 77, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born June 12, 1940, in Sparksville, the son of the late Everett and Agnes Maggie Goen.

He enjoyed outdoor activities, watching hummingbirds and coloring books. He retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington after several years of being a machinist.

He is survived by daughters, Bonita (Larry) McPherson and Sarah (Jason) Hassler; sons, Monte Goen and Johnny Goen; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Karen) Goen and Joe (Glenda) Goen; and sister, Patty (Marvin) Reynolds.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Dennis Goen; brothers, Charles Goen and Bill Goen; and sisters, Sheila Wells and Cynthia Goen.

Family and friends may call at Hague Funeral Home in Medora from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, March 25. A private graveside service will be conducted by Hague Funeral Home at Dixon Chapel at a later date.

Memorials may be written to Charity of Choice, in care of Hague Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

March 22, 2018

Geneva (Stevens) Lemmons

Feb. 4, 1933 — March 19, 2018

Geneva Lemmons, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles N. and Martha Ellen (Childers) Stevens. She married Harold K. “Duke” Taylor in 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1957. She later married Robert E. Lemmons in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1974. She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bedford Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 654.

Survivors include a son, Steven Taylor of Bedford; a daughter, Linda Chapman of Davenport, Florida; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; four sisters, Louise Stevens Jones, Lula Belle Sifers, Wilma Violet Henson and Ruby Watterson; eight brothers, Franklin, Leroy, Pete, Lonnie, Albert, Bill, and Tedrowe Stevens, and Nettie Stevens Nelson.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, in Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor David Ferry officiating.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Frank M. Rogowski

July 20, 1958 — March 20, 2018

Frank M. Rogowski, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 2:47 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 20, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Steve and Virginia Rogowski.

Frank graduated from BNL High School and worked at Indiana University until his passing. He was of Catholic faith.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Deanna Rollins of Bedford; stepdaughter, April Rollins of Ames, Iowa; sister, Ruth Dube of Bloomington; two nieces, Mackenzie Lloyd of Chicago, Illinois, and Stephanie McCrea of Bloomington; along with his Tuesday and Thursday buddies from Bandana’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Taylor; and brother, Bruce Rogowski.

Frank’s wishes were to be cremated, there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

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

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

Alta F. Hunsaker

Alta Frances “Toadie” (Adams) Hunsaker, 102, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 21, 2018

Wanda Marie ‘Rita’ Busch

July 10, 1947 — March 18, 2018

Wanda Marie “Rita” Busch, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Born July 10, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Noble and Charlotte (Goens) Harrison. Rita married Mike Busch on Nov. 6, 1965; and he survives.

She attended Bedford High School and worked at various factories. Rita was a member of Bedford Baptist Temple.

She is survived by her husband, Mike; children, Tom (Mindy) Busch, Steve Busch and Charlotte Blackburn; grandchildren, Kayla (Matt) Wagner, Michael Busch, Karly (fiancé Justin Chambers) Busch, Thomas Busch, Daniel Busch, Lea Philpott, Nathaniel Busch, Clay Blackburn and Bailey Blackburn; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Ainsley and Gibson Wagner; sisters, Kay (Larry) Armstrong, Polly Flynn, Brenda (Russell) Watson and Patty Turner; brother, Mark Peters; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Danny Busch; sister, Shirley Harrison; and brothers, Donnie Harrison and Jimbuck Harrison.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23, at Bedford Baptist Temple, with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9-11 on Friday, all at the church.

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

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

Gertrude Maude ‘Gerty’ (Ball) Burton

Aug. 24, 1918 — March 12, 2018

Gertrude “Gerty” Maude (Ball) Burton, 99, of Kokomo, passed away at 8:30 a.m. March 12, 2018, at Northwoods Village, Kokomo. Gerty had a full and wonderful life.

She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Mitchell, to the late Frank Ball and Anna Mae (Fletcher) Ball. She grew up with a Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher life around the beauty of Spring Mill State Park.

Gerty fell in love with her childhood sweetheart Walter (Booty) Burton. They were married in Art Bank, Montana on Feb. 8, 1943, just before her new husband shipped off to Italy to serve his country in World War II. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1991.

During the war, Gerty worked for Delco and following the war became a housewife to raise her daughter and son. Gerty was a very active member of Kokomo and during her life was given many special recognition awards from organizations and in the summer of 2010 the city of Kokomo recognized Gerty as the Woman of the Year and announced a day as Gerty Burton day.

She was always active sewing, crocheting, quilting, serving on a committee, visiting/helping others and in the last 40 years painting, which became her true love after learning from her daughter-in-law, Linda Burton.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Kokomo Arts Association. She was a BYF Youth Fellowship Leader, Guild Girls Leader, Sunday school teacher for over 60 years, Girl Scout Leader, and 4-H Leader. She participated in the Greentown Fair and the Indiana State Fair for over 70 years for canned goods, quilting, dolls and paintings.

Gerty loved life and was always ready to help anyone in need. Gerty worked at the Art Works, which is now located on Main Street downtown Kokomo until she was 97. Please visit the studio and you will find a wall upstairs displaying many of her paintings. She will not only be missed from her family but for all the people in Kokomo that she has touched or helped along the way. Gerty touched many lives, loved her grandchildren and loved her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Keith F. (Linda) Burton of Parrish, Florida; one sister, Audra Crispen of Kokomo; eight grandchildren, Philana Orem, Anjanetta Oricoli, Patrick Orem, Alicia Orem, Autumn Paul, Tracy Weldon, Tiffany Peltier and Benjamin Burton. There are also three great-grandchildren AJ Oricoli, Bellamarie Oricoli and Tabitha Cato Burton Peltier. Also surviving is Charlene Olson, who loved Gerty and became her adopted daughter after Diana’s passing. Charlene was a loving friend that visited and took care of Gerty every week that became part of our family.

Gerty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana Orem and Phillip Orem; three brothers Jim, Garris and Raymond Ball; also three sisters, Ruth Condon, Mary Tickfer and Mabel Lee Ball.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. Pastor Jeff Sexton will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

You may read Gerty’s obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can sign the guest book or share a personal message to the family.

Alta Hunsaker

Alta “Toadie” Hunsaker, 102, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 20, 2018

Ravenna June (Kirkman) Hanners

Aug. 11, 1943 — March 18, 2018

Ravenna June Kirkman Hanners, 74, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 11, 1943, she was the daughter of Mavis Kirkman. She married Leonard Norman Hanners on Aug. 15, 1959, at the age of 16.

He had three small sons, Leonard Mark Hanners and wife Nikki, Lionel Matthew Hanners and Timothy Morgan Hanners, all of Bedford, to raise. Mom raised them as her own. She had three more children to add to the bunch, Melanie June Zumhingst and husband Jed of Williams, Michael Norman Hanners and wife Beverly of Newport News, Virginia and Martin Jeffrey and wife Salli of Springville.

Dad passed away in May of 2006. They had been married 47 years. He was the love of her life.

She was baptized at the age of 8 in the creek in Springville. She was a Christian woman and member of American Legion. She devoted her life to raising her children and loving her husband. She was an awesome cook and baker. The best Thanksgiving dinners would be found in her kitchen.

Also surviving along with her children; 10 grandchildren, Brandy Hanners, Julie Hanners, Weston Hanners, Robin Collingsworth, Brian Hanners, Evan Burns, Anthony Burns, Jerrica Dell Fierro, Dustin Hanners and Jayson Hanners; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; one brother, Kenneth Kimmel of Bedford; and one sister, Sherry Kapfhammer of Fairland.

She was preceded in death by her mother; husband; a daughter-in-law, Jo Hanners; and one grandson, Timothy Hanners.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Following the burial, everyone is invited to a pot-luck dinner at Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, 515 ‘X’ Street in Bedford.

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

Mary Roslyn ‘Rose’ (Beedie) Stiles

Nov. 10, 1930 — March 15, 2018

Mary Roslyn Stiles, 87, of Bedford, was called home to her heavenly reward on Thursday, March 15, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital at 1:15 p.m. surrounded by her family.

Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Bedford; she was the daughter of Max and Olive (Daugherty) Beedie. Mary married Forrest Stiles on May 6, 1950; and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2005.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where she was an active member of the Bereavement Committee; was a graduate of Bedford High School; worked at RCA Bloomington; and retired from Extruded Alloys, Bedford, in 1981.

She really enjoyed spending time with her family. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her three sons, Paul (Elese) Stiles, Steven (Charlene) Stiles and Ed (Gayle) Stiles; one sister, Lucille Pearson; one grandson, Todd (Cammy) Stiles; three great-grandchildren, Trevyn, Brynden and Ayden Stiles; four step-grandchildren, Trent, Kyle, and Traci Miller and Kathryn Beam; one brother-in-law, Willard (Pearl) Stiles; several nieces and nephews, John (Terry) Luttrell, Kevin Luttrell, Debbie (Paul) Gratzer, Janna (Tim) Abell, Mike (Tina) Beedie, Carolyn (Duane) Carter, Beth Ann Stiles King, Robert (Connie) Stiles, JD (Toni) Stiles, Sondra (Rick) McWilliams, Patty (Bub) Sullivan and Shelley Crowley; cousins, Rob (Joyce) Daugherty, Mike (Sheila) Daugherty, Leonard (Joyce) Daugherty and Connie Kendall; and one step-brother, Joe Conley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Tom, Gerald and Clyde Beedie; brothers-in-law, Paul Irvin Stiles and Pete Pearson; two half-sisters, Harriet Johnson and Sue Ellen Ellis; several nieces and nephews, Lisa Beedie Brown Bell, Cathy Luttrell Van Meter, Greg Luttrell, Doug Luttrell and Terry Luttrell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Pall Bearers: Todd Stiles, Trevyn Stiles, Brynden Stiles, Ayden Stiles, Mike Beedie, Trent Miller, Kyle Miller, Rob Daugherty, Leonard Daugherty and Kevin Luttrell.

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

Wanda M. Busch

Wanda Marie “Rita” Busch, 70, Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bedford Baptist Temple and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bedford Baptist Temple. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Geneva Lemmons

Geneva Lemmons, 85, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 19, 2018

Anna Catherine (Johnson) Webster

Oct. 14, 1928 — March 14, 2018

Anna Catherine Webster, 89, of Bedford, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Oct. 14, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank W. and Mary Lucille (Horn) Johnson. She married Charles Webster on May 29, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2003.

She was a graduate of the Bedford High School with the Class of 1947.

She had been a bookkeeper for Sinclair Refining Co. and QT Tool, and worked at Crowders Pharmacy for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Happy Travelers.

Survivors include three children, Charles Daniel Webster Jr. and wife Susan, Pamela K. Sanders and husband Tom, all of Bedford and Barry Dean Webster and wife Michele of Newburgh; nine grandchildren, Amy Haley and husband Shawn, Aaron Sanders and wife Angie, all of Bedford, Kathy James and husband Matt of Granger, Melissa Ranizewski and husband Steve of Bath, Maine, Mandy Weaver and husband Josh of Bedford, Sara Goodman and husband James of Mitchell, Emily Williams and husband Ryan of Evansville, and Elizabeth Webster and Kathryn Webster, both of Newburgh; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Jerry W. Johnson and wife Betty of Madison; and a grandson-in-law, Gary Miller of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Kristi Miller; and two sisters, Marilyn Jackson and Frankie Sue Brinegar.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Special thanks to StoneBridge Health Campus for their excellent care.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Boys and Girls Club.

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

Janice Nadine (Holt) Holmes

Dec. 11, 1955 — March 16, 2018

Janice Nadine (Holt) Holmes, 62, of Bedford, died at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.

Born Dec. 11, 1955, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Donald R. Holt and Frances P. (Mundy) Holt Bosell.

She was a Team Leader in the Deli at Jay C Plus in Bedford. Jan enjoyed crafting, reading and spending time with her family, friends, pets, and watching the I.D. Channel.

Survivors include two daughters, Dena R. Kimmel and Shawna L Cady (Dennis French), all of Bedford; two granddaughters, Trinity D. and Gracie R. Cady, both of Bedford; three sisters, Connie Cundiff of Shoals, Dona Wheat of Shoals and Becky (John) Sellers of Trinity Springs; one brother, Monty Holt of Shoals; her beloved pets, Minnie and Molly; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step father, Henry Bosell; and one nephew, Tony Wheat.

Jan’s wishes were to be cremated without services.

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that donations be made in her memory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Delcie Sue ‘Susie’ (Witt) McCarty

May 31, 1953 — March 15, 2018

Delcie Sue “Susie” McCarty, 64, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 31, 1953, in Seymour, she was the daughter of J.B. and Irene (Vaughn) Witt. She married Lawrence David McCarty Sept. 5, 1971, and he preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2012.

Susie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include her children, Carl David (Ashley) McCarty of Mitchell, Jerry Lee McCarty of Williams, Michael Adam (Jacqueline) McCarty of Bedford, Amanda Sue McCarty of Bedford and Tiffany Erin McCarty of Bedford; siblings, Mary Wolfe of West Virginia, Judy Harris of Ohio, Connie Kern of Ohio and Johnny Witt of Kentucky; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Stanley J. Witt, preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be at a later date in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

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

Lloyd Gerkin

Jan. 23, 1929 — March 17, 2018

Lloyd Gerkin, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 23, 1929, in Monroe County, he was the son of Hershel and Pearl (Kern) Gerkin. He married Jessie Colleen Carroll May 4, 1947.

Lloyd retired from General Motors and was a farmer and carpenter. He graduated from Huron High School in 1947.

Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, fishing, watching sports, and traveling in his motor home.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen of Mitchell; children, Donna Kendall of Mitchell, Julie Lynn (Steve) Drake of Lebanon, Steve Gerkin of Mitchell, and Brian (Peggy) Gerkin of Mitchell; grandchildren, Doug (Sandy) Kendall, Carol Barber, Michael Kendall, Amy (Jeff) Wilson, Chrislyn (Mike) Particka, Daniel Gerkin, Emily (Nathan) Rogers, Thomas Gerkin, Jacob (Audra) Gerkin, Elizabeth (Bryce) Stephens and Allie Gerkin; and great-grandchildren, Andrew (Rebecca) Barber, Aaron Barber, David (Kelsey) Kendall, Angela Kendall, Madeline and Sam Wilson, Ben and Claire Particka, Alivia, Jack, Max and Liam Rogers, Shane and Elaina Gerkin, and Madison, Ethan, and Ella Gerkin.

His parents; grandson, Phillip Kendall; and brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Evelyn Gerkin, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honorary casketbearers: Don Kerber, Darin Kerber, Andy Gerkin, Kip Dorsett and Frank Dumond.

Casketbearers: grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Memorial Gifts: Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health Hospice House, or charity of your choice

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

Kathy M. Bennett

Kathy Mae (Hall) Bennett, 58, Bloomington, died Friday. Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Mary R. Stiles

Mary R. (Beedie) Stiles, 87, Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Ravenna J. Hanners

Ravenna J. Hanners, 74, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 18, 2018

Daniel Keith Clark

Sept. 18, 1942 — March 7, 2018

Daniel Keith Clark, 75, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House. He was born on September 18, 1942, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of George H. and Maggie (Deckard) Clark.

Dan joined the United States Marines Corps following high school in 1960. He was stationed in El Toro, California, following basic training in Pendleton, California. Dan was honorably discharged in 1964. He went on to work for Otis Elevator as a Human Resources Manager, and retired following 34 years of service.

Dan was a member of the American Legion, NRA, Gold Wing Motorcycle Club, USCCA and Indiana Sheriff’s Association. He enjoyed car shows, watching NASCAR and motorcycles. Dan loved his breakfasts at Cracker Barrel with his friends, traveling to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with his wife, Anita, and his Rottweilers.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Anita Kay Clark of Bloomington; children, Daniel Michael Clark (Tamara) of Bloomington, Danielle Turpin (Steve) of Bedford, Kimberly Patton (Kevin) of Bloomington, and Daniel Keith Clark, II (Schevonna) of Ellettsville; six grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Dan is also survived by his brother, James R. Clark (Janet) of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Donald R. Clark.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cracker Barrel, 380 North Jacob Drive, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to IU Health Bloomington Hospice House or the American Cancer Society. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to Dan’s family at www.allencares.com.

Delcie Sue ‘Susie’ McCarty

Delcie Sue “Susie” (Witt) McCarty, 64, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Burial will be at a later date.

Jeremy D. George

A celebration of life for Jeremy D. George, 41, of Bedford, who died Thursday, will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Bedford.

Kathy Bennett

Kathy Bennett, 58, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Janice Nadine Holmes

Janice Nadine (Holt) Holmes, 62, of Bedford, died Friday. No services are planned. Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is handling arrangements.

Lloyd Gerkin

Lloyd Gerkin, 89, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

March 17, 2018

Dorothy Maxine (Greer) Richards

Mar. 12, 1933 — Mar. 15, 2018

Dorothy Maxine Richards’ soul went to join her savior in heaven on March 15, 2018. She was 85 years old. She was residing at Bethlehem Woods nursing home when she died. She had struggled with dementia for at least 10 years, complications of which finally took her.

Dorothy was born March 12, 1933, to Lawrence and Agnes Greer at their farm near Mitchell. She met her husband Thomas E. Richards there and it was love at first sight because, after just 6 months, they were married on July 23, 1951. One year later, they welcomed the first of their 4 children, Jane; 18 months after that, Tom Jr. arrived; 4 years later came Mark, and finally James Paul, 4 years after Mark.

Dorothy loved God, her husband, her children and her church family. She was very active at Calvary Baptist Church for many years, serving as a Sunday school teacher, church secretary, pianist, choir member and prayer warrior.

In addition to her volunteer activities at church, she worked outside the home when her children were older. She held positions in administration with American Hospital Supply and F&G foods. But most of her life was spent making a good home for her husband and children.

Dorothy enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, art and music. She expressed her love through oil paintings, playing the piano, singing and quilting.

In 2007, she lost her beloved husband of 55 years. She never recovered from the loss. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Agnes Greer; brothers, Charles, Gerald and Bob Greer; and sisters, Mary Carpenter, Jean Horine and Betty Conner.

She is survived by all 4 of her children; her brother, George, 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was a wonderful person and will be missed terribly. If she could leave you with one thought it would be this, “If you are not already saved, GET SAVED! Then we can be together forever in heaven.”

Funeral Service will be 3 p.m., Monday, March 19, at Calvary Baptist Church, with calling from 1:30 p.m. until the service, with the Rev. Mike Harris officiating.

Calling will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. Burial in Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

Memorials should be given to Calvary Baptist Church or Heart to Heart Hospice.

Barry Q. Stine

Barry Q. Stine, 56, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Anna C. Webster

Anna Catherine (Johnson) Webster, 89, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 4-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 15, 2018

Anna Catherine Webster

Anna Catherine Webster, 89, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Barry Stine

Barry Stine, 56, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 14, 2018

Paul Jack Owens

March 11, 1936 — March 11, 2018

Paul Jack Owens, 82, of Orleans, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at his home.

He was born on March 11, 1936, in Bedford to Paul Jordan Owens and Ruth Splitgerber Owens. He married Janet Sue Gehl on April 26, 1960.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a retired truck driver.

He was a member of the Syria Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Sue Owens of Orleans; three daughters, Jackie Burgin of LaPorte, Jodie and Dewayne Gross of Orleans and Janie and Joe Allen of Orleans; one brother, Jerry Owens of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home with Larry Johnson officiating. A private interment will be conducted at a later date in the Paoli Community Cemetery.

Visitation to be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli.

Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli.

Online condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

March 13, 2018

Cathy Elaine (George) McNeely

March 28, 1951 — March 11, 2018

Cathy Elaine McNeely, 66, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 28, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Pauline (Clouse) George. She married William Patrick “Pat” McNeely April 25, 1969.

Cathy was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed painting, cross stitching, singing and dancing.

Survivors include her husband, “Pat” McNeely of Mitchell; daughters, Cindy Ann (Mike) Fanger of Bloomington and Misty Dawn (Dan) Wagner of Mitchell; grandchildren, Chase Patrick Cleveland, Michael Tyler Fanger, and Mary Caitlin Fanger, all of Bloomington; and sister, Bonnie Henderson of Bedford.

Her parents, and siblings, Mary Rayhill, Bobby George, Billy George, and Bud George, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

March 12, 2018

Alice M. (Jenkins) Stearns

July 11, 1934 — March 4, 2018

Alice M. Stearns, 83, of Mitchell, formerly of Bedford, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 11, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry Thomas and Lillie Mae (Box) Jenkins, one of 12 and all her brothers and brothers-in-law had eventually served in the military. She graduated from Shawswick High School and was also Senior Prom Queen. She was thrilled to save enough money from working at Kresge’s to travel to Washington DC with her graduating class.

She married Raymond Edward Stearns on July 2, 1953, whom she had known since they were children. They married in her oldest brother Art and Nora Jenkins’ home. She and Ray traveled with the Army and also vacationed whenever possible. They shared many friends & family and acquired a cherished extended family along their journey; stateside and overseas.

She was most proud to wear the title of Mrs. Sergeant Major Stearns when Raymond retired. Her roles as a wife, mother, Christian, musician and homemaker remained her mission throughout their marriage and during her natural life, and treasured being Grandma Alice.

She was a skilled seamstress, enjoyed embroidery, cooking and crafts, but mostly spending time with family. Being a military wife she often had to endure long separations from her beloved husband. She was much stronger than even she would ever give herself credit.

She was a lifetime member and 3rd generation of the Salvation Army Church and family.

Survivors include three daughters, Terri Lea Stearns of Mitchell, Tammy Lynn Wollaston Stearns of Pringle, South Dakota, and Tracy Louise Page and husband Patrick Atkinson of Bedford; grandsons, Jason E. Martin and wife Kara, their children, Leighton, Christian and Emory Alise Martin, and Curtis A. Scott, all of Mitchell and William “Billy” James Cox V of Colorado Springs, Colorado; granddaughters, Jennifer Hsu-Robinson and husband Robert Robinson of Bedford, their children, great-grandson, Andrew James Hsu and great-granddaughter, Courtney Hsu, both of Bedford, Heather M. Cox, (Greg Bodeker) and great-granddaughters, Addison Marie of Robins, Iowa, Bailey, great-grandsons Connor and Cian, of Iowa; granddaughter, Katherine R. Jastremski-Cox (David Jastremski) and great-grandson, Kaiden Joshua, granddaughter, Monica Wollaston, great-granddaughters, Leah and Bella Brasuell, and grandson, Timothy Wesley Wollaston, of Arlington, Texas; two brothers, Joe Jenkins and wife, Ida Mae and John Jenkins and wife, Jetta, all of Bedford; a sister, Zella Rose, of California. Also, surviving are her Stearns family and sisters-in-law, Shirley Cole of Santa Maria, California, Norma Jean Foster of Tipton, Tennessee and Delores Hopper of Mitchell, and their families; and son-in-law, William J. Cox Jr. of Cripple Creek, Colorado and James Hsu of California; mother-in-law, Georgia Elizabeth Stearns of Mitchell, passed in 1976. Her brothers-In-law, Robert and Ronald Stearns, and Roger Davis, also preceded her in death as well as her parents; three brothers, Arthur, Hubert, Billy Dean, and Perry Jenkins; four sisters, Helen Cazee, Ethel Allen, Leatha McCormick, and Janet Eagan; a sister-in-law, Annabelle Jenkins; a son-in-law, Tim Wollaston, Mesquite, Texas and South Dakota and several other in-laws and cousins.

She knew and loved 108 nieces and nephews on the Jenkins side and their families.

Alice lost her soulmate March 8, 2011, and has been searching for him ever since. She has left a legacy of love instilled in all that have known her, and her memories will be shared in our hearts through words, music and pictures for many years and generations that follow. She has given up her crown to be fitted for a halo. Rest In Peace Alice Marie

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ray Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Family and friends may express condolences at wwwdaycarter.com.

John M. Boling

Aug. 16, 1934 — March 7, 2018

John Matthew Boling, 83, of Ohio, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Delaware Court Health Care, Delaware, Ohio.

Born Aug. 16, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Aubury and Hattie (Baker) Boling. He married Mary E. Neely, on Feb. 28, 1953; and she survives.

John was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marine Corps, and coached City Drugs Women Softball League.

He owned Spincraft Metal Spinning, in Bedford, and Mitchell Machine, in Mitchell.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Boling, of Ohio; three daughters, Susan Olson of Mitchell, Linda Clemons, of Jeffersonville, and Sandy (Bill) Hammond, of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Connie Kelly; grandson, Dustin Wayne Hammond; and five sisters.

Graveside services were held at Springville West Cemetery on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Services were conducted by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Sherman Don Belcher

May 25, 1938 — March 10, 2018

Sherman “Don” Belcher passed away March 10, 2018, at the age of 79 in Columbus at Our Hospice of Southern Indiana.

Don was born in Mitchell, on May 25, 1938, the son of the late Henry Sherman Belcher and Naomi Fry Belcher. On Dec. 2, 1956, he married Marilyn Atchison in Mitchell.

Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; his children, Dawn (Jared) Powell, David (Missi) Belcher and Darrin (Heather) Belcher. Don was known as “Papaw” to Makinsie Rae (Jerry) Hickman, Aaron Michael, Conner Belcher and Cole Tanner Belcher and two great-grandchildren, Calvin Lee Hickman and Saylor Rae Hickman; also surviving are two sisters, Evalou Pate and Mary Davis; and two brothers, Daryl Belcher and Charles Belcher.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Elmer “Bud” Belcher; sister, Dorothy Marshall; and grandson, Cody Blayze Garcia.

Don retired as the Director of Operations from JayC Food Stores/Kroger Company after 48 years of service and loved his work and customers at JayC. He so loved working in his yard, playing the guitar, and building furniture for his family. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and yearly family reunions.

Those who were close to Don knew he lived by the four P’s: Patience, Perseverance, Perspiration, Passion and carried the legacy of a great man with them.

Family and friends may visit at Voss & Sons Funeral Service from 3-8 p.m on Tuesday. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell.

The family request that memorials be designated to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 East 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201, for the wonderful care provided for Don and the family, through the Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

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

Cathy E. McNeely

Cathy E. McNeely, 66, Mitchell, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell

March 10, 2018

Donald Blaine Perry

Sept.13, 1956 — March 8, 2018

Donald Blaine Perry II, 61, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at IU Health, Bedford.

Born Sept. 13, 1956, in Monroe County, he was the son of Donald Blaine Perry and Sandra K. Shepperd. He married Alesia Gayle Fink on July 7, 1990; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School, Class of 1974, and Montana State University, Class of 1991.

Donald worked at Stone Belt for the past 10 years.

He attended New Hope Community Church.

Donald was a great man, who loved his family, friends and his two dogs, Brutus and Tara. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Surviving are his wife, Alesia Perry; children, Austin Riley (Brandy) Perry and Dylan Thomas Perry; grandchildren, Riley James Perry, Lily Alona Perry and Miley May Perry; mother, Sandra Shepperd; father, Donald Blaine (Judy) Perry; siblings, Deanna (Kevin) Stalder, Rusty Shepperd, Jeff (Ronda) Perry, Rob Perry, Jamie Perry, Joyce Perry, Julie (Reginald) Harvey and Rebekah Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Caldwell.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Riley Hospital for Children.

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

March 09, 2018

John M. Boling

John M. Boling, 83, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springville West Cemetery. Arrangements by Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

March 08, 2018

Mildred Marie (Sowder) Smale

April 5, 1925 — March 6, 2018

Mildred Marie (Sowder) Smale, 92, of Heltonville, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born April 5, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Birtle and Letitia (Owings) Sowder. She married Albert “Jerry” Smale; he preceded her in death in 1975.

She attended Bartlettsville Grade School and Heltonville High School.

Mildred was a lifetime member of Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy (Ted) Smith of Heltonville; one son, Terry (Susan) Smale of Heltonville; grandchildren, Teddy (Shawn) Smith, Tony (Joni) Smith, Tracy (Gina) Smith, Terry Dean Smith, Cinnamon Kelly, Temple Hopper, Tim (Amy) Smale and Heather (Smale) McGlocklin; great-grandchildren, Tyler (Kristen) Smith, Todd Smith, Erin (Craig) Prince, Taylor Smith, Lauren (Chris) King, Alex Smith, Dalton (Taylor) Sosh, Dakota Sosh and Taylor McGlocklin; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Jerry” Smale; daughter, Carol Smale; parents; sisters, Gladys Sowder, Freedona Scott and Margaret Harden; and brothers, Clifton Sowder, Birtle (Roy) Sowder, Sylvester Sowder and Gerald Sowder.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at Bartlettsville Christian Church, with Pastor Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the church.

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

Reva “Jean” (Brown) Weir

May 26, 1937 — Dec. 24, 2017

Reva “Jean” Weir, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017.

She was born on May 26, 1937, in Monticello, Kentucky, to James Brown and Manie (Cross) Brown.

Jean was a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1955, she was a member of the Church of Christ and a minister’s wife. Jean married Jerry A. Weir on Dec. 22, 1957, at the Central Church of Christ in Bedford and he survives.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry A. Weir of Bedford; children, Debra A. Boles and husband Eddie of Markleville, Susan L. Fry and husband Michael of Bedford, and Scott A. Weir and wife Tammy of Rockford, Illinois; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Manie Brown; brother, George Brown; sister, Maxine Grinley; and her in-laws, Francis and Violet Weir.

A celebration of Jean’s life will be on Saturday, March 10, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Sautter Shedd

Feb. 25, 1927 — March 4, 2018

Elaine Sautter Shedd, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 4, 2018.

Elaine was born on Feb. 25, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Ray and Florence (Lindaver) Sautter. Elaine earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. During her career, she worked as a teacher, was an Assistant Admissions Director at DePauw University and was President of the School Board in Greencastle.

Elaine was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority; the PEO Sisterhood; the Round Table in Bedford; and was politically active with the Republican Party. Elaine was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Greencastle and Bedford. Elaine will be fondly remembered for her special gift of reaching out to family and friends through notes, cards, and birthday wishes phone calls.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Clark Shedd; and siblings, Robert Sautter, Jane Sautter Rohr and Ruth Sautter King.

She will be lovingly missed by her children, Priscilla Veeder (Christopher) and Amy Perrin (Thomas); grandchildren, Sydney Scardino (Anthony) and Hillary Veeder; great-grandchildren, Marlowe and Sloane Scardino; stepgrandchildren, Christine Stocco (Mario) and Ben Perrin (Brandie); step-great-grandchildren, Anthony and Ariana Stocco; as well as many other loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Services will be private. She will be interred next to her husband in Toledo Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences on Elaine’s online tribute page at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Mary A. Faulkner

Memorial services for Mary A. (Jackson) Faulkner, 70, Bedford, who died Feb. 23, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1828 Sieboldt Quarry Road. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Garlinghouse

Esther Garlinghouse, 97, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Michele (McCoy) Clapham

Michele (McCoy) Clapham, 57, Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Donald Koconis

Donald Koconis, 82, Bedford, died Wednesday at Core Nursing and Rehab. The funeral home is seeking information. Please contact Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes at (812) 275-4433 if you have any information to share.

March 07, 2018

Alma Jane B. (Burks) Flinn

Aug. 3, 1922 — March 2, 2018

Alma Jane B. Flinn, 95, of Bedford and Bloomington, passed away March 2 at her residence in Irving, Texas.

Jane was born Aug. 3, 1922, to James Loran and Frances Burks of Ellettsville.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Robert “Bob” Flinn; her daughter, Judith K. Murray of Bedford and Little Rock, Arkansas; her granddaughter, Jane K. Murray of Little Rock; her brothers, Jack and James Burks; and sisters, Marguerite Delaney and Virginia Riggs.

She is survived by her sister, Fredonna Curry of Bloomington; son-in-law Mike Murray of Little Rock, Arkansas; two grandsons, Michael Murray of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Patrick Murray of Irving, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Miles Murray (Emilie) of Perth, Australia, Clare Murray of Austin, Texas, Eleanor Murray of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Izgi Ozel of Los Angeles, California.

Jane worked in cost accounting for the Department of the Navy during World War II and soon after at Central Foundry in Bedford. There she met a handsome young naval veteran named Bob Flinn, whom she eventually married, and theirs was a beautiful marriage until his death in 2015. Jane also became a sought-after court reporter handling legal depositions throughout southern Indiana, and Bob was always there to proofread every word.

Jane was a member of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Board of Directors during its period of expansion, as well as the Dunn Foundation. She was a charter member of the Dunn Auxiliary Pink Ladies. She served many years at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Bedford.

Jane was very talented in needlework, knitting, gardening, and loved to cook and bake. She was always proud of her garden, especially her roses and pansies.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Joan Smoke officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation, Attention: Kim Gillespie, P.O. Box 729, Bedford, Indiana 47421. Please state “in memory of Jane and Bob Flinn.”

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

Mildred Anne (Wade) Chastain

June 16, 1930 — March 3, 2018

Mildred Anne (Wade) Chastain, 87, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 16, 1930, in northwestern Washington County, she was the daughter of Oscar Elmer and Mary Evaline (Phipps) Wade. She married Elmo Chastain on Dec. 25, 1950, in Campbellsburg with Elmo’s grandfather officiating. Elmo preceded her in death Jan. 3, 2014.

She was educated in Washington County schools and graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1949. Elmo and Mildred purchased a farm in southeastern Lawrence County in 1957 and remained there 56 years. The farming operation mainly involved raising corn, soybeans, hogs and cattle.

Mildred’s faith in Jesus Christ was evident throughout her teenage and adult years. She was a faithful member of the Fishing Creek Chapel congregation, attending over 60 years serving as secretary for many years and was a longtime piano accompanist during services. Church members were truly an extended family as evidenced through the care, concern and visitations of Fishing Creek members that helped take her to services and meetings at church.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Anne) Chastain of Culver, Connie (Larry) Smith of Mitchell, Teresa Chastain of Mitchell and Darrin (Kim) Chastain of Mitchell; grandchildren, Ashley Chastain, Jordan (Ashley) Chastain, Amy (Nate) Hendershott, Ryan (Paloma) Chastain and Jacob (Katie) Smith; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and all siblings. Mildred was the youngest child and had four siblings die in their infancy with only one older sibling that lived a full life — Ruth Irene Wade, who passed in 2005.

The service of worship celebrating Mildred’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Yancy Unger officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery off East State Road 60 near Carter’s Creek Christian Church.

Visitation with family will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Fishing Creek Chapel

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

Donald L. Simpson

March 14, 1934 — March 4, 2018

Donald L. Simpson, 83, of North Central Avenue, passed at 8:45 p.m. March 4, 2018, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Donald was born March 14, 1934, in Mitchell, the son of Clifford and Wilma Murray Simpson. He married Margaret E. Wigley June 7, 1958, and she preceded him in death.

After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and was an electronic technician and worked on many types of aircraft, including the B-36 and F-86. He taught industrial arts at Central Middle School for 34 years and loved running into his former students. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren and family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. In his free time, he liked to read science fiction and listen to blues, bluegrass and country music.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus, with Pastor D.J. Butcher officiating. Calling will be 10:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or First Christian Church.

Survivors include his sons, David Simpson of Chicago, Illinois and Paul (Renee) Simpson of Tomah, Wisconsin; halfsisters, Kathy (Joe) Adams of Avoca and Christy Simpson of Bedford; and grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Brite, Rhiannon Lockington Simpson, Sean Simpson, Gregorio Simpson, Caterina Simpson and Annalise Simpson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret, Feb. 6, 2007; daughter, Elaine, Feb. 29, 1992; and a grandchild, Sascha, Sept. 15, 2008.

You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

www.jewellrittman.com.

Mildred M. Smale

Mildred Marie (Sowder) Smale, 92, Heltonville, died Tuesday, March 6. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Bartlettsville Christian Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Alice M. Stearns

Alice M. (Jenkins) Stearns, 83, Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on March 13 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on March 14 at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 06, 2018

Carole R. (Flynn) Baker

Dec. 16, 1932 — March 3, 2018

Carole R. Baker, 85, of Bedford, died at 7:51 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford.

Born Dec. 16, 1932, she was the daughter of Floyd and Sarah Elizabeth (Wright) Flynn. She married Arthur Ishmael Baker in 1950 and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2003. She was co-owner of Midwest Metal Spinning and later was a home care nurse. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include a son, Steve Baker and wife Belynda of Bedford; five grandchildren, Lance Baker, Landon Baker and wife Tatum, Breanna Baker, Tyler Baker and Justin Baker and wife Cami; great-grandchildren, Braden Baker, Lila Baker, Emmy Baker, Brayden Patton and Whitney Baker; a sister, Elma Louise Flynn Page of Springville; a brother, Robert Dale Flynn of Peru; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Wayne Jeffrey Baker; four sisters, Rubia Irene Flynn, Madeline Flynn Thompson, Helen Gertrude Flynn Jones and Betty Joanne Flynn Veatch; and four brothers, Bennie Joseph Flynn, Harold William Flynn, George Edgar Flynn and Darrell Eugene Flynn.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Phillips and Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Ernest Howard Survance

April 15, 1946 — March 4, 2018

Ernest Howard Survance, 71, of Mitchell, died at 6:33 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 15, 1946, in Shoals, he was the son of Cleo and Bernice (Montgomery) Survance. He married Carol Hicks on May 14, 1966, and she survives.

He worked at U.S. Gypsum and later retired from Carpenter Body Works. He was a member of Faith Mission Church.

Howard enjoyed tractors and traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as well as mowing his lawn.

Survivors include his wife, Carol of Mitchell; three sons, Daniel Survance and wife Diane of Mitchell, Jeffrey Survance of Bedford and Matthew Howard Survance of Mitchell; two grandsons, Cameron and Patrick Survance, both of Mitchell; three sisters, Louise Holloway and husband Dale of Pennsylvania, Hazel Furhman of Shoals and Doris Russell of Mitchell; a brother Roger Survance of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Survance; and sisters, Wilma Pride, Lois Brashear, and Wanda Albright.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Faith Mission Church with Pastor Mark Stetler and Pastor Leonard Sankey officiating. A committal service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Faith Mission Church.

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

Alma J. Flinn

Alma Jane (Burks) Flinn, 95, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 05, 2018

Mildred A. Chastain

Mildred Anne (Wade) Chastain, 87, Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Alice M. Stearns

Alice M. Stearns, 83, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ernest H. Survance

Ernest Howard Survance, 71, Mitchell, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford

March 04, 2018

Carole R. Baker

Carole R. Baker, 85, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 03, 2018

Maurice E. Oldham

Dec. 16, 1924 — Feb. 28, 2018

Maurice E. Oldham, 93, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, surrounded by his family, Lesa (Tim) Miller, Steve (Debbie) Oldham and Brent (Kristine) Oldham; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; his sister, Mildred Whitfield; and his brother, RC (Caroline) Oldham.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Sue (Nance) Oldham; his parents; two sisters; and a brother.

After serving in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II, he returned home to farm, his life-long vocation. He moved with much of his extended family to the Bedford area in 1950. In 1951 he married Sue, started his family and began farming in partnership with his brother, Hubert, until the mid-1980s when both brothers took a well-earned retirement.

Maurice made his family the center of his life. He was never happier than when he was surrounded by family and a few close friends. He was universally cheerful and maintained a positive outlook throughout his life. He lived by a set of principles that were based on his Christian faith and basic ideals of fairness and equity. Without ever seeming to teach, he set an example for everyone around him of how to live an ethical, responsible and fulfilling life.

This combination of amiability and integrity caused him to be asked to join many local boards and committees. He served multiple terms as church trustee and deacon. He was a longtime member of the Farm Bureau board, the Soil and Water Conservation Board, and was actively involved with his children in 4-H.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

March 02, 2018

Maurice Oldham

Maurice Oldham, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 01, 2018

John David Lane

Dec. 10, 1956 — Feb. 26, 2018

John David Lane went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1956, in Bedford, the youngest child of Loren and Mary (Stigall) Lane.

John was a 1974 graduate of Oolitic High School. He was a member of the Grace Full Gospel Church.

He was employed with Republic Services of Bloomington.

John had a passion for singing, having a pure tenor voice. He was past member of the Sonshiners, Soul Searchers, White River Gospel Band and various church choirs.

John’s personality would light up a room. He was a jokester to all he came in contact with. He enjoyed cooking for family and friends, giving gifts and playing Santa, bowling, and he absolutely loved classic cars.

Survivors include his wife Mary; a stepson, Shane McDonald of Bedford; son, Jaron and daughter-in-law Lindsey of Bedford; his mother, Mary of Bedford; brother, George Gilbert and wife Sonjia of Syracuse; sisters, Linda Narvell and husband Vernie of Salem and Nancy Dorsett, Paul Dorsett, of Bedford; many nieces and nephews; his special fur babies and grand fur babies; and honorary children, Mike and Deb.

He was preceded in death by his father, Loren Lane and stepdaughter, Lindsey Prunty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Grace Full Gospel Church with Pastor Brent O’Neal and Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3- 8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Glenda Sue Bowles

Oct. 10, 1961 — Feb. 27, 2018

Glenda Sue Bowles, 56, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at her residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1961, in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William “Marvin” Bowles Jr. and Angela Rose Bowles.

Glenda had earned an Associate Degree from Jefferson Community College.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Glenda was known for her strong Christian faith as witnessed by her commitment to spreading the gospel and the gift of healing. Glenda gave so much love and attention to her family and all the people who touched her life. She will be sadly missed although she will be reunited with Dad, Natasha, and all those who went before her.

Surviving are her mother, Angela Bowles of Bedford; four sisters, Janice Somers, Rhonda (Garry) Weldon, Gail (Jim) Moore and Kelly (Lyn) Hanner; nieces, Alicia Phillips, Kara (Cody) Hearth, Jessica Moore, Abbie Moore and Ashlyn Hanner; one nephew, Josh Hanner; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews, Gracie, Lane, Clayton, Makinzy, Maci, Faith and Brantley.

She was preceded in death by her father, William “Marvin” Bowles Jr., and one niece Natasha Stillions.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers are Janice Somers, Rhonda Weldon, Gail Moore, Kelly Hanner, Alicia Phillips and Kara Hearth.

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

Ronald Kenneth Hughett

July 8, 1941 — Feb. 28, 2018

Ronald Kenneth Hughett, 76, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Bloomington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 8, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Theophilus and Sleta (Hodges) Hughett. He married Virginia Sue Tanksley June 28, 1963.

He had been employed by the City of Bloomington, the City of Mitchell, and retired as a pastry chef for JayC Bakery. Ronald graduated from Mitchell High School in 1961.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hughett of Bloomington; children, Brian (Cathy) Hughett of Bedford, Kathy Hughett of Bedford, and Kevin Hughett of Bedford; grandchildren, Brittany Hughett, Joseph Hughett and Ashley Hughett; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Raymond Hughett of Orangeville.

His parents and brother, Michael Hughett, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Jim Tritle officiating.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

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