Obituaries — March 2019

March 31, 2019

Jacqueline Rollins

Aug. 24, 1948 — March 28, 2019

Jacqueline “Jacque” Rollins, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday. March 28, 2019 at her residence.

Born August 24, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of Russell Shepperd and Juanita (Speer) Shepperd. She married James W. Rollins in 1969 and he preceded her in death in 2010. Jacque was a graduate of Heltonville High School Class of 1966, did a four year apprenticeship for die making, and received an Associates Degree from Ivy Tech as an LPN. She attended Bartlettsville Christian Church and was a member of the Local UAW Union 4440. She retired from General Motors after 30 years of Tool and Die Making. After retirement, Jacque worked as a diamontologist at Kay Jewelers and Macy’s and as an LPN at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are her two children, Jamie Rollins of Newberry, IN and Aden (Hilary) Rollins, of Louisiana; two sisters, Karen (Larry) Dalton and Gwen Norman, both of Bedford; step-mother, Sandy Shepperd, of Bedford; brother, Rusty Shepperd, of Bedford; step-sister, Deanna (Kevin) Stalder; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and close friend, Mary Ann Todd and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-brother, Donnie Perry; and step-sister, Kathy Perry.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thome-George Family Funeral Homes, with Bro. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-6 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society.

Marilyn Hunsaker

Marilyn Sue (Schooley) Hunsaker, 79, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Terry Taylor

Terry Lee Taylor, 71, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dan Gipe

Dan Gipe, 87, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thome-George Family Funeral Homes.

March 30, 2019

Perley Jackson

Feb. 18, 1946 — March 28, 2019

Perley Jackson, 73, of Bedford, passed away at his residence from his long battle with cancer on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1 pm.

JR was born in Vermont on February 18, 1946 and moved his family to Bedford in the early 70s. Besides serving his country in the Air Force during Vietnam, he spent most of his life as a truck driver, including 14 years driving for his friend, Gary Wade at Gary Wade Trucking.   JR also lived in Texas and Los Angeles, CA where he owned the famous JR’s Cowboy Palace, which was featured in many films.

JR is survived by his wife, Roberta Hackman; her two daughters, Amanda Wilson and Michelle Hackman; his two daughters, Juli Tincher and Tammy Gutierrez; his two sons, Mark Jackson and Joey Jackson; his grandchildren, Shelby Chastain and Brady Tincher, his two sisters, Eileen and Anna; his two brothers, Homer and Bobby; his many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Sunday, March 31st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

David Smith

Nov. 20, 1951 — March 26, 2019

David H. Smith, 67, of Heltonville, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

David was born November 20, 1951 in Monroe County and was the son of the late Robert Ancil Smith and Wilma Jean (Harris) Prince. David had been employed by the Bedford Limestone Supply and North Lawrence Water. He attended church at the Apostolic Church of Jesus and loved to worship with his nephew, Andy and Pastor Mickey Jo Smith. David loved going to church and watching NASCAR. He was an avid hunter and hunted all over Lawrence and Monroe Counties.

David is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Scott, Rusty and Chris; and stepson, Billy Mills; grandsons, Riley and Ethan Smith; granddaughters, Maddie Turner and husband Gary, Macie Brown and husband Jordan; step granddaughter EmmaLee Burgess; sister, Joyce Hawkins and husband Phil; step sisters, Cindy Stewart and Carolyn Prince; two great grandsons; and a very special nephew Andy Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Lynn Smith; mother, Wilma Prince; step father, James Prince; father, Robert “Butch” Smith; brother, Danny Joe Smith; grandson, Josh Dillard; and step son, Jesse Mills.

Visitation for David will be on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3-5 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN. Graveside Services will be 1:00 pm Monday at Allen’s Creek Cemetery (Roberts Road) with Pastor Mickey Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to The Funeral Chapel to assist with funeral expenses. Memories of David and condolences to his family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Edna Wade

May 04, 1921 — March 29, 2019

Edna (Grace) Wade, 97, of Bedford, died at 8:40 am on Friday, March 29, 2019 at White River Lodge with her family by her side.

Born May 4, 1921 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Sanford Grubb and Linnie (Henderson) Hunter. She married George Oliver Wade on February 7, 1942 and he preceded her in death on September 18, 1986. She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA. She was a faithful and active member of Old Union Christian Church where she had taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include children, Trudy Siniard, Sanford (Sandy) Wade and wife, Kim, all of Williams, James Wade and wife, Teresa, Dwight Wade and wife, Sherry, all of Bedford, Gary Wade and wife, Beverly, of Williams; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Chris; a son-in-law; four brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 31st at Old Union Cemetery with Mike Lewis officiating. Burial will follow. No calling hours are scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Marilyn Hunsaker

Marilyn Sue Hunsaker, 79, of Bedford, died Friday.  Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 29, 2019

Mary Brown

Jan. 01, 1930 — March 27, 2019

Mary Lou Brown, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at her residence.

Born January 1, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Beerock (Walters) Goldsby. She married Charles N. Brown September 1948, and he preceded her in death July 24, 1962. Mary retired from NWSC Crane and was a member of Rivers Edge Fellowship Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting.

Survivors include her children, Rosellen Reynolds of Mitchell, Bee Ann (Jose) Edwards of Las Vegas, Nevada, Helen (Kenneth) Case of Mitchell, Robert (Cathy) Brown of Fayetteville, Arthur Brown of Fayetteville, and Linda (R.C.) Garrett of Caryville, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and sisters, Emmie (Jim) Adams of Florida and Georgia (Donnie) Key of Bedford.  Her parents; husband; son, Charles Brown; grandchildren, Lonnie Reynolds, Victor Brown and Charles Burrage; great granddaughter, Angel Mary Burrage; and sisters, Peggy Taylor and Gean Kathleen Goldsby, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Old Union Christian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jacqueline Rollins

Jacqueline Rollins, 71, of Bedford, died Thursday.   Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Perley Jackson

Perley Jackson, 73, of Bedford, died Thursday.   Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 28, 2019

David Smith

David H. Smith, 67, of Heltonville, died Tuesday. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Allen’s Creek Cemetery.

March 27, 2019

John Lynn

June 01, 1947 — March 25, 2019

John R. Lynn passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday, March 25, 2019.

He was born June 1, 1947, in Lawrence County, to Raymond and Thelma ( Hall) Lynn. He attended Shawswick High School and worked at Ford Motor Co. for more than 30 years.  John married Barbara (McPherson) Lynn March 11 1983, in Lawrence County.

He will be missed by his wife Barbara; daughters, Sharon Prince, Marle Hurt, Nicole Mills, Candy Peston and Polly Roach; sons, Raymond Lynn, Tracy Craig and Troy Lynn; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Thelma Lynn.

Graveside service will be at noon Friday, March 29, at Mount Liberty Cemetery. He will be missed by his loving family whom he loved and adored; and his loving, four-legged friend Maggie. John always liked to take his team of mules and pull at Horseman’s camp and have a good time with all.   Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tonya Mullis

Jan. 05, 1949 — March 24, 2019

Mrs. Tonya Sue Mullis, age 70, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019.

She was born January 5, 1949 in Bedford, Indiana to Paul and Wilma Weaver Jackson. Mrs. Mullis was a resident of Freeport, Florida. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.   She was a very talented cook and hostess. She was an Interior Decorator. She was also a caregiver for many. Mrs. Mullis was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Mullis is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Gerald F. Mullis of Freeport, Florida; three sons, Paul H. Mullis and wife Nicole of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Jeremy S. Mullis and wife Nichole of Panama City, Florida and Jason F. Mullis and wife Ashley of Birmingham, Alabama; two sisters, Teresa Tackett and Kathy Ritchison both of Bedford, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Eva Mullis, Stella Mullis, Finnegan Mullis, Ty Mullis, Taylor Bauchamp, Alexis Bauchamp, Shalie Bauchamp, Joseph Mullis, Charlotte Mullis and William Mullis.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, March 29, 2019 at Day and Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, Indiana 47421.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Grace Full Gospel Church, 3802 Kenny Simpson Lane, Bedford, Indiana 47421, with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Bryantsville Cemetery in Lawrence Co., IN. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

March 26, 2019

Jeanne Speer

May 25, 1937 — March 23, 2019

Jeanne Speer, age 81, passed away on March 23, 2019 at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington, IN.

Gloria Jean “Jeanne” was born on May 25, 1937 in Oolitic, IN to Jesse and Pearl (Moore) Stailey, whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Oolitic High School in 1955. Jeanne married Fred H. Speer on April 16, 1956.

Jeanne is survived by Fred H. Speer, her loving husband of nearly 63 years. Her children are Brian K., who preceded her in infancy, Trent A. Speer of Bloomington, IN and Susan E. (J. David) George of Bedford, IN. The love for her grandchildren, Adam V. (Brianna) Glenn, Lauren George; and great grandson, Liam V. Glenn all of Bedford, IN, was abundantly clear to all that she met. She is survived by her sister and life-long best friend, Ruth Plummer. Her brother, Lowell Stailey, preceded her in death, but Jeanne is survived by her sister-in-law Ruthie Stailey of Ft. Myers, FL.

Jeanne had several nieces and nephews, but her family would like to thank those with the opportunity with such short notice to embrace her to make her life more comfortable and enjoyable during her illness, Lee Ann Plummer, Roberta Plummer, Julie (Fred) D’Alesio and Mike (Debbie) Stailey.  She looked forward to spending time with her friends, traveling and following IU and BNL basketball. She loved going to all the activities of her children and grandchildren and enriching the lives of all the kids in her family.  Jeanne was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and Laborers International Union of North America Local 204.  She retired from the Indiana Laborers Training Trust Fund as the Office Manager in 1999 after a 27-year career.

Funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 PM to 8 PM on Thursday and from 10 AM until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Bedford Lions Club, 1308 Oak Manor, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Ruby Mitchell

Ruby (Springer) Mitchell, 91, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Cremation has been chosen. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

March 25, 2019

Donald Hawkins

Jan. 19, 1946 — March 23, 2019

Donald E. Hawkins, age 73, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at I.U. Health, Bedford.

Mr. Hawkins was of the Christian faith. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era in Korea from 1965 to 1968, where he received a Purple Heart. He also worked in security in charge of the canine at Crane Naval in Martin County for 20 years and then retired from the water treatment center at Crane Naval.  Mr. Hawkins enjoyed spending time with his family and loved being outdoors. Born on January 19, 1946, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Grover Lee and Deloris Jean Prewitt Hawkins. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Bedford. On April 2, 1968, he married Nancy A. Lutes, and she survives in Bedford.

Survivors also include one brother, Rickey Lee (Sandra) Hawkins of Norman; sister-in-law, Lewann Burrell of Brownstown; brother-in-law, Gerald Lutes; six nephews, Scott Lutes, Kyle Lutes, Koty Hawkins, Aaron Hawkins, John Lutes and Jordan Lutes; one niece, Brandi Brelage; and five great nieces and nephews.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dana Zaring; and one nephew, Blake Matthew Zaring.

Funeral services for Donald E. Hawkins will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Larry Carmichael officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.  Interment will be at Liberty Cemetery, Norman. Military honors will be presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Vets 7.   Memorials may be given to donor’s choice. Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com

Jean Edgar

Dec. 04, 1915 — March 24, 2019

Jean A. Edgar, 103, of Bedford, died at 5:05 am on March 24, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born December 4, 1915 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Maude (Crawford) Anthony. She married Eugene F. Edgar on July 17, 1940. They were married for sixty-nine years and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2009. Jean was a homemaker and was of the Protestant Faith. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia (Ginny) Short and husband Michael of Bloomington, Dorothy (Dody) Nile and husband Hugh of Calcutta, OH; grandchildren, Andrew (Coby) Short and wife Maureen, Abigail Short Henning and husband Ryan, Amber Nile and husband Brett Hartmann, Alexis Nile, Aaron Nile; great grandchildren, Kerith Short, Brennan Short, Claire Henning, Mars Hartmann, Paige Henning and Giada Circelli. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Dorothy Dyson, and Virginia Halkyard; and two brothers, Harry and Charles Anthony.

A private family memorial will take place at a later date in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Pittsburgh. As an expression of sympathy, the family asks that friends in accordance with how Jean lived her life, perform an act of kindness to another. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

John Freeman

Jan. 01, 1924 — March 23, 2019

John R. Freeman, 95, of Bedford died at 5:05 pm on March 23, 2019 at his residence.

Born January 1, 1924 in Williams, he was the son of Ellis and Mary (Chapman) Freeman. He married Barbara A. Pinnick in 1950 and she survives. John was a Navy veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ and American Legion Gillen Post 33. He retired in 1989 as a printer operator for the Times Mail.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Bedford; three daughters, Joy Prewitt and husband Glen, Jennifer Stapp and husband Scott, Jane George and husband Dave; one son, Joseph Freeman; five grandchildren, Kelly Stapp, Shannon Stapp, Ian Stapp, Megan George and Keaton George; two great grandchildren, Ashley Stapp Matkovich and Tucker Stapp Matkovich. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Vera, Violet, Velma and Virginia; and two brothers, Roy and Rex Freeman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Timothy McGill

Timothy M. McGill, 63, of Bedford Indiana, passed away on Friday, March 22 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born and raised in Seymour, Indiana by his loving parents, George and Dorothy McGill. He graduated from Seymour High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. Since 1987, he was employed by W. F. Meyers Diamond Tools and Machinery in Bedford. A talented and gifted draftsman and designer, he drew a machine that made all the exterior stone panels for Yankee Stadium, all Cadillac dealerships and Toyota’s U.S. headquarters. His tools and machines played a vital role in providing the right finish on stone that was ultimately used in countless construction projects on college campuses, government buildings and private residences. Tim was an avid fan of I.U. basketball, the Indianapolis Colts and auto racing. He also loved motorcycles and a good game of Euchre.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Dan McGill. He is survived by his cousins, Linda Buckner, Ric Wilcox and Jan Vermillion, all of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Wednesday, March 27 at the Day & Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue in Bedford. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

March 24, 2019

Beverly Bright

Nov. 18, 1939 — March 20, 2019

Beverly “Ann” Bright, age 79, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Hearts of Florida Hospital, Davenport Florida.

She was born November 18, 1939 in Bedford, Indiana to Henry Todd and Dorothy Malicoat. Ann graduated from Shawswick High School and married her high school sweetheart, Charles Bright on October 9, 1969, and had 2 sons, Charles Todd and James Arthur. After moving to Kokomo, Indiana in February 1965, Ann worked for many years as an office manager at an insurance company and then an architect firm. Ann and Charles retired and moved to Davenport, Florida in September, 2000 where they both became members of First Christian Church, Haines City, Florida. Ann served on several committees with the church and did volunteer work.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Charles; sons Charles Todd and James Arthur (Molly); four grandsons Daniel (Katya), Michael (Jessica), Brian, James; and great grandson Blake; brother Henry (Bud) Todd; and twin sister Barbara Sue Gilmore. Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Dorothy Todd. Ann was a strong, kind, loving woman that left an impact on everyone she knew. Anyone who knew Ann was blessed with her warm heart.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held April 6,11:00 am at First Christian Church, 705 S. 14th Street, Haines City, Florida 33844. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to The American Lung Association. www.Lung.org

William Cameron

Jan. 24, 1942 — March 19, 2019

William R. “Bill” Cameron, 77, of Bloomington, Indiana, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Golden Living Center.

He was born on January 24, 1942 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Norman and Frances Capitola (McDonald) Cameron. His father died shortly after Bill was born, leaving his mother with two sons during the Great Depression. Bill’s grandparents were instrumental in his care and raising. Bill was a 1960 graduate of Bedford High School. He was drawn by his cousins, Fred and Chee Chee to California where he immediately enlisted into the US Navy, using the GI bill to attend and graduate from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. Bill was what is called a “Mustang” in the military. He started as an enlisted El and worked himself up in 25 years through the officer ranks to 05. A radioman during Vietnam, he ended his Naval career as a Commander in the US Navy. Bill used his degree to teach math at Bedford North Lawrence High School for a short time. His professional career was in insurance running the Cameron Agency and retiring from the Prudential Insurance Company. Bill was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Bloomington and the Bloomington Country Club, where he loved to golf and play a mean game of gin rummy with the guys. Some of his happiest memories were made around the card table. Anyone that knew Bill knew that he loved Cardinal baseball and was an avid fan who never missed a broadcast. He took annual trips with his kids to Busch Stadium and instilled a love for the game in many.

Bill is survived by his wife, Paula Gayle (Fiscus) Cameron of Bedford; children, Malissa D. (Jason) Waterford of Bloomington, Walter Eric (Izze) Cameron of Evansville; six grandchildren, John Cameron, Jessica, (Jesse) Singleton, James Cameron, Lauren Waterford, Adrianna Waterford, Ella Grace Waterford; one great-granddaughter, Mya Singleton; a brother, Richard “Dick” (Betty) Cameron of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his father and cherished mother, two daughters, Trina Cameron and Cathy Cameron.

Please join us for an informal Celebration of Life service that will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St Rd 37, Bloomington. Casual attire is preferred. Lunch will be provided for family and friends following the service to allow time to visit and reminisce. Cremation Rites have been accorded. We are requesting that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Global Minded Project www.globalmindedproject.com. Bill supported GMP for years as they work to serve local youth and Native American youth providing avenues of confidence and opportunity for growth, mentorship and education. We invite you to share a memory, sign the guest book, or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com

Philip Patton

April 21, 1960 — March 10, 2019

Philip W. Patton, of Judah, Indiana died unexpectedly on March 10, 2019 at the age of 58 after a brief illness. He was a longtime concrete contractor.

Phil is survived by his wife, Bethamy Patton; his daughter, Shelby Manzenberger, his mother, Helen F. Patton; brothers, Marcus E. Patton (Bonnie), Roger K. Patton (Susie); sister, Paula D. Moen; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Patton and infant sister, Shirley L. Patton.

Phil was born in Bloomington, IN on April 21, 1960. He graduated from Bloomington High School South. He worked for many years in the construction business in Bloomington, at one time owning his own concrete business. Phil enjoyed playing golf, hunting and the outdoors, and spending time with his friends. He will be missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN with Pastor Les Rovenstine officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. preceding the memorial service. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence for Philip’s family at www.allencares.com

Patti May

Patti S. (Mitchell) May, 74, of Bloomington, died Tuesday. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

March 23, 2019

Nancy Knight

Dec. 18, 1944 — March 22, 2019

Nancy Ann Knight, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born December 18, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Webb and Grace (McKnight) Knight. She was a graduate of Needmore High School Class of 1963. Nancy retired from Garden Villa where she worked as a CNA. She was of the Christian faith.

Surviving are her two sisters, Mary Jane (Harold) Sowders and Alice Rose Knight; nieces and nephews, Terri (Allen) Sowders Donica, Cherri Gaugler, Eddie (Becky) Barrett, Deanna (Barry) Ray, and Shannon (Alice) Barrett; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Shawn Lee; half-brother, Byron Barrett; and nephew, Byron Sowders.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Hanson Cemetery, with Rocky Donica officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

March 21, 2019

Jack Graves

July 01, 1953 — March 16, 2019

Jack Graves, 65, of Franklin, IN, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. To those who knew him well, Jack was a true Renaissance Man, as evidenced by his varied career and interests.

He was born July 1, 1953, in Bedford, IN. Jack graduated the valedictorian of his class at Bedford H.S. in 1971, and from Asbury University (Wilmore, KY) in 1975.  He married Barbara (Bobbi) Spicer in 1976. The couple served as short-term missionaries in Indonesia from 1976 to 1978 with OMS International. From 1978 to 1985, Jack worked as a construction contractor and served as the pastor for young adults at First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Lexington, KY. During that time, he also studied at Asbury Theological Seminary, earning an M.Div degree in 1983. From 1985 to 2004, Jack held many positions at Overseas Council International, including Director of Research, Vice President for Programs, and Special Assistant to the President. Jack served as Executive Director for the Theological Book Network from 2004 to 2007, and Director of Grant Management at the James C. Blankemeyer Foundation from 2007 to 2012. He was a member of the Billy Graham Center Scholarship Committee at Wheaton College, a Scholarship Advisor for Langham Partnership/John Stott Ministries, a member of the Theological Resource Team at One Mission Society, and a consultant to North American theological schools on foreign student aid policies. Jack successfully bridged the worlds of international theological education and quality artistic craftsmanship. His hobbies included 18th century wood and metal working as well as 18th and early 19th century American history. Jack’s home is filled with fine examples of furniture that he created. He also designed and built a beautiful log home in Brown County, Indiana. He had just begun his work on transforming a lovely creek-side property outside Franklin, IN, when he suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.

Jack is survived by Bobbi, the woman he dearly loved throughout their 42-year marriage; and four daughters, Ashleigh Graves-Roesler (Bryan) of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, Mab Graves (Larry Endicott) of Indianapolis, IN, Alyssa Hamrick (Forrest) of West Columbia, SC, and Mookie Graves and her son Ransom of Franklin, IN. He is also survived by half-brother, Larry Lafferty of Bedford, IN; half-sister, Elaine Pearson of Cloverdale, IN and half- sister Norma Wehrman of Avon, IN. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Houston Graves and Lois Terrell of Bedford, IN; and by his half-brother, Stan Lafferty of Paducah, KY.

A gathering will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday, March 25, 2019, immediately followed by a celebration of Jack’s life starting at noon, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 East Adams Drive, Franklin, IN. Father Dan Conley of St. Matthews Anglican Church of Nashville, IN and Pastor Andy Kinsey of Grace UMC, Franklin, IN will conduct the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to One Mission Society (OMS), 941 Fry Rd., Greenwood, IN 46142 in support of International Theological Education in Jack’s name. You are invited to read Jack’s obituary at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guest book and leave a personal message for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory.

Dexter Morrow

May 22, 1958 — March 19, 2019

Dexter Eugene Morrow, “Eugene”, 60, of Oolitic Indiana, passed away March 19, 2019, at 4:27 a.m. surrounded by his wife and children.

Born May 22, 1958 in Lawrence County. The son of Eulas and Chloa Morrow. He married Donna Anderson in 1975, and she survives. Together they built a family of seven children, 26 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 3 more expected this year. He was a tool designer, machinist and a small business owner. He enjoyed woodworking, metal work and watching IU and the Colts play, but most importantly he valued time with his family above all.

Survivors include his wife Donna Morrow (Oolitic) of 46 years; his seven children Carrie and Josh Tolliver (Oolitic), Brandon and Michelle Morrow (Whitestown), Amber Morrow (Oolitic), Rebecca Morrow (Bedford), Cody and Whitney Morrow (Orleans), Fawna and Andrew Myers (Bedford), Ben and Tara Morrow (Bedford); 26 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 3 more expected this year; his mother Chloa Morrow; sister Carolyn Morrow; brother Michael Morrow; father and mother-in-law Frank and Brenda Poore; brother-in-law James Poore; sister-in-law Chris Edwards; and several nieces and nephews. In his family there are several bonus grandchildren and lifelong adopted family members including Chris George, Karly Terrell, Brian Lake, Katrina Craig, Tonya Frye, Jeremy Mullis, Heath Ray and Nathan Martin. He was preceded in death by his father Eulas Morrow; his brothers Delmer and Darrell Morrow; sister Lucinda Horne; brother-in-law Brad Poore and his grandson Brady Morrow.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 22nd and from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Saturday, March 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Brittani Pena

Nov. 13, 1990 — March 16, 2019

Brittani Irene (Tow) Pena, 28, of Bedford, died at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at home with her family and friends.

Born November 13, 1990 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Toby Tow and Kristi Kyger. She married Josh Pena on August 28, 2010 and he survives. She was a homemaker. She was the party planner, and always wanted to be with her family and friends. Brittani was the glue that held everyone together. She was vibrant, sassy, determined and full of life.

Survivors include her husband, Josh, of Bedford; two sons, Angelo and Santino Pena, at home; her mother, Kristi Kyger, of Bedford; step-father, Cory Thomas; her father, Toby Tow, of Bedford; step-mother, Teresa Tow, of Bedford; her siblings, Zachary Jones, Tanner Tow, Cherith Smale, Christopher Manuel, Byron Kyger, Jace Manuel, and Madisyn Thomas all of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Ember Dizon-Jones, of VA, Walter Smale, Tucker Tow, Everette Smale, Abel Pena, all of Bedford, Adrian Pena, Johnny Carter and Isabella Carter, all of Evansville; maternal grandparents, Roger and Irene Kyger of Shoals; paternal grandparents, Dave and Julia Tow, of Bedford; step-grandmother, Kim Child-Thomas, of Bedford; step-grandparents, Lonnie and Barbara Jones, of Bedford; aunt, Amy Mattingly and husband, Don, of Alfordsville; uncles, Charles Andrew Kyger, of Bloomington, Jeff Tow and wife, Joyce, of Ninevah; cousins, Taylor and Morgan Mattingly, of Alfordsville, Codi Mellichamp, of Tampa, FL; father and mother-in-law, Fernando and Lilia Pena, of Bedford; brother-in-law, David Pena, of Bedford; sister-in-law, Melissa Carter and husband, John, of Evansville; and several great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Thayer and Janine Spieth officiating. Burial will follow in Emmons Ridge Cemetery in French Lick. Friends are invited to a meal/wake at 4:00 pm Saturday, March 23rd at the Mitchell Community Building. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 22nd and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, March 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Please bring pictures, stories, etc. of Tani to place in a memory basket. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to her son’s education fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Sarayette Niehaus

Nov. 19, 1946 — March 17, 2019

Sarayette “Sue” (Johnston) Niehaus, 72, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Born November 19, 1946, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Charlotte L. (Tinker) Johnston. She had worked at Proctor & Gamble and then as an office administrator at Hancock Construction, Bliss Place and Stonebridge Health Campus. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 494. She loved to knit, quilt, garden, and work in her yard. She had served as the State Officer in the Rainbow Girls.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacey Randolph of Bedford; grandchildren, Zachary, Zoe and Zane Randolph, all of Bedford; a brother, Roger W. Johnston and wife, Ruth, of Hampton, VA; several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, March 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kevin Andry officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Southpark Cemetery in Greensburg. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where an Eastern Star service will be conducted at 5:00 pm. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Carmen Young

Aug. 31, 1926 — March 20, 2019

Carmen went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:35 AM at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born to Arthur Franklin and Myrtle Mercer Barger on August 31, 1926 in Greenville, Kentucky. Her senior year they moved to Detroit, Michigan where she graduated from the High School of Commerce. She married Richard Merle Young on September 12, 1946 in Detroit Michigan and he preceded her in death, along with her parents and one sister Dorothy Vohnell Watkins.

She is survived by one daughter Susan (Bob) Evans of Bedford; one son Richard (Rick) Young; and fiance Julie Payne of Arcadia, FL; three grandchildren, Trevor Evans of Lafayette, IN, Matt Evans of North Port, FL and Kristen (Tim) Hyde of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren, Aspen (Ben) Eckhart, Parker and Lukas Evans, Alexis Evans, Peyton, Briley and Taylor Hyde; several nieces and nephews.

She was the Avon lady of Oolitic where she resided for over 50 years. She was also a former Girl Scout leader and a member of the local AARP chapter and Bedford Senior Citizens. She retired from RCA in Bloomington in 1983 where she was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. She was a member First Baptist Church in Bedford, where she had been active in the Woman’s Missionary group. As a teenager, she knitted sweaters for the Red Cross to be given to the service men. When she was raising her family, she would knit toboggans giving them to family and friends. In 2005 she started to knit scarves for the heart patients at Bedford Regional Medical Center, and in her later years you could catch her sitting at the table in the dining room at Garden Villa reading books by her favorite author, Danielle Steel.

Viewing will be from 10AM until the funeral at 1 PM Friday, March 22, 2019 at Day and Carter Mortuary with Nathan Sundt and Lee Brown officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Evans, Tim Hyde, Trevor Evans, Matt Evans, Parker Evans and Larry Arnold. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

March 20, 2019

Frieda Stroud

May 10, 1929 — March 17, 2019

Frieda Maxine (Enochs) Stroud, 89, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Facility.

Born May 10, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Andrew Belvin and Pluma Bell (Chasteen) Enochs. She married David G. Stroud on March 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2008. Maxine was a very loving mother and housewife and a kind hearted friend to everyone she knew. She also was an employee of Mitchell Community Schools for 29 years as the head baker at the high school cafeteria. She dedicated her whole life to her family and friends. She was a member of Cornerstone Worship Center in Judah.

Surviving are four sons, Paul D. (Kathy) Stroud of Mitchell, Glen (Patty) Stroud of Bogart, Georgia, Steven (Mickey) Stroud of Williams, Tim Stroud of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Lindsay (Jason) Kidwell, Lance Stroud, Ashlee (Barry) Duncan, Wesley (Sarah) Stroud and Shane Stroud; eight great-grandchildren, Korbin Kidwell, Kora Kidwell, Arionna Duncan, Ethan Duncan, Ali Duncan, Taylor Duncan, Izzy Duncan, Mia Duncan; and one great-great grandchild, Raylin Wright; two sisters, Estelle Fisher of Norman and Mary Flinn of Mitchell; one brother, Frank (Shirley) Enochs, of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 59 years, David Stroud; sisters, Bonnie Marie Enochs and Brenda (Marvin) Patton; brothers, Andrew (Phyllis) Enochs, Jr. and Paul Enochs; daughter-in-law, Carrol Stroud; brothers-in-law, Paul Flinn and Dean Fisher; and great granddaughter, Marti Rose Stroud.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Casketbearers will be Lance Stroud, Korbin Kidwell, Jason Kidwell, Wesley Stroud, Barry Duncan and Ethan Duncan. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

March 19, 2019

Daniel Ratkovich

Dec. 23, 1929 — March 17, 2019

Daniel Ratkovich, 89, of Mitchell, died at 5:35 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Born December 23, 1929 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Matt and Mary (Morris) Ratkovich. He married Mary Levena Martindale on July 30, 1955 and she preceded him in death on January 4, 2018. He retired from Indiana Limestone Co. in Oolitic as a fork truck driver.

Survivors include three children, Ricky Ratkovich and wife, Janice, of Mitchell, Michael Ratkovich and wife, Traci, and Tina McPike and husband, Robert, all of Bedford; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday, March 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Janice Moore

Aug. 01, 1938 — March 16, 2019

Janice A. Moore “Mamaw Wee Wee”, 80, of Orleans, passed away at 2:00 PM on March 16, 2019 at the Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born August 1, 1938 in Orleans, IN, the daughter of James M. and Annis C. (Burton) McCoy. She married Robert Moore on October 24, 1980 and he preceded her in death on October 25, 2004. She was a member Orleans Christian Church. She worked at Paoli Inc. and Orange County Hospital for several years. She was a bus driver for the Orleans School Corporation and volunteered at J and S Sportswear. She was a graduate of the Orleans High School class of 1969.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Wheeler of Orleans and Mark (Kim) Wheeler of Bedford; one daughter, Jamie Roberts of Orleans; three grandchildren, Tera Chastain, Miles Wheeler and Murphy Wheeler; nine great grandchildren; two step children, Robert D. Moore of French Lick and William Robert Moore of Springfield, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband; granddaughter, Jody Rutherford; one step daughter, Pamela Kendall; and one sister, Patricia Gross.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson and David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the OHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Amelia Banks

Sept. 04, 1933 — March 16, 2019

Amelia F. Banks, 85, of Bedford, died at 9:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born September 4, 1933, in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of Richard Lee and Catherine Florence (Manning) Ramsey. She married Mack Banks and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She loved the Lord and was always singing hymns.

Survivors include her children, Thomas E. Chumley and wife, Wanda, of Elizabethtown, KY, Douglas P. Chumley and wife, Cheryl, of Stafford, VA, Catherine Brown and husband, Robert, of Bedford, Curt E. Chumley and partner, Jamie, of Seymour, David W. Banks, of Bedford, Mack W. Banks, Jr., of Bedford, Daniel L. Banks and wife, Jane, of Bedford; several grandchildren whom she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Richard L. Ramsey, Jr., Merle Ramsey and Sammy Ramsey; a sister, Starlynne Ramsey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Paul Gunderman

May 22, 1935 — March 17, 2019

Paul David Gunderman, 83, Wabash, died at 8:13 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Millers Merry Manor West in Wabash.

He was born May 22, 1935 in Escanaba, Michigan to Kenneth and Olinda (Palozzo) Gunderman. Paul was a 1952 graduate of Escanaba High School, received his bachelors degree from Western Michigan, his masters degree from St. Francis in Fort Wayne, and his administration certificate from Ball State. He married Nancy L. Ostman in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 13, 1956; she died March 26, 2016. He was a US Army Veteran. Paul was a teacher and a coach at Marcellus, Michigan High School and Nappanee High School, and taught, coached, and was the athletic director at Wabash High School. He served as the assistant principal and athletic director at Manchester High School, and was the assistant principal at Mitchell High School, retiring in 1999. Paul was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association. He enjoyed reading, music, history books, collecting antiques, and sports, especially football.

He is survived by three children, Chris (Tim) Rose and Dean (Lauri) Gunderman, both of Wabash, and Shari (Jim) Kassebaum of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Adrianne (Doug) Pelphrey, Carmela Zapata, and Tim (Amanda) Rose Jr, all of Wabash, Dylan Gunderman of Kokomo, Nici Gunderman of Wabash, Nathan (Emily) Kassebaum of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Clair Kassebaum of Wheaton, Illinois, and Jared Kassebaum of Los Angeles, California; 12 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Keith (Judy) Gunderman of Midland, Michigan.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenneth “Sonny” Gunderman.

Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be no service.  Preferred memorial is Wabash High School Athletic Department. The memorial guest book for Paul may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

Sarayette Niehaus

Sarayette “Sue” (Johnston) Niehaus, 72, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Donald Sanders

Donald R. Sanders, 87, of Orleans, died Sunday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Mitchell.

Brittani Pena

Brittani Irene (Tow) Pena, 28, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

March 18, 2019

Charles Dorsett

June 27, 1932 — March 16, 2019

Charles H. Dorsett, 86, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 27, 1932 in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Adrian and Catherine (Hicks) Dorsett. He married Vera Nadine Thompson on December 2, 1951 and she survives. He retired from General Motors as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and the UAW Local #440.

Survivors include his wife Nadine of Bedford; one daughter, Karen Tincher and husband Tom of Bedford; one son, Randy Dorsett and wife Cindy of Bedford; three grandchildren, Toby Tincher and wife Marcy, Andy Dorsett and wife Melissa and Amber King and husband Barry; seven great grandchildren, Gavin, Aaliyah and Zepher Tincher, Ava and Joel Dorsett, Duncan and Elizabeth King; his niece and caretaker, Sherry Taylor of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Paul Dorsett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20th at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 am until the hour of service on Wednesday. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Ed Pritchett

Sept. 16, 1962 — March 15, 2019

Ed Pritchett, 56, of Judah, passed away Friday evening in Bedford.

Born September 16, 1962 in Bedford, he was the son of Richard D. and Sylvia (Baker) Pritchett. He attended Bedford North Lawrence High School, graduating with the class of 1980. He married Kelli Miller on May 29, 1992 and she survives. Along with his brothers, he was co-owner of Pritchett Brothers Construction.

Survivors include his wife, Kelli of Judah; one son, Derek Pritchett and wife Schylar of Judah; one daughter, Kayla Pritchett of Judah; his mother, Sylvia, of Judah; three brothers, Joe Pritchett and wife Lisa of Judah, Scott Pritchett and wife Donna of Judah and Jon Pritchett and wife Mary of Judah; his mother-in-law, Sandi Miller; sister-in-law, Donna Pritchett of Judah; two brothers-in-law, Lenny Miller and wife Barbara of Oolitic, and Troy Miller and wife Holly of Williams; several nieces and nephews.  Ed was preceded in death by his father, Richard; one brother, Ronald D. Pritchett; and his father-in-law Dean Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tracy Killinger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday March 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the MS Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Helen Bundy

Sept. 08, 1927 — March 16, 2019

H. Maxine Bundy, 91, of Bedford, passed away at her home in Bedford at 11:40 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Maxine was born in Lawrence County on September 8, 1927 to Sim and Ethel (Moore) Corey. She married Herschel W. Bundy on January 31, 1948 in Oolitic and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2012. Maxine was a graduate of Oolitic High School Class of 1945. She worked as an operator for Indiana Bell, owned and operated a beauty salon, owned the Clothes Cottage, and was co-owner of The Tanning Center, TCI, Inc. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Marsha L. Terrell and husband Jim of Bedford, Diane K. Inman and husband Bob of Bedford; six grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Terrell and wife Lindsey of Franklin, Dr. Kurt Terrell and wife Brandi of Franklin, Kelli Terrell of Bedford, Justin Inman and wife Jennifer of Bedford, Eric Inman and wife Trina of Attica, and Joni Canfield and husband Jared of Bedford; great grandchildren, Carter & Mia Terrell, Austin & Ali Terrell, Konley, Kline and Kale Woodward, Tucker, Wesleigh, Kutter Inman, Brayden & Blake Inman, Mason, Maibree & Macrae King, Cooper Canfield, Ian Canfield and Taylor Canfield. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Mark S. Bundy, who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1970; one great grandson, Klay Allen Woodward; three brothers, Bill Corey and Jack Corey, Noel Corey in infancy; one sister, Gladys Saj.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Steve Warren officiating, Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until service time at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dive Christian Church

Richard Young

Feb. 11, 1937 — March 16, 2019

Richard “Scotty” Young, 82, of Bedford died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Facility.

Born February 11, 1937 in Martinsville, IN, he was the son of Omer and Ethel (McClung) Young. He married Toni Agnesani and she survives. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service, and later retired from NSWC Crane where he was known as “Shorty”. Scotty was also a Mason. Scotty loved his family and loved to fish, cook, and fix things by tinkering in his garage.

Survivors include his wife Toni of Bedford; and granddaughter, Brianna Young; six children, Stacey Callahan and husband Scott, their children, Jordan and Calvin, of Bedford, Tobey Werner and husband James, their children, Lauren and Koby, of Bedford, Russell Young and wife Marie, their children, Logan and Reece, of South Carolina, and his son, Scott, of Bloomington, Mark Young, Sharon Eads, her children, Michael Everroad, Carrie Everroad and Justin Eads, Shona Edwards, her child, Pheona Riddle; one sister, Betty Lou Collins; two brothers, Robert Young and Jimmy Young; along with several great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and a daughter, Tracey Young.

Funeral services will be private. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ralph Terry

Aug. 20, 1940 — March 15, 2019

Ralph William Terry, 78, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born August 20, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer Thomas and Edith May (King) Terry. He married Virginia Mae Elliott June 15, 1962, and she preceded him in death February 23, 2000. He and Shirley Kathleen Swartz were married December 8, 2000. Ralph retired from Otis Elevator and was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel. He loved fishing, antiques and Spring Mill State Park.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Terry of Bedford; daughters, Sheila (Jr.) Ratliff of Paoli and Janet (Brian) Woolston of Paoli; stepchildren, Diane (Dave) Harlan of Bedford and Steve (Michelle) Tincher of Bedford; grandchildren, Joshua (Marrianna) Lloyd, Joseph (Rayna) Stillwell, Jessica Woolston, Kelly Woolston and Jennifer (Curt) Sinclair; stepgrandchildren, Daniel Harlan, Douglas Harlan and Miranda Hunter; 22 great grandchildren; and siblings, Shirley (Jim) Lewis of Hillham, Tom (Lynn) Terry of Bedford, Randy (Annell) Terry of Bloomington and Kenny (Marty) Terry of Mitchell. His parents; wife, Virginia Terry; and siblings, Susie Taylor, Jack Terry, Jim Terry, Mary Anne Terry and Robert Terry, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Kyle Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Maxine Stroud

Maxine (Enochs) Stroud, 89, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Frederick “Jerry” Jackson, 73, of Bedford, died Friday. A remembrance will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Stone City FOP. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Amelia Banks

Amelia F. Banks, 85, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Brittani Pena

Brittani Irene (Tow) Pena , 28, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Daniel Ratkovich

Daniel Ratkovich, 89, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 17, 2019

Marty Bowlen

Sept. 19, 1958 — March 12, 2019

Marty Joe Bowlen, 60, of Solsberry, passed away on March 12, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Marty was born September 19, 1958 in Lawrence County, Indiana to Tom Bowlen and Barbara Roberts.  He was a lifelong Indiana resident and a member of the Bloomington Moose Lodge. Marty was a self-taught carpenter who could fix just about anything that was broken. He loved spending time with his family and grandkids, and he enjoyed close friendships with Tom Smith, Dallas Kinser and Kenny Rice. Marty never knew a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Becky Bowlen; his sons, Tommy Bowlen (Amanda), Tyler Bowlen and Jerrad Tosti; his mother, Barbara Roberts; two sisters, Dana Reynolds and Tammy Chasteen; two brothers, Anthony Roberts and Bruce Roberts; two grandchildren, Evelyn Sue and Isaac Wayne; sister-in-law, Phyllis Everett (Danny); brother-in-law, Bryan Criger (Julie); and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence & Ella Bowlen, Eithel & Sylvia Smith, Dutch & Sonny Roberts; father, Tom Bowlen; stepfather, Dale Roberts; and grandson, Cooper Bowlen.

A memorial service will be held at the Bloomington Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ted Geary

Oct. 18, 1941 — March 07, 2019

Ted A. Geary died peacefully on March 7, 2019 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born October 18, 1941 in Laurel, Indiana, the first son of Betty (Geary) Derringer, and was raised by his grandparents, Clifford and Emma (Thicksten) Geary. He and Mary “Maggie” Parks married October 26, 1962 and spent more than 56 years together until his death. He became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1969 and served as an elder with the Connersville, Bloomington and Bedford congregations. Ted enjoyed taking meticulous care of his cars and yard and liked competitive sports and games, particularly Euchre, tennis and chess.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Parks Geary of Bedford, IN; and four daughters, Gina Geary and grandson Jack LaVance of Lincoln City, OR, Teresa Geary (Pam Green) of Nashville, IN, Candace Goffinet of Bloomington, IN; and granddaughters, Arionna Goffinet of Bloomington, IN and Ashley Goffinet of Lexington, KY, and Mellissa (Mike) Flynn and granddaughters Danielle and Cassandra of Lincoln City, OR. Also surviving are his mother, Betty Derringer; sisters, Saundra (Mike) Nunn, Victoria Carter, Lisa (Steve) Davenport, Serena Carter, Tonya (Kenny) Glawe; a brother, James Carter; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Carter; and nephews, Christopher Nunn and Kaleb Carter.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6264 Sand Pit Rd., Bedford, IN 47421. 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 Ted’s family at www.allencares.com

Hurshel Childers

Oct. 15, 1939 — March 13, 2019

Hurshel Childers, 79, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 PM at his residence.

He was born on October 15, 1939 in Sprule, Kentucky to Creed Childers and Zona (Cobb) Childers. He married Wanda Adams in Tennessee on November 26, 1960 and she survives. Hurshel attended Oolitic High School. He worked at Westinghouse in Bloomington for 42 years. He also owned a TV repair shop in Oolitic with Don Tanksley. He was the greatest husband, dad and pap and he loved his family. He was a math whiz and enjoyed watching IU and the Colts. He loved to work with wood, and he loved one little monkey’s uncle named, Daniel Kluesner.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Childers of Bedford; three children, Sherri (Brad Williams) Childers of Bedford; Tammy Childers of Bedford; and Hurshel Dwayne Childers of Spring-ville; one brother, Dale (Carolyn) Childers of Springville; three sisters, Betty (Don) Flynn of Springville, Nancy (Linus) Kluesner of Bloomington, and Sue Flynn of Bloomington; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Gary Flynn; and niece, Brittany Boshears.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Nelda Ravenna

Nelda Ann Ravenna, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the age of 86.

Sister of James (Beulah) Ravenna, Harold (the late Martha), Mary Lou (Ted) Elchynski, Paul (Ruth) Ravenna. Also survived by 19 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Nelda graduated from St. Vincent de Paul School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN, received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO and her Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on February 11 at St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith, 45239. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Home, 10722 Wyscarver Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. Hodapp Funeral Homes in Cincinnati, Ohio handled arrangements.

Margaret Haskett

Nov. 20, 1927 — March 12, 2019

Margaret E. Haskett, 91, passed away March 12, 2019.

She was born November 20, 1927, in Bedford, the daughter of the late Forrest and Anna (Jackson) Inman. In 1945, Margaret married Raymond E. Haskett, Jr. Margaret was an active member of the Church of Christ Church. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and being “Grandma” to all she met.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Susie (Deb) Jarman; four grandchildren, Leslie (Steve) Schwab, Tracy (Mark) Dupire, Kyle (Heather Chadwell Jarman) Jarman, and Rachel (Cody) VanWoerden; five great grandchildren, Logan, Jaylon, William “Alex”, Shelby, and Chloe; and a sister, Sue Meadows. She was preceded in death by a great grandson, Cameron; her twin brother, Johnny Inman; and two additional brothers, Bill Inman and Tom Inman.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of Hamilton County or Lawrence County. Online condolences may be shared by visiting flannerbuchanan.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park.

Ralph Terry

Ralph William Terry, 78, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

March 16, 2019

Carol Moore

Oct. 24, 1947 — March 13, 2019

N. Carol (Brown) Moore, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born October 24, 1947 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harley and Alice (Barnett) Brown. She married Frank Moore on October 4, 1969, and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1998. Carol was a graduate of Tunnelton High School Class of 1965 and a graduate of House of James Beauty School in Bedford. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Carol loved her grandchildren and scrapbooking. She made scrapbooks for Free Methodist preschool graduates for over a decade. She loved to travel and to sit on the front porch with her family. Carol never lost her faith in her Lord. She retired from General Motors in 2007.

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie (Barry) Ryan, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Nita Pettiford, Crystal Stigall, R.W. Ryan, and Abbey (Will) Ryan Teague; one expected great-grandchild, Carol Jean “C.J.” Teague; one sister, Gayle (Edward) Gilstrap, of Bedford; one brother,  Harley (Linda) Brown, of Oro Valley, Arizona;and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 28 years, Frank Moore; second husband, David Holmes, married in 2007; one son, Tony Stigall; three sisters, Jeanette Kern, Faye Pate and Kay Brown.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Brother Martin Lamb officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Monday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church Mission Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

William Mattox

July 02, 1930 — March 14, 2019

William L. Mattox, 88, of Bedford, died at 2:10 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at his residence.

He was born July 2, 1930 to John and Jeanette (King) Mattox. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Alice Shaft on June 9, 1950. He played high school basketball at Tunnelton High School and was a 1950 graduate. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford. He retired as a steam fitter from General Motors in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Bedford; a daughter, Kathi (Scott) Thomas; two sons-in-law, Tim Goodin and Mark Jost; six grandchildren, Eric (Julie) Thomas, Adam (Cristy) Thomas, Kami (Alan) Bush, Malynda (Derik) Fields, Matt Goodin, Bryan (Kat) Jost, Brent (Eliza) Jost; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean (Logan) Lee and Shirley Green; sisters-in-law, Judy Shaft Janie Shaff, and Betty (Dick) Cameron; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters. Diane Jost and Cindy Goodin; a grandson, Reid Goodin; a grand-daughter, Susan Thomas; a brother, James Ivan Mattox; a sister, Janet Hobbs and husband, Leslie; brothers-in-law, Bob Shaff, Virgil Shaff and Jim Green.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, March 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are his five grandsons, Eric Thomas, Adam Thomas, Byan Jost, Brent Jost, Matt Goodin; and his nephew, Jimmy Shaff. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Baptist Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Hurshel Childers

Hurshel Childers, 79, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is 10 am – 2 pm Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.  Service is 2 pm Monday at the funeral home.

March 15, 2019

Dana O’Neal

July 18, 1938 — March 13, 2019

Dana O’Neal, 80, of Bedford, died at 3:20 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at her residence.

Born July 18, 1938 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John and Lelah (Harvey) Nikirk. She married Billie O’Neal on January 29, 1960 and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2014. She was a homemaker and a founding member of the Grace Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include children, Terri Sykes and husband, Leon, Brent O’Neal, Paula Johnson and husband, Scott, Stacy O’Neal and wife, Chera; eight grandchildren, Curtis Sykes, Chris Sykes and wife, Deanna, April Dralle and husband, Ryan, Derek O’Neal, Brittany O’Neal, Matthew Johnson and wife, Lisa, Lane O’Neal, and A.J. O’Neal; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marshall Nikirk and wife, Betty, Delvin Nikirk and wife, Jeanette; two sisters, Warnetta Kirkman and husband, Junior, Bonnie Noblitt and husband, Chuck; sisters-in-law, Janet Clements and husband, David and their daughter, Tammy, and Sharon Nikirk; a brother-in-law, Joe Roberts; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five sisters, Wilma Henderson, Lois Andis, Ada Buher, Wanda Roberts, and Marjorie Henderson; two brothers, Danny Nikirk and Melvin Nikirk (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17th at the Grace Full Gospel Church with Pastor Brent O’Neal and Pastor Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 16th at the Grace Full Gospel Church and from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Sunday, March 17th at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Grace Full Gospel Church Building Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Hurshel Childers

Hurshel Childers, 79, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

William Mattox

William Mattox, 88, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nita Moore

Nita C. Moore, 71, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

March 14, 2019

Dana O’Neal

Dana O’Neal, 80, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 13, 2019

Kenneth Staggs

Sept. 21, 1938 — March 11, 2019

Kenneth Wayne Staggs, Sr., 80, of Indianapolis, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at his residence.

Born September 21, 1938 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Perry E. and Georgia M. (Bolding) Staggs. He married Shirley Jean Stigall on June 9, 1957 and she survives. He had worked as an automobile salesman for Sharp Ford. He was a member of the Southwood Assembly in Indianapolis and was active in Unchained Ministries.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Indianapolis; three children, Vicky Stanifer and husband, Paul, of Kokomo, Debbie Lynn Ritter and husband, Brian, of Perrysburg, OH, and Kenneth W. Staggs, Jr. and wife, Christine, of Tampa, FL; nine grandchildren, John and Laura Stanifer, Rachel, Kaleb, Kelsey and Luke Ritter, Chyna Dawn, Andrew and Joshua Staggs; one great grandchild, Erynn Noel Ritter; two sisters, Martha Hawkins of Paoli and Oneida Helm of Gosport; two brothers, Bill Staggs of Florida and Perry Lee Staggs of Mooresville. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Keith Williams, George Whirley & Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, March 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Cheryl Spicer

Feb. 03, 1945 — March 12, 2019

Cheryl K. Spicer, 74, of Bedford. Our beloved sister, Cheryl has gone to Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior. She passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Cheryl was born in Bedford on February 3, 1945 to Issac Vestal Smith and Evelyn Ilene (Smith) Smith. She married Delbert Spicer on October 23, 1964 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2003. Cheryl was a homemaker and attended Dive Christian Church and White River Baptist Church in Buddha.

Survivors include two brothers, Clarence (Huann) Smith of Bedford and Ronnie L. (Carol) Smith of Mitchell; two sisters, Phyllis A. McSherry of Bedford and Wanda D. Hallett of Seymour; several nieces and nephews Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Robert W. Smith, Donnie Smith, Duane Smith and Gene Smith; one sister, Carol Wikle.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

March 12, 2019

Laura Merriman

Laura K. Merriman, 47, passed away in the presence of her family on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

She leaves behind her parents, Ken and Sue Merriman; two sisters, Barbara and Tamara Merriman; nieces and nephews she loved to spoil. She also leaves her partner in life, Doug Unger, who considers Laura the best chapter of his life story; and many friends whom she knew to be family. Laura was one of those rare individuals who lived many lives in one lifetime. We know she is off to her next adventure. Though she will be missed, we are comforted to know she made it to her final destination. Laura is reunited with her grandparents, niece, cousins, and our Lord in heaven.

A celebration of life service will be held to honor Laura’s memory on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Thursday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to any animal shelter of your choice. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Andrew Foddrill

Feb. 14, 1991 — March 08, 2019

Andrew Joseph Foddrill, 28, of Mitchell, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:24 PM in Mitchell. He was born in Bedford on February 14, 1991 to Joe Foddrill and Petrina (Miller) Foddrill. He attended Mitchell High School and Tulip Street Christian Church and was employed by AWP in Terre Haute.

Survivors include his mother, Petrina Foddrill and Frank Walker of Bedford; his father, Joe Foddrill and April of Bedford; one son, Noah Ian Dallas Wells; and his mother, Alyssa Wells of Bloomington; one brother, Alan Michael Foddrill of Mitchell; sisters, Ashley (Chris) Cook of Newburg, Aubrey Foddrill of Mitchell and Sadie Foddrill of Mitchell; grandparents, Bill and Kennetha (Hardman) Miller of Mitchell and Shirley (Neeley) Foddrill of Bedford; step-brothers and sisters, Brandon Edwards, Amanda Edwards Brinkman, Frankie Meadows Daggy, Christopher (Samantha) Walker, Joshua Walker and fiance Shelly; aunts and uncles, Marc and Tracey Foddrill of Leesville, Bill and Bronwyn Miller of New York and Jeff and Sally Miller of Mitchell. Andrew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Sam Foddrill.

Funeral services will be on Friday March 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Bro. Kyle Siegfred and Bro. Jim Valentine officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Friday from 10:00 AM until service time.

Edith Tincher

March 26, 1928 — March 09, 2019

Edith L. Tincher, 90, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Mitchell Manor.

Born March 26, 1928 in Peerless, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas and Stella (Cooper) Beasley. She married Charles J. Tincher on March 22, 1969 and he preceded her in death on January 24, 2018. She had worked at Westinghouse for eighteen years and as a beautician in Pearl Hunter’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple, AARP, Hairdressers Association of Bedford and I.B.E.W. Local 2031.

Survivors include one son Robin (Kay) Miller, of Bedford; a brother, Gene Beasley, of Connersville, IN; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Michael Tincher; four brothers, Morris, Raymond, Opal and Clyde Beasley; eight sisters, Lois Lane, Ruby Roberts, Dorothy Beasley, Frances Meadows, Edna Jackson, Nellie Jones, Ada Watson and Bessie Swift.

Private graveside services are planned. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Danny Brosamle

Nov. 05, 1973 — March 11, 2019

Danny Lee Brosamle, 45, of Bedford, died at 3:33 am on Monday, March 11, 2019 at his residence.

Born November 5, 1973 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Danny Brosamle and Cathy (Long) Terry. He married Stacey D. Kinser on April 26, 1997 and she survives. He was a merchandizer for Keurig, Dr. Pepper and Snapple.

Survivors include his wife, Stacey, of Bedford; three children, Taylor Brosamle, Jasmine Schulz and husband, Chadrick, and Zachary Brosamle, all of Bedford; three brothers, Charles Long, Anthony Brosamle and Dustin Bowersock; a sister, Christine Terry; several brothers and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Deanna Tuell; a brother, Shawn Brosamle; and his mother-in-law, Brenda Kinser.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Marsha Guthrie

Oct. 24, 1939 — March 08, 2019

Marsha Ann Guthrie, 79, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born October 24, 1939, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Don C. and Rosa Deloris (Sego) Trueblood Lincoln. She married Joe Ike Guthrie December 16, 1960, and he preceded her in death April 16, 1990. Marsha had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1958. Marsha was a member of the Martin County Happy Homemakers and enjoyed arts, crafts, crocheting and ceramics. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Kimberly Ann (Milton) Roberts of Mitchell and Blaine (Sandy) Guthrie of Huron; companion, Jim Hail of Paragon; grandchildren, C. Adam Roberts, Daniel Roberts, Ashley Guthrie and Tyler Guthrie; great grandchildren, Trevon, Caymon, and Mayson Roberts and Athena and Cora Bunch; brothers, Larry Lincoln of Lansing, Michigan and Don Trueblood of Louisiana. Her parents; stepfather, Don Lincoln; husband; son, Charles Bryan Guthrie; and siblings, Leanne Horsley, Larry Trueblood and Charles David Trueblood, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be at a later date in Lawrenceport Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Reno Harkness

Sept. 25, 1925 — March 10, 2019

Reno Harkness, 93, of Orleans, passed away at 10:15 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Mitchell Manor.

She was born September, 25 1925 in Whitemills, KY, the daughter of Lonnie and Lannie (Clark) Clark. She married Hubert Harkness on Nov. 8, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1976. She retired from Paoli Inc. after fifteen years of employment.

She is survived by four sons, James (Marilyn) Harkness of Mitchell, Charles (Wilma) Harkness of Eckerty, Lonnie (Jann) Harkness of Orleans, Lesley (Teresa) Harkness of Bedford; three daughters, Rosetta (Steve) Cody of Orleans, Margaret Harkness of Mitchell and Virginia (Bruce) Blevins of Paoli; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and one sister, Margie Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Zella; one grandson, John Henry; three brothers, James, Sonny and Herb; three sisters, Cleo, Helen and Genieve.

The funeral will be on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with John Harkness officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

March 10, 2019

James Hill

James “Jim” Hill, of Bedford, Indiana, passed away on March, 3rd 2019 in Granger Indiana, peacefully surrounded by his loving family after succumbing to his HPV related head and neck cancer.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother, Jeannean. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; father, Melvin; sister, Elizabeth Butts (Jerry); brother, Greg (Monica); sons, Zandariah, Nick Kerr (Jesse), A.J. Kerr (Megan); daughter, Talena; grandson, Eli Keller; nieces and nephews.

Jim grew up in Riley, Indiana and graduated from Terre Haute South HS in 1977. Early on, he worked in his parents’ appliance sales and repair shop, Hill’s TV and Appliance, and even appeared in their TV commercials. Though he enjoyed the family business, he is best known for his work as a Rural Carrier for the Bedford, Indiana branch of the US Postal Service. Over the span of his nearly 30 year career, he regularly went above and beyond for the people on his mail route and would notably go out of his way to deliver holiday packages, even on Christmas Day. Jim loved his work and particularly enjoyed his opportunity to teach and share vast knowledge with new fellow postal workers through the Rural Carrier Academy.  Jim was a man of many joys. He was an avid fan of IU Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed scouring flea markets for good deals and especially vintage stereo equipment. He will most notably be remembered for his love of music, his vast record collection, and his willingness to share his love of music with family and friends.

The family gives special thanks to the exceptional care provided by Beacon Health System’s Regional Cancer Care Center and Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s 10th Floor Oncology Team, Dr. Javed Malik for his honest guidance, and the unwavering support from The Center for Hospice Care. Unfortunately, Jim was afflicted by a cancer caused by HPV. Today, this is an easily preventable cancer thanks to the available vaccine. Jim’s family asks that everyone talk to their doctor about getting this potentially life saving vaccine.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Indiana University School of Medicine to support The Center for HPV Research. Make memorial gifts payable to “IU Foundation” and mail to IU Foundation, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072. Please indicate “In memory of Jim Hill” on the gift. For family and friends, there will be a Remembrance Service on March 16th at 6PM at Gobin Methodist Church, 307 Simpson, Greencastle, IN as well as a Celebration of Life on March 24th from 2-5PM at The Community Concourse, 1402 H Street, Bedford, IN.
To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.

Betty Chambers

May 11, 1925 — March 07, 2019

Betty Jean “Hardy” Chambers, 93, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Hearthstone Health Campus.

She was born on May 11, 1925 in Bloomington, Indiana, the daughter of Dale Holland and Vada Mae (Back) Hardy. Betty was a 1942 graduate of Ellettsville High School in Ellettsville, Indiana, and briefly attended Indiana University before marrying John Edward Chambers on July 29, 1945. They were married 28 years. John passed away on December 18, 1973. Betty worked as an alumni records clerk for the Indiana University Alumni Association from 1976 to 1993. She was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene in Judah, where she served as steward, board member and Sunday school teacher. Her greatest joy was spending time with her immediate, extended and church families. She was a homemaker, but more importantly a beloved mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Betty is survived by her children, Philip Brian (Renee) Chambers of Bloomington, Cindy Jean Chambers Shaw of Bloomington, Sandy Jo Davis of Astoria, OR, and Barbara Susan (Danny) Truelock of Bloomington; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren. Also included are one brother, Guy Hardy of Bloomington; two sisters, Ruth Griggs of Brownsburg and Joan Long of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Roger Hardy; and a sister, Marjorie Butcher.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00am Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Allen Funeral Home & Crematory, 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 in Bloomington, with Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday, March 14, 2019 and from 9:00am to service time Friday, March 15, 2019 at the funeral home. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

Julie Brassfield

July 8, 1952 — March 7, 2019

Julie Lynn (Evans) Brassfield, 66, of Bedford, died on Thursday March 7, 2019 at IU Health Simon Cancer Center.

Born July 8, 1952, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Morris G. “Cotton” and Jean Evans. She graduated from Needmore High School in 1970 with 52 credits, the most credits for a graduate. Julie went on to Indiana State University School of Nursing and graduated in 1974. In 1985, she received a Masters’ in Health and Safety from Indiana University. She started her career at General Motors as a nurse at the Bedford Plant, and retired after thirty years. She then went to work at IU Health in Bloomington, retiring in 2017 after fourteen years. Julie was very active in the Needmore Alumni Association and was the glue that held the Association together. She has served as past President and was currently the Needmore Historian, keeping alumni informed of classmates passing. She received the Outstanding Alumni Award for all of her dedication and hard work. Julie was also very active in the Lawrence County Brain Games right from the very beginning. She was also active in Little Theatre of Bedford. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority, and a former member of Rainbow Girls of the Bedford Masonic Lodge. Julie was an active member of First Baptist Church in Bedford. She served as a Deaconess, was on the Unified Board and Music Board. She also sang in the choir singing many solos. Her beautiful voice was in high demand for many funerals and weddings. She also sang the National Anthem at the BNL boys basketball games during the Damon Bailey years.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Lynn (Kevin) Morin of Peachtree City, GA; two stepdaughters, Melinda Brown and Allison (Terry) Hill, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Roxie and Jude Morin, Jarrett and Braydon Brown, Benjamin and Landon Davis Hill; her beloved cat, Dugan; one brother, Bob (Suzi) Evans of Needmore; nephews, Trevor Evans and Matt Evans; one niece, Kristen (Tim) Hyde; great nephews, Parker and Lukas Evans; great nieces, Aspen (Ben) Eckhart, Alexis Evans, Peyton, Briley and Taylor Hyde; and several cousins whom she always looked forward to meeting for lunch. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Richard Volz; and her second husband, Don Brassfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 12th at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 11th at the First Baptist Church, and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

March 09, 2019

Leroy Taylor

Sept. 30, 1934 — March 07, 2019

Leroy Taylor, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

Born September 30, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of George Henry and Nina (Kines) Taylor. He married Eleanor F. Knight December 9, 1953. Leroy retired from General Motors with 30 years of service, and after retirement worked at Bedford Ford. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and served 20 years on the Mitchell City Council. Leroy was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. and a 60 year member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. He was a Little League baseball coach, real estate agent, auctioneer, avid gardener, and past president of UAW Local No. 440. Leroy was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Taylor of Mitchell; children, Jack (Jeanette) Taylor of Orleans, Patty Cottengain of Orleans, Mark (Peggy) Taylor of Orleans, and Susie Gilstrap of Seminole, Florida; grandchildren, Tara Jenkins, Chantel Cooper, Corey Gilstrap, A. J. Taylor, Audrey Courson, Chad Taylor, Cain Gilstrap, Hope Rose, and Elise Curry; and 24 great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Melissa Dawn Taylor; and 11 siblings.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Joel Parsons officiating. Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Michael Henderson

May 13, 1959 — March 04, 2019

Michael Shawn Henderson, 59, of Bedford, died at 8:45am on March 4, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 13, 1959 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Donald and Nancy (Payton) Henderson. He was previously employed by Stone City Products and Brunner Manufacturing. Michael was a 1977 graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School, a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene, and enjoyed playing golf, softball and coaching at Murray Park.

Surviving are his children, Misty Middleton (Damian Lamb) and Brandy Henderson (Michael Vinson); 10 grandchildren, Michael Bell (Summer Baumgart), Ethan Middleton, Devin Middleton, Alexys Nicholas, Braydon Nicholas, Caitlyn Middleton, Kynadee Nicholas, Ava Middleton, Madison Lamb, and Haydon Lamb; nephews Nicholas (Darin) Kyle and Tyler Henderson; sister in law, Irene Henderson; uncles, Floy Payton and Mike Henderson; aunt, Carol Hutchinson; a god-son, Traeden Robinson and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Shawn Henderson; and a brother, Dennis “Tiny” Henderson.

Funeral services will be at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes at 11am Tuesday, March 12, 2019 with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Visitation will be from 2-8 on Monday at the Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ferguson-Lee Chapel to help offset funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Marsha Guthrie

Marsha Ann (Trueblood) Guthrie, 79, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Laura Merriman

Laura K. Merriman, 47, of Cloverdale, died March 2. A celebration of life will be 2-6 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 08, 2019

Julie Brassfield

Julie Evans Brassfield, 66, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Leroy Taylor

Leroy Taylor, 84, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

March 07, 2019

Marcia Brinegar

March 31, 1938 — March 05, 2019

Marcia L. Brinegar, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born March 31, 1938, in Greensburg, IN, she was the daughter of Connor and Stella (Sherrill) Adams. She was raised by her grandparents, George and Mabel Sherrill. She married George Brinegar on March 22, 1969 and he survives. She was a homemaker and also worked on the family dairy farm with George. Marcia was a member of Fairview Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, George; daughter, Christie Crider, of Morristown, TN; one son, Steve (Cyndi) Dalton, of Bedford; one step-daughter, Linda (Jim) Randolph, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Derrick, Brittany, Hannah, Danielle, and Andy; one great-grandchild, Chloe; one brother, Carl (Janet) Adams, of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Doris Dalton; sisters-in-law, Martha (Raymond) Johnson, of Bedford and Mary Lawson, of Radcliff, KY; two aunts, Roberta Sherrill and Phyllis Sherrill; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bob Dalton; and granddaughter, Ashley Dalton.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins, Kenny Fisher, and Leonard Neff officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Friday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Joseph McPike, Sr., M.D.

March 04, 1934 — March 04, 2019

Joseph David McPike, Sr., M.D., 85, of Martinsville, peacefully passed on his birthday, March 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.

Doctor McPike was born on March 4, 1934 in Bedford, Indiana to John D. McPike and Bessie (Thomas) McPike. He attended Bedford High School, served in the United States Army from 1954-1956, and attended college at Northwestern University and Indiana University in Bloomington. He went on to medical school and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine (Class of 1964). He completed a Rotating Internship at Marion County General Hospital in General Practice in 1965 and went on to complete a General Practice Fellowship in Radiology and Anesthesiology, as well as a Rotating Fellowship for General Practitioners at the same facility in 1969. He engaged in general practice and part-time emergency medicine practice from 1969-1971, after which he started practicing emergency medicine full time, contracting with hospitals inside and outside of Indiana as Director of Emergency Services. In 1971, Doctor McPike was a founding member and first president of the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians and received the Chapter’s award for Outstanding Public and Professional Service in 1974. He was on the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Emergency Medical Services to Gov. Otis Bowen from 1971-1975. Governor Bowen presented Doctor McPike with an award for Outstanding Service in Emergency Medical Services in 1977. In 1986, he returned to his first love of family practice, establishing an office on the south side of Indianapolis, where he practiced until his retirement. He was a Charter Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and was a Charter Fellow and Life Member of the American Academy of Family Practice. He practiced Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine for 50 years. He was a Member of the Indiana State Medical Association, which presented him with a Certificate of Distinction for 50 years in the Practice of Medicine in 2014. His patients loved him and appreciated his genuine concern, and the great deal of time and attention shown to each one. In his free time, Doctor McPike enjoyed spending time with his family and dog (Champ), fishing, hunting and watching classic movies. He was a parishioner of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Greenwood. He was also a Life Member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and a Life Member of the NRA, as well as a member of The American Legion, Post 707.

He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Ida (Fuller) McPike of Martinsville; his three children, Cynthia Lynn McPike of Martinsville, Catherine Ann Schuetter (and spouse David Schuetter) of Indianapolis, and Joseph David McPike, II (and spouse Lori (Maw) McPike) of New Palestine; two grandchildren, Megan Schuetter of Los Angeles and Joseph David McPike, III of New Palestine; one brother, Robert McPike (and spouse Bonnie) of Arizona; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as his brother, William C. McPike; and two sisters, Joyce A. McPike and Maryanne O’Dell.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at GH Herrmann Funeral Home, located at 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, Indiana. Mass of Catholic burial will be held Saturday (11 a.m.) at St. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, followed by private burial in Bedford

Ruth Stuck

Feb. 26, 1925 — March 05, 2019

Ruth Ellen (Wright) Stuck, 94, of Bedford, formerly of Florida, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born February 26, 1925 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Elza L. and Mattie (Stewart) Maners. She married Dewey Vernon Wright and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1989. She later married Howard Reed and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2000. She then married Lorin Stuck and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2012. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, David L. Wright and wife, Sue, of Bedford; grandchildren, Donald Wright and wife, Rona, Greg Wright and wife, Kim and Chris Wright and wife, Judi; great grandchildren, Danielle Hitchcock and husband, Riley, D.J. Wright and wife, Caycee, Casey Amos and husband, Brad, Tyler Collins and fiance, Kristen Wampler, Adrien Eads and husband, Zach, Hannah Wright, Harrison Wright, Daphne Wright, Romy Wright, Theo Wright, Phoebe Wright, and Margot Wright; seven great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a son, Donald Wayne Wright; and a great grandson, Cameron Wright.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Hafenbreidel officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, March 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Johnson’s Christian Village. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Zachary Koch

Zachary Dean Koch, 36, of Williams, died Wednesday. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by The Cremation Society of Indiana.

Carole Query

Carole Lee (Tuell) Query, 78, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Service is 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Michael Henderson

Michael Shawn Henderson, 59, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

March 06, 2019

Michael Henson

Michael S. Henson, 63, of Bedford, passed away peacefully February 10, 2019 at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born in Hollywood, California, he moved to Bedford in 2007 and was a beloved resident of Michael’s House at Garden Villa. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and his loving daddy, John Condiff.

He is survived by, and warmly cherished by, his mom, Jeanne Condiff of Bedford; his brothers and sisters, Deborah and Jeff Clark of Keene, CA, Greg and Karla Condiff of Waveland, MS, Mark and Diane Condiff of Indianapolis, IN, Jonni and Jimmy Ramey of Bedford, Heather Condiff and Cary Cooper of Columbus; his loving life partner, Peggy Nelson of Bedford. Michael is also dearly loved by his many nieces and nephews, and his extended family of co-residents and staff at Garden Villa in Bedford. Mike was a fun loving soul.

We will be gathering in joyous celebration of his life at Garden Villa, 211 Norton Lane in Bedford, on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. It will be casual and happy, just like Mike would have wanted. All who knew Mike and would like to share in the celebration of his life with family and friends are welcome to join us.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Dunfee

July 29, 1948 — March 05, 2019

Kenneth Dunfee, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born July 29, 1948 in Terre Haute to James and Laura Dunfee. Kenneth married Sharon Hart on March 18, 1967 in Terre Haute and she survives. Kenneth was a retired factory laborer, an US Army Veteran and member of the Bedford First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Dunfee of Bedford; one son, Kenneth Dunfee, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Greencastle; six grandchildren, Kelsie (James) Riley, Brimika (Justin) Viar, Landon Dunfee, Timothy Kern, Dalton Evans, and Hannah Anderson; four great grandchildren, Alexis Riley, Adelyn Riley, Alanah and Leesa; one sister, Debbie Perrelle.  Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Dunfee Anderson; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, and military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Post #33. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Fanger

June 27, 1935 — March 02, 2019

Shirley Mary Ann Fanger, 83, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at her residence.

Born June 27, 1935, in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary Donlon.  She married Norman Eugene Fanger on June 11, 1955 and he preceded her in death on April 11, 2001.  Shirley was a homemaker and military wife. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a past member of the Bloomington American Legion.  Shirley loved playing bingo, shopping, gardening, and fishing and camping with her family.

Surviving are her children, Noreen Fanger, Mary Beth Frye, Michael (Cindy) Fanger, Mollie (Ron) Watson and Kattie Johnson; grandchildren, Julia Heatherly, Laura Heatherly, Tommy Heatherly, Chase Cleveland, Michael Fanger, Mary Fanger, Ronnie Watson, Marissa Watson, Garrett Watson, Serena Watson, Garron Watson, Lilly Watson, Sophia Watson, Kayln Tincher, and Kaden Tincher; great- grandchild, Liam Michael Harkness; brother, Jack Donlon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; three grandchildren, Thomas Allen Heatherly, Michael Gene Heatherly and Savanna Watson; and siblings, Tom and Maureen.

Mass of Christian Burial will at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 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 to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Martha Hudson

Feb. 02, 1923 — Feb. 07, 2019

Martha Susan (Pitman) Hudson, 96, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, in Indianapolis.

Born February 2, 1923, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the youngest child of Robert and Blanche (Chilton) Pitman.
She married Charles William (Bill) Hudson, and he preceded her in death in 2015. Martha graduated from Bedford High School in 1941. In 1946, she graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and served as vice-president of Mortar Board. She worked in Dayton, Ohio as a social worker before her marriage and later worked for The Children’s Bureau in Indianapolis. She enjoyed the social and service opportunities as a member of Tri Kappa and was a member of Crestview Christian Church in Indianapolis. Martha and Maxine Zollman co-owned The Lawrence House, a home accessories store on the square in Bedford. Martha loved to travel with her family and proclaimed all the places they visited as “breathtaking.”

She is survived by her daughter Susan (Dan) Grimland of Plano, Texas; and her son Timothy Hudson of Indianapolis; granddaughters Nicole Elisabeth Goode of Nevada and Miranda Catherine (Bradley) Head of Hawaii; great-grandson Theodore Head; nephews Joe Pitman, Jon Pitman and David Pitman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings Doris, Virginia, Janice, Ruth, Bob and Bill.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on March 10, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel, 818 18th St. in Bedford, Indiana, with visitation from 1-3 pm.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. If desired, memorials may be made to the Indianapolis Children’s Bureau, Inc. or The University of North Texas (Joshua Crittenden Chilton Scholarship) in her name.

Marcia Brinegar

Marcia L. Brinegar, 80, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ruth Stuck

Ruth (Wright) Stuck, 94, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Steven Oliver

Steven A. Oliver, 61, of Bedford, died Saturday. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

March 05, 2019

Odus Callahan

Nov. 12, 1945 — Feb. 23, 2019

Odus Callahan, 73, of Bedford, formerly of Mitchell, died at 1:21 am on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born November 2, 1945, he was the son of Donald and Jane (Spinks) Callahan. He married Avonda Lou Osborn on January 10, 1967 and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2010. He retired as a tool and die maker from General Motors in Bedford and was owner/operator of O-D-Lu Tree Farm for over thirty years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a plane captain on the USS Ranger with Squadron VA 165 Boomers. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church and Fayetteville Lions Club.

Survivors include two sons, Sean Callahan, of Francisco, IN and Michael Callahan and wife, Tena, of DeKalb, IL; five grandchildren, Kenney Hallam, Samantha Callahan, Payton Callahan, Alexander (A.J.) Callahan, and Caitlin Callahan; two brothers, John and Dean Callahan; a sister, Donna Sue Summers. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, March 9th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church. Military rites will be accorded following the service by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fayetteville Community Cemetery Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Joel Fisher

June 02, 1943 — March 03, 2019

Joel D. Fisher, 75, of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died at 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

Born June 2, 1943 in Biloxi, Mississippi, he was the son of Carl “CJ” and Mary (Roob) Fisher. He married Susan Davis on June 30, 1984 and she survives. He had worked as a purchasing agent at Carpenter Body Works, Grove Manufacturing in Pennsylvania, General Electric, and Rayovac. He retired as purchasing manager from Black & Decker. He was of the Baptist faith and had attended Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Susie, of Indianapolis; one daughter, Heather Patrick and husband, Bob, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Stacey Patrick and wife, Caitlin, and their son, Oliver Patrick, of Woodbridge, VA and Chase Patrick, of Indianapolis; a brother, William “Bill” Fisher and wife, Karen, of Portage, WI; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and in-laws, H. Clyde and Roberta Davis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday, March 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Vernice Ross

Jan. 19, 1930 — March 02, 2019

Vernice “Vernie” Ross, 89, of Scottsburg, died at 6:05 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.

Born January 19, 1930 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Wesley and Belva (Meadows) Deckard. She married Joseph John Ross on May 11, 1962 and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1990. She had worked at RCA and Fluck Limestone where she was an accountant/bookkeeper. She had attended the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane (Don) Ross Smith of Scottsburg; one son Joseph (Shannon Murphy, and daughters, Victoria Murphy and Samantha Fleener) Ross of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Vestal “Andy” Deckard and Opal Deckard; and one sister Loretta Hill.

Private family services will be held Wednesday, March 6th. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

John Cornwell

May 03, 1953 — March 01, 2019

John Paul Cornwell, 65, of Avon, passed away March 1, 2019.

He was born May 3, 1953 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Floyd and Eva Newlin Cornwell. Mr. Cornwell was a retired revenue agent working for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a member of Garden Baptist Church and Avon Optimist Club.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Cornwell; sons, Matthew Cornwell (Melissa), Mark Cornwell and Adam Cornwell; mother, Eva Cornwell Russell; brother, James Cornwell (Kathy); grandson, Jeffrey Cornwell. He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Gregory Cornwell.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Conkle Funeral Home, Avon Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Laura Merriman

Laura Kay Merriman, 47, of Cloverdale, died Saturday. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. March 12 at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Service will be 6 p.m. March 12 at the mortuary.

Shirley Fanger

Shirley M. (Donlon) Fanger, 83, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

March 04, 2019

Jessie Gerkin

Sept. 13, 1928 — March 02, 2019

Jessie Colleen Gerkin, 90, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Born September 13, 1928, in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Clinton Henry and Clarissie Belle (Hagemier) Carroll. She married Lloyd Gerkin May 4, 1947, and he preceded her in death March 17, 2018. Colleen was a homemaker and was graduated from Huron High School in 1946. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and flowers. Colleen was a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens, and did a lot of traveling and camping. She loved her family.

Survivors include her 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 Conley, Michael Kendall, Amy (Jeff) Wilson, Chrislyn (Mike) Particka, Daniel Gerkin, Emily (Nathan) Rogers, Thomas Gerkin, Jacob (Audra) Gerkin, Elizabeth (Bryce) Stephens, and Allie Gerkin; great grandchildren, Andrew (Rebecca) Barber, Aaron Barber, David (Kelsey) Kendall, Angela Kendall, Madeline and Sam Wilson, Ben and Claire Particka, Alivia, Jackson, Max and Liam Rogers, Shane and Elaina Gerkin, and Madison, Ethan and Ella Gerkin; and sisters, Sheila Dorsett of Mitchell and Pat (Don) Kerber of Mitchell. Her parents; husband; grandson, Phillip Kendall; and siblings, Flaura Jane “Junie” Dumond and Wallace Carroll, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Riley Hospital for Children or Mitchell Senior Citizens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Joel Fisher

Joel D. Fisher, 75, of Indianapolis, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Laura Merriman

Laura K. Merriman, 47, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 03, 2019

Darrin Corlette

Feb. 26, 1968 — Feb. 26, 2019

Darrin Lee Corlette, 51, passed away on February 26, 2019 at Monroe Hospital Bloomington, Indiana surrounded by family.

He was born February 26, 1968 in Bloomington, Indiana to Danny L. Corlette and Janet S. Jones.
Survivors include sons Nick Corlette (Jorden) and Josh Brinegar (Karen), of Bloomington; daughter Candace Reno, Indianapolis; mother Janet Jones, Bloomington, Indiana; brother Danny J. Corlette (Kathy), of Springville, Indiana; sisters Starr Grimes (Richard), West Point, Texas, Gail Corlette (Cathy), Bloomington, Indiana, Joya Kelly (Steve), Bloomington, Indiana; mother of his sons Lori Brinegar, of Bloomington, Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his father Danny L. Corlette; his brother Bradley (Scott) Cassidy; and sister Ronna Cassidy.  His lifetime work was a construction contractor and for the past several years worked with Chris and Dee Spires Construction of Bloomington, Indiana where he was appreciated and loved as family. His favorite pastime was fishing. He also enjoyed NASCAR and the Colts.  The family will host a Celebration of Life at the Harrodsburg Community Center Harrodsburg, Indiana on Saturday, March 9th 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All friends and family are invited.

A private family burial will be held in Avoca, Indiana at the Hilltop Cemetery. Cremation Rites have been accorded.  The family wishes to thank all the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Monroe Hospital who so diligently and gently worked for two weeks to save his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.  You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

March 02, 2019

William Fisher

Aug. 22, 1944 — Feb. 27, 2019

William “Billy” Andrew Fisher, 74, of Mitchell, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born August 22, 1944, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Roscoe and Delilah (Harvey) Fisher.
He married Elizabeth Baker and she preceded him in death in 2005. Billy enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, watching wildlife, and mowing grass. He was nominated the “Mayor on the Hill”. Billy worked on a farm in Silverville for Zona and Cap Craig.

Surviving are his three step-daughters, Lisa (Jerry) Priddy, of Ohio, Sandy (Michael) Kimberlin, of Bedford and Rachel (Kevin) Meyer, of Nebraska; one step-son, Jason Gerkin and fiance Amber, of Orleans; eleven grandchildren, Charlie Priddy, Helen Priddy, Thelma (Ronnie) Bogard, John Bell, Jacob Shelton, Jordan Shelton, Stephanie (Richard) Bruce, Sarah Meyer, Elizabeth Gerkin, Kailyn McCleery, and Olivia McCleery; and several great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elizabeth; and his siblings.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be at House of Prayer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service hour Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

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