Obituaries – May 2013

May 31, 2013

Lexie Holtsclaw Sr.

Jan. 26, 1940 — May 28, 2013

Lexie R. Holtsclaw Sr. age 73 of Bedford, passed away at 4:04 p.m. on Tuesday at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1940, in Dugger, to Robert Preston and Orzella Mabel Holtsclaw. Lexie married Donna Gentry on Feb. 14, 1959, at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford and she survives.

Lexie was a Tool & Die Maker at General Motors in Bedford, and was a supervisor at General Motors when he retired. After retiring from GM, he continued to work many more years as a Tool & Die Maker at D&M Tool in Bedford, Bedford Machine & Tool, and Bedford Recycling.

He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 14, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, the Lawrence County Cattleman’s Association and Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Donna Holtsclaw of Bedford; three sons, Scott Holtsclaw and wife Tracy of Bedford, Lexie Holtsclaw Jr. and wife Tammy of Bedford and Tom Harrell and wife Beth of Bedford; grandchildren, Brooke (Chad) Teague, Brittany (Shile) Anderson, Blair (Anthony) Taylor, Courtney Holtsclaw, Kennedy Holtsclaw, Josh Harrell, Aaron Harrell, and Nate and Hillary Norman; great-grandchildren, Hadley, Campbell and Crete Teague, Nadia and Zane Anderson, and Remington Lex Taylor; and one brother, Jerry L. Holtsclaw and wife Carol of Oolitic.

Lexie was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debra Lynn Holtsclaw; one daughter-in-law, Polly (Wagoner) Holtsclaw; two sisters, Dorothy Armstrong and Mary Jane Price; and three brothers, Ernie W. Holtsclaw, James E. Holtsclaw and Robert P. Holtsclaw Jr.

Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church,

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara A. Collier

Sept. 10, 1938 — May 29, 2013

Barbara Ann Collier, 74, Bedford, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Westview Christian Church in Campbellsburg. Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Marilyn M. Cauble

May 24, 1936 — May 30, 2013

Marilyn M. Cauble, 77, Mitchell, died at 2:43 p.m. Thursday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

May 30, 2013

Newman L. Conklin

March 12, 1934 — May 28, 2013

Newman Levi “Bud” Conklin, 79, of Bloomington, died at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice House.

Born March 12, 1934, in O’Fallon, Ill., he was the son of Newman A. and Margarite (Rable) Conklin. He married Emma Jean Weber on May 23, 1986 in Bedford; and she survives.

He was a manager with W. T. Grant and the regional operations manager with Coast to Coast Hardware, and also a partner in the Jug Store in Bedford, until it was sold in 2006.

He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church; American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Jean Conklin of Bloomington; his son, Michael N. (Betty) Conklin of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Kaci and Bailee of Bloomington; two brothers, William Conklin of Caseyville, Ill., and Scott Conklin of Dawson Springs, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Lewis Conklin.

There will be a Memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at the First United Presbyterian Church of Bedford, with the Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating.

There will be a visitation at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Margie J. Haste

March 10, 1932 — May 27, 2013

Margie Jane Haste, 81, of Mitchell, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 10, 1932, in Chilton County, Ala., she was the daughter of Jady D. and Ella Mae (Collum) Mims. She married Conley Allen Haste May 20, 1950, and he preceded her in death Nov. 8, 2000.

Margie was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Gloria Jean (George) Velpel of Fremont, Dennis Ray (Betty) Haste and David Wayne (Janie) Haste, all of Mitchell, Randy Lee (Kim) Haste of Weston, Fla., James Conley (Tina) Haste of Bedford and Barry Dean (Dianne) Haste of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and siblings, J.D. Mims Jr. of Hueytown, Ala., Josephine Bennett, of Bessemer, Ala., Lois Pless of Mitchell, Frances Donaldson of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Ruby Faye Irvin of Dora, Ala.

Her parents; husband; son, Ricky Allen Haste; sisters, Johnnie Jones, Dorothy Ervin, Willie Mae Fairchild; and brothers, A.J. Mims Sr., A.C. Northcutt, J.N. Northcutt, William Northcutt, Jimmie Mims, Charles Mims, and James Donald Mims, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Steven Haste, Eddie Haste, Trent Haste, Craig Friend, Derek Haste and Adam Begarly

Memorial Gifts: LARC Center

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

Lexie R. Holtsclaw Sr.

Lexie R. Holtsclaw Sr., 73, Bedford, died at 4:04 p.m. on Tuesday at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Braman

Word has been received of the death of Mitchell native Jack Braman, age 80. He died May 29 at the New Mexico State Veterans Home. Burial will be in New Mexico.

May 29, 2013

Bobbie L. Adams

March 18, 1939 — May 27, 2013

Bobbie L. Adams, age 74, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at the Waters in Martinsville.

He was born March 18, 1939, in Rome, Ga., to John W. and Dorthy A. (Pullen) Adams, He married Jan C. Adams on March 19, 1965, in Lakeland, Fla., and she preceded him in death on April 14, 2009.

Bobbie graduated from Pinecrest High School in Florida, was retired from the Houston, Texas Teamster’s, and also was a photographer for Olan Mills. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with 101st Airborne.

Survivors include one son, John Adams and wife Carol of Orlando, Fla., one daughter, Michel “Shelly” Ratkovich and husband Moe of Bedford; two sisters, Willine Colding and husband Elton of Rome, Ga., and Judy Underwood and husband Jimmy of Plant City, Fla.; grandchildren, Gemma, Kayleigh, Lucy, Shelly, and Mark; great-grandchildren, Allissa and Makayla; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife.

Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow funeral services.

Celebration of Life will immediately follow the funeral service at Shelly and Moe Ratkovich’s home.

Loran W. Robbins

Sept. 6, 1923 — May 26, 2013

Loran William “Robbie” Robbins, 89, of Greenwood, died Sunday.

Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Bedford, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary Robbins. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1942 and began working as a draftsman for Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

After his military service, he became a driver for Mayflower Moving Company where he met his loving wife Mildred Louise “Mickey” Robbins, who preceded him in death.

He served as president of Local 135 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for 18 years.

His hobbies included Native American history, hunting, fishing and gardening. He successfully passed down his love of all to his children who are eternally grateful for these gifts.

Robbie is survived by two siblings: Lorena June Harrell of Bedford and Douglas Robbins of Nashville, Tenn.; three children, Carl Robbins of Lewisville, Scott Robbins of Carpentersville, Ill., and Karan Bunch of Bargersville; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren: and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Crazy Horse Memorial; giving@crazyhorsememorial.org.

Funeral service was at 10 today at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Greenwood.

Mertie Yeskie

Nov. 23, 1923 — May 28, 2013

Mertie Yeskie, 89, of Mitchell, formerly of Oolitic, died at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday at Mitchell Manor.

Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Pulaski County, Ky., she was the daughter of William and Alice (Jones) Keith. She married Warren Eugene Silvers on Aug. 30, 1941, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1959. She later married Willard Yeskie on July 27, 1963, and he also preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1999.

She retired from Indiana Laborers Training Institute and was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Harold Silvers of Marksville, La., and Denny and Mark Silvers, both of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Nicholas of Tateville, Ky.; two stepsisters, Reva Jones and Louise Fritos both of Clearwater, Fla.; and three brothers, Robert Keith of Bronston, Ky., David Keith of Charlestown, and Danny Keith of Louisville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sons, Roger and Tom Silvers; a daughter, Juanita Silvers; grandson, Trevis Silvers; four brothers, Lowell, Otis, Bill and Jim Keith; and seven sisters, Clara Helton, Clara Hardwick, Emerine Neely, Magae Godsey, Alice Super, Bertha Dunken and Joyce Seeler.

Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mertie at www.daycarter.com.

Margie J. Haste

March 10, 1932 — May 27, 2013

Margie Jane Haste, 81, Mitchell, died at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John D. Caldwell

John D. Caldwell, 56, Bedford, died at 11:27 a.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Memorial service will be from 1-4 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

May 28, 2013

Harry ‘Sonny’ Dorsett

Feb. 24, 1924 — May 25, 2013

Harry “Sonny” Dorsett, 89, Mitchell, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Pittsburg, Ill., he was the son of Harry H. and Maude (Weddle) Dorsett. He married Sheila Carroll Jan. 13, 1946.

For 38 years Sonny owned and operated the Phillips 66 and Marathon service stations at Four Points in Mitchell. He served 16 years on the Mitchell Community Schools School Board during the construction of Hatfield Elementary School and the Mitchell Junior-Senior High School.

Sonny attended the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

He graduated from Huron High School in 1942.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and served in Italy. His decorations and citations included World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 7 Bronze Stars, and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Sheila Dorsett of Mitchell; daughter, Christina Lee (Larry) Brown of Mitchell; son, Kippie Joe (Vanessa) Dorsett of Mitchell; grandchildren, Melissa Brown (Steve) Deer of Knoxville, Tenn., and Rebecca Lynn Brown (Eric) Mason of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Joshua David (Katie) Deer, Nathan Daniel Deer, Cole Thomas Mason, Logan Patrick Mason, Ryan Spurgeon, Nicolas Spurgeon and Hunter Spurgeon; and great-great-granddaughter, Eliza Rose Deer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Harry Clinton “Butch” Dorsett; and siblings, Pauline Abram, Frances Embree, Wilma Shearhart, Robert Dorsett, Lawrence Dorsett, William Dorsett, and Patty Moffatt.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Larry Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Grandsons

Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard

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

Barbara J. Knowles

Nov. 15, 1933 — May 24, 2013

Barbara J. Knowles, 79, Mitchell, passed away at 11:02 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 15, 1933, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Dale “Red” and Velma M. (Bixler) Lanier. She married William F. Knowles Feb. 25, 1951.

Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and the Lawrence County Art Association.

Surviving are her husband, William F. Knowles of Mitchell; sons, Kim Knowles of Mitchell, Steve Knowles of Scottsburg and Jeff Knowles of Mitchell; grandchildren, Sam Knowles, Jamie Knowles, Bryce Knowles, Cory Knowles, and Kameron Swank; five great grandchildren; and sister, Mary Sue Thompson of Columbus.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Robert Courson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Margie J. Haste

Margie J. Haste, 81, Mitchell, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 27, 2013

Robert Lee Pennington

March 19, 1941 — May 24, 2013

Robert Lee Pennington of Shoals passed away on May 24, 2013, at home surrounded by family.

He was born March 19, 1941, in Washington, Ind., to Roy Martin and Ethel (Bledsoe) Pennington. He graduated from Loogootee High School with the Class of 1959. He served six years in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam.

He married Kathryn “Kathy” Kidd on Nov. 28, 1969, and she survives. He was a loving Dad to his children, Kristina Terry (Danny Tow) of Shoals and Robbie Pennington of Washington, and was a great Peepaw to his granddaughter, Autumn Terry. He is also survived by sisters Laverene Kiefner of Loogootee and Norma (Hermann) Senger of Shelby Township, MI; a sister-in-law, Vicki Silvers of Springville; six nephews; three nieces; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilma Ledgerwood and Patricia Warren; nephews Donnie Kiefner and Bobby Warren; and niece Diane Kiefner.

He was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union Church.

He retired from NSWC Crane with 32 years of service. He loved Special Olympics and volunteered for Orange County Special Olympic events.

He greatly enjoyed most sports and country and rock ‘n’ roll music. He prided himself on knowledge of these subjects and was hard to stump with trivia questions about them.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 29, at the Dover Hill Christian Union Church at 1 p.m. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen-ee Funeral Home in Shoals and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Barbara J. Knowles

Nov. 15, 1933 — May 24, 2013

Barbara J. Knowles, 79, Mitchell, died at 11:02 p.m. on Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Harry ‘Sonny’ Dorsett

Feb. 24, 1924 — May 25, 2013

Harry “Sonny” Dorsett, 89, Mitchell, died at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts: American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard.

May 25, 2013

Jeannette Hardman

July 26, 1937 — May 23, 2013

Jeannette Terrell Hardman, 75, of Mitchell, passed away at 8:22 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 26, 1937, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Willard H. and Edith Catherine (Fry) Terrell. She married Gordon Thomas Hardman March 26, 1956, and he preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2010.

Jeannette was a homemaker and a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and Tri Kappa. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954.

Surviving are sons, Michael Thomas Hardman, Mark Allen Hardman, and Mathew Aaron (Cheryl) Hardman, all of Mitchell; daughter, Cathy (Mark) Bullington of Bedford; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ro Pettiner of Carmel and Donna L. Bowman of Springboro, Ohio

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Andrew Hardman, Graham Hardman, Samuel Hardman, Cole Hardman, Clay Hardman, and C.W. Colglazier.

Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society

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

May 24, 2013

Lois E. Hardwick

Dec. 22, 1927 — May 22, 2013

Lois E. Hardwick, 85, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Zelbert and Helen (Dalton) Hawkins.

Lois was a secretary in the Bursar’s Office at Indiana University and she was a member of the Clear Creek Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert “Bob” Hardwick of Bloomington, two sons, R. Duane Hardwick (Tara Pierson) and Phillip D. Hardwick (Joyce) of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Linz of Harrison, Ohio; one sister, Joanna Williams (Kenneth) of Williams; seven grandchildren, Joshua Hardwick, Maggie Rimroth (Michael), Andrew, Benjamin, Jesse, Joe and John Hardwick; one great-granddaughter, Addison Rimroth; brother-in-law, Doug Kidwell (Sandy); and three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Hawkins, Gloria Hawkins and Mary Hardwick.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Kidwell; three brothers, George, Zelbert and Mike Hawkins; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor LeeAnn Rimroth.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek Christian Church, Bloomington with the Rev. Michael Dean Hawkins and the Rev. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 6330 E. 75th Suite 306 Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Online condolences may be made at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com

Marilyn K. Ray

Dec. 17, 1947 — May 22, 2013

Marilyn K. Ray, 65, Mitchell, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Born Dec. 17, 1947, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Hugh and Addie (Walton) Van Hoy. She married Gene Ray Dec. 26, 1965.

Marilyn was a secretary for Van Hoy Heating and Cooling and was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Surviving are her husband, Gene Ray of Mitchell; son, Michael Ray of Bedford; daughter, Genia (Brent) Mitchell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Tanner Ray, Blaine Johnson, and Allison Anderson and Lex Mitchell; brothers, Bob Van Hoy and Rick Van Hoy, both of Mitchell; and sister, Alice Isom of Mitchell.

Her parents; and brother, Michael Van Hoy, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Greg Isom officiating. A meal will be served at the Mitchell Community Building following the service.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Benny I. McDermed

July 5, 1934 — May 20, 2013

Benny Ivan McDermed, 78, of Washington, died at 10:58 p.m. on Monday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.

He was born July 5, 1934, in Bedford, the son of Orval and Ivana (Terrell) McDermed. He married Rose Ann Gingerich on July 27, 1979, and she survives,

He had worked at Cummins Diesel in Columbus.

Surviving with the wife of Washington, are two daughters, Shannon Rose McDermed and Shawn Lynn Waggoner and husband Terry, all of Bedford; son Spencer Gingerich and wife Shelia of Washington; grandsons Bryon Keith and Jennifer Waggoner, Evett Waggoner, Andrew Waggoner and Aaron Waggoner, all of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Reece Waggoner, Tre Waggoner, Brandalon Waggoner, Tatlin Waggoner-Allen, McKenzie Waggoner and Kaiden Waggoner.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-McClure Washington Chapel in Washington. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Jamie L. Fleener

May 10, 1976 — May 19, 2013

Jamie L. Fleener, 37, of Bedford, died Sunday. Private graveside service was this morning. Arrangements were under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Clarence Francis Sr.

Sept. 25, 1949 — May 23, 2013

Clarence L. Francis Sr., 63, Bedford, died at 6:20 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jeannette Hardman

Jeannette L. Hardman, 75, Mitchell, died at 8:22 p.m. Thursday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 23, 2013

Elizabeth Skinner

Sept 5, 1926 — May 15, 2013

Elizabeth Binford Skinner, 86, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Bedford, died May 15 at the Always Home Assisted Living Center in Phoenix.

Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Rollie and Gertrude (Binford) Tindal. She married Keith Peterson on Aug. 25, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1981. She later married Robert N. Skinner and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1999.

She was a homemaker and a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and enjoyed playing bridge.

Survivors include three sons, Richard and Steve Peterson, both of New Albany, and Mark Peterson of Chandler, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Katie Peterson of Wilmington, Del. and Sarah Peterson of Indianapolis; a step-granddaughter, Stacie Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a stepgrandson, Jason Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and a brother, Rollie.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Elizabeth at www.daycarter.com.

Marilyn K. Ray

Marilyn K. Ray, 65, Mitchell, died Wednesday evening at her residence. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. Following the service a meal will be served at the Mitchell Community Building. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 22, 2013

Bradley C. Ryan

May 24, 1975 — May 17, 2013

Bradley Clifford Ryan, 37, of Bedford, died at 3:04 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital from injuries sustained in a mo-ped accident in Oolitic.

Born May 24, 1975, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jimmy Roll and Gaynel (Ryan) Diamond.

Survivors include his mother, Gaynel Diamond of Bedford; his father, Jimmy Roll of Bedford; three daughters, Lacey Ryan of Oolitic, Cali Ryan and Addison Judah; a brother, Brandon Diamond of Bedford; grandmother, Jean Ryan of Oolitic; an aunt, Lora Schell of Unionville; and two uncles, Dennis Ryan and wife Sis and Glen Ryan, all of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clifford Ryan.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Hopkins Cemetery with Jack Voigtschild officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider contributions to the family to cover expenses or a fund at Chase Bank for the children.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Brad at www.daycarter.com.

Carl A. Burgess

Dec. 16, 1920 — May 21, 2013

Carl A. Burgess, 92, of Lima, died at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence surrounded by his children.

He was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Bedford, to John and Lillie (Clouse) Burgess. On April 7, 1947, he married Mary Sciranka who preceded him in death on March, 20, 2008.

Carl was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio. He was a World War II Army Veteran and member of VFW Post No. 1275. He retired from Ex-cello Corp. in 1983.

He came to Lima looking for work and found the love of his life, Mary. Carl loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with simple, honest and unconditional love. He had the wonderful gift of making you feel like you were the most important person in the world.

He was a passionate Indiana University basketball, Notre Dame football and Cleveland Browns fan. He also loved fishing, golf and gardening. All of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren shared his passion for all of the above.

Carl was also a beloved Uncle and Great Uncle to many and will be missed by those family members as well.

Survivors include a son, Tim (Sharon) Burgess of Lima; five daughters, Carole (Tom) Zeller of Lima, Barb (Jon) Green of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Ann (Bill) Sommer of Lima, Teresa Frost of Lima, Lou Ann (Kelly) Reid of Elida, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Rick Zeller, Lisa Zeller, Brent (Kathlene) Burgess, Jessica (Jason) Uhrik, Tony (Erin) Sommer, Mary Elizabeth Sommer, Jonathan Sommer, Jeff (Peggy) Frost, Carla Williams, Ryan Frost, Erica (Chad) Elling, Jennifer Reid, Adam Reid, Stephen Reid; 28 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Carol Sciranka, of Lima, Ohio; one sister, Margaret Lowery of Bedford; one brother, Asa Burgess of Bedford.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents John and Lillie Burgess; two sisters, Phyllis Burgess (infant) and Luella Casey; three brothers, Charles Burgess (infant), Robert Burgess and John Howard Burgess all of Bedford; and a grandson, Byron Burgess.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Father Mike Houston as celebrant, burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery where VFW Post 1275 will have graveside military rites..

Family and Friends may call Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home 506 N. Cable Rd. Lima, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a gift to help feed the poor. Condolences can be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Skinner

Sept. 5, 1926 — May 15, 2013

Elizabeth Binford Skinner, 86, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday at the Always Home Assisted Living Center in Phoenix. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church.

Lucille M. Sturgis

Lucille M. Sturgis, 93, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Sunday. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on June 8 at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Bradenton is in charge of arrangements.

May 21, 2013

Zelma ‘Louise’ Lee

Feb. 7, 1936 — May 19, 2013

Zelma “Louise” Lee, 77, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord, peacefully while surrounded by her loving family, at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday at her residence.

Born Feb. 7, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Richard and Betty (West) Grubbs.

She married Leo Spinks, who passed away on Jan. 13, 2005. She then married Jack D. Lee, who passed away on Oct. 7, 2001.

She worked in factories, and also at various nursing homes, until her retirement.

Zelma loved her life and her family, and she always loved country music, especially Blake Shelton.

Surviving are her children, Rick (Bonnie) Spinks of Springville, Sheila Terrell of Bedford, and Jack H. (Brandi) Lee of Bedford; four stepdaughters, Linda, Kathy, Ramona and Sara; grandchildren, Nathan Lee, whom she raised in her home, Jamey Spinks, Addie Lee, Gracie Lee, and Chris (Ronnetta) Terrell; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two sisters, Marie (Dutch) Duchanoy of Bradenton, Fla., and Sonja Kemp of Salem.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; brothers, Lyle West and Enoch Grubbs; sister, Ramona Brown; and son-in-law, Vernie Terrell; and one stepdaughter, Cindy.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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

Rosemary A. Luff

July 5, 1932 — May 18, 2013

Rosemary Ann Luff, 80, of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born July 5, 1932, in Kentland, she was the daughter of Luther and Ilene (Benham) Jones. She married Ferris L. Luff on May 7, 1948; he died on May 4, 2010.

She was a graduate of English High School with the class of 1950. She was a member of First Nazarene Church, Bedford, where she had been very active.

She had worked as an assembler at G.E., Bloomington, and later was a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Post office.

Surviving are one son, Timothy Luff of Bedford; two daughters, Cynthia (Bill) White of Spencer, and Pamela (Rick Lane) Luff of Bloomfield; one grandson, Robert Mayfield of Spencer; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn LeeAnn Mayfield of Spencer; one stepgrandson, Ryan White of Spencer; one sister, Charlene Smith of Bloomington; three brothers, Melvin Jones of Shelbyville, Mervin “Red” Jones of Orleans, and Steve Jones of Brooksville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ferris; three sisters, Vera Deno, Eloise Helm and Naomi Belcher; and one granddaughter-in-law, Wendy Mayfield.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Rev. Vern Hulen and the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Cemetery, Grantline Road, New Albany, at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Friends may call from 5–8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

May 20, 2013

Steaven R. Brown

Aug. 25, 1958 — May 16, 2013

Steaven R. Brown, 54 of Bedford, died at 8 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Aug. 25, 1958, in Bedford, he was the son of Elvis J. Brown Jr. and Doris (Beaulieu) Brown. He married Lesa Beedie in August of 1977, the mother of their daughter Lindsey. Lesa died Nov. 7, 2012.

He had previously worked at G.E. in Bloomington.

Steaven was an Ojibwe tribal member of the Red Lake Nation of Red Lake, Minn. He was a graduate of BNL Class of 1976, a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Indiana National Guard.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford. Surviving are his companion, Ms. Bobbie Knight of Bedford; father, Elvis J. (Vickie) Brown Jr. of Mitchell; daughter, Lindsey (Zach) Terrell of Mitchell; two brothers, Charlie (Lisa) Brown of Bedford, Ed Brown of Bedford; sister, Dorene (Tony) Smith of Heltonville; two grandsons, Andrew and Lance Terrell of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elvis “Buster” and Marguettie Brown, Charles and Alice Beaulieu; mother, Doris Brown; and former wife, Lesa Beedie-Bell.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 and DAV Chapter 2. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Barbara C. Johnson

Feb. 21, 1938 — May 16, 2013

Barbara Carolyn Johnson, 75, Williams, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 21, 1938, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leland F. and Maude M. (Mitchell) Chapman. She married Lloyd Vernon Johnson June 30, 1956, and they would have celebrated 57 years of marriage in June.

Barbara had been a nurse’s aide at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and retired July 14, 2003, with 28 years of service. She graduated from Williams High School in 1956.

Surviving are her husband, Vernon Johnson of Williams; children, Sheryl (Jan) McBride and Faron (Karen) Johnson, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Michael Edwards, Matthew Edwards, Doug Johnson and Nick Johnson; two step-granddaughters; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; son, Alan L. Johnson and daughter, Janice Marie Edwards preceded her in death. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Port William Cemetery with Karen Johnson officiating.

Casketbearers: Faron Johnson, Doug Johnson, Nick Johnson, Michael Edwards, Matthew Edwards, and Jan McBride.

There will be no visitation.

Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Edward Frega Jr.

June 7, 1934 — May 18, 2013

Edward Walter “Ed” Frega Jr., 78 of Williams, went to be with his Savior at 3:12 a.m. on Saturday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Ed was born June 7, 1934 in Maywood, Ill., the son of Edward Walter and Lydia (Hintz) Frega. He attended school in Bellwood, Ill. and is a 1953 graduate of Proviso High School in Maywood, Ill.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force serving in Germany and the Azores from 1954-1957.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Alice E. Knapp, married May 4, 1968 in Westchester, Ill.

He worked for American Can Co. in Maywood, Ill. After American Can, he was employed by Illinois Tool Works for 27 years as a contractor for the United States Navy. His work involved the towed array handling system on nuclear submarines and he was privileged to have worked on every U.S. Naval Base in the world. He followed the naval contract to Crane, to Chesapeake, Va. and then to Middletown, R.I., being in each place for four years. He retired on July 19, 2002, and they decided to call Williams their home once again.

Since moving to Williams in 1991, they have attended Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford where Ed served on various committees. He was a dedicated member of the Bedford Rotary Club, as well as a board member of the Lawrence County Concert Association.

Surviving with his wife, Alice of Williams; are his daughter, Kimberly Dawn of Cedarburg, Wis.; grandchildren, Teia Jordan, Isabel Coryn (Andrew) Passmore, Kellen Philip Batiansila, Samuel Jaden Harmer, Mason Alexander and Cooper Henry Edward Schultz, all of Cedarburg, Wis.; a great-granddaughter. Braelyn Yeva Passmore; and a sister, Marilyn A. Frega of Lakeland, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Eugene Frega.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford; with a memorial service at 3 p.m., where military rites by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. A dinner will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church.

Services are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary where family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Ed at: www.daycarter.com

Carol J. Bell

Oct. 23, 1957 — May 17, 2013

Carol June Bell, 55, of Martinsville, formerly of Bedford, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Friday at her residence.

Born on Oct. 23, 1957 in Monticello, Ky., she was the daughter of Bob Davis and Madge (Edwards) Davis.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Keens Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her father of Monticello, Ky.; her husband, Jay Larry Bell of Martinsville; one son, Jamie Bell; and two daughters, Amanda Gregory and Samarol Bell, all of Martinsville; her grandchildren, Mersades Bell, Michael Holt, Dason Bell, Matthew Holt, Whitley Bell, Mattie Gregory, Baylee Brenner, Devon Brenner, Abby Brenner, Glenn Head, and Catie Head; one brother: Harold Davis of Florida; three Sisters, Ann Chriswell of Monticello, Ky., Judy Stinson of Monticello, Ky., and Janet Barnes of Georgetown, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her mother and one son: Larry Bell.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Carol at: www.daycarter.com

Rosemary Luff

Rosemary Luff, 80, Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

May 19, 2013

Steaven R. Brown

Steaven R. Brown, 54, of Bedford, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Barbara Carolyn Johnson

Barbara Carolyn Johnson, 75, of Williams, died Thursday. No visitation is scheduled. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Port William Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is handling arrangements.

May 18, 2013

Betty Kelley

Betty Kelley, 84, Mitchell, died at 1:03 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Johnson

Barbara C. Johnson, 75, Williams, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 17, 2013

Roger Lee Prince

Nov. 6, 1942 — May 16, 2013

Roger Lee “Sawdust” Prince, 70, of Leesville, passed away at 2:03 p.m. on Thursday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1942 in Monroe County, he was the son of Curtis and Hazel (Hillenburg) Prince.

He married Judy Knight on May 6, 1961, who passed away on Nov. 22, 2005. He married Marnice Fender on June 4, 2006, who passed away on June 25, 2012.

He retired from Elliott Limestone Co. in 1999, was a partner in Prince Water Service, and was a carrier for The Times-Mail until June 2012. He was an ordained minister and a member of the Gospel Assembly Church of Bloomington.

Surviving him are three daughters: Marilee (George) Atteberry of Avoca; Sandy (Brian) Hazelip of Grandview; and Susan Deckard of Freedom; two sons: Brian (Kelli) Prince of Bedford; and Brent Prince of Bedford; one step-daughter, Stephanie Fender and her companion Mark Perry of Spencer; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Prince of Bloomington, and four sisters: Lois (Edgar) Kidd of Bloomington; Bernice (Heinz) Minartz of Cloverdale; Gledia (David) Greene of Bloomington; Roberta Kelley of Ellettsville; and one brother-in-law, Bennie (Linda) Knight of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Judy Prince, and his second wife, Marnice Prince, two brothers, Robert Prince and Delmas Prince; one granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Hazelip, and one great-grandson, Adam Gerald Deckard.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Cary Cohenour officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Monroe County.

Friends may call on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Josephine Thornton

June 8, 1944 — May 15, 2013

Josephine “Jo” (Banks) Thornton, 68, formerly of Bedford, died at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday at Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Louisville, Ky.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Monday at GC Williams Funeral Home Inc., in Louisville Ky. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Little Sweet Leaf Primitive Baptist Church, 19th and Cedar St., Louisville.

Memorials: Second Baptist Church, 1208 I St., Bedford.

Donald J. Clark

Jan. 29, 1951 — May 13, 2013

Donald J. Clark, 62, Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Mitchell, died Monday at his home. In honor of Don’s wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. Contributions: To the family to assist with the funeral expense.

The H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Road, Toledo (419-473-1301) is in charge of arrangements.

Steaven R. Brown

Steaven R. Brown, 54, of Bedford, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Betty Kelley

Betty Kelley, 85, Mitchell, died at 1:03 a.m. today at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation.

May 16, 2013

Lyle Reuter

Feb. 29, 1940 — May 14, 2013

Lyle Reuter, 73, of Bedford, died at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the White River Lodge.

Born Feb. 29, 1940, in Williams, he was the son of Kenneth and Geneva (Pennington) Reuter. He married Peggy Smith, and she preceded him in death on April 2, 2013.

He retired from Indiana Gas and was a member of the First Baptist Church and Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie Reuter of Bedford; and a grandson, Kyle Ollis of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy; and a brother, Coy Reuter.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lyle at www.daycarter.com.

Frederick D. Padgett

Jan. 24, 1954 — May 14, 2013

Fred, 59, of Bedford, had been a short-term resident of Meadowview Nursing Facility in Salem. He passed from this life Tuesday evening at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.

He was born in Bedford on Jan.24, 1954, the son on Harry and Lois (Sons) Padgett.

He attended Bedford High School.

He was a lifelong truck driver, but the driving job he was most proud of was driving his log trucks.

He is survived by his children, Mrs. Robert (Stormy) Prince of Bedford, Frederick (Mary) Padgett II of Loogootee, Jason (Ashtan) Bean of Williams, and Autumn (Evan Daugherty) Padgett of Paoli; nine grandchildren, Kaitlynn Baker, Mariah and McKenzie Prince, Chandler Padgett, Kaylee and Kristian Bean, Dalton and Abigail Barker and Piper Daugherty; one sister, Mrs. Lewis (Connie) Parker of Bedford; one nephew, Lewis Parker, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and one niece, Stephanie Parker of Indianapolis.

He is also survived by the mothers of his children, Mrs. Gene (Terry) Manning and LaRena Padgett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Virgil “Buck” and Rubie Sons and paternal grandparents, Edward Frederick and Rowena (Fortner-Flaherty) Padgett.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Lewis Parker officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguson-lee.com.

Josephine Thornton

Josephine “Jo” Thornton, 68, formerly of Bedford, died at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday at Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Louisville, Ky. Arrangements are pending at GC Williams Funeral Home Inc., 1935 W. Broadway, Louisville.

May 15, 2013

Lyle Reuter

Feb. 29, 1940 — May 14, 2013

Lyle Reuter, 73, Bedford, died at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the White River Lodge. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

May 14, 2013

Barton L. Webber

Oct. 11, 1937 — May 12, 2013

Barton L. Webber, 75, of Bedford died at 6:25 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born Oct. 11, 1937, in Washington, he was the son of Floyd and Violet (Ross) Webber. He married Linda Ashley on Feb. 25, 1984, and she survives.

He was retired from the Sherwin-Williams Co. after 20 years of service, and also a dedicated Realtor/broker for the Keach and Grove Agency.

He attended the First Church of the Nazarene, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Bart enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and working in his yard.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Webber of Bedford; five children, Kelley Woodworth and husband Austin of Lebanon, Kelley Jo Wendlandt and husband Greg of Gilroy, Calif., Grant L. Webber and wife Susan of Uvalde, Texas, Mark Webber and wife Kristie of Indianapolis, and Amber Branham and her husband Mike of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Clay, Mattie, Sabrina, Justin, Ashton, Allison, Mackenze, Alex, Tanner, Taylor, and Emilee; five sisters, Anna Hudson and husband William of Newburgh, Brenda Robertson and husband Dean of Indianapolis, Anita Kirchoff of Washington, Pam Fleck and husband Joe of Washington, and Kim Gaines and husband Sam of Washington; one brother, Larry Webber of Washington; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Shannon Rainey.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown and Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bart at www.daycarter.com.

Charles L. Cummings

Sept. 30, 1924 — May 13, 2013

Charles Leon Cummings, 88, of Bedford, died at 6:05 a.m. on Monday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Norman, he was the son of William L. and Hazel (Martin) Cummings. He married Nina New and she preceded him in death in 1999.

He was a self-employed trucker and farmer.

He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and a veteran of the Air Force serving during World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Alice Herr Harper and husband Alan of Naples, Fla., and Debra S. Baker of Bedford; a son, Barry L. Cummings and wife Michelle of Bedford; five grandchildren, Lance Baker, Christa Fulkerson and husband Brandon all of Bedford, Amanda Koshinski and husband Corey of St. Augustine, Fla., and Cody and Ryan Cummings of Bedford; three sisters, Essie Blackwell, Ruth Cummings and Shirley George; several nieces and nephews; several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, David (in infancy); three brothers, Carl, Harold and Joe Cummings; and two sisters, Catherine Ramsey and Thelma Stevens.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane and Pastor Neil Hartzell officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Charles at www.daycarter.com.

Jennifer Norman

Nov. 27, 1950 — May 13, 2013

Jennifer K. Norman, 62, of Bedford, died at 5:45 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Nov. 27, 1950, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ervin and Rita K. (Lantz) Norman.

She retired from Bloomington Hospital where she had worked in the housekeeping department.

Survivors include her mother, Rita K. Norman of Bedford; a daughter, Lisa M. Rainey and husband, Jack of Rockford, Ill.; a son, Ronnie Rainey of Bedford; two granddaughters, Kendall and Emily Rainey; a grandson, Harley B. Rainey; two brothers, Rick Norman and wife Debra and Randy Norman and wife Stacey, all of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ervin.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jennifer at www.daycarter.com.

Farrell Martin

Jan. 24, 1945 — May 11, 2013

Word has been received of the death of Farrell Martin, 68, of Omaha, Neb., who died Saturday at his residence.

He is the brother of Rick Martin of Bedford. A memorial service is pending.

William Cook

William “Bucky” Cook, 72, Paoli, died at 8:02 p.m. Monday at Paoli Health and Living Community. Arrangements are pending at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli.

May 13, 2013

Zelbert B. Hawkins

April 28, 1930 — May 11, 2013

Zelbert B. “Zeb” Hawkins, 83, of Bedford died at 6:55 a.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born April 28, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Zelbert B. and Helen (Dalton) Hawkins. He married Gloria G. Reuter on March 8, 1950 and she survives.

He served as Lawrence County Deputy Sheriff in the fifties, Lawrence County Assessor in the sixties then was an insurance agent for Farm Bureau for 19 years retiring in 1990.

He was a very active member and elder of the Dive Christian Church, an associate member of Stone City Lodge FOP No. 94, a former member of the Bedford Exchange Club, and WBCCI Airstream.

Survivors include his wife Gloria of Bedford; three children, Jerry Hawkins of Bedford, Debbie Maze and husband Jon of Bedford, and Randy Hawkins and wife Emily of Bedford; six grandchildren, Missy Brown and husband Stacey of Bedford, Mindy Bugh of Oolitic, Justin Pogue and wife Michelle of Newburgh, Marci Bennett and husband Bryce of Bedford, Heath Hawkins of Louisville, Ky. and Sarah Peters and husband Curt of Vallonia; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan Snow, Taylor Brown, Clayton Brown, Dalton Brown, Brynlea Bennett, Kaedyn Bennett and Ella Pogue; two sisters, Lois Hardwick and husband Robert of Bloomington, and Joanna Williams and husband Kenneth of Williams; one brother-in-law, Doug Kidwell of Brownstown, and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Hawkins of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Ann Hawkins; two brothers, George Hawkins and wife Betty and Mike Hawkins; and one sister, Mary Kidwell. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson and Matt Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Dive Christian Church.

Pallbearers are: Justin Pogue, Heath Hawkins, Jordan Snow, Taylor, Clayton and Dalton Brown. Honorary pallbearers are: Dive Christian Church elders and deacons.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive Christian Church Preschool or the church building fund.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Zeb at www.daycarter.com.

Margie E. Meadows

March 29, 1935 — May 11, 2013

Margie Ellen (Prince) “Granny” Meadows, 78 of Bloomington, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening. Her sister/best friend and caregiver (Rita Prince) was by her side along with many other family members.

She was born March 29, 1935, in Monroe County, to Opal H. and Vannie (Hillenburg) Prince. Margie married Jerry Lee Meadows on Dec. 23, 1972.

Margie attended Smithville High School and she worked for RCA, Sarkes-Tarzian in the Tuner Division, Columbia House and Highland Village Laundromat.

She is survived by her children, Pamey R. (Tracy) Holland of Jacksonville, Fla., Karen L. Chestnut of Bloomington, and Trish A. (Troy) Deckard of Orleans; grandchildren, Loree M. (Chris) Hussey of Jacksonville, Fla.,, Tracey Rose Holland (Chris Clemons) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Courtney L. Chestnut (Joey McGlothin) of Springville, Whitney L. (Phil) Tolliver of Harrodsburg, Brandi A. Chestnut of Bloomington, Tyler L. Stacey (Kendra) of Frankfort, Ky.,, Spec. Holli M. Deckard of Fort Riley, Kan., and Hayley N. Deckard of Orleans; great-grandchildren, Ethan Hussey and Gavin Hussey of Jacksonville, Fla., Carter Clemons of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Lexie McGlothin, Brenden McGlothin and Brilee McGlothin of Springville, C.J. Rogers, Skylar Rogers of Frankfort, Ky.; and Josh Kappleman of Texas; brothers, Gene (Elsie) Prince of Heltonville, Hanford Prince of Springville and Deward Prince of Springville; sisters, Rita Prince of Bloomington, Susie (Jimmie) Jones of Bedford, Fay Phillips of Heltonville and Kay (Roger) Olsen of Bloomington.

Margie was preceded in death her parents, stepmother, Deloris Prince; her husband, Jerry who passed away Dec. 16, 2008; and three brothers, Marion Joseph, Wendell, and Robert Leroy.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, with visitation from 4-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to IU Health Hospice House.

A special thanks to Dr. Jackie Joyce and all the staff at Hospice House for their excellent care.

Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Betty L. Woodward

Nov. 3, 1925 — May 11, 2013

Betty L. Woodward, 87, of Ellettsville, formerly of Bedford, died at 1:10 a.m. on Saturday at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center.

Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Walter and Pauline (Lambrecht) Woodward.

She retired as vice-president for the Bedford Misc. Iron & Steel Co., where she had been employed for 25 years. She was the owner of the Westwind Hallmark House Gift Shop for six years.

She was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include two brothers, James H. Woodward of Germantown, Ohio and Ray E. Woodward of Bloomington; one niece, Vicki Woodward of Bloomington; four nephews, the Rev. Tim Woodward of Germantown Ohio, Dan Woodward of Bedford, David Woodward of Murango, Ohio and Curt Woodward of Hudson, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service will be at noon on Tuesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Tim Woodward officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Burton E. Riggs

Aug. 29, 1933 — May 11, 2013

Burton E. Riggs, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Bloomington, IN. Burton was born in Bloomington August 29, 1933, and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Bloomington High School. While in school he was a radio announcer at the local radio station, WTTS, on South Walnut across from the old Bloomington High School. For many years he operated the Riggs Real Estate Agency and also was an auctioneer. He worked as an accountant for the local General Electric Company, retiring from there.

The main focus of his career was to teach ones in the community the Bible’s hope for the future. He was very active in this work as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Burton is survived by Barbara, his wife of 51 years. Also one sister, Martha of Pomona, CA, one sister-in-law, Margaret Kern of Bedford IN, as well as many nieces and nephews, and his extended family, too many to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bessie Riggs; brothers Jim, Bill and Henry; and sisters Nina, Velma, Betty and Lucy.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, is handling the arrangements. There will not be a visitation. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

A memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1201 W. Tapp Road, Bloomington IN.

We have lost a dear friend, faithful brother, and husband.

In lieu of floral arrangements, the family suggests Memorial contributions may be sent to Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1201 W. Tapp Road, Bloomington IN 47403.

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

Lois Wray Turner

Sept. 7, 1915 — Dec. 12, 2012

Lois Wray Turner, 97, formerly of Bedford, died on Dec. 12, 2012, in Tamarac, Fla. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. May 15, at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Barton L. Webber

Oct. 11, 1937 — May 12, 2013

Barton L. Webber, 75, Bedford died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Jennifer Norman

Jennifer Norman, 62, Bedford, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Charles L. Cummings

Charles L. Cummings, 88, Bedford, died at 5:57 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 12, 2013

William W. Chapman Jr.

Dec. 21, 1938 — May 11, 2013

William W. Chapman Jr., 74, of Bedford, passed away at his residence at 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Born on December 21, 1938, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of William Wayne and Esther (Woodward) Chapman.

He married Portia Allen on June 21, 1959, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1957. He was affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a steel engineer/fabricator with Standish Steel, retiring in 2000. He was an avid race car builder and mechanic. He was a hot rod builder and loved NASCAR and Indiana University basketball.

Surviving are his wife, Portia Chapman, of Bedford; two sons, Dusty (Jamie) Chapman, Bedford, and Cully Chapman, Ohio; two daughters, Misty (Robert) Cummings, Oolitic, and Wendy (Harold) Keller, Bedford; four grandchildren, Byron Shelton, Anna Cummings, Abby Keller and Brandon Keller; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Colton Shelton-Vincent; one great-great-grandchild, Raylan Vincent; and one sister, Vivian Pace, Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandchild, Misti Fitzgerald.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Stephen DeLong officiating.

Friends may call on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

James ‘Jim’ Harrison Harper

Nov. 13, 1934 — May 10, 2013

James “Jim” Harrison Harper, 78, of Solsberry, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday evening, May 10, 2013, at the IU Health Hospice, surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born November 13, 1934, in Monroe County, and was the son of William and Hazel (Sparks) Harper. He was a member of the National Guard, and had worked as a meat cutter for many years at the Standard Grocery, and retired from Rogers Group as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of IUOE Local 841, and was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church. Jim was an avid Jeff Gordon fan, loved to collect old cars, loved his trucks and more than anything loved the time he was able to spend with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Phyllis (Mobley) Harper of Solsberry; five children, Melodie Mercurio (Joe) of Solsberry, James Harrison Harper Jr. (Renee) of Bloomfield, Harmonie Roth (Larry) of Spencer, Cinthanie Stone (Mike) of Judah and Kimberlie Ray of Solsberry. Also surviving is one sister, Shirley Willis (Kenny) of Judah; seven grandchildren, James Curtis Harper, Krissey Strahle, Joseph Mercurio III, Brittany Greene, Lee Ryan Morgan, Tiffani Stone and Chelcee Ray; and six great-grandchildren, Khloe Strahle, Kylis Strahle, Lucas Harper, Max Harper, Parker Greene and Morgan Greene, who is due on June 11th.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sandy Ramage; brothers, Bill Harper and Danny Harper.

Services will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Grace Baptist Temple, 2320 N. Smith Pike, Bloomington. Brother Courtney Merchant will officiate the service.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until service time at the church.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements and condolences to the family may be made at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

Zelbert B. Hawkins

Zelbert B. Hawkins, 83, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending with Day & Carter Mortuary.

Betty L Woodward

Betty L Woodward, 87, of Ellettsville, died Saturday. Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be noon Tuesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

May 11, 2013

Monte K. Chastain

Feb. 12, 1937—May 6, 2013

Monte Chastain, 76, of Bloomington, passed away Monday following a brief illness.

Monte was born to Bill and Lovia Chastain in Bedford and they preceded him in death. He lived much of his life in Bedford and was a graduate of Bedford High School in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army.

Monte worked at the Times-Mail while living in Bedford and pursued a print management career in commercial printing while living in Michigan.

Monte is survived by his wife, Ricki; and two sons, Troy (wife Jeanice) and Christopher (fiancé Anna); two nieces, Denise Redman and Jane Chastain; and two nephews, Chris Chastain and Patrick Chastain.

A brother preceded him in death.

There will be no visitation or services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

May 10, 2013

Martha L. Elliott

March 12, 1926 — May 7, 2013

Mary Louise Elliott, 87, Paoli, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

May 09, 2013

Janet Kay Dodds

Oct. 7, 1941 — May 7, 2013

Janet Kay Dodds, 71 of Bedford, died at noon on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Oct. 7, 1941, she was the daughter of James W. and Bessie P. (Payton) Hatfield. She married David Lynn Dodds in 1962 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2011.

She was a waitress at Three Pigs Restaurant for 39 years and at Rusty’s for 12 years. She was of the Christian faith and outgoing, friendly and very giving to others.

She was a true legend, one of a kind and always greeted people with a smile (and a meal).

Survivors include her children, Jerry Dodds and wife Beth, Dianna Voorhies and husband Dan, David L. Dodds and wife Shelley, Mary Elizabeth Dodds, Jennifer Dodds, Tadd Hedrick and Tucker Hedrick; a daughter-in-law, Cari Dodds; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Johnson and Lahoma Owen and husband Russell; a sister-in-law, Debbie Blatz and husband Doug; several nieces, nephews; and a group of close family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Dennis Allen Dodds; a brother, James D. Hatfield; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Lee Dodds.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in the Payton Family Cemetery in Paoli.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, May 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Janet at www.daycarter.com.

James M. Beasley

March 23, 1947 — April 23, 2013

James Michael Beasley, 66, of Mitchell, passed away at 8:16 p.m. on April 23, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 23, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Theodore “Ted” and Jewell (Humphreys) Beasley. He married Teresa Fleenor July 7, 2000.

Jim had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa “T.J.” Beasley of Mitchell; son, Corey Beasley of Avoca; son, Matthew Beasley of Colorado; daughter, Morgan Wilcoxen of French Lick; stepson, Jeremy Jackson of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sister, Sharon Mitchell of Bedford; and eight grandchildren.

His parents and brother, David Matlock, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

A celebration of life service will follow at American Legion Post No. 250.

Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250.

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

Russell Gilstrap

July 3, 1963 — May 5, 2013

Russell D. Gilstrap, 49, Pocahontas, Va., died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

Delmar D. Boyd Jr.

Oct. 9, 1935 — May 1, 2013

Delmar David Boyd Jr., 77, Georgetown, Texas and formerly of Bedford, died May 1. He was a 1953 graduate of Bedford High School. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Texas. The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Georgetown, Texas is in charge of the arrangements.

May 08, 2013

Howard A. Kopp

Jan. 28, 1928 — May 6, 2013

Howard A. Kopp, 85, of Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Jan. 28, 1928 in Bedford, he was the son of Alva E. Kopp and Clara E. (Bauer) Kopp. He married Susan Ellen Piper on April 24, 1954; she died Aug. 16, 2005.

He was a lifelong employee of the Bedford (Thompson) Dairy Co. of Bedford and Seymour, working over 40 years and retiring in 1990.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; veteran, U.S. Army, of the Korean War; member of the former Bedford Jaycees; and member of Stone City Lodge F.O.P. No. 94, Bedford.

Many will remember Howard as a fan of anything associated with his beloved University of Notre Dame, especially football.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen H. Kopp of Bedford, and Gregory N. Kopp of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Mary Ellen (Steve) Graf of Bedford, and Catherine Ann (Mike) Young of Fountaintown; four grandchildren, Warren W. O’Connell of Indianapolis, Elizabeth (Jason) Russell of Shelbyville, and Patricia A. Graf and Rachel M. Graf, both of Bedford; one great-grandson, Jason Russell Jr.; one sister, Kathleen (John) Freeman of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue; two sons, Joseph Michael in 1961 and Brent Edward in 1964; one sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Holley; and five brothers, Louis “Pete” Kopp, Warren Kopp, James Kopp, Kenneth Kopp and Roger Kopp.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Bedford.

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

Janet Dodds

Janet Dodds, 71, Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 07, 2013

Robert W. Henry

Jan. 24, 1926 — May 6, 2013

Robert W. “Bob” Henry, 87, of 3008 Shawnee Dr. (Bliss House), Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Monday in Bedford.

He was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Detroit, Mich. He married Mary Jane Thompson in 1947 and she preceded him in death in 2005.

He was a world champion hair stylist from the early 1950s through the mid 1980s winning several world championships in New York and Chicago. He and his wife, Mary Jane started the Jack Lowther Little League in 1951, one of the first Jr. football leagues in Detroit. Bob was also a color commentator with Al Walker and John Williams for the Bedford Stonecutters in the 1960s and BNL in the early 1970s. He then joined Prudential Insurance Co. and retired in the mid 1990s.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, B.P.O. Elks Lodge and Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM. He was a former board member of the Bedford Parks and Recreation Dept. and Bedford Dance Club. He was an avid golfer and had been active with the Otis Park Men’s Club.

He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include two sons, Dain Henry of Bedford and Doak Henry of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Doak M Henry and Heather L. Henry both of Bloomington, and Randi Rashelle Henry of Indianapolis; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Jayne Henry of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bob at www.daycarter.com.

Richard E. Chase

Feb. 8, 1931 — May 5, 2013

The Rev. Richard E. Chase, age 82, of Bedford, passed away Sunday.

Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Bedford, he was the son of Maurice and Catherine (Hamilton) Chase. He married Rhoda L. Kline on Dec. 15, 1950, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1949. He was a minister and farmer.

Richard grew up attending Erie Methodist Church until he was called into the ministry. He retired as the pastor of Heltonville and Leesville Methodist Churches, where he had pastored several years.

Surviving are his wife, Rhoda L. Kline Chase of Bedford; one daughter, Karen (John) Van Til of St. John; two sons, Alan (Karen) Chase and David (Carolyn) Chase, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Jamie Zendian, Megan (Rick) VanderPloeg, Kyle (Kyle) Chase, Kory (Jamie) Chase, Kip (Nicole) Chase, Kevin (Megan) Chase, Christian Chase and Charity Chase; great-grandchildren, Kannon and Konner Chase, Jack and Andrew Chase and Kenton and Marlee Chase; one brother, Robert Chase; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Catherine Chase; two brothers, John and Joe Chase; and one son, Daniel Scott Chase.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial will be in Erie Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Nola Miller

Nov. 3, 1919 — May 5, 2013

Nola Miller, 93, Mitchell, passed away at 4:16 a.m. Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Nov. 3, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles A. and Sarah (Beavers) King.

Nola had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and was last employed at Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Surviving are sons, Morris A. Barlow of Rensselaer and Freddy S. Miller of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; brothers, Ralph King, Hillard King, and Odis King; and sisters, Josephine King, Ruth Sorrells, Grace Massey, Cecile Grissom, Bessie Chapman, Delphia Kinder, and Euphia Doane, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Allen Burris officiating.

There is no scheduled visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Howard A. Kopp

Howard A. Kopp, 85, Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. Monday at Garden Villa, Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

May 06, 2013

Ricky W. Merry

Nov. 19, 1958 — May 2, 2013

Ricky W. Merry, 54, passed away Thursday at his residence.

Born Nov. 19, 1958, in Bedford, he was the son of Frank and Mildred (Ball) Merry.

He had been employed at Architectural Stone Sales and was a 1977 graduate of Mitchell High School. Ricky had a big heart and loved his family. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, landscaping, Martial Arts, volleyball, and softball.

Surviving is a son, Rickie W. Merry Jr., of Orleans; daughters, Rachel (Kelly) Duncan of Bedford and Destiny Southworth, Avon Park, Fla.; his mother, Mildred (Larry) Henderson of Mitchell; his father, Frank (Gayla) Merry of Orleans; sisters, Pam (Robert) Bex of Mitchell, Debbie (Kurt) Hutchinson of Bedford, Connie Wilson of Mitchell and Carol (Gordon) Phillips of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Aaron Poole officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Gregory Miller

Feb. 18, 1964 — May 2, 2013

Gregory K. Miller, 49, of Bedford, died Thursday. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Richard Chase

The Rev. Richard E. Chase, 82, Bedford, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Nola Miller

Nola Miller, 93, Mitchell, died Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 05, 2013

Gregory K. Miller

Feb. 18, 1964 — May 2, 2013

Gregory K. Miller, 49, of Bedford, died Thursday.

Born February 18, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Larry and Carole Miller.

Greg was an avid Colts, Reds, Pacers and IU basketball fan, but his greatest passion was racing. Growing up at the race track every weekend with his father, family and friends, he then went on to build his own stock car that he enjoyed racing at Bloomington and Brownstown. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

He was a graduate of BNL with the class of 1982 and a graduate of Ivy Tech in 1984.

Surviving him: daughter, Haley Miller of Tucson, Arizona; his mother, Carole Miller of Oolitic; sisters, Debbie Elkins and husband, Mike, of Houston, TX, Sheryl Quintana of Bedford; brother, Keith Miller and wife Kim of Baytown, TX; many nieces and nephews, Lori Miller Emmons (Michael), Daniel Quintana, Melissa Quintana, Jessica Miller, Jennifer Miller and Rebecca Miller; great-nieces and nephews, Cody and Ellie Emmons, Andrea Miller and Hunter Coyle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Miller; grandparents, Daniel and Norma (Reynolds) Jenkins, and Leonard and Nellie (Rogers) Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 6, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, May 7, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Greg at www.daycarter.com.

Carol R. (Williams) Atchison

Dec. 20, 1934 — April 30, 2013

Carol R. (Williams) Atchison, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

She was born on Sunday, December 20, 1934, in Bedford, Indiana, to the late William Lester and Wilma Ellen (Lane) Williams.

Carol is survived by one son, Mark Atchison of Bedford; and a sister, Gayla Pickford of California.

The family wants to thank the staff at Johnson Christian Village and Southern Care Hospice for their care and compassion in her final days.

Ricky W. Merry

Ricky W. Merry, 54, of Mitchell died Thursday. Calling will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

May 04, 2013

Cameron T. Quillen

July 26, 2007—May 2, 2013

Cameron Thomas Quillen, 5, of Bedford, died at 3 a.m. on Thursday, at his residence.

Born July 26, 2007, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Jessica Quillen.

Cameron attended Apostolic Faith Assembly Church and attended school at Parkview Preschool and Englewood Elementary School.

Surviving are his mother, Jessica Quillen of Bedford; maternal grandparents, Jesse and Judy Quillen of Amelia, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents, Wilma Tincher of Bedford, Marvin and Helen Quillen of Bedford and Karen Cox of West Virginia; one uncle, Nathan Quillen of Amelia, Ohio; one aunt, Abby Quillen of Amelia, Ohio; several great-uncles and great-aunts.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Mona Quillen; maternal great-grandfather, Jerry Tincher and maternal great-aunt and great-uncle, Phillip and Tina Meadows.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Barbara M. Waltz

March 13, 1939—May 2, 2013

Barbara Merry Hagemier Waltz, 74, Columbus, passed away peacefully with family by her side at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at her beloved lake-front home.

Born March 13, 1939, in Mitchell, Barbara was the daughter of Orland R. and Josephine D. (Hicks) Merry. She married Paul Waltz July 26, 1989.

Barbara’s life was blessed with abundant friendships, exciting adventures, a loving devoted family and bountiful success.

She graduated in 1957 from Huron High School. It was during her senior trip to Washington, D.C., she discovered a love of travel and adventure she would enjoy her entire life. Barbara was independent, multitalented and hardworking. She was not afraid of new or difficult challenges. As a young woman she balanced her career as a butcher at Fritchie’s Country Market with the demands of motherhood. One of her favorite joys as a parent was attending her children’s many sports and tournament games. Barbara was always curious and never limited by traditional roles; she would later become a founding partner in D&D Pallet Corporation. She journeyed many paths and was open to new experiences. Always eager to learn, she mastered many skills including auto sales, dog grooming and landscaping. She is said to have baked the best apple dumplings in the world.

Barbara was eager to be involved in lives of those she loved and was instrumental in helping many family and friends achieve their dreams in education, business and life. Barbara was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Columbus. She never really retired and was a volunteer at Columbus Regional Hospital for many years. She remained a valuable resource and inspiration to many. Through her encouragement and support, many friends, family, and especially her children found professional success.

One of her greatest joys in life was traveling with her family, discovering new places and sharing time with her grandchildren. Barbara will always be remembered for her courage, joy for life and endless energy. She will be dearly missed.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Norman; and sister, Imogene.

She is survived by her loving husband Paul Waltz; and her three children, Terry Hagemier (Penny) of Hope, Kris Rose (Dennis) of Columbus, and Tami Hagemier (Chris Lanthier) of Madison; her two grandchildren, Tanner Hagemier (Courtney) of Hope and Nichole Rose (fiancée Eric Freeman) of New Albany. Brothers and sisters surviving include; Eugene Merry (Rosie) of Mitchell, Frances Merry (Gayla) of Orleans, Donald Merry of Bedford, Shirley Smith Tujunga of California, Doris Flath of Bloomfield, Darlene Sullivan (Gary) of Mitchell and Kathy Wineinger of French Lick. Barbara is also survived by several wonderful stepchildren, Paul Jr. Waltz (Terri), Patty Smith (Adrian), and Steve Waltz; and four stepgrandchildren, Ashton and Zachery Smith and Chris and Amanda Waltz. Also numerous adored nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral services are with Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus. Family and friends may visit from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday. The Rev. Bryan Solomon will officiate a celebration of Barbara’s life at 1 p.m. Monday. Her final resting place will be Resthaven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 1p.m. Sunday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com.

Larry C. Ramey

June 11, 1938—May 2, 2013

Larry C. Ramey, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday.

He was born June 11, 1938, in Mitchell. He was the son of Clayton and Evangeline Ramey.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1956 where he played football, basketball and baseball. He went one year to Vanderbilt University, where he was the outstanding freshman basketball player for the Commodores.

Wanting to play for Tony Hinkle, he transferred to Butler, graduating in 1961. He got his master’s degree and superintendent’s license at Butler in 1963. Also, at Butler, he played in the NIT at Madison Square Garden.

After graduation, Larry became assistant basketball coach at Mooresville High School. He was the head coach from 1963-1971, where he led the Pioneers to their first sectional win in 30 years. During his tenure as an educator, he was athletic director and assistant principal at Indian Creek High School and principal at Monrovia High School. After retiring from education, he was estimator and project manager for Perry Acoustics in Mooresville.

Some of the honors he received during his lifetime were: Butler’s Hilton U. Brown Award; Mid-State Coach of the Year, Mooresvillian of the Year; and the Mooresville High School Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Janet; his children, DeeAnn Ramey (husband Donald), Jana Ramey (husband Todd), and Kevin Ramey (wife Jennifer); grandchildren include, Max, Alexandra, Taylor and Dixon. Larry is also survived by his sister, Joan Fletcher and husband David.

Friends and family are invited to commemorate his life from 4-8 p.m. Monday in the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Home, Mooresville.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in the Mitchell Cemetery at Mitchell.

Visit www.carlislebranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

Ed O. Phillips

Dec. 30, 1964—May 2, 2013

Ed O. Phillips, 49, Silverville, died Thursday at his residence. Memorial service will be from 1-3 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation was chosen.

James A. Morron

James A. Morron, 50, Oolitic, died April 23 at his residence. Cremation with no services were chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ricky W. Merry

Ricky W. Merry, 54, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 03, 2013

Gordon J. Wright

March 10, 1959 — April 30, 2013

The Lord is My Light.

Gordon J. Wright, born March 10, 1959, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 30, 2013.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; sons, Levi and Isaac Wright; brothers, Terry and James Wright; sisters, Patricia Wright and Delinda Hambrick; nephews and nieces, his mother-in-law, Barbara Murphy; and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.

Gordon was a logger. He loved his family and friends. He was a wood and leather craftsman and a true outdoorsman.

Gordon had two church families; Legacy Life Church of Salem and Apostolic Faith Assembly of Bedford.

There will be a Celebration of Life service with a meal following at Apostolic Faith Assembly at 2 p.m. on May 11. Everyone is welcome.

Donations may be made to Legacy Life Church of Salem or Apostolic Faith Assembly in lieu of flowers.

Betty A. Reynolds

Feb. 27, 1934 — May 1, 2013

Betty Alice Reynolds, 79, Mitchell, went to be with her Lord at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 27, 1934, in Malden, Mass., she was the daughter of Harry C. and Alice C. (Wing) Wood. She married Billy A. Reynolds May 28, 1958, and he preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1998.

Betty was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954.

Surviving are brothers, David Wood and James Wood, both of Mitchell.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation with Pastor Matt Moore and Pastor Kelly Carson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Charles C. Murphy Sr.

April 26, 1941 — April 30, 2013

Elder Charles Carl Murphy Sr., 72, Munster, died Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lost River Primitive Baptist Church, Campbellsburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell and from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Cameron Quillen

Cameron Quillen, age 5, died at his residence in Bedford Thursday morning. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

May 02, 2013

Maurice M. Moody

Nov. 14, 1934 — May 1, 2013

Maurice M. Moody, 78 of Springville, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1934, in McCordsville to Garnet and Elva (Gordon) Moody; He was married Sonnie Simmons on June 5, 1955, at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford by the Rev. Elmer Riggs.

Maurice retired in 1987 from General Motors, Delco Remy in Kokomo, he was a tool and die maker.

He was a member of the Shriner’s, and Masonic Lodge, he participated many years with the Shriner’s Mini-T’s.

He was an avid fisherman and all around wonderful guy.

Survivors include his wife, Sonnie Moody of Springville; three children, Cindy (Dennis) Graves of Utica, Mich., Rick (Mary) Moody of Washington, and Tamara Eaker of Washington; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gale (Jeannie) Moody and Danny (Wanda) Moody.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dale Edwin Moody.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be given at 7 p.m. by Oolitic Patriot Lodge No. 750.

Sandra K. Shoopman

March 18, 1965 — April 30, 2013

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Shoopman, 48, Mitchell, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Born March 18, 1965, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert Junior “Bud” and Patricia Joan (Watson) George. She married William L. Shoopman Nov. 26, 1988.

Sandy had been employed at Mitchell Manor and Dairy Queen.

She enjoyed cooking and was a member of the Iron Order M.C. 357 Crew as a maiden.

Surviving are her husband, William L. Shoopman of Mitchell; daughters, Kara Dawn Melton Jenkins and husband Stephen of Clarksville, Tenn., and Krystal Renee Chapman and husband J.R. of Mitchell; grandchildren, William Scott Jenkins, Aubrey Renee Martin, and Olivia Raine Chapman; sister, Tammie Jo Bennett of Bedford; and brother, Robert Anthony George of Mitchell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation.

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

Cremation was chosen.

Betty A. Reynolds

Betty A. Reynolds, 79, Mitchell, died at 1:38 p.m. on Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation.

May 01, 2013

Earl J. O’Neal

April 28, 1927 — April 29, 2013

Earl J. O’Neal, 86, Bedford, passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Monday at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Earl was born in Orange County, Indiana on April 28, 1927, to William Harvey and Roberta (Mulvaney) O’Neal. He married Helen Marie McBride on Dec. 25, 1953, and she survives.

He had previously been employed with Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell.

He was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church and was a military veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Helen O’Neal of Bedford; son, Charles William O’Neal of Spencer; daughters, Debra Jean Woods of Petersburg and Jane Ann O’Neal of West Baden Springs; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Wayne Wentworth; brothers, Virgil O. and James O’Neal; a sister, Louisiana Denton and a grandson.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. held Friday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, Orleans, with the Rev. Jacquelin Munson officiating. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military graveside rites accorded by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.

Maurice Moody

Maurice Moody, 78, Bedford, died today. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Sandra Shoopman

Sandra Shoopman, 48, died Monday morning at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation.

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