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Obituaries — May 2017

May 31, 2017

Erma Mae Lowery-Dye

Sept. 16, 1942 — May 26, 2017

Erma Mae (Schulenburg) Lowery-Dye, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Tipton, she was the daughter of Howard John George and Helen Rose (Huffmeyer) Schulenburg.

She married John Lowery on June 6, 1966, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1986. She married Bart Dye, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2013.

She was a graduate of Tipton High School, Class of 1960. She attended Valparaiso University, then Indiana State University where she earned her Master’s Degree.

Erma worked at North Lawrence Community Schools, where she retired after 33 years. She had previously worked at Mitchell Schools.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was also a member of the local card club.

Surviving are two children, Kara (Ty) Mathews and Nathan (Sara) Lowery; six grandchildren, Keagan, Kyndall and Knox Mathews, Sarah and John Lowery and Gabriel Dixon; two brothers, Herman (Lisa) Schulenburg and Delbert (Cathy) Schulenburg; nieces and nephews, Chad (Jeryl), Dwayne, Katy, Callie and Scott Schulenburg; stepsons, John Richard Dye and Bret Dye; and stepgrandchildren, Gabrielle, Danielle and Michaili Dye.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John, husband, Bart; and brother, Elbert.

Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, with Pastor Gary Zakian officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation, In Memory of John W. and Erma M. Lowery.

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

Larry S. Shaver

March 14, 1943 — May 29, 2017

Larry S. Shaver, 74, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Born March 14, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of James E. and Rachael H. (Houston) Shaver. He married Carolyn (Lone) Shaver on July 27, 1974, and she survives.

He graduated in 1961 from Bedford High School, studied at Indiana University and the University of Virginia, and graduated from the 118th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. A Vietnam-era veteran, he served in the communications intelligence branch of the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966, including Foreign Service in Japan. He was a life member of Gillen Post No. 33 of the American Legion, where he served two terms as commander and was a life member and past president of Stone City Lodge No. 94 of the Fraternal Order of Police.

He retired from the Bedford Police Department in 1987 after a 21-year career where he served as patrolman, sergeant, lieutenant, detective captain, assistant to the police chief, and chief of detectives. He retired in 2013 following a 25-year career with Indiana University where he served as the associate director of risk management.

Larry was concluding his four-year term as a member of the Board of Grand Trustees of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, which he was installed at during the 149th Grand Lodge National Convention in July 2013. With a national membership of approximately 900,000 Elks, there are only eight Grand Trustees, one from each of the eight geographical areas of the national Elks organization. Initiated in 1967 as a member of Bedford Elks Lodge No. 826, Larry completed over 50 continuous years of Elks membership including serving as State President in 2004-2005. In 2014, he was named both a Sagamore of the Wabash and a Kentucky Colonel by the Indiana and Kentucky Governor’s respectively.

In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by daughter, Diane (Boyd) Utz and her husband Randy; son, Steve Adams and David Sipes; grandsons, Riley Grauer, Alex Adams, Logan Utz, and Avery Adams; nieces Teresa Sulenos and Beth Sullivan-Jawitz and her husband Jay; and great-nephew Ryan Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James H. Shaver.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider a memorial contribution to the White River Humane Society in Bedford or the Elks National Foundation (elks.org/enf).

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

Janice Ann Roberts-Brown

July 3, 1936 — May 30, 2017

Janice Ann (Blackwell) Roberts-Brown, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 3, 1936, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Mabel (Blackwell) Samuelson. She married Junior Roberts, and he preceded her in death in 1989. She married Earl R. Brown on July 4, 1996, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School, Class of 1954.

Janice was a longtime member of Old Union Christian Church. She attended First Baptist Church, Seymour.

Surviving are her husband, Earl; children, Cathy (Steve) Mosier, Michael (Zirita) Roberts and Darren (Pamela) Roberts; stepchildren, Pam (Ernie) Coryea and Bob (Janet) Brown; grandchildren, Corey (Ashley) Mosier, Carly Grounds and Carri Harper; stepgrandchildren, Melanie (Darin) Poole, Mike (Mileana) Coryea, Jeff (Jen) Brown, Joi Troyer, Robin (Marti) Wambach and Renee (Peter) Shadday; great-grandchildren, Allison and Hudson Mosier, Lexi and Bristol Grounds and Austin and Allie Harper; step-great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jacob Poole, Taylor and Sydney Coryea, Jayden Journee, Olivia Brown, Levi Troyer, Mattie, Grace and Richard Wambach and Simon and Floriane Shadday; brother, Bill Samuelson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Junior Roberts; stepson, Richard Brown; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Corey Mosier and Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

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

Ruth Margaret (Cummings) Walls

April 9, 1927 — May 25, 2017

Ruth Margaret Walls, 90, of Terre Haute, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, in St. Vincent Specialty Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1927, in Bedford, to Ray Cummings and Hattie Mae Bunch Cummings.

Survivors include her children, David Ray Walls and his wife Brenda, Peggy Winters and her husband Les, Bill Walls and Betty Harris and her husband Steve, all of Terre Haute; brother, Donald Cummings and his wife Vi, who was like a sister and a best friend, of Bedford; sister, Judy Scruggs of Arizona; grandchildren, James David Walls, Curt Harper and his wife Dawn, Tim Winters and his wife Julie, Brye Winters and his wife Kari, Michelle Kemp and her husband Nate, Sherri Fernander, Ray Travioli and Amy Harris; granddaughter-in-law, Amy Beth Walls, great-grandchildren, Benjamin Patrick Walls, Elizabeth Grace Walls, Zachariah Harper, Isaac Harper, Lauralie Harper, Jacob Winters, Allison Winters, Kameron Winters, Mason Winters, Jenna Louise Kemp, Leah Frances Kemp and Kasen “Pee Wee” Kemp; and her extended Bedford family.

She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Rolla Walls; her parents; grandson, William Phillip Walls; great-granddaughter, Miranda Harper; brother, Roy Cummings; and sister, Carolyn Sue Cummings.

Margaret loved monkeys, playing cards, music and eating at Cracker Barrel where she could see Maggie. She loved to sit on her porch and look at the red knock out roses.

Margaret was a great wife, mother, and granny.

Per her request, private family services were Tuesday. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park. Funeral information may also be found at www.callahanandhughes.com.

In lieu of flowers, please do an act of kindness in her name.

Arrangements were under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, Terre Haute.

John Richard Kasprzycki

John Richard Kasprzycki, 69, Bedford, died May 13. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. memorial service on Friday at the Stanislaus Catholic Church in Jackson, Mich. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Richard E. Vaught

Richard E. “Dick” Vaught, 87, Martinsville, died Friday. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Costin Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. June 2 at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel.

May 30, 2017

Nanna Lea (Eldridge) Poole

Dec. 16, 1930 — May 28, 2017

Nanna L. Poole, 86, of Bedford, died Sunday at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 16, 1930, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Green Eldridge and Bessie Campbell. She married Clarence Poole on May 10, 1972, and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2009.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Nanna enjoyed sewing, gardening, dancing, and fishing, and was a wonderful cook. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include her children, Renee Quinn of Bedford, Ronnie Prince and his wife Jennie of Tavares, Fla., and Larry Prince of Rising Sun; stepchildren, Greg Poole, Steve Poole and Suzanne Walker; 15 grandchildren, Frankie, Jeffrey, Shawna, Larry Jr., Leah, Terri, Michelle, Randy, Kimmy, Ronnie Jr., Brandon, Twila, Jody, Molly and Jacob; several great-grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren, Jennifer, Lindsay, Bethany, Adrian, Darren, Julie, Patrick, Michelle, Mindy, Leisha, and Kelly; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Prince; and a son-in-law, Jim Staley and companion, Jim Baldwin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clarence; a daughter, Glenda Staley; a son, O. Wayne Prince, and a granddaughter, Annie Rose Sowders.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery.

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

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

Oweedah ‘Sissy’ (Sowders) Butcher

Feb. 11, 1924 — May 27, 2017

Oweedah “Sissy” Butcher, 93, of Bedford, died at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

Born Feb. 11, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Orville and Pearl (Arthur) Sowders. She married Elmer D. Butcher and he died January of 1976.

Sissy retired after 35 years at General Motors. She was a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church and a member of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeannie Calvert of Bedford; sons, Roger Butcher, Ricky Butcher and Tim (Kelly) Butcher, all of Bedford; 10 grandkids; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Thelma Prince of Bloomington and Sue Judah of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Wayne Sowders, Lloyd Sowders and Bob Sowders; and long-time companion, Marvin Miller.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. Bill Johnson and Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Larry S. Shaver

Larry S. Shaver, 74, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 29, 2017

Gale Edward “Bunk” Moody

Nov. 28, 1939 — May 27, 2017

Gale Edward “Bunk” Moody, 77, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his residence.

Born Nov. 28, 1939, in Anderson, he was the son of Garnet Floyd and Elva Marian (Gordon) Moody. He married Nora Jean McGinnis July 9, 1980.

Gale had been employed in the meat department at Kroger and Jay-C, retired from Ford, and then worked in security at Spring Mill State Park.

He graduated in 1957 from Oolitic High School and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Gale was a member of the American Patriot Lodge No. 750 F. & A.M., Spring Mill Lodge Fraternal Order of Police No. 172, and president of Stone City Squares. He enjoyed golfing with his son.

He was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Moody of Mitchell; children, Gary Edward (Debbie) Moody of Mitchell, David (Christy) Moody of Bedford, Lisa (James) Taylor of Mitchell, Michelle (Mike) Kern of Bedford, Michael (Lisa) Moody of Fort Worth, Texas, Lisa (Brian) Carrico of Bedford and Vicki (Troy) Hamilton of Columbus; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one on the way; brother, Danny (Wanda) Moody of Loogootee; sister-in-law, Sonnie Moody of Bedford; and his beloved canine, Bella.

His parents; brother, Maurice Moody; and twin brother, Dale Moody; preceded him in death.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Darvin Winters and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. The American Patriot Lodge No. 750 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

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

May 28, 2017

Gale Moody

Gale Moody, 77, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 27, 2017

Barbara J. (Miller) Beaver

Sept. 11, 1939 — May 25, 2017

Barbara J. Beaver, 77, of Bedford, died at 2:48 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South.

Born Sept.11, 1939, she was the daughter of Raymond L. and Anna Mary (Gratzer) Miller. She married Harold E. Beaver on Jan. 18, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2014.

She had worked at the Coco-Cola Bottling Co. in Bedford until it’s closing. She retired from the North Lawrence Community School Corp. as a secretary/bookkeeper.

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

Survivors include children, Mark (Dana) Beaver, Deborah Beaver, Karen Beaver Jacobsen (Kevin), Jane (Clipp) Crosby and Michael (Stephanie Odaffer) Beaver; grandchildren, Kole and Kori Jacobsen, Elli and Alden Crosby, Nikolas, Owen and Griffin Beaver, also her beloved dog, Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Michael Brown Memorial Scholarship c/o Bedford Federal Savings Bank.

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

May 26, 2017

Reva C. (Grogan)Underwood

June 19, 1928 — May 25, 2017

Reva C. Underwood, 88, of Bedford, died at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 19, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joseph Edward and Dora Ruth (Hilton) Grogan. She graduated from Bedford High School, Class of 1946. She married Donald Underwood in 1946; and he survives.

Reva had worked in the ophthalmology office of Dr. John Reuter, retiring in 1982 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Underwood of Bedford; son, Thomas (Becky) Underwood of Indianapolis; two daughters, Carol (Eric) Schulz of Bedford and Jill Underwood of Bedford; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Byers of Bedford; brother, James Grogan of Michigan City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joe Underwood; and brother, Larry Grogan.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Terry Blackwood

March 15, 1945 — May 22, 2017

Terry was born on March 15, 1945, in the small town of Rochester, to the late Reverend Grant and Doris Blackwood.

Early in his life he showed a lot of leadership and was voted Vice President of the Junior Class and later President of his Senior Class. Terry was very talented in the performing arts and was a member of the Madrigals singing group and was a thespian in the drama club. He was the lead in Brigadoon and the tin man in The Wizard of Oz.

Terry and his best friend at that time, Jerry Smith, formed a rock and roll band called The Continentals. They used Jerry’s Father’s Lincoln convertible as a backdrop for their publications and were all dressed in sharkskin jackets. They played all the local spots, even the Elks Club and made a record that sold out in Bedford.

Terry graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business Administration and became a very successful executive with the Wall Street Journal. He was in charge of advertising for the Barron’s business publication.

He married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Smith, and had two very successful sons, Jonathan Grant and Marcus Grant.

Terry is survived by his two sisters, Joetta Duncan of Palm Springs, Calif., and Barbara Reynolds of Brandenburg, Ky.; two sons, Jonathan Grant Blackwood, daughter-in-law, Erin Blackwood and granddaughter, Emily Blackwood of Johns Creek, Ga., and Marcus Grant Blackwood of Sandy Springs, Ga.

Terry will be cremated and a memorial service will take place at a later date in Remington. He will be buried at the Remington Cemetery with his father, the Rev. Grant Blackwood and mother, Doris Blackwood.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you can make a donation to the First Christian Church of Bedford, 1101 15th St.. Bedford, IN, 47421, in loving memory of Terry Blackwood and the Blackwood family.

Thelma Lucille Slaughter

Nov. 22, 1925 — May 24, 2017

Thelma Lucille Slaughter, 91, of Ocala, Fla., went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Lucille was born in Mitchell and moved to the Ocala area in 1979. She married Roscoe Slaughter on Nov. 11, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1995.

She retired from RCA Television Division as an assembler.

Lucille was a member of South Ocala Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, David Slaughter and Samuel Slaughter; brother, Lloyd Batchelor; and two sisters, Helen Garrison and Dorothy Porter.

Lucille is survived by her devoted family, daughters, Millie Ann (Larry) Hanes and Beck (Jerry) Way, both of Ocala, Fla., a sister, Jean Patton of Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Slaughter) Talbott and Ruth (Reynolds) Slaughter, both of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

The viewing will be at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 26, the public is welcome to come and visit with the family.

A celebration of life service for Lucille will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the South Ocala Baptist Church, 2907 SE 52 Street, Ocala, FL 34480. All her friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate her life. Committal will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Morriston, Fla.

Barbara J. Beaver

Barbara J. (Miller) Beaver, 77, Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 25, 2017

Barbara Beaver

Barbara Beaver, 77, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 24, 2017

Helen (Wagner) Reynolds

March 27, 1931 — May 19, 2017

Helen Wagner Reynolds, 86, of Bedford, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

Born March 27, 1931, in Silverville, she was the daughter of Clyde and Elsie (Goad) Wagner. She married Dale E. Reynolds and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and artist, and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jean (Reynolds) Becker and husband John Dolph of Bedford; two granddaughters, Tiffany A. Becker of New Mexico and Michelle A. Becker and husband Joe E. Reinhardt of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, James Dale Reinhardt and Lucas Mason Reinhardt, both of Bedford; two brothers, Jack Wagner of Indiana and Clyde (Sonny) Wagner of Florida; and a sister, Doris Warren of Massachusetts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Agnes Fish and Janet (in infancy); and a brother, Kenneth Wagner.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Thursday, May 25, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Donna L. (Mitchell) Stanton

Jan. 6, 1933 — May 22, 2017

Donna L. (Mitchell) Stanton, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 7:33 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care in Ellettsville.

She was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 6, 1933, to Lovell Mitchell and Virginia (Ritchison) Mitchell. She married John W. Stanton on Feb. 15, 1951, at Crane, and he preceded her in death.

Donna was a graduate of Loogootee High School and was the Activity Director at the Hospitality House in Bloomington

Survivors include her sons, James R. (Diane) Stanton of Texas and Scott A. Stanton of Bedford; grandchildren, Jessica Kendrick of Texas, Alison Peterson of Texas, Mackenzie Stanton of Colorado and Hayley Stanton of Illinois; great-grandchildren, Liam and Claire Kendrick and Connor Peterson, all of Texas; and two sisters, Janice Vaughn and Phyllis Leffler, both of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Sharon Clayton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of Richland Bean Blossom Health Care for the great care of our loving mother.

James M. Harmon

Nov. 10, 1924 — May 22, 2017

Dr. James M. Harmon, 92, of Orleans, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on May 22, 2017, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1924, in West Baden Springs, the son of R. Bruce and Stella (Ferguson) Harmon.

He grew up on a very small farm in rural West Baden with a brother, Bob and a sister Billie. He attended a one-room elementary school known as “No. 2” at Briner Springs. He graduated from West Baden High School in 1942, and Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1950.

He enlisted in the Coast Guard at age 18 during World War II, serving on a large LST that participated in the invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima.

After the war, he returned home expecting to resume farming with his father, Bruce, but his mother, Stella suggested that he accompany her to an eye care appointment in Jasper. The optometrist very kindly explained the various aspects of his profession, kindling in the young serviceman an ambition to attend college with the goal of becoming an optometrist. James attended IU, enrolling in 1946. He married Madalyn Marshall on September 26, 1948, and they moved to Chicago after his acceptance to Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1948, graduating in 1950.

Upon graduation, the couple returned to Orange County, settling in Orleans and opening a private practice at the corner of Maple and Jefferson St. where James practiced from 1951 to 2007, retiring at age 82.

He was president of the Indiana Optometric Association in 1963 and was honored as State Optometrist of the year in 1973. Dr. Harmon participated in many V.O.S.H. missions, to provide free eye care services to residents of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala and The Philippines.

James was an avid pilot and a member of the Orleans Flying Club. He and Madalyn made one memorable flight to visit his uncle in Idaho. He constructed a home built airplane with a dear, departed friend, Doyle McIntosh, ultimately getting the plane airborne.

He was a very caring father and grandfather who will be missed by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife, Madalyn of Orleans; one son, Eric Harmon (Dee Ann) of Paoli; three daughters, Lana Beers of Carmel, Dina Case of Ocala, Fla., and Nanette Boone (Joe) of Campton, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Sam, Dan, Liza, Lorrie, Michael, Meghann, Mia, Lauren, Jeff and Carrie; 18 great-grandchildren including a new one born the day after his death; and one sister, Billie (Harmon) McIver of LaGrange, Ga.

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

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

William E. Slone

May 13, 1941 — MayAY 22, 2017

William Eldon Slone, 76, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at his residence.

Born May 13, 1941, in Hindman, Ky., he was the son of Joe and Alta (Mullins) Slone. He married Nancy Hayes Feb. 19, 1966.

He retired from Central Foundry with 37½ years of service, and was a member of UAW Local 440. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1969, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Bill enjoyed spending time with the grandkids and attending their activities. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and NASCAR races.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Slone of Orleans; daughters, Cindy (Randy) Ewing of Salem and Mindy (fiance, Bryan Brainerd) Hunter of Tipton; grandchildren, Madison and Hunter Ewing of Salem, and Emily Hunter of Tipton; granddog, Sally; brother, Joey Slone of Mitchell; sister-in-law, Betty Slone of Mitchell; brother-in-law, Richard (Janice) Hayes of Salem; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His parents; brothers, George Slone and Sheldon Slone; and sister, Ethyl Slone; preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearers: Richard Hayes and Hunter Ewing

Casketbearers: Randy Ewing, Chuck Walker, John Hayes, Greg Lamb, Joey Slone, and Bryan Brainerd

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

Mary Alice Edgar

April 18, 1924 — May 18, 2017

Mary Alice (Gillaspy) Edgar, age 93, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, Ohio, with her loving family by her side.

She was born on April 18, 1924, to Rowland and Zelma (Bellville) Gyger in Bedford.

Mary Alice devoted her life to serving the Lord by helping others. She was a lifetime Bible student and teacher. Her every breath was devoted to God, as she truly lived for Him. Mary Alice was loving, kind, humble, and so extremely compassionate.

She loved music, painting, gardening, genealogy, poetry, writing, sewing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Wherever Mary Alice was, there was laughter.

Brad Westlake

Brad Westlake, 58, of Bedford, died May 17. No services are scheduled, cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Glenn B. Ralston

Glenn B. Ralston, 80, Bedford, died Friday. No visitation or service is planned. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

May 23, 2017

Geneva ‘Jiggs’ (Turpin) Anderson

Oct. 23, 1926 — May 19, 2017

Geneva “Jiggs” Anderson, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:03 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at her residence.

Born Oct. 23, 1926 in Liberty, Ky., she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Wilcher) Turpin. She married David Anderson and he preceded her in death.

She had attended the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, La. She loved her family, CB radio, crocheting and traveling.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Susan Deckard and husband Richard of Leesville; great-grandchildren, Tramas Ault, Kalynn Todd Ault and wife, Michaela and Cherish Deckard; and great-great-grandchildren, John Ault, Elizabeth Ault, Brycen Ault, and Azariah Ault.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Glenn B. Ralston

Glenn B. Ralston, 80, Bedford, died Friday. No visitation or service is planned. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

William E. Slone

William E. Slone, 76, of Orleans, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell

May 22, 2017

Mona Kay (Hedge) Flynn

July 4, 1941 — May 19, 2017

Mona Kay (Hedge) Flynn, 75, of Bedford, died at 10:21 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 4, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ray and Colletta (Ritchison) Hedge. She was a retired retail clerk.

Survivors include three sisters, Jacquey W. Richerson of North Vernon, Connie J. Cummings of Heltonville and Penny Hensley of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Yvonne Wray; and a sister in infancy, Vivian Hedge.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at Fairview Cemetery.

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

I. Jane (Cox) Holtsclaw

Nov. 26, 1927 — May 19, 2017

Isabelle Jane (Cox) Holtsclaw, 89, of Oolitic, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Floyd and Sarah Cox. She married William Russell Holtsclaw on Nov. 9, 1944; and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1984.

Jane was a member of Avoca Baptist Church.

She worked as an Engineering Technician at NWSC Crane, where she retired in 1988, following 20 years of service. In retirement, she worked as a volunteer at Dollens Elementary for 13 years. She was a past board member of Shepherd’s Bethel Missionary Furlough Housing in West Baden. She was a board member of Child Evangelism South Central area. Jane was a member of the White River Humane Society, the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogy Association, and the Alpha Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was able to travel the world in retirement.

Surviving are her children, Melinda Johnson, Martha Craig, Nancy (Danny) Stewart, and David (Leslie) Holtsclaw; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; and two brothers, Philip and Danny.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Avoca Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Wilkinson officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, and from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avoca Baptist Church, In Memory of I. Jane Holtsclaw.

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

Charles B. White

Feb. 27, 1939 — May 18, 2017

Charles B. White, 78, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1939, in Huron, he was the son of Claude and Netha (Merry) White. He married Linda Lou Day July 10, 1960.

Charlie was an elder at the Pleasantview Church of Christ and traveled locally to teach in area churches. He loved to volunteer, spend time in the yard, and enjoyed being with family. Charlie was a 1957 graduate of Huron High School, and avid Indiana University sports fan.

For 55 years he was the owner and operator of Charlie’s Barber Shop and in 2009 he was honored by the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce as Businessman of the Year.

Survivors include his wife, Linda White of Mitchell; children, Cheryl (Mike) Highland of Milton, Ga., Michael (Tina) White of Noblesville, Trent (Angie) White of Avon, and Tricia (Jon) Riggen of Thorntown; grandchildren, Katie Highland, Devin White, Austin White, Logan White, Tyler White, Lily Riggen, Ian Riggen, and Audrey Riggen; and brothers, Don White of Bedford and Ron White of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

His parents; and brothers, Byron White and Merlin “Jack” White, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Mike Highland, Jon Riggen, Dave Allbright, Barry White, Kyle Clark and Terry White.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Carolyn (Burton) Purkhiser

Jan. 28, 1935 — May 19, 2017

Carolyn W. Purkhiser, 82, of Orleans, passed away on May 19, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. at her residence.

She was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Orangeville, the daughter of Ora and Marjorie (Hall) Burton. She married James H. Purkhiser and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2006.

She was a member of the Bethel Community Church. A member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 9107 and the Moose Lodge No. 2194. She worked at Trav-Ler Radio and Television, Dana Corp., was a Teacher’s aide at Orleans Community Schools and participated in the story hour at the Orleans Public Library.

She is survived by one son, Donald (Melaine) Smith of Orleans, two daughters, Connie Lindsey of Mitchell and Charlena Smith of Orleans; 31 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Christina Harris; one granddaughter; and two grandsons.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 11 a.m. to the time of service at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

Geneva Anderson

Geneva (Turpin) Anderson, 90, Leesville, died Friday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

John W. Bishop

John Wallace Bishop, 73, Mitchell, died Saturday. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Helen W. Reynolds

Helen W. (Wagner) Reynolds, 86, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford

May 21, 2017

Robert James ‘Jim’ Murphy

Robert James “Jim” Murphy, 55, of Bloomington, died May 13. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

May 20, 2017

Eldon Lavern Cornelison

Aug. 11, 1927 — May. 18, 2017

Eldon Lavern Cornelison, 89, of Bedford, died at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at White River Lodge.

Born August 11, 1927, in Anderson, Mo., he was the son of Matt and Viola Madene (Edwards) Cornelison. He married Anna R. Taylor on Sept. 15, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2011.

He had been employed at Colorado Fuel & Iron, Tom Sales and Coca-Cola, retiring after 35 years.

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the New Union Christian Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Delvin Darrell and Dorvin Carroll; two grandchildren, Ryan Matthew Cornelison and Jenelle Ann Brooks; three great-grandchildren, Dalton Cornelison and Luna and Gideon Brooks; and a daughter-in-law, Wanda Cornelison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eldon Eugene; a daughter, Brenda Darlene; a brother, Glenn; and a sister, Joy Haun.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike French officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Lois Marie (Dobnikar) Mason

Dec. 19, 1955 — May 15, 2017

Lois Marie (Dobnikar) Mason, 61, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, in Indianapolis.

She was born Dec. 19, 1955, in Euclid, Ohio, to Frank and Magdaline (Menart) Dobnikar.

She is survived by her children, Brian (Nancy) Mason of Florida, Bradley (Dorothy) Mason of Bedford, Alex (Mary) Mason of Bloomington and Lois “Lolly” Mason of Ohio; one sister, Peggy (George) Weinman of Florida, one brother, Frank (Joan) Dobnikar of Ohio, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, David Dobnikar

There are no services planned at this time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.

Charles B. White

Feb. 27, 1939 — May 18, 2017

Charles B. White, 78, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1939, in Huron, he was the son of Claude and Netha (Merry) White. He married Linda Lou Day on July 10, 1960.

Charlie was an elder at the Pleasantview Church of Christ and traveled locally to teach in area churches. He loved to volunteer, spend time in the yard and enjoyed being with family.

Charlie was a 1957 graduate of Huron High School and avid Indiana University sports fan. In 2009, he was honored by the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce as Businessman of the Year.

Survivors include his wife, Linda White of Mitchell; children, Cheryl (Mike) Highland of Milton, Ga., Michael (Tina) White of Noblesville, Trent (Angie) White of Avon and Tricia (Jon) Riggen of Thorntown; grandchildren, Katie Highland, Devin White, Austin White, Logan White, Tyler White, Lily Riggen, Ian Riggen and Audrey Riggen; and brothers, Don White of Bedford and Ron White of Elizabethtown, Ky.

His parents; and brothers, Byron White and Merlin “Jack” White, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

May 19, 2017

Rose Ellen (Way) Pruett

July 10, 1948 — May 17, 2017

Rose Ellen Pruett, 68, of Bedford, died at 6:22 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 10, 1948, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James Harold and Mary Frances (Pannell) Way. She married Edward M. Pruett on July 22, 1966, and he survives. She retired from Circle K Store and was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 654 and the Moose Lodge No. 689 of Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Edward M.; a son, Edward M. Pruett Jr.; a daughter, Lesley D. Sanders, all of Bedford; four grandchildren, Aaron Sanders, Holly Sanders, Brittany Lewis and husband Tyler and Corey Pruett; five great-grandchildren, Gage, Gavyn, Mason, Kaiden and Owen; a sister, Ina Mack and husband, Dale, of Bedford; two brothers, James Way and wife Brenda of Bedford and Mark Steven Way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Marcia Blanton and Betty Davis.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 19 and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. There will be a Moose service conducted at 7:00 pm on Friday at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Naomi R. (Turner) Norman

Sept. 2, 1924 — May 18, 2017

Naomi R. Norman, 92, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Bloomington; she was the daughter of Robert Turner and Radie Kathleen (Bartlett) Turner. She married Harold Norman on Nov. 1, 1941; and he preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2004.

Naomi was a graduate of Heltonville High School. She was a member of the Meadows Church of God.

She had managed Thrift Dollar Store in Bedford. Surviving are two sons, Donnie (Seigrid) Norman of Arizona and Alan (Linda) Norman of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Gary Norman, Kelly (Justin) Rogers, Lisa (Brian) Eagans, Travis (Kristin) Norman, Tevin (Jamie) Norman, Meg Ann (Cody) Harrington and Mary Ellen (Michael) Endris; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Mae Briscoe of Mitchell; and one brother, Robert Turner of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Dorothy Norman; and one brother, Richard Turner.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Cheryl Ann (Traub) Todd

March 23, 1955 — May 17, 2017

Cheryl Ann (Traub) Todd of Ellettsville passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 62.

Cheryl was born in Martinsville on March 23, 1955. She worked at Tasus for four years, at RCA for 19 years and General Electric for 21 years. She married Wayne Todd in 1986 and lived in Ellettsville. Cheryl loved her husband, sons, dogs, Page and Paris. She loved gardening and her Longaberger baskets. She was a fan of Bob Seger’s music.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Worth Traub and Clara Edith Traub; and brothers, Thomas Norman and Michael Traub.

Cheryl is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Wayne Todd; five sons and one daughter, Joey of Bloomington, Audie Ann Bear of Bedford, Ron and wife, Kim of Spencer, Uriah of Hendersonville, N.C., Ashley and his wife, Amy of Hendersonville, N.C., and Daniel and his wife, Angie of Brownstown; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; seven sisters, Virginia Thacker, Wanda Ferguson, Lana Devee and Nancy Thacker all of Martinsville, Roberta Biggerstaff of Indianapolis, Mary Truelove of Martinsville, and Cindy Welty of Indianapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville from noon-2 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Doug Stewart officiating. Burial is to follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Share condolences, memories and more with Cheryl’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Owen County Humane Society No Kill Shelter, 2014 W. Romona Rd., Spencer, IN 47460, 812-829-6247.

Kenneth E. Speer Jr.

Sept. 18, 1955 — May 17, 2017

Kenneth E. Speer Jr., 61, of Mitchell, went on to his reward in heaven at 7:46 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. His wife, children, parents and siblings never left his side as his battles of this life yielded to the mercy of our God.

Born Sept. 18, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of Kenneth E. and Betty Jewelann (Ray) Speer. He married Cathy Jones on Jan. 12, 1974, and she survives.

He was a limestone draftsman at Evans Limestone Co. in Bedford for 30-plus years. He was a member of Tabernacle of Praise where he ran the Apologetic Ministries. He was the founder of Concerts for Christ, Luke 4:18 Ministries and conducted a door-to-door ministry for 20 years. He was author of “Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Witnessing and Were Even Afraid to Ask.”

Ken’s work in this life was to his ministry, teaching anyone who would listen about the true nature of our God so that the confusion of religion would not keep us from our own reward in Heaven.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy of Mitchell; their children, Jason Speer and wife Jennifer of Bloomington, Jennifer Forster and husband Jeremiah, of Madison Lake, Minn., Darren Speer and wife Erin of Springville; 10 grandchildren, Aenea-Rose, Novalee, Keaton, Josiah, Levi, Avery, Karis-Kay, Rocky, Miah-Mae and Emma; his parents, Kenneth and Betty of Oolitic; two brothers, Tracy Speer and wife, Vicky, of Owensburg and Marty Speer and wife Terri of Oolitic; and a sister, Julie Miley and husband James of Orlando, Fla.

Ken joins his brother, Ricky Nolan and his last wish in life was glory be to God.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at Tabernacle of Praise with Pastor Gary Thomas, Brother Marty Speer and Brother Jim McDowell officiating. Following the service the family invites friends to stay for dinner and fireworks celebration.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at Tabernacle of Praise.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Tabernacle of Praise Apologetic Ministries.

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

Rose Ellen (Way) Pruett

Rose Ellen (Way) Pruett, 68, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Judith R. Atkinson

Judith Rae (Long) Atkinson, 77, Bedford, formerly of Paoli, died Thursday at her home. No funeral service, cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli.

Lois M. Mason

Lois Marie (Dobnikar) Mason, 61, Bedford, died Monday. No services have been planned at this time. Arrangements by Jessen Funeral Home Whiteland Chapel in Whiteland.

Eldon Cornelison

Eldon L. Cornelison, 89, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 18, 2017

Kenneth Fields

Feb. 27, 1953 — May 15, 2017

Kenneth Fields, 64, of Bedford, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at his residence.

Born Feb. 27, 1953, in Rushville, he was the son of Eugene and Vina (Lewis) Fields. He married Donna Sue Mofield and she preceded him in death in April 2016.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1972 to 1974. He retired from Crane Naval Base where he was a criminal investigator.

Survivors include his children, Tina Sullivan and husband Raymond of Avoca, Jay Fields and wife Lisa of Rushville, Scott Fields of Greensburg and Patricia Bunner and husband Brian of Bedford; grandchildren, Latisha Sullivan, Kelsey Sullivan, Nikita Sullivan, Dakota Rains, Haylee Rains and R.J. Alberts; brothers, Gerald, Oliver, and Curtis Fields; and sisters, Frieda Knight and Audrey Fields.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; brothers, Keith, Greg and Gene Fields; a sister, Loretta Chatham; and a daughter, Belinda Bowman.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, May 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Pamela Ann (Phillips) Grimes

Sept. 12, 1948 — May 16, 2017

Pamela Ann (Phillips) Grimes, 68, passed away Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017, at her residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1948, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Edward and Barbara (Harrison) Phillips. She married William James Grimes Dec. 16, 1995, and he preceded her in death Dec. 22, 2007. She was formerly married to Michael McNeely, and he preceded her in death July 22, 2012.

Pam had been a teachers’ aide and retired from Buehler’s Buy-Low. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1966. Pam was a member of the First Christian Church, American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, and being around her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Survivors include her daughter, Natalie (Alexander) Fraser of Marshall, Ill.; grandchildren, Gabriele and Gage Fraser; brothers, Patrick (Cathy) Phillips of New Albany, Steve (Donna) Phillips of Orleans and Tim (Sandi) Phillips of Lanesville; sister, Kris (Jeff) Grissom of Mitchell; ten nieces and nephews, and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Her parents; siblings, Kay Wedgewood and Jake Phillips; and grandson, Brandon Fraser, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Marc Fields officiating.

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

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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

Deanna Lynn Judy

May 19, 1965 — May 17, 2017

Deanna Lynn Judy, age 51, of Franklin, passed away peacefully at her home at 2:41 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She departed this life with her family by her side, following a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Ray Judy for 33 years.

Deanna was born on May 19, 1965, in Paoli. She was the daughter of Randy and Darla (Bowman) Sokeland. Besides her husband; she leaves behind two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren: Matt and Ashley Judy with their children, Reagan, Makenzie and Ethan of Hanover, and Logan and Rebecca Judy with their children, Grayson and Alice of Lafayette. She is also survived by her parents, Randy and Darla Sokeland of Orleans; two brothers, Justin (Susan) Sokeland of Bedford and Aaron (Laurie) Sokeland of Bloomington; one sister, Leta (Bryan) Horstman of Evansville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Deanna was a loving Christian, wife, mother, Nana, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. She lived her entire life in faithful service to God. She was a member of the Lakeview Church of Christ in Columbus.

Her love for her husband, children and grandchildren was obvious to all who knew her. In recent years, any available time was spent spoiling her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, at the Lakeview Church of Christ in Columbus. A visitation period will be held from Noon until the time of the service at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America or a family you know who is battling cancer.

Rose E. Pruett

Rose Ellen (Way) Pruett, 68, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Kenneth E. Speer Jr.

Kenneth E. Speer Jr., 61, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 17, 2017

Sandra Jo (Neal) McFarlan

Oct. 24, 1951 — May 13, 2017

Sandra Jo McFarlan, 65, of Bedford, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, passed away at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her residence.

Born Oct. 24, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William F. and Mae E. (Ryan) Neal. She married Jim McFarlan on May 7, 1981, and he preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2013.

Sandra was a graduate of Shawswick High School, with the Class of 1969. She worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital until retirement. She loved watching birds and spending time outdoors.

Surviving are two sons, Patrick Spaulding and Christopher McFarlan, both of Bedford; one stepson, James Edward McFarlan of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Jamie McFarlan of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Rebecca Douglas of Leesville; brother-in-law, Charles Douglas; sister-in-law, Pam Neal of Bedford; sister-in-law, Joyce McFarlan of Bedford; aunt and uncle, Avis and Harry Ramsay of Bedford; grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, William Wayne Neal; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Brother Dick Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m.Thursday at the funeral chapel.

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

Raymond Keith Chandler

Dec. 23, 1958 — May 7, 2017

Mr. Raymond Keith Chandler, a resident of Williston, Fla., and previously of Oolitic and Bedford, passed away May 7, 2017. Ray was 58 years old.

Raymond is survived by his wife Sharon Chandler; two sons, Dustin W. Potter and his fiancée Sherri Lenox and Brad L. Potter and his wife Melissa Potter; his mother, Virginia Chandler; sister, Amy Chandler-Mann; mother-in-law, Jennie Lamb; three brothers-in-law, E. Dale Lamb, Joseph A. Lamb and Randall Lamb; two sisters-in-law, Linda Hendricks and Tammy McFarland; nine grandchildren, Justin Potter, Kimberly Potter, Eli Hines, Will Hines, Lance Lenox, Alyssa Potter, Chloe Potter, Lexee Potter and Dustin Potter Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Brad T. Potter and Faith Cherry; 10 nephews; eight nieces; 30 great-nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Lawrence County.

He was preceded in death by his father, Morgan V. Chandler; father-in-law, Eithemer V. Lamb; grandparents, Mancil and Hautice Dott and Earl and Ruth Chandler; and an uncle and aunt, Elza and Mae Chandler who Ray also thought of as grandparents.

Last Ride and Celebration of Life: The family of Ray Chandler will be celebrating the life of Ray Chandler on May 20, 2017, starting at 11 a.m. with a Last Ride beginning at Willards, 3490 SE County Rd 337, Morriston, FL 32668 (Close to Williston, FL), with a stop at his previous home in High Springs and on to the Haven Hospice Community Center (behind the main building) at NE 9th Street Chiefland, FL from 2-5:30 p.m.

Kenneth Fields

Kenneth Fields, 64, Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to come and share your stories or hear some stories about a wonderful man.

Pamela A. Grimes

Pamela Ann (Phillips) Grimes, 68, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 16, 2017

John Richard Kasprzycki

Jan. 15, 1948 — May 13, 2017

John Richard Kasprzycki, 69, of Bedford, died at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 15, 1948, in Jackson County, Mich., he was the son of Richard J. and Frances W. (Whedon) Kasprzycki. He married Jo Ann Cunningham on Dec. 2, 1972, and she survives.

He was employed in automotive manufacturing most of his career before joining the sales team at Bedford Ford. He was of the Catholic faith.

John was Superman to his son and daughter, and a proud grandfather who enjoyed sharing life experiences with his grandchildren. He was passionate about his vehicles and was a familiar face at Stonecrest Golf Course’s driving range.

John and Jo Ann enjoyed traveling, especially to historical landmarks. John never met a stranger and enjoyed making people smile with his humorous stories.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann, of Bedford; a daughter, Nicole Stanton and husband Heath of Springville; a son, Richie Kasprzycki and wife Sarah of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Logan, Landon, Layton, Lawson and Liam Grissom, Treyton and Breylea Stanton, Michael, Charlie, Wilson and Jeannie Kasprzycki; his mother, Frances Kasprzycki, of Michigan; two sisters, Theresa Smith and husband Jack and Jackie Stephens and Chris, all of Michigan; a brother, Jerry Kasprzycki of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard; two sisters, Suzanne Pangborn and Mary Kasprzycki; and two brothers, Thomas and Michael Kasprzycki.

At his request, cremation was chosen. A funeral mass will be held at a later date in Michigan.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services c/o Lawrence County Community Foundation or Bloomington I.U. Health Hospice House.

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

Breonna LaRea (Shirley) Simmons

Jan. 17, 1992 — May 12, 2017

Breonna LaRea (Shirley) Simmons, 25, of Bedford, went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Indiana University Health Hospice House after a long bout with T-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Born Jan. 17, 1992, in Bedford; she was the daughter of Brent and Christy (Shake) Shirley and Cleta (Bauman) Davis. She married Tyranza M. Simmons on Dec. 27, 2014, and he survives.

Breonna graduated from BNL High School with the Class of 2010 and University of Southern Indiana with the Class of 2014. She was a dental hygienist. She was a member of First Assembly of God, Bedford. Breonna was also a member of Glenda Cancer Support Group, Evansville.

Surviving are her husband, Tyranza Simmons; daughter, Marcella Grace; stepson, Jaylen; parents, Brent and Christy Shirley and Cleta Davis; sisters, Allie (Jacob) Weaver and Deanna Shirley; paternal grandmother, Kay Hackney; maternal grandparents, Patty Jones and Don (Deborah) Shake; mother-in-law, Jerlene Simmons; father-in-law, Terry (Pam) Simmons; sister-in-law, Terrie Simmons; brother-in-law, Josh Simmons; grandfather, Clete Bauman; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Clyde Shirley, and uncle, Donnie Shake.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Jean Marie (Waddell) Jarrard

Oct. 14, 1924 — May 14, 2017

Jean Marie Jarrard, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 14 at StoneBridge Health Campus surrounded by family.

She was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Saginaw, Mich., to Hulda and Alex Waddell. She married Ray Jarrard in August 1945, in Flint, Mich., he preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded by her parents; and sister, Lois Hosie and brother-in-law Calvin Hosie.

She is survived by four sons, Jim (Tangie) of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Dave (Marianne) of Bedford, Mike (Lori) of Bedford and Bob (Mary) of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Kristy (Jeremy) Robinson, Jeff (Lauren) Jarrard, Matt (Abby) Jarrard, Morgan (Greg) Sheppard, Andie, Brennan and Sydney Jarrard; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Miles Robinson.

Jean was a deacon at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Bayonet Point, Fla., and long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, a member of Tri Kappa, Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Dunn Hospital, and Beacon Woods Country Club.

She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; always remembering birthdays, anniversaries and important dates with a card in the mail to follow. She loved golf, playing cards, and traveling — she and Ray enjoyed a long retirement in Florida full of their favorite hobbies. Jean raised her four sons in many GM towns, but when they moved to Bedford she “knew this was where they wanted to finish raising the family.”

A graveside service for family will be held at Florida National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., at a later date.

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

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Vern Walls

Dec. 13, 1929 — May 14, 2017

Donald Vern Walls, 87, of Mitchell passed away at 3:58 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at IU Health in Bedford. He was a loving father and grandfather.

He was born in Paoli on Dec. 13, 1929, to Elvis and Olive (Lane) Walls. He married Norma Jean (Shafer) Walls on Sept. 13, 1957, in Hendricks County and she preceded him in death.

Donald attended Paoli High School and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran; Donald was a retired U.S. Mail rural carrier, and a former member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda L. Walls and Ranae (Andy) Sanders; grandchild, Stephanie Sons Kendall; great-grandson, Caden Dale Eli Kendall; three sisters, Virginia Brown, Delores Stroud and Carolyn Shaner; and several nieces and nephews

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Rhea Dawn Sons; and brother, Jimmy Walls.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Jack Voigtschild officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens; graveside rites will be given by the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250

Pallbearers will be Andy Sanders, Steve Sons, Caden Dale Eli Kendall, Mike Shafer, Ricky Phillips and Norman Phillips.

Ronald W. Newby

Aug. 24, 1949 — May 10, 2017

Ronald Wayne Newby, 67, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Sebring, Florida.

Born Aug. 24, 1949, in Noblesville, he was the son of Townsend Wayne and Anna Lorene (Bentley) Newby. He married Helen Louise McPherson Sept. 3, 1967.

Ron retired from General Electric. He enjoyed playing golf and Texas Hold’em Poker, following NASCAR, and the “PBR.”

He was a veteran of the Indiana Army National Guard, a member of American Legion Post No. 25 in Lake Placid, and a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge No. 540 in Noblesville.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen Louise Newby; children, Doris Anne Voorhies of Anderson, Malinda Gayle Cazee of Frostproof, Fla., Ronald Wayne (Erin) Newby Jr. of Freetown and Sarah Lynn (Chris) Piper of Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Malinda Learned of Lapel, Juanita Miller of Arizona and Sandra Sweitzer of Arizona.

His parents; brother, Roger Newby; son-in-law, “Bo” Voorhies; brother-in-law, Ed Learned; sister-in-law, Lucy Riddle; mother-in-law, Maxine (Morris) McPherson; and father-in-law, Medford Wayne McPherson, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Ron Newby Jr., Mick McPherson, Chris Piper, Waylon Hedge, Kanon Cleek, Scott Clark and Darren Newby.

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

Sandra Mcfarlan

Sandra Jo (Neal) Mcfarlan, 65, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Tony R. Kesterson

Tony Ray Kesterson, 51, Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 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. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Kenneth Fields

Kenneth Fields, 64, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 15, 2017

Charles Donald Reeder

May 12, 1934 — May 10, 2017

Charles Donald Reeder, Indianapolis, beloved father, husband, and friend passed away May 10, 2017, after a brief illness.

He was born May 12, 1934, in Williams to Horace and Esther (Loveall) Reeder. He graduated from Williams High School in 1952 and married Sue Tomlinson in 1955.

After graduating from Ball State University in 1955, he began teaching in Indianapolis. Most of his teaching career was spent at Broad Ripple High School where he was the head of the Industrial Arts Department. He was many students’ “favorite teacher.” After teaching for 25 years he started his own construction company and then worked as a realtor for several years.

He was a long-time member of All Souls Unitarian Church.

He and Sue traveled the country especially loving the backroads. Charlie was a skilled craftsman who could build, make or fix anything that required a tool. He was well known and loved for his quick wit, sense of humor and (good natured) practical jokes.

He was preceded in death by Sue in 2012; and is survived by children, Mark Reeder (Sarah Burton), Mary Reeder (Jay Hancock) and Martha Roberts (C.J. Roberts); grandchildren, Seth Winter (Sally Phillips Winter), Timothy Winter, Jason Winter (Christine Perkins Winter), Charlotte Hancock and Catherine Hancock; and three great-grandchildren, Liam, Daniel, and Isabela.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, May 17, with visitation at 11 a.m. and memorial service at 1 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple, 1305 East Broad Ripple Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the ALS Association-Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250 or American Diabetes Association, Indiana Chapter, 8604 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250. www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Ronald Wayne Newby

Ronald Wayne Newby, 67, Lake Placid, Fla., died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 14, 2017

George Wilson Harp

May 1, 1931 — May 12, 2017

George Wilson “Buck” Harp, 86, of East Oolitic, passed away at Garden Villa in Bedford on Friday evening, May 12, with his loving wife and family at his side. Born in Martin County, he was the oldest child of Edgar Ward Harp and Mary May (Baker) Harp.

George served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1953 as a Staff Sergeant. While in the military, he met Jane Helen Carlson. The two were wed in Seguin, Texas, on January 27, 1950.

Buck and Jane raised their four children in Kirksville; later they moved to Williams and then to East Oolitic in their retirement.

George worked for the Sarkes Tarzian company, after which he turned to carpentry. As a carpenter and millwright, he worked on many notable building projects, including the construction of IU’s Assembly Hall, Ballantine Hall, Metz Carillon, and Bloomington High School South. He worked for Weddle Brothers and F. A. Wilhelm, among other companies. He retired from the maintenance department of Central Foundry in 1993.

Buck attended the Englewood Baptist Church and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and General Motors Retirees.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 67 years, Jane Harp; daughters Peggy Hillenburg (Dennis) of Stanford and Terri Harp of East Oolitic; sons Don Harp (Richard Lewis) and Tim Harp of Bloomington; grandchildren Denise, Devin, Patrick, Cheyenna and Hanna; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one sister, Marie Medley; sisters-in-law Sara Harp, Linda Emory and Geneva Wessel; and longtime friends Phillip and Maxine Blake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allen Harp and sister Ruby Bray.

George’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford on Sunday, May 21, at 4 p.m. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.daycarter.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW.

May 13, 2017

Breonna S. Simmons

Breonna Shirley Simmons, 25, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

May 12, 2017

Clarence ‘Bubby’ Francis Jr.

Dec. 24, 1979 — May 10, 2017

Clarence “Bubby” Francis Jr., 37, of Bedford, passed away at 3 a.m. on May 10, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 24, 1979, to Clarence Francis and Sharon (Speer) Francis. He was a very loving son, brother and friend.

Survivors include his mother, Sharon Francis; sister, Melissa (Todd) Taylor; brother, Shane Francis; wife, Amanda Francis (Mercurio) and her son Plymouth Kinser; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents; and sister, Kathy Cox.

A celebration of Clarence’s life will be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Katherine (Pruett) Wigley

Aug. 25, 1933 — May 11, 2017

Mary Katherine Wigley, 83, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at her residence.

Born Aug. 25, 1933, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Homer and Gertrude (Terrell) Pruett. She married Emery “Dale” Wigley July 5, 1951, and he preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1994.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church. She graduated from West Baden High School in 1951.

Survivors include her children, William “Bill” (Janet) Wigley of Mitchell, Richard Wigley of Mitchell, Randy (Shelley) Wigley of Mitchell, Barbara Wigley of Mitchell and Bonnie (Richard) Hopkins of Mitchell; grandchildren, David (Jessica) Watts, Andrew Wigley, Jordan Wigley, Jessica Wigley, Brandon (Kayla) Wigley, Megan (David Rogers) Hopkins and Amanda (Matt Turpin) Hopkins; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Sue (Cliff) Cooper of Paoli; and sisters-in-law, Wanda Pruett of Huron and Sharon Pruett of Campbellsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Gordon Pruett, Carl Pruett, Clifford Pruett and an infant brother.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Rob Martindale and Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church or Huron Volunteer Fire Department.

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

May 11, 2017

Daniel E. Sorrells

June 12, 1937 — May 7, 2017

Daniel E. Sorrells, 79, of Bedford, died peacefully on Sunday, May 7, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Dan was born June 12, 1937, in Lawrence County to James and Nellie (Atchison) Sorrells. Upon graduation from Huron High School in 1955, Dan became a welder at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell.

In 1958, Dan began enthusiastically serving his country by enlisting in the Army. He was called to Active Duty Training in Fort Knox, Ky., where he was trained in an armored division and earned special recognition as a rifle sharpshooter. Dan continued to serve honorably for the next 26 years and ascended through the military ranks until his retirement as a Lt. Colonel from the Indiana Army National Guard. Throughout his years of service, Dan mentored many young men and women in their training at Camp Atterbury and other military installations.

Dan’s leadership skills also served his community through the service organization, La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, where he was a past president. He could be counted on to participate in local events such as parade units and other functions in order to raise money for young people and their needs in this community. He was a 50-year member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 and the Murat Temple, Indianapolis.

Dan worked as a Supervisory Equipment Specialist and Manager of the Equipment Management Office of Crane Army Ammunition Activity at Crane.

Upon retirement from Crane, he enjoyed bluegrass music, riding his motorcycle, and playing his banjo. Most of all, he enjoyed his time with family and friends. He attended the Restoration Church of the Nazarene, Bedford.

Dan’s life was filled with loving and supporting contributions and guidance to the lives of his family and friends. He was an officer and a gentleman who could be depended upon to give selflessly of his time and talents to those who were fortunate to be associated with him. His clever sense of humor and wit brightened any room during times of celebration as well as cushioning times of strife.

Dan, our beloved “Pop,” is survived by his wife, Jeanette; and their children, Julie Bailey and her husband George of Bedford, daughter, Paige Jones and her husband David of Bedford, daughter, Carol Sanders and her husband Paul of Bedford, and son Reuben Murr and his wife Leslie of Bedford; his brother, Olin Dee Sorrells and his wife Rosann of Indianapolis; his grandchildren, Padee Bailey of Evansville, Annie Willis and her husband Shawn of Evansville, Carrie Underwood and her husband Eddie of Euless, Texas, Emily Neal and her husband Billy of Bedford, Mason Bailey and Breanne Moses of Bedford, Aaron Jones and his wife Hannah of Bedford, Brandon Jones of Evansville, Jeff Sanders and Melissa LeTourneau of Pullman, Wash., Mitchell Sanders of Bloomington, Taylor Sanders of Lake Forest, Calif., Kendra Murr and Justin Rowe of Bedford, Isaac Murr of Bedford and Maddy Murr of Bedford; his nephews, Monte Sorrells and his wife Denise of Greenwood and Duane Sorrells of Indianapolis; ten great-grandchildren; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his great-granddaughter, Kyla Bailey; and his great-nephew, Luke Sorrells.

Visitation will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, May 12, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the mortuary.

Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. during visitation on May 12.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Pastor Ken Bushey and Brother Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Dan’s honor can be made to the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, 2820 Dixie Highway, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Edgar D. ‘Buddy’ Walters

July 24, 1938 — May 7, 2017

Edgar Denny Walters, also known as “Buddy”, passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017, at 12:15 a.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Bedford on July 24, 1938, to Ralph and Maggie (Breedlove) Walters. He married Ruth Walters in Bedford and they would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Oct. 20.

Edgar graduated from Shawswick High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was stationed in the Florida Keys; it was during this time that he was privileged to meet President John F. Kennedy. Edgar worked as a service representative for Indiana Gas and then Vectren Energy retiring after 29 years of service.

Edgar was a major basketball fan and coached at the Boys Club for 22 years. He was affectionately known as the man with a Coke and a smile. He loved to joke and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife Ruth Walters; one son, Brett (Sabrina) Walters; one granddaughter, Nikki (Travis) Calovich; two great-grandsons, Cruise and Ryker Calovich; and one brother, Noah Walters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one sister, Barbara Jean Blanton; and one son, Edgar Denny Walters Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County, in his name.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Russell

Jan. 13, 1947 — May 9, 2017

Robert Edwin “Bob” Russell, 70, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Jan. 13, 1947, in Bloomington, he was the son of Walter Edwin and Wilma M. (Block) Russell. He married Leona Marie Tanksley Dec. 26, 1970.

Bob was employed 13 years at WBIW as an announcer and programmer and host of the Feedback Talk Show. He retired from NSWC-Crane in 2007 as a purchasing agent.

He graduated from Oolitic High School in 1965, and received an associate degree from Vincennes University. Bob was a past member of the Toastmasters Club and a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford. He was an avid fan of Indiana University Basketball.

Survivors include his wife, Leona Russell of Mitchell; daughter, Terri (John) Stump of Warsaw; grandchildren, Brandy (Jeremy) Busz of Warsaw, Misty (Tyler) Simerl of Warsaw, Charity (Dustin) Cordill of Warsaw, Marlen Waldridge III of Warsaw, and Keith Waldridge of Warsaw; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Joann (James) Teresi of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; nephews, Kevin Phipps and Jeff Phipps; and an aunt, Rosalyn Hurst, of Evansville.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Sharon J. Goldsby

Sharon Joanne (Richason) Goldsby, 81, Mitchell, died Sunday. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 10, 2017

Bradley Wayne Sturgeon Sr.

Aug. 1, 1955 — May 8, 2017

Bradley Wayne Sturgeon, Sr., 61, of Bloomington, died at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 1, 1955, in Bloomington, he was the son of Charles J. and Betty Jean (Wampler) Sturgeon. He married Tammie L. Day on Jan. 5, 1990, and she survives.

He was the owner of LRC Carpets in Bedford and was a farmer for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Tammie of Bloomington; his father, Charles Sturgeon of Bloomington; his mother, Betty Sturgeon and Preston Lashbrook of Bloomington; two sons, Bradley Sturgeon and wife Erin of Solsberry and Rob Bowman and Lisa of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Adele, Shawn and Brandon; two brothers, Dan Sturgeon of Bloomington and Bruce Sturgeon and wife Annette of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Terry Myers officiating. Private burial will follow in the Greene County Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the White River Humane Society or Riley Hospital for Children.

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

Jerry Lee

July 14, 1939 — May 8, 2017

Jerry Lee, 77, of Huron, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 14, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Carl and Elizabeth (Johnson) Lee. He married Beverly Elizabeth Slaughter Sept. 2, 1961.

Jerry worked at Bedford Machine Company for 27 years, retired from Ritter Tool and Die, and then was employed as a custodian at Hatfield Elementary School. He graduated from Huron High School in 1958, and was a member of Huron Baptist Church.

Jerry was a member of the Huron Volunteer Fire Department, Huron Ruritan Club and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting, working in his yard, whittling, and making maple syrup. Jerry created jewelry from wood and mussel shells.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Lee of Huron; daughter, Debbie Lee Allbright of French Lick; son, Brent (Lori) Lee of French Lick; grandchildren, Eric Allbright, Sasha Allbright, Amber Lee, Sy England, Landon Stalker and Cory Lee; great-grandchildren, Jonah Mills, Alizah Mills, Bradlee Hawkins, Kaylynn Lee, Marley Royer, Maggie Royer, Maddie Stalker, Aiden Stalker and Zephyr Lee; and siblings, Janice Sheeks of Mitchell, Steve (Mendy) Lee of Mitchell and Cindy French of Mitchell.

His parents; sister, Rhonda Lee; and grandson, Zeppelin Royer, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor William Mathews officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Huron Volunteer Fire department.

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

Daniel E. Sorrells

Daniel E. Sorrells, 79, Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Services are 11 a.m.. Saturday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

Edgar D. Walters

Edgar D. Walters, 78, Bedford, died Sunday. No services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

‘William’ Don Thompson

“William” Don Thompson, 93, Ephrata, Wash., died May 23, 2016. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Robert Russell

Robert “Bob” Russell, 70, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 09, 2017

Wilford M. Davidson

June 26, 1928 — May 7, 2017

Wilford M. Davidson, 88, of Bedford, died at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at White River Lodge, Bedford.

Born June 26, 1928, in Valparaiso, he was the son of Cecil and Beulah Davidson. He married Lola Mulkey Blackburn on Aug. 30, 1969 and she died April 13, 2004.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and had worked at Medora Plastics Co. and was retired.

Surviving are two sons, Robert and Tommy Davidson; and Gary Luttrell, friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and his wife.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Patton Hill Cemetery, with Brother Tom Jones officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. There will be no calling at the funeral home.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with services.

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

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee, 77, Huron, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 08, 2017

Robert M. Lee

Jan. 29, 1921 — May 5, 2017

Robert Merrill Lee, 96, of Bedford died peacefully on May 5, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob (nicknamed “Bop” by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren) was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Bedford, the eldest child to Robert and Ruby (Wicker) Lee. A bright and precocious child, he survived difficult years during the Depression, but lived great adventures as a young man in Bedford. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1938, and then attended Hanover College, where his passion and skill for sports earned him two letters in baseball and three letters in football. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he earned the well-deserved nickname, “Cocky Lee.”

Bob was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a medic for 38 months in Africa, Sicily, and Italy. After the war, he returned to Hanover College where he met Janet Marie Day of St. Louis, Mo. They were married in 1947 and he earned his BA degree in 1948. Bob went on to earn his master’s degree in Education from Indiana University.

His first teaching and coaching job was in New Castle, from 1949-1953, where he was the head track coach, assistant basketball, and assistant football coach. Bob returned to Bedford in 1958 to teach and coach at Bedford High School and Lincoln Grade School. In his 25 years in education, he taught U.S. History, Russian History, and Physical Education, and coached football, track, freshman and B team basketball, boys golf (19 years), and girls golf (3 years). Nine of his golf teams played in state championship tournaments. Bob was elected to the IHSAA Golf Hall of Fame in 2006 for his service and accomplishments. He also coached Babe Ruth baseball in Bedford, and led his team to win two championships.

Bob made quite an impression on the students he taught and athletes he coached, many of whom have kept in close touch with him throughout their lives.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Bedford Boys Club for 33 years, and received the following awards for his service: 1. The Man and Boy Award 2. The Bronze Key Award 3. The Ron Smith Award.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Janet; his children, Dinah Cox and her husband Dave of Bedford, son, Robert Lee of Mesa, Ariz., and daughter, Nancy Peabody and her husband Royce of Bedford; his grandchildren, Cara English and her husband Charles of Phoenix, Ariz., Lindsey Madden and her husband Michael of Galway, Ireland, Steffanie Peabody and her husband Nate of Indianapolis, and Royce (RP) Peabody and his wife Dana of Bedford; and his great-grandchildren, Liam English of Phoenix, Ariz., Odhran and Emmett Madden of Galway, Ireland, and RJ and Max Peabody of Bedford. He is also survived by sister, Anne Rittmeyer of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his niece Peggy Jackson; his brothers-in-law, Jack Powell and Paul Rittmeyer; his daughter-in-law, Jo Ellen Lee; his great-grandson, Herschel Jackson Boram; and his sister, Jean Powell.

Bob had a lifetime love for all sports. On retirement to Arizona, he was an active and popular tennis player. He and his wife spent 18 winters at the Viewpoint Golf and Tennis Resort in Mesa, Ariz., where he inspired many younger residents with his grit, humor, and active lifestyle, playing tennis and lifting weights well into his 90’s. He was beloved by the community and was known by many as “The General” and “Coach.”

In 2016, Bob traveled to Washington, D.C., with the Indy Honor Flight. He reflected upon this one-day trip as the best experience of his life.

Visitation will be held at the Ferguson Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes from 4-8 p.m. on May 9, in Bedford. Private family ceremony to follow.

Memorial gifts in Bob’s honor can be made to the Fayetteville Community Lions Club, 6825 State Road 158 Bedford, IN 47421 or to the Indy Honor Flight organization, information at www.IndyHonorFlight.org.

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

Hanford G. ‘Hank’ Prince

July 27, 1932 — May 6, 2017

Hanford “Hank” G. Prince, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 27, 1932, in Monroe County, he was the son of Opal and Vannie (Hillenburg) Prince. He spent his professional career as a bulldozer operator at Indiana Limestone for 44 years.

Throughout his life, Hanford “Hank” was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, his cattle and gardening. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, I.U. basketball and Colts football.

He was deeply loved by his family and friends. He was an outstanding father and pap, and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much.

Survivors include two daughters, Tami Holtsclaw and husband Lexie and Regina Vonderhaarr and husband Rich, both of Bedford; one son, Gerald Prince and wife Tammy of Bedford; the children’s mother, Delores Dee Sowders of Bedford; six grandchildren, Nate Norman and wife Lauren of Bloomington, Holly Owens and husband Donnie of Indianapolis, Amber Baker of Anderson, Hillary Deckard and husband Eli, Brittany Kern and husband Dustin and Craig Prince and wife Erin, all of Bedford; 14 great-grandchildren, Kennedi, Elin, Silas, Evan, Eli, Angel, Maddie, Mason, Brayden, Parker, Hudson, Ava, Cale and Cap; two brothers, Gene Prince and Deward Prince; four sisters, Rita Prince, Kay Olsen, Faye Phillips and Susie Jones; and his companion, Opal Harden. He also appreciated his trusted and loyal friends, Dwight and Max Volz; and his cousin, Kelsie Martin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margie Meadows; and three brothers, Wendell, Robert, and Marion Prince.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jody East officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Lloyd Phillips

June 6, 1967 — May 6, 2017

Lloyd Phillips, 49, Springville, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on June 6, 1967, in Bedford, son of Junior and Evalee Phillips.

He was the owner and operator of Lloyd Phillips Water Well Service and Lloyd Phillips & Son Fencing.

Lloyd was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Indiana Water Well Drillers, Lawrence County Cattleman Association and Springville West Cemetery Board Association.

Survivors include one son, Eric Junior Phillips and his girlfriend, Samantha Taylor; one granddaughter, Isabela; and others whom he loved as honorary grandchildren, Kristopher, Gage, Lexi, Haley and Cash; five brothers, Charles and Leora Cain, Terry Cain, Eugene Cain, Jay and Kim Phillips, all of Williams, and Bryan Phillips of Spencer; two sisters, Ettamae and Kevin Elliott of Williams and Tammy and Kelly Holland of Owensburg; brother-in-law, Rex Martin; uncles and aunts, the Rev. Ray Phillips, Zula and Roy Bell, Betty Bell, the Rev. Wendell Phillips, Danny and Connie Phillips, Joyce and Alfred Godsey, Zella and Mitch Keithley, Judy Brain and Mary Phillips; and all his special nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Bonnie Phillips; one son, Junior Phillips; one sister, Catherine Martin; grandparents, Owen and Lela Phillips and Lee and Ottie Phillips; and uncles and aunts, Arthur Phillips, Joe Phillips, Velma Eggers, Nancy Phillips, Preston Bell, Loretta Keseric, Boyce Phillips, William Phillips, Mossie Martin, Hobert Phillips, Joe Brain, Joyce Phillips and Virginia Phillips.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day and Carter Funeral Home in Bedford and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Grace Baptist Church with Bob Phillips, Doug Phillips and Jerry Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Honored Pallbearers: Doug Huffman, Jason Phillips, Billy Elliott, Travis Cain, Nathan Hughes and Jerry Phillips.

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

Marion Thomas ‘Tom’ Kinder

May 15, 1919 — May 6, 2017

Marion Thomas “Tom” Kinder, 97, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born May 15, 1919, in Williams, he was the son of Thomas George and Maude (Stalcup) Kinder. He was previously married to Lucille Thompson.

Tom bought and sold lumber for more than 50 years. He flew his own Beechcraft Baron with his lumber business. He graduated from Williams High School in 1937, and received a bachelor’s degree in forestry from Purdue University in 1949.

Tom was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served from 1941-1945.

Survivors include his daughter, Lois Ann Herzog of Cambridge City; grandchildren, Jon Kinder of Las Vegas, Nev., Jason Kinder of Mitchell, Eric Herzog of Anderson, David Herzog of Hagerstown and Kara Herzog of Harrison, Ohio; brother, Harry Andy Kinder of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including his caregiver, Judy Stevens of Mitchell..

His parents; son, Jeffrey Kinder; and siblings, Donald Kinder, Herbert Kinder, Ernest France Kinder, Novella Kinder and Lorraine Krabbe, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen.

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

May 07, 2017

Robert Lee

Robert Lee, 96, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Mark A. McPherson

Mark A. McPherson, 57, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

May 06, 2017

Melvin Dillon

Melvin Dillon, 96, of Bedford, died Friday. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center Mitchell.

May 05, 2017

Carolyn Joyce (Clouse) Tanksley

Aug. 21, 1935 — May 3, 2017

Carolyn Joyce Tanksley, 81, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Douglas Granville and Bernice Olive (Green) Clouse. She married Roger Harold Tanksley Oct. 7, 1952.

Carolyn was the Mitchell High School cafeteria manager for 30 years. She was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Harold Tanksley of Mitchell; children, Rogetta Sinclair of Mitchell, Michael (Marcia) Tanksley of Columbus, Tammy (Scott) Evers of Mitchell and Tim (Michelle) Tanksley of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Wanda Gerkin of Washington; and brother, Terry Clouse of Mitchell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Martha Jean (Jolliff) Brooks-Holler

Oct. 27, 1922 — April 19, 2017

Martha Jean (Jolliff) Brooks-Holler, 94, passed from this life into eternity on April 19, 2017, at Mitchell Manor and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Oct. 27, 1922, in Shelby County, she was the sixth child of Lora “Pap” and Vivien (Mobley) Jolliff. In 1928, her family settled in Mitchell. She and her first husband, Claude “Dick” Bryan Brooks, were married June 25, 1945. This marriage blessed her with three children.

She joined Ralph Holler in marriage, Oct. 8, 1968. Together they participated in Carpenter bus distribution over much of the country. At the closing of Carpenters they moved to “junk” merchandise distribution attending flea markets, festivals, and met many folks in their travels. They also had R & M Bike Shop out of their garage on Highway 37. They sold and repaired many bicycles. After retirement, they traveled visiting family and seeing the wonders of many states.

Martha was a member of First Christian Church in Mitchell, where she raised her children in the Christian faith. Later in life, she followed the Quaker faith, and enjoyed her friendships developed in that attendance.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Eugene Holler, a resident of Mitchell Manor; children, Neysa Brooks (Bud) Mitchell of Fayetteville, Thomas (Vanessa) Brooks of Mitchell, Daniel (Barbara) Brooks of Mitchell; stepchildren, Charles (Susie) Holler of Bloomington and Joan Hawkins of Saltillo; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and her loving brother, Jack Jolliff and his precious wife Janet of Orange, Calif.

Her parents; siblings, Paul Jolliff, Georgia Buher, Marceille Gahl, James Jolliff and Mary Shaw Tow; nephews, Jimmy Jolliff and Ronnie Shaw; niece, Kay Jolliff; and granddaughter, Lynda Lea Lewis, sadly preceded her in death.

A private family graveside service will be held at Mitchell Cemetery.

“When you realize there’s no hope, except in God, you’ll find that God is enough.” – Martha

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

May 04, 2017

David E. Feiner

Nov. 1, 1948 — April 30, 2017

David E. Feiner, 68, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at his residence.

Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Chicago, he was the son of Francis and Lillian (Chalupka) Feiner. He married Pamela Norkus on May 12, 1984, and she survives.

He was a steel worker and superintendent at Acme Steel and a farmer. He attended Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela, of Bedford; two sons, Mark Feiner and wife Dawn of San Diego, Calif., and Nathan Feiner and wife Jycee of Seneca, Ill.; the mother of his children, Diann Moustis and husband Joe of Marseilles, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer (Dan) Peterson, Brian Michael, Daniel, Nicole, Christopher, Nicholas, Kasey, Carter, Owen, Grant, and Kohl; five great-grandchildren, Alaina, Julia, Noah and Christian Peterson, Brooke Youngren; three brothers, Francis Feiner of Bedford, Texas, Phillip Feiner and wife Bobby of San Carlos, Calif., and Leonard Feiner of Chicago; a daughter-in-law, Karen Valenti of Minooka, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Celeste Berlin and husband Jan of Naperville, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian Feiner; a sister, Patricia Costanza; and two brothers, Robert and Thomas Feiner.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Grace To You www.gty.org., P.O. Box 4000, Panorama City, CA 91412.

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

Ora Reva (Powell) Thompson

May 5, 1923 — May 3, 2017

Ora Reva Thompson, 93, of Springville, died at 2:38 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 5, 1923, in Wayne County, Ky., she was the daughter of Harrison and Nannie Ethel (Cox) Powell. She married Arter J. Thompson on Nov. 8, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2013.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. She was a great cook who took pride in her cooking, especially her Sunday dinners. She taught Sunday school for many years and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include three sons, Lloyd Thompson and wife Edna of Bloomfield, Arter Vernon Thompson and wife Peggy and Keith Thompson and wife Sheila, all of Springville; three daughters, Geraldine Kohlman and husband Dick of Tucson, Ariz., Elaine Thompson of Springville and Virga Huett and husband Millard of Ashdown, Ark.; a sister, Cora Roberts, of Stearns, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lois Powell of Wayne County, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three daughters, Cora Karen, Norma Sue and Patricia; and three brothers, Hobert, Hubert, and Issac Powell.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville with Brother Larry Hawkins, Brother Keith Thompson and Brother Vernon Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the church.

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

Lois Mae (Mims) Pless

Feb. 20, 1928 — April 27, 2017

Lois Mae Pless, 89, passed away at 5:45 a.m. April 27, 2017, at her home on Woodville Road.

Born Feb. 20, 1928, in Chilton County, Ala., she was the daughter of Jady and Ella Mae (Northcutt) Mims. She married Winfred Eugene Pless July 17, 1946, and he preceded her in death June 20, 1978.

Lois was a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 30 years, and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include, children, Tammy (Rick) Brown of Mitchell, Rita Gail Kliebert of Denton, Texas, and Duane Pless of Fort Meade, Fla.; brother, J.D. Mims, Jr. of Hueytown, Ala.; sisters, Frances Donaldson of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Ruby Faye Irvin of Dora, Ala.; grandchildren, Michael (Cheryl) Pless, Robert (Kristen) Pless, Christopher (Anthony) Brown and Toya (Cody) Lamm; and five great-grandchildren, Micah, Jorja, Josie, Kenleigh, and Kaiden.

Her parents; husband; sons, Michael and Steve; sisters, Margie Jane Haste, Josephine Bonnett, Johnnie Jones, Dorothy Ervin and Willie Mae Fairchild, and brothers, A.J. Mims Sr., A.C. Northcutt, Jimmie Mims, Charles Mims and James Donald Mims, preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

Phyllis Ann (George) Keith

Oct. 17, 1930 — April 28, 2017

Phyllis Ann Keith, 86, of Mitchell, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 5:17 p.m. surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

She was born in Bloomington on Oct. 17, 1930, to Foster George and Grace (Wagner) George. She attended Silverville, Needmore and Oolitic Schools. She married Wayne R. Keith on July 16, 1955, in New Albany, and he survives.

Phyllis had previously worked at RCA, Extruded Alloys and she was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne R. Keith of Mitchell; son, Randall Keith of Bedford; daughter, Kelly Keith Spencer and husband Michael of Bedford; brother, Larry (Mary) George of Mississippi; sisters, Peggy Popp, Patty McClintock and Penny (Sam) Rhoda, all of Bedford; eight nieces; and seven nephews their spouses and children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim George and Robert George; and sister, Priscilla George.

Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday May 6, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 6264 Sandpit Road, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janice (Hutton) Inman

July 26, 1932 — Feb. 1, 2017

Janice Hutton Inman, 84, of Avon, died Feb. 1, 2017.

She was the ninth child born to Fred and Maggie (Drehobl) Hutton in Bedford. She married John Inman of Odon, who preceded her in death in 1985. They were the parents of Jeffrey Inman, who survives, and Jerelyn Inman, who died in 1996. Also surviving are grandsons, Michael and David Inman.

Janice was a secretary who worked at the Crane Naval Warfare Center, Allison, the IRS, and the FAA. She worked at Avon Schools for 26 years and was a secretary to the superintendent of schools for 17 of those years.

After retirement, Janice wrote a book titled “The Heartbeat of Hendricks Community — Our Hospital,” a compilation of interviews with 80 hospital associates. All proceeds from the sale of this book were donated to the hospital. Janice and her late sister, Leona Jane Hutton Whittaker, then co-wrote a book titled “Hutton Memories.”

Janice was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, the hospital Auxiliary Guild and Cancer Support Group, and the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program. She also served on the Board of Washington Township Public Library in Avon.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 8, at St. Malachy Church in Brownsburg. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon, followed by interment.

All local arrangements entrusted to James W. Meng Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.

Joyce Tanksley

Joyce (Clouse) Tanksley, 81, Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell

May 03, 2017

Nila U. (McFadden) Clements

Jan. 23, 1928 — April 22, 2017

Nila U. Clements, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 8:35 p.m. at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born in Cherokee, Iowa, on Jan. 23, 1928, to Roy McFadden and Ruth (Taylor) McFadden, but was raised by Raymond Taylor and Eva (Roberts) Taylor. She married Charles Clements on June 25, 1945, in Texas and he preceded her in death.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington, was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1946, and was a member of Faith Mission Church in Bedford.

Survivors include four children, Tim Clements, Jon Clements, Joe Clements and Becky (Dwight) Keith all of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Nila was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sheila Hardwick; and grandson, Roger McKibben.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, at Faith Mission Church, 1817 26th Street, Bedford.

Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Ann (George) Keith

Oct. 17, 1930 — April 28, 2017

Phyllis Ann Keith, 86, of Mitchell passed away on Friday April 28, 2017, at 5:17 p.m. at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Bloomington on Oct. 17, 1930, to Foster George and Grace (Wagner) George. She attended Silverville, Needmore and Oolitic Schools. She married Wayne R. Keith on July 16, 1955, in New Albany and he survives.

Phyllis had previously worked at RCA, Extruded Alloys and she was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne R. Keith of Mitchell; son, Randall Keith of Bedford; daughter, Kelly Keith Spencer and husband Michael of Bedford; brother, Larry (Mary) Keith of Michigan; sisters, Peggy Popp, Patty McClintock and Penny (Sam) Rhoda, all of Bedford; eight nieces; and seven nephews their spouses and children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim George and Robert George and sister, Priscilla George.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 6264 Sandpit Road, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James P. ‘Jim’ Root

Nov. 28, 1935 — April 30, 2017

James “Jim” P. Root Sr., 81, of Shelbyville, formerly of Spencer and Bedford, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Homeview Nursing Home in Franklin.

He was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Lawrence County to Floy Arthur and Liberty Louise (Calloway) Root. Jim served in the United States Air Force Reserves. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in journalism, and a Master’s Degree from Cincinnati Bible College in theology.

Jim worked as a reporter for the Herald-Times and the Bedford Times-Mail. He was a reporter and sports announcer for WBIW radio in Bedford.

He also served as a minister for Solsberry Christian Church for eight years, then Spencer Christian Church for 24 years, as well as pastored part time for several small churches. He was a member of Fairland Christian Church.

James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis (Manzenberger) Root; children, Faith Parker (Gary), Krista Bowlby (Michael), James P. Root II (Lisa Munsey), and Leah Root; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Forrest Root.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 6, at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Pastor Byron Williams will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, Saturday at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Pinhook Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leah Jane Root Trust Fund in care of Mainsource Bank.

Online condolences may be made at www.westparrishpedigo.com.

David E. Feiner

David E. Feiner, 68, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Fayetteville Baptist Church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ora R. Thompson

Ora R. (Powell) Thompson, 93, Springville, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 02, 2017

Kenneth G. Case

Kenneth G. Case, 87, Mount Washington, Ky., formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven in Louisville. Funeral service will be at noon on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, Louisville.

David E. Feiner

David E. Feiner, 68, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 01, 2017

Jean (Lee) Powell

Sept. 3, 1923 — April 28, 2017

Jean Powell, 93, of Bedford, died at 7:47 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born Sept. 3, 1923, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert B. Lee and Ruby (Wicker) Lee. She married Jack Powell in 1946; he preceded her in death in 1997.

Jean was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1943; she attended LPN School after that and worked as an EEG Technician at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She also had worked for Dr. Scherschel.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, and had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Surviving are her daughter, Jill Webb of Bedford; one brother, Bob M. Lee of Bedford; and one sister Ann Rittmeyer of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Jack.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be considered to White River Humane Society, Bedford.

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

Knofel V. Mundy

March 20, 1934 — April 29, 2017

Knofel Vance Mundy, 83, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 20, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Paul Thomas and Eva Jane (Miller) Mundy. He married Loeda Williams June 27, 1953.

Knofel was employed 37 years at Carpenter Body Works, and then B.F. Goodrich. He retired from Otis Elevator.

Knofel was a 1952 graduate of Huron High School and a member of the First Church of God where he ushered 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Loeda Mundy of Bedford; children, Kim (Phil) Johnson of Bedford and Jeff (Susan) Mundy of Bedford; grandchildren, Jayne Grider, Alyson Grider, Michael Mundy and Megan Gillespie; stepgrandchildren, Debbie Kerr and Steve Johnson; five great-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janelle Grissom and Charlotte White.

His parents and brother, Nelson Mundy, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with The Rev. Trent Freed officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Lanny Williams, Kevin Lewis, Dallas Williams, Stephfan White, Brian Thompson and Steve Johnson.

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

Zackary J. McFarland

Nov. 19, 1959 — April 28, 2017

Zackary J. McFarland, 57, of Bedford, died Friday, April 28, at his residence.

Born Nov. 19, 1959, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Kenneth and Lois (Chastain) McFarland.

He was a respiratory therapist having worked in several hospitals. He was a member of the Odd Fellows. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his mother, Lois McFarland of Bedford; one sister, Denise, at home; five nieces and nephews, Teresa Caswell, Charles Garland Jr., Joseph Garland, Clayton Garland and Kenneth Garland; several great-nieces and great-nephews, and best friends, Dexter and Petunia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; one sister, Jennifer Cady; and one brother, John Gail McFarland.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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

Ashley Dawn (Barnes) Harris

March 16, 1987 — April 27, 2017

Ashley Dawn (Barnes) Harris, 30, passed away April 27, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 16, 1987, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Berlin and Veronica (Trippany) Barnes. She married Tony Randall Harris May 21, 2007.

Ashley worked at Best Western Hotel in French Lick.

Survivors include her husband, Tony Harris of Bedford; children, Noah of Kentucky, Jayden and Korben of Bedford, Robert of Bedford, and Arianna of Madison; parents, Berlin and Veronica Barnes of Mitchell; siblings, Luanna Russell of Muncie, Daisy Barnes of Mexico, Mo., April of Bloomington, Kevin of Aurora, Stacey Barnes of Indianapolis, Cheri Barnes of Cale, David Barnes of Mitchell, and Jeremy Barnes of Mitchell.

Cremation has been chosen with no service.

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

Regina M. Stiles

Regina Marie (Cameron) Stiles, 49, Mitchell, died Saturday. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements by Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

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