Obituaries — May 2018

May 31, 2018

David Allen Fletcher

April 17, 1934—May 28, 2018

David Allen Fletcher, 84, passed away May 28, 2018.

He was born April 17, 1934, in Mitchell, IN, to the late Otha and Louise (Logan) Fletcher. David was a 1952 graduate of Mitchell High School, lettering in basketball, baseball and track. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University School of Business in 1956, where he was also a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the Marching Hundred.

David proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and married his childhood sweetheart, Joan Ramey. He was employed with Indiana Bell/Ameritech for 36 years, retiring in 1991. David was a proud IU fan and was a season ticketholder for over 60 years in both football and basketball. Most of all, David cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren, passionately supporting all of their endeavors. He is their number one fan.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Road in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church, 139 N. 8th St., Mitchell, IN, with visitation at 1 p.m.

David is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joan Fletcher; sons, Mark Allen and John David (Kristine) Fletcher; grandchildren, Clayton Allen, Kyle David, Broc Harrison and Haylie Evangeline Fletcher; and brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Burton. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maralyn Burton; and brother-in-law, Larry Ramey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. www.shirleybrothers.com.

Toni Elaine Bruhy

Toni Elaine (Henderson) Bruhy, 71, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. today at Fayetteville Baptist Church in Bedford. Services will be 6 p.m. today at the church. Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society of Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Gerald Dean Whitted

April 19, 1930—May 29, 2018

Gerald Dean Whitted went to heaven on May 29, 2018, peacefully at home at age 88. Gerald is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie (Fountain) Whitted; sons, Alan (Billie) Whitted, Doug (Kim) Whitted; and daughter, Rheadawn (George) Street; grandchildren, Cindi (Jon) Haulk, Michelle (Joel) Norris, Caleb (Jodi) Whitted, Alex (Teresha) Whitted, Audrey (Travis) Walters, Brian Street, Micah (Malcam) Whitted and Austin (Darci) Whitted; and great grandchildren, Hadley Haulk, Daxton Haulk, Colden Norris, Karalyn Norris, Mary Claire Whitted, Ryker Haulk and Lyndi Whitted.

Gerald was born in Heltonville to Oval and Louie (Allen) Whitted on April 19,1930. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1949. He married Marjorie (Fountain) Whitted on January 13,1951, in Heltonville. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 to serve in the Korean War, and was discharged in 1955 with an honorable characterization of service, having been awarded the National Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After leaving the military service, Gerald started working on the line at Arvin in 1956. He retired from Arvin in 1986 after advancing from the line to foreman and then eventually night superintendent at the 17th Street plant in Columbus, Indiana. Gerald has been a long-time member at Mundell Christian Church. Over the years, Gerald has served as an elder, deacon, superintendent, treasurer and trustee. Gerald was an accomplished high school athlete and lifelong fan of all types of sports. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren and all their activities, but especially watching them play basketball. Gerald was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed the farming life.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Mundell Christian Church, located at 864 Mundell Church Road, Heltonville, Indiana. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. with the funeral and burial immediately following, and reception thereafter at the church. Minister John Wisely will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend. Arrangements were made with Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

May 30, 2018

Sondra (Kinser) Moody

March 26, 1943 — May 27, 2018

Sondra Moody, 75, of Bedford, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at her residence.

Born March 26, 1943, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Ervin and Waneeta (Hillenburg) Kinser. She had been employed at the Greystone Hotel and had been a child care provider before becoming disabled. She was a member of the Heltonville Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and collecting angel figurines.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Moody and wife, Tiffany of Orleans; a daughter, Tracy Tuell and husband, Kenny of Heltonville; two sisters, Patricia Adcock and husband, Curtis, and Judy Ikerd, all of Heltonville; grandchildren, Tory (Sarah) Moody, Mitchell Moody and Trinity Moody; a great- granddaughter, Victorya Moody; a great-grandson, T.J. Moody; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Donna Jean (Laney) Alexander

Aug. 23, 1948 — May 25, 2018

Donna Jean Alexander Laney, age 69, of Bedford, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House. Born Aug. 23, 1948, in Seymour, Indiana. Donna is survived by her brother, Earl Laney and fiance Susan Heller of Norman; two nephews, Toby and Chad Laney and one great-nephew Logan Laney, all of Norman.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation was chosen, and no formal services will be held at this time. Memorials can be made at the funeral home to the Donna Alexander Memorial Fund. Friends can sign the guest book or share a memory at www.WoodlawnFamilyFuneral.com.

Charles Eugene ‘Chuck’ Strunk

June 9, 1962 — May 25, 2018

Charles “Chuck” Strunk, 55, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, at his residence.

Born June 9, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Donald Eugene and Eva Delores (Hughes) Strunk.

He formerly worked at George’s Gateway.

Chuck was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1980. He attended Crossroads Church and Highview Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Amanda Strunk, of Bloomington; two brothers, Jackie Strunk and Jimmy D. (Luann) Strunk, both of Bedford; one sister, Regina L. (Pat) Embree, of Springville; and nieces and nephews, Brandi, Sarah, Ashley, Patrick, Aaron and Nathan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and niece, Courtney Strunk.

Cremation was chosen, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

Gerald Dean Whitted

April 19, 1930 — May 29, 2018

Gerald Dean Whitted went to heaven on May 29, 2018, peacefully at home at age 88.

Gerald is survived by his wife Marjorie (Fountain) Whitted of 67 years; sons Alan (Billie) Whitted and Doug (Kim) Whitted; daughter Rheadawn (George) Street; grandchildren: Cindi (Jon) Haulk, Michelle (Joel) Norris, Caleb (Jodi) Whitted, Alex (Teresha) Whitted, Audrey (Travis) Walters, Brian Street, Micah (Malcam) Whitted and Austin (Darci) Whitted; and great grandchildren: Hadley Haulk, Daxton Haulk, Colden Norris, Karalyn Norris, Mary Claire Whitted, Ryker Haulk and Lyndi Whitted.

Gerald was born in Heltonville to Oval and Louie (Allen) Whitted on April 19, 1930. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1949. He married Marjorie (Fountain) Whitted on January 13, 1951 in Heltonville.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 to serve in the Korean War and was discharged in 1955 with an honorable characterization of service, having been awarded the National Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After leaving military service, Gerald started working on the line at Arvin in 1956. He retired from Arvin in 1986 after advancing from the line to foreman and then eventually night superintendent at the 17th Street plant in Columbus, Indiana. Gerald has been a longtime member at Mundell Christian Church.

Over the years, Gerald served as an elder, deacon, superintendent, treasurer and trustee. Gerald was an accomplished high school athlete and a lifelong fan of all types of sports. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren and all of their activities, but especially watching them play basketball. Gerald was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed the farming life.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Mundell Christian Church located at 864 Mundell Church Road, Heltonville, Indiana. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. with the funeral and burial immediately following and reception thereafter at the church. Minister John Wisely will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend. Arrangements were made with Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Toni Elaine (Henderson) Bruhy

Memorial services for Toni Elaine (Henderson) Bruhy, 71, of Bedford, who died May 27, will be at 6 p.m. with visitation from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Fayetteville Baptist Church, Bedford. Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

May 29, 2018

James Lewis Ratliff

Feb. 22, 1938 — May 27, 2018

James Lewis Ratliff, 80, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Feb. 22, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Earl and Mildred Marie (Bell) Ratliff. He married Phyllis Anne Walls April 16, 1960.

Jim had been employed at RCA and was a member of Carpenter Millwright Local No. 1076. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and a 1956 graduate of Mitchell High School. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Anne Ratliff of Mitchell; children, Anita (Darren) Harrell of Bedford, Anthony “Tony” Ratliff of Bloomington and Anne (Chris) Mullins of Orleans; grandchildren, Nathan Harrell, Ethan Harrell, Brandon Harrell, Kayla Ratliff, Emily Evans, Audrey Wilson and Amelia Mullins; great-grandchildren, Tucker and Abby Evans; and siblings, Lois Marie Terrell of Mitchell, Ronald Earl Ratliff of Florida, Patricia Ann Arnold of Mitchell, Richard Joseph Ratliff of Florida, Kenneth Eugene Ratliff of Bedford, Linda Kay Ratliff of Mitchell, Margaret Ellen Pluris of Florida and Charles Edward Ratliff of Florida.

His parents preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Don White and Brother Walter Hunter officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9107. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Linda “Susie” Poole

Feb. 18, 1949 — May 25, 2018

Linda Poole, 69, of Greenwood and formerly of Bedford, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Friday, May 25 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN.

Born in Lawrence County, IN on Feb. 18, 1949, she was the daughter of John F. Poole and Idabelle (Tincher) Meadows. She retired from AT&T as a directory assistance operator after 27 years and custodian for Oakland City University, Bedford.

Surviving is her son, Jon Poole and his wife, Tina of Greenwood; two brothers, Freeland “Butch” Poole and Rick D. Poole, both of Bedford; aunt Jacquie Gardner of Bloomfield and uncle Bill Tincher of Bedford; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents and stepmother, Vera C. Poole

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Ralph “Frog” Poole officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Day & Carter Mortuary and on Thursday, May 31, from noon until the hour of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.daycarter.com.

Sherri Harding

April 2, 1962 — May 26, 2018

Sherri Lynn Harding, 56, of Washington, Indiana, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Evansville, Indiana.

She was born on April 2, 1962, in Lawrence County, Indiana to Lloyd M. and Helen (Marrow) Turner. Sherri graduated high school from Bedford North Lawrence in 1980. She earned a degree in cosmetology. Sherri married John Harding on July 2, 1988. She was a dispatcher for the Washington City Police Department for 16 years. Sherri worked for Southwest Medical Service for six and a half years. She loved her dogs and enjoyed crocheting.

Sherri was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Helen Turner.

Sherri is survived by her loving husband, John Harding; her daughter, Ivy Harding; her grandchildren, Lillian Harding, Jaxon Sizemore, Alice Coleman; her siblings, Mike Turner of Washington State, Bill Turner of Washington, IN, Pat Turner of Washington, In, Jean Werderitch of Danville, Ky; her brother and sister-in-laws; Gerri Ann Fortner of Cullman, Al, Henry Harding of Cullman, Al, Sarah Elrod-Ausbrook of Washington, In, William (Dana) Harding of Montgomery, In, Mark Harding of Montgomery, IN, Liz Tinkle of Montgomery, In, and Cheryl Harding of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery, In on Thursday, May 31, 2018, 11 a.m. with Pastor Adam Conder officiating. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee, Ind.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery, Ind.

Online Condolences can be made at www.blakefuneralhomes.com

Blake and Wagler Funeral home handles the arrangements.

Sondra (Kinser) Moody

Sondra (Kinser) Moody, 75, of Bedford, died Sunday, May 27. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 27, 2018

June (Godsey) Christenberry Williams

Jan. 24, 1937 — May 25, 2018

June (Godsey) Christenberry Williams, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, at her residence. Born January 24, 1937, in Pine Knot, Kentucky, she was the daughter of George and Nola (Moore) Godsey.

She was married to James Christenberry for 26 years, having six children. She later married Steven Williams, and he passed away on June 7, 2016. She is survived by three daughters, Janet (Christopher) Allen of Bedford, Judy Brummett of Bedford, Jane Lagenour of Bedford; three sons, Bill (Mary) Christenberry of Bedford, Jack Christenberry of Bedford and John (Darla) Christenberry of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; stepson, Kevin Williams and stepdaughter, Julie Pinell; two brothers, Ray Godsey of Bedford and Harold Godsey of Bedford; two sisters, Jane Franklin of Spencer and Mary Ayers of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and two sisters, Relda Girtman and Judy Brough. June was a member of the Burgoon Church and a member of Bedford Senior Citizens.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Burgoon Church, with Pastor Harold Godsey and Pastor John Woods officiating. Burial will be in Burgoon Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Rev. Robert S. Clendening

Dec. 9, 1938 — May 25, 2018

Rev. Robert S. “Bob” Clendening, age 79, the Pastor of Grace Fellowship Assembly of God Church in Bloomington, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening at his residence after a long illness.

Born December 9, 1938, in Bloomington, he was the son of William Strickland and Pauline (Zike) Clendening. Robert was ordained at Clear Creek Christian Church in 1977 and was a licensed minister with the Assembly of God Churches.

He served in the Army National Guard (Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 150th Artillery) for six years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bonnie Jean (Condra) Clendening, of Bloomington; his son, Robert Charles (Robin) Clendening, of Avon, IN; his two daughters, Tamara Jean (Craig) Johnson, of Holly Springs, NC, and Angela Sue (Rick) Finchum, of Pittsboro, IN; one brother, Gary (Linda) Clendening, of Ellettsville; one sister, Jackie Bowen, of Ellettsville; and seven grandchildren, Meg, Hayden, Delayna, Caleb, Cassidy, Anthony and Jake.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Barbara Lugar, Patricia Evans, Vivian Masters and Nancy Skirvin.

Known as “Pastor Bob” by most, and “Sonny” by many in his hometown of Ellettsville, Bob graduated from Ellettsville High School in 1957.

He became a stone cutter, serving his apprenticeship at the Fagan Mill with his father-in-law, Charles Condra, and worked several decades in numerous mills around Monroe and Lawrence counties. His stone work is included in structures such as the National Cathedral, the Holocaust Museum, the new Yankee Stadium and a memorial bench inside Memorial Stadium at Indiana University.

He was called into the ministry in the mid-1970s, and pastored at Maple Grove Christian Church, Guthrie Christian Church, Elnora Christian Church and Grace Fellowship Assembly of God. Bob was also a lifelong fan of Indiana University football and basketball.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Free Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com.

Linda S. Poole

Linda S. “Susie” Poole, 69, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 26, 2018

Marian Ann (Plake) Mitchell

March 25, 1932 — May 25, 2018

Marian Ann Mitchell, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018, at her residence.

Born March 25, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Forrest E. and Oma May (Sipes) Plake. She first married Jackie Dean George, and he passed away in 1962. She later married Fred E. Mitchell, and he passed in 2012.

Marian worked in the kitchen of the North Lawrence Community Schools and was a missionary for Looney Missions in Mexico. She was a charter member of the Hillcrest Christian Church and was a member of New Union Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Jackie (Michael) Kuster; one son, Dale E. George; two stepchildren, Pam (Dan) Deckard and Rick (Judy) Mitchell; two grandchildren, Jason Kuster and Brian Kuster; three step-grandchildren, Melanie Johnson, Matthew Deckard and Derrick Mitchell; three great-grandchildren, Peyton Kuster, Abigail Kuster and Nathan Kuster; three step-great-grandchildren, Amber (Kyle) Hatfield, Kyla Deckard, Harlee Mitchell and Ava Mitchell; and one great-great-granddaughter, Olivia Kuster. She is also survived by one sister, Cindy Bodenhamer; and several nieces and nephews.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Kevin Carty officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday, May 29 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.FergusonLee.com.

Mae Caudill

Mae Caudill, 81, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

May 25, 2018

Alan Gene Yocom

March 9, 1956 — May 22, 2018

Alan Gene Yocom, 62, of Avoca, passed away on May 22, 2018 in Bedford.

Born in Greencastle, March 9, 1956, Alan was raised by the Rev. W.J. Yocom Sr. and Vera Mae (Follett) Yocom. He married Margaret Ann Verbais of Springfield, Illinois, in 1978, and the couple had four children.

In 1986, the family moved to Colorado, where Alan worked for AT&T until an on-the-job injury resulted in a permanent disability. In 2006, Alan relocated to his home state of Indiana.

An avid animal lover, Alan could never turn away an animal in need, including many dogs (specifically Norwegian elkhounds), cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, and even mice throughout his 62 years of life. He could often be found sitting in a favorite outdoor spot, listening to music and watching the stars, trying to pinpoint particular planets and constellations.

His friends and family will miss his sense of humor and whimsy, both of which always seemed to be in full supply.

Alan is survived by his children, Sarah Rumple of Denver, Colorado, Kate Yocom (Joe Vignali) of Springfield, Illinois, Emily Yocom (Michael Peake) of Denver, Colorado and Matthew Yocom of Avoca; his grandchildren, Henry Rumple and Brooklyn Vignali; a sister, Susan L. Grubb; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Wilbur and Vera; and three siblings, Marilyn, Kay and Joe.

An informal gathering to celebrate Alan’s life will be held at one of his favorite restaurants, Mother Bear’s Pizza Campus (1428 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, Indiana), from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Bloomington Animal Care and Control (3410 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, Indiana, 47401) in Alan’s memory.

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

Melvin L. Jack Rowe

July 7, 1930 — May 22, 2018

Melvin L. Jack Rowe, 87, went to be with his savior Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 7, 1930, in Carthage, Missouri, he was the son of Bill and Opal (McGuire) Rowe. He married Virginia Rose Alexander Sept. 2, 1958, and she preceded him in death July 9, 2012.

Jack was an evangelist throughout the world for 44 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his daughter, Shirley Mitchell of Augusta, Georgia; son, Darryl Rowe of Campbellsburg; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Charles Rowe, Jean McLaughlin, William Rowe Jr., and Patricia Howard, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Ronnie Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Darlena G. Kelley

Darlena Gay Kelley, 58, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 24, 2018

Melvin L. Jack Rowe

Melvin L. Jack Rowe, 87, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 23, 2018

Mary Alice (Byers) Dillman

March 13, 1928 — May 21, 2018

Mary Alice Dillman, 90, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at her residence.

Born March 13, 1928, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Perry Claude and Margaret (Hedge) Byers. She married Eugene Dillman Sept. 14, 1947.

Mary Alice was a homemaker and a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946 and was a very talented quilt maker, excellent cook, and historian.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Dillman of Mitchell; daughter, Kathy (Jay) Cook of Columbus; and son, Ryan Drew (Alberta “Peaches”) Dillman of Bedford; grandchildren, Jesse Goodpaster, Jacob Cook, Shelby Foury, Sammy Dillman, and Ian Dillman; and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents and brother, Bill Byers, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Ralph Burris and Brother Rick Leach officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

William Patrick ‘Pat’ McNeely

Aug. 23, 1946 — May 22, 2018

William Patrick “Pat” McNeely, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 23, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald S. and Dorothy (Stroud) McNeely. He married Cathy Elaine George April 25, 1969, and she preceded him in death March 11, 2018.

“Pat” retired from General Motors with 30 years of service. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964 and was also a graduate of Barber School. “Pat” was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed solitaire, fishing, singing, and dancing with Cathy.

Survivors include his daughters, Cindy Ann (Mike) Fanger of Bloomington and Misty Dawn (Dan) Wagner of Mitchell; grandchildren, Chase Patrick Cleveland, Michael Tyler Fanger, Mary Caitlin Fanger, all of Bloomington; brother, Michael (Joyce) McNeely of Alabama; and sister, Kathy (Buddy) Bolton of Mitchell.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Annette S. Thompson

Annette Sue (Barksdale) Thompson, 69, Bedford, formerly of Paoli, died Monday. There will be no public visitation and cremation was chosen by family. A private burial will take place at Paoli Community Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli.

May 22, 2018

Marcella ‘June’ Beavers

Sept. 25, 1933 — May 20, 201

Marcella “June” Beavers, 84, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the IU Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Mitchell. She was the daughter of Stanley E. and Hazel (DeWeese) Smith and daughter-in-law of Emery and Ila Beavers. She married William D. Beavers on June 24, 1953, at the Avoca Baptist Church, Avoca. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary next month.

June graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and stayed in contact with her surviving classmates to this date.

June was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church and was previously employed by the Sears & Roebuck catalog store and later the Bedford National Bank.

June’s family was her life! She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She provided support, life lessons and loving inspired compassion to all. She enjoyed her housework, outdoors, flowers, pictures, knitting, crocheting and quilting.

Surviving are husband, William D. Beavers of Bedford; one son, Greg Beavers of Bloomington; two daughters, Tami and husband Jody Clampitt of Heltonville and Tracy Blyeth of Bedford and son-in-law Patrick Blyeth of Florida; five grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Chris McLeod of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Joseph and wife Serena Clampitt of Bedford, Josten and husband Casey Fish of Columbus, Addison Blyeth of Westminster, Colorado and Joshua Clampitt of Davenport, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Paige, Finn and Zoey McLeod and Rowan Fish.

She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, (visitation for one hour prior to service) with the Rev. Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial to follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Mount Pleasant Christian Church Youth Group.

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

Jeremiah Lee Murphy

May 15, 1981 — May 18, 2018

Jeremiah Lee Murphy, 37, of Springville, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018.

He was born on May 15, 1981, in Bloomington, the son of Robbyn (Parker) Murphy and Gary Murphy.

Jeremiah graduated in 1999 from Eastern Greene High School. He went on to become the owner and operator of Murphy’s HVAC, LLC. He was most recently the Lead HVAC Installer at Truesdel Heating and Cooling.

Jeremiah enjoyed watching and playing basketball, softball, and going fishing. He was a true jokester who enjoyed spending time with his friends, but his number one passion was his daughter, Samantha.

Jeremiah is survived by his daughter, Samantha Murphy; mother, Robbyn Murphy; father, Gary Murphy; along with countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William Eli Murphy; grandparents, Roy Parker, Marjorie Parker, William Murphy and Erma Marxson.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery.

You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence at www.allencares.com.

Erin Nichole (Endris) May

April 15, 1976 — May 19, 2018

Erin Nichole (Endris) May, 42, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, surrounded by family.

Erin was born in Denver, Colorado on April 15, 1976, to Vince and Lynn Endris.

Erin worked for Indiana University as a contract manager, specifying in scientific and medical research. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Erin loved the outdoors and spending time with her family and dog, Kostya.

She was adventurous, loving, generous, and funny. She had an infectious smile and loved her daughter, Cean, more than anything in the world. Erin had a love for music and foreign films. She made a great impression on this world and will be missed by many.

Erin is survived by her husband, Jack May; her daughter, Cean Endris of Bloomington; her parents, Vince and Lynn Endris of Bedford; two sisters, Sarah Endris (Jon Stedge) and Katie Harmon (Daniel); grandchildren, Javonn Sims, Keyerra Sims, Jackson Bailey and Kayliegh Bailey; grandparents, Clifford and Mary Lou Barnes; and stepdaughter, Darcey Bailey (Marvin); nieces and nephews, Ty and Gavin Stedge-Endris, Maxwell Harmon, Eleanor Harmon, and Kaela Ricket; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Sycamore Farm, 1720 West That Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Foundation in memory of Erin Endris May.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, have been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to Erin’s family at www.allencares.com.

May 21, 2018

Carl E. Waggoner

Sept. 22, 1939 — May 18, 2018

Carl E. Waggoner, 78, of Springville, died at 11:20 a.m., on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 22, 1939, in Martin County, he was the son of Ralph and Flossie (Rush) Waggoner. He married Shirley Parker Sept. 19, 1958, and she preceded him in death Aug. 21, 2016.

He was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include his children, Terry Waggoner and wife Shawn, Carla Payton and Chris Waggoner and wife Jami; nine grandchildren, Byron Waggoner, Evett Waggoner, Andrew Waggoner, Aaron Waggoner, Tevin Payton, Shelby England, Kali Payton, Randa Payton and Gracie Waggoner; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers; and a granddaughter in infancy.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Tuesday, May 22, at Lowder Cemetery with Pastor Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Lowder Cemetery.

Carl’s wish was to have no visitation.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America through Day & Carter Mortuary or at www.alzfdn.org.

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

Jeremiah L. Murphy

Jeremiah Lee Murphy, 37, Springville, died Friday, May 18. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.

Marcella June Beavers

Marcella June Beavers, 84, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

May 20, 2018

Carl E. Waggoner

Carl E. Waggoner, 78, of Springville, died Friday. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be noon Tuesday at Lowder Cemetery in Springville. Arrangements are being handled by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 19, 2018

Shely Leigh (Bennett) Sykes

July 15, 1972 — May 15, 2018

Shely Leigh (Bennett) Sykes, 45, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Dallas, Texas, July 15, 1972, to Mick Bennett and Carole (Bennett) Bennett. She married Dennis Sykes in 2018, and he survives.

Shely was a Millwright and worked in construction.

Survivors include her father, Mick Bennett of Bedford; her mother, Carole Bennett of Bloomington; her husband, Dennis Sykes of Bedford; two daughters, Denisa Tolbert and Emma Tolbert, both of Bedford; two sons, Caleb Colbert and Colton Colbert, both of Bedford; one sister, Jamie Hancock of Fayetteville, and two brothers, Joshua D. Bennett of Bloomington, and Michael Bennett of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

No funeral services are scheduled with a celebration of life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Dean McFarland

July 27, 1957 — May 18, 2018

Samuel Dean McFarland, 60, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 27, 1957, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Samuel Dwight and Elva Mae (Conner) McFarland. He married Kathy Renee Whalin Aug. 21, 1981.

He had been employed with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Sam was an U. S. Army and Indiana National Guard veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy McFarland of Orleans; children, Joseph Dwight McFarland of Mitchell and Brittani Ann McFarland of Orleans; grandchildren, Temper L. Deaver, Joseph M. McFarland, Korbin James Dean Ikerd and Addison Leighann-Renee Ikerd; and siblings, Betty Pruett of Mitchell, Kathy Kirk of Mitchell, Sandy Bambusch of Mitchell, and Shawn McFarland of Indianapolis.

His parents and brothers, Steve McFarland and Scott McFarland, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Iris M. Hodgin

Iris M. Hodgin, 102, Indianapolis, formerly of Orleans, died Friday, May 18. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Peggy (Stannard) Vandal

Peggy (Stannard) Vandal, 74, Indianapolis, died Thursday, May, 17. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 18, 2018

Samuel Dean McFarland

Samuel Dean McFarland, 60, Orleans, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 15, 2018

Geraldine “Jerri” (Gilbert) Smith

June 18, 1936 — May 13, 2018

Geraldine “Jerri” Smith, 81, of Bedford, died at 6:21 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Westview Nursing & Rehab

Born June 18, 1936, in Horsecreek/Manchester, Kentucky, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Bob Gilbert and Frances (Burnette) Gilbert-Baker. She married Larry G. Smith on April 4, 1958, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2014.

She was a homemaker and former member of the Bedford and Harrodsburg Assembly of God Churches. She had served as the president for Area Christian Television (ACT) which became Channel 42 Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). She devoted many years of service to the Assemblies of God Lake Placid Camp Ground in Hartford City.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, John W. Smith and Robin of Lexington, and his daughter, Amber King and Barry of Bedford; Steve Smith of Bloomington and daughters, Stephanie Harbison and Zach of Bloomington, Bailey Smith of Boston and Lexie Smith of Bloomington, and their mother, Beth Smith of Bloomington; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Everette Baker; husband; and a sister, Lois Maxine Fleenor.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Shane Brunner officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m .on Wednesday, May 16 at the mortuary.

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

Hansel Wayne Spires

Nov. 27, 1928 — May 13, 2018

Hansel Wayne Spires, 89, of Bedford, died at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Opal and Thelma (Bush) Spires. He married Julia Deckard Norman on Jan. 22, 1980, and she survives.

He was a master mechanic and heavy equipment operator for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

He was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and Union Local No. 841.

Survivors include his wife, Julia of Bedford; two daughters, Connie Lynne (Gene) Pennington of Bloomington and Carole Lea (Mark) Brown of Spencer; a stepson, Kenneth Norman (Lou) Brewster of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Tammy Elaine Norman of Bedford; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Brown of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Candace Spires (in infancy); and a brother, Charles “Gene” Spires.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown and Pastor Paul Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

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

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

William C. Addis

William C. Addis, 92, Millry, Alabama, died Thursday, May 10. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Shady Springs Pentecostal Camp in Norman. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the camp. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 14, 2018

Virgil LeRoss “Le” Corbin

July 27, 1940 — May 12, 2018

Virgil LeRoss “Le” Corbin, 77, of Bedford died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 27, 1940, he was the son of George and Mamie (Salts) Corbin. He married Jan Crutchfield on March 25, 1967, and she survives.

He was an engineer, retiring from General Motors in 1990. Le never stopped learning and was still engineering this winter in Florida. He converted a Trailways bus into a motorhome after his retirement.

Le had a deep faith and witnessed by example. He was affiliated with the Church of God of Anderson, and most recently attended Donica Church of God. He loved to travel, bird hunt, fish, play cards with family and friends. Vacationing with family was very important to him, especially annual trips to Michigan and Florida. Visiting every state in the US, he especially loved Florida, Alaska, and Colorado. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved being “Pop” to his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jan of Bedford; two sons: David Corbin and Brandi and Michael Corbin and his wife Jerri, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jordan and his wife Allison, Jon, Sydney (his favorite granddaughter), Tucker, Houston, and Wyatt; one brother, Gary Corbin and his wife Sheila of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Nouhad Melki and Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty Jean (Walker) Frazier

Oct. 14, 1926 — May 11, 2018

Betty Jean Walker Frazier, 91, of Bedford, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born October 14, 1926, in Blackford County, she was the daughter of A. Clyde and Edith (Schwarzkopf) Fox. She married Thurman Theodore Walker Jr., Nov. 23, 1945, in Muncie; he preceded her in death in 1971.

Betty worked at White Weather Farm in Muncie until 1982 as the secretary of the wholesale grocer.

Surviving are one son, Larry Theodore (Bettye) Walker, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Larry (Melissa) Walker Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, and Michelle (Devin) Clouse, of Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Private family services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at the Elm Ridge Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Muncie.

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

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

Gloria Dawn Canada

May 31, 1955 — May 12, 2018

Gloria Dawn (Harnish) Canada, 62, of Bloomington, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House.

Born May 31, 1955, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Byrl and Phyllis (Hoskins) Harnish. She married Jeffrey S. Canada, on July 4, 1987. Along with Jeffrey and Steve Connor, she was a co-founder and co-director of International Leadership Initiatives, Inc. and a former member of the Bloomington/Bedford MLS as a licensed Realtor.

She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and the MIE Church in Anagni, Italy. For the past 12-plus years, Gloria dedicated her life to mentoring and encouraging youth and young adults in as many as 20 countries. She has impacted many lives around the world, her legacy and influence will continue for generations.

Survivors include husband, Jeffrey Canada; sisters, Kathyrn (Terry) Simmons and Linda (Harnish) Knapp; brother, Byrl (Lennie) Harnish Jr.; son, Richard “Marc” (Shavonne) Jackson; daughters, Angela (Billy) Downing, Jennifer (Eric) McCormick; granddaughters, Savannah and Brooklynn Downing, Maliyah Hale, Arionna Jackson, Emily McCormick; grandsons, Brannon McCormick, Clayton McCormick, Mason, McCormick, Jonathon Wood, Phillip Downing, Robert Downing, Andrew Downing, Steven Hurst Jr., Roman Jackson, and Steven McGlocklin; great-grandchildren, Abigail Downing, Liam Downing and Bentleey McGlocklin; and several nieces and nephews.

Gloria would tell you she has many “adopted children” from around the world, and she loved them all as her own.

She is preceded in death by her father Byrl L. Harnish, mother Phyllis E. Harnish, and nephew Joseph E. Knapp.

A Celebration service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, with Mark Fugate officiating. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Hillcrest Christian Church and from 10 until the service on Wednesday.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers; friends consider memorial contributions be made to “The Italian Mission”, tax deductible donations can be made online @ www.intleader.org/support/ or checks can be made out to Hillcrest Christian Church, please mark “Italian Mission” in memo.

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

H. Wayne Spires

H. Wayne Spires, 89, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Geraldine “Jerri” Smith

Geraldine “Jerri” Smith, 81, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Michael Dale Deckard Sr.

Michael Dale Deckard Sr., of Heltonville, died Sunday. May 13. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be announced. Arrangements are by Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society.

May 13, 2018

Gloria Dawn Canada

Gloria Dawn Canada, 62, of Bloomington, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 12, 2018

Willabelle Elsie (Brim) Hunter

May 2, 1934 — May 9, 2018

Willabelle Elsie Hunter, 84, of Granbury, Texas, formerly of Norman, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Texas.

Born May 2, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leonard H. and Bernice (Croucher) Brim. She married Everett L. Hunter on May 17, 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2004. She retired as a kindergarten aide from Lincoln Elementary School and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharlene (Philip) Smith, of Williams and Darlene (Donald) Atchison, of Granbury, Texas; two granddaughters, Carrie (Timothy) Smith and Carmen Davis, both of Granbury, Texas; two grandsons, Derek (Ellen) Smith and Darren Smith, both of Williams; three great-grandsons, Cale Davis, River Smith, and Canyon Smith, all of Granbury, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Sierra Smith of Granbury, Texas; two brothers, Leonard Harold Brim, of Florida, and Robert (Susie) Brim, of Heltonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Emogene Fountain and Mabel Bryant; two brothers, Carl Brim (in infancy) and Philip Brim; three half-brothers, Onis and Ervan Brim and Perry Croucher; a half-sister, Mary Shankland.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14 in Mundell Christian Church Cemetery with Walter Hunter officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2:30 pm on Monday, May 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Mundell Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

May 11, 2018

William ‘Bill’ Asbery

Dec. 8, 1944 — May 9, 2018

William “Bill” Asbery, 73, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Born December 8, 1944, in Burgin, Kentucky, he was the son of Charlie E. Asbery and Lillian (Selch) Reed. He married Judy C. Mundy, and they have been married 53 years.

Bill was a sales representative for many years and retired from Culverts Plus. He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. Bill enjoyed fishing, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and car club competitions.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Asbery of Mitchell; daughters, Kimberly (Jon) Allen of Mitchell, Jodi Lynn Mundy of Mitchell; grandchildren, Victoria (fiancé, Ben) and Leyton Allen, Caroline and Nick Mundy; and sister, Evelyn Reynolds of Burgin, Kentucky.

His parents and brothers, John Edward “Eddie” Asbery, Hubert Asbery and J. R. Asbery, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Valentine, Darrell Smith and Joe Martin officiating.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jon Allen, Leyton Allen, Guy Mundy, Nick Mundy, Jerry Asbery, Barry Collins, Cory Collins and Justin Graves.

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

Rebecca (Kirkman) Case

Rebecca (Kirkman) Case, 34, of Bedford, died Thursday. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dorothy S. (Mattingly) Perkins

Dorothy S. (Mattingly) Perkins, 75, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Cremation was chosen, and there will be no funeral. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Willabelle Hunter

Willabelle Elsie (Brim) Hunter, 84, of Granbury, Texas, formerly of Norman, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 10, 2018

Leland Ray Crane

March 29, 1937 — May 8, 2018

Leland Ray Crane, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 29, 1937, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Ray and Wilma (Sneed) Crane.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the Class of 1955.

Leland retired after 22 years in the United States Navy, stationed in Florida twice, Norfolk, Virginia, Hawaii twice, Azores, Morocco, and at the time of retirement he was working at the Pentagon, for the second time. He also served on the USS Rooks, in Cuba. He retired from Crane after 20 years. Leland also owned All Star Cards and Crane’s Greenhouse in Bedford.

Surviving are son, Russell Crane, of Somerset, Kentucky; daughter, Shannon (Shane) Dorsett, of Bedford; sons, Sean (Shelley) Waldrip, of Worthville, Kentucky and Josh Waldrip, of Bedford; grandchildren, Bryan Crane, who was raised in his home; Jesse Smith, of Oak Harbor, Washington, Jasmyn and Brianna Dorsett, of Bedford, Billy, Xandra, Emily, and Curtis Waldrip, of Worthville, Kentucky, and Ashlynn and Hayden Waldrip, of Bedford; great-grandson, Griffin; sister, Rita (Crane) Tincher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Ray Crane; one daughter, Susan Crane Smith; and brother, Tom Crane.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service hour Saturday at the funeral chapel.

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

William C. ‘Bill’ Asbery

William C. “Bill” Asbery, 73, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

May 09, 2018

Charles R. Bridges Jr.

April 8, 1959 — May 7, 2018

Charles R. Bridges Jr., 59, of Mitchell, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 8, 1959, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles R. and Edna (Poll) Bridges.

He worked at Indiana Steel for 38 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie P. Bridges-Rogers and Kaylee J. (James Steward) Bridges; four grandchildren, Erica Creasy, Adrian Rogers, Ellie Davis and Zeke Steward; one great-grandson, Trenton Creasy; two brothers, Michael (Alice) Bridges and David (Lori) Bridges; several nieces and nephews; and the mother of his children, Robyn Bridges.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chris Bridges.

Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

May 08, 2018

Thomas Edward ‘Doc’ Reynolds

May 5, 1928 — May 7, 2018

Thomas Edward “Doc” Reynolds, 90, of Bedford, died at 12:18 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born May 5, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Chesley and Daisy (Prather) Reynolds. He married Norma J. Myers and she preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2017.

He owned the Marathon station and was a die cast operator and guard at General Motors. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and served in Korea during the war. He was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, where he enjoyed playing cards. He enjoyed farming in his spare time and after retirement, hosted many croquet gatherings.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Pittman and husband Paul; a son, Lincoln Reynolds and wife Melanie, all of Bedford; a son-in-law, Jean “Butch” LeJeune of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Jason Reynolds of Bedford, Christine LeJeune Mayes and husband Grant of Columbus, Ohio, J.T. LeJeune and companion Laura Hunsucker of Bloomington; a brother, Kenny Reynolds of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, LeeAnn Reynolds LeJeune; sisters, Alice Raines, Jean Nickless, and Maxine Jackson; and a brother, Bob Reynolds.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 11 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. 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 1 p.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, 515 ‘X’ Street, Bedford or the White River Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Bedford.

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

Larence Franklin ‘Bud’ Kirkman

Dec. 20, 1936 — May 6, 2018

Larence Franklin “Bud” Kirkman, 81, of Springville, passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Born Dec. 20, 1936, in Avoca, he was the son of Orville and Annetta (England) Kirkman. He married Patricia Duncan on July 19, 1957, and she survives.

He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and the White River Bow Hunters Archery Club. He worked for Ingalls Stone Company before being drafted into the Army where he was a armored personnel carrier driver and coached and played basketball in Germany. When he returned from Germany, he went to work for the Westinghouse Corp. and Asa Brown Bovari (ABB) in Bloomington as a plater and fork lift operator. He retired after 33 years.

Bud was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing with his sons, grandsons, brothers, and wife. He also enjoyed hunting with his family and shooting archery with friends and family. He established the Westinghouse Archery Club and served as its president for five years.

While his sons were young, he coached basketball and football at the Bedford Boys Club. He was also a volunteer biddy basketball coach at the Needmore Elementary School.

Bud is survived by his wife, Patty; two sons, Steven L Kirkman (Kathleen) and Jonathan P. Kirkman; grandsons, Liam Kirkman and Zachary Kirkman; stepgranddaughter, Kaytlynn Klem; adoptive grandsons, Juan and Fernando Kirkman; step-great-granddaughter, Adelinne Klem; sister, Janna Combs; brothers, Denny (Carol) Kirkman, Ross (Jeanie) Kirkman; nephews, Tim (Cleata) Kirkman, Terry Kirkman, Josh Kirkman, Jerry (Jamie) Kirkman; nieces, Julie Hudson, Holly Wiram, Shelly Sheese, Jody Gill, Missy Kirkman; nephew-in-law, Sean Duncan and wife Laura; niece-in-law, Michelle Duncan; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Kirkman; and a niece, Tammi Boudreau.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary with the Rev. Ross Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

Peggy J. Froman

Peggy Joyce (Houchin) Froman, 69, Salem, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 07, 2018

Thomas E. Reynolds

Thomas E. “Doc” Reynolds, 89, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Larence Kirkman

Larence Kirkman, 81, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 05, 2018

Allen D. Enochs

April 24, 1946 — May 2, 2018

Allen D. Enochs, 72, of Bedford, died at 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 24, 1946, in Alhambra, California, he was the son of George Enochs, Sr., and Mildred (Cain) Enochs. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Humbles and husband Rick of Indianapolis, Cynthia Sweet of Greenwood and Nicole Karr of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Ashli, Crystal, Ross, Marissa, McKenzie and Isabella; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosann Mahuron and husband Wayne; four brothers, George Enochs Jr., Rick Enochs and wife Marsha, Greg Enochs and Randy Enochs, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Curtis Enochs; a sister, Sandra Super; and a brother-in-law, David Norris.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Mitchell Cemetery with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Patsy JoAnn (Jenkins) Benson

July 1, 1936 — April 30, 2017

Patsy JoAnn (Jenkins) Wiley Benson was officially given her wings and title of Guardian Angel on April 30, 2018.

She was born July 1, 1936, in Bedford, to Walter Jenkins and Mary Jo Dalton. She was the fourth of 14 children born to Mary Jo.

She married Kermit Wiley in Wabash in 1953 before he left for the Korean War. They were married for 19 years. She married Ronald Benson in 1972. Ronald preceded her in death in 2002, which was a real surprise since she hadn’t yet given him permission.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Tim) McDonald of Lincoln City Oregon, Marcia (Kevin) Wiley-Murphy of Sacramento California, and Audie (Joyce) Wiley of Concord, California; five grandchildren, Chas Stumbo, Isabel Beard, Joshua Wiley, Jeremy Wiley and Shane Wiley; nine great-grandkids; and three great-great-grandkids, Caiden, Sophie and Evalynn. She is also survived by eight sisters, Jeanie Judah, Jackie Short, Laura Thomas, Beverly Chain, Rosie McDonald, Sandra Nordhoff, Jo Ellen Sutton and Linda Randolph and two brothers, Michael and Christopher Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Georganna Jenkins and Jane Gilbert; and one brother Steve Gilbert.

She lived in Wabash from 1950-1962, Urbana, 1962-1972, Wabash again 1972-1979. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1979 and to Lincoln City, Oregon, on the ocean, in 1996. During her life, she worked at Wagners, Magnetics, General Tire, had her own hair & wig salon, owned an auction business, worked in several casinos in Las Vegas, and did home health care in Oregon.

She was well known for many reasons, biggest being her kind and generous heart. She loved to sew and made hundreds of baby quilts. She gave them all away. Someone would be walking by with a child, and she would run out and give them one of her quilts. She donated many to charities. She touched hundreds of lives with her quilts and would not have it any other way.

She was known for her colorful eyeglasses. She had a pair of glasses for every different color outfit in her closet. She loved everyone, but liking you could change from one minute to the next. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was a wonderful jokester. She loved to take her kids and their friends to line up cans across the highway then hide in the ditch when the cars hit them. She loved a good gay rights rally and could be found chanting “2-4-6-8, how do you know your kids are straight.” Around Lincoln City, she was known as the little old lady driving the big red truck.

She was the glue that held her very large family together. She was the boss, the family knew it and let her rule. Nothing made her happier than a family reunion. You could always find her at the center of the action, dancing, singing and making sure that everyone got the door prize that they really wanted.

We have no doubt that she is in heaven bossing everyone around and making sure heaven has a nice porch, a swing set, a fort and maybe a slide. She is free of the confines of her physical body, and her soul is soaring. Her last request was that everyone know “she knew better and did it anyway”.

We respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or you simply remember how she touched your life and pay it forward.

Mary P. Taylor

Mary P. (Goldsberry) Taylor, 71, Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 04, 2018

Edmund L. Doane

Edmund Laverne “Tuck” Doane, 85, of Bedford, died April 20. Celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 03, 2018

Lincoln Knox King

Dec. 2, 2017 — May 2, 2018

Lincoln Knox King, 5 months, of Bedford, passed away on May 2, 2018, at 6:15 a.m. at his residence.

Born Dec. 2, 2017 in Bloomington, he was the son of Justin and Rita (Tuddy) King.

Lincoln is survived by his parents, Justin and Rita King; four half-brothers, Mason, Jarrett and Cooper Mack and Zachary King; maternal grandmother, Offie Tuddy; paternal grandparents, Richard and Barbara King; great-grandparents, Nona Tincher and Delores Duggar; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronnie Tuddy.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell City Cemetery.

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

Jody Lee McLaughlin

Dec. 17, 1971 — Jan. 12, 2018

Jody Lee McLaughlin passed away in Fort Wayne.

Born Dec. 17, 1971, in Bedford, he was the son of Raymond and Jean (Brewer) McLaughlin.

He is survived by his mother, Jean and husband Wendell Sullivan; two sons, Cody and Garrett; daughter, Miley of Jeffersonville; and two nieces, Allison (Nick) Hembree and Adrianne (Jeremy) Karr.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond; and two brothers, Eugene and Tim McLaughlin.

A celebration of life will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

John Blaine Elmore

Jan. 24, 1947 — May 1, 2018

John Blaine Elmore, 71, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 2:37 p.m. at Salem Crossing in Salem.

He was born in Bedford on Jan. 24, 1947, to Stacy and Helen (Williams) Elmore. John married Marilyn Patton on Oct. 27, 1967 in Bedford, and she survives.

John was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1965, was a member of the Northside Christian Church in New Albany.

He was retired from the Indiana State Police with 35 years of service. He retired from the Sellersburg Post and also worked many years from the Lafayette Post.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Elmore of Salem; two children, John B. Elmore Jr. and wife Nikki of Salem, and Kena Elmore of Salem; grandchildren, Laken Elmore, Tanner Elmore, Jacob Williams, Kaitlyn Jackson and Nikki Brown; and great-grandchildren, Maci, Thomas, Braylynn, Jacob, Dayton, Nolan, Addison and Harper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Brayden Elmore

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Friday May 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with State Police Chaplain Daniel Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Allen D. Enochs

Allen D. Enochs, 72, Bedford, died Wednesday, May 2. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 02, 2018

Kevin L. Sluder

May 21, 1956 — April 25, 2018

Kevin L. Sluder, 61, of Bedford, passed away at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington.

He was born in Bedford on May 21, 1956, to Richard N. Sluder and Dorothy A. (Ira) Sluder. Kevin married Patricia Wolma on May 16, 1981, in West Lafayette and she survives.

Kevin was a retired draftsman with Evans Limestone where he had 31 years of service. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1974, a graduate of Vincennes University, and a graduate of Indiana State University in 1981

He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Praise Team.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sluder of Bedford; two sons, Erik Sluder and wife Tawana of Bedford and Alex Sluder of Bedford; his father, Richard N. Sluder of Bedford; three brothers, Richard K. Sluder and wife Diane, Kim Sluder and Timothy Sluder and wife Tina, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Woodville Baptist Church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Joe Hibbard

April 19, 1935 — April 27, 2018

The Lord called home one of his most kind-hearted souls, Bobby Joe Hibbard, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born April 19, 1935, in Laurel County, Kentucky, he was the son of Joseph Marshall and Polly Jane (Feltner) Hibbard, He married Amely Brown on July 6, 1956; she passed away on Oct. 28, 2013.

Bobby Joe was retired from General Motors, Indianapolis, and was a member of Bartlettsville Christian Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Darlene (William) Swallers of Knightstown; son, Bobby (Becky) Hibbard II of Camby; grandchildren, Joshua Swallers, Zachary Swallers, William Swallers, Steven Swallers, Jessica Hibbard, Alyssa Hibbard, Bobby Joe Hibbard III; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence (Allen) Scott.

He is also survived by his loving companion, Nancy Deckard; her daughter, Amber (Levi) Godsey; and grandchildren, Bracie, Brandt and Adacyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Amely; daughter, Carolyn Sue; seven brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Bartlettsville Christian Church, with Tim Day officiating.

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

Roger Moses Keith

Feb. 18, 1984 — May 1, 2018

Roger Moses Keith, 34, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his residence.

Born Feb. 18, 1984, in Bedford, he was the son of Roger William and Theresa Diane (Cassidy) Keith.

Moses enjoyed playing bass guitar.

Survivors include his parents, Roger and Theresa Keith of Mitchell; brothers, Christopher Keith of Bedford, Joshua Keith of Mitchell and Jonathan Keith of Mitchell; nephews, Charlie and Ashur Keith; and nieces, Olivia, Kaylynn, Josie and Carly Keith.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Charles Melvin Horton

Jan. 24, 1937 — April 30, 2018

Charles Melvin Horton, 81, of Norman, passed away on April 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Horton was a member of Mundell Christian Church, Heltonville.

He received his Master’s Degree in Math and Graphics from Indiana University and began teaching at Seymour High School in 1963, where he taught for 16 years. During the summer months each year of his teaching career, Mr. Horton constructed homes.

He was also a farmer, raised beef cattle and was a member of the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association and Indiana Farm Bureau. Mr. Horton was a happy person who enjoyed working and helping others.

Born on Jan. 24, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Campbell and Delcie Cummings Horton, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 21, 1960, in Bedford, he married Josephine Eggers and she survives in Norman.

Survivors also include two brothers, John Horton of Batesville and Tom (Grace) Horton of Norman; two sisters, Callie S. (Merrill) Butler of Brownsburg and Mary Lou (Gary) Smith of Harrison, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Horton was also preceded in death by one brother, Maurice Lee Horton; and one niece, Ruth Horton.

Funeral service for Charles Melvin Horton will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Pastor John Wisley officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

Interment will be at Mundell Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Mundell Christian Church, Mundell Cemetery or Donor’s Choice.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com.

William A. “Billy” Deckard

Nov. 10, 1954 — April 20, 2018

William August “Billy” Deckard Jr., Indianapolis, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2018, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 10, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William August Sr., and Barbara Jean Atwell Deckard. He married Cynthia Lynn Ingalls on Dec. 19, 1981

He graduated from Lincoln Tech, Indianapolis, and was an ASE Certified Auto Tech. He worked at Hubler Chevrolet and then Ray Skillman, where he retired.

He was a member of lodge no. 714 of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; sons, William James (Shelly) Deckard of Bedford and Samuel Joel Deckard; grandson, Avery Jackson Deckard of Indianapolis; a sister (his Sissy), Wendy Rae Deckard (Bud Adams) Boyer of Bedford; mother-in-law, Shirley A. Babb Ingalls of Bedford; brother-in-law, Joseph E. (Lita) Ingalls of Westfield; nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Jack.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, James F. Ingalls; and brother-in-law, Jimmy W. Ingalls.

Cremation was chosen. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Allen D. Enochs

Allen D. Enochs, 72, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 01, 2018

Janet Stewart

May 11, 1939 — April 29, 2018

Janet Carol Stewart, 78, of Bedford, died at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Born May 11, 1939, in Lexington, Virginia, she was the daughter of Paul Houston and Margaret Marie Smith and Ila Gertrude Hickman, birth mother.

She married Norman James Lindley Jr., on March 30, 1956, and with this union five children were born. She next married William “Willie” Edward Owens, on Feb. 25, 1978, and he preceded her in death. She next married Robert Dale “Bobby” Stewart, on Aug. 20, 1988, and he preceded her in death.

Janet worked as a CNA at the Hospitality House in Bedford and as a volunteer and Nurse’s Tech at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

The majority of her life was spent as a homemaker and raising her five children. Her unwaivering dedication and love for taking care of her fourth child Tammy, who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy, was the priority of her life.

Her life with her second husband Willie included camping, fishing and enjoying family time at their farm at Sullivan Cave in Springville. Her love and devotion to him as he battled cancer was yet another example of her great devotion to care for others.

Her life with her third husband Bobby was spent camping and enjoying their retirement years at their home in Bedford by their pond with their dogs Muffin and Molly.

She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Theresa Gately Basinger of Ankeny, Iowa, Hope Elaine (Mark) Lindsey of French Lick and Paula Kay Lindley (Mark) Butler of Bedford; one son Mark Alan (Teresa) Lindley of Orleans; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous step children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carl Muterspaw and Paul Muterspaw Jr. of Virginia; her husbands; and her daughter, Tammy Sue Lindley.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Ken Walden officiating.

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

Burial will follow at Springville Cemetery West in Springville.

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

Sherrill L. Elliott

Aug. 1, 1926 — April 30, 2018

Sherrill L. Elliott, age 91, of Washington, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 3:28 a.m. at Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1926, in Oolitic to Lacy and Inez May (Allison) Elliott. He graduated from Oolitic High School in 1944, and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II.

His work career included sales positions for Donaldson Bread, which lead him to the Washington area in 1959, then Chesty Potato Chips for ten years. From there he was hired to manage the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Washington and in 1979 he started a night management position at Hersh’s IGA where he had retired.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Cheek, whom he married Sept. 19, 1947; three sons, Brent Elliott of Washington, Jay Elliott of Arnold, Missouri and Matt Elliott of Washington; sisters, Peggy White of Fayettville and Carol Clark of Bedford; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Ruth Ann King, Joy White, Mildred Kessinger and Nita Pruett; and a brother, Don Elliott.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Entombment will be in the Sugarland Memory Garden Mausoleum. Military graveside rites will be held by the Washington American Legion and VFW.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary.

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

Peggy Jordan

Peggy (Reed) Jordan, 66, Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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