Obituaries — November 2019

November 30, 2019

Theresa Chambon

Jan. 27, 1936 — Nov. 29, 2019

Theresa “Joyce” Keane Chambon age 83 of Bedford passed away on Friday November 29, 2019 at 4:45 Am at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born in Gary, Indiana on January 27, 1936 to Nick Ross and Elvira (Cesario) Ross.  Joyce worked at Indiana University Alumni Office and retired from the Registrar Office at Vincennes University.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Chambon,  parents, and her brother, Lou Ross.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Keane Wagner and husband Tim of Bloomington, one son William “Bill” Keane and Tracy Fields of Bloomington, two grandsons, Nick Ackerman of Bloomington and Zack Wagner of Bloomington, two nephews, Andy and Chris Ross.

Funeral services will be on Monday December 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Grant Quimby officiating, entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Monday December 2nd, from 9:30 AM until service time at 11:30 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Joshua Shelton

Aug. 04, 1988 — Nov. 27, 2019

Joshua Gale Shelton, 31, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Joshua was born in Recife, Brazil, South America, on August 4, 1988, and was adopted in December 1988 by Donald and Rosella Shelton.

A Taekwondo red/black belt and a two year college graduate, Joshua was a gifted musician and singer that enjoyed singing contemporary Christian music. Joshua also enjoyed riding rollercoasters, attending NASCAR races, concerts, and time with family and friends, especially life-long friend, Keith Johnson.

Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, six maternal aunts and uncles, and two paternal aunts.

Survivors include his parents, Donald and Rosella Shelton; his sister, Misty Grow; three paternal aunts and uncles; six maternal aunts and uncles, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Dennis Dunbar

Sept. 09, 1953 — Nov. 27, 2019

Dennis Lincoln Dunbar, 66,died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born September 9, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Ty Dunbar and Margaret (Pruett) Dunbar Wilfong. Denny was a 1971 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Work of God Church. He worked at Dunbar and Company Insurance for many years and was a claims processor for FEMA the past six years.

Denny loved life and people. He had a great sense of humor and particularly enjoyed playing cards with his friends. Denny loved playing golf, mushroom hunting, and riding his Harley.

Survivors include his siblings, Dana (Brenda) Dunbar, Dwight (Kathy) Dunbar, and Dawn (Dee) Duncan.

His father, mother, and sister, Diana Briscoe, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Kenneth Pannell

Feb. 02, 1940 — Nov. 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, Kenneth Earl Pannell, loving husband and father of three children, went to be with the Lord after battling brain cancer, at the age of 79. He went peacefully, surrounded by the love of close family members.

Ken was born on February 2, 1940 in Bedford, IN to the late Earl and Louise (Colburn) Pannell. After graduating high school from Loogootee, he married his high school sweetheart, I. Jewell (Livingston) on May 16, 1959 and began his 22 years of honorable service in the US Air Force.

Ken and Jewell raised their children, Victoria Land-Rodda (Donald), K. Scott Pannell (Teresa) and Robyn Ackermann (James), all who survive. Additional survivors include two brothers, Don Pannell of Evansville, IN and Roy Pannell of Loogootee, IN; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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

Ken retired from a career in Satellite Communications with the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant. His military career took him abroad to Germany and the Philippines, with a daughter born at each of these two locations, and he served from coast to coast of the continental United States, in Washington, DC during our bicentennial year, at Cheyenne Mountain NORAD in Colorado, and completing his career in California, near NASA. Their son, Scott was born at Scott AFB in Illinois, and now Ken is being honored at the end of his life by Air Force officials from Scott AFB, who will present the flag as part of the military honors during his funeral service.

Following his military career, Ken subsequently retired from his civilian career with the National Education Association in Washington, DC where he oversaw computer operations. Ken was always interested in mathematics and would have made an engaging teacher, so it was only fitting that he chose NEA as his second career.

Ken and Jewell came back home to Indiana after his two wonderful careers, to retire and enjoy family and life-long friends. Having retired young, Ken & Jewell were able to enjoy many years of traveling that included several cruises, a destination vacation to Hawaii and bus tours throughout the United States. Ken & Jewell recently celebrated 60 years of glorious marriage with family and close friends at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, where they have been active members since they returned to Bloomington 24 years ago.

Ken’s past time was his family, and was actively engaged with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid reader, loved bowling, working crossword puzzles, playing hours of Scrabble, and loved his enduring friendships with his church family. He embodied a man of the highest character and of all of life’s accomplishments, our family would be remiss if we didn’t highlight his patriotism and how much his Air Force career meant to him, and the honor it was for him to serve his country.
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Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St,. Bloomington, IN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Rd., Bloomington, IN with Tom Ellsworth officiating. Additional visitation will precede the funeral at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, IN.

Contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made in memory of Kenneth E. Pannell.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Waneta Eads

May 20, 1923 — Nov. 27, 2019

Waneta Eads, 96, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home. A funeral service for Waneta will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington.

Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting  www.allencares.com

Marie Dunlap

Feb. 11, 1949 — Nov. 29, 2019

Marie E. (Rajotte) Dunlap, 70, of Bedford died at 2:22 pm on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Born February 11, 1949 in Amesbury, MA she was the daughter of Leon and Florence (Germyn) Rajotte. She married Richard “Dick” Dunlap on October 23, 1987 and he survives. Marie was a Registered Nurse for 27 years at the Bedford Medical Center. In 2012 she graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then went on to get her master’s degree in social work from IUPUI gradating in May 2017, she then went to work for the Stone City Counseling Center. Marie was a member of the Dive Christian Church, Bedford Center for Women’s Ministry, President of Christian Motorcycles Association, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Legion Riders.

Survivors include her husband Dick of Bedford, her children: Stacie Bennett of Ellettsville, Bryce Bennett and wife Marci of Bedford, Dichol Partlow and husband Jonathon of Noblesville, and Aimee Dunlap of Bedford; five grandchildren: Seylor, Cage, and Amelia Partlow, Brynlea, and Kaedyn Bennett; one brother, Albert Rajotte and wife Gerri of Englewood, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive MPACT Youth or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

November 29, 2019

Mary Connerley

June 12, 1936 — Nov. 26, 2019

Mary Ann Connerley, 83, of Bedford passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born June 12, 1936 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Tom and Maude (Cox) Chestnut. She married Max Connerley September 5, 1954 and he preceded her in death in 2008. Mary graduated from Bedford High School in 1954 and later retired from RCA. She was also a member of Central Church of Christ.

Surviving are her son, Zane (Sally) Connerly of Bedford; granddaughter, Amy Marie Lynn of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Andrew Lynn and Josie Marie Lynn; brother-in-law, Paul Porter; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Tom Chestnut; one sister, Evelyn Porter; and a nephew, Rick Connerley.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to White River Humane Society or Central Church of Christ. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Donald Moon

Dec. 11, 1940 — Nov. 25, 2019

Donald Ray Moon, 78, of Paoli, died Monday, Nov. 25, at Paoli Health & Living Community.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1940, to John and Geneva Stroud Moon in Crawford County, living his first few months of life in a log cabin that had been built and inhabited by Thomas Stroud, who is recognized as Crawford County’s first settler and was one of Donald’s ancestors. Donald was a 1960 graduate of Marengo High School and was a faithful member of Cross Roads Church of Christ near Valeene. He was retired from First Chance Center in Paoli where he worked as part of the center’s lawn and landscaping crew. He also was a playwright, producing plays that were performed by First Chance Center consumers.

Donald was known for his prolific writing. Beginning in 1952, he penned thousands upon thousands of poems and lyrics. He also enjoyed photography, but was best known for the handmade birthday and anniversary cards he mailed or personally delivered to an estimated 500 family members, friends and acquaintances each year. In instances, there are those who have said the card Donald sent was the only one they received for a given special occasion.

As a hobby, Donald corresponded with countless celebrities, who often sent personal notes and photographs to him.

Donald was an enthusiast of rural lifestyles, often recounting such experiences as chopping wood and throwing hay bales on his family’s farm near Valeene. Even after leaving the farm in 2005, he returned there virtually every Sunday, typically sitting, with pen in hand, beneath the shade of a giant maple. There, with such inspirations as Mother Nature or the laughter and play of his many nieces and nephews, the writer in him flourished.

Donald is survived by his brothers Raymond Moon of Hardinsburg, Gerald (Teresa) Moon of Mitchell, Roger (Valerie) Moon of Paoli, Denny (Tammy) Moon of Paoli and Kevin Doris)Moon of Paoli; brother-in-law Glennis Mary Kay) Hess of Paoli; sisters-in-law Judy Simpson of Paoli and Sherry Moon of Hardinsburg; nephews Bryan Hess, Chad (Hilda) Hess, Brent Hess, John (Lisa) Moon, David Moon, Jeremy Moon, Jon (Molly) Moon, Michael Bass, Matt (Ana) Brown, Adam Brown, Mike Madden and Joe (Elizabeth) Moon; nieces Glenda (James) Mahuron, Melissa (Brian) Hurst, Marva (Tom) Andrews, Angela (Kevin) Cundiff, Ronda Elrod, Pamela (Jim) Cooper, April (Jimmy) Butler, Cathy (Jon) Boulet, Cindy (Hans) Schmitz, Mariah (Kevin) Blalock, Kendra (Charles) Mathes, Misty (Kenneth) Ross, Jenny (Jason) Cook, Bonnie (David) Childers, and Kyanna Moon, and several great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Marvin Moon and Curt Moon; sisters Esther Hess and Margie Madden, brother-in-law Carson Madden, nephews Justin Moon and Doug Apple.

Funeral service for Donald Moon will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Paoli Church of Christ. Visitation will be at the church from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Hardinsburg. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

To perpetuate Donald’s gift for lifting the spirits of those around him, take time to send a greeting to someone marking a milestone. A store-bought card will suffice because Donald’s handmade cards constituted his unique ministry and, while possibly being imitated, can never be duplicated.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Sue Viers

Oct. 27, 1943 — Nov. 24, 2019

Sue Viers, 76, of North Vernon, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at home.

There will be a graveside services at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2. 2019, at Pleasant Run Cemetery in Bedford, IN.

Born October 27, 1943, in Lawrence County, Sue was the daughter of William and Frances (Morrison) Owen. She was united in marriage to William Viers Jr. and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2016.

Sue was a factory worker for RCA. She enjoyed sewing and playing computer games Sue was a animal lover and enjoyed aquariums. She also loved her home and cherished her grandchildren.

Sue is survived by daughter, Leanna (Wayne) Rose of North Vernon; brother, Edward “Bud” (Jackie) Owen of Madison; grandchildren, Ronald Robbins of North Vernon, Shona Johnson of North Vernon, J.W. Viers of Deputy, Stevi (Isaac) Wilson of North Vernon, and Ethan (Kayla) Rose of North Vernon; 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Frances Owen; husband, William Viers; son, Steve Viers.

To express condolences or share a memory visit www.sawyerfuneralservice.com

November 27, 2019

Janet Staggs

Dec. 08, 1940 — Nov. 26, 2019

Janet Kaye Staggs, 78, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

Born December 8, 1940 in Ada, Minnesota, she was the daughter of James and Florence Inga (Berg) Montieth. She was a graduate of East Grand Forks High School with the class of 1958. She married Douglas A. Staggs and he preceded her in death in 1991. She had worked many jobs including On-Line Plastics, The United States Forestry Department, and Hoosier Uplands Energy Assistance Program. She loved God, her family and enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include her long-time partner, Russell “Roy” Trueblood; her sister, Molly Sawyer; her brother, Michael Wichern; her children, Bruce A. Dibble, James B. Staggs, Douglas M. (Margaret) Staggs, Thomas D. (Michelle) Staggs, Rosanne K. (Donald) Suggs, Mary Ann (Doug) Carmichael, and Tammy Jo Mundy (companion, Tom Terrell); grandchildren, Derek L. (Becky) Staggs, Misty D. Staggs, Nickkiah Staggs, Shawn Staggs, MacKenzie Staggs, Leahmarie J. Staggs-Martin (companion, Luke Jarvis), Douglas F. Staggs, Mathew D. Staggs, Randall A. Staggs, Heather M. (Zack) Payton, Asia Mohler, Chyna Mohler, Isaiah Davis, Jordan Davis, Justin Mohler, Jeremy D. (Stephanie) Carmichael, Eric (Megan) Carmichael, Waverly A. Carmichael, Keith D. Mundy, Kendra D. Mundy, and Kassandra D. Mundy; step-grandchildren, Gene L. (Ellen) Staggs, Leona F. (Kevin) Jones, Dannie M. (Trish) Staggs; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Keaton, Sophie, Daniel, LilyAnne, Jake, Ivy, Mat Jr., Aydyn, Jaylen, Beau, Maisie, Gracelyn, Lucas, Remington, Ruby, Grace, Jathon, Payton, Jaylin, Conrad, Ava, Jazlynn, Addyson, Klayton, Keenly, Hailie, and Kyson; many friends, relatives, nieces and nephews. She was precedced in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, David and DuWayne Montieth; a sister, Bonnie; two sons, Roger O. and William H. Staggs.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Hillenburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 29th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, November 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Phillip Bowsman

Oct. 21, 1976 — Nov. 25, 2019

Phillip M. Bowsman, age 43, of Salem, passed away Monday, November 25 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Phillip was born October 21, 1976 in Salem the son of Larry and Phyllis McCracken Bowsman. He was a member of Southern Hills Church. He was a 1995 graduate of Salem High School and a 1999 graduate of Indiana University.

Coach Bowsman began his career as a teacher and junior high basketball coach for Mitchell Community Schools. He has been West Washington High School Head Varsity Football Coach for 19 years and Athletic Director for 7 years. As the football coach he led the school to three sectional titles, a regional title and a semi-state appearance. He was also assistant Varsity Girl’s Basketball coach when they won a sectional title in 2019. Phillip was a leader in the Indiana Football Coaches Association. He had served multiple times as the Region 10 Director and member of the All-State Selection Committee. He was also a member of the National and Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He worked closely with the IHSAA to advance interscholastic athletics and improve the IHSAA Tournament by participating in realignment committees.

He is survived by his wife: Beth Reasor Bowsman. They were married August 2, 1997. He is also survived by his children: Maddie Bowsman and Holden Bowsman both of Salem, two brothers: Todd Bowsman of Salem and Bradley Bowsman (Betsy) of Monticello, his mother: Phyllis Bowsman of Salem, his mother-in-law: Judy Reasor of Salem, sisters and brothers-in-law: Heidi and Dennis Tankersley of Salem, Megan and Jason Lowe of French Lick and Sarah and Dave Colbert of Scottsburg, his grandparents-in-law: Leon and Ann Toliver of French Lick and nieces and nephews: Courtney, Ethan, Ean and Addie Bowsman, Jent, Duke and August Tankersley, Mackey and Moxon Lowe, and Olivia and Emma Colbert.

He was preceded in death by his father: Larry Bowsman, father-in-law: Dr. Darrell Reasor and brother: Jay Dee Bowsman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at Noon at Mt. Tabor Christian Church with Dave Colbert officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11AM-8PM and Saturday from 10AM-time of service at the church. Per request of the family they ask that everyone wear their Senator attire both Friday and Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bowsman Family Fund at any First Harrison Bank or to the West Washington Athletic Department.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.weathersfuneralhome.com

November 26, 2019

Dr. Riley Holcombe Walker

Aug. 22, 1948 — Nov. 24, 2019

Rev. Dr. Riley Holcombe Walker, 71, of Bedford, died at 3:05 pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born August 22, 1948 in Cleveland, Mississippi, he was the son of Harry and Merle (Lewis) Walker. He married Joyce Storm on May 28, 1971 and she preceded him in death on September 15, 2017. He retired as the Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas, was an Indiana State Police Chaplain for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Adair Walker Brent, of Bedford and Rachel Storm Landers and husband, Alan, of Germany; a son, Jonathan Lewis Walker and wife, Jennifer, of Springville; his dear companion, Lynn Johnson, of Bedford; grandchildren, Aaron Storm, Corbin Walker Brent, Moriah Walker Brent, Brennan Blevins, Bruce Walker, Henry Armstrong, Ezra  Landers, Grace Landers, Eli Landers, and Nora Landers; a sister, Jane Shattuck, of Florida; a brother, Gary Walker, of Florida; a half-sister, Lynn Benvenutti, of Texas; his step-mother, Adair T. Walker, of Florida; step-siblings, Jonathan Trawick, of Florida,  Julie Eberhard, and Beth Merrill both of Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joyce.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Don Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to, Systemic JIA Foundation www.systemicJIA.org. or to the First Baptist Church Summitville Second Staff.

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

Patricia Stahl

April 24, 1929 — Nov. 24, 2019

Patricia Ann (Carr) Stahl, 90, of Bedford, died on Sunday morning, November 24, 2019 at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 24, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of William and Luella (Hansert) Carr. She married Marvin Alan Stahl in 1954 and he survives.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin; one daughter, Kevin Ann Stahl; three grandchildren, Jessica Ann Stahl, Tricia Lee Stahl, Stone Alan Tripp Stahl. She was preceded by her parents, and one son, Alan Kent Stahl.

No services are planned. Contributions may be made in memory of Patricia to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Bedford. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

William Conley

Nov. 27, 1937 — Nov. 25, 2019

William Arthur Conley, 81,passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born November 27, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Everett and Mabel (Bowers) Conley. He married Dorothy Alice Tarr July 4, 1958.

Bill retired from Carpenter Body Works and then established Conley’s Electric Service. He finished his career at Gallatin Steel in Kentucky. Bill graduated from Mitchell High School in 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee, Sunday school teacher, song leader, and moderator of the Orleans Baptist Association. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Surviving is his wife, Dorothy Conley of Mitchell, children, Phyllis Ann Conley of Bloomington, Linda Anita Conley of Mitchell, Bryan Arthur (Amy) Conley of Columbus, Ohio, grandchildren, Callie (Jason Houchin) Hatfield, Will Conley, Riley Conley, great grandchildren, Olivia and Seth,
siblings, Mary Jane Hartley of Campbellsburg, Kay Goodman of Polk City, Florida, Wayne Conley of Polk City, Florida, David Conley of Orleans.

His parents; great grandson, Allen Jay Houchin; and siblings, Barbara Lindley, Howard Conley, Gail Witmer, Elmer Conley and Edgar Conley, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark and Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online by visiting chastainfuneralhome.com.

Robert Golden

Sept. 14, 1927 — Nov. 24, 2019

Robert Lewis Golden, 92, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at IU Hospital in Bedford.

Born September 14, 1927 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Clyde E. and Geneva (Silvers) Golden. He married Phyllis Fay Asbury on July 7, 1950 and she preceded him in death on May 20, 2014.

Robert was an WWII Army Veteran and later retired from Crane. He was a lifetime member of NRA and attended Faith Mission Church.

Surviving are his seven children, Jennifer (Scott) Hiles of Bedford, John S. (Julia) Golden of Kansas, Robbi (Jack) Blanton of Bedford, Joetta (Terry) Osborne of Mitchell, Leann (Dale) Belcher of Mitchell, Philip (Roxann) Golden of Mitchell, Timothy D. (Lisa) Golden of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, John Ervin Golden.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Aaron Wardlaw officiating. Burial will be at Knott Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the funeral home.

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

Joseph Chase

Aug. 08, 1949 — Nov. 19, 2019

Joseph Adam Chase of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019. Joe was at home with his loving wife of 48 years, Helen, by his side.

Joe graduated from Massena Central in 1967. He retired from General Motors in 2012 after 43 years. He became a journeyman in machine repair after completing a four year apprentice.. ship. He served six years in in the Army Reserve and was very proud of his country. Joe was a member of the Masonic Lodge #516 of Massena, NY and the American Legion of Bedford. He was involved in several charities in Sarasota, FL. He loved his New York Giants football, golf, reading a good book and crossword puzzles.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1949 in Massena, NY to Donald and Mary Goodspeed Chase.

Joe is survived by his wife, Helen and three children, Joseph (Angela) of Bedford, IN; Jtilie of Sarasota, FL, and Jason (Renee’) of Zionsville, IN. He could not have been prouder of his grandchildren Dylon, a senior at Purdue University, Taylor, a freshman at Millikan University, Collin a senior at Zionsville and Ashley a junior at Bedford North Lawrence. He was “Papa Joe” or “Pappaw” to numerous children.

He became an ordained minister three years ago to marry his granddaughter Kegahn to Robert Whyte of Sarasota. His little grand baby, Madalyn, always brought such a smile to his face. When they would FaceTime, Maddie would yell, “PAPA” not understanding he couldn’t speak because of the cancer.

Joe is survived by one sister, Connie Chase Beaupre’ of Sarasota, FL and one brother, Brian Chase (Gina) of Massena, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Wayne, Robert, Dennis, and Mark; two nieces, Melissa and Toni; two nephews, Wayne Robert (George) and Vincent.
He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all of his many friends and family. A celebration of life will be of life will be healed at the Cypress Room at Sun n Fun in Sarasota at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. A memorial service will also be held in Bedford at a later date.

Raydies “Tater” Thimling

June 12, 1926 — Nov. 23, 2019

Raydies D. “Tater” Thimling age 93, of Shoals, passed away November 23, 2019 at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

He was born June 12, 1926 in Martin County to Martin and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Thimling. He married Ruth Tow on October 18, 1956 and she preceded him in death in 2005.

He retired from National Gypsum with thirty-three and a half years of service, was a farmer, truck driver and served as Democrat Committeeman for twenty years. He was a member of the Shoals Christian Church, the Shoals American Legion for sixty-five years and was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.

“Tater” was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers, Ambrose, Lenise and Frank Thimling.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Queen-Lee Chapel with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 25, 2019

Robert Flinn

Jan. 23, 1952 — Nov. 23, 2019

Robert Henry “Bobo” Flinn, 67, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1952, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry Robert and Alvira (Katter) Flinn. He married Sharon Meadows Jan. 23, 1982. Robert retired from NVVSC-Crane.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Flinn of Bedford; sons, Joshua Allen Flinn of Bedford and Charles Robert Finn; grandson, Hudson Flinn of Bedford; sister, Wanda Pipher of Bedford; brother, Dick Flinn of Bedford; and nephew, Cory Pipher of Bedford.

His parents and nephew, Chad Pipher, preceded him in death. Cremation has been chosen with no service.

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

Herbert Allen

Dec. 07, 1928 — Nov. 23, 2019

Herbert H. Allen, 90, of Bedford died at 8:10 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the White River Lodge.

Born December 7, 1928 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Doyle and Ella (Pritchett) Allen. He married Sarah Sue Embree on May 30, 1956 and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2002. He retired from General Motors open hearth. He was a member of the UAW Local 440 and had attended Gullets Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his six children: Mike Allen of FL, Carolyn Godsey and husband Wilburn of Monticello, KY, Mark Allen and wife Wanda of Bedford, Kevin Allen and wife Jessica, and Bradley Allen and Patty all of Bedford, Jeff Allen and wife Connie of Clarksville, IN; eleven grandchildren: Wendy, Brittany, Brandee, Marcus, John Michael, Eric, and Tyler Allen, Kayla Abel, David and Eugene Godsey and wife Lori, Kimberly Ford; nine great grandchildren: Samuel Brockman, Everette Abel, Addie Abel, Logan Allen, Aubrey Allen, Axel Allen, Luna Allen, Chasidy Fletcher and Casey Godsey; three great-great grandchildren: Jackson, Isaac, and Braden Fletcher; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Bryan Allen; one daughter, Francis Kay (in infancy); five brothers, Ralph Luallen, Harold Allen, Richard Allen, Roy Allen, Armel Luallen (in infancy); one sister, Dorothy Faubion.

Graveside services will be held at Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27th with Bucky Charles officiating. There will be no calling hours.

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

Wanda LeClear

Dec. 20, 1942 — Nov. 20, 2019

Wanda Sue (Anderson) LeClear, 76, of Mitchell, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019 at 5:44 p.m. at Mitchell Manor.

She was born on December 20, 1942 in Lawrence County to Charles R. Anderson and Barbara B. (Spires) Anderson. Wanda married Roland D. LeClear on March 12, 1966 and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2012.

She is survived by two brothers, Gary K. Anderson of Avinger, Texas and Robert (Greg) Anderson of Bedford, two sisters, Sandy Wycoff of Mitchell and Dana Yokum of Pennsylvania, two daughters, Jane Gopher of Bedford and Jillane Beck of California, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren in California and Washington State as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Starr, a sister, Bobbie. She will live on always in our hearts. Enjoy your new adventure Wanda!

Cremation with no services was chosen  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Stahl

Patricia Ann (Carr) Stahl, 90, of Bedford, died Sunday, Nov. 24. No services are planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Bedford in Patricia’s Memory.

November 24, 2019

Barry Browning

May 06, 1958 — Nov. 22, 2019

Barry D. Browning age 61 of Bedford passed away at 3:15 AM on Friday November 22, 2019 at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born on May 6, 1958 in Bedford to Jackie Dean Browning and Shirley Ann (Wray) Browning. Barry married Shawn Chenault in 1976 and she survives.

Barry was a roofer and owner of J.D. Browning & Sons Roofing, and was a member of the Oolitic Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Shawn Browning of Bedford, one son, Lieghton Browning and his wife Misty of Bedford, three grandchildren, Codie Hamm, Jaden Browning and Canaan Browning, two great grandchildren, Bella Hamm and Myla Hamm, one brother, Rickie Dean Browning of Bedford and one sister, Jacklyn Crozier of Bedford

Barry was preceded in death by his parents

Barry’s wishes were to be cremated with a celebration of his life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Seaman

Nov. 23, 1924 — Nov. 14, 2019

Martha L. Seaman, 94, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. Born November 23, 1924 in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of Darrell S. Cash and Ethel L. (Turnbull) Cash.

Martha was a 1943 graduate of Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She married Raymond N. Seaman on June 28, 1947, at Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. She and Ray lived in Bloomington (on the same block where three of their great-granddaughters now live) while he attended Indiana University. She worked at the IU Student Health Center. After he graduated in 1949, they settled back in Fort Wayne. She was very creative and became an accomplished seamstress, tailor and upholsterer and she was active in volunteer Girl Scouting including directing day camp and serving as a troop leader. In the 1980s she worked at the Limberlost Girl Scout Council. In 1975 they moved to Old Lake outside of Columbia City, Ind, where they enjoyed lake living with their extended family and friends. In 2005 they moved to Bloomington where Martha was actively involved with the Monroe County YMCA and St. Thomas Lutheran Church activities. She was nominated for a Bloomington “Be More Award” for her volunteer work with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP.) The last 12 years of her life were spent enjoying life at the Meadowood Retirement Community where she became a well loved resident. Her family wishes to thank the wonderful staff for their support and care of Martha.

Martha loved swimming, canoeing, hiking, camping, bird-watching-anything outdoors and instilled that love of nature and its preservation in her children. Martha made friends easily owing to her sense of humor and innate generosity, and she kept those friends for life; some of her dearest friends until the end of her life were friends she made in high school.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Seaman, of Bloomington; her granddaughters Amelia Lahn (Seth) and Marta Deibert Leach (Jordan) of Bloomington, and Shayna, Jessica, and Hannah Seaman; her grandsons Carson (Michelle), Nathaniel (Heather), Joshua (Emily), and Ari Seaman; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond N. Seaman, with whom she celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary shortly before he passed away in 2007; and her son R. Keith Seaman, who died in June of this year. There will be a visitation/reception on Saturday, November 30, from 9:00 — 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington followed by a memorial service from 10:00 — 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Martha’s honor to the Camp Logan campership fund of the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (formerly the Limberlost Girl Scout Council). donation — http://www.girlscoutsnorthernindiana-michiana.org/en/give/donate-now.html. In the words of one of Martha’s favorite Hoosier authors, Gene Stratton Porter: “Turn her loose out of doors; give her good books, and leave her alone. You won’t be disappointed in the woman who evolves.”

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Catherine Vaughn

Feb. 06, 1979 — Nov. 21, 2019

Catherine Jo Vaughn, age 40 of Terre Haute passed away early morning Thursday November 21, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Bloomington on February 6, 1979 to Edward J. Grannan and Judith Ann Dugan Grannan. She was a 1997 graduate of Bloomington High School North.

Catherine leaves behind her husband William “Bill” Vaughn of Terre Haute, children Zoe Ann and Zavier Edward Vaughn; her mother Judith; siblings Edward Grannan and wife Melissa of Texas, David Grannan and wife Kristen of California, and twin sister Christine Ann Rice and husband James of Bedford; sister in law Jennifer Keller, and father in law Bruce Vaughn.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews John “Sweetness”, Gavin, Luke, Kaylee, Brylee, Cydney, Zack, Toni, Trevor, Katie and Hunter. Extended family Ann Grannan, Sonya Bradley, and Lena Snethen.

She was predeceased by her father and sister, Deanna.

Memorial visitation will be held Monday afternoon and evening from 4:00PM until 7:00PM at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37, Bloomington.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

James Milligan

Feb. 11, 1920 — Nov. 22, 2019

James William Milligan, 99, of Paoli, passed away November 22, 2019.

He was born February 11, 1920 in Hardinsburg, IN to parents Walter Sherman & Etta Oma (Alspaugh) Milligan. He married Bonnie Louise White March 12, 1949. James was a US Army World War II Veteran. He was an employee of Indiana Handle Company of Paoli and a member of the Valeene Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include: Wife- Bonnie Milligan of Paoli, Son- Kevin Milligan & companion Kelsey Hildenbrand of Taswell, Grandchildren- Brian Milligan, Chris Milligan, Stacy Bunch, Keva Milligan, Kayla Milligan & Alex Milligan, Great Grandchildren- Michael Milligan, Garrett Milligan, Kennedy Milligan, Kyle Hand, Jackson Bunch, Mattalynn Corbett & William Corbett.

James is preceded in death by, son- Larry Milligan, grandson- Jalen Milligan, infant daughter- Shirley Jeanette Milligan, sisters- Leona Clements & Minnie Dillard & brothers- Herman & Noble Milligan.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Monday, November 25 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Tuesday, November 26 at the funeral home. Bro. David Manship & Rev. Phillip Andry will officiate. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Ray Buttery

Oct. 05, 1948 — Nov. 22, 2019

Ray Buttery of Orleans, passed away November 22, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Care of Bedford at the age of 71. He was born October 5, 1948 in Middlesboro, KY. Ray was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and he was retired from Pointer Sheet Metal of Bloomington.

Survivors include: Son- Clint Buttery & wife, Tess of Dubois, Sister- Faye Cross of Bedford, Granddaughters- Amber Buttery & Madison Buttery, and Several nieces and nephews.

Ray is preceded in death by, mother- Dorothy Lee Riley, brother- Tony Cavins & sister- Sheila Dillard

Cremation was chosen for Ray Buttery, with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.mcadamsmortuary.com

James Daniel

Feb. 21, 1922 — Nov. 21, 2019

James P. Daniel, 97, Spencer, Indiana passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House.

James was born February 21, 1922 in Monroe County, Indiana the son of the late John and Emma (Brashaber) Daniel. James was employed at Sarkes Tarzian for over forty years and a Farmer. He was one of the founders of Crisp Assembly of God in Owen County and a member of American Legion Post 285 in Spencer, Indiana, White River Valley Antique Machinery Association, Brown County Antique Machinery and the Owen County Farm Bureau.

Survivors: three sons, Roger (Donna) Daniel of Spencer, Indiana, Larry (Julie) Daniel of Ellettsville, Indiana and Joseph (Donna) Daniel of Spencer, Indiana; one daughter, Naomi Ryan of Stafford, Missouri; sister-in-law, Martha Daniel of Bloomington, Indiana; nineteen grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Daniel; son, William Albert Daniel and four siblings.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Creek Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Ooley officiating. Military Graveside Services will be provided by the Monroe County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House.

To send flowers or share a memory visit thefuneralchapel.net

Ronald Ohslund

Ronald K. Ohslund, 84, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society.

Edward Mauritson

Edward J. Mauritson, 89, of Bloomington, died Saturday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington. Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

November 23, 2019

Martha Smeiser

Nov. 06, 1929 — Nov. 15, 2019

Martha Louise SmeIser, 90, Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Nov. 15, 2019, at Bluegrass Personal Care Home.

Obeying her wishes, her body was donated to Emory University. At a later date, a memorial service will be held and her remains will be buried at Bryantsville Church of Christ’s Cemetery in Mitchell.

A native of East St. Louis, Illinois, she was born Nov. 6, 1929, the daughter of James Cleveland and Martha Zalima (Ferguson) Anderson. She was raised at 1766 N. 46th Street, East St. Louis, Illinois with her older brother, James Woodrow Anderson. The family attended church at Landsdowne Christian Church where she was baptized into her faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Martha graduated East St. Louis High School in 1947 and enrolled in Cincinnati Bible College where she also worked part time at the Children’s Hospital as a nurse’s aide. There, she met a young preacher and traveling evangelist, Robert Lewis Smelser. They were married on November 2, 1948 at Moscow Christian Church in Moscow, Ohio.

Raising a large family of seven children, they moved often while working in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Indiana. They were owners of Bible bookstores in Terre Haute, Martinsville, Bedford, and Paris, Illinois. They bought their “retirement” farm in 1979 and moved to Mitchell. After Robert passed in 1989, Martha became a nurse’s aide for elderly patients in Bedford and Mitchell.

Preceding her in death were her loving husband; brother; son, Robert Smelser; and son-in-law, Danny Maynard.

Survivors include six children: Mary Maynard, Douglasville, Georgia; Deborah (Tom) Brewer, Jefferson, Georgia; David (Bianca) Smelser, Buena Park, California; Rhoda (David) Stitcher, Marysville, Ohio; Jim (Tainra) Smelser, Atlanta, Indiana; and Lois (Rick) Lee, Mitchell, Indiana. Also, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren survive. We will all cherish the memories of her precious life with us through the years.

Tracy Johnson

Oct. 11, 1946 — Nov. 09, 2019

Tracy E. Johnson, 73, passed away on Nov. 9, 2019, in Pineville, North Carolina, surrounded by his family.

Born in Bedford on Oct. 11, 1946, to Russell and Maxine (King) Johnson, Tracy attended Stalker Elementary and enjoyed many happy times with his cousins from Indianapolis at their grandma Cora’s home in Oolitic.  After graduating from Bedford High School with the class of 1964, he relocated to Flint, Michigan to attend General Motors Institute. Through GMI, he began his successful career in the automotive industry at Chevrolet Detroit. Fortunately, Tracy relocated to American Motors Company in Detroit where he met Isabel Scicluna, his devoted wife of 40 years.

He later served 20 years at Chrysler Corporation before retiring as Senior Manager. During that time he relocated his family to Rochester Hills, Mi. In recent years the couple had moved to Sun City, Carolina Lakes in South Carolina before the birth of their first grandchild. In addition to family, Tracy enjoyed church, politics, card games, hamburgers, classic movies, NASCAR and sports.

He is survived by his loving wife Isabel; his three children, Ann (Lucas Wilson), Jean, Russell (Amanda); his granddaughters, Cora Wilson and Matilda Johnson; his cousins MaryJo Eggers (Jim), Penny Shope (Bob), Lisa Freije (Tom), Mark Boatman and Jerry Riley (Jane).

Tracy was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Maxine, his premature brother Terry and his Aunts Mary Boarman of Indianapolis and Virginia Brooks King of Oolitic.

A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Lancaster, South Carolina, on Nov. 14. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 14 at St. Kenneth Church, 14951 N. Hagerty Rd. Plymouth, Michigan.

Linda Robinson

Dec. 09, 1944 — Nov. 22, 2019

Linda Diane (Tuddy) Robinson, 74, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, at her residence.

Born December 9, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Mildred (Robinson) Tuddy. She married Robert Robinson September 3, 2000, and he preceded her in death December 31, 2011.

Linda was a caretaker.

Survivors include her children, Frankie Batchelor of Mitchell and Rita Kay Goller of Madisonville, Kentucky; siblings, Rita Lewis of Mitchell, John Tuddy of Spencer, Janet Robinson of Campbellsburg, Rhea Dawn Lewis of Bedford, and Joe Tuddy of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Gavin Isaiah Batchelor, Jamah Campbell, Natasha Brasher, and Tony Bane; and great grandchildren, Blayden Campbell, Stormie Campbell, Braelyn Campbell, Leeland Brasher, and Adelayde Brasher.

Her parents; husband; sons, Larry Dale Batchelor and Ronnie Joe Rogers; great granddaughter, Kaleena Campbell; and siblings, Karen Joe Turner and Ronnie Lee Tuddy, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, at Green Hill Cemetery Pastor Dirus Dustin officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

To share a memory or express condolences visit www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Raymond Garnett

Raymond Eugene Garnett, 74, of Bedford, formerly of Kentucky, died Wednesday, Nov. 20. If anyone has any family please contact Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes at 812-275-4433. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

November 22, 2019

Mark Gilson

March 13, 1955 — Nov. 16, 2019

Mark Edward Gilson age 64 of Bedford passed away on Saturday Nov. 16, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on March 13, 1955, to Robert (Bob) Gilson and Gretna (Hillenburg) Gilson. He married Patty Sipes on Aug. 1, 1975, and she survives. Mark was a graduate of Bedford High School and was a painter. He attended Momentum Community Church. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs, and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Gilson; his father, Bob Gilson; his daughter, Lucretia Gilson; his son, Jeremy (Brandie) Gilson, all of Bedford; two sisters, Sharon Neff of Kentucky and Vicki (Ronnie) Melvin of Bedford; five grandchildren, Nate Gilson, McKayla Gilson, Macie Grimes, Madelynn Grimes and Noah Grimes.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gretna and nephew Devin Neff.

Celebration of Mark’s life will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Momentum Community Church, 1403 R Street in Bedford, with Bro. Reno Bates, officiating. In lieu of flowers please send donations for expenses to Momentum Community Church or online @MomentumCommunityChurch.com.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sally Cramer

May 04, 1941 — Nov. 21, 2019

Sally V. Cramer 78 of Bedford passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at 6:30 a.m. at her residence.

She was born on May 4, 1941, in Dresden, to Everett and Louise (Jeffries) O’Bannon. Sally was a Times-Mail newspaper carrier and Treasurer of the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford, where she was a member. Sally married William Cramer on Nov. 1, 1986, and he survives along with their blended family, children, June Wilson (David) Rosario, Jane Wilson, Cindy Cramer Rentas, Tammy Jo Wilson (Brad) Burgess, Kelly Wilson, Tammy Marie Cramer (Joe) Caswell, Jenny Wilson, Anne Byers (Philip) Thorpe, Billy Cramer and daughter-in-law, Tina Hanners; 37 grandchildren, Brian Don, Brandon, Brittany, Jerry, Felicia, Miggy, Jeremy, Devon, Erin, Dawn, Mandy, Danielle, Rachel, Jessica, Janay, BJ, Maria, Zachary, Jessica, Kimberly, Creighton, Shane, Brian, Cathleen, Lori, Evan, Josh, Sarah, Chris, Andrew, Destiny, Emily, Whitney, Courtney, Tiffany, Laura and Joseph; 73 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard O’Bannon and John (Lela) O’Bannon; and one sister, Mary Bever.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David Eli Cramer and James (Jimmy) Wilson Jr.; one brother, Fredrick O’Bannon; and one great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn Burgess

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Bedford First Assembly of God Church, 2601 27th Street in Bedford, with Pastor Bill McKee and Pastor Steve Terry, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Diana Love

Nov. 17, 1952 — Nov. 20, 2019

Diana Lynn Love, 67, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at her home at 2:04 AM on November 20, 2019.

She was born November 17, 1952 in Salem, IN, the daughter of Lee Roy and Mary Alice (Gray) Burton. She married John Love on October 10, 1970 and he survives. She was a graduate of Orleans High School, class of 1970. She was a 4-H Leader and volunteer for many years and women’s leader of the Farm Bureau. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and watching her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of Orleans; mother of Orleans; three daughters, Jennifer Hall (Chad) of Orleans, Allison Brown (J.J.) of Campbellsburg and Carmen Alston (Pat) of Orleans; two sons, Michael Love (Abbie) of Orleans and Matt Love (Mandy) of Orleans; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandson and one sister, Tammy Tolbert (Larry) of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Roy Burton and one brother, Kim Burton “Boomer”.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Bro. Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be sent Orange County 4-H.

To share a memory or express condolences to the family visit www.ochstetrick.net

Jeffry Tabor

July 30, 1959 — Nov. 18, 2019

Jeffry L. Tabor, 60, of Chattanooga, TN formerly of French Lick, passed away November 18, 2019.

He was Born July 30, 1959 to parents, Harley L & Myrtle R. (Mills) Tabor. Jeffry was an employee of Acheson Foundry of Chattanooga.

Funeral will be 1:30pm Sunday, November 24 at McAdams Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11am-1:30pm the service time at the funeral home. Bro. Charles Crews will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Richard Phillips

Oct. 07, 1936 — Nov. 19, 2019

Richard W. Phillips, 83 of Vallonia, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 7, 1936 in Bloomington he was the son of Benjamin and Ethel (Honeycutt) Phillips. Richard enjoyed traveling, gardening, fishing and spending time with family, especially his grandkids. He entered the automotive industry after graduation at Arvins, Cummins and eventually retired form Visteon.

Survivors include his children Tom Andis of Seymour, Kitty (Rick) Foster of Medora, Becky Andis of Bloomington, Janet Murphy (Rick Rickard) of Seymour and Robert Phillips (Wayne Vice) of Seymour; his grandchildren, Haven Andis, Hailey Andis, Holly (Casami) Johnson, Keith (Jezzie) Robbins, Tyler (Allyson) Andis, Andy(Bonnie) Washam, Christy (Brent) Emily, Joey (Ashley) Murphy, Betsy Foster and Dennis (Bobbie) Carpenter; his siblings, Sarah Kay Philips, Marie Simon, Delbert (Joyce) Phillips and Mandy Duttlinger; 14 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandkids; several nieces and nephews and their beloved dog they’ve had for 11 years “Rusty”.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse of over 50 years, Bess Phillips; daughter LeeAnn Carpenter; grandchild Travis Foster and one great-great grandson A.J. Washam.

Services will be at 1:00pm on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 6:00pm on Sunday or from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Memorials can be made at the funeral home to the Jackson County Humane Society, Schneck Hospice Fund or Medora Goes Pink.

Friends can sign the guestbook or share a favorite memory at www.WoodlawnFamilyFuneral.com

November 21, 2019

Maneacy Landstrom

May 03, 1938 — Nov. 18, 2019

Maneacy Jayne Landstrom, 81, of Bedford, passed away at 12:45 pm on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington surrounded by family.

Born May 3, 1938 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Virgil and Goldie (Walls) Neal. She married Fred A. Landstrom of March 5, 1955 and he preceded her in death. She was a cook at Chi Phi Fraternity at Indiana University and attended Friendly Bible Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Smale, and husband, Roger, of Bedford; a son, Fred “Bud” Landstrom, and wife, Billie, of Bedford; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Willard “Tab” Landstrom, two granddaughters, and all her brothers and sisters. Per her wishes, no visitation or funeral services will be scheduled. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to I.U. Health Foundation for the Hospice House Fund. Send to 714 S. Rogers, Room 402, Bloomington, IN 47403 or Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Brenda Bennett

Aug. 13, 1942 — Nov. 19, 2019

Mrs. Brenda Joyce Bennett age 77 of Salem passed away Tuesday, November 19 at Meadowview Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Bennett was born August 13, 1942 in Lee County, Virginia the daughter of Brent and Hattie Ayers Sumpter. She attended New Beginnings Baptist Church. She was an employee of Walmart in Salem.

She is preceded in death by her husband: William “Bill” Bennett. She is survived by a brother: Ronald Sumpter (Vicki) of Richmond, KY, two sisters: Sharon Sumpter of Salem, and Opel Wetzel of Flint, Michigan, several nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen there will be no services.  Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Wendell Raines

Sept. 08, 1928 — Nov. 15, 2019

Wendell H. Raines, 91, Dunkirk, died Friday November 15, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an illness.

Born in Fayetteville, Indiana on September 8, 1928, he graduated from Fayetteville High School with the class of 1947. He worked over 40 years in the floral/greenhouse business with the last 25 years as owner & operator of Maraines Greenhouses in Dunkirk.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Adeline Raines; 5 sons: Michael Raines, Dunkirk, Randy Raines (wife: Sherry), Paragon, Richard Raines (wife: Debbie), Dunkirk, Walter Raines (wife: Pam), Franklin, and Jim Raines, Greenwood; a daughter: Wendy Blakley (husband: Michael), Hartford City; 2 brothers: Charles Raines (wife: Sue), Fayetteville, and Harold Raines (wife: Joni), Fayetteville; 5 sisters: Elizabeth Craig, Fayetteville, Lorene New (husband: Daniel), Avoca, Betty McGill, Bedford, Geraldine Dunn (husband: Jack), Fayetteville, and Sue Murphy, Bedford; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Reba (Baker) Raines; 2 brothers: Donald Raines and Bill Raines, and 2 sisters: Margaret Raines and Martha Bolton.

A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Dunkirk.

Visiting hours will be Monday from 12 until 1 p.m. at the church.

To share a memory with the family or express online condolences visit www.meachamfuneralservice.com

Dewey Lewis

Dec. 27, 1933 — Nov. 18, 2019

Dewey E. Lewis, age 85 of French Lick, passed away at his residence Nov. 18, 2019.

He was born Dec. 27, 1933, in French Lick to Dennie and Irene McCune Lewis. He married Mary F. Wininger on Nov. 11, 1952, and they later divorced. He then married Joyce Evans Dalton in September 1973, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2015.

He attended French Lick High School and enlisted in the US Navy at age 17. He earned a National Defense Metal, a Korean Service Metal and a United Nations Service Metal before enlisting in the US Army three years later. He graduated from Military Police training in 1956 and the Maryland Police Academy in 1962, serving as a military police officer until his retirement in 1973 as sergeant first class, with 10 of those years being overseas. He earned four Good Conduct Metals, six service stripes, a National Defense Service Metal and an Armed Forces Expeditionary Metal while in the Army.

He was a former French Lick Chief of Police, former security guard at French Lick Springs Hotel and NWS Crane, as well as the former owner of The Fish Hut and The Sugar Shack. He also sold insurance for several years.

He was a proud member of French Lick Masonic Lodge 586.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lewis; both parents; and one infant son, Gary Dean Lewis.

He is survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Lewis of Paoli; four daughters, Melanie “Gale” Bright, Paoli, Dewetta Kenney, Paoli, Dena (C.B) Deaton, French Lick and Rhonda (David) Bullington, Marengo; one step-son, Mark (Elizabeth) Dalton, French Lick; one step-daughter, Michelle (Rick) Beaty, West Baden Springs, 10 grandchildren, Tracy (Zeb) El Barbary, Tammy Gehl, Tanya Hinds, Matthew Moore, Dena (Jeff) Schaech, Ginger Parks, Jacob (Misty) Bergman, Dusty (Jessica) Lewis, Amanda (Sam) Vernon and Ashley Bullington. Step-grandchildren surviving include Tiffani (Brady) McGee, Kaci (Thomas) Stephens, Tyler Cox, Derek Dalton, Travis Dalton, Destini Dalton, Dylun Gaddis and Nick Gaddis and Evan Dalton. Sixteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and several cousins also survive.

A Celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM Saturday November 30, 2019 at the American Legion, Post 76 in French Lick, Indiana located at 8595 W Main St, French Lick, IN 47432.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Curtis Rook

Curtis Alvin Rook, 86, of Mitchell, died Wednesday, Nov. 20. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Martha Smelser

Martha Louise Smelser, 90, of Douglasville, GA, formerly of Mitchell, died Friday, Nov. 15.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Beth Hardman

Beth Hardman, 78, of Mitchell, died Sunday, Nov. 17.  Arrangements am pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

November 20, 2019

Charles Smith

Oct. 17, 1927 — Nov. 15, 2019

Charles Christopher Lindy Smith, formerly of French Lick, IN and New Berlin, WI, passed away on November 15, 2019.

He was the son of William Tannehill Smith and Rosa Blanche (Turley) Smith, born on October 17, 1927 in Rivervale, Indiana. He was happy to share that his namesake related to aviator Charles Lindbergh and that first solo nonstop transatlantic flight. He married Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, November 26, 1953.

Lindy and Bonnie Jo had two daughters, Peggy (Mark) Jones, French Lick, Indiana, and Nancy Karlen Monticello, Wisconsin. Lindy has four grandchildren, Christie (Stephen) Boyd, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Steven (Holly) Jones, Houston, TX, Jacob (Jennifer) Karlen, Madison, WI, and Dana (Mathew) Brandl, Clinton, WI; and six great-grandchildren, Brody & Molly Boyd, Avery & Annabelle Jones, Maxen & Porter Brandl. He is also survived by friend and companion Maxine Parks of French Lick, as well as his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Jo, in 2007; his son-in-law, Daniel Karlen in 2015; one brother and four sisters.

Lindy served as a radar technician in the Army Air Corps, later the United State Air Force. He attended Purdue University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His career took him around the country and the world. He retired from ASEA Corporation in 1992. After retirement, he and Bonnie Jo returned to their Indiana roots, moving back to the family farm in French Lick. He would often be found trying to herd his beloved guinea hens, cats and dogs. He also enjoyed making waffles for his great-grandchildren, driving his favorite lawnmower, and tinkering around the farm.

He was a member of Moores Ridge United Methodist Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge, French Lick American Legion, French Lick Lions Club, Order of Eastern Star and Tau Beta Phi fraternity.

His cremains will be scattered during a celebration of life at a later date. As a memorial to Lindy, family and friends are encouraged to visit a neighbor, especially those home-bound. Lindy loved to hear and share your stories. Please continue his legacy. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.newcomerfuneralhome.net

Lindy was a World War II veteran. His family would like to thank the staff of the Madison VA Hospital for their compassionate care.

Dayton Landreth

May 21, 2004 — Nov. 16, 2019

Dayton Edward Landreth, 15, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Born May 21, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was the son of Stacy and Justin Blackburn. Dayton loved music, drawing and spending time with his sisters and his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Stacy; two sisters, Sarah Blackburn and Joplynn Landreth; grandparents, Sandy (Jeff) Landreth, Vicki Gerkin and Doug (Brenda) Blackburn; two aunts, Crystal Bleecher and Amy Romig; uncle, Andy Blackburn and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Justin; aunt, Abby Blackburn; uncle, Tommy Canada.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday at the funeral chapel from noon until the service hour.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Edgar Lewis

Oct. 19, 1927 — Nov. 18, 2019

Edgar A. “Ed” Lewis age 92, formally of Shoals, passed away November 18, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

He was born October 19, 1927 in Lawrence County to George W. and Susie (Quinn) Lewis. He married Joyce Lindley on April 14, 1984 in Lost River Township. They were the last couple married by Rev. Lloyd Butler. He was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1945, served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from the US Gypsum following 31 years of service.

Edgar loved to hunt foxes, mushrooms and ginseng, enjoyed horse trail riding, and raised and trained Registered Quarter Horses. His favorite story to tell was, riding to school in a covered wagon on an old muddy road, pulled by horses on Emmons Ridge. “He could have walked but loved the ride.”

He is survived by his wife, one son, David (Rebecca) Lewis of Indianapolis; two daughters, Brenda (Rodney) Kaiser of Bedford and Janet Stroud of Shoals; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Judy (Richard) Woosley of French Lick; one brother James “Jim” (Shirley) Lewis of Lost River and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death are his parents, one son, Donald Lewis; one brother Gerald Lewis; and two sisters, Pauline Hodson and Faye Hall.

No services are planned. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery at a later date. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

November 19, 2019

James Sproles

Jan. 16, 1941 — Nov. 16, 2019

James H. Sproles, 78, of Bedford James H. Sproles, 78, of Bedford, passed away at Franciscan Health Medical Center in Indianapolis on Saturday Nov. 16, 2019, after a brief illness surrounded by his beloved family.

Born on January 16, 1941 to James Thomas Sproles and May Elizabeth Wagoner Boling, who both preceded him in death. James married Carolyn J. Taylor on Sept. 2, 1961 and shared 58 wonderful years together.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn, one son James Scott Sproles and wife Denise of Oolitic, granddaughters, Sydney Mae Sproles and Daphney Ann Sproles, which were his pride and joy! Siblings, Judy Hamilton of Oolitic, Deanna (Jerry) Pemberton of Mitchell, Debbie Kinder of Shoals and Donnie (Belinda) Boling of New Castle, also 6 nieces and nephews, also several great nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Scott Sproles, brother Jack Michael Sproles, grandparents, Jack and Peal (Jones) Sproles, Charles and Ruth (Mundy) Wagoner.

Jim was a local business owner of Sproles Automotive Machine Shop for 30 years. He was an avid Ford man who loved his family and enjoyed attending car shows.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Clarence Brown, officiating, burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon until service time at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 135 W. Muhammad All Blvd, Suite B, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Michael Harris

May 04, 1942 — Nov. 18, 2019

Michael Lee Harris, 77, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 4, 1942, in Orange County, he was the son of Cecil Ray and Ruth Marie (Jones) Harris. He married Patricia Applegate June 30, 1990.

Michael worked 36 years at US Gypsum. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and graduated from Orleans High School. Michael was a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene and a Friend of Bill W. for almost 48 years. He enjoyed woodworking and watching Westerns.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Harris of Bedford; children, Ivan (Mary Ann) Harris of Springville, Shane (Kris) Harris of Frankfort, Tina (Michael) Burress of Oolitic, Doug Pender of Mitchell, Amy (Speedy) Sowders of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Christina (Shea) Hooten of Bedford; grandchildren, Gabrielle Harris, Michael (Tori) Harris, Evelyn Pender, James Sowders, Jenna Sowders, Makayla Harris, Grace Lambton, Draygen Pender, and Gabriel Pender; great granddaughter, Ivy Staggs; and sister, Marcia (Roy) Sage of Orleans.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting chastainfuneralhome.com

Brady Howe

Sept. 28, 1999 — Nov. 16, 2019

Brady Tyler Howe, 20, of Orleans passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Louisville, KY.

Born September 28, 1999 in Bedford, he was the son of Toby Howe and April (Way) Coker. An avid car enthusiast, he was a member of the Bloomington Car Club. Brady was loved by all who knew him.

Survivors include his father, Toby, of Mitchell; his mother, April Coker and husband, Neil, of Linton; two half-sisters, Suri and Maddyn Howe, both of Mitchell; his maternal grandparents, Sylvia and Robert Way, of Mitchell; his paternal grandparents, Hershel and Connie Sue Howe, of Bedford; his step-grandparents, Terry Coker and wife, Robin, and Lora Burris, all of Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, November 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bryantsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 21st and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Lucy Chambers

Feb. 14, 1946 — Nov. 17, 2019

Lucy (Arthur) Chambers 73, of Solsberry, passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Born February 14, 1946 in Springville, she was the daughter of Pikey and Nora (Fulk) Arthur. She married Dana Ray Chambers on September 11, 1965. She was a dietician for several area nursing homes.

Surviving relatives include: Her husband, Dana Ray Chambers; three daughters, Tina Nalley (Kenneth), Marla Deckard (Bobby) and Stacy Stewart (Ernie Langley); grandchildren, Lillian Boruff, Kenneth Nalley Jr., Natasha Sinn, Samuel Dale Nalley, Lindsey Corley, Andrew Deckard, C.J. Goens, Joey Goens and Jeremiah Goens; 15 great grandchildren; her siblings, Roger Arthur, Arlene Jackson, Ricky Arthur and Timmy Arthur; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Arthur.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Arthur, sister, Judy Gardner and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Solsberry United Methodist Church, with Rev. Matt Whitacre officiating. Interment will follow in Garrison Chapel cemetery.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

William Gibson, Jr.

Jan. 12, 1975 — Nov. 13, 2019

William Henry Gibson, Jr., 44, of Bedford, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at his residence.

Born January 12, 1975 in Indianapolis, he was the son of William H. Gibson, Sr. and Florence (Nicholson) Robertson. He married Barbara Trammell on June 28, 1997 and she survives. He enjoyed woodworking and supporting local musicians.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Bedford; six children, Daniel Brinker, Christopher Black, Courtney Gibson, Autumn Gibson, Kara Gibson, and Dakota Gibson; a grandchild, Alex; his mother, Florence Robertson and husband, Coleman, of Indianapolis; his father, William Gibson, Sr. of Indianapolis; a sister, Kim Malone, of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 pm on Friday, November 22nd at the White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday, November 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.   Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Tina Dizney

July 16, 1967 — Nov. 17, 2019

Mrs. Tina Marie Dizney, age 52, of Pekin, passed away Sunday, November 17 at her home.

Mrs. Dizney was born July 16, 1967 in Salem the daughter of Allen and Ila Brown Jones. She was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Tina was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Dizney. They were married May 6, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother: PJ Jones.

Tina is survived by two brothers: Phillip Jones of Salem and Chris Jones of Jeffersonville, two sisters: Donna Dickerson (Reed) of Pekin and Donna Pittman (Eddie) of Pekin, 5 nieces, 3 nephews, and 3 great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 6PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-6PM at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.weathersfuneralhome.com

November 18, 2019

Christopher Jones

Oct. 20, 1963 — Nov. 17, 2019

Christopher Allen Jones, 56, of Bedford, died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born October 20, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of Richard A. and Sharon (Daggy) Jones. Chris graduated in 1982 from Bedford North Lawrence High School which he helped name in December 1973, winning a $25.00 Savings Bond. While at BNL he participated in football, wrestling, and track/shot put. He was HHC Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in 1980-81 and 1981-82 and was Indiana State HWT runner-up in 1982. Chris played on football teams that were HHC All Conference in 1980-81 and HHC Champions in 1980-81. He attended Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College, Central State University in OK, and Indiana University on football scholarships. He earned a degree in Criminal Justice at N.E.O. He enjoyed stock car and NASCAR races and was a good race car mechanic. He was employed at Reynolds/Inliner, Relco Trucking and J.B. Salvage in Bloomington before his health declined. Recently he had been rebuilding bicycles and adding motors to them.

Survivors include his mother, Sharon; a son Rary Michael Jones of the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Hood; a sister, Kimberly Banks (Kevin); a niece, Julia Collins Young; a nephew, Joseph Collins; his dog, Earl, his special buddy. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Jones; his paternal grandparents, Homer and Lena Jones; his maternal grandparents, Henry (Jr.) and Betty Daggy and a nephew, Shane Arthur (in infancy).

Per his request, cremation was chosen. An interment service for family and friends will be conducted at a later date. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., American Heart Assoc. or the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Betty Levi

Feb. 19, 1939 — Nov. 16, 2019

Betty Lou Levi, 80 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Saturday November 16, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on February 19, 1939 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Omer Hubert Switzer and Alta Marie Bostock Switzer. She married Keith Eldon Levi on March 1, 1957 and he precedes her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Christina Levi, and brother Jim Switzer.

Betty was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in French Lick, Indiana. She was employed at Springs Valley Corporation and Cornwell Company. Betty retired from Midwest Inn, Paoli, Indiana. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family and dog Roxie.

Survivors include 5-Sons; Leith and Pam Levi of Paoli, Indiana, Ricky and Kathy Levi of French Lick, Indiana, Keith and Dianna Levi of Paoli, Indiana, Hubert Levi of Paoli, Indiana, Kedrick and Lisa Levi of Orleans, Indiana, 1-Daughter; Lisa and Kevin Phillips of West Baden, Indiana, 1-Sister; Thelma and Keith Holland of Paoli, Indiana, and 10- Grandchildren, 6 Great-grandchildren.

Private Services will be held for Betty Lou Levi. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery located at 5042 W County Rd 650 N, Orleans, Indiana. Craig Chestnut will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralHome.com

Harold Allen, Sr.

May 12, 1951 — Nov. 16, 2019

Harold Lee Allen, Sr., 68, of Bedford passed away Saturday November 16, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 12, 1951 in Linton, Indiana the son of Lee Alfred and Blanch (Wright) Allen. Howard worked at GE in Bloomington and was a member of the Body of Christ Church in Bedford.

Surviving relatives include his wife Vicky Allen of Bedford, his children, Michelle Lynn Allen, Harold Lee Allen, Jr., one brother Cliff Edward Allen.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Tom Jenkins and John Turpin officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Hilberto Mata

Hilberto Ramos Mata, 56, of Bedford, died Nov. 3. Cremation was chosen with no services. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Raymond Arvin

Raymond John Arvin, 69, of Santa Monica, California, formerly of Loogootee, died recently in California. No services are planned. Memorial contributions to Food Not Bombs Santa Monica; P.O. Box 1544, Pacific Palisades, California, 90272-1544.

November 17, 2019

James Rollins

Aug. 15, 1944 — Nov. 15, 2019

James “Jim” Rollins, 75, of Owensburg passed away Friday November 15, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 15, 1944 in Owensburg, Indiana the son of James Rufo and Wilma S. (White) Rollins.

Jim was retired from the Greene County Highway Department, he drove a school bus for Eastern School and was a member of the Newberry Masonic Lodge, he also served in the Army National Guard.

Jim is survived by his wife Pat Rollins, children, Treva (Bill) Lukens, Linda Ketchem, his grandchildren, Lindsey Lukens, Marcus Lukens, Rilee Ketchem, Jamie Ketchem, Dustin Ketchem and Molli Ketchem, he has three step-grandchildren, Lisa Chestnut, Bruce Lukens, Melinda Horsting, several other step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and his mother-in-law Louise Jones.

Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Direnda Rollins, his parents, paternal grandparents, Clyde and Lilis Rollins and maternal grandparents, Jack and Minnie White.

A graveside service for Jim will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday at Dishman Cemetery.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Joseph Rezits

June 16, 1925 — Nov. 15, 2019

Joseph Rezits, 94, former professor of music at Indiana University passed away last Friday at Meadowood Health Pavilion.

Born in New York state he moved to Bloomington in 1963 to teach at Indiana University School of Music while raising his family of two sons with his wife Roberta. Joseph was a professional pianist and traveled throughout the world performing,lecturing and teaching. He was adored by his students and touched many lives during his long career. He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his son’s David and Daniel and wife Norma Beversdorf-Rezits.

Graveside services for Joseph will be 2:30 pm Monday, November 18, 2019 at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be expressed at thefuneralchapel.net

Tom Gehlhausen

Nov. 12, 1933 — Nov. 14, 2019

There’s a little less laughter and love in the world today.

Tom Gehlhausen loved to laugh, and more importantly, he loved making other people laugh. Constantly chatting with everyone he met, he was a friend to waitresses, painters, and priests. He always had one more joke to tell.

Tom loved Indiana. Born in Evansville on November 12, 1933, he graduated from Reitz Memorial High School and later enrolled at the University of Evansville, majoring in business.

He left school to enlist in the Navy, serving as a quartermaster aboard the USS Chukawan during the Korean War. One weekend while stationed in Newport, Rhode Island, a friend introduced Tom to Maxine Howe, another Hoosier, who was visiting her Navy brother in the same apartments.

Tom loved Maxine, his wife of 63 years. They married in 1956 and then moved back to Evansville after his honorable discharge. Tom began working for the family business Gehlhausen Bros. Paint Company, but also found time to play semi-pro baseball, catching for the Jasper Reds. Tom later held a number of sales and management positions with companies throughout the Midwest.

Tom loved baseball, especially coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams in Bloomington. Tom’s success and spirit on the diamond earned him a compliment from former IU basketball coach Bobby Knight, whose son Timmy was coached by Gehlhausen. Coach Knight called Tom “one of the best baseball coaches” he’d ever seen.

Tom loved his family, especially spending time with everyone. He brought them along on sales calls throughout central Indiana. He attended hundreds of his children’s and grandchildren’s ball games, sports camps, swim meets, and dance recitals. He would even sit patiently while his five-year-old granddaughter styled his hair at the “beauty shop.”

Tom loved to tease the people he loved the most, giving them funny nicknames and sharing a big laugh.

Tom and his laughter left this world on November 14, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital after a prolonged illness. His family misses him dearly, but they have plenty of memories, photos, and digital phone messages to remind them of his laugh and fun-loving personality.

He is preceded in death by his father Roman F. Gehlhausen and mother Nellie Marie (Day) Gehlhausen, both of Evansville.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Maxine Mary (Howe) Gehlhausen of Bloomington, daughters Linda Marie Fenoglio (Chris) of Nashville, Tenn. and Susan Elizabeth Blackwell (Larry) of Bloomington, sons Thomas Lee Gehlhausen Jr. (Beth) of Fishers and Randy Brian Gehlhausen (Lori) of Bloomington, one cousin David Michael Gehlhausen of Celebration, Fla., 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts in Tom’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation of Indiana at www.hvafofindiana.org.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling private arrangements for the Gehlhausen family.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends to appreciate at www.allencares.com

H. Lavon Yoho

July 07, 1932 — Nov. 14, 2019

H. Lavon Yoho, 87, of Solsberry passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born July 7, 1932 in Solsberry, Indiana, the son of Harold Dwight “Cotton” and Bernetta Pearl (Sullivan) Yoho.

Lavon has been successful in many endeavors throughout his life. He began his career as the owner of Dutch’s Café. He was Post Master at Solsberry, a bus driver for Solsberry School and a truck driver for Yoho and Sons. He was Superintendent of Highways for the Indiana Department of Transportation. He was the Director of the Bloomfield Housing Authority for twenty-five years, owned Hoosier Insurance, and served on the Board of Directors at Bloomfield State Bank.

Lavon served as the Greene County Republican Party Chairman for forty years. He also served as a precinct committeeman and Township Trustee for many years. Lavon headed the consolidation of Beech Creek, Center, and Jackson Townships to form Eastern School District. He was also a proud member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Bloomfield Rotary Club, Eastern Star, and Sons of American Legion Post 450 in Solsberry. Lavon also served on the Eastern Heights Utilities Board and held several positions on the Greene County Economic Development Corporation, always striving to make Greene County a better place. He also proudly helped to form the Eastern Fire Department in Beech Creek Township.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Ola Yoho and Almer and Dollie Sullivan. His parents, Dwight and Pearl Yoho, brother and sister in law, Donnie and Linda Yoho, infant sister, Lois Ann, infant son, David and his in-laws of the Street Family.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 69 years, Pat Yoho, his children, Pam Yoho and Jay (Sandi) Yoho; his grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Perkins, Micah (Chuck) Gallion, J.T. (Samantha) Yoho, Trevor Yoho; his great-grandchildren, Baylee and Brynlee Perkins, Hope and Grace Gallion, Cooper Yoho, cousins, Jon (Judy) Yoho, Michael (Maria) Yoho and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 P.M. Tuesday and 11 A.M. Wednesday until the hour of service, all at the Solsberry Christian Church.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Solsberry Christian Church with Pastor Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will follow at Solsberry Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes all memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice or Beech Creek Township Eastern Fire Department.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

John Mikesell

Oct. 23, 1942 — Sept. 12, 2019

John L. Mikesell died on September 12 at age 76.

He was born in Bloomington and lived most of his life on family land in rural Monroe County, and spent his early childhood in a house without electricity or running water. In elementary school, he milked cows every morning before heading down the road to a 2-room schoolhouse, Phillips School. From these beginnings, he went on to develop as a teacher and scholar: he graduated valedictorian from Bloomington High School, received his BA from Wabash College, and an MA and PhD from the University of Illinois. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After his first job working for West Virginia University, he joined the faculty of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, ultimately returning to live with his wife and three children on the family land he’d grown up on and which he called home for the rest of his life.

Over the course of his career, he became an expert in international sales tax, fiscal reform matters including macroeconomic policy and budget policy, intergovernmental fiscal relations, institution building, and building local fiscal capacity. He is internationally recognized as a world expert in general sales taxation, described by colleagues as a “walking encyclopedia of tax policy.”

Although he remained on the faculty of SPEA for his entire career, his expertise led him across the world: he traveled to the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan on World Bank public budget system reform missions; lived in Ukraine and Russia for a year (each) working on USAID intergovernmental fiscal reform projects; and visited China on numerous occasions as Senior Research Fellow with the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy to help China develop a property tax. He also led a five-year joint partnership between SPEA and public administration schools in Saratov and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Closer to home, he served on the Indiana State Budget Agency’s Revenue Forecast Technical Committee for over 30 years, receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award for distinguished service to the state in 2016. His curriculum vitae is blinding with achievements. He was editor-in-chief of Public Budgeting & Finance for fifteen years, and received the Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and the Steven D. Gold Award for Outstanding Contributions to State and Local Fiscal Policy from the National Tax Association. He published over 240 articles and book chapters and six books, including Fiscal Administration: Analysis and Applications for the Public Sector , the standard public finance and budgeting textbook in graduate public affairs programs across the country (now in its tenth edition). John was named a Chancellor’s Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs Emeritus in 2008.

He was a consummate researcher, a “scholar’s scholar,” who had a knack for exploring a topic in a way that cut directly to the questions policy makers were asking. As a writer, John was famous for his footnotes, which incorporated interesting anecdotes, historical details, and amusing jabs at legislators. John also loved teaching, and while some students may have found his gruff demeanor intimidating at first, many credit his mentorship with changing their lives.

John was deeply pragmatic, and could be taciturn in the extreme. He didn’t suffer fools, schmooze, or deviate from his principles. He could be counted on to say only what he meant. His family can’t think of a single time when he lied.

While living in Kiev, Ukraine, John developed a love of ballet that would continue throughout his life. This intrigued and surprised his family, who were more accustomed to his practice of carrying the ugly canvas briefcase his kids had bought him for Christmas when they were young and continuing to use the same windshield ice scraper (also a child’s gift) from the mid-1970s onward.

He felt most at home in the woods where his family lived, and could identify any tree by its bark alone. In the summer, he looked forward to collecting chanterelle mushrooms and in the winter, he looked forward to making maple syrup. He loved and respected animals, and they loved him back. Stray dogs often found their way to the Mikesell house and were never turned away. Cats favored his lap and routinely stranded him in chairs, for he was a man who understood the compliment, and gift, that is a cat who has chosen to sleep on you.

He died from a type of leukemia with a short and brutal prognosis that he outlasted with characteristic stubbornness. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.M. Mikesell and Minnie Shigley Mikesell, and many beloved dogs and cats.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Karen Mikesell, his children, A. Elizabeth Mikesell, Thomas M. Mikesell, and Daniel G. Mikesell; daughter-in-law Kimberly H. Mikesell; grandson Theodore Mikesell; the cats Sammy and Kimchi; and Maggie, the dog who is grateful for all the toast he used to sneak to her under the table. He enriched all of their lives immeasurably, and they already miss him terribly.

Donations in his name can be given to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center (https://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/gift.html) or the charity of your choice. The family will hold a remembrance ceremony on December 7

Online condolences, photos, & memories may be shared with family and friends at allencares.com

Georgia Schaich

Jan. 05, 1945 — Nov. 01, 2019

Georgia (Loebrich) Schaich, beautiful, generous, joyful – mother, wife, extraordinary woman, and community force slipped the bonds of consciousness on November 1, 2019.

Georgia was born in Maumee, Ohio while her father and namesake, George, was still away in Army service during WWII. Her mother Eva (Blue) Loebrich cared for her in the home George had built, without running water, hoping his namesake would know him on his return. As a young girl, before sitting down to the family dinner, Georgia would deliver plates of food prepared by her mother to the elderly homebound couple down the street affectionately known as Grandma and Grandpa Andrews. She also played accordion at local nursing homes. The course of her life would continue along this theme of service and caring for others, especially our elder population.

Georgia was a joiner who reveled in collaboration. Once a part of a club or group, she would become its biggest cheerleader. She was a Girl Scout and attended Camp Libby along the Maumee river. During high school she was active in many clubs, marched in the band playing snare drum or triangle, cheered on Maumee High School squads, and was the first in her family to attend college. She married Bill Schaich, who she had first met in 6th grade, in December 1966 while completing a degree in elementary education. She then taught kindergarten for 3 years in Newfield, NY.

Husband Bill’s studies and career took Georgia to live for a time in Ithaca, NY, Bristol, England, La Jolla, CA, Jülich, Germany, Bozeman, MT and Orlando, FL. Bloomington, Indiana was her home for over 46 years; the community both strengthened and received her gifts.

As her daughters grew, so did Georgia’s community involvement. After delivering Meals on Wheels, she stepped up to lead their Girl Scout troop #65. Scouting provided mentoring and leadership development which Georgia would continue to apply and pass on throughout her career. The troop leader role evolved to co-directing day camp, then serving as president of the Tulip Trace Council from 1987-90.

She joined the workforce as a Civic Newcomer hostess in 1981, welcoming families to the area. She next moved to a position as a nursing home activity director for several years.

Georgia found her true vocation in the role of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) director for Area 10 where she served from 1989-2005. She delighted in the friendships and comradery formed while finding ways to celebrate and acknowledge the wisdom and skills of the senior members of our community.

Georgia was dedicated to making the world a better place. Her calm and steady presence was the cornerstone for projects ranging from neighborhood organizing to the promotion of global peace. Her community work was always imbued with a sense of purpose, empathy, and integrity. And the sparkle in her eyes let you know that anything was possible if we worked together. She personified kindness, generosity, wisdom, perspective, determination, creativity, and a good dose of light-heartedness.

She did this despite the challenges in her later years of Parkinson’s Disease. Georgia did not let any of it stop her, saying, “This is my journey, and I will do this to the best of my ability, until I can no longer do”.

Georgia will continue to live in the hearts of her devoted husband of 53 years, her children, Amy Schaich (Gregory O’Neill), and Lucy Schaich (Sean Pendergast); her siblings Gale Loebrich (Ann), Sarah Bitter (Donn), and Susan Johns; siblings-in-law Seren Bradshaw (Larry), Terry Schaich (Wendlyn), Tom Schaich (Wendy), Bob Schaich (Rosemarie, “Ro”); her nieces and nephews, and many, many friends, collaborators, and partners in service and community.

She will always and forever be with us. We will always and forever be better because of her. Her life reminds each of us of our power to make a difference. We ask that you honor her memory by sharing your own gifts with your community in a way that is meaningful to you.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Celebration of Life 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. December 8, 2019 at FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S Rogers St., Bloomington.

To express online condolences visit www.indianagreenburials.com

Basil Woodfork

Nov. 23, 1941 — Nov. 14, 2019

Basil L. Woodfork, 77 of Bloomington passed away Thursday afternoon November 14, 2019 at the Gentry Park Senior Living Center.

He was born In Vincennes, Indiana on November 23, 1941 to Basil and Eva Sayre Woodfork. Basil received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana State University in Terre Haute in psychology. He initially went to work with students at Butler University before going on to spend 25 plus years in the Indianapolis Public Schools and subsequently 25 plus years with the Bedford North Lawrence School system specializing in school psychology.

Prior to his professional career he proudly served in the United States Army, positioned in Alaska for a great deal of that time of service.

Basil was a consummate learner. He constantly sought out educational opportunities within the United States and abroad. As the family put it, “if there was a certification to be attained, he went for it.”

He was also very fond of his travels, visiting as many places on his bucket list as possible. Equal to his love of learning and traveling was his love of art. No matter what the medium, he thoroughly immersed himself in it, learned about it and appreciated it.

Basil leaves behind his wife Hilda Sievers Woodfork of Bloomington, to whom he was married to since 1968; his son David Woodfork of Zionsville, and beloved grandson Dax. He is also survived by is siblings, twin brothers Larry and Jerry Woodfork. He was predeceased by his parents.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road is handling the arrangements and a memorial service will be announced at a later date and time.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be left for family and friends to appreciate at www.allencares.com.

November 16, 2019

Vickie Raber

March 23, 1946 — Nov. 13, 2019

Vickie Lynn (Scoggan) Raber, 73, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 23, 1946 in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of Dale Raber and Helen (Holdren) Raber. She graduated Bedford High School and was an Ivy Tech Computer Science graduate. Vickie retired as a computer analyst for NWSC Crane. She was a member of First Assembly of God.

Vickie was a dedicated hospice volunteer and a volunteer counselor for women’s ministries. She was also very dedicated to her family and active in her grandchildren’s lives.

Surviving are her children, Rebecca (Eric) Reed of Bedford, Pami Jo Arthur of Bedford, Randy John (Tammy Scoggan) of Bedford; grandchildren, Tyler (Jesse) Reed, Jeffery Arthur, Landon Reed; step-grandchildren, Darien, Mason and Brayden Maserve; three great-grandchildren, Triton Reed, Makena Arthur, Eric Reed; one brother, Danny (Conner) Raber; one niece, Nicole Raber; one nephew, Jefferson Raber; special friends, John and Terri Scoggan of Bedford, Vicki Silvers, Joyce, Jenny and Jackie Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Daniel Austin Reed.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 4-7 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 with the service being at 6:00 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or American Heart Association.

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

John White

April 26, 1972 — Nov. 12, 2019

John Teige White, 47, of Solsberry, passed away Monday, November 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born April 26, 1972 in Cedartown, Georgia, he was the son of Keith and Debbie (Lorren) White. He married Jennifer Cain on December 14, 2002 and she survives. John worked at Cook in Bloomington and was a member of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer; brothers, Ashley (Candi) Witt and Beau White; mother, Debbie White; step-father, Charlie Witt; father-in-law, Clyde (Bonnie) Cain; brothers-in-law, David Watson and Joe Watson; aunts, Penny (Michael) Shelton, Connie Bonds and Andrea (Robert) Greenway; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Keith and his uncle Joel.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 P.M. noon on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Cpt. Donna Rose officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

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

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

Gloria Todd

July 02, 1953 — Nov. 14, 2019

Gloria Jean (Gould) Todd, 66, of Orleans, passed away at 10:10 PM, November 14, 2019 at her son’s residence.

She was born July 2, 1953 in Paoli, Indiana, the daughter of William and Barbara (Strange) Gould. She was a graduate of Orleans High School Class of 1972. She was a member of the Mitchell VFW. Gloria loved reading, going to yard sales and listening to Elvis music.

She is survived by two sons, Patrick Gould of Orleans and Christopher Todd of Gig Harbor, Washington, five grandchildren; Abby, Spencer, Benny, Tori and Ethan; one great grandson, Nash; one sister, Carol Neal of Bedford, Indiana, and one brother, Larry Hawk of Champagne, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Stephen and one sister, Sheila, both in infancy.

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Robert Weddell

Nov. 27, 1989 — Nov. 13, 2019

Robert LeRoy Weddell, 29 of Brownstown passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

He was born November 27, 1989 in Seymour, Indiana to Doug and Wendy Weddell. He graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 2008. He worked at Kimberly Trailer Park as a maintenance man before going to his current job as a loader operator with Irving Materials, Inc. His many loves included hunting, fishing, working on cars and spending time with his family.

Surviving to cherish Rob’s memories are his fiancé, Mikie Durbin, children, Gracelyn, Charles and Brianna, his parents, Doug and Wendy Weddell, brothers, Jim Weddell and Josh Hallett, aunts, Cindy Smith, Trish Ross and Jonetta Engleking, uncles, John Brooks, Jerry Weddell and, Darl Strong, grandfather, LeRoy Strong, cousins, Corey Strong, Joe Brooks, J.J. Brooks, Jacob Brooks and Tori Brooks and nephew, Douglas Scott Weddell, II.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Robert and Edith Louise Meadors, his grandmother, Sharon Strong, his uncle, Hugh LeRoy Strong II and cousins, Chad Engleking and Brooke Weddell.

A visitation where friends and family may gather to remember Rob will be from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, IN 47274.

Memorials may be made in Rob’s memory to Payton Manning Children’s Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children through Burkholder Chapel.

Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

Donald Lane

Donald Jerome Lane, 88, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Nov. 12. The family has chosen cremation with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Gloria Butler

Gloria C. (Fletcher) Butler, 72, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 13. Cremation was chosen with no services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

November 15, 2019

Conrad Nelson

Sept. 25, 1934 — Nov. 14, 2019

Conrad M. Nelson, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born September 25, 1934 in Bedford, he was the son of Oman Carl and Anna Marguerite (Robbins) Nelson. He married Catheleen Cheek on June 13, 1953 and she preceded him in death on October 26, 2017. He retired in 1990 from Civil Service and from the National Guard in 1994 after thirty-three years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Elaine Nelson, of Bloomington and Sherri Lynn Nelson, of Jasper; a son, Oman Lee Nelson and wife, Madelyn, of Springville; grandchildren, Christopher Nelson, Jordan (Angel) Manning, Austin Manning and Brady Manion, all of Bedford and Amy (Lane) Hewitt, of Mitchell; great grandchildren, Caitlyn Hewitt, Alexis, Gabriel, and Hattie Nelson, Hadley and Lincoln Manning. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Sandra Leigh Nelson; a son-in-law, Sgt. Steve Axsom, MCSD.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, November 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman and Pastor Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 17th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oolitic Baptist Church or Oolitic Kiwanis Club.

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

Phillip Deer

Nov. 01, 1946 — Nov. 12, 2019

Phillip Deer of Springville, IN passed away November 12 surrounded by family and friends.

Born Nov. 1st 1946 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the son of Kenneth and Lucille (Hoeping) Deer who preceded him in death. He married Linda Henderson on Sept 1, 1967 and she preceded him in death in 2003. Phillip married Debi Teems on July 10, 2004 and she survives.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Myers of Springville. Jaimee Deer-Strunk and husband Alvin Strunk of Bedford. Grandchildren, Caitlin Brinkman (Andrew) of Terre Haute, Kelsey Colson (Jeff) of Williams, Daniel Strunk, and Jordan Strunk of Bedford. One great grandson, Rowen Brinkman and another expected to arrive in May 2020. Nine brothers and sisters, Steve (MaryAnne) Deer, Kathy (Jerry) Kiefer, Theresa (Don) Armborst, Anita Deer, Tom (Pat) Deer, Becky Martin, Kenny (Terry) Deer, , Mary (Doug) Schubert, and a close cousin Judy Hoeping. In addition to 9 brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother in infancy and a nephew, Brian Kiefer.

He retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 136 after more than 40 years of plumbing. His hobbies included spending time with family, attending activities for his grandchildren and family and friends, and visiting the various casinos within Indiana and throughout the United States. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was hard working, kind hearted, selfless, giving, trustworthy, and always willing to lend a hand. He is deeply loved and will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Parkinson’s foundation, www.parknson.org or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Dr., Bedford, IN 47421 in Phil’s name.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be November 30, 2019 at French Lick Resort, Hoosier room B from Noon to 6pm. Please come celebrate Phil’s life with us.

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

George Carpenter

April 06, 1950 — Nov. 12, 2019

George F. Carpenter, 69, of Martinsville passed away November 12, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis, Indianapolis.

He was born Thursday, April 6, 1950 to Coy L. and Edith V. (Bolin) Carpenter in Martinsville, Indiana. He married his wife, Patricia A. “Patty” (Thacker) Carpenter on July 31, 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia A. Carpenter; sons, Brian Carpenter of Martinsville, Travis Carpenter and his wife Crystal of Martinsville; daughter, Tracy Bailey of Martinsville; brothers, Donald “Don” Carpenter, John Carpenter, James “Jim” Carpenter, William “Bill” Carpenter, Coy “Butch” Carpenter, and Raymond Carpenter; sisters, Margaret Snowden, Lola Christman, and Sharon Anderson; grandchildren, Nicholas Watkins, Kaitlynn Bailey, Landon Carpenter, and Elizabeth Carpenter; great grandchildren, Emmett Feltner and Jeremy Watkins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jesse Carpenter, Robert Carpenter, and Richard Carpenter; sisters, Rita Ferran and Mildred Allen.

Visitation will be Monday, November 18, 2019 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Costin Funeral Chapel, Martinsville, Indiana. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.costinfuneralchapel.com

November 14, 2019

Charles Ely

Aug. 10, 1931 — Nov. 12, 2019

Charles Ely, 88, of Oolitic, died at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 10, 1931 in Harlan, KY, he was the son of Isom and Martha (Napier) Ely. He married Lois Yeary on September 7, 1951 and she survives. He was a master truck driver and farmer. He was a member of the Laborers and Hod Carriers Union #741. He was an avid lover of horse pulls, fairs, farming, and raising cattle.

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Oolitic; a daughter, Charlene and husband, Jim, of Martinsville. He was preceded in death by his parents and twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lewis Seward and Ron officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 15th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, November 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Bertha’s Mission or the Men’s Warming Shelter of Bedford.

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

Robert Allbright

June 25, 1931 — Nov. 12, 2019

Robert Kenneth Allbright, age 88 of Shoals, passed away at 2:23 PM Tuesday, November 12, at his home on High Street.

He was born June 25, 1931 in Lost River Township to Oscar B. Allbright Sr. and Florence (Waggoner) Melvin. He married Patricia Gibson Warren on September 14, 1985 at Waggoner’s Chapel in Shoals.

He is survived by his wife and two step-sons, Gregory Lee Warren of Loogootee and James Marshall Warren of Newtonville, Indiana; one brother, George Allbright and Brenda Smoot of Shoals; and three sisters, Joyce (John) Jones of Shoals, Betty Jo Guthrie of Orleans and Edith Davis of Shoals.

Preceding him in death are his parents, one brother Ray Allbright, and one sister, Vondale Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will be in the Waggoner’s Chapel Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of service Friday.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condlences may be expressed by clicking on www.fergusonlee.com

Timothy Slaten

March 09, 1952 — Nov. 12, 2019

Timothy M Slaten, 67 of French Lick, Indiana, passed away Monday November 12, 2019 at IU Health in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born March 9, 1952 in Paoli, IN to Jessie Porter Slaten and Wanda Ratliff Slaten. He married Carol Ann Middleton on May 5, 1973 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sheila Pearson.

Timothy was a retired truck driver for Shelby Trucking in Mitchell, Indiana. He was an avid IU, Colts, and Cowboys fan. He enjoyed playing cornhole, basketball, softball, football, and fishing with his entire family and their close friends. Timothy wasn’t only dad to his children, but to all their friends and the neighborhood kids. He was a papaw to ten children and anyone else he met over the years. His house was the hangout after school for all his grandkids and their friends. He went to all the games and competitions for all his kids and grandkids. Timothy was married to Carol for 46 beautiful years and you wouldn’t find a love greater than theirs.

Survivors include his Spouse, Carol Ann Slaten of French Lick, Indiana; Son, Kenneth Joel Slaten of Paoli, Indiana; 3-Daughters, Beverly Sue Heath and Scott Brown of Dubois, Indiana, Amy Dee and Wayne Fehribach of West Baden, Indiana, Kimberly Dawn Slaten and Shannon Karnes of French Lick, Indiana; 2-Brothers, Phillip Slaten of Paoli, Indiana, Mike Slaten of French Lick, Indiana; 4-Sisters, Lois Nelson of West Baden, Indiana, Angela Hutslar of French Lick, Indiana, Jennifer Cox of Orangeville, Indiana, Yolonda Asbell of West Baden, Indiana; 10- Grandchildren, and 4 Great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday November 16, 2019 at the New Life Community Church (Old Honeydew) located at 8183 West State Road 56, West Baden Springs, Indiana.

Visitation to be held Saturday November 16, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. with a meal following the service for friends and family. Kyle Chase will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Phillip Deer

Phillip A. Deer, 73, of Springville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 13, 2019

Michael Bailey Jr.

Sept. 19, 1976 — Nov. 11, 2019

Michael S. Bailey, Jr., 43, of Bedford, died at 10:30 am on Monday, November 11, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 19, 1976 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Michael S. Bailey, Sr. and Linda (Robbins) Nicholson. He worked in quality control for RTB-Rehab Construction. Michael loved fishing, playing guitar, and being outdoors. He was very artistic and loved helping people. He was proud of his kids and loved spending time with them.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Linda and David Nicholson, of Bedford; his father, Michael S. Bailey, Sr., of Bedford; three children, Bryanna and Willow Bailey, and Zaryn Daugherty; a brother, Travis Bailey, of Bedford; step-brother, Tony Nicholson and wife, Lori, of Fayetteville; step-sister, Yvonne Doane, of Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Drew Bailey, Salena Bailey, Jaydelyn McCain, Alex Nicholson, Macee Nicholson, and Meagan McClain; his spiritual mother, Monda Girgis, of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Botts, of Texas; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary Robbins; his paternal grandfather, Fred Bailey, and his cousin, Greg Berry, who he considered a brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to a trust fund for his children. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Shirley Williams

Oct. 28, 1935 — Oct. 23, 2019

Shirley C. Williams, 83, of Oolitic, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 28, 1935, in Daviess Co., she was the daughter of Elza and Mary (Thomas) Roach. She retired as an assembler for Thomson Consumer Electronics after thirty-three years.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Carol Owens, of Virginia; a son-in-law, Cleavon Parker of Bedford; three grandsons; four great grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Roach, of Arkansas; a sister, Judith Figg, of Ellettsville; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Roach, of Springville, and Darlene Roach of McCordsville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tim Williams; a daughter, Catherine Parker; two brothers, Donald Roach and Norman Roach; a grandson, Michael Hanks; a son-in-law, Roger Inman.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Cecil Franklin

Oct. 08, 1945 — Nov. 12, 2019

Cecil Laroy “Rock” Franklin, 74, of Greenwood, passed away at his residence at 3:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1945, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Claude Cecil Franklin and Bertha “Bobo” Mary Elizabeth (Korfhage) Franklin. He married Judith (Sons) Franklin on March 16, 1979, and she survives. Cecil worked in business management.

Survivors include his wife, Judith (Sons) Franklin of Greenwood; three sons, Gregory (Jackie) Franklin of Sanford, Florida, Scott (Dawn) Velasquez of Melbourne, Florida and Troy (Wendy) Franklin of Carmel; two daughters, Trisha (Velasquez) Wininger and husband Steve of Bedford and Roxi (Franklin) Baum and husband Mike of Arlington, Virginia; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers, Darrell Franklin and Danny Franklin; and two sisters, Susan Byrd and Myrna Kellerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Terry, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Max Rutherford

Dec. 16, 1943 — Nov. 11, 2019

Max Ray Rutherford, 75 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Monday November 11, 2019 at his residence.

He was born December 16, 1943 in Paoli IN to Clifford and Maxine Maris Rutherford. He married Linda Kibler and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and Son-in-Law, Dr. Bill McDonald.

Max was a US Army Reserve Veteran and a self-employed retired truck driver. He was a member of the Orange County Saddle Club. Max enjoyed horseback riding, bird hunting, and spending time with his family and dog Annie.

Survivors include his 2 Sons, Marc & Dorothy Rutherford of French Lick, Indiana, Derek Walton of Mitchell, Indiana; 2 Daughters, Leigh & Al Becht of Paoli, Indiana, Lindsay McDonald of Hardinsburg, Indiana; a Brother, Donald R & Shirley Rutherford of Paoli, Indiana; 8- Grandchildren, 2 Great-grandchildren; Max is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday November 14, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. Visitation to be held Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. until time of service on Thursday. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Clifton Coulter will be officiating

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or pay it forward and make someone smile.  Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Dianna Reed

Dianna L. Reed, 57, of Bloomfield, died Monday, Nov. 11. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

November 12, 2019

Catherine Parker

Jan. 30, 1955 — Nov. 04, 2019

Catherine Lee Parker, 64, of Bedford, died at 2:20 am on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born January 30, 1955 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Carl and Shirley (Roach) Williams. She married Cleavon Parker on June 8, 2002 and he survives. She worked in housekeeping at Bloomington Convalescent Center and I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Cleavon, of Bedford; a son, Greg Inman and wife, Sue, of Greene Co.; a sister, Lisa Owens, of Virginia; an uncle, Ronnie Roach, of Arkansas; an aunt Judy Figg, of Ellettsville; two sisters-in-law, Betty Paige, and Maxine Carlock and husband, Lavern, all of Austin, TX; two grandsons; several other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tim Williams.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Terry Kimble

Feb. 24, 1958 — Nov. 09, 2019

Terry E. Kimble, 61, of Orleans, passed away at 11:30 AM on November 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 24, 1958 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Clifford and Carol (Judd) Kimble. He was a graduate of Orleans High School Class of 1976. He was a farmer and a mechanic for farm machinery. He was a member of the NRA, a member of FFA in high school and a member of the Antique Machinery Association. He was a collector of toy tractors and metal signs. He enjoyed attending farm machinery shows.

He is survived by seven aunts and uncles: Agatha Kimble of Mitchell, IN, Doug (Janice) Kimble of Mitchell, IN, Cathy (Junior) Roop of Campbellsburg, IN, and John (Wanita) Kimble of Niles, Michigan. Several cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Randy Kimble and three uncles; Carl Kimble, Charles Kimble and Thomas Kimble.

The funeral will be Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Greg Matthews officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Christian Cemetery at a later date.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ochstetrick.net

Thelma Fagg

Dec. 30, 1921 — Nov. 11, 2019

Thelma Louise Fagg, 97, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at the home of her daughter.

Born December 30, 1921, in Big Springs, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Otto and Lena Marie (Dehning) Brauckmuller. She married William Richard Fagg December 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death September 2, 1992.

Thelma was a homemaker. She was a very supportive minister’s wife 27 years. Thelma taught Sunday school, belonged to the women’s group, supported missions, and volunteered in the local food pantry. She enjoyed bowling and primitive camping. Thelma was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus and attended the Mitchell First Baptist Church. She was a good servant and encourager.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Louise Michael of Mitchell, Pamela Irene Crippen of Columbus, Richard Earle (Janet) Harris of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Eric Alan Michael, James Crippen, Lauren Crippen, Andrea Hasse, and Cheryl Bridgins; great grandchildren, Hayden, Ethan, Logan, Bella, Ayden, Amanda, and Joe; sisters, Ruby Vallis of Salina, Kansas, Norma Saathoff of Lincoln, Nebraska, Irene Kruse of Lincoln Nebraska.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Chester Braukmuller, Dorothy Bauler, and Verna Hayes, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus with Reverend Don Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Memorial Baptist Church

Online condolences to the family can be expressed by visiting chastainfuneralhome.com

Wilma Dewitt

March 21, 1924 — Nov. 08, 2019

Wilma D Dewitt, 95 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Friday November 8, 2019 at her residence.

She was born March 21, 1924 in Carolton, Kentucky to Dean Stout and Mildred T Cain Stout. She was married to Andrew Dewitt and he precedes her in death

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son Larry Eugene Dewitt; daughters Sandra & Patricia and Barbara Lamb; brothers Blan, Charles “Pete”, and Buford Stout.

Wilma was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Paoli She was a housewife and enjoyed spending time with her family and volunteering in the Christian Ministry. Wilma enjoyed singing gospel music.

Survivors include two Sons, Buford and Rita Dewitt of Paoli, IN., Andrew & Jeanie Dewitt of Evanston, IN.; two Daughters, Debrah Sue and Greg Yeski of Florida, Connie Dewitt of Paoli, IN., a Sister, Linda Marshall of Paoli, IN., twelve Grandchildren, twenty-four Great-Grandchildren, and four Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday November 12, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation to be held at the funeral home Monday November 11, 2019 from 4:00P.M. to 7:00 P.M and 9 AM until time of service Tuesday. Interment will be at the Stampers Creek Cemetery Paoli IN.

Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Pastor Buford Dewitt will officiate.  Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Martin Frank Sr.

May 21, 1928 — Nov. 11, 2019

Martin John Frank Sr. passed away at his home on November 11, 2019 at the age of 91.

He was born May 21, 1928 in Louisville, KY to parents Albert Frank and Mary (Thomas) Frank. He first married Verna Catherine Miller on June 6, 1948, she passed away August 5, 1977. Martin later married Roselene Miller on July 26, 1985, she passed away November 3, 2008. Martin was a World War II US Air Force Veteran. He retired from Whiteside Chemical Co. of Louisville, KY, and he was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Survivors include his Sons, Martin John Frank Jr. of Orleans, Danny Jerome Frank of Panama City Beach FL, Ronald Bowman of New York & Bruce Bowman of New York; Daughters, Donna Lynn Frank of Dale, Mary Katrina Wann of Paoli, Pamela Dawn Wolfe of Paoli, Sharon Brockman of Ohio, Janet Harris & Sondra Breckle both of Kentucky; 14 Grand Children, 28 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great- Grandchild; Sisters, June Carpenter and Zita Frank both of Kentucky; and a Brother, Leo Frank of New Albany.

Martin was preceded in death by his brothers, AJ Frank and Robert Frank; sisters, Anna Smiddy, Jean Coleman and Virginia Browning.

VIsitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, November 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church of Paoli. Funeral Mass will be 10am Friday, November 15 at the church. Father Peter Gallagher will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Louisville, KY.

Online condolences may be made by clicking on www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Wanda Mays

May 06, 1941 — Nov. 10, 2019

Mrs. Wanda Fay Mays, age 78, of Salem, passed away Sunday, November 10 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Mrs. Mays was born May 6, 1941 in Washington County, Indiana the daughter of Thomas Dowling Sr. and Amba Spurgeon Dowling. She retired after 33 years with the Salem Police Department as a Dispatcher.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lemond Mays. She is also survived by three sons: Danny Mays, David Mays and Timmy Mays all of Salem, a daughter: Tammy Goss of Pekin, two sisters: Danna Sease of Salem and Carolyn Dale of Galena, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her daughter: Judy Hinton, three brothers: Thomas Dowling Jr., Jesse Dowling and Everett Fleenor, five sisters: Doris Dunn, Fern Frost, Thelma Sease, Kathy Baker, and Linda Dowling, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM and Thursday from 9AM-time of service.

Online condolences may be made by clicking on www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Robert Durham

April 08, 1945 — Nov. 10, 2019

Robert L. Durham, 74, of Ellettsville, died Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his residence.

Born April 8, 1945 in Monroe Co., he was the son of Charles W. and Norma (Sexton) Durham. He married Joni Austin on August 6, 1996 and she survives. He retired from G.E. as a controlman.

Survivors include his wife, Joni, of Bloomington; his father, Charles Durham, of Bloomington; two children, Debbie Durham and Matt Durham, both of Bloomington; a brother, Mike Durham, of Ellettsville; a sister, Gloria Fritch, of Bloomington.

A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mary “Jerene” Wigley

Mary “Jerene” (York) Wigley , 80 , of Bedford, died Friday, Sep. 20. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 from 2-4 P.M. at Bedford Free Methodist Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Located at 630 R Street. Everyone is welcome to come share stories and celebrate Jerene’s life.

Dale Cooper Sr.

Dale R. Cooper Sr. , 92 , of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, Nov. 3. Visitation will be from 9-11 A.M. on Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 at the funeral chapel. Burial in Ikerd Cemetery.

Douglas Barrett

Douglas Duane Barrett, 54, of Bedford, died Friday, Nov. 8. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

November 11, 2019

Judith Smith

July 02, 1933 — Nov. 10, 2019

Judith Lea Smith 86, of Springville, passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Born July 2, 1933 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Mabel Merle (Clark) Ironmonger.

She was an administrative assistant at Indiana University and also worked for the Eastern-Greene Branch of the Greene County Library. She was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church and CWF with the church. She loved farm life, counting cows and setting on the front porch. She enjoyed reading, sewing and traveling when she could get away from the farm. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family.

Surviving relatives include: her daughters, Jeri Mae Whaley (Don) of Springville and Jayne Lea Scott (Raymond) of Bloomfield; her grandchildren, D. Jerrod Whaley of Bloomington, J. Heath Whaley of Springville, Alysia McIntosh (Josh) of Bloomfield and Austin Scott (Sierra) of Bloomfield; great grandchildren, Nicholas Whaley, Mazie Jayne McIntosh, Joel Whaley and Ezra Jo McIntosh; and one sister, Jane Walker (Jim) of Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Smith, Jr. on February 13, 2013; two children, Little Joe and Joni Kay; siblings, Norman Ironmonger and Shirley Owens and her mother, Mabel M. Ironmonger.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Cincinnati Christian Church, with Rev. Kurt Moffitt and Rev. Troy Borst officiating. Interment will follow in Dishman cemetery in rural Springville.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the Cincinnati Christian Church. Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

November 10, 2019

Jack Saks Jr.

Sept. 17, 1938 — Nov. 07, 2019

Jack Morris Saks Jr., 81, of Bloomington passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence.

Born, September 17, 1938 in Gadsden, Alabama he was the son of Jack M. Saks Sr. and Rosabel (Myer) Saks. Jack attended University of Alabama where he was a manager for Coach Bear Bryant. Jack came to Bloomington in the early 1960’s. He spent the next 30 years working for Monroe Beverage selling Miller beer products.

Retirement wasn’t for Jack he worked part time for Motor Service and Napa Auto Parts. Anyone that knew Jack, knew he loved his job and all of the people that he met through the years. Jack loved life and lived every day to the fullest.

He enjoyed auto racing and made yearly trips to the Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400, and The Formula One race.

His love of horse racing took him to Keeneland Race Track every year. In the fall you could find Jack and Linda in their motor home at Franklin College Football Games tailgating and watching their grandson play.

He loved following all sports, whether it be on television or reading newspapers. But more than anything Jack loved being around his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda (Thomas) Saks and his three daughters; Jackie Jackson (Brad), Jodi Key and Jeri Gossman (Dave), seven grandchildren; Taylor and Jordy Jackson, Kaegen, Lily and Tate Key, and Jack and Nate Gossman, great grandson; Ryker Tague. He also has a brother Charles “Bo” Saks (June) of Norfolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Rosabel. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.

The family will receive friends 2:00-7:00pm Friday, November 15, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, IN.

Jack was an avid supporter of the Indianapolis Zoo (donorrelations@indyzoo.com) and St. Jude Children’s Hospital (donors@stjude.org). In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Jacks name to either of these.

To share a memory or offer condolence visit thefuneralchapel.net

Stephannie Tecuapetla-Paliero

Aug. 06, 1964 — Nov. 07, 2019

Stephannie K. Tecuapetla-Paliero (Sechrest), of Martinsville, left us too soon November 7, 2019.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

To view a full obituary visit www.legacycremationfuneral.com

Gary Page

Gary S. Page, 75, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

November 09, 2019

Phyllis Thompson

July 11, 1948 — Nov. 07, 2019

Phyllis E. Thompson, 71, a long time resident of the Springville area, passed away at 1:49 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2019, in her home surrounded by family.

Born July 11, 1948 in Vallejo, California. She was the daughter of Otto and Lynn (Doughtery) Hays. Phyllis had two half siblings; a brother on her mother’s side and a sister on her father’s side. Phyllis pursued a career in the medical field as an LPN. In 1968 she met her husband, Ronald E. Thompson in Anaheim, California. They moved back to Springville where they’ve been for over 51 years.

Phyllis was many things: a wife; mother; grandmother; a best friend; a partner in all ventures, and above all she was an animal lover. When she moved to Springville newly married, she hadn’t had much farm experience but that quickly changed. They started off with a full-fledged hog farm where she farrowed the pigs and ran the nursery. Then eventually got into pure bred Simmental cattle where the two boys started to show 4-H. Phyllis and Ron became 4-H beef leaders and joined the fair board.

At that time the 4-H fair had plans to grow and they volunteered to head up the entertainment committee. Phyllis really excelled at this as they attended the national fair convention in December each year in Las Vegas for over 10 years. They booked magic acts, animal acts, illusionists but Phyllis gave the most input on music acts who included some big-name acts helping make the Lawrence County fair a show to attend each year — Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown, Confederate Railroad, Billy Dean, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lone Star and many others.

Since she was a little girl Phyllis had always loved horses. Her father would drive an hour both ways to a barn in California for her to ride. Since getting married she and Ronald have had horses off and on but really got into them after the arrival of their granddaughter, Allison. Under the farm name Three T Rockies, they have established one of the top Kentucky Mountain horse breeding and training facilities in the country. Every horse exhibits the personality and love Phyllis exposed them too each day from birth with hands of love and trust.

Whether at horse shows winning Indiana Championships or in Kentucky winning International Championships, her personality always impressed the competition and public. The best salesman became owners of their horses, Phyllis set the tone of training with love and an apple. Whether it was a pig, cow, horse or kitty the animals always met the visitors at the gate. Phyllis was truly an animal’s friend. Our veterinarian said he hoped to come back as one of Phyllis’s horses.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Thompson of Springville; sons, Kevin Thompson of Springville and Scott (Laura) Thompson of Lexington, South Carolina; granddaughter, Allison Thompson of Springville; stepgranddaughters, Laura Gayle Girdler and Alexa Anselmo of South Carolina; mother-in-law, Nova Thompson of Springville; sisters-in-law, Jerry Young of California, Marilyn Gayle (Ben) Kimmel and Carolyn Martin of Springville; nephews, Darren (Libby) Kimmel of Seymour, Travis (Blair) Kimmel of Martinez, Georgia and Jared Martin of Bedford.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lynn Hays; half-brother, Don Young; father-in-law, Hobert Thompson; and brother-in-law, Bobby Martin

A celebration of life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to White River Humane Society or an animal rescue of your choice.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Clark

Dec. 04, 1944 — Nov. 06, 2019

Richard Dale Clark, 74, of Columbus, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Clark was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Bedford, the son of Gerald K. and Helen V. Davis Clark. He married Patricia A. Blythe, May 29, 1964. She preceded him in death April 11, 2017.

Richard retired from Cummins Engine Company in 2004 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Lakeview Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening, reading, going to movies and I.U. Basketball.

Survivors include his sons, Gary (Michele) Clark of Columbus and Matt (Laura) Clark of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Adam, Noah, Elizabeth, Joshua, Joel and Sarah Clark; and his sisters, Louella Cagle of Bedford and Janice (Glen) Westbrook of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Leroy Clark and Kenneth Clark. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus, with Jerry Lancaster officiating.

Family and friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m.until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Clark family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.

Ted Parker

Nov. 05, 1943 — Nov. 08, 2019

Ted Allen Parker, 76, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Holister, California, he was the son of Russell and Geraldine I. (Smith) Parker. He married Gail Carole Bigham June 12, 1963, and she preceded him in death Sept. 28, 2006. He married Nicole Bowling Dec. 28, 2011. Ted retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center — Crane with 31 years of service as plastic molding department supervisor. He has umpired sports since 1964 and coached Babe Ruth and Little League from 1965-1977. He directed Little League from 1993-1996. In 1971 he formed the high school girls track team.

Ted coached the girls softball team in 1977, then took over the league in 1978. In 1979, he built the softball field from the ground up and maintained it until 2008. Ted coached the high school fast pitch team from 2004-2008. He also started the men’s 35 + softball league. Ted coached three generations of community children.

His hobbies included playing golf, woodworking, watching the Chicago Bears and University of Louisville.

He attended the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, and was honored as Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year and Times-Mail Hometown Hero.

Ted was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Nicole Parker of Mitchell; children, Rob (Amy) Parker of Mitchell, Jill (Mark) Morse of Mitchell, and Jamie (Rick) Philpott of Mitchell; stepchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Cavin of Hixson, Texas, Myrsaides (Stephen) Cavin Ayers of Red Bank, Tennessee and Mia Cavin of Chattanooga, Tennessee; grandchildren, Jesse (Allison) Parker, Emma Parker, Stacy (Gary) Rayhill, Cory Philpott, Ricci (Joe) Applegate, Cari (Jathan) Harper, Alix Richey and Jeri Philpott; step grandchildren, Emma Cavin, Rowan Cavin, Joel Alford, Audrey Ayers; Eric Morse,

Bridget Morse and Natalie Morse; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sue Abril of Fresno, California, Jay D. Parker of Avondale, Arizona and Paulette Bell of Fresno, California. His parents; wife; and siblings, Dell Parker, Shirley DeMello, Sally Kleim, Ronnie Parker and Brenda Brisco, preceded him in death.

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

The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Monday and from 10 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.chastainfuneral home.com.

Jacqueline Foster

Feb. 14, 1950 — Nov. 08, 2019

Jacqueline M. (Shoultz) Foster, 69, of Bedford, died Friday, Nov. 8. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.The family has chosen cremation.

November 08, 2019

James Way Jr.

Oct. 25, 1951 — Nov. 07, 2019

James Harold Way, Jr., 68, of Bedford, died at 10:58 am on Thursday, November 07, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 25, 1951 in Bedford, he was the son of James H. Way, Sr. and Mary Francis (Pannell) Way. He married Brenda Hagstrom on May 12, 1973 and she survives. He retired from the Air Force after twenty years of service then worked as a programmer analyst through a government contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Bedford; two daughters, Shannon Reinhart and husband, Daniel, of Loogootee and Heather Way, of Shoals; seven grandchildren, Misty Bough, Christie Bough, Kimberly Bough, Nicholas Reinhart, James Way, Brycen Reinhart, and Robert Bough; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Oliver; sister-in-law, Linda Maharry and nephew, Chuck Maharry, whom resided with him; a sister, Ina Mack and husband, Dale, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Marcia Blanton, Rose Pruett, Betty Davis, and Mark Steven Way.

James wanted everyone to know how much he loved his family.

James’ wishes were to be cremated. There will be a private service at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Charles Sutche

April 08, 1939 — Nov. 05, 2019

Charles J. Sutche, 80, of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Plainfield Health Care Center on what would have been he and his wife Sharon’s 61st wedding anniversary.

He was born Saturday, April 8, 1939 to the late Larry W. and Thelma E. (Allen) Sutche in Owego, New York. On November 5, 1958, he married his wife, Sharon S. (Liddle) Sutche who passed away May 24, 2004.

Charles attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Martinsville and was employed at Tony’s Trailor Service as a mechanic for 21 years until his retirement in 1997. Prior to that, he worked for 17 years at Strohm Warehouse in Beech Grove. Charles loved collecting junk, tinkering, and taking things apart but above all, loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Penny Sutche, Valerie Mings, Charles Jerome Kukman, II, Cathy Smith, Robin Miller, Annette Peyton, Barbara Mathis, Cindy Ferrand, Amy Ferguson, Ricky Kukman; brother, George Sutche; grandchildren, Nathan McFarland, Kia Bolin, Andrew Mings and his wife Rebel, Cassie Mings-Bonner and her husband Dustin, April Roberts, Zac Atwood, Barbara Price, Luke Stroud, Ben Stroud, Eva Powell-Stroud, Becky Stearley, Rose Ballard Spell, Barbara Navalance; son in law, David Stroud; eight great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his wife and parents; daughter, Toni Stroud; son-in-law, Randy Mings; sister, Mary Sutche.

Services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Costin Funeral Chapel. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Costin Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service Wednesday starting at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hall, Indiana.

Condolences may be made by visiting www.costinfuneralchapel.com

Barbara Bullock

Aug. 27, 1940 — Nov. 06, 2019

Barbara M. Bullock, 79, of Bedford, formerly of Palatine, Warrenville, and Villa Park, IL, died at 3:00 am on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born August 27, 1940, she was the daughter of Robert and Wanda (Ciolkosz) Swenson. She was a customer service representative for various businesses and was a member of Sherwood Oaks Church.

Survivors include daughters, Wendy Faber, Leann Maxwell-Burr, and Kristine Besic; a son, Robert Bullock; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Swenson. She was preceded in death by a son, David.

Private services are planned. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

November 07, 2019

Ronald Phillips

Dec. 27, 1937 — Nov. 05, 2019

Ronald C. Phillips, 81, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

He was born on December 27, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois to Corwin C. and Helen Mary (Fancher) Phillips. Ronald married Karen Grant in Lovington, Illinois on October 20, 1956.

Survivors include his son, Jeff Phillips; grandsons, Matthew (Tea) Phillips and Jared (Carrie) Phillips; great-grandsons, Cameron, Liam and Reece; brothers, Norman and Rick Phillips.

He was predeceased by his parents and wife, Karen Phillips, and two siblings.  No services to be held at this time.

To share a memory or condolence visit www.honquestfh.com

Roy Terry

Feb. 24, 1936 — Nov. 06, 2019

Roy L. Terry, 83, of Bedford, died Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at his residence.

Born February 24, 1936 in Mitchell, he was the son of Lavere and Mabel (Baldwin) Terry. He married Rosalie Harris on October 11, 1957 and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2014. He had worked as an assembler at the Travelers Corporation then as a millworker at Robertson Milling Co. He later worked at General Electric as an assembler for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Crossroads Community Church and enjoyed reading, genealogy, and spending time with the grandkids.

Survivors include two sons, David Terry and wife, Christy, John Terry and wife, Jodi; a daughter, Melissa Kalber and husband, George; five grandchildren, Tyler Kalber and wife, Kendra, Katie Fordice and husband Jordan, Alex Kalber, Caroline Terry, and Brooke Terry; two great grandchildren, Kyten and Kellex Kalber; a sister, Janice Chastain; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Patrick Terry; two brothers, Everett “Pat” Terry and Joseph Terry and a sister, Pearl Ruth Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Assoc. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ervin Napier

Nov. 06, 1943 — Nov. 05, 2019

Mr. Ervin James Napier age 75 of Salem passed away Tuesday, November 5 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.  He was a United States Army Veteran.

There will be a military honors service held Friday, November 8th at 11:00 A.M. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Barbara Bullock

Barbara M. (Swenson) Bullock, 79, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 06, 2019

Colleen Catlett

Jan. 18, 1931 — Nov. 05, 2019

Colleen Patsy Meadows Moore Catlett, 88, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Johnson Christian Village.

Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Delbert and Sylvia (Patton) Meadows. She married Wilbur Moore April 22, 1950, and he preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1984. She was also married to Jim McGill and Jerry Catlett, both of whom preceded her in death. Colleen had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and the Bedford Medical Center. She loved children, animals, and living on the farm. Colleen was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her children, Charles Dean (Annetta) Moore of Mitchell, Thomas Gary Moore of Mitchell, Deborah Rose (John) Goen of Bedford, James Edward (Kathy) Moore of Bedford, and Beverly Ann Moore-Kern of Mitchell; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husbands; son, Ricky Wayne Meadows; granddaughter, Trisha Renee Moore; and siblings, Norma Meadows and Frank Meadows Jr., preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneral home.com.

James Mills

Feb. 15, 1964 — Oct. 15, 2019

James Edward “JR” Mills, 55, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Born February 15, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Sandoria Dwight Mills and Linda L. (Garrison) Fox. He married Sonja Dawn Damron October 30, 1992.

JR was owner and operator and leased truck driver for VTI. He enjoyed his family, tractors, and was a member of Tri-County Tractor Club and attended Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sonja Mills of Mitchell; daughter, Hanna Nicole Mills of Mitchell; mother and stepfather, Linda and George Fox of Mitchell; sister, Melissa Lynn Graves of Mitchell; brothers, Dwight Scott (Jennifer) Mills of Mitchell, and Rob (Tammy) Fox of Utah; and several nieces and nephews.

His grandparents, father, and uncle preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life Memorial from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Robinson Auction Services.

Norman Sipes

Aug. 26, 1939 — Oct. 29, 2019

Norman C. Sipes, 80, of Bedford died Oct. 29, 2019 at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Aug. 26, 1939 in Martin County, IN to Jasper “Jack” and Lillian (Hamilton) Sipes. He married Barbara Joan Hehe in July 1956, and she preceded him in death Sept. 2, 1993. He married Gail Barnes and she survives. He worked for Traders Point Hunt Club for 50 years. He loved being a professional Huntsman.

Survivors include his wife Gail Sipes; daughter Sherry Stolle (John); step-daughter Vicki Schubert; step-son Bob Schubert; grandchildren Alisha Brenneke (Nick), Amber Borcherding, Jordin Schubert, and Chelsie Schubert; and great-grandson Noah Borcherding; brothers Dexter Sipes (Becky) and Bob Sipes (Letha); sister Patty Gilson (Mark); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; as well as his beloved dog Pete.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joan, and sister Phyllis Brock.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, IN. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421. To leave a memory for the family visit FlannerBuchanan.com.

Dorothy Sullivan

Oct. 22, 1927 — Nov. 04, 2019

The Sullivan family grieves the loss of Dorothy Christine Sullivan at the age of 92.

She was born in Elkmont, Alabama to John and Gertrude Nix and raised with her two brothers and three sisters. On April 1, 1944, she married Harvey Brown Sullivan. Together they raised eight children. She was a homemaker and was of protestant faith. She will also be remembered as a caregiver.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Wendell (Jeanie) of Bedford, Wayne (Reva) of Bloomington, Roger (Judy) of Gosport, Jack of Paris, TN, Louise Bragg and Ann Grogan of Paris, TN and Barbara (Danny) Partin of Hollow Rock, TN. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and sons, David Lawrence and Robert Glenn in infancy, brothers, William Daniel Nix and Johnny Lavelle Nix and sisters, Willa Dean Mullis, Emily Gaynell Craig and Martha Ann Rudd.

Friends and family may visit from 11:00 AM until time of the funeral at 1:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 at Tabernacle of Praise, 1381 US Hwy 50, Bedford, IN 47421 with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at Rose Lawn Garden of Memory Cemetery in Decatur, Alabama. Arrangements entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Memorials may be given in Dorothy’s memory to White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Rd., Bedford, IN 47421. Please share memories and condolences at www.fergusonlee.com.

Danny Carter

Dec. 01, 1947 — Nov. 03, 2019

Danny Carter, age 71 of Scottsburg, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, in Baptist Health Floyd.

Born December 1, 1947 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Robert and Rose Marie (Jones). He was a machine operator with Print Pack in Bloomington and was also an independent construction contractor. He served during the Vietnam War as a SP4 in the U. S. Army, had been a resident of Scottsburg for the past 5 years, formerly of Mitchell and was a 1967 graduate of Mitchell High School. He loved his family and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Diana Marie (Terry) England and Chasity Dawn (Brandon) Smith; Fiancée Rebecca Nunn; Son: Drake Nunn; Step Son: Dawson Luman; Mother and Stepfather: Rose Marie and Jim Gentry; Brother: Steve Carter; Sister: Diana Bollhorst; Grandson’s: Eligah and Easton Smith, Dylan and Daniel England; Granddaughter: Alexis England and Great Grandson, Jacob England. He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Carter, brother: Jerry Carter and grandson: Jacob Whalin England.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Thursday.

Memorial Contributions can be sent to: Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas, 66675.  Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org

To express condolences or share a memory visit www.dawaltfuneralhome.com

Donald Thorlton

Nov. 18, 1935 — Nov. 03, 2019

Donald “Dode” Thorlton, 83 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Sunday November 3, 2019 at his daughters’ home in Paoli.

He was born November 18, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky to William “Dode” Thorlton and Mabel Marie Walker Thorlton. He was preceded in death by his parents William “Dode” Thorlton and Mabel Marie Thorlton; sister Wilma Minton; and daughter Sandra Thorlton. Donald was a member of the Paoli Masonic Lodge #119 and attended Paoli Baptist Church. Donald retired from (Crane) Naval Surface Warfare Center and the Army Ammunition Activity. He was a US Army Veteran

Survivors include one Son, Jimmy and Jackie Thorlton of Paoli, IN; three Daughters, Susan Thorlton of Paoli, IN, Angela Thorlton of Ft Wayne, IN, and Tina Judd of Paoli, IN; ten Grandchildren, and nineteen Great-Grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday November 16,2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation to be held Saturday November 16, 2019 from 12:00P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Dale Cooper Sr.

April 12, 1927 — Nov. 03, 2019

Dale R. Cooper Sr., 92, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, Nov. 3. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Wanda Murphy

Wanda Murphy, 81, of Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

November 05, 2019

Geraldine Brown

July 22, 1931 — Nov. 02, 2019

Geraldine “Gerry” (Salmon) Brown, 88, of Bedford, died at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born July 22, 1931 in Martin County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Walter Salmon and Lola (Bolding) Salmon. She married James Evans in 1950, and later married Robert W. Brown, Sr. in 1982; both preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1949. She retired from Bedford Medical Center as a switchboard operator. She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ, member of NARFE, and former member of Red Hat Society. Gerry loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are daughter, Janie Hunter of Heltonville, and son, Jeff (Terri) Evans of Williams; two stepsons, Bob Brown of Mitchell and Les Brown of Springs Valley; one stepdaughter, Sharon (Terry) Koppelman of Warba, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Brad (Carol) Cummings, Jamie (Lori) Cummings, Matt (Becky) Cummings, Amber (Jason) Chinn, all of Bedford, and Brandi Evans of Springville; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Pridemore of Bedford as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition are, Eugene and Peggy Brewer and their families who have been a lifelong extension of our family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers, Freddie, David and John Salmon, and one sister, Phyllis Robbins.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 12:00 noon until service time at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Southland Church of Christ.

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

Leona Bowers

Oct. 27, 1955 — Nov. 03, 2019

Leona Lucinda “Cindy” Bowers, 64, of Mitchell passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 27, 1955, in Bedford, Indiana, she was daughter of Labon Kern Jr. and Mary (Taylor) Kern. Cindy worked at Garden Villa in environmental services for 29 years. She also had worked for L&M Oil Company as well as Shelby Trucking. She loved fishing, riding four-wheelers, dancing and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen Center in Mitchell.

Surviving her are two daughters, Jessica French of Bedford, Lori (Jerry) Pierce of Mitchell; mother, Mary Kern of Mitchell; grandchildren, Michael French, Austin French, Heather Canada, Dalton Strunk; great-grandchildren, Haisley French, Haysen French, Jupiter French, Hennalee French due in December; two brothers, Joe (Melissa) Kern, Michael (Kim) Kern; two sisters, Lynn (Rick) Mosier, Amanda (Jimmy) Gross; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Kelly Kern, and one sister Debbie Miller.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Cecelia Magill and Rick Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

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

November 04, 2019

Evan Turpin

May 20, 1988 — Oct. 30, 2019

Evan Blake Turpin, 31, of Williams, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Denton Memorial Hospital in Denton, Texas following a brief illness.

Born May 20, 1988, in Bedford, he was the son of Theressa (Richard) Wade and Tim Turpin. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence Class of 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Combat Engineer in Afghanistan.

Evan attended Hilltop Pentecostal Church. He loved his children, was a die-hard University of Kentucky fan, loved life and could crack a joke in the spur of a moment. Evan was known to be loyal to a fault.

Evan was a heavy equipment operator for Turner Construction.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Turpin; one son, Zayden Turpin; one daughter, Alexa Turpin; three stepsons; mother, Theressa (Richard) Wade, of Williams; father, Tim Turpin, of Bedford; two brothers, Dustin (Katie) Turpin, of Bedford, and David (Kanisha) Turpin, of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Norma McDonald, of Bedford; maternal grandmother, Nila Burch, of Kansas; one stepbrother, Matthew (Elizabeth) Wade, of Fayetteville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Carl Burch Jr. and granny, Christine Strunk. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Joe Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel at https://www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/ to assist the family with funeral expenses. The family requests that casual attire be worn to the funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Gwendolyn Foddrill

March 01, 1941 — Oct. 20, 2019

Gwendolyn Rosalie “Rosie” Foddrill, 78, of DeWitt, MI passed away on October 20, 2019 while at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.

Rosie was born March 1, 1941 and grew up in Silverville, IN to parents Wayne & Bertha (Rose) Butler. She was a 1959 graduate of Fayetteville High School and attended Indiana University before she met Wayne “Bill” Foddrill. She and Bill married on May 30, 1963, making their home in Mitchell, IN where they enjoyed church, community and sports. They were both avid bowlers, making several trips to the Hoinke Classic tournament in Cincinnati. Their only child, Brian, was born in 1964. They enjoyed watching Brian compete in many different sports and traveled the country to follow his powerlifting competitions. In addition, she loved to craft, paint and collect Longaberger baskets.

She worked at Mills Market in Bedford, IN for many years and could recount many entertaining stories of her time there. She retired as Store Manager and moved to DeWitt, MI in 2010 to be closer to her three grandsons, who were the light of her life. Rain or shine, she rarely missed a football game, soccer match or wrestling meet. Rosie was a fantastic cook and excelled at baking. She made thousands of cookies, pies, and candies, much to the delight of family and friends. She will be sorely missed!

Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Bill and parents.

She is survived by her son Brian (Julie); grandsons Ben, Nate and Matt; brother Freddie (Carol) and many other family and friends.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th St, Bedford. Graveside services will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Silverville, IN at 11:00am on Thursday, November 7th. Donations in her honor may be made to Redeemer Church for the Food Pantry, 13980 Schavey Rd, DeWitt, MI 48820.

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

Logan Tipton

June 08, 1999 — Nov. 01, 2019

Logan M. Tipton, 20, of Bedford, died at 11:22 am on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Born June 8, 1999, in Bedford, he was the son of Lester Tipton Jr. and Dawn Tipton of Bedford. He married Kari Hopper on September 24, 2018 and she survives. He was a carpet installer.

Survivors include his wife Kari of Bedford; his mother Dawn Tipton of Bedford; one son, Aiden Tipton of Bedford; step-dad, Kenneth Bireley of Bedford; two sisters, Tesla Case and husband Ryan of Bedford, Rosie Tipton of Bedford; one brother, Mason Tipton of Bedford; grandparents, Joan Ayers-Kirn and Anthony Ayers of Bedford; Papaw, Lester Tipton Sr. or Bedford; Nana, Susie Nicholson of Bedford; great-grandmother, Janet Glasgow of Springville; aunts and uncles, Katrina Craig and husband Daniel of Mitchell, Cliff Tipton and wife Katie of Oolitic, Jeff Ayers and wife Jennifer of Shorewood, IL, Kenneth McLaughlin and wife Becky of Columbus, IN, and Crystal Tipton of Noblesville. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Tipton Jr., grandmother, Kathy Tipton Fish and cousins, Brady Morrow and Bobby Tipton.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

To express condolences or light a candle visit www.daycater.com

Kurt Aikman

Aug. 08, 1951 — Nov. 02, 2019

Kurt J. Aikman, of Paoli, passed away November 2, 2019 at his home, at the age of 68.

He was born August 8, 1951 in Chicago, IL to parents, Paul & Sabina (Wurblusky) Aikman. He married Danielle Boryca April 2, 1971. Kurt worked as a car transporter for Jack Cooper Transport of Bowling Green, KY.

He is survived by his wife Danielle Aikman of Paoli; sons, Edward Aikman and fiance Amanda Cooper of Paoli, Erik Aikman and spouse Kelly of Mt. Washington, KY; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4-8pm Tuesday, November 5 at McAdams Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Brian Cannello

July 05, 1977 — Oct. 30, 2019

Mr. Brian Joseph Cannello, age 42, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 30 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.

Mr. Cannello was born July 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Joseph and Mary Gross Cannello. He was an employee of Samtec in Scottsburg.

Brian is survived by his children: Alexander Cannello of Salem, June Cannello of New Albany and Penelope Canello of Salem, his life partner: Laurie Sorrels and her children: Alex and Tennille Sorrels of Salem, his parents: Joseph and Mary Cannello of Salem, a brother: Adam Cannello of Oceanside, California and a sister: Joy Cannello of Salem.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 11:00AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem with Father Joe Villa and Father Louis Manna officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.

To express condolences visit www.weathersfuneralhome.com

November 03, 2019

Roger Patton

Nov. 17, 1955 — Oct. 30, 2019

Roger K. Patton, 63, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the IU Health Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Roger was born on November 17, 1955 in Bloomington, IN to Paul and Helen (Eads) Patton. He attended Bloomington South High School and went on to earn his G.E.D. from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1987. Roger worked as an assembly technician for RCA for over 20 years and later became an assembly technician for Ford. He went on to work for the Bloomington Transit Center as a bus driver until he retired. Roger enjoyed working with his hands and could fix or build just about anything from decks and cars to doing electrical work, just to name a few. He loved being in the woods and hunting deer almost as much as he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson Evan. Roger never met a stranger and he would do anything for anyone if he could. His kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone he knew. Roger was a beloved husband, father, and Pappy. He will be deeply missed.

Roger is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susie Patton; mother, Helen (Eads) Patton; children, Eddie, Eric, and Tracy; siblings, Marc Patton (Bonnie), Paula Moen; grandchildren, Evan, Tina, and Kaylee; and several nieces and nephews.

Roger is preceded in death by his father; sister, Shirley Patton; brother, Philip Patton.

Friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory., 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37, Bloomington, IN 47401.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Les Rovenstine officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Craig Sutton

Oct. 22, 1951 — Oct. 29, 2019

Craig Owen Sutton of Bloomington passed away on October 29 at The Waters in Martinsville after a battle with prostate and bone cancer.

He was born in Joliet Illinois on October 22nd 1951 to Glenn Sutton and Betty Ash Sutton. Craig had many interesting jobs over his career, ending as a private paint contractor and landscaper. He was a 1969 graduate of Twin Lakes High School in Montecello, Indiana. He then entered the Navy where he spent his entire career at the Naval Air Station Lemoore California. He returned to Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in 1988.

He is survived by his sister Lana (Ron) Hensler of Remington Indiana; and his brother Philip (Marge) Sutton of Bloomington. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his nephews, Joe and Jeff Cowger.

At Craig’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Hospice, 10 Highland Avenue, Franklin, IN 46131. They took very good care of Craig the last several months and are greatly appreciated by his siblings.

Lady Loudenback

Sept. 26, 1930 — Oct. 29, 2019

Lady Ann Loudenback died peacefully in her sleep on October 29, 2019 in Bloomington, IN at the age of 89.

Lady Ann is survived by her daughter Laura (Greg) Mutz and her grandsons, Andrew (Ashley) and Geoff Minger. She is preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Halpin, her son Bradley Loudenback and her daughter, Rebecca Loudenback.

Lady Ann was born September 26, 1930 in Jonesboro, AR to Rheba and John Halpin. She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Purdue University and received a M.A. in English from Indiana University. She grew up in St Louis and lived in Bloomington for 52 years where she was an English teacher at Bloomington High School South. Lady Ann had a deep affection for the dogs in her life and loved gardening and everything botanical. She was a life-long student of Emily Dickinson, poet laureate, and was an accomplished genealogist, especially of her Irish roots.

A private service is planned at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington is handling all the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Monroe County Humane Association. Condolences can be sent to her daughter, Laura Mutz, 1459 Bay Point Dr, Sarasota FL 34236.

Memories of Lady Ann and condolences to the family may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Norma Alpine

Oct. 15, 1935 — Oct. 30, 2019

Norma Sue Alpine, 84, of Plainfield, Indiana passed away October 30, 2019.

She was born October 15, 1935 in Bloomington, Indiana to Charles and Rose Walden; she was one of 6 children. Norma was a 1953 graduate of Bloomington High School. She began working as a telephone operator for Indiana Bell (AT&T) as a teenager and continued serving her community until her official retirement in 1995. Norma met her husband, Harvey J. Alpine, through her sister Martha while at church. The pair were married September 1, 1957 and spent 48 years together watching their family grow until Harvey’s passing in 2005. Norma was part of a bowling league at Southern Bowl and was an avid reader; she especially loved reading fictional romance novels. Though all these memories describe her life, family remembers her best as an affectionate, giving mother who loved unconditionally. To Norma, family was everything and she took pride in being an amazing mother, wife, grandma, GG, and friend to all. Her passing leaves an empty space in the hearts of those who were blessed enough to meet her. Norma was truly one of a kind.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose; husband, Harvey Alpine; daughter, Cynthia Rose Walden (infant); siblings, Martha Chambers, Joseph Walden, Mary Elmore, Harriette Alpine, and Marjorie Tinchor.

Surviving to cherish her memory are children, Kathryn (Roger) Roe, James Alpine, Beverly (Mark) Burzlaff, Jennifer (Bradley) Franklin; sister, Janet Dalton; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bill) Lovett, Elizabeth Roe, Lindsey (Brian) Trivett, Kate Burzlaff, Megan Burzlaff, Steven (Cassie) Alpine, Nicholas Franklin, Samantha Franklin; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

All are welcome to visit Tuesday, November 5 from 12-2 PM at Flanner Buchanan – Decatur Township, 5463 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. Funeral services will take place at 2 PM. Norma will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery immediately following services.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Derek Burleson

Derek Lee Burleson, 89, of Bloomington, died Friday. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Pleasant Lewis Jr.

Pleasant Harvey Lewis Jr., 89, of Bloomington, died Sept. 25. Service with military honors is 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

November 02, 2019

Wilma Baxter

July 26, 1930 — Oct. 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019, the day the earth stood still for our family. We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Wilma Marie Baxter passed away surrounded by her family at Stonebridge Health Center.

Born July 26, 1930, she was the daughter of Alva and Mae (Criger) Johnson in Bedford, Indiana. Wilma was of the Christian faith and lived a full life. She was an awesome mother to her sons, David and Steve. She affectionately called them her #1 and #2 sons per the order of their birth. She was a very strong person and hard worker. She retired from RCA in 1985 after 32 years of service. She was an avid card player and was in a card club with a group of friends for over 50 years. She was a member of the Bedford Senior Citizens and was a past president and vice-president.

Wilma is survived by her son, Steve (Brenda) Hanners; daughter-in-law, Martha Hanners; grandchildren, Shelly (Robbie) Sons, Chuck (Marie) Hanners, Tessa Ikerd and fiancé Jaime Page, and Chris (Amber) Hanners; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, with a third on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David Hanners in February 2019; brother, Kenneth Johnson; and great-grandson, Trey Ikerd.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Monday at the funeral chapel.

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

John Grissom

Nov. 26, 1925 — Oct. 31, 2019

John Henry Grissom, 93, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Garden Villa.

Born November 26, 1925 in Martin County, Indiana, he was the son of Evertt and Mae Grissom. He married Elinor (Merritt) Grissom on August 17, 1946 and she survives. He attended Trinity Springs High School and was a member of First Christian Church. John retired from General Motors as a welder and was a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Elinor of 73 years; two sons, Tim (Robin) Grissom of Bedford, Scott Grissom of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Hannah (Caleb) Keith of Carmel, Caleb (Alyssia) Grissom of Portland, Oregon; one great-granddaughter, Olive Keith; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Thelma and Ruth; five brothers, Bill, Elbert, Harold, Leland and Elmer.

Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Rev. Bob Dailey and Rev. Leila Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent at www.fergusonlee.com.

Phyllis Bunch

Aug. 06, 1927 — Oct. 29, 2019

Phyllis B. (Meadows) Bunch, 92, of Bloomington passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Phyllis was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on August 6, 1927 the daughter of Floyd and Edna Pearl (Stewart) Meadows. She attended Scottsburg High School. Phyllis married Theodore Edwin Bunch on February 15, 1946 in Smithville, Indiana. She worked at RCA for several years and she was a homemaker.

Phyllis was a member of the Faith Assembly Church on 11th St and a member of the American Legion in Bloomington. She enjoyed gardening, camping and horseback riding, she loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Phyllis is survived by her two sons, Theodore E. Bunch Jr (Deborah).of Spencer; Christopher K. Bunch (Vickie) of Shelbyville; She has eleven grandchildren, Theodore E. (Carrie) Bunch III, Angela Bunch, Jennifer (Shane) Colwell, Tina Bohall, Jason Bohall, Scott (Mande) Bunch, Casey (Mindy) Bunch, Trent (Andrea) Bunch, Erick (Kimmy) Bunch, Jeremy (Lanette) Bunch, Keriann Bunch; and seventeen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; two great great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Diana Bailey; three great grandchildren, Cameron, Jonathon, Samuel; one sister Bernice Kelly; and one brother Roy Meadows.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Allen Funeral Home & Crematory 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 Bloomington. With Rev. Michael Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Hanson Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00am to service time Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made in Phyllis’s name to the Monroe County animal shelter.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

November 01, 2019

Robert Ross

June 21, 1956 — Oct. 27, 2019

Robert Lee (Bob) Ross, left us on October 27, 2019, at the age of 63 following a brief illness.

Robert was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on June 21, 1956 to William and Fusa (Nakano) Ross. He married Cheri Atkins on October 26, 1991.

Robert graduated from Mitchell High School in 1974 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1979. He was employed by Lehigh Hanson Cement in Los Colinas, Texas. He held the position of Vice President of Purchasing North America. Robert began his career with Lehigh Cement in Mitchell, Indiana in 1986. He moved from Storeroom Clerk to Storeroom Supervisor in 1990. In 1998 he transferred to York, Pennsylvania serving as Purchasing Supervisor as well as Human Resources manager. He quickly moved up the ranks to Corporate Purchasing in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2001. In 2003 he was promoted to his current position. Robert traveled extensively throughout the world with his career. He was highly respected by his coworkers and business associates.

His hobbies included reading European history, golf, classical musical as well as Bob Dylan and he was a master of the grill. He was an adoring husband, wonderful father, an amazing grandfather and great grandfather. He cherished their Bichon Frise, Chanel.

Left to treasure Robert’s memory include his wife, Cheri and children: Kristen Calentine and her husband Rick of Bedford, Indiana; Jerrod Bales and his wife Heather of Bedford, Indiana; Sarah Adams and her husband Shawn of Mitchell, Indiana; Seth Ross and his wife Elixia of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and his sister, Barbara Perry and her husband Randy of Casey, Illinois. His grandchildren are Heather Calentine, Brandi Miller, Chelsea Turner, Jordyn Wells, Jamison Wells, Jackson Wells, Hannah Bales, Jenna Bales, Gavin Adams, Grant Adams, and Eleanor Adams. His great grandchildren are Abel Miller and Oaklynn Turner.

He was preceded in death by his father William Ross, his mother Fusa Ross and his sister Janice.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jack Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: Mid-Cities SOS (Support for SafeHaven).  Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Thelma Deckard

Dec. 23, 1926 — Oct. 29, 2019

Thelma Norene (Phillips) Deckard, 92, of Bedford, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born December 23, 1926 in Monroe Co., she was the daughter of Carl and Edna (Stewart) Phillips. She married Opal Dale Deckard on November 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2017. She was a homemaker and attended Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, Philip Dale Deckard and wife, Sharon, of Bedford; a grandson, Carey Dale Deckard and wife, Janelle, of Bedford; two great granddaughters, Madelyn Grace Voorhies and husband, Austin and Meredith Elaine Deckard; a sister, Loretta Maddox, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Elmer, Harold, and Robert Phillips, and two sisters, Lavonia Deckard and Norma Douglas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bruce Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hanson Cemetery Trust Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Evan Brown

March 26, 2002 — Oct. 29, 2019

Evan Francis Brown, 17, of Heltonville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Born March 26, 2002, in Haiti, he was the son of Charles and Lisa (Halter) Brown. He had attended Bedford-North Lawrence High School. Evan loved playing softball and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his girlfriend Alivia.

Surviving are his parents; siblings, Jarren (Penny) Brown, of Brownstown, Shaylene Brown, Elli Brown, and Emily Brown, all of Heltonville; maternal grandmother, Francis Halter, of Vincennes; paternal aunts and uncles, Dorene (Tony) Smith, of Heltonville, Ed (Deb) Brown, Bedford, and maternal aunts and uncles Jamie (Bill) Kroeger, of Vincennes, and Leon (Robin) Halter, of Evansville; nieces and nephews, Hadley, Benson, and Elijah Brown, and Jaxtyn and Liam Flach; girlfriend, Alivia Eads; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elvis and Doris Brown; maternal grandmother, Judy Halter; and uncle, Steve Brown.

Funeral services will be at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Clarence Brown officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 1-4 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel at www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/ to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Caitlin Chaillaux

March 01, 1990 — Oct. 29, 2019

Caitlin D. (Powell) Chaillaux, 29, of Bedford, died at 6:00 am on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Bedford.

Born March 1, 1990, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Daniel Mundy and Colleen Carnita (Brown) Jackson. She was of the Nazarene faith.

Survivors include her parents, Daniel Mundy, and Colleen Carnita Jackson, both of Bedford; three daughters, Alexis Fettig, Marley Chaillaux, Peyton Chaillaux; a brother, Joshua Powell, of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles Norman Brown and Vera R. Brown.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Martin Wilder Jr

June 08, 1959 — Oct. 29, 2019

Martin (Marty) Wilder Jr, 60 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows.

He was born June 08, 1959 in Salem, Indiana to Martin Wilder Sr. and Charlotte Gilliatte Wilder. He married Peggy Bye on August 28, 1976 and she survives. He was preceded in death by her parents Martin Wilder Sr and Charlotte Gilliatte Wilder and sister Brenda Wilder.

Martin worked in the shipping department at Cellowire and Cable Company in Crothersville, IN. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his Spouse, Peggy Bye Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, three daughters; Chastity and Robert Arnold of Paoli, Indiana, Brittany and Alex VanWinkle of Paoli, Indiana, and Brandy Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, three brothers; Dean Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, Marl Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, and Chris Terrell of FT Walton Beach, FL, two sisters; Mitzi London of Paoli, Indiana, and Tracye Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, sixteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 6:00 P.M. Monday November 4, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Monday November 4, 2019 until time of service.

Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Doyle Crane

March 15, 1930 — Oct. 31, 2019

Doyle Eugene Crane, 89, of Bedford, died at 6:19 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 15, 1930 in Bedford, he was the son of James Wesley and Melinda Katherine (Bough) Crane. He married Mary Sue Mundy on August 15, 1954 and she survives. He retired as a tool and die maker at NWSC Crane and was a member of the Fairview Community Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Crane, of Bedford; three sons, Thomas Joe Crane and wife, Elizabeth, Bradley Ray Crane and companion, Kathy Scott, and Karl Gene Crane, all of Bedford; a daughter, Karen Sue Adams and husband, Jeff, of Columbus, IN; nine grandchildren, Noelle Elizabeth Crane, Jared Ray Crane, Michael Tyler Crane, Stephen Jacob Dragon, Maximilian Charles Dragon, Samual Harrison Dragon, Tyler A. Green, James L. Wright, and Leigha G. Wright; great-grandchildren, Lucas Crane, Olivia Crane, Cohen Dragon, Armondo Dragon,  Gannon Dragon, and Everitt Harrison Dragon; a brother, Lewis Crane, of Lowell, IN; two sisters, Evelyn Craig, of Depew, OK, and Samantha Perkins, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Benjamin and Kenneth Crane, and a sister, Rosemary Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyndy Hopkins officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Monday, November 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Connie Pennington

Dec. 16, 1955 — Oct. 29, 2019

Connie Lynne Pennington, age 63, of Bloomington passed away Tuesday morning at her residence.

Born December 16, 1955 in Greenfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of Hansel Wayne and BeBe (Medlin) Spires. Connie was a graduate of Bloomington High School South, Class of 1974. She worked at General Electric in Bloomington, loved making floral arrangements, gardening and taking photos.

Connie is survived by her loving husband of twenty years, Ray Pennington, of Bloomington; two daughters, Mikala “Mikki” Carmichael, of Bloomington and Lora Pennington (husband-Sean Hamilton), of Bloomington; three sons, Jimmy Edwards, of Bloomington, William Edwards, of Spencer and Jeremy Ray Pennington (wife-Amy), of Bloomington, one sister, Carole Brown (husband-Mark), of Spencer; eleven grandchildren, Kate-Lyn Edwards (husband-Skylar Grant), Christopher Edwards, Karen Edwards, Kyle Edwards, Jacob New, Alexis McGaha, Jillian Pennington, Jackie Edwards, William Edwards, Dylan Carmichael and Zane Carmichael and one great-grandson, Thomas Edwards.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Hansel Wayne Spires and BeBe Spires Worley and one sister in infancy, Candace Renee Spires.

The funeral service will be on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St. with Pastor Frank Helton officiating. Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition at www.multiplesystematrophy.org/donate-now or to www.defeatmsa.org

Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Evan Turpin

Evan Blake Turpin, 31, of Williams, died Wednesday, Oct. 30. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

John Grissom

John Henry Grissom, 93, of Bedford, died Thursday, Oct. 31. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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