Obituaries – October 2012

October 31, 2012

Beatrice M. Kern

Nov. 29, 1931 — Oct. 28, 2012

Beatrice “Bea” M. Kern, age 80, of Bedford, passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Bea was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 29, 1931, to Leonard “Len” and Mae (Norris) Rawnsley. She married William F. Kern on Sept. 8, 1957, and he survives.

Bea was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Dunn Memorial Hospital and a lifelong member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, William F. Kern of Bloomington; two sons, Scott Kern and wife Susan of Bloomington and James Kern and wife Rhonda of Bristow, Va.; four grandchildren, Nathan Kern of Bloomington, and Adam, Alex and Abby Kern of Bristow, Va.; sister-in-law, Wanda (Peach) Rawnsley of Plainfield; nephew, Mike Rawnsley and wife Audrey and children, Stephen, Stephanie, and Stacy of Fishers; sister-in-law, Eva (Billie) Simpson of Springville; and cousin (like a sister), Elizabeth Deckard and her sons, Leo Deckard and wife Lisa and children Jim, Liana and Tara; Kenneth Deckard and wife Karen and children Keith and Keven; and Richard Deckard and wife Shawna and children Jacob, Joe and Kate, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Mae (Norris) Rawnsley; and one brother, Bob Rawnsley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Donations may be made to Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund.

William G. Cassidy

June 26, 1941 — Oct. 29, 2012

William G. “Bill” Cassidy, 71, of Bedford, died at 6:46 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 26, 1941, in Bedford, he was the son of Joseph and Louisa (McDermen) Cassidy. He married Faye Scott on June 29, 1963, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1987 and had served on the board of directors for Hoosier Hills Credit Union for 38 years.

He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and a 32nd degree Mason.

He enjoyed antique clocks, old cars and attending clock shows with his late friend, Gordon Reuter and wife, Margaret.

Survivors include his wife, Faye, of Bedford; children, Scott Cassidy of Mitchell, Joe Cassidy and wife Kelly of Bedford and John Cassidy and wife Jennifer of Bedford; grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Jake, Bowen, Jessica and husband Neil Embree, and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Scotlyn, Cade and Harper; a brother, Ben Cassidy and wife Myla, of Fayetteville; two sisters, Jeanette Nikirk and husband Delvin of Oolitic and Margaret Brown and husband Dick of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including three special nieces, Paula, Dee and Cathy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Catherine Dorsett, Virginia Ray and JoAnn Cassidy; and two brothers, Carl and Jim Cassidy.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Clara B. Noel

July 17, 1923 — Oct. 29, 2012

Clara Bernice Noel, 89, of Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. on Monday at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 17, 1923, in Springville, she was the daughter of Clarence B. and Clara (Wright) Kirkman. She married Ernest H. Godsey and he preceded her in death. She later married Elmer Butcher and he preceded her in death. She then married Ralph Noel and he also preceded her in death.

She retired from G.E. in Bloomington. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Springville where she had taught Sunday school, played the piano and sang. She enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Godsey and wife Frances (Draus) of Springville; two daughters, Patricia J. (Godsey) Super and husband Don of Springville and Beverly (Godsey) Keister and husband David of Martinsville; a brother, Lester Kirkman; a sister, Mavis Stafford; 10 grandchildren, Connie (Corey) Brown of Markel, Martin Corey of Switz City, Lisa Gayle (Corey) Kelley of Ossian, Sherry Jo (Corey) Mattix of Bloomfield, Daren Scott Lester of Ellettsville, Barry Lester of Mitchell, Kristin Lester of Vincennes, Brian Godsey of Springville, and Leann Herr and Janice Wisley, both of Bedford; nine step-grandchildren, Daniel Keister of Logansport, David Bruce Keister of Martinsville, Deborah (Keister) Hubbard of Martinsville, Doug Keister of Martinsville, Angel Head of Spencer, Dinah Super of Connecticut, and Christina Root of Bedford; 34 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; a son, Darrell (in infancy); three sisters, Marguerite Kirkman, Marjorie Koontz and Thelma Mikels.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Springville Heritage Fund.

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

Robert Basinger

Dec. 3, 1944 — Oct. 26, 2012

Robert “Johnny” Basinger, 67, Heltonville, died at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center at 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

He was born Dec. 3, 1944, to James Benjemin and Mamie Agnes (Cassidy) Basinger.

He is a retired stone quarry worker from Indiana Limestone.

He played Santa on the square in downtown Bedford for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Grace (Tyson) George and April Basinger, both of Heltonville; one sister, Mary Lucas; two brothers, Louis (Gerrie) Basinger and Frank (Janet) Basinger; and one sister-in-law, Beverly Kennedy, all of Bedford; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cecilia “Susie” Basinger; two bothers, Jimmy Basinger and Bernard Basinger (in infancy); four sisters, Teresa Pruitt, Dora Caraway, Anna Lee Basinger (in infancy) and Wilma Basinger (in infancy).

Funeral service was Monday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial followed at Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.

Leonard A. Hall

Leonard A. Hall, 87, of Mitchell, died at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 30, 2012

Farrell W. Charles

Sept. 14, 1926 — Oct. 29, 2012

Farrell Wayne “Buck” Charles, 86, of Bedford, died Monday at his residence.

Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Bedford, he was the son of Vollie and Ocie (Tucker) Charles.

He married Wilma L. Chasteen on June 9, 1972, and she survives in Bedford.

He served in the United States Navy on the USS Nehenta Bay in World War II.

He loved to watch Western movies, and loved to read. He also loved working in his garage. He retired from Crane. He worked for the Lawrence County Highway Department at the Needmore trash complex for 10 years. He also worked at Fourwinds Resort as a security guard for 10 years.

Surviving him are his wife, Wilma L. Charles, of Bedford; three sons, Vance Charles and wife Holly, Farrell “Bucky” Charles and wife Linda, and Steve Kinser and wife Carol, all of Bedford; two daughters, Debby Rollins and husband Greg of Bedford and Phyllis Flynn of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren, Kayla Rollins, Robbie Davis (Julie), James Davis (Mandy), Amanda Goodman (Nick), Adam Kinser, Rachel Hillenburg, Bucky Charles II, Savanna Charles, Taylor Charles, Cooper Charles, Allen Taylor, Charlie Barnes; and seven great-grandchildren, Kane Charles, Bre’Onna Charles, Bekah Hillenburg, Kortni Allen, Austin Davis, Alexis Davis and Abby Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Doris Magnus and Lorene Crowe; one brother, Vollie Charles; and two grandchildren, Brett Kinser and Chris Taylor.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Farrell E. Charles officiating. Burial will be in Judah Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice Services.

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

Beatrice M. Kern

Beatrice M. “Bea” Kern, 80, Bedford, died at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund

Barbara Tolbert

Nov. 2, 1940 — Oct. 29, 2012

Barbara Tolbert, 71, Bedford, died at 9:05 a.m. on Monday at Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Clara B. Noel

July 17, 1923 — Oct. 29, 2012

Clara Bernice Noel, 89, Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Devon J. Holmes

Devon Jeffery Holmes, 22, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

William Cassidy

William Cassidy, 71, of Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 29, 2012

Debra J. Unger

Feb. 18, 1952 — Oct. 28, 2012

Debra Jean Unger, a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at 4 a .m. on Sunday at her residence.

Born Feb. 18, 1952, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Evelyn J. (Goble) Hamm. She married George M. Unger July 19, 1971.

Debbie was a seamstress, a culinary arts instructor at Ivy Tech and formerly an activities director at Mitchell Manor. She was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel, president of Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa and past president of the Christian Women’s Club.

Debbie designed and made costumes for the theater productions at Madison Consolidated High School and was named an Honorary Thespian.

She graduated from Spencer High School in 1970. All of those visiting her home were welcomed.

Surviving are her husband, George Unger of Mitchell; son, Yancy and Heather Unger and their children, Ashley, Isaac and Amelia of Bedford; daughters, Holly Thatcher and her children, Brittany, Cody, Tara and Gabe of Bedford; and Jamie and Aaron Kelsey and their children, Tristan, Vanina, Jack, Owain and Poppy of Madison; father, Robert E. Hamm of Bloomington and brother, Gary Hamm of Cumby, Texas.

Her mother preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

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

A Tri Kappa memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Tristan Kelsey, Cody Thatcher, Aaron Kelsey, Tim Tolbert, Daren Swango and Frank Hodges.

Memorial Gifts: Fishing Creek Chapel.

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

October 28, 2012

Gertrude F. Clay

Jan. 8, 1918 — Oct. 26, 2012

Gertrude F. Clay, 94, of Bloomington, passed away early Friday morning, October 26, 2012, at the Bloomington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Bloomington January 8, 1918, to George and Minnie Goss Crohn.

Gertrude was a graduate of Bloomington High School, a member of Clear Creek Christian Church and a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. Gertrude spent her working career with RCA, Sarkes Tarzian and also owned and operated a beauty shop along with her twin sister, Gretta Cox.

She leaves behind her son, Mark A. Clay and his wife Deborah of Bloomington; grandson, Travis Clay and his wife Jana of Bloomington; granddaughter, Jamie Isom and her husband Cody of Bedford; twin sister, Gretta Cox of Bloomington; and great-grandchildren, Baylee, Paris, Lillee and Briar Isom. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers, Frank, William, Enouch, Marcus, Gilbert, Glenn, Leon and Kenneth Crohn; an infant sister; and her husband, William Clay, in 2003.

Funeral services for Gertrude will be Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Highway 37. Rev. Glenn Hughes will preside. Gertrude will be laid to rest next to her husband William at Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, October 29, 2012, from 4 until 8 p.m., also at Allen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

October 27, 2012

Robert Basinger

Robert Basinger, 67, Heltonville, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Ethel Mack

Former Needmore-area resident, Ethel (New) Mack, died Sept. 23 in California. All arrangements were in California.

October 26, 2012

Harold E. Smale

June 30, 1927 — Oct. 24, 2012

Harold Eugene “Gene” Smale, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:03 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born June 30, 1927, in Bedford, he was the son of Fred Jacob and Dorothy (Blackwell) Smale. He married Mary D. Morgan on June 25, 1950, and she died Aug. 7, 2012. He retired as a route salesman for the Nabisco Co. in 1988 after 33 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Rick W. Smale and wife Cindy, James D. Smale and wife Angie and David Allen Smale, all of Bedford; a daughter, Terri Lynn Padget and husband John of Loogootee; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a brother, Walter Smale; and daughter-in-law, Belinda Smale.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jim Cain, the Pastor of the South Union Christian Church in Bloomington officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Deloris J. Riley

May 14, 1934 — Oct. 24, 2012

Deloris “Junie” Riley passed from this life, surrounded by family, on Wednesday evening.

Deloris was born in Oolitic on May 14, 1934, to parents, William and Mattie Bush.

She was a free spirit and will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Estes Bush; brother, Robert Bush; sister, Rosemary Jones; and husband, Robin Riley.

Deloris is survived by brother, William Bush Jr.; sisters, Peggy Rocco, Mary Ellen Sowders and Matricia Butler; long-time companion, Mearle Hall; children, Paul Dorsett, Nancy Stancombe and Dennis Jones; 12 nieces and nephews including a very special nephew, Tim Rocco; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

The family wish to express their gratitude for the care Deloris received from the doctors and staff at Monroe Hospital and Southern Care Hospice.

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

Cheryl J. Evans

July 11, 1954 — Oct. 21, 2012

Cheryl J. Evans, 58, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at her residence in Bedford.

Cheryl was born on July 11, 1954, in Carmel by the Sea, Calif., to the late Richard Joe Evans and Patricia Joanne (Clendening) Evans.

Survivors include one son, Bill Evans and wife Kristine of Lake Mary, Fla.; one granddaughter, Maya Evans; two sisters, Marilyn Hostetler of Bloomington, and Terri Evans of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Bill Evans and Ricky Evans.

Cremation was chosen, with burial in Florida at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 25, 2012

Brian Keith Gilbert

Jan. 4, 1960 — Oct. 22, 2012

Brian Keith Gilbert, 52, of Oolitic, passed away at 7:44 p.m. on Monday at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky., from injuries he sustained at General Motors, with his loving family at his side.

Born Jan. 4, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Voy and Phyllis (Pace) Gilbert. He graduated in 1978 from Bedford North Lawrence High School where he was a member of the BNL basketball team.

He was a machine repairman at General Motors in Bedford for 32 years and a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440.

Brian is survived by his love and “bestest” friend, Sharon Crane of 19 years; a son, Jeremy (Hilary) Gilbert of Bedford; a daughter, Jacey Gilbert of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Sara (Brice) Templeton of Bedford; four grandchildren, Jerett and Jaden Gilbert, baby girl Gilbert, and Aliza and Haden Templeton; his father, Voy; a brother, Mike (Sheila) Gilbert of Oolitic; a sister, Teresa (Joe) Boshears of Bedford; nephews, Johnny Mike (Laura) Gilbert, Jared (Melissa) Gilbert, Justin Gilbert, Jordan Boshears, Joshua Harrell and Aaron Harrell; a niece, Lauren Boshears and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis; a brother, Larry and his grandparents, Clyde and Mabel Pace and Wallace and Delia Gilbert.

Brian was a loving father and papaw. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family, watching them participate in their activities and just hanging out with them. He and Sharon watched Andy Griffith reruns and loved to vacation in Mayberry, N.C.

He loved to golf with his son, brother, nephews and friends. He was assistant basketball coach at Oolitic Middle School. He coached basketball and baseball for many years at Oolitic Biddy Ball League and Boys Club.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Gilbert, Johnny Mike Gilbert, Jared Gilbert, Justin Gilbert, Jordan Boshears, Dennis Pace, Josh and Aaron Harrell.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oolitic Festival or favorite childrens charity.

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

Danny L. Maynard

Nov. 29, 1951 — Oct. 22, 2012

Danny Lee Maynard, 60 of Brandon, Fla., passed away of natural causes at his home in Brandon on Monday.

He was born Nov. 29, 1951, in Hiawatha, Kan., the son of Lynn Gerard and Laverne Mae Camblin-Maynard. He graduated from Maysville High School and attended Central Christian College in Moberly, Mo.

He found the love of his life in college and they moved to Indiana where they were married and purchased the Bedford Bible Bookstore from his wife’s parents. They owned and operated the bookstore for 33 years in Bedford, before retiring in 2007. He was a dedicated Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ his entire married life.

He enjoyed many special talents including hunting, farming, tractor and backhoe work, wood working and doing anything that blessed other people. But most of all, Danny rejoiced in bringing anyone to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Therefore, he tirelessly volunteered his time and talent to helping people so that he might have an opportunity to share his faith with them. He loved the Lord Jesus more than anything of this world.

The Maynards attend church at Kingdom Christian Ministries in Lithia, Fla.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary Elizabeth Smelser-Maynard; his sister, Donna Maynard-McCullem of Columbia, Mo.; his two daughters, both Bedford natives, Rachael Marie and husband Chad Word currently of in Atlanta, Ga., and Rebecca Ruth and husband Randall Brooks currently of Apollo Beach, Fla.;  and five grandchildren, Levi and Olivia Word and Quinn, Kira and Conner Brooks.

He will be missed dearly by all who knew him, but we know he loves being with Jesus. Memorial contributions may be sent to either Cynthia Pickney Ministries at P.O. Box 1079, Seffner, FL 33583 or his church, Kingdom Christian Ministries at Lithia Pinecrest Road, Lithia, FL 33547.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon, Fla. Internment will follow at Pelote Cemetery in Lithia, Fla.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Deloris J. Riley

Deloris J. Riley, 78, Bedford, died at 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday at Monroe Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Harold E. Smale

Harold Eugene “Gene” Smale, 85, Bedford, died at 8:03 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 24, 2012

Leslie D. Mitchell

Sept. 23, 1970 — Oct. 21, 2012

Leslie Dawn Mitchell, 42, 4194 State Road 158, Bedford, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born Sept. 23, 1970, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lester “Bud” and Judy (Dobson) Mitchell. She was formerly married to Jerry Sweigart.

She worked in the receiving department at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Bedford and attended Rivers Edge Community Church.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Lester “Bud” and Neysa Mitchell of Fayetteville; a daughter, Sharayah Sweigart of Fayetteville; a sister, Cyndi Coldren and husband David of Moncks Corner, S.C.; two stepsisters, Leysa Nichols and husband Aaron of Bedford and Layne Bailey and husband Brock of Mitchell; a stepbrother, Eric Lewis of Fayetteville; two nieces, Delaney and Kylie Coldren of South Carolina and a stepdaughter, Allison Sweigart of Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastors Kenny Walden and Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Hope Resource Center.

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

Imogene Kursner

April 20, 1922 — Oct. 19, 2012

Imogene Kursner, age 90, of Three Rivers Mich., passed away on Friday at Three Rivers Health.

She was born in Avoca, on April 20, 1922, the daughter of Harley and Geneva (Jennie) Holmes. Imogene worked for many years at Continental Can from where she eventually retired.

She was an avid reader and also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Kursner was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Kursner in 2002; daughter, Kay Frances; brother, Clayton Holmes; and grandson, Jeffery Cross.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one daughter, Jan (John) Cross, of Three Rivers, Mich.; son, Scott (Cynthia) Kursner, of Portage, Mich.; sister, Alma (Gene) Jones, of Bedford; grandchildren, Jaimie (Cory) Patrick, Aaron (Amanda Methner) Kursner and Jason Kursner; and great-grandchildren, Cole Kursner and Claire Patrick.

A private burial of cremains will take place at Riverside Cemetery with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Memorials may be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI 49093 is in care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hohnerfh.com.

Margaret A. Whitmill

Feb. 19, 1931 — Oct. 20, 2012

Margaret Ann “Peggy” (Horton) Whitmill, 79, Westfield, passed away Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing home in Walkerton.

Peggy was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Hamilton County, to Hubert and Gladys (Day) Horton, where she spent her childhood and met George A Whitmill in 1946 upon his return from World War II. She and George were married in 1947, and moved to Lawrence County in 1950 where they settled, raised their family and enjoyed life together until George’s passing in 2007.

Peggy served her community and her church (Springville United Methodist) for over 60 years. Returning to school in 1979, Peggy fulfilled her dream and received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. In 2004, she and George were honored at the Needmore High School Alumni Banquet as “Mr. and Mrs. Hilltopper” for their service to the school.

She was beloved by her family, church and community for her love and generosity. Her family will miss her, and wish to express their gratitude to the neighbors and caregivers who cared for her in her final years.

Peggy is survived by her two children, George M. Whitmill and wife Kathleen of Whetstone, Ariz., and Sara Whitmill Williams and husband Paul of North Liberty; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Horton and wife Jean of Oak Hill, Fla.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Christ United Methodist Church, 318 N. Union Street, Westfield. Friends may visit at the church one hour prior to services. A grave site committal service will be at the Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield immediately thereafter.

Family and friends in the Lawrence County area are invited to attend a memorial service to be at 2 p.m. the following day (Sunday) at the Springville United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Peggy Whitmill may be donated to Springville United Methodist Church, 706 Bedford Street, Springville, IN 47462.

Palmer Funeral Home, North Liberty, is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

Brian K. Gilbert

Jan. 4, 1960 — Oct. 22, 2012

Brian Keith Gilbert, 52, Oolitic, died at 7:44 p.m. on Monday at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Oolitic Festival or a favorite children’s charity.

Donald R. Puckett

May 9, 1941 — Oct. 21, 2012

Donald R. Puckett, 71, Bedford, died at 2:35 a.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Private burial will be at Dive Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Martin

Marjorie Martin, 80, Bedford, died Sunday at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington. Cremation was chosen, with burial in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 23, 2012

Leslie D. Mitchell

Leslie Dawn Mitchell, 42, Fayetteville, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 22, 2012

Gary D. Lagle

Oct. 29, 1946  — Oct. 19, 2012

Surviving are his wife, Rita Lagle of Bedford; one son, Don Lagle of Bloomington; one daughter, Michelle Lagle of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Bobbie Andis of Bedford; two brothers, Richard and Bill Lagle, both of Bedford; and two sisters, Mary Lackey and Shirley Lagle, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Alfred Lagle.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Mark Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

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

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

October 21, 2012

Warren T. Hobson

Dec. 11, 1921 — Oct. 19, 2012

Warren T. Hobson, 90, of Mitchell, died at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Garden Villa Nursing Facility in Bedford.

Born December 11, 1921, in Fairview, Warren was the son of Leathel J. and Elizabeth Marie (Sitler) Hobson. He married Mildred L. Fish on December 25, 1947, and she precedes him in death. Warren was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and Purdue University. He was a civil engineer who owned and operated Warren T. Hobson & Assoc., Inc. for 30 years. Warren was a member of the Third Christian Church of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine Temple, the La-Or-Ma Shriners, Scottish Rite, F&AM Cedar Lodge #161 in Leesville, American Legion Gillen Post 33, lifetime member of Swords of Bunker Hill and a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was also an Army veteran serving in WWII at Pacific Theatre in the 1884th Engineers Aviation Battalion, where he earned two Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal, and he also served during the Korean War.

Survivors include four sons, Warren T. Hobson, II, of Mooresville, John A. Hobson and Linda, of Burleson, TX, Gary J. Hobson and Kathy of Carlsbad, CA, and William K. Hobson and Matina, of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Kristin Hobson of MI, Kimberly Hobson of VA, Tara Roach and Michael of Bedford, and Amber Rayhill of Mitchell; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Hobson; and one sister, Mary Jane Davison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two half sisters, Wanda Pershing and Wilma Lassen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Gillen Post 33. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, October 22, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.

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

Gary D. Lagle

Gary D. Lagle, 65, of Bedford, died Friday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

October 20, 2012

Warren Hobson

Warren Hobson, 90, Mitchell, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 19, 2012

Betty L. Roberts

Betty Lou Quackenbush Roberts, 88, formerly of Bedford, died peacefully following a brief illness in Smyrna, Tennessee on Thursday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orval C. Roberts; her son, Daniel A. Roberts; and her parents, Stanley and Stella Quackenbush.

She is survived by daughter, Nancy (Dick) Walker of Nashville, Tenn.; son, Stanley (Charlotte Williams) Roberts of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Michelle (Greg) Walker Henson of Nashville, Tenn., Rick (Michelle) Walker of Dalzell, S.C., Tracy (Chris) Roberts Beasley of Nashville, Tenn., David Roberts of Nashville, Tenn.; and Sarah Roberts and Jordan Roberts, both of Fort Worth, Texas; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Walker, Rachel and Jessica Henson, and Sam and Isaac Beasley, all from Nashville, Tenn. She is also survived by her aunt, Thelma Cobb of Oolitic; several nieces, nephews, and many cousins.

Prior to her move to Tennessee, she was a charter member of Southland Church of Christ and its Ladies’ Bible Class, led by cousin, Harriet (Bud) Harman.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life followed by interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. R. L. (Bud) Smith will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Court, Franklin, TN 37067.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel M. Collins

April 17, 1933 — Oct. 18, 2012

Ethel May Collins, 79, of Orleans, died Thursday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital in Bedford.

Ethel was born April 17, 1933, in Orleans, the daughter of Charles and Sarah West Clements. She married Theodore Collins, who died of May 26, 1977.

She was a member of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene and had worked for the former Paoli Nursing Home.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Wayne Collins of Orleans and Charles Robert (Kathy) Collins of Indianapolis; two brothers, John Clements of New Jersey and Frank (Dorothy) Clements of Bedford; her best friend, Carolyn Ragsdale of Bedford; four grandchildren, Zakyla, Zavier, Akilah and Bill White; a niece, Toni White of Orleans; and a brother-in-law, Noah Walters of Bedford.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband; three brothers and four sisters.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Paoli Community Cemetery, Paoli.

Friends are invited to visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Orleans Church of the Nazarene Building Fund in her memory.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

October 18, 2012

Marilyn J. Johnson

May 28, 1930 — Oct. 16, 2012

Marilyn J. Johnson, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital in Bedford.

Born May 28, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George E. and Irene (Self) Desimon. She married Charles Howard Johnson on June 29, 1950, in Bedford; and he preceded her in death in 2008.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School, with the Class of 1948.

She was a Nursing Home Administrator at Westview Manor, retiring in 1999 after 25 years of service.

She was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son, Chuck Johnson and wife Christy, of Martin County; her daughter, Lisa Ann Lyons of Tennessee; grandson, Jesse Johnson of Bloomington; and granddaughter, Betsey Herakovich of Chicago, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

In honoring Marilyn’s wishes, a private graveside service took place at 11 a.m. today at Green Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial in Green Hill Cemetery followed the service.

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

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

October 17, 2012

Kimberly Geralds

April 28, 1966 — Oct. 16, 2012

Kimberly Dawn Geralds, 46, Scottsburg, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at Scott County Memorial Hospital.

Born April 28, 1966, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Danny and Wanda Dean (Marshall) Moody Sr.

She was a certified nursing assistant and had been employed at Mitchell Manor and Hospitality House. Kimberly was a member of Victory Life Church.

Surviving are a son, David L. Burton Jr. of Bedford; two grandchildren; parents, Dan and Wanda Moody of Loogootee; sisters, Susan Bell and Pamela Couch of Tennessee and Amy Grafton of Loogootee; and a brother, Danny Moody Jr. of Bedford.

Her son, Sheldon Lee Geralds, preceded her in death.

A private memorial service will be at the Grafton Cemetery at a later date.

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

October 16, 2012

Roland Le Clear

Dec. 6, 1926 — Oct. 14, 2012

Roland D. “Rollie” Le Clear, age 85 of Mitchell, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Sunday at Mitchell Manor. Roland was born on December 6, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., to Henry Earl and Cora Gertrude (Brooks) Le Clear. Roland married Wanda Anderson Le Clear and she survives.

Roland was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II he served aboard the U.S.S. Bennington from 1943-1946, where he was a combat photographer. He was a professional bowler for many years, and was an original member of the PBA. He also worked installing and resurfacing bowling lanes. One of his favorite jobs was as commander of the Mitchell V.F.W. Post No. 9107; he also was a member of Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Wanda Anderson Le Clear of Mitchell, one daughter, Jillane Beck of Kelseyville, Calif., five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Roland was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Dawn Marie Homann; three brothers, Theodore, Lyle and Warren; four sisters, Audrey, Evelyn, Doris and Ruth.

No services are being held. Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jane E. Summers

Oct.11, 1942 — Oct. 14, 2012

Jane E. Summers, 70, of Mitchell, died on Sunday evening at I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born in Bloomington on October 11, 1942, the daughter of Granville and Sara Jane (Burton) Miller and was a graduate of Bloomington High School. She was a longtime homemaker and member of Crossroads Community Church of Lawrence County.

Jane was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and always willing to pick up and go. She loved going to Florida and even worked at Disney World in Orlando, obtaining passes for her kids, grandkids and great-grandson to enjoy. She also enjoyed sewing for her kids and grandkids. Her greatest love of life was her family, being able to do things for and with them.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Summers of Mitchell, three daughters, Shelley Wood and husband Glen of Bloomington, Angie Brown and husband Jim of Orlando, Fla., and Brande Seitzinger and husband Chris of Bridgeport, Ill., one son, Sam Summers and wife RossAnn of Bloomington, grandchildren, Brandon Summers, Jared (Jamie) Fox, Bryant Fox, Cameron Brown, Cassidy Brown, Tanner Seitzinger, Shelby Seitzinger and Carlee Seitzinger and one great-grandson, Chad Summers.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to I.U. Hospice House in care of the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

October 15, 2012

Linda Moore

Sept. 11, 1939 — Oct. 13, 2012

Linda Ann Moore, 73, passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 11, 1939, in Bedford to Dillard O. and Mary Speer Little. She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1957, and Indiana Central Business College, Indianapolis, in 1958.

Linda and Roger Nelson Moore were married in Bedford on June 19, 1960, and have one son, Stephen Roger (Gina) Moore of Valencia, California.

Linda was employed for many years as a legal secretary for law firms in Los Angeles, California. She later worked at Pretty Woman, Bedford.

She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, Ladies of the Round Table, Panhellenic, St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Foundation and Kappa Kappa Kappa.

She was a talented musician and taught piano for many years.

Her parents and several aunts and uncles preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law; an uncle, Duard “Sam” Speer; and cousins Steve, Mark (Kim) and Judy Speer and Michael (Nancy) Jackman.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Ferguson-Lee and the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bud Sargent, Don Deckert, David Bartlett, Luzern Guthrie, Charles Fiddler and Terry McIntyre.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

October 13, 2012

Otis Ritter

Oct. 12, 1926 — Oct. 11, 2012

Otis Paul “Odie” Ritter, 85, of Bedford, died at 5:36 p.m. on Thursday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 12, 1926 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Otto and Oma (Sowder) Ritter. He married Vernice Deckard on September 13, 1952 and she survives. He retired from Indiana University after thirty-three years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and a member of Donica Memorial Church of God. He enjoyed collecting records and record players and spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Vernice of Bedford; three sons, Stephen Ritter and wife, Pamela (Tolliver), Philip Ritter and wife, Sarah (Beavers), Timothy Ritter; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Ritter, Isaac Ritter and wife, Tatiana Marie, Kyle Ritter and fiancé, Melissa Wilkinson, Brandon Ritter and wife Amanda, Bradie Ritter and husband David Hall; seven great-grandchildren, Hunter Trueblood, twins Hayden and Sydney Hall, Gabriella Hall, Brogan Cochran, Evan Wyatt Spoonmore, Gwenivere Elise Ritter; two brothers, Ellis “Red” Ritter and wife, Bernice (Sharr), Ermil “Joe” Ritter and wife, Peggy (Bartlett); two sisters, Lucille “Lucy” Hedrick and Elizabeth “Ada” Deckard. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ervin “Bud” Ritter and wife, Martha (LuAllen), Elbert “Honey” Ritter and wife, Ona Mae (McPike); two sisters, Evelyn Ritter Cratcraft and husband, Herman and Mary Louise (in infancy); two brothers-in-law, Vestal “Andy” Deckard and Roger Hedrick.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Donica Memorial Church of God with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Donica Memorial Church of God. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of “Odie” at www.daycarter.com.

Roy Andis

April 27, 1925 — Oct. 12, 2012

Roy F. Andis, 87, of 407 Reuter Lane, Springville, died at 7:45 am on Friday at his residence.

Born April 27, 1925 in Martin County, he was the son of Opher and Rosie (McFarland) Andis. He married Mary Catherine Bunch on July 11, 1941 and she preceded him in death on November 14, 2001. He retired from the fire department at N.S.W.C. Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the V.F.W. members at large.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Andis and wife, Carole of Springville, Darrell Dean Andis of Bedford and William F. Andis of Heltonville; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Blake of Springville, Martha Sue Howard of Mitchell and Mary Lou Thompson and husband, Earl Wayne of Oolitic; two brothers, John Andis and wife, Phyllis of Springville and Jesse Andis and wife, Ruth Ann of Paoli; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one daughter, Joyce Rose Sowders; three brothers, Ray, Curtis and Earl; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, and from 12 noon until the hour of service on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Roy at www.daycarter.com.

Alan Pershing

Aug. 24, 1959 — Oct. 11, 2012

Alan James Pershing, 53, of Bloomington, died at 8. a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born August 24, 1959 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles and Wanda (Hobson) Pershing. He was a printer at Baugh Enterprises and a peer counselor at Centerstone. He attended Fairview Methodist Church, was a member of the Central Indiana Bird Club and National Hobby Railroad Assoc. He enjoyed sculpting, jewelry making, model railroading, spending time with his birds and fishing.

Survivors include his father, Charles, of Bloomington; two sisters, Sheila Thompson and husband, Jim of Columbus; Gwendolyn Pershing of Bloomington; one brother, C. Thomas Pershing and wife, Dana of Wetumpka, AL; nieces and nephews, Jennie Thompson-Griffin and husband, Greg of Greensburg; Kevin Thompson and wife, Ronelle of Columbus; Michael Thompson and wife, Emily of Bismark, N..D; Sarah and Katherine Pershing of Wetumpka, AL; several aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; maternal grandparents, Leathel and May Hobson; paternal grandparents, William and Catherine Pershing.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Alan at www.daycarter.com.

October 12, 2012

Roberta Stotts

March 17, 1947 — Oct. 10, 2012

Roberta Kay “Bertie” Stotts, 65, of Bedford, died at 11:21 p.m. on Wednesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born March 17, 1947 in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Verlin and Exxie (Bolton) George.

She married Cecil E. Stotts on April 28, 1967 in Lawrence County; and he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2003.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School, and earned an Associates Degree in Cardiac Training.

She was a retired Unit Clerk Supervisor at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Bethel Country Church, and was a member of the board. She was a past board member of Charity Chapel.

Surviving are her son, Troy E. Stotts, and his wife, Denise, of Fayetteville; her mother, Exxie Daugherty of Bedford; half-sister, Darlene and half-brother, Verlin George, both of Ohio; and her special friends, Pat Herzner and Mary Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her father, husband, and daughter, Michelle Stotts on May 1, 1982.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Elaine Heady

Dec. 13, 1937 — Oct. 10, 2012

Margaret Elaine Heady, 74, of Bedford, died at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford.

Born Dec. 13, 1937 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Archibald and Virginia (Calvin) McCallum. She married Harold Morris Heady and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for over thirty years.

Survivors include her husband of Bedford; a niece, Debbie Hackett and husband, Frank of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Elaine at www.daycarter.com.

Alan Pershing

Aug. 24, 1959 — Oct. 11, 2012

Alan James Pershing, 53, of Bloomington, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Otis Ritter

Otis Ritter, 85, of Bedford, died today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 11, 2012

Jean Medley

Feb. 7, 1931 — Oct. 9, 2012

Jean Medley, 81, of Bedford, died at 5:37 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her residence.

Born Feb. 7, 1931 in Willisburg, Ky., she was the daughter of Arthur and Viola (Bird) Richardson.

She married Francis King on Jan. 3, 1953, who was the father of her children; he preceded her in death. She married Luke Medley on Jan. 26, 1991, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2002.

She worked for Sprint gas station in Bedford for 25 years.

She was a graduate of Orleans High School, with the Class of 1949.

She was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, her Bible study group and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Surviving are her son, Tim (Dietra) King; two daughters, Nina (John) McBride and Pam (Dale) McIntyre, all of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Patty (Mike) Richardson of Orleans, and Judy Medley of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren: Jarad King, Whitney Dyer, Ryan McBride, Bailey McBride and Jordyn McIntyre; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Donnie (Sharon) Richardson of Orleans; one sister, Ilah Kern of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Joan Richardson and Geneva Richardson, both of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers, Earl, Cletus and Ralph Richardson.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will be in Orleans Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 2-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice.

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

Juanita Quillen

Nov. 5, 1948 — Oct. 8, 2012

Juanita Quillen, 63, of Bedford, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Apostolic Faith Assembly. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Dwayne A. Stallard

April 20, 1960 — Oct. 10, 2012

Dwayne A. Stallard, 52, Springville, died Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3705 Austin Drive, Bedford. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

Roberta Stotts

Roberta Kay “Birdie” Stotts, 65, Bedford, died at 11:21 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Margaret Heady

Margaret E. Heady, 74, Bedford, died Wednesday at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 10, 2012

Mildred Briggs

May 18, 1914 — Oct.9, 2012

Brigadier Mildred Louise (Sharlow) Briggs, 98, of Bedford, died on Tuesday at 9:37 a.m. at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born on May 18, 1914, in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of Walter and Louise (Sullivan) Sharlow.

She was married to Cecil Calvin Briggs, who preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Englewood High School in Chicago; and completed a ten-year study at Chicago Conservatory of Music. She was commissioned from The Salvation Army College for Officers in 1932, and retired in 1973.

She was a member of The Salvation Army Church;

Order of the Eastern Star, Detroit, Michigan.

She was a Minister of Religion with The Salvation Army.

Surviving are her two sons, Raymond C. (Patricia A.) Briggs of Bedford, and John C. (Sandra) Briggs of Pinellas Park, Fla., one daughter, Louise (Mark) Anderson of Mound, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Walter C. Briggs.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Her final disposition will be in St. Petersburg, Fla., with services announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army of Lawrence County,

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

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

Jean Medley

Jean Medley, 81, Bedford, died on Tuesday at 5:37 p.m. at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

October 09, 2012

Porter Troxel

Aug. 4, 1930 — Oct. 8, 2012

Porter Troxel, 82, of Mitchell, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Oolitic, he was the son of William and Ella (Boruff) Troxel. He married Christena June Pridemore on Feb. 16, 1957.

Porter retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and was owner of the Copy Shop for 10 years.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Christena Troxel of Mitchell; daughters, Tammie (Eddie) Wray of Bedford and Robin Nuzum of Bloomington; and grandchildren, Billy, Jeremy and Bobby Jo.

His parents; brothers, Forest Troxel, Boyd Troxel, and Freeman Troxel; and sister, Ruth Tolliver, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

There will be no visitation.

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

Ronald E. Cooper

April 19, 1942 — Oct. 6, 2012

Ronald Emery “Ron” Cooper, 70, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Bedford, passed away Saturday morning.

Ron was born in Bedford, the son of Emery and Lurline (Terrell) Cooper. He graduated from Bedford High School with the Class of 1960 and attended Indiana University.

He served in the National Guard and spent his professional career as a welder, welding inspector on the pipeline and in welding supervision.

Ron leaves behind his wife Linda (Love) Cooper of Scottsdale, Ariz., brothers, David S. (Laurie) Cooper of Bedford and John W. (Laurie Elizabeth) Cooper; sisters, Cindy Cooper-Hammersley of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Sondra (Soni) Cooper-Stout of Raleigh, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Adina King-Cooper; and sister, Lila (Cooper) Stroud.

A memorial service will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Laura S. Cassidy

May 8, 1939 — Oct. 7, 2012

Laura Sue Cassidy, 73, Orleans, died Sunday. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Fayetteville Community Church Cemetery, Fayetteville. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Juanita Quillen

Juanita Quillen, 63, Bedford, died at 5:20 p.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 08, 2012

Lillian T. Flynn

Feb. 22, 1919 — Oct. 6, 2012

Lillian T. Flynn, 93, of Bedford, died at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Feb. 22, 1919 in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Peter Farrell and Theresa (Coppinger) Farrell. She married William E. Flynn in 1940; he preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1986.

She was a Bank Teller in Jersey City, N.J., retiring in 1975.

She was a member of the St. Jude League, the Altar Society and Birthday Club.

Surviving are her two sons, Edward W. Flynn (Ellen) of Chandler, Ariz. and Brian P. Flynn (Margaret M.) of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren, Maryanne Flynn (Harry Kline) of San Jose, Calif., Judith Flynn-Echeverria (Frederick) of Jersey City, N.J., Kathleen Bullock (Kevin) of Oolitic, Mara E. Flynn of Austin, Texas, Andrew Flynn (Erica) of Denver, Colo., David M. Flynn (Joy) of Austin, Texas, Andrew Lally (Leigh Peters-Lally) of Clifton Park, N.Y., and Erin Lally of Bloomington; six great-grandchildren, Olivia and Sarah Bullock; Lucille and Charles Flynn; Carlin Echeverria and Isabella Brine, one sister, Dorothy Salvatore of Deltona, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Peter Farrell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, N. Arlington, N.J.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, with a Rosary conducted by the Altar Society at 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

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

October 07, 2012

Judy Sherer-Lucas

Oct. 4, 1943 — Oct. 5, 2012

Judy Raye (Gardner) Sherer-Lucas, 69, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Judy was born October 4, 1943, in Bloomington, Indiana and was the daughter of Alexander and Virginia Madge (Carpenter) Gardner. She was the former house director for Delta Chi fraternity at Indiana University and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include two daughters, Angel Sherer and Tammy Reynolds, both of Bloomington; and two sons, Randy Sherer, of Lafayette, and John Sherer, of Springville. Also surviving are her sister, Sharon Miller of Solsberry; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Jim Gardner, Philip Gardner and Rodney Gardner.

Services for Judy will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4235 W. Third St., Bloomington. Bishop Jason Francis will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Greene County Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until service time on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

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

Debra Kay McDonald

Sept. 1, 1954 — Oct. 5, 2012

Debra Kay McDonald, 58, of Springville, passed away at her residence Friday night, October 5, 2012.

She was born September 1, 1954, in Bloomington to Edward and Trucilla Rayle Frye.

Debra was a 1972 graduate of Bloomington High School South and spent more than 34 years with the Indiana University Physical Plant in building maintenance as an executive assistant. Debra will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring wife to Lance, mother to Kristi, and grandmother to Jackson and Benjamin.

Debra leaves behind her husband, Lance McDonald of Springville; daughter, Kristi Graves and her husband Jared of Springville; mother, Trucilla Frye of Bloomington; sister, Di Bruner of Bloomington; grandsons, Jackson Brewer and Benjamin Graves; nephews, Stephen Ritter and William Fulcher; and nieces, Kimberly Shields and Keri Garrison. She was preceded in death by her dad, Edward Frye; and a son, Robert W. Shaw Jr.

Funeral services for Debra will be Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37. Reverend Michael Douglas will preside. Burial will be in the Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will also be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Skaidrite Melkis

Jan. 19, 1920 — Oct. 3, 2012

Skaidrite “Sky” Melkis, 92, of Norman, Indiana, previously of Broad Ripple, Indiana, left us to be with the Lord on October 3, 2012. She died peacefully with most of her family by her bedside after a four-year struggle to survive a major stroke which she suffered in 2008.

Skaidrite was born in Riga, Latvia, on January 19, 1920. She married Valdemars Melkis in 1940 and they had been happily married for 63 years when he died in 2003.

Skaidrite and her family came to the United States in 1950 as “displaced persons” following World War II. They resided in Indianapolis and were very active in the Latvian Community and Church. She was employed for many years at Rough Notes Printing Company, retiring from there in 1985. She remained involved with Rough Notes activities and friends until her stroke and subsequent move to live with her daughters in southern Indiana.

Skaidrite is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Dagnia and John Feaster of Norman, Indiana, and Karen and David Conner of Bloomington, Indiana. Also mourning her death are grandchildren Karen Guilford, Kief Conner, and Sofia (Conner) Dvorak and Sofia’s husband Brett Dvorak. Three great-grandchildren, David Brown, Sarah Guilford and Eldon Valdemars Conner are sadly missing their “Mimi.”

Skaidrite also departs from her many remaining friends and relatives, even as she is reunited with those who passed before her.

Special thanks go to her most recent caregivers, Sheila Blair, Kim Nickless, Tina Holly, Theresa Abel and the many others who were with her through these last years.

A memorial service to commemorate her death and celebrate her life is planned on October 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. All who knew her are welcome to attend the service at the Pleasant View Lutheran Church, 801 W. 73rd St., Indianapolis.

October 06, 2012

Doris Jean Root

Oct. 28, 1927 — Oct. 4, 2012

Doris Jean Root, 84, of Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Oct. 28, 1927, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Ernest R. and Fern (Fiscus) Landis.

She married Edwin Crane, who preceded her in death. She then married Melvin K. Root on Jan. 1, 1971, and he preceded her in death on March 25, 1996.

She retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital, where she had worked for 15 years.

She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church; former member of M.N.I. Home Demonstration Club, and County Extension Homemakers Chorus.

Surviving are her three children, Larry D. (Kathy) Crane of Bedford, Diane (Marvin) Guthrie of Shoals and Linda (Lee) Klinedinst of Grovertown; three stepsons, Larry D. Root of Nashville, Tenn.; James D. Root of Mitchell and John M. Root of Salem; two stepdaughters, Betty Deckard and Diane Johnson, both of Evansville; four grandchildren, one great-grandson; several step grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one brother, William Landis of Greenfield; three sisters, Ella Rose Bredeweg of Linton; Martha King of Indianapolis and Carol Sparks of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one brother, one sister, and one half sister, who died in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton and Pastor Dave Ferry officiating. Burial will be in the White River Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2–6 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.

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

Robert L. Blythe

April 15, 1921 — Oct. 4, 2012

Robert L. Blythe, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 15, 1921, in Bedford, he was the son of William Henry and Celestie S. (Presnell) Blythe. He married Mary Maxine Terrell on Oct. 14, 1942, and she survives.

He retired as a machine operator at General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.

He was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine of Bedford; a son, Dennis Lee Blythe and wife Susan of Oolitic; a daughter, Patricia Ann Clark and husband Richard of Columbus; four grandchildren, Gary Clark and wife Michele, Matthew Clark and wife Laura, Michelle Spear and husband Gary, Kortni Canada and husband Matthew; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary A. Davidson, Opal Carman and Belle Tomlinson; two brothers, George and Ervin Blythe; three half sisters, Inez Blythe, Della Ferguson and Ellen Dietz; and a granddaughter, Sondra K. Clark.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Gary Spear and Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

Kerry D. Meadows

Sept. 4, 1952 — Oct. 4, 2012

Kerry Dee Meadows, 60, of Bedford, died suddenly on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Sept. 4, 1952, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jerry and Carolyn Meadows and they survive. He married Barbara Sue “Susie” Lealos on Sept. 10, 1971, and she survives.

He was a journeyman lineman for Duke Energy and a member of I.B.E.W. No. 1393. He enjoyed making and playing guitars, woodworking, fishing and his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Susie of Bedford; two daughters, Jeni McMillan and husband Lance of Springville and Jama Branaman and husband Jeremy of Bedford; grandchildren, Kaileigh and Kyle McMillan, Morgan, Mylee and Maddix Branaman; two sisters, Amy Sanderson and husband, Mike of Bloomington, Lisa Dodson and husband, Mark of Martinsville; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, James Lealos.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Clarence Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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

October 05, 2012

Helen M. Siedl

Oct. 6, 1935 — Oct. 3, 2012

Helen Margaret Siedl, 76, 822 Brown Station Road, Bedford, passed away at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born Oct. 6, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Homer and Bessie (Stigall) Pace. She married Roger Siedl on May 2, 1953, and he survives.

She retired as a receptionist for Associate Finance in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, Roger, of Bedford; a son, Tony Siedl and wife Sheryl of Bedford; five grandchildren, Tabor Siedl and wife Barb, Tristen Siedl and wife Kathleen, Tara McKinney and husband B.J., and Pace and Kaitlin Siedl; a sister, Frona Taylor and husband Herman of Bedford; a brother, Jesse D. Pace and wife Naomi of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; and five great-grandchildren, Maureen, Duke, Savannah, Ashlyn and Riley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles and Leo “Shorty” Pace.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Deanna L. Buck

Aug. 17, 1950 — Oct. 3, 2012

Deanna Lynne Buck, 62, of Indianapolis and formerly of Bedford, peacefully left this world on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Deanna was born Aug. 17, 1950, in Shelbyville, to William and Betty Connors, who preceded her in death. She graduated Southport High School in 1968 and attended San Jose Barber College in San Jose, Calif.

Upon returning to Indiana, Deanna worked more than 20 years as a professional barber and owned barber businesses in Bedford. She was passionate about lifting others up in times of need and empowering the community, and volunteered her time and barber services to the local jail for many years. Deanna also volunteered counseling services to local women and their families.

Deanna loved her family and friends, reaching out to them and supporting them on a daily basis. An animal lover, she treated her dogs like family members and was passionate about their well-being. Deanna was a talented artist and painter, and was enthusiastic about history and lifelong learning.

She loved spending time with family and friends at Kenray Lake. Deanna’s friendships and connections with others were extremely important to her, and she shared incredible levels of love and respect with all who knew her. She always carried with her a smile and laughter that will never be forgotten.

Surviving Deanna are her husband, David Buck of Indianapolis; her daughter, Lillie Bleu Buck of Champaign, Ill.; her son, David Buck of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Bobbi (Kevin) Wayman of Indianapolis; a brother, Billy (Linda) Connors of Bedford; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Her sister, Becky Probasco, preceded her in death.

A celebration of Deanna’s life will be from 4-6 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Deanna’s family asks that donations be made in her memory to The Humane Society: The HSUS, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037; or to a local animal shelter.

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

Robert L. Blythe

April 15, 1921 — Oct. 4, 2012

Robert L. Blythe, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites by Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

Doris Root

Doris Root, 84, of Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

October 04, 2012

Herschel W. Bundy

Aug. 26, 1922 — Oct. 1, 2012

Herschel W. Bundy, 90, of Bedford, passed away at his home in Bedford at 6 p.m. on Monday, surrounded by his loving family.

Herschel was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 26, 1922, to Harry and Lena (Elkins) Bundy, he was a graduate of Fayetteville High School in 1943, Herschel was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, He married H. Maxine Corey on Jan. 31, 1948, in Oolitic, and she survives.

Herschel retired from Public Service (PSI) after 35 years of service, he was an active Cattleman, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association, and he was a member of the Dive Christian Church and the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, H. Maxine Bundy of Bedford; two daughters, Marsha Terrell and husband Jim of Bedford and Diane K. Inman and husband Bob of Bedford; six grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Terrell and wife Lindsey of Franklin, Dr. Kurt Terrell and wife Brandi of Franklin, Kelli Robbins and husband Jeremy of Bedford, Justin Inman and wife Jennifer of Bedford, Eric Inman and wife Trina of Attica, and Joni King and husband Chris of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Carter and Mia Terrell, Austin and Ali Terrell, Konley, Kline, and Kale Woodward, Savannah and Jenna Robbins, Tucker and Wesleigh Inman, Brayden and Blake Inman, and Mason, Maibree, and Macrae King; one sister, Guyula Kern of Carmel; and one brother, James Bundy of Bedford.

Herschel was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Bundy; four sisters, Helen Wagoner, Lyoma May, Margaret Blanda, and Gladys Thorne; one son, Mark S. Bundy, who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1970

Private funeral services were held at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, burial was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites were performed by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Johnny Johnson, minister, officiated

Donations may be made to Dive Christian Church, Children’s Christmas Fund.

Ilene Houpt

Jan. 26, 1922 — Sept. 30, 2012

Ilene W. Houpt, 90, of Bedford, died at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Peerless, she was the daughter of Carl V. and Fay (Anderson) Fry. She married Lloyd M. Houpt on Sept. 13, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1976.

She was a librarian at the Needmore Elementary School over 25 years retiring in 1989.

She was a very active member in the Avoca Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Merchen and husband Bob of Savannah, Ga. and Patty Byers and husband Dick of Portland, Ore.; one son, David Houpt of Mitchell; identical twin sister, Irene Ray of Bedford; and niece, Cheryl Moffett of Connersville; grandchildren, Dr. Todd Merchen and wife Dr. Lee Ann Merchen of Augusta, Ga., Bret Byers of Bozeman, Mont., Brad Byers of Loveland, Colo., and Ryan and Darren Houpt of Bloomington; and “adopted” granddaughter, Roz Turner of Bedford; and great-grandchildren, Peyton and Kain Houpt, and Patrick and Georgia Merchen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Alison Merchen; a brother, Joe Fry; and a sister, Louise Benbow.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Marjorie Lawler

Dec. 9, 1950 — Sept. 29, 2012

Marjorie “Jeanne” Lawler, 61, of Mitchell, passed away at 6:38 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1950, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Marvin C. and Mary C.E. (Guffey) Brown. She married Fred F. Lawler on Dec. 2, 1976.

Jeanne was a mom, a friend, a sister and a beloved wife. She enjoyed crocheting, reading books, playing bingo and making crafts. She loved to get others together to make baked goods and candy for the holidays. She truly loved her family and friends and especially her grandchildren who called her Nana.

She would reach out to help anyone whenever she could. There was no such thing as a stranger to Jeanne; she was always smiling, friendly and loyal to others. She was always trying to do something for someone else. Jeanne’s love had no boundaries and is what she will be remembered for, to know her was to love her and she never expected anything in return.

Surviving are her husband, Fred F. Lawler of Mitchell; siblings, Marvena (John) Bell of Lebanon, Marvin C. (Gaye) Brown Jr. of Zionsville, Marilyn Brown of Indianapolis and Thomas (Becky) Brown of Zionsville; son, Andrew Lawler of Mitchell; stepson, Virgil (JoLea) Lawler of Houma, La.; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Herbert S. “Herbie” Mikel.

A Celebration of Life service will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Bethel Country Church, 2 Hoosier Avenue Oolitic.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor at Bedford Federal Savings Bank, Bedford.

Deanna Buck

Deanna Buck, 62, formerly of Bedford, died at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South in Greenwood. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Margaret Siedl

Margaret Siedl, 76, Bedford, died at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert Blythe

Robert L. Blythe, 91, Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 03, 2012

Eva Mae Rio

Oct. 2, 1927 — Oct. 2, 2012

Eva Mae Rio, 85, of Oolitic, died at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of George and Nancy (Hall) Scofield. She married Tony Rio on Dec. 8, 1943, and he preceded her in death on June 7, 2009.

She was a homemaker, and an avid antique collector along with her husband, Tony, for many years, and loved the outdoors, especially flower gardening.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford; St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society; American Legion Auxiliary of Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford; and NARFE.

Surviving are her son, George D. (Susan) Rio of Oolitic; daughter, Joyce (Donald) Robertson of Mitchell; four grandchildren: Anthony (Joanna) Rio of Fort Hood, Texas, Aaron Rio of Tokyo, Japan, Erika Robertson of Bloomington, and Katrina Robertson of Mitchell; one great-grandson, Owen Anthony Rio; one sister, Dorothy Gates of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Floyd Scofield, Clifford Scofield and Alva Scofield; and one sister, Florence Matlock.

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

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be considered to the St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund.

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

Paul J. Terrell

Nov. 21, 1926 — Oct. 2, 2012

Paul J. Terrell, 85, of Bedford, died at 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa.

Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Bedford, he was the son of Walter Paul and Anna (Mason) Terrell. He married Alice Mason on Feb. 24, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 2009.

He was a sheet metal worker for Triangle & Leahy in Bedford and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.

He was a member of the First Church of God, Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No. 20 and a past board member of the Salvation Army.

Survivors include a daughter, Ronda Sargent and husband Dennis of Bedford; two sons, Alan Terrell and wife Linda of Rochester, and Danny Terrell and wife Beth of Guthrie; seven grandchildren, Joe Sargent, Jack Sargent, Julie Speer, Molly Clark, Grant Terrell, Ashlie Kimmel and Kristen Hutton; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Paul at www.daycarter.com.

Larry W. Reynolds

Dec. 6, 1947 — Oct. 1, 2012

Larry Wayne Reynolds, 64, Orleans, passed away at 4:41 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 6, 1947, in Charlestown, he was the son of Herbert Clinton and Margaret Jane (Trinkle) Reynolds.

He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Ann Taylor of Mitchell; grandchildren, Geneal and Whitney Taylor, and Aidan Kehar; brother, Ronnie Reynolds of Mocksville, N.C.; and sisters, Betty Monyhan of Fort Myers, Fla., Janet Little of Orleans, and Donna Cornelesse, Northport, Fla.

His parents preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Claysville Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating.

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

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

Ilene W. Houpt

Jan. 26, 1922 — Sept. 30, 2012

Ilene W. Houpt, 90, of Bedford, died at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

October 02, 2012

Thomas E. Jones

Aug.22, 1923 — Sept. 30, 2012

Thomas E. “Tom” Jones, age 89, of Bedford, passed away at 6 p.m. on Sunday at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Tom was born on Aug. 22, 1923, in Carlisle, to Guy and Fern Esther (Niewald) Jones. He married Mabel Worley on May 17, 1945, in New London, Conn., and she preceded him in death on May 4, 2003.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Babbitt.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was the Minister for 25 years.

He enjoyed fishing, cooking, camping, spending time with his family and friends, and taking the Tiger Ear Booth to festivals and talking with everyone.

He retired from GM Powertrain in Bedford. He previously owned a watch and clock repair shop in Bedford. He continued that business at home and made many friends. He also worked at Whitney Tool & Die.

Surviving family members include one sister, Eleanor Stuckey of Odon; his daughters, Jennifer Haase of Westland, Mich., Sherry Holt, Jolene Eckert, Janet Kay Miller and husband Robin, all of Bedford, and Tina Tyree and husband Greg of Mitchell; grandchildren, Barbara Haase Cosselmon, Teresa Haase Hernandez, Angela Haase, Deanna Haase Gilbert, Jessica Holt Olsen, Laura Holt Jenkins, Aimee Holt Weilenmenn, Andrea Collier Pruett, Melanie Collier Floerke, and Erica Collier; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Kenneth Jones, Robert Jones, and Charles Jones; sisters, Geneva and Ruby Jones; daughter, Susan Collier; son, Mark E. Jones, and great-grandson, Gage Pruett.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1010 22nd Street, Bedford. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion of Mitchell Post 250.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society of Bedford.

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

Walter ‘Ray’ Wagner

Feb. 15, 1920 — Sept. 30, 2012

Walter “Ray” Wagner, 92, of Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Silverville, he was the son of Walter and Iva Mae (Hackler) Wagner. He married Norma E. Quakenbush on June 21, 1940, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and the owner of the Shell Service Station on Lincoln Avenue for 40 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and a member of the Silverville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Norma, of Bedford; two sons, Michael Wagner and wife Patty of Bedford, Timothy Wagner and wife Lisa of Bloomington; a brother, Gilbert “Gib” Wagner of Ellettsville; four grandchildren, Luanna Smith and husband Steve, Anne Stauffacher and husband Brent, Nicholas Ackerman and Zachary Wagner; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wanda May Wagner and Helen Smith; a brother, Robert “Bob” Wagner; and a daughter, Lana Bourland.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Gracie A. L. Herod

Sept. 28, 2012 — Sept. 28, 2012

Gracie Ann Louise Herod passed away on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital at birth.

She is survived by her parents, Jason Herod and Andrea C. (Good) Herod of Mitchell; one sister, Kenly Pena of Mitchell; and grandparents, Mark Herod of Bedford, Rick Good of Bedford, and Kelly Good of Mitchell.

Her grandmother, Kimberly Herod preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Virginia Hembree

March 29, 1923 — Sept. 30, 2012

Virginia “Jenny” (Sanders) Hembree, 89, of Mitchell and formerly of Loogootee, died at 4:50 a.m. on Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home in Mitchell.

She was born March 29, 1923, in Martin County, to Henry and Nancy (Sanders) Truelove. On Sept. 30, 1939, she married Robert Vernon Hembree and he survives. On the date of her death, September 30, they would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

She attended Loogootee High School and was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church and the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell.

Virginia and her husband were turkey farmers and business owners working in the Feed and Grain business in Loogootee, Orleans and Mitchell. Virginia retired from the Mitchell School Corporation where she worked 24 years as a cook and dietician. She enjoyed taking care of her family and working in her garden. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving with her husband, Robert Vernon Hembree; are two sons, Larry G. Hembree of Orleans and Randall Hembree and wife Gina of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Larry D. Hembree and wife Stephanie of Loogootee, James Randall Hembree of Orleans, Landon Hembree, currently serving with the U.S. Naval Special Warfare in Guam, Lisa R. Ader and husband Brian of Loogootee, and Lyndsee Hawkins and husband Wes of Bloomington; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren, with two more to be born in the near future.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nancy (Sanders) Truelove; one son, James V. Hembree who was killed in Vietman on Sept. 6, 1967; one great-granddaughter, Lexi Hembree on Sept. 6, 2005; four brothers, Bill, Wilbur, Kenny and Charles Sanders; and five sisters, Ruth Crafton, Helen Taylor, Mary Rayhill, Barbara Asbell and Esther Snider.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.

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

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

Robert O. Lake

May 25, 1938 — Sept. 27, 2012

Robert Opal “Bob” Lake, 74, Fayetteville, died at midnight on Thursday at his residence. No services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Paul Terrell

Paul Terrell, 85, of Bedford, died at 4:10 a.m. today at Garden Villa.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 01, 2012

Barbara J. Brown

July 22, 1933 — Sept. 27, 2012

Barbara June Brown, 79, passed away at 5:47 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born July 22, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Bertram and Hazel (Winkler) Brim. Barbara retired from Stone City Products and was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1951.

She was a member of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene and past president and treasurer of the Order of Eagles Auxiliary.

Surviving: children, Bertram (Laverne) Brown of Kissimmee, Fla., Roger Brown of Live Oak, Fla., Bonita (Hank) Marshall of Nashville, Myrna Jean Brown of Mitchell, Robert Brown, Jr. of Mitchell, Teresa Jones of Texas and Larry Ellis (Stacey) Brown of Orleans; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings, Elaine Rose Walt of Mitchell, Margaret Ann (Jim) Free of New Albany and Lennie Ross (Kitty) Brim of Indianapolis.

Her parents; sisters, Virginia Lee Jones, Emma Sue Bess, and infant Betty JoAnn Brim; and grandson, Josh Brown, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Orleans Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Casketbearers: Randy Gaddis, Dennis Gaddis, Darren Walt, Max Free, Brett Free, Chip Bess, Steve Sallee, and Dagan Rayhill.

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

Edith M. Love

Edith May Love, 90, died Friday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial will be in the Palmyra Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ronnie J. Rodgers

Sept. 3, 1967 — Sept. 28, 2012

Ronnie Joe Rodgers, 45, Pekin, died Friday at St. Vincent Salem Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ilene Houpt

Ilene Houpt, 90, of Bedford, died at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ray Wagner

Ray Wagner, 92, of Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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