Obituaries — October 2019

October 31, 2019

Rex Morris

Feb. 19, 1926 — Oct. 30, 2019

Rex Earl Morris, 93,passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born February 19, 1926, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer and Ella (Pruett) Morris. He married Mary Lou Melvin December 15, 1944, and she preceded him in death August 11, 2009.

Rex was co-owner of Crawford-Morris Lumber Company and retired in 1994. He was a 70 year member of Liberty Baptist Church and a 1944 graduate of Mitchell High School. Rex enjoyed woodworking and took great pride in his lawn. He and Mary Lou were campers and traveled across the United States.

Surviving include his daughters, Judith Ann (Kenneth) Tanksley of Mitchell, and Janet Elaine (Jim) Cord of Tolono, Illinois; grandchildren, Bryan Scott Tanksley, Jessica Ann Howard, Jennifer Lynne Pace, and Allison Marie Artis; and great grandchildren, Justin, Gabriel, Ava, Jaslynne, Jerilynne, Mason, Dylan, and Olivia.

His parents; wife; and sister, Mary Davis, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Wade Judy and Pastor Brice Menaugh officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family 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.

Roy Arthur

Dec. 09, 1935 — Oct. 29, 2019

Roy Leon Arthur, 83, of Springville, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at IU Health Bedford.

Born December 9, 1935 in Popcorn, Indiana he was the son of Thelma (Walker) and Cleveland Arthur. He married Virginia Meadows on May 8, 1954 and she preceded him in death on January 12, 1994. Roy worked in maintenance at RCA where he retired in 1997. Roy was a member of AMVETS in Bloomington.

Surviving are his children, Robin (Nancy) Arthur, Roy Dennis Arthur, Tina (Chuck) Moore; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Craig, Becky (Jon) Self, Brandi (Brandon) Scott, Ginnie Moore, Maggie Morrow, Lydia Moore, Marisa Arthur; great-grandchildren, Colton Caraway, Haiven Caraway, Macee Caraway, Victoria Phillips, William Arthur, Maddy Babbs, Vylette Self, Marty Craig, Kaden Moore; siblings, Anne (Lester) Saunders, Margaret (Tom) Hess, Joe Arthur and Jewell Reuter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Jeanna Heckman; grandchildren Tiana Caraway and Kyle Davis; brother, Ray Arthur; sister, Maudie Owens; and a brother in infancy, James Arthur.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Frank Ira officiating. Burial will follow in Beyers-Rainbolt Cemetery in Popcorn. Visitation will be 4-8 P.M. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

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

Pearl Walton

May 10, 1930 — Oct. 29, 2019

Pearl M Walton, 89 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Paoli Health & Living.

She was born May 10, 1930 in Paoli, Indiana to Benjamin Franklin Walton and Anna Hunt Walton. She was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin Franklin Walton and Anna Hunt Walton; brothers Howard “Bud”, Teddy, and Eddie Walton; and sister Betty Harris. Pearl retired from Cornwell and Indiana Handle Company. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and working on crossword puzzles.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday November 1, 2019 at the Paoli Community Cemetery, Paoli IN. Denny Moon will be officiating. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Phyllis Bunch

Phyllis B. (Meadows) Bunch , 92 , of Bloomington, died Tuesday, Oct. 29. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home.

October 30, 2019

Holly Covey

Nov. 19, 1971 — Oct. 28, 2019

Holly Renee Covey, 47, of Bedford died in her home on Monday, October 28, 2019. She was born November 19, 1971 in Martinsville to Thomas Lee Holsapple and Linda L. Hupp Holsapple Lentz. She was the co-owner of RC Drywall and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Rick Covey of Bedford; two sons, Jon Babbs of Bedford and Justin (fiancé Ashley Nicole Fox) Babbs of Bloomington; a sister, Shelly (husband Lee) Hobbs of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Zoey, Eli, Branson, Jupiter and Theo; her step father, Thomas Lee Lentz of Mitchell; four step children, Levi Covey of Bedford, Chelse (husband Andrew) Soliday of Pensacola, Florida, Rachelle O’Malley of Avon and Ashley Covey of Bedford; her niece, Heather (husband Tony) Gilliland; a great niece, Chole; and two great nephews, Chase and Covey; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her father; and her mother.

Holly cherished spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed drag racing with Rick and her friends, playing Bingo and going to the casinos.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Pastors Charles and Carol Johnson officiating in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St, Bloomington, Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM in the funeral home.

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

Steven Long

April 15, 1957 — Oct. 28, 2019

Steven Michael Long, 62, of Springville passed away Monday October 28, 2019 at his residence.

Born April 15, 1957 in Bloomfield the son of Elmer M. and Cora Sue (Anderson) Long.  Steven had worked at Otis Elevator for 26 years, he was a member of the Bethel Christian Church and loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Surviving relatives include his wife Margaret Long of Springville, four sisters, Connie (Theo Brown) Padgett of Springville, Debbie (Keith May) Drake of Owensburg, Carla Sarris of Linton, Valerie (Danny) Mobley of Ellettsville, he has three step-children, Ashley (Greg) DeHart of Columbus, Brandon (Kristen) Hamilton of West Lafayette, Jared Hamilton of Oolitic, five grandchildren, Kalli, Addison, Nolan, Jackson, Ellie June, one Aunt, Sharron (John) Allen of Bedford and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, infant brother and several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call from 11 A.M. Friday until the hour of service at the Bethel Christian Church in Springville.  Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday at the Bethel Christian Church in Springville with Pastor Curtis Pruett and Dave Self officiating. Burial will follow at Dishman Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be made to the family to help with expenses.  Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Thomas Smith

April 25, 1944 — Oct. 04, 2019

Thomas M. Smith, 75, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

He was born April 25, 1944 in Paoli, Indiana, son of the late Marion and Willamina (Redman) Smith. Tom enjoyed fishing. He worked as a Claims Adjuster at Farm Bureau and was a Building Inspector for Dearborn County.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Becky Smith of Lawrenceburg, IN; 2 sons, Allan Smith of Union, KY, Steve (wife Heather) Smith of Union, KY; brother, Jim Smith of Carmel, IN; 3 grandchildren, Cameron Reid, Jameson Smith, Landon Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Willamina Smith.

Graveside services will be held at Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

October 29, 2019

Steven Reed

Aug. 18, 1967 — Oct. 27, 2019

Steven Eugene Reed 52, of Springville died Sunday, October 27, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 18, 1967 in Bedford, IN he was the son of Paul and Mary (Spaulding) Reed. He married Yvonne Owings on May 22, 1992 and she survives. He had worked for NSWC Crane and had been a welder for J.F. Menzia. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included drag racing, motocross racing and Dallas Cowboys football.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne of Springville, his mother Mary Beasley and husband, Kerry, of Bedford; four children: Rodney Smith and wife Andrea, of Heltonville, Amanda Curren and husband J.R., of Springville, Stephanie Saunders and husband Brandon, of Bloomington, Holly East and husband Stephen, of Bedford; eleven grandchildren: Joe Smith and wife Rachelle, Logan and Jase Smith, Kelsei and Drew Keith, Reise VanDeventer, Walker, Shayln, and Paislee Saunders, and Adalyn and Eloise East; one great grandchild, Waylen Smith; two sisters: Tracy Brown and husband Gary , and Amy Kennedy; one brother, Adam Reed and wife Amy; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Diana Reed, and one brother Jason Reed, and a niece, Alora Reed.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary service will be at 7:30 pm. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy Nentrup

Feb. 25, 1933 — Oct. 26, 2019

Dorothy C. McIntire Nentrup of Crowley, TX, age 86, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2019, at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South in Burleson, TX.

Dorothy was born on February 25, 1933, in Jennings County, Indiana, to Emerson McIntire and Margaret Kleber McIntire. Her mother died on March 3, 1933, of scarlet fever, which was related to complications from the childbirth. Her brother Leo and her were raised by her grandmother, Carrie Foist Kleber, on a farm in Indiana during the Great Depression and World War II. Her father passed away when she was 7, on January 31, 1940, due to a tragic logging accident.

On August 4, 1951, she married the love of her life, Walter Nentrup Jr. She raised four children, Dennis, Cindi, Tim and Kathy. His career as an engine repair superintendent in the Air Force took them around the world, including Japan, Okinawa and Thailand. Her husband passed away on May 1, 1979, due to complications of cancer. Dorothy then became a filing clerk at Houston General Insurance Company, where she retired in 1996. In the 1980s to 2000s, she helped raise her granddaughter, Sarah. Dorothy loved gardening, romantic novels, baseball games and Hallmark movies. Dorothy was an incredible woman, who is survived by son, Dennis Nentrup and wife, Joy; daughter, Cindi Kinman and husband, Richard; son, Timothy Wolfe and wife Cheri; daughter, Katherine Nentrup-Jager and husband, Scott; granddaughter, Sarah Thomas and husband Sean Williams; granddaughter, Laura Nentrup; grandson, Nicholas Nentrup; grandson Shelby Nentrup; and great-grandson, Cameron Nentrup. She was a wonderful woman, whom we all will miss.

An open viewing will be held from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 29, 2019 at Greenwood Funeral Homes and Cremation, 3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 am, November 1, 2019, at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N Chestnut St, Seymour, IN 47274 with Rev. Ralph Blomenberg of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Concluding Services and interment will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials to offset funeral expenses and flowers can be sent to the Burkholder Chapel.

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

Vernon Wilson

May 14, 1975 — Oct. 26, 2019

Mr. Vernon J. “Jamie” Wilson, age 44, of Campbellsburg, passed away October 26 at his home.

Mr. Wilson was born May 14, 1975 in Salem the son of Craig Wilson and Sheri Baker Alcocer. He was an employee of Craig Wilson Logging. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Christian Church and Army National Guard.

Jamie is survived by his children: Brannon Wilson, Grayson Wilson, and Ryleigh Wilson all of Campbellsburg, his father: Craig Wilson of Campbellsburg, his mother: Sheri Alcocer of Wheatfield, Indiana, a sister: Heather Harrison of Campbellsburg, and two nephews: Garrett and Gavin Harrison.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3-7PM Tuesday.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

October 28, 2019

David Fisher

April 28, 1941 — Oct. 25, 2019

David L. Fisher, age 78 of Norman passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Hoosier Christian Village. Born April 28, 1941 at home in Norman, Indiana he was the son of Luke L. and Ruby N. (Cummings) Fisher.

David had retired from Cummins Engine having worked there for 37 years. After retirement he drove a school bus and raised cattle. David was a member of Houston Christian Church, where he preached for 16 years. He also attended Liberty Christian Church where he preached for 12years.  David enjoyed coon hunting, bluegrass music, playing guitar and singing at church. He especially enjoyed spending his winters in Florida at Little Willies RV Resort with his wife Janet whom he married on October 22, 2005 in Orange County.

Survivors include his wife Janet of Norman; his children David D. Fisher (Misty) of Vincennes, Doug Fisher (Lori) of Brownstown and Danette Mensendiek (Max) of Columbus; his step children, Patricia Hilyard (Jack), Christine Craig of Solsbery and Mike Stillions (Candie) of Paoli; his sisters, Sue Callahan (Russel) and Joy Fish; his brothers, Dwight Fisher and Danny Fisher (Karen); his grandchildren, David M. Fisher, Meagan Fisher, Zachary Fisher, Nathan Reeves, Dustin Fisher, Dolan Fisher, Nicholas Mensendiek and Noah Mensendiek; 8 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Carolyn Followell whom he married June 17, 1961; his sisters, June Hoaks, Faye Brittan and Norma Lou miller; his brothers Donnie and Dean Fisher; his stepdaughter Debra Stillions and his granddaughter Hailey Reeves.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Houston Christian Church. Visitation will be on Tuesday October 29, 2019 from 3pm-7pm at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre and at the church on Wednesday from 10am until the time of service. Burial will follow at the Houston Cemetery. Memorial contribution can be given in memory of David to the Houston Christian Church or the Liberty Christian Church. Friends can sign the guestbook or share a favorite memory at www.woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com

Chloa Morrow

Nov. 10, 1930 — Oct. 25, 2019

Chloa Dell (Kidd) Morrow, 88, of Bedford died at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Salem Crossing.

Born November 10, 1930 in Delta, KY, she was the daughter of Walter Kidd and Lissie (Jones) Kidd. She married Eulas Morrow and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1993. She was a homemaker. Chloa was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one son, Michael Morrow of Kentucky; one daughter, Carolyn Morrow of Bedford; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; two  brothers, Chester Kidd of Somerset, KY and Edgar Kidd and his wife Lois of Guthrie; one sister, Lillie Suber of Pulaski, KY; daughter-in-law, Donna Morrow of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sons, Del, Darrell, and Eugene Morrow, and one daughter, Lucinda Kay Horne.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 1st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Neil Conover

June 21, 1941 — Oct. 25, 2019

Neil F. Conover, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Friday October 25, 2019 at 2:14 p.m. at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born in Clermont County, Ohio on June 21, 1941 to Lloyd and Marie (Osborne) Conover. Neil married Judith A. Harrier on May 11, 1969 in Shoals and she survives. He was an U.S. Anny veteran serving from 1960-1966, he retired from the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation Service in 1994 after 31 years of service. Shortly after his retirement, he went into business with his son and brother-in-law building magnificent log homes. He was also employed at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell. After log home building, he officially retired to leisure at home, while building furniture, birdhouses, shelves and putting together any project his family and friends desired. He loved nature, was an avid fanner, and “made lots of sawdust.” Neil was a gracious father and loving grandfather, brother and neighbor. He will be terribly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Neil is survived by his wife, Judith A. Conover, his four children, Ginger Conover, Todd (Sarah) Conover, Amber (Paul) Chapman and Carina (Steve) Lear, 8 loving siblings, nine grandchildren, Victoria, Ali, Morgan, Emma, Joseph, Owen, Cedar, Jadrien, and Zeke, two great grandchildren, Lincoln and Thatcher. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Martin Klingberg.

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

Steven Reed

Steven E. Reed, 52, of Springville, died Sunday, Oct. 27.  Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 27, 2019

Kent Robbins

Aug. 12, 1959 — Oct. 02, 2019

Kent William Robbins, 60, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, at his home in Bedford, Indiana.

Kent was born on August 12, 1959, in Salem, Indiana, and was the only child of Fred William and Betty Lou (Morris) Robbins. An Air Force brat, Kent lived in Germany, Texas, New York, Maine, and Colorado as a child. Following Fred’s retirement, the family settled in Paoli, Indiana, and Kent graduated from Paoli High School in 1977.

Kent spent 35 years working at Paoli, Inc. He began by sweeping the factory floors and, ultimately, climbed his way up the company ladder and served as a vice president for many years. Kent’s talent and eye for design were greatly respected throughout the office furniture industry.

Kent is survived by the light of his life and his best friend, his son, Alexander William Robbins, Alex’s wife Caitlin (Brim) Robbins, and granddaughter, Ainsley Elizabeth Robbins, whom he adored and affectionately called “Princess” or “Chucky,” depending on the face she was making.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Woodrow and Juna Robbins, Coy and Beatrice Morris, and step-grandfather Ernest Peavey.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to a fund for Ainsley.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Brick House at Otis Park, 607 Tunnelton Rd, Bedford, Indiana 47421. The family will be available beginning at 2:00 p.m. to greet or those who wish to offer condolences.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

William Timberlake

William David Timberlake passed away Oct. 17 of complications from a fall. He was a professor of psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biology.

An interdisciplinarian by nature, Bill brought ethological and evolutionary perspectives to the laboratory study of animal learning and behavior. He developed a behavior systems approach that put the organization of the animal at the center of investigation into learning and other behaviors, and resolved vexing scientific puzzles across numerous areas and disciplines. He also co-created (with Jim Allison) an approach to reinforcement that has influenced many areas of study, including- in the human realm — research into the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. A recent issue of the international journal Behavioral Processes celebrates, critiques, and extends the wide-ranging research legacy that Bill leaves behind. Go to: sciencedirect.com /journal/behavioral/special-issue/10GTX28DGHR. Former doctoral student Rob Bowers, who co-edited the special issue with Peter Killeen and Michael Domjan (research buddies from other universities) described Bill as “an innovator and a leader, with a creative and open mind, respected deeply by all who knew him.” Bill himself would have been bemused by this description, for he was clear that he could not have done his work without his students or colleagues, who significantly shaped his thinking. He had a similar appreciation for the animals who collaborated in their research.

Bill joined IU’s faculty after earning his PhD in psychology at the University of Michigan in 1969. According to family lore, he and another junior faculty member built a giant snow rat outside the psych building one winter, then gleefully identified themselves to an inquiring photographer using the names of two senior colleagues. Bill managed to survive that prank and spent his entire career at IU, training scientists from multiple disciplines in critical and integrative thinking, working to ensure the welfare of animals involved in campus research, developing courses and publications in research ethics, and earning awards for research and teaching along the way.

Bill was especially pleased to have co-founded, with distinguished biologist Ellen Ketterson, IU’s Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, which over the years became internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary training of graduate students interested in animal behavior. This institutional legacy cemented Bill’s dedication to removing disciplinary blinders and building bridges between fields.

Science was Bill’s life work and passion. But he was much more than a scientist’s scientist. He will be remembered by his children for introducing them to basketball, the joys of music, napping, figuring things out, goofing off, closely observing the world around them, and all things animal. He will be forever appreciated by his wife for his willingness to explore non-academic pursuits both with and without her company. Bill practiced Buddhism, trained and showed a beloved Saluki, crafted poems, wrote songs and silly ditties, and studied guitar, sacred harp singing, yoga, and drawing. He even trained for a time to become a Trager massage therapist.

Fellow students of Buddhism at Gaden Khachoe Shing Monastery fondly recall Bill’s playfulness, dry wit, and what one of his teachers called his “kind, true heart.” Soft-spoken, with slow, hesitant rhythms, he was a helper to the core, whether it was assisting university colleagues to acclimate to campus and to explore their ideas, mentoring students to cultivate their own research interests, carrying downed tree limbs to a burn pile on monastery grounds, or kneeling by a wheelchair to console a crying resident in the memory care facility he lived in for a time. Music was a singular joy for Bill. The son of a Baptist minister, he served as a church choir director while an undergraduate at Pomona College in California. As a junior faculty member at IU, he played lead guitar in an off-campus band called “Skin Deep.” Later, he sang in the Bloomington Chamber Singers, the Potluck Family Singers, Sam and the Saras, and the Bloomington Peace Choir, and he was still taking lessons in guitar just months before his passing. In 2017, while he was an appreciative member of the Better Day Club, an adult day program in Bloomington, students at IU created a short film that revealed his unending love affair with rock n roll. Go to: vimeo.com/253274971.

Though “Old Timer’s” dimmed Bill’s fine mind in later years and led to heart-breaking episodes of frustration, it failed to overshadow his underlying kindness. Indeed, quite the opposite. As his wife, Holly, liked to say, “as Bill’s mind faded, his heart just grew more luminous.” Bill will be dearly missed by his wife, Holly Stocking, daughter Anne Timberlake and family of St. Louis, Mo, and son William Ryder Timberlake of Bloomington. Two siblings, the children of the Rev. Dr. W.B. Timberlake and Louzelle Spradling Timberlake, survive him — sister, Patricia L. Timberlake of Portland, Ore., and Burman S. Timberlake of Los Angeles, Calif. He is also survived by a niece, Shane Fisher of Seattle.

The family is profoundly grateful for the support of our teachers and fellow students at Gaden Khachoe Shing Buddhist Monastery. We are also deeply grateful to our many friends and neighbors and for the support of Heart to Heart Hospice, loving caregivers, and the entire Dementia Friendly Community that is Bloomington (too many individuals to name, but you know who you are). We could not have survived Bill’s often swiftly changing health challenges without you!

A very informal celebration of Bill’s life (read “Sixties-California”) will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at a time and venue yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gaden Khachoe Shing Buddhist Monastery, 2150 E. Dolan Rd., Bloomington 47408, to The Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, c/o the IU Foundation, or to the Alzheimer’s Resource Service, c/o IU Health Foundation.

Messages of condolence may be expressed at IndianaGreenBurials.com.

Roberta Behme

July 27, 1933 — Oct. 25, 2019

Roberta “Bobby” (Haury) Behme, 86, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at The Good Samaritan Home.

Bobby was born in Evansville, Indiana on July 27, 1933 to the late Charles and Vina (Hathaway) Haury. She retired from Ameritech in 1991 after 33 years of service, and was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers and Retirees. Bobby was true to her Catholic faith throughout her lifetime and impacted many young couples through marriage encounters and cursillo. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds and made Christmas ornaments for her entire family. Bobby cherished the friendships she made through her clabber card clubs and traveling. Bobby was a giver in the purest of ways which was displayed throughout her lifetime. Above all else, she was a devoted and loving caregiver to her parents, her older siblings, and her many nieces and nephews. Bobby will be deeply missed by all of those who loved her.

Bobby is survived by her son, Larry Behme of Evansville, IN; many nieces and nephews; God-daughters, Kim Sickman and Lisa Fleck; and her special family, Courtney, Heather, and Tammy.

Bobby was preceded in death by loving husband, Jack Behme in 1991; her parents; sisters, Lib Rosenblatt, Marybelle Spear, Florence Froehle, and Frances Boutwell; and brother, Charles Haury, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with Father Ted Tempel officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the people of the Good Samaritan Home and Deaconess Hospice for their care of Bobby.  Family and friends may express condolences at browningfuneral.com

Paul Marrs

Jan. 03, 1949 — Oct. 25, 2019

Paul Franklin Marrs, age 70, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born on January 3, 1949 in Bloomington to Evert Leon and Betty Jean (Albertson) Marrs. Paul worked at Westinghouse and later ABB for several years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock and arrowhead hunting, mushroom hunting, taxidermy, and he loved Mustangs, especially his Mustang Cobra. Paul loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time outdoors with his cousin, Mike Mitchner.

Paul is survived by his wife, Christine (Craig) Marrs, children, Alice Marrs, Amy Naugle (Michael), Scott Price (Rhonda), Jennifer Flores (Mario), William Marrs (Kendra), Joshua Marrs (fiancé Brittanie), Stella Marrs (Timmy), and Kalena Marrs (Chris), seventeen grandchildren, one great-grandchild on the way, and siblings, Kathy Chandler (Scott), Betty Adams, and David Marrs (Donna).

Paul was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica “J.J.” Marrs, parents, grandpa, Everett Franklin, brothers-in-law, Kevin Skirvin and Don Adams, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Catherine and Pryor Craig, and sister-in-law, Stella.

Visitation for Paul will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 3900 S. Snoddy Road Bloomington, Indiana.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at the church with Pastor Richard Borden officiating. Burial will follow at Knightridge Cemetery in Bloomington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Calvary Baptist Church, or to Disabled American Veterans, 525 N. Pennsylvania St. Room 324 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Condolences may be made at thefuneralchapel.net

Paul Thrasher

Oct. 05, 1930 — Oct. 25, 2019

Paul Brooks Thrasher passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on October 25, 2019. He was the son of Brooks (Tony) and Marjorie (Fowler) Thrasher, he was born on October 5, 1930, in Harrodsburg, Indiana

He was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the Army from 1951 – 1954. After his military service, he returned to the Bloomington area and married Vivian Sutherlin on May 1st, 1955. Paul worked in the Bloomington area his entire life at various jobs, he eventually landed a position at the U.S. Postal Service where he retired after 32 years. He was a member of South Union Christian Church. Paul was the caretaker of Clover Hill Cemetery for 20 years and enjoyed wood working, spending time with his beloved family, and farming with his dad on the family farm.

Paul is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian; two sisters, JoAnn Sowders and Janice Fidler of Bloomington, Indiana.

He is also survived by his two sons, Scott (Wendy) Thrasher of Crystal Fall, Michigan and John (Diane) Thrasher of Bloomington, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Haley Thrasher of Bloomington, IN, Lacy (Tony) Santilli of Rhinelander, WI, Kody (Mina) Thrasher of Dusseldorf, Germany, Jamey (Chelsey) McCole of Crystal Falls, MI, Rikki (McCole) Rouse and Donald Wolak of Crystal Falls, MI, Jared Stanek of Iron Wood, MI, and Jordan (Sarah) Stanek of Crystal Falls, MI. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Kyler and Siiri Rouse, Ryan and Easton McCole, all of Crystal Falls, MI, and Kenedy and Quinn Santilli of Rhinelander, WI.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Thrasher, and two grandchildren, Ryan McCole and Joey Stanek.

Visitation for Paul will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, with services beginning at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Cain will officiate and Military Honors will be provided by the Monroe County Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank the staff of the IU Health Hospice House for the wonderful care given to Paul and his family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to IU Health Bloomington Hospice House or The Veteran’s Association. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Doris Fisher

May 29, 1924 — Oct. 17, 2019

Doris Craig Fisher, died at age 95 on October 17, 2019, in Bloomington, Indiana. Doris was born in Monroe County on May 29, 1924 to Justus Craig & Pearl Skirvin Craig South.

She is survived by her sister JoAnn Moore and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ardath Fisher, and her second husband Richard Hackler, four sisters (Elsie Craig Bruce, Maude Craig Dunbar, Justine Craig Harrell, Joy Craig Watson) and one brother, (Elmer Craig.)

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Edwin Caldwell

Edwin Lee Caldwell, 70, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington.

October 26, 2019

Lila Acton

Nov. 02, 1931 — Oct. 24, 2019

Mrs. Lila “Lee” Acton 87, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Springfield, Ohio to the late George Milliner and Emma Elizabeth Hillard Huffenburger. Lee met the love of her life in Cortland on Thanksgiving weekend when she traveled from nursing school to Beulah Acton’s family dinner. This is where she met Carl and a romance began. She married Carl Acton at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Waymansville on September 2, 1955 leading to 61 years of a beautiful marriage.

She graduated from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio, earning her registered nursing degree. Her career began at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, followed by an extensive career working at Schneck Medical Center in the Emergency Room where she once delivered a baby in the backseat of a police car and 5th floor Head Nurse. She also worked for Bartholomew County as the Public Health Nurse, for Doctors Exner and Dugan, Doctors Baxter and Bevers, Jackson Park Convalescent Center, Pantasote and Hoosier Christian Village. After retiring, Lee continued to care for several elderly people in her neighborhood at their homes.

Lee and Carl spent many years fishing, and even traveled many times to Canada with his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Dottie Acton for the “BIG CATCH!” She was well known for her angel food cakes, pies and cobblers, as well as her beautiful crocheting and needlework. Lee is a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Waymansville and a past member of the Seymour Lioness Club.

Mrs. Acton is survived by three daughters, Cathy (Tony) Schafstall, Brenda (George) James, and Edith (Norman) Otte; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Brandy) Schafstall, Cassie (Ben) Fox, Lacey (Josh) Lanam, Nicholas (Natasha Rollins) Walker, Cassandra Walker, Jacob Otte, Adam Otte, and Preston Otte; great grandchildren, Tyler and Brooke Schafstall, Eli, Cali and Emmi Fox, Luke, Oliver and Liza Lanam, Braeden, Carlee and Gracelyn Walker, Greyson Heideman, and Althea Grissom; sisters, Edith (Brooks) Briedenthal, Marcella White, Vikki (Dave) Bauer.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Milliner; mother and step-father, Emma and Atmore “Butchie” Huffenburger; husband, Carl Acton; sister, Anita Taylor; son-in-law, Richard Walker.

Funeral service will be at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Monday, October 28, at 10:30 AM with the Reverend Mike Seaney officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery Waymansville.

Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 am until time of service. Memorials may be written to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.  Online condolences may be left on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

Mark Anderson

Nov. 29, 1954 — Oct. 21, 2019

Mark E. Anderson, 64, of Bedford, passed away on October 21, 2019 at 4:40 a.m. at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on November 29, 1954 in Lawrence County to Charles Edward Anderson and Claris (Hedrick) Anderson. He married Marjorie Baker on December 24, 2010 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Anderson of Bedford, daughters, Abby Rene Anderson of Bedford, and Lindsay Taylor of Lafayette, son, Jason Anderson of Bedford, stepson, Tim Baker of Bloomington, brothers, Mike Anderson of Oolitic and Gary Hilderbrand of Fishers, sisters, Beth Ann Anderson of Bedford and Carol Loehr of Florida, grandchildren, Mazie Ritchison of Bedford and Logan Bundy of Lafayette He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Tommy.

Mark enjoyed wood working, blue grass music and playing the fiddle, he was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 2, 2019 at Bedford Baptist Temple in Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rickey Connerley

April 23, 1948 — Oct. 24, 2019

Rickey Dee Connerley, 71, of Bonham, Texas passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Delta Funeral Home Chapel with David Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbears will be J.D. Connerley, Delbert Offutt, Curt Parsley, Korey Hodges, Troy Roberts and Andy Eudy.

Rickey was born April 23, 1948 in Bedford, Indiana to Emil Dee and Betty Mae “Kinder” Connerley. They have preceded him in death as well as his wife, Suzanne Connerley and a grandson, Cameron Mitchell Roberts. Rickey was an Electrical Engineer and a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his children: Amber Offutt and husband, Delbert; Claudia Roberts and husband, Troy and J.D. Connerley; 9 grandchildren: Crystal Hodges and husband, Korey, Virginia Offutt, Cheyenne Offutt, Haley Roberts, Maddie Roberts, Abby Roberts, Cadence Connerley, Avery Connerley and Paige Connerley; 1 great grandchild: Evelyn Hodges; sister; Penny Wicks and husband, Mike; nieces: Beth Parsley and husband, Curt; DeeAnna Smith and husband, Mark and Teresa Dollins; 1 great nephew: Jake Parsley.

Online condolences may be made at www.deltafuneralhome.com

Mary Baker

Mary A (Freeman) Baker, 78, of Bedford, died Friday, Oct. 25. 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m Sunday October 27, 2019. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

October 25, 2019

James Portukalian

Sept. 29, 1958 — Oct. 22, 2019

James Edward Portukalian passed away October 22, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital at the age of 61.

He was born September 29,1958 in Carthage, MO to parents, Allen Eugene & Rosetta (Hobgood) Portukalian. He married Wendy (Burns) Portukalian on June 6, 1981. James was a self-employed contractor and member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Corydon.

Surviving are his Wife, Wendy Portukalian of Orleans; Daughters, Joanna Miller of Medford Oregon, Janel Trussell of Corydon, Julia Simon of Corydon, and Joylynn Portukalian of Orleans; Sons, Jacob Portukalian of San Francisco, CA, Josiah Portukalian of West Hollywood, CA, Jared Portukalian of Charlestown, IN, Jonathan Portukalian, James Howard Portukalian, and Justin Portukalian all of Orleans; Sisters, Janice Portukalian of Redding, CA, Deborah Portukalian of Vancouver, WA, Glenda Lewis of Parma, ID, and Joleen Soma of Ridgefield, WA; Brother, Mark Portukalian of Bellingham, WA, and eight Grandchildren.

James is preceded in death by: son, Joseph Portukalian, and granddaughter Zoe Trussell.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Thursday October 24 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 3pm Friday October 25 at the funeral home. Pastor James Shaw and Pastor Sam Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Nathan Schultz

March 08, 1984 — Oct. 22, 2019

Mr. Nathan Schultz age 35 of Salem, passed away October 22.

Mr. Schultz was born March 8, 1984 in Salem, Indiana the son of David and Vickie Smith Schultz.

He is survived by his wife: Mercedes Wilcoxson Schultz, two sons: Brayden Schultz and Jayden Schultz both of Salem, a step-son: Ezra Harrison of Salem, a daughter: Alexis Schultz of Salem, two step-daughters: Gracynn Harrison and Matalei Roll both of Salem, a brother: Justin Schultz of Salem, two sisters: Kimberly McCoskey of Henryville, and Jackie Crandall of Salem, grandmother: Dessie Smith of Salem, uncles and aunts: Kenny and Barbara Cupp, Donnie and Marla Smith, Robert and Sue Smith, Rodney and Sherry Radcliff all of Salem, and Sharon Wingler of Campbellsburg, and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 12PM- until time of service at the funeral home.

Mary McCoy

June 15, 1924 — Oct. 22, 2019

Mary Margaret McCoy of Paoli, passed away October 22, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab of Bedford at the age of 95.

She was born June 15, 1924 in Paoli to parents, Charles Dwight & Suda (Thomas) Weeks. She married Roe E. McCoy October 28, 1945. Mary Margaret was a homemaker and member of Paoli United Methodist Church and Tri Kappa.

Survivors include: Son; Mark McCoy and wife, Teresa of Mitchell, Daughter-n-Law; Dianne McCoy, Grandchildren; Victoria, Alexandra and Abigail McCoy, Nieces; Karen Sutton, Connie Webb and Shirley Pittman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Donald McCoy, and a sister, Hilda Edwards.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Tuesday, October 29 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Wednesday, October 30 at the funeral home. Pastor LaMont Bonath will officiate . Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Carl Fox

July 22, 1946 — Oct. 24, 2019

Carl A. Fox, age 73, of Orleans, Indiana, formerly of French Lick, entered into eternal rest on October 24th, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on July 22nd, 1946 to Davie A. Fox and Locia E. (Proffitt) Fox. Carl married Billie J. Allen on January 1st, 1966 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; (1) Son,  David W. Fox,  (1) Grandson;  Daniel B. Allbright,  (4) Brothers; Hobart, Hughie, Eugene and Edward Fox; (6) Sisters; Ruby, Viola, Geraldine, Bernice, and Nina.

Carl was a member of Youngs Creek Church of Christ and retired from U.S. Gypsum after 33 years where he was lead man in the board plant. He had attended Springs Valley High School and served in the United States Army.

Carl loved fishing, gardening, telling jokes and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his Wife, Billie Fox of Orleans, Indiana, (2) Daughters, Carla Miller (Rodney) of Washington, Indiana, Debra L. Prewitt of Paoli, Indiana, (1) Sister, Christine Nelson of West Baden Springs, Indiana, (6) Grandchildren, Ryan Miller (Jamie), Elisha Dewig, Tricia Russell (Curtis), David Allbright (Jacob), Kaitlynn Prewitt, and Tylar Prewitt, (4) Great-grandchildren, Emma, Brody, Henry and Clara.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor David Galloway on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana with burial to follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana. Friends may call from 12:00 (noon) until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mount Lebanon Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Ferguson, 9711 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

October 24, 2019

Charles Seitz

July 14, 1933 — Oct. 21, 2019

Charles Edward Seitz, 86, of Orleans, formally of Elizabethtown, PA, passed away at 7:20 AM on October 21, 2019 at his home.

He was born July 14, 1933 in Elizabethtown, PA, the son of James Earl and Anna (Schmidt) Seitz. He married Linda Ann (Robinson) Seitz on September 11, 1997 and she survives. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mitchell and a member of the Orleans American Legion Post 69. He was a veteran of Korean War and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for many years at Alcoa in Lancaster, PA as a production planner.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; one son, Charles Edward Seitz Jr. of Alexandria, VA; three daughters, Stephanie Lynn Seitz of Redlands, CA, Melissa Ann Seitz-Medford of Drexel Hill, PA and Loretta Polaski of Orleans; three grandchildren, Alex, Seth and Megan and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

The funeral will be on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00 PM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church.

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

James Hampton

Oct. 04, 1943 — Oct. 17, 2019

Mr. James Richard “Rick” Hampton, age 76, of Hernando, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 17 in Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Hampton was born October 4, 1943 in Pekin, Indiana the son of James W. Hampton and Lenna Ruth Nicholson Hampton. He was retired from Kimball International as Vice President of Raw Material Operations. He was a member of Fordsville Baptist Church in Fordsville, Kentucky, Fordsville Lions Club and Hernando Oaks Country Club in Brooksville, Florida. He was a US Navy veteran.

Rick is survived by his wife: Gloria Casey Hampton. They were married March 20, 1979. He is also survived by a daughter: Kimberly Ison (Ricky) of Henryville, Indiana, three brothers: Arthur Hampton of Campbellsburg, Dave Hampton (Cathy) of Pekin and Bruce Hampton (Mary) of Jeffersonville, two sisters: Phyllis Markland (Sam) of Pekin and Carolyn Short (Myron) of Salem, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a step-son: Carey Livers, a sister-in-law: Jeanie Hampton and his mother: Ruth Hampton.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home with military rites to follow. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-time of service. Burial will be at a later date in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Lois Babcock

June 21, 1932 — Oct. 22, 2019

Lois Babcock of Paoli passed away October 22, 2019 at Paoli Health and Living Community at the age of 87.

She was born June 21, 1932 in Mitchell, IN to parents, James Blaine Whalin Sr. & Nannie Lorene (Holland) Whalin. She married Herbert L. Babcock on December 7, 1975. Lois was a retired secretary for Carpet Warehouse formerly of Paoli. She was a member of the Valeene Christian Church and an inactive member of the Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Psi.

She is survived by: Daughters, Jannalyn Jones and husband, Larry of Paoli, Melinda “Mindy” J. Simler and husband, Steve of Central: Sisters, Jessie Whalin of Orleans, Carolyn Blumenauer of Zebulon, NC, and Patricia Bair of Nampa, ID: Brothers, J.B. Whalin Jr., Robert Whalin, and Bill Whalin all of Orleans: Grandchildren, Autumn McDonald and husband David, Morgan Jones and wife Abby, Michael Simler, Andrew Simler and wife Ashton: Great-Grandchildren, Charleigh, Camryn, Chayse and Cruze McDonald, Atlee, Adaline and Baby Jones on the way, and Colt Simler. Lois is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Wayne Whalin.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, October 24 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 1pm Friday, October 25 at the funeral home. Bro Harvey McAdams will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

October 23, 2019

Steven Arthur

July 19, 1947 — Oct. 14, 2019

Steven Ray Arthur passed away peacefully in his home on the evening of October 14, 2019 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Steve was born on July 19, 1947 in Bedford, Indiana to Raymond Gerald and Mildred Ida (Dorry Thelma) Arthur. He married Linda Allen of Bloomington, Indiana on December 14, 1973 and in their 45 years of marriage, raised two children, Sarah and Sam.

Steve began working with his father as a pipefitter at an early age. In December of 1972 Steve joined the Bedford Police Department. He advanced through the ranks, retiring as a major after 25 years with the force. Some of the most fulfilling roles he performed during his time as an officer included teaching at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, establishing a firearms training range and working in crime prevention. After retiring from the Bedford Police Department, Steve began working for Indiana University in the Toxicology Department. Following that he moved to Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness. He retired from Indiana University in 2013. During his retirement he enjoyed working seasonally at Lake Monroe.

Steve had many hobbies and interests outside of his work. As an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, he and Linda took numerous motorcycle vacations, traveling coast to coast on two wheels. As a jack of all trades, he planned and accomplished many home improvement and remodeling projects. Leatherworking was a favorite pastime and he even developed his own workshop, which he named the “Shamrock and Thistle”. Steve was also a gifted marksman and gunsmith and throughout his life he enjoyed tinkering with motors.

Steve never met a stranger and was always quick with a joke even if his sense of humor took him down a path different than many of the rest of us. He was a generous man, never withholding advice or knowledge, and would never hesitate to help anyone in need. He was a loving husband, a caring father, a loyal friend, and an outstanding individual. He is loved and will be missed.

Steven is survived by his wife Linda, his children Sarah (Mark) Thibideau, Sam (Kate) Arthur, his grandchildren Lucas and Ella Arthur, and his sister Sharon Kirkman. Also included are his nephews Brad and John Kirkman and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Jeff Kirkman.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, October 26th at the Bedford Fraternal Order of Police Lodge (Murray Forest Park) in Bedford, Indiana between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 PM. At 2:30 friends and family will be given the opportunity to share memories and stories of Steve and we will bestow upon him his proper send off with a piper. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Eugene Dillman

April 21, 1926 — Oct. 22, 2019

Eugene Dillman, 93, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 21, 1926, in Martin County, he was the son of Steele and Annie Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dillman. He married Mary Alice Byers September 14, 1947, and she preceded him in death May 21, 2018.

Eugene was a rural mail carrier and retired from the U. S. Postal Service with 34 years of service. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1944 and was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford. Eugene enjoyed tending a big garden, wood working, and fishing. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy (Jay) Cook of Columbus; son, Ryan Drew (Alberta “Peaches”) Dillman of Bedford; grandchildren, Jesse Goodpaster, Jacob Cook, Shelby A. Foury, Sammy Dillman, and Ian Dillman; and six great grandchildren. His parents, wife, and sister, Geneva Burris, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Ralph Burris and Brother Rick Leach officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

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

Gregory Spires

July 18, 1947 — Oct. 19, 2019

Gregory Shane Spires,72, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in his home.

Gregory was born on July 18, 1947 in Bedford, IN to the late Gene and Helen (Barnett) Spires. He attended Smithville High School and graduated in 1965 and served in the Indiana National Guard for many years. Gregory worked as an equipment operator for the local 841 union and for Snedigars Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He was active in his community and was a member of the Eagles1085 and the Moose Lodge here in Bloomington. He enjoyed watching Nascar and went to many races in his day! He loved watching football almost as much as he loved going to his grandkids sporting events and spending time with his friends and family. Gregory was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend. He will be deeply missed.

Gregory is survived by his children, Michelle Morse (Scott), Chris Spires (Dee), Misty Abel (Ben), and Tony Evans (Carrie); brothers, Michael Spires, Steve Spires (Cora), Tracy Spires (Mary); grandkids, Dustin Mason (Natalie), Jarred Mason (Courtney), Landon Mason (Abby), Cole (Hannah) and Carson Morse, Brad Arthur (Ashly), Chris Arthur (Christie), Darian Brummett (Chris), Tiara, Seth, and Jayden Evans, Kirstie and Jack Glover, Carly King (Bryce), Kayla Merchant (Tony), Baylee and Blaise Sylvester; great-grandkids. Harper, Clara, Jaylen, Kaden, Jazz, Peyton, Braylen, Brook, Kayden, Kyler, Forrest, Peyton, Levicy, Maddison, and Lydia; several nieces and nephews. Gregory is preceded in death by his wife, Sue Spires; his parents; and nephew, Dason Spires.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 24 at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory. The Eagles 1085 Aerie will be presenting the Eagles ritual for their fraternal brother at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 24 to conclude visitation. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 25 @ 11:00 A.M. at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Eagles 1085 Lodge, 3100 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401.

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

Joseph Weikert

June 13, 1931 — Oct. 20, 2019

Joseph “Joe” Robert Weikert, age 88, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

He was born in Dubois, Indiana on June 13th, 1931 to John W. and Elizabeth (Nolan) Weikert, the oldest of 8 children. Joe married Katy Mitchell on April 10th, 2011 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st Wife, Patricia Newland, (2) Brothers, James and George Weikert and (1) Sister, Annabelle Beck.

Joe was a graduate of Dubois High School Class of 1949, a member of the Red Quarry Christian Church and attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church in Mitchell, Indiana with his wife Katy. He supported Katy in all her many endeavors and was well known for his strong work ethic. He loved the outdoors, working in his flower beds, maintaining the farm or clearing snow in the winter. Joe rarely sat down to take a break. He enjoyed photography, had a vast knowledge of nature, and had a servant’s heart but most of all, loved his family dearly.

He was an Electronic Technician at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division for over 30 years and served his country proudly during the Vietnam and Korean Wars in the United States Navy.

Joe is survived by: Wife Katy Weikert West Baden Springs, Indiana, (1) Daughter Deanne Burden (Gary) Evansville, Indiana, (2) Brothers Harold Weikert (Geri) Dubois, Indiana, David “Buster” Weikert (Dolly) Crystal, Indiana, (2) Sisters Martha Emge (Larry) Martinsville, Indiana, Mary Cobb Mansfield, Texas, (3) Grandchildren Jennifer Dunlap (Aaron) Evansville, Indiana, Phillip Burden (Rae Ann) Santa Claus, Indiana, Jonathan Burden (Elizabeth) Evansville, Indiana, and (7) Great-Grandchildren.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Bro. Joe Crow and Rev. Darrel Land at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in the Crystal Community Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Crystal Community Cemetery, C/O Melvin Jones, 9097 N 900 E, Dubois, Indiana 47527.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Derek Stancombe

Nov. 29, 1985 — Oct. 18, 2019

Derek Lee Stancombe, age 33 of Bedford, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Born November 29, 1985 in Bedford, he was the son of Stephen & Nancy Stancombe in Bedford, Indiana and went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Derek rededicated his life a year ago. Derek was a very kind & caring son that dearly loved his family and will forever be missed. He was loved dearly by all his family.

Survivors include his parents, his brothers Darren Stancombe and wife Michelle and Daniel Stancombe. His nephews Paul, William (Eli) and Ethan Stancombe. Sheldon Yoder, Landon Yoder and Jayden Arnold. One Niece Sarah Yoder. His Grandparents, Karl and Joyce Teter of Bedford. His Aunts and Uncles, Paul & Nancy Dorsett, Cheryl & Greg Hammond, Dennis & Tonya Jones, Adrian Dorsett, Laura & Mike Ragone, Greg & Julie Stancombe, Donnette Stancombe. His cousins, Tyler and Jared Stancombe, Jessi Stancombe, Travis Ragone, Jennifer McCloud, Eric and Evan Hammond, Emily Spoonmoore, Adrian Dorsett, Jr. Allison Dorsett, Ashley Mills, Jessica Allen, Justin Dorsett, Abby Jones, Zack Jones, Amy Jones, Alisha Maze. Derek was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Buddy Lee Stancombe and Oleta McCart, Paul E. Dorsett, uncle Clifton Stancombe

Funeral services will be on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Bedford Free Methodist Church, 630 R Street in Bedford, Pastor Mike Courtney, officiating, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from Noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the church, Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Early

Oct. 16, 1935 — Oct. 19, 2019

Eugene Early, age 84, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at his residence.

He was born October 16, 1935 in Charlestown, Indiana, the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Blake) Early. He married Marlene Burton on November 7, 1959 and she preceded him in death on February 23, 1996. He then married Barbara J. Butterfield and she preceded him in death.

Eugene was a truck driver and an avid a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Eugene and his wife, Marlene, were very active charter members of the Calvary Apostolic Church. He was a very loving, caring, and giving man. Eugene and Marlene took family members under their wings for guidance and support.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Marlene; wife, Barbara; four sons, Eugene Early, Jr., Michael Burton, Timothy Bland, and Randall Bland; three sisters; two brothers; and three grandsons, Michael Lemeron, Matthew Lemeron, and David Murphy.

Survivors include three daughters, Pearl ‘Jeanie’ Lemeron and husband, J.D., of Flat Rock, Illinois; Lou Ann Reeves of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and Sandy Hack of Kentucky; one son, Greg Bland and wife, Vicki, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; one brother, Jesse Early of Texas; one sister, Joyce Ann Moreland of Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM CST at the Calvary Apostolic Church in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM CST at the church. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM CST at the Connelly Switch Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com

October 22, 2019

John Plummer

Dec. 18, 1942 — Oct. 20, 2019

John Maurice Plummer, Jr., 76, of Bloomington, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his residence.

Born December 18, 1942 in Bedford, he was the son of John Maurice and Majorie (Martindale) Plummer. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1960. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in 1964 and his Juris Doctor degree from the I.U. School of Law in 1968. He began his career practicing law in 1968 and was also appointed County Attorney for Lawrence County early in his career. He was elected as the Prosecuting Attorney for Lawrence County in the early 1970’s. In 1976 he was appointed as Lawrence Circuit Court Judge by Gov. Otis Bowen. In 1982 he returned to private practice and from 1984 thru 1988 he was a partner in the Plummer & Herthel Law Firm. In 1996, his son, John Plummer, III joined him as a partner. He was licensed to practice law in all courts in the state of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He served the community of Lawrence County for 51 years practicing law and as a Judge. He continued working until the day of his passing. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, the Bedford Elks Lodge and was a life-long fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. John was a longtime contributor of the Bedford Boys Club, serving on the Board of Directors, where he was a past president, and volunteer baseball coach.

Survivors include three children, Judge John M Plummer, III and wife, Lindsay, of Bedford, Jennifer L. Bailey and husband, Craig, and Justin E. Plummer, all of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Plummer, John “Jack” Plummer, IV, Dayson Sorrells, Nolan Bailey, Brooke Bailey, and Alexander Plummer; his siblings, Carol A. Oberschmidt and husband, Thomas, of Berlin, Germany and William G. Plummer and wife, Katherine, of Herndon, VA; six nieces and nephews; four great nieces and nephews; and John’s longtime Legal Assistant, Denise Henderson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, October 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Judi Early officiating. Burial will follow in the Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Barbara Richardson

April 09, 1924 — Oct. 18, 2019

Barbara J Richardson, 95, of Bedford, Indiana, formerly of Smithville passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born on April 9, 1924 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of Ross Monroe and Mary Elizabeth (Kleindorfer) Skirvin.

Barbara attended Bloomington High School. She married James Robert Richardson on May 18, 1940 in Monroe County, Indiana. Barbara was a homemaker and also worked at RCA for many years before retiring in 1986.

She was a member of Sanders Pentecostal Church and also East Oolitic Community Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting making purses and baby blankets for her children and grandchildren, she also loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Barbara is survived by her daughter’s, Glenna J. Ellett of Ellettsville; Brenda S. (Millard) Jones of Bedford; Janet K. (James) Moore of Martinsville; eleven grandchildren, Kent (Amy) Ellett; Kelly (Craig) Davis; Jeffery (Trina) Jones; James Trent (Carrie) Jones; Nathan (Tracey) Jones; Ryan (Kristi) Moore; Courtney ( Brian) Harrison; Casey (Jamie) Southern; Kevin (Sally) Moore; Lisa (Chris) Steiner; Shelly (Neil) Bedwell; thirty great grandchildren; three great greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James Richardson two brothers, Robert and John Skirvin; three sisters, Katherine Rutkawski; Jacqueline “Jackie” Hawkins France, Elizabeth “Betty” Richardson; and a great grandson Caiden Bristoe, and a Son-in-law Ed E. Ellett.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Allen Funeral Home & Crematory 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 Bloomington. With Minister Kent Ellett and Pastor Joe Nelson Officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Ebal Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to service time on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the funeral home.

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

Mark Roberts

Feb. 28, 1964 — Oct. 17, 2019

Mark Samuel Roberts, 55, of Owensburg, died Thursday, October 17, 2019 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 28, 1964 in Bedford, he was the son of Elmer A. and Barbara J. (Carter) Roberts. Mark was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed watching NASCAR and I.U. basketball. He graduated from Eastern Greene High School. He worked for many years at R and B Construction Co. of Franklin, IN. Mark was known by many customers in the community that visited Roberts Station in Owensburg which he managed for many years. Mark enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his two sons, one sister, one brother and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two sons, Gary and Victor Roberts, of Bedford; a brother, Kyle Roberts and companion, Trudy Hammond, of Bedford; a sister, Deanna Gaye Jacob, of Bloomfield. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 24th at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery in Greene County with Jay Collins officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Manuel Curtis Jr.

July 09, 1945 — Oct. 19, 2019

Manuel L. Curtis, Jr., 74, of Bedford, died at 7:15 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 9, 1945 in Evansville, he was the son of Manuel L. Curtis, Sr. and Mary (Moye) Curtis. He had been a truck driver for several companies including J.B. Hunt and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include a son, Mackey R. Curtis and wife, Paula, of Maryland; two daughters, Michelle Harper of Bloomington and Mary Graves and Andrew Fields, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Shelby Graves, of Indianapolis, Rachel Harper and Katie Fields; two brothers, Jerry Curtis and wife, Patsy, of Illinois and Doug Curtis and wife, Dana, of Evansville; a sister, Kathryn Ann Curtis and Donna, of Evansville; the mother of his children, Becky Curtis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom Curtis.

No visitation or service is planned. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

John Key

John Key, 77, of Bedford, died Monday, Oct. 14. No services. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation.

October 21, 2019

Jack Middleton

Nov. 17, 1927 — Oct. 19, 2019

Jack J. Middleton, 91, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1927, in Noblesville, he was the son of John Eddie and Edna (Cornwell) Middleton. He married Trilbia Flora in 1950. Jack retired from General Motors and enjoyed watching NASCAR, IU Basketball and being outdoors. He graduated from Paoli High School in 1947 and was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Jack was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Trilbia Middleton of Mitchell; son, Jack L. (Denise) Middleton of Mitchell; granddaughter, Kelsey Middleton of Ellettsville; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and siblings, Edna Skorupski, Doris Webb, Harley Middleton, Lloyd Middleton, and Jim Middleton preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Lee Hupp 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 noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Moore

April 28, 1929 — Oct. 16, 2019

Barbara R. (Bailey) Moore, age 90, of Bedford, passed away on Oct. 16, 2019, at 6:10 p.m. at IU Health in Bedford, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Lawrence County on April 28, 1929, to William and Geneva (Davis) Bailey. Barbara married Ervin L. Moore on Feb. 5, 1954 and he survives. Barbara was a homemaker and formerly worked as Ruel Steele’s secretary. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Ervin Moore of Bedford; one son, Scott (Becky) Moore of Bedford; one granddaughter, Lori Ann Moore of Bedford; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Douglas Moore; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Betty Sipes and Charlotte Ritchie.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Bro. Reno Bates, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donna Boyles

March 05, 1932 — Oct. 19, 2019

Donna L. Brooking Pierce Boyles, 87, of Oolitic went home peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior on October 19, 2019. By her side was her husband of 24 years, William David Boyles, and granddaughter and caregiver, Desiree Ottersbach.

She was born on March 5, 1932, in Washington, Indiana. She first married Richard M. Pierce on April 21, 1951 and he preceded her in death in 1977. She worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana for 29 years.

Surviving Donna are husband, William David Boyles of Oolitic; sister, Marilyn (Daniel) Brooking Gipe of Brownsburg; Daughters, Melanie Pierce Wagoner (Tim) of Bedford and Leonna “Lea” Pierce Havens (David) of Texas; son, Ron Pierce (Connie) of Bedford; stepdaughters, Diana Boyles Toliver (Jeff), Sherry Boyles of Bedford and Sheila Boyles of Bloomington; grandchildren: Richard D. Havens (Saundra) and Autumn Greene (Gary) of Texas, Robin Pierce Robertson (Mike) of Springville, Desiree Pierce Ottersbach (Keith) of Medora, Tyler Wagoner (Ruby) of Paoli, Keira Toliver Bex (Justin) of Huron, Kyle Toliver (Leeona) of Mitchell, Chris Boyles (Ara) of Colorado; 15 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Zula Brooking; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Jerry Allen officiating. Burial to follow at Tunnelton Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10:00 until the hour of service at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Donna Boyles.

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

Jackie Schlichtenmyer

July 06, 1938 — Oct. 18, 2019

Mr. Jackie Lee Schlichtenmyer, age 81, of Salem passed away Friday, October 18 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.

Mr. Schlichentmyer was born July 6, 1938 in Kendallville, Indiana the son of George and Ruby Bowers Schlichentmyer. He began his working career with G.C. Murphy and retired from Ames Department Store after 35 years. He was owner of Jack’s Backroads and Planet Candles and was a former employee of JayC Food Stores. He was a member of Salem Nazarene Church, Salem Lions Club, Salem Moose Lodge and VFW Auxiliary.

He is survived by his life partner since February 4, 1979: Muriel Oakes of Salem, a son: Jerry Lee Schlichtenmyer of Kendallville, Indiana, and a daughter: Emily Rae Schlichtenmyer of Peoria Heights, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Richard, Robert and Max Schlichtenmyer, a sister: Virginia Rittermeyer and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 5PM at Weathers Funeral Home, 106 S. Shelby St. Salem, IN 47167. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-5PM. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to: Lions Club Foundation, Department 4547, Carol Stream, Illinois 60122-4547

Stephany Thurman

Oct. 19, 1986 — Oct. 19, 2019

Ms. Stephany M. Thurman, age 33, of Pekin, passed away Saturday, October 19.

Stephany was born October 19, 1986 in Paoli, Indiana the daughter of Donald G. Thurman and Lisa A. Fierce Quillen.

She is survived by two daughters: Rileigh Cole and Bailey Cole both of Pekin, her parents: Donald G. Thurman (Cheryl), and Lisa A. Quillen (Anthony), a brother: Bruce Quillen of Brandenburg, Kentucky, four sisters: Kristin Blankenbaker of Las Vegas, Nevada, Katie Quillen and Kimberly Doebler both of Pekin, Indiana, and Chasidi Jeffries of Brandenburg, Kentucky, and her grandparents: Michael and Carol Fierce, and Ralph Quillen.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: James and Shirley Thurman, and Sarah Quillen.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 P.M.- until time of service at the funeral home.

Barbara Richardson

Barbara J. Richardson, 95, of Bedford formerly of Bloomington, died Friday, Oct. 18. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the Allen Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory.

October 20, 2019

Clarence Dillon

Feb. 03, 1947 — Oct. 11, 2019

Clarence E. “Bud” Dillon, 72, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on February 3, 1947 in Sullivan, Indiana the son of Gerald Eugene and Betty Jo (Lane) Dillon. Bud grew up in Oaktown, IN, and was a 1965 graduate of North Knox High School in Edwardsport, IN. He received his associate degree in education at Vincennes University in 1967. He married Luann Adelle Langdon on August 11, 1974 in Vincennes, Indiana. Bud returned to school and received his Bacholers degree in education from Indiana University in 1977 and also served as manager of the Indiana University track team. He was employed first at Crane Naval Base, and then at Good Samaritan Hospital. Bud worked as an Independent Petroleum Geologist for 15 years, and then worked as a science teacher for MCCSC and Martinsville High School for 15 years. Bud was a certified professional geologist, a member of the National Speleological Society, American Society of Petroleum Geologist, President of the Vincennes University Alumni Association, IU I-Man and the White River Valley Antique Tractor Association. He was a Cubs fan, IU sports fan, bat enthusiast, civil war enthusiast, caver, cave diver, he enjoyed antique tractors, ecology and wildlife. He also loved spending time with his family and friends and his many pets, including his best buddy Thor. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Bud is survived by his wife, Luann A. Dillon; his daughters, Sara and Jennifer Dillon all of Bloomington; he is also survived by his brother, Richard (Karen) Dillon of Oaktown; two sisters, Terri Dillon and LaDonna Green both of Vincennes; sister-in-law, Lynn Langdon (John Hamilton). Miller of South Bend; Nieces and Nephews’ Richard Dillon, Kristin Dillon, Daniel Dillon, Stephany Dillon, Alanna Green and Donovan Green. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Stephan Dillon.

A memorial service will be held October 26th at 2pm at 7691 W. Kirksville Road. Cremation Rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to Bat Conservation International, batcon.org. 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

Eldon Robison

Nov. 14, 1956 — Sept. 21, 2019

Eldon C. Robison, 62, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at IU Hospice House.
Eldon was born on November 14, 1956 in Mishawaka, IN. He grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana and was a 1974 graduate of Mishawaka High School. In 1980, he was graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Reading was one of Eldon’s greatest passions in life. Sharing what he had read through reading aloud to others was also one of his supreme pleasures. He continued to read aloud to friends almost until the day of his death, delighting his audiences, and astonishing the staff at Golden Living, the nursing home where he had until recently resided. From an early age, Eldon had a voracious appetite for learning, story-telling, and art. He imparted his extensive knowledge of literature, chess, political science, and philosophy with multiple generations of family and friends, all of whom greatly admired his intellect and his ability to teach and inspire others. Eldon was a man of keen insight and stunning intelligence, who possessed a remarkable memory. He was an accomplished chess player throughout his life. He often connected with others through a shared love of the game. Eldon was an extremely vigorous and energetic man who loved the outdoors, jogging, cycling, chopping wood, playing squash, and canoeing. A highlight of his life’s experience was canoeing and camping in the Canadian Boundary Waters with a group of close friends.

Eldon worked in the telecommunications industry, most recently as a consultant for Espy Services of Bedford, IN. He had a life-long interest in politics and was an active member of the Indiana Democratic Party. He worked on the Howard Dean Primary Presidential Campaign (2003-2004). Eldon was a founding member of the Indiana Progressives PAC, and served as its president from 2008 through 2010.

Eldon’s warmth, generosity, friendliness, and indomitable optimism were constant aspects of his personality, even after his diagnosis of glioblastoma, a particularly lethal form of brain cancer. He was widely regarded by those he encountered as a paradigm of cheerfulness and charm. He had a remarkably quick mind and a wonderful sense of humor. Eldon was much loved by his daughter, Oriane, and by his mother, Mary; as well as by his many great friends, all of whom miss his presence dearly.

Eldon is survived by his daughter, Oriane Robison of Bloomington, IN and his mother, Mary (Rohrer) Robison of Mishawaka, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Robison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka, IN. Visitation will take place before Mass from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mishawaka City Cemetery. A luncheon will be provided at the clubhouse of Townhouses East in Mishawaka, IN. (2756 Birchwood Drive) All guests are invited to attend.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, November 16, 2019, (5 pm) at the Irish Lion Restaurant in Bloomington, IN. Friends who plan to attend are asked please to RSVP Oriane Robison by November 13th at 812-320-5132.

Thanks to art, instead of seeing one world only, our own, we see that world multiply itself and we have at our disposal as many worlds as there are original artists, worlds more different from one another than those which revolve in infinite space, worlds which, centuries after the extinction of the fire from which their light first emanated, whether it is called Rembrandt or Vermeer, send us still each one its special radiance. (Marcel Proust. Remembrance of Things Past)

Arrangements are by Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka. An online guest book is available at www.goethalswells.com.

Hunter Roberts-Sims

Sept. 21, 1995 — Oct. 18, 2019

Hunter Thompson Roberts-Sims, 24, of Owensburg passed away October 18, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones.

She was born to Shane and Leigh (Thompson) Roberts on September 21, 1995.  She was a graduate of Eastern Greene High School. She was a senior at Indiana University majoring in Community Health with a minor in Youth Development.  She worked many jobs through the years but the one she loved the most was at Wonderlab Museum in Bloomington.  She was a lover of the outdoors and especially enjoyed spending time on the water.  She loved to sing, dance and bake.  More than anything, Hunter made sure her family and friends always knew how much she loved them.  She was adored by all who knew her.

Hunter is survived by her parents, Shane and Leigh Roberts and her brother Colden Roberts all of Owensburg. Her maternal grandparents, Paul Wayne and Ginny Thompson of Owensburg; her paternal grandmother, Liz Roberts of Bedford; and great-grandparents, Bill and Kathleen Combs of Owensburg. She is also survived by her new husband, Dakota Sims of Owensburg and their perfect dog, Harley; aunt Cari Helms and uncle Josh Helms of Owensburg; uncle Greg Anderson, uncle Chad Roberts and aunt Sarah Roberts, all of Bedford. She is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whose lives are better for having had her in them.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Homer Don Roberts; uncle, Paul Michael Marks; and aunt, Shawnee Marks Simmons.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Emily Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 3 — 8 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

In honor of Hunter’s passion for youth development, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Eastern Greene Schools — Family Resource Fund.

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

David Baker

Oct. 20, 1938 — Oct. 18, 2019

David Allen Baker, 80, of Nashville, IN passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019.

He was born October 20, 1938 the son of the late Elden and Helen Baker. David loved 3 musketeers bars, horses, taverns, and spending time with his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his contagious smile. He will be greatly missed.

David is survived by a son, Ron Baker of California and fiancé Geri Cowell of Bloomington; a brother, Daniel Baker of Indiana; grandchildren, Brian and Amber Baker of Kentucky and Lawrence and Catherine Galera of Tennessee; great grandchildren, Isabel Baker, Jonathan Baker, Gideon Galera, Griffin Galera, and Gunther Galera; and many other beloved extended family.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2019 at Greenlawn Cemetery, 356 East Main Street, Nashville, IN 47448.

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

James Strunk

Feb. 21, 1943 — Oct. 17, 2019

James “Jim” Oakley Strunk, 76, of Spencer passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 17, 2019 with his family by his side.

He was born on February 21, 1943 in Oolitic, IN to Otis and Elsie (Malone) Strunk. Jim graduated from Spencer High School. He served in the United State Navy from 1961-1963 and retired from Otis Elevator after 36 years of service. Jim loved all activities outdoors including hunting and fishing. He enjoyed woodworking and was always working on a project. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed dearly.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Strunk of Spencer, IN; son, James E. Strunk (Micki) of Spencer, IN; stepson, David Clark (Kristi) of Brazil, IN; stepdaughter, Lisa Smith (Michael) of Spencer, IN; daughter-in-law, Cassie Strunk of Spencer, IN; sisters, Helen Adkins and Sue Terrell; grandchildren, Ashley Fleetwood (Mitchell), Cody Strunk (Shelby), Stephanie Clark, Elijah Clark, Wyatt Clark, Kayla Featherston, Justin Featherston, Montanna Strunk, Kyah Schraub and Aaliyah Duncan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Ben Oakley Strunk, siblings Lucy Macranze, Linda Blankenship, Tom Strunk, Kathy Strunk and Tricia Strunk.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, IN with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial will follow in Chambersville Cemetery with military rites provided by the Owen County Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday and 10 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com

Bob Trump

Jan. 26, 1933 — Oct. 18, 2019

Bob E. Trump, age 86, of Linton, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born in Hymera on January 26, 1933, the son of Benjamin & Mary Trump.

Bob was a 1951 graduate of Hymera High School. He served in the United States Army for two years. He retired from Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company of Terre Haute in July 1992. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post #22 of Linton.

During his younger years, Bob enjoyed trapping and fishing. He always enjoyed mushroom hunting through the years. He always enjoyed sports since his youth, spending some time playing baseball in leagues into his 20’s. Bob loved Indiana University basketball, and enjoyed watching baseball at all levels, and loved attending the Linton Miner Football games. Bob and his wife Peggy enjoyed traveling, making many trips to Las Vegas. Bob spent a lot of his retirement time visiting with friends at the local coffee shops and convenience stores.

He is survived by a son, Steve (Kathy) Trump of Linton, a grandson, Mikeal (Emily) Trump of Nashville, TN, a granddaughter, Stephenie Trump of Linton, two great-grandson, Henry and James Trump, and sister, Norma Killen of Hymera, a brother-in-law, Kenneth D. “Bud” Klein, a sister-in-law, Alberta (Wendon) Samms, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by her parents, his wife, Peggy (Klein) Trump, and brothers, Bennie, Jr. and Jack Trump.

Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Burial will follow at K of P Cemetery in Hymera with military honors by the American Legion Post #22.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.welchcornett.com

Joe Turner III

Dec. 13, 1941 — Oct. 15, 2019

Joe E. Turner III, age 77, of Linton, passed away at 8:15 am on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at home. He was born in Linton, Indiana on December 13, 1941, the son of Joe Turner II & Marguriete (Hunter) Turner.

He was a graduate of Linton High School. He worked as a linotype operator right out of high school then went to work at GE for nearly 30 years. He loved hunting, fishing, being out in nature, painting, old movies, ancestry and spending time in Brown County. He was an avid gun enthusiast as well.

He loved reminiscing about the trips he and Lynn used to take before she passed.

Joe is survived by his loving daughter, Sara Turner of Linton; mother-in-law, Patricia (Duncan) Gambill of Jasonville; sisters, Jill (Tom) Johnson of Jasonville and Judy (Clyde) Honchell of Greentown; brothers-in-law, Scott (Reva) Gambill of Dugger, Timothy Gambill of Jasonville and John (Leeann) Gambill of Jasonville.

He is preceded in death by the love of this life, Lynn (Gambill) Turner; his parents; niece, Jessi Gambill; great nephew, Noah Johnson and father-in-law, Jack Gambill.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Fairview Cemetery on Monday, October 21, 2019, with Pastor Jeff Fulk officiating.  Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to Greene County Humane Society or to SAFE of Linton through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.welchcornett.com

Harley Eggers

Harley F. Eggers, 83, of Martinsville, died Friday. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Barbara Richardson

Barbara Jean Richardson, 95, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington.

Jeffrey Heerdink

Jeffrey Kevin Heerdink, 55, of Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

October 19, 2019

Doris Griffin

May 09, 1933 — Oct. 16, 2019

Doris Jean (Barlow) Griffin age 86, of Avon passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Indiana University Hospital-West.

She was born May 9, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Charles F. Tebby and Agnes Braun-Fisher. Doris attended Howe High School in Indianapolis and then Bedford High School. Early in her career Doris was a Medical Lab Technologist for Bedford Medical Center. She did tax preparation for over 20 years up until the time of her death.

Church and family were the scope of Doris’ life. She relished in time spent with her children and grandchildren and was passionate about attending their life events. A devoted Christian, Doris was a long-time member of the First Church of God, Bedford where she taught Sunday school for 15 years and a 47 year member of the Avon Community Church of God where she served as church treasurer, worked for many missions including Camp Challenge. She was the State Treasurer for the Indiana South Christian Women’s Connection for 30 years. She will be dearly missed by her church family.

Doris is survived by her husband David A. Griffin of Avon; children, Steve (Sandy) Barlow, Lou Ann (Gregg Morelock), Brian (Belinda) Barlow, Sherri (Paul) Robbins, Lori (Robert) Eaker; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband Charles M. Barlow; sister, Elizabeth Terrell and brother, Charles Tebby.

Friends may call 1 – 2 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Donica Church of God, 1969 Donica Church Road, Bedford, IN 47421. Funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Bill Sandifer officiating. Burial will be private at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens, Bedford.

Please share your memories of Doris and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Sheri Harris

Aug. 18, 1960 — Oct. 17, 2019

Sheri Lynn (Baggett) Harris, 59,passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 18, 1960, in Carmi, Illinois, she was the daughter of Ed and Jean (McFarland) Baggett. She married Daniel Lee Harris. Sheri enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with family. She loved working out at Anytime Fitness in Salem.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Harris of Orleans, mother; Jean (Tommy) Cole of Orleans, sister; Susan (Jim) Lawyer of Hardinsburg, children; Byron (Christan) Collins of Orleans, Amy (Kip) Allen of Orleans, Shyanne Werline of Orleans, stepchildren; Sara Harris of Louisville, Kentucky, Elizabeth Finley of Pekin, Jeramiah Johnson of Madison, Randall Johnson of Bloomington, grandchildren; Lydia Collins, Addison Collins, Cambree Cline, Shylyn Allen, Mylee Allen, Carley Finley, Brooklynn Finley, and Raelynn Finley, stepbrothers; Mike Cole of Scottsburg, Tim (Ruth) Cole of Campbellsburg, good friend; Tony Frederick of Fredericksburg.  Her father, mother-in-law, Betty Rainey; and stepbrother, Jeff Cole, preceded her in death.

Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at Millersburg Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Family and friends may express condolences at chastainfuneralhome.com

Sandra Ray

Nov. 15, 1963 — Oct. 17, 2019

Sandra E (Toliver) Ray, 55 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Thursday October 17, 2019 at Paoli Health & Living.

She was born November 15, 1963 in Beach Grove, Indiana to James M Toliver and Marilyn S (Morgan) Toliver. She was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandparents Lloyd and Ann Toliver, Maternal Grandparents William and Mabel Morgan, father James M Toliver, and brother James L Toliver.

Sandra graduated from Orleans High School in 1982. She received a cosmetology license from the State of Indiana after completing studies with the House of James Beauty School. Additionally, Sandra was a member of Old Union United Methodist Church. She worked 23 years as a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service and was the owner/operator of Sassy Scissors in Orleans, Indiana. In her free time, Sandra enjoyed gardening and raising Yorkies.

Survivors include Mother; Marilyn Toliver of Orleans, Indiana, one Daughter; Morgan and Jacob Morfey of Newport News, Virginia, Special Nephew; Dan Lee of San Antonio, Texas, one Brother; John and Gretchen Toliver of La Plata, Maryland, two Sisters; Teresa Lee of Paoli, Indiana, Sue and Steve Claxton of Paoli, Indiana, two Grandchildren; Taylor and Jax Morfey, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday October 21 ,2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery Orleans, IN. Visitation to be held Sunday October 20, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. until time of service on Monday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

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

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.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 and Linda L. (Garrison) Mills Fox. He married Sonja Dawn Damron October 30, 1992. JR was owner and operator and a truck driver for VTI. He enjoyed his family, tractors, and was a member of Tri-County Tractor Club and attended Woodville Baptist Church.

He is survived by 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, Rob (Tammy) Fox of Utah, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

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

October 18, 2019

Patricia Morrisette

March 24, 1933 — Oct. 06, 2019

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Patricia Morrisette passed away after fighting the good fight, at the age of 86.

Pat was born on March 24, 1933 in Bedford, IN to Carl and Florence Stapp. On August 7, 1953 she married James E. Morrisette. They raised three children, Michael, David and Ann. Pat loved adventure, flowers, laughter and tea parties, but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends (and she had a lot).

Pat was preceded in death by her father Carl and her mother Florence, her sisters Helen Harris and Jeanette Holmes and brother Gene Stapp.

She is survived by her husband Jim, her children, Mike, Dave and Annie, her brother Jack, her sisters-in-law Linda Staples and Ellen Lee, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mt Vernon Country Club Rd., Golden, CO at 11am. Donations in Pat’s honor may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at donate.themmrf.org.  She will be dearly missed.

Brenda Jerrells

March 28, 1967 — Oct. 16, 2019

Brenda L. Jerrells, 52, of Springville, died at 5:55 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 28, 1967 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of David Lee and Mary F. (Fields) Jerrells.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Jerrells; a sister, Belinda Ann Jerrells; a brother, Brian David Jerrells; aunts and uncle, Maxine Shipwash, Marilyn Taylor and Don Taylor; several cousins.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 21st at Judah Cemetery with Bros. Gardner and Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Monday, October 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Don Strange

Jan. 04, 1949 — Oct. 16, 2019

Don Franklin Strange, 70, passed away October 16, 2019 at his home in Marengo. He was born January 4, 1949 in Paoli.

Don was a 1967 graduate of Paoli High School, and moved to Marengo in 1976. He owned a small business called “The Vac Shack” for several years, then started working for Starkey Labs selling hearing aids. He was an avid gun and knife enthusiast, and loved to go to the local shooting matches. We think he was best known as a school bus driver. He drove bus #9 for Crawford County Community School Corporation since 1981. He was forced to retire earlier this year due to health conditions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Franklin “Frank” Strange & Hazel Louise (Williams) Pluris & two uncles & two aunts.

He is survived by Aunts- Ann Apple of Paoli & Carolyn Dalton of Orleans; his brother, Louis Strange & Linda of Paoli; son, Danny Strange & Kim of Virginia Beach , VA; daughters, Kandy Wilson & Dickey of Eckerty & Charity Strange of Evansville; five step-grandchildren & three step-great-grandchildren, and long-time companion and best friend, Lanie King of Marengo.

Don has elected to not have any public services upon his passing. Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Compassion International Inc., where Don was a child sponsor for many years. Visit www.compassion.com or by mail: Compassion International
Colorado Springs, CO 80997

October 17, 2019

Carolyn Hoskins-Byrd

July 18, 1932 — Oct. 16, 2019

Carolyn Ruth Hoskins-Byrd, 87, of Springville, passed away October 16, 2019.

Born July 18, 1932 in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Ruth Manzenberger. She first married Jessie Lee Hoskins, he preceded her in death in October 1990. She then married Delbert Preston Byrd and he preceded her in death February 2013. Carolyn retired from Visteon after ten years and was a member of Guthrie Christian Church.

Surviving are her children, William Ray (Denny) Hoskins, Vivian Hoskins-Hanke, Barbara (Dan) Hoskins-Hackett, Debra Hoskins-Anderson, Glenn “Spanky” (Teresa) Hoskins, Pam (Glenn) Sitzes; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Root and Jean Sims; one brother, Michael (Janet) Manzenberger; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jessie Hoskins; husband, Preston Byrd; step-daughter, Rhonda Harrell; grandson, David Hoskins; great-grandson, Tanner Russell in infancy.

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 A.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with George Sites officiating. Burial will follow in Sheeks Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to Sheeks Cemetery in Mitchell.

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

Sandra Young

Nov. 01, 1937 — Oct. 14, 2019

Sandra C. Young, 81, of Bedford, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at her residence.

Born November 1, 1937 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Ed and Edith (Stephenson) Cain. She married Bobby G. Young on August 4, 1955 and he preceded her in death on February 27, 1995. She was the manager for Bertha’s Mission and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Bobbi Roy and husband, Bill, of Urbana, IL, Beverly Beasley and husband, Kenny, Polly Craig and husband, Kevin, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Teela Ann Beasley, Patrick Dean Craig and wife, Mandy, William Edward Roy and wife, Colleen, Kara Jo Hohimer and husband, Eric, William McColley Young and wife, Brenna; great grandchildren, Charlie Jo Craig, Chesney Grace Craig, Norah Grace Young, Logan William Young, and soon to be baby Hohimer; sisters-in-law, Donna Cain and Anna Ruth Young; aunt, Mary Lou Stephenson; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, William “Billy” Young; a grandson, Matthew Craig; a brother, J.D. Cain; a brother-in-law, Jimmie D. Young.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, October 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 17th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are: McColley Young, Patrick Craig, Edward Roy, Kevin Craig, Jason Cain, Danny Young & Ty Mathews.

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

Marjorie Lewis

March 19, 1923 — Oct. 15, 2019

Marjorie Lucille Lewis, 96, of Bedford, passed from this life in her home on Oct. 15, 2019.

She was born in Bedford, March 19, 1923, the daughter of the late Ellis and Carrie Myers Medlock. She was married on Feb. 29, 1940, to the late Rev. David W. Lewis. He passed away April 02, 2001.

Surviving are her sons, David Gene Lewis and his wife Teresa of Bloomington and the Rev. Jerry Lee Lewis and his wife Janice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; daughter, Sharon Lynn and her husband the Rev. Dale Sims of Pana, Illinois. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, Lillian Browning and two grandsons. She was a member of Guide Pointe Church of Bedford. She was truly an Apostolic.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until service time at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Gary Taylor

Dec. 01, 1962 — Oct. 16, 2019

Gary Lynn Taylor, 56, of Bedford, died at 7:01 am on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born December 1, 1962 in Seymour, he was the son of Charlie Mitchell and Linda (Taylor) Goode. He had been a factory worker for NTN Drive Shaft, Columbus Container and Costco.

Survivors include his children, Lakin, Jacob, and Ella Taylor all of Bedford; six special grandchildren, Peyton, Sophia, and Cash, all of Westport, IN, Bentleigh, Liam, and Elias, all of Bedford; sisters, Tammy Caseltine, Mel Banta, Kerri Crews, Melissa Sharpe. He was raised by Charlie and Virginia Taylor and mentored by Sonny and Anne Taylor, and a very special cousin, Skye Orman Glotzbach. He was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Marge Lakin Taylor.

A celebration of life will be conducted from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 3rd at the Restoration Church of the Nazarene.

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

Bonnie Moore

June 24, 1950 — Oct. 15, 2019

Mrs. Bonnie R. Moore, age 69, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, October 15 at Meadowview Health Care and Rehab.

Mrs. Moore was born June 24, 1950 in Salem the daughter of Ovie and Brandis Long Campbell. She was a former hairdresser and owned her own shop, Bonnie’s Beauty Bizarre. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church and was very active in the Salem community.

Bonnie is survived by her husband: James P. Moore, a son-in-law: Travis Hollowell of Salem, three brothers: Gary Campbell (Lynn) of Mississippi, Mike Campbell (Patty) of Salem and Chris Campbell of Salem, a sister: Carey Collett of Florida, and one grandson: Carter Hollowell of Salem.

She was preceded in death by her daughter: Amanda Hollowell, two sisters: Judy Maudlin and Kathy Campbell and her parents.

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

October 16, 2019

Nina Robertson

Dec. 27, 1936 — Oct. 14, 2019

Nina Sue Robertson, 82, of Bedford, died at 9:55 pm on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Born December 27, 1936 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Ralph and Martha (Hall) Gore. She married James Robertson in 1961 and he preceded her in death on November 1, 2001. She retired as a bookkeeper at NWSC Crane.

Survivors include a son, Barry Robertson and wife, Debbi, of Orleans; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Betsy Robertson; two brothers, Lowell and Dean Gore; a sister, Carolyn Grissom.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 18th at Ferguson Cemetery with Charlie Radcliff officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday  at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ora Rush

May 06, 1933 — Oct. 13, 2019

Ora L. Rush, 86, of Bedford, died at 11:18 am on Sunday, October 13, 2019at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born May 6, 1933 in London, KY, he was the son of Walter and Julie (Gregory) Rush. He married Estell (Morrow) Kidd and she survives. He retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, IN and from Indiana Limestone Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Estell, of Bedford; children, Brenda Heath and husband, Dave, of Smithville, GA and their daughter, Jessica Heath, Deborah Kundrat-Ritenour and Greg Maicki, of Hobart, IN and her deceased son, John Michael Kundrat, Donald Rush and wife, Sharon, of Mitchell and his son, Donald Anthony Rush, James Rush and wife, Shelly, of Indianapolis and their daughter, Jamie Lyn Skadra, Cheryl Brown and husband, Scott, of Bloomington and their son, Jacob Brown; eight great grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Cox, Betty Trowbridge, Helen Alexander, Laurie Koehlinger; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Benge; two brothers, Glen and Billy Rush.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Edward Halenar Jr.

Oct. 05, 1950 — Oct. 11, 2019

Edward A. Halenar Jr., 69, of Orleans passed away at 6:30 PM on October 11, 2019 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born October 5, 1950 in Chicago, ILL, the son of Edward A. Sr. and Veronica (Sebek) Halenar. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for the Herald Times in Bloomington and for over 14 years for the Town of Orleans, water department. He was an avid reader, loved driving through the country and going trap shooting.

He is survived by two sisters, Kathryn Dlouhy (Jerry) of St. Joe, Michigan and Patricia Stein of Lowell, IN; numerous loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Halenar.

The visitation will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2:30 PM on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.  Condolences may be made at www.ochstetrick.net

Sarah Stone

Aug. 23, 1931 — Oct. 13, 2019

Sarah Janette Stone age 88, of French Lick, Indiana went on to be with the Lord Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper, Indiana.

She was born on August 23rd, 1931 in West Baden Springs, Indiana to Claude J. and Helen Autumn (Henson) Bird. Janette married Vernon Eugene Stone on September 23rd, 1950 in the Parson’s home (Holiness Preacher) Rev. Denis Barber in French Lick, and he preceded her in death on January 6th, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; (4) Sisters, Theda Cleveland, Jessie Goldman, June Curry and a sister in infancy; (4) Brothers, Joey Bird, Doug Bird and twins Marvin and Melvin in infancy; and (1) Grand-daughter, Sarah Beth Cocanour Dalton.

Janette was a homemaker, full time babysitter, then went on to work at The Villager in West Baden Springs until their closing after which she worked at the French Lick Resort until the age of 83. She was a member of People’s Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in French Lick where she sang gospel music with her husband, daughter Darla and family. Janette enjoyed painting, word search puzzles, reading, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by:(3) Sons, Ronald Vernon Stone (Annie) of Jasper, Indiana, Craig Eugene Stone of French Lick, Indiana, Brian Scott Stone (Darlene) of Ramsey, Indiana, (3) Daughters, Vickie Janette Williams of San Bernardino, California, Karen Elaine Fischer (Dave) of La Moille, Illinois, Darla Kay Cocanour (Jim) of Mendota, Illinois, (1) Brother, James Logan Bird (Billie) of Hillham, Indiana, (1) Sister, Annie Gougan of Colorado, (1) Sister-in-Law, Kay Ann Stone of Indianapolis, Indiana, (9) Grandchildren, (16) Great-Grandchildren, (1) Great-Great-Grandchild, and many Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Randy Simmons on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana. Friends may call Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and on Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Billy Lambrecht

Nov. 09, 1939 — Oct. 15, 2019

Billy “Bill” Dean Lambrecht, 79, of Clifford, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Bill was born November 9, 1939, in Bedford, Indiana, the son of William Henry and Faye Marie Wray Lambrecht. On June 12, 1960, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Miller. Together, they shared 53 years of marriage.
Mr. Lambrecht worked as an engineer at Arvin Industries for 36 years until his retirement in 1995. He sang with the gospel quartet for 30 years and volunteered at the Clifford fish fry for many years. Bill frequently enjoyed family meals at Montana Mike’s Restaurant and at Sirloin Stockade. He never met a stranger, always had a joke ready and his humorous nature will certainly be missed. In his spare time, Bill loved to watch the Andy Griffith Show, make peanut butter brittle for hospice, garden and travel. Spending time with family, especially the grandchildren, brought so much joy to him. He will be truly missed by those that knew him.

Survivors include his children, Kimberly Beecher of Seymour, Karen (Todd) Franklin of Chester, VA., Michael (Tammy) Lambrecht of Brownstown, Mark (Emily) Lambrecht of Columbus; grandchildren, Ryan (Jessica) Beecher, Alison Beecher, Spencer Franklin, Rachel (Keith) Dunn, Alex and Lilly Reynolds, Macy and Carter Lambrecht; great-grandchildren, Keiran Perera, Koda and Averie Beecher. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Lambrecht.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Luke Erb officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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

Steven Arthur

Steven R. Arthur, 72, of Heltonville, died Monday, Oct. 14. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 15, 2019

Henry Hasler

Jan. 15, 1928 — Oct. 12, 2019

Henry Hasler, 91, of Bloomfield, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Born in Bloomfield on January 15, 1928 to William and Lieuetta (McCain) Hasler. Henry attended Park and Furnace Schools and was drafted at age eighteen into the United States Army. He was working at Combs Feed Store at that time. When Henry got out of the Army in 1947, he went to work at NSWC Crane until he retired in 1983.

Henry met his wife Ruth while working at Crane and they married April 26, 1957. Although Henry retired from Crane, his true passion and heart was for his small farm. That is where he demonstrated what it means to love and take care of the land you were raised on your entire life. He raised good crops and quality cattle on that small farm and that gave him satisfaction in his life.

Henry is survived by his son, William and wife Debbie of Bloomfield. Daughter, Norma Turner and husband Jack of Mitchell; grandchildren, Brittany (Wyatt) LeGrand and Derek (Jane) Hasler all of Bloomfield and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth on February 16, 2017, his sisters, Barbara Hasler, Ruth Gholson, Betty Jo Frye and Phyllis Miller, one brother, Lee Hasler and his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Interment will follow in Flater cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the new Alzheimer’s unit at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon.

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

Mary Guthrie

April 21, 1931 — Oct. 11, 2019

Mary Lorene Guthrie, 88, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 21, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William David and Lizzie (Horner) Boyles. Mary married William Robert Guthrie February 21, 1952, and he preceded her in death December 18, 2012. Mary retired from M. Fine & Sons. She enjoyed caring for flowers, watching birds, and crocheting.

Surviving: children, Stephen (Teresa Lynn) Guthrie of Lawrenceburg, Michael (Donna Parish) Guthrie of Mitchell, Jeffery (Diane) Guthrie of Mitchell, Sandra (Don) Lewis of Mitchell, Connie (Joe) Hill of Bedford, brother, William David (Donna) Boyles, Jr., of Oolitic. Her parents; husband; and daughter, Cathy Guthrie, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Family and friends may express condolences at chastainfuneralhome.com

Mary Putnam

May 03, 1921 — Oct. 10, 2019

Mary Jane McDonald Putnam, 98, of French Lick, Indiana passed away on October 10th, 2019 at IU Health, Paoli, Indiana.

She was born (and lived her entire life) in Orange County, Indiana on May 3rd, 1921 to Lynn Franklin and Mattie (Toliver) Warren. Jane married Harold McDonald on June 20th, 1936 and he preceded her in death on November 20th, 1970; she then married Glenn Putnam on December 28th, 1972 and he preceded her in death on November 15th, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one Daughter, Patti Rominger; two infant children and one Sister, Ada Helen Marie Pickens. Jane was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She worked in the cafeteria at Springs Valley Community Schools specializing in hot rolls, she retired June 30th, 1992.

Jane is survived by: one Granddaughter, Melanie (Richard) Carpenter of Fishers, Indiana, one Grandson, Brett (Nancy) Rominger of Montgomery, Alabama, one Son-in-law, Morris Rominger of French Lick Indiana, one Step-son, Warren Putnam of Moultrie, Georgia, four great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and one sweet little dog Baxter.

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Chris Hobby at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana. Friends may call on Monday, October 14th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Springs Valley Education Foundation, 498 S. Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, Indiana.

Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

October 14, 2019

Robert Klausmeier

June 06, 1926 — Oct. 05, 2019

Robert (Bob, Doc) Edward Klausmeier, 93, died peacefully Saturday, October 5th 2019 at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington. He retained his sense of humor through his last days.

He is survived by his four children Robert Jr. of Carmel, Stephen of Hartsville, South Carolina, Jane of Owen County, and Sarah Fritz of Missoula, Montana. His loving wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Rita, predeceased him in 2010. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Richard of Greenwood and Allen of Atlanta, GA.

He was born June 6 1926, the son of Edward and Louise (Ulrich) Klausmeier and grew up in Evansville, IN. He was a Disabled-Veteran of World War II where he received a Purple Heart. After discharge, he entered Indiana University and earned two degrees. He then earned his doctorate from Louisiana State University. His career included research at the Army Biological Warfare Laboratories, and teaching at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette prior to becoming a Research Microbiologist and Science Administrator at the Crane Naval Weapons Support Center. At Crane, his primary research was on bio-deterioration of materials, primarily plastics.

Bob was committed to his work, but never as much as his commitment to his family. He coached his kids in sports and mentored them in all aspects of life. He was active in his church, serving in many roles at both St. John the Apostle and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Churches. He served on the Citizens’ Advisory Council to the Solid Waste Management District, the Advisory Council to VITAL (Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners) and was a twenty-five-year tutor in VITAL. He also served for many years on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of East Monroe water Corporation. He was a lifelong IU Football and Basketball season ticket-holder, rarely missing a game.

Bob enjoyed painting, being silly with the grandkids, cooking, and eating his favorite foods (which were varied and many) and reading at least 2 books at a time. He was a friend to all he met. His was a life of kindness to all.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Bob’s honor on October 20th in The President’s Room, located in the Indiana University Memorial Union 2-5 P.M. Guests may be dropped off at the rear of the Student Union, adjacent to the Auditorium, with parking in the IMU parking lot. In lieu of flowers, donations to VITAL are Bob’s wish.

October 13, 2019

Rebecca McIntosh

Sept. 30, 1976 — Oct. 11, 2019

Rebecca Jane McIntosh, 43, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:32 PM on October 11, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born September 30, 1976 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Danny and Carol (Medlock) Collins. She married Brian McIntosh on June 17, 1995 and he survives. She worked as a secretary at National Trappers Association. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church. She graduated from Orleans High School class of 1995.

She is survived by her husband of Mitchell; one daughter, Brianne McIntosh, mother, Carol Collins of Orleans; two sisters, Mary Ellen Strange (Jonathan) of Mitchell; Angela Wilson (Russell) of Mitchell; one nephew, Braxton Strange and three nieces, Hannah Strange, Taylor Strange and Natasha Kemple. She was preceded in death by her father; maternal and paternal grandparents.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Jeff and Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Trimble Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Trimble Cemetery.

Family and friends may express condolences at  www.ochstetrick.net

Renne Reathaford

Oct. 09, 1957 — Oct. 12, 2019

Renne Reathaford, 62, of Orleans, passed away October 12, at her home.

She was born October 9, 1957 in Bedford to parents, Robert & Donna (Mundy) Miller. Renne was a former employee of the Marathon Station in Orleans.

She is survived by: Husband, Mike Reathaford of Orleans, Father, Robert Miller of Mitchell, Sons, Jake Williams of Lepsic, Josh Reathaford of Daytons Beach, FL., and Cody Reathaford of Mitchell, Daughters, Jessie Hammick of Louisiana and Jordan McPherson of Mitchell, Brother, Michael Miller of Bedford, Grandmother, Garnett Mundy of Bedford, and two Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by, mother, Donna (Mundy) Miller.

Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com.

October 12, 2019

Jack Kellams

Jan. 14, 1938 — Oct. 10, 2019

Jack B. Kellams, 81, of Bedford, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the I.U. Hospice House.

Born January 14, 1938 in Greene County, he was the son of Isaac and J. Addie (Newton) Kellams. He married Sue C. Alex on June 17, 1960 and she survives. He was a 1955 graduate of Paoli High School and won his basketball sectional that year. He attended Purdue University. Jack was a real estate developer and general contractor at Kellams Enterprises, Inc., previously a member of Elks Club, Masonic Lodge, a member of the Naples Yacht Club & the Port Royal Club, Naples, Florida, I.U. Varsity Club and Hoosier Hundred, Association of General Contractors, an accomplished draftsman and was of the Christian faith. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, and mentor to many. He was an avid sports fan, and especially loved NASCAR, I.U. and Purdue athletics. Jack was a brilliant businessman who was always up for a challenge.

Survivors include his wife, Sue of Bedford, four children: Anthony E. Kellams and wife, Kathryn of Bedford, Pamela J. (Kellams) Lewis and husband, Fred of Oolitic, Stephanie A. Kellams of Bedford and Jeffrey A. Kellams and wife, Christine L. of Bargersville, IN, 13 grandchildren, Amanda Lawson, Julie Hobor, Miranda Cahill-Clark, Joshua Lewis, Lindsay Lewis, Audrey Lewis, Nic Mansker, Cali Mansker, Taryn Scrogham, Kelsey Kellams, Jack Kellams, Morgan Wells, and Sydney Wells, eight great grandchildren: Isaac, William, Samuel, Benjamin, Anya, Maren, Olivia Jean and Vincent. He was preceded in death by his, parents, two sisters, June Cummings, Faith Burcham, and four brothers, Lafayette, Victor, Dean and Bill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams and Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association and the Kidney Foundation.

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

Karen Phillips

April 23, 1938 — Oct. 08, 2019

Karen Lee Phillips, 81, of Rockford, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.

She was born on April 23, 1938, in Arthur, Illinois, to John and Edith (Clements) Grant. Karen married Ronald Corwin Phillips in Lovington, Illinois, on Oct. 20, 1956. She enjoyed driving the TASC bus in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Phillips; son, Jeff Phillips; grandsons, Matthew (Tea) Phillips and Jared (Carrie) Phillips; great-grandsons, Cameron, Liam and Reece; and brother, Max Grant. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings.

No services to be held at this time. To share a memory or condolence please visit www.honquestfh.com.

Ruth Edwards

April 15, 1935 — Oct. 11, 2019

Ruth Fee Edwards, 84 of Columbus, formerly of Seymour passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, IN on October 11, 2019.

She was born April 15, 1935 in Kentucky to Hiram and Hallie Brock Fee. Ruth was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of The Sanctuary in Columbus and will always be remembered for her love of flowers, baking, gardening and taking care of her home which she loved to decorate. She loved her dog Pretty Girl.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Floyd “Buzz” Edwards, a grandson, Eric White, sisters, Leopha Brock and Grace Cogdil, brothers, Roscoe Fee, Buford Fee and Wilford Fee as well as her beloved dog, Pretty Girl.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Belinda (Brent) Coleman of Columbus, grandsons, Aaron (Jennifer) White of Fishers and Josh White of Columbus, brother, Curnis (Charlotte) Fee of Uniontown, IN, great-grandchildren, Emily, Kailey and Jaxon and step-granddaughter, Kasey (Scott) Galentine of McDonough, GA and step-grandson Baron (Jessica) Coleman of Pike Road, AL. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 am to service time at 1 pm Monday, October 14, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana with Rev. Dan Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Memorial may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation at Burkholder Chapel. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com .

Carl Wade

Nov. 05, 1939 — Oct. 10, 2019

Carl Lavon Wade, 79, of Bedford, died on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the I.U. Hospice House in Bedford.

Born November 5, 1939 in Martin County, he was the son of William S. and Marjorie (Payton) Wade. He married Janice Haywood on May 30, 1958 and she preceded him in death. Carl was retired from Sipes Auto Body Repair, and later worked at the Times Mail. Carl attended Williams High School. He enjoyed working on cars and loved his dog, Angel.

Survivors include his daughter, Jana Wade of Bedford, one sister, Barbara Morris and husband, Chester of Bedford, three nieces, Cheryl Concannon, Pam Melvin and Sandy Buckman, three nephews, David Morris, Jerry Wade and Leroy Wade; sister-in-law Lee Etta Collins and husband, Stanley. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Robert William Wade; two brothers, Paul Wade, and Kenneth Wade in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday October 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm on Monday, October 14th at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Patricia “Tricia” Rainey Hert

A Celebration of Life for Patricia “Tricia” Rainey Hert will be held on Saturday, October 19th from noon to 6 p.m. at the Otis Park Red Brick Facility in Bedford, Indiana. Friends and family are invited to bring photos, musical instruments, a pot luck dish, and stories to share of this wonderful woman. Shish kabobs, tea, and lemonade will be provided; please bring your choice of beverages, snacks, desserts and side dishes. This event will end approximately at 6 p.m. or whenever the songs and stories run out.

October 11, 2019

Kevin Craig

Feb. 27, 1968 — Oct. 04, 2019

Kevin Lee Craig, 51, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born February 27, 1968, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy L. and Joanna Jackie (Taylor) Craig. Kevin was an auto mechanic.

Surviving are daughter, Ashley Craig of Bloominngton, step son, Andy Lee, brother, Robert J. Taylor of Mitchell, sister, Buffy Ann (Michael) Wann of Clinton, Oklahoma, and grandson, Skylar Spaulding.

His parents, preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen with no service.  Online Condolences may be made at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Alice Livingston

Nov. 28, 1937 — Oct. 09, 2019

Alice Ann Livingston, 81, of Paoli, passed away October 9, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born November 28, 1937 in Paoli to parents, Charles & Grace (Boyd) Moore. She married Rex L. Livingston April 19, 1952. Alice was a homemaker and she attended Lick Creek Friends Meeting of Paoli.

Survivors include: Daughters, Beth Rhoda and husband Robert of Orleans, Teresa McDonald of Paoli, Sons, Terry Livingston and Dian of Paoli, Tony Livingston and Deneisa of Paoli, Todd Livingston of Paoli, Trent Livingston and Brenda of Orleans, John Livingston and Jane of Bristow, sixteen Grandchildren, twenty-six Great-Grandchildren, one Great-great-grandchild, several Nieces and Nephews, and one Cousin.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Harold and Fred Moore, sister, Jean Davis and great-grandson, Jesse Pease.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Friday, October 11, 2019 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 1pm Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the funeral home. Bro. Paul Crecelius will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Donald Sturgeon

Feb. 18, 1939 — Oct. 09, 2019

Donald Sturgeon, 80, of Paoli Indiana, passed away Wednesday October 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born February 18, 1939 in English, Indiana to James Robert Sturgeon and Clara Foster Sturgeon Lewis. He married Ellen Dunn on May 17, 1961 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Clara Sturgeon, and three sisters, Jean Wininger, Evelyn Terry, and Mary Moore.

He was an owner and operator of Sturgeon’s Machine Shop. Donald was an US Army Korean War Veteran

Survivors include, Spouse, Ellen Sturgeon of Paoli, IN, Son, Robert Sturgeon of Paoli, IN, Daughter, Donna Sturgeon of Paoli, IN, two Brothers, LeRoy Lewis of Corydon, IN, Tom Lewis of Shoals, IN, a Sister, Joann Silvers of Evansville, IN, two Grandchildren, Donnie Sturgeon and Dylan Sturgeon, and Great Grandchild, Emma Sturgeon.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday October 12, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W Campbell St, Paoli, IN 47454. Interment will follow in the Paoli Community Cemetery. Visitation to be held Saturday October 12, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

October 10, 2019

George Wilson

Sept. 21, 1965 — Oct. 05, 2019

George William “Willy” Wilson, 54, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on October 5th, 2019.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 21st, 1965 to Earl and Marilyn (Myers) Wilson. Willy married Anita Thompson on April 18th, 1987 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents. Willy was a 1984 graduate of Springs Valley High School and received a business degree from Vincennes University. He was employed by Jay Hill Trucking as a truck broker. Willy attended Victory Baptist Church where his Christian faith was evident in every facet of his life. One of his greatest joys in life was sharing his love of the Lord with everyone he met. Family was second only to faith in Willy’s life. Sharing experiences together with his family was not just an option, it was a necessity. He loved sports and coached both sons when they played, was a loyal fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indiana Pacers. Willy enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his buddy Kevin Morgan. Willy also had a great joy in gardening and caring for his fruit trees and berries and sharing the fruits of his labor.

He is survived by: Wife, Anita Wilson, French Lick, Indiana, two Sons, William Luke Wilson, Evansville, Indiana, Joseph Earl Wilson (Bailee), Evansville, Indiana, two Brothers, Earl Wilson (Connie), French Lick, Indiana, Joe Wilson (Cathi), French Lick, Indiana, one Sister, Paula Biggar, Atlanta, Georgia. Several Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana. A Celebration of Life will be conducted by Pastor Craig Chestnut at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11th, 2019 with fellowship to follow after at the Victory Baptist Church located at the end of Bears Bend Road in French Lick, Indiana. The family would appreciate in receiving cards sharing fond stories and memories of Willy.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Harold Combs

April 16, 1929 — Oct. 07, 2019

Harold Combs, age 90, of Paoli, Indiana entered into eternal rest at Springs Valley Meadows on Monday, October 7th, 2019.

He was born April 16th, 1929 in Happy, Kentucky to John Henry and Bertie Combs. Harold was proceeded in death by his parents, one Brother, Grant Combs Jr., one Sister, Ethel Vernon, and one Nephew, Willis “Junior” Vernon. He married Mae Gresham on December 26th, 1951. Harold was a member of the Springs Valley Nazarene Church, American Legion Post #76, and was a Korean Army Veteran in the Signal Corp. He enjoyed camping, traveling and being outdoors.

Harold is survived by, Wife, Mae Combs, Paoli, Indiana, two Sons, Bill Combs, Paoli, Indiana, Rick Combs, Bedford, Indiana, one Daughter, Sharon Burton, Fort Myers, Florida, six Grandchildren, Amber Burton, Cory Combs, Ryan Burton, Cody Combs, Jonnie Combs, and Dominic Combs. two Great-Grandchildren, Harper Combs and Will Bartels.

Cremation was chosen with a private burial to be held at Ames Chapel Cemetery on a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

William Wagner

William Morris Wagner, 61, of Bloomington passed away Oct. 4, 2019.

He is survived by children, William J. Wagner of Bedford, Nikki L. Miller of Shelbyville and Jesse L. French of Bedford.

Per his wishes, William will be cremated.

October 09, 2019

Sally Tillett

April 16, 1961 — Oct. 07, 2019

Sally I. (Knight) Tillett, 58, of Orleans, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Paoli Health and Living Center.

Born April 16, 1961, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Kenny Knight and Lena (Glover) Cook. She married Daniel “Danny” Tillett on June 1, 1979, and he survives.  She was a homemaker and member of the Orleans Christian Church. She enjoyed baking and watching Orleans boys’ basketball.

Survivors include her husband, Danny, of Orleans; two daughters, Melinda (Denny) Smoot, of Mitchell and Laura (Jess) Walters of Newburgh; five grandchildren, Danica, Brayden and Cadence Tillett and Sampson and Syler Walters; a sister, Tammy (Jeff) Barrett, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Jesse Hughes and Bryan Hughes, both of Bedford; a cousin who was raised with her, James Glover, of Heltonville.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandmother, Helen I. Glover, who raised her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Cancer Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Edward Emery Jr.

Edward Wilder Emery Jr., passed away Oct. 3, 2019, in Manchester, Michigan, after a lengthy illness.

Although his territory became quite small in his later years, his kingdom remained vast. Equipped with a radio, newspapers, books and a cup of coffee, he always knew what was happening in the world and was ready to discuss it. His memory was astonishing; he enjoyed telling old stories and hearing new ones.

He listened to Saturday night bluegrass and read the Sunday morning comics with fervor. He was well read, and the only thing he liked better than a good book was a corny joke. A life-long Cubs fan, his perseverance was rewarded in 2016 when they won the World Series.

Ed was the son of Joan Wilder Emery and Edward W. Emery, Sr. His siblings are Lucy (Karl) Otzen, Joan (George) Lammers and Will (Bonnie Serkin) Emery. Ed was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1934. He grew up in Chicago and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he spent many happy days on the water. He attended Thatcher School in California before entering Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he met his wife, Ginny.

He served in the North Atlantic on a Navy destroyer escort from 1957 to 1960.

Ed held many occupations in his life, eventually settling into farming in Bedford. While in Bedford, he was very grateful to serve in the Salvation Army as a sergeant major. He and Ginny divorced in 1970 but remarried in 2000. In 2009 they moved to Manchester, Michigan where he spent his final years.

He held a special reverence for nature and delighted at the sight of a rare bird or family of deer. He read his Bible every day, and his strong faith sustained him. Ed believed he had been granted several second chances, and he worked hard to deserve them. Throughout his illness, his concern was for his wife and family, rarely for himself. He mentored, entertained and educated them, and taught them how to live and also how to die. He believed in leaving this world better than he had found it, and that is exactly what he did.

He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Burch Emery; their children together are Edward (Gail Sebesta) Emery III, William Emery and Anne (Thomas) Adams. His children with his second wife, Marlene (Batz) Emery, include Timothy Emery, Joan Emery and Christopher Emery. His grandchildren are Carli Emery, Kate Emery, Eamon Emery, Grace Adams, Martha Adams and Stacy Dunning.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea, Michigan on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m.

Donations in his honor can be made to the Bedford Salvation Army, 1629 K. St., Bedford, IN 47421.

Gregory Wade

Sept. 08, 1960 — Oct. 07, 2019

Gregory Lynn Wade, 59, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at his residence.

Born Sept. 8, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of Lynn and Nedra (Jackson) Wade. Greg was employed at Morrison Metal Weld and enjoyed farming. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1978. Greg was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M. and Grand Commandery of Knights Templar.

Survivors include his sons, Blake (Carrie) Wade of Mitchell, David Wade of Bedford, and Daniel Wade of Dallas, Texas; parents, Lynn and Nedra Wade of Bedford; granddaughter, Lillie Wade; and sister, Julie (David) Karvoski of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jim Valentine officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Tunnelton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M. will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneral home.com.

Charles Duncan

Dec. 03, 1963 — Oct. 08, 2019

Charles Russell “Chuck” Duncan, 55, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Bedford, IN, died at 1:03 am on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at the Hosparus Health Center in Louisville, KY.

Born December 3, 1963 in Bedford, he was the son of Russell and Mary Frances (Vincent) Duncan. He married Dyan Welsh on April 26, 2008 and she survives. He was a crew leader for INDOT State Highway and a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dyan, of Louisville, KY; two daughters, Miranda Duncan, of Bedford and Addison Duncan, of Louisville; a granddaughter, Brylee Pursell, of Bedford; a sister, Carla Wade and husband, Barry, of Bedford; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Carl and Gracie Vincent and a son, Dylan Charles Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, October 11th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

J. Denise Salmon

July 14, 1953 — Oct. 04, 2019

J. Denise (Andis) Salmon, 66, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at 1:18 p.m. at IU Health in Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Bedford on July 14, 1953, to Ray and Geneva (Blake) Andis. Denise married Mark Salmon in 1998 and he preceded her in death in 2016. She attended Fayetteville High School and worked in customer service at Comcast.

Survivors include two daughters, Nicki (Eddie) Burton and Sonya (Derrick Lahrman) Toma, one son, B. Kyle Davidson, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Sandy Westerman and Sue George, sister-in-law, Linda Andis, and many nieces and nephews. Denise was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mark Salmon, three brothers, Larry Andis, Jerry Andis, Hubert Andis.

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

Loretta Meyer

Loretta Meyer, 51, of English, died Sunday, Oct. 6. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

William Wagner

William Morris Wagner, 61, of Bloomington, died Friday, Oct. 4. Per his wishes he will be cremated. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel.

Justin Bridges

A Celebration of Life service for Justin C. Bridges, 46, Cincinnati, formerly of Mitchell, who died Aug. 2, will be from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at Carpenter Banquet Hall in Mitchell.

October 08, 2019

Harold Turpin

Dec. 19, 1938 — Oct. 06, 2019

Harold M. “Butch” Turpin, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 19, 1938, to Floyd Turpin and Ruby (Fullen) Reynolds. Butch was the owner/operator of Butch’s Tree Service in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Jo Edwards of Mitchell, two sons, Justin (Shella) Turpin of Springville and Jay (Cherise) Turpin of Bedford, seven grandchildren, Phil Cardenas, Dustin (Heather) Turpin, Justice Turpin, Crestan Turpin, Jennifer Turpin, Tori Turpin, Jade Geary, four great grandchildren, Makayla Parrott, Caleb Parrott, Liam Turpin, and Elsie Turpin, like a son and dear friend, Terry Clark, two sisters, Marcella Sears and her husband, William Jack Sears of Bedford, and Vonda Reynolds of Bedford, nephew, Jackie Neal Sears, two nieces, Amy (Tony) Wray and Julie (Glen) Henderson.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Morris “Sparky” Reynolds, brother, Bobby Holsapple, sister, Mary Jane Turpin

Cremation was chosen with burial in Dive Cemetery in Bedford at a later date.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Guyeula Kern

Nov. 12, 1925 — Oct. 04, 2019

Guyeula Bundy Kern, 93, of Seymour, passed away in her room at Carmel Health & Living, Carmel at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from the effects of a recent stroke.

Guyeula, known by friends as “Mike” was born in Lawrence County in 1925 to Harry and Lena (Elkins) Bundy and was a graduate of Fayetteville High School in 1944. She lived in Seymour from 1968 to 1996 prior to moving to Carmel to be closer to family.

She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Seymour where she sang in the choir and attended services and events on a frequent basis and was a Deaconess. She worked at the Crane Naval Depot during World War II, served as a school librarian at Fayetteville High School and a customer service representative at Sears in Seymour. She was a long-time employee in customer service at Seymour Manufacturing before retiring.

Survivors include her daughter Debra, sons Michael and Bill, grandchildren, Angie Thompson, Laura Zapp, Justin Kern, Joe Kern, Kern Wheeling, Jordan Kern, Nick Kern, Georgie Kern and Wyatt Kern, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother, James Bundy along with many nieces and nephews.

Guyeula was preceded in death by her parents, husband George (Bill), brothers, Charles and Herschel Bundy; four sisters, Helen Wagner, Lyoma May, Margaret Blanda, and Gladys Thorne, loving daughter Suellen Terry and daughter-in-law Mary Kern.

Guyeula will always be remembered as a positive and cheerful influence on her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Family and friends may call from 12:00-1:30 p.m., Prayer Service at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Larry Tingle officiating, followed by burial service at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Seymour, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

James Ramsay

March 10, 1930 — Oct. 06, 2019

Mr. James L. Ramsay, age 89, of Pekin, passed away Sunday, October 6 at his home.

Mr. Ramsay was born March 10, 1930 in Bartlettsville, Lawrence County, Indiana, the son of Earl Ross Ramsay and Eva Lena Kinser Chastain. He was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich and Washington County Highway Department. He was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church.

James was preceded in death by his wife: Louise Floyd Ramsay, a brother: Harry Ramsay, three sisters: Mable Axsom, Hazel Vernon, and Jo Southern and his parents.

He is survived by a son: Gary Ramsay (Angie) of Pekin, three daughters: Gloria Gray (Tommy) of Pekin, Cathy Spaulding (Keith) of Pekin and Cherie Baker of Pekin, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Olive Branch Cemetery, c/o Carl Hudgens, 2807 S. Franklin School Road, Pekin, IN 47165.

Jerry Myers

March 26, 1938 — Oct. 06, 2019

Mr. Jerry G. Myers, age 81, of Salem, passed away Sunday, October 6 at Meadowview Health Care and Rehab.

Mr. Myers was born March 26, 1938 in Medora, Indiana the son of Claude and Nellie Myers. He retired from Childcraft Industries in 2000 after 40 years. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, Salem Moose Lodge, and Salem Senior Citizens. He was a former member of the Salem Eagles, F.O.P and V.F.W.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Newanna Howard Myers of Salem, and one nephew, Dean Murphy. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Joyce Rainbolt, a sister, Jean Glor and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11AM-time of service.

October 07, 2019

Ronald Leonard

Oct. 20, 1947 — Oct. 04, 2019

Ronald, “Ronnie” Leonard, 71 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Friday October 4, 2019 at his residence.

He was born October 20, 1947 in French Lick, Indiana to Paul Leonard and Maryanna Payton. He married Bonnie Mink on April 25, 1979 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Leonard and Maryanna Payton; 2 brothers, Jack Leonard and Bobby Rex Leonard; 3 sisters, Ruth Ann, Janet Sue, and Patsy Fae Leonard. Ronald was an employee at Paoli INC for 20 years and retired from Mi-Lin Wood working. He was a US Navy Veteran Vietnam.

Survivors include spouse; Bonnie Leonard, Paoli, IN, three sons; Christopher and Anna Leonard, Falls Church, VA, Michael Paul and Cindy Leonard, Evansville, IN, Dustin Emery Leonard, Paoli, IN, one brother; Johnny Leonard, Paoli, IN, three sisters; Juanita Claspul, Mooresville, IN, Zola Grey, French Lick, IN, Rosemary Fields, English, IN, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday October 8, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli IN. Interment will follow at Moores Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, IN. Visitation to be held Monday October 7, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and at 9;00 A.M. until services at 11:00 A.M. at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli IN. Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Ronald Baer

May 19, 1947 — Oct. 04, 2019

Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Baer, age 72, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest at his residence on Friday, October 4th, 2019.

He was born in Dubois, Indiana on May 19th, 1947 to Lawrence J. and Emily Dora (Merchand) Baer. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and four Brothers, Johnny Baer, Martin Baer, Robert Lee Baer and one in infancy, two Sisters, Lilly Shipman and Mary Jane Emmitt.

He was previously employed at the French Lick Springs Hotel as a cook and attended the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church. Ronnie enjoyed spending time outdoors visiting with neighbors, reading books, coloring and spending quality time with family and friends.

He is survived by: three Sisters, Betty Mathies, Louisville, Tennessee, Pat Hussion, Camby, Indiana, Sharon Howard, North Port, Florida; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Haysville Community Cemetery in Haysville, Indiana. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Pet Services, 1827 S. Forest Drive, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Rosa Keltner

Dec. 30, 1935 — Oct. 03, 2019

Mrs. Rosa L Keltner, aged 83, 9 months and 3 days, passed away Thursday, October 3 at home.

Mrs. Keltner was born December 30, 1935 in Adair County, Kentucky the daughter of Bill and Mary Lizzy Sneed Coomer. She was retired from Child Craft. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Rosa is survived by two sons: Cody Lee Keltner (Paula) of Salem and Clifton William Keltner (Debbie) of Vallonia, a daughter: Cheri Thomas (Donnie Smith) of Jamestown, Kentucky, one brother: Roger Coomer of Louisville, Kentucky, one sister: Helen Rogers of Camden, Tennessee, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Cody Russell Keltner on August 23, 2019. They were married February 11, 1956, one brother: Eugene Coomer, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 6 at 5PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5PM at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

October 06, 2019

Kent Robbins

Aug. 12, 1959 — Oct. 02, 2019

Kent William Robbins, 60, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, at his home in Bedford, Indiana.

Kent was born on August 12, 1959, in Salem, Indiana, and was the only child of Fred William and Betty Lou (Morris) Robbins. An Air Force brat, Kent lived in Germany, Texas, New York, Maine, and Colorado as a child. Following Fred’s retirement, the family settled in Paoli, Indiana, and Kent graduated from Paoli High School in 1977.

Kent spent 35 years working at Paoli, Inc. He began by sweeping the factory floors and, ultimately, climbed his way up the company ladder and served as a vice president for many years. Kent’s talent and eye for design were greatly respected throughout the office furniture industry.

Kent is survived by the light of his life and his best friend, his son, Alexander William Robbins, Alex’s wife Caitlin (Brim) Robbins, and granddaughter, Ainsley Elizabeth Robbins, whom he adored and affectionately called “Princess” or “Chucky,” depending on the face she was making.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Woodrow and Juna Robbins, Coy and Beatrice Morris, and step-grandfather Ernest Peavey.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to a fund for Ainsley.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

Freddie Lenning

Sept. 03, 1938 — Oct. 03, 2019

Freddie Charles Lenning, 81, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Garden Villa of Bloomington.

Born September 3, 1938 in Koleen, Indiana, he was the son of Clyde and Genevieve (Haywood) Lenning. He retired from General Electric in maintenance after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Bloomington American Legion Post 18, Bloomington VFW Post 604 and a Life Member of the Crane VFW post 9297. He was a Boy Scout Leader when his children were growing up. He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors and his beloved mule, Francis.

Surviving relatives include: his children, Mary Runyon (Roger) of Paragon, Charles Lenning of Jefferson City, Missouri and Michael Lenning (Ronessa) of Bloomington; his siblings, Nick Lenning (Carolyn) of Spencer, Doris Hawkins of Jasonville and Brady Lenning of Piqua, Kansas; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosetta Collins, Brother, John Lenning and his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Larry Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Scotland cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Indiana Horse Council or the VFW. Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

James Wilbur

March 17, 1936 — Oct. 04, 2019

James “Jim” L. Wilbur, 83 of Bloomington passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Born in Bloomington on March 17, 1936, he was the son of Ward and Mary (Taylor) Inman. He married Lois (Bock) Durnal Wilbur 14 years ago. Jim retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 136. He was a member of the Smithville Christian Church. Jim enjoyed volunteering as a coach with the Ellettsville Little League and the Ellettsville Babe Ruth League helping to guide many kids in the game of baseball for several years.

James is survived by his Wife, Lois (Bock) Durnal Wilbur; Children, Jan (Dan) Smith, Stan (Dereasa) Durnal, Joy (Jeff) Hilycord, Scott (Peggy) Durnal, and Jim (Lisa) Wilbur; Grandchildren, Josh (Stacy) Wilbur, Sharla (Kip) Smith, Jenny Hickman, Lindsey Wilbur, Katey Wilbur, Amanda (Austin) Hausner, Staci Watkins, Ashley (Brace) Rutledge, Kasey (Jon) Ray, Kramer Fancher, Bethany (Jeffrey) Everroad, Heather (Dillon Sullivan) Durnal, and Annie (Leighton) Schoolcraft; Twenty-One Great-Grandchildren, and Aunt, Annie Bruce.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Mary Inman; Father, Ward Inman; Daughter, Cynthia Morron; and first wife, Sarah Katherine Wilbur.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with Pastor Kyle Crafton officiating. Burial is to follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Share condolences, memories and more with James’s family by visiting his tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com.

Virginia Applegate

July 05, 1918 — Oct. 04, 2019

Virginia E. Applegate, age 101 of Linton, passed away peacefully at 2:17 P.M. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Glenburn Home in Linton.

She was born in Gilmore on July 5, 1918, the daughter of Elwin & Elizabeth (NIcholson) McBride. Virginia retired from Peoples Trust Company in Linton where she worked as a bank teller for many years. She and her late husband, Bill, enjoyed traveling and golfing during their retirement.

She is survived by her husband Bill’s niece, Betty Cox and husband, Bobby Cox of Worthington, and a special friend, Pam Robertson of Linton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Paul Young, and second husband, Bill Applegate.

Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Graveside service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Online condolences may be shared at www.welchcornett.com.

Stephen Sparks

Stephen T. Sparks , 69 , of Cleveland OH, died Thursday, Aug. 15. Inurnment 10:00 a.m. Friday October 11, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

Laura San Pietro

Laura Ellen San Pietro, 63, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

Larry Holman

Larry James Holman, 79, of Bloomington, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home.

October 05, 2019

Rosie Elliott

July 23, 1922 — Oct. 03, 2019

Rosie S Elliott, 97, of Dubois Indiana, formerly of Orleans, Indiana, passed away Thursday October 3, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana.

She was born July 23, 1922 in Blaine, Kentucky to John and Ella Skaggs. She married Hollie Elliott on December 18, 1937 and he precedes her in death.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hollie Elliott; parents John and Ella Skaggs; sons Billy and Harvey Elliott; three brothers, Henry Skaggs, Leonard Skaggs, and Ruby Smith; five sisters, Rhoda Stevens, Sylvia Sluss, Laura Barton, Golda Eldridge and Genoa Murphy.

She attended Orleans Church of the Nazarene and Orleans Senior Citizens. She worked in domestic work in many homes in the Paoli, Indiana area; Rosie also worked at the Ritz Restaurant and Hotel and was an avid gardener.

Survivors include: Son, Roger and Jeanette Elliott, Dubois, IN, Daughter, Flora and John Mosson, French Lick, IN, six Grandchildren, seven Great-Grandchildren, and four Great-Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Sunday October 6, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery in Orleans, Indiana. Visitation to be held Saturday October 5, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. until time of service on Sunday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. Lewis Williams will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Velma Martindale

Sept. 19, 1943 — Oct. 03, 2019

Velma Jean Helton Martindale, 76, of Springville, died at 9:55 am on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at White River Lodge.

Born September 19, 1943 in Loogootee, she was the daughter of Oscar and Thelma (Botkin) Helton. She married James Martindale on March 31, 1964 and he preceded her in death on March 22, 2015. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two children, Terri Marie (Kent) Robbins, of Bedford, and James (Lana) Martindale, Jr. “Doodle”, of Springville; eight grandchildren, Jason Veatch, Shawna Roberts, Jena Clouse, Kristina Clouse, Brent Veatch, Allison Rayhill, Thomas Martindale “T.J.”, and Cinnamon Martindale; three brothers, Brchel, Kenny and Garrett Helton; a sister, Anita Mae Phegley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Shawn Redding; two brothers, Lowell and Oscar Helton; three sisters, Sharon Harper, Ruby and Myrtle Helton, and a grandson (at birth).

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 04, 2019

Mary Davis

July 07, 1923 — Oct. 02, 2019

Mary Alice Davis, 96, of Bedford, died Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at Garden Villa.

Born July 7, 1923 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles and Vivian (Fultz) Rout. She married William Kindred in 1941 and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1952. She later married William Davis. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1941. She retired as a secretary for the Transportation and Maintenance Department of the North Lawrence Community Schools after twenty-four years. She was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church since 1937, a volunteer with Dunn Memorial Pink Ladies, the Bedford Hiking Club, and Lambda Chi Omega Sorority.

Survivors include a grandson, Brian Pace, of Boston, MA; two nieces, Jill (William) Tatom, of Bedford and Judy (Rick) Rutledge, of IL; a son-in-law, Bruce (Kelley) Whittredge. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Kindred; her former husband, William Davis; a daughter, Charlene Whittredge; a sister, Frances Meadows; a brother, Raymond Rout; two nephews, Dale Meadows and Donald Rout; a niece, Marilyn Sherman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leatherwood Cemetery Assoc. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 03, 2019

Adeline Fortner

Nov. 16, 1924 — Oct. 02, 2019

Adeline L. (Taylor) Fortner 94 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at 12:30 a.m. at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation.

She was born in Oolitic on Nov. 16, 1924, to Eph and Eva (Morrow) Taylor. Adeline married John D. Fortner Jr. on Jan. 31, 1942, and he preceded in 2004. She was a homemaker and member of the Mitchell Nazarene Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Darlene (Todd) Fortner Clark of Laguna Niguel, California, one son, Danny (Carolyn) Fortner of Bedford, three brothers, Emery Taylor and Guy Taylor of Bedford, Gerald (Jake) Taylor of Mitchell, one sister, Wanda Cunnington of Bedford, six grandchildren, Darren Fortner of Bedford, Rhonda Taylor of Evansville, Stacie Gassman of Austin, Texas, Melisa Rodgers of Laguna Niguel, California, Michele Clark of San Juan Capistrano, California, Todd Clark Jr. of San Clemente, California,12 Great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, James Taylor, Norman Taylor, Glen Taylor, and Herman Taylor, four sisters, Angie Taylor, Josephine Hughes, Christine Strunk, and Ocie Brown

Funeral service will be on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Mitchell Nazarene Church, Third Street and Grissom Avenue, Mitchell, with Pastor Joel Parsons, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Saturday from noon until service at the church.

Eric Holmquist

Dec. 12, 1956 — Oct. 02, 2019

Eric Raymond Holmquist, 62, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 12, 1956, in Elgin, IL, he was the son of Lester and Janet Holmquist. He married Marsha Mitchell on Nov. 7, 1987 and she survives. He was an electrical technician at NWSC Crane and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha, of Bedford; a son, Evan Holmquist, of Bloomington; a daughter, Abby Karr and husband, Nicholas, of Anderson, IN; two brothers, Edward Holmquist and wife, Connie, and Earl Holmquist and wife, Debbie; a sister, Eva Sherard and husband, Terry; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Emily Holmquist.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

William Neighbors

Nov. 08, 1956 — Sept. 29, 2019

William M. Neighbors, 62, of Springville, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Born November 8, 1956, he was the son of Thomas and Lois (Brawnlee) Neighbors. He retired in 2009 after thirty years as a machine operator and fork truck driver for General Motors. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #440.

Survivors include his partner for twenty-five years, Evelyn Hughes; children, Thomas Schwander and Sabrina Dykstra, both of Florida, and William George Neighbors, of Orleans; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Abigail, and Emma Schwander, Logan and Joslyn Dykstra, and Lyric Neighbors; extended family children, Lisa Pinkston (Aaron), Billy Harkness (Kiley); extended grandchildren, Tessa Stickney (Uriah), Tanaea Harkness, Elizabeth Harkness, and Taylor Johnson; extended great-grandchildren, Jacelyn Golden, Jayda, Aiden, and Liam Harkness and Raylan Farler; sisters, Patty (Ron) Holland, of Plymouth, MI, Carol Neighbors, of Austin, TX, Susan Lapham Neighbors, of Walled Lake, MI, Janet (Guy) Boitos, of Bloomfield Hills, MI; a brother, John Neighbors, of Plymouth, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Austin Lapham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Bob Courson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with the funeral at 2 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Lula Bean

April 01, 1936 — Oct. 01, 2019

Lula Belle Bean, 83 of Leavenworth, passed away October 1, 2019 at Harrison County Hospital of Corydon.

She was born April 1, 1936 in Eckerty to parents, Jacob & Blanche (Hammond) Lane. She married Kenneth Bean November 21, 1953. Lula Belle Bean was a member of Tunnel Hill Free Methodist Church of English and she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her Sons, Steve Bean, of Eckerty, Richard Bean, of Marengo, Tim Bean, of Milltown, and Daniel Bean, of Leavenworth; and several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Bean, and Kenneth Paul Bean; brothers, Elmer, Ernest, Earl, Paul, Melvin, Andrew and Jack Lane.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday, October 4 at Tunnel Hill Free Methodist Church of English. Funeral will be 11am Saturday October 5 at the Church. Bro. Adam Stroud will officiate. Burial will be in Wickliffe Cemetery.  Online condolences can be expressed  at www.mcadamsmortuary.com.

Barbara Roberts

Feb. 13, 1939 — Oct. 01, 2019

Barbara Joan Roberts, 80, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on February 13, 1939 in Heltonville, Indiana to parents Eithel and Sylvia Smith. Barbara was a long-time member of New Horizon Church. She worked for MCCSC before retiring in 1996. She enjoyed crocheting, coloring, gardening, singing and dancing to music, rocking her babies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her children: Bruce Roberts, Dana Reynolds (Billy), Anthony Roberts (Jill), and Tammy Chasteen (Patrick). She loved her grandchildren: Chantel Chasteen (Shayne), Whitney King (Mitchell), Thurston and McKayla Reynolds, Brandon (Kelsey) and Noah Roberts, and Tommy (Amanda) and Tyler Bowlen; her precious great-grandchildren, Elane and Libby McElhinney, Jackson and Ali King, Brealynn and Brynlee Roberts, and Evelyn and Isaac Bowlen. Barbara is also survived by her brother, Tom Smith (Vicki), and sisters, Nancy Hartman (Larry), Rose Sowders, Margaret Hollars, Debbie Harrington, and Teresa Ping (Jeff), and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Thomas Bowlen; husband, Dale E. Roberts; son, Marty Bowlen; granddaughter Crista Johnson, and great-grandson, Cooper Bowlen.

Our mother was sweet, loving, kind, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was the BEST mother and grandmother and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She never knew a stranger and was always there for us. We love you, always.

Visitation will be held Sunday October 6, 2019 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S Old State Road 37, Bloomington. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 7, 2019 with Pastor Richard Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Lester Albertson

July 25, 1953 — Oct. 01, 2019

Lester “Buck” Albertson, 66 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Tuesday October 1, 2019 at his residence.

He was born July 25, 1953 in Salem, Indiana to Leslie Albertson and Iverna Lee Albertson. He married Osha Marie Lewis Albertson on May 7, 1983 and she precedes him in death. He was preceded in death by his wife Osha Marie Albertson; parents Leslie & Iverna Lee Albertson; son, Stacy Albertson; sister, Rose Marie “Rea” Myers; brothers, Barton Albertson, Earl Albertson, David Albertson, and great-granddaughter, Halle Mae Jones.

He was of the Protestant Faith. He worked as a CNC programmer for Peerless Gear Tecumseh, Salem IN and Turkey & Chicken Farms manager. Lester enjoyed wood working, working on cars, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: three sons, Greg Albertson, and Michelle Chandler, Paoli, IN, Kenny and Dessica Albertson, Paoli, IN, and Rick Lewis, Paoli, IN, one daughter, Tracy Albertson, and Jesse Hughett, Paoli, IN, one brother, Rex Albertson, Campbellsburg, IN, one sister, Linda Wininger, Paoli, IN, fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday October 5, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana. Visitation to be held Friday October 4, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and from 11:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454. Randy Albertson will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

Luther Granger

Luther Christopher “Luke” Granger, 58, of Quincy, died Monday, Sept. 30. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. at McCormicks Creek State Park at the Red Bud Shelter. Arrangements by Costin Funeral Chapel.

October 02, 2019

Herbert Comello

May 21, 1940 — Sept. 25, 2019

Herbert J. Comello, 79, of Orleans, passed away at 11:50 AM on September 25, 2019 at his residence.

He was born May 21, 1940 in Staten Island, NY, the son of Frank and Suzanne (Falzone) Comello. He married Sue E. (Baker) Comello on May 24, 1986 and she survives. He worked for the State Highway Dept. for eleven years and was a member of the 741 Labors Union. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Orleans American Legion Post 69.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; one son, Seth Comello (Cara) of Orleans; three brother-in-laws, Darrell, Dale and Donald Baker; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Susan Smith and one brother, Frank Comello.

The funeral will be at 1:00 on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at a later date. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans American Legion Post 69.

Online condolences may expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Donald Voelker

May 20, 1925 — Oct. 01, 2019

Donald Frederick Voelker, 94 of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

He was born May 20, 1925 in Lanesville, Indiana to Frederick and Anna Zollman Voelker. He received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University – River Forest and his master’s degree from Indiana University – Bloomington. Don married Wilma Lorrene Kern on May 11, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna, IN. She preceded him in death August 4, 2019.

He taught at Lutheran schools for many years including Corunna, Indiana for 7 years, St. John’s White Creek for 20 years and retired in 1990 from Woodburn Lutheran School, Woodburn, Indiana after 18 years. Don had a love for music. He was church organist for 49 years, started the church choir and led it at St. John’s -White Creek for many years. He also sang with the Lutheran Men’s Choir. He was involved with the Indiana District Evangelism and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church – White Creek.

He loved to garden and was especially interested in nut trees, growing pecans and english walnuts. He was a sports enthusiast, rooting for Indiana and Kentucky. His greatest love and enjoyment came from spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his loving wife, Wilma. Don is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 72 years, Wilma, and his brothers, Martin and Oscar Voelker.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Lorrene Felker of Valencia, CA, John (Theresa) Voelker of San Francisco, CA, Jim (Charlotte) Voelker of Butlerville, IN and Pastor Steve (Linda) Voelker of Ft. Wayne, IN, his sister, Norma Blank of Lanesville, IN, his grandchildren, Brandon (Diana) Crews of Encino, CA, Lynn Voelker of San Francisco, CA, Dustin (Lindsey) Voelker of Columbus, IN, Derrek (Josh) Voelker of Panama City Beach, FL, Hannah (Adam) Cooper of North Vernon, IN, Michael (Abby) Voelker of Ft. Wayne, IN, Emily (Nathan) Miller of Indianapolis, IN and Brittany (Andrew) Peasley of Holland, MI. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Mila Voelker, Raegan Cooper, Aiden Miller, Kylani Miller, Mira Miller, Rylee Peasley, Avaleigh Peasley and Felicity Peasley.

Friends may gather with Don’s family from 2:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274 and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, October 7, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church – White Creek with Pastor Justin Whitmore officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his sweetheart at St. John’s Lutheran Church – White Creek Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran School – White Creek or Trinity High School in care of Burkholder Chapel.

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

October 01, 2019

Lawrence Gilstrap

Aug. 09, 1932 — Sept. 27, 2019

Lawrence Edward Gilstrap, 87, of Heltonville passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 9, 1932 he was the son of Stanley Raymond and Dorothy (Axsom) Gilstrap. He married Virginia Gayle Brown on April 6, 1951 and she survives. He was a maintenance supervisor at Brunner’s Engineering, retiring in 1994. He also worked at WF Meyers. Edward loved airplanes, mowing grass and mushroom hunting. He attended Tunnelton High School and Englewood Baptist Church. Edward was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Korea. He also earned a Certificate of Journeyman Planer.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Gayle Gilstrap of Heltonville; one son, Edward Eugene “Gene” (Dalene) Gilstrap of Bedford; three daughters, Lee Anne (Perry Thomas) East, Susan (Patrick) Nead of Bloomington, Dorothy “Dot” Stout of Bedford; six grandsons, Tommy (Darlene) East, Stephen (Holly) East, Nathan (Ashley) Qualkenbush, Neal (Jessie) Qualkenbush, Isiah Killion, Elijah Killion; five granddaughters, Lisa (Brad) Current, Tia (Shanon) Hiles, Erin (Darren) Speer, Caitlin (Nathen) Bryant, Erica Stout-Carlson; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Thomas, Betty Jo Brown, Bonnie Clifton, Owetta Flinn; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ray Gilstrap and Robert D. Gilstrap; sisters, Nellie Allen, Virginia Durr, Helen Sovern, and Jean Horner.

Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Perry Thomas East and Pastor Stephen Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 -8 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Erna Todd

June 21, 1930 — Sept. 27, 2019

Erna Eugene “Ernie” Todd, 89, of Bedford went to be with our Lord Friday, September 27, 2019 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born, June 21, 1930 in Lawrence County, IN; he was the son of the late Earl and Myrtle (Wade) Todd. Ernie married Maxine Abrams on May 12, 1950, and they had 69 years together. He was a retired Boiler Operator in the power plant at Indiana University. Ernie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, auctions, spending time with his family, and a good cup of coffee.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine (Abrams) Todd, one son, Robert Eugene Todd (Anne), granddaughters, April Haskett (Bryce), Rachel Guthrie (Troy), and Amanda Flynn (Adam), great-grandchildren, Luke Haskett, Olivia Haskett, Grace Haskett, Eva Haskett, Abigail Guthrie, Brandt Guthrie, Coleson Stiles, Case Stiles, Caylee Stiles, Knox Flynn, Nick Flynn, Eli Flynn, and Bella Flynn. He was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Wayne Todd, and sisters, Evalene Bryant, Norma Cox, and Vergie Helms.

Visitation will be 11am-1pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Funeral services will be 1:00pm Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Michael Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Greene County.  Family and friends may express condolences at thefuneralchapel.net.

Jackie Callahan

Aug. 01, 1932 — Sept. 27, 2019

Jackie D. “Jack” Callahan, 87, of Mooresville, passed away on Friday September 27, 2019 at 11:37 p.m. at The Waters of Martinsville.

He was born in Indianapolis on August 1, 1932 to Fred Callahan and Helen (Brown) Wicker. He married Sylvia Audrey Callahan on December 17, 1955 and she preceded him in death. Jack was a graduate of Bedford High School and, he was a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force, he served in Korea and England where he met his wife Audrey. Jack was a founding member of the Mooresville Eagles, was a member of the Stone City Aquanauts Club, member of the American Legion and V.F.W in Mooresville. He loved wood working and working in his machine shop, loved dancing, he wrote poetry, coached little league baseball, and spending time with his loving family. Jack worked at RCA, Mallory, Dickey and Sons, Diamond Chain and Jacobs as an electrical engineer before being self-employed, he opened Callahan Sales and Engineering in Mooresville.

Survivors include two daughters, Avril Fisher of Huntington and Mavis Callahan-Rose of Mooresville, one son, James (Lisa) Callahan of Nashville, grandchildren, Turn (Megan) Bush, Brian (Alisha) Bush, Lindsey Rose Brewer, Aidan Callahan, and Cordelia Callahan, great grandchildren, Ben Bush, Audrey Bush, Melanie Bush, Adley Bush, Blake Pruett and Eli Brewer, two brothers, Tim Callahan and John Callahan, one sister, Susan Callahan. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Audrey.

Funeral services are on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Hwy. Bedford, Indiana 47421. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Post #33. Visitation will be on Thursday from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday October 5, 2019 at the Mooresville Eagles.

James Brown

Nov. 07, 1955 — Sept. 30, 2019

Mr. James R. Brown, age 63, of Salem, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at the home of his mother, Evalyn Brown.

Mr. Brown was born November 7, 1955 in Washington County, Indiana the son of Robert B. and Evalyn Middleton Brown. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

James is survived by his mother: Evalyn Brown of Salem, one daughter: Brittany Vertrees (Patrick) of Jeffersonville, and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his father: Robert B. Brown, a brother: Joey Brown and grandparents: Orville and Delora Middleton and Claude I. and Mary Brown.

Cremation was chosen and no services will be held.  Condolences can be made at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

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