Obituaries — October 2022

Oct. 31, 2022

No obituaries reported

Oct. 29, 2022

Virginia (Ginny) May Deckard

May 29, 1929 — Oct. 28, 2022

Virginia (Ginny) May Deckard, 93, of Bedford, passed away to go home to be with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022 at her home, surrounded by family.

Born May 29, 1929 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Stanley and Mary Fay (Young) Hicks. She married Dale B. Deckard on September 4, 1948 and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2010, after 61 years of marriage.

She was a graduate of the Bedford High School class of 1947. She retired as an Instrument Mechanic from Naval Weapons Support Center in 1989 after 21 years of employment. She was an active member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly and loved her church family and church activities. Her hobbies through the years included reading, gardening, mushroom hunting, motorcycle riding, traveling, watching IU basketball, working puzzles, and eating out. She so enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she loved her outings and shopping with her best friend, Darlene Hudson. Her advice was “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and “Stop and smell the roses.”

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Corbin and husband Bruce, of Bloomington; her son, Terry Deckard and wife Peggy, of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Jonna Deckard, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brandon Deckard (Nikki), Whitney Harrison (Toby), Brian Corbin (Missy Devillez), Amy Silvernail (Steven), Jerod Jennings (Chelsey), and Ryan Deckard; eleven great- grandchildren, Griffin and Anna Deckard, Blayne, Brylee and Braylen Harrison, Joel, Eli, Zachary, and Isaiah Silvernail, Maritt and Elouise Jennings; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale; her son, Dennis Dale Deckard; sister, Roberta Young; brother, Stanley Eugene Hicks; and a half-sister, Matilda Selph.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1st and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, all at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Faith Assembly.

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

Gloria Dean Arthur

Aug. 02, 1933— Oct. 27, 2022

Gloria Dean Arthur, 89, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a lengthy illness.

Born August 2, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Emery and Marguerite (Link) Charles. Gloria was a 1951 graduate of Bedford High School.

Gloria retired from RCA and had attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her yard, and caring for her beloved pets. She was an avid Pacers fan.

Survivors include her son, William D. (Debbie) Arthur of Mitchell; six grandchildren, Tanner Summers of Bedford, Tyler (McKenzie) Arthur of Mitchell, Kayla Arthur of Mitchell, Brett Arthur of Mitchell, Chad Reynolds of Tucson, Arizona and Travis (Sarah) Reynolds of Bedford; 9 great grandchildren, Kori Arthur, Elsi Arthur, Yali Arthur, Hayden Reynolds, Grant Reynolds, Noah High, Isabelle High, Dexton Summer and Adelaide Summers; and sister Wanda (Ronnie) Weilbaker of Bedford.

Her parents; daughter, Renee Summers; and siblings, Betty Spires, Robert Charles, and Jack Charles preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Heather Ritter officiating.

Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

Oct. 28, 2022

Morris Owen Stivers, Sr.

Sept. 05, 1936— Oct. 27, 2022

Morris Owen Stivers, Sr., of Solsberry passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

Born on September 5, 1936, he was the son of Raymond and Ruby (Sims) Stivers. He married Evelyn Stivers, and she preceded him in death.

Morris worked for Weddle Bros Construction and Force Construction and was a member of the Laborer’s International Union of North America. After retiring in 1995, he worked as a custodian for Eastern Greene Schools. He attended University High School in Bloomington. Morris was in the 82nd Airborne of the Army where he specialized in Special Forces as well as Paratrooping. Morris enjoyed fishing, playing lottery, hunting ginseng, and travelling.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Morris are his children, Audrey (Steve) Edington of Bloomington, Robin Stivers of Bedford, Tim (Debbie) Stivers of Linton, and Dan Stivers of Bedford; grandchildren, Missy Hodge, Jamie Bixler, Rick Stivers, Tim Stivers, Jr., Brian Mullis, Owen Stivers, and Josh Stivers; many cherished great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; special nieces, Amy Fletcher, Krystal Miller, and Rachel Williams; and his sister Wanda Ludwig.

Morris was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Stivers; parents; sons, Morris O. Stivers, Jr., and Bob Stivers; great nephew, Hunter Brown; great-great grandchild, Aiden Keith Hobbs; four sisters; and six brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer, IN. with Amy Fletcher officiating. The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Morris.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Oct. 27, 2022

Phyllis Ann Connell

April 08, 1945 — Oct. 24, 2022

Phyllis Ann Connell, 77, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022.

Born April 8, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ishmael C. and Lena (Jones) Foddrill. She was the granddaughter of Reverend Delmar and Ella (Swango) Foddrill, and Evert and Mae Jones. Phyllis married Robert L. Connell November 29, 1963 and he survives.

Phyllis graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963 and she had been employed at Mitchell Community Schools since 1978. She was raised in the Pentecostal church. She was a weekly follower of Joel Osteen and liked to watch Gaither gospel videos. Phyllis loved spending time with her family, shopping with her daughter, and going to her grandsons’ sporting events.

Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Connell of Mitchell; daughter, Kathi Root of Bloomington; grandsons, Kyle Root and Cody Root of Bloomington; and brother, Kenny (Pat) Foddrill of Bedford.

Her parents; grandparents; and brothers, Charles Foddrill, Wayne “Bill” Foddrill, and Robert “Bob” Foddrill preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at Bass Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

Thomas “BoJo” Custer Baker

March 03, 1962 — Oct. 22, 2022

Thomas “BoJo” Custer Baker, 60, passed away on October 22, 2022. He was a resident of Mitchell, Indiana and a former resident of Franklin.

BoJo was born on March 3, 1962 in Franklin, Indiana to Tim Baker and Barbara (Baker) Keen.
His mother, Barbara survives. He is also survived by his children, Candice Baker-Hampton (Damon Hampton), Amber Baker (Jimmy Kimbler), and Thomas Baker II (Nicki Manuel); grandchildren, Walter Dibblee V, Karmelia Dibblee, Brihyana Thomas, Alvin Wagerman III, Ellamay Kimbler, Mylla Baker, and Thomas Baker III; bother, Kim Baker; and extended family, Stephen Jenkins (Renee), Jasper Jenkins, Carson Farmer, Stephen Jenkins III, Nelson Jenkins, Ellie Jenkins, Kimberly Jenkins, and Ida Jenkins.

He is preceded in passing by his father, Tim Baker and granddaughter, Madison Baker.

BoJo was a 1981 alumni of Franklin Community High School. He worked as a truck driver for 30 years.

He loved his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed mowing, driving, sitting outside, cracking jokes and telling stories. BoJo liked singing karaoke, pick up trucks and semis, and playing the lottery.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton Street Franklin, Indiana 46160. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other expressions of kindness are appreciated at www.flinnmaguire.net

Oct. 26, 2022

Lois “Josie” Enochs-Fish

Jan. 06, 1954 — Oct. 24, 2022

Lois “Josie” Enochs-Fish, 68, of Bloomington, passed away October 24, 2022, at her residence.

Born January 6, 1954, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Ernest Jewell and Minnie Meece. She married Mark Fish in 2001 and he survives.

Josie was a homemaker and was retired from Stone Belt. She attended North Central Church of Christ and loved spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Josie is her husband, Mark; daughter, Kristie (Steven) Bunch; son, Dustin (Kim) Enochs; step son, Adrian (Samantha) Fish; eight grandchildren, Alissa and Kendra Bunch, Dustin Enochs Jr., Josie Enochs, Iris, Indigo, Ignatieus and Jaden Fish; great grandson, Karson Bunch; two brothers, R.L Jewell and Carson Jewell; two sisters, Marcia Brotherton and Katy Lewis; along with several nieces and nephews.

Josie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Irvin, and Ronnie Jewell; sister, Jerry.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date. The arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Delema Ellen “Renie” Kelley

March 05, 1935 — Oct. 24, 2022

Delema Ellen “Renie” Kelley, age 87, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 4:02 pm on Monday, October 24, 2022, at White River Lodge.

Born March 5, 1935, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Morris and Ola (Davis) Shaw. She married Lester Ryan, and he preceded her in death. She later married Jack D. Kelley on February 19, 1989, and he preceded her in death on February 1, 2014.

A faithful servant of God, she was a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly in Bedford. She was a homemaker, enjoyed shopping in her free time, and time spent with her special girls, Blaire and Rory.

Survivors include a son, Ryan “Sully” Sullivan and wife, Julie, of Bedford; two daughters, Joellen Hudson and husband, Doyle, of Oolitic and Marybeth Jenkins and husband, Darryl, of Bedford; a step-son, Brian Kelley (Nancy); a step-daughter, Patricia Elmore (Gary); grandchildren, Tina Kesterson (Brady), Gina Lehr (Clifton) Sullivan, Trish Lackey (Mark), Natalie Hudson, Elizabeth Hudson (Alex), and Rory Sullivan; 13 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren and two more on the way; siblings, Carol Bugh, Betty Jo Bundy, Marlene Hayes, and Gary Shaw; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a son, Lester Gene Ryan, II (in infancy); a great-grandson, Eric Sullivan and a great-great-grandson, Nijah Sullivan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 27th and from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Faith Assembly in Bedford.

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

Patricia Ann (Wilcox) Sorrells

Aug. 21, 1942 — Oct. 23, 2022

Patricia Ann (Wilcox) Sorrells, 80, of Mitchell, formerly of Worthington, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Patricia was born in Greene County, Indiana on August 21, 1942, to Kermit Wilcox and Delores Willidean (Haldeman) Wilcox. Patricia graduated from Worthington High School and retired from NSWC Crane. She was a member of the Mitchell Silver Sneakers, enjoyed reading, her cats and absolutely adored her grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Charles Russell Sorrells, children, Amber (Dan) Holt, Twila Michaelle Manning (Stephanie Marshall), Weston Lawless (Courtney) LeRoy, Alissa (Rob) Cromwell, Leann Pettit, Deann (Van) Stephens, grandchildren, Brooke Nichole Merry, Ashley Dawn Jackson, Victoria Alyson Holt, Bailey Ann LeRoy, Hayden Andrew LeRoy, great-grandchildren, Athena Baptista Elise Merry, Sophie Sue Jackson, siblings, Emma Lou Tourangeau, Kermit R. (Phyllis) Wilcox, Johnnie Bruce (Sue) Wilcox.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, October 28, 2022 at Worthington Cemetery in Worthington, Indiana.

Visitation will be 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 27, 2022 and again 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Friday, October 28, 2022, all at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, 23 South Jefferson Street, Worthington, Indiana 47471.

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

Oct. 25, 2022

Graydon Mundy

May 02, 1942 — Oct. 19, 2022

Graydon Mundy, age 80 of Bedford, passed away on October 19, 2022 at 3:28 am at Reid Health in Richmond.

He was born in Martin County on May 2, 1942 to Raymond Mundy and Christine (Burton) Mundy.

Graydon was a retired Union Equipment Operator.

Funeral services will be held on Friday October 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Skip Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery in Huron. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 am until service time at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Joseph Leslie Beyers

Jan. 22, 1947 — Sept. 25, 2022

Joseph Leslie Beyers, age 75, passed away on Sunday, 25 September 2022 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Joe, affectionately known to family members as ‘Pather’, was born on 22 January 1947 in Bedford, IN. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1965, after which he served in the Navy as a submariner and then in the Army National Guard (second lieutenant). For most of his working life, he was employed at the General Motors Casting Operations Plant in Bedford, retiring after 31 years in 2006.

On 16 May 1970, Joe and Brenda Fields were united in marriage at Southland Church of Christ. They lived in Bedford where they raised one daughter and three sons: Kristine Denise, William Joseph Lee, David Brandon, and Stephen Wyatt.

An unassuming man who loved home, Joe also enjoyed travelling and visiting new places—whether Marble Arch in London or a new restaurant one county over. He was quiet, thoughtful, and easily gave others the benefit of the doubt, always seeing the best in people. He loved animals, and they loved him.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Beyers and Aileen Schreiber; by two sisters, Leah Beyers and Sue Wildman; and by his son, David.

Joe is survived by his brother, Daniel; his sister, Blossom (Danny) Weddle; Brenda, his beloved wife of 52 years; his daughter Kristine (Craig) Hanson; his son Joey Beyers; and his son Stephen (Alicia) Beyers. His grandchildren include Charlotte, Cadence, Gavin, Aidan, Harrison, Anderson, and Elodie. He also is survived by his much loved daughter-in-law, Junko (Thomas) Oliver, and their two children, Billy Brandon and Amelia, along with many dear nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bread of Life Pantry or BNL Davey Beyers Scholar Fund. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 29 at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Molly Anne Grant

June 20, 1972 — Oct. 23, 2022

Molly Anne Grant, 50, of Bedford, passed away at 12:28 am on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at her residence.

Born June 20, 1972, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Michael E. O’Hara and Christine (Cowan) Hokland. She married Bradford Grant, and he survives.

She was an accountant for Streamlined Business Solutions and loved family, horses, and “jeeping”.

Survivors include her husband, Brad, of Bedford; a daughter, Haley Grant, at home; a sister, Charlene Folz and husband, Daniel, of Columbus, IN and their children, Emma, Abigail and Leona Folz; sisters-in-law, Brenda and Rose Ruffolo; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and her Jeep family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

Jimmie L. Prince

Jan.10, 1948 — Oct. 23, 2022

Jimmie L. Prince, 74, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:35 am, on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 10, 1948, in Bismarck, AR, he was the son of James C. and Louise D. (Loy) Prince. He married Diana Traywick on September 17, 1966, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in 2006 and attended the First Assembly of God in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Diana, of Mitchell; his mother, Louise, of Mitchell; two daughters, Aleta Taylor and husband, Gregg, of Bedford and Beth Covey and husband, Jason, of Mitchell; two grandchildren, Emily Taylor, of Bedford and Caleb Covey and wife, Madison, of Mitchell; a grandson-in-law, Adam Crabtree, of Paoli; one great-grandson, Waylon Crabtree; two brothers, Ronnie Prince and wife, Dawnell, of Bedford and Travis Prince and wife, Debbie, of Huron; a sister, Mary Stockton and husband, Tony, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father, James, and a granddaughter, Kaci Crabtree.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 am on Friday, October 28th in the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Barry Lyle Norman

April 07, 1950 — Oct. 22, 2022

Barry Lyle Norman, 72, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Born on April 7, 1950, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Millard E. and Martha A. (Morgan) Norman.

He was a 1968 graduate of Heltonville High School in Heltonville, IN and went on to Indiana University where he obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Specialist in Education Degrees. He married his childhood sweetheart, Patricia E. (Deckard) Norman on February 17, 1967.

Barry began his career in 1971 with Lawrence Township Schools. He was a business teacher at Lawrence Central High School and Lawrence North High School. He served as the Assistant Director of McKenzie Career Center for one year and then served as Director for the next 33 years. He is the longest serving administrator in Lawrence Township and was a dedicated mentor to many students and teachers throughout his 42-year career.

Barry loved IU basketball, playing golf, his Corvette, and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with and spoiling his grandkids and great grandkids.

Barry is survived by his three children, Kyle D. Norman, Leah H. Beardslee, and Lyna G. (Jay) Anderson; grandchildren, Alex (Ashli) Adams, Hope and Olivia Beardslee, Lauren and Ellie Anderson, and Nick Norman; great-grandchildren, Abe Lyle, Archie Max, and Ada Rose Adams; and mother-in-law, Thelma L. Deckard.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia; parents, Millard and Martha; brother, Lloyd Norman; and father-in-law, Herman E. Deckard.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Shirley Brothers Mortuary, Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN 46038. A second visitation will be held at Donica Church of God, 1969 Donica Church Rd., Bedford, IN on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will take place at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made by mail to the Community MD Anderson Cancer Center – North, 7979 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel.

Condolences may be expressed at www.shirleybrothers.com

Oct. 24, 2022

Frederick Lowell Dunn

Jan. 10, 1931 — Oct. 22, 2022

Frederick Lowell Dunn, 91, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born January 10, 1931, in Paoli, he was the son of William and Mary Eva (Newlin) Dunn. He married Mary Ruth Ingle December 31, 1953 and she preceded him in death January 10, 2000.

Fred was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a 1949 graduate of Paoli High School and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Fred worked as a carpenter and later retired from Ace Hardware. He enjoyed volunteering and helping children in the community and umpired softball in Paoli. Fred was a member of ABATE of Indiana.

Surviving are his children, Vicki Gerkin of Orleans, Michael “Mike” Louis (Donna) Dunn of Louisville, and Mark Lowell (Brenda) Dunn of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; siblings, Geneva Ruth Stone of Jeffersonville and Evelyn Marie Brosmer of French Lick; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; grandchildren, Abbie Blackburn and Justin Blackburn; and siblings, James Lyle Dunn, Charles Dunn, Luther Dunn, Bill Dunn, Catherine Davis, Earl Dunn and Tommy Dunn preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

Memorial Donations: ABATE of Indiana

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

Sheila Gail Blanton

Sept. 23, 1965 — Oct. 22, 2022

Sheila Gail Blanton, 57, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born September 23, 1965, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Jerry Simmons and Patsy Gail (Hayes) Beasley. She married Scot D. Blanton on June 11, 1999.

Sheila had worked at Walmart and graduated from Purvis High School in Mississippi.

Survivors include her husband, Scot Blanton of Bedford; sons, Justin Phillips of Arcata, California, Jason Phillips of Paoli, and Trey Blanton of Bedford; mother, Patsy Gail Beasley of Sumrall, Mississippi; and brother, Larry Wayne (Anita) Simmons of Sumrall, Mississippi.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Aaron Wardlaw officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Troy Lee Albertson

Nov. 23, 1967 — Oct. 22, 2022

Troy Lee Albertson, 54 of Leipsic, Indiana passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 4:45 pm at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, of complications after open-heart surgery.

Troy was born November 23, 1967 in Salem, Indiana to Ernie and Mary (Melvin) Albertson of Leipsic, Indiana.

He graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1986. He drove a truck, worked construction, and sold produce with his dad. He loved watching his kids play baseball/softball over the years and his favorite pastime was singing karaoke. He was always the life of the party, and his laugh would travel across the entire room! He has many great friends and loved spending time with his family, especially his only granddaughter, Laini Jo.

Troy is survived by his father Ernie Albertson (Leipsic), one brother and sister in-law Greg (Michelle) Albertson and their two daughters, Chelsie and Darby (Arizona), three daughters Baili (Anthony) Campbell (Leipsic), Taylor Albertson (Orleans), Victoria “Tori” Albertson (Orleans), and one son James Brady Albertson (Orleans). One granddaughter, Aliana Jo, daughter to Taylor. And long-time companion Nicole Cooper.

The family will have a private graveside burial for close friends and family on Wednesday October 26, 2022, at Freedom Cemetery on East 60 in Mitchell where Troy will be laid to rest beside his mother, Mary.

There will be a celebration of life at Jimmy’s Place in Campbellsburg from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm to help the family celebrate Troy’s life. Light food will be provided, and additional food and drinks can be purchased.

In lieu of flowers, his children ask for donations to the funeral home to help cover his funeral costs.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Oct. 21, 2022

Merrill Eugene King

March 20, 1932 — Oct. 19, 2022

Merrill Eugene King, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born March 20, 1932, in Orange County, he was the son of Earl Everest and Eula Marie (Hackney) King. He married Betty Ruth Knox June 6, 1952 and she preceded him in death November 4, 2006.

Merrill was a U.S. Marine veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School and attended Woodville Baptist Church. Merrill was the owner of King’s Speed Shop and King’s Automotive. He was an avid drag racer and enjoyed restoring antique vehicles; especially Fords. Even in retirement he was always building engines for people. He also built his own Weed Hopper experimental aircraft. Betty was the love of his life and they loved to travel together, having visited all fifty states.

Surviving are his children, Ruth Ann (Bob) Medworth of Brazil and Kelly (Daniel Guirkins) Morris of Mitchell; grandchildren, Whitney Medworth, Shane Morris, and Shawna Morris; great-grandchildren, Rowie Morris and Malik Gilbert; and sister, Sandra King of Mitchell.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Donations: ALS Association, Indiana Chapter

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

Oct. 20, 2022

Steven A. Tolbert

April 01, 1969 — Oct. 17, 2022

Steven A. Tolbert age 53 of Flora, Indiana passed away peacefully at his residence on October 17, 2022 at 11:17 pm.

He was born in Salem on April 1, 1969 to Ray Eugene Tolbert and Sandra Sue (Terry) Tolbert.
Steven was a graduate of Mitchell High School Class of 1987, he worked at Zachary’s in Frankfort.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Tolbert of Flora, brother, Randy (Sherry) Tolbert of Mitchell, four children, Derek Hackney, Nathan Kimmel, Brandon Tolbert Isom, and MJ Harris, and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jamison Essick

Steven enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and he loved playing with his 4 dogs.

Graveside services will be held on Friday October 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Port Williams Cemetery in Williams.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Oct. 19, 2022

Donald Underwood

Feb. 16, 1925 — Oct. 18, 2022

Donald Underwood, 97, of Bedford, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at IU Health Bedford.

Born on February 16, 1925, he was the son of Alfred and Ruth (Panza) Underwood. He married Reva Grogan in 1946 and she preceded him in death in 2017.

Donald retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Bedford in 1984. He was a member of The First Baptist Church, the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge. He was a WWII Army Veteran and was in the 2nd Armored Division.

Surviving to cherish Donald’s memory are two daughters, Carol (Eric) Schulz of Bedford, and Jill Underwood of Bedford; one son, Thomas (Rebecca) Underwood of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Brian Underwood of Indianapolis, Matthew (Heidi) Schulz of Bloomington, Danial (Sarah) Schulz of Los Angeles, CA, and Michael Schulz of Los Angeles, CA; and four great grandchildren, Hunter, Gates, Callie and Byron Schulz.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Reva; his son, Joseph Underwood; two brothers and four sisters.

A private funeral service for family will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, IN with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will follow at the Beech Grove Cemetery with military rites being accorded by the Honor Guard of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Clyde Clarence Chastain Jr.

June 27, 1937 — Oct. 18, 2022

Clyde Clarence Chastain Jr., 85, of Orleans, passed away at 8:04 AM on October 18, 2022 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born June 27, 1937 in Mitchell, IN, the son of Clyde C. and Fleta (Richison) Chastain. He married Grace E. (Singleton) Chastain on September 12, 1958 and she survives.

He was a member of Orleans Christian Church. He retired from Carpenter Body after many years of employment. He enjoyed golfing and being with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Grace of Orleans and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jeffrey Chastain and two brothers; Orville and Norman Chastain.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 PM until service time.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Orleans Christian Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Oct. 18, 2022

Shelley R. Patterson

Nov. 22, 1950 — Oct. 14, 2022

Shelley R. Patterson, 71, of Springville, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born November 22, 1950, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Herschel “Doc” and Peggy (Owings) Hearth. She had worked at G.E. and later in food service for Indiana University. She loved to cook, read, and watch Westerns.

Survivors include a son, Jason Hearth and wife, Misty Campbell and her daughter, Liberty Smith, of Heltonville; a daughter, Shanna Patterson and her daughter, Maple Deckard, of Ellettsville; a sister, Shirley Goins, of Bloomington; a brother, Terry Hearth, of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bobby Hearth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, October 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Harry O. Cook

March 08, 1938 — Oct. 17, 2022

Harry O. Cook, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 2:53 pm, Monday, October 17, 2022, at his residence.

Born March 8, 1938, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Charley and Edna (Brown) Cook. He married Lovie Tincher on September 17, 1966, and she preceded him in death on November 28, 2012. He later married Joyce Whetsel and she survives.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from Purdue University as a farmer in 1996 and enjoyed gardening and hunting. He was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church, and the Pinhook Cemetery Association.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, of Bedford; two daughters, Judy Ann Banks and husband, Tim, of Buddha and Beverly Wade and husband, Gary, of Williams; two sons, James Earl Cook and Bobby Cook and wife, Carrie, all of Bedford; a step-daughter, Sherri Aaron, of Anderson, IN; five grandsons, Bryan Banks, of Bedford, Nathaniel Banks, of Mitchell, Zack Banks, of Buddha, Stephen Davis, of Mitchell, and Jayden Cook, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Brittany Dalton, of Bedford; 3 great-grandchildren, Grayson and Liam Banks and Lathan Dalton; a sister, Virginia Hill and husband, Larry, of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, and two sisters, Ruth Ratliff and Rachel Garrison; a brother, Henry O. Cook; a granddaughter, Tori Cook.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Sherman Thomas officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 20th and from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Carolyn Ann Benham Dengate

Carolyn Ann Benham Dengate, age 69, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Carolyn was affectionately known for many years by family and friends as “Key.” She was born on March 31, 1953, in Bedford, Indiana, to Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence & Lillian (Boyd) Benham, M.D., both of whom preceded her in death.

She was raised first in Bedford, and then primarily in nearby Avoca, Ind., and then later she lived in Okinawa, Japan, but eventually settled in Florida. A graduate of Bedford High School in 1971, where she was active in the Scarlet & Purple drama club, she did her academic college studies at Indiana University in Bloomington and received her undergraduate bachelor’s degree at Northwest Florida State College in Pensacola.

Among her various jobs over the years, until she, a “gold-star” wife, decided to become a stay-at-home mom to raise her five children, she worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, at Elgin Air Force Base in Pensacola, and also for the Florida public school system. She was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, surrounded by nature, and her spirit was welcomed by 350 acres of trees, wildlife, animals, butterflies, and dragonflies. Burial arrangements were handled by the Davis-Watkins Funeral Home of DeFuniak Springs.

In addition to her belovéd parents preceding her in death, her husband, Tech Sargeant Michael J. Dengate, had previously died while serving with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey. Surviving are her five children: Darcey Lynn May Bailey (Marvin) of Atlanta, GA, Maria Lynn Smith Chance of Milton, FL, Amanda Benham Smith DeRoss (John) of Indianapolis, Ashley Rose Smith Lett of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and James Michael Smith of Fort Walton Beach. (She was like a “second mother” to countless others whom she cared for so much.) She had nine grandchildren: Javonn Sims, Taylor Smith, Keyerra Sims, Cheyenne Chance, Jackson Bailey, Jadyn Lynch, Kayleigh Bailey, Hannah DeRoss, and Aurelia DeRoss. Carolyn is also survived by her three siblings: Mary Kay Benham Youngquist of Bloomington, Ind., Yochanan John Lawrence Benham of Avoca, Ind., and Malinda Gay Benham of Bloomington, plus countless nieces & nephews.

The most important thing for her was her family, and her main wish for her children was for them to be happy and fulfilled in life. She was a passionate animal-lover all her life, and surrounded herself with many pets. She had a love for wildlife, and even had a family of raccoons visit her daily to be fed by her. She always said she wanted every animal to know that it was loved.

Key was of the Christian faith and grew up at the Avoca Baptist Church. With such a great, loving, and super-friendly personality, always smiling and laughing, coupled with her infectious and engaging persona and character, everyone that met and knew her truly loved her. We are all grateful for the meaningful quality time that we each got to spend with her, and are blessed to have known her. She will always be sadly missed on this earth.

Carolyn would no doubt suggest to anyone who would desire to make a charitable contribution on her behalf and in her memory to donate to a local humane society animal rescue shelter.
The family will be holding a celebration-of-life memorial service this coming Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Avoca Baptist Church in Avoca, Ind. The family will be there from 1 p.m. on to greet any early visitors. Anyone in attendance who wishes to share their various thoughts, rembrances, and anecdotes of knowing Carolyn may do so in the presence of all those gathered for the event. We will forever remember her in the waves of the ocean, the winds of the trees, and the dragonflies, butterflies, and cardinal birds that we see flying in the air.

The family wishes to thank Day & Carter Mortuary for their assistance.

Oct. 17, 2022

Arthur Ralph Hardin, Jr.

March 16, 1952 — Oct. 15, 2022

Arthur Ralph Hardin, Jr., 70, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022 at his residence.

Born March 16, 1952, in Washington County, he was the son of Arthur Ralph Sr. and Georgia Mae (Brown) Hardin. He married Nancy Kay Johnson February 14, 1993 and she survives.

Arthur was a 1969 graduate of Salem High School and a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church. He was a police officer for the City of Salem for 14 years. In 1996 he began working at Crown Hill Cemetery and after eight years he started his own grave digging company; Hardin Cemetery Services. He has provided his service to cemeteries throughout Washington, Orange, and Lawrence County. Arthur enjoyed helping and serving his communities.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Kay Hardin of Salem; children, Arthur Ralph “Artie” Hardin, III of Campbellsburg, Tracy Jones of Salem, and Dannie Wingler, Jr. of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Jaelin Hoar, Kelsea Hardin, Adrian Hoar, Austin Wingler, and Brooklyn Jones; great-grandchildren, Ansley, Brighton, and Lynnon; siblings, Donna Walker of Salem, Beverly Hardin of Salem, Ernie Hardin of Salem, Kenny Hardin of Texas, Mike Hardin of Salem, Jeffrey Hardin of Salem, Waneta Goller of Salem and Melvin Hardin of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and siblings, Linda Hardin, Yvonne Hardin and Janice Hardin, preceded him in death.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 19 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jared Hardin officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family.

Forrest W. “Bo” Canfield

Jan. 24, 1943 — Oct. 16, 2022

Forrest W. “Bo” Canfield, 79, of Bedford, IN passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN.

Born on January 24, 1943, he was the son of Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield.

Bo worked at Extruded Alloys in Bedford, IN as an Aluminum Molding Supervisor for 22 years and also worked at Hobby’s Inn.

Surviving to cherish Bo’s memory are his two daughters, Rhea Myers of Bedford, IN, and Lou (Joey) Robbins of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, Tara (Ben) Morrow, Trevor (Mandy) Robbins, Tyson (Winter) Robbins, and Tayla Sullivan; one sister, Jeri Dotts of Mitchell, IN; 10 great-grandchildren Bryson Cole, Baylee, Tanner, Tucker, and Brynlyn Morrow, Chesney Hedge, Kenlyn Robbins, Ella Kate and Stone Robbins, and Halen Sullivan; two sisters-in-law, Dolly Canfield and Sue Canfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Bo in death are his parents; two sisters, Charlene “Tub” Dotts and Gwendolyn “Peach” Passmore; and four brothers, Donald “Mort”, Mike, Daryl Jan, and Randy Canfield.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00noon on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family funeral Homes with Pastor Travis Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, IN. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00am to the service hour.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Cheryl Pate

April 18, 1964 — Oct. 14, 2022

Cheryl Pate, 58, of Lawrence County, IN passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022, at University Hospital.

Born on April 18, 1964, she was the daughter of Leland and Sue (Osborne) Wagner. She married Donnie Pate on October 22, 1983, and he survives.

Cheryl was a House Director at Sigma Chi Fraternity in Bloomington for 15 years.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Cheryl are her parents, Leland and Sue Wagner of Bedford, IN; her husband, Donnie, of Bedford, IN; one son Christopher Pate of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Brandy Pate (Nate) Colgan of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, David Pate, Leland Pate, Ryeitt Pate, Aaron Colgan, Abigayle Colgan, and Caleb Colgan; siblings, Bill (Heidi) Wagner of Bedford, IN, David (Ann) Wagner of Mississippi, Harold (Marty) Wagner of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Sande (Mike) Rech of Carthage, IN; a brother-in-law Kerry Allen of New Albany, IN; and also several nieces and nephews.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Fay Pate; and a sister-in-law, Mona Allen.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Brother Kerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow at the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Contributions in memory of Cheryl can be made to the Pinhook Cemetery.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Homer L. Grubb, Jr.

July 15, 1929 — Oct. 15, 2022

Homer L. Grubb, Jr., 93, of Bedford, passed away at 10:40 am on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at his residence.

Born July 15, 1929, in Bedford, he was the son of Homer L. Grubb, Sr. and Pearl (Collins) Grubb. He married Martha Purdy and she preceded him in death. He later married Geneva Love, and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2008.

He retired as a bricklayer for General Motors and attended Hillcrest Christian Church, where he had served as a Deacon. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1949 to 1961. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors include a son, Jim Grubb and wife, Jan, of Bedford; a daughter, Gina Roth and husband, Eric, of Brookline, NH; three grandchildren, Jeff Grubb, Alex Jewell, and Brianna Marshall and husband Kyle; eight great-grandchildren, Hunter, Emma, Kane, and Precious Grubb, Kaylee Harper and husband Will, Brailyn and Isaac Jewell, and Thomas Marshall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, and a grandson, Josh.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Charlie Scott and Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Oct. 15, 2022

Mark Deckard

March 10, 1955 — Oct. 09, 2022

Mark Deckard, 67, of Mitchell, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at his residence.

Born March 10, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of Vernon and Louise (Bailey) Deckard. Mark worked as an assembly worker at Visteon.

Survivors include a brother, Danny Deckard of Bedford; a half-sister, Melissa Evans and husband Chuck of Shoals; and two step- sisters, Debbie Stillman and husband Tim of Bedford, and Terri Moore of Bedford.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 17th at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Robert Brown officiating.

Family and friends may express condolences at daycarter.com

Laura Diane (Horton) McCracken

Oct. 31, 1957 — Oct. 13, 2022

Laura Diane (Horton) McCracken, 64, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 31, 1957, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Thomas and Pauline (Myers) Horton.

Laura was a 1985 graduate of Orleans High School and previously worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She enjoyed crocheting and loved old classic movies.

Surviving are her children, Roger McCracken, Jr. of Mitchell and Rachel (Titus) Hughett of Borger, Texas; grandchildren, Emma Hughett of Amarillo, Texas and Caleb Hughett of Borger, Texas; brothers, Peter J. Horton of Mitchell, William “Scott” Horton of Terre Haute, and Allen Horton of Chicago, Illinois.

Her parents and brothers, Richard Horton and Glenn Horton, preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a graveside service and burial at Proctor Cemetery at a later date.

Oct. 13, 2022

Mary Frances Phillips

Oct. 17, 1943 — Oct. 11, 2022

Mary Frances Phillips, 78, of Springville, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at her residence.

Born October 17, 1943 in Springville, she was the daughter of Bennie Joseph Flynn and Ethel Marie (Smith) Flynn. She married Robert E. Phillips on January 19, 1962 and he survives.

She worked as Perry Township trustee for 20 years and also township assessor from January 1990 – 2007. She spent 20 years working in local pharmacies. She and Bob were owners of Ro-Mar Grocery from 1978-1983. She devoted every fiber of her being to her grandchildren. She was a firm believer in Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband Bob, of Springville; one daughter, Maria Rose Conklin and husband Rob, of Borden; one son, Chris Phillips and wife Patricia, of Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrew Guarneri, Michael Guarneri and wife Cassy, Rob Guarneri and wife Haley, Joshua Phillips, Priya Phillips; great-grandchildren, Utah, Ava, and Hank Guarneri; sisters, Delores Phillips and husband Homer and Elayne Kimmel and husband Steve.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Leroy, Kenny, Ronnie, Dwayne Flynn; sister Doris Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Springville Community Foundation.

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

Millie Younger

May 05, 1921 — Oct. 12, 2022

Millie Younger, 101, of Bedford, IN passed away on October 12, 2022.

Born on May 5, 1921, she was the daughter of Floyd D. and Lela (Allen) Speer. She married Ray Younger on June 13, 1941, and he preceded her in death on February 26, 1989.

Millie was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Leesville Eastern Star, Doll Club of Hoosier Hills, Erie Homemakers Club, and Erie United Methodist Church.

Surviving to cherish Millie’s memory is her son, Jerry Younger; one daughter, Libby Younger; six grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister Patricia (Chuck) Swisher; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Millie in death are her parents; husband, Ray Younger; one son, Robert Younger; and siblings Maxine Anderson, Mendell Speer, Elizabeth Hancock, Peggy Goodly, Don Elkins, and Ron Elkins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, IN with Pastor Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00am to the service hour on Saturday.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Mark Andrew Houchin

Sept. 26, 1959 — Oct. 07, 2022

Mark Andrew Houchin, 63, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at his residence.

Born September 26, 1959, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he was the son of Charles Omer and Janice Mae Houchin.

Mark was a 1977 graduate of Mitchell High School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana State University and a Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mark worked as a science teacher at Cascade Middle School, where he also coached swimming. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, grilling, and was an avid sports fan.

Surviving are his sisters, Mary Houchin of Brownsburg and Sarah (Steve) Jennings of Bedford; nephew, Jerod Jennings of Mitchell; and niece, Samantha Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee.

His parents and brother, Paul Houchin, preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 16 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Cremation has been chosen with burial in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service, Sunday, at the funeral home.

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

Oct. 11, 2022

Jeddidiah “Jedd” Dale Cummings

Dec. 01, 2005 — Oct. 09, 2022

Jeddidiah “Jedd” Dale Cummings, 16, of Bloomfield, died on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Born December 1, 2005, he was the son of Jeffrey Cummings and Samantha (Jacob) Cummings. He was a Junior at Eastern Greene High School, and attending Hoosier Hills Career Center for construction.

Jedd lived a life full of activity. A multi-sport athlete, he lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track at Eastern Greene. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, camping, sledding on his boogie board, riding horses, motorcycles, and side by sides. He loved to build things, including a fort in the woods. He loved music, singing and dancing. He was involved in the Monroe County 4-H with horse and pony. He attended the Little Cincinnati Trinity Pentecost Church. He always made friends and enjoyed hanging out with them. He had the biggest heart and protected those he loved.

Survivors include his parents, Samm and Jeff Cummings; sister, LaNessah Cylaine Cummings; brother, Clayton Jeffrey Cummings; grandparents, Cindy Cummings and husband Edward Stackpole, Richard Dale Jacob, Penny Lynn Jacob; “Granny” Mattie Brain; great-grandmothers, Juanita Adkins, JoAnn Jacob, Barb Lyons; aunts and uncles, Rebecca Cummings, Rustie Cassidy and husband Josh, Kristie Jochim and husband Paul, Cami Jacob, Dustin Brain and wife Rebekah, Michael Roberts, Andrew Roberts; first cousins, Andrew, Dylan and Abbagail Fuller, Dustin Bough, J.J. and Jalen Cassidy, Waylon and Owen Jochim, Wyla Suthard; several cousins, great aunts and uncles; he was loved by many.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jeffrey Cummings; his Pa, Aaron Brain; great-grandparents, Joseph Jacob, David “Mike” Adkins, Hovey Fredrick Lyons, Joy “Topsy” Lyons, and Sharon Cummings.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12th in the Eastern Greene Middle School gymnasium. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13th at the Eastern Greene Middle School gymnasium with Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman cemetery.

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

Debbie Craig

Dec. 01, 1951 — Oct. 10, 2022

Debbie Craig, 71, of Bedford, died at 3:44 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2022 at IU Health in Bedford.

Born December 1, 1951, in Lawrence County, she was daughter of Thomas E. Todd and Carol Mae (Feltner) Todd. She married Jerry Craig on January 15, 1972 and he preceded her in death on December 27, 2014.

She was a homemaker and an assembly worker at Cook medical for 10 years. She was the 4-H Rabbit Club Leader for over 20 years, and had been a leader of the Bryantsville Live Wires 4-H club. Debbie was a graduate of the 1969 class of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include a son, Trevor Craig and his wife Melinda, of Mitchell; two grandsons, Ty Alan Craig and Trey Hunter Craig, both of Mitchell; two brothers, Tom Todd and wife Carol Ann, and Danny Todd, all of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Darla Craig; a brother-in-law, Kevin Craig and wife Polly; several nieces and nephews, Tina Johnson, T. Jay Todd, Daniel Todd, Patrick Craig, Dr. Kara Hohimer, Melinda Smith, Travis Craig; several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a nephew, Matthew Craig; a niece Megan Neal; her mother-in-law, Norma Joyce Craig Corbin; father-in-law, Emil Craig; a brother-in-law, Pat Craig.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Clovis Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday. 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

Arthur “Art” Noble Sanders

Dec. 27, 1934 — Oct. 08, 2022

Arthur “Art” Noble Sanders, 87, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 27, 1934, in Huron, he was the son of Harold and Catherine (McCain) Sanders. He married Donna Mae Brewer October 1966 and she survives.

Art was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a 1953 graduate of Mitchell High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from Franklin College, where he played football, and he received his Master’s degree from Indiana University. Art worked as a science and biology teacher for West Washington Junior and Senior High Schools. He was an avid sports fan and he coached football for almost 30 years. Coach Sanders had a 10-0 record in 1976, was an assistant All-Star coach for Indiana in 1977 and coached his team to win the PLAC championship in 1984. Art was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He enjoyed farming in his retirement and was a very hardworking man. Family was important and Art loved his family.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Mae Sanders of Mitchell, children, Renee (Larry) Scott Doss of Mitchell, Lee (Carol) Sanders of Mitchell; grandchildren, Mason (Erica) Doss, Nicolas (Erica) Doss, Carlee (Dillon) Crane, and Jessica Sanders; siblings, Gloria Lyons of Atlanta, Georgia, Edna Riedenauer of Louisville, Kentucky, Cathy Sanders of Louisville, Kentucky; and 3 great-grandchildren.

His parents; son, Rodney Scott; and four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life visitation held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Memorial Contributions: Alzheimer’s Association

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

Joe Ed Lloyd

April 19, 1944 — Oct. 10, 2022

Joe Ed Lloyd, 78, of Bedford, Indiana passed away on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Paoli Health & Living.

Born on April 19, 1944, in Madisonville, Kentucky, he was the son of William and Geneva (Oldham) Lloyd.

Joe was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Williams First Baptist Church and a graduate of South Hopkins High School. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Joe is his son, Derrick (Sherry) Lloyd; daughter, LaRena (Troy) Smith; three grandchildren, Jason (Ashtan) Bean, Autumn (Evan) Daugherty, and Bailei Lloyd; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; one brother, Roy Lloyd; and one sister, Carolyn Jenkins.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date.

The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Joe.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Oct. 10, 2022

Gail E. Reynolds

Feb. 04, 1930 — Oct. 07, 2022

Gail E. Reynolds, 92, of Bedford passed away Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born February 4, 1930, he was the son of Joseph Albert and Daisy P. (Prewitt) Reynolds. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII and the Korean War. He married Vida Sue Blevins on June 21, 1952 and they had four children, Glenda, Lori, Albert and Brian. She preceded him in death on September 30, 2008. He then married Linda Wheeler on January 17, 2010 and she survives.

Gail was an Electronic Engineer for the U.S. Government working at the Pentagon and Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, Virginia, prior to his retirement. After retiring Gail moved the family back to Bedford where he owned and operated a large dairy farm for 15 years. He and his wife, Sue, purchased the Skyhaven Airport building and owned/operated Skyhaven Auction from 1991-2006. They then opened Skyhaven Entertainment and he operated it until 2019.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Seymour; two daughters, Glenda Reynolds and Lori (Micah) Keith; two sons, Albert (Violet) Reynolds and Brian (Kim) Reynolds all of Bedford; step daughter Jaci (Mike) Kiktavy of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Reynolds and a sister Wilma Godsey both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sue; two sisters, Phyllis Webb and Leona Elliott; and four brothers, Richard, Roy, Carroll and Max Reynolds.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Indian Creek Primitive Cemetery in Williams. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Donations in his memory may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Legion Gillen Post #33 or to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, Bedford.

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

Bernice Mae “Bonnie” Bundy

April 18, 1935 — Oct. 08, 2022

Bernice Mae “Bonnie” Bundy, 87, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022, at her home.

Born April 18, 1935, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Rice and Grace (Barlow) Blackerby. Bonnie married Leo Dale Bundy October 21, 1950, and he preceded her in death December 9, 2004.

Bonnie retired after 30 plus years from RCA. She was a member of IBEW Local 1424 and Paoli Senior Citizens. Bonnie loved her family, especially cooking for them. She also enjoyed going dancing every weekend.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Lou (Joe) Fleenor of Mitchell; sons, Steven Brent Bundy of Mitchell, Jeffrey Dale Bundy of Mitchell, Barry Scott (Betty Stevens) Bundy of Mitchell, and Michael Lee Bundy of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kim Fleenor, Sean Fleenor, Devin Reynolds, Shandi Lambert, Casey Montoya, Scott Bundy, Mark Wisley, Emilee Bundy, Logan Bundy, and Makenzie Bundy; three great grandsons; two great great grandsons; and siblings, June Hall of Mitchell, Janet (Carl) Quinn of Mitchell, and Sue Woods of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Ray Blackerby, Earl Blackerby, Evelyn “Maxine” Worley, Marie Sebastian, and Betty Blackerby, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Carl Quinn officiating.

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

Dawn Ellen (Gentry) Briscoe

Oct. 25, 1961 — Oct. 08, 2022

Dawn Ellen (Gentry) Briscoe, 60, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022, at her home.

Born October 25, 1961, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of James Eugene Gentry and Bonnie Sharon (Eastridge) Evans. Dawn married Howard Eugene Briscoe on November 6, 2004.

Dawn was a homemaker and dedicated her life to her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Eugene Briscoe of Bedford; children, Michael Aaron (Shannon) Gentry of Mitchell, Joshua Levi Howell of Chesapeake, Virginia, James Robert Lee (Hannah) Howell of Bedford, Lou Ann Nicole (Michael) Kristan of Orleans, Maren Lee (Jed) Terrell of Ellettsville, and Justin Christopher Barlow of San Antonia, Texas; fourteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings, Toni Blackmore of Bloomfield, Tonya Gentry Higgins of Seminole, Florida, and Richard Evans of Scotland; and her beloved Pug, Destiny.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

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

Oct. 08, 2022

James Fredrick Webb, Jr.

Jan. 22, 1954 — Oct. 06, 2022

James Fredrick Webb, Jr., 68, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 at his residence.

Born January 22, 1954, in Martinsville, he was the son of James Sr. and Barbara Rose (Schultz) Webb. He married Deborah Hunt July 4, 2000 and she survives.

James graduated from West Washington High School in 1973 and was a member of Carter’s Creek Christian Church. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and loved operating a bulldozer. James was a member of the International Operating Engineers Local 103.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Webb of Orleans; children, Jill A. Webb of San Diego, California and Kyle Webb of Florida; grandson, Isaac Shaw; and siblings, Jeff (Nina) Webb of Campbellsburg and Richard (Cindi) Webb of Salem.

His parents and brother, Larry Webb, preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with burial at a later date at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Jeffrey Lee Tyree

Dec. 09, 1962 — Oct. 06, 2022

Jeffrey Lee Tyree, 59, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 peacefully at his home, surrounded by family.

Born December 9, 1962, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert John and Frances Louise (Baker) Tyree.

Jeff completed his schooling at Bedford then trained at the LARC Center. He was a trailblazer for adults with disabilities holding a job at the Mitchell Jay C Store for 26 plus years. He led an independent, productive life while bringing joy to all around him. He enjoyed swimming, going to ball games, assisting Mitchell youth leagues, riding his bike, dancing, camping, celebrating his birthday, soaking in the hot tub and his job. He was full of love and considered everyone his friend. Jeff was baptized at Mitchell First Christian Church and was a regular attendee of Tulip Street Christian Church. He was presented many awards over the years: LARC Outstanding Employee, Mitchell Citizen of the Year, various youth league service awards, and Customer Service Award from Jay C.

Survivors include his siblings, Jill (Andy) Kluender of Mitchell, Jack (Kelly) Tyree of Mitchell, John (Debbie) Tyree of Orleans, Judith Parr of Seymour, Kay Leinart of Seymour, Linda Pennington of Mitchell, and Janet (Sid) Connell of Brownstown; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers, Greg Tyree and Mike Tyree; and brothers-in-law, Jim Leinart and Ned Pennington; and sister-in-law Tina Tyree preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 11 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Special Olympics

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

James Edward Kent

Oct. 06, 1937 — Oct. 06, 2022

James Edward Kent age 85 of Bloomington passed away on October 6, 2022 at 6:00 am peacefully at his home.

He was born in Bloomington on October 6, 1937 to James E. and Cleo (Bohall) Kent. He married Connie White Kent and she survives.

James was an US Army veteran of the 11th Airborne Ranger Division; he was a retired truck driver with Cowden Trucking.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Connie Kent of Bloomington, sister, Nancy Jane (Jerry) Brown of Port Lavaca, Texas, brother, Raymond L. (Wreathie) Kent of Wilburn, Arkansas, nieces, Janet (Wayne) Smith of Port Lavaca, Texas, Cheryl (Shane) Robertson of Bloomington, Jeannie Ann Kent of Grasco, Arkansas, several other nieces, nephews and grandkids, step-children, James Ferguson, Lisa Boswell of Ellettsville, David Ferguson of Bedford, Doug Ferguson and Kevin Ferguson both of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three children, Lois Kent, William Kent, and Robert L. Kent, one brother, Robert M. Kent.

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Oct. 06, 2022

Jack Dee Grogan

April 28, 1947 — Sept. 30, 2022

Jack Dee Grogan, 75, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at Treemont on the Park Assisted Living in Oakland Park, Florida.

Born April 28, 1947, in Franklin County, he was the son of Oscar A. Grogan and Maggie Mae (Grogan) Chastain.

Jack was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He worked as a vacuum salesman and loved to travel.

Surviving are his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Grogan; siblings, Luella Jones of Mitchell, Zelma Cole of Mitchell, Marvin Grogan of Bedford, David Michael Grogan of Bedford, and Millard Grogan of Shoals; and three grandchildren.

His parents and siblings, Bob Grogan, Shirley Yaney, Naomi Sue McDaniel, Eva Mae Oliver, Penny Gail Grogan, and Imelda Lessig preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, at Dive Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will follow.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Clara Edith “Edie” Heltenburg

Aug. 22, 1933 — Oct. 01, 2022

Our beloved Edie passed away peacefully at her home with her son Reese always by her side on October 1, 2022.

Wee Willie’s was where she called home during the day. So many of us knew her from her from there. She sure had an infectious smile and a well learned ear.

Born in Ashville, Ohio. She was the daughter of Walter and Gladys Cummins. She was divorced after having 2 sons. Her undergraduate degree was received from Capital University and her Master studies completed at Indiana University.

She was preceded in death by her son Jack and her grandson Kevin.

Survivors include her son, Reese Heltenburg, granddaughter, Maranda, grandson, Nova, as well as daughter-in-law, Debra Wood.

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Oct. 04, 2022

Brenda Sue Elliott

Aug. 29, 1942 — Oct. 01, 2022

Brenda Sue Elliott, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born August 29, 1942, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Virgil Knight and Betty Maxine (Dotts) Chapman. She retired from Ford and was a member of the Assembly of God

Survivors include a daughter, Laura Mundy, of Bedford; a sister, Sherry Hillenburg (James); a brother, Joe Bill Watterson, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Michael and Larry Wray.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, October 7th at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Bruce Kelly officiating.

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

Dennis R. (Denny) Simmons

Nov. 27, 1945 — Oct. 01, 2022

Dennis R. (Denny) Simmons, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 27, 1945, he was the son of Forrest and Marjorie Simmons. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1964.

He was employed by his father at Forty’s Lunch in Bedford. He made many friends while he entertained with his quick wit and smart remarks. He tagged everyone he knew with a nickname and everyone he touched loved him. He had many talents including painting. He was a terrific artist. He enjoyed many hobbies including pool, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include two sisters, Sandra (Sonnie) Moody and Barbara Underwood (Jon Mark) and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twins, who passed in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Barbara A. Freeman

Jan. 14, 1931 — Oct. 03, 2022

Barbara A. Freeman, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 4:20 am on Monday, October 3, 2022, at the White River Lodge.

Born January 14, 1931, in West Baden, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Fern (Abel) Pinnick. She married John R. Freeman in 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2019.
She had worked as a kitchen manager for North Lawrence Community Schools for twenty years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ and St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy (Glen) Prewitt, of Bedford, Jennifer (Scott) Stapp, of AZ, and Jane (Dave) George, of NC; one son, Joseph Freeman, of NM; five grandchildren, Kelly Stapp, of NM, Shannon Stapp, of AZ, Ian Stapp, of NY, Megan George and Keaton (Kate) George, of NC; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Stapp Matkovich and Tucker Stapp Matkovich, both of NM, Addison, Theodore, and Klara George, all of NC; three sisters, Patsy (Robert) Reynolds, of Bedford, Brenda (Joe) Brewer, of Orleans, and Kathy (Ronnie) Ransom, of Salem.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jim and Donald Pinnick and a sister, Dorothy Toliver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary

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

Marsha Karol Parker

Feb. 12, 1967 — Oct. 01, 2022

Marsha Karol Parker, 55, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022, at her residence.

Born February 12, 1967, in Washington, Indiana, she was the daughter of Don Foster and Lorna (McKown) Mitchell.

Marsha worked at JSI as an assembler. She liked to travel and visit with her friends and family.

Surviving are her children, Michael Parker of Orleans, Lacie (Tyson) Adcock of Bedford, Rocky Staggs of Bedford, Casey Staggs of Bedford, and Charity (Isaac Terrell) Staggs of Mitchell; siblings, Jeff Foster of Washington, Nikki Foster of Washington, and Kari Terrell of Orleans; and eleven grandchildren.

Her parents and son, Dustin Staggs, preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen.

Oct. 03, 2022

Nancy R. Petersen (Ladage)

June 12, 1931 — Sept. 27, 2022

Nancy R. Petersen (Ladage), 91, of Mitchell, passed away September 27th at her home.

Born June 12, 1931, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lorenzo and Rose Everett, and was the last of her 12 siblings to depart this life.

She married Paul L. Petersen on December 19th, 1950, and he died February 26, 2002. She married John Ladage on April 9, 2011, and he survives. Also surviving are her daughters, Becky (Marty) Mundy, Marilyn (Gary) Lentz, and Janet (Guy) Jackson, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

For many years Nancy worked alongside her first husband, Paul, on their farm west of Fayetteville, becoming proficient at running Alice-Chalmers tractors, building fences, and herding cows. She enjoyed spending time with her family, plus the many cats and dogs she had over the years.

She was the first female employee of the Bedford Post Office, where she worked for about 20 years as a rural carrier delivering mail to a number of Lawrence County routes.

Nancy was an active member of Owensburg Baptist Church for many years and enjoyed socializing with friends through a group she started called the PEP Club (People Enjoying People). She later joined Mitchell First Church of God, where she was involved with Bertha’s Mission dinners and other ministries.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and a son, Paul Darwin Petersen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bob Courson officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3rd and Tuesday from noon until the service time at the Day & Carter Mortuary..

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Nancy’s memory to the White River Humane Society or another organization that makes the world a better place.

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

Jake Hatfield

July 23, 1931 — Sept. 30, 2022

Jake Hatfield, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 2:20 pm, on Friday, September 30th, at Garden Villa.

Born July 23, 1931, in Williams, he was the son of William “Bill” and Roxie (Williams) Hatfield. Jake was a 1951 graduate from Bedford High School. He married Frannie Arena on July 20, 1990, and she preceded him in death on May 12, 2016.

He worked at Haley’s auction service, Indiana Limestone, City of Bedford, Toby’s Donut Shop, and was a farmer and truck driver. Jake was of the Christian faith and attended Williams Church of Christ and Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Survivors include nieces Carol Bush and husband Danny of Springville, Sally Hutton and husband Rick of Springville, Susie Hayes and husband Craig Striepe of Florida; nephews, John Hayes and wife Delilah of Springville, Ed Hayes of Bedford; Several great & great great nieces and nephews. Two brother-in-laws Mike Arena of Bedford and Joe Arena of Anderson; One sister-in-law Donna Bridwell of Bedford.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters, Elizabeth Hayes and Helen J. Hatfield, and a brother-in-law, Farrell Hayes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dora Darlene (Marsh) Baugh

Aug. 21, 1941 — Sept. 30, 2022

Dora Darlene (Marsh) Baugh, 81, of Bloomington, passed away, Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

She was born August 21, 1941, in Bedford, to Delbert and Nellie (Keith) Marsh.

Dora was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and retired from Thompson/RCA in Bloomington. She was a graduate of the Bedford High School with the class of 1959 and was a member of the V.I.P. C.B. Club of Monroe County. She loved her animals and had cats, dogs, birds, etc. She especially enjoyed doing home cooking for her family.

Surviving to cherish Dora’s memory is her son, Kevin Williams of Bloomington; and her daughter, Kelly Treadway (Stephen Eller) of Bloomington.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 12:00Noon to 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Cremation will follow with burial in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Dora may be made to the White River Humane Society in Bedford.

Robert Lee Briscoe

Oct. 17, 1931 — Sept. 30, 2022

Robert Lee Briscoe, 90, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, at Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born October 17, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe. He married Priscilla June Tirey July 23, 1952 and she preceded him in death August 8, 2022.

Robert was a veteran of the Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed at Carpenter Body Works for 20 years and retired from Otis Elevator Company after 30 years. Robert was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and the Murat Shriners of Indianapolis.

Surviving are his daughter, Judy Ann Briscoe of Bloomington; granddaughter, Elizabeth Briscoe; siblings, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford and Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Sharon Tirey of Seymour and Karen Briscoe of Mitchell; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

His parents; wife; son, Dennis Lee Briscoe; and siblings, Donald “Leroy” Briscoe, Louis “Doodle” Briscoe, Basil Briscoe, Wilbur “Web” Briscoe, James Briscoe, Walter “Bus” Briscoe, Frances Briscoe, Fern Watson, and Ruby Smith, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Philip Barker officiating. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge. Military rites will be accorded at 12:50 p.m. by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

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