Obituaries – September 2013

September 30, 2013

Idah Short

Sept. 7, 1915 — Sept. 29, 2013

Idah Louise Short, 98, of Bedford died at 5:19 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at the IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 7, 1915, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Robert and Agnes (Tremp) Peterman. She married Milton A. Short, and he preceded her in death. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  She also served on the Red Cross Board, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons: William Short of Bedford and Michael Short and his wife Ginny of Bedford; one daughter: Marjory Starnes and Jim Richardson of Bedford; two stepsons: Larry Stearley and his wife Nancy of Gulf Shores, AL, and Gary Stearley of Riverview, FL; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Mungle, Andrew (Coby) Short, Abigail Henning, Sherry Stiles, Deanna Short, Debbie Short, and Kevin Hoopingarner; three step grandchildren: Amy May, Jennifer Hartman and Heather Ledford; 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister Lillian (Tudie) Vicars.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Charlie Carpenter officiating.  A committal service will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.   Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family ask that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Idah Louise at www.daycarter.com.

Richard Turner

Sept. 12, 1935 — Aug. 29, 2013

Richard Delano Turner, 77, Harlingen, Texas, formerly of the Bedford-Mitchell area, died on Aug. 29.

He was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Lawrence County, Ind., the son of Robert R. and Radie Kathleen (Turner) Finley. He married Jo Ann (Bell) Turner Sept. 8, 1956, in Taunton, Mass.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, four years active and four years inactive, and after moving to Mitchell he owned and operated Turner Transportation Inc. and drove trucks for Carpenter Body Works.  Richard was a former member of the Mitchell Police Department.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 since 1966 and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. since 1976. After retiring as a Lawrence Co. Weights and Measurers Inspector, he and his wife moved to Harlingen, Texas.

He is survived by his wife; two sisters, Naomi Norman, Bedford, and Anah Mae Briscoe, Mitchell; a brother Robert Turner, Monticello, Ky.; two grandsons, J.D. (Crystal) Powell Jr. and Darin (Allie) Powell, both of Bedford; two great-granddaughters, Ava Caroline Powell and Adrianna Sue Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepfather George Finley, Bloomington; a daughter, Debra Sue Powell, and a son Richard D. Turner Jr., both of Mitchell; one brother, Robert Turner, Bedford; one sister, Dorothy (Turner) Norman.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Jack Taylor officiating. Military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Frances Stigall

Dec. 3, 1922 — Sept. 27, 2013

Frances Stigall of Oolitic passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 4:20 p.m. on Friday,  Sept. 27, 2013.

She was born on Dec. 3 1922, in Lawrence County to Marlene (Blackwell) Cobb and Sam Cobb.

Frances married Tom Stigall Dec. 30, 1941. Together they had three daughters Marlene Stigall, Sherry (Herb) Griffin and Sheila (Mike) Gilbert.

Frances and Tom enjoyed several years of traveling and enjoying life together. She was a homemaker a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and a devoted Christian. Frances had five grandsons, Anthony Lewis, Clay Smith, Johnny Mike (Lora) Gilbert, Jared (Melissa) Gilbert and Justin Gilbert, and nine great-grandkids, Abby, Issak and Izabel Gilbert, Carson, Owen and Lola Gilbert, and Gage, Levi, and Seth Smith, whom she loved dearly. She had several nieces and nephews

She leaves behind a brother-in-law John Tirey; sisters-in-law Thelma Cobb, Christine Ritchey, Barbra Mcfadden, Donna Faye Stigall. Kathrene Stigall, Maxine Stigall and Wilma Stigall.

She was proceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; her daughter Marlene; two brothers, Walter Cobb and James Cobb, and two sisters, Ester Lewis and MaryAlice Tirey,

Frances was loved by many and will be sadly missed and always remembered for her devotion to her family and her fun loving ways.

Visitation is today from 3-8 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Highway, Bedford.

Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens.

Michael Brown

Michael Lewis Brown, 61, died Saturday in Stoud, Okla. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 29, 2013

Martha ‘Jane’ Kendall

June 25, 1942 — Sept. 27, 2013

Martha “Jane” Kendall, 71, of Oolitic, died at 11:05 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 25, 1942, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Curtis and Anna Marie (Collier) Elkins. She married William Daniel Kendall on Dec. 31, 1961, in Lawrenceville, Ill., and he survives. She graduated from Oolitic High School in 1961 and retired from General Electric in 2001 after 32 years. She attended Hillcrest Christian Church. Jane loved cooking and family gatherings.

Surviving with her husband, Bill, of Oolitc, are two sons, William Douglas Kendall and Michael Curtis Kendall, both Oolitic; one sister, Becki Woodsmall and husband, Ray, of Avoca; one half-brother, Richard Baugh of Bedford; nephews, Daniel Woodsmall of Avoca, Jordan Woodsmall of Manhattan, N.Y., Bill Cummings of Mooresville, Ind., Gregory Baugh of Bedford and Brian Baugh of Bloomington; nieces, Andrea Fields and husband, Mike, of Bedford, Christy Farhar and husband, Ed, of Shoals, Johnna Woodsmall of Columbus, Ohio, Tammy Gilstrap and husband, Ray, of Bedford, Beth Baugh of Bloomington, and Robin Webb and her husband, Brian, of Bedford; and numerous grandnieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Linda Mae Cummings; one half-sister, Ruth Troy; one brother, Jack Elkins; and one half-brother, Bob Baugh.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Jane at www.daycarter.com.

Barney Junior Terrell

Dec. 29, 1950 — Sept. 27, 2013

Barney Junior Terrell, 62, of Springville, died at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at IU Health University Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1950, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Barney and Francis (Moore) Terrell. He married Susan Hatchett on July 8, 1993, and she survives. He was employed at Laborers Union #741 and had also worked as a welder at Bruner Engineering and Manchester Tank. Barney was a Vietnam Veteran as a Paratrooper serving with the 82nd Airborne and a member of Life Tabernacle Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, outdoor activities and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife, Suzi, are six children, Stormi Terrell of Nevada, Darren Terrell and his wife, Melissa, of Bedford, Jessica Maxwell and husband, Ben, of Nashville, Tenn., Tala Saylor of Bloomfield, Danny Phillips and wife, Angie, of Springville and Jessica Enochs of Needmore. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tyrone Cowan, Trey McReynolds, Akia McReynolds, Lakota Terrell, Emma Terrell, Jimmy Saylor, Alisha Saylor, Lee Phillips, Ashley Phillips, Levi Phillips, Logan Phillips and Olivia Enochs; siblings, Yvonne Combs of Bedford, Eugene Terrell of Mitchell, Marilyn Durham of Kentucky, Peggy Bishop of Mitchell, Ellie Terrell of Alabama, Bill Terrell of Mitchell, Ronnie Terrell of Mitchell, Larry Terrell of Bedford and Carole Clem of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Aldine Terrell; and one grandchild, Hannah Phillips.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Life Tabernacle Church in Springville, with Pastor Doug Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery, with military rites accorded at the grave by members of Gillen Post 33. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Life Tabernacle Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Barney at www.daycarter.com.

Leah N. Galloway

July 23, 1920 — Sept. 27, 2013

Leah N. Galloway, 93, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Bell Trace Health and Living.

She was born on July 23, 1920, in Freedom to Mark and Nina (Price) Needy. She was married to Basil Galloway, who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1964. Leah retired after working at Indiana Bell, where she started as an operator and retired in management. After retirement, Leah worked at the Broadview Clinic in Bedford. She was a member of the Woodhaven Christian Church. Leah enjoyed traveling to Florida, Hawaii and the western part of the country. Her grandchildren were a special joy to her and she loved them all dearly. She and Basil were also square dancers and enjoyed many dances throughout their marriage.

Leah’s family would like to thank IU Health Hospice and the staff at Bell Trace for their extraordinary care she received from them.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Robert and Richard Needy.

Leah is survived by her daughters, Diane Inman (Denny) of Bedford and Laura Galloway of Bloomington; grandchildren, James Inman, Kip Inman (Charity), Alissia Inman (Monte Bastin); great-grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Kody, Alex, Keaton, Danielle, Dax and Kenley; and sister, Stella Jane Franklin of Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at Woodhaven Christian Church, 3345 South Leonard Springs Road, Bloomington at noon Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Burial is to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again one hour prior to services. Visit www.chandlerfh.com to view Leah’s tribute page and share condolences, memories, photos and more with the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Red Cross, Woodhaven Christian Church or IU Health Bloomington Hospice.

Frances Stigall

Dec. 3, 1922 — Sept. 27, 2013

Frances Stigall, 90, of Oolitic, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was born on Dec. 3, 1922, in Lawrence County to Marlene (Blackwell) Cobb and Sam Cobb.

Frances married Tom Stigall on Dec. 30, 1941. Together they had three daughters, Marlene Stigall, Sherry (Herb) Griffin and Sheila (Mike) Gilbert.

Frances and Tom enjoyed several years of traveling and enjoying life together. She was a homemaker, a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and a devoted Christian.

Frances had five grandsons, Anthony Lewis, Clay Smith, Johnny Mike (Lora) Gilbert, Jared (Melissa) Gilbert and Justin Gilbert; nine great-grandkids, Abby, Issak, Izabel Gilbert, Carson, Owen, Lola Gilbert, Gage, Levi and Seth Smith, who she loved dearly. She had several nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind a brother-in-law, John Tirey; and several sisters-in-law, Thelma Cobb, Christine Ritchey, Barbra Mcfadden, Donna Faye Stigall, Kathrene Stigall, Maxine Stigall and Wilma Stigall.

She was proceeded in death by her loving husband; her parents; her daughter Marlene; two brothers, Walter Cobb and James Cobb; and two sisters, Ester Lewis and MaryAlice Tirey.

Frances was loved by many and will be sadly missed and always remembered for her devotion to her family and her fun loving ways.

Visitation is Monday, Sept. 30, from 3-8 p.m. Funeral is Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. Viewing is from 9 until the service at 11 at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Highway, Bedford, Indiana. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens.

September 28, 2013

Vera Brown

July 10, 1940 — Sept. 25, 2013

Vera Brown, 73 of Bedford, died at 11:57 p.m., Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 10, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Maynard Henry and Mary Delight (Bates) Gardner.

She had been employed in nursing and as a factory worker.

Surviving are three daughters, Colleen Carnita Jackson Summitt and Kenneth of Bloomington, Melissa Dawn Wilson and Joe Kern of Mitchell and Leatha Gail Taylor and Barry of Tunnelton/Bono; one son, Coy Dale Brown and wife Elisabeth of Bedford; one sister, Edith Sanders; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ruth Smith, Mary (Kathy) Barlow and Dotty Martinez; and one brother, Don Gardner.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday.

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

Dora Rowe

June 21, 1922 — Sept. 26, 2013

Dora Rowe, 91, formerly of Bedford, died at 12:45 p.m. at Ketcham Memorial Center, Odon.

Born June 21, 1922, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Noble and Frances (Stultz) Hackney

She married Chester LeRoy Rowe on Jan. 31, 1940, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1985.

She was a retired insurance agent with Keach and Grove.

She was a member of Avoca Baptist Church, American Legion Auxillary of Linton, AARP.

She enjoyed playing Bingo, camping, fishing and was an avid reader.

Surviving are her two daughters, Kay Wilson of Glendale and Rita (Bruce) Burns of Odon; one brother, Marvin “Ned” Hackney of Bedford; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Peggy Ann;two sisters, Jewell Carmichael and Kathleen Lehman; two brothers, Conrad “Connie” Hackney and Jon Hackney; one great-great-grandson, Cordae Love.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home

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

Chase D. Key

Aug. 9, 1991 — Sept. 25, 2013

Chase D. Key, age 22 of Bedford, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born at the Bedford Medical Center on Aug. 9, 1991, to Danny D. and Karen L. (Cooper) Key. Chase was a 2010 Graduate of Brown County High School, and attended the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his parents, Danny D. and Karen L. Key of Williams; one sister, Lori Key of Williams, grandparents, Rex and Lorraine Schlegel of Mitchell and grandmother, Jimmie Lou Key of Mitchell; aunts and uncles, Vance and Sharon Shipman of Mitchell, Bill Cooper Jr. of Mitchell, Terry and Barbara Key of Bloomington, Tim and Michelle Tanksley of Mitchell and Tim and Vicki Tritle of Seymour; and several cousins.

Chase was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Claude Key and Bill Cooper Sr.

Memorial visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Private Family Memorial will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home

Cremation was chosen, with burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: American Heart Association at 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75231; Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, In 46202; or Special Olympics 1133 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Greg Waggoner

Dec. 26, 1964 — Sept. 26, 2013

Greg Waggoner, 48 of Mitchell, died on Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 26, 1964, in Seymour, he is the son of Wayne and Beverly (Emily) Waggoner. He married Tina Vollrath on Nov. 28, 1992, and she survives.

He was an electrical engineer at Crane for 25 years. He graduated in 1983 from Seymour High School and in 1987 from Purdue University.

He was a member of Avoca Baptist Church.

He loved his children, fantasy football, baseball, gardening, and pitching horseshoes with his father.

Surviving with his wife Tina, of Mitchell, are two sons, Curtis Waggoner and Kyle Waggoner of Mitchell, two brothers, Jeff Waggoner and wife Amy of North Vernon and Matt Waggoner and wife Tracey of Garrison, N.D.; his parents of Seymour; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and father- and mother-in-law, Tom and Sarah Vollrath of Marysville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his, grandparents, Cleve and Thelma Emily and Nellie and Glenn Waggoner, his uncles, J.B. and Gary Emily.

A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating.   Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at the Avoca Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Friends and family are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Greg at www.daycarter.com.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avoca Baptist Mission Fund or charity of choice.

Martha J. Kendall

Martha Jane Kendall, 71, Bedford died at 11:05 a.m. on Friday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 27, 2013

Danny L. Hamilton

Sept. 17, 1958 — Sept. 21, 2013

Danny Lee Hamilton, 55, passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born Sept. 17, 1958, in Martin County, he was the son of John Woodston and Virginia (Wilcoxen) Hamilton. He married Sonya Maria Weissling May 1, 2009.

Danny was employed at Delta Coating and was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 689 in Bedford and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Shoals.

Surviving are his wife, Sonya Hamilton of Mitchell are daughters, Amanda Hamilton and Aaliyah Hamilton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jonathan Hill and Terry Tolbert; mother and stepfather, Virginia and Leroy Brown of Mitchell; brother, Harold Hamilton of Mitchell and sister, Marcella Moore of Bedford.

His father and brother, John Hamilton, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Greg McBride officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Thomas L. Baker

Feb. 4, 1962 — Sept. 25, 2013

Thomas Lewis Baker, 51, of Bloomington, lost his battle with cancer Wednesday evening at Hospice House in Bloomington. Beside him at his passing were his sons, Cody D. Baker of Ellettsville and Thomas M. Baker of Indianapolis; sisters, Cynthia L. Baker (Miller) and husband Charles of Tok, Alaska and Melissa A. Baker (LuAllen) and husband Brian of Bedford.

Thomas was born in Washington to Nancy L. (Chaillaux) Baker and Virgil L. Baker.

He was preceded in death by both parents; and grandparents Olive and Jim Chaillaux and Bessie and Drass Baker; uncles, Harold Baker and Kenny Chaillaux; aunts, Barbara (Simmerman) Jerrell and Lanor Baker; and cousin, Kent Chaillaux.

Thomas will be missed by his entire family as well as dedicated/loving friend, Colleen (Jackson) Summitt.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Williams Church of Christ, 308 Ridge Road, with Jim Valentine officiating at 4 p.m.

Thomas chose cremation with interment at Williams Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in memory of Thomas to the Hospice House. Checks payable to the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402, noting Hospice on the memo line.

Southern Indiana Cremation Society, LLC, is in charge of the arrangements.

James K. Hurst

Feb. 7, 1944 — Sept. 18, 2013

James Keith Hurst, MGySgt USMC, retired after 30 years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, passed away Sept. 18 in Bloomington. He was born on Feb. 7, 1944, in Bloomington, to Fred Thomas and Leota Blanche (Decker) Hurst.

He is survived by a daughter, Janna Marie (Hurst) Castillo and her children, Jordan Keith and Maria Adela Castillo; brother, Carl L. (Olivia A.) Hurst of Florida, and their six children; sisters, Phyllis (Robert) Herr and her son, Kenny Jr. and Troy Simpson, Betty (Joe) Figg and sons, William T. (Sharon) Hurst of Bloomington, James E. (Denice) Baird and James M. (Heather) Figg of Bedford.

A small ceremony was held on Sept. 20 at the Bloomington American Legion Post with the Honor Guard let by Edward Mauritson.

Semper Fi James.

Joe J. Johnson

Oct. 5, 1928 — Sept. 24, 2013

Joe J. Johnson, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday in Bedford.

Born Oct. 5, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles W. and Irene (Troy) Johnson. He married Teresa Ann Endris on April 22, 1950; and she preceded him in death.

He was an engineer at Central Foundry, Bedford, from which he retired in 1986. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1946 and GMI, Flint, Mich., Class of 1951.

He was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks, Bedford #826. He was of the Protestant Faith.

Surviving are one daughter, Janice Henderson of Cambridge, Md.; two sons, Chris Johnson (wife Frances) of North Augusta, S.C., and James Johnson (wife Courtney Cook), Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Alex Johnson (wife Staci) of Indianapolis, Bryan Johnson (wife Amanda) of Fort Collins, Colo., Amanda Henderson of Bloomington, Joe Henderson (wife Kelsey) of Bedford, and Adelaide Johnson and Catalina Jeannette Johnson of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Sherry Sherrill of Bedford, and Brenda Armstrong (husband Richard) of Bedford; one brother, Brent Johnson of Bloomington; one great-grandchild, Selah Belle Johnson of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews; and the Endris family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Teresa; and one brother-in-law Leroy “Si” Sherrill.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. A service will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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

Vera Brown

July 10, 1940 — Sept. 25, 2013

Vera Brown, 73, Bedford, died at 11:57 p.m., Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday.  

Chase D. Key

Aug. 9, 1991 — Sept. 25, 2013

Chase D. Key, 22, Bedford, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Memorial service will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation was chosen, with burial at a later date.

Memorials: American Heart Association at 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231, or Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202, or Special Olympics 1133 19th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe, 91, Bedford, died at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Asenitha Alka

Asenitha Alka, 68, Bedford, died at 3:45 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford.  Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

September 26, 2013

William W. Scott

April 29, 1933 — Sept. 25, 2013

William W. “Bill” Scott, 80, Bedford, died at 5 p.m. on Wedneday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born April 29, 1933, in Bedford, the son of William W. Sr. and Marie (Berkley) Scott, Sr. He married Carol Ann Vest on Jan. 19, 1957, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in 1996.

He attended Oolitic Schools and was a member of First Baptist Church, VFW, UAW No. 440, American Legion and AARP.

His hobbies were fishing and watching and attending ball games.

Bill served as a corporal in the Air Force during the Korean War.

Bill was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and papaw to many.

Survivors include his wife, Carol of Bedford; three daughters, Sharon Holbrook, Patricia A. Holmes and husband Wayne and Sandi Leigh Smoot and husband Tony, all of Bedford; one son, William Bradley Scott and wife Melinda of Bedford; one sister, Gloria Elliott; one brother, Don Scott and wife Connie; 14 grandchildren; great-grandchilren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Staggs and Barbara Turpen; one daughter, Marsha Lynn Scott; one granddaughter, Jamie Moore Fleenor; and one son-in-law, Earl Holbrook.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris and Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Military rites will be accorded at the grave.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a cand in memory of Bill at www.daycarter.com.

Vera Brown

Vera Brown, 73, Bedford, died at 11:57 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 25, 2013

Joe Johnson

Joe J. Johnson, 84, of Bedford, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

September 24, 2013

Ethan Powell

Sept. 12 2003 — Sept. 20, 2013

Ethan Powell, 10, went to be with Jesus on Friday after an unfortunate accident.

Born Sept. 12, 2003 in Indianapolis, Ethan loved being a part of his 4th grade class at East Side Elementary in Edinburgh. He played baseball and basketball; loved the outdoors and reading.

He was a great big brother, son, grandson, and friend.  He loved Jesus and grew up as a part of College Park Church.

Ethan will be loved and remembered by his parents, Jason and Erin Powell; brother, Deacon (age 8); sisters, Laurel (age 4) and Jacqui (age 3); grandparents, Steven and Judiane Burton of Brookston and Randy and Barbara Powell, Mitchell; great-grandparents, Jacquelyn Dobbins of Lafayette, Norma Burton of Brookston, Elizabeth Duncan of Mitchell and Bill and Eva Powell of Mitchell. He was a beloved nephew to, Uncle Drew Burton of Brookston and Uncle Boog (Dustin Powell) of Petersburg; Aunt Rachel and Cousin Aaron Carlisle of Petersburg.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at College Park Church, 2606 West 96th Street, Indianapolis. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, in Liberty Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating.

Memorial contributions: Ethan’s Medical Expenses, in care of G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, 1605 South State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143

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

Dorothy L. Lane

Jan. 14, 1929 — Sept. 8, 2013

Dear Sweet mother, Dorothy Lucille Lane, 84, passed through Heaven’s gates, Sept. 8, 2013. She was at her home in Mesa, Ariz., with family at her side.

Dorothy was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Orleans. She was married on Sept. 18, 1948, to a devoted and loving husband, Dallas L. Lane.

She is survived by her husband; her sons, Michael L. Lane of Mesa and Daniel W. Lane of Bloomington, Ill.; two daughters, Patricia Martino of Mesa and Kathleen S. Lane of Bloomington, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gene Sanders of Mitchell, Leroy Sanders of French Lick and Kenny Sanders and Jim Sanders, both of Orleans; and two sisters, Wanda Woodford and Sandy Morrison, both of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence “Frosty” and Hazel Goodpaster Sanders; brothers, Leon, William and Robert; and sisters, Barbara and Joan.

She was a member of the Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church in Bloomington, Ill., and the Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans. She was an avid bingo player.

She and her husband traveled and camped at National Parks and campgrounds all over the country. She was a member of the Corn Belt Campers, Corn Belt Boat Club, Masonic Lodge Campground and numerous other camping and boating organizations.

She volunteered regularly throughout her life for charities and organizations, where she was needed.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Horeb Church Cemetery in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating.

She will be missed, but not forgotten, her love will be carried in our hearts forever.

Joseph F. Weber

Aug. 13, 1940 — Sept. 21, 2013

Joseph Franklin Weber, 73, of Bedford and formerly of Bradenton, Fla., passed away at 8:48 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born on Aug. 13, 1940, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Alexander Weber and Edna (Herbst) Weber. He married Beth Cox on Sept. 24, 1977, and she survives.

He was a computer analyst for Raydar & Associates and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was a pilot and flight instructor.

He loved gardening, fishing, sailing and genealogy.

Surviving with his wife, Beth of Bedford; are one son, Douglas Weber of Bloomington; three daughters, Victoria Weber of Oolitic, and Sarah Weber and Patricia Weber, both of Bedford; one sister, Sandra Rudnicki of Westland, Mich.; nephews, Steven Rudnicki and William Rudnicki and wife, Karen; and nieces, Ellen Gajewski and husband, Paul, Cathy Perelli and husband, Michael and Elizabeth Dudek and husband, Jason.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation was chosen with no services. His remains will be scattered at sea at a later date.

Friends may consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Joseph at: www.daycarter.com

Robert Fidler Sr.

July 7, 1928 — Sept. 22, 2013

Robert E. Fidler Sr., 85, Washington, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at Hillside Manor.

He was born July 7, 1928, in Plainville, the son of Charles H. and Rose V. (Lawyer) Fidler. He graduated from Plainville High School and attend South West Bible College of Texas.

He was a farmer, had been employed at McCords, was a private pilot, and drove a cab for City Cab.

He was a member of Cornerstone Worship Center in Bedford.

He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving as a Sergeant. He was awarded the Good Conduct medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign medal, Navy Occupation Service medal, China Service medal, National Defense Service medal, Korean Service medal, United Nations Service medal, Navy Unit Commendation ribbon, USMC Rifle Marksman badge and the Republic of the Korean Presidential Unit citation.

Survivors include a son, Robert “Bob” Fidler Jr. and wife Debbie; grandson Ryan Fidler; three siblings, Dixie Bridges. Eleanor Brown and Charles “Buck” Fidler Jr. and wife Lou; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Fidler.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Wilson and Bonnie Chestnut; five brothers, Clarence “Bill” Fidler, Donald Fidler, Ronald Fidler, Randall Fidler, and Donnie Fidler; and two previous wives, Leonna M. Blackburn and Rosemary May.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gill Funeral Home in Washington with the Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Plainville Cemetery with military rites.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gill Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Veterans.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.gillsince1872.com.

Margaret Noel

Sept. 28, 1930 — Sept. 21, 2013

Margaret Noel, 82, Bedford, died at 1:35 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

September 23, 2013

Dorothy L. Lane

Jan. 14, 1929 — Sept. 8, 2013

Dear Sweet mother, Dorothy Lucille Lane, 84, passed through Heaven’s gates, Sept. 8, 2013. She was at her home in Mesa, Ariz., with family at her side.

Dorothy was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Orleans. She was married on Sept. 18, 1948, to a devoted and loving husband, Dallas L. Lane.

She is survived by her husband; her sons, Michael L. Lane of Mesa and Daniel W. Lane of Bloomington, Ill.; two daughters, Patricia Martino of Mesa and Kathleen S. Lane of Bloomington, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gene Sanders of Mitchell, Leroy Sanders of French Lick and Kenny Sanders and Jim Sanders, both of Orleans; and two sisters, Wanda Woodford and Sandy Morrison, both of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence “Frosty” and Hazel Goodpaster Sanders; brothers, Leon, William and Robert; and sisters, Barbara and Joan.

She was a member of the Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church in Bloomington, Ill. and the Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans. She was an avid bingo player.

She and her husband traveled and camped at National Parks and campgrounds all over the country. She was a member of the Corn Belt Campers, Corn Belt Boat Club, Masonic Lodge Campground and numerous other camping and boating organizations.

She volunteered regularly throughout her life for charities and organizations, where she was needed.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Horeb Church Cemetery in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating.

She will be missed, but not forgotten, her love will be carried in our hears forever.

Margaret Noel

Sept. 28, 1930 — Sept. 21, 2013

Margaret Noel, 82, of Bedford, died at 1:35 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1930, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John and Hattie (Nicholson) Bailey Sr.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Noel of Bedford and Stewart Noel and wife Linda of Stafford, Va.; five grandchildren, Julie Noel, Steven Noel, David Noel, Michael Noel and Daniel Noel; and one sister, Lucille Taylor of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Bailey, John Bailey Jr., Robert Bailey and Marvin Bailey; and sisters, Louise Deckard and Vivian Bailey.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dennis Hilton officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.

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

Virgil L. Wininger

Sept. 26, 1935 — Sept. 21, 2013

Virgil L. Wininger, age 77, of Bedford formerly of Washington, passed away at 4:39 p.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1935, in Washington, to Harold and Dovie (Purdue) Wininger. He was a 1953 graduate Washington High School and was a US Marine Corps veteran.

He was a founding board member of the Loogootee Little League Baseball and a past member of the Washington Church of Christ. He attended the Donica Church of God in Bedford and was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

He is survived by one daughter, Kim Duncan of Bedford; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Brenda Wininger of Loogootee, Jamie and Trudy Wininger of Troy, Ill., and Christopher and Judi Wininger of South Dakota; 14 grandchildren, Michael (Jill) Wininger of Loogootee, Nicole (Patrick) Brundage of Marietta, Ga., Mary Ann Wininger and Olivia Wininger, both of Loogootee, Mercedes Wininger and Jayce Wininger, both of Odon, Tiana Wininger and Alexia Wininger, both of South Dakota, Stephen (Jessica) Wininger, Christopher Wininger, Eleanor Wininger and Thomas May, all of Illinois, Bryce (Katie) Wininger of Fort Riley, Kan., and Courtney Duncan of Bedford; two brothers, Howard ‘Buzz’ Wininger of Washington and James Wininger of Elnora.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (McBride) Wininger on April 19, 2007, whom he had married on Dec. 24, 1954. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Peggy Adams.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary with Brother Pat Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Virgil to the Loogootee Little League, 105 Garrett Ave., Loogootee, IN 47553.

Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemortuary.com.

Danny L. Hamilton

Sept. 17, 1958 — Sept. 21, 2013

Danny Lee Hamilton, 55, died Saturday morning at his residence. A memorial service will be at a later date at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 22, 2013

Michael Eager

Oct. 27, 1943 — Sept. 19, 2013

Michael Eager, 69, of Mitchell, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born in Bedford on Oct. 27, 1943, to Floyd “Bus” and Bonnie (Limeberry) Eager. He married Jacqueline “Sue” McRoberts on Nov. 10, 1967, in Burns City, and she survives. Mike was a 1961 graduate of Mitchell High School, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and the Mitchell American Legion Post #250. Mike retired from NWSC Crane, where he worked in quality control; he was a former member of the Mitchell City Council.

Survivors include his wife; Sue Eager of Mitchell, two sons, Gary G. Eager of Mitchell and Marty Eager and wife, Tammy, of Mitchell; his mother, Bonnie Eager, of Bedford; one brother, Gary L. Eager and wife, Susan, of Mitchell; and four grandchildren, Ashley Eager, Lisa Eager, Alex Mahan and Alyssa Mahan, all of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father and daughter Amy (Eager) Mahan in 2008.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery, with Military Honors by the Mitchell American Legion Post #250.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Wever

June 5, 1929 — Sept. 20, 2013

Robert G. “Bob” Wever, 84, of Mitchell, went to be with the Lord at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 5, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Ira Glenn and Ada Marie (Link) Wever. Robert first married Eloise Rose Hoggatt and she preceded him in death. He then married Anna Belle Thomas on Aug. 16, 1969, and she survives. Robert retired from East Lawrence Water where he was the manager. He was also a journey draftsman at Indiana Limestone, owner of Hoosier Drafting Service and Clopay Overhead Doors. He was a member of Fairview Community Church where he served as a deacon; a member of Gideons International since Aug. 16, 1979, where he was president of the Bedford camp; president of Indiana Rural Water for years; a board member of East Lawrence Rural Water; and a former board member of the Mitchell Library. He taught Sunday school at Bono United Methodist Church and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife, Anna Belle, are two sons, Brent Wever and wife, Wanda, of Bedford, and Kent Wever and wife, Sandy, of Bedford; and two daughters, Kim Powell and husband, Danny, of Mitchell, and Susan Tumey and husband, Dennis, of Bedford; 10 grandchildren, BJ Wever, Brady Wever, AJ Wever, Kirstin Vanlandingham and husband, Randy, Dason Powell, Tanner Powell, Ashley Frazier, Josh Tumey, Darren Tumey and Tiffany Fanning; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Nona Case of Bedford; one brother, Bill Wever of Leesville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Eloise Rose; and one brother, John Wever.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Fairview Community Church with Pastor Lindy Hopkins and Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery with military rites accorded. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. at Fairview Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Bob at www.daycarter.com.

Danny Lee Hamilton

Danny Lee Hamilton, 55, of Mitchell, died Saturday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Margaret Noel

Margaret Noel, 82, of Bedford, died Saturday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day Carter Mortuary.

Mary M. (French) Sheeks

Mary M. (French) Sheeks, 89, of Indianapolis, died Sept. 9.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Knott Cemetery in Bedford. Meredith-Clark Funeral Home

Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown is in charge of arrangements.

September 21, 2013

Charles W. Trisler

Oct. 6, 1943 — Sept. 19, 2013

Charles W. “Bill” Trisler, 69, of Oolitic, died at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 6, 1943, in Hammond, he was the son of Winfred and Twylah (Jackson) Trisler.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1961. He was a member of the Oolitic Kiwanis Club and attended Dive Christian Church.

He was the owner of Bill’s Barber Shop in Oolitic for 31 years.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin Trisler and wife Erin of Indianapolis and Jared Trisler and wife Sarah of Bloomington; grandchildren, Grant, Georgia, Nolan and Addison Trisler; and a sister, Marilyn Blackburn of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jon Trisler.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Michael Eager

Oct. 27, 1943 — Sept. 19, 2013

Michael Eager, 69, Mitchell, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday, all at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert G. Wever

Robert Glen “Bob” Wever, 84, of Mitchell, died at 11:50 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 20, 2013

Mike Eager

Mike Eager, 69, Mitchell, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

September 19, 2013

Cladie A. Bailey

Aug. 31, 1942 — Sept. 18, 2013

Cladie A. Bailey, 71, of Nashville passed from this life at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday at Brown County Health & Living Community.

Mr. Bailey was a machine repairman at Cummins Engine Company retiring in 1996 after 32 years of service. After his retirement, he worked at NAPA Auto Parts in Nashville.

Mr. Bailey was a faithful member and former trustee of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Bean Blossom and also was a member of the Diesel Workers Union.

He had a passion for NASCAR and sprint car racing and had worked on sprint cars and also built a model sprint car.

Mr. Bailey was an avid golfer and enjoyed IU basketball and the St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 N. Old Settlers Rd, Bean Blossom, with Pastor Henry Berg officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 4205 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church or Bloomington Hospital Foundation for hospice services.

Online condolences may be sent to Mr. Bailey’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Born in Bedford Aug. 31, 1942, Mr. Bailey was the son of Cladie Alford and Mary Katherine Hobson Bailey. He married Phyllis J. Meier Bush April 1, 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Mary Katherine Mathews of Bedford; children, Cladie Alyn (Bobbie) Bailey Jr. of Crawfordville, Fla., Traci (Donny) Prince of Bedford, Sherri (Tim) Brown of Nashville, and Andrew (Christy) Bailey of Acworth, Ga.; stepdaughters, Gretchen (Craig) Turner of Columbus, Melinda Epler of Greenwood, and Melissa (Lee) Parker of Nashville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Mark Mathews and Dan (Kristy) Mathews, both of Bedford.

Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his father, Cladie Alford Bailey and his stepfather, Forest Mathews.

Olivia D. Browne

Feb. 20, 1943 — Sept. 14, 2013

Olivia Diane Browne, 70, of Lake Alfred, Fla. passed away on Saturday in Lake Alfred.

She was born on Feb. 20, 1943, in Louisville, Ky. to Russell and Elizabeth (Breeden) Richardson, she married Walter Russell Browne on Nov. 8, 1958, in Montgomery County, Tenn., and he survives.

She worked at RCA in Bloomington for 19 years, was a member of the Wesley Chapel Church in Mitchell and attended Lake Alfred United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Browne of Lake Alfred, Fla.; one daughter, Debbie Ritter and husband Don of Mitchell; two sons, Ed Browne and wife Lynette of Terre Haute, and Gene Browne and wife Anita of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, Jean James and husband Dick of Louisville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Bob Courson officiating.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Ramona F. Allen

July 31, 1956 — Sept. 17, 2013

Ramona Fay Allen, 57 of Hillsboro, Ohio, formerly of Bedford, passed away at 4:19 p.m. on Tuesday at the Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro.

She was born at Dunn Hospital in Bedford on July 31, 1956, to Raymond and Fay (Brown) Pate. She graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1974, she married Kerry Allen on Aug. 2, 1974, at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford and he survives, she was formerly employed by Ed Bousman Evangelistic Association, and assisted in the ministry at Person to Person Ministries in Hillsboro, she was a member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Kerry Allen of Hillsboro; two sons, Wade Allen and wife Amanda of French Lick and Chad Allen and wife Megan of Valparaiso; her parents, Raymond and Fay Pate of Bedford; one brother, Donnie Pate and wife Cheryl of Bedford; one sister, Sande Rech and husband Mike of Carthage; two grandsons, Malachi and Silas Allen of Valparaiso; her 3rd grandchild will be arriving in January 2014; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. Burial will be in the Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to: Person to Person Ministries, P.O. Box 39, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 18, 2013

Delmar Evans Sr.

Jan. 20, 1930 — Sept. 16, 2013

Delmar L. Evans Sr., 83, of Bedford and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Monday in StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He was born in Washington on Jan. 20, 1930, to Floyd Evans and Martha Russell Evans.

Delmar was an Army Veteran and a retired farmer and mechanic.

He is survived by three children; Pamela Wampler and husband Ron of Bloomington, Daniel Evans of Bloomington, and Delmar Evans Jr. and wife Janene of Terre Haute; and a stepdaughter, Karen Owen and husband Danny. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Deidre Evans, Belinda Freeman and husband Jonathan, Ryan Evans, and Matthew Evans; and stepgrandchildren, David Owen and wife Lisa, Chuck Owen and wife Amanda, and Courtney Owen. Other survivors include his great-grandchildren, Darren Suits, Walter Howell Jr., Devan Freeman, and Elyse Freeman; and two sisters, Wilma Dixon of Brush, Colo., and Margie Bateman of Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Wilma Jean Evans; and siblings, William R. Evans, Giles Evans, Floyd Evans, Pete Evans, Clarence Evans, Alma Evans, Ruth Lashley, Clara Evans, and Lillian Jacobs.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.

Johnny D. Blanton

Oct. 21, 1948 — Sept. 14, 2013

Johnny D. Blanton, 64, passed into Heaven at 1:51 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Donovan and Katherine (Turpin) Blanton. He married Twila L. Thomas Jan. 15, 1983.

He was employed at Evans Stone Company and was a 1968 graduate of Mitchell High School. Johnny attended Faith Mission Church in Bedford and was a Red Coat at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, and was a bird enthusiast.

Surviving are his wife, Twila Blanton of Mitchell; sons, Scot (Sheila) Blanton of Mitchell, Travis (Angie) Blanton of Bloomington and Jeremy (Amanda) Blanton of Mitchell; bonus children, Dion (Michael) Courtney of Fredericksburg, Sheri Collins of Greenwood and Steven (Paula) Brown of Salem; grandchildren, Brittany Blanton, Trey Blanton, Taylor Blanton, Katie Blanton, Cooper Blanton and Leo Blanton; bonus grandchildren, Casey Sanders, Elizabeth Curtsinger, Joshua Strange, Aaron Collins and Diamond Brown; brother, Jackie (Robbi) Blanton of Bedford; and sisters, Jewwana Carrico of Mitchell and Julie (Brian) Darnell of Heltonville.

His parents and grandson, Lex Blanton, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at the Faith Mission Church with the Rev. Steve Stetler officiating.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service at the church.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mitchell Cemetery.

Honorary casketbearers will be Jim Colburn and Michael Holsapple.

Casketbearers will be Scot Blanton, Travis Blanton, Jeremy Blanton, Kenny Fett, Rhett Carrico and Jackie Blanton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Stone City Christian Academy.

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

Lyall W. Maass Jr.

Lyall Walter Maass Jr., 51 of Paoli, passed away at his niece’s residence, Stephanie Shryock and her husband Gerry, in Anderson at 3:45 a.m. on Monday, surrounded by his loving family.

Lyall attended Paoli Jr. Sr. High School in the 1970s and then went on to join the US Marine Corps.

In 1984, he received an associate degree from Ivy Tech in Indianapolis for Heating & Cooling (HVAC). He worked a number of years as a HVAC technician.

In 1988, he attended ATA Training Academy in Indianapolis obtaining a second Associates degree in Aircraft Maintenance. Lyall worked a number of years as an aircraft mechanic, he had been currently employed by Ames Aviation in Wilmington, Ohio.

His main hobby was flying remote control aircraft as well as being a military aircraft history buff.

Lyall was preceded in death by his parents, Lyall Walter Maass Sr. and Margaret Josephine (Green) Maass.

He is survived by his siblings, Lisa Ann Maass and Mary Theresa Maass; his nieces, Stephanie Shryock, Melanie Whited and Jessica Garrett; his great-nieces, Madison Westfall, Grace Westfall and Layla Westfall.

Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church in Mitchell.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Nathan R. Arthur

Dec. 4, 1981 — Sept. 14, 2013

Nathan R. Arthur, 31, Shoals, passed away in an auto accident in Lawrence County on Saturday.

He was born in Bedford on Dec. 4, 1981, to Raymond Arthur and Beth (Baker) Zaragoza.

He was employed by Umphress Masonry.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Beth and Darrin Zaragoza of Bedford; his father, Raymond Arthur of Bedford; grandfather, William Arthur Sr.; one brother, Brandon Arthur of Bedford; and three sons, Harley Allen of Illinois, Christopher Allen of Missouri, and Anthony Arthur of Greencastle.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clyde and Melba Baker; grandmother, Nina Arthur; uncle, Bill Baker; and two cousins, Ryan Baker and James Reeves.

Celebration of Life will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with Ed Fahar officiating.

September 17, 2013

Eliza Wagoner

Jan. 19, 1929 — Sept. 15, 2013

Eliza Wagoner, 84, of Williams passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born on Jan. 19, 1929, in Jackson, Ky., to Green and Cappie (Spicer) Spicer. She married James B. Wagoner on April 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death on April 27, 1991.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her brothers and sisters, Green Spicer, Jr. of Mitchell, Lonnie Spicer of Palmyra, Raymond Spicer of Bedford, and Effie Smith of Mitchell; her loving friend, Sarah Harrell of Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Delbert and Asbery Spicer; and sisters, Sarah Wyatt and Nannie Tharp.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with Bro. Robert Edinger officiating at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Kathryn C. Baker

Sept. 24, 1926 — Sept. 16, 2013

Kathryn C. Baker, 86, Mitchell, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Sept. 24, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lynvel and Gayle (Holsapple) Hall. She married William J. Baker Sept. 8, 1944.

She was a homemaker and a member of the 39th Street Christian Church in Bedford.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, William Baker of Mitchell; daughters, Willa Kay Howard of Mitchell, Sheila Sue Baker of Mitchell and Cheryl Lynn Baker of Heltonville.

Her parents and sister, Betty Stine, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Michael K. Skeen

March 25, 1943 — Sept. 12, 2013

Michael Keith Skeen, 70, Citrus Springs, Fla., passed away on Thursday.

He was born March 25, 1943, in Fayetteville, the son of Roy and Imogene (Davis) Skeen, who preceded him in death.

He was retired. He worked at M&E Honda in Bedford before relocating to Florida in 1990.

He is remembered and dearly missed by his wife of six years, Isabel; son Duane Skeen and wife Alicia of Glen Burnie, Md.; daughter, DeeDee Gallagher and husband Geoff of Carmel; two grandchildren, Darby and Sean Gallagher; one brother, Jim (Wilma) Skeen of Orleans; and three sisters, Marjorie (Jack) Reynolds of Leesburg, Fla., and Mary Mathews and Karen (Charlie) Pace, all of Bedford.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no service.

Verla J. Winings

Aug. 9, 1931 — Sept. 5, 2013

Verla Jean Winings, 82 of Waddell, Ariz., passed away Thursday in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Born Aug. 9, 1931, in Crab Orchard, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Lillie (Pemberton) Adams.

Verla worked at RCA while she attended Cosmetology School. Verla owned a beauty salon in Ellettsville for many years. Verla moved to Arizona and worked for PCS in Scottsdale, Ariz., until she retired.

Verla is survived by her sister, Jewell (Adams) Baker; son, Philip (Donna) Middleton of Seymour; daughter, Jill (Donald) Middleton-Hempelman of Waddell, Ariz.; grandchildren, Lisa Norbury, Philip D. Middleton and Scott Hempelman; stepgrandchildren, Cassi Godsey, Bridgett Benham and Alison Benham; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Kyle, Damian, Logan, Taylor, Levi, Michael, Ethan, Devin, Caitlyn, Ava, Tyson and Blake.

She is preceded in death by parents, John and Lily Adams, sisters Judy Hicks and Marcia Hirtz; brother, Philip Wayne Adams; grandson Eddie Middleton; and husband Sterling Winings.

Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Oolitic, 709 Lafayette Ave.

The family of Verla Winings express to all of you their heartfelt appreciation for your support, your comfort and your prayers. They invite you to join the dinner reception immediately following the Memorial Service.

Johnny Blanton

Johnny Blanton, 64, Mitchell, died at 1:51 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Mission Church in Bedford. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mitchell Cemetery.

Martha Armstrong

May 12, 1929 — Sept. 12, 2013

Martha Armstrong, 84, Seymour, died Thursday at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lyle Maass

Lyle Maass, 51, Anderson, died at 3:34 a.m. Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

September 14, 2013

Marjorie J. Hatfield

Jan. 23, 1927 — Sept. 9, 2013

Marjorie June Hatfield, 86, F Street, Bedford, died at 5 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Oolitic, to Abner and Allie (Miller) Lee, she married Lawrence E. Hatfield. He preceded her in death in December of 1977.

She was a loving mom, grandmaw and great-grandmaw. She loved flowers, animals and her family.

She was a member of Southland Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie (Phyllis) Hatfield and Mark Hatfields; one daughter, Robyn (Daniel Tobor) Bridges; one step-daughter, Janet Sue Patton; one step-son, Larry (Mary) Ayers; seven grandchildren, Callie Hatfield, Stephanie Rogers, Kaylee Jo Bridges, Kevin Edwards, Juli Ratcliff, Jackie Oliver and Jeff Hall; 10 great-grandchildren, Olivia McPherson, Erica Bridges, Adrian Rogers, Ellie Davis, Zeke Steward, Bob and Kevin Caudill, Bonnie Huff and Kayse and Kaiden Chen; eight great-great-grandchildren, Dayton, Emery, Kenny, Lila Jo, Anna Lenn and Alix Caudill and Gavin and Krystal Huff; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Freddie, Farrell, Floyd and Freeman Lee; and two sisters, Freda Ennis and Flossie Sears.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Southland Church of Christ, 26th and U streets, with Brother Bud Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the White River Humane Society are suggested.

September 13, 2013

Terry Joe Barnes

March 1, 1955 — Sept. 11, 2013

Terry Joe Barnes, 58, Medora, died at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was born March 1, 1955, in Seymour, the son of Melvin A. and Elona (Young) Barnes. He married Goldie Arnold on June 28, 1975, in Medora, and she survives.

He was a musician and auctioneer and was former owner of Mel’s Package Store in Medora. For over 30 years he did many charitable benefits of his music.

He was a member of the Medora Pentecostal Church.

Surviving with his wife, Goldie Barnes of Medora; are one son, Joe (Stephanie) Barnes of Medora; daughter, Leslie Barnes of Seymour; four grandchildren, Lytrisha Henley, Joseph Barnes, Jesse Dillman and Emily Barnes; brother, Melvin J. (Sherry) Barrnes of Bedford; sister, Karen (Paul) Henderson of Norman; his mother-in-law, Myrtle Arnold of Leesville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vickie Barnes; and his grandparents, Cella and Odessa Young and Lonnie and Eva Barnes.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Medora Pentecostal Church with Pastor Tim Gill officiating. Burial will be in Weddleville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Marjorie Hatfield

Jan. 24, 1927 — Sept. 9, 2013

Marjorie “June” Hatfield, 86, of Bedford died Monday at Indiana University Health in Bedford. Cremation was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 12, 2013

Virgil L. Padgett

March 7, 1930 — Sept. 11, 2013

Virgil Louis Padgett, 83, of Bedford, died at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born March 7, 1930, in Williams, he was the son of Arnold Padgett and Oma (Bex) Padgett. After the death of his mother, he and his two brothers, Harold and Arnold, lived with his grandparents Louis and Anna Padgett in their love-filled home in Williams.

He married Gloria Gilstrap on May 30, 1950, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Williams High School, Class of 1948 and of the Western Electronic Institute, Los Angeles, Calif., and was an electrical contractor.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army Airborne; he was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Bedford, and of the American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Padgett of Bedford; two daughters, Rita Hutcherson of Bedford and Monna Guignard of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Shane and Tristan Hutcherson, Neysa (Mohamed Baba), Haley (Seth Christenberry) and Luc L. Guignard; four great-grandchildren, Cody, Phoebe, Brayden and Ryan Hutcherson; two brothers, Harold (Irene) Padgett of Switz City and Arnold “Buck” (Emilie) Padgett of Bloomington; and one aunt, Mary Embree of Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Bedford, with the Rev. Charles A. Groth officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be considered to IU Health Hospice House, 2810 Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47403.

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

Jean D. Chaney

Nov. 19, 1929 — Sept. 8, 2013

Jean Deloris Chaney, 83 of Bedford, passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday in Bedford.

Born Nov. 19, 1929, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Martin Luther and Rebecca Francis (Harrell) McKnight. She married Fred Chaney Jr. on Sept. 18, 1948; and he preceded her in death.

She worked for M. Fine and Co. as a clothing manufacturer and was a graduate of Shawswick High School.

Surviving are three daughters, Sharon M. (Bret) Tedrow, Waunona (Kenny) Bradford, and Delores Hamilton; four grandchildren, Amber Bradford, Katrina Bradford, and Tommy and Sandra Hamilton; one great-grandchild, David Pate; one sister, Ruth Batman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and five siblings, Helen Parks, Edith Watson, Bill McKnight, Claude McKnight and Betty Cantrell.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Mundell Christian Church.

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

Lloyd A. Teeter

Nov. 2, 1950 — Sept. 10, 2013

Lloyd A. Teeter, 62, Palmyra, died Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. John Pentecostal Church in Georgetown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church. McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of the arrangements.

September 11, 2013

E. Viola New

April 28, 1923 — Sept. 9, 2013

E. Viola New, 90, of Peerless Road, Bedford, where she had lived for 66 years, died at 1 p.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 28, 1923, she was the daughter of A.J. and Nora E. (Short) Anderson. She married Jim New on May 10, 1942, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1941. She attended Indiana University and retired as an ordnance worker at NWSC Crane.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was the oldest member of the cradle roll. She was a member of the Dive Home Ec. Club, D.A.R. and enjoyed crocheting, gardening and spending winters in Texas.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Jim, of Bedford; a son, Jackson “Jack” Wayne New of Hope; three daughters, Rebecca V. Wagner of Manhattan, Kan., Noretta K. Abel and husband Garrett Wayne of Calvert, Ky., and Mary Fann New of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, M. Maxine Moore.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastor John Lane officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

September 10, 2013

Patrick W. Terry

Nov. 25, 1968 — Sept. 7, 2013

Patrick W. Terry, 44, of Bedford, died Saturday at his residence.

Born Nov. 25, 1968. in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy L. and Rosalie (Harris) Terry.

He was an assembler at General Electric.

He was a gifted musician and drummer for the band, Dames Rocket. He was an artist, cartoonist and animal lover, especially his cats, Momma Cat and Junior.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; a sister, Melissa Kalber and husband George of Bedford; two brothers, David Terry and wife Christy and John Terry and wife Jodi, all of Bedford; two nephews, Tyler Kalber and wife Kendra of Owensburg and Alex Kalber of Bedford; three nieces, Katie, Caroline and Brooke Terry, all of Bedford; one great-nephew, Kyten Kalber; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Doris Harris; and paternal grandparents, Lavere and Mabel Terry.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to White River Humane Society.

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

Floyd E. Neely Jr.

July 11, 1931 — Sept. 8, 2013

Floyd E. Neely Jr., 82, of Bedford, died at 3:51 a.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born July 11, 1931, in Springville, he was the son of Floyd and Mary (Colvin) Neely.

He married Donna (Reynolds) Neely on Feb. 17, 1950; she passed away Dec. 5, 2001.

He was a retired metal spinner and was a member of the Living Word Church.

Floyd was a graduate of Oolitic High School.

He is survived by two sons, Rick W. (Marita) Neely of Nicholson, Ga., and Steven L. (Teresa) Neely of Orleans; a daughter, Debra (Nick) Brandis of Commerce, Ga.; three sisters, Martha May Walters, Mary Ellen Boling and Patricia Earhart; long-term companion, Anna Parker; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Springville West Cemetery with Cam Anderson officiating.

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

David A. Verbocht

March 9, 1990 — Sept. 8, 2013

David Anthony Verbocht, 23 of Cloverdale, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:47 a.m. on Sunday.

Born March 9, 1990, in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of Jacobus “Jack” Verbocht and Rita (Maddox) Verbocht-Waltz.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 2008. He had attended IU and Ivy Tech.

He was employed at Cloverdale Building Supplies and enjoyed fishing, hiking, fitness and working out. David loved spending time with his family and friends.

His warm spirit touched so many lives.

Survivors include his mother and father, Rita and Jason Waltz of Bedford; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Verbocht of Indianapolis and Andrew Verbocht of Bedford; grandparents, Bob and Patti Lewis of Bloomington; grandmother, Loretta Maddox of Bedford; aunts, Diana Thomas and husband Ron, Pam Cobb, Teresa Hutchinson and husband Kevin and Sheila Decker and husband Bill; an uncle, Dennis Maddox and wife Donna; cousins, John, Carol, Denise, Angela, Brian, Brent, Jason, Trevis, Doug, Lucas, Kevin M., Aaron, Adam, Brandon and Will; several second cousins; extended family; family in the Netherlands; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; grandfather, Gene Maddox; grandparents, Cornelius and Jacoba Verbocht; and an uncle, Huub Matthijssen.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Duane Boady officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

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

Eleanor Hannum

July 9, 1929 — Sept. 8, 2013

Eleanor L. (Hewitt) Hannum, 84 of Columbus, died at 4:26 p.m. Sunday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Eleanor was born in Peoria, Ill., on July 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy Grafton Hewitt. She married Robert L. “Bob” Hannum in Bedford, on March 31, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2011.

Eleanor retired from Commonwealth Insurance Company in Columbus, where she was an executive secretary.

She was a member of First Christian Church, the Red Hat Society and the Mill Race Center in Columbus.

Eleanor enjoyed traveling with her husband of 63 years to all 50 states, Europe, Canada, Australia and Mexico. They spent many winter months in Ruskin, Fla., and enjoyed sailing.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and crocheting.

Eleanor is survived by two sons, Greg (Kathie) Hannum of Columbus, and Randy L. (Laura) Hannum of Bloomington; three sisters, Jeanne Dyer of California, and Wilma Reynolds and Sue (Bob) Reynolds, both of Bedford; a brother, Jim (Gail) Hewitt of Bedford; three grandchildren, Matthew and Laura Hannum both of Columbus, and Ken Hannum of Ohio; and two great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, Mrs. Hannum was also preceded in death by a brother, Bud Hewitt.

The funeral service celebrating the life of Eleanor will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus, with the Rev. Chad Ranson officiating.

Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Wednesday.

Burial will be in the Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery in Columbus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences to the family of Mrs. Hannum may be submitted at www.myers-reed.com.

Dawn A. Coyle

Dec. 11, 1964 — Sept. 8, 2013

Dawn Ann Coyle, 48 of Bedford, passed away Sunday morning at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 11, 1964, to Mitchell and Anna Barbara Fisher Coyle.

Dawn is survived by daughters, Megan Nicole Coyle of Bloomington and Brittany Morgan Ward of Unionville; grandchildren Hailey, Austin and Kyndall Landis, Johnathon and Hayden Ward, Madilynn and Savannah Bullock, and Sophia and Cali Jill; fiancé Doug Bennett of Bedford; and his daughter Robin Yazel and husband Ryan of South Bend; brothers, Eric Eugene Coyle of Evansville, Curtis Wesley Coyle and wife Dena of Indianapolis and John Franklin Coyle of Unionville; sisters, Vicki Michelle Coyle of Greenwood and Melinda Carol Jones of Unionville; and parents Mitchell and Anna Coyle also of Unionville.

Dawn is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Taighlor Breann Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite Humane Association.

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

Beulah E. Walker

April 25, 1931 — Sept. 9, 2013

Beulah E. “Boots” Walker, 82, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Monday at Bridge Pointe Health Campus.

Boots was born on April 25, 1931, in Decker, the daughter of Frank and Jessie (Graham) Lane. She married Norman Walker on Dec. 24, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2008 after 58 years of marriage.

Boots was a member of Community United Methodist Church and worked as a Nurse’s Aide for Junod’s Nursing Home and later Mitchell Manor.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Swing and husband Bob of Vincennes; grandchildren, Andrew Swing and wife Melena, Erin Hurst and husband Ryan and Jarrod Walker; great-grandchildren, Claire Swing, Seth Ault, and Camden Walker Hurst; sister, Nelda Frederick; and brother, Herschel Lane.

Boots was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son Mike Walker; and five siblings.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Tromley officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may gather at Memorial Park Cemetery at 10 a.m. to visit with Boots’ family. Goodwin Funeral Home, Vincennes is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 12251 C Stae Road 41 N., Evansville, IN 47725.

Christina Harris

April 22, 1951 — Sept. 8, 2013

Christina Carol Harris, 62, of Orleans, passed away Sunday at her home.

She was born April 22, 1951, in Bedford. She was employed at Jasper Seating in Paoli and was a member of the Orleans Christian Church.

She is survived by her father, Donald E. Smith of Mitchell; her mother, Carolyn Burton Purkhiser of Orleans; two sons, Randall James Johnson of Bloomington and Jeramiah E. Johnson of Linton; two daughters, Sara Beth Harris of Louisville and Elizabeth Danelle Finley of Pekin; one brother, Donald D. Smith of Orleans; two sisters, Connie Lindsey of Mitchell and Charlena Smith of Orleans; and seven grandchildren, Carley, Brooklynn, Raelynn, Krislyn, Kaitlen, Daleb and Elijah.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christy Lynn Richason.

The funeral will be at 5 p.m. today at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Bro. Thomas Bostic officiating. A private graveside service will be at a later date in Burton Cemetery, Mitchell.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the service at 5 p.m.

The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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

Gary D. Cooper

Jan. 10, 1951 — Sept. 8, 2013

Gary Duane Cooper, 62, born Jan. 10, 1951, passed on Sept. 8, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kay Phillips Cooper of Salem; and son, Gary Duane Cooper II of Sellersburg. Other surviving family members are brothers, James Ronald (Mary) Cooper and Wiley Ray Cooper, all of Salem; father- and mother-in-law, Wendell and Joyce Phillips of Springville; sister-in-law, Kathy Phillips; brothers-in-law, Kenny Phillips of Bedford, Alan (Marilyn) Phillips of Springville, and Doug (Lori) Phillips of Grantsburg. He is also survived by his uncles and aunts, Walter Tolliver of Annapolis, Md., Earl D. and Alice Miracle of Seymour, Louise Tolliver of Seymour, Turner and Edwynna Nolan of Bloomington and Orville and Edna Jean Howard of Seymour; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday September at Weathers Funeral Home, 106 S. Shelby St. Salem.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday with visitation beginning one hour before the service. The service will be ministered by the Revs. Alan and Doug Phillips.

Interment will follow at Kossuth Cemetery.

Kenneth W. Mundy

Nov. 20, 1953 — Sept. 8, 2013

Kenneth Wayne Mundy, 59, Bedford, died at 10:12 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no service or visitation. The Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Willis

Oct. 29, 1927 — Sept. 5, 2013

Raymond Hall Willis, 85, Bedford, died Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at House-Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut Ridge, Ark., with burial following in Powhatan Cemetery.

E. Viola New

E. Viola New, 90, Bedford, died at 1 p.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 09, 2013

Morris W. Manion

Aug. 8, 1931 — Sept. 6, 2013

Morris Wayne Manion, 82 of Bedford, died at 3:07 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1931, in Spienkopf (East Oolitic), he was the son of Roy and Gladys (Vaughn) Manion. He married Anicette H. LeMaire on May 23, 1953, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1948.

He retired as a master sergeant after 24 years of service in the U.S. Air Force in 1971 serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then retired as an electrician’s technician from NWSC Crane in 1993.

He was a master Mason with the Patriot Lodge No. 750 F&AM of Oolitic and a member of the Hoosier Hills Ham Club.

He attended the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Anicette of Bedford; two daughters, Barbara Ann Manion of Bedford and Rebecca Vincent and husband Fonda of Owensburg; a son, Bruce Manion and companion Judith Corwin of Bedford; two grandsons, Travis Vincent and wife Michelle of Owensburg and William Hill and wife Lisa, of Bedford; five granddaughters, Anicette Richardson and husband Anthony of Florida, Holly Sparkman and husband Wade and Christi Wrisner and husband Shane, all of Tennessee, Terri Rodgers and husband Chris of Rhode Island, and Brandi Cassidy and husband Michael of Mitchell; 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Irma “Louise” Smith of Guthrie; and two brothers, Marvin Manion and wife Jeanie of East Oolitic and Kenneth Manion and wife Bobbi of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold “Bearcat” Manion.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary with a Masonic service conducted at 7 p.m.

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

Kenneth Mundy

Kenneth W. Mundy, 59, Bedford, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Floyd Neely

Floyd Neely, 82, Bedford, died at 3:51 a.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

September 08, 2013

Gary L. Stancombe Sr.

Feb. 4, 1948 — Aug. 29, 2013

Gary L. Stancombe Sr., 65, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Gary was born Feb. 4, 1948, in Bloomington and was the son of Lawrence Stancombe and Edith Drake. He was a truck driver for Venture Logistics.

Survivors include his wife, Anna (Hitchcox) Stancombe of Bedford; son, Gary Stancombe Jr. of Bloomington; two stepdaughters, Brandy (James) and Nikki (Devin); stepson, Bud (Lacey); five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five stepgrandchildren; along with four sisters, Donna Drake, Debbie Drake, Loretta Fox, and Judy Stancombe, all of Bloomington; brother, Danny Drake of Bloomington; and his traveling companion Bear, his dog.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday Sept. 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until service time.

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

Alma M. Ashley

May 12, 1922 — Sept. 7, 2013

Alma M. Ashley, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at IU Health Medical Center in Bedford.

Born May 12, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles Evans and Nancy Ann (Frazier). She married Charles B. Ashley on July 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1992. She was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church and a former volunteer at IU Health Bedford. She was a homemaker and was retired from M. Fines in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Stevens of Bloomington, Janice Martz and husband, Wade, of Ellettsville, and Jo Ellen Fitzgerald and husband, Victor, of French Lick; one son, Greg Ashley and wife, Nancy, of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, June Underwood of Bedford and Florence Byers of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; one sister, Nova Allen; and four brothers, Noah Evans, Wilbur Evans, Morris Evans and Charles Evans in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Billy Brim and Pastor Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Life Food Pantry. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Alma at www.daycarter.com.

Thelma M. Connerley

Thelma M. Connerley, 93, died Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is handling arrangements.

Michael Ford Craig

May 25, 1944 — Sept. 6, 2013

Michael F. Craig, 69, of Bedford, died at his residence on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Born May 25, 1944, in Bedford, he was the only child of Earl K. and Dorothy (Ford) Craig. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #33 where he proudly served with the Honor Guard. He was also a lifetime member of Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club. He was in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from General Motors. He loved his family and working outside in his yard and garden.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Ruth; three beautiful daughters, Suzan Craig of Commerce City, Colo., Shellee Craig and Heidi Craig, both of Bedford; three grandsons, Colton and Wesley Phelps of Paoli, Ind., and Jackson Tanner Craig of Bedford; two stepchildren, Toni Lowman of Ohio, and Joseph Gase of Florida; and six stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Elmwood Chapel at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery with military rights from American Legion Post #33. Special thanks to Garden Villa Nursing Home and Gentiva Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Michael at www.daycarter.com.

September 07, 2013

Beaumont Johnson

March 16, 1922 — Sept. 5, 2013

Beaumont Beatrice Johnson, 91, Mitchell, passed away at 8:02 p.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 16, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Rose (Collins) Ritchison. She married Noble Arthur Johnson Aug. 24, 1941, and he preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1972.

She was a homemaker and had been employed at M. Fine & Son.

Beaumount was a member of the Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Mike (Julia) Johnson of Bedford; grandsons, Scott (Niki) Johnson and Tyler (Brandy) Johnson; stepgrandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Stevens, Corey Stevens and Sarah (Ryan) Ralston; and great-grandchildren, Braxton, Brayson, Bryton, Zachary, Anthony, and Aden.

Her parents; husband; and best friend, Charlene Williams, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers:Lanny Williams, Ty Johnson, Scott Johnson, Steve Lee, Ryan Ralston, Michael Stevens and Larry Smith.

Memorial gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Morris W. Manion

Aug. 8, 1931 — Sept. 6, 2013

Morris Wayne Manion, 82, Bedford, died at 3:07 am on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary with a Masonic service conducted at 7 p.m.

Michael F. Craig

Michael Ford Craig, 69, of North Jackson Street, Bedford, died at 11:25 a.m. on Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Thelma Connerly

Thelma Connerley, 93, Mitchell, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 06, 2013

Michael Hamilton

Sept. 9, 1949 — Sept. 4, 2013

Michael O. Hamilton, of Heltonville, died at 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries suffered in a farming accident.

Born Sept. 9, 1949, in Greene County, he was the son of Ora B. and Ada Mae (Ashcraft) Hamilton. He married Vickie Myers on Nov. 10, 1978, and she survives.

He was a retired former co-owner of C.P.I. Supply in Bedford and Marshall, Ill.; a farmer and cattleman, serving on the Hereford and Angus Associations and a board member of the Indiana Hereford Association.

Throughout the years he was actively involved in community organizations and clubs. He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie, of Heltonville; a son, Hunter Hamilton of Heltonville; a daughter, Crystal Siegfred and husband Kyle of Trafalgar; one grandson, Keegan Siegfred; a brother, Tim Mark Hamilton and wife Teri of Springville; dear friends, Charlie Craig and wife, Missy and son, Cody of Fayetteville, Darrell Smith and wife, Cindy of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews that he dearly loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Gary Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at Hillcrest Christian Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hunter’s College Fund.

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

James R. Scott Sr.

Dec. 6, 1948 — Sept. 3, 2013

James Russell Scott Sr., 64, Campbellsburg, died at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Village in Jeffersonville. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be at a later date. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Morris W. Manion

Morris Wayne Manion, 82, Bedford, died at 3:06 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Beaumont Johnson

Beaumont Johnson, 90, passed away at 8:02 p.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 05, 2013

Donald J. Faris

Sept. 6, 1926 — Sept. 3, 2013

Donald J. Faris, 86, of Bedford died at 10:35 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 6, 1926, in Bedford, he was the son of Ernest L. (Tommy) and Nola A. (Root) Faris. He married Willa A. Mathis on Dec. 31, 1955, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2008.

He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a member of the National Guard for 11 years.

He was an amateur radio operator K9GBR, a Boys Club coach and a member of the First Baptist Church where he was baptized in 1940.

He retired as a maintenance foreman at General Motors in 1982 after 35 years of service.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Faris and wife Jennifer of Bedford and Tommy Faris and wife Crystal of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Naphtali, Thomas, Jeremy and Timothy Faris; two sisters, Ada Carol Wagner and husband Vic, Vickie Judah and husband Mark all of Bedford; two brothers, Oran L. Faris and wife Laura of Frankfort, Ky. and Lowell Dean Faris and wife Ann of Greenwood; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Faris officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Jerry L. Priddy

Aug. 18, 1938 — Aug. 30, 2013

Jerry L. Priddy, 75, of Oolitic passed away on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1938, in Greene County to Charles E. and Thelma C. (Garland) Priddy. Jerry was a retired carpenter and truck driver.

Survivors include his children, Cheryl A. (Joseph) Kimmel of Bedford, Susan P. (James) Grimes of Bedford and Jerry L. (Lisa) Priddy of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Thomas Priddy of East Oolitic and Kirby Priddy of Bedford; sister, Sherry Scott of Bedford; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford; with a Memorial service at 7 p.m.

In Lieu of Flowers, Donations can be made to the Children’s Christmas Program at Dive Christian Church in Bedford.

Joyce Y. Spencer

Aug. 28, 1938 — Sept. 3, 2013

Joyce Y. (Cassida) Spencer, 75, a Bedford native, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Friday.

Memorials: Cause for Paws of Cass County.

September 04, 2013

Linda L. Fields

Sept. 25, 1945 — Sept. 1, 2013

Linda L. Fields, 67 of Bedford, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born Sept. 25, 1945, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ernest L. and Pauline (Hicklin) Sanderson. She graduated high school in Wichita, Kan., and attended Michigan Christian College and Harding University.

She was a bookkeeper with North Lawrence Community Schools (NLCS).

Linda married W. David Fields in Lawrence County on June 10, 1966, and he survives.

Survivors with her husband, W. David Fields of Bedford; are children, Davena (Kevin) Galloway of LaPorte, Amy (Alan) Morris of Mitchell, Andrew Fields of Bedford, and Matt Fields of Lewisville, N.C.; grandchildren, Tyler Morris, Zachary Galloway, Stephen Galloway, Evan Morris, Lindsey Galloway, Luke Morris, Katie Fields and Garrett Fields; and brothers, Stephen Sanderson of California and Paul Sanderson of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

John Tincher

Feb. 12, 1926 — Sept. 2, 2013

John S. Tincher, 87, of Orleans, passed away at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, Monday evening, surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Huron, the son of William and Eva Mae Wease Tincher. He graduated from Huron High School with the Class of 1944. He entered into the U. S. Navy serving in World War II.

John married Helen Gaither on June 6, 1946, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 1994.

He was a farmer. He was retired from GM Powertrain in 1992.

He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, especially coon hunting. He also loved to fish and dig ginseng.

He was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church in Bedford.

He is survived by three sons, Rodney S. Tincher and Dennis Tincher, both of Orleans, and Robert D. Tincher of Mitchell; two daughters, Donna K. Tincher of Paoli and Vicki Tincher Lee of Bedford; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Alice Siri of Reno, Nev., and Norma Hanson of Redding, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and 17 brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Charles Kielhorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Springs Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Denise E. Swango

Dec. 5, 1965 — Sept. 2, 2013

God took our angel, Denise Elaine Swango, to her new home on Monday morning in the presence of her mother, brother, and best friend.

Heaven gained a bright star. The Swango family lost one of the world’s finest daughters, sisters, sisters-in-law and aunts. Her many acquaintances lost a Godly mentor and devoted friend!

Denise was loyal to her Savior and to everyone else who was lucky enough to know her. She was a baptized believer and a hard worker in her congregation.

Denise was born in Bedford, on the 5th of December in 1965, to Olin Rex and Reva Gail Swango. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1984.

She was first employed as secretary at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, then as pre-school teacher at Kinder Kollege also in Bedford. For the last 16 years, she served at Insite/PAS Team Leader at Hoosier Uplands in Mitchell where she received both the Spotlight Award and the Bureau of Aging and In-Home Service Commitment of Excellence recognition.

Much of her spare time was spent as a FANatic about the Indiana Hoosiers football, basketball and baseball teams. She was a real Pittsburgh Steelers fan at heart, but her blood bled cream and crimson.

Every other available minute was spent either in animal sitting for various vacationers or in baking of goodies for others’ special occasions. She and Tracy Zeeks were scheduled to cater their first 100-plate full meal on Sept. 12 at the Senior Games in Mitchell.

She is survived by her mother, Reva Gail Swango; her brother, Daren Swango, her sister-in-law, Melanie Swango; one nephew, Bode Swango; one niece, Ryley Swango; her very best friend, Tracy Zeeks; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Olin Rex Swango; her grandparents, Russell and Anna Swango and Kent and Ruth Sears; and multiple aunts and uncles.

As her family, we ARE human and will mourn her passing as long as we live. However, our God is in Control!!! And that is a reason for celebration!!! PLEASE feel free to join our family and friends in wearing Indiana Hoosier attire to her Hoosier Nation viewing from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. She would LOVE that.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Aaron Levering and Mark Fish officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family prefers that donations in her memory be made to the Old Union Cemetery Assoc., c/o Kenneth Brock, 33 Maddox Lane, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Denise at www.daycarter.com.

Louise Anderson

Dec. 13, 1927 — Sept. 3, 2013

Louise Anderson, 85, of Bedford, died at 1 a.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born Dec. 13, 1927, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Leonard S. and Neva Bell (Pascoe) McArthur.

She married Abraham Anderson, who died Feb. 18, 2005.

She was a dedicated U.S. Navy employee working as a Supervisor at NWSC, Crane, retiring in 1988; was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and loved gardening and her flowers.

Surviving are two sons, James (Waneta) Wires, Mitchell and Ed (Jean) Wires, Bedford; one step-son, Dean Anderson, Bedford; one granddaughter, Jamie (Brian) Fullen, Mitchell; two grandsons, Brandon (Diana) Wires and Bradley Wires, both of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Jason and Jacob Mosier and Laura and Wyatt Wires; and one sister, Bess (Stewart) Moore, Center Pointe, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Pearl McArthur and Ruth Cutler; and two brothers, Jim McArthur and Gordon McArthur.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville.

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

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

R. ‘Gene’ Mundy

Feb. 20, 1927 — Sept. 2, 2013

Robert “Gene” Mundy, 86, Mitchell, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Columbus, he was the son of Joe H. and Vida (Schuff) Mundy. He married Maxine Witmer Oct. 12, 1947.

Gene retired from Mitchell Transport with 32 years of service, and was a farmer and Beck’s Seed dealer.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946. He was a 24-year member of the Marion Township Rural Fire Department, Lawrence County 4-H Fair Board, Farm Bureau Board, and served 21 years on the Board of Supervisors of the Soil and Water Conservation District.

Gene was a member many years of the First Christian Church and currently a member of the First Baptist Church.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, former commander of Warren T. Brock American Legion Post No. 69, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are children, Anita Gayle Schulz and husband Robert of Sellersburg, Jana Jean Mann and fiancé Dennis Amstutz of Mitchell, and Alan Lee Mundy of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Gregory Warren Schulz, Eric Robert (Erin) Schulz, Melissa Jean (Brent) Courter, Monica Ranae (Adam) Ralph, Elisabeth Delynn Mundy, Ethan Alan Mundy, EmmaLee and Christine Mundy; great-granddaughters, Kyleigh and Breanna Courter and Olivia and Chelsea Ralph; sister, Sherlia Hunter of Mitchell; special friend, Jeannie Padgett of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; former wife; son-in-law, Tony Mann; great-granddaughter, Addison Lynn Ralph; brothers, Joe B. Mundy and wife Josephine, and an infant brother; and brother-in-law, Myrlen Hunter, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Clark and the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Marion Township Rural Fire Department Truck Fund.

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

Richard Philpott

July 14, 1930 — Sept. 2, 2013

Richard “Dick” Philpott, 83, Mitchell, died at 9:56 a.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born July 14, 1930, in Grange Corner, the son of Earl J. and Elva Irene (Paddock) Philpott.

He was a 1948 Graduate of Marshall High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was former Superintendent of Turkey Run State Park and Spring Mill State Park.

He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell; American Legion; B.P.O. Elks; and Free and Accepted Masons.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Kouri of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Rick Philpott of Mitchell; one brother, Charles E. Philpott of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Marshall with the Rev. Don Perry officiating. Military graveside rites will be by Parke County Veterans.

Arrangements by Barnes and Rice Funeral Home, Rockville.

Sharon R. Ludwig

July 13, 1936 — Sept. 2, 2013

Sharon Rose Ludwig, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 10 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born July 13, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Morris and Helen Evelyn (Anderson) Ira. She married Charles William Ludwig Feb. 22, 1969, and he preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1998.

She was a property manager for Persimmon Park Apartments and manager for Howard Johnson Restaurant.

Sharon was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Jeri Sprinkle of Paoli and Jamie (Harold) Trinkle of Mitchell; stepchildren, Gary Ludwig of Indianapolis, Darlene Gedraitis of Chicago, and Randy Ludwig of Indianapolis; siblings, Carolyn “Susie” McCory of Brownstown, Mary Ann Mann of Freetown, and Kathy Griffith of Columbus; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; stepson, Charles W. “Chuckie” Ludwig II; siblings, Billy Ira, Harold Ira, and Winnie Hill, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jimmy Johnson officiating. Cremation will follow.

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

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

Betty Meadows

June 4, 1927 — Aug. 31, 2013

Betty J. Meadows, 86, of Greenfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday.

Betty was born to Charles and Louise (Gwin) Shull on June 4, 1927, in Mitchell. Betty married Luke “Lee” Meadows on Feb. 28, 1947.

Betty was a Homemaker. She had lived in Mooresville, for most of her life.

She was a member of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority. She loved to cook and enjoyed her great grandchildren.

Betty is survived by two children, Charles (Jeanne) Meadows of Greenfield and Kimberly Hillman of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Amanda Clark and Stephanie Meadows; two great-grandchildren, Gavon and Gwen Clark.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Luke “Lee” Meadows; a son, Gary Meadows; and a brother, William Shull.

Family and friends may attend calling from 4-7 p.m. today at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville,. There will be an 11:30 a.m. graveside service on Thursday at Bartlettsville Cemetery, where Betty will be laid to rest.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Community Health Network Foundation, 7240 Shadeland Station, Suite 125, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

Website and Online Condolences: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com.

Donald J. Faris

Donald J. Faris, 86, Bedford, died at 10:35 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 03, 2013

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