Obituaries — September 2018

September 30, 2018

Dennis E. Tolle Sr.

Dennis E. Tolle Sr., 70, of Springville, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ronald Dale Junior Hughes

Ronald Dale Junior Hughes, 24, of Owensburg, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Vicki S. Trueblood

Vicki S. Trueblood, 63, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 29, 2018

Larry Wayne Neeley

May 22, 1956 — Sept. 27, 2018

Larry Wayne Neeley, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 22, 1956 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles and Patty (Hatfield) Neeley. He married Connie Taylor on July 15, 2006, and she survives.

Larry had worked construction for many years. He attended Oolitic Pentecostal Church and enjoyed fishing and camping.

Surviving are his wife, Connie, of Bedford; three children, Derek (fiancé Trish) Neeley, of Bedford, Chase (Bree) Neeley, of Bedford, and Terra (Brandon) Neeley Blackwell; two grandchildren, Raelynn Blackwell, Braylie Neeley and expecting another in February; and one brother, Mike Neeley, of Linton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Marty Speer officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service hour Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson Lee Chapel to assist with the funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Richard G Harris

Richard G Harris, 96, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday until the service at 3 p.m. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

September 28, 2018

Larry Edwards

Dec. 17, 1945 — Sept. 24, 2018

Larry N. Edwards, 72, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 24, 2018, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Larry was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Bedford, the son of Austin and Ada Pearl Johnson Edwards. He married Karen Grissom, who survives.

Larry retired from Cummins Engine Company after 30-plus years of service.

Survivors include his wife; children Kelly (Ralph) Helander, Kevin Edwards and Kathy (Ryan) Colvia; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as a daughter, Laura Lynn Edwards.

Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

September 27, 2018

Ronda Lee (Watson) Watson

Sept. 7, 1953 — Sept. 24, 2018

Ronda Lee Watson, 65, of Bedford passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 9:05 p.m. at Indiana University Health in Bloomington. She was born on Sept. 7, 1953, in Evansville to Ronald Lee Watson and Wanda Delores (Page) Watson. Ronda retired from NWSC Crane after 26 years and worked in HR, supply and night vision.

Survivors include her mother, Wanda Watson of Bedford; daughter, Jennifer Lee Kirk of Bedford; grandson, Logan M. Parks of Bedford; two sisters, Janis Watson and Tammie Boone, both of Bedford; two nephews, Joshua Boone and Derek Boone, both of Bedford; and great-niece, Brooklyn Boone of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Ronda requested no public services; the family will have private graveside services at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Donations may be made to the White River Humane Society in Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jay Douglas McFadden

Nov. 13, 1953 — Sept. 24, 2018

Jay Douglas McFadden, 64, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 2:45 p.m. at his residence. He was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 13, 1953, to Robert L. McFadden and Barbara M. (Brock) McFadden.

Jay was a 1971 graduate of Needmore High School. He retired from RCA in Bloomington and from Cook Medical in 2017 in Bloomington. Jay was a member of the Moose Lodge #90 in Bloomington and Bloomington Eagles for 30 years. He loved to golf, fish, follow NASCAR, IU and the Colts, and he bled Cubbie Blue.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara M. McFadden; sister, Terri L. McFadden; two nieces, Aimee and Sally; three nephews, Shane, David and Ben H.; four great nieces, Jordan, Allyson, Megan and Raven; three great nephews, Luke, Hunter and Thaddeus; great-great niece, Scarlette; great-great nephew, Liam; and his best friend, Bill.

Jay was preceded in death by his father, brother David B. McFadden and nephew Sean David McFadden.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation will follow and burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moose Lodge Auxiliary or the American Legion Auxiliary. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 26, 2018

Roy J. Lamb

July 30, 1935 — Sept. 25, 2018

Roy J. Lamb, 83, of Bedford, died at 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born July 30, 1935, in Brazil, Ind., he was the son of Roy F. and Thelma (Correll) Lamb. He married B. June Edwards on May 14, 1976, and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a draftsman, retiring from the Indiana Limestone Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford where he taught Sunday school.

Survivors include his wife, June, of Bedford; two sons, Troy Lamb and wife, Debbie, of Greenwood and Andy Batchelor and wife, Diana, of Bedford; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Ann Long; brothers, Charles Lamb, Dennis Lamb, Robert Lamb and wife, Rita, and Steve Lamb; sisters-in-law, Helen Lewis and husband, Jim, Bertha Pfeiffer, Bonnie Slater, and Carol Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Linda Headley; a son, Philip Batchelor; sisters in-law, Hazel Beasley and Susan Lamb; and a brother in-law, Emory Edwards.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. There will be a memorial service at the First Baptist Church at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Carolyn Faye (Breneman) Shepard

Carolyn Faye (Breneman) Shepard, 74, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 25, 2018

Krista Dawn Fields

March 4, 1974 — Sept. 21, 2018

Krista Dawn Fields, 44, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at her residence.

Born March 4, 1974, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Barney and Carolyn S. (Blackburn) Goins. She married John Eric Fields Sept. 11, 2015. Her first marriage was to Charles Lee Cooper who preceded her in death Sept. 24, 2007.

Krista was a registered nurse and had been employed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Survivors include her husband, John Eric Fields of Seymour; sons, Zachary Cooper of Mitchell and Landon Cooper of Bedford; stepdaughter, Makayla Rae Robrecht of Greenwood; parents, Barney and Carolyn Goins of Bedford; grandson, Wesley Cooper; father-in-law, Larry Fields of Bedford; brother-in-law, Stacey Fields of Bedford; sisters, Debra Goins of Bedford, Teresa Haase of Mitchell, and Shannon (Jim) Roach of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and great nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Charles Lee Cooper; grandparents, Gordon and Alice Blackburn and Brownlow and Cora Goins; and favorite uncle, Ronnie Gene Blackburn, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

September 24, 2018

Mary F. Salmon

June 14, 1932 — Sept. 21, 2018

Mary F. Salmon, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at White River Lodge.

Born June 14, 1932, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Thelma (Rush) Newton.

She married Freddie T. Salmon on Dec. 19, 1952; and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2012.

Mary was a graduate of Bloomington High School.

She retired from RCA and later retired from NWSC Crane.

She was a member of Southland Church of Christ and the Red Hat Society. Mary loved spending time with her family and cooking.

Surviving are two sons, Dan (Mary Beth) Salmon, and Alan Salmon; two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Jenkins, and Susan (Tony) Hutton; twelve grandchildren, Sarah Beth (Mark) Brigance; Melanie (Rufus) Head, Allison Salmon, Kristen (Bobby) Lintz, Mark (Tanya) Salmon, Tara (Steve) Warren, Christopher Hutton, Jennifer (Brett) Dillman, Megan Hutton, Trent (Stephanie) Jenkins, Julie (David) Cootes, and Mark (Cindy) Bower; several great-grandchildren; one brother, George (Tina) Newton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Mark Salmon; two sisters, Virginia Wellman and Lonita Chandler; and one brother, Charles Newton.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at Southland Church of Christ, with Pastor Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Thomas David Turpin

Aug. 6, 1943—Sept. 22, 2018

Thomas David “Tom” Turpin, of rural Heltonville, joined his heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by his family and ministry friends.

Born on Aug. 6, 1943 the son of Balford and Emma (Garrison) Turpin. He married Brenda (Eads) Turpin on Oct. 23, 1964 and she survives. Tom retired from General Electric (Bloomington In. Plant) as a skilled trade worker after 33 years of service. Tom also had a great passion for the gospel ministry, he so much enjoyed for the past 15 years. Tom was also noted in his community as an avid fisherman and his great love for the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, daughter Shannon McLaughlin, son David Shane Turpin, brother Mike (Brenda) Turpin, sisters Judy (Jim) Baugh, Mary (Jim) Quick and Pam (Jim) Pedro, 4 grandchildren: Tiffany Deckard (Donny McCart), Jarred McLaughlin, Karrie and Karson Turpin, 3 great grandchildren : Tyson, Alicia and Cory McCart and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents, sisters Brenda, Jackie, Jolla and Linda, in-laws Gilbert Bub) and Carrie Eads.

Friends may call on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Burgoon Baptist Church, 8598 East Burgoon Church Rd., Bloomington, In. Funeral services will follow beginning at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Harold Godsey, Pastor Randy McVey and Pastor Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Coveyville Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, In.

Timothy L. Pemberton

April 5, 1957—Sept. 21, 2018

Timothy L. Pemberton, 61, of Orleans, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 at his home.

He was born April 5, 1957 in Bedford, IN, the son of Cecil and Janet “Peggy” (James) Pemberton.

He married Kathy Knight on August 16, 1995, and she survives.

He was employed at French Lick Resort and previously employed at Essex in Orleans for many years. He graduated from Mitchell High School.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; father of Mitchell; two daughters, Tannya James of Loogootee and Tristda Cook (Caleb) of Orleans; one stepson, Andrew Evans of Orleans; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, Randy, Kevin and Brian Pemberton.

He was preceded in death by his mother; one son, Timothy and one grandson, Lochlan.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 8 p.m.

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

Krista Fields

Krista Fields, 44, of Seymour, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mitchell.

September 23, 2018

Kevin Lee ‘Butch’ Coulter

Oct. 9, 1959 — Sep. 20, 2018

Kevin Lee “Butch” Coulter, 58, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Mitchell Manor.

Born Oct. 9, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Royston “Tad” and Dorothy (King) Coulter.

Butch was a shipping manager at Dana Corporation. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his grandchildren. Butch was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and a 1977 graduate of Mitchell High School. He returned to Mitchell after living in Pensacola, Florida.

Survivors include his children, Adam (Alli) Coulter of Avon and Sarah (Geoffrey) McNulty of Georgetown; mother, Dorothy Kirk of Mitchell; grandchildren, Hayden and Eloise Coulter and Caleb and Caleigh McNulty; siblings, Shanna Freeman of Mitchell and Rusti Coulter of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His father and brother, Steve Coulter, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund.

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

September 22, 2018

Phyllis Maxine (Cummings) Owen

Sept. 30, 1928 — Sept. 20, 2018

P. Maxine Owen, 89, of Oolitic, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 30, 1928, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Roy and Della Mae (Bunch) Cummings. She married John Ellis Owen on Aug. 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2002.

She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary 40 & 8. She enjoyed reading and traveling with the Happy Travelers.

Survivors include a son, Steven Owen and wife Mary Beth of Fort Myers, Florida; two daughters, Nancy Bruce and husband John of Bedford and Christina Wilson of Terre Haute; four granddaughters, Stacey Kokes and husband Todd of Naperville, Illinois, Shelley Owen, of Saint Petersburg, Florida, and Jenny Church and husband Chris and Jamie Wilson, all of Terre Haute; two grandsons, Michael Bruce of Bedford and Kevin Bruce and wife Kelley of Bloomington; two great-grandsons, Zack and Kyle Kokes of Naperville, Illinois; a great-granddaughter, Suzanna Bruce of Bloomington; a sister, Norma Stewart of McCordsville; and two brothers, John Cummings and wife Lana of Bloomington and Alan Cummings and wife Connie of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Fred Cummings; and two sisters, Mary Jo Manion and Sally Chandler.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Englewood Baptist Church.

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

September 21, 2018

Phyllis M. Owen

Phyllis Maxine (Cummings) Owen, 89, of Oolitic, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Kevin ‘Butch’ Coulter

Kevin “Butch” Coulter, 58, Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 20, 2018

Harrell Morrison

Aug. 30, 1918 — Sept. 17, 2018

Harrell Morrison, 100, of Norman, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

He was born Aug. 30, 1918, the son of the late Hugh Montgomery and Josie Baker Morrison. Harrell married his wife of 76 years, Inez Avanell Henderson on Sept. 28, 1940, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 2016.

Harrell lived 97 years on the same farm on which he was born. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1937 and served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was at both the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

He worked as a welder for many years at Brunner Engineering in Bedford, was a farmer, owned sawmills and did custom farming. For 58 years, Harrell and his wife lovingly cared for their son, Jerry, who was an invalid from birth. Jerry has spent the last 20 years at Hoosier Christian village where his mother and father continued to visit and help care for him.

He is survived by his children, Jerry Keith Morrison, Brenda “Jo” (Ren) Landon, Larry Dale (Bev) Morrison and Garry Lee (Shirley) Morrison; grandchildren, Michelle (DeWayne) Silvers, Melissa (Joe) Gibbs, Mirenda (Ron) Scott, Todd (Lynn) Farnsley, Tracy Cox, Doralee (Steve) Manning, Garry Wayne (Cathy) Morrison, Yvonne (David) Cummings, Justin (Jennifer) Morrison, Tammy (Nathan) Bean, Tim Carter, Chris Landon, Patti Cummins and Miles Landon; 24 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie Duncan; sister-in-law, Faye Verble; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; daughter, Karen Jeanette Morrison; four sisters, Alice Sprankle, Edna Sovern, Nora Roush and Inez Speer; three brothers, Millard, Charlie and Albert Morrison; and one great-grandson, Stephen Manning.

Friends may call at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home from 2-6 p.m Sunday and at the church on Monday after 10 a.m. until the service.

Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Brownstown Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Guthrie Creek Cemetery. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean & Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Church of the Nazarene.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com.

John William Gaiser

Oct. 11, 1932 — Sept. 17, 2018

John William Gaiser, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.

Born Oct. 11, 1932, in Tipton, he was the son of Otto and Geneva (Illeges) Gaiser. He married Sally S. Eckstein Dec. 26, 1954.

John was an electrical engineer and retired from Motorola and also Swiss Colonies. He enjoyed camping and traveling and was a member of NOMADS. John was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

John was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korea-Alaska era.

Survivors include his wife, Sally S. Gaiser of Mitchell; sons, Dennis Richard (Georgia) Gaiser of Noblesville and Matthew Clinton Gaiser of Mitchell; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Joseph (Lillian) Gaiser of Tipton.

His parents and son, Jeffrey William Gaiser, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: International Disaster Emergency Service.

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

September 19, 2018

John W. Gaiser

John W. Gaiser, 85, Mitchell, died Monday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 18, 2018

Willard Yates

June 20, 1930 — Sept. 16, 2018

Willard F. Yates, 88, of Bedford, passed away at Bloomington Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, after a brief illness.

Born June 20, 1930, in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Sullivan, Illinois, attending Blackburn College and the University of Illinois before entering the U.S. Army in 1952, where he was a combat engineer in the Korean War. Following military service, he enrolled at Eastern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in botany. He was awarded a fellowship for graduate study at IU, earning a master of arts degree, then teaching at the University of the Cumberlands in Tennessee and Ball State University in Indiana. Yates received his PhD in Botany from IU before joining the faculty of Butler University in Indianapolis, teaching courses in genetics, botany, systematics and physiology for 30 years as well as being curator of the 120,000 plant specimens in the Friesner Herbarium.

He was elected a Fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science, and held memberships in the Botanical Society of America, the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture, the In Vitro Society, the American Genetic Association, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the Plant Molecular Biology Association, and was elected to honoraries, the Society of Sigma Xi and the Research Society of America.

He is credited as the first to clone the gingko tree even while maintaining a full teaching schedule. He was happy to share his knowledge with all ages and defend his creation of the black sunflower, the test tube gingko tree and the red eggplant, beautiful in color but perhaps lacking in taste.

In retirement, he was active in community service as an adult reading tutor, and interested in tree farming, astronomy and rock collecting. He was a member of the Bedford First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a former elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Willard Yates of Strasburg, Illinois; a brother Berwyn Yates of Shelbyville Illinois, and one sister, Sarah Imber, of Denver, Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth (Hartman) Yates; sons, Dr. Charles W. Yates (Julie) of Zionsville, Jonathan F Yates J.D. (Mandy) of Bloomington; five grandchildren; six nephews; one uncle, James Yates, of Sullivan, Illinois and six cousins in Ohio.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bedford, or the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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

Eva (Frye) Covey

Jan. 28, 1921 — Sept. 16, 2018

Eva Covey, 97, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Elisha and Sereptha (Butcher) Frye. She married William C. “Buster” Covey on March 11, 1939, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and attended Hilltop Pentecostal Church and Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Nelda Jean Crider and Betty Jo (Gary) Henderson, both of Bedford, and Judith K. (Don Bowden) Thompson of Orleans; seven grandchildren, Bud (Marcy) Simmerman, Amanda (Matt) Blake, Jared Henderson, Allen Thompson, Carol Houchin, Karen Jarred and Jason Covey; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a daughter-in-law, Sally Covey Burton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Carl Dean Covey; four brothers, Leco, Alfred, Roscoe, and Freland Frye; a sister, Arbutis Branam; and a son-in-law, Joe Crider.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Nancy Sue Tumey

June 7, 1940 — Sept. 16, 2018

Nancy Sue Tumey, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at McCormick’s Creek Rehabilitation in Spencer.

Born June 7, 1940, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Loren Drake and Thelma (Hacker) Rush.

Nancy was a homemaker.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her 12 grandchildren.

Surviving are five children, Kathy L. Tumey, Kenny G. Tumey, Donna S. (Tumey) Kinser, Dennis D. Tumey, and Dee Atwood; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Tumey; and grandson, Benjamin Robert Ray.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral chapel.

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

Sharon R. (Blackwell) Johnson

May 7, 1949 — Sept. 15, 2018

Sharon R. Johnson, 69, of Heltonville, passed away Saturday evening Sept. 15, 2018, at her residence.

She was born on May 7, 1949, in Lawrence County, to Ray and Essie (Cummings) Blackwell. She attended Heltonville School; she married Stephen Johnson on Feb. 5, 1966, and he survives.

Sharon was a homemaker and independent consultant for Longaberger Basket Company, but first and foremost she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen Johnson of Heltonville; two daughters, Lynelle Johnson and husband Dennis Dussman of Clearwater, Florida and Lisa Ritter and husband Chad of Bedford; brother, Steve (Beth) Blackwell of Heltonville; brother-in-law, John Ford of Heltonville; grandchildren, Sharissa Phillips and husband Jonathon of Tunnelton and Cole Ritter and fiance Courtney Southworth of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Brody, Jayce, Wyatt and Gracie Phillips, all of Tunnelton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Susan Brock and Sharlene Christenberry.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Jimmy Todd, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 3-9 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Alice Marie (Kimmel) Kozik

April 16, 1931 — Aug. 30, 2018

Alice Marie Kozik, 87, passed away Aug. 30, 2018, with her daughter at her side, at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace in Pensacola.

She was born in Needmore, April 16, 1931, to Clinton Kimmel and Bessie Mae Wolfinger Kimmel.

She is survived by daughter, Teresa Hanson and husband Craig; a son, John Kozik and wife Kathlene; grandchildren, Lauren and Megan Inman and Kevin and Cara Kozik; brothers, George and wife Kay, Lloyd and wife Louise and Jim Kimmel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kozik; her parents; a sister, Genevive Armstrong and brothers, John, Charles, Jack and Bob Kimmel.

For details, visit www.harpermorrismemorialchapel.com.

September 17, 2018

Willard Yates

June 20, 1930 — Sept. 16, 2018

Willard F. Yates, 88, of Bedford, passed away at Bloomington Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, after a brief illness.

Born June 20, 1930, in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Sullivan, Illinois, attending Blackburn College and the University of Illinois before entering the U.S. Army in 1952, where he was a combat engineer in the Korean War. Following military service, he enrolled at Eastern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in botany. He was awarded a fellowship for graduate study at IU, earning a master of arts degree, then teaching at the University of the Cumberlands in Tennessee and Ball State University in Indiana. Yates received his PhD in Botany from IU before joining the faculty of Butler University in Indianapolis, teaching courses in genetics, botany, systematics and physiology for 30 years as well as being curator of the 120,000 plant specimens in the Friesner Herbarium.

He was elected a Fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science, and held memberships in the Botanical Society of America, the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture, the In Vitro Society, the American Genetic Association, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the Plant Molecular Biology Association, and was elected to honoraries, the Society of Sigma Xi and the Research Society of America.

He is credited as the first to clone the gingko tree even while maintaining a full teaching schedule. He was happy to share his knowledge with all ages and defend his creation of the black sunflower, the test tube gingko tree and the red eggplant, beautiful in color but perhaps lacking in taste.

In retirement, he was active in community service as an adult reading tutor, and interested in tree farming, astronomy and rock collecting. He was a member of the Bedford First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a former elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Willard Yates of Strasburg, Illinois; a brother Berwyn Yates of Shelbyville Illinois, and one sister, Sarah Imber, of Denver, Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth (Hartman) Yates; sons, Dr. Charles W. Yates (Julie) of Zionsville, Jonathan F Yates J.D. (Mandy) of Bloomington; five grandchildren; six nephews; one uncle, James Yates, of Sullivan, Illinois and six cousins in Ohio.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bedford, or the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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

Eva (Frye) Covey

Jan. 28, 1921 — Sept. 16, 2018

Eva Covey, 97, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Born Jan. 28, 1921, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Elisha and Sereptha (Butcher) Frye. She married William C. “Buster” Covey on March 11, 1939, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and attended Hilltop Pentecostal Church and Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Nelda Jean Crider and Betty Jo (Gary) Henderson, both of Bedford, and Judith K. (Don Bowden) Thompson of Orleans; seven grandchildren, Bud (Marcy) Simmerman, Amanda (Matt) Blake, Jared Henderson, Allen Thompson, Carol Houchin, Karen Jarred and Jason Covey; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a daughter-in-law, Sally Covey Burton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Carl Dean Covey; four brothers, Leco, Alfred, Roscoe, and Freland Frye; a sister, Arbutis Branam; and a son-in-law, Joe Crider.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Nancy Sue Tumey

June 7, 1940 — Sept. 16, 2018

Nancy Sue Tumey, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at McCormick’s Creek Rehabilitation in Spencer.

Born June 7, 1940, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Loren Drake and Thelma (Hacker) Rush.

Nancy was a homemaker.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her 12 grandchildren.

Surviving are five children, Kathy L. Tumey, Kenny G. Tumey, Donna S. (Tumey) Kinser, Dennis D. Tumey, and Dee Atwood; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Tumey; and grandson, Benjamin Robert Ray.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral chapel.

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

Sharon R. (Blackwell) Johnson

May 7, 1949 — Sept. 15, 2018

Sharon R. Johnson, 69, of Heltonville, passed away Saturday evening Sept. 15, 2018, at her residence.

She was born on May 7, 1949, in Lawrence County, to Ray and Essie (Cummings) Blackwell. She attended Heltonville School; she married Stephen Johnson on Feb. 5, 1966, and he survives.

Sharon was a homemaker and independent consultant for Longaberger Basket Company, but first and foremost she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen Johnson of Heltonville; two daughters, Lynelle Johnson and husband Dennis Dussman of Clearwater, Florida and Lisa Ritter and husband Chad of Bedford; brother, Steve (Beth) Blackwell of Heltonville; brother-in-law, John Ford of Heltonville; grandchildren, Sharissa Phillips and husband Jonathon of Tunnelton and Cole Ritter and fiance Courtney Southworth of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Brody, Jayce, Wyatt and Gracie Phillips, all of Tunnelton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Susan Brock and Sharlene Christenberry.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Jimmy Todd, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 3-9 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m.

Alice Marie (Kimmel) Kozik

April 16, 1931 — Aug. 30, 2018

Alice Marie Kozik, 87, passed away Aug. 30, 2018, with her daughter at her side, at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace in Pensacola.

She was born in Needmore, April 16, 1931, to Clinton Kimmel and Bessie Mae Wolfinger Kimmel.

She is survived by daughter, Teresa Hanson and husband Craig; a son, John Kozik and wife Kathlene; grandchildren, Lauren and Megan Inman and Kevin and Cara Kozik; brothers, George and wife Kay, Lloyd and wife Louise and Jim Kimmel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kozik; her parents; a sister, Genevive Armstrong and brothers, John, Charles, Jack and Bob Kimmel.

For details, visit www.harpermorrismemorialchapel.com.

September 17, 2018

Larry D. Bailey

Larry David Bailey, 53, Vincennes, died Wednesday, Sept. 12. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home, Heltonville.

Eva L. Covey

Eva L. Covey, 97, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Dr. Willard F. Yates

Dr. Willard F. Yates, 88, Heltonville, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 16, 2018

Thomas A. Dusard

Memorial services for Thomas A. Dusard, 72, of Bedford, who died Sept. 8, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Church of God in Bedford. Indiana Green Burials-Bloomington Cremation Society in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

September 15, 2018

Janice L. Lewis

April 17, 1950 — Sept. 12, 2018

Janice L. Lewis, 68, of Bedford, passed away at 2:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on April 17, 1950, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Thomas Junior and Opal Mae (Morrison) Ryan.

She was a factory worker at Carpenter Bodyworks and Cook, Inc. Janice enjoyed reading, baking, yard sales and thrift shopping adventures, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Rachel Bunch and Scott Jellison of Bloomington, Stacie Jackson and husband Reid of Bedford and Deanna Todd and husband Rickie of Bedford; grandchildren, Kennedy and Cale Bunch, Kaitlyn Lewis and Ethan Lipscomb, Lainey and Chance Wade, Maddox, Raiden, Aralyn and Brinkley Todd, Libby Jackson and Shane Jarrett, Keegan Jackson, Ashlee Smith and Colin Turner and wife Chelsea; three great-grandchildren, Addisyn Lewis, Oaklynn Turner and Brecklee Sherill; her father, Thomas Junior Ryan; one sister, Karen S. James of Tell City; two brothers, Timothy Ryan of Bedford and Lawrence E. Ryan of Shoals; and a sister-in-law, Jami Ryan of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her mother; two sisters, Tammy Jean Ryan Steele and Rebecca Sears; and one brother, Danny Ryan.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday Sept. 17, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Rozella ‘Rosie’ (Sears) Ritchison

Sept. 2, 1952 — Sept. 13, 2018

Rozella “Rosie” Ritchison, 66, of Seymour, died on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

Rosie was born Rozella Mae Sears on Sept. 2, 1952, in Bedford. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1970.

She worked for the GM Powertrain foundry in Bedford, retiring after almost 37 years of service. During her time there, she was active in the United Auto Workers union where she served as Recording Secretary, Vice President and President. She was also proud to be the first female, journeyman die-maker employed by the foundry division General Motors.

Rosie was an avid adventurer, hiking in the Andes, Himalayas and on the Great Wall of China. She visited the pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, Valley of the Kings and other historical Egyptian sites. She visited the Galapagos Islands to see the giant turtles, swimming iguana and other unique wildlife and also to scuba dive there.

As a certified diver, she took her adventures underwater, diving in the Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Fiji, and the Red Sea. She fell in love with the people and culture in Bali, visiting multiple times.

Rosie made the move from Bedford to Seymour in order to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren during retirement. She enjoyed splashing in the pool with the kids and playing Nintendo video games with them. She enjoyed reading, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, crime dramas, and crocheting. She was also a huge Harry Potter fan.

Rosie is survived by her son, Michael “Keith” Collins and wife, Angela; grandchildren, Ryan and Ashley,; brothers, Mike and Jeff Sears; and sister, Patti.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merlin L. and Irma (Williams) Sears; and brother Tim.

After having symptoms since shortly after her retirement in 2009, she was finally diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, a form of neuroendocrine tumor cancer, also called NETS in 2012. NETS is a rare form of cancer.

If anyone would like to make a donation in her memory, please consider NET Research Foundation. Donate online at NETRF.ORG or mail to NET Research Foundation, 321 Columbus Avenue, Suite 5R, Boston, MA 02116.

September 14, 2018

Janice L. Lewis

Janice L. Lewis, 68, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 13, 2018

Mary C. Ricketts

Nov. 14, 1938 — Sept. 11, 2018

Mary C. (Tunget) Ricketts, 79, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at 1:03 p.m. at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

She was born in Noblesville on Nov. 14, 1938, to John and Catherine (Overdorf) Tunget. Mary married Jerry Ricketts on Nov. 21, 1956, in Noblesville and he survives.

Mary was a homemaker, she attended Davis Memorial Nazarene Church, and she loved her dog Maggie and taking care of her grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Ricketts; two sons, Jeffrey (Debbie) Ricketts and James (Amber) Ricketts, her loving caregiver, Robbin Ricketts; one brother, Donald (Nancy) Tunget; one sister, Martha Spurrier; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Chuck) Dupree, Dana Coy, Diana (Jacob) Pointer, Jared Ricketts, Sean Ricketts, and Tianna Ricketts; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harvey Tunget and Elmer Smith; and one son, Jerald Ricketts.

Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 15, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Reno Bates, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Annabelle (Zike) Southern

Jan. 23, 1926 — Sept. 11, 2018

Annabelle Southern, 92, of Bloomfield, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at 11:15 a.m. at her granddaughter’s residence.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1926, to Sam and Grace (Mills) Zike in Cincinnati, Ohio. She first married Alden Halle, and he preceded her in death. She then married Glen Southern, and he preceded her in death.

Annabelle worked at RCA and Westinghouse, both in Bloomington, she attended Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Sam (Patty) Halle of Merryville, Tennessee and David (Debbie) Southern of Heltonville; daughters, Connie (Delbert) Baker of Bedford, Carolyn Hawkins of Bedford, and Leza (Todd) Corlett of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister, Beulah Ingram of Danville; and sister-in-law, Velma Bagwell of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alden Halle and Glen Southern; and two sisters, Grace Nellinger and Daisy Strain.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the 39th Street Christian Church in Bedford, with Mike Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford and from 1 p.m. until service time at the church on Friday.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 12, 2018

Minnie Marie Hawkins

Aug. 29, 1926 — Sept. 11, 2018

Minnie Marie Hawkins, 92, of Bedford, died at 5:23 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Henryville, she was the daughter of Allen Coombs and Mary Bolly. She married Willis Wayne Hawkins on Dec. 10, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2011.

She graduated from Henryville High School, was a housewife and a homemaker. Minnie was a wonderful Godly woman, full of laughter and love, and enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and with her church.

Survivors include one son, Kent Hawkins; two grandchildren, Justin Allen Hawkins and his wife Shauna, and Misty Dawn Johnson and her husband Dustin, all of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Trace Allen and Lane Roger Hawkins, Jeslyn Kay and Dalton Wayne Johnson; several nieces and nephews.

The last of her family, preceding her in death, include her parents; husband, Willis Wayne Hawkins; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Kay Hawkins; one sister, Mary Bright; five brothers, Charles, Frank, Joe, Glen and Earl Coombs.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Hillcrest Christian Church with Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at Hillcrest Christian Church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Minnie to the Hillcrest Christian Church building fund.

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

James J. ‘Mac’ McArthur

Nov. 20, 1941 — Sept. 10, 2018

James J. “Mac” McArthur, 76, Bedford, passed away Monday at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

James was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Canton, Georgia to Joe and Sallie May (Fox) McArthur. He spent most of his life in Nevada and Florida, liked to travel with his friend, Jacquie Kerr, enjoyed eating out with his family and friends and attended Stonegate Faith Center.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa (Dean) Crouch of Bloomington; sisters, Dixie Stancombe of Bloomington and Virginia Turpin of Plymouth; grandchildren, Sarah (Josh) Prince, Stephanie (Steven) McNeely, Jared (Breana) Inman, Dustin Crouch and Andrew Crouch; great-grandchildren, Trinity McNeely, Tucker McNeely, Tori McNeely, Kolten Inman, William Inman, Gracie Prince and Eli Prince; nieces, Marla Stancombe, Wendy England and Tilisa Thibodeaux; and great-nephew, Paul England.

He was preceded in death by his parents; great-niece, Tessa England and Friend Jacquie Kerr.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating.

Charles Bowden Adamson

March 25, 1930 — Sept. 10, 2018

Charles Bowden Adamson, 88, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 4:53 p.m. at his home in Bartlettsville.

Born March 25, 1930, in Judah, he was the son of Opal and Mary Emeline (McPike) Adamson. He married Delema Joyce Clark on March 23, 1951.

Charles was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church and the Heltonville Area Veterans. He served in the Army as an ambulance driver and medic.

He worked many years in the limestone quarries of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, and retired from Westinghouse. Charles was also a farmer, and he and his dad built their home on the family farm in Bartlettsville.

Charles loved road trips and had traveled through every state, except Alaska, as well as Canada. He was always outdoors enjoying fishing, hunting, searching for morels, and working in timber. Charles looked forward to playing euchre with his retired Westinghouse buddies and friends every month.

Survivors include his wife Delema; two daughters, LeEtta Adamsom and Bonita (Russell) Strunk; grandsons, Charles (Kelly) Strunk, Bryce and Brad Clements; step-grandsons, Lee and Chriss Strunk; great-granddaughters, Cheradyn and Morgan Strunk; sisters-in-law, Wynema (Leonard) Bailey and Juanita Blakeney; and his beloved fur buddy Red.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Annetta Marie, in infancy; a brother, Rosco Dale, KIA in World War II; a son-in-law, David E. Easton, KIA in Vietnam; and a grandson, Chad Clements.

Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Bartlettsville Christian Church with Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow at the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. at the church and from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Friday.

In lieu of flowers any memorial contributions may be made to the Bartlettsville Christian Church Benevolence Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Pall Bearers: Bryce Clements, Brad Clements, Joy Dean Turpen, Bobby Covey, Phil Bailey and Ted Maddox. Honorary Pall Bearers: Russell Strunk, Leonard Bailey and Kelsey Martin.

Doris G. Prewitt

Jan. 30, 1924 — Sept. 10, 2018

Doris G. Prewitt, 94, of Mitchell passed away on Monday Sept. 10, 2018, at 6 a.m. at Mitchell Manor.

She was born in Seymour on Jan. 30, 1924, to William Glen Prewitt and Josephine (Frazier) Prewitt. Doris retired from Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where she was a certified registered central service technician.

She is survived by one son, James Bradley of Mitchell; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Russell Prewitt; and two sisters, Louise King and Alberta King.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Nelson Lee officiating, entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Kristi J. Bugh

Kristi Jane (Hanks) Bugh, 44, Bedford, died Sunday. Cremation with no services. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Freeda L. Younger

Memorial service for Freeda Lena Younger, 95, Mesa, Arizona, who died April 5, will be at noon Sunday at Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Annabelle Southern

Annabelle Southern, 92, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Mary C. Ricketts

Mary C. Ricketts, 79, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

September 11, 2018

James J. McArthur

James J. McArthur, 76, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Charles Adamson

Charles Adamson, 88, Heltonville, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

September 10, 2018

Betty Ilene (Browning) McKinney

Nov. 12, 1924 — Sept. 7, 2018

Betty Ilene (Browning) McKinney, 93, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Nov. 12, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Logan and Florence (Flynn) Browning. She married Norman S. McKinney on July 25, 1947; he passed away May 26, 2003.

Betty was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1942. She had worked as a telephone operator and as a receptionist at the Vocational School. She was a member of Southland Church of Christ and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at IU Health Bedford.

Surviving are four daughters, Deborah McKinney of Bedford, Norma (Dennis) Cummings of Bedford, Rhonda (Sam) Miller of Heltonville and Peggy (Brent) Ellis of Topeka, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Jared (Christie) Cummings, Kyle (Ashleigh) Cummings, Collin (Jamie) Cummings, Ben Miller, Adam (Brianna) Miller, Ethan (fiance Ashley Marvel) Miller, Sabrina Robinson, Amelia Robinson and Logan Robinson; seven great-grandchildren, Carter, Rachel, Corbin, Ella and Emori Cummings and Bristol and Journie Miller; one brother, Joe David Reed of Fishers; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Dwight Browning.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Leatherwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Leatherwood Cemetery fund.

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

Sandoria Dwight ‘Buddy’ Mills

Dec. 8, 1943 — Sept. 8, 2018

Sandoria Dwight “Buddy” Mills, 74, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at his residence.

Born Dec. 8, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jay and Christine (Brown) Mills.

Buddy was a retired truck driver and served in the Indiana National Guard. He loved auctions and was a member of Tri County Antique Farm Machinery Association.

Survivors include his children, Dwight Scott (Jennifer) Mills of Mitchell, James Edward “Junior” (Sonja) Mills of Mitchell, and Melissa Lynn Graves of Mitchell; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and brothers, Ralph Deitrick of Indianapolis and Russell Deitrick of Indianapolis.

His parents; brothers, Stanley Brown and Guy Wayne Mills; and a great-grandchild, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

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

September 09, 2018

Eugene Ward Weddle

Sept. 15, 1926 — Sept. 5, 2018

Eugene “Gene” Ward Weddle, 91, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday September 5, 2018, at Hearthstone Health Campus, with his daughters by his side. Gene was born September 15, 1926, in Unionville, Indiana, and was the son of the late Lon and Vida (Ward) Weddle. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and worked as a Fuel Distributor for Marathon and Mobil Oil, and later drove a school bus. He was a member of Zion’s Hill Baptist Church.

He married Phyllis “Joan” Campbell on June 4, 1948, and they enjoyed 69 years of marriage before her passing on August 3, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his great-grandson, Jensen R. Hoffman; son-in-law, P. Kent Hoffman; sisters, Dorothy Sarber, Dollie Robinson, Nellie Groomer, Gertrude Hamilton and infant sister Emma; brothers, Harold, Maurice, Robert, Walter Jack, James and William Weddle.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda J. Deckard (Steven) and Peggy J. Hoffman, both of Bloomington; grandchildren, Stacie L. Torline (Mark), Jodie L. Latiolais (Scott), both of Bloomington, Brian K. Hoffman (Tae) of Bedford, IN, and Kyle J. Hoffman (Casey) of Grand Fork, ND; and great-grandchildren, Jenna M. Torline and Abigail J. Latiolais, both of Bloomington, and Riley K. Hoffman of Bedford, IN.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Monday September 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Payne Cemetery. Donnie Campbell will officiate the service, and Military Honors will be presented by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene’s memory may be given to the charity of your choice. Memories of Gene and condolences to his family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Thomas A. Dusard

Thomas A. Dusard, 72, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials-Bloomington Cremation Society in Bloomington.

Betty Ilene McKinney

Betty Ilene (Browning) McKinney, 93, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

September 08, 2018

Audrey M. (Cottongim) Quearry

May 28, 1938 — Sept. 5, 2018

Audrey M. Quearry, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born May 28, 1938, in Somerset, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Joe and Dora (Rogers) Cottongim. She married Glen Quearry and he passed July 20, 1982.

She was a member of Fairview Community Church, the Flatwood Neighborhood Club and the Fairview Ladies Aid.

She had worked in the private health care industry for several years.

Surviving are two daughters, Reda (John) Tankersley and Dora “Denise” Quearry; one son, Eddie Quearry; grandchildren, Sarah (Curtis) Wilson, Jessica (Bryan) Fulkerson, Leila (Cameron) Condry, Chevelle Leann (Zach) Bombrisk and C.J. Quearry; great-grandchildren, Brandon, James, Kendra, Kelton, Mercy, Rinny, Theo, Chase, Layton, Colby, Zayden, Graycin and a baby boy soon to arrive; one sister, Catherine Thompson; three brothers, Vearl Cottongim, Darrell Cottongim and Kenneth Cottongim; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Christine Rayburn and Ethel Smith; and two brothers, Lee Cottongim and Harold Cottongim.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the Ferguson Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastors Kenneth Fisher and Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

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

Mary Bess Adams

Aug. 16, 1945 — Aug. 18, 2018

Mary Bess Adams passed away at her residence in Venice, Florida on Aug. 18, 2018, at the age of 73.

Mary was born in Bedford, on Aug. 16, 1945, the daughter of Joe and Ruth Hackett.

She is survived by two brothers, Dan (Barbara) Hackett and Frank (Debbie) Hackett, both of Bedford; and by one sister, Libby (Ray) Simms of Jefferson, Georgia.

Mary was a retired civilian transportation specialist for the United States Armed Forces, having served in command centers and in the Middle East.

Mary was an active church member and enjoyed her pets, reading, listening to music, singing and playing her violin. She was loved and will be sadly missed by her many relatives and friends.

September 07, 2018

Michael P. Williams

Jan. 7, 1958 — Sept. 6, 2018

Michael P. Williams, 60, of Orleans, passed away at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at his home.

He was born Jan. 7, 1958, in Bedford, the son of Larry and Barbara (McCart) Williams. He married Sherry Williams (Green) on Aug. 6, 1986, and she survives.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Williams of Orleans; three sons, Jake Williams (Lori), John Williams and Joe Williams (Kaycee) all of Orleans; one daughter, Jessie Williams of Louisiana; six grandchildren, Lexie, Brady, Hunter, Tucker, Bryar and Wade; one sister, Molly Rose Baker (Brian) of Orleans; one sister-in-law, Terri Williams of Orleans and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Mark Williams.

He was a superintendent at Weddle Brothers Construction for over 30 years of employment. He was a member of the Mount Horeb Baptist Church for 50 years. He was a member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge No.153, Carpenter Union Local No. 1664, and National Rifle Association. Michael was an avid hunter, gun collector, mule rider and enjoyed farming.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Sunday from 3-8 p.m., followed by a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Masonic Lodge No. 153.

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

Brent Duane Leonard

April 21, 1957 — Sept. 5, 2018

Brent Duane Leonard, 61, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 21, 1957, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Carl and Evelyn (Garrison) Leonard. He was married to Kimberly J. Kendall.

Brent was a truck driver and loved golfing, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Work of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Leonard of Mitchell; children, Andrea (Shane) Phillips of Springville, Carl (Susan) Leonard of Mitchell, Seth (Casey) Leonard of Orleans, Sara Leonard of Madison, and Abby Leonard of Mitchell; mother, Evelyn Leonard of Bedford; stepsons, Matt (Kristen) Woods of Springville and Chris (Brandi) Woods of Bedford, eight grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Ann) Leonard of Orleans and Brad (Marty) Leonard of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

His father and grandson, Hayden Leonard, preceded him in death.

Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Audrey M. Quearry

Audrey M. Quearry, 80, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

Juanita Sandage

June 30, 1928 – Sept. 5, 2018

Juanita Sandage, 90, passed away Sept. 5, 2018, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home in Mitchell, Indiana. She was born in Perry County, Indiana on June 30, 1928, to the late Robert and Violet (Phelps) Simpson. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Murrel Sandage; and a sister, Mildred Keilman.

Juanita was a member of Newberry Friends Church in Paoli and Beech Grove Extension Homemakers Club. She enjoyed quilting, canning, cooking, needlework and gardening. Surviving are her daughter, Glenda Lindley, Paoli; grandchildren, Chris Lindley and Beth Wilder; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CST Monday, Sept. 10 at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. Pastor Darrel Bennom and Pastor Chris Lindley will officiate. Burial will follow in Lilly Dale Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lilly Dale Church. Condolences may be left at www.huberfuneralhome.net.

September 06, 2018

Patricia Joann ‘Jody’ Drake

June 5, 1955 — Sept. 4, 2018

Patricia Joann “Jody” Drake, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 5, 1955, in Tooele, Utah, she was the daughter of Thomas Franklin Bates and Maureen (Benson) Kaelin and step-father Kenneth Kaelin.

She married Douglas E. Drake on September 5, 1972, and he survives.

Patricia attended Southern High School in Louisville, Ky., and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by her husband, Doug Drake; children, Dawn (Michael) Cagna, Dawna (Bill) Knebel and Dondra Drake; grandchildren, Savannah Cagna, Alex Drake-Patton, Noah Drake-Patton, Nicholas Knebel and Ethan Knebel; siblings, Barry Holmes, Sheron Bass, Michael McWhorter and Bobbi Lynch; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sidney Del Guerico.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bedford, with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service hour.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguson-lee.com.

Isaac Scott Kopsho

Sept. 5, 1997 — Sept. 4, 2018

Isaac Scott Kopsho, 20, of Bedford, passed away at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Bloomington.

Born September 5, 1997, in Bloomington, he was the son of Brad Kopsho and Brandy Grant.

Isaac worked at Indiana Limestone and attended Bedford First Church of God. Since the age of three, Isaac was a very competitive moto-cross racer, excelling in several different classes. He also was an AMA State Moto-Cross Champion. Isaac loved to make people laugh and could always put a smile on their face. Through all his struggles, his belief was always in God.

He is survived by his parents, Brad (Danielle) Kopsho and Brandy Grant; paternal grandparents, Steve and Cathy Kopsho; maternal grandparents, Joe and Ruth Harrell; siblings, Alexia (Nick) Cochran, Breanna Grant, Xavier Kopsho and Lillian Kopsho; aunts, April Harrell, Amy (Bill) Coffey; uncle, Brent (Holly) Kopsho; nieces, Rowen and Rydlee Cochran; and numerous cousins.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Bedford First Church of God, with Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Bedford First Church of God.

Memorial contributions may be made to Celebration and Recovery Program through Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Dorothy Irene (Harris) Robinson

July 9, 1919 — Sept. 5, 2018

Dorothy Irene Robinson, 99, of Greenwood, passed away Sept. 5, 2018 at Greenwood Healthcare Center.

She was born on July 9, 1919, in West Baden Springs, the daughter of Everett T. and Ruth (Batchelor) Harris.

She worked at General Motors for 47 years as an office clerk in Bedford, Kokomo and Speedway and later worked 21 years at Conkle Funeral Home in Speedway. She was a graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School.

She is survived by one brother, Edward R. Harris (Patty) of Greenwood and two grandchildren, Melissa and Christina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Ronald Slate; one sister, Grace Grubbs; one brother, Everrett Eugene Harris and one grandchild, Brian Slate.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Doug Bohall officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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

September 05, 2018

Christopher James Morthland

July 30, 2018

Christopher James Morthland, aka CJ Watson, age 53, passed away on July 30, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

CJ is survived by his fiance, Kristen Orr; parents, Dave Morthland (Angie), Sherry Smith Butcher (Danny); brother, Aaron Butcher (Amanda); stepsisters, Maggie Finley and Dorothy Timan; biological father, Frank Watson (Barb); Kristen’s family; the young artists that he mentored; and many co-writers and friends that he deeply treasured and loved to cook for.

CJ graduated from BNL in 1983. He was active in music and Scarlett and Purple. He performed at Little Theatre of Bedford in the “Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” “Country Legends” and “Good Vibrations” musicals. He also released his album “Menacing Grace” at LTB in 2001.

CJ was a Kerrville Award Winning Songwriter who worked with great artists, such as Gretchen Wilson, James Otto and Lisa Shaffer, to name a few. In 2016 he won “Best Original Song” for VooDoo (co-written with Bruce Michael Miller) at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. This song also earned CJ a “Best Original Song” Oscar nomination. CJ had songs featured in the “Rockband” video game and authored the bestselling “Everything Songwriting Book.” He was a fixture at the renowned Frank Brown Songwriting Festival for many years, where he hosted industry panels, educational workshops and provided music education opportunities to rising young music students.

CJ played at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for over 25 years and was loved by all in attendance. CJ Watson was a singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, coach, mentor and so much more. His passing has left a void in his music family, but his music and contributions will live on forever.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at Little Theatre of Bedford.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in honor of CJ Watson to MusiCares, 1904 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37323.

Mary Alice Wray

Aug. 31, 2018

Mary Alice Wray died surrounded by her family Aug. 31, 2018, of pneumonia at the age of 84.

Born in Bedford and raised in nearby Oolitic to Iva and Riley Mansfield, it was here she met the love of her life, her husband Jerry. They met roller skating as teens, and celebrated their 66th anniversary just this Aug. 18. They lived all but two of those married years in Florida, moving up from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area to Palm City and then Port St. Lucie.

A loving mother and wife, Mary will be missed especially for her easy smile and heart-warming welcome.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Wray; daughter, Nancy Susan Wray; and son, Jerry P. Wray and his wife Kim; granddaughter, Samantha Wray Slater and her husband Eric; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and then Iva; and her older brother, Jack Mansfield.

Please send donations to www.TCHospice.org in lieu of flowers.

Martin Funeral Home & Crematory in Port St. Lucie is in charge of the arrangements.

Marti Rose Stroud, Infant

Marti Rose Stroud, seven and a half weeks, Oolitic, died Sunday. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Worship Center; 4045 Old State Road 37; Bedford. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; Bloomington.

September 04, 2018

Joseph W. Parkes

Oct. 25, 1921 — Sept. 1, 2018

Joseph Walter Parkes, 96, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Oct. 25, 1921, in Seymour, Texas, he was the son of Bert Lee Parkes and Ruth Charlotte (Collins) Parkes. He married Naomi May Hamilton on July 26, 1943, and she survives.

He retired as an electrician for Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp. He was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing, playing cards with his friends, IU basketball, woodworking, and was very involved with his church.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi; four sons, Larry Joe (Bonnie) Parkes, William (Debra) Parkes, Kerry Dale (Kim) Parkes and Keith Duane (Marilyn) Parkes; eight grandchildren, Donnie Joe Parkes, Katrina Lynn Parkes Runge, Darren Scott Parkes, William Robert Parkes, Valerie Janine Parkes Byers, Shannon Marie Parkes, Jarret Michael Parkes and Kara Ann Parkes; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Florence (Paul) Lester and Nellie Ann Wilcoxen; one brother, Donald Leroy (Ellen) Parkes.

He was preceded by his parents; seven brothers, William Jarrette Parkes, James Lee Parkes, Stanley Elwood Parkes, Robert Anco Parkes, Charles Franklin Parkes, Bert Lee Parkes Jr. and John Edward Parkes; one sister, Susan Belle Parkes in infancy; and one brother-in-law Ronnie Wilcoxen.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

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

Bert E. Mounce

Sept. 4, 1948 — Sept. 1, 2018

Bert Everett Mounce, 69, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Sept. 4, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Greenie and Ruby (York) Mounce. He married Linda Faye Cooney, July 9, 1967.

Bert drove Bus No. 19 for Mitchell Community Schools 30+ years. He had also been employed at Shelby Trucking for ten years. Bert enjoyed farming and rebuilding tractors.

Survivors include his wife, Linda F. Mounce of Mitchell; children, Laura (Jody) Benham of Mitchell and Bert E. Mounce II of Mitchell; grandchildren, Steven (Shelby) Tillette, Brandee Cote, Kayla (Tony) Blanton, Raegan (Steven) Gilbert, Taylor (Andrew) Tomlinson and Bert E. Mounce III; step-granddaughter, Sara Tillette; great-grandchildren, Adrien and Masson Cote, Gannon Tillette and Lexie Gilbert; step great-granddaughter, McKenzi Tillette; siblings, Dorothy (Robert) Terrell of Bedford, Sharon (John) Russell of Mitchell, Jake (Joyce) Mounce of Mitchell, Judy (Sonny) Kern of Mitchell; Betty (Leslie) Hart of Norman and Danny (Becky) Mounce of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; daughter, Lana Tillette; son-in-law, Steve Tillette; brother, Charles Mounce; sister, Sue Terry; and several nieces and nephews preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Robert Brown officiating.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Sarah E. ‘Betty’ Lindley

July 5, 1926 — Aug. 31, 2018

Sarah E. “Betty” Lindley, 92, of Orleans, passed away at 6:23 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born July 5, 1926 in Mitchell, the daughter of Howard and Jane (Gilliatt) Tegarden.

She married John W. Lindley on Nov. 2, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1997.

Alongside John, she owned and operated Quality Market, Lindley’s IGA before retirement. She was a homemaker and also manager of the Orange County License Branch for over 20 years. She was a member of the Orleans Christian Church and Orleans Phi Beta Psi. In her younger years she was an avid bridge player and a Rosie Riveter welder of LST boats during World War II.

She is survived by her three children, Candy (Steve) Lantis, John Howard (Bobette) Lindley, both of Orleans, and Michael Tegarden Lindley of Martinsville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one brother, James H. Tegarden of Lakeway, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one son, John William Lindley Jr.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Orleans Christian Church with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Christian Church or Orange County Humane Society.

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

Lois Marie (Melvin) Root

June 22, 1923 — Sept. 2, 2018

Lois Marie Root, 95, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Paoli Health and Living Community.

Born June 22, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jesse and Celia (Routh) Melvin. She married Eugene Slaughter and he preceded her in death March 17, 1982. Her second husband, Perry Kendall, preceded her in death March 5, 1997, and her third husband, Lee Root, preceded her in death Oct. 8, 2011.

Lois had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1942 and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and attended Orleans First Baptist Church.

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and making dresses for her granddaughters. Lois was a great baker and loved gardening and yard work. She enjoyed spending time with family and riding in Kara Jean’s jeep to get milkshakes, out to eat, shopping, and getting manicures and pedicures.

Survivors include her children, Lana (Danny) Hudelson of Orleans, Brent (Karen) Slaughter of Orleans, and Adrian (Angie) Slaughter of Mitchell; stepdaughter, Virginia (Ron) Boshears of Bloomington; grandchildren, Brett (Kim) Hudelson, Darren Hudelson, Trent Slaughter, Kara Jean Slaughter, Jason (Lesley) Slaughter, Jodie (Kyle) Endris, and Lindsay (Nick) Doub; 11 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons and one due in March of 2019; brother-in-law, Rex Morris of Mitchell; sister-in-law, Darlene Dalton of Mitchell; niece, Jan Dalton of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husbands; grandson, Robert Eugene Slaughter; one great-grandchild; and siblings, Ruth Evelyn Isom, Mary Lou Morris, Edith Deweese, Elva Russell, Lorena Elrod, Noble Melvin, Roscoe Melvin and Willard Melvin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Greg Matthew officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Glenda S. Young

Nov. 3, 1939 — Sept. 2, 2018

Glenda S. Young, 78, of Norman, died at 10:02 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Monroe Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of W. Glenn Butler and Lahoma F. (Hildum) Butler. She married Kenneth Ray Young on June 20, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2016.

She retired from Home Interiors and as a teacher’s aide in special education at Bedford Middle School. She was a member of the Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include three sons, Berry Young, Marty Young and his wife Sandy and David Young, all of Norman; six grandchildren, Jennifer Baum and her husband Chad, Marty Glenn Young Jr. and his wife Abbigail, Ryan Young and his wife Amber, Kenneth Young, Devon Young and Josie Young; five great-grandchildren, Coleton, Claire, Cosbee, Oakley and Shade; and two sisters, Bonnie Parkes and her husband Larry and Rita Anderson and her husband Jim, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; and one sister, Shirley Yvonne Flynn.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Oolitic Pentecostal Church with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in the Guthrie Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and on Thursday from 11 am until the service at the Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

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

 

David D. Erwin

Sept. 9, 1945 — Aug. 27, 2018

David Douglas Erwin, 72, passed away on Aug. 27, 2018, from natural causes after years battling diabetes.

Born in Vincennes, to Claude Winford and Irma Helen Erwin. David spent his childhood in Lawrence County. He developed a passion for everything sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, as a result of listening to their games on the radio with his parents for years. He became a lifelong fan and overall sports enthusiast.

He was a 1963 graduate of Needmore High School and went on to play first base for Indiana University baseball, but after injury transferred to Indiana State, where he graduated with a teaching degree in 1968. He went on to pursue his love of coaching as both a math teacher and coach for schools in Casey, Illinois, Bartow, Florida, Bedford (BNL) and on to finish his career in Indianapolis at Lawrence North.

At Lawrence North, David helped the school capture numerous state championships. Those included basketball in 1989 and multiple track and field championships. Through his teaching and coaching, David was able to help guide and shape the lives of numerous young men and women, helping influence them on who and what they’d become later in life.

As an avid, some may say rabid, sports fan, David continued to follow sports throughout his life. He especially loved watching his 14 grandchildren play sports. He was able to see his Cardinals, in person, grab a World Series title. David was also a big fan of everything IU as well as a huge Indianapolis Colts fan, catching them win a Super Bowl title over the Bears. He loved collecting sports memorabilia, traveling and sampling restaurants across the country.

David is survived and will be missed by many. These include, but are not limited to, daughters, Jacquie Berry-Schroedle (Pete) and Kahla Grace (Ryan) of Fishers; prior wives, Cheri McDaniel Calvert and Linda Donlan Erwin of Fishers; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Merlin Root of Bedford; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Brenda Erwin of Bloomington; stepchildren Kasey Shade (Matt), Tom McConnell (Sarah) and Kristy McConnell; grandchildren, Carter, Hayden, Quincy, Cooper, Harper, Turner, Jack, Ashlynn, Lila, Macie, Tommy, Adam, Brandon and Christina; nieces Tonya Rensi (Ed), Kamila Binkley (Craig), and Andrea Erwin; and his nephew Eric Erwin. David also had a nephew, Brian Root, who preceded his passing. David spent his last three years living in Virginia with his significant other, Peggy Kirkman, who was his caretaker until the end.

Services will be hosted at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes (818 18th St, Bedford) on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Public visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The burial will follow at Judah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bedford Little League Baseball, 2009 19th Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421.

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

Henry ‘Hank’ South

Henry Ty “Hank” South, 62, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lost River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Loyed T. Melton

Loyed Thomas Melton, 86, Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 2-3:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 02, 2018

Harold Wayne Todd

Jan. 22, 1951 — Aug. 29, 2018

Harold Wayne Todd, of Ellettsville, passed away at Bloomington Hospice House on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. He was 67.

Born in Bedford, Indiana, on January 22, 1951, he was one of 15 children born to Logan and Izolla (Hawkins) Todd.

Wayne was married to Cheryl Ann Todd, who passed on May 17, 2017.

He worked at RCA and GE in assembly. Wayne proudly served in the Indiana National Guard for nearly 22 years as a Sergeant.

He was an avid sports fan, and always watched his grandchildren play in their sports team. Wayne enjoyed competing in horseshoes, corn hole, golfing and playing pool. He mushroom and ginseng hunted until his health didn’t allow him to continue. Wayne loved his family, and made it a point to deliver doughnuts and sweet tea every weekend to his grandchildren. He was a member of the Bloomington Moose Lodge #1081 and the Bloomington Eagles Lodge #1085.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cheryl Ann; and six brothers and five sisters.

Wayne is survived by his children, Joey Clouse of Bloomington, Audi Ann Baer of Bedford, Ron Clouse (Kim) of Spencer, Uriah Clouse of Hendersonville, N.C., Ashley Clouse (Amy) of Hendersonville, N.C., and Daniel Clouse (Angie) of Brownstown; his loving companion, Kay Bastin of Bloomington; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings, Alfred Todd (Phyllis) of Greencastle, Elmer Todd (Susan) of Springville, and Sharon Arthur of Smithville.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville at 1 p.m., with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial is to follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 2 to 6 p.m., and then again Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Share condolences, memories and more with Wayne’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Casey Allen Marcum

Nov. 26, 1982 — Aug. 28, 2018

Casey Allen Marcum, 35, of Bloomington, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

He was born on November 26, 1982, in Bloomington, Indiana, to Terrance L. Marcum and Beth (Sanford) Marcum Nixon.

He is survived by his parents, Terry (Michele) Marcum of Bluffton and Beth (Thomas Schmucker) Nixon of Ellettsville; as well as children, Kaelyn and Collin Marcum, of Bloomington. Other survivors include siblings: Jesse (Theresa) Marcum of Greenwood, Chad (Amy) Walls of Oolitic, Carley (Anthony) Woodruff of Ellettsville, Jared Marcum of Bluffton, Chris (Angela) Walls of Princeton, Michael (Christina) Walls of Iowa, and Hallie and Addie Schmucker of Bloomington.

Paternal grandparents include Jerry and Linda Marcum of Hazelwood and Thomas Hiester of Bluffton. Maternal grandparents include Sue Van Horn of Bloomington. Additionally, he is mourned by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Casey was preceded in death by a brother, Kyle Marcum; grandmother, Kay Hiester; and great-grandparents, Harold and Geraldine Jones.

There will be no services at this time. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements. Share condolences, memories and more with Casey’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Dolores Williams

Mar. 27, 1927 — Aug. 31, 2018

Dolores Williams, 91, of Bedford, died at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Stonebridge Health Campus, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born March 27, 1927, in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of George and Anna (Barrett) Garnes. She married Conley Williams on December 20, 1947, and he preceded her in death on September 4, 1984.

She was the entrepreneur of Dolores Fabric Shop on Bedford’s downtown square, and an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Nichoalds and husband, David, of Bedford, Janet Barnette, of Nashville, TN, and Deborah Roskopf and husband, John, of Redmond, WA; a sister, Vivian Lenberger, of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Marissa Schenk and husband, Ryan, of Evansville, IN, Schuyler Huls, of Seattle, WA, and Caitlin Huls, of Seattle, WA; great-grandchildren, Amiya Nan, of Seattle, WA, Carter Schenk, of Evansville, IN, Harper Schenk, of Evansville, IN.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, David Barnette; sisters, Virginia Smith and Anna Scherer; and brothers, George Garnes and Sherman Garnes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 3705 Austin Drive, Bedford, IN 47421, with Pastor Gary W. Zakian officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the church. Flowers are welcome; or, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Calvary Lutheran Preschool, 3705 Austin Drive, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mom wished to acknowledge very special friends that touched her life, to include Iola Boehme, Mary Anderson, Brenda Hardwick, Lydia Summers, Susie and Guy Rumsey and Janet Phillips.

Linda Jane Hancock

April 4, 1946 — Aug. 31, 2018

Linda Jane Hancock, 72, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at the IU Health Hospice House. Linda was born April 4, 1946, in Bloomington, Indiana.

The daughter of Michael and Blanche (Smith) Bauer, she was a 1964 graduate of Bloomington High School and a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in education.

She retired from AT&T as a Business Applications Manager in 2013 after many years of service.

She loved her grandchildren and her family, and spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. She was a wonderful athlete, and shared her love of sports with family and friends.

Linda is survived by her children; Frank T. (Kriste) Hancock of Harwich, MA, Aaron J. (Stephanie) Hancock and J. Nathan (Elizabeth) Hancock, both of Ellettsville, IN; 8 grandchildren; Sara, Milan, Megan, Madalyn, Macully, Ronan, Hutch and Sawyer; two sisters; Betty Foster of Las Vegas and Alice Bennett of Chicago, IL; two brothers; Richard (Dorothy) Bauer of Bedford, IN, and William (Sandy) Bauer of Bloomington, IN; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both parents; two sisters, Gladys Ratchford and Judy Brown; and four brothers, Dan, Robert, Charles and Jerry Bauer.

There are no services planned at this time.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Linda’s name through the IU Health Hospice House at www.iuhealthfoundation.org.

You are invited to share a memory or leave condolences online to the family at www.allencares.com.

Joseph Walter Parkes

Joseph Walter Parkes, 96, of Oolitic, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 01, 2018

Bob Masterson

Sept. 15, 1933 — Aug. 31, 2018

Bob Masterson, 84, of Oolitic, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at his residence.

Born Sept. 15, 1933, in Troy, he was the son of Elmer and Celeste (Whittmer) Masterson. He married Sue Hubbs on July 31, 1954, and she survives.

He held a master’s degree in education and retired as a teacher and coach in 1993. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sue of Oolitic; three sons, Kelly Masterson and wife JoAnne, of Danville, Kevin Masterson and wife Denise of Bedford, and Kyle Masterson and wife Josi of Indianapolis; two daughters, Terry Rogan and husband Jim of Bardstown, Kentucky, and Lynn Brinegar of Bedford; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Jean Kleeman, of Troy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Janice Champion.

In accordance with Bob’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Right to Life.

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

Dolores Williams

Dolores (Garnes) Williams, 91, Bedford, died Friday, Aug. 31. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Dorothy Ann (Waggoner) Cox

May 4, 1931 — Aug. 29, 2018

Dorothy Ann Cox, 87, of Avoca, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Dorothy had been a resident at StoneBridge for the last five months of her life after residing for 38 years in Avoca.

Born May 4, 1931, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Inez (Ross) Waggoner. She was married for 61 years to Robert Simpson Cox who preceded her in death.

She was blessed with and is survived by two sons, three grandchildren and her youngest sister; son, Dennis Ray Cox wife Linda, grandson, Robert, granddaughters, Jennifer York and Deidra White; son, Gregory Dean Cox wife Susan; and sister, Sylvia Jean Baker.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Vivian Stroud.

Visitation will be private to family from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Burial will follow at House of Prayer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Dorothy’s name to: Becky’s Place, 1108 5th Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421.

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

David D. Erwin

David Douglas Erwin, 72, Salem, Virginia, died Monday, Aug. 27. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow at Judah Cemetery.

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