Obituaries — September 2019

September 30, 2019

Allen Short

Jan. 31, 1939 — Sept. 27, 2019

Allen Otis Short, 80, of Philpot died Friday, September 27, 2019.

He was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on January 31, 1939 to Herschel W. Short and Josephine Kern Short. He was raised in the Fayetteville Baptist Church. He graduated from Williams High School in Williams, Indiana with the Class of 1957. He served in the National Guard and worked at Bedford Building Supply. He retired from Sun Windows as Vice-President of Marketing and Sales. He was passionate about cars and motorcycles, loved watching Kyle Busch race, and enjoyed woodworking in his early years. He developed Myasthenia Gravis and suffered for nine years with the disease prior to his death. He will be so very missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-grandson, Tipton Lawson.

Survivors include his wife, Shelia M. Short; a daughter, Velvet C. Murphy (Tim); grandchildren, Joshua, Ivy, and Sarah Murphy of Bedford, Indiana; stepdaughter, Shella Ransom; stepsons, Wesley A. Finley (Jennifer), Larry Keith Finley (Dee); step-grandchildren, Christopher Lawson, Michael Lawson, Skylar Finley, Ashton Finley, Johnathon Ybarra, Jasmine Ybarra; and five step-great-grandchildren.

To honor his wishes, no funeral or memorial service will be held and he will be cremated. Online messages of condolence may be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com

Lawrence Gilstrap

Aug. 09, 1932 — Sept. 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

Helen Aylsworth

Jan. 06, 1911 — Sept. 25, 2019

Helen L. Aylsworth, age 108, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on September 25th, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

She was born in Posey County, Indiana on January 6th, 1911 to John Dickhaut and Mary (Wulf) Dickhaut. Helen married Gilbert Aylsworth on August 23rd, 1934 he preceded her in death on October 20th, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, (1) Son- John Aylsworth, (3) Brothers- Alvin, Walter, and John Dickhaut, (6) Sisters- Alice Grabert, Ester Heneisen, Lillian Rhodes, Florence Kietenstein, Olivia Dickhaut and Emily Dickhaut in infancy.

Helen was a member of the Springs Valley United Methodist Church since her moving to French Lick in 1938 where she was the organist, choir director and leader in the United Methodist Women at the local and district level. She was also a member of Tri-Kappa, Order of the Eastern Star and was very involved in multiple types of charity work such as: making bedrolls for the homeless, made band uniforms and flags for the Springs Valley Band, volunteering for the food pantry, making outfits for Haiti Orphans, and making baby blankets for hospitals.

After graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 1928, she then went on to get her bachelors degree from Indiana State University and Indiana University where she obtained her masters degree. She was the Band Director at Orleans High School for 1 year in 1957. She retired from teaching in 1977 from the Springs Valley School Corporation where she taught Language Arts, was the Junior High Band Director and the High School Chorus Director. She was honored with the Older Hoosier of the Year Award in 2003, United Methodist Church Bread and Basin Award in June of 2010, the Golden Deeds Award in 2003, the Springs Valley Hall of Fame in 2014 and lastly, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay in 2016.

Helen is survived by: (1) Daughter, Mary Kay Aylsworth (Joyce), Indianapolis, Indiana, (1) Daughter-in-law Patti Aylsworth, French Lick, Indiana, (3) Grandchildren, Heidi Taylor (L.T.), Luke Aylsworth (Laura), Lacy Flynn (John), (4) Great-Grandchildren, Aidan and Noah Aylsworth, Brakston Taylor and John Flynn.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Doug Finney and Rev. Dennis Adams at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana. Friends may call from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

The family requests memorial donations be made In Loving Memory of Helen to either the United Methodist Children’s Home, 515 West Camp Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052 or to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432. Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

Isabella Rose Horath

Sept. 27, 2019 — Sept. 27, 2019

Isabella Rose received her angel wings on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana. During her short time here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Her life was a brief but a precious gift to everyone that knew her.

She was born on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at IU Health Paoli Hospital to Darin Horath and Maryanne Jessica Holiday. Isabella is proceeded in death by her mother Maryanne Jessica Holiday.

She is and always will be deeply loved by: Father, Darin Horath of French Lick, Indiana, Paternal Grandparents, Wesley and Mary Jane Horath of Farina, Illinois, Maternal Grandparents, Tom Holiday and Rita Allstott of Paoli, Indiana, (1) Brother, Kane Horath of Edgewood, Illinois, (3) Uncles, Mathew Holiday of Paoli, Indiana, Mark Holiday (Rachel) of Paoli, Indiana, Brian Horath (Angie) of Iola, Illinois, (2) Aunts, Jill Baker (David) of Orleans, Indiana, Lorinda Poe (Brad) of Heartville, Illinois.

A Graveside Ceremony will be conducted on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Moores Ridge Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.  Arrangements are in the care of the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.  Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Maryanne Holiday

Nov. 16, 1987 — Sept. 27, 2019

Maryanne Jessica Holiday, age 31, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana.

She was born in Paoli, Indiana on November 16th, 1987 to Tom Holiday and Rita Allstott. Maryanne was preceded in death by her baby girl Isabella Rose Horath. She was a graduate of Paoli High School class of 2006. Maryanne was a great cook who loved reading, shopping, and going hiking. She loved kids and treated her nieces and nephews like they were her own.

She is survived by: Parents, Tom Holiday and Rita Allstott of Paoli, Indiana, Fiancé, Darin Horath of French Lick, Indiana, Step-son, Kane Horath of Edgewood, Illinois, (2) Brothers, Matthew Holiday of Paoli, Indiana, Mark Holiday (Rachel) of Paoli, Indiana, (1) Sister, Jill Baker (David) of Orleans, Indiana, Nieces and Nephews, Ernie, Nadalie, and Malachi.

A Graveside Ceremony will be conducted on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Moores Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432.

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

September 29, 2019

Leon Kinser

Nov. 07, 1966 — Sept. 26, 2019

Leon Dewayne Kinser, 52, of Heltonville, died at 11:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 7, 1966 in Marion County, he was the son of Phillip Kinser and Shirley (Kinser) Fisher. He was a maintenance and construction worker and member of U.A.W. Local 2158. He was an avid sprint car racing fan.

Survivors include a son, Jordan Kinser, of Bedford; his mother and step father, Shirley and Donnie Fisher, of Bloomington; a brother, Phillip Kinser, of Bloomington; a sister, Pamula Kinser, of Bloomington; four nephews, Steven, Josh, Robbie and Seth; one niece, Natasha; his fiance, Regina Taylor, of Heltonville and her children, Jacy and Dylan; two uncles: Darrell Kinser of Bloomington, and Verdon Kinser of Heltonville; one aunt, Gail Sink and husband Don of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Kinser and a brother, Chadley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 1st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reno Bates officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, September 30th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, October 1st at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Helen Snow

Aug. 01, 1920 — Sept. 26, 2019

Helen Marie (Freeman) Snow age 99, of Bloomington passed away Sept. 26, 2019, at Garden Villa.

She was born August 1, 1920, in Monroe County, IN to Mike and Odena (Riddle) Freeman. Helen was a homemaker and care giver for her husband Harold Emmet Snow. She attended Fairview United Methodist Church Victory Sunday School Class. She loved cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

Surviving family members include Donna (Snow) Witkiewicz and Husband Martin of Bloomington, IN., Sara (Snow) Goldberg and husband Sheldon of Hollywood, FL., son in-law John Danley of Kokomo IN. Seven grandchildren Meridith Stewart Hawk and husband Chris, Joseph Witkiewicz and wife Stacy, Rachel Goldberg Frydman and husband Kerry all of Bloomington, IN. Robert Danley and wife Lisa, Joseph Danley of Kokomo IN, Adam Goldberg and wife Sanda of Coral Spring, FL, Benjamin Goldberg of Tallahassee Fl. seventeen great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Sisters Betty (Freeman) Ryan and Carol (Mickey Freeman) Kelley, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Emmet Snow, her brothers Gordon Freeman, George Freeman and John Freeman, and daughter Norma (Snow) Danley.

Funeral services for Helen will be conducted Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00AM at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37. Rev. George Hartzog will officiate and entombment will follow in the Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon and evening October 4, 2019 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at the funeral home.

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com. In lieu of flowers please donate to The American Cancer Society, The Relay for Life or a charity of your choice.

Robert Kernodle

April 30, 1927 — Sept. 27, 2019

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Robert Samuel Kernodle, 92 of Spencer, Indiana passed into the loving arms of his Lord and surrounded by his family at his home.

Bob was born on April 30, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Lottie & Kenneth Kernodle. Bob and his wife Shirley raised their family in Decatur Township and retired from Bryant Heating and Cooling in 1984 and then moved to their current home in Spencer, Indiana in 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Kernodle, his parents, his two sisters, Mary Parham and Hazel Stegelvik, and two infant children.

Surviving to celebrate his life are his four daughters Linda (George) James, Paula (Terry) Bennett, Karla Ingram and Norma (Steve) Ream; and his son Robert Kernodle II. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren

Bob enjoyed visits to the casinos, playing in a Thursday night local euchre group, assembling jigsaw puzzles, making wooden craft items in his garage shop, every kind of automobile race; and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a member of the Shiloh Wesley Methodist Church and the Masonic Order. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during WWII, and a participant in a Washington DC Honor Flight.

Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, October, 1, 2019 at the Shiloh Wesley Methodist Church with Dr. Diane Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Diane Wells for lovingly caring for our father over the years: and to his wonderful friend, Jerry who was so kind to him. Arrangements have been entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Online condolences can be sent at www.westparrishpedigo.com

Danny Egan

Danny E. Egan, 70, of Bloomfield, died Friday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel in Bloomington. Services will be noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

Norma Clark

Norma Laverne (Weintraut) Clark, 93, of Spencer, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society.

September 28, 2019

Linda Ryan

Oct. 27, 1944 — Sept. 26, 2019

Linda E. (Walls) Ryan, 74, of Frankfort, died September 26, 2019 at Wesley Manor.

She was born October 27, 1944 in Mattoon, Ill. to John & Helen (Gauger) Walls. She married Kent Ryan on June 12, 1966 in Bedford, Ind. and he survives.

Linda was a 1962 graduate of Bedford High School, Bedford, Ind. and attended Oklahoma University. She was a homemaker and while Kent was serving in the Marine Corps they lived in Quantico, VA, Newport, RI and Barstow, CA. Linda was one in the original group to help establish the Clinton County Humane Society. She enjoyed tennis, bowling, was an avid and excellent Bridge player, she loved animals, was very artistic and was a wonderful mother to David and Corrie.

She is survived by: Husband Kent Ryan of Frankfort, Son: David K. Ryan of Bridgman, MI, Daughter: Corrie E. Ryan of Oaklandon, Ind., and 1 Grandson: Alex K. Ryan.

A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Visitation will precede the service from 10-11:30 at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society, c/o Clinton County Community Foundation Helen Walls Fund. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.

Suzanne Wahlde

Aug. 02, 1958 — Sept. 26, 2019

Suzanne Kay von Wahlde, 61, of Springville passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Born August 2, 1958 in Louisville, Ky, she was the daughter of Henry and Lottie (Stotts) Acton. She married Scott Henry von Wahlde on March 18, 2002 and he survives.

A 1976 graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High school, Suzanne was formerly a server and manager at Golden Corral and waitress at the Old Waffle House in Bedford. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an animal lover, especially her dog, Isabelle.

Surviving in addition to her husband Scott are her two sons, Chris (Shelby) Easterday and Andrew (Donella) Easterday, both of Bedford; Two step-sons, Carson Scott von Wahlde and Clayton Henry (Jennie) von Wahlde both of Springville; Two brothers, Henry S. Acton II of Bedford and James D. Acton of Bloomington; Five grandchildren, Eli Scott Easterday, Treyton Lee Easterday, Oliver Graham Easterday-Dusard, Penelope Claire Easterday-Dusard, and Henry Holdyn Wilder von Wahlde; Two aunts, RoseAnn Staggs and Judy Kay (Jack) Gould; uncle George (Martha) Stotts; and her dog, Isabelle.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Erna Todd

June 21, 1930 — Sept. 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

Shirley Hamilton

Sept. 09, 1930 — Sept. 27, 2019

Mrs. Shirley Ann Hamilton, age 89, of Campbellsburg, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019.

Shirley was born September 9, 1930 in Saltillo the daughter of Oral and Ruby Hays Gould. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church.

Mrs. Hamilton was married September 11, 1948 to Elmer Hamilton, who preceded her in death by just a few hours. She was also preceded in death by five brothers: Charles Hays Gould, William Gould, Donn Gould, Keith Gould, and Lawrin Gould, two sisters: Jean Tolbert and Betty Wineinger, a grandson, and her parents.

She is survived by three sons: Frankie Hamilton (Sherry) of Salem, Brett Hamilton (Carmie) of Heltonville, and Patrick Hamilton (Kathy) of Campbellsburg, a daughter: Jan Shelton (Dave) of Borden, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Shirley and Elmer will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM at Mt. Carmel Christian Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10AM-time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund, c/o John Hughes, 915 N. College Ave. Salem, IN 47167.

Leon Kinser

Leon Dewayne Kinser, 52, of Heltonville, died Thursday, September 26. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 27, 2019

Bearett Samson (Bear) Richardson

July 28, 2019 — Sept. 23, 2019

Bearett Samson Richardson (Bear) of Owensburg, Indiana was awarded his place in Heaven on September 23, 2019 at 9:55 p.m.

He was born July 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the son of Steven Austin Richardson and Lexus Diane Richardson. Bear was a member of Guide Pointe Church in Bedford, Indiana. Bear lead a short life, but in his two months on this earth he touched countless people around not only the country, but around the world. He brought together so many in love, prayer, hope and faith. He was the center of so many prayer groups ranging from the Bedford Indiana square all the way to France, Canada, and many other places. Bear was a light in a dark world, and he made an impact in two months more so than many of us have made in a whole life time. He left a legacy of love and faith that will last forever.

He leaves behind his parents, Steven A. Richardson and Lexus D. Richardson. Grandparents, Andy and Tabetha Richardson, Misty Watson (Paul A. Sears), and Gary Moore (Barbara Holcomb). Great Grandparents Steve and Ronda Pope, Russel and Brenda Watson, Thomas Moore, Ron and Marcella Neeley, and Phillip and Rogenia Richardson. As well as several Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and countless friends.

The viewing and funeral service for Bear will be held this Saturday, September 28, 2019. Viewing will start at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. with the funeral service following directly after. The service will be at Guide Pointe Church, 527 15th Street, Bedford Indiana. Bear will be laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford Indiana. All who have been touched by a little boy named Bear are welcome to attend.

Gary Fisher

Oct. 12, 1957 — Sept. 25, 2019

Gary Steven Fisher, 61, of Orleans, passed away at 10:46 AM on September 25, 2019 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY.

He was born Oct 12, 1957 in Bedford, IN, the son of Burrell J and Dorothy M. (Strange) Fisher. He married Dianna (Hackney) Fisher on September 30, 1978 and she survives. He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church for fifty-two years where he served as an elder for over twenty years. He worked for the U.S. Postal service in Mitchell as a letter carrier. He graduated from the Orleans High School class of 1975 and attended Ozark Christian College.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; their children Lucas, Kristani Benjamin, Katie, Sarah, Joshua; their five grandchildren, Blake, Eli, Brynlee, Baylee, Carson and one sister, June M. (Fisher) Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall in Orleans with Bro. Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at Unity Hall on Monday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM The family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Unity Hall Capital Expansion Fund.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.ochstetrick.net.

Elmer Hamilton

Jan. 27, 1927 — Sept. 26, 2019

Mr. Elmer F. Hamilton, age 92, of Campbellsburg, passed away Thursday, September 26 at his home.

Mr. Hamilton was born January 27, 1927 in Washington County, Indiana the son of Glenn E. and Leota Nicholson Hamilton. He was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich and Jean’s Extrusions. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Vintage Antique Pullers Association, Tri-County Tractor Pullers and Campbellsburg American Legion. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Elmer is survived by his wife: Shirley Gould Hamilton. They were married September 11, 1948. He is also survived by three sons: Frankie Hamilton (Sherry) of Salem, Brett Hamilton (Carmie) of Heltonville, and Patrick Hamilton (Kathy) of Campbellsburg, a daughter: Jan Shelton (Dave) of Borden, a sister: Dorothy Stephenson of Leesburg, Florida, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother: Eugene Hamilton, a sister: Emily Jacobs, a grandson and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM at Mt. Carmel Christian Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10AM-time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund, c/o John Hughes, 915 N. College Ave. Salem, IN 47167.

September 26, 2019

Nancy Sowder

April 04, 1946 — Sept. 24, 2019

Nancy F. (Kinser) Sowder, 73, of Bedford, died at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 4, 1946 in Charlestown, IN, she was the daughter of Zanford Kinser and Margaret (Martin) Kinser. She was a graduate of Heltonville High School. Nancy married Larry Dean “Butch” Sowder on May 14, 1966 and he preceded her in death on December 23, 2018. She was a homemaker who loved to sew and cook. She was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church. She loved to plan and host gatherings with family and church, especially the annual BNL football dinner at Bartlettsville. Nancy loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons, Jeffrey D. Sowder of Heltonville, Jason Sowder (Jennifer) of Fayetteville, and Brian Sowder (Julia) of Bedford; four grandchildren, Taylor Sowder, Sydney Sowder (who was also her caregiver), Jaylee Sowder, and Jeredon Sowder; one great-grandchild Macaul Stillions; three siblings, Ann Hunt (Gordon) of Norman, Gene Kinser (Ruth) of Springville, Dick Kinser (Sharon) of Heltonville; a brother-in-law, Duane Chastain; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; husband, Butch; sisters, Kathryn Chastain and Laverne Fountain, and her husband George Fountain.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Pastor Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27th and from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service, all at Bartlettsville Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bartlettsville Christian Church.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Linda McKnight

Feb. 05, 1942 — Sept. 24, 2019

Linda L. McKnight, 77, Salem, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at University of Louisville Hospital.

Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Salem, she was the daughter of William Luther Tompkins and Pauline Saylor Tompkins. She attended Franklin Township School and graduated from Salem High School in 1960. She retired from the Jacket Factory in 1996 to care for her grandchildren. She was a member of Canton United Methodist Church.

On Sept. 6, 1980, she married Perry McKnight, he survives.Other survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Lynn Smith, Salem; six grandchildren: Jessica (Eddie) Emily, Jason (Courtney) Smith, Jenne (Josh) Voyles, Adam (Jessica) Lloyd, Brandi Lloyd, all from Salem, and Laci (Mark) Grube, Sellersburg; 15 great-grandchildren: Bailee McNeely, Jackson McNeely, Bryson McNeely, Jenah McNeely, Shelby Lloyd, Hanna Bowman, Skylar Bowman, Presli Lloyd, Lilli Gilstrap, Lincoln Voyles, Lucy Voyles, Jayden Lee, Treyton Lee, Kamryn Lee, and Landon Grube; two sisters: Joyce Fultz, Salem and Paula (Bill) Cheatham, Salem; three brothers: William (Mary Alice) Tompkins, Prattville, Alabama; Ernie Stewart, Kentucky, and Monty Dale Tompkins, Salem.

She was preceded in death by two daughters: Teresa Marie Hollen Smedley and Susan Beth Hollen Lee; three brothers: Loyd Tompkins, Marshal Stewart, and Richard Stewart; and her parents.

Funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Weathers Funeral Home with Linda’s nephew, Tom Fultz, officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., and Friday from 9AM- until time of service at the funeral home.

Lois Tritle

Aug. 25, 1929 — Sept. 23, 2019

Lois (Noblitt) Tritle, 90, formerly of Orleans, passed away on September 23, 2019 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

She was born August 25, 1929, the daughter of James Ralph Noblitt and Beryle (McFall) Noblitt in Orleans, Indiana. Lois attended Orleans High School and graduated in 1947. She began piano lessons from her mother and went on to have a number of other teachers. This background in music would play a large effect on her life.  She married Harold Vance Tritle, her high school sweetheart, on April 9, 1950. A son, John Michael, was born to Harold and Lois on September 27, 1956. A second son, Allen Ray, was stillborn on June 4, 1959.

Lois spent much of her life as a farmer’s wife. In 1960 she started teaching piano lessons. Over forty years later she had taught 158 students. She spent a number of years as the staff organist at Ochs-Tetrick funeral home. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist church and served many years as pianist, organist and choir director. She provided the music for 112 weddings. In 2012 she moved to Valparaiso to be close to her son and his family.

She is survived by her son John (Madonna) Tritle of Valparaiso, Indiana. Two grandsons; Dr. Benjamin Tritle (Lauren Ahrens, Fiancé) of Cleveland Ohio and Dr. Brandon Tritle and Liz Eshelman of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also Lauren’s two children, Kaiya and Kage and a Sister-in-law, Dorthea Heldman of Orleans, Indiana. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her Husband Harold and Son Allen

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, Indiana. Funeral Services will be Friday, September 27, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Pastors Corey Rush and Bud Kielhorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

September 25, 2019

Mildred Cummings

March 23, 1926 — Sept. 22, 2019

Mildred L. “Smokey” (Watson) Cummings, 93, of Bedford, died at 12:47 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at White River Lodge.

Born March 23, 1926 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Thomas and Kate (Swain) Watson. She retired from Naval Submarine Base in Kingsbay, GA after thirty-three years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and American Rosie the Riveter Assoc. She was a former member of the Limestone Girls Club Board of Directors and assistant coach for softball, basketball and taught tennis. She had been a Brownie Scout Leader, Treasurer for the Sea Castle Assoc. in Fernandina Beach, FL, Captain of several tennis teams in the First Coast Tennis League of Jacksonville, FL, Captain of VSTA team in Fernandina Beach, FL, member of the Historical Society of Lawrence Co., and volunteer in the museum and research library.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Cummings, of Bedford and Tom Cummings, of Mesa, AZ; two daughters, Patsy Becker, of Bedford and Cara Cummings, of Oklahoma City, OK; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James W. Watson and T. Edgar Watson; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Apple-Cummings; a granddaughter, Cassidy Mae Clements, and a niece, Jane Watson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Richard Hattabaugh

Aug. 16, 1993 — Sept. 21, 2019

R. Branden Hattabaugh, 26, of Bedford passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Born August 16, 1993 in Bedford, he was the son Kenny D. Hattabaugh and Karen Ann (Jansing) Hattabaugh. He was a graduate of Medora High School class of 2012 and started working at Valeo as a mold setter in Seymour in 2013. Branden loved working out at Ricks Gym and enjoyed modifying his car and truck. He also loved his best friend, his dog, Chomper. Branden was named, Richard, after both of his grandparents.

He is survived by parents, Karen Hattabaugh and Michael Price and Kenny and Lisa Hattabaugh; grandmother, Juanita Hattabaugh and Carolyn Plummer; siblings, Wendi and Jason Fleetwood and their children, James and Jamie Zumhingst and their children, Cory and Hannah Wheat, Ahna Zumhingst, Timber and Noah Browning; aunt, Kathie Rhorer and Buddy Scherschel and her daughter, Kasey and Andrew Jackson and their children; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Wilma Jansing, Richard D. Hattabaugh, and Jerry Plummer.

Funeral service will be on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

Branden’s family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone for all the love, support, and prayer over the last several days, and to everyone who helped locate his best friend, Chomper. Branden was loved by so many.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

September 24, 2019

Donald Ratliff

Sept. 03, 1935 — Sept. 22, 2019

Donald C. “Donnie” Ratliff, age 84, of Bedford passed away on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 4:55 p.m. at IU Health in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County on September 3, 1935 to Carl Ratliff and Dorothy (Burton) Ratliff. He was the retired owner of Jackson Oil Company in Bedford.

Survivors include his brothers, Jeff (Linda) Ratliff of Hanford, California, Kenneth (Sharon) Ratliff of Bedford and Mike (Judith) Concannon of Oklahoma; his caregivers and great niece, Asia (Bob) Ratliff of Bedford; and caregiver and great nephew, Kenneth (Cassie) Ratliff III of Bedford; great great nephews, Daytin and Emry; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; several great great nieces and nephews; several cousins, including close friend and cousin, Rick Ratliff; his many wonderful neighbors in the Englewood neighborhood; special friends, Larry and Nancy Morin of Ocala, Florida, where he wintered.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Warren Tyree; sister, Betty White; a nephew; and a great great nephew.

Memorial services will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until service time at Cresthaven Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrence County Boys & Girls Club.

William Sanders

Feb. 02, 1939 — Sept. 22, 2019

William L. “Bill” Sanders age 80, of Shoals, passed away September 22, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

He was born February 2, 1939 in Shoals to James and Mary Rose (Johnson) Sanders. He married Carolyn Frye on September 1, 1957 at the Loogootee Christian Church. He was formally employed at Bakers Feed Mill, the National Gypsum and owned and operated Sanders Oil Company. “Bill” enjoyed fishing and setting on the front porch watching the “young dogs” run. He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, one son, Richard L. “Rick” (Angela) Sanders of Shoals; a granddaughter, Amanda Kaye Laiq of Shoals; two great grandsons, Eli and Abram Laiq of Shoals; one brother, Kenneth (Dee) Sanders of Shoals, one sister, Brenda (Beryl) Dickens of Shoals; and his nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents and two brothers, Jerry D. Sanders and James Sanders.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00 -8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

September 23, 2019

Randy Hawkins

Sept. 01, 1956 — Sept. 20, 2019

Randy Joe Hawkins, 63, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and caregivers.

Randy was born September 1, 1956 to Zelbert and Gloria (Reuter) Hawkins of Bedford. He married Emily McIntyre on December 27, 1978, and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2017. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1975. He was co-owner of Hawkins Bailey Warehouse. Randy was a member of Dive Christian Church, Elks Club, and Ideal Club. He served on the boards of Bedford Federal Savings Bank, IU Health Bedford Hospital, and Christ Reaching Asia Mission World Wide.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Zelbert Hawkins. Survivors include son Heath Hawkins and wife Angel; one granddaughter, Lilly Hawkins; mother, Gloria Hawkins; a brother, Jerry Hawkins and wife Linda; a sister, Debbie Maze and husband Jon; and several beloved nieces, nephews, and caregivers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 27th at Dive Christian Church with Bro. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Dive Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Heath Hawkins, Justin Pogue, Taylor, Clayton, and Dalton Brown, and Kaedyn Bennett. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12:00 pm until the hour of service on Friday at the Dive Christian Church. The family asks that memorial contributions in Randy’s name be made to the National Aphasia Association at www.aphasia.org or by mail at National Aphasia Association, P.O. Box 87 Scarsdale, NY 10583.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Jerene Wigley

Jan. 10, 1939 — Sept. 20, 2019

Jerene Wigley, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019, at her residence.

Born January 10, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harley and Marguerite (Green) York. She married Jim Wigley on June 1, 1957 at First Baptist Church in Mitchell; and he survives. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the Class of 1957. Jerene was the former owner of Lawrence County Abstract. She enjoyed reading and square dancing.

Surviving are her husband, Jim, of Bedford; one son, Jeff (Cheryl) Wigley, of Bedford; two daughters, Jamie Sue Wigley, of Bedford, and Jewell A. Frazier, of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Trent (Amber) Wigley, Bedford, Kyle (Kali) Wigley, of Texas, Aubrey Cox, of Nashville, IN, Hannah Frazier, of Florida, and Bryce Frazier, of Bloomington; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson.

Cremation was chosen with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services: In Memory of Jerene Wigley.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Jim Free

Nov. 04, 1946 — Sept. 20, 2019

Jim B. Free, 72, of New Albany, passed away September 20, 2019 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital of New Albany.
He was born November 4, 1946 in Paoli to parents, Owen Arthur & Fern (Trinkle) Free. He married Margaret Brim, November 10, 1967. Jim was a US Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of South Liberty Church of Palmyra and employed at Ben Franklin Crafts of New Albany.

He is survived by his Wife, Margaret Free of New Albany, Mother, Fern Busick of Milltown, Sons, Max Free and spouse, Jana of Pekin, Bret Free of New Albany,  Sister, Sharon Stroud and Spouse Stephen of Milltown, Grandson, Nathaniel Free of Pekin.

Visitation will be from 2-8pm Wednesday, September 25 at McAdams Mortuary, Funeral will be 11am Thursday, September 26 at the funeral home. Bro. John Denny & Bro. Stephen Stroud will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Christian Church Cemetery of Orleans.

Larry Craig

Oct. 03, 1950 — Sept. 21, 2019

Larry Craig age 68 of Bedford passed away at his residence at 5:25 Am on Saturday September 21, 2019.

He was born in Lawrence County on October 3, 1950 to Harold James Craig and Dorothy Lucille (Pruett) Craig. Larry married Debra Webb on July 3, 1986 and she survives. Larry was a graduate of Needmore High School, and was an US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from NWSC Crane where he worked in mechanical maintenance. He attended Woodville Baptist Church and was member of the Oolitic V.F.W

Survivors include his wife, Debra Craig of Bedford, one son, Jason (Mary) Craig of Avoca, one daughter, Amy (Craig) Busse of Bedford, two brothers, Jim (Patty) Craig of Bedford and Gary (Bonnie) Craig of Bedford, one sister, Martha Hollars of Bedford, four grandchildren, Logan Storms, Lucy Storms, Emma Busse, and Jessica Craig, five great grandchildren and his beloved dogs, Chelsea and Kiki. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Linda Corbin

Funeral services will be on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 2:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, military rites will be performed by the Bedford American Legion Post #33.  Visitation will be on Tuesday September 24th from 4:00 Pm until 8:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 1:00 Pm until service time at 2:00 PM

Sarah Terry

Nov. 28, 1948 — Sept. 21, 2019

Sarah Terry age 70, of Shoals, passed away at her residence on Saturday.

She was born November 28, 1948 in Whitesburg, Kentucky to Tandy and Susie (Lucas) Craft. She married Charles A. Terry and he preceded her in death. She was formally employed at West Boggs Park.

She is survived by one son, Roger Terry of Shoals; three grandchildren, Roger D., Tanner and Randy Terry of Shoals; and one brother, Denver Craft of Shoals. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, two brothers, David Craft and Charles Craft; and four sisters, Edith Taylor, Louise Eperson, Bertha June Hembree and Shirley Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 am Thursday until the hour of service. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

September 22, 2019

Michael Cain

April 15, 1945 — Sept. 19, 2019

Michael Burton Cain earned his angel wings on September 19th, 2019 at Richland Bean Blossom Nursing Facility in Ellettsville, IN.

Born April 15th, 1945, he was the son of William Henry and Allie Marie (Siscoe) Cain. Mike graduated from Smithville High School in 1963 and shortly after enlisted in the USMC on the buddy plan with Merle Myers. A veteran of Vietnam, Mike served 4 years, earning the rank of Sergeant E-5. Mike worked for General Electric in Bloomington for several years, retiring as foreman over the warehouse.

Mike is survived by his loving daughter, Mamie Cain; two granddaughters, Miranda Cain-Morton and Samantha Ruoff; and great-grandson, Hendrix Cain-Morton, all of Arizona; his son, Matthew (Carmen) Cain of Darwin, Australia; his sisters, Karen (Ted) Robertson of Breckenridge, Texas and Sherry Taylor of Eastland, Texas; his brothers, Don (Vicki) Cain of Crawfordsville, Jeff (Jackie) Cain of Springville, Dan (Suzy) Cain and Steve (Schyrel) Cain, all of Bloomington; and his sister-in-law, Karen Cain of Bloomington; and his step-siblings, Mike Latimer & Kathy (Ray) Carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Diane Cain; his brother Joe Cain; his niece Marlisa Taylor; his brother-in-law Dale Taylor, his step-father, Red Latimer; his step-brother, Tim Latimer; and his beloved cat, Elvis.

Visitation for Mike will be held from 3-5pm on Tuesday, September 24th 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell & Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. A memorial service will be held at 5pm Tuesday, and The Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites.

Memories of Mike and condolences to his family may be made online at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

John Boquist

March 22, 1947 — Aug. 28, 2019

John Alexander Boquist, Ph.D, of Elk Rapids, MI, formerly of Bloomington, IN, was born March 22, 1947 in Traverse City, Michigan to Albert Lewis and Sylvia Tellervo (nee Keto) Boquist and died August 28, 2019 in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

A graduate of Traverse City High School, John’s wit and humor were exceeded only by his intellect. He received a degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, MI in 1969, and soon after married Jean (nee Bjork), also of Traverse City. The two moved to West Lafayette, Indiana where John received a master’s degree in industrial administration and then a PhD in finance from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He joined the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1973 and retired in 2011 as the Edward E. Edwards Professor of Finance.

John spent his entire career at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and was among its most devoted and beloved educators. He received innumerable awards over his 37-year career; of note, he was recognized with the all-university Herman F. Lieber Award for outstanding teaching in 1979, by Business Week in 1994 as one of “12 Masters of the Classroom”, and by the university that same year with the Max Barney Executive Education Teaching Award. His career spanned nations, generations and settings, and he was lauded for his work with audiences from the Portland Cement Association and General Motors, to managers and faculty seeking to transition Eastern Europe from a planned to a market economy, to MBA and PhD students at IU. He was also an accomplished researcher, publishing throughout his career and co-authoring The Value Sphere: The Corporate Executives’ Handbook for Creating and Retaining Shareholder Wealth, which is now in its fourth edition. In 2008, a former student’s generous gift established the Meyer-Boquist Chair, honoring his impact on his students. His former colleagues continue to enjoy teaching his cases in class.

Perhaps John’s most valued achievement, however, was his fifty-year marriage to his beloved wife, Jean. The two embarked on their early days of marriage in cramped married student housing at Purdue, but ultimately were able to travel the world together and see four continents at each other’s side. Nothing, however, was a greater adventure than raising two sons together, Alexander and John Bjorn, and the family even spent two year-long sabbaticals in France where John was a visiting faculty member at INSEAD. They instilled in their sons their shared love of learning, commitment to teaching, devotion to family, and joy in time together. They shared and modeled the ability to find humor in almost any situation, including IU’s often bedraggled football team, and eventually the amyloidosis that weakened John’s heart. As travel became a challenge, they took joy in the natural beauty of Grand Traverse Bay from their home in Elk Rapids, and the warmth of the Arizona desert from the home that they purchased in Phoenix. In his later years, no one brought a smile to John’s face more quickly than his granddaughter, Annika and his grandson, Mattias.

John is preceded in death by his father Albert; his mother Sylvia; his niece Catherine Strom Schmidt; and his brother-in-law Stanley McMillen. He is survived by his wife Jean (nee Bjork); his son Alexander; daughter-in-law Diane (Reis); granddaughter Annika; grandson Mattias; son John Bjorn; daughter-in-law Diane (nee Bychowski); as well as his sister Margot (McMillen). He will also be missed by his sisters-in-law and their spouses, Karen (nee Bjork) Strom and Peter Strom of Traverse City, and Barbara (nee Bjork) Papazian and Jim Papazian of Williamsburg; and brother-in-law William Bjork and his wife Elizabeth (nee Williams) of Grand Rapids; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service for friends and family is being planned for Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:30 PM at The Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI with visitation beginning at 12 noon. The Rev. Rosemary Hagen, D. Min. will officiate the service. A light lunch will be served following the service. On Sunday, November 10, 2019 a memorial gathering will take place from 1 until 4 p.m. at The University Club at Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., #150, Bloomington, IN.

Those wishing to send a memorial are asked to consider the Boquist-Meyer Fund at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, 1275 E. 10th St., Suite CG3080, Bloomington, IN 47405 or to your local Salvation Army.

Memories of John, as well as thoughts for his family, may be shared by visiting his online guest book at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.

Willie Warren “Dub” Hill Jr.

April 14, 1927 — Aug. 30, 2019

On August 30th, W.W. “Dub” Hill received his Heavenly wings, basketball and fishing pole.

The native Floridian, former Indiana statesman and avid Hoosier basketball fan lived an amazing 92 years. He earned two master degrees, one in Economics and one in Business Administration from Florida universities, and doctorates in Jurisprudence and Business Administration from Indiana University in 1952. During the mid 1960s and early 1970s, he wanted to prove government could be efficient so he served in both the house and the senate of the Indiana State legislature and acted as its attorney. As chief of staff, he was an essential part of Governor Ed Whitcomb’s conservative policies. After serving as Head of the Indiana Public Utilities Commission, Dub presided over United Telephone Intermountain and then Liberty Fund in Indianapolis, spending ten years promoting liberty worldwide. He believed in education, supporting three kids and five grandchildren through college.

In his later years, Dub started a small publishing company, played the stock market, loved to recycle toys for kids, and supported numerous charitable causes. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 68 years, Ellen, their three children and five grandchildren.

Dub’s celebration service will be held at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Covenanter Cemetery in Bloomington. Memories of Dub and online condolences may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

John Mikesell

Oct. 23, 1942 — Sept. 12, 2019

John L. Mikesell died on September 12 at age 76.

He was born in Bloomington and lived most of his life on family land in rural Monroe County, and spent his early childhood in a house without electricity or running water. In elementary school, he milked cows every morning before heading down the road to a 2-room schoolhouse, Phillips School. From these beginnings, he went on to develop as a teacher and scholar: he graduated valedictorian from Bloomington High School, received his BA from Wabash College, and an MA and PhD from the University of Illinois. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

After his first job working for West Virginia University, he joined the faculty of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, ultimately returning to live with his wife and three children on the family land he’d grown up on and which he called home for the rest of his life. Over the course of his career, he became an expert in international sales tax, fiscal reform matters including macroeconomic policy and budget policy, intergovernmental fiscal relations, institution building, and building local fiscal capacity. He is internationally recognized as a world expert in general sales taxation, described by colleagues as a “walking encyclopedia of tax policy.”

Although he remained on the faculty of SPEA for his entire career, his expertise led him across the world: he traveled to the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan on World Bank public budget system reform missions; lived in Ukraine and Russia for a year (each) working on USAID intergovernmental fiscal reform projects; and visited China on numerous occasions as Senior Research Fellow with the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy to help China develop a property tax. He also led a five-year joint partnership between SPEA and public administration schools in Saratov and St. Petersburg, Russia. Closer to home, he served on the Indiana State Budget Agency’s Revenue Forecast Technical Committee for over 30 years, receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award for distinguished service to the state in 2016. His curriculum vitae is blinding with achievements. He was editor-in-chief of Public Budgeting & Finance for fifteen years, and received the Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and the Steven D. Gold Award for Outstanding Contributions to State and Local Fiscal Policy from the National Tax Association. He published over 240 articles and book chapters and six books, including Fiscal Administration: Analysis and Applications for the Public Sector , the standard public finance and budgeting textbook in graduate public affairs programs across the country (now in its tenth edition). John was named a Chancellor’s Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs Emeritus in 2008. He was a consummate researcher, a “scholar’s scholar,” who had a knack for exploring a topic in a way that cut directly to the questions policy makers were asking. As a writer, John was famous for his footnotes, which incorporated interesting anecdotes, historical details, and amusing jabs at legislators. John also loved teaching, and while some students may have found his gruff demeanor intimidating at first, many credit his mentorship with changing their lives.

John was deeply pragmatic, and could be taciturn in the extreme. He didn’t suffer fools, schmooze, or deviate from his principles. He could be counted on to say only what he meant. His family can’t think of a single time when he lied. While living in Kiev, Ukraine, John developed a love of ballet that would continue throughout his life. This intrigued and surprised his family, who were more accustomed to his practice of carrying the ugly canvas briefcase his kids had bought him for Christmas when they were young and continuing to use the same windshield ice scraper (also a child’s gift) from the mid-1970s onward. He felt most at home in the woods where his family lived, and could identify any tree by its bark alone. In the summer, he looked forward to collecting chanterelle mushrooms and in the winter, he looked forward to making maple syrup. He loved and respected animals, and they loved him back. Stray dogs often found their way to the Mikesell house and were never turned away. Cats favored his lap and routinely stranded him in chairs, for he was a man who understood the compliment, and gift, that is a cat who has chosen to sleep on you.

He died from a type of leukemia with a short and brutal prognosis that he outlasted with characteristic stubbornness. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.M. Mikesell and Minnie Shigley Mikesell, and many beloved dogs and cats. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Karen Mikesell, his children, A. Elizabeth Mikesell, Thomas M. Mikesell, and Daniel G. Mikesell; daughter-in-law Kimberly H. Mikesell; grandson Theodore Mikesell; the cats Sammy and Kimchi; and Maggie, the dog who is grateful for all the toast he used to sneak to her under the table. He enriched all of their lives immeasurably, and they already miss him terribly.

Donations in his name can be given to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center (https://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/gift.html) or the charity of your choice. The family will hold a remembrance ceremony on December. Online condolences, photos, & memories may be shared with family and friends at allencares.com

John Spicer

John “Tony” Spicer, 61, of Merced, California, formerly of Bloomington, died Aug. 3. Services will be 6 p.m. Friday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Bloomington.

Gary Potts

Gary L. Potts, 48, of Spencer, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burial — Bloomington Cremation Society.

September 21, 2019

Bernice Inman

Oct. 17, 1924 — Sept. 18, 2019

Bernice Kay (Grubb) Inman, 94, of Bedford passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of September 18, 2019.

She was born October 17, 1924 in a log cabin in the northeast corner of Lawrence County to Ora and Bertha Mae (Hillenburg) Grubb. Her family included siblings Johnny, Clarence, Clyde, Bud, Betty, Elsie, and Alice. She was the last one left of a large family and missed them all very much.

Bernice married Loydd Robert Inman in 1950 in Martinsville. They grew up in the same neighborhood and walked to school together as children. On April 12, 1951 their son Robert Ora was born. The family grew to include Denise Kay born June 7, 1953. Terri Lea completed their family on January 27, 1955. Her children were very special to her.

Maintaining a family that loved and supported each other was the most important thing to her. Some of her happiest moments were spent enjoying family picnics at Spring Mill. She expected everyone to be there for the fourth of July and missed you if you weren’t. It was the highlight of her summer for many years.

Bernice was so proud of her many grandchildren whose pictures lined her walls. Each and every one of them was very special to her and the highlight of her life. She was a strong lady and she worked hard to make their lives as happy as she could. She would have loved nothing more than to get to see all their children grown up and would have been right there to help. She will be greatly missed and forever held dear in our hearts.

Bernice was known as granny to an extraordinary amount of people and that is a testament to how much she cared for others. She was a volunteer twice a week at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store for over forty years where she made so many wonderful friends. They gave her a place to get out of the house and share a laugh with people she loved and for that we are grateful. Admitting she needed to rest and not being able to continue to volunteer was very hard for her.

She is survived by her son Robert Ora and a daughter, Denise (Jeff) Tillett; grandchildren, Bobby (Debbie) Lewis, Dain (Roxana) Inman, Zach Inman, Ashlea (Tim) Inman, Seth Inman, Jonathan Srygler, Terry Wayne (Kristy) Srygler, Tessa (Derek) Smith, Jeffery (Korisha) Tillett, Michael (Tabby) Tillett, Michelle (Nathan) Martin, Mathew (Sarah) Tillett, and Andrew (Lindsey) Tillett.

She was preceded in death by her husband on November 16, 2008 and her daughter on March 23, 2006. In forty years of volunteering, these were the only two times she missed. It broke her heart to lose them. She also lost a special daughter-in-law Beth Inman on February 24, 2012.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow at White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha.  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Bernice loved beautiful flowers, but she also loved spending time with her family. Honor her memory with either. Family and friends can gather at Spring Mill at Donaldson shelter following the graveside service. She was a very special lady and we will miss her always. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

June Clark

June 01, 1936 — Sept. 19, 2019

June A. (Slaten) Clark, 83, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 1, 1936, in Orange County, she was the daughter of John Allen and Cora Elaine (Radcliff) Slaten. She married Elvin E. Clark November 26, 1996, and he preceded her in death January 9, 2000. June retired from Visteon. She was a 50 year member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. June was a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens, where she enjoyed dancing, and the Red Hat Society. June taught her grandchildren how to swim.

Survivors include her children, Patsy (Steve) Grissom of Mitchell, Rhonda (Dean) Knight of Bedford, Ronnie Hopper of Mitchell, and Jane (Tony) Cole of Paoli; 16 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; siblings, Jane Goodman of Mesa, Arizona, Betty Schmith of Beech Grove, Erma Brannon of Bloomington, and Lowell Slaten of Bellville.

Her parents; husband; great granddaughter, Leena Blair Grissom; and siblings, Larry Slaten, Jimmy Slaten, Jerry Slaten, Marybelle Goodman, Anna Frances Ball, and John Slaten, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 23, at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Steve Hale officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Marjorie Leighty

July 11, 1923 — Sept. 19, 2019

Marjorie Sue (Terry) Leighty age 96, of Shoals, passed away at the Loogootee Nursing Center on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

She was born July, 11, 1923 in Shoals to Ora Clyde and Emma (Dorsett) Terry. She was first married to William R. Jones then to Robert Sherfick and both preceded her in death. She later married Carl J. Leighty and he also preceded her in death.

She was a 1941 Graduate of Shoals High School, attended Central Normal College in Danville along with her father, Butler University, and completed her Masters Degree at Indiana State University.

“Sue” was a lifelong educator following her father’s footsteps along with three of her sisters. She enjoyed teaching Jr. High and High School Students primarily in English, PE and Business. During her career she taught in Orleans, Indianapolis, Mitchell and Shoals. She retired with thirty-two years of service. Following her retirement, she was a substitute teacher for many years. She taught three generations of Shoals families. She was a high school and college cheerleader and coached cheerleading later.

She attended the Shoals Christian Church, was a member of the Retired Teachers of Martin and Daviess County, the American Legion Auxiliary, The Shoals Eagles, the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, was a former member of the Huron Cemetery Association, the Martin County Historical Society, the Shoals Senior Citizens and was Grand Marshall of the 2005 Shoals Catfish Festival Parade.

Survivors include, one daughter Cindi (Ted) Howlett of Speedway; one son, Joe (Karen) Sherfick of Ellettsville; one granddaughter, Abbie Sherfick; one grandson, A.J. Sherfick; one sister, Phyllis Sims of Indianapolis and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Ruth Hess, Doris Kunkel and Vivian Small.

Funeral services are 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Shoals Christian Church with Pastor Matt Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Huron Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Dixon

Dec. 13, 1926 — Sept. 18, 2019

Mary Helen (Bartl) Dixon, 92, formerly of Orleans, passed away on September 18, 2019 in Muncie, Indiana.

She was born December 13, 1926, the daughter of Jerry Ottis and Minnie (Vories) Bartl in French Lick, Indiana. She married William Harold Dixon on October 8, 1950 and he preceded her in death. Mary graduated from French Lick High School in 1944 and attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. She had worked at Public Service Indiana, French Lick State Bank, Carthage (Ind.) State Bank, Carthage Schools and retired in 1989 as treasurer of Orleans Community Schools.

She was a 60+ year member of Tri Kappa and the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AC. She also belonged to the Orleans United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mary loved her charitable activities and being involved in community activities.

She is survived by her son, Jerry and his wife Colleen of Muncie, Indiana.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Emma Francis Crowder, James Ottis Bartl, Charles W. Bartl and her husband of 55 years, William Harold Dixon.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, Indiana. Burial will follow in the Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all memorials be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Johanna Burns

March 02, 1959 — Sept. 19, 2019

Mrs. Johanna “Chris” Burns age 60, of Salem, passed away Thursday, September 19 at her home.

Mrs. Burns was born March 2, 1959 in Jeffersonville, Indiana the daughter of Howard Wayne Boling and Shirley Maxine Helton Boling. She retired from Jeffersonville High School after 30 years as a Special Ed Teacher. She was an active volunteer for Wonder Valley Christian Camp for over 40 years. She attended Mt. Tabor Christian Church and was a member of Washington County Retired Teacher’s Association.

She is survived by her husband: Michael Burns. They were married January 6, 1990. She is also survived by her daughter: Carrissa Ann Burns of Salem, a brother: Mark Edward Boling of Campbellsburg, a sister: Sandra Lea Magner (Denny) of Orleans, and her father: Howard Boling of Campbellsburg. She was preceded in death by her mother: Shirley Boling.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6PM and Monday from 10AM-time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wonder Valley Christian Camp, 7093 W. Wonder Valley Road, Salem, IN 47167.

Jerene Wigley

Jerene (York) Wigley, 80, of Bedford, died Friday, Sept. 20. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral homes. Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

September 20, 2019

Katherine Spiess

Feb. 27, 1952 — Sept. 17, 2019

Katherine “Kathy” Ann Spiess, passed away peacefully in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born on February 27, 1952 to the late Marvin and Ellen Louise (Mathis) Elkins in Bloomington, Indiana. Kathy lived and worked in Bloomington her entire life. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1970. After graduation she had several jobs, including working as an assembler at Cook Medical for many years. She met and married the love of her life Arthur Spiess in Bedford, Indiana on January 27, 1995. They were happily married for 24 years.

Kathy leaves behind her loving husband Arthur, her sister; Brenda Neal and her brother; Bryan (wife Gloria) Elkins and several nieces and nephews and her two best friends; B.J. Wright and Denise Houghelin. She was preceded in death by two sisters; Marsha Jean Williams and Beverly Jo Bultman and one brother; Bill Elkins.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Kathy.

Online condolences may be given to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

Jason Ingram

Oct. 15, 1970 — Sept. 18, 2019

Jason Alan Ingram, age 48, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, September 18 at Baptist Health Floyd.

Mr. Ingram was born October 15, 1970 in New Albany the son of Wilton and Cheri Trueblood Ingram. He was a former employee of Netshape. Jason was baptized at the First Christian Church in Salem.

Jason is survived by his daughter: Chandra Ingram of Salem, his parents: Cheri Ingram of Salem, Wilton Ingram of Salem, a brother: Dr. Kristen Ingram (Leigh) of Pekin, a sister: Erica Lambert (David) of Elizabethtown, Indiana and a granddaughter: Leia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Tilmon and Louise Ingram and Lawrence W. and Aurelia Trueblood.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Blue River Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-time of service at the funeral home.

Delma Eckerty

Feb. 07, 1940 — Sept. 17, 2019

Delma M. Eckerty, 79, of Paoli, passed away September 17, 2019 at Indian Creek Nursing Home of Corydon.

She was born February 7, 1940 in English, IN to parents, Seth & Muriel (Pavey) Denbo. Delma was a retired employee of IU Health Paoli Hospital and worked at Marengo State bank for over 30 years. She attended the Valeene Wesleyan Church.

Delma is survived by her Daughter, Debbie Smith & husband, Mike of Paoli, her Son, James Eckerty & wife, Lisa of Lanesville, Sister, Myrna Goldman of Jeffersonville, Four Grandchildren, and Six Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her Parents, Son, Jeffrey Eckerty, and Brother, Ronald Denbo.

Visitation for Delma M. Eckerty will be from 4-8pm Sunday, September 22 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Monday, September 23 at the funeral home. Brother David Manship will officiate. Burial will be in Taswell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st St. suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

June Clark

June (Slaten) Clark, 83, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Sept. 19. Visitation is 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the church.

September 19, 2019

Martha Bolton

Oct. 11, 1931 — Sept. 18, 2019

Martha Jane (Raines) Bolton, 87, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Bedford surrounded by her family and friends while singing gospel songs.

Born October 11, 1931 in Lawrence County, Indiana she was the daughter of Henry and Reba (Baker) Raines. She married Herman Bolton on April 26, 1952 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1984. She was a Fayetteville High School graduate, class of 1949 and attended New Union Church where her and Herman were baptized by Rev. Frank Johnson. Martha worked at the Hospitality House for 19 years.

Surviving are her children, Dallas (Cheryl) Bolton of Williams, Kathy (Steve) Taylor of Williams; four grandchildren, Christy Slaughter, Stephen (Angela) Taylor, Heather (Ronald) Dela-Cruz, Audra Bolton; four great-grandchildren, Shelby Slaughter, Spencer Taylor, Wyatt Taylor, Marko Dela-Cruz; siblings, Charlie, Wendell and Harold Raines, Betty McGill, Geraldine Dunn, Sue Morris, Lea Craig, Lorene New. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Douglas Ray Bolton; two brothers, Donald and Bill Raines; one sister, Margaret Raines.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with John Wisley officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Burial will follow at House of Prayer Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Joseph Terry

Dec. 10, 1939 — Sept. 17, 2019

Joseph Wilson Terry, 79, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at his residence.

Born December 10, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lavere and Mabel (Baldwin) Terry. He married Janet Gayle Shoopman December 12, 1969, and she preceded him in death October 13, 2013. Joe retired from U. S. Gypsum and was of the Christian faith. He loved the outdoors, tractors, and being with his grandchildren. Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Surviving are his children: Angie (David) Hignite of Orleans, Jack L. Merry of Advance, Chad (Jenny) Terry of Orleans, Grandchildren: Brandon Dodds, Shaylee Dodds, Jacklyn Merry, Audrey Terry and Addie Terry, Great Grandchildren: Caden Dodds, Riley Dodds, Syinthia Dodds, Jasey Merry, and Isabelle Dodds, Siblings: Roy Terry of Bedford, and Janice Chastain of Mitchell. His Parents, Wife, and Siblings, Pearl Duncan and Everett “Pat” Terry, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Betty Parish

May 13, 1928 — Sept. 14, 2019

Betty Parish, 91, of Orleans, passed away at 11:16 AM on September 14, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born May 13, 1928, in Orangeville, IN, the daughter of Clarence H and Stella (Easley) Radcliff. She married Harry Parish on Nov. 22, 1947 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2019. She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Orleans High School, class of 1946. She worked at Indiana Telephone, Orange County Courthouse and as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business. Betty enjoyed square dancing and sewing.

She is survived by one son, Bob Parish (Carol) of Colorado; one daughter, Melanie Massie (Charles Edward) of Virginia; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; six brothers, Mike, Jerry and Joe Stalker, Paul, Dan and Bill Radcliff; one sister, Janet Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Bob, Ben, Frank Radcliff and Jim Stalker and one sister Barbara Radcliff Clarkson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church.

Henry Morris, Jr.

Jan. 30, 1956 — Sept. 16, 2019

Henry Andrew “Andy” Morris, Jr., age 63, of Bloomington died Monday morning (09/16/19) at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 30, 1956 in Bloomington, he was the son of Henry Andrew Morris, Sr. and Irma Lee (Higgins) Morris. Andy retired from the Army National Guard after 21 years of service and was a stone carver and cutter for Elliott Stone Company. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Bloomington Moose Lodge and AmVets. Andy enjoyed riding motorcycles and working on race cars, especially sprint cars.

Andy is survived by his life companion, Theresa Clements; his five children, Mikel Morris, of Bedford, Henry Andrew Morris III (Angela), of Springville, Crystal Marie Mikels (Brady), of Bedford, Christopher Scott Clements (Rebecca), of Bloomington and Misti Bennett (Erik), of Bloomington, 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother, Mealie Morris, of Ellettsville. Andy was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Daniel W. Morris and Terry Morris and one sister, Jane Marie Morris.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel; 700 W. Gourley Pike with Fr. Tom Kovatch officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens where the Monroe Veterans Honor Guard will perform military rites. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFrye.com

September 18, 2019

Nellie Owens

Jan. 21, 1930 — Sept. 16, 2019

Nellie V. Owens, 89, of Bedford, died Monday, September 16, 2019 at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 21, 1930 in Martin County, she was the daughter of Opal Rainey and Opal (Freeman) Rainey. She married H. Edward Owens on October 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1986. Nellie retired from Pleasers. She was a member of the Williams Church of Christ and Williams homemakers club.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice K. Riley of Williams and Donna Warren and husband Steve of Bedford; one son, Ed Owens and wife Vonda of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Bill Riley and wife Ginger, Matt Riley and wife Deanna, Melissa Riley, Nichole Krahenbuhl and husband Shawn, Robbie Warren and wife Mindy, Angela Blann and husband Dan, Tiffany Owens; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Donna Rainey, son-in-law Tom Riley; great-great grandchild Aria.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Jerry Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends can express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Kayze Gilstrap

March 30, 1994 — Sept. 14, 2019

Kayze Danielle Gilstrap, 25, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Columbus.

Born March 30, 1994 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Pamela (Bruce) Ray and Stacy Gilstrap.  She worked at Catalent in Service and Support.

She is survived by her mother, Pamela (Bruce) Ray; daughter, Jozelynn Gilstrap-Crail; sister, Kihya Chasteen; nephew, Korbyn Banks; step-brother, Jason Ray; step-sister Nichole Carlisle; grandparents, Ruby Chasteen, Donald (Vickie) Chasteen, Nana Zelma Ray; uncles, Michael Boruff, Chad Gilstrap; aunt, April Stroud; great-aunts, Frieda Brugger, Marilyn Sullivan; great-uncles, Harold Smith, Charles Chasteen; as well as several cousins. Kayze is preceded in death by her father, Stacy Gilstrap; grandmother, Sheila Gilstrap and grandfather, Gabe Ray.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6 P.M. with Rev. Kevin Andry officiating at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Visitation will be from 3 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Raymond Brosmer

Jan. 05, 1927 — Sept. 17, 2019

Raymond C. Brosmer, 92, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on January 5th, 1927 to Simon E. and Myrtle (Clements) Brosmer.  Raymond married Norma Koontz on June 7th, 1952 and she survives.  He was preceded in death by his Parents, Four Brothers:  Ralph, Roy and wife Helen, Joe and Donald Brosmer, One Sister:  Alvenia McFarland and husband Wallace, One Brother-in-law: Raymond Qualkinbush and One Granddog:  Ava Marie Kemple.

Raymond graduated from the West Baden Springs High School with the Class of 1945. He served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Army from 1945 – 1947 with the occupation of Germany.

After returning from the war, Raymond attended the Kentucky School of Embalming where he graduated with an embalmer’s and funeral director’s license with the Class of 1951.  He then returned to his hometown where he worked for Ben and Fern Schmutzler until Ben passed away.  Then Raymond, with his wife Norma, and Ben Drabing, and his wife Darlene, continued to operate the Schmutzler Funeral Home for several years, later changing the name to the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home.  After a few years of being semi-retired, he came out of retirement to work alongside his daughter Karen and grandson Aaron at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.  His work ethic continued well into his 80’s until his health would no longer allow him to be in everyday operations but he was still always around as much as his health would allow to greet everyone with a smile and have a conversation.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Baden Springs where he had served as a deacon and church moderator, one of the founding members of the French Lick-West Baden Chamber of Commerce, a 60-year Monarch member of the French Lick-West Baden Lions Club and a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76. During the restoration of the West Baden Springs Dome, Raymond volunteered as a tour guide providing tours to groups to help raise funds to assist with the restoration of the hotel. In 2011, Raymond was named the Grand Marshall of the Pumpkin Festival.

Raymond loved playing golf and flying airplanes, until his health would no longer allow, watching baseball on TV but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.

He is survived by: Wife Norma Brosmer French Lick, Indiana, One Daughter: Karen Brosmer French Lick, Indiana, One Grandson: Aaron Kemple (Natasha) West Baden Springs, Indiana, One Great-Granddaughter: Tinley Raye Kemple West Baden Springs, Indiana, One Sister: Anna Mae Qualkinbush Indianapolis, Indiana, Two Sisters-in-Law: Evelyn Brosmer West Baden Springs, Indiana, and Nancy Brosmer Dubois, Indiana.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Private Funeral Ceremony will be on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

The family requests any memorial contributions be made In Loving Memory of Raymond to the Ames Chapel Cemetery Fund, C/O Ryan Barwe, 6487 West County Road 175 South, French Lick, Indiana 47432.  Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

David Stotts

David A Stotts, 55, of Orleans, died Tuesday, Sept. 10. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation with celebration of life at a later date.

September 17, 2019

Phylis Tolbert

July 26, 1917 — Sept. 16, 2019

Phylis H. Tolbert, 102, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at Stonecroft Health Campus.

Born July 26, 1917, in Plainville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ray and Esther (Barnes) Miles. She married Bernell V. “Tate” Tolbert November 16, 1940, and he preceded her in death December 10, 2000. Phylis was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell. She graduated from Plainville High School in 1936.

Surviving: Five Daughters, Dena Fortner of Bloomington, Cheryl Burja of Ocala, Florida, Neva (Roger) Gildersleeve of Bloomington, Cathy (Gary Smart) Allen of Bedford, Tammy (Phil) Gardner of Bloomington: Seven Grandchildren, Kam (Amy) Fortner of Ellettsville, Kimberly (Darren) Burja-Gage of New Jersey, Kurt (Hira) Burja of Cambodia, Kelly Burja of Massachusett, Kristy Burja of Georgia, Brig (Jamie Smith) Allen of Harrodsburg, Corey (Zac Crane) Nikirk of Oolitic: Six Great Grandchildren, Jarrett Tate Fortner, Kam Kasey Fortner, Bradi (Tucker) Embree, Aidan Burja-Gage, Niles Burja and Adam Burja: Great Great Grandchild,  Carter Embree:  Best Friend since childhood,  Joy Cunningham of Washington who is 103.

Her Parents; Husband; Brothers, Donald Miles, Bill Miles, and Harold Miles; and Sons-In-Law, Larry Bo Allen and Adam Joseph Burja, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Deacon Cole

Deacon Allen Cole, passed away at 10:13 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

He was the infant son of Ricky Cole and Stacey Sexton.

Survivors include his parents, of Bedford; a sister, Kiera Rochell; a brother, Bryson L. Cole; paternal grandparents, Rhonda Cole, of Bedford and Gordon Cole, of Woodland Park, CO; three uncles, Austin Cole, of CO, Rocky Cole and Robert Lemmons, both of Bedford; an aunt, Makayla Cole, of CO; paternal great grandmother, Merle Hughes. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roger A. Sexton and Lisa Hobbs; maternal great grandparents, Wilma Gerkin and Gilbert Sexton; paternal great grandparents, Thomas Hughes, Patricia Cole, Gordon Cole, Sr., and Rodger Terrell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18th at Patton Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Patricia Rainey-Hert

Oct. 23, 1960 — Sept. 10, 2019

Patricia “Tricia” Sue Rainey-Hert passed away September 10, 2019 at her home in Springville Indiana.

Born October 23, 1960 in Bedford Indiana, she was the daughter of Walter & Mary Etta (Fry) Rainey. She raised two sons, Casca Callen Hunter and Cody Caleb Hunter who both served our country in the Marines and Army, respectively. While she was pacifist at heart, she fully supported our warriors, championing for the ongoing care of our war veterans.

She had an adventurous spirit, and lived in Florida, Colorado, California, Maine, Missouri and Indiana. She loved travel, visiting Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. She loved the mountains, and ocean, and she studied Marine Biology at Humbolt University in northern California. Being an enterprising and independent person, she created and ran two businesses during her time in Missouri as well as working in office management in both California and Missouri.

Patricia was an animal lover and held her pets in high esteem. She was proactive in aiding those who lost their pets to reconnect to them and gave great care to those pets she shared her homes with throughout her years. She married Tom Hert and was co-caregiver to her father-in-law, John Hert.

She is survived by her husband Tom Hert, sons: Casca Callen Hunter and wife Tina Hunter along with grandson Winston; and Cody Caleb Hunter and wife Ashley; sisters, Anna Barber her husband Wayne and niece Melissa Ellen Barber, and Nancy Elaine Rainey and nephew Walter Henry Rainey; father-in-law John Hert; brother-in-law Mike & Liz Hert and family; and sister-in-law Jennifer Spoelhof and family; step-daughter Abby Hert and family; and step-daughter Amberlynn Griffen and family.

She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Mary Etta Rainey; and a sister Dorothy Jean Rainey. Tricia was beloved by all and is sorely missed. Her family will hold a celebration of life on October 19, and in lieu of flowers, consider making donations to The White River Humane Society or to the Gary Sinise Foundation which supports our veterans. Her facebook page containing her many stories and favorite songs will be left up for a time for friends to view. Information regarding her celebration of life on October 19, 2019 will be announced at a later date.

Joshua Hacker

Sept. 25, 1978 — Sept. 15, 2019

Mr. Joshua David Hacker, age 40, of Salem passed away Sunday, September 15.

Mr. Hacker was born September 25, 1978 in Salem the son of Michael Stewart and Brenda Hacker Caudill.

Joshua is survived by his son: Jeremiah Hacker of Salem, his mother: Brenda Caudill of Campbellsburg, his father: Michael Stewart of Salem, his grandmother: Jean Nicholson of Salem and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: David Hacker, Edward Stewart and Marilyn Deal.

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

September 16, 2019

Norma Tincher

May 01, 1933 — Sept. 14, 2019

Norma Rose Tincher, 86, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born May 1, 1933, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Charles A. and Nora B. (Collins) Watterson. She married Donald Gordon Tincher June 30, 1951, and he preceded her in death June 18, 2019. Norma was a former employee of TravLer Corporation and was also a real estate agent. She graduated from Huron High School in 1951. Norma was very crafty and loved knitting.

Surviving: Grandchildren, Miranda Abel, Darren Abel: Great Grandchildren, Braxton Johnson, Bryson Gipson, Rilynn Abel, and Colton Abel.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Angela Michelle Abel; and siblings, Noble Watterson, Floyd Watterson, Lester Watterson, Isom Watterson, James Watterson, John Watterson, Adah Schmidt, Clara Bryant, Mary Ruth Atchison, Lorene Morrow, and Madge Reynolds, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Max Abel officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marilyn Hayes

Feb. 26, 1934 — Sept. 12, 2019

Marilyn A. Hayes, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Johnson Christian Village.

Born February 26, 1934 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Dale (Betty) Miller and Frances (Baugh) Miller. Her mother passed at a young age and she was raised by her grandmother, Wilma Baugh. She married J. Frank Hayes September 1, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2010. Marilyn was a homemaker and devoted mother. She was a Bedford High School graduate Class of 1951 and a very proud Bedford High School Stonecutter.

Surviving are her children, Cathy (Pat) Goodin of Bedford, Kim (Danny) Hall of Bedford, J.D. (Beth) Hayes of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Natalie Buente of Louisville, Justin Goodin of Plainfield, Shannon Spires of Bedford, Nathan Hall of Martinsville, Lauren Simpson of Nashville, TN, Baron Hall, of Bedford, Alex Crane of Bedford, Wil Hayes of Bedford, Anna Hayes of Bedford; 13 great-grandchildren, Marilyn and Benjamin Buente, Carter and Ella Goodin, Mason, Max and Madalyn Spires, Dylan and Lucy Hall, Sophie and Blake Simpson, Velora and Pierson Hall; as well as several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and step-mother Betty Miller.

A private family burial was held at Green Hill Cemetery per Marilyn’s request. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society in memory of Marilyn Hayes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Glenn Edwards

April 18, 1931 — Sept. 13, 2019

Glenn Laverne Edwards, 88, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born April 18, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Shelva and Rose Ann (Bex) Edwards. He married Margaret Irma Lane June 10, 1950. Glenn repaired industrial sewing machines and retired from M. Fines and Sons. He operated Edwards Sewing Repair Shop for 50 years. Glenn loved mushroom hunting, tinkering, yard work and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. His family was the love of his life. Glenn was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Edwards of Bedford; daughters, Tereasa Kay (Steve) Chastain of Beverly Hills, Florida and Julia Ann (Danny) Williams of Bedford; grandchildren, Dustin Matlock of Bedford and Aaron Matlock of Bedford; great grandchildren, Allison Flick and Carissa Matlock; great great grandson, Cooper Carl Flick; step great grandchildren, Colton Spires, Chloe Spires and Conner Spires; and half-sister, Rosemary (Henry) Ball of Mitchell. His parents; brothers, James W. Edwards and Floyd Edwards; and half-sister Flossie Milligan, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reed Beard officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearer: Roland Atchison Casketbearers: Dustin Matlock, Aaron Matlock, Josh Flick, Steve Chastain, Gary Russell, and Bob Hounshell. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Betty Parish

May 13, 1928 — Sept. 14, 2019

Betty Parish, 91, of Orleans, passed away at 11:16 AM on September 14, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born May 13, 1928, in Orangeville, IN, the daughter of Clarence H and Stella (Easley) Radcliff. She married Harry Parish on Nov. 22, 1947 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2019. She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Orleans High School, class of 1946. She worked at Indiana Telephone, Orange County Courthouse and as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business. Betty enjoyed square dancing and sewing.

She is survived by one son, Bob Parish (Carol) of Colorado; one daughter, Melanie Massie (Charles Edward) of Virginia; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; six brothers, Mike, Jerry and Joe Stalker, Paul, Dan and Bill Radcliff; one sister, Janet Johnson. Preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Bob, Ben, Frank Radcliff and Jim Stalker and one sister Barbara Radcliff Clarkson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church.

September 15, 2019

Rodney Bailey

Nov. 03, 1929 — Sept. 12, 2019

Rodney D. Bailey, 89, of Bedford, died at 10:05 am on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 3, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Laura (Henderson) Bailey. He married Mary A. Deckard on October 11, 1954 and she survives. Rodney was a night vision technician at NSWC Crane. Rodney attended Grace Community Church and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary, two sons, Kevin Bailey and fiancé, Jill A. Deckard of Bedford, Jeff Bailey and significant other, Vickie Guthrie of Bedford, three daughters, Andrea Kern and husband, Rick of Springville, Yvonne Tincher of Bedford and Michelle Bailey of Bedford, six grandchildren: Tiffany Chumley and husband Dustin of Bedford, Chelsey Wisley and husband Josh of Bedford, Andy Kern and wife Sarah of Wisconsin, Derek Kern and fiancé Kayla of Bedford, Jason Tincher of Alabama, Megan Webster and fiancé Jeff Tirey of Bedford, 14 great grandchildren, two sisters, Joyce Terrell and husband Gene of Georgia, Sandra Sheppard of Bedford and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Lee Bailey and sisters, Willabelle and Marilyn Sue Trusty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dave Wilson and Andy Kern officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Russell Sims

Jan. 19, 1974 — Sept. 12, 2019

Russell “Rusty” D. Sims, 45, of Ellettsville died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born January 19, 1974 in Bloomington his mother was Rebecca (Vaught) Pemberton and Bill Pemberton who Rusty considered his Dad and his father, Austin L. Sims, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Cassara and Autumn Sims both of Bloomington; two grandchildren; two sisters; five brothers and many more family members.He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Sims, Jr. and grandparents, Robert and Betty Vaught and Austin and Louise Sims.

Rusty was a plumber. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and music.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Clear Creek Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Flowers may be sent to the family at the cemetery. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements. Share condolences, memories and more with Rusty’s family at www.chandlerfh.com

September 14, 2019

Thelma Cross

Dec. 10, 1933 — Sept. 12, 2019

Thelma Cross, 85, of Springville, died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.

Born December 10, 1933 in Evansville, IN, she was the daughter of Verner and Dora (Crabtree) Chambers. She was co-valedictorian of the Oolitic High School Class of 1951 and earned a B.S. in Education from Indiana University in 1955. She married Albert W. Cross on November 23, 1955 at her parent’s home near Springville, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2018.

She taught at a number of local high schools including Oolitic, Helmsburg, Huron, Needmore and Eastern Greene. In 1967, she began a long career as a computer programmer at Crane Naval Base. Her career took her to Indiana University and USAA in San Antonio, TX. She retired from USAA in 1992. She was also a top sales representative for Avon for many years.

Thelma was an accomplished pianist. She and her husband enjoyed performing gospel and bluegrass music. She loved sewing, crocheting and sudoku. Earlier in her life she was an active community volunteer and an adjunct computer instructor at several colleges in San Antonio.

Survivors include nine children: Albert William Cross and wife Roxie of Springville, Gary Cross of Mabel, MN, Rowena Cross-Najafi and husband Reza of Bedford, DeAnna Rieber and husband Dan of New York City, Jessica Lamker and partner Todd Thue of Savage, MN, Kylena Cross and wife Julia Nation of Frederick, MD, Priscilla Griggs and husband Clarence of Rogers, TX, Doran Cross and wife Tricia of Providence Village, TX and Mytyl Hutchinson and husband Christian of Derwood, MD; seventeen grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Logan and Charles Chambers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00pm on Monday, September 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions can be made to the Springville Gym Restoration Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Glenn Edwards

April 18, 1931 — Sept. 13, 2019

Glenn Laverne Edwards, 88, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born April 18, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Shelva and Rose Ann (Bex) Edwards. He married Margaret Irma Lane June 10, 1950. Glenn repaired industrial sewing machines and retired from M. Fines and Sons. He operated Edwards Sewing Repair Shop for 50 years. Glenn loved mushroom hunting, tinkering, yard work, and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. His family was the love of his life. Glenn was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are his Wife, Margaret Edwards of Bedford; Daughters, Tereasa Kay (Steve) Chastain of Beverly Hills, Florida, Julia Ann (Danny) Williams of Bedford; Grandchildren, Dustin Matlock of Bedford, Aaron Matlock of Bedford; Great Grandchildren, Allison Flick, Carissa Matlock; Great Great Grandson, Cooper Carl Flick; Step Great Grandchildren, Colton Spires, Chloe Spires, Conner Spires; Half-Sister, Rosemary (Henry) Ball of Mitchell. His Parents; Brothers, James W. Edwards and Floyd Edwards; and Half-Sister Flossie Milligan, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reed Beard officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Marilyn Hayes

Feb. 26, 1924 — Sept. 12, 2019

Marilyn A. Hayes, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday. A private graveside service was held. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Rodney Bailey

Rodney D. Bailey, 89, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

September 13, 2019

Carol Reistter

Feb. 03, 1939 — Sept. 11, 2019

Carol Ann (Gracey) Reistter, 80 of Bedford passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:13 a.m. at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born in Niagara Falls, Canada on February 3, 1939 to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Calder) Gracey. Carol married Richard H. Reistter on March 23, 1963 in Bedford and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2014. Carol was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1958. She and her husband owned Reistter Petroleum in Bedford. She also worked at Merle Norman, O’Brien’s Liquor Store and the Owl’s Nest, all in Bedford.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Linda (Joe) Spaulding of Bedford; three nephews, Greg (Carla) Spaulding of Bedford, David Gracey of Appleton, Wisconsin and Jeff (Tina) Gracey of Brownsburg; one niece, Sherry (Tom) Pfeiffer of Corydon; several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers and their wives, Larry (Norma) Gracey and John (Joan) Gracey.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Family and friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens at a later date.

Barbara Wray

Dec. 27, 1948 — Sept. 02, 2019

Barbara J. Wray, 70, of Bedford, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at the White River Lodge.

Born December 27, 1948 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Mary Louise (Ramsay) Wray. She was a receptionist for Steven Lynn Dentistry. She had attended the St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a sister, Carol Elkins, of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Patty Silvers.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21st at Grace Full Gospel Church. Burial will be held in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

September 12, 2019

Stephen Bright

Aug. 16, 1949 — Sept. 07, 2019

Stephen Michael Bright, PhD, 70, of Georgetown, IN passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

He was born in Minneapolis, MN August 16, 1949 to Donald and Barbara Chandler Bright. He was a musician of both serious and rock music and was a member of the Wylds, a popular rock group in Southern Indiana in the late 1960’s and 70’s. He also loved choral and operatic music, performing in the Indianapolis Opera and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Steve worked as a Medical Technologist in clinical laboratories for more than 40 years. He was a Major in the U.S. Army serving at Brook Army General and Walter Reed hospitals.

Steve was preceded in death by father, Donald Duane Bright; grandparents, Pearl and Ward Chandler and Effie and Harry Bright.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Lukat Bright; sons, Stephen W. Bright (Jani), Evan Bright; grandson, Devan Bright; step-grandchildren, Mackenzie Fisher-Burton, Sara Fisher, Brady Ikemeier; and brother, Randall Bright (Debra).

Funeral Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Friends may visit 5-9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warrick Humane Society or the ASPCA. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

Paula Lucas

June 16, 1953 — Sept. 10, 2019

Paula Jane (Godsey) Lucas, 66, of Bedford, died at IU Hospice House in Bloomington Tuesday morning, September 10, 2019.

Born June 16, 1953 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Paul Robert (Bob) Godsey and Roberta Patton Tirey, and was raised by her father and step-mother, Hazel D. Godsey. She was also cared for during her childhood by Becham and Laura Godsey and their children, Charles, Alice, and Judy. She grew up in Springville, IN, later moved to Lancaster, PA and lived in Bedford until her death. She married Howard “Gene” Lucas Sr. in December of 1982 and they were married until his death in 2011.

Paula was a nurse, and caregiver for the elderly for 40 years. She was a member of the Springville Pentecostal Mission Church. She enjoyed “world” traveling. She was an avid IU fan and believed Coach Bob Knight to be the all-time greatest. She also enjoyed the casino, playing cards, and cookouts with family.

She is survived by her children, Howard Eugene Lucas Jr. (Michelle) of Lancaster, PA, Megan Dillon of Crawfordsville, Shawn Lucas (Jannie) of Vincennes, IN, Brooke Hanner (Jason) of Bedford; grandchildren, Jayson, Kyle Marley, Athena, and Ian; siblings, Rickey Dale Godsey of Bedford, Sherri Walls (Michael) of Bedford. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a baby grandson in Heaven; sisters, Kay Storms and Betty Cummings; son-in-law Jim Dillon; aunt and uncle Becham and Laura Godsey.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Wendell Phillips and Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

September 11, 2019

Rita Sears

Sept. 13, 1948 — Sept. 09, 2019

Rita J. Lonsberry Sears, 70, of Vallonia, died at 4:14 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Rita was of the Christian Faith. She worked for General Motors for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren travelling and attending many baseball, basketball and volleyball games. Rita was born on September 13, 1948 in Seymour to the late Hershel and Norma Robison Lonsberry.

Survivors include her daughters, Stacie Johnson of Vallonia and Shannon (Kenny) Flynn of Springville; a sister Jerry Kay (Tom) Starr of Medora; grandchildren, Shanace, Shiann and Dylan Johnson, Kameron and Kailen Flynn; great grandchildren, Brantley Johnson & Ryker Love; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, a brother, Gary Wayne Lonsberry preceded her in death.

Following the wishes of Rita, there will be on visitation or service.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsonfh.net

Pauline Burch

Oct. 22, 1924 — Sept. 09, 2019

Pauline Burch was born Pauline Hutchens on October 22, 1924 in Greene County, Indiana. Two words that best describe her are generous and kind. In her nearly 95 years, she was many things to many people. She was a devoted wife to her husband Carl. She has been a wonderful mother to her daughter, Carla Tidd and her late son Ross. She was a loving and teasing mother-in-law to Charlie Tidd and the world’s best Mamaw to Amber Murphy and April Peace (Jeremy.) She has loved seeing the birth of her four great-grandchildren, Carley, Clayton, Stella and Conner. She was a beloved “Aunt Paupie” to her nieces and nephews. She cherished her step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Her heart was never too small for extra friends and family.

She was a member of Dive Christian Church in Bedford and taught a preschool class through Bible Study Fellowship, which was one of the highlights of her life. A Hoosier at heart, she lived out her best years in Bedford and Bloomington before relocating to Jefferson Manor in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2018, where the nurses and aides laughed with her and loved her as their own, and she would want to thank them.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Flo, stepmother, Dessie, her father, Harlan, her husband, Carl, her son, Ross, and her siblings, Wilbur, Imojean, Marie, Oris and Lee.

Though her years on earth were many, our hearts are heavy without her. We take peace knowing her reward is great in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hosparus Health.

Visitation for Pauline will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana 47401. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Carmichael Cemetery, Greene County, Indiana. Online condolences maybe given to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Donald Strother

Aug. 04, 1941 — Sept. 08, 2019

Donald Strother, age 78 of Campbellsburg, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 10:55 pm, in his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born August 4, 1941 in Paoli, Indiana, he was the son of Howard Strother and Ester (Bruner) Strother. He had been a resident of Washington County for most of his life, graduated from Hardinsburg High School class of 1959 and was a member, deacon and avid volunteer of the Sugar Creek Christian Church. On December, 15 1960 he married Fern Kay (Walton) Strother, who passed away August 27, 2019.

Donnie was a United States Army veteran and he retired after 27 years with the old Helsel’s Manufacturing Company in Campbellsburg. He enjoyed working on the family farm and loved cutting wood with his wife.

Survivors include: Son, Greg (Donna) Strother of Campbellsburg; Daughter, Cindy Strother of Campbellsburg; Brother, Steve (Faye) Strother of Livonia; Stepmother, Karen Strother of Paoli; 2 Stepsisters, Cindy Chastain and Sherri Jo McClellen both of Paoli; Stepbrother, Del Hauger of Louisville; Half sister, Sarah Parks of Paoli; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Leon “Bud” Strother.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Thursday at Sugar Creek Christian Church with Todd Murphy officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home and 10 to 1 pm Thursday at Sugar Creek Christian Church. Interment at Cavetown Cemetery near Campbellsburg with full military honors.

Memorial Contributions to: Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, Tennessee 37214 http://www.gideons.org

September 10, 2019

Donald Brewer

Feb. 18, 1940 — Sept. 09, 2019

Mr. Donald K. Brewer, age 79, of Campbellsburg, passed away Monday, September 9 at his home.

Mr. Brewer was born February 18, 1940 in Campbellsburg the son of Roy and Bertha Chastain Brewer. He was a retired Teamster Truck Driver. He was a member of Campbellsburg Christian Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.).

Donald is survived by his wife: Patricia Reid Brewer. They were married December 18, 1959. He is also survived by a son: Barry Brewer (Tracy) of Salem, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son: Garry Brewer, two brothers: Garland Eugene Brewer and Jackie L. Brewer, two sisters: Anna Mae Werner and Juanita Bruner and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery, Campbellsburg. Visitation will be Thursday from 10AM-time of service.

Donald Cummings

Sept. 26, 1932 — Sept. 08, 2019

Donald Lee Cummings, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at IU Health in Bloomington.

Born September 26, 1932 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ray and Hattie Mae (Bunch) Cummings. He was a stonemill worker at Bedford Limestone Supply, retiring in 1997. He later worked at Enterprise. He married Viola Rose (Eagan) on May 12, 1951 and she survives. Donald was a hunter and avid fisherman.

Donald is survived by his wife, Viola, of Bedford; two daughters, Karen Cummings, of Mitchell and Janie Anderson and husband David, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Clayton Anderson, of Nashville, TN and Lori Kim and husband Eugene, of Bedford; one great-grandchild, Stella Rose Kim; sister Judy Scruggs, of Mesa, AZ; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margie Walls, and Sue Cummings; one brother, Roy R. Cummings.  Donald’s wishes were to be cremated with private family services at a later date.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Thomas Cranfill

May 12, 1951 — Sept. 08, 2019

Thomas Edward Cranfill, 68, of Paoli, passed away September 8, 2019 at his home.

He was Born May 12, 1951 in Carthage, IN to parents, Harold & Marie (McCarty) Cranfill. Thomas was formerly employed at Paoli Chair Co. formerly of Orleans.

He is survived by: Daughters; Elizabeth Haze of Indianapolis, Heather Cranfill of Seymour & Georgetta Terry of Paoli. Sons; Jason Cranfill of Seymour & Jeffrey Cranfill of Mitchell, Sister, Linda Cranfill of Ohio. Brothers; Russell Cranfill & Leonard Cranfill both of Connersville, and 10 Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by: parents,  a sister, June DeLaney & son, Randall Terry.  Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

William Perkins

Dec. 03, 1939 — Sept. 08, 2019

William “Perk” Garrett Perkins, 79, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on December 3rd, 1939 in Orange County, Indiana to Garrett and Nancy (Logston) Perkins. Perk married Elizabeth “Libby” Qualkinbush on December 30th, 1960 and she survives. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Brother, Kenneth Perkins, Sisters, Daphne Harrison, Thelma Ash, Judy Kimmel, Ann Hodson, and Grandson- Spencer Hoffman.

Perk worked at Indiana Furniture in Jasper, Indiana for thirty-three and a half years until he retired. He was a member of the Springs Valley Church of the Nazarene, and also served in the Army Reserves.

He is survived by: Wife, Elizabeth “Libby” Perkins, West Baden Springs, Indiana, Two Sons, William “Chip” Garrett Perkins (Tammy), Carnegie, Oklahoma, Troy Perkins (Kerri) Meeker, Oklahoma, One Daughter, Jane Hoffman(Brook), Jasper, Indiana, One Sister, Cheryl “Pete” Dillard Paoli, Indiana, Six Grandchildren, Eight Great-Grandchildren.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Wineinger and Rev. Chip Perkins and will follow the visitation on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick Indiana.

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. In leu of flowers the family requests for donations to be made to The Springs Valley Church of the Nazarene, 763 Bears Bend Rd, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes.  Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Bennie Wininger

Feb. 10, 1941 — Sept. 08, 2019

Bennie Wininger, 78 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Sunday September 8, 2019.

He was born February 10, 1941 in French Lick, Indiana to Hollis and Grace Godfried Wininger. He married Linda Albertson on June 15, 1963. He was preceded in death by his parents Hollis & Grace Wininger; brothers Laverne and Preston Wininger; sisters Viola Grooms, patsy Bryant, Helen Davis, Alta Lockhart, Lillian Wininger and Beulah Jones.

He was owner and operator of Bennie’s Garage, Paoli IN. Bennie enjoyed life to the fullest and being around family and friends.

Survivors include Four Daughters: Dorothy & Mark Rutherford, French Lick, IN, Angie Wininger, Paoli, IN, Donnetta Dunn, Paoli, Benita Wininger, Paoli, IN, One Brother: Jerry Wininger, French Lick, IN, Five Grandchildren: Bennie & Phillip Gilbert, Brenna Wininger, Leslie Wininger, Kory Dunn, and Ten Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli IN. Interment will follow at Stamper Creek Cemetery located in Paoli IN.

Visitation to be held Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Thursday September 12, 2019 at 9;00 A.M. until services at 11:00 A.M. at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli IN. Officiating the service will be Brother George Key. Online Condolences may be made at www.DillmanScottFuneralHome.com

September 09, 2019

Max Hall

Jan. 16, 1937 — Sept. 06, 2019

Max Hall, 82, of Orleans, passed away at 9:08 AM on Sept 6, 2019 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born January 16, 1937 in Orleans, IN, the son of Harold and Nora (Brock) Hall. He married Rowena (Chastain) Hall on August 13, 1955 and she survives. He attended the Orleans United Methodist Church. He was a member of the 4-H INC Board for many years and a member of the Democrat Party and served as Orleans Township Trustee for 46 years. He was a graduate of the Orleans High School class of 1955.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; two sons, Jeffery Hall and Patrick Hall both of Orleans; one granddaughter, Summer Hudelson of Orleans; one brother, Wayne Hall of Orleans and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Thelma Fullen, Ruby Garland and Marilyn Qualkenbush; four brothers, Nelson, Eugene, Cedric and Philip Hall.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church or Orleans Bulldog Booster Club.

Teresa Parker

Oct. 12, 1944 — Sept. 07, 2019

Teresa Jeanne Decker Parker, age 74, of Bardstown, Kentucky, went to be with our Heavenly Father on September 7, 2019.

She was born October 12, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Frank and Wanda Jewell Day Decker Jr. Teresa was an active attendee of Bardstown United Methodist Church. She found joy in serving others, and did so faithfully by volunteering at the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, Meals from the Heart, Room in the Inn, and Lite Bites for Celebrate Recovery. When not volunteering, Teresa enjoyed spending time on the farm with her family and pets. Her warm smile and kind heart touched the lives of numerous people in our community. Teresa is preceded in death by her father and mother, Frank and Jewell Decker; and her grandson, Columbus Pike.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Parker and Michelle (Jack) Newcomb of Bardstown; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Eric) Beason of Bowling Green and Vincent and JT Pike of Bardstown; her brothers, Frank (Patty) and Bill (Shelia) Decker of Bedford, Indiana; and her closest friend and aunt, Paula Player of Orlando, Florida.

The family followed Teresa’s wishes of cremation. A celebration of life service will be 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home in Bardstown, Kentucky. Pastor Phil Bradley will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00am until time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bread for Life Community Food Pantry. The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kermit Inman

June 22, 1928 — Sept. 01, 2019

Kermit Dean Inman, age 91, passed away on September 1 at Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease/Dementia.

He was born on June 22, 1928 in Shoals, IN to Cletus and Beatrice (Crane) Inman. He attended Solsberry High School. He worked at RCA for 3 days when he received his draft papers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1954-56, spending a year and a half in Germany. He was in the “Hell on Wheels” Division of the Motor Pool. Other jobs included RCA, Fields and Inman Sunoco Service Station, Pal Deckard Ford Dealership in Bedford, IN, where he was the service manager. Then he was the owner/operator of Inman’s Sunoco Station on South Walnut Street in Bloomington, until his retirement in 1991. He also farmed part time.

On September 16, 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Mary E. (Thacker) Inman. She preceded him in death on February 7, 1999. His greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughter. He loved watching her dance and succeed in life. She was his world. He also loved to hunt, fish, farm, play bingo and euchre and being with his family and friends. He liked to tease people. People say he was very honest and trusting businessman and that he had beautiful blue eyes.

Survivors include his daughter, Debby McKibben and her husband, Larry, of Bloomington and his granddaughter, Anissa McKibben Clarke, and her husband, Billy, of Farmers Branch, TX. He is also survived by a sister, Wilma L Sparks of Solsberry, IN, two sisters-in-law, Doris Inman of Linton, IN and Susie Rainey and her husband Fred of Bloomington, IN and a brother-in-law, Bill Thacker of Solsberry, IN/ And several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Cleta M. Carmichael and Betty L. Price and two brothers, Doyle E. Inman and Loren D. Inman and three nieces, Patty Ann Inman, Nancy Fender and Susie Schulte.  The family would like to thank Stonecroft Health Campus and Premier Hospice for their care, love and friendships.

Services will be 11AM on Friday, September 13 at The Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Les Rovenstine officiating. Burial will be at Carmichael Cemetery in Greene County. Friends may call from 4-8 on Thursday, September 12 at The Funeral Chapel and on Friday from 10 AM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church-Bloomington.

Christopher Heaton

Dec. 12, 1977 — Sept. 04, 2019

Christopher Alan Heaton, 41 of Bloomington passed away September 4, 2019 at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born December 12, 1977 in Bloomington, Indiana to Dennis and Peggy (Fleck) Heaton. Chris chose to accept Jesus at an early age and was baptized at Clear Creek Christian Church. He attended Bloomington South High School and enjoyed working with computers.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Peggy Heaton; grandmother, Louise Heaton Jones; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Dorothy Fleck; grandfather, Elbert Heaton; aunts and uncles, Larry and Dot Deckard and John and Sue Fleck.

His struggles are over. No more pain. Jesus has set him free.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 2:00 p.m. on Sunday September 15, 2109. at South Union Christian Church, 6510 South Rockport Road, Bloomington IN 47403.

September 08, 2019

Donna Godfrey

May 25, 1935 — Sept. 06, 2019

Donna J. Godfrey, 84, of Bloomington, formerly of New Castle, passed away Friday after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was born on May 25, 1935 in Muncie, Indiana; the daughter of Harold and Florence Miller.  Donna was a devoted mother and homemaker throughout her life.  She enjoyed shopping and sitting on her porch with her dogs. Her greatest passion came through helping out and providing school supplies to the local children.  Donna was a former member of the VFW, Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge.

Donna is survived by her children, Daniel (Pat) Godfrey and William (Janet) Godfrey; several grand-dogs and grand-cats and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of over 50 years, Donald Godfrey; and sister, Barbara Boils.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at South Mound Cemetery, 505 Bundy Ave, New Castle. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Lannie Zink

May 05, 1929 — Sept. 06, 2019

Mr. Lannie D. Zink, age 90, of Salem, passed away Friday, September 6 at Salem Crossing.

Mr. Zink was born May 5, 1929 in Washington County, Indiana the son of Merle R. and Hazel Grubb Zink. He was a farmer, former MoorMan’s Feed salesman, and owner operator of Lannie Zink Livestock Hauling. He was a member of Douglas Church of Christ.

Lannie is survived by his daughters: Karen Stout (Marvin) of Salem, Glenda Mahuron (Joe) of Pensacola, Florida, Lisa Zink of Salem, and Missy Weilbaker (Tim) of Scottsburg, a brother: Charles Zink (Marilyn) of Columbus, Indiana, a sister: Wanda Davis of Salem, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son: Gary Zink and his parents.

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

Rita Harden

Dec. 10, 1964 — Sept. 05, 2019

Rita Ann (Kerr) Harden, 54, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away on September 5, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

Rita was born on December 10, 1964 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of Everett Allen and Betty L. (Blackwell) Kerr. Rita graduated in 1982 from Bloomington North High School and was on the National Honor Society, and then continued her studies at Indiana Wesleyan University receiving her bacholers degree in business. After high school she went to work for Cook and she worked there for 36 years serving as the Global Communication Director. She married Michael Troy Harden on October 14, 1995 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Rita was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church West, and she was a member of the Monroe County 4H Club. Rita enjoyed reading, gardening her flowers, animals her dogs and cats, antiquing, the countryside, traveling, and vacations with her husband, and she loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Rita is survived by her loving husband, Troy Harden; her son, Nickolas (Brittany) Moser; her daughter, Heather (Brian) Goshert and the pride and joys of her life, her four grandchildren, Ava and Everett Moser, Jacob Harden and Johnathon Goshert. Rita is also survived by her amazing parents Everett and Betty Kerr, two sisters Rhea Dawn (Jim) Buskirk and Laura June (Jeff) Deck; and several nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old St Rd 37, Bloomington. with Rev. John Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, September 13, 2019, and from 10:00am to service time Saturday September 14, 2019 at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Rita’s memory to American Diabetes Association. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Frank Boruff

Aug. 07, 1932 — Sept. 07, 2019

Frank Louis Boruff, 87, of Ellettsville, passed away early Saturday morning September 7, 2019 after a short stay at the IU Health-Bloomington Hospice House.

He was born August 7, 1932 in Owen County to William Henry and Gertrude (Greenwood) Boruff. Frank married the love of his life, Bonnie Jean, in 1958 and recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. He raised two wonderful children, Hope, who will always be “Daddy’s Girl” and John, that he forever shared his love of cars with. Frank celebrated life with each of his six amazing grandchildren and was often found playing on the floor or cooking for any one of his ten great-grandchildren. Frank was a Veteran of the United States Army where he worked as a mechanic. His love and passion for working on vehicles led him to Rogers Group where he was the shop foreman and retired after 38 years.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie of Ellettsville; children, Hope (Mike) Richardson and John (Marlena) Boruff all of Ellettsville; six grandchildren, Jonathon (Kim) Boruff of Ellettsville, Jason Rogers of Bloomington, Jessica (Danny Bowling) Gonzalez of Brazil, Adam (Rayna Young) Boruff of Bloomington, Ryan (Courtney Harris) Voigtman of Sullivan and Kristin (Dustin) Jones of Washington; ten great- grandchildren, Jonathon Boruff, Jr., Aaron Miller, Julian Miller, Logan Boruff, Adriana Primo, Jordan Gonzalez, Ember Smith, Waylan Young, Marshall Voigtman and Olivia Voigtman; brother, David Earl Hamm; several nieces and nephews, all of which he convinced they were his favorite; and two very special four legged companions, Daisy and his girl, Millie. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Boruff; and nephew, Rick Mobley.

Visitation will be at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 11:00 until 1:00. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Villanova and Mike Richardson officiating. Burial is to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Monroe County Honor Guard. Share condolences, memories and more with Frank’s family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Ellettsville First Baptist Church, 115 South Sale Street, Ellettsville, IN 47429.

Christopher Heaton

Christopher Alan Heaton, 41, of Bloomington, died Wednesday. Celebration of life is 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at South Union Christian Church in Bloomington. Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

Kermit Inman

Kermit D. Inman, 91, of Bloomington, died Sept. 1. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard. Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

September 07, 2019

Virginia Oswalt

Sept. 16, 1940 — Aug. 30, 2019

Virginia Sue Oswalt, 78, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

Born September 16, 1940, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Fred and Alice Mildred (Long) White. Sue was a surgical nurse and had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Manor in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1958 and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Sue enjoyed wood carving, reading, and was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Topeka.

Survivors include her children, Alice Lucille Oswalt of Bloomington, Vincent Fredrick (Jessica) Oswalt of Cumming, Georgia and Rebecca Jean Thacker of Bloomington; grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Oswalt and Ryan James Oswalt. Her parents; and siblings, Rebecca Jane Slemp, Fredrick Duncan White and infant Nancy Lee White, preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10 in Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Christopher Heaton

Christopher Alan Heaton, 41, of Bloomington, died Wednesday. Celebration of life is 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at South Union Christian Church, 6510 S. Rockport Road, Bloomington.  Arrangements by Indiana Green Burials – Bloomington Cremation Society.

Michael Allman

Michael V. Allman, 60, of Brownstown, died Thursday. Visitation is 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday at Easyville Church of Jesus Christ.  Service is 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church.  Arrangements by Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home.

September 06, 2019

Carl Brown

May 03, 1927 — Sept. 04, 2019

Carl Thomas Brown, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Born May 3, 1927, in Orange County, he was the son of Alpha and Edna Merle (Chisham) Brown. He married Thelma Mae Edwards January 30, 1943.
Carl retired from Carpenter Body Works and was also a retired minister. He was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 432 F.&A.M. Carl enjoyed traveling and camping. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Brown of Mitchell; children, Larry Thomas (Christy) Brown of Mitchell, Denzil (Rita) Brown of Mitchell, Sharon Lynne (Darryl) Bowden of Greenwood, Daniel Gail Brown of Mitchell and Mike Eugene (Sherry) Brown of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; and sister, Rozella Foster of Lafayette. His parents; and son, John Lee Brown, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, at Spice Valley Baptist Church with Kenny Dalton and Skip Mathews officiating. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Larry Thompson

Feb. 13, 1942 — Sept. 04, 2019

Larry D. Thompson, 77, of Mitchell, died at 9:15 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford.

Born February 13, 1942 in Springville, he was the son of Robert H. and Madeline (Flynn) Thompson. He married Margarete Lipinski on December 4, 1971 and she preceded him in death on April 9, 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving three tours of duty in Vietnam as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of Tri-County Bass Anglers for thirty-five years.

Survivors include a step-son, Hans Braun and wife, Maria, who cared for him in his final illness; a step-grandson, Hans Jr. and wife, Terri; a step-great grandson, Josef Braun; step-granddaughter, Angela Braun, all of Bedford; step-great granddaughter, Nicole Gilleran, of Florida; step-great grandson, Stevin Summers, of Lafayette, IN; two brothers, Robert Thompson and wife, Ann, of Bedford and Eugene Thompson and wife, Sharon, of Kirksville; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Thompson, of Oolitic; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a brother, Errol Wayne Thompson; a sister, Wilma Jean (in infancy); two nieces, Jana Tomlinson and Rita Thompson; a nephew, Wayne White.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy Brewer

Dec. 10, 1944 — Sept. 04, 2019

Dorothy J. Brewer, age 74, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, September 4 at her home.

Dorothy was born December 10, 1944 in Hyden, Kentucky the daughter of Earl and Gladys Roberts Johnson. She was a retired employee of GKN.  She was a member of Salem Senior Citizens and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons: Thomas A. Turner (Sandra) and Darin Brewer both of Salem, a brother: Earl Wayne Johnson (Carolyn) of Hyden, Kentucky, three sisters: Florence McKnight (Jack) of Salem, Drucilla Campbell of Walton, Kentucky and Mary Elizabeth Lunceford of Lee County, Kentucky, and two grandchildren: Thomas and Zackary Turner, nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Bobby Johnson, a sister: Grace Johnson and her parents: Earl and Gladys Roberts, paternal grandparents: Claude and Rhoda Johnson, maternal grandparents: John and Elizabeth Roberts, two nephews: Brian Lunceford and Jody Johnson and one niece: Stacy Lunceford.

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

Charles Tharp

Aug. 16, 1944 — Sept. 04, 2019

Charles E. Tharp age 75, of Shoals, passed away on September 4, 2019 at his residence.

He was born August 16, 1944 in Martin County to Frank M. and Helen L. (Holt) Tharp. He married Lois D Miles on December 28, 1962 and she preceded him in death on July 28, 2018. Charles was a retired truck driver, was a former reserve Deputy Sherriff and was a member of the Shoals Nazarene Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie L. Tharp of Shoals and Tammy (Robert) Goldsberry of Shoals; one son, Charles “Tony” (Mary) Tharp of Loogootee; grandchildren, Andy (Melissa) Tharp, Amber (Brandon) Kirkendall, Ashten Carnegie, Bud Goldsberry, Candi Stone, Nisha Carrico, Tasha (Ron) Crowder and Autumn Allbright. Great grandchildren surviving are, Alexander, Brooklyn, Hoyt, Lilly, Saphira, Maddix, Xavier, Phoenix, Zeek, Aleah, Nevaeh, Alex, Christian, Braylynn, Gaige, Zach, Daylon and Trenton; two sisters, Lois Faurtardo of Loogootee and Beverly Gee of Shoals. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, Jim Tharp.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Quinn will be officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

Lavonia Blankenbaker

Dec. 05, 1932 — Sept. 04, 2019

Mrs. Lavonia Rose Blankenbaker, age 86, of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, September 4 at Northwood Retirement Facility in Salem.

Mrs. Blankenbaker was born December 5, 1932 in Jeffersonville, Indiana the daughter of Leo and Myrtle Taylor Hooker. She was a member of the Pekin Church of Christ, and a former Pekin Betterment Committee member. She was retired from Washington County Memorial Hospital in the dietary department and was a retired medical assistant for Drs. Rudolph and Maria Boha.

On August 30, 1952 she married Julius L. Blankenbaker, he preceded her in death on June 2, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters: Lisa Lyles (Mark) of Salem, and Janet Irene Farnsley (Tommy) of Pekin, a half-brother: Thomas Hooker (Debra) of Wilsonville, Oregon, one granddaughter: Angie Rose, and two great-grandchildren: Landon and Jonathan Rose.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday from 9AM- until time of service at the funeral home.

Herbert Woodard

April 10, 1927 — Sept. 04, 2019

Herbert Eugene Woodard, 92 of Seymour passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was born April 10, 1927 in Jackson County, IN to William and Martha Whitson Woodard. He served in the US Army during World War II. Herb retired from the Seymour Fire Dept. after 20 years as a firefighter. He then worked 15 years for the Seymour City Schools as a maintenance man and owned Woodard’s Washer Dryer Service for 25 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour, a life member of the American Legion, member of the VFW, Eagles and 40+8. He served as Commander of the American Legion Post 89 for 27 years, having the post annex named after him.

Surviving to cherish Herb’s memories are his daughter, Rita D. (Jerry) Davis, step-children, Eugene (Sandy) Sumner, Verna (Richard) Harder, Teresa Shirley and Brenda Clark, grandchildren, Teresa Clark, Lisa Walker, Doug Dixon and Adam Shirley, as well as several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Christine, 6 brothers, 3 sisters and 4 grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour. The funeral service will be held at 1 PM Monday at Burkholder Chapel with interment and military honors to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Riley Hospital or Schneck Hospice at Burkholder Funeral Chapel. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

September 05, 2019

Brenda Cooper

Aug. 11, 1942 — Sept. 02, 2019

Brenda J. Cooper, age 77 of Shoals, Indiana passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehab.

She was born August 11, 1942 in Daviess County Indiana, the daughter of Thelma R. (Ham) Roth and Edwin C. Wagoner. Brenda was a graduate of Shoals High School with the Class of 1960. On July 21, 1962 she married Harold L. Cooper and he survives. Brenda was employed at NWSC Crane from March 1963 until September 1977. She was also employed by the State of Indiana, at the Martin County Office of Family and Children, until her retirement in April 2007. She was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold L. Cooper of Shoals; one son, Brian L. Cooper of Corydon, Indiana; three grandchildren, Sydney Cooper and Justin Million of Corydon, Indiana, and Kyle Million of Chandler, Arizona; two great-grandchildren, Brylee and Caden Million of Tell City, Indiana. Also surviving is a brother, Walter A. Roth and Jan, of Beach Grove, Indiana; a sister, Nancy E Laymon and husband Steve of Indianapolis, Indiana; one niece, Ashley Laymon of Baltimore, Maryland, and one aunt Delores Ham of Shoals. Preceding her in death were her parents, Thelma R. Roth, Edwin C. Wagoner and her step-father, John W. Roth; grandparents, Phillip and Clonia Ham; uncle, Orlando Ham; and an aunt, Laverne Faion.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at The Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Pastor Mike Schlaegel and Pastor Mike Newland will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

September 04, 2019

Beverly McCabe

Dec. 17, 1963 — Sept. 01, 2019

Beverly Gaye McCabe, 55, of Paoli passed away September 1, 2019 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

She was born December 17, 1963 to parents, Charles Robert & Sarah Elizabeth (Martin) Drury. She married Steve McCabe October 10, 1998. Beverly was a former employee of Wee Care Child Daycare formerly of Paoli. She was an avid volunteer for the WHAS Crusade for Children & a member of Millersburg General Baptist Church.

Beverly is survived by: Husband, Steven Ray McCabe of Paoli, Mother, Sarah Elizabeth Drury of Paoli, Son, Matthew McCabe & wife, Amanda of Paoli, Daughter, Megan Grider & husband, Jason of Franklin, Grandchildren, Savana Calvin & husband, Ray of Paoli, Daniel McCabe of Paoli, Maximus Grider of Franklin, Chloe Grider of Franklin, Brothers, William Robert Drury & wife, Karen of West Baden, Randall Lee Drury & wife, Shirley of Hardinsburg, Charles Eugene Drury of Hardinsburg, Martin Lynn Drury & wife, Alice of Milltown, Sisters, Sheryl Faye Moon of Hardinsburg, Sarah Mae Pavey & husband, Donny of Paoli, Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by: father, Charles Robert Drury, sister, Brenda Kaye Sieg, nephew Billy Drury & niece, Angel Walton.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, September 5 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Friday, September 6 at Millersburg General Baptist Church. Friends may call after 10am at the church. Bro. Ottis Crowder, Brother Bob Radcliff & Brother George Key will officiate. Burial will be in Hardinsburg Cemetery.

Pamela Miller

June 12, 1965 — Aug. 24, 2019

Pamela Sue Miller, 54, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, at her residence.

Born June 12, 1965, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of Thomas L. Miller and Barbara (Tirey) Miller Oswalt. Pam received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and was an emergency room nurse at Methodist Hospital. She was of the Christian faith.

Surviving are her parents, Barbara Oswalt of Mitchell, Thomas Miller of Bedford; brothers, Bradley T. Miller of Avon, Daniel T. Miller of Bloomington, Andrew T. (Kelly) Miller of Avon; nieces and nephews, Daniel’s children, Logan Miller and Hayden Miller, Andrew’s children, Jade Miller, Mya Miller, Aidan Miller, Samuel Hartnagel, and Vivianne Miller.

A celebration of life will be from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, at Heatherwood Community Center, 3660 South Leonard Springs Road in Bloomington.  Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

September 03, 2019

James Messer

Nov. 11, 1954 — Aug. 31, 2019

James D. Messer “Donnie” 64, of Orleans, passed away at 8:05 AM on August 31, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House.

He was born November 11, 1954 in Dingess, West Virginia, the son of James D. and Johnnie (Fleming) Messer.  Donnie worked as a coalminer in West Virginia. He loved fishing, hunting and working on small engines.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha Messer of Orleans, IN; mother, Johnnie Messer of Dingess, West Virginia; three sisters, Kathy Sherman, Lucy Osborne and Stephanie Shepard; one brother, Roger A. Messer; one sister-in-law, Melba Porter; three sons, Larry (Nicole) Walls, Bobby Porter and Brian (Monica) Cox; three daughters, Amanda (John) Curry, Marlanie A. Neace and Dawn Burngardner; five special nieces, Austa Sheppard, Karah Sheppard, Danielle Osborne and Jessica Likens and Robyn Osborne; eight grandchildren; four special friends, Chris Ramsey, Donnie Anderson, Robert Finley and Jim Keadon; one brother-in-law, Bill Porter and one daughter, January True Messer. He was preceded in death by his father, James D. Messer; one son, Benjamin D. Messer and five brother-in-laws, Roy Sherman, Robert Osborne, Carl Porter, Glen Porter and Archie Porter.

A special thanks to Bonds Chapel and Mt. Horeb Churches for all their prayers and support.  A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Waneta Trinkle

Sept. 27, 1928 — Aug. 23, 2019

Waneta Lee Trinkle, 90, formerly of Ellettsville, IN, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community in Franklin, IN where she was a resident.

Born Sept. 27, 1928 in Terre Haute, IN to Homer F. and Lovey Leona Brown.She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Hewitt of Greenwood, IN, Linda Padgett (Ben) of Lake Wales, FL, and Elaine Kendrick Ritter (Steve) of Bloomington, IN; seven grandchildren, Chris Parrish (Laura), Ben Hewitt, Michael Hewitt (Jenna), Scott Parrish (Laura), Pete Hewitt, Jordan Lohman (Pat) and Justin Kendrick (Jillian); as well as, six, soon to be seven, great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband of 56 years, Leon Eugene; her sister Virginia; and son-in-law Timothy Hewitt.

Arrangements were graciously handled by Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin, IN. At Waneta’s request, only a private graveside ceremony at Claysville Cemetery will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America, 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20212, or at www.dementiasociety.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.

Edward Hargis

Jan. 10, 1945 — Aug. 30, 2019

Edward M. Hargis, of Heltonville, went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Aug. 30.

He was born January 10, 1945 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to James M. and Nellie B. (Carrier) Hargis. He first married Nancy Jo Lambert and she preceded him in death. He then married Rebecca S. Sowders on February 14, 1987 and she survives. He was a graduate of Martinsville High School with the class of 1964. He graduated from Arsenal Tech and worked in job shops until 1971. He then went to work at General Motors as a die-maker and retired after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge #135 F&AM and a member of the UAW local 440. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, and hiking. He enjoyed watching stock car races.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; one daughter, Christina Jo Harden and husband Tony, of Brown County; two sons, David M. Hargis and wife Marcella, of Bedford and Daniel E. Hargis and wife Theresa, of Bloomington; ten grandchildren, Elijah E. Hargis, who was raised in the home, Christony Parrish and husband Brian, of Nashville, Whitney Burris and husband Willy, of Nashville, Ashley Harden, of Franklin, Chris Hargis and wife Rachel, of Indianapolis, Jake Smith and Fiancé Kelly Brinegar, of Bedford, Josh Smith, of Bedford, Jordan Smith, of Vincennes, Jeremy New and wife Jessica, of Bedford, and Zachary New and wife Jessica, of Oolitic;  twenty-three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Hargis and wife Peggy, of Camby, Danny Hargis and wife Diana of Martinsville, and Donny Hargis and wife Deb, of New Richmond; two sisters, Nancy Fox, of Spencer and Mary Hornaday and husband Mark, of Martinsville.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Donny Hargis and Rev. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic Rites will be performed at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Family and friends can express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Norma Mack

Norma J. Mack (Allen-Sullivan), of Auburn, Indiana, passed away August 27, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Garrett, Indiana. Norma passed peacefully with her daughter Jyl holding her hand. She was the daughter of Orville and Lida Sullivan of Salem, Indiana. Norma married Donald F. Allen in Campbellsburg, Indiana on December 12, 1945. During the early years of the marriage they resided in Indianapolis, where Norma brought into life a son, Philip and a daughter, Jyl. They moved several times and made their home in Monticello and then Valparaiso due to Donald’s work.

Norma lost Donald to cancer in 1972, and subsequently moved to Indianapolis. She became an apartment leasing agent and then manager before her retirement. Norma married James Mack in Indianapolis on December 13, 1986. She and Jim resided in Zionsville after the marriage. They then moved to Seymour, where she lost James in 1990. Norma moved to Auburn in 1998 to be closer to her daughter, Jyl.

Norma had a keen mind and a fiercesome will with a zest for life. She was fond of telling people she was “built to shop, not to mop”. She was a faithful Christian and loved the fellowship of her church in Auburn. Her fellow parishioners truly loved Norma in return. Her neighbors loved her as well and told of her tireless work in her garden even at her advanced age. She kept the tidiest clean home all of the years. She had an eye for style and was one class act always. She loved shopping vacations with her Salem family. She had many extended visits with her brother and sister-in-law with card games and dominos sometimes all night long.

Norma is survived by one brother: Jack (Kathryn) Sullivan of Salem, one son: Phillip (Christine) Allen of Liano, Texas and daughter: Jyl (Walter) Mattes of Garrett. Also surviving are three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Norma to eternal life were her parents: Orville and Lida Sullivan, and brothers: Charles (Marie) Sullivan and Howard (Mary) Sullivan.

Preparations for burial entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, Indiana. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4 at 11:30AM at Weathers Funeral Home with Pastor Nikki Brown Rice, of Auburn, officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM until the time of service at 11:30AM at Weathers Funeral Home.

Please, no flowers, instead offer a memorial to: First United Methodist Church, Auburn, Indiana or DeKalb Health Home Care and Hospice, Auburn.

Marjorie Stubbs

Aug. 24, 1927 — Aug. 28, 2019

Marjorie June (Webb) Stubbs, 92, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Carmel, IN passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis, IN.

The daughter of the late Walter Cope Webb and Ruah Faye (Vaughn) Webb, she was born on August 24, 1927 in Grove City, Pennsylvania.Marjorie graduated from Cleveland Heights (Ohio) High School and attended Bowling Green (Ohio) State University. Her volunteer activities were important to Marjorie, especially those pertaining to her children, church, school, and scouts. She was a member of Carmel United Methodist Church, then later Southport United Methodist Church where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Rebekah Circle. After the children were grown, she was a docent at the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home on Lockerbie Square for over 29 years.

She married William Thomas Stubbs in Cleveland, OH, he preceded her in death on June 16, 2018.

Survivors are her adored children Patricia Rahke and husband Donald of Bloomington, IN; Joan Stubbs of Indianapolis, IN; David L. Stubbs of Indianapolis, IN; Robert Stubbs and his wife Marilynn of Carmel, IN; and Nancy Copeland and her husband Kevin of Greenwood, IN; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be conducted on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 5PM at the Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 East Southport Road, in Indianapolis, IN where the family will receive friends from 4PM until service time at the church. Private family graveside services will be conducted at a later date at Fairmound Cemetery in West Elkton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Health Hospice House, 5255 East Stop 11 Road, Suite 245, Indianapolis, IN, 46237. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.

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