Obituaries — September 2022

Sept. 30, 2022

Nancy R. Petersen (Ladage)

June 12, 1931 — Sept. 27, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 29, 2022

Steven J. Martin

Feb. 19, 1945 — Sept. 27, 2022

Steven J. Martin age 77 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 6:51 PM at Westview Manor in Bedford.

He was born in Lima, Ohio on February 19, 1945 to Howard and Betty (Gossard) Martin. Steven married Barbara J. Logan on November 17, 1972 in Crane, Indiana and she survives.

Steven retired from NWSC Crane and was veteran of the US Navy, and was a member of the Bedford Eagles #654.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Martin of Bedford, five children, Robin (Greg) Bellomy of Alabama, Jarrod Martin of Alabama, Eric (Melinda) Martin of Bedford, April Julian of Lebanon, and Missy (Derek) Neff of Bedford, nine grandchildren, Natasha, Mark, Kasey, Evan, Brady, Ashlee, Alec, Megan, and Dason, thirteen great grandchildren, Noah, Devin, Ava, Hannah, Hayleigh, Reign, Harrison, Vivian, Brecklee, Fynn, Jack, Bo, and Linc, one brother, David (Beth) Martin, two sisters, Linda (Dave) Allen of Oklahoma and Julie (Larry) Waters of South Carolina, several nieces and nephews.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Betty Martin, and two nephews, Otis “Frankie” Bock and Rev. Justin Martin

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Reno Bates, officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be on Tuesday October 4, 2022 from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Sept. 28, 2022

Margaret Louise (Fleetwood) Meadows

Margaret Louise (Fleetwood) Meadows, 80, of Heltonville, died Tuesday morning at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Louise loved spending time with her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She retired after 36 years of service at RCA and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Surviving family members include: sons, Michael (Cathy) Meadows, of Heltonville and Jerry L. Meadows, of Heltonville; brothers, Dean Fleetwood, Ray (Arla) Fleetwood, Rex (Diane) Fleetwood, all of Heltonville and Kevin Fleetwood, of Indianapolis; sisters, Rickie (Dave Briles) Anderson and Tammy (Denny) Reuter, of Bedford; grandchildren, Stacy (Jerry Bagshaw) Meadows and Chris (Teddi) Meadows, of Heltonville and Ethan Meadows, Frankie Daggy, and Eric Tumey, all of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Marcus Meadows, Aslynn and Jaiden Bagshaw, Mason, Dayton and Bella Everage, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Lessly and Helen (Sturrock) Fleetwood; her husband, Jerry C. Meadows; brothers, Charles Edward, Dale, Ronnie, Willard, and Bob Fleetwood; sisters, Betty Jean Fleetwood and Martha (Fleetwood) Davis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 1st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 30th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillcrest Christian Church Children’s Christmas fund.

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

Jerry Allen Ross, Sr.

Aug. 22, 1944 — Sept. 26, 2022

Jerry Allen Ross, Sr., 78, of Mitchell, IN passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Born on August 22, 1944, he was the son of Mack and Ruby (Robbins) Ross. He married Charlotte Ann Riggle on October 25, 1961 and she preceded him in death on June 2, 2020.

Jerry retired from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s department after 26 years, with 8 of those years serving as the Lawrence County Sherriff.

Surviving to cherish Jerry’s memory are two sons, Jerry Ross, Jr. and companion, Beverly Holsapple of Bedford, IN, and Terry Scott Ross of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Vicky (Danny) Bridges of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding Jerry in death is his wife; two brothers, Albert Ross and Carl Ross; one sister, Ruth Glover; and one granddaughter, Niki Jo Bridges.

Private funeral services were held. The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Jerry.

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

Sept. 27, 2022

Vicky Lynn Russell

March 19, 1952 — Sept. 26, 2022

Vicky Lynn Russell, 70, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

Born March 19, 1952, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert Eugene, Sr. and Mary Olive (Taylor) Henderson.

Vicky worked as a home health aide for Living Well Home Care Service. She was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise. Vicky liked cooking, gardening, crocheting, embroidering, traveling and dancing. Her grandkids and great-grandkids were her everything.

Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Stahl of Bedford; grandchildren, Grant (Haley) Tolliver, Jacee (John Tuddy) Davis, and Tripp Stahl; great-grandchildren, Trey Tolliver, Nash Tolliver, Creslea Tuddy, and Oliver Tuddy; siblings, Robert Eugene (Theresa) Henderson, Jr. of Mitchell, Christina Joyce Ferrel of Mitchell, and Donald Lee Henderson of Hobart; and mother, Mary Olive Henderson of Mitchell.

Her father; son-in-law, Kent Stahl; and brother-in-law, Everett Ferrel preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation has been chosen with burial at Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

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

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

Marilyn Dionne Brown

May 31, 1935 — Sept. 24, 2022

Marilyn Dionne Brown, 87, of Springville, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born in Bedford on May 31, 1935, she was the daughter of Opal and Thelma (Bush) Spires. She married Robert Dale Brown on August 8, 1954 and he preceded her in death.

Marilyn was a graduate of the Bedford High School class of 1953, a former member of the Williams First Baptist Church, was a homemaker, involved with 4-H, the Williams Home Demonstration Club, enjoyed needle work, decorating, antiquing, and she loved roller skating.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Marilyn are her children, Debbie (Sherrill Warren) Owens and Robert Dale (Debbie) Brown, Jr; her grandchildren, Kayla (Craig) Matern, Ryan Dale Brown, Michelle Owens, and Melissa (Chad) Smith; great grandchildren, Dylan Smith, Alex Smith and Bria Matern; and her sister-in-law, Julie Spires.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Dale Brown, Sr; and her brothers, Eugene (Helen) Spires and Wayne Spires.

Funeral services for Marilyn Dionne Brown will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with the Reverend Joann Kluender officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until the time of the service at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Luella Rose Potts

Jan. 30, 1944 — Sept. 25, 2022

Luella Rose Potts, 78, of Bedford, passed away at 2:30 am on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born January 30, 1944, in Rosemond, IL, she was the daughter of Rev. Stanley G. Hawkins and Mary (Payton) Hawkins. She married Arthur M. Potts, and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2009.

She had worked in the dietary department at the Bedford Medical Center for 12 ½ years. She was a God-fearing woman and attended the Church of God.

Survivors include a son, David Potts, of Huron, IN; two daughters, Kerri L. Yingst, of Florida and Terri Yingst (who went missing in 1984); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Pansey and husband, Wayne Foreman and Annetta Fern (in infancy); a brother, Vernon Hawkins and wife, Claudia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Billy Brim officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, September 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sept. 26, 2022

Mary Ann Roach

Nov. 08, 1941 — Sept. 25, 2022

Mary Ann Roach, 80, of Bedford passed away at 8:56 am on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 8, 1941, in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence Bracel and Alyce LaVerne (Richardson) Hawkins. She married John Robert Roach on February 8, 1963, and he preceded her in death on December 10, 2018.

She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford where she sang in the choir and played chimes. She was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of the Otis Park Ladies Club, and former president of the local chapter of Altrusa International.

Mary Ann retired from St. Vincent Dunn hospital after working 42 years in the Operating Room as a Registered Nurse. After retirement she enjoyed time with friends and family, golf, her church family and bible study, and knitting. Many of her loved ones benefitted from her love of knitting.

Survivors include her children, John Russell Roach and wife Tracy of Naperville, IL, Jay Reid Roach and wife Karen of Fishers, IN, and Audra Reynolds and husband Jeff of Port Orange, FL; six grandchildren, Whitney Durrant and husband Tom, A.J. Reynolds, Nicholas Roach, Allison Roach, Justin Roach, and Matthew Roach; three sisters, Karen Riggle and husband Larry of Indianapolis, IN, Jane Smith and husband Greg of Portland, IN, and Sherri Emenhiser of California; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a grandson, Jackson Reynolds.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 2nd at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastor Judy Early officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bedford or to Becky’s Place.

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

Mary Katherine “Kitty” May

July 31, 1935 — Sept. 24, 2022

Mary Katherine “Kitty” May age 87 of Bedford passed away on Saturday September 24, 2022 at 2:15 am at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born in Cuzco, Indiana on July 31, 1935 to Hilbert Potts and Ruth (Pinnick) Potts.

Kitty retired from RCA in Bloomington and she was a member of the Dive Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Shelby (Tim) Rutherford of Bedford and Ashley Tatro of Bedford, two great grandchildren, Diana Rutherford and Aiden Rutherford, son-in-law: David Tatro of Bedford, two brothers, Steve Potts of Bedford and Frank Potts of Bedford, two nieces, Jennifer Nerad of Michigan and Lynette Greene of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Danny May, two daughters, Diana Tatro and Karen May, two brothers, Larry Potts and Bud Potts, one sister, Elenore Potts.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Joe McAdams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday September 27, 2022 from 11:00 am until service time at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Irene B. Maurer

Aug. 23, 1924 — Sept. 22, 2022

Irene B. Maurer, 98, of Bedford, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born August 23, 1924, in Shamokin, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Schreffler) Maurer and one of nine children.

Irene was a stellar student graduating with honors from Shamokin High School. She became a devoted missionary and teacher receiving training from Intercession City Bible College, FL, a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Theology from Gods Bible School where she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, a bachelor’s degree in History from U. of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, all done when between mission activities.

Irene was a dedicated missionary with Evangelistic Faith Missions for more than 60 years. She served in Egypt for over 20 years, Eritrea/Ethiopia for 8years, and Bolivia for 14 years. Irene was fluent in Arabic, Spanish and could speak Amharic and other Eritrean dialects. She escaped Egypt during the Six-Day War in 1967, with bombs exploding in her neighborhood. In Ethiopia Irene regularly witnessed guerilla warfare during the war between the communist government forces and independent militia. She later worked in Bolivia where she drove treacherous mountain roads in the Andes mountains bringing God’s word to isolated areas, building new churches and congregations.

She is survived by 5 nephews and 2 nieces: William Schmidt (Marylea), Joseph (Lianne) and Daniel Bump (Elaine), Jeffrey (Christie) and Richard Maurer, Dr. Mary Schmidt-Libby (Russell) and Gail DeGroat (Clark), plus many grand nieces and nephews, all who loved her dearly.

Preceding her are her parents, four brothers: Victor, Earl, Charles, and Leonard, and 4 sisters: Gloria Maurer, Doris Schmidt, Helen Bump and Lydia Moser, and 9 nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM, preceded by visitation at 12:30 PM, on Wednesday, September 28th at Faith Mission Church, 1813 26th St., Bedford, Indiana. Burial will be at the Evangelical Methodist Cemetery, West Perry, PA on October 5th, meeting before 11 AM at the Evangelical Methodist Church, 13247 Route 35, Richfield, PA.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Irene B. Maurer to Evangelistic Faith Missions, P.O. Box 609, Bedford, IN 47421 https://efm-missions.org and/or Faith Mission Church, 1813 26th St. Bedford, IN 47421, https://www.faithmissionchurch.net

Charles “Keith” Baker

June 26, 1950 — Sept. 22, 2022

Charles “Keith” Baker, 72, of Bedford passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Born June 26, 1950, in Bedford, Indiana. He was the son of Charles H. Baker and Mary A. (Bair) Baker. He graduated from Shawswick High School (Class of 1968) and Vincennes University.

He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and archery. He loved spending time with his family and took particular joy in caring for his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He retired from Duke Energy after 37 years of service. Keith was a long-standing member and treasurer of the White River Bowhunters Club. He served in the Indiana National Guard for six years. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1393, American Legion Post 33, and the Bedford F&M Lodge #14.

He is survived by Stacy D. Gilmore (Bob) and Erika M. McKinney (Ryan) all of Bedford, Indiana, and Jordan K. Baker (Juliana) of Pleasanton, California; seven grandchildren, Hannah Baker (Marty) of Bedford, Indiana, Bailee Callahan (Brandt) of Kansas City, Missouri, Payton Flynn of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lucas and Ava McKinney of Bedford, Indiana, Aspen and Dakota Baker Yanez of Pleasanton, California; two great grandchildren Pyper and Penellope of Bedford, Indiana; one sister, Linda (Baker) Smith of Springville, Indiana one nephew Bryan Smith; and one niece Lori (Smith) Day (Curt) of Bedford, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00pm on Friday, September 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00pm until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the White River Bowhunters Club (P.O. Box 432, Bedford, IN 47421) in memory of Keith Baker.

Roberta Maxine Lewis

July 19, 1928 — Sept. 22, 2022

Roberta Maxine Lewis, 94, of Springville, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Born July 19, 1928, in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Frank and Marie (Bolton) Freeman. She married Merle Eugene Lewis on January 1, 1944, and he preceded her in death on November 19, 2015.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Hale’s Carriage House Furniture for several years. She was a member of Owensburg church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Leslie (Jim) Lewis and wife, Darlene, of Springville; two daughters, Jeanette Parsley and husband, Clovis, of Bedford and Karen DeFord and husband, Rex, of Vail, AZ; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Freeman and wife, Kathleen, of Shelbyville; two sisters, Geraldine Jackson and husband, Jerry, of Bedford and Ruth Wininger of Tampa, FL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gene.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, September 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Leslie Lewis, Clovis Parsley, and Rex DeFord officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Owensburg Cemetery.

Roger Eugene Mitchell, Sr.

Oct. 31, 1963 — Sept. 23, 2022

Roger Eugene Mitchell, Sr., 58, of Bedford, IN passed away on September 23, 2022.

Born on October 31, 1963, he was the son of Roy and Grace (Beavers) Mitchell. Roger worked as a mechanic.

Surviving to cherish Roger’s memory is his loving ex-wife, Kim Mitchell; his daughter, Renae Mitchell of Bedford, IN; three sons, Roger Eugene Mitchell, Jr. of Mooresville, IN, Troy Mitchell of Bedford, IN, Cory Mitchell of Bedford, IN; and seven grandchildren, Austin Early, Cody Early, Kendra Early, Hollie Mitchell, Justin Mitchell, Broden Mitchell, and Jaxon Mitchell.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow at the Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30am to the service hour on Friday.

Remembrances and condolences in Roger’s memory may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com

Sept. 23, 2022

Bobby Hearth

July 11, 1944 — Sept. 22, 2022

Bobby Hearth, 78, of Springville, passed away at 7:36 am on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 11, 1944, in Warrick, Co., IN, he was the son of Herschel “Doc” and Peggy (Owings) Hearth. He married Karen Sue Hatfield on December 29, 1963, and she preceded him in death on June 29, 2018.

He was a construction worker at Ben’s Quarry and a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Hearth and wife, Lisa, of Owensburg and Joel Hearth and wife, Sheila, of Bloomington; a daughter, Sabrina Spradley and husband, Troy, of Houston, TX; nine grandchildren, Zachary Kirkman, Dakota Hearth and wife, Quincy, Benjamin Spradley and wife, Kaylee, Brooke Deering and husband, Noah, Hannah Nash and husband, Nathan, Juan Kirkman, Becca Hearth, Fernando Kirkman, Laura Spradley, and Gabriella Hearth; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Goins and Shelly Patterson; a brother, Terry Hearth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Jennifer Szatkowski.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 28th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Harold R. Smith

May 07, 1938 — Sept. 18, 2022

Harold R. Smith, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Baptist Health Hospital in New Albany, IN.

Born May 7, 1938, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Otha and Ruth K. (Stewart) Smith.

He was a farmer and owned Smith Iron & Metal Company in Bedford. He was always a hard worker and would help anyone. He started junking at 14 and even ran his own parts store. He was a member of the Eagles, Moose Lodge, and Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club.

Survivors include two children, Bambi Aliano (Steve), of Bedford and Melanie Fulford (Chris), of Linton; two grandchildren, Trey Bedwell, of Dugger and Lauren Bedwell, of Linton; his long-time companion, Shirley Lagle; two sisters, Frieda Brugger, of Manassas, VA, and Ruby Gayle Chastain, of Bedford; his two dogs, Kilo and Girlee, who he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Chase Aliano.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. He will be laid to rest next to his grandson, Chase, in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sept. 22, 2022

Rosetta M. Root

April 30, 1951 — Sept. 21, 2022

Rosetta M. Root, 71, of East Oolitic, passed away at 3:55 pm, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Born April 30, 1951, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Erza and Mary Etta (Sullivan) Brown. She married Paul V. Root on March 13, 1981, and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2020.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, bingo, and spending time with grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Dawn Parkes (William), of Oolitic; five grandchildren, Brittany Bailey (Jared), Danielle Rose McDonald-Reed (Josh), David Paul Key (Lexie), Austin Key, and Aron Parkes; six great-grandchildren, Kamen, Eli, Marin, Braylee, Jaxson, and Knox; daughterly nieces, Deanna Crane (Richard), of Bedford and Melissa Hamilton (Lee), of Mitchell; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, David Brown; two sisters, Brenda Eagan and Patty Baxter.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27th in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Michael S. Sowders

Sept. 06, 1972 — Sept. 19, 2022

Michael S. Sowders, Sr., 50, of Bedford, passed away at 11:51 pm on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Born September 6, 1972, in Marion Co., he was the son of Michael L. and Vicki L. (Ryan) Sowders.

He was a life-long truck driver and recently was working as an operator for BH Hoadley Stone Quarry. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Bedford Jeepers, and Southern Monroe Coon Hunters Club.

Survivors include a son, Michael Sowders, Jr. and Ashley Robbins, of Bedford; two grandsons, Wyatt and Waylon Sowders; three step-daughters, Rachelle Fleshman, Makayla Fleshman, and Kiana Fleshman, all of Seymour; his father, Michael Sowders, of Bedford; a sister, Michelle Sowders, of Bedford; a brother, Jamie Sowders, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, two uncles, Terry and Larry “Peach” Sowders, and his grandfather, Robert Ryan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Michael Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 and to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sept. 21, 2022

Janet M. (Miller) Wells

Feb. 16, 1940 — Sept. 20, 2022

Janet M. (Miller) Wells, 82, of Oolitic, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the I.U. Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 16, 1940, she was the daughter of Frank and Glowdene (Blackwell) Miller. She married Ermil Dale Wells in 1960 and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2013.

Janet was a Registered Nurse, first with Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, then Bloomington Hospital and she retired on April 1, 2004 as the Nursing Supervisor for General Motors. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1957 and Regions University of New York. She was member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Surviving Janet are her children, Justin Wells of Springville and Angela (Jerome) Rector of Springville; four grandchildren, Kelsie (Josh) Buhr, Kaelie (Steve) Dobson, Bethany Wells and Joshua (Elizabeth) Wells; six great grandchildren, Kegan Buhr, Ryder Buhr, Abra Dobson, Hadlee Dobson, Joshua Wells and Elijah Wells.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, E. Dale Wells; and one brother, Ron Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery in Springville. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

The family requests contributions be made to the Kidney Foundation in Memory of Janet M. Wells.

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

Michael J. Rollins

June 18, 1960 — Sept. 19, 2022

Michael J. Rollins, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, after a brief illness.

Born June 18, 1960, he was the son of Nancy (Bodkins) Carpenter and Charles “Bud” Rollins. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1978. He specialized in metalworking and welding, which he continued for the rest of his career. He worked at SAMCO for 40 years, working his way up to supervisor. He loved “Da Bears”.

Survivors include his partner of 25 years, Beth Scherschel; a daughter, April Rollins (Nick Leep); his mother, Nancy Carpenter; brothers, Scott (Arlinda), David, and Drew Rollins; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Homer and Coletia Rollins; maternal grandparents, Russell and Margaret Bodkins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Please dress casually. Mike wouldn’t have it any other way.

Pallbearers are: his brothers, nephew, Joshua Rollins, cousins, Steven and Vincent Bodkins and close friend, Claude Davis, Jr.

Michael Dean Bowden

April 15, 1971 — Sept. 03, 2022

Michael Dean Bowden, 51, of Tucson, AZ, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in Arizona.

Born April 15, 1971, in Bedford, he was the son of William and Carolyn Perry. He retired from the U.S. Army as a First Sergeant after serving twenty-two years. He later owned his own woodworking business.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Dean Bowden, II and wife, Chelsea, of Columbus, GA and Jayden Bowden and wife, McKendra, of Georgetown, IN; a daughter, Morgan Bowden, of Pheonix, AZ; his adoptive mother, Carolyn Perry, of Williams; mother of his sons, Rosezona Bowden; two grandchildren, Azalynne and Magnolia; three sisters, Shonda Bakker and husband, Troy, of Phoenix, AZ, Michele Palmer, of Virden, NM, and Karen Cooper, of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his biological parents, his adoptive father, William Perry, a sister, Belinda Smale and a brother, Timothy Perry.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 22th at Dive Cemetery with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating and where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 11 am 1:30 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

William Finn of Elgin

Oct. 01, 1946 — Sept. 17, 2022

William Finn of Elgin, Illinois, formerly of Sarasota, FL and Bedford, IN, passed away without pain on September 17, 2022, after a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare neurological disorder.

He is reunited with his beloved wife of 43 years, (Phyllis) Ann Finn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Finn of Unionville, IN, and Elizabeth Day of Cub Run, KY.

He is survived by his sons, Kevin Finn (wife Tara) and Nathan Finn (wife Ricarda), and his grandchildren, Malcolm and Dorothy.

William (Bill to those who knew him best) was a proud graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He served in the US Army during Vietnam, stationed in Colorado Springs, and a piece of his heart stays with the mountains. He went on to a successful career as a Mainframe Systems Analyst for American States Insurance in Indianapolis, IN.

A lover of music in all its forms, William was an avid pianist and enjoyed arranging music for piano. He also played guitar, percussion, and recorder. His music library included hundreds of film music scores and classical albums, as well as a variety of sheet music. He was the former Treasurer of the Film Music Society and had many lifelong friends in the community of film music fans. William loved camping and the outdoors as well as photography, running, cycling, and handball. A smoker for more than 40 years, he took pride in kicking the habit later in life. An animal lover as well, he was never without a four-legged friend to dote on and care for.

Funeral services will be at held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00 AM to the service hour. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to the Cure PSP foundation, http://curepsp.org.

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

Shirley Burch

Aug. 01, 1936 — Sept. 18, 2022

Shirley Burch, 86, of Bedford, IN passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Born on August 1, 1936, she was the daughter of William C. and Thelma (Rollins) Wagoner. She married Donald Burch on April 21, 1951, and he preceded her in death on June 5, 2022.

Shirley worked at Sarkes Tarzian, Grants, Westview Manor, BRMC, BCC in Bloomington, Fountain Blue, and most recently Older Americans Service Corp. She loved reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish Shirley’s memory are her two daughters, Shirolet (Carl) Mann, and Cari Dodds; grandchildren, Kim (Delbert) Bridges, Michael (Susan) Kinser, Bobby (Dawn) Mann, Carla Mann, Megan (Casey) Trowbridge, Aaron (Amy) Webb, and Trent Dodds; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and one on the way; along with several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Warren Bruce Burch and Stacey Trent Burch; one brother, Lowell Wagoner; and one sister, Norma Jewell.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

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

Sept. 20, 2022

Sheila Brinegar

Dec. 17, 1944 — Sept. 18, 2022

Sheila Brinegar, 77, of Bedford, IN passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Born December 17, 1944, she was the daughter of Carl and Mary (Turpin) Dougherty. She married Larry Brinegar on June 15, 1961, and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2022.

Sheila retired from Bedford North Lawrence High School as the secretary of the bookstore for 32 years. She previously worked at W.T. Grants, Snow’s Drive-In, RCA, and Walker Restaurant.
Sheila was a graduate of Shawswick High School and was of the Christian Faith. She had a great love for cooking and would prepare large family meals every Wednesday and Sunday. Her favorite hobby was decorating for all the holidays and making Christmas candy for friends and family. During her years at the high school, she made homemade birthday cakes for the student bookstore workers.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Sheila is one daughter, Christi (David) Yeary; one son, Tim Brinegar; three grandchildren, Vanessa (Dustin) Moloy, Evan (Jessie) Yeary, and Sabrina (Josh) Sumpter; six great grandchildren, Vivian and Finley Moloy, Natalie Yeary, William, Katherine, and Noah Sumpter; one sister, Patty (Kenny) Clark; two sisters-in-law, Pam Dougherty and Carole Baker; along with several nieces and nephews.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and four brothers, Carl Lee, Jim, Mike, and Shannon Dougherty.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Tim Sumpter officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Contributions in memory of Sheila can be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Betty Ann Flick

Jan. 22, 1926 — Sept. 17, 2022

Betty Ann Flick, 96, of Bedford, passed away at 12:30 pm, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born January 22, 1926, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Earl and Goldie (Tucker) Short. She married William Ottis Flick and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1997.

She had been a clerk in the Fayetteville Store and a matron/cook for the Lawrence County Jail. She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Michael Flick, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Benjamin Michael Flick (Gavin), of Bloomington and Nathan Charles Flick (Laura), of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Clayton, Kasyn, Cooper, and Ellie; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Flick, of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Jerry Lee Short.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 23rd at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 22nd at the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

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

Dale S. Duncan

April 22, 1951 — Sept. 18, 2022

Dale S. Duncan passed away peacefully Sunday September 18, 2022 surrounded by his family after 14 year battle with neuroendocrine cancer.

He was born April 22, 1951 to LaVerne and Rozella Duncan. He was the middle child of the five Duncan brothers (Mark “Cotton”, Larry, Dennis and Rick). He met his wife Bobbie Silvers, while working at the same supermarket in 1967 after he tricked her into giving him a ride home. They were married in December of 1969. They had three daughters Kimberly Duncan (Amy Weaver) Sarah Terry (TJ Terry) and April Duncan, who passed away 4 months after her birth from heart complications.

Dale worked at the Ford Motor Company(Visteon) in Bedford for thirty-three years before retiring. During his tenure, he completed his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Business Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

He loved playing golf each Wednesday, with his brother from another mother, Rick Vaught. He also enjoyed being outside watching his hummingbirds, tending to his tomato plants and riding his John Deere tractor.

He was a man with a very strong faith and served the Lord with all his heart! He was a board member at the Assembly of God Church in Bedford and served as an elder/ deacon at Leatherwood Christian Church for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Bedford Stonecutters Class of 1969.

Dale was well-respected in every aspect of his life. If he told you he was going to something, you knew it was going to be done. He always spoke the truth, even when it was hard to hear and he loved taking care of his girls!

He is survived by his wife Bobbie Duncan, daughters Kimberly Duncan and Sarah Terry. Brothers Mark Duncan(Pam Duncan), Larry Duncan (Barbara Duncan) and Rick Duncan(Patsy Duncan) He was a “Pappaw” to Lennon, Gabriel and Jude Terry.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Rozella and Laverne Duncan, daughter April Duncan and brother, Dennis Duncan.

Services will be held at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Viewing will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 4-8 PM. The funeral will take place Friday, September 23 at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery.

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

Sept. 19, 2022

Phyllis E. Kinder

Feb. 25, 1929 — Sept. 15, 2022

Phyllis E. Kinder, 92, of Bedford, passed away at 10:52 pm, on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born February 25, 1929, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Dwight and Virginia Beatrice (Earley) Prow.

Phyllis grew up helping in the family business, a restaurant on ‘J’ Street called “Javy’s Sandwich Shop. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1947, where she was a cheerleader. After graduation, she began a 60-year career as a secretary in the limestone industry beginning with Edinger Stone Company and ending at 80 years of age with Evans Stone Company, always a very dedicated employee.

She married Jess Kinder on February 28, 1954. Jess was very involved with auto racing and that became Phyllis’s passion as well. They owned an auto mechanics shop called Kinder Tune-Up and served the community for many years until Jess’s death in 2007.

They were very active in their church, First Baptist of Bedford, and served many years as Sunday School teachers, on different committees and sang in the choir. Phyllis received her 50-year certificate a few years ago for service to her church which she loved so much.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Elkins, and Vicky Woody (Jon), of Bedford, who she helped raise after the death of their mother; nieces and nephews, Blaine Parker, (Miles) and Jonathon Woody (Lynlee), all of Bedford, Alecia Woody (Marc), of Greenwood, Preston Elkins (Ruth Ann), of Bedford, Greg Elkins (Tracy), of Bedford, Jerry Prow, of Princeton, and Sherry Prow, of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Dwight and Kenny Prow.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21st at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church.

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

Joseph Bernard Hill

May 30, 1936 — Sept. 14, 2022

Joseph Bernard Hill, 86, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

Born May 30, 1936, in North Vernon, he was the son of Lawrence and Monclova (Fields) Hill. He married Connie Sue Guthrie on November 19, 1982 and she survives.

Joe was a US Navy veteran and retired from M. Fine & Sons Manufacturing Company in 1997 after 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Sue Hill of Bedford; children, Wanda Jo Hill Bridges of Mitchell, William Joseph (Kaitlynn) Hill of Bloomington, and Alicia Hill of Bedford; grandchildren, Sierra, Amanda, Hannah, Wilder, Juniper, Isaiah, Elijah, Karaline, and Lanie; step-grandchildren, Matt, Drew, Ryan, and Kaci; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Tegan, and Bristol; step great-grandchildren, Lillie, Jade, Ember, Silas, Elijah, Andi-Rose, Drake, Talon, and Realie.

His parents and siblings, Richard Hill, James Hill, and Mary Frances Wager, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

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

Jackie “Jack” Gerald Woods, Sr.

July 09, 1938 — Sept. 16, 2022

Jackie “Jack” Gerald Woods, Sr., 84, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 9, 1938, in Georgetown, he was the son of James Walter Woods and Bernice Mahala (Hottell) Debler. He married Marilyn Sue Blackerby October 26, 1955 and she survives.

Jack was a veteran of both the US Army and US Navy. He retired from General Motors after 32 years and was a member of the UAW Local 440. Jack enjoyed fishing and hunting. He and Marilyn were snowbirds; going to Florida for 25 years. Jack was a member of the First Assembly of God.

Surviving are his: wife, Marilyn Sue Woods of Mitchell; children, Jack (Debra) Woods, Jr. of Bedford and Shannon Woods of Mitchell; grandchildren, Ashley (Denny) Stidham, Rachelle Johnson, Matt (Kristine) Woods, Chris (Brandi) Woods, Bretta Skinner, Lauren Woods, and Landon Woods; sister, Charline Marshall of Paoli; and ten great-grandchildren.

His parents and son, Ricky “Rick” Woods, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 22 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 23 at Mitchell Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service, Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

Sept. 17, 2022

Donna Rae Napier

March 12, 1947 — Sept. 15, 2022

Donna Rae Napier, 75, of Bedford, IN passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Born on March 12, 1947, in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of Glynn and Virginia (Chaney) Arthur. She married Nick Napier on April 14, 1973.

Donna was a graduate of Wright State University in Ohio and had retired from Crane Naval Base in May 2006.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Donna is her husband, Nick Napier; daughter, DeAndrea (Jackson) Sargent of Hope, IN; her son, Chris (Amy) Napier of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, Aunaka Wasil, Simeon Wasil, Jack Sargent, Landon Hopkins, and Grace Hopkins, who lovingly called Donna “Granna”; and one sister, Connie (Norman) Whittington of Dayton, OH.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Glynn and Virginia Arthur.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 19, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Sept. 16, 2022

Barry Lee Crane

June 04, 1967 — Sept. 13, 2022

Barry Lee Crane, 55, of Mitchell, Indiana, passed away September 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on June 4, 1967, in Seymour, Indiana to the late Charles D and Patricia G (Woodruff) Crane. On March 21, 1992, he married the love of his life, Amber Clampitt Crane.

Barry was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1986 and received his nurse’s aide training at Columbus East Vocational School in 1984-1985. He attended Vincennes University for Corrections and then IUPUI for social work. He went onto receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management in 2019 from Western Governors University. He was currently working on achieving his MBA in Healthcare Management.

Barry dedicated his life to helping others. At an early age, Barry decided to spend his life in a career to create better lives for adults with developmental disabilities or in a nursing setting caring for patients’ needs. He was employed by ResCare as a Program Manager in the Southern Regional area of Indiana. His career path included Quinco Consulting, Schneck Medical Center, Jackson Park Nursing Home, Stonebelt ARC, and Indiana Mentor. In 2016, he was awarded the “Everyday Heroes” award for giving back to his community of Lawrence County in extraordinary ways.

He enjoyed trail riding with his wife and cowboy friends on his trusty horse, Rocket. Family was the most important thing in his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family on the farm, enjoying the outdoors and doing some fishing.

Barry is survived by his wife, Amber Clampitt Crane; two daughters, Mickayla Leigh Crane, Alyce Marie Crane; two grandchildren, Dawson Charles Crane, Noah Lee Crane; one sister, Margie Ruth (Philip) Trimpe; one brother, Larry Joe (Lisa) Crane; seven nieces and nephews, Bradley Trimpe, Matthew Trimpe, Jessica Powell, Nevada Crane, Karcyn Davers, Logan Lane, Hunter Clampitt; five great nephews and two great nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles D and Patricia G (Woodruff) Crane; and one brother, John Charles Crane.

Visitation will be held at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Saturday September 17, 2022, from 10am until the time of service at 2pm.

Family request memorial contributions be made to Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, Children’s Ministry, 139 N 8th Street, Mitchell, IN 47446, or Medora Goes Pink.

Sept. 15, 2022

Ryan Christopher McGaha

Oct. 14, 1986 — Sept. 14, 2022

Ryan Christopher McGaha, 35, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Born October 14, 1986, he was the son of James Lawson and Angela McGaha.

He had been a machinist at C.A.P. in Bedford. He loved MMA cage fighting and will be greatly missed by his children.

Survivors include his mother, Angela Lawson, of Bedford; his father, James Lawson of Bedford; two children, Sophia McGaha and Shylynn McGaha; a brother, Robert McGaha, of Bedford; uncles, Billy McGaha, of Lafayette and Jason Mason, of Bedford; grandparents, Peggy and Mike Piersall, of Bedford; three nephews, Sonny, Silas, and Johnny; nieces, Gracie and Lyric. He is now at rest with his Papaw David Sumpter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 19th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Kelli Kendall

March 05, 1980 — Sept. 13, 2022

Kelli Kendall, 42, of Bedford, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at her residence.

Born in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of Patricia and Jim Rishforth. She married Travis Kendall, and he survives.

Kelli was a homemaker and a mother. She enjoyed the outdoors and always letting her light shine upon others. She was a very godly person.

Surviving to cherish Kelli’s memory is her husband, Travis; two sons, Kylan and Kade Biddle; parents, Patricia and Jim Rishforth; two sisters, Shannon and Jamie Rishforth; and two brothers, Matthew Smith and Braxton Rishforth. Kelli leaves behind a dear friend Kris Kimbley and her puppies, Buddy and Molly.

Kelli is preceded in death by two brothers, Corey Smith and Jimmy Rishforth, her grandparents, Thomas and Loretta Rishforth, and her uncle, Eugene Rishforth.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, IN with Pastor Johnny Herald officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 to the service hour on Tuesday. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please donate towards Kelli’s funeral expenses at www.FergusonLee.com/Resources.

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

Doris Ann Russell

April 15, 1940 — Sept. 12, 2022

Doris Ann Russell, 82, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

Born April 15, 1940, she was the daughter of Cleo and Bernice (Montgomery) Survance.

Doris farmed most of her life and enjoyed fishing. She was a member of the Shoals Holiness Church. Doris was a homemaker and also worked for Dana Corporation.

Surviving are her children, Sandra (Jack) Leatherman of Mitchell and Alan (Julia) Russell of Mitchell; grandson, Luke Osborn; siblings, Roger Survance of Kentucky, Hazel Furman of Shoals, and Louise Hallaway of Pennsylvania.

Her parents and siblings, Howard Survance, Wanda Albright, Lois Brashear, and Wilma Pride preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20 at Spring Hill Cemetery with Reverend Mark Hamaker officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Bobby Dee Terrell

Dec. 04, 1967 — Sept. 12, 2022

Bobby Dee Terrell, 54, passed away September 12, 2022.

Born December 4, 1967, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert Eugene and Dorothy Jane (Mounce) Terrell.

Bobby was a mechanic. He enjoyed working on cars. Bobby loved being with his family, especially his grandson.

Surviving are his children, Ryan Terrell of Bedford and Katelyn Grace of Orleans; parents, Robert and Dorothy Terrell of Bedford; grandson, Zayden Terrell; and siblings, Marcie Powell of Bedford, Tony Terrell of Huron, and Kevin Terrell of Williams.

His brothers, Connie Spires and Donnie Spires, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 19 at Spice Valley Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the cemetery.

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

Phoebe June Quast

On September 8th, sweet Phoebe June Quast opened her eyes to see she was in heaven, being held by Jesus. She is the daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Quast.

She is survived by her parents; one brother, Chandler Robinson Quast; grandparents, Bryon and Angela (Robinson) Quast and Scott and Rosie (Ira) Roach; and great-grandmother, Nancy Robinson.

A private service will be held with burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.queenlee.com.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of George Funeral Care has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Nina Laverne Reynolds

July 17, 1931 — Sept. 11, 2022

Nina Laverne Reynolds 91 of Bloomfield formerly of Needmore in the Bedford, Indiana area went home to be with Jesus on Sunday September 11, 2022.

Nina was born on Friday July 17, 1931 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Orlando and Goldie (Deckard) Prince. Nina married James Earl Reynolds on January 8, 1949 and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2003, she had six children.

Nina is survived by two children her daughter Rebecca Prince Keithly of Heltonville who was raised by Orlando and Goldie. Her son Orlando Rickie Reynolds of Arizona, her granddaughter, Michelle Wray-Resler and husband Eric of Bloomfield who she lived with. Grandchildren, Michael Wray, Holly (Wes) Wray, Danny Reynolds, Melissa Shake, Landon Keithly, and Trenton Reynolds, great grandchildren, Tyler Heinich, Sammy Mathis, Mason Wilson, Mariah Wilson, Diamond Reynolds, Emmalynn Keithly, Jasper Keithly, Kelia Wray, one great great grandchild, Malcolm Wilson, one brother, Gene (Betty) Bartlett

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Colleen Vaught, one daughter, Sandra Wray, three sons, Ronnie, James Michael, and Elmer Dale Reynolds, one great grandson, Christopher Heinich.

Nina was a hard worker, she worked at Sarkes Tarzan and retired from RCA in Bloomington, she loved to garden and work in the yard and can veggies in the summer, she was an amazing cook. Nina was a member of Ramsey Ridge Church, Chapel Hill Church, Friendly Bible Church, and most recently Momentum Community Church, Nina loved the Lord and served God faithfully her entire life. She loved her grandkids and great grandkids and recently welcomed a great great grandchild.

In the last four years Nina moved to Bloomfield to live with Michelle and Eric, she had amazing caregivers, Stella Leggett, Paige Elliott, Pamela Love, Stacey Prifogle, Jessica Wallace, Ashley Williams, Bambie Whitlock and Jessica Pearson, her granddaughter, Michelle.
Special thanks to Southern Care Hospices, Darlene Burton, Laura Koons, Jennifer Raymond, Samantha Cross, special thanks to Comfort Keepers and Elders Journey of Bloomington, thanks to our friends, Ok-Chu Blevins and Delores Strieby for all the food and love.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 17, 2022 at 11:00 am at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Eads, officiating burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery, friends may call on Friday September 16, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10:00 am until service time.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Momentum Community Church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Sept. 14, 2022

Jack Allan Tanner

Dec. 24, 1930 — Sept. 13, 2022

Jack Allan Tanner, 91, of Mitchell, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at his residence.

Born on December 24, 1930, in Mattoon, Illinois, he was the son of Freeman and Millie (Brasil) Tanner. He married Hazel (Ingram) Tanner on June 6, 1951, and she survives.

Jack was a minister for United Pentecostal Church International and has authored over 40 books. He retired as a Design Engineer at Lake Center Switch in Winona, MN. He was a member of Guide Pointe Church.

Surviving Jack is his wife, Hazel; children, Linda (Robert) Kaske of Rochester, MN, Cathy (John) Coryea of Mitchell, IN, Gary (Cherie) Tanner of Murray, KY, Karen Duggar of Fremont, NE, Judy (Mark) Gebhard of Rochester, MN, Larry (Lynn) Tanner of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert (Erika) Tanner of Wisconsin, and Rhonda (David) Orth of Paoli, IN; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Jan Tanner and Faith Wagner.

Preceding Jack in death are his parents; and one sister, Glenna Brott.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Guide Pointe Church with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the service time on Friday.

Contributions in Jack’s memory can be made to Guide Pointe Church.

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

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

Nancy Lela Koenig

Nov. 21, 1935 — Sept. 12, 2022

Nancy Lela Koenig, 86, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born November 21, 1935, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of George Franklin and Mildred (Lucas) Wittenmyer. She married Joe L. Koenig June 15, 1963 and he preceded her in death July 23, 2017.

Nancy was a homemaker and a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Surviving are her children, Mendy G. (Steve) Freeman Lee of Mitchell, Marty J. (Connie) Freeman of Mitchell, Michael J. Koenig of Bicknell; sister, Sylvia Sue Gasper of Newark, California; thirteen grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Her husband; parents; daughter, Marsha K. Gardner; great-grandson, Kayden Thompson; and brother, Jack Wittenmyer preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a graveside service at Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

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

Chester Randy Hillenburg

Aug. 15, 1956 — Sept. 08, 2022

Chester Randy Hillenburg, 66, Heltonville, passed away Thursday, September 8,2022.

Randy was born August 15, 1956 in Monroe County to Chester Hillenburg and Mattie (Sowders) Nicholson.

He served in the Marines in Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He loved his dog, fast cars and good rock music.

Survivors include his mother Mattie, step- father Stanley “Buster” Nicholson, daughter Brandy Lane, grandsons Landon and Isaiah Lane, sisters Lisa McDonald and Dee Bennett and brother Michael Nicholson.

He was preceded in death by his father Chester Hillenburg, grand-parents sister Rhonda Hamilton and his beloved dog of 18 years “Tom”.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements were made with Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Sept. 13, 2022

Leasa M. Francis

March 23, 1959 — Sept. 11, 2022

Leasa M. Francis, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 2:50 pm on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at her residence.

Born March 23, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William Eugene and Rudeen (Luttrell) Patton. She married Clarence L. Francis on April 3, 1995, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2013. She had formerly worked at General Electric.

Survivors include two sons, Nathan Patton and wife, Trisha, and Shane Francis and wife, Christina; her fiancé, Terry Cox and his children, Dustin, Jesse, and Brayden Cox; grandchildren, Taylor and Riley Patton, Ryden and Timberlee Francis, Braelyn and Brodey Francis; two sisters, Teresa Lynn Swenson and Denise Ann Turner; three nieces, Karly Terrell, Kimi Jones, and Ariana Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother-in-law, Gary Swenson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Pamela Jo Meadows

Oct. 30, 1951 — Sept. 12, 2022

Pamela Jo Meadows, 70, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 30, 1951, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jim and Jenny (Edwards) Leonard. Pam married Phillip Meadows on May 12, 1984.

Pam retired from NSWC Crane after 38 years. She was a member of the Shriner Hillbillies Outhouse No. 9. Pam loved going to her condo in Florida and enjoyed traveling to different casinos, car shows, and cruises. She made friends everywhere she went.

Survivors include her husband, Phillip Meadows of Mitchell; children, James P. (Emilee) Meadows of Bedford and Gena R. Maddox of Wyoming; grandchildren, Camden, Haley, and Lindsey; and brother, Larry (Francie) Leonard of Mitchell.

Her parents and daughter, Brittany D. Meadows, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15 and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Shriners Children’s Hospital

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

Sept. 11, 2022

Alfred Eugene “Gene” Ramey

June 09, 1930 — Sept. 10, 2022

Alfred Eugene “Gene” Ramey , 92, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 9, 1930, in Mitchell, he was the son of Jonce and Beulah (Irwin) Ramey. He married Virginia Mae Hamilton on September 1, 1962, and she preceded him in death July 13, 2017.

Gene was a 1948 graduate of Mitchell High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1953. He worked for the General Accounting Office in Washington D.C. and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Gene was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 where he had been Treasurer and a participated in the Honor Guard. He was a 50-year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. Gene enjoyed horses and ranching.

Survivors include his son Jay Ramey of Mitchell; grandson Dillon (Kenzia) Ramey of Unionville; and great granddaughter, Charlotte Mae Ramey.

His parents; wife; brother, William Ramey; and sister, Marilyn Pace, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 250 and VFW Post 9107.

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

After the service, there will be a Celebration of Life at the family home because Gene’s final wish was to buy everyone lunch.

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

Karen Lynn May

Dec. 29, 1955 — Sept. 09, 2022

Karen Lynn May age 66 of Bedford passed away on Friday September 9, 2022 at 12:45 pm at Mitchell Manor.

Karen was born in Bedford on December 29, 1955 to Robert and Mary (Potts) May.

Karen was a graduate of Bedford High School and Oakland City College, she retired from Visteon in Bedford.

Survivors include her mother, Mary May of Bedford, two nieces, Shelby (Tim) Rutherford of Bedford and Ashley Tatro of Bedford, great niece, Diana Rutherford, great nephew, Aiden Rutherford, cousin, Jennifer Nerad of Michigan.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Robert May, sister, Diana Tatro, brother, Danny May

Graveside services will be held on Monday September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Jerry Eads officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Sept. 10, 2022

April Dawn Goodman-Doyle

Aug. 28, 1977 — Sept. 06, 2022

April Dawn Goodman-Doyle, 45, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Born August 28, 1977, in Crawford County, she was the daughter of Daryl Meyers. She married Carl William Doyle May 28, 2022 and he survives.

April enjoyed crocheting and drawing. She was an all-around good person.

Surviving are her husband, Carl William Doyle of Mitchell; son, Grant Meyers of Corydon; sister, Lori Lind of Ekerty; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen.

Sept. 09, 2022

Nina Ruth (Hawkins, Tyree, Brown)

June 17, 1928 — Sept. 08, 2022

Nina Ruth (Hawkins, Tyree, Brown) was born on June 17, 1928, at Knob Creek, Lawrence County to Grover Spencer Hawkins and Pearl Deckard Hawkins.

Nina Ruth passed peacefully at her home in Bedford on September 8, 2022, and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Nina Ruth was the last of her 10 siblings. She married George Alexander Tyree on April 5, 1947, and together they raised 6 children.

Her husband preceded her in death on February 24, 1975. She also lost 2 children to accidents; Janet Sue Tyree 1971 and Billy Tyree 1978. Ruth married Russell Brown in 1984 and he also passed February 5, 2002.

Preceding her in death are siblings Opal, Olin, Oscar, Oliver, Robert, Oma Hawkins, Otha Eads, Ona Butcher, Oneida Starr Elkins, and sister Olie Hawkins in infancy. A special niece Rosemary Robertson and Nephew Jerry W. Starr preceded her also.

Surviving are her children Linda L. Tyree Courson (Dr. R,C.Courson Jr), John L. Tyree, Steve Tyree (Sandy Rider) of Bedford, and Bob Tyree (Teresa) of Florida, 6 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a friend to all who knew her and she loved her family dearly who were with her when she passed. Ruth professed her faith in her Lord Jesus Christ on August 19, 2012 when she was Baptized with her son John L.Tyree. Ruth loved to garden and enjoy God’s Creation; especially feeding the birds and cardinals. She was an avid IU Basketball and Bobby Knight supporter.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Luke
Mosemann and Hoosier Uplands Hospice for their care. A special thanks to Lee Vanscoy for music, and Christy Vanscoy for her care of Ruth, and a special thanks to Sandy Rider for her kindness and compassion shown to Ruth and always at her side this past 9 months.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 13th at Day and Carter Mortuary with Dr. R.C. Courson officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, September 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Donald Eugene Nolan

Nov. 29, 1929 — Sept. 07, 2022

Donald Eugene Nolan, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at his residence.

Born November 29, 1929, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ralph and Kathryn (Burton) Nolan. He married Hilda Tyree December 2, 1950 and she preceded him in death November 27, 1987.

Donald was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a 1947 Mitchell High School graduate. Donald was a member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., the LA-OR-MA Shrine Club, and the American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his daughters, Anita Cornwell of Avon and Lou Ann (Tom) Jenkins of Charlestown; grandchildren, Matthew (Melissa) Cornwell, Mark Cornwell, Hilari (Jake) Justice, Kaysi Jenkins, and Zachary Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Cornwell, Dylan Justice, Jaxen Justice, River Justice, and Scout Justice; and sisters, Carolyn Sims of Whiteland and Judy Woods of Ohio.

His parents; wife; son, David Nolan; grandson, Adam Cornwell; and sister, Martha Lois Tritle preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 12 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Lee Hupp officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Sept. 08, 2022

Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Hall

March 03, 1977 — Sept. 06, 2022

Joseph Daniel “J.D.” Hall, 45, of Bedford, passed away at 8:08 pm, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 3, 1977, in Bedford, he was the son of Timothy B. and Brenda (Tolbert) Hall. He married Marguerite “Maggy” Vo, and she survives.

He had been a warehouse worker for Best Beers. He was baptized in Gulletts Creek Church. He loved his family, music, and fishing. He was proud of his children and enjoyed attending their games and events. He was always available to help anyone at anytime.

Survivors include his mother, Brenda Hall, of Bedford; his wife, Maggy, of Bloomington; two children, Taylor and Mya Hall, both of Bloomington; a sister, Melissa Stevenson; a nephew, Dylan Stevenson; several cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy; his paternal grandparents, Don and Bernice Myers; his maternal grandparents, Scott and Jean Tolbert.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, September 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, September 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Essell Lloyd Bever

Nov. 24, 1935 — Sept. 02, 2022

Essell Lloyd Bever, a vibrant and loving person, passed away at the age of 86 on September 2, 2022 with his daughter Dawne Bonds at his side.

Essel was born November 24, 1935 in Satanta, Kansas to Claude and Vera Mae (Bunch) Bever and raised in Madison, Indiana.

While working in Mitchell, Indiana he met the love of his life, when he asked a local who the prettiest girl in town was. He called and asked if she’d like to go out for a cup of coffee. Essell married that girl, Martha Elizabeth “Liz” Ellis, on January 13, 1961.

Essell was a proud alumnus of Purdue University and Sigma Chi Fraternity. As a Civil Engineer he was interested in how things worked and happily told others how the Romans did things in ancient times. He loved traveling with his wife and had especially fond memories of Spain and Greece. They shared a love of nature, classic Westerns, and sports, and enjoyed watching ball games together. Retiring to Cedaredge, CO, he could often be found on the Grand Mesa, fishing on his own or with family and great grandsons.

Essell was preceded in death by his parents, sister Maxine Bever-Libbert, wife Liz Bever, son Richard Bever, and grandchild, Kelly Bonds.

He is survived by his children Dawne Bonds (Bill), Denton, TX, Ann Bever (Patrick Rogers), Dallas, TX, sister-in-law Marilyn Wright, Scottsdate, AZ, nieces Laura and Lynn Westberg, Louisville, KY, nephew Larry Westberg, Springfield, VA, grandchildren Kristina Tucker, Houston, TX, Tony Bonds, San Diego, CA, seven great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 10th at the Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, IN from 11am to 1pm with a service at 1pm. A separate graveside service will be at 2:30pm at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, IN.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Injury Association of America, www.biausa.org

Sept. 06, 2022

Janice Reynolds

July 11, 1943 — Sept. 05, 2022

Janice Reynolds, 79, of Oolitic, passed away at 7:47 pm on Monday, September 5, 2022, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 11, 1943, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Gerald and Virginia (Chastain) Keller. She married Jerry Reynolds, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of the Oolitic Church of Christ. She loved ball games and races

Survivors include three daughters, Brooklyn Reynolds and fiancé Zach Pridemore, of Bedford, grandchildren, Grayson and Avery Reynolds Pridemore; Carol Baker, of Loogootee, and Theresa Matthews and husband, Dennis, of Bedford; three sons, Jeff Reynolds, Mike Reynolds, and Justin Reynolds all of Oolitic; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Julie Reynolds and a son, Timothy (in infancy).

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 8th at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Wilma Jeanette Simmerman

April 11, 1934 — Sept. 04, 2022

Wilma Jeanette Simmerman, 88, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 11, 1934 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Wilmer and Hazel (Schreiber) Williams. She married Harley “Gene” Cassidy August 12, 1950 and he preceded her in death March 8, 2002. She married Larry Dean Simmerman April 10, 2004.

Jeanette retired from B.F. Goodrich and had worked at Regal Beloit. She was a member of Midtown Church of Christ, and a previous member of Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Simmerman of Mitchell; daughter, Regina Ann (Allan) Shelton of Brownstown; granddaughters, Whitney Jacks, Crystal Anderson, and Brooke Mosqueda; and great grandchildren, Lily Mosqueda, Gabriel Jacks, and Marceline Jacks.

Her parents; husband, Gene Cassidy; and son, Robert Eugene Cassidy, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednseday, September 7, at Bryantsville Cemetery.

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

Sept. 03, 2022

Jim Blyeth

July 23, 1939 — Aug. 07, 2022

Jim Blyeth, 83, of Largo, Florida (formerly of Springville, IN) passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Jim was born on July 23, 1939, in Leachville, AR, and grew up in Memphis, TN, the son of Albert C. & Thelma Frances (Giles) Blyeth.

After High School, Jim enlisted in the U.S Navy and served 4 years on the first nuclear powered cruiser, the U.S.S. Long Beach. After his sea duty he was stationed at Crane Naval Weapons Resource Center in Crane, IN. He began attending the Avoca Baptist Church where he met Rosemary Evans and they married there on April, 5th 1963.

Jim is survived by Rosemary, a son Patrick (& Dawn) Blyeth of Largo, FL and a daughter Allison Jane (& John) Kaiser of Fuquay Del Verena, NC. Grandchildren: Addison Blyeth, Sasha Kaiser, Aramis Kaiser & Oleksandra Kaiser, as well as, great granddaughters Sophia Blake & Marina Fox. One Sister: Avanell Ohler of Kansas City, MO and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Farris Brown.

Faith, Family & Photography were at the forefront of his life. After the Navy, he attended and graduated from Indiana University, and he began teaching Art & Photography at Bedford High School, then Bedford North Lawrence High School, after the consolidation. He, along with Rosie, served as Youth Leaders for years at the Avoca Baptist Church, where he was a high school Sunday School teacher & Deacon.

Visitation will be from noon till 3 p.m. Saturday, September 17th, 2022, at Day & Carter Mortuary followed by a Celebration of Life at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to BNL Art Department Scholarship, Avoca Baptist Church Scholarship or Indian Creek Baptist Camp in Jim’s name.

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

Timothy Roscoe George

July 23, 1939 — Aug. 07, 2022

Timothy Roscoe George 65, of Bedford went to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 31, 2022 at 10:20 pm at his residence.

He was born on July 7, 1957 in Indian Springs to Roscoe and Niola (Sims) George.

Tim was of Christian faith and was baptized on August 30th. Tim was a self-employed painter.

Surviving to cherish Tim’s memory are his son, Jeremy Puckett, his daughter, Nicole Vincent-George, granddaughter, LaDecia Vincent-George, sisters, Connie (Rick) Covey of Bedford and Patty Gilson of Bedford, many nieces and nephews and his companion Cathy Randall of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Phyllis Payton.

Tim loved spending time with his family and life long buddies, he loved the outdoors, music and was loved by all the little kid berries, Uncle Tito was double tuff.

Cremation was chosen.

A celebration of his life will be held on September 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Momentum Community Church in Bedford, with Reno Bates, officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11:00 am until service time at 1:00 pm.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Sept. 02, 2022

Gina Kay Britton

June 19, 1971 — Aug. 31, 2022

Gina Kay Britton 51, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday August 31, 2022 at 2:00 Am at her residence.

She was born in Anderson on June 19, 1971 to Dwight A. “Tony” Cobb and Jorrine K. “Jodie” (Anderson) Cobb. Gina married David Craig Britton and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Jacob Lockridge of Anderson, Brittaney Lockridge of Anderson, Holley Lockridge of Anderson, Paige (Alan) Bulliner of Bedford, David Britton, Jr. of Bedford and Brody Britton of Bedford, four grandchildren, one sister, Charisma Cobb-Brown of Anderson, two brothers, Jeff Young of Fortville and Brandon Young of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Christian Lockridge.

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Sept. 01, 2022

Bonnie L. Hughes

Oct. 03, 1956 — Aug. 28, 2022

Bonnie L. Hughes, 65, of Lawrence County, IN passed away on August 28, 2022, at Mitchell Manor.

Born on October 3, 1956, she was the daughter of Horseshoe and Marie (Miller) Watson. She married Larry E. Hughes on January 6, 1974, and he passed on April 6, 2007.

Bonnie worked at Hospitality House as an aide and did housekeeping. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She loved country music, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish Bonnie’s memory is her daughter, Mandy Jones; son, Justin (Lisa) Hughes; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers, David Miller and Randy Lake; three sisters, Vera Glasgo, Karen Parker, and Rosella Sons; and several nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry E. Hughes; one son, Larry D. Hughes; one daughter, Samantha Hughes; one grandchild, Kersti Pemberton; six siblings, Jane Sykes, Carolyn Harrison, Merle Hughes, Marvetta Baker, Donnie Watson, and Diana Hanners; and a son-in-law, Tony Jones.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Patton Hill Cemetery with Clarence Brown officiating.

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

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

James Samuel McGinnis

Oct. 05, 1939 — Aug. 29, 2022

James Samuel McGinnis, 82, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.

Born October 5, 1939, in Debord, Kentucky, he was the son of James Isaac and Alifair (Cook) Crum. He was married to Diana Mariam Ann Harmon for over 50 years.

James was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. After he served his country for 24 and a half years, he was a special ed school bus driver. James was a member of the Denbigh American Legion Post 368 in Newport News, Virginia and VFW Post 9107. He had been a member of Deaf Missionary Church in Norfolk, where he served as a deacon. James enjoyed collecting coins and was an avid giver, always donating to charities.

Survivors include his children Amy (Billy) Slaten of Mitchell, Kathleen Maynard of Delaware, Ohio, and Amanda (Pieter) Blanksma of Leiden, Netherlands; grandchildren, Amanda Dines, Mark Slaten, John Slaten, Hannah Hamrick, Noah Maynard, and Olivia Blanksma; and siblings, Rufus McGinnis of Vancleave, Mississippi, Beulah Spencer of Columbus, Ohio, Georgeanna Tucker of Louisa, Kentucky, Nancy Moore of Louisa, Kentucky, and David McGinnis of Louisa, Kentucky.

His parents; wife; grandson, Daniel McGinnis; son-in-law, Jeff Maynard; and siblings, Lucille Wood, Corrine Holstein, Buford McGinnis, Claire Chambers, Sillar Marie Buffinton, Harry McGinnis, Lewis McGinnis, Virge McGinnis, Robert McGinnis, Doris McGinnis, and Meredith McGinnis, preceded him in death.

James’ arrangements are pending with Denbigh Chapel of Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory in Newport News, Virginia. Burial will be in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.

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

Patricia Ann Clipp

June 16, 1946 — Aug. 30, 2022

Patricia Ann Clipp, 76, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.

Patricia was born on June 16, 1946, in Lawrence County, Indiana to James and Agnes (Porter) White. Patricia married Ronald E. Clipp of Campbellsburg, Indiana on October 19, 1962.

Patricia was a member of the Lost River Missionary Baptist Church, and formerly, the Orleans First Baptist Church. Patricia, commonly called Pat or Aunt Patty, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was known for her easy smile and generous nature.

She was very active in church, teaching Sunday school for many years, and most recently as a member of the Lost River Women’s Missionary Circle.

Patricia enjoyed working with children as a teacher’s aide for Orleans Elementary School. She also worked as a cashier at the grocery and dime stores in Orleans where she loved to visit with the customers.

Known as “Mom” to many OHS band students, Patty was a devoted member and tireless fundraiser for the Orleans High School Band Boosters. She was also a member of two homemaker clubs and loved to host and attend the Bunco club with her friends.

In addition to her husband, Ron, she is survived by her son Kevin (Heather) Clipp of Orleans, her daughter Kimberly (Louis) Getman of Mitchell, and her son Keith (Keri) Clipp of Waxahachie, TX; grandchildren, Amy, Kayla, Kyle, Keirsten, Sarah, Kathryn “KatieBeth”, and Kaleb; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hobie, Hallie, Kalilah “Lily Ann”, Karter, and Kreed; siblings, Jim White, Barbara Blevins, Bob White, and Harold White; and a large extended family whom she adored.

Patricia was proceeded in death by her parents and her sister, Delores White Hoke.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, September 2nd at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, 187 East Jefferson Street, Orleans, Indiana. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 3rd at the Lost River Missionary Baptist Church, 10938 W. Lost River Rd., Campbellsburg, Indiana. The service will be officiated by Reverend Wilbur Stone. Visitation will be held at the church after 9 am until the time of service. Burial to follow at Claysville Cemetery, Campbellsburg, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lost River Missionary Baptist Church, Alzheimer’s Association, or the Orange County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Thomas Larry “Tom” Miller

Nov. 01, 1941 — Aug. 30, 2022

Thomas Larry “Tom” Miller,80 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday August 30, 2022 at 9:00 PM at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born on November 1, 1941, he was the first baby born in the new OB Ward of Dunn Hospital in Bedford, the son of Durward and Lois (Cahill) Miller. Tom married Nancy (Hulsman) Brassfield on August 2, 1989 and she survives.

Tom retired from Indiana Gas Company and Vectren Energy; he was an US Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Miller, three sons, Bradley Miller, Daniel Miller and Andrew (Kelly) Miller, two step-daughters, Melinda Evans and Allison Hill, grandchildren, Mia, Aiden, Vivianne, Jade, Logan, and Hayden, step-grandchildren, Jarrett Brown, Braydon Brown, Landon Hill, Adrienne Hill, Ben Hill, and Sam Hartnagel

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Carol Duncan, one daughter, Pamela Miller

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date with burial in Green Hill Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

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