2004 – 01 (January)

01/31/04

Nugent – Harvey W. Nugent, Jr., of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, January 31, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center.  Born on June 6, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harvey W. and Maude (Terry) Nugent.  He married Mary Margaret Phillips on March 5, 1949, and she died September 26, 1988.

Surviving are his companion and caregiver, Mary (Henderson) Hutslar of Mitchell, IN; one son, Anthony D. Nugent of Swansea, IL; one sister, Virginia White of Mitchell, IN; and one grandson.  He was preceded in death by his wife; three sisters:  Dorothy Mae, Pauline, Mary Ellen in infancy, and Gladys Kidwell.

He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane with thirty-five years of service and was a U.S. veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250,  Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, Eagles Lodge No. 654, and Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club.

Services for Harvey Nugent, Jr. will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, with the memorial service conducted at 7:30 p.m. by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, or from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.


01/28/04

Blackwell – Robert E. Blackwell of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington.  Born on December 2, 1938, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Ernest N. and Lucille (Luttrell) Blackwell.  He married Gretchen (Eckensberger) Ramey on July 9, 1966, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are children:  Regina Segraves of Yorktown, IN, Barry Ramey and wife, Sherri, of Wilmington, NC, Donita Gwinnup and husband, Bruce, of Charleston, SC, Greta Lucille Blackwell-Ferraz do Santos and husband, Alexandre E.F.F. dos Santos of Fortaleza, Eara, Brazil; grandchildren, Abby Segraves and David Segraves, Brandi (Ramey) Medlin and husband, Jamie Cole Ramey, Charlotte Ramey, Ian Gwinnup, Caillyn Gwinnup, Keagan Gwinnup, Stefan Blackwell Ferraz, Enzo Blackwell Ferraz; two brothers, Jack Blackwell and wife, Janice, and Danny Blackwell and wife, Ruthanne, all of Bedford, IN; one sister-in-law, Barbara Blackwell of Mitchell, IN; special friend, Miriam Hoover of Evansville, IN; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Leon Blackwell; one sister, Shirley Sloan; and one grandson, Liam Addison Gwinnup.

He retired from Public Service Indiana with thirty-five years of service and a 1956 graduate of Mitchell High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Murat Temple, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and La-Or-Ma Shrine Club.

Services for Robert Blackwell will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 31st, at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with Pastor Margaret Pruden officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis V.F.W. Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.  Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial gifts are directed to the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Prunty – Lindsey Anne Prunty of Avoca, IN, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at her residence following a three year illness.  Born on October 15, 1986, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Danny Joe and Mary (Harrell) Prunty.

Surviving are her parents of Avoca, IN; one brother, Shane McDonald of Avoca, IN; one sister, Lacy Prunty of Oolitic, IN; one niece, Nadiyah of Oolitic, IN; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends, Tim and Ruth York.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

She was a student at Bedford North Lawrence High School and attended Unity Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a member of the Bedford Youth Bowling League.

Services for Lindsey Prunty will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Danny Goens officiating.  Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/27/04

Kughen – Nathan R. Kughen of Bedford, IN, formerly of Marion, IN, died from injuries sustained in an accident on I 69.  Born on November 2, 1976, in New Jersey, he was the son of Raymond E. and Robin (Hall) Kughen.  He married Lorena Jill Southern on December 28, 1999, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his parents of Marion, IN; his maternal grandparents, Robert R. and Marion Hall of New Hampshire; two brothers, Daniel R. Kughen and Aaron R. Kughen, both of Massachusetts; one sister, Grace N. Kughen of Marion, IN; one nephew, Robert J. Kughen, and one niece, Emmaline R. Kughen, both of Massachusetts; several aunts and uncles; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Barbara (Brock) Southern of Williams, IN.

He was an attorney and of the Baptist faith.

Services for Nathan Kughen will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Jimmy Tipton officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Immanuel Baptist Church in Marion or to the Bethel Baptist Church in Williams, IN.


01/26/04

Hunsucker – Donald L. Hunsucker of Bloomington, IN, died Monday, January 26, 2004, at Beverly Health Care of Bloomington.  Born on December 21, 1950, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Herbert and Hazel (Collier) Hunsucker.  He was married to Brenda Kay Hartsock, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters:  Melanie D. Austin and husband, Chris, of Shoals, IN, LaDonna Daviess and husband, David, of Indianapolis, and Stephanie Love of Bloomington, IN; three sons:  Patrick Williams of Otter Creek, KY, Zack Tanner and Scott Tanner, both of Texas; one brother, Herb Hunter of Florida; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He was a counselor for Alcoholics Anonymous, a minister, and a member of Hospice in Bloomington.

There will be a memorial service for Donald Hunsucker will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 1st, at the Twelve Twenty-Four Club at 1412 West 11th Street in Bloomington.  Information provided by the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/25/04

Kruchten – Ruth H. Kruchten of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 25, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on February 5, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Pat and Avis (Maddox) Henderson.  She married Frank George Kruchten on December 15, 1935, and he died April 5, 1974.

Surviving are one daughter, Ann Ray and her husband, Ed, of Bedford, IN; one sister, Evalou Marchetti and her husband, Marco, of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Kyle Ray and his wife, Kimberly, of Bedford, IN; and two great-grandsons, Caleb and Elijah Ray.  She was preceded in death by her husband.

A graduate of Bedford High School and DePauw University, she had been a teacher at Tunnelton and retired as a case worker for the Lawrence County Welfare Dept.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association, Women's Department Club, AARP, Panhellenic, and the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.

Services for Ruth Kruchten will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark McDaniel officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/24/04

Dean – Della V. Dean of Bedford, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, January 24, 2004, at Westview Manor Nursing Center.  Born on January 27, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Nellie (Bex) Pridemore.  She married Donald E. Dean on December 12, 1967, and he died December 18, 1998.

Surviving are two sons, James M. Blackburn of Mitchell, IN, and Paul E. White of Orleans, IN; seven daughters:  Sue Boger and Laverne Brown, both of Florida, Sandy Snyder of Mitchell, IN, Ruth Bradley of West Baden, IN, Donna Neely and Sheila Mills, both of Orleans, IN, and Crystal Baxter of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Robert Pridemore; and two grandchildren.

She was the owner of Della's Bait Shop in Mitchell and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Mitchell.

Services for Della Dean will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 28th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Freels officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary.

McMillan – Wilma Gonce McMillan of Springville, IN, died Saturday, January 24, 2004, at the Richland-Bean Blossom Health Care Center in Ellettsville, IN.  Born on February 18, 1936, in Popcorn, IN, she was the daughter of WillisE. and Laura C. Gonce.  She married Wendell McAMillan, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Kathy Brew of Gainesville, GA, and Sandra O'Neal of Bloomington, IN; one step-daughter, Linda Ritter of Oolitic, IN; one sister, Betty Hurt of Salt Lake City, UT; eight grandsons, two great-grandsons, several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Margie Gonce.

She retired after forty years at RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church.

Services for Wilma McMillan will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jerry Wisely officiating.  Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/23/04

Mundy – Edmund Mundy of Huron, IN, died Friday, January 23, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on July 3, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Lester and Minda (Johnson) Mundy.  He married Margaret Scott on September 25, 1952, and she died June 20, 1998.  His married Dorothy Fish on February 8, 2000, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Minda Mundy of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Penny Jones of Huron, IN, and Angie Triplett of Huron, IN; six sons:  Troy Mundy, Randy Mundy, and Tim Mundy, all of Huron, IN, Brian Mundy of Hillsdale, MI, and Donnie Mundy and Shawn Mundy, both of Lexington, NC; two sisters, Berndette Smith of Mitchell, IN, and Geneva Montgomery of Huron, IN; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Imogene Palmer.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was employed at U.S. Gypsum as a security guard.

Services for Edmund Mundy will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Kirby, Carl Brown, and Bob Hicks officiating.  Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Thomas – Louella M. Thomas of Columbus, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Friday, January 23, 2004, at the Columbus Health and Rehab Center.  Born on January 12, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN.

Surviving are one daughter, Sondra Bohn of Columbus, IN; one son, the Rev. Gary L. Thomas of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Thelma Byrd of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Grenta Massey and Dorothy Siedles; and one brother, Sam McDonald.

She was a beautician and a member of the First Assembly of God and a volunteer at the Bedford Regional Medical Center for over eleven years.

Services for Louella Thomas will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Dennis Turner and Jeff Nikirk officiating.  Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/22/04

Dodds – Velma Pauline (Paxton) Dodds of Hanover, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, January 22, 2004, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison, IN.  Born on January 18, 1917, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of John and Mary L. (Morrison) Paxton.  She married Paul L. Dodds on August 16, 1941, and he died November 15, 1987.

Surviving are one grandson, Jon Scott Dodds of Bedford, IN; two nephews, Stephen White of Madison, IN, and Muir Frey of Ann Arbor, MI; one niece, Melissa Pridemore of Winnetka, IL; one great-grandson, Jerrod Dodds of Bedford, IN.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, John Dodds; and two sisters, Maxine Frey and June White.

She retired from the NWSC CRANE.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, AARP, Women's Department Club, Government Retirees' Club, and was past president of the Business and Professional Woman's Club.

There will be graveside services for Velma Dodds at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 26th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chresthven Memory Gardens.  Arrangements are under  the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Green – Rubie R. Green of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Lawrenceport, IN, died January 22, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehab Center.  Born on September 28, 1909, in Sullivan, IN, she was the daughter of James Joseph and Ida Florence (Terry) Ray.  She married Leon O. Green on December 21, 1935, and he died July 1, 1991.

Surviving are one son, James J. Green of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Peggy Bundy of Salem, IN, and Sheila Flynn of Bedford, IN; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Tom Green; one grandson, Tony Green; and four brothers:  Floyd, Fred, Daniel, and Ralph Ray.

She had worked at the Jay C Store, the A&P Store, Kern's Grocery, Goldberg's Dress Shop, and Sherman-Berner Clothiers, all formerly in Bedford, and Fletcher's Clothing Store, formerly in Mitchell, IN.  She had also been a cook at Rivervale Park near Lawrenceport.  She and her husband had been foster parents to more than 300 children between 1951 and 1985.  She was a member of the Lawrenceport United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

Services for Rubie Green will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Carl Brown.  Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

Williams – Homer L. Williams of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, January 22, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on July 24, 1932, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Otis and Grace (Stroud) Williams.  He married Edna Ferguson on August 29, 1965, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Maxine Hall and her husband, Scott, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Carl Williams of Ellettsville, IN; one sister, Lois Chenault of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Jeremy Williams and his companion, Wendi Stillions; two granddaughters, Erica Hall and her companion, Jeff Moser, and Jennifer Hernandez and her husband, Jeremiah; six great-grandchildren:  Tyler Moser, Hannah and Haleigh Williams, Blaine Stillions, Dakota and Kaylee Owens.  He was preceded in death by by his parents; his first wife, Anna Pearl Williams; two sons, Bobby and Merlin Dale Williams; one daughter, Sondra Kay Owens; three brothers:  Paul, Lester, and Bill Williams; and two sisters, Myrtle George and Viola Williams.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Stone City Construction and Rogers Group.  He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #181.

Services for Homer Williams will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating.  Burial will follow in Pinkston Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/19/04

Childers – Edith M. Childers of Orleans, IN, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at her home.  Born on August 18, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Howard and Flossie (Pemberton) Cook.  She married Harold Solon Childers on November 12, 1938, and he died August 2, 2000.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen Pogue of Hope, IN; one son, Kenneth Childers of Seymour, IN; one brother, Jesse Cook of Mitchell, IN; seven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Larry Howard Childers; three sisters:  Betty Wood, Thelma Kidwell, and Mickey Ashby; and three brothers:  James, Robert, and Walter Cook.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Nazarene in Mitchell.

Services for Edith Childers will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22nd at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from  4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Haverly Mortuary.

Pace – Mary J. Pace of Bedford, IN, died Monday, January 19, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital.  Born on August 4, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Mary Essie (Maddox) Sipes.  She married Virgil "Cotton" Pace on August 16, 1941, and he died October 8, 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Nick Pace and his wife, Shirley, and Danny Pace and his wife, Carla, all of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Patricia Fitzgerald and her husband, John, and Diana Anderson and her husband, Ned, all of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren:  Jamie Smith and her companion, Trent Niflis, Jackie Lipscomb and her husband, Rob, Jacy Stevens and her husband, Paul, Jordan Smith and her husband, Rusty, Toby Pace and his companion, Kathy, Brian Pace, Daniel Pace, Joshua Pace, and Justin Pace; thirteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Janet Kay Pace; five brothers:  John, Darcy, Richard, Kenneth, and Ruel Frances Sipes; and five sisters:  Ida and Pauline Sipes, Clarice Ingersoll, Zoe Sharr, and Maxine Bass.

She retired in 1983 as an operator with Indiana Bell with thirty years experience.  She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and the Indiana Telephone Pioneers.

Services for Mary Pace will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/17/04

McMunn – George J. McMunn, Jr., of Bloomington, IN, died Saturday, January 17, 2003, at the Meadowood Health Pavilion.  Born on August 9, 1927, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of George J. McMunn, Sr. and F. LaVaughn Bestwick.  He married Shirley Brooking on March 5, 1971, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons:  George J. McMunn, III, and Edward T. McMunn, both of Greensburg, PA, and Jeffrey S. Canada and his wife, Gloria, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Susan L. Olenick and her husband, Gabe, of Greensburg, PA; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  He  was preceded in death by his parents.

A 1952 graduate of the University Pittsburgh, he retired from management for Westinghouse Electric and was a World War II veteran.  He attended Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, York Rite, and Bahia Shrine Temple.

Services for George J. McMunn, Jr. will be at 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in East McKeesport, PA.  Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/16/04

Mitchell – Buddy Glenn Mitchell of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, January 16, 2004, following a truck-train accident on SR 60 West at Liberty Church Road.  Born on October 18, 1944, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Harden Emanuel and Eunice Alma (Foley) Mitchell.  He married Lorna L. McKnown on May 4, 1998, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are stepchildren:  Marsha Parker of Mitchell, IN, Jeff Foster of Washington, IN; two sisters, Connie Root and husband, Norman of Mitchell, IN, and Rita Rudd of Iron Station , NC; and seven step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was an employee of the Lawrence County Highway Department and was a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Services for Buddy Glenn Mitchell will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Steve Jones and Bro. Reno Bates officiating.  Family graveside services will be on Wednesday at Lawrenceport Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church.  Memorial gifts may be made to to Mitchell Wesleyan Church Building Fund.


01/15/04

Oswalt – E. Lucille Oswalt of Bedford, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, January 15, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on August 23, 1913, in Clay County, IN, she was the daughter of Jasper Aden and Charlotte (Hock) Turner.  She married James T. Oswalt, M.D. on December 22, 1937, and he died January 13, 1980.

Surviving are one son, James T. Oswalt, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Evelyn Jean Williams and husband, Rob, of Mitchell, IN; five grandchildren:  Alice Oswalt, Vinvent Oswalt and wife, Jennifer, Rebecca Thacker, Matt Williams and wife, Heidi, Nathan Williams and wife, Mary Beth; four step-grandchildren: Pam Miller, Bradley Miller, Dan Miller and wife, Kendra, and Andrew Miller and wife, Stacy; three great-grandchildren:  Megan and Ryan Oswalt and Kate Williams; and two step-great-grandchildren, Logan Miller and Jade Miller.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Betty Jean Riley.

She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.  A 1931 graduate of Brazil High School, she had been a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross during World War II.

Services for Lucille Oswalt will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 19th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.  Memorial gifts may be made to Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation in care of the funeral home.


01/13/04

Pace – Ruby C. Pace of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at her residence.  Born on September 23, 1912, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Ross ad Chloe Mae (Box) Terrell.  She married Morrell S. Pace on October 11, 1928, and he died January 4, 1971.

Surviving are two daughters, Doris Irene Bunch and her husband, Leon, and Nancy K. Pace, all of Bedford, IN; four sons:  Everett Mack Pace and his wife, Vivian, Roy Edward Pace and his wife, Mary Jane, all of Bedford, IN, Jack Dean Pace and his wife, Ruth, of Oolitic, IN, and Morrell Pace, Jr., of Indianapolis; seventeen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Robert Dale Pace; five brothers:  Paul, Merle, Raymond, Carl, and George Terrell; one sister, Gladys Barlow; and two grandsons, Randy and Phillip Pace.

She was a housewife and a member of the First Church of God and of the Women of the Church of God.

Services for Ruby Pace will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Floyd Brick officiating.  Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Vilet – Leonard Frank Vilet of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Western Springs and Riverside, IL, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center.  Born on November 7, 1916, in Oak Park, IL, he was the son of Joseph and Rose Vilet, Sr.  He married Estelle Hudson, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Pruett and husband, Gary, of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Joseph Vilet, Jr., of Sycamore, IL; one sister, Ruth Erb of Watertown, WI; and two granddaughters, Betsy Pruett Wolf and husband, Bill, of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Holly Pruett of Mitchell, IN.  He was preceded in death by his wife.

A graduate of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL, he was a pipe fitter/steam fitter and was a US Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Ninth Naval Construction Brigade (Seabees) at Iwo Jima and a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He was a member of Pipe Fitters' Union Local 597 in Chicago.

Services for Frank Vilet will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.


01/11/04

Coleman – Janet May Coleman of San Diego, CA, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004, in San Diego.  Born on January 9, 1937, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Lela (Riggs) Reynolds.  She married John Coleman on June 9, 1957, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Shelley Larkins and husband, William, of Portland, OR, and Suzanne Coleman of Mitchell, IN; her mother, Lela Reynolds of Mitchell, IN; and two granddaughters, Zoe and Sally Larkins of Portland, OR.  She was preceded in death by her father.

After twenty-two years she retired from Federal service, having held positions with various agencies in Washington, D.C., Seal Beach, CA, and San Diego, and was working as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist upon retirement.  She was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School and a 1973 graduate of San Diego State University.  She was a member of the University Christian Church in San Diego, where she served in many volunteer positions.

Services for Janet Coleman will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.


01/10/04

Hensley – Charles Winfred Hensley of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on May 29, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Albert and Ellen (Atchison) Hensley.  He married Frances Pearl Bex on July 9, 1955, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Rick Hensley of Mitchell, IN, and George Hensley of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one daughter, Pamela Hensley of Norfolk, VA; one brother, Willard Hensley of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from the Indiana State Highway Department and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He attended the Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Charles Hensley will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 13th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Don White officiating.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Jackson – Viola S. Jackson of Bedford, IN, died January 10, 2004, at the Bedford Medical Center.  Born on December 22, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer and Lela (Williamson) Smith.  She married Charles C. Jackson on July 13, 1939, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters:  Connie Sue Arnold and her husband, Edward E. of Huntsville, AL, and Linda Kay Gentner and her husband, Craig, of Freemont, CA; one brother, Norman Smith of Oolitic, IN; three sisters:  Alma Smith and Audrey Myers, both of Bedford, IN, and Betty Jo Taflinger of Mitchell, IN; two grandsons, Eddie and Chuck Arnold of Alabama; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, and twin boys Tyler and Spencer, all of Alabama; three step-grandchildren:  Scott, Travis, and Michael Gentner.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Meadows; and two brothers, Lewis and Leslie Smith.

She was a homemaker and a life-long member of Faith Mission Church.

Services for Viola Jackson will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14th, at the Faith Mission Church with the Revs. Leonard Sankey and Steve Stetler officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Faith Mission Church.  The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


01/09/04

Hopkins – Catherine L. Walls Hopkins of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born of July 26, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Erie G. and Knoxie L. (Hughes) Terrell.  She married Robert W. Walls on June 12, 1946, and he died October 12, 1992.  She married William R. Hopkins on October 14, 1996, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Daniel R. Walls and his wife, Janet, of Bedford, IN, and Randy J. Walls; two daughters, Belinda L. Chaney and her husband, Harold, and Deborah L. Kirk, all of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Michael Hopkins and his wife, Shelly, of Indianapolis; three brothers:  Wilbert L., Vernie A., and Gary D. Terrell, all of Bedford, IN; Six sisters:  Helen V. Deckard, Marcia D. Canada, Connie L. Murphy, Sharon K. Ratliff, and Rita A. Henderson, all of Bedford, IN, and Jeri J. Gaines of Texas; eleven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren: and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, and three grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Services for Catherine Hopkins will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Neal – Vicky L. Neal of Bedford, IN, died Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Bloomington Hospital.  Born on November 13, 1954, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Russell and Wanda (Greer) Hutton.  She married Robert F. Neal on June 7, 1994, and he died November 20, 1996.

Surviving is her companion, Charlie Root and his son, Rodney Root of Bedford, IN; he father and step-mother, Russell and Janet Hutton of Bedford, IN; mother-in-law, Violet Bridwell of Bedford, IN; two daughter, Lindsay McCleery of Lafayette, IN, and Abby Anderson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Gary Hutton and his wife, Pat, of Bedford, IN; two step-sons, Frank Neal and R. Jay Neal, both of Indianapolis; one step-daughter, Jeanne Forman of Monticello, IN; one grandson, Logan Russell Bundy; two step-grandsons, David Oberle and Roland Neal; one step-granddaughter, Emmabelle Neal; and two nephews, Kevin and Darren Hutton.  She was preceded in death by her mother, her husband, and her grandmother, Nona Oexman.

She retired from AT&T and was a quality control inspector for Cook's in Bloomington.  She was a member of the Bedford Eagles Lodge #654, American Legion Auxiliary Gillen Post #33, and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club.

Services for Vicky Neal will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/08/04

Abbott – George A. Abbott of Leesburg, FL, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, at his residence.  Born on August 16, 1936, in Iowa, he was the son of Lyman and Dorthea (Oswandle) Abbott.  He married Sharon K. Grimes on May 18, 1985, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Gary B. Abbott and his wife, Jane, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Dian C. Klumpp and her husband, David, of Bedford, IN; two step-song, Mike Grimes and his wife, Sheila, of Muncie, IN, and Phillip Grives and his wife, Dixean, of Idaho Falls, ID; three brothers:  Bill Abbott of Florida, Charles Abbott of Nevada, and Mark Abbott of Michigan; three sisters:  Marilyn Robertson of Arizona, Dorothy Brandt of Iowa, and Lynn McCloud of North Carolina; his step-mother, Joan Johnson Abbott; five grandchildren, Kara, Eric, and Kayla Abbott and Chelsea and Miles Klumpp; six step-grandchildren:  Kara Cazee, Mike Grives, Robert Gammon, Mackenzie, Trevor, and Kyler Grimes; five step-great-grandchildren:  Kaylen, Taylor, and Jayden Carter, and Macie and Madelynn Grimes.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Abbott.

He was retired from the Indiana State Police and was of Protestant faith.  He was a member of the Indiana Troopers Benevolence Association and the Indiana National Guard.

Services for George Abbott will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Indiana State Police Chaplain officiating.  Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Mausoleum.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Osborn – Samuel E. Osborn, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, January 8, 2004, in Bedford.  Born on December 10, 1920, in Odessa, MO, he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Osborn.  He married Jeanne M. Moss on May 28, 1944, and she died December 3, 2003.

Surviving are one son, Samuel E. Osborn III and his wife, Pamela, of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Susan J. King and her husband, Ronald, of Versailles, KY; and five grandchildren:  Samuel E. Osborn IV and his wife, Joey, J. Joseph Osborn and his wife, Elizabeth, Hannah Claire Osborn, Abigail Christine King, and Amanda Marie King.  He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother, Dr. W.R. Osborn.

He established his dental practice in Bedford in 1946 and practiced until 1996.  He served as a detal officer in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II and again during the Korean War.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon and later as an elder, had been a member of the Bedford Rotary Club for over forty years, was a life member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the South Central Indiana Dental Society, where he served eighteen years as the Secretary-Treasurer.  In 2001, he was awarded the Honor Dentist of the South Central Dental Society.

Services for Samuel Osborn, Jr. will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church of Bedford.


01/05/04

Stevens – Ronald C. Stevens of Bedford, IN, died Monday, January 5, 2004, in Bradenton, FL.  Born December 29, 1939, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Walter C. and Josephine Ruth (Compton) Stevens.  He married Priscilla R. Tanksley, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Jamie Strunk and her husband, Tim, of Bedford, IN; two sons, Paul Stevens and his wife, Jacy, and Ken Stevens and his wife, Vonda, all of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Jerry Stevens and his wife, Judy, of Mitchell, IN, and Jim Stevens and his wife, Sharon of Bedford, IN; one sister, Debbie George and her husband, Jim, of Aurora, IN; eight grandchildren:  Amanda Lawson and her husband, Shawn, Julie Kellams, Kephon Stevens, Elisabeth Strunk, Kiley Stevens, Matthew Strunk, Carter Stevens, and Cooper Stevens; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was retired from NWSC CRANE and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church and the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM.  Follow his retirement from CRANE, he asisted his brother with Cedar Valley Gold Course.

Services for Ronald Stevens will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10th, at the Hillcrest Christian Church with the Revs. Gary Cornwell and Charlie Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Saturday at the Hillcrest Christian Church.


01/04/04

Jourdan – Esther Laura (Hartman) Jourdan of Evansville, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 4, 2004, at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville.  Born on May 8, 1907, in California, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Meta (Niehaus) Hartman.  She married William P. Jourdan, and he died in 1969.

Surviving are three daughters:  Carolyn M. Jourdan of Indianapolis, Wilma Jean Nesbitt and her husband, Don, of Clarks Summitt, PA, and Elizabeth Ann Machek and her husband, Richard of Madison, IN; one sister, Aline Knaebel of Ormand Beach, FL; six grandchildren:  Susan M. Bauer, Carrie E. Bender, and Laura L. Schutte, all of Evansville, IN, and Amy Ott, John and William Nesbitt, all of Pennsylvania; ten great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Arnold Dausmann and Edwin Hartman; and one sister, Hilda Hartman.

She was a school teach for thirty-eight years before retiring in 1973.  After retirement she volunteered numerous hours at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, where she served as an elder and member of the choir, attended St. Mark's United Church of Christ in Evansville.  She received the Book of Golden Deeds Award, Woman of the Year, and was Grand Marshall of the Bedford Christmas Parade in 1990.

Services for Esther Jourdan will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kim of the St. Mark's United Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from noon until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford, the St. Mark's United Church of Christ of Evansville, IN, or Reach for Recovery.


01/02/04

Blake – George R. Blake of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, January 2, 2004, at White River Lodge.  Born on December 11, 1915, in Hardinsburg, KY, he was the son of Chester and Lydia (Blair) Blake.  He married Rosella Holmes, and she died in 1970.  He married DeAnna E. Cooper and she died in 2000.

Surviving are two daughters, Georgett "Peggy" Davis and husband, Merle, and Ann Dotts and husband, Roger, all of Mitchell, IN; four sons:  Henry Blake of Bedford, IN, Albert Blake and wife, Janey, and Guy Blake and wife, Kathy, all of Mitchell, IN, and Joe Blake of Medora, IN; three step-daughters, Elaine Wright of Lawrenceville, IL, and Esther Hamilton of Princeton, IN, and DeAnna Stephens of Ohio;  two step-sons, Marvin Early, Jr. of Lawrenceville, IL, and Ronald Early of Bedford, IN; twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two wives; one daughter, Barbara Jean Blake; one son, James R. Blake; four sisters:  Bessie Pate, Dorothy Linsey, Elizabeth Early, and Iva Mae (Bland) Randall; and two brothers, Joe Blake and William Blake.

He was a heavy equipment operator and was retired from Mitchell Crushed Stone.  He was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ of Spice Valley.

There will be graveside services for George Blake at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 5th, at Connerley Switch Cemetery with Pastor Steve Epley officiating.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Kidd – Hobert C. Kidd of Springville, IN, died Saturday, January 3, 2004, at his residence.  Born on Mary 23, 1926, in Delta, KY, he was the son of Harley and Pearlie (Thompson) Kidd.  He married Wilma Jean Meadows on August 14, 1952, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Sue Smith and her husband, Billy, of Celina, TN; two sons, Steven Kidd and his wife, Allison, of Avoca, IN, and Terry Kidd and his wife, Terri Lynn, of Oolitic, IN; three sisters:  Arie Rush of Bedford, IN, and Dottie Murphy and Wilma Kidd, both of Seymour, IN; two brothers, Gola and Ernie Kidd, both of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He had been a truck driver for several firms, had worked in the aluminum industry, was a timber harvester, and retired from Indiana Limestone Company.  He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Services for Hobert Kidd will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6th, at Grace Baptist Church with Roscoe Godsey officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Richard – Connie Kelly Richard of Guthrie, IN, died Friday, January 2, 2004, at her residence.  Born February 4, 1945, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Robert O. and Nina F. (Garsnett) Kelly.  she married Jerry Richard on June 20, 1992, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Tricia Owens Hillenburg and her husband, Dennis, of Bedford, IN; one son, Trent Owens and his wife, Nancy, of Bedford, IN; her mother, Nina Kelly of the Guthrie community; two sister, Cathy A. Gilbert of Santa Claus, IN, and Debbie K. Combs of Unionville, IN; one niece and three nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a data technician and secretary at Vitro Corporation in Bloomington and was of the Christian faith.

Services for Connie Richard will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Phil Vaughan officiating.  Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sons – Robert Harold Sons of Bedford, IN, died Friday, January 2, 2004, at the Bloomington Hospital.  Born on December 22, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William E. and Della M. Sons.  He married Patsy Ruth Conley and she died in 1999.  He married Carolyn Sue Tillett on October 20, 2001, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one step-daughter, Melanie Phillips and her husband, David, of Bedford, IN; two step-grandchildren, Cassandra Waldridge of Mitchell, IN, and Kacie Waldridge of Bedford, IN; two step-great-grandchildren, Felicity Again and Tyson Again; and several nieces and nephews.  He was precided by his parents; his first wife; several brothers and sisters; and two children, Beth and Penny (in infancy)

He was employed at RCA for many years was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Bedford.

There will be graveside services for Robert Sons at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7th, at Dive Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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