2008-09 (October)

October 31, 2008

Bruce A. Hewetson

Feb. 5, 1951 — Oct. 28, 2008

Bruce A. Hewetson, 57, of Bedford, died at 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 5, 1951, in Bedford, he was the son of Bruce R. and June (King) Hewetson. He married Julie Johnson on June 30, 1984, and she survives.

Bruce graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1969. He graduated from Indiana University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He attended the I.U. School of Law, where he was editor of the Indiana Law Review. He was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1976. He began his practice with Clarence Donovan and Gordon Emery and was Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Lawrence County. He has practiced as an attorney for 33 years with Donovan, Emery, Hewetson & Pittman Law Office. He served on the District No. 10 Pro Bono Committee and as the North Lawrence School Attorney.

Bruce was a member and elder of the Community Baptist Fellowship Church in Bedford, the Lawrence County Bar Association, and Bedford Kiwanis Club. He served on the board of the Lawrence County Cancer Society, the board of the American Red Cross and was an honorary member of the board of the Thornton Memorial Boys Club. He was president of the Lawrence County Aquatics Swim Club and a past president of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence County Community Foundation. He was a former assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop No. 332 and was an avid tennis player and fisherman.

Bruce Hewetson, a man dedicated to his community, was even more devoted to his family. Bruce was the husband to Julie Johnson Hewetson, and they were planning to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in June of this coming year. For the past 25 years, together they truly enjoyed traveling, attending I.U. sporting events, and supporting their children. He found a lot of joy in watching his children, Anah and Barron, grow and develop into the wonderful contributing individuals that they have become. Barron has recently graduated from Wabash, and he is continuing his education in Indianapolis. Anah has just started her freshman year at the University of Virginia where she has joined the dance team, and Bruce enjoyed many travels to Virginia spent encouraging Anah in dance and her freshman year. Bruce was a strong man in Christ, and everyday he carried and lived by the verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” As a family, they shared many joyful times, none of which will be forgotten.

Survivors include his wife, Julie, of Bedford; his mother, June Hewetson, of Bedford; one son, Barron Bruce Hewetson of Indianapolis; one daughter, Anah Kathleen Hewetson, a student of the University of Virginia; one brother, Don J. Hewetson and wife Teri of Rock Hill, S.C.; one sister, Debra Dermody and husband Frank of Oakmont, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Brian Johnson and wife Linda of San Antonio, Texas, Reed Johnson and wife Shana of Avon; his mother-in-law, Ruth L. Johnson of Bedford; seven nephews, Clint Hewetson, Frank Dermody, Dirk Hewetson, Garrett Johnson, Cole Johnson, Gavin Johnson, Hunter Johnson; and two nieces, Jessica Hewetson and Cara Dermody.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce R. Hewetson, and his father-in-law, Bill Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Community Baptist Fellowship Church with Pastor Eric Kennedy and Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, the Thornton Memorial Boys Club, the Limestone Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 332 or the Hewetson Family Scholarship Fund.

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

Benjamin J. Elliott

July 26, 1955 — Sept. 27, 2008

Benjamin Joseph “Benny Joe” Elliott, 53, Bloomington, died Sept. 27 at Bloomington Hospital.

He was disabled.

Survivors include three sisters, Tangie Jarrard, Bonita Springs, Fla., Sally Elliott, Red Wing, Minn., and Margie Riley, Kingwood, Texas; three nephews; and one niece.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be to Bloomington Hospital Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

October 30, 2008

Bertha M. Varvel

July 21, 1932 — Oct. 2008

Bertha Marie Varvel, 76, Orleans, passed away Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 21, 1932, in Orleans, the daughter of Claude and Blanche (Chastain) Ingram. She was married for 57 years to C. Dale Varvel. They were married Aug. 4, 1951.

She retired, due to health problems, from the office of V.V. Pillai, M.D., in Bedford. She was a 1950 graduate of Orleans High School and was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Associate Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority in Orleans.

Surviving with her husband, Dale of Orleans, are two daughters; Gwen Baker of Orleans, and Regina Grimes and husband Benny of Mitchell; a sister, Sylvia Magner of North Vernon; a brother, Donald Ingram and wife Jean of Salem; six grandchildren: Darren Baker, Devin Baker and Danelle Bush, all of Orleans, Joshua Grimes and Raymond Grimes, both of Mitchell, and Misti Grimes Bishop of Auburn, Wash.; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bertha’s parents; a brother-in-law, Glenn Magner; and two infant daughters: Marlene and Michelle; and a granddaughter, Sara, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Michel Mahler officiating. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery, Ind. 60 East, Mitchell.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. There will be a Phi Beta Psi memorial service at 7 p.m. today.

Casketbearers will be: Darren Baker, Devin Baker, Justin Bush, Benny Grimes, Joshua Grimes and Raymond Grimes.

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

Rev. Kenneth A. McVey

March 7, 1923 — Oct. 28, 2008

Rev. Kenneth A. McVey, 85, Martinsville, formerly of Shoals, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday at his son’s residence in Martinsville.

Born March 7, 1923, in Bucklin, Kan., he was the son of Jesse Thomas and Lota Vida (Gratner) McVey. He married Lillian Mae Sadler on May 11, 1946, in Grand Junction, Colo., and she survives.

He was a minister and Bible scholar. He was a missionary to the country of Brazil for over 30 years. He began his ministry by starting Hope Mission in the gold mining town of Victor, Colo., in 1948. He worked for Ajax Mines. His co-workers referred to him as the “Sky Pilot,” guiding them to Heaven.

He was educated in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Immanuel Missionary Bible College. He was a member and minister of Immanuel Missionary Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Suriving with his wife, Lillian, of Martinsville, are, two sons: Andrew McVey and wife Judy of Odon, and Gordon L. McVey and wife Nubia of Martinsville; one daughter, Mary Beth Ross of Bedford; one brother, John McVey of Harrah, Okla.; one daughter-in-law, Sharon McVey of Shoals; grandchildren: Ben McVey of Westfield, Laverna Anderson of Chugwater, Wyo., Gilbrith Dorman of Sulamanca, N.Y., Cyndi Ann Ross of Bedford, Ricki Lynn Ross of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sarah Lee Ann and Samuel Lee McVey, both of Martinsville; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Edith Ann Dorman; six brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Shoals Holiness Church Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Graveside rites will be accorded by the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and from noon until the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Missionary Northern Brazil Missions in care of the funeral home.

Ferrell O. Anderson

June 16, 1920 — Oct. 28, 2008

Ferrell O. “Andy” Anderson, 88, of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday.

The son of Omer N. and Carrie J. (Lagle) Anderson, Ferrell was born June 16, 1920 in Mitchell.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Ferrell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood. He was an industrial engineer with Inland Container Corporation for 18 years. Later, Ferrell was owner of Andy Anderson & Associates in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jean (Erwin) Anderson of Greenwood; daughters: Karen J. (Doug) Lawrie of Indianapolis, Diana J. (Mike) Sturm of Spencerville, and Cheri J. Anderson of Avon; brother, Robert H. Anderson of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Ferrell was preceded in death by a son, Ferrell Scott Anderson and brothers: Howard J. and Charles E. Anderson.

Dr. Thomas Bridges will conduct funeral services at noon, Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 West Main Street. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, 99 West Main Street, Greenwood, IN 46142.

Online condolences are available at www.wilsonstpierre.com.

Stephen M. Bex

Jan.22, 1950 — Sept. 20, 2008

Stephen Michael Bex, 58, formerly of Mitchell, died Sept. 20.

He was a Mitchell High School graduate.

Survivors include his mother, Dathena E. Mitchell-Bex, Indianapolis; three children; a sister, Brenda Bex Davis; two nephews and one niece.

Burial was at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

October 29, 2008

Eldena R. Lagle

Nov. 13, 1938 — Oct. 28, 2008

Eldena Rogers Lagle, 69, West Mourland, Tenn., died Oct. 28 at her residence

She was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Clovis and Thelma (Hillenburg) Rogers. She married Richard D. Lagle and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

She grew up in East Oolitic, she also loved crafting and crocheting

Survivors include her husband, Richard D. Lagle of West Mourland, Tenn.; four daughters: Rita Rodriguez of Idaho, Sherry Koontz and husband Bill of Bloomington, Sheila Brown of Tennessee, and Rhonda Byrd and husband Standley of Indianapolis; two sons: Gregory Lagle and Richard “Rick” D. Lagle, both of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Linda Tumey, Lana Chenault, and Connie Mathis, all of Bedford, and Carolyn Beal of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kenneth Rogers and James Rogers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday the funeral home.

Kathryn Y. Mount

April 16, 1931 — Oct. 24, 2008

A memorial service for Kathryn Y. Mount, 77, Killeen, Texas, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at LifeWay Fellowship in Killeen.

Kathryn Y. Mount died Oct. 24, at Metroplex Hospital. She was born April 16, 1931, in Bedford, the daughter of Harold and Marguerite (Doyle) Yarling.

She married Richard F. Mount on Aug. 17, 1952. They had two children.

She was a homemaker and a business owner.

She came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of 30 in Saudi Arabia through a dear friend, Lenora Cook. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. When she moved to Killeen, she became active with LifeWay Fellowship.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Richard F. Mount of Killeen; a brother, Stephen Yarling of Henderson, Nev.; her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Becky Mount of Clover, South Carolina; her daughter, Julie Mount, Killeen; three grandchildren; and three-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642; 312-587-9272 or www.pulmonryfibrosis.org.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 S. Fort Hood Street, Killeen.

Bonnie L. Holmes

1935 — 2008

Bonnie L. Holmes, 73, Bedford, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include four children: Mike, Barbara, Wayne and Richard; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

There will be private family graveside services.

The family requests no flowers be sent.

Eugene H. Harrough

May 7, 1923 — Oct. 28, 2008

Eugene H. Harrough, 85, Bloomington, died early Tuesday morning at his residence.

He spent his professional career with Whaley Construction and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Maudeline Johnson Harrough, Bloomington; sons: Randy Harrough, New Whiteland, and Douglas Harrough, Orlando, Fla.; and daughter, Robin Wykoff, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old Highway 37.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Free Methodist Church or Bloomington Hospital Hospice.

October 28, 2008

Vernon Green

July 27, 1926 — Oct. 27, 2008

Vernon J. Green, 82, Mitchell, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 27, 1926, in Mitchell, he was the son of Louis and Theresa (Davis) Green. He married Dymple Pruitt on July 16, 1945.

He retired from U.S. Gypsum and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1945. Vernon was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Naval Armed Guard as a Gunners Mate Third Class aboard the USS Dartmouth in the South Pacific and was the recipient of a Bronze Star. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

He was co-owner of Dymple’s Delight Persimmon Products from 1968-1998.

Surviving are his wife, Dymple R. Green of Mitchell; a son, Christopher Green and wife Amelia of Mooresville; a granddaughter, Rachael Green; a sister, Pauline Taylor of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Audrey Wynn of Mitchell; nephew, Steve Wynn of Orleans; and several other nephews and nieces.

His parents; brothers: Everett and Arthur Green; and sisters: Mildred Cummings and Margaret Mass, preceded him in death.

A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell with Father Rick Eldred and Father Paul Landwerlen officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors 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 4-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. A rosary service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Marjorie F. McFarlan

June 12, 1920 — Oct. 28, 2008

Marjorie F. (Covey) McFarlan, 88, Bedford, died at 5:05 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born June 12, 1920, in Guthrie, the daughter of James and Mary (Young) Covey. She married Bert McFarlan on Feb. 5, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1992.

She was an inspector at RCA in Bloomington for 25 years, and at Westinghouse for 12 years. She retired in 1982.

She was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Nancy Rogers of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews in the Lawrence County area.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and four half-sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Benny M. Maddox

Sept. 19, 1929 — Ocr. 27, 2008

Benny M. Maddox, 79, of 1518 Guthrie Road, Bedford, died at 4:35 p.m. on Monday, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 19, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Cletus and Lessie (Hardin) Maddox. He married Glenda M. Lemon on Nov. 13, 1954, and she survives.

Benny loved farming and being in the outdoors. He enjoyed music, fishing and hunting. He once caught a wild turkey with his bare hands. He was a life-long attendee at the Valley Mission Church. He enjoyed life to the fullest, he never met a stranger and always had a good word about everyone.

Benny was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War as a staff sergeant with the 999th Artillery Division.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda; one son, Ted Maddox and wife Diane; one daughter, Anita Ritter and husband Gary, all of Guthrie; grandchildren: Matthew Ritter and wife Andrea, Heather Moore and husband Matthew, and Danielle Maddox and Jake Maddox; one great-grandchild, Madelyn Grace Ritter; two step-great-grandchildren: Tayler and Isiah Moore; one brother, Dale Maddox and wife Mildred of Guthrie; two sisters-in-law: Esta and Loretta Maddox, both of Guthrie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers: Richard, Harry, Ray, Roy and Gene.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Valley Mission Church with Pastor Duane Brown and John Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday, all at the church.

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

October 27, 2008

Stella M. Carr

Sept. 13, 1915 — Oct. 26, 2008

Stella M. Carr, Westlake, Ohio, formerly of Defiance, Ohio, and Bedford, died Sunday at the Lutheran Home in Westlake.

She was born Sept. 13, 1915, in Bedford, the daughter of Walter and Myrtle (Justus) Reynolds. She married Garold H. Carr Sr. in 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1988.

She worked as a nurses’ aide in nursing homes in Indiana and also worked at the Big Boy Restaurant in Defiance, Ohio.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Oberhaus, North Ridgeville, Ohio; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garold; her parents; two sons, John L. and Garold H. Carr Jr.; one daughter, Beth Ann Carr; five brothers; and four sisters.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford where burial will follow.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mast-Mock-Hoffman, Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Cresthaven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The Mast-Mock-Hoffman-Hankenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, is in charge of the arrangements.

Herschel M. Slaven

Sept. 19, 1923 — Oct. 24, 2008

Herschel M. Slaven, 85, Washington, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday at his residence.

He was involved in route grocery sales for 28 years with Lewis Grocery Co. of Evansville and wasa U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include daughters, Charlotte Geary, Washington, Carol Todd, Bedford, and Linda Slaven, Washington; sons, Michael Slaven, Washington, and Mark Slaven, Orland Park, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Adams, and Dixie Chattin, both of Washington, Mary Jennison, Martinsville, and Gertrude Cannon, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a dear friend, Dorothy Allen, East Point, Ga.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home in Washington with the Rev. Phil Kessen officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Washington American Legion and VFW.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 26, 2008

Dennis Joe Pridemore, 61

Aug. 9, 1947 — Oct. 24, 2008

Dennis Joe Pridemore, 61, of Mitchell, Indiana, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Indiana.

He was born August 9, 1947, in Mitchell, Indiana, to his parents, Leon and Mildred Ruth Bush Pridemore.

He graduated from Mitchell High School with the class of 1965. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He was retired from Bruner Engineering in Bedford. Dennis was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church and attended the Mitchell Church of Christ, where he helped with the food pantry. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and the Marvin Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also volunteered at the Regeneration Store in Mitchell.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Mildred Ruth Reynolds of Mitchell; a daughter, Samantha Nier of Mitchell; and two brothers, Adrian Pridemore of Mitchell and Brian Pridemore of Bedford, Indiana. There are several aunts, uncles, cousins and one niece who survive, along with dear friends with whom he kept in close contact.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Pridemore; his daughter, Sherry Lynn Pridemore; and his step-father, George Thomas Reynolds.

The funeral for Dennis Pridemore will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, Indiana. Bro. David Conley will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell, Indiana, with military rites by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion of Mitchell and the Marvin Davis VFW post #9107 of Mitchell.

Pallbearers will be Adrian Pridemore, Steve Stine, Robert Slone, Terry Wayne Slone, Derek Deckard and Brian Pridemore.

Friends are invited to call at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Linda Lou Gilstrap, 54

March 6, 1954 — Oct. 24, 2008

Linda Lou Gilstrap, 54, of Salem, died Friday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, April Stroud of Mitchell; one son, Michael Gilstrap of Salem; and one sister, Pattty Richardson.

Cremation was chosen, with services at a later date. Interment is at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

Dawalt Funeral Homes in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Peyten Alexandria Jade Harden, 5

May 19, 2003 — Oct. 21, 2008

Peyten Alexandria Jade Harden, 5, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at her residence. She was born on May 19, 2003, in Indianapolis.

Survivors include parents Terry and Janet Sullivan of Greene County; Jessica Harden of Oolitic; sisters Jennifer Williams, Wendy Campbell, Zoie McGlocklin and Terri Lynn Sullivan; and brothers Tracy Sullivan and Jonathan Harden.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Greene County Chapel United Methodist Church near Stanford. Burial will be at Greene County Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37, Bloomington, IN 47401.

October 25, 2008

Noah S. R. Gore

Oct. 21, 2008 — Oct. 21, 2008

Noah Samuel Ryan Gore, infant son of Samuel Nathan and Angela Lynn (Isaacs) Gore, 1204 Tripleton Pike, Bedford, died at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; a sister, Elizabeth Gore at home; a brother, Landon Gore at home; his maternal grandfather, Don Isaacs and wife Brenda of Springville; his maternal grandmother, Rose Isaacs of Oolitic; paternal grandparents, Danny and Laura Gore of Bedford; several cousins; great-grandparents; and maternal great-grandmother.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Herman Isaacs; maternal great-grandfather, Fergey; and maternal great-great-grandfather, John R. Suter.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Silverville Church of Christ Cemetery with Pastor Greg Bowman officiating. Burial will follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

October 24, 2008

Max L. Scott

June 14, 1955 — Oct. 22, 2008

Max L. Scott, 53, North Webster, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana at Fort Wayne.

He served in the camp ministry for 20 years, including 14 years at Indian Creek Camp near Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca S. (Quirk) Scott, North Webster; one daughter, Jessica Taylor, North Webster; two sons, Jeremy Scott, North Webster, and Jason Scott, Jasper; one grandson; and one sister, Nancy Elliott, Lucerne.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Webster Church of God, 301 N. Main St., North Webster, with John McKay and Jeff Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in North Webster Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday, all at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Tippecanoe Camp & Retreat Center.

Online condolences are available at www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

October 23, 2008

Helen H. Smith

Feb. 20, 1912 — Oct. 22, 2008

Helen Heitger Smith, 96, of Bedford, died Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Feb. 20, 1912, in Phenix, Mo., she was the only child of Clem and Nell (Killingsworth) Heitger.

A life-long parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Helen attended St. Vincent school, accelerating through with honors. She attended Bedford High School where she was competitive in sports. She excelled in golf and tennis, winning the City Tennis Championship in 1928, her senior year. At Bedford High School, she met Lyle Smith. Before marrying Lyle, Helen worked for the federal government in Indianapolis as an administrative assistant. In Indianapolis, she enjoyed the life of a young single. She excelled in shorthand and office administration and was asked repeatedly to take a government job in Washington, D.C.

She declined, preferring to return to Bedford to marry Lyle on July 8, 1939, raise a family and befriend the community. Helen worked as an administrative assistant in Bedford for many years finalizing her working career at the Bedford Medical Center as assistant to the president. Helen spent a number of years on the board of St. Vincent school, helping direct the school’s course and serving as president.

She was a member of the Altar Society, Women’s Dept. Club, A.A.R.P., Bedford Medical Center Auxiliary and the I.U. Alumni Assoc. The Indiana University basketball team has lost one of its most ardent fans. She kept her longtime season tickets well into her eighties. She was an avid gardener and bird watcher. An early photo shows Helen holding a wounded and healing bird in her hands. She enjoyed her morning coffee with many of God’s creatures on her patio. Mrs. Smith loved to fish, having been brought up with a love for the outdoors. The White River, Rice Lake in Wisconsin and Galveston Bay were her home waters. Recently, in a farm pond owned by friends, she hooked, landed and released a giant white catfish. Helen was 94 years old at the time. She returned again and again in search of the great white catfish.

Survivors include three sons: David Smith of Bedford, Joseph Smith of Zionsville and Steve Smith of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one son, Donald Patrick Smith.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the St. Vincent School or the Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

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

William H. Turner

Jan. 3, 1930 — Oct. 20, 2008

William H. Turner, 78, died Monday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Lawrence County, the son of Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Nethery) Turner. He married Ruth Helga Voight, Feb. 18, 1954, in Frankfort, Germany, and she survives.

He attended Needmore High School, served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and retired from Moon Freight Lines. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 135 and Dive Christian Church.

Surviving with his wife of 54 years, Ruth; are children: Michael Turner and wife Lisa of Bloomington, William Turner Jr. and wife Carol of Washington, and Jean Turner and Janet Fabris, both of Bloomington; grandchildren: Tara Turner, Milwaukee, Wis., Ashley Turner, Bloomington, Carrie Bailey and husband Todd of Indianapolis, Brian Fabris of San Mateo, Calif., Rachel Turner of Franklin, Mark Fabris and wife Shannon of Bloomington, and Steffanie Turner of Bloomington; a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Fabris of Bloomington; one sister, Judy Turner of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Archie; and his mother-in-law, Kate Rounds.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bloomington Hospital Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402 or the American Cancer Society.

October 22, 2008

Carl David Curtis

June 3, 1945 — Oct. 22, 2008

Carl David “Dave” Curtis, 63, of 241 South Hill Drive, Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 3, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Joe and Barbara (Greene) Curtis. He married Patricia Erwin on Aug. 20, 1966, and she survives.

Dave was a supervisor for General Motors in Bedford and was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his parents, are his wife, Patricia of Bedford; one son, Tod Curtis and wife Cindy of Bedford; one daughter, Elizabeth Grant and husband Justin of Bloomington; four grandchildren: Austin and Ashleigh Curtis, and Morgan and Jordan Grant; four sisters: Rita Ward of Paragon, Rhea Sanderson of Bedford, Nancy Schulenburg of Bedford and Mary Franklin of Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday, at the mortuary.

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

Edith J. Masterson

Nov. 14, 1925 — Oct. 13, 2008

Edith Joan Masterson, 82, Mitchell, died Monday, Oct. 13.

Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Spencer County, she was the daughter of James D. and Eugenia (Strassell) Hayden.

She graduated from Butler University and attained her master’s degree at Indiana University. She retired as director of Speedway Library and previously worked at Martinsville Library, Eastwood Junior High, Chatard High School and the Indiana State Library.

She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was also a volunteer with the Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Joan was a Master Gardener and had a passion for basketball and reading to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Jennifer Spiegel and husband Chris Miles of England, Julia Sears of Mitchell, Janet and husband Steve Connors of Syracuse, N.Y., Jane Cohen of Poland, Ind., Phil Spiegel of Carlisle, David and wife Debbie Spiegel of Elk Grove Village, Ill, Susan Griffin of McCordsville, and Howard Masterson of Cloverdale; grandchildren: Amy Sears, Emily and husband Carl Drake, Bonnie Sears, Zoe and husband Jason Frantz, Andy Connors, Paul Connors, David and wife Anamaria Connors, Isaac and wife Danell Cohen, Anjali Cohen, Dustin Lare, Jordan Adams, Jessica Griffin, Jarrod Griffin, and Nicole Masterson; great-grandchildren: Jon Drake, Joceyln Drake, Audrianna Johnson, Jaida Cohen, and Brooklyn Reno; and many other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allan Spiegel; sons: Christian Spiegel and Andrew Spiegel; second husband, Joe Masterson; and son-in-law, John Sears.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating.

Cremation was chosen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summit of Courage (The People’s Burn Foundation) 323 North Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, or a library of donor’s choice in memory of Joan Masterson.

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

Manford ‘Bud’ Rife

Feb. 17, 1944 — Oct. 17, 2008

Manford “Bud” Rife, 64, 2905 Washington Ave., Bedford, passed away at 9:59 p.m. on Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1944, in Rochester, he was the son of Lloyd and Dolly (Kingery) Rife. He married Ellen Louise Draper on April 3, 1971.

He was a funeral director and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen L. Rife of Bedford; sons: Mark Charles Rife and wife Samantha, and Michael Alan Rife, all of Orleans; a daughter, Kristina Louise Beyers and husband Nicholas of Mitchell; a sister, Carole Rife of Lewanna; and a brother, Jerry Rife of Kewanna; and seven grandchildren.

His parents; and sister, Janet Loveless, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial gifts should be made to Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Agency, Indianapolis; Baptist Children’s Home, Valparaiso; the Ronald McDonald House, Riley Hospital, Indianapolis; or the Pregnancy Care Centers of Bedford and Mitchell.

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

October 21, 2008

Joel W. Stillions Sr.

Oct. 28, 1951 — Oct. 19, 2008

Joel W. (Ward) Stillions Sr., 56, of 222 Crest Motel Road, Bedford, died at 7:10 p.m. on Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1951, in Bedford, he was the son of Harley and Nellie (Deckard) Stillions. He married Terri Stafford on April 10, 1971, and she survives.

He was a welder and fabricator for Reynolds, Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving with his wife, Terri, are two daughters: Bridget and Wendi Stillions, both of Bedford; one son, Joel Stillions II of Bedford; eight grandchildren: Chase, Chance and Tabin Stillions, Colby Stillions, Harleigh Kyndall Kern, Blaine Stillions, Hannah and Haleigh Williams; one brother, Gary Stillions of Bedford; one sister, Linda Cobb of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two nephews: Ernie Joel Cobb and Earl Dean Cobb.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

A private graveside service will follow at Judah Church of Christ Cemetery with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating.

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

October 20, 2008

John C. Osborn

April 21, 1922 — Oct. 12, 2008

John Cyrus Osborn, 86, Saginaw, Mich., formerly of Bedford, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, at Covenant-Cooper in Saginaw.

Born April 21, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of John William and Fannie (Brill) Osborn. He married Evelyn Wicker on June 6, 1954.

He retired from General Motors in April of 1984 after 33 years of service. During his time at General Motors, he had assignments in Bedford; Saginaw, Mich.; and Bay City, Mich.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 and on the USS Baldwin in Europe and Africa.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Osborn, Saginaw; a brother, William Osborn of Oregon; and a sister, Frances Vincent of Massachusetts.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery, with 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 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Molly E. Ramey

June 3, 1942 — Oct. 19, 2008

Molly E. (Mannix) Ramey, 66, Mitchell, passed away peacefully at her home at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 3, 1942, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Buford E. and Martha R. (Carpenter) Mannix. She married Max Ramey on Sept. 13, 1965.

She was a nurse and had been employed at Hospitality House in Bloomington. Molly was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, the Indiana Nurses Association and Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa.

Surviving are her husband, Max Ramey of Mitchell; children, Richard Scott Ramey, Hartford City, Susan Ramey Johnson, Huron, Kent Emerson Ramey, Mitchell, and Kurt Thomas Ramey, Mitchell; granddaughter, Chloe Grace Ramey; and a sister, Susan Branaman, Bedford.

Her parents; one son, Donovan Glen Ramey; and brothers, Buford Lynn Mannix, Michael Ralph Mannix, and Larry Mannix, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Father Carl Beekman Jr. officiating.

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

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

October 19, 2008

Thomas C. Hall

Jan. 12, 1969 — Oct. 17, 2008

Thomas C. Hall, 39, of Mitchell, died Friday at his residence.

He was a laborer.

Survivors include his mother, Brenda Hall of Mitchell, and a brother, Donald Leroy Hall of Indianapolis.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Cremation was chosen.

Dawn Ellen Lytle

March 10, 1963 — Oct. 17, 2008

Dawn Ellen Lytle, 45, of Springville, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008, at her residence.

Born March 10, 1963, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Jack and Georgia (Fisher) Randolph.

Dawn was a Registered Nurse at Indiana M.R.I. in Bloomington, and worked 15 years at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo.

She enjoyed baking cakes, traveling and boating.

Dawn attended Smithville Christian Church, and was an active participant in Miles for Myeloma.

Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Marty Lytle of Springville; her parents, Jack and Georgia Randolph of Galveston, IN; one brother, Brett Randolph (Laura) of McNeal, AZ; father-in-law, Bill Lytle of Kokomo; sister-in-law, Missy Eichmiller (Sam) of Bedford; one niece and three nephews, Ashley and Kyle Randolph, and Ben and Andrew Eichmiller, all at home.

Dawn was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Marcia (Kuntz) Lytle in 2001.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Galveston Baptist Church in Galveston, IN, with Pastor Jess Horner officiating.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37, Bloomington. Burial will be at the Galveston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Miles for Myeloma in honor of Dawn Lytle, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, c/o Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245.

Naomi Isabel Stewart

July 7, 1920 — Oct. 18, 2008

Naomi Isabel Stewart, 88, of Shoals, died Saturday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.

Born July 7, 1920, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Harvey Chastain and Dora (McDermed) Chastain.

She was a homemaker and a member of Shoals Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 61, Eagles 2442 and Jug Rox Grandmothers Club.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Kenneth Brett and Naomi and Charles Peoples, all of Shoals; two sons, Roger Jackson and his wife, Fay, of Shoals and Ricky Jackson of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Barbara Petersen of Port Orange, Fla., and Sara Dehaven of Clearbrook, Va.; 10 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Stewert, who passed away in December 1985, her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Trinity Springs.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

October 18, 2008

Louis L. Callahan

March 5, 1931 — Oct. 16, 2008

Louis L. Callahan, 77, of 1680 Maul Ridge Road, Bedford, died at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born March 5, 1931, in Jackson County, he was the son of Howard and Fidella (Robertson) Callahan. He married Lavon “Bonnie” Ball on May 4, 1951, and she survives.

He retired as a truck driver after 40 years and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of Bedford; two daughters, Phyllis Callahan and Brenda Willoughby and husband J.B., all of Bedford; one son, David Callahan and wife Susan of Bedford; four grandchildren, Brad Anderson and wife Heather of Indianapolis, Amanda Swift and husband Clint of Centerpoint, and Howard Dean Callahan and Sarah Jane Callahan, both of Bedford; and one sister, Carol Callahan of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Viola Callahan, who raised him; two brothers, Harold and Donald Callahan; and one daughter, Lois L. Anderson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Masonic services will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, 1500 W. Main Street, Mitchell, IN 47446.

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

James R. Edie

May 24, 1963 — Oct. 17, 2008

James R. Edie, 45, of 10081⁄2 16th Street, Bedford, died at 12:55 a.m. on Friday at Westview Nursing & Rehab. in Bedford.

Born May 24, 1963 in Ohio, he was the son of Spencer and Dorothy (Dindo) Edie.

Survivors include one son, Christopher Edie and wife Callie of Bedford; two sisters, Brenda McMillen of Ohio and Sally Cesario of Wisconsin; his father and stepmother, Spencer and Carol Edie of Ohio; one uncle, Tom Dindo of Ohio; three nephews; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy and one son, V.J. Edie.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 17, 2008

Ilena Chapman

Aug. 28, 1917 — Oct. 15, 2008

Ilena Chapman, 91, of Monticello, formerly of Williams, died at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday at the Monticello Assisted Living Center in Monticello.

Born Aug. 28, 1917, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ben and Hazel (Chaney) Shelton. She married Everett Chapman in 1937 and he died in 1973.

She worked at M. Fine & Sons for many years and at the Monticello Health Care. She attended the Port William Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Kaye Jeffries of Bedford; one grandson, Dana Jeffries and wife Deb of Covington; three great-grandchildren, Kevin Jeffries of Covington, Sally Moore of Kingman, and Dustin Wilson of Bloomington, Ill.; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva Shelton of Bloomington, and Wanda Martin of Bedford; one brother, Orville “Dude” Shelton of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, James and Gerald Shelton; four sisters, Louise Johnson, Regina Chase, Frances Tarrants and Marcella Shelton (in infancy).

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Port William Cemetery. Burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

John Way

Aug. 24, 1924 — Oct. 15, 2008

John Way, 84, of 5692 State Road 158, Bedford, died at 7:38 p.m. on Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 24, 1924, in West Baden Springs, he was the son of William G. and Grace Fern (Gardner) Way. He married Ruth Verrell Williams on Dec. 23, 1944, and she survives.

He retired on Jan. 3, 1983, from NWSC Crane where he was over the boiler operation in the water works. He then worked at Bender’s Handy-Man’s for six years and at Southern States Supply for three years.

John was a member of Mid-town Church of Christ and a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth Way of Bedford; one daughter, Barbara Jean Way of Bedford; one son, Kevin Lee Way of Bedford; one grandson, Nathan Lee Way of Bedford; three brothers, Paul Way and wife Martha of Bedford, Jerry Way and wife Becky of Florida, Larry Dean Way and wife Diane of Ellettsville; two sisters, Wanda West and husband Wendell of Greene County and Janet Sue Tidd and husband David of Bedford; one halfbrother, William G. Way of Indianapolis; one stepbrother, Larry Kern of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Robert Way; three sisters, Margie Moore, Wilma Garner and Brenda Sears.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith and Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Saturday, at the mortuary.

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

October 16, 2008

Nettie M. George

April 18, 1916 — Oct. 14, 2008

Nettie Mae George, 92, Bloomington, died Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

She worked for Sarkes Tarzian and General Electric for many years.

Survivors include her children: Linda Lysher, Palmetto, Fla., Ellis “Worm” George, Nashville, Larry George. Bedford, Wanda Giles, Edinburgh, and Brenda Stewart, Carol Ellett, and Connie Freeman, all of Bloomington; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 15, 2008

Virginia S. Longest

Oct. 10, 1946 — Oct. 13, 2008

Virginia Sue Longest, 62, Shoals, died at 7 p.m. Monday at her residence.

She had been employed at the Bailey Shoe Company and hotel housekeeping.

Survivors include her spouse, John Longest, Shoals; two sons: Darrin Ashley, Fredrickstown, Pa., and Donnie Ashley, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Donna Taylor, Bedford; sisters: Vicki McPherson, Shoals: Freida Anderson, Pekin, Linda Fraze, French Lick, Juanita Green, Seymour, and Debbie Hall, Orleans; brothers: Richard Schofield, George Fox, and Joe Fox, all of Mitchell; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Spice Valley Baptist Cemetery near Mitchell.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Joyce A. Ragsdale

Sept. 14, 1942 — Oct. 14, 2008

Joyce Ann Ragsdale, 66, Paoli, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Born Sept. 14, 1942, in Decatur, Ill., she was the daughter of Roy and Sylvia (Decker) Compton. She married Larry Ragsdale on Nov. 13, 1958.

She was retired from Kimball Electronics in West Baden Springs.

Survivors include her husband, Larry, of Paoli; one daughter, Robin Stewart of Heltonville; one son, Roy Ragsdale of Seymour; and three grandchildren: Jennifer Ragsdale of Seymour, Aaron Ragsdale of Salem and Chatney Ragsdale of Seymour.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Roy Compton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McAdams Mortuary with Brother Scott McGowen officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

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

October 14, 2008

Ruth Q. Meyer

Ruth Q. Meyer, 65, Clarksville, passed away Oct. 11 at her residence.

She was the former Ruth Quackenbush, a native of Bedford, a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the NAMI, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at University of Louisville, the Louisville Male High School Alumni Association, the First Church of God in New Albany and she was a Kentucky Colonel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Edward Meyer Jr.; her father, Dort Randall Quackenbush; her stepfather, Charles Henry, her grandparents, Dr. M.O. and L’Mee Robertson; and her Aunt, Carolyn E. Robertson.

Survivors include her son, Lester Edward “Eddie” Meyer III; and her mother, Myra Robertson Henry. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes (1846 E. Oak Street, New Albany) with burial in Cresthaven Memorial Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from from 2–8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Robert R. DaWalt

April 25, 1940 — Oct. 6, 2008

Robert R. DaWalt, 68, Core Nursing Home, Bedford, died at 2:40 a.m. Monday at Core Nursing Home.

Cremation has been chosen. No funeral services or visitation are scheduled.

The Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, is in charge of arrangements.

October 13, 2008

Joanne J. Root

Oct. 14, 1931 — Oct. 11, 2008

Joanne J. Root, 76, Bedford, died at 12:55 a.m. Saturday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 14, 1931, in Johnson City, Tenn., to Joseph Clyde and Willie Mae (Stidham) Duncan. She married Morris Dale Root Nov. 3, 1957, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1950, and a graduate of Missouri Christian College.

Surviving with her husband, Morris Dale Root of Bedford; are two sons: Jeffrey Dale Root and wife Kelly of Bloomington, and M. Darren Root and wife Michelle of Bedford; two daughters: Jan E. Briscoe, and Michelle D. Chastain and husband Shane, all of Bedford; grandchildren: AlC Andrew Root, Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La., Jordan Root, Bloomington, Corey Chastain, Meredith Root, Adam Chastain, all of Bedford, Hannah Root, Bloomington, Devon Holmes, Bedford, Makinzey Root, Bloomington, Alexander Root, Molly Chastain, and M. Chase Briscoe, all of Bedford; and one brother, J.C. Duncan and wife Joetta of Palm Springs, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Bill Duncan.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Tom Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington.

Nori C. Berk

July 9, 1993 — Oct. 12, 2008

Nori Champaine Berk, 15, Mitchell, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born July 9, 1993, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Richard and Jessica (Dotts) Berk III.

She attended Englewood School until 2005. She loved playing music, joking around, and spending time with her family.

Nori was a member of the Holy Ridge Church in Needmore.

Surviving are her parents, Richard and Jessica Berk of Mitchell; a sister, Breanna Noel Berk of Mitchell; her grandparents, Tim and Loretta Dotts of Mitchell, and Rick Berk of Mitchell; and her great-grandmother, Wanda Pridemore, of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Roxanne Williams and Beverly Moffatt; an aunt, Kirsten Berk; and cousin, Shianna Dotts.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with minister Lowell Keith officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Jeremy Dotts, Justin Dotts, Josh Dotts and Chris Berk.

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

Phil K. Ryors

April 18, 1931 — Oct. 10, 2008

Phil K. Ryors, 77, Bloomington, died Friday at his residence.

He retired as a painter for Halls of Residence at Indiana University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Ratliff , Bloomington, Helen Mercer, Peru, and Teresa McKnight, Mitchell; and eight grandchildren.

There will be no services or visitation.

Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, in Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin R. Richey

June 4, 1921 — Oct. 8, 2008

Melvin R. Richey, 87, North Vernon, died Wednesday at his residence.

He was a native of Bennettsville and a retired machine operator at Cummings Engine Company.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Theresa E. Kratt, Pittsburg, Pa.; a son, Richard P. Jones, Oolitic; a sister, Jean Adams of Tennessee; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the Garr Funeral Services in Sellersburg. Burial was at Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, with military rites presented by the color guard of American Legion Post No. 204 in Sellersburg.

Online condolences are available at www.garrfuneralservices.com.

October 11, 2008

Charlotte Langley

Oct. 25, 1911 — Oct. 9, 2008

Charlotte Langley, 96, of Bloomington, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

She worked at the Herald-Telephone for 20 years and also at RCA for many years.

Survivors include her sons, Rudolph and Ralph David, both of Bloomington, Willis, Bedford, Terry, Ellettsville, and Martin, of South Dakota; 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Day Funeral Home, with Brother Michael Douglas officiating. Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences are available at www.mem.com.

October 10, 2008

Virginia Louise Kerns Holt

Feb. 5, 1923 — Oct. 9, 2008

Virginia Louise Kerns Holt, 85, of Bedford died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Shoals to Homer C. Kerns and Fae E. Sherfick Kerns. She married James R. Holt on Aug. 5, 1944, and he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1980.

She worked for Al Friesenhengst and Thomas Sherfick as a bookkeeper before moving to Indianapolis in 1950. She then worked several years at Associates Life Insurance Co. She moved to Bedford in 1971 and worked at Reuter Insurance Agency until 1985.

She was a graduate of Shoals High School with the class of 1942 and was of the Christian faith. She attended all Shoals High School alumni events and was a member of the Martin County Garden Club.

Surviving are: a brother, Kermit W. Kerns and wife Joyce of Crown Point; a sister and caregiver, Carol A. Hedrick of Bedford; a sister, Wilma R. Fisher and husband Paul of Mission, Texas; a niece and caregiver, Debbie Hodge and husband Tim of Bedford; a niece and caregiver, Angie Pickett McCarty of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Mary M. Olson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery at Shoals.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

October 09, 2008

Linda Lea Maddox Clark

June 14, 1947 — Oct. 8, 2008

Linda Lea Maddox Clark, 61, of Spencer, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at her residence in Spencer.

She was born June 14, 1947, in Bedford to John B. Maddox and Koleeta F. Hutton Tonkin. She married Gary M. Clark Sept. 3, 1978, in Spencer, and he survives.

She resided in Logansport until the age of 12 and then the family moved to Bradenton, Fla. She graduated in 1965 from Forest Lake Academy in Bradenton. She was employed for 15 years as the receptionist at Boston Scientific. She then volunteered at the Mark Methodist Mission Store, so rightly named “In God’s Arms” in Spencer. Linda had enjoyed the mission store, church school and the work there was very important to her. Linda was a faithful member of the Spencer Seventh Day Adventist Church. Linda had fought a courageous battle with cancer, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

Surviving with the husband are a son, Bryan Cain and his wife, Deanna of Springville; a daughter, Angela Paris and husband Phil of Flagstaff, Ariz.; her mother, Koleeta F. Hutton Tonkin of Bedford; one step-daughter, Kim Clark of Spencer; one brother, John C. Maddox and wife Beth of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Sharyn Joseph of Frederick, Md.; two grandchildren: Ashley Cain and Madison Ingram; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, John B. Maddox, May 13, 2001; her step-father, Charles F. Tonkin, on Dec. 8, 2007, and her grandparents.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Spencer Seventh-day Adventist Church on Ind. 43, one mile from McCormicks Creek State Park entrance near Spencer. Pastor Dean Coridan will officiate. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until the service at Spencer Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The family requests memorials in memory of Linda be made to the Spencer Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 28, Spencer, IN 47460. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, IN 47250 is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s Web site at www.morgan-nay.com.

Dean ‘Steve’ Clouse

Oct. 6, 1960 — Oct. 3, 2008

Dean “Steve” Clouse, 47, of Norman died Friday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 6, 1960, in Indianapolis to Dean Clouse and Donna (O’Brien) Clouse, who survive.

He was the owner and operator of Goff Refrigeration in Bedford.

Surviving are three children: Zachary Clouse, Kelsey Clouse and Shelby Clouse, all of Bloomington; his parents; four sisters: Ladona Scrougham of Anderson, Lori Wilson and Shannon Katter, both of Indianapolis and Shelli Montarsi of Noblesville.

Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date.

Memorial visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

October 08, 2008

Perry Baker

May 9, 1929 — Oct. 6, 2008

Perry Baker, 79, 1717 23rd Street, Bedford, died at 7:59 p.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born May 9, 1929, in Bedford, he was the son of Perry and Eveline (Miller) Baker. He married Clara “Frankie” Frances Justus on Sept. 2, 1950, and she survives.

He retired from GM in 1985 after 35 years. He was owner and broker of Baker Realty. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Lions Club, Bedford Supper Club, life member of BPOE No. 826 of Bedford and past president of the Bedford Board of Realtors

Survivors include his wife, Frankie of Bedford, three children: Deborah “Debbie” Beasley and husband Kevin, Jeffrey C. Baker, and Joseph Drew Baker and his wife Misty, all of Bedford; four grandchildren: R. Michael Beasley of Shreveport, La., Juleigh M. Beasley of Bedford, Spc. Justin M. Baker of Bedford, Mathew A. Baker of Bedford, five great-grandchildren: Hannah, Caleb, Elizabeth, Abigail and Joshua Beasley all of Shreveport, La.; and one brother, Scott L. Baker of Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Morturay with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Bedford Lions Club.

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

William ‘Woody’ Bickers

Nov. 3, 1959 — Oct. 6, 2008

William “Woody” Bickers, 48, of 748 Trinton Circle, Bedford died at 4 a.m. Monday at his residence. Born Nov. 11, 1959, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Kenneth and Eva Carolyn (Beaver) Bingham. He was employed as a general contractor in the Bedford area.

He loved to read, write, play with his grandkids, and spend time with his family.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Bickers and fiancé Matt Elliott of Bedford; one son, Scott Bickers and fiancée Shameh Redman of Bedford; two grandchildren: Nicholas Bickers and Braxton Bickers, both of Bedford; two brothers; Charles Bickers and wife Elvadean, and Kenneth Bingham and wife Sabrina of Bedford; five sisters: Belinda Dennis and husband Rick, Ronnie Bickers and fiancé Mike Kast, Deanie McAdams, Kelley Milner and fiancé Gerald Baker, and Katrina Fish, all of Bedford; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Kim Bickers of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Madison Bickers, one sister, Lori Bickers, and one brother-in-law, Ricky McAdams.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bob Coursen officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. A meal will be served at the FOP building following the committal service at the grave.

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

Mildred M. Meadows

Dec. 4, 1910 — Oct. 7, 2008

Mildred Marie (Cracraft) Meadows, 97, Bedford, passed away at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Monroe County, the daughter of Vada and Bertha (Heltonburg) Cracraft. She married Horace Meadows Jan. 17, 1931, and he preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1981.

She was a homemaker and known for her expert needlework and sewing skills. She was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, James; sisters: Delores and Thelma; and brother, Russell.

She is survived by two daughters: Martha (Dwight) Bartlett of Bedford, and Lana Meadows of Plantation, Fla.; a son, Jack (Becky) Meadows of Bedford; four grandchildren: Michelle (Darren) Root, Mellonie Dixon, Amy Garrison and Melissa (Mark) Day, all of Bedford; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Wilma Jean Cornwell and Betty Boyer of Bloomington; and a brother, Vasel Cracraft of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Ellsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Meadows Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Limestone Girls Club.

Pallbearers will be: Matt Garrison; Alex Root; Taylor Dixon; Ansel Deckard; Bob Cornwell; and Mark Day.

Amy C. York

Nov. 30, 1978 — Oct. 5, 2008

Amy C. York, 29, 1823 Central Avenue, Bedford, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at a friend’s residence.

Born Nov. 30, 1978, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Tommie (Glover) Daughtery. She married Marvin York.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and attended Vincennes University. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include her mother, Tommie McSoley of Bedford; one daughter, Abagail York, at home; one sister, Shannon Arnold of Bedford; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Kelley McSoley; her father, George Daugherty; and her stepfather, Gregory McSoley.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Minister Johnny Johnson, officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

October 07, 2008

Kam Hung  ‘Henry’  Wong

June 24, 1962 — Oct. 4, 2008

Kam Hung “Henry” Wong, 46, of 101 Heltonville Road West, died Saturday, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born June 24, 1962, he was the son of Kwok Chau and Chuk Chui (Cheung) Wong. He married Sai Hua “Sarah” Zhang on Feb. 28, 1989, in Guangzhou, China, and she survives.

He was a 1981 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in Evansville. He graduated from Purdue University in 1985 and received his master’s degree from the University of Evansville. In 1981, he helped his parents open and operate the House of Hong Kong restaurant in Evansville. He worked at NSWC Crane as a chemical engineer. In November 1994 he opened the Empress Court in Bedford with his wife Sarah.

Henry loved soccer, computers, and video games. He was a coach for the Orbit soccer league as well as an active coach for the Limestone Girls Club.

Survivors include his parents, Kwok Chau and Chuk Chui Wong of Evansville; his wife Sai Hua “Sarah” Wong of Bedford; one daughter, Ashley Wong; one son, Alexander Wong; both at home; two sisters: May Francis and her husband Ken, and Kim Wong, all of Evansville; one brother, Howard Wong and his wife Greta of Evansville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 3 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the children’s college fund.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Kam Hung “Henry” Wong at www.daycarter.com.

October 06, 2008

Norman D. Crozier

April 28, 1936 — Oct. 3, 2008

Norman Dale “Dobbin” Crozier, 72, 823 East Oolitic Road, East Oolitic, died at 9:08 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was born April 28, 1936, in Lawrence County, the son of Thomas and Edna (Covey) Crozier. He married Jacklyn Browning on April 13, 1979, and she survives.

He was retired from Dana Manufacturing in Mitchell.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Seabees.

Survivors include his mother, Edna Charles of Oolitic; his wife, Jacklyn Crozier of East Oolitic; one son, Daniel Crozier and wife Brittany of Springville; two daughters, Sarah Patton and husband Joshua of Crawford County, and Mellisa Crozier of East Oolitic; one grandchild, Rhiley Patton; one brother, Jerry Crozier and wife Mary of East Oolitic; two sisters, Sharon Nikirk and husband Danny, and Brenda Terrell and husband Roger, all of Needmore; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Jerry Wayne Crozier; and three brothers, Kenny, Howard and Thomas Crozier.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery in Bedford with graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lester E. Tipton Jr.

June 30, 1975 — Oct. 4, 2008

Lester E. Tipton Jr., 33, of 1352 Harrodsburg Road, Springville, died Saturday.

Born June 30, 1975, in Bedford, he was the son of Lester E. Tipton Sr. and Kathy (Mclaughlin) Tipton.

He worked as a laborer and saw runner at the Victor–Oolitic stone quarry.

Survivors include his companion, Tandi Tipton of Springville; two sons, Logan Tipton of Bedford and Mason “Bubba” Tipton of Springville; one daughter Haven Rose Tipton of Springville; his father Lester E. Tipton Sr. of Mitchell; one brother, Clifton Tipton of Bedford; two sisters, Katrina Craig of Mitchell and Crystal Tipton of Noblesville; and his maternal grandmother, Janet Glasgow of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his mother; maternal grandfather, Perry Glasgow; paternal grandparents, Douglas and Emily Tipton; and one sister, Leslie Tipton.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Crawford Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Benjamin W. Sears

March 5, 1944 — Oct. 3, 2008

Benjamin W. Sears, 64, Bloomington, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was retired as an inspector at Otis Elevator after 34 years of service.

Survivors include a wife, Florence Sears, Bloomington; a son, Benjamin Sears, Bloomington; a daughter, Kelly Anderson, Greenwood; a brother, Merlin Sears, Bedford; and a sister, Ruth Brim, Bedford.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, with Sister Marlene Rice officiating.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

October 05, 2008

Anna Lee Rodgers

SEPT. 1, 1926—SEPT. 30, 2008

Anna Lee Rodgers, 82, of Cambridge, ID, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008, in Weiser, ID.

Born September 1, 1926, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of John W. and Myrtle (Hayes) Terrell.

Anna worked for the Civil Service Department of Defense for 45 distinguished years. She was a graduate of Smithville High School, and was of the Latter Day Saints faith.

Anna enjoyed flowers and traveling. She was a member of Eastern Star.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Rodgers Yocum of Cambridge, ID; one son, Mick Rodgers of Missouri; grandchildren Preston Rodgers of Missouri; Cody Wendel of Cambridge, ID; Amanda Wendel of Round Mountain, NV; Nissa Green and Chelsea Bird, both of Taylorsville, UT; four sisters, Glodene Chambers of Smithville, Thelma Jo Kahn of Montreal, Canada; Arlena Wires of Bedford, Mary Ellen Loyd of Greenwood; two brothers, Edgar Terrell of Bloomington and Thurman Terrell of Gosport.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Mervin G. Rodgers Sr. (2003); a sister, Pauline Floyd; and a brother, Lester Terrell.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008, at the Burgoon Baptist Church, with Harold Godsey and Jack Bortnett officiating.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Rosemary Butler Monday

FEB. 18, 1933 — OCT. 3, 2008

Rosemary Butler Monday, 75, of Indianapolis, formerly of French Lick, died Friday in Lebanon, Ind.

She was a beautician, operated several businesses in French Lick and West Baden Springs, was a department manager for Kmart in Shelbyville and Bedford and managed Crestwood Apartments in Indianapolis.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Monday; one daughter, Christy L. Smith of Peru, Ind.; two brothers, Warren Butler of Bartlett, and John B. Butler of Scottsburg; and three sisters, Jeanne Stalcup of Paoli, Ruth Sager of Greencastle and Betty Wininger of Lafayette.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. Burial will be at Sulphur Creek Cemetery in French Lick.

Friends may call 11 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Baden United Methodist Church Food Bank.

Ronald H. Fortner

APRIL 20, 1932 — OCT. 3, 2008

Ronald H. Fortner, 76, of Bloomington, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 20, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Blanche (Brown) Fortner.

He was retired from the Indiana University Department of Physics, where he was a machinist.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and attended Bridge Church of Christ in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Fortnee, whom he married Feb. 15, 1963, in Bloomington; one daughter, Treva Fortner of Bloomington; one son, Terry Fortner and wife Nicole of Hartford City; four brothers, Robert Fortner, Denny Fortner, Larry Fortner and Jerry Fortner, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marilyn Blackburn; and two brothers, James Fortner and John Fortner Jr.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with Brother Russell Minett officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Church of Christ, Bloomington Hospital Hospice or the hospital oncology department.

October 04, 2008

Carl D. Denen

Oct. 29, 1940 — Oct. 3, 2008

Carl David Denen, 67, Orleans, passed away at 2:48 a.m. Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Born Oct. 29, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Mildred Denen. He married Brenda K. Burton on Oct. 5, 1969.

He retired from General Motors Powertrain. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1960 and was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Surviving with his wife, Brenda of Orleans, are daughters, Angela Gammon and husband David of Mitchell, and Stacy New and husband Danny of Bedford; grandchildren, Breanna New, Jamie Gammon, Tucker New, Owan New and Jordan New; brothers, Larry Tyler of Mitchell, and Jerry Tyler of Oregon; sister, Brenda Reynolds of Mitchell; and aunt, Maxine Burgess of Mitchell.

His mother, and sister, Beverly Kirk, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors 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 2-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Henry Ball, Bill Earl, Phillip Bruner, Larry Saliba, Jack Burton, and Brandon Hall.

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

Norman D. Crozier

April 28, 1936 — Oct. 3, 2008

William Dale “Dobbin” Crozier, 72, 823 East Oolitic Road, East Oolitic, died at 9:08 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He retired from Dana Manufacturing in Mitchell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Edna Charles, Oolitic; his wife, Jacklyn Crozier, East Oolitic; one son, Daniel Crozier, Springville; two daughters, Sarah Patton, of Crawford County, and Mellisa Crozier, East Oolitic; one grandchild; one brother, Jerry Crozier, East Oolitic; two sisters, Sharon Nikirk, and Brenda Terrell, both of Needmore; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

October 03, 2008

Ronald L. Neidigh

Sept. 2, 1934 — Oct. 1, 2008

Ronald Lee Neidigh, 74, of Bloomington, died Wednesday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

He had worked as a carpenter for Neidigh Construction.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Louise A. Neidigh; two daughters, Alicia Neidigh, Bloomington, and Starla Neidigh, Sullivan; two sons, Terry Neidigh and Tom Neidigh, both of Bloomfield; six brothers, Russell Neidigh, Bedford, Fred Neidigh, Darrel Neidigh and Steve Neidigh, all of Bloomfield, and Loren Neidigh and Larry Neidigh, both of Ellettsville; and one sister, Cheryl VanPelt of Solsberry.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Robert L. Earl

Oct. 4, 1921 — Oct. 2, 2008

Robert L. Earl, 86, of 4850 Old Farm Road, Springville, died at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Oct. 4, 1921 in Shoals, he was the son of Plummer Earl and Myrtle (Salmon) Marsey. He married Doris Anderson on March 14, 1943 and she survives.

He retired from the Springville Post Office in 1983 after completing 27 years of service as a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Robert was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp. He participated in the Normandy invasion and waded ashore at Omaha beach on D-day and he received a citation for service during the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Assoc. and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Doris of Springville; one son, Steve Earl and wife Cindy of Springville; one daughter, Brenda Mowery and husband Donald of Bedford; four grandchildren, Donna Anderson and husband Mark, Kimberly Perry and husband Sam Perry, Jr., Melissa Murphy and husband Pat, and Damon Earl and wife Kimberly; 11 great-grandchildren, Jordan and Alan Anderson, Ava and Rylan Perry, Erin, Katie, Andrew and Jacob Murphy, and Dakota, Dalton and Dawson Earl.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Ralph Marsey.

Private services will be conducted at a later date with burial in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department of Springville.

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

October 02, 2008

Viola Nolan

Dec. 14, 1920 — Sept. 29, 2008

Viola Nolan, 87, Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Bedford, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Reeves) Newbold. She first married Donovan Smart and he preceded her in death. She then married John Stafford, who preceded her in death. She later married Orland “Nubby” Nolan, who also preceded her in death in 1978.

She was a cook at several places, last working at Bedford Nursing Home, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, the Moose Auxiliary No. 689 of Bedford, VFW Auxiliary No. 1686 of Oolitic, and the American Legion Auxiliary No. 163, Eau Gallie, Fla.

Survivors include one son, Robert Smart and wife Linda of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Dianna Smith and husband Billy of Melbourne, Fla.; 10 grandchildren: Don Short and wife Teresa of Bedford, Terry Luttrell and husband Jon of Bedford, Becky Johnson and husband Kenny of Bedford, Sheila Smith and Chris Russak, both of Indianapolis, Jim Troxel and wife Amy of Wellford, S.C., Robin Freeland and husband Russ of New Ross, Norman Smart and wife Kathy of Greensburg, Ron Wright and wife PearlAnn of Oolitic, and Viola Guidry and husband Eddie of Port Allen, La.; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers; three sisters; one son in infancy; one granddaughter, Kathy Paff; and one great-granddaughter, Gina Troxel.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell with the Rev. Charles Scott officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

James F. Raimondi

Nov. 25, 1952 — Sept. 29, 2008

James F. Raimondi, 55, 8556 Lacorrida Court, Indianapolis, previously of Mitchell, died Monday at his residence of natural causes.

Born Nov. 25, 1952, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Frank L. and Elsie (McKibben) Raimondi. He married Candy L. Marass on Nov. 5, 1983, and she survives.

He was a computer technician and previously owned Dewizard Computer in Orleans. He attended Northwest High in Indianapolis; Special Deputy Training at I.U., Indianapolis; and computer training at Naval Avionics.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church in Greenwood.

Survivors include his mother, Elsie Raimondi Jackson, Indianapolis; his wife, Candy L. Raimondi, Indianapolis; two daughters: Laura Baker (Scott), and Teresa Barker (James), all of Greenfield; one son, Jesse Raimondi, Indianapolis; grandchildren: Austin, Megan, and Jillian Baker, and Austin, Rebecca and Samantha Barker; one brother, Cosmas A. Raimondi, Greenwood; four nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank L. Raimondi; his grandparents, Cosimo and Josephine Raimondi, and James and Violet McKibben; one brother, Jerry Kidwell; and one son, Frank James Raimondi.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m.

Norman H. Jones

Oct. 13, 1932 — Sept. 30, 2008

Norman H. Jones, 75, Paoli, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

He was retired from the former Carpenter Body Works of Mitchell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Jones, Paoli; a son, George Jones, Indianapolis; two sisters: Fern Sanders, Orleans, and Madeline Quinn, French Lick and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will follow in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

October 01, 2008

William R. Owens

May 26, 1942 — Sept. 28, 2008

William Ray Owens, 66, of I Street, Bedford, died at 2:36 p.m Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 26, 1942, in Mineral in Greene County, the son of Willie and Kay (Allen) Owens. He married Elizabeth Connors on June 16, 1982, and she survives.

He was a Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, retiring in 1990, then was at NWSC Crane for 15 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, was an avid golfer and a devoted family man.

Surviving with his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Owens of Bedford; are one daughter, Chrissy Rose and husband John of Florida; five sons: John Lardner and wife Cindy of California, Marc Owens and wife Laura of California, Steve Owens of California, Brent Owens and wife Kara of Indianapolis, and Gaven Owens of Bedford; five grandchildren; four brothers: Curt Owens and wife Karen of Harrodsburg, Doyle Owens and wife Gina of Granger, Sherrill Owens and wife Deb of Springville and Kenny Owens and wife Kathi of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Keith Owens in 1981.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Springville Methodist West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund.

Vida S. Reynolds

March 27, 1930 — Sept. 30, 2008

Vida Sue Reynolds, 78, of Bedford, died Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Born March 27, 1930, in Fairfax, Va., she was one of 13 children of Elmer O. and Mayme B. (Barker) Blevins. She married Gail Reynolds and he survives.

Sue was a devout Christian, a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include Gail, her husband of 56 years, of Bedford; their children: Glenda Reynolds, Lori Keith and husband Micah, Albert Reynolds and wife Violet, and Brian Reynolds and wife Kim, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren; her loving dog, Heidi; four sisters: Francis Rembert, Lue Sheets (Sue’s twin) and Lois Elliott, all of Virginia, and Edie Bibb of North Dakota; and one brother, Doug Blevins in Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Shirley, Estella and Darlene; and brothers: Kenny and Charlie.

Gail and Sue operated the Skyhaven Auction Center, where she ran the snack bar. She enjoyed visiting with the many friends made over several years and sharing in their lives.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Danny Goens and Brad Clark officiating. Burial will follow in the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Williams.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Joyce R. Bergdoll

Dec. 23, 1929 — Sept. 30, 2008

Joyce R. Bergdoll, of George Johnson Road, passed away peacefully at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday in her hospital room at the age of 78. Joyce has been courageously battling cancer since 1996, but she never let that define her personality. She was an incredibly generous person with her love and whoever was in the room felt her enormous heart touch their lives.

She was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Pike County, the daughter of Leonis and Edith (Way) Lindsey. She married James R. Bergdoll and he survives.

Her favorite times were spent with her family (although we all knew her dog Sammy came first!). She also enjoyed playing cards (with the same group of women for over 30 years), traveling, and socializing with the community that surrounded her.

She was preceded in death by her three children: Peggy Hanners, Ginger Ragsdale and Steve Bergdoll, eight of her siblings: James Windall Lindsey, Anna Leigh Lindsey, William Lawrence Lindsey, Clifford Herbert (Bud) Lindsey, Alfred Russel Lindsey, David Linden Lindsey, Ivan Amill Lindsey and Gary Leon Lindsey.

She is survived by her soulmate of 61 years, James R. Bergdoll; her brother, Phillip Ronald Lindsey, six grandchildren: Shane R. Baron Caudill, Shannon Caudill, Brandy Hanners, Julie Hanners, Christine Bergdoll and Gregory Bergdoll; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua Bergdoll and Elijah R. Baron Caudill.

Joyce and her husband Jim, active members of the Leesville United Methodist Church, were also very involved in the farming community with their own farm, JRB Farms in Leesville as well as JRB Ford tractor sales in Seymour. After retiring from the tractor sales business in 1992 Joyce was able to spend more time enjoying life with her family and friends.

Joyce will be dearly missed by her family and friends, but we are richer and truly blessed for having her be a part of our lives for so many years.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Leesville United Methodist Church or the Leesville Cemetery.

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

Benjamin J. Elliott

July 26, 1955 — Sept. 27, 2008

Benjamin Joseph “Benny Joe” Elliott, 53, Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:12 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was disabled.

Survivors included three sisters: Tangie Jarrard, Bonita Springs, Fla., Sally Elliott, Red Wing, Minn., and Margie Riley, Kingwood, Texas; three nephews; and one niece.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

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