Obituaries — June 2021

June 30, 2021

Samuel Lee Holland

March 12, 1929 — June 27, 2021

Samuel Lee Holland, 92, of French Lick, died June 27 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper with his four children by his side.

One of eleven children, he was born March 12, 1929 in Orange County to Samuel W. Holland and Sarah Edith Denbo Holland. On August 13, 1949, he married Thelma Fern Apple. They were married for 71 years before she passed away last November.

Sam was a 1947 graduate of Paoli High School, a pipefitter, and a member of Youngs Creek Church of Christ. He was deeply loved and revered by his family. A man with an unparalleled work ethic, he not only helped to construct schools and hospitals as a pipefitter, but he raised cattle on his farm and tended a huge garden. He genuinely enjoyed meeting new people, as well as nurturing old friendships, but he was happiest when he was sharing a memory, a laugh, or a hug with his family.

He was preceded in death by his son Sammy Mark Holland, granddaughter Karolyn Slotten, and great-grandson Jacob Fontanetta. His parents and all of his siblings preceded him in death. His brothers were Wilbur, Charles, Gene, and Howard Holland. His sisters were Ruby Robbins, Amy Kaiser, Lottie Crowe, Lois Holland, Mildred Pauline Holland, and Mary Seybold.

He is survived by his children: Barbara Holland Agan (Jeffrey) of Floyds Knobs, Kelly Lee Holland of English, Jerry L. Holland (Connie) of Paoli, and Jo Leigh Holland of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren: Holly Agan Fontanetta (Joseph) of Goose Creek, SC, Kristin Agan Ogden (James N. IV) of Mobile, AL, Jennipher Holland Carter of Paoli, Samuel D. Holland (Jo Ellen) of Bedford, Jerri R. Holland Corbin (Michael) of Bedford, Benton Lee Holland (Sarah) of Paoli, John B. Agan (Melissa) of Anchorage, KY, Kyley Holland Lausch (Adam) of Virginia, Kimberly Holland Brock (Chad) of Bedford, Hillary Slotten Wimsatt (Robert) of Georgetown, and Haley Holland of Bedford; grandson by marriage: Nathan Hughes (Lindsey) of Bedford; 33 great-grandchildren: Catherine Fontanetta, Caroline Fontanetta, Virginia Holland Ogden, Beatrice Ogden, Alexandria Carnes, Wesley Carnes, Ian Strange, Keagan Strange, Parker Carter, MarciAnna Carter, Samuel D. Holland, Jay Holland, Mallory Holland, Tucker Corbin, Houston Corbin, Wyatt Corbin, Alyssa Holland, Isaiah Holland, Zackery Holland, Jeremiah Holland, Johona Holland, Eliza Agan, Jack Agan, Henry Agan, Nicholas Reynolds, Belle Reynolds, Adley Lausch, Chase Brock, Ani Jo Brock, Ryleigh Wimsatt, Hallie Wimsatt, Bo Hughes, and Blayze Hughes; eight great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Sue Holland, Bonnie Bennett, and Joy Pittman; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

McAdams Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Visitation will take place from five to eight p.m. on Thursday. The funeral will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with burial following at Patoka Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Patoka Chapel Cemetery, c/o Connie Livingston, 9018 S County Road, 625 West, English, IN 47118.

For Condolences visit mcadamsmortuary.com

June 29, 2021

Shannon Rose McDermed

Oct. 09, 1953 — June 27, 2021

Shannon Rose McDermed, 67, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 9, 1953, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Benny and Patricia (George) McDermed.

Survivors include her mother, Patricia McClintock, of Bedford; a sister, Shawn Waggoner, of Bedford; an aunt, Penny Rhoda, of Bedford; an uncle, Larry George, of Mississippi; four nephews; three great nieces; six great nephews and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Benny McDermed; her step-father, Jack McClintock.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1st at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor Stan Day officiating. The family requests that those who have not been vaccinated against Covid 19, to please wear a mask.

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

Jerry John Sadek

June 06, 1939 — June 27, 2021

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, Jerry John Sadek, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at age 82.

Jerry was born on June 6, 1939, in Chicago, IL to Charles and Pearl Sadek. On March 6, 1971, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Burgess, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Jerry had a passion for golf, fishing, skiing, camping and the Rocky Mountains. He was a loving and generous man with a zest for life and having fun; and he was always ready to share a story.

Jerry is survived by his wife Marilyn, his two children, Jodi Slowik and Peggy Trammell (Charlie), his siblings Robert Sadek (Sharon) and Carol Lass (Richard), his grandchildren, Christina (Gary), Cara (JP), Tommy, Matthew, and Clay, his great grandchildren, Jackson and Nico, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews who were like his children and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (cff.org/give-today).

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Mary F. Cassidy

April 21, 1932 — June 28, 2021

Mary F. Cassidy age 89 of Bedford passed away on Monday June 28, 2021 at 3:45 AM at Westview Manor in Bedford.

She was born on April 21, 1932 in Bedford to Francis S. Daugherty and Hazel (Ritchey) Daugherty. She married Woodrow Carl Cassidy on October 13, 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2000.

Mary retired from G.E. in Bloomington, she was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Altar Society in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Theresa (Roger) Keith of Mitchell, one son, William (Patty) Cassidy of Bedford, son-in-law and caregiver, Richard Asbery of Bedford, seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, one brother, David (Diane) Daugherty of Bedford

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, Michael Cassidy, three daughters, Carla Adams, Rita Lane and Anita Asbery, three grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be on Thursday July 1, 2021 at 1:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with Deacon Dave Reising. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 Am until service time at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

June 28, 2021

William Berry Day

Aug. 17, 1948 — June 26, 2021

William Berry Day, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 1:15 pm on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Garden Villa.

Born August 17, 1948, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of William Russell and Audrey (Buher) Day. He married Barbara Craig on May 18, 1968, and she survives. He had worked at Extruded Alloys and Jim Day Furniture and Appliances for thirty years. He was a Pastor for over forty years and a member of the Spice Valley Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from May of 1968 to June of 1971.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Bedford; three sons, Timothy Day (Jamie), of Williams, Greg Day (Karen), of Bedford, and Jon Day (Leanna), of Mitchell; grandchildren, Braxton Day, Tristin Day, Heath Day, Claire Day, Garrett Day, and Alyssa Erb and husband, Christopher; great grandchild, Annabelle Erb; a sister, Linda White, of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Carol Clark.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Tim Day and Jon Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Barbara Ann Pridemore

Aug. 12, 1928 — June 24, 2021

Barbara Ann Pridemore, 92, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021, at her home.

Born August 12, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Homer Garfield Hawk and Clois Edna (Edwards) Hawk Tincher. She married John Caldwell Pridemore July 25, 1987, and he preceded her in death December 21, 2002.

Barbara was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughters, Jacquelyn Kyanka, Palos Heights, Illinois, Constance Valiga; grandchildren, Frederic Spencer, Scott Spencer, Lisa Fenema, and Timothy Walker; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Spencer and Ashley Swift; 2nd great-grandchildren, Ellison Swift, Liam Swift.

Her parents; husband; son, Charles Michael Roach; and siblings, Betty Frances Hawk, Homer Leon Hawk, and Rosemary Olivia Patton, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating.

Online condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 26, 2021

Eletta Jane Markham

Feb. 10, 1951 — June 17, 2021

Eletta Jane Markham, 70, of Bedford, passed away at 6:40 pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 10, 1951, in Illinois, she was the daughter of Carl and Mary (Tidd) Stapleton. She married Virgil Markham and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, William Jason Wade and Michael Joseph Wade. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

No visitation or services are planned.

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

Mary Brenda Isom

July 09, 1941 — June 25, 2021

Mary Brenda Isom, 79, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021, at her residence.

Born July 9, 1941, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Arthur J. and Addie (Starrett) Sanders. She graduated from Huron High School and was married to Paul F. Isom who preceded her in death November 2, 2010.

Mary retired from RCA. After retirement, she began woodworking with her husband. They enjoyed traveling and wintered in Brownsville, Texas. Family dinners were very special to her.

Surviving are her son, David Brooks of Mitchell; siblings, Lois Hatridge, Green Valley, Arizona, Annis Buchanan of Bloomington, Jimmy Sanders of Petersburg.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Arthur “Buddy” Sanders, Harold Sanders, Henry Sanders, and Lula Sanders, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

James Millard Jarvis

July 16, 1940 — June 25, 2021

James Millard Jarvis, 80, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 16, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of James Madison and Mildred Angeline (Horne) Jarvis.

James retired from Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and was a 1958 graduate of Mitchell High School. He loved to bowl and was a member of Club 55 Bowling League. He enjoyed fishing and going to family reunions.

James was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

Surviving are his children, James Michael Jarvis of Spencer, Jennifer Michelle Jarvis of Salem; grandchildren, Zack (Sarah) Ruppel, Noah (Rachel) Ruppel, Elijah Ruppel, Quinn Jarvis, Josh Fisher, and Evan Embry; great-grandchildren, Evelyn James Ruppel and Alexia Elizabeth Edwards; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His parents; daughter, Lori Jean Jarvis; and siblings, Diana Jean Hobbs, Robert Gordon Jarvis, Mary Josephine Dausch, Patricia Marie Cazee, and Charles William Jarvis, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Online condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Joel W. Hatfield

March 18, 1942 — May 24, 2021

Joel W. Hatfield, 79, of Bedford, passed away in Bloomington on Monday, May 24, 2021. He was of Christian faith.

Born March 18, 1942, in Bedford, he was the son of Harland “Bunt” and Chloie (Jones) Hatfield. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1960.

Joel was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the Indiana National Guard and Crane Naval Weapons Support Center.

Survivors include his children, son Joel Scott Hatfield of Bedford, daughter Susan (Hatfield) Hammond and husband Gary of Bedford; grandchildren Michael Hatfield and wife Brittney of Bloomington and Rhett Hensley of Bloomington; great-grandchildren Cooper, Dax and Molly Hatfield of Bloomington; two brothers Estel Hatfield and wife Gaylon of Gainesville, FL and Brent Hatfield and companion Wanda van Doring of Bedford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Mardena Sons, and one brother Richard.

A private service is planned for the family.

June 25, 2021

Kevin Francis Bean

Aug. 20, 1957 — June 22, 2021

Kevin Francis Bean, 63, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at his home.

Born August 20, 1957, in Massena, New York, he was the son of Harold Frank and Margaret Marie (Harvey) Bean.

Kevin was a self-employed contractor. He greatly loved his grandkids and family. Kevin enjoyed working out at Mitchell Fitness Center, mowing his yard, singing, playing drums.

Survivors include his children; Shane (Jennifer) Bean, Sean Bean, Hallie Bean, and Nicole Bean; grandchildren, Madison Bean, Bella Bean, Jada Gleeson, Kya Hobbs, Carson Bean, and Cayde Bean; siblings, Kenneth (Lu) Bean, Kathy (Gary) Aylesworth, Karen (Dave) Windhausen; and lifelong friend, Lisa Davis.

His parents preceded him in death.

Kevin’s wish was to be cremated so that he may be placed in the homes of his children and continue to be a part of their lives.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 24, 2021

Jacqueline E. Hopper

Nov. 30, 1953 — June 21, 2021

Jacqueline E. Hopper, 67, of Mitchell, passed away at 12:46 PM on June 21, 2021.

She was born November 30, 1953 in Bedford, the daughter of Leo and Violet Mae (Graves) Miller.

She married Charles Hopper Sr. and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by five children; Charles Hopper Jr. (Amy) of Orleans, Michael E. Hopper (Gretta) of Orleans, Scott L. Hopper (Stacie) of Mitchell, Misty D. Hopper (Tony Bloss) of Mitchell and Tammy L. Troyer (Richard) of Bedford; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers; Keith Miller and Kim Miller both of French Lick.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one sister, Wanda Wright and one brother, Timothy Miller.

Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery with a private graveside service and a celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date.

Condolences may be offered at www.ochstetrick.net

Joan McBride

Feb. 04, 1931 — June 23, 2021

Joan McBride, 90, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford.

She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Clinton, IN, to Earl and Gladys (Bunton) Cook. She married John I. McBride and he preceded her in death in 2006.

Joan attended Bedford High School, was a homemaker and retired as matron of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Surviving to cherish Joan’s memory are her children, Curtis W. (Diana) McBride and John E. (Nina) McBride; grandchildren, Todd Alan McBride, Ryan (Jackie) McBride and Bailey (Dustin) Taylor: great-grandchildren, John H., Tatom Lynn, Claire, Hannah, Bennett, Emily, Ashton, Keegan and Calin; sister, Betty King; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Joan in death are her parents; husband; siblings, Harry and Robert Cook, Maxine Avenatti, Jean Lemen, Earlene Frink, Sharon Huffaker, Clara Endicott and Rhea Dawn Bickel.

Joan’s service will be held Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 27th, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery Association.

Online condolences may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com

Tom Edward Tolbert

Aug. 09, 1952 — June 21, 2021

Tom Edward Tolbert, 68, of Bargersville, Indiana passed away on June 21, 2021 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and is now in the arms of Jesus.

He was born on August 9, 1952 in Bedford, Indiana to Byron Lee Tolbert and Lou Alma (Reynolds) Tolbert, both of whom preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Lee Tolbert and a sister, Nancy Lynn Crawford.

On September 27, 1975 he married the love of his life Carol Leslie Howe.

Besides his wife, Tom is survived by children, Jennifer (Kurt) Thomas, Shane (Karrie) Tolbert, and Mitchell (Liz) Tolbert. Other survivors include grandchildren, Tucker Thomas, Hudson Thomas, Kinley Tolbert, Camden Tolbert, Kadyn Tolbert, and David Tolbert. Also, a sister, Linda (Rick) Chapman survives him, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He built a career in the Information Technology field for 40+ years. He worked for Underwriters National Assurance Company, Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op, and PolyGram/Universal Music Group, retiring after 28 years from Universal Music Group in 2013 as Vice President Information Technology, Supply Chain Systems.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going on trips with Carol in their Ford Mustang GT convertible, playing golf with his sons and friends, and spending time outdoors. Tom also enjoyed attending and volunteering at his church, Emmanuel Church of Greenwood.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. The funeral service will be live streamed starting at 3:00 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/ghherrmannfuneralhomes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network via pancan.org.

June 23, 2021

Brenda S. Patton

June 11, 1949 — June 21, 2021

Brenda S. Patton, 72, of Mitchell, passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, at her residence.

Born June 11, 1949, she was the daughter of Doyne C. and Iva Mae (Collier) Jones. She married Phil Melton and later married Bobby Patton. She was an assembly worker at GE.

Survivors include a daughter, Adonica Grissom and husband, Billy, of Mitchell; two grandsons, Josh Grissom, of Bloomington and Ethan Grissom and Macy Graves, of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Doyne E. Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Friday, June 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Estey Isabelle Cummings

Sept. 25, 1923 — June 16, 2021

Estey Isabelle Cummings of Bedford, formerly from Heltonville, went peacefully to be with her Lord on June 16,2021.

She was born September 25, 1923, to Clarence and Grace (McKnight) Harrell in the Pleasant Run Township Area and lived all her life in Lawrence County. Estey was a graduate of Heltonville High School in 1940, where she earned a double promotion from 7th grade to the 9th grade.

On December 22, 1940 she married the love of her life, Hubert C. Cummings, and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2009, following 68 years of devoted marriage.

Estey loved working in her abundant flower and vegetable gardens on the family farm east of Heltonville, cooking, sewing, mushroom hunting, making hundreds of persimmon puddings to share, traveling, and she was voracious reader. She was a member and former VBS teacher at Mundell Christian Church, but had been attending Fairview Community Church for several years. When younger, she rode with Hubert, enjoying numerous trips on the various motorcycles they owned over the years, to the Smokies and Virginia. In more recent years they traveled to Hawaii, England, and Scotland, and also vacationed all over the western U.S. and Canada with their children.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Estey are a son, Hubert Travis Cummings (Susan) of Brown County; a daughter, Gloria Nadine Hilkey (the late, Michael) of Bedford; two grandsons, Dustin Hilkey (Ashley) of Bloomington and Tony Hilkey (Melissa) from Heltonville; four granddaughters, Cari Cummings Hercamp )Greg) of Columbus, Tracey Hilkey Powers )Ryan) of Belvidere, IL, Lindsey McDonald from Bedford and Amanda Prairie of Bloomington; four great-grandsons, Jacob Hercamp (Emily) of LaGrange MO; Keith Hercamp (Jessica) of Scipio; Dempsey Powers of Belvidere, IL; and Micah Hilkey of Bloomington; one great granddaughter; Kyndall Powers; one great-great grandson, Jacob Ryar Hercamp of LaGrange MO, and two great-great granddaughters; Ella Hercamp, of LaGrange, MO, and Penelope Hercamp of Scipio; as well as nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cummings was preceded by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Shawna Gayle Cummings, a son-in-law, Michael Hilkey, two brothers, John and Elmer Harrell, three sisters, Florene Anna Beyers, Elsie Jones, and Emma Morgan, and a Granddaughter, Wendy Gayle Morthland.

Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville is handling arrangements with visitation on June 24th from 4:00 to 8:00. The funeral service will be on the 25th at 2PM, Officiated by Pastor Jacob Hercamp at Jones Funeral Home with interment following the service in Fairview Community Church’s cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dustin and Tony Hilkey, Ryan Powers, Lindsey McDonald, Keith Hercamp, and David Cummings.

The Family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff of Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation for their years of dedicated and loving care provided to our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

Evelyn Sue Smith

Evelyn Sue Smith age 82 of Bedford passed away on Monday June 21, 2021 at 3:18 Pm at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

June 22, 2021

Ronnie Neal Combs

Dec. 25, 1951 — June 20, 2021

Ronnie Neal Combs age 69 of Orleans, went peacefully to join his heavenly father on Sunday June 20, 2021 at 5:05 Pm at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Concord, North Carolina on December 25, 1951 to Joseph and Rosie Combs. Ronnie married Anna Johns on January 4, 2014 at Spice Valley Church in Mitchell and she survives.

Ronnie was an US Army Veteran and retired Radiology Technician. He belonged to the Woodville Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Eastern Star, Mitchell Area Ministries, where he filled in preaching in the area as needed. He loved helping those in need and was an avid pet and animal lover. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Anna Combs of Orleans, one step-son, James Johns of Louisville, three daughters, Veronica Prager, Rhonda Barden and Sandra Smith all of Florida, four grandchildren, his beloved dog, Maggie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Billy Joe Combs

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 Pm on Thursday June 24, 2021 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 Am until service time at 1:00 Pm at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Marjory Aline Tillett

Sept. 15, 1930 — June 18, 2021

Marjory Aline Tillett, 90, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at IU Health Hospice House. She was born on September 15, 1930 in Decatur, Alabama; the daughter of William Mack and Ozelle (Cornelius) Johnson.

Marjory along with her family relocated to Louisville, Kentucky when she was a child. She moved to Bedford Indiana in 2005 to be near her daughter after retirement. She worked as a Switchboard Operator for Bell Telephone, along with Blue Grass Lincoln Mercury in Louisville. She loved cooking, especially southern style cooking, and enjoyed crocheting. Her needlework led her to crocheting various items such as baby outfits, toboggins, and t-towels for those special to her.

Marjory is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Miller (Kenneth); grandchildren Adam (Drew) Miller, Justin ( Ashley) Miller; great-grandchildren Melody, Lila, Issac, Quentin, and Gabriel; sister Linda Donio, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was incredibly close to her niece Michele Boyd and lifetime friend Mrs. Betty Fuller.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Virgil Tillett, Mel Eppinger, Perry Ellis; great-grandson Jonah Miller; sister Susie Moore and brother Gene Johnson.

There will be no services at this time. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, have been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marjory’s memory to the White River Humane Society.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friend at www.allencares.com

Deborah (Kern) Lane

May 23, 1953 — June 21, 2021

Deborah (Kern) Lane age 68 of Bedford passed away on Monday June 21, 2021 at IU Health in Bloomington. She was born in Bedford on May 23, 1953 to Dean Kern, Sr. and Lucy (Raimondi) Kern.

She attended Bedford High School. She previously worked at Regal Beloit as a machine operator.

Survivors include one son, Ryan Lane of Bedford; three brothers, Dave Kern and his companion, Fannie Lee of Bedford, Dean Kern, Jr. and wife Mary Dee of Bedford, and Dennis Kern and wife Lori of Bedford; one niece, Emily West of San Antonio, Texas; and one nephew, Alec Kern of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation was chosen and private burial services will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

June 21, 2021

Charles Donald “Don” Johnson

July 28, 1936 — June 18, 2021

Charles Donald “Don” Johnson, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021, at his home.

Born July 28, 1936, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert and Beulah (Hoff) Johnson.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School. He married Sondra Sue Fender on August 11, 1956, and she survives along with their three children, Debra Godsey, Chris Johnson and Toni Wiggs; two sisters, Norma Roberts and Ina Delaney; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Don worked at the Hi-Q-Lo-P Gas Station, Weaver’s, Divine Auto and Fultz Auto. He loved old cars and over the years, he had several. He belonged to the Columbus and Hoosier Hills Model “A” Clubs.

Don was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Noble and Elmer Johnson; and brother-in-law, Frank Roberts.

Services will be at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Visitation will be Thursday, June 24th, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Dive Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the family may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com

Wm. Andrew Himebaugh

William Andrew Himebaugh, 60, died Friday, June 11.

Andrew grew up in Orleans, Ind., and graduated from Orleans High School. After graduating from Butler University, Andrew was active in state and local pharmacy associations, earning the Distinguished Pharmacist of the Year award from the Indiana Pharmacist Association. He was an Eagle Scout and leader of BSA Troop 343. More recently, he was a member of the Bedford Lions Club (Noon).

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” Himebaugh and Eleanor (Schmedel) Himebaugh, and sister Susan Whelan.

He is survived by sons Benjamin and Aiden and brother-in-law Lonnie Whelan. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 5252 W. 52nd St. in Indianapolis.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a memory and photos to share at an informal gathering after the service in Bethel’s Family Life Center.

June 20, 2021

Jeffery Patrick Clem

Aug. 24, 1959 — June 18, 2021

Jeffery Patrick Clem, 61, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, at his residence.

Born August 24, 1959, in Muncie, he was the son of Robert Clem and Naomi (Austill) Geary. He graduated from Mitchell High School and was married to Carol Lee Terrell January 17, 1990.

Jeff was employed at Ridgewood Apartments and was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed camping, spending time with grandchildren, and volunteering as security guard at Promise Keepers events.

Jeff was a member of Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Clem of Mitchell; son, Douglas Clem of Bedford; step-sons,
Josh (Brooke) Roll of Mitchell, Dallas (Shannon) Roll of Bedford; step-daughter, Sandi England of Mitchell; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Fred Clem of Mitchell, Carl (Brenda) Clem of North Carolina; step-siblings, Jerry (Norma) Zearbaugh of Selma, Brent (Carla) Geary of Florida, Darlene (George) Shigley of Muncie, Brenda (Dana) Dunbar of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews.

His parents; and siblings, Mary Box, Melody Henderson, Jimmy Zearbaugh, and Philip Geary, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Wes Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be offered at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Carolyn S. Cowan

March 21, 1938 — June 17, 2021

Carolyn S. Cowan, 83, of Orleans passed away June 17, 2021 at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

She was born March 21, 1938 in Mitchell to parents, Harry S. & Anna (Hall) Allen. Carolyn was a retired store manager for Dollar General for 17 years.

Survivors include her Daughter, Judith Wisley Cooper of Orleans; Sons, Dwight Wisley & wife, Janet of Orleans, Timothy Hall of Orleans; Sisters, Mary Morris of Bedford, Pauline Cook of Mitchell; Brothers, Lester Allen of Clarksville, Kenny Allen of Orleans, John Allen of Florida; 8 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great-great-grandchildren.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Cedric Hall; second husband, William Cowan; sister, Juanita Lebrun; great-grandson, Walker Wisley.

Funeral for Carolyn S. Cowan will be 2pm Saturday, June 19 at McAdams Mortuary. Brother Mike Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7pm Friday, June 18 at the funeral home and after 11am on Saturday. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery of Orleans.

For condolences visit mcadamsmortuary.com.

June 19, 2021

Frances Elizabeth Lineback

Feb. 03, 1930 — June 17, 2021

Frances Elizabeth Lineback, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Garden Villa.

Born February 3, 1930, in Kempton, IN, she was the daughter of Theodore Francis and Fern Philpott. She married Lowell Lineback on February 9, 1947, and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2009. She was a homemaker and a founding member of New Beginnings Church of Kokomo, IN.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Burtcher and husband, Jerry, of Westfield; two sons, Jon Lineback and wife, Diane, of Bedford and Kurt Lineback and wife, Kandy, of McKinney, TX; seven grandchildren, Jared Short, Susan Lewis, Melissa Duncan, Katie Radford, Rebekah Ciolli, Alexa Lineback, and Addison Lineback; eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Jane Short; a son-in-law, Jim Short; a grandson-in-law, Cory Lewis.

Private family graveside services will be conducted on Monday, June 21st at Albright Cemetery in Kokomo, IN.

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

Linda Kay Longest

Dec. 01, 1946 — June 17, 2021

Linda Kay Longest, 74, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, at her residence.

Born December 1, 1946, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Virgil R. and Alice E. (Reece) Knight.

Linda was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of children.

Surviving are her children, Rebecca (Tony) George of Mitchell, Richard Bryan Longest of Mitchell, Melinda Hope (Billy) Edmonson of Mitchell, Eva Dicks of Mitchell; grandchildren, Christopher George, Kayla George, Austin Longest, Nicole Allen, Destiny Edmonson, Marah Roop, and Davaney Roop; several step grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Alanna Edmonson; siblings, Larry Knight of Mitchell, Bobbie Knight of Mitchell.

Her parents; infant daughter, Susan Denise Longest; fathers of her children, Richard Longest and David Roop; long-time companion, William Edmonson; and siblings, Kenny Knight, Donnie Knight, and Judy Herald, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Kenneth David George

Oct. 01, 1942 — June 17, 2021

Kenneth David George, 78, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 1, 1942, in East Oolitic, he was the son of Winfred Clyde and Edna Rose (Hawkins) George. He graduated from Oolitic High School in 1960 and married Brenda Canada December 28, 1986. She preceded him in death April 1, 2012.

Kenneth was a self-employed construction contractor. He enjoyed playing poker, going to the boat and NASCAR.

Surviving are his children, Rhonda (Billy) Parks of Jasper, Judy Baugh of Bloomington, Troy George of Bedford, Jessica George of Bedford; step-children, Rachel Morris of Michigan, Jenny Reynolds of Bloomington, Chris Wright of Bedford, Joey Wright of Bedford; eight other stepchildren; 11 grandchildren and several step-grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren; sisters, Candace (Eddie Arnold) Davis of Mitchell, Linda Watson of Florida.

His parents; daughters, Beth Ann George and Felicia George; brothers, Rickey George, Ray George, and Alan George; and sisters, Sharon (George) Jenkins, and infants, Joyce Rosalie George, Lois Evelyn George, and Ruby Catherine George, preceded him in death.

Private family visitation will be followed by cremation.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jason Cummings

March 29, 1972 — June 16, 2021

Jason Cummings age 49 of Heltonville passed away on June 16, 2021 at 3:57 Am at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born in Bedford on March 29, 1972 to Robert and Sharon (Peed) Cummings. Jason worked for the Times-Mail newspaper for over 30 years, he was a graduate of BNL High School Class of 1990.

Surviving is his brother, Jeff Cummings and wife Kim of Heltonville; three nephews, Brandon Gray, Jason Gray and Kyle Gray; several cousins and family survive along with his dog, Kira

Jason was preceded in death by his parents

Cremation was chosen and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

June 18, 2021

Mandy Ann Arena

April 27, 1971 — June 15, 2021

Mandy Ann Arena, 50, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Born April 27, 1971, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Mike and Nancy (Jeskewich) Arena. She was a 1989 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She graduated from Michigan Christian College with an associate degree and attended Harding University thereafter. She worked as a surgical technician and in the health care field. Most recently, she stayed home to care for her mother. Mandy was one of the most caring and loving individuals and dedicated her life to caring for others. She was a wonderful aunt, niece, daughter, and sister who was deeply loved by her friends and family.

Survivors include her parents, of Bedford; a brother, Sam Arena and wife, Azure, of Carmel; a niece, Alyson Arena, whom she loved more than anything else in this world. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Phyllis Jeskewich, Frank and Mildred Arena.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In honor of her late grandmother, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation form/.

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

Linda Ann (Williams) Flinn

Aug. 13, 1936 — June 17, 2021

Linda Ann (Williams) Flinn, 84, of Pinhook died June 17, 2021.

She was born August 13, 1936, to David and Mildred (Mathews) Williams, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the Shawswick High School class of 1954. On September 4, 1955, she married John Kenneth Flinn, and he survives.

The daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of preachers, she was baptized into the church of Christ at Pinhook in 1948 and was a member for 73 years, teaching multiple Bible study classes for women and children and serving as an unimpeachable example of faithfulness unto death.

Always one to keep busy, in high school she started working at Kresge’s Department Store, and after graduation took a position working with local attorney Clarence J. Donovan. She later worked for Sallee and Company Accountants (now Turpen and Deckard), officially retiring around 2001, but staying on to help out during tax season for several years beyond that. Her favorite job was being Mom and Mamaw, cooking and baking pies for her ever-growing family.

In addition to her beloved Johnnie, she is survived by four children: Betsy Rose (Lee) Wildman of Columbus; David Alan (Ellen) of Bedford; Bradley Richard (Dana) of Pinhook; and John Wesley (Amanda) of Morris, MN – six grandchildren: Derek (Allison) Flinn; Nick (Julia) Wildman; Amanda (Ryan) Smith; Lauren Flinn; Carrie Flinn; and Brandon Flinn – and five great-grandchildren: Rachel, Sam, Emma, and Trinley Wildman; and Carolina Smith. One sister, Patsy Gaines of Cocoa, FL, and one brother, Lowell (Judy) Williams of Pinhook, survive as well, as do several nieces and nephews. We cannot fail to mention Tucker the cat, who has brought so much joy to her last years.

There will be a visitation at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 11:00am, with Bro. Lee Wildman and Bro. Paul Guthrie presiding. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery, where she will rest less than one mile from where she was born.

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

June 17, 2021

Carol Ann Abbott

Aug. 24, 1944 — June 13, 2021

Carol Ann Abbott, 76, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her residence.

She was born August 24, 1944, in Lawrence County to Robert and Catherine (Hopkins) Ratliff. She married Harold “Jim” Abbott on Dec. 15, 1967, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2018.

Carol was a graduate of Mitchell High School, class of 1962. She retired from the Mitchell Community School System and had previously worked at Travelers Radio and TV Corp. and Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington. She was of the Christian faith.

Surviving to cherish Carol’s memory are her sister, Ginny (Jim) Eggers; niece, Jayma (Marvin) Jones, whom Carol treated as her own daughter; brother-in-law, Steve (Carolyn) Abbott; and special cousins, Kenny and Peggy Ratliff and Eric and Thairon Ratliff and families.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.

Funeral services for Carol will be Friday, June 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Val Foughty-Killion officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Chapel of Peace. Visitation will also be Friday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel from 11:00 a.m until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com

Alan Wayne George

Aug. 10, 1954 — June 15, 2021

Alan Wayne George, 66, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville.

Born August 10, 1954, in East Oolitic, he was the son of Winfred Clyde and Edna Rose (Hawkins) George. He married Ruby Troutman March 6, 1993, and she preceded him in death July 29, 2013.

Alan had been employed several years at RCA, H & R Block, retired from Bender Lumber, and delivered buses for Carpenter Body Works. Alan graduated from Oolitic High School. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 689 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 654. Alan enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, car shows, and IU basketball.

Alan retired from the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his children, Crystal (Kenny) Guffey of Mitchell, Alan George II of Alabama; grandchildren, John David Burton, Bradley Burton, Jesse Burton, and Zachary George; great-grandchildren, Bradley Burton, Ty Burton, and Paxten Burton; siblings,
Kenny George of Bedford, Candace (Eddie Arnold) Davis of Mitchell, Linda Watson of Florida.

His parents; brothers, Rickey George and Ray George; sisters, Sharon (George) Jenkins, and infants, Joyce Rosalie George, Lois Evelyn George, and Ruby Catherine George, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery with Evangelist Jason Riggle officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Lana (Thomas) Fish

May 11, 1941 — June 16, 2021

Lana (Thomas) Fish, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 4:37 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 11, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James Paul and Wilma Marie (Brazzell) Thomas. She married James Fish on November 14, 1959, and he survives. She was a human resource coordinator for Indiana University for over forty years. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Phi Beta Kappa.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-two years, James, of Bloomington; two daughters, Lisa Fish, of Bloomington and Kristy Overton, of Frankfort, KY; a granddaughter, Alexis Overton, of Frankfort, KY; a sister, Paula Hammerquist, of Seattle, WA; a sister-in-law, Patti Fish, of Huntertown, IN; a brother-in-law, Thomas Fish, of Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Stephen Fish.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Green Hill Cemetery with Father Jegan Peter officiating.

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

Cheryl Jean Fields

May 20, 1941 — June 16, 2021

Cheryl Jean Fields, 80, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her home.

Born May 20, 1941, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Robert and Jean Charlotte (Braxton) Turner.

Cheryl retired from Roots RV & Sales, Inc. She graduated from Paoli High School in 1959.

Cheryl was an animal lover, especially dogs, and was a member of White River Humane Society and a supporter of bullet proof vests for canines. She was an avid reader with an interest in history.

Surviving are her nephew, Erin Braxton (April) Rosenberger of Bedford; niece, Kara Ann (Michael Rouker) Hancuff of Bloomington; great-nieces and nephews, Mariah Srygler, Nora Hancuff, Matthew and Amelia Rouker, and Mary “Mati” and Charlotte Rosenberger; great-great niece and nephew, Hazel and Harrison Hughes; brother-in-law, Jon Rosenberger of Bedford.

Her parents and sister, Jarita Rosenberger, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 16, 2021

Lee Ann Flynn

Nov. 20, 1956 — June 10, 2021

Lee Ann Flynn age 64 of Bedford passed away on June 10, 2021 at 8:12 Pm at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born in Bedford on November 20, 1956 to Lee Thompson and Phyllis (Lundy) Thompson. Lee Ann married William “Bill” Flynn on November 25, 1977 and he survives, she was retired and previously worked at Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill’ Flynn of Bedford, two sons, David (Kim) Flynn of Noblesville, Daniel (Veronica) Flynn of Bedford, one daughter, Jennifer Flynn-McCormick and husband Eric of Greenwood, five grandchildren, Christopher Holman, Gabriel Holman, Riley Flynn, Gavin Flynn and Violet Flynn, three sisters, Rena Jackson of Bedford, Lyn McPike of Bedford and Penny Hutchens of Bedford.

Lee Ann was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Phyllis Jo Hanners, one brother, Gary Brown, and one grandchild, Marshall Flynn.

In addition to her immediate family, LeeAnn was very close with many other friends and extended family members, acting as a stand-in mom for anyone who needed one. She was even given the special designation of Aunt Gee by her great-nieces and great-nephews, who she loved like grandchildren.

LeeAnn was a person who loved children her whole life, especially babies. She was exactly the person who you would call for advice whenever you needed help with a sick baby, a childcare question, or really for any practical advice. She was always ready to give out a bit of pragmatic wisdom, a good recipe, or just tell you not to bathe the kids until you were a little bit calmer.

She also loved to travel, whether it was across the country or just for a day in Nashville or French Lick. When she couldn’t travel in-person, she loved going places through stories. It didn’t matter if it was books, movies, plays, or just a good yarn; she relished a good story. She was a lifelong reader who thought there was something to be learned from any book, and loved sharing her books and love of reading with her loved ones.

More than maybe anything, LeeAnn was known for her sense of humor in any situation. She loved puzzles and games and was a formidable opponent in most card or board games; but would have everyone laughing the whole time she was beating them. Her laugh and her sense of humor were present in even the hardest situations, and right up to the end of her time here with us.

In planning for this time, it was her request that everyone “skip the funeral, and go straight to the wake”. As such, the family would like to invite family and friends to drop in and share stories and memories at a celebration of life gathering on Saturday June 19th, 2021 from 1:00 until 4:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

James M. Woods

April 01, 1933 — June 15, 2021

James M. Woods, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born April 1, 1933, in Russellville, AK, he was the son of E. A. and Cora (Hicks) Woods. He married Reba Mae Smith and she survives.

He retired as an Experimental Flight Administrator for Beechcraft/Raytheon in Wichita, KS after 40 years of service. His division built airplanes for the Air Force, Army, Navy and designed and certified the innovative Starship.

A gifted musician, he sang and played piano in quartets (Arkansas Valley Five and
Ambassadors) and was Music/Choir Director for over 30 years at Evangel A/G in Wichita. He later assisted his daughter, Melody, with the choir at Bedford A/G. He often said, “Beechcraft is my job. Music is my life.”

Survivors include his wife, Reba Mae, of Bedford; a daughter, Melody Turner and husband, Dr. Dennis Turner, of Bedford; a grandchild, Austin Malone, of Bedford; two great grandchildren, Elle and Finn Malone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lloyd (Pinky) Woods; two sisters, Bobbi Wright and Billie Wilson.

Jim was the family “MacGyver.” He fixed…well…anything. He loved gardening, landscaping and built a spring-fed pond, stocked it with fish, and developed a family park called, Beechwood. Jim loved his family with word and deed, his Lord with conviction, and had a special bond with Melody/Denny’s Bichon, Maggie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19th in the Elmwood
Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Wigington and Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, June 19th at the Day and Carter Mortuary.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers’ Association at https://www.alz.org/ or the Children and Youth Ministries at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Bloomington.

Richard Eugene Todd

Nov. 22, 1934 — June 15, 2021

Richard Eugene Todd, 86, of Norman, passed away at 1:55 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at his residence.

Born November 22, 1934, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Samuel O. and Florence (Norman) Todd. He was a graduate of Heltonville High School with the class of 1954. He married Verla F. Murphy in 1955, and she survives. He was a member of the Mundell Christian Church. He was a farmer his entire life, raising a variety of animals and crops. He purchased his grandparents’ homestead and lived there for 66 years. He enjoyed being out on the farm.

Survivors include his wife, Verla, of Norman; two sons, Mike Todd and wife, Jerri, and Mark Todd; grandchildren, Stephanie Metzger, Stacie Helbert and husband, Seth, Stephen Todd and wife, Whitley, Matthew Todd and wife, Erin, and Andrew Todd; great grandchildren, Karlie Metzger, Bryson Metzger, Taylor Helbert, Carter Helbert, Clover Todd, Grayson Todd, and Jaxon Todd; siblings, Wilma Spencer, Fred Todd and wife, Jane, Dorothy Bauer and husband, Richard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19th at the Mundell Christian Church with Mike Fountain officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mildred “Midge” Petry-Gilley

Sept. 22, 1926 — June 14, 2021

Mildred “Midge” Petry-Gilley, 94, of Brownsburg, IN, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

Born September 22, 1926, in Fort Ritner, IN, she was the daughter of Fred T. Beavers and Mattie E. (Horner) Beavers. She married Theodore Petry in 1946 and he preceded her in death. She then married Jacky Gilley who also preceded her in death.

Midge was a 1945 graduate of Medora High School with the class of 1945. She was raised in the Lutheran Faith and had worked at Travelers Radio in Orleans, Costco in Columbus, and retired from Kohls Department Store in Indianapolis.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Midge include her daughter, Eulala Petry Williams; one son, Joseph “Freddy” Petry; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two adopted granddaughters; three sisters, Lu Wolka, Mary Foster and Ruth Silberman; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mildred “Midge” Petry-Gilley will be Monday, June 21, 2021, at 2:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Stan Lovins, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at Ferguson-Lee from 11:00am until the service hour.

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

June 15, 2021

Donald Lee Wilson

May 04, 1942 — June 10, 2021

Donald Lee Wilson, 79, passed away on June 10, 2021 in Bedford, IN.

Donald was born in Owensburg, IN on May 4, 1942 to Emerson and Tillie (Johnson) Wilson. On May 25, 1962 he married his high school sweetheart, Karen Kay Wilson.

Throughout his successful career, he worked for W.L Thomas, B&LS Mining and Shand Mining. He also owned and operated a construction company for many years, D.L Wilson, Inc. He had a passion for running heavy equipment, especially bulldozers, and he prided himself on working hard every day. He enjoyed traveling to many countries for work and always had stories to tell about his adventures.

Donald loved his family more than anything and he was always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was an auction enthusiast and a few of his favorite things to buy were heavy equipment and antiques, especially if it was a good deal. He also adored Friesian horses and owned several throughout his lifetime.

Surviving are his three daughters, Kim (Jerry) Waldridge of Owensburg, IN, Terri Wilson of Bloomfield, IN, and Kristi (Dale) Sissman of Bloomfield, IN; six grandchildren, Randi (Erik) Browning of Washington, IN, Steven (Allison) Waldridge of Owensburg, IN, Stephanie Graves of Bloomfield, IN, Aaron Sissman of Bloomfield, IN, Eric (Brooke) Sissman of Ellettsville, IN and Amanda (Tyler) Collier of Vale, NC; fourteen great grandchildren; and nephews and great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Shirley Wilson; and great grandson, Cordae Love.

Visitation will be Friday, June 18, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford, IN. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Bloomfield First Baptist Church, 500 Lincoln Drive, Bloomfield, IN, with Pastor Doug Cassel officiating. Visitation on Saturday will be prior to the service from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Bloomfield First Baptist Church. Burial will follow service at Dishman Cemetery in Owensburg, IN.

Condolences may be expressed at www.FergusonLee.com

Sherry A. Sherrill

Aug. 28, 1924 — June 12, 2021

Sherry A. Sherrill, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Bedford, Indiana.

Born August 28, 1924, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Irene (Troy) Johnson. She married Leroy “Cy” Sherrill on April 10, 1944, and he preceded her in death.

Sherry was a graduate of Bedford High School, class of 1942, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Surviving Sherry are her son, David Sherrill, and his wife, Linda, of St. Louis; brother, Brent Johnson; and dear friend, Sheila Hatfield of Bedford.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Brenda Armstrong; and brother, Joe Johnson.

A visitation for Sherry will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Christian Village of Bedford.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.FergusonLee.com

Charles James Costello

Oct. 26, 1945 — June 11, 2021

Charles James Costello, 75, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 26, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of Frank and Gertrude (Searing) Costello.

Charles was an owner of a restaurant.

Surviving are his daughters, Cynthia Slinkard of Bedford, Christine Redman of Hollywood, Florida, Dawn Daly of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Georgie, Gerri, and Jeanne of Brooklyn, New York.

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 14, 2021

Earl Dean Wilson

Oct. 27, 1947 — June 12, 2021

Earl Dean Wilson, 73, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his residence.

Born October 27, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Alex and Maggie (Morrow) Wilson. He married Carla Diane Bartlett and she survives. He was a retired fork-lift operator for IMCO. He loved gardening, playing with his grandkids, and taking care of his animals.

Survivors include his wife, Carla, of Bedford; children, Gina (Andy) Preston, Lannette (Alex) Mathis, Maggie (Jacob) Pranger, Mandy (Shayne) Hubbard, and Tyler (Josie) Bartlett; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Floyd “Chop” (Brenda) Wilson, Rosie Crane Wright, and Kathy Ramey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17th, and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, June 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Warren Lee Wildman

Jan. 05, 1937 — June 11, 2021

Warren Lee Wildman, 84, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at his residence.

Born January 5, 1937, he was the son of Wilmer and Alice (Sherfick) Wildman. He married Patsy (Blankenship) Harvey June 17, 2019.

Warren retired from General Motors and was a graduate of Shawswick High School. He loved steam trains, gardening, yard sales, and hunting arrowheads, geodes, mushrooms. Warren was a Christian who worshipped at the Spice Valley Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Wildman of Mitchell; children, Lee (Betsy) Wildman, Jr. of Columbus, Valerie (Sanford) Gentry of Williams; grandchildren, Nicklas (Julia) Wildman of Gardendale, Alabama, Amanda (Ryan) Smith of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Catherine (Ben) Greenwood of Lebanon, Ohio, Abigail Gentry of West Lafayette, Indiana; great grandchildren, Rachel, Sam, Emma, and Trinley Wildman, Carolina Smith, and Robert and Phillip Greenwood; siblings, Wilma Tirmenstein of Beech Grove, Lesley Wildman of Trinity Springs.

His parents; wives, Shirley (Pickens) Wildman and Rose (Berry) Wildman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Lee Wildman officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Springs Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 12, 2021

Wayne Tirey

Aug. 21, 1930 — June 10, 2021

Wayne Tirey, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

He was born in Mitchell on Aug. 21, 1930, to George and Ada (Smith) Tirey. He married Charlotte Wagner on Aug. 19, 1950, in Lawrence County and she preceded him in death.

Wayne was a mechanic and operated Nick’s Tire Service in Oolitic. He retired from the North Lawrence Community School System as a mechanic and enjoyed spending time at the Mitchell Community Senior Citizens Center, hiking, traveling and camping.

Wayne served in the United States Marine Corp.

Surviving to cherish Wayne’s memory are daughters, Toni (Don) Hardesty and Vivian Nicholson, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Amy Canada, Eric (Sally) Nicholson and Ryan (Lindsey) Hardesty; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Don Tirey, both of Oolitic and Larry Tirey of Bedford; sister, Rhea Dawn Anderson of Bedford; and his best friend, Dink, the dog.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son-in-law, Steve Nicholson; grandson, Adrian Nicholson; brothers, John Henry Tirey and Alvy Tirey; and sisters, Mary Jane Tirey, Phyllis Tucker, Delores Grubb and Ella Albright.

Services for Wayne will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Don Tirey officiating. Visitation will also be Monday, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee. A committal service will be held Tuesday, June 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Ann Adele Ford

May 02, 1954 — June 02, 2021

Ann Adele Ford, 67, of Melbourne, FL passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on June 2, 2021 in Melbourne, FL.

Ann was born on May 2, 1954 in Bedford, IN to Doyle A. and Adele (Byers) Cobb, she was the middle of 5 children. Ann is survived by her two older brothers Ronald Doyle (Sue) Cobb of Vallonia, IN and Michael Edward (Helen) Cobb of Melbourne, FL as well as her two younger sisters Robyn Lorraine (John) Garland of Jacksonville, FL and Deborah Dianne Cobb of Bedford, IN.

Ann graduated from Bedford High School in 1972 and has always enjoyed returning to Bedford for her high school reunions. Ann became a registered nurse graduating from Indiana University of Kokomo in May 1976. It was there that she met her loving husband Robert “Bob” Charles Ford II from Kokomo, IN. They married on June 5, 1976, she passed away just shy of their 45th wedding anniversary. Bob and Ann moved to Melbourne, FL in 1977 where they started their family and careers. They had three children; Aimee Adele Whitlock, Amanda Brooke Sturgil, and Robert “Bobby” Charles Ford III. After her kids were grown, Ann returned to Indiana University of Kokomo and attained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree in May 2004. Ann was a well-known nurse for over 44 years starting as an Obstetrics nurse with Dr. Victor Alvarez, then moving onto a GI lab nurse at Holmes Regional Medical Center, and finally a nurse at the Breast Center all in Melbourne, FL. She retired in July 2019.

Ann is preceded in death by her mother, Adele, and father, Doyle, her in-laws Robert Charles Ford and Betty Louise (Young) Ford. She is survived by her husband Bob; daughters Aimee (Dave Larkin) Whitlock, Amanda (Shannon) Sturgil; son Bobby (Holly) Ford; grandchildren Madison Ann-Adele (Tony Jenkins) Whitlock (21), Christian Kai Reeves (Cali Hirst) Whitlock (19), Shaelen Louise Whitlock (15), Skylar Ashley Sturgil (10), Brooklyn Ann Sturgil (10), Laken Frances Whitlock (7), Abigail Rose Ford (6), Charlotte Elizabeth Ford (4), Robert “Charlie” Charles Ford IV (3); great-grandchildren Jesiah Matey Jenkins (3), Chloe Noelle Whitlock (8 months), and another on the way; and her beloved dogs Levi and Tuxedo. Ann has many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins all whom were very special to her.

Ann was not only a skilled and empathetic nurse, she was a devoted wife, sister, loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother “Nana”, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, and friend. Ann was an angel here on earth. She cared for her mother-in-law, then her own mother, all while caring for all those named above. Ann loved unconditionally and always looked for the good in people. She was fiercely caring, loyal, and giving. Her smile and laugh were contagious, she always made you feel welcome and as if you were the only person in the room. She knew not only about you but about your friends and family and would always ask about them. Ann never missed a birthday and loved to sing the birthday song first thing in the morning on our special day. Ann was the “rock” of our family, she was the glue that kept us all together. We are all beyond devastated. She left behind a massive absence that can never be replaced.

“Life is a Journey, not a Destination”

Memorial Services will be held at:
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1710 Hickory St.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Saturday June 19, 2021 at 10am
Reception for family and friends will be held at Suntree Country Club immediately following at 12PM.

Anyone wishing to share expressions of sympathy is asked to consider donations in Ann’s name to: Indiana University of Kokomo School of Nursing

You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye.
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.

Flowers are welcome.   brownliemaxwell.com

Charles E. (Broz) Pruett

April 03, 1944 — June 10, 2021

Charles E. (Broz) Pruett age 77, of Shoals, passed on June 10, 2021, at his residence.

He was born April 3, 1944, in Lawrence County to Lawson and Inez (Baker) Pruett.

“Broz” is survived by two daughters, April Diamond of Washington, and Bridget Pruett of Shoals, and one sister, Mary Jane Allbright of Shoals.

Cremation was chosen.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered at www.fergusonlee.com

June 11, 2021

Diana “Susie” Hall

Dec. 26, 1948 — June 09, 2021

Diana “Susie” Hall, 72, of Orleans, passed away at 1:40 AM on June 9, 2021 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born December 26, 1948 in Salem, IN, the daughter of Cletis “Bud” Leon and Virginia Marshall (Hall) Bennett. She married John Hall on July 17, 1971 and he survives.

She graduated from Mitchell High School. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Susie really enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of Orleans; four children, Jeff Hall (Krista) of Orleans, Kelly Brewer (Ed) of Illinois, Keely Rominger (Billy) of Paoli and John C. Hall (Mandy) of Orleans; three siblings, Kay Mundy (Dave) of Mitchell, Charles “Ricky” Bennett and Nancy Edwards (Richard) of Mitchell; twelve grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, Rusty Hall; parents; one brother, Larry Bennett.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

June 10, 2021

Martha Jane Gates

April 04, 1958 — June 09, 2021

Martha Jane Gates, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 2:03 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington, IN.

Born April 4, 1958, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Harvey George and Clara Maude (Dillman) Goldsberry Todd. She had worked in hospitality services and claimed Faith Mission Church as her church family.

Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Harper (Daniel), of Gastonia, NC and Cara Lee Hollers, of Pensacola, FL; three grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, and Logan Harper; a brother, Samuel Goldsberry, Sr. (LuAnn), of Brownsburg; two sisters, Sue Colburn, of Bedford and Sandra Denniston (Leonard), of Norman, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Aaron Wardlaw officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Memory Gardens in Indianapolis on Monday, June 14th. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Doyle Willis Raines

Sept. 20, 1935 — June 06, 2021

Doyle Willis Raines, age 85, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. He was born September 20, 1935 in Bedford, Indiana to Joseph and Pearl Raines.

He graduated from Bedford High school and attended Purdue University. He was a member of the National Guard, 138th Battalion, serving six years with Honorable Discharge as Staff Sergeant. He married Norma Jane Thompson on May 6, 1974. He retired from Indiana Dept. of Corrections in 1999, as the Chief of Operations. He also worked at Indiana Brass, Hyster Company, Sparton’s, Commercial Filters, and Harnischfeger.

He was an avid guitar player of country western and bluegrass. Many times, he rented a building in North Salem for musical jams with friends. He was the founder and last original member of the Raines Reunion, that took place every Memorial Day for 42 years. He cherished his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was devoted to his family and will be deeply missed.

Doyle was a historian, he was a conversationalist. No subject was off limits. He knew enough to talk about politics, athletics, wars, and music. He was a carpenter, electrician, plumber, and auto mechanic.

Doyle is survived by his wife of 47 years, Norma Raines of Crawfordsville; three children, Cindy (Joe) Hunter of Bedford, Misty (Michael) Busse of Connersville, and Traci (Tim) Seavy of Lebanon; a son-in-law, Tony Kohl of Crawfordsville; 16 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Doyle was preceded in death by his three daughters, Shawn Phillips, Sherry Farrell, and Trisa Kohl; son, Timothy Raines, three sisters, Doris Earley, Connie Pingree, and Geraldine Raines; three brothers, Joseph Raines, Robert Raines, and Wayne Raines.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville on Friday June 11, 2021 from 2:00pm until the time of funeral service at 4:00pm. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Leatherwood Cemetery in Bedford, Indiana at 1:00 pm. The service will be live-streamed and recorded, which can be viewed on Doyle’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com

Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com

Joseph Anthony (Tony) Lewis

Dec. 28, 1948 — April 15, 2021

Tony Lewis passed away on April 15, 2021 at his home in Clarksville, Indiana at the age of 72.

He was born December 28, 1948 in Williams, Indiana to Roy W. and Bette I.(Coulter) Lewis, they both preceded him in death.

Tony is survived by his 3 children, Anthony Lewis of Cincinnati, Ohio; Tona Sanchez of Wichita, Kansas; and Jeff (Stacy) Lewis of Shelbyville, Indiana. He is also survived by his sister Donna Inman of Bedford, Indiana; brother Ricky Lewis of Williams, Indiana; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Tony is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the United States Airforce for 14 years, ending his military career in 1986.

Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Tony liked him right away. He was known for his fun loving, joking personality. Most who knew him have a great story or joke to pass on from their visits with him.

Tony is loved dearly by his family and will be missed terribly. His family is holding a Celebration of Life in the pavilion at the Bedford Boat Club on June 19 at 1:00 PM. Feel free to join us in sharing our happy stories about Tony.

June 09, 2021

Roy Donald Bex

Feb. 14, 1949 — June 08, 2021

Roy Donald Bex, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his residence.

Born February 14, 1949, in Williams, IN, he was the son of Elmer and Ruth (Tolbert) Bex. He married Roxie Jordan on April 21, 2000, and she survives. He was a factory worker for Stone City Products. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Roxie, of Bedford; children, Brian (Melissa) Bex, Aaron (Diana) Bex, Ana (Jerry) Stevens, Dewey (Pam) Jordan, Emily (Bill) Tedrow, Victor (Sandra) Jordan, and Betty (Jimmy) Brown; 46 grandchildren; a brother, Amel (Ann) Bex.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arnold; a sister, Dorothy; two granddaughters, Tory Bex and Chrissy Jordan; a nephew, Amel Dee, II.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 11th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Port Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, June 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Roger D. Pemberton

Nov. 15, 1960 — June 07, 2021

Roger D. Pemberton, 60, of Bedford, passed away at his daughter’s residence on June 7, 2021.

Born November 15, 1960, he was the son of Shirley (Boone) Watson and Denzel “Dale” Pemberton.

Roger was a graduate of Mitchell High School and was a truck driver. He enjoyed being around his grandchildren and children and enjoyed going to the Bloomington Speedway.

Surviving Roger is his mother, Shirley Watson of Pekin, IL; his children, Corey Pemberton, Kyle Pemberton and Shayna Pemberton, all of Bedford; grandchildren, McKenna Pemberton, Blakelee Pemberton, Jackson Pemberton and Karter Pemberton, all of Bedford; siblings, Nancy Terrell and Brad Pemberton of Pekin, IL, and Tab Morris of Bedford; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his aunt Edna and uncle George whom he lived with as a child; a cousin, Brian Eagans, who was like a brother; a brother, Harley Morris; Sisters Gina Pemberton and Tonya Morris.

Funeral services for Roger D. Pemberton will be Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Visitation will be on Friday from 9-11 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Recovery in Bedford.

Condolences may be expressed at www.FergusonLee.com

John Matthew Moore

Jan. 11, 1954 — June 07, 2021

John Matthew Moore, 67, of Bedford, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 11, 1954, he was the son of Harold and Mary Jane Sehr Moore.

John retired from Brunner’s/Manchester Tank in Bedford as a Welder and Mechanic and had worked at Western Auto and Cosner’s. He graduated from Shawswick High School and loved working on cars, working on his farm, fishing, riding his 4-wheeler and driving around in his truck.

Surviving to cherish the memory of John Matthew are his siblings, Judy (Gary) Deckard of Dayton, OH, Ed (Patsy) Moore of Lafayette, IN, Janet (Mike) Bowling of North Vernon, IN, Libby (Dave) Mullis of Bedford, and Ruthie (Rex) Martin of North Carolina; along with several nieces, nephews. great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceding John in death are his parents, Harold and Mary Jane; his grandparents, John M. and Bertha (Fortner) Sehr and William A. and Inez (Kurtz) Moore; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry Pruitt; three nephews, Eric Michael Bowling, Andy Frye and Brandon Martin.

Funeral services for John Matthew Moore will be held on Thursday, June 10th at 10:30am at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Dave Mullis officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to Between the Crowd.

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

Sarah Jessica Lewis

Jan. 03, 1999 — June 06, 2021

Sarah Jessica Lewis, 22, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Indianapolis.

Born January 3, 1999, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of David and Betty (Busick) Lewis.

Sarah graduated this May of 2021 from IUPUI Kelley School of Business. She loved animals, and had two sugar gliders and a cat named Onalia. She was committed to exercise and physical health. She loved travel, and was passionate about other cultures. Sarah was hard-working and dedicated in things to which she was committed. Family was important to her above all else. Sarah was passionate. She cared for family and friends with her whole heart, and loved big.

Surviving are her parents, David and Betty Lewis of Bedford; siblings, Leysa (Aaron) Nichols of Mitchell, Layne Bailey of Mitchell, Eric (Missy) Lewis of Seneca, Illinois, Chris Tuell of Bargersville, Kelly Tuell of Jasper, John Lewis of Richton Park, Illinois, Jaima Lewis of French Lick, Jenny Lewis of French Lick; eight nieces, six nephews, eight grand nieces, and five great nephews.

Her sister, Lynda Lea Lewis, and grandparents, Kenneth and Pauline Busick and Fleny and Thelma Lewis, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 08, 2021

Charlotte Ann Mohr

May 07, 1934 — June 07, 2021

Charlotte Ann Mohr age 87 of Bedford passed away at 12:30 AM at June 7, 2021 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

She was born in Silverville on May 7, 1934 to Herman and Chloie M. (Wagner) Reynolds. She married George C. Mohr, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

Charlotte owned the Wells Shop in Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Surviving family members include, Shirley Super and family, Judy Crane and family, Bonnie West and family, Bill Super and family, Tom Super and family, Jack Helton and family, Jodi Ritchison Wright and family, and Carrie Helton Blackwell and family.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday June 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, with Duane Terry, officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Penny S. Parker

July 23, 1951 — June 05, 2021

Penny S. Parker Taylor age 69 of Bedford passed away on Jun 5, 2021 at 11:34 PM at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford in Bedford on July 23, 1951 to Claude Parker, Jr. and Leora (Stancombe) Parker. Penny was a CNA for many years and also worked doing in home care, she attended Burgoon Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Roxie (Donald) Davis of Bedford, Rhonda (Kenneth) May of Mitchell, Tobitha McCoy of Bedford and Dawn Hilderbrand of Illinois, one son, Donald Parker and his wife of Bloomington, one sister, Candy (Chris) Hughes of Bedford, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, her fur baby, Zeek Morris Taylor.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Loretta Parker and Robin Parker Mikels.

Cremation was chosen and she will be laid to rest at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Robert Leo “Bob” Holt

Nov. 04, 1940 — June 07, 2021

Robert Leo “Bob” Holt age 80 of Bedford passed away on Monday June 7, 2021 at 10:00 Pm at his residence.

He was born on November 4, 1940 in Lawrence County to Leo and Celia (Covey) Holt. He married Elaine New on March 10, 1972 and she survives. Bob attended Needmore School and worked as a truck driver for 38 years, he also served his country in the United States Air Force. He was of the Pentecostal faith; he enjoyed his family and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Holt, two daughters, Adriane (Eric) Beasley and Tricia (Ronnie) Frost, grandchildren, Sarita Holt, Braydon Henson, Jaron Bachman, Mackenzie Beasley, Kierston Terrell, Triston Terrell and Baylee Holt, one great grandson, Bronx Boone, two sisters, Dixie (Edward) Moore and Linda (John) Davis.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Scott Holt, three brothers, Frank Holt, Russell Holt and Anthony Holt in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday June 11, 2021 at 3:00 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 Pm until service time at 3:00 Pm at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Roger Pemberton

Roger Pemberton, Bedford, 60, passed away on 6/07/2021. Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.

June 07, 2021

Phyllis L. Fortner

July 06, 1940 — June 04, 2021

Phyllis L. Fortner, 80, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 10:00 p.m. on Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born July 6, 1940, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Cornelius Fry and Ruby (Jackson) Fry. She married Robert “Bob” Fortner on September 3, 1960, and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2015. She was an Inspector at GE and was a member of the Dive Christian Church. Throughout her life, she was a constant caregiver of many, a proud grandmother, and a great cook. She loved gospel music, and flowers of all kinds. She was affectionately known to many as Mamaw.

Survivors include two sons, Brad Fortner and wife Karla, of Bedford, and Mark Fortner, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Rachel Bunch and husband Dakoda, of Mitchell, Shelby Fortner and husband Isaac Slaughter, of Oolitic, Sam Fortner and companion Carrie Sharp, of Bedford, and Silas Fortner, of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Noah, Caroline and Rhylee Bunch, and Charlotte Fortner; three siblings, Meredith Fry, of Chesterfield, Verna Sleighter, of Bedford, and John Fry, of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Esther Fry, Gerald Fry, Mary Etta Rainey, Morris Fry, Donna Hagan, David Fry.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9th and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, all at Day & Carter Mortuary. In honor of Lavon’s generous hospitality and excellent cooking, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Bertha’s Mission.

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

June 06, 2021

Rickie Lee Jones

March 17, 1947 — June 03, 2021

Rickie Lee Jones, 74, of Springville died at 8:30 pm on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his residence.

Born March 17, 1947 in Springville he was the son of Oscar Edgar and Helen Gertrude (Flynn) Jones. He had worked on the bridge crew for CSX for over 30 years. He married Mona Lisa Conner on July 29, 1978 and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He had attended Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mona of Springville; a daughter, Treva Peckham and husband William of Bloomington; a son, Kevin Jones of Springville; seven grandchildren: Jonathon Bean, Monica Irene Jones, Christian A. Peckham, Khloe Jones, Grace Ann Peckham, Conner Ryan Jones, and Zachary Alan Jones; a brother, Lonnie Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Steven Wayne Jones, and Rickie Alan Jones; a grandson, Steven Michael Jones; three brothers: Eddie, Tommie, and Jimmie Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00pm on Monday, June 7th at the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church with Pastor Justin Berger officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, June 7th at the Tunnel Hill Church.

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

Sana Diane McGill

April 14, 1963 — June 04, 2021

Sana Diane McGill, 58, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at her home.

Born April 14, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William Gurney and Ruth Evelyn (Cahill) Baker. She married Bobby Ray McGill December 22, 1983.

Sana was employed at Bliss Place and previously at Orschlen and Big Blue. She loved fishing with her husband and camping with the family. Sana enjoyed bowling and was competitive at all games. Her husband, daughters, and grandkids were her everything.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby McGill of Mitchell; daughters, Lois Diane McGill of Chandler, Courtney Rae (Austin) Caudell of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Avery, Brylie, Rowan, Amelia “Mia,” Emersyn “Emy”, and Carson; siblings, Terry Dale Baker of Mitchell, Rhoda Smith of Bedford, Doris Prewitt of Mitchell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 7, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

June 05, 2021

Joseph Leo Henley

Dec. 03, 1939 — May 08, 2021

The family of Joseph Leo Henley, of Bedford, mourns his peaceful passing from the natural causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. Joe, age 80, died on May 8, 2020, in Indianapolis.

Please join us in celebrating Joe’s life over coffee and doughnuts on Saturday, June 12 from 1:00-6:00 at the Thornton Park Pavilion (behind the pool) in Bedford, Indiana. For more information, contact Laura Henley at 812-329-0039.

He was born Dec. 3, 1939, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., to the late Clarence Joseph and Hallie Louise (Powell) Henley of Wheaten, Maryland. On June 9, 1963, he married Elizabeth “Betsy” Merritt, a lasting and fulfilling union until Betsy’s death in 2010.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Joe proudly served 20 years in the United States Navy as an officer and a Seabee. A civil engineer, he led vital construction projects all over the globe including the Vietnam Conflict and Antarctica. After retiring from the Navy, Joe earned his teaching certificate from Indiana University and taught mathematics at Bedford North Lawrence High School. After retiring from North Lawrence Community Schools, Joe kept busy working as a construction worker for Pritchett Brothers Construction as well as a professional and volunteer handyman for The Villages of Indiana, Hoosier Hills Red Cross, and his wife, Betsy.

A lifelong Catholic, Joe had a deep faith, growing his spiritual life with prayer, retreats, and most of all, service. Wherever he was in the world, Joe was an active member of his parish, serving in whatever capacity he could: Lector or Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council, Pennies from Heaven, putting up tables after coffee and doughnuts, escorting elderly parishioners, or handing out foreign coins to younger parishioners after Mass.

Joe’s memory will be cherished by his children, Laura Henley of Bedford, Matt (Karen) Henley of Flemington, New Jersey, and Jane (Ben Kupronis) Henley of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Jack, Peter and Brendan Henley of New Jersey and Will, Paul and Kate Kupronis of Georgia; his oldest brother, Clarence “Biff” (Iris) Henley of Washington, D.C; foster son, Ben (Catherine) Hart, of Salisbury, Maryland; and extended family and dear friends.

He is reunited in Heaven with his parents, Clarence and Hallie; his wife, Betsy; and his brothers, Eugene “Gene” and Dennis.

The family would like to thank the staff of Fairway Village of Indianapolis for being Joe’s caregiving family and especially for their kind and compassionate care during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, FDR Station, POB 220, New York, NY 10150 (alzinfo.org); Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Alexandria, VA 22203 (nmcrs.org); or L.I.F.E (Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor), 1204 I Street, Bedford, IN 47421 (lifeindiana.org).

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

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

Michael K. Parker II

July 27, 1972 — May 22, 2021

Michael K. Parker II, 48, of Bedford, Indiana, died on May 22, 2021 in Crawford County, Indiana due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash. He was born on July 27, 1972 in Bedford, Indiana to the late Michael K. Parker I and Vicki Mae (Hacker) Parker.

He was a glass installer for Sipes Autobody and Glass. He was a member of the UKC, Southern Monroe Coon Hunters Club, and Dive Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Candy Parker.

He is survived by his wife: Charity R. (Henderson) Parker; daughters: Michaela M. Parker and Madison M. Parker; a sister, Micah Ruth Parker; brothers: Dustin B. Parker (Robin Picou) and Larry D. Parker (Lori); nieces and nephews: Cody W. Parker, Hannah Howell, Ashley Martin, Hannah R. Parker, Reid A. Parker, Jayden Compton, Kinser and Grissom Howell, Payton Martin, Hudson Martin, Lucas Brummett, Zek New, and Landon Parker.

A celebration of life will be at a later date.

Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.brownnewkirk.com

June 04, 2021

Legacy Renae Johnson

May 27, 2021 — June 02, 2021

Legacy Renae Johnson, 6 days, passed away at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. She was born May 27, in Paoli and was the daughter of Matthew and Taylor (King) Johnson.

Legacy Renae is survived by her parents, Matthew and Taylor; two brothers, Raylan and Legend; one sister, Addisyn; maternal grandparents, Kiley and Billy Harkness; paternal grandparents, Dallas and Shannon Roll; maternal great-grandparent, Barbara Hopper; paternal great-grandparents, Richard and Janie Johnson; one uncle, Richard Jamison; three aunts, Brittany Jamison, Jordan Reed and Elizabeth Harkness; and one great-uncle, Josh King.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Linda and Gilbert Jamison; and her maternal great-great-grandmother, Bonnie Holmes.

Funeral services for Legacy Renae will be Monday at 1pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11am-1pm Monday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Elmer Bush

July 03, 1945 — May 31, 2021

Elmer Bush, 75, of Paoli Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, at IU Health in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born in Mitchell, Indiana on July 3, 1945, to Charles and Naomi Stewart Bush. He married Yvonne Yopp on October 12, 1979, and she preceded him in death.

Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, parents, daughter, Deanna Andrews, and brothers, Ray bush and John Busch.

He was in National Guard from 1963-1969. Elmer was a member of the American Legion Post 250 in Mitchell IN. He was a Christian baptized in the Baptist Faith. Elmer retired from Carpenter Body Works and Jasper Engines in Carefee, Indiana. He was currently employed at Lost River Career Cooperative.

Survivors include Sons, Eric (Lisa) Bush, Bloomington, Indiana, Daniel Bush, Mitchell, Indiana, Steven Bush, Bedford, Indiana, Joe Bush, Bedford, Indiana, Chris (Jennifer) Bush, Mitchell, Indiana, Joe Yopp, Paoli, Indiana, Eddie (Sarah) Yopp, Paoli, Indiana; Brothers, Mike (Juanita) Bush, Orleans, Indiana, Clarence (Louise) Bush, Orleans, Indiana, Jim (Tammy) Bush, Orleans, Indiana, Paul Bush, Mitchell, Indiana; Sisters, Edna Marlatt, Logansport, Indiana, Janet (Richard) Wisley, Orleans, Indiana, Sharon Baker, Frankfort, Indiana, Oneita (Jim) Roach, Bloomfield, Indiana, Gale (Bill) Spadie, Springville, Indiana, Elnora King, Mitchell, Indiana; 14-Grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews also survive Elmer Bush.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell St. Paoli IN 47454. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, June 4, 2021, and from 9:00 AM until time of service on Saturday. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Community Cemetery. Pastor Jim Roach will officiate.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

June 03, 2021

Brenda Edwards Burris

July 19, 1944 — May 31, 2021

Brenda Edwards Burris, 76, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 19, 1944, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Robert Earl and Mary Rachel (Jenkins) Edwards. She married Louis Emil Burris, Jr., November 28, 1964, and he preceded her in death April 6, 2015.

Brenda was last employed at CVS. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and loved spending time with her family and friends. Brenda enjoyed knitting, cooking, reading, and music.

Surviving are her children, Seth Thomas (Karen) Burris of Bedford, Emily Suzanne (Tony) Wheeler of Mitchell; grandchildren, Samuel (Laura) Westfall of North Carolina,
Aidan Wheeler of Bloomington; sister, Tammy Russell of Orleans.

Her parents; husband; son, Ashley Wade Burris; and siblings, David Edwards, Robert W. Edwards, Lee Edwards, Sue Edwards, and Buddy Edwards, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Patricia Ann Allen

Nov. 19, 1947 — June 01, 2021

Patricia Ann Allen age 73 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday June 1, 2021 at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born on November 19, 1947 in Bedford to Mary Louise (Fullen) and Kenneth Edward Allen.

Patty was a nurse for over 40 years; a mother to 5 children, Kenneth Turpin, Walter Turpin, Shannon Allen, Shawn Turpin, and Erin Shelton, and numerous others that referred to her as “Mom’. “Henny” to James Shelton, and grandma to numerous grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Helen Allen, Carol Dean Allen, and Kenneth Jean Allen.

Patty is survived by two sisters, Christina Roberts and Maryalice Allen. Patty was aunt to Peter, Melanie, Dexter and Viktor.

She was an amazing cook and feeder of many; a singer of songs and lover of musicals. Nothing brought her more joy than a shared meal with family and friends. She loved craic classic rock and helping others. Patty was quick witted, loved deeply and she will be sorely missed.

An Irish blessing; May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again may God hold you in the hallow of his hand.

A celebration of Patty’s life will be held on Saturday June 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Friends and family are welcome to attend starting at 12:00 noon until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral is entrusted with her care.

Cheryl A. Caraway

Cheryl A. Caraway age 69 of Bedford passed away at 11:36 AM on Saturday May 29, 2021 at White River Lodge in Bedford. Cremation with no services was chosen and entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with her care.

June 02, 2021

Evan Micah Barnhart

Sept. 27, 1986 — May 28, 2021

Evan Micah Barnhart, 34, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Hospital.

Born September 27, 1986, in Mitchell, he was the son of Stan Owen and Donna May (Meadors) Barnhart.

Evan was funny, smart, very creative, and good at making things. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 2005.

Surviving are his parents, Stan and Donna Barnhart of Mitchell; siblings, Andrew Barnhart of Mitchell, Hanna Barnhart of Louisville; grandparents, Robert and Nancy Barnhart of Fairmont.

His brother, Clinton “CJ” Barnhart, and grandparents, William and Edith Meadors, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Celebration of Life will follow at Spring Mill State Park. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Cynthia Leigh Thompson

March 11, 1961 — May 30, 2021

Cynthia Leigh Thompson, 60, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at her home.

Born March 11, 1961, in Sylacauga, Alabama, she was the daughter of James Ivy “Jim” and Marilyn (McCulley) Clifton. She married Michael Ray Thompson March 10, 1981.

Cindy had been employed in the office at Arthur Truck and Trailer Repair, and previously at Speedway and Hatfield Elementary School. She loved her grandchildren, children, sisters, absolute love of her life, her husband Mike, coffee, vintage camper, chocolate, eating dessert first, dancing, being a Girl Scout leader for Troop 03229, and her Sunday supper shenanigans. Cindy loved life. She was always smiling, always happy, always positive, and loved making people laugh. Cindy never met a stranger.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Thompson of Mitchell; children, Michael Ray Thompson II of Mitchell, Alisha Ivy Thompson of Scotland, Emily Ann Steele of Huron, Liza Boisineau of Richmond, Virginia; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Carol Smith of Texas, Connie Langridge of New York, Cathy Holley of New York.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Kevan Nathaniel Wilcoxen

April 24, 1987 — May 31, 2021

Kevan Nathaniel Wilcoxen, 34, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at Paoli Health and Living Community.

Born April 24, 1987, in Bedford, he was the son of James Kirk and Beth Wilcoxen-Henry. He was married to Lora Westhafer.

Kevan loved his job at Custom Paint and Body of Mitchell where he had worked for 16 years with Ron and Charles Pierce. He had a passion for cars.

Kevan loved fishing, camping, and anything outdoors. His family was everything to him.

Surviving are his wife, Lora Westhafer of Williams; children, Austin Prince of Silverville, Alex Prince of Silverville, Trisha Prince of Silverville; mother, Beth Wilcoxen-Henry of Mitchell; father, James Kirk of Mitchell; grandchild, Zayden Garland; sisters, Charlene Yarbrough of Mitchell, Kayla Sallee of Mitchell,  Hailey Phillips of Bedford, Bailey Harris of Bedford, Miranda Sanders of Bedford; grandmother, Helen Ethelene Wilcoxen of Mitchell; cousins, Jason Wilcoxen of Mitchell,  Faith Bridges of Bedford.

His grandfather, Irvil Eugene Wilcoxen, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Mitchell Cemetery with Jason M. Wilcoxen officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Karen Kay Wilson

March 11, 1942 — May 31, 2021

Karen Kay Wilson, 79, died at 8:15 pm at her home in Bloomfield, IN.

Born March 11, 1942 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Chester and Dora (Hackney) Rowe. She married Donald Wilson on May 25, 1962.

Karen Kay was retired from Walmart in Washington, Indiana. She was a homemaker in her early years and enjoyed sewing for her three girls, Kim, Terri and Kristi. She also enjoyed quilting, painting and fishing with her mother, Dora. She loved to eat out and especially loved her lobster and crab legs. Kay loved to play cards with her friends and visit the casino.

Surviving are her three daughters, Kim (Jerry) Waldridge of Owensburg, IN, Terri Wilson of Bloomfield, IN, and Kristi (Dale) Sissman of Bloomfield; one sister, Rita (Bruce) Burns of Odon, IN; six grandchildren, Randi (Erik) Browning of Washington, IN, Steven (Allison) Waldridge of Owensburg, Stephanie Graves of Bloomfield, Aaron Sissman of Bloomfield, IN, Eric (Brooke) Sissman of Ellettsville, IN and Amanda (Tyler) Collier of Vale, NC; fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Peggy Ann; and great grandson, Cordae Love.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford, IN with Pastor Cliff Woodrum officiating. Burial will follow at Dishman Cemetery in Owensburg, IN. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Scotty Lowell Baker

Jan. 14, 1944 — May 30, 2021

Scotty Lowell Baker, 77, of Williams, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his residence.

Born January 14, 1944, in Williams, he was the son of Perry and Manda Evelyn (Miller) Baker. He married Joyce Lee Nickless on May 31, 1965, and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2017. He retired as a truck driver for Lehigh Cement. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and loved truck driving, family get togethers, and going to the old Pinnick Store to “talk” politics with his Republican friends/family.

Survivors include five children, Leah Maple and husband, David, of Orleans, Eric Baker, of Williams, Ursula Baker, of Mitchell, Adrian Baker, and Jeromy Baker, both of Williams; eight grandchildren, Brandon Nash, and wife, Dara, Christian Nash, Cole Nash, Chandelor Nash, Graham Nash, Cain Hopper, Clay Hopper, and Kalyn White; great grandchildren, Jaminson, Liam, Alaina, Mila, and Harlow; siblings, Iva Baker and LulaBelle Owens; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sisters, Suzie, Treasa and Marilyn; brother Perry.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4th at the Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Danny Lee Treanor

Oct. 14, 1960 — May 30, 2021

Danny Lee Treanor, 60, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 14, 1960, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Ronald “Gene” Treanor and Elizabeth “Sue” (LeRoy) Treanor.

Danny worked as a laborer out of the union hall in Bloomington, Indiana.

Surviving to cherish Danny’s memory are his son, Logan Daniel Treanor; mother, Sue Treanor; one nephew; four nieces; two great nephews; one great niece; uncle, Russell Beach; along with several cousins.

Danny was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers, Don and Kenny Treanor.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no services at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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

Vivian (Bennett) Binkley

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service in Vivian’s honor at 10 a.m. on June 7th at Green Hill Cemetery. Vivian was born March 24, 1921, in Oolitic and died Jan. 15th, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio.

Anita Marie (Hamilton) Mayhugh

Anita Marie (Hamilton) Mayhugh, 79, of Bedford, died Thursday, Jan. 14th. Visitation will be from 10 to 100 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the cemetery. Reception will follow at Momentum Community Church. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 01, 2021

Jennifer Loreen Krebbs

Dec. 28, 1964 — May 27, 2021

Jennifer Loreen Krebbs, 56, of Nashville, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 28, 1964 in Camp Lejeune , North Carolina, she was the daughter of Fred and Janet (Ragan) Carter.

She was an area coordinator for Indiana University and attended Gnaw Bone Wesleyan Church.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, William Krebbs whom she married on July 4, 2002; one son, James Douglas Egan, Jr. (Alma) of Nashville; two stepsons, Brandon Scott Krebbs (Stacy) of Hendricksville and Derek James Krebbs (Larissa) of Bedford; her father, Fred Carter (Edna) of Bloomfield; mother, Janet Carter of Bloomington; her siblings, Dennis Brady Carter of Bloomfield, Dale Travis Carter of Bloomfield, Laura Lee Carter of Bloomington and Lisa Lou New of Bloomfield; and 5 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Bob England officiating. Interment will follow in Chambersville cemetery near Spencer.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com

Tommy R. Lewis

Feb. 15, 1939 — May 29, 2021

Tommy R. Lewis, 82, of Paoli, passed away May 29, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born February 15, 1939 in Mishawaka to parents, Don C. & Clara (Luke) Lewis. He married Frances M. Stillions June 3, 1960. Tommy was a retired Indiana State Policeman.

Survivors include his Wife, Frances M. Lewis of Paoli; Son, Christopher Lewis of Bedford; Daughter, Terry Lankford-Peabody of Paoli; 3 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Lewis Jr. and Jerry Lewis; sisters, Beverly Painter and Mary Comer.

A graveside service will be 1pm Saturday June 5, at Paoli Community Cemetery. Brother Harvey McAdams will officiate.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Roberta Jon Williams

Sept. 15, 1942 — May 27, 2021

Roberta Jon Williams, age 78, of Union, IN, passed away peacefully at her home with family at her side, on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

She was born September 15, 1942 in Patoka, IN to Lester and Carmen Myrick.

Roberta worked as a teacher, a journalist, an entrepreneur, and a legal secretary. She was a writer, poet, musician, artist and an avid gardener. Roberta was a member of the Brenton Chapel Church of Christ.

A loving wife of 58 years, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Roberta is survived by her husband Ross, daughters Rea Kersey & Rachelle Stevens, grandchildren Mallie Demaree, Will & Josef Kersey, and Elliot Stevens, and great grandchildren Sophia, Mariah, Jada, and Leah.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lou Ann Cover.

Funeral services will be held at Noon EST on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Brenton Chapel Church of Christ in Petersburg, IN, with burial to follow at Union Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00am EST until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in honor of Jonnie to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, with both the mailing address and weblink available on the funeral home website.

O.D. Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, IN is entrusted with care.

Online condolences may be made at odharrisfuneralhome.com

 

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