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1998 – 10 (October) Obituaries

10/31/98

King – Winiford B "Wimpy" King, of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 31, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 19, 1930, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Lonnie and Druzella (King) Stevens.

Surviving are one son, Richard King of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Carol L. May of Oolitic, IN, and Annette Gabhart of Bedford, IN; one sister, Charlotte Sproles of Bedford, IN; one brother, Eddie Stevens of Bedford, IN; and seven grandsons.

He was the owner of Kings Used Cars and was retired from the Architectural Limestone Co. He was a member of the First Church of Nazarene.

Services for Winiford King will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Rick Puckett and Mark Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pennington – Kemma B. Pennington of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 31, 1998, at Miller Merry Manor nursing Home in Indianapolis. Born on February 23, 1903, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Howard L. and Anna (Sowder) Bartlett. She first married Frank George and later married Arthur Pennington, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter Rowena George Dowden of Indianapolis; eleven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond L. George; one daughter, Reva Honold; one sister, Helen Johnson, and three brothers, Kermit F., Kenneth, and Kermey Bartlett.

She was a retired secretary for Campbell's Insurance Agency in Bedford, a past worthy matron of Chapter 129, Order of the Eastern Star, Bedford, and worked with Meals on Wheels for twenty-five years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winterhaven, FL.

There will be a graveside service for Kemma Pennington at noon Wednesday, November 4th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pat Blyeth officiating. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/30/98

Bodkins – Robert Denny Bodkins of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 30, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 10, 1933, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of W. Russell and Margaret (Denny) Bodkins. He married Betty Lou Ikerd on October 5, 1952, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Tony Bodkins of Indianapolis; one daughter, Jolinn Bodkins of Baltimore, MD; and one sister, Nancy Rollins of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe Bodkins.

A 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School, he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and had also worked as a stone draftsman for Englewood Cut Stone.

Services for Robert Bodkins will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 2nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33. Friends may call from 12-0 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Chastain – Mabel M. Chastain of Englewood, FL, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, October 30, 1998, at Bon Secours Nursing and Rehab Center in Venice, FL. Born on March 18, 1910, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of William and Fannie (Head) Compton. She married Fred T. Chastain, and he died in 1986.

Surviving are two sons, William "Bud" Chastain and Jack Chastain, both of Englewood, FL; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Betty M. Mather.

She was the former owner of the Cherio Liquor Store in Bedford and was a member of the Mitchell First Christian Church.

Services for Mabel Chastain will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 3rd, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Howard Wardrip officiating. Her grandson, Tom Mather, will give the eulogy. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

King – Ruth Ann King of Oolitic, IN, died Friday, October 30, 1998, at her residence. Services are at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lehman – Lida May Lehman of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 30, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born on August 20, 1907, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Lida Belle (Draper) Smith. She married Melvin P. Lehman and he died in 1968.

Survivors include eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Louise Cole, Florence Harrell, and Vonnie Letsinger; and two brothers, Joseph C. Smith and Arthur F. Smith.

She was a graduate of Indiana University and taught at Stalker School for more than forty years. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of University Women, and the First United Methodist Church.

Services for Lida May Lehman will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service time on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/29/98

Luttrell – Robert Dean Luttrell of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, October 28, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 29, 1962, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Louie Mary and Mable Catherine (Basinger) Luttrell. He married Nancy Elizabeth Patton.

Surviving are two sons: Christopher Lee Ashley of Evansville, IN, and Kegan Dean Watson of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Robin Sue Johnson and Rudeen Patton, both of Bedford, IN; six brothers: Lany Joe and Daniel L. Luttrell, both of Bedford, IN, William C. Luttrell of Springville, IN, Charles "Shorty", Dewey, and Michael Luttrell, all of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

He was employed at Toby's Crescent Donuts and attended Charity Chapel.

Services for Robert Luttrell will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Williams – James I. Williams Jr of Ellettsville, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, October 29, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on June 18, 1951, in Bristol, VA, he was the son of James I. and Wanda (Hedrick) Williams, R.

Surviving are his parents, James I. and Wanda Williams, ST., of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Amanda Grubb of Gosport, IN; one sister, Patsy Porter of Indianapolis; and a companion, Teresa Deaton of Bloomington, IN.

He was a sales representative for Print Masters Inc and had been employed in insurance sales, sales at Sears and personnel director for the City of Bloomington. He was active in the Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Monroe County and was the Big Brother-Little Brother Match of the Year in 1979. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bloomington and a 1969 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a member of the Singing Hoosiers at Indiana University and an honorary member of the the I.U. Wrestling Team 1980-81. He was a member of the South Central Indiana Personnel Association, National Association of Life Underwriters, the Bloomington Association of Life Underwriters, having served as past president and public relations chairman of Underwriters. He was a member of the Bloomington FOP Don Owens Lodge, Monroe County Diabetes Association, and a former member of the Northside Exchange Club.

Services for James Williams will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1st at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church Building Fund, 139 N. Eighth St., Mitchell, IN 47446.

10/26/98

Marshall – Katherine Marshall of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, October 26, 1998, at her residence. Born on July 28, 1918, in New Castle, IN, she was the daughter of Robert and Cophena (Tarr) McPherson. She married Wilbert Marshall and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Rose Turpin of Mitchell, IN, and Carol Sue Tobosz of St. Petersburg, FL; two sons: Clyde L. McPherson and Paul D. Marshall, both of St. Petersburg, FL; one sister, Helen McGill of California; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and one sister.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Katherine Marshall will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30th, at Haverly Mortuary with Brother Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

10/24/98

Taylor – William Jesse Taylor of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 24, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born on May 27, 1905, in Indianola, IL, he was the son of Willis and Rose (Stewart) Taylor. He married Wilda Anderson on August 2, 1969, and she died July 11, 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Margaret McWhorter of Sadorus, IL; one son, Bill Taylor of Glen Falls, NY, and one brother, Paul Russell Taylor of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbra Yutzy, and one granddaughter.

He retired from Wagner's Shell Service Station and attended Park Place Church of God.

There will be a graveside service for William Taylor at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29th, at Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/23/98

Ackerman – Kenneth Ackerman of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, October 23, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 1, 1921, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of Frank William and Clide Evelyn (Newkirk) Ackerman.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Ackerman; one daughter, Marlene Ackerman of Bloomington, IN; and two step-sons.

He retired from Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post 250. He was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church.

There will be graveside services for Kenneth Ackerman at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 27th, at the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell.

Rogers – Lorena "Dolly" Rogers of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 23, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born on June 9, 1926, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of William and Flossy (Nash) Burch. She married Kenneth Rogers on July 5, 1969, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jenny Ehrlich of Albany, N.Y., and and granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Josephine Stanton.

She retired from RCA, Bloomington, in 1971 after 30 years of service.

Services for Lorena Rogers will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Glenn Duncan and John Dodd officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/19/98

Fox – Thomas E. Fox of Orleans, IN, died Monday, October 19, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on April 3, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Allen "Boots" and Peggy (Mathis) Fox. He married Deborah Staniszeski on October 26, 1979, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: James Fox of Mitchell, IN, and T.J. Fox of Orleans, IN; five daughters: Peggy Gerkin and Cindy Fox, both of Mitchell, IN, Brenda Freeman of Shoals, IN, Vickie Gilstrap of Campbellsburg and Leslie Fox of Salem; two brothers: Jerry Fox of Bedford, IN, and Rex Fox of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Shirley Keynon of Mitchell, IN; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Fox; and three brothers.

He was an Army veteran, serving as a military policeman. He was a retired employee of J.R. Fenton Construction Company and was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Services for Thomas Fox will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 22nd, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.

10/18/98

Keith – Wanda Keith of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on June 12, 1930, in Somerset, KY, she was the daughter of Thomas Alfred and Versia Ethel (Littrell) Ballou. She married Lowell Keith on February 25, 1960, and they were divorced.

Surviving are one son, Lionel Dwight Keith of Bedford, IN; two daughters: Amelia Self of Mitchell, IN, and Cynthia Gwen Lee of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Christine Phillips of Somerset, KY, and Iris Blanton of Eubank, KY; one brother, Crowin Ballou of Plainfield, IN; and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gordon and Guthrie Ballou; and two sisters, Margery Fawe and Eunice Poynter.

She retired from M. Fine & Sons. She was a member of the United Garment Workers of America Local No. 156 and of the Hebron Baptist Church in Bloomington.

Services for Wanda Keith will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Russell Gregg officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

McPike – Sue Ellen McPike of Oolitic, IN, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 23, 1944, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of George William and Earline (Moore) McPike.

Surviving are two sons, Brad and Michael Simmons, both of Springville, IN; her mother, Earline McPike of Oolitic, IN; and two sisters: Sharon Reynolds of Oolitic, IN, and Sondra Childress of Wickliffe, KY. She was preceded in death by her father.

A graduate of Indiana University, she had worked for the city of Orlando, FL, and at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Services for Sue McPike will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Quackenbush – James Frank Quackenbush of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, at the Bedford Nursing Center. Born on September 3, 1904, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Frank and Ella (Fish) Quackenbush. He married Rose Anna Mathieu on April 32, 1923, in New Albany, IN, and she died in November 1987.

Surviving are two daughters, Anna Mae Hudson and Rosemary Correll, both of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, three threat-great grandchildren, two nieces, and two nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Reed; one son, Frank Quackenbush Jr. in infancy; and four brothers, Lee, Glenn, Joe, and Jean Quackenbush.

He was a stonecutter and was the owner of the Friendly Tavern for thirty years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Elks, Eagles, Moose, Fraternal Order of Police, and Air Power Squadron.

Services for J. Frank Quackenbush will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Williams – Lauretta C. Williams of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Springville, IN, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, at the Hospitality House in Bloomington. Born on October 19, 1915, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John R. and Shirley (Carmichael) Holmes.

Surviving are one son, John Williams of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Ann H. Brunnemer of Bloomington, IN; two nieces, one nephew, six great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew.

She was an office worker at Indiana University Admissions Office until she retired in 1983. She was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church.

There will be a graveside service for Lauretta Williams at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 21st, at Lowder Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Lowder Cemetery.

10/17/98

Allen – Cecil B. Allen of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, October 17, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 12, 1910, in Lawrence County (Pinhook), IN, he was the son of John and Belle (Root) Allen. He married Elsie Robertson on December 23, 1933, and she died on November 9, 1981.

Surviving are one son, Robert D. Allen of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Rosemary Brewer and Sue Ann Wilkerson, both of Mitchell, IN; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.

He had been employed at General Motors Powertrain (Central Foundry) from 1950 to 1972, and he assisted his son in Allen Auction Service. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge in Campbellsburg, an associate member of the FOP Spring Mill Lodge, and a past member of the Orleans Exchange Club. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell.

Services for Cecil Allen will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Revs. Steve Christy and Richard Welker officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the mortuary.

Heady – Loren E. Heady of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 17, 1998, at his residence. Born on July 21, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Loren and Lois (Hackler) Heady. He married Marilyn Staley and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie Hackett of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Debbie Butler of Tucson, AZ; two sons, Mike Heady and Troy Heady, both of Bedford, IN; three step-sons, Ron Deckard of Clarksville, TN, Bill Deckard and Dewey Deckard, both of Bedford, IN; his mother of Bedford, IN; one brother, Harold Morris Heady of Bedford, IN; fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was an Army veteran and was retired from General Motors in Bedford. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 440.

There will be private memorial services for Loren Heady at the Heady residence. There will be no visitation. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Patton – Mary Alice Patton of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 17, 1998, at the Westview Nursing Center. Born on October 18, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Frances (Briniger) Chasteen. She married Philip T. Patton, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Janet Gentry of Terre Haute, IN and Martha Lanius of Ebans, GA; four sisters: Florence Childers and Wilma Charles, both of Bedford, IN, Dorothy Dirkman of Iowa and Marjorie Reeves of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Joe Chasteen, John Chasteen, and Jim Chasteen; and two sisters, Edna Jackson and Thelma Sullivan.

She was retired from Monroe County Community School Corp, where she had worked as a cook, and had also worked for Boxman's Kentucky Fried Chicken. She was a member of Lifeway Baptist Church.

Services for Mary Alice Patton will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20th, at the Day Mortuary in Bloomington with Pastor Kevin Albert officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the national Alzheimer's Association.

10/16/98

Hauser – William "Bill" James Hauser of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 16, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford, IN. Born April 14, 1909, in Forsyth County, N.C., he was the son of William and Dora (Martin) Hauser. He first married Margie Fox in 1934. He later married Ruby Byerly in 1961, and she survives. Also surviving are a sister, Gipsie Kauffman of Benkleman, NE; two sons: William James Hauser II of Ellenton, FL, and Haven Martin Hauser of Jackson, MI; a daughter, Nancy Booze of Omaha, NE; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by five sister, five brothers, and a granddaughter.

After retiring in 1976 from Prentice-Hall Company, he worked as an educator for many years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Phi Delta Kappa, Elks Lodge 826, F.A.M. in Valley, NE, and a life member of N.E.A. Victory Chapter 626.

Services for William "Bill" James Hauser will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Reverend Steve Braden officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

10/15/98

Harbstreit – Odra L. Harbstreit of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 15, 1998, at Bedford Hospitality House. Born March 16, 1098, in Daviess County, IN, she was the daughter of James and Margaret (Tennis) Coffman. She married Charles Harbstreit in September, 1930, and he died March 14, 1980.

Surviving are one sister, Martine Harbstreit of Chicago, IL; one daughter-in-law, Ada Harbstreit of Bedford; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Leon Harbstreit in 1987; one brother, Bud Coffman; and one sister, Cletus Englehart.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford.

Services for Odra Harbstreit will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with the Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m.

Sullivan – James P. Sullivan of Tunnelton, IN, died Thursday, October 15, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born April 14, 1918, in East Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Clarence and Lucinda (Stillion) Sullivan. He married Woneda Hughes in 1940, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: James P. Sullivan of Tunnelton and Michael Sullivan of Bloomington, IN; two daughters: Linda Sue Phillips of Tunnelton and Beverly Higgs of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Harold Sullivan of Bedford; one sister, Clara Dalton of Avoca; 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ronald Sullivan; four brothers and three sisters.

He was a construction worker for 35 years and attended Friendly Bible Church. He was a member of Laborers Union No. 741 of Bloomington, IN.

Services for James P. Sullivan will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Brother Joe Stevens and the Reverend G.L. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Proctor Cemetery, Dixon Chapel. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Perry – Lowell "Gene" Perry of Fort Ritner, IN, died Thursday, October 15, 1998, at his residence. Born April 24, 1946, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Cecil and Geneva (Arnold) Perry. He married Judy Tincher on August 4, 1967, and she died in 1986. He married Marge Fish on February 16, 1990, and she survives.

Also surviving are his mother, one brother, Cecil Perry Jr. of Seymour, IN; three sisters: Sue Taylor of Seymour,IN, Connie Myers and Jane Perry, both of Brownstown, IN; one son, Jeffery Eugene Perry of Fort Ritner, IN; one daughter, Kelli Jo Bugh of Bedford, IN; two stepsons: Mike and Joe Fish, both of Bedford, IN; one stepdaughter, Debbie Fish of Fort Ritner, IN; one grandchild and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994.

He was a truck driver and formerly employed at Medora Plastics for over 30 years.

Services for Lowell "Gene" Perry will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, IN, with Mike Walls and Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery near Leesville. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Dunn Home Health Care.

10/13/98

Baker – Harry Edward Baker of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, October 13, 1998, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on April 29, 1924, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Millard Joseph and Pearl Lena (Voorhies) Baker. He married Mattie Deloris Breedlove on June 24, 1950, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Harry E. Baker Jr., and Ricky Dale Baker, both of Bedford, and Randy Joe Baker of Trinity Springs, IN; one daughter, Kathy Terrell Fowler of Springville, IN; five brothers: Jimmy, Mike, and Herbert "Bud" Baker, all of Bedford, IN, Kenny Baker of Needmore, IN, and Joe Baker of Norman, IN; four sisters: Dorothy Stancomb and Sharon Rose Trueblood, both of Mitchell, IN, Libby Fisher and Reva Mae, both of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Carolyn Sue Baker and Louise Hillenburg; one brother, Robert Dale Baker, and one grandson, Harry Baker III.

He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was retired from Indiana Limestone. He was a member of the Friendly Bible Church and the Laborers International Union of North America.

Services for Harry Baker will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Joe Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the House of Prayer Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Harris – Betty Harris of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, October 13, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 17, 1921, in Michigan, she was the daughter of Bruce and Violet (Woodard) Huliett.

Surviving are two sons: Douglas Harris of Alaska and Ronald Volpe of Michigan; three daughters: Denise Ranft of Mitchell, IN, Jeanie Silverstien and Barbara Schwartz, both of California; and ten grandchildren.

The body will be cremated, and there will be a memorial service at a later date. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the mortuary.

10/11/98

Lipscomb – Willard E. Lipscomb of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, October 11, 1998, at the Hospitality House. Born on September 30, 1927, in Champaign, IL, he was the son of Robert W. and Lora Lee (McDonle) Lipscomb.

Surviving are brothers: Donald Lipscomb of Mitchell, IN, Adrian Lipscomb of Champaign, IL, and David Lipscomb of Heltonville, IN; four sisters: Margaret Eddington, Patty Martin, and Karen Fleetwood, all of Heltonville, IN, and Phyllis Janes of O'Dell, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert C. Lipscomb; and three sisters, Rosella, Joan, and Wilma Lipscomb.

He was a laborer and a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church.

Services for Willard Lipscomb will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14th, at Jones Funeral Home with the Revs. James Stevens and James Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home.

10/10/98

Chattman – Opal P. Chattman of Springville, IN, formerly of Charleston, S.C., died Saturday, October 10, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on December 13, 1937, in Eubank, KY, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Rosie (Bell) Phillips.

Surviving are her companion and caregiver, William F. Jones of Springville, IN; two daughters: Kathy S. Grissom-Semerau of Springville, IN, and Angel Wilcox of Charleston, S.C.; four brothers: Davie E., Joe Ray, Howard, and Stanley Phillips, all of Springville, IN; three sisters: Aline Nelson of Houston, TX, Charlene Banks and Alma Jones, both of Springville, IN; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Carrie Gregory; and four brothers, Glen, Herbert, R.C. and Luther Phillips.

She was a sergeant for Security Force in Charleston, S.C. and was a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville.

Services for Opal Chattman will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14th, at Oak Grove Church in Springville with Bro. Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from noon until the service time Wednesday at the church. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. There is no calling at the mortuary.

Mefford – Macel Mefford of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 10, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 8, 1920, she was the daughter of Mart and Della (Allen) Bough. She married Wayne Mefford on December 6, 1945, and he died August 26, 1964.

Surviving are one son, Michael Mefford of St. Petersburg, FL; one sister, Dorothy Torphy of Bedford, IN; one brother, Dale Bough of Springville, IN; one grandson, Jon Mefford of Bedford, IN, who was raised in the home; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband and four sisters, Hazel Lanham, Lucille Miller, Ethel Haskett, and Mary Bough.

With more than thirty years of service, she retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Shoals, and a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was of Protestant faith.

Services for Macel Mefford will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pichler – Carmen F. Pichler of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 10, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 25, 1913, in Proctor, VT, she was the daughter of Vasco and Amelia (Tenerani) Marchetti. She married Charles Pichler on June 19, 1937, and he died December 24, 1987.

Surviving are two brothers, Marco and Milo Marchetti, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Carol Jean Pichler in 1988, and one sister, Libia Liva in 1990.

She had worked for J.C. Penney in Bedford for 20 years and served as a Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church, serving as an elder, and she was also a member of the Women's Department Club and the Lawrence County Community Foundation. She was a 1931 graduate of Bedford High School.

Services for Carmen Pichler will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sykes – Chester L. Sykes of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, October 10, 1998, at his residence. Born on August 28, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Chester and Avenella (Turpin) Sykes. He married Jane Elizabeth Miller on May 22, 1962, and she survives.

Also surviving are six sons: Chester Leon Sykes of Springville, IN; Dennis Leroy, Raymond Edward, Ernest Wayne, Jason Lee, and Nathon Allen Sykes, all of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Kimberly Hulen of Bloomington, IN, Jeannie Avenella Blackwell of Williams, IN, and Michelle Dawn Nelson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Dennis Sykes of Bedford, IN; fourteen grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Irene Starr.

He was a construction worker and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Mitchell.

There will be a graveside service for Chester Sykes at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13th, at Mundell Church Cemetery in Heltonville with Bro. Steve Epley officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/9/98

Winegar – Michael Edward Winegar of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, October 9, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 1, 1946, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Frank E. Delaney and Fern (Flynn) Winegar. He married Patricia Johnson on June 6, 1975, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Lori Moore of Ellettsville, IN, and Jody Morron of Mitchell, IN; one son, Jason Winegar of San Diego, CA; his mother, Fern Winegar; two sisters: Yvonne Foster of Bedford, IN, and Burnettia Milligan of Ohio; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was employed at C&M Tool and was a member of the Newton Stewart Masonic Lodge No. 432 F&AM.

Services for Michael Winegar will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 12th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Monday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Newton Stewart Masonic Lodge No. 432 F&AM.

10/8/98

Lester – Danny Jack Lester of Springville, IN, died Thursday, October 8, 1998, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Born on January 10, 1943, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Herbert C. and Dottie (Kelly) Lester. He married Patricia J. Godsey on June 7, 1963, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Daren and Barry Lester, both of Springville, IN, and Kristin Lester of Bedford, IN; his father, Herbert C. Lester of Springville, IN; and two brothers: Bruce Lester of Springville, IN, and Joe Lester of Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother.

He worked at Cummins Engine Corp. in Columbus, IN, and was a member of the Engineering Union with Cummins Diesel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Bedford.

Services for Danny Lester will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Roger Reynolds and David Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ritter – Clyde Ritter of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 8, 1998, at the Hospitality House. Born on June 29, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Frank and Nora (Henderson) Ritter. He married Nora Brown in 1946, and she died in 1993.

Surviving are one son, Ronnie Ritter of Bedford, IN; four step-sons: Wayne Goldsby of Spencer, Leslie and Joseph Goldsby, both of Mitchell, IN, and Cecil Goldsby of Bedford, IN; one brother, Tom Hawkins of Portland, OR; one sister, Ruth Ann Ritter Armstrong of Bedford, IN; one daughter-in-law, Lois Ritter of Bedford, IN; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, James A. Ritter (July 30, 1998), three brothers, and three sisters.

A World War II Army veteran, he receiving the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He retired from the Lawrence County Highway Department and had a Times-Mail motor carrier route for thirty-two years. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. He was of Protestant faith.

Services for Clyde Ritter will be at 1:0 p.m. Monday, October 12th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

10/7/98

Roberts – Melissa Roberts of Solsberry, IN, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born on April 18, 1968, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Rosetta (Edgar) Staten. She married Wayne Roberts in 1997, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gary Sturgeon Jr., at home; three daughters: Trista Sturgeon, Mykista Patton and Mary Patton, all at home; her mother, Rosetta Shultz of West Virginia; two brothers: Tim Morris of Bedford, IN, and James Morris of Arizona; and one half-brother, Marty Staten of Bloomington, IN. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gary Sturgeon, and her father.

Services for Melissa Roberts will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 12th, at the Day & Carter Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stannard – Claude C. Stannard of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998, at his residence. Born on August 25, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Dras and Truly (Devine) Stannard.

Surviving are one son, Claude C. Stannard Jr. of Oooitic, IN; one daughter, Lena Burrell of Williams, IN; two sisters: Nina Arthur of Bedford, IN, and Mary K. Biggs of Kokomo; two brothers: Robert Stannard of Oolitic, IN, and Frank Stannard of Greenwood, IN; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Thelma Stannard, Alice Stannard Henderson, and Tina Jane Stannaard Sullivan; and two brothers, Ned Stannard and Joseph Stannard.

He worked at Indiana Limestone, Oolitic, for thirty-five years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

There will be graveside services for Claude Stannard at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 12th, at the Patton Hill Cemetery with Brother Perry East officiating. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Day &Carter Mortuary.

10/6/98

Barnett – Agnes Juanita Barnett of Bedford, IN, formerly of Oolitic, IN, died Tuesday, October 6, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 11, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Everett and Elma (Dalton) McMahan.

Surviving are one daughter, Pat May of Oolitic, IN; one son, Gary Barnett of Loganville, GA; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.

She was a retired bookkeeper and was of Protestant faith.

There will be a graveside service for Agnes Barnett will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 9th, at the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. There will be no service or visitation at the mortuary.

May – Marvin E. May of Norman, IN, died Tuesday, October 6, 1998, at his residence. Born on April 26, 1910, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Malard and Martha (Wilkerson) May. He married Delpha Howe on June 6, 1932, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Alice Todd of Norman, IN, and Martha Colson of Bloomington, IN; two sons: Dwight May of Martinsville, IN, and Raymond May of Bloomington, IN; twelve grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two great-grandsons, seven brothers, and one sister.

He was a retired stone mill gang sawyer. He was a member of the Hunter's Creek Apostolic Church and served fifty years as an Apostolic minister.

Services for Marvin May will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10th, at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hershel Axsom officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospital Hospice Program.

Ragsdale – Ginger L. Ragsdale of Bloomington, IN, died Tuesday, October 6, 1998, at her residence. Born on July 12, 1950, in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of James R. and Joyce R. (Lindsey) Bergdoll. She married Jack D. Ragsdale on November 16m, 1984, in Seymour, IN, and he survives.

Also surviving are her parents, James and Joyce Bergdoll of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Shannon L. Caudill of Bloomington, IN, Brandy Hanners of Fort Wayne, IN, and Julie Hanners of Bloomington, IN; one son, Shane R. Caudill of Bloomington, IN; one step-son, Grad Ragsdale of Bloomington, IN; one step-daughter, Kim Walters of Bedford, IN; one brother, Steve Bergdoll of Oolitic; paternal grandmother, Orpha Bergdoll of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy A. Hanners in 1976.

She was a real estate agent for twenty-two years, working at Century 21 in Seymour and at Owens, Bryan & Reed in Bloomington. She was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, the Bloomington Chapter of the American Cancer Society Board, and the Bloomington Board of Realtors.

There will be services for Ginger Ragsdale at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 7th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 208 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service time on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Bloomington Hospital Hospice Program.

10/5/98

Hutchinson – Roy E. Hutchinson of Bedford, IN, died Monday, October 5, 1998, at his residence. Born on May 11, 1937, in Leesville, IN, he was the son of Valen and Audrey (Newlin) Hutchinson. He married Jo Romine April 7, 1997, and she survives.

Also surviving are four step-sons: Kenny, Tim, and Paul Romine, all of Bedford, and Dwight Warren of Springville, IN; two step-daughters: Rhonda Hawn of Brownstown and Rebecca Borders of Indianapolis; one brother, Troy Hutchinson of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren, one nephew, one niece, and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was employed by Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell for seventeen years and was of Apostolic faith.

Services for Roy Hutchinson will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 7th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. David Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Roberts – Harry E. "Red" Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Monday, October 5, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 9, 1925, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Wilma (Sharpe) and Frank Roberts. He married Betty J. Garland in 1956, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Randy Roberts of Las Cruces, NM, H. Scott Roberts of Muncie, IN, and Tony Roberts of Malvern, AR; one daughter, Robin Spring of Shelbyville, IN; two step-sons: Michael D. Allman of Bismarck, AR; and William Allman of Seymour, IN; one step-daughter, Pamela Sue Ellis of Columbus, IN; one brother, James R. Roberts of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Virginia Massey of Columbus, IN, Betty Colburn and Ruth Moore, both of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Viola Bunch, and one grandchild.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Army, and he attended Faith Mission Church.

Services for Harry Roberts will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Leonard Sankey and Ben Colburn officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/3/98

Kessinger – Dr. Robert R. Kessinger of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 3, 1998, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 3, 1921, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of John Henry and Laura (Parker) Kessinger. He married Mildred Elliott on September 6, 1942, with whom he recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; one son, Mark Kessinger of Sellersburg, IN; one son and daughter-in law, Steve and Alice Kessinger of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Kathy Kessinger of Bedford, IN; four granddaughters: Milly, Katy, Lucy and Bonny Kessinger, all of Indianapolis; one sister, Jeanette Meador of Franklin, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: William, Claude, Roy and Charles Kessinger; and two sisters, Marjorie (in infancy) and Helen Tanahill.

He received a B.A. from Adrian College (Michigan) in 1944. He then went on to receive a Master of Theology from The Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 1948 and a Doctor of Ministry from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in 1975. After serving in various capacities in churches in Colorado, Iowa, and Michigan, he returned to Indiana in 1956 to serve Immanuel Methodist Church in Indianapolis, followed by Old North Church in Evansville, North Church in Indianapolis, Silver St. Church in New Albany, and The Greenwood Methodist Church. In 1984 he became the chaplain at CPC Valle Vista Psychiatric Hospital in Greenwood, IN, and serviced as minister of visitation for the First United Methodist Church of Martinsville, IN. In 1993 he returned to serve at his home church in Oolitic, IN. He was a member of The American Patriot Lodge #750 F&AM of Oolitic and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.

Services for Dr. Robert Kessinger will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford with District Superintendent Dr. Ann Glass officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the service time on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by members of the American Patriot Lodge #750 of Oolitic.

Staggs – Estill S. Staggs of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, October 3, 1998, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center. Born on April 25, 1921, in Fleming County, KY, he was the son of Early and Artesia (Hickerson) Staggs. He married Ruby Bellamy, and she preceded him in death in 2979. He married Clara Belle Street and she survives.

Also surviving are one step-daughter, Sandra S. Coker of Salem, IN; two step-sons: George David Street and John W. Street, both of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Eunice McIntosh of Kentucky and June Moore of Missouri; two step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, three brothers, on sister, and two step-grandsons.

He was a farmer.

Services for Estill Staggs will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 5th, at Haverly Mortuary with Brother Dennis Hounshell officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Monday at the funeral home.

10/2/98

McPike – William A. McPike of Bloomington, IN, died Friday, October 2, 1998, at his residence. Born on March 19, 1920, in Bedford (Judah community), IN, he was the son of Leonard and Ruth (Watson) McPike. He married Thelma Jean Todd on December 24, 1943, and she survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Warren McPike of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Martha Meadows of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Merle McPike, and one sister, Ona Mae Ritter.

He was a retired locksmith for Indiana University and was employed many years at Stark & Wetzel in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Sherwood Oakes Christian Church.

Services for William McPike will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6th, at Sherwood Oakes Christian Church in Bloomington. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Monday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

10/1/98

Conley – Nolah Conley of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 1, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 5, 1997, in Tunnelton, IN, she married David Edward Conley on May 27, 1919 in Bedford, and he died on September 10, 1973.

Surviving are one son, Eugene E. Conley of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Carl Dean Conley; one sister, Norma Gibson; and one granddaughter.

She and her husband operated grocery stores in Bedford. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

There will be a graveside service for Nolah Conley at 2:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. James Woodward officiating. Friends may call from 3:30-7 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hert – Chester Wayne Hert of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 1, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 8, 1917, in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of Earl and Eula (Holmes) Hert. He married Vaunda Canada on May 27, 1939, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Phillip Lee and Erroll Wayne Hert, both of Bedford, IN, and Charles Earl Hert of Warren, PA; two sisters: Wilma Hardwick of Broken Arrow, OK; and Ruby Burkhart of Winter Part, FL; six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

He was an appliance service technician for Bridwell Appliance and a Red Coat volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, F&AM, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.

Services for Chester Hert will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Charlie Scott and Gary Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Hungate – Ruth L. Hungate of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 1, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 10, 1905, in Brazil, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Arthur and Mary Ada (Hunter) Reid. She married Harvey H. Hungate on April 6, 1929, and she died December 7, 1975.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Harvey Hungate, Sr. of Williams, IN; eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Teddy Jun Forester, and one great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker.

There will be no service or visitation. Burial will take place in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in DuQuoin, IL. The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Incollingo – Juanita Incollingo of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 1, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 18, 1919, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John and Malinda (Fields) Goodin.

Surviving are five daughters: Linda Hatch of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mary Jane Neely of Mooresville, IN, Patricia Comer, Susie Lambton, and Lisa Strange, all of Bedford, IN; one son, Larry Incollingo of Springville, IN; fifteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters: Mary Noreen Incollingo and Teeny Shoemaker; seven sisters and seven brothers. Services for Juanita Incollingo will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Sister Joan Luerman officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service time on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Tyree – Warren Tyree of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 1, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 244, 1923, in Sullivan County, IN, he was the son of Charles Franklin and Oleva (Woods) Tyree. He married Dorothy G. Ratliff on March 19, 1949, and she died April 4, 1993.

Surviving are two step-sons; Donald and Kenny Ratliff, both of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Betty White of Bedford, IN; one brother, Horace Tyree of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Naomi Anderson of Indianapolis and Delores Edwards of Ocala, FL; five step-grandchildren, thirteen step-great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers: George, Rex, Murl, and Burl Tyree; one sister, Mildred Smith, and one step-grandchild.

He was a World War II Army and Merchant Marines veteran and retired from Jackson Service Station in Bedford. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.

Services for Warren Tyree will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry and Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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