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2009-01 (January)

January 31, 2009

Neva K. Mordy

Aug. 20, 1939 — Jan. 29, 2009

Neva Kay Mordy, age 69, a longtime Manhattan, Kan., resident, died Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1939, in McPherson, Kansas, the daughter of Arnold Leroy and Melda Berniece (Goss) Rausch.

Mrs. Mordy grew up in McPherson and graduated from McPherson High School and also received her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate. She was a Manhattan resident from 1973 until a couple of years ago, when she moved close to her son Kevin in Indiana.

Her membership included the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Crafty Seniors at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center and the African Violet Club.

She was married to Jerry Lee “Jake” Kenney. They later divorced. On Feb. 2, 1973, she was married to Robert J. “Bob” Mordy. He preceded her in death on July 22, 2001.

Survivors include two sons: Greg Kenney and wife Michelle of Oxnard, Calif., and Kevin Kenney and wife Patty of Bedford; two sisters, Gail Brungardt of Silver Lake, Kan., and Jolene McConnell of McPherson, Kan.; one brother, Robert “Bob” Rausch of McPherson; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She worked as a LPN and was also a homemaker. She suffered with epilepsy from a young age throughout her life and never let it hold her back. Neva was always adventurous and she never met anyone that wasn’t a friend. She could strike up a conversation with anyone. Greg recalls when his mother visited him in California she would take the local bus to get around town then come home and tell of all the people she met, their names, occupations, number of children, likes and dislikes, etc. While visiting she insisted to learn how to surf. She put on a wet suit, grabbed a surf board, and then paddled out to the waves. After several attempts she never mastered surfing but had a great time trying. She enjoyed motorcycle rides and nature hikes.

At age 55 she took an art class for fun and discovered a hidden talent as a painter. She created several of the most beautiful acrylic paintings with impeccable attention to detail.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kay Scarbrough officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

The family of Mrs. Mordy will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford was in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Lois ‘Maxine’ Holsapple

March 5, 1924 — Jan. 30, 2009

Lois “Maxine” Holsapple, 84, of Bedford, died 8:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.

Born March 5, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Goldie (Sons) Mundy.

She married Eugene L. Holsapple July 7, 1941, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2007.

She was a retired cook from the North Lawrence Community Schools with 27 years of service.

She was a member of the Friendly Bible Church in Bedford.

Survivors include four children, Ronnie L. Holsapple and wife Sharon of Bloomington, Beverly Trowbridge, and Julie Lewis and husband Dave, all of Bedford, Mike Holsapple and wife Darnell of Williams; daughter-in-law, Darlene Holsapple of Springville; son-in-law, Charlie Pemberton of Mitchell; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Stevens and husband Joe of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Loretta Pemberton; one son, Larry Holsapple; and one brother, Kenneth Mundy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Rev. Joe Stevens officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bill D. Baker

Nov. 24, 1928 — Jan. 29, 2009

Bill D. Baker, 80, of Bedford, died at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday at the White River Lodge.

Born Nov. 24, 1928, in Avoca, he was the son of Aden and Stella (Massey) Baker. He married Roberta Chastain on Oct. 4, 1952, and she survives. He retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1991. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local No. 440, the Calvary Chapel Church and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta, of Bedford; one son, Jay Donald Baker of Bedford; one daughter, Denise Dillman and husband Jay of Bedford; a sister, Mary Scheffel and husband Fred of Bedford; and four grandchildren, Whitney Baker, Haley Baker, Garrett Baker and Molly Dillman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Spencer Baker; and three half-brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Chapel Church.

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

Anna L. Gobert

June 16, 1922 — Jan. 28, 2009

Anna Lorene (Spinks) Gobert, 86, of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday at the Sterling House in Bloomington.

Born, June 16, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John and Alma (Mullis) Spinks.

Anna was retired from the Hper Department at Indiana University. She was an avid bridge player and golfer.

She was past president of Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega, past Grand Council president of Alpha Delta Omega, and was a member of Alpha Delta Omega Alumni.

Anna was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Saundra Kahl and husband Jerry of Bloomington, Claudia Hamric of Ellettsville, Steve Gobert and wife Susan of Columbus; grandchildren, Jim Hamric, Valerie Kahl, Alexia Hamric, Ryan Gobert, and Matt Gobert; her sister, Esther Lawmaster; and four great-grandchildren, Christopher Worley, Annie Stephenson, Katie Stephenson, and Isabelle Hamric.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne (Jug) Gobert; and son-in-law, James Michael Hamric.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37, in Bloomington.

Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James Michael Hamric Scholarship Fund in care of Old National Bank, 3305 W. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47403, or in care of Allen Funeral Home.

January 30, 2009

Flossie W. Barnard

Nov. 27, 1935 — Jan. 22, 2009

Flossie Wagers Barnard, 73, Hill Springs Drive, London, Ky., passed away Thursday at Baptist Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 27, 1935, in Clay County, the daughter of Willie and Martha (Gregory) Chadwell. She was a housewife and member of Liberty Tabernacle Church in London.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Troy Chadwell, and first husband, Fount Wagers.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Barnard of London; daughters, Mattie Brain of Springville, and Floretta Whited of Columbus; sons, Eddie Wagers of Centerville, Rick Wagers of Oolitic, and Beve G. Wagers and Scott Barnard, both of London; sisters, Flora Lawson and Mae Tedders of London; Bernice Cheek of Hamilton, Ohio, and Joyce Mills of Manchester; brothers, Earl Chadwell, Letch Chadwell, James T. Chadwell, Delbert Chadwell, Leonard Chadwell and Garrett Chadwell, all of London; ten grandchildren, Eric Hopkins, Melissa Whited, Dustin Brain, Nathan Wagers, Kyle Wagers, Jordan Barnard, Kaleb Wagers, Brianna Barnard, Christina Whited and Micah Wagers; and one great-grandchild, Savanah Hopkins.

Funeral services were Jan. 25 at London Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Lester Carpenter and the Rev. Nathan Wagers officiating. Burial was at A.R. Dyche Memorial Park in London. Eric Hopkins, Dustin Brain, Nathan Wagers, Kyle Wagers, Jordan Barnard and Kaleb Wagers were pallbearers.

January 29, 2009

Scotty W. Hawkins

Nov. 8, 1955 — Jan. 14, 2009

Scotty Wayne Hawkins, 53, Heltonville, born Nov. 8, 1955, in Bedford, died Jan. 14, 2009, at his residence.

He was the son of Oliver (Oden) Hawkins and Lula Bell (Mitchner).

He was a member of the Bloomington Eagles and owner/caretaker of the Hawkins Cemetery for several years.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Dee Kinser and wife Melissa S. of Heltonville and one grandson, Keenan L. Henderson of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow in Hawkins Cemetery with Becky Ryan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

John ‘Johnny’ Oliver

John “Johnny” Oliver, 68, of Houston, Texas, formerly of East Oolitic, passed away suddenly Jan. 12, 2009, in Houston, Texas, where he worked as a machinist.

John was a 1961 graduate of Oolitic High School. After high school, John enlisted in the Air Force. After serving his time in the Air Force, John enrolled in college in Michigan where he graduated May 13, 1972.

He met and married his wife Judith Nelson in 1966 and together they raised 2 sons, William “Bill” Oliver and Edward “Ed” Oliver of Houston, Texas.

John was one of 13 children born to Goldie Swartz Oliver and Orval Oliver. Preceding him in death are his parents; and two brothers, Melvin Oliver and Norman Oliver.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy; and sons, Bill and Ed (Angelita) Oliver; and four grandchildren, Cameron Snoe, Brandon Snoe, Daulton Snoe, Koalton Snoe, and their parents, Johnny and Shannon Snoe.

His siblings will always have him in their hearts, Clovis Oliver of Bloomington, Gary (Judy) Oliver of Huffman, Texas, James (Judy) Oliver of Houston, Texas, Dallas (Susan) Oliver of Bedford, Steve Oliver of Bedford, Kevin Blackwell of Bedford, Bonnie (Charles) Watson of East Oolitic, Carol (Jerry) Holtsclaw of Oolitic, Brenda (Fred) Rhorer of Indianapolis, Wilma (Terry) Wikle of Bloomington, and Rita (Willard) Vandeventer of Bloomington. John will be missed very much by his nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins and friends.

A memorial to celebrate John’s life will be held at the East Oolitic Community Center at 2 p.m. on Jan. 31. Family and friends are invited to attend.

John’s final resting place will be at Knott Cemetery on U.S. 50 West.

John ‘Larry’ Reynolds

May 26, 1938 — Jan. 26, 2009

John “Larry” Reynolds, 70, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday at his residence.

He was a retired brick mason.

He was survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, John L. Reynolds Jr., Greenfield, Charles Bigham, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Shawn Bigham, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two daughters, Toni Bush and Amanda Reynolds both of Bedford; his mother, Lelah Griner, Bloomington; two sisters, Polly Breeden, Bloomington, and Betty Snowberger, Chesterton; one brother, John Griner of Bloomington; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeal services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in Cape Girardeau at Ford and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lorimier Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.

January 28, 2009

Abraham ‘Abe’ Amstutz

Dec. 17, 1918 — Jan. 25, 2009

Abraham “Abe” Amstutz, 90, of State Road 450, Williams, went home to be with the Lord at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Jennings County, he was the son of Christian and Ruth (Vanscoy) Amstutz. A graduate of North Vernon High School, he married Virginia “Jenny” Rose Ray on Sept. 18, 1948, and she preceded him in death on April 28, 1995.

He retired after 20 years with General Motors in Indianapolis. He then worked as a diamond sawyer and a night watchman at Indiana Limestone Mills. He operated the Abe and Sons Bait Shop in Williams for 20 years and transported tanks for Manchester Tank in Bedford.

Abe was a veteran of World War II serving as a Sergeant with the U.S. Army at the Normandy beach invasion on D-day. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williams and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, knitting fish nets, feeding his ducks and spending time with the grandkids.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Davis and husband Rick of Bedford, Pamela Prairie and husband James of Williams and Cindy Stinson and companion, Ross Guarneri of Springville; three sons, Christopher Amstutz and wife Sherry of Williams, Dennis Amstutz and fiancée Jana Mann, and Mike Amstutz and wife Roseanna all of Mitchell; a special family friend, Ronnie Henson of Bedford; 15 grandchildren, Guy Amstutz and wife Julayne, Gary Amstutz and wife Kathy, Deanna Nusbaum and husband Mitch, Amy Watson and husband Rick, Danny Amstutz, Missy Amstutz and fiancé Darin, Dusty Amstutz and fiancée Ashley, Lesley Perry, Brett Dillman and wife Jennifer, Ashley Amstutz, Jennifer Grider and husband Jim, Jessica Weber and fiancé Michael, Jeffrey Weber, Jason Amstutz and wife Tonya, and Amanda Prairie; 22 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Jayleigh, Makayla, Mikey, Hunter, Ricky, Tanner, Evan, Kyle, Tevin, Cody, Mariah, Chase, Ethan, Journie, Zaylie, Abby, Neil, Elijah, Donovan, Xavier and Roman; and three sisters, Ann Gearries of North Vernon, Laura Davis and Maxine Shipley both of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Frank Amstutz; three sisters, Mary Pollock, Alice Pearson and Emma Amstutz; and one great-grandson, William Abraham.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jeff Nikirk and Pastor Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Guy Amstutz, Gary Amstutz, Jason Amstutz, Danny Amstutz, Dusty Amstutz, Brett Dillman and Jeffrey Weber.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Abe at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy L. Schmalz

Jan. 10, 1923 — Jan. 26, 2009

Dorothy L. Schmalz, 86, Speedway, passed away January 26. She was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Lawrence County, to the late Vivian and Claude Bever.

Dorothy was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and was employed at Crane Naval Depot, IU Medical Center and as a Supervisor at Rough Notes before becoming a mother and homemaker. After her children were raised she resumed work at the Speedway Public Schools cafeteria where she enjoyed cooking and the friendship of her peers.

Dorothy married David W. Schmalz of Patricksburg, in 1955. They were married for 53 years until her death.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Linda K. Schmalz McFerran and brother Lee Bever. She is survived by her husband, son George, daughter-in-law Carol of Rockville, grandsons Ryan McFerran of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Colin McFerran of Austin, Texas, and sisters Norma Crane and Jean Barnett, both of Bedford.

Dorothy was a long time member of Saint Andrews Lutheran Church in Speedway where she participated in many capacities including serving multiple times as president of the Lutheran Church Women (LCW). She was actively involved with the “Friends of the Speedway Public Library” where she served as President as well. In addition, Dorothy volunteered 20 plus years at the election board of the Speedway Parents and Teachers Association.

Dorothy was very civic minded, interested in education and public welfare, a devout Christian and always hoping to make the community a better place to live.

Visitation will be Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Conkle Funeral Home in Speedway. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Saint Andrews Lutheran Church, 6118 Crawfordsville Rd., Speedway, with calling there one hour prior to the service. Entombment is at Floral Park Cemetery Mausoleum.

Online condolences may be shared at: conklefuneralhome.com.

Luella E. Chastain

April 13, 1929 — Jan. 26, 2009

Luella E. Chastain, 79, 6300 East 790 North, Orleans, (Leipsic Communtity) passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday at her residence.

Born April 13, 1929, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., she was the daughter of John Gardner and Mary Ruth (Hoke) Crane. She married George T. Chastain Nov. 25, 1948.

She had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and was secretary for Chastain TV Sales and Service. Luella was a member of the Leipsic United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her husband, George T. Chastain, Leipsic; children, Brenda Sue Shepple and husband, Jeff, Greenwood, Barry Lee Chastain, Leipsic, Roger Wayne Chastain and wife, Tonya, Mitchell; grandsons, Andrew, Ben, Nathan, and Daniel Shepple.

Her parents; brothers, Earl, Roy, John, and Arthur Vance Crane; and sister, Helen Crane, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Livonia Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Andrew Shepple, Ben Shepple, Nathan Shepple, and Daniel Shepple.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Leipsic United Methodist Church.

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

January 27, 2009

Alpha J. Robertson

June 1, 1964 — Jan. 25, 2009

Alpha Jean Robertson, 44, Dale, died Sunday in Dale.

Survivors include one son, Matthew Scott Robertson; her mother and stepfather, Herley (Robertson) Walls and Gerald Gene

Walls, Bedford; one sister, Suzette Robertson Philpott, Switz City; and two half brothers, Gerald Don and Timothy Wayne Walls,

both of Bedford.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Knight Ridge Cemetery in Monroe County.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mary I. Jones

Dec. 19, 1920 — Jan. 25, 2009

Mary Imogene Jones, 89, of Jasper, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Waters of Jasper Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 19, 1920, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Henry and Stella (Hickman) Bledsoe.

She married Glenn D. Jones Jan. 19, 1943 and he preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1988.

She worked as a cashier for many years at Kroger in Bedford. She was later employed as a home health care worker.

She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Denise Harris and husband Phillip of Shoals; two sons, Paul Jones and Jonathan Jones, both of Bedford; two grandchildren, Aidan Jones and Maggie Jones, both of Bedford; one sister, Catherine Burton of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Mary Ann Jones; one son, Glen David Jones II; three brothers, Raymond Bledsoe, Charles Bledsoe and Clinton Bledsoe; and two sisters, Bernice O’Brien and Lillian Kopp.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Deacon David Reising and Sr. Joan Luerman officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

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

Richard C. Dickerson

March 8, 1909 — Jan. 23, 2009

Richard Chapman Dickerson, son of William Burgess and Lucy Kate Bell Dickerson, born March 8, 1909, in Louisville, Ky., died Friday, January 23, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Martha Betschowa Dickerson, and daughter, Jean Ann Roberts, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and son, Thomas Allen Dickerson of Shirley; also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gayle Kenny Dickerson; and sons, Richard Gayle and Donald Herman Dickerson.

He was a long-time resident of Rush County and Hancock County, and recently moved from Lawrence County, to Jacksonville, Fla.

He was an active member of the Christian Church and a retiree, in 1971, from General Motors, Allison Division, Indianapolis.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leatherwood Cemetery, Bedford.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Charles Freeman

Sept. 5, 1944 — Jan. 24, 2009

Charles “Charlie” Freeman, 64, of Spencer, passed away at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Saturday, January 24, 2009, the result of a tractor accident on his farm.

He was a U.S. Marine serving in Vietnam, where he received three Purple Hearts. He worked at Wetterau Foods until it closed in 1994 and also farmed.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Roy and Marie Freeman, Springville; four brothers, Roy Earl Freeman, Bloomington, Fred Freeman and Virgil Freeman, both of Spencer, and William Freeman, Ellettsville; a sister-in-law; and eight nephews and one niece.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer with Bro. Gary Fiscus officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, with military graveside services to be provided by the Spencer American Legion and VFW. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Owen Valley FFA, in care of the funeral home.

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

January 26, 2009

Jeffrey T. Stewart

June 30, 1959— Jan. 24, 2009

Jeffrey T. Stewart, 49, of 2000 Old State Road 37 N., Bedford, died at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born June 30, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Larry and Judith (Judah) Stewart.

Jeff was a graduate of the Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1977. He was a heavy equipment operator for Crider & Crider of Bloomington. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 841 and the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church

Survivors include three daughters, Kristen Green of Jeffersonville, Hannah Simcoe and husband Dennis of Seymour, and Ashley Crenshaw of Louisville, Ky.; two granddaughters, Kelsey Green and Emma Simcoe; his mother, Judith, of Bedford; his maternal grandmother, Mary Judah of Bedford; one brother, Bradley Stewart of Bedford; one sister, Linda Short and husband Brad; a nephew, Adam Short; and a niece, Aliza Short.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Emma S. Craig

May 6, 1918 — Jan. 23, 2009

Emma S. Craig, 90, Bloomington, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a retired employee of Indiana University Food Service.

Survivors include one daughter Joyce DuMay, Bedford; five grandchildren; one daughter-in-law; and ten great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

There will be no calling hours.

Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy E. Richardson

May 2, 1923 — Jan. 25, 2009

Nancy Eunice Richardson, 86, of Mitchell, died Sunday at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born May 2, 1923, in Crawford County to Albert and Vercie (Mills) Goodson.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a niece, Patricia Earl and husband Jack, of Mitchell; a great-niece, Keli Parker of Mitchell; a great-great-nephew, Nicolas Walton of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Nellie Goodson Hart, who died on Nov. 11, 1989.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Cemetery, in Orleans with Brother Max E. Timbrook officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Services conducted by the Haverly Chapel of the Fergusen-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Pastor Gary J. Stevens Sr.

June 7, 1945 — Jan. 23, 2009

Pastor Gary J. Stevens, Sr. 63, of 525 S Street, Bedford went home to the Lord at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Born June 7, 1945 in Bedford, he was the son of the Rev. Joseph and Helen (Mundy) Stevens. He married Beatrice Moore on Jan. 6, 1963, and she survives.

He was the Pastor of the Friendly Bible Church in Bedford. Many will remember him for his home ministry for those who could not get out.

Gary retired from the City of Bedford Street Department after 34 years.

Survivors include his wife Beatrice of Bedford; parents, the Rev. Joseph and Helen Stevens of Bedford; one daughter, Jamie Bechtel and husband Jim of Bedford; two sons, Jim Stevens and wife Neena of Petersburg and Brent Stevens of Bedford; two brothers, Joe Stevens and wife Brenda of Bedford, and his twin brother Jerry Stevens and wife Ana of Bedford; two sisters, Sharon Stevens Lyons and husband Carl and Linda Stevens Jenkins and husband Tom all of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Travis Bauer, Brice Templeton, Joshua Stevens, all of Bedford, Tabitha Landstrom-Berger of Ohio, Zachary and Dustin Stevens of Bloomfield, and Gavin Daniel, Jared Vance, Avery Stevens, Riley Stevens, and Jabrie Sullivan,all of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Aliza and Haden Templeton, Matthew and Estella Stevens, Peyton Bauer, and Hunter Berger; two brothers-in-law, Chester Moore and wife Tamera of Bedford and Wayne Cain of Ottawa, Ill.; two aunts, Maxine Holsapple and Mary Stevens, both of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra Stevens Landstromand Tab Landstrom, one granddaughter, Stephani Brooke Bauer; and one nephew Jerry Stevens, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Michael Holsapple officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

January 24, 2009

Edna H. Miller

Feb. 1, 1917 — Jan. 23, 2009

Edna H. Miller, 91, of 207 Valley Drive, Bedford, died at 12:50 a.m. on Friday at the Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb.1, 1917, in Clinton, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Laura Hoban. She married Marvin L. Miller on Dec. 2, 1944, and he died on April 16, 2006.

She was an administrative assistant with the FBI. She worked at Ft. Devon, Mass., where she met her husband, Marvin.

Edna was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and was very active in the Bedford Little Theatre. She had a life-long fascination with current events, fashion and the arts. A member of the Catholic faith, she was a loving wife and devoted mother.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Miller of Marietta, Ga., and Jennifer Holden and husband Larry of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Christopher and wife Kelly and Jeffrey Holden; four great-grandchildren, Hayley, Bianca, Zachary and Alexandria; a sister, Edith Kurtz of Maui, Hawaii; nieces and nephews, Stewart Rariden and wife Jane, Marsha Horsak and husband Cliff, and Mary Hew and husband Garrett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, John; and her niece, Leslie.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Private interment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the North Lawrence Scholarship Fund or Lawrence County Community Foundation.

A special thank you to the caregivers that have helped our family over the last years. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Edna at www.daycarter.com.

Catherine B. Taylor

Oct. 1, 1925 — Jan. 22, 2009

Catherine B. Taylor, 83, of Bedford, died 5:58 p.m. Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Mary Jane (Lane) Byers.

She married John Taylor Sept. 15, 1946, in Bedford and he survives.

She had worked as a tax accountant for the John Harris Company in Bedford.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, John Taylor; one brother, Carl Byers of Bloomfield; one sister, Virginia Jenkins of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Dwight Byers, Richard Byers, Chester Byers and Jesse B. Byers in infancy; and three sisters, Frances Lewis, Helen DeFord and Sharon McDermand.

An 11 a.m. chapel service will be at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Burial will be at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

There will be no visitation.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur ‘Doc’ Fortner

Dec. 21, 1914 — Jan. 22, 2009

Arthur Denzil “Doc” Fortner, 94, Mitchell, passed away at 5 a.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dennis and Daisy (Crouch) Fortner. He married Grace Mildred Smith March 15, 1941, and she preceded him in death Oct. 2, 2003.

He was a carpenter.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1933 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Diane Chastain and husband Keith, Lakewood, Colo.; son, Donald E. Fortner and wife Susan, Elwood; four grandchildren, Timothy Chastain and wife Carol, Castle Rock, Colo., Kelly Chastain and wife Deb, Lakewood, Colo.,Jason Fortner and wife Shelbi, Lebanon, Laura (Fortner) Bubp and husband Ken, Noblesville; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nephews.

His father, and mother, Daisy (Crouch) Quackenbush Fortner; sisters, Georgia Taylor and Mary Adamson; brothers, Russell, Lance, and Winford Quackenbush; one niece and two nephews, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Hopkins and the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church-Welcome Center Fund.

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

Robert L. Hicks

May 25, 1936 — Jan.22, 2009

Robert L. Hicks, 72, Bedford, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, at his residence.

He was a machinist and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Curry; his mother, Viola (Childers) Hicks Brooks; his children, Connie Ballard, Richard Hicks, and Bobbi Jefferson; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Malcom Hicks and Johnny Hicks.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Voss Chapel in Seymour with Brother Danny Jewell and Brother Bobby Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County, with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW, American Legion, DAV, Korean and Vietnam veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 1:30 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials to Janice Hicks.

Online condolences are available at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

January 23, 2009

Priscilla I. Keynon

Aug. 23, 1919 — Jan. 22, 2009

Priscilla Ingram Keynon, 89, Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 23, 1919, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Sanford and Eva May (Guthrie) Chastain. She married Granville Ingram August 2, 1937, and he preceded her in death in November 7, 1976. She then married Elvin Keynon November 9, 1982, and he preceded her in death March 15, 1991.

She was previously employed at Older Americans.

Priscilla graduated from Mitchell High School in 1937 and was a member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens and a charter member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are her children, Daniel L. Ingram and wife Jane, Mentor, Ohio, Geneva M. Lee, Mitchell, David L. Ingram and wife Janet, Logansport, and Janie Haste and husband David, Mitchell; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; both husbands; brothers, Morris and Robert Chastain; and sisters, Mildred Moffit and Bess James; and a great-grandson, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers are Grant Ingram, Danny Ingram, Josh Ingram, Trent Haste, Derek Haste and Kevin Trosper.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

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

Earl J. Johnson

May 1, 1927 — Jan. 21, 2009

Earl J. Johnson, 81, of Owensburg, died 11:31 a.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 1, 1927, in Putnam County, he was the son of George Wade and Marie (Walden) Johnson.

He was retired from General Electric and was an Air Force veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three sons, James W. Johnson and wife Sarah of Bloomfield, John D. Johnson and wife Cindy of Kissimmee, Fla., and Robert Hunt and wife Sandra of Florence, Ala.; one daughter, Carolyn K. Chase and husband David of Bedford; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Johnson; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth A. (Roberts) Johnson, March 24, 2004; his parents; one son, Stephen Earl Johnson, in 1991; and one daughter, Evelyn M. Johnson, in 2006.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery in rural Bloomfield with military honors conducted by the Bloomfield American Legion Post No. 196.

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

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Joseph D. Ritter

Feb. 28, 1946 — Jan. 20, 2009

Joseph D. Ritter, 62, of Brownstown, passed away at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mr. Ritter had worked as a laborer at various sawmills. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially while he was hunting or fishing.

Born Feb. 28, 1946, in Houston, he was a son of Everett Ritter and Mary Lee (Stephens) Mikels. Both parents have preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, JD Ritter of Bedford; one sister, Jane Haycraft of Bloomington; one brother, Johnny (Rhea Dawn) Ritter of Bedford; three grandchildren, Brian Scott Ritter, Josie Devin Ritter and Everett Cash Ritter.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hickory Grove Church in Lawrence County. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Church Cemetery.

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

Winkleplack-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to help defray burial costs and the family requests donations be made to the funeral home.

Anthony S. Flanders

Oct. 28, 1978 — Jan. 19, 2009

Anthony Scott Flanders, 30, Bloomington, died Monday.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Kelley Flanders, Bloomington; children, Cassandra Plantz, Alana Flanders, Andrew Plantz and

their mother, Samantha Plantz, all of Bloomington; mother, Virginia Ford Flanders, Bloomington; sisters Betty Thompson,

Springville, Cindy Flanders, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Patricia “Tiki” Hivner, Clay City; brothers, David Flanders, Bloomington

and William “Bill” Flanders, Bloomington; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were today at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

January 22, 2009


Perry D. Jenkins

May 29, 1932 — Jan. 21, 2009

Perry Dale Jenkins, 76, of 122 Leatherwood Creek Estates, Bedford, died at 4:52 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born May 29, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry and Lilly (Box) Jenkins. He married Annabelle Pemberton and she survives.

Perry served 261⁄2 in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars where he was an LPN. He then worked for 17 years with Otis Elevator and was a home builder for three years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0708 of Indianapolis and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Annabelle of Bedford; one son, Chris Jenkins of Mitchell; one grandson, Jay Eric Jenkins of North Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Maxwell Hunter, Alexandra Dade and Ella Jayne Jenkins; three sisters, Alice Stearns, Janet Eagan and Zella Rose; and two brothers, John and Joe Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Adina Cooper; one son, Jeffery Scott Jenkins; three brothers, Arthur, Bill and Hubert Jenkins; three sisters, Ethel Allen, Letha McCormick and Helen Cazee.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in the Knott Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

William ‘Yum’ Meadows

July 19, 1936 — Jan. 21, 2009

William (Yum) Meadows, 72, of 503 Elkins Road, Bedford, died at 6:54 a.m. on Wednesday, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 19, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Claude and Lilly (Smiley) Meadows. He married Sharon Young on June 27, 1959, and she survives.

He was a planerman who retired from Midland Stone Company in Bloomington.

Yum was an avid fan of fiddle music and enjoyed attending fiddling contests. He was a fox hunter and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Valerie Luchauer and husband Mike, Karman Arbuckle and husband Donnie, all of Bedford, and Kelly Sherrill and husband Rick of Ohio; six grandchildren, Jade and Alex Luchauer, Miranda Arbuckle, Kylee, Madison and Mellanie Sherrill; one stepgrandson, D.J. Arbuckle; one sister, Martha Wolfe of Lexington, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, William Scott Harris; three sisters, Maudeline Gillespie, Mary Jane Johnson and Mabel Lawyer; and a brother and sister, James and Betty Meadows (in infancy).

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery with Bro. Farrell Sowders officiating. Burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

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

Harold Cain

May 26, 1933 — Jan. 18, 2009

Harold Cain, 75, of Bloomington, died Sunday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

He worked in the timber, stone quarry and sod industries. He last worked for M. Fine & Sons in maintenance.

Survivors include one sister, Laura Lee of Monroe County.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at Burgoon Cemetery in Monroe County.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

January 21, 2009

Gretna B. Elkins

Sept. 22, 1917 — Jan. 20, 2009

Gretna Beryl Elkins, 91, of 709 Oxford Street, Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1917, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of George Henry and Myrtle Ellen (Koontz) Luther. She married Charles Howard Elkins and he preceded her in death in 1976.

She retired from Central Foundry after 30 years of service. She was a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Dawn Elkins of Bedford; a granddaughter, Amber Elaine George of Bedford; a son-in-law, John David Livingston of Bedford; and a sister, Beulah Ices Jaynes of Plainfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Sharon Laverne Livingston; a brother, Ansel Luther; and a great-grandson, Varian Slade George.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

James W. Prince

Feb. 11, 1926 — Jan. 19, 2009

James W. Prince, 82, of Bedford, died Monday at 8:20 p.m. at Westview Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 11, 1926, to Bee and Lela (Butcher) Prince. He married Wilma Jean Harris Feb. 29, 1969.

He was caretaker and on the Board of Chapel Hill Cemetery for 35 years, a supporter of the NRA, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and loved his country very much. He also was a retired carpenter in Lawrence and Monroe counties.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Jean (Harris) Prince of Bedford; one stepson, David Smith and companion Lynn Martin of Heltonville; two daughters, Cindy Stewart and companion Joe Taylor of Bedford and Carolyn Prince of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Joyce Hawkins and husband Phil of Bedford; two brothers, Virgil Prince and wife Beulah of Bedford and Robert Prince and wife Stella of Springville; three sisters, Beulah Hearth of Bedford, Janette Martin and Judy Brain, both of Springville; four grandchildren, Richie Thorton of Louisville, Ky., Misty Hill of Indianapolis, Tom and James (JC) Stewart, both of Bloomington; 11 step-grandchildren, Timmy and Dusty Grubb, Troy N. Eads, Tierra Hignite, Chris Smith, Scott Dillard and Tracy Smith, all of Heltonville, Rusty Smith of Williams, Andy Smith of Springville, Kimmy Roll of Bedford and Misty Hawkins of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, two of Louisville, two of Indianapolis and five of Greene County; step-great-grandchildren, three of Williams, 10 of Heltonville, seven of Bedford, one of Ellettsville and five of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Ronnie Prince and Danny Smith; two sisters, Wilma Deckard and Virginia Nikirk; three brothers, Ernest, Randall and Danny Prince; one step-grandson, David Barrick.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 12-service time at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Bro. Lindy Hopkins officiating.

Ronald Gerkin

April 16, 1941 — Jan. 20, 2009

Ronald “Ron” Gerkin, 67, 6265 Sandpit Road, Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 3 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born April 16, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lawrence and Thelma Mae (Clouse) Gerkin. He was first married to Faye Bowden and on Sept. 4, 1993, he married Doris Ball.

He was a retired truck driver and a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 89. He was a former member of Lawrenceport Methodist Church and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. He enjoyed drinking coffee at the Golden Gables Restaurant, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Ron was a U. S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Gerkin, Bedford; sons, Tom Gerkin and wife Terri of Bloomington, Lanny Gerkin and wife Jerri of Titusville, Fla., Danny Gerkin and wife Rayjean of Bedford; stepdaughter, Felicia England and husband Daniel of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, John Gerkin and wife Betty of Killeen, Texas, and Norman Gerkin and wife Judy of Montgomery; sisters-in-law, Wanda Gerkin of Washington, Betty Ball and Evelyn Pilgram, both of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Lester Ball of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Stella (Sutton) Ball of Gatlinburg, Tennessee; grandchildren, Mandy Gerkin, Stephanie Gerkin, Cory Gerkin, Kyle Gerkin, Toby Gerkin, Taylor Gerkin, Andrew Gerkin, and Peyton England; seven great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers, Bernard and William L. “Bill” Gerkin; and brother-in-law, Glenn Ball, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Merle and Nellie Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearers are Taylor Gerkin and Billy Gerkin.

Casketbearers are Cory Gerkin, Kyle Gerkin, Toby Gerkin, Andrew Gerkin, Randy Gerkin, and Dale Gerkin.

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

Mack A. Harris

Aug. 6, 1942 — Jan. 19, 2009

Mack A. Harris, 66, of Bedford, died 6:41 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. He had been ill for several years.

Born Aug. 6, 1942, in Washington County, he was the son of John and Lola E. Wheeler Harris.

He was a truck driver.

Survivors include two brothers, Larry Harris of Medora and James Harris of Mitchell; one sister, Iva Higgs of Mitchell; his stepfather, Leon Sanders of Paoli; three aunts, Ruby Goins, Patsy Wheeler, and Hazel Gerkin, all of Bedford; two uncles, George Wheeler and Herbert Wheeler of Bedford; four nieces, nine nephews, several great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Harris and Jack Harris; and one sister, Evelyn Rose.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia is in charge of arrangements.

Jennifer L. Balaban

May 28, 1964 — Jan. 20, 2009

Jennifer L. (Eads) Balaban, 44, of Bloomington, died Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Tom Balaban; and their children, Hope and Luke Balaban; one sister, Kim Eads, Bloomington; one brother, Daren Eads, Bloomington; her father, Phillip Eads, Bloomington; her stepfather, Ray Estep of Bedford; her mother-in-law; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Apostolic Church with Brother Bob Weir officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope and Luke Balaban Education Fund in care of Allen Funeral Home.

January 20, 2009

Destiny N. M. Payne

Aug. 25, 1985 — Jan. 18, 2009

Destiny Nicole Mundy Payne, 23, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at a residence in Lawrence County from an apparent drug overdose.

Born Aug. 25, 1985, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Larry Joe Payne and Darla Lucille Mundy.

She was a 2003 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School.

She was a homemaker. Destiny loved her children and family.

Survivors include her father, Larry Joe Payne of Shoals; her mother, Darla Lucille Mundy of Williams, and future stepfather, John Christenberry; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Betty Payne of Shoals; maternal grandfather, Samuel E. Mundy of Bedford; maternal stepgrandmother, Sherri Mundy of Bedford; two sons, Drayson Nunn and Dylan Nunn of Bedford; one brother, Darren Boatman of Bridgeport, Ill.; one half sister, Kaley Dawn Payne of Shoals; one aunt, Shirley Holt and husband, Donald, of Shoals; one great-aunt, Darlene Harbison of Bedford; two uncles, Shane Dorsett and wife, Shannon, of Bedford, and Lester Payne of Washington; one great-uncle, Robert Harbison of Bedford; two cousins, Victor Murray and James Murray of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Joyce Ann Mundy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Union Cemetery in Martin County.

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

Mary Fender

June 10, 1950 — Jan. 18, 2009

Mary Fender, 58, of Mitchell, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born June 10, 1950, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Lewis) Milligan. She was a graduate of Bedford High School.

She married James Fender and he preceded her in death March 22, 2006.

She had worked at Thomson Consumer Electronics in Bloomington, and at Dana Corp. and TSI Group Home, both in Mitchell.

Survivors include two stepsons, Kevin Fender of the Chapel Hill Area and Jeff Fender of Heltonville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Elva Milligan of Mitchell; four sisters, Rosemary Knight of Bedford, Juliaetta Collins of Orleans, Pauline Brim and Blanche Milligan, both of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Martha Milligan and Della McCord.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Haverly Chapel of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Heltonville.

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

Beulah F. White

April 25, 1934 — Jan. 18, 2009

Beulah Florence White, 74, of Paoli, died Sunday at the Paoli Health & Living Community.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include six daughters, Bonnie McBride of Corydon, Jo Ann Cole of English, Patsy Moore of Mitchell, Arlene Silverhorn and Karen Harkness, all of Mitchell, and Janice Kee of Paoli; five sons, Phillip Fields, Douglas White, Darrell White and Joseph White, all of Paoli, Ronald White of Mitchell; one sister, Margaret Roach of Gainsville; and two brothers, Edward Scott and Robert Scott, both of Paoli.

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

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Yvonne L. Sandefur

Jan. 2, 1935 — Jan. 18, 2009

Yvonne Louise Sandefur, 74, of Bedford, died at 3 p.m. on Sunday, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 2, 1935, in Boswell, IN, she was the daughter of Rev. E. D. and Mariene (Denbo) Riggs. She married Robert “Max” Sandefur on Dec. 18, 1958, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, “Max” of Bedford; three daughters, Tracy Elliott and husband Doug, Nancy Sherfick and husband Dan all of Bedford, Lori Rector and husband Lon of Saline City; four grandsons, Logan Rector, Mason Sherfick, Joshua Elliott and Seth Sherfick; one sister, Deidra Pitman of Lafayette; three brothers, Dr. Donald E. Riggs of Greenwood, David Riggs of Oolitic and John Wilford Riggs of Solsberry.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastor John Lane, Dr. Donald Riggs, Pastor Dave Colgan and Pastor Lon Rector officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

January 19, 2009

Olin D. Canada

April 13, 1932 — Jan. 17, 2008

Olin D. Canada, 76, Bedford, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born April 13, 1932, in Martin County, he was the son of Dale and Mary (Wagner) Canada. He married Sandra Baker, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1971. He then married Marcia Matlock on Jan. 8, 1972, and she survives.

He worked in earlier years at Goff Refrigeration. He then worked at Bedford Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Chruch and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife, Marcia Canada of Bedford; are his mother, Mary Canada Craig of Bedford; are two sons, Bradley Canada and wife Heather of Fayetteville, and Anthony Canada of Texas; two daughters, Shelley Brewer of Bedford, and Kimberly Parson of Mitchell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan Brock of Bedford; and a brother, Jack Canada and wife Mary Ann of Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Tuesday, all at the church.

The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy A. Goen

Nov. 22, 1928 — Jan. 17, 2009

Dorothy A. Goen, 80, Cambridge Square Apartments, Bedford, died at 7:58 p.m. Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Nov. 22, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Reese and Aleen (Eisenmenger) Jones. She married David M. Goen, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1986.

She was a homemaker, a member of Victory Life Church and the Eagles Lodge, Arie No. 654, both of Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzy Hawkins of Bedford; three granddaughters, Misty Hawkins of Indianapolis, Terri May of Georgia, and Mandy Harris of Alabama; her companion, Junior Mears of Bedford; a brother, Wayne Jones of Mitchell; three sisters, Maxine Elgin of Campbellsburg, Phyllis Harris of Bedford, and Violet Jones of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Mike Goen; three brothers, Abby, Reese Jr., and Robert Dale Jones; and two sisters, Edith Mitman and Mamie Coffman; and a sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Darren Cheatham officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Brian Herndon

Dec. 27, 1951 — Jan. 9, 2009

Brian Herndon, 57, Orleans, died at 4 a.m. Jan. 9, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was a self-employed electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Claire (Boutan) Herndon, Orleans; his mother, Peggy Aslinger, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Bryce Herndon and Brent Herndon, both of Chattanooga; one daughter, Kim Williams, Orleans; two brothers, Mark Herndon, Hixson, Tenn., and Kevin Herndon, McDonald, Tenn.; and a sister, Kim Clark, Chattanooga.

A celebration of life will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday the Work of God Church in Mitchell, with Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Mae Turner

Jan. 1, 1917 — Jan. 17, 2009

Mae Turner, 92, of Maddox Lane, Bedford, passed away at 8:52 p.m. Saturday at Garden Villa.

Born on Jan. 1, 1917, in Green County, she was the daughter of Floyd Watkins and Maude (Roach) Watkins. She married Winfred W. Turner on Nov. 10, 1937, and he passed away on Aug. 28, 1998.

She retired from M.F. Fines after working there for 25 years. Mae was a member of the Judah Church of Christ, AARP and NARFE. Mae was an avid bowler, enjoyed her beautiful gardens, liked to tend sheep, loved her dogs and enjoyed making quilts.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mae at: www.daycarter.com

January 18, 2009

James W. Reeves, 25

July 30, 1983 — Jan. 16, 2009

James W. Reeves, 25, of Springville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.

Born July 30, 1983, in Bloomington, he was the son of to Melvin and Karen (Arthur) Reeves.

He was a 2002 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and graduated from the Golf Academy of South Florida in 2002. He was a certified welder for several years.

James was an avid golfer, a member of the BNL golf team who won the Jr. City Tournament. He enjoyed playing basketball, and watching basketball, football and golf. He ran cross country in high school and went to state finals. He later was invited to run at the national cross country meet in Nebraska.

He had been a certified welder for several years.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin and Karen Reeves of Springville; one sister, Kristina Reeves of Springville; maternal grandparents, William “Bill” and Nina Arthur of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Anna Reeves of Springville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James W. “Jim” Reeves.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call 3 to 8 p.m. Monday from and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to the family are welcome.

January 17, 2009

Otho Brewer

Dec. 6, 1926 — Jan. 15, 2009

Otho Brewer, 82, Orleans (Leipsic community), died Thursday at Garden Villa Health Care in Bedford.

Mr. Brewer was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Campbellsburg, to Milo and Daisy (Collier) Brewer. He married Gloria Jackson Brewer on Dec. 5, 1953, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 1995.

He retired from Jacobi Sales Inc. in Palmyra in 1984. He was a mechanic for John Deere and International Harvester.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

He is survived by two children, Elese Brewer Stiles and husband Paul of Bedford, and Jackson Brewer and wife Debbie of Orleans; five grandchildren, Jeremy Brewer, Erica Brewer, Kyle Pinnick, and Todd and Cammy Stiles; four great-grandchildren, Trevyn, Brynden, and Ayden Stiles, and Jaxyn Pinnick; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and 10 siblings, Noble Brewer, Flossie Horner, John Brewer, Delbert Brewer, Homer Brewer, Verla Hoggatt, Gladys Fields, Martha Mann, Blanche Varvel, and Wilma Hamilton, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orelans with the Rev. Charles Keilhorn and the Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery with military rites accorded by Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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

Helen M. Gerkin

April 12, 1936 — Jan. 15, 2009

Helen Marie Gerkin, 72, of Bedford, died Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 12, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Orville and Mary (Meadows) Pruitt.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include children, Randy Gerkin and wife Carol of Mitchell, Billy Gerkin and wife Hazel of Bedford, Mary Berry and husband David of Bedford, Tammie Wease and partner John Tolliver of Salem, and Jimmy Gerkin and partner Dawn of Indianapolis; two sisters, Patricia Holt and husband Bob of Bedford, and Mary Bea Patrick and husband Don of Bloomfield; one brother, Johnny Pruitt of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mike Gerkin; two brothers, Tommy and Howard Pruitt; and a sister, Carol Whyer.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Frank Ira officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Joseph V. Boyd

April 29, 1927 — Jan. 15, 2009

Joseph V. Boyd, 81, Columbus, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was a Lawrence County native.

He was retired from Cummins Engine after 32 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta (Todd) Boyd, Columbus; sons, William Boyd, Whiteland, Robert Boyd, Noblesville, and Christopher Boyd, Columbus; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus with Steve Boyd and the Rev. Brace Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences are available at www.jewellrittman.com.

January 16, 2009

Robert W. Odell

Feb. 13, 1932 — Jan. 14, 2009

Robert W. Odell, 76, of LaPorte, died Jan. 14 at LaPorte Hospital.

He was born Feb. 13, 1932, in LaPorte, the son of the late Giles & Luda (Korros) Odell. He was married on Aug. 26, 1961, in Bedford, to Maryann (McPike) Odell who preceded him in death on March 13, 1990.

Robert worked as a Guidance Counselor for Rogers High School in Michigan City.

He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1949 and graduated from LaPorte High School in 1950. Robert served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1953.

He received at BS in Industrial Education in 1960 and a MS in Education in 1961 from Purdue University.

He was a past president of Kiwanis International, a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, a member of the American Legion Post 83, and a former member of the First United Methodist Church. Bob was a generous and loving husband, father and friend, and he made a lasting impression on many lives in our community over the years. He will be missed.

Surviving are a daughter, Amy (John) Zetzl; a son, Wesley (Andrea) Odell; two granddaughters, Kelsey M. Zetzl, and Madison J. Zetzl; three brother-in-laws, Charlie (Donna) Sanetra, Dr. Joseph (Suzy) McPike, and Robert (Bonnie) McPike; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Maryann (McPike) Odell; a sister, Shirley (Odell) Sanetra; a sister-in-law, Joyce McPike; and a brother-in-law, William McPike.

Friends will be received 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Cutler Funeral Home, LaPorte, with a service starting at 4 p.m. with Rev. Steve Lau officiating.

Interment will be Monday, January 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Greenhill Cemetery, Bedford.

Contributions may be made to the LaPorte Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Road 2, LaPorte, IN 46350.

Family and friends can sign the register book online at www.cutlerfuneral.com.

Claudia B. Cox

Sept. 3, 1932 — Jan. 15, 2009

Claudia B. (Halbert) Cox, 76, Bedford, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 3, 1932, in Martin County, she was the daughter of James E. and Luwina (Hynes) Halbert. She married Calvin D. “Shorty” Cox in 1970 in Odon, and he preceded her in death.

She was retired from RCA/Thomson Electronics after 28 years of employment. She was also a loving mother to Calvin’s three surviving children and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Lea Dent of Newberry, and Mary Jane Quick of Burns City; one son, Calvin Leon Cox of Bedford; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cane Creek Church in French Lick, with Seth Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Cane Creek Church Cemetery in French Lick,

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

William J. Scott

Aug. 16, 1927 — Jan. 15, 2009

William Joseph “Bill” Scott, 81, Mitchell, passed away at 12:14 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1927, in Hamburg, N. Y., he was the son of Clifford Franklin and Ruth I. (Worthington) Scott. He married Oweetah June Jones on June 16, 1952, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1993.

He retired from Lehigh Portland Cement Company. Bill graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946, and was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. He was a former president of Mitchell Little League, Lions Club, and was a member of the Mitchell School Board when the present high school was constructed.

Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include a daughter, Nakeetah Clouse and husband Tim of Mitchell; and a grandson, Cole Clouse of Hanover College.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Lee Hupp officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Darwin Jones, Randy Jones, Ken Jones, Larry Barnes, Barry Jones, Jeff Jones and John Gass.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association or Dunn Memorial Hospital Dialysis Department.

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

Mark E. Freeman

March 11, 1955 — Jan. 14, 2009

Mark Edwin Freeman, 53, Shelbyville, formerly of Bedford, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville.

He was vice president of quality assurance with Williams Industry.

Survivors include his wife, Jill Marie (Runion) Freeman, Shelbyville his parents, John Edwin and Kathleen A. (Kopp) Freeman, Shelbyville; two sons, Matthew Edwin Freeman, and Errick Michael Freeman, both of Indianapolis; one daughter, Kori Marie Gabbard, Shelbyville; two brothers, Paul David Freeman, Waldron, and Philip Warren Freeman, Shelbyville; one sister, Theresa Ann Griffin, Shelbyville; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville with Father Chris Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville. A Rosary will be said at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Blue River Foundation, St. Joseph Catholic Church or the AMA in care of the funeral home.

Douglas Overstreet

April 10, 1951 — Jan. 15, 2009

Douglas Overstreet, 57, of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born April 10, 1951, in Laurel, Miss., he was the son of Buford Quincy and Lorene (Phelps) Overstreet.

He was a cook at the Waffle House, the Early Bird Restaurant and Pleaser’s Restaurant all in Bedford. He was a member of the Guide Point Church and the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his companion, Mellissa Overstreet of Bedford; two daughters, Tina Cramer of Bedford and Rachel Overstreet and her fiancé, Michael Kee of Bloomington; two sons, Douglas Turner and his wife, Lilly of Helton, Ky., and Michael Vinson of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Laura and Joseph Cramer, Eric and Thomas Turner, Kyra, Kaylin and Kylie Vinson, Braxton Bickers and Ian Eicle; three sisters, Betty Hollowell of Bedford, Rose Turner and her husband, Ned of Mozelle, Ky., and Cathy Simler of Seymour; one brother, Mike Overstreet of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Madison Bickers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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


Angel J. Jean

Jan. 9, 2009 — Jan. 9, 2009

Angel Julian Jean, infant son of Joel L. and Rachel N. Jean, died Saturday in a Fort Hood Hospital in Texas.

Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Rickey and Tammy Feilner, Bedford; maternal great-grandparents, Bob Beal, Tampa, Fla., and Beulah Alexander, Pekin, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Joel Jean Sr. and Judy Jean of Colonial Heights, Va.; and paternal great-grandparents, Jacquelin Nelson, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Joseph and Otelia Crump, Riverhead. N.Y.

Private family services will be at a later date.

Chisolm’s Family Funeral Home and Florist, Copperas Cove, Texas, is in charge of the arrangements.

January 15, 2009

Joseph D. King

Jan. 9, 1920 — Jan. 11, 2009

Joseph D. King, 89, Abingdon, Va., formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday.

He worked in the trucking industry in Indianapolis most of his life and he retired as president and general manager of Tony’s Trailer Sales and Services in 1978.

He is survived by one son, Jerry N. King, MD, Palos Par,, Ill.

Local information provided by Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.

Charles E. Deckard

Aug. 11, 1930 — Jan. 10, 2009

Charles E. “Charlie” Deckard, 78, of Bloomington, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Bloomington Hospital.

Born, Aug. 11, 1930, in Monroe County, he was the son of Orval R. and Virginia (Siscoe) Deckard.

Charlie was a member of the Sanders Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one sister, Stella V. Langley of Bedford; two brothers, Cletis A. Deckard of Bloomington, Louie Deckard of Modesto, Calif.; three children, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, a brother Chauncey Deckard, and a sister.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sanders Pentecostal Church with Pastor Joe Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sanders Pentecostal Church Building Fund, 6490 S. Fairfax Road Bloomington, IN 47401.

January 14, 2009

Edna L. Martin

Oct. 5, 1928 — Jan. 12, 2009

Edna L. Martin, 80, of Bedford, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1928, she was the daughter of Guy and Edith (Croucher) Turpen. She married John D. Martin on Aug. 3, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2005.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Bob Martin and wife Paula of Heltonville, Jim Martin and wife Lynette of Leesville and Jack Martin of Bedford; three grandchildren, Greg Martin and wife Jeanette of Heltonville, Holly Wagner and husband Kenneth, and Jaime Young and husband Brian all of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren, Courtney, Brooke and Amy Martin of Heltonville, Jolee and Landon Young of Bedford, Chris Wagner of Indianapolis and Matt Wagner and wife Kayla of Bedford; one great-great-grandson, Gavin Wagner; and two sisters, Paulyena Martin of Craigsville, Va., and Rose Turpin of Heltonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, David; one sister, Mary; one son, Jerry (POW/MIA); and one grandson, Joey Martin.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Day and Pastor Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery.

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

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

John Oliver

Jan. 7, 1941 — Jan. 12, 2009

John Oliver, 68, Houston, formerly of Oolitic, died Monday in Houston.

He was a machinist.

Survivors include his wife Judy; his children, Bill and Ed; four grandchildren; and siblings, Clovis, Dallas, Kevin, Steven, Gary, Jim, Bonnie, Rita, Wilma, Brenda and Carole Ann.

Cremation was chosen and a celebration and memorial will be at Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Local services are planned in Bedford with burial later in 2009.

January 13, 2009

Georgia McCullough

Dec. 12, 1911 — Jan. 12, 2009

Georgia McCullough, 97, Mitchell, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 12, 1911, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Frank and Eliza (Gresham) Johnson. She married Francis M. McCullough on June 10, 1934, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1981.

She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1930, and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Cummings of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons.

Her parents, husband; son, John McCullough; and sisters, Ruby Reid and Pauline Bork, preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Casketbearers will be: Carl Cummings, David Cummings, Steve Cummings and Greg Cummings.

Memorial gifts may be made to the White River Humane Society or the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

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

Richard E. Hornocker

Dec. 27, 1962 — Dec. 13, 2008

Richard E. Hornocker, 45, Bedford and St. Pete Beach, Fla., passed from this life to another at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., at 12:10 p.m. on Dec. 13.

He left behind his wife Doreen of St. Pete Beach; a sister, Julanna of Bedford; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Richard was born Dec. 27, 1962, to Harold E. and Joan Richards Hornocker, who both preceded him in death.

He worked for more than 20 years in the food industry.

Richard will long be remembered and missed for his kind heart, quick wit, hearty laugh and smile. His culinary, artistic and musical abilities will also not be forgotten.

In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated and there will be no local services.

Merlin A. Platteter

July 14, 1919 — Jan. 12, 2009

Merlin A. Platteter, 89, StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford, formerly of Brookfield, Wis., died at 6:05 a.m. Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

He was born July 14, 1919, in Stetsonville, Wis., the son of George and Amanda (Stahnke) Platteter. He married Erma Etten on May 27, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2004.

He was a machinist at Allis-Chalmers, West Allis, Wis., retiring in 1979.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the National Guard, 32nd Division Veterans Association of Milwaukee, Wis.

Survivors include one son, Dale G. Platteter and wife Crystal of Bedford; a daughter, Mary Platteter of Midlothian, Va.; six grandchildren, Brian Platteter of Seattle, Wash., Amanda Whited and husband Matt of Chicago, Emily Platteter of Pewaukee, Wis., David Platteter of West Lafayette, Andrew Mulligan and Sarah Mulligan, both of Midlothian, Va.; and a brother, Kenneth Platteter of Texas.

His parents; wife; and four brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Entombment will be in Brookfield, Wis.

There will be no calling hours in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul School Scholarship Fund.

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

Anita Loachridge

March 17, 1920 — Jan. 1, 2009

Anita Fish Thomason Loachridge, 88, Cabot, Pa., died Jan. 1, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.

She was born March 17, 1920 in Bedford, the daughter of Eathel and Grace (Anderson) Fish, both of whom preceded her in death. She had three brothers, Bill Fish, who preceded her in death, along with his first wife, Madonna Dean Holly Fish, Pete Fish and Donald Fish, both of Bedford who survive, along with their wives, Freida Fish and Barbara Fish, and Bill’s second wife, Carol, also survives.

Anita’s first job was working as a secretary in her uncle Ellis Fish’s garage and Dodge dealership, at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

She marred Elbert E. Thomason in 1939 in Bedford. They resided in Indianapolis for 15 years where Elbert was a salesman for a paper company. In 1955 they moved to Pittsburg, Pa., and were proprietors of a Steward IN-fra-red Commissary, a sandwich business in which Anita was bookkeeper and Elbert was a sales representative. They retired to Tidioute, Pa., in 1974 and became “Florida Snowbirds” for the benefit of Elbert’s health. He suffered from emphysema and preceded her in death in 1981. In 1988 Anita married Louie Loachridge in Florida and he preceded her in death in 2007. Anita resided in Ridge Manor, Fla., a total of 29 years and moved from there back to Pittsburgh, Pa., to a home for assisted living to be near her daughter in Freeport, Pa.

She is survived by a son, Col. Thomas “Tom” Jay Thomason, Ret. U.S. Air Force and his wife Carolyn of Nags Head, N.C., a son Terry Ray Thomason and wife Linda of Ada, Mich.; a daughter, Teresa Kay Howard and husband Dan of Freeport, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Kelly Conroy, Kate Conroy Scanga and husband Tony, Bobby Conroy, Edward Conroy, Danielle Howard, Shelley Thomason, Tanya Thomason Warrington, Travis Thomason, Trampus Thomason, and Trisha Thomason; nine great-grandchildren, Dominic Scanga, Katie Isaacs, Chris Isaacs, Matt Isaacs, Stacia Warrington, Trent Warrington, Emily Warrington, Carver Thomason, and Tori Thomason; and 12 nieces and nephews, along with their spouses, children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 5 at the Redmond Funeral Home in Freeport, Pa., with the Rev. Kenneth Foust of Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Lower Burrell, Pa., officiating.

January 12, 2009

Ruth F. Barnes

Dec. 26, 1915 — Jan. 10, 2009

Ruth F. Barnes, 93, 11374 N. Carthage Pike, Knightstown, formerly of Mitchell and Paoli, died at 1:23 p.m. Saturday at Hancock Regional Hospital.

Born Dec. 26, 1915, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William A. and Lucille (Woodward) Jones. She married Marshall H. “Bill” Barnes on June 26, 1937, and he preceded her in death on July 18, 1990.

She was a retired cashier for the Paoli School system. She was a member of the Paoli United Methodist Church and attended Knightstown Methodist Church. She was a member of Delta Tri Kappa, Eastern Star, Paoli Fireman’s Auxiliary, the United Methodist Women/All in One Club, and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Program.

Survivors include a son, Larry Barnes and wife Judy of Knightstown, with whom she had made her home the past three years; a brother, Harold Jones and wife Penny of Plainfield; a grandson, Eric Barnes and wife Mikki of Beach Grove; a granddaughter, Angie Holt and husband James, Cumberland; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marshall; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with James Babcock officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown; and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

The Todd Funeral Home in Knightsville is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences are available at www.toddfuneralservice.com.

Sandra E. Baldwin

June 25, 1954 — Jan. 9, 2009

Sandra E. Baldwin, 54, Salem, died Friday at her residence.

She worked at nursing homes in Salem, New Albany, Jeffersonville and Mitchell.

Surviving are her husband, William Joseph Baldwin, Salem; two sisters, Patricia Evans, Henderson, Nev., and Debra Lindsay, Borden; a brother, Frank Levering III, Salem; three stepchildren, Julie Lynn Merida. Gray, Ky., Joseph William Baldwin, Scottsburg, and Jennifer Michelle Bennett, Salem; and seven stepgrandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Full Gospel Outreach in Salem.


Richard ‘Bud’ Kasper

July 9, 1924 — Jan. 9, 2009

Richard “Bud” Kasper, 84, Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday at his residence.

He was a retired railroad worker.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Nilson) Kasper, Mitchell; four sons, three daughters, and two stepdaughters.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

January 11, 2009

Geraldine Woods, 84

Dec. 8, 1924 — Jan. 9, 2009

Geraldine (Thornton) Woods, 84, of Bedford, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Patrick Ross Woods of Edgewater, Md.; one step-daughter, Sandra Marion of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Wright of Indianapolis and Gretchen Zepp of French Lick; and two brothers, Stanley Thornton of Bedford and Gilbert Thornton of Milwaukee, Wis.

No services will be held. Friends may call 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Gregory Dale Mesarosh, 50

AUG. 21, 1958 — JAN. 9, 2009

Gregory Dale Mesarosh, 50, of Mitchell, died Friday at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louiville, Ky.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Walter E. and Charlotte Mesarosh of Mitchell, and three brothers, Michael Reynolds, Gary Mesarosh and David Mesarosh, all of Mitchell.

There will be no services or visitation.

Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

William ‘Bill’ W. Hawkins, 70

APRIL 9, 1938 — JAN. 8, 2009

William “Bill” W. Hawkins, 70, of Bloomington, passed away January 8, 2009, at his son’s residence in Brownstown.

William was born on April 9, 1938, in Bonnieville, Kentucky, to the late Joseph and Evalena Hawkins-Deckard.

He is survived by his sons, William “Bill” J. Hawkins and his wife Kathy of Brownstown, and Allen E. Hawkins and his wife Terri of Seymour; four sisters, Margie (Hawkins) Robbins of Bedford, Faye Sparks of Bloomington, Wanda Peterson of Bloomington and Leona Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; and a brother, Bob Hawkins of Bloomington. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Adam, Dustin, Kelly, Kayla, Tanner; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patsy Sue (Eads) Hawkins; three sisters, a brother, and another brother, Floyd Hawkins.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. William was a pipe fitter for Union Hall Local #136.

Friends may call at Day Funeral Home today from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 12-1 p.m. Funeral services will also be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Donald Gardner officiating. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

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

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

January 10, 2009

Gregory D. Mesarosh

Aug. 21, 1958 — Jan. 9, 2009

Gregory Dale Mesarosh, 50, 901 East Grissom Road, Mitchell, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Friday at University of Louisville Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1958, in Mitchell, he was the son of Walter E. and Pernie E. (Houchin) Mesarosh.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include his father, Walter E. and Charlotte Mesarosh Mitchell; brothers, Michael Reynolds and wife Sue, Gary Mesarosh and wife Lee Ann, and David Mesarosh and wife Becky, all of Mitchell; a sister, Vera Moore, Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law, Rose Ellen Reynolds, Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His mother; sister, LaDonna Sparks; and brother, Jerry Reynolds, preceded him in death.

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

January 09, 2009

Lola E. Norman

Aug.17,1920 - Jan.8,2009

Lola E. (Axsom) Norman, 88, Heltonville, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug.17, 1920, to William Andrew Axsom and Ethel Pearl Arthur.

She married Roy Wilson Norman and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1991.

She was an Avon sales consultant and a homemaker She was a member of the Bedford First Church of God and the WCG of he church. and the Heltonville Demonstration Club.

Survivors include two sons, Roy "Fred" and Sarah Lou Norman, and Ed "Larry" and Phyllis Norman, all of Heltonville; a sister, Bonnie and Lloyd Sowders of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Mable Axsom, Salem, and Carolyn Wellman, Jeff (Carla) Norman, Greg (Terra) Norman, Kathy (Bob) Lackey, Shelley Smith, Bob Norman, Cheryl (Greg) Mitchell, Dena (Ralph) Kemment, and Tony (Sherri) Norman, 15 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great granddchildren; 13 great, great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Norman; five brothers, Marshall, Harry, Pat, Forest and Hershell Axsom; three sisters, Lorene Stogsdill, Pauline Wray, and Bernice Norman; and one grandson, Troy Norman.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brothers Brian Bolton and Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Lela M. Price

Oct. 6, 1921 — Jan. 8, 2009

Lela M. Price, 87, of State Road 458, Bedford, died at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Harve and Chloe (Baker) Taylor. She married Merle H. Price on July 5, 1939, and he preceded her in death.

She was a clerk for Bell Cleaners in Bedford and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one son, Darrell Price and wife Brenda of Bedford; one daughter, Janice Newell and husband Harold of Bedford; one sister, Nova Thompson of Springville; four grandchildren, Patricia Dalton, Andrew Price, Amy Ingrille and Jan Newell; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister, Beulah Newland.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of service today at the mortuary.

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

Donald E. Hays

May 11, 1932 - Jan.7, 2009

Donald E. Hays, 76, of rural Linton, died Wednesday at his residence.

He was a retired staff sergeant from the U.S. Army.

Surviviors include three children, Deborah Large, Terre Haute, Daniel L. Hays, Linton and Edward B. Hays Bloomfield; three sisters, Doris Hamm, Solsberry, Loretta Sisson, Indianapolis and Juanita Deckard, Bloomington; and one brother, Kenneth Hays, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion in Bloomfield.

January 08, 2009

Wanda Knight

March 3, 1941 — Jan. 6, 2009

Wanda J. Knight, 77, 115 Hel-Mar Drive, Mitchell, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 3, 1931, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Sam and Evelyn (Prow) Holt. She first married Kenny Dalton and then Burton Knight, both of whom preceded her in death.

She worked as a nurses’ aide at Bedford Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1999. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. She also enjoyed going to dances, where she had many friends.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and also attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include three sons, Phillip Knight and wife Cheryl of Bedford, Mike Dalton and wife Mary of Indianapolis, and David Dalton and wife Vickie of Orleans; six grandchildren, Adam Dalton and Andrea Dalton, both of Indianapolis, Braden Knight and Rilee Knight, both of Bedford, and Tina Clements and Sunshine Knight, both of Orleans; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one brother, Lloyd Holt; one sister, Dorothy Strange; and one grandson, Scott Clements.

A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Senior Citizens.

January 07, 2009


Mary E. Wigner

July 19, 1924 — Jan. 5, 2008

Mary E. Wigner, 84, of Bedford, died at 10:08 p.m. on Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born July 19, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George O. and Pearl (Evans) Baker. She married Winfred Wigner on June 1, 1947 and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1991.

She was a homemaker and an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jerome Wigner and wife Cheryl of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Elaine Hawkins and husband Roger of Paoli; a sister, Sylvia Pritchett and husband Richard of Bedford; a brother, Marshall Baker and wife Wanda of Springville; four grandchildren, Tami Howard and husband Jason, Mark Abel, Christl Wigner and Dallas Sims; four great-grandchildren, Erin Abel, Tyler Kukuvka, Jalen Gunter and Drew Howard; two brothers-in-law, Bill Morris and Lester Hall both of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Vonda Baker of Springville; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Winfred; a daughter, Beth Sims; three sisters, Anna Jane Hall, Melphia Morris and Melvina Ruth Baker (in infancy); and a brother, Opal Baker.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Saturday, at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church Flower Fund.

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

Forrest ‘Ed’ Bartlett

Nov. 30, 1927 — Jan. 5, 2009

Forrest “Ed” Bartlett, 81, of 528 Q Street, Bedford, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Nov. 30, 1927, in Bedford he was the son of Kermit Howard and Mary Alice (Lytton) Bartlett. He married Mary Beth Johnson and she survives.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford. He was a retired Civil Service Employee from Crane Naval Service Warfare Center. He graduated from Indiana State Teacher College in 1953 and did extensive graduate work at the Indiana University School of Education.

He was a journalist working at the Times-Mail, Indianapolis Star, Bloomington Herald-Telephone and Dayton Ohio Journal. In 1967 he and Mary Margaret Stipp co-edited the Lawrence County 150 page Sesqui-Centennial edition of the Times-Mail, the largest newspaper published in Lawrence County up to that time.

He was vice president of the Sesqui-Centennial Commission and was secretary of the city plan commission under former Mayor Lee Quackenbush. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy submarine service in the South Pacific. He also taught school and was assistant principal at Burris Junior High School, and published their first year book.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth of Bedford; one son, Phil Bartlett of Bedford; one brother, Bob Bartlett of Terre Haute; one sister, Pat Ricken of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Bill Bartlett

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

No calling hours are scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Diabetes Association or the Leukemia Association.

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

Elizabeth S. Williams

June 26, 1920 — Jan. 5, 2009

Elizabeth Scott Williams, 88, Shoals, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She was born June 26, 1920, in Nicholasville, Ky., to Robert Moore and Mattie (Riddle) Scott.

She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, a former member of Hindostan United Methodist Church, the Martin County Extension Homemakers, the Garden Club, the JugRox Grandmothers Club and the Shoals Senior Citizens. In earlier years, she was active with Girl Scouts of America and volunteered in area nursing homes.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura Tarr and companion Bill Keane of Bedford, and Carolyn Morgan of Warsaw, Ky.; four sons, Jerry Foster of Dubois, Pat and Jean Foster of Goose Creek, S.C., David and Sue Foster of Seymour, and George and Linda Foster of Rocky Mount, N.C.; special friends, Pam and Gary Roach of Shoals; grandchildren, Tara and Brian Fries of San Antonio, Texas, Kayla Wininger of Bedford, Kellie Tuttle of California, Scott Foster of Seymour, Brian Foster of Texas, Rod, Chris and Tony Carlton, Angela Bledsoe of Warsaw, Ky., Ronnie Fowler, Robbie and Chris Fowler, and Terenia Ayoub of Oregon; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Kiser of Shoals; three brothers, John and Pat Scott of Vancouver, Wash., Dr. Paul and “V” Scott of Ottamua, Iowa, and Tom and Barbara Scott of Frankfort, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Scott of Florida.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tracey Carlton; a brother, Robert Lee Scott; and a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Ada Scott.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

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

January 06, 2009

Steven E. Mullins

Jan. 9, 1949 — Jan. 4, 2009

Steven E. Mullins, 59, Bloomington, died Sunday afternoon at his residence.

He was a sales representative with Stahl Furniture in Bloomington for 29 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Bega) Mullins; three sons, Bill Combs, Bloomington, Chuck Combs, Springville, and Steve Combs, Spencer; one granddaughter; four grandsons; and one brother, Paul, Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State 37, with Rev. Bob Yount officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call today from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospital Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

January 05, 2009

Norman ‘Dale’ Hash

Jan. 20, 1925 — Jan. 3, 2009

Norman “Dale” Hash, 83, 811 Lafayette Ave., Oolitic, died at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday at his residence

He was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Bloomfield, the son of James & Cleo (Cuttrell) Hash. He married Francis Cooper Elrod at Spice Valley Baptist Church in Mitchell, on Aug. 19, 1972, and she survives

He retired in 1990 with 45 years of service from GM Powertrain in Bedford where he was a tool and die maker.

He was a member of Oolitic Baptist Church, U.A.W. Local No. 440, U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis.

Surviving with his wife Francis Hash of Oolitic; are one son, Rick Hash of Bloomington; one daughter, Vicki Hash Monroe of Louisville, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Mann of Arizona and Janice Pipher of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Hash of Hartford City, Ind. and Ruth Hash of Bedford

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Betty Hardesty Hash; four brothers, Lee, Bernard, James Vaughn, and Vernon Hash, and one granddaughter, Allison Elaine Hash.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites by American Legion Post No.33, Bedford.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 will perform rites at noon on Tuesday.

Pall Bearers will be: Larry Cummings, Troy Johnson, Rick Hash, Tony Tosti, Brent Monroe, Jimmy Southern. Honorary Pall Bearers will be John Brashear and Fred Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

January 04, 2009

Harold Vance Busick

June 29, 1923 — Jan. 3, 2009

Harold Vance Busick, 85, of Mitchell Manor Health and Living Center, formerly of Orleans, died Saturday, January 3, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Indiana.

He was born June 29, 1923, in Orange County, Indiana, to his parents, John H. and Cora Chisham Busick. They preceded him in death.

He is survived by two brothers, Leopal Busick and Delmar Busick, both of Orleans. There are three sisters, Alberta Staker and Marolyn Judy, both of Orleans, and Carolyn Curry of Fairland, Indiana. Two sisters-in-law, Martha Chisham and Marcella Busick, both of Orleans, and several nieces and nephews survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clarence Chisham and Charles Busick, both of Orleans.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, January 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, with Bro. James Russell officiating.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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

Jesse ‘Pete’ Staten

Aug. 8, 1955 — Jan. 1, 2009

Pete Staten, age 53, of Bedford, passed away Thursday January 1, 2009, in Bloomington. He was born Aug. 8, 1955, in

Indianapolis to Joseph and Jessie Roberts Staten. Pete worked 22 years at RCA in maintenance. He leaves behind his

daughter, Jessie L. Staten of Shelbyville; mother Jessie R. Hartman and step-father Jacob Hartman of Bloomington; step-sister

Mona Ward of Martinsville, and half-brothers Cecil and Jimmy Staten. Private family services are being held. Allen Funeral Home,

4155 South Old Ind. 37 is handling the arrangements.

January 03, 2009

Mabel R. Hyatt

Jan. 25, 1919 — Jan. 1, 2009

Mabel R. Hyatt, 89, Lexington died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Scottsburg.

She was born Jan. 25, 1919, in Franklin, Ky., the daughter of the late William R. Summers and Grace (Worley) Summers. She married Edward R. Hyatt and he preceded in death on Feb. 24, 2002.

She was a member of World Outreach for Christ in Scottsburg. Mabel resided with her niece at home on her farm before recently moving to Hickory Creek for health reasons.

She was a former co-owner with her husband of the old Park-N-East Restaurants in Scottsburg, Madison, Columbus and North Vernon for 27 years, retiring in 1981.

Survivors include a brother, Bill Summers of Bedford; a sister, Christine Baxter of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with Pastor James Donahue officiating. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday, all at the funeral home.

January 02, 2009

Lela G. Colglazier

Dec. 3, 1912 — Dec. 31, 2008

Lela G. Colglazier, 96, Williams, passed away at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 3, 1912, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Noble and Sally (Gore) Reuter. She was married more than 60 years to John W. Colglazier and he preceded her in death in August of 1996.

Lela was a homemaker and had owned and operated a dog kennel and also Colglazier’s Antiques. She graduated in 1931 from Fayetteville High School and was a member of the Williams Church of Christ.

Lowell Gore was raised in the home of John and Lela and he survives along with his wife, Betty, of Williams. She is also survived by her sisters, Hannah Wagner of New Albany and Jane Taylor of Zionsville; a brother, John Reuter of New Castle; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and nine brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Williams Cemetery with Brother Steve Warren officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Williams Church of Christ.

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

H. Marie W. Robling

July 30, 1925 — Dec. 31, 2008

H. Marie Walker Robling, 83, Jamestown, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Dec. 31.

She was born July 30, 1925, in Bedford, to Harry M. and Glydas E, (Spinks) Walker. She married Cecil A. Robling on Aug. 6, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1988.

Marie was a graduate of Needmore High School. She was a member of Emerson Avenue Baptist Church, where she was secretary, retiring in 1977. She also enjoyed membership in the Christian Companion class and the Painter’s Retiree club.

Marie is survived by her loving children, Gary W. Robling and wife Carol (Giblin), Beth Robling Moxley and husband Jerry, and Noreta Robling Jestus and husband John; sisters, Ula M. Walker Galloway and Joyce A. Walker Campbell and husband Steve; fiance´ Larry Keegan; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Doyle W. Walker, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at noon on Monday at the Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the HDSA Foundation of Indiana, 18 Andrea Court, Beech Grove, IN 46107.

Burrell W. Sayer

May, 26, 1917 — Dec. 24, 2008

Burrell W. Sayer, 91, of Cadillac, formerly of Sherman, Mich., Pendleton, and Bedford, died at Lakeview Manor in Cadillac, on Dec. 24.

He was born May 26, 1917, in Sherman, Mich., to John Calvin Sayer and Anna Lee Sayer. He married his sweetheart, Lizzie M. Smith, on May 17, 1939, and they shared a loving and fulfilling life together until her death on Dec. 1, 2003.

Burrell gave his life to Christ at the Muskegon, Mich., Free Methodist Church on May 14, 1949. He worked for Watkins Products and W.T. Rawleigh Company before he and Lizzie became missionaries for the Wesleyan Indian Missions in 1974. He retired in 1985.

Burrell and Lizzie were not blessed with children of their own but, while living in Sherman, they became the foster parents of Mike Toepp and Terry (Toepp) Fike for several years. This union became a lifelong bond.

Burrell was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and many older half-brothers and half-sisters.

Cremation has taken place and burial will take place in the spring with his beloved Lizzie in the Antioch Township Cemetery, Mesick, Mich.

Burrell and Lizzie attended Faith Mission Church while living in Bedford. A special appreciation is given to Louise Speer Burton for her considerable kindness to the Sayer’s during their illnesses in Bedford.

Arrangements were made by the Peterson Funeral Home, Cadillac.

Sherry Kendall

May 21, 1954 — Dec. 30, 2008

Sherry Kendall, 54, 1110 N. Marion Street, Mitchell, died at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence following a short illness.

Born May 21, 1954, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles P. and Kathryn M. (Cooper) Hedrick. She married Jeffrey Kendall on April 2, 1976, at the First Christian Church in Mitchell.

She worked for 33 years in the dietary department of Mitchell Manor.

She was a graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Kendall of Mitchell; a daughter, Holly Ann Sykes and husband Nathan of Mitchell; a son, Anthony David Kendall and wife Brittany of Oolitic; two granddaughters, Kathryn Marie and Brooklyn Nicole Sykes; a sister, Sheila Flora and husband George of Mitchell; her mother-in-law, Anetra Kendall of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Charlotte Hedrick; and her father-in-law, Donald Kendall.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church in Mitchell with Pastor Steve Scroggin officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Haverly Chapel of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell, and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

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