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2009-11 (November)

Nov. 30, 2009

Warren W. Wagner

Aug. 26, 1923 — Nov. 27, 2009

Warren Wilson Wagner, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 26, 1923, he was the son of Oliver and Evaline (Evans) Wagner. He married Betty R. Girdley on May 9, 1943, and she preceded him in death.

Warren graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1943 where he helped lead the BHS basketball team to the high school Final Four Championship. He was in the 125th Army Infantry that fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He was awarded three bronze stars for his service. Upon returning stateside Warren played basketball for Wabash College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1949. He later earned two master’s degrees from Indiana University.

Warren enjoyed his career in education. He was a math teacher at Bedford High School. He was principal at Needmore High School until it consolidated with other area high schools to form Bedford North Lawrence High School. Warren was an assistant principal and later became principal of BNL until he retired in 1987. During his career, he dedicated his leisure time to raising and showing Morgan horses. He was also a member of the Lawrence County Art Association and several service groups.

In retirement Warren enjoyed playing golf and is a two-time member of the Hole in One Club at Otis Park Golf Course, where he caddied when he was a young man. He enjoyed the arts and made Shaker oval boxes along with other woodcrafts that he and a friend, who was instrumental in the woodcraft process, exhibited and sold at many art shows and craft festivals around Indiana.

Survivors include one daughter, Sally Wagner Cook of Bedford; one son, David Wagner of Burlington, Vt.; one brother, Victor Wagner of Bedford; one sister, Ruth Louise McPike Glaze of Mooresville; one grandson, Shawn Wagner; one granddaughter, Vannessa Cook; and two great-grandsons Bryant and Nathan Wagner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, William Oliver Wagner (in infancy), Gordon Wagner, and George Wagner; two sisters, Iris Wagner (in infancy) and Donna Walker.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service at the First Baptist Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Art Association, the Leukemia Foundation, or to the White River Humane Society.

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

Melvada S. Dalton

Sept. 25, 1948 — Nov. 25, 2009

Melvada Susan (Tillette) Dalton died Wednesday at her home on Warren Street.

Born Sept. 25, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Willard Tillette and Juanita Maxine Tincher. She married Emmett Henry Dalton Jr. on June 9, 1968, in Orleans.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by three sons, Emmett Henry Dalton III, and wife Pamela (Sergent), Christopher Michaels Dalton and wife Kammy (Allen), and Andrew Cody Dalton; four grandsons, Emmett Henry Dalton IV, James Christopher Dalton, Anthony Milton Tillette III and wife Hilary (Kinslow), and Tyler Allen, all of Mitchell; one brother, Anthony (Tony) M. Tillette and wife Jean (Turner) of Mitchell; three sisters, Barbara (Tillette) Robertson, Rita (Tillette) Frost and husband David, and Elnora (Tillette) Hassler and husband Chris, all of Bedford; and her fiance´, Danny Carter of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandparents, Lewis Milton and Martha (Kines) Tillette and Edward and Ida Mae (Tolbert) Tincher; and one brother, W. James Tillette.

Cremation was chosen and no service is planned.

Thomas H. Walls

Oct. 8, 1948 — Nov. 28, 2009

Thomas H. Walls, 61, Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday at Westview Manor Nursing Home in Bedford.

He was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Bedford, the son of William H. “Bud” and Carrie (Conley) Walls. He married Teresa L. Osborne on Feb. 6, 1971, in Bedford and she survives

He retired from NWSC Crane in 1997 as an encapsulater. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1967, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and a Vietnam War veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa L. Walls of Bedford; three sons, Thomas H. Walls, Jr. and wife Shelly of Bedford, Kevin Walls and wife Bridget, and Matthew Walls of Bedford; five grandsons, Zakk Walls, Bo Miller, Logan Walls, Gabe Walls, and Gavin Daniel; one brother, Steve Walls and wife Linda of Salem; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be a 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with David Higgins officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday, all at the funeral home.

Robert Gehring

Robert Gehring, 86, of Bedford, died today at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 29, 2009

Lt. Col. James Gentry

Lt. Col. James Gentry, 52, of Williams, died Wednesday at his residence.

He was a former resident of Indianapolis and was a native of Mitchell.

He retired from the Indiana Army National Guard after serving as commander of the 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry, and two tours of duty in Iraq.

Survivors include his wife, LouAnne Grube Gentry; five children, Sarah Clark (Will), of New Albany, Jason Newman, of Indianapolis, Emily Gentry, of Bloomington, Jennafer Newman, of Santa Ana, Calif., and Ellen Gentry, of Georgetown; parents, George and Brenda Sue Gentry, of Mitchell; brother, Sanford Gentry (Valerie), of Williams; and sister, Carolyn Hodges (Frank), of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Gentry.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at the Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St. in New Albany. Burial with full military honors will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Starlight.

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

Expressions of sympathy made be sent to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, 1500 W. Main St., P.O. Box 9, Mitchell, IN 47496.

Warren Wilson Wagner

AUG. 26, 1923 — NOV 27, 2009

Warren Wilson Wagner, 86, of Bedford, died Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was an educator and retired from Bedford North Lawrence High School as principal in 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.

Survivors include one daughter, Sally Wagner Cook of Bedford; one son, David Wagner of Burlington, Vt.; one brother, Victor Wagner of Bedford; and one sister, Ruth Louise McPike Glaze of Mooresville.

Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with military rites by the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Friends may call 2 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Art Association, the Leukemia Foundation or the White River Humane Society.

Nov. 28, 2009

Tobey Stroud

April 6, 1967 — Nov. 26, 2009

Tobey (Bunch) Stroud died Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at her home in Williams.

She was 42.

She was born April 6, 1967, in Lawrence County to Beverly (Sullivan) and Robert E. Bunch Sr.

On Dec, 22, 1984, she married Gary Stroud. He survives.

She was a waitress, cashier and homemaker. She attended the Living Water Church of God in Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband of Williams; her mother, Beverly Higgs and husband Ronnie of Mitchell; two brothers, Robert Bunch Jr. and Edgar Bunch, both of Mitchell; a sister, Kylee Burton of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts.

Her father and grandparents preceded her in death.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell with Pastor Randy Andrews officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday.

Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Judith A. TeWalt

Sept. 18, 1933 — Nov. 26, 2009

Judith A. TeWalt, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 8:35 a.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Sept. 18, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Merl and Fern Marie (Turner) Brown. She married John TeWalt in 1952 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2009. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include one son, Jay TeWalt of Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters, Sarah TeWalt and Jennifer Gardiner both of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson, Chris Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va.; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Roberts and husband, Lewis, of Bedford; one niece, Jill Heiser; one nephew, Robby Roberts; friends, Larry and Debbie Craig and Mike Sanders. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow. No calling hours are scheduled. The family would like to thank the compassionate and caring people at Garden Villa Nursing Home. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Judith at www.daycarter.com.

Melvada Dalton

Melvada Susan (Tillette) Dalton, 61, Mitchell, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Haverly Chapel, Mitchell.

Nov. 27, 2009

Evelyn A. Breedlove

Dec. 20, 1930 – Nov. 25, 2009

Evelyn A. Breedlove, 78, of 8453 W. College Street, French Lick, died Wednesday at her residence.

Born Dec. 20, 1930 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Eller and Epsie (Lee) Combs. She married Ernie Breedlove and he preceded her in death in 1983. She retired as a line assembler at Visteon after 36 years. She was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, John, Wayne, Claude, Paul and Jimmy (who was her twin); one sister, Pat and one stepsister, Kathrine.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery.

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

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

Audrey ‘Ann’ Abraham

Aug. 19, 1934 — Nov. 25, 2009

Audrey “Ann” Abraham, 75, Bedford, died Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was retired from food services with Valparaiso schools.

Survivors include her husband, Donald, of Bedford; two sons, Jeff Abraham of Lexington, Ky., and Kent Abraham of Rising Sun, and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen.

There will be no funeral.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nov. 26, 2009

Marvin Knight

July 25, 1943 — Nov. 24, 2009

Marvin Ray Knight, 66, Orleans, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born in Lawrence County, he was the son of Otis Leland Knight and Frances Juanita (Wray) Knight. He married Sheila Blanton on June 13, 1964, and she survives.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Sheila Knight of Orleans, include two sons, Johnny Ray Knight and his wife, Robin, of Mitchell, and Travis Knight and his wife, Bridget, of Orleans; two daughters, Bonita Johnson and Tonya Morgan, both of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Natasha Knight and her companion, Daniel Burgess, of Orleans, Tiffany Keith and her husband, Jon, of Mitchell, Michelle Arnold and her companion, Joey Simpson, of Indianpolis, Heather Coulter and her husband, Cody, of Bedford; Joey Runkel and her husband, Corey, of Germany; Hollie Knight and Mylie Knight, both of Orleans, David Arnold of North Carolina, and Andrew Morgan of Orleans; four great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Keith, Elexis Coulter, Logan Lee Coulter and Owen David Coulter; one brother, Gerald Knight and his wife, Lois, of Orleans; one sister, Wanda Grigson and her husband, Paul, of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Donald Knight.

Funeral services will take place at 10 am. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 of Mitchell.

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

Evelyn A. Breedlove

Dec. 20, 1930 – Nov. 25, 2009

Evelyn A. Breedlove, 78, of French Lick, died Wednesday at her residence.

She retired as a line assembler at Visteon after 36 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, John, Wayne, Claude, Paul and Jimmy (who was her twin); one sister, Pat and one step-sister, Kathrine.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Evelyn at www.daycarter.com.

Kathy Diana Eagans

Sept. 6, 1955 — Nov. 24, 2009

Kathy Diana Eagans, 54, of 41 Farmer Street, East Oolitic, IN, died at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her residence.

Born Sept. 6, 1955 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Peggy (Patton) Terrell. She married Marty Eagans on April 20, 1973. She was a homemaker and attended Patton Hill Church.

Survivors include her husband, Marty Eagans of East Oolitic; one son, Brent Eagans and wife, Crystal of East Oolitic; one daughter, Crystal Sullivan and husband, Jody of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Nyschelle, Kaylyn, Madolyn, Seanna Eagans, Katelyn, Brentlee, Michael, Joseph (Joey) Sullivan; five sisters, Brenda Wilson and husband, Floyd of East Oolitic, Sherry Terrell and companion Leslie Poole of Oolitic, Helen Pemberton and husband, Robert of Bedford, Kelly Nicholson and husband, Art of Bedford, Betty Jo Terrell of Bedford; two brothers, Homer Terrell and wife, Amanda, and Ricky Terrell and wife, Sherry, all of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Stevie Lee Eagans, two sisters, Rosetta Terrell and Knoxie Brown; two brothers, David and Michael Terrell; one great niece, Keyairian Caldwell.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Patton Hill Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan officiating.

Burial will follow.

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

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

Nov. 25, 2009

Herbert H. Jones Sr.

March 28, 1931 – Nov. 23, 2009

Herbert H. Jones Sr., 78, of Bedford, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born March 28, 1931, in Fayetteville, N.C., he was the son of Norvin Alexander and Vera May (Cooper) Jones. He was a painter.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond Sexton and wife, Donna, Herbert Jones Jr. and wife, Christina, all of Bedford, Rubin Jones and wife, Sharon, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Tommy Jones and wife, Mary of Springville; one daughter, Barbara Mundy and husband, Graydon, of Bedford; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two stepsisters and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Alex and Ervin Jones and one great-grandson, Britain Holt

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Curtis Pruett and Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to L.I.F.E. Pantry. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Herbert at www.daycarter.com.

Wilma Stailey

July 17, 1937 — Nov. 21, 2009

Wilma (Hale) Stailey, 72, of Bedford, passed away Friday at the Bloomington Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1937, to Floyd and Carrie (Honeycutt) Hale in Needmore.

Wilma worked for Mitchell Manor, Hospitality House and Westview Nursing Homes as a certified nursing assistant. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include, a daughter, Ronda Neill and husband, Mike, of Bedford; a son, Mark Stailey and his wife, Lisha, of Hopkinsville, Ky.; an aunt, Estie Wilson of Oolitic; grandchildren, Matthew and Bethany Cheek, and Caleb and Jesse Stailey; and great-grandchildren, Megan and Kalli Cheek.

Services are pending at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and the White River Humane Society.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Condolences can sent to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Rowena E. Bass

Sept. 29, 1909 — Nov. 22, 2009

Rowena E. (Hopper) Colglazier Bass, 100, Arcadia, Fla., died Sunday in Florida.

She was born Sept. 29, 1909, in Mitchell, the daughter of William Earle and Edith Hopper.

She was a homemaker and owned The Hat Shop in Bedford in the 1940s.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1927, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Arcadia, Fla.

Survivors include one son, Benton W. Colglazier and wife, Shirley, of Clearwater, Fla.; one daughter, Barbara Ann Maick, and husband, Fred, of Arcadia, Fla.; one granddaughter, Tari Wood of Summerville, S.C.; two grandsons, Gerald Colglazier of Douglasville, Ga., and Gregory Colglazier of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and two great-granddaughters, Meghan Colglazier of Douglasville, Ga., and Bunny Sue McElwee of Summerville, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Helen May.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Marvin R. Knight

Marvin R. Knight, 66, Orleans, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.

Nov. 24, 2009

Rhea Dawn Fields

Oct. 31, 1928 — Nov. 22, 2009

Rhea Dawn Fields, 81, of Anderson, and formerly of Owensburg, passed away at 8:46 p.m. Sunday at Community Hospital in Anderson.

Born on Oct. 31, 1928, in Lawrence County she was the daughter of Sherrill Moore and Eva (Porter) Moore. She married Robert Dale Fields on October 8, 1949 and he passed away on September 6, 1991.

She retired from RCA and was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jody J. Fields of Bloomfield, and Debra S. Sparks of Anderson; her son-in-law, Monte J. Sparks of Anderson; one brother, Riki D. Moore and wife Shirley of Bedford; an aunt, Marilyn Ashcraft of Owensburg; and a special friend and caregiver, Betty Greenwell of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Rick D. Fields who passed away on Nov. 19, 1977.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

Friends may call 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 Rhea Dawn at www.daycarter.com.

Mildred M. Glick

Sept. 8, 1917 — Nov. 23, 2009

Mildred Morris “Midge” Glick, 92, of Vermillion Place, Anderson, passed Monday after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Bedford, to Lotus and Ruth Morris. She married Leonard L. Glick of Iowa in November 1938 who preceded her in death in August of 1991.

She was a seamstress and homemaker. She moved to Anderson in 1979 from California. She was a member of Southern Heights Christian Church, Willing Workers Sunday School Class, Ruth Circle and Royal Neighbors.

A nephew Jack R. Morris of Anderson; his children; and several cousins in Bedford, survive her.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard A. Morris and his wife Hattie; and aunts, Ruby Spicer and Pauline Hill of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, with Bob Hendrickson officiating. Graveside services will be at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Vermillion Place and Nightingale Hospice of Carmel for their excellent care and love.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Southern Heights Christian Church or United Faith Housing.

E-mailed condolences may be sent to RJFuneralSvc@aol.com

Herbert Jones

Herbert Jones, 78, of Bedford, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Rowena Bass

Rowena Bass, 100, Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Lawrence County, died Saturday in Florida. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Nov. 23, 2009

Mary L. Condiff

Mar. 31, 1915 — Nov. 21, 2009

Mary Lavere Baker Condiff, 94, of Bedford, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Saturday at the Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born on March 31, 1915, in Dana, she was the daughter of Albert Malone and Ethel (Foncannon) Malone. She first married Thomas Baker on Dec. 18, 1930, and he preceded her in death. She later married Ertho Condiff on Dec. 4, 1961 and he preceded her in death.

She was a housewife and a member of Englewood Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Nicholas Baker of Orlando, Fla. and Philip Baker and his wife, Margaret of Mitchell; one daughter, Marjorie Baker of Bedford; one stepson, Larry Condiff of Columbus, Ga.; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, Earnest and Robert Malone, and one granddaughter, Tonia Jaus.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

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

Eula M. Blanton

Sept. 13, 1925 — Nov. 21, 2009

Eula Mable Blanton, 84, Mitchell, formerly of Orleans, died at 2:27 a.m. on Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Bert and Florence (Taylor) Roberts. She married Reginal E. “Doc” Blanton on July 7, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1977.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include five sons, Richard Gregory of Virginia Beach, Va., Mike Blanton of Orleans, Blane Blanton of Cloverdate, Lloyd Blanton of Orleans, and Charlie Blanton of Loogootee; two daughters, Sheila Knight and Marilyn Packard, both of Orleans; one sister, Alma Hall of California; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Rita Knight on July 29, 2005; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

Rhea D. Fields

Rhea Dawn Fields, 82, of Owensburg, died Sunday at Community Hospital in Anderson. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 22, 2009

Mark Dewayne ‘Cotton’ Arthur

Nov. 4, 1959 — Nov. 19, 2009

Mark “Cotton” Arthur, 50, of Solsberry passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 4, 1959, in Bedford, IN, to Sharon (Todd) and L. Sonny Arthur. His father preceded him in death.

Mark graduated from Bloomington High School South. On May 6, 1995, he married the love of his life, Robin L. Head. He worked at Otis Elevator for more than 25 years. Most recently, he worked as a painter for Indiana University.

“Cotton” raced street stocks throughout central and southern Indiana for several years.

He was an avid hunter and loved his pets. He was a member of AmVets Post #2000.

Survivors include his wife, Robin; son, Christopher Head and his wife, Jessica; his mother, Sharon; his brothers, Terry Arthur and Gary “Lard” Arthur; nieces, Heather and Ashley; nephews, Kevin and Toby; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

Services will be at the Allen Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. with visitation Sunday, Nov. 22 from 3-8 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 23, from noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of Mark Arthur in care of Allen Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Mary Lavere Baker Condiff

March 31, 1915 — Nov.. 21, 2009

Mary Lavere Baker Condiff, 94, of Bedford, died Saturday at the StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Nicholas Baker of Orlando, Fla., and Philip Baker of Mitchell; one daughter, Marjorie Baker of Bedford; and one stepson, Larry Condiff of Columbus, Ga.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Williams Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

Dorothy Mae Hazel

Nov. 1, 1926 — Nov. 20, 2009

Dorothy Mae (Todd) Hazel, 83, Columbus, formerly of Bloomington, Ind., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Four Seasons Health Care Center in Columbus, Ind.

Dorothy was born in Bloomington on Nov. 1, 1926, the daughter of Lobie and Lizzie (Dewar) Todd. She married Wayne A. Hazel on Nov. 24, 1950.

She was a graduate of University High School of Bloomington in 1945.

She retired in 1986 from Public Service Indiana. She enjoyed her family, friends, traveling, embroidering and playing with her grand-dog, Sophie. She was well known for her cooking and baking skills. Dorothy was an avid Indiana University basketball fan. She attended St. Paul United Methodist Church until her health declined.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on April 27, 1987; brothers, Lloyd, Floyd, James, Wayne, Gilbert and Alva Todd of Bloomington; sisters, Opal Butcher, Beryl Dick, of Bloomington, and Thelma Sipes, of Columbus; several nieces, nephews, brother- and sister-in-laws.

Survivors include her daughters, Pam (Ron) Bunch, of Bedford, and Beth Hazel, of Columbus; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home on Monday from 4–8 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. also at the Day Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Nov. 21, 2009

Norma J. Brock

Aug. 9, 1928 — Nov. 18, 2009

Norma Jean Brock, 81, of 2217 27th St., Bedford, died at 9:13 p.m. on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 9, 1928, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Clifton and Lucy Ellen (Newton) Marshall. She married Eddie Noble in 1947. She later married Dean M. Brock on Dec. 8, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2003.

Norma graduated from the French Lick High School with the class of 1947. She was employed with Indiana Bell for 29 years. She was a member of the Indiana Bell Pioneers and the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Sara Snyder and husband Alex “Rocky” Snyder of Silverville; one son, Daniel E. Noble and wife Marlene of French Lick; four grandchildren, Amber Noble, Chris Mills, Quiana Hall and Marshall Noble; four stepgrandchildren, Sara Derringer, Alex Snyder, KayC Snyder and John Snyder; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Mills, Caden Mills, Ryder Hall, Macy Hall and Landen Noble; four step-great-grandchildren, David Roe, Haylee Sullivan, Mason Burch and Alexandria Snyder; one grand-dog, Skunk; one sister, Avis Lorraine Charnes of Louisville; seven nephews; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and one brother, Jimmy Clifton Marshall.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 8:30 until 9:45 a.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A rosary service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Nov. 20, 2009

Donald E. Jenkins

May 1, 1948 — Nov. 19, 2009

Donald Eugene Jenkins, 61, of Orleans, died Thursday morning at his residence.

Donald was born May 1, 1948, in Lawrence County, the son of Luther and Ruby Robbins Jenkins.

He graduated from Mitchell High School with the class of 1966. He served in the United States Marine Corps and the Air Force Reserves.

He had been employed with the Town of Orleans as the water treatment supervisor.

He married Cindy Richardson and she survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Twanette and husband Chip Rodgers, and Crystal and husband Shad Graves, all of Niceville, Fla.; two sons, Brian and his wife Rebecca McIntosh of Huron, and Brandon and his wife Lori McIntosh of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Amber, Portia, Shandon, Robbie, Cole, Brianne and Adalynn; one sister, Patricia Hargishmier of Madison; and three brothers, Wayne Jenkins of Vincennes, Larry Jenkins of Orleans, and Danny Jenkins of Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Horeb Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends are invited to call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the services on Monday at the church.

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

Paul B. Wade

July 31, 1934 — Nov. 19, 2009

Paul B. Wade, 75, of Washington, formerly of Montgomery, passed away at 4 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born July 31, 1934, in Daviess County, he was the son of James V. and Ellen (Steiner) Wade.

He was a 1952 graduate of Epson High School. He had worked at McCord Corporation for 22 years, was a retired farmer, and had managed IMC Fertilizer Plant for 21 years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and the Washington Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Agnes (Toy) Wade, whom he married on Aug. 27, 1953; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha Ann and Jay Oswalt of Beech Grove, and Martha A. and Tim Arvin of Bedford; five sons and daughters-in-law, James C. and Sally Wade, Mike and Jenny Wade, John Wade, Ronald and Mindy Wade, and Pat and Michelle Wade, all of Washington; 15 grandchildren, Michelle Oswalt and Robert Oswalt, both of Beech Grove, Matthew Arvin of Baltimore, Md., Benjamin Arvin of Austin, Texas, Paul Arvin of Coatesville, Krista Swartzentruber of Jasper, Victoria Rust of Durham, N.C., J. Jordan Wade of Orlando, Fla., and Hilary Patterson, Ross Wade, Jackson Wade, Amanda Wade, Anthony Wade, Olivia Wade, and Caleb Wade, all of Washington; three great-grandchildren, Sydney Swartzentruber and Addison Swartzentruber, both of Jasper, and Elaina Rust of Durham, N.C.; two sisters, Helen Wade of Odon and Dorothy (Charles) O’Connor of Mooresville; and two brothers, James F. (Ruth Ann) Wade of Bloomington, and Donald Wade of Odon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Washington, with Father Kenneth Graehler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Ed Lee Mortuary in Washington. A wake service will be at 4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 520 S. Seventh Street, Vincennes, or St. Peter Cemetery.

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

Nov. 19, 2009

Walter L. Smale

March 24, 1929 — Nov. 18, 2009

Walter L. “Shorty” Smale, 80, of Bedford, went peacefully to be with his Lord at 4:27 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born March 24, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Fred and Dorothy (Blackwell) Smale. He married Mary A. Kelp on Sept. 17, 1950.

He was a forklift operator at General Motors for 33 years retiring in 1981. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He attended Gulletts Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Brown County Antique Tractor Association and U.A.W. Local No. 440.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, water skiing, riding his motorcycle and restoring antique John Deere tractors. Most of all, he enjoyed good times with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Bedford; two daughters, Theresa Gerig and husband Mike of Fort Wayne, and Connie Franklin and husband Ed of Springville; one son, Roger Smale and wife Lynn of Springville; a brother, Harold “Eugene” Smale and wife Mary of Bedford; six grandchildren, Doug Franklin and wife Kasey of Indianapolis, Chad Gerig and wife Stacey of Fort Wayne, Jodi (Franklin) Davis and husband Matthew of Fishers, Ryan Gerig of Fort Wayne, Kegan Smale and his girlfriend Michelle Kintz of Springville, and Kyler Smale of Springville; one great-grandson, Jaxson Gerig; and three additional great-grandchildren due in November, December and April respectively; brothers and sisters-in-law, Maxine Hedrick, Don Kelp and wife Thelma, all of Nashville, Dallas Kelp and wife Barb of Columbus, Jim Kelp and wife Bev of Nashville, Jerry Kelp and wife Annie of Sullivan, Judie Schroeder and husband Ken of Columbus, and John Kelp and wife, Judy of Nashville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers are: Roger Smale, Doug Franklin, Chad Gerig, Ryan Gerig, Kegan Smale, Kyler Smale and Matthew Davis.

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

Dorothy E. Boyll

June 11, 1913 — Nov. 17, 2009

Dorothy E. Boyll, 96, of Bedford, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday at the White River Lodge.

Born June 11, 1913, in Linton, she was the daughter of Ora and Lydia May (Rogers) Fainot. She married Garrett Buck on April 14, 1934, and he died on Dec. 25, 1963. She later married the Rev. Esten Boyll in 1966 and he died in 1986.

She was a homemaker and taught at the Christian School of Faith Baptist Church in Milton, Fla., where she was a member. She attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Sue Rollins and husband Norman of Bedford; a son-in-law, Robert York of Johnston, Iowa; a stepson, William Boyll of Virginia Beach, Va.; two stepdaughters, Jeanie Burger of Greenfield, and Sue Kearn of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter, Marilee York; and a grandson, Steve Burger.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. A committal service will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Moriah Cemetery near Dugger.

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

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

Evan J. Blakey

Nov. 5, 1985 — Nov. 16, 2009

Evan J. Blakey, 24, 1600 Dennison School Road, Bedford, died at 8:22 p.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 5, 1985, Lawrence County, the son of Don and Becky (Nelson) Blakey.

He attended BNL High School,

Survivors include his parents, Don and Becky Blakey of Bedford; one son, Uriah Blakey of Bedford; one sister, Moriah Blakey of Bedford; grandparents, Helen Nelson of Bedford, and Don and Amy Blakey of Bedford; and great-grandfather, Carlos Blakey of St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roy Nelson; and uncle, Jim Nelson.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery near Orangeville.

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

Larry D. Sipes

Oct. 25, 1943 — Nov. 9, 2009

Larry D. Sipes, 66, Cannelton, and a Bedford native, died at 11:46 a.m. on Nov. 9, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.

He was a former corrections officer at the Branchville Training Center in Branchville. He was a former pastor of the Tell City Pentecost Church.

Survivors include daughters, Pamela Jordan, Springville, and Rachel Ellett, Tell City; sons, Mike Sipes, Grandview, David Sipes, Paul Sipes and Joey Sipes, all of Worthington, Daniel Sipes, Jasper, and Josh Sipes and Andy Sipes, both of Cannelton; a sister, Jean White, Bedford; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences are available at www.huberfuneralhome.net.

Gladys I. VanHook

Sept. 15, 1917 — Nov. 6, 2009

Gladys I. VanHook, 92, of Bloomington, died Nov. 6 at the Bloomington Nursing and Rehab Center.

She is survived by one sister, Inez Stroud of Shoals.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Springville Christian Cemetery.

Norma J. Brock

Norma Jean Brock, 81, of Bedford, died at 9:13 p.m. on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 18, 2009

Lester W. Mitchell

June 24, 1927 — Nov. 16, 2009

Lester Wayne “Coke” Mitchell, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:10 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born June 24, 1927, in Bedford, he was the son of Morton C. and Dessie (Cain) Mitchell. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1946. He married Avanell Olson on July 30, 1948, and she survives.

He retired from Q.T. Tool in Bedford as a tool and cutter grinder. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM for over 50 years and a former member of the Bedford Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose and JayCees.

Survivors include his wife, Avanell of Bedford; three daughters, Brenda Stogsdill and husband Jim, Debbie “Red” Miller and husband Steve, all of Bedford, and Cheryl Strickler of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Melissa Beasley, Brandon Brown and wife Heather and Cody Strickler; one great-grandson, Ethan Wayne Brown; and a close personal friend, Debi Deer of Springville, who is considered family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Hazel Murray and Helen Houston.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jack Hamilton and John Flinn officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club, the Limestone Girls Club or Hospice of Bloomington Hospital. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of “Coke” at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy E. Boyll

June 11, 1913 — Nov. 17, 2009

Dorothy E. Boyll, 96, of Bedford, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday at the White River Lodge.

She was a homemaker and taught at the Christian School of Faith Baptist Church in Milton, Fla.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Sue Rollins, Bedford; a son-in-law; a stepson, William Boyll, Virginia Beach, Va.; two stepdaughters, Jeanie Berger, Greenfield, and Sue Kearn of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. A committal service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the Mount Moriah Cemetery near Dugger.

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

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Mallie Diamond

April 13 1926 — Nov. 17, 2009

Mallie Diamond, 84, Shoals, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Loogootee Nursing Center in Loogootee.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Ellen Barrett and Donna Shelley, both of Shoals, Elizabeth Martin of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Marty Reed of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; three sons, Hendley Diamond Jr., and Clay Diamond, both of Shoals, and Tony Diamond of Texas; one stepson, John Diamond, Loogootee; two stepdaughters, Laura Ellen Conway, Oolitic, and Wilma Gerkin, Needmore; two sisters, Saddie Reynolds, Mallie, Ky., and Sue Conley, London, Ky.; two brothers, Bristle Amburgey, Harlen, and Loren Amburgey, Carlish, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Walter L. Smale

Walter L. “Shorty” Smale, 80, of Bedford, died at 4:27 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 17, 2009

Richard G. Curl

Dec. 7, 1930 — Nov. 7, 2009

Richard Glenn “Dick” Curl, 80, Deer Creek Village, Ariz., formerly of Mitchell, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Ariz., from a long battle with COPD and heart problems.

He served in the Navy onboard the USS Rainier AE5 for four years during the Korean War prior to settling down as a farmer.

Richard was a resident of Mitchell for over 50 years, his first wife taught school in Mitchell for over 30 years. He was a current resident of Deer Creek Village, a small community outside Payson, Ariz. Richard moved to Arizona in 2005 from southern Indiana for health reasons, he really loved the weather in Arizona as well.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Mae (Pickens) Curl; and his son Steven Glenn Curl.

He is survived by his current wife, Barbra Sue Curl; son, Mark Pickens Curl; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

There was no viewing. A small graveside farewell was Wednesday at the Gisela Cemetery in Arizona.

Lowell Mason Riley

Sept. 5, 1915 — Nov. 15, 2009

Lowell Mason Riley, 94, Springville, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was a retired carpenter from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three children, Judith Combs of Bloomfield, Lanny Riley of Columbus and Rodney Riley of Bloomington; one sister, Maxine Pearson of Columbus; eight grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several step-great-great-grandchildren, and his former wife, Wanda Loretta Foddrill of Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will follow at Carmichael Cemetery in rural Bloomfield with military rites conducted by Solsberry American Legion Post No. 450.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and one hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lester Mitchell

Lester Wayne “Coke” Mitchell, 82, of Bedford, passed away a 7:10 p.m. Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 16, 2009

Clifford L. Thomas

Oct. 20, 1919 — Nov. 14, 2009

Clifford L. Thomas, 90, of R.R. 3, Owensburg passed away at 12:23 a.m. on Saturday at his residence.

Born Oct. 20, 1919, in Owensburg, he was the son of Arthur and Minnie (Akles) Thomas. He married Jessie (White) Thomas on March 12, 1938, in Owensburg and she preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 2007.

He was a member of the

Owensburg Church of Christ.

He had been an employee of B.G. Hadley Co. in Bloomington, and W.L. Thomas, Inc. in Owensburg.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Jones and husband Jim of Jasper; one son, Ron Thomas and wife Diana of Springville; five grandchildren, Tom Jones, Jill Jones Wigand and husband Dean, Brian Thomas and wife Shannon, Brent Thomas and wife Chasidy, and Angela Thomas; 11 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Britni, Jordan, Kyle, Tanner, Quinn, Devyn, Lauren, Macie, Logan, and MacKena; two great-great-grandsons, Caden, and Tyson; and one sister, Roberta Herald of Owensburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sisters, Lilian Fields, Martha Swango, and Betty Thompson, and two brothers, Willis Thomas and Lexie Roberts.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital, envelopes are available at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Anna F. Kuntz

May 20, 1912 — Nov. 13, 2009

Anna Faye Kuntz, 98, of Marion, formerly of Indianapolis and who also lived in Ellenton, Fla., for several years, died Friday at the Marion General Hospital.

Born May 20, 1912, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Henry and Nettie (Parker) Lewis. She married Shirley Kuntz on June 17, 1952, and he preceded her in death.

She retired from RCA in Indianapolis and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Beech Grove for over 50 years. She was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Chester, Elmer, and John Lewis; and two sisters, Ethel Eagan and Goldie Tackett.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Anna at www.daycarter.com.

Nov. 15, 2009

Michael R. Leathers, 53

Dec. 1, 1955 — Nov. 14, 2009

Michael R. Leathers, 53, of 3905 Washington Ave. Bedford died at 12:29 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born December 1, 1955, he was the son of Don and Nellie Stewart. He was the terminal manager for Relco in Bedford. He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the US Navy.

Survivors include his parents Don and Nellie Stewart, of Cuba, MO; one son; Jason Leathers, of Bloomington; one granddaughter Emma Leathers, of Bloomington; two brothers, Joe Leathers and his wife Judy, of Cuba, MO, and Mark Leathers and his wife Cindy, of Cuba, MO; one sister, Donna Green and her husband Bob, of Blue Eye, MO, several nieces and nephews, one very special friend, Genia Ray, of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by one son, Jacob Leathers.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 16th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Michael at www.daycarter.com.

Clifford L. Thomas, 90

oct. 20, 1919 — Nov. 14, 2009

Clifford L. Thomas, 90, of Owensburg, died Saturday at his residence.

He was an employee of B.G. Hadley Co. in Bloomington and W.L Thomas, Inc. in Owensburg.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Jones of Jasper; one son, Ron Thomas of Springville and one sister, Roberta Herald of Owensburg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Owensburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital.

Anna Faye Kuntz, 97

may 20, 1912 — nov. 13, 2009

Anna Faye Kuntz, 97, of Marion, formerly of Indianapolis and Ellenton, Fla., died Friday at the Marion General Hospital.

She retired from RCA in Indianapolis.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 14, 2009

Mark A. Burgess

Nov. 30, 1957 — Nov. 13, 2009

Mark A. Burgess, 51, 2111 Norton Lane, Bedford, died at 8:05 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford

Born Nov. 30, 1957, in Indianapolis, he was the son of John and Mary (Stevens) Burgess

He was disabled and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are one daughter, Holly Burgess of French Lick; a son, Christopher Bowman of Kentucky; grandchildren, Cole Grissom, Brandon Bundy, Abigail Pemberton, Dillon Bowman, and Alexander Bowman; two brothers, Bill Burgess of Indianapolis, and John Burgess Jr. of Bedford; and one sister, Geona Arnold of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Dorene Laster

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bryantsville Cemetery. Burial will follow with graveside rites by Bedford American Legion Post No. 33.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

James F. Christenberry

July 8, 1932 — Nov. 12, 2009

James F. Christenberry, 77, Bloomfield.

He was born July 8, 1932, to Roley and Minnie (Lyons) Christenberry. He died Nov. 12, 2009.

James worked in sawmills, logging and tree trimming.

Surviving are his fiance´ of 31 years, Virginia “Jenny” Cook; six children, Janet Allen, James W. “Bill” Christenberry, Jack Christenberry, Judy Brummett, John Christenberry, and Jane Lagenour; two stepchildren, Billy Cook and Michelle Johnson; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymond Kern; and one sister, Mary Cazee.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Burgoon Baptist Church with the Rev. Rosco Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m Sunday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, and from noon until the service on Monday at the church.

Richard G. Curl

Dec. 7, 1930 — Nov. 7, 2009

Richard Glenn “Dick” Curl, 80, Deer Creek Village, Ariz., formerly of Mitchell, died at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 6 at Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Ariz..

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Barbra Sue Curl; son, Mark Pickens Curl; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

There was no viewing a small graveside farewell was Wednesday at the Gisela Cemetery in Arizona.

Nov. 13, 2009

Dorothy E. Bunch

Oct. 18, 1914 — Nov. 12, 2009

Dorothy Evelyn (Oliver) Bunch, 95, Bedford, died at 12:14 p.m. Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Lawrence County, the daughter of James and Agnes (Hill) Oliver. She married William E. “Jack” Bunch on Dec. 20, 1935, in Brownstown, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen May and husband Harry of Bedford, and Sandra Cox and husband Neil of Mitchell; seven grandchildren, Brian Wolcott, Neil Cox, Kelly Staggs, Ronni Ann Wolcott, Melissa Sears, Jami Hunter and Amanda Hopkins; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Patricia Ellen Bunch in 1942; great-grandson, D.J. Arbuckle; three brothers, Loren Ray and Robert Oliver; and two sisters, Jessie Hobson and Doris Oliver.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford with the Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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

Nov. 12, 2009

Terri L. Cox

Dec. 29, 1958 — Nov. 9, 2009

Terri Lee Cox, 50, of 2623 Clover Lane, Bedford, died at 3:25 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born Dec. 29, 1958, in Agana Heights, Guam, M.I., she was the daughter of Harold L. Waldon and Dee (Houston) Jenkins.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include her children’s father, Todd Cox of Bedford; their children, Casie Marriage and husband, David, Cory Cox and Arial Cox, all of Bedford; her mother, Dee Jenkins of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Carol Doran of Clearwater, Fla.; grandchildren, Taylor and Austyn Marriage, Thalia Cox; her best friend, Beth Landreth of Washington, who was like a sister; a nephew, Sean Waldon of Bloomington; a niece, Elyse Doran of Clearwater, Fla.; and her loving companion, Scott McGregor of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Ruthie Waldon.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

To honor Terri’s memory, the family asks those in attendance wear her favorite color, purple.

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

Eugene F. Edgar

April 18, 1915 — Nov. 11, 2009

Eugene F. Edgar, 94, of Bedford, originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., died at 5 a.m. on Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 18, 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of David R. and Matilda (Fleming) Edgar. He married Jean I. Anthony on July 17, 1940, and she survives.

He joined the National Guard while still in high school and later was a member of the CCC and VOC. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines. He was an architectural engineer for PPG and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; two daughters, Virginia Short and husband Michael of Bedford, and Dorothy Nile and husband Hugh of Calcutta, Ohio; grandchildren, Andrew (Coby) Short and wife Maureen of Fayetteville, N.C., and currently on active duty in Afghanistan, Abigail Short Henning and husband Ryan of Valparaiso, Amber Nile and husband Brett Hartmann of Durham, N.C., Alexis Nile and husband Kurt Edie of Worthington, Ohio, and Aaron Nile of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and great-grandchildren, Kerith Short, Brennan Short, Claire Henning and Mars Hartmann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, David M. and Thomas W. Edgar.

Family will have a private memorial gathering at a later date.

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

Estelle C. Jendrek

June 2, 1913 — Nov. 11, 2009

Estelle C. Jendrek, 96, 21 Sir Charles Drive, Bedford, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 2, 1913, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of George A. and Catherine (Kuhn) Evering. She married John C. Jendrek in 1934, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1939.

She was an accountant for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving as chief auditor for the Baltimore District, and then chief auditor for the North Atlantic Division, retiring in 1974. She was named to the Baltimore District Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees.

She was a 1961 graduate of the University of Baltimore, College of Commerce, with a degree in accounting.

She was a member of St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church Baltimore, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford; Opus Dei; NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees); Women’s Society of St. Anthony Padua Church; and was a volunteer for Catholic Charities, preparing tax forms for the elderly.

Estelle was well-traveled. She made three trips to Europe, two to Rome and attended mass with the Pope; also traveled to Central America, the Far East, Alaska, and traveled to Washington, D.C., and Miami, Fla., to see the Pope.

Survivors include one son, John C. (Diane) Jendrek of Bedford; one granddaughter, Diana M. (Bill) Elliott of Thomaston, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Heath R. Weller of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Nicole M. Sommers of Martinsburg, W. Va.; one great-great-granddaughter, Brianna Ugh; and one sister, Mildred Reinsfelder of Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five sisters, Margaret Miller, Catherine Merriam, Bernadine A. Bowden, Dolores A. Bartles, and a sister in infancy; and two brothers, George C. Evering and Lawrence J. Evering.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be visitation and a funeral mass in Maryland. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Baltimore. Friends may call from 6-8 on Tuesday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ruck-Towson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Opus Dei, Clevemont Center, 2709 36th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20007.

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

Steven K. Webb

Aug. 18, 1968 — Nov. 10, 2009

Steven Keith Webb, 41, of 222 Westwood Drive, Bedford, died at 2:54 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 18, 1968, he was the son of Robert K. Webb and Donna (McDonald) Woods. He married Brandy Michelle Reynolds on Oct. 31, 2008, and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served four years. He was a member of the U.S. National Guard for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle, of Bedford; two sons, Dustin Keith Webb of Bedford and Timothy Allen Lane Webb of Washington; two daughters, Stephanie Nicole Webb of Bedford and Tiarra Sue Ane Webb of Washington; one grandson, Michael Dewayne Holland Jr. of Paoli; his parents, Robert K. Webb and Donna Woods, both of Bedford; maternal grandmother, Grace McDonald of Bedford; an aunt, Judith Meadows of Bedford; an uncle, Kent McDonald and wife, Sandy of Mooresville; and cousins, Josh and Amber McDonald both of Mooresville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Arthur M. Potts

Sept. 24, 1941 — Nov. 10, 2009

Arthur M. Potts, 68, of 324 Red Hill Addition, Springville, died at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born Sept. 24, 1941, in Bedford, he was the son of Cecil and Mary Louise (Dillon) Potts. He married Luella Rose Hawkins on Oct. 11, 1969, and she survives.

He retired from Visteon after 22 years. He had worked for Holsum Bakery for 17 years and Bob Ryan Auto Sales for seven years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Luella, of Springville; a son, David Potts of Bedford; two daughters, Keri Yingst of Bedford and Terri Yingst (who went missing in 1984 along with her son, Nathan David Yingst); three brothers, Eddie, Danny and Ronnie Potts; a sister, Maria Garron; six grandchildren, Devin, Lynsi and Tanner Potts, Dante Dodds, Ashley and Athena Lampropoulos; two great-grandchildren, Iysis and Brooklynne Lampropoulos.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 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 Arthur at www.daycarter.com.

Daniel K. Sears

Oct, 10, 1947 — Nov. 12, 2009

Daniel K. Sears, 52, Bedford, died Thursday at Westview Rehab Center.

He is survived by one sister, Violet C. Mikels; two brothers, Paul E. Sears and Farrell “Bucky” Charles; and one son, Jamie Hunt, all of Bedford.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Needmore Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan officiating.

Nov. 11, 2009

Terri L. Cox

Dec. 29, 1958 — Nov. 9, 2009

Terri Lee Cox, 50, Clover Lane, Bedford, died at 3:25 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include her children’s father, Todd Cox. Bedford; their children, Casie Marriage, Cory Cox, and Arial Cox, all of Bedford; her mother, Dee Jenkins of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Carol Doran of Clearwater, Fla.; three grandchildren; a nephew; a niece; and her companion, Scott McGregor, Bedford.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Loren A. Beal

Loren A. Beal, 75, of Bloomington, died at his residence in Bloomington.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force having worked on Air Force One as an auto pilot technician.

Survivors include two brothers, Tug Beal, Bedford and Jack Beal, Bloomington; two sisters, Valetta Brown, Bedford and Judith Beal, Avoca; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Vanie L. Ritchison

Oct. 10 1928 — Nov. 10, 2009

Vanie Lee Ritchison, 81, Myakka City, Fla., died Tuesday at his residence.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Rose Ritchison of Myakka City, Fla.; two daughters, Lee Anne Ritchison Parsons of Myakka City, Fla., and Becky Ellen Ritchison Pemberton of Bedford; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Eva Burton; father Ed Ritchison; one sister, Nancy Ritchison; and one brother, Ralph Ritchison.

There will be no funeral.

A memorial gathering for friends and family will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Wilson Park Shelter House.

Bryant Nobles Jr.

Dec. 9, 1926 — Oct. 28, 2009

Bryant Reginald “Ray” Nobles, Jr., age 82, of Bloomington, died Oct. 28, at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

Ray was born to Bryant R. and Hattie Mae (Fulton) Nobles, Dec. 9, 1926, in Ocala, Fla. He was the second of four siblings.

He was married for 20 years to Paula (Turner) Nobles and they together had one son Benjamin Ray Nobles. He also had two children from a previous marriage Paul Nobles and Trenet (Nobles) Mullins; and seven grandchildren. They, along with one sister, Jeanette Guinn, of Orange Springs, Fla., survive.

He attended the Marion County Schools until 1945. He dropped out of school to join the U.S. Army during WW II. He returned later and received a GED Diploma. Upon discharge from the Army, God called him into His ministry in 1952. He enrolled in Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated in 1955. He immediately enrolled in Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary in Fort Worth, and received a Master of Divinity.

He was a U.S. Navy Chaplain from 1967-1986, where he served four of those years on the USS Saratoga. His military honors include a Bronze Star, “V”-Vietnam, and two Navy Commendation Medals.

For 15 years he served churches throughout Texas. He was a longtime member of Donica Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Louise and Barbara.

There will be a full rites Honors Memorial service at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the National Cemetery in New Albany.

Friends may call (812) 709-9291 for more information.

William M. Cave

Aug. 15, 1960 — Nov. 10, 2009

William Mark “Bill” Cave, 49, of French Lick, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born in Daviess County on Aug. 15, 1960, to Ernest G. and Robert H. (Wagoner) Cave.

He was a 1978 graduate of Springs Valley High School and owned his own excavating business called Dex-Con. His love was riding his motorcycle and had enjoyed riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is an annual event.

He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Roberta Cave of French Lick; one sister, Kathy Eads and husband, David of Darlington, S.C.; one brother, Robert Cave and his companion Janet Evans of Crystal; four nieces and nephews, Drew, Danielle, Brandon and Blaine Eads, all of Darlington, S.C.; aunts and uncles, Paul and Eva Flo Cave of Dubois, Donal and Marie Cave of Jasper, Kenny and Auretta Cave of Crystal, Harry and Mary Ballard of Chesapeake, Va., Alta Cave of Hillham, Richard Dodd of Fort Branch, and Bob and Mary Noe of Mitchell; many cousins; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Belle Cave and George and Mary Eck; one aunt, Janis Dodd; and one uncle, Dennis “Butch” Cave.

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

The T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Lacy D. Stroud

Nov. 4, 2009 — Nov. 8, 2009

Lacy Danielle Stroud, infant daughter of Eric and April (Gilstrap) Stroud, died at at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Surviving are her parents, Eric and April Stroud, Mitchell; sisters, Kelsey Gilstrap, DeAndra Stroud and Stasha Stroud, all at home; grandparents, Leona and Don Stroud, Mitchell.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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

Maj. Rachel Phelps

Sept. 25, 1919 — Nov. 8, 2009

Maj. Rachel Phelps, 90, Houghton Lake Heights, Mich., died Sunday morning at her residence.

She and her husband, Capt. John Grindle, served the Salvation Army congregation in Bedford among other places.

Survivors include five children, Darlus Kumpula, Joy Shelby, Lt. Col. David Grindle, Maj. Maxim Grindle and John Grindle; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Robert Phelps, Jim Phelps, and Kimberly Winters; seven stepgrandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army Royal Oak Camp, Royal Oak, Mich. with Lt. Col. Clarence Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Royal Oak Corps or the HLUMC, Houghton Lake United Methodist Organ Fund.

Eugene F. Edgar

Eugene F. Edgar, 94, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Arthur Potts

Arthur Potts, 68, of Springville, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Steven K. Webb

Steven K. Webb, 41, of Bedford, died Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 10, 2009

Terry W. Bartlett

Oct. 28, 1948 — Nov. 8, 2009

Terry Wayne Bartlett, 61, of Bedford, died Sunday.

Born Oct. 28, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Sammy and Kathryn (Treadway) Bartlett.

He was a security officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Army and had served 20 years with the National Guard.

Survivors include his mother, Kathryn, of Bedford; two brothers, Ronnie Lee Bartlett of Bloomington and John David Bartlett of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Ronald Bartlett, Mike Bartlett, John Paul Bartlett and Jessica Dawn Bartlett; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Michael Ray and Randall Joe Bartlett.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Rev. Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Veterans Assoc. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Terry at www.daycarter.com.

Maude E. Nickless

Nov. 23, 1920 — Nov. 6, 2009

Maude Edith Nickless, 88, of Bedford and formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 5:37 p.m. Friday at the StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born on Nov. 23, 1920, in Celina, Tenn., she was the daughter of Robert Key and Ernestine (Gray) Key. She married Jerome Jackson on Dec. 23, 1940, and he died on March 4, 1970; she then married James Osborn on Feb. 14, 1975, and he died on Aug. 4, 1992; she later married W. Paul Nickless on Aug. 22, 1996, and he died on April 12, 2003.

She retired as assistant manager of Suzanne’s Dress Shop. She was a member of the Bedford Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delta Theta Tau and held a nursing home administrators license.

Surviving are stepdaughters, Barbara Baxter and Joyce Baker both of Williams, Paula Nickless of Nashville, Tenn., Lou Callahan of Fayetteville, Sue Wagner of Louisiana, and Gayle Warrell of St. Augustine, Fla.; stepsons, Paul T. Nickless of Indianapolis, and Timothy Nickless of Williams; one sister, Mayme C. Boehning of Lafayette; 18 stepgrandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and two nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother: Robert Key and sister: Mildred Thurman.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Fernando Ortiz officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Hills Cemetery in Odon.

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

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

Phyllis A. Phillips

Feb. 10, 1936 — Nov. 7, 2009

Phyllis Ann Phillips, 73, Bloomington, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1936, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Glenn Earl and Mary (Still) McKnight. She married Bruce W. “Bill” Phillips Feb. 16, 1957, and he preceded her in death July 22, 1988.

She retired in 2006 from the U.S. Census Bureau. Phyllis graduated from Bedford High School in 1954 and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are one daughter, Tami Briner of Carmel; sons, Scott Phillips and Greg Phillips, both of Bloomington; brothers, Jack McKnight of Bloomington and Jim McKnight of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Jerry McKnight, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Cecil H. Sipes

Sept. 26, 1921 — Nov. 8, 2009

Cecil H. Sipes, 88, Cale, died at 5:59 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He retired from Crane NAD.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Sipes, Cale; two daughters, Brenda Lucas, Glendale, and Alusha Sipes, Plainville; two sons, Harold Sipes and Rodney Sipes, both of Indian Springs; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Viola Johnson, Wolcottville.

There will be private graveside services.

Friends may call from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.

Simon L. Wright

Aug. 14, 1934 — Nov. 9, 2009

Simon Lloyd “Poppie” Wright, 75, Linton, died Monday morning at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1934, in English, the son of Simon and Alice (Waddle) Wright. He married J. Louise Freeman on Oct. 4, 1952.

He retired from General Motors as a Master Mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, J. Louise “Mommom” of Linton, three sons, Steve (Susie) Wright of Linton, Mark (Dawn) Wright of Fredricktown, Ohio, and Eddy (Cathy) Wright of Bolingbrook, Ill; three daughters, Judy (Ed) Crosley of Jasonville, and Julie (Chris) Corbin, and Laura (Dale) LaRoche, both of Linton; four sisters, Mary Howe of Orleans, Geneva Slayton of Huron, Tanya Sietze of Milltown, and Starlynn Terrell of Mitchell; three brothers, Jim Wright of Paoli, Clois Wright of Georgia, and Phillip Wright of Cuzco; 26 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant granddaughter; four sisters, Nova Speedy, Estel Gilmore, Oris Able and Nadine Sanders; and four brothers, Ernest, Charles, Frank, and Roy Wright.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, with Chaplain Randy Vandeventer officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Chapel Cemetery in the Greene-Sullivan State Forest.

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Terri Cox

Terri Cox, 50, of Bedford, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 09, 2009

Rosalind E. Swarup

Nov. 16, 1931 — Nov. 7, 2009

Rosalind Emmie Swarup, 77, Bloomington, passed away at home after a long illness at 4:31 a.m. Saturday. She was surrounded by her children at her time of death.

Born Nov. 16, 1931, in Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, she was the daughter of David Spencer and Lina (Nathanial) Spencer, both of North India. She married Anand Ernest Swarup (Sharma) on Sept. 10, 1951. Along with her husband and five children, she made the United States her home in 1965.

Rosalind was a kind, generous, thoughtful, gentle woman of God who was highly respected by her colleagues and co-workers, beloved by her students, and touched by all who have known her — a true teacher in all things.

She attended Queen Victoria High School in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. She received her B.A. in Hindi language from Mysore College, Bangalore, Mysore, India. She was a Hindi teacher to fourth-12th graders and school librarian at Baldwin Girls High School, in addition to being a Sunday School teacher to junior girls at Richmond Methodist Church, all in Bangalore, Mysore, India.

After she moved to the United States, she attended graduate school and took care of her five children, all under the age of 10. She received her Masters of Religious Education from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., in May 1968.

During the summer of 1968, the entire family lived with Raymond and Crystal Hansome in Beech Grove, while her husband was the Visiting Pastor at Victory Memorial Church. She enjoyed learning about American customs and cuisine from Crystal.

Her family moved to Vallonia in the fall of 1968 where her husband was the minister of the Mt. Zion and Pleasant Grove United Methodist churches. It was the beginning of a long, wonderful friendship with the Rev. Johnny Johnson (and wife Karen) who was the minister of the Vallonia Christian Church. Rosalind worked as a tour guide at Marion-Kay Spice Factory in Brownstown. An expert in spices, she was asked to give a personal tour to Col. Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and educated him on Indian spices as well. She was also a substitute teacher at Brownstown Central High School and Medora High School.

She and her family moved to Orangeville during the summer of 1972, where her husband was minister of the Orangeville, Wesley Chapel, and Bonds Chapel United Methodist churches. This was followed by more than 20 years with Bethel Church, also in Orangeville.

Rosalind was a substitute teacher at Orleans Elementary School and Orleans High School. She worked at Essex International in Orleans from 1972-79. After Essex, she was a facilitator for Older Americans Service Corporation in Orleans. During the 1980s she was a teacher with VOCAL (Volunteer Organizations Citizens for Adult Literacy) in Bedford, where she was presented an award in 1989 by First Lady Susan Bayh, wife of then Gov. Evan Bayh.

From 1983-1997, Rose worked in quality control at Ford Electronics in Bedford, where she was recognized for her excellence: Dale Carnegie Award for Memorable Presentation (1987), Dale Carnegie Award for Highest Achievement (1987), Dale Carnegie Award for Outstanding Performance (1987), monetary award for redesigning work process (1987,1988), selected to join an Engineering Team in Cincinnati to evaluate Solenoid Machine for the Bedford Plant Operations (1990), monetary award for redesigning work process (1996). She happily retired from Ford Electronics in 1996. She continued teaching Sunday School to primary students at Bethel Church throughout, until she moved to Bedford, where she attended the United Methodist Church.

She moved to Bloomington in 2000, where she was a facilitator/teacher for Options, a United Way agency, and attended Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church.

Rosalind took great pride in being a teacher and found joy in her children. She was the consummate mother and grandmother and loving sister. She has left a void in the hearts of all those who knew her but we can be comforted by her blanket of love as we remember and honor this beautiful, phenomenal woman.

Survivors include five children, Usha Gill of Bloomington, Prabhat Swarup of Bedford, Asha Swarup of Baltimore, Md., Shashi Charles of Florida and son-in-law Steve Charles of Crawfordsville, and Nishi Ross of Florida and son-in-law Steve Ross of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Justin Gill, Joy Charles, Sasha Swarup-Deuser, Carter Ross, Keaton Ross, and Keela Ross; a great-grandchild, Iris Rose Charles; three sisters, Charity Singh and husband Ernest of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Julie Sawyer of Bedford, and Josephine James of Norman, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews in the United States, Canada and India.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David a,nd Lina Spencer; her brothers, Alphage Spencer, Pius Spencer, and Joyenson Spencer, all of North India; her husband Anand Swarup; and her son-in-law, Jeffrey Deuser.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Bethel Church in Orangeville. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Burial services will be private.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to support myeloma research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Gifts should be made payable to IUF/Myeloma Gift Fund, and mailed to IU Simon Cancer Center, c/o IU Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245.

Clarence R. York

July 19, 1928 — Nov. 4, 2009

Clarence Robert York, 81, Mitchell, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, Pa.

Born July 19, 1928, in Mitchell, he was the son of Herschel and Myrtle (Grimes) York.

He retired from Trav-Ler Radio Corporation, graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Robert was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are one son, Robert A. York of Fayetteville, Pa.; two grandchildren; and one brother, Marvin York of Mitchell

His parents and siblings, Harley York, Lucille McNeely, and Chase York preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors will be 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. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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

Phyllis A. Phillips

Feb. 10, 1936 — Nov. 7, 2009

Phyllis Ann Phillips, 73, Bloomington, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

She retired in 2006 from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Surviving are one daughter, Tami Briner, Carmel; sons, Scott Phillips and Greg Phillips, both of Bloomington; brothers,

Jack McKnight, Bloomington, and Jim McKnight, Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home.

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

Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Annis M. Brown

Jan. 9, 1923 — Nov. 5, 2009

Annis Marie Luttrell Brown, 86, Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Bedford, passed away Thursday in Florida.

Born Jan. 9, 1923, to George and Bessie Luttrell. She attended Bedford High School.

She married Arthur M. Brown on April 1, 1941. They enjoyed 67 wonderful years together before his death on April 3, 2008.

They moved to Bradenton in 1964, where she owned and operated two beauty salons, one being the Gem Beauty Salon, which was on Florida Boulevard. After 18 years of being a cosmetologist, she closed the shops and went to work at Walmart, from which she retired after 17 years.

She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary No. 3171 for over 25 years, where she had served as president, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veteran’s auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Alice M. Martin; one son, Anthony “Tony” Brown and wife Beth, all of Bradenton; two grandsons, Richard Brown and wife Lori of Bradenton, and Dean A. Martin and wife Christina of Sarastoa, Fla.; one great-granddaughter, Amaya Brown of Bradenton; one sister, Phyllis Chastain of Bradenton; and one brother, “Doc” Luttrell of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents; twin grandsons, Timothy and Gregory Brown; grandson, Mark Brown; sisters, Sarah Jean Luttrell, Mabel Spalding, and Ruth Stickles; and brothers, Ernest, Homer, George W. and Lester Luttrell.

Funeral services will be art 1 p.m. Thursday at the Manasota Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1221 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton. Burail will follow at Mansota Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, with an Eagle service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Tidewell, in her name, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Cecil Sipes Cecil Sipes, 88, Shoals, died at 5:59 p.m. on Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Nov. 08, 2009

Reba Ann Brooking

Aug. 21, 1949 — Nov. 6, 2009

Reba Ann Brooking, 60, of 1519 17th Street, Bedford, died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born August 21, 1949, in Enterprise, Alabama, she was the daughter of James Carroll and Hassie (Register) Brown. She married Kenneth Brooking on March 8, 1969, and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, of Bedford; two sons, Jason Brooking and wife, Jodie, of Worthington, IN, and Kyle Brooking and wife, Danielle, of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Carolyn Wever and husband, David, of Valparaiso, IN, and Betty Willoughby and husband, James, of Bedford; her second mother, Donna Troxel of Bedford; grandchildren, Stewart and Karrick Brooking; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gelene Fugate; and two granddaughters, Isabelle and Olivia Brooking.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, November 9, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to light a candle in memory of Reba and sign the guest book at www.daycarter.com.

Rosalind Swarup

Rosalind Swarup, 77, of Bloomington, died Saturday at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Church in Orangeville, with entombment at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the funeral home.

Maude Nickless

Maude Nickless, 88, of Bedford, died at 5:37 p.m. on Friday at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 07, 2009

Darrell ‘Jack’ Bechner

Nov. 11, 1932 — Nov. 6, 2009

Darrell “Jack” Bechner, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Friday.

He was born in Bedford in 1932 to Adolph Emil Bechner and Louise Jeanette (Mitchell) Bechner. He married Phyllis Ann Bowden on Nov. 27, 1978, and she survives.

Darrell retired from Crane NWSC in 1989.

He liked to keep busy on his “projects.” He enjoyed working in his gardens and looking after his farm. He would often go visiting family and friends in his little brown truck or on his yellow scooter. He enjoyed traveling. He dearly missed his pet dogs Crickett and Itsy Bitsy. He was a member of Fairview Community Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Darrell is survived by his wife Phyllis; his daughters, Shayna Ingalls and companion Chris Wray, Carrie Kirk and companion Curt Hackler; his son, Aaron Bechner; a stepson, Steven Bishop; grandchildren, Joshua Bechner, Amber (Bechner) Davis, Paul Kirk, and J. David Ingalls; his brother, David Bechner; sister, Sheila Peyton; a nephew; nieces; great-grandchildren; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jerry D. Bechner.

It was Darrell’s wish that his body be cremated. At the request of the family, there will be no memorial services.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the White River Humane Society or the charity of their choice.

Sandra G. House

Sandra G. Beaty House, 62, of Orleans, died Friday morning at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Sandra was born in Jamestown, Tenn. to her parents, Billy Barlow and Lillian Linder Boles.

She was first married to Dennis Beaty on Oct. 7, 1964, and he preceded in death on Nov. 26, 1998. She then married James House on Oct. 31, 2004 and he survives.

She was employed at Mi-Lin Wood Products in Paoli, Indiana. She was a member of the Lost River Baptist Church.

She is also survived by three sons, Denton Beaty of Paoli, Dennis Beaty of Bedford, and Deanie Beaty of Marengo; one daughter, Patricia Gail Ball of Salem; eleven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Clayton Boles of Orleans; and one sister, Faye Wallen of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and twin brother, Rudy Boles.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Bro. Kevin Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty Christian Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Reba A. Brooking

Aug. 21, 1949 — Nov. 6, 2009

Reba Ann Brooking, 60, , Bedford, died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, of Bedford; two sons, Jason Brooking, Worthington, and Kyle Brooking, Indianapolis: two sisters, Carolyn Wever, Valparaiso, and Betty Willoughby, Bedford; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Nov. 06, 2009

Leila Wilson

April 24, 1926 — Nov. 3, 2009

Leila “Ilene” Wilson, 83, of Bedford, died at 8 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born April 24, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Quincy and Frances (Deckard) Watson. She married George E. Wilson on May 12, 1944 and he died July 24, 1995.

She had worked at Westinghouse/RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Ritter and husband Ron and Rebecca Barrett and husband Edmond, all of Bedford; two sons, Stephen Wilson and wife Linda of Texas, and Donald Wilson of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Cindy Hart, Christy Bowman, Chad Wilson, Trina Hanner, Stacy Robison, Tyler Wilson, Kristen Stewart, Derek Barrett and Gina Barrett; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Jean Workman of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters, Ruby Workman, Mary Hazel and Vernetta Chambers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. J. Dean Pickett and the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Hanson Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the church. There will be no calling hours at the mortuary.

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

Raymond Paledino

April 1, 1947 — Nov. 4, 2009

Raymond “Buddy” Paledino left us on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. He left behind family and friends broken hearted and lost. To his wife and children, Cathie, Alycia, and Sam Paledino, he was fearless and indomitable. To us, he was bigger than this life. We will never see his like again. We love him much.

He was born April 1, 1947, in Alabama, to Joe and Jane Paledino. His parents, Joe and Ruby Paledino, preceded him in death. Left behind are sisters, Sally Covey Burton and husband Jack of Orleans, Cathy Paledino Horner and husband John of Indianapolis, and one brother Joey Paledino and his companion Regina Chapman of Bedford.

Buddy had earned Eagle Scout distinction in high school, he graduated from Shawswick High School in 1965. As a young man, he served two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a tool & die maker at GM Powertrain in Bedford, retiring in 2006. He was a member of UAW Local No. 440, and member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club.

Family and friends may share Buddy stories at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Bedford Boat Club.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Planned Parenthood of Indiana, 717 Lincoln Ave. Bedford, IN 47421.

Bernice I. Losey

Jan. 20, 1952 — Nov. 5, 2009

Bernice I. Losey, 57, Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born Jan. 20, 1952, in West Stockholm, New York, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Eve (Wells) Bray. She married Ronald L. Losey August 10, 1968.

She had been employed 10 years at Arby’s and Backyard Burgers, and was a member of the Work of God. Bernice enjoyed making dolls and was an avid book reader.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Ronald L. Losey of Mitchell; daughters, Lisa Leach of Bedford, and Kathy Lester and husband Darrin of Springville; grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda Leach and Adam, Jordan, and Justin Lester; sisters, Barb Becksted and Bonnie White, both of New York; and brothers, James Bray, Gerald Bray, Mike Bray, and Bruce Bray, all of New York.

Her parents and brother, Leroy Bray, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Work of God with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Another memorial service will be in New York at a later date.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Memorial Gifts: Hospice of Bloomington Hospital.

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

Nov. 05, 2009

Gloria J. Correll

Dec. 13, 1951 — Nov. 4, 2009

Gloria Jean Correll, 57, of 1615 N St., Bedford, died at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 13, 1951, in Ohio, she was the daughter of John and Minnie Fox Bass. She married Bill Correll on Dec. 28, 1977, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Bill, of Bedford; children, John Marshall of Frazeysburg, Ohio, Jill Correll and Steven Correll, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, Alexis Marshall, Sierra Marshall, Skylar Marshall and Madison Marshall; sisters, Victoria Ingram, Margaret Watson and Mildred Bass; brothers, John and Bud Bass; and a beloved niece, Eva Koski.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marie Garcia.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the ALS Assoc. Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Gloria at www.daycarter.com.

Leila I. Wilson

April 24, 1926 — Nov. 3, 2009

Leila “Ilene” Wilson, 83, of Bedford, died at 8 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She had worked at Westinghouse/RCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Ritter and Rebecca Barrett, both of Bedford; two sons, Stephen Wilson, Texas, and Donald Wilson, Bedford; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Jean Workman of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. J. Dean Pickett and the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Hanson Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the church. There will be no calling hours at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available www.daycarter.com.

Frances Yeskie

Oct. 6, 1921 — Nov. 3, 2009

Frances (Starr) Yeskie, 88, Alexandria, passed away Tuesday at Golden Living, Muncie after an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Bedford, and graduated from Bedford High School.

She was a homemaker.

Frances was a great cook and seamstress. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Lynda Yeskie of Bloomington, and Mark and Marsan Yeskie of Alexandria; sister, Martha Connell of Indianapolis; sister-in-law, Mary Hatfield of Bedford; six grandchildren and spouses, Scott & Brooke Yeskie of Dallas, Texas, Kyle and Lisa Yeskie of Bloomington, Kelli Mahoney & Douglas Green of Houston, Texas, Brant and Shannon Yeskie of Broad Ripple, Eric and Casie Yeskie of Anderson and Jennifer Yeskie of Anderson; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Richard & Betty Gooding.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Henry R. Yeskie; parents, Lebert & Alma E. (Graves) Starr; and sisters, Katherine Bloyd and Janeta Riseden.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson. with Rev. Eric Connell officiating. Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences are available at www.LooseFuneralHomes.com.

Rose N. Alex

Dec. 2, 1917 — Nov. 3, 2009

Rose Nevajean Alex, 91, of Bedford, formerly of West Lafayette, Bloomington and Naples, Fla., passed away Monday in the Yellow Rose Hospice Unit at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Switz City, the daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Ella Ethel (Jackson) Conklin. She married Frank Alex on Aug. 17, 1937, and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bedford Christian Church. She was a graduate of Ben Davis High School.

Known best for her fabulous culinary skills, she loved spending time with her family, sharing laughter, and many good meals. Neva had many hobbies, just one of which was crossword puzzles. She was so proficient, she always did them in ink. Loved by her large family and many friends, she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue Kellams and husband Jack of Bedford, Judith Ertl and husband Tom of Carmel, and Janie Lower and husband Norman of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, June Dunn and husband Paul and Mary Lou Bowerman and husband Harold, all of Frankfort, and Sandra Ceder and husband Robert of Sheboygan, Wis.; a brother, Charles “Bud” Conklin and wife Jeanette of Frankfort; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Anne Willoughby and Beulah Willoughby; and brothers, Billie Conklin and David Conklin.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. Interment will be in Clayton Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family at cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Nov. 04, 2009

Brian D. Humphrey

May 5, 1957 — Nov. 2, 2009

Brian Dale Humphrey, 52, of 2812 Popcorn Road, Springville, died at 2:10 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born May 5, 1957, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Dale and Peggy (Armstrong) Humphrey. He married Tawnya Wagner on Jan. 18, 2008, and she survives.

Brian was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1975. He graduated from Purdue University in 1979. He was a self-employed farmer and the Agronomist for the North Lawrence Community Schools and a member of the Springville Feeder Auction Board of Directors from 1983 to present serving as President and manager from 1987 until 2004, Lawrence County Cattlemens’ Association, Lowder Cemetery Board and the Indiana Board of Animal Health Advisory Board from April 2007 until present representing the Livestock marketing sector which is appointed by the Governor. He was a member of various Lawrence County 4-H Clubs and served as leader of the Sheep Club.

Surviving are his loving wife, Tawnya, of Springville; his mother, Peggy, of Springville; three daughters, Holly Carpenter and husband Kyle of Illinois, Gretchen Boshears and husband Jason of Missouri and Samantha Humphrey of Bedford; one son, Chance Humphrey and wife Becki of Bedford; one brother, Craig Allen Humphrey and wife Cindy of Colorado; one sister, Carol Lee Anthony and husband, Dave, of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Abby and Kenley Carpenter, Jarron and Isaac Boshears, Katelynn and Jenna Wagner and Cameron French; two stepdaughters, Jesse French and husband Ryan of Indianapolis and Nikki Miller and husband Andrew of Shelbyville; one stepson, Josh Wagner and wife Tanya of Bedford; one brother-in-law, Brett Wagner of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Lisa Mowery and husband Rick of Bedford; father-in-law, Bob Wagner of Bedford; mother-in-law, Vonda Wagner of Bedford; three nephews, Aaron Chastain, Brett Humphrey and Colby Mathews; and two nieces, Marcy Humphrey and Brooke Wagner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Humphrey.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden and Joe Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery.

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

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

Marjorie F. Isenberg

April 27, 1924 — Nov. 3, 2009

Marjorie Fish Isenberg, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 27, 1924, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Frobel and Esta (Easton) Norman. She married H. Gene Fish and he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1970. She later married Roy Isenberg in April 1982 and he died in 2001.

She retired as a real estate broker and was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. She was a member of the Merry Widows Group and the Quilters Group at the church and the Women’s Dept. Club.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas N. Fish and wife Kyoko of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rodney G. Fish and wife Darlene of Bedford; stepchildren, Donald and Bonnie Isenberg, Dwaine and Nancy Isenberg, Juanita Reynolds, Dale and Dora Isenberg, and Roxie LeFever; two grandchildren, Andrea Waldbieser and husband Brian of Mitchell, Matthew Fish and wife Shelly of Bedford; step-grandchildren, Emily, Hattie and Molly Isenberg, Jason Isenberg and wife Jill and Bryan Isenberg, Becky Dotson and husband Brian, and Danelle Isenberg; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Fish and husband Ernest; two brothers, Don Norman and wife Verla, and Kenny Norman and wife Annette; a sister-in-law, Audrey Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and one brother, Charles Norman.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dave Colgan and Pastor Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the LIFE Pantry.

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

Robert S. Cox

Nov. 17, 1918 — Nov. 3, 2009

Robert Simpson Cox, 90, of Avoca, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Los Angeles, Calif., he was the son of Ebert Cox and Layla (Tinture) Westerfield. He married Dorothy Waggoner and she survives.

Robert worked in a CCC Camp from 1936 to 1939. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during World War II from 1939 to 1945. He was employed as a truck driver at NWSC Crane from 1947 to 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Avoca; two sons, Dennis Ray Cox and wife Linda of Denver, Colo., and Gregory Dean Cox and wife Susan of Bedford; one halfbrother, James Cox of St. Louis, Mo.; and three halfsisters, Lorraine Cully of St. Louis, Mo., Dorothy Jean Cox of Englewood, N.J., and Kyllene Cox of Piscataway, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Drexal Cox; and two halfbrothers, Oliver Cox and Frank Westerfield.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the House of Prayer Church Cemetery with Pastor Bill Raines officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

No calling hours are scheduled.

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

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

Leo Jenkins

March 20, 1925 — Oct. 24, 2009

Leo Jenkins, 84, of Bedford, and most recently of Purvis, Miss., passed away Oct. 24 at his residence.

Born March 20, 1925, in Bedford, he worked in retail and merchandising and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Ann.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Pearl Grace; his children, James Leo and Terrill Jenkins of Lake Texoma, Texas, Julia Anna and Gill McAdory of Purvis, Miss.; his grandchildren, Melissa Saia of Baton Rouge, La., Matthew Lothian of Hattiesburg, Miss., Leslie McAdory of Pearl, Miss., Jennifer Reeves of Maple Valley, Wash., Melinda Short of Port Townsend, Wash., and Shane Villars and Trevor Villars of Lake Dallas, Texas; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Leo joined the Navy in 1942 and served four years on active duty during World War II. He married Pearl Grace Carson on July 14, 1944, while he was home on leave. They grew up together in Bedford, after they met at Thornton Park, when he was 5 years old and she was 3 years old.

Arrangements were made through the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

A memorial service will be from 4-5 p.m Saturday at First Christian Church in Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 1619 N St., Bedford, IN 47421 or call Wanda Starr 279-5767.

Joseph A. Butler

Joseph A. Butler passed away Aug. 21 in Paso Robles, Calif., where he lived for 26 years.

He was born in Lawrence County, the son of Bert and Winnie (Brock) Butler. He married June Lytton who preceded him in death.

He worked for Indiana Bell and Pacific Bell for 30 years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and also a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are two daughters, Susie Green and Gwen Meier; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces, Kitty Warren of Texas and Melodee Charlesworth, Oolitic; and two nephews, Steve Butler of Oolitic and L.C. Kern of Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and three brothers, Olan Ray, Wilber Dale and Maxwell Eugene Butler.

Memorial services were Sept. 2 at the Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home in Paso Robles, Calif.

Cremation was chosen.

Leila I. Wilson

Leila Ilene Wilson, 83, of Bedford, died Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 03, 2009

Ruth M. Ramey

Feb. 7, 1917 — Nov. 2, 2009

Ruth M. Ramey, 92, of Bedford, died at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Bicknell, she was the daughter of John C. and Henrietta (Butler) Dye. She married George T. Ramey on May 20, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Survivors include the children, Richard Ramey and wife Marilyn, Warren “Tom” Ramey and wife Rita, and Ladonna Sue Elkins, all of Bedford, and David Ramey and wife JoAnn of Mooresville; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughters, Patricia Godsey and Gloria Bailey; granddaughter, Carla Godsey; her parents; her husband; three brothers, Ward, David and John Dye; and a sister, Martha Fields.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ruth at www.daycarter.com.

Virginia L. Jones

Oct. 14, 1942 — Nov. 1, 2009

Virginia Lee Jones, 67, of Orleans, died Sunday evening at her home.

Lee was born Oct. 14, 1942, in Orleans to Bertram and Hazel Ann (Winkler) Brim. She married Nov. 4, 1960 to Ronald E. Jones and he survives.

She was a florist and worked 25 years at the former Hirscher Flower Shop in Bedford.

She graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1960. She was a member of the Liberty Christian Church and a member of the Red Hats Club.

Lee is survived by her husband; her son, Thomas Dean Jones of Orleans; her daughter, Lisa Patton of Mitchell; one brother, Lennie Ross Brim of Indianapolis; three sisters, Barbara Brown and Elaine Walt, both of Mitchell, and Margaret Free of New Albany; and four grandchildren, Andrew Jones, Joel Smith, Samantha Smith and Cody Patton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Sue Best and Betty Jo Ann Brim.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, with Bro. Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will be in the Paoli Community Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochs-tetrick.net.

Brian Humphrey

Brian Humphrey, 52, of 2812 Popcorn Road, Springville, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Marjorie F. Isenberg

Marjorie F. Isenberg, 85, of Bedford, died Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nov. 02, 2009

Kimberly Kern

Nov. 21, 1958 — Oct. 30, 2009

Kimberly Kern, 50, of Mitchell, formerly of 205 Redman Lane, Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. on Friday in Mitchell.

Born Nov. 21, 1958, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Max and Sue (Walls) Hearth. She married Terry Kern.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her mother, Sue Hearth of Bedford; four daughters, Jessica and Tobbie Kern, and Terri Braun, all of Bedford, and Jennifer Class of Florida; a son, Michael Kern of Bedford; five grandchildren, Marea Enochs, MaryAnna and Elizabeth Barnett, Joseph Braun and Brooklyn Kern; and a sister, Paula Holmes of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her father, Max Hearth; a son, Aaron Kern; a brother, David Hearth; and a sister, Debra Starr.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Wade Judy officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Raymond L. Chastain

Oct. 26, 1919 — Oct. 31, 2009

Raymond L. “Windy” Chastain, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at Westside Garden Plaza in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 26, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Glen and Geneva (Cox) Chastain. He married Agatha Jolley March 17, 1943, and she preceded him in death May 11, 1996.

He had been employed at Carpenter Body Works, Mitchell Motor Sales, NWSC Crane, Harrison Fitch Chevrolet, Western-Southern Insurance, and was retired from Mitchell Supply.

He was a 1940 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of the First Christian Church.

Raymond was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a 60-plus year member of American Legion Post No. 250 and a longtime member of the Honor Guard; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Chastain and wife Tamra of Indianapolis; a daughter, Jill Davis and husband Mike of Brownsburg; his best friend, Mary Ely of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Garland (Chastain) Spry Lyon of Elkhart

His parents; wife; brother, Lovell Chastain; and sister, Gretna (Chastain) Lyons Hill Karnes, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. 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. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Trajen Chastain, Travis Chastain, Trent Chastain, Tamara Carroll, Tyson Chastain and Michael Smith.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

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

James F. Compton

July 17, 1946 — Oct. 31, 2009

James F. Compton, 63, of Orleans, died Saturday at his residence after a year-long battle with cancer.

Jim was born July 17, 1946, in Orleans to Willis Gene and Deema (Tolbert) Compton. He married Sandi Tolbert Aug. 7, 1982, and she survives.

He graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1964. He attended Indiana State University and Northwood Institute.

Jim was a member of the Bethel Community Church and had served as Sunday school superintendent of the Orleans United Methodist Church where he was a member for many years. Jim and Sandi have been a very active part of Jim’s brother Barry’s annual MD Carnival from the beginning.

He served on the Orleans Community School Board of Directors for four years. Jim was a member of the former Orleans Jaycees Club, a member of the Orleans Fire Department, Dogwood Festival chairman in 1980 and 1982, director of the Orleans Ministerial Association Lenten Breakfast, a member of the Little League Program and the Softball Association in Orleans.

Jim worked at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home for many years and at Crawford-Morris Lumber Company in Mitchell before going to work at Paoli Inc. Jim enjoyed working most recently at the French Lick Golf Course and the Valley Links Golf Course most recently.

He is preceded in death by his father, three uncles, James, Woodrow, Ernest and one aunt, Mary Helen Compton.

He is survived by his wife, Sandi Tolbert Compton; one son, Blake Compton; his mother Deema Compton; and brother Barry Compton, all of Orleans; a brother Bill and wife Judy Compton of Pittsboro; five nephews; two nieces; one great-nephew; and one great-niece.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Community Church on Vincennes Road west of Orleans with Bro. David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church .

The family requests contributions be made to the Bethel Community Church.

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

Nov. 01, 2009

Lucille M. Johnson

OCT. 15, 1926 — OCT. 8, 2009

Lucille M. Johnson, age 82, of Glendale, a retired Secretary, died on October 8, 2009. She was born in Bedford, IN. Survivors

include her husband George, daughters Rev. Janet Pace and Marsha Fish, Grandchildren Marty Webb (Stacey), Julia Solmes,

Jason Fish (Christine), Brianne Fish and Great-Grandchildren Jacob and Sophia Webb. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday,

November 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Glencroft Community Church, 8611 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may

be sent to Glencroft Friendship Foundation, 8611 N. 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302.

Kimberly Kern

NOV. 21, 1958 — OCT. 30, 2009

Kimberly Kern, 50, of Mitchell, died Friday.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her mother, Sue Hearth of Bedford; four daughters, Jessica Kern, Tobbie Kern and Terri Braun, all of Bedford, and Jennifer Class of Florida; one son, Michael Kern of Bedford; and one sister, Paula Holmes of Bedford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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