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2010-12 (December)

Dec. 31, 2010

Janet Lynn Wolfe-Pfaff

Aug. 14, 1950 — Dec. 29, 2010

Janet Lynn Wolfe-Pfaff, 60, died Wednesday at her home in Indianapolis.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. A graveside service will be conducted at Mitchell Cemetery after the visitation.

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

Cletus Huff

Cletus Huff, 61, formerly of Lawrence County, died on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Madison.

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

Dec. 30, 2010

Edward Dale Fish

Dec. 5, 1928 — Dec. 29, 2010

Edward Dale “Bud” Fish, 82, Bedford, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at 12:34 p.m. at Mitchell Manor.

Born Dec. 5, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Ezra and Doris (Clark) Fish. He married Betty Arthur on Nov. 5, 1948, at Bedford and she preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2009. He was a retired security guard at General Motors. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford and a member of several camping clubs. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include one son, Mark D. (Starr L.) Fish of Bedford; one daughter, Kimberly (Damon) Hall of Bedford; three grandchildren, Ben Hall of Bedford, Alafair Hall of San Francisco, Calif, and April Straughn of Kentucky; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his foster parents, Ralph and Blanche Hayes of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and a sister, Helen Ritchison.

Funeral service will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Kirts officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Richard Duncan

June 24, 1927 – Dec. 29, 2010

Richard (Dick) Duncan, 83, of 4682 Tunnelton Road, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at his residence.

Born June 24, 1927, he was the son of William C. and Vay (Ikerd) Duncan. He married Dottie Tiemeyer on Sept. 15, 1956, at the First Presbyterian Church in Brownstown, and she survives. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1945. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and earned his master’s degree in sociology from the University of Louisville in 1969. After graduating from Purdue University, he worked for Sunbeam Corp. in Chicago, International Milk Producers in Rice Lake, WI and then joined the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in 1953. After working in 20 Indiana counties for the Cooperative Extension Service, he retired as administrator of the Fort Wayne Area in 1983. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church; Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion; a 50-year member of the Washington Lodge No. 13 F & AM of Brownstown; Epsilon Sigma Phi and the National County Extension Workers Fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Dottie, of Bedford; two sons, Ronn Michael Duncan of Bloomington and Drew Richard Duncan and wife, Lisa, of Louisville, KY; one granddaughter, Katherine Vay Duncan; one grandson, Jacob Christopher Duncan of Louisville, KY; one sister, Sally Hall of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Duncan of Rivervale/Lawrenceport area; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, William G. Duncan and one brother-in-law, James Hall.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon on Monday, Jan. 3 at the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leatherwood Christian Church or Southern Care Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dick at www.daycarter.com.

Ruth Esther Mitchell

Oct. 24, 1925 — Dec. 28, 2010

Ruth Esther Mitchell, 85, Shoals, died at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was the last of her family.

She was born Oct. 24, 1925 to Leander Puckett and Pearl (Dorman) Puckett. She married Robert D. Mitchell on Sept. 21, 1944 in Indianapolis and he preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1991.

Ruth was a homemaker and had formerly worked at Walls and Walls Insurance Agency and at Crane N.A.D. She was a member of Dover Hill Christian Union Church and was a graduate of the Bedford High School Class of 1943. She was a former member of the Jug Rox Grandmothers Club, Shoals Senior Citizens and the Moving On Club of Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth K. Gibelyou of Springville and Phyllis M. Witt of Shoals; one son, David Mitchell of Shoals; five grandchildren, Douglas Bridges, Robert Witt, Timothy Witt, Tammy Reas and Vickie Mitchell; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, one son, Philip Mitchell, and three brothers, Wayne, Wilbur and Paul.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Mount Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home.

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

Dec. 28, 2010

Lawrence Claycomb

Feb. 21, 1951 — Dec. 22, 2010

Lawrence D. Claycomb, 59, of 961 Murry Holt, Bedford, passed away at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22 due to injuries from an auto accident on U.S. 50 in Martin County.

Lawrence was born in Redkey, IN on Feb. 21, 1951, a son of the late Velma (Reece) and Kenneth Claycomb.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bedford.

He worked as a farmer and also was a warehouser for the Crane Naval Base. He graduated from Lincoln Tech and was a 1969 graduate of Redkey High School.

He was the husband of Diane Claycomb, who he married Aug. 7, 2004.

Lawrence is survived by two daughters, Charity D., wife of Jeff St. John, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Wendy M., wife of Jeff Roden, of Van Buren, AK; two sons, Matthew D., husband of Tonya Claycomb, of Pennville, IN and Damion M. Claycomb, of Salisbury, NC; a stepdaughter, Trina, wife of Russell Nickerson, of Springville,; four stepsons James Johnson, of Anderson, IN; Josh, husband of Alicia Johnson, of Bedford; Brian Johnson, of Bedford, and Tony Johnson of Bedford.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.

Lawrence is also survived by two brothers, Lloyd, husband of Sharon Claycomb, of Muncie, IN, and Richard, husband of Terri Claycomb, of Hartford City, IN.

Visitation was Monday at MJS Mortuaries Redkey Chapel. Funeral service was 4 p.m. Monday at MJS Mortuaries Redkey Chapel, Redkey.

Graveside service followed in Claycomb Cemetery, Redkey.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Springville at 6 p.m. today. Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries Redkey Chapel and Brocksmith Funeral Home in Loogootee.

Bradley E. Duncan

Jan. 12, 1946 — Dec. 23, 2010

Bradley Eugene Duncan, 64, Mitchell, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Jan. 12, 1946, in Mitchell, he was the son of Bradley G. and Georgia M. (Shirley) Duncan.

He had been employed in construction and was affiliated with the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving: a son, Chris Prewitt, Mitchell; his father, Bradley Duncan, Mitchell; three sisters, Rita G. Gilstrap of Florida, Sheila G. Gilstrap of Mitchell, and Jennifer Duncan of Linton; three brothers, Leroy C. Duncan of Mitchell, Clifford W. Duncan of Mitchell and Mark Duncan of Mitchell; and close friend and caregiver, Everett Ferrel of Mitchell.

His mother and brother, Monte Duncan, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30. at Mitchell Cemetery with Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

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

Dec. 27, 2010

Susie Ann Willis

Sept. 10, 1941 – Dec.25, 2010

Susie Ann Willis, 69, of Norman, IN went home to be with God on Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove, IN.

Born September 10, 1941, she was the daughter of Anderson and Callie Bell of Sneedville, TN. She married Fred Willis, and he survives. She was a proud mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of thirty-four years, Fred Willis; a son, Alan Mills and wife, Sandy of Bedford; two daughters, Tina Mynatt and husband, Sam of Bedford and April Willis of Medora; four step-children, grandchildren, Rebecca Wollenburg, Justin and Jaylee Mills, Anna Hearth, Brevin, Calib and Acasia Willis; great grandchildren, Olivia and Emma Wollenburg and Ava Mills; sixteen step-grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Bell; three sisters, Mattie Mills, Elizabeth Allman and Barbara Terrell. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, George Bell; three sisters, Marvin Bell, Mabel Turpin and Lois Dalton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 28th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Susie at www.daycarter.com.

Robert ‘Bob’ Duncan

Aug. 7, 1943 — Dec. 25, 2010

Robert “Bob” Duncan, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 25 at 1:20 a.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1943 in Bedford to Arthur C. and Lena (Garland) Duncan. He married Eva J. Voorhies on Sept. 2, 1965, and she survives.

He was a truck driver and was retired from AMSTAN Logistics. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his wife, Eva J. Duncan of Bedford; his mother, Lena Duncan of Bedford; one daughter, Bobbie (Ricky) Graham of Colorado; one son, Tim Duncan (and companion Mel Johnson) of Mitchell; three step-children, David (Jamie) Burton , Deborah (Joe) Blake, and Dianna Roll, all of Bedford; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and two special friends, Tim Sebree and Diana Cain.

Graveside services will be held at a later date, with burial to follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Logan Wayne Carver

Sept. 14, 1991 — Dec. 24, 2010

Logan Wayne Carver, 19, of Orleans, died Friday, December 24, at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County, Paoli, Indiana.

Logan was born September 14, 1991 in Bedford, Indiana, to his parents, Andrew Wayne and Teresa Marie Underwood Carver.

He graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 2010. He was employed with the pipeline division of Reynolds, Inc. and was a member of the Laborers Union #741.

He is survived by his father, Andrew W (Cindy) Carver of Orleans and his mother, Teresa Underwood Oldham of Orleans. He is also survived by his sisters, Tia Carver of Orleans, and Trista Carver of Mitchell, a stepbrother, Kalyn Gibson of Orleans, and stepsisters, Schanell Gibson of Evansville, Indiana and April Hanlotxomphou of Tennessee. His maternal grandparents, James and Jo Underwood of Orleans survive and his great-grandmother, Ellisteen Underwood of Orleans.

He was preceded by his paternal grandparents, Shannon Carver and Dorothy “Granny” Garrett, and two brothers, Anthony and Andrew.

The funeral will be Wednesday, December 29, 10:00 A.M. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tadpol Underwood, Jordon Eickelberger, William Houston, Jesse Skeen, Jon Sanders, Joey Lawyer, Kalyn Gibson and Brady Albertson. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Bradley E. Duncan

Bradley E. Duncan, 64, Mitchell, died Dec. 23 at White River Lodge. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 26, 2010

John Young

Nov. 3, 1937 — Dec. 23, 2010

John Young, 73, of Oolitic, died at 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at his residence.

Born November 3, 1937, in Broadwell, OH, he was the son of John Herbert and Kathryn (Keirns) Young.

He married Sonia Staley on August 29, 1959, and she survives.

He retired from NWSC Crane and was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Sonia, of Oolitic; his children, John L. Young and wife, Connie, of Poulan, GA, Robin Kinsman and husband, Mark, of Lexington, IN, Kathy Helm and husband, Mike, of Lafayette, IN, Sherry Jones and husband, Brian, of Bedford; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim Young; a son, George Young; and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, December 27, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Dec. 24, 2010

Ruth E. Brown

Jan. 26, 1924 — Dec. 22, 2010

Ruth E. Brown, 86, Campbellsburg, passed away at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born January 26, 1924, in Prowsville, she was the daughter of Harry and Eva (Diehl) Wesner. She married Lester Bud Brown January 29, 1949, and he preceded her in death May 10, 1991.

Ruth graduated from Salem High School in 1942 and Indiana University in 1948. She was a retired teacher and had taught at Tunnelton, Deputy, Campbellsburg and West Washington schools. She was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Salem Alumni Association.

Surviving are sons: Terry L. Brown and wife Judy, Evans, Georgia, and Steve Brown, Campbellsburg; grandchildren: Jacqueline O’Brien and Judson Brown; and a great-grandson, Cullen O’Brien.

Her parents; husband; and a brother, Robert Wesner; preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Don Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts: Mount Carmel Christian Church.

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

Lawrence J. Wever

May 11, 1942 — Dec. 23, 2010

Lawrence Joseph (Joe) Wever, a native of Medora, Indiana, and a resident of Bedford, died Thursday, December 23, at 10:15 a.m. at his home following a brief bout with cancer.

He was born May 11, 1942, in Medora.

A retired industrial chemist, Joe was educated at Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis, where he graduated with a BS in chemistry. He attended high school in his hometown of Medora, where he began his livelong love of basketball as a point guard with the Medora Hornets. He was a member of the Medora United Methodist Church and a member of the Medora Masonic Lodge No. 328. He was known for his expertise in fishing of all kinds and as a teller of tall tales. He entranced many youngsters with his stories of keeping three reindeer each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas and training them for Santa.

Joe’s renown in the field of plating on plastics, in which he was known as “Billy-Bob,” took him to numerous locations in this country as well as to England, Germany, Australia, Argentina and Brazil.

In 2004 he retired and has since lived on his farm, tending his famous garden, canning the best tomato juice in the county and completing various woodworking projects, while remodeling the farmhouse built by his grandfather. He also has continued to consult in his field of expertise.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Diane Gill Wever; his mother, Phyllis Eglen Wever; his children, Joseph Aaron Wever, Jennifer Jo Wever Cepeda and Christopher Alan Wever; his grandchildren, Paul Joseph and Coleman Oliver Wever, Aaron Joseph Cepeda and Sarah, Helen, Paul and Lily Katherine Wever; siblings and spouses, Patricia Wever Osborn and Larry, Gene Ellis Wever and Beth, and Beth Ann Wever Woods and Mike; nieces and nephews, Barry Lee Baker, Donnie Reese Baker, Mark Allen Baker, Melanie Ann Osborn Barnett, Benjamin Wever, Kimberly Johnson, Sarah Wever, Hannah Wever, Amy Mahoney and William Woods. He also is survived by his stepchildren, Dedric and Judy Gill, Sarah, Hannah, Dedric IV and Mary Katherine; David Gill; and Don Gill and Amy Fleniken Gill, Elizabeth and Don Michael. He also is survived by two former wives, Genevieve James Wever, mother of infant son Joseph Lawrence, Joseph Aaron and Jennifer Jo Wever; and Janet Zollman Wever Bedwell, mother of Christopher Alan Wever.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Lawrence Wever; his father, Lawrence Alfred Wever; grandparents, Joseph Lewis and Ethel Bell Hendershot Eglen and Ernie and Annie Crawford Wever.

Arrangements include a viewing at Medora United Methodist Church Sunday, December 26, 3-8 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m., and visitation from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral time at the church on Monday. The Rev. Derick Fields will officiate.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Arrangements were made by the Hague Funeral Home in Medora.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Lawrence Joseph Wever Scholarship Fund administered by the Medora Masonic Lodge No. 328, in care of Larry Osborn, P.O. Box 250, Medora, IN 47260.

Dec. 22, 2010

Evelyn Megnin

Nov. 12, 1925 – Dec. 21, 2010

Evelyn Megnin, 85, of 608 Runyon Road, Greenwood, and formerly of Bedford, died at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday at Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus.

Born November 12, 1925 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Frank and Sarah Adelaide (Eads) Sanders. She married George H. Megnin on April 19, 1947 and he preceded her in death on September 25, 1988. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Buchanan and later was a physical therapy assistant at Bedford Regional Medical Center for twenty-two years.

Survivors include four sons, Jerry Megnin and wife, Sheryl of Bloomington, David Megnin and wife, June of Columbus, Ned Megnin and wife, Shirley of Bloomington and Bruce Megnin and wife, Lola of Bedford; one daughter, Ann Deweese and husband, John of Greenwood; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George, a brother, Frank O Sanders and a sister, Doris Sanders.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Spence Tuttle officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Evelyn at www.daycarter.com.

Betty G. Sparks

Oct. 4, 1924 — Dec. 20, 2010

Betty Gene Reid Sparks, 86, of Brownstown, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at her residence. She had been seriously ill for one month.

She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Ralph Orla and Lora (Sanders) Reid, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Dale K. Sparks on July 21, 1946, in Fishers, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2008.

She moved to Jackson County in 1957.

She was a teacher at Clearspring, retiring in 1978 from Brownstown Elementary School.

She graduated from Butler University with a degree in Zoology and got a master’s degree in education at Indiana University. She was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church. She was a member of Tri-Delta and Tri-Kappa. She was active in many groups within her church, especially the Young At Heart group. She was active in Brownstown Library Reading Club.

Mrs. Sparks loved spending time with her family; she and her husband enjoyed traveling and have been to many places around the world; for the last 25 years they would spend winters in Arizona where Mrs. Sparks was an avid shuffle board player and champion and won numerous awards. She was an avid card sender and letter writer to family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Sue Ann (David) Schepman of Paris Crossing, Michael (Sarah) Sparks of Brownstown, John (Connie) Sparks of Brownstown and Patti Jo Sparks of Milton, Fla.; a brother, Ralph Orla Reid II of Dover, Ark.; grandchildren, Scott (Maggie) Schepman, Bradley (Samatha) Schepman, Clay (Cara) Schepman, Erin (Adam) Raben, Reid M. (Allison) Sparks, Kelly (Chad) Robertson, J. Adam (Amy) Sparks and Casey Bridgewater; stepgrandchildren, Amy (Tim) Robinson, Matt Zike and Seth (Bristy) Zike; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Emma, Logan, Olivia and Aidda Schepman, Emma Kate Sparks, and Chandler and Blaine Bridgewater; and step-great-grandchildren, Reed and Rilee Robinson, Lane and Lexi Zike, and Keegan Fish.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one, son and daughter-in-law, David and Doris Benter Sparks; and two grandchildren, Kari and Jill Sparks.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia with the Rev. Damon Soper officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Mitchell.

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

Memorials: Brownstown United Methodist Church, Schneck Medical Center Hospice, Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center.

Dec. 21, 2010

Evelyn A. Megnin

Evelyn A. Megnin, 84, of Greenwood, formerly of Bedford, died at 2:50 a.m. today at Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 20, 2010

Gerald G. Walls

Jan. 6, 1940 — Dec. 18, 2010

Gerald Gene Walls, 70, of Bedford, died at 10:34 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 6, 1940, in Lawrence County, the son of Daisy Walls. He married Herley Robertson on Aug. 14, 1965, and she survives.

He had previously worked at Indiana Steel.

He attended Guidepoint Pentecostal Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Herley of Bedford; are one daughter, Tammy J. Walls of Columbus; three sons, Gerald Don (Regina) Walls and Timothy Wayne (Janeane) Walls, all of Bedford, and Eugene Robertson of Spencer; one stepdaughter, Suzette (Danny) Robertson Philpott of Switz City; eight grandchildren, Matthew Scott Robertson, Daniel Ray Philpott, April Suzette Philpott, Autumn Danyell Philpott, Zachary George, Jared Walls, Herley Marie Walls and Roger Eugene Mitchell Jr.; brother-in-law, Harley Robertson of Bedford; and a sister-in-law, Sherry Robertson of Gaston.

He was preceded in death by his mother; one daughter, Alpha Jean Robertson; an infant son, Gerald G. Walls; two infant granddaughters, Heidi and Hope Walls; one grandson, Aden Taylor; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Robertson.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

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

Ralph E. Erwin

June 9, 1923 — Dec. 18, 2010

Ralph E. Erwin, 87, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 9, 1923, in Mitchell, he was the son of Frederick Ralph and Levina (Sanders) Erwin. He married JoAnn Vest on Aug. 3, 1947.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company and had also been employed at Roberts Brass. He was a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of the First Baptist Church and Hoosier Hills Amateur Radio Club.

Ralph was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the 749th Tank Battalion, and the recipient of five Bronze Stars. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Erwin of Mitchell; son, Eric R. Erwin and wife Lynn of New Albany; daughter, Jeanie Woods and husband J.D. of Warsaw; grandchildren, Patrick Woods and Mindy Woods of Warsaw, Robert Erwin of Indianapolis, Erin Erwin of Owensboro, Ky., and Kyle Erwin of New Albany.

His parents; and brother, Paul Erwin, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

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

Dec. 19, 2010

Chester ‘Chet’ Young

June 25, 1921 — Nov. 28, 2010

Chester Young died on November 28, 2010, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL.

He was born on June 25, 1921, in Noble, OK, the sixth of seven children of Ira H. and Sallie E (Hooper) Young. He grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and on January 16, 1940, enlisted at Oklahoma City, OK, to serve four years in the Marine Corps for $21 a month. After boot camp in San Diego, CA, he was assigned to company H-2-8 in San Diego and was there when WWII began.

He sailed for American Samoa on January 8, 1942, and was discharged as a Corporal on Oct. 15, 1942, and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Reserves. He was transferred to company F-2-8 and was Platoon Leader of the Weapons Platoon when they landed on Guadalcanal Nov. 4, 1942. Went to New Zealand in Feb. 1942 and in Oct. 1943, he contracted malaria and was sent back to the U.S. Navy Hospital in Oakland, CA, for treatment.

In Feb. 1944, he was sent to the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in Crane, IN. In 1945, he was transferred to the Headquarters and Service Battalion, FMF, PAC in Honolulu, HI, and on Oct. 5, 1946, he was released to inactive duty at Great Lakes Navy Training Center as a Captain, USMCR.

Upon leaving the military, he was employed as an architectural draftsman, working for Fagan Stone Co. in Bloomington and Matthew Bros. Stone Co. in Ellettsville. When he retired, he was working for Harding and Cogswell Limestone in Bedford, IN.

He became a winter resident of Sebastian, FL, in 1978 and moved there full time 3 years ago.

While living in Bloomington, he was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion Post 18 and served a term as president of the Legion 40/8. Upon moving to Florida, he became a member of the American Legion Post 189 in Sebastian, FL.

He was married to Margaret Jean Selzer, of Bloomington IN, and has three children, Chester David Young, in Sebastian, FL, Margaret Lynne Madawick (husband Tucker), in Bloomington, IN, and James Bradley Young (wife Karen), in Stuart, FL, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Wabasso, FL, and First Baptist Church of Mitchell, Indiana. A memorial service was on December 5, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Wabasso, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made, in his memory, to the American Lung Association, which was his favorite charity.

Dec. 18, 2010

Carl Feltner

Dec. 29, 1930 — Dec. 15, 2010

Carl Feltner Jr., 79, of Bedford, died on Wednesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 29, 1930, the son of Isaac Carl and Juanita (Allen) Felton Sr. Following graduation from high school, he became a sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Carl was an accomplished and talented stone carver, working in the limestone industry throughout the country. Naturally, he worked with various stone mills in the area. Most importantly though, Carl loved and enjoyed providing for his family. He delighted in pulling the grandchildren around the yard in the wagon he made for them, to garden and be outdoors, perhaps fishing or mushroom hunting. He, along with his wife Dorothy enjoyed the many flea markets and auctions they would go to looking for that special “treasure.”

Survivors include four children, Rita (husband Steve) Norris of Pawnee, Ill., Bruce E. (wife Jeannie) Felton of Austin, Texas, Julie (husband Ed) Smith of Liberty Hill, Texas and Jill Hunt of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Carol Todd of Bedford. He is also survived by his beloved dogs, Holly and Maggie, his faithful companions following the death of his wife.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy Gale (Nikirk) Feltner; and one son, Scott Feltner.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

Angela M. Humphrey

Aug. 12, 1965 — Dec. 13, 2010

Angela Marie Humphrey of Mitchell went to be with the Lord around 5:30 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent’s Hospice in Indianapolis. Angela suffered a massive brain hemorrhage on October 17, and fought bravely to recover, but the Lord wanted her with Him.

Angela was born Aug. 12, 1965, in Chattanooga, Tenn. She graduated from Hixson High School in 1983.

After spending a couple of years in Anchorage, Alaska, she moved to Southern California, working for Symbolics Computers and The Rottman Group. About four years ago she moved to Mitchell from Santa Barbara, Calif., to be near her mother.

Angela was a great animal lover and had many interests, including cooking, computers, gardening, politics, travel, and humanitarian causes. She had spent a lot of time in Scotland over the last 10 years, and always felt at home in Edinburgh.

Angela is survived by her father, Lowell Krise of Eugene, Ore.; her mother and stepfather, Stan and Jean Mundy of Orleans; and her brother, Al Krise of Anchorage, Alaska; an uncle, Dr. Ron Dobson of Seattle, Wash.; and an aunt, Grace Cottrell of Anchorage, Alaska.

A memorial service for Angela will be announced at a later date.

Clifford L. Crane

Nov. 13, 1964 — Dec. 17, 2010

Clifford Leon Crane, 46, of East Oolitic, went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer on Friday.

Born Nov. 13, 1964, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James L. Crane and Rosalee (Wilson) Wright.

He Graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business. He graduated from the University of Akron Law School with a degree of Juris Doctrine. He was employed by various businesses in Bedford and Bloomington.

He was a member of the Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Rosalee and Terry Wright Sr.; a sister, Jamey Allen and husband Ernest; a brother, Richard Crane and wife Deanna; several aunts and uncles; nieces, Chiffon, Carissa, Camesha, Jordan, Alivia and Braylee; and nephews, Jeremy, Riley and Elijah.

He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Crane; paternal grandparents, Charles H. Crane and Clifford and Pearl (Brock) Boofer; and maternal grandparents, Alex and Maggie (Morrow) Wilson.

A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

James D. Sutton

Jan. 19, 1939 — Dec. 16, 2010

James Douglas “J.D.” Sutton, 71, of Scottsburg, died Thursday at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1939, in Loogootee, the son of the late James Edward and Alberta Mae (Arvin) Sutton.

He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice before joining the Indiana State Police and retiring as a

Sgt. Detective from the State Police Post in Sellersburg after 32 years of service.

J.D. attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Albany, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Amick-Baker-Kellems FOP Lodge No. 156 in Scottsburg.

Survivors include his wife, Kaye (Caudill) Sutton; three daughters, Lisa Sutton of Largo, Fla., and Sherri McGannon and Tracy McAtee, both of Jeffersonville; a son, Jeremy (Heather) Kircher of New Albany; a brother, Byron Sutton of Windermere, Fla.; a sister, Kay Collins of Bedford; and eight grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Monday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Monday.

Memorial Contributions: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, c/o Collins Funeral

Home, 465 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, IN, 47170.

Dec. 17, 2010

Mary F. Sproles

July 7, 1929 — Dec. 15, 2010

Mary Frances Sproles, 81, of Stilesville, formerly of Oolitic, died on Wednesday at her residence.

Born July 7, 1929, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Sam and Bertha (Harvey) Rains. She married Sam Sproles on Jan. 13, 1947, and he died April 22, 1995.

She was a homemaker and attended Hazelwood Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Wagers and husband Ron of London, Ky., Debra Sproles of Stilesville, and Rita Reitzel and husband Garret of Stilesville; two grandchildren, Pam Wagers Carroll and husband Eric and Todd Wagers and wife Julie; one great-granddaughter, Allyson Carroll; and one brother, Frank Rains of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Josephine Johnson and Virginia Wray; and four brothers, Dewey, William Arvin, James Clayton and Boyce Rains.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Ranson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday.

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

Hazel ‘Gene’ Cropp

Aug. 31, 1915 — Dec. 14, 2010

Hazel “Gene” Cropp, 95, Bedford, formerly of Shoals, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Martin County, the daughter of Grover and Grace (Hickman) Hawkins. She married Darrell W. Cropp on June 27, 1936, in Mitchell, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1987.

She was a homemaker and a 1933 graduate of Shoals High School.

She attended the Shoals United Methodist Church, was a member of Eastern Star, the Women’s Study Club, the Homemakers Club, the Garden Club, the DAR, United Methodist Women, and Tri-Kappa.

Survivors include two daughters Judith (Donald R.) Johnson of Bedford and Ardis (Stanley) Asbell of Henderson, Nev.; six grandchildren, Greg (Marcy) Johnson of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Susan) Johnson of Bedford, Brent (Dezarae) Johnson of Vincennes, Dean Asbell of Albuquerque, N.M., Randy (Denise) Asbell, Las Vegas, Nev., and Andrea (Gary) King of Henderson, Nev.; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde (Helen) Hawkins of Shoals; one sister-in-law, Lydia Hawkins of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, Charles, John, Hubert and Bob Hawkins; and three sisters, Mildred Beaver, Wanda Stiles and Lucille Jarboe.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with Pastor Delbert Stoll officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shoals United Methodist Church in memory of Hazel “Gene” Cropp.

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

Bryan S. Wright

Feb. 1, 1981 — Dec. 14,2010

Bryan Scott Wright, 29, Paoli, formerly of Mitchell, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Clark Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Clifford Crane

Clifford Crane, 46, of Bedford died today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 16, 2010

Ralph Richardson

Feb. 24, 1933 — Dec. 15, 2010

Ralph Richardson, 77, of Orleans, died Wednesday morning at his home.

Ralph was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Bloomfield, Ky. to his parents, William Arthur and Viola Byrd Richardson. He married Joan Lawyer on Aug. 11, 1951, and she survives.

He was a United States Army veteran. He owned the Scottsburg Feed and Grain for many years and later drove a transport truck for Sprint Oil Company in Orleans. He was a member of the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Along with his wife, Joan; he is survived by a son, Rick (Libby) Richardson of Scottsburg; and a daughter, Cindy Jenkins of Orleans; a brother, Donald (Sharon) Richardson of Orleans; two sisters, Ilah Kern and Jean Medley, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, Eric (Kristen) Richardson, Jody (Chad) Lewis, Brian (Rebecca) McIntosh, and Brandon (Lori) McIntosh; and great-grandchildren include, Brianne McIntosh, Caden and Ellie Richardson, Jamison, Braxton and Quinton Lewis, Adalynn and Jaxon McIntosh.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earl and Cletus Richardson, two brothers-in-law, Luke Medley and Glen Kern; and a son-in-law, Donald Jenkins.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Willliams and the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Horeb Building Fund or the Orange County Community Foundation Good Samaritan Fund.

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

Sharon Kay Warren

June 21, 1939 — Dec. 14, 2010

Sharon Kay Chastain Warren, 71, Bedford, passed away at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Born June 21, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Albert N. and Wilma (Dietz) Chastain. She was previously married to Jacob D. “Doc” Warren and he passed away Aug. 11, 2010.

She had been employed as a waitress and attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her children, Darrell Lee Warren of Noblesville, Teresa K. Buechler and husband Richard of Orleans and James Scott Warren and wife Theresa of Elwood; sister, Carmelita Varvel and husband Donnie of Bedford; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; sisters, Mary Lois Whalin and Shirley Atchison; and brothers, Jerry Chastain, and infant Norman Chastain, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

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

Freida M. Anderson

Aug. 14, 1955 — Dec. 14, 2010

Freida Mae Anderson, 55, Pekin, formerly of Mitchell, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday at Clark Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pekin First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery near Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, and 8-10 a.m. on Friday at the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, and from noon until the service at the church.

Mary Sproles

Mary Sproles, 81, of Stilesville, died Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bryan S. Wright

Bryan Scott Wright, 29, Paoli, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 15, 2010

Hazel ‘Gene’ Cropp

Aug. 31, 1915 — Dec. 14, 2010

Hazel “Gene” Cropp, 95, Bedford, formerly of Shoals, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Martin County, the daughter of Grover and Grace (Hickman) Hawkins. She married Darrell W. Cropp on June 27, 1936, in Mitchell, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1987.

She was a homemaker and a 1933 graduate of Shoals High School.

She attended the Shoals United Methodist Church, was a member of Eastern Star, the Women’s Study Club, the Homemakers Club, the Garden Club, the DAR, United Methodist Women, and Tri-Kappa.

Survivors include two daughters Judith (Donald R.) Johnson of Bedford and Ardis (Stanley) Asbell of Henderson, Nev.; six grandchildren, Greg (Marcy) Johnson of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Susan) Johnson of Bedford, Brent (Dezarae) Johnson of Vincennes, Dean Asbell of Albuquerque, N.M., Randy (Denise) Asbell, Las Vegas, Nev., and Andrea (Gary) King of Henderson, Nev.; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde (Helen) Hawkins of Shoals; one sister-in-law, Lydia Hawkins of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, Charles, John, Hubert and Bob Hawkins; and three sisters, Mildred Beaver, Wanda Stiles and Lucille Jarboe.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with Pastor Delbert Stoll officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shoals United Methodist Church in memory of Hazel “Gene” Cropp.

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

Leo H. Stoll

Leo H. Stoll, 99, passed away December 3, 2010 in Mobile, Alabama after a short illness. Mr. Stoll was proceeded in death by his wife of 61 years, Effie R. Stoll, two brothers, and three sisters. Mr. Stoll is survived by two brothers in the Chicago area, his son, Jeffrey R. Stoll and wife Pat, granddaughter Lauren E. Stoll, grandson J. Daniel Stoll and wife Nickelle, two great grandchildren, William and Spencer, all of the Mobile area.

Mr. Stoll served as Production Manager for Bedford’s Philco factory during the 1950’s. He was active with the Bedford Kiwanis Club, Christian Business Men’s Association, and the Bedford Free Methodist Church. Mr. Stoll returned to the area in the 1960’s as the Plant Manager of Bloomington’s Franklin Manufacturing factory, and later worked with Roberts Brass in Mitchell.

A Memorial Service for Leo H. Stoll will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, December 16 at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church in Mobile. Burial was at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh, Michigan. In recognition of Mr. Stoll’s love of Christian music, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Choir Fund of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 10 Westminster Way, Mobile, AL 36608.

Sharon Warren

Sharon Warren, Bedford, died at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 14, 2010

Norman ‘Duke’ Miller

Oct. 9, 1933 — Dec. 12, 2010

Norman “Duke” Miller, 77, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 9:42 p.m. on Sunday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 9, 1933, in Huron, he was the son of Barney and Roxie (King) Miller. He married Diana Marlene Sproles on Feb. 1, 1958, and she survives.

He had worked at Carpenter Body Works and retired as a die cast operator for General Motors. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, U.A.W., and a veteran of U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Marlene of Bedford; two sons, Mark Miller and wife Brenda of Springville and Mick Miller and wife Katrina of Bedford; a daughter, Lisa Nelson and husband Dennis of Maryville, Tenn.; three grandsons, Barry and Bo Miller and Jay Tyler Nelson; two granddaughters, Jacinda Phillips and husband Dana, Ariale Miller and fiancé Eric; a great-grandson, Brayden Miller; two sisters, Ishmael Baker and husband Edgar of Seymour and Sue Beasley and husband Russell of Mitchell; a brother, Bob Miller and wife Donna of Mitchell; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Debra Michele; a sister, Jeraldine Bex; and four brothers, Lester, Raymond, Orval and Marvin (Pete) Miller.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry and the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. Pallbearers are Dennis Sproles, Barry Miller, Bo Miller, Tyler Nelson, Dennis Nelson, Randy Bex, Donald Miller and Robin Miller.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the L.I.F.E. food pantry.

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

Barbara Sue Speer

July 29, 1939 — Dec. 12, 2010

Barbara Sue “Susie” Speer, 71, Mitchell, passed away at 10 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born July 29, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Alva Timothy and Renia Mae (Staggs) Brown. She married Ernest Gerald Speer on July 14, 1956.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest G. Speer of Mitchell; children, Gerald Dean Speer and wife Cathy of Mitchell, Diana Lynn Mitchner and husband Doug of Ellettsville, and Ernest Dale Speer and wife Cheryl of Mitchell; grandsons, Jeremy Speer, Justin Speer and Landon Dale Speer, all of Mitchell; brothers, Alva Brown Jr. and wife Betty, Larry Brown and wife JoAnn, Gerald Brown and wife Analyna, Bobby Brown and wife Zelmie Brown and Timothy Brown and wife Sheena, all of Bedford, and Danny Brown and wife Barbara of Georgia; and sisters, Helen Speer and husband Herb and Mary Estrada and husband Adrian, all of Bedford, and Alice Brown of Franklin.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Casketbearers will be Larry Brown, Bobby Brown, Gerald Brown, Timothy Brown, Jay Brown and Jimmy Brown.

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

Richard W. Prince

Feb. 20, 1941 — Dec. 12, 2010

Richard W. Prince, 69, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday at the Bloomington Hospital.

Born, Feb. 20, 1941, in Monroe County, he was the son of Emery and Maude (Stephens) Prince.

Richard was a charter member and a Deacon at the Calvary Baptist Church. He and his wife Peggy did missionary work in Puerto Rico and helped with building a church in Post Falls, Idaho.

He was a brick and stone mason retiring from Whaley Construction after more than 20 years employment. He was also a 54-year member of the International Union Bricklayers Local No. 4, the Bloomington Chapter.

Richard was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed photographing old courthouses, bridges and other older buildings. He also enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Kinser) Prince; one son, Jesse (Laura) Prince all of Bloomington; two daughters, Beth (Jeff) Cooper of Spencer and Stephanie (Rick) Ayers of Springville; seven grandchildren, Seth Gardner, Rachel Prince, Charity Prince, Faith Prince, Sarah Prince, Derrick Ayres and Vanessa Cooper; two brothers, Winford “Buck” Prince of Springville and John Prince of Bloomington.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Maxine Arthur.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3501 N. Prow Rd. in Bloomington, with Pastor Jim Barr officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. The family will receive friends 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Indiana Chapter, 941 E. 86th St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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

Paul Mullis

Oct. 14, 1968 — Dec. 12, 2010

Paul “Duane” Mullis, 42, New Whiteland, died Sunday in Indianapolis.

Duane was born on Oct. 14, 1968, in Bedford.

He was married to Shawnette (Vandivier) Mullis. They were married for 23 years.

He was employed with Service Merchandise as an auto body repairman for 23 years.

He enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting. He liked listening to music and computer networking. He also enjoyed muscle cars and was a big Indianapolis Colts Football fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Shawnette Mullis of New Whiteland; his mother, Paula (John) Carpenter of Whiteland; a son, Jerid Anthony Duane Mullis of New Whiteland; a sister, Julie (Chris) Chittum of Franklin; three brothers, William (Michelle) Mullis of Franklin, Michael Mullis of Franklin, and Brandon (Misty) Mullis of Martinsville; 10 nieces; one nephew; and special friends, Alecia and Steve Nichols of Whiteland, Tom Vandivier of Indianapolis and Joe and Carol Vandivier of Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his father; William D. Mullis; a grandpa, Paul Allen; and grandma, Julia LaRue Hendricks.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. Hwy 31. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

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

The family is requesting to wear Colts football colors of blue and white to the funeral in honor of Duane.

Online condolences may be sent to jessenfuneralhome.com.Information: 535-6880.

Hazel Cropp

Hazel Cropp, 98, Bedford, formerly of Shoals, died this morning at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Dec. 13, 2010

Matthew A. Murphy

Dec. 22, 1967 — Dec. 11, 2010

Matt Murphy, 42, The greatest husband, father, son, brother, and friend a person could ever ask for, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday at the IU Medical Center Hospital in Indianapolis.

Matt was born on Dec. 22, 1967, in Bedford, he was the son of Pat and Connie (Terrell) Murphy, He married Paula Lindsey on Dec. 31, 2007, and she survives.

He was the owner of Murphy’s Body Shop in Bedford, where he perfected his craft, made many friends, and after work he loved to spend time in his garage with his best friends, Phil and Jim.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Murphy of Mitchell; daughter, Kyann; son, Charlie; mother, Connie (Terrell) Murphy; father, Pat Murphy; brothers, Andrew Pat Murphy and wife Melissa, and Mark Murphy and wife Tammy; seven nephews, Jacob, Andrew, Ian, Connor, Michael, Tyler and Jacob; nine nieces, Kayla, Emily, Nikki, Erin, Katie, Tiffany, Ashley, Alyeen and Katelyn; and six great-nephews Charley, Colt, Waylon, Jaden, Konner and Nolan

Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Evelyn Murphy, and Erie and Knoxie Terrell; father-in-law, Bob Fender; and several aunts, uncles.

Matthew being the loving, happy, always smiling person that he was and always will be in our hearts and in heaven, did not want a funeral. He did not want us to cry for him but rather celebrate the wonderful years of laughter and caring he blessed us with. He enjoyed life and the people in it to the fullest. 35th Street will not be the same without Matt’s physical presence but his love will always be present! His laughter and quirky saying will always fill the air as we drive or walk down the street.

In honor of Matt’s wishes, there will not be a funeral, but we will, however, celebrate his life and all he has given and will continue to give us from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 22, at the home of his mother Connie, at 202 Rachelle Drive in Bedford, just off 35th St. Please stop by and help us celebrate the life of our beloved son, husband, brother, father, uncle and friend

Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia A. Moffatt

July 31, 1933 — Dec. 11, 2010

Patricia Ann “Patty” Moffatt, 77, of Mitchell, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born July 31, 1933, in Lawrence County, to Harry and Maude (Weddle) Dorsett. She married Clinton S. Moffatt on Nov. 2, 1951, in Mitchell, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

She loved family and friends and helping others. She enjoyed IU basketball, mushroom hunting, and family cookouts.

Survivors include one son, Larry (Kathy) Moffatt of Mitchell; one daughter, Lana (Tom) Smith of Mitchell; one grandson, Brian (Sarah) Moffatt of Wildwood, Mo.; three granddaughters, Amanda (Brad) Totten of Chrisman, Ill., Holly (Ryan) Mills of Bloomington, Ill., and Lori (Brent) Laird of Dellicott City, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Garrett Totten of Chrisman, Ill., and Allison Moffatt of Wildwood, Mo.; one brother, Harry “Sonny” (Sheila) Dorsett of Mitchell; and one sister, Wilma Shearheart of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Edwards and Frances Embree; three brothers, Lawrence “Cookie,” William “Bill,” and Robert “Bob” Dorsett: and an infant son, Lloyd F. Moffatt.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Haverly Chapel.

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

Charles F. Morgan

Oct. 24, 1936 — Dec. 11, 2010

Charles F. Morgan, 74, of Orleans, died Saturday.

Charles was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Taswell, the son of Everett and Sylbia (Highfill) Morgan. He married Sheila Hudelson in 1966 and she survives.

He was employed for 33 years by Hancock Construction Company, Mitchell. He previously served on the Orleans Police Department.

He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with his wife, Sheila; are two daughters, Sherry Pemberton and husband Jerry of New Albany, and Charity Holtsclaw and husband James of Orleans; one son, Chuck Morgan and his wife Jill of Orleans; six grandchildren, Jeri Nicole Crawford and husband Chris, Courtney Pemberton and her fiancé Trent Suyeyasu, all of New Albany, Joey Runkel and husband Corey of Grafenwohr, Germany, Jerrica and Jessie Holtsclaw of Orleans, and Andy Morgan of Orleans; one great-grandson, Carson Runkel of Grafenwohr, Ger.; three brothers, Ferrell Morgan and wife Nancy of Corydon, Randy Morgan and wife Tammy of Marengo, and Don Morgan and wife Carol of Paoli; one sister, Renda Manship and husband Donnie of English; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Jordan Holtsclaw (Papa’s Boy) earlier this year.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Mitchell Wesleyan church on Frank Street in Mitchell. Pastor Chuck Morgan and Pastor Steve Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visit the family from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday

at the church.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hancock, Jr. , Jerry Hancock, Sr. Garry Hancock, Andy Morgan, Chris Crawford and Trent Suyeyasu.

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

William Himebaugh

June 3, 1932 — Dec. 10, 2010

William Robert Himebaugh, 78, Bedford, died at 12:02 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born June 3, 1932, in French Lick, the son of William Kenneth and Mary Edith (Baker) Himebaugh. He married Eleanor Schmedel on Feb. 21, 1960, and she survives.

He was a retired water and wastewater consultant with Indiana CAP (Community Action Program), in Indianapolis.

He was a graduate of Orleans High School with the class of 1950, and he attended Indiana University in Bloomington.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving four years as an enlisted man and four years in the reserves; was a member of the board of directors and former president of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce; member and former president of the Wayne (Michigan) Lions Club and Orleans Kiwanis Club; member and secretary of the Bedford Lions Club; and had been named Man of the Year by both the Wayne Lions Club and Orleans Kiwanis Club.

He was an incorporator and member of the board of Great Lakes Rural Network, Inc., serving as treasurer; incorporator and secretary-treasurer of Indiana Association for Community Economic Development; member of the board of directors for the National Association for Community Economic Development; member of the board of directors for the Indiana Rural Development Council; a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 153 of Orleans; Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley; Murat Shrine Temple; Orleans American Legion Post No. 69; and a charter member and secretary of the Bedford Noon Lions Club.

Surviving with his wife, Eleanor of Bedford; are his mother, Mary Edith Himebaugh of Bedford; one son, William Andrew (Natalie) Himebaugh of Indianapolis; a daughter, Susan (Lonnie) Whelan of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Benjamin Himebaugh and Elizabeth Himebaugh of Indianapolis, and Holly (Bryan) Williams of Newburgh; one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Williams; one sister-in-law, Dianne Himebaugh of Houston, Texas; three nieces; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Thomas M. Himebaugh.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Noon Lions Club or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Mary S. Parenti

July 10, 1959 — Dec. 12, 2010

Mary Scott Parenti, 51, of 903 Patton Hill Road, Bedford, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday.

She was born on July 10, 1959, in Chicago, to Tenslee and Ruth (Herron) Scott,

Mary was a homemaker and attended Chapel on the Hill Church led by Sister Becky Ryan.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Parenti of Bedford; two sons, Michael Robert Parenti of Bedford and Miguel Lewis of New Orleans, La.; and her father, Tenslee Scott of Mitchell.

Preceded in death by her mother; two brothers; and a daughter, Raquel.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Chapel on the Hill Church on Patton Hill. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery.

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

Cresthaven Funeral Home Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Nina Spears

May 31, 1915 — Dec. 8, 2010

Nina Bennett Spears, age 95, of Beavercreek, Ohio, went to her heavenly father on Wednesday at the Hospice of Dayton.

She was born on May 31, 1915 in Avoca, to Rex and Lucy Bennett. As the oldest daughter she helped her parents with the raising of her eight younger brothers and sisters. She grew up in a religious, happy and loving family.

She graduated with a Life Time Education Degree from Central Normal College and taught in Needmore, Oolitic and Dayton, Ohio.

She married Harold Spears in 1942 and they had over 50 wonderful years together.

She was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church now the Dayton Vineyard for over 60 years. She was a pre-school teacher, Sunday school teacher, Youth Advisor, member of the Mary and Martha Circle, the Sixty Plus Club and the Keen Ager Group. She was very active in the E.J. Brown and Colonel White PTA’s.

Nina was preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Lucy Bennett; husband of 50 years, Harold Spears; sisters, Gayle Comboy, Mary Wohlfeld and Dorothy Hayes; and brothers, Athol Bennett and Wayne Bennett.

Nina is survived by her three children, Sally Talty, Robert Spears, and Nancy Dilldine; in-laws, Robert Talty, Larry Dilldine; five grandchildren, Brian Weaver and wife Laura, Samuel Dilldine and wife Jennie, Kevin Weaver and friend Erika, Andrew Dilldine and wife Amy and Michael Spears and finance Ashley; five great grandchildren, Alena and Ian Weaver, Jordan and Jacob Dilldine and Adysan and soon to be Abigail Dilldine; sisters, Vivian Binkley of Hendersonville, N.C., Alice Mae Armstrong of Burke, Va.; brother, David Michael Bennett of Bedford; and sisters-in-law, Thelma Spears of West Milton, Ohio, Barbara Spears of Indianapolis, and June Spears of Bedford; and many other wonderful nieces, nephews and special friends.

A celebration of Nina’s life will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering, Ohio. Family will greet friends until 8 p.m. following the service. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Greenhill Cemetery in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420-1885 in mother’s name. Condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.

Barbara S. Speer

Barbara S. Speer, 71, Mitchell, passed away Sunday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Norman Miller

Norman Miller, 77, Bedford, died at 9:42 p.m. on Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 12, 2010

Walter Roberts, Sr.

Dec. 12, 1935 — Dec. 10, 2010

Walter E. Roberts, Sr., age 74, of Lapaz, Indiana, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010, at South Bend Memorial Hospital. He was born December 12, 1935, in Ellettsville, to Robert & Ollie (Brough) Roberts. He attended school at Ellettsville, and he was a retired cement finisher. He was a loving father & grandfather.

Surviving relatives include 1 daughter, Carol A. Meredith and husband Glenn of Bloomington; 1 son, Walter Roberts, Jr. and wife Betty of Lapaz, Indiana; grandchildren, Karlie Meredith, Jennifer Meredith, Cory Meredith, Kaitlyn Meredith, Tyler Meredith and Faith Meredith, all of Bloomington, Zack Elliott & Stephanie Elliott, both of Lapaz, Indiana; 1 brother, Carl (Bandaid) Roberts of Texas; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers, Charles Rex Brough, Harold Roberts, Raymond Roberts, Phelix Roberts and Roy D. Roberts; 5 Sisters, Katherine Callahan, Janet Sue Graves, Hazel Roberts, Geraldine Roberts and Betty Jane Roberts; 1 granddaughter, Danielle Meredith; and 1 great-granddaughter, Jailyn Meredith.

Funeral services will be on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Friends may call on Monday from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Ellettsville Presbyterian Cemetery.

Richard Craig Pittman

Dec. 28, 1929 — Nov. 25, 2010

Richard Craig Pittman, 80, passed away at Hope Hospice House on Nov. 25 in North Fort Myers, Fla.

He lived in Bloomington for 42 years, working at A&P Tea Co., and as manager of the Bedford A&P. He operated Pittman Home Repair prior to retiring due to ill health.

He was an active volunteer of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Daffodil Days and Support Group. He was an avid advocate of the “Stop Smoking Movement” and spoke to groups on request. He was a “Night owl” Camper and enjoyed the friendship of many Monroe/Lawrence Co. campers. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Elizabeth; his parents, Robert Craig and Helen Pittman; his brother, Bob, and sister-in-law Ginny; and his sister, Martha Herendeen and brother-in-law, Jim.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carol; son, Dan (Mel) of Cumming, Ga.; daughters, Martha O’Mullane (Mike), Peg Harmon (John), and sister-in-law Cathy Cooper, all of Bloomington, and sister-in-law Janet Cooper of Seymour; granddaughter, Cynthia Santa Ana (Angel) of Bristow, Va.; grandson, Matt O’Mullane (Jaime) of Greenwood; granddaughters, Macy Hughes (Ross), Maggie Harmon and step-granddaughter, Carie Bender, all of Bloomington; great-granddaughters, Malena and Mia Santa Ana of Bristol, Va.; and step-great-grandsons, Ross and Trey Boyer. He also leaves many relatives in Bedford, namely the Buck Craig and Arthur Bailey families.

Robert Louis Stevenson said, “That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.” Dick truly was a success!

Memorials may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or the American Cancer Society.

Services will be announced later and burial will be in Bloomington.

Patricia Moffatt

Patricia Moffatt of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Dec. 11, 2010

Wanda E. McNeely

Jan. 1, 1917 — Dec. 9, 2010

Wanda Elizabeth McNeely, 93, Woodville Road, Mitchell, died at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at her residence.

She was born Jan. 1, 1917, in Neoga, Ill., the daughter of Orlan Lester and Edna Lorina (Lawrence) Compton. She married Roy Benjamin McNeely in January of 1936 in New Castle, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1950.

She was a retired seamstress for the former M. Fines & Sons Manufacturing Company in Bedford.

She attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship of Mitchell.

She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.

Survivors include three daughters, Marianne Luttrell and Judy Marie Allen, both of Mitchell, and Sharon Kay Downham of Bedford; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Lester O. Compton of Bedford, George M. Compton of Hammond and Kenneth E. Compton of Navarre, Fla.

Mrs. McNeely was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Evelyn Ruth Payton; a son, Johnnie Leroy McNeely; a sister, Dorothy D. Hughes; and three brothers, Roy G., Robert L. and William M. Compton.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen and Brother Steve Stroud officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday, all at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Patrick Overton, Billy Luttrell, Benjamin McNeely, Jon Allen, Derick Overton, Michael Overton, Shea Overton, Oliver McNeely, Jeremiah Allen, Andrew McNeely, Morgan McNeely and Greg Isom.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Haverly Chapel of the Ferguson Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

William Himebaugh

William Robert Himebaugh, 78, Bedford, died at 12:02 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Dec. 10, 2010

Beth Ann Tomey

Jan. 24, 1966 — Dec. 9, 2010

Beth Ann Tomey, 44, Bedford, died Thursday at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

She was born Jan. 24, 1966, in Bedford, the daughter of Franklin and Frances (Beavers) Daulton. She married Mike Tomey at Fort Ritner Methodist Church on Oct. 16, 1982, and he survives.

She was a farm wife and a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She attended Fort Ritner United Methodist Church, was a lifetime member of the Texas Longhorn Association, a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association and Farm Bureau.

Surviving with her husband, Mike of Bedford; are one daughter, Christina Tomey of Bedford; two sons, Michael (Barbara) Tomey, and Matthew Tomey and fiance´ Willie Cummings, all of Bedford; her parents, Franklin and Frances Daulton of Bedford; her father- and mother-in-law, George and Sharon Tomey of Bedford; one brother, Michael Daulton of Bedford; one sister, Cindy Hunter of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Lisa (Chris) Judah of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in the Leesville Cemetery.

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

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

Jason H. Reed

May 29, 1972 — Dec. 7, 2010

Jason H. Reed, 38, Bedford, died Tuesday.

He was born May 29, 1972, in Bedford, the son of Paul Reed and Mary (Spaulding) Beasley. He married Nancy Holmes on March 25, 1995, and she survives.

He was a welder at C&M Conveyor Plant in Orleans, and was also a self-employed auto body specialist for many years.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1991.

He was a member of the White River Baptist Church, the Williams Coon Hunters Club (ACHA). He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Surviving with his wife Nancy Reed of Bedford; two daughter, Elizabeth and Jessica Reed, at home; his father, Paul Reed of Bedford; his mother, Mary (Kerry) Beasley of Bedford; two sisters, Tracy (Gary) Brown of Bedford and Amy (Brad) Kennedy of Hoxie, Kan.; two brothers, Steve (Yvonne) Reed of Springville and Adam (Amy) Reed of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha.

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

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

Rebecca A. Sears

March 20, 1952 — Dec. 9, 2010

Rebecca Ann “Becky” (Ryan) Sears, 58, of 2569 Old State Road 37N, Bedford, died at 4:02 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital.

Born March 20, 1952, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Thomas Junior and Opal Mae (Morrison) Ryan. She married David Sears on Dec.30, 1972, and he survives.

She worked on the assembly line at General Electric.

Survivors include her husband, David of Bedford; her father, Thomas Junior and his wife Brenda; two sons, Jeremy Sears and Juston Sears and wife Rebecca M., all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Abbigail, Jacob, Jeremiah, Kyzer, Kalandra, and Izabelle Sears, all of Bedford; two sisters, Karen S. James of Mitchell and Janice L. Lewis of Bedford; three brothers, Danny Thomas Ryan and wife Jami of Heltonville, Timothy Allen of New Hampshire and Lawrence Edward Ryan and wife Monica of Shoals; one sister-in-law, Clara Noel of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Tammy Jean Ryan Steele; and one sister-in-law, Betty Jean Ritchie.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1–9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Dec. 09, 2010

Ellis H. Handley

June 8, 1922 — Dec. 8, 2010

Ellis Harry “Arkie” Handley, 88, of Bedford passed away Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

He was born June 8, 1922, in Knobel, Ark., to the late Harry and Rosa (Newton) Handley. On June 17, 1959, Arkie married Louise Kinder and she survives.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church. Arkie had a lifelong love of music and was well known for playing the harmonica. A passion he pursued even as his health was failing.

Surviving with his wife, Louise; are daughters, Kay Thimling and husband Darrell of Bedford and Delores Odell of Kentucky; sons, Terry Kinder and wife Dee of Omaha, Neb.; Keith Kinder and wife Lisa of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Shannon Barger, Tanner Thimling, Jenny Bowes, Nikki Delgado, Laura Wanchic, Lisa Mason, Joe Kinder and Lindsey Kinder; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. Military rites will be performed by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Pallbearers will be Tanner Thimling, Craig Barger, Evan Thoms, Jacob Ryan, Joe Kinder and Tim Bowes.

Wilma J. Graves

Nov. 4, 1933 — Dec. 7, 2010

Wilma Joan (Neely) Graves, 77, passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the St. Anthony’s Hospice Care Center in Henderson, Ky. She went to be with her Lord surrounded by her loving family. She fought a courageous fight against cancer and she blessed the lives of many who took care of her in her final days on earth.

Joan was born in Springville on Nov. 4, 1933, to Walter and Della Neely. She was a 1951 graduate of Oolitic High School. She married Gayle Graves on Dec. 15, 1951.

She was an active member and Leader in Christian Women’s Club and Bible Study Fellowship while living in Florida, Wisconsin, and Henderson, Ky. She was a member of the Bethel Temple Church in Evansville.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 59 years, Gayle Graves of Henderson, Ky.; one daughter, Pam (Keith) Glover of Evansville; two sons, Steve (Debbie) Graves of Corydon, Ky., and Jeff Graves of Murray, Ky., nine grandchildren, Stephanie (Jonathan) Pounders of Evansville, Jessica (Nick) Mason of Mt. Vernon, Brian Graves of Henderson, Ky., Katherine Glover, Jennifer Glover and Mark Glover, all of Evansville, and Aimee Graves, Nathan Graves and Roger Graves, all of Murray, Ky.; one sister, Paulette (Bill) Gilbert of Springville; three brothers, Bob (Judy) Neely of Mitchell, Charles (Akko) Neely of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Roger (Janice) Neely of Oolitic; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Norma Phillips.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Schwamback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: St Anthony’s Lucy Smith King Care Center at 1305 N. Elm Street, Henderson, KY 42420.

Pallbearers will be Brian Graves, Roger Graves, Nathan Graves, Mark Glover, Jonathan Pounders and Nick Mason.

Sandra S. Tolbert

Feb. 7, 1946 — Dec. 4, 2010

Sandra Sue Tolbert age 64 of Williams, passed away on Saturday at 1:04 p.m. at Bloomington Hospital.

Sandra was born Feb. 7, 1946, in Seymour to Paul and Anna (Woods) Terry. Sandra married Ray Eugene “Gene” Tolbert on Oct. 18, 1963, at Spice Valley Church in Mitchell and Gene survives.

Sandra was a 1963 Graduate of Mitchell High School, she was a custodian at French Lick Hotel, Sandra loved gardening and her pets.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Tolbert of Williams; one son, Randy Tolbert and wife Sherry of Mitchell; grandchildren, Justin Tolbert and wife Meghan, Josh Tolbert and wife Tabitha and Nick Tolbert, all of Mitchell, two brothers, Daniel Terry of Mitchell and David Terry of North Vernon; and one sister, Rita Palmer of Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kenneth Terry, Harold Dean Terry; and one sister, Barbara Peterson.

Private services were held on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial was in Port Williams Cemetery.

Justin A. Carpenter

Dec. 8, 2010 — Dec. 8, 2010

Justin Allen Carpenter, infant son of Jennifer Powell and Justin Carpenter, Mitchell, was stillborn at 2 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Jason Reed

Jason H. Reed, 38, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Dec. 08, 2010

Wilma J. Graves

Nov. 4, 1933 — Dec. 7, 2010

Wilma Joan (Neely) Graves, 77, died at 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the St. Anthony’s Hospice Care Center in Henderson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions: St. Anthony’s Lucy Smith King Care Center, 1305 N. Elm St., Henderson, Ky., 42420

Dec. 07, 2010

Larry D. Abel

March 6, 1943 — Dec. 4, 2010

Larry Dale Abel, 67, of Vine Grove, Ky., died on Saturday at his residence.

Born March 6, 1943, in West Baden, he was the son of Preston “Pete” Abel and Louella Belle (Collins) Abel.

He was a member of the Fayetteville Church and served in the U.S. Army retiring after 20 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Waite of Dallas, Texas, and Donna Webb of North Carolina; one son, Larry Abel of Springville; four sisters, Alice and Joy, both of Florida, Kathy of California, and Kay of Indiana; five brothers, Ralph of Florida, Wayne of Kentucky, and Max, David and Terry, all of Indiana; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Eugene, Billy and Darrell.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bill Raines and the Rev. Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery with Military Rites accorded.

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

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

Robert A. Newkirk

Dec. 21, 1920 — Dec. 6, 2010

Robert Allen Newkirk, age 89 passed away on Monday at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. He was a longtime resident of Franklin.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1920, in Bedford, to Charles Elsworth and Ruby (Bell) Newkirk. He was married to Elsie L. (Morelock) Newkirk on July 27, 1945. Elsie passed away on May 30, 1995.

Bob is survived by one son, Paul Allen (Tonya) Newkirk of Whiteland; one daughter, Gloria Jean Cassens of Appleton, Wis.; two granddaughters, Amanda Newkirk of Whiteland, and Terri Hauser of Appleton, Wis.; and one brother, James (Shirley) Newkirk of Franklin.

Bob was preceded by his wife; two sisters, Leona Jeanette Newkirk and Barbara Stapleton; and one brother, John Everet Newkirk.

Bob attended Shawswick High School in Lawrence County.

Bob was employed by Citizens Gas Company for 34 1/2 years, retiring in February, 1982.

Bob was in the U.S. Army, serving from Jan. 3, 1941 to July 23, 1945. Bob was in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor, and later served in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Bob later served in the Indiana National Guard from Nov. 10, 1948, until retiring on Nov. 9, 1980. On Nov. 10, 1980 he entered the Guard Reserves, retiring in December, 1992. Bob retired as a Command Sgt. Major.

Bob was a member of First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He also was a member of the Franklin American Legion Post No. 205, where he is a longtime member of the American Legion Honor Firing Squad. He was a member of Franklin VFW No. 2552; life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association where Bob was the State Chairman of the Indiana Association; life member of the 24th Infantry Division Association; life member of the 38th Infantry Division; life member of the National Guard Association; member of the 151st Infantry Alumni Association and the Ft. Benjamin Harrison Historical Society.

Pastor Kent Kirschmeyer will conduct a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin where a military honor service will be held.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to the service on Thursday.

Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.com.

Thomas W. Oyler

April 3, 1925 — Dec. 6, 2010

Thomas W. Oyler, 85, of Orleans, died Monday at Mitchell Manor Health and Living in Mitchell.

He was born April 3, 1925, in Orange County, to his parents, Lorin and Berta Hardman Oyler.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a farmer and a member of the Liberty Christian Church, Orleans.

He worked many years as a leader in 4-H. He loved children and especially all his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by one brother, Robert Oyler of Orleans, a stepbrother, Adrin Kaserman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one niece, Judy (Ralph) Ikerd of Orleans; a great-niece, Liz (Jeremy) Smith of Orleans; three great-nephews, Jason (Amy) Slaughter of Ellettsville, Robert (Brittani) Ikerd of Orleans and Drew Ikerd, also of Orleans; nine great-great-nieces and nephews, Jaxton Smith, Luke Slaughter, Hadleigh Smith, Chandler Ikerd, Kendra Slaughter, Elle Ikerd, Noah Slaughter, Korbin Ikerd and Addison Ikerd; and one cousin, Bill Stroud of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Vivian Price; and great-niece, Kellie Slaughter.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic and Brother Larry Alvey officiating.

Burial will follow in the Liberty Christian Cemetery, Orleans, with military rites by the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends are invited to call from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday at funeral home.

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

Ronald W. Sams

Sept. 7, 1940 — Dec. 5, 2010

Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Sams, 70, of Warsaw, died at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Kingsport, Tenn., the son of Marcelle and Lillian (Stata) Sams. He married Dee Ann Lowe who survives.

He was a former resident of Kentucky, South Carolina, and Bedford and Mays, Indiana.

Ronnie served as Senior Pastor for churches in Kentucky, South Carolina, Dive Christian Church of Bedford, Center Christian Church of Mays, and most recently for 20 years at First Christian Church of Warsaw.

He was active with the Cerebral Palsy Association and Optimist International.

He graduated from Dobyns Bennet High School in Kingsport, Tenn., in 1958.

In 1962, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Johnson Bible College of Knoxville, Tenn., and did graduate work at Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson.

Ronnie is survived by his loving family including his wife, Dee Ann Sams of Warsaw; one son, Marcelle (spouse Mindy) Sams of Greens Fork; one daughter, Patti Sams of Mascot, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Austin and Miranda Sams of Greens Fork; parents, Marcelle and Lillian Sams of Johnson City, Tenn.; two brothers Douglas (spouse Shelby) Sams and Phillip (spouse Sarah) Sams, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews survive.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Warsaw. Jim Ketchen and Gary Boschain will officiate. Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be 2-8 p.m. today at the church.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.

The family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to: First Christian Church, 115 Park Ridge Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580 or Johnson Bible College, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998.

Dec. 06, 2010

Nancy L. Jolley

Dec. 25, 1930 — Dec. 4, 2010

Nancy L. Jolley, 79, Mitchell, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 25, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Mattie (Hahn) Terrell. She married Clyde Jolley Dec. 18, 1957, and he preceded her in death July 31, 1981.

Nancy had been employed at Ewing Insurance and Dunbar Insurance agencies. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1948, and was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are a daughter, Anita Thomas and husband Steve of Mitchell; a son, Jeff Jolley and wife Sissy of Saltillo; a brother, William N. Terrell of Mitchell; a sister, Sue McIntyre of Columbus; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Judith Ann Hopkins; brothers, Robert Terrell and Keith Terrell; and sisters, Laura Jane Smith and Doretta K. Scott, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel and Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Alzheimer’s Association

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

Dec. 04, 2010

Margel Zukunft

Nov. 6, 1926 — Dec. 2, 210

Margel (Bare) Zukunft, 84, Sun City Center, Fla. passed away on Thursday in Indianapolis. She was a former Lawrence County resident from 1960 to 1971.

Born in Jasonville, on Nov. 6, 1926, she was the daughter of William Baxter and Myrtle Bare. She lived in Indiana for most her life and had been a Sun City Center resident for 17 years.

Margel graduated from Midland High School, Jasonville, in 1944 and completed nursing training at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Indianapolis. She was a registered nurse for 41 years and retired from Lafayette Home Hospital, Lafayette in 1989.

While a resident in Bedford, Margel was a nurse with the practice of Dr. Lionel Howard Allen from 1960 to 1966. She also worked at the Bedford Medical Center from it’s opening in 1969 to 1971. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

She was a member of Unity Community Church in Sun City Center, Fla. In addition to working as a volunteer in the Church office, Margel was an accomplished quilter. She was well-regarded for the creativity, quality and precision required for quilting, lending much of her knowledge and skills to other quilters. She was also an American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer with the Tampa Bay Chapter.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Zukunft, Danville and Michael Zukunft, Indianapolis; one grandson, Douglas Zuknunft; and six nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Zukunft and one brother, Lyle Bare.

Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory; 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Cremation will take place.

Condolences may be sent to www.LooseFuneralHomes.com.

Barbara J. Guthrie

Feb. 11, 1939 — Dec. 3, 2010

Barbara J. (Jenkins) Guthrie, 71, of 2563 Ramsey Ridge Road, Heltonville, died at 8:55 a.m. on Friday at Westview Manor in Bedford.

Born Feb. 11, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of George A. and B. Eileen (Mathews) Jenkins. She was a graduate of the Bedford High School and had worked at the Older Americans. She was married to Frank E. Guthrie for 15 years. She was a member of the Friendly Bible Church in Oolitic.

Survivors include two daughters, Alice Childers and husband Ernest of Heltonville and Helen Hess and husband Eric of California; a son, David Guthrie and wife Alice of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren, Barbara McDonald, David Anderson, Robert Anderson, Margert Roberts, Jesse Roberts, Isaac Guthrie and Emily Guthrie; seven great-grandchildren, Whitney King, Kobe Andrew, Elizabeth Anderson, Maghan Anderson, Robert Anderson II, Nathaniel Anderson and Micheal Roberts; two brothers, Tom Jenkins and wife Linda and Jim Jenkins and wife Mary all of Buddha; and one sister, Loretta Barris and husband John of Bloomfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation was chosen. Graveside committal at a later date at Carlton Cemetery with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating.

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

Paul R. McBride

June 14, 1938 — Dec. 2, 2010

Paul R. McBride, 72, of Orleans, died Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Paul was born June 14, 1938 in Orleans, to his parents, William Earl and Mary Jane (Akers) McBride.

He married Carol Hubler on August 27, 1962 and she survives

He graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1956. He retired after 44 years as the Sanitarian for Lawrence County.

He was a member of the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Orleans, where he served as Deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Shelbyville Indiana Masonic Lodge.

He belonged to the National Environmental Health Association and the Indiana Environmental Association, also the American Lung Association and International Harvester Collection Association.

Surviving with his wife, Carol; is a daughter, Jane Ann Bartsch and husband Aaron of Seymour; a brother, Philip McBride and his wife Martha of Orleans; five grandchildren, Amanda LaMar and husband Euric of Bedford, Daniel Houchin and Steven Houchin, both of Orleans, and Lillie Cote and Owen Bartsch, both of Seymour; one great grandson, Lucas Sanders of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating assisted by Brother Wade Judy. Burial will follow in the Mount Horeb Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit with family from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

Pallbearers will be Don Drake, Philip McBride, Daniel Houchin, Steven Houchin, Russell Beasley and Sam McBride.

The family requests donations to the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

Rowena M. Freed

May 11, 1915 — Dec. 2, 2010

Rowena M. Freed, 95, Saltillo, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 11, 1915, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Leland Elbert and Martha Jane (Hayes) Smith. She married Burl Grant Freed Nov. 5, 1949, and he preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2004.

Rowena was a homemaker and a member of the Saltillo Christian Church where she was pianist for more than 30 years. She also was known for making dolls.

Surviving are her daughter, Rheta Ann Ziegler of Indianapolis; sister, Laura Ann Crawford of Mitchell; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Her parents; husband; son, Reginald Grant Freed; and brothers, Wilbur Arlest Smith and Richard Smith, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Robert Holler officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Dec. 03, 2010

James E. Stigall

Sept. 12, 1925 — Dec. 2, 2010

James E. “Dick” Stigall, 85, of 1 Pattonville Road, Bedford, loving husband, father and grandfather, died at 9:38 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elmer and Winnie (Strunk) Stigall. He married Donna Faye Strunk on June 3, 1956, and she survives.

He was a stone worker in area limestone quarries and later was an insurance agent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.

He was a member of the United Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Bedford; one daughter, Jamie Williams and husband Shane of Mitchell; two sons, Mike Stigall of Bedford and Scott Stigall and wife Andrea of Columbia, Mo.; grandchildren, Sara Strunk, Brandi Stigall, Shanon Hardin, April Stigall, Brittany Clark and husband Cagney, Zachary Hardin, Jennifer Stigall and Samantha Stigall; two great-grandchildren, Cash Clark and Blair Barlow; two step-grandchildren, Amber Atwood and Jesse Heiss; two sisters, Christine Ritchey and Barbara McFadden both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Yvonne Hardin; two grandchildren, Courtney Strunk and Page Williams; and six brothers, Ollie, Tom, Ted, Hayden, Frank and Opal.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Darris McNeely officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Koert W. Hughes

June 29, 1937 — Nov. 16,2010

Koert W. Hughes, 74, of Fairless Hills, Pa., died on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at his residence. Born in Bedford, Indiana, He was the son of Arthur Todd Hughes and Kathryn Pentzer Hughes. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1954 where he played baseball and football. He attended Indiana University. He lived in Coral Gables, Fla., finally relocating to Fairless Hills in 1981. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years before retiring.

Koert was an avid fan of professional baseball. He loved visiting Bedford, renewing high school friendships and remembering good times he had experienced in his home town.

Koert was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Doug A. Hughes; and his sister, Joan E. Ulrich. He is survived by one brother, John R. Hughes of Brookfield, Wis., and several nieces and nephews. Local survivors include John (Dorothy) Denny, Marc (Mayme Jo) Denny, Marian Susie (Guy) Rumsey, Julie Denny-Hughes, and James (Sue) Pentzer. He will be especially missed by his niece, Kathryn U. Hopper.

Services and interment will be private under the direction of the James O. Bradley Funeral Home Inc., Penndel, Pa. Website: jamesobradley.com. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, IN.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.

Dec. 02, 2010

Fronnie L. Rhoda

Oct. 1, 1922 — Nov. 30, 2010

Fronnie Lucille Rhoda, 88, Bedford, died at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday at White River Lodge.

Born Oct. 1, 1922, in Somerset, Ky., she was the daughter of Steve and Susie (Stigall) Johnson. She married Samuel Rhoda on July 10, 1940, and he preceded her in death in May of 1972.

She was employed at Central Foundry for 26 years. She also ironed and cleaned for many in the community. She was an awesome pie maker and enjoyed making quilts.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Her greatest joy and accomplishment in life was her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie (David) Steele of Bloomington, Linda (David) Abels of Williams, Rosemary (Richard) Cox, Sharon (J.