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2011-02 (February)

Feb. 28, 2011

Warren P. Mitchell

Feb. 12, 1921 — Feb. 27, 2011

Warren Pace Mitchell, 90, of Bedford, died at 1:57 a.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Feb, 12, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Samuel O. and Lola (Pace) Mitchell. He married Harriet Drake in 1942 and she died in 2003.

He retired as a science teacher at Bedford Junior High School and had taught vocational agriculture at Shawswick.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during World War II.

He was a Purdue University Agriculture Alumni, a member of the New Union Christian Church, Bedford Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Order of the Eastern Star where he served as past Worthy Grand Patron; he was a past Lawrence County 4-H Fair board member and former 4-H leader.

Survivors include four children, Patricia Gramling and husband John C. of Ashley, Lola Jean Kozak and husband Stanley F. Kozuch of Bedford, Thomas Warren Mitchell and wife Donna of Somerset and Mary Kathryn Myers and husband Mark of Bedford; six grandchildren, Byron Gramling and wife Cheryl, and Katharine Gramling, all of Ashley, Eliza Jane Gramling of Nashville, Tenn., Samuel Bradley Mitchell and wife Amy of Southport, Dennis Earl and wife Donna of Noblesville, and Lorraine Grisham and husband Matthew of Las Vegas; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Warren and Samantha Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Beth Ann Cook officiating. Military rites will be accorded after the service.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary where an Eastern Star service will be conducted.

Honorary pallbearers are Byron Gramling, Samuel Mitchell, Dennis Mitchell, John C. Gramling, Stanley Kozuch and Mark Myers.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.

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

Paul W. Lambrecht

Dec. 25, 1924 — Feb. 27, 2011

Paul W. Lambrecht, 86, of Bedford, died at 2:35 a.m, Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Lawrence County, to Charles A. and Alma (Dillman) Lambrecht. He married Iva May Brooks on Jan. 9, 1949, and she preceded him in death on March 18, 2010.

He was a farmer, Lawrence County Council member and was a school bus driver for the North Lawrence School Corporation.

He attended Shawswick Schools and was a member of Pinhook Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry (Brenda) Lambrecht of Bedford, Phillip (Ruth) Lambrecht of Brownsburg and Donald (Stefanie) Lambrecht of Bedford; two daughters, Julia “Judy” Curren of Bedford and Barbara (Tony) Arnold of Bedford; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Melissa) Lambrecht of Bedford, Jason Lambrecht of Bloomington, Jeremy (Heather) Lambrecht of Seymour, Jan (Amy) Lambrecht of Greenwood, James R. Curren of Bedford, Tony Jr. (Tracy) Arnold of Bedford, Brooks (Holly) Arnold of Springville, Michael Cody Arnold of Bedford, and Sarah Lambrecht and Schuyler Lambrecht of Bowling Green, Ky.; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Root of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County 4-H Fair in memory of Paul W. Lambrecht. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Brian H. Davis

Nov. 21, 1955 — Feb. 25, 2011

Brian H. Davis, 55, of Indianapolis and formerly of Needmore, died on Friday at his residence.

Brian was born on Nov. 21, 1955, in Bedford, the son of Onus and Marcella Jane Davis. He was a 1973 graduate of Needmore High School where he was class salutatorian. He was a delegate for Indiana Boy’s State and attended Ivy Tech and the University of Indianapolis.

Brian married Gayla S. Hall in 1974 and she survives.

He was a former member at the Englewood Baptist Church.

He was a Senior Software Analyst for Farm Bureau Insurance for 25 years. Brian previously worked at L.S. Ayers, Alverno Administrative Services and American Fletcher National Bank.

Brian loved his three cats and all dogs. His regular routine was to feed birds and squirrels.

Brian’s interest included physics, mathematics, the Civil War, and science fiction especially classic “Star Trek,” and building model ships and airplanes. He was a kind and gentle man.

Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years Gayla; two sisters, Cathy Stewart and Connie Rott; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Silverville Baptist Cemetery with Pastor David Ferry officiating.

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

Robin S. Kline

April 26, 1961 — Fwb. 25, 2011

Robin Scott Kline, 49, of Bedford, passed away Friday at the Bloomington Hospital.

He was born April 26, 1961, in Bedford, to Everett “Ted” and Sandra Bundy Kline. Scott graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School and IUPUI.

He spent his professional career in insurance sales, was a member of the Work of God Church in Bedford and was also a member of the B.P.O.E. in Bedford.

Scott leaves behind his parents, Ted and Sandy Kline of Bedford; five children, Robin Marie Chancey of Salem, Joshua Aaron Kline of Bedford, Tammeria E. Kline of Bloomington, Nathan Kline of Muncie and Meaghan Kline also of Muncie. He is also survived by three grandsons and one granddaughter; his brother, James Matthew Kline of Virginia; a sister, Stephanie J. Wykle of Loogootee; and several nieces and nephews.

Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37 Bloomington is handling private family arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Evelyn L. Sorrells

April 9, 1915 — Feb. 26, 2011

Evelyn Louise Purlee Sorrells, 95, completed a long and full life, surrounded by her family at Bliss House in Bedford on Saturday. A quote, found in her well used Bible, exemplified her life, “one can give without love, but cannot love without giving.”

Born April 9, 1915, in Orange County, to Ben and Jessie (Hall) Purlee, she was the eldest of five children. She lived her life in the area. She married George W. Sorrells in 1934, and after 66 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 2001.

Evelyn attended Purdue University for 2 years, and finished her degree in education at Indiana University. She returned to Southern Indiana to begin her teaching profession. She taught at Shoals, Huron, West Baden, and finished her teaching career at Springs Valley Elementary School. She completed her Master’s in Education at Indiana University over several summers, obtaining her degree in 1967.

For a time, she was the head dietician at the newly opened Orange County Hospital in Paoli, before returning to teaching at Springs Valley. She and George purchased a farm in West Baden, moving there in 1941, where their five children were raised.

Evelyn was a remarkable woman of varied interests. She was an enthusiastic homemaker, enjoying gardening, sewing, quilting and canning into her 90s. A faithful member of Bethel Church near Orleans, she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for decades. She supported 4-H, the Orangeville Community Center, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and the Orange County Retired Teachers Association, to name a few. However, her most loved traits were her hospitality and service to others, always accompanied by a bright smile.

Surviving are children, Dr. George (Barbara) Sorrells of Mitchell, Dr. Morris (Diane) Sorrells of Gig Harbor, Wash., Mary Lou (Jack) Penrod of West Baden, Dr. Elizabeth (Sanford) Peterson of Leawood, Kan., and Richard Sorrells, Kent, Wash.; a brother, Ben (Irene) Purlee of Orleans; a sister Dorothy (Dave) Coleman of Asheville, N.C., a brother-in-law, Wayne Wilson of Orleans; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will remember her with much love.

Her husband; two sisters, Mary Eversole and Lela Mae Bass; and grandson, Jeff Sorrells preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Church, Orleans with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4–7 p.m. tonight at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the George W. and Evelyn P. Sorrells Scholarship fund at the Orange County Community Foundation, Paoli or to Bethel Church.

Feb. 27, 2011

Rita K. Bowers

Dec. 21, 1952 — Feb. 25, 2011

Rita K. Bowers, 58, of Bloomington, IN, passed away at the Bloomington Hospital on Friday, February 25, 2011. She had fought a long battle with many health problems. Rita was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her children and six grandchildren. She was born on December 21, 1952, in Bloomington, IN, to Glen and Irene (Secrest) Richardson.

Rita leaves behind four children: Samual Bowers of Bloomington, daughters Elizabeth Ford of Nashville, Mariam Bowers of Bedford, and Lakeshia Bowers of Bloomington. She also leaves behind a sister, Laura Irene “Sue” Richardson of Ellettsville.

A memorial service in her honor will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m., prior to services.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Feb. 26, 2011

Frank E. Cheek

March 3, 1934 — Feb. 24, 2011

Frank E. Cheek, 76, of Needmore, died at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at home following a brief illness.

He was born March 3, 1934, in Lawrence County, the son of Roy and Winnie (Godsey) Cheek. He married Sue Turner on Oct. 20, 1952, and together they owned and operated Turner’s Grocery in Needmore.

He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.

Survivors include his loving wife Sue; one daughter, Cindy Anne Browning and husband Tim of Bedford; one granddaughter, Suzi Pointer and husband Chris of Spencer; two great-grandchildren, Chance and Victoria; one brother, Dale Cheek and wife Brenda of Monticello; three sisters, Rosalee Hammond, Faye Carter, and Cathlene Nelson and husband Conrad, all of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Diane Cheek; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Timothy Browning; one brother, Raymond Cheek; and two sisters, Effie Grace and May Ingle.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 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 Frank at www.daycarter.com.

Harold A. Robbins

Nov. 22, 1955 —Feb. 24, 2011

Harold Alexander Robbins, 55, Campbellsburg, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Nov. 22, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of A. Harold and Sharon Yvonne (Lewis) Robbins. He married MaryLou White Aug. 31, 1974.

Harold was a member of the LDS Church English Ward. He retired from Blue Flame Propane.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 where he served four years as commander.

He also proudly served in the Military Honor Guard. He was instrumental in starting the American Legion Post No. 250 Riders, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his wife, MaryLou Robbins of Campbellsburg; his mother, Sharon Robbins of Bridgeport, Ill.; his children, Douglas Robbins of Bedford, Dixie (Chris) Webb of Mitchell, Dorrie (John) Evans of New Salisbury, Derrick Robbins of Silverville, Devan (Paul) Romine of Silverville and his Precious Angela Robbins of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Athena Hanner, Austin Brazzell, Niki Pridemore, Annie Tillette, Abby Brazzell, Brittney Robbins, Zoe Romine, Zack Romine, Caleb Robbins, Shaune Robbins, and Cloe Romine; siblings, Glenda Murphy of Lawrenceville, Ill., David Robbins of Chicago, Ill., Tammy Robbins of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Michael Robbins of Mitchell.

His father; infant sister, Crystal Paulette Robbins; and nephews, Jerome Combs, Jonathon Combs and Jonathon Robbins, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home.

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 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Mary M. Harrington

Jan. 7, 1951 — Feb. 23, 2011

Mary M. Harrington, 60, of Collins Trailer Court, Bedford, died Wednesday at her residence.

Born Jan. 7, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Quentin and Irene (Sproles) Mynatt. She married William Harrington.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include a daughter, Stacy Lovell of Bedford; grandchildren, Donnie Jo Lovell, Kiaya Turner and Kurt Robert Lovell; great grandchildren, Uriah Bundy, Arianna Lovell, Jayston Lovell and Ethanie Turner; two brothers, Ralph Mynatt and wife Tina of Springville and Sam Mynatt of Bedford; five sisters, Laura “Beth” Lake and husband Forrest, Faye Yates, Wilma Hughes and Chris Shanon, all of Bedford, and Lynda Sue Lacky Shanon of Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews (all who loved her).

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Joy “Topsy” Lions; and a brother, Ernest Dale Mynatt.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bethel Church with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Dishman Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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

Patrick A. Wise

Nov. 17, 1957 — Feb. 25, 2011

Patrick Allen Wise, age 53, of Mitchell, passed away at 5:56 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Mr. Wise was born Nov. 17, 1957, in Louisville, the son of Kenneth and Betty Brian Wise.

He was an employee of Wal-Mart Distribution Center and a substitute bus driver. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a Marine veteran and retired from the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Lewis Wise. They were married April 26, 2003. He is also survived by three daughters, Melissa Pollauf of Indianapolis, and Amy Jones and Heather Terry, both of Salem, a stepson, Nick Asbury of Mitchell; a stepdaughter, Hope Cheatham of Mitchell; two brothers, David Wise of Salem and Phillip Wise of Charlottesville, N.C.,; two sisters, Terry Wise of Johnson City, Tenn., and Melody Wise of Bristol, Tenn,; his father, Kenneth Wise of Salem; and 8 grandchildren, Jayelynn and Isiah Jones, Aubryonna and Levi Terry, Abigail and Lillian Pollauf and Lilah and Wyatt Cheatham.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

Wilford Bowling

Feb. 1, 1942 — Feb. 18, 2011

Wilford Bowling, 69, Mitchell, died Feb. 18 at Indiana University Health Bloomington. Graveside service was Thursday at Spurgeon Cemetery, Austin, with military rites.

Feb. 25, 2011

Jeanette K. Sneed

March 5, 1947 — Feb. 23, 2011

Jeanette Kay Sneed¸ born March 5, 1947, passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, after a courageous battle with many health problems ending with cancer.

Jeanette was born and raised in Indiana and as the wife of an Air Force officer, resided in several places in Europe and the United States and settled in Gloucester Virginia for the last 12 years.

She was born to the late Oliver E. and Von L. Grunden and was the beloved wife and life partner of Rob Sneed for over 44 years.

Jeanette will be remembered by her sister, Judith Street and husband George Street, and her brother Oliver E. Grunden Jr. She will forever be in the hearts of her loving daughter, Celeste DeSimone and husband Ralph DeSimone; her loving son, Robbie Sneed and his fiancé Katerine Cuellar; her treasured grandchildren, Symphany DeSimone and Chase DeSimone; along with countless other family and friends that brought joy to her life. Jeanette touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity and maintained her sense of humor until the end.

At Jeanette’s request, there will be a small private memorial on a beautiful spring day where her ashes will be spread at a lighthouse.

The family request that in lieu of flowers any donations be sent to the Cancer Care Services Endowment Fund for the Peninsula Cancer Institute.

Frank E. Cheek

March 3, 1934 — Feb. 24, 2011

Frank E. Cheek, 76, of Needmore, died at 7:30 pm on Thusday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Mary M. Harrington

Mary M. Harrington, 60, of Bedford, died Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Harold A. Robbins

Harold A. Robbins, 55, Campbellsburg, died at 11:37 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Feb. 24, 2011

Thelma L. MacDonald

Feb. 18, 1921 — Feb. 22, 2011

Thelma Louise MacDonald, 90, Bedford, died at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Bedford, the daughter of Isaac Joseph and Mary Myrtle (Browning) Hawkins. She married Walter Ebie MacDonald on Feb. 24, 1939, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1995.

She was co-owner along with her husband, Ebie, of MacDonald’s Jewelry in Bedford.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1939.

She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church; Altrusa Club, serving as a past president; Salvation Army advisory board; and was a Dunn Hospital Pink Lady volunteer.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Bill) Houston of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Jennifer Houston of Victorville, Calif. and Jeff (Collene) Houston of Irvine, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Ebie MacDonald; two sisters, Lucille Sipes and Naomi Turner; seven brothers, Arthur Hawkins, Burrell Hawkins, Cecil Hawkins, Paul Hawkins, Earl Hawkins, Clarence “Pete” Hawkins and Lloyd Hawkins in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church with the Rev. Charlie Scott and the Rev. Floyd Brick officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

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

The family wishes to thank Hoosier Uplands Hospice for their excellent care.

Contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice in memory of Thelma Louise MacDonald.

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

Janet K. Greene

March 29, 1938 — Feb. 17, 2011

Janet K. Greene, Tucson, Ariz., was called home on Feb. 17, after a brave battle with ALS.

She was born to Mary and Lester Sheeks in Mitchell on March 29, 1938.

She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Bruce B. Greene; and children, Robert “Ramon” and Carol Bass, Renee Ortega, Dave and Sue Greene, Penny Greene, Randy and Cassie Bass, Shane and Julie Gold, Jim and Shelly Greene, and Bill and Ngoc Greene; her sisters, Rosemary McCart and Penny Jones, and by her brother, Bill Sheeks. She is grandmother and great-grandmother to many beloved grandchildren.

Janet was preceded in death by both parents.

Janet retired as a registered nurse after over 20 years of service at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, where she served as Director of Emergency Services.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Catalina in Tucson, Ariz.

Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the funeral service on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends and loved ones consider making gifts in tribute to Janet to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org/donate/) or to a charity of their choosing.

Feb. 23, 2011

Jean B. Moore

July 22, 1927 — Feb. 22, 2011

Jean B. Moore, 83, of 503 V Street, Bedford, died at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born July 22, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clifton and Prescilda (Mercier) Moore. He married Lois Armstrong on Jan. 28, 1950, and she died on July 5, 1969.

He retired from Cummins Engine and NWSC Crane.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy Daugherty and husband Robert, Jerri Smith and husband David, all of Bedford, and Jamie Moore and companion Rob Robbins of Seymour; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Prescilda Bruce of Florida; and one brother, Francis Moore of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, George and Tommy Moore; and two sisters, Doris Fowler and Florence Goodin.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Carl Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

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

Marty J. Phillips

April 8, 1963 — Feb. 21, 2011

Marty Jay Phillips, age 47, of Heltonville, died Monday afternoon at his residence with his loving wife, children, mother, twin sister and other family members at his side.

Born April 8, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of Carlis and Doris (Flynn) Phillips. He had worked at Bloomington Hospital where he was a maintenance technician for 20 years prior to his illness. He had formerly worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, six years in the cafeteria and two years in the laundry.

He liked to go coon hunting and do woodworking projects.

He was a 1981 graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School. Marty was a former member of the FFA in Lawrence County and a volunteer firefighter for the Perry Township Fire Department in Springville.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Fay (Prince) Phillips of Heltonville, whom he married Sept. 6, 1985; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Matt Hawkins of Heltonville; one son, Matthew Phillips, at home; his mother, Doris Harris, of Springville; twin sister, Marsha Kay Hettle, of Springville; three grandchildren, Kyeirah Phillips, Kaden Phillips and Krimsin Strong; and lots of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Carla Hettle.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Michael Duane Phillips; paternal grandparents, Willie and Nancy Phillips; and maternal grandparents, Bennie and Marie Flynn.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Day Funeral Home with Pastors Duane Brown, Uncle Bob Phillips, Rodney Reynolds, Harold Godsey and Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital.

Online condolences may be given at www.dayfuneralservices.com.

Fred W. Jenkins

Feb. 26, 1943 — Feb. 20, 2011

Fred W. Jenkins, 67, West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Bedford, passed away Sunday in West Palm Beach.

He was the son of Fred L. Jenkins and Dorothy A. Miller.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Miller and stepfather, William F. Miller; one sister, Linda and Iain Donaldson, all of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred L. Jenkins; one brother, Gary A. Jenkins; and two sisters, Patricia A. Jenkins and Karen R. Canell.

There were no services as cremation was chosen.

The All Country Funeral Home & Crematory in Lake Worth, Fla,, was in charge of the arrangements.

Emily M. Jacobs

April 25, 1924 — Feb. 22, 2011

Emily Jacobs, 86, of Orleans, died Tuesday morning at the Paoli Health and Living Community in Paoli.

Emily was born April 25, 1924, in Campbellsburg, the daughter of Glen and Leota Nicholson Hamilton. She married Paul R. Jacobs on Feb. 20, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2006.

She was a homemaker and was a pet groomer for many years. She was a member of the Old Union United Methodist Church, Orleans.

Emily is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul David and Adrian Jacobs of Orleans; five grandchildren, Trenace Gilstrap of Orleans, Paula Kellams of Orleans, Charles Slaughter Jr. of Mitchell, Tim Jacobs of Plainfield and Lance Jacobs of Orleans; 17 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Hamilton of Campbellsburg; and a sister, Dorothy Stephenson of Leesburg, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Rita Kay Slaughter; and a twin brother, Eugene Hamilton.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral home in Orleans with Brother Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Visitation for Emily will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Thelma L. MacDonald

Thelma Louise MacDonald, 90, Bedford, died at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Feb. 22, 2011

Mary ‘Kathy’ Barlow

Jan. 13, 1945 — Feb. 20, 2011

Mary (Kathy) Barlow, 66, of 267 Butterfly Lane, Bedford, died at 1:36 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 13, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Maynard and Mary Delight (Bates) Gardner.

She was a CNA/Caregiver for 40 years and a member of the V.F.W. and Order of the Odd Fellows.

Survivors include four children, Cheryl LaClair and Dean of Wisconsin, Cindy Wade and Lloyd of Bedford, Christy Wininger and Tony and Cammie Barlow, all of Mitchell; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Ford, Matt Johnson, Dusty Johnson, Jessica Ford, Jeanetta Ford, Eric LaClair, Dwayne Barlow, David Barlow and Katie Wininger; one great-grandchild, Braelyn Johnson; and two sisters, Vera Brown and Edith Sinders.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Don Gardner; and two sisters, Ruth Smith and Dottie Guthrie.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Willis Wayne Hawkins

May 21, 1920 — Feb. 21, 2011

Willis Wayne Hawkins, 90, of Bedford, died at 2:20 a.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born May 21, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elza Dalton and Edna (Stultz) Hawkins. He married Minnie Marie Coombs on Dec. 10, 1944, and she survives.

He was a self-employed building and concrete contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church where he was very instrumental in building the Life Center. He was a member of the V.F.W., Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, member and past president of the Lawrence County Homebuilders Association and was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie, of Bedford; one son, Kent Hawkins of Bedford; two grandchildren, Justin Allen Hawkins and wife Shauna and Misty Dawn Johnson and husband Dustin of Bedford; and four great-grandchildren, Trace Allen and Lane Roger Hawkins, Jeslyn Kay and Dalton Wayne Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Evelyn Gentry; and one daughter-in-law, Sandra Kay Hawkins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

Mary Lou Brain

Sept. 24, 1930 — Feb. 20, 2011

Mary Lou (Haase) Brain, 80, of Cambridge Square, Bedford, died Sunday at her residence.

Born Sept. 24, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she was the daughter of Albert and Alvina (Blattel) Haase. She married Halden Lee Brain in August 1956.

She was a homemaker and babysitter.

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

Survivors include her children, Aaron J. Brain and wife Mattie L. of Springville, Jeffery M. Brain and wife Frieda K. of Bedford, Theresa L. Magnus and husband Mike of Oolitic, Angela M. Shank and husband Bruce of Ellettsville and Jerry L. Brain and wife Sarah of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Dustin A. Brain, Eric Hopkins, Lukus E. Shaw, Dominic Newport, David Newport, Abby Shank, Kaylee Barajas, Kaleb Barajas, Christopher Barajas and Tristen Brain; great-grandchild, Savanah Hopkins; and brothers, Eugene Haase and Pete Haase and wife Judy all of Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Martha Kern and Anna Mae Rainey.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A Rosary Service will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

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

Diana J. Sanders

Sept. 17, 1936 — Feb. 19, 2011

Diana J. Sanders age 74 of Art Gallery Road, Bedford passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1936, in Boonville, to Lewis M. and Pearl E. (Raven) Wilkinson. She married Paul Sanders on Oct. 28, 1961, and he preceded her in death.

Diana worked at Spring Mill State Park for several years.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa E. Webb of Bedford and Krista L. Sipples of Versailles; one son, Michael J. Leslie of Charlotte, N.C.; three stepchildren, Terry Sanders of Bedford, Paul V. Sanders of Bedford and Robert A. Sanders of Columbia City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Sue Benchekroun.

No services are scheduled. Her wishes were to be cremated, and entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

John E. Rowe

July 12, 1943 — Feb. 20, 2011

John E. Rowe, 67, of Oolitic, life’s journey ended at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove.

Born July 12, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Rufo and Virginia (Waldon) Rowe. He married Pauline Sexton on Sept. 4, 1964 and she survives.

He retired from RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics in Bloomington.

He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of V.F.W. in Oolitic and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

John loved his family, his dog (Elsie), his truck and Oolitic.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline, of Oolitic; a daughter, Melissa Rowe of Oolitic; a grandson, Shane Rowe of Oolitic; several cousins, nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law; brother and sister-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry Rowe (in infancy); and a sister, Patty Sturgill.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Jean B. Moore

Jean B. Moore, 83, of Bedford, died today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 21, 2011

Randy L. Godsey

June 12, 1961 — Feb. 17, 2011

Randy Lee Godsey, 49, Mitchell, passed away Thursday at his residence.

Born June 12, 1961, in Bedford, he is the son of Earl Leroy and Mary (Baker) Godsey. He married Vickie (Blackwell) Workman April 13, 1990.

He was a military policeman in the U.S. Army and was attached to the 572nd Military Police Company based at Ft. Ritchie, Md. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250.

Randy graduated from Bedford-North Lawrence High School in 1979 and was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church. He had been employed at Regal Beloit and Baxter Pharmaceuticals.

Surviving are his wife, Vickie Godsey of Mitchell; daughters, Jennifer (Jeremy) Neill of Australia and Jill (Justin) Copp of Hattiesburg, Miss.; parents, Earl Leroy and Mary Godsey of Springville; stepchildren, Jacey Workman of Orleans and Jori Workman of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kyran Copp, Karsyn Copp, Skylar Workman, Yasmin Workman, Jayven Workman, Nevaeh Workman, and Ethan Pemberton; brothers, Mark (Janet) Godsey of Centerville and Scott (Cheryl) Godsey of Avon; a sister, Kristi (Chad) Rayhill of Mitchell; and nieces and nephews, Heidi Staggs, Nicholas Rayhill, Erik Godsey, Morgan Godsey, Garrett Godsey, and Zachary Godsey.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Erin Raper and Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Randy Lee Godsey Memorial Fund.

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

Lailah Rae Eisele

Feb. 18, 2011 — Feb. 18, 2011

Lailah Rae Eisele, newborn daughter of Zachary and Brittany (Harrison) Eisele, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Surviving are her parents, Zachary and Brittany Eisele of Mitchell; grandparents, Rhonda Herd of Paoli, Noble Harrison of Paoli, Mara Eisele of Bedford and William Scott Eisele of Williams; great-grandparents, Bonnie Young of Bedford, Caroline Harrison of Bedford and Jack and Hazel Tanner of Mitchell; uncles, Seth Harrison, Steve Nicholas and Jason Eisele; and aunt, Amanda Childers.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Donald Harrison and William Charles Young.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Perry officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Dona M. Kirk

Oct. 25, 1962 — Feb. 20, 2011

Dona M. Kirk age 48, of 330 Topaz St., Mitchell, passed away on Sunday.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1962, in Bedford, to Donald R. and Lee Nordhoff. She married Dan Kirk, and he survives.

Survivors include her husband Dan Kirk of Mitchell; five daughters, Cherie’ Holmes, Danielle Vejar, Nikki Vejar, Brandi Vejar, and Holly Kirk; one son, Levi Kirk; one stepson, Paul Kirk, three grandchildren; her parents, Donald Nordhoff and Lee Nordhoff; one sister, Kyle Baxter; two brothers, Mark Nordhoff and Scott Nordhoff; and her mother-in-law, Phyllis Kirk.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jon Robert Nordhoff.

Dona was a licensed practical nurse for 16 years and also a contractor in home building with Kirk Development.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Willis Hawkins

Willis Hawkins, 90, of Bedford, died at 2:20 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary K. Barlow

Mary K. Barlow, 66, of Bedford, died at 1:36 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary Brain

Mary Brain, 79, of Bedford, died Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 20, 2011

Nina Mae (Stigall) Stannard

April 2, 1921 — Feb. 17, 2011

Nina Mae (Stigall) Stannard, 89, of 8323 Lake Tree Lane, Indianapolis, went to heaven to take care of God’s garden on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at her residence.

Born April 2, 1921, in Somerset, KY, she was the daughter of George W. and Lilly Patton. She married Frank B. Stannard, and he preceded her in death. She was employed at RCA in Bloomington, IN, where she retired.

She was a loving mother to Clinton D. Stannard, of Orange, CA, Peggy J. Vandal of Indianapolis, IN, Connie Sue Dulik of Franklin, IN, Janice Kay Barkat, Indianapolis, IN, and Marcia Joan Gentry of Martinsville, IN; loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren; great-grandmother to 39 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandmother to five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers, Theodore, Hobart, Oakley, Delbert and Oatis; and two sisters, Winnie and Vina.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2011, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with David Vandal officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Friends and family are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Nina at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy B. Collier

Dorothy B. Collier, 95, of Mitchell and formerly of Campbellsburg, died Friday. Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 8-11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Feb. 19, 2011

John D. McMillen

June 7, 1936 — Feb. 17, 2011

John David McMillen, age 74, of Seymour, died at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Born on June 7, 1936, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Howard C. and Emily McMillen. On Feb. 2, 1958, he and Judith Asbell were married at the Bedford First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. R. E. Badger officiating.

After graduation from Bedford High School in 1954, he received a BSEE, an MSEE, and a PhD from Purdue University. Following that he spent six years in Columbus, Ohio, in the employ of Industrial Nucleonics and The Ohio State University. In 1972, he returned to Bedford, where he operated a car business and sold insurance. Later he started his own consulting business that involved custom accounting systems, which he operated until his retirement in 2003.

Since then, he was a resident of Jackson County, and delighted in being a companion to his four local grandchildren. During that time he passionately sought a smoking ban for the city of Seymour. Once that was achieved, he moved on to work toward a smoke-free workplace law for the state of Indiana.

When living in Bedford, he was a member of the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Bedford Little Theater, and the First United Methodist Church. After moving to Jackson County, he joined the First United Methodist Church in Seymour and sang in the choir.

He is survived by his wife, Judi; two daughters, Mary (Steve) Freeman of Seymour, and Julie (John) Rieser of Lafayette; one son, Richard H. (Deanna) McMillen of Bedford; 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christine, Andrew, and Joseph Freeman, John D., James, Jordan, Jessica, and Janessa Rieser, and Jacob, Zachariah, and Carrie McMillen; one great-grandson; and one brother Earl (Rosemarie) McMillen of Franklin.

In keeping with his life-long love of learning, John donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program of the Indiana University School of Medicine. There will be a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clarion Hospice Yellow Rose Unit c/o Methodist Health Foundation, 1800 N Capitol Avenue, PO Box 7168, Indianapolis, IN 46207, or to the Indiana University School of Medicine Anatomical Education Program, Medical Science 5035, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Randy L. Godsey

June 12, 1961 — Feb. 17, 2011

Randy Lee Godsey, 49, Mitchell, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Randy Lee Godsey Memorial Fund.

Janice M. Edwards

March 21, 1958 — Feb. 17, 2011

Janice Marie (Johnson) Edwards, 52, Louisville, formerly of Williams, passed away at 9:31 p.m. Thursday at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

Born March 21, 1958, in Bedford, she is the daughter of L. Vernon and Barbara C. (Chapman) Johnson.

She was employed at Derby Industries in Louisville and graduated from Bedford-North Lawrence High School in 1976.

Surviving are sons, Perry Michael Edwards of Washington, D.C. and Matthew V. Edwards of Jeffersonville; her parents, Vernon and Barbara Johnson of Williams; a sister, Sheryl McBride and husband Jan of Bedford; and a brother, Faron Johnson and wife Karen of Bedford.

Her brother, Alan L. Johnson, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Port Williams Cemetery with Karen Johnson officiating.

There is no scheduled visitation.

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

Nina M. Stannard

April 2, 1921 — Feb. 17, 2011

Nina Mae (Stigall) Stannard, 89, of 8323 Lake Tree Lane, Indianapolis died Thursday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Feb. 18, 2011

David L. Cox

Sept. 9, 1937 — Feb. 17, 2011

David L. Cox, 73, Bedford, died at 2:23 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Martin County, the son of Berlin Cox and Mary (Riggle) Pedigo.

He was a truck driver, retiring after over 37 years.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his companion of 25 years, Judy Crane of Bedford; four daughters, Crystal Rice of Minnesota, Shelby Schuck of Wisconsin, Heidi (Bill) Wagner of Bedford, and Billie Ann (Jerry) Whitis of Columbus; one son, Greg (Lora) Joyner of Bedford; four brothers, Joe (Nancy) Cox of Indianapolis, Ray (Judy) Cox of West Baden, and John (Debbie) Cox and Paul Cox, all of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville.

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

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

Margaret C. Brock

April 17, 1940 — Feb. 16, 2011

Margaret Carol Brock, 70, of Bedford, died at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

She was born April 17, 1940, in Johnson City, Tenn., the daughter of Ernest and Leola (McKinney) Embree. She married Paul Brock in Elizabethton, Tenn., on Nov. 28, 1955, with whom she spent 48 beautiful years, until he passed away on Dec. 22, 2003.

She was disabled.

Her hobbies included reading The Bible, Readers Digest, music and time with family. She will be greatly missed, but will forever remain in our hearts.

Surviving are seven children, Karen (Bob) Dunford of Ann Arbor, Mich,, Paul Wesley (Sandy) Brock of Plymouth, Mich., Patricia Brock of Orlando, Fla., Alan (Mercy) Brock of Bedford, David (Tami) Brock of Howell, Mich., Timothy Brock of Howell, Mich., and Launa (Greg) Roberts of Bedford; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews; and three sisters, Jean (Tom) Thompson of Jonesboro, Tenn., Shirley Clendening of Johnson City, Tenn., and Cathy Hough of Stockbridge, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; loving son, Michael Brock; two brothers, Frank Markland and Joe Hughes; and one sister, Lucille Action.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Mich., with graveside service at 2 p.m. on Monday.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be considered to the local VFW in memory of Margaret Carol Brock.

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

Betty M. Sipes

April 11, 1927 — Feb. 17, 2001

Betty M. Sipes, 83, of Bedford, formerly of 1109 “T” Street, died at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born April 11, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Geneva (Davis) Bailey. She married Jack R. Sipes and he preceded her in death.

She was a telephone operator for Indiana Bell and retired in 1984 after 39 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bedford, Indiana Bell Pioneers, and Bell Ladies Luncheon Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Fountain and husband Duane of Bedford; one sister, Barbara Moore and husband Ervin of Bedford; and two grandchildren, Brycen and Alexa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, John David; and one daughter, Beverly Elaine, both in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jim Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

No visitation is scheduled.

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

Jeanette E. Gould

Dec. 20, 1911 — Feb. 17, 2011

Jeanette E. Gould, 99, a lifelong resident of Mitchell, passed away peacefully at 2 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell.

She was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Mitchell, the daughter of John Leslie and Mabel (Ellison) Gainey. She married Edward Gould on Feb. 22, 1953, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1988.

She was in the clothing business on Main Street in Mitchell for 42 years.

She attended Mitchell Schools.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include her caregiver, Norma June Hutchinson of Bedford.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Mitchell.

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

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

Nina M. Stannard

Nina M. Stannard, 89, of Indianapolis, died at 11:05 a.m. on Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 17, 2011

Rebecca A. Mitchell

Feb. 2, 1933 — Feb. 15, 2011

Rebecca Ann Mitchell, 78, of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 5 a.m. on Tuesday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehab.

Born Feb. 2, 1933, in Fort Ritner, she was the daughter of Hugh Mac and Neva Blanche (Matthew) Jean. She married Clyde Mitchell on June 24, 1951, and he survives.

Rebecca was a homemaker and Office Manager for Edgewood Clinic for 15 years. She was a member of Bedford First United Methodist Church and had attended Leesville United Methodist Church. She was a member of Roadside Council, and a 4-H Leader with Leesville Ridge Runners.

She was a devoted wife mother, grandmother and friend, fabulous cook and a big basketball fan.

Surviving with her husband, Clyde; is one son, Clyde G. Mitchell III and wife Gye of South Carolina; two daughters, Polly J. Brewer and husband Bill of Florida and Annie L. Kent and husband Don of Bloomington; nine grandchildren, Hillary Mitchell, Madison Mitchell, Alexis Mitchell, Bryce Kent, Kendall Kent, Kelsey Kent, Stephen Brewer, Matthew Brewer and Emily Brewer; and nieces and nephews, Michael Hubrecht, Maurice Hubrecht, Charles Hubrecht, Susie Andrews, Steve Andrews, Bill Andrews, Molly Erspan, Roger Erspan, and Jim and Tom Gerkin.

Rebecca was preceded in death by three sisters, Francis Gerkin, Helen Marie, and Mary Ellen Boyles; one brother, Hugh Franklin Jean; and two nephews, Victor and Louis Hubrecht.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Cavetown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Becky at www.daycarter.com

Carol Pritchett

Oct. 14, 1950 — Feb. 15, 2011

Carol Atchley Pritchett, 60, of Bedford and Naples, Fla., passed away at 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family.

Carol was born in Malvern, Ark., on Oct. 14, 1950, to H.C. and June Atchley who survive. Her family moved to Bedford in 1966. She was a graduate of Bedford High School.

She held her Indiana Real Estate License and worked for A&A Realty during the 1980s. She was of the Baptist Faith.

During the last 20 years Carol had split her time between Bedford, and Okeechobee and Naples, Fla. Carol had spent the last five years of her life battling cancer in order to enjoy and spoil her only grandchild Kate Hatfield who was born 5 months after her battle began.

Carol was an animal lover, and never met a stranger. She enjoyed talking with everyone, and anyone who knew Carol would be quick to agree.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Pritchett of Bedford; her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Hatfield and their daughter, the light of her life, Kate Hatfield of Camby; her parents, H.C. and June Atchley of Naples, Fla.; and her brother Clay Atchley and his wife Melinda, and their daughters, Hannah and Lauren of Lake Bluff, Ill.

She was preceded in death by a child that died at birth, Henry Dee Hatfield; her paternal and maternal grandparents of Arkansas; and her dear pet kitty, Sophie.

Per her wishes cremation was chosen. A private celebration of her life for family will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens.

The family wants to thank all of those who have offered support during the final months of Carol’s life.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Cole Winnefeld’s Crusade to support Charles’ great nephew’s battle with cancer at any Chase bank branch.

Jesse F. Jones

Sept. 6, 1927 — Jan. 28, 2011

Jesse F. Jones, 83, Bedford, formerly of Elmhurst, Ill., died Jan. 28 at Johnson’s Christian Village in Bedford. Per his wishes, cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the East Oolitic Community Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

David L. Cox

David L. Cox, 73, of Bedford, died at 2:23 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Feb. 16, 2011

Grace M. Vanest

April 12, 1919 — Feb. 15, 2011

Grace M. Vanest, 91, of Bedford, died at 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday at her daughter’s residence.

Born April 12, 1919, near Columbus, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Anne (Bundy) Alexander. She married the Rev. O. Lester Vanest on July 10, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1993.

She attended Dipper School, a one-room school four miles west of Columbus, for eight years, and Columbus High School, graduating with the class of 1937.

She was a member of Erie United Methodist Church.

She was a beloved wife and mother; and cook at Rivervale Methodist Church Camp for 15 years. She and her husband served in United Methodist churches locally at Heltonville, Erie and Springville, and other United Methodist Churches in Southern Indiana. She ministered with her husband as a gospel singer, choir leader, youth worker and women’s leader.

Surviving are two sons, Everett “Bud” Vanest and wife Joyce of Bloomington, and Tom Vanest and wife Kristin of Dennison, Texas; one daughter, Marigrace Bennett and her husband Nick of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester Vanest; one daughter, Wanda Griffin; and eight siblings.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Erie United Methodist Church with Bud Vanest officiating. Burial will follow in Erie Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Grace M. Vanest.

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

Dr. David A. Ellmore

Nov. 18, 1943 — Feb. 10, 2011

Dr. David A. Ellmore, 67, of Bedford, passed away on Feb. 10 in Indianapolis.

He was a graduate of the IU School of Dentistry and a member of Psi Omega Fraternity.

He practiced dentistry in Bedford and was a member of ADA, IDA, and South Central District Society.

He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Seth A. and Mary A.; sister, Margaret E. (Benjamin) Swindler of Anchorage, Ky; brother, William A. (Laurel) Ellmore of Lake Mary, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Robert A. and Virgie C. Ellmore of Salem.

A loving husband, father and brother. He will be missed by all.

Committal will be at Crown Hill Cemetery’s Gothic Chapel, 700 W. 38th St. in Indianapolis at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. A memorial service will be at noon on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society and/or the First Presbyterian Church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, Indianapolis.

Visit www.leppertmortuary.com, where you can sign a guest book or leave a message for the family.

Robert W. Patton

March 17, 1940 — Feb. 14, 2011

Robert Wayne Patton, 70, Mitchell, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born March 17, 1940, in Paoli, he was the son of Lewis C. and Gracie F. (Thacker) Patton, Sr. He married Pearl Ann Hall June 1, 1963.

He retired from Stone City Products and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He graduated from Paoli High School in 1959.

Surviving are wife, Pearl Patton of Mitchell; a brother, Lewis Patton, Jr. of Mitchell; a sister, Shirley (Jerry) Wagner of Mitchell; and nieces and nephews, Terry Wagner, Marvin Patton, Sydney Patton, Jerry Patton, Greg Patton, Sandy Kendall, Teresa Collins, and Sherri Mace.

His parents; sister, Ruby Marie Patton; and brother, Lee R. Patton, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Hoskins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Terry Wagner, Christian Wagner, Earl Hall, Marvin Patton, Doug Kendall, and David Kendall.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society.

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

Gertrude Love

Dec. 9, 1916 — Feb. 14, 2011

Gertrude Love, 94, Mitchell, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at her residence. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Merle Mullins officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Feb. 15, 2011

Frank C. Manzenberger

July 19, 1928 — Feb. 14, 2011

Frank Calvin Manzenberger, 82, of Oolitic, died at 4:05 a.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born July 19, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John F. and Alpha Mae (Bartlett) Manzenberger. He married Rosemary Todd on May 1, 1948, and she survives.

Frank graduated from Heltonville High School in 1946. He started out working in the stone industry as a planerman for 16 years while serving as Pleasant Run Township Trustee. He became the first Building, Grounds and Transportation Supervisor at NLCS from 1966-1973. His next job was Director of Plant Facilities at Bedford Medical Center before taking a job as vice president of Support Services, from which he retired in 1991.

He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church where he served as elder. He was also a member of the Rotary Club.

He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-48.

Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing croquet, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; his children, Lynn David Manzenberger, Shelley Fox and husband Jerry, and Donald Manzenberger; grandchildren John David Manzenberger and wife Kimi, Jeffrey Manzenberger and wife Amanda, Jay Dustin Fox, Jeremy Fox and wife Jennifer, Natasha Martin and husband Bill, Avery Rose Meinhardt and husband Jason, Abbey Quinn Manzenberger and Alex Ben Manzenberger; great-grandchildren, Matalie Rose Martin, Wyatt Martin, Maverick Martin, Jachin Fox, Dustin Fox and Noah Calvin Manzenberger; step-great-grandchildren, Zack Wolcott, Klay Cleek and Madison Meinhardt; and sisters, Mildred Deckard, Luella Clampitt, Alpha McKnight and Angeline Sego and husband Max.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill, Joe and Johnny Manzenberger; sisters, Helen Reuter, Catherine Covey and Mary Jane Moses; and grandson, Thomas George.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Hillcrest Christian Church with Brother Charles Delaney and Brother Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery with military rites.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Pallbearers: John David Manzenberger, Jeffrey Manzenberger, Jay Fox, Jeremy Fox, Alex Ben Manzenberger, Bill Martin, Ansel Deckard Jr., and Jason Meinhardt.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice or LIFE Pantry.

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

Mary L. ‘Peggy’ Thorp

April 25, 1936 — Feb. 11, 2011

Mary Louise “Peggy” Thorp age 74, of Stumphole Bridge Road, Williams, left this world to be with the Lord on Friday at 7:20 p.m. at her residence.

Peggy was born on April 25, 1936, in North Vernon, to Guy E. and Charity (Rose) Ray. She married Alan Thorp on March 30, 1957, in Brownsburg, and he survives.

Peggy worked in the office of Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, secretary to commissary office at Camp Lejuene, N.C., worked for Indiana State Department of Health, Lawrence County Council on Aging, and she also owned a gift shop in Williams. She also was very instrumental in developing “HIS HANDS EXTENDED,” a ministry to help people in need in Lawrence County. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband Alan Thorp of Williams; two sons, Craig Thorp and wife Angela of Bedford, Steven Thorp and wife Sandra of Williams; grandchildren, Jade, Lara, Candace, Alex, Brett, Briana and Ashley; and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Reise, and Aliana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and sisters, Warren Penn, Marcelle Penn, Walter Penn, Charles Penn, Sharon Ray and Virginia Amstutz

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the First Assembly of God, 2601 27th St. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.

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

Arrangements under direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Rebecca A. Mitchell

Rebecca Ann Mitchell, 78, Bedford, died at 5 a.m. today at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Robert W. Patton

Robert Wayne Patton, 70, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Gertrude Love

Gertrude Love, 94, died Monday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Feb. 14, 2011

Ronald D. Neideffer

March 21, 1934 — Feb. 13, 2011

Ronald D. Neideffer, 76, Mitchell, passed away at 5:34 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born March 21, 1934, in Washington County, he was the son of Roy G. and Hazel Priscilla (Freed) Neideffer. He married Lois M. Watterson Oct. 15, 1954, and she preceded him in death Dec. 14, 1989. He married Carol Ann (Lowrance) Pentzer March 20, 1993.

He was a former employee of Bridwell’s Appliance Store in Bedford and retired with 32 years of service. He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church and the Mitchell Lions Club.

Ronnie was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Warren G. Brock American Legion Post No. 69.

Surviving with his wife, Carol Neideffer of Mitchell; are daughters, Debbie (Jonathan) Hunt of Georgetown, Gwyndolyn (Chris Carter) Pentzer of Williams, and Amy (Landon) Lindley of Fayetteville; a son, Michael Pentzer of Bloomington; a sister, Jennie I. (Rex) Wolcott of Ellett,sville; and grandchildren, Kenton and Rebecca Carter and Nicholas Lindley.

His parents; first wife; and sister, Geneva Joy Wheat, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 69.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Orleans Christian Church or Warren Brock American Legion Post No. 69. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Darrell Fleetwood

June 22, 1943 — Feb. 13, 2011

Darrell Fleetwood, 67, Heltonville, died Sunday at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1943, in Norman, the son of Ralph and Velva (Davis) Fleetwood.

He worked as a truck driver, loved to fish and tinker with cars and trucks.

In May of 1967, he married Paula Richards and she survives. Surviving with his wife are six sons, Brian of Arizona, Rick or Norman, Brent of Georgia, Darren of Bedford, Jeff of Seymour and Chris of Heltonville; two brothers, Danny of Norman and Gerald of Spraytown; a sister, Brenda Cremeens of Norman; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph; and brother, David.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with the Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

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

Ralph E. Gardner

Jan. 2, 1914 — Feb. 13, 2011

Ralph Edward Gardner, retired farmer and long-time resident of Leipsic, Orange County, and then Lawrence County, died on Sunday. He was in his 98th year, having been born Jan. 2, 1914.

As a young man, Ralph matured in the environment of the first Great Depression and his position within a long-time prominent Orange County farming family was fatefully timed to stimulate the development and strengthening of his devotion to family responsibilities while enabling achievement of personal work ethics admired by all who knew him.

He was the second eldest of Orel and Dora (Lewis) Gardners’ six children, grandson of Henry and Polly Ann (Wible) Gardner, and was widowed from wives Kathleen (Baker) Gardner (1959) and Geneva (Gardner) Buck Gardner (2003).

Survivors include one daughter, Dinah L. (Gardner) Sears, Arlington Heights, IL; late wife Geneva’s children, Judy (Buck) Adamson of Greenwood, and Steve Buck of Sun City, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Mary (Gardner) Shanks of Orleans, and Louise (Gardner) Smith of Brownsburg.

A son, Michael Ralph, was stillborn in 1941. Mr. Gardner has three deceased brothers, Lewis, Howard and Carl.

Graveside service will be at noon on Wednesday with Sister Jeanne Silvers officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Visitation will be from 9–10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that condolences in the form of contributions be sent to the general fund of the Leipsic United Methodist Church, Leipsic.

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

Robert E. Eads

July 9, 1921 — Feb. 10, 2011

Robert E. “Bob” Eads, 89, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1921, in Oolitic, to Doltie and Amelia (Sowders) Eads. On Sept. 15, 1943, he married Evelyn Chenault, and she survives.

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

Surviving with his wife, Evelyn, are one son, Lanny Eads and wife Donetta of Bedford; one daughter, Penny Spice and husband Larry of Seymour; six grandchildren, Todd Sumpter, Brad Sumpter, Kelli Simmons, Phillip Eads, Amy Eads and Genny Eads; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Nelli Turner.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow.

The Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Rachel Edwards

Nov. 16, 1918 — Feb. 12, 2011

Mary Rachel Edwards, 92, of Orleans, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Health and Living in Mitchell.

She was born Nov. 16, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Inath Wolfe Jenkins. She married Bob Edwards on March 14, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1999.

She was a member of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene for many years.

She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Burris of Mitchell, Sue Edwards and Tammy Russell, both of Orleans, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; her husband; four sons, Bobby, Lee, David and Buddy Edwards, a grandson, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter preceded her in death.

There will be no visitation and a private service will be held at a later date.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Frank Manzenberger

Frank Manzenberger, 82, of Oolitic, died at 4:05 a.m. on Monday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 13, 2011

Russell D. Johnson

June 18, 1932 — Feb. 11, 2011

Russell D. Johnson, 78, of 121 Old Buddha Road, Bedford, died at 7:22 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011, at Indiana University Health in Bloomington.

Born June 18, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Fay E. and Villa (Monday) Johnson.

He married Marilyn Jackson on July 11, 1980, and she survives. He retired from Central Foundry in 1992 and was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM and U.A.W. Local #440.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of Bedford; four sons, Tom Johnson and wife, Sandra, of Columbus, Gary Johnson and wife, Liane, of Bloomington, Brad Johnson and wife, Kim, of Owensville, IN, and Todd Johnson of Paoli; three daughters, Pamela Pinto of Bedford, Gina Hembree and husband, Randy, of Bloomington, and Tina Earl and husband, Tim, of Silverville; four brothers, Kenny Johnson and wife, Barbara, and Benny Johnson and wife, Barbara, all of Washington, Jim Johnson and wife, Wilma, of Arizona, and Jack Johnson and wife, Becky, of Bedford; three sisters, May Newkirk of Florida, Rose Cummings and husband, Jack, and Vera Quackenbush and husband, Don, all of Bedford; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2011, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Russell at www.daycarter.com.

Feb. 12, 2011

Ben LaRocca

Dec. 24, 1921 — Feb. 11, 2011

Ben LaRocca, 89, Mitchell, formerly of Chicago, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Brindisi, Italy, he was the son of Vincent and Theresa (Mancuso) LaRocca. He was married to Reva June Bach and she preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Isabel Absolor on Nov. 11, 1998.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250.

He was a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Isabel LaRocca of Mitchell; daughter, Carol (Michael) Edwards of Orleans; son, David (Donna) LaRocca of Mitchell; grandsons, Zach (Lindsey) Edwards and Sam Edwards; great-granddaughter, Holland Edward; brothers, Michael LaRocca of Florida and Johnny LaRocca of Lombard, Ill.

His parents; first wife; brother, Rocco LaRocca; and sisters, Dolly LaRocca and Angie Lorusso, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen. There will be no visitation.

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

Robert E. Eads

July 9, 1921 — Feb. 10, 2011

Robert E. “Bob” Eads, 89, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1921, in Oolitic, to Doltie and Amelia (Sowders) Eads. On Sept. 15, 1943, he married Evelyn Chenault, and she survives.

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

Surviving with his wife, Evelyn, are one son, Lanny Eads and wife Donetta of Bedford; one daughter, Penny Spice and husband Larry of Seymour; six grandchildren, Todd Sumpter, Brad Sumpter, Kelli Simmons, Phillip Eads, Amy Eads and Genny Eads; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Nelli Turner.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore with Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow.

The Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville is in charge of the arrangements.

William M. Marlott

May 11, 1927 — Feb. 10, 2011

William M. Marlott 83, of Westfield, died Thursday. Bill was born May 11, 1927, in Heltonville, to Warren and Lorraine Dulin Marlott; they preceded him in death.

He was also preceded by his wives, Virginia May King Marlott and Mary Ann Naylor Marlott, and his brother, John Robert Marlott.

Mr. Marlott was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was retired from Evans Construction and the City of Lebanon Utilities.

Bill was an avid and well-known Native American Hobbyist.

He is survived by his children, Jeffery Marlott (Deborah), Billie Essex, and Becky Marlott; his grandchildren, Cory Essex (Anne), Emily Essex, Kevin Essex, Jennifer Butts Pickett (Zeb), Jill Butts Zeller (Danny), Jeremy Blackwood (Rachel), Katherine Marlott, and Jon Marlott; great-grandchildren, Zoe Pickett and Jessa Zeller; his sister, Marge Bailey (Robert); and his brother, Phillip Marlott (Mariam).

Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson, 78, of Bedford, died Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 11, 2011

Ethel E. McCammon

Dec. 15, 1919 — Feb. 10, 2010

Ethel E. “Betty” McCammon, 91, Mitchell, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Dec. 15, 1919, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Ora W. and Millie (Sherrill) Shaw. She married George W. McCammon Oct. 17, 1939, and he preceded her in death Nov. 1, 2001.

Betty was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, Prim Priscillas, Sew and Sos, Spring Mill Stitchers, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. She was a volunteer for the Girl Scouts and Heart Fund. For a short time she was employed at NAD Crane and was a member of A.F.G.E.

Surviving are her children, Phoebe Jane Simmons of Clermont, Fla., Stephen (Nancy) McCammon of North Manchester, Mark (Brenda) McCammon of Mitchell, and Ann (Tom) Greenwell of Bedford; 10 grandchildren, Lisa (Stephen) Harnishfeger, Jack Simmons II, Scott Simmons, Amy (Ed) Bell, Shawn (Julie) McCammon, Stephanie (Don) Owens, Stacie McCammon, Michelle (Brian) Duncan, Lori (Troy) Hess, Travis (Jennifer) Greenwell; 15 great-grandchildren, Christopher Harnishfeger, Scott Simmons, Jazmyn McCammon, Carrie and Tiffany Owens, Joel and Jessica Heseman, Ashton Melvin, Alyssa and Ashley Duncan, Holly and Hilary Hess, Hannah, Emily, and Andrew Greenwell; one great-great-granddaughter, Lexie Short; and one sister, Emma Lee Williams of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; sisters, Violetta Shaw, Fern Duncan, Ruth Mercer and Lettie Belle Little; brothers, Bonnie Lee, Lawrence, Leland, Clair, and Ora Clay Shaw; and son-in-law, Jack Simmons, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Troy Hess, Brian Duncan, Ashton Melvin, Travis Greenwell, Shawn McCammon, Jack Simmons II and Scott Simmons.

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

Louis R. McKnight

Nov. 22, 1932 — Feb. 8, 2011

Louis Ray McKnight, 78, of Harrodsburg, passed away Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Louis was born on Nov. 22, 1932, in Monroe County; he was the son of Albert and Etta (Carson) McKnight.

Louis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1952-1956 during the Korean Conflict. His most significant assignment was aboard the USS Halsey Powell.

He was retired from Westinghouse/ABB.

He loved to fish and spend time in the woods around his home.

He attended school at Harrodsburg and Smithville.

He really enjoyed his family time and being with close friends.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Hilda (Vaughn) McKnight; one son, Kevin McKnight and wife Jeanette of Bloomington; one daughter, Cathi Lake and husband Jon of Greenfield; one granddaughter, Becky Chastain and husband Doug; one great-grandson, Cole Chastain; one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Chastain, all of Bloomington; his twin sister, Lois Morron of Heltonville; sisters, Ella Smith and husband Russell and Glenda Ketcham and husband Daniel; and one brother, Homer McKnight and wife Peggy, all of Bloomington.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lucy Turner, and his brother, Warren McKnight.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Russell Elkins officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

Rita Hunter

The cemetery for the burial of Rita Hunter has been changed to Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Feb. 10, 2011

Raymond E. Stearns

Aug. 13, 1933 — Feb. 8, 2011

CSM Ret. Raymond E. Stearns, 77, of 1734 Parkview Dr., Bedford, died at 2:44 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born Aug. 13, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jaison and Georgia (Skaggs) Stearns. He married Alice Jenkins on July 2, 1953, in Bedford and she survives.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 26, 1951, and retired on Aug. 31, 1979, as a Command Sergeant Major after serving 28 years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

He later retired from the Colorado Dept. of Corrections in 1997.

He attended Mitchell schools and attended the Salvation Army Church. He was a member of the D.A.V., American Legion and V.F.W.

Survivors include his wife, Alice, of Bedford; three daughters, Terri Lea Stearns of Mitchell, Tammy Lynn Stearns of Pringle, S.D., and Tracy Louise Page of Bedford; three grandsons, Jason Martin and wife Jessica of Anderson, Curtis Scott of Mitchell and William Cox of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three granddaughters, Jennifer Hsu and husband James of Bedford, Heather Cox of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Katherine Cox of Colorado Springs, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Courtney of Bedford, Christian and Leighton of Anderson and Addison, Marie, Bailey, Connor and Cian, all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one brother, Robert Stearns of Mitchell; four sisters, Shirley Cole of California, Norma Jean Foster of Tipton, Tenn., Delores Hopper and husband Wendell of Mitchell and Helen Shope of Mooresville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Della Lifford; and four brothers, Cecil Stearns, Roger Davis, Ronald Stearns and Frank Stearns.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ray Briggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of the Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Children of Fallen Soldiers’ Relief Fund (www.cfsrf.org).

The family of Sergeant Major Stearns would like to extend an open invitation to all military personnel who wish to honor him. The family will host a reception in his honor at the Mitchell American Legion following the graveside services.

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

Jane Beretta Wilcox

July 14, 1925 — Feb. 8, 2011

Jane Beretta Wilcox, 85, of Mitchell, died at 1:37 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born July 14, 1925, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Giulio and Ida (Baratta) Beretta. She married George T. Wilcox, March 27, 1948, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1944.

She was a member of Tunnelton United Methodist Church, president of the United Methodist Women (UMW); district officer and women’s leader of Lawrence County Farm Bureau, Inc.; president of Bono Progress Homemaker’s Club and president of Lawrence County Extension Homemaker’s Club.

Surviving with her husband, George of Mitchell; are three daughters, Sandra (Steve) Chastain of Celestine, Rhea Dawn (Rick) Smith of Ostrander, Ohio, and Susie (Mark) Embree of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Charlotte (J.R.) Roesner of Elberfeld, Morgan Sanders and Evan Sanders of Mitchell and Morgane and David Embree of Mitchell; one great-grandchild, Clayton Roesner of Elberfeld; and several nieces, nephews great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Julius, Bruno, Joe, Loris, Fred and Charles Beretta; and one sister, Ramona Viers.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Clark and the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Tunnelton United Methodist Church or the Bryantsville Hunger Relief, c/o Calvin Tincher, 1824 Blue Springs Cavern Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Floyd W. Ball

May 5, 1930 — Feb. 8, 2011

Floyd W. Ball, 80, of Bedford, died at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born May 5, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Noble and Edith (Owens) Ball. He married Mildred Easton in February 1958, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2003.

He was a farmer.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, W. Dean Ball.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Glenn Hamer officating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery in Huron.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Cemetery Association in memory of Floyd W. Ball.

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

Derenda M. Baker

Sept. 6, 1943 — Feb. 8, 2011

Derenda Marlene Baker, 67, of Bedford, broke free from the chains which have bound her for so very long on this earth on Feb. 8, and walked triumphantly up the stairway to heaven to be with the Lord.

She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Bedford, to Jack Summers and Dorothy (Smith) Summers. She married George “Doc” Baker on Nov. 25, 1960, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and was an assembler at G.E.

She was a beloved daughter, devoted wife and sister, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. She faced unimaginable trials throughout her life with unequaled courage and grace.

Derenda Baker honored us all by the way she lived. She is our hero, and we will miss her desperately. May our grief be tempered by the knowledge that she is, at long last, free.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1961. she attended Faith Mission Church in Bedford.

Surviving are her mother, Dorothy Summers of Bedford; one daughter, Twilla (Kevin) Pugh of Mitchell; one son, Troy (Cathy) Baker of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four grandchildren, Joshua (Katie) Baker who is serving in the U.S. Navy, Elliott Baker and Jack Baker of Pittsburgh, and Kade Pugh of Mitchell; two sisters, Teresa Torphy of Bedford and Lydia (Mike) Jarboe of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Summers; and maternal grandmother, Leona Smith.

A private graveside service will be held. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Private visitation for family will be at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to White River Lodge activities fund in memory of Derenda Marlene Baker.

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

Wayne A. Remington

Feb. 4, 1932 — Feb. 8, 2011

Wayne A. Remington, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born Feb. 4, 1923, in Massena, N.Y., he was the son of Glenn and Nina (Hayden) Remington. He married Louise Mosher July 26, 1947.

He retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company and was a member of the Ham Radio Club and attended Spice Valley Baptist Church. He enjoyed carpentry, making and shooting guns, and played many instruments.

Wayne was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Remington of Mitchell; children, Sherry Louise Sochia and husband Gary of Mitchell, Gary Wayne Remington and wife Betsy of Hopkinton, N.Y., and Lois Ann DeCarr and husband Ceamer of St. Regis Falls, N.Y.; sister, Mardith Case of Syracuse, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren

His parents; brother, Glenwood Remington; and sisters, Ardis Nelson, Gladys Snickles; and Irma Wood, preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the First Church of God in Mitchell with Pastor Bob Courson and the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Inurnment will be in the spring in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Parishville, N.Y.

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

Donald ‘Andy’ Dillard

Oct. 10, 1940 — Feb. 8, 2011

Mr. Donald “Andy” Dillard, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mr. Dillard was born in Bedford on Oct. 10, 1940, the son of Kenneth and Bertha Annis Dillard. He married Charyl Anne Glover on Aug. 5, 1960, in Bedford.

Andy retired in 2008 as General Manager from the Big Red/RC Corporation in Seymour after 45 years. He was a graduate of Bedford High School.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

As a young man he spent many hours repairing and painting cars for only the cost of the materials. He loved to bowl and was president of the Indiana State Bowling Association, a member of the Seymour Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the Indiana State Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He enjoyed fishing and taking rides on his motorcycle.

He was a woodworker in his spare time also. He was a member of the Eagles Club and Moose Lodge in Seymour.

Andy is survived by his wife; two children, Chelley (Pete) Storey and Donald (Teresa) Dillard; three grandchildren, Cera Storey, Ashley Dillard and Sarah Bowers; two brothers, Wayne (Brenda) Dillard and Neal (Karen) Dillard; and three sisters, Barbara (Larry) Fullen, Louise (Jim) McManis, and Dona Jenkins.

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

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Bill Weaver officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with a Voss Dove Release.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday at Voss Chapel.

Memorial checks may be written to the Jackson County United Way.

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

Joseph Garner

April 6, 1956 — Feb. 4, 2011

Joseph Garner, 54, 701 Riley Boulevard, Bedford, formerly of Columbus, Indianapolis, Madison and Dupont, died at 2:12 p.m. on Friday at Garden Villa. Memorial service was Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Ethel McCammon

Ethel “Betty” McCammon, 90, Mitchell, passed away this morning at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Feb. 09, 2011

Margaret I. Giles

July 22, 1924 — Feb. 6, 2011

Margaret I. Giles, 86, Bedford, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 22, 1924, in Washington County, Kan., she was the daughter of Charles David and Mary (Mitchell) Roberts. She married Roy W. Giles on Jan. 17, 1974, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1988.

She was a homemaker and attended First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Brian Black of Venice Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Linda Whitted of Avoca; three grandchildren, Jessica (Scott) Carr of Orleans, Jennifer (Kiley) Lafond of Aurora, Ill., and Jaime (John) Fischer of Avoca; and five great-grandchildren, Maille Lafond, Layla Fischer, Lucy Fischer, Sam Carr, and Elanor Carr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and great-granddaughter, Lillian Fischer.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brian Black officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Rita Hunter

Jan. 2 1962 — Feb. 7, 2011

Rita Hunter, 5724 Cricket Ridge, Indianapolis, moved on to heaven at 6:05 a.m. on Monday from her residence.

Born Jan. 2, 1962, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ernest and Frances (Conner) Mack. She married Doyle (Wes) Hunter on Aug. 18, 1990, and he survives.

She was a teacher in Indianapolis and a member of the Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis and the Donica Memorial Church of Bedford.

Survivors include her husband of Indianapolis; her beloved children, Drew Wesley Hunter, Ashley Dawn Hunter and Lauryn Mackenzie Hunter, all of Indianapolis; three brothers, Dale Mack and wife Ina and Larry Mack and wife Gloria, all of Bedford and Stephen Mack and wife Sandy of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeanette Mack.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the children’s education fund. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Rita at www.daycarter.com.

Raymond Stearns

Raymond Stearns, 77, Bedford, died at 2:44 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Derenda Baker

Derenda Baker, 66, Bedford, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Floyd Ball

Floyd Ball, 80, Bedford, died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at the StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Jane Wilcox

Jane Wilcox, 85, Mitchell, died at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Feb. 08, 2011

Arlie O. Propes

Sept. 19, 1912 — Feb. 5, 2011

Arlie O. Propes, 98, of Bedford passed away at 12:28 a.m. on Saturday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 19, 1912, in Tompkinsville, Ky., he was the son of Bert and Tessie Lou (Bailey) Propes. He married Helen Dillman and she preceded him in death in 1984.

He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army. He was self-employed and worked many jobs during his career.

Survivors include three nieces, Delena Turner of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Joan Wray of Indianapolis, and Delores Turner and her husband Jack of Bedford; several great-nieces and nephews; and his care giver, Justine Blackwell and her husband Danny of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents; one sister, Helen Jones; and a niece, Betty Robbins and her husband, Robert.

A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Cremation was chosen; no visitation is scheduled.

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

Carl D. Ross

July 12, 1946 — Feb. 6, 2011

Carl D. Ross, 64, of Bedford, died at 11:58 a.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born July 12, 1946, in Bedford, the son of Mack and Ruby (Robbins) Ross. He was formerly married to Darlene Ross.

He was an electrician at RCA for over 30 years. He was a past member of the Moose and Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters Diana (Jeremy) Dotts of Paoli and Carol (Phillip) Eads of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brooklyn and Morgan Dotts, Savannah and Marissa Armstrong, and Jamon and Dason Eads; one niece; several nephews; and two brothers, Jerry (Charlotte) Ross of Mitchell and Albert Ross of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruth Glover; and one brother, stillborn.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Delhia B. Sovern

July 18, 1929 — Feb. 6, 2011

Delhia B. Sovern, 81, of Norman, passed away at 4:05 p.m., Sunday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Mrs. Sovern had worked most of her life as a bookkeeper for various companies in Jackson County and in Lawrence County.

She enjoyed boating, fishing and camping and she loved to travel.

Born July 18, 1929, in Jackson County, she was a daughter of Edgar and Juanita (Hatton) Wilson. On Aug. 4, 1950, she married Kenneth Sovern and he survives.

Other survivors include, one son, Zachary (Patricia) Sovern; two grandchildren, Christina Mathisen and Mandy Sovern; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jackson Mathisen; two sisters, Diane Wilson and Thelma Birdwell; and three brothers: Ed (Ruby) Wilson Jr., Bill (Betty) Wilson and Don Wilson.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown with Chris Criminger officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 1-2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.w-wfuneralhome.biz.

Bobby D. Hutcherson

Jan. 18, 1954 — Feb. 5, 2011

Bobby Dean Hutcherson, 57, Bowling Green, formerly of Greene County, died at 7:36 p.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Chapel Cemetery where burial will follow. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.

Paula R. Comstock

July 21, 1927 — Feb. 5, 2011

Paula Rose Sullivan Comstock, 73, of Versailles, Mo., formerly of Bedford, died Saturday.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. today at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles, with the family receiving friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service. Interment will take place at a later date in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions: Paula Sullivan Comstock memorial fund.

Feb. 07, 2011

Charles V. Goens

Sept. 8, 1948 — Feb. 5, 2011

Charles V. Goens, 62, of Bedford, died at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

He was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Bedford, the son of Everett and Betty Goen. He married Virginia Beavers on May 29, 1971, and she survives.

He was employed at Dana Corp. in Mitchell for 14 years as a machine operator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He attended Fort Ritner Methodist Church.

Surviving with his wife, Virginia Goens of Bedford, are two sons, Charlie Goens of Bedford, and Jason (Julie) Goens of Fort Ritner; one daughter, Becky (D.K.) Padgett of Orleans; five grandchildren, C.J. Goens, McKayla Padgett, Joey Goens, Adriana Padgett and Jeremiah Goens; one sister, Patty Reynolds of Medora; and three brothers, Stephen Goen, Rick Goen an Joe Goen, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Lela I. Reynolds

Jan. 26, 1915 — Feb. 6, 2011

Lela I. Reynolds, 96 of Mitchell, passed away at 1:56 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born Jan. 26, 1915, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Fred and Ida (Winegar) Riggs. She married Claude Reynolds Oct. 22, 1944, and he preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1970.

She was a former employee of Reliance Manufacturing and Cargas’ Candy Kitchen. Lela had been a member of the First Christian Church since age seven, and was also a member of Phi Beta Psi Associate Chapter and the American Legion Auxiliary. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1933.

Surviving are granddaughters, Suzanne M. Coleman of Mitchell and Claudia “Shelley” Larkins and husband William, Jr. of Portland, Ore.; son-in-law, John Coleman of San Diego, Calif.; and great-granddaughters, Zoe and Sally Larkins, Portland, Ore.;

Her parents, Fred Riggs and Ida Riggs Todd; husband; and daughter, Janet May Coleman, 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. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: First Christian Church

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfunerahome.

D. Evie Hill

Jan. 2, 1954 — Feb. 5, 2011

D. Evie Hill, 57, of Mitchell, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 2, 1954, at Camp Atterbury, she is the daughter of Merlin King and Doris (Tincher) Sheeks.

She was a bartender at American Legion Post No. 250, and La-Or-Mar Shrine Club. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Surviving are her children, Robin Eugene Drake of Mitchell and Holli J. Berkan and husband Chad of Bonita Springs, Fla.; her mother, Doris Sheeks of Mitchell; her father and stepmother, Merlin and Cheryl King of Mitchell; a brother, Ryan Eric King and wife Melanie of Bedford; a sister, Jolene Rayhill and husband Junior of Mitchell; grandsons, Logan Gaige Kline and Traven Garrett Drake; one niece; and six nephews.

Her husband, Steve Moore; stepfather, Gilbert Sheeks; and grandparents, Ralph and Lucille King and Curtis and Iva Tincher, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers: Robin Drake, Ryan King, Chad Berkan, Traven Drake, Don Drake and Claude Rayhill Jr.

Memorial Gifts: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265-0309.

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

David Nelson

April 28, 1975 — Feb. 5, 2011

David Nelson, 35, of Heltonville, died Saturday at his residence with his loving family at his bedside.

He was born April 28, 1975, to David and Linda (New) Nelson in Salem.

David was a truck driver and a member of the Eagles. He loved to ride horses and motorcycles and go fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife Alison (Fender) Nelson; children, Matthew Fender, Keiana Fender, Lacie Nelson, Shayla Nelson and stepson Levi Luttrell; his mother, Linda Nelson; stepmother, Debbie Nelson; and sister, Katrine and Brad Ramey.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Nelson.

Visitation will be from 2–8 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon until the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Bro. Lowe Keith officiating.

Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Ralph A. Cobb

Nov. 2, 1932 — Feb. 4, 2011

Ralph A. Cobb, 78, Oolitic, died at 12:22 a.m. Feb. 4 at Westview Manor Nursing Center in Bedford. Funeral service were Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Carl D. Ross

Carl D. Ross, 64, Bedford, died at 11:58 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Feb. 06, 2011

Mary E. Murphy

Sept. 17, 1925 — Feb. 3, 2011

Mary E. Murphy, 85, of Bloomington, passed away at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Beech Grove on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Mary was born September 17, 1925, in Evansville, to Edward and Florence (Garrison) Couch. She retired from RCA in Bloomington. After retirement, she spent many years caring for others through her service to Indiana Home Health. Mary was a devoted Christian and spread the Lord’s word through evangelism, at one point leaving her job for three years in order to fulfill her calling. Those that remember her recall her inability to ever meet a stranger. She always had an open door and most importantly an open heart for those who needed it most. Mary was a member of the Pillar of Fire Church in Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steve Murphy; and brothers, Ted Couch and Phillip Couch.

Mary is survived by her children, Florence Sears and Dallas Murphy, both of Greenwood, and Kay Oliver of Smithville; grandchildren, Benjamin Sears and fiance Kriss Ball of Greenwood, Kelly Anderson of Greenwood, Bryan Oliver and wife Melissa of Spencer, and Beth Ritter and husband Jade of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Zachary Anderson, Katy Anderson, Carter Ritter, Lexi Ritter, Kaylynn Ciscoe and Sean Ball; brother, David Couch and wife Helen of Oolitic; sister-in-law, Mary Collings of Bloomfield; and dear friends, Mary Quick, John Dixon and Marlene Rice.

Funeral services will be at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Monday, February 7, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Marlene Rice officiating. Entombment is to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be sent at www.chandlerfh.com.

Lyssa Pferrer

Nov 18, 1967 — Feb. 2, 2011

Lyssa Pferrer, 43, of 507 S. Jefferson Street, Bloomfield, formerly of Bedford, died at 10:53 am on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Indiana University Health in Bloomington.

Born November 18, 1967, she was the daughter of Robert and Gail (Hollowell) Robinson. She had worked as a certified nursing assistant and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Ann Pferrer and companion, John Vidos and Patricia Pferrer all of Bloomfield and Christy Pferrer and companion, Ben Sands of Bloomington two sons, William Pferrer and companion, Candi Rheinbolt of Washington, Joey Pferrer of Bloomington; eleven grandchildren, Angelica, Skylar, Alexis, Johnathon, Charlie, Abgail, Joshua, Emily, Danica, Ethan and Benjamin; her grandmother, Betty Hollowell of Bedford; a sister, Monica Perry of California; an aunt, Karen and Cliff Rhorer of Oolitic. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gail Robinson; her grandparents, Iris and Emmett Hollowell. Per her wishes, cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00 pm until 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 8th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Arlie O. Popes

Arlie O. Popes, 98, of Bedford, died Saturday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Charles V. Goens

Charles V. Goens, 62, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

William F. Miller

William F. Miller, 66, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Feb. 05, 2011

Harold Hargesheimer

Jan. 23, 1933 — Feb. 3, 2011

Harold E. Hargesheimer, 78, Jasper, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 11:03 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Born January 23, 1933, in Mitchell, he was the son of Marion L. and Ruth (Kirk) Hargesheimer. He married Lois Deane Jeffers, December 30, 2009.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and was an avid IU Basketball fan. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and Jasper Rifle and Gun Club. He showed beagle dogs throughout the Tri-State area and was a member of the Jasper Christian Church. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, and was an explosive worker.

Harold was a U. S. Navy veteran and was Master Gunner on the USS Boston, USS Enterprise, USS Lexington, USS Saratoga, and USS Jonas Ingram. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the Navy with 20 years of service and held the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was a member of Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250 and Jasper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9627.

Surviving: wife, Lois Deane Jeffers, Jasper; sons, Mike Hargesheimer, Denver, Colorado, Steve Hargesheimer Nee and wife, Dawn, Chicago, Illinois; stepchildren, Deena Toy and husband, Dan, Huntingburg, Michael Jeffers and wife, Cami, Odon, Mark Jeffers and wife, Shirley, Loogootee; brother, Bill Hargesheimer and wife, Charletta, Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

His parents; brother, Jack L. Hargesheimer; and sister, Shelby J. Hargesheimer, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Darrell Land 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 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Honorary casketbearers: Andrew Stout, Jay Maxey, and Steven Nee.

Casketbearers: Brian Hargesheimer, Mitch Jeffers, Josh Jeffers, Joby Jeffers, Joe Colvin, and Dan Toy.

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

Dorothy Merrell

Dorothy Merrell, 85, Bedford, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She married John William Merrell on June 9, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1997.

She was a mother and the Adult Services Librarian at the Bedford Public Library, retiring in 1993 after 20 years of service.

She was a graduate of Shaker Heights High School in Ohio in 1943 and earned a BA from DePauw University in 1947.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford; the American Association of University Women; Lawrence County Rock Club; and was a volunteer at St. Vincent school library.

Dorothy was a lifelong gardener, cat lover and she enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, and the Cleveland Browns.

Surviving are six children, Katherine M. “Kitty” Lewis and husband Bill of Seymour, Brian P. Merrell of Greenwood, Philip M. Merrell of Bedford, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Merrell and husband Lloyd Stout of Portales, N.M., Virginia Harrington and husband Patrick of Fort Wayne, and Karla Hubbard and husband Jerrell of Seymour; 10 grandchildren, Valarie Merrell Parkes, Chrisa Merrell Collier, Andrew Lewis, Karen Lewis, Michael Lewis, Sarah Stout, George Stout, Morgan Hubbard, Kelsey Hubbard and Grant Hubbard; two great-grandchildren, Breena Parkes and Kristen Parkes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Christopher Merrell in November 1976; and her husband.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rosary prayed at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or Glory Days.

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

Mary K. DeArmond

May 24, 1931 — Feb. 3, 2011

Mary K. (Smith) DeArmond, 79 of Bedford, died at 3:13 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

She was born May 24, 1931, in Bedford, the daughter of Orville and Josie (Melvin) Smith. She married Charles DeArmond, and he preceded her in death in 1980.

She cared for children.

She attended Cornerstone Worship Center.

Surviving are two brothers, Joe (Anna) Sullivan and Billy Dean (Rita) Sullivan, all of Bedford; and five sisters, Carol Manuel of Austin, Helen Good of Bedford, Ruth Ann Cain of Solsberry, Lois Ritter of Bedford, and Rhea Dawn (John) Hayes of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two stepfathers, Walter Miller and William Sullivan; three brothers, Orville “Bee” Smith, John Sullivan and Tom Sullivan; five stepbrothers, Bill, Richard, Raymond and Glendale Miller, and Billy Sullivan Poore; two sisters, Shirley Courter and Marilyn Rose Sullivan; and one stepsister, Ester Requa.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Feb. 04, 2011

Donna K. Gentry

Nov. 16, 1940 — Feb. 2, 2011

Donna K. (Dalton) Gentry, age 70 of Washington, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born at home in Eureka on Nov. 16, 1940, she was the daughter of Woody and Lucretia (Goens) Dalton.

Donna gave to our community in many ways. She was the Founder of the Pregnancy Care Center of Washington and for the past 12 years has given countless hours of service there. She was a member of the Daviess County Right to Life where she served as president for 13 years. She was a member of the Monday Afternoon Club, Daviess County Republican Women, Citizens for Family Values, Daviess Community Hospital Auxiliary, and a longstanding member of the Assembly of God Church of Washington.

She was the coordinator of the National Day of Prayer in Washington and a former board member of Indiana Right to Life. She attended Harvest Community Fellowship and the Abundant Life Church.

She was awarded the Kiwanis Club Church Person of the Year in 1988, the Daviess County Right to Life Pro-Life Award in 1994, the Pregnancy Care Center Director Emeritus Award in 1999, and the Daviess County Right to Life Community Service Award in 2008. She believed in strong family values and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Garland R. Gentry, whom she married June 27, 1970; four sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Michele Rainey, Scott and Brenda Rainey, Donald and Karen Rainey, and Brian and Lori Rainey, all of Washington; stepchildren, Randy Gentry, and Linda (Ron) Drew, all of Linton; a sister, Sue (Kenny) Hack of Mitchell; two brothers, Kenny Dalton of Bedford, and Jack (Linda) Dalton of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren, Nathanial (Brandi) Rainey, Nolan Rainey, Larry Rainey, Matthew (Shayna) Rainey, Laura Rainey, Brianne (John) Davidson, Logan Rainey, and Mary Rainey; nine stepgrandchildren, Garlene (Ritchie) Burns, Sherri (Gene) Spinks, Janie (Gene) Secrest, Rhonda Drew, Jeremy (Chrystal) Gentry, Kyle Gentry, Rita Eblin, Erin Eblin, and Sara Eblin; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah Rainey, Ava Rainey, Aspen Rainey, Adara Rainey, Carter Rainey, Abigail Davidson, and Jordyn Davidson; and 13 step-great-grandchildren, Nikki Burns, Caleb Burns, Weston Spinks, Shanae Spinks, Lindsey Jones, Jaysidee Gregory, Jacob Gregory, Adrienn Gregory, Alex Johnson, Gabe Gentry, Brooklyn Gentry, Lynden Evans and Hayden Evans.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gene Dalton; and a grandson, Nicholas Rainey.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Christian Church. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at the church and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Ed Lee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers to make memorial donations to the Pregnancy Care Center or the Daviess County Right to Life, both at 418 E. Highland Ave, Washington, Indiana 47501, or the Nick Rainey Memorial Fund, C/O Daviess County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 302, Washington, Indiana 47501.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edleemortuary.com.

William E. Johnson

Nov. 21, 1933 — Feb. 2, 2011

William Earl Johnson, 77, of Orleans died Wednesday evening at his home.

Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 21, 1933, in Orleans, to his parents, Claude and Zora White Johnson. He married Betty Wininger on May 28, 1958 and she survives.

He worked as a bandsaw operator for Sigma Steel, Inc. in Bedford.

Along with his wife, Betty, he is survived by two sons, William M. Johnson and James T. Johnson, both of Mitchell; a daughter, Shirley Moore of Orleans; a brother, Vernon Johnson of Williams; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth Johnson.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, with Pastor Steve Jones of the Mitchell Church of God officiating.

Private visitation for the family will be at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home prior to the serv

ices at the cemetery.

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

Feb. 03, 2011

Gilbert L. Bridwell

Nov. 24, 1927 — Jan. 31, 2011

Gilbert L. “Gib” Bridwell, 83, of Alexandria, died Monday at Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Bedford, the son of William R. and Pauline (Dale) Bridwell.

He has resided in Alexandria since 1952

“Gib” was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1946. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Indiana University in 1951 where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He received his Master’s Degree in Arts and Education from Ball State Teacher’s College in 1960. He served with the United States Army as a neuropsychiatric tech during the Korean War and was stationed in Landstuhl, Germany.

Gib invested himself in the lives of children and young people as a professional educator for more than 35 years. He taught at Alexandria High School and Junior High as vocal music teacher from 1954-1957 and was sponsor of the Class of 1955. He taught at Cunningham Elementary until 1959. He taught in Anderson Community Schools as an elementary teacher at Riley and Longfellow schools from 1959 to 1966. He then went to Marion Community Schools from 1966 until retirement in 1989 where he was a teacher at Jones Junior High School and was Principal of Thomas Jefferson and Frances Slocum Elementary Schools.

Gib served his faith by a longtime membership at Alexandria First United Methodist Church where he served as choir director for many years. His trademark when prayers were requested was to “pray for our troops.”

He served his community by being a founding board member of the Alexandria Community Center project in the 1960s. He was also a member of the Alexandria Community Theater, Alexandria Elks No. 478 and Alexandria Eagles No. 1771 and a former member of the Alexandria Kiwanis Club.

Gib enjoyed farming and racing ponies. He was an avid fan of Indiana University athletics, enjoyed traveling, was a master at playing solitaire and loved music. “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”

Survivors include a daughter, Kim (Cliff) Terry of Alexandria; a son, Brent (Denise) Bridwell of Alexandria; granddaughters, Cristin Bridwell, Brittney (Ronnie) Bott, Megan Bridwell, Cortney Bridwell, Colleen Terry, all of Alexandria; stepgrandsons, Chris (Bobbie) Terry, Howell, Mich., Jesse (Abby) Johnson and Chris Johnson, all of Noblesville; great-grandchildren, Caleb Bott, Carson Bott, and Fayte Bridwell-Gaither, all of Alexandria; and nephews, David Kellams and the Honorable Marc Kellams.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances A. Kellams; and his little dog “Beau.”

A musical memorial service honoring and celebrating Gib’s life will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 116 West Broadway, Alexandria, with the Rev. Jean Brindel, and Pastor and Dr. Joyce Thornton officiating. Inurnment of cremains will take place in Serenity Columbarium Garden at Park View Cemetery in Alexandria at the convenience of the family.

Family and friends are invited to a gathering and sharing time at the First United Methodist Church in Alexandria on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. prior to the services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alexandria First United Methodist Church Music Department through the funeral home in lieu of flowers

Cremation and service arrangements have been entrusted to Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria

Online condolences may be sent to the family at owensmemorialservices.com.

Esther Louise Scott

July 4, 1916 — Jan. 30, 2011

Esther Louise Scott of Leitchfield, formerly of Franklin, departed this life to be with her Savior on Sunday.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Watkins-Oller Funeral Home in Leitchfield, and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church in Franklin. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Center Grove.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Lindsey and husband George, and Nadine Scott, all of Leitchfield; one son, Donald Scott of Michigan; a brother, Raymond Deckard, of Bedford; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter, Amanda Lindsey; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Nadene Sears Deckard; her husband, Harold Herbert Scott; a son, Raymond D. Scott; four brothers; and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clearview Baptist Church in Leitchfield, of Bedford.

Juanita Lewis

May 30, 1921 — Feb. 2, 2011

Juanita Lewis, 89, of Bedford, died at 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 30, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elva and Goldie Jackson. She married Russell Wayne Lewis and he preceded her in death.

She retired from the Times-Mail after 25 years and attended the Leatherwood Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou Harris and Sue Goodman both of Bedford; two grandsons, Steve Goodman of Bedford and Michael Harris of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, William.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 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 Juanita at www.daycarter.com.

Kenneth Wayne Lee

April 10, 1923 — Feb. 2, 2011

Kenneth Wayne Lee, 87, of Orleans, died Wednesday, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

He was born April 10, 1923, in Orange County, to his parents, Ernest L. and Mary Trinkle Lee.

He was a farmer and for many years, he was the caretaker for the Orleans Community Cemeteries.

He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and the Orleans Lions Club.

He is survived by his niece, Sue Elliott of Orleans; a great-nephew, Kenny Elliott of Orleans; and a great-niece, Anita Kerstiens of Saint Meinrad.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Julia Fern Crawford.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli.

Friends are invited to call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Jesse F. Jones

Sept. 6, 1927 — Jan. 28, 2011

Memorial service for Jesse F. Jones, 83, Bedford, scheduled for this afternoon has been canceled due to the weather. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 02, 2011

Jesse F. Jones

Sept. 6, 1927 — Jan. 28, 2011

Jesse F. Jones, 83, Bedford, formerly of Elmhurst, Ill., died Friday at Johnson’s Christian Village in Bedford. Per his wishes, cremation was chosen. A celebration of life service will at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the East Oolitic Community Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Feb. 01, 2011

Elmer R. Belcher

March 12, 1922 — Jan. 30, 2011

Elmer R. “Bud” Belcher, 88, of Bedford passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born March 12, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Sherman and Naomi (Fry) Belcher. He married Barbara Jane Baughman Sept. 23, 1941, and she preceded him in death April 27, 2010.

He retired from General Motors Powertrain after 31 years.

Elmer was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his children, Rita May Barrow of Bloomington, Robert Dean Belcher and wife Terri of Bedford, Dale Gene Belcher and wife Leann of Mitchell, and Anita Faye Madding and husband Jeff of Bedford; brothers, Darrell Belcher and Charles Belcher, both of Mitchell, and Don Belcher of Seymour; sisters, EvaLou Pate, of Orleans, Mary Davis of Lakeland, Fla., and Dorothy Marshall of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and caretakers, Stephanie Coulter and Jeanette Kimberly.

His parents; wife; son, Jerry Lee Belcher; and daughter, Donna Kay Hall, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Hight 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 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Jack D. Simmons

June 5, 1936 — Jan. 29, 2011

Jack D. Simmons, 74, of Clermont, Fla., passed away on Saturday surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born on June 5, 1936, in Bedford, the son of Lowell and Margaret (Corbin) Simmons.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School and attended Indiana University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was a varsity cheerleader at IU.

Jack was the public relations director for Public Service Indiana for 22 years and after moving to Central Florida he was the sales manager at Orange Buick.

Jack had a passion for public service and served as the President of the American Cancer Society in Lawrence, Monroe, and Jefferson Counties. He was also the President of the Indiana American Cancer and founder of the first state cancer telethon in Indiana.

In addition, he was the President of Jaycee chapters in Bedford, Bloomington, and Connersville, named Jaycee Young Man of the Year in Bedford (1967) and Young Man of the Year for the state of Indiana.

Additional service and awards include President of The March of Dimes, President of the Lawrence County Young Republicans, Chairman of The Miss Madison Fundraising and of the Madison Regatta, Elks Club, Rotary Clubs in Bloomington and Madison.

He was also a member of the Indiana National Guard for 10 years. Of all of his awards, Jack was most proud of being bestowed the Sagamore of the Wabash by Richard Lugar and Kentucky Colonel by Harlan Sanders.

Jack is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phoebe (McCammon); children, Lisa Harnishfeger and husband Stephen of Ocoee, Fla., Jack Simmons and Todd Nabers of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Scott Simmons of Ocoee, Fla., Amy Beth Bell and husband Ed of Debary, Fla.;, a sister, Karen Simmons Russell (Louis) of Columbus; grandchildren, Scotty Simmons and Christopher Harnishfeger; and several local aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Becker Funeral Home in Clermont, Fla. There will a Celebration of Life Service in Bedford in the spring where arrangements are being handled by Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Mike Conley Hospice House, 2100 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711-1964.

Lois Evelyn Trenta

Oct. 4, 1924 — Jan. 29, 2011

Lois Evelyn Trenta, 86, Bloomington, died Saturday in Bloomington. Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell.

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