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2011-04 (April)

April 30, 2011

Martha E. Daniel

July 10, 1927 — April 28, 2011

Martha Elizabeth “Betty” Daniel, age 83, of Bloomington, pulled into her final station of life as we know it on earth on Thursday, April 28 at 11:55 p.m. at Garden Villa Care Center in Bloomington.

Betty was born in Bloomington to Charles E. and Helen L. (Beaumont) Keilbach on July 10, 1927. On May 24, 1947 she married Harold R. Daniel and he preceded her death Sept. 20, 1998.

She was a cheerleader and graduate of Ellettsville High School in the class of 1945. Betty was a charter member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir as well as several weddings and funerals in her earlier years. She was active with the women’s circle at the church and enjoyed cooking for the many events at the church.

She was a homemaker and active with her three children; sons, Steven I. Daniel, of Columbus and Mark E. (Rhonda) Daniel, of Bloomington and daughter, Beverly K. Brunt, of Bedford; grandsons, M. Scott (Cindy) Kleindorfer and Eric L. (Lisa) Kleindorfer, both of Bedford, Justin L. Daniel, of Avon, Joshua A. Daniel, of Bloomington; granddaughters, Janice L. (Roger) Ozbun, of Taylorsville and Averie L. Smith, of Bloomington; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Day Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Frank VanAllen officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Friends may visit the family from 3-8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. on Monday until the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church Choir Fund.

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

Charles Waldridge

Nov. 12, 1941 — April 28, 2011

Charles Eugene “Wally” Waldridge, 69, Hardinsburg, passed away at 11:24 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Indiana University Health Paoli.

Born Nov. 12, 1941, in Louisville, KY., he was the son of Charles Arthur Waldridge and Mary Elizabeth (Terrell) Waldridge Brothers. He married Linda (Cox) Waldridge Oct., 1959. They have four surviving daughters. He is currently married to Michele (Starner) Waldridge.

He was an auto mechanic and owned Gene’s Auto Repair in Orleans.

Surviving are his wife, Michele Waldridge, Carlisle, Pa.; daughters, Debra Bloecher and husband Pete of Orleans, Dolores Johnson of Bedford, Tammy Cobb and husband Ronnie of Hardinsburg and R. Dawn Bowsman and husband Ben of Salem; stepdaughter, Melissa Steiner of Bloomington; stepson, Darrin Hall of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Ronald Waldridge of Taswell; one sister, Shirley Karr of Camby; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Clarence Brothers; and a brother, Ricky Brothers.

Cremation was chosen. There will be a Celebration of Life from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, Orleans.

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

April 29, 2011

Tracey D. Roach

Feb. 24, 1953 — April 28, 2011

Tracey Duane Roach, 58, of Bedford, passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Feb. 24, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Wayne M. and Betty L. (Watterson) Roach.

He retired from Kimball Corporation in French Lick and was a member of the Southland Church of Christ.

Survivors include his mother, Betty L. Roach; three sisters, Jan Harkness, Vicky (Richard) Flinn and Julie (Daryl) Peterson; one brother, Scott (Rosanna) Roach; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne M. Roach.

Private family services are scheduled. There will be no visitation.

The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Tracey’s memory.

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

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

Joseph Hamilton

Services for Joseph Thomas Hamilton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, formerly of Mitchell, who died Nov. 29, 2009, have been scheduled with visitation from 6-8 tonight at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, and a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Interment of ashes will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery.

April 28, 2011

James I. Ely

Jan. 16, 1927 — April 27, 2011

James I. Ely, 84, Mitchell, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Jan. 16, 1927, in Bell County, Ky., he was the son of Nathaniel and Sallie (Scott) Ely. He married Deanna Kay Luchauer Jan. 16, 1981.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

James was a coal miner.

Surviving are his wife, Deanna Kay Ely of Mitchell; children, James Harold Ely and wife Vicky of Bowling Green, Ky., Jonna Dale Pemberton and husband Danny of Mitchell, Raymond Ely of Bedford, and Rhonda Lynn Mahan and husband Donnie of Orleans (the mother of his children was Mary Ely); stepchildren, Patsy S. Daniels and husband William of Mitchell, Paul D. Terry and wife Cassie of Mitchell and James D. Terry and wife Sara of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; sisters, Frances Tolbert of Mitchell, Wanda McFarland of Cincinnati, Pauline Ely of Dryden, Va., and Ricki Music of Tennessee; brothers, Sam Ely and wife Shirley of Mitchell, Homer Ely and wife Judy of Cranks Creek, Ky., Nathaniel Ely and companion Barbara Swayer of Mitchell, and Arnold Ely and wife Teresa of Pennington Gap, Va.

His parents; sisters, Dorothy Zeeks and Aliene Spears; brothers, Tom, Britt, Tony, and David Ely; and a grandson; and great-granddaughter, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers: Noah Mahan, Justin Mahan, Alan Pemberton, Derrick Cook, Tim Ely, Tyler Conway and Eric Walther.

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

Gerald M. Edwards

1934 — 2011

Gerald Morton Edwards of Newark passed away suddenly in California.

He was born in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School in 1952.

Jerry served in the National Guard from 1952-1960 when he was honorably discharged before he moved his family to California

He enjoyed life to its fullest. He was an avid hobbyist, enjoying hunting, fishing, traveling, and most of all flying airplanes.

He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Speer Edwards; daughters, Pam Sepulveda and Diana Thym; his son, Gary Edwards; also nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Pearl Edwards; his sister, Shirley Wagner; and a great-great grandson.

Private services were held in Lodi, Calif.

Mildred F. Bailey

Feb. 4, 1922 — April 27, 2011

Mildred F. Bailey, 89, of Heltonville, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

She was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Marion County, the daughter of James E. and Bertha (Murphy) Baldwin. She married Sylvester R. Bailey on June 4, 1941, in Corydon, and he preceded her in death in 1995.

She retired from RCA in 1960.

She is a graduate of Heltonville High School and a member of Mundell Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Loran D. Bailey of Indianapolis and Lowell F. Bailey of Bedford; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Karen) Patton of Heltonville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

At Mildred’s request, a private graveside service will be conducted. There will be no visitation and burial will be in Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.

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

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

Kiana G. Jones

April 26, 2011 — April 26, 2011

Kiana Gabriel Jones, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schneck Medical Center. She was born to Brandon Scott Jones and Ashley Nicole (Lehr) Jones.

Kiana is survived by her maternal grandparents, Susie and Tony Lehr of Brownstown; paternal grandparents, Bonnie and Larry McPherson of Medora and Mark Dewayne Jones of Mitchell; maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Mary Lou Silence of Brownstown and Kenneth & Judy Lehr of Martinsville; paternal great-grandparents, Betty Speck of Mitchell and Steven Goen of Leesville; aunts and uncles, Joey and Kimberly Mikels and Melanie Lehr, all of Brownstown, Michael and Nikki George of North Vernon, Jessica and Warren England of Vallonia, and Cassie Ward of Fort Wayne; and several cousins.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Weddleville High School. A service will immediately follow.

Memorials may be made to the family for funeral expense and the March of Dimes.

Sandra J. Webb

Jan. 10, 1967 — April 26, 2011

Sandra J. “Sandy” Webb, 44, died Tuesday in Bedford. Calling will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the All Saints Orthodox Christian Church in Bloomington. Sevice will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.

April 27, 2011

Anna B. Turner

Sept. 8, 1929 — April 25, 2011

Anna B. Turner, 81, of Bloomington, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 8, 1929, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Homer and Eliza (Fulk) Stines. Anna was a 1948 graduate of Stinesville High School. She was a graduate of Zion Bible College in Zion, Illinois.

After graduation she was actively involved in Child Evangelism and Youth Ministry. For several years she traveled the Midwest conducting vacation Bible schools and youth church. Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed her excellent Bible story telling adventures.

She married Delmer L. Turner on June 25, 1960, in Ellettsville. Anna worked at Sarkes-Tarzian Corp. and RCA of Bloomington and as a reading teacher assistant at Harrodsburg Elementary School. For most of her life she enjoyed being a farm housewife and mother.

Anna loved her family, family reunions, reading her Bible, sewing, quilting and crocheting. In her later years, she enjoyed oil painting and to the thrill of family, giving them some of her best works. She also loved studying recipe books and trying to find the best recipes for large family dinners. There was nothing more pleasing to her than when she saw smiles on family and friends’ faces from eating her homemade yeast rolls and famous chicken and dumplings.

Anna was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God and the Women’s Ministries. She loved making crafts and food for the church bazaars.

Survivors include her husband Delmer; daughters, Sharon (Alan) Armstrong of Springville and Beth (Bob) Shields of Harrodsburg; grandchildren, Amy (Cam) Spires, Dr. Ashley (Heath Prince) Armstrong and Allison Armstrong, all of Springville, Kathryn E. Ryan of Zionsville, Derrek (Michelle) Thompson of Bedford, and Lauren and Alex Runyon of Harrodsburg; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Josh, and Scout Thompson, Caden Spires and Gavin Blackman; sisters, Betty Burton of Ellettsville and Ruth Gill of Indianapolis; brother, Robert (Judy) Stines of Bloomington; sister, Barbara (Jesse) Rowe of Decatur, Texas; sister-in-law, Maxine Stines of Candler, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Connie Ryan; brother, Harry Stines; and an adopted sister, Cena Turpin Widner.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Rd. 37 in Bloomington with Pastor Terry Doane officiating. Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour preceding the services on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

April 26, 2011

James L. Baker

Oct. 24, 1919 — April 23, 2011

James L. “Roy” Baker, 91, of Bedford, died at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 24, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lafe and Oma (Higgins) Baker. He married Marcella Craig on Sept. 6, 1939, and she died on Aug. 14, 1998.

He retired from General Motors where he was a millwright for 38 years. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club and of the Baptist faith.

He enjoyed bowling for 30 years and horseshoes for four years.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Baker and fiancé Charles Lancaster of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Pam Neeley (Ron) and Lavella Foddrill; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; five brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary where a Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m.

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

Patsy L. Child

Nov. 20, 1936 — April 23, 2011

Patsy Lou Child, 74, of Bedford, died Saturday at the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Nov. 20, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Maurice and Maude (Goldsberry) Lewis. She married James R. Child on April 6, 1956, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2009.

She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra L. Norman and husband Rick and Kim Child-Thomas all of Bedford; a son, Bradley S. Child and wife Kay of Bedford; grandchildren, Cory Thomas and wife Sarah, Hadyn Child, Haley Brummett and husband David, Dylan Norman, Drew Norman and companion Mallie and Laura Lundy; great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Reece, Jax, Hadley, Kaden, Braden, Izaac and Imagan; a brother-in-law, Bill Baker; a niece, Pam Kruse; a nephew, Scott Baker; and an aunt, Mary Covey.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 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 Patsy at www.daycarter.com.

Mary Little

Nov. 3, 1912 — April 24, 2011

Mary Speer Little, 98, passed away on Sunday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Mary was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 3, 1912 to Homer and Mae Speer.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Moore and son-in-law Roger of Bedford; grandson, Stephen Moore and wife Gina of Valencia, Calif.; and a brother, Duard Speer of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Little; parents; a brother Roy Speer; and sisters, Minnie Clephane, Hazel Easton, and Frances Jackman.

Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford and a former Dunn Auxiliary Pink Lady of the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, and was a member of the Eastern Star. Mary retired after 25 years of service with Dr. Paul Bagby.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with a dear family friend, the Rev. Michael Collins of the Corydon United Methodist Church officiating. Mark Fugate, Senior Pastor of Hillcrest Christian Church will perform Mary’s favorite hymn. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

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

Pallbearers will be Luzern Guthrie, Charlie Fiddler, David Bartlett, Bud Sargent, Don Deckart, and Terry McIntyre. Honorary Pallbearer will be Claude Parsons.

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bedford, in Memory of Mary Little.

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

Thomas L. Ward

Nov. 1, 1934 — April 24, 2011

Thomas L. “Tom” Ward, 76, of Mitchell, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Sunday at his residence.

Born, November 1, 1934 in Monroe County, he was the son of Thomas M. and Ethel (Fleener) Ward.

Tom was a boiler engineer in the Physical Plant at Indiana University for 34 years.

He was a member of the Guide Pointe Church in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife of five years, Sharon (Mounce) Ward of Mitchell; two sons, Tom L. Ward of Louisville, Ky., and Tim E. (Cindy) Ward of Springville; one sister, Laura L. (Bill) Russ of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Megan, Connor, Chloe, Zeke and Devon Ward; four stepchildren, Diane Early of Bloomington, Richard Craig of Indianapolis, Debbie Bauer of Cannelburg and Sandy Guthrie of Huron.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lowell Ward; a sister, Lonita Charles; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Turner.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 11a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

April 25, 2011

Carol F. Callahan

March 23, 1921 — April 24, 2011

Carol F. Callahan, 90, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:10 a.m. on Easter Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 23, 1921, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Howard and Fidella (Robertson) Callahan.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Stone City Products in Bedford for 30 years. She was a Certified Lay Speaker who pastored at Oolitic United Methodist Church and Meadows Church of God.

Carol loved her family, reading her Bible, and sewing.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and also attended the Bedford First Church of God. She led many Bible studies and was actively involved in Child Evangelism and youth ministry for many years. She touched many lives with these activities.

She is survived by two nieces, Phyllis Callahan and Brenda (J.B.) Willoughby, both of Bedford; three nephews, David (Susan) Callahan of Bedford, William Callahan of Indianapolis and Wayne (Tonya) Callahan of Texas; two sisters-in-law, Lavon Callahan of Bedford and Jean Callahan of Martinsville; several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Donald, Harold and Louis Callahan; a niece, Lois Anderson; and her stepmother, Viola (Robertson) Callahan, who raised the children upon their mother’s early death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, Carol has requested that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship or the Salvation Army.

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

Edith Helen Reath

Aug. 2, 1918 — April 21, 2011

Edith Helen (Pinkston) Reath, age 92, of Bedford passed away at 12:04 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington.

She was born Aug. 2, 1918, in Eureka, the daughter of Arthur and Alice (Quackenbush) Pinkston. She married Kenneth Owen Reath on July 5, 1941, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1972.

Edith was a proud member of the class of 1936 of Bedford High School. She was very active in organizing numerous reunions for her class and found great pleasure in keeping in contact with many classmates through the years.

After graduation she worked as a beautician until World War II when she moved to Indianapolis and served as a supervisor at the Norden War Plant. After the war, she returned to Bedford and opened her own beauty shop.

Later she helped her mother and sister open Pinkston’s West End Flower Shop where she worked as a floral designer. At the same time, she assisted her husband in his business of Reath Cut Stone Company.

After trying retirement in the 1970’s, she missed working and the public, and returned to work as a unit clerk in surgery at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Edith was a member of the Church of Christ and Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughter, Alice Reath Robbins and husband Dale; one grandson, Kyle Reath Robbins; one nephew, Jimmie R. Polley, and wife Sammie Kay, all of Bedford; one niece, Nancy C. Pinkston of Dallas, Texas; great-nieces, Gwenna Polley of Bedford, and Laura Pinkston Stauffer of Mesquite, Texas; and one great-nephew, David Arthur Pinkston of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Forrest “Pinky” Pinkston and wife Madeline; sister, Gladys Pinkston Blackburn and husband Charles; nephew Glen David Pinkston; and long time friend Raymond Bex.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Carl Williams officiating.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon until the time of the service on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, Indiana.

Terri L. Gray

May 2, 1955 — April 22, 2011

Terri L. (Reynolds) Gray, 55, of Plaza Drive, Bedford, passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Friday at her residence.

Terri was born on May 2, 1955, in Bedford to Roger & Daisy (Viers) Reynolds. She was married to Zane Gray who preceded her in death in 1995.

She was disabled and she formerly worked at Bob Evans Restaurant in Bedford. She was a Bedford High School graduate with the class of 1974.

Survivors include her mother Daisy Reynolds of Bedford; two daughters, Melanie A. Hays and husband Kenneth and Ashley L. Gray, all of Bedford; one son, Zane Gray and his wife Jennifer of Bedford; two grandchildren, Kenneth and Kaleb Hays of Bedford; and one sister, Cathy Meadows of Heltonville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Reynolds; husband, Zane Gray; and one sister, Sheila Nikirk.

Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Mary L. Little

Mary L. Little, 98, Bedford, died Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

James L. Baker

James L. Baker, 91, of Bedford, died Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Patsy Child

Patsy Child, 74, of Bedford, died Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 24, 2011

Edith Helen Reath

AUG. 2, 1918 — APRIL 21, 2011

Edith Helen (Pinkston) Reath, 92, of Bedford, passed away at 12:04 p.m., on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington.

She was born August 2, 1918, in Eureka, Ind., the daughter of Arthur and Alice (Quackenbush) Pinkston. She married Kenneth Owen Reath on July 5, 1941, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1972.

Edith was a proud member of the class of 1936 of Bedford High School. She was very active in organizing numerous reunions for her class and found great pleasure in keeping in contact with many classmates through the years.

After graduation, she worked as a beautician until World War II, when she moved to Indianapolis and served as a supervisor at the Norden War Plant. After the war, she returned to Bedford and opened her own beauty shop. Later, she helped her mother and sister open Pinkston’s West End Flower Shop, where she worked as a floral designer. At the same time, she assisted her husband in his business, Reath Cut Stone Co. After trying retirement in the 1970s, she missed working and the public, and returned to work as a unit clerk in surgery at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Edith was a member of the Church of Christ and Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughter, Alice Reath Robbins and her husband, Dale; one grandson, Kyle Reath Robbins; one nephew, Jimmie R. Polley and his wife, Sammie Kay, all of Bedford; one niece, Nancy C. Pinkston, of Dallas, Texas; great-nieces, Gwenna Polley of Bedford, and Laura Pinkston Stauffer of Mesquite, Texas; and one great-nephew, David Arthur Pinkston of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Forrest “Pinky” Pinkston and his wife, Madeline; sister, Gladys Pinkston Blackburn and her husband, Charles; nephew, Glen David Pinkston; and longtime friend, Raymond Bex.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Carl Williams officiating.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, and from 12 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

James L. (Roy) Baker

James L. (Roy) Baker, 91, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 23, 2011

Wayne Mathews

April 17, 1922 — April 21, 2011

Kenneth Wayne Mathews, 89, Bedford, died at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday at his family home surrounded by his family. He was known and loved by everyone as “Pap.”

He was born April 17, 1922, in Lawrence County, the son of Dewey and Ruth (Root) Mathews. He married Mary Jane Embree on Feb. 20, 1946, and she preceded him in death on May 19, 2008.

He was a steam fitter/welder with Local Union No. 515 of Bloomington and No. 136 of Evansville. He was a hobby farmer and loved animals.

He was a 1940 graduate of Shawswick High School.

He was a member of Local Union No. 136 of Evansville and American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and received the American Theater and Victory Medal.

Surviving are a son, Jerry (Connie) Mathews of Bedford; a daughter, Kristie Mathews of Bedford; grandchildren, Ty (DeeDee) Mathews of Bedford and Kathy (Bob) Brown of Mooresville; great-grandchildren, Jarrid Mathews, Justin Mathews and Alyssa Gill; a sister-in-law, Katherine Mathews of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister, Doris Root; and one brother, Forrest “Fade” Mathews.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the White River Baptist Cemetery with Clarence Brown officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Burial will follow.

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

Contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice in memory of Kenneth Wayne Mathews.

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

April 22, 2011

Ruth M. Taylor

Feb. 19, 1920 — April 21, 2011

Ruth M. Harris Taylor, 91, Mitchell, formerly of Orleans, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Ruth was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Orange County to Franklin L. and Alt Grace (Pruett) Jones.

She was a homemaker and attended Woodville Baptist Church and Dogwood Senior Citizens in Orleans.

She was first married to Cecil Harris on March 14, 1941, and he preceded her in death on July 17, 1992. She then married Leon Taylor on May 25, 1994, and he also preceded her in death on June 22, 2002.

She is survived by her son, Michael L. Harris and wife Pat of Bedford; her daughter, Marcia Sage and husband Roy of Orleans; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin “Junior” Jones; and three sisters, Inez Pipher, Juanita Tanksley and Mary Cleveland.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with pastor Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Julia E. Cate

Sept. 4, 1955 — April 19, 2011

Mrs. Julia Ellen Franklin Cate, 55, of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday at Hospice LaGrange.

Mrs. Cate was born Sept. 4, 1955, in Bedford, the daughter of the late Dale Franklin and Ruth Prater Franklin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joel Franklin.

Survivors include her husband, Gregory Cate; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Ben Higgins, all of LaGrange; brother, Jeff Franklin and sister, Janie McGill, both of Indiana.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Early Childhood Education. She also received a Masters and Specialist degree from The University of West Georgia. Mrs. Cate was employed with the Troup County School System as a sixth grade Science and Social Studies teacher at Long Cane Middle School. She was awarded the 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year at LCMS. One of her true passions was teaching, because it gave her the opportunity to positively impact the lives of youth. She will be loved and remembered by those she taught and the ones who taught along side her.

Mrs. Cate’s love for and dedication to her family was evident to all who knew her. Her determination and love for life was inspiring to many. She was an active member of Broad Street Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school. Even though she lost her courageous battle with cancer, victory was won in Christ Jesus.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, April the 22nd, at six o’clock at Broad Street Church of Christ, 408 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA, with Gary Kirkendall, Minister, officiating.

The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Cate’s memory.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636 www.shlagrange.com.

Edith Reath

Edith Reath, 92, Bedford, died at 12:04 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Kenneth W. Mathews

Kenneth Wayne Mathews, 89, Bedford, died at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday at his daughter’s residence. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 21, 2011

Andy James Russell

Sept. 7, 1946 — April 19, 2011

Andy James Russell, 64, of Bedford, died at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Portland, the son of Clarence Robert and Mary Rosamond (Romine) Russell. He married Juanita Ashley on June 27, 1970, and she survives.

He was purchasing agent for Lehigh Portland Cement in Mitchell for 27 years and then worked at Lowes for two years in plumbing and appliance sales.

He was a 1964 graduate of Portland High School.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166 (3rd degree), Assembly No. 1921 (4th degree); Bedford Aero Club; Lawrence County Marriage and Family Alliance; Johnson County Live Steamers Railroad Club and New Union Railroad.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving 1965-69 as a data analyst aboard the USS Hornet; his last cruise involved picking up Neil Armstrong and the crew of the Apollo 11 mission.

Surviving with his wife, Juanita, of Bedford; are two daughters, Tamara (Zigmund) Meluskey of Greenwood and Elizabeth Russell of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Jacob and Grace Meluskey of Greenwood; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Russell; and sister, Carolyn Denny Bruner.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent Scholarship Fund; Midwestern Regional Cancer Treatment Center of America, 2520 Elisha Ave., Zion, IL 60099; or Indiana University Health Foundation/Bedford.

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

MaryAnn Baker

Jan. 12, 1936 — April 19, 2011

MaryAnn Baker, 75, of Bedford, died at 4:43 p.m. on Tuesday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 12, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Russell and Alberta (Stevens) Child. She married Bill Baker on Aug. 23, 1952 and he survives.

She retired from the City of Bedford Water Department and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Bill of Bedford; a daughter, Pam Kruse and husband Doran of Bedford; a son, Scott Baker and wife Dina of Bedford; three grandsons, Devin and Dustin Kruse and Gavin Baker; two nieces, Kim Child-Thomas and Debbie Norman; one nephew, Brad Child; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Child of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Child.

Private funeral services are scheduled. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

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

Austin L. Sims Jr.

March 10, 1949 — April 19, 2011

Austin L. “Shorty” Sims Jr. 62, of Avoca and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday in Florida.

Born March 10, 1949 in Bloomington, he was the son of Austin L. Sims Sr. and Margaret Louise (Robertson) Sims. He married Linda S. (George) Tipton on Jan. 13, 1990, and she survives.

He retired as a union shop steward at General Electric. He was a member of I.B.E.W.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Avoca and St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Austin L. “Pete” Sims III and wife Tammy of Gosport, and Bill Sims and wife Stacey and Rusty Sims and wife Crystal, all of Bloomington; a stepson, Darren Tipton and wife, Bonnie of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Sandy Hammersley of Bedford; a sister, Susie Hendricks of Bloomington; a brother, Dennis Sims of Springville; 11 grandchildren, Carl Sims, Tommy Sims and fiancée, Lilly, Bobby Sims, Patrick Sims, Makayla Sims, Casara Sims, Autumn Sims, Derrek Tipton, Brooke Tipton, Chandler Hammersley and Renae Hammersley; one great-grandson, Jonathan; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rita Kay Sims (in infancy).

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Frank Ira officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery.

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

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

April 20, 2011

Ryan Allen Ward

July 29, 1976 — April 18, 2011

Ryan Allen Ward, 34, Bedford, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday in Ellettsville.

He was born July 29, 1976, in Bedford, the son of Roy Ward and Martha (O’Brien) Turner.

He worked in construction and roofing.

He was a 1995 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include his mother, Martha (Steve) Turner of Bedford; one son, Rexton Ward and his mother, Kyli Chenault of Bedford; one daughter, Addeline Ward and her mother, Heather Barnes of Bedford; one sister, Rozlyn Turner of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Ward; maternal grandparents, Frank and Frances O’Brien, and paternal grandmother, Olive Ward.

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

There will be no calling.

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

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

Andy J. Russell

Sept. 7, 1946 — April 19, 2011

Andy James Russell, 64, Bedford, died at 2:03 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials: St. Vincent Scholarship Fund; Midwestern Regional Cancer Treatment Center of America, Zion, Ill., or Indiana University Health Bedford (BRMC Foundation).

Austin Sims Jr.

Austin L. “Shorty” Sims, Jr., 62, of Avoca, died Tuesday in Florida. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 19, 2011

Catherine L. Ratliff

June 18, 1924 — April 18, 2011

Catherine L. Ratliff, 86, Mitchell, died at 1:10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born June 18, 1924, in Mitchell, the daughter of Fred and Belva ( Jones) Hopkins. She married Robert Ratliff and he preceded her in death in 1995.

She was a unit secretary at Bloomington Hospital for 24 years, retiring in 1990. She also retired from Goody’s Family clothing in 2000.

She was a 1943 graduate of Mitchell High School and was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Jim) Abbott of Mitchell and Ginny (Paul James) Eggers of Bedford; one granddaughter, Jayma Eggers of Mitchell; one brother, William “Bill” Hopkins of Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Lewis “P-Nut” Hopkins; and a sister, Bernice “June” Pruett.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Interment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Chapel of Peace.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pall bearers will be: Jim Ratliff, Kenny Ratliff, Rick Ratliff, Thairon Ratliff, Eric Ratliff and Larry Walters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.

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

Amzel Vanzant

June 13, 1907 — April 16, 2011

Amzel J. Vanzant, 103, Mitchell, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 13, 1907, in Crawford County, she was the second of three daughters of James and Luella (Boman) Smith, and the great-granddaughter of Indiana pioneer, Moses Smith. They farmed in Patoka Township, then on Riddle Ridge. She and her cousins rented a house in English, cooked their meals, and cared for themselves while attending high school. Upon receiving her teaching credentials from Indiana University, she taught in Crawford County.

She married river boat pilot Jack (Von Leon Vanzant, Sr.) May 25, 1931, and he preceded her in death January 3, 1989. They had four children and lived in 17 communities, including Cincinnati, Ohio, when Jack was Chief Navigation Corps of Engineers for the Ohio River. After retirement, they returned to their Indiana roots and settled in Mitchell.

Amzel was involved in her children’s activities, served on PTAs, and was active in her churches. She was teaching Sunday School at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at 90 years of age! She enjoyed television and the Cincinnati Reds. After the children were grown, she traveled with Jack, and made numerous trips to California to visit their oldest son and family.

This is a person who lived on this earth 103 years and saw many changes. To her family and friends, she was a good person. She gave her family a grounding in Christian principles and lived by them.

Her children: son, Von Leon Vanzant Jr. and Sue Vanzant of Los Angeles, Calif., granddaughter, Kay (Vanzant) Bradney and James Bradney, great-grandsons, Jann Vanzant and Maxwell Vanzant Bradney, great-granddaughter, Greta Jane Vanzant and Dianno DiBella; daughter, Jane (Vanzant) Haines and George Haines, Ft. Myers, Fla.; son, James Vanzant and Andrea Vanzant of Florence, Ky., granddaughters, Heather Vanzant, Erica (Vanzant) Kapesser and Zackery Kapesser, grandson, Joshua Vanzant and Santina (Onorini) Vanzant; son, Joseph Vanzant and Pam Vanzant of Mitchell, grandson, Jason Vanzant and Megan Vanzant, granddaughter, Jennifer Brideson and Mike Brideson, great-grandson, James Brideson, and great-granddaughter, Brianna Boccassini.

Her parents; husband; and sisters, Lorraine Goldsmith and Crystal Conrad, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Diana J. McCracken officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

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

April 18, 2011

Thomas L. Spicer

Oct. 26, 1950 — April 15, 2011

Thomas Lee Spicer, 60, of Bedford, died at 4:22 p.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born Oct. 26, 1950 in Bloomington, he was the son of Lee R. and Vivian Fern (Sipes) Spicer. He married Faye Sykes on Nov. 22, 1993, and she survives.

He retired in March as an HVAC Mechanic at NWSC Crane, after 17 years of employment.

He was a graduate of Bloomington High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as a security patrolman.

He was an avid outdoorsman and camper. He loved to cook and garden and being with his family.

Surviving with his wife, Faye of Bedford; are one son, Jesse Spicer of Bedford; and two brothers, Tim Spicer of Bedford and Jim (Barbara) Dawson of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Online condolences are available at www.fergusonlee.com.

John ‘JJ’ Johnson

Oct. 1, 1947 — April 15, 2011

John “JJ” Johnson, 63, Mitchell, passed away at 4:14 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1947, in Mitchell, he was the son of John Reuben and Ruth Irene (Gilbert) Johnson. He married Rita Mae Capien March 14, 1970.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company and was owner of JJ’s Taxidermy. He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club and National Rifle Association. He loved hunting, fishing, and worshipped his grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Navy Seabee, military policeman, and veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Johnson of Mitchell; sons, John Edward Johnson, Jr., and Michael Wesley Johnson and wife Angela of Mitchell; grandchildren, John E. Johnson III, Anyastasia M. Johnson, and Dillan M. Johnson; brothers, David L. (Anna) Johnson of Canoga Park, Calif., and Eddie Dean (Angelina) Johnson and Joey (Kellie) Johnson of Mitchell; sisters, Regina Sue (Burl) Gillespie, of Orleans, Beverly Jane (Wayne) Johnson of Saltillo, Patricia Joan “Pat” Osmon of Odon and Judith Gayle (Harold) Hackney of Lawrenceport; and a sister-in-law, Vickie Johnson of Mitchell.

His parents and brother, Ronald Reuben “Nub” Johnson, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Brother Jim Russell 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 4-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearer: Ed Johnson

Casketbearers: Dave Johnson, Michael Johnson, John Johnson, Donnie Wyttenback, Steve Johnson, Joe Johnson, Danny Brooks, and Richard “Digger” Brookover.

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

Liberty L. Root

Oct. 1, 1918 — April 16, 2011

Liberty L. Root, 92, of Spencer, formerly of Bedford, passed away Saturday at the Owen Valley Health Campus.

She was born in Anderson, to James and Ella (Bray) Callaway on Oct. 1, 1918. Mrs. Root attended Tunnelton High School.

She was the co-owner/operator of the Parkview Restaurant in Bedford with her husband. She also was a beautician in Bedford.

For several years she wrote articles for the Bedford Times Mail and Mitchell Tribune and helped establish the museum at Ft. Ritner.

Mrs. Root was a member of the Spencer Christian Church.

Mrs. Root is survived by her son James P. (Phyllis) Root of Spencer; a daughter in-law, Sandy Smeltzer of Texas; four grandchildren, Faith Parker, Krista Bowlby, James Root II and Leah Root and nine great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floy A. Root who passed away in 2004; a son, Forrest Root; and siblings, Keith “Bud” Callaway, James Callaway and Sibyl Miller.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Pinhook Cemetery. Pastor Allan Lewis and James P. Root will officiate. Friends may call from noon until service time at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer Christian Church in care of the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

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

Harold E. Hamm

Aug. 13, 1930 — April 16, 2011

Harold E. Hamm, 80, Bloomington, died Saturday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made at the funeral home.

Catherine Ratliff

Catherine L. Ratliff, 86, of Mitchell, died at 1:10 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Amzel Vanzant

Amzel J. Vanzant, 103, Mitchell, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

April 17, 2011

Liberty L. Root

Oct. 1, 1918 — April 16, 2011

Liberty L. Root, 92, of Spencer, formerly of Bedford, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Owen Valley Health Campus. She was born in Anderson, IN, to James and Ella (Bray) Callaway on October 1, 1918. Mrs. Root attended Tunnelton High School. She was the co-owner/operator of the Parkview Restaurant in Bedford with her husband. She also was a beautician in Bedford. For several years, she wrote articles for the Bedford Times Mail and Mitchell Tribune-and helped establish the museum at Ft. Ritner. Mrs. Root was a member of the Spencer Christian Church.

Mrs. Root is survived by her son, James P. (Phyllis) Root of Spencer; a daughter in-law, Sandy Smeltzer of Texas; four grandchildren, Faith Parker, Krista Bowlby, James Root II and Leah Root; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floy A. Root, who passed away in 2004; a son, Forrest Root; and siblings, Keith “Bud” Callaway, James Callaway and Sibyl Miller.

Graveside series will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Pinhook Cemetery. Pastor Allan Lewis and James P. Root will officiate. Friends may call from noon until service time at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer Christian Church in care of the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

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

Benjamin John Seligman, M.D.

Oct. 27, 1939 — April 11, 2011

Dr. Benjamin John Seligman passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011. He was born on October 27, 1939, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Stanley and Rebecca Seeder Seligman, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his second wife Kathy Hartsock Seligman.

Dr. Seligman received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Wayne State University in 1961, and graduated from Wayne State School of Medicine in 1964. From 1965 until 1967, he served his country in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer based in Stockton, California. After interning at Providence Hospital, Seattle, Washington, he served his medical residency as a radiologist at LAC-USE Medical Center. His early career included positions as assistant professor of radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) and at the same time director of outpatient and emergency radiology at UCLA hospital.

He moved to Indiana in 1978. He was employed at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, and then at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford where he was director of radiology from 1978 until November 2000. He served in the same capacity for 17 of those years at Orange County Hospital, Paoli. He was a member of several professional organizations and in 1986 and in 2000 served as president of Lawrence County Medical Society. After leaving Dunn Memorial Hospital, Dr. Seligman continued his work as a radiologist, most notably from April 2004 until December 2008, as staff radiologist for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Battle Creek, Mich.

Dr. Seligman is survived by his first wife, Ellen, their four children and six grandchildren. From his second marriage to Kathy Hartsock Seligman, he is survived by his two stepchildren Ian Hartsock, Dr. Colleen Hartsock Riley, her husband Robert Riley, and their three children Aaron, Hannah and Sarah. Dr. Seligman’s third marriage was to Susie Takach Seligman, who survives him with her daughter, Katie May Dukes and fiance, Michael Walker. Other survivors include his two sisters: Linda Seligman Boxer and her husband, Dr. Laurence Boxer, their son, Matthew Boxer, their daughter, Robin Waldman and her husband, Mark Waldman, and their children, Ella Tzeira, Lilah Rebecca, and Gabriel Dov Waldman; his sister, Ruth Seligman Bratzel, her husband, Dr. John Bratzel, and their daughters, Jennifer Bratzel, and Anne Bratzel Lacy, and her husband, Dr. Seth Lacy, and their children Myra, Sam and Andrew Lacy.

Dr. Seligman chose to be an organ and tissue donor. No funeral service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at the beginning of June. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paw Project, at P.O. Box 445, Santa Monica CA 90406-0445, online at www.pawproject.org/; or to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County, at P.O. Box 3286, Bloomington, IN 47402-32860, online at www.monroecommunitykitchen.com.

Dr. Seligman was a warm, generous and brilliant man who loved his family, his many friends, colleagues and patients. He was deeply dedicated to his work as a radiologist and diligently worked until the day of his death. Over the course of his lifetime, he enjoyed a wide variety of interests, including his poodles and pets, trapshooting, car collecting, gourmet cooking, traveling, reading mystery novels and enthusiastically collecting the works of artists in the Monroe County community. He was truly the last of a breed; an officer, gentlemen and scholar. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

“For he was a jolly good fellow.”

John ‘JJ’ Johnson

John “JJ” Johnson, 63, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Thomas Lee Spicer

Thomas Lee Spicer, 60, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

April 15, 2011

Mildred L. Knight

Nov. 29, 1927 — April 13, 2011

Mildred L. Knight, 83, French Lick, died at 12:21 p.m. on Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick.

April 14, 2011

Penny G. Buechler

March 15, 1947 — April 11, 2011

Our beloved one was called home to her eternal resting place on April 11, 2011.

Penny Gail Williams Buechler, 64, of Orleans was called “Sissy” by her sisters. She was born on March 15, 1947, in Lawrence County, to her parents, Noble L. and Mary Wanda Braxton Williams.

She was the mother of three children, Maurica G. Reister of Orleans, Laryasa A. Canary and her husband Brian of Fordsville, Ky., and Jeremy M. Buechler and his wife Catrina of Columbia City. There are nine grandchildren, Alexandria “Lexy” Reister, Dakota Reister, Johnathan Reister, Nathaniel “Nate” Reister, Landon Reister, Shady Canary, Skyler Canary, Curtis Buechler and Lucas Buechler. Penny had two brothers, Randall G. Woods of Loogootee and Rex L. Williams of Orleans. There are three sisters, Kathy A. Bentley, Nan R. Williams, and Analee Hanover, all of Orleans. Penny had numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; also two nieces, Jennifer Woods and Heidi Hanover.

Penny enjoyed her family, crocheting and visiting with friends and family. She also enjoyed spending time and sharing her life with three great-nieces, that she considered granddaughters, Gabbi, Hadli and Lani Hanover.

A graveside service will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. There will be visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home from 3 until 5 p.m. Thursday, before the graveside at Fairview Cemetery.

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

Mildred L. Knight

Mildred L. Knight, 83, French Lick, died at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab in Mitchell. Arrangements are pending at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick.

April 13, 2011

Ronald ‘Max’ Harrell

Jan. 15, 1937 — April 11, 2011

Ronald “Max” Harrell, 74, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 4:11 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1937, he was the son of Hanford and Wilma (Glover) Harrell. He married Priscilla Grubb and she survives.

He retired from Triangle-Leahy and Harrell-Fish, Inc. and was a member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No. 136.

He attended the First Assembly of God Church and enjoyed family vacations, fishing and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife, Priscilla, of Bedford; two daughters, Pamela Walton and husband Dave of Bloomington and Kelly Talbott of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, Ronnie Harrell and wife Deanna of Bedford; grandchildren, Michael Sanders, Keri Sanders and Kasey Talbott; great-grandchildren, Tyler Sanders and Karsen Talbott; two brothers, Don and Joe Harrell; and two sisters, June Isom and Darlene Harrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

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

Ida L. Frank

Nov. 26, 1929 — March 27, 2011

Ida Louise Campbell-Roach-Frank, 81, a native of Bedford, died March 27 in Vero Beach, Fla. A life celebration memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the East Oolitic Community Center, followed by fellowship.

April 12, 2011

Paul Borden

May 4, 1940 — April 7, 2011

Paul “Marvin” Borden, 70, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Schneck Medical Center.

Marvin was born in Bedford on May 4, 1940, to William and Martha (Henson) Borden.

He was married to Sharon L. Cole on June 29, 1968. They were celebrating 43 years of marriage.

Marvin retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1996 after 26 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, amateur radio, and spending time with family. He was a member of the Seymour Country Club and the Possier Posse Motorcycle Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Dean Borden, Bill (Kim) Borden, Larry (Pat) Borden, Melinda Lewis, Paul (Lee Ann) Borden, Tom (Annette) Mullikin, Terri McDonald, Tony (Marcia) Mullikin; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Barbara) Borden, Willard (Sandy) Borden; and one sister, Nona “Lucy” Tincher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Borden.

A funeral service was this morning at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Michael Hogg officiating.

Memorials may be written to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Foundation.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Voss Funeral Service and Tri-County Crematory, Seymour.

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

Ronald M. Harrell

Ronald Max Harrell, 74, Bedford, died at 4:11 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 11, 2011

Pearl Ann Wright

Aug. 29, 1965 — April 8, 2011

Pearl Ann Wright, 45, of Oolitic, died Friday, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1965, in Linton, she was the daughter of Bill and Frances (Martin) Phipps. Pearl married Ron Wright on April 22, 1989.

She was an embroiderer at Four Seasons Sports and attended East Oolitic Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband Ron Wright; four brothers, Terry Vincent of Texas, and Perry Vincent, James Vincent and Mark Vincent, all of Bloomington; a sister, Anita Watson of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

David A. Tomson

Jan. 19, 1956 — April 8, 2011

David Allen Tomson, 55, of Ellettsville, born Jan. 19, 1956, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 8, 2011.

David graduated from Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar in 1974.

He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. and Great Commission Theological Seminary in Bowling Green, Ky. where he earned five degrees in Theology.

David was an ordained minister and counselor and theologian.

He is survived by his daughter, Cherith Tomson of Bedford; his parents, Ralph and Barbara Tomson of Ellettsville; brother, Tim Tomson of Ellettsville,; sister, Susan Mann of Indianapolis; five nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

No services for David at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of Chandler Funeral Home.

Chandler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Paul Borden

May 4, 1940 — April 7, 2011

Paul “Marvin” Borden, 70, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Schneck Medical Center.

Marvin was born in Bedford on May 4, 1940, to William and Martha (Henson) Borden.

He was married to Sharon L. Cole on June 29, 1968. They were celebrating 43 years of marriage.

Marvin retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1996 after 26 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, amateur radio, and spending time with family. He was a member of the Seymour Country Club and the Possier Posse Motorcycle Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Dean Borden, Bill (Kim) Borden, Larry (Pat) Borden, Melinda Lewis, Paul (Lee Ann) Borden, Tom (Annette) Mullikin, Terri McDonald, Tony (Marcia) Mullikin; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Barbara) Borden, Willard (Sandy) Borden; and one sister, Nona “Lucy” Tincher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Borden.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and

from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at Voss Chapel

A funeral fervice will be at 10:30 a.m. at Voss Chapel on Tuesday with Rev. Michael Hogg officiating.

Memorials may be written to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Foundation.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Voss Funeral Service and Tri-County Crematory, Seymour.

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

April 10, 2011

Connie E. Baldwin

JULY 26, 1945 — APRIL 9, 2011

Connie Elaine Baldwin, 65, of 87 Rivervale Cabin Rd., Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at her residence.

Born July 26, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clarence Ephriam and Jessie Marie (Southern) Covey. Connie married James Dale Baldwin on June 14, 1977, and he survives. She retired as an assembly line worker for RCA in 1998 after 33 years. Connie was a member of the New Union Church. She was an avid bowler and a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress and the Senior Bowling League. She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include her husband, James Dale of Bedford; one daughter, Audra Marie Baldwin of Bedford; one brother, Rev. Clarence Ronald Covey and wife Judy of South Bend; step-children, James T. Baldwin and wife Taresa of Bedford, Marta Lak,e of Bedford, Toby Baldwin of Bedford, Edward M. Baldwin and wife Twila of Mitchell, Shirley Terrell and husband Mark of Mitchell; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Connie was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Rev. Clarence Covey and Bro. Michael French officiating. Cremation will follow after the service. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The family asks for friends to bring in their beaded calendars that Connie has made to be displayed during the visitation and funeral. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Connie at www.daycarter.com.

Jimmie Drew Brock

NOV. 13, 1947 — APRIL 8, 2011

Jimmie Drew Brock, 63, of 8 Maddox Lane, Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 8 at his residence.

Born November 13, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of James Harold and Elsie Lorrain (Kern) Brock. Jimmie married Nancy Prunty on February 18, 1967. He was a farmer and a card carrying Journeyman at General Motors Central Foundry. Jimmie was a member of the UAW.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Brock, of 44 years; two sons, Jeffrey Harold Brock of Bedford, and James Drew “J.D.” Brock and wife Amber of Bedford; one daughter, Lori Brock of Bedford; one brother, Kenny Brock of Bedford; two sisters, Mona Cobb and husband Bill of Guthrie, and Myra England and husband Denver of Bedford; two grandchildren, Matthew and Hannah, whom he raised; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Toni Anne Brock; and one grandson, Jacob Brock.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Rev. Aaron Levering officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jimmie at www.daycarter.com.

Pearl Ann Wright

Pearl Ann Wright, 45, of Oolitic, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

April 09, 2011

James O. Schooley

Feb. 1, 1924 — April 7, 2011

James O. Schooley, 87, North Vernon, formerly of Mitchell, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

He was born in Bedford on Feb. 1, 1924, the son of Harry Schooley and Gweneth (Cooper) Howerton.

He was baptized at First Christian Church in Mitchell.

He is survived by several cousins.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with Mike Collins officiating. Burial will follow.

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

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

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

April 08, 2011

Gregory T. ‘Gig’ Srygler

Oct. 28, 1948 — April 5, 2011

Gregory T. “Gig” Srygler, 62, of 2950 W. Thrasher Road, Bloomington, died Tuesday.

Born Oct. 28, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Harry T. and Gloria Hope (Colvin) Srygler. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1967. He graduated from Barber College in Florida in 1974.

He married Margaret “Peggy” Gramm-Srygler on May 5, 2004, and she survives.

He retired as a clerk from the U.S. Postal Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War where he received two purple hearts and two Navy commendations. He was a member of the Bloomington Eagles, Burton-Woolery American Legion Post No. 18 of Bloomington, V.F.W., Am Vets, the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club and the Masonic Lodge No. 440 F&AM of Eminence, and was a Boy Scout.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of Bloomington; a brother, Terry Srygler of Bedford; nephews, John, Jim and Terry Srygler; an aunt, Patsy Sutton of Indianapolis; and an uncle, Ron Colvin of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary Srygler.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Clarence Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg where military rites will be accorded.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Masonic services will be at 5 p.m.

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

Philip S. Bolton

Jan. 7, 1955 — April 5, 2011

Philip D. Bolton, age 56, of Bedford, died on Tuesday at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born Jan. 7, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of Jack W. and Betty J. (Bridwell) Bolton.

He attended Englewood Baptist Church in his youth and had a strong personal faith in God.

He was a talented musician, and played many instruments including the piano, drums, and wrote contemporary Christian Music.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Bolton of Bedford; one brother, Gary J. Bolton and wife Pat of Fayetteville, Ga., one nephew, Brent Bolton and his wife Heidi of Fayetteville, Ga., and one niece, Beth Ann Webb and her husband Brian of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his father Jack W. Bolton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. David G. Colgan officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Friends and family welcome.

April 07, 2011

Donald G. Parsons

April 17, 1939 — April 5, 2011

Donald G. Parsons, 71, Mitchell, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born April 17, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William and Gladys (Barlow) Parsons.

He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center — Crane.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his children, Donald Parsons Jr. of Mitchell, Pamela K. Watterson of Oklahoma, Lisa Wininger of Orleans, Danny Parsons of Paoli and Jerry Parsons of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lois Spalding of Indianapolis; and a brother, James Vernon Parsons of Shoals.

His parents and sisters, Margie Alice Abel and Christina Marie Parsons, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Merle Mullins 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 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Philip Bolton

Jan. 7, 1955 — April 5, 2011

Philip D. Bolton, 56, Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence. Friends and family may call from 1-2 on Saturday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Greg Srygler

Greg “Gig” Srygler, 62, of Bloomington, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 06, 2011

Stephen P. Hill

May 28, 1956 — April 5, 2011

Stephen Paul Hill, 54, Medora, died Tuesday morning at his residence. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Leesville Cemetery in Lawrence County. Arrangements were handled by the Hague Funeral Home in Medora.

Donald G. Parsons

Donald G. Parsons, 71, Mitchell, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

April 05, 2011

John S. ‘Mr. Spud’ Curren

Nov. 12, 1922 — April 2, 2011

John S. “Mr. Spud” Curren, 88, of Bedford, died at 1:39 a.m. on Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John W. and Florence (Easton) Curren. He was a graduate of the Shawswick High School with the class of 1943. John married Phyllis Pendley on Jan. 26, 1944, and she preceded him in death.

He retired in 1982 after working for 30 years at Central Foundry and operated a produce stand for many years.

He was a veteran the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and Farm Bureau. He donated produce to the church for many years and every Friday morning he helped the K of C with the fish before the Friday night fish fry.

Survivors include two sons, John E. Curren and companion Barbara Lofland of Williams and Samuel Curren and wife Ruby of Bedford; one daughter, Drenda K. Brunt and husband Max of Summitville; five grandchildren, Max Allen Brunt, Melissa Gilbert, Maleaha Evans, Lynessa Cummings, J.R. Curren; one step grandchild, Christian Garciano; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Colleen Smith of Bedford and Maxine Scherschel of Mitchell; and one brother, Robert Curren of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Wilson and Jane Atchison; and two brothers, Everett and Thomas Curren.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.

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

Rachael H. (Houston) Shaver

Feb. 9, 1914 — April 4, 2011

Rachael H. (Houston) Shaver, 97, a resident of StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, passed away on Monday following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 9, 1914, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Volney L. and Sallie J. (Overton) Houston. She married James E. Shaver on Oct. 14, 1933, and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1969.

Rachael was a Secretary at W. F. Meyers Co. in Bedford for 40 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Gillen Post No. 33, American Legion Auxiliary and the Bedford Lady Elks.

She is survived by one son, Larry Shaver and wife Carolyn of Bedford; two grandchildren, Diane (Boyd) Utz and husband Randy of Seattle, Wash., and Steve Adams and wife Misty of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Riley Grauer and Logan Utz of Seattle, and Alex and Avery Adams of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, James H. Shaver of Orlando, Fla., in 1996; two sisters, her twin, Ruth Elizabeth in 1918, and Kathryn Evelyn Hoffman of Three Rivers, Mich., in 1998.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider a memorial contribution to the White River Humane Society in Bedford.

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

Deanie Joe ‘Bo’ Voorhies

Dec. 1, 1951 — March 29, 2011

Deanie Joe “Bo” Voorhies, 59, Mitchell, passed away at 3:52 p.m. March 29, 2011, at his residence.

Born Dec. 1, 1951, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Tirey and Marjorie (Wagoner) Voorhies. He was to married Dorie Newby.

He was a self employed electrician and plumber.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

“Bo” was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, drag racing, horse racing and bingo.

Surviving are his wife, Dorie Voorhies of Mitchell; daughter, Echo Voorhies of Bedford; stepchildren, Sarah (Chris) Piper of Orleans, Jordan (Chelsa) Beyers of Oolitic, Angela Beyers of English, Waylon Hedge of Mitchell and Daniel York of Mitchell; two grandchildren; six step grandchildren; brothers, John David (Leah) Voorhies, of Mitchell and Denny (LaDonna) Voorhies and Danny (Dianna) Voorhies, all of Bedford; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ron and Helen Newby of Mitchell.

His parents; brother, Donald Voorhies; half brother, Joe Voorhies; and nephew, K.P. Voorhies, preceded him in death.

A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post No. 250 in Mitchell. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at a later date in Silverville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Michael E. Erdle

A graveside service for Michael E. Erdle, who passed away March 22, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Green Hill Cemetery.

April 04, 2011

Janice Lea Beedie

Aug. 25, 1940 — April 1, 2011

Janice Lea Beedie, 70, Oolitic, went to be with the Lord at 7:17 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Oolitic, the daughter of Tip and Effie (Swafford) Mills. She married Clyde H. Beedie on Sept. 27, 1958, and he preceded her in death on July 18, 2008.

She was a 1958 graduate of Oolitic High School.

She was employed at General Electric in Bloomington for 27 years, retiring in 1997. She attended Springville Trinity Pentecost Mission and was an avid I.U. basketball fan.

She loved to cook for family and friends, loved the outdoors and swimming pool activity. She was a wonderful Mother, Granny, Great-Granny and Sister. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Surviving are three daughters, Lesa (Mike) Bell of Mitchell, Debra (Paul) Gratzer of Bedford and Janna (Tim) Abell of Springville; one son, Mike (Tina) Beedie of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Stacy (John) Ritter of Bedford, Amber (Travis) Thorne of Bedford, Lindsey (Zach) Terrell of Mitchell, Michelle (P.J.) Gratzer and Michael Gratzer, both of Bedford, Tanner Abell and Brianna Abell, both of Springville, and Logan Bell of Mitchell; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Terrell, Lance Terrell, Grant Thorne, Parker Thorne, Bryant Thorne, Payton Johnson and Colton Johnson; one sister, Karen Joy Brown of Fayetteville; three sisters-in-law, Anna Mills of Oolitic, and Rose Stiles and Lucille (Pete) Pearson, both of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Frank, Willie, Garvin and twin brother, Jan Mills; and one sister, Helen Marie, in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or Springville Trinity Pentecost Mission.

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

Garvin ‘Tip’ Mills

Feb. 25, 1933 — March 31, 2011

Garvin “Tip” Mills, of Waukegan, Ill., passed on to be with the Lord at Vista Medical Center East of Waukegan Thursday morning.

Born Feb. 25, 1933, in Oolitic, he was the son of Tip and Effie (Swafford) Mills. After graduating from Oolitic High School in 1951 he joined the United States Navy and was a proud veteran who had served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Upon retirement from the Navy, Garvin worked at the VA Hospital of North Chicago.

He is survived by his companion of 37 years, Martha Johnson; three daughters, Terri, Jerri and Jenni Mills of Japan; one sister, Karen J. Brown of Bedford, sister-in-law, Anna Mills of Oolitic, and several nieces and nephews in Lawrence County. Also surviving are the children of his companion, three daughters, Roxanna Johns, Angela Sims and Wilene Nard; six sons, William, Van, Gary, Gregory, Gerome and Tyrone Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank, Willie and Jan Mills; two sisters, Janice L. Beedie and Helen M. Mills; and one daughter of his companion, Linda Sharp.

A private viewing for family will be conducted at Bradshaw-Range Funeral Home in Waukegan with burial and military rites to take place on April 8 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elmwood, Ill.

Online condolences from friends and family may be posted at

Velma Fern Todd Axsom

June 26, 1924 — April 2, 2011

Velma Fern Axsom, 86, of Central Avenue, formerly of Harvest Lane, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, at Willow Crossing Health Care Center.

She was born in Lawrence County June 26, 1924, the daughter of Logan and Izola Hawkins Todd. She married Rev. Herschel D. Axsom May 16, 1942, in Bedford. He preceded her in death June 18, 2000.

She was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church of Columbus.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with the Rev. Dale Goddard officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.

She is survived by sons, Ronnie W. (Shirley) Axsom and Farrell (Evelyn) Axsom, all of Columbus; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and six brothers and three sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers; two sisters; and two grandsons.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.myers-reed.com.

John S. ‘Mr. Spud’ Curren

Nov. 12, 1922 — April 2, 2011

John S. “Mr. Spud” Curren, 88, of Bedford, died at 1:39 a.m. on Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a rosary at 8 pm.

Rachael H. Shaver

Rachael H. Shaver, 97, Bedford died at 4:55 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

April 03, 2011

Ronald Dale Hubbard

APRIL 11, 1939 — APRIL 1, 2011

Ronald Dale Hubbard, 71, of Bloomington, passed away Friday at his residence. Born on April 11, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Cledis and Coy (Hall) Hubbard.

Ronald served in the United States Navy for four years. He retired from RCA after 31 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby May Hubbard of Bloomington; four children, Ricky Hubbard and wife Linda of Bloomington, Rusty Hubbard and companion Debby Stroud of Springville, Bonnie Pierce of Plainville, and Brian Hubbard and wife Lynn of Whiteland; one brother, Michael Hubbard and wife Denese of Norman; one sister, Janet King and husband Larry of Springville; nine grandchildren, Jared Hubbard, Matt Hubbard and wife Heather, Jeff Hubbard, Chris Pierce, Alyson Pierce, Luke Archer, James Hubbard-Herrman, Elaina Hubbard and Tiernan Hubbard; three step-grandchildren, Tim Ridge, James Ridge and Robert Ridge; and six great-grandchildren, Aubrie Hubbard, Jocelynn Hubbard, Lily Richardson, Harlie Pierce, Kailee Pierce and Macy Pierce.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Terry Archer; and two grandchildren, Jacob Archer and Michelle Archer.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Allen Funeral Home, with Rev. Cameron Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Lowder Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital or charity of choice.

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

Robert ‘Bob’ Hannum

JULY 25, 1929 — APRIL 1, 2011

Robert L. “Bob” Hannum, 81, of Columbus, Friday, April 1, 2011, at Hospice of South Central Indiana.

He was born on July 25, 1929, in Bedford, to Charles W. and Edna Mae Smith Hannum.

He married Eleanor Hewitt Hannum on March 31, 1948, in Bedford.

He worked in construction as a young man before his employment and retirement from Golden Foundry, ’66 to ’89. He had been a maintenance superintendent.

He enjoyed any sport that was involved with a ball. Hunting, fishing, traveling were also great loves. He and his wife had traveled to all 50 states camping. They also traveled extensively to many foreign countries, including Australia, Canada and Europe.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Greg (Kathie) Hannum of Columbus, and Randy L. (Laura Mattingly) Hannum of Bloomington; brothers, Loren (Margy) Hannum of Morgantown, and Roger (Vickie) Hannum of Rawlings, WY; grandchildren, Matthew and Laura Hannum of Columbus, and Ken Hannum of Lima, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Ray and Warren Hannum.

Visitation was Saturday and is today at 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Myers-Reed Chapel, on 25th Street, Columbus, with Rev. Chad Ransom officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com.

Janice Lea Beedie

Janice Lea Beedie, 70, of Oolitic, died Friday. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

John S. ‘Mr. Spud’ Curren

John S. “Mr. Spud” Curren, 88, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 02, 2011

Virginia M. Hayes

Aug. 13, 1924 — March 31, 2011

Virginia M. Hayes, 86, of Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Mundell Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. on Monday at the church.

April 01, 2011

Janice Beedie

Janice Beedie, 70, Oolitic, died this morning at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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