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2011-05 (May)

May 31, 2011

Edward B. Keith

Jan. 3, 1934 — May 29, 2011

Edward Benton Keith, 77, Bedford, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Bedford, the son of Howard Benton Keith and Helen (Blankenship) Keith.

He had worked in maintenance at Cummins Diesel in Columbus, and was retired.

Survivors include one sister, Deloris “Dodie” Zonakis of Fort Wayne; one brother, Wayne Rodger Keith and wife Phyllis (George) Keith of Mitchell; nieces, Kelly A. (Keith) Spencer and husband Michael of Bedford and Leanne (Zonakis) Cox of Fort Wayne; nephews, Randall W. Keith of Bedford and Steven Zonakis of Florida; half sisters, Debby (Keith) Seery and husband Ken of Tucson, Ariz., Eulalia Riffle, Brenda Fritsch and Patricia Keith, all of Tucson, Ariz.; half brother, Howard Keith Jr. of Ariz.; stepmother, Rosemary (Lovell) Keith of Tucson; and cousins, Darlene (Marsh) Baugh, Kelly Baugh and Kevin Williams, all of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half brother, Kenneth Keith, who had lived in Arizona; and half sister, Wanda Keith, who had lived in Mitchell.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the White River Humane Society in Bedford.

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

Rita L. Sullivan

Dec. 10, 1943 — May 28, 2011

Rita L. Sullivan, 67, Bedford, died at 7:37 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Bedford, the daughter of Robert and Alleta (Starr) Hardwick. She married Billy Dean Sullivan on July 22, 1961.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She attended the Salvation Army Church.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Dean Sullivan of Bedford; three sons, Billy Dean (Melanie) Sullivan Jr., of Petersburg, Robert M. (Adrienne) Sullivan of Jasper, and Tristan W. Sullivan of Bedford; four daughters, Victoria (Craig) Zoelzer, Valarie L. (Dennis) Martin, and Stacy (Robert) Pruitt, all of Bedford, and Ashley Baker and fiance´ Michael Porter of Mitchell; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Susie Pierce of Avoca; two brothers, Marvin Hardwick of Bedford, and Rick Hardwick of Springville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dallas Ray and Timothy Lee Hardwick; one sister, Brenda Kay Golden; and one great-grandchild, Kellen Reed Sullivan.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Captain Donna Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Billie W. Clifton

Dec. 23, 1930 — May 29, 2011

Billie Warren Clifton, 80, 523 South First Street, Mitchell, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1930, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer and Josie (Mundy) Clifton. He married Barbara R. Strange Aug. 16, 1951, and she preceded him in death Oct. 17, 1983. He married Sarah Jane Vaught in 2001.

He retired from Otis Elevator and was former owner of Erwin’s Greenhouse.

Billie was a former member of the Mitchell Lions Club and lifetime member of the First Christian Church. He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Jane Clifton of Mitchell; children, Frankie (Kim) Clifton of Martinsville and Donna (Michael) Villarreal of Mitchell and eight grandchildren.

His parents; first wife; and sister, Evelyn Cameron, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens 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. today and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Keith Mundy, Barry Mundy, Brent Mundy, Dan Caudell, John Ellis, and Christopher Spears.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Jeremy Lewis

Dec. 20, 1981 — May 30, 2011

Jeremy Lewis, 29, Mitchell, died at 4:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bedford Baptist Temple. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Stella V. Langley

Oct. 22, 1933 — May 29, 2011

Stella V. Langley, 77, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington.

May 29, 2011

Wayne L. Chase

Feb. 6, 1922 — May 26, 2011

Wayne L. Chase, 89, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born at midnight on February 6, 1922, in Lewiston, Idaho, the first child of Charles Irvin and Agnes Joanne Chase, later followed by Levon, Palmer and Clinton.

Wayne completed high school in Independent School District No.1 (chartered by Congress) in Lewiston. In 1941, he attended what is now the Lewis Clark College in Lewiston, where he received a teacher’s certificate authorizing him to teach school. In Richfield, Idaho, he taught the eighth grade, high school manual arts and acted as the grade school principal. He also coached the B-squad in basketball and assisted the football coach.

On August 16, 1942, he married his sweetheart from his college days, Dorothy Allen. He then joined the armed forces as a volunteer. On November 3, 1943, his wife pinned the gold bars of a second lieutenant and the silver wings of a pilot on him at a graduation ceremony at Moody Field, Valdosta, Georgia. His military service took him to North Africa, Sicily, England and all over mainland Europe. He was a troop carrier pilot flying paratroopers on their missions, towing gliders into combat, hauling supplies and ammunitions to the frontline troops, evacuating wounded and transporting troops wherever they were needed. He remained in the United States Air Force Reserve and after more than 21 years of service, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

When he returned home from the war, he enrolled at the University of Idaho were he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1949, a Masters degree in 1949 and in 1957 he earned the Professional Degree of Chemical Engineer. He spent his 50 year professional career in nuclear technology. During his career, he was in charge of the design of the heat transport systems for the three largest liquid-metal-cooled fast breeder reactors in the United States at that time. In 1982, Wayne and his wife formed a consulting firm and for the rest of the 20th century provided consulting services to utility companies and industry in the areas of nuclear power.

Wayne was a Fellow in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He served on the national ASME Code Committee on Inservice Inspection of liquid-metal-cooled nuclear plants. He authored many reports, articles and papers and co-authored a book dealing with his areas of expertise.

Wayne is survived by his son, Michael W. Chase and wife JoAnn, of Springville, IN; three grandchildren, Lauren Marie Edwards and husband Ben, Maria Dorothy Chase and Dominick Michael Chase; two great-grandchildren, Asa Chase Edwards and Burr Warren Edwards; and one brother, Palmer Chase.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Allen Chase; and two brothers, Levon Chase and Clinton Chase.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Private family services are being conducted. Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

Glen I. Caves

June 4, 1950 — May 27, 2011

Glen Irvin Caves, 60, of Solsberry, died Friday morning at his residence from complications of diabetes and kidney failure.

Born June 4, 1950, in Bloomington, he was the son of Marion and Dorothy (Shaw) Caves and the grandson of Marvin and Virgie Shaw. He was retired as a machinist with A.T.R. Coil. He worked on Volkswagens as a hobby and converted several into sandrails. He was a lifetime member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Hendricksville.

He is survived by his wife, Grace “Liz” (Bastin) Caves, of Solsberry; two daughters, Anna Whiting, of Bushnell, Florida, and Julie Goens, of Bedford, Indiana; one brother, Gary Caves, of Solsberry; one sister, Pam Freeman, of Solsberry; one stepsister, Virginia Lee, of Jefferson, IN; and five grandchildren, Mia Whiting, Shade Gann, Brianna Gann, Jacob Gann and Lane Goens. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; one sister, Marian Caves; two stepbrothers, Virgil and Lawrence; and one stepsister, Blanche.

The funeral service will be at Day Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Bro. Don English officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and before services on Wednesday.

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

Rita L. Sullivan

Rita L. Sullivan, 67, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

May 28, 2011

Tabatha Cassidy

May 26, 2011 — May 26, 2011

Tabatha Dawn Cassidy, infant daughter of Tony and Patricia (Carrico) Cassidy of Orleans, was stillborn on Thursday at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 27, 2011

Howard Stonaker

Dr. Howard H. “Stony” Stonaker, 93, Fort Collins, Colo., a native of Bedford, died May 13 in Fort Collins. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins.

Memorials: Dr. H.H. Stonaker Scholarship in Animal Sciences, c/o Colorado State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1870.

May 26, 2011

Newton Taflinger

Feb. 13, 1931 — May 24, 2011

Newton Andrew “Newt” Taflinger Jr., 80, Mitchell, passewd away at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Newton Andrew and Maude Liene (Smith) Taflinger, Sr. He married Betty Jo Smith Sept. 30, 1981. He was a self employed carpenter.

Newt was a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Taflinger of Mitchell; children, Rick (Leaetta) Taflinger of Avoca, Cheryl (Kenny) Watterson of Granger, Tona (Anthony) Dobson of Marble Hill, Ga., Beth (Ken) Compton of Naples, Fla., and Sheila (Eddy) Grubbs of Salem; stepdaughters, Sherry (Bob) Melski of Indianapolis, Treva Carron of Bedford and Tammy Banks of Bloomington; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Norma Jean (Charles) Sloan of Linton, Eleanor “Sis” Graves of Mitchell, James (Paula) Taflinger of Paoli, Kay Taflinger, Atlanta, Ga., and Ed (Rhonda) Taflinger of Mitchell; and daughter-in-law, Patty Luttrell of Bedford.

His parents; first wife, Norma; son, Mike Taflinger; and sister, Anna McCart, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones 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 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

May 25, 2011

Virginia Whalen Gobin

April 17, 1922 — May 24, 2011

Virginia Whalen Gobin, 89, of Mitchell, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 17, 1922, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Icey Louise (Walls) Stewart. She married Fred Whalen on Jan. 2, 1937. Her second marriage was to Carl M. Gobin April 17, 1976; both husbands preceded her in death.

She retired from Modern Cleaners in Bloomington, and worked at Reliance Manufacturing. Virginia was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and attended the Mitchell Church of The Nazarene. Virginia was a member of Mary’s Sit Down and Shape Up Exercise Class.

She is survived by children, Nancy (Donald) Mahan of Bedford, David (Louise) Whalen of Bedford, Roberta Henderson of Mitchell and Jean Elrod of Springfield, Ohio; brothers, Bill (Rose) Stewart of Ellettsville and Paul Stewart of Waldorf, Md.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Virginia raised several stepchildren including a very special one, Sondra Williams. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Her parents; daughter, Tina Marie Crabb; granddaughter, Christina Gibbons; brother, Warren Stewart; and sisters, Naomi Bush, Margaret Bush and Mary Ellen Jones preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions: Charity of your choice.

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

Loretta L. Arnold

March 22, 1933 — May 24, 2011

Loretta L. Arnold, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. God called another angel home today. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Born March 22, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Blanche (Enochs) Hall. She married Jackie Lee Arnold Feb. 14, 1953. Together they raised five children.

She had been employed at Trav-Ler, Essex, Spring Mill Inn and Mitchell Ice Cream Shop. She enjoyed bingo, sewing and just visiting with family and friends. She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Surviving husband, Jackie Lee Arnold of Mitchell, children, Cathy (Edward) Anderson, of Mitchell, Tammy (Jon) Malot of Mitchell, Troy (Dee Brinkworth) Johnston of Mitchell, Jeramie (Amy McNeely) Arnold of Bedford and Stephanie (Jason) McCameron of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Vertis (June) Hall of Mitchell and Delmont (Loretta) Hall of French Lick; and sister-in-law, Sarah Hall of Mitchell.

Her parents; sons, Timothy Arnold and Joey Arnold; brothers, Bob Hall and Lloyd Hall; and a grandson preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Manor Canopy Fund

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

Howard E. Sherfick

April 16, 1918 — May 23, 2011

Howard E. Sherfick, 93, of Shoals, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 4:12 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 16, 1918, in Lost River Township of Martin County to Everett and Anna Bryan (Green) Sherfick. He married Melva Blume Kerns on April 15, 1945, in Daviess County.

He was a 1937 graduate of Shoals High School. Howard was a dedicated member of the Shoals Christian Church, and served as elder and treasurer for 40 years.

Upon graduation from high school, Howard worked on the family farm. He took a short course in electrical wiring and wired several homes and farmsteads for electricity. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 1941 and served through May of 1945. While in the Army he was chief of utilities in a 2,000-bed general hospital. Following his discharge from the Army, Howard worked in maintenance at Sherfick Furniture Factory and at Crane as a carpenter. He then joined John Force in bridge construction and worked with him for 22 years. His last position was custodian and maintenance for Shoals Community School Corporation, and he retired at age 65 years in 1983.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Blume of Shoals; one daughter, Linda June (Richard) Hawkins of Shoals; two sons, David (Sonja) Sherfick of Shoals and Danny (Nancy) Sherfick of Bedford; grandchildren, Rod (Mimi) Hawkins, Mark (Missy) Hawkins, Lea (Shawn) Cullison, Tamar (Kent) Greenwell, Grant Sherfick, Lynette Sherfick, Evan (Jean) Sherfick, Mason Sherfick and Seth Sherfick; great-grandchildren, Shelby Sands, Ethan Sands, Emily Sands, Ashley Hawkins, Michael Hawkins, Ryan Hawkins, Megan Hawkins, Melanie Hawkins, Cati Greenwell, Sarah Greenwell, Sophie Greenwell, Reagan Sherfick, Everett Sherfick and Crosby Sherfick; two brothers, Gene Sherfick of Shoals and George Sherfick of Terre Haute.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Stanley Sherfick.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Shoals Christian Church. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shoals Christian Church.

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

Newton J. Taflinger

Newton J. Taflinger, 80, Mitchell, died Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

May 24, 2011

Stephen Brinegar

Jan. 29, 1965 — May 12, 2011

Stephen A. Brinegar, 46, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at the Los Angeles County/USC Hospital in Los Angeles.

Steve was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Bedford, the son of Aaron J. Brinegar and Valerie (Bochenek) Brinegar. He was preceded in death by his mother on Feb. 20, 2001.

Steve was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and studied music at the Indiana University School of Music and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He was a 28-year resident of Los Angeles and was an organist/pianist, composer and arranger who contributed to many LA area churches over the years, most notably the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Pacific Palisades, Calif., where he served as both musical and choral director. He also worked as a travel agent, personal fitness trainer, computer programmer and fashion model.

Survivors include his father, Aaron; brother, A.J.; and one nephew, Andy Brinegar, all of Bedford; a sister, Emily Brinegar of Bloomington; aunts, Peri Combs of Jasper and Paula Bartlett of Bloomfield; and an uncle, Robert Bochenek of Defiance, Ohio.

A memorial service is planned at the Crescent Heights United Methodist Church in West Hollywood as well as one in Bedford, arrangements pending.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Midnight Ministry Program c/o. Crescent Hills First United Methodist Church, 1296, N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046 or to the IU Health Positive Link SPSP Program, 333 E. Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Virginia L. Gobin

Virginia L. Gobin, 89, Mitchell, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Loretta Arnold

Loretta Arnold, 78, Mitchell, died at 5 a.m. today at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

May 23, 2011

Roy Caysinger

June 28, 1920 — May 22, 2011

Roy E. “Jake” Caysinger, 90, of Bedford, passed away at 12:56 a.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He was born June 28, 1920, in Deanfield, Ky., the son of Jess and Essie (Nave) Caysinger. He married LaVonne Howard on May 2, 1954, and she preceded him in death on May 16, 2008.

He retired in 1980 from the Texas Gas Transmission Corp. of Owensboro, Ky.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, and a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166 of Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Denis Roy Caysinger and wife Judy of Hilton, N.Y.; one brother, Willie Earl Kaysinger of Henderson, Ky.; one sister, Mildred Spurier and husband Carl of Owensboro, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, LaVonne Caysinger; one sister; and two brothers.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. The Knights of Columbus will lead a memorial rosary service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions should be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Society Building Fund, in memory of Roy Caysinger.

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

Irene Edwards

Oct. 26, 1922 — May 21, 2011

Irene Weyer Edwards, 88, of Johnson Christian Village, died at 7:37 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 26, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Andrew and Ruby (Short) Wolfinger. She married William Raymond “Bud” Weyer and he preceded her in death in January of 1966. She then married Faye “Slim” Trester and he preceded her in death in November of 1975.

Irene was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church, the Merry Widows Group, Solsberry No. 547 Order of the Eastern Star and the Department Club.

Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Dyer of Columbus, Margaret Osmon and husband Jerry of North Salem, Jean Joyner and husband Joe of Bedford, and Jane Woodward and husband David of Bedford; a son, Joe Trester of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one brother, Christian Eugene Wolfinger; one sister, Elva Mae; and one son, Frank Trester.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with her son, Pastor Joe Trester officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon until service time on Wednesday. Eastern Star Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Solsberry No. 547 Order.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Christian Village.

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

Douglas Stutsman

Sept. 18, 1948 — May 21, 2011

Douglas Stutsman, 62, Mitchell, passed away on Saturday morning at his residence.

Born Sept. 18, 1948, in Scottsburg, he was the son of Ellsworth E. and Edith J. (Gibson) Stutsman. He married Evelyn Bruce on Sept. 28, 1969.

Douglas retired in 2009 as a tool and die maker for General Motors. He was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; his mother, Edith Stutsman of Columbus; a brother, Gerald Stutsman and wife Barbara of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Bob Wagner of Bedford; nephews, Scott Stutsman of Scottsburg, Dan Wagner and wife Misty of Mitchell, Aaron Wagner of Bedford, and Dale Bruce and wife Debbie of Columbus; nieces Evelyn K. Blackburn of Clifford, Jane Hammond and husband Dick of Columbus, and Patty Bunton and husband Jody of Columbus; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Glenn Duncan and the Rev. Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Hazel R. Russell

July 20, 1915 — May 22, 2011

Hazel R. Russell, 95, Mitchell, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born July 20, 1915, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Wilford and Ada Cleo (Gilliatt) Parks. She married Oliver Russell May, 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She was employed 16 years at JayC Food Store. Hazel was a former member of the Spring Mill Homemakers Unit 1 Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and Fleur de Lis.

She also had served on the Lawrence County Election Board.

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

Surviving are grandchildren, Brandt (Allyson) Baughman of Chesterton, and their son Asher, Autumn Baughman of Mitchell and Doel (Keri) Baughman of Clarksville, Tenn., and their children, Brenna and Torin; a sister, Mary Frances (Mel) Kornfield of Tamarac, Fla., and a sister-in-law, Kathryn Parks of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; children, Nancy Baughman and infant son, Michael Russell; and brothers, Clifford Parks, Lowell Parks and Robert Parks, 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. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

May 22, 2011

Irene Weyer Edwards

Oct. 26, 1922 — May 21, 2011

Irene Weyer Edwards, 88, of Johnson Christian Village, died at 7:37 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born October 26, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Andrew and Ruby (Short) Wolfinger. She married William Raymond “Bud” Weyer, and he preceded her in death in January of 1966. She then married Faye “Slim” Trester, and he preceded her in death in November of 1975. Irene was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church, the Merry Widows Group, Solsberry #547 Order of the Eastern Star and the Department Club.

Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Dyer, of Columbus, Margaret Osmon and husband, Jerry, of North Salem, Jean Joyner and husband, Joe, of Bedford, and Jane Woodward and husband, David, of Bedford; a son, Joe Trester, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one brother, Christian Eugene Wolfinger; one sister, Elva Mae; and one son, Frank Trester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with her son, Pastor Joe Trester, officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, and from noon until service time on Wednesday, May 25. Eastern Star Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Solsberry #547 Order. Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Christian Village. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Irene at www.daycarter.com.

Rhea Dawn Hayes

Mar. 20, 1949 — May 18, 2011

Rhea Dawn Hayes, 62, of Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born on March 20, 1949, in Bedford to William Sullivan and Josie (Melvin) Sullivan Miller.

She married John Hayes on Dec. 6, 1968, and he survives.

She was a homemaker. She attended church at the Salvation Army.

Survivors include her husband, John Hayes, of Bedford; two sons, Johnny Hayes (Shawna), of Seymour, and Adam Hayes, of Bedford; one daughter, Rhonda Greene (Michael), of Bloomington; two brothers, Joe (Anna) Sullivan, of Bedford, and Billy Dean (Rita) Sullivan, of Bedford; four sisters, Carol Manuel, of Austin, Helen Good, of Bedford, Ruth Ann Cain, of Solsberry, and Lois Ritter, of Bedford; and two grandchildren, Logan and Aydan Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Darla Hayes; three brothers, Orville “Bee” Smith, and John and Tom Sullivan; and three sisters, Marilyn Sullivan, Mary DeArmond and Shirley Courter.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

May 21, 2011

Verle A. Trogdon

Oct. 12, 1921 — May 20, 2011 Verle Alice Trogdon, 89, Bedford, died at 8 a.m. Friday at her residence.

She was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Monroe County, to Will and Hazel (Robinson) Elkins. She married Clyde Carter and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1958. She then married Wayne Trogdon and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1997.

She was a supervisor of home health care with Older Americans Services.

She was a member of the Mundell Christian Church where she was in charge of the card ministry.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Carter (Blane) Davidson of Bedford, Carol Carter (Colby) Southern, Springville and Tracy Trogdon (Mark) Gillespie of Heltonville; two sons, Clyde Carter and Stephen Carter, both of Bedford; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Fern Scott of Florida; one brother, Kenny Elkins, of Hope; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one son, Bradley Carter; three sisters, Grace Elkins, Evelyn Murphy and Lucy Oleson; and one brother, Ernie Elkins.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mundell Christian Church. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

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

Howard E. Flynn

Aug. 17, 1911 — May 19, 2011

Howard Emery Flynn, 99, Indianapolis, passed away Thursday.

Howard was born on Aug. 17, 1911. in Bedford to the late John L. and Edna (Holler) Flynn. Howard is a 1930 graduate of Bedford High School. He married his love Mildred Kern in 1933.

Howard was employed with GM Allison Transmission as a machinist for many years; and at Lamb Machinery as a machinist, working a combined 41 years, retiring in 1971.

Howard was a member of the Greenwood Moose Lodge No. 2079. He loved Bluegrass music and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Howard is survived by his loving children, Valerie Jean Gray, Gary Flynn, Diana (Scott) Moore, Sue Parker, Pamela Kwick, Howard Flynn Jr., Kenneth Flynn, Terry Flynn and Thomas Flynn; a stepbrother Harold Flynn; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Flynn; brother, Hansel Flynn; and stepbrother, Larry Flynn.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Doris Flynn officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Association.

If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com.

Herbert ‘Gene’ Wesner

Jan. 2, 1929 — May 19, 2011

Herbert “Gene” Wesner, age 82, of French Lick, passed away on Thursday at Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

He was born in West Baden Springs, on Jan. 2, 1929, to Elbert Wesner and Leora Beatty Wesner.

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

He is survived by his wife Anna Marie Wesner of French Lick; five sons, Ronald (Mary Alice) Wesner of Mitchell, Anthony J. (Gina) Wesner of French Lick, James Wesner of Loogootee, John (Becky) Wesner of Fulda and Richard (Andrea) Wesner of Riesel, Texas; two daughters, Laura (Mike) Reynolds of West Baden Springs and Shirley (Tony) Starks of Evansville; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, five sisters, Goldie, Dessie, Evelyn, Geraldine, and Tootsie Drake; two sons, William and Carl Wesner; one daughter, Carolyn Branham; and one daughter-in-law, Diane.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. Burial will follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

May 20, 2011

Michael K. Chen

Aug. 10, 1937 — May 19, 2011

Michael K. Chen (Kuei-Chun Chen), 73, of 1812 H Street, Bedford, died at 2:12 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Taipei, Taiwan, he was the son of Ting-Say Chen and Kimho (Wei) Chen.

He retired as a chemical engineer from NWSC Crane.

Survivors include seven children and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No services are scheduled. Visitation will be from 3-8 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 Michael at www.daycarter.com.

Hazel Richason

Nov. 16, 1936 — May 18, 2011

Hazel B. Richason, 74, Mitchell, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Born Nov. 16, 1936, in Hartford City, she was the daughter of George Henderson and Frances Ellen (Imel) Coy. She married Earl Marshall Richason April 19, 1965.

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

She graduated in 1954 from Marion High School.

Surviving are her husband, Earl Richason of Mitchell; sons, Troy Richason of Mitchell, Tom (Penny) Richason of Radcliff, Ky., Terry (Brenda) Richason of Nashville, Tenn., and Tim (Beverly) Richason of Mitchell; daughter, Joyce (William) Aldridge of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Schmucker of Elkhart.

Her parents; brother, Jerry Sims; and sister, Velda Bulen, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Rhea Dawn Hayes

Rhea Dawn Hayes, 62, Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

May 19, 2011

Robert Brinkworth

Dec. 18, 1934 — May 18, 2011

Robert W. “Bobby” Brinkworth, 76, Mitchell, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born Dec.18, 1934, in Mitchell, he was the son of William H. and Inez (Core) Brinkworth. He married Betty L. Chatham July 22, 1955. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center—Crane. He was a member of Orleans Masonic Lodge No. 153 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, and Past Master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Bob was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

He was an avid Chicago Cubs and I.U. Basketball fan.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Brinkworth of Mitchell; daughters, Debra (Treacy) Mueller of Noblesville and Cindy Reed of New Palestine; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Fred (Sallie) Brinkworth of Paoli; a halfsister, Paula Jill Brown; and a sister-in-law, Mary Brinkworth of Mitchell.

His parents; and brothers, Kenneth Brinkworth and Donald Brinkworth, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Graham, the Rev. Dan Hopkins, and the Rev. Joey Aderholt officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum 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 and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

A Masonic Memorial Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: LIFE Food Pantry

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

Beulah I. Jaynes

Oct. 14, 1922 — May 18, 2011

Beulah I. Jaynes, 88, of 7089 Kimberly Lane, Plainfield, died at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Oct. 14, 1922, in Bedford, she was the daughter of George Henry and Myrtle Ellen (Koontz) Luther. She married Woodrow Jaynes and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1990.

She retired from Indiana Bell and attended Avon Christian Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Sheila Dawn Elkins and Amber Elaine George, both of Bedford; and a nephew, John David Livingston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Ansel Luther; a sister, Gretna Beryl Elkins; and a great nephew, Varian Slade George.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield.

No visitation is scheduled.

Arrangements under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Paul D. Matthew

May 29, 1938 — May 17, 2011

Paul D. Matthew, 72, of Orleans, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home.

Paul was born May 29, 1938, in Orange County. He was the son of Vannie and Elizabeth Goins Matthew.

He married Elizabeth Jones on July 27, 1958, and she survives.

He worked in the repair department of the former Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell, retiring in 1997.

He was a United States Army veteran.

Paul is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Dent Matthew of Orleans; a daughter, Donna Kay Snow of Mitchell; one brother, John Matthew; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Matthew; four brothers, Gene Matthew, Max Matthew, Rodney Matthew and Kenny Matthew; and one sister, Betty Clark Burnell.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites by the Mitchell American Legion, Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 of Mitchell.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Richason

Hazel Richason, 74, Mitchell, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

May 18, 2011

Mary Edith Himebaugh

July 18, 1908 — May 16, 2011

Mary Edith (Baker) Himebaugh, 102, of Bedford, died Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 18, 1908, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Dr. Robert E. and Stella Martin Baker.

She was a graduate of Orleans High School and DePauw University in 1930. After teaching one year at Orleans High School, she married William K. Himebaugh June 7, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1981.

She and her husband first lived in French Lick and then beginning in 1934 were retail merchants in Orleans, first as grocers and then as clothing store owners until 1970.

They were the parents of two sons, William R. and Thomas M.

She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church for 77 years and later joined the Bedford Free Methodist Church. She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Women, the Orleans Eta Chapter of Tri Kappa and later Orleans Tri Kappa Associates.

She was Dogwood Citizen of the Year in 1988.

She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Eleanor of Bedford and Dianne of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and wife Natalie Himebaugh, Susan and husband Lonnie Whelan, all of Indianapolis, Robert and wife Dixie, and Alyssa, Houston, Texas, and Dr. Theresa Himebaugh and Drs. Karen Sue and husband Ken Cofer, all of Tennessee; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Bill and Tom; and three brothers.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Ronnie McLain officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church, the Bedford Free Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Harlene V. Williams

Harlene Vera Williams, 70, of Bradenton, Fla., was called home May 16, 2011.

Memorial services will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the residence of her niece, Teresa Hammond, 2311 Indian Hollow Trail, Seffner, Fla.

Harlene, a native of Bradenton, was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking southern food for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Williams, and her baby son, Vincent Williams.

Harlene was survived by two sons, Rick (Emmy Jo) Williams of Bedford and Robert (Tammy) Williams of Ball Ground, Ga.; one brother Rupert Kennedy; and six grandchildren, Samantha (Travis) Wesner, Shawn Williams, Ashley Williams, Anna Donaldson, Carter Williams, and Mason Williams.

Beulah Jaynes

Beulah I. Jaynes, 88, died at 6:20 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 17, 2011

Stacey L. Arnold

Nov. 18, 1965 — May 14, 2011

Stacey L. Arnold, age 45, of Bedford, formerly of Bloomington, passed away 1:28 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1965, to Leroy Arnold and Mary (Goss) Carwile in Martinsville. He married Beth Sparks on March 12, 1994, in Bloomington and she survives.

He attended Emmerich Manuel High School in Indianapolis and was a US Army veteran. He worked as a dry wall hanger, at Autozone, Menard’s, and Walmart in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Arnold of Bedford; his mother, Mary Carwile; his father, Leroy Arnold; two children, Ashley Lanell Sparks Phillips of Bedford and Matthew Sparks of Bloomington; sisters, Ann Flake of Shelbyville, Becky Feldcamp of Indianapolis, and Emily Kemp of Mooresville; brothers, John Arnold of Spencer and Joey Spears of California; grandmother, Melvina Arnold of Paragon; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Emma and Lee Goss and Stacey Leroy Arnold; and cousin, Mark Arnold.

Stacey was a loving husband, daddy, son, brother, and uncle. We will miss you so much, your spirit will be with us forever. You fixed everything while you were here on earth, and taught us how to do the hard things, when God took you home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Burgoon Baptist Church on Ind. 446. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dwight Carmichael

Jan. 16, 1954 — May 15, 2011

Dwight Noble Carmichael, 57, of Springville, died at 9:56 a.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dwight and Jewell Carmichael. He married Tena Fields on April 20, 1979, at the Owensburg Baptist Church.

He retired as a journeyman tool and die maker from Central Foundry. He was the owner of Carmichael Machine Shop from 1988 to the present. He was a graduate of the Oolitic High School with the class of 1972, a member of Perry Township Advisory Board and of the Baptist Faith.

He will be remembered by friends and neighbors for his loving heart and giving spirit.

Survivors include his wife Tena of Springville; four children, Timothy Bernard and wife Becky of Linton, Andrea Ritter and husband Matthew of Springville, Erika Carnes and husband James of Linton, and Brent Carmichael of Springville; seven grandchildren, Devin, Eryn and Davis Bernard, Madelyn Ritter, and Seth, Alleigh and Zoie Carnes; and three sisters, Carol Appleby and husband Jon of Bedford, Ruby Fletcher Robertson and husband Dan, of Bedford; Judy Bowman and husband Rick of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Donna Faye Carmichael (in infancy) and Kathy Carmichael Bowman; and a brother-in-law, Michael Fletcher.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

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

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

Pauline Dorsett

April 30, 1931 — May 15, 2011

Pauline (Earl) Dorsett, 80, Lawrenceport, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 30, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Paul and Minnie (Box) Earl. She married William R. “Buss” Dorsett Aug. 31, 1957, and he preceded her in death May 15, 1995.

She was a beautician and had been employed in food service at Bedford Regional Medical Center and Dunn Memorial Hospital.

In early life she was a member of White River Baptist Church and later affiliated with the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Pauline was a member of Order of Eastern Star No. 352.

Surviving are daughters, Paula D’Ann Taylor and husband Ray of Indianapolis and Pamela D’Ann Dorsett of Lawrenceport.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Frank Earl, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Ray Taylor, Michael Brown, Brian Fullen, Adam Dorsett, Eric Dorsett, and Monte Rager.

Memorial Gifts: Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association

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

Mary E. Himebaugh

Mary Edith Himebaugh, 102, Bedford, formerly of Orleans, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

May 16, 2011

Vonda F. Baker

June 11, 1928 — May 13, 2011

Vonda F. Baker, 82, of Springville ,died Friday evening at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis due to injuries suffered in an auto accident.

Born June 11, 1928, in Avoca, she was the daughter of Pallas and Nancie (Jackson) Childers. She married Opal M. Baker on Aug. 25, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

She had worked for Sarkes Tarzian and later retired from NSWC Crane.

Vonda was a member of the Cornerstone Worship Center, where she served as the Missions Director and a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Survivors include one son, Mike Baker and his wife Anna of Springville; four grandchildren, Dennis Baker, Jeremy Baker, Jessica Hudson, and Jennifer Phillips; six great-grandchildren, Eric Hudson, Annaliese Hudson, Eli Phillips, Josiah Phillips, Adalee Phillips, and Devin Baker; one sister, Marcella Pancoast and her husband Charles of Grand Blank, Mich.; and one daughter-in-law: Delores Baker of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one son, Kenneth Dale Baker; three brothers, Winfred, Richard, and Robert Childers; and one sister, Loretta.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m on Tuesday at the Cornerstone Worship Center with the Rev. Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Missions at Cornerstone Worship Center. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Vonda at www.daycarter.com.

Connie Ann York

Nov. 13, 1958 — May 14, 2011

Connie Ann York, 52, of 2689 West Powerline Road, Heltonville, died at 10:24 p.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Nov. 13, 1958 in Orange County, she was the daughter of Willis Edward and Catherine Effie (Groff) York. She married Harold E. Sears on Dec. 2, 1977, and he preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a homemaker and attended the Oolitic Baptist Church. She formerly attended the First Assembly of God in Bedford. Connie loved to knit, sew and read her Bible.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Phillips and husband Tom Jr. of Heltonville, and Kathy Amstutz and husband Gary of Williams; one son, Robert Sears of Scottsburg; four grandchildren, Treyton, Max, James and Ozie Phillips; seven brothers, Ray, Charlie, David, Jerry, Cecil and Eddie York and Frank Parsons; and five sisters, Debbie Neely, Rosemary Yother, Linda Ray, Patricia York and Marsha Webb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Johnny York.

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 Lowder Cemetery.

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 Connie at www.daycarter.com.

Michael S. Freeman

Dec. 28, 1948 — May 13, 2011

Michael Steve Freeman, 62, of Bloomington, passed away at his residence Friday, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Mike was born Dec. 28, 1948, in Spencer, to Gerald (Bob) Robert and Delores (Dee) Terrell Freeman. He was a 1967 graduate of Owen Valley High School.

Mike spent most of his professional career with Otis Elevator, working there for over 44 years. He also was employed at Sims Marathon Service Station as well as the Highland Village IGA in his younger years.

He and his wife Carol were affiliated with Salem Baptist Church, in Spencer.

He was an avid drag racing fan and participant; loved the outdoors, cooking and motorcycles.

Mike leaves behind his wife Carol (Bridwell) Freeman of Bloomington; son, Andrew Michael Freeman and his companion Susan Smith of Lawrence County; daughter, Angie Robertson and her husband Joe of Bloomington; his mother, Delores Freeman; grandchildren, Joe Robertson Jr. Dylan Robertson, Heather Smith, Steven Dale Boruff; great-grandson, Markus Boruff; sisters, Joy Dawn Inman of Ellettsville and Jo Ellen Browning and her husband Darrell of Unionville; brother, Eddie Freeman and his wife Kentrina of Westport; mother-in-law, Erma Bridwell; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; a grandson, Timothy Joe Robertson; and his father-in-law, Arthur V. Bridwell.

Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuenralhome.org. A Celebration of Life Service for Mike will be scheduled at a later date.

Florence Todd

April 5, 1919 — May 16, 2011

Florence L. Norman Todd, 93, Bedford, died at 1:45 a.m. today at her residence.

Born April 5, 1918 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Grant and Amanda (Cummings) Norman. She married Samuel O. Todd on April 28, 1934. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1996.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mundell Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Richard (Verla) Todd of Norman and Fred (Jane) Todd of Bedford; two daughters, Wilma Spencer of Columbus and Dorothy (Richard) Bauer of Bedford; 10 grandchildren, Mike (Jerri) Todd, Mark Todd, David (Tonya) Todd, Robb (Cindy) Todd, Steven (Melissa) Todd, Melissa (Brad) Blaylock, Pam (Todd) Voelz, Kim (Eric) Hatfield, Teresa (Greg) Staggs and Christy (Matt) Sullivan; 21 great-granchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Blanche (Norman) Maxwell of Lafayette

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Glen, and three sisters, Julie, Katie and Naomi.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Mundell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike, Mark, David, Robb, Steve, Eric, Matt, Greg and Todd.

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

Donations may be made to Mundell Cemetery Association in memory of Florence L. Todd.

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

Ruth H. Turner

Sept. 30, 1922 — May 13, 2011

Ruth H. (Osborne) Turner age 88, of Columbus, In., formerly of Bedford, passed away Friday at the Hospice Inpatient Center in Columbus.

Ruth was born in Bedford on Sept. 30, 1922, to James Leo “Lee” and Essie Young Osborne. On Sept.1, 1944, she married Wayne H. Turner, who passed away in 1977. They have a daughter Carol Ann.

Ruth was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford and retired from General Motors in Bedford after 30 years of service.

Ruth moved to Columbus in 2001, right behind her daughter Carol and her husband Darryl Bennett, who survive. Also surviving are her grandson, Jeff Bennett; her granddaughter, Kelly Bennett Bower and husband Scott; her great-granddaughter, Nadine; great-grandson, Collin, all of Columbus; her step-great-grandson, Airman Robert Bower and wife Ariel of Warner-Robbins, Ga.; sister-in-law, Mary Osborne of Bedford; brother-in-law, Wally Thies of Mountain Home, Idaho; nieces, Mary Evelyn Lankford, Peggy Downey, Chris Smith, Teresa Walls, Brenda Smith, Cathy Stewart, Connie Rott, and Beth Inman; nephews, Tim, Louie, Steve, Tony Osborne, and Greg Thies; and Wayne’s cousin, Doug Loveall.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Lowell, Eugene, and Vern Osborne; and her sister, Mary Lou Thies.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

A very special thanks to hospice, Nurse Julie, Nurse Lailah, Aide Linda, for their wonderful care of mom. Because of Hospice, Mom was able to stay in the comfort of her home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

Dwight Carmichael

Dwight Carmichael, 57, Bedford, died at 9:56 a.m. Sunday, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pauline Dorsett

Pauline Dorsett, 80, Lawrenceport, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Michael L. Hopper

May 7, 1955 — May 12, 2011

Michael L. Hopper, 56, Hardinsburg, died Thursday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hardinsburg Christian Church. Burial will follow in Hardinsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Wellman Funeral Home in Paoli, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: Scenic Hills Christian Youth Camp, Mitchell, or Hardinsburg Christian Church Youth Group.

May 15, 2011

Treva J. Hendrix

Oct. 31, 1934 — May 12, 2011

Treva J. (Lowery) Hendrix, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 12:39 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Core Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

On Wednesday, October 31, 1934 she was born in Harrodsburg, Indiana to the late Paul L. and Fern M. (May) Lowery.

She married Richard L. “Dick” Hendrix on November 4, 1950, and he passed away on March 23, 2003.

Treva graduated in 1952 from Bloomington High School. She was a member of Eastview Christian Church in Martinsville and had worked at McDonald’s and the Elk’s Club, both in Martinsville.

Survivors are her daughter, Julie Elkes and husband Roy, of Bloomington; her granddaughters, Kenzie and Richelle Elkes; sons, Richard L. Hendrix II, of Indianapolis, and William P. Hendrix and wife Erika, of Bloomington; and sister, Annetta Minnick.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Donald Lowery; and a sister, Pauline Gnagy.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Eastview Christian Church, 2745 Old Morgantown Road, Martinsville, IN 46151 with Rev. Rick Miller officiating.

Family and friends will visit on Monday from 2 p.m. until service time. The family asks in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.costinfuneralchapel.com.

Zelpha May Brosman

May 4, 1921 — May 12, 2011

Zelpha May Brosman, 90, of Bloomington, went to be with her Lord on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Garden Villa in Bloomington surrounded by her beloved family.

She was born May 4, 1921 in Monroe County to Cora (Meadows) and Fredly Honeycutt. Zelpha started her working career at Indiana University during W.W. II as a cook in Morrison Hall, where she met and married Earl H. Brosman on April 1, 1944. Earl passed away October 22, 1982. After raising her family, she worked as a homemaker’s assistant for a local professor’s family until her first illness in 2002. Zelpha was a member for many years of the Westside Pentecostal Church in Bloomington, where she served as a trustee and head kitchen cook. She enjoyed hunting mushrooms every spring with her family and working with her flowers, designing and sewing clothes for herself, making quilts, and cooking for her church and family. Many family members and friends will remember her for the quilts she made and gave to them over the years. Zelpha will also be remembered by neighbors as well as many other people for her love of her yard and flowers.

She is survived by one sister, LaVerne Cummings and husband, Ray, of California; her son and daughter-in-law, Earl H. Brosman Jr. and Mary Brosman, of Indianapolis; her daughter, Earlah Grace Brosman New, of Bedford; two grandsons, Kevin Ray New, of Mitchell, and Devin Lee New, of Springville; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great grandchildren. Zelpha was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Zelatis Honeycutt and Freeman Honeycutt; and one sister, Zella Honeycutt.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday at the Westside Pentecostal Church, 915 W. Howe St., Bloomington at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

Velma Dorsett

April 25, 1919 — May 13, 2011

Velma Dorsett, 92, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:45 p.m. at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Lawrence County on April 25, 1919 to Ellis and Mary Freeman. Velma married William F. Dorsett on August 12, 1937, he preceded her in death. She worked at Crane, General Motors, Greystone Hotel, RCA. She was a graduate of Williams High School.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Larry Silcott, of Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Silcott, Shelly and Tommy Gulley, all of Bedford, Mike and Lisa Williams, of Mitchell; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Freeman and wife Barbara, of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jewell Kay Dorsett; brothers, Roy and Rex Freeman; and sisters, Vera Wagoner, Virginia Atchison and Violet Bower.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, at a later date.

Bonnie Ruth Hoffman

Sept. 28, 1948 — May 12, 2011

Bonnie Ruth, 62, passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of May 12, surrounded by family.

Bonnie, daughter of Alice Miller Jordan and Chester Lee Jordan, was born in Columbus and graduated from Columbus High School. Bonnie spent 20 years living and working in Bloomington, Indiana, before moving to Indianapolis for the remainder of her life. Her passions in life were her husband, Paul, her extended family, her love of world travel and the rescue and care of countless animals through the years. Bonnie’s memory will forever live in the hearts of those who received the gifts of her loving and embracing heart and spirit. Bonnie never forgot the ones she loved and she will never be forgotten by those who loved her.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Paul Skirvin, of Bedford; daughter, Shannon Vanderhooft, son-in-law, David Vanderhooft, and grandchildren, Jordan, Megan and Adrienne Vanderhooft, all of Lexington, MA; sister, Karen Wallace, of Trafalgar; and brother, Dan Jordan, of Florence, OR.

At Bonnie’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family of Bonnie Hoffman requests donations be made to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center for lung cancer research. Please make memorial gifts payable to the “IUF/TOP Program” and mail to IU Simon Cancer Center; c/o IU Foundation; PO Box 660245; Indianapolis, IN 46266. Please indicate “In memory of Bonnie Hoffman” on your gift. You may also make an online contribution by visiting www.cancer.iu.edu/giving. Again, please indicate the gift is in memory of Bonnie Hoffman.

Vonda F. Baker

Vonda F. Baker, 82, of Springville, died Friday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cornerstone Worship Center.

May 14, 2011

John E. Gooch Sr.

Aug. 21, 1924 — May 12, 2011

John E. Gooch Sr., 86, passed away Thursday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland following a brief illness.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Larue Stribling Gooch, and his grandson, Spencer Gooch.

He is survived by his son, John Gooch and wife Vivian of Madison, Miss; his daughters, Cissie Sanford of Benton, La., and Ellen Voris and husband Ed of Bedford; grandchildren Kae Johnson of Benton, La, Stephen Turgi of Baltimore, Md., BJ Sanford of Bossier City, La., Beth Parks and husband Brent of Thornton, Colo., Sarah McCrary and husband James of Baton Rouge, La., Leigh Ann Patterson and husband Jason of Jackson, Miss., Robert Sanford and wife Jenny of Benton, La., Sunny Holliday and husband Hunter of Jackson, Miss., and Michael Ware of Bedford,; and 14 great grandchildren; Katie, Sam, Rachael, Miles, Emma, Jackson, Abby, Rebekah, Hunter, Laney, Joel, Preston, Peyton, and Bella.

Born (Aug. 21, 1924) and raised in Yazoo City, Miss., he attended St. Clara Academy, Millsaps College, Notre Dame University and University of New Mexico. Mr. Gooch also served in the Eighth Air Force as a B17 pilot and completed 25 successful missions during World War II.

Mr. Gooch was involved in the lumber industry for over 50 years in Mississippi and Kentucky.

His passion was his family. He was recognized as a man of faith, honor and valor.

Funeral services will be today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, Miss.

Visitation will be from noon until funeral at 2 p.m., with internment following at Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Life Center.

May 13, 2011

Celebration of Life

John D. McMillen died Feb. 17, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Friends are invited to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third St., in Seymour. Pre-service music will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Following the service there will be a reception in the church’s fellowship hall. Parking is available in the parking lot behind the church.

May 12, 2011

Charles H. Pace

Nov. 17, 1937 — May 11, 2011

Charles H. Pace, 73, of Bedford and formerly of Greensburg and Princeton, passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born on Nov. 17, 1937, in Bedford, he was the son of Homer Pace and Bessie (Stigall) Pace.

He joined the PSI Energy Company in 1959 as a meter reader and was promoted to line working foreman in 1968. In October 1972 he was promoted to District Superintendant in the Greensburg Area and then promoted to District Manager of the Princeton area in 1979, where he worked until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1989.

Charles was an active member of the First Christian Church of Bedford, where he had served as an Elder and was involved with numerous committees. He was a Veteran serving in the Army and retired a Major from the Indiana National Guard in 1979. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

Charles married Donna K. Holley on Oct. 1, 1960, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of Bedford; are his son, Brian C. Pace and wife Mary of Bedford; his daughter, Debra K. Burke of Fishers; four grandchildren, Holley Pace, David Pace, Austin Burke and Brianna Burke; his brother, Jesse D. Pace and wife Naomi; two sisters, Frona Taylor and husband Herman and Margaret Siedl and husband Roger, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Leo “Shorty” Pace

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford First Christian Church or the Bloomington Hospital Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Charles at: www.daycarter.com.

Emery E. Dakin

June 11, 1941 — May 10, 2011

Emery E. Dakin, age 69, of Bedford, passed away at 11:17 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born on June 11, 1941, in Waldo County, Maine, to Emery A. and Roberta (Flanders) Dakin, Emery married Dorene Margaret (Auriemma) Dakin on Dec. 25, 1991, in Henryville and she survives.

He was a retired truck driver, and also retired from the U.S. Army after 26 ½ years of service, Emery served from 1958-1985. He was a Vietnam War veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Dorene M. Dakin of Bedford; his mother, Roberta Dakin of Maine; his children, Angelika (Ken) McAbee of Virginia, Veronika (Jerry) Wilcox of Virginia, Annabell (Scotty Loper) Jacox of Colorado, Kathy (David) Monski of Nebraska, Richard (Jenny) Dakin, Natascha (Rodney) Lightfoot, Christinia Garcia, all of Colorado, and Valleri (Jeff) Tirey, and Sean Ireland, all of Indiana; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Howard (Brenda) Dakin, William (Deneice) Dakin, and Floyd Dakin, all of Maine; one sister, Linda (John) Johnson of Colorado; his former wife Karin Dakin of Colorado, and many more extended family members.

Cremation was chosen, Graveside rites will be at 1 p.m. on May 19 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Brother Donald L. Tirey officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bulah J. Martin

Aug. 22, 1931 — May 11, 2011

Bulah Josephine Martin, 79, Heltonville, died Wednesday morning at her residence.

She was born in Heltonville, Aug. 22, 1931, to Perry Thomas and Leona (Smith) Martin.

She is survived by her brother, Don and Nancy Martin of Heltonville; sisters, Rose and Dale Moore Sr. of Heltonville and Fronda Smith of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Maxine Martin and Cathlene Harper; and brothers, Dean, Lonial and William “Bill” Martin.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from noon until service time on Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with with Sister Dixie Stancombe and Pastor Randy McVey officiating.

Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

May 11, 2011

Charles H. Pace

Charles H. Pace, 73, Eastview Drive, Bedford, died at 5 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 10, 2011

John D. Leahy

April 13, 1949 — May 8, 2011

John David Leahy, 62, of 289 White Lane, Bedford, died at 5:06 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 13, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herschel and Elizabeth (Sipes) Leahy. He married Kimberly Stailey on April 4, 1992, and she survives.

He was a custodian for the North Lawrence School System and the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Leahy of Bedford; three children, Bethaney Leahy of Seymour, and Matthew Leahy and Sarah Leahy both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Charles L. Knight

March 15, 1924 — May 9, 2011

Charles L. Knight, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 15, 1924, in Bedford, he was the son of Lawrence A. and Clara B. (Holmes) Knight. He married Virginia L. “Ginny” (Dougherty) McMinds Jan. 1, 2001. He was a restaurant manager for 30 years, was in real estate sales for 17 years, and was a member of the Board of Realtors until his retirement. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1942 and was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

Charles was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia L. “Ginny” Knight of Mitchell; a daughter, Janet Noe and husband Charlie of Mitchell; Janet’s mother, Beulah (Clouse) Davis of Mitchell; stepchildren, Mark S. Riker and wife Denise of Bedford, Peter J. McMinds III and wife Lisa of Columbus, Jennifer (McMinds) Horton of Evanston, Wyo., and Patricia J. (McMinds) Stanley and husband Stuart of Lakewood, Colo.; granddaughters, Beth True of Orleans and Jennifer Bush of Mitchell; 13 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

His parents; sisters, Pauline D. May and Katherine R. Byers; and a step granddaughter, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Brown and Lee Hupp 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 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250.

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

Edna M. Smither

Nov. 5, 1915 — May 6, 2011

Edna Marie Smither, 95, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday at Johnson Christian Village.

Born Nov. 5, 1915, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Olivia (Davis) Canada. She married Paul Louis Smither on June 13, 1933. They were married for almost 54 years and were lifelong residents of the area except for a year in Florida and two years in Kentucky. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1987.

They owned and operated Smither’s Plumbing and Heating in Bedford and attended Calvary Chapel Church.

Edna was a loving wife and mother. She was a woman of character, hard working, self-disciplined and an avid reader, especially of the Bible. Edna is survived by two daughters, Judith Jordan of Bedford and Mrs. Michael (Marilyn) Jackson of Janesville, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxine Flynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; a daughter, Shirley Dowling; a son, Gene Smither; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers, Clifford, William, Russell and David Canada; and two sisters, Frances Brewington and Mary Jane Hasler.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim McDowell and the Rev. Michael Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Johnson Christian Village.

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

Judy A. Herald

July 25, 1955 — May 9, 2011

Judy Ann Herald, 55, East Oolitic, passed away at 8 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born July 25, 1955, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Virgil R. and Alice E. (Reece) Knight. She married John Allen Herald Oct. 16, 1971, and he preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1999.

She had been employed as a CNA at Mitchell Manor. She was an avid bingo player and a member of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are her children, Donald Allen Herald and Alice Elizabeth Bridges, both of East Oolitic; four grandchildren; sisters, Bobbie Knight of Bedford, Linda Longest of Mitchell and Brenda Elliott of Bedford; and a brother, Larry Knight of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Kenny Knight and Donnie Knight, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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

May 09, 2011

Robert H. Clifton

March 9, 1936 — May 5, 2011

Robert H. “Bob” Clifton, 75, Needmore, died at 9:18 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

He was born March 9, 1936, in Bedford, the son of Wesley and Lorene (Hillenberg) Clifton. He married Bonnie Sue Gilstrap on Dec. 23, 1956, at the Leesville Methodist Church, and she survives. They met at Forty’s Lunch Room on the Bedford square and remained lifelong friends.

He worked as a draftsman for Curtis Automotive and Bedford Foundry. He retired after 32 years from NWSC Crane, where he was an Engineering Technician.

He was a coach in Needmore Biddy Ball and a manager in Oolitic Little League, Babe Ruth League and Mitchell Slo-Pitch.

As a boy, he sold newspapers for the Indianapolis Star and the Bedford newspaper, where he won a Monark bicycle for selling the most subscriptions.

He is a 1955 graduate of Bedford High School, where he loved to play baseball.

He was a member of the Fairview Community Church and the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. He was also treasurer of the Sharpless Fund for the Bedford Baptist Association. He had previously been a 44-year member of another church, where he taught Sunday School for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Needmore; four sons, Robert (Jill) Clifton of Martinsville, Brian (Lora) Clifton of Williams, Christopher Clifton of Bloomfield and his fiance´ Michelle Bottorff of Bedford, and Kyle Clifton of Needmore; three sisters Arlene (Ed) Potts, Mary Lou (Jerry) Melton and Karen (Ronnie) Phipps, all of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Vicky (Mark) Judah of Judah; one uncle, Franklin Hillenberg, of Pleasant Run; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John; and a sister, Judy Ann in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Community Church on old U.S. 50 East, Bedford, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to LIFE Backpack Blessings or Fairview Community Church.

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

Betty J. Robertson

Oct. 18, 1921 — May 8, 2011

Betty J. Robertson, 89 of Bedford, passed away at 4:28 p.m. on Sunday at her residence with her children by her side.

Born Oct. 18, 1921, she was the daughter of James and Lola McGinnis. She married John D. Robertson in 1942 and he preceded her in death.

She owned and managed Jeff’s Shoe Store for 16 years before retiring in 1976.

She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Sargent of Bedford; a son, Phil Robertson of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren, Hova Woods of Hollywood, Fla., Sarah Risen-Robertson of New York City, and Lindsay Robertson of New Orleans; and a sister, Carolyn Day of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Martha Gammon; and two brothers, James H. and William McGinnis.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow.

No visitation or viewing is scheduled.

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

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

Edna Smither

Nov. 5, 1915 — May 6, 2011

Edna Marie Smither, 95, Bedford, died Friday at Johnson Christian Village. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday.

John D. Leahy

John D. Leahy, 62, Bedford, died at 5:06 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Charles L. Knight

Charles L. Knight, 87, Mitchell, passed away this morning at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

May 07, 2011

Venita Scott

June 20, 1929 — May 5, 2011

Venita Scott, 81, Mitchell, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born June 20, 1929, in Malvern, Ark., she was the daughter of George and Irene (Bailey) Lawrence. She married James C. Scott Jr. Oct. 4, 1947, and he preceded her in death May 20, 2010.

Venita was a food service supervisor and retired from Mitchell Community Schools.

Surviving are sons, George A. Scott and wife Janet of Pearcy, Ark., Larry Scott and wife Lora of Roachdale, and Brian Scott and wife Terri of Mitchell; brothers, Herman Lawrence of Friendship, Ark., and Carl Lawrence of Chitester, Ark., sisters, Betty Sue Rogers, Yalesville, Ark., and Rose Cothren, Malvern, Ark.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and brother, A. J. Lawrence, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers will be George Scott, Larry Scott, Brian Scott, Brandon Scott, Nathan Scott and Jack Turner.

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

Vera I. Merry

Feb. 29, 1932 — May 1, 2011

Vera Imogene “Jeanie” Merry, 79, Mitchell, passed away peacefully at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at White River Lodge in Bedford following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 29, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Orland and Josephine (Hicks) Merry.

She was a homemaker, resided most of her life in the Mitchell area, and graduated from Huron High School in 1950. Jeanie was a member of the Huron Church of God.

She is survived by daughter, Vicki Jean Porter of Florida; brothers, Walter E. Merry and wife Rosie of Mitchell, Frances W. Merry and wife Gayla of Orleans and Donald Merry of Bedford; sisters, Barbara Waltz and husband Paul of Columbus, Shirley Smith of California, Doris Flath of Bloomfield, Darlene Sullivan and husband Gary of Mitchell, and Kathy Wineinger of French Lick; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the adopted grandmother of Nicole Grissom and family of Springville.

Her parents; brother, Norman Merry; and two nephews and one niece preceded her in death.

She was a dear and special person with a quick wit and a caring personality. All who knew her were blest to have her in their lives. She is loved and greatly missed.

A private graveside service will be at Huron Cemetery with Rev. Larry Smoot officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

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

Wilburn D. Taylor

Dec. 14, 1937 — May 5, 2011

Wilburn Dean Taylor, 73, Norman, died Friday at his residence.

He was born to Wilburn and Goldia (Lewis) Taylor in Norman, Dec. 14, 1937.

He was an Army Veteran.

Surviving are brothers, Gale (Betty) Taylor, Carl Taylor, and John (Jodi) Taylor of Norman, Gene (Patty) Taylor of Heltonville, and Ed (Judy) Taylor of Fayetteville: and two sisters, Ruth Taylor and Mary (James) Prewitt, both of Norman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dale and Danny Lloyd Taylor.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Allen Phillips officiating.

Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

John D. Webster

Dec, 2, 1929 — May 5, 2011

John D. “Jay” Webster, 81, a long-time resident of Vallejo, Calif., passed away at 8:51 a.m. on Thursday.

Jay was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Bedford, to Richard and Mabel (Stevens) Webster, both deceased. In 1951, Jay was married to Martha Beretta, she survives.

Jay graduated from Bedford High School in 1949. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Oakland; owned and retired from, Star Shirt.

In addition to his wife, Martha of Vallejo, Jay also left behind his daughter Ida M. (and husband, Gregory) DeMaage; son, Carl J. (and wife, Janice) Webster; brother James (Shirley) R. Webster of Indianapolis; sisters, Helen L. Webster of Bedford, Madie L. Allen of Bedford, Frances I (Robert) Priddy of Rushville, Nancy C. (Charles) Hardin of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Heather, Hillary, and Holley; and six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents; Jay was preceded in death by a brother, Charles D. Webster of Bedford; and a sister, Iris Rose (Webster) Priddy of Bedford.

The family will hold a private service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association or to donor’s favorite charity.

Marshall Sharp

Feb. 16, 1923 — May 4, 2011

Marshall Truitt Sharp, 88, went home to the Lord on May 4, 2011, the same date as he and his beloved Betty Jean were married in 1944.

Born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Louisville, Ky., to the Reverend William and Ethel Sharp.

He is survived by his children, Richard (Cindy) Sharp, De (Jerry) Lane, Deb Turner, and Daena (Gary) Cooper; five grandchildren, Brittany and Bryan (Stefanie) Turner, Michael (Melissa) and Matthew (Erin) Cooper and Brandon Lane; four great-grandchildren, Hope Elizabeth, Jacob Michael, Carson Truitt, and Hayden Michelle.

Marshall was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and three brothers, Bob, Harry and Jim.

Marshall was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, a 32nd Degree Mason, and worked for State Farm Insurance for 36 years.

Reverend Tom Bridges will conduct a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

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

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

You are invited to visit www.wilsonstpierre.com where you may sign Marshall’s guest book or leave the family a personal message.

Earl Henderson Jr.

Nov. 9, 1925 — May 5, 2001

Earl E. Henderson, Jr, 85, of Winchester, Va., died peacefully at home on Thursday

Dr. Henderson was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Bedford, Indiana. He was the son of the late Earl E. Henderson Sr. and Ruth R. Henderson. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving in World War II on the US. Munda, and retiring from the Naval Reserves with the rank of Lt. Commander.

Dr. Henderson and his wife, Grace (nee Leonard), were married on April 29, 1945, and celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary last Saturday with many of their friends.

Dr. Henderson graduated from Bedford High School, received his undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University, his master’s degree from Indiana University, and his Doctorate of Education from The American University in Washington, D.C. He spent most of his career as both a faculty member and administrator at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W. Va., retiring in 1991.

He was an avid reader, and was fluent in three languages.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Henderson is survived by two daughters, Gretchen Leah Boyer and her husband Bill Boyer of Glengary, W. Va., and Elizabeth V. Fortney of Florence, Ky.; and his sister, Minerva Henderson Gonzales.

His brother, Bill Summers, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester from 2-9 p.m. on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, 161 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, VA 22601, or the family would appreciate a small houseplant that can be enjoyed in Earl’s memory for years to come.

Robert H. Clifton

Robert H. “Bob” Clifton, 75, Needmore, died at 9:18 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Service announced

John D. McMillen died Feb. 17, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. John’s family invite friends to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Street, in Seymour. Pre-service music will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Following the service there will be a reception in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Parking is available in the parking lot behind the church.

May 06, 2011

Mary Brooking

May 22, 1933 — May 3, 2011

Mary F. Brooking, 77, of Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born May 22, 1933, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Francis E. (Pete) and Nova (Reichman) Allen. She married Frank W. Brooking on Feb. 1, 1956, in the First Christian Church and he preceded her in death. She retired as a secretary/receptionist from Adamson Insurance Agency in Bedford. She was a member of the First Christian Church, CWF and the Red Rose Circle at the First Christian Church. She had been a deaconess of the church.

Survivors include one son, Greg S. Brooking of Concord, N.C.; one daughter, Beth Joyner and husband Larry of Bedford; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Sue Burton of Bedford and Nancy East of Linton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Deloris Hornocker; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Stanley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday at the First Christian Church in Bedford with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the First Christian Church.

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

Roger D. McCoy

May 13, 1949 — May 5, 2011

Roger Dale McCoy, 61, Paoli, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Indianapolis.

Born May 13, 1949, in Paoli, he was the son of Cedric Merle and Ruth (Haley) McCoy.

He was employed at Regal-Beloit and graduated from Orleans High School in 1967. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

Surviving are his children, Roger McCoy II and wife Carrie of Paoli, Heather Butler and husband Greg of Mitchell, and Scot Blanton and wife Sheila of Mitchell; grandchildren, Tristan Porter, Caleb Baumgardner, Jaykob Nicholas, Makayla Butler, Gavin Butler, Justin Phillips, Jason Phillips, and Trey Blanton.

His parents preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

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

Venita Scott

Venita Scott, 81, Mitchell, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Edna M. Smither

Edna Marie Smither, 95, died today at Johnson Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 05, 2011

Irvin F. Mefford

Oct. 18, 1921 — May 4, 2011

Irvin F. Mefford, 89, of Orleans, died Wednesday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana.

Irvin was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Martin County, to George and Cora Mundy Mefford. The family moved to Orleans in 1936. He graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1941.

He served in the United States Navy from 1942 until 1946, in the South Pacific.

He married Melba Coleman Mefford on June 20, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2008.

He was employed with the Orange County R.E.M.C. for 39 years. He began as a lineman and retired in 1983 as the manager.

He was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ, the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69, the Orleans Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis and the Orleans Kiwanis Club for more than 50 years.

He was currently serving on the Orleans Cemetery Board. He served many years on the Orange County Hospital Board of Directors, the Orleans Public Library Board and worked 25 years for the local division of the American Heart Association.

He worked with the Orleans Dogwood Festival for many years and planted many of the dogwood trees around town.

He is survived by his nephew, Charles E. Mefford of Sebastopol, Calif.; great-nephews, Ike (Linda) Mefford of Navarre Beach, Fla., Mike (Susan) Mefford of Scottsdale, Ariz., Tom (Jennifer) Mefford of Prospect, Ky., Jeffrey (Deana) Mefford of Windsor, Calif.; a great-niece, Janice (Mel) Bowers of Rohnert Park, Calif.; and close friends and care givers, Bill and Faye Busick of Orleans.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Brian Anderson, assisted by Pastor Michel Mahler officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites by the Orleans American Legion.

Visitation will be on Monday, from 4-7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Orleans Church of Christ.

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

Don Maddox

Don R. Maddox, 81, died at his home on Saturday, April 30, 2011. He was a resident of Okeechobee for 17 years and attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

His hobbies included mowing and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Don R. Maddox II and his sons-in-law, Jim Campbell and George Manon.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Janat; sons, Steven (Crystal) Maddox of Indiana, Jesse (Jessica) Maddox of Texas and Mike Sizemore of Florida; daughters, Susan Maddox of Tennessee, Debra (Carl) Jastrembski of Florida, Linda Campbell of Florida, Denise (Mark) Large of Kentucky, and Sharon (Kelly) Sizemore, Robin Manon and Patricia (Richard) Lewis, all of Florida; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean (Joe) Adkins of Florida and Indiana, and Geraldine (Joe) True of Indiana.

The family will hold a private celebration of Don’s life.

If friends desire, they may plant a tree in Don’s honor.

Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.

May 04, 2011

Mary F. Brooking

May 22, 1933 — May 3, 2011

Mary F. Brooking, 77, of Bedford, died tuesday, May 3, 2011, at her residence.

Born May 22, 1933 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Francis E. (Pete) and Nova (Reichman) Allen. She married Frank W. Brooking on Feb. 1, 1956 in the First Christian Church and he preceded her in death. She retired as a secretary/receptionist from Adamson Insurance Agency in Bedford. She was a member of the First Christian Church, CWF and the Red Rose Circle at the First Christian Church. She had been a deaconess of the church.

Survivors include one son, Greg S. Brooking of Concord, N.C.; one daughter, Beth Joyner and husband, Larry of Bedford; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Deloris Hornocker and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Stanley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6th at the First Christian Church in Bedford with Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, May 6th at the First Christian Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.

Barbara Ann Turpen

Feb. 5, 1932 — May 2, 2011

Barbara Ann (Scott) Turpen, 79, Anderson, passed away May 2, 2011 at St. Johns Health System in Anderson.

She was born February 5, 1932, in Bedford, Indiana, lived in Michigan for 30 years, then moved to Anderson for the last 22 years.

She was a homemaker, member of Countryside Presbyterian Church in Saginaw, Michigan and the Good Sam’s Camping Club in Lebanon, Indiana.

Survivors include her husband, whom she married Dec. 16, 1949, Roy D. Turpen; daughter, Deborah Whittier (John) of Chesaning, MI; son, Michael Dale Turpen (Brenda) of Solsberry, IN (She was the mother of a late daughter, Denise Bentley); sisters, Gloria Elliott (Don) of Bedford; brothers, William Scott (Carol) of Bedford and Donnie Scott (Connie) of Oolitic; eight grandchildren, Jill (Trent) VanDrasek of Chesaning, MI, Scott (Andrea) Hollerback of Chesaning, MI, Jason (Jill) Hollerback of Cape Coral, FL, Ryan Turpen of Bloomington, Amy (Jim) Deckard of Bedford, Lindsey (Chris) Bassett of Seaside, CA, John Whittier of Yipsilanti, MI and Bobbie (Brett) Stasa of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marie (Berkley) Scott; and a sister, Betty Staggs.

Visitation will be form 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, IN.

Services will be Friday, May 6,, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Gerald Burnett officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice.

Kaleena Campbell

April 19, 2011 — May 1, 2011

Infant Kaleena Jean Reese Campbell, 12 days old, passed away Sunday at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She was born April 19, 2011,, in Madisonville, Ky.

Kaleena is survived by her parents, Eddie and Jamahlyn (Edmonson) Campbell and brother, Blayden Campbell, all of Madisonville, Ky.; grandparents, Wes and Theresa Campbell of Evansville, Robert and Rita Johnson and Steve and Leeann Denney, all of Madisonville, Ky.; great-grandparents, Bill and Jean Campbell of Evansville and Henderson, Ky., Bob and Diane Robinson of Bedford, and Jim and Sue Edmonson of Mitchell; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, James Edmonson; and aunt, Tressa Campbell.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Christian Church, 10800 Lincoln Avenue, Newburgh with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville.

The family wishes to thank Kosair Children’s Hospital for all the loving care given to Kaleena.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 1, Evansville, IN 47701.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

May 03, 2011

Don R. Maddox

Don Robert Maddox, 81, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Saturday in Florida. Arrangements are pending at the Buxton Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Okeechobee. A pending memorial service will be announced later for his Indiana friends and relatives.

May 02, 2011

Evelyn E. Dalton

Nov. 9, 1927 — April 29, 2011

Evelyn E. Dalton, age 83, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:20 p.m. on Friday at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1927, in Bedford to Louie L. and Edna (Stephens) Fish. She married Walter Dalton on Oct. 12, 1945.

She has three surviving sons, Louie Dalton, Kerry Dalton (Suzanne) and Dennis Dalton, all of Bedford; one sister, Donna Fish of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheron Sons of Florida; her parents, Louie and Edna Fish; her longtime companion, James R. Hitchcock; one sister, Patricia Parham; a niece, Tami Hargesheimer.

Evelyn graduated from Shawswick High School in 1945, was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church, and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Orleans. She was a member of the Eastern Star serving as worthy matron, was currently a member of the Red Hats.

Cremation was chosen, memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the memorial service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Church of the Nazarene, 263 N. Roosevelt St. Orleans, IN 47452, or can be made at the memorial service.

James L. East

Sept. 6, 1922 — April 28, 2011

James L. East, 88, a Martinsville resident since 1956, passed from this life to be with the Lord on Thursday in Floyd Knobs.

He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Kentucky, to the late James and Thelma (May) East.

Mr. East retired in 1988 from Indianapolis Truck & Bus, where he was a pressed metal operator.

He served in the U.S. Navy; serving on the USS Birmingham.

On Dec. 16, 1949, he married Betty Jeanette (McMillan) East; she preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2003.

Survivors include, one son, Gary L. (Linda) East of Westport; one daughter, Reginia D. (Gary) Parks of Floyd Knobs; four brothers, Frank, Carl, Cecil and Terry, all of Bedford; three sisters, Ruby and Carolyn, both of Bedford, and Opallee of California; grandchildren, Brandon Parks, Randall and Nathan East and Tammy Woodard; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Etta Jean and Sally.

Friends are invited to visit on from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center in Martinsville. A celebration of life service with Rev. Tim Poole to officiate will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

Contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1189, Martinsville, IN 46151. Condolence may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com.

Glenn Artis

Sept. 24, 1926 — April 28, 2011

Glenn Artis, 84, of Kokomo, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday at Northwoods Village.

He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Sciotoville Station Portsmouth, Ohio. He was the son of Joseph and Dona (Montgomery) Artis. His marriage to Marjorie M. Gaines, who preceeded him in death on Oct. 18, 2010, was on June 7, 1958, in Bedford.

Glenn was a Vietnam Veteran, having served two tours of duty during his service to his country while in the United States Marine Corps. He retired in 1970 as a Gunnery Sergeant. During his career he served with the 1st Marine Division, the 2nd Marine Division, and the 3rd Marine Division. He was a life member of the Marine Corp League, second Marine Division Association and the third Marine Division Association.

He later was employed by General Motors, and Delco Electronics. He retired from there in 1991.

Glenn was an avid runner, with membership in the Club Kokomo Roadrunners as late as 2010. He was a member of the Free Masons, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine.

Surviving is an older brother, Leonard Artis, of Columbus, Ohio; and a younger brother, Paul Artis, of Wheelersburg, Ohio; a stepson, Robert Gaines and wife Brenda of Kokomo; a granddaughter, Stacey Gaines, also of Kokomo; along with an extended family of loving nieces, nephews (great, and great-great) in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, California, and Alaska.

There will be two visitations, one in Kokomo, today from 3-8 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, and the second visitation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Day and Carter, with burial in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Contributions in Glenn’s memory may be made to the Oncology Dept. at Howard Regional Health Systems, or the donors’ choice. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary.

You may read Glenn’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message with the family, or order flowers for the family.

William D. Martin

March 13, 1936 — April 30, 2011

William D. Martin, 75, Springville, died Saturday morning at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesdsay at Chapel on the Hill Church. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville and from 11 a.m. until the service time at the church.

Donations may be made to Jones Funeral Home in lieu of flowers.

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