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Obituaries 2000 – 08 (August)

08/30/00

Meadows – Lotus L. Pipher Endris McCullough Meadows of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, IN; Born on August 10, 1920 in Dugger, IN, she was the daughter of Charlie and Nellie (Cecil) Fisher. She had married Arthur Endris, Glen McCullough, and Paul Meadows, all of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Phyllis Endris Johnson of Speedway, IN; one son-in-law, Rick Johnson, who was her caregiver; two sisters, June Holbert of Bedford, IN and Hazel Johnson of Loogootee, IN; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three husbands; two brothers, Chester and Charles Pipher; and one sister, Mabel Roberts.

She was retired from Westinghouse in Bloomington. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

Services for Lotus Meadows will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father James Dede officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where the service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Sister Joan Luerman.

08/29/00

Faubion – Clarel Ivan Faubion of Heltonville, IN, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 3,3 1915, in Heltonville, IN, he was the son of Homer and Euretta (Helton) Faubion. He married Zoretta Kinser on April 9, 1938, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Larry Faubion in Heltonville, IN; one daughter, Judith Mitchell of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry L. Faubion; one brother, Clarence Faubion; and one sister, Cleo Meadows.

He had worked at Indiana University and was a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church.

Services for Clarel Faubion will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 1st, at Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. James Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Fish – Kenneth E. Fish of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 27, 1915, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Frank and Ennie (Roberts) Fish. He first married Mary Frances Lee in 1937, and she died July 4, 1974. He married Wilma Geri Conner in 1975, and she died in 1996.

Surviving are one son, Dale R. Fish, PhD. of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Ronald Conner of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter; two great grandchildren; companion, Violet Reynolds of Bedford, IN; and one nephew raised by Mr. Fish, Marvin Lewis of Bloomington, IN. He was preceded in death by both wives, and his step-father, Roy Inman.

He worked at GM as a Quality Control Engineer, retiring in 1977. A 1933 graduate of Bedford High School, he was a graduate of General Motors Institute and a World War II Army veteran. He had attended Hillcrest Christian Church and Grace Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33 and UAW Local 440.

Services for Kenneth Fish will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 1st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Leth officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

08/26/00

Bailey – Mary E. Bailey of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at her residence. Born on July 19, 1913, in Heltonville, IN, she was the daughter of Walter and Sadie (Todd) Etter. She married John S. Bailey on October 17, 1931, and he died March 25, 1989.

Surviving are two daughters, Joanne Sproles of Indianapolis and Janet Sue Desrosiers of Granville, MA; two sons, Harold William Bailey of Springfield MA, and Robert Eugene Bailey of Brownsburg, IN; fifteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and one niece. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Fred Bailey, and one grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church and attended Lakeview Christian Center in Indianapolis.

Services for Mary Bailey will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ron Bonprager officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Childers – Olivia June Childers of Harrodsburg, KY, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Ephraim-McDowell Hospital in Danville, KY. Born on September 28, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Dillen and Lela (Spear) Wray. She married John "Monk" Childers on June 19, 1949, and he died September 7, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Duane Hall of Harrodsburg, KY; one sister, Dottie Adamson of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters: Evalou Porter, Evalyn McCoy, and Callie Southern; one brother, Sanford Wray; and one grandson, Darryn Hall.

She was a homemaker and had been a crossing guard at Stalker School in Bedford. She was a volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Services for Olivia Childers will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Lake – Darrel E. Lake, Sr. of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at his residence. Born on February 2, 1921, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Joseph and Thora (Kelly) Lake. He married Mary Pavey on August 21, 1944, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Darrel E. Lake Jr. of Lakeland TN, and Gary Lake of Mountain View, CA; one sister, Joanne Fields of Indianapolis; one half-sister, Rebecca Hoskins of Indianapolis; two step-sisters, Ruth Holloway of Fayetteville, IN, and Betty Lewis of Williams; one step-brother, James Coulter of Bedford, IN; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one half-brother and one half-sister.

He had worked at Indiana Limestone Company and retired in 1985 from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Services for Darrel Lake will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Phil Hortop officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the mortuary.

08/25/00

Williams – Ellen Maria Williams of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, August 25, 2000, in Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 4, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Carl B. and Inez (Menaugh) Walker. She married William E. Williams and he died in 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Ellen Eckensberger of Bloomington, IN; five sons: Ronald Williams, David Williams, and Stephen Williams, all of Mitchell, IN, and Dennis Williams and Gary Williams, both of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Maryon Daugherty or Yorktown, IN, and Sue Andis of Orlando, FL; two brothers, Paul Walker of Yorktown, IN, and Bryan Walker of Loogootee, IN; twenty grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, three sisters, and two grandsons.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and Springmill Homemakers.

Services for Ellen Williams will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 28th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home.

08/24/00

Sagers – Doris Sagers of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 12, 1927, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Morris Dayton and Daisy (Stewart) Cummings.

Surviving are one son, David Leon Sagers of Dayton, OH; one daughter, Layla Jane Caplinger of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Forrest Eugene Cummings of Columbus, IN, and Clyde Don Cummings of Seymour, IN; eight grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by by two sisters, Diana May Cummings and Esther Brooks; and two brothers, Kenneth Lee and Manfred L. Cummings.

In 1989 she retired as a cook in the North Lawrence School Corporation, and she had also worked at Trev-Lers Radio Corp in Orleans, Curtis Automotive, Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, and Q-T Tool Co. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

Services for Doris Sagers will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26th, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time at the church. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

08/23/00

Neal – Jacqueline K. Neal of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 11, 1940, in Beaver Falls, PA, she was the daughter of William and Katherine Redmon (Musch) Wilson. She first married John Sergent. She then married Chester Wheeler.

Surviving are one son, John Freeman Sergent Jr. of Berne, IN; one daughter, Brenda Wheeler of Lima, OH; two sisters, Madelyn Marie Staley of Mitchell, IN, and Margie Bowling of Oolitic, IN; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Charlotte Wheeler; and one brother, Paul Wilson.

She had worked at M.Fine & Sons and was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club.

There will be no service or visitation. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Ravenna – Margaret R. Ravenna of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at the Hospice of Cincinnati, OH. Born on August 19, 1907, in Pana, IL, she was the daughter of Arthur and Anne (Trumper) Opie. She married Julius J. Ravenna on July 26, 1928, and he died September 17, 1979.

Surviving are three sons: James Ravenna of Bedford, IN, Harold Ravenna of Livonia, MI, and Paul Ravenna of Cincinnati, OH; two daughters, Nelda Ravenna and Mary Lou Elchynski, both of Cincinnati, OH; twenty grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Opie; and two sisters, Marian Burke and Leona McCarthy.

She was a homemaker and a 1924 graduate of Pana Township (IL) High School. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, St. Vincent Altar Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteer, and the Homemaker's Club.

Services for Margaret Ravenna will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. The services are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Burnette – Darrell B. (Smiley) Burnette of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at his residence. Born on December 22, 1932, in Owensburg, IN, he was son son of Bradley and Essie J. (Jackson) Burnette. He married Marilyn S. Heshelman on June 16, 1957, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Russell Bradley Burnette and Brian Keith Burnette, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Sheila Kay Glasgow of Bedford, IN; his mother, Essie Burnette of Bedford, IN; one brother, Bill Burnette of Bedford, IN; one sister, Rosalie Cecil of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Jackie Burnette.

He retired after thirty-two years as a truck driver with RCA in Bloomington. He was a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church and the Teamsters Union Local #130.

Services for Darrell Burnette will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Russell Burnett and Justin Burnette officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/22/00

Armstrong – Leonard O. Armstrong of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 5, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ivan and Nellie (Hall) Armstrong. He married Geneve Ridge on November 24, 1951, and she died May 26, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Niki Richards and Debbie Templeton, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Clara B. "Bee" Bloom of Bedford, IN; and one grandson.

He retired in 1993 as chairman of the board and CEO of W.F. Meyers. A 1940 graduate of Bedford High School, he was a World War II Army veteran, serving from 1944-46. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, and the U.S. Power Squadron.

Services for Leonard Armstrong will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Fr. Ron Sacco officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

08/18/00

Smallwood – Woodrow Smallwood of Bedford, IN, formerly of Oolitic, IN, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 5, 1946, in Clay County, KY, he was the son of David and Bertha (Smith) Smallwood. He married Iona Grubb on February 55, 1968, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brockie Smallwood of Heltonville, IN, and Gary Smallwood of Oolitic, IN; one brother, Monroe Smallwood of Hammond, IN; one half-brother, Elmer Smallwood of New Solsberry, IN; two sisters, Loretta Sizemore of Hammond, IN, and Rosetta Grubb of Kentucky; and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one half-sister, and one half-brother.

He was employed by Logsdon Tree and Lawn Service.

Services for Woodrow Smallwood will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Meadows Church of God Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/17/00

Clark – Dale E. Clark of Truth or Consequences, NM, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, in Las Cruces, NM. Born on January 5, 1920, in Heltonville, IN, he was the son of Homer and Nellie (Lane) Clark. He married Emogene Keithley and she died October 18, 1990.

Surviving are two sons, Morris Clark of Evansville, IN, and Jim Clark of California; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother.

He was a retired security supervisor at Ford in Bedford. A World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Navy, he was a past member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Bedford Elks Lodge.

There will be a graveside memorial service for Dale Clark at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 28th, at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Snyder officiating. Burial will follow, with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. There will be no calling hours. The services are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Morron – Lynuel N. Morron of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at his residence. Born on February 17, 1936, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Bracie and May (Chambers) Morron. He married Lois McKnight on October 6, 1961, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Andres D., Alvin W. and Burton L. Morron, sll of Heltonville, IN; seven brothers: William Morron of Odon, IN, Cecil Morron of Scotland, IN, Eugene Morron of Heltonville, IN, Morris Morron of Ohio, Floyd Ray Morron of California, Jerry Joe Morron of Columbus, IN, and Winfred "Bucky" Prince of Bedford, IN; five sisters: Irene Powell of Seymour, IN, Sharon Norman of Bedford, IN, Nancy Robertson of Heltonville, IN, Kathy Evans of Smithville, IN, and Phyllis Birchler of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Marshall Morron, and two sisters, Maxine Arthur and Roberta Gail Morron.

He was a retired limestone worker with forty-three years of service and an Army veteran. He ministered and sang in several area churches and was a member of the Norman Conservation Club, Heltonville Area Veterans Club, and Quarry Workers Local #741.

Services for Lynuel Morron will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Huey Blondell officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

08/16/00

Russell – Jo K. Romine Russell of Orleans, IN, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on July 15, 1944, in Brazil, IN, she was the daughter of Joel K. and Iris (Griffith) Goble. She married Kenneth R. Russell on June 5, 2000, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Kenneth L. Romine and Paul Allen Romine, both of Bedford, IN, a d Timothy Joe Romine of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Rhonda Kay Hawn of Seymour, IN; he mother, Iris Stevenson of Clay City, IN; two brothers, Peter Cale Goble of Charleston, SC, and Roger Meyers of Portland, OR; two sisters, Patty Terrell of Bloomiington, IN, and Lisa Trigg of Greencastle, IN; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Tammy Ray Goble; and one brother, Terry Goble.

She was a former employee of RCA in Bloomington and was of Baptist faith.

Services for Jo Russell will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 20th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Schaefer and the Rev. Harold Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at the funeral home.

08/14/00

Edmonson – James L. Edmonson of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 29, 1969, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of James E. and Sue (Mattix) Edmonson. He married Rebecca Barlow on July 3, 2000, and she survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Mitchell, IN; one son, James Cayden Edmonson of Bloomfield, IN; three daughters: Jamahlyn and Natasha Edmonson, both of Orleans, IN, and Brianna Barlow of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Robbie and Jerrid Edmonson, both of Mitchell, IN; and several aunts and uncles.

He worked as an underground cable layer in Shelbyville and was of Protestant faith.

Services for James Edmonson will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16th, at Haverly Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the mortuary.

Russell – Jack Earl Russell of Bedford, IN, formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at his residence. Born on March 7, 1920, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Elmyrt E. and Muriel (Corbin) Russell. He married Lovetta J. Peyton on November 22, 1946, and she survives.

Also surviving are four daughters: Rebecca L. Nicely, Kathleen Waltman, and Irene Newkirk, all of Indianapolis, and Maria Edwards of Bedford, IN; four sons: Richard E. and Matthew W. Russell, both of Danville, IN, John T. Russell of Brownsburg and Tim J. Russell of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard Russell.

He worked in aircraft maintenance in Indianapolis and was an Army and Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and was of Protestant faith.

A memorial service for Jack Russell will held at a later date. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

08/13/00

Lewis – Nova Fern Lewis of Campbellsburg, IN, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at Heritage House in Salem, IN. Born on November 11, 1911, in Washington County, IN, she was the daughter of Sanford and Gertrude (Busick) Pancher. She married Clarence D. Lewis on June 25, 1934, and he died February 23, 1982.

Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Leffler of Corydon, IN, and Nita Batchelor of Campbellsburg, IN; one son, Carl Lewis of Campbellsburg, IN; four sisters: Opal Fancher of California, Beulah Watson of Clarksville, IN, Pat Collins of North Carolina, and Dora Coddings of Georgia; one brother, George Fancher of Florida; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by threes brothers: Herschel, Therman, and McClellan Fancher; and one sister, Ella Mae Fancher, in infancy.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Gould, AR.

Services for Nova Lewis will be at 10:00 Wednesday, August 16th, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Stampers Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

08/12/00

Wagner – Jacob Wagner of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at his residence. Born on September 16, 1908, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William F. and Mary (Radcliff) Wagner. He married Frances Haungs on August 1, 1963, and she died July 29, 1986.

Surviving are one nephew and primary caregiver, William R. Smith of Florida; and three nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

He was a retired farmer and mechanic in Lawrence County. In World War II he served in the 2nd Armored Division under General George C. Patton. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the Blue Lodge of Shoals, IN.

There will be a graveside service for Jacob Wagner at 10:00 a.m. on August 17th at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. There will be no calling hours. The family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9740 Health Park Blvd, Ft. Myers, 33908. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/11/00

Beavers – Edward Lee Beavers of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 21, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Edward Esco and Grace (Bridges) Beavers. He married Mary Jane Baker on April 26, 1968, and she survives.

Also surviving are five half-brothers: Opal Leroy Edwards of Mansfield, TX; Jim Beavers of Tunnelton, IN; Carl Beavers of Mitchell, IN; Richard Beavers and Michael Beavers, both of Owensburg, IN; and six half-sisters: Darlene Rose White of Mitchell, IN; Ollia Mae Houshour and Patricia Lauderdale, both of Bloomington, IN; Susie Allgood of Buddah, IN; Wilma Frazier and Victoria Allen, both of Bedford, IN; He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gordon Gene Beavers.

He was employed at Dava Corporation and was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, and a graduate of Huron High School.

There will be a graveside service for Edward Beavers at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 14th, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

08/10/00

Meadows – Harvie Meadows of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at his residence. Born on May 13, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Bessie Heady. He married Joyce Owens and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Ronald Meadows of Greenfield, IN, Phillip Meadows of Lansing, MI; and Kenneth Meadows of Green Cove Springs, FL; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mothers.

He was retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion in Bloomfield and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Crane.

Services for Harvie Meadows will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/09/00

Desender – Gerald (Jerry) Desender of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 6, 1936, in Belgium, he was the son of Remie and Blanche (Nuella) Desender. He married Wanda Terrell on April 13, 1974, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona, IA, and Julie Scott of Bedford, IN; two sons, John Desender of Mitchell, IN, and Jack Pineira of Bedford, IN; two brothers, George Desender and Gabriel Desender, both of Canada; two sisters, Mary Vandevalk and Beorgette Greco, both of Canada; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a self employed contractor in Lawrence County.

Services for Jerry Desender will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

Fisher – Velma M. Fisher of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on December 20, 1921, in Washington Bounty, IN, she was the daughter of Delza E. and Alta C. (Clements) Barrett. She married Clair Robert Fisher on January 17, 1942, and he died April 16, 1993.

Surviving are four sons: Ellis Wayne Fisher and Edward Dale Fisher, both of Mitchell, IN, John Phillip Fisher of Orleans, IN, and David Allen Fisher of Solsberry, IN; three sisters: her twin, Zelma Rowell of Muncie, IN, Eloise Lay of Shirley, IN, and Mildred Williams of Paoli, IN; two brothers, Howard W. Barrett of Paoli, IN, and John F. Barrett of Orleans, IN; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Macel Barrett, and one brother, Lawrence E. Barrett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

Services for Velma Fisher will be at 10:-00 a.m. Saturday, August 12th, at Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.lm. until the service time Saturday at the church.

08/08/00

Callaway – Nona C. Callaway of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at Westview Manor. Born on July 10, 1905, in Washington County, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas and Minnie (Gray) Coker. She married Arnie W. Callaway on July 24, 1926, and he died February 17, 1990.

Surviving are three step-grandchildren and friends and caregivers, Mary Leahy and Madlyn Sullivan, both of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Latmer and Elsie Hinkle; two brothers, Garland and Macy Coker; and one step-son, Lyndon Callaway.

She retired after thirty-one years with Reliance Mfg. Co. She was a member of First Church of God, American Legion Auxiliary, and Order of Eastern Star.

Services for Nona Callaway will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. John R. Buttz officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stewart – Charles Robert Stewart of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 9, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John David and Effie Elizabeth (Ray) Stewart. He married Mary Ellen Miller on September 20, 1941, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Danny Charles Stewart of Oolitic, IN; two daughters, Donna Gayle Chinn of Ravenna, OH, and Diana Sue Flynn of Springville, IN; one sister, Catherine Hannum of Oolitic, IN; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Godsey and Doyle "Dean" Stewart; and one sister, Audrey Owens.

He retired from NAD Crane and was a farmer. An Army veteran of World War II, he received EAME Theater Service Medal with Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal, three Bronze Battle Stars, & Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a member of Oolitic Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, member of Federation of Government Workers Union, and a former Boy Scout leader.

Services for Charles Stewart will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro Robert E. Phillips and the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Friends may call from 108 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/06/00

Hicks – Norma J. Hicks of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Riley and Ola (Wary) Perrin. She married Bill Hicks on August 16, 1947, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons: William V. & Sammy D. Hicks, both of Bedford, IN, and Timothy E. Hicks of Ellettsville, IN; one daughter, Carla Yvonne Siedl of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, Billy Spaulding of Oklahoma and David Livingston of Bedford, IN; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and hephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker and attended Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Services for Norma Hicks will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 12 noon until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mesarosh – Joseph S. Mesarosh of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on April 16, 1926, in Missouri, he was the son of Andrew and Dorothy (Keenan) Mesarosh. He married Marjorie Evans in 1960, and she died in 1975. He married Jean Lucas, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph W. Mesarosh of Chicago, IL, and Arthur Stankovich of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Margie Altman of Bunnell, FL, and Paula Murphy of Tampa, FL; four brothers: Walter and Albert Mesarosh, both of Mitchell, IN, Charles Mesarosh of Hillsboro, OH, and Henry Mesarosh of Tennessee; three sisters: Lena Mesarosh of Madison, IN, Florence Andrecci of Mitchell, IN, and Lillian Abrego of Lancaster, CA; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

He was a self-employed painter and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services for Joseph Mesarosh will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Helm officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Peyton – Mary Lois Peyton of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on March 25, 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John and Hattie (Childers) George. She married Spencer Peyton on May 21, 1921, and he died July 9, 1970.

Surviving are two sons, Jack D. Peyton and John D. Peyton, both of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Loretta McGary of Painfield, IN, and Mary Kathryn Scherschel of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker and attended Erie United Methodist Church and Mudell Church. She was a member of the Erie Homemakers Club, U.A.W. Retiree Club, Avoca Grandmothers Club, Garden Club, and Farm Bureau. She served as Democratic Precinct Committeewoman for fifty years and was a volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Services for Mary Lois Peyton will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Taylor – Warren Dale Taylor of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 6, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 30, 1934, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Wilburn and Goldie (Lewis) Taylor.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Taylor of Bedford, IN, and Larry Taylor of Seymour, IN; one daughter, Janet McReynolds of Seymour, IN; six brothers: Gene Taylor of Heltonville, IN, Wayne "Ed" Taylor of Bedford, IN, Dean, Carl, Gale, and John Taylor all of Norman, IN; two sisters, Mary Prewitt and Ruth Taylor, both of Norman, IN; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dan Lloyd Taylor.

He was a disabled Korean War Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Service for Warren Taylor will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9th, at Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Lannan – Vivian Craig Lannan of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 5, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on September 27, 1912, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Georg L. and Ada (Kinder) Baker. She married Orgel M. Craig on September 10, 1932, and he died October 12, 1947. She married Paul A. Lannon in 1951, and he died in 1966.

Surviving are four daughters: Adah Harrell, April Glenn, and Adele Bowden Purlee, all of Bedford, IN, and Vickie Davis of Martinsville, IN; one sister, Maxine Wildman of New Palestine, IN; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

She was a homemaker and was of Baptist faith.

Services for Vivian Lannan will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Linebeck officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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Collier – Harold Solon Childers of Orleans, IN, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli. Born on February 11, 1919, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Fred and Maggie (Pruett) Childers. He married Edith Cook on November r12, 1938, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Karen Pogue of Hope, IN; one son, Kenneth Childers of Paducah, KY; seven grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

He retired February 11, 1982 from Lehigh Portland Cement. A World War II Army veteran, he was a lifetime member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.

Services for Harold Childers will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 6th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until service time Sunday at Haverly Mortuary.

Cook – Patricia Ann Cook of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Mortuary.

Eads – Juanita M. Eads of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 5, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Zan and Zella (Gamble) Kinser. She married Lester "Earmy" Eads on June 30, 1943, and he survives.

Also surviving are four daughters: Peggy Ratliff, Marita Bunch, Becky Turpin and Louetta Patton, all of Bedford, IN; one son, Danny Eads of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Kenneth Kinser; one sister, Carrie Eads; one foster-brother, Larry Stancomb; and one foster-sister, Violet Nunn.

She retired from RCA and was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Jaunita Eads will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 6th, at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with Bros. J.D. Pickett and Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Covey Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Murphy – Lena Lurea Murphy of Bedford, IN, formerly of Norman, IN, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at her residence. Born on December 8, 1918, in Norman, IN, she was the daughter of Noah and Dortha Ann (Todd) Blackwell. She married Everett Murphy on November 14, 1935, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Fred Murphy of Columbus, IN; three daughters: Vernetta Hillenburg of Heltonville, IN, Shirley Smith of Bedford, IN, and Verla Todd of Norman, IN; three brothers: Ray Blackwell of Heltonville, IN, Wayne and Darrell Blackwell, both of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Cleta Murphy of Norman, IN, Betty Todd and Reatha Seiverling, both of Heltonville, IN, and Wilma Allen of Laurel, IN; twenty-one grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Randell and Roy Murphy; one brother, Marion Blackwell; and one sister, Marie Fish.

She retired from M.Fine & Sons and was a member of Old Chapel Hill Church.

Services for Lena Murphy will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5th, at Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Greag Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Taflinger – Charles G. "Bud" Taflinger of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on January 11, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Cynthia (Montgomery) Taflinger. He married Georgia Terrell on December 30, 1950, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Judy VanHoy of Mitchell, IN, and Brenda Richason of Greencastle, IN; one brother, Simon Taflinger of Muncie, IN; two grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters, and two grandsons.

A World War II and Korean War veteran, he retired from the U.S. Army in 1964. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250.

Services for Charles Taflinger will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Haverly Mortuary.

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Worman – Marjorie Ilene Worman of Oolitic, IN, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Lafayette, IN. Born on February 29, 1920, she was the daughter of Peter Thomas and Lucille (Gobat) Anderson. She married Charles V. Worman in 1935, and he died March 30, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Becky Mellady of Lafayette, IN; one son, Victor Larry Worman of Monrovia, IN; three sisters: Edith Bahr of Oolitic, IN, Lois Waldron of Nashville, IN, and Louise Morrow of Brazil, IN; fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and one great-grandchild.

She owned and operated Brookston Foods in Brookston, IN, and worked for L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis for fifteen years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oolitic and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Services for Marjorie Worman will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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