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Obituaries 2002 – 12 (December)

12/31/02 Simmerman – Mary Alice Simmerman of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 22, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Estes and Nellie Browning. She married Dewey Simmerman, and he died on May 6, 2001. Surviving are one son, Rick Simmerman of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three brothers. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Regular Baptist Church. Services for Mary Simmerman will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/30/02 Beyers – Lois C. Beyers of Oolitic, IN, died Monday, December 30, 2002, at her residence. She was born on January 3, 1905, in Oolitic, IN. She married Ted Beyers on June 3, 1923, and he died December 3, 1978. Surviving are two grandsons, Jon Maze of Bedford, IN, and Ted Maze of Oolitic, IN; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Charlene Maze; and one son, Robert E. Beyers. She was a homemaker and attended the Oolitic Baptist Church. There will be private funeral services for Lois Beyers at a later date. No calling hours are scheduled. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department or Dive Christian Church Children's Christmas Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. New – Escar New of Oolitic, IN, died Monday, December 30, 2002, at Core Nursing Home. Born on May 15, 1911, in Wayne County, KY, he was the son of James Logan and Marthanne (Keith) New. He married Pearl Godsey on April 2, 1932, and she died in 1971. Surviving are five sons: Gerald Dean New and his wife, Sue, Larry Wayne New and his wife, Judy, all of Bedford, IN, John David New and his wife Patsy, of Denver, CO, Michael Joe New and his wife, Joy, of Oolitic, IN, and Jerry Lee New and his wife, Vickie, of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Ethal Mack of California; twelve grandchildren: Mark New of Virginia, Cheryl William of Indianapolis, Scott New of Florida, Brian New of Denver, CO, Kelly Collins of Seymour, MO, Carol Cummings and Dianna Turner, both of Bedford, IN, Danny New of Avoca, IN, Bridget Taylor and David New, both of Oolitic, IN, Kevin New of Mitchell, IN, Devin New of Springville, IN; and thirty-four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Ray O'Dell New; three brothers: Willy Foley New, Lloyd Walker New, and Dewey New; and four sisters: Ruth Mary New, Gertie New, Frona Jane New, and Dona Rebecca New. He was an employee of General Motors in Bedford and was a member of the Oolitic Methodist Church. Services for Escar New will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/29/02 Holdcroft – Annie Holdcroft, infant daughter of Adam and Stephanie (Purlee) Holdcroft of Mitchell, IN, born on December 29, 2002, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Surviving with her parents are two brothers, Shon and Mathew, both at home; maternal grandparents, Larry and Linda Ashley and Larry Purlee; paternal grandparents, Mike and Paula Holdcroft; maternal great-grandparents, Marjorie Stone, Ben and Irene Purlee; and paternal great-grandparents, Lyla West and Asel Holdcroft. Services for Annie Holdcroft will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 31st at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with Jack Shake officiating. Friends may call from noon until the service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery in West Bade, IN; Arrangements under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/28/02 Mayfield – Herbert Ray Mayfield of Campbellsburg, IN, died Saturday, December 28, 2002, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on October 4, 1926, in Fontana, CA, he was the son of Jefferson R. and Alice Bessie (Leonhardt) Mayfield. Surviving are one sister, Corinne Reid of Elk Creek, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a graveside service for Herbert Mayfield at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 30th, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Allen Burris officiating. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Rowlett – Rebecca Lynn Rowlett of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Monroe City, IN, died Saturday, December 28, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 15, 1975, in Columbus, IN, she was the daughter of Pastor James Earl and Linda (Pullin) Like. She married Cecil D. Rowlett, Jr. on December 11, 1999, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are her parents of Monroe City, IN; two half-sisters, Connie Breidenbaugh of Vincennes, IN, and Pam Cosby of Petersburg, IN; two half-brothers, Randy Like of Rockport, IN, and Chris Like of North Vernon, IN; and her maternal grandparents, Rabin and Janet Pullin of Rensselaer, IN. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Otis and Irene Like. She was a claims specialist for Great West Casualty Company in Bloomington. She was a member, co-youth minister, and treasurer of Wilson Creek Baptist Church at Monroe City. Services for Rebecca Rowlett will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2nd, at Wilson Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Darrell Dumas officiating. Burial will follow in Reels Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. 12/27/02 Smith – John Edwin Smith of Bedford, IN, died Friday, December 27, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 7, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John R. and Golda Kern Smith. He married Joy Helen Wagner, and she died on September 19, 1999. Surviving are one son, Dr. Jerry Smith of Pittsburgh, PA; one daughter, Brenda Blackwood Kuntzler and her husband Dr. Robert Kuntzler of Atlanta. GA; two grandsons, Johnathan Blackwood and wife, Erin, of Atlanta, GA, and Marcus Blackwood of Atlanta, GA; one great-granddaughter, Emily Blackwood of Atlanta; and one nephew, Jason Smith of Louisville, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Elsie Lenore Smith, and one older brother, Joseph T. Smith, and a younger brother, Jimmy Dale Smith. He worked for Diamond Shamrock Corporation for twenty-eight years, attended the I.U. Business School and Oklahoma A&M College, and served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and a 30-year member of Bedford Elks Lodge No. 826. Services for John Smith will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery. The family asks that friends consider memorials to the Bedford Regional Medical Center Foundation, 2900 W 16th Street, Bedford, IN 47421, directed toward nursing education. 12/25/02 Beasley – Wayne Beasley of Huron, IN, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on June 6, 1924, in Huron, IN, he was the son of Lawrence and Mabel (White) Beasley. He married Maxine Gill and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Kenneth Wayne Beasley and wife, Hazel, of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Sunnie Kaylene Cummings and husband, Paul, of Walnut Shade, MO; one sister, Lorene Cooper; four grandchildren: Troy Don Beasley of Orleans, IN, Crystal Tuell of Mitchell, IN, Patrick Cummings of Pennsylvania, and Eric Cummings of Michigan; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruby Beasley. He retired from National Gypsum, was a 1942 graduate of Huron High School, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 96th infantry. He received a bronze star. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and had served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent at Huron Baptist Church. Services for Wayne Beasley will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Christ Phillips and Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 3-8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Chastain Funeral Home. 12/24/02 Bell – Carl E. Bell of Bedford, IN, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 5, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Sanford and Hannah (Miller) Bell. He married Judy Canada Ellis on April 24, 1972, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Carla Bell, Jamie Chastain and her husband, Chuck, all of Bedford, IN, and Candy Bell of Sarasota, FL; one son, Scott Bell of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Brandon, Tanner, Tucker, and Trey Chastain; two nieces, Lorenda Noel and Ruby George; and one nephew, Steven Savoy. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ethel Coe; one niece, Patty Troutman; and one great-nephew, Chris Troutman. He retired as a salesman with Wabash Food Service in Vincennes, IN. He was a member of New Union Christian Church, where he served as a song leader, deacon, and taught Sunday school. Services for Carl Bell will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ken Brown and Hank Mayden officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Briscoe – Jetta Charlene Briscoe of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, December 24, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 25, 1932, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Walter Dedrick and Lois "Mimi" (Walker) Prather, Sr. She first married Bobby Gene Fortner. She married Walter "Bus" Briscoe on January 14, 1956, and he died on April 8, 2000. Surviving are two daughters: Gale Ann Acton and husband, Wendell, of Seymour, IN, and Susan Kay Hughett of Mitchell, IN; four granddaughters: Hilliary Hope King of Mitchell, IN, Amanda Gale Geyer of Oolitic, IN, Erica Lea King of Costa Mesa, CA, and Brittany Sue Hughett of Mitchell, IN; one grandson, Matthew Allen Geyer of Newton, IA; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Mare Geyer of Newton, IA; two nieces, Keli Ann Parker of Mitchell, IN, and Diana Louise Cabello of Edinburg, TX; one nephew, Walter Dedrick Prather III of Tucson, AZ; and caregiver and honorary grandson, Toby Hutchens. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son David Lee Fortner; and one brother, Walter Dedrick Prather, Jr. She was a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #150 Auxiliary. Services for Jetta Briscoe will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 29th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home. 12/23/02 Bush – Adren Louisa "Lou" Bush died on Monday, December 23, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, from injuries suffered in an auto accident on December 19th. Born on March 3, 1928, in Huron, IN, she was the youngest of eight children of Thomas A. and Ethel Pearl (Pearson) Pridemore. She married Don Bush on March 21, 1947, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and David Conley and Judy and Vencil Crews, all of Orleans, IN; one brother, Ernest Pridemore of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Alleen Recker of Mitchell, IN, and Dolories Cannon of Shoals, IN; two grandsons, Donald E. Conley of Hagerstown, MD, and Jeremy S. Brown of Orleans; and eight great-grandchildren: Danielle Suzan Conley, Haley Marie Oldham, Hope Delaney Busick, David Thomas Conley, Linza Rae Busick, Donna Jo Conley, Tavin Conner Street, and Destiny Ann Conley. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Homer, Glen, and Linza Pridemore; and one sister, Lucille Pridemore. She was the one of the first teachers for the Head Start Program in the area and attended Liberty Christian Church. Services for Lou Bush will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 28th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bros. David Conley, Donald Conley and Larry Alvey officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Save the Children Foundation in care of the funeral home. 12/21/02 Pridemore – John C. Pridemore of Greenwood, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, December 21, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN. Born on July 23, 1925, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John and Myrtle (Winegar) Pridemore. He married Barbara A. Hawk on July 25, 1987, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one step-daughter, Jacquelyn Kyanka of Palos Heights, IL; and two step-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glen Pridemore and Kirzie Pridemore; and one sister, Margaret Long. He was employed thirty-seven years at Allison Gas Turbine Plant #5 Division of General Motors in Indianapolis, retiring in 1987, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #669, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5864, American Legion Post #252, Moose Lodge #2079, and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Greenwood. Services for John Pridemore will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 24th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Grace officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. 12/20/02 Dominique – Holli (Street) Dominique of Bedford, IN, died Friday, December 20, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on November 11, 1974, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of George and Rita (Turpin) Street. She married Chris Dominique on May 17, 1997, in Mitchell, IN, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Allison Phillips (at home); one son, Jacob Dominique (at home); her mother, Rita East and her husband, Terry, of Mitchell, IN; her father, George Street and his wife, Rhea Dawn, of Shoals, IN; four sisters: Laura Furman and Phyllis Diawara, both of Bedford, IN, and Michelle Street and Cindi Street, both of Shoals, IN; one brother, Brian Street of Shoals, IN; her maternal grandmother, Vera Turpin of Mitchell, IN; two step-fathers, Ronnie Lloyd and Carl Fowler; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother, George Street, Jr., in infancy. She was the office manager at Center for Behavioral Health in Mooresville, IN. A 1993 graduate of BNL High School, she earned an Associate Degree in Business from the International Business College. She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Services for Holli Dominique will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 23rd, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 12/18/02 Drumb – Elmer D. Drumb of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 25, 1922, in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of David F. and Ida E. (Turpin) Drumb. Surviving are one son, David Drumb of Heltonville, IN; one daughter, Pam Poole of Bedford, IN; one sister, Dollie White of Bedford, IN; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. He had worked at the Philco Plant in Bedford and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Terre Haute, IN. Services for Elmer Drumb will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 12/17/02 Johnson – Richard C. Johnson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 4, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Opal and Grace (Baker) Johnson. He married Ruth Beasley on January 25, 1945, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Jean Ellen Jackson and companion Tommy Brashear and Judy Caswell and husband Bert, all of Bedford, IN; grandchildren: Timmy Caswell and Terri Cazee; great grandchildren: Gretchen and Morgan Cazee, Kiersey, Darsey, and Mason Caswell; Cindy Tolliver, who was like a granddaughter and her children, Grant Tolliver and Jacee Davis; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Lloyd, Carl and his twin, Robert, who was killed during WW II in Italy; and one son, Robert Lee Johnson. He retired from General Motors and a veteran of WW II, serving the the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman's Club, American Legion Gillen Post #33, V.F.W. Post #604, Masonic Lodge #14 F& AM, Blue Lodge and Grott Club and the Eagles No. 654, and past member of the Senior Club 55 Bowling League. Services for Richard Johnson will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday. 12/16/02 Beasley – Charles E. Beasley of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 18, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Fred and Esther (Winkler) Beasley. He married Delores M. Powell on January 24, 1953, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters and their husbands, Sharon K. and Gary Cheatham of Orleans, IN, and Judy and Michael Pugh of Mitchell, IN; two sons and their wives, Larry E. and Debbie Beasley and Troy E. and Sherri Beasley, all of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Esther Beasley of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Russell Beasley of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Moyne Powell of Bedford, IN; and ten grandchildren: Zachariah E. Beasley, Audria A. Beasley, Ezra I. Beasley, Brian A. Cheatham and wife Amanda, Karen M. Cheatham, Trisha L. Push, Shala M. Pugh, Nicholas E. Beasley, Tenton E. Beasley, and Treva J. Beasley. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a farmer and was employed at Carpenter Body Works for forty-five years and had also worked at Mitchell Crushed Stone. He was a 1952 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Services for Charles Beasley will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 19th, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. 12/15/02 Mosier – Josephine Mosier of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 15, 2002, at Mitchell Manor. Born on January 17, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Joseph and Sophie (Paledino) Capparella. She married Henry Mosier, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons: Joseph Mosier and his wife, Diana, Duane Mosier and his wife, Leilani, all of Bedford, IN, and James Mosier and his wife, Judy, of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Mary Catherine Zuttarelli and Tresa Carter; eight grandchildren: Tonya Moore, Jamie Webb, Jason Mosier, Jessica Sullivan, Tyler Mosier, Christopher Mosier, Bruce Davidson, and Brian Davidson; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Henry Eugene Mosier (in infancy); one sister, Mary Ruth Bundy; and one brother, Frank Bellush, Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and later attended the Peerless Pentecostal Church. Services for Josephine Mosier will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/13/02 Minnich – Robert William Minnich, of Bedford, IN, died Friday, December 13, 2002, at his residence near Fayetteville, IN. Born on May 29, 1920, in Southport, IN, he was the son of Walter B. and Adelaide (Willman) Minnich. He married Myra M. (Kane) Floerke on January 21, 1987, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three sons: Greg Minnich of Indianapolis, Steve Minnich of Detroit, MI, and Gary Minnich of Sharpeville, IN; one grandson, Minh Do of Indianapolis; two step-sons, Jerry Floerke and his wife, Tera, and James Floerke, all of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters, Patricia A. Poole and her husband, Steven, of Bedford, IN, and Karen Nale of Milltown, IN; fifteen grandchildren, and twin great-granddaughters; one niece, Connie Clephane of California. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Minnich, and one sister, Letha Schnurr. He was a salesman with Central Supply, AB Young and Bob Rick, all in Indianapolis. He graduated from Southport High School in 1938 and was president of his class. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was a charter member of the 39th Street Christian Church. Services for Robert Minnich will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 16th, at the G. H. Hermann Funeral Home in Indianapolis with Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded. Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at G. H. Hermann Funeral Home in Indianapolis. 12/12/02 Ingle – Marie C. Ingle of Bedford, IN, formerly of Tunnelton, IN, died Thursday, December 12, 2002, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on March 13, 1908, in Bono, IN, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Marks) Dixon. She married Edward Crawford in October, 1929, and he died in November, 1942. She married Richard Ingle in March of 1947, and he died in October, 1974. Surviving are one daughter, Jo Jones of Bono, IN; three grandchildren: Richard Jones of Shelby County, AL, Daphne Nealis of Cincinnati, OH, and Robert Jones of Bono, IN; nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Mary Pickett Sexson of Southport, IN; one great-nephew, Gregory Pickett of Bedford, IN; and two great-niece, Sharon Brimberry of Sheridan, IN, and Beth Smoek of Southport, IN. She had worked as secretary and bookkeeper for Jenkins Motor Shop for twenty-five years. She was educated at Tunnelton High School and Secretarial College in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of the Tunnelton Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Eastern Star, charter member of the Dunn Memorial Pink Ladies, and was a Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer. There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Marie Ingle at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Leighty – Julie C. Leighty of Bedford, IN, died Thursday December 12, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 12, 1906, in Seneca, IL, she was the daughter of William R. and Susie A. (Olson) Bagby. She married Kim Leighty on May 2, 1925, and he died on June 30, 1988. Surviving are one son, Leslie Leighty of Argyle, WI; one daughter, Betty Jane Frederickson of Sinking Spring, PA; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Virgil Leighty and Eugene Leighty; two brothers, and one sister. She was a homemaker and salesperson at Minnesota Woolen. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Monee, IL. 12/11/02 Connell – Robert C. Connell of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 24, 1922, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Clyde and Myrtle (Kane) Connell. He married Wilma Wright in 1942, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert L. and Phyllis Connell of Mitchell, IN, and Stephen C. and Nancy Connell of Canton, MI; three daughters: Marilyn and Mike Gifford of Bedford, IN, Jo Anne Connell Roberts of Mitchell, IN, and Susan Connell Wilson of Florence, SC; one sister, Betty Rouse of Indianapolis; five grandchildren: Kathi and Jim Root of Bloomington, IN, Tammy Roberts and Dominick Scarfone of Bloomington, IN, Hollie Wilson of Charleston, SC, Marci and Scott Staley of Veedersburg, IN, and Jason Connell of Sellersburg, IN; and two great-grandsons, Kyle Robert Root and Cody James Root. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Mildred Henry, Helen Williams, Bonnie Jean Connell, and Mary Irene Connell. He retired from the Job Training Corps with L.O.W. Economic Development, but during his lifetime he had worked at Carpenter Body Works, as a meat cutter and manager for Newmans Grocery, Loudens, and Mills Markets, was a Western Southern Insurance representative, worked for the State of Indiana Department of Revenue under Governor Matthew Welsh, and was a stone mason. He was a 1942 graduate of Mitchell High School. In World War II he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant, trained as an army medic, and served with the Third Army under General Patton in the invasion of Normandy, D-Day+6 going through St. Lo, France. He was stationed in Italy, France, and Germany until the end of the war. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. He was a fifty year member and past commander of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, where he held several offices including service officer. He was a member of first commander of Marvin R. Davis Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #9107, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He served as president of the Mitchell Lions Club, was elected to the Marion Township Advisory Board, was active in the Democrat Party, and was a precinct committeeman. He was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, and had served as president of the Methodist Men. Services for Robert Connell will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. 12/08/02 Hays – Theodore William Robert Francis Hayes of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 19, 1930, in New York, NY, he was the son of Thomas A. and Olga Marie (Gendre) O'Hayes. Surviving are one step-son, Michael Allen of Carterville, IL; two daughters, Debra Brewer and Donna Hayes, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Thomas T. Hayes and his wife, Laura, of Brunswick, ME; five grandchildren: Kristie Payne of Alabama, Adella Albertson of Evansville, IN, Travis Brewer of Bedford, IN, Nathan Brewer of Terre Haute, IN, and Theodore Hayes of Mitchell, IN; four great-grandchildren: Jessica Ryan and Jerrad Ryan, both of Evansville, IN, and Chelsie Payne and Jonathan Rodman, both of Alabama; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was a painter for several years and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Dive Christian Church. Services for Theodore Hayes will be Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Roberts – Owen A. "Shorty" Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 8, 2002. He was born on August 30, 1918, in Lyons, IN. He married Dorothy Hansen in 1940, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Bruce Roberts; two daughters, Cindy Roberts and Jennifer Mitchell; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. Photography was his life, and he and his wife operated Roberts Studio from 1947-1976, specializing in commercial and portrait work, and later became a marketing consultant for Burrell Colour, Inc., a professional photography processing facility in Crown Point, IN. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the signal corps in the European Theater. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, where he was a member of the basketball team that went to the state finals during his senior year. Receiving many awards for his photography work, he was a life member of four photography organizations, including the Indiana Photographers Association, serving as president and board member, former member and president of the Lions Club, and a member of the First Christian Church. Services for Owen Roberts will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church. All memorials should be sent to The First Christian Church Camp, Bedford, IN. Sprinkle – Stanley W. Sprinkle of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Westview Manor. Born on July 20, 1929, he was the son of Curtis B. and Ada (Chisham) Sprinkle. He married Virginia E. Love on May 17, 1945, and she died on November 27, 2002. Surviving are one daughter, Kathy Davidson of Brownstown, IN; one adopted daughter, Judith Scott of Seymour, IN; one brother, Glenn Sprinkle of Orleans, IN; two sisters, Mary E. Blanton of Valparaiso, IN, and Janice Shields of Flagstaff, AZ; one grandson, Kelly Eisele, Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Haden; three step-daughters, Mary Henley of Muncie, IN, Mabel Umphress and Geneva Grubb, both of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Curtis E. Sprinkle; and one step-son, Charles L. Love. He was a self-employed businessman and a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Mt. Horab Baptist Church in Orleans. Services for Stanley Sprinkle will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10th, st the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will follow in Stampers Creek Cemetery in Paoli. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/07/02 Fry – Morris Fry of Owasso, OK, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, December 7, 2002, at his residence. Born on July 16, 1928, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Cornealius and Ruby Ester (Jackson) Fry. He married Margaret Louise Connor, and she died on January 8, 1980. Surviving are two sons, Herbert Fry of Owasso, OK, and Charles Fry of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Roberta Fields of Owasso, OK, and Dorothy Fry of Paoli, IN; four brothers: David, Gerald, Johnny, and Merideth; three sisters: Verna Younger, Lavon Fortner, and Marietta Walters; five grandchildren: Alicia Fields, Amber Wooten, Harrold Dean Lawrence Wooten, Ashley D. Fry, and Josh Graves; one great-grandchild, Anthony James Fields. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving twenty years and was a manager at N.W.S.C. Crane. He was a member of the Victory Christian Church in Tulsa, OK, and was an avid sports fan. There will be private services for Morris Fry, and burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/06/02 Walters – Barbara Jean (Clements) Walters of Bedford, IN, died Friday, December 6, 2002, at her residence. Born on July 15, 1941, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Clements. She married Noah Walter in 1980, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn Jeanie and Jesse Hampton of Elnora, IN, and Judith Marie and Phil Hensley of Oolitic, IN; two step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Jennifer and Gilbert Kent of Bloomington, IN, and Joyce and Delbert White of Solsberry, IN; one sister, Ethel Collins of Orleans, IN; three brothers, Wayne Franklin Clements of Bedford, IN, Robert Clements of Mitchell, IN, and John Clements of New Jersey; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, Jaylie Marie. A graduate of Orleans High School, she worked in retail for many years and at PRD. Services for Barbara Walters will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 9th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 12/05/02 Garceau – Bernard J. Garceau of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, December 5, 2002, at Mitchell Manor. Born on November 14, 1919, in Nagaunee, MI, he was the son of John and Agnes (Jandron) Garceau. He married Betty Brewster and she died in 1992. Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Garceau of Cincinnati, OH; two sons, Brent Garceau of Williams, IN, and Kent Garceau of Brownsburg, IN; one sister, Agnes Germaine of Louisville, KY; seven grandchildren: Eric Garceau, Amy Jordan, Elizabeth Brune, Martin Anderson, Melissa Brocks, Mariah Garceau, and Lucas Garceau. and six great-grandchildren: Joshua Garceau, Jordan Garceau, Kaylee Jordan, Sebrina Anderson, Raschel Anderson, and Megan Anderson. He was preceded in death by his wife, one sister, and three brothers. He was a jeweler and watchmaker. An Army veteran of World War II, he was wounded at Normandy. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Mitchell VFW. Services for Bernard Garceau will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 9th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernard Cox officiating. Entombments will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Mitchel V.F.W. Friends may call from noon until the service time Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Lee – Elizabeth Rose Johnson Lee of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, December 5, 2002, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on March 21, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Dorothy Mae (Doane) Johnson. She married Carl Lee on September 27, 1938, and he died on February 5, 1991. Surviving are two sons, Jerry Lee and wife, Beverly Elizabeth, or Huron, IN, and Carl Stephen Lee and wife, Mendy, of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Janice Sheeks and Cindy French, both of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren: Terri Elizabeth Mounce, Trace Dawn Horner, Debra Lynette Allbright, Brent Lee, Heather Eubanks, Carly French, C.J. Lee, and Seth Lee; eleven great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Rhonda Carleen Lee; two brothers, Clinton Johnson and Noble Johnson; two sisters, Avis Terrell and Ada Pearl Edwards; and one half-brother, Bill Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bride of Christ. Services for Elizabeth Lee will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. 12/04/02 Brinegar – Ethel Marie Brinegar of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 29, 1905, in Loogootee, IN, she was the daughter of Absalom (APP) and Esther (Ransome) Henderson. She first married John Carson. She married Stoddard Brinegar on July 1, 1939, in Bedford, IN, and he died in February, 1986. Surviving are two sons, Robert Carson of Greenwood, IN, and Paul Gene Brinegar of Newburg, IN; one daughter, Mrs. Valeska Cobb Elrod of St. Augustine, FL; one step-son, Robert Brinegar of Roswell, NM; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Wilda Campbell; and one brother, Thornton Henderson. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Church of Christ. Services for Ethel Brinegar will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 12/03/02 Baker – Maxwell Laverne Baker of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on June 30, 1946, he was the son of Theodore and Doris Marlene (Turner) Baker. He married Mary J. Garland on August 9, 1962, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Gerald Baker of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Sandi Adams of Williams, IN, and Amanda Baker of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Alma Baker of Bedford, IN, and Shirley Jones of Orleans, IN; one brother, Orin Baxter of Bedford, IN; four grandsons: Gerald Baker, Jr., Jobei Phillips, Jalen Phillips, and Jasper Chastain; and three granddaughters: Heather Baker, Manda Phillips, and Dezza Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Lester Baxter; two brothers, Gurney and Lonnis Baker; and one grandson, Kyle Brown. He retired as a machinist from Dana PTG in Mitchell and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse in Bedford and the Solsberry Pentecostal Church. Services for Maxwell Baker will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Mike Eggers and Jack Gholson officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery in Martin County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Parker – Betty Marie Parker of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at the Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born on April 21, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Melvin and Etta (Owens) Hodges. She married James Edward (Ed) Parker on April 22, 1944, and he died on March 9, 1999. Surviving are one daughter, Janis Terrell of Greenwood, IN; one sister, Margie Terrell of Bedford, IN; one brother, John Hodges of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Brian Simmerman of Indianapolis; and one great-grandson, Jacob Simmerman of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one sister, Frances Nicholson; and two brothers in infancy. She retired from RCA and then managed Rainbow Hills and Ridgewood apartments. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority, Elks Auxiliary, and was of the Baptist faith. Services for Betty Parker will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 12/02/02 Burton – Mary Katherine (Wolfinger) Burton of Bedford, IN, died Monday, December 2, 2002, at her residence. Born on June 6, 1946, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of William and Rebecca (Rosenbaum) Wolfinger. She married Richard Lee Burton, Sr. on July 2, 1966, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are four sons: Scott A. Hensley of Huron, IN, Richard L. Burton, Jr. of Huron, IN, William R. (Robbie) Burton of Bedford, IN, and Timothy L. Burton of Monroe, LA; three daughters: Katherine (Kathy) J. Crane of Bedford, IN, Kimberly Joyce Hanson of Orlando, FL, and Crystalee Ann Booher of Solsberry, IN; her mother, Rebecca Katherine Hall of Bedford, IN; one sister, Theresa Martin of Bedford, IN; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, William Wolfinger; two grandparents, William Ralph and Lois Evelin (Baugh) Rosenbaum; one uncle, Ernie Holtzclaw. She was employed at Visteon (Ford) in Bedford from 1983 until 2002. She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Services for Mary Burton will at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5th, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday with Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Crane – Alice Ann Crane of Bedford, IN, died Monday, December 2, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 4, 1933, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Chester and Edith (May) Bond. She married Rufo Russell Crane on September 21, 1950, and he died on January 1, 1988. Surviving are three sons: Jim Crane of Springville, IN, Russell Crane of Washington, and Time Crane of Paoli, IN; three daughters: Lee Ann Mears, LaDonna Crane, and Lisa Wilcoxen, all of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Norma Lemons of Bedford, IN, and Lela Overton of Odon, IN; four grandchildren: Justin Crane, Jesse Crane, Travis Tarrants, and Christina Shaw; and one great-grandchild, Andrea Nocole Shaw. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Tina Crane Sullivan; three brothers: Earl Bond, Leland Bond, and Wilber Wildman; and one sister, Roberta Bond. She was a health care provider in Bedford and was of Protestant faith. Services for Alice Crane will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Jim Crane, Ken Ransom and Cory Mosier officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Mann – Maude E. Mann of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, December 2, 2002, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center. Born on May 20, 1925, at Milltown, IN, she was the daughter of Everett and Ida (Hannel) Grunden. She married John Harold Mann on March 18, 1944, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons, Charley P. Mann of Lakewood, NJ, and Rodney D. Mann of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Patty J. Thoms of Orleans, IN; one sister, Betta Smith of Shoals, IN; one half-brother, Kenneth Grunden of Indiana; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Mildred Haley, Violet Davis, and Irene Grunden; two brothers, Ollie Grunden and Bennie Grunden; and one grandchild. She had been employed by Essex, RCA, and Crane Naval Center. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Services for Maude Mann will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Gary Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary. 12/01/02 Banks – James R. Banks of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 7, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Frank Webster and Lorene (Greer) Banks. He married LaVonda Tackett in 1957, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are four daughters: Teresa Lewis, Lisa Couch, Tracy Owens, and Linda Roll, all of Bedford, IN; one son, Jimmy Banks of Bedford, IN; five brothers: Mack Banks, Franklin (Hank) Banks, John Banks, and Chester Banks of Lawrence County, IN, and Roger (Tiny) Banks of Washington, IN; one sister, Wanda Jackson of Bloomington, IN; seven grandchildren, and several nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Banks; two brothers in infancy and one sister in infancy. He was the owner and operator of Banks Heating and Cooling in Lawrence County and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Services for James Banks will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Bundy – Charles W. Bundy of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 4, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harry E. and Lena (Elkins) Bundy. He married Mary L. Stipp on December 19, 1939, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Judy Edwards and husband Connie, and Janet Faubion and husband Gary, all of Heltonville, IN; two brothers, Herschel Bundy and James Bundy, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Guyeula Kern of Indianapolis; five grandchildren: Brian and Micah Faubion of Heltonville, IN, Lisa and Alan Norman of Bedford, IN, Stacy and Tony Kline of Bedford, IN, Julie and Greg Stancombe of Heltonville, IN, Darin and Melanie Poole and Heltonville, IN; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Helen Wagner, Lyoma May, Margaret Blanda, and Gladys Thorne. He was retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. For many years he was involved with the Springville Feeder Auction Association and Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association. He was of Protestant faith. Services for Charles Bundy will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. James Stevens and James Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Dodson – Linda Clark Dodson of Alvin, TX, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Vanderburgh County, IN. Born on December 3, 1942, she was the daughter of Dr. Leonard A. and Opal Clark. She married Glen Dodson on December 10, 2000, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are three children: Chris Jones of Chicago, IL, Karen Jones of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Craig Jones of Fowler, IN, all formerly of Bedford, IN; four step-children: Christopher Dodson of Alvin, TX, Hayden Dodson, Erin Dodson, and Kira Dodson, all of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Faith Jones and Lilwen Jones; one step-grandson, and countless adopted pets and children. She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Leonard A. Clark, and her brother, John Ed Clark. She was an educator, activist, entrepreneur, and volunteer, whose life work was devoted to assisting the less fortunate. A graduate of Bedford High School and Indiana University, with a Bachelors Degree in Forensic Studies and a Master Degree in Adult Education, she most recently worked for Alvin Community College teaching an adult GED course. She worked previously in adult education for both Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College. During her years in Bedford, she served as Director of the Villages of Indiana, Lawrence County Juvenile Probation Officer, and founded Santa's Helpers. She was an active member of Good Shepard Episcopal Church in Friendswood, TX, and previously of St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford, serving on both the local vestry and diocesan council. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi sorority, the Elk's Ladies Auxiliary, performed and volunteered with the Bedford Little Theater. Services for Linda Dodson will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5th, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford. Friends may call from 12-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that contributions be made to the North Lawrence School Foundation Scholarship Fund in Dr. Leonard A. Clark's name. Phipps – Ruth Phipps of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 1, 2002, at her residence. Born on October 14, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Bessie Mae Kern. She married Robert H. Phipps on October 25, 1955, and he died February 8, 2000. Surviving are one daughter, Gloria Owen and husband, Jack, of Deland, FL; one brother, Olin D. Kern of Newbern, TN; one sister, Rosalee Elrod of Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren, Jack Owen of Deland, FL, and Debra Owen of Chatham, MA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband. She was the owner and operator of Ruth Kern's Beauty Shop for sixty-two years in Bedford and was a member of the Central Church of Christ. Services for Ruth Phipps will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Gary Spear and Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


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