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Obituaries 2003 – 06 (June)

06/30/03

Smith – Lloyd Abel Smith of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at CORE Nursing Home. Born on August 17, 1913, in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Pearl Andrew and Emaline Gertrude (Hatcher) Smith. He married Alma Agnes Quaigg on March 25, 1940, and she died on January 30, 1969.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Benham and her husband, Carl, of Bedford, IN; two sons, Robert Smith and his wife, Lana, of Mitchell, IN, and Jan K. Smith and his wife, Carolyn, of Marietta, GA; eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one son, Phillips Burnell Smith in 1998.

He was a chemist, having last worked at NWSC Crane, IN, and retiring in 1982. He was a graduate of the Ohio State Univeristy and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

There will be graveside services for Lloyd Smith at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2nd, at Green Hill Cemetery with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating and with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School.

06/29/03

Lintz – Larry E. Lintz of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the Hospitality House. Born on July 15, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Ada (Johnson) Lintz.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicki Sue Lintz of Bloomfield, IN, and Mary Jane Jones of Odon, IN; three sons: Larry E. Lintz II, Ricki L. Lintz, and Richard D. Lintz, all of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Betty Mae Wilson and Linda Sullivan, both of Bedford, IN; six brothers: Joe Lintz of Pendleton, IN, Norman Lintz of Noblesville, IN, Donnie Lintz of Bloomfield, IN, Robert, Jim and Roy Lintz, all of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Erma Jean Lintz.

He was a construction worker for McKinley Construction Company in Bloomfield, IN. He was of the Baptist faith.

There will be graveside services for Larry Lintz at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2nd, at the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Marshall – Dorothy Marshall, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Raleigh Community Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Born on September 21, 1918, in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of Haskell and Eleanor (Cotter) Brands. She married Dr. George Edward Marshall on June 17, 1941, and he died on February 8, 1987.

Surviving are two sons, Rick Marshall of Zebulon, NC, and Hank Marshall of Brown County, IN; one step-son, Marlin Edward Marshall of Chattanooga, TN; one step-daughter, Donna Avis of Lake Orien, MI; one sister, Marjorie Shepherd of Belmont, OH; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Haskell and John Brands; and one great-grandson.

She received a bachelor degree in music from the Ohio State University in 1941 and obtained a master's degree in education and certification in library science from Union College in Barbourville, KY. She had taught school in Paoli, Tunnelton, Shelbyville, and Pekin schools. From 1973-1985 she served as library director at the Mitchell Community Public Library and received the State of Indiana Librarian of the Year award. During her tenure she initiated Library School for children and provided the facility for the introduction of the Adult Basic Education classes in 1977. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and had been a member of Indiana State Grange, National Grange, and Indiana Nut Growers Association. Dr. and Mrs. Marshall were awarded the Golden Book of Deeds by the Mitchell-Grissom Exchange Club in 1985 and were named grand marshals of the 1986 Persimmon Festival parade. Both honors were in recognition of their community service, as well as national and international deeds.

Services for Dorothy Marshall will be at 2:0 p.m. Sunday, July 6th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Mitchell Community Public Library.

06/28/03

Bushert – Larry W. Bushert of Springville, IN, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Mitchell, IN. Born on January 18, 1942, in Lake City, IL, he was the son of Ralph and Grace (Weaver) Bushert.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen Bushert of Bloomington, IN, and Michael Bushert of Springville, IN; his mother, Grace Bushert of Springville, IN; one brother, Ben Bushert of Arkansas; two sisters, Darlene Franklin of Kentucky and Mary Parrott of Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

He retired as assistant manager for the Union Planters Bank in Bedford.

Services for Larry Bushert will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kevin Giggy officiating. Burial will follow in Simpson Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington, IN. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/27/03

Godsey – Hobert T. Godsey of Springville, IN, died Friday, June 27th, 2003, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 9, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Milford and Abby (Neeley) Godsey. He married Edith Anderson on November 21, 1936, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Joyce L. Phillips and her husband Wendell, of Springville, IN; three sons: Earl Leroy Godsey and his wife, Mary, James T. Godsey and his wife, Roseann, and Paul W. Godsey and his wife, LuAnn, all of Springville, IN; one brother, Ivan Godsey of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Artie Workman and Ruby Adkins, both of Bloomfield, IN, Elsie Banks and Alma Bottorff, both of Bedford, IN' fifteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Eugene Godsey, who died in February 24, 1962; two sisters, Dorothy Hall and Zelma Rainbolt; five brothers: Oliver, Beckman, Robert, and Ernest H. Godsey, and one in infancy.

He was retired from GM Powertrain and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Springville Pentecost Mission Church, where he was a life long trustee.

Services for Hobert Godsey will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Alan and Doug Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wilson – Colleen Wilson of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 10, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Samuel and Wyrtis (Hudson) Edington. She married James Virgil Wilson, Sr. on June 12, 1943.

Surviving are two sons: Jamie and his wife Nancy (Sears) Wilson of Columbus, OH, and Stan and his wife, Sharon (Carter) Wilson of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Leona "Dot" Ferguson of Bloomfield, IN, and Mary Turpin of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren: Amanda Schuster, Laura Ortiz, Renee Minarich Worthington, Sammy Wilson, Brandon Wilson, and Haley Wilson; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Merle and Max Edington; and one daughter, Beth Anne Wilson.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Colleen Wilson will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Scott Salm officiating. Burial will follow at Dishman Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Boys Club Parents Auxiliary.

06/25/03

Fowler – James (Jay) R. Fowler of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on July 26, 1951, in Springfield, IL, he was the son of Edward and Lillian (Begando) Fowler.

Surviving are three brothers: Kent Fowler of Sweeny, TX, Bruce Fowler of Phoenix, AZ, and Ty Fowler of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Donna Fowler of Bedford; three nephews, one niece, and two great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was an instrument engineer working world wide.

Services for James Fowler will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Sams officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Holloway – Ruth E. Holloway of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 7, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ollie and Lula (Pace) Coulter. She married Arden Holloway in 1948, and he died in 1999.

Surviving are one brother, James Coulter of Bedford, IN; two sister, Bette Lewis of Williams, IN, and Rebekah Hoskins of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Larry Faris; one brother, Joseph Lake, Jr.; and two sisters, Naomi Manion and Resealfa Coulter.

She had been the manager of the Lord's Apparel Shop in Bedford and was of Pentecostal faith.

There will be graveside services for Ruth Holloway at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 27th, at Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/23/03

Turpen – Glenn D. Turpen of Ozark, MO, formerly of Branson, MO, died on June 23, 2003, at St. John's Regional Health Care Center in Springfield, MO. Born on January 30, 1926, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Glenn W. and Irene (Trinkle) Turpen. He married Maxine Hampton in 1947, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Nancy Chism of Ozark, MO; one son, Greg Turpen of Branson, MO; one sister, Dottie Ball of Indianapolis, IN; and three grandchildren.

He was a private pilot operating his own plane and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in Japan and Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the U.S. Navy 51/55 Radio Operators, American Legion, Missouri Pilots Assoc. Ozark Chapter, and the Free Methodist Church.

There will be graveside services for Glenn Turpen at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 27th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home in Branson, MO, and from 9:30 a.m. till the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/22/03

Bass – Muriel Katherine Bass of West Baden Springs, IN, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her residence. Born on March 29, 1916, in Orange Grove, NJ, she was the daughter of Charles Russell and Katherine Marie (Oswald) Rogers. She married Wayne Bass on March 14, 1946, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Jan Ellis of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one niece, and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; adopted sons, Gary Lee and Stephen Bass; one brother and one sister.

Services for Muriel Bass will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Revs. Larry Williams and Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Keynon – Winfred Allen Keynon of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at his residence. Born on August 7, 1966, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of Robert E. and Shirley Ann (Fox) Keynon. He married Amanda Jones on May 8, 1999, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons: Kyle Kidd of Mitchell, IN, and John L. Potter II and Dennis G. Potter, both at home; two daughters, Mirando Jo Kidd of Mitchell, IN, and Samantha N. Gilbert of Bedford, IN; his parents of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Gary D. Keynon of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Lanette Reynolds and Diana Pottorff, both of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, Sierra Gilbert of Bedford, IN; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was a dispatcher for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and a 1984 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a member of Spring Mill F.O.P., Lawrence County Sheriff's Association, and a former member of the Marion Township Fire Department.

Services for Winfred Keynon will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25th, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

06/21/03

Hamilton – The Rev. Mark Hamilton of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his residence. Born on August 31, 1911, in Irvine, KY, he was the son of Hood and Lilly (Nolan) Hamilton. He married Louise Lloyd on June 5, 1939, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Anita Mayhugh of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, Chiquita Ewert and husband, Mark, and Marquita Romera and husband, Ben; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers: Jack, Hugh, Omer, Clay, Ray, and Virgil Hamilton; and two sisters, Fannie and Stella Hamilton.

He was an evangelistic singer, minister, and pastored Nazarene churches in southern Indiana, Georgia, and Kentucky. He was ordained in 1946 and pastored 29 years in the Southwest Indiana District serving Union Chapel, Clay City, Geencastle, New Albany First, Princeton, Brazil, Vincennes First, and retired from Mitchell Church of the Nazarene in 1980. He continued to minister as interim pastor. He was District Sunday School Chairman five years, served on the District Advisory Board fourteen years, and was a delegate for Church of the Nazarene six time. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Services for the Rev. Mark Hamilton will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26th, at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with Dr. Garrett Mills, the Rev. Bill Reed and Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

06/20/03

Storms – Herman Michael Storms of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his residence. Born on April 24, 1912, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of James S. and Cordelia (Rush) Storms. He married Jewell Felknor on October 3, 1936, and she survives. They had been married sixy-six years.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Beverly Ikerd and her husband, Kenneth, of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: John Storms, Mark Storms, Kenny Ikerd II, and Lisa Conner, all of Bedford, IN; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Storms in 1980; two sisters; and two brothers.

He was an inspector at G.M. Powertrain, retiring in 1962 and had previously worked at RCA in Bloomington for several years as a packing engineer. He was a 1931 graduate of Bloomington High School. He was of Baptist faith, had attended Grace United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Bedford Lions Club, U.A.W. Local #440, and the Club 55 Bowling League.

Services for Herman Storm will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Car Leth officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, IN. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford.

06/16/03

Coulter – Larry D. Coulter, Sr. of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his residence. Born on April 12, 1950, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Earl and Ruby (Beasley) Coulter. He first married Anita Jean Frazier on April 24, 1981, and she died October 27, 1986. He married Barbara Kinder in 1990, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, PFC Larry Dale Coulter, Jr. of Ft. Benning, GA; three brothers: Robert Coulter of Leesville, IN, Paul "Sonny" Coulter of Bedford, IN, and Steve Coulter of Bedford, IN; one grandson, several aunts, uncles, cousins, two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was retired and had worked at Broadview Bowling Alley for many years.

Services for Larry Coulter will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Collins – Dorotha M. Collins of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, IN. Born on September 1, 1912, in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer E. and Mary Glenn (Shanklin) Reed. She married George A. Collins in December 5, 1932, and he died on April 21, 1981.

Surviving are three daughters: Mary Judith Prosch of Mooresville, IN, Carolyn Sue Fisher of Tennessee, and Linda Jean Monroe of Missouri; three sons: George Reed Collins of Indianapolis, David Lee Collins of Fincastle, IN, and Charles Ivor Collins of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mildred Schwere of Muncie, IN; one brother, Robert Reed of Indianapolis; twenty-five grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Charles and John Reed; and one sister, Margarette Westfall.

She retired as the executive secretary for the U.S. payroll division of Fort Harrison. She was a member of the retired federal employees and of the Post Road Christian Church in Indianapolis.

Services for Dorotha Collins will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors John Dodd and John Wisley officiating. Committal service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday at Blakesburg Cemetery in Fincastle, IN. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Maxwell – Sharon Rose Maxwell of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at her residence. Born on May 27, 1934, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of William Carol and Wanita (Childers) Hall. She married Edgar Maxwell in 1951 and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Danny R. Maxwell of Indianapolis and William C. Maxwell of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sue Griffith of Bedford, In; three nieces and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gerry Lee Maxwell; and one sister, Norma Jean Mathis.

She retired in 1996 after twenty-four years at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

There will be graveside services for Sharon Maxwell at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 19th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Rob Muncy officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ryan – Opal Mae (Polly) Ryan of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 7, 1930, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Jimmy Morrison and Mamie Hill and her foster mother, Sarah Elizabeth Bough. She married Thomas Ryan Jr. on January 10, 1948, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are are one daughter, Karen James of Mitchell, IN, and her children, Theresa Patron of Ohio; Tom Yeary of Mitchell, IN; Donille and her husband Grant James of Leopold, IN, and their children, Brian, Joseph, and Latisha James; daughter, Janice Lewis of Bedford, IN, and her children, Rachel and her husband, David Bunch of Bedford, IN, and their children, Kennedy and Cale Bunch; Stacie Lewis of Bedford and her daughter, Kaitlyn; Deanna Lewis of Bedford, IN; daughter, Rebecca and her husband, David Sears of Bedford and their children, Jeremy Sears and his daughter, Abbigail Marie Sears of Bedford, IN; Juston Sears and his wife Rebecca of Bedford, IN; son Danny Ryan and his wife, Jami of Bedford, IN, and their children, Clinton Ryan of Bedford, IN; Nicole Ryan of Bedford, IN; Corrie Albietz and her daughter, Olivia of Florida; Christopher Ryan and Mikayla Ryan-Chronister of Bedford, IN; daughter, Tammy and her husband, James Brock of Crothersville and children, Jennifer Steele of Seymour, IN, and Jamie Steele and her daughter, Shaelynn Williams of Seymour, IN; son, Timothy Ryan and his wife Michelle and their children, Matthew Ryan, Ryan Tower, and Alexander Ryan, all of New Hampshire; son, Lawrence Ryan and his wife, Monica, of Shoals, IN, and their daughter, Jessica Ryan; two sisters, Katie of Bloomington, IN, and Elizabeth of Sellersburg, IN; one brother, Ernest Morrison of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by four sisters, one grandson, and three great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles Erie #654 of Bedford, IN.

Services for Opal Ryan will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m.Thursday and from noon until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/13/03

Baker – Arthur I. Baker of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 4, 1931, in Owensburg, IN, he was the son of Arthur M. and Evangeline L. (Craig) Baker. He married Carole (Flynn) in 1950 and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Steven Baker and wife, Belynda of Bedford, IN, and Jeffrey Baker of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Charles Baker of Bloomington, IN, and George Baker of Bedford, IN; one sister, Susan Todd of Springville, IN; five grandchildren: Lance Baker, Tyler Baker, Justin Baker, Landon Baker and Breanna Baker; one great-grandson, Braden Baker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Baker and Bryan Baker.

He was the owner of MidWest Metal Spinning for over forty-seven years and was a veteran serving with the 101st Airborne. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Arthur Baker will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Darrell Flynn and Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hudson – Robert F. Hudson of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on April 6, 1929, he was the son of Daniel and Eva (Umphress) Hudson. He married Barbara E. Fleetwood on July 5, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are five sons: Robert F. Hudson Jr. of Bedford, IN, Timothy Allan Hudson of Hollywood, SC, Mark Douglas Hudson of Blaine, TN, John David Hudson of Greensboro, NC, and Steven Paul Hudson of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Jennifer Kay McGill of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Edwin, Gary Dean, and Herschel Hudson; thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara Jane Wheeler; two brothers, Myron and Marvin Hudson.

He retired from Crane in 1979 and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

There will be graveside services for Robert Hudson at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 16th, at the Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with Pastor Jim Stevens officiating and military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. There will be no public visitation. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

06/12/03

Hert – Vaunda C. Hert of Bedford died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at her residence. Born on December 14, 1918, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Frances (Anderson) Canada. She married Chester Wayne Hert on May 27, 1939, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1998. Surviving are two sons: Erroll Wayne Hert and Phillip Lee Hert, with his wife Jennifer, all of Bedford; one daughter-in-law, Nedra Hert of Warren, PA; one brother, Charles Canada of Bloomington, IN; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Charles Earl Hert, and two sisters: Pauline Fitzgerald and Moneva Butler. She retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. She was a Pink Lady volunteer with Dunn Memorial Hospital and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Services for Vaunda C. Hert will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2003, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverend Gary Cornwell and the Reverend Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service on Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Page – Louie Dale Page of Springville, IN, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at his residence. Born on January 22, 1925, he was the son of Richard and Odessa Page. He married Elma Louise Flynn on July 2, 1942, and she survives. Also surviving are five children: Jerry D. Page, Danny L. Page and his wife Medy, and Robert L. Page, all of Springville, Mrs. Joe (Ladonna) Lake of Bedford, and Mrs. George (Susan) Rio of Oolitic; two brothers: Delbert Dean Page and his wife Rosemary of Valparaiso, and Jack Page of Oreana, IL; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, several brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Max and Lexxie Page, and one sister, Eunice June Ford. He was retired from CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center police department and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a member and pastorial assistant at the Paynetown Pentecostal Church. Services for Louie Dale Page will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2003, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverends Darrell Flynn and Ted Blaker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Springville. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/11/03

Lewis – Emmett L. Lewis, formerly of Lawrence County, IN, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Hospitality House in Bloomington, IN. Born on March 6, 1914, he was the son of Jot and Stella (Massey) Lewis. He married Phyllis Hawkins in 1935, and she preceded him in death in 1996.

Surviving are one son, Phil Lewis and his wife Donna, of Bloomington; one sister, Mary Scheffel and her husband Fred, of Bedford; one brother, Bill D. Baker and his wife Roberta, of Bedford; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one granddaughter.

He was a former member of the State Legislature serving in the House of Representatives, a former director of the Indiana Department of Fish and Game and a former Superintendent of Spring Mill State Park. He was a square dance caller in the area for twenty-five years, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Graveside services for Emmett L. Lewis will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Reverend Bob Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to be made to the Bloomington Hospital Foundation.

Simpson – Donald Beryl Simpson, of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on July 29, 1922, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Eli and Lena Simpson Wells. He married Billie Kern in 1947 in Bedford, and she survives.

Also surviving are one foster daughter, Jolene Pruits of Kirkland, IN; one brother, Dale Wells of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Lois Wells of Ellettsville; one brother-in-law, Bill Kern of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill Wells.

He was retired from RCA after being an inspector for forty-seven years. He was also a farmer. He was a past-president of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau and a member of the Americal Yorkshire Association. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.

Services for Donald Beryl Simpson will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Reverend Barney Wells officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call on Friday, June 13, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

06/10/03

Cummings – Dova M. Cummings died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 30, 1918, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Marion A. and Ina C. (Hancock) Mason. She was previously married to George W. Cummings. Surviving are two daughters: Patricia Lyons, of Springville, IN, and Barbara Todd, of Vermilico, OH; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Russell Mason. She was a homemaker. Services for Dova M. Cummings will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2003, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with the Reverend Ronnie McClain officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2003, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Voigtschild – Ethel Jane Voigtschild of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her residence. Born on July 29, 1914, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Homer and Mary (Faucette) Perry. She married Jack Voigtschild on December 23, 1933, in Harrodsburg, IN, and he preceded her in death on June 18, 1979. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Evelyn) Lakes of Indianapolis; one son, Jack Voigtschild of Bedford; three sisters: Blanche Sylvester of Fort Wayne, Marge Hughes of Bloomington, and Jean Blackwell of Bloomington; one sister-in-law, Frances Dodd of Louisville; three grandchildre, 2 gread-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and attended the Bedford Free Methodist Church. Services for Ethel Jane Voigtschild will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Bedford Free Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, IN. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Free Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Emergency Service of Lawrence County or Gideon International. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

06/09/03

Jackson – Joan L. Jackson of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Mitchell Manor. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Widup – L. Joyce Widup of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at her residence. Born on May 29, 1936, in Muncie, IN, she was the daughter of Lewis and Ruby (Huntwork) Haskett. She married Carl Widup on February 17, 1956, and he died on February 25, 2003.

Surviving are one son, Scott Widup and his wife, Nancy, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Beth Needhamer and her husband, Randy of Mitchell, IN; six grandchildren: Kyle and Kortnee Widup, Michael Spaulding, Ivy, Ravyn, and Indy Needhamer; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She was a factory worker and was also employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a 1954 graduate of Shawswick High School and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. She was of Protestant faith.

Services for Joyce Widup will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call frm 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/06/03

Roll – Wendell Allen Roll of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on March 21, 1954, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Rilin and Virginia (Moffat) Roll. He married Connie Taylor on July 3, 1991, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Chad Allen of Indianapolis and Tracey Roll of Washington state; one daughter, Wendy Roll of Washington state; two sisters, Linda Hillenburg of Heltonville, and Wilma Watson of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Leo Roll of Bakerfield, CA, and Marvin and Jimmy Roll, both of Bedford, IN; thirty-six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Lulamae Longfellow, Elloyd Cook, Alberta Bridges, and Dorothy Pierce; two brothers, Roy and Rilin Roll, Jr.; and one niece and one nephew.

He was previously employed at the sawmill in Heltonville and was of Pentecostal faith.

There will be graveside ervices for Wendell Roll at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 9th, at the Bethel Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/03/03

Canada – Doyle Wayne Canada of Bloomington, IN, died Tuesday June 3, 2003, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 6, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Dalt and Elizabeth (Boland) Canada. He first married Jaunita Marshall and divorced. He married Bernice Clark and divorced.

Surviving are two sons, Frank W. Canada and Michael Canada, both of Bedford, IN; and three brothers: Conley Canada of Indianapolis, IN, Ralph Canada and Howard Canada, both of Tampa, FL. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Robert Canada.

He was employed in trucking and retired from Griffith Truck Lines and was a W.W. II Army veteran.

Services for Doyle Canada will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 6th at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

06/01/03

Landes – Loytt Neff Landes of Bedford, IN, formerly of McAlester, OK, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on October 4, 1908, in Sapulpa, OK, she was the daughter of Everett and Florence (Neff) Hall. Shee married Robert James Landes in May, 1929, and he died in May, 1974.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Dahn Coker of Deer Park, TX; one son, Robert K. Landes of Bedford, IN; one sister, June Pirtle of Hominy, OK; one brother, E. O. Hall of Tulsa, OK; five grandchildren: Thomas Dahn of Deer Park, TX, James Dahn of Houston, TX, John Landes of Cross Plaines, WI, Susan Sellers of Columbus, IN, and Mary Ellen Houseman of Fishers, IN; and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two grandchildren, James Christopher Landes and Ricky Dahn.

She was a typist and a homemaker. She had been an active member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Services for Loytt Landes will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Dailey and Bro. Bruce Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to Riley Children's Hospital Foundation or to World Vision.

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