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Obituaries 2003 – 12 (December)

12/31/03

Spires – Robert Harold Spires, Jr. of East Oolitic, IN, died December 31, 2003, at his residence. Born on August 28, 1957, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Robert H. Spires, Sr. and Shirley White Spires. He married Sherry Johnson on December 12, 1988, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert Summitt and Cody Spires, both at home; four sisters: Donna Jean May and her husband, Bill, Cathy Jo Baker and her husband, Mike, Stormi swartz and Kristie June Nelson, and her husband, John; five brothers: Tony Dale Spires, Danny Lee Spires, Randy Scott Swartz, Claude David Swartz, and Ricky Dean Spires. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Debbie Lynn Spires and Linda Jamison.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion.

Services for Robert Spires, Jr. will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 5th, at Charity Chapel with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Charity Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/30/03

Brock – Dean Merton Brock of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 5, 1925, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Paul and Edna Pearl (Roberts) Brock. He married Norma J. Marshall on December 3, 1962, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Sara Snyder and her husband, Alex, of Bedford, IN; one son, Daniel E. Noble and his wife, Marlene, of French Lick, IN; four grandchildren: Amble Noble, Chris Mills, Quiana Hall, Marshall Noble; step-grandchildren: Sara Derringer, Alex Snyder, KayC Snyder, and John Snyder; one niece, Susie Hancock, and one nephew Ronal Dean Brock. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Ronal Brock.

He retired from Indiana Bell after forty years of service. He was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Elks Lodge #826.

Services for Dean Brock will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 2nd, at the St. Vincent Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with rosary service conducted at 7 p.m.

Cummings – Esther Lucille Cummings of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 20, 1932, in Lawrenceville, IL, she was the daughter of Elmer S. and Lora A. (Kendall) Roach. She married Joseph W. Cummings on December 9, 1950, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Ethel Harden of Bedford, IN, and Alice Striegel of Bloomington, IN; one son, Gerald Cummings of Bedford, IN; one brother, John Roach of French Lick, IN; four sisters: Dorothy Billingham of Bradenton, FL, Hazel Carter of Huntington, IN, Mary Hack of Lincoln, MO, and Ruth Worak of Bedford, IN; two grandsons, Joseph and Charles Hardin; two granddaughters, Adria and Andria Striegel; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and sisters; and one grandson, Cory Ingle.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Services for Esther Cummings will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Russ Sage officiating. burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 2 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Todd – Dorothy M. Todd of Williams, IN, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at the Hospitality House. Born October 16, 1912, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Cokenour) Malott. She married John Todd, and he died in May 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Allen and her husband, Greg, of Bloomfield, IN, and Donna Moore and her husband, Johm, of Oolitic, IN; one son, James Todd and his wife, Linda, of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren: Shirley Teegen and Kathy Basler, both of Mitchell, IN, Jeff Strunk, Kenny Todd, Bill Todd, and Jill Todd, all of Bedford, IN, Tina Nolley of Loogootee, IN, and Jenny Strunk of Bloomfield, IN; ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Marjorie Sears and Gladys McCall; three brothers: Ralph, Carl, and Kenneth Malott; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Wayne Moore and Kimberly Michelle Todd.

She was retired from GM in Bedford and was a member of Old Union Christian Church.

Services for Dorothy Todd will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at the Day & Carter with Pastor David A. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/28/03

Hatfield – Levi E. Hatfield of Bedford, IN, died December 28, 2003, at the home of his daughter. Born on February 17, 1916, he was the son of George Washington and Jenny (Strosnider) Hatfield. He married Lilah Sanders on May 28, 1939, and she died on November 16, 2001.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Phillips and her husband, Don, of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: William Levi Philips of Mission Viejo, CA, John Robert Phillips of Terrace Park, OH, and Julia Govoni of Douglasville, GA; four great-grandchildren: Robin, Marla, Ian, and Billy; and one niece, Patricia Lee of Eustis, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Cleta Quillen; one step-sister, Lelah Torphy; and two brothers, George Edward and Marshal Glen Hatfield.

He was a retired sheriff of Lawrence County, a former town marshal for Oolitic, and a disabled veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and the Lawrence County G. O. P.

Services for Levi Hatfield will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at the Englewood Baptist Church with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 pm. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.

Worley – Brenda S. Worley of Springville, IN, died Sunday, December 28, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born on January 27, 1950, in McCreary County, KY, she was the daughter of Harley and Martha (Jones) Phillips. She married Tommy Joe Worley on March 4, 1964, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Kathy Hostetler, Lisa Strunk, and Misty Worley; one son, Jeff Worley; four sisters: Mary Phillips, Joyce Deckard, Geneva Jones, and Betty Strunk; five brothers: Roy Phillips, Roger Phillips, Larry Phillips, Arthur Phillips, and David Phillips; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harley Phillips, Jr.

She retired from G.E. in Bloomington and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Services for Brenda Worley will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at the Grace Baptist Church in Springville with the Rev. Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Wednesday at the church.

12/27/03

Brown – Imajean Brown of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on April 18, 1926, in Muncie, IN, she was the daughter of Ross and Alta (Carpenter) Gale. She married Warren H. Brown on January 4, 1947, and he died July 16, 1990.

Surviving are one son, Steve Warren Brown and his wife, Shawn, of Bedford, IN; four daughters: Mona Klarer and her husband, Ron, of Lewisburg, TN, Rita Cravens and her husband, Gary, and Gale Fisher and her husband, Mike, all of Muncie, IN, and Patty Sanders and her husband, Tony, of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Reba Shorter of Ft. Myers, FL, and Naomi Hurry of Lynn, IN; fourteen grandchildren: Julie Selvey, Phillip Klarer, Tammy Duckworth, Kristi Hensley, William Minor, Gary Fisher, Amanda Smith, Trina Wray, Lynnette Brown, Tony Sanders II, Julie Brooks, Ashlie Brooks, Hollie Reynolds, and Mindy Stevens; seventeen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and five sisters.

She worked at the W.T. Grant Store in Muncie, IN, for several years and was a co-manager with her husband of the Clover Park Apartments in Bedford until 1995. She continued to volunteer her services to the residents of Clover Park Apts. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Services for Imajean Brown will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dick Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/26/03

King – Louise E. King of Mitchell, died Friday, December 26, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on November 20, 1921, in Seymour, IN, she was the daughter of William and Josephine (Frazier) Prewitt. She married Roy Emerson King on May 5, 1941, and he died August 19, 1986.

Surviving are two sons, James E. King and wife, Judy, and Roger W. King, all of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Patsy Scott and husband, Raymond of Martinsville, IN; one brother, Russell Prewitt of Nashville, IN; two sisters, Doris Prewitt and Alberta King, both of Mitchell, IN; twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Services for Louise King will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Stanley Icengle officiating. Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30-8:30 Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Powell – Walter C. Powell of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, December 26, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 21, 1904, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of George Jackson and Martha Ellen (Hoppe) Powell. He married Sarah Lois Pruett on April 2, 1925, and she died July 23, 1997.

Surviving are sons: Robert Powell and wife, Imogene of Orleans, IN, Lee C. Powell and wife, Mary, and Bill Powell and wife, Eva, all of Mitchell, IN, Lyle S. Powell and wife, Myra, of Bloomington, IN, and Bernard Powell and wife, Moyne, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Delores M. Beasley of Mitchell, IN; two nieces, Karen Koons and Greta Osborne, both of Stanford, IN; one nephew, Joe Edwards of Brentwood, TN; eighteen grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Homer Powell; four sisters: Olive Edwards, Hazel Powell, Effie Powell, and Ora Powell; one grandson, Brian Duane Powell; one granddaughter, Rhonda (Powell) Taylor; and one great-granddaughter, Melissa Taylor.

He was a mechanic. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for 65 years.

Services for Walter Powell will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Dale Hatfield and Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church.

12/25/03

Chestnut – Bonnie M. Chestnut of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 22, 1917, in Lawrence County (Bono Township), IN, she was the daughter of Carl L. and Flossie G. (Hunsucker) Talbott. She married Walter Chestnut on February 18, 1972, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two step-daughters, Sharon Emmons and husband, Jerry, of West Baden Springs, and Patricia Farris and husband, Russell, of Jasper, IN; three sisters: Fern Talbott of Indianapolis, Esther McKamey of Mitchell, IN, and Vivian Mishler of Worthington, IN; one granddaughter, Susan Backherms and husband, Mike, of Mitchell, IN; one great-granddaughter, Nicole Backherms; six step-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Sue Allen; one sister, Lucille Blackwell; and two brothers, Chester Talbott and Leroy Talbott.

She was retired from Naval Surface Warfare-Crane Division and was a member of the Tulip Street Christian Church.

Services for Bonnie Chestnut will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday and from 11:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Craig – Charles D. Craig of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at his residence. Born on December 2, 1940, in Green County, IN, he was the son of Roy L. and Kathern (Shelton) Craig. He married Sharon Mounce on July 11, 1960, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters: Diane Early and Kathy Turner, both of Bedford, IN, Debbie Bauer of Cannelburg, IN, and Sandy Guthrie of Mitchell, IN; one son, Richard Craig of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Karen DeGrass and Brenda Phillips, both of Mitchell, IN, and Donna Hackett of Virginia; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roy E. Craig; and one sister, Anita Thompson.

He had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and retired from Dana Corporation. He was a member of Lovingway Apostolic Church and a 1958 graduate of Huron High School.

Services for Charles Craig will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Wesley Stephenson officiating. Burial will follow in Connerley Switch Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

12/24/03

Mattix – Joetta Mattix of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 25, 1931, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughtr of William Robert Mattix, and he died September 3, 1987.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Sue Edmondson of Mitchell, IN; one step-son, Robert Dale Mattix of Mitchell, IN; one brother-in-law, James Mattix of Mitchell, IN; four sisters-in-law: Becky Curtis of Bloomington, IN, Rita Williams of Mitchell, IN, Mary Lou Powell of Paoli, IN, and Alta Smith of Indianapolis; and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother.

She owned the former B.J.'s Flea Market in Mitchell and was a former employee of Hoosier Uplands in Mitchell. She was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church in Bedford, where she formerly served as secretary.

Services for Joetta Mattix will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 29th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Don Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

12/22/03

Gratzer – Robert J. Gratzer of Bedford, IN, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 13, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John and Ruby Hart Gratzer. He married Dorothy Wood and she preceded him in death. He married Mildred Isom on December 29, 1994, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two step-sons, Tracy Isom and his wife, Bonnie, and Tery Isom and his wife, Vickie, all of Bedford, IN; his caregivers, Charles and Helen Hoopingarner; one step-daughter-in-law, Jean Isom of Greenwood; step-grandchildren, Derek and Kirk Isom, both of Greenwood, IN, Kody Wayne Isom of Bedford, IN, Melissa Murphy of Bloomington, IN, Chris Pfaff and McKenzie Leigh Isom, both of Bedford, IN; he was preceded in death by his wife wife; one daughter, Lavone Gratzer; and one step-son, Ralph Isom.

He was a supervisor at M. Fine & Sons and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Gillen Post #33, and the Elks Lodge.

Services for Robert Gratzer will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27th, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where the rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Van Antwerp – Cynthia Gayle Van Antwerp of Annandale, VA, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at her residence. Born on October 7, 1948, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Kenneth E. and Marcia A. (Bush) Pruett. She married Leigh T. Van Antwerp on June 21, 1970, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are four daughters: Amy Van Antwerp of Knoxville, TN, Melissa Van Antwerp, Laura Van Anatwerp, and Sarah Van Antwerp, all of Annandale, VA; her mother, Marcia A. Pruett of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Gary Pruett of Mitchell, IN; nieces, Betsy Wolfe and Holly Pruett; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Jay Pruett.

A 1966 graduate of Mitchell High School, she was a ten-year employee of Family Christian Stores in Fairfax, VA. She was a member of St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Burke, VA.

Services for Cynthia Van Antwerp will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bros. Donald Conley and David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

12/21/03

Jean – Cecil E. Jean of Campbellsburg, IN, died Sunday, December 21, 2003, at his residence. Born on October 22, 1911, in Brown Township, Campbellsburg, IN, he was the son of Elmer and Ollie (Perdiew) Jean. He married Gayle Russell on December 25, 1930, and she died in October 1940. He married Ulla Mae Guthrie in 1941, and she died December 29, 1997.

Surviving are four daughters: Kathryn Sullivan and husband, Jack, of Salem, IN, Marilyn Rosenbaum and husband, Wayne, of Martinsville, IN, Sue Williams ad husband, Richard of Clewiston, FL, and Linda McNeely and husband, Terry, of Salem, IN; one son Burl Jean and wife, Carmelita, of Salem IN; one sister, Bonnie Myers of Springport, IN; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both wives; one sister, Fern Hardy; one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.

Services for Cecil Jean will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 24th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

12/20/03

Roberts – Betty J. Roberts, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at the Columbus Health & Rehab Center in Columbus, IN. Born on October 11, 1932, she was the daughter of Joe Garland and Julia (Hughes) Hall. She married Harry E. "Red" Roberts in 1956, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Pam Ellis of Columbus, IN; three sons: Mike Allman and Anthony Roberts, both of Arkansas, and William Allman of Seymour, iN; two step-children, Scott Roberts and Robin Privett, both of Muncie, IN; five grandchildren: Nikki Todd, Justin Allman, Heather Roberts Henry, Brittany Roberts and Rob Ellis; three great-grandchildren: Gunner Todd, Jordan and Gavin Ellis; five step-grandchildren, and thirteen step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bobby Joe Garland.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Betty Roberts will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stewart – Marie M. Stewart of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at Westview Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on December 31, 1910, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Clifford and Maude (Mansfield) Turner. She married Clifford Stewart, and he died in 1967. She later married Hollis Winninger, and he preceded her in death. She then married Joseph Jarosz, and he also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Klajda of Geneva, FL; and one grandson, Kevin Colgrazier of London, England. She was preceded in death by three husbands and one brother (in infancy).

She was a homemaker and a member of the Dive Christian Church.

Services for Marie Stewart will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Young – William C. Young of Heltonville, IN, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at the Paoli Health & Living Center in Paoli, IN. Born on July 8, 1931, in Virginia, he was the son of William Ray and Ester Marie (Collins) Young. He married Mary Ann Deckard on March 13, 1993, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife is one daughter, Mara Eisele of Bedford, IN; one son, Charles Dwayne Young of Salem, IN; two step-sons, Doug and Scott Fleetwood, both of Heltonville, IN; two sisters, Virginia Helton of Medora, IN, and Darlene Silence of Medway, OH; four brothers: Ralph Young of Medora, IN, Robert Young of Columbus, IN, Paul Young of Seymour, IN, and Kenneth Young of Norman, IN; four grandsons: Steven Nicholas of Bedford, IN, Brad Young of West Baden, IN, Brian Young of Leesville, IN, and Zachary Eisele of bedford, IN; seven step-grandchildren: Britney Fleetwood of Medora, IN, Lacie, Harrison, Alexander, Brock Fleetwood, Bailey and Austin Bailiff, all of Bedford, IN; two great-grandchildren, Jaykob and Alexys Nicholas, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a carpenter and owner of Young Construction and Charlie's Forms, ad he developed Young's Additions 1 & 2, where there are two street's named after him, Sir Charles Drive and Sir William Drive. He was also co-owner of Bid-lo and Hoosier State Construction Companies. He was the former president of the Lawrence County Home Builders Association and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He attended Mundell Christian Church.

Services for Charlie Young will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow at Gilgal Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/18/03

Baker – Hiram Rodney Baker of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, December 18, 2003, at his residence. Born on December 1, 1946, in Linton, IN, he was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Wilson) Baker. He married Sandra Enochs, and she preceded him in death. He married Phyllis J. Chastain on March 20, 1985, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Elizabeth Dayton of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Any Luman of Bloomington, IN, Shannon Endris and her husband, Brad, of Bedford, IN; four step-daughters: Kelly Mynett and her husband, Rob, of Muncie, IN, Kathy Crulo, Karen Crulo-Rood and her husband, Rob, all of Bedford, IN, Sally Jackson and her husband, Danny, of Franklin, IN; one brother, Calvert Dayton of Providence, RI; three sisters: Ann Cullison and her husband, Bucky of Owensburg, IN, Christi Gilbert and her husband, Jack, of Mitchell, IN; and Nellie Bea Spencer and her husband, Randy, of Liberty Lake, WA; six grandsons: Corey and Dylan Endris, both of Bedford, IN, Nick and Sam Crulo and J.T. Ernst, all of Bedford, IN, Jake Jackson of Franklin, IN; and six granddaughters: Amber and Brittany Luman, both of Bloomington, IN, Jessie Mynett of Muncie, IN, Allie and Gracie Rood, both of Bedford, IN, Sara Jackson of Franklin, IN. He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Mildred Baker; one son, Robert Daniel (in infancy) and one brother, Robert Daniel Baker.

He was a retired tool and die maker for GM Powertrain and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Owensburg Baptist Church, Solsberry Lodge #441 F&AM, Bedford Elks Lodge #826, U.A.W. Local #440, life member of V.F.W., American Legion Gillen Post #33, Voiture #1172 La Societe de Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux where he was Chef de Gare for three terms, Chemonot for Three terms, Indiana 9th District Grand Cheminot and Indiana SE Grand Chef de Train.

Services for Hiram Baker will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig and James Olinger officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday with a Masonic service conducted at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/17/03

Jackson – Wilma Jackson of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at her residence. Born on December 30, 1925, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Brian and Evadna (McAffee) Weaver. She married Paul Jackson, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Teresa June Tacket and Tonya Mullis and her husband, Jerry, all of Bedford, IN, ad Kathy Ritchison and her husband, Joe, of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Fern Long of Bedford, IN; and seven grandchildren: Shelly Tackett Walls, John Tackett, Paul Mullis, Jeremy Mullis, Jason Mullis, Bryce Mann, and Landon Lindley; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lee Weaver.

She was a homemaker. She attended Grace Full Gospel Church and was a member of Wesley Chapel and Church, Crane Retirees and Visteon Retired Employees.

Services for Wilma Jackson will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 1p.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stalker – Breanna Marie Stalker of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 11, 1990, in Ramona, CA, she was the daughter of Robert and Michele (Wilfong) Stalker.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Michele and Jamie Smith of Mitchell, IN; her father, Robert Stalker of Ramona, CA; one sister, Stephanie Brooke Stalker of Mitchell, IN; one half-brother and sister, Jacob and Chenoa Stalker of Ramona, CA; grandparents, Tom and Gloria Wilfong of Mitchell and Cam and Bonnie Stalker of Trinidad, CO; and several aunts and uncles.

She was a seventh grader at Mitchell Junior High School and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

There will be a memorial service for Breanna Stalker at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd, at the First Baptist Church with Pastors Mark Pittman and Bill Graham officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Riley Hospital for Children in care of Chastain Funeral Home.

Williams – Lorene Terrell Williams of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 18, 1916, she was the daughter of Zora Carroll. She married Lee Audrey Williams, Sr. on May 21, 1933, and he died September 20, 2003.

Surviving are one son, Lee A. Williams, Jr., and his wife, Gaynor, of Lima, OH; one daughter, Mayme Jo Denny and her husband, Marc, of Luke Zurich, IL; seven grandchildren: James M. Williams, Sr., and his wife, Laura of Windermere, FL, Elizabeth T. Renkens and her husband, Joshua of Davenport, IA, Ellen H. Williams of Windermere, FL, J.D. Denny of Bloomington, IN, Chandler Denny and his wife, Cinnamon, and Jack Denny, all of Chicago, IL, and Carson Denny of Lake Zurich, IL; one great grandson, James M. Williams, Jr.; five sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mildred Sue (in infancy), and one brother, Clemo Dugger.

She was the co-owner and operator with her husband of Lee's Market on Oolitic Road for twenty-eight years.

There will be graveside services for Lorene Williams at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, at the Barbourville Cemetery in Barbourville, KY. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dialysis Center at Dunn Memorial Hospital in honor Conley Williams.

Williams – Wilma Louise Young Williams of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 3, 1930, in Paoli, IN, she was the daughter of Farel and Anna Mae (Condra) Young. She married Jesse E. Williams on October 10, 1970, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Danny Fancher and wife, Carol, of Elmhurst, IL; daughters, Donna Fancher Snow and husband, Kenny, of Mitchell, IN, Connie Fancher Sachleben and husband, Dan, of Milton, KY; step-daughters, Roxann Williams, Cindy Lee, and Marilyn Tarr, all of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Dorothy Kellams of Paoli, IN; eighteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Young, and one grandson, Christopher L. Roach.

She was an Avon representative for thirty-three years and a 1948 graduate of Paoli High School. She attended Woodville Baptist Church and was a member of Order of Eastern Star No. 352.

Services for Wilma Williams will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 20th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

12/16/03

Lempke – Norma Lempke of Williams, died Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at her residence. Born on October 17, 1939, in Anderson, IN, she was the daughter of Harold and Beulah Auker (Goodson). She married Fred Lempke on April 7, 1977, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband is her mother, Beulah Goodson of Williams; two daughters, Rhonda Egler of Mooresville, IN, and Tina Smith of Swansea, IL; two sisters, LaVaughn Rogers of Williams, IN, and Virginia Stohler of Anderson, IN; two brothers, Ludwig and Lowell Auker, both of Anderson, IN; and five grandchildren: Rachel and Steven Smith, Jennifer, David and Elizabeth Egler. She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Lemoine and Lemond Auker; and one sister, Marlene Walker.

She was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Bedford. She attended the Church of God and was a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Circle of Friends.

There will be a memorial service for Norma Lempke at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Johnny Simmons and Pastor Floyd Brick officiating. Friends may call from noon until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/15/03

Harper – William L. Harper of Bloomington, IN, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 9, 1945, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Atner and Maudelene (Clendenon) Harper. He married Judy Zimmerman, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of Bedford, IN, are his children: Shelia and Jim Groh of Ellettsville, Patty and Kevin Kenney of Bedford, IN, Rita and Victor Reynolds of Oolitic, Howard Harper of Bedford, IN, Susan and Vane Chastain of Bedford, IN, Billy and Lisa Harper of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Phyllis Ayres of Bloomington, IN, Evelen Lanning of New Albany, IN, and Helen Hayes of Maryland; fourteen grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Sonny Harper; and three half-brothers: Howard, Chester, and Joe Carter.

He was a retired truck driver and diesel mechanic.

Services for William Harper will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

O'Donnell – Evalou O'Donnell of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on November 17, 1909, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Emma (Payne) Mann. She married Russell O'Donnell on July 15, 1939, and he died December 19, 1984.

She was retired from the former Admiral Corporation in Orleans and was a member of the Mitchell Congregation of Jehovah's Wilnesses.

Services for Evalou O'Donnell will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18the, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mitchell with Bro. Robert Edinger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the services time Thursday at the Kingdom Hall.

12/14/03

Boofer – Jerry D. Boofer of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 14, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 11, 1944, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Edward D. and Wanda M. (Moore) Boofer. He married Nancy L. McCart in 1963, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Bradley Dale Boofer and his wife, Jama, of Bloomington, IN; one daughter, Crystal Holmes and her husband, David, of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Kara, Adam, Anna, and Nathan; five uncles: Robert, Russell, Richard, Ralph, and Raymond Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He worked at RCA in Bloomington for thirty-five years and then for Phoenix Material Management. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Services for Jerry Boofer will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bridwell – Olivia (Tia) Bridwell of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 14, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 23, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Harold F. and Dorothy P. (Smith) Covey. She married Jack H. Bridwell on October 23, 1940, and he died November 8, 1995.

Surviving are one son, James H. Bridwell of Phoenix, AZ; one daughter, Marsha D. Hodges and her husband, Ron, of Jupiter, FL; two sisters, Linda Gates of Bedford, IN, and Colleen Hall of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Bill Covey of Ocala, FL; five grandchildren: Leonie Bridwell, Gabriel Bridwell, and Halley Bridwell, all of Phoenix, AZ, Paige Moser of Spring, TX, and Winna Dunmyer of Boynton Beach, FL; three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Jackson, and Emma Moser, all of Spring, TX, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford.

Services for Olivia Bridwell will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the First Baptist Church.

Hunter – Lucille Hunter of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, December 14, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 24, 1910, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Asa and Cora (Klutz) Jones. She married M. Victor Hunter on September 28, 1929, and he died April 28, 1975.

Surviving are two sons, Myrlen W. Hunter and his wife, Sherlia, of Mitchell, IN, and Donald W. Hunter and his wife, Jerri, of Somerset, PA; seven grandchildren: Denise Doyle, D'Andra Stone, Bev Hunter, Donnie Hunter, Trudy Trickle, Michelle Weaver, and Christy Ray; fourteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Elva Wildman and Ethel Stark; and six brothers: Charles, Bobby, Bud, Kenny, Reid, and Russell Jones.

She was a seamstress and had been employed at Erwin's Greenhouse and Burton City Drug Store. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Lucille Hunter will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 18th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Christian Church.

Nation – Terrilou Nation of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, December 14, 2003, at her residence. Born on October 29, 1948, she was the daughter of Paul and Lois (Chastain) Shipman. She married Walt Nation on December 29, 1973, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Jeremy Nation and his wife, Sarah, of Bloomington, IN; and one daughter, Mikki Nation and her fiance, Jon Fesmire of Santa Cruz, CA; two grandsons and two granddaughters; an aunt, Myra Shipman and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

An Academic Advisor for the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Bloomington Advisors' Council, and Indiana Academic Advisors' Network.

Services for Terri Nation will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Kelley School of Business Scholarship Fund.

12/13/03

Bridges – Vernon Bridges of Indianapolis, IN, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at his residence. Born on February 6, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Gus and Blanche (Fields) Bridges. He married Velma S. Snider on September 5, 1942, and she died on October 22, 2003.

Surviving are one son, Scott Bridges of Indianapolis; three daughters: Sandra Bauer, Debra Hunt, and Connie Cross, all of Indianapolis; one brother, Ronald Bridges of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mary Janice Bragdon and Bernice Olson, both of Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and four brothers.

He was a retired too and die make for Chevrolet in Indianapolis.

Services for Vernon Bridges will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. J.C. Vanover officiating. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.

Morris – Edna M. Morris of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 22, 1911, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Daniel B. and Linda (Asbury) Turpin. She married William E. Morris on September 27, 1930, and he died on December 16, 1991.

Surviving is one daughter, Karen Frye and her husband, Robert, of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren: Corbett May, Marcy May, Stacy Boulerice, Shawn Frye, Melanie Lighter, and Emily Frye; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Janie Smith and Katherine Embree.

There will be graveside services for Edna Morris at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 16th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor L.D. Payton officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/12/03

Gardner – Geneva G. Gardner of Bedford, IN, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 30, 1916, in Bentonsport, IA, she was the daughter of John and Anna (Corns) Gardner. She married Stephen Buck in 1934 and he died in 1954. She then married Ralph Gardner in 1961, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband is one daughter, Judith Ann Adamson of Greenwood, IN; one son, Stephen Buck of Sun City, AZ; two sisters, Lula of Chicago, IL, and Betty of Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband and several brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker and a former owner of Cresthaven Memory Park. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Services for Geneva Gardner will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10:30 until 12 noon on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/11/03

Moore – Myrtle Moore of Bedford, IN, formerly of Springville, IN, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 12, 1912, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Isaac and Eva (Stroud) Wade. She married Earl Todd and he preceded her in death. She married Willis Moore and he died on December 8, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Vergie Helms and her husband, Jarrell, and Norma Cox and her husband, Fred, all of Bloomfield, IN; two sons, Ernie Todd and his wife, Maxine of Bedford, IN, and Morris Todd, and his wife, Judy, of Bloomfield, IN; three sisters: Bessie Hawkins, Victorine Rollman, and Ola Morrow, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, Harley Wade of Bedford, IN; twenty-one grandchildren, forty-nine great-grandchildren, and eighteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands; one daughter, Mary Evelyn Bryant; three brothers, and three sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ.

Services for Myrtle Moore will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Forrest Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Martin County. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon until the service time Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/10/03

Duncan – Mary Frances Duncan of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on June 26, 1936, in Cape Girrardo, MO, she was the daughter of Carl and Gracie (Lee) Vincent. She married Russell Duncan on June 26, 1955, and he died March 14, 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Carla Wade, and her husband Barry, of Bedford, IN; one son, Charles R. Duncan and his wife, Lisa, of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Kenneth Vincent of Jacksonville, FL, and Marvin Lewis of Bloomington, IN; one grandson, Dylan Duncan; and one granddaughter, Miranda Duncan.

She was the Lawrence County Recorder for eight years. She then worked at the Bedford Regional Medical Center as a medical secretary. She was elected Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Bedford and held the position for twenty years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, where she was active in the Red Rose Circle, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens Club, John Wallace Chapter of D.A.R., South Central Genealogical Society, and was a volunteer for the new museum of history.

Services for Mary Frances Duncan will be at 11:00 Saturday, December 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robbins – Wayne L. Robbins of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 29, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John and Nellie (Carter) Robbins. He married Ruthie Lou Neumeister on September 1, 1946, and she died September 26, 1992.

Surviving are two sons: Wayne Robbins of Richmond, IN, and Michael Robbins of Orleans, IN; three daughters: Ruth Anne Boteler and her husband, Jeff, of Cottondale, AL, Lois Ann Mitchell and her husband, Donald, of Bedford, IN, and Lee Anna Hanks and her husband, Michael, of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: Earl Robbins of Melbourne, FL, Johnny and Carl Robbins, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Louise Breedlove of Indianapolis and Georgia Roberts of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; three brothers: Glen, Lloyd, and Harold Robbins; one sister, Lucille Toborg, and two in infancy.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford and later worked as a security guard and delivered buses at Carpenter Body Works. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended Dive Christian Church.

Services for Wayne Robbins will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Post #250 of Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/09/03

Byers – Nancy Kay Byers of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 22, 1944, in Valparaiso, IN, she was the daughter of Frederick and Jeannette (Kuss) Hagenow. She married Phil Byers on December 24, 1989, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Scott Spear and his wife, Cindy, of Avon, IN; one sister, Carol Dunkelburger of Valparaiso, IN; two brothers, Charles Hagenow of LaPorte, IN, and Rick Hagenow of Kokomo, IN; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew, and Rachel Spear. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mark Spear.

she was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran Church.

Services for Nancy Byers will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/08/03

May – Mary C. May of Bedford, IN, died Monday, December 8, 2003 at Westview Manor. Born on October 29, 1904, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James O. and Nettie R. (Mayo) Byers. She married Perry May on April 1, 1922, and he died January 27, 1972.

Surviving are one son, Bernard May of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Jaunita Turner of Bedford, IN; three half-sisters, Autumn Speer of Arizona, Claudine Altop of Beanblossom, IN, and Mary Lou Day of Monroe County, IN; one half-brother, James Byers, Jr., of Stanford, IN; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, John D. and Claude Edward May; eight brothers; and one sister.

She was a nurses aide in Bedford and Bloomington Hospitals and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, Pythian Sisters #310, Rebekah Lodge #91 and the Senior Citizens Club. She had been a 4-y leader for eighteen years.

Services for Mary May will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Moody – Elva Moody of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, December 8, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on May 20, 1916, in Kentland, IN, she was the daughter of Otis and Maude (Pickett) Gordon. She married Garnet Floyd Moody on September 25, 1933, and he died on November 7, 1990.

Surviving are three sons, Maurice M. Moody of Bloomington, IN, Gale E. Moody of Mitchell, IN, and Danny G. Moody of Bedford, IN; fifteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Dale E. Moody; five brothers: Glen, Lewis, Raymond, Wayne, and Frank Gordon; and three sisters: Helena Ensminger, Erma Downey, and Lorena McWithey.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Osgood Christian Church.

Services for Elva Moody will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 12th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

12/07/03

McMinds – Josephine M. McMinds of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, December 7, 2003, at her residence. Born on January 30, 1907, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Sysol) Zygmunt. She married Peter J. McMinds, Sr, on June 14, 1927, and he died on October 15, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Anne Ahlborn of Highland, IN, and Patricia Boyd of Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, P. J. McMinds, Jr., and one great-granddaughter.

In her early days in Hammond, IN, and Champaign, IL, she was a Girl Scout leader, camp counselor, president of the Girls Scout Council, and the Irving School PTA, and was a hospital volunteer. She moved to Mitchell in 1971, where she was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, the Westminster Guild, served as a deacon, elder, and Clerk of Session, received an Honorary Life membership in the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and was a member of the Prim Priscilla Extension Homemakers Club.

Services for Josephine McMinds will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11th, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tim Jessen officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jo McMinds Memorial Fund at Mitchell Presbyterian Church or to Hoosier Uplands Home Health and Hospice.

12/05/03

Woods – Bertha Lee "Bertie" Woods of Chicago, IL, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, December 5, 2003, at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. Born on November 25, 1927, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Leona (Yaney) Mitchell.

Surviving are one son, Brad Woods and his wife, Natalie, of Chicago, IL; one daughter, Midge Ortiz and her husband, Joe, of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Teresa Woods, Brad Woods, Jr., and Shannon Barkocy; and one great-granddaughter.

She was a country music entertainer.

There will be a graveside service for Bertha Woods at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 10th, at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday at Suerth Funeral Home in Chicago with Saint Jude service at 7 p.m. and prayer service at 8:30 p.m. There will be no local visitation. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

12/04/03

Slemp – Rebecca W. Slemp of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 20, 1935, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Alice Mildred (Long) White. She married Bascom L. Slemp on August 10, 1958, and he died on November 4, 1969.

Surviving are one sister, Virginia Sue Oswalt of Topeka, KS; nieces, Alice Oswalt of Bloomington, IN, and Rebecca J. Thacker of Bedford, IN; one nephew, Vincent Oswalt and wife, Jennifer, of Atlanta, GA; one great niece and one great nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; one sister, Nancy Lee White, and one brother, Frederick White.

She was a 1953 graduate of Mitchell High School and received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Indiana University. She had been a teacher in the Kendallville schools and retired from Mitchell Community Schools in 1993. She was a member of Tri Kappa, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, and the First Christian Church in Mitchell.

Services for for Rebecca Slemp will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 8th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts are directed to the Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Walton – Albert (Fred) Walton of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 25, 1947, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of Albert, Sr., and Gertrude Fern (Williams) Walton. He married Diana Southern on June 26, 1976, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Gertrude Walton of Marengo, IN; three brothers: Clarence Walton of Bedford, IN, Charlie and John Walton, both of Marengo, IN; four sisters: Dorothy Spires, Cathy Canada, and Edith Yarberry, all of Bedford, IN, and Alberta Bader of Lafayette, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Robert and Richard (both in infancy).

He was a mechanic and service station attendant in Bedford and a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as a Sea Bee for two duty tours in Viet Nam. He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ and the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Service for Albert Walton will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Ed Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

12/03/03

Keithley – Brian Scott Keithley of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at his residence. Born on September 9, 1964, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of James Robert and Margaret Jean (Beasley) Keithley.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Keithley and his wife, Cindy, of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Ruthellen Lane and her husband, Darrin, of Mitchell, IN; one half-brother, James Keithley and his wife, Pat, of Shelbyville; one half-sister, Diane Broy of Jeffersonville; nephews: Blake and Evan Keithley and Denny and Darren Keithley; nieces: Marisa Lane, Lori and Tiffany Keithley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was employed at Commercial Cleaning Company in Bloomington.

There will be family graveside services for Brian Keithley at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, at Knott Cemetery.

McPike – Mabel E. McPike of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John W. and Mary E. Harrell McPike.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers: William, Harry, Earl, and Roy McPike; and two sisters, Nellie Hawkins and Edith Holmes.

She retired from Indiana Limestone Company in 1971 and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Mabel McPike will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Osborn – Jeanne M. Osborn of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, in Bedford. Born on December 7, 1920, in Greenwood, MS, she was the daughter of George Earl and Sylvia Claire (Matchett) Moss. She married Dr. Samual E. Osborn, Jr., on May 28, 1944, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Samuel E. Osborn, III, and his wife, Pamela of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Susan J. King and her husband, Ronald, of Versailles, KY; and five grandchildren: Samuel E. Osborn, IV, and his wife, Joey, J. Joseph Osborn and his wife, Elizabeth, Hannah Claire Osborn, Abigail Christine King, and Amanda Marie King.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of LaPorte High School, Christian College of Columbia, MO, and the Chicago Art Institute. While at Christian College, she was active in many music organizations and played the harp in the college symphony. In Bedford she was a founding and charter member of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee, Psi Iota Xi, Roundtable, Bedford Cum Libris, founding member of The Bedford Little Theatre, and was a set designer for twenty years. She was involved in the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and PTA. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Jeanne Osborn will bee at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Webster – Charles Daniel Webster of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at his residence. Born on October 9, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Richard (Vet) and Mabel (Stevens) Webster. He married Anna Catherine Johnon on May 29, 1947, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Pamela Sanders and her husband, Tom, of Bedford, IN; two sons, Daniel Webster and his wife, Susan, of Bedford, IN, and Barry Webster and his wife, Michele, of Evansville, IN; four sisters: Madie Allen and Helen Webster, both of Bedford, IN, Frances Priddy and her husband, Robert, of Rushville, IN, Nancy Hardin and her husband, Charles, of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, John D. (Jay) Webster and his wife, Martha, of California, James Webster and his wife, Shirley, of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren: Kristi Miller and her husband, Gary, or Ohio, Amy Fleetwood and her husband, Doug, of Bedford, IN, Aaron Sanders and his wife, Angie, of Bedford, IN, Kathy James and her husband, Matthew, of Granger, IN, Melissa Webster of Virginia, Mandy Wever and her husband, Josh, of Bedford, IN, Sara Smith of Bedford, IN, Emily, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Webster, all of Evansville, IN; and fifteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Rosie Priddy.

He retired from Central Foundry and was a veteran of W.W. II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Temple, LaOrMa Shrine Club, American Legion Gillen Post #33, and a long-time volunteer at the Bedford Boys Club.

Services for Charles Webster will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. that evening by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bedford Boys Club.

12/02/03

Prince – Ivena G. Prince of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at the Hospitality House. Born on June 9, 1918, in Jeffersonville, IN, she was the daughter of Ivan and Grace (Davis) Terrell. She first married Orval McDermed on December 23, 1933. She later married Earl Prince, Jr., on June 2, 1973. Both husbands preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Benny Ivan McDermed of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Stephen Prince of Heltonville, IN; two step-daughters, Kathy Halstead and Cheryl Normas, both of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands; two sisters, Linetta May and Evelyn G. White; and one brother, Davis O. Terrell.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Fayetteville Baptists Church, the Moose Lodge Auxiliary, and was a past-president and member of the Eagles Lodge Auxiliary.

There will be private funeral services for Ivena Prince and burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/01/03

Turner – Cecil M. Turner of Spencer, IN, former of the Patton Hill Community in Lawrence County, IN, died Monday, December 1, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 28, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ezra and Clonie (Allen) Turner. He married Matrice Gosser on July 1, 1939, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeanette Hudson and her husband, Cecil, of Bloomington, IN, and Janice Muench and her husband, Pat, of Columbus, IN; five grandchildren: Shawn Benham and his wife, Melinda of Bedford, IIN, Shannon Benham and his wife, Donna of Spencer, IN, Sheri Hudson of Bloomington, IIN, Tammy Hatcher and her husband, Dennis, of Bedford, IN, and Tessa Behymer and her husband, Link, of Columbus, IN; three step-grandchildren: Dottie Powers and her husband, Jim, of Terre Haute, Scott Muench and his wife, Lisa, of Kentucky, and Mike Muench and his wife, Carrie, of Jasper, IN; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, and one sister.

He had been employed at Indiana Limestone Company and NWSC Crane before retiring from custodial and maintenance at Indiana University in Bloomington. He was a member of the Guthrie Christian Church.

Services for Cecile Turner will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Shannon Benham officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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