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Obituaries 2004 – 03 (March)

03/31/04

Eckensberger – Saranell Eckensberger of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 1, 1915, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Lester Floyd and Mayme (Cooper) Cutsinger. She married Willard X. Eckensberger on October 26, 1934, and he died May 26, 1972.

Surviving are one son, K. Donald Eckensberger and wife, Mary Lois, of Paoli, IN; one daughter, Karen Louise (Eckensberger) Fields and husband, Phillip, of Mitchell, IN; step-children: Brad Woolston , Brian Woolston, Carrie Baumgardner, all of Paoli, IN, and Barry Woolston or Orleans, IN; one sister, Virginia (Cutsinger) Kellams of Ypsilanti, MI; sisters-in-law: Miriam (Eckensberger) Hoover of Mitchell, IN, and Louise (Menaugh) Eckensberger of Plainfield, IN; grandchildren, Jason C. Fields of Mitchell, IN, and Alisha K. Eckensberger-Craig of Dallas, TX; one great-grandson, Caleb Craig; step-grandchildren: Caleb Baumgardner, Dillan Woolston, Jessica Woolston, Kelly Woolston, Jennifer Woolston, Ryan Terrell, and Katelyn Terrell; special niece, Marsha Kester of Ypsilanti, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a 1933 graduate of Mitchell High School and was a former supervisor of the license branches in the Ninth District, manager of the Spring Mill Inn, and retired in 1988 from Hoosier Upslands Headstart after 16 1/2 years. She was a member of the Christian Church-Disciples of Christ and was active in the Democrat party, serving as precinct committeeman, state committee member, county vice-chairman, and district vice-chairman.

Services for Saranell Eckensberger will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Chad McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be made to Mitchell First Church of God Young Fund, Orleans Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, of White River Humane Society.

Phillips – Elmer Carl Phillips of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 14, 1922, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Carl and Edna (Stewart) Phillips. He married Charline Watkins on February 9, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Sherry East of Bedford, IN, and Cherri Linthicum of Smithville, TN; four sisters: Lavonia Deckard, Thelma Deckard, and Loretta Maddox, all of Bedford, IN, and Norma Douglas of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Robert Phillips of Bloomington, IN; and one grandson, Charles Phillips East of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Phillips.

He was a truck driver for twenty-three years for the Rogers Group. He was a member of Valley Mission Church and a life-member of the VFW.

Services for Elmer Phillips will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sparks – LaDonna Sparks of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at her residence. Born on August 30, 1948, in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of Wallace E. and Pernie (Houchin) Reynolds.

Surviving are two sons, Pat Sparks and wife, Tina, of Bloomington, IN, and Paul Sparks and wife, Melissa, of Mitchell, IN; her mother and step-father, Pernie and Walter Mesarosh of Mitchell, IN; five brothers: Michael Reynolds and wife, Sue, Jerry Reynolds and wife, Rose Ellen, Gary Mesarosh and wife, Le Ann, David Mesarosh and wife, Becky, all of Mitchell, IN, and Gregory Mesarosh of Carrollton, KY; one half-sister, Vera Moore of Winter Springs, FL; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Sparks and LaDonna Sparks; one uncle, Robert E. Reynolds; three aunts, Dora Luttrell, Hazel Houchin, and Shirley Moore; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a physical therapist and retired from Bloomington Hospital. She was of the Christian faith.

Services for LaDonna Sparks will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/29/04

Benbow – Amy M. Anderson Benbow of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 25, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Emil and Amy (Barre) Metzler. She married Fred Anderson, and he died in 1976. She later married O. Noble Benbow, and he died in 1981.

Surviving are one daughter, Ann Holt and her husband, Frank, of Bedford, IN; one grandson, David Holt of Springville, IN; two granddaughters, Kim Wright of Heltonville, IN, and Angel Ratliff of Florida; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands; one son, Woody Anderson; and three brothers: Woodrow, Ted, and Willis Metzler.

She was a 1934 graduate of Bedford High School and retired from the Lalwrence County Recorders office. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Annes Guild at the church, Eastern Star, Pink Ladies, and Senior Citizens.

Services for Amy Benbow will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Father Charles Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Covey – Catherine Covey of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born on September 26, 1914, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John and Zella (Williams) Manzenburger.

Surviving are one brother, Frank Manzenburger of Oolitic, IN; six sisters: Mildred Deckard, Helen Reuter, Luella Clampitt, Angeline Sego, all of Bedford, IN, Alpha McKnight of Heltonville, IN, and Mary Jane Moses of Columbus, IN; six grandchildren: Cassie Crerner and Tamara Covey, both of Florida, John Terry Norman, Tony Norman, both of Bedford, IN, David Norman of Watauga, TN, and Alicia Vodde of Cincinnati, OH; one daughter-in-law, Katie Covey of Ocala, FL; seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, George Covey and Roberta Norman; and three brothers: Bill, Joe, and Johnny Manzenburger.

She was a homemaker and a member of Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Catherine Covey will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Harshaw – Ruth E. Harshaw of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on June 6, 1912, in Daviess County, IN, she was the daughter of Roy O. and Zella (Bonner) White. She married Roscoe B. Harshaw on October 16, 1930, and he died April 9, 1998.

Surviving are one son, Waldo W. Harshaw and wife, Hildred of Loogootee, IN; one daughter, Phyllis Sue Fox of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Russell White of Washington, IN; four grandchildren: Kim and Ray Hopkins, Debra and Ron Ellis, Matthew and Lynn Harshaw, and Amy and Jeff Hiott; five great granddaughters, three great-grandsons; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Jones of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Ralph White; and two sisters, Otho Wilson and Melba Riggins.

She had worked at the Reliance Manufacturing Company in Loogootee and Mitchell and retired from the City Drug Store in 1974. She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and was a past matron of the Order of Easter Star No. 503.

Services for Ruth Harshaw will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1st, at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with Pastor Margaret Pruden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.

McCart – Larry David McCart of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 29, 2004. Born on February 3, 1939, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Lowell and Mary Alice (Wright) McCart. He married Judith Pritchett on August 30, 1959, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Tracy Lee and husband, David, and Terri Kimbley and husband, Steve; two sons, Scott McCart and wife, Shalon, and David McCart and wife, Meleah; four grandchildren: Rebekah and Reece McCart, and Patrick and Andrea Lee. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graduating from Indiana State University in 1962, he taught in North Lawrence and Mitchell School systems for thirteen years. He retired as the Lawrence County Welfare Director after seventeen years of service. He was a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church.

Services for Larry McCart will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in the Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sipes – James R. Sipes of Heltonville, IN, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at his residence. Born on February 15, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Chestr H. and Maggie Inez (Honeycutt) Sipes. He married Lenora H. Hearth on October 4, 1963, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Christy Axsom of Heltonville, IN, and Any Sollman of Heltonville, IN, and her fiance, James Cowden; one son, Andy Sipes and his wife, Kelly of Heltonville, IN; three sisters: Ruby Lovell and her husband, Jimmie, of Bedford, IN, Joann Taylor and her husband, Jake, of Brownstown, IN, and Norma Turner and her husband, Mike of Heltonville, IN; two brothers, Robert Sipes and his wife, Linda, of Chesapeake, VA, and Raymond Sipes and his wife, Patsy, of Heltonville, IN; six grandchildren: James Axsom and his fiancee, Tiffany Borden, Josh Sollman, Nikki Sollman, Jamie Sipes, Jesse Sipes, and Kagan Axsom, all of Heltonville, IN; one great-granddaughter, Kadacy Axsom of Bedford, IN; three aunts, one uncle, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from the U.S. Forest Service and was a member of the Truth Apostolic Tabernacle.

Services for James Sipes will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1st, at the Truth Apostolic Tabernacle with Bro. James Barker and Neal McCory officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Truth Apostolic Tabernacle.

03/28/04

Allen – Mickie Allen of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Marion, IN, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 8, 1929, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Morse) Evers. She married Walter Allen, Jr. on March 1, 1952, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Teri Dorsett and husband, Stephen, of Mitchell, IN; one son, David Allen and wife, Robin, of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Mary LaFond of St. Anne, IL; and four grandchildren: Matthew Dorsett, Katie Dorsett, Libby Allen, and John David Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Walter Arthur Allen; one brother, Lester Evers; and one sister, Evelyn Koenig.

She was a homemaker and attended Woodville Baptist Church.

Services for Mickie Allen will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday <arch 31st, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation.

Terry – Wilma L. Terry of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 20, 1915, in Versailles, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence and bertha (Wetzler) Minger. She married Yank Terry in New Albany, IN, on October 18, 1936, and he died on November 4, 1979.

Surviving are four sons: Ronald Terry and James Terry, both of Indianapolis, IN, Michael Terry and wife, Suzanne, and Pat Terry and wife, Jo, all of Bedford, IN; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Terry of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Ruth Havey of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Norma Bradford of Burlington, KY; one brother, Keith Minger and wife, Eva, of Milan, IN; six grandchildren: Angela Thompson of Carmel, IN, Brett Terry of Los Angeles, CA, Laura Zapp of Noblesville, IN, Matthew Terry and Ryan Terry, both of Bedford, IN, Erin Terry of Terre Haute, IN; and two great-grandchildren, Max and Kelsie Thompson of Carmel, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson, Josh Terry; and three brothers: John, Earl, and Robert Minger.

She retired from GM Powertrain in 1977. She was a member of Eastern Star and was of the Christian faith.

Services for Wilma Terry will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Wilma L. Terry.

Vaught – Jess Vaught of Heltonville, IN, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington. Born on June 11, 1925, in Casey County, KY, he was the son of Elzie Bill and Florance Willie Vaught. He married Anis Colleen (Prince) (Hughes), and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one step-son, Larry Hughes; two brothers, Howard and Bill Vaught; four step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Dave Vaught; one sister, Myrtle; one step-son, Gary Hughes; one step-granddaughter, Samantha Hughes.

He retired as a mechanic from Schneider Trucking in Lansing, IL and was a WW II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Jess Vaught will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Hansen Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/27/04

Sanders – Noble H. Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at White River Lodge. Born on October 22, 1910, in Huron, IN, he was the son of John A. and Sarah (Gerkin) Sanders.

Surviving are one brother, Wayne Sanders of Muncie, IN; caregiver, Art Sanders of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Hubert Sanders; and three sisters: Larena Sanders, Mary Crites True, and Edna Potts.

He retired from Roberts Brass and was a farmer.

There will be graveside services for Noble Sanders at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30th, at Liberty Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/25/04

Walker – Gerald W. Walker of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his residence. Born on March 11, 1938, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Elbert and Mae (Williams) Walker. He married Lana Hilton on May 28, 1965, in Cuzco, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Cathy Lindenschmitt of Lynnville, IN, Terri Pulliam of Evansville, IN, and Christina Lynn Nikirk of Bedford, IN; one son, David W. Walker of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Phyllis Enochs of St. Louis, MO, and Sue Weaver of Michigan City, IN; and six grandchildren, including Alisha Walker of Bedford, IN, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son in infancy, Gerald Walker Jr.; one brother, Elbert James Walker; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Walker and Betty Jean Root.

He worked at Barges and Holsum Baker for sixteen years and was owner and operator of Walker Body and Paint Shop since 1957. He was of Pentecostal faith and was a member of Bakers Union and the Crown Victoria Club.

Services for Gerald Walker will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

03/24/04

Miller – Cleo Miller of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on February 19, 1907, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John Morgan and Fannie Isis (McBride) Miller. He married Alto Cleophus Moore on November 29, 1929, and she died August 9, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, John L. Miller and William L. Miller and his wife, Kennetha, all of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Loraine Chastain and husband, Hollace, of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Marie Chisham of Orleans, IN, and Bernadine Bennett of Paoli, IN; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Ansel L. Miller; three sisters: Iva Williams, Alma Terrell, and Evelen Baker; three brothers: Ottice Miller, Loyd Miller, Sr, and Cecil Miller; and two grandchildren.

He retired from Ingalls Stone Company and was a member of Spice Valley Bapist Church.

Services for Cleo Miller will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27th, at Spice Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.

03/23/04

Bex – Elmer Bex of Williams, IN, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on May 1, 1913, in Lawrence County (Spice Valley Township), IN, he was the son of Isom and Della (Ray) Bex. He married Ruth Tolbert on January 8, 1938, and she died June 9, 1999.

Surviving are three sons: Arnold Bex and Amel Bex and his wife, Ann, all of Mitchell, IN, and Roy Bex and his wife, Roxie, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Dorothy Patton and her husband, Lewis, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Ira and Leonard Bex, both of Mitchell, IN; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; six sisters: Mahaley Edwards, Roseanne Edwards, Nellie Johnson, Flossie Williams, Bessie Callahan, and one in infancy; three brothers: Chester, Archie, and Asa Bex; and one grandson, Amel Bex II.

He was employed at Carpenter Body Works for thirty years, retiring in 1975 and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Elmer Bex will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 26th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Korzen – John Franklin Korzen of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at White River Lodge. Born on January 30, 1906, in Sulka, Austria, he was the son of Alexander and Katherine Korzenowski. He was a citizen of the United States. He married Louvella Mae Gaines and she died in 1962. He then married Emma Foster Korzen, and she died in 1999.

Surviving are one sister, Louisa Antoti of Germany; one step-son, Harold Eugene Foster of Saginaw, MI; several nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Wendell Moffit and his wife, Pauline, of Bedford, IN.

He was a stonecutter and retired from local stone mills–McMillen Mill, Faust, and Evans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

Services for John Korzen will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30th, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where a Knights of Columbus Rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Reece – Nathan Roy Reece of Orleans, IN, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at his residence. Born on September 7, 1936, in Madison, IN, he was the son of Roy and Ivy (Isaac) Reece. He married Lisa Maxine Tolbert on June 25, 1961, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Ricki Reece of Orleans, IN, and Russell Reece of Nashville, TN; one sister, Neva Reece of Missouri; one grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Nolan Reece.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2001 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN, and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Nathan Reece will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Anthony Edwards and Richard Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

03/20/04

Brewer – Lena P. Brewer of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at her residence. Born on November 18, 1935, in London, KY, she was the daughter of Jeff and Daisy (Minton) Smith. She married Thomas W. Brewer on January 14, 1955, in Jackson County, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Tanya Clark and her husband, Rick, and Melissa Abner and her husband, Pleas, all of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Foist Roney and Corene Romine, both of Seymour, IN, Lois Cain of Michigan, and Jean Anderson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jestus Smith of Norman, IN; five grandchildren: Ryan Clark, Sophia Abner, Claudia Abner, Riley Clark, and Claire Abner; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Pauline Smith in infancy, Doris Brown, and Edith Boling.

She was a homemaker, active in the Leesville Community Center, and a member of the I.c. Mission Church of Medora.

Services for Lena Brewer will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hawkins – Mildred Viola (Wever) Hawkins of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Stonebridge Health Campus. Born on February 11, 1914, near Heltonville, IN, she was the daughter of Carlton Reid and Gladys (Roberts) Wever. She married Estel Hawkins on February 4, 1933, and he died January 8, 1976.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Milligan and Mrs. James (Janet) Endris, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter-in-law, Lauralee Hawkins of Brazil, IN; grandchildren: Cyndi Hubburd Osborne and husband, Tim, of Bedford, IN, Kin Hubburd and wife, Michelle, of Cloverdale, IN, Richard Hawkins of South Bend, IN, John Hawkins and wife, Amy, of Terre Haute, IN, Leanna Hawkins Courtney and husband, Chris, of Lake Villa, IL, Marci Endris Volz and husband, Dave, of Bloomington, IN, Marty Endris and wife, Shannon, of Bedford, IN; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, David Carlton Hawkins, who died April 5, 2003.

She was a 1931 graduate of Heltonville High School and retired from NAD Crane in 1975.

There will be graveside services for Mildred Hawkins at 1:00 Monday, March 22nd, at Fairview Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Jones Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements.

Rainey – Joe David Rainey of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 9, 1931, in Heltonville, IN, he was the son of George and Zena (Slinkard) Rainey. He married Betty Joyce Ramsey on September 26, 1970, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Dava Rainey, of Mitchell, IN; two sons, Brian Rainey and his wife, Cynthia, of Mitchell, IN, and Chad Rainey and his wife, Heather, of Shepherdsville, KY; one step-son, Mike Greene, of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Imogene Murphy of Bedford, IN, Mickey McDonald of Richardson, TX, and Georgia Lee Mitchell of Indianapolis; two brothers, Lowell Rainey of Bedford, IN, and Roy Rainey of Lawrenceport, IN; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded by his parents; one sister, Della Sproles; and one brother, Warren Rainey.

He was a retired employee of Carpenter Body Works.

Services for Joe Rainey will be at 10:009 a.m. Wednesday, March 24th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Toliver – Gertrude M. Toliver of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 29, 1914, in Heltonville, IN, she was the daughter of Morton, Sr. and Letha (Harris) Thomas. She married Hayden W. Toliver, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Beich, and her husband, James, of Bedford, IN; two grandsons, Devin and Aaron Deich, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; six brothers: the Rev. Morton, Glen, the Rev. Car, Aubury, Edison, and Homer Thomas; and one sister, Callie E. Hand.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington in 1972. She was a member of the Pleasant Run Church, where she taught the adult Sunday School Class for several years.

Services for Gertrude Toliver will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/19/04

Evans – Ben Evans of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 4, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Murl and Thelma (Miller) Evans. He married Neysa Brooks on November 25, 1983, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are children: Phillip Evans and his wife, Muriel, of Pinhook, IN, Trudy (Evans) Holtsclaw and her husband, Roland, of Greenwood, IN; Toby Evans and his wife, Samantha, of Memphis, TN; step-children: Leysa Nichols and her husband, Aaron, of Salem, IN, Layne Dartt and her husband, Chris, of Jacksonville, FL, Eric Lewis and his companion, Joyce Ward, of Fishers, IN; three brothers: David Evans, Bob Evans, and Bill Evans; two sisters, Wilma Haskett and Toni Fields; ten grandchildren: Joe Evans and his wife, Sarah, Keyla Lindell and her husband, Luke, Kyla Evans, Micah Benjamin Evans, Darren Holtsclaw and his wife, Jonetta, Tyler and Kaylea Davis, Tatelyn Blanton, and Taylor and Ethan Lewis; four great-grandchildren: Logan, Landen, Lexis Holtsclaw and Gavin Evans; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Evans.

He was the former owner of Evans Service Station, drove a school bus for NLCS for eighteen years and was a self-employed carpenter and cabinet maker. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church and one of the founding members of the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Services for Ben Evans will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider contributions to the Awana Program at the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

03/18/04

Memering – Tonya Memering of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 8, 1955, in Henderson, KY, she was the daughter of Houston and Delores (Welch) Fambrough. She married Donald Memering on March 8, 1975, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Nikolaus Memering of Lebanon, IN; her parents; her father-in-law, Herman Memering; and two sisters, Delana and Michelle.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Tonya Memering will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/17/04

Kenney – Jerry L. Kenney of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 14, 1938, in McPherson, KS, he was the son of Donald and Pearl (Justus) Kenney. He married Nancy Carr on April 8, 2000, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Greg Dean Kenney of Oxnard, CA, and Kevin Lee Kenney of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Angela Kay Wolcott and Shawna Ann Kenney, both of Mitchell, IN; two step-son, Brian Hackney of Orleans, IN, and David Carr of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Lynn Carr of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Kenneth Kenney of Inman, KS, and Michael Kenney of McPherson, KS; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirley Perkins.

He retired from E&R Fabricating and was a Kansas National Guard veteran. He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen's Club, Elks Lodge #826, Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107.

Services for Jerry Kenny will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 20th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Chaplain Lee Hupp officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Tumey – George J. Tumey of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at his residence. Born on November 12, 1936, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Walter George and Dolores (Anderson) Tumey. He married Carolyn S. Hackney on February 2, 1979, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Georgeann Ruland and her husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN; one son, Mark Tumey and his wife, Jennifer, of Martinsville, IN; two brothers, Kenneth Tumey of Bedford, IN, and Mike Tumey and his wife, Kathy, of Manassas, VA; four granddaughters: Makayla Ruland, Candace Odaffer, Stephanie Odaffer Beaver and her husband, Mike, all of Bedford, IN, and Hilary Tumey of Martinsville, IN; one grandson, Eric Tumey and his wife, Lynn, of Lafayette, IN; one great-grandson, Nikolas Beaver of Bedford, IN; and one great-granddaughter, Abby Brandenberg, of Kokomo, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Phyllis J. Roberts.

A 1956 graduate of Bedford High School, he retired from Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and prior to his employment with the funeral home, he had worked as a millwright in the construction field for many years. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon and an elder, and a member of the American Patriot F&AM Lodge No. 750 of Oolitic.

Services for George Tumey will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the American Patriot F&AM Lodge No. 750. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Christian Church Camp in care of the First Christian Church, 1101 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

03/16/04

Flynn – Robert Flynn of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at his residence. Born on December 28, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of David Marion and Nellie (Mason) Flynn. He married Amaryliss Dawn Stafford on June 28, 1947, and she died September 23, 2000.

Surviving are three sons: Robert Steven Flynn and his wife, Sherry, of Springfield, IL, Timothy Ray Flynn and his wife, Andrea, of Bloomington, IN, and John Alan Flynn and his wife, Mitzi, of Bedford, IN; four daughters: Nelda Sue Colglazier of Bloomington, IN, April Dawn Lyons and her husband, Carl, of Bedford, IN, Nancy Ellen Flynn-Hert and her husband, Kent of Springville, IN, and Heather Joy Flynn-Beasley and her husband, Troy, of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mae Phillips of Indianapolis; and seventeen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Michael David Flynn; four sisters: Lela Kern, Mary Crawford, Grace Pate, and Jesse Meadows; and six brothers: Paul, Wilford, William, Lavern, Loren, and Alva Flynn.

He was a former quarry worker for Indiana Limestone Co., a retired farmer, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 and a 40-year member of Indiana Laborers International Union of North American Local #741.

Services for Robert Flynn will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 19th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Romine – Lawrence Richard Romine of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004. Born on August 27, 1935, in Tuscola, IL, he was the son of Paul Nolan and Marie Emma (Tay) Romine. He married Patricia Ann Mallett Edie on March 4, 1972, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one sister, Patricia Ann Brindle and her husband, Jerry, of Auburn, IN; nieces, Julie Ann Brindle of Auburn, IN, and Deborah Lynn Lebo of Rochester, IN; newphews: Mrs. and Mrs. Timothy Paul Brindle of Auburn, IN, Thomas Patrick Brincle of Savannah, GA, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richard Brindle of Orlando, FL, and Gregory All Romine of Indianapolis; children: Kevin Richard Romine of Cleveland, OH, Lorene Cheryl Provost and Jolene Carol Matley, both of Novi, MI; and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jeffrey Paul Romine; and one brother, Robert Lee Romine.

He was an accountant with the Chevrolet Division and General Motors Central Office in Detroit, MI, where he was assistant director of appropriations. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford and the Silver Threads.

Services for Dick Romine will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 19th, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. (Central time) Saturday, March 20th, at Cartwright Cemetery in Tuscola, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions are welcomed for the Juvenile Diabetes Association of the Bedford Christian Camp.

03/15/04

Sargent – Pearl Sargent of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on December 29, 1909, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Eliza (Webster) Walls. She married Everett D. Sargent in 1927, and he died June 23, 1987.

Surviving are three sons: Gene Gargent and his wife, Faye, of Martinsville, IN, Lee Sargent and Bud Sargent and his wife, Barbara, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, Edgar Walls of Elnora, IN; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Pearl Sargent will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1235, Bedford, IN 47421-1235, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

03/14/04

Schoonmaker – Elsie M. Schoonmaker of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at White River Lodge. Born on November 11, 1919, in New Jersey, she was the daughter of Clarence and Rena (Broadwater) Fauver. She married William Stanley Schoonmaker in 1950 and he died November 7, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Bill Schoonmaker of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Shirley Skillman of Stevens Point, WI; one step-daughter, Eileen Pearson of Marborough, CT; one sister, Reita Haley of Millville, NJ; eight grandchildren: Debbie Schoonmaker Tolliver of Mitchell, IN, Kelly and Kevin Pearson of Marlborough, CT, Daria Schoonmaker of Bedford, IN, Kristen Skillman of Maryland, Jennifer, Allison, and Tracy Skillman, all of Stevens Point, WI; two great-grandchildren, Reece and Lauren Tolliver; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Lois Menz.

She retired from the Millville Sewing Co, in New Jersey in 1978 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Services for Elsie Schoonmaker will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Children's and Youth Ministries at the First United Methodist Church of Bedford.

03/13/04

Galagher – Bernard Edward Gallagher died Saturday, March 13th, at Bell Trace Health & Living Center in Bloomington. Born on January 14, 1915, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Michael and Margaret (Lawler) Gallagher. He married Joyce Hatfield on January 26, 1944, and she died May 29, 2001.

Surviving are two sons, B. Michael Gallagher and his wife, Kika, of Evansville, IN, and Thomas G. Gallagher of Bloomington, IN; two daughters, Margaret Simmerman and her husband, Gordon, of Bloomington, IN, and Debra Hick and her husband, Michael of Springville, IN; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother, and one sister.

He retired as personnel director for NAD Crane and was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Center, Elks Lodge #446, and Kiwanas, all of Bloomington. He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Bedford Elks Lodge #825 and formerly a member of Rotary, Toastmasters, and Indian Creek Conservation Club of Bedford.

Services for Bernard Gallagher will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday with a scriptural and prayer service that evening at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mundy – Josephine Mundy of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at White River Lodge. Born on March 18, 1925, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ralph L. and Lois (Currie) Hayes. She married Joe Batson Mundy on April 7, 1944, and he died July 1, 1998.

Surviving are three sons: Keith Mundy and wife, Connie, Barry Mundy and wife, Mona, and Brent Mundy and wife, Nancy, all of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Marcia Seitzinger and husband, Gary, and Tonya Chastain and husband, Roger, all of Mitchell, IN; seven grandchildren: Cheri (Mundy) Stoute of Bloomington, IN, Guy Mundy, Kyle Mundy, Krissy Mundy, Trent Seitzinger, Betsy Mundy, all of Mitchell, IN, and Josh Seitzinger of Indianapolis; and three great-grandchildren: Allie Stoute, Caroline Mundy, and Nicholas Batson Mundy. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a 1943 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church, Dixie Club, and a 50-year life member of Phi Beta Psi Sororoty.

Services for Josephine Mundy will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with a graveside memorial service conducted by Phi Beta Psi Sorority. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be directed to Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation.

03/11/04

Box – Valorie Box of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 8, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jess and Grace (Holt) Hardin.

Surviving are three daughters: Mary Stevens and husband, Larry, Lois Graves and husband, Leroy, all of Mitchell, IN, and Sue Shultz and husband, Roger, of Bedford, IN; four sons: charles Box and wife, Mary, Chester Box, Jackie Box, and Jerry Box, all of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Rosie Beasley of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and two brothers.

Services for Valorie Box will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13th at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jay Bennet officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/10/04

Held – Ruth L. Held of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on December 7, 1926, in Owen-teck, Germany, she was the daughter of Albert and Anna Scheu. She married William B. Held on October 23, 1947, and he died in 1997.

Surviving are one son, Fred W. Held and his wife, Kay, of Williams, IN; one daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Deckard and her husband, Terry, of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Fritz and bruno Scheu, both of Germany; four grandchildren: Krista McNeely, Mindi Love, Freddie Held, and Ryan Deckard; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Gary Held; and one brother, Norbert Scheu.

She retired fromo NWSC Crane and was of the Catholic faith.

Services for Ruth Held will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/08/04

Lavender – Marie Lavender, nee Roberts, died March 8, 2004. Born March 8, 1922, she was the daughter of Felix and Cadie Roberts.

Surviving are one daughter, Teresa, and two sons, Michael and Curtis; four sisters: Lillian Grocholski, Thelma Newlin, Shirley Roberts, and Felice Baker; one brother, Lynden Roberts; nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Roberts, and one sister, Bernice Hackney.

Services for Marie Lavender will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12th, at the Day & Cart4er Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, contributiions may be made in Marie's name to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan, 11th Fir., Chicago, IL 60601.

03/07/04

Albright – Gerald Ray Allbright of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his residence. Born on November 1, 1940, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Oscar and Florence (Waggoner) Allbright. He married Norma Jo Flinn on May 31, 1985, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Florence Melvin of Loogootee, IN; three daughters: Mary Veronica Tharp of Shoals, IN, Edith Kay Sheetz and Melissa Ann Kneip, both of Loogootee, IN; three sons: Daniel Ray Allbright, Robert Eugene Allbright, and Samuel Lawrence Allbright, all of Loogootee, IN; four step-daughters: Viola Jo Brown and Lisa Dawn Pruett, both of Mitchell, IN, Cathy Ann Chapman of Oolitic, IN, and Debra Kay Johnson of Bedford, IN; two step-sons, Dennis Lee Grogan of Bedford, IN, and Keith Eugene Grogan of Mitchell, IN; twenty grandchildren, including granddaughter Kristy Dawn Mills of Bedford, IN, who was raised in the home; and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one son, James Oscar Allbright.

He retired from Mitchell Community Schools.

Services for Gerald Allbright will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/04/04

Cummins – Sandy Cummins of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Indiana, died March 4, 2004, at her residence. Born on March 4, 1951, in Indiana, she was the daughter of Clifford and Mary (Sears) Merrell.

Surviving are her companion, Michael Duffy; three daughters: Samantha Runyon Green and her husband, David, Jennifer Runyon, and Jackie Boucher and her husband, Gabe; her mother, Mary Merrell; four sisters: Amy Bartlett and her husband, Tom, Becky Lomasney and her husband, Pat, Melissa Wolford and her husband, Kenny, and Mary Gerteisen and her husband, Matt; two brothers: Tim Merrell and his wife, Sue, and Mark Merrell and his wife, Marilyn; one sister-in-law, Fay Whiteside and her husband, Marty; three grandchildren: Elizabeth Runyon, Lillion Boucher, and Caleb Green; and several nieces and nephews.

She began her career as a respiratory therapist and then became a claims adjuster for Universal/Farmers' Insurance Companies, working in the insurance field for over eighteen years until her retirement.

Services for Sandy Cummins were conducted on March 8th at the Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas. A graveside committal service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10th, at Hamer Cemetery in Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, IN. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

0302/04

Phillips – Evalee Phillips of Williams, IN, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at her residence. Born on August 15, 1939, in Pueblo, KY, she was the daughter of Lee Wesley and Ottie Mae (Thompson) Phillips. She married Junior Phillips on March 27, 1961, and he died February 22, 1998.

Surviving are six sons: Charles E. Cain and wife, Leora, Terry L. Cain, Eugene W. Cain and wife, Sheila, Jay A. Phillips and wife, Kimberly, and Lloyd Phillips, Jr., and wife, Stephanie, all of Williams, IN, Bryan B. Phillips and wife, Leila, of Spencer, IN; two daughter, Ettamae Elliott and husband, Kevin, of Williams, IN, and Tammy M. Holland and husband, Kelly of Owensburg, IN; four brother, the Rev. Wendell Phillips, Boyd Phillips, and William Phillips, all of Springville, IN, and Danny Phillips of Shoals, IN; three sisters: Loretta Keseric of Ellettsville, IN, Joyce Godsey of Bedford, IN, and Zella Keithley of Springville, IN; a special uncle, Arter Thompson and aunt, Alice Powell; twenty-three grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Hobert Phillips, Godie Phillips, and Rufus Phillips; three sisters: Mossie Martin, Claire Phillips, and Pauline Phillips; and one daughter, Catherine G. Martin.

Services for Evalee Phillips will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Alan Phillips and Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/01/04

Strunk – Clovis Edward Strunk of New Whiteland, IN, formerly of Springville, IN, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on March 19, 1933, in Springville, IN, he was the son of Clarence and Alta Mae (Jones) Strunk. He married Teresa Wright on November 18, 2002, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are five daughters: Teresa Hardwick of Franklin, IN, Marcia Maulden of Burlington, WA, Robin English of Moss Beach, CA, Lisa Johnson of Boron, CA, and Michelle Smith of Oceano, CA; one son, Gary Strunk of Oceano, CA; two brothers, Roy Strunk of Lehigh Acres, FL, and Tom Strunk of Indianapolis; six sisters: Lydia Spoonmoore of Springville, IN, Sandy Solliflower of Naples, FL, Mary Reuter of Springville, IN, Loretta Abel of Bedford, IN, Wanda Kirkman of Oolitic, IN, and Pam Caudill of Greenfield, IN; seventeen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and worked three years at Atterbury Job Corps. He attended Springville Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Services for Clovis Strunk will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 5th, at the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Church with Bro. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery with graveside military rites according by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church.

Sullivan – Lela M. Sullivan of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Westview Manor. Born on June 30, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jeff and Zelphia (Couleter) Henderson. She married Roy Sullivan, and he died in December 1989.

Surviving are one son, Dean Sullivan of Bedford, IN; and two grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

There will be private services for Lela Sullivan. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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