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Obituaries 2004 – 04 (April)

04/30/04

Marchetti – Evalou June Marchetti of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born September 24, 1919, Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Pat and Avis (Maddox) Henderson. She married Marco Marchetti at the First United Presbyterian Church on December 15, 1945, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Pat Marchetti and his wife, Toni, of Pittsboro, IN; one daughter, Jana Marchetti of Indianapolis, IN; one grandson, Kurt Marchetti, and one granddaughter, Kristen Marchetti, both of Pittsboro, IN; three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Kruchten.

She retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital in medical records. She attended Hanover College and DePaul College. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and was a former Pink Lady and Red Cross Volunteer.

Services for Evalou Marchetti will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/29/04

Raines – Beverly J. Raines of Bedford, IN, formerly of South Bend, IN, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Westview Manor. Born on May 9, 1936, in South Bend, IN, she was the daughter of Vernon B. and France J. (Strebel) Carlin.

Surviving are two sons, Michael A. Raines of Bedford, IN, and Kerry V. Raines of Oolitic, IN; two brothers, Vernon Carlin of Bremen, IN, and Richard Carlin of Lydick, IN; one sister, Kay Soule of Bremen, IN; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was a caregiver and formerly worked in quality control at Allied Products in South Bend.

There will be graveside services for Beverly Raines at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1st, at House of Prayer Cemetery in Fayetteville, IN (Lawrence County, IN). There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/28/04

Reynolds – Lois E. Reynolds of Oolitic, IN, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 26, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph O. and Edna Lucille (Foddrill) Boruff. She married Noble C. Reynolds on December 21, 1981, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are her mother, Edna, of Lyons, IN; one son, Jim Watson of Dayton, OH; one daughter, Marsha Vincent of Springville, IN; one brother, Gerald Boruff of Rising Sun, IN; one step-son, Brian Raynolds of Bicknell, IN; two step-daughters, Rachel Bryant of California and Karen Prince of Sand Point, ID; four grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father.

She retired from RCA and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion.

Services for Lois Reynolds will be at at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Trout – Virginia (Sykes) Trout of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Hospitality House. She was born June 9, 1931.

Surviving are two brothers, Arthur Sykes and Charles Sykes, both of Bedford, IN; and one sister, Teresa Barker of Bedford, IN.

She was a homemaker.

There will be graveside services for Virginia Trout at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 3rd, at Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/24/04

Cooper – Leon Cooper of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Ann Cooper of Bedford, IN; two sons, Collin Cooper of Mitchell, IN, and Jon Cooper of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Kathy Yoder of Dugger, IN; one sister, Imogene Rutledge of Burton, MI; and one grandson.

He was a retired clerk with the U.S. Postal Service.

Private graveside services were conducted Monday, April 26th, at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, IN. Arrangements were under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Moore – Robert E. Moore of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. Born on October 27, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Earl and Dorval (Butcher) Moore. He married Norma Hall, who preceded him in death after fifty years of marriage. He later married Eva Romans and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Roanna Deckard and her husband, James, of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Russell Moore and his wife, Marilyn, of Bloomington, Richard Moore, Ralph Moore and his wife, Donna, and Raymond Moore and his wife, Tona, all of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, Robert Deckard and his wife, Rhonda, and Joni Hayes and her husband, Jeff, all of Bedford, IN; four step-daughters: Sherry Odom and her husband, Phil, of Pensacola, FL, Tammy Bay and her husband, Ed, of Bedford, IN, Sonja Zind and her husband, Chris, of Springfield, MO, and Toni Mikulich and her husband, Daniel, of Spencer, IN; three step-sons: Ricky Romans and his wife, Wanda, and Scott Romans, all of Cincinnati, OH, and Ron Romans of Bedford, IN; seventeen step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; one son, Roland Moore; one granddaughter, Jami Lynn Deckard; two sisters, Wanda Moore and Wilma Daughtery; and one nephew, Jerry Boofer.

He retired from Mitchell Transport after twenty-five years and was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Services for Robert Moore will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 28th, at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Crossroads Community Church.

Speer – James Stephen Speer of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, in Bedford. Born on February 13, 1942, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Everette and Margie (Harrison) Speer.

Surviving are one son, Troy Speer of Orlando, FL; one step-daughter, Ginger Dow of Layton, UT; one step-grandson, Conner Dow; on sister, Joyce Murphy and her husband, Jack, of Union, OH; one aunt and uncle, Nancy and Wayne Hancock of Bedford, IN; he was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired as a bread route driver and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #135, the American Legion Gillen Post #33, and the Eagles Lodge.

There will be graveside services for James Speer at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from noon until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/22/04

Lewis – Marva Jean Lewis of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Core Nursing Home. Born on February 10, 1927, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Leland and Bessie (Hackler) Goodin. She married Robert D. Lewis on July 24, 1943, and he died April 8, 2001.

Surviving are two sons: Jan Lewis of Paoli, IN, and Jerry Lewis of Kalamazoo, MI; one daughter, Marlyn Parker of Plainfield, IN; one brother, James Goodin; two sisters, Helen Clancy and Dorothy Norris; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She had worked at M. Fine & Sons and was a member of the First Church of God.

Services for Marva Lewis will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

White – Aletha L. White of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 23, 1935, she was the daughter of Claude and Edna Roberts Jones. She married James W. White on December 24, 1955, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are four sons: Tony W. White, Anthony W. Dorsett, Allan W. Dorsett, and James White, all of Mitchell, IN; four daughters: Bobetta L. Robertson, Patti Zeigenbein, and Wendy Mesarosh, all of Mitchell, IN, and Joyce Daugherty of Bedford, IN; one brother, Donald Jones of Phoenix, AZ; four sisters: Rose Gentry and Sue Jones, both of Mitchell, IN, Betty Matthew of Orleans, IN, and Bonnie Wilson of Campbellsburg, IN; twenty-nine grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.

She formerly worked at RCA in Bloomington.

Services for Aletha White will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 26th, at Haverly Mortuary with Pastor Don Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aletha White Memorial Fund, 221 N. 3rd St., Mitchell, IN 47446.

04/21/04

Acton – W. Charles Acton of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at his residence. Born on January 12, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Warren Henry and Vernal (Barnett) Acton. He married Mary Thomas on July 1, 1950, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Cynthia Jo Matlock and her husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN; two sons, Thomas Wesley Acton and his wife, Becki, of Bedford, IN, and Timothy Dale Acton and his wife, Dawn, of Oolitic, IN; one sister, Mary Edith Gossman of Clarksville, IN; ten grandchildren: Dustin Matlock, Donald Dean Hall II, Aaron Matlock, W. Brooke (Graves) Elliott, Jessica Jo (Matlock) Wyatt, Ashleigh Hope Acton, Collyn Acton, Heather Bree Acton, Jordan Wiley Acton, and Noah McKinley Acton; and three great-grandchildren: Allison Lynn Matlock, Alaina Rae Hall, and Aliza Jo Hall. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Batchelor Rayhill; and one brother, William Joseph Acton.

He retired from Carpenter Body Words. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and was a member and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228.

Services for Charles Acton will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25th, at Mitchell First Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Pittman and Bill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time at the church. The Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be sent to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry.

04/19/04

Beasley – Jackie L. Beasley of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at his residence. Born on December 12, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Byford and Eva Ruth (Todd) Beasley.

Surviving are three sons: Jerry Beasley of Bedford, IN, James Beasley of Elwood, IN, and Joe Beasley of Aiea, HI; two sisters, Marilyn Joyce Evans and her husband, Thomas, Jr., of Bloomington, MN, and Judith Kelley and her husband, Clifford, of Shelbyville, IN; three grandchildren: Christopher Beasley, Travis Beasley, and Tina Clouser and her husband, Dustin, all of Nashville, TN; one half-sister, Mary, of Kansas, IL; one aunt, Stella Hammersley of Williams, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from General Motors after twenty-seven years of service and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post #250, V.F.W. Post #9107 of Mitchell, IN, Eagles Aerie #654, Moose Lodge, Bedford Boat & Sportsman's Club, Brick Layers and Allied Craftsmen Union.

Services for Jackie Beasley will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Post #250. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 p.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. An Eagles Memorial Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

04/18/04

Box – Harold Edward Box of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 18, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son fo Charles and Gladys (Wright) Box. He married Regenia Smith, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are five sons: James Roy Box and Donald Box, both of Bedford, IN, and Jonathon Box, Ashley Box, and Andrew Box, all of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Joyce Wininger of Aurora, IN; eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Golda Box; two brothers, one sister, and one child who was stillborn.

He was a retired employee of Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

There will be memorial services for Harold Box at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Woodville Baptist Church. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International in memory of Harold Edward Box.

Schofield – Katherine Irene Schofield of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Washington County Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on October 10, 1944, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James E. and Hazel Mae (Turpin) Robbins. She married Richard L. Schofield, Sr. on October 19, 1960, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are her mother, Hazel Robbins of Mitchell, IN; four sons: Richard L. Schofield, Jr. and his wife, Saylor, Robert Dean Schofield, all of Bedford, IN, Thomas Edward Schofield and Jimmy Lee Schofield, both of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Katherine Sue Schofield of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jimmy Allen Robbins and his wife, Cheryl, of Bedford, IN; one sister, Virginia May Jones of Mitchell, IN; and ten grandchildren: Crystal, Zachary, Skylar, Lacey, Shane, Candice, Nicole, Jimmy Jr., Jessie, and Chelsey. She was preceded in death by her father.

She was employed at McDonalds Restaurant and was a member of Faith Mission Church in Bedford.

Services for Katherine Schofield will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21st, at Faith Mission Church with the Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.

04/16/04

Crosby – Lynne Yvonne "Von" Crosby of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 25, 1930. She married Kent Crosby, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael Crosby of New Orleans, LA; and two daughters, Jan McNeill of Albuquerque, NM, and Lynn Beaver of Bedford, IN;

She was a homemaker.

There will be no services. Friends may call from 1:30-5:30 Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/15/04

Martin – Paul E. Martin of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on March 2, 1929, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Harry and Amada Mae (Glover) Martin. He married Mary Catherine Spray in 1952, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Duane David Martin and his wife, Cindy, of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, Audra and Kayla Martin of Bedford, IN; two nieces, Thelma Fudge of Ohio, and Wilma Jackson of Bedford, IN; and two nephews, Rodger Martin of Bedford, IN, and Michael Martin of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Ann; one sister, Hazel Pace; one brother, George Martin; and one nephew, Bill Martin.

A retired mechanic and farmer, he worked for Roberts International Harvester, Crawford John Deere, Boling Supply Co., and was an agricultural mechanics instructor at North Lawrence Vocational School. He was a 1947 graduate of Shawswick High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of Erie United Methodist Church, South Central Association for the Visually Impaired, Lawrence County Retired Teachers, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and the Lawrence County Farm Bureau.

Services for Paul Martin will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 19th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dr. Ted Murphy and the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow at Erie United Methodist Church Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

McNeely – Mary Ann McNeely of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on March 3, 19098, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Doctor Franklin and Eleanor (Bever) Baughman. She married Ivis McNeely on May 24, 1924, and he died on September 10, 1993.

Surviving are two sons, Hugh McNeely of Indianapolis, and Michael McNeely of Mitchell, IN; four daughters: Betty Tolbert of Bedford, IN, Suejane Goldsby of Mitchell, IN, Mona McNeely of Orleans, and Joan Groene of Indianapolis; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Marilyn Riley; one granddaughter, Cheryl Tolbert; one sister, Nora Reynolds; two brother, Spencer and Walter Baughman; and two half-brothers, James and Edward Baughman.

She was a homemaker and a member of The Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Services for Mary McNeely will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19th, at The Bride of Christ Fellowship with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Haverly Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.

Rayhill – Charles Rayhill of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at his residence. Born on November 11, 1921, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Herschel and Ida (Dye) Rayhill. He married Mary Jane Evans on December 21, 1941, and she died on June 17, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Chuck Dale Rayhill of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Patricia Cooper Robinson of Terre Haute, IN, and Charlotte Speer of Mitchell, IN; four brothers: Claude Rayhill and Gary Rayhill, both of Mitchell, IN, Ernie Rayhill of Bakersfield, CA, and Larry Rayhill of Elkhart, IN; thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Virgil Rayhill; and one sister, Nona Sue West.

He was employed at Roberts Brass until 1965, at Extruded Alloys as a supervisor for fourteen years, as a custodian at the Mitchell Public Library until January 2003, at Hancock Construction until January 2003, and he was an Avon representative. Seventeen years ago, he and his wife purchased an ice cream truck and he became known countywide at "Charlie, the ice cream man. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Mitchell and of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted for Charles Rayhill at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Dave Mikulsky officiating. Burial will follow in Bass Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made in the form of book donations to the Mitchell Public Library Children's Department.

04/13/04

Chambers – Reba (Speck-Hadley) Chambers of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Hooverwood Nursing Home in Indianapolis. Born on February 19, 1931, in Lee County, VA, she was the daughter of Doctor F. and Myrtle (Hines) Neeley.

Surviving are one son, Jackie W. Speck and his wife, Janet, of Fishers, IN; four sisters: Nina Kinzer of Uttica, MI, Betty Heistand and Shirley Foddrill, both of Bedford, IN, and Wilma Magnus of Crane, IN; one grandson, Chris Speck of Indianapolis; two great-grandsons, Kavan and Samuel Speck, both of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Brenda Sue Speck; five brothers: Wayne L., Danny Joe, Clarence, Ben, and Bob Neeley.

She was a former restaurant and auto dealership owner. She was a member of the Flenor Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville, VA, and the American Legion.

There will be no services for Reba Chambers. The body will be cremated. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Davidson – Lola Davidson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Mitchell. Born on November 24, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Flavey and Ethel (Round) Mulkey. She first married Harry Blackburn and he died on May 10, 1958. She married Wilford Davidson on August 30, 1969, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter-in-law, Sarah Blackburn of Bloomington, IN; three grandchildren: Patty Kay Burgi of Mitchell, Michael Dean Blackburn of Kentucky, and Kevin Blackburn of Orleans, IN; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband; one son, Jerry Dean Blackburn who died on December 14, 2000; three sisters, and two brothers.

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

Services for Lola Davidson will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Naylor – Alice L. (Goodman) Naylor of Indianapolis, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Eagle Valley Meadows Nursing Home in Indianapolis. Born on April 17, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer Frank and Sarah (Ressie) Goodman.

Surviving are one sister, Louise Jenkins of Fayetteville, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a retired presser at Eli Lily Corporation and a graduate of Bedford HIgh School.

There will be graveside services for Alice Naylor at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17th, at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church with David Jenkins officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the White River Humane Society.

Vonstrohe – Helen (Stout) Vonstrohe of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was a seamstress.

Services for Helen Vonstrohe will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/12/04

Stewart – Ruth E. Stewart of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Westview Manor. Born on September 5, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James and JCora A. (Goodman) Hillenberg. She married Gordon W. Stewart on March 31, 1935, and he died May 16, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Bonnie Blackwell and her husband, Dean, of Bedford, IN; one daughter-in-law, Sue Stewart of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Helen Chasteen of Terre Haute, IN, and Thelma Glasgow of Bedford, IN; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Maurice and Jeanette Franklin of Florida; four grandchildren, Brian Blackwell and Billie Landstrom, both of Bedford, IN, Randy Stewart and Kim Ross, both of Colorado; twelve great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, William Stewart; one grandson; one great-grandson; one great-granddaughters; and four brothers: Thurman, Freeland, and Winfred Hillenberg and Stanley Hillenburg in infancy.

She and her husband operated Stewart's Grocery in Needmore for many years and she was a member of the Gullets Creek Baptist Church.

Service for Ruth Stewart will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/11/04

Scott – Sam Scott of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his residence. Born on March 24, 1955, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Morris and Janet (Clubb) Scott. He married Cindy Ikerd and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Amber JScott of Bedford, IN; his parents, Morris and Janet (Clubb) Rodgers and Larry Scott, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jerry Scott of Florida; one step-sister, Marci Jones of Florida; three granddaughters: Savannah, Mackenzie, and Luca Bubalo, all of Bedford, IN; two nieces, Tiffany Edwards and Laken Ikerd, both of Bedford, IN; his mother-in-law, Patty Ikerd of Bedford, IN; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Ikerd of Bedford, IN, and David Ikerd ans his wife, Samyeh, of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by one younger brother, Michael Scott, and his grandmother, Marie Browning.

He was a self-employed building contractor and was a member of Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

There will be no funeral service for Sam Scott, but friends may call from 1-8 Tuesday, April 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Terry – Walter E. Terry of New Salisbury, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. Born on March 31, 1937, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Harold and Gladys (Blanton) Terry. He married Vickie Alexander on December 15, 1975, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Lorri Ann Terry of Bloomington, IN, and Debbie Richmer of Lanesville, IN; three step-daughters: Ciindy Hauke of Fredrick, CO, Mandy Yarbrough of Corydon, IN, and Julie Barger; one sister, Velva Hutton of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold Terry.

He retired from Carbide Graphite Group of Louisville, KY, and was employed by C/Jams Trucking in Sellersburg, IN. He was of Protestant faith.

Services for Walter Terry will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Friends may call from noon until the service time on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/09/04

Croy – Norma Frances Croy of Brownsburg, IN, formerly of Shelbyville, IN, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Brownsburg. She was born on December 12, 1921.

Surviving are her husband, Darrell Croy of Brownsburg, IN; one son, Larry Gray of Okeechobee, FL; two daughters, Andrea Myers Bastin of Pittsboro, IN, and Debbie Morthland of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sarah Higgins of Fort Myers, FL; seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was a self-employed beautician for fifteen years, retiring in 1980.

Services for Norma Croy will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 12th, at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the mortuary.

Green – Helen L. (England) Green of Sun City, FL, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Born on March 9, 1925, in Casey, IL, she was the daughter of Dick and Florence (Cutwright) Brandenburg. She married William L. England on January 16, 1945, and he died in 1983. She later married Carl Green on November 21, 1999, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Karen Wright of North Fort Myers, FL; two sons, Dr. Roger England of Bedford, IN, and Bryan England of Springville, IN; two step-sons, Joe Green of French Lick, IN, and Dan Green of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Rita Martin of Spencer, IN; one brother, Robert Brandenburg of Brownsville, TX; one sister, Ruth Staley of Casey, IL; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband and two brothers, Paul and Herschel Brandenburg.

She was a homemaker and a member of the first Assembly of God church in Ruskin, FL, and the First Pentecostal of God in Bedford. She was also active in the Senior Citizens Center in Bedford.

Services for Helen Green will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/08/04

Byers – Eunice K. Byers of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 6, 1914, in Vincennes, IN, she was the daughter of Otto J. and Grace (Kaufman) Klein. She was married to Robert Byers for sixty-six years, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Ross Byers of Winchester, VA, and David Byers of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Margaret Klein of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Julia Byers of Bloomington, IN, Lisa Strimple of Winchester, VA, and Stephen Byers of Mt. Airy, MD; one great-grandson, Addison Byers. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Herbert Klein.

She and her husband helped manage Dixie Orchard Company of Vincennes before retiring to Bedford in 1981 to live near their son who manages Applacres, a family business. She assisted with fruit and bedding plant sales and school tours at Applacres. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford and the homemakers clubs in Vincennes and Bedford.

Services for Eunice Byers will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 13th, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. A committal service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Vincennes Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Milligan – Barbara J. Hawkins Milligan of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her residence. Born on October 4, 1935, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Estel and Mildred (Wever) Hawkins. She married Vernon Milligan in 1968, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sisters, Janet Endris and her husband, James, of Bedford, IN; one sister-in-law, Lauralee Hawkins of Brazil, IN; two nieces, Cyndi Osborne and her husband, Tim, of Bedford, IN, and Leana Hawkins Courtney and her husband, Chris, of Lake Vila, IL; three nephews, Kin Hubbard and his wife, Michelle, of Cloverdale, IN, Richard Hawkins of South Bend, IN, and John Hawkins of his wife, Amy, of Terre Haute, IN; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and one brother, David C. Hawkins.

There will be memorial services at a later date at Fairview Cemetery. At her request, cremation is scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society, Bedford.

04/07/04

Finn – Angel Marie Finn of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004. Born on June 3, 1988, in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of Edward W. and Teresa (Wright) Finn, Jr.

Surviving are her parents of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Edward W. Finn III of Centreville, VA; and her grandmothers, Maracella L. Finn of Moores Hill, IN. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gibson A. and Elsie W. Wright, and paternal grandfather, Edward W. Finn.

She was a student at Mitchell High School, where she was a member of SADD, French Club, and Tri-Hi-Y. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, where she participated in the youth group, was a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, and the puppet coordinator.

Services for Angel Finn will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10th, at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with the Revs. Margaret Pruden, Jack Shake, and Ron Lucas officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to Jacob Finger United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Lawrence County Heart Association.

04/06/04

Chambers – Diana L. Chambers of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 27, 1948, she was the daughter of Lloyd D. and Margaret Kathryn (Cazzee) Southern.

Surviving are her mother, Margaret Kathryn (Cazzee) Southern of Heltonville, IN; her father and step-mother, Lloyd D. and Carolyn Southern of Bloomington, IN; one sons, Roy Dale Chambers and his wife, Susan, of Norman, IN; one daughter, Lora Frazier and her husband, Keith, of Norman, IN; three brothers: Phillip Southern of Heltonville, IN, Stephen Southern of Springville, IN, and Robin Chambers of Smithville, IN; two step-brothers, Daniel Carmichael of Cincinnati, OH, and Robert Carmichael of Port Charlotte, FL; one sister, Renolda Chambers of Heltonville, IN; one step-sister, Teresa Felton of Bloomington, IN; three grandsons: Joey Patton, Zachary Frazier and Matthew Chambers, all of Norman, IN; three granddaughters: Brandi Chambers, Alyssa Chambers, and Emily Frazier, all of Norman, IN; several aunts, uncles, and nephews; and her former husband and friends, John L. Chambers of Norman, IN. She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry K. Southern; her paternal grandparents, Ira and Anna Southern; and her maternal grandparents, Dale and Gertrude Cazzee.

She was formerly employed at RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics in Bloomington for more than 28 years and was currently employed at Visteon in Bedford for several years.

There well be graveside services for Diana Chambers at noon Friday, April 9th, at Hanson Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Quinn – Norman Quinn of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 20, 1916, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of John and Sarah (Williams) Quinn. He married Lola Mae Allen on December 25, 1940, and she died June 28, 2002.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Quinn of Bloomington, IN, and Fred Quinn of Whitehouse, OH; one daughter, Rita Maul of Mitchell, IN; six grandsons: Nathan Quinn, Jeremy Quinn, David Quinn, Jason Quinn, Derek Maul, and Ryan Maul; four granddaughters: Maribeth Beckley, Melissa Quinn, Jessica Quinn, and Jennifer Maul; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Beckley. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Roger Quinn; four sisters, and three brothers.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of The Nondenominational Church.

Services for Norman Quinn will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 9th, at Haverly Mortuary with Rollie Sarver, James Holt, and Chris Janssen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at Haverly Mortuary.

04/05/04

Hines – Alberta Elsie Hines of Topeka, KS, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka KS. Born on January 31, 1909, in Terre Haute, IN, she was the duaghter of James Harry and Violet Vartain. She married John William Hines, and he died in 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Dr. Mary Alice Hines of Topeka, KS; six nieces and newphews, and one sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband.

A 1931 graduate of Indiana State University, she taught history at Bedford High School and mathematics at Bedford Junior High School from 1944 until 1962; she taught mathematics at Belzer Junio High School in Lawrence Township from 1962 until 1967. She was an officer and church volunteer at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, the Worthy Matron of the Bedford chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was an advisor to the Bedford chapter of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House, 200 X.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 6606, to to the Presbyterian Church, 812 W.W. Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612. Gravesite interment will be held at Valley Grove Cemetery in Milton in the summer. A memorial service may be arranged in the summer at the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

04/04/04

Bell – Larry Richard Bell of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at his residence. Born May 6, 1987, in Somerset, KY, he was the son of Jay Larry and Carol (Davis) Bell.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jamie Bell of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Amanda Gregory of French Lick, IN, and Samarol Bell of Bedford, IN; two nephews, Dason Bell and Michael Holt II; two nieces, Chrystina Holt and Mersades Bell; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was a junior at Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Services for Larry Bell will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Darren Cheatham officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hawkins – Robert Wayne Hawkins of Heltonville, IN, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at his residence. Born on February 19, 1932, in Heltonville, IN, he was the son of Grovie Spencer and Pear Maude (Deckard) Hawkins. He married Maude Eva Beyers, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one son, Eddie Wayne Turpin of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Nina Ruth Tyree Brown of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; five sisters: Oma Hawkins, Ona Butcher, Othie Eads, Onieta Starr Elkins, and Ola Hawkins: and four brothers: Olin, Opal, Oscar, and Oliver Hawkins.

He had been employed in local stone quarries. He was a member of Calvary Mission (Old Chapel Hill) Church.

Services for Robert Hawkins will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8th, at Jones Funeral Home with Brother Gregg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

McNeeley – Lorena E. McNeely of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 15, 1940, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Philip and Dorothy (Compton) Hughes. She married Robert F. McNeely on March 11, 1959, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Jeff McNeely; two daughters, Laura Asbury and Lucinda Fletcher; two brothers, Tom Hughes and Richard Hughes; one sister, Phyllis Jean Martin; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker and a 1958 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship, Order of Eastern Star.

Services for Lorena McNeely will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 8th, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.

04/03/04

Brewer – Gerald Wayne Brewer of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Harrison County Hospital. Born on August 20, 1926, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Theadore and Ada (Daggy) Brewer.

Surviving are one brother, George Brewer and his wife, Evelyn, of Peru, IN; one sister, Evelyn Batman of Bloomington, IN; one sister-in-law, Mary Brewer of Bedford, IN; and six nieces and nephews.

He was a retired factory worker and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and a former member of the Elks Lodge.

Services for Gerald Brewer will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

McClellon – Doris McClellan of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Lois Fox. Born on June 10, 1918, in Rensselaer, IN, she was the daughter of Bart and Pearl (Daniels) Grant. She married Austin McClellan, Jr., on December 18, 1938 at the First Methodist Church in Bedford. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Lois Ann Fox and her husband, Dale, of Bedford, IN; one grandson, William D. Ragsdale and his wife, Michells, of Maysville, NC; two great-granddaughters, Dorey Jo Ragsdale and Jessica Cline and her husband, Dustin; one great-great-granddaughter, Taylor Renee Cline; two step-granddaughters, Debbie Ellis and her husband, Ron, and Amy Hiott and her husband, Jess; three step-grandsons: Adam Coulter, Nathan Hiott, and Nick Hiott; one step-great-granddaughter, Sarah Coulter; and three nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Mary Alice McClellan; and two sisters, Maxine Shearer and Lois Hughes.

She was a homemaker, graduated from Rensselaer High School, and attended Business College in Chicago, IL. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Wesleyan Guild. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active with the Children of the American Revolution.

Services for Doris McClellan will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 7th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/02/04

Nikirk – Anna L. (Peavler) Nikirk of Oolitic, IN, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at her residence. Born on February 6, 1931, she was the daughter of Holly and Corinne (Robertson) Peavler. She married Wendell E. Nikirk, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are four daughters: Cheryl Bryant and her husband, Garry, Linda Anderson and her husband, Ronald, all of Bloomington, IN, Vallerie Nikirk and Wendy Butterfield and her husband, Steve, both of Oolitic, IN; two sisters, Billie Boyd of Fayetteville, IN, and Pamela Allen of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Darbi Smith, Shelbi Smith, Brant Butterfield, and Holly-Hope Butterfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Lee Williams.

She was a homemaker. She attended Avoca Baptist Church and was a former member of the First Christian Church in Bedford and the Order of Eastern Star of Campbellsburg

Services for Anna Nikirk will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Umphress – Charles Richard Umphress of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 02, 2004, at his residence. Born on October 17, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ernie and Maggie (Sons) Umphress. He married Mable Love in 1961 in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Richard Umphress and his wife, Patti, of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, Bryce and Brittany; and one step-grandchild, Jared Hubbard of Bedford, IN;

He was a retired pipefitter and well-driller. He was a member of Local No. 136 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

Services for Charles Umphress will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Proctor-Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/01/04

Ross – Ansel E. Ross of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on June 4, 1922, in Heltonville, IN, he was the son of Noble E. and Maude E. Hawkins Ross. He married Charlotte White on August 7, 1948, and she died on October 2, 1987.

Surviving are one son, Raymond Ross and his wife, Maggie, of Holton, IN; one daughter, Rosemary Bradley and her husband, George, of Orleans, IN; six grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Kevin; three brothers: Arthur, Adolph, and Aubrey Ross; and one sister, Adrian Stewart.

He was a quarry worker for thirty-three years with Indiana Limestone Company and was a veteran of WW II, serving in the the U.S. Army. He was a member of Oolitic Pentecostal Church and the Laborers & Hod Carriers Union #909.

Services for Ansel Ross will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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