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Obituaries 2006 – 09 (September)

09/30/06

McLaughlin – Damon H. McLaughlin of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 30, 2006, at the Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood. Born on January 24, 1928, in Lyons, IN, he was the son of Orville and Opal (Richardson) McLaughlin. He married Helen Rayhill on May 19, 1961, in Bedford, IN, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Melissa Cody and husband, James, of Linton, IN; one sister, Melba Keesey of Anderson, IN; three granddaughters: Holly Kittle and husband, Josh, of Danville, IL, Stacey Cody and Natalie Cody, both of Linton, IN; one grandson, Willy Cody of Linton, IN; and one great-grandson, Jacob Kittle of Danville, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, June Bogard. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center fire department in 1980. He was also former owner of the McLaughlin Oil Company in Bedford, IN. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 14 and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home.

09/28/06


Blackburn – Alice L. Blackburn of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 28, 2006, at the Lakeview Nursing Home in Indianapolis, IN. Born on September 19, 1924, in Norman, IN, she was the daughter of Sylvester N. and Martha "Nettie" (Kindred) Cummings. She married Carl "Bob" Blackburn on January 14, 1942, and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2006. Surviving are three daughters: Sharon K. Bodeau and husband, Norman, of Punta Gorda, FL, Mary Jo Thompson and husband, Reverend Charles "Woody", of Avon, IN, and Tammy Miller; one brother, Paul A. Cummings of Forsyth, MO; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William Robert Blackburn on September 28, 1946. She was a co-owner of Bee's Remodeling, Heating and Cooling in Bedford for eighteen years. She was secretary of the Green Hill Cemtery in Bedford for four years. She attended the Bedford High School. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 129, Bedford. She attended the Bible Study Fellowship in Bloomington for eight years. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2006m at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. Parker – Gail C. Parker of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 28, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on July 10, 1939, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Frederick C. and Helen M. (Schmidt) Bigham. She married Ted Parker on June 12, 1963, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Rob Parker and wife, Amy, of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Jamie Philpott and husband, Rick, of Mitchell, IN, and Jill Morse and husband, Mark, of Mitchell, IN; three half-brothers: Frederick C. Bigham III of Chicago, IL, Robert Bigham of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Dean Smith of Mitchell, IN; and eleven grandchildren: Jesse and Emma Parker, Stacy, Cory, Ricci, Cari, and Jeri Philpott, Alix Richey, Natalie, Bridget and Eric Morse. She was preceded in death by her parents. She retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane in 1991. She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She had been associated with the Mitchell Girls' Softball League since 1977. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2006, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Pastor C. Allen Colwell and Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rob Parker, Jesse Parker, Cory Philpott, Mark Jeffries, Kelly Caudell and Darrin Russell. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Tyler. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, October 2, 2006, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Parsley – Mary Elizabeth (Simmerman) Parsley of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 28, 2006, at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born on February 26, 1917, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of John Everett "Mike" and Carrie Mae (Inman) Simmerman. She married Lloyd Parsley on October 12, 1940, and he survives. Also surviving are are two sons: Clovis Parsley and wife, Jeanette, and Dennis Parsley and wife, Rhonda; one brother, Edgridge Simmerman; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Viola Owens and Dovie Barnette; and one brother, Paul Simmerman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Church of Christ. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Sallee – Jackie "Jack" Dale Sallee of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 28, 2006, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Born on July 12, 1928, in Buddha, IN, he was the son of Clifford (Teedlo) and Lorene (Starr) Sallee. He married Kathryn Ingle on June 28, 1947, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Gary Dale Sallee of Indianapolis, IN; two brothers: Robert "Bob" Sallee of Bedford, IN, and Harold "Dick" Sallee of Tell City, IN; one sister, June Waldon and husband, Bill, of Bedford, IN; two grandsons: Benjamin and Patrick Sallee of Indianapolis, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. He retired from the United States Postal Service after twenty-two years of service as a letter carrier. He was a former employee of the Farm Bureau Co-op. He was a graduate of the Tunnelton High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, Leesville Masonic Lodge #16 and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, IN. He was a thirteen-year member of the BNL Booster Club. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN, with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

09/27/06


Clements – Charles Robert "Bob" Clements of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on September 24, 1922, in Orleans, IN, he was the son of Charles T. and Sarah Lee (West) Clements. He married Annabelle Elliott on March 2, 1938, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Marylou Dinkins and husband, Robert A., of Mitchell, IN, and Rebecca Ann Clements of Bloomington, IN; two brothers: Frank Clements of Bedford, IN, and John Clements of New Jersey; one sister, Ethel Collins of Orleans, IN; five grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Kenny and Merle Clements; four sisters: Margaret Hatfield, Catherine Clements, Mildred Clements and Jeannie Walters, and one grandson, Douglas Bennett. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. He was a member and deacon of Spice Valley Baptist Church. He was employed at Wheeler-Foutch for twenty-five years and was a car salesman for more than thirty years. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at the Spice Valley Baptist Church with Reverend Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Spice Valley Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bennett, Bob Dinkins, Ed Melvin, Bud Hart, Tony McNeely, Danny Holt and Archie Kappel. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at the Spice Valley Baptist Church. Odaffer – Peggy Ware Odaffer of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on October 9, 1923, in Calio, MO, she was the daughter of Roland and Margery (Jackson) Goodrich. She married Clyde Odaffer on November 12, 1944, in Jacksonville, IL, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons: Craig Odaffer and wife, Jeanne, of Bedford, IN, and Kent Odaffer and wife, Kathy, of Yuma, AZ; two grandchildren: Jennifer McPike of Ellettsville, IN, and Chad Odaffer and wife, Tina, of Indianapolis, IN; and two great-grandchildren: C.J. and Tyler McPike. She was preceded in death by her parents. She and her husband, Clyde, were the owners of Western Auto and Stephenson's Clothing in Bedford. She was a member of the Class of 1941 of the Jacksonville High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Churc, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the Business and Professional Woman's Association all in Bedford. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

09/26/06


Wilson – Kameron Madden Wilson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. He was the son of Andy Wilson and Nikki Nicholson, and they survive. Also surviving are one brother, Kaden Wilson at home; one sister, Karli Wilson at home; grandparents: Susie Nicholson and Les Tipton, Sr., Kelly and Jeff Boruff, all of Bedford, IN, Larry and Lori Nicholson of West Baden, IN, and Les and Becky Wilson of Greene County, IN; aunts and uncles: Angela Scott of Bloomington, IN, Crissy Hutchens and Matt Wilson, both of Bedford, IN; great-grandparents: Elmer and Martha Strunk of Bedford, IN, and Duane and Judy Nicholson of Paoli, IN; and several cousins. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brother Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/25/06


Cummings – Katherine Gaile Cummings of Bloomington, IN, died Mondaym, September 25, 2006, in Bloomington. Born on October 15, 1918, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Delbert A. and Ethel (Allen) Todd. She married George Cummings on October 24, 1953, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, John Flynn of Bloomington, IN; two step-daughters: Patricia Lyons of Springville, IN, and Barbara Todd of Vermillion, OH; one sister, Mary Alice Stevens of Bedford, IN; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters: Margie and Thelma Todd. She was a homemaker and a life=long member of the Mitzi Club. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/24/06


Mann – Howard R. "Sorry" Mann of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on September 5, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John and Ruth (Dodd) Mann. He married Geneva White on March 3, 1940, and she preceded him in death on November 7, 1974. He then married Gayle Laverne Sheeks on July 14, 1982, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons: John H. Mann and wife, Connie, of Versailles, IN, Charles R. Mann and wife, Jerri, of Brownsburg, IN, and Jim Sheeks of Monrovia, IN; one daughter, Susi Mann and husband, Mike, of Mitchell, IN; five grandchildren: Jennifer Tabor and husband, Roy, of Indianapolis, IN, Teresa Donehue and husband, Dave, of Pittsburg, PA, Laci Egli and husband, Kevin, of Mitchell, IN, Mr. and Mrs. Brady Mann of Fairbank, IA, Melanie Shaff and husband, John, of Mitchell, IN; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles Mann, and one sister, Mary Frances Newman. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. He was a fifty-year member and past-commander of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250, and a member of the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. He owned Mann's Grocery for sixteen years and retired from Carpenter Body Works. He was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church in Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, in the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Pastor C. Allen Colwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Pallbearers will be Mike Mann, Brady Mann, Jim Sheeks, Kevin Egli, Rex Schlegel and Lee Hupp. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Martin – Doris Maxine Martin of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN. Born on February 14, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Nellie (Blake) Parker. She married William M. Martin on August 31, 1940, and he preceded her in death on January 20, 1999. Surviving are one daughter, Rose Ellen Martin Gregory and husband, David E., of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Terri Gregory Belcher and husband, Robert, David "Alan" Gregory, all of Bedford, IN, Michael Wayne Gregory and wife, Nicole, of Millington, TN, and Lisa Ramsay Dalton and husband, Mike, of Oolitic, IN; six great-grandchildren: Hannah Gregory, Madison Gregory, Clayton Gregory, Brad Childers, Mike Dalton and Josh Dalton; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Linda Martin Ramsay; two sisters: Lucille Lake and Helen Hazel; three brothers: Cecil, Kenneth and Claude Parker, Jr.; and one nephew, Ray Parker. She was a homemaker and had worked on the assembly line at Sarkes-Tarzian Inc., for several years. She was of the Christian faith. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN, with Pat Blyeth officiating. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Vlashitz – Theresa Vlashitz of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford, IN. She was born on October 13, 1928, in Gary, IN. Surviving are two daughters: Gloria Minton and husband, Mike, of Rensselaer, IN, and Bonnie Ann Carter of Bedford, IN; three grandsons: Roger Hilton Collier of Mitchell, IN, Michael Minton of Rensselaer, IN, and Jason William Hilton of Mitchell, IN; one granddaughter, Brandy Lee Bannister of Rensselaer, IN; and two great-grandchildren: Gavin Lee Collier of Bedford, IN, and Hayden Hilton of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Ed Hilton. She was a widow and a homemaker. She attended the Mitchell First Church of God. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, IN. Burial will follow in the Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the chapel.

09/23/06


Hedrick – Charles P. Hedrick of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 23, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Nursing Center. Born on September 15, 1918, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Clyde and Minnie (Brewer) Hedrick. He married Kathryn M. Cooper on September 15, 1940, and she preceded him in death on May 9, 1990. Surviving are two daughter: Sherry Kendall and husband, Jeff, and Sheila Flora and husband, George, both of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren: Anthony Kendall, Holly Kendall and Jody Lashlee, all of Mitchell, IN, and April Flora of Salem, IN; three great-grandchildren: Tevin Lashlee, Dayson Lashlee and Kathryn Marie Sykes, all of Mitchell, IN; and one step-sister, Margie Martin of Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Charlotte Hedrick. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He retired from the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1981. He was a sixy-two year member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and was honorary chaplain at the time of his death. He was a member of the Mitchell Grissom Kiwanis Club for more than thirty years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Mitchell, IN. Burial will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250. Pallbearers will be Anthony Kendall (Honorary), Bobby Karr, Jimmy Karr, Danny Joe Karr, Phil Lynch, Jim Williams and Kyle Lashlee. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, IN, and from12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Mitchell.

09/22/06


Livingston – Robert "Max" Livingston of Orleans, IN, died Friday, September 22, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on January 16, 1926, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Claude and Anna (Quillen) Livingston. He married Donna Wessell on March 28, 1970, and she survives. Also surviving are four sons: Roger Livingston and wife, Hope, of Mitchell, IN, David Livingston and wife, Sheena, of Williams, IN, Tommy Livingston and fiancee, Caribeth Payne, of Bedford, IN, and Robert Livingston of Orleans, IN; two daughters: Bobbie Livingston and fiancee, Troy Bell, of Orleans, IN, and Debbie Nelson and husband, Dave, of Salem, IN; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clovis Livingston; two sisters: Eva Spires and Olive Hutton; three daughters: Vicky Livingston, Joyce Livingston and Diana Livingston; and one son, Randy Livingston. He was a veteran serving in the United States Navy during World War II, where he was disabled in combat. He was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 in Mitchell, IN. He was a soldier in the Salvation Army in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Major David R. Logan officiating. Music will be performed by Bishop Becky Ryan and Sandy Sheppard. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250. Pallbearers will be Roger, David, Tommy and B.J. Livingston, Troy Bell, Mike Blunk and Johnnie Herald. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Tolbert – Betty M. Tolbert of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 22, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on June 21, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ivis and Mary Ann (Baughman) McNeely. Surviving are two daughters: Cecilia Wittmann and husband, Fred, of San Diego, CA, and Cynthia Morrison and husband, Dink, of Oolitic, IN; two brothers: Hugh McNeely of Indianapolis, IN, and Michael McNeely of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Sue Jane Goldsby of Mitchell, IN, Mona McNeely of Shoals, IN, and Joan Groene of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren: Sharon Minton and husband, Matthew, of Paoli, IN, John Eversole and wife, Kathy, of Plano, TX, and Carrie Howat and husband, Andy, of Bedford, IN; and three great-grandchildren: Bethany and Gabbrielle Eversole and Nora Howat. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Cheryl Tolbert, and one sister, Marilyn Riely. She was a retired switchboard operator at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. She was of the Protestant faith. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, IN. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Diabetes Association.

09/21/06


Crane – LaDonna Jane Crane of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 21, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 12, 1962, in Johnson County, IN, she was the daughter of Rufo and Alice (Bond) Crane. Surviving are three brothers: Russell Crane and wife, Judy of Washington state, Jim Crane and wife, Dody, of Springville, IN, and Tim Crane of Paoli; one sister, Lisa Wilcoxen and husband, John, of Bedford, IN; three nephews: Justin and Jesse Crane and Travis Tarrants; one niece, Christina Shaw; one great-niece, Andrea Nicole Shaw; and one great-nephew, Cameron Michael Shaw. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Tina Sullivan and LeeAnn Mears. She attended the Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, IN, and was of the Baptist faith. She was disabled. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, September 25, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Riggle – Wilma J. Riggle of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 21, 2006, at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN. Born on May 14, 1921, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Cloyd and Marie (Worak) Trisler. She married Harry L. Riggle on March 14, 1970, and he preceded her in death on November 24, 1988. Surviving are one step-daughter, Madlyn Sullivan and husband, Frank, of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren: Brad Fields and Amy Goodman and husband, Tony; one great-grandson, Zachary Goodman; one half-sister, Bernice Floyd of Rockville, IN; three nieces: Mandy Malony of Tennessee, Deidra Pittsinger of Ohio and Denise Farr of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Eleanor Miller and one brother, Robert Spires. She had worked in the Well's Dress Shop in Bedford. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #129 in Bedford. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

09/20/06


Davis – Robert L. Davis, Sr., of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on May 3, 1918, he was the son of Levi A. and Dora (Quillen) Davis. He married Stella E. Meadows on October 17, 1941, and she preceded him in death. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Godbey and husband, Stanley, of Bedford, IN; five sons: Robert L. Davis, Jr., and wife, Sandy, James H. Davis and wife, Linda, Gary A. Davis and wife, Brenda, Thomas R. Davis and wife, Diane, all of Mitchell, IN, and Stephen K. Davis and wife, Susie, of Spencer, IN; one brother, Emmett "Bud" Davis of Martinsville, IN; two sisters: Barbara Chamness of Martinsville, IN, and Jane Davis of Oolitic, IN; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a maintenance worker at Parkview School in Bedford, IN. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. He was of the Christian faith. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

09/19/06


Sears – Robert E. Sears of Wakarusa, IN, died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa, IN. Born on August 18, 1920, in Needmore, IN, he was the son of David F. and Bertha A. (Belknap) Sears. He married Mary Lavender on June 27, 1942, and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1984. Surviving are two daughters: Cheryl Rance and husband, Rod, of Bristol, IN, and Mary Faith Jones and husband, Bryan, of Evans, WA; three sons: Robert Sears and wife, Carol, of Bedford, IN, Ronald Sears and wife, Shirley, of Columbus, IN, and Darrell Sears and wife, Becky, of Goshen, IN; nineteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a veteran serving with the United States Navy in World War II. He was a machine operator for Cummings Engine Company in Columbus, IN. He was a graduate of the Shawswick High School and a former board member of the Assembly of God Church in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

09/18/06


Plourde – Thomas Michael Plourde of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 18, 2006, in Bedford. Surviving are his parents: George and Diana Gonyea of Norfolk, NY; three children: Jean Lauber of Bedford, IN, and Lindsey Burnett and Micheal Monroe, both of Massena, NY; and his companion of five years, Crystal Mitchell of Bedford, IN. He was employed at Ginter Saunders Saw Mill. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the New Hope Church, 276 U.S. 50 East, Bedford. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, September 24, 2006, at the New Hope Church. Pufahl – Terrance Pufahl of Bloomington, IN, died Monday, September 18, 2006, at his daughter's residence. Born on October 3, 1948, in Kankakee, IL, he was the son of Robert ande Eugenie (Nourie) Pufahl. Surviving are one daughter, Stacy England of Bloomington, IN; three grandchildren: Timothy, Casey and Jarod England; his father, Robert Pufahl of Donovan, IL; one cousin, Richard Nourie of Bedford, IN; and his companion of many years, Brenda Cox of Knoxville, TN. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 in the Vietnam War. He was the retired owner of a carpet cleaning business in Knoxville, TN. He was a member of the Class of 1966 of the Manatee High School in Bradenton, FL. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.

09/17/06


Jeffries – Annie Evelyn Jeffries of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 17, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford. Born on September 9, 1920, in Horse Cave, KY, she was the daughter of James J. and Florence (Houtchings) Harper. She married Orville Jeffries on January 7, 1936, and he preceded her in death on September 23, 1990. Surviving are one daughter, Paula Feldhaus and husband, Charlie, of Jeffersonville, IN; two grandsons: Corbin and Cauldon Felhaus; and other family members: Donna Burgess and husband, Kevin, Tammy Corps and husband, Bill, Jim Corey and wife, Sherri, Joy Henderson, Eric Harper, and several great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Lula Henderson and Eugenia (Jean) Chenault; and one brother, Stanley C. Harper. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cedar Cliff Baptist Church in Kentucky. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2006, at the New Union Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

09/16/06


Busse – Marjorie L. Busse of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 16, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on April 16, 1935, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Flick) Busse. Surviving are three brothers: Richard and Michael Busse of West Baden, IN, and Anthony Busse of French Lick, IN; two sisters: Susan Stuckey of Indianapolis, IN, and Lorna Spaulding of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Wilbert Busse. She was of the Protestant Faith. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at the Cane Creek Cemetery near French Lick, IN, with Reverend Charles Crews officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

09/15/06


Brooks – Ella Rowena Brooks of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford, IN. Born on February 13, 1913, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Ellis and Verna F. (Green) White. She married Jonathan D. Brooks on June 30, 1934, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 2001. Surviving are one son, Michael D. Brooks of Mitchell, IN; two grandchildren: David Brooks of Mitchell, IN, and Meloni Cassidy of Orleans, IN; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters: Ellen Cargas, Geneva Mann, Goldie McClintic, Priscilla Mann and Shirley Ann Cocks; and one brother, John Paul White. She was a clerk for the Indiana Gas Company and a secretary at Brooks Metal Shop. She was a member of the Class of 1931 of the Mitchell High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Bill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, September 18, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN.

09/14/06


Shaw – Steven Shaw of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Hospitality House Nursing Home in Bedford. Surviving are one son, Lukus Shaw of Bedford, IN; five sisters: Carol Bugh of Princeton, IN, Renie Kelley of Mitchell, IN, Betty Jo Bundy of Bedford, IN, Nancy Suber of Ladoga, IN, and Marlene Hayes of Oolitic, IN; and one brother, Gary Shaw of Dugger, IN. He was self-employed. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, September 18, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

09/12/06


Salmon – Bonita Marie (Lyon) Chasteen Salmon of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN. Born on November 8, 1909, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William E. and Lulu E. (Phegley) Lyon. She first married Harry Chasteen in 1933, and he preceded her in death on Aptil 13, 1983. She then married Robert H. Salmon in 1986, and he preceded her in death on August 26, 1990. Surviving are one son, Earl W. Chasteen and wife, Joyce, of Greenwood, IN; one daughter, Sue Ann Salmon Handy and husband, Loran, of Gosport, IN; two sisters: Betty Jean Bruner of Fort Meyers, FL, and Norma L. Utterbeck of Hot Springs, AR; twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Ruth Maxine Craig and Janice Toole; one son, Robert J. Chasteen; and two daughters-in-law: Janie Chasteen and Annabelle Chasteen. She worked for thirty years as a clerk/stenographer with Public Service Indiana in Bedford, IN, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the Class of 1927 of the Bedford High School and the First Presybterian Church in Bedford, where she was a member and past-president of the Evening Circle Church Group. She was past-president of the TOPS Club in Bedford. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

09/11/06


Kagemann – Dorothy Rose Kagemann of Bloomington, IN, died Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bloomington, IN. Surviving are one son, Lawrence E. Kagemann of Unionville, IN; three grandsons and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Bridge Church of Christ in Unionville, IN. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. New – Noble New of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 11, 2006, at his residence. Born on March 14, 1920, in Nevelville, KY, he was the son of John and Cora (Jones) New. He married Magdalene New on June 14, 1961, in Huntsville, AL, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Phillip New and wife, Linda, of Bedford, IN; three step-sons: William J. Silvers and wife, Mamie, of Bedford, IN, Donnie Silvers and wife, Beverly, of Jackson, CO, and L.B. Silvers and wife, Thelma, of Orleans, IN; one brother, Russel New of Ohio; two sisters: Inez Correll and Stella Morrow, both of Kentucky; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, one step-son, Jerry Silvers; three brothers and one sister. He retired as a self-employed carpenter in 1982 and was a member of the Mt. Giliad Lodge #255, F&AM in Science Hill, Kentucky. He was of the Baptist faith. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/10/06


Tincher – Gerald "Jerry" Tincher of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 10, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on May 6, 1933, in Fort Ritner, IN, he was the son of Jesse and Gladys (Hobson) Tincher. He married Wilma Jean Louden on September 29, 1953, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mona Gayle Tincher Quillen of Bedford, IN; one son-in-law, Phillip Meadows of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, Jessica Gayle Quillen of Bedford, IN; three grandsons: Nicholas, Joseph and Derek Meadows, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, David Tincher and wife, Kay, of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Linda Joan Brown and husband, Larry, Jeanie Morris and husband, Jesse, all of Bedford, IN, and Connie Branaman and husband, William "Bill", of Fort Ritner, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Tina Jane Tincher Meadows; two brothers: Dean and Lee Von Tincher; one sister, Judy Tincher Perry, and one brother in infancy, Leo Tincher. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army during the Korean War. He had worked for the Monon Railroad, Westinghouse Corporation in Bloomington, IN, the Bedford City Fire Department and retired from the Bedford Housing Authority. He attended the Apostolic Faith Assembly in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Nicholas Meadows, Joseph Meadows, Derek Meadows, Kenny Hattabaugh, Toby Fleetwood and Chris Carron. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, September 14, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

09/09/06


Sears – Ruth E. Butler Sears of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 9, 2006. She married Kent A. Sears on December 11, 1937, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1981. Surviving are five children: Reva Gail Sears Swango of Bedford, IN, Carol Sears Simmons of Anna, IL, Donald Kent Sears of Arlington Heights, IL, Jeanne Sears Silvers of Bedford, IN, and Vivian Sears Ritter of Bloomington, IN; two sisters-in-law: Betty Butler and Catherine Butler; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Ruth Evelyn Philips; one son, David Sears; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Alice Sears Sherman; and seven brothers: George, James, Henry, Paul, Fred, Harold and Glenn Butler (and his wife, Lahoma). She was a homemaker. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Mark Fish officiating. Burial will follow in the New Union Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/08/06


Cain – Austin David Cain of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 8, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 16, 1924, he was the son of Home and Ethel Edna (Lawson) Cain. Surviving are one brother, Harold Cain of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Laura Lee of Monroe County, IN; three nieces: Linda Dalbey and husband, Steven, of Greencastle, IN, Fran Lee and Betty Lee, both of Monroe County, IN; one great-niece, Michelle, of Greencastle, IN; and two cousins: Virgil Cain and wife, Clara, and Wayne Rogers and wife, Naomi, all of Monroe County, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Wayne, Bob, Herschel and Floyd Cain. He had worked in timber most of his life. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brother Robert Edinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Burgoon Cemetery in Monroe County, IN. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Haste – Anna Lee Haste of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 8, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN. Surviving are one son, James Tryon of Princeton, IN; one brother, Lowell Wilson of Vincennes, IN; and one sister, Marie Parker of Monroe City, IN. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/06/06


Golden – Bradley Lee Golden of Bloomfied, IN, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on November 18, 1939, in Decatur, IL, he was the son of Cecil Bruce and Fern E. (Pierson) Golden. He married Brenda Kay Hardwick in May, 1960, in Lawrence County, IN, and she preceded him in death on March 10, 1986. Surviving are two daughters: Lori Ann Golden of Alabama and Robbin Lee Hamilton and husband, James, of Bloomfield, IN; two brother: Charles William Golden, Spencer and Larry D. Golden of Salem, IN; one sister, Evelyn Coulter of Orleans, IN; three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Crystal. He was a truck driver for Buck Lemon Furniture and a laborer. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Claude Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Weddleville Cemetery in Jackson County, IN. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Hayes – Farrell Edward Hayes of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on December 19, 1925, in Avoca, IN, he was the son of Lester and Pearl (Moore) Hayes. He married Elizabeth Hatfield on August 14, 1948, and she died November 21, 2004. Surviving are two sons: Ed Hays of Bedford, IN, and John Hayes and wife, Delilah, of Springville, IN; three daughters: Sally Hutton and husband, Rick, Carol Bush and husband, Danny, all of Springville, IN, Susie Hayes Strippe and husband, Craig, of Sarasota, FL; one sister-in-law, Mary Hayes of Bedford, IN; ten grandchildren: Alan Bush, Cara McKinght, Jeff Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Matthew Messina, Patrick Kline, Kyle Hutton, Kory Hutton, Kolby Hutton, and Jessie Hayes; and four great-grandchildren: Coy and Chloe McKnight, Taylor and Hannah Hayes. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: William, Merle and Robert Hayes. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He had worked at NWSC Crane and retired from General Motors after thirty years of service. He was a life-long farmer. He was a member of the U.A.W Local #440, American Legion Gillen Post #33 and the National V.F.W. He served two terms on the North Lawrence School Board and was a Republican Precinct Committeeman. He was a member of the Springville Advisory Board and the Springville Feeder Auction. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2006, in the Elmwoo Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Slate – Ruth Slate of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN. Born on October 24, 1923, in Silverville, IN, she was the daughter of Opal and Mary (Hall) Sipes. She married Jim Slate on April 10, 1942, and he survives. Also surviving are are two sons: Mike Slate and wife, Lynda, and John Slate, all of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Darren Slate, Jamie Carter, Todd Dunec and Sarah Hutcherson; five great-grandchildren: Nathan Dunec, Annette Slate, Brittany Grissom, Gwendalyn Crews and Braden Hutcherson; and three step-great-granchildren: Rachelle Cobb, Jonathan and JR Garlock. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Judy Dunec; one granddaughter, Rosemary Slate; and two sisters: Dorothy Risen and onna Taylor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford for over fifty years. Services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Reverend Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Garens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2006, and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 10, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Sturgill – Patricia Ann Sturgill of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on November 16, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Rufo Ermel and Mary Virginia (Waldon) Rowe. Surviving are two sons: Jackie Don Webster and Brian Keith Webster, both of Bloomington, IN; one brother, John E. Rowe of Oolitic, IN; four grandchildren: Josh, Ashley and Donnie Webster, all of Bloomington, IN, and Jackie Arthur of Greene County, IN; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson. She was a stock handler at Wal-Mart and a member of the Mountainview Baptist Church. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

09/05/06


Eckensberger – Louise Cornwell Eckensberger of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Plainfield Health Care Center in Plainfield, IN. Born on November 10, 1909, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of James Floyd and Fleta (Cornwell) Menaugh. She married J. Franklin "Hank" Enckensberger on July 2, 1932, and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1977. Surviving are one daughter, Kay Blevins and husband, Jack, of Plainfield, IN; one sister, Ida Sylvester of Bunnell, FL; five grandchildren: Stephen Blevins and wife, Stephanie, of Plainfield, IN, Scott Blevins and wife, Angela, of Plainfield, IN, Linnea Martin and husband, Walter, of Norwalk, CA, Greg Eckensberger and wife, Christina, of Norwalk, CA, and Tina Durflinger and husband, Bruce, of Downey, CA; nine great-grandchildren: Justin, Austin, Alexis and Jackson Blevins, all of Plainfield, IN, Tahnee Martin, Deanna Durflinger, Sabrina, Greg and Marina Eckensberger, all of California; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Alan Eckensberger, and his wife, Olivia; and two sisters: Virginia Lee Arnold and Fay Ellen Menaugh. She was employed in Lawrence County with the Selective Service until it closed after World War II. She then became Executive Secretary of the American Red Cross for eight years. She then worked with the Lawrence County Welfare Department as a child welfare caseworker and interim director, retiring after twenty-three years of service. She was voted Indiana Caseworker of the Year by her peers of the Indiana Caseworkers' Association in 1974. She was a member of the Class of 1928 of the Bedford High School. She was an active member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, the Forensic Forum, Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority of Bedford, and the John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters' of the American Revolution, having served as Regent. She had also served on the boards of the Lawrence County American Red Cross, Mental Health and the Executive Board of the Council for the Aging. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Pastors Ron Mercer of Plainfield, IN, and Margaret Pruden of Mitchell, IN, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, September 10, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, 139 North Eighth Street, Mitchell, IN, 47446.

09/04/06


Fitzgerald – Fern Fitzgerald of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 4, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 17, 1920, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of ennis and Della Mae (Sheetz) Mayfield. She married William Fitzgerald on May 6, 1961, and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1988. Surviving are two step-sons: Vic Fitzgerald of Bedford, IN, and William Michael Fitzgerald of Long Beach, CA; two step-daughters, Jennifer Moors of Bell Flower, CA, and Victoria Fitzgerald of Long Beach, CA; one brother, Beryl Mayfield of Ellettsville, IN; nine step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Forrest Glenn Mayfield; and two sisters: Bernice Mayfield and Lorene Holsapple. She had worked at General Motors, retiring in 1979 after thirty years of service as a production worker. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Turner – Loretta Lynn Turner of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 4, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on June 14, 1970, in Franklin, IN, she was the daughter of Larry Jerome Stancombe and Connie (Crouch) Abrams. She married Terry Turner on July 12, 1997, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Levi Terrell, two daughters: Taylor and Tyra Turner, all at home; her mother and step-father, John Abrams, of Unionville, IN; four sisters: Tana Bundy, Lana Wray and husband, Joe, Cindy Eads, and Wendy England, all of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Larry Stancombe of Bloomington, IN; one step-sister, Jennifer Porter of Spencer, IN; one step-brother, Scott Abrams and wife, Julie, of Bloomington, IN; nine nieces, six nephews, her mother- and father-in-law, Sue and Ted Turner; an one sister-in-law, Tressy Silvers and husband, Cory. She was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents, Thomas Sr. and Pearl Crouch; one uncle, Donald Ray Crouch and one aunt, Almira Crouch. She was the director of the Crossroads Daycare Center in Bedford. She was a member of the Class of 1988 of the Bloomington North High School and of the Crossroads Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursay, September 7, 2006, at the Crossroads Church in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in the Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer, IN. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, September 7, 2006, at the Crossroads Church in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Crossroads Daycare.

09/03/06


Flora – Frank Flora of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at his residence. Born on April 16, 1941, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Shirley and Grace (Reynolds) Flora. He married Sharon Ruth Bowden on February 12, 1962, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Shelly Osborne and husband, Kevin, of Orleans, IN; one brother, Shirley Flora of French Lick, IN; two sisters: Genevieve Dalton of Orleans, IN, and Henrietta Slaten of Mitchell, IN; and two granddaughters: Miranda Heyer and husband, Johnathon, of Greenwood, IN, and Destiny Osborne of Orleans, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Norma Henderson. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane. He was a member of the Class of 1959 of the Mitchell High School. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM an the First Christian Church in Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. Goldsboro – Mary Alice Goldsboro of Oklahoma City, OK, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, in Oklahoma City, OK. Born on July 11, 1918, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest T. and Eva M. (Johnson) McBride. She married Fred Goldsboro and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Gary Goldboro and wife, Rachelle, of Yukon, OK; one sister, Ayna Beasley of Sharon, PA; two grandchildren: Kristin and Gary Jr., Cyndi Midleton and husband, Matt; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Goldsboro; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mildred O'Niel; and son, Fred Goldsboro, Jr. She was a bookkeeper in the insurance industry and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford for seventy-six years. She was an active member of the Indiana Business and Professional Women's Club. In November, 1994, she moved to Oklahoma City, OK. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Interment will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, IN. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home in Yukon, OK. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Hutton – Russell Dean Hutton of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at his residence. Born on January 7, 1930, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Herschel Hutton and Mary "Nina" (Isom) Oexman. He first married Wanda Maxine (Greer) Hutton on December 30, 1947, and she preceded him in death. He later married Janet Cummings Lawson on September 3, 1995, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Gary Hutton and wife, Pat, of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Luke Lawson and wife, Stephanie, of Bedford, IN; one stepdaughter, Tammy Harrell and husband, Rocky, of Bedford, IN; two grandsons: Darren Hutton and wife, Dana, of Bedford, and Kevin Hutton and wife, Elizabeth, of McCordsville, IN; two granddaughters: Lindsay McCoy and husband, Marshall, of Lafayette, IN, and Abby Anderson of Indianapolis, IN; four step-grandchildren: Calvin Lawson, Scarlett Lawson, Greg Harrell and Thomas Harrell; five great-grandchilren: Crage, Joseph, Kenney, Keaton and Logan Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Vicky Neal, and one brother, Herschel Hutton. He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force. He was a retired construction supervisor for Indiana Bell. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, the Telephone Pioneers and the Elks Club. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Spice Valley Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Englewood Baptist Church building fund. Miles – Mary B. (Suzy) Miles of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN. Born on July 8, 1921, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Roy F. and Helen Virginia (Tyndall) Snow. She married Kenneth W. Miles on October 15, 1966, and he survives. Also surviving are one granddaughter, Jacqueline M. Rosen and husband, Mike, of Carmel, IN; three great-grandchildren: Jaren Owen and Marin Rosen, all of Carmell, IN; one son-in-law, Jack Edwards of Avon, IN; and one niece, Joleen Cigut of Florence, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Marihelen Edwards; her first husband, Wayne Massy; and one brother, Joseph Snow. She retired from Indiana Bell Telephone in 1980 after thirty-four years of service. She was a fifty-year plus member of the First Baptist Church, lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of American, past officer of the United Way and Board of Directors. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2006, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Kregg Burris officiating. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Alzheimer's Association.

09/02/06


Bruhy – Michael Lee Bruhy of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 2, 2006, at his residence. Born on March 25, 1972, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Frederick Lee and Toni (Henderson) Bruhy. Surviving are his mother of Bedford, IN, his father and wife, Anna, of Springville, IN; one brother, Martin Bruhy of Bedford, IN; one sister, Michelle Alcorn and husband, Brock, of Bedford, IN; one half-brother, Robert Bruhy and wife, Susan, of Missouri; two half-sisters: Rhonda Kleiner and husband, Gary, of Massachusetts, and Carol Niles of Maine; two nephews: Zachary and Aden Bruhy of Bedford, IN; and two nieces: Elysah and Cloe Alcorn. He was employed by Cosners Ice Company as a delivery driver. He was a member of the Class of 1990 of the Bloomington High School North and a graduate of Purdue University. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Fayetteville Baptist Church in Fayetteville, IN, with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Nathan Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Holbert – June D. Holbert of Indianapolis, IN, died Saturday, September 2, 2006, at her residence. Born on August 28, 1929, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles Pipher and Nellie (Cicel) Pipher. She married Paul "Bill" Holbert and he preceded her in death in 1988. Surviving are two daughters: Rita Randolph and husband, William, of Indianapolis, IN, and Kathy Souders and husband, John, of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren: Jerry Humerickhouse, Jeff Arnold, Tricia Bennett and Todd Patton; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and two brothers. She worked for Extruded Alloy in Bedford, IN, for twenty-three years. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford, IN. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesay, September 5, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society.

09/01/06


Abel – Julia Abel of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on August 14, 1916, in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Julia (Blaskieweiz) Jarecki. She married Walter T. Abel and he preceded her in death in 1985.

Surviving are one son, Tom Abel and companion, Emile, of Richmond, MI; three grandchildren: Jennifer Johnson, Tommy Abel and Patrick Abel, all of Michigan; and one great-grandson, Anthony Johnson of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Margaret, in infancy in 1948.

She was a veteran of the United States Army. She had been a sales clerk at Kresge's Department Store in Bedford, IN. She had also worked at the Three Pigs Restaurant in Bedford. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. A rosary service will be at 7:00 p.m.

Chase – Ivan Neal Chase of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at the Bloomington, Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on April 27, 1920, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Thomas H. and Effie L. (Henderson) Chase. He first married Jane A. Kaney and she preceded him in death. He later married Betty J. Medlock Perry and she also preceded him in death. He then married Evelyn Miller Orr and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Sandra Kay Brozowski of Georgia and Linda Lee Anderson of Bloomington, IN; one step-son, Mark Perry of Bedford, IN; three step-daughters: Aimmie Marie Ravenna of Bedford, IN, Shellie Boruff of Bloomington, IN, and Elaine Brown; one sister, Blanche Scherschel of Bloomington, IN; four grandchilren, ten step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. He retired after forty-two years of service from the Bedford National Bank. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bedford, the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, IN, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, 40 & 8.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 4, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Bob Dailey officiating. Entombment will follow in the Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Gardner – Rae Anne Gardner of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on May 26, 1951, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Ray and Elizabeth Anne (Chastain) Tapp.

Surviving are one brother, Philip Tapp of Bloomington, IN, one sister, Kitty Brim of Indianapolis, IN, and her companion, Gary Gaiser of Bedford, IN.

She was a legal secretary and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Auxiliary, the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, the Eagles Lodge and a former member of the Bedford Elks Lodge.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pat Blyeth officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Pruett – Carl Pruett of Huron, IN, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN. Born on December 23, 1935, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of Homer and Gertrude (Terrell) Pruett. He married Wanda Sue King on February 2, 1965, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Trent Pruett and wife, Becky, of Huron, IN; two grandchildren: Emma Rose and Justin Bruce Pruett; two sisters: Mary Wigley of Mitchell, IN, and Carolyn Cooper of Paoli, IN; and one brother, Clifford Pruett of Campbellsburg, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Elza Jackson Pruett and Gordon Dale Pruett.

He had been employed at Extruded Alloys, Lawrence County Highway Department and Mitchell Crushed Stone. He was a member of the Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church and Tri-County Antique Farm Machinery Association.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Pastor Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonds Chapel Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Rick Wigley, Randy Wigley, Bill Wigley, Richard Hopkins, on Terry and Tim Terry. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Stultz – Ralph Garland Stultz of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at his residence. Born on July 24, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Raymond and Eula (Jackson) Stults. He married Patty L. Wagoner on August 19, 1950, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Lyman G. Stultz and wife, Lisa, of Bedford, IN; two daughters: Roxana Oliver and husband, Sunny, of Bedford, IN, and Charity Avera and husband, David, of Missouri City, TX; and two sisters: Reva Stipp and husband, Raymond, and Janice McPike and husband, Jerry, all of Bedford, IN; grandchildren: Luke and Lauren Stultz Ashley and Allison Oliver, Connor, Dalton and Brock Avera; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Jean Stultz of Columbus, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Stultz.

He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1952. He was a member of the Class of 1947 of the Shawswick High School. He retired from Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1988. He served an apprenticeship in drafting at Indiana Limestone Company. He later worked as a certified engineering technician at NWSC Crane until his retirement in 1988. He was one of the founders of the Hillcrest Christian Church in 1966. He and his wife, Patty, opened their home for church services for the first six months. They then moved to the parsonage in 1967 and held services there until 1970 when they move into the current church, which Ralph designed. He was an active member of the Hillcrest Christian Church for forty years and served as an elder from 1966 until 1988.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Gary Cornwell and Ralph's nephew, Dan Stipp, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville, IN. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, September 6, 2006.

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