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Obituaries 2007 – 03 (March)

3/28/2007

Sobiech — Andrew J. Sobiech, 74, 503 Southwood Drive, Bedford, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday at his residence. He was born April 15, 1932, in Two Rivers, Wis., the son of Julius and Rosie (Seufert) Sobiech. He married Margaret I. McCaig on Oct. 10, 1959, and she survives. He was a graduate of Marquette School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis., with the class of 1960. He was a civil engineer for Naval Weapons Support Center-Crane, retiring in 1987; and was a flight instructor and airport manager at Virgil I. Grissom Airport in Bedford. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Surviving with his wife, Margaret L. Sobiech of Bedford are one daughter, Mary Ann Barrett and husband Brad of Richmond; three sons: Stephen J. Sobiech and wife Kathleen of Bloomington, Paul A. Sobiech and wife Karin of Denver, Colo., and Michael J. Sobiech of Bowling Green, Ky.; seven grandchildren: Andrew Barrett and Erin Barrett, Richmond, Helen, Joseph and John Paul Sobiech, Bloomington, and Eli and Ian Sobiech, Denver, Colo.; three sisters: Sally Bradley, Eleanore Finnel and Marie Hayes, all of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Anya Sobiech in 2000 and his parents. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. The family will receive friends after the funeral service at the Sobiech home, 503 Southwood Drive, Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford

3/27/2007

Womack — Shirley W. Womack, 66, Plaza Drive, Bedford, died at 6:44 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born March 10, 1941, in Munford, Ala., she was the daughter of Joseph and Silena (Goodwin) Watts. She was a beautician at Jackie’s Beauty Shop in Bedford. She was a member of Cornerstone Worship Center in Bedford. She was the 20th patient to receive a lung transplant at the University of Alabama in 1993. She always encouraged people to be organ donors. Survivors include three daughters: Sheila Wright, Brenda Scott and husband Philip and Anita Watson, all of Bedford; one son Joseph Godsey and wife Missy of Mitchell; three sisters: Francis Morris, Rutledge, Ala., Lois Ruth Blackerby, Peidmont, Ala., and Becky Ashley, Talladega, Ala.; two brothers: Melvin Watts, Munford, Ala. and Lester Watts, Talladega, Ala.; and nine grandchildren: Steve Wright Jr., Joshua Wright, Nathan Wright, Stephanie Wright, Johnathan Henderix, Jessica Henderix, Joey Godsey, Abigail Scott and Catherine Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lowell Watts; and one sister, Patricia Watts. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Worship Center, 4045 Old State Road 37 North, Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Cornerstone Worship Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

England — Lonnie L. England, 89, of Springville, died Monday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Margaret V. (Caves) England; four sons: William “Pete” England, Bloomington, Wayne England, Springville, Phillip Dean England, Watford City, N.D., and Russell England, Bloomington; three daughters: Rosie Cole and Diana Burch, both of Springville, and Janice Eddy, Bloomington; one sister, Juanita Pruett, Worthington; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington with the Rev. Don English officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sobiech — Andrew Sobiech, 75, Southwood Drive, Bedford, died at noon Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

3/26/2007

Slaven — Sue E. Slaven, 74, Mitchell, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital. Born Nov. 3, 1932, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Grace (Collier) Bales. She married Leonard R. Slaven Dec. 31, 1963, and he preceded her in death Oct. 31, 1997. She retired from Naval Weapons Support Center-Crane. She was a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Scott Slaven, Bloomington; a daughter, Amy Slaven, Bloomington; and granddaughters, Alexandra and Britney Slaven. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Byron Slaven; and a brother, Nelson Bales. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Scott Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

3/23/2007

Karr — Violet Mae Karr, 86, Grissom Avenue, Mitchell, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at her residence. Born April 21, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leslie and Lucy (Phillips) Cooper. She married James E. Karr on June 12, 1941, and he preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School and was a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell, where she taught Sunday School for over 20 years. She was a homemaker and also owned and operated Karr’s Laundromat in Mitchell. Survivors include two sons, Jim Karr and wife Reedie and Bob Karr, all of Mitchell; one daughter, Connie Williams and husband Jim of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, John Lynch of Mitchell; one sister-in-law, Mary Lois Busick of Orleans; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Karr of Mooresville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Danny Joe Karr; one brother, Winfred Cooper; and two sisters, Katheryn Hedrick and Lucy Lynch. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Mitchell with Pastor Josh Brumfield and Pastor Billy Hostettler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell; and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice in Mitchell.

Flinn — Ralph T. Flinn, 62, Fifth Street, Orleans, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County. Born March 26, 1944, in Mooresville, he was the son of Opal W. and Marian (Alice) Flinn. He married Shirley Miller on May 21, 1975, in Bedford, and she survives. He was a retired truck driver with Rumpke, Hoosier Disposal and Smitty Trucking in Bloomington. Surviving with his wife, Shirley Flinn of Orleans are one son, Thomas Flinn and wife Holly of Bloomington; two stepchildren, Roy Dowling of Bedford and Angela Stiffler of Mitchell; three brothers, Robert Flinn and Billy Flinn, both of Bedford, and Paul Flinn of Mitchell; and five sisters, Norma Albright, Bonnie Parker and Phyllis White, all of Mitchell, Anna Long of Spencer and Helen Koontz of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenny Flinn; and two sisters, Barbara Jean Flinn and Linda Lou Flinn. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

3/22/2007

Stigall — Frank E. Stigall, 73, Bedford, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Born March 24, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elmer and Gertrude Winifred “Winnie” (Strunk) Stigall. He married Jacqueline Bruner on June 23, 1989, and she survives. He retired from the limestone industry after over 50 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church, V.F.W. and the Leesville Cedar Lodge No. 161 F&AM. Surviving with his wife, Jacqueline of Bedford; are two daughters: Eugenia (Gina) Gooch and Tina Reagan and husband Charles all of Leander, Texas; one son, Anthony (Tony) Stigall of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Michelle Taylor of Bloomington; one stepson, Jason Carlile of Greene County; grandchildren: Jennifer Gaffron and husband Zeke of Colorado, Bobby Jones of Houston, Texas, Courtney Jones, Joshua Reagan and wife Karli of Cedar Park, Texas, Jessica Reagan, Alex Reagan and Crystal Stigall all of Leander, Texas; stepgrandchildren: Cherrice Taylor, Patrick Taylor and Tracy Taylor II, all of Greene County, Cora Taylor of Bloomington, Noah and Sidney Carlile both of Bedford; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Dick Stigall and wife Donna Faye of Bedford; two sisters: Christine Ritchey and Barbara McFadden and husband Lloyd all of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and the mother of his children, Wilma Magnus of Crane. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Opal, Ted, Ollie, Tom and Hayden. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oolitic Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Saturday at the church. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday by members of the Leesville Cedar Lodge No. 161. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Frank at www.daycarter.com. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to the family to defray the funeral expenses.

Harger — Norma M. Harger, 79, of Box 121 Main Street, Owensburg, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospital. Born April 26, 1927 in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was the daughter of Clyde and Ruth (Falls) Harger. She had worked at the Buehler’s Buy-Low in Bedford and was a member of Owensburg Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Virginia Priddy of Owensburg; a nephew, Michael Gary Priddy of Owensburg; two great-nieces: Jenifer and Kimberly Priddy both of Bloomington and one great-nephew, Michael Priddy, Jr. of Owensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clyde; and one sister, Grace Curry. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in the Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary

Caswell — Emma J. Caswell, 78, 10449 Williams Road, Williams, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. She was born April 9, 1928, in Jackson County, the daughter of Ferd and Hazel (Nicholson) Rollins. She married Gilbert Caswell Jan. 30, 1949, and he preceded her in death Aug. 9, 2006. She had worked at McDonald’s and Long John Silvers restaurants in Bedford and was a homemaker. She was a member of Williams Bethel Church in Williams. Survivors include her daughter, Sally Bocock and husband Randy of Mitchell; two sons: Damon Caswell of Williams and Howard Caswell of Bedford; six grandchildren: Melinda Meadows, Vincennes, Howard Poll, Leipsic, Timothy Poll, Greenwich, Ohio, Howard Caswell Jr., Bedford, Ben Elliott Caswell, Bloomington and Nathan Smith, Aurora, Ill.; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Rollins, Seymour; and one sister, Vona Hutchinson, Norman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers and one sister. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Silverville Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Howard Caswell Jr. officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

3/20/2007

Ira, Jr. — William M. Ira Jr., 77, 711 Glendale Way, Bedford, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born May 16, 1929, in Bedford, he was the son of William M. Ira Sr. and Helen Anderson. He married Vonda McBride on April 8, 1949, and she died August 20, 1987. He later married Mary Louise Potts in 1993 and she preceded him in death on December 19, 2005. He was a retired stone cutter and a member of the Leesville Cedar Lodge No. 161 F&AM. Survivors include four children: Remona J. Koop and husband John of San Antonio, Texas, Frank S. Ira and wife Robin of Bedford, Nancy G. Arthur and husband Robin of Springville, and Rosanna F. “Rosie” Roach and husband, Scott of Bedford; grandchildren: John Koop, Pam Stone, Robin Lemieux, David Ira, Joshua Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Daniel Anderson, Rick Sims, Tiana Caraway, Jessica B. Arthur-Craig, Rebecca L. Knight, Michael Roach, Steven Roach, Kevin Roach and Jennifer Roach; 17 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Sharon Ludwig of Mitchell, Carolyn Sue McCory of Brownstown, Mary Ann Mann of Freetown and Kathy Griffin of Brownstown. He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; one brother, Harold; one sister, Winnie; and one grandson, Kyle W. Davis. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday by members of the Leesville Cedar Lodge No. 161 and Bedford Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

3/16/2007

Scott — Edythe Paulina Scott, 95, StoneBridge, formerly of Bailey Scales Road, Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born June 28, 1911, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry Ellsworth and Mary Frances (Royal) Goodman. She married Henry Thomas Scott on Feb. 23, 1935, in Shoals, and he preceded her in death in April of 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include three sons, Dr. David Scott of Shelly, Idaho, Thomas E. Scott of Veedersburg, and Howard Scott of Bedford; two daughters, Sharon Yvonne “Bonnie” Robbins of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Sandra Flake of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five sisters, Crystle Gwendolyn Meadows, Lacel Deloris Fine, Eva Joy Pruett, Elva Glodena Stafford, and Dolly in infancy; and three grandchildren, Crystal Robbins, Toby Flake and Danen Scott. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bedford with Elder David Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Workman — Violet M. Workman, 83, a resident of White River Lodge, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at her residence. Born July 29, 1923, in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Rhue and Nellie (Roberts) Jackson. She married David Workman on September 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1989. She was a hairdresser and owner of Century Beauty Shop in Bloomfield retiring in 1989. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her niece, Sue Franklin of Bloomington; her nephew, Dennis V. Sargent of Bedford; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Catherine Sargent; and one brother, Vernon Jackson. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Owensburg Cemetery with Pastor Jon Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow. No calling hours are scheduled. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Violet at www.daycarter.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary

3/15/2007

Slinkard — Wanda Slinkard Starr, 61, Stoneway Drive, Bedford, died at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday at the Indiana University Medical Center, in Indianapolis. She was born July 14, 1945, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Clyde and Goldie L. (Wilkerson) Grubb. She married Robert Slinkard on Jan. 12, 1963, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1986. She married John W. Starr on May 7, 1987, in Louisville, Ky., and he survives. She graduated from Bedford High School and was an active member of First Assembly of God Church. She was owner and office manager of Stone City Steel and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John W. Starr of Bedford; one daughter, Bobbi Haverly and husband Steve of Bedford; two sons: Brian Slinkard and wife Tina; and Brent Slinkard, all of Bedford; six grandchildren: Heidi Haverly, Holli Haverly, Heidi Blevins, Devin Wilkerson, Brayden Wilkerson and Brooklyn Wilkerson; one sister, Priscilla Harrell and husband Max of Bedford; two nieces: Pam Walton and Kelly Talbott; one nephew, Ronnie Harrell; and several great nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 10 a.m. Saturday at the church

3/14/2007

Leatherman — Henry D. “Sonny” Leatherman, 67, Mitchell, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday at his residence. Born Feb. 10, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Carl and Lucille (Hopkins) Leatherman. He married Elsie Grissom March 9, 1965, and she preceded him in death Feb. 21, 1989. He retired from Paoli Inc. Survivors include one son, Mark Leatherman and wife Maxine of Mitchell; one daughter, Anna Leatherman, Mitchell; stepdaughter, Louise Davis, Mitchell; stepson, Bernard Tolbert, Mitchell; brothers: Gerald Leatherman, Jack Leatherman and Tony Leatherman, all of Mitchell, Jerry Leatherman, Orleans, Don Leatherman, Williams, Dan Leatherman, Tunnelton, and Terry Leatherman, Paoli; sisters: Wanda Holt, Judy Jones, Sheila Leatherman and Vickie Pridemore, all of Mitchell, Carolyn Terrell, Tunnelton and Joyce Babcock, Paoli; grandchildren: Troy, Kayla, Sarah, Zachary, Blaine and Shaina; step grandchildren: Annie, Kayla, J.T., Linda, Dawn and Ray; and six step-great-grandchildren. His parents; wife; brothers: Jim, Herald and Ricky Leatherman; and sister, Angela Leatherman, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

3/12/2007

Wigley — Janice Sue (Martin) Wigley of 504 H Street, Bedford, died at 4:16 p.m. on Friday at Westview Manor. Born March 7, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John E. and Grace Ellen (Asbury) Martin. She worked for RCA and was a homemaker. She was a member of Free Methodist Church in Bedford. She loved knitting, making hats for children of St. Jude, gardening and camping. She lived in Iran during the fall of the Shaw. She first married Jack Taylor, she later married Frank H. Wigley Sr. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2006. Survivors include one daughter Deborah Ann (Taylor) Widgeon and husband Troy of Tennessee; two sons Michael B. Taylor of Bedford; Gregory D. Taylor and wife Michelle of Bedford; one stepson Frank Wigley Jr. and his wife Katie of Bedford; one sister Carol Ann Aston of Florida; five grandchildren, Mark K. Medaris II of Tennessee, Robyn M. Nelson of Georgia, Frank H. Wigley III, John Wigley and William Wigley, all of Bedford, Benjamin Taylor and Garrett Taylor of Bedford, and Bobby Bandi Jr. of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Moon Avery, Seth Hunter, and Ali Marie; special nieces and nephews, Lesley Aston of Florida, Deanna Billings and husband Bill of Florida, and Shannon Fortner and wife Donna of Bedford; and one brother-in-law, Ernie Hall of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter Tammara Sue Taylor; one sister, Connie J. Hall; and one brother-in-law William Adelbert Wigley. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Clarence Brown, Pastor Ronnie McLain and Chaplain Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

3/11/2007

Wathen — Betty V. Wathen, 77, Bedford, died at 7:23 p.m. Thursday at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood. Born Oct. 28, 1929, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Albert B. Sr. and Murietta (Toliver) Brendel. She married Leonard Wathen on Sept. 9, 1950, in Morganfield, Ky., and he survives. She worked at Hooks Drug Store for 17 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and the American Red Cross; and a member of the Ladies of Columbus, having served as president and treasurer. Surviving with her husband, Leonard Wathen of Bedford, are three daughters, Kathleen S. Foster and husband Dennis of Cumming, Ga., Vicki L. Wathen of Bedford, and Rebecca L. Murphy and husband Brian of Ooltewah, Tenn.; two sons, James L. Wathen of Huntsville, Ala., and Michael R. Wathen of Evansville; four granddaughters, Heather A. Justen and husband Keith of Spring Grove, Ill., Tracey White and husband Isaac of Rock Springs, Ga., Angie Rogers and husband Adam of Ringgold, Ga., and Shauna L. Foster of Normal, Ill.; and two great-granddaughters, Maddie and Allie Justen of Spring Grove, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Wilma Mitchell, Alma Jean Egan and Carol J. Vaughn; and one brother, Albert B. Brendel Jr. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Barlow — Billy Joe “Bill” Barlow, 72, Santa Claus, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 27, 1934, in Mitchell, he was the son of Solomon Jesse and Margie Belle (Hancock) Barlow. He married Rachel Lynne Yates Sept. 14, 1956, and she survives. He was a member of the Mitchell Business Community and owner of Barlow Insurance since 1973. Bill was in the insurance industry his entire professional life. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a 60-year member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, and for the past several years a member of the Mount Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus, and Gideons International. Surviving with the wife, Rachel L. Barlow of Santa Claus are one daughter, Cynthia J. Mullis and husband William of Mitchell; two sons, Brent H. Barlow and wife Laura of Mitchell and Paul H. Barlow and wife Julie of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Christopher and Cassandra Mullis, Brent Allen and Marcus Hayden Barlow, and Clay, Caroline and David Barlow; a sister, Helen Marie Schmidt, Brooks, Alberta; a brother, John David Barlow of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents; an infant daughter, Elizabeth Belle Barlow; a sister, Alice Westerfield; and a brother, Kenneth Barlow, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with Brother Ron Moyer, Brother Wayne Jenkins and Brother Mike Collins officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Christian Church Cemetery at Santa Claus at 4 p.m. EDT, with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Clark — Malcolm “Wally” Clark Jr., 64, 202 E. Frank Street, Mitchell, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1943, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Malcolm E. and Betty (Mobley) Clark Sr. He married Beverly A. Overton Dec. 11, 1977, and she survives. He was a satellite television technician. He was a lifetime member and past president of White River Bowhunters and a member of the Outdoor Sportsman Club in Mitchell. Surviving with the wife, Beverly A. Clark of Mitchell, are children, Kristin Stalker and husband William of Beaverton, Ore., Ariana Hobbs of Mitchell, Carrie Burton and husband David Jr. of Mitchell, Sabrina Clark, Malcolm W. Clark and Beverly Clark, all of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Jade and Tatiana Stalker, Sy and Rylee Hobbs, Gavin Burton and Alexzander Clark. His parents and brother, James F. Clark Sr., preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. March 17 at the residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Wigley — Janice Sue “Corky” (Martin) Wigley, 68, of Bedford, died at 4:16 p.m. on Friday at Westview Manor. She worked for RCA and was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Ann (Taylor) Widgeon of Tennessee; two sons, Michael B. Taylor and Gregory D. Taylor, both of Bedford; and one sister, Carol Ann Aston of Florida. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

3/9/2007

Kimbley — Bill Kimbley, 85, Old Buddha Road, Bedford, died at 7:35 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Born July 15, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Trues and Hazel (McKnight) Kimbley. He married Lillian “Stubbie” Lee on Dec. 24, 1945, in Bedford, and she survives. He was an iron worker and farmer, retiring from McIntyre’s in 1985. He was a member of the White River Baptist Church and Ironworkers Union Local No. 70, in Louisville. Surviving with his wife, Lillian Kimbley of Bedford, are one daughter, Cheryl Mills-Younger and husband Steve of Mitchell; two sons, Steve Kimbley and wife Terri of Bedford, and Kevin Kimbley and wife Jennifer of Mitchell; seven grandchildren, Chad Mills, Lori Cobb, Kristi Horton, Kelli Geier, Holly Kimbley, Heather Figg and Trey Kimbley; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Childers and Betty Wilcox, both of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Kimbley; and another brother, Jerry Kimbley, who died in infancy. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the White River Baptist Church Cemetery in Buddha, where burial will follow. There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Baptist Church, 7705 Tunnelton Road, Bedford, IN 47421 or Hoosier Uplands Hospice, 1500 W. Main Street, Mitchell, IN 47446. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Johnson — Eric Ross Johnson, 47, of Bedford, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Monday with his daughter, Emily, in an airplane crash. Born Jan. 22, 1960, in Cedar Rapids, he was the son of Richard and Joyce Rathke Johnson. Survivors are his mother, Joyce Johnson of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Roxanne Wigen of Hutchinson, Minn.; and two brothers, Kim Johnson of Cedar Rapids and Mark Johnson of Circle Pines, Minn. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard. The Service is at 1 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Parker Knoll and the Rev. Jonathan Offt officiating. Burial will be Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Please leave a message or tribute to the Johnson family on the Web page www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.

Stultz — Gregory C. Stultz, 60, of 16 P Street, Bedford, died at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born December 15, 1946, in Lawrence County, he was the son of D. Celee and Eva (Morrow) Stultz. He was a professional musician and a member the First Baptist Church. He graduated from the Bedford High School with the class of 1964. He graduated from dental tech school in 1966 as a dental technician. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his mother, Eva, of Bedford; one aunt, Emily (Flynn) Fields of Phoenix, Ariz.; cousins, Patty Heffner of Brazil, Mark Morrow and Jay Morrow both of Columbus, Ohio, Kirby Morrow of South Carolina, Kathy Stemm of Brazil, John Morrow of Ohio, Carl Von Morrow and Denny Morrow both of Zenia, Ohio, and Edwina Glick of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Morrow; and his paternal great grandmother, Molly May. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

3/8/2007

Hallagan — Marie E. Hallagan Wampler, 89, Mitchell, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Richardson. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Steuben County, she was the daughter of Glen and Elta Carol (Urey) Myers. She married James Harold Hallagan, June 9, 1940, and he preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1951. She then married Harold Wampler July 17, 1954, and he preceded her in death July 26, 1976. She worked at the Indiana University Health Center as a registered nurse, X-ray technician and laboratory technician. She retired in 1980 with 36 years of service. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bloomington and a former member of Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include daughters: Carol Hallagan Richardson and husband Jim of Mitchell and Patricia Jo Hallagan Prough of Walnut Creek, Calif.; son, Daniel Wampler of Bloomington; nine grandchildren: Kimberly Richardson Smith and husband Jerry of Mitchell, Kelly Richardson Tyree and husband Jack of Mitchell, Michael Richardson and wife Holly of Bedford, Jeanette Prough Albertson and husband Jeff of Bedford, Catherine Prough Avila and husband Raphael of Imperial, Calif., Craig Prough and wife Jana of Tampa, Fla., Michael Prough and wife Yvonne of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Scott Prough and Bradley Wampler, both of Bloomington; 19 great-grandchildren including Amy, Darcy and Ryan Avila, Roger, James, and Allison Prough, Kevin and Eric Prough, David and Sarah Smith, Rob and Nick Tyree and Heather, Patrick and Hannah Richardson; half brothers: Roger Myers of Auburn and Robert Alan Myers of Ohio; and half sister, Sophia Gaye Rosal of Maryland. Her parents; husbands; brothers: Wayne Myers and Harold Myers; sister, Wilma Nichols; half sister, Marcia Skinner; and half brother, Preston Myers, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Max Timbrook officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Stultz — Gregory C. Stultz, 60, of 16 P Street, Bedford, died at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was a professional musician and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his mother, Eva, of Bedford; one aunt, and several cousins. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the mortuary.

3/7/2007

Dossen — Rose Dossen, 88, Chicago, died Feb. 17, at her residence. Born Feb. 16, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank and Mattie (Schobon) Dossen. She was a 1936 graduate of Bedford High School and was of the Roman Catholic faith. She was a dental hygienist and served in the U.S. Army Women’s Corps during World War II. Survivors include three sisters: Ann Lancaster of Casopolis, Mich., Margie Miller of Bradenton, Fla., and Eva Chase of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Katie, Lucy and Mary Smith, and two brothers: John and Joseph Dossen. Private graveside rites will be held at Green Hill Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford

Johnson — Emily A. Johnson, 8, 2711 Eastern Ave., Bedford, died at 10:38 a.m. Monday as the result of injuries sustained in an airplane accident. Born Feb. 16, 1999, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Eric R. and Beth (Harnasch) Johnson. She was a first grade student at Parkview Primary School in Bedford. She was a member of the Limestone Girls Club and attended Calvary Lutheran Church. Survivors include her mother, Beth Johnson of Bedford; her grandmother, Vivian Pace of Bedford; one aunt, LeeAnn Abner of Bedford; and cousins: Ryan and Jessica Draper of Bedford. A private family service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Hallagan— Marie E. Hallagan Wampler, 89, Mitchell, formerly of Bloomington, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell

3/6/2007

Fitzpatrick — James D. Fitzpatrick, 72, Bloomington, died at 12:41 a.m. Sunday at Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 17, 1935, in Washington, he was the son of James and Marguerite (Enkoff) Fitzpatrick. He was a musician. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s of Music degrees from Indiana University. He was a 50-year member and organist at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford. He taught music for 40 years, mostly in Lawrence County. He was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include one sister, Mary Fitzpatrick of Bloomington; two cousins, Shirley Walter Wuertz of Atlanta, Ga. and Felma Bennett of Bloomington; and several other cousins. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Christian Cemetery in Washington. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from noon until the service on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be considered to the James D. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund in care of the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarship Foundation

Fields — Maddox Amil Fields, infant son of Amil and Brooke (Ray) Fields died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Survivors include his parents, Amil and Brooke of Bedford; siblings, Kaily and Tyron Fields both at home; maternal grandparents, Greg and Linda Ray of Springville; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Karen Fields of Ohio; maternal great-grandparents, Martha Phillips of Springville and Joe and Sally Ray of Seymour; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Fields of Bedford; aunts and uncles: Brittany and Matt Olson of Springville, Josh and Heidi Gillihan of Bedford, and Rob and Trisha Fields of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents and one great uncle. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney Reynolds officiating. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary

3/5/2007

Stultz — Nancy A. Stultz, 54, died at her residence on Feb. 21. She worked in medical records for Bloomington Hospital. Surviving is one brother, Charles E. Stultz of Vinton, Va.; two nieces, three great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery with Brother Bud Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

3/4/2007

Stultz — Nancy A. Stultz, 54, of Bedford, died at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford

Rightley — Helen E. Rightley, 87, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Bloomington Hospital. Born Sept. 6, 1919, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Phipps) Coots. She married Raymond C. Rightley April 17, 1937, and he preceded her in death May 23, 1996. She attended high school in Orleans, was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons, Edward Rightley and his wife, Judith, of Sellersburg, Ronald Rightley and his wife, Martha, of New Albany, Dale Rightley and his wife, Chieta, of Bloomington and Joseph Rightley of Sellersburg; her daughter, Mary Meadows, and her husband, Michael, of Taylorsville; one sister, Mary Alice Mann of Orleans; one brother, Lester Coots, of Dickinson, Texas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; brothers Ernest, Louis, Charles and Clarence Coots; and sister Edith Coots preceded her in death. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

3/3/2007

Stevenson — Mary Kathryn Stevenson, 89, 71 Brick St., Springville, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday at her residence. Born April 13, 1917, in Williams, she was the daughter of Floyd and Clara (Gee) Clements. She married William Warren Stevenson, and he preceded her in death in May 1979. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Springville Christian Church. Survivors include one son, William Michael Stevenson and wife Elaine of Springville; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Ward Clements, and one sister, Marjorie Allen. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.

Tincher — Ronny E. Tincher, 74, Mitchell, passed away at 8:17 a.m. Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1933, in Mitchell, he was the son of Edward Mathieu and the former Mary Ada Tincher. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. He retired from International Harvester and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 862 F&AM. Survivors include one son, Gary Eugene Tincher and wife Delores of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Vicki Lynn Zellner and husband Mike and Rhonda Gwen Guy, all of Mitchell; his mother, Mary Ada Klingman, Mitchell; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His father and stepfather, Eugene Klingman, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be a 11 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Rightley — Helen Rightley, Mitchell, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell

3/2/2007

Medlock — Dr. Robert “Bob” W. Medlock, 83, Bedford, passed away Thursday. He was a man that embodied the values to duty, honor, integrity, respect, service, commitment and love. “I have nothing to prove, nothing to hide, hold no grudges and put my faith in God,” he used to say. It is with these thoughts that the family of Bob Medlock announces his passing. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, the 13th child of Jack and Emma (Smith) Medlock. He married Barbara Hammond on June 14, 1947. After graduation from Needmore High School in 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served on a combat aircrew, top turret gunner, in Navy Squadron VPB-139, Pat Wing Four on Attu, Aleutians Islands, with bombing missions over the Pacific Kurile Islands. After service he attended college on the GI Bill, graduating from Michigan State University with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1954. He returned to Lawrence County and, with his brother John, established the Northside Animal Hospital which became the Bedford Veterinary Medical Centre. Dr. Medlock practiced veterinary medicine in Lawrence and surrounding counties for 32 years. He retired from his veterinary practice in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Hammond Medlock; two sons, Stephen (Ricci-wife) Medlock, DVM of Bloomington and Jeffrey (Kate-wife) Medlock of Bedford; a daughter, Rebecca (Don-husband) Medlock Johnson of Bloomington; five grandsons, Tyson (Kristen-wife) Medlock, DVM of Lafayette, Tanner Medlock of Mitchell, Tate Medlock of Greenwood, Bradley Burns of Longmont, Colo., and Cpl. Cody Medlock, U.S. Marine Corps; three granddaughters, Ashley Medlock, U.S. Air Force, Emily Medlock of Bloomington, and Brigette Burns Doering of Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Cailey and Nick Doering of Bloomington; two brothers, identical twin John (Viola-wife) Medlock, DVM (retired) of Bedford and Charles (Sharon-wife) Medlock of Anderson; and two sisters, Charlotte Amick of Needmore and Barbara (Kermit-husband) Williams of Bedford. Uncle Bob will be missed by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack (1881-1949) and Emma (1884-1946); brothers, Lesta, Chester, and Hilbert; sisters, Vanna, Ina and Gleeda; and three infant sisters. He believed in the importance of family and included family members in his hobbies, which created wonderful memories of photography, fishing, gardening and flying. He received his private pilot license in 1960. Dr. Medlock served as a director of the Bedford Boys Club. He also served on the Bedford City Park Board. He served twice on the Lawrence County Tax Adjustment Board. In 1965, during the Lawrence County school reorganization, he was appointed member at large on the Interim Board of School Trustees, and he served as president of the board. He also served as president of the first elected School Board of Trustees of the North Lawrence School Corporation and served six-and-a-half years as a board member. He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church. He held memberships in Rotary, the Elks, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, the York Rite and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He is a member of the Murat Temple and a member of the LAORMA Shrine Club. He had life memberships in the American Legion Post No. 33, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 15015, and the Bedford Fraternal Order of Police, Stone City Lodge No. 94. He also held life memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Indiana State Veterinary Medical Association, and the 9th District AVMA. He was a member of the Needmore Alumni Association and served one year as president. In addition, he held a life membership in the Michigan State University Alumni Association. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dr. Medlock’s memory may be made to the White River Humane Society or Evangelistic Faith Missions. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with the Rev. Steven Manley officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 of the American Legion. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

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