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Obituaries – April 2014



April 30, 2014 Jerry F. Medlock Jan. 13, 1942 — April 27, 2014

Jerry F. Medlock, 72, of Bedford died at 9:42 p.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Jan. 13, 1942, in Orange County, he was the son of John and Ruth (Freed) Medlock. He married Carol Susan Wagner on March 19, 1988, and she survives.

He was an independent truck driver retiring in 1972 and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Other survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Medlock of Bedford; four sons, Matthew Medlock and wife Candice, Max Medlock and wife Lisa, and Terry Medlock and wife Barbara, all of Bedford, and Wayne Medlock and wife Murie of Saltillo; four granddaughters, Trinity Medlock, Shannon Patton, Tina Covey and Sandy Smith; and two grandsons, Dylan Medlock (unborn) and Timothy Medlock; two brothers, Jim and Robert Medlock; and three sisters, Carol Anne Collins, Mary Jane Kinser and Betty Jean Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donnie Medlock; a sister, Margaret Stewart and a grandson, Baby Ralph Medlock.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jerry at www.daycarter.com.

Rickie Ritchison

Jan. 31, 1948 —  March 30, 2014

Rickie Dale Ritchison, 66, Indianapolis, passed away in his beloved Indiana on March 30.

Born in Bedford on Jan. 31, 1948, he was the son of Robert Dale and Dorothy Helen (Clouse) Ritchison.

He was self employed and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Ric lived his life serving others with an eagerness to learn and a warm regard for all people.

He returned to Indiana in 1995 after over 20 years in San Diego, Calif.

Surviving are his wife, Debra Ritchison of Indianapolis; sons, Robert, Nathaniel and Jonathan Ritchison, all of San Diego, Calif.; and grandchildren, Pierce and Hadley Ritchison of San Diego.

His parents and brother, Ronnie Ritchison, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lawrenceport Cemetery with David George officiating.

Haverly Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Memorial Gifts: Indianapolis Veterans Administration. April 29, 2014 Burnetta Stout Feb. 17, 1917 — April 27, 2014

Burnetta Stout, 97, Bedford, formerly of Leipsic, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Sunday at the Bliss House.

Born Feb. 17, 1917, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Henry Earl and Iva (Jean) Rosenbaum. She married Roy A. Stout, Aug. 4, 1940, and he preceded her in death May 5, 1989.

She was a member of the Leipsic United Methodist Church, and enjoyed quilting, gardening and working in her yard.

Burnetta graduated from Orleans High School in 1934.

Surviving are children, James Stout of West Baden, Marvin (Karen) Stout of Salem, and Martha (Phillip) Brown of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Scott Brown of Salem, Aaron Brown of Penn Valley, Calif., Jamie (Scott) Hensley and Jennifer (Ray) Rico, all of St. Charles, Mo., Ali (Daniel) Guess of New Albany and Katie Stout of Louisville, Ky., and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Eugene and William Arthur Rosenbaum; and sisters, Lauretta Kaiser and Alletta Hall preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will be in Cavetown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Leipsic United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Margaret L. Begley

April 23, 1930 — April 26, 2014

Margaret Louise (Deckard) Begley, 84, Heltonville, died Saturday afternoon at Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born April 23,1930 in Heltonville to Lee and Lavesta (Smith) Deckard.

She worked for Sarkes-Tarzian and retired after 30 years at Thompson. She enjoyed singing bluegrass music and crochet.

She is survived by her husband, James Begley; daughter, Joyce (June) Howe of Heltonville; sisters, Ruth Deckard of Bedford and Droth Hollars of Bloomington; grandchildren, Tonya Renee Ellett, Vernon James Ellett, Penny Marie Howe, Wendell Howe, Faron Eugene Prince and Lareka Karine Tincher; great-grandchildren, Cody C. Newton, Jennifer Rose Ellett, Jenna Marie Karen Howe, Emma Elizabeth Moore, Demetrius Shiloh-Ty Ellett, Christopher Michael Ellett, Vernon Louise James Ellett, Zachery Brown and Bladen Tincher; and great-great-grandchildren, Savannah Rose, Joshua, William Jr. and Elaina Renee Washal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Karen Hanlin and Rose Ellett; brothers, Carl, Elza, Clovis, Hebert and Luke Deckard; and sisters, Mary Ann Stewart and Dorothy Hawkins.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Brother Darin Bowlen will officiate. Burial will follow at Allens Creek Cemetery.

Rosalind Evans

April 30, 1938 — April 27, 2014 Rosalind K. Evans, 75, passed away at 2:07 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 30, 1938, Campbellsburg, she was the daughter of Richard Lawrence and Hattie Margaret (Harris) Compton. She married Gerald L. Evans Sept. 15, 1956, and he preceded her in death March 10, 2001.

She was a Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay cosmetics and had been associated with the company since 1971.

Rosalind was organist and member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1956. Her interests were art and music, and she was a member of the John Wallace Chapter of DAR.

Surviving: daughters, Susan Diane (Kia-Mark) Threehawks of Nashville, Lisa (Danny) Easterday of Orleans and Andrea (Thomas) McCord of Mitchell; grandchildren, Heath (Niki) Grissom, Shandi (Doug) Thomas, Tiffani (Josh) Gimple, Justin (Courtney) Barrett, Joshua Barrett, Jordyn  McCord, and Sean McCord; step-grandchildren, Jessica O’Connor-Fusch, Tyler Easterday, Tiffany Boelke, and Tara Cooper; great-grandchildren, Shaylin Thomas, Grayson Barrett, Layla Barrett, Rylee Barrett, Josephine Talish, and Gage Gimple; step-great-grandchildren, Katie Sons, Braden Boelke, Ella McClellan, Brooke Boelke, Ava Cooper, and Alec O’Connor-Fusch; brother, Dwight (Mary Beth) Compton of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Edward Stephen Compton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Clark and the Rev. Bud Kielhorn officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Casket-bearers: Heath Grissom, Sean McCord, Justin Barrett, Doug Thomas, David Waymire, and Barron Compton.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church Music Ministry in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Vernon Smith

June 15, 1931 — April 26, 2014

Vernon Smith, 82 of Bloomington passed away with his family by his side on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1931, in Monroe County,  to Elbert and Edith (Smith) Smith. Vernon attended Smithville High School, was a member of South Union Christian Church, worked for 10 years at Victor Stone Company and retired from Westinghouse/ABB as a wireman.

He was drafted by the U.S. Army at the age of 21 in Fort Custer, Mich. He was stationed in Iceland and Alaska. He enjoyed the outdoors, washing and waxing his vehicles, car shows, tending to his garden, mushroom hunt in the spring, meeting his friends for breakfast at Hardee’s, attending Sunday church service.

Vernon is survived by two sons, Steve Smith of Bloomington and Larry Smith of Indianapolis; sisters, Betty Donica of Martinsville, Joyce Scott of Bedford, and Ladonna Henderson of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Mae (Johnston) Smith whom he married on Feb. 25, 1956; parents; infant son, Randy Smith; and sister, Bernice Fulford.

Services will be 11 a,m, Thursday at Allen Funeral Home with visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Jerry F. Medlock

Jerry F. Medlock, 72, Bedford, died Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.April 28, 2014 Marjorie Reed Dec. 22, 1925 — April 26, 2014

Marjorie Reed, 88, of Bedford died at 7 a.m. on Saturday at the DeKalb Rehab and Nursing Center in Illinois.

Born Dec. 22, 1925, in Illinois, she was the daughter of Joe and Edna (Anderson) Tharp. She married the Rev. Leo T. Reed on Dec. 25, 1942, in Cayuga,  and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2004.

She was a graduate of Hillsdale High School, Class of 1942.

She was a Pastor’s wife and a homemaker.

She was a member of Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. She volunteered at Westview Nursing and Rehab since December of 1999.

Surviving are two sons, Victor L. (Linda) Reed, of Malta, Ill., and Ronald L. (Zora) Reed, of Sullivan; four grandchildren, Robert Reed and Crystal Steffa of Malta Ill., James Reed of Louisville, Ky., and Susan Wells of Omaha Neb.; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roscoe “Marvin” (Harriett) Tharp, of Guntersville, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in care of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, P.O. Box 63, Bedford IN 47421.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Margaret L. Begley

Margaret Louise Begley, 84, Heltonville, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Rosalind Evans

Rosalind K. Evans, 75, died at 2:07 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Burnetta Stout

Burnetta Stout, formerly of Leipsic, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Sunday at Bliss House. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.April 27, 2014

Betty Lee Evers


Feb. 1, 1931 — April 25, 2014


Betty Lee Evers, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 8:16 am on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the home of her son in Mitchell.


Born February 1, 1931, in Franklin, Ind., she was the daughter of James and Raida (Howard) Verhines. She married Lester Joseph Evers on February 5, 1949, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of Life Tabernacle in Springville.


Survivors include a son, Scott Evers and wife Tammy of Mitchell; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Bernadine Henderson of Williams; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter (in infancy); a son, Danny Joe Evers in 1982; five brothers, Jack, Paul, Bob, Linus and Charlie Verhines; and a sister, Dorothy Sanders.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Life Tabernacle in Springville, with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams, Ind. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 


The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com.


Ruth Young


Sept. 3, 1911 — April 25, 2014


Ruth Young, age 102, of Bloomington, died Friday morning at Autumn Hills Special Care Center in Bloomington. Born September 3, 1911, in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Chris and Rose (Southern) Meadows. She was a loving wife, sister and aunt and a member of the United Presbyterian Church and Kappa Kappa Sigma philanthropic sorority. She had worked as an executive secretary at RCA and later in the office of her husband’s forklift business, Allied Industrial Equipment in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also had served several years as a volunteer in the gift and floral shop at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.


She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Sandra Deckard and Leota Southern, both of Bedford, and Linda Williamson and Dennis Wisley, of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Young, on January 31, 2013, as well as six brothers and four sisters.


Friends may visit the family at the United Presbyterian Church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. J. Mitchell Coggin and Rev. Robert Lorimer officiating. Entombment will follow in the Valhalla Mausoleum.


Online condolences may be given at www.DayFuneralServices.com April 26, 2014 Douglas A. Jones March 23, 1958 — April 16, 2014

Douglas Alan Jones served more than 20 years in the Army, and then began a second career as a civilian government instructor at Fort Sam Houston. During that time he found a place in the Army family, marrying another career soldier and raising a daughter — at times on his own when they were stationed apart. He lost his battle to cancer April 16, 2014, at age 56.

Doug was born March 23, 1958, in Wabash, Indiana. He joined the Army in 1986 and trained as a combat medic. He met his wife, Annette, when both were enrolled in advanced medical training in San Antonio, and married in 1989. Duty assignments included California, Germany, Georgia, Honduras, Texas, Korea, Colorado and both the Kuwait Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom War. Their daughter Samantha was born in 1994.

Doug retired from active duty as first sergeant in 2006, with a long list of honors that included a Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal, and a B.S. from Chicago College. After retiring in San Antonio, he then worked as a trainer/instructor to new military officers until retiring in 2013.

Doug was an active Mason and San Antonio Corvette Association member. He was full of life and love always helping many people in need. He loved working on cars, restoring a 1981 Corvette that belonged to his father and adapting a Mini Cooper for racing. An avid rider, Doug also enjoyed many early mornings out in the open roads on his Harley Fatboy. He loved his family, NASCAR racing, college sports and animals.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Doug is survived by his parents, Robert Eugene Jones and Alberta Rae Jones; brothers, Steve Jones and Bob W. Jones; and sister, Angi Jones, all of Bedford; nephew, Bobby Jones of Houston and niece, Courtney Jones of Indiana.

The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Porter Loring North Chapel. Interment, with Full Military Honors, will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com.

Patrick C. Schmidt

Nov. 30, 1952 — April 24, 2014

Patrick Schmidt, 61, of Orleans died Thursday at Hospice House of Bloomington.

He was born Nov. 30, 1952, in New Albany, the son of Bill and Anna (Sturgeon) Schmidt.

He married Susie Burton on May 24, 1990, and she survives

He attended Ball State University and was a graduate of Indiana University of South Bend with a degree in accounting. He received his CPA certificate in Kentucky.

He began his career as an accountant at the Coopers and Lybrand Accounting Firm in Louisville, Ky. Later, he worked as senior vice president of finance at Reynolds Inc. in Orleans; and as senior vice president at Layne Christensen Company in Orleans.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Bloomington Country Club and the Lake Nona Country Club in Orlando, Fla. He was a fan of the Indiana University Hoosiers, and coached the Orleans High School girls’ softball team for nine years between 1998 and 2007.

He served on the Orleans Community School Board and was on the Orange County Development Commission Board. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; his parents of New Albany; two sons, Kelly (Amanda) Schmidt of Sellersburg, and Lucas (Kerri) Burton of Nashville, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Evie Lou Burton of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Danny Schmidt of Floyd Knobs, and Greg (Jan) Schmidt of Memphis, Tenn.; and niece and nephew Devony and Evan Schmidt of Memphis, Tenn.

Visitation will take place from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. The funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell, with burial to follow in Bethel Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Betty Lee Evers

Feb.1, 1931 — April 25, 2014

Betty Lee Evers, 83, Bedford died at 8:16 a.m. on Friday at the home of her son in Mitchell. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Life Tabernacle in Springville. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorials: Indiana University Bloomington Hospice April 25, 2014 Frank W. Kern Oct. 3, 1924 — April 24, 2014

Frank W. Kern, 89, of Williams, passed away at Johnson Christian Village at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

He was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 3, 1924, to Hovie and Lula Mae Baker Kern. He married June Vaught on Oct. 18, 1947, and she preceded him in death on June 7, 1987.

He attended Fayetteville School.

Frank was an Army veteran of World War II, and he received the Purple Heart.

In his earlier years of employment, he worked in the family owned sawmill before going to work at Crane. At Crane he worked handling explosives and operating various pieces of equipment.

He enjoyed fishing with his wife on the river, gardening and working around his property; and his granddaughter, Skylar.

He is survived by his four children, Connie Kern in the home, Gary Kern of Williams, Tony Kern of Mitchell, and Debra (Robin) Cooper of Orleans; one granddaughter, Skylar Cooper of Salem; a sister, Mary (Robert) Stevens; a brother, Merle Kern of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, William Von, Glen, Herschel, Tommy and Wendell; and sisters, Pauline Brown, Mable Mitchell and Olive Wilcoxen.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Christian Church Cemetery where he will be laid to rest along side his beloved wife, June. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Frank at www.daycarter.com. April 24, 2014 Clark Brown Jr. April 5, 1964 — April 21, 2014

Clark D. Brown Jr., age 50, of Bedford passed away on Monday at his residence.

He was born on April 5, 1964, in Washington County, to Clark Brown Sr. and Donna L. (Jones) Hall.

He attended Mitchell Schools and worked at National Gypsum in Shoals.

Survivors include his daughters, Amy Brown and Jessica Neal; father and stepmother, Clark Brown Sr. and wife Carolyn; his mother and stepfather, Donna Hall and husband Harold; brother, Richard Brown; sister, Sherry Robbins; and grandchildren, Hayley, Jeremy, Morgan, Lily, Bryan Jr., Kyle, Misty and Chasity, and long-time companion of 18 years, Kimberly Highley.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Homer Brown and Harry Jones.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service  at the funeral home.

Ron Miller

July 10, 1938 — April 22, 2014

Clovis Ronald Miller, 75, of Springville, died at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 10, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Franklin and Glowdene (Blackwell) Miller. He married Christina Reynolds on Aug. 24, 1957, and she survives.

He was a construction superintendent at Rogers Group for 25 years and at Bezack Construction for 20 years.

He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and Kiwanis.

Survivors include his wife, Christina of Springville; two daughters, Leslie Holtsclaw and husband David and Lisa Combs and husband Chuck all of Springville; four grandchildren, Stephanie Colclasure, Jennifer Holtsclaw, Kimberly Hillenberg and Nick Combs; four great-grandchildren, Austin Hillenberg, Addie Colclasure, Zane Hillenberg and Zak Colclasure; and a sister, Janet Wells of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m; on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the organization of one’s choice.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ron at www.daycarter.com.

Loretta Keseric

June 14, 1926 — April 22, 2014

Loretta Phillips (Hall) Keseric, 87, of Ellettsville died Tuesday at home.

Born June 14, 1926, at Pueblo, Ky., she was the daughter of Lee Phillips and Ottie Mae (Thompson) Phillips. Her younger siblings are Mossi Marie, Goldie, Wendell, Hobart, Evalee, William, Joyce, Boyce, Zella Sue and Danny.

She is survived by Ralph and his three children, Cynthia, Ross and Jeanne, all out of area; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are four brothers and sisters, Wendell, Joyce, Zella Sue, and Danny and many nieces and nephews.

She received her elementary education at Gregory School in Kentucky, and graduated from Gallileo High School in San Francisco, California. She received her Real Estate Management Diploma from Savoy School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She was employed as a supervisor at Crane Naval Station during World War II, and when the war ended she was a partner in Halls’ Grocery in Crystal, Indiana until 1966. Then she proceeded to San Francisco, California where she managed a large fifty unit apartment complex for approximately 20 years, and then worked for The Welfare Department, Home Health Care Unit, for about five years. After that she returned to care of her aged mother, Ottie Mae Phillips at her home in Springville. She also served as the first manager of Camelot Court in Mitchell, for a short period until she retired.

She and Ralph traveled extensively on vacations to Europe and Africa. Visiting approximately ten nations in Europe and seeing the pyramids of Egypt and the great megalith images at Karnak. They walked the Via DeLorosa, the field of blood, as walked by Jesus to Golgatha. They traveled through many states and Hawaii metal detecting, which was one of their hobbies along with caring for animals and birds. She raised many birds, cats, parakeets, parrots, canaries, peacocks, and loved squirrels, deer and wild life, always caring for and providing food and grain.

During her last days she assisted Ralph in teaching a Bible Study Class at White River Lodge in Bedford, which Ralph will continue to teach.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Entombment will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book an light a candle in memory of Loretta at www.daycarter.com.

Dolores Fidler

Oct. 2, 1933 — April 21, 2014

Dolores Fidler, 80, of Bedford died at 9:55 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 2, 1933, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Milo Mike and Catherine (Yeskie) Cain. She married David Keith Fidler and he preceded her in death.

She was a clerk at the Sunoco Station in Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Branham; two grandchildren, Tandi Tipton and David Allen; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Mike Cain of South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Peggy Sue; and a sister-in-law, Patty.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dolores at www.daycarter.com. April 23, 2014 Glenn O. Smith Nov. 30, 1927 — April 21, 2014

Glenn O. Smith, 86, of Bedford died at 1:07 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Nov. 30, 1927, in Needmore, he was the son of Carl and Gladys (May) Smith. He married Mildred Colleen Curren on June 4, 1947, and she survives.

He retired after 30 years of service from General Motors in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II and the Viet Nam War, where he achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Colleen of Bedford; a daughter, Patricia Ann Hutton and husband Gary of Bedford; two sons, Timothy Smith and wife Nancy of South Carolina and Larry Smith and wife Jenny of Bedford; six grandsons, Darren Hutton of Bedford, Kevin Hutton and wife Elizabeth of Carmel, Kyle Smith and wife Amy of Bedford, Chad Smith and wife Melissa of Greenwood, Tyler Smith and Travis Smith, both of South Carolina; a granddaughter, Jeanna Small and husband Corey of Indianapolis; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ivan Smith of Harrodsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marilyn Whited; and two brothers, Frederick and Frank Smith.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Glenn at www.daycarter.com.

Earl B. Mullins

Aug. 7, 1922 — April 21, 2014

Earl B. Mullins, 91, of Bedford passed away at 7:57 a.m. on Monday at the Indiana University Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Aug. 7, 1922, in Sneedville, Tenn., he was the son of Eugene and Minnie (Bell) Mullins. Earl was married to Marie Brown and shared 17 years before her passing.

A chef by profession, Earl worked at various restaurants and country clubs in the area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two sisters, Callie Laney of Bedford and Joan Crowe of Jeffersonville. He is also survived by his niece and caregiver Donna Alexander as well as several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and siblings, Hubert Mullins, Willard Mullins, Clint Mullins, Gertrude Bush, Mary Banks, Viola Sturgeon and Lucy Killey.

At Earl’s request, cremation has been planned with a private family graveside service to be held at the Scottsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bedford care of the funeral home.

 Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre, 311 Holiday Square Road, Seymour is handling the arrangements.

Friends can leave online condolences at www.WoodlawnFamilyFuneral.com.

Thomas H. Miller

July 24,1942 — April 22, 2014

Thomas H. Miller, 71, Bedford, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital.

He was born July 24, 1942, in Bedford to Ralph and Surepta (White) Miller.Tom graduated in 1960 from Heltonville High School and was Senior Class President, then later was on the Board of Directors for Heltonville High School.

 He was a farmer and of Protestant Faith. On Sept. 2, 1978, he married Barbara Blakey and she survives. Also surviving are son John (Mary) Kinser of Bartlettsville; daughters, Vickie (Tony) Johnson and Lisa Kinser, both of Bedford; brother, Cecil (Ann) Miller, and brother-in-law, John Sehr, all of Bedford; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ruth Sehr.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service at noon Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Community Cemetery.

Mary F. Gilstrap

March 16, 1926 — April 22, 2014

Mary F. Gilstrap, 88, of Bedford died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 16, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ollie and Frances (Foster) Hodges. She married Luther Kenneth Gilstrap of Aug. 30, 1946, and he survives. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1944 and a graduate from Central Beauty College in Indianapolis.

She was a homemaker and beautician.

Survivors include her husband, Luther of Bedford; a son, Steve Gilstrap and wife Linda of Bedford; a daughter, Diana Edwards and husband David of Bedford; a grandson, Scott Gilstrap and wife Amber of Bedford; two granddaughters, Lisa Callicott and husband Rob of Stafford, Va., and Dawn Hardesty and husband Adam of Lexington, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley Gilstrap of Bedford and David and Jack Callicott of Stafford, Va.; five brothers, Harold Hodges and wife Audie of Florida, John Hodges and wife Barbara of Bedford, Gene Hodges and wife Marjorie of Franklin, Harry Hodges and wife Sara of Starkville, Miss., and Tom Hodges and wife Halina of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mildred Long.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott and the Rev. Floyd Brick officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Family Life Missions, Honduras Orphanage.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.

Carolyn S. Clouse

April 29, 1945 — April 18, 2014

Carolyn Sue Clouse, 68, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Friday at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

Born April 29, 1945, in Shoals, she was the daughter of George and Ada (Standfield) Hopper.

Carolyn was a graduate of Springs Valley High School.

Surviving are a son, Tony Clouse of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; a sister, Mary Fern Barton; and a brother, James Hopper.

Her parents and sister, Sally Boggia, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial to be later in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Charles E. Saladee

March 22, 1932 — April 21, 2014

Charles E. Saladee, 82, of Brownstown died at 8:04 a.m. on Monday at the Hoosier Christian Village.

Born March 22, 1932, in Russellville, Ala., he was the son of Robert R. and Ora Pauline (Hudson) Saladee. He married Beverly Ann Fagan in April 1959 and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2005.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving from 1952 through 1955. He attended Indiana University and received engineering classes through Rockwell International. He was a member of Technical Staff V at Rockwell Space Division, Downey, Calif., working on the thermal protection system for the Space Shuttle. He worked on one of the designs for an emergency escape vehicle for the Space Station, a small version of the Space Station and a weapons deployment system for the B1 Bomber. Various aircraft related designs and retro-fits for other aircraft companies. He retired as an engineer for Rockwell Space Division in 1992.

He enjoyed gardening, acrylic painting and wood carving.

Survivors include three children, Lannie Thompson and husband Matt Hamann of Denver, Colo., Robert Joseph Saladee and wife Antigone of Omaha, Neb., and Michael James Saladee of Southern California; five grandchildren, Shea Erin Saladee, Robert Jay Saladee, Shannon Kelsey Saladee, Megan Leanne Saladee and Nicholas James Saladee; three great-grandchildren, Cameron Andrew Connery, Matisyn Froning and Hunter James Paripon; a sister, Rhea Dawn (Saladee) Nunn and husband David; a nephew, John Nunn; a niece, Linda (Nunn) Morris; several cousins; and many good friends.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Floyd Fisher of the Kurtz Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Charles at www.daycarter.com.

Phillip R. Lynch

Jan. 20, 1959 — April 21, 2014

Phillip R. Lynch, 55, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 20, 1959, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John R. and Lucy Edith (Cooper) Lynch. He married Cindy Jo Ritchison June 25, 1983.

He was a farmer, school bus driver, and had been employed at Elliott Stone Company. Phil was a member of the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District, and president of the Sheeks Cemetery Association.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977, was a member of the First Christian Church, and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy Lynch of Mitchell; son, John Russell (Marissa) Lynch of Mitchell; daughter, Leah Marie Lynch of Mitchell; grandchildren, Aidan Russell Lynch, Grayson David Lynch, and Annison Christine Lynch; brother, Michael L. (Judy) Lynch of Manhattan, Kansas; sisters, Patricia (Bob) Freeman, Santa Maria, Calif., and Kathy M. Tolliver of Bedford.

His parents preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sheeks Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Giggy officiating.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

J. Lee Sargent

Dec. 30, 1931 — April 18, 2014

J. Lee Sargent, 82, died Friday. He was a resident of Naples, Fla., formerly of Bedford.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1931, to Everett and Pearl Sargent. He is survived by his wife Nicol of Naples, Fla.; daughters, Terri Owens and Tracey Burton of Bedford, and Kelly Alcock of Zionsville; sons-in-law, Danny Owens, Richard Burton and Chris Alcock; grandchildren Megan, Marcey and Ryan Burton of Bedford and Nick, Will and Ben Alcock of Zionsville; and brother Bud Sargent of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his parents; and brother Gene.

Mr. Sargent graduated from Spring City High School in Pennsylvania in 1950. He served in the U. S. Navy, aboard the USS Salem.

Mr. Sargent was the co-owner of Tri-Angle Construction Co., Inc. and B & LS Contracting, Inc.

He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Bedford and St. Ann’s Parish of Naples, Fla.

He was a member of many social organizations including American Legion Post No. 33 of Bedford, Elks Lodge No. 826 of Bedford and the Knights of Columbus Fr. William P. Garrity Council No. 1166.

He was a long time supporter of Indiana University Athletics.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Interment will follow the service at Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee & Nicol Sargent Fund for Blessings in a Backpack or the Sargent Family Fund at the Lawrence County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 1235, Bedford, IN 47421.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Clovis R. Miller

Clovis Ronald Miller, 75, died at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Loretta Keseric

Loretta Keseric, 87, Ellettsville, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.April 22, 2014 Katie D. Butterfield May 14, 1994 — April 19, 2014

Our little Angel, Katie, 19, became the Lord’s Angel on Saturday after her four-year battle with cancer.

Katie always encouraged people to hold their heads high and to strive for their best no matter what the situation.

She was the daughter of Rick and Elizabeth and little sister to her best buddy, Nicholas.

Katie was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and was active and attending the Campus House, her church at Ball State, in Muncie.

Katie was born in Bedford and was a 2012 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence. She went on to study at Ball State University and Ivy Tech in Bloomington, pursuing a degree in Radiation Therapy, all while taking treatments. This degree was her passion because she wanted to help and encourage people as they did her.

Katie was involved in many activities while going to school. She was a Sorority Sister in Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a member of the Tom’s Club, and the National Honor Society.

Katie was an avid Steelers fan holding many rivalries with her buddy Nick, a Colts fan. Along with football, Katie loved the outdoors. Building campfires, fishing, boating, canoeing, hunting, and most of all spending time at the river cabin, her final resting place.

Katie is survived by her parents, Rick and Elizabeth. Her brother, Nick. Mamaw in the red house, Dolores Allen, Papaw and Mamaw in the white house, Jack and Marie Butterfield. Aunts and Uncles, Steve (Wendy) Butterfield, Mike Butterfield, Lori Butterfield, Virginia (Jimmie) Atkins, Barbara (Gary) Mills, and Patty (Todd) Stephens. Cousins, Michele (Chris) Clark, Jennifer (Chris) Thomas, Natalie (Brian) Coleman, Nicole Welling, Brittany Welling, Grant Stephens, Brynne Stephens, Mitchell Butterfield, Macguire Butterfield, Brant Butterfield, Holly Butterfield, Madison Clark, Cameron Clark, and Karsyn Coleman.

Katie is preceded in death by her Papaw in the red house, Donald Allen.

Even though Katie’s life was short on Earth, she enjoyed life to its fullest while encouraging everyone around her. She will be missed by many and was an inspiration to others young and old.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Englewood Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Port Williams Cemetery.

Katie’s Mottos: “Never Give Up”, and “Shoot for the Moon, even though you miss, you’ll land among the Stars.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Jerry D. Hanks

July 20, 1950 — April 18, 2014

Jerry David Hanks, 63, of Bronston, Ky., departed this life on Friday at his residence.

Jerry was born on July 20, 1950, in Nicholasville, Ky., to the late Curtis and Claudine (Graves) Hanks.

He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Bronston, Ky., where he served as a trustee. He was a member of the Bronston Water Board. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a recipient of a Carnegie Medal in recognition of an outstanding act of heroism for saving the life of three sisters who nearly drowned in Indiana in 1998.

He loved golfing with his friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Keith) Hanks, whom he married on June 29, 2000, in Wayne County; one son, Jerrod Hanks of Bedford; two stepsons, Matthew Jones of Somerset, Ky., and Marc Jones of Monticello, Ky.; three daughters, Kristi Hanks, Kortney Stigall and husband Willie, all of Bedford, and Kaci Hanks of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Michael Hanks of Mitchell; a sister, Myra Baker of Bedford; five grandchildren, Brooklyn Scalf, David Abel-Maldonado, Gabrielle Maldonado, Adam Parks and Stella Stigall; and four stepgrandchildren, Lucas, Rebecca, Katie and Kaleb Jones.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Greg McFarland and Rick Hanks; and one stepgrandchild, Kody Jones.

A memorial service was today at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Kentucky.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Old Union Christian Church, 602 Old Union Road, Williams.

Sherry L. Edgar

Nov. 15, 1936 — April 16, 2014

Sherry L. Edgar, 77, Bedford, died at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. A private graveside service was conducted at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harodsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

J. Lee Sargent

J. Lee Sargent, 82, died Friday in Naples, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith, 77, Bedford, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Delores Fidler

Delores Fidler, 80, Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Charles E. Saladee

Charles E. Saladee, 82, Brownstown, died Monday at Hoosier Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.April 21, 2014 Phillip Allen Oct. 15, 1950 — April 17, 2014

Phillip “Spook” Allen, 63, of Bedford, died at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Oct. 15, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Estil Allen and Anna (Smoot) Turner.

He was a stone quarry worker and loved fishing, hunting and auto racing.

He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Turner of Bedford; two daughters, Melissa Gladden and husband Carlos II of Lexington and Misty Deckard and husband Chris of Bedford; a son, Jack Spires and wife Kelli of Bedford; a brother, Paul E. Allen of Oolitic; a sister, Louise Allen of Ellettsville; two stepsisters; eight grandchildren, Carlos Gladden III, Emily Gladden, Kayla and Sydney Deckard, Payton and Piper Spires, Draven Hughes and Rex Lovell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Estil; and a brother, Tony Allen.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott and the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Phillip at www.daycarter.com.

Dean F. Kirk

March 4, 1934 — April 18, 2014

Dean F. Kirk, 80, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born March 4, 1934, in Mitchell, he was the son of Floyd and Ethel (Taylor) Kirk. He married Sharon Williams June 28, 1957.

He was the maintenance electrician at National Gypsum and retired in 1997 with 21 years of service. He was the production scheduling manager and employed 24 years at Roberts Brass.

Dean was a 38 year member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

 Dean loved life and his family. He loved to travel, especially with his twin brother. He was always involved in building homes for his sons.

Surviving: wife, Sharon Kirk of Mitchell; sons, Terry Dean (Laura) Kirk and Gary G. (Cheryl) Kirk, all of Mitchell; granddaughters, Jessica (Derek) Love and Anne (Eric) Dorsett; great-grandchildren, Jansen Keynon, Andrew Wagnon and Mavrick Love; twin brother, Gene Kirk of Bedford; brother, Denny (Verna) Kirk of Mitchell and sisters, Colleen Arnold of Mitchell and Gaye (Gary) Bex of Indianapolis

His parents; brother, Larry Kirk; and sister, Geneva Voorhies, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Denny Kirk, Gene Kirk, Terry Kirk, and Gary Kirk, Jeff Hawk, Sam Short, and Derek Love.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Merton Tow

Merton Tow, 80, Bedford, formerly of Shoals, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.April 20, 2014 Jantina van Riet

Jantina van Riet passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Jantina was born in Groningen, Holland, and moved to Strathroy, Canada, at the age of 15. She was the oldest daughter of John and Froukje Kolstein. She married Joe van Riet in 1964 and over the course of her life, she lived and worked as a seamstress and custom curtain designer in Massena, NY, and Bedford, Indiana. In her final years, she lived in Morgan Hill, CA, and Worcester, MA.

Jantina’s husband Joe passed away in 2000. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Deb van Riet of Holden, MA; Michael and wife Jennifer van Riet of Sunnyvale, CA; and Tony and wife Jackie van Riet of Chicago, IL. She was the proud grandmother of John and Michael Davis, Ryker and Aerie van Riet, Luke and Charlie van Riet.

Funeral services will be privately held by the family. Those who wish to remember Jantina by way of a memorial tribute are kindly asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Organization. Donations are accepted at http://act.alz.org/goto/JantinavanRiet. April 19, 2014 Mary E. Stewart Dec. 24, 1922 — April 17, 2014

Mary E. Stewart, 91, of Oolitic passed away Thursday morning at Garden Villa.

Born on Dec. 24, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David H. and Inez (Lewis) Miller. She married Charles R. Stewart on Sept. 20, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2000.

She retired as a cook from Oolitic schools.

Surviving are one son, Danny Stewart and wife Nancy of Oolitic; two daughters, Diana Flynn and husband Monte Dwayne of Springville, and Donna Chinn of Garrettsville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; twin sister, Marie Helen Bingham; sister, Hilda Rose Mitchell; and sister, Dorothy Gayle Miller in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Grace Baptist Church in Springville with Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com

Marten Homan

Nov. 7, 1928 — April 14, 2014

Marten Homan, age 85, of Mitchell, formerly of Munster, passed away on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Marten was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Kornhorn, Netherlands, to the late Clarence and Gertrude (Kats) Homan.

Marten was a Mitchell resident since 2001 and was a former longtime resident of Munster. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church (Catholic Community of Lawrence County); Knights of Columbus Father Meinrad J. Rouck assembly; and the Steel Workers Union. He retired after 33 years of service from Inland Steel in East Chicago.

Marten was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Beverly (Smeltzer) Homan; sister Martha Coppage; and infant sister, Winifred Homan.

He is survived by sisters, Cobe Halverson of Stone Lake, Wis., and Jeanette (Kenneth) Henke of New Lenox, Ill.; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Coppage of Valparaiso. He is survived by two sons, the Rev. Martin (Sandra) Homan of Geneva, Ill., and David (Patricia) Homan of Ranco Cucamonga, Calif.; two daughters, Sharon Cook of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Elizabeth (Bernard) Esboldt of Mitchell. He is also survived by granchildren, Michael Cook of Evansville, Joshua Shope of Mitchell, Sandra Cook Thomas of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Samantha Shope (Jay Modi) of McLean, Va., David and Adam Homan of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Marty and Karen Esboldt of Mitchell; also two great-grandchildren, Layla and Lucas Thomas; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mitchell, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Rising officiating. Internment will follow the service at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. A dinner will be served at St. Mary's Catholic Church, following the burial.

H. Maxine Simmons

Feb. 7, 1931 — April 17, 2014

Helen Maxine Simmons, 83, of West Baden Springs passed away at 4:10 p.m., Thursday at Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.

Maxine was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Orange County, to Cecil and Viola (Bennett) Lanham. She married Arnold “Gene” Simmons on Dec. 24, 1948, and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1989.

She was a member of the West Baden First Baptist Church and attended Peoples' Tabernacle. She was a past member of the LBOL at Red Quarry Christian Church and the French Lick Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed crocheting and was a fan of Cincinnati Reds Baseball. Maxine had previously worked at Trav-Ler in Orleans and was co-owner of G and M CB Sales in French Lick. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Randy Gene Simmons and wife Peggy of Eckerty; and grandchildren, Stephanie Fromme and husband Cody of Celestine, and Regina Stevens and husband Jon of Hillham; along with two great-grandchildren and one on the way. She is also survived by her brothers, Don Lanham and C.B. Lanham, both of Paol; and sisters, Rita McCullough of Mitchell, Linda Kost of Seymour and Diane Hammond of French Lick.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Bob, Elmo and Kenny Lanham; and sisters, Shirley Cecil and Brenda Lanham.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at T.L Pinnick Mortuary, French Lick, with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be at Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Monday and again from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to Peoples' Tabernacle, French Lick.

Special online condolences can be made online at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

Phillip Allen

Oct. 15, 1950 — April 17, 2014

Phillip “Spook” Allen, 63, Bedford, died at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Dean F. Kirk

March 4, 1934 — April 18, 2014

Dean F. Kirk, 80, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. April 18, 2014 Melvin N. Backherms March 7, 1938 — April 16, 2014

Melvin Norman “Jiggs” Backherms, 76, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 7, 1938, in Corydon, he was the son of Laurel and Ada Mae (Crone) Backherms. He married Nita Kay Knable April 23, 1960.

He was a project engineer for the Indiana Department of Transportation and retired with 44 years of service.

Melvin graduated from Corydon High School in 1957. Chief enjoyed watching all sports, going fishing, taking drives in the country and being with his family. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nita Kay Backherms of Mitchell; children, Michael Edward (Susan) Backherms of Mitchell, Cindy Ann Farmer of Orleans and Suzie Marie (Andy) Sehr of Bedford; granddaughters, Nicole Backherms and Evie Sehr; brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Backherms of Corydon and Laurel (Marcella) Backherms Jr. of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and siblings, Shirley Backherms and Lonnie Backherms, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Family of Melvin Norman Backherms.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Marcella S. Russell

Sept. 20, 1939 — April 17, 2014

Marcella S. Russell, 74, Shoals, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born Sept. 20, 1939, in Martin County, to Donald Freeman and Evelyn (Richardson) Stewart. She married Donald W. Tedrow and he passed away in 2002.

Marcella retired from RCA in Bloomington.

She is survived by her companion, Lester Gammon of Shoals; two sons, William K. Tedrow of Bedford and Warren B. Tedrow of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two grandsons, William Tedrow and Robert Tedrow, both of Mitchell; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Richard Stewart of Jasper and Terry Lee Stewart of Otwell; and two sisters, Mary Skobel of Benton, Ill., and Carolyn Stewart of Otwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Trisha Tedrow; and one sister, Sheila.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.

Ethel C. Stephens

Jan. 9, 1937 — April 16, 2014

Ethel Catherine “Sally” Stephens, 77, Brownstown, died at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.

She was born Jan. 9, 1937, in Jackson County, to Pleas and Jannie (Ginter) Abner, who preceded her in death. She married James Michael Stephens on March 7, 1991, and he survives.

She was a homemaker who loved to dance, craft, can food and travel.

She was a graduate of Medora High School.

Surviving with her husband of Brownstown, are daughter, Teresa L. Bough of Avoca; four grandchildren, Jacki (Shane) Salzmann, Ashlee (Barron) Clark, Kylee Bough and Nikki (Tyler) Davers; five stepchildren, several stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Abner of Madison, Paul Abner of North Carolina and David Abner of Norman; and sisters, Lida Jane Robertson of Georgia, Mary Lou Sharer of Columbus, Patty Nelson of California, and Carolyn Thompson and Renotta Wilcox, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dwight D. Johnson; one daughter, Tammy Lee Burris; one great-grandson, Graeson Salzmann; and six brothers, Boyd, Harold, Raymond, Robert, John and Woody Abner.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Jack Belk. Burial will be in Weddleville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Stewart

Dec. 24, 1922 — April 17, 2014

Mary E. Stewart, 91, Oolitic, died Thursday morning at Garden Villa. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Grace Baptist Church in Springville. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Nancy J. Cogwell

Feb. 1, 1940 — April 16, 2014

Nancy Jean Cogwell, 74, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Phillip Allen

Phillip Allen, 63, Bedford, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dean F. Kirk

Dean F. Kirk, 80, died at 5:05 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. April 17, 2014 Jennifer L. Rahn March 8, 1950 — April 16, 2014

Jennifer L. Rahn, 64, died unexpectedly on Wednesday in Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Jasonville to the late Fred and Virginia (Cross) Crane on March 8, 1950. She graduated from Shakamak High School in 1968. She then attended Indiana State University for one year.

Jennifer was trained as a surgical tech at Bedford Medical Center and worked there for 10 years before moving on to Bloomington Hospital. After her retirement, she worked at Gordon’s Jewelry for several years.

Jennifer married Doug Stevenson in 1969. They had one son; Cory Stevenson. She then married Dr. Gerald Rahn in 1995 and was his scrub nurse for several years at Bloomington Hospital.

Jennifer is survived by her loving husband Gerald, two stepdaughters, Nancye Rahn and Katie Rahn; one step-son, Chris Rahn; her brother, Joe (Dani) Crane; three grandchildren, Trinity and Annie Rahn, and Dylan Stevenson; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Cory Stevenson; and three siblings, Carol Crane Bays, Tim Crane and David Crane.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday also in the funeral home.

As per Jennifer’s wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association or the Monroe County Humane Society or the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to www.DayFuneralServices.com.

Melvin N. Backherms

Melvin N. Backherms, 76, died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Creamtion Center. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Stewart

Mary E.  Stewart, 91, Oolitic, died at Thursday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nancy Cogwell

Nancy Cogwell, 74, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.April 16, 2014 Robert W. Fleetwood Nov. 17, 1939 — April 14, 2014

Robert W. “Bob” Fleetwood, 74, of Bedford died at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born Nov. 17, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Leslie Fleetwood and Helen (Sturrock) Fleetwood. He married Mary Ann Deckard on March 13, 1958. He later married Penny Brock on Oct. 27, 2001.

He graduated from Heltonville High School, Class of 1958.

He owned and operated Fleetwood Logging, where he retired in 2009. He was a race car driver at Bloomington Speedway, Brownstown Speedway, and many other area race tracks.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Fleetwood of Bedford; two sons, Douglas Fleetwood and Scott (Nedra) Fleetwood, both of Heltonville; two stepdaughters, Amanda Parker and Kelli Brock (Rich Goben), all of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Britney (Brett) Baker, Lacie (Ricky) Riggle, Harrison Fleetwood, Alexzandra Fleetwood, Brock Fleetwood, Cadence Brock-Burkhart, Kolton Parker, Jesse Brock-Burkhart and Kasen Parker; five great-grandchildren, Jaxsen Baker, Blayton Chaillaux, Fynley Baker, Raden Riggle, and Ryatt Riggle; four sisters, Martha Davis of Bedford, Louise Meadows of Heltonville, and Rickie Anderson and Tammy Reuter of Bedford; four brothers, Ray, Rex and Dean Fleetwood, of Heltonville, and Kevin Fleetwood, of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edwin, Ronnie, Willard and Dale Fleetwood; and one sister, Betty Jean Fleetwood.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Services will conclude with prayer at 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Joseph F. Koehl

Sept. 18, 1931 — April 14, 2014

Joseph Frederick “Joe” Koehl, 82, of Bloomington passed away peacefully on Monday at the IU Health Hospice House.

Joe was born on Sept. 18, 1931, in Indianapolis.

Joe served in the United States Air Force in Greenland during the Korean War.

After returning, he worked several years as an electrician for General Motors in Bedford, where he raised his family. Joe was known as an inventor and builder of many things from go-carts for his kids, his family’s home in Springville, to his own computers.

After retiring, he met and married Kathryn and spent many happy years with her in Bloomington where they resided. Together they enjoyed many activities, especially dancing and traveling to see friends and family across the country.

Joe is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kathryn Shirley Koehl; three children, Steve Koehl of Bloomington, Cheryl Garrett of La Grange, Ill., and Amy Koehl of Renton, Wash.; two stepsons, Dennis Shirley of Brownsburg and Mark Shirley of Slidell, La.; three sisters, Marge King, Patty Sater and JoAnn Stangle, all of Winter Haven, Fla.; one brother, Jim Koehl of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patty Jo Beauchamp Koehl; his parents; daughter, Lisa Marie Murphy; brother, Chuck Koehl; and sister Jean Doyle.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond New officiating. Burial will take place at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford with military rites conducted by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard.

Family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the IU Health Hospice House or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. April 15, 2014 Timothy J. Brown Sept. 23, 1956 — April 14, 2014

Timothy Joe Brown, 57, of Bedford died at 4:41 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 23, 1956, in Bedford, he was the son of Timothy Alva Brown and Renia May (Staggs) Brown. He married Sheena Feighner on Sept. 19, 1999, and she survives.

He was a member of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept. for 22 years, retiring in 2009. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

Surviving are his wife, Sheena Brown of Bedford; one son, Christopher Joseph (Kim) Brown of Bedford; one stepson, Bradley Terrell of Bedford; six grandchildren, Allyson, Carter, Mason, Madison, Peyton and Dylan; five brothers; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara “Susie” Speer; and three nephews.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Robert Fleetwood

Robert “Bob” Fleetwood, of Bedford, passed away on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.April 14, 2014 Jay D. Blackwell Sr. Dec. 16, 1940 — April 11, 2014

Jay D. Blackwell Sr., 73, passed away at 5:17 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Richard B. and Nina M. (Wray) Blackwell. He married Victoria Gale Thompson April 18, 1964.

He was retired from the CSX Railroad and was a 1958 graduate of Needmore High School. Jay was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria Gale Blackwell of Mitchell; sons, Jay David (Alice) Blackwell Jr. of  New Albany, Paul Bryon (Lori) Blackwell of Oolitic, Emmett Wade (Cheryl) Blackwell of Bedford, and Randall Scott Blackwell of Lafayette; eight grandchildren; 2¾ great-grandchildren; and brothers, Philip Blackwell of Bedford, and Richard Blackwell and Donald Blackwell, both of Springville.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. April 13, 2014

George Thomas ‘Tom’ Zonkle III

Jan. 16, 1955 — April 9, 2014


Tom Zonkle, one of the good guys on this earth, passed away the morning of April 9, 2014, at his Bedford home. He loved to decorate the house with multi-colored lights and decorations during the holiday season and even won an award for his talent and effort. Tom was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He fixed hundreds of bikes for a lot of kids over the years and was always there for others. Tom was loved by everyone, no matter what species. Cats and dogs loved him. Kitties would rattle his door at 6 a.m. on the weekends and he would get up just to feed them their breakfast. And his mother often said, “Dogs were always following him home.”


Tom was born in North Dakota on January 16, 1955, to George Jr. and Rebecca Ann (Rick) Zonkle. He graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1973. He and Peggy Zonkle raised their children Bonnie and Sam, in Ellettsville, IN, where Tom was active in Little League during the summers.


Grass never grew under Tom’s feet in the workplace and he often put in long hours. He worked at the Jackson Creek Kroger in Bloomington in the 1970’s and early 80’s. He was then employed by Huffy, Inc. and put up numerous displays in Bloomington area stores, including Target and Kmart. In 2004, he joined the Times-Mail family in Bedford. He was responsible for a lot of things, drove many miles around the state of Indiana and always carried a smile on his face. He will be missed by his co-workers, who thought of him as a good soul and a great man who made friends easily. 


Tom is survived by his family who loved him dearly: his daughter, Bonnie Zonkle, of Ellettsville, IN; his son, Sam Zonkle of Denver, CO; his companion of 14 years, Elainea Romine, and their boys Kyle, Tanner, and Landon Romine of Bedford, IN; the mother of his children, Peggy Zonkle, and her partner Donita Hadley of Ellettsville, IN; his sister, Donna Zonkle-Rick of Denver, CO; and his nieces and nephew Holly Ciccone, Debi Bishop, Janette Bishop Coneff and Rick Bishop.


Visitation will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 15, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. A service will then take place at 1 p.m., which will be followed by the burial. Flowers are great, but they do not last, unlike a charitable donation. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to cover funeral costs. Contributions can be made in person at any IU Credit Union branch or sent to IUCU, at P.O. Box 368, Bloomington, IN, 47402-0368, to Bonnie Zonkle-7302, on behalf of Tom Zonkle. This is a special way in which you can honor a wonderful man. The family is also asking for you to share pictures and stories for a special project to zonkle55@yahoo.com.


Grace Elizabeth Shaff


June 22, 1916 — April 12, 2014


Grace Elizabeth Shaff, 97, of Bedford, died at 6:42 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Stonebridge Health Campus. Born June 22, 1916, in Munfordsville, KY, she was the daughter of Virgil and Belle M. (Cobb) Srygler. She married Robert Shaff, Sr. in 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1966. She retired from Hook’s Drugs Store as a pharmacist’s assistant in 1983. She was a member of Bedford’s First Baptist Church.


Survivors include one son, Robert Shaff, Jr. and his wife Judy, of Bedford; two daughters, Betty Cameron and her husband Richard, and Mary Mattox and her husband Bill — all of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Lucille Swigler of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Diane Jost and her husband Mark of Bedford, Kathi Thomas and her husband Scott of Bedford, Larry Dale Shaff and his wife Debbie of Centerville, IN, Cindy Goodin and her husband Tim of Bedford, Jim Shaff and his wife Terra of Bedford, Tracy Shaff of Ponchatoula, LA, John Ed Shaff and his wife Melanie of Mitchell; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and one daughter in law, Janet Shaff of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Virgil Shaff, two grandchildren, Greg Cameron and Richard Cameron; six sisters; one brother, and three great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Grace at www.daycarter.com.

Betty M. Glassco


March 19, 1927 — April 12, 2014


Betty M. Glassco, 87, of Bedford died at 4:12 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.


Born March 19, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Goldie Super. She married Ralph Glassco on October 21, 1943, and he preceded her in death. She retired from RCA, and was a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.


Survivors include one son, Jerry Glassco, and his wife Roxanne of Bedford; one daughter, Jeanie Glassco of Bedford; two grandchildren, T.J. Glassco of Bedford and Michelle Hardman of Bedford; two great grandsons, Dawson and Gibson Glassco; two sisters, Bonnie Vowell of Bedford and Joan Tincher of Bedford; caregiver, Margie Boling of Bedford, and a granddog named Tahza. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Jack Glassco; two daughters, Janice May and Brenda Glassco; one sister, Phyllis Allen; and three brothers, Tommy Super, Gene Super and Johnny Super.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Silverville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com.


Jay D. Blackwell, Sr.


Jay D. Blackwell, Sr., 73, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


LeRoy West


LeRoy West, 57, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday at his residence. Graveside service will be at noon Monday, April 14, at Huron Cemetery, with military rites. There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. April 12, 2014 Elizabeth M. Duncan Sept. 5, 1926 — April 10, 2014

Elizabeth Marie Duncan, 87, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry Doyle and Fern Faye (Fountain) Wray. She married William G. Duncan Nov. 8, 1946, and he preceded her in death Nov. 5, 2002.

She was a homemaker and beautician, and had been employed at the First National Bank in Bedford and Holmes Hardware. Elizabeth graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1944 and Indianapolis Beauty College.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and a charter member of Leesville Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her children, William D. (Dianna) Duncan of Joseph, Ore., Barbara G. (Randy) Powell and Pamela J. (Jerry) Freeman, all of Mitchell and Nancy E. Ryan of Williams; son in law, Dr. William E. Burgess of Brownstown; sister, Hettie (Cam) Anderson of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Sallyann Hall and Dottie Duncan, both of Bedford; grandchildren, David (Melanie) Burgess, Debra (Jeff) Grant, Wes (Bridget) Burgess, Todd (Tammy) Burgess, Nicole (Derek) Winn, Dustin (Rachel) Powell, Jason (Erin) Powell, James (Julie) Freeman, Elizabeth Freeman , Meagan Ryan and Rob Ryan ; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her father; mother, Fern Wray Mikels; husband; daughter, Marie Ann Burgess; great-grandson, Ethan Powell; sisters, Dorabelle Dixon and Mildred Crane; and brother, Robert Vernon Wray, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10  a.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Michael Collins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Indiana or First Christian Church

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Jay D. Blackwell

Jay D. Blackwell, 73, died at 5:17 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. April 11, 2014 Maxine R. Dalton Nov. 19, 1927 — April 10, 2014

Maxine Rose Dalton, 86, of Pinhook passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born Nov. 19, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth (Cummings) Fish.

She married Bobby G. Dalton on June 21, 1947; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2000.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School, Class of 1945. She retired from the Hoosier National Forest Service. She attended Pinhook Christian Church.

Surviving are one son, Emmett (Carolyn) Dalton; three daughters, Muriel Evans, Lois (John) Guthrie, and Abby (Gary) Flynn; two brothers, Gordon Fish and Dave Fish; four sisters, June Roberts, Colleen Robbins, Patsy Wever, and Wanda McPike; eight grandchildren, Julia Thomas, Michael Dalton, Joe Evans, Keyla Lindell, Katie Guthrie, Wyatt Guthrie, Hanna Tipton, and Carrie Guthrie; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Phil Evans; and one sister Rhea Dawn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Elizabeth M. Duncan

MITCHELL — Elizabeth M. Duncan, 87, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. April 10, 2014 Barbara J. Jackson May 5, 1969 — April 3, 2014

Barbara Jane Sullivan Jackson, 44, of Judah passed away peacefully following her courageous battle with cancer on April 3 at Hospice House surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Barbara was born on May 5, 1969, in Bedford, and at the time of her passing lived in Judah with her two sons.

Barbara worked for the Agency for Instructional Technology for the past 13 years as the Director of Operations and Finance.

She loved to read, and one of her favorite books was, “When I Loved Myself Enough” by Kim McMillen. She enjoyed accounting, giving to others, her friends, and most of all, her two boys.

Barbara is survived by her two loving children, Nick and Nate Jackson; her parents, Jack and Katie Sullivan of Springville; her siblings, Tim Sullivan (wife Beth), Chris Sullivan, Theresa Stuffle (husband David), Mike Sullivan (wife Cynthia), and Lori Jones.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Hospice House in Bloomington.

Ruth M. Ragsdale

Nov. 13, 1927 — April 8, 2014

Ruth Maxine Ragsdale, 86, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died at 12:03 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence in Ocala.

She was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Paoli, the daughter of Noble and Hazel (Webb) Bosley. She married Leroy L. Ragsdale on June 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2011.

She was the retired owner/operator of LeVogue Beauty Salon in Bedford.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford.

Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Paoli High School and a 1948 graduate of Approved University of Beauty Culture.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Larry) Ingram of Morehead City, N.C., and Rita K. Mathews of Ocala, Fla.; one son, Maurice (Nina) Ragsdale of Northport, Fla.; one brother, Philip Ray (Madge) Bosley of Paoli; five grandchildren, Darren (Jessica) Fortner and Drew Ragsdale, all of Bedford, and Jeremy (Jamie) Feller of Carmel, Kirsten (Joe) Becker of Fishers and Chris (Amber) Mathews of Ocala, Fla.; and eight great-grandchildren.

One brother, William S. Bosley, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens of Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Feller, Chris Mathews, Darren Fortner, Drew Ragsdale, Glen Bosley and Willie Bosley.

Sharon R. Dyson

Oct. 23, 1940 — April 5, 2014

Sharon R. Dyson, 73, formerly of Huron, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall in Leesburg, Va.

Born Oct. 23, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lillian (King) Bridges.

Sharon was a caseworker for 27 years for the Division of Family and Children, State of Indiana.

She graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and Indiana University in 1963. She was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and a former member of the White River Humane Society, and the singing group, Belles of Indiana.

Surviving are a son, Christopher W. Dyson of Fremont, Calif.;  and a daughter, Lee Anne (Michael J.) Philbin of Potomac Falls, Va.

Her parents; brother, Donald L. Bridges; and infant sister, Marilyn June Bridges, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Clark Cemetery with Pastor Ron Allender officiating.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Maxine Dalton

Maxine Dalton, 86, Bedford, died at 1:40 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.April 09, 2014 Harold E. Meadows June 4, 1929 — April 6, 2014

Harold E. Meadows, 84, formerly of Bedford, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 4, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Homer and Lula (Stultz) Meadows. He married Madonna Bex on Nov. 11, 1988 and she died on June 2, 2009.

He had worked as an overhead crane operator for several stone companies and for U.S. Steel. He retired in 1990.

He was of the Christian Faith and was also a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1948-1952.

Surviving are one brother, Dennis (Joyce) Meadows of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer, Glen and Charles Meadows; and four sisters, Helen Hunsucker, Evelyn Hutton, Frances Stratton and Jeanette Tillery.

A graveside service is planned at 2 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford, with Pastor Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Norman B. Jones

March 29, 1939 — April 5, 2014

Norman B. Jones, 75, of Springville died at 7:58 p.m. on Saturday at Kindred South in Greenwood.

Born March 29, 1939, in Evarts, (Harlan County) Ky., he was the son of South Tremble Jones and Mary Lee (Taylor) Jones Alford. He married Alma P. Phillips on Feb. 29, 1960, and she survives.