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Obituaries — April 2024



April 30, 2024


Mary Violet Webb Obit

Mary Violet Webb

BEDFORD – Mary Violet Webb, 95, passed away Monday, April 29, 2024, at Majestic Care of Bedford.

 

Born April 18, 1929, in Williams, she was the daughter of Wayne and Winnie (Thomas) Wagoner.  She married Wilbur R. Webb on December 7, 1947, and he preceded her in death October 22, 2020.  They were married for 72 years.

 

Mary was the first insurance saleswoman in Lawrence County, retiring from Franklin Life. She was a graduate of Bedford High School and a member of Bedford First Baptist Church where she played piano and sang in the choir.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Ron) Stevens of Mitchell; granddaughters, Melody (Fiancé Tim Duncan) Bugh of Mitchell and  Lisa (Dave) Hood of New Salsbury; great-grandchildren, Levi (Katherine) Cobb, Tyler Johnson, Joshua (Kat) Johnson, Dallas (Hannah) Cobb, Devin Cobb, and Megan Duncan; great-great-grandchildren, Owen Johnson, Jameson Johnson, and Everleigh Cobb; and siblings, Kenneth Wagoner of Mitchell and Ann Nikirk of Bloomington.


Her parents; husband; daughter, Diane Kinkead; and sister, Norma Laux, preceded her in death.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Lee Brown officiating.  Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. 

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

 

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




Ruby Gail (Phipps) Owens Obit

Ruby Gail (Phipps) Owens

February 5, 1927 - April 29, 2024


Bedford - Ruby Gail (Phipps) Owens, 97, of Bedford, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Monday April 29,2024. She was born February 5, 1927, to Barton and Violet (Lewis) Phipps in Lawrence County. She married Claude Owens on June 3, 1947, and he preceded her in death on February 4, 1985. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1945. She did her part to support the war effort by working at RCA in the "Secret Room" the summer between her Junior and Senior year of high school. She devoted herself to her family and when her children were older, she went back to work at Westinghouse till 1982. She was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church most of her life where she served in various positions. Most recently she attended the Free Methodist and Mt. Pleasant Christian Churches of Bedford.


Survivors include two children, daughter, Linda and husband Phil Conner, of Judah and son, Jan and wife Sherry Owens, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Brent (Alyssa) Conner, Holly (Sam) Hartman, Kristen (Ross) Lester, and Brandon Owens; seven great-grandchildren, Adelynne Conner (fiancé Cameron Reoch), Vanessa Conner, Lili Conner, Ben Conner, Taylor Hartman, AbyGail Hartman, and Brecken Lester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Bob (Ruth) Phipps and Bud (Carol) Phipps and a grandson, Christoper Owens.


Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.





Georgia M. Goodman Obit

Georgia M. Goodman

February 14, 1931 - April 29, 2024


Bedford - Georgia M. Goodman, 93, of Bedford, passed away at 5:56 pm, on Monday, April 29, 2024, at Cedar Creek in Bloomington.


Born February 14, 1931, in Witts Springs, KY, she was the daughter of William Walter and Leona Emma (Bennett) Hoskins. She married Lester Dale Goodman on December 30, 1948, and he preceded her in death. She had worked as an assembler at RCA for seven years and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. She was member and past president of the Omega Nu Tau Sorority.


Survivors include two daughters, Diannia Jo Ratkovich, of Indianapolis and Monia Gail Lewis, of Florida; grandchildren, Robert Dale Hicks, Matthew Lee Hicks, Robert Ora Lewis, and James W. Lewis; great-grandchildren, Chelsey N. (Hicks) Brennaman, Dawson Wade Hicks, Josey Elizabeth Hicks, Benjaman Matthew "Ben" Hicks, Molly E. Hicks, and Eva J. Hicks, Emiley Lewis, Hannah Lewis, and Mattie Rose Lewis; two great-great-grandchildren, Oaklie Elizabeth Brennaman and Parker Ella Brennaman. Preceded in death by siblings, Jeanette Kathleen (Hoskins) Sherman, Lay, Linnie Sarah Cooper, Helene Hoskins, John William Hoskins "Johnny", Jessie Lee Hoskins, and in infancy, Charles Francis Hoskins and James Lewis Hoskins, 2 grandsons, Robert Dale Hicks and Bobby Lewis.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jo Ratkovich and Danny Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com





Leona Marie Russell Obit

Leona Marie Russell

MITCHELL – Leona Marie Russell, 87, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

 

Born July 6, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Arthur Leon and Vilena Beatrice (Chastain) Tanksley.  Leona married Robert Edwin “Bob” Russell on December 26, 1970 and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2017.

 

Leona was a 1954 graduate of Mitchell High School.  She retired from Crane-NSWC after 36 years.  She also worked at WBIW for many years hosting the “Over the Back Fence Show”.  Leona was an avid reader and enjoyed game shows on TV.  She loved to do puzzles especially crosswords.  Leona was very active in the Bedford First Christian Church and served as an Elder.

 

Surviving are her daughter, Terri Lynne Pitman (John) Stump of Warsaw; grandchildren,  Misty (Tyler) Simerl, Charity (Dustin) Cordill, Marlen (Brenda Reiff) Waldridge III, and Keith Waldridge; step-grandchildren, John (Becky) Stump, Jr., Todd (Dawn) Stump, Tina (Craig) Streby, Louis Stump, and Daleen (Jeff) Mast; 28 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joann Teresi of Deerfield Beach, FL; and nephew, Kevin (Penny) Phipps.

 

Her parents; husband; granddaughter, Brandy Busz; step-granddaughter, Jean Hopkins; and nephew, Jeffrey Phipps, preceded her in death.

 

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor William Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial Gifts: Bedford First Christian Church

 

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





Michael Lee Conley Obit

Michael Lee Conley

MITCHELL – Michael Lee Conley, 60, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

 

Born February 7, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Elmer and Joyce (Chatham) Conley.  He married Melissa Carol Grissom on August 6, 1991, and she survives.

 

Michael was a 1982 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He worked at C&M Conveyor as a supervisor.  Michael enjoyed golfing, baseball, and NASCAR.  He was always on the go; being outside or tinkering on a project.  Michael loved being with his family and friends.

 

Surviving are his wife, Melissa Carol Conley of Mitchell; son, Shane Dawson (Joni Henderson) Conley of Bloomington; brother, Mark (Diane) Conley of Fairland; niece, Jordan (Guy) Robicheaux of Camby; great-nephews, Ridge Michael Robicheaux and Briggs Mitchell Robicheaux; sister-in-law, Cindy (Scott) Kleindorfer of Oolitic; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

His parents and sister, Beth Ann Conley, preceded him in death.

 

Cremation has been chosen.  The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

 

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






Lena Marie Lee Obit

Lena Marie Lee

September 29, 1954 – April 26, 2024


Lena Marie Lee, 69, of Harrodsburg, passed away on April 26, 2024 at Majestic Care in Bloomington. Born September 29, 1954 in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Edna (Inman) Lee.


Lena was a graduate of Bloomington High School South and had previously worked at Sarkes-Tarzian and K-Mart.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Lena are her three sisters, Roxie Mathis, Nancy Schaefer and Sheri (Tim) Walker; one brother, William (Terri) Lee; her special nephew, Donnie Bowden; along with several nieces and nephews.


Lena was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Tommy Lee; and two sisters, Joan Bridges and Juanita Bowden.


Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg with Phil Thorne officiating.


Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements for Lena Marie Lee.


Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.FergusonLee.com.






Marilyn Sue Sego Obit

Marilyn Sue Sego

Marilyn Sue Sego, “Nanny,” 80 of Bedford passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday May 25, 2024. Marilyn was born on June 3, 1943, in Lafayette to Edward and Mildred (Cunningham) Morehouse. She married Larry Sego on December 20, 1958, and he preceded her in death. Marilyn was a bus driver for 26 years at North Lawrence Community Schools.


Survivors include two sons, Anthony Sego of Bedford, and Tracy Sego of Bedford, one daughter, Susan Sego of Indianapolis, granddaughters, Ashley (Zack) Yates of Washington, Kayla (Jordan) Black of Greenwood, Amanda (Jason) Thompson of Springville, Sarah (DJ) Sego of Orleans, and Katie Sego of Bedford, grandsons, Tanner Sego of Bedford, Jerry (Angela) Silvers of Greenwood, her two adopted granddaughters, Jacey (Devin) Lewis of Springville, and Melissa (Trent) Fernandez of California, 20 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, two brothers, Ronnie (Edie) Morehouse, and Eddie Morehouse both of Lafayette, one sister, Judy Needham of Mitchell, several nieces and nephews, and her close friends, Bev Clark, Janice Gratzer, Linda Gregory, and Peri Combs.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mildred Morehouse, her husband, Larry Sego, great grandson, Josiah Black, and daughter-in-law, Ginger Corey.


A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on May 25, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Momentum Community Church, 1403 R Street, Bedford, Indiana. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, LCCPS, 219 Sycamore Drive, Bedford, Indiana 47421, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.





April 24, 2024



Linda L. Craig Obit

Linda L. Craig

August 13, 1944 - April 24, 2024


Bedford - Linda Lou Craig, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 9:01 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at the White River Lodge.


Born August 13, 1944, in Bedford, she was the daughter of George William Neal and Betty Lou (Hughes) Brown. Linda worked at W.F. Meyers and at S&S (D&M) Cleaners.


Survivors include a son, William E. Sego of Greenwood, Delaware; two daughters, Lisa D. Nikirk and husband Brian, Leslie E. Murr, and Husband Reuben of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mary Thompson of Leesville, IN; six grandchildren, Lucas Nikirk and wife Abby, Taylor Nikirk, Brenna Young and husband McColley, Kendra Rowe and husband Justin, Isaac Murr and wife Victoria, and Maddy Murr, and six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.


Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 26, 2024 at Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2024 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.





Barbara (Brown) Schrader Obit

Barbara (Brown) Schrader

December 17, 1934 – April 23, 2024

Barbara Schrader, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Bloomington, Indiana on April 23rd, 2024. She was born on December 17th, 1934, in Topeka, Kansas to Mary (Reeves) Brown and Lyle Brown. A lifelong adventurer and independent spirit with a dedication to public service and caring for others, Barbara graduated as an RN from the Julia F. Burnham School of Nursing in Champaign, Illinois in 1956. She met her spouse of 66 years in Champaign, Bill Schrader, and began a family life as well as a professional career as a nurse. Barbara’s passions revolved around family and nursing, and she approached everything with enthusiasm and dedication. Barbara became a school nurse with MCCSC in 1969 and worked at many schools, ending her career as the nurse at Bloomington High School North. Post retirement, Barbara and Bill enjoyed over 30 years of traveling in their Airstream trailer, with an occasional roller coaster ride squeezed in with their grandchildren every now and then!

Barbara is survived by daughters Cindy (Thom), Cathy (Steve Franklin), Cheryl (Billy/Wil), and daughter-in-law Denise Schrader; six grandchildren, Jacob (Sarah) Benson, Jean Marie (Austin) Poore, Samantha Stone, Sophia Gerken, Anya Gerken, and Deanna Sykes; great-grandchildren, Mason Benson, Alex, Isaiah, and Noah Poore, and Kallista and Coby Sykes ; brothers Bob and Larry Doyle; sister-in-law, Nancy (Gary) Wehlage, and brother-in-law, Robert (Barbara) Schrader. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill and son Mike.

The family would like to thank Wellcare, Southern Indiana Home Care, and I.U. Health Hospice nurses, staff and volunteers for the exceptional care and love that they have shown Barbara.

Funeral services for Barbara will be held on Monday, April 29th at 1pm at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, Indiana. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. Visitation will be held at the church from 11am-1pm.

Arrangements for Barbara Schrader have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee

Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.


Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.FergusonLee.com.





Jewell Maxine Reuter Obit

Jewell Maxine Reuter

August 10, 1932 – April 23, 2024


Jewell Maxine Reuter, 91, of Springville, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. Born August 10, 1932, she was the daughter of Cleve and Thelma (Walker) Arthur. She married Elbert L. Reuter on December 9, 1950 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1986.


Jewell was a graduate of Oolitic High School and a member of Landmark Church in Bloomington. She had worked at Sarkes Tarzan, RCA and the IU Bookstore.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Mrs. Reuter are her sons, David (Theresa) Reuter and Danny (Sarah) Reuter; sisters, Margaret Hess and Anne (Lester) Saunders; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.


Mrs. Reuter was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Reuter; her parents, Cleve and Thelma (Walker) Arthur; brothers, Ray Arthur, James Arthur, Roy Arthur and Joe Arthur; and her sister, Maudie Owens.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:00am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Brother Robert Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Byers Rainbolt Cemetery in Springville. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 4pm – 7:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Contributions in memory of Jewell Maxine Reuter may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Memories and condolences can be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.





Tillie W. Jones Obit

Tillie W. Jones

November 24, 1930 - April 23, 2024


Bedford - Tillie W. Jones, 93, of Bedford, passed away at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at her residence.


Born November 24, 1930, in Russell Springs, KY, she was the daughter of Rueben and Cecil Wooten. She married Herbert Jones, Sr. and he preceded her in death. She was the Supervisor of Laundry at the Hospitality House and a member of the New Hope Church in Bedford.


Survivors include children, Raymond Sexton, Barbara Mundy, both of Bedford, Rubin Jones, of Tennessee, Herbert Jones, Jr. (Christina) of Scottland, IN, Tommy Jones (Mary) of Oolitic, IN: 18 Grandchildren; 21 Great-Grandchildren; Several Great-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Curtis Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.





Terri Edwards Obit

Terri Edwards

Terri Edwards, born in March 1929 in Youngstown Ohio (95) passed away peacefully on April 8, 2024, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Bedford Indiana.


Married on May 26, 1951. She was preceded in death by her husband Garold Edwards of Youngstown Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary Barabra "Mamie" Labriola and Carl M Long. Terri had three siblings all of which preceded her in death, James Long and Phyllis Runeric of Youngstown, Ohio and Edna Hill of New Castle, Pennsylvania.


She leaves behind a daughter MaryBeth Smrecansky (Denny) of Columbus, Ohio and son Garold A Edwards II (Teresa) of Bedford Indiana. She had 7 grandchildren, Kyle, Kole and Kayland Smrecansky all from Columbus Ohio. Madison Edwards, College Station, Texas and Mckenna, Deon and Ebbie Edwards all from Bedford, IN


She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Boardman, Ohio but attended Mt Pleasant Christian Church when she was able but watched faithfully online. She retired from the installment loan department of Dollar Bank in Youngstown Ohio, she enjoyed singing, playing bridge and just talking with friends and family.


Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life to follow on a date TBD. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Hospice of Bloomington, IN. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




April 23, 2024


William “Bill” Tolbert

William “Bill” Tolbert, Jr. 94 of Oolitic passed away on Sunday April 21, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Lawrence County on May 15, 1929, to William “Willie” Tolbert and Laura (White) Tolbert. Bill married Barbara (Winchman) Tolbert and she preceded him in death. Bill retired from Marsh Supermarket in Indianapolis where he was a meat cutter. He also previously was in insurance sales, worked at Lehigh in Mitchell, Carpenter’s Bus Company in Mitchell and for the Lawrence County Highway Department.


Survivors include his companion, Sara Harp of Oolitic, his children, Cindy Morrison of Bedford, Cecilia Whittmann of Lexington, Kentucky, Marian Tolbert of Indianapolis, William “Tony” Tolbert III and wife Randi of Indianapolis, and Sarah Tolbert of Indianapolis, one sister, Bertha Buckley of Bedford, seven grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara Tolbert, one daughter, Cheryl Tolbert, five brothers, Oliver Tolbert, James Tolbert, Roy Tolbert in infancy, Robert Tolbert in infancy, Opal Tolbert in infancy, two sisters, Olive Bex, and Grace Bridges.


Memorial services will be held at Englewood Baptist Church on Friday April 26, 2024, at 12:00 Noon, with Pastor Stephen Carter, officiating.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lincoln Elementary School, Greenthumb project in Bill’s honor, Lincoln Elementary, 2014 F Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421, attention, Angie.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




April 22, 2024



Richard Carmichael Obit

Richard Carmichael

August 11, 1972 – April 14, 2024


Richard “Smoke” Carmichael, 51, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at I.U. Health Hospital in Bedford. Born August 11, 1972, he was the son of Lowell Carmichael and Wilma Martin Jackson. He married Lena Kast on December 31, 1993, in Louisville, and she survives.


Richard graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1991. He was a US Army Veteran and loved fishing as well as stock car racing. Richard was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Richard is his mother, Wilma Jackson (David), of Bedford; sister, Meghan Carmichael of Bloomington; one daughter, Natasha LaPointe (Tristen) of Mitchell; two sons, Deriek Carmichael (Riley) of Solsberry; Evan Kast (Megan) of Bloomington; grandchildren, Makynlee, Ryan, Aidyn, Skyler, Sylus, Laneah, Mazie, Kyndall, and Adalyn; Aunt and Uncle Virginia and Don Harrison of Bedford; cat, Lexie; along with a large extended family.


Richard was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Carmichael; sister, Kimberly Harod; and brother Chester Nelson.


Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 1:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Rev. Richard Tallman and Rev. Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00am-1:00pm, also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Arrangements for Mr. Carmichael have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Richard to the White River Humane Society or to the family.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.





Vester E Jones Jr. Obit

Vester E Jones Jr.

January 28, 1959 – December 25, 2023


Vester E. Jones, Jr., age 64, of Bedford, peacefully graduated to heaven on Christmas day, December 25, 2023, at his residence. Born January 28, 1959, in Yellville, Arkansas, he was the son of Vester E. “Gene” Jones Sr. and Carolyn (Barnes) Jones. He married Veronica “Ronnie” Williams in 1987.


Vester was a High School graduate and had been self-employed. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was of the Christian faith.


His loving memory will be cherished by his wife “Ronnie;” children: Billy O’Keefe, Jeremy O’Keefe, Abbey Turpen, Rhea Thielbar, and Ryan Gardner; several grandchildren; one sister: Veesha (Bryon) Murray, and his father and stepmother: Vester E. “Gene” Jones, Sr., and Beverly Jones of Willcox, Arizona.


He was preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Botnik, brother Vincent Jones, and son David Barton.


“For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1). Vester has now transitioned from this earth to his eternal home.


Cremation was chosen with a celebration of Vester’s life to be held Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 1:30 pm, at the Hampton Inn, 1322 Skillman Way, in Bedford.


Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford was entrusted with the arrangements and care of Mr. Jones.


Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com





William A. (Billy) Poling Obit

William A. (Billy) Poling

August 4, 1958 - April 21, 2024


Bedford - William A. (Billy) Poling, 65, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at Stonebridge Health Campus.


Born August 4, 1958, in Bedford, he was the son of Allen M. and Ariel (Megnin) Poling. He was a business owner and member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford, the Lawrence County Art Association, Little Theatre of Bedford, the White River Humane Society, and I.U. Varsity Club. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1976. He attended trade school in Cincinnati. Billy was an avid fan of Indiana University Athletics and Cincinnati Reds and attended several games. He loved to write, was a wonderful artist and enjoyed taking trips to Disney. He faithfully attended the Indianapolis 500 for many years. He loved his German Shepards and driving his Mustang.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1st at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford with Tim Thompson officiating. A memorial gathering will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lawrence County Center for Women's Ministries or the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




Janet Ann Doss Obit

Janet Ann Doss

BEDFORD – Janet Ann Doss, 81, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born August 26, 1942, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Clifford “Red” and Nellie (Haag) Morgan.  She married Jerry Lee Doss, Sr. on October 4, 1960 and he survives.

 

Janet was a 1960 graduate of Orleans High School and a member of Bethel Church. She was an avid seamstress and quilter, sewing clothes for her children and worked for Turner Dolls. Janet loved taking care of her children and traveling all over the world.

 

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Lee Doss, Sr. of Bedford; children, Jerry Lee Doss, Jr. of Jeffersonville, Jane (Darin) King of Bedford, and Jeffrey Doss of Jeffersonville; grandchildren, William Lee Doss, Morgan Ann Doss, and David Henson; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Richard Morgan of Nevada, Helen Nelson of Bedford, and Dorothy Arbuckle of Bedford.


Her parents and siblings, Glenn Morgan, John Morgan, and Carl Morgan preceded her in death.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Bethel Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. 

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

 

Janet’s family prefers donations be made to a children’s hospital of your choice.

 

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




James M.” JD” Deckard Obit

James M.” JD” Deckard

James M.” JD” Deckard, 36 of Bedford passed away on Friday April 19, 2024, at 1:50 p.m. in Bloomington. He was born in Bloomington on November 28, 1987, to Michael Deckard and Kelly (Moffatt) Weaver. JD had worked as a contractor in construction and previously at Ben Tire in Bloomington. JD was a loving Uncle to his nieces and nephews.


Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kelly and Glen Weaver, Jr. of Bedford, father, Michael Deckard of Bloomington, two sons, Jayden Deckard of Crawfordsville, and Carson Deckard of Bloomington, siblings, Brandon (Natalie) Deckard of Bloomington, Nikki Deckard of Bedford, Ashley Deckard of Bloomington, and Tony McGruder of Bloomington, grandmother, Tina DeFord of Bloomington, grandparents, Glen and Karen Weaver of Bedford.


JD was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shirley and Larry Hatton, grandfather, Chester Moffatt, and grandfather, Dwight Deckard.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 24, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Lindy Hopkins, officiating, cremation will follow, visitation will be on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




April 19, 2024



David Bartlett Obit

David Bartlett

June 10, 1936 – April 18, 2024


David B. Bartlett, 87, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Majestic Care of Bedford. Born June 10, 1936, in Bedford, he was the son of Kenneth Bartlett and Edyth (Jones) Bartlett. He married Donna Louise Ingle on July 24, 1976, and she survives.


David was a graduate from Bedford High School. He attended the University of Dayton and graduated from Indiana University. David was a member of First United Methodist church where he was an usher. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and member of the American Legion Gillen post #33. David was an avid golfer, a ham radio operator, and he was a member of the Bedford and Mitchell Dulcimer club. David retired from GM as a Quality Control Supervisor.


Surviving to cherish the memory of David, two daughters; Jerri Lee (Mike) Todd, Jessica Luanne Allen; one son; Michael (Carmela) Bartlett; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (John Ford) Metzger, Stacie (Seth) Helbert, Stephen (Whitley) Todd, James Bartlett, Cameron Bartlett, Brittany Allen, and Brandee Allen; and nine great grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Greg.


A funeral service for David will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 1:00pm at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will follow at Tunnelton Cemetery. Visitation will also be held at Ferguson-Lee Chapel from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.


Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.




Robert J. Meadows Obit

Robert J. Meadows

January 16, 1937 – April 17, 2024


Robert “Bob” J. Meadows, 87, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 11:07pm at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born January 16, 1937, in Bedford, he was the son of Stanley D. Meadows and Lydia (Roberts) Meadows. He married Linda Deckard on May 21, 1955, and she survives.


Robert was an excellent carpenter. He loved farming and working with his cattle. He was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church where he was the song leader for 50 years.


Robert is survived by his wife, Linda Deckard; five children, Tevin (Nancy) Meadows, Tracey (Jerry) Clampitt, Terri (Bill) Golay, Toran (Tracey) Meadows, Todd (Dashia) Meadows; one brother, Mike Meadows; one sister, Phyllis Nilson; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.


Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Donnie Meadows.


Funeral services for Robert will be held Tuesday April 23, 2024, at 11:00am at the Leatherwood Christian Church in Bedford. Burial will follow at Leatherwood Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation for Robert will be held Monday, April 22, 2024, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.


Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.




April 18, 2024



Jaime Lynn Kline Obit

Jaime Lynn Kline

BEDFORD – Jaime Lynn Kline, 46, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

 

Born February 10, 1978, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Donald and Bonnie (Graham) Scherschel.  Jaime married Joshua Kline on September 20, 1997 and he survives.

 

Jaime was a 1996 graduate of Mitchell High School.  She worked as a property manager for Pritchett Brothers Properties.  Jaime was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary.  She cherished the last 27 years with her husband, Josh.  Jaime loved being a Nana to her grandchildren and was a proud mother of her children.

 

Surviving are her husband, Joshua Kline of Bedford; children, Justice (Bradley) Hammers of Henryville, Dillon Taylor of Greenwood, Jayden (Chelsea) Kline of Bedford, and Jolynn (Jesse Turner) Kline of Bedford; grandchildren, Jayleigh Kline, JoLoyd Turner, and Laken Hammers; father, Donald Scherschel of Mitchell; brother, William M. Scherschel of Mitchell; step-mother, Terri Del Real of Florida; mother and father-in-law, Donetta and Mike Kline of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Her mother and brother, Joshua Curtis Oscar Jones, preceded her in death.

 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

 

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

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



Betty J. Houchin

June 24, 1935 - April 18, 2024


Bedford - Betty J. Houchin, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 6:23 am on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at I.U. Health Hospice House.


Born June 24, 1935, in Monroe City, IN, she was the daughter of Joseph and Irene (Wesley) Bottoms. She married Burel Houchin on November 21, 1953, and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2018. She was a homemaker and a member of the Broadview Bowl Tuesday morning Houswives' League. She was a member of the Jay-She's and loved sewing, crocheting and reading.


Survivors include a daughter, Gaye Lynn Copeland, of Bedford; a son, Burel Keith Houchin, of Berry, KY; three grandchildren, Kassandra Bollinger, Heather Copeland, and Garrett Keith Houchin; a great-grandchild, Killian Gmachowski; a brother, Ken Bottoms (Bonnie), of Monroe City, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burel; her parents; a son, David Blaine Houchin; two brothers, Charles and Jerry Bottoms; two sisters, Peg Morton and Hattie Downey.


Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, April 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery in Vincennes. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.





David Lee “Beetle” Bailey Obit

David Lee “Beetle” Bailey

ORLEANS – David Lee “Beetle” Bailey, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Indiana University Health Hospice House.

 

Born October 30, 1957, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John L. and Sharon Lavonne Bailey (née Hall).  He married Darlene Gale Henson on November 29, 1996, and she survives.

 

Beetle worked for Regal Beloit and Otis Elevator before returning to his country roots working with Nutrien Agricultural Solutions, where he retired. Unphased at the prospect of hard work, Beetle was known for his dedication to providing for his loved ones. His hard work led to an even heartier appetite, where he loved to spend his free time at social gatherings with his family. In life he set an excellent example of hard work, loyalty, and dedication, instilling these values into all that knew him. These values will live on forever in the hearts of those that were fortunate to know him in life, allowing him to live on far beyond the day of his passing.

 

Surviving is his wife of 27 years, Darlene Gale Bailey of Orleans; stepchildren Brenda Stephenson and her husband, Josh, and Mark Peters of California; grandchildren Cole Stephenson and his fiancée, Whitney, of Wisconsin, Colton Krise of New York, and Brennan and Justice Ayers of Bloomington; mother, Sharon Lavonne Bailey of Orleans; siblings, Tom Bailey and his wife, Norma, of Mitchell and Larry Bailey and his wife, Patti, of Bloomington and many friends, nieces and nephews

 

He was preceded in death by his father, John L. Bailey of Mitchell, and sister, Judy Gathard of Morristown.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell, Indiana with Grant Garthwaite officiating. The burial will be held at Talbott Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

 

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




April 17, 2024



Beverly D. (Martin) Jordan Obit

Beverly D. (Martin) Jordan

November 11, 1948- April 16, 2024


Bedford- Beverly D. Jordan, 75, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.


Born November 11, 1948, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Gathis and Betty Martin. Beverly enjoyed her girl parties at her house once a month with her aunts and cousins, going to flea markets, and reading. She worked at Dunn Hospital for 29 years.


She is survived by her sister, Pam (Donnie) Bing, 3 aunts, one uncle, and many cousins. She was preceded by her husband, Anthony (A.J.) Jordan, her mom, and dad, a sister, Carolyn Sue Martin, and her niece, Angie Elkins.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to the time of service on Friday. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




April 16, 2024



Jamie Durbin Obit

Jamie Durbin

April 13, 1980 – April 15, 2024


Jamie Durbin, 44, of Bedford passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, at her residence. Born April 13, 1980, she was the daughter of Wanda White. She loved gardening, flowers, and spending time outdoors. She loved more than anything to spend time with her grandchildren, who were her world.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Jamie, is her mother Wanda White; daughter, Kayla (Jacob) Terrell; son, Braden Durbin; three grandchildren, Kinlee Terrell, Jaden Terrell, and Alayna Terrell; one sister, Jessica Durbin; one nephew, Isiah Vermillon; and close family friend George Evans.


Jamie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Opal and Elbert Copland; and her son Graden McFarlan.


A private graveside memorial service will be held at Dive Cemetery.


Arrangements for Jamie Durban have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-Geroge Family funeral Homes in Bedford.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.





William Henry Mullis Obit

William Henry Mullis

MITCHELL – William Henry Mullis II, 67, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.


Born January 28, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of William Henry and Ruth Ann (Scott) Mullis.  He married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Jane Barlow, on July 29, 1978 and she survives.


Bill was raised in Mitchell, Indiana and had a wonderful childhood in the 1960’s, playing baseball, football, riding his bike, and tormenting his sisters, Sheila, Sharon, and Susan.  Bill excelled in academics, graduating as Valedictorian of the of the Mitchell High School class of 1975.  He went on to Indiana University, graduating with honors in 1979 with degrees in Computer Science and Forensic Studies. 


After college, Bill entered the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.  In 1982 Bill was awarded an Army Funded Legal Education Program scholarship to attend the law school of his choice, which was Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Upon Law School graduation in 1985, Bill was then a Judge Advocate General Attorney Officer for the U.S. Army, serving until 1991 before leaving for the Law Offices of Fine and Hatfield in Evansville.  Here Bill and Cindy raised their children.  Bill coached baseball teams, attended his daughter’s piano and dance recitals, and thoroughly enjoyed being a dad. 


As a Christian since 19 years of age, Bill loved serving God and became a church deacon and leader, serving at churches in Evansville and in later years, Mitchell.  In late 2000, Bill acted upon a dream of his, to open his own private law practice in his home town of Mitchell.  Upon moving to Mitchell, Bill also served on the Lawrence County Community Foundation Board, the Mitchell Community Library Board, acted as Mitchell city attorney, and served his church as a Deacon. 


Bill loved sports; IU games, and Baylor football being his favorite.  He and Cindy loved travel and did so extensively in the U.S., Caribbean, and several trips to the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, and Scandinavia.  Bill’s very favorite pastime were his darling grandchildren.  Attending their many activities, playing sports, checkers and board games, or just watching them play gave him great joy.


Even though his health problems slowed him down, he never lost his joy.


Surviving are his: wife, Cynthia Jane Mullis of Mitchell; children, Christopher Barlow (Rachel) Mullis of Plainfield and Cassandra Rose (Jarrod) McIntire of New Salisbury; grandchildren, Gavin, Cooper, Olive, Emmeline, and Stellan; mother, Ruth Ann Mullis of Mitchell; and siblings, Sheila Moore of Mitchell, Sharon Gerkin of Mitchell, and Bradley (Christa) Mullis of Mitchell.

His father and sister, Susan Hardman, preceded him in death.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Allen officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.


Memorial Contributions:  Spice Valley Baptist Church





Charlotte Ann Alexander Obit

Charlotte Ann Alexander

Charlotte Ann Alexander, 75 of Springville passed away at her home on April 12, 2024. She was born in Washington County on July 10, 1948, to Cleva and Nada (Hedrick) Voyles.


Charlotte graduated from Pekin High School in 1966, she went on to work 31 years at NSAC Crane, she also sold real estate for Jay Donaldson, Limestone Realty Group, and Abacus Realty in Bloomington.


Charlotte married Michael J. Goolden on October 14, 1997, in Las Vegas, Nevada and he survives.


Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Goolden, one daughter, Tammy Workman, two stepdaughters, Michelle Glenfield, and Megan Goolden, eight grandchildren, Michael Russell, Brittany Russell, Dustin Workman, Derek Workman, Jimmy Glenfield, Jennifer Glenfield, Justin Glenfield, and Jordan Glenfield, ten great grandchildren.


Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Cleva and Nada Voyles, sister, Wanda Hazelip, two husbands, Tom Dillon, and Gary Alexander.


Funeral services will be held on Friday April 19, 2024, at Cresthaven Funeral Home at 12:00 Noon, with Pastor Sherman Thomas, officiated, burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.





Janice R. Romine Obit

Janice R. Romine

October 4, 1940 – April 14, 2024


Janice R. Romine, 83, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Autumn Trace in Bedford. Born in Kansas on October 4, 1940, she was the daughter of Elwin and Virginia (Lake) Pickens. She married Richard Romine on April 22, 1978 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2022.


Janice was a member of Guide Pointe Church in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1959. She retired from RCA in Bloomington.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Janice are two sons, Paul (Rebecca) Romine of Bedford and Chad (Christina) Romine of Bedford; grandchildren, Anna and Jackson Romine, Carter Romine, and Noah, Olivia and Emmie Jones; one sister, Cheryl Tieman of Springville; three brothers, Ray Pickens of Indianapolis, James Pickens of Springville, and John Pickens of Springville; along with several nieces and nephews.


Janice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard; two sisters, Shirley Wildman and Ruth Walters; and one brother, Joe Pickens.


Funeral services for Janice R. Romine will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Guide Pointe Church, 2900 35th Street in Bedford with Pastor Chris Perry officiating.


Visitation will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm, also at Guide Pointe Church.


Arrangements for Mrs. Romine have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.




Devin Paul Brown Obit

Devin Paul Brown

July 8, 2005 – April 12, 2024


Devin Paul Brown, 18, of Bedford, passed away Friday, April 12, 2024 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. Born July 8, 2005 in Bloomington, he was the son of Paul R. (PR) Brown and Pam (Tincher) Brown.


Devin was a senior at Bedford-North Lawrence High School. He loved books and watching DVD’s as well as going to school.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Devin is his mother, Pam Brown (Joe Waddle) of Bedford; grandmothers, Kay Tincher of Bedford and Mary Alice Brown of Freetown; his aunt, Anne Marie (Bryan) Martin of Freetown; and his cousins, Wendy (Cody) Hall of Freetown and Kelly (Clayton) Lewis of Bloomington.


Devin was preceded in death by his father, Paul R. (PR) Brown in 2012; and his grandfathers, David Tincher and Norman Carol Brown.


Funeral services for Devin will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Barry DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery in Jackson County. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Contributions in memory of Devin Paul Brown may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





Larry “Kent” Fletcher Obit

Larry “Kent” Fletcher

Larry “Kent” Fletcher, 67 of Bloomington and Bedford passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2024, at 8:15 P.M. at his home after a courageous battle with Cancer, he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Bedford on November 3, 1956, to Carole Sue (Pruitt) Weyher.


Kent was the caretaker of Ken-Ray Lake for many years, he retired from US Gypsum in Shoals as an Industrial Maintenance Engineer.


He was an avid motorcyclist and outdoorsman.


Kent married Teresa McGeary Fletcher on December 4, 2020, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa McGeary-Fletcher, one son, Marshall Fletcher, three grandchildren, Ashlynn Fletcher and Justin Fletcher, and Emma Grace Brown, his father, Richard Weyher and his wife, Norma, two sisters, Joan Marcos, and Pennie (Jeff) Karnes, half-brother, David Fletcher, two stepsons, James Brown, and Jeremy (Morgan) Brown.

Kent was preceded in death by his mother, Carole Sue Weyher, his wife, Janice Fletcher, stepson, Justin Brown.


Cremation was chosen with a celebration of Kent’s life at a later date, Cresthaven Funeral


Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com. In remembrance of Kent, as requested by his family; There are special people in our lives that never leave even after they are gone. Love your family and friends daily as if it is your last day, no one is promised tomorrow.





Johnny Eugene Terry Obit

Johnny Eugene Terry

MITCHELL - Johnny Eugene Terry, 53, passed peacefully on April 8, 2024 at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

 

Johnny was born on September 2, 1970, in Bedford, to Robert Terry and Shelia (Tolbert) Sojourner.

 

He lived a wonderful, meaningful life serving our country during Desert Storm in the U.S. Air Force, raising 4 children, and had 8 grandchildren.  Johnny was passionate about a lot of things in life. He loved spending time with his family, riding his Harley, and building race cars. He had a love of music from all genres and all time periods. He enjoyed spending time with his father working on vehicles and other projects.  He will be missed by many friends and family.

 

He leaves behind his father, Robert Terry; siblings, Sabrina Terry, Rob Terry, Elizabeth Suarez, Gilbert Suarez, and Rudolfo Magana; 2 children, and 2 stepchildren, Tyler (Cora) Terry of Colorado Springs, CO, Tabatha Terry of Natalia, TX, Victoria Wise of Natalia, TX, Andrew (Kayla) Wise of Bloomington, IN. Along with 8 grandchildren, Claire Wise, Rosalie Morgan, Raelyn Moreno, Charlotte Wise, Jaxson Wise, Bonnie-Jean Terry, Dixie-Raye Terry, and Jolene-Grace Terry.

 

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Shelia Sojourner, and his brothers, Claude Terry and James Terry.

Though Johnny may be gone his spirit lives on through his gracious gift of organ donation.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Cremation will follow, with burial at Port Williams Cemetery at a later date.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

 

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




April 11, 2024



Gary Martin Obit

Gary Martin

October 15, 1961 – April 10, 2024


Gary Martin, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN. Born October 15, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of William Edward Martin and Amanda Jane (Russell) Hopkins. He was raised in the home of Hazel Russell.


Gary worked at Appleacres as an orchard manager and cider maker for 45 years. He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club and was of the Christian Faith. He was a lifelong mechanic; he could fix and build pretty much anything there was. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


Gary is survived by two daughters, Stormi Taylor and Allisha (Andy) Yost; one son, Brandon (Kirsten) Martin; eight grandchildren, Tyler Frazier, Austin Frazier, Kendra Taylor, Dayson Martin, Woodson Yost, Gavin Martin, Case Martin, and Lynlee Martin; four great grandchildren, Riverlyn, Lakelyn, Oakley, Braxton, and one on the way; two brothers, Larry and Richard Martin; as well as several nieces and nephews.


Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Alan Martin.


A funeral service for Gary will be held at 11:00am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive cemetery in Williams. Visiting hours will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday, April 15, 2024, also at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.




April 10, 2024



Joshua LeRoy Blackwell Obit

Joshua LeRoy Blackwell

March 6, 1986 – April 4, 2024


Joshua LeRoy Blackwell, 38, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the I.U. Health Bedford Hospital. Born March 6, 1986, he was the son of Cecil Blackwell and Jeannie Sykes. He married Alexis Greene December 19, 2019 and she survives.


Joshua was a graduate of the Mitchell High School and enjoyed art and playing the guitar.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Joshua is his wife, Alexis; his children, Jordie, Joleigh, and Alexie Blackwell and Theodore Greene; his parents, Cecil Blackwell and Jeannie Sykes; and siblings, T.J. Blackwell and Willie Blackwell. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Nate Sykes.


A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Community Concourse, 14th and H Streets in Bedford. Cremation has been chosen.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangement for Joshua Blackwell.


Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





Andrea Kern Obit

Andrea Kern

January 28, 1958 – April 08, 2024


Andrea Gale (Bailey) Kern, 66, of Springville, was called home to her Savior in the presence of her loving family on Monday, April 8 at 7:57 p.m.


Born January 28, 1958, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Rodney and Mary (Deckard) Bailey of Bedford. She married Rick J. Kern on July 11, 1980. Andrea retired from Kroger and attended Grace Community Church. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed spending time with her family and church community as a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.


Andrea is survived by her husband of 43 years, Rick of Springville; mother, Mary Bailey; children, Andy (Sarah) Kern of Slinger, WI., and Derek (Kayla) Kern of Bedford; 8 grandchildren, Silas, Lucas, Chloe, Julia, Josiah, Matthias, Hannah of Slinger, WI., and Barrett Kern; brothers, Kevin Bailey (fiancé Jill A. Deckard) and Jeff Bailey (significant other Vickie Guthrie); and sisters, Yvonne Tincher and Michelle Bailey, all of Bedford. Her father Rodney preceded her in death.


A funeral service will be held on April 13, 2024, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with her son Pastor Andy Kern officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., and the formal service will commence at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Springville Christian Cemetery.


The family would like to thank the staff of Hoosier Uplands, Majestic Care and IU Health Bedford for their compassion, guidance, and comfort.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations can be made in honor of Andrea to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.




April 9, 2024



Christina Marie Sowders Obit

Christina Marie Sowders

Christina Marie Sowders, 57 of Columbus passed away April 6, 2024, at 10:55 P.M. at Greenwood Meadows. She was born in Lawrence County on January 3, 1967, to Lovell Sowders, Sr., and Emma Jane (Brown) Sowders.


Survivors include her sisters, Trudy Holtsclaw of Greenwood, Carole Andis of Bedford, and Kaye Kelly of Bedford.


Christina was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Danny Sowders, Lovell Sowders, Jr., and Phillip Evans all of Bedford, two sisters, Betty Deckard, and Shirley Ray both of Bedford.


Funeral services will be held on Friday April 12, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with her nephew, Darren Holtsclaw, officiating burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




Gail Louise Connerley Obit

Gail Louise Connerley

November 7, 1935 – April 8, 2024


Gail Louise Connerley, 88, of Mitchell, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2024 at the I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington. Born in Lawrence County, Indiana on November 7, 1935, she was the daughter of Hubert Earl and Lois (Kindred) Speer. She married James Edward Connerley on April 30, 1958, and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2014.


Gail retired from Ford (Visteon) in Bedford and was a member of the Mitchell Pentecostal Church. Gail was an avid bowler, euchre player and loved traveling, playing games with the grandchildren and working in her yard.


Surviving Gail are her children, Lois (Dan) Fisher of Indianapolis, Barbara Martin of Mitchell, and Joshua Connerley of Fort Knox, KY; grandchildren, Eric (Brooke) Fisher of Greenwood, Brent (Michelle) Fisher of Greenwood, Kaylynn (Chris) Higgins of Newburgh, Matthew Fisher of Las Vegas, NV, Kia Cox of Bedford, Kenzi Cox of Bedford, Kansas (Kellie) Cox of KY; brother, David (Janet) Tidd; great grandchildren, Adalye, Owen, Azalya, Jensen, Bentley, Paisley, Knox, Cael, Jayden, Eliana, Luke, Winston and Grayson; as well as many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.


Gail was preceded in death by her husband, James; children, Annita Connerley Cox and Jimmy Connerley; granddaughter, Amber Gail Martin; brothers Jasper Speer, Delbert (Alma) Speer, Web (Inez) Speer, Roy (Maureen) Speer, Everett (Tiny) Speer, Bill (Louise) Speer, Bud (Maxine) Speer, Gerald (Susie) Speer; sisters, Juanita Shepperd and Geneva (Herman) Henderson; step brothers, Paul, Raymond, Charles and Bobby Tidd; and step sister, Eva Gould.


Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Bro. Larry Dalton and Bro. Brent Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00pm-7:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Eric Fisher, Brent Fisher, Josh Connerley, Chris Higgins, Matt Fisher and Owen Fisher.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.




Nancy L. Ganaway

MITCHELL – Nancy L. Ganaway, 87, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024, at Mitchell Manor.

 

Born October 25, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Henry and Vivian Lucille (Reid) Ganaway.

 

Nancy was a 1957 graduate of Mitchell High School.  She worked at Stone City Products.  Nancy loved shopping – especially for shoes.

 

Surviving are her special friends, Chris Ferrel and Michelle Asbury, both of Mitchell.

 

Her parents and brothers, Richard Paul Ganaway and William Eugene Ganaway, preceded her in death.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Clarence Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

 

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

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




April 5, 2024



Helen G. Ackerman Obit

Helen G. Ackerman

April 5, 1934 – January 2, 2024


Helen G. Ackerman, 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Born April 5, 1934 in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Kirzie and Blanche (Davidson) Pridemore.


She married Kenneth Ackerman on February 18, 1961. Kenny preceded her in death on October 23, 1998.


Helen had a passion for genealogy and researching her family history as well as helping others with theirs. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cross-stitching, and crafts. Helen attended First Baptist Atlanta and One Heart Church.


She is survived by daughter Marlene (Alan) Rauch of Cumming, GA; son Harold Bailey of Mitchell, IN; granddaughters Candace and Brenna; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Roy (Brenda) Pridemore of Shelbyville, IN and Charles (Paula) Pridemore of Greenwood, IN.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Jack Bailey; one great-grandson; brothers Leon, Clarence, Ronald Eugene, Henry Jacob, Wayne, Kenneth, Winfred, Marvin, Harold Dean, Michael, James, Stanley, and sisters Lois Johnson, Eva Garrison, Cathelene Caceres, Mary Jane Pace, Juanita Pridemore, and Carolyn Anderson.


Helen’s earthly resting place will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, Indiana.




Scott Lang Brewer

March 19, 1961 - April 5, 2024


Bedford - Scott Lang Brewer, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 12:48 am on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 12:48 am on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Majestic Care in Bedford.

Born March 19, 1961, in St. Catherines, Canada, he was the son of Gordon and Anna Lee (Riddle) Brewer. He was a truck driver.


Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer (Blake) Hull, of Osh Kosh, WI; two grandchildren, Serenity Ann and Alexander Hull; two sisters, Toni Brewer, of Ellettsville and Tabbi (Steven) Owens, of Bedford; two brothers, Steven Brewer, of Bedford and Sheppard (Donna) Brewer, of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents.


No services are scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




William Henry Harrison Jr. Obit

William Henry Harrison Jr.

MITCHELL - William Henry Harrison Jr., one of the last remaining members of “The Greatest Generation,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at his home in the care of his loving family. “Bill” was born in Mitchell, IN on March 30, 1926 along with his twin sister Barbara, to William Henry Harrison Sr. and Hazel McNeely Harrison. The family moved to a farm near Bromer in Orange County where they lived during The Great Depression and where Bill and his sisters attended a one room school. Near the end of the Depression, the family then returned to Mitchell.

 

Bill attended Riley School where he became friends with another young man by the name of Virgil Grissom. They joined the Boy Scouts in 1938 and attended Mitchell High School together, graduating in 1944. After graduation, Bill, Virgil, and another friend, Harrison Connelly, enlisted in the Army Air Corps. One of Bill’s greatest regrets in life was that he was not able to serve his country overseas during WW II. He was crewed up as a right side gunner on a B-29 bomber, having already received orders to deploy to the Mariana Islands in the Pacific should an invasion of Japan be necessary. The war soon ended with the advent of the atomic bomb and Bill then returned to Mitchell where he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Margaret Overton, on May 29, 1945. The couple was married almost 67 years when Mary passed away in 2012. Bill lovingly cared for Mary in their home as she battled Alzheimer’s disease.

 

The second regret of Bill’s life was not having the opportunity to earn a college degree. After his Army discharge in 1946, Bill worked for a time at Carpenter Body Works before he was hired by Lehigh Portland Cement Company where he was employed 44 years, years 1968-1978, were spent at Lehigh’s home office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Where is became Manager of safety after his excellent performance in Labor Relations. After Lehigh merged with the Heidelberg Corporation, Bill returned to the Mitchell plant where he was Manager of Administration and Control. After his retirement, Lehigh continued to consult Bill on safety matters in their cement plants around the United States. Bill was respected by those he worked with at Lehigh as a man of his word with a strong personal work ethic.  Since Bill never got the opportunity to earn a college degree himself, he worked very hard and lived frugally, saving money so that he could give his children the chance to graduate from college. His daughters both obtained nursing degrees, Candace from IU and Drucinda from Penn State, William III also graduated from Penn State with a degree in Journalism.

 

Bill was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 where he served on the Honor Guard and was a Past Commander. He felt a great personal responsibility to give all veterans of our armed forces, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, a fitting and proper memorial service. Bill was also a 75 year member and Past Master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. During the 1960’s, Bill was chairman of the pudding contest at the Mitchell Persimmon Festival. He always enjoyed critiquing his family’s persimmon puddings. As his granddaughter Katie once said, “He taught me how to appreciate a good persimmon pudding.” Bill was also a member of Jacob Finger Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was also active in the Mitchell Rotary Club where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow.

           

William Henry Harrison Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, twin sister Barbara, and sisters Louise Lancaster and Betty Fields. He is survived by daughters Candace (Steve) Isom and Drucinda Burton, both of Mitchell and a son William Henry Harrison III (Cindy Marks) of East Greenville, PA. Grandchildren: Stephen (Ashley Allen) Isom III, John-Paul (Julie) Isom, Lauren (Jesse) Pounds, Kathryn (Daniel) Houchin, William Henry Harrison IV (Maegan), Nora Harrison, John Harrison, and Leah Marks. Great-grandchildren: Rieken Isom, Jack and Quinley Isom, Reese Isom, Julia Isom, Rhett Houchin, Ryleigh Houchin, and Miss Reagan Houchin due in June, William Henry Harrison V (Liam), and Nell Harrison.

 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Jacob Finger Methodist Church with Pastor Pam Tedrow and Brother Marc Fields officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Entombment will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

 

Friends may visit Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.  A memorial service will be conducted by Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

The family would like to thank Hoosier Uplands Hospice Staff for their compassionate and professional care of William in his final months and also his special caregiver, Chandler Hershberger.

 

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




April 4, 2024


Beverly "Bev" Kay Brunt Obit

Beverly "Bev" Kay Brunt

March 4, 1948 - April 4, 2024


Bedford - Beverly "Bev" Kay Brunt, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.


Bev was born on March 4, 1948, in Bloomington, IN, to Harold R. and Martha "Betty" E. (Keilbach) Daniel. On May 8, 1988, she married Phillip M. Brunt, and he preceded her in death on February 26, 2008. Bev was a very proud nurse that walked the halls for many miles while serving the patients at Bedford Medical Center for 40 years. She enjoyed preparing for and singing gospel music at local events and churches. Her favorite past-times were playing and calling Bingo at local halls and playing the slot machines at French Lick or while traveling.


Survivors include two sons, Michael Scott (Cindy) Kleindorfer, of Bedford and Eric Landon (Lisa) Kleindorfer, of Bloomington; a brother, Steven I. Daniel, of Columbus, IN; a granddaughter, Raichael S. Miller; a grandson, Landon R. Kleindorfer and two step-grandchildren, Ryan J. Waldo and Eric C. Waldo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Mark. E. Daniel.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Reno Bates officiating. Cremation will follow.


Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Boys and Girls Club. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




April 3, 2024


Jane (Leach) Dingfelder

Jane (Leach) Dingfelder, 72 of Bedford passed away at her residence on April 2, 2024. She was born in Bedford on March 13, 1952, to Bill Leach and Evelyn (Gigli) Leach. She was preceded in death by her parents.


Survivors include her children, Lisa (Eric) Meadway of Bedford, Jeff (Danielle) Prow of Georgia, Jessica Mollet of Bedford, and Sara Mollet of Bedford, grandchildren, Dawson Scalf, Ivy Scalf, Cass Thompson, Kyah Grubb, MaKayla Grubb, Alex Crane, Cameryn Crane, Chelsea Emenike, Brandon Meadway, Beau Prow, and Max Prow, two brothers, Mike (Bobbi Jean) Leach of Bedford, and Bill (Brenda) Leach of Mitchell, one sister, Jeannette (Richard) Thompson of Oolitic.


A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Saturday April 6, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. at New Life Church, 740 4th Street, Harrodsburg, Indiana.


Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




John Terry Norman Obit

John Terry Norman

May 25, 1951 - April 1, 2024


Bedford - John Terry Norman, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 7:30 am on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Center.


Born May 25, 1951, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of John and Roberta (Covey) Norman. He married Marcia Robinson and she preceded him in death. He worked in Aviation/Electronics at NSWC Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He loved to travel and vacation.


Survivors include siblings, Dale "Tony" Norman and wife, Cheryl, of Bartlettsville, David Norman and wife, Dorothy, of Johnson City, TN, Alicia Vodde, of Cincinnatti, OH; a step-daughter, Dixie Clark, of Daleville, IN; a grandson, Justin Clark, of Knoxville, TN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.


A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com





Willena Cook Obit

Willena Cook

August 26, 1956 – April 2, 2024


Willena A. Cook, 67, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 5:15pm, at the I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington. Born August 26, 1956, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Willis R. Langley and Stella (Deckard) Langley. She married John Cook, and he survives.


Willena of Christian faith, loved gardening, flowers, and buying and selling antiques. She loved spending time with her grandchildren; and enjoyed the last 33 years with her husband John, a good husband, caregiver, and companion.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Willena is her husband, John Cook; two daughters, Michelle Owens of California; Melissa (Chad) Smith of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Dylan, and Alex Smith; Five siblings, Karen Lasley, Tereasa (Dan) Polley, Tony Langley, Allen (Christine) Langley, Sheila (Randy) Lane; along with several nieces and nephews.

Willena was preceded in death by her parents.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family funeral homes in Bedford with Pastor Curtis Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.



April 2, 2024



John "Tommy" Pourner III Obit

John "Tommy" Pourner III

July 27, 1981 - April 1, 2024


It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of John T. Pourner III, affectionately known as Tommy, on April 1, 2024. Born in 1981, Tommy was a cherished member of our community, whose witty personality and love for laughter brought joy to many.


Tommy is survived by his loving father, John Pourner II, his devoted loving mother, Peggy Pourner, and his caring siblings, Alicia and Edward Pourner. A proud father, Tommy leaves behind his son, John "JT" Pourner IV, and his precious daughters, Jaquline and Gloria Pourner.


Sadly, Tommy was predeceased by his beloved son, Edward Pourner, endearing paternal grandfather, Loye Pourner, and caring paternal grandmother, Gloria Pourner.  Maternal grandfather Edward Cook, and maternal grandmother Susan Merritt. Their memories were a source of strength and motivation for Tommy throughout his life.


Tommy was a devout member of the White River Baptist Church and also loved Classic Rock and Country music. His musical taste was a reflection of his vibrant and lively personality. His sense of humor was infectious and he had an incredible ability to bring happiness to those around him, irrespective of the circumstances.


We find solace in the fact that Tommy's zest for life and humor will continue to live on in his children, and in the shared laughter and stories of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. The void left by his absence will be filled with the love and warm memories he has left behind.


Tommy chose not to have a viewing and requested to be cremated. To honor his wishes a Celebration of Tommy's life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on April 13, 2024, Pastor Jim Russell will be officiating at the White River Baptist Church located at 7705 Tunnelton road, Bedford IN 47421.


We invite everyone who has been touched by Tommy's life to join us in honoring and remembering a man that has left an indelible mark on our hearts. Condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.



April 1, 2024


Carman L. Kelsey

Carman L. Kelsey, 81 of Springville passed away on Saturday March 30, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Vincennes on May 7, 1942, to William Clinton Kelsey and Louise (Williams) Kelsey. Carman married Phyllis Newland on February 2, 1964, and she survives. Carman was an X-Ray Technologist at Bloomington Hospital for over 30 years, he was active with the Outdoor Sportsman Club of Mitchell.


Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Kelsey of Springville, two children, Cathleen Kelsey of St. Paul, and Michael Kelsey of Springville, one granddaughter, Kelsey Louise Tharp of Bloomington.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Logan Kelsey.

Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




Talmadge Waggoner

June 13, 1937 - Marach 28, 2024


Springville - Talmadge Waggoner, 86, of Springville, passed away at 12:10 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at Majestic Care in Bedford.


Born June 13, 1937, in Martin Co., IN, he was the son of Ralph and Flossie (Sipes) Waggoner.


He had been a die cast operator for Extruded Alloy's.


A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




Robert Patrick, III

February 25, 1953 - March 29, 2024


Bedford - Robert Patrick, III, of Bedford, passed away at 3:26 am on Friday, March 29, 2024, in Bedford.


Born February 25, 1953, in Monroe Co., he was the son of Robert Patrick, II and Betty (Stubbelfield) Patrick. He was a retired machinist working in Indianapolis and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.


Survivors include two sons, Jason Patrick and fiancé, Paula Lindsey, of Bedford and Robert Patrick IV, and wife, Heather, of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Stacey and Chase Patrick, Samual and Nora Patrick; four great grandchildren; a brother, Charles Patrick, of Indianapolis; three sisters, Carolyn Wagner and husband, Dennis, of Ellettsville, Lynda Shane, of Florida and Vicky Sharp. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com




Keith Russell Clark Obit

Keith Russell Clark

Keith Russell Clark of Pendleton, Indiana passed away at the age of 68 on March 27, 2024. Keith was born on August 20, 1955 to the late Clarence and Helen (George) Clark. He was a dedicated member of the Hamilton County Exchange Club. He patriotically served the Flags of Freedom project which creates American flag displays across central Indiana. He was a long time member and usher of Ovid Community Church and Ovid Men’s Ministry.


Keith, known as Papaw to his grandchildren, valued time with his family, loved helping out with school events, volunteering and attending every sporting event, reading and playing with his granddaughters, and spoiling them at every opportunity.


Keith is survived by: Loving wife, Bonny Kerr Clark


Son: Kyle Clark and his wife Emily Suter. Kyle and Emily have two children, Madeline and Chloe Clark.


Step-daughter: Kirsten Bays Diedrich and her three daughters Jaslin Diedrich, Brielle Kennebrew, and Leia Kennebrew.


Brothers and sisters: Ralph III, better known as Butch, who is deceased. Butch and Keith are survived by Butch’s wife Kris Fish, Robyn Fish and his wife Mary Fish, Sandra Sherrill and her husband Curtis Sherrill, Michael Clark and his wife Arnetta Clark, and Beth Anne McIntyre and her husband Larry McIntyre


The visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Ovid Community Church with services immediately following at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Keith Wooden will be officiating. The burial will be at Grove Lawn Cemetery in Pendleton, Indiana at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations for funeral funds are kindly appreciated.

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