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Obituaries – August 2013

Obituaries – August 2013

August 31, 2013 Helen F. Sheeks July 5, 1918 — Aug. 29, 2013 Helen F. (Boston) Sheeks, age 95, passed away Thursday at her home in Indianapolis. Helen was born July 5, 1918, in Washington to the late John W. and Lucy G. (Edwards) Boston. She married her loving husband, Robert R. Sheeks on Sept. 23, 1972 in Washington, Ind. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2001 after 28 wonderful years of marriage. Helen was a 1936 graduate of Bedford High School. She retired in 1972 after working as an administrative assistant for the Indianapolis Home Show for 34 years. Helen was also the past president of the National Association of Women in Construction, Indianapolis Chapter. Helen was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church and a former member of the Samaria Christian Church. She and her late husband Bob always had a great relationship with the Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and dining in fine restaurants. Helen is survived by a niece: Barbara (Tim) Bennington of Washington; and two nephews: Steve (Kathy) Boston of Indianapolis and Gary (Glenna) Myers of Washington; and special friend: Kay McClain of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her only child: Nancy Lou Penecale; one grandson: Robert Austin Penecale; one sister: Rosemary Myers; and one brother: Richard A. Boston. The Rev. Shan Rutherford will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home-Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Knott Cemetery in Bedford. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Helen to Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Rd., Greenwood, IN 46143 or Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, 3737 Waldemere Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46241 or Wheeler Mission Ministries, 205 E. New York St. Indianapolis, IN 46204. Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Sheeks family at www.meredith-clark.com. Lloyd V. Johnson Aug. 3, 1937 — Aug. 28, 2013 Lloyd Vernon Johnson, 76, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Aug. 3, 1937, in Orange County, he was the son of Claude and Zora (White) Johnson Fields. He married Barbara Carolyn Chapman June 30, 1956, and she preceded him in death May 16, 2013. He was employed with Indiana Sandstone and retired from Sigma Steel with 43 years of total service. Surviving are his children, Sheryl (Jan) McBride, Bedford and Faron (Karen) Johnson, Bedford; grandchildren, Michael Edwards, Matthew Edwards, Doug Johnson, and Nick Johnson; two step granddaughters and four step great-grandchildren. His parents; wife; son, Alan L. Johnson; daughter, Janice Marie Edwards; and siblings, Cecil Johnson, Earl Johnson, and Lorene Johnson, preceded him in death. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Port William Cemetery with Karen Johnson officiating. Casketbearers: Faron Johnson, Doug Johnson, Nick Johnson, Michael Edwards, Matthew Edwards, and Jan McBride. There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Gary L. Stancombe Sr. Feb. 4, 1948 — Aug. 29, 2013 Gary L. Stancombe Sr., 65, died Thursday in Bedford. Arrangements pending at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. August 29, 2013 Patricia Garofola Oct. 28, 1937 — Aug. 27, 2013 Patricia Jo (Srygley) Garofola, 75, of Bedford passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday in Bedford. Born Oct. 28, 1937, in East Oolitic, she was the daughter of Charles K. and Mabel (Lawyer) Srygley. She married Joseph Garofola on June 22, 1957; and he survives. She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1957. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church since 1956, and was also a member of the St. Vincent Altar Society. She was a retired florist and owned and operated Country Charm Flowers in Bedford for 20 years. She was also a food demonstrator for Jay-C Plus in Bedford. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Garofola of Bedford; two sons, Timothy W. (Cathy) Garofola and Tracy J. (Teresa) Garofola, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Timothy Aaron (Ashlea) Garofola, of Fort Wayne and Kayla Marie Garofola, of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Mackenna Diane Garofola and Allayna Marie Garofola, both of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Tommy (Cheryl) Syrgley and Randy (Peggy) Syrgley, both of Bedford; two sisters, Debbie (Tom) George of Williams, and Charlene Srygley of Clover, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Tina Marie Garofola, in 1976. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Rose Armstrong April 24, 1922 — Aug. 272013 Rose Armstrong, 91, of South Harrodsburg Road, Springville, died at 11:03 p.m. on Tuesday at the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born April 24, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clint and Lila (Tucker) Bridwell. She was a graduate of Bedford High School. She married Don Armstrong in June of 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2008. Rose was a homemaker and a member of the Popcorn Christian Church; she loved genealogy of her family and the community. The Harrodsburg Community Center has the Rose B. Armstrong room which has her history of the community. In 2000, Rose and Don were named Monroe County Farm Family of the Year. Survivors include two sons, Joe H. Armstrong and wife Trudy (Deckard) of Springville and Alan D. Armstrong and wife Sharon (Turner) of Springville; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey H. Armstrong and wife Jennifer of Springville, Darren Armstrong and wife April of Springville, Amy Spires and husband Cam of Springville, Dr. Ashley Armstrong and husband, Robert Heath Prince of Springville, Allison Armstrong Deckard and husband Levi of Clay City, Doug Wilson and wife Lisa of Ellettsville, and Marisa Donovan and husband Brant of Clayton; two step-grandchildren, Dr. Holly Cooper and husband Dr. Jason Cooper of Zionsville and Lorrie Gray and husband Jason of Brownsburg; 13 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ken Bridwell and wife Louise of Paris, Ill.; and two sisters, Carol Bennett and husband Bob of Marshall, Ill., and Twila Hall and husband Dan of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Leslie Armstrong Wilson Hassfurder; one son, Mark Edward Armstrong (in infancy), two brothers, Vic and Phil Bridwell, and a sister, Margie Clendening. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Dee Kinman, and Brother Phil McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lowder Cemetery Association, Popcorn Christian Church, or the Harrodsburg Heritage Days. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Rose at www.daycarter.com. Benjamin Honeycutt A Celebration of Life for Benjamin A. Honeycutt, 20, Bedford, who died Aug. 22, will be at 2 p.m, on Saturday at St. Vincent DePaul Life Center in Bedford. Honeycutt died at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. Lloyd V. Johnson Lloyd Vernon Johnson, 76, Williams, died at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. August 28, 2013 Mildred Rumovicz March 22, 1920 — Aug. 26, 2013 Mildred Marie Ratliff Dugger Rumovicz, 93, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family around her. Born March 22, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William and Margaret (Callahan) Bell. She married Earl Ratliff in 1935 and he preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1975. Her second marriage was to Bill Dugger, who also preceded her in death. Her third marriage was to Theodore Rumovicz in 1985. She dedicated her life to her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marie retired from RCA. She was a charter member of Woodville Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Missionary Society. She also held a membership in the VFW Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Theodore Rumovicz of Port Charlotte, Fla.; children, Lois Marie (Burl) Terrell of Mitchell, James Lewis (Phyllis) Ratliff of Mitchell, Ronald Earl (Sharon) Ratliff of Fort Myers, Fla., Patricia Ann (Jerry) Arnold of Mitchell, Richard Joseph Ratliff of Fort Myers, Fla., Kenneth Eugene (Peggy) Ratliff of Bedford, Linda Kay Ratliff of De Funiak Springs, Fla., Margaret Ellen Pluris of De Funiak Springs, Fla., and Charles Edward (Kathy) Ratliff of Coral Gables, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her parents; husbands, Earl Ratliff, and Bill Dugger; and siblings, Wesley Bell, Dessie Pemberton, Dora Axom, Gladys Terrell, Marguerite Axom, Paul Bell, Pauline Bell, Robert Bell and Mable Todd, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Glenn Stidd and the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Theron Ratliff, Eric Ratliff, Tim Cornwell, Tony Ratliff, Greg Pannell and Terry Terrell. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Rose Armstrong Rose Armstrong, 91, Springville, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. August 27, 2013 John R. Brown Jr. June 17, 1922 — Aug. 25, 2013 John R. Brown Jr., 91 of Bedford, passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Sunday in Bedford. Born June 17, 1922, in Sullivan, he was the son of John R. Brown Sr. and Mary M. (Hayden) Brown. He married Linda L. (Stewart) Brown on Feb. 12, 1972; and she survives. He was a graduate of Switz City High School. He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served with the 341st Bomber Group during the China Offensive Campaign. He is also a retired mail carrier. Surviving are his wife, Linda of Bedford; one daughter, Judith Wright of Switz City; two sons, John Roy (Kay) Brown of Fairborne, Ohio, and Jerry R. (Linda) Brown of Red Oak, Texas; two stepsons, Mark W. (Peggy) Ingle of Springville and Jeffrey P. (Barbara) Ingle of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Lori A. Cleveland of Jeffersonville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Wanda) Brown of Switz City. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, William Kyle Brown. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Switz City Cemetery with Pastor Russell Burnette officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Alice M. Armstrong Feb. 7, 1931 — Aug. 23, 2013 Alice Mae (Bennett) Armstrong passed away on Friday at the age of 82. Alice was born to Rex and Lucy Bennett of Oolitic, graduated from Oolitic High School in 1949, studied nursing at Ball State and married Jack H. Armstrong of Springville in 1953. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June. Alice was proud of her large family. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Nina Spears, Gayle Comboy, Mary Wohlfeld, Dorothy Hayes, Bud Bennett and Wayne Bennett. She is survived by her husband, Jack; her sister, Vivian Binkley of Hendersonville, N.C.; brother, Mick Bennett of Bedford; four children and six grandchildren. Alice lived most of her life in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Burke, Va., and was particularly fond of her time in Stuttgart, Germany, and Berkeley, Calif. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book in memory of Alice at www.daycarter.com. Jacque L. Wells April 11, 1950 — Aug. 26, 2013 Graveside service was at 10 a.m. today at Owensburg Cemetery for Jacque Lee Wells, 63, Springville, who died Monday at her residence. Jenkins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mildred Rumovicz Mildred Marie Ratliff Dugger Rumovicz, 93, Mitchell, died at 4:55 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. August 26, 2013 Bernadine Hunter Nov. 9, 1925 — Aug. 24, 2013 Bernadine Hunter, 87 of Bedford, died at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born on Nov. 9, 1925, she was the daughter of Daisy and Logan Mitchner. She married Robert Hunter on April 12, 1945, and he survives. Bernadine graduated from Clearspring High School in 1944. She was a member of Mundell Christian Church. Bernadine worked at the Indiana Limestone Co. for several years in the drafting department. She also worked at the Naval Weapons Support Center at Crane, Indiana. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Bedford; three children, Debora Bateman and husband Jim of Loogootee, Tammi Hooten and husband Stephen of Bedford, and Jon Hunter of Bedford; grandchildren, Scott Taylor of Bloomington, Brian Taylor and wife Jessica of Warsaw, Lisa Taylor and partner Leia Fanelli of Bloomington, Kevin Hooten of Bloomington, Kyle Hooten, Klint Hooten and Katelyn Hooten, all of Bedford, Jessica Hunter of Illinois, Joni Jacobo and husband Harrison of Vincennes, and Jeni Hunter of Bedford; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Russell Mitchner and wife Edith; and brother, Ralph Mitchner and wife Jane. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to light a candle and sign the guestbook in memory of Bernadine at www.daycarter.com. William R. Green May 24, 1920 — Aug. 23, 2013 William R. Green, 93, Bedford, formerly of Durham, N.C., died at 8:34 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. No services are planned. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Alice B. Armstrong Alice B. Armstrong, 82, Springville, died at 12:47 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. August 25, 2013 Larry Joe Roberts Nov. 2, 1939 — Aug. 21, 2013 Larry Joe Roberts, 73, of Springville, died at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013, in Inglis, FL. Born November 2, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of Thomas Roberts and Laura (Phillips) Roberts. He married Patricia Wray on September 15, 1962, and she survives. He was a laborer for Cummins Engines, Columbus, IN, retiring in 1994. He was graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1959 and a member of New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle, Bedford. Surviving are his wife, Patty Roberts, Springville; three sons, Todd (Kris) Roberts, Greenwood, Jeff (Debbie) Roberts, Dayton, OH, and Darren Roberts, Indianapolis; one daughter, Stacey (Mike) Terry, Bedford; nine grandchildren, Jake, Katie, Karlie, Jonathan, Leah, Nathan, Alaina (Aaron), Braden and Chase; one great-granddaughter, Sophia; and his dog, Bandit. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lloyd, Donald and Charles Roberts and one sister, Mildred, all in infancy; and in later years four brothers, Glen, Carl, Dean and Harold Roberts and two sisters, Francis Flinn and Mary Pipher. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastors Mark Brock, Keith Thompson and Benny Sutherland officiating. Burial will be in Lowder Cemetery, Springville. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be visitation hours on Monday, August 26, from 11 a.m. until the service hour. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Benjamin O. Keutzer May 8, 1933 — Aug. 23, 2013 Benjamin O. Keutzer, 80, died on August 23, 2013, in his Harrodsburg home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Harrodsburg on May 8, 1933, the youngest of Orval and Victoria Keutzer’s six children. After graduating from Smithville High School (Class of ’51), he enlisted in the US Navy and served as a medic in the Korean War. While still in the Navy, he met and married Wanda Broyles and with her began to raise a family. After his discharge, he attended Indiana Central University (now the University of Indianapolis) through his GI Bill benefits. He intended to pursue a career in hospital administration, but a friend suggested that they both take the FBI entrance exam. What resulted was a long career as an FBI agent, with cases including the JFK assassination and civil rights violations by the KKK. This career meant having to move house often, as far as California and New Jersey, and as close as Indianapolis and Louisville. After retiring from the FBI in 1983, he took a job as Chief of Police of Shively, KY, and then as the Director of Special Investigations for Kentucky under the Attorney General. He also taught criminal justice as the University of Louisville and at Eastern Kentucky University. When he again retired, he moved to the same farm that he had left in 1951. He spent his final years enjoying his life as a farmer and as a member of his church and community. He held active roles in the Indiana Farm Bureau, the South Central Regional Sewer District of Monroe County and Lawrence County, the Harrodsburg Lions Club, Oolitic Masonic Lodge, Stanford Eastern Star and Monroe County Retired Teachers. In 2010, he married Marion Fleener Incollingo. Together, they had three wonderful years, which included realizing a long-term wish to take a cruise to Alaska. He is survived by wife Marion Keutzer of Harrodsburg; daughter Debra Waterbury (husband Rex) of Virginia Beach, VA; by sons Kevin Keutzer (wife Brenda) of Scottsdale, AZ, Brian Keutzer (wife Julie) of Rochester Hills, MI, and Tim Keutzer (wife Joan) of Littleton, MA; stepson John Fleener of Bloomington, IN; stepdaughter Jayne Fleener-Merritt (husband Mike) of Raleigh, NC; and by his eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are private. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Harrodsburg Community Building at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Bernadine Hunter Bernadine Hunter, 87, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. August 24, 2013 Benjamin Honeycutt Oct. 19, 1992 — Aug. 22, 2013 Benjamin A. Honeycutt, age 20 of Bedford, passed away at 11:08 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Hospital Paoli Hospital. He was born in Bedford to Tony and Lucy (Grubb) Honeycutt on Oct. 19, 1992. He was a graduate of BNL High School in 2011, and he worked at Cosner’s Ice in Bedford. Survivors include his parents, Tony and Lucy Honeycutt of Bedford; one brother, Brent Honeycutt and wife Heather of Bedford; maternal grandfather, Lester Grubb of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Mary Hungate of Bedford; aunt, Rhonda Young and husband Darrell of Bedford; uncle, Ed Grubb and wife Beth York of Bedford; nephew, Maxwell Honeycutt of Bedford; and cousin, Logan Treanor of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Molly Grubb; paternal grandfather, Thomas Hungate Sr.; great-grandparents, Benjamin Franklin Pruett and Mary Elizabeth (Duncan) Pruett. Cremation was chosen, with a Celebration of Life at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Christina Lockridge Nov. 17, 1980 — Aug. 22, 2013 Christina LeAnn Lockridge, 32, of Mitchell, died Thursday at her mother’s home in Orleans, surrounded by family and loved ones after her life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Christina was born Nov. 17, 1980, in Bedford, to her parents, Billy R. and Cheryl George Lockridge. She graduated from Orleans High School with the Class of 1999. She is survived by her Mother and Dad, David and Cheryl A. Guthrie of Orleans and her father, Billy R. Lockridge of Paoli. There are four sisters, Marissa Lynch of Mitchell, and Natasha Guthrie, Serenity Guthrie, and Paula Guthrie, all of Orleans; and her grandmother, Margie Lockridge of Orleans. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and half sister, Amy Lynn Ping. The funeral will be at 10 a.m Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Brent Franz officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell City Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Tonya Holloway Feb. 22, 1956 — Aug. 20, 2013 Tanya J. Holloway, 57, Bedford, died Tuesday in Bedford. Cremation was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. August 23, 2013 Jean Speer Jan. 21, 1931 — Aug. 20, 2013 Jean (Lawler) Speer, 82, Bedford, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Franklin, to Harvey and Rosa Jean (Miles) Lawler. On Nov. 11, 1950, she married Doyle Speer at the Leesville United Methodist Church, and he preceded her in death. Jean attended Fairview Community Church, was a member of the Stone City Squares Dance Club, she enjoyed RV’ing and motorcycling and worked in construction and trucking. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Buzek and Valerie Stigall; five grandchildren, James Mollet, Amanda Burke, Joshua Stigall, Alyssa Prince, and Ashley Stigall; five great-grandchildren, Josie Mollet, Jesslyn Mollet, Brinna Foddrill, Madilynn Stigall and Bryce Burke; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Pete, Carl and Tom Lawler; and sisters, Shirley Whitaker, Dorothy Day and Doris Angel. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Community Church with pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Services conducted by Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Larry J. Roberts Larry Joe Roberts, 73, Springville, died Wednesday in Inglis, Fla. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. August 22, 2013 Rev. Joe Stevens Aug. 14, 1921 — Aug. 20, 2013 The Rev. Joe Stevens, 92, Bedford, went home to be with Jesus after years of service for the Lord, at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Joe was born in Indianapolis on Aug. 14, 1921, to James L, and Nellie (Wiese) Stevens. He married Helen Mundy Stevens on April 14, 1939, in Bedford, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 2011, after 72 years of marriage. Joe was an US Navy Veteran of World War II, and he retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1978. The Rev. Joe Stevens and his wife Helen founded the Friendly Bible Church in Bedford in 1974, Joe served as Pastor full time until 2008, he preached for over 50 years Survivors include two daughters; Linda Jenkins and husband Tom and Sharon Lyons and husband Carl, all of Bedford; two sons, Joe Stevens and wife Brenda and Jerry Stevens and wife Ana, all of Bedford, 19 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Mary Stevens of Bedford; and several nieces nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Stevens; one son and daughter-in-law; Gary and Bea Stevens; four grandchildren, Debbie Landstrom, Jerry Stevens Jr., John Wesley Stevens, and Jimmy Nelson; great-grandchildren, Chad Rumsey, Stephanie Brooke Bauer, George Edward Jenkins II, and Evan Blakey,; three brothers, James Stevens Jr., Noble Stevens, and Lorenzo Stevens; and two sisters, Mary E. “Sissy” Burgess and Alice Jaggers. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Tim Jenkins and Brother Brent Stevens, officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Graveside rites will be given by American Legion Post No. 33, Bedford Friends may call from 10 until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Jean Speer Jan. 21, 1931 — Aug 20, 2013 Jean Speer, 82, Bedford, died Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Christian Church. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at the church. The Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville is in charge of the arrangements. August 21, 2013 Cecil D. Rowlett Sr. Sept. 24, 1945 — Aug. 18, 2013 Cecil Douglas Rowlett Sr., 67, Orleans, passed away Sunday at his residence. Born Sept. 24, 1945, in Bedford, Ky., he was the son of Albert and Ethel Rowlett. He married Linda Faye Hopper Oct. 7, 1963, and she preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1991. He had been employed at Shelby Trucking. Surviving are his children, Melissa (Dana) Campbell, Anita (Nathan) Shepherd and Douglas (Tonya) Rowlett, all of Mitchell and Cecil Douglas (Natasha) Rowlett Jr. of French Lick; nephew, Daniel (Wendy) Rowlett of Orleans; grandchildren, Anthony and Baili Campbell, Amanda and Chris Brooks, Caitlin and Douglas Rowlett Jr., Brooklyn and Landyn Rowlett, Andrew and Alexandra Shepherd and Bostyn and Denver Rowlett; great-granddaughter, Abbi Campbell; siblings, Mary Heitz of Columbus, Norma Baker of Columbus and Lena Mae Boldery. His parents; wife; and siblings, Leonard Rowlett, William “Pete” Rowlett, Carol Ray Rowlett, Virgil Rowlett and James Rowlett, preceded him in death. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Claude ‘Gene’ King Sept. 1, 1927 — Aug. 20, 2013 Claude “Gene” King, age 86 of French Lick, passed away Tuesday at Medco Health and Rehabilitation in French Lick. He was born on Sept. 1, 1927, to Claude Emmitt and Mary Olive “Followell” King. He married Renolda Morrow on Aug. 5, 1950. He was the florist for the French Lick Springs Resort for 33 years. Gene was a member of the West Baden First Baptist Church and graduated from Bedford High School in 1946. He is survived by his wife, Renolda King of French Lick; son, Danny (Orpha) King of French Lick; three daughters, Cathy Huzvar of Carmel, Pam (Brian) Oakley of Paoli, and Missy (Bill) Burton of French Lick; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; two sisters; and one grandson. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the West Baden First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs with Jim Tritle officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the Angel Foundation c/o Hoosier Uplands or to the Mount Lebanon Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432 Condolences may be made by e-mail to brosmerkemplefh@hotmail.com; on Facebook at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. Freda Scheibe Graveside service for Freda Scheibe, who died Aug. 17, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. August 20, 2013 Stacy R. Pruitt June 3, 1971 — Aug. 18, 2013 Stacy R. Pruitt, 42, of Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in Bedford. Born June 3, 1971, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Billy D. Sullivan and Rita L. (Hardwick) Sullivan. She married Robert E. Pruitt on Dec. 17, 1990, and he survives. She was a LPN employed by ResCare Group Homes, working in Bedford and Spencer. She attended the Salvation Army Church, Bedford and was a member of Lawrence County ABATE. Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Pruitt of Bedford; one daughter, Brittany R. (James) Walker of Henryville; one son, Logan Robert Pruitt of Bedford; one granddaughter, Jaicee Walker of Henryville; three sisters, Victoria Zoelzer of Mitchell, Valarie (Denny) Martin of Bedford and Ashley Baker of Mitchell; three brothers, Billy (Melanie) Sullivan of Petersburg; Bobby (Adrienne) Sullivan of French Lick and Tristan Sullivan of Ellettsville; and 16 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Capt. Donna Rose officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Russell E. Edwards April 22, 1925 — Aug. 17, 2013 Russell E. Edwards, 88, Shoals, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. Russell was born in Daviess County on April 22, 1925, to William H. and Esther (Harker) Edwards. He married the love of his life, Naomi R. (Davis) Edwards on June 29, 1952. They were blessed with one daughter, Sara and husband, Michael Caylor of Collierville, Tenn.; a son, Dr. Mark and wife Jane Edwards of Zionsville; four grandchildren, Lauren C. Caylor, Andrew J. Edwards and wife Elly, Lindsey L. and husband Stephen Livesay, and Abigail L. Edwards. He is also survived by one sister, Lenora and Donald Stultz of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas J. Edwards in 1979; and three brothers, Friedman, Robert and Leland Edwards. Russell graduated with the Alfordsville High School Class of 1943. Early in his career, he traveled for Wyatt Seed Company of Petersburg, He later represented Carolina Shoe Company of Morgantown, N.C., traveling three states. He was a faithful member of the West Shoals Church of Christ and was the song leader until his illness. He was a member of a vocal quartet and sang at many funerals and weddings. He also taught a capella singing throughout congregations in southern Indiana. His other special interests were antique cars and tractors, especially Hudson and Essex models. He wa also an avid reader of history. Friends and family may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Trinity Springs Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., in care of the Douglas J. Edwards memorial scholarship fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.queenlee.com. Jeffrey S. Johnson Jan. 1, 1961 — Aug. 11, 2013 Jeffrey S. Johnson, 52, Oolitic, passed away peacefully at his home on August 11, after a courageous 28-month battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. 1, 1961, in Springfield, Mass., to William and Josephine (Petrone) Johnson, who preceded him in death. An avid Red Sox fan and history buff, he was a graduate of Technical High School. He worked for 26 years at Hasbro before moving to Indiana in 2006. He most recently retired from the home health care field in Indiana. Jeffrey is survived by his siblings Frederick (Lana) and William (Barbara), both of Springfield, Mass. He also leaves his uncle Vincent (Shirley) Petrone of North Carolina, and his aunt Mary (Wayne) Simpson of Springfield; along with several nieces and nephews and a grand niece. The family would like to thank his loyal friends Bill W. and Roger Dion; his supportive caregiver, Linda Kasey; and Hoosier Uplands Hospice. Jeffrey donated his body to the Indiana University School of Medicine. A committal service will be determined at a later date. Cecil Rowlett Sr. Cecil D. Rowlett Sr. died Sunday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. August 19, 2013 Dennis S. Henderson April 21, 1957 — Aug. 16, 2013 Dennis S. “Tiny” Henderson, 56 of Bedford, formerly of Tunnelton, passed away at 1:41 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Born April 21, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald and Nancy (Payton) Henderson. He married Irene Mitchell on Aug. 15, 1980; and she survives. He was employed at Visteon until 2008 as an assembly worker, and he also worked at George’s Gateway. He was also an avid bowler. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1975. Surviving are his wife, Irene (Mitchell) Henderson of Bedford; his mother, Nancy Henderson of Buddha; two sons, Nicholas Henderson of Greenwood and Tyler Henderson of Bedford; one brother Michael (Beverly) Henderson of Greencastle; three uncles, Floy (Melissa) Payton of Virginia, Gary Henderson of Indianapolis and Michael Henderson of Bedford; one aunt, Carol Hutchinson of Heltonville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Henderson; and one nephew, Shawn Henderson. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral home, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton 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. Melody J. Prow Nov. 11, 1974 — Aug.15, 2013 Melody Joy Prow, age 38 of Bedford, passed away at her residence on Thursday. She was born in Bedford to Robert Prow and Faith (Edinger) Spicer on Nov. 11, 1974. Melody was a graduate of Mitchell High School Class of 1993, and Indiana Cosmetology Academy in 1993, she worked in Hair Salon’s in Lawrence & Monroe Counties, and she was a gifted Hair Stylist. Melody was a bold cancer survivor for nine years, she was known for her big heart and her ability to listen to people without judging them. Melody’s proudest achievement and greatest passion were her daughter and son, she always felt so blessed to have them. Survivors include her daughter, Ravyn “Pettie” Elisabeth Lee of Bedford; her son, Raymond Foster Lee of Bedford; her mother and stepfather; Faith and Ray Spicer of Bedford; her father, Robert Prow of Bedford; her brother, Nick Benson of Milwaukee, Wis.; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Marie Edinger of Bedford; and special friend, Matt Scherschel of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Paul and Nellie Prow; and her great-grandparents Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Brother John Lund officiating. Burial will follow. Melody will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but she will never be forgotten. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Maynard Bowling March 26, 1940 — Aug. 17, 2013 Maynard Bowling, 73, Brownstown, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born March 26, 1940, in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of Delbert and Susan Alice (Ledford) Bowling. He married Doris Jean Bishop Aug. 28, 1967. He had been employed at Buck Lemon Furniture Store and was a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Brownstown. Surviving are his wife, Doris Bowling of Brownstown; children, Debbie Cole of Salem, Vicky Van-Arsdale of Indianapolis, Karen Mangum of Greeenwood, Tammy Maudlin of Campbellsburg, Eugene Bowling of Salem, Michael Allen Bowling and Michael Duane Bowling both of Mitchell, Cathy Fisher of Chrisney and Lori Rodriguez of Seymour; siblings, Lee Roy Bowling of Orleans, Wayne Bowling of Salem, Clifton Bowling of Edinburgh, and Geneva Brown of Salem; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren His parents; daughter, Norma Bowling; brother, Darrell Bowling; two grandsons and a great granddaughter, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Muster officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Freda Scheibe June 6, 1943 — Aug. 17, 2013 Freda Scheibe, 70, Mitchell, passed away at 1:08 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 6, 1943, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Fred Schmitt and Manilla (Tatlock) Maudlin. Freda retired from General Electric and was a former member of the First Christian Church and Phi Beta Psi Sorority. Surviving are her children, Victoria K. Scheibe of Roanoke, Va., Payot O. Scheibe III of Mitchell, Melinda Elizabeth Speer of Bedford and Julie Dawn Kidd of Oolitic; mother, Manilla Maudlin of Clarksville; grandchildren, Alex and Adryanna Speer and Treyton Phillips; brother, David Maudlin of Florida; and half sister, Janie Schmitt of Salem. Her father preceded her in death. Graveside service will be in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 1203 M Street, Bedford, IN 47421 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Kassi Lewis-Yaskovich Services are pending for Kassi Richel Lewis-Yoskovich, 16, Medora; who died Friday in rural Lawrence County, Friday. The Hague Funeral Home in Medora is in charge of the arrangements. August 18, 2013 William G. Franklin July 29, 1929 — Aug. 16, 2013 William G. Franklin, 84, of Bloomington, passed away at his residence Friday, August 16, 2013. He was born July 29, 1929, to Lex and Truly (Swango) Franklin in Oolitic, IN. William was a U.S. Army Veteran, retired from Westinghouse ABB Group and a member of Sanders Pentecostal Church. Surviving family members include his wife, Vera (George) Franklin of Bloomington, IN; sons, Matt Franklin of Round Rock, Texas, David Franklin and his wife Tena of Bloomington, IN, and Steve Franklin of Bloomington, IN; brother, Rex Franklin of Elkhart, IN; sisters, Dorothy Perry and Beverly Koontz, both of Harrodsburg, IN; grandchildren, David and his wife Jennifer of Bedford, IN, Daniel and his wife Tiffany of Springville, IN, Andrew of Bloomington, IN, Brittany and her husband Daniel of Speedway, IN, Cindy Hunt and her husband Sheldon of California; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Joshua. A celebration of life will be at noon Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Sanders Pentecostal Church with Pastor Joe Nelson officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sanders Pentecostal Church Building Fund. Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org. Freda Scheibe Freda Scheibe, 70, died Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. August 17, 2013 Alberta Chenault Sept. 18, 1920 — Aug. 14, 2013 Alberta F. Chenault, age 92, of Bedford passed away at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday at Johnson Christian Village. Alberta was born in Orange County on Sept. 18, 1920, to Cecil and Elma (Herthel) Limeberry. She was graduate of the Mitchell High School Class of 1938. She was employed at Reliance Manufacturing in Mitchell and Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington. She attended Calvary Chapel Church in Bedford. Alberta married Ira D. (Chig) Chenault on March 10, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 2008. Survivors include two sons: Phillip (Eva) Chenault of Morgantown and Ronald (Ginny) Chenault of Rocky Valley, Iowa; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lela Howell, Betty Meadows and Bonnie Eager, all of Mitchell. Alberta was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ira (Chig) Chenault; her parents; a twin brother and sister; and sister, Vivian Limeberry Godfrey. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Dennis S. Henderson Dennis S. “Tiny” Henderson, 56, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. August 16, 2013 Fern C. Winegar Feb. 26, 1921 — Aug. 15, 2013 Fern Cosetta Winegar, 92, a long-time resident of Bedford, died at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell. Born Feb. 26, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lela Flynn, Fern was nicknamed “Code” by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Winegar; and survived by two daughters, Yvonne Foster of Bedford and Burnettia Mulligan of Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Fern loved to garden and was an avid photographer and won several awards with family photos. She also crocheted blankets for all her children and grandchildren. Fern retired from RCA and was a member of Guide Point Church. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. in Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Brother Chris Perry from Guide Point Church will officiate and burial at Pinhook Cemetery will follow. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Fern at www.daycarter.com. Her family wishes to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the Mitchell Manor staff and Southern Care Hospice for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers please make donation in Fern’s name to Guide Point Church, 527 15th St., Bedford. August 15, 2013 Janet S. Eagan Dec. 24, 1938 — Aug. 13, 2013 Janet S. Eagan, 74, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born Dec. 24, 1938, in Bedford she was the daughter of Henry and Lillie (Box) Jenkins. She spent the majority of her life being “Mamaw Janet” to all of the many kids that she babysat for. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed camping and was an avid IU basketball fan. She will be greatly missed. Her Christian family included East Oolitic Community Church and Hillcrest Christian Church. As a young woman, she married Cecil Melton. Later she married Clyde Phipps and Clovis Eagan, who both preceded her in death. She is survived by seven children, Michael Eagan, Rosemary (Boyd) Godsey, Donna (Jeff) Richie, Cathy McFarland, Diana (Tony) Starr, Tina (Mike) Beedie and Lori Gorman; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. She was one of 12 children and is survived by brothers, Joe Jenkins and John Jenkins (her twin brother); and sisters, Alice Stearns and Zella Rose. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Michael; four brothers, Art, Hubert, Bill and Perry; and three sisters, Helen, Leatha and Ethel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.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 Janet at www.daycarter.com. G. Robert Powell Jan. 20, 1926 — Aug. 13, 2013 George Robert “Bob” Powell, 87, Orleans, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1926, in Orange County, he was the son of Walter C. and Sarah Lois (Pruett) Powell. He married Imogene Ruth Barlow April 17, 1948. He retired from Mitchell Crushed Stone and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Bob was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and served with the 138th Division in the Philippines on the Island of Luzon. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Imogene Powell of Orleans; sons, David Powell, Barry (Judy) Powell, Darryl (Molly) Powell and Mike Powell, all of Mitchell; siblings, Lee C. “Plush” (Mary) Powell, Bill (Eva) Powell, Delores M. Beasley, all of Mitchell, Lyle S. “Bud” (Myra Lou) Powell of Bloomington and Bernard (Moyne) Powell of Bedford; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church. Casketbearers: Robert Powell, B.J. Powell, Joey Powell, Ian Powell, David Powell and Mike Powell. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Alberta Chenault Alberta F. Chenault, 92, Bedford, died at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday at Johnson Christian Village. Arrangements pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. August 14, 2013 Heidi L. Baker Dec. 9, 1960 — Aug. 12, 2013 Heidi L. Baker, 52, Phoenix, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Monday. She was born Dec. 9, 1960, in Bedford, to James Baker and Linda Bailey Baker. She was a 1979 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was employed at Walmart in Phoenix and was a member of Deer Valley Eagles. She enjoyed being a grandmother. Survivors include her father, Jim Baker of Mitchell; her mother, Linda Baker of Phoenix; a son, Jeremy Minson of Phoenix; a daughter, Jessica (Josh) Buttles of Phoenix; granddaughters, Hannah and Kate Buttles of Phoenix; brother, Ed (Josie) Baker of Phoenix; sister, Michele Green of Bedford; and brother, Kevin Baker of Heltonville. A memorial service will be in Phoenix at a later date. Donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Janet S. Eagan Janet Sue Eagan, 74, Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Robert Powell Robert Powell, 87, Orleans, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. August 13, 2013 Harold McReynolds May 14, 1922 — Aug. 11, 2013 Harold E. McReynolds departed this Earth on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. He was born on May 14, 1922, in Somerset, Ky., attended Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio schools, and graduated from Norwood High School in June of 1939. His family then moved to the Milan area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. His overseas duty was in the Philippines. He was provided an opportunity for further schooling and enrolled in Hanover College in 1946. In 1950, he received a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Zoology, and minors in Geology and Botany. In February 1952 he earned a Master of Science degree in Aquatic Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Later he took additional training at Butler University, Indiana University and Colorado State University. At Hanover College, Harold “Mac” earned four varsity letters in baseball. Scholastically, Mac was on the Dean’s List and was inducted into both the scholastic and the scientific honorary societies. He joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity where he served as President one year. In a recent listing of Outstanding Biological Scientists from Hanover College, Mac was the only one chosen for this select group who did not have a Ph.D. It was at Hanover where he met his wife-to-be, Shirley Collins. They were married in 1949. Their son, Mark, was born in 1954. From 1952 to 1954 Mac worked as a Proof Director at Jefferson Proving Ground, and in June 1954, he was hired as Indiana’s first college-trained fisheries biologist and moved from Osgood to Indianapolis. He was in charge of aquatic research studies for the State in conjunction with Indiana University scientists. In 1966 he accepted a new position with the U.S. Forest Service in the Regional Office in Milwaukee, as their first Regional Fisheries Biologist. He was first located in Milwaukee, and then moved to Bedford. He retired in 1986 from the Forest Service. Mac was a long-time member of the Indiana Academy of Science and the American Fisheries Society. He was the first Indiana resident to be awarded the Society’s Excellence in Fisheries Science, and he was elected to Fellow status in 1984. That same year Purdue University awarded him their Chase Osborn award, symbolic of their selection of “Man-of the-Year in Conservation.” He has both personally authored and has collaborated with university scientists throughout the Midwest to write many scientific papers concerning fisheries research and the aquatic sciences. Mac’s activities in the Bedford area include membership in the Lions Club, Bedford Supper Club, Exchange Club, Kiwanis, the U.S. Power Squadron, and the American Legion. He served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence County Museum. He created the ongoing “Brain Games” project as a fundraiser for the Museum, and since the first Brain Games in 2002 it has continued to be the Museum’s largest annual fundraising event. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In 200l he initiated a successful Elderhostel program based on Lawrence County’s highlights, which was held at Spring Mill State Park. Mac was predeceased by Shirley, his wife of 61 years; a sister, Geri and her husband, Dr. Oscar Hoffman; and his parents, Mary Farmer McReynolds and David McReynolds. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Memorial gifts may be given to the Lawrence County Museum, the First United Methodist Church, the Lawrence County Community Foundation or the IU Health Bedford Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Dallas K. Johnson Oct. 14, 1933 — Aug. 12, 2013 Dallas Kenneth Johnson, 79 of Bedford, passed away at 1:33 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born on Oct. 14, 1933, in Corbin, Ky., to Ulus and Chattie (Monhollen) Johnson. He married Jacqueline (Hendricks) Heyneman on Nov. 3, 1951, in Angola. Dallas was a retired truck driver with the Teamsters Local No. 414 in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell and Bedford Eagles Lodge No. 654. Survivors include 10 children, Connie (James) Pond of Columbia City, Elaine (Noble) Ball of Heltonville, Dallas M. (Stephanie) Johnson of Bedford, Marvin (Karen) Johnson of Thornton, Colo., Rick (Ida) Johnson of Grantsville, Utah, Rose (Kenny) Alcorn of Heltonville, Lina Jo Johnson of Bedford, Lisa (Carl) Harz of Fort Wayne, Vicki (Troy) Croft of Fort Wayne, Greg (Judy) Johnson of Bedford; his former wife and companion Jacqueline Heyneman of Bedford; 30 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister; Ida (John) Widman of Fort Wayne; and two brothers, Richard (Carol) Johnson of Fort Wayne and Ray (Linda) Johnson of Churubusco. Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alma Napier and Nancy Johnson; one grandson, Nicolas E.C. Johnson; and his former wife, Barbara Johnson. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank StoneBridge Health Campus and staff for the excellent care that Dallas received, along with the staff of IU Health Bloomington Hospital CCWest, for their care. Beverly J. Dalton Nov. 6, 1930 — July 6, 2013 Beverly J. Dalton, 82, of Bedford, died at 3:55 a.m. on July 6 at her residence. Born Nov. 6, 1930, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Jack and Geraldine (O’Brien) Berrisford. She worked for Alfred’s Lunch Room then later owned Bev’s Diner. She was a lifelong member of the Lawrence County Art Association. She married Dan Dalton on June 23, 1990, and he survives. Surviving with her husband, Dan, of Bedford; are four children, Catherine Cannedy and husband John of Bedford, Laura Stroud and husband Scott of Bedford, James Concannon and wife Gia of Maitlin, Fla., and Christianne Black and husband Mitchell of Franklin; four grandchildren, Ryan Stroud and wife Barbara, Jami Stroud, Stephanie Montgomery and husband Drex and Heather Black; one sister, Bonnie Terrell and husband Tom of Scottsburg; three great-grandchildren, Darcy Grace Stroud, Lauryn Audrey Stroud and Lillianne Jane Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, James Concannon; and one brother, George Berrisford. A Celebration of Life gathering for Beverly will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Hillcrest Christian Church. Light refreshments will be served. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Beverly may be made to the Lawrence County Art Association, P.O. Box 1074, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Beverly at www.daycarter.com. August 12, 2013 Dorval L. Cook Jan. 20, 1949 — Aug. 10, 2013 Dorval Leona “Onie” Cook, 64, of Springville, passed away Saturday with her family by her side. She was born on Jan. 20, 1949, in Bloomington; she was the daughter of Walter F. and Geneva (Lucas) Garrison. Leona worked 29 years at RCA, five years at G.E., two years at Otis Elevator and retired from Baxter Pharmaceutical after eight years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and horseback riding. Leona is survived by her son, Gary Smith (Angie) of Bedford; daughter, Brandi Smith (Levi) of Springville; three grandsons, Dakota Smith of Springville, Tyler Smith of Avoca and Jesse Smith of French Lick; two stepchildren, Shelly Cook of Bloomfield and James Cook of Linton; her twin brother, Orville “Buck” Garrison (Wanda) of Bloomington; sister, Betty Chambers (Tom) of Gosport; brother-in-law, David Hayes, half brother, Bob Todd (Pam); three half sisters, Judy Trinkle (Leonard), Doris Cohee and Wygonda Rogers, all of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and half sister, Carolyn Hayes. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Russell D. Mallatt Aug. 30, 1964 — Aug. 10, 2013 Russell D. Mallatt, 48, of Bedford, died at 12:53 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald E. Mallatt and Dorothy J. (Spray) Mallatt. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1985 and was a lifelong farmer. Surviving are three sisters, Brenda (Leonard) Neff, Donna (David) Mills and Kristie (Tim) Fleetwood, all of Bedford; three nieces, Lisa (Michael) Stultz of Bedford; Shannon (Tom) Graves of Springville, and Jenni Beyers of Bedford; one nephew, Michael Wayne Neff of Bedford; five great-nieces and nephews, Colby, Halle, Bryson, Brayden and Kendall; one aunt, Mary Catherine Martin, Bedford; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one niece, Kara Neff. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Leonard Neff officiating. Burial will be in Erie Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Marilyn R. Robertson May 2, 1933 — Aug. 9, 2013 Marilyn Rose Robertson, 80, Paoli, and formerly of Orleans, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. Born May 2, 1933, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Carl Norman and Cleta Edyth (Pridemore) Chatham. She married Carl Wayne Robertson June 22, 1949, and he preceded her in death April 15, 2009. Marilyn retired from Simmons Company and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Surviving are her children, Danny Blane (Rebecca) Robertson of Freetown, Lynn Johnson of Bedford and friend David Huber of Columbus, and Kimberly (Gerald) Scott of Orleans; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Brinkworth and Carole Graham of Mitchell, Janice Hayes of Salem and Margaret Williams of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Her parents; husband; infant son, Denny; brother, Wilbur Dale Chatham; and sisters, Jean Boone and Joyce Conley, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Ian McMillan and the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. A private family burial will be at a later date in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service today at the church. Honorary Casketbearer: Wendy Scott. Casketbearers: Scott Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Cory Scott, Gerald Scott, David Huber, Brad Robertson, Matt Robertson and Danny Robertson. Memorial Gifts: Mount Pleasant Cemetery Endowment Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Ricky L. Spradlin March 14, 1954 — July 20, 2013 Ricky Lynn Spradlin, 59, formerly of Mitchell, died July 20 in Virginia. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Spice Valley Cemetery with military rites. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of local arrangements. Harold McReynolds Harold E. McReynolds, 91, Bedford, died Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Judy R. Jones July 21, 1947 — Aug.10, 2013 Judy Rose Jones, 66, Orleans, died at 1:47 p.m. Saturday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. August 11, 2013 Betty J. (Farr) Shirley Dec. 7, 1936 — Aug. 9, 2013 Betty J. (Farr) Shirley, 76, a resident of Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, Ind., passed away at 4:35 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013. She was lifelong resident of Tampico, Ind., with a heart of gold and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Born December 7, 1936, in Crothersville, Ind., she was the daughter of George Albert Farr and Thelma E. (Hoevener) Farr. In May of 1970 she married Bobby J. Shirley, who passed away on April 10, 2008. Betty was retired from Aisin and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Austin, Ind. She enjoyed collecting birds and Denim Days figurines, sitting outside watching the birds, squirrels, and rabbits and just enjoying the nature. Survivors include six children, Kathy (Larry Stuckwisch) Lakins, Tampico, Ind., Penny (Bob) Fleetwood, Bedford, Ind., Margie (George) Humphrey, Vallonia, Ind., Larry Shirley, Tampico, Ind., Kathy (Mike) McKain, Seymour, Ind., and Tracey (Johnny) Seniours, Seymour, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Lani McIntosh, Columbus, Ind., Chadd Wehmiller, Commiskey, Ind., Amanda Parker, Bedford, Ind., Kelli Brock, Bedford, Ind., Jamy Selfridge, South Carolina, Tyler Selfridge, Norman, Ind., Michael McKain, Athens, Georgia, Andrew McKain, Knoxville, Tenn., Samantha McKain, Seymour, Ind., Leigha Galicia, Columbus, Ind., and Corey Brown, Westport, Ind.; and 16 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her son, Kevin Scott Holland in May 1973. Rev. Block will conduct funeral services at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville. Burial will follow at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Dudleytown, Ind. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013, at Adams Funeral Home and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be given to the family for funeral expenses. Online condolences may be given and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com. Jake Patrick Whittle (Gerald Lee Baker Jr.) June 8, 1987 — Aug. 9, 2013 Jake Patrick Whittle (Gerald Lee Baker Jr.), 26, of Bedford, died at 5:33 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013, at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born June 8, 1987, in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald Lee Baker Sr. and Tina Marie (Imlay) Haste. Jake met Matthew Whittle on March 21, 2008, and he survives. He attended Cornerstone Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Jake enjoyed crafts, fishing and being outdoors. Survivors include his partner, Matthew Whittle of Bedford; mother and stepfather, Tina and James Haste of Bedford; father and stepmother, Gerald and Beth Baker of Henderson, Nev.; two brothers, Cameron Haste of Bedford and Gabriel Baker of Nevada; one sister, Sheena Miller of Ellettsville; maternal grandfather, William Imlay III of Seymour; maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Imlay of Seymour; paternal grandfather, Mike Thompson; several aunts and uncles, Kim and Ed of Ellettsville, Teresa Taylor of Greenwood, Amanda Lucas of Seymour, Penny Clark of Heltonville, Ki Eads of Heltonville, William M. Imlay of Seymour; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Roberta J Lucas; paternal grandmother, Leila Thompson; and one aunt, Roberta J. Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to the time of service on Monday, August 12, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jake at www.daycarter.com. Marilyn Rose Robertson Marilyn Rose Robertson, 80, of Paoli, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Orleans. Services will be 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the church. Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Dorval Leona Cook Dorval Leona Cook, 64, of Springville, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending with Allen Funeral Home. August 09, 2013 Dale Fortner Feb. 20, 1938 — Aug. 8, 2013 Dale Fortner, 75, of Bedford, died on Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at his residence. Born Feb. 20, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Ray and Sarah (Stroud) Fortner. He married Ethel M. Carson on June 3, 1959, in Bedford; and she survives. He was the retired owner/operator of Dale Fortner Insulation & Pest Control in Bedford. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, with the Class of 1956. He attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; American Legion Gillen Post 33; Masonic Lodge 14 F&AM; Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite; and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Fortner of Bedford; son, Ben Fortner of Mitchell; daughter, Sarah Lee of Bedford; grandchildren, Bobby Lee of Memphis, Tenn.; Jennifer Lee of Los Angeles, Calif.; Nathan Lee and Evan Lee, both of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, J.T. Fortner; and son-in-law, Robert E. Lee II. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33. Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Masonic Rites at 4 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge 14 F&AM in memory of Dale Fortner. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Linda A. Hatch Nov. 10, 1939 — July 1, 2013 Linda Ann (Incollingo) Hatch, 73, of Apple Valley, Calif., died peacefully on July 1 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to Larry and Juanita (Goodin) Incollingo on Nov. 10, 1939, in Bedford. She married Jerry Martin Hatch of Abington, Pa., in 1965 and he survives. Also surviving are a son, Gary Hatch of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a nephew, Michael (Kari) Shoemaker of Lisle, Ill.; her sisters, Patricia Comer of Bedford, and Susie Lambton, Mary Jane (Delmar) Neely, and Lisa Strange, all of Mooresville; a brother, Larry Incollingo Jr. of Bloomington; a stepmother, Marion Incollingo Keutzer; a sister-in-law, Betty (Ken) Kitson of Doylestown, Pa.; and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and many dear friends. Cremation was chosen. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, followed by interment of the urn at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to any animal rescue organization. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Linda at www.daycarter.com. John O. Flynn John O. Flynn, 55, of Bedford, died July 27 at Garden Villa in Bedford. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson–Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Tyler J. Pferrer Dec. 23, 1991 — Aug. 7, 2013 Tyler J. Pferrer, 21, Medora, died Wednesday at his residence. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Medora. Memorials: Mount Zion Methodist Church The Voss and Sons Funeral Service in Seymour is in charge of arrangements. August 08, 2013 Betty J. Irwin Aug. 3, 1927 — Aug. 6, 2013 Betty Jean Irwin, 86, Huron, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Born August 3, 1927, in Salem, she was the daughter of Ralph Henry and Effie Viola (Morris) Chastain. She married Clarence Volney Irwin Nov. 30, 1945, and he preceded her in death April 30, 2003. Betty retired from RCA with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and the Mission Circle. Surviving are children, Clarence (Delores) Irwin of Vine Grove, Ky., Dale (Marie) Irwin of Campbellsburg, Darrell Irwin of Mitchell, Jeannie Hollis of Huron, Ralph (Rosemary) Irwin of Bowling Green, Ky., Garold (Joy) Irwin of Mitchell, and Harold (Alexandra) Irwin of Beaufort, S.C.; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Chester Chastain of Orleans. Her parents; infant son, Larry Irwin; siblings, James Chastain, Robert Chastain, Charles Chastain, and Mary Catherine Trueblood; granddaughter, Alice Jean Irwin; grandson, Clarence Edward Irwin Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Sanders, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Ron Allender officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Lenora Medlock March 28, 1919 — Aug. 6, 2013 Lenora Medlock, 94, of Wilmore, Ky., formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Born March 28, 1919, in Somerset, Ky., she was the daughter of Robert M. and Evelyn (Vanhoozer) Hines. She married Ott Medlock on July 20, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2001. She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, where she taught Sunday school and was a youth director. She cared for the poor and less fortunate. Her hobby was quilting. Survivors include three children, twins, Ruby (Pat) Medlock and Judy (Wayne) Davidson, all of Wilmore, Ky., and Steven (Trish) Medlock of Guilford; eight grandchildren, Troy Pedersen, Trent (Lisa) Pedersen, Paige (Ryan) Johnson, Mia (Phillip) White, Gentry Medlock, Elizabeth Medlock, Steven Medlock and Michael Medlock; and two great-grandchildren, Jake Bennett Pedersen and Luke Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and a brother, Robert Hines. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lenora at www.daycarter.com. Linda A. Hatch Nov. 10, 1939 — July 1, 2013 Linda Ann (Incollingo) Hatch, 73, Apple Valley, Calif., died on July 1, 2013, at home. Cremation was chosen. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, followed by interment of the urn at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday at the mortuary. Memorials: Any animal rescue organization. August 07, 2013 Leighton Keith June 2, 1982 — Aug. 5, 2013 Leighton C. Keith, 31, of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Monday in Indianapolis. Born June 2, 1982 in Bedford, he was the son of LaRon Keith and Cheryl (Allen) Eagan. He was a graduate of IUPUI and attended Indiana University where he was a residential advisor and tutor. He was recently offered the position of director of education for the Boys Club of America and was a licensed optician. He was member of the Unity Baptist Church in Bedford. Survivors include his father and stepmother, LaRon and Kelly Keith of Florida; his mother and stepfather, Cheryl and Jeff Eagan of Bedford; brothers, Graham Keith and wife Kendra and Chad Pace; a sister, Chelsea Pace, all of Bedford; grandparents, Paul and Jewel Keith of Williams, Loretta Jent of Oolitic and Sue Eagan of Bedford; and many extended family members and friends who were considered family. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Greg Ward officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Girls and Boys Clubs, Keystone Avenue in Indianapolis, or to the family to assist with expenses. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Leighton at www.daycarter.com. Dr. Glenn A. Miller Oct. 23, 1934 — July 30, 2003 A Celebration of Life for Dr. Glenn A. Miller, who passed away on July 30, will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at The SASSI Institute. Dr. Miller developed the SASSI questionnaire and founded The SASSI Institute. The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (The SASSI) is in use all over the United States, Canada, Australia, South America, and other English speaking European countries. Glenn and his wife, Margie have been long time supporters of early intervention for addictions and locally that support included the Amethyst House where a room was named in their honor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Glenn & Mary Miller Charitable Foundation an organization founded to help adolescent females overcome hardships in their lives. Contributions may be sent in care of The SASSI Institute, 201 Camelot Lane, Springville, IN 47462. The Allen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Betty J. Irwin Aug. 3, 1927 — Aug. 6, 2013 Betty Jean Irwin, 86, Huron, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Lenora Medlock March 28, 1919 — Aug. 6, 2013 Lenora Medlock, 94, Wilmore, Ky., formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. August 06, 2013 Dwight D. Eads Sept. 16, 1934 — Aug. 1, 2013 Dwight Dennis Eads, 78, Heltonville, passed away Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Dwight was born Sept. 16, 1934, the son of Delbert and Edith (Garrison) Eads. He was married to Shirly Janette (Deckard) Eads for 58 years and she preceded him in death. He worked at and retired after 36 years from IMCO Recycling of Indiana in Bedford. Dwight was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Eads) Stewart (husband, Earl (deceased)) of Heltonville and Vickie (Eads) Frisbie (husband, Bob) of Owensburg; one son, Dennis Eads (wife Wendy) of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister, Bernice (Eads) Sears of Heltonville; one brother, Donald Eads (wife, Buela) of Bedford; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dwight was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one brother, Delmar Eads; and two sisters, Gladys Eads and Sylvia Eads. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon until the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Allens Creek/Polk Township Cemetery with Sister Cheryl Crum officiating. August 05, 2013 Arter J. Thompson Aug. 24, 1916 — Aug. 2, 2013 Arter J. Thompson, 96, of Springville, died at 2:39 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1916, in Wayne County, Ky., he was the son of Charlie and Jane (Keith) Thompson. He married Ora Reva Powell on Nov. 8, 1937, and she survives. He was a construction worker and member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Survivors include his wife, Ora, of Springville; three sons, Lloyd Thompson and wife Edna of Bloomfield, and Vernon Thompson and wife Peggy and Keith Thompson and wife Sheila, all of Springville; three daughters, Geraldine Kohlman and husband Dick of Tucson, Ariz., Elaine Thompson of Springville and Virga Huett and husband Millard of Arkansas; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three daughters, Cora Karen, Norma Sue and Patricia; three brothers, Robert, Rathmiel “Shorty” and William Thompson; five sisters, Alice Powell, Lydia “Liddy” Taylor, Bessie Phillips, Pearlie Kidd and Ottie Phillips. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville with Brother Jimmy Jewell and Brother Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Arter at www.daycarter.com. Alleen M. Recker April 19, 1923 — Aug. 3, 2013 Alleen Marie (Pridemore) Recker, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 4 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. Born April 19, 1923, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Thomas A. and Pearl (Pearson) Pridemore. Alleen had been employed in retail sales and was a lifetime member of Tulip Street Christian Church. Surviving family members are William Scott Bush, caregiver Judith Bush Crews and Donna Bush Conley, all of Orleans; sister, Dolores Cannon of Pittsboro; four nephews; and nine nieces Her parents; brothers, Ernest, Homer, Linza, and Glen Pridemore; and sisters, Lucille Pridemore and Adren Lou Bush, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother David Conley and Brother Donnie Conley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Megan Neal June 30, 1978 — Aug. 3, 2013 Megan Craig Neal, 35 passed away at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center on Saturday. Megan was born on June 30, 1978, in Lebanon, Pa., to Patrick and Darla Craig of Cumberland, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, David Neal II; daughter, Summer Grace; and son Craig Garrison, of the home; and stepson Clayton Neal; parents Pat and Darla Craig; brother, Travis Craig (Lauren Garland) of Cumberland; sister, Mindy Craig Smith (Michael); and beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her grandmothers, Doyle Howell of Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell and Norma Joyce Corbin of Heltonville. Grandfathers Raymond Howell of Cumberland and Emil Craig of Williams, predeceded her in death. Megan was employed by Howell-Craig Insurance as an agent and was an Air Force National Guard veteran serving for 10 years at the Zanesville Flight. She was a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church of Cumberland and a member of the Cambridge Lion Lioness Club. Megan will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and crazy sense of humor. She never met a stranger. She chose cremation, and Farus Funeral Home of Duncan Falls will handle the arrangements. A celebration of her life will be held at a later time. Dwight D. Eads Sept. 16, 1934 — Aug. 1, 2013 Dwight Dennis Eads, 78, Heltonville, passed away Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Dwight was born Sept. 16, 1934, the son of Delbert and Edith (Garrison) Eads. He married Shirly Janette (Deckard) Eads for 58 years and she preceded him in death. He worked at and retired after 36 years from IMCO Recycling of Indiana in Bedford. Dwight was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Eads) Stewart (husband, Earl (deceased) of Heltonville and Vickie (Eads) Frisbie (husband, Bob) of Owensburg; one son, Dennis Eads (wife Wendy) of Fort Myers, Fla.; one sister, Bernice (Eads) Sears of Heltonville; one brother, Donald Eads (wife, Buela) of Bedford; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dwight was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one brother, Delmar Eads; and two sisters, Gladys Eads and Sylvia Eads. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon until the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Allens Creek/Polk Township Cemetery with Sister Cheryl Crum officiating. Raymond Thompson April 5, 1921 — Aug. 3, 2013 Raymond Thompson, 92, Martinsville, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at Grandview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Martinsville. He was born on April 5, 1921, in Pulaski County, Ky., to the late Floyd and Gertie (Nicholas) Thompson. Raymond moved to Oolitic as a small child and graduated from Oolitic High School in 1940. On June 14, 1941, he married his childhood sweetheart, Helen E. Anderson. They had 70 wonderful years together before her passing on Dec. 26, 2011. Raymond entered the U.S. Air Force in November 1941 and was honorably discharged from service in August 1945. He worked at Allison’s Division of General Motors and McCarthy’s Firestone before becoming owner of the State Farm Insurance Agency in Martinsville. He was an insurance agent from 1957 until his retirement in 1986. Raymond was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his grandchildren, Michael Thompson, Aaron Thompson and wife Lauren; great-granddaughter, Alivia Thompson; sisters, Maxine Woodard, Faye Wolfe and husband Don, and Wilma Fields and husband William; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephan R. Thompson; sisters, Opal Spriggs, Irene Fulkerson, Dorothy Roll, Anna Grace Hall and Betty Miller. Service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Costin Funeral Chapel with Brother Rick Greenwood officiating. Visitation will be from one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville. Online condolences can be made at www.costinfuneralchapel.com. August 04, 2013 Josiah S. Peters Josiah S. Peters, 25, of Springville, died Thursday. There will be no services, and funeral arrangements are private. Alleen Marie (Pridemore) Recker Alleen Marie (Pridemore) Recker, 90, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday. Arter J. Thompson Arter J. Thompson, 96, of Springville, died Friday. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. August 03, 2013 Dwight D. Eads Dwight D. Eads, 78, died Thursday morning at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. August 02, 2013 Kenny Shifflett Oct. 13, 1954 — July 31, 2013 Kenny “Lucky” Shifflett, 58, of Bedford, passed away at 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1954, in Shelbyville, he was the son of K. Raymond Shifflett and Mary (Cooper) Moore. He was a construction truck driver. Surviving are his father, Raymond Shifflett of Terre Haute; his mother, Mary Moore of Bedford; one daughter, Valerie Shifflett of Bedford; one son, Jayce Shifflett of Orleans; four grandchildren; four brothers, Curt Shifflett of Mitchell; Nick Shifflett of Bedford; Chris Shifflett of Freetown; and Louie Lopez of Frisco, Texas; one sister, Dionne Vitaliano of Eminence, Mo.; two stepsisters Pam Oldham of Oolitic and Sherry Jones of Martinsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with his uncle, John Cooper, and Doyle Henderson officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. David M. Cottengain May 31, 1941 — Aug. 1, 2013 David Morris Cottengain, 72, Orleans, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at University of Louisville Hospital. Born May 31, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jasper C. and Agnew (Bex) Cottengain. He married Elizabeth Grace Moffatt Sept. 17, 1963. He was a self-employed electrician and a graduate of Mitchell High School. David was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Grace Cottengaim of Orleans; children, Jacqueline Cottengaim of Orleans, Tammie Cottengaim of Greenville, S.C.; and David Allen Cottengaim of Orleans; grandchildren, Jessica Miller, Miranda Tillette, Dustin Grant, and Dylan Cottengaim; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, Menlo Cottengaim, Don Cottengaim, Mitchell and Dean Cottengaim, all of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his father; mother, Agnew Haley; and brother, Glen E. Cottengaim. A private family burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 under the direction of Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation. Irene Rosenbaum Jan. 31, 1944 — Aug. 1, 2013 Irene C. Runyan Rosenbaum, 69, Bedford, died on Thursday at Morgantown Health Center in Morgantown. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens; Chapel of Peace. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. No visitation hours are scheduled. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Robert E. Madge Jr. June 20, 1960 — July 29, 2013 Robert E. Madge Jr., 53, Bedford, formerly of Poland, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Cremation with no services. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. Jack D. Giles May 9, 1939 — July 30, 2013 Jack D. Giles, 74, Nashville, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday in Nashville. Calling will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Arter J. Thompson Arter J. Thompson, 96, of Bedford, died at 2:39 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. August 01, 2013 Jack Bridwell Aug. 27, 1927 — July 29, 2013 Jack H. Bridwell, age 85 of Bedford, passed away on Monday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 27, 1927, to Clara (Goodman) Bridwell. Jack attended Bedford High School, and he retired from RCA in Bloomington. Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, Jack had a love of magic and started performing magic at age 11 and continued throughout his life, performing his last show in August of 2012. Many people knew him as “Jack the Top Hat Magician.” He was awarded the Magician of the Year in 1983 by the Society of American Magicians. He also was featured many times in magic publications for his magic. He also belonged to the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Jack first married Jeanette Roop Bridwell, and she preceded him in death in 1976. He then married Frances Goins, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1990. He then married Dorothy Jeanette (Trueblood) Acton in 1995, and she survives Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Bridwell of Bedford; stepchildren, Diane Acton of Bedford, Steve (Nancy) Acton of Springville, Leann (Michael) Acton-Anderson of Springville, Jimmie (Jan Hedrick) Goins of Bedford, Darlene (Les) Lewis of Springville, Sheila Goins McDowell of Bedford, and Sondra (Brent) Harbstreit of Cypress, Texas; one nephew; Jimmy Pauch; one niece; Carolyn Sue Johnson of Bargersville; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren Jack was preceded in death by his mother; his first wife, Jeanette Roop Bridwell; his second wife, Frances Goins Bridwell; one sister, Clara Frances Pauch; one brother, Edwin Max Bridwell; and one stepson, Donnie Goins Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford with military rites by Bedford American Legion Post No. 33, Friends may call from noon until the service at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Pallbearers will be Joe and Logan Penwell, Rexton Ward, Michael Anderson, Gordy Hunt and Travis Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Heather Hudson Cook, Alexis Harbstreit, Miriam Lewis, Megan Lewis, Marie Lewis, Anon Goins and Stacey Gilmore. Glenn A. Miller, Ph.D. Oct. 23, 1934 — July 20, 2013 Glenn A. Miller, Ph.D., age 78, of Springville, passed away Tuesday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Glenn was born on Oct. 23, 1934, in Rock Valley, Iowa; he was the son of Wesley and Alma (Wagner) Miller. Glenn was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church. He received a BA and MA degree from the University of Kentucky, completed an internship at Duke University and finished with a Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University. Glenn also taught at various other universities. He enjoyed wood working, reading, bird watching and photography. Glenn is survived by his son, Clarence “Chuck” Miller (Betty) of Bedford; two daughters Nancy Martin (Robert) and Melissa Renn, both of Springville; granddaughter, Pearl Burch (Richard) of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson, Wesley J. Miller of Bloomington, grandson, Chief Master Sgt. Aaron W. Renn (Rhiannon) of Nellis AFB, Nev., granddaughter, Jennifer M. Harris (John) of Borden, granddaughter, Mandy Colvin of Bedford, and grandson, Randy Skeen Jr. (Laura) of Heltonville; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon Miller (Mildred) of Rock Valley, Iowa; three brothers-in-law, Lewis Seward (Lucille) of Springville, Lankford Seward (Betty) of Lexington, Ky., and Victor Seward (Ida) Harrodsburg, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Pat Stivers of Palmetto, Fla., and Shirley Seward of Nicholasville, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Margaret “Margie” Miller; and one sister, Elaine Beumer. A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the SASSI Institute, 201 Camelot Lane, Springville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Glenn and Mary Miller Charitable Foundation in care of the SASSI Institute. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Kenny Shifflett Kenny Shifflett, 58, Bedford, died at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health-Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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