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Obituaries — December 2016

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

Clyde G. Mitchell April 18, 1931 — Dec. 19, 2016 Clyde G. Mitchell Jr., 85, of Bedford, died at 10:25 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Johnson Christian Village and was reunited with his lifelong love, Rebecca. Born April 18, 1931, in Marion County, he was the son of Clyde G. Mitchell Sr. and Hattie Lee (Brahaum) Mitchell. He married Rebecca Ann Jean on June 24, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 2011. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and attended Butler University and became a lifelong, avid Bulldog fan. He worked at Philco Auto Parts and retired as a supervisor for Westinghouse in 1989. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford and the Masonic Lodge No. 328 of Medora. He attended over 25 Indianapolis 500 races. He was a skilled painter, woodworker and enjoyed being a hog farmer. He was a devoted husband, father and a loving grandfather to his nine grandchildren Survivors include a son, Clyde G. Mitchell III, of Leesville; two daughters, Polly J. Brewer and husband Bill of Florida and Annie L. Kent and husband Don of Bloomington; nine grandchildren, Hillary Mitchell, Madison Mitchell, Alexis Mitchell, Bryce Kent, Kelsey Kent-Jacobson and husband Matthew, Kendall Kent-Martin and husband Philip, Stephen Brewer and wife Erica, Matthew Brewer and Emily Brewer; nieces and nephews, Michael Hubrecht, Maurice Hubrecht, Charles Hubrecht, Susie Andrews, Steve Andrews, Bill Andrews Molly Erspan, Roger Erspan, Jim Gerkin and Tom Gerkin. He was preceded in death by his parent; his wife; one brother, Paul Mitchell; three sisters, Marvel Hubrecht, Martha Erspan and Maxine Cassidy; and two nephews, Victor and Louis Hubrecht. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Private burial will be in Cavetown Cemetery in Campbellsburg. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the First United Methodist Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Evert Kiplan 'Kip' Batley May 20, 1949 — Dec. 20, 2016 Evert Kiplan Batley, 67, of Bedford, went home peacefully to be with the Lord Jesus at 9:09 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at his home. Kip fought esophageal cancer for three years. He was born to Loren Evert and Herkee (Elliott) Batley on May 20, 1949, in St. Louis, Mo. Kip graduated from Georgetown High School in 1968. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked at General Motors in Danville, Ill., for 26 years then transferred to the Bedford plant where he worked an additional 16 years, retiring in April of 2009. Kip loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart. He loved his wife, Ruth and his three sons, Joshua Batley and wife Tonia, and grandsons, Gabriel and Elijah, of Covington; Seth Batley and wife G.B. and granddaughter, Breanna, of Covington; and Gregory McCall and fiancé Tina Peeler of St. Joseph, Ill.; his mother, Herkee Batley, of Tilton, lll.; two brothers, Timmie Batley, of Boardman, Ohio and Skylar Batley, of Williams; and a sister, Shawnie Reese, of Tilton, Ill. Kip loved life and was an avid golf enthusiast. He loved fishing, hunting and gardening. Above these, he loved his church, Work of God. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Remembrance service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Apostle Dwight Dunbar officiating. The family invites you to attend the graveside service at 3 p.m. (EST) or 2 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Fairview Cemetery in Sidell, Ill. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Chester O. Pruett Sept. 28, 1928 — Dec. 21, 2016 Chester O. Pruett, 86, of Mitchell, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at 7:35 p.m. at Mitchell Manor. He was born in Orange County on Sept. 28, 1928, to Ivan Pruett and Mable (McKim) Pruett. He married Bernice June Pruett on July 5, 1954, in Lawrence County, and she preceded him in death in 1974. Chester was retired from Reynolds Inc. and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a lifetime member of the VFW in English. Survivors include one daughter, Marie (John) Lessig of Mitchell; grandchildren, Bobby Albright of Paoli, Bradley Albright of Paoli, and Heather Lessig of Mitchell; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alene Ortegon and Effie Coker both of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Ray Pruett and Loren Pruett. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Visitation will be on Monday from noon until service time at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Lloyd Sanders Feb. 21, 2016 — Dec. 22, 2016 Lloyd Sanders, 75, of Seymour, passed away at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at his home just north of Seymour, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Bedford, the son of Harold Jason and Ethel Marie (Lavender) Sanders. He married Ruthie Craig on May 27, 1967, at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, and she survives. Lloyd was a member of Brownstown Church of the Nazarene. He served in the United States Air Force. After graduating high school, he received an engineering certificate and went to work for Duke Energy until his retirement in 1996. He also enjoyed working as a clockmaker. He is survived by his wife; children, Kimberley Dawn (Jay) Schmidt and Jason Craig (Becky) Sanders; eight grandchildren, Sierra, Laurin, Lorelei, Sam, Abby, Joe, Carley and Claire; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and Danny Sanders; and one sister, Kay Owens. Funeral service will be held at Brownstown Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tim Lichtley and the Rev. Dave Colgan officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with U.S. Flag presentation and taps. Friends and family may gather at Voss Chapel on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorial checks may be written to the Brownstown Church of the Nazarene through Voss & Sons Funeral and Crematory Service, Seymour, Ind. Phyllis Anne Koontz July 30, 1928 — Dec. 22, 2016 Phyllis Ann Koontz, 88, of Normal, Ill., passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Phyllis was born on July 30, 1928, in Bedford, the daughter of George and Catherine Ehringer Johnson. She married Raymond Koontz on March 24, 1957, in Bedford, and he survives. Also surviving are their children, Rita Johnson of Orlando, Fla., Renita (Jeff) Gilliland of Carol Stream, Ill., Deanna (John) South of Normal, and Darrel (Deanna) Koontz of Petersburg; one brother, Robert Johnson of Sun City, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren, Justin, Amber and Cece Gilliland, Jamila and Jeremy Johnson, and Benjamin, Daniel and Ariana South. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Johnson. Phyllis has been a member of the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) since her birth, mostly recently at Cross Pointe Church of God, Bloomington, Ill. She enjoyed crocheting for family and friends, was an excellent cook, played the piano and organ for many years at church and could get any flower to grow. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Tuesday, Dec.27, at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington, Ill. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Private burial will take place at Cresthaven Funeral Home and Cemetery, Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Pointe Church of God, Bloomington. Online condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com. Richard 'Rick' Runions Richard "Rick" Runions, 46, of West Memphis, Ark., formerly of Mitchell, died Dec. 16. Funeral service was Friday in West Memphis. Arrangements by Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home, West Memphis, Ark. December 23, 2016 Dorothy (Storm) Morgan Nov. 26, 1929 — Dec. 3, 2016 Dorothy Morgan, 87, of Bedford, died at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1929, in Illinois, she was the daughter of Paul M. and Marjorie Ruth (Carruthers) Storm. She was a retired beautician and attended Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. She is survived by a brother, William F. Storm, of Philo, Ill.; and five children, Terry Ray Morgan, Randell Lee Morgan, Jody Ellen Patty, Ronald Joseph Morgan and Nyla Kay Kester. She was preceded in death by her parents. No visitation or services were conducted. Burial was in the Judah Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Steven Robert Sedam July 29, 1949 — Dec. 20, 2016 Steven Robert Sedam, 67, passed away at 1:32 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born July 29, 1949, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Arthur and Corean (Brown) Sedam. He married Eileen Tennyson April 13, 1984. Steve worked in the electrical, mechanical and building trades and was a maintenance engineer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Steve was a devoted father and friend. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Sedam of Bedford; children, Amylynn Sedam of Indianapolis, Sean (Heather) Coxsey of Bedford, James Kern of Arizona, Robert Kern of Arizona, and William Sedam of Leitchfield, Ky.; ex daughter-in-law, Patty Wellman; future son-in-law, Hardy Flores; grandchildren, Patrick and Paul Wellman; and siblings, Norma Hotseller of Indianapolis, Rhonda Stultz of Indianapolis, Donald Sedam of Indianapolis, Wallace Sedam of Florida, and Charles Sedam of Norman. His parents preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow. Arrangements by Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Evert Kiplan Batley Evert Kiplan Batley, 67, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Chester O. Pruett Chester O. Pruett, 86, Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford. December 22, 2016 Eunice S. (Shelton) Peyton July 23, 1929 — Dec. 19, 2016 Eunice S. Peyton, 87, of Bedford, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born July 23, 1929, in Daniels, W.V., she was the daughter of Herbert McKinley and Edna (Worrell) Shelton. She married the Rev. Justus “Juddie” Peyton on Dec. 25, 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2009. She was affiliated with Evangelistic Faith Missions and active in her husband’s ministry and singing. They attended Faith Mission Church in Bedford. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Nowling and husband Colby of Bloomington; a granddaughter, Lacy (Nowling) Whitaker and husband Justin of Indianapolis; a sister, Josephine Lish and husband Tom of Arkansas; a brother, Claude Shelton of Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Herbert Shelton Jr. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. J. Stevan Manley officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Raymond H. ‘Ray’ Bivins Nov. 4, 1951 — Dec. 18, 2016 Raymond H. “Ray” Bivins, 65, of Bedford passed away on Sunday Dec. 18, 2016, at 7:30 a.m. at his residence. He was born on Nov. 4, 1951, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Clarence Howard Bivins and Vera E. (Bilzing) Bivins. He graduated from Dupo Illinois High School. Ray was a certified electronic technician at NWSC Crane, he was a Vietnam War Veteran, he honorably served in the United States Air Force for four years and also served four years in the U.S. Army. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Ray married Joyce A. (Peters) Bivins on March 17, 2000, and she survives. Survivors include his wife Joyce A. Bivins; children, Buddy Bivins and Chris Saunder; stepchildren, Denise Hodges and Joshua Houston; grandchildren, Zoey Wilson, Jalen Hodges and Mary Bivins; brothers, Norman A. Bivins, Wade P. Bivins and Joe P. Bivins; two sisters, Vera E. Freppon and Carla M. Griffith; and many nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Bivins; and brothers, Marvin E. Bivins and Roger L. Bivins. Cremation with no services was chosen; in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. Donna Lee (McKinney) LaRocca Aug. 26, 1945 — Dec. 15, 2016 Donna Lee (McKinney) LaRocca, 71, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 15, 2016, at Paoli Health and Living Community. Born Aug. 26, 1945, in Indianapolis she was the daughter of Dr. Clair C. and Mary Elizabeth (LaShorne) McKinney. She married Frank Decker and he preceded her in death in 2001. Donna then married David Paul LaRocca Jan. 3, 2003. Donna graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963 and Indiana State University in 1967. She taught high school English in Orleans and Dugger. She had been employed at Mitchell Optical as a bookkeeper and was a member of Old Union United Methodist Church. In retirement, Donna was an avid reader, and loved her animals and her home. She did a lot of cross stitching and volunteered at White River Humane Society. She was a very sweet, kind lady. Survivors include her husband, David LaRocca of Mitchell; children, Jered (Laura) Horn, of Joplin, Mo., and Shawna (David) Williams of Bedford; grandchildren, Gideon, Josiah, and Damaris Horn and Joseph and Nathan Williams; and sister, Cheryl (Alan) Wood of Mitchell. Her parents preceded her in death. Donna’s granddaughter sang at the private family gathering. Cremation was chosen and entombment was at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. December 21, 2016 Harvey Ray Hendershot Dec. 29, 1937 — Dec. 19, 2016 Harvey Ray Hendershot, 78, of Bedford, died at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Dec. 29, 1937, in Bartholomew County, he was the son of Ival Ray “Park” and Luesa (Brown) Hendershot. He married Letha Marlene Branham on Nov. 27, 1970, and she survives. He retired from Cummins Engine in 1999 after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Columbus and Bedford, and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. He was a fan of Sprint Car racing, IU Basketball and reading. He loved his family with his whole soul. Survivors include his wife, Marlene of Bedford; his children, Shonda Miller and husband Joe of Shelbyville, Kyle Hendershot and wife Erin of Bedford, Brenda Kappel and husband Keith of North Carolina, and Steve Ruse of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kylie Delph and husband Jake, Kayla Hendershot, and Logan and Jordyn Miller; three great-grandchildren, Raylan, Easton and Dakota; and an uncle, Denzel Hendershot. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Roy Hendershot officiating. Burial will follow in Burkhart Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a Moose service at 7 p.m. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Sprint Car Hall of Fame or Moose Heart Charities in Illinois. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Alvin Wayne Smith July 18, 1951 — Dec. 9, 2016 Alvin Wayne Smith, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away Dec. 9, 2016. He was born July 18, 1951, in Bedford, to Otha Smith Sr. and Annie Smith. Alvin served in the United States Navy. He was a member of VFW No. 972. He enjoyed going to casinos, sports, and golfing. Alvin is survived by his mother, Annie Smith of Bedford; son, Brian Smith and wife DeAnna of Shoals; brother, Otha Smith Jr. of Brownstown; and sister; Darlene Bacon of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his father and nephew, William Horner. In honoring his wishes, the family has chosen cremation, no services are scheduled. The family has entrusted care and arrangements to Greiner Funeral Home, Terre Haute. Online condolences may be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com. Evert Batley Evert Batley, 67, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 20, 2016 Carolyn Sue (Ritchison) Stewart Jan. 11, 1935 — Dec. 16, 2016 Carolyn Sue Stewart, 81, of Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born Jan. 11, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William T. and Eulah May (Tucker) Ritchison. Sue married William G. Stewart on Sept. 8, 1952, and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Gullets Creek Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include two daughters, Billie Landstrom and husband Bud of Bedford and Kimberly Ross of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Randy Stewart of Dugger; 10 grandchildren, Amy Birdsong and husband John of Carlisle, Nikki Childers of Mitchell, Tygr Northup and husband Ace of Mitchell, Natalie Cole of Colorado Springs, Colo., Amber Keen and husband Andrew, Sunshine Landstrom, and Zach Landstrom and wife Katie, all of Bedford, Josh Landstrom and wife Melissa of Laurel, Tana Stewart of New York, and Chancy Stewart of Bedford; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Thomas Gordon Stewart; one granddaughter, Misty Dawn Landstrom; one grandson, Matthew Denver Stewart; and two brothers, Joseph William Ritchison and Donnie Gene Ritchison. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday, all at the mortuary;. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Louise E. (Allegree) Dunlap Nov. 20, 1917 — Dec. 18, 2016 Louise E. Dunlap, 99, of Bedford, died at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.18, 2016, at White River Lodge. Born Nov. 20, 1917, she was the daughter of George and Laura (Tinkle) Allegree. She married Billy Dunlap on Jan. 1, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1969. She retired as an attendant from Mill’s Laundry in Bedford. She was a member of the Dive Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Richard Dunlap and wife Marie of Bedford; four grandchildren, Dichol Parlow and husband Jonathan, Stacie Bennett, Aimee Dunlap, Bryce Bennett and wife Marci; and five great-grandchildren, Seylor, Cage and Amelia Partlow and Brynlea and Kaedyn Bennett. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and long-time companion, Ralph Isom; three brothers and two sisters. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive Christian Church Youth Group. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Loeva Marie (Messel) Haag Jan. 9, 1924 — Dec. 18, 2016 Loeva Marie Haag, age 92, of Springville, passed away Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. She was born on Jan. 9, 1924, in Bicknell, to William and Mary Elizabeth (McBride) Messel. She married Gerald M. Haag on June 8, 1940. She was a member of St. Mary Church. She is survived by three sons, William (Janet) Haag of Bedford, Kenneth D. (Phyllis) Haag of Bedford and Steven (Sharon) Haag of Florida; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 2, 2002; three sisters, Opal Bullock, Mildred Hulen and Beulah Boyd; and six brothers Gordon Messel, Forest Messel, Wayne Messel, Newt Hornback, Herb Messel and Ralph Messel. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Montgomery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com. Arrangements by Ed Lee Mortuary in Washington. Bettina R. Randolph Bettina Rose (Jaggers) Randolph, 69, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Clyde Mitchell Clyde Mitchell, 85, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Eunice Peyton Eunice Peyton, 87, of Bloomington, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 19, 2016 Carolyn Sue Stewart Carolyn Sue Stewart, 81, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. Mark Judah Mark Judah, 72, of Springville, died Thursday. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. Donna Lee (McKinney) LaRocca Donna Lee (McKinney) LaRocca, 71, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Dec. 15. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Louise E. Dunlap Louise E. Dunlap, 99, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Harvey Hendershot Harvey Hendershot, 78, of Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 18, 2016 Sue Stewart Sue Stewart, 81, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 17, 2016 Norman Claude Morrison July 12, 1921 — Dec. 9, 2016 Norman C. Morrison, 95, of Oolitic passed away Friday. Born July 12, 1921, in Bedford, he was the son of Howard Edward and Avah L. (Franklin) Morrison, and brother of the late Warren F. Morrison, late Curtis D. Morrison, and Harold (Butts) Morrison. He resided most of his life in Oolitic where he attended Oolitic High School. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington and became an accountant at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington from which he retired. Survivors include nephews, Byron Morrison, Paul Morrison, Delmon Morrison; and niece, Maryann Pusz of Illinois. There will be no services. Burial will be private. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Mark K. Judah Nov. 26, 1944 — Dec. 15, 2016 Mark K. Judah, 72, of Springville, died at 12:55 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and pastor. Born Nov. 26, 1944, in New Albany, he was the son of Ray O. and Mary Lucille (Beavin) Judah. He married Vicky (Faris) Clifton on Sept. 22, 2001, and she survives. He retired after 32 years from General Motors as a skilled tradesman. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 136, as a union rep and a past officer, a member of the Elks Club in Seminole, Fla., a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a Charter member of Judah Heritage Group, where he was still very active, a member of Lawrence County Community Foundation, and a board member of Holiday Village Association in Seminole, Fla. Mark enjoyed fishing and camping, Nascar racing, bowling, and was an enthusiast of knives and shooting firearms. Survivors include his wife, Vicky Judah of Springville; one daughter, Mecca Jones and husband Jeff of Springville; one son, Shannon Judah of Bedford; stepchildren, Jonetta Orender and husband Tim of Bedford and Julie Laughner and husband Scott of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kristen Cain, Caitlin Jones, Allison Jones; stepgrandchildren, Joby Turner, Jesse Turner and Jalen Turner and wife Lori, and Peyton and Parker Laughner, great-grandchildren, Darrian Cain, Gavin Cain and Jack Turner; and several cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastors Mark Hafenbriedl and J.D. Sink officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Judah Heritage Foundation, the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Calvary Baptist Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Marilyn Ann Sherman Jan. 15, 1934 — Nov. 13, 2016 Marilyn Ann (Meadows) Sherman, passed away on Nov. 13, 2016, at her home in Littleton, Colo. She was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Bedford, the daughter of Oran and Frances Meadows. She attended Shawswick School with the Class of 1952. She moved to Colorado in the mid-1950s and loved the moutains, fishing, and working in her yard. She retired from the Safeway Grocery Corporation. She was first married to Hillard Barlow in 1950-, and later married Clifford Sherman in the 1970s and he preceded her in death in 2013. She is survived by a son, Michael Barlow and wife Teri of Oregon; a stepdaughter, Marsha Balderston and husband Larry of Colorado; a granddaughter, Kelly Dolman and husband Adam of Florida; a grandson, Michael Balderston of Colorado; a great-granddaughter, Macie Dolman of Florida; a sister, Jill Tatom and husband Bill of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Meadows of Bedford; three nephews; two nieces; and wonderful neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Terry Lee Barlow; and two brothers, Dale Meadows and Robert Meadows (in infancy). Cremation was chosen and no services are scheduled at this time. Donna L. LaRocca Donna Lee (McKinney) LaRocca, 71, Mitchell, passed away Dec. 15, 2016, at Paoli Health & Living. Arrangements are pending with Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. December 16, 2016 Thomas ‘T.J.’ Wilder Sept. 24, 1938 — Dec. 13, 2016 Thomas “T.J.” Wilder, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Mitchell Manor. Born Sept. 24, 1938, in Pennington Gap, Va., he was the son of Paris and Arkie (Scott) Wilder. He married Pamela Gustafson on Sept. 2, 1962, in Mitchell, and she survives. He had farmed and worked in the trucking industry as a driver and mechanic, retiring from Schwerman Trucking. He then worked in the Spring Mill State Park Village as a blacksmith and volunteered putting on violin-making demonstrations. He was a gifted craftsman, making fiddles and furniture. Wood came alive in his hands. T.J. was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are his wife, Pamela; daughters, Donna Thomas and Carol (Larry) Goodwin; he was a granddad to Tommy and Kerri Wilder, Stephanie and Wayne Stamer, Elizabeth and Neal Graber, Tyler Thomas, Katie and Isaac Brown; a great-granddad to Laney Wilder; is also survived by sisters, Betty (Paul) Aldridge and Pauline Flora; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur, Baylor and Herbert (in infancy); sisters, Stella Myers and Sylvia Fortner; and son-in-law Todd Thomas. T.J. requested that there be no visitation or funeral services. Private graveside rites will be in Pinhook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be considered to Spring Mill State Park. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Augusta (Garland) Day Sept. 3, 1929 — Dec. 14, 2016 Augusta (Garland) Day, 87, of Bedford passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in Pulaski County, Ky., to Cornelius M. Garland and Myrtle (Corder) Garland. Augusta married Frank W. Day Jr. on Nov. 22, 1952, in Camby, and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2010. She was a homemaker and member of the Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bedford. Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Hobbs-Cundiff of Williams and Gwen Russell of Anderson; two sons, Frank Day of Bloomfield and John Day of Lehi, Utah; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Garland and Earl Garland, both of Utah; two sisters, Phyllis West of Utah and Lucille Rigby of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Alison Rose Day; one grandchild; two brothers; and one sister. Private family funeral service will be at noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Augusta passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a devoted wife and mother, and she led her husband and children to follow Jesus Christ. Thank you to those special caregivers who cared for her in her final days. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Virginia (Haley) Mahan March 25, 1935 — Dec. 14, 2016 Virginia Janet Mahan, 81, of Orleans, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2016, at Paoli Health and Living Community. She was born March 25, 1935, in Paoli, the daughter of Isom and Dorothy (McClimins) Haley. She married Donald J. Mahan Sr. on Feb. 14, 1953, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2015. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orleans and was a homemaker. She was also co-owner of Mahan’s Corner in Orleans and Dairyland in Salem and Paoli for many years. She worked at Dana Corp. in Mitchell and in the cafeteria of the Orleans school system. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Heinz (Ron Hattenbach) of Plainfield and Dottie Dorsett (Brian) of Orleans; one son, Darrel Mahan of Orleans; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Rhonda Mahan. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son, Donnie Joe Mahan Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Bethany. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. Noman Claude Morrison Noman Claude Morrison, 95, of Oolitic, died Dec. 9. No service is planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Larry Baughman Sr. Larry Baughman Sr., 77, of Medora, died Wednesday. No service is planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. Mark Judah Mark Judah, 72, of Springville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 15, 2016 Thomas Wilder Thomas “T.J.” Wilder, 78, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford. Susan J. Clouse Memorial services for Susan J. Clouse, 76, of Bedford, who died Nov. 14, will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 15th and L streets, Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. December 14, 2016 Patsy ‘Joan’ (Wade) Endris Edwards Nov. 16, 1938 — Dec. 13, 2016 Patsy “Joan” Endris Edwards, 78, of Bedford, died at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at her residence. Born Nov. 16, 1938, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Benjamin C. and Effie Pearl (Davis) Wade. She married Donald “Dutch” Endris on June 30, 1962; he died Dec. 7, 1980; she married Emery Earl Edwards on Oct. 22, 1982, and he died Aug. 19, 2009. Patsy worked for and retired in 2002 from PRD. She was a member of River’s Edge Fellowship Church. Surviving are four children, Bev Saunders (fiancé Ken Houchin), Donna (Darin) George, Brad (Shannon) Endris and Dana (Adam) Sasser; two stepchildren, Vernon (Cheryl) Edwards and Vickie Starr; grandchildren Josh (Robin) Holt, Dustin George, Leslie (Andrew) Crawford, Derek (Abby) George, T.J. Saunders (Shelby Bargo), Cpl. Corey Endris, Zachary Sasser, Dylan Endris and Isaiah Sasser; stepgrandchildren, Amanda Edwards, Tiffany Edwards, and Brittany (Justin) Graham; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Becky) Wade and Paul Wade; two sisters, Betty Ferguson and Marie Seidel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; five brothers, George, Floyd, John, Gordon and Benny Wade; and one sister, Dorothy Wade. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel, Bedford, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Herschel Morrow Dec. 29, 1924 – Dec. 11, 2016 Herschel Morrow, 91, of Bedford, died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at IU Health Hospital, Bedford. Born Dec. 29, 1924, in Bedford, he was the son of Elza and Bertha (Stephenson) Morrow. He married Ola Wade on Dec. 31, 1949, in Bedford, and she survives. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Bedford, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had worked as a foundry service employee at GM Powertrain, Bedford. Surviving are his wife, Ola, of Bedford; one son, Keith (Peggy) Morrow; one daughter, Debra Fuller of Bedford; three grandchildren, Donnie Morrow of Victorville, Calif., Cari Byers, and Stephanie Hardy, both of Bedford; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Renolda King of French Lick. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Morrow; two sisters and two brothers. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel, Bedford, with Bro. Fred Barger officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. December 13, 2016 Matthew S. Turner Aug. 26, 1971 — Dec. 11, 2016 Matthew S. Turner, 45, of Bedford, died at 10:42 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 26, 1971, in Bedford, he was the son of Timothy J. Turner and Patricia (Kern) Turner Bex. He married Dianna A. King on June 25, 1994, and she survives. He was an accomplished tool and die maker for over 20 years, welder and auto mechanic. Matt loved spending time with his family, coaching his children and boating. He enjoyed drag racing where he was the Brown County Champion of Champions in 1999 and the Brown County Track Champion in 2000. Survivors include his wife, Dianna of Bedford; two children, Lauren Turner and Garrett Turner, both of Bedford; mother and stepdad, Patty Bex and husband Robert of Bedford; father-in-law, Hugh King of Bedford; one sister, Angie Chase and husband Joe of Bedford; two nieces, Taylor and Ashley Chase, both of Bedford; dear friend that he called brother, Darren Tipton and wife Bonnie of Bedford; two stepsisters, Robin Bex of Bloomington and Jennifer Bex of Muncie; a grandmother, Alma Jones and husband Gene of Bedford; sister-in-law, Denise Sproles and husband Scott of Oolitic and their children, Sydney and Daphney Sproles, brothers-in-law, Christopher King and wife Shelly of West Chester, Ohio, and their children, Amanda and Jessica King and Kevin King and wife Karen of Bargersville and their children, Nathan, Alyssa and Kyle; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Joe Turner; a grandfather, Fred Turner; a mother-in-law, Ruth Ann King; a grandfather, Art Ray; a nephew, Jared Sproles; and uncle, Steve Turner. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his children’s educational fund set up at Bedford Federal. Please make checks payable to Bedford Federal c/o Turner Children. Jo Anne (Connell) Roberts May 16, 1948 — Dec. 10, 2016 On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 10:27 p.m., surrounded by her loving daughter, Tammy Jo, Jo Anne Connell Roberts passed away into Glory at IU Health University Indianapolis Hospital. Jo Anne was born on May 16, 1948, to Robert and Wilma (Wright) Connell. Jo Anne’s childhood memories were filled with fun, love, and laughter. She enjoyed spending time outdoors running with her dogs, climbing trees, and participating in a bit of mischief with her siblings and cousins. After graduating from Mitchell High School in 1966, she married and had one daughter, Tammy. After her life living on military bases, she returned to Mitchell. Jo Anne worked several jobs but found her true calling when she graduated from Ivy Tech as an LPN. Jo Anne was the Occupational Health Nurse at Carpenter Body Works for many years. During her time at Carpenters, she received many certifications in OSHA standards regarding Occupational Health and environmental practices, and met her second family consisting of the beloved coworkers with whom she remained close to after the plant closed. Many memories have been shared through the years of the great times they all had between the walls of that bus factory. Jo Anne then returned to Dunn Memorial Hospital to perform Occupational Health Services and manage Dunn’s Walk-In Clinic and other specialty clinics. Here another family of dear friends was created by coworkers. Following Dunn, Jo Anne was employed by Indiana University Health Bedford rejoining many members of her Dunn family while adding new friends to her life. She was very successful both professionally and personally. During her career she received many additional certifications and honors and her life was filled with community activities including serving as the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary President and contributing time and money to various local and national charities. Jo Anne had a quick wit and always knew the perfect comment to bring joy to the room and make others laugh. This trait along with her infectious smile and jobs working with the public made her a popular person in the community. Often times when visiting local restaurants with family she would barely finish her meal due to the number of people that stopped by the table to talk with her which she truly enjoyed. A trip to the local grocery store could easily turn into a two hour social event. Jo Anne Connell Roberts is survived by one daughter, Tammy Roberts and Dominick Scarfone of Bedford; one grandson, Andino Scarfone of Bedford; two brothers, Robert and Phyllis Connell of Mitchell and Steven C. and Nancy Connell of Canton, Mich.; two sisters, Marilyn and Mike Gifford of Bedford and Susan Connell Wilson of Bedford; nieces, Kathi and Jim Root of Bloomington, Hollie Wilson and Chad Eric Jones of Bedford, Marci and Scott Staley of Veedersburg; nephew, Jason and Whitney Connell of Charlestown; and several great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jo Anne will be remembered as a fabulous mother, an adoring grandmother, loving sister, a generous aunt, a loyal friend, a diligent nurse, and a medical adviser to many. She will be greatly missed. She will be missed most of all by the one true love of her life, her grandson, Andino Scarfone. We will all miss Jo Anne but we must smile and take comfort knowing she is in Heaven with her family and friends, running with her dogs, climbing trees, and perhaps participating in a bit of mischief. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Jason Connell, Kyle Root, Cody Root, Dominick Scarfone, Chad Eric Jones, Scott Staley, Dwight Moore, and Steve Burton Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. December 12, 2016 Matthew S. Turner Matthew S. Turner, 45, of Guthrie, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. JoAnne Roberts JoAnne (Connell) Roberts, 68, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. December 11, 2016 Claudia Ann Hamric March 8, 1945 — Dec. 8, 2016 Claudia Ann (Gobert) Hamric, 71, of Ellettsville, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis. Born March 8, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Claude Wayne “Jug” and Anna Lorene (Spinks) Gobert. Claudia was a 1962 graduate of Bloomington High School and graduate from Indiana University, where she earned a Masters Degree in History and English. She was a member of Job’s Daughters, and Alpha Delta Omega. Claudia was the Owner, Proprietor and CEO, along with her husband, Mike, of Hamric’s Earthworks, a landscaping and swimming pool company that they operated for 35 years. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she enjoyed animals and spending time with her family. Claudia loved church and church hymns. She also loved teaching children, and was an advocate of lifelong learning. Survivors include son, James Michael “Jim” Hamric Jr. (Michelle) of Ellettsville; daughter, Alexia Cathern Hamric of Bloomington; grandchildren, Christopher “Mooch” Hamric and Isabelle Cathern Hamric; sister, Saundra (Gobert) Kahl of Bloomington; brother, Steve Gobert (Susan) of Columbus; brother-in-law, Pat Hamric (Barbara “Bobbie Jo”) of Greenville, NC; niece, Valerie Kahl; and nephews, Ryan Gobert, Matt Gobert, Joe Hamric and Nick Hamric. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James Michael “Mike” Hamric Sr. (2007); brother-in-law, Jerry Kahl; and mother and father-in-law, James and Essie Hamric. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday at The Funeral Chapel with Mark Villanova officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org/kidney. Memories of Claudia and condolences to the family may be made at www.thefuneralchapel.net. Norman C. Morrison Norman C. Morrison, 95, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 10, 2016 Catherine D. ‘Cathy’ (Luttrell) VanMeter Feb. 2, 1953 — Dec. 7, 2016 Catherine “Cathy” D. VanMeter, 63, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at her residence. Born Feb. 2, 1953, in Bedford, she is the daughter of Morris Luttrell and Lucille (Beedie) Pearson. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She retired from Visteon in Bedford. Surviving are her mother, Lucille Pearson; two daughters, Jamie Chastain of Paoli and Terri (Raymond) Keith of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Justin Chastain, Christopher Chastain, Aaron Chastain, Jessa Chastain, Jackie Keith, Trisha Keith, Shane VanMeter, Lea Philpott and Nate Busch; 16 great-grandchildren, with three more great-grandchildren expected; two brothers, Jon Luttrell and Kevin Luttrell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Morris Luttrell; stepfather, Pete Pearson; daughter, Kelly VanMeter; brothers, Terry, Greg, and Doug Luttrell; grandson, Cody Keith; and great-granddaughter, McKayla Chastain. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, 1-6 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. The Rosary will be prayed at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Garreth Benton Blackwell June 12, 1938 — Dec. 9, 2016 Garreth Benton Blackwell passed away Friday, December 9, 2016, at his home in Ellettsville, surrounded by his family. Born in Needmore, IN, on June 12, 1938, he was the son of Elmer Oren and Barbara Alice (Gwin) Blackwell. Garreth attended elementary schools in Needmore, Oolitic, and Scottsburg. Upon the death of his mother in 1948, he moved to the home of aunt and uncle, Clarence and Freeda Blackwell Stewart. Graduating from Ellettsville High School in 1956, he then attended Wichita University in Kansas, where he was employed by the Boeing Airplane Company. He met his wife, Ann, while attending the Methodist Church in Ellettsville, where they were baptized together in 1949 and attended Methodist Youth Fellowship together. They were married at the church on June 30, 1957, and are still active members. Garreth and Ann began their married life in Wichita, Kansas, and then returned to Ellettsville in 1958, where Garreth worked at the Gifford Farm Store. After purchasing his own heavy equipment, he worked for Curry Construction, Sid Cowden Construction, May Development and several building contractors. Garreth began the Blackwell Construction and Excavating Company in 1959, helping the town with their new sewer system development and building several homes in the area. In 1964 they built their home in Westbrook Downs subdivision, which he helped to develop. This is where they lovingly raised their three daughters. In 1984, they built another home on the west side of Ellettsville, where they enjoyed many happy times, including sitting on their front porch visiting with friends, family and great- grandkids. Garreth enjoyed vacationing with his family, collecting miniature Oliver tractors and heavy equipment models. He also enjoyed woodworking projects in his workshop. He served as an active Boy Scout leader at the Ellettsville First United Methodist Church. Garreth’s family would like to thank the staff at IU Health-Bloomington Hospice for the loving care given to Garreth and his family. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ann Gifford Blackwell; daughters, Alice (Rick) Robertson, Linda Blackwell, and Angie (Andy) Fluke; grandchildren, Keely Robertson Cunningham, Douglas “Shane” (Valerie) Owens, Nic (Jamie) Robertson, Benton “Ben” (Dava) Fluke, Jeremy “Heath” Owens, Kristen Fluke (fiance Matt Richards), Kaitlin “Katy” Owens (Brandon) Coffey, and Amber Ragle (Brandon) Wright; great-grandchildren, Jakob Cunningham, Jonathan “JJ” Smith, Aiden Hutslar, Christina Owens and Kinley Wright; sister-in-law, Wilodene Gifford Chaffin; brothers, Wallace (Sue) Stewart and Paul (Barbara) Stewart; and several nieces and nephews that are very fond of him. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Morris Eugene Blackwell; sister, Barbara Joan Blackwell Deckard; infant son, Gary Joe Blackwell; and aunt and uncle, Clarence and Freeda Stewart. Funeral services will be held at the Ellettsville First United Methodist Church on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. with Dr. Art Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Sunday from 2 to 6 and again one hour prior the services. The family requests contributions to the Ellettsville First United Methodist Church or to the Presbyterian Cemetery in care of the funeral home. December 09, 2016 Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ (Bruner) Robinson Feb. 20, 1939 — Dec. 7, 2016 Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Robinson, 77, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1939, in Bono, she was the daughter of Morris and Alma (Smith) Bruner. Betsy had been employed at Ellison Abstract and was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her sons, Jim (Mary Beth) Robinson of Indianapolis and Mark (Beth Ann) Robinson of Springville; grandchildren, Amy (Ryan) Birge, Emily Robinson, Wes (Lauren) Robinson, and Megan Robinson; great-granddaughter, Abigail Birge; brother-in-law, Rodney Colvin of Jacksonville, Fla.; niece, Dee Ann (Rich) Ott of Jacksonville, Fla.; and dear friends, Ron Wagner of Bedford and Evy Guthrie of Bedford. Her parents and sister, Jane Colvin, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. The animals that Betsy loved and nurtured will suffer for her absence. The family get-togethers will be forever diminished of her humor, smile, and love. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Leona May (Conley) Baer Sept. 14, 1917 — Dec. 7, 2016 Leona May Baer, 99, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born Sept. 14, 1917, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Orlando and Eva (Tolbert) Conley. She was married to Joel Baer, who preceded her in death. Leona graduated from Mitchell High School in 1936 and had been employed at L.S. Ayres and Company. She had also been a nanny several years in Chicago. Leona was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and Fleur-de-Lis Club. Survivors include her stepdaughter, Shirley Pressley of Michigan City, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband; sister, Frances Conley; and brothers, Descoe Conley and Harrison Conley; preceded her in death. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. James ‘Jim’ Sorrells Nov. 17, 1936 — Dec. 7, 2016 James “Jim” Sorrells, 80, of Paoli, died Wednesday. Born Nov.17, 1936, in Shoals, he was the son of Charles and Ruth (Arvin) Sorrells. He married June Holt on April 26, 1957, and she survives. He was a retired conservation officer after 34 years. He also was a barber and worked as an investigator for the Orange County prosecutor’s office. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, farming, tractors, tinkering and collecting. Survivors include his wife, June, of Paoli; two sons, Shane Sorrells of Paoli and Tony Sorrells of Madison; five grandchildren, Evan Rainey of Mitchell, Mackenzie Patton and Abbie Franklin, both of Paoli, and Hilary Scroggins and Amanda Huffman, both of Madison; six great-grandchildren, Briar Rainey of Mitchell, Ellie and Addie Patton of Paoli, Guy Banks and Kyndel Scroggins and Fynley Huffman, all of Madison; two brothers, Ed Sorrells of Shoals and Fred Sorrells of Loogootee; and his beloved dog Annie. He is preceded in death by daughter, Denise Franklin. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Phillip Andry officiating. Burial will be in Paoli ,Community Cemetery. For condolences visit mcadamsmortuary.com. Lloyd Keith Lucas Oct. 29, 1945 — Dec. 8, 2016 Lloyd Keith Lucas, 71, of Springville, passed away on Dec. 8, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born on Oct. 29, 1945, in Bloomington, as the son of Lee and Dorothy (Altop) Lucas. Lloyd worked for several years at Woolery Stone Mill in Bloomington. He enjoyed stone cutting, woodworking and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Buelah Lucas of Springville; son, Phil (Becca) Lucas of Avon; daughters, Rebecca Lucas and Amy Lucas, both of Springville; granddaughters, Kersten Lucas and Rachel Lucas; sister, Connie (Gene) Deckard; along with several nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation rites have been accorded. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, have been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to Lloyd’s family at www.allencares.com. Catherine D. ‘Cathy’ (Luttrell) VanMeter Catherine D. “Cathy” (Luttrell) VanMeter, 63, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Dec. 7. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford. Caroline M. McCormick Caroline M. McCormick, 71, of Mitchell, formerly of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Dec. 6. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home in Greenwood. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with entombment at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Arrangements by G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, Greenwood. December 08, 2016 Harry Edward Mann Memorial service for Harry Edward Mann, 69, of Mitchell, who died Nov. 22, will be noon Saturday at Hamer Cemetery in Spring Mill State Park. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of. December 07, 2016 Kenneth Mundy Kenneth Mundy, 85, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. December 06, 2016 Maxine (Henderson) Jones Ashley Sept. 20, 1951 — Dec. 4, 2016 Maxine Ashley, 65, of Orleans, passed away on Dec. 4, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1951, in Bedford, the daughter of Howard Carter and Phyllis Henderson. She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. She was a homemaker and worked at Video One in Orleans for several years. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ashley of Orleans; mother, Phyllis Henderson of Mitchell; one son, William (Jennifer) Jones; one daughter, Tiffany Ann Jones of Bedford; one stepson Jeremy (Holly) Ashley of Paoli; four grandchildren, Wyatt, Payton, Charlee and Maverick Ashley; two step-grandchildren; Kirkland and Tripp; three sisters, Betty (Jerry Jr.) Hancock, Debra (Andy) Pemberton and Donna Brown, all of Mitchell; two brothers, Robert DeWayne Canfield of Mitchell and Duane Carter of Bedford; adopted daughter, Terri Lynn Huff and grandson, Michael Raylin Huff. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Diane Neely. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. December 05, 2016 Shirley Jean Turpen Nov. 7, 1942 — Dec. 3, 2016 Shirley Jean (Connors) Turpen, 74, Bedford, surrounded by family and friends, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Bedford, to James M. and Helen L. (Ray) Connors. She was a member and was baptized as a young girl at Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford, she graduated from Bedford High School in 1960 and married Joy Dean Turpen on Feb. 7, 1961 and he survives, She retired from RCA after 30 years of service and was a member of their union while working. Shirley enjoyed being with her grandchildren, camping, mushroom hunting and horseback riding with family and friends, and was Elvis Presley’s No. 1 fan. She is survived by her husband, Joy Dean Turpen; son, Trevor Turpen (fiance’ Beth Mathews) of Bedford; daughters, Teresa (Marty) Howe of Bedford and Karen (David) Hillenburg of Norman; grandchildren, Andrew (Jackie) Hillenburg, Aleshia (Brett) Myers, Becca (Adam) Reynolds, Samantha Howe, Taylor and Chase Turpen, and Keagen and Kyndall Mathews; great-grandchildren, Dean Hillenburg, Noah and Ava Myers, and Athalia and Brianna Reynolds; brother, James (Marie) Connors of Greenwood; brother-in-law, Roger Coffin of Martinsville and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kevin Dean Turpen; and sister, Patty Ann Coffin. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery with Pastor Greg Eads officiating. Pallbearers will be Trevor Turpen, David Hillenburg, Andy Hillenburg, Marty Howe, Taylor Turpen, Steve Turpen, Chase Turpen and Glenn “Spanky” Hoskins. Betty L. (Ford) Whitted June 12, 1936 — Dec. 3, 2016 Betty Whitted, 80, of Avoca, went home to be with the Lord at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford. Born June 12, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Thomas Gilbert and Frances Ford. She married David Whitted on Aug.19, 1954, and he survives. She retired as an estimator from Otis Elevator and was a member of the Crossroads Church. Survivors include her husband, David of Avoca; a daughter, Denise Whitted of Avoca; a daughter-in-law, Linda; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer and Jamie; five great-grandchildren, Layla, Lucy, Sammy, Ellie and Mallie; a brother, Charles Ford of Florida; and a sister, Eunice Younger of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Donald Jeffery and Michael David Whitted; and a great-granddaughter, Lillian M. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Private committal will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Crossroads Community Church and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Nellie Marie (Richardson) Young Jan. 23, 1941 — Dec. 2, 2016 Nellie Marie Young, 75, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Jan. 23, 1941, in Wayne County, Ky., she was the daughter of Edward and Myra (Neal) Richardson. She married Foxey C. Young and he preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1990. Nellie retired from Dana Corporation and was a member of the Moose Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary. She loved camping and being with friends and family. Survivors include her children, Jerry K. (Bonita) Young of Mitchell, Kay (Randy) Wood of Lafayette, Tyce Young of Shoals, Joe David (Susan) Young of Mitchell, Lisha Young of Shoals, and Pam (Bruce) Ray of Bedford; significant other, Don Chasteen of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother, John Richardson of Oaktown; and sister, Virginia Johnston of Plant City, Fla. Her parents; and siblings, Effie Waters, Billy Richardson, and Alma Foster, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service Tuesday at 6 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Vicky Gayle ‘Susie’ (Dorsett) Lancaster May 3, 1949 — Nov. 27, 2016 Vicky Gayle “Susie” Lancaster, 67, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born May 3, 1949, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Irene (McNeely) Dorsett. Vicky graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967, and was self-employed. She resided in Indio, Calif., for many years. She was an avid reader, loved gardening, playing cards, and being with friends and family. Vicky was a member and past president of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary. Survivors include her great-niece, whom she raised, Kristiahah Earl of Colorado; siblings, Robert Dorsett of Texas and Mike (Sue) Dorsett of Bedford; and nieces and nephews, Debbie Dorsett, Randy Dorsett, Phillip Dorsett, Lorna Dorsett, David Case, Tina Case Smith, Dana Case, Michelle Wade, Melinda Davis, Michael Dorsett, Keely Johnson Armstrong, Eric Dorsett, Adam Dorsett, Heather Dorsett Hughes, Paula Dorsett Taylor, Pamela Dorsett, Kristy Mann, Kent Mann, Stephanie Lyon and Stacey Earl. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Mary Lou (Bill) Case, William R. “Buss” (Pauline) Dorsett, Beverly Mann Earl, Ricky D. Dorsett, and an infant brother, Rufus Gilbert Jr.; and niece, Kelly Mann. Cremation was chosen and the burial and celebration of life will be in the spring. Memorial contributions: Monroe County Humane Society or Coats for Kids Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Mark Raymond LeClair Mark Raymond LeClair, 52, of Bedford, died Friday, Dec. 2. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Tabernacle of Praise in Bedford. Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Silva E. Soots Silva E. Soots, 93, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 16. Memorial service will be from 1:30-3 p.m. on Dec.11 at the Town Center Church, Mooresville. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 04, 2016 Nellie Marie Young Nellie Marie Richardson Young, 75, of Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mitchell. December 03, 2016 Mark Raymond LeClair Mark Raymond LeClair, 52, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. December 02, 2016 Juanita Lee ‘Nita’ Scoggan Aug. 25, 1927 — Nov. 27, 2016 Born in Cisco, Texas, as a 2-pound preemie not expected to live, Juanita Lee “Nita” Scoggan, achieved amazing accomplishments during her 89 years of life. She had a 35 year Federal career retiring as a Research Analyst with the USAF in the Pentagon and authored 18 books including “Pillars of the Pentagon” and the Sept. 11th “Pentagon Attack.” She led prayer groups and Bible studies for staffers at the Pentagon and White House. Nita appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including the 700 Club, 100 Huntley St., and TBN. Nita also fulfilled her dream to return to school after she retired from Federal service and achieved an undergraduate degree, master’s degree and became a professor at Oakland City University, Bedford Campus. In addition, she was an active long time member of the National Speaker’s Association. Her greatest triumph in life was being a supportive wife to her husband Bill Scoggan of Bedford for 58 years and successfully raising their two sons, Lew (Catherine) and Steve (Kay). She was preceded in death by her younger sister, Hazel (Art); her mother, Delma, known to us as Nana; her father, Jack; and her, uncle, Calvin (Lillie). Nita is also survived by her five grandchildren, Mary Chris, Danny, Liz, Marybeth and Kelley and 11 great-grandchildren. Nita was a woman of faith and served in many churches including: Seat Pleasant Methodist, Maryland, the Manassas Assembly of God, Virginia and ending her church duties in the New Life Baptist Church in Bedford, where she taught many classes and had many friends. She was informally adopted into the Scoggan clan during the last 15 years of her life after relocating from Virginia to Bedford and survived by her husband’s brothers, John (Terri), Jerry (Linda) and Kenny (Sue); and sisters, Shirley Fish and Betty Knight. She is grateful for their contribution and support during her years in Bedford. She will also be remembered for her service as President of the local Senior Citizen’s Community Center and for her leadership in the local National Day of Prayer and Right to Life events. Memorial service will be on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:15 p.m., at New Life Baptist Church, 3657 Tunnelton Road. She will be laid to rest at Cresthaven Memory Gardens beside her husband Bill, who awaits her arrival in heaven. Nita’s parents moved from Texas to Los Angeles after a flood destroyed their home, after which they relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, and lived in a log cabin built by her mom and dad. She used to joke that she went from the log house to the White House. She will be remembered as a brave and courageous woman that knew the Lord and did good in the earth. She had an exceptional zest for life and was an inspiration to many. She will be missed. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Carolyn Sue Grubb Carolyn Sue (Pavey) Grubb, 70, of Bedford, died Sunday, Nov. 27, following an lengthy illness. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford December 01, 2016 Bernice (Morrison) Alhorn Feb. 21, 1926 — Nov. 30, 2016 Bernice (Morrison) Alhorn, 90, of Bedford, died at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Westview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation. Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Herschel and May (Hudson) Morrison. She married Marion E. Alhorn on Feb. 27, 1946, and he passed away on June 5, 1999. Bernice was a cashier for Hooks Drugs for many years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Rosemary (Bill) Clampitt of Bedford, Rebecca (Charles) Bliss of Bedford and Bernadette (Larry) Dipple of Anderson; son, Richard Alhorn; sister, Goldie Milan of Tennessee; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion; daughter, JoEllen Lee; three sisters, Alberta, Genez and Lucille; brother, Garner Morrison. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. today. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Margie Belle (Payton) Kinder Massengill Sept. 23, 1926 — Nov. 28, 2016 Margie Belle Kinder Massengill was born in Mitchell in 1926. She then moved to Venice, Fla., in 1960. She worked for the Venice Police Department in the 1970s as a Crossing Guard, then worked at the Wedgewood Restaurant for many years. She was best known for her strawberry pie and pumpkin bread. She leaves behind her daughter, Karon Jones and son-in-law Barry of Venice, Fla.; son, Larry Kinder and wife Patricia of North Port, Fla.; sister, Rosetta “Sissy” Arnold; and brothers Floyd “Skip” and Mervin Payton, all of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Massengill; brothers, Clyde and Hollis; sister, Marie; mother, Della; and father, Tom. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. at Farley Funeral Home Venice Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TideWell Hospice in her memory. To send condolences, visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

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