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Obituaries — December 2020

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

December 31, 2020

No obituaries reported

December 30, 2020

Rolla Athol “Buddy” Thomas, Jr.

Jan. 10, 1940 — Dec. 28, 2020

Rolla Athol “Buddy” Thomas, Jr., 80, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at Harrison Terrace in Indianapolis.

Born January 10, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Rolla Athol and Hallie Christine (Terrell) Thomas, Sr. He married Nicoleta Ann Cargas August 16, 1959.

Buddy retired from Naval Weapon Surface Warfare Center—Crane. He was a 1958 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Baptist Church. Buddy was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Nicki Thomas of Mitchell; children, Keely Lynn Thomas of Grove City, Ohio, John Kyle Thomas of Bedford; grandchildren, John, Jay, Joseph, Dominic, and Chris; siblings, Gail (John) Richards of Bedford, Stephen (Anita) Thomas of Mitchell.

His parents and sons, William Cully Thomas and James Cary Thomas, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Hazel Kay Abel

Aug. 18, 1954 — Dec. 27, 2020

Hazel Kay Abel, 66, of Orleans, passed away at 10:53 AM on December 27, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born August 18, 1954 in Mitchell, IN, the daughter of John Earl and Vera (Meadows) Turpin. She married George Abel on January 8, 1971 and he survives.

She was a member of the Orleans Wesleyan Church. She was a QMA and installed telephone equipment.

She is survived by her husband, George of Orleans; one son, George Abel III (Kelly) of Orleans; one daughter, Samantha Kay Fox (Jim) of Mitchell; mother, Vera Turpin; nine grandchildren; six siblings, Lana Miller (Bill) of Mitchell, Rita East (Terry) of Bedford, Jeanetta Anderson (Kevin) of Princeton, IN, John Turpin Jr. (Angela) of Mitchell, Stormi George of Mitchell and Leatha Thurman (Guy) of Memphis, IN.

She was preceded in death by her father.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Orleans Wesleyan Church with Pastor Mike Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Wesleyan Church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

John D. Hert

March 23, 1930 — Dec. 21, 2020

John D. Hert passed away on December 21, 2020 at the age of 90 after enduring complications from the CoronaVirus.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wife, and daughters-in-law (Tom). He was born to Vida (Davis) Hert and Allen Hert on March 23, 1930, in Oolitic, Indiana, where he spent his childhood and youth with siblings, Allen, Jr., Mary McCrary and Phillip. In his early twenties, he left his hometown to serve overseas in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a radio operator.

Soon after he returned from the war, he was reacquainted with Rosalyn Hampton Hert with whom he shared an adventurous marriage for over 60 years. They raised three children: Michael (Liz) Hert, Thomas Hert and Jennifer (Paul) Spoelhof. John and Rose built three houses together in Bedford, Indiana before moving to Springville, Indiana. John loved his property out in the country and he enjoyed spending time taking care of it. He was a fixer by nature, and nothing remained broken for long.

He was a career electrician working at Indiana University, Indiana Limestone and retired from General Motors. He was a devoted Grandad and spent endless hours as the patient playmate to his grandchildren, Amy Hert, D. Brady Egan, J. Nicholas Egan, Abby Hert, Ali Rose Hert, Amberlyn Griffen, Garrett Spoelhof, and Henri Spoelhof, and five great grandchildren.

He was a quiet and thoughtful man who considered others with a polite and courteous manner. His family will dearly miss him and will celebrate the memory of his life when the weather is warmer and the world is a safer place for us all to gather.

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

Brandi M. Masterson

March 09, 1979 — Dec. 23, 2020

Brandi M. Masterson, 41, of Gosport, passed away at 3:30 am on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at I.U. Health in Bloomington.

Born March 9, 1979 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Kevin L. and Karen Denise (DeGrasse) Masterson. She graduated from Indiana University and worked in the gender studies department at I.U.

Survivors include her life-partner, Jeremy Taylor, of Gosport; her parents, Kevin and Karen Masterson, of Bedford; a brother, Korey Masterson, of Bedford; a sister, Erin Masterson, of Bloomington; a niece, Piper Masterson and a nephew, Sheppard Masterson, both of Bedford.

The family will plan a celebration of life event in the Spring of 2021. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Bertha’s Mission in Bedford or Gleaners food bank.

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

Mary Jane (Grosvenor) Ash Wigand

Mary Jane (Grosvenor) Ash Wigand, 96, of Jasper, formerly of French Lick, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. Arrangements are pending at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

December 29, 2020

Clara Joan Tincher

May 20, 1932 — Dec. 27, 2020

Clara Joan Tincher, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 12:10 am on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at McCormicks Creek Rehab. and Skilled Nursing in Owen County.

Born May 20, 1932 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Thomas and Glodie (Simmerman) Super. She married Joe E. Tincher and he preceded her in death. She was a housekeeper at Dunn Memorial Hospital and White River Lodge. She attended the Tabernacle of Praise.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas (Karen) Tincher, Jeffrery Tincher, and Kevin (Juli) Tincher, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Toby (Marcy) Tincher, of Mitchell, Brady Tincher, Shelby (Tanner) Chastain, Jaden Tincher, and Clayton Tincher, all of Bedford; four great grandchildren, Gavin Tincher, Aaliyah Tincher, Zepher Tincher, Skylar Wright, all of Mitchell; a sister, Bonnie Super Vowell, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Johnny, Gene, and Tommy; three sisters, Betty Glascow, Phyllis Allen, and Mary Super (in infancy).

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, December 30th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville with Gary Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

James Richard Bergdoll

Aug. 24, 1929 — Dec. 27, 2020

James Richard Bergdoll, 91, of the Leesville area passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 27, 2020.

Born August 24, 1929 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of John Emanuel and Orpha Thelma (Weser) Bergdoll. He married Joyce R. Lindsey in January of 1948. Joyce preceded him in death on September 30, 2008.

James spent his first nineteen years at Inter Creek Farm, the family homestead on Guthrie Creek near the Lawrence-Jackson County line. He graduated from Medora High School in 1947 where he served as class president. After his marriage, he and Joyce made their home on another family farm in Boone County, Indiana. It was during this time their three children were born. He was a grain farmer and a relatively large pork producer in that area.

In 1960, James relocated his family back to Lawrence County, Indiana where he worked along side his sister at Hatfield Ford Tractor Sales in Bedford. In 1977, he opened JRB Ford Tractor in Seymour, Indiana. He retired from the implement business in 1992. He continued farming the family land around Leesville raising Angus and Simmental cattle until 2010. James loved his dogs, cats, and cattle. He often told how he marveled at the “mothering instincts” of God’s animals.

James was an active member of the Leesville United Methodist Church where as a child he spent many an hour listening to his favorite gospel songs. He often longed to hear the voices of those gone before him.

James is survived by six grandchildren: Shane R. Baron (Heather)Caudill and Shannon Leigh (Scott) Sowder, both of Bloomington, Brandy Lynn (Eddie) Marlow of Virginia, Julie Ann Hanners of Stinesville, Christine Bergdoll of Vietnam, and Gregory M. (Sarah) Bergdoll of California. Also, three great grandchildren: Joshua Bergdoll, Elijah R. Baron Caudill and Sydney Baron Caudill.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son J. Steven and daughters Ginger Lee Bergdoll Ragsdale and Peggy Ann Bergdoll Hanners, a brother, John Franklin Bergdoll and a sister, Mary Lu Bergdoll Hanson.

Friends may call Wednesday, December 30 at the Leesville United Methodist Church until time of service at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in the Hill Addition of the Leesville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family may consider memorial contributions be made to Leesville United Methodist Church or the Leesville Cemetery.

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

Mary L. Lealos

March 29, 1924 — Dec. 27, 2020

Mary L. Lealos, 96, of Springville, passed away at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 29, 1924 in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Ina Lois (Pitman) Holmes. She married James E. Lealos on November 30, 1945 and he preceded her in death. She retired as a traffic specialist for NAD Crane.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia (Donald) Peters, of Springville, Barbara Sue Meadows, of Bedford, Karen (Dana Danny) Banks, of Springville; nine grandchildren, Lydia (Phillip) Sanders, Susanna (Robert) Warren, Bridgett (Ryan) Manson, Kimberly Woods, Jeni (Lance) McMillan, Jama (Jeremy) Branaman, Christopher (Amy) Banks, Andrew (Stephanie) Banks, Brandon (Katie) Banks; 28 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren three nephews, Reece Holmes, Rick Holmes, and Kevin Holmes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law, Kerry Dee Meadows: a brother, Robert Holmes; a sister, Helen Peed.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Beech Grove Cemetery with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating.

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

Jaines Dee Doane

July 22, 1939 — Dec. 27, 2020

Jaines Dee Doane, 81, of Bedford, passed away at 12:16 pm on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born July 22, 1939 in Martin Co., he was the son of Delbert D. and Lucille (Jewell) Doane. He married Margaret J. “Jeanie” Glasgow in 1999 and she survives. He was a welder at General Motors and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as an MP. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #440, SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanie, of Bedford; children, Deanna Bauernfiend and husband, Dwight, Donetta Levron and husband, Paul, and Loran Doane, all of Melbourne, FL, Jackie Doane, of Evansville, Becki Acton and husband, Tom, of Bedford, David Baker and wife Scarlett, of Bedford, and Timothy Baker and wife Tracy, of Springville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters, a son-in-law, Gary Tarr; a grandson, Kyle Tarr.

No visitation or funeral services are planned.

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

Betty C. Dobson

Jan. 05, 1924 — Dec. 28, 2020

Betty C. Dobson, 96, of Loogootee, formerly of Shoals, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Loogootee Nursing Center.

Born January 5, 1924 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Eley and Mildred (Bough) Norman.

She married Frank Dobson in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1969. Betty was a member of the Shoals Christian Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are children, Ralph Dean (Ann) Dobson, of Georgia, Cheryl (Ray) Norris, of Loogootee, and Richard Lee Dobson, of Shoals; daughter-in-law, Tracy Dobson, of Mitchell; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren; brother, James Norman, of Shoals; sister, Alice (Doug) Hamilton, of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; son, Paul Gene Dobson; grandson, Curtis Dobson; and brother, Robert Norman.

Funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Shoals Christian Church with Pastor Matt Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the service hour on Wednesday at the church.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Sandra Lynn (Sergent) Lessig

The world lost one of the most spunky, hardheaded, understanding, wonderful women. She fought a short, hard battle with cancer this year, but has passed with her loved ones at her side on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at her residence. Sandra Lynn (Sergent) Lessig was 48 years old.

Sandra was the dedicated wife of Randall Lessig who carries on her love for their animals in her absence. She never met an animal she wouldn’t try to love. Sandra was a creative soul that loved to cross stitch, crochet and sew. Loving, protective, fierce mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she was a seven-year employee of Cook, Inc.

She was the daughter of Vernon Darrell and Nelva Denise (Middleton) Sergent, granddaughter of Lloyd and Rose Ella (King) Middleton and Morris and Mattie (Lucas) Sergent who preceded her in death.

Sandra is survived by children, Larry Edward and Andrea Jackson of Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana, Thomas and Samantha Jackson of Owensboro, Kentucky, Wendy Elise (Jackson) and Jacob Lunsford of Crestwood, Kentucky, Sarah Rose Jackson of Jeffersonville, Indiana; identical twin sister, Pamela Lynn (Sergent) and David Perez of Mitchell, Indiana, Henderson, Kentucky, and Yauco, Puerto Rico; little sister, Caroline “Carrie” (Sergent) and Cory Roby of Mitchell, Indiana; and five grandchildren with the sixth due any day.

She chose cremation and will be interred at Port Williams Cemetery in the spring. Sandra requested a celebration of life party and that will be conducted at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Joe W. Bannon

Joe W. Bannon, 51, of West Baden Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 27. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Arrangements by Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

Carl W. Stephens

Carl W. Stephens, 76, of Paoli, died Saturday, Dec. 26. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

Billy Reed Garloch

Billy Reed Garloch, 91, of Paoli, died Friday, Dec. 25. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

December 28, 2020

David Leroy Brummett, Sr.

Dec. 12, 1938 — Dec. 25, 2020

David Leroy Brummett, Sr. of Williams, passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2020. He was 82.

David entered this life on December 12, 1938 in Odon, Indiana. He was one of eleven children born to the parents of Chester and Margaret (Wadsworth) Brummett. David grew up in the hills of Odon, Indiana before joining the US Army. While serving in the Army he married Judith Sue (Nirkirk) Brummett in Odom, Indiana on April 5, 1967. Together this union of 45 years raised seven children, Nancy, David Jr. Chester Raymond, George, Brenda, Rachel, and Corey. Sue preceded David on April 29, 2012.

He was a master carpenter and remodeled homes around Lawrence County and Daviess County. David was an excellent coon hunter and loved the woods.

David leaves those to cherish his memories, his daughters, Brenda Flynn of Bedford, and Rachel Cornett and her life partner David Redden of Milltown, a son, Corey Brummett and his wife Kristian of Williams, two brothers Chester (Cheat) Brummett of Newberry, IN and Bill Brummett and his wife Pauline of Odon, IN, two sisters, Hilda Sue Brown and her husband Jim of Washington, IN, and Linda Hamlin and her husband Robert of Bloomfield, IN, and eleven grandchildren, David Brummett III, Dustin Brummett, Derek Brummett, Nathanael Flynn, Chelsea Flynn, Nick Brummett, Johnathan Brummett, Mandy Brummett, Emma Brummett, and Randy Brummett and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Nancy Hedge, three sons, David Brummett, Jr., Chester Raymond Brummett, George Brummett, brother Harold Wadsworth, sisters, Almeda Byrer, Ruth Byrer, Patricia (Pat) Myers, Viola Cox, and Vivian Castillo, and a son-in-law Randy Cornett.

A Graveside Service will be held at Kilgor Byrer Cemetery on Wednesday December 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dustin Staggs officiating.

Friends may call at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Tuesday December 29, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Memorials may be written in David’s name to Wounded Warrior Project through Hague Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.hagueandzabel.com

Delores F. Crane

Oct. 15, 1933 — Dec. 23, 2020

Delores F. Crane, 87, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Garden Villa Nursing Home.

Born October 15, 1933 in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Robert and Verla (Leddington) Cobb. She married William “Bill” Crane on June 7, 1953 and he survives.

Delores was a graduate of Oolitic High School class of 1951. Member of First Christian Church and retired from RCA in 1980.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Delores Crane is her husband William; three daughters, Cheryl Norman, Terri (Doug) Ritchison and Michelle (Bill) Ragsdale; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Laverne Speer; brother, Gary Cobb; and several nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dennis and Dale Cobb; sister in infancy and son-in- law, Scott Norman.

Funeral services for Delores Crane will be Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service hour at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Linda Jean (Stivers) Stivers

April 14, 1946 — Dec. 19, 2020

Linda Jean (Stivers) Stivers, age 74, of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2020.

She was born in Monroe County on April 14, 1946, to Raymond Slivers Sr. and Ruby Sims Butcher Stivers. She worked several years at RCA and GE until her retirement.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dorothy Butcher Hall, June Butcher Hickman and Janice Stivers; and six brothers, Robert Butcher, Claude Butcher, Larry Stivers, James Stivers, Raymond Stivers Jr. and Michael Stivers.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her sister, Wanda Stivers Reynolds Ludwig of Bedford; brother, Morris Stivers Sr. and wife Evelyn of Soisberry; and sister-in-law, Diane Davis Stivers McCoy of Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews as well as great-great-nieces and nephews. A private family grave-side service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer.

Arrangements entrusted to Burk-holder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Hanes, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour.

December 27, 2020

Camden Lawrence Scott Moore

Sept. 01, 2010 — Dec. 23, 2020

Camden Lawrence Scott Moore, 10, of Oolitic, passed away at 6:03 pm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Oolitic.

Born September 1, 2010, in Bloomington, he was the son of Chris Moore and Marissa (Honecker) Cooper.

Survived by his father, Christopher Moore, and mother and step-father, Marissa and Jeff Cooper; two half siblings Amber Moore and Logan Cooper; Grandparents Louanna Honecker and Shirley Moore; Niece Sylena Morris; and Uncles Scott, Jason, and Mike along with many cousins. Cam loved being a big brother to Logan.

Camden was an amazing and energetic young man who’s been taken too soon. This intelligent young man was always using his imagination, building Lego sets, and bringing humor to those around him. He enjoyed math, science, learning new things, and traveling when he could. You could find him drawing, playing with his cat, Hero Clix, and at Game Knight in Jasper, IN. He was a fan of Star Wars, Monty Python, BattleBots, Iron Giant, Queen, Marvel, and Husker football. Most of all, being outside: whether fishing, going for boat rides, walking, swimming.

Some of Camden’s favorite memories were the trips that included Colorado; Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and Car Henge; Niagara Falls, Boldt Castle, and Fort Stanwix; and got to fly first class to Disney World. He was also able to visit a few of the towns that share his name in Ohio, New York, and here in Indiana. As a newer roller coaster enthusiast, he got to experience rides at Disney World, Holliday World, Kings Island, and Kentucky Kingdom. He enjoyed Water Coasters the most.

Whether eating Blue Moon ice cream at Jiffy Treat or picking up a white unfilled long john at Magic Morning he enjoyed being near his family and friends the most. He was known to help his father while volunteering for robotics competitions, selling concessions at the Indy 500, or simply doing the groceries Saturday mornings. He was a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County where he had many friends and enjoyed bringing donuts to the staff during the summer.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A private celebration of life will be conducted. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County or Dubois County Humane Society.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

Darrin L. Jones

Oct. 25, 1972 — Dec. 24, 2020

Darrin L. Jones age 48 of Bedford passed away on Thursday December 24, 2020 at 3:52 AM at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born in Bedford on October 25, 1972 to David Lee Jones and Kelly (Ramsey) Benton. Darrin was the store manager of Dollar Tree in Columbus.

Survivors include his mother, Kelly Benton of Bedford, two children, Taylor Wetherald of Columbus and Braeden Jones of Columbus, one sister, Larissa Dona of Bedford, one brother, Jeremy Jones of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Lee Jones

Cremation was chosen with no services at this time.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford was entrusted with his care.

Margie D. Godsey

April 15, 1932 — Dec. 25, 2020

Margie D. Godsey, 88, of Loogootee, formerly of Bedford, died at 2:20 am on December 25, 2020 at Loogootee Nursing Center.

Born April 15, 1932, in Frazer, KY, she was the daughter of Emile and Ina (Jones) Brown. She married Thomas Godsey and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1983. Margie retired in 1982 from RCA. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Fields and husband Tim of Bedford, Jana Ferguson and husband David of Loogootee, and Tonda Fletcher and husband Mike of Mitchell; eight grandchildren, Kara Wilson, Holly Kopsho, Ryan Fields, Amber Sanders, Amanda Ferguson, Kyle Luttrell, Kristen Luttrell, and Thomas Fletcher; fourteen great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Carina Wilson, Nickolas, Nathan, and Brayden Kopshaw, Riley and Landon Fields, Kyler, Emma, Emmitt, and Willow Fletcher, and Shane, Linni, and Renae Sanders; five sisters, Jenny Goldsberry and husband James of Corbin, KY, Frances Mercer and husband Jabbo of Monticello, KY, Linda Morrow and husband Lisle of Elletsville, Patsy Jett of Richmond, KY, and Nancy Ferguson and husband Rick of Elnora; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Brenda Luttrell; one grandson, Joshua Ferguson; two sisters, Violet Brown, and Murle Lawrence; and one brother, Roscoe Brown.

Private funeral services will be conducted. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, December 28th at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and also from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time. Family insists that everyone wear a mask.

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

Priscilla Rose “Pat” Pugh

April 17, 1937 — Dec. 24, 2020

Priscilla Rose “Pat” Pugh, 83, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born April 17, 1937, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Helen Louise Strange. She married Marion Dwight “Kory” Pugh September 19, 1958, and he preceded her in death December 21, 2008.

Pat was a telephone operator and had been employed at Mitchell Community Schools in the cafeteria. She was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and the BYF group. Pat was an avid bowler and enjoyed her family and traveling, especially to Gatlinburg.

Surviving are her children, Lee Ann (Gary) Mesarosh of Mitchell, Michael Dwayne (Judy) Pugh of Mitchell, Kevin Dwight (Twilla) Pugh of Mitchell, Rebecca Lynn Smith of Paoli; grandchildren, Kit (Ashleigh) Measarosh, Kory Mesarosh, Trisha (Nathan King) Pugh, Shala (Jesse) Burnette, Steven Hopper, and Kade Pugh; great-grandchildren, Waylon Mesarosh, June Mesarosh, Reagan Walls, Hunter Sneed, Jimma Sneed, Zaiden Hopper, and Briella (Hopper) Edwards.

Her mother and husband preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. A celebration of life will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Wesleyan Church

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Darrell Aslinger

Jan. 22, 1961 — Dec. 22, 2020

Darrell Aslinger age 59 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday December 22, 2020 at 4:58 PM at his residence.

He was born in Marion on January 22, 1961 to Jimmy Aslinger and Sarah (Scott) Aslinger. Darrell married Sincerae Anderson on June 10, 2010 in Bedford and she survives. Darrell was a tree trimmer and landscaper with Logsdon and Sons.

Survivors include his wife, Sincerae Aslinger, children, Sarah Pierce, Cheyenne Arrowsling, Shyloh Aslinger, Linda Fitch and Annera Fitch, siblings, Lee Aslinger, Larry Aslinger, Sherry Aslinger, Selina Aslinger, his father, Jimmy Aslinger, Grandchildren, Malachi Brazzel, Cadence Harvey, Braxton Turpen, Canaan Harvey, John Harvey, Xavier Martin and Daigen Martin, former wife and friend, Sheila Phillippe.

Darrell was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Olive Aslinger, two sons, Joshua Heath Aslinger-Arrowsling and Charles Edward Timmons, and one daughter, Cecelia Alaine Aslinger-Arrowsling.

A man with a heart as big as he was, a loving father, son, brother, grandfather and husband, a friend to all he met. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of his life at the farm.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with his care.

Naomi Kathleen Russell Beebe

April 28, 1939 — Dec. 21, 2020

Naomi Kathleen Russell Beebe passed away peacefully on December 21, 2020 in Springfield, MO.

She was born April 28, 1939 in Mitchell, Indiana to John Russell and Edna Mae (Terry) Russell.

She is survived by her loving husband Don of 15 years, two sons, Wm. Michael (Kay) Gilbert of Shreveport, LA, Terry Gilbert of Chicago, IL, three sisters, Sue (Wayne) Holt of Mitchell, IN, Sharon (Larry) Egger of Leon, IA, Juanita Jean of Marshfield, MO and a brother Harry (Marylee) Russell of Mitchell, IN. She is also survived by two stepdaughters Debra Beebe and Shannon Jacob of Springfield, MO, one stepson Clifford (Julie) Beebe, one grandson, 5 great-grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 42 step great-grandchildren, 4 step great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Rose (Charles) Johnson, a brother, John (Sharon) Russell, Jr., a great-grandson and her former husband George Bex.

Naomi was a hard worker her whole life. She worked at Mitchell Manor Nursing home for many years and also Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell, IN. And retired from Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was proud to be a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for over 20 years. She attended Huron High School in Huron, IN.

One of her joys was cooking. She was most proud of her award winning persimmon pudding. She made delicious pies and loved having family get-togethers with lots of food and laughter. Some of her fondest memories was traveling with her sons and husband on trips exploring the United States in their RV, and her travels to Europe, Africa, the Carribean, South America, Hawaii and Mexico. She loved music and dancing, especially her favorite country artist George Jones.

Not only was Naomi a hard worker, but she loved life and sharing it with family and friends. She will always be remembered by so many who were touched by her joyful laughter, kind heart and generosity. A graveside service will be January 8 th. At 11:00 am at the National Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

December 24, 2020

Marvin D. Atchison

Sept. 14, 1938 — Dec. 22, 2020

Marvin D. Atchison, 82, of Bedford, passed away at 7:27 am on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 14, 1938 in Martin Co., he was the son of Delbert and Hattie (Johnson) Atchison. He married Patty (Hunter) Murphy on March 15, 1984 and she survives. He retired as a machine repairman from General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Mundell Christian Church and U.A.W. Local #440. He was a master gardener, known as the ‘tomato man’at the local farmer’s market. He loved woodworking and was an avid painter.

Survivors include his wife, Patty, of Bedford; children, Eric Scott Atchison and wife, Michelle, of Bedford, Melissa R. (Atchison) Llano, of Woodstock, GA, Daniel Dale Atchison and wife, Jennifer, of Canton, GA; two step-daughters, Shonja Miracle and husband Anthony David, Rebecca Lutgens, of Bedford; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George and James “Bud” Atchison; a sister, Virginia Stroud and a son, Jeffrey Wayne Atchison (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, December 28th at the Mundell Christian Church with Pastor John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 27th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, all at Mundell Christian Church.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

Mark E. Noel

Jan. 25, 1950 — Dec. 18, 2020

Mark E. Noel, 70, of Bedford, died at his home Friday morning, Dec. 18, 2020.

Mark was born in Linton Jan. 25, 1950, the son of Marion and Oneta (Crites) Noel. He was married to Beverly Richeson from 1970 to 1994, and to this marriage two sons were born.

Surviving are sons, Bradley Noel (wife, Joni) of Bloomington and Brian Noel (wife, Beth) of Indianapolis; two sisters Debbie Harshman of Bloomfield and Trudie Skidmore of Lawrenceburg; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents, one brother and one grandson.

Mark graduated from Bloomfield High School and Oakland City College where he played basketball at both schools. He Worked at Avco Finance before joining Bedford Federal Savings Bank in 1977. He worked there as a mortgage officer for 25 years, retiring in 2002. Later he worked for GMAC Mortgage and Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

Mark’s passion was golf.

Cremation Rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Messages of condolence may be expressed at IndianaGreenBurials.com

James F. Green

Dec. 21, 1946 — Dec. 21, 2020

James F. Green, 74, of Campbellsburg, passed Monday, Dec. 21, at Baptist Health Floyd.

Mr. Green was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Campbellsburg, the son of Charles and Betty Walton Green.

He was a retired supervisor for Kimball International and an employee of Washington County Highway Department since 2004. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was a Sergeant in the Army and served from 1966-1968 during the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 195.

James is survived by his wife, Diana Kemp Green. They were married Nov. 9, 1968. He is also survived by one son, Matt Green (Jessica) of Campbellsburg; three brothers, Roger Green (Kathie) of Campbellsburg, John Green (Teresa) of Campbellsburg and Steve Green of Orleans; two grandchildren, Joshua Green (Samantha) and Janessa Green; and three great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Charleigh and Haisley.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

J. David Howell

Aug. 16, 1958 — Dec. 21, 2020

J. David Howell, 62, of Marietta, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born Aug. 16, 1958, in Frankfort, a son of James E. and Treva Marlene Stage Howell of Mitchell.

David worked the past three years as a sales executive at WTAP-TV and prior to that, he worked as Senior Director of Operations for Suddenlink Media. He loved photography, taking long drives in his red Corvette and vacations to the beach. Most of all, he was a devoted family man to his wife, daughters, son in-law and four doting grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Cheryl Rosner Howell; his daughters, Danielle Allphin (Bret) and Jennifer Theiss; his parents; sister, Deb Howell Edwards (John); brother, Doug Howell (Jackie); and grandchildren, Sydney and Carly Theiss and Gabrielle and Brady Allphin.

The family would like to ask everyone to perform an act of kindness, wear a mask and “Always Be Grateful” in memory of David.

In lieu of flowers, please direct all donations to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s charities.

At David’s request, there will be no services. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home & Crematory of Vienna, West Virginia, is honored to serve the Howell family.

Anna L. (Stephenson) Bilderback

Anna L. (Stephenson) Bilderback, 96, of Bedford, died Monday, Dec. 21. Cremation was chosen with no services at this time. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Marcella (Zinner) Coffman

Marcella (Zinner) Coffman, 96, of Denton, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 18. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Patricia J. (Beasley) Applegate

Patricia J. (Beasley) Applegate, 83, of Pekin, died Monday, Dec. 21. Service will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Westview Christian Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at Westview Christian Church. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Anthony Randall Dotson

Anthony Randall Dotson, 47, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Dec. 20. Cremation was chosen. There will be no formal service, but there might be a service at a later date. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

December 23, 2020

Patricia A. (Romer) Gore

Nov. 04, 1947 — Dec. 19, 2020

Patricia A. (Romer) Gore, 73, of Springville, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at 11:15 p.m. at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

She was born on Nov. 4, 1947, in Miamisburg, Ohio, to Wilfred Romer and Mary Jane (Baker) Romer. She married Gene Gore on June 25, 1966, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2004.

She retired from IU Health in Bedford with over 25 years of service and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca Godsey and husband Brian of Springville; three sons, Thomas Gore of Evansville, John Edward Gore and wife Tammy of Shoals and James Edward Gore and wife Jerri Ann of Bedford; one sister, Julia Dawkins of Texas; eight grandchildren, Logan (Kathryn) Gore, Zetta Gore, Corbyn Sipes, Hannah (Cory) Wheat, Haley Bruce, Olivia (Zack) Smith, Victoria Gore and Mackenzie Godsey; one great-grandchild, Jayla Bruce; and one stepson, Jeff Gore and family of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Romer and Fred Romer.

Private family services will be held and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Silverville at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to Becky’s Place in Bedford or the Brown County Humane Society in Nashville.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Bishop Elliott Perry

April 14, 1933 — Dec. 20, 2020

Bishop Elliott Perry, 87, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020.

He was born April 14, 1933, in Ghent, Kentucky, he was the son of the late John Elliott and Bessie (Cain) Perry.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (Jordan) Perry, second wife, Cecilia (Hughes) Perry, and siblings (Raymond, Edward, Rev. Paul Perry, Buddy Skaggs, Virgie Myers, Mary Aaron, and Margaret Martin.

Bishop Perry was a veteran of the Korean War, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a minster of the Gospel for 60 years. 46 of these years were at Guide Pointe Church in Bedford. He was ordained with the United Pentecostal Church International.

Bishop Perry was a man of varied interests, both civic and personal. Some of these interests included antiques, culinary arts, charitable work, world traveling, and he was the co-founder of JC’s Christian Academy. For several years, he operated Handyman Construction.

Bishop Elliott Perry is survived by his wife Nila; his sons, Pastor Bruce (Joanna) Perry of Elizabethtown, KY and Pastor Chris (Julie) Perry of Bedford, IN; Siblings, Rev. H. Ray (Karen) Perry of Louisville, KY and Robert C. (Bob) Perry of Turner’s Station, KY; Grandchildren Alexus, Christopher, Kristin, Zara, and Augustus Perry; he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Monday, December 28, 2020 from 4-8 pm at Guide Pointe Church in Bedford, IN and from noon to time of service at 1pm. We will celebrate his life on Tuesday, December 29 at 1 pm at the church. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Guide Pointe Church playground fund.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements and care of Bishop Elliott Perry.

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

Timothy Hill

Dec. 28, 1957 — Dec. 20, 2020

Timothy Hill age 62 of Bloomington passed away at his residence at 5:47 AM on Sunday December 20, 2020. He was born in Daviess County on December 28, 1957 to Alvin Hill and Delores (Carey) Hill. Timothy married Susan A. Hill on October 17, 1993 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and she survives, he retired from the Monroe County YMCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Susan A. Hill, children, Scott Hill, Travis Hill, Tonya Myles and Daniel Livers.

Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Hill and Delores (Carey) Hill, his step-mother, Doris Hill, one niece, Lauren Guinn

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of his life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford was entrusted with his care.

Linda Kay (Keane) Terry

July 15, 1945 — Dec. 20, 2020

Linda Kay (Keane) Terry, 75, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at her home.

Born July 15, 1945, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Denny) Keane Root. She married Ronald Eugene Terry Oct. 19, 1963.

Linda retired from RCA. She loved gardening and flowers, and enjoyed going to yard sales. She was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and a 1963 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Terry of Mitchell; son, Eric Scott (Joni) Terry of Bedford; and siblings, Margaret Wood of Mitchell, Marvin Lee Keane of Salem and Sue Blackerby of Mitchell.

Her parents and brother, Robert Keane, Jr., preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

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

James H. Haywood

James H. Haywood, 76, of Bedford, died Thursday, Dec. 10. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. No visitation or services are scheduled.

Ralph W. Haulk

Ralph W. Haulk, 87, of Jasper, died Monday, Dec. 21. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Kelly Gene Wright

Kelly Gene Wright, 53, of Paoli, died Monday, Dec. 21. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with a private funeral service to follow at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Arrangements by Dillman Scott Funeral Home.

Loreda M. (Duwe) Hendren

Loreda M. (Duwe) Hendren, 84, of Crothersville, died Saturday, Dec. 19. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes

December 22, 2020

Jamie Renee (Callahan) Ritter

Oct. 28, 1956 — Dec. 19, 2020

Jamie Renee (Callahan) Ritter, 64, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1956, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Everett and Mildred Callahan. She married Larry Ritter on Aug. 9, 1975, and he survives.

Jamie was a member of the Judah Church of Christ and was known for her kindness and compassion. She devoted her life to being a Christian housewife, raising her three kids, and being a wonderful wife of 45 years to her husband, Larry. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Stephen Hammel at Hammel Chiropractic for 26 years. She led young ladies’ Bible classes in her home, kids’ classes at church, and taught her grandsons about the Lord. She dearly loved her grandkids. She was an excellent artist, known for her paintings on saws and other items.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; children, John (Stacy) Ritter and Chad (Sharon) Ritter, all of Bedford, and Magen (Neil) Craig, of Indianapolis; a brother, Jim Callahan, of Bedford; and grandchildren, Reese Ritter, Chase Ritter, Reid Ritter, Austin Ritter and Isaiah Hammel, who was like a grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Keevin Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Judah church of Christ.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

James E. Henson

Oct. 12, 1946 — Dec. 19, 2020

James E. Henson, 74, of Bedford, passed away at 7:16 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 12, 1946, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Kern and Edna (Davis) Henson. He married Wanda Hensley on June 20, 1970, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2018.

He was a retired electronics technician for NSWC Crane and had worked several years at TriStar. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the East Oolitic Community Church and Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans.

Survivors include three children, Jimmy Henson, Cindy Bower and husband, Mark, all of Bedford, and Travis Henson, of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Levi Meadows, Bransyn Henson, Braydon Henson and Bryce Bower; three step-grandchildren, Sami Zollman, Macie Smith-Brown, Maddie Smith Turner and their mother, Laurie Staver; a brother, Rick Henson and wife, Carolyn, of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Janet Henson, of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Gerry Henson.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery with military rites accorded by Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

Wendy R. King

May 20, 1955 — Dec. 20, 2020

Wendy R. King age 65 of Orleans passed away on Sunday December 20, 2020 at 12:19 PM at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born on May 20, 1955 in Portage, Wisconsin to Clarence Bush and Joann (Lundeen) Sanders. Wendy married Steve King on November 5, 1983 and he survives. Wendy was an owner/operator truck driver, logging over 4 million accident-free miles.

Survivors include her husband, Steve King of Orleans, two children, Sheila (Jeff) Brewer of Bedford and Micah (Whitney) Dunahee of Orleans, her father, Clarence Bush of Markesan, Wisconsin, her mother, Joann Sanders of Minot, North Dakota, two sisters, Wanda Halley of Ontario Canada and Sue Laybourn of Markesan, Wisconsin, five grandchildren, Cody (Marriah) Dunahee, Tessa Dunahee, Rachel Dunahee, Paisley Dunahee and Calliope Dunahee.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Calvin Bush

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of her life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with her care.

Larry Morris Reed, Sr.

July 31, 1940 — Dec. 20, 2020

Larry Morris Reed, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at his residence.

Born July 31, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Morris Henry and Virginia Ellen (Chastain) Reed. He married Teresa Kay Turpin May 19, 1962, and she preceded him in death October 25, 2009.

Larry retired from C&M Conveyor, Inc. He was of the Christian faith and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 14 F.&A.M., Bedford York Rite, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 654, and Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 689.

Larry was a U. S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his son, Larry Morris (Pam) Reed, Jr. of Mitchell; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, siblings, Annabelle Halbert of Mitchell, Nancy Flynn of Mitchell, Peggy (Rick) Wright of Georgia, Barry Allen of Bloomington.

His parents; wife; son, Shannon Reed; and brother, Terry Hollingsworth, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 24, at Mitchell Cemetery with Rob German officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Betty L. Martin

July 28, 1930 — Dec. 20, 2020

Betty L. Martin, 90, of Bedford, passed away at 11:15 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital with her two daughters by her side, following a short battle with cancer.

Born July 28, 1930, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Sylvester and Mable (Meadows) Sowders. She married Gathis Martin on March 25, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2003. She was a homemaker and had worked at several jobs including GE. She was a member of the Old Chapel Hill Church for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with family including going out to eat with her sisters with whom she had many adventures.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Jordan, of Bedford and Pam Bing and husband, Donnie, of Bloomington; three sisters, Phyliss Prince, Deloris Axsom, and Gloria Harper, all of Bedford; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Carolyn Sue Martin (in infancy), a granddaughter, Angie D. Elkins and a son-in-law, Anthony Jordan.

Private family services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. No public visitation is scheduled. Special thanks to the caregivers, DeeDee, Kaity, and Patty.

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

James B. Lane

July 20, 1959 — Dec. 20, 2020

James B. Lane, 61, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 20, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Jesse B. and Donna Kay (White) Lane.

James was employed at the Lawrence County Highway Department. He enjoyed camping, fishing, shooting guns, and loved the outdoors.

Surviving are his companion, Michelle Craig of Mitchell; step daughter, Heather (Sam) Laster of Bedford; step son, Ben Robinson of Bedford; grandchildren, Jennifer Craig and Dylan Craig; great grandson, Joshua Teague; brothers, David E.(Tammy) Lane of Mitchell, Bob (Betty) Lane of Mitchell; nephews, Bradley D. Lane of Mitchell, Jesse Dale Lane of Mitchell.

His parents; brother, Roger Dale Lane; and niece, Jessica K. Lane, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Juanita A. Morris

Aug. 03, 1946 — Dec. 18, 2020

Juanita A. Morris, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 3, 1946 in Martin County, she was the daughter of Reno and Eva (Clark) Blake. She married Clifford Morris on November 15, 1969 and he survives.

Juanita was a member of Turning Point Church of the Nazarene and was a homemaker.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Juanita A. Morris is her husband, Clifford; three sons, Tim (Gina) Baker, Mark (Judy) Blake, and Bobby Morris; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Linda (Hulan) Sturgeon; one brother, Ronnie Blake; and several nieces and nephews.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Scott Morris; one brother, John Blake; two sisters, Joan Blake and Ina Feathers.

Funeral services for Juanita A. Morris will be Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Kay Pruett officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Elliott Perry

Elliott Perry, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday, Dec. 20. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

James Glen “Jim” Applegate

James Glen “Jim” Applegate, 54, of Palmyra, died Sunday, Dec. 20. Service will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Westview Christian Church. Visitation is 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Westview Christian Church. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

December 21, 2020

Rhea D. (Beasley) Wilson

Oct. 04, 1968 — Dec. 19, 2020

Rhea D. (Beasley) Wilson, 52, of Bedford passed away at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at her residence.

Born October 4, 1968 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles Beasley and Connie L. (Conley) Crosby. Rhea had worked as a customer service rep for Beasley Produce, and Sunrise Greeting Cards, and was the owner and operator for The Breakfast Barn in Bedford for many years. Survivors include: her sister, Thea Beasley of Bedford; a brother, Brian Beasley of Williams; her stepfather, Dr. Reid Crosby of Bedford; her father and stepmother Charles and Marge Beasley of Naples, FL; three stepbrothers: Eric, Cort, and Clipp Crosby and their families; three nephews: Damon, Joel, and Tanner; a niece, Shelby Allen-Davis; two great nieces: Payton Hale, and Vayla Beasley; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, ex-husband, Kreg Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, her grandparents: Pat and Grace Conley, and Agnes Beasley, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Special thanks to those who have put their lives on hold to take care of Rhea.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

Norma Jo Allbright

Jan. 08, 1936 — Dec. 19, 2020

Norma Jo Allbright, 84, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born January 8, 1936, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Opal and Marian (Robinson) Flinn. She married Gerald Ray Allbright May 31, 1985, and he preceded her in death March 7, 2004.

Norma retired from Essex Corporation and was a member of the Mitchell Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are her children, Dennis Grogan of Bedford, Viola (Darrell) Irwin of Mitchell, Cathy (Steve) Chapman of Oolitic, Debbie (Jim) Tincher of Bedford, Keith Grogan of Bedford, Lisa (Cliff) Pruett of Campbellsburg; a granddaughter, Kristy Mills, was raised in her home, 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, sisters, Anna Long of Spencer, Bonnie Parker of Mitchell, Phyllis White of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Beverly Grogan; great grandchildren, KylerKevin Gray and Alexis Livingston; and siblings, Joellen Flinn, Linda Flinn, Helen Koontz, Kenny Flinn, Ralph Flinn, Bobby Flinn, Paul Flinn, and Billy Flinn, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor William Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may expressed to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jamie R. Ritter

Jamie R. Ritter, 64, of Bedford, died Saturday, Dec. 19. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mark E. Noel

Mark E. Noel, 70, of Bedford, died Friday, Dec. 18. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials-Bloomington Cremation Society.

James Henson

James Henson, 74, of Bedford, died Saturday, Dec. 19. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Shirley (Patton) McCoy

Shirley (Patton) McCoy, 76, of Paoli, died Thursday, Dec. 17. Cremation was chosen with a service at a later date. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

Paula Ann Green

Paula Ann Green, 73, of Pekin, died Friday, Dec. 18. Service will be private, but can be viewed on Weathers Funeral Home’s Facebook page after Wednesday at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

December 20, 2020

Mary Lee (Hoskins) Osborne

Feb. 18, 1928 — Dec. 19, 2020

Mary Lee (Hoskins) Osborne, 92, of Bedford passed away at 2:30 am on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born February 18, 1928 in Clay City, KY she was the daughter of David Martin “Tucker” Bush and Ollie Mae Hoskins. She married Morgan T. Osborne and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford and the Omega-Tau Sorority Theta Chapter. Mary Lee had worked at the Just Kids Daycare in Bedford.

Survivors include her cousin, Georgia Marie Goodman of Springville, as well as several other cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Morgan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jo Ratkovich officiating. Private burial will follow in the Sheeks Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service on Wednesday.

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

December 19, 2020

Frankie D. Broughton

Nov. 18, 1932 — Dec. 17, 2020

Frankie D. Broughton, 88, of Leavenworth, formerly of Williams, passed away at 6:50 pm on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Todd Dickey Nursing Facility in Leavenworth, IN.

Born November 18, 1932 in Marengo, he was the son of Robert L. and Maggie (Messer) Broughton. He married Carolyn J. Harrison Perry on June 14, 1975 and she preceded him in death on April 26, 2018. He retired as a Captain with the U.S. Marine Corps and then worked as a civil servant at NSWC Crane. He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., D.A.V., and Retired Marine Corps Assoc.

Survivors include two sons, Steven R. Broughton and Douglas Broughton; a daughter, Rhonda L. Carr, of Loogootee; a step-son, Michael D. Perry, of Springville; two step-daughters, Donita G. Day, of Loogootee and Rebecca A. Cantrell, of Indianapolis; a brother, Henry Broughton, of English; a sister, Patricia Ramsey, of Leavenworth; a half-sister, Mildred Milby, of New Albany, IN; seven grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers; a sister; a half-brother.

Private services are scheduled with Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Katherine L. Horner

March 27, 1926 — Dec. 17, 2020

Katherine L. Horner, 94, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford. She was born March 27, 1926 in Lawrence County to Orin and Mary (Flynn) Crawford. She married Edward Horner on Feb. 26, 1945 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2016.

Katherine was a homemaker and a member of the Pinhook Christian Church. She enjoyed painting, quilting and decorating cakes.

Surviving to cherish Katherine’s memory are her daughter, Marsha (Jack) Silvers of Bedford; son, Brian (Tammy) Horner of Paris Crossing; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three children, Michael Horner, Linda New and John Horner; granddaughter, Cheryl New; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Don Crawford, Howard Crawford and Curtis Crawford, in infancy; and sister, Elma Stevens.

A private service for family members is to be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Pinhook Cemetery.

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

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

James E. “Jim” Carroll

Aug. 11, 1939 — Dec. 17, 2020

James E. “Jim” Carroll, 81, of Orleans, passed away at 8:39 AM on December 17, 2020 at his home.

He was born August 11, 1939 in Louisville, KY, the son of Frank and Pauline (Heise) Carroll. He married Wanda (Johnson) Carroll on October 25, 1957 and she survives.

He owned the Orleans Oil Company, a family business for over eighty years. He was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church. Jim had a passion for the Town of Orleans, Orleans High School and Indiana University. He enjoyed playing golf and eating.

He was a member of the Elk Lodge and Moose Lodge in Bloomington. He was a graduate of the Orleans High School, class of 1957, serving as class president and graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor degree in business. He was past president of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda of Orleans; one son, Brian Carroll (Jane) of Orleans; one daughter, Paula (Brent) Elliott of Orleans; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one sister, Martha Myers of Columbus, IN.

He was preceded in death by parents; one son in infancy, Scott Carroll; one daughter, Diane Rosenbaum and one grandson, Nathan Elliott.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orleans United Methodist Church or Orleans High School athletic club.

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

December 18, 2020

David A. Jacobs

Dec. 08, 1921 — Dec. 16, 2020

David A. Jacobs, 99, of Bedford, passed away Dec. 16, 2020, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Bedford, to Abraham S. and Charlotte (Allen) Jacobs. He married Josephine S. Heinz on Feb. 16, 1952, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1987.

David was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1939, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University. He was owner of Bedford Furniture Galleries.

David served three and one-half years in the U. S. Navy during World War II, 15 years in the National Guard and three years in the Army Reserves. He was a member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

David was an Eagle Scout and adult volunteer for over 65 years with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a past chairman of the Bedford Housing Authority and was a founding member of the Lawrence County Rock Club. David was the current president of Bedford-North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation, current chairman of Bedford City Planning Commission, board member of the Lawrence County Community Foundation and was a board member of the Lawrence County Museum.

Surviving to cherish David’s memory are his son, Michael Jacobs and husband Chuck Bruce of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law, Tami and husband John Verheul of Bedford; and grandchildren, Joann and Dirk Verheul.

David was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Morris Jacobs; daughter, Janice Lee Jacobs, in infancy; brothers, Pernas Jacobs and Morris Jacobs; and sister, Joy Jacobs Johnson.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford-North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation.

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

Ronald Day Arbuckle

Aug. 11, 1939 — Dec. 11, 2020

Ronald Day Arbuckle, 81, of Bedford, passed away at 3:20 pm on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Garden Villa.

Born August 11, 1939 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of James Clarence and Pauline F. (Rodler) Arbuckle. He married Linda Terrell and she preceded him in death. He was a laborer for Summitt & Evans Stone Mill. He was a member of the National Rifle Assoc. and the White River Bow Hunters, and a CB Ham Radio operator. He loved fishing, hunting, and nature photography.

Survivors include children, Ronda Ryan (Billy), Donald Arbuckle (Karmen), and Amanda Arbuckle (Byford), all of Bedford; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two step-children, Annette and David; three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a grandson, Donald “D.J.” Arbuckle; eight siblings, Mary Potter, Jean (Fred) Walls, Jane (John) Fiddler, Peggy (Charles) Tumey, George “Tim” Arbuckle, James “Jimmy” Arbuckle, Donald R. Arbuckle, and Steve Arbuckle.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Troy Alan Nicholson

Feb. 27, 1969 — Dec. 16, 2020

Troy Alan Nicholson, 51, of Bedford, passed away at 3:38 pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 27, 1969 in Bedford, he was the son of Brenda Kay (LaMar) Patton. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1988. He married Wendy Goerres on October 13, 2000 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy; mother, Brenda, of Virginia; his grandmother, Ruth Elizabeth Hash, of Bedford; two half-brothers, William Franklin Miller, III, of Virginia and Sandi Johnathan Miller, of Orange Co; Aunts, Nancy Love, Connie Pace, Sandra Prince, Vickey Cummings; great-uncles, Cecil Pemberton, Matthew Pemberton; great-aunt Francis New.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul Patton and great grandfather Emmitt Patton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday December 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Steve Holloway and Russell Tidd officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty Irene (Howell) Humphrey

Betty Irene (Howell) Humphrey, 89, of Salem, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

December 17, 2020

Erika Fox

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Erika Fox 80, of Bedford, at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Ulm, Germany, she was the daughter of Friedrich and Katherina Mast. Erika’s mother instilled a love within her like no other: a love of God, a love of life, a love of people, but most of all a love of family.

She worked as a baker and art teacher in Germany and at Ford Aerospace in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons, David J. Gardner of Bedford and Jerry D. Fox and wife Laura of Alaska; two daughters, Patty and Jay McCullough of Heltonville and Doris and Bill Gibson of Crossville, Tennessee; three grandsons, Jacob L.A. Fox of Bedford, Lucas McCullough and wife Whitney and future son coming March 2021, and Logan McCullough and wife Alexa of Heltonville; three granddaughters, Katie McCullough and fiancé Trace Hawkins of Heltonville, Sarah Krivda Perizzolo and Erika Krivda of Grapevine, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Madison Krivda of Grapevine, Texas; two great-grandsons, Nicholas Stevens of Grapevine, Texas and Zayne L.A. Fox of Bedford; one brother, Walter and Gisela Mast of Eschwege, Germany; one sister, Gisela Randall of Lawton, Oklahoma; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and John Callahan of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry L. Fox; one brother and sister-in-law, Friedrich and Erika Mast; two daughters, Cindy Ann and Katharina Jo Fox; and one son, Steven A. Fox.

Private graveside services will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Sally Nedra (Kern) DeKoker

Sept. 08, 1942 — Dec. 15, 2020

Sally Nedra (Kern) DeKoker, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at her residence.

Born September 8, 1942 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Rev. Luther Fredrick Kern and Thelma Eileen (Trisler) Kern. She married Roger Wentle DeKoker on February 23, 1963 and he survives. She received her degree from Methodist Hospital and was a registered nurse at the Bedford Medical Center for over 40 years where she served as a staff nurse, educator, interim director of nursing, and infection control nurse. She was a member of the Dive Christian Church, and the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include her husband, Roger, of Bedford; a daughter, Jennifer L. Alexander and husband, Keith, of Sellersburg; a son, Ronald B. DeKoker, of Bedford; a grandson, Aaron Alexander; siblings, Fred Kern, Bob Kern, Nikki Wagner, Myra Wilson, Marvin Kern, Sherry Wade, and Scott Kern; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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

MSgt. James Wesley Lovell

Sept. 27, 1928 — Nov. 25, 2020

MSgt. James Wesley Lovell, 92, of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020. He was laid to rest with full military honors on Dec. 7, 2020.

James was born on Sept. 27, 1928, in Bedford, to the late Harry Buck and Eulalia (Goen) Lovell. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1946. He enlisted in the US Army following graduation, and served with the First Cavalry in Japan as a guard at the Imperial Palace as part of the US occupying force at the conclusion of World War II.

He returned to Bedford after his stint in the Army and then in 1949 enlisted in the US Air Force. He served in Korea, flying in B29s and he eventually transitioned to a B52 crew. He was part of a B52 crew during the Vietnam conflict. He had over 5,000 hours of flight time, 3,300 hours of which were in combat zones.

Following his military career, James began working for the city of Abilene as a Treatment Plant Operator and retired from the City of Abilene after 20 years of service.

He had been a member of the Retired Enlisted Association, attended the Rose Park Senior Activity Center and was a longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Abilene. In Bedford he had been a member of the First Christian Church.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wives Sybile Lovell (married 1954, died 1991) and Mary Lovell (married 1992, died 2010); sister Rosemary (Lovell) Keith; and nephew Kenneth Keith.

James is survived by his brother, Harry Boots Lovell and wife Marie-Jeanne of Ocala, Florida; nieces, Glenora Richardson, April Lovell, Marie-Anne Johansson, Eulalia Riffle, Debbie Seery, Brenda Hughes and Patricia Keith; and nephews, Howard Keith and Harry Buck Lovell. He has many great-nieces and -nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and -nephews. Additionally, he is survived by his stepchildren; several step-grandchildren; along with a few step-great-grandchildren in the Abilene, Texas, area.

Please consider donating to Meals on Wheels in James Lovell’s name.

Sally Elaine Gardner

Aug. 31, 1934 — Dec. 15, 2020

Sally Elaine Gardner, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 31, 1934, in Salamanca, New York, she was the daughter of George Barnhart and Marie Mable (Horning) Ulmer. She married Howard Thomas Gardner August 22, 1953, and he preceded her in death July 8, 1998.

Sally was a homemaker and a small-town girl, growing up in Little Valley, New York. She enjoyed ice skating, bowling (winning many high-score awards), community theater, Goodwill store shopping and dancing. Her favorite music was sung by Willie Nelson.

After she moved to Indiana in 1998, she became an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, always donning her blue and white gear to watch every game. While living at Hearthstone Health Campus and Brookdale Senior Living in Bloomington, she fed the birds and squirrels outside her window, played bingo with passion and danced when visiting musicians came to play. She treasured all her caregivers who made her life so full.

Surviving are her children, Keith Richard (Deanna) Gardner of Mitchell, IN, Amy Marie Gardner of Indianapolis, IN; granddaughters, Alyssa Elaine Gardner of Mitchell, IN, Margaret Gayle Kulas of Hanover Park, IL; grandson, Henry Lawrence (Amy) Kloepper of Lincoln, NE; great grandson, Ford Owen Kloepper of Lincoln, NE.

Her parents; daughter, Mary Beth Gardner (1983); and sister, Mary Jean Ulmer, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with a service to be held in Little Valley, NY at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society, Bedford, IN.

Dan Butler

Dan Butler age 64 of Williams passed away on December 12, 2020 at 6:58 AM at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Cremation with no services was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

David Jacobs

David Jacobs, 99, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

James William Tafliner

James William Tafliner, 85 , of Paoli, died Monday, Dec. 14. Arrangements by Dillman Scott Funeral Home.

Brenda Lou Hopkins

Brenda Lou Hopkins, 66, of Loogootee, died Tuesday, Dec. 15. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

James H. “Ted” Hudman

James H. “Ted” Hudman, 65, of Pekin, died Monday, Dec. 14. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Freda M. (Collins) Stringer

Freda M. (Collins) Stringer, 85, of Shoals, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

December 16, 2020

Patsy Kay Clark

Aug. 29, 1931 — Dec. 13, 2020

Patsy Kay Clark, 89, of Bedford, passed away at 11:00 am on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at her residence.

Born August 29, 1931 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Wilbur “Bill” F. and Crystal Burnece (Brown) McDonald. She married Larry R. Clark on January 8, 1966 and he preceded her in death on September 1, 2015.

She was a secretary for Crulo Trucking, a copywriter for WBIW, and the U.S. Forestry Service. She was the owner of Rainbow Junction Children’s Apparel and Patsy’s Pottery.

She was a member of the Fairview Community Church and a past member of the Lawrence County Extension Homemakers Club. She was a member of One in Spirit gospel group where she played the auto-harp.

Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Ann Duncan and husband, Rick, of Bedford; a son, Bobby Adams and wife, Linda, of North Vernon; a very special niece, Elaine Elliott; grandchildren, Jeremy Adams and wife, Carrie, Bob Adams, Bill Adams, Lisa Kay Duncan, John Coe and wife, Carriea, and Thessaney Taylor and husband, Joshua; several great grandchildren; siblings Millie Elliott and Bill McDonald.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, twin sons, Donald and David Adams and a granddaughter, Lori Ann Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 18th at the Fairview Community Church with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the hour of service Friday at the church.

Due to Covid 19, the family asks that masks be worn and to socially distance.

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

Dwayne Allen Fields

Dwayne Allen Fields, 57, of Newport, Tennessee, formerly of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

He was an avid lover of nature and enjoyed time in the mountains and adventures of all kinds. He was a dedicated reader of books, always striving to learn all that he could about many subjects, and spent time crafting handmade beaded jewelry and home décor.

He was loved by many and had an infectious smile that would brighten the day of anyone that encountered him. His sense of humor will remain legendary amongst those that knew him well. He was loved by many and many are left behind to hold his memory in their hearts.

He was preceded in death earlier this year by his partner of nearly 20 years, Daniel Blubaugh; grandparents; and nephew, Zechariah Wells.

Survivors include his son and daughter, Joshua Paul and Bethany Ann Wells (twins) of Indiana; daughter, Lynn Foreman (William) of Texas; grandchildren Taydin and Tayleon Wells and Charles Foreman; father, Allen Wayne Fields and mother Lorette Lee Fields; sister, Cheryl (Jerry) Wease; and brother, Bradley (Sharon) Fields, all of Indiana. Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews including Julia, Kelsie, Kaelie and Victor, and several more great-nieces and -nephews.

Dwayne will be committed back to the mountains to join his spouse Daniel in the spring, date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Friends of the Animal Shelter of Cocke County or complete a kind deed for someone in need of Dwayne’s spirt of helping others.

Norma Jean Spear

June 18, 1930 — Dec. 14, 2020

Norma Jean Spear was born to John and Ada (Lambdin) Stultz June 18, 1930. She married Charles Russell Spear Jan. 19, 1951.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years on Sept. 26, 1997; mother and father; sisters, June Elliott and Dorothy Hornback; and brother, Lee Stultz.

She leaves precious memories for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren including, daughter, Janet Lynn Keehn (Gary) of Paoli; son, Larry Dale Spear (Pam) of Nashville, Tennessee; granddaughters, Jessica Strauss (Jason) of Paoli, Allison Zink (Eric) of Salem, Brittany Sevenich (Alex), Kristen Kinnis (Micheal) and Rachel Hughes (Kameron), all of Nashville, Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Hudson and Krayton Strauss, Charlie Zink, Reagan Kinnis and Ainsley Hughes.

Norma Jean graduated from Paoli High School in 1948. She worked in her uncle’s restaurant (Andy’s) during high school. After 34 years she retired from Paoli Jr. Sr. High School Cafeteria and also was a seamstress for over 50 years.

She was a member of Paoli Church of Christ and taught 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday school class. She was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority and Associate Tri Kappa where she served several offices and committees.

Her life portrayed the words of Paul who spoke, “I have fought the good fight and kept the faith.”

The funeral for Norma Jean Spear will be at 11 a.m. Friday at McAdams Mortuary. Bro. Lee Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the service time at 11 a.m.

To send a condolence visit mcadamsmortuary.com

McAdams Mortuary is following CDC guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Attendance will be limited to 25 guests at a time. Guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing (6 ft). If you are showing symptoms of illness (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea) please do not attend. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sarah Gayle “Gayle” (Woolston) Woolston

Sarah Gayle “Gayle” (Woolston) Woolston, 54, of Taswell, died Monday, Dec. 14. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

December 15, 2020

Reva J. Albertson

Nov. 21, 1956 — Dec. 13, 2020

Reva J. Albertson, 64, of Bedford, passed away Dec. 13, 2020 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 21, 1956 in Bedford to Norman L. and Barbara J. (McMahan) Taylor. Reva was formerly married to Jack Albertson, and he survives. Reva was of the Pentecostal faith and a homemaker.

Surviving to cherish Reva’s memory are her daughter, Jacklyn (Denny) Hignite of Needmore; grandsons, Kaden Kruise (Morgan) Hill of Kenray Lake and Kameron Albertson of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Tatym Kresslee Hill, Tynlee Hill, Holden Hill, Clayton Douglas Shelton and Colton Shelton; her companion of 24 years, Lloyd Johnson; sisters, Connie Neeley of Bedford and Bonnie Hirtz of Bedford; brother, Jackie Taylor of Michigan; nieces, Shannon Tolson, Melanie Abalos and Crystal Bell; nephew, Nathan Taylor; and several cousins.

Reva was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; nephew, Garrett Finley; and cousin, Erika Anne Hall.

Graveside services will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Patton Hill Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Herald officiating. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

Arrangements for Reva J. Albertson have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Carol Kay Kellams

Feb. 15, 1948 — Dec. 12, 2020

Carol Kay Kellams, age 72 of Paoli, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 12th, 2020 at IU Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana.

She was born in Orange County, Indiana on February 15th, 1948 to James and Lillie (Walls) Phillips. Carol was the only daughter and grew up with seven brothers.

Carol found her purpose in life in 1983 when she met Ron Kellams. They married ten years later on October 12th, 1993.

She was preceded in death by her parents and (2) Brothers – Jerry Max Stone and Scott Phillips.

Carol was a very generous and grateful person who impacted everyone she met. She loved to have fun and make everyone laugh. She had many hobbies and interests including coffee, sunsets, living the beach life, home decorating, hosting Christmas parties, and helping others. She took great pleasure in caring for her family, including her mother, husband, brothers, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was a hard worker her whole life. She drove a school bus for Mitchell Community Schools for 16 years and the Mitchell City bus for 10 years. Once she retired, Carol spent her time taking care of her red barn on the hill.

She taught her family a lot about life and love.

Carol is survived by her Husband Ron Kellams Paoli, Indiana; (2) Daughters, Shelly (Tom) Pemberton, Bedford, Indiana, Temple Grandstaff, Paoli, Indiana; (5) Brothers, Larry (Diane) Phillips, Paoli, Indiana, Rodney Joe (Debbie) Phillips, Paoli, Indiana, Kevin (Lisa) Phillips, West Baden Springs, Indiana, Kippy (Geri) Phillips, Paoli, Indiana, Ollie (Mary Lou) Phillips, Paoli, Indiana; (4) Grandchildren, Heather (Jarret) Smith, Stephanie (Jeremy) Carmichael, Zachary Pemberton, and Camden Grandstaff; (5) Great-Grandchildren, AJ, Zoey, Haily, Ruby, and Camille; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

Janet Lee Bunch

Jan. 06, 1969 — Dec. 11, 2020

Janet Lee Bunch, 51, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born January 6, 1969, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Ira and Reasea (Manuel) White.

Janet was a member of the Mitchell Chapter of Iron Legacy Worldwide. She enjoyed taking care of her family and liked singing and dancing.

Surviving are her daughters, Lareasa (Aaron) Silverthorn of Mitchell, Tyra (Daniel) Dean of Fort Wayne; parents, Ira and Reasea White of Austin; grandchildren, Xavier, Jacob, and Blake Silverthorn; siblings, Linda Meeks of Peru, Paula (Dennis) of Patriot, Barb Laswell of Kentucky, Ira “Buddy” (Michah) White of Medora, Charlene (Chris) Dailey of Indianapolis.

Her sister, Kathy Clutter, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 17, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with Reverend Glenn Waldon officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

UV “Ginny” Tarver

Nov. 20, 1932 — Dec. 12, 2020

UV “Ginny” Tarver age 88 of Springville passed away 10:18 PM on Saturday December 12, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on November 20, 1932 in Oxford, Mississippi to Jacob and Luna (Slaughter) Watts. Ginny married Raymond Aubrey Tarver on March 30, 1956 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2018.

Ray and Ginny were the owner/ operators of the Indiana Flower Shop and Tarver’s Flower Shop in Bedford. She was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Robertson and Son-in-law, Steve Robertson of Springville, one brother, Tommy Watts of Oxford, Mississippi, two grandchildren, Jennifer Caswell of Owensburg and Joshua Smith of Bedford, great grandchildren, Lyric Smith, Reece Caswell, Ahyonna Smith, Morgan Caswell, Ayden Smith, Mason Smith, Josephine Caswell and Arayah Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters, her husband Raymond Aubrey Tarver, two grandsons, Joseph Smith and Jonathan Smith, one grandson-in-law, Travis Caswell.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday December 16, 2020, there will be no funeral services, private burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

December 14, 2020

James H. “Jim” Cornett

March 29, 1917 — Dec. 11, 2020

James H. “Jim” Cornett, 103, of Loogootee, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehab, Loogootee.

He was born on March 29, 1917, in Brodhead, Kentucky, to the late James and Elizabeth Cornett.

Jim married S. Marie Lane on Nov. 20, 1936, and she preceded him in death in November 1998.

He loved Fords, country music, playing his guitar, and spending time with family and friends. He was also known to aggravate his grandkids and enjoyed carpentry work. Jim was a longtime standing member of the Shoals Christian Church. He retired from National Gypsum on Nov. 30, 1981.

Survivors include his children, Marilyn Tow of Indianapolis, Richard (Margie) Cornett of Loogootee, Becky Truelove of Owensboro, Kentucky, Sally Burch of Shoals and Shari (James) Flippins of Santa Claus; daughter-in-law, Pamela Cornett of Plainfield; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren with one arriving soon. His sisters, Martha Jane (Eck) Gabberd of Eaton, Ohio, and Donna Roby of Vero Beach, Florida; a brother, Frank Wilmot of Eaton, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Also preceding him in death were his stepfather, Cleve Wilmot; his daughters, Betty Lou Cornett in infancy and Shirley M. Harding; sons, James L. Cornett, Roger E. Cornett and infant Randy Scott Cornett; sons-in-law, Wilson Tow and Larry Harding; along with three sisters and five brothers.

Honorary Pallbearers include his grandsons, Kory Crowder, Todd Harding, Casey Cornett, Chan Cornett, Brandon Bauernfiend, and Steve and Derek Tow.

A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Shoals Christian Church with Pastor Matt Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

A memorial service will be held in Gratis, Ohio, on Thursday prior to burial.

Final resting place will in Gratis Cemetery in Gratis, Ohio, beside his wife of 62 years and his two infant children.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Robert L. Wagner

Aug. 19, 1926 — Dec. 12, 2020

Robert L. Wagner, age 94, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington.

Born August 19, 1926 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Virgil and Oray (Seibert) Wagner. He married Ruby George on September 27, 1947 in Terre Haute and she preceded him in death on February 5, 2012.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Navy and served his country during World War II. He retired as an Ordinance Worker from NAD Crane and was a member of the Fairview Community Church.

Surviving Robert is his son, Everett Wagner and wife Susan of Bedford; a grandson, Aaron Wagner and wife Kasie of Bedford.; great grandchildren, Elijah Jacob Wagner and Savannah Elizabeth Wagner; two nephews, Noel and Donald Kerns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby; two sisters, Ilene Kerns and Bernice Kerns; a niece, Donna Isaacs; and two nephews, Ray Kerns and Larry Kerns.

Graveside services for Robert L. Wagner will be at 1pm Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Honor Guard of Gillen Post 33 of the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Robert L. Wagner to the Life Food Pantry.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the care and arrangements for Mr. Wagner.

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

Lou Ann Lindsey Pritchett

Sept. 10, 1949 — Dec. 08, 2020

Lou Ann Lindsey Pritchett, age 71, of West Baden Springs, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on December 8th, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana.

She was born in Bedford, Indiana on September 10th, 1949 to Chester “Chig” and Louise (Cantner) Lindsey.

Lou Ann married Larry Steven Pritchett on June 29th, 1968 and he preceded her in death on January 27th, 2013.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Lou Ann was a 1967 graduate of Springs Valley High School and had attended Indiana State University.

She had worked in the Guidance Office at Springs Valley High School for many years, where she helped a countless number of students in so many ways. After retirement from the school, she eventually went to work for two of her best friends in their medical office – Dr. John Collier and Sharon Collier.

Lou Ann was an adventurer. She loved being outdoors and going on adventures with her kids, and later her grandkids. She loved camping, water skiing, and of course, watching any of her kids and grandkids participate in sports or other activities. She was always up for a good debate or discussion, and almost always referred back to the Bible for where and how she formed her opinions.

She loved her family. She was so proud of her three children and eleven grandchildren, devoting her life to supporting them in everything they were in involved in. From ballgames to music recitals, showing animals in 4-H, and Academic Bowls; if she could be there to support them, she was.

Lou Ann is survived by her (2) Sons, Todd (Tina) Pritchett Greenwood, Indiana, Troy (Lindsay) Pritchett West Baden Springs, Indiana; (1) Daughter, Tara (Doug) Brown Campbellsburg, Indiana; (1) Brother, John Lindsey Lafayette, Indiana; (2) Sisters, Cheryl (Jim) Jackson Bedford, Indiana, Eva Kay (Luis) Spencer Carver, Massachusetts; (11) Grandchildren, Haley, Anna, Lauren and Ty Pritchett Greenwood, Indiana, Cade, Dane, Ashton and Keaton Pritchett West Baden Springs, Indiana, Brady, Ally and Bryce Brown Campbellsburg, Indiana; Uncle and Aunt Ben and Jan Lindsey French Lick, Indiana, and her sweet puppy Rosie Jane.

Many other wonderful nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Lou Ann will be forever cherished, and forever missed.

A Private Funeral Ceremony will be held with burial to follow at Paoli Community Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432.

Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

Jerry L. Ashley

Dec. 08, 1956 — Dec. 11, 2020

Jerry L. Ashley, 64, Orleans, passed away at 3:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1956, in Salem, the son of Ezra Carroll and Rose Ellen (Brewer) Ashley. He married Maxine Ashley and she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2016.

He graduated from Orleans High School, Class of 1975. He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. He worked for over 25 years at U.S. Gypsum.

He is survived by one son, Jeremy (Holly) Ashley of Paoli; one stepson, William (Jennifer) Jones of Mitchell; one stepdaughter, Tiffany Ann Jones of Bedford; one sister, Linda Combs of Bedford; and six grandchildren, Wyatt, Payton, Charlee, Maverick, Kirkland and Tripp.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Steve Jones officiating.

Memorial contributions to Paoli High School athletic booster club.

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

Louise (Marshall) Stephan

Louise (Marshall) Stephan, 90, of Campbellsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 10. A private service is scheduled. Service will be available at 11 a.m. Monday, and after, on Weathers Funeral Home Facebook page. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

December 13, 2020

Derrike M. Barksdale

Nov. 05, 1996 — Dec. 10, 2020

Derrike M. Barksdale, 24, of Bedford, passed away on December 10, 2020.

Born November 5, 1996, in Bedford, he was the son of Troy and Stacey (Stogdill) Barksdale. He was formerly employed with WF Meyers. He was a member of the UAW Local 440.

Survivors include his parents, Troy and Stacey Barksdale of Oolitic; one daughter, Ambriel Barksdale; one sister, Troi Dawn Stith and husband John of Bedford; grandparents, Mike and Faye Chestnut of Oolitic, and Jerry and Faye Barksdale of Bedford; and one nephew Oliver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, December 15th at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Marlin Seldeen “Cappy” Miller

Dec. 30, 1938 — Dec. 12, 2020

Marlin Seldeen “Cappy” Miller, 81, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:10pm at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 30, 1938, he was the son of Sylvan C. and Laerina E. (Sons) Miller. He married Peggy Bradford on December 3, 1960 at the Bedford First Church of God, and she survives.

Marlin began his career in welding and layout at Bedford Miscellaneous Iron and Steel and continued his work at Sigma Steel in Bedford before becoming disabled. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Marlin Seldeen Miller include his wife, Peggy; his sons, Mathew (Sonya) Miller and Curtis (Erica) Miller, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) York, Craig (Hannah) Miller, Tyler Sanders, Hailey Miller and Cameron Miller; four great grandchildren; and brothers Joe Wray of Bloomington and Jerry Wray of Texas.

Marlin was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvan C Miller and Laerina E. Miller; his daughter, Deetra Diane Miller; brothers, Mike Miller and Robert “Bobby” Miller; and sisters Monna (Barkman) Main and Anenna (Barkman) Adams.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 1pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Brother Don Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ferguson-Lee Chapel from 11am until the hour of the service.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Marlin Miller.

Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.FergusonLee.com

December 12, 2020

Robert G. Lintz

July 31, 1941 — Dec. 09, 2020

Robert G. Lintz age 79 of Orleans passed away on Wednesday December 9, 2020 at 9:25 AM at IU Health in Paoli.

He was born in Lawrence County on July 31, 1941 to Charles Emerson Lintz and Ada Jane (Johnson) Lintz. He was a carpenter and construction owner of Lintz Brothers Construction, he also owned B & M Apartments and B & B Doors and previously owned Lintz Mini-Mart. Robert married Diana Walton on January 1, 2010 and she survives. He attended the Oolitic Church of Christ