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Obituaries — December 2022

Dec. 30, 2022

Dwight G. Patton

June 20, 1961 — Dec. 27, 2022

Dwight G. Patton, 61, of Norman, passed away at 8:13 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 20, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Roger G. and Marilyn S. (Hilderbrand) Patton. He was a sawyer at Blackwell Limestone.

Survivors include his companion, Vickie L. Johnson, of Oolitic; children, Brandy Weddle “Matt”, of Bedford, Joshua J. Patton “Megan”, of Greenfield, Justin L. Patton, of Bedford, Tiffany G. Patton, of Norman; a bonus child, Dietrich Watson, of Oolitic; grandchildren, Ronnie, Lizzie, and Scottie Walls, Wyatt, Connor, Zoey, and Ayden Patton, Whylee Weddle; two brothers, Kevin Patton and Kenny Patton “Dawn”; a sister, Sharon Saundres “Scott”.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bowlen officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Norman. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Lisa Marie Sipes

June 14, 1966 — Dec. 27, 2022

Lisa Marie Sipes, 56, of Bedford, passed away at 5:46 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at her residence.

Born June 14, 1966, she was the daughter of Jack and Nancy (Temple) Anderson. She married Tim Sipes on May 26, 2006, and he survives.

She was a painter and house cleaner. She was the creator of Indiana’s Missing and Unsolved Cases.

Survivors include her husband, Tim, of Bedford; her father, Jack Anderson, of Spencer; her mother, Nancy Anderson, of Bloomington; six children, Timmy Bell and Tiffany Bell, both Bloomington; Eric Bell, Christina Bell, Casie Sipes, and Lacie Sipes, all of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Jay Anderson (Christie), of Bloomington; two sisters, Sharon Kersten, of Bloomington and Crystal Anderson, of Spencer.

She waws preceded in death by a brother, Billy Anderson.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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


Robert Dean Lipscomb

Dec. 21, 1966 — Dec. 27, 2022

Robert Dean Lipscomb, 56, of Heltonville, passed away at 10:20 am on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born December 21, 1966, in Bedford, he was the son of David and Phyllis (Overly) Lipscomb. He was a mechanic for Mikels’ Service. He was a car enthusiast, loved Wheel Horse Tractors, and was a collector of all things. A simple man, he loved his family and the simple things in life.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Lipscomb, Seth Lipscomb and wife, Brooke, all of Heltonville, Ethan Lipscomb and fiancé, Kaitlyn, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Aiden, Jackson, Addisyn, Trevor, and Cora; his father, David Lipscomb and wife, Kay, of Heltonville; a brother, Brian Lipscomb, of Seymour; the mother of his boys, Jackie Lipscomb. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

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


William “Bill” Charles Crane

Sept. 05, 1934 — Dec. 29, 2022

William “Bill” Charles Crane, 88, of Bedford, passed away on December 29, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born on September 5, 1934, he was the son of Audrey and Hazel (Hughes) Crane. He married Dolores Cobb on June 7, 1953, and she preceded him in death on December 23, 2020.

Bill attended Williams High School. He retired from the City of Bedford Fire Department in 1979 and retired from Bill’s Roofing in 1990. He loved Bobby Knight, IU Basketball, and fishing.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Bill are three daughters, Cheryl Norman, Terri (Doug) Ritchison, and Michelle (Bill) Ragsdale; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; lifelong friend, Dan Bush; two sisters, Euretta Griggs and Cathy (Phil) Jenner; and one brother, Robert (Lynn) Crane.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Audrey and Hazel; wife, Delores; one brother, John Crane; two sisters, Alta Fields and Rebecca McCullough; one great-grandson, Johnny; and a son-in-law, Scott Norman.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at the Ferguson-lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow at the Talbott Cemetery. Visitation will be form 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday, January 2, 2023, also at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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


Dec. 28, 2022


Robert E. Mullen

March 01, 1959 — Dec. 23, 2022

Robert E. Mullen, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 7:28am, on Friday, December 23, 2022, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 1, 1959, in Dayton, OH, he was the son of James and Ruth (Bell) Mullen.

Robert was a computer scientist and an IT specialist. He loved geology, the outdoors, camping, wood working, and making wine. He enjoyed playing the blues on guitar.

Survivors include his four children, John D. Mullen and wife Jacquelyn of Lovettsville, VA, Rachel Mullen of Bedford, Michelle Mullen of Bedford, Bethany Meadows of Monrovia, IN; two grandchildren, Aaliyah and Adelaide Mullen; two sisters, Susan Reid of Ohio, and Connie McCammon of TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ryan Mullen, and one brother, Jim Mullen.

Cremation has been chosen. A celebration of life will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 30th at Butler Vineyard.

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


Arva “Charlene” Lewis

April 23, 1926 — Dec. 22, 2022

Arva “Charlene” Lewis, 96, left this world on December 22, 2022. She was of Christian faith.

Charlene was born in Burns City, IN on April 23, 1926, to John David and Ora Violet (Callahan) Walls.

She was the youngest and last surviving of ten children. Her family moved to Bedford when she was a young child and that is where she attended school.

Charlene married Robert D. Lewis on October 18, 1946. They were married for 36 years. He passed in 1997.

Preceding Charlene in death were her parents, husband, siblings and a son, Richard W. Lewis. She is survived by two daughters, Shelia (Stu) Hudson of Bedford and Donna (Ted) Miller of Paoli, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her wishes to be cremated will be honored. There will be a memorial service on or about what would have been her 97th birthday in April 2023.

The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Charlene.

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


Paul James “Jim” Eggers

July 22, 1945 — Dec. 23, 2022

Paul James “Jim” Eggers, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022.

Born on July 22, 1945, he was the son of Paul J. Eggers Jr. and Carolyn (Staggs) Eggers. He married Virginia “Ginny” Ratliff on March 31, 1965, and she survives.

Jim was a retired Military Veteran serving 4 years in the US Navy, 16 years in the US Army and 30 years of civil service at NWSC Crane. He served during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. He was a 33rd degree mason and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Surviving Jim is his wife, Ginny; three brothers; two sisters; a son-in-law, Marvin Jones; special family members, Eric (Mary) Ratliff and Thairon Ratliff; and special cousins, Marie Lessig and Kenny E. (Peggy) Ratliff.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jayma Jones; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jim Abott; mother and father-in-law, Catherine and Bob Ratliff.

Private funeral services will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Brother David Sheldon officiating. Military Honors will be according by Gillen Post #33 of the American Legion Honor Guard. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in the Chapel of Peace.

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


Rosendo “Rock” Escobedo

May 21, 1957 — Dec. 24, 2022

Rosendo “Rock” Escobedo, 65, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born on May 21, 1957 in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of Jose J. Escobedo and Gloria H. (Herrada) Shepherd. He married Karlynn Curren on December 23, 2017 and she survives.

Rock attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and graduated with the class of 1976. He was of Catholic Faith and retired from Bloomington Transit.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Rock is his wife, Karlynn; one daughter, Sarah Roach; two grandchildren, Austin and Avery Roach; four brothers, Joe Escobedo Jr. and wife, Irma, Ricardo Escobedo and wife, Lollie, Carlos Escobedo and wife, Kathy, and Robert Johnson and wife, Darlene; two sisters, Diana Nicholson and husband, Barney, and Debbie Myers and husband, Lanny; and several nieces and nephews.

Rock was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Gloria; and one sister, Maria Cavazos.

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

The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Rock.

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


Terry Scott Ross Sr.

March 05, 1965 — Dec. 25, 2022

Terry Scott Ross Sr., 57, of Bedford, passed away on December 25, 2022.

Born on March 5, 1965, he was the son of Jerry Ross Sr. and Charlotte (Riggle) Ross.

Terry was a lifelong mechanic. Aside from working on cars, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Terry are his four sons, Terry Scott (Kayla) Ross Jr., Jerry Andrew (Tanna) Ross, Braiden Ross, and Jacob Ross; three grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Ross Jr.; and one sister, Vicky (Dan) Bridges.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Charlotte; and one niece, Niki Bridges.

Cremation was chosen with burial to follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Terry.

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


Daniel Curtis Tincher

Oct. 08, 1936 — Dec. 27, 2022

Daniel Curtis Tincher, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born October 8, 1936, in Bryantsville, he was the son of Curtis and Iva (Chapman) Tincher. He married Kathy Ann Pichler on May 22, 1959 and she survives.

Dan was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He graduated from Huron High School and was member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and Hillcrest Christian Church. Dan grew up in the Bryantsville Church of Christ and liked to hunt and watch IU Basketball. He loved being with his grandsons, especially riding four wheelers and teaching them how to hunt.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Tincher of Mitchell; daughter, Melissa Gayle (Michael) Lowder of Brownsburg; grandsons, Stephen (Beatrice) Lowder of Newburgh and Jonathan Lowder of Terre Haute; siblings, Doris Sheeks of Mitchell and Gerry Tincher of Mitchell; and sisters-in-law, Marlene Tincher of Mitchell and Marlene Pichler of Germany.

His parents; siblings, Mae Lou Howard, Roy D. Tincher, and Phillip Tincher; and sister-in-law, Martha Tincher, preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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


Dec. 27, 2022


Randy Cheatham

Sept. 08, 1961 — Dec. 23, 2022

Randy Cheatham age 61 of Bedford passed away at his residence on Friday December 23, 2022.

He was born in Houston, Texas on September 8, 1961 to Columbus Huggins and Martha Jean (Best) Huggins.

Randy worked in his father’s plumbing business and was a welder at Radio Graphics.

Survivors include two children, Bryan Noel Cheatham of Crockett, Texas and Kellie Renae Cheatham of Crockett, Texas, one sister, Angie Huggins of Bedford, two brothers, Billy Wayne Hensarling of Texas and Jeffrey Demarcus Cheatham of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.


Sondra L. Johnson

May 05, 1934 — Dec. 26, 2022

Sondra L. Johnson, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022, at her residence.

Born May 5, 1934, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Harley and Mabel (James) Ray. She married Edward McSoley in 1963 and he preceded her in death in 1993. She later married Lester Johnson in 1995 and he died in 2008.

She retired from RCA where she had worked in quality control and was a member of the Donica Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Melanie Rainey (Lowell) and Karen Fair, all of Bedford; a son, Mike Sowder (Kim), of Oklahoma, City, OK; a step-daughter, Kathy Pearson (Stephen) of NC; grandchildren, Jason Sowder (Kate), Logan Fair (Scarlett), Joshua Sowder (Christa), Jacob Sowder (Alisa), Brian Rainey (Brian Land), and Samual Rainey; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two sisters, Joan Starr and Sharon Cooper; a brother, Harley Ray, Jr. (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Jason Walsh and Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Jerry Lee Box

Oct. 31, 1950 — Dec. 25, 2022

Jerry Lee Box, 72, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born October 31, 1950, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Winford Perry and Valorie (Hardin) Box.

Jerry loved holidays when the family would gather to eat. He also enjoyed watching tv.

Survivors include his siblings, Jackie Box of Mitchell, Charles David Box of Mitchell, Lois Marie (Floyd) Graves of Mitchell, and Mary Stevens of Mitchell. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His parents and siblings Betty Sue Schultz and Chester L. Box preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Roger Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Helen Louise Parker

Dec. 21, 1939 — Dec. 26, 2022

Helen Louise Parker, 83, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022, at her residence.

Born December 21, 1939, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Willie E. “Bill” and Virginia Iona (Lane) Robbins. Helen married Clarence William Parker, June 18, 1960 and he preceded her in death September 17, 2001.

Helen worked for ASI Security and retired from Carpenter Body Works as security. She loved Elvis and enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” (Shawn) Daughrity of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Audrey Wilkerson, Michael Parker, Tony Kidd, Crystal Arthur, and Joey Kidd.

Her husband; parents; son, Michael Parker; and siblings, Billy Joe Robbins and Rosa Marie Wadkins preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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


Dec. 22, 2022


Ronald M. Green

Sept. 28, 1932 — Dec. 21, 2022

Ronald M. Green of Williams, Indiana passed away peacefully Wednesday December 21, 2022.

Ronald was born September 28, 1932, a lifelong resident of Michigan and Indiana.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (DTE). He was an avid mechanic and carpenter; he enjoyed reading, fishing and auto racing.

Survivors are 5 children, Margaret Bommarito (Vince), Kathleen Klimek, John Green (Tonya), Joseph Green (Stacie) and James Green. Six grandchildren: Jason, Jack, Jonathan, Samantha, Michael, Jessica and two great grandchildren, Reaha and Aubrey.

A private family service and celebration of life will be held on a future date.

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


Dec. 21, 2022


Raymond G. Graves

May 04, 1937 — Dec. 19, 2022

Raymond G. Graves, 85, of Springville, passed away on Monday December 19, 2022 at 1:57 p.m. at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on May 4, 1937 to John and Amelia (Sides) Graves. Raymond married Debra P. Graves in 1980 and she preceded him in death on May 21, 2022.

Raymond retired from the United States Marine Corps, he also retired from NWSC Crane. Raymond attended the East Oolitic Community Church

He is survived by his children, Amelia Svava Graves of Memphis, Tennessee, Katrin Sigrun Graves of Bedford, Raymond Daniel Graves of Seattle, Washington and John Eric Graves of Plainfield, five grandchildren, Joshua Glenn Woods of Bedford, Cathy Jo Woods of Bedford, Christopher Ray Dearner of Bedford, Emily Svava Graves of Plainfield and Rachel Elizabeth Graves of Plainfield, one sister, Patcha Graves of Wisconsin and one brother, Daniel Lee Graves of Greensburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.


Betty Jean Sturgeon

Aug. 14, 1934 — Dec. 20, 2022

Betty Jean Sturgeon, 88, of Greene Co., passed away at 12:05 pm, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at her residence.

Born August 14, 1934, in Monroe Co., she was the daughter of Theodore and Ethel (Bagwell) Wampler. She was a member of the Bloomington Board of Realtors and a realtor in Bloomington for over thirty years.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Sturgeon and wife, Annette, of Bloomington and Dan Sturgeon and wife, Elizabeth, of Bedford; grandkids, Daniel, Dustin, Lucas, Bradley, and Rob; four great-grandkids; four brothers, Eugene, William, John, and Mike Wampler; two sisters, Virginia Stiffler and Darlene Clark; her long-time companion, Preston Lashbrook. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Brad Sturgeon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bill Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in the Greene County Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Bryar Laws

March 29, 2001 — Dec. 17, 2022

Bryar Laws, 21, of Springville, passed away at IU Health in Bloomington on Saturday December 17, 2022.

He was born in Bell County, Kentucky on March 29, 2001 to Scottie Laws and April (Johnson) May.

Bryar was an Apprentice Electrician at Wilkinson Electric in Bedford.

Survivors include his father, Scottie Laws of Harrogate, Tennessee, his mother, April Johnson-May of Bedford, three brothers, Traven Laws of Flint, Michigan, Haven Laws of Bedford and Riley Laws of Harrogate, Tennessee, two sisters, Emily Laws of Harrogate, Tennessee and Olivia Laws of Harrogate, Tennessee, grandparents, Danny and Ruby Laws of Harrogate, Tennessee, his fiancé’ Tayler Rasor of Springville

Visitation will be held on Thursday December 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, burial will be on 1:00 p.m. on Friday December 23, 2022 at Greer-Love Cemetery in New Tazwell, Tennessee.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.


Ruby Jean Sage

Jan. 27, 1936 — Dec. 20, 2022

Ruby Jean Sage, 86, formerly of Paoli, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 27, 1936, in Blackwater, Virginia, she was the daughter of Emmett and Inez (Johnson) Collingsworth. Ruby married Charles Edward Sage and he preceded her in death June 8, 2008.

Ruby was of the Pentecostal faith. She had an infectious laugh and loved all animals; especially cardinals and hummingbirds. She grew up on the family farm and enjoyed gardening and farm life. Ruby was a caregiver to two dear friends and her family.

Surviving are her children, Wilma (David Kent) Sage of Mitchell, Norma Sage of Bloomington, and Stanley (Ramona) Sage of Mitchell; grandchildren, Tarah Sage and Tricia Sage; great-grandchildren, Adrielle, Drew, and Kiel; and siblings, Rev. Gerald (Vida) Collingsworth of Ohio, David Collingsworth of Indianapolis, Kee Collingsworth of Mitchell, Bobbie (Maurice) Buechler of Mitchell, Jerline Tuell, and Mary (Dwight) Kinder of Arizona;

Her parents; husband; daughter, Cathy Sage; grandson, Marine Cpl Andrew Sage; siblings, James Collingsworth, C.J. Collingsworth, Don Collingsworth, Georgia Flick, SP4 Delmo Collingsworth, and Betty Sellers; and brother-in-law Tom Sellers, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Chaplain David Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Special thanks goes to the Cambridge Square neighbors and management who have been so kind during her illness, Chaplain David Hayes and Southern Care Hospice, Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Living Well Home Care, and Hoosier Uplands for the wonderful care and kindness she received during this time.

Casual attire and jeans are welcomed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Orange County Cancer Patient Services in memory of Charles Sage whom Ruby lost to colon cancer.

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


Dec. 20, 2022


Kevin Arthur Lewis

March 10, 1959 — Dec. 19, 2022

Kevin Arthur Lewis, 63, of Bedford, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Born March 10, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Bob and Frances (Garrison) Lewis.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and Indiana University. He worked for thirty-five years as an educational psychologist. Kevin loved family get-togethers and enjoyed I.U. basketball. He attended the Bedford First Church of God. He loved the Lord and his church family. His walk with the Lord brought him his greatest joy. Kevin was so loved by his family. He truly enjoyed his niece and nephews and loved hearing about their lives. He led by example and his family members learned so many important lessons from him through the years.

Very close to Kevin was his sister, Darlene Parker, of Bedford. Also surviving are his niece and nephews, Allen (Molli) Parker, of Beech Grove, Jo Ellen (Sam) Holland, of Bedford, and Brett Parker, of Bedford; great-nieces and nephews, Ali Parker, Hayden Parker, Sammy Holland, Jack Parker, Kolton Parker, Jay Holland, Kasen Parker, and Mallory Holland; great-great-niece and nephews, Hunter, Russell, and Ruby.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Dan Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 pm until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Dec. 19, 2022


William E. “Bill” Reynolds

May 07, 1926 — Dec. 17, 2022

William E. “Bill” Reynolds, 96, of Bedford died on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Mitchell Manor.

Born May 7, 1926, in Lawrence County he was the son of Charles and Iva (Srygler) Reynolds. He married Patricia M. Johnson on December 23, 1947, and she preceded him in death on July 4, 2010.

He retired in 1985 from NSWC Crane as Supervisor in the Transportation Department. Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran serving as a Signalman, Second Class during WWII Pacific Theater. He was a longtime member of the Bedford Baptist Temple where he helped construct the missionary building and countless other projects in the church.

Survivors include two daughter-in-laws, Bonita Reynolds, and Suzie Reynolds; 13 grandchildren: Rusty Webb, Fina Bartlett and husband Matt, Franco Webb, Jay Webb, Benjamin Webb and wife Holly, Andrew Webb, Elisha Reynolds, Jari Reynolds, Ashley Reynolds-Raines and husband Michael, Jon Reynolds and wife Kim, Jeff Reynolds and wife Danielle, Dustin Allen, Kip Allen and wife Amy, and Wil Allen; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two daughters: Janie Webb, and Rebecca Webb; four sons, Randy “R.J.” Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds, William Reynolds II, and Auburn Reynolds; two brothers, Robert Reynolds, and Charles Reynolds; two sisters, Frances Darcius and Mary Jane Coulter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 21st, 2022, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Family and friends may make contributions to the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Bill’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mitchell Manor staff and Southern Care Hospice for the care they provided.

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


Lucille M. (Beedie) Pearson

July 30, 1934 — Dec. 17, 2022

Lucille M. (Beedie) Pearson, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 10:50am on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born on July 30, 1934, she was the daughter of Max and Olive Beedie. She first married Morris Luttrell, then Pete Pearson. They both preceded her in death.

Lucille previously worked at RCA and retired from Visteon. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. Lucille enjoyed playing bingo, fishing and camping, playing cards, gardening and canning vegetables as well as going to church. She loved cooking meals for her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving Lucille are her sons, Jon Luttrell and his wife Terry of Bedford, and Kevin Luttrell of Bedford; grandchildren, Jamie Chastain, Terry Keith, Clayton Luttrell, Stacie Dixon-Way, Jason Luttrell, Diana Luttrell, Elisha Huddleston, Crystal Marquez and Shandra Luttrell; 25 great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Morris Luttrell and Pete Pearson; three sons, Terry Luttrell, Greg Luttrell and Doug Luttrell; daughter, Cathy VanMeter; grandchildren, Kelly VanMeter and Eric Luttrell; two brothers, Clyde Beedie and Gerald Beedie; and one sister, Rosie Stiles.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 11:00am at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Deacon Dave Reising and Fr. Jegan Peter officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:15pm.

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


Brian Keith Busick

Feb. 14, 1969 — Dec. 15, 2022

Brian Keith Busick, 53, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

Born February 14, 1969, in Bedford, he was the son of Larry Keith and Peggy Joyce (George) Busick.

Brian was a 1988 graduate of Mitchell High School and received his associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Jeffersonville. He loved to read his bible and used to enjoy working on cars.

Survivors include his mother, Peggy Busick of Mitchell; brother, Gregory Scott Busick of Mitchell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His father preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.


Lana Sue Chenault

Aug. 25, 1941 — Dec. 16, 2022

Lana Sue Chenault, 81 of Bedford passed away on December 16, 2022 at 5:06 p.m. at IU Hospice House.

She was born in Bedford on August 25, 1941 to Clovis Rogers and Thelma J. Rogers Glasgow. Lana retired from housekeeping at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Survivors include her children, Jennifer Chenault of Bloomington, Debbie Ramsey of Bloomington and Kenny Chenault of Bloomington, four grandchildren, Natasha Hains, Jeffrey Guthrie, Kayla Wigley and Levi Chenault, her grand dog, Madison, two sisters, Linda Tumey of Bedford and Carolyn Beal of Bloomington.

Lana was preceded in death by her parents, two children in infancy, Brian Chenault and Cathy Chenault, two sisters, Connie Mathis and Eldena Lagle, two brothers, Kenny Rogers and James Rogers.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 21, 2022 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cremation will follow with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 21, 2022 from 12:00 Noon until service time at 2:00 p.m.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.


Dec. 16, 2022


Terry Lee Davis

Feb. 12, 1950 — Dec. 15, 2022

Terry Lee Davis, 72, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 12, 1950, he was the son of Esmond and Marie (Shipley) Davis. He married Marcheta Merida on January 29, 1977, and she survives. He was a computer technician for Word Star and owner of grocery store and gun shop businesses.

Survivors include his wife, Marcheta, of Bloomington; a son, Christopher (Lindsay) Davis, of Mooresville; a step-grandchild, Gracie Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Bryan Davis.

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


Voy Gilbert

July 25, 1933 — Dec. 15, 2022

Voy Gilbert, 89, of Oolitic, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, December 15th at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 25, 1933 in London, KY, he was the son of Wallis and Delia (Gilbert). He married Phyllis Pace and she preceded him in death on September 13, 2011, after 59 years of marriage.

He was a veteran, serving in the United States Air Force. He retired from General Motors. Voy’s passion was working in the garage, especially on John Deere lawn mowers. He greatly loved and enjoyed his family.

Survivors include his son, Michael Gilbert (Sheila); daughter, Teresa Boshears (Joe); grandchildren, Johnny Mike Gilbert (Lora), Jared Gilbert (Melissa), Justin Gilbert (Ricel), Jeremy Gilbert (Hilary), Jacey Anderson (Gavin), Jordan Boshears (Jamie), and Rhen Boshears; great-grandchildren, Abby Vance (Jared), Isaak, Izabel, Carson, Owen, Lola, Jerett, Jaden, Alleigh, Jax, Jet, and Rheyna Gilbert, Jantz Anderson, Claire Boshears; great great-grandchildren, Vera and Grayson Vance; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; sons, Larry E. and Brian K. Gilbert; four sisters, Mandy Cole Stewart, Glennie Sutton, Ruth Pace, and one in infancy; six brothers, Stanley, Beachel, Burchel, Kenneth and James Gilbert and one in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Becky’s Place and White River Humane Society. A special thanks to all Stonebridge nurses and staff.


Dec. 15, 2022


Bonnie Marie Cook

Sept. 18, 1935 — Dec. 14, 2022

Bonnie Marie Cook, 87, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born September 18, 1935, in Eubank, Kentucky, she was the daughter of James Marcus and Aggie Mae (Wilson) Elliott. She married Henry Oscar Cook on June 28, 1961 and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2013.

Bonnie was a homemaker and volunteered at Charity Chapel for several years. She was a 1953 graduate of Mitchell High School. Bonnie was a Christian that loved her family and lived her life for God.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebekah “Becky” (Brian) Tolbert of Williams; granddaughter, Whitley Nicole (Tyler) Bostock of Williams; and great grandson, Hudson Bostock.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, James Elliott, Jack Elliott, Glenn Elliott, and Edna McQueen preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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


Martha Ann Gallion

Dec. 16, 1933 — Dec. 12, 2022

Martha Ann Gallion, 88, of Orleans, passed away at 6:44 PM on December 12, 2022 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born December 16, 1933 in Salem, IN, the daughter of Bernard and Mabel (Maudlin) White.

She married Robert “Bob” Gallion in 1952 and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1988.

She was a member of Smedley Church of Christ. She owned and operated Orleans Coffee Shop and she graduated from Campbellsburg High School.

She is survived by one son, Norman (Donna) Gallion of Orleans; one daughter, Bethel Ball of Orleans; four grandchildren, Mandy, Crissy, Jeremy and Brooke; six great grandchildren and one brother, Roger White of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law and three brothers, Robert, Russell and Phillip White.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Smedley Church of Christ Cemetery, Salem, Indiana.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00 pm to service time.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net


Dec. 14, 2022


Donald J. Peckinpaugh

Aug. 26, 1942 — Dec. 13, 2022

Donald J. Peckinpaugh, 80, of Bedford, died at 4:49 a.m. Tuesday, December 13th, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born August 26, 1942, in Anderson, Indiana, Donald was the son of Frederick L. and Juanita R. (Edwards) Peckinpaugh.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from January 1962, until his retirement, in May 1983. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded several medals, during his time, in the military. Donald and Carole Ann Upton Bigelow were married, for 37 years. He was survived by six children: Donald J. Peckinpaugh, Jr., of Washington, Frederick R. Peckinpaugh, of Arizona, Tanya Peckinpaugh Campbell (Jerry), of Washington, Timothy C. Bigelow, Sr. (Tanya), of Louisiana, Teresa Bigelow Mathena (Mark), of Virginia, Christopher V. Bigelow (Michelle), of Indiana, and 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, along with his and Carole’s dear friends, Jeff and Joann Padgett, of Indiana.

Donald was preceded by his wife and parents. He will be buried next to them, at Rose Hill Cemetery, in Bloomington, Indiana, at a later date.

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


Geneva Shelton

March 05, 1930 — Dec. 13, 2022

Geneva Shelton, 92, of Bloomington, passed away at 8:42 am on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at The Springs in Mooresville, IN.

Born March 5, 1930, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Ben and Hazel (Chaney) Shelton. She had been an assembly line worker at RCA in Bloomington and a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Shelton, of West Palm Beach, FL and Jane Reese, of Martinsville; grandson, Alan R. Shelton and wife, Dusty, of CO, a great-granddaughter, Kylie Grubbs and fiancé, Ethan, of CO; a great-grandson, A. J. Shelton and fiancé, Jessica, of Mitchell; great-granddaughter, Jessica Tiara Shelton, of CO; great-great-grandchildren, Zeke, Riley, Emberly, Juniper, Phoenix, Grayson, Emberlynn, and Konnor; a brother, Orville Shelton, NC; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Nancy Darlene Dorris; siblings, Ilena Fern Chapman, Louise Johnson, Regina Chase, Wanda Martin, Gerald Shelton, James Shelton, and Frances Tarrants.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Bass Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Crystal Rosette Bragg

April 19, 1973 — Dec. 12, 2022

Crystal Rosette Bragg, 49, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022, at her residence.

Born April 19, 1973, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Larry C. Bragg and Linda Ellen (Miller) Pridemore.

Crystal was a 1991 graduate of Mitchell High School. She worked as an LPN at Mitchell Manor and Garden Villa. Crystal enjoyed antiquing and going on adventures with her friends. She was a dog mom to Daisy and Elmo. She was a mother to many in different difficult seasons of their lives and she freely opened her home, finances, and heart to give and love greatly like a mother does.

Surviving are her sisters, Marcy (Carlos) Wright of Morgantown, Alicia (David) Knowles of Norman, and Renee (Chris Evans) Meier of Campbellsburg; nieces and nephews, Lindsay Umphress, Haley (Austin Ghoston) Umphress, Brian Umphress, Hannah Wright, Olivia Wright, Luke Wright, Caitlyn Knowles, Wynn (Amanda) Knowles, and Garrett Meier; great-nieces and nephews, Alek, Camilla, Cali, Carlie, Weston, Isabelle, and Isaiah; and special friends, Teresa (Jeremy) Ashabraner, Kathy Hall, and Pushpa Patel.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Cremation to follow.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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


Jayma L. (Eggers) Jones

April 16, 1976 — Dec. 12, 2022

Jayma L. (Eggers) Jones, 46, of Mitchell, IN, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022 at IU Health Methodist Trauma Unit in Indianapolis.

Born on April 16, 1976, in Fort Gordon, GA, she was the daughter of Paul “Jim” and Virginia “Ginny” (Ratliff) Eggers. She married Marvin Jones, and he survives.

Jayma attended Mitchell High School and graduated with the class of 1994. She worked at NSWC Crane for 22 years. She was a member of the Mitchell First Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and animals.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Jayma is her husband, Marvin; parents, Jim and Ginny; cousins, Eric Ratliff, Thairon Ratliff, and Marie Lessig, as well as their families; several other cousins; grandparents, Robert and Catherine Ratliff; and a special aunt, Carol (Jim) Abbott.

Private funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens at the Chapel of Peace. Memorial Contributions in memory of Jayma may be made to the White River Humane Society.

The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Jayma L. (Eggers) Jones.

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


Dec. 13, 2022


Christopher D. Banks

May 09, 1974 — Dec. 12, 2022

Christopher D. Banks, of Springville, entered into eternal life on Monday, December 12, 2022, at home surrounded by his wife and kids.

Born May 9, 1974, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Danny and Karen (Lealos) Banks.

Chris loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, camping, and buggy rides. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, and granddaughter. He married his high school sweetheart, Amy Butler on March 18, 1995, and she survives. Together they had three beautiful children, Levi Banks (Emma), of Bedford, Abbigail Meadway (Brandon), of Avoca, and Breana Heidenreich (Douglas), of Mason, OH. They also have one granddaughter, Isabelle Marie, all surviving.

Also surviving are his parents, Danny and Karen Banks, of Springville; two younger brothers, Andrew Banks (Stephanie), of Bedford and Brandon Banks (Katie), of Springville; nieces, Averey and Brooklyn Banks; nephews, Logan Banks, Lucas Banks, and Drew Shields; in-laws, Joe and Dana Butler; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Helen Banks and Mary Lealos; an aunt, Pat Peters; an uncle, Jerry Banks.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, December 16th and from 8:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, December 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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


Vivian J. Miller

April 16, 1940 — Dec. 12, 2022

Vivian J. Miller, 82, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022, at her residence.

Born April 16, 1940, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Clyde E. and Ruth B. (Callahan) Beasley.

She retired from Visteon in 2002. She was a member of the Dive Christian Church and enjoyed her Pomeranian, Lacy.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Miller, Jr. and wife, Cora, of Williams and Michael W. Miller and wife, Terri, of Bedford; a daughter, Tammy L. Thompson and husband, Mike, of Bedford; four grandsons, Raymond Miller, of San Antonio, TX, Brandon Miller and Brian Miller, both of Bedford, and Jonathan Miller, of Williams; a granddaughter, Julia J. Shultz; two sisters, Myra Turner and husband, Lucky, of Bedford and JoAnn Hensley of Salem; a brother, Charles E. Beasley and wife, Carolyn, of Martinsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Teresa K. Miller and a sister, Lou Etta Dalton.

Per her wishes, no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dive Christian Church.

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


Warren T. (Ted) Hobson, II

July 17, 1949 — Nov. 29, 2022

Warren T. (Ted) Hobson, II, 73, of Mooresville, IN, passed away on November 29, 2022, at Community Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 17, 1949, in Bedford, he was the son of Warren T. and Mildred (Fish) Hobson.

He retired as a Project Engineer/Supervisor for VS Engineering. Ted was a member of the Moose Lodge in Richwood, VA, Masonic Lodge F & AM, in Medora, IN Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis. Ted enjoyed telling stories about his work and his pet pig, Piggy.

Survivors include his brothers, John (Linda) Hobson, of Burleson, TX, Gary (Kathy) Hobson, of Carlsbad, CA, and Bill (Matina) Hobson, of Mitchell, IN; nieces, Tara (Michael) Roach, of Mitchell, IN, Kristin (Jason Ritchey) Hobson, of Bloomington, IN, Amber Hobson, of Bloomington, IN, and Kimberly (Josh) Haught, of Lignum, VA; several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Friday. Masonic services will be conducted.

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


Jill Kristen True

May 11, 1969 — Dec. 10, 2022

Jill Kristen True, 53, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022, at her residence.

Born May 11, 1969, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Larry Byron Allen and Marianne (Lemen) Eversole.

Jill was a 1986 graduate of Mitchell High School. She worked at Catalent, Inc. as a formulation technician. Jill enjoyed going to the beach and the mountains. She was a very hard worker. Jill loved her family fiercely and was very loyal to her friends.

Surviving are her children, Devan Elaine (Brad) True of Bedford and Christian Alan (Chloe) True of Bedford; grandchild, Collyns True; siblings, Susan (Mike) Ray of Mitchell, Sharon (Matt) Minton of Indianapolis, Betsy (Jason) Johnson of Brasher Falls, New York, Elizabeth (Michael) Wolfe of Greenwood, and John (Kathy) Eversole of Plano, Texas; mother, Marianne Eversole of Greenwood; and several nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Her father and step-father, James Wallace Eversole, preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bishop Roger White officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.


Margie Geneva Smith Delaney

Jan. 18, 1927 — Dec. 12, 2022

Margie Geneva Smith Delaney, 95, entered into eternal peace on Monday, December 12, 2022.

Margie was born on January 18, 1927, a daughter of the late James and Opal Smith, in Holly Springs, Arkansas. She later moved to West Monroe, Louisiana, where she attended the Ouachita Parish High School in Monroe, Louisiana. During World War II her family moved to California, where she met and married Elmer Delaney, Jr. on October 10, 1944, in San Francisco. As Elmer left for military service, Margie, along with her parents, returned to West Monroe, Louisiana. Upon Elmer’s discharge, they returned to his hometown of Mitchell, Indiana.

Margie went to work at Reliance MFG Company and later for the Indiana Telephone Corporation. After they went direct dial, she then went to nursing school where she received her nursing degree in 1971. She did her training in the Bloomington Hospital before going to the Bedford Medical Center (now IU Health) in the Intensive Care Unit, where she was employed for seventeen years before retiring. She was a member of the Bedford First Assembly Church.

She was an art student of Marilyn Morgan’s art studio. She was a former member of The Order of the Eastern Star No. 503. She was a member of the Silver Sneakers Class at Healthy Balance in Bedford for several years before her blindness, where she was an inspiration to everyone. In 2002, Margie played an active role in the building of the Mitchell Memorial Playground.

Her interests included family, listening to her audio books, attending church and Silver Sneakers classes, and being outside where she enjoyed mowing the lawn, swinging, and riding motorcycles. Most of her time and energy was devoted to praying for others. She touched the lives of many with her persistent praying. She gave us all such courage. She was the rock that held our family together.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Delaney Peters and husband, Harold “Pete” of Bedford; son, Elmer “Jim” Delaney and wife Mid of Bedford; grandchildren, Kyle Peter and wife Rita, Trevor Peters and wife Brandy of Mitchell, Jamie Delaney Hayes and husband Mike of Heltonville, and Tracie Burton and husband Jack of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Angel, Jerney, Autumn, Chance, Drake, and Corbin Peter, and Laney and Garrett Hayes; several nieces and nephews; caregivers, Mary Salmon, Jesse Holt, Rhea Lynn, Nicole Staggs, and Cheyenne Finley; and special friends, Wanda Buffington and Frankie Quigley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Delaney, Jr.; son, Delmar Wayne; parents, James and Opal Smith of West Monroe, Lousiana; and three sisters, Ernest Dean Smith, Nelma Jean Smith, and Mildred Marie Brady.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 17 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 16 and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider donations to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

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


Dec. 12, 2022


Ruth E. Guarneri

Jan. 17, 1938 — Dec. 11, 2022

Ruth E. Guarneri, 84 of Springville passed away at her home on Sunday December 11, 2022 at 3:02 p.m.

She was born in Keyser, West Virginia on January 17, 1938 to William D. Hamilton, Sr. and Martha A. (Herman) Hamilton. Ruth married Joseph P. Guarneri, Sr. in 1956 and he preceded her in death in 2000.

Ruth was a cook at K-Mart Restaurant in Bedford, she retired from MCL Cafeteria in 2000 as a Line Supervisor. Ruth was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church, she loved to cook, gardening, sewing and ceramics.

Survivors include six children, Ross (Susan) Guarneri of Greenwood, Joseph Guarneri of Springville, Sal Guarneri of Springville, Joelina Guarneri of Springville, Ellena Daniel of Noblesville and Katrina Saunders of Noblesville, one brother, William (Janice) Hamilton, Jr. of Bedford, one sister, Phyllis Vernon of Norfolk, Virginia, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, John Hamilton.

Funeral services will be on Thursday December 15, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Mike Winters, officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery in Springville. Visitation will be on Thursday December 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 service time at the funeral home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.


Dec. 10, 2022


Jodie Lee Kelley

April 18, 1975 — Dec. 06, 2022

Jodie Lee Kelley, 47, Bloomington passed away on December 6, 2022 at 3:58 pm at IU Health in Bloomington.

She was born on April 18, 1975 in Bloomington to Bob and Evelyn (Harden) Kelley. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Kelley and Charles Nelson of Bloomington, her children, Zachary Fuller of Bloomington, Lacie Fuller of Bloomington, Casey Fuller of Bloomington, Katie Burkett of Bloomington, and Gabriel Gutierrez of Bloomington, nine grandchildren, Kellen, Mason, Alanah, Trey, Noah, Savannah, Derek, Brayden and Xavier, granddaughter, Addalynn arriving in 2023, two sisters, Christina Kelley of Bloomington and Michelle Kelley of Bloomington, one brother, Billy Kelley.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Kelley

Funeral services will be on Thursday December 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Knightridge Pentecostal Church, 3775 S. Knightridge Road, Bloomington, Indiana, 47459. Brother Tom Rhodes will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until service time at 6:00 pm at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is entrusted with her care.


Michael Layne May

Aug. 06, 1947 — Dec. 08, 2022

Michael Layne May, 75, of Bedford, passed away at 8:42 am on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born August 6, 1947, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Bernard and Phyllis (Turner) May. He married Margit Beck on April 5, 1972, and she survives.

He retired in 2009 as a fork truck driver for General Motors and was in the auto business for almost 44 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and U.A.W. Local #440. Michael loved his kids, grandkids, IU, Indianapolis Colts, fishing, football and wrestling

Survivors include his wife, Margit, of Bedford; Three sons, Robert L. (Tina) May, of Oklahoma City, OK, Bernard (Jessyka) May, of Evansville and Blake May of Bedford; two daughters, Tiffany (Shane) Collingsworth, of Mitchell and Mary Robinson, of Mishawauga, IN; nine grandchildren; Eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Tuesday December 13, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and 11:00 am until the service on Tuesday at the Church. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by American Legion Gillon Post #33. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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


Tommy A. Moore Jr.

Dec. 20, 1977 — Dec. 08, 2022

Tommy A. Moore Jr., 44, of Bedford, passed away on December 8, 2022 in Indianapolis.

Born December 20, 1977, he was the son of Thomas Alan Moore, Sr and Sherri and Thomas Mays. He married Crystal Craig on March 24, 2019 and she survives.

Tommy was a graduate of Paoli High School with the class of 1997. He was in the United States Marine Corps for four years and served two tours in Iraq with the National Guard, serving a total of twelve years. Tommy was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Paoli and was a Heavy Equipment operator for August Mack. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, loved fishing, hunting and camping, and he loved his country and was proud to have served it.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Tommy is his wife, Crystal Moore of Bedford; his parents, Sherri and Thomas Mays of Paoli; his daughter, Keilea Moore; stepdaughters Vanessa (Spencer) Mattox, Kimberly Walton, and Heather (Khortney) Walton; five grandchildren, Serinity, Paxton, Jaylee, Jacqueline and Elleigh; siblings, Mickey (Beth) Moore, Krystal (Cory) Griffith, Sara (David) Walters, and Matt Moore; seven nephews, Wyatt, Morgan, Tyler (Emma), Elijah, Shevan, Christian, and Anderson; two nieces, Ava and Marian; and his sister-in-law Chasity “Fred” (Tim) Jenkins.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Thomas A. Moore, Sr.

Funeral services for Tommy A. Moore will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Carlton Cemetery in Bedford where Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 10:00AM until the time of the service at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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


Keith E. Allen

Jan. 26, 1947 — Dec. 07, 2022

With the same humor and unconditional love he exhibited throughout his rich and well-lived 75 years, Keith E. Allen passed away peacefully at his home in Mitchell, surrounded by the women who were blessed to call him a husband and a father.

Keith was born January 26, 1947, in Massena, N.Y., to Roy Joseph Allen and Marjorie Elizabeth (Bough) Allen. He grew up in Massena, where the stories of his antics, exploits and adventures became family lore. He was well loved by his sisters, Sheila, Darlene and Sharon, who were almost ceremoniously and unmercifully teased and pranked by their brother.

He graduated from Massena Central High School in 1966. He was almost immediately drafted into the United States Army, where he proudly served his beloved country from 1966-1968. Throughout those two years he was stationed in South Korea, Fort Jackson and Fort Knox. In Fort Knox, he served on Honor Guard duty, escorting his brothers home after they gave the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Keith proudly displayed the American flag for the next five decades. He was a member of the American Legion Post 250 in Mitchell.

On April 9, 1977, he began writing one of the most beautiful love stories of all time when he married Virginia Kay Arquette. She first caught his eye when she babysat for his sister’s children, but it would be several more years before she would steal his heart. Together, they spent more than 45 years on the greatest of adventures as they traveled, rode motorcycles, hunted together, enjoyed many forms of outdoor recreation and raised their family. They taught their children the importance of love, hard work, humor, and family values. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew they were loved every single day because he showed it and said it. His last words were, “I love you.”

He retired after 30 years from GM in Bedford and was a member of UAW Local 440. His career took him from Massena, N.Y., to Southern Indiana. After his retirement, he and Ginger spent 18 years in Auburndale, Florida, before moving back to Indiana to be closer to their children last year. He loved the Florida sunshine and ability to play golf year-round.

Humor and love are the legacies Keith left behind. No one was given a pass from his jokes, especially not his grandchildren. And you couldn’t help but love him because he loved fiercely. Affection was expected, love was freely given, and even in his final hours, he found the energy to make his family laugh.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ginger Allen of Mitchell, as well as four daughters: Terri (Pete) Pfister of Garner, N.C.; Daniele Bohlman of Bedford; Tami Herko of Clayton, N.C.; and Krystal (Henry) Shetler of Mitchell. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Mitchell Pfister, Kyle Pfister, Bradley Herko, Anitra Bohlman, Colin Bohlman, Jacob Slaten, Lucas Slaten, Alex Slaten, Emery Shetler, Alainah Allen and Mason Allen. He loved his great-grandsons, Gabriel Amezqua and Conner Bohlman. He got to meet Conner for the first time just before he passed. He is survived by the sisters he adored: Sharon Loftis of Malvern, Arkansas, Sheila Rush of Orleans, and Darlene Hunold of Fulton, N.Y., as well as a daughter-in-law, Amy Allen of Brownsburg.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers-in-law, a son-in-law, Joey Bohlman, and his beloved and only son, Corey Joseph Allen, who undoubtedly welcomed his father to heaven, making the transition easier.

Cremation was chosen, and a graveside service will be held this summer, as Keith will be interred with his son at Old Union United Methodist Cemetery near Orangeville.

Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center has been entrusted with arrangements.

A special thanks goes out to Southern Care Hospice, and its team led by the father of three of his grandsons, Jeremy Slaten. The care exhibited to Keith and his family in his final hours made his transition to the next life peaceful. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Southern Care Bloomington, 1923 S. Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47403, where the money will be used to provide extraordinary care to patients and their families.


Dec. 08, 2022


John Mark Baxter

March 19, 1965 — Dec. 01, 2022

John Mark Baxter, 57, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at his residence.

Born on March 19, 1965, he was the son of Robert and Mary (Craig) Baxter. John was a former member of the Eagles and the Moose.

Surviving John is his mother, Mary (who passed on December 4, 2022); one sister, Pamela (Paul) Brown of Bedford; five brothers, Emmanuel (Phyllis) Barnes, and Paul Barnes, both of Bedford, Lloyd of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert Baxter of Austin, Texas, and Larry Walters of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his father, Robert; brother, William Barnes; and two sisters, Teresa Baxter and Mary Hoskins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 9, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow at the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30am to 11:00am at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel on Friday December 9, 2022.

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


Michael Jay Kuster

May 14, 1950 — Dec. 06, 2022

Michael Jay Kuster, 72, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Born on May 14, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Rosemond Johnson. He married Jackie George in 1973, and she survives.

Michael was a graduate of Bedford High School and was retired from Metal Technologies in Bloomfield.

Surviving Michael is his wife, Jackie of Bedford; two sons, Jason Kuster of Bedford, and Brian Kuster of Bedford; three grandchildren, Nathan, Abigail, and Peyton Kuster; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Kuster and Hudson Toliver; one sister, Dee Covey of Texas; and one niece, Shilo Covey, of Texas.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemond.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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


Brian Edward Chilton

Feb. 23, 1969 — Dec. 04, 2022

Brian Edward Chilton, 53, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022, at his residence.

Born February 23, 1969, in Evansville, he was the son of James Edward and Sandra L. (Windels) Chilton. He married Lori Ann Griffin November 2, 2002 and she survives.

Brian was a U.S. Navy veteran of Desert Storm serving aboard a submarine. He worked at Alexander Electric as an electrician. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 and was a member of the Mitchell Fire Department. Brian attended Bride of Christ Fellowship. He was a junior high football coach, assisted junior varsity and varsity football staff, and volunteered as a youth league baseball, basketball, and football coach. Brian enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, and racing. He was influential in the lives of his students, children, and community as well as his kids, family and animals.

Surviving are his wife, Lori Ann Chilton of Mitchell; children, Kyle Chilton of St. Joseph, Missouri, Logan Greene of Speedway, Hayden Chilton of Mitchell, and Carter Chilton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Vincent Chilton, Joel Chilton, Skylar Chilton, and Jasper Chilton; father, James Edward Chilton of Newburg; brother, Stephen (Tammy) Chilton of Brownsburg; in-laws, Andy and Debbie Pemberton of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

His mother preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship in Mitchell with Andy Pemberton officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8 and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Memorial Contributions: Mitchell High School Athletics

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


Shirley Ann (Bridwell) Steward

July 27, 1939 — Dec. 02, 2022

Shirley Ann (Bridwell) Steward, 83, Greenfield, passed away on December 2, 2022, at her residence with faithful companion, Coco, by her side.

Shirley was born on July 27, 1939, in Bedford, IN, to Arthur Van and Erma (Love) Bridwell. She married her first husband, Perry Stephen Robertson in 1954. Shirley grew up in Bedford. The Ford Motor Company drew the family to the Greenfield area in 1957.

Shirley worked for Inskeep Ford as a car saleswoman. She also worked for Collins and Aikman in Morristown, a nursing home in Greenfield, as a janitor for the First Church of God, and as a shirt worker for Indiana Knitwear for many years before retiring. Shirley was an avid animal lover, an avid collector of family correspondence, enjoyed bowling, and camping and gathering around a campfire on the Ohio River. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church as well as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Shirley spent much time reading from her many Bibles and attending Bible study. Shirley also enjoyed reading Christian fiction books and watching TV.

In 1974, Shirley married Albert “Gabby” Steward, Sr. Shirley loved music and dancing and was an enthusiastic follower of her husband’s band, ‘Gabby & The Boys’.

Shirley is survived by her loving children: Sheryl Smith (Dennis Woeltje), Brenda Robertson, Scott Robertson (Frances Garriott), Stacey Robertson, and Albert (Robin) Steward, Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sondra (Conrad) Quinn and Carol Freeman-Knapp; and beloved dog, Coco.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Perry Robertson; second husband, Albert “Gabby” Steward, Sr; and son, Stephen Douglas Steward.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the service immediately following at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Reverend Tommy Hensley. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Suburban Hospice, Bethel Baptist Church, and/or any charity of your choice.

If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com


Mary Ann Muckerheide

Feb. 28, 1971 — Dec. 06, 2022

Mary Ann Muckerheide, 51, of Bloomington went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday December 6, 2022 at the IU Health Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Ann was born February 28, 1971, in Bedford, Indiana and was the daughter of Michael and Sherri (Hutchinson) Alexander.

Mary Ann was a 1989 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1993. She then went back to school in her forties and received her Associates Degree from Ivy Tech, and then her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University. Mary Ann worked at Bloomington Hospital for 22 years, the last 7 as a postpartum nurse.

Mary Ann was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church where she enjoyed singing on the Praise Team, her small group and loved her time and fellowship with her Monday women’s bible study group. She also enjoyed reading and doing puzzles.

Mary Ann married Scott Muckerheide on August 5th, 1995, and he survives with their three sons, Matthew, Thomas and Seth. Also surviving are her parents, Michael and Sherri Alexander, maternal grandfather, James Lee Hutchinson, two sisters, Laura (Luke) Aylsworth, and Shannon (Dan) Irmscher, aunt, Susie Hutchinson, two cousins, Lisa (Brent) Dahl and Stacie (Dru) Musunuru, mother-in-law, Martha Muckerheide, sister-in-law, Michelle (Mike) Gable and her beloved puppy, Penny.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Norma June Hutchinson, paternal grandparents, Ralph and Ruth Alexander, and her father-in-law, Ralph Muckerheide.

Services for Mary Ann will be at 2 pm on Monday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road Bloomington, IN 47401. Shawn Green and Tom Ellsworth will officiate the service with burial to follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, IN 47401, and on Monday from 1pm until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations, in Mary Ann’s name may be given to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

Mary Ann’s family would like to thank her Women’s bible study group for their love and support during her illness. The food train and all of their care and love will never be forgotten, and also the IU Health nursing staff for all their support and fundraising efforts.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefuneralchapel.net


Dec. 07, 2022


Karen Marie “Sophie” Burris

March 04, 1963 — Dec. 05, 2022

Karen Marie “Sophie” Burris, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 7:59 am on Monday, December 5, 2022, at her residence.

Born March 4, 1963, in Daviess Co., she was the daughter of Ernest Bradley and Anna Louise “Dude” (Summers) Bradley. She married Seth Burris on June 28, 2008, and he survives.

She received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She was a 5th grade teacher at Edgewood Intermediate School in Ellettsville. She was an avid softball player, winning many championships throughout her life. She loved dogs and was passionate about rescuing them. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, motorcycling, scuba diving and all things IU. She was an inspiration to many, anyone who met her, loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Seth, of Bedford; three brothers, Randy (Marsha) Bradley, of PA, Allan (Margie) Bradley and Doug (Becky) Bradley, all of Loogootee; two sisters, Susan (Steve) Dequeant, of Arlington, TX, and Cynthia (James) Wilmes, of Jasper; a sister-in-law, Emily (Tony) Wheeler, of Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Geoff Bradley, Caroline Wilson, Catherine Wilmes, Alyssa Dequeant, Elizabeth Bradley, Aidan Wheeler, and Sam Westfall; special thank you to Sherry “Buzz” Wininger, Kristie Bennett, Lynn Uhls, Karen’s honorary daughter Carly Bennett and the many close friends who were a tremendous help through her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the hour of service on Wednesday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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


Wilma Maenell Fox

Sept. 22, 1934 — Dec. 04, 2022

Wilma Maenell Fox, 88, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Stonebridge Health Campus, in Bedford.

Born September 22, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Arnold and Louise (Akin) Shoopman. She married Jimmy Fox January 1991 and he survives.

Wilma worked in assembly positions at General Electric, M. Fine and Sons, and retired from Carpenter Body Works. She was active in sewing, reading her favorite books, hunting for antiques, and loved shopping. Wilma was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary of the Friday Night Dulcimer Friends. She was a member of the Mitchell Weslyan Church.

Surviving are her husband; children, Enola Gay Batchelor, Greg Chastain, Kim Whitmore, and Misti Bartlett; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; siblings Evelyn Ruth Hawk and Thomas Austin Akin.

Her parents; and siblings, Wanita Hopkins and Janet Terry, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Contributions: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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


Linda Lou White

Aug. 21, 1942 — Dec. 05, 2022

Linda Lou White, 80, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022, at Sugar Grove Senior Living.

Born August 21, 1942, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William Russell and Audrey May (Buher) Day. Linda married Charles B. White July 10, 1960 and he preceded her in death May 18, 2017.

Linda was a 1960 graduate of Fayetteville High School. She was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ. Linda retired from Mitchell Community Schools after being an aid for 36 years. She enjoyed her job and being with the students. Linda loved her family; especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Cheryl (Mike) Highland of Alpharetta, Georgia, Michael (Tina) White of Noblesville, Trent (Angie) White of Plainfield, Tricia (Jon) Riggen of Thorntown; and grandchildren, Katie Highland, Devin White, Austin White, Logan White, Tyler White, Lily Riggen, Ian Riggen, and Audrey Riggen.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Carol Clark and Berry Day, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Don White officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Alzheimer’s Association

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


Pauline Goen-Flora

May 12, 1934 — Dec. 04, 2022

Pauline Goen-Flora, 88, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Mitchell Manor.

Born May 12, 1934, in Lee County, Virginia, she was the daughter of Paris and Arkie (Scott) Wilder. Pauline married Hubert Goen June 24, 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1981. She then married Jim Flora June 1998 and he preceded her in death April 30, 2000.

Pauline was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship. She worked at RCA and retired as a QMA at Fountain Blue Nursing Home.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheila Kay Goen of Mitchell; grandchildren, Terry Reynolds, Jamie (Robert) Floyd, Andrea Goen-Brown, Travis Goen, Ivy Goen, and Christian Goen; eleven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husbands; sons, Carl David Goen and Roger Lee Goen; and siblings, Stella Myers, Sylvia Fortner, Betty Alice Aldridge, Boyd Wilder, Baylor Wilder, and T.J. Wilder preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen with burial in Tunnelton Cemetery at a later date.

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


Dec. 05, 2022


David “Casey” Alan Hall

July 08, 1960 — Dec. 02, 2022

David “Casey” Alan Hall, 62, of Mitchell, passed away at 12:05 PM on December 2, 2022 at Floyd Baptist Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1960 in Paoli, Indiana, the son of Troy M. and Ethel Mae (Cox) Hall.

He married Debra (Chaplin) Hall on July 6, 1985 and she survives.

He was enlisted with the Indiana National Guard for sixteen years. He was a proud founder of Disabled Veteran Wish Foundation. He worked at Foamcraft in Mitchell and Kimball’s Electronics in Paoli as a truck driver. He was a member of the VFW. Casey enjoyed enjoyed playing cards at the VFW and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of Mitchell; one son, Kyle (Cori) Hall of Indianapolis; two sisters, Donita Skeen of Orleans and Diana Hanson of Bloomington and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Duane and Darrell Hall.

The memorial service will be on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net


Dec. 03, 2022


Carolyn Jean (Taylor) Sproles

March 15, 1942 — Dec. 02, 2022

Carolyn Jean (Taylor) Sproles, age 80, Bedford IN, went to be with the Lord on Dec 2, 2022. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home.

She was born March 15, 1942, in French Lick, Indiana to Lee Roy and Lorena Mae (Nelson) Taylor, who both preceded her in death. She married James H. Sproles on Sept 2, 1961 after a short 4-month courtship. They celebrated 58 wonderful years together. Jim preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2019.

Survivors include her son James Scott Sproles and wife Denise (King) of Oolitic. Two granddaughters Sydney Mae Reynolds (Alex) and Daphney Ann Sproles both of Oolitic, who were her pride and joy. A sister Mirmimam Lee Hardin of French Lick. Sister-in-Laws Judy Hamilton of Oolitic, Deanna (Jerry) Pemberton of Mitchell, and Debbie Kinder of Shoals. Also brother-in-law Donnie (Belinda) Boling of New Castle, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a grandson Jared Scott Sproles in 2003, and an infant sister Faye Marie Taylor in 1944. An Aunt Geraldine Nelson Poynter, who was raised in her home. Grandparents John H. and Etta Alice (Gilliatt) Taylor, Myron and Nannie Belle (Wininger) Nelson.

Carolyn worked at Ford Motor Company and retired in April 2004 after 21 years of service from newly purchased Visteon. She loved spending time with her family, attending local car shows, and traveling.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, Dec 6th at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Pastor Valarie Foughty-Killion officiating. Visitation is 11am – 2 pm. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.


Dec. 02, 2022


Kimberly Marie “Kim” Nickless

March 04, 1969 — Dec. 01, 2022

Kimberly Marie “Kim” Nickless, 53, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born on March 4, 1969, in Danville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ronald and Betty (Guthrie) Artman. She married Bruce “Monty” Nickless on December 7, 1991, and he survives.

Kim was a CNA since 1987 and worked for Mitchell Manor and most recently Core Nursing and Rehab. She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1988. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish Kim’s memory is her husband, Monty; three children, Samantha Nickless (Todd Bokern), Seth Nickless, and Cheyanne Nickless; Father, Ron Artman; three grandchildren, Daniel, Tyson, and Damien; one brother, Greg (Liz) Artman: one sister, Nicole Nicholas (Caleb Furman); father-in-law, Bruce Nickless; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Kim in death is her mother, Betty; and mother-in-law, Suzie Nickless.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will follow at the Cavetown Cemetery in Campbellsburg, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 10:00am to the service time on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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


Samuel Joseph “Sammy” Hanners

Aug. 15, 1942 — Dec. 01, 2022

Samuel Joseph “Sammy” Hanners, 80, passed away at 6:45 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born August 15, 1942, in Leesville, IN, he was the son of James Leonard and Emma Edna (Brown) Hanners. He married Sharon Mitchell on June 17, 1966, and she survives.

Sam retired from General Motors where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church, Ironworkers Union Local #22, the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, the Yorkrite, and the UAW Local #440. Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Williams, two sons, Sammy and his wife Tip of Paoli, Scott of Williams; four grandchildren, Dianda, Casey, Michael, Samson; five great-grandchildren, Joey, Drayson, C.J., Shannondoah, and a baby girl due in May; his twin sister, Sandra Lindsey; seven nephews that he was very close to: Bill, Mark, Michael, Kyle, Buzzy, Darren, and Tim, and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leonard, Lionel, and Jim Hanners; four sisters, Barbara Anderson, Delema Reed, Rebecca Guilkey, and Theresa Beedie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 5, 2022, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

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

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