top of page

Obituaries - February 2014




February 28, 2014 Rebecca Hedge Nov. 25, 1953 — Feb. 26, 2014

Rebecca “Becky” Hedge, 60, of Bedford died at 5:57 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 25, 1953, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Sam and Frances (Cox) Spinks. She married Tony Hedge on Oct. 23, 1976, and he survives.

She was employed at Bedford Regional Medical Center for 30 years in Dietary, the Labor Institute for 10 years in Dietary and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Tony of Bedford; one daughter, Erin Hedge of Bedford; two brothers, Scott Spinks of Louisville, Ky., and Brian Spinks of Bedford; and two sisters, Nancy Thiet of Mesa, Ariz., and Teresa Wilson of Avoca.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Becky at www.daycarter.com.

Clyde G. Scott

Feb. 25, 1923 — Feb. 26, 2014

Clyde Gerold Scott, 91, of Williams passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1923, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Claude G. and Sadie Rheia (Cohn) Scott. He married Nettie Johnson on July 9, 1968; and she survives.

He attended electronic engineering school, and retired as an electronic engineer from Scotty’s Sales and Service.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in three tours, World War II, and the Korean War with the Signal Corps. His total service in the Navy was 14 years. He worked with his wife helping the Yaua Pai Apache reservation. He loved the children and adopted two Yaua Pai Apache Children.

He was a member of the New Hope Church of God in Scottsburg. He taught his children to pray and sing. He loved sports and loved to golf.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Nettie Scott, of Williams; six children, Ruth Annette Scott, Jeannette Doerkson, Suzette Lightfoot, Claude Gerald Scott, Thomas Beauty Scott, Franklin Ralph Scott, and Shirley Bochelli; and 16 grandchildren.

He had prayed that he would live long enough to see his latest twin grandchildren born. The latest twin grandchildren were brought home to see him and he held them in his arms, and then passed on to be with the Lord. They were born on the 24th, his birthday was the 25th, and he passed away the 26th.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vicky Dianne Scott; one brother Raymond Scott; two nephews; and one niece.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. February 27, 2014 Patricia B. Pearson Aug.18, 1926 — Feb. 24, 2014

Patricia B. Pearson, 87, of Bedford died at 12:47 a.m. Monday in Bedford.

Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Robert G. Benckart and Marjorie (Peterson) Benckart. She married Charles Watson Pearson on Aug. 25, 1947, in Bloomington; and he survives.

She was a wife and mother; a graduate of Bloomington High School with the Class of 1944 and attended Indiana University, Bloomington; she was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority having worked in the Sorority Thrift Shop; member of Panhellenic; she volunteered with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, Dunn Memorial Hospital; and was an active bridge player with the “Grubbies” and then the Thursday afternoon bridge group; and an avid golfer, having played with the Otis Park Ladies League.

Surviving are her husband, Watson Pearson of Bedford; one daughter, Patty Anne (Jim) Fossey of Lottsburg, Va.; two sons, Michael W. (Nikki Annelli) Pearson of Eliot, Maine, and Stephen C. (Kathy) Pearson of Beavercreek, Ohio; four grandchildren, Eric (Stephanie) Pearson of Pasco, Wash., Hayden Pearson of Eliot, Maine, Kyle (Katie) Pearson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Kory Pearson of Denver, Colo.; four stepgrandchildren, Jamie (Tim) Sampey and Karin (Eric) Warden, both of Chicago, Ill.; Ryan Fossey of San Diego, Calif. and Britt Fossey of Kailua, Hawaii; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marjorie Wells; and two brothers, Robert G. and William E. Benckart.

The family wishes to extend special thanks, for their support and compassion, to the “A-Wing” nursing and aide staff of Stonebridge Health Campus and the third floor staff of St. Vincent, Dunn Hospital; and to Dr. Deborah Craton.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday  at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m.on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School or to Becky’s Place Women’s Shelter.

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

Rebecca Hedge

Rebecca “Becky” Hedge, 60, Bedford, died Wednesday at Indiana University Health Indianapolis Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Clyde Scott

Clyde Scott, 91, Silverville, died at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Roy Hackett

Roy Hackett, 64, Bloomington, died at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. February 26, 2014 Hollace D. Chastain June 21, 1937 — Feb. 24, 2014

Hollace D. Chastain, 76, passed away at 1:24 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hosptial.

Born June 21, 1937, in Orange County, he was the son of Harold and Faye L. (McPherson) Chastain. He married Loraine Miller Oct. 28, 1960.

He was an Indiana State Trooper from 1966-1992 and spent ten years as the “top cop” at the Indiana State Fair Girls School. He was a farmer, Lawrence County Weights and Measures Officer for five years, and served on the Dunn Memorial Hospital Board.

 Hollace was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Indiana National Guard and a Mitchell High School graduate, Class of 1955.

Surviving are his wife, Loraine Chastain of Orleans; children, Dr. Hollace D. Chastain II and wife Kelly of Fort Wayne; Greg Chastain and wife Jill of Mitchell and Rachelle Collins and husband Michael of Orleans; grandchildren, Jacob and Michaela Collins, Raelynn and Chase Chastain and Zachary and Sarah Chastain; and brother, Ronald B. Chastain and wife Diana of McCordsville.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Mitchell, with the Rev. Reggie Clark and Brother Michael Collins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Casketbearers: Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Division.

Memorial Gifts: American Heart Association.

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

David Coffin

Feb. 22, 1952 — Feb. 24, 2014

David Coffin, 62, of Bedford passed away at 12:48 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1952, in Lawton, Okla., to Maynard Coffin and Martha Jane (Griffin) Coffin. David married Julie Schweisberger Coffin on July 15, 1978, in Lubbock, Texas, and she survives.

He graduated high school in Lubbock, Texas.

David was a truck driver for Celadon, and a U.S. Army Veteran. He also was a member of Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Coffin of Bedford; one daughter, Kristina Coffin of Bedford; two sons, Jeremy Coffin and Steven Coffin, both of Bedford; his siblings, Stephen (Barbara) Coffin of Texas, Michael Coffin of Texas, Debi (James) Roxer of Georgia, Cathleen (Keith) Palmer of Texas, Maynard (Darlene) Coffin, Jr. of Texas, and Bill Coffin of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Crystal Coffin in 1988.

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene, at Third Street and Grissom Avenue in Mitchell.

Friends may call at the church from 5 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy J. Kirkman

June 12, 1927 — Feb. 24, 2014

Dorothy Jane Chasteen Kirkman, 86, of Keosauqua passed away at 1:14 p.m. on Monday at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.

She was born June 12, 1927, near Bedford, to Henry and Frances Brinegar Chasteen and married William D. Kirkman March 1, 1945. He died March 3, 1987. Following her husband’s death, she moved to Milton and later to Keosauqua.

Dorothy and Bill were for many years members of the Assembly of God Church. One of their favorite Bible passages and the creed by which they lived is as follows: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV)

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Eads (Burton) of Milton, Iowa; a son, Mike Kirkman of Bloomington; a grandson, Aaron Eads (Lori) of Mount Union, Iowa; three granddaughters, Rachel Smith (Blain) of Keosauqua, Iowa, Naomi Pruett (Donnie) of Columbus, and Sarah Richardson (Jamie) of Bloomington; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Childers and Wilma Charles of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, John, James, Joseph and Marshall Chasteen; four sisters, Edna Jackson, Mary Patton, Thelma Sullivan and Marjorie Reeves; and a granddaughter, Mary Kirkman Matthews.

A funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Lee McIntosh officiating. Visitation with family present will be 5-6 p.m., prior to the service.

Private burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

Memorials to HCI Hospice may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 28132 Route V-56, Milton, IA 52570.

Patricia Pearson

Patricia B. Pearson, 87, Bedford, died Monday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. February 25, 2014 Jerry L. Denbo April 24, 1950 — Feb. 24, 2014

Jerry L. Denbo, 63, of French Lick passed away on Monday at his residence.

He was born on April 24, 1950, in Bedford to Hollis and Carol (Fisher) Denbo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father Hollis in 1993 and mother Carol in 2010; and one brother Jimmy in 2007.

Jerry graduated with the Springs Valley High School Class of 1968, graduated from Indiana University in 1972 with a Master’s Degree in Education, taught school at the West Washington High School from 1972-1973 and Springs Valley High School from 1973-1979 and served as State Representative for District 62 from 1990-2007.

In between teaching and being a State Representative, Jerry sold insurance for Prudential Insurance Company.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs and also attended the Christian Church of Jasper in Jasper. He was also a member of Newton Stewart Lodge No. 432 F&AM.

He is survived by one son, Rob Denbo (Stacy) of French Lick; one daughter, Marcy Greger (Bob) of French Lick; one sister, Gail Harris (Bill) of West Baden Springs; and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick with Darrell Land, Bud Kielhorn and Jim Tritle officiating. Burial will follow in the Ames Chapel Cemetery in French Lick.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of West Baden Springs, C/O Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made on Facebook at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Marvin Long

Jan. 25, 1939 — Feb. 23, 2014

Marvin Long, 75, Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. on Sunday at his residence. No services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary. February 24, 2014 Margaret McGlothlin Aug. 5, 1932 — Feb. 23, 2014

Margaret McGlothlin, 81, of Springville passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born in Bloomington on Aug. 5, 1932, to Floyd Otis Miller, Sr. and Marie (Koontz) Miller. Margaret married Dallas McGlothlin Sr. on March 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1996.

She was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church.

She had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington and retired from RCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky Tolliver and husband Phil of Springville; one son, Dallas McGlothlin Jr. of Bloomington; one brother, Floyd Miller Jr. and wife Judith of Harrodsburg; one sister, Dianna Boettjer and husband Bill of Harrodsbur; four grandchildren, Penny Lawton, Phillip Tolliver, Heather McGlothlin, and Jeremy McGlothlin; and five grea-grandchildren, Chad Lawton, Andrea Tolliver, Logan Tolliver, Braden McGlothlin and Kaylee McGlothlin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Robert V. “Dickie” Miller; and one sister, Dorothy Marie Moore.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from noon until the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Terry G. Feutz Sr.

July 8, 1940 — Feb. 21, 2014

Terry Gene Feutz Sr., 73, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:31 p.m. on Friday at Greene County General Hospital.

Born July 8, 1940, in Greene County, he was the son of Oral and Amy (Flake) Feutz.

Terry was a security guard for Greene County General Hospital and a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Pauline (Scott) Feutz whom he married May 15, 1960; his children, Selena Fleetwood (Ken) of Bedford, Terry Gene Feutz Jr. (Cynthia) of Bloomfield and Tracy Joe Feutz (Jeannie) of Bloomfield; two sisters, Suzy Beck (Tom) of Bloomfield and Ruby Cazee of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, Dr. Jim Feutz (Susan) of Princeton; grandchildren, Amanda Mann, Kyle Feutz, Christian Feutz, William Feutz, Annelisa Feutz and Carl Feutz and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Boruff and his parents.

Funeral service will be  at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Selena Fleetwood and David Mauder officiating. Interment will follow in Smith-Bethel cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com. February 23, 2014 Dennis Lane Duncan May 22, 1954 — Feb. 20, 2014

Dennis Lane Duncan, 59, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at his residence.

Born May 22, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Eugene Laverne and Rozella Duncan. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1972. He proudly served two terms in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his mother, Rozella Duncan of Bedford; a son, Scotty Duncan of Rapid City, S.D.; his companion, Teresa Spinks of Bedford; four brothers, Mark Duncan and wife Pam, Larry Duncan and wife Barbara, Dale Duncan and wife Bobbie and Rick Duncan and wife Patsy, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews, Jason Duncan, Angie Tidd, Justin Duncan, Kimberly Duncan, Sarah Terry, Matthew Duncan, John Coe and Lisa Duncan. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Laverne Duncan, and two nieces, April and Lori Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, February 25, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dennis at www.daycarter.com.

Chester Paul Shelton

July 22, 1943 — Feb. 21, 2014

Chester Paul Shelton, 70, of Bedford, died at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 22, 1943, he was the son of Gerald D. and Ruby (Lessig) Shelton. He retired from Otis Elevator as an assembler and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his children, Crystal Ray and husband Jerry, and DeeAndra Hammond all of Bedford, Bonnie Shelton, Angela Reed, Susan VanWinkle and David Olsen; his companion, Ursula Newsome of Bedford; grandchildren Josh, Ashley, Tyler, Kayla, Jacob and Katelyn; and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers, Steve Shelton of Shoals, Jerry Shelton of Mitchell, Doc Shelton of Bedford and Jim Shelton of Mitchell; a sister, Sheila Shelton of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in Bass Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Chester at www.daycarter.com.

Clifford Laverne Pruett

Nov. 30, 1937 — Feb. 21, 2014

Clifford Laverne Pruett, 76, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at his residence.

Born November 30, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Homer Moore and Gertrude Mae (Terrell) Pruett. He married Sharon Louise Green December 2, 1960.

Clifford retired from General Motors and was a 1956 graduate of West Baden High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 and the Honor Guard. He was a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Sharon Pruett, Campbellsburg; children, Jerald (Diane) Pruett, Hardinsburg, Lonnie (Dianna) Pruett, Livonia, Aron (Lori) Pruett, Campbellsburg, Remona (Jeffrey) Sayles, Hardinsburg, Clifford (Lisa) Pruett, Campbellsburg, Rex (Jessica) Pruett, Campbellsburg; 10 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Kathryn Wigley, Mitchell, and Carolyn Sue Cooper, Paoli. His parents; brothers, Elza Jackson Pruett, Gordon Dale Pruett, and Carl Nelson Pruett; and step-great-grandson, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell, with Rev. Kevin Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Jerald Pruett, Lonnie Pruett, Aron Pruett, Clifford pruett, Rex Pruett, Lonnie Pruett, Jr., Clifford Scott Pruett and Rex W. Pruett.

Memorial gifts can be made to the American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 22, 2014 Christopher E. Owens Oct. 3, 1982 — Feb. 19, 2014

Christopher E. Owens, 31, of Bedford died at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 3, 1982, in Beech Grove, he was the son of Jan E. and Sherry (Risk) Owens. He attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; a brother, Brandon Owens of Indianapolis; his paternal grandmother, Ruby Gail Owens of Bedford; aunts and uncles, Linda Conner and husband Phil of Springville, Phil Risk and wife Colleen of Greenwood; cousins, Brent Conner and wife Alyssa, Holly Hartman and husband Sam, Kristen Lester and husband Ross, Jared Risk and Emily Risk.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Claude Owens; and his maternal grandparents, Larry and Arminta Risk.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Chris at www.daycarter.com.

Chester P. Shelton

July 22, 1943 — Feb. 21, 2014

Chester Paul Shelton, 71, Bedford, died at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in Bass Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Dennis L. Duncan

May 22, 1954 — Feb. 20, 2014

Dennis Lane Duncan, 59, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Clifford L. Pruett

Clifford Laverne Pruett, 76, Campbellsburg, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at his residence. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. February 21, 2014 Christopher Owens

Christopher E. Owens, 31, Bedford, died at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. February 20, 2014

Angela Thorp

Sept. 2, 1972 — Feb. 18, 2014

Angela (Turner) Thorp, 41, of Williams passed away on Tuesday at her residence.

She was born in Bedford on Sept. 2, 1972, to John Kirkman and Pamela (Turner) Barger. She married Craig Thorp on Sept. 20, 2002, in Bedford, and he survives.

She was a graduate of BNL High School and was currently a student at Oakland City University.

She was previously employed at Bunger & Robertson Law Office in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, Craig Thorp of Williams; two daughters, Ashley Myers of Bedford and Briana Myers of Goshen; one son, Brett Myers of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Lara Lee Thorp of Bloomington and Candice Lynn Thorp of Bedford; father-in-law, Alan Thorp of Williams; one brother, Bradley Barger of Bedford; and three grandchildren, Vincent, Reece, and Javin.

She was preceded in death by her father; mother; and her grandmother, Mary Turner, who raised her.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Williams.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. February 19, 2014 Wanda E. Roberts Feb. 25, 1935 — Feb. 17, 2014

Wanda E. Roberts, 78, of Bedford, went home to be with her loving Savior and Lord at 9:10 a.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family and friends.

Born, Feb. 25, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Lelah (Harvey) Nikirk. She married Joseph H. Roberts on May 8, 1959, and he survives.

She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg.

Her grandchildren will remember her for making Christmas holidays special. She enjoyed making candy and persimmon pudding and passing them out to many friends and family at Christmas. Her church family will remember her as a mother to all. She was well-known throughout the community for her ever-present smile and friendliness.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph of Bedford; two sons, Robbie Roberts and wife Lisa and Bruce Roberts and wife Kim, all of Springville; four grandchildren, Michael Roberts, Amanda Spear and husband Steve, Andrew Roberts and Joshua Roberts; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Spear; three brothers, Marshall Nikirk and wife Betty, of Paducah, Ky., Delvin Nikirk and wife Jeannette of Oolitic and Danny Nikirk and wife Sharon of Bedford; five sisters, Lois Andis of Denver, Colo., Marjorie Henderson of Bloomington, Dana O’Neal and husband Bill of Bedford, Warnetta Kirkman and husband Junior of Oolitic and Bonnie Noblitt and husband Chuck of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ada Beatrice Buher and Wilma Henderson; and a brother, Melvin Blayne Nikirk.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church on State Road 45 in Owensburg with the Rev. Bruce Roberts and the Rev. Dallas Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Wanda at www.daycarter.com.

Kirk  Ramsey

Aug. 17, 1960 — Feb. 15, 2014

Kirk D. Ramsey, 53, Bedford, passed away Saturday at his residence.

He was born in Bedford on Aug. 17, 1960, to Charles Ramsey and Janis (Sherrill) Patrick.

Kirk is survived by his mother, Janis Patrick of Bedford; one brother, Kevin Ramsey of Mitchell; two sisters, Kelly Benton and Karla Ramsey, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ramsey; one brother, Kim David Ramsey; and one sister, Kristy D. Ramsey.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Baxter-Allender

Aug. 23, 1927 — Feb. 17, 2014

Anna Lee (Lovejoy) Baxter-Allender, 86, of Bedford, passed away Monday at the Bedford Garden Villa Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Ambia and soon moved to Twin Valley, Minn. She attended Plentywood Grade School, Twin Valley and Waubun High School. She moved to Bloomington at the age of 18 to live with her grandparents and aunt, Helen Stutsman.

Anna was a member of New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle in Bedford. She worked at Sarkes-Tarzian, PTS and RCA and later went back to work for Public Health and Area 10 on aging.

Anna is survived by two sisters, Betty Stende of North Dakota and Jean (Sandy) Earhart of Indianapolis; twin boys, David (Jennifer) Baxter of Springville and Danny Baxter of Bloomington; grandson, Justin Chaney; three step-children, Donald Leon (Cotton) Allender, Larry Dean (Wilma) Allender and Debra Ann (Paul) Mathis; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Charles and Genevieve (Blackwell) Lovejoy; her first husband, Harold Baxter; second husband, Bob Allender; two brothers, Charles Lovejoy and Bob Lovejoy; and her aunt, Helen Roberts.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will be in Knightridge Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Nurses and Staff of Garden Villa Nursing Home and Hospice for their loving care.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Anah L. Crane

Aug. 21, 1939 — Feb. 17, 2014

Anah Louise Jenkins Crane, 74, of Fayetteville passed away at 11:51 a.m. on Monday at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis after an extended illness.

Born Aug. 21, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Byrl Thornton and Louise Frances (Goodman) Jenkins. She married Harold Lee Crane on May 21, 1960.

She was a graduate of Williams High School with the class of 1957. In 1960, Anah earned a 3-year diploma from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Louisville, Ky. She worked as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years, with most of that time at Dunn Memorial Hospital, where she worked as an obstetrics nurse and house supervisor.

A member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church, Anah was a devout follower of Jesus Christ and was known for her strong faith and generous spirit.

Anah is survived by her children, Holly S. Page and husband Scott of Greenwood, Gaylynn L. Breighner and husband Andrew of Hanover, Pa., and Michael L. Crane and wife Julia of Fayetteville; her grandchildren, Joshua L. Page, Jessica M. Page, Jenna M. Page, Nathan A. Breighner, Jacob T. Breighner, Zachary M. Crane and Isaac T. Crane; her siblings, David B. Jenkins and wife Louise of Kensington, Ga., Joseph C. Jenkins and wife Susan of Harvest, Ala., Elizabeth A. Hickman and husband John T. of Bramble, Tenn., Mark T. Jenkins and wife Rebekah of Humboldt, Tenn., and Philip N. Jenkins and wife Erin of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Teresa Jenkins of Fayetteville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James W. Crane; a grandson, Jonathan S. Page; and a brother, Stephen T. Jenkins.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow at Silverville Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Anah at www.daycarter.com.

John R. Lynch

Sept. 16, 1918 — Feb. 15, 2014

John R. Lynch, 95, Mitchell, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born Sept. 16, 1918, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William and Myrtle (Fields) Lynch. He married Lucy Edith Cooper Nov. 29, 1940, and she preceded him in death May 11, 2006.

John was a retired farmer and Mitchell Community Schools bus driver for 28 years. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1937 and was a member of the First Christian Church. He had worked at Farm Bureau Co-Op and was a member of the Sheeks Cemetery Association, Lawrence County Farm Bureau, Mitchell Community Schools Holding Corporation, and past director and board member of the Marion Township Rural Fire Department.

Surviving are sons, Michael L. (Judy) Lynch of Manhattan, Kan., and Phillip R. (Cindy) Lynch of Mitchell; daughters, Patricia (Bob) Freeman of Santa Maria, Calif., and Kathy M. Tolliver of Bedford; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; brothers, Kenneth Albert Lynch, George William Lynch, and Joseph David Lynch; and infant sister, Laura Mary Lynch, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Kevin Giggy officiating. Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Honorary Casketbearers: Leah Lynch and Laura Lynch

Casketbearers: Jason Tolliver, Kevin Tolliver, Adam Tolliver, John Lynch, Matt Lynch, Joe Lynch, and Josh Lynch.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation

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

Elaine R. Walt

May 20, 1940 — Feb. 18, 2014

Elaine R. Walt, 73, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

She was born in Orange County on May 20, 1940, to Bertram L. and Hazel A. (Winkler) Brim. She married William “Bill” Walt Jr. on June 15, 1958, at Liberty Christian Church in Orleans; he preceded her in death Dec. 15, 2008.

Elaine had worked at Dana Corporation in Mitchell, Bedford Arby’s, and Dairy Queen in Mitchell.

She was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Carter of Mitchell and Diana French and husband Michael of Shoals; one son, Darren Walt and wife Joy of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kenneth and Tyler Carter, Kree, Karrie and Chase Walt, Odis King, Steven French, Cortney Moffitt, Nakkisha McBeth, and Sarah French; great-grandchildren, Joseph Collins, Rosemary McBeth, Annabelle Moffitt, Ian French, and Kyndall French; one brother, Lenny Brim of Indianapolis; and one sister, Margaret Ann Free of New Albany.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Barbara Brown, Virginia “Lee” Jones, and Sue Bess.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Clois I. Michels

July 6, 1924 — Feb. 16, 2014

Clois I. Cathers Michels, 89, Williams, died at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Cremation was chosen with burial services at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. February 18, 2014 Richard A. Zepeda Jan. 2, 1993 — Feb. 11, 2014

Army Specialist Richard Anthony Zepeda, 21, passed away Feb. 11 at Fort Drum, New York.

Born Jan. 2, 1993, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Julio Lozano Zepeda Jr. and Lisa Ann (Damiani) Arana. He married Shelli Lynn McIntyre.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 2011, and attended the First Baptist Church and the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Surviving are his wife, Shelli Lynn Zepeda of Fort Drum, New York; son, Rylen Kade Robbins of Silverdale, Wash.; mother, Lisa Ann Arana of Mitchell; father, Julio Lozano Zepeda Jr., of Chicago; siblings, David Sergio Zepeda of Chicago, and Kelly Lee Ann Lozada, Manuel Ramon Zepeda, Jose Ramon Zepeda, Andrea Rose Arana, Victor Arana Jr., Alfredo Merce Arana, Nancy Lee Arana, Alex Javier Rodriquez, and Asia Heaven Victoria Mikels, all of Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Julian James Markham, Emelia Lee Ann Markham, Keenan Allen Mikel-Brooking, Jayden Joshua Dean Zepeda, and Tajay Malik Alexander.

His brother, Julian Lozada, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Reggie Clark and Pastor Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Indiana National Guard Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

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

Wanda E. Roberts

Wanda E. Roberts, 78, Bedford, died at 9:10 a.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Anah Crane

Anah Crane, Fayetteville, died Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. February 17, 2014 Zelma L. Handley Nov. 17, 1927 — Feb. 16, 2014

Zelma Louise Handley, 86, of Bedford passed away at 9 p.m.  Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus with her daughter, Kay, by her side.

Born Nov. 17, 1927, she was the daughter of Emery and Stella Coursey. She married Ellis “Arkie” Handley, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2010.

Louise was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Her grandchildren will always remember her spoiling sacks, sacks full of candy, she loved making for them and she also enjoyed playing bingo at every opportunity.

Survivors include her daughter, Kay Thimling and husband Darrell of Bedford; sons, Terry Kinder and wife Dee of Omaha, Neb., and Keith Kinder and wife Lisa of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Shannon Barger, Tanner Thimling, Jenny Bowes, Nikki Delgado, Laura Wanchic, Lisa Mason, Joe Kinder, Lindsey Kinder; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Orvis Coursey of Sebastian, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Delmer, Lavern and Wayne Coursey.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Louise at www.daycarter.com.

John R. Lynch

John R. Lynch, 95, Mitchell, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation. February 16, 2014 Joseph H. Smith

July 3, 1985 — Feb. 14, 2014

Joseph H. Smith, 28, of Bedford, died Friday, February 14, 2014 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Born July 3, 1985, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Cindy (Tarver) Robertson and Gary Smith. He married Amy Land on June 21, 2008. He worked as a dispatcher for Peabody Energy in Linton. Joseph was a Shriner’s Kid, he enjoyed pulling trucks, diesel engines, dirt bikes, motorcycles and his ATV.

Survivors include his wife, Amy, of Bedford; two sons, Ayden Joseph and Mason Alan, both at home; his mother and stepfather, Cindy and Steve Robertson; father and stepmother, Gary and Harvetta Smith of Bedford; two brothers: Jon Smith of Bedford, and Josh and wife Kyiana Smith of Bedford; one sister, Jennifer Caswell, and her husband, Travis, of Owensburg; maternal grandparents, Ray and Ginny Tarver of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Ann Smith of Bedford; four nieces and nephews; Lyric, Reece, Ahyonna and Morgan; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Scott and Michelle Land of Mitchell; brother-in-law, Aaron and Amy Land of Newburg; and grandparents-in-law, Harold and Pauline Baker of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Maurice Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson and Scott Salm officiating. Burial will follow in the Port Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. on Monday, February 17 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to a trust fund set up for Ayden and Mason. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Joe at www.daycarter.com.

Barbara J. Deckard

Jan. 7, 1933 — Feb. 14, 2014

Barbara Joan Deckard, 81, of Brownstown, passed away at 12:13 a.m. Friday at her residence.

Barbara was a member of the Brownstown Christian Church. She was a 50-year member of the Beta Mu Psi Iota XI of Brownstown.

She was a homemaker. Barbara graduated from Ellettsville High School in 1951. She dearly loved and enjoyed IU basketball and the Indiana Pacers. She had been a bookkeeper at the Monroe County Courthouse and had been a receptionist for Boeing in Kansas, and was a partner in Deckard Petroleum Distribution (Marathon) in Brownstown from 1970 through 1980. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed sewing and piece quilting, traveling and spending time with her family.

Born Jan. 7, 1933, in Heltonville, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Blackwell and Alice Gwin Blackwell. On Dec. 26, 1954, at the Ellettsville United Methodist Church, she married James David Deckard, who preceded in death July 17, 2003. Survivors include a son, Jay Deckard of Brownstown and wife, Jody, who served as Barbara’s care giver in her final months; a brother, Garreth (Ann) Blackwell of Ellettsville; twin grandchildren, Dusty and Deah Deckard; several nieces and nephews; and cousins, Wally Stewart of Bloomington and Paul Stewart of North Carolina.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by; a brother, Morris Blackwell; Freeda and Clarence Stewart, who raised Barbara after the death of her parents; and a cousin, Glen Stewart.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Brownstown Christian Church with Steve Kehrer officiating. Internment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Brownstown Christian Church with a Psi Iota XI service and from 10 a.m. Monday until time of service at the church. Memorials may be given to the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center and Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

Arrangements are being handled by Zabel Funeral Home of Brownstown.

George G. Johnson

May 20, 1925 — Feb. 8, 2014

George Gordon “G.G.” Johnson was born May 20, 1925, in Bedford, to George W. Johnson and Catherine Ehringer Johnson.

He attended schools there and served in the United States Navy, discharged as Torpedoman Second Class.

In 1946, he married Lucille M. Tincher. They were members of the First Church of God in Bedford, where he served as teacher, Board of Trustees member, song leader, choir director and capitol fund director. He was Rotary Club president and a member of the Lawrence County Rescue Squad.

G.G. was an aircraft owner and pilot. He was a draftsman and tool and die engineer, business owner, beloved father, trusted friend and man of God.

George and Lucille moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1974.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; his parents; his “Honey Doll” Lucille; and his grandson, Travis.

He is survived by his daughters, Pastor Janet Pace (Ray) and Marsha Fish, both of Glendale; four grandchildren, Marty Webb (Stacey) and Julia Solmes, Jason Fish (Christine) and Brianne Fish; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Sophia Webb; his brother, Robert of Sun City; and his sister, Phyllis Koontz (Raymond), of Normal, Ill.

Family suggests Memorial contributions in George’s memory to Hospice of Arizona at 19820 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 130, Phoenix, Ariz., 85027.

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on March 1 at Glencroft Retirement Center Auditorium 8611 N. 67th Ave. Glendale, Ariz.

Friends may offer online condolences at www.wickenburgfuneralhome.com.

William Leroy “Willie” McKinley

Nov. 26, 1941 — Feb. 13, 2014

William Leroy “Willie” McKinley, 72, of Solsberry, passed away Thursday February 13, 2014, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 26, 1941, in Greene County, Indiana, the son of Robert Leroy and Irene (Hoke) McKinley.

Willie worked as a excavator for Reith-Riley, Rollison’s and Hudsons excavating. He was a member of the Worthington VFW, the operators union #841. He was an avid barrel racer, flag racer and enjoyed trail riding and coon hunting. He loved going to the basketball games of his grandchildren and nephew.

Surviving relatives include his children, Lora McKinley Craig (Ed) of Solsberry, Cara McKinley of Bloomington and Corey McKinley of Solsberry. He has four grandchildren, Ashley Burch of Springville, Paul Schulz (Alexis) of Terre Haute, Jennifer Schulz of Terre Haute and Paisley McKinley of Solsberry; one great grandchild, Masen Hall of Springville; one brother, Wallace McKinley of Bloomfield; three sisters, Connie Frye, Joy Yoho both of Bloomfield and Cindy Jett of Sullivan; one stepbrother, Richard Ellett of Carlisle and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will follow at Bingham Cemetery in Solsberry.

The family wishes any donations be made to the Bingham Cemetery in care of Jenkins Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.


Betty Irene Brand

July 15, 1931 — Feb. 12, 2014

Betty I. Brand went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, after living a full 82 years of life.

She was born July 15, 1931, to Albert and Arlene (Hillenburg) Lucas in Brown County, Ind. She married Bicel F. Brand on February 11, 1950.

She worked as a final and relief inspector for RCA in Bloomington and retired after 35 years of service.

She is survived by one son, Dale (Kristi) Brand of Bloomington; Chris (Cindi) Brand of Mitchell; one brother, Ed (Phyllis) Lucas of Nashville, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Paula Brand of Brooklyn, Michigan; and sister-in-law, Sheila Lucas of Story, Ind. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Brandy Van Hoy, Chance Houchin, Cam Houchin, Brittany Stewart, Heather Brand, Bailey Brand, Alexis Brand and Avery Brand; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bicel; two daughters, Becky Brand and Brenda Houchin; one son, Kevin Brand; one grandson, David Brand; two great-granddaughters; and one brother, Jack Lucas.

Funeral services for Betty will be at noon Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37. The reverends Ken Ransom and Tom Kammell will preside. Pallbearers will be Dale Brand, Chris Brand, Avery Brand, Chance Houchin, Cam Houchin and Stacy VanHoy. Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband, Bicel, in the Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. John R. Lynch

John R. Lynch, 95, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. February 15, 2014 Howard A. Steck Sr. Oct. 16, 1929 — Feb. 12, 2014

Howard Alvin Steck Sr., 84, Bedford, was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., and went to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2014.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and brother.

He is survived by the love of his life, Nettie Steck, who he married April 14,1956; their children, Cheryl (Tom) Bobbs of Bedford, Howard (Cindy) Steck Jr. of Chicago, Ill., Robert (Karen) Steck of Edwardsville, lll., Karen (Jeff) Mead of Belvidere, Ill., David (Nancy) Steck of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Kayla, Robert, TJ, Keeley, Zane, Brian, Kenny, Kevin, Ashley, Rachel, Anthony, Samantha, Jacquelyn, Stephen, Andrew, William and Sam; and great-grandchildren, Daintry, Carter, Camdyn and Jake.

Howard Sr. served in the Navy on submarines, and he was very passionate about the people and the mission behind the Rotary Club, volunteering countless hours for more than 22 years. He loved serving with the Free Methodist Church.

In the early years of his career, he worked in the electronics field and contributed to the development of CT machines. Self-employed, he worked as an entrepreneur in the real estate, epoxy and concrete fields.

His character exuded kindness and loyalty. He was hard-working and integrity-filled. He believed that a handshake was better than a piece of paper. He was known for his dry sense of humor. He loved the Lord, his wife and family and spent countless hours listening to Rush Limbaugh. Dad, you will be missed beyond words!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bedford Free Methodist Church or the Bedford Rotary Club.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

Ernest G. Speer

Jan. 24, 1938 — Feb. 13, 2014

The Rev. Ernest Gerald Speer, 76, of Mitchell passed away at 9:09 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Jan. 24, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hubert Earl and Lois Ellen (Kindred) Speer. He married Barbara Sue Brown July 14, 1956, and she preceded him in death Dec. 12, 2010. His second marriage was to Mona Moore on Feb. 11, 2011.

He was a carpenter and the minister of the Mitchell Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mona Speer of Mitchell; children, Gerald Dean (Cathy) Speer of Mitchell, Diana (Doug) Mitchner of Ellettsville and Ernest Dale Speer of Mitchell; step-children, Dewey Moore of Bedford, James Moore of Virginia, and Joyce Phillips and Kenny Moore, both of Mitchell; grandsons, Jeremy Speer, Justin Speer and Landon Speer; siblings, Gail (James) Connerley of Mitchell, Edward Speer, Juanita Shepperd and David (Janet) Tidd, all of Bedford, and Virginia Wallace of Virginia; brother-in-law, Herman Henderson of Florida; and sisters-in-law, Louise (Kenny) Burton of Bedford and Mareen Speer of Bloomington.

His parents; step-mother, Mary Tidd Speer; and siblings, Wilburn, Everett, Jasper, Edwin, Delbert, and Curtis Speer, Paul, Raymond, Charles and Robert Tidd, Geneva Henderson and Eva Silver, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen and the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Casketbearers: Jeremy Speer, Justin Speer, Landon Speer, Chris Phillips, Cory Kellams and Greg Speer.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 14, 2014 William R. Brown April 10, 1934 — Feb. 8, 2014

William “Bill” R. Brown, 79, of Bedford, died Saturday at his residence.

Born April 10, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William Raymond and Julia Ruth (Owens) Brown. He married Monta Sue Walker on Dec. 22, 1962 and she preceded him in death in 1995.

He was a self-employed insurance agent.

He attended Grace Full Gospel Church and Normanda Christian Church in Tipton.

Survivors include a son, Steven Brown and wife Lynelle of Tipton; two grandchildren, Alex and Lanie Brown of Tipton; two brothers, Ronald of Avoca and Richard Brown of Bedford; a sister, Bonnie George of Ellettsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister, Judie Armstrong.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bill at www.daycarter.com.

Howard A. Steck

Howard A. Steck, 84, Bedford, died at 7:42 p.m. on Wednesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending.

Richard A. Zepeda

Army Specialist Richard Anthony Zepeda, 21, passed away Tuesday at Fort Drum, N.Y. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Thomas E. Stone

Feb. 3, 1937 — Feb. 13, 2014

Thomas E. Stone, 76, of Springville, passed away at his residence early Thursday morning.

He was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Bloomington to Logan and Lillian McLain Stone.

Tom attended University School in Bloomington.

He enjoyed a wide variety of jobs throughout his life. At a very young age he set pins up at a local bowling alley. At Bloomington Packing company he learned his trade as a meat cutter. He worked as a butcher at Eisner’s, Schneiders Meat Market and Hays market. He worked as a security guard at both Fourwinds and later in life at Meadowood. He worked at Indiana vendors and ultimately worked at the Eagles Lodge as a janitor, Club Secretary, and Manager.

Tom also enjoyed being in the outdoors and helped numerous neighbors and friends bush hogging their fields and pastures.

Tom attended Crossroads Community Church on State Road 37 where he was saved and baptized.

On Dec. 19, 1959, he married Ramona A. Helton at his sister’s home in Nashville. He and Ramona renewed their marriage vows in 2009 to celebrate their 50 years of married life together.

Tom is survived by his wife, Ramona Ann Helton Stone of Springville; three sons, Michael E. Stone and Cindi, Thomas B. Stone and Sheila, and Rodney D. Stone and Mary; daughter-in-law, Catherine Ann Stone; three granddaughters, Tiffany Megan, Samantha Ann, and Abigail Marie; sisters, Linda Grow and Gary, Sharon Southern, and Janet Huddleston and Richard; brothers Michael Stone, Harvey Stone and Teresa, and Bill Stone and Cherie; stepbrother, Granville Stone of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Stevens and Patricia Huddleston; and a brother, Donald “Duke” Stone.

Funeral service for Tom will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Crossroads Community Church with the Reverends Ken Ransom and Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery.

Visitation for Tom will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Ernest G. Speer

The Rev. Ernest Gerald Speer, 76, Mitchell, died at 9:09 p.m. Thuursday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. February 13, 2014 Orval T. Hollars March 7, 1918 — Feb. 12, 2014

Orval T. “Doc” Hollars, 95, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born March 7, 1918, in Upton, Ky., he was the son of Leander and Beulah (Bennett) Hollars. He married Helen Chenault in December 1939, and she preceded him in death in May 1993.

He was a machinist and retired from Naval Weapons Support Center-Crane.

“Doc” was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of three Bronze Stars and the Bronze Star Medal.

Surviving are a daughter, Cyndia (Max) Wright of Bedford; son, Terry Hollars of Bedford; grandchildren, Shelli (Steve) Warren, Richard (Christine) Wright, Robbie (Skyla) Hollars, Ronnie Hollars and Rickey (Andrea) Hollars; great-grandchildren, Asheli Bridwell, Katie Wright, Derek Wright, twins Carson and Caleb Wright, Lori Hollars, mother of Miranda Hollars, twins Justin and Dakota Hollars, and Jacob Hollars; and sisters, Margaret Flynn of Oolitic and Lena “Billie” Covey, Kokomo.

His parents; wife; brothers, Edgar Hollars, Andrew Hollars, and Odis Hollars; and sister, Elizabeth New, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 12, 2014 Michael R. Brown May 30, 1974 — Feb. 10, 2014

Michael R. Brown, 39, of Bedford, passed away at 7:21 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health in Bedford as result of an auto accident.

He was born in Bedford on May 30, 1974, to Richard L. “Dick” Brown and Sheila (Farrell) Brown; he was a 1992 BNL High School Graduate, where he was a member of the football team.

Michael was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and the Knights of Columbus in Bedford.

He was currently working in sales for Adventure Media in Bedford and was Assistant Football Coach at BNL High School; he had also coached high school football at Bloomington South, Jeffersonville High School and Providence High School. He was a long time employee at Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Course.

Survivors include his parents, Richard L. “Dick” and Sheila Brown of Bedford; one sister; Johna Jennings and husband Keith of Merritt Island, Fla.; one niece, Kyndal Jennings of Merritt Island, Fla.; his half brother, Scott Hatfield of Bedford; his grandmother, Geneva M. Brown of Bedford; girlfriend and companion, Mandie Ikerd Jones and her children, Averie and Jackson Jones of Bedford; aunts, Bonnie Ingle and Mary Jo (Ralph) Cannedy, all of Bedford, Betty Bullock of Elmhurst, Ill., and Kathleen (George) Zink of Anderson; and uncles, Jim Farrell and Mike (Pat) Farrell, all of Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. A rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Pall Bearers will be Chris Banks, Chris Roberts, Brian Noel, Eric Nicholson, Robert Utley, and Scott Taylor. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Steve Ingle and Terry Isom.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jason Butler Scholarship Fund.

George R. Curren

March 10, 1933 — Feb. 10, 2014

George R. Curren, 80, of Bedford, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday at his residence, with his family by his side.

Born March 10, 1933, in Bedford, he was the son of Sam Curren Jr. and Alma B. (Brown) Curren Vaughan. He married Julia A. York on March 5, 1971, and she survives.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; a U.S. Army Veteran; he worked as a firefighter with the Bedford Fire Dept. for 30 years, retiring Feb. 28, 1990 as assistant chief; he had also worked as a local painter.

He was a member of the Bedford Firefighters Association; a life member of both the American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33 and Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club; he was a Kentucky Colonel and an avid golfer; and a former member of Bedford Eagles, Aerie No. 654, AMVETS and 40 & 8.

Surviving are his wife, Julia A. Curren of Bedford; three daughters, Karlynn (Vern) Curren Allen, Jana Johnson and Michele (fiancé Marty Terry) Curren, all of Bedford; two grandsons, Levi Curren and Luke Preston, both of Bedford; his mother-in-law, Edith York of Bedford; his brother-in-law, Ed Clark of Bedford; and Sadie, his cat.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Curren; one sister, Betty Clark; and a sister-in-law, Carol Curren.

The family gives special thanks to Carla Haycox, nurse, Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Military rites will be accorded by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, White River Humane Society or Lawrence County Patient Services.

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

Audlean Prater

March 30, 1929 — Feb. 10, 2014

Audlean Prater, 85, of Bedford passed away at her residence on Monday.

She was born in Monroe County on March 30, 1929, to Roma & Alice (Deckard) Southern. She had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian TV in Bloomington, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home and the Orange County Jail in the kitchen.

She was a Christian, loving mother and will be missed much.

She had attended New Union Christian Church and First Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Luttrell and husband Perry of Springville and Marcella Sullivan of Springville; grandchildren, Jeremy Sullivan, Justin Sullivan, Brian Luttrell and Lisa Elkins, all of Springville; sisters, her twin Maudlean McNeal of Bedford and Marie Freeman of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gene Southern, and sister, Ruth Eads.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. February 11, 2014 Paul G. Dobson March 1, 1941 — Feb. 9, 2014

Paul Gene Dobson, 72, of Mitchell passed away at 9:53 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 1, 1941, in Shoals, he was the son of Frank and Betty (Norman) Dobson Jr. He married Tracy Sue Terry Feb. 27, 1982.

He retired from Naval Weapons Support Center-Crane.

Paul graduated from Shoals High School in 1959 and was a member of the Shoals Christian Church.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Tracy Dobson of Mitchell; children, Cheryl Lynn (Bob) Pickel of Shoals and Brian (Kim) Fults of Mitchell; his mother, Betty Dobson, Shoals; grandchildren, Brianne (Brett) Mosier, Brennan Fults and Braeden Fults; and siblings, Ralph (Anne) Dobson of Donalsonville, Ga., Rick Dobson of Shoals and Cheryl (Ray) Norris of Loogootee.

His father; son, Curtis Lee Dobson; and grandson, Matthew Pickel, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Marc Fields officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Brian Fults, Brennan Fults, Braeden Fults, Brett Mosier, Danny Reynolds, Jack Tyree, and Jeff Tyree.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Robert H. Boling

March 25, 1938 — Jan. 31, 2014

Robert H. “Bob” Boling, 75, of Sanibel, Fla., passed peacefully on Jan. 31, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Bedford, to the late Lois Hobson Boling and Harrell L. Boling.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Judy Kern Boling; two daughters, Sherry (Doug) Stewart and Lisa (Brad) Long, both of Greenwood; five grandchildren all of Greenwood; two brothers, John (Carmen) Boling of Bloomington and Mike (Emilie) Boling of Jacksonville, Fla.; one aunt, Katherine Mathews; his sister-in-law, Linda Kern Smith and husband R. L. (Bud) Smith and and several cousins, all of Bedford; one brother-in-law, Jerry Kern (formerly of Bedford) of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bob grew up in southern Indiana enjoying basketball, baseball, tennis and singing. He graduated from Shawswick High School and Purdue University. He was commissioned as 2nd Lt., through the ROTC program and served two and a half years of active duty.

He retired from Indiana Bell.

A memorial service was Feb. 8 at Sanibel Community Church. There will be an additional service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Christian Church in Greenwood.

Memorial gifts have been suggested to the General Legacy Fund at the Sanibel Community Church or Hope Hospice.

Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.

Frances F. Davis

Oct. 29, 1935 — Feb. 7, 2014

Frances Faye “Boomer” Davis, 78, Franklin, died at 2:28 p.m. on Friday at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John H. and Flora M. (Hughes) Duncan. She married Phillip R. Davis on July 7, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1990.

She graduated from Bedford High School and the Indianapolis General Hospital Nursing Program in 1957.

She retired in 1998 from Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin as a registered OB nurse after 38 years of service.

She was a member of St. George Lutheran Church in Edinburg and enjoyed spending time with family, crocheting and IU basketball.

She is survived by her beloved dog, Emma; two daughters, Karen (James) Pease of Franklin and Brenda Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, Michael (Kathy) Davis and Kevin (Melody) Davis, all of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Grover “Bud” Duncan.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. George Lutheran Church, 10931 S. 600W, Edinburgh, with Pastor John Kost officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday, all at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Lutheran Church.

The Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael R. Brown

Michael R. Brown, 39, Bedford, died on Monday as result of an auto accident. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Audlean Prater

Audlean Prater, 85, Bedford, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

George Curren

George Curren, 80, Bedford, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. February 10, 2014 Rick D. King Jan. 21, 1961 — Feb. 8, 2014

Rick Dean King, 53, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Jan. 21, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Roger and Evelyn (Passmore) King.

He was a welder and mechanic, and he was a 1979 graduate of Mitchell High School. Rick attended North Lawrence Vocational School and was a professional painter.

He loved to spend time with his daughter and granddaughters.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mushroom hunting.

Rick was inducted into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.

Surviving are a daughter, Jessica L. King and son-in-law David Weaver of Bedford; his mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Robert Newport of Clay City; granddaughters, Madison King Weaver and Olivia Mae Weaver; siblings, Shelly (Tony) Terrell of Huron, Jeff (Shelly) King of Heltonville; Debbie (Connie) King of Huron, Cheryl (Ron) Bewley of Patricksburg and Greg King of Huron; six nieces; three nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and his significant other, Cindy Reynolds of Mitchell.

His father, paternal grandparents, Roy and Louise King, and maternal grandparents, Lydia and James Passmore, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen, and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Helen M. O’Neal

Aug. 23, 1929 — Feb. 8, 2014

Helen Marie O’Neal, 84, of Oakland City, formerly of Orleans, passed away on Saturday evening at her residence.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1929, in Bedford, the daughter of Charles O. and Lela Faye (Selby) McBride. She was the widow of Earl O’Neal, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1953.

She was a member of the Class of 1947 of Orleans High School.

She is survived by one son, Charles (Gwen) O’Neal of Spencer; two daughters, Debra (William) Woods of Oakland City, and Jane Ann O’Neal (Roger Asbury) of West Baden Springs; one sister, Mary Jane Jones of Orleans; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents, husband, one son, Jerry Wintworth and one great -grandson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

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

Paul Dobson

Paul Dobson, 72, Mitchell, died Sunday morning at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. February 09, 2014 W. Judith Tindall

Dec. 15, 1931 — Feb. 3, 2014

W. Judith Tindall, 82, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Monday in Jacksonville.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Tindall; her parents, Lionel (Loniel) Robertson and Zella Alice Spoonmore Robertson; sisters, Phyllis Robertson Fry and Roseanne (Randy) Robertson Maloney; brother, William Lonnie (Bill) Robertson; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Smith Robertson and Patricia Bailey Robertson; and brothers-in-law, Ray W. Fry, Cy Maloney Jr. and Allen L. Harp.

Judy is survived by her daughter Luanne René Tindall Wilbur and husband Paul of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandsons, Nathan Wilbur and wife Malkie of Jacksonville and Joel Wilbur and wife Sharon of California; great-grandson Caleb of Jacksonville; a brother, Don Robertson and wife Virginia of Carmel; and sisters, Sara Harp of Oolitic, Brenda Stewart and husband Dewey of Mooresville and Pat Robertson and husband Mark Zacharias of Ellettsville. Judy is also survived by many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Jacksonville at Crossroad church, where she was a member and volunteer.

Her cremains will be returned to Bedford in the spring where she will be interred with her beloved husband, Bob. A memorial service will be held at this time.

Robert L. Lacey

Sept. 4, 1938 — Feb. 6, 2014

Robert Lee Lacey Sr., 75, of Orleans, died on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, IN.

He was born on September 4, 1938, in Connersville, Indiana, the son of Leroy and Viola (Levi) Lacey.

He married Joyce Ann Lacy on March 12, 1960, and she preceded him in death.

He worked on a dairy farm for John Tarr and Loyld Chadwell and was a farmer and mechanic for many years. He enjoyed dancing, fast cars and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Sylia Way (Robert) of Mitchell, and Rebecca Vanmeter (Richard) of Mitchell; one son, Robert Lacey Jr. (Angie) of Orleans; companion, Mildred Fields of Orleans; three brothers, Donnie Earl Lacy, Roger Dean Lacy, Richard Cook; two sisters; Betty Collins, Beverly Leadingham; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters and two children in infancy.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. February 08, 2014 Georgia Ruth Vest April 8, 1926 — Feb. 7, 2014

Georgia Ruth Vest, 87, of Springville passed away at 6:13 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born April 8, 1926, in Thompson, Ark., she was the daughter of George W. and Grace (Stufflebean) Wilkins. She married Marion (Buddy) Vest on Oct. 21, 1943 and he preceded her in death.

Ruth was a homemaker and loved making quilts for people. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren dearly.

She was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie Rainbolt of Oolitic, Carolyn (Bill) McDonald of Mitchell and Christy (Rob) Poole of Springville; one son, Marvin (Charlotte) Vest of Bloomington; two sisters, Joyce (Dwain) Vineyard and Loyce (Leo) Rigdon; 14 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, William, Dewey and Donald; two sisters, Annabelle and one in infancy; a son-in-law, Dale; and one great-granddaughter, Hannah.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Popcorn Christian Church with Dee Kinman officiating. Burial will follow in the Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ruth at www.daycarter.com. February 07, 2014 Jane E. Sykes Feb. 19, 1946 — Feb. 4, 2014

Jane E. Sykes, 67, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1946, in Bedford, the daughter of Marie Miller. She married Chester Leroy Sykes and he preceded her in death

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly Pannell (Scott) of Bloomington, Jeannie Blackwell (Cecil) of Mitchell, and Shelly Johnson (Robert) of Bedford; six sons, Leon Sykes (Terri) of Springville, Dennis Sykes, Raymond Sykes (Wanda), and Ernie Sykes (Marta), all of Bedford, Jason Sykes (Renee) of Oolitic, and Nathan Sykes (Crystal) of Bedford, seven sisters, Bonnie Hughes, Merle Hughes, Karen Parker, Carolyn Harrison, Diane Lake, Rozella, Sons, Vera Glasgow, and Marvetta Baker; two brothers, Randy Lake and Davey Lake; and  several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her husband; mother; and one brother, Donnie Watson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at The First Apostolic Church, 201 W. Warren St., Mitchell, with Pastor Robert Burton officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mundell Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church from 11 a.m. until the service.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Terri J. Stevens

Terri Jean Stevens, 56, passed away at 5:01 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 17, 1957, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Morris “Keith” and Betty “Mer” Ann (Grabey) Stevens.

Terri was a retired supervisor of the Indiana University Library food court.

Surviving: daughter, Brianna Jo Oakley of Mitchell; brothers, Bryan Stevens  and Steve Corbin, both of Mitchell;  grandson, Nikolas Oakley;  nieces, Nicole “Nikki” Corbin and Ashley Corbin (Matt Higgs), all of Mitchell, and Courtney Thompson (Jeff) of Bloomington; nephew, Steven Corbin of Mitchell;  great-nieces, Madison “Thumper” Corbin and Haylee Higgs, both of Mitchell; and great-nephew, Kyle Thompson of Bloomington.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 06, 2014 Jane E. Sykes Feb. 19, 1946 — Feb. 4, 2014

Jane E. Sykes, 67, Bedford, died at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday  at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Apostolic Church, Mitchell. Burial will be  at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mundell Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.  Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials: Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. February 05, 2014 Cecil J. Hughes May 1, 1943 — Feb. 2, 2014

Cecil J. Hughes, 70, of Bedford passed away Sunday at University Hospital in Indianapolis from complications following a liver transplant.

Cecil was born May 1, 1943, in Bloomington, the son of Cecil E. Hughes and Sylvia (Mobley) Hughes Blackwell.

Cecil served in the United States Navy. He retired from NSWC Crane in 1997.

Cecil had a sense of humor that kept all who knew him laughing. He will be greatly missed for his wit and his unique sense of humor.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Elise Hottel; two daughters, Kelley Hughes and Dyan Higgins (Sam); three grandchildren Brendan, Jordan and Alyssa Higgins; one sister, Loretta Horton and brother-in-law Dale Horton; and nieces and nephews Rick Horton (Karen), Heidi Horton, Haley Horton, Sylvia Franklin and Brittany Bradley (Daniel).

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Mobley Blackwell, father, Cecil E. Hughes, and nephew, Robert “Bobby” Horton.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Allen Funeral Home with Richard Borden officiating.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Redsky Rescue, 8305 W. Co. Rd. 150 N. Medora, or the IOPO Foundation (Indiana Organ Procurement Organization).

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Robert F. Edinger

March 13, 1930 — Feb. 4, 2014

Robert Foster Edinger, 83, of Bedford passed away surrounded by his loving family early Tuesday morning at his home on River Bluff Road.

Robert was born March 13, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Edward Ferdinand and Gladys Marie (Rechel) Edinger. Robert and his parents moved to Bedford, and he graduated with the Class of 1948 from Bedford High School. After high school, Robert moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he did volunteer work at the headquarters of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

While in New York, he met his beloved wife, Marie Louise Maguire and they were married on Nov. 17, 1951.

Brother Edinger was a longtime minister of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bedford and Mitchell. He also was owner and operator of Edward Edinger Stone Company of Bedford until its closing in 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Louise Edinger, to whom he was devoted in life for 62 years; a daughter, Faith Marie Spicer and husband Ray of Bedford; a son, Robert Edinger of Bolivia; a grandson, David Dylan Edinger of Bolivia; a great-grandson Raymond Foster Lee of Bedford; and a great-granddaughter, “His little life,” Raven Elizabeth Lee, who would call him “Popie;” and they both would respond that they “loved each other too much”.

Brother Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Melody Joy Prow in 2013; and a brother, Edward Edinger.

Because of Brother Edinger’s love of his family they knew there was nothing that he wouldn’t do for them. He had a great love of the outdoors and camping. He took pride in telling people he was from “the Limestone Capital of the World,” and enjoyed surveying this capital in his yellow Model A coupe, more often than not, with family along to enjoy the drive. Most paramount in his life was his love of his Heavenly Father Jehovah, whose memory he is assuredly in.

Visitation for Brother Edinger will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Funeral rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mitchell. There will be visitation at the Kingdom Hall from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday.

Donald Abner

May 19, 1934 — Feb. 3, 2014

Donald “Butch” Abner, 79, Bedford, died at 4:09 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Donor’s choice.

Jane E. Sykes

Jane E. Sykes, 67, Bedford, died at 4:47 p.m. on Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

Cecil E. Emmons

Funeral service for Cecil E. “Bud” Emmons, 67, Bedford, who died Sunday, have been moved to Friday because of the weather.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick with calling from 9 a.m. until the service.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Shoals. February 04, 2014 Susan M. Busch April 28, 1961 — Feb. 2, 2014

Susan M. Busch, 52, of Bedford passed away at 6:31 a.m. on Sunday in Bedford.

Born April 28, 1961, in Elkhart, she was the daughter of William Jeffrey Busch and Kolena Kay (Harrison) Busch Armstrong.

She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School. She was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple. She was an avid collector of family pictures and enjoyed doing beadwork with her mother.

Surviving are her parents; her stepfather, Larry Armstrong; her stepmother, Rosalie Busch; two sons, Mark William Harrison Busch and Ty Daniel York; one sister, Patricia Ann Busch Mabrey and husband Matt Mabrey; grandchildren, Kaden Busch, Jaden Busch, Mercedes Busch, Ashleigh Kellams, Xavier Vanmeter, Jasmine York and Jordan York; nieces and nephews, Elijah “Shorty” Langley, Jerrod Langley, Asia Rishforth, Chloe Langley, Keaton Hutchens, Ashley Hutchens, Meagan Mabrey and Emilee Susanne Mabrey; grandfather, Mike Kosich; father of her children, Marc York; previous husband, Mike Bailey; and the love of her life, her dog, Turbo.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlotte Lewis, Noble Harrison, Jack and May Busch, and Kay Kosich; her best friend, Danny Busch; and husband, Tookie Scott.

She was dearly loved by all of her family.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Jack D. Kelley

Jan. 25, 1933 — Feb. 1, 2014

Jack D. Kelley, 81, of Mitchell went to be with his Lord at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 25, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Harlon and Mary Virginia (Clark) Kelley. He married Joan Rose Reed on Aug. 25, 1951, and she preceded him in death in June 1981. He later married Delema Renie (Shaw) Ryan on Feb. 19, 1989, and she survives.

He was a former employee at Bedford Foundry and retired from General Motors after 32 years of service as a journeyman sheet metal worker.

 He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Delema Renie of Mitchell; two sons, Brian Kelley and wife Nancy of Avoca and Ryan (Sully) Sullivan and wife Julie of Bedford; three daughters, Patricia Elmore and husband Gary of Louisville, Marybeth Jenkins and husband Darryl of Bedford and Joellen Hudson and husband Doyle of Oolitic; nine grandchildren, Jodi (Kelley) Sproull and husband Tim, Jana (Kelley) Morales and husband Joe, Tina Sullivan Denesha and husband Marty, Gina Sullivan, Trish Lackey and husband Mark, Natalie Armbrister and husband Ben, Elizabeth Hudson, and William and Brian Elmore; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Joan Wubben and husband Bob of Springville, Norma Mikels of Springfield, Mo., Beverly Fletcher and husband Larry of Mississippi and Rebecca Goss of Springville; one brother, Stanley Kelley of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a daughter, Diane Rose Kelley; a sister, Vera York; and a brother, William “Bill” Kelley.

Funeral service will be at noon on Thursday at Life Tabernacle in Springville with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at Life Tabernacle.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jack at www.daycarter.com.

L. Curtis Gilstrap

June 2, 1956 — Feb. 2, 2014

Leslie Curtis “Curt” Gilstrap, 57, of Orleans passed away at 1:21 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born June 2, 1956, in Bedford, he was the son of Leo and Marion (Rocek) Gilstrap. He married Susie D. Taylor March 19, 1983.

Curt had been employed at CPI, Paoli Inc., and Cook Inc.

He graduated from Orleans High School in 1974. He attended University of Louisville on a full basketball scholarship and played for Denny Crum, and was voted the most valuable player his freshman year. He played basketball for Charles Traften at Oakland City University and graduated in 1978. He became a member of the Alaska Northern Knights professional basketball team.

Curt was rich in friends and was poor in nothing. He loved being outdoors and helping everyone in every way his body would allow. His true loves were his wife of 31 years and his three precious granddaughters. He was big in stature and heart. His heart was bigger than his body.

Surviving: wife, Susie Gilstrap of Orleans; sons, Corey Gilstrap and fiancée, Stephanie of Mitchell and Jordan Cain and his wife, Kelly Gilstrap of Orleans; his mother, Marion Gilstrap of Orleans; grandchildren, Kelsey Ann, Kaitlyn Brooke, and Kacey Jean; brother, Steven Gilstrap of Orleans; sister, Rachel Wildman and husband Ralph of Orleans; brother, David Gilstrap of Orleans; parents-in-law, Leroy and Eleanor Taylor of Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Jack Taylor and wife Jeanette and Mark Taylor and his wife Peggy of Orleans; sister-in-law, Patty Cottengain and husband Roger of Bloomington; aunts, Mickey Doub of Mitchell and Theresia Gilstrap of Orleans; several nieces, nephews, and cousins

His father, Leo Gilstrap; daughter-in-law, Dana Brooke Gilstrap; maternal grandmother, Leona Rocek; and several uncles and aunts preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in the Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Unity Hall.

Casketbearers: sons, Corey and Cain Gilstrap; Mike McClintic, Gary McClintic, Bill Dickerson, Russ Neuman, Nick Owen, and Rick Van Meter.

Memorial Gifts: Curt Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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

Paul Arther Mills

April 4, 1943 — Feb. 2, 2014

Paul Arther Mills, 70, of Orleans passed away at 11:39 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born April 4, 1943, in Orange County, he was the son of Clarence C. and Roberta Mae (Moffatt) Mills.

Paul was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his children, Teresa (Jack) Houston of Paoli, Penny Louise (Jason) Metcalf of Texarkana, Texas, Paul David (Tina) Mills of Mitchell, Scott Stickney of Florida and April Dawn Mills, Marana, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

His parents; daughter, Paula Sue Mills; brothers, Robert Mills, and Phillip Mills; and sister, Mildred Kemple, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jackie Munson officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 03, 2014 Cecil E. Emmons Dec. 29, 1946 — Feb. 2, 2014

Cecil E. “Bud” Emmons, 67, of Bedford passed away at 2:50 a.m., on Sunday at Rex Robley Veterans Hospital in Louisville.

Cecil was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Shoals, to Cecil and Dorothy (Tuell) Emmons.

Cecil had previously worked in Jackson, Miss., at Sewell Plastics and at Frito Lay.

He was a member of American Legion in Indianapolis and also the Disabled American Veterans .

He is survived by his loving companion, Roberta Tow of Bedford; daughter, Julie Christine Emmons of Bloomington; son, Maurice Edward Emmons of Paoli; sisters, Phyllis Jean Gomez of Orleans, Rowena Kay Spurgeon of West Baden, and Norma Gertrude Dunn of Paoli; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Paul Emmons; and sister, Mary Ellen Emmons.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at T.L Pinnick Mortuary, French Lick, with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday and again from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, Evansville.

Online condolences can be made online at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

Allen Kent Graves

April 9, 1940 — Feb. 1, 2014

Allen Kent “Buzz” Graves, 73, Danville, passed away Saturday at home with his family by his side.

Born on April 9, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Herman and Juanita Brown Graves. Buzz graduated from Shawswick High School, Lawrence County, in 1959. He married Myra Faye Butler in 1960.

He retired from the Indiana State Police in 1985. He loved restoring antiques, building furniture, hunting and fishing.

Buzz was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 653, Plainfield; American Legion, Danville; and Fraternal Order of Police.

Survivors include his wife, Myra Faye Graves; daughters, Deanna K. Westhead (Doug) of Plainfield, and Christy A. Chalfant (Wade) of Danville; grandchildren, Justin E. Westhead, Austin M. Chalfant (Kayla), and Whitney K. Westhead; great-grandson, Gannon Michael Chalfant; brothers, Jim Graves (Barbara) of Bedford and Neil Graves (Sue) of Goshen; sister-in-law, Sue Graves; brother-in-law, Joe Reed; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; brother, Donald Graves; and sisters, Janice Reed and Betty (Cliff) Victory, preceded him in death.

Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield, is in charge of the arrangements. All services will be private with the Rev. A. J. Cox and friend, Rex Parker officiating. They are with the Cloverdale Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers and donations, Buzz has asked that you help a family member, friend or neighbor in need.

Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com.

Louis Goodman

Louis A. Goodman, 90, of Bedford passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday at his home.

The son of Elmer and Golda (Gardner) Goodman, he was born in Bloomington. He graduated from Bloomington High School.

Louis served as a medic in the U.S Army during World War II in France and Germany. Following his service in the Army, he worked at RCA in Bloomington and at Crane in Quality Control until his retirement.

He enjoyed bowling, golfing and carpentry. He was a member of Victory Community Church in Bedford.

He is survived by his wife of nearly three years, L. Carole Goodman; one brother, Paul (Anna Mae) Goodman of San Fernando, Calif.; nieces, nephews, and three stepchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Goodman; one sister, Mary Jean Nessl; and his wife of many years, Jane Goodman.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Aaron Levering, officiating. Interment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from noon until the service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sharon Sue McCullough

Jan. 4, 1951 — Jan. 31, 2014

Sharon Sue McCullough, 62, of Oolitic, died Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 4, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Roy and Rosemary (Browning) Chapman. She married Leonard E. McCullough on Aug. 23, 1980, and he survives.

She had worked in janitorial services for Dunn Hospital and Citizens National Bank.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard of Oolitic; a daughter, Leslie Dawn McCullough of Oolitic; three brothers, Steven Chapman of Oolitic, Rick Chapman of Mitchell and Randy Chapman of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Orleans with Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Sharon at www.daycarter.com.

Jack D. Kelley

Jack D. Kelley, 81, Mitchell, died at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

L. Curtis Gilstrap

Leslie Curtis “Curt” Gilstrap, 57, Orleans, died  at 1:21 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Paul A. Mills

Paul A. Mills, 70, Orleans, died at 11:39 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. February 02, 2014 Emily Joan Kelty

Nov. 27, 1936 — Jan. 28

Emily Joan Kelty, born in Bedford, Indiana, on November 27, 1936, passed away peacefully in the bosom of her family on January 28, 2014.

Joan is preceded in death by her husband Edward and is survived by her brother Carl “Pudg” Benham; and her children, Jenny (and Matthew) Spampinato, Ellen (and Tony Chilelli) and John (and Julie) Kelty; and seven grandchildren.

A graduate of Bedford High School and holding a nursing degree from Indiana University, Joan moved to Denver in 1958 to work at Children’s Hospital. She soon met the love of her life, Edward Kelty, and they were wed on June 1, 1959, and later settled in their home of 44 years in University Hills.

Joan’s golden years were spent doting on her grandchildren Natalia, Patrick, Brendan, Leanna, Sean, Alexander, and Daniel, and enjoying the good life with her husband of 52 years, Edward.

As an avid Broncos fan, Joan was delighted with their success this year, and spent every Sunday cheering on Orange and Blue with her family.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 2200 S. Harrison St., in Denver.

Contributions may be made to National Jewish Hospital and/or The American Lung Association. Share condolences at HoranCares.com.

Margaret Jane Pruett

Margaret Jane Pruett, age 87 of Highland, IL, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Liberty Village of Maryville in Maryville, IL.

Mrs. Pruett was born in Orange County, Indiana (near Paoli); she grew up there.  Following her marriage, she and her husband had lived in Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, and for over 20 years operated Pruett's Refrigeration Service in Greensburg, IN.  They had retired and lived in Las Vegas for about 3 years; came to the Metro East Area about 1989 and to Highland, IL in 1993.  In her younger years, Mrs. Pruett enjoyed  watching T.V., crocheting, snowmobiling, and travel.  She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

Survivors include : Son - Michael C. (Patricia) Pruett, Wentzville, MO, Son - James E. (Mimi) Pruett, Greensburg, IN, and Son - John W. (Laura) Pruett, Highland, IL.

She was preceded in death by: Father - Clyde Lingle Kirby, Mother - Faye Agnes Kirby nee Mattox, Husband - Cecil L. Pruett died 12/17/2001, and Sister - Frances Condra.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 03, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, February 04, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 04, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, with Rev. Dr. Beverly Wilkes Null and Chaplain Mike Allen officiating. 

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Hope United Methodist Church or VNA TIP Hospice.

20 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Obituaries – December 2014

December 31, 2014 Robert L. Abel Jr. July 26, 1950 — Dec. 27, 2014 Robert Lee Abel Jr., 64, of Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at his residence. Born July 26, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of

Obituaries – November 2014

November 30, 2014 Walter D. Chastain Walter D. Chastain, 77, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Graveside

Obituaries - October 2014

October 31, 2014 David Jones Sr.  Sept. 27, 1946 — Oct. 30, 2014 David R. Jones Sr., 68, Bedford, passed away at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health, Bedford. Born Sept. 27, 1946, in

Comments


bottom of page