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Obituaries — February 2016

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

February 29, 2016 Michael Owen Ranstead

Aug. 8, 1945 — Feb. 27, 2016

Michael Owen Ranstead, of Bedford, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at home following a three-year hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.

He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Fort Riley, Kan., the son of Miriam and Dr. Owen Ranstead. He married Nancy A. Solomon on Feb. 14, 1986 and she survives.

He graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis and later earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan College in Marion.

He was employed at Jenn-Air in Indianapolis for 27 years. He retired after 14 years of service from Cook in Bloomington. He owned My Accountant Tax Service from 1997 until 2015. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Bedford; a son, Ethan Solomon of Indianapolis; a daughter and granddaughter, Tiffany and Hadley Solomon of Bedford; two brothers, Matthew Ranstead and wife Eileen of Hoschton, Ga., and Martin Ranstead and wife Annie of Martinville, La.; one niece and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Myles (in infancy).

Services are to be private.

He was a member of the White River Humane Society. The family requests that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the humane society or the American Cancer Society.

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

William Theodore Hill

May 14, 1938 — Feb. 26, 2016

William Theodore Hill, 77, born May 14, 1938, in Springville, passed away at MRMC in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 25, 2016.

William (Bill) worked with Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell as Tool and Die Maker and prior to retirement was Executive Vice President of Operations at Curtis Coach. Bill was son to Ransom E. Hill and Mary Francis Stewart; brother to Robert F. Hill; loving husband to Bessie E. Stigall; loving father to Christopher Allen Hill, Chad William Hill, Ernest Lee Hill and Debra Ann Peters; and loving Papaw to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

May God Bless and hold Him in our hearts forever. February 28, 2016 Rebecca Renee Crozier

May 17, 1982 — Feb. 22, 2016

Rebecca Renee Crozier, 33, of Bloomington, passed away February 22, 2016, as the result of a car accident. Born May 17, 1982, in Ft. Worth, Texas, she was the daughter of Thomas L. Crozier and the late Kay Anna Crozier.

Survivors include her father, Thomas L. Crozier of Bedford, one sister, Heather Crozier (Charles Randle), and niece Savanna Randle, all of Solsberry; her grandmothers, Mary Crozier of Bedford, and Sharon Couch of Spencer, her fiance, Herschel Sparks Jr. of Bloomington, her uncle, Mark Couch of Spencer, and several other uncles, aunts, cousins. Rebecca was preceded in death by her mother Kay Anna Crozier, and grandfather, Jerry Crozier. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Dive Cemetery in Lawrence County. Pastor Aaron Strunk will preside. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, is handling arrangements. Memories of Rebecca and condolences may be made to the family at www.thefuneralchapel.net. February 27, 2016 Edward Horner

Nov. 5, 1921 — Feb. 25, 2016

Edward Horner, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Nov. 5, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Fastie (Wilcox) Horner. He married Katherine Crawford on Feb. 26, 1945; and she survives.

He was a member of Pinhook Christian Church. He was an avid coon hunter, fisherman, and mushroom and ginseng hunter.

Edward was a World War II Veteran where he served in the Army Air Corps. While stationed in Galapagos Island, he cooked dinner for Eleanor Roosevelt.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Katherine; two daughters, Linda (Phil) New, of Bedford, and Marsha (Jack) Silvers, of Bedford; one son, Brian (Tammy) Horner, of Paris Crossing; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael and John Horner; two sisters; one brother; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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

Mary Wilma Elkins

Mary Wilma Elkins, 90, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Bedford, died Thursday, Feb. 25. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Hindman Funeral Services in Hindman, Ky. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pigman Cemetery in Pinetop, Ky. Arrangements by Hindman Funeral Service, Hindman, Ky.

William Theodore Hill

William Theodore Hill, 77, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, Feb. 25. No service or visitation are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by The Neptune Society in Florida. February 26, 2016 Stacey Amel Kern

May 4, 1970 — Feb. 24, 2016

Stacey Amel Kern, 45, passed away at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Freedom.

Born May 4, 1970, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Amel K. and Candace Kay (Doub) Kern.

Stacey had been employed ten years as a lineman in Michigan, and was a 1988 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include his daughter, Stacia Kern of Bedford; grandson, Kaysin Kern; father, Amel Kern of Williams; brother, Cory Kern of Mitchell; and grandmother, Maxine “Mickey” Doub of Mitchell.

His mother (Aug. 1, 2008); and grandparents, Jack Doub and Kenneth and Maeda Kern, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be at a later date in Bryantsville Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 25, 2016 Ray Lee Jackson

Jan. 2, 1931 — Feb. 23, 2016

Ray Lee Jackson 85, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington, surrounded by his family.

Born on Jan. 2, 1931, he was the son of Byrd and Esther Jackson. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1950. He married Marilyn E. Johnson on Sept. 29, 1950, and she survives.

He retired from Indiana Steel and Engineering with over 40 years of dedicated service.

He was a longtime volunteer for the Thornton Memorial Boys Club. He had served as past president and was a member of the LA-OR-MA Shrine Club, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, Scottish Rite, and the Murat Temple.

He was also a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.

He loved to design, watch sports, socialize with friends, and spend time supporting his family.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marilyn; two sons, Jim (Cheryl) Jackson of Bedford and Jeff (Eileen) Jackson of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Cory (Sharra) Reynolds of Fruitland Park, Fla., Melissa (Jared) Gilbert of Mitchell, Casey Burks of Bedford, Logan Jackson of Bedford, Ryeanne Jackson of Columbus, Rachel Jackson of Bloomington, and Brittany Jackson, Isaac Jackson and Tyler Jackson, all of Bedford; and seven great-grandchildren, Hope, Faith and Trinity Reynolds, Carson, Owen and Lola Gilbert and Carter Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Diane.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 from 3-7 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund.

Artman Silvers

Dec. 9, 1928 — Feb. 24, 2016

Artman Silvers, 87, of Bedford, passed away on Feb. 24, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born in Burnside, Ky., on Dec. 9, 1928, to the Rev. Robert Silvers and Bessie (Johnson) Silvers. He married Ruby DeFord Silvers and she preceded him in death.

Artman was a machinist and retired from Bedford Machine Shop, he enjoyed fishing and working on cars and small engines.

Survivors include his children, Roger and Peggy Silvers of Indiana, Frank and Georgia Silvers of Indiana, Robert and Liz Silvers of Indiana, Joann and Edmond Hill of Kentucky, Bobby and Margaret Silvers of Kentucky, and Ron and Sandra Thompson of Indiana; grandchildren, Jessica and Josh Johnson of Indiana, Jason Silvers of Indiana, Aaron Silvers of Indiana, Rick and Michelle Spencer of Indiana, Mark and Esma Good of Kentucky, and Mark and Jennifer Bruin of Kentucky, brothers, Ed and Margie Silvers of Kentucky and George and Joann Silvers of California, and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two children, Patricia and Jerry Silvers, both in Infancy; four sisters; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be on Friday Feb. 26, 2016, at noon at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Martha Lynn White

Aug. 8, 1954 — Feb. 22, 2016

Martha L. White, 61, of Bedford, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 22, 2016, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Martha was born Aug. 8, 1954, in Bloomington, to George H. and Betty Jean (Clark) White. She was a 1972 graduate of Bloomington South High School. Martha’s first job was with Stonebelt, she also worked at Hospitality House in Bloomington, Sherwood Oaks Daycare in Bloomington, and at Sam’s Club in Bloomington.

She was a member of Shiloh Pentecostal Temple in Bloomington.

She loved working puzzles, crocheting, painting, hand crafts, long drives and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Martha is survived by her sister, Gloria (Cecil) Brock of Bedford; one brother, Mark (Deborah) White of Bloomington; six nieces and nephews, David (Amy) Brock, Dennis Brock, Cheryl (Alfredo) Rameriz, Becky (Troy) Lamb, Greg (Roxanne) White and Jeff White; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, with the Rev. Russell Elkins officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, from 2-6 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Shiloh Pentecostal Temple.

You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to Martha’s family at www.allencares.com.

Shawn Dale Crouch

Shawn Dale Crouch, 51, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Bedford, died Thursday, Feb. 18. An intimate celebration of life and ash scattering ceremony will be at a later date. Arrangements by Sauls Funeral Home in Bluffton, S.C. February 24, 2016 Terry Duane Srygler

June 1, 1950 — Feb. 6, 2016

Terry Duane Srygler, 65, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Born June 1, 1950, in Bedford, Terry was the youngest son of Harry T. and Gloria Hope (Colvin) Srygler. Terry was a cheerleader, football player and played trombone at Bedford High School where he graduated in 1968. He later attended classes at Indiana University.

It is rare to meet someone from Bedford who didn’t know Terry. His work in the public, whether at a local pizza place, tending bar, or as a personal trainer, allowed him to meet people from all walks of life. Terry seemed to always have a grin on his face, a twinkle in his eye, a funny joke, and a good story to tell. What he lacked in stature, he compensated with an overabundance of charisma, charm and feistiness. He was one of the best pool players around and an unofficial Jeopardy master.

Terry still held the door for a lady, was a lover of good music, all animals, and of nature. He enjoyed the simple things in life and took pride in his garden, his family, his rugged good looks, and boyish charm.

Terry remained always close with his brothers and partners in crime, brothers, Gary and Gig Srygler, who preceded him in death along with his parents.

His devout feistiness and stubbornness served him well throughout his life, even in his waning months; he was a model of strong will and sheer determination, right up until the end of his journey here on earth.

Terry will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his children, Johnathan Srygler, Terry (Kisti) Srygler, and Dana (Jim) Combs; grandchildren, Mariah Srygler, Eden Srygler, Jake Garland, Alexis Krebbs and Tera and Cody Combs; great-granddaughter, Hazel; nephew Jimmy Srygler; uncle Ron (Joyce) Colvin; sisters-in-law Judy and Peggy (PJ) Srygler; his buddy Duke; and many cousins, close friends and loved ones.

A celebration of life will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the Red Brick at Otis Park in Bedford, a meal will be served.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford handled the arrangements.

John Andrew Burbrink

June 8, 1960 — Feb. 21, 2016

John Andrew Burbrink, 55, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born June 8, 1960, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Robert “Bubbs” and Joan (Fath) Burbrink. He married Kathy Lynn Tolbert Oct. 6, 2001.

John had been employed at General Electric in Bloomington and was currently employed at Airgas.

He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and was a member and treasurer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Lynn Burbrink of Mitchell; stepchildren, Michael (Darlene) Pinnick of Paoli, Christopher (Karrie) Pinnick of Mitchell, and Nicholas (Stephanie) Pinnick of Bedford; stepgrandchildren, Melody, Ryan (Lexie), Brian, Baily, and Kris; step-great-granddaughter, Kaidence; brothers, Steve (Donna) Burbrink of Cold Spring, Ky., and their children, Brendan, Sadie, Noah, Chloe and Shane, and grandson, Carter, and Dave (Tammy) Burbrink of Cold Spring, Ky., and their children, Adam and Emma.

His parents preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. February 23, 2016 Sara Elizabeth Byerly

Oct. 7, 1928 — Feb. 21, 2016

Sara Elizabeth Byerly, 87, of Mauckport, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Mauckport, to the late William Arlen and Delphenia Langdon Wiseman.

She was a retired hairdresser for 50 years and was a member of the Corydon United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, Earl Wayne “Sam” Byerly; and her brother, Joseph L. Wiseman.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda J. Sauerheber (Kenneth) of Bedford; her grandchildren, Kristin L. Sauerheber and Shelby B. Awishes (Tony); and her great-grandchildren, Hannah Streich, Kayla and Jaycee Branham and Connor, Caden and Cameron Awishes.

Funeral service will be at Noon on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Corydon United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. February 22, 2016 Robert Louis Stevens

March 2, 1931 — Feb. 19, 2016

Robert Louis Stevens, 84, of Bedford, died at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at his residence.

Born March 2, 1931, he was the son of Pete and Mable (Humphrey) Stevens. He married Mary Alice Kern on April 21, 1956, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2014.

He was a self-employed house painter. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Silcott and her husband Jerry of Bedford; one son, Bruce Stevens of Bedford; four grandchildren: Chris Stevens and his wife Carrie, Angela Zumhingst and her fiancé Tony Allen, Tina Jones and her husband Aaron, and Brittney Bandy and her companion Matt Webster, all of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Darrian, Alexis, Rebecca, Heather, Sueanne, and Jackson Louis; three great-great-grandchildren, Faith, Justice, and Dallas; and one sister, Nettie Hughes and her husband Don.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Tina Joy; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Old Union Cemetery, with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. February 21, 2016 Richard Carl McGowen

July 13, 1946 — Feb. 18, 2016

Richard Carl McGowen, 69, of Springville, died at 10 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born July 13, 1946, in Unionville, IN, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Zink) McGowen. He married Elham “Lula” Tadros on July 4, 1974, and she survives. He had worked at RCA for twenty-seven years and retired as a dispatcher for Hall Brothers Trucking after fifteen years. He attended Cornerstone Worship Center and loved basketball, football, racing and American history.

Survivors include his wife, Lula, of Springville; two sons, Travis McGowen and wife, Dana, of New Albany, Tyler McGowen and wife, Beth, of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Madelyn Grace, Samuel Lane, Miriam Nagia, Silas Tyler and Benjamin Grey (expected July 5). He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Katherine McGowen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Greg Harvey and Pastor Gereld Flynn officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 22, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Robert Louis Stevens

Robert Louis Stevens, 84, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Old Union Cemetery.

Billy Joe Robertson

Jan. 3, 1964 — Feb. 18, 2016

Billy Joe Robertson, 52, of Bedford, died at 9:03 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016, at IU Health Hospital, Bedford. Born January 3, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Rosemary (Hawkins) Robertson. He had worked in the timber and sawmill industries.

Surviving are his mother, Rosemary Robertson, Bedford; one sister, Debbie Jackson, Indianapolis; one nephew, Travis Howe, Mitchell, and three nieces.

Funeral service will be on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Bryce Liken officiating. Burial will be in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 3 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Barbara Jean ‘Bobbie’ (Parker) Turner

Jan. 19, 1931 — Feb. 15, 2016

Barbara Jean “Bobbie” (Parker) Turner, 85, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016, at home in Austin, Texas.

Born in Bedford, IN, to Charles Lynn and Helen Tofaute Parker on January 19, 1931, “Bobbie” graduated from Bedford High School and attended Indiana University.

A talented self-taught painter and fashion designer, she began designing her own evening gowns at the age of 18. Those timeless designs remain current today. She used her gifted eye for inspired decorating as well, and her cooking skills were legendary. Leaving Indiana in 1972, she worked in Real Estate Office Management, Industrial Business Management, Personnel Management, and Retail Sales, primarily for Maas Bros in Florida and Re-Max in Texas.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Tom Turner.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Turner Hester and husband George in Bryan, TX; her daughter, Kitty Jo Turner Ripley and husband John in Austin, TX; her brother, Dan Parker and wife Eloise in Bradenton, FL; her brother, Dave Parker and wife Susan in Bedford, IN; her grandchildren, Morgan Hester and husband Joel in Colorado Springs, CO, Matthew Hester in Houston, TX, Daniel Ripley, Scott Ripley, and Amy Ripley in Austin, TX; and many nephews and nieces.

We wish to thank the entire team of Hospice Austin for their immediate response and overwhelmingly helpful assistance during Bobbie’s very brief and natural passing. Burial will follow at a later date in Crest Haven Memorial Cemetery in Bedford, IN. Memorials may be made to Hospice Austin; Fisher House Foundation Inc., provider of free accommodations for families visiting injured military in stateside hospitals; or to any charity of choice. February 20, 2016 Richard Carl McGowen

Richard Carl McGowen, 69, of Springville, died Thursday, Feb. 18. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter in Bedford. February 19, 2016 Patricia Ann Garofola-Byers

April 16, 1931 — Feb. 17, 2016

Patricia A. Garofola-Byers, 84, of Bedford, died at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at IU Health, Bedford Hospital.

Born April 16, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clifford and Ruby (Allen) Spicer. She married Phillipp Byers on July 3, 2004, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1949 and had worked for Hooks Drugs and later CVS Drugstore, Bedford, from where she retired. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford.

Surviving are her husband, Phillipp Byers, Bedford; one daughter, Toni (Barry) Hunsaker, Bedford; one son, Clifford Garofola, Bedford; four grandchildren, Susan Garofola, Denver, Colo., Michael Garofola, Portland, Ore., Devin (Drew) Lemke, Bedford and Taylor Melenchuk, Royal Oak, Mich.; and one great-granddaughter, Sadie Camargo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Frank Garofola; and her brother, Buddy Spicer.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call on Sunday, 1-6 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Roy Pace

Oct. 16, 1939 — Feb. 17, 2016

Roy Pace, 76, of Bedford, died at 9:51 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

Born Oct. 16, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Morrell and Ruby (Terrell) Pace. He married Mary Jane Kanis on Dec. 27, 1958, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2012.

He graduated from the Shawswick High School. He had worked for Larry Evans Trucking and retired from the Bedford Police Department in 1988. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Survivors include three sons, Kevin Pace and wife Wanda, of Bedford, Karl Pace of Bellefontaine, Ohio and Jeffrey Pace and wife Bonnie, of Clarksville, Md; seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Chad, Lucas, Carly and Jacob Pace, Misty Daniels-Moody and Christopher Daniels; two great-grandchildren, Ray Moody and Deondre Daniels; a brother, Morrell Pace Jr.; and a sister, Nancy Pace of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, Robert Pace, Everett Mack and Jack Pace; and a sister, Doris Bunch.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the mortuary.

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

Robert L. Bowman

March 30, 1940 — Feb. 17, 2016

Robert L. Bowman, 75, of Bedford, died at 6:26 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born March 30, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frank and Bessie L. (Hicks) Bowman. He married Beulah Ray on June 26, 1959, and she survives.

He retired as a Facilities Director at NWSC Crane. He owned the WGS Radio Ranch for 50 years. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM and was a former member of the Cedar Lodge of Leesville F&AM.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah, of Bedford; two sons, Robert Bowman and wife, Sonya, of Warrensburg, Mo., Stephen Bowman of Bedford; two grandchildren, Kate Hall and husband, Joe, of Pine Bend, Ore., Zachary Bowman of Warrensburg, Mo., and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts and uncles.

Private services are planned with Pastor Kenneth Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Day & Carter Mortuary where masonic services will be conducted at 5:30 p.m.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bryantsville Hunger Relief Fund or the charity of one’s choice. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Virginia R. (Patton) Owen

Virginia R. (Patton) Owen, 80, of Bedford, died Thursday, Feb. 11. No services. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Richard Carl McGowen

Richard Carl McGowen, 69, of Springville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 18, 2016 Emery Dean Jackson

March 18, 1936 — Feb. 16, 2016

Emery Dean Jackson, 79, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at his home with his family after struggling for a month with cancer. Folks can attribute God’s will (as he would) or bad luck for this disease taking his life too soon. In any case, we are grateful for the gifts of his teaching, love, humor, kindness and compassion he generously bestowed on all who met him.

Dean is survived by the love of his life of 60 years, Ollie, who gave him hope, strength and abiding love. He met her at the JayC store in Bedford, and meticulously washed his 2-tone green Chevy before driving the dusty country roads to pick up the most beautiful woman on the planet. They married on the hottest day on record in Aug.12, 1956, with an overflowing crowd of family and friends in witness at Old Union Church in Williams, and set out for Columbus shortly thereafter. Dean and Ollie traveled to many places including and mostly Florida. He always got a kick out of hearing about the Indiana weather — snow, ice and blizzards — while in Florida in January. Dean lived an extraordinary happy life side by side with Ollie.

Dean, with Ollie, raised three children instilling in them their values, grace and goodness. He woke them up each morning with a song, listened patiently to the groaning when he reminded them to make their beds and tucked them in each night. Our family is wealthy beyond all wealth in that Dad (and our mother) provided an abundance of love, laughter, and stability.

Dean’s father died tragically when Dean was only 8 years old. His mother and, in total, nine sisters and brothers built a life together based on Christ, hard work and dedication to each other — a family bond of love so strong nothing, not even death, can break it. Regardless of distance, work or other pressures of life, Dean made sure he and his family never missed a family gathering. He demonstrated his commitment to family through words and actions — an example we should strive to emulate.

Deano’s, a small country store in Ogilville, Indiana, was the name of his life’s dream. Named after Dean + O for Ollie, customers assumed for him the name of Deano and many still call him by that name. He didn’t mind. He enjoyed all of Deano’s customers, neighbors, and employees — a community still “part of the family” today. The crew from Cummins Walesboro plant made Deano’s sandwiches famous. They would come and stand in line for those sandwiches, a side of Ollie’s Pistachio salad, or Gom or whatever Ollie may have put in the slow cooker that morning. Folks would come for miles to buy Dean’s ham loaves. Politicians would come by the store to shake his hand — and Dean would always freely give them his well informed and thoughtful opinions.

Dean was a meat and potatoes man through and through. Beef and noodles, Ollie’s yeast rolls and strawberry jam, and Ollie’s apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream. He loved Ollie’s cooking! A voracious reader, eager to learn, excited about IU basketball and trying new things. In the early 70’s Dean had a mechanically challenged red Volkswagen Beetle. Encouraged by his friends that Volkswagen Beetles were easy to fix, Dean set about taking that bug apart bolt by bolt, piece by piece. Months later, we watched a tow truck back up to the garage and take away the frame and boxes and boxes of parts never to be seen again. Dean laughed about that all the rest of his life.

Dean never met a stranger and could carry on a lively conversation about anything to anyone. Across southern Indiana to Florida, in-between and beyond, he was genuinely interested in everyone and always helped those in need. A warm hug, kind words, lending a hand or bundling up and snow blowing his neighbors sidewalks and driveways — his heart was out there whenever; wherever it was needed. The world has lost a great man who would want us to carry on our lives led by his example. For all those who kept him company before and during his illness, he truly valued your smile, friendship, love, care and concern.

Survivors include his wife Ollie; and children, Deana (Dan) Perry, Jami (Ron) Koenig, and Kent (Gloria) Jackson; grandchildren, Ryan Perry, Paige (Erin) Brown, Sarah (Glendon) Cox, Eli Jackson, and Emma Jackson; great-grandchildren Ella and Avery Brown; sisters Jewell Sweeney, Gloria Ann Kruchten and Myra Shipman; and, as Dean was so very blessed, a large extended family near and dear to Uncle Dean’s heart.

His parents; brothers, Tunis Paul, Wilford, Cloyce, and Gary; sister, Dora Beatrice; and many friends have been waiting in heaven to greet him — and may we feel comfort in knowing that he is hugging, singing, talking, and laughing with good company for eternity.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street, Columbus, with Greg Walker officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to time of service Friday.

Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana served our family well. If you wish, a memorial contribution to this organization will help to carry on their good work.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Jackson family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Herbert R. ‘Junior’ Hutchinson

Jan. 26, 1936 — Feb. 16, 2016

Herbert R. “Junior” Hutchinson, 80, of Leesville passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at 11:05 a.m. at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 26, 1936, to Herbert and Mary (Glover) Hutchinson. Junior married Roslee (Robbins) Hutchinson on Jan. 5, 1956, in Brownstown and she survives.

Junior retired from Regal Beloit in Mitchell in 1998 after 37 years of service, he was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Roslee Hutchinson of Leesville; three daughters, Lyla (Mike) Brown of Leesville, Lisa Kindred of Leesville and Anna Green-Strunk of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Andrea (Zach) Felsher of Leesville, Meagan Kidd of Leesville and Alison Wilson of Leesville; and two sisters, Kathryn Bridges of Leesville and Hazel Lane of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Doyle Hutchinson, Delbert Hutchinson, and David Pruett, and two sisters, Helen Barnett and Martha Cox.

Cremation was chosen. A celebration of his life will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witness, at 6264 Sandpit Road, in Bedford. Family and friends will gather from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Kingdom Hall.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Lawyer

March 10, 1945 — Feb. 16, 2016

James W. Lawyer, 70, of Bedford, died at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born March 10, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Arthur Gene and Mary Ellen (Payton) Lawyer. He married Sue Ella Hobson on March 24, 1974, and she survives.

He was a self-employed businessman and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 25th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog, 1st Brigade. He served in Vietnam from June 1966 to September 1967 with the 1st Cav Division, 25th Infantry. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a member of MENSA, the Bedford Kiwanis Club, Aircraft Owner’s/Pilots Assoc. (A.O.P.A.), Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, Military Vehicles Collector’s Club (M.V.C.C.), 1st Cav’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, Suzi, of Bedford; a son, Troy Lawyer and wife Kelly of Bedford; two grandchildren, Sydney and Isaac Lawyer, both of Bedford; and one sister, Ardis “Jeannie” Vance of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Hope Resource Center or the White River Humane Society.

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

Wilma Jean (Mitchell) Skeen

Wilma Jean (Mitchell) Skeen, 81, of Orleans, died Monday, Jan. 18. Graveside service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Orleans. Arrangements by Chastain Funeal Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Robert L. Bowman

Robert L. Bowman, 75, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Patricia A. (Spicer) Garofola-Byers

Patricia A. (Spicer) Garofola-Byers, 84, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Roy E. Pace

Roy E. Pace, 76, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 17, 2016 Lorene (Etchison) Mitchell

Dec. 5, 1927 — Feb. 15, 2016

Lorene Mitchell, 88, of Oolitic, died at 2:04 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Mitchell Manor.

Born Dec. 5, 1927, in Williams, she was the daughter of Ben and Iva (Williams) Etchison. She married Dale Baker on Sept. 21, 1946, and he preceded her in death. She later married Robert Mitchell on Feb. 15, 1987, and he also preceded her in death.

She retired from Bedford Ford in 1994 and was a long-time member of the Fairview Church of Christ in Mitchell.

Survivors include a son, Pat Baker and wife JoAnn of Texas; two daughters, Toni Hedge and husband Gary of Mitchell, Janie Hill and husband David of Bedford; two stepsons, Gary Mitchell and wife Rhonda of Springville and Terry Mitchell of Oolitic; a stepdaughter, Diana Edwards and husband Anthony of Oolitic; one sister, Marcia Tolbert of Mitchell; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; her second husband; five sisters, Ruby Kinder, Louise Terrell, Marie Mundy, Louella Craig and Lucille Lynch; one brother, Leroy Etchison (in infancy); a son, Mike Baker; and a stepdaughter, Brenda Lambrecht.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Richard Holt and Anthony Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the mortuary.

Carrie Elizabeth (Flynn) Wilson

Aug. 16, 1922 — Feb. 16, 2016

Carrie Elizabeth Wilson, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016, at 8:08 a.m. at Heartland Hospice in Indianapolis.

She was born on Aug. 16, 1922, in Mitchell to Emory Ray Flynn and Josie Allen Flynn. She married Joe Wilson on Sept. 4, 1946, in New Castle, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1947.

She retired from Libby Food Processors in Chicago; she was a former member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Calumet City, Ill.

Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Knott of Bridgeport, Maxine Wagern of Indianapolis and Jean Harris of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Charles Flynn and Elmer Flynn, and a sister, Loretta Patterson.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at noon at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

James W. Lawyer

James W. Lawyer, 70, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 16, 2016 Susanlee Brumfield Hendricks

Nov. 12, 1931 — Feb. 14, 2016

Mrs. Susanlee Hendricks passed away Feb. 14, 2016, at the KBR Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Mitchell, to Clell and Nettie Brumfield.

While raising four children, she attended the Northwest Campus of Indiana University, receiving her degree in education and later went on to complete her Master’s Degree. Her teaching degree spanned 29 years in Merrillville at Salk Elementary School.

After retirement, she and husband Joseph moved to Bloomington, where they doted on their Boston Terriers, Emily and Jake. Three years ago they relocated to Winston-Salem, N.C., to Heritage Woods Independent Living Facility where they enjoyed many good friendships with residents and staff.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Joseph Hendricks. Their four children are Bobette and her husband Michael Hyde, Lynnette and her husband Biff Bradley, Heidi Howard, and Jason Hendricks and life partner Jack Barnes. She has one grandson, Nathan Boles, and a sister, Bobette Grissom and husband Lowell.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Louanne Richmond and Betsy Jane Doversberger, and a brother, Joshua Brumfield.

A memorial service will be held in Mitchell to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White River Humane Society in her name. The address is 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com.

Lorene (Etchison) Mitchell

Lorene (Etchison) Mitchell, 88, Oolitic, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 15, 2016 Harold Eugene Sanders

April 11, 1943 — Feb. 10, 2016

Harold Eugene Sanders, 72, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home.

Born April 11, 1943, in Orange County, he was the son of Arthur and Addie (Starrett) Sanders. He married Rondee Cheryl Quackenbush Sept. 29, 1963.

Harold was a heavy equipment operator and a member of IBW Local 1393. He worked many years at E. L. Myers Electrical. He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and Sons of American Legion Post No. 250.

Harold loved traveling in his motor home, hunting mushrooms, playing cards, and talking with his friends. He and his wife enjoyed counting deer and driving around in the golf cart.

Survivors include his wife, Rondee Sanders of Mitchell; children, Kipp Eugene (Melanie) Sanders of Mitchell and Polly Ann (Ron) Grubb of Mitchell; his little red dachshund boss, Emmy; grandchildren, John Calin Payton, Ethan Payton, Ky Grubb, Addie Grubb, Olivia Sanders, Katie Sanders, Cara Sanders, Ian Austin, and Emily Austin; great-grandchildren, Morgan Lee Grubb, Gunnar Michele Grubb, Karsyn McLaughlin, and Keatyn McLaughlin; siblings, Annis Buchanan of Bloomington, Mary Isom of Bloomington, Lois Hatridge of Colorado, and James (Sharon) Sanders of Petersburg.

His parents; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Renee and John Payton; grandson, Jonah Lee Grubb; and siblings, Arthur Leroy Sanders, Henry Earl Sanders, and Lula Price, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Steven Lynn Evans

Steven Lynn Evans, 64, Bedford, died Friday, Feb. 12. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Dorothy Jane ‘Dot’ (Rogers) James

May 13, 1927 — Feb. 13, 2016

Dorothy Jane “Dot” James, 88, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 13, 1927, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of John I. and Mary (Orem) Rogers. She married George “Corky” James Jr., Dec. 31, 1945, and he preceded her in death April 14, 2013.

Dot graduated from Garfield High School and retired from RCA.

She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and participated in the choir and the ladies guild. She was also a Girl Scout leader, and a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and the Prim Priscillas. In recent years she was a Mary Kay consultant.

Survivors include her children, Rebecca Ann (Richard) McCloud of Bloomfield, Mary Violet (Mark) Gee of North East, Pa., and George Clark (Brenda) James III of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and brother, John (Ila) Rogers of Denham Springs, La.

Her parents; husband; infant daughter, Martha; brother, Art Rogers; and granddaughter, Angela Holtsclaw, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

A memorial service will be conducted by Phi Beta Psi Sorority at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Fund

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

James Scott ‘Jim’ Charles

July 25, 1957 — Feb. 9, 2016

Jim Charles, born in Bedford to Ed and Mary (McClung) Charles, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. at his home in Buddha.

Before a lengthy illness, Jim was an IT operator at Crane Naval base.

Survivors include wife Christie, two daughters, Britta (Brandon) Super of Bedford and Hillary Charles of Buddha; one son, Jamie Charles of Bedford; one granddaughter, Jayda Lundy of Bedford; two sisters, Linda (Carl) Endris of Indianapolis and Donna Charles Kast of Bedford; three brothers, John (Donna) Charles of Indianapolis, Bill (Denise) Charles of Bloomington, and Jeff (Karen) Charles of Bedford; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dive Christian Church.

Anna L. (Dawson) Miskell

Anna L. (Dawson) Miskell, 78, of French Lick, died Saturday, Feb. 13. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Anthony Jay Love

Anthony Jay Love, 57, of Orleans, died Saturday, Feb. 13. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. February 14, 2016 Clarence Russell Clark

Dec. 8, 1929 — Feb. 10, 2016

Clarence Russell “Sandy” Clark, 86, of Bloomington, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 9 p.m. at Copper Trace in Carmel. Born December 8, 1929, in West Baden, he was the son of John Q and Mary B (Cobb) Clark.

He attended Fayetteville High School and was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Korean War. He married Helen M George Fish May 9, 1953. She preceded him in death on December 6, 1992. Sandy retired in 2005 from Car Sales at Stephens Oldsmobile- Honda. He was a member Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and attended Hillcrest Christian Church, while living in Bedford. He was an Honorary Alumni of Johnson University, Knoxville, TN. He was a member of the American Legion Post 18.

Survivors include sons: Ralph “Butch” (Kris) Fish, of Bedford, Robyn (Mary) Fish of Bloomington, Keith (Bonny) Clark of Anderson, Michael (Arnetta) Clark, of Bloomington. Daughters: Sandra (Curt) Sherrill of Bedford and Beth Anne (Larry) McIntyre of Carmel. Grandchildren: Stephanie (Darin) Smithson, of Bedford, John (Erin) Sherrill, of Bedford. Joshua (Chrystal) Fish of Bloomington, Mandy (Justin) Helms of Bloomington. Lindsey (Ed) Siewert of Jeffersonville. Matthew (Jennifer) Fish of Lake Saint Louis, MO. Kyle Clark of Boston, MA, Andrew Clark of Bloomington and Alexander “Alex” Clark of Bloomington. Great-grandchildren: Joe Smithson, of Bedford. Kyler, Reece, Gavin and Miley Sherrill of Bedford. Stella and Lance Siewert of Jeffersonville. Logan Fish and Ethan Brown of Lake Saint Louis, MO. Brothers: Marvin and James E Clark, of Bedford. Sister: Helen Dininger, Sullivan. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers, Gerald, John H., Lester and Joseph Clark. A sister, Edith Benge.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington, IN. Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 with visitation one hour prior to service at the Church. Pastor Tom Ellsworth and Charlie Scott, will officiate. Private entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Hillcrest Christian Church or to the Helen M Clark Preaching Scholarship at Johnson University, Knoxville, TN. February 13, 2016 Kenneth D. Staggs

Jan. 30, 1939 — Feb. 11, 2016

Kenneth D. Staggs, 77, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

Born Jan. 30, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John H. and Iva (Webb) Staggs. He married Lois Ann Stannard on Sept. 14, 1957, and she survives.

He was a tool and die maker for Stone City Products and a member of the Indiana National Guard 138th Tank Battalion.

He was a member of the Peerless Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Ann, of Bedford; three sons, Gregory Staggs and wife Teresa of Bedford, Jeff Staggs and wife Karen of Springville, Mike Staggs and wife Mary of Bedford; one daughter, Carmen Burnette and husband Rusty of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Osa Staggs and wife Carolyn of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Dustin and Jeremy, and a brother, Charles.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips, Brother Rusty Burnette and the Rev. Andy Burnette officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14 and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday, Feb. 15 at the mortuary.

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

George Earl Phipps

Aug. 31, 1957 — Feb. 11, 2016

George Earl Phipps, 79, of Orleans, passed away at 8:14 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2016, at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

He was born May 12, 1936, in Lawrence County, the son of Clarence and Esther (Hardin) Phipps. He married Ruby Harris on Aug. 31, 1957, and she survives.

He was a member of the Orleans Church of the Nazerene. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a Certified Public Accountant for many years.

He was survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruby Phipps of Orleans; one son, Steven (Lisa) Phipps of Marengo; one daughter, Kathy (Michael) Shrum of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Bradley (April) and Jonathan Phipps of Marengo, and Avery Strother of Lafayette; one great-grandson, Dalton Levi Phipps of Marengo; two brothers, Paul (Fran) and Gary (Patsy), all of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-6 p.m.

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

Wyoma Gertrude (Flynn) Freeman

Oct. 17, 1932 — Feb. 11, 2016

Wyoma Gertrude Freeman, 83, of Speedway, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

She was born on Oct. 17, 1932 in Bedford, to Wilford and Susan (Allen) Flynn.

Wyoma was a graduate of Oolitic High School and retired from Indiana National Bank after 25 years of service. She was a member of Westview Christian Church and enjoyed sewing. Wyoma also enjoyed traveling with family and friends; especially her trip to visit several museums in Washington D.C.

She is survived by her daughters, Susie (George) Neal and Cindy Smith; daughter-in-law, Denise Freeman; grandchildren, Erica Niehaus, Ryan Smith, Katie Smith and Rachel Neal; and great-grandson, Gabe Rivers.

Wyoma was preceded in death by her father, Wilford Flynn; mother, Susan Winegar; stepfather, William Winegar; husband, Kenneth R. Freeman; son, Kenneth D. Freeman; and brothers Louis and Joseph Flynn.,

Funeral service for Mrs. Freeman will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan - Speedway, with visitation for two hours prior to the service. Burial will take place in the White River Baptist Church Cemetery in Buddha.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Patsy Holiday

Sept. 5, 1945 — Feb. 7, 2016

Patsy Holiday, 70, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on Sept. 5, 1945, in Bedford.

Patsy was a loving and devoted wife, mother and Grandma. Her family was her delight and she enjoyed nothing more than being with them and caring for them. Patsy also enjoyed the many friendships she formed while working at Indiana University and Woodmen Life Insurance.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Della (Snow) Troutman.

Patsy is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Phil Holiday; her daughter, Raegan Quan and husband Greg; granddaughters, Alexis and Aimee Quan; sister, Bobbie Campbell and husband Bill; and brother, Dan Troutman and wife Pam.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Feb.14, 2016, at Porter Loring Mortuary North, in San Antonio, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com.

Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, North, 2102 N. Loop 1604, East San Antonio, Texas.

Clarence Russell ‘Sandy’ Clark

Clarence Russell “Sandy” Clark, 86, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Feb. 10. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. February 12, 2016 Roger D. White

March 24, 1942 — Feb. 9, 2016

Roger D. White, 73, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born March 24, 1942, he was the son of Hobert and Bessie (Kirk) White. He married Iva Beavers on Feb. 25, 1962; and she survives.

He was a mechanic most of his life. Roger had worked at Jim Wray Marathon Station. He loved to fish, spend time outdoors, and was always working on something.

Surviving are his wife, Iva, of Bedford; two daughters, Jennifer (Tommy) Byrd of Williams and Karen (Johnny) Phillips of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Josh (Companion Bridgett) Byrd of Tunnelton, Kristie (Jeff) Eicle of Tunnelton, Carrie (Bobby) Cook of Bedford, Jessica (Fiancè Seth) Byrd of Ellettsville, Chad (Companion Morgan) Byrd of Bedford, Tyler Byrd of Williams, and Jonathon (Sharissa) Phillipsof Tunnelton; 13 great-grandchildren, Tyson, Makensie, Kyndal, Brennan, Justice, Jayden, Brody, Jayce, Wyatt, Brailee, Christopher, Owen, and one due in September; one sister, Vicki (Tom) Prince of Chapel Hill; in-laws, Dallas and Priscilla Davidson of Medora, Russ and Clara Hiatt of Indianapolis, Sharon Pierce of Orleans, Roger and Pat Brown of Bedford, Mary Oliver of Jamestown, and Roy Beavers of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers; one sister and one great-grandchild, Tori.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.13, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Mike Eads and Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Kenneth C. Williams Jr.

Jan. 28, 1925 — Feb. 11, 2016

Kenneth C. Williams Jr., 91, of Williams, died at 3:11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at IU Health Bedford.

Born Jan. 28, 1925, in Martin County,he was the son of Kenneth Clyde Sr. and Agnes (Vandermay) Williams. He married Joanna (Hawkins) Williams on April 5, 1948 and she survives.

He was a farmer and US Mail Carrier, retired. Kenneth was a graduate from Huron High School and had attended Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Kenneth was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church, White River Lodge No. 332, F&.M, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are his wife, Joanna; one daughter, Peggy (Anthony) Wildman of Shoals; two sons, Curtis “Butch” Williams and Zelbert Williams, both of Williams; daughter-in-law, Cyndy Williams of Williams; grandchildren, Lorie (Wildman) Canada (Mike Curry), Jeffrey David (Kristi) Williams and James Kurtis (Amber) Williams; great-grandchildren, Jordan (Jenn) Canada, Jacob Canada, Tyler Williams, Kelton Williams, Jim Curry, Kaylea Mulder, Ryan Mulder and Madison Burkhead; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Compton of Pittsboro and Vivian Spencer of Terre Haute.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James R. Williams; and brother, Robert Williams.

Funeral service will be on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton and Mike Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to 39th Street Christian Church.

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

Essie Dell (Cummings) Blackwell

July 22, 1929 — Feb. 10, 2016

Essie Dell (Cummings) Blackwell, 86, of Heltonville, died Wednesday at her residence.

Born July 22, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William L. and Hazel (Martin) Cummings. She married Ray A. Blackwell on Sept. 18, 1948, and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 2009.

She worked for General Motors for 40 years.

She was a member of Heltonville Baptist Church for over 65 years.

Surviving are son, Stephen Ray (Beth) Blackwell; two daughters, Sharon (Stephen) Johnson and Sharlene (John Ford) Christenberry; two sisters, Ruth Cummings and Shirley George; sisters-in-law, Connie Cummings and Violet Cummings; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray Blackwell; daughter, Susan Brock; son-in-law, Jack Brock; brothers, Carl Cummings, Harold Cummings, Joe Cummings, and Leon Cummings; and sisters Catherine Ramsey and Thelma Stevens.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Carrie Ann (Hough) Otto

Carrie Ann (Hough) Otto, 41, of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 7. No visitation. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at the Bedford Baptist Temple. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

James Lee Miller

James Lee Miller, 61, of Williams, died Tuesday, Feb. 9. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service is Sunday at Old Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Harold Eugene Sanders

Harold Eugene Sanders, 72, of Mitchell, died Wednesday, Feb. 10. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Kenneth D. Staggs

Kenneth D. Staggs, 77, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 11, 2016 William G. ‘Bill’ Baker

Dec. 25, 1954 — Feb. 8, 2016

William G. “Bill” Baker, 61, of Bedford, died at 3 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Gene F. and Barbara (Webb) Baker. He retired from General Motors and was a member of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his life-partner, Linda Buzek and her children, Alyssa Prince and Jamie Mollet; his siblings, Vicky Lynn Beedie and husband James, Steve Aronson and companion Darla Dixon, all of Bedford, Janet Carter, of Heltonville, Linda Breedlove and companion Phil Bartlett, of Bedford and Sandy Butler and husband Scott, of Orleans; his special friends, Dave and Diane Klumpp; several nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Wilma A. (Hays) Roberts

Feb. 24, 1924 — Feb. 10, 2016

Wilma A. Roberts, 91, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Carl and Macy (Mercer) Hays. She married Donald L. Roberts July 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2008.

Wilma was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Sue (Danny) Compton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Julia Halligan, Ryan Gerkin and Angela Kirtley; four step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Cracraft of Ohio; and brothers, Jim Hays of Las Vegas, Nev., and Joe Hays of Bloomington.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Vernon, Fred, Clarence, John, and Kenny Hays; and sister, Lucille Fields, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.

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

Janice (Taylor) Goller

July 10, 1938 — Feb. 9, 2016

Janice Goller, 77, of Orleans, passed away at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Salem Crossing.

She was born July 10, 1938, in Paoli, the daughter of Leon and Frances (Beasley) Taylor. She married Frederick L. Goller Sr. on June 29, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2015.

She was employed at Trav-Ler Radio, Lowell Construction and Electric Com Corp.

She was the founder of “card sharks” (a euchre club). She was a member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by three sons, William “Bill” (Waneta) Goller of Salem, Thomas D. (Denise) Goller of Corydon, Frederick Lee (Karen) Goller Jr. of New Albany; one daughter, Cynthia Roney (Tom) of Orleans; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerry (Janet) Taylor of Bedford; one sister, Ruth Doran, Cottonwood, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Patsy Allen; and one brother-in-law, Robert Allen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

The funeral will be on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m.

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

Roger White

Roger White, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Essie Dell Blackwell

Essie Dell Blackwell, 86, of Heltonville, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

James Miller

James Miller, 61, of Williams, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Harold Sanders

Harold Sanders, 72, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. February 10, 2016 Philip A.Concannon

July 28, 1928 — Feb. 8, 2016

Philip A. Concannon, 87, of Bedford, died at 9:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born July 28, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James S. and Anna (Licolnbach) Concannon. He married Rose M Magnus on Oct. 27, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2007.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a lineman for Public Service Indiana for 30 years and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Marianna Teague and husband Wayne; a son, Philip Concannon and wife Cheryl, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Chad Teague and wife Brooke, Shea Teague and wife Hollie, Andy Dorsett and wife Melissa, Michael Walls and wife Christina and Christopher Walls and wife Angela; and nine great-grandchildren, Hadley, Campbell, Crete, Addison, Brooklyn, Abbie, Harper, Joel and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a granddaughter, Lori Pruett; five sisters, Mary, Katherine, Rita, Cecilann and Patricia; and two brothers, Joseph and James Concannon.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary service with the Knights of Columbus will be at 7:30 p.m.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Veterans, Hope Resource Center or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Geraldine (Riley) Sloan

Geraldine (Riley) Sloan, 78, of Orleans, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. The funeral will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s association.

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

Charles E. Farkas Jr.

Charles E. Farkas Jr., 91, of Atlanta, Ga., and formerly of Zionsville, died Feb. 8, 2016.

Mr. Farkas was born in South Bend, and was the son of the late, Charles E. and Barbara Farkas. He graduated from Franklin College and served in The United States Marine Corps during World War II and The Korean Conflict.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Farkas worked as an ombudsman for The Office of The Aging in the state of Indiana.

Mr. Farkas is survived by his wife of 67 years, LuAnn Q. Farkas; son and daughter-in-law, William C. and Patricia Farkas; grandchildren, Jason Farkas, Coleen Richardson, Terri Reade; and sister, Joan Jordan.

A memorial service will take place at a later date in Mitchell, IN.

Arrangements by H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, Atlanta, GA (404) 851-9900.

William G. Baker

William G. Baker, 61, of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 8. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Steven L. Acton

Steven L. Acton, 62, of Springville, died Friday, Feb. 5. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Scott Douglas McFarland

Scott Douglas McFarland, 50, of Mitchell, died Monday, Feb. 8. Graveside service Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Gary D. Leveque

Gary D. Leveque, 64, of Odessa, Mo., formerly of Springville, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Royer Funeral Home in Oak Grove, Mo. February 09, 2016 Louis William ‘Bill’ Baker

June 14, 1931 — Feb. 6, 2016

Louis William “Bill” Baker, 84, of Bedford, died at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 14, 1931, in Bedford, he was the son of Herschel and Helen (Bromn) Baker. He was a graduate of Indiana University and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married MaryAnn Child on Aug. 23, 1952, and she preceded him in death on April 19, 2011.

Bill worked for 19 years at the Lawrence County Courthouse as the Veteran’s Service Officer, eight years at the Times-Mail and for 36 years at the Thornton Memorial Boys Club where he served as Assistant Director and then Director.

He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ, Boys Club, Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club, Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

Survivors include a son, Scott Baker and wife Dina of Bedford; a daughter, Pam Kruse and husband Doran of Bedford; three grandsons, Devin and Dustin Kruse and fiancé, Keli, and Gavin Baker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

We know Dad touched many lives through his life long years of service to the community. Rest assured he loved and appreciated God, his family and all of his many friends. At his request, services will be private.

He asked that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County, the White River Humane Society or I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington.

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

Michael S. Boofer

Michael S. Boofer, 65, of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 8. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Steven L. Acton

Aug. 13, 1953 — Feb. 5, 2016

Steven L. Acton, 62, of Springville died at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at his residence in Florence, S.C.

Born Aug. 13, 1953, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George Edward and Jeanette Dorothy (Trueblood) Acton. He married Nancy Clark on July 7, 2007, and she survives. He worked as a sales engineer for Otis Elevator.

Survivors include his wife Nancy of Springville; one stepson, Michael John Corps of Springville; two daughters, Stephanie Smith and her husband Matt of Greenfield and Shallan Acton of Greenfield; two sisters, Diane Acton of Bedford and Lee Ann Anderson and her husband Mike of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Margaret M. Pemberton

March 3, 1917 — Feb. 7, 2016

Margaret M. Pemberton, 98, of Orleans, passed away at 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born March 3, 1917, in Frankfort, the daughter of John and Ruth (Fry) Sullivan. She married Oscar Pemberton in June of 1933 and he preceded her in death in December of 1990.

She attended Orleans Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, James Pemberton (Norma) of Orleans and Alan Pemberton (Dana) of Bedford; two daughters, Joyce Barley (Bud) of Orleans and Brenda Williams (Loren) of Orleans; three sisters, Edith Goodpastor, Ann Martin of Anderson, and Carol Willyard of French Lick; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and Shirley Henderson, whom she raised from the age of nine.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Eddie (Chole) Pemberton and Gary Pemberton; two sisters, Virginia Modglin and Sophia Ratliff; and one brother, Ira Leatherman.

The funeral will be on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

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

Philip A. Concannon

Philip A. Concannon, 87, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Bill G. Baker

Bill G. Baker, 61, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Scott Douglas McFarland

Scott Douglas McFarland, 50, of Mitchell, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. February 08, 2016 Carrie Ann Otto

Carrie Ann Otto, 41, of Dansville, N.Y., died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 07, 2016 Raymond Frederick ‘Fred’ Stout

May 7, 1932 — Feb. 3, 2016

Raymond Frederick (Fred) Stout, 83, of Terre Haute, IN, was called home to our Lord on February 3, 2016. He was born in Terre Haute, IN, to Clifford I. and Rachel E. Stout. He graduated from Wiley High School in 1950. Fred spent four years in the Air Force from 1950-1954 and married Lavedia M Easton on December 26, 1954. He graduated with a teaching degree from Indiana State Teachers College, teaching at Otter Creek and retiring from Sarah Scott after teaching mathematics and chairing the Industrial Arts program. He influenced the lives of many young minds as a teacher, a 4-H leader, and coach at the Pierson Twp. Ball Park. Fred was an active member of the Blackhawk/Pierson Twp. community, serving with the Lions Club, Blackhawk Community Church, and the citizens’ patrol. He was a member of Gideons International and shared his faith speaking at churches and witnessing on college campuses. He was also a 43-year member of the International Skamper Club and taught his family the love of camping. Fred loved teaching others life skills including woodworking, maintenance, and construction projects. His artistic nature may be seen in his many projects and creations. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and sister-Naomi England Burgess.

He is survived by his children, Veta (Don) Goucher of Terre Haute, Bradley (Jenell) Stout of Ellettsville, Vicki (Brent Tomey) Wildman of Norman, Valeri (Kevin) Sweeney of Dayton, OH; 7 grandchildren, Eric (Diana) Goucher, Mindy (Jay) Burgos-Ramirez, Michael Stout, Jackie (JD) O’Mullane, Ben (Natalie) Sweeney, Tiffany (James) Ankeney, and Dannielle Sweeney; and 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor Montgomery, Haley Stout, Maverick O’Mullane, Rory Goucher, Alexander Sweeney, Bria Ankeney, Gabriel Sweeney, Trey Burgo-Ramirez, Lily Ankeney, and Layla Sweeney. The family would like to thank all caregivers who provided loving care to our father. A special thanks to our life-long friend Keith Taylor for his continuous daily contacts to our father these past several months.

Visitation will be Monday, February 8, from 4-8 p.m. at the DeBaun Springhill Chapel in Terre Haute, IN. Funeral Service are Tuesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with Rev. Jeff Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideons International, 5250 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, IN 46123, Pierson Township Fire Department, 7610 Firehouse Dr., Pimento, IN 47866, and Pierson Township Lions Club, 6400 E. French Dr., Pimento, IN 47866. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.

Louis William Baker

Louis William Bill Baker, 84, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending in Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford. February 06, 2016 Franklin 'Frank' Hillenberg

April 5, 1930 — Feb. 4, 2016

Franklin “Frank” Hillenberg, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Stonecroft Health Campus, in Bloomington, after a brief illness.

Born April 5, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John W. Hillenberg and Catherine “Kitty” (Stipp) Hillenberg. He married Roxie (Warren) Hillenberg on Aug. 23, 1965; she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2009.

He was a graduate of Heltonville High School. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Frank received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later received a Masters and Doctorate in Geography from Indiana University. He was a School Teacher at Parkview Elementary School; a professor of geography at Central Illinois University; and was an avid farmer.

Surviving are three nieces, Arlene (Ed) Potts, Mary Lou (Jerry) Melton, and Karen Sue Phipps; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Roxie; one brother, John Olin (Evelyn) Hillenberg; and one sister, Lorene E. (Wesley) Clifton.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

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

Clella Margaret 'Peggy' (Stevens) Simmons

Clella Margaret "Peggy" (Stevens) Simmons, 91, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Feb. 2. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Steven L. Acton

Steven L. Acton, 61, of Owensburg, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 05, 2016 Franklin ‘Frank’ Hillenberg

Franklin “Frank” Hillenberg, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday, Feb. 4. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Service is at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. February 04, 2016 Betty Jane DuBray Hall

Feb. 14, 1926 — Feb. 2, 2016

Betty Jane DuBray Hall, 89, of Bedford passed away at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Feb. 14, 1926, in Florissant, Mo., she was the daughter of Henri (Harry) Pascal DuBray and Gertrude Matilda (Albers) DuBray.

Betty was a graduate of Ferguson High School in Missouri. She married Ray Samuel Hall of Bedford on Feb. 14, 1946. She graduated from Indiana University with a Masters in Education. Betty taught at Parkview and Lincoln Elementary Schools.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford since 1955. Professional memberships included NEA, ISTA, NLTA and Retired Teachers. Other memberships included Delta Kappa Gamma, Tri Kappa, University Women and Red Hats. In earlier years, Betty volunteered with The Girl Scouts. Betty and her husband, Ray, chaperoned student study groups to Europe for The Foreign Language League and The American Institute of Foreign Study for a number of years during the summers.

Survivors include her sister, Isabel Davies of Chesterfield, Mo., her children, Brenda Sanders and husband Jack of Johnson City, Tenn., Sam Hall and wife Mellisa of Mount Vernon, and Damon Hall and wife Kimberly of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jayne Sanders, Jill Sanders Dinco, Joseph Hall, Anna Hall D’Lima, Alafair Hall, and Benjamin Hall; three great-grandchildren, Roman D’Lima, Lucius D’Lima, and Julian D’Lima, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings, Vera Frisella, Ruth Brannan, Harriett DuBray, and Pascal DuBray.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church of Bedford, 1515 20th Street, Bedford, IN 47421 or The Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Danvus, MA 01923.

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

Marie Louise (Maguire) Edinger

Aug. 18, 1931 — Feb. 2, 2016

Marie Louise Edinger 84, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. at her residence.

She was born in New Jersey on Aug. 18, 1931, to Charles and Estewle (Thomlin) Maguire, Marie married Robert Edinger on Nov. 17, 1951, in the Bronx, New York and he preceded her in death in 2014 after 62 years of marriage. She belonged to the congregation of Jehovah’s Witness in Bedford and Mitchell for 60 years.

She was the owner of Nearly New Consignment Shop in Bedford. Marie loved her customers and her loyal customers loved her. She loved helping the elderly getting their garments, sewn, washed and ready for sale; she had a heart of gold. She helped the single mothers clothe and put shoes on their children; she was a true underdog champion up until her passing her customers still asked about her.

Marie was a very loving mother and loved to cook for her family. She loved to shop and buy for her family. She was very proud of being a Bronx girl, but fell in love with southern Indiana. She had the privilege of living next door to her family and her loving daughter. She was a very loving and faithful Jehovah’s Witness.

Survivors include her daughter, Faith Marie Edinger of Bedford; son, Robert Foster Edinger of Bolivia, South America; sisters, Dee Casso of Florida, Gloria Muldering of New York, Shirley Maguire of New York, Margaret Sauriol of Louisville, Ky., and Joan Lewis of New York; brothers, Charles Maguire and Raymond Maguire of New York; grandson, David Edinger of South America; and great-grandchildren, Ravy Elisabeth Lee and Raymond Foster Lee both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Melody Prow; sister, Jeanette Lund; nephew, Scott Lund; and niece, Jennifer Gold.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday Feb. 6, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Hall in Mitchell, with Charles Davis and John Lund officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Garden.

Friends may call from 2 p.m.until service.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clella Margaret ‘Peggy’ (Stevens) Simmons

April 4, 1924 — Feb. 2, 2016

Clella Margaret “Peggy” Simmons, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 4, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Edgar Joseph and Dorothy (Fletcher) Stevens. She graduated from the Bedford High School with the class of 1943. She married Ray Simmons, Jr. on Feb. 25, 1946, and he survives.

She had worked at the Greystone Gift Shoppe in Bedford for many years. She was a homemaker and a volunteer at the Bedford Regional Medical Center for 18 years. She was a life-time member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Ray, of Bedford; three children, Steve Simmons and wife Vicky of Bedford; Pat Crane and husband Lowell of Mitchell and Mark Simmons and wife Raeanna, of Columbus; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed Stevens of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Lange.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dave Colgan and the Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Fannie May Hall

April 3, 1928 — Feb. 1, 2016

Fannie May Hall, 87, of Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Feb.1, 2016, at White River Lodge, Bedford.

Born April 3, 1928, she was the daughter of Clyde and Zetta (Kern) Hall. She first married Ray Tolbert, then Lowell Keith Lynch, then Earl Hall, all who preceded her in death.

She was a Homemaker and Caregiver and a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Dean (Connie) Tolbert of Mitchell; one daughter, Evelyn Diane (Dean) Taylor of Gary; grandchildren, Melody (Kris Gates) Tolbert, Wayne (Charity) Tolbert, Tina (Chad) Dalton, Amy (Kyle) Smith, Randy (Sherrie) Tolbert, Steven Tolbert, and Jeff (Candy) Taylor; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bill Dean (Wanda) Hall and Charles A. Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands; two sons, Bobby Lee Tolbert and Ray Eugene Tolbert; one brother, Roy Hall; four halfbrothers, James Byrd, Preston Hall, Preston Byrd and Jesse “Jack” Hall; one halfsister, Juanita Hall-Watkins; and a grandson, Dean Hall.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery.

Friends may call from Noon until the service on Saturday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society.

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

Ricky Dale Strunk

May 21, 1948 — Feb. 3, 2016

Ricky Dale Strunk, 67, of Oolitic, went to his eternal home at 2:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 21, 1948, on Patton Hill, he was the son of Elmer and Zina (Hughes) Strunk. He married Debbie Lantz on Jan. 15, 1972, and she survives.

He was a member of the New Life Trinity Tabernacle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War as a Huey Helicopter Crew Chief and Door Gunner in combat with the rank of SP5.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of Oolitic; three children, Misty New and husband David of Bloomington, Marla Kirkman and husband Troy of Mitchell and Mathew Strunk and wife Angie of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Grant New, Marayla and Akaylea Kirkman, Anyssa Strunk, Jordan Strunk and wife Kelsey and Jarrod and Jacob Deckard; one great-grandchild, Olivia (Gracie) Strunk; three people who were special to his heart, Stacey Terry, Craig Miller, and Josh Beyers; two brothers, Elmer Strunk, Jr. and wife Martha, Sam Strunk and wife Sue, all of Bedford; and a sister, Donna Faye Stigall of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Teresa Webb.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Kenneth Rae Kanavel Sr.

April 16, 1949 — Jan. 29, 2016

Kenneth Rae Kanavel Sr., 66, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at his residence.

Born April 16, 1949, in Lorain, Ohio, he was the son of Walter Harrison and Wanda Helen (Kolbe) Kanavel. He married Linda Sue Williams Oct. 4, 1978.

Kenneth was a certified plumber.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Kanavel of Mitchell; daughter, Charity Houze of Wakeman, Ohio; son, Alan Williams of Lorain, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald Chester Kanavel of Ohio.

His parents and son, Kenneth Rae Kanavel Jr., preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Woodville Baptist Church with Brother Jim Russell officiating.

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

James L. ‘Jim’ Downing

July 22, 1926 — Feb. 3, 2016

James L. “Jim” Downing, 89, of Orleans, passed away at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

James was born in Marion, Grant County, the son of Virgil L. and Mabel I. (Sloderbeck) Downing. James and Donna M. Bockmier were married on June 6, 1948, in the Van Buren United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church and a resident of Van Buren until 2002. He has worshiped with the congregations of the Orleans Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Orleans United Methodist Church since moving to Orleans.

James was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, having served with the 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion until it was disbanded, then with other units in the European Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion Brown-Doyal Post 368 and a member of the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post 69.

He is a member of UAW Local 977, having retired in September 1991 after 35 years of service as a die-maker at the GM Corp. CPC Group Plant in Marion. He was previously employed by the Lynch Corp. and Daly Bros. Shoe Company.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 67 years; one daughter, Beth A. (Frank) Hall of Orleans; one son; James M. (Susan) Downing of Orleans; five grandchildren and spouses and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Margaret Maxine McMillan and Mary Evelyn Mathias.

The funeral will be on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from noon until the service.

The graveside service will be on Monday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren.

Preferred memorials may be made to any church listed above, Rick Magill Memorial Clothe-a-Child Fund or the donor’s favorite charity.

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

Phyllis (Lundy) Thompson

Phyllis (Lundy) Thompson, 92, of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 31. No visitation. Private services were conducted. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. February 03, 2016 Margaret Kay (Beeman) Jordan

Jan. 30, 1939 — Feb 2, 2016

Margaret Kay Jordan, 77, passed away Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2016, at her home.

Born Jan. 30, 1939, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Clyde and Alice Genevieve (Stout) Beeman. She married Marion Paul Jordan Sept. 22, 2003, and he preceded her in death March 31, 2005.

Margaret was a member and organist at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. She graduated from North Vernon High School in 1957, and had been employed in home health care.

Survivors include her children, Sue Ann Pridemore of Mitchell, Terri Lynn Box of Bloomfield, and Douglas Wayne (Tiffany) Castetter of Mitchell; grandchildren, Apryl Dawn Kidd and Bradley Douglas Castetter; and stepgrandchildren, Jaylie Sams and Bryar Franklin.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Jones and Pastor Wes Jones officiating. Cremation was chosen with burial to be at a later date in Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Fannie May Hall

Fannie May Hall, 87, of Bedford died Monday, Feb. 1. Visitation is 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Gary Dean Wessel

Gary Dean Wessel, 72, of Bedford died Tuesday, Feb. 2. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Clella Margaret ‘Peggy’ Simmons

Clella Margaret “Peggy” Simmons, 91, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Betty Jane Hall

Betty Jane Hall, 89, of Bedford died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ricky Dale Strunk

Ricky Dale Strunk, 67, of Oolitic died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. February 02, 2016 Kathleen F. (Fender) Pirtle

July 4, 1931 — Jan. 30, 2016

Kathleen F. Pirtle, 84, of Bedford, died at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born July 4, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ellis and Ophie (Mitchell) Fender. She married Henry H. Pirtle and he preceded her in death.

She was a master cosmetologist, living and working in Indianapolis for over 40 years. She did hair and makeup for television and worked at the Murat and did hair for all the celebrities who stayed there.

Survivors include a daughter, Henrietta Pirtle of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Ray, Clovis, Eugene and John Fender and a sister, Ruth Fender.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mark Tolbert

April 25, 1965 — Jan. 30, 2016

Mark Tolbert, 50, of Bedford passed away on Jan. 30, 2016, at 8:40 p.m. at White River Lodge in Bedford.

He was born in Bedford on April 25, 1965, to Darrell Tolbert and Diane (Thomas) Patton. Mark had worked at Bybee Stone, Sigma Steel, Laborers Union No. 741, and Lineal Contracting.

Survivors include his children, Sarah Anderson of Bedford, Haley Tolbert of Bedford, Terry Tolbert of Smithville; stepson, Branden Robertson of Bedford; grandson, Wyatt Dunbar of Bedford; two sisters, Dorothy (Jim) Barrett of Bedford and Marie (Jim) Wooten of Austin; and sister-in-law, Cindy Robertson of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mark loved the outdoors, hunting and riding horses.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at Port Williams Cemetery in Williams.

Visitation will be on Wednesday Feb. 3, from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Wayne Sallee

June 18, 1926 — Jan. 31, 2016

Robert Wayne Sallee, 89, of Bedford, died at 6:26 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Johnson Christian Village, Bedford.

Born June 18, 1926, he was the son of Clifford and Lorene (Starr) Sallee. He married Marjorie Covey, who preceded him in death in May, 2005.

Robert attended Tunnelton High School; he owned Publick’s Auto Parts, Bedford; he attended the Central Church of Christ, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, WW II and was a member of both the American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford and of the Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 14, Bedford.

He enjoyed weekend dances and the Mitchell Senior Citizens Club.

Surviving are one son, Troy (Patty Burgi) Sallee; one daughter, Connie Faubion; grandchildren, Kelly (Jonathon) George, Tracy (John) Williams and Jay (Lora) Faubion; great-grandchildren, Hannah George, Graham George, Mason George, Liza (A.J.) Gouty, Margee Williams, Katie Burton, Sidney Faubion, Abby Hargis and Piper Hargis; one great-great-grandchild, Grey Lynn Gouty; one brother, Dick (Carol) Sallee; and one sister, June Waldon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; one brother Jack Sallee; and one son-in-law, Robert Faubion.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with John Crane officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. February 01, 2016

Lorena June (Robbins) Harrell

Feb. 13, 1929 — Jan. 31, 2016

Lorena June Harrell, 86, of Bedford, died on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb.13, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Louis and Mary (Stroud) Robbins. June married Victor J. Harrell on March 4, 1950, and he survives.

She worked in retail sales and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Victor of Bedford; one son, Steve Harrell of Bedford; one daughter, Judy Umphress and husband James of Bedford; one granddaughter, Tonya Umphress of Bedford; one brother, Douglas Robbins of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Loran Robbins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Fredrick ‘Billy’ Gray

Fredrick “Billy” Gray, 46, of Mitchell, died Friday, Jan. 29. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Kenneth Rae Kanaval Sr.

Kenneth Rae Kanaval Sr., 66, of Mitchell, died Friday, Jan. 29. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Kathleen J. Pirtle

Kathleen J. Pirtle, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Phyllis Thompson

Phyllis Thompson, 90, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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