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Obituaries — January 2017

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

January 31, 2017

Sharlene (Blackwell) Christenberry

July 5, 1957 — Jan. 28, 2017

Sharlene (Blackwell) Christenberry, 59, Heltonville, died at IU Hospital in Indianapolis late Saturday evening.

Sharlene was born July 5, 1957, in Bedford to Ray and Essie Dell (Cummings) Blackwell.

She graduated from BNL in 1975, loved hunting mushrooms, fishing, horse back riding and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by her life companion, John Ford; sons, Shane Christenberry (life companion, Kristen Nicole Jones) and Clayton Ford; brothers, Stephen Ray (Beth) Blackwell and Justin (Lana) Blackwell; sister Sharon (Stephen) Johnson; and grandchildren, Skyler, William and Josephine Rose Christenberry.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Susan Brock.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor Michael Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow at Gilgal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Pleasant Run Park or the Cancer Society.

Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville is in charge of the arrangements.

January 30, 2017

Kay Ellen (Tirey) Riester

Dec. 21, 1956 — Jan. 26, 2017

Kay E. Riester, 60, passed away on Jan. 26, 2017, at her home in Paoli.

Born Dec. 21, 1956, in Mitchell, to Peggy (Huff) and Jack Tirey. She married Kenny Riester on Feb. 14, 1988, and he survives. Preceding her in death, father, Jack, and one sister, Karla Spratt.

Survivors include her mother, Peggy Tirey of Bedford; three sisters, Karmen Chisham of Indianapolis, Kathy Dunn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Kelly Tirey-Hottell of Bedford; and 19 nieces and nephews.

Kay was a 1974 graduate of Mitchell High School and received her Associate’s Degree from Indiana University in accounting. She began her career at the Orange County Farm Bureau Co-op in 1997. She worked as a senior accountant with the Cook Group in Bloomington and served as the Director of Financial Accounting at the French Lick Resort and Casino.

Kay loved to travel, read, golf and other hobbies included sewing cooking and playing cards.

Funeral service for Kay was at 11 a.m. today at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Visitation was Sunday.

Memorial donations may be directed to: Orange County Community Foundation, Nice-Riester Fund, “Building with Books Program,” 1075 N. Sandy Hook Road, Suite 2, Paoli, IN 47454.

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

Peggy R. Kunkle

April 19, 1957 — Jan. 27, 2017

Peggy R. Kunkle, 59, of Heltonville, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 19, 1957, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clarence “Popeye” and Beula (Hatfield) Kunkle.

She was a kitchen supervisor at White River Lodge. She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1975 and attended the Heltonville Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Wanda Johnson of Heltonville; one nephew, Matt Johnson of Martinsville; and one great-niece, Lauren Elizabeth Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Barbara Murphy.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. A private burial will be conducted in Gilgal Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Judith Frances (Kline) Darnell

Sept. 26, 1938 — Jan. 28, 2017

Judith Frances Darnell, 78, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 26, 1938, in Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of Harold R. and Mary (Berndt) Kline. She married Norman E. “Lou” Darnell May 29, 1959, and he preceded her in death Dec. 16, 2000.

Judy retired from Ben Franklin with 35 years of service. She was a classical pianist and skilled in needlework. Judy was a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Survivors include her daughter, Carole Ann (Robert) Stinson of Mitchell; sons, David E. (Pamela) Darnell of Salem and Brian S. (Julie) Darnell of Heltonville; grandchildren, Shelly Cooper, Robin Winters, Jason Stinson, Katherine Stinson, Erica Cooper, Rebecca Darnell and Bryson Darnell; great-grandchildren, Tristan Stinson, Isabella Melton, Nicolle Myers, Christopher Winters, Jordan Winters and Elizabeth Briscoe; great-great-grandson, Colton Christian; and brothers, Wayne Kline of Johannesburg, Mich., and Charles Kline of Waterford, Mich.

Her parents; stepmother, Ann Kline; husband; grandson, Robert Stinson Jr.; and sister, Carol Ann Kline, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. David W. Crosley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

January 29, 2017

Brenda Jane Rayle

Sept. 24, 1947 — Jan. 28, 2017

Brenda Jane (Prince) Rayle, 69, of Bedford, died Saturday, January 28, 2017, in IU Health Hospice House. She was born September 24, 1947, in Monroe County to Vacel Prince and Nancy Harper Prince. She was retired from the maintenance department at Indiana University.

Survivors include her two daughters, Tracey Smith and her husband Thomas of Bloomington and Crystal Thornton and her husband John of Ellettsville; four grandchildren, Hannah, Madison, Dylan and Brady; her mother, Nancy Harper Prince of Bedford; two brothers, Harold (Nancy) Lee Prince of Bloomington and Phillip Prince of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Vacel Prince.

Brenda was of the Pentecostal faith. Her hobbies were playing bingo, working puzzle books, fishing, watching IU basketball, her dogs and her granddogs, Miley and Oscar.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St. in Bloomington, with Pastor Aaron Strunk officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Thursday, February 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., also in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com.

Peggy R. Kunkle

Peggy R. Kunkle, 59, of Heltonville, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

January 28, 2017

Paul Shipman

Oct. 7, 1921 — Jan. 26, 2017

Paul Shipman, 95, of Bedford, died at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at his residence.

Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Shoals, he was the son of Ottis and Etta (Richison) Shipman. He married Lois Chastain on July 26, 1947, at the home of Brother Loren Raines, in Bedford.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1942 and served in England as a Fighter Plane Mechanic with the 56th Fighter Group. He was discharged in October 1945. He worked at many different places and retired in 1983 from the City of Bedford’s Filtration Plant, after serving as operator for 14 years.

Paul and his wife, Lois spent 17 winters in Florida after his retirement. For many years he sang with a gospel quartet, the first one being “The Circuit Riders” and later on with the “Heralds,” making a record with this group in 1983. He was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Lois of Bedford; a son-in-law, Walter Lee Nation of Bedford; a granddaughter, Mikki MacDonald and husband Victor, of Indianapolis; a grandson, Jeremy Nation and wife Rebecca Swanson of Bloomington; five great-grandchildren, Teddy, Suzy, Jeffery, Clark, and Penelope Jo; several nieces and nephews; a claimed daughter, Kelly Dunn and husband Greg and their son, Garrison, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Terrilou Shipman Nation; three sisters, Wilma Sanford and Naomi Howell and one in infancy; and two brothers, Knofel and Dale Shipman.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from Noon until the service on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Scholarship Fund of Mitchell High School.

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

Wanda L. (Hedrick) Williams

Feb. 22, 1922 — Jan. 26, 2017

Wanda L. Williams, 94 years and 11 months, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville.

Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Jonesville (Lee County), Va., she was the daughter of Joe Sephus and Myrtle Elizabeth (Yeary) Hedrick. Wanda was the last living sibling of nine. She married her high school sweetheart James I. Williams Jan. 31, 1945, and he preceded her in death Nov. 21, 2011. They lived in Bristol, Tenn., prior to moving to Mitchell. She was a Mitchell resident for 65 years.

She was a homemaker well known for her homemade yeast rolls, banana pudding, German Chocolate Cake, and chicken salad. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening. She was active in the Jolly Sams camping club with Jim and a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Wanda will be remembered by her daughter, Patsy (Ed) Porter of Avon. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Cathy Porter (Kenny Fish), Cheri (Joe) Carver, Mandi (Nick) Ayers, and great-grandchildren, Ashlynn (Shawn) Farnsworth, Jessica Rakosky, Allyson Carver, Kylie Fish, and sister-in-law Ruth Gibson. She was blessed with many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Her parents; eight siblings; husband; and son, James I. Williams Jr., preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brenda Lee Ludwig and the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Honorary Casketbearers: Phil Tincher, Brent Mundy, Barry Mundy, Mike Slagle, and Gary Graham.

Casketbearers: Joe Carver, Kenny Fish, Shawn Farnsworth, Troy Harden, Greg Dalton and Tom Seeber.

Memorial Gifts: Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

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

January 27, 2017

Kenneth Ray Russell

Feb. 16, 1946 — Jan. 25, 2017

Kenneth Ray Russell, 70, of Orleans, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2017, at IU Health Hospice House.

He was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Mitchell, the son of Noble A. and Cora Marie (Wagner) Russell. He married Wanda M. Thompson (Tillett) and she survives.

Kenny was a semi-truck driver, was in the military for 29 years, and a member of the Orleans American Legion Post No. 69. After retiring he worked for Older Americans delivering meals. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964. Kenny loved to work in the yard and around their house. He attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship in Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; his children, Robert (Melissa) Russell of Williams and Jackie (Monty) Tillett of Orleans; stepchildren, Diana (Steve) of Columbus, Rebecca Elrod of Campbellsburg, Anita (Willy) Wilson of French Lick and Brian (Kathy) Thompson of Orleans; brothers and sisters, William David (Luella) of Mitchell, Shirley Ann (Keith) Roberts of Bloomfield, and Michael Wayne (Rita) Russell and James Charles (Lydia) Russell of Mitchell; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Donald Joseph Russell, Jeffery Dean Russell, Noble LeRoy Russell and Steven Edward Russell; and three sisters, Peggy Jane Russell, Alice Marie Collins and Barbara Sue Nicholson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post No. 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday .

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

Paul Shipman

Paul Shipman, 95, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Wanda L. Williams

Wanda L. (Hedrick) Williams, 94, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Jan. 26. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

January 26, 2017

Patricia Colleen Eldridge

March 18, 1930 — Jan. 24, 2017

Patricia Colleen Eldridge , 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford.

She was born in Livonia, however lived in and loved Arizona for over 45 years.

She is survived by three sons, Bob, Randy, and Mike Eldridge, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no services.

The Neptune Society of Indianapolis was in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey (Pruitt) Wynn

Feb. 16, 1927 — Jan. 24, 2017

Audrey Lucille Wynn, 89, of Mitchell, passed peacefully on Jan. 24, 2017 at her home in Mitchell, after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 16, 1927, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Courtland and Myrtle (Moffatt) Pruitt. She graduated from Mitchell High School with the class of 1945. She married Kenneth (Leo) Wynn on Dec. 29 1946, and he preceded her in death on June 14, 2001.

She loved music and received a cornet scholarship to the University of Louisville. She also loved to sew. Her love for travel took her to over 35 countries. She was a member of the Bono United Methodist Church where she served as song leader for many years. She was also active in the Lawrence County Democratic Party and the Lawrence County Farm Bureau for many years.

During her lifetime, Mrs. Wynn worked at Crane NAD, Trav-ler in Orleans, Root’s Plumbing in Bedford, and she served as a Lawrence County deputy assessor before retiring from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, where she worked for over 20 years, in both Bedford and Mitchell.

Mrs. Wynn is survived by her son, Steve, of Orleans; nephews, Chris Green (Amelia) of Mooresville, Chris Ball (Daphne) of San Francisco, Calif., Ted Ball (Jeanne) of Los Alamos, N.M.; and a niece, Becky Randolph, of Ann Arbor, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Dymple Green of Mitchell.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Colleen Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the mortuary.

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

Bonnie Ann (Eickelberger) McPike

Sept. 16, 1943 — Jan. 24, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at McAdams Mortuary for Bonnie Ann McPike, 73, of Paoli who died Jan. 24 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

Born Sept. 16, 1943, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Knofel and Dora (Holiday) Eickelberger. She first married Ron Owen in 1961. She later married Norris D. McPike on Jan. 2, 1989, and he survives.

She was a retired office administrator for Layne Christianson, Inc., formerly Reynolds, Inc. of Orleans.

She was a member of Orleans Wesleyan Church and was their secretary and she was a member of Women of Wesleyan (WOW).

From the marriage to Ron Owen was born a daughter, Lisa Kirby, and son, Larry Owen.

Survivors include, her husband, Norris McPike of Paoli; a daughter, Lisa Kirby and husband Doug; son, Larry Owen, all of Paoli; stepsons, Harold McPike and wife Vicki of Springville, Lowell McPike and wife Buffy of Bloomington; sister, Betty Dillard and husband Charlie of Paoli; grandchildren, Liz Gilstrap of Orleans, Ryan Owen and Austin Owen, both of Paoli; five stepgrandchildren; great-grandson, Ryder Gilstrap of Orleans; six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

She was preceded in death by brother, Dale Eickelberger.

Officiating the service will be Brother Mike Hester and Brother Harvey McAdams. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in Paoli.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the McAdams Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Orleans Wesleyan Church, 1463 S. Maple St., Orleans, IN 47452.

Paul Russell

Dec. 23, 1955 — Jan. 24, 2017

Paul Russell, 61, of Orleans, passed away at 5:06 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Dec. 23, 1955, in Bedford, the son of Gene and Mary (Greene) Russell. He married Tammy Knight on Oct. 15, 2007, and she survives.

He was employed by River View Farms in Orleans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Russell of Orleans; four sons, Matt (Brittany) of Mitchell, Josh of French Lick, Cody of Orleans and Shane (Kallie) of Bedford; two daughters, Sunshine (Derik) and Harmony, both of Orleans; 16 grandchildren; his mother, Mary, and sister, Sherry, both of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister Marcella Jo Elliott.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Larry Johnson officiating.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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

For condolences, visit mcadamsmortuary.com.

January 25, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Stroud) Weeks

Aug. 28, 1925 — Jan. 23, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Bex Weeks, 91, of Bedford, died at 7:58 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Aug. 28, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Curtis and Hazel (Hislip) Stroud. She married Glenn Bex and he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2004. She later married Bob Weeks and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2007.

She retired as an assembly worker at Visteon.

She was a graduate of Huron High School with the class of 1944 and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended the Syria Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley K. Mosier and husband Brad of Shoals; a son, Glen E. Bex and wife Priscilla of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Paula K. Mosier, David Lee Mosier, Gerald Eugene Mosier, James Earl Mosier, Jeffery Curtis Bex, Brian Scott Bex, and Matthew Darren Bex; ten great-grandchildren, Jason Paul Mosier, Jacob Mosier, Ashley Mosier, Chase Mosier, Jonathon Bex, Lauren Bex, Madison Bex, Carson Bex, Chance Bex and Colton Bex; a brother, Donnie Stroud and wife Margaret of W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Brenda Weeks and Robin Weeks; a stepson, Mike Weeks; and five stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and two brothers, Garrett and Robert.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Carl Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.

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

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

Gregory Dean Cornwell

Feb. 24, 1951 — Jan. 22, 2017

Gregory Dean Cornwell, 65, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2017, in his home in Liverpool, New York.

Gregory was born in Bedford to Eva (Newlin) Russell and Floyd Cornwell and raised in Mitchell.

He spent many years in Salem, where he taught high school U.S. History and coached boys basketball. He then resided in Louisville, Ky., with his wife and children for many years.

He was an avid bowler and sports enthusiast. Greg always had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his mother, Eva Russell; stepfather, Fay Russell; two brothers, John Cornwell and Jim Cornwell; four children, Paul Cornwell, Jamie Harris, Denise Knight, and Jeffrey Cornwell; nine grandchildren; and an abundance of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Embry-Cornwell; his father, Floyd Cornwell; and his stepdaughter, Laura Embry.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Thomas Flinn

Dec. 12, 1975 — Jan. 22, 2017

Thomas Flinn, 41, of Paoli, passed away on Jan. 22, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Bloomington on Dec. 12, 1975, to Ralph and Shirley (Miller) Flinn. He married Holly Brown on Nov. 19, 1999, and she survives.

Thomas worked in the deli at the Jay C Store in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Holly Flinn; two daughters, Melissa Wininger and Alexandria Flinn; his mother, Shirley Flinn; brother, Roy Dowling; and sister, Angela Stiffler.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Flinn; his grandparents, and three uncles, Paul Flinn, Kenny Flinn, and Robert Flinn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Bro. Gerald Flynn officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Katherine ‘Kathy’ (Petrie) Reckelhoff

March 7, 1952 — Jan. 19, 2017

Regardless of ease or hardship, Mary Katherine “Kathy” Reckelhoff gravitated toward life and the sharing of it.

She was born March 7, 1952 to Mary Patricia and Lewis Malcolm Petrie. Kathy passed from this world on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

An avid reader and animal lover, she was a tomboy during her childhood and continued through life with an emboldened and strong spirit, unburdened by cynicism. Kathy attended Indiana State University and Indiana University, having studied English Literature and Secondary Education.

She married Steven Reckelhoff on June 9, 1979. Together, they enjoyed the outdoors, boating, and spoiling their pets. Kathy loved spending time with her family and friends be it simply sitting and talking or travelling for holidays or vacations. After she retired from InterStar North America in 2007 she and Steven moved from Florence, Ky., to Smith Station, Ala., but throughout their shared life they also called Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Louisiana home.

On Feb. 24, 1975, Kathy gave birth to her daughter, best friend, and northstar, Sally. They remained incredibly close and were an indivisible mother and daughter throughout Kathy’s life.

Once given, kindness insists on existing longer than can be recorded or documented. It ebbs gently yet assuredly forward through actions and acceptance. It is the best of legacies. Kindness truly is Kathy’s legacy. Her sweetness will be carried on by her loved ones and marked by the signature of every dusk and dawn they witness. Her kindness will be built upon with every moment of thanks and hope found in each of their days.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Mary Patricia and Lewis Malcolm Petrie.

Her surviving family members include her husband, Steven Reckelhoff of Smith Station, Ala.; her daughter, best friend, and northstar, Sally Troutman of Florence, Ky.; her sister, Cindy Williams (David) of Dover, Mass.; her brother, Bill Petrie (Karen) of Lebanon; her stepdaughter, Melanie Smith of Orleans; her granddaughter, Riley Hawkins of Leland, Miss.; her granddog, Malachi of Florence, Ky.; her nieces, Emily Leshnower (Brad) of Atlanta, Ga., Bailey Dennis (Craig) of Navarre, Fla., and McKenzie Petrie of Indianapolis.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, and from noon until the service on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Funding (JDRF) or the Humane Society of the United States.

Audrey Wynn

Audrey Wynn, 89, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 24, 2017

Norma Beavers

Norma (Hamlin) Beavers, 84, Bloomington, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chapel Hill Church. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Mary K. Reckelhoff

Mary Katherine (Petrie) Reckelhoff, 64, Smith Station, Ala., died Thursday. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Gregory Cornwell

Gregory Cornwell, 65, Liverpool, N.Y., formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Donald R. Brown

Donald R. Brown, 86, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary E. Weeks

Mary E. (Stroud) Weeks, 91, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 23, 2017

Donald R. Brown

Jan. 12, 1931 — Jan. 21, 2017

Donald R. Brown, 86, of Bedford, died Saturday evening at IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 12, 1931, in Bedford, he was the son of Hallie Brown and Norris (Fischel) Brown. He married Betty Anne Cross in Bedford in Jan. 10, 1953, and she preceded him in death on February 17, 2008.

He was a member of the National Guard for eight years, serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired as a salesman from Hoosier Auto Parts in 1993.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and the Elks Lodge for over 56 years. He enjoyed bowling as a hobby for over 50 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie (Jon) Gipe of Bedford; one grandson, Jordan Adam Gipe (Brittany) of Greenwood; one nephew Kevin D. Brown of Bedford; and his companion, Vivian Fischel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Anne; and two brothers, Richard W. Brown and Arthur Brown.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

January 22, 2017

Jim Misner

July 26, 1936 — Jan. 19, 2017

Jim Misner, age 80, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017, after a short illness at Monroe Hospital. He was born in North Vernon, Indiana, on July 26, 1936, to Fannie and Clifford Misner.

He retired from General Motors as an electrician in Bedford. Jim and his wife of 56 years, Shirley, enjoyed many years of ballroom dancing and lots of parties with their children and grandchildren.

Jim and his wife are both active members of Crossroads Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Eads Misner; children Sherry Wagoner and husband Lee, Karen Jesses and husband Pete, Debbie Doerflein and husband Pat, Susie Moat, and Randy Smith and wife Jessica; along with numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 South Old State Road 37 in Bloomington, with Pastor Ray New presiding. Burial will follow in the Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 25, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

January 21, 2017

Steven Dwayne Cooper

Oct. 5, 1953 — Jan. 19, 2017

Steven Dwayne Cooper, 63, of Springville, died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017, at IU Health, Bedford.

Born Oct. 5, 1953, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Linny and Winfred (Hoskins) Cooper. He married Diane (Jones) Walden on July 2, 1995, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Mitchell High School and attended Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Bedford.

Surviving are his wife, Diane; one son, Steven Cooper Jr., two daughters, Holly (Raymond) Vest and Tammy (Troy) Higgs; grandchildren, Cheyenne (Jake) Bell, Cody Higgs, Kya Higgs and Logan Cooper; one great-grandson, Kole Bell; one brother, Greg (Joyce) Cooper; one nephew and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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

‘Pete’ Dana Thomas

Jan. 28, 1949 — Jan. 18, 2017

“Pete” Dana Thomas, 67, of Springville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 28, 1949, in Monroe, Mich., he was the son of Edrie (Stone) Griffith.

Pete was a retired truck driver for Wetterau Inc. in Bloomington.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Vickie Thomas of Springville; his children, Gina Henderson of Owensburg, Michelle Neff of Linton, Leann Thomas of Florida and Scott Thomas of Jasonville; he has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pete was preceded in death by his mother.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home in Bloomfield. Burial will follow at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery.

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

Rowena Carter

Rowena (Wilking) Carter, 90, Klamath Falls, Ore., a native of Williams, died Jan. 1. Memorial service was Jan. 6 at the Klamath Christian Center.

January 20, 2017

Sam Ely

Oct. 24, 1936 — Jan. 18, 2017

Sam Ely, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Richard A. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 24, 1936, in Lee County, Va., he was the son of Nathaniel Ely and Sallie (Scott) Hopper. He married Shirley Jean Latch on May 12, 1962.

Sam retired from Carpenter Body Works. He played bluegrass music and enjoyed going to flea markets.

Sam was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Spring Mill Lodge Fraternal Order of Police No. 172.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ely of Mitchell; daughter, Patricia Lynn (Don) Story of Schertz, Texas; grandchildren, Travis Redden and Shayla Story; great-granddaughter, Cybella Redden; and siblings, Nate Ely of Mitchell, Homer Ely of Crank, Ky., Arnold Ely of Pennington Gap, Va., Wanda June McFarland of Cincinnati, Ohio, Pauline Ely of Dryden, Va., and Ricki Musick of Tennessee.

His parents and siblings, James Ely, Britt Ely, Tommy Ely, Aliene Spears, Dorothy Zeeks, Frances Tolbert, David Ely and Tony Ely, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Following cremation, burial will be at a later date in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Ellis ‘Red’ Ritter

Feb. 7, 1920 — Jan. 18, 2017

Ellis “Red” Ritter, 96, of Bedford, died at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan.18, 2017, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Heltonville, he was the son of Otto and Oma (Sowder) Ritter. He attended Donica and Needmore schools, and retired from General Motors after 30 years. He married Bernice Sharr on Nov. 25, 1944, and she preceded him in death.

He was a member and elder of the Judah Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II serving on the Pacific and European fronts.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Ritter and wife Linda, and Larry Ritter and wife Jamie, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jay Ritter and wife Joy, Jeff Ritter and wife Summer, Jade Ritter and wife Beth, John Ritter and wife Stacy, Chad Ritter and wife Sharon, all of Bedford, and Magen Craig and husband, Neil of Indianapolis; 10 great-grandchildren, Shawn, Jathan, Faith, Jacob, Carter, Alexis, Reese, Reid, Chase and Austin Ritter; and sisters, Ada Deckard and Lucy Hedrick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 70 years, Bernice; four brothers, Ervin “Bud,” Ermil “Joe Buck,” Elbert “Honey” and Oatis; and two sisters, Evelyn and Mary Louise (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Larry Ritter and Don Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Judah Park.

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

January 19, 2017

Rondee Cheryl (Quackenbush) Sanders

Feb. 18, 1944 — Jan. 17, 2017

Rondee Cheryl Sanders, 72, passed away at 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert Quackenbush and Thelma (Connell) Quackenbush Lindley. She married Harold Eugene Sanders Sept. 29, 1963, and he preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2016.

Rondee had been employed at Older Americans and was a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School. She enjoyed crafting.

Family was her everything, and she spent every day taking care of us.

Survivors include her children, Kipp Eugene (Melanie) Sanders of Mitchell and Polly Ann (Ron) Grubb of Mitchell; her 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, Keatyn McLaughlin and Madison McLaughlin; and siblings, Suzy (Bobby) Robbins of Orleans and Pat (Nada) Lindley of Mitchell.

Her parents; stepfather, Robert Lindley; husband; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Renee and John Payton; and grandson, Jonah Lee Grubb, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ronnie McLain and Pastor Tim Voorhies officiating.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Ellis ‘Red’ Ritter

Ellis “Red” Ritter, 96, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 18, 2017

Elizabeth (Shinkle) Grubbs

May 12, 1945 — Jan. 17, 2017

Elizabeth Grubbs, 71, of Mitchell, passed away at 11:49 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2017, at the Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born May 12, 1945, in Orleans, the daughter of Bill and Helen (Taylor) Shinkle.

She was a member of the Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans. She worked as a supervisor at General Electric in Bloomington for 37 years and graduated with the Orleans High School Class of 1963.

She is survived by one sister, Anna Belle Pierce (Jim) of Mitchell; one brother, Denver Mathes (Carrie) of Farmersburg; three nephews, Jimmy Pierce (Camela), Kyle (Lea) Mathes and Jeff Mathes; two nieces, Jamie Eubanks (J.J.) and Laura Beth (Josh) Cleghorn and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Horeb Cemetery, Orleans.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made at BatColeFoundation.com.

Ellis ‘Red’ Ritter

Ellis “Red” Ritter, 96, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 17, 2017

Alta (Mullins) Slone

Jan. 31, 1922 — Jan. 15, 2017

Alta Slone, 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1922, in Brinkley, Ky., she was the daughter of William Letcher and Miranda (Nickels) Mullins. She married Joe Slone June 12, 1938, and he preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2000.

Alta was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, William E. (Nancy) Slone of Orleans and Joey Slone of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Betty Slone of Mitchell; grandchildren, Stephen Slone of Ohio, Tammy (Brian) Chapman of Mitchell, Tonya (John) Smith of Paoli, Cindy (Randy) Ewing of Salem and Mindy Hunter of Tipton; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; sons, George Slone and Sheldon Slone; and siblings, George Mullins, Chester Mullins, Delza Mullins, Eliza Young, Eva Engle, and Malvery Amburgy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Casketbearers: Steve Slone, Brandon Slone, John Elkins, Joey Slone, Randy Ewing, and Robert Tipton.

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

Debra Jean (Blackerby) Cain

March 21, 1959 — Jan. 15, 2017

Debra Jean Cain, 57, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 21, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Nelson “Bud” and Betty Lou (Wells) Blackerby.

Debra was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 9107 Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Betty and Marvin Garrison of Mitchell; sister, Patricia Dawn (Robert) Hutsler of Paoli; brothers, Jessy Ray (Debbie Jo) Blackerby of Mitchell and Richard Paul Blackerby of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father and son, Gregory Alan Vaught, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service Thursday at the church.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

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

Ray Dean Davis

Ray Dean Davis, 77, of Bedford, died Sunday. There is no scheduled visitation or service. Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Cecil Brock

Cecil Brock, 72, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at noon on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

Elizabeth C. Shirley

Elizabeth Caroline (Andrews) Shirley, 81, of LaGrange, Ga., formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday. A private ceremony for family will take place at a later date. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

January 16, 2017

Charles Edward Phillips

Aug. 11, 1936 — Jan. 15, 2017

Charles Edward Phillips, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 11, 1936, in French Lick, he was the son of Sammy and Gertrude (Deal) Phillips. He married Grace Carolyn Abel on Nov. 14, 1957.

Charles retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and was a farmer. He was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M.

He loved to golf and fish, and attended all of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Charles was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a veteran of the Indiana National Guard, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Carolyn Phillips of Mitchell; children, Gregory Lee (Janet) Phillips of Mitchell, Gordon Gene (Carol) Phillips of Mitchell, and Sharon L. (Terry) Purdy of Heltonville; grandchildren, Tyler S. Phillips, Taylor S. Phillips, Trevor K. Phillips, Chad N. Phillips, and Jarrett L. Phillips; and sister, Bertha Bell of Spencer.

His parents and brother, Ronald Phillips, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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

Betty Ann (Brooks) Tanksley

July 27, 1926 — Jan. 13, 2017

Betty Ann Tanksley, 90, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 27, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Danner and Minnie (Wood) Brooks. She married Raymond Tanksley July 27, 1945.

Betty was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944.

Survivors included her husband, Raymond Tanksley of Mitchell; children, Brooks (Lynne) Tanksley of New Palestine and Raymona Tanksley of Mitchell; grandson, Brad (Jennifer) Tanksley; great-grandchildren, Brendan Tanksley and Brooke Tanksley; and sister, Carmina Tuksal of Michigan.

Her parents and siblings, William Thomas Brooks, Gene Brooks, Zack Danner Brooks, Jon Brooks, Mary Rosenberger, and Charlene Hawk, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Tammy Lou Mathis

Tammy Lou Mathis, 56, of Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

January 15, 2017

Betty Ann Tanksley

Betty Ann (Brooks) Tanksley, 90, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

January 14, 2017

Wendle Gale Moffitt

March 2, 1939 — Jan. 10, 2017

Wendle Gale Moffitt, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on March 2, 1939, to William Moffitt and Eva (Edwards) Moffitt. Wendle married Donna Ritchison on Aug. 23, 1958, and she survives.

Wendle was a graduate of Mitchell High School and was a member of Central Church of Christ in Bedford; he retired from NWSC Crane.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Moffitt of Mitchell; two daughters, Debra Moffitt of France and Sherry (Randy) Tolbert of Mitchell; son, Timothy (Carolyn) Moffitt of Bedford; three grandchildren, Justin Tolbert, Josh Tolbert and Nick Tolbert; and great-grandson, Connor Tolbert.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sylvester Glenn Moffitt, Rodeffer Mark Moffitt and Lowell Moffitt.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 and from noon until the service on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mark Edward Key

Nov. 23, 1961 — Jan. 9, 2017

Mark Edward Key, 55, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the home of his mother.

Born Nov. 23, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Key and Sandra (Shirley) Key Bridwell.

Mark was a farmer and an employee of Lawrence County Farm Supply. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra Bridwell of Bedford; sister, Christie (George) Jenkins of Bedford; nieces, Brooke (Chad) Guthrie of Bedford and Sheila Jenkins of Louisville; and nephew, Christopher Jenkins of Louisville.

His father and stepfather, Mike Bridwell, preceded him in death.

Honoring his wishes, the Rev. Richard Clayton officiated at the private family graveside service on Thursday at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

Dennis Charles Ryan

Dennis Charles Ryan, 62, of Oolitic, died Sunday. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Allen Funeral

Home in Bloomington.

January 13, 2017

Darwin Sanders

July 25, 1929 — Jan. 8, 2017

Darwin O. Sanders, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 8, 2017.

Darwin was born in Bedford on July 25, 1929, to James Roy Sanders and Bessie Irene (Trotter) Sanders. He currently lived in Farmers Branch, Texas, and is survived by his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Margaret “Sissy” (Dillard) Sanders; two loving sons and their wives, Jeffrey (Nancy) Sanders and Michael (Kami) Sanders; one grandson, Austin (Amanda) Sanders; two stepgrandchildren, Sarah (Scott) McPherson and James Freeman; one great-grandchild, Addison Sanders and baby boy due in April; two step-great-grandchildren, Collin McPherson and Kimberly McPherson; a sister-in-law, Peggy Sanders; and several nieces, nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert Sanders and Carl Sanders; and sisters, Leola Goldman & Naomi Sanders.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Burial will immediately follow at Stampers Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Research or a charity of your choice in his name.

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

January 11, 2017

Asa A. Burgess

Sept. 14, 1929 — Jan. 9, 2017

Asa A. Burgess, 87, of Bedford passed away at 2:49 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 14, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John E. and Lillie (Clouse) Burgess. He retired from Public Service Indiana in 1991 after 39 years as a sub-station construction mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Asa was an avid BNL Lady Stars sports fan and supporter. He kept the books for the Lady Stars Softball Team for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Mitchell of Mitchell and Phyllis Wilson of Bedford; two sons, Kevin A. Burgess and wife Donna and Bradley A. Burgess and wife Tammy, all of Bedford; 12 grandchildren, Amber, Mandy, Bradley Jr., Michael, Maria, Zachary, Jessica, Sara, Kimberly, Creighton, Lloyd Dale Jr., and Carolyn Sue; 21 great-grandchildren; and his loving companion and friend of 18 years, Carol Crane.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Charles, Robert M., John M, and Carl Burgess; three sisters, Phyllis C. Burgess, Louella Casey, and Margaret Lowrey; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Frances G. (Riggle) Craig

July 29, 1940 — Jan. 9, 2017

Frances G. Craig, 76, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Bloomington Nursing Home.

Born July 29, 1940, in Huron, she was the daughter of Francis “Frank” Riggle and Doris (Terrell) Riggle Elliott. She married Vince Craig on Feb. 16, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2011.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Fayetteville High School.

Survivors include two sons, Barry Craig of Williams and Jeffrey Craig of Bedford; two daughters, Michelle Craig and Kristine Craig, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Crystal Walton, Benjamin Robertson and Heather Laster, all of Bedford, Dale Chastain and Jeremy Gaddis, both of Mitchell, Jaramyah Chastain of Shelbyville, Rocky Brown of Borden and Joshua Burnette of New York; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Ross of Bedford; two brothers, Ralph Riggle and wife Adah of Williams and Larry Riggle of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. Brian Adcock is the boyfriend of daughter, Kristine Craig; and Becky Babbs, is the fiancé of son, Jeffrey Craig.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Riggle and Doris Terrell Riggle Elliott; her husband; one daughter, Kimberly Burnette; a grandson, Dakota Burnette; stepfather, John Elliott; and stepmother, Mildred Riggle.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ron Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Truly J. ‘Jeanette’ Hudson

May 19, 1940 — Jan. 9, 2017

Truly “Jeanette” (Turner) Hudson, of Bloomington, passed away on Jan. 9, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Bedford, on May 19, 1940, to Cecil and Matrice (Gosser) Turner. Jeanette graduated from Fayetteville School.

She retired from the IU Optometry Clinic after 23 years. She was a member of the New Unionville Baptist Church and enjoyed participating in the Awana Children’s Program, women’s Bible study and many other church activities.

She kept in touch with her Fayetteville School classmates by attending monthly breakfast get-togethers. She made lasting friendships with her co-workers from IU and met monthly for lunch with Bev, Barb, Joyce and others to visit and catch up. She and her husband, Cecil, enjoyed vacationing with her sister Jan and brother-in-law Pat; camping with their children and their friends, Charles and Rose and Walter and Sandy.

She loved to sit on her back porch in the summer and watch for Bluebirds and Hummingbirds. She liked to go boating on the lake, playing bingo, craft festivals and spend as much time with her family as she could. She loved the quiet times spent with her husband and the drives they would often take down to the lake. She was crazy over her little dog, Reece.

She meant many things to each of us who were lucky enough to know her but she will be remembered, loved, admired, and missed for the fun loving, good natured, easy going, compassionate and kind hearted woman she was to all of us.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Cecil; stepdaughter, Dottie Powers; sons, Shawn (Melinda) Benham and Shannon (Kellie) Benham; daughter, Sheri (Jeff) Scott; sister, Jan (Pat) Muench; grandchildren, Jay, Josh, and Shaina Benham; several stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Matrice (Gosser) Turner; stepdaughter, Becky (Hudson) Lawson; and nieces, Tammy (Davis) Hatcher and Tessa (Davis) Behymer.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Judah Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

January 10, 2017

John H. Reed

Sept. 24, 1921 — Jan. 7, 2017

John H. Reed, 95, of Bedford, died at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017,at Meadow Lakes Retirement Center in Mooresville.

Born Sept. 24, 1921, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Alfred L. and Myrtle (Wood) Reed. He married Martha M. Newcombe on April 8, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1982. He later married Betty L. Fleming on Aug. 31, 1985, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2007.

He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in metallurgical engineering. He retired as a metallurgical engineer at General Motors after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia E. Schmidt and husband Bob of Plainfield; a brother-in-law, one step grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; a grandson, Michael N. Denman; and three brothers, Theron, Byron and Maurice.

Following John’s wishes of cremation, an inurnment will be conducted at a later date in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Annabelle (List) Pinnick

Dec. 11, 1930 — Jan. 8, 2017

Annabelle Pinnick, 86, of Orleans, passed away at 11:08 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Lebanon, the daughter of James and Minnie (Lefforge) List. She married Philip Pinnick on June 25, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2016.

She worked in the Orleans school system as a cafeteria manager. She graduated from Orleans High School in 1948. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and life member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

She was survived by one son, Greg (Cindy) Pinnick of Mitchell; one daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Harms of Bedford; four grandchildren, Tiffany (JR) Buher, Damien Pinnick of Mitchell and Ethan and Austin Harms of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Buher and Kennedy Pinnick of Mitchell; one brother, Howard List; and one sister, Edna Grater.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Marcus, Paul and Hubert List; and one sister, Vinnie Luper.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. There will be a Phi Beta Psi service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Ronald Kent ‘Ronnie’ Rainey

Nov. 5, 1972 — Jan. 8, 2017

Ronald Kent “Ronnie” Rainey, 44, of Bedford, died at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1972, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dale and Patricia (Ronk) Rainey.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Dale and Donna Rainey, of Bloomington; his caregivers, Curtis and Michelle Stroud of Bedford; a sister, Lisa Rainey of Illinois; his grandmother, Rita Norman of Bedford; and aunts and uncles, Janet and Frank Basinger of Bedford, Greg and Pam Rainey of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and his paternal grandparents, Phyllis and Ollie Hall, and Richard Dale Rainey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West.

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

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

Asa A. Burgess

Asa A. Burgess, 87, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Willie Gallagher

Willie Gallagher, 85, of Mitchell, died Sunday. There is no scheduled visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Murle Kern

Murle Kern, 79, of Cross Plains, died Monday. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Frances G. Craig

Frances G. Craig, 76, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 09, 2017

Jack Dean Newton

Jack Dean Newton, 69, Mitchell, died Wednesday, Jan. 4. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Asa Burgess

Asa Burgess, 87, of Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

John H. Reed

John H. Reed, 95, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ronald K. Rainey

Ronald Kent Rainey, 44, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 08, 2017

Robert Daulton

Nov. 1, 1943 — Jan. 5, 2017

Robert “Bobby” Aaron Daulton, 73, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Born November 1, 1943, in Jackson County, Indiana, he was the son of Robert D. and Betty J. (Ollis) Daulton.

He married Vickie Horner on July 29, 1970, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School, Class of 1962. Bobby retired from General Motors, Bedford. He was an active farmer and he was a member of several antique tractor clubs.

Surviving are his wife, Vickie; one son, Brent (Elizabeth) Trueblood; one daughter, Jennifer (Neil) Riley; seven grandchildren, Tyler (Danielle) Trueblood, Scotty (Amy) Trueblood, Emily Riley, Olivia Riley, Brenten Trueblood, Abby Riley, and Keaden Trueblood; two great-grandsons, Treyten “The Boy” Trueblood and Garrison “Jesse” Trueblood; two sisters, Diane (Bill) Harrison and Sandy Bennett; one brother, Denny (Karen) Daulton; mother-in-law, Betty Horner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mona Harrison; and father-in-law, Harry “Buck” Horner.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford, with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, 9:30 until the service hour at the funeral home.

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

Harold Moser

Nov. 13, 1949 — Dec. 30, 2016

Harold “Ed” Moser passed away on December 30, 2016, at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born on November 13, 1949, in Gary, Indiana, to Ernest and Thelma (Lindsey) Moser. Ed married Margaret Ann Cox on February 13, 1974, and she survives.

Ed was the retired owner/operator of A1 CDL Testing Service in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Moser; sisters, Sue and Alice Moser, and Rosie Baugh; brothers, Lowell and Leroy Moser; sons, Ranson Johnson, Anthony Moser, Jeffrey Moser and James Moser; grandchildren, Zach and Raven Johnson, Forest and Sy Moser, Tyler and Briley Moser; and great-grandchildren, James Anthony and Evalynn.

Ed was very proud of these children, who are his legacy.

Because of out-of-state family, a celebration of Ed’s life will be scheduled for a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford was in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia L. Palmer

May 19, 1952 — Jan. 6, 2017

Cynthia L. Allen Palmer, 64, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 8:35 a.m. at Country Side Meadows in Indianapolis.

She was born in Bedford on May 19, 1952, to Roy E. “Tunney” Allen and Mary Maxine (Phipps) Allen. Cynthia was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford, was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1970. She was an Accountant with the State of Indiana Workforce Development. Cynthia belonged to a Euchre Club, and Stampin’Up Card making.

Survivors include her son, Bradley Palmer of Indianapolis, one sister, Beth (Harold) Snead of Bedford, two brothers, Steven Allen of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Kerry Allen of Hillsboro, Ohio, several nephews and a large extended family.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church, burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Bro. Kerry Allen officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Dean Newton

Jack Dean Newton, 69, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

January 07, 2017

Charles Austin Elkins

March 9, 1947 — Jan. 4, 2017

Charles “Charlie” Austin Elkins, 69, passed away on Jan. 4, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 9, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Claude Austin “Abe” and Mabel Marie (Hobson) Elkins. He married Cora Melvin on Feb. 14, 1994; and she survives.

Charles retired from the Bedford Fire Department. He was former Town Marshall of Oolitic.

He attended Bedford High School.

Charles was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, the Bedford Moose, the Mitchell American Legion No. 250, Eagles of Bedford, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, and the F.O.P.

Surviving are his wife, Cora Elkins of Bedford; one son, Scott A. (Rhonda) Elkins of Seymour; one daughter, Connie (Greg) Dalton of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Courtney and Rebekah Elkins and Emily and Sarah Dalton; one sister, Mary Ann (Jim) Jenkins; four stepdaughters, Pam (Jerry) Hillenburg, Anita (Barry) Turpin, Tamara Hughes and Paula (Tim) Ely; one stepson, Timothy (Carrie) Magnus; 14 stepgrandchildren; and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sandy McGrath and Connie Mathews; one stepgrandson, Lance Cpl. Eric Dean Hillenburg; and one step-great-grandchild, Blaydan Heath Cobb.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Hillenburg officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday by the Bedford Masonic Lodge No.14 F&AM. Moose rites will be held at 5 p.m.. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Avanell Maxine (Olson) Mitchell

March 20, 1928 — Jan. 5, 2017

Avanell Maxine Mitchell, 88, of Bedford, died at 5:23 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at White River Lodge.

Born March 20, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Norman Richard Olson Sr. and Myrtle Grace (Studley) Olson. She married her high school sweetheart, Lester Wayne “Coke” Mitchell on July 30, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2009.

She was a clerical worker at Dunn Memorial Hospital and worked with her family at the N.R. Olson Real Estate and Insurance Agency. After her retirement, she volunteered as a Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Stogsdill and husband Jim, Debbie “Red” Miller and husband Steve, all of Bedford, and Cheryl Strickler of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Melissa Beasley of Albuquerque, N.M., Brandon Brown of Bedford and Cody Strickler of Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Brown and Madelynn Strickler; a brother, Volney Olson and wife, Zenobia of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Olson; and close personal friend, Debi Deer and husband Phil, who are considered family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Norman Olson Jr. , and a sister, Gaynel Meglemre.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.10, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Flinn officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Boys and Girls Club.

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

January 06, 2017

Windell Edward Morrow

July 21, 1939 — Jan. 4, 2017

Windell Edward Morrow, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.

He was born on July 21, 1939, in Wayne County, Ky. to Roe Morrow and Rosa (Kidd) Morrow. Windell married Linda Moser on Aug. 24, 1968, at the Harrodsburg Assembly of God, the Rev. Jim Palmer officiated.

He was retired from Victor Oolitic Stone Company and was a farmer and avid beekeeper; he was a member of the Valley Mission Nazarene Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Morrow of Bedford; daughter, Judy (Bill) Johnson of Bedford; son, Michael Morrow of Indiana; two grandsons, Billy Johnson of Bedford and Michael Morrow Jr. of Evansville; two brothers, William Morrow of Kentucky and Harold Morrow of Seymour; and four sisters, Ina Pearl Small of New Palestine, Francis Jones of Oklahoma, Aldena New of Kentucky, and Nina Dean of New Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Opal Polly, Addy Morrow, Eulas Morrow, Eva Henderson, Anna Lee Key, Ruby Robbins, Mona Smith, Jason Morrow, Mallie Morrow and Bobby Morrow.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at Cedar Hill Church in Monticello, Ky.; burial will follow at Silas Morrow Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Valley Mission Nazarene Church, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Austin Elkins

Charles Austin “Charlie” Elkins, 69, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Roscoe R. Robertson

Roscoe R . Robertson, 84, of Avon, died Dec. 31. Visitation from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

January 05, 2017

Billy Wayne Rodman

Nov. 9, 1950 — Jan. 3, 2017

Billy Wayne Rodman, 66, of Bedford, died at 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 9, 1950, in Columbus, he was the son of Theodore and Mary Ann (Parker) Rodman. He married Kay Hitchcox on Aug. 24, 1970, and she survives.

He was an animal control officer for the Bedford Street Department and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Kay of Bedford; a daughter, Michelle Carpenter and husband Wes of Bedford; a son, Billy Rodman Jr. and wife Katie of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Josh, Nathan, Emily, Marissa, Ava, Evan and Mallory; two brothers, Ted Rodman of Vevay and Randy Rodman of Bedford; three sisters, Anita Horner and husband Jim of Bedford, Barbara Brooks and husband Danny of Mitchell and Mickee Gilbert and husband Jim of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wilburn Rodman; and a sister, Diann Grant.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Alberta Irene ‘Birdie’ (Prewitt) King

Nov. 16, 1925 — Jan. 2, 2017

Alberta Irene “Birdie” King, 91, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 2, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 16, 1925, in New Castle, she was the daughter of William Glenn and Josephine (Frazier) Prewitt. She married Wendell H. King Jan. 2, 1947, and he preceded her in death May 30, 2006.

Alberta was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and knitting.

Survivors include her children, Beverlee K. (Gearry) Hancock of Mitchell, Connie Lynn (Philip) Lee of Campbellsburg, Carol Lee (Randall) Gerkin of Mitchell and Gary (Nelsa) King of Mitchell; grandchildren, Cynthia (Brian) Rainey, Kim (Mike) Wallace, Staci Lee, David (Lynnlee) Grissom, Trent Grissom, Chad (Brittany) Grissom, Amber (Jason) Hodges, and Cole (Cassie) King; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Prewitt of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Russell Prewitt and Louise King, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be David Grissom, Cole King, Brian Rainey, Mike Wallace, Jason Hodges, John King, and Kevin King.

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

Marilyn Sue ‘Susie’ (Terry) Taylor

Jan. 20, 1951 — Jan. 3, 2017

Marilyn Sue “Susie” Taylor, 65, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 20, 1951, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Elmer and Edith (King) Terry. She was married to Terry Lee Taylor.

Susie had been employed at Mitchell Manor and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Taylor of Mitchell; sons, Timothy Albertson of Austin, Mark Taylor of Greenwood, Miss., and William Taylor of Austin; stepson, Terry Rothwell of Carlisle, Ky.; grandsons, Terry Taylor and Anthony Conrad; three step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and siblings, Shirley Lewis of Hillham, Ralph Terry of Bedford, Thomas Terry of Bedford, Raymond Terry of Bloomington, Kenny Terry of Bedford, and Jack Terry of Bedford.

Her parents; and siblings, Robert Terry, James Terry, and Mary Ann Terry, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

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

Charles Ara Houchin

March 11, 1940 — Jan. 3, 2017

Charles Ara Houchin, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 11, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Leslie E. and Freda (Vincent) Houchin.

Charles was retired from Mitchell Transport and was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1958. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Survivors include his children, Shannon Houchin of Paoli and Shawn Brown of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy Wagner of Mitchell, Sharon Abbott of Leesburg, Fla., Carol Ann Hughes of Mitchell, and Marlin Houchin of Mitchell.

His parents; and siblings, Marvin Houchin and Kathy Cummings, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. There is no scheduled visitation.

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

Roscoe R. Robertson

Oct. 21, 1932 — Dec. 31, 2016

Roscoe Raymond Robertson, 84, of Avon, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away at 6:46 p.m. on Saturday at the Brownsburg Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 21, 1932, in Monroe County, he was the son of Isaac Earl and Bessie (Fields) Robertson. He graduated from Fayetteville High School and attended Indiana University. He married Gloria Fisher on June 16, 1956, in Vicksburg, Miss., and she survives.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving from 1952-1956. He was a long-distance driver for Yellow Freight in Indianapolis. Roscoe was a member of the American Legion and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Avon; a daughter, Juliana G. Robertson of Westfield; a friend, Alex Gaddis of Avon; two sisters, Mildred R. Johnson of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Patricia Redwine of Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vandetta Collins Pennington; and brothers, Donald Earl “Bud” Robertson, Perry Steven “Perk” Robertson, James Lowell Robertson, Harold Ray Robertson and David Lee Robertson.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Avanell Mitchell

Avanell M. Mitchell, 88, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 04, 2017

Patricia Ann (Young) Guthrie

March 25, 1957 — Jan. 2, 2017

Patricia Ann Guthrie, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 12:17 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 02 2017, at her residence.

Born March 25, 1957, in New Albany, she was the daughter of Argus and Violet (Juanita) Young.

She was a member of Fairview Community Church. She had formerly managed the Bedford American Legion and Bloomington Elks.

Surviving are one son, Troy (Rachel) Guthrie; one daughter, Shara Purdy; six grandchildren, Abigail and Brandt Guthrie, Brittany (Caleb) Osborn, and Bethany, Brianna, and John David Purdy; companion, John Ross; one sister, Debbie Moody; and four brothers, Argus Young, Linford Young, Colvin Young and Darrell Young.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Benjamin.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Troy Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Larry Dale Sanders

June 2, 1938 — Jan. 2, 2017

Larry Dale Sanders, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation.

He was born in Bedford on June 2, 1938, to Howard and Ruth (Childers) Sanders. Larry married Loretta Simmerman on June 12, 1959, in Mitchell and she survives.

Larry was a retired machine operator from GM Central Foundry in Bedford and from the North Lawrence Community Schools; he was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Sanders of Bedford; three sons, Robert (Beth) Sanders of Liberty, David Sanders of Chicago, and Gary Lee Sanders of Bloomington; one daughter, Katrina (Darren) Toomey; one brother, Mike (Bonnie) Sanders of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and his stepfather.

Funeral service will be at noon on Friday, Jan. 6, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 5, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Alberta Irene (Frazier) King

Alberta Irene (Frazier) King, 91, of Mitchell, died Monday, Jan. 2. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral Home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Wanda Sue Porter

Wanda Sue (Utterback) Porter, 76, of Palmer, Tenn., formerly of Heltonville, died Friday, Dec. 30. Visitation was Sunday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. Funeral service was Monday with burial in Silverdale Cemtery in Chattanooga. Arrangements by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. www.laynefuneralhome.com.

Billy Wayne Rodman

Billy Wayne Rodman, 66, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 03, 2017

Phyllis Colleen (Harris) Eagan

March 26, 1930 — Jan. 1, 2017

Phyllis Colleen Eagan, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Jan. 1, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on March 26, 1930, to Glenn Harris and I. Lucille (Tincher) Harris. Phyllis married William A. Eagan on Aug. 16, 1946, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2008.

Phyllis was a homemaker and previously worked at A & L Plant Farm on East Oolitic Road. She was a member of the Dive Christian Church Homemaker’s Club and attended East Oolitic Community Church.

Phyllis was a loving mother and grandmother; she was an avid gardener, loved flowers and cooking.

A special thanks to Unit 1 at Garden Villa for their care and compassion over the last 10 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Geabes of Greenwood, Kathryn Oakley of Bedford, Karen (Tim) Inman of Bedford, and Barbara Mundy of Ellettsville; adopted daughter, Kelly Leveque and family of Needmore; grandchildren, Bryan Geabes, Tamara Geabes Bayne, Zachariah Mundy, Deidre Inman, Katelyn Inman and Jacob Inman; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Geabes Lloyd, Bryanna Geabes, Audrey Bayne, Katie Reynolds, Nicholas Lindley, June Ann Lindley, and Allyson Mundy; great-great-grandchildren, Dawn Parker, Glen Parker, Jeanelle Parker, Ruby Lloyd, and Madelyn Reynolds; one brother, Richard Harris of Bedford; one sister, Patricia (Carl) Chambers of Bloomington; sister-in-law, Sue Eagan of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Hermann Harris; and two grandsons, Jeremy Oakley and Justin Mundy.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon until the service at 4 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to White River Humane Society.

James C. ‘Jim’ Stapp

Dec. 5, 1952 — Dec. 31, 2016

James C. “Jim” Stapp, 64, of Bedford, died at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born Dec. 5, 1952 in Bedford, he was the son of Benjamin Eugene and Mary Rhue (Hodges) Stapp. He was an engineer for Bowen Engineering of Indianapolis and a member of the sons of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Survivors include a daughter, Allison Benge and husband Matthew of Greenwood; a granddaughter, Mattison Benge; two sisters, April Stapp Collins of Bedford and Kim Vest and husband Michael of Bloomfield; nieces and nephews, Stevie Roach, Kyle Collins, Jeremy Vest and wife Brandy, Stacy and Chad Lowry; and great-niece and nephew, Zoey and Oliver Roach.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rick Catlett officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Tina Arnette (Reynolds) Pensinger

March 19, 1965 — Dec. 29, 2016

Tina Arnette Pensinger, 51, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at home with her family.

Tina was born in Bedford, on March 19, 1965, to the late Arnold and A. Diane (Reynolds) Bex. She married Scott E. Pensinger on June, 26, 1999, and he survives her.

She was a travel agent for many years, lastly with Berger Travel in Mansfield. She graduated from Marion Technical College in 2010 and worked as a physical therapist assistant for North Central Ohio Educational Service Center. She loved working with her special needs children and used her creativity and caring spirit to make a difference.

She has traveled to many countries and destinations, but her favorite place on earth was Disney World.

She loved yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted member of Community Christian Church, Galion. She had a wonderful, kind spirit, an awesome sense of humor, and a zest for life. She had a multitude of friends, family and acquaintances that knew and loved her. She touched many lives along her short journey.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children and stepchildren, Amber Clum and fiancé Jake McGowan, Brandon Slone, Ryan (Kristine) Pensinger, and Ami (Jim) Hay, all of Galion, Nathan Pensinger of Wilmington, N.C., and Tia (Shawn) Meyers of Galion, 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Angela (Mike) Kauffman of Vail, Ariz., Shelley Kern of Bloomington, and Lana (Jim) Craig of Bedford; and three nephews and nieces.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, today at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way N., Galion, Ohio. Friends may also call one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Community Christian Church, 6195 State Route 19, Galion with Dr. Dan Turner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Ohio.

Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion is honored to serve the family of Tina Arnette Pensinger.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.masfh.com.

Patricia Ann (Young) Guthrie

Patricia Ann (Young) Guthrie, 59, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 2. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Roscoe Robertson

Roscoe Robertson, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Alberta King

Alberta King, 91, of Mitchell, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

January 02, 2017

Toby Luther Hutchens

Sept. 29, 1976 — Dec. 20, 2016

Toby Luther Hutchens, 40, of Oolitic, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born September 29, 1976, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Gordon L. and Freda Kay (Hampton) Hutchens.

Toby attended Life Tabernacle in Springville.

Surviving are his parents, Gordon and Freda Kay Hutchens; one brother, Jeremy Shane (Ashley) Hutchens; one sister, Kimberly Diana (Chris) Atkins; nine nieces and nephews, Dylan, Dakota, Derek, Joycelynn, Keaton, Alexis, Jazzmine, Zackary, and Luke; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; one aunt; and two uncles.

Memorial service will be on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at noon, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Phyllis C. (Harris) Eagan

Phyllis C. (Harris) Eagan, 86, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

James Stapp

James Stapp, 64, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter

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