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Obituaries - June 2014



June 30, 2014 No Obituaries reported. June 29, 2014 Jack Allen Logsdon

Jack Allen Logsdon, 75, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. June 28, 2014 Tyrone Holloway Tyrone Holloway, 38, Bedford, died at 6:10 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Monday at Dive Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. June 27, 2014 Carolyn Clouse Graveside service for Carolyn Sue Clouse, who died April 18, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ames Chapel Cemetery near Paoli. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Wheeler

Dale H. Wheeler, 63, died Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Jamestown, N.Y.

Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. June 26, 2014 Diana L. Garland Feb. 22, 1951 — June 24, 2014

Diane L. “Burnie” Garland, 63, of Mitchell, passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1951, in Hammond, to Willie and Violet Garland.

She was a retired CNA from White River Lodge in Bedford

Survivors include her son, Mark Harris and wife Rachael of Bedford; daughter, Debra Guess of Chesterton; fiancé, Steve Miller of Mitchell; sister, Doris Jones of Bedford; cousin that is like a daughter, Sandy Adams of Bedford; and grandchildren, Brooke, Bailey, Brianna, Ryan, Bruce, J.T., Taylor and Isaiah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Roy Garland; nephew, Jeremy Smith; and cousin, Mary Jane Baker.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Ronnie L. Bartlett

Dec. 19, 1949 — June 24, 2014

Ronnie Lee Bartlett, 64, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Dec. 19, 1949, in Lawrence County, to Sam and Kathryn (Treadway) Bartlett.

Ronnie was an operator for the Sabin Corporation and served in the National Guard for 30 years.

He was a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge 1081 in Bloomington.

Surviving family members include his mother, Kathryn (Treadway) Bartlett of Bedford; sons, Ronald Bartlett and his fiancée Amanda Francke of Bloomington, Michael Bartlett and his fiancée Kimberly O’Hara of Bloomington; granddaughter, Bailey Bartlett of Bedford; brother, John David Bartlett and fiancée Amber of Bedford; niece, Jessica Bartlett of Spencer; and nephew, John Paul Bartlett of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father; and brothers, Terry, Mike, and Randy Bartlett.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bartlettsville Christian Church in Heltonville. Burial will follow at the Bartlettsville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org. June 25, 2014 Janice J. Dowling Jan. 8, 1951 — June 23, 2014

Janice J. Dowling, 63, of Bedford, died at 2 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Florence Valeka. She married Roy Dowling on Dec. 25, 1985, and he survives.

She retired from White Castle in Orleans.

Surviving with her husband are four sons, Tommy Dowling and Jeff Harris, both of Russell, Kan., David Harris of Texas and Jerry Harris of Kansas; a daughter, Bonnie of Florida; two grandchildren, Ariel and David; and one sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and three brothers.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Francis W. Merry

April 2, 1937 — June 24, 2014

Francis Wayne “Frank” Merry, 77, Orleans, passed away Tuesday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born April 2, 1937, on the outskirts of Huron, he was the son of Orland R. and Josephine D. (Hicks) Merry. He was one of 10 children.

Graduating from Huron High School in 1955, he took memories with him of his school days including a legendary fish fry in home economics where the class accidentally used soap flakes instead of cornmeal, and a large New York and Washington D.C. trip that he spoke of throughout his life. He was always a hard worker who enjoyed a job well done.

He was a milk man for Holland Dairy, a Pepsi truck driver, and had a short stint as a commercial fisherman off the Gulf of Mexico. In 1966, he hired in at General Motors in Bedford. Exactly 30 years later, he retired in 1995.

Through this time he was one of the founding members of Hoosier Hills Credit Union, active in UAW Local No. 440, volunteered with Santa’s Helpers, and sold logs for log homes. Frank enjoyed sharing stories of his life and was a man of vision.

He could be found in a grove of pines the last of April into May hunting mushrooms. Other hobbies he enjoyed were fishing, watching the deer and turkeys, building things, having big meals with family and friends, smoking good cigars, and watching western movies and his dear puppy dogs.

Surviving are his loving wife, Gayla (Eagan) Merry of Orleans; daughters, Anna (Aaron) Westfall of Orleans, Debbie (Kurt) Hutchinson of Bedford, and Pam (Robert) Bex, Carol (Gordon) Phillips, and Connie Wilson, all of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Eugene (Rosie) Merry of Mitchell, Donald Merry of Bedford, Shirley Smith of California, Doris Flath of Bloomfield, Darlene (Gary) Sullivan of Mitchell and Cathy Wineinger of French Lick. Four puppy dogs, Betty, Scout, Paddy, and Gypsy, will miss their daddy very much.

His parents; son, Ricky W. Merry; brother, Norman Merry; and sisters, Barbara Waltz, and Imogene Merry, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Aaron Westfall and Aaron Poole officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastinfuneralhome.com. June 24, 2014 Nathan B. Elliott Feb. 10, 1988 — June 22, 2014

Nathan Brent Elliott, 26, of Orleans passed away on Sunday.

He was born Feb. 10, 1988, in Bedford,  the son of Brent and Paula (Carroll) Elliott.

He worked alongside his father in construction with Elliott Construction Company.

He attended Orleans United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Brent and Paula Elliott of Orleans; finance, Leann Shadle of Orleans, one daughter, Layla Ann Elliott of Orleans, one sister, Haley Elliott of Orleans, grandparents Vance and Myra Elliott of Orleans, and Jim and Wanda Carroll of Bloomington; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Johnny Henderson and Pastor Pat Sinnott officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Layla Elliott’s educational fund.

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

William L. Haverly

Nov. 20, 1941 — June 22, 2014

William Lee “Bill” Haverly, 72, of Springville passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 20, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lawrence E. and Charlotte (Reed) Haverly.

He married Regina (Bailey) Haverly on Dec. 19, 1981; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Mitchell High School, Class of 1959. He attended Indiana University. He was a graduate of the Police Academy in Plainfield. He was Police Chief of the Bedford Police Department, when he retired in 1997, and was also the Chief Deputy for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of F.O.P. and a lifetime member of the NRA.

He was of the Christian faith. He was an avid golfer and loved camping, being outdoors and riding motorcycles.

Surviving are his wife, Regina, of Springville; one son, Steve (Bobbi) Haverly of Bedford; one daughter, Stephanie Koontz of Hollywood, Calif.; one stepson, Blair (Sue) Johnson of Richmond, Va.; one stepdaughter, Leah (Greg) Schnatmeier of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Mayo Clinic Department of Development.

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

David D. Anderson

Aug. 24, 1951 — June 20, 2014 David D. Anderson, 62, of Leesville died at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born Aug. 24, 1951, in Lawrence County he was the son of James N. and Mary Louise (Murphy) Anderson. He married Geneva Terrell on Oct. 6, 1977, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors.

 He was a member of the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, La., and the UAW.

David was a CB radio operator, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife Geneva of Leesville; one sister: Betty J. Brown of Leesville; one stepdaughter; one stepgranddaughter; one adopted granddaughter; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Steven.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery.

 Visitation will be from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Frank M. Owen

June 9, 1920 — June 19, 2014

Frank M. Owen, 94, of Bedford died at 9:08 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born June 9, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry Owen and Maude (Mead) Owen. He married Shirley Libbie Mills on Dec. 31, 1942; she died on Sept. 19, 2011.

He was a sales manager for Funks G. Seed Co., retired.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bedford; a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1938; a graduate of Purdue University; a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps; member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford; the Purdue Alumni Association; Bedford Elks Lodge No. 826; and the Bedford High School Boosters Club.

Surviving are his son, Howard and wife Karen, their children, Jeffrey and wife Lisa and their children Laney and Riley, Steven and wife Shannon and their daughter Westyn, Scott and his wife Liz, Tiffany Miller and husband Kyle and their children Ethan and Kalen and Blake; son, Mark and his wife Elizabeth, and their children Katherine Wenigmann and husband Mike, Lisa Kelso and husband Tim; and son, John; daughter, Fran Bond and her children Maggie Harrell and husband Clint and their daughter Isabelle; and Mollie Bond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; son-in-law, Larry Bond; and great-granddaughter, Averie Owen.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th St., Bedford, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Watson officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Military Rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to First Presbyterian Church, 1504 “L” St., Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Janice Dowling

Janice J. Dowling, 63, Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. June 23, 2014 Frank M. Owen June 9, 1920 — June 19, 2014 Frank M. Owen, 94, of Bedford, died at 9:08 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born June 9, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry Owen and Maude (Mead) Owen.  He married Shirley Libbie Mills on Dec. 31, 1942; she died on Sept. 19, 2011.

He was a sales manager for Funks G. Seed Co., retired.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bedford; a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1938; a graduate of Purdue University; a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps; member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford; the Purdue Alumni Association; Bedford Elks Lodge No. 826; and the Bedford High School Boosters Club.

Surviving are his son, Howard and wife Karen, their children, Jeffrey and wife Lisa and their children Laney and Riley, Steven and wife Shannon and their daughter Westyn, Scott and his wife Liz, Tiffany Miller and husband Kyle and their children Ethan and Kalen and Blake; son, Mark and his wife Elizabeth, and their children Katherine Wenigmann and husband Mike, Lisa Kelso and husband Tim; and son, John; daughter, Fran Bond and her children Maggie Harrell and husband Clint and their daughter Isabelle; and Mollie Bond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; son-in-law, Larry Bond; and great-granddaughter, Averie Owen.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th St., Bedford, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Watson officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Military Rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to First Presbyterian Church, 1504 “L” St., Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Charlene Shrider

May 9, 1930 — June 21, 2014

Charlene Limeberry Shrider, 84, of Bedford, formerly of Paoli, passed away Saturday in Syracuse.

She was born in Paoli on May 9, 1930, to the late Charles and Edith Beaty Limeberry. She married Michael Shrider and he preceded her in death in 1976. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jamie Marshall; a sister, Dorothy Baker; and grandson, Jeremy Daniel Bowles.

She was a member of the Paoli Friends Meeting, the Lost River Chapter DAR No. 4052, and AFGE Local No.1414 Government Employees Union.

She retired from NSWC Crane and also CACI in Bloomington.

Surviving are one daughter, Jill Bowles of Bedford; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell St., Paoli. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Online condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott FuneralHome.com.

Norma A. Terry

April 29, 1927 — June 20, 2014

Norma Anabel Terry, 87, of Silverville, died at 12:25 p.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 29, 1927, in Silverville, she was the daughter of Forrest and Zona (West) Craig. She married William “Bill” Terry on March 24, 1945, and he survives.

She was a domestic engineer and known as the “hummingbird lady.”

She was a 1945 graduate of Fayetteville High School. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Silverville since the age of 11. She had served as secretary, clerk-treasurer, Junior Class teacher and Vacation Bible School superintendent. She had been a member and officer of the Women’s Missionary Society and a Deaconess.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Terry of Silverville; one son, William Duane Terry and wife Julia of Fayetteville; two daughters, Judith Karen Bailey of Silverville and Jeaneen Sharon Sons and husband Steve, of Bedford; grandchildren, Monte, Marty, Michael, Stephanie, Whitney, Courtney, Greg and Niki; great-grandchildren, Brenna, Layna Chase, Braden, Britan, Kendal, Bailey Ann, Hayden, Gage, Colton and Katie; four sisters, Wanda, Doris, Anah and Viola; two brothers, Audra and Don; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, William Kent Bailey; a son-in-law, Larry Bailey; and four brothers, Victor, Vince, Lowell and Edwin.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery at 1 p.m. with Dennis Williams officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Harry W. Smith

Harry Wayne Smith, 87, Lawrenceport community, passed away at 11:13 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born Jan. 5, 1927, in Mitchell, he was the son of Harry B. and Mary (Beasley) Smith. He married Eleanor Louise Cogwell April 9, 1948.

Harry Wayne’s passion was farming and raising cattle.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a 65-year member of American Legion Post No. 250 and a 40-year member of Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving are his children, Linda (Mike) Wedgewood of Kodak, Tenn., Mary Jo (Mick) Losey of Mitchell, Harriet (Tim) Prince of Anderson, S.C., Larry (Connie) Smith of Mitchell, and Mike (Lori) Smith of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jeri (Jason) Brown, Dustin (Misty) Johnson, Melinda (Brian) Howle, Angie (Aaron) Kolar, Jacob (Katie) Smith, Chelsey Smith, and Levi Smith; great-grandchildren, Marissa and Lucas Brown, Jeslyn and Dalton Johnson, Georganna and Emma Kolar, and Alexa Howle; sisters, Priscilla Cessna of Mitchell and Joan Buher of Mitchell.

His parents; wife; brother, Russell Smith; and sister, Lois Mitchell, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport 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 and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

David D. Anderson

Aug. 24, 1951 — June 20, 2014

David D. Anderson, 62, Leesville, died at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary. June 22, 2014 Norma Anabel (Craig) Terry

Norma Anabel (Craig) Terry, 87, of Silverville, died Friday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. June 21, 2014 Carol M. Todd March 17, 1933 — June 19, 2014

Carol Mae Todd, 81, of Bedford, died at 7 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born March 17, 1933, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Isaac Carl and Jaunita Bernice (Allen) Feltner. She married Thomas Edwin Todd on Sept. 30, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2012.

She was a homemaker and retired after 30 years as a co-owner and office manager for Todd’s Petroleum.

She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Dive Extension Homemaker’s Club and a past 4-H Club leader.

Survivors include two sons, Danny W. Todd and Thomas E. Todd II and wife Carol Ann, all of Bedford; a daughter, Deborah (Debbie) L. Craig and husband Jerry of Bedford; special son, Cecil R. Blackwell and wife Jeannie of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Daniel I. Todd and wife Danielle R., Thomas J. “T.J.” Todd and wife Mariah, Tina M. Todd, Trevor Craig and wife Melinda; 12 great-grandchildren, Chloe Rae Todd, Skyy J. Shake, Zayne C. Shake, Addy G.M. Ratliff, Thairon Todd Ratliff, Thomas Bryce Todd, Landen R. Todd, Ty A. Craig, Trey H.T. Craig, Oakley Shaw, Dayton Shaw and Trenady Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Isaac Carl Feltner Jr.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

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

Hollace Sherwood

March 4, 1923 — June 20, 2014

Hollace D. Sherwood, 91, Mitchell, long time Mitchell teacher passed away early in the morning June, 20, 2014 at Mitchell Manor.

Hollace Daniel Sherwood was born on March 4, 1923, the oldest son of Hollace Chase and Dorothy Bryant Blackwell Sherwood on the family farm near Mitchell where his uncle, Dr. Walter Sherwood, delivered him.

Educated first in Bryantsville and then Mitchell schools he graduated from Mitchell High School in 1940. Hollace Dan, as he was known to both family and friends, and his younger brother by a year, John Robert Sherwood, entered Indiana University together in the fall of 1940. John Robert continued his studies in music at IU but Hollace Dan transferred to Purdue University after his first year with a goal to study vocational agriculture.

Unable to enter the service due to poor eyesight, Hollace Dan attended classes in the shortened war semesters, closed the Purdue Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity as members left campus and also returned to work on the family farm. In the spring of 1945, he received his B.S. degree from Purdue in his intended major of Vocational Agriculture. He had met the love of his life, Ila Jane Reish of Francisville, while at Purdue and they were married on Nov. 24, 1945.

Returning to the Mitchell area, he taught a variety of subjects at Mitchell High School, including agriculture but he had always had an interest in science and began teaching more science courses. He received one of the very early National Science Foundation Fellowships to increase his science knowledge at the University of Michigan where he and the family lived for the 1958-59 academic year. He received is A.M. from Michigan in the summer of 1959.

Returning to Mitchell, he educated generations of students in Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science at the Jr./Sr. High School retiring from secondary teaching in 1985. In his later years, he and Ila taught for Vincennes University at both their Mitchell and Jasper centers and they continued this into retirement, teaching Chemistry to many students who were working towards nursing degrees of various kinds.

In 1984, Ila read about the famines in Ethiopia and shared her concerns with Hollace. Together with a set of committed individuals first from the Bryantsville Church of Christ and then other local and regional churches formed what became the Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project (www.bhrp.org). The project has grown since its inception in 1985 through dedicated volunteers and financial supporters. High protein corn is produced at cost on the Sherwood family farm and volunteers clean and bag it into approximately 60 pound bags, usually for a cost of about five dollars/bag.

National organizations such as Feed the Children, worked with the BHRP, and were able to find ways to get truck and boat space donated to transport, first to Central America and the Caribbean, and then to over 25 countries across the world. As of last year, 158,592 bags of corn (about 9.5 million pounds) had been sent to needy families at no cost to them. Even after a stroke limited Hollace Dan’s strength and the death of his beloved Ila in 1999, the project has continued with the support of churches, other organizations, and many volunteers.

Hollace Dan was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two of his brothers, John Robert of Cincinnati and R. Edward of Mitchell. One brother, James N. Sherwood, of LaCrosse Wis., survives. The surviving children include, Susan Jean Crawford (Warren) of Mitchell, Robert D. Sherwood (Linda) of Bloomington, and Elizabeth Joan Miller of Springboro, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with a Celebration of Life to be held at the Bryantsville Church of Christ at 1 p.m. on Monday . Brother Ken Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project, P.O. Box 1023, Bedford, IN 47421 or the Lawrence County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1235 Bedford, IN 47421 to benefit the Sherwood Family Scholarship that goes to a Mitchell High School student who plans to become a teacher.

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

Joyce J. Tolliver

July 10, 1924 — June 19, 2014

Joyce June (Staggs) Tolliver, 89, Indianapolis, died Thursday after a long illness.

She was born July 10, 1924, in Bedford.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Crossroads Ward, Indianapolis North Stake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A. Tolliver II, and her son, Ralph A. Tolliver III.

She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Tolliver, Juna K. (Tolliver) Plew and husband Michael L. Plew, and Kimberly J. (Tolliver) Anderson and husband Jay Kent Anderson, all of Indianapolis, and daughter-in-law, Judy (Wycough) Tolliver of Phoenix, Ariz., widow of her late son Ralph; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, William Staggs of Tuscan, Ariz.

Services will be at 1 p.m., on Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Southport Chapel, 7520 Madison Ave, Indianapolis. Visitation will be 1–5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. www.wilsonstpierre.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Frank M. Owen

Frank M. Owen, 94, Bedford, died at 9:08 p.m. Thursday, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. June 20, 2014 Juanita E. Taylor April 14, 1932 — June 18, 2014 Juanita E. Taylor, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:11 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

Born April 14, 1932 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Myron and Grace (Bex) Doane. She married Austin O. Taylor on March 16, 1951, and he died August 9, 1992. She later married Gordon Henderson on February 14, 1997, and he survives. She had worked for the Bedford License Branch and retired from Pleaser’s Restaurant and was a graduate of the Huron High School with the class of 1950. She was a member of the Port Williams Church of Christ and attended Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon Henderson of Bedford, a daughter, Austina Marshall and husband, Bill of Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Annette Taylor of Bedford; two granddaughters, Tara Marshall of Edwardsport and Katresha Taylor of Fishers; a great-grandson, Brayden Embree of Indianapolis; a brother, Jonnie Doane and wife, Peggy of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, a son, Norm Taylor; a brother, Noble W. Doane; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Doane, a sister, Jeanette Bates and brother-in-law, Russell Bates.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive Christian Church Children’s Christmas Fund. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Juanita at www.daycarter.com.

Shelby King

April 14, 1945 — June 18, 2014

Shelby “Gene” King, 69, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence, with his family by his side.

Born April 14, 1945, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Shelby M. King and Nehna (Hauser) King. He married Loretta (Hillenburg) King on Aug. 15, 1965, and she survives.

He was a Huron High School graduate, Class of 1963. He retired from Carpenter’s Body Works in Mitchell. He was a member of the NRA and a union rep for several years at Carpenter’s.

He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

He played for several years with his brothers in the local basketball league. Gene was an avid Purdue University fan. He loved racing, hunting, spending time outdoors, and being with his family.

Surviving are his wife Loretta of Mitchell; one son, Stacey (Darla) King of Campbellsburg; five grandchildren, Logan (Valerie) King of Shoals, Levi King of Campbellsburg, Chase King of Campbellsburg, Shanda King of Bloomington, and Shayla King of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Brayden King and June Harner; three brothers, Kent (Brenda) King, Vincent (Genia) King, and Randy (Debbie) King, all of Mitchell; two sisters, Tonya (Steve) Davis of Orleans and Annette (Mike) Neely of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Heath King; and one brother, Tim King.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Richard Holt officiating. Burial will be in Port Williams Cemetery.

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

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

Hollace Sherwood

March 4, 1923 — June 20, 2014 Hollace D. Sherwood, 91, Mitchell, died this morning at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bryantsville Church of Christ. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from noon until the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery.

Memorials: Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project, or Lawrence County Community Foundation, Sherwood Family Scholarship.

Carol Todd

Carol Todd, 81, of Bedford, died at 7 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. June 17, 2014 Paul D. McArtor Sept.2, 1935 — June 15, 2014

Paul Delano McArtor, 78, of Springville, died Sunday at his residence.

Born Sept. 2, 1935, he was the son of William Paris and Celia Irene (Stuffle) McArtor. He married Gloria P. Holmes on Jan. 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2001. He married Janna Cobb Phillips on Feb. 14, 2010, and she survives.

He retired as a heavy equipment operator in 1999 having worked at Ralph Rogers and Crider & Crider.

He attended Oolitic Pentecostal Church, and was a member of the Operators and Engineers Union Local #841 of Terre Haute.

Survivors include his wife, Janna of Springville; three sons, David Paul McArtor and wife Debbie of Bloomington, Danny McArtor of Bedford and Bill McArtor and wife Penny of Springville; one daughter, Diane Stidd of North Vernon; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Hammond of Bedford; six stepchildren, Rick Phillips and wife Donna of Bedford, David Phillips of Martinsville, Beth Feldman and husband Dr. Mark Feldman of Bloomington, Terri Speer and husband Brother Marty Speer of Oolitic, Mark Phillips and wife Sharon of Springville, and Tracy Phillips and wife Pam of Bedford; three sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Shelton of Springville, Sherrie Johnson of Springville and Elaine Allen of Bedford; and three brothers-in-law, Keith Holmes of Springville, Fred Stout of Bedford and Ronnie Slaton of Scottsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gloria; and two sisters, Patty Miller and Linda Yoho.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer and Jeremy Weddle officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Iola E. Boehme

Sept. 4, 1921 — June 10, 2014

Iola Evelyn Boehme, 92, passed away June 10. She had been living in Green Valley, Ariz., but her home for over 60 years was Bedford.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1921, in Perryville, Mo., the daughter of the late Carl Mecker and Hilda Rauh Mecker.

She was a longtime member and organist of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. She was heavily involved in her work both at the church and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was an LWML state of Indiana past president.

She was an inspiration not only to her family but also to many others who crossed her path, both at church and through her work with the Bedford police department. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Boehme.

She is survived by children, Sandi and (John) Hrovatin of Green Valley, Ariz., and Karen Boehme of Stoughton, Wis.; grandchildren, Melissa and (Josh) Bemus of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Meghann and (Kevin) Proper of Stoughton, Wis.; and her special little love, her great-grandson, Isaac Bemus of Fond du Lac, Wis. She also leaves behind her brother, Melvin Mecker of Santa Fe, N.M.; her sister, Madeline Muench of Perryville, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends between noon and 2 p.m. on Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Funeral services will immediately follow with the Rev. Charles A. Groth officiating. Interment to follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Calvary Lutheran Church, 3705 Austin Drive, Bedford Ind 47421.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Iola at www.daycarter.com. June 16, 2014 Kenneth A. Shafer Jan, 31 1931 — June 13, 2014

Kenneth A. Shafer, 83, Mitchell, passed away Friday at his residence in Mitchell.

Kenneth was the son of the late Clarence Shafer and Lucille (Fancher) Whiteney. He was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Peoria, Ill.

He later attended school in Paoli where he married his wife, Brenda J. Moore on May 20, 1963.

He was a engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad.

Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Brenda; loving daughters, Deborah and Brad Perry of Bedford and Lisa and Ivan Kremer of Las Vegas; loving son, Michael A. Shafer of Mitchell; his three loving grandchildren, Lauren Shafer Jenkins of Georgia, and Jaxson and Mackenzie Kremer of Las Vegas; and one great-granchild, Kaitlyn Shafer of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerald Shafer; sister, Norma Walls; and loving grandson, Tyler Shafer.

He was an active member of the Mitchell Legion and the V.F.W.

Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens and White River Crematory are in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald Thompson

Nov. 17, 1935 — June 11, 2014

Gerald “Jerry” Floyd Thompson, age 78, of Indianapolis, born on Nov.  17, 1935, in Bedford, died in his home on Wednesday of natural causes.

Survivors include his brother, Donald Thompson; and his sister, Millie Riehl, both of Indianapolis; nephews, Larry Riehl and Michael Riehl, both of Indianapolis; and his niece, Samantha Overton-Blanchard, formerly of Indianapolis and now living in Minnesota.

Jerry had served in the Army for four years. After the Army, Jerry worked at McQuay-Norris before moving over to the Ford Motor Co., where he worked until he retired.

He was an avid bowler and passionate about golf, car racing and all other sports.

Visitation will be held at Shirley Brothers Fishers Chapel, from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, at 9900 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis. A service will follow at 1 p.m. The burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis.

Iola E. Boehme

Sept. 4, 1921 — June 10, 2014

Iola Evelyn Boehme, 92, died June 10 in Green Valley, Ariz., but her home for over 60 years was Bedford. The family will receive friends between noon and 2 p.m. on Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church. Funeral service will immediately follow. Interment to follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorials: Calvary Lutheran Church

Paul McArtor

Paul McArtor, 78, Springville, died Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 14, 2014 Stanley Pate Nov. 8, 1926 — June 12, 2014

Stanley P. Pate, 87, of Orleans died at 9:17 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

He was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Mitchell, the son of Willard Everrett and Della (Bailey) Pate. He married Evalou Belcher on June 23, 1948, and she survives.

He retired from Manchester Tank, formerly Brunner Engineering, after 20 years of employment. He was a welder, blacksmith and a carpenter. He was also an avid camper.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evalou Pate of Orleans, two sons, Danny Pate (Barbara) of Orleans and Steven Pate (Lisa) of Valleene; two daughters, Connie Yarbrough of Sevierville, Tenn., and Marilyn England (Don) of Mitchell; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; four sisters; and one son-in-law, William Yarbrough

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Military service will be conducted by Orleans American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 at Old Union United Methodist Cemetery, Orleans.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. June 13, 2014 Dottie Duncan Jan. 19, 1932 — June 12, 2014

Delores L. “Dottie” Duncan, 82, of Tunnelton Road, died early Thursday morning at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Born Jan. 19, 1932, she was the daughter of Louis and Hattie Maye (Wilcutt) Tiemeyer. She married Richard (Dick) Duncan on Sept. 15, 1956, at the First Presbyterian Church in Brownstown, and he preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Vallonia High School with the class of 1949 where she was a cheerleader. She attended Indiana University.

In her working career, Dottie taught elementary school in several cities where she and Dick resided. In Auburn, she gained a position at the Evening Star newspaper as a proof reader. She moved into a news reporter role and for many years was Editor for the “Living in Style” Section. She also was a reviewer of music concerts and plays. When she and Dick moved to Bedford in 1986, she began a career at the Times-Mail where she held many roles in advertising.

In retirement, Dottie became involved in many charitable organizations, including being active on the boards of Altrusa Club and the Bedford Parks Dept. She volunteered at Dunn Memorial Hospital, the Historical Society and the Success & Opportunity at Reading (SOAR!) program where she taught many adults the delight of reading and being literate.

Dottie was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church.

She loved golf, attended plays, musicals and movies, gardening and shopping! She was the best mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and friend that you could hope for. She left a mark on everyone and everything she touched and will be sorely missed.

Survivors include two sons, Ronn Michael Duncan of Bloomington and Drew Richard Duncan and wife Lisa, of Louisville, Ky.; one granddaughter, Katherine Vay Duncan and one grandson, Jacob Christopher Duncan, both of Louisville; one sister-in-law, Sally Hall of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bernard and Glenn; and three sisters, Opal, Faye and Ileen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Leatherwood Christian Church with burial to follow at the Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to SOAR! of Lawrence County or to the Leatherwood Christian Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dottie at www.daycarter.com.

Sharon M. Tedrow

Jan. 11, 1952 — June 7, 2014

Sharon M. Tedrow, 62, Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away on June 7 at her winter residence in Moore Haven, Fla.

Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jean (McKnight) Chaney. She married Warren Bret Tedrow on June 9, 1979, at the Leatherwood Christian Church.

She graduated from Needmore High School in 1970 and was of the Christian faith.

Sharon was an RV park manager for the United States Corps of Engineers in Florida.

She is survived by her husband, Warren Bret Tedrow of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one sister, Waunona and Kenny Bradford of Bedford; two nieces, Amber Bradford of Tennessee and Katrina Bradford of Norman; and two nephews, Bill and Bobby Tedrow of Mitchell.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home at Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com. June 12, 2014

Russell D. Nikirk May 27, 1948 — June 10, 2014

Russell D. Nikirk, 66 of Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence.

Born May 27, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of David and Margaret (Moore) Nikirk. He married Loyce Rainey, and she preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a former member of the Indiana National Guard. He retired as an electrical engineer from NWSC Crane and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Ginger Nikirk and companion Adam Bradley of Bloomington; two brothers, Reggie Nikirk and wife Rebecca and Randy Nirkirk and wife Trena, all of Bedford; three sisters, Carolyn Nikirk of Bedford, Patty Johnson and husband Chuck of Oolitic and Barbara Cobb and husband Claude, of Mooresville; two brothers-in-law, Fred Rainey and wife Susie and Gilbert Rainey, all of Bloomington; three sisters-in-law, Sharon Chandler and husband Larry of Bloomington, Rebecca Stanger of Solsberry and Evelyn Prince and husband Tim of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife;  a sister, Judith Sue Brummett and a brother, Ronald Nikirk.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary. A masonic service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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

Kenneth Leatherman

Sept. 11, 1955 — June 10, 2014

Kenneth Lee Leatherman, 58, Mitchell, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow. June 10, 2014 Brandon D. Stiles May 10, 1981 — June 7, 2014

Brandon Duane Stiles, 33, Bedford, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Saturday.

Brandon’s physical heart had weakened, but his mighty spiritual heart never failed to surround everyone that knew him with pure, unconditional love. He most enjoyed being a full-time dad to Coleson, 7, Case, 5, and Caylee, 3, and a devoted husband to his wife, Amanda Todd Stiles.

Brandon devoted himself to loving and serving his Lord Jesus Christ as an active member of the Putnamville Kiairos Prison Ministry, Hoosier Hills Emmaus Community, and the Heaven Nevaeh Healing Center. Brandon was an active member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church where he enjoyed ministering to the widows and widowers of the church. He was a fun-loving practical joker and enjoyed being outside in God’s creation.

Brandon was born May 10, 1981, at 12:01 a.m. in Bedford, to Jeffrey D. and Tina (Edington) Stiles. Brandon was a 1999 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He was a heavy equipment operator for Reynolds Inc., Tri-County Builders and Lineal Contracting. In October of 2013, Brandon graduated from Heaven Nevaeh Healing Center and began his mission to lead others to Jesus.

Brandon is survived by his wife, Amanda; children, Coleson, Case and Caylee; parents, Chris and Tina Peyton of Heltonville and J.D. and Toni Stiles of Bloomington; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Anne (Hillenburg) Todd of Bedford; sister, Britta Cowan with nephew and niece, Braxton and Zoey, all of Bedford; sister-in-law, April (Todd) Haskett with husband Bryce and nephew, Luke, and nieces, Olivia, Grace and Eva; sister-in-law, Rachel (Todd) Guthrie and husband, Troy and niece, Abigail and nephew, Brandt; grandparents, Cheryl Peyton, Willard and Pearl Stiles; aunts, Ruth Ann Rollin, Carole Reynolds, Betty Breedlove, Mary Jane Chism, Teresa Morris, Glenna Byrne, Sondra McWilliams, Patty Sullivan; uncles, James Edington and Bob Chism; cousins, Heather McWilliams, Amber Arthur, Elaine Sullivan, Rose Crisp, Gina Burton, Ruth Reynolds, Ben Reynolds, Jennifer Burton, Tammy LaBelle, Jeff Arthur, Tommy Arthur, Steve Slotten, Shannon Corbin, Rob Slotten, Derick “Bubba” Eagan, Andrea Jones, Heather Byrne, Sam Harrison, Chelsea Edington and Chance Edington.

Brandon was preceded in death by grandparents, Billy Wilson, Venus Edington and Doug Peyton; an aunt, Sherry Chism; great-grandparents, Bill and Ruby Baker, Forrest and Flossie Stiles; and cousins, Willie Sullivan and Jason Chism.

Brandon faithfully relied upon scripture for guidance. He quoted two of his favorites often, “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 and “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church with Jeff Hudleson, Jim Valentine and David Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for his children’s education, set up at Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

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

Sherry Clock

Sherry Clock, 59, Mitchell, died at 1:23 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hosptial. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. June 09, 2014 Raymond L. Freed Jr. Oct. 10, 1957 — June 5, 2014

Raymond Leon “Lee” Freed Jr., 57, passed away at 9:21 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Oct. 10, 1957, in Salem, he was the son of Raymond Leon and Jean (Strange) Freed.

He was employed at Elliott Stone Company and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, gardening, and building things.

Surviving are daughter, Tiffany Lynn Buher of Orleans; son, Damian Scott Pinnick of Mitchell; mother, Jean Holt of Orleans; father, Raymond Leon Freed Sr. of Martinsville; companion, Glenora Richardson of Mitchell; stepson, Kaz Richardson of Mitchell; stepdaughter, Latessa Kesterson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kennedy Pinnick, Wyatt Buher, Korbin and Kameron Richardson; and sisters, Regina Alden of Lake City, Tenn. and Susan Thomas of Swansea, Ill.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday  at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Tom Bostic officiating.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Michael Jamison

Aug. 14, 1967 — June 6, 2014

Michael Jamison, 46, of Bedford, passed away in Monroe County on June 6.

He was born in Bedford on Aug. 14, 1967, to Gilbert “Lynn” Jamison and Linda (White) Jamison.

Michael was employed at Fibertech in Mitchell; he also had owned M & M Carpet care.

Survivors include his wife, Cheri Michelle Jamison of Bedford, his father, Gilbert “Lynn” Jamison of Mitchell; children, Kevin Jamison of Bedford, Zenon Montenez of Kansas City, Mo., Ivy Montenez of Mitchell, Kristy Smith of Mitchell, and Angie Lindsey of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Mischa, Clayton, Alexis, Sydnie, and Karly; one brother, Dustin Jamison of Mitchell; one sister, Shannon Jamison of Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Richard Jamison of Westville, Matthew Johnson of Bedford, Brittany Grissom of Mitchell, Devin and Linda Jamison of Bedford, and Derrick Eisele of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Cremation will follow his service

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brandon Stiles

Brandon Stiles, 33, died at 9:18 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 08, 2014

Mikel Scott Jackson

Sept. 21, 1987 — June 5, 2014


Mikel Scott Jackson, 26 of Bloomington, IN, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was born September 21, 1987, in Bloomington, Indiana to Donald Dwayne Jackson and Sonja (Nevins) Kelley. Mikel worked as an operator for Berry Plastics in Odon, Indiana, and was a member of the Monroe County Four Wheel Drive Club.


Surviving family members include his parents; sons, Nathan and Kaleb Jackson; daughters, Charlette and Leila Jackson all of Bloomington, Indiana; brothers, Blaine Jackson of Hobbieville, IN, Luther Jackson of Speedway, IN, and Dylan Jackson of Vincennes, IN; and grandmother Carol Jackson of Springville, IN.


Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37 Bloomington, IN, with visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Thursday.


Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org. June 07, 2014 Robert Tritle Feb. 11, 1937 — June 6, 2014

Robert “Bob” Tritle, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born Feb. 11, 1937, in Leipsic, he was the son of Earl Franklin and Bess (Caroline) McCoy. He married Martha Lois Nolan September 20, 1958.

Bob was employed 43 years at Carpenter Body Works, and was a farmer. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1955, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Lois Tritle of Mitchell; daughter, Nancy Jo (Brian) Porter of Orleans; son, Timothy Earl (Vicki) Tritle of Seymour;  and twin sons, John Robert (Natalie) Tritle of Bedford and Jason Ralph (Angela) Tritle of Spencer; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, William Lee Tritle of Bedford

His parents; sister, Carolyn Weeks; and brother, Jimmy Harris Tritle, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Raymond Freed Jr.

Oct. 10, 1957 — June 5, 2014

Raymond Leon “Lee” Freed Jr., 57, Mitchell, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. June 06, 2014 Maxine Stigall June 6, 1924 — June 4, 2014

Maxine Stigall, 89, of Bedford, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born in Bedford on June 6, 1924, to Manford and Vannie (Medlock) King. Maxine married Theodore “Ted” Stigall in February of 1940 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1976.

Maxine and her husband Ted were restaurant owners for many years, and also owned Stigall Grocery on Patton Hill. They operated the Dairy Dream in Oolitic, and then Ted’s Drive-in also in Oolitic and Ted’s Drive-in at Mitchell, and Ted’s Drive-in at Prospect. They were also in the original ownership of the Holiday Drive-in. Maxine worked many years at the Golden Gables; she helped her daughter-in-law Carol Stigall.

Survivors include two sons, David Stigall and wife Beth and Kim Stigall and wife Carol, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Jeremy Stigall and wife Heather of Bedford, Heather Daley and husband Skip of Bloomington, Chad Stigall and wife Kelly of Bedford, and Darren Stigall of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Trista Stigall, Tyler Stigall, Heather Haley Stigall and Alexandra Daley; and one sister, Wilma Webb of Oolitic.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister; Mary Rose Seidle.

Maxine was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church. She loved traveling to Florida and she lived in Florida in the 1970s.

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

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday, all at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White River Humane Society.

William E. Turner

Aug.16, 1949 — June 4, 2014 William E. “Eddie” Turner, 64, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday at his residence.

He was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Hemingway, S.C., to Samuel and Jannie (Barr) Turner.

William worked for Otis Elevator for 25 years before retiring and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving family members include his wife, Janet (Basinger Meadows) Turner, of Bloomington; children, Annette Harvin of Hemingway, S.C., Nathan (Cicely) Turner of Bloomington, Nikki (Kaunda) Jones of Indianapolis, Cory Turner of Bloomington, Derek Meadows of Bedford, and J. Devon Meadows of Bedford; grandchildren, Avery, Noah Turner, KayLyn Jones, Kam-Ron Jones, Kamonnie Jones, Tammarashes Jones, Kaunda Jones Jr., and Kobe Jones; siblings, Venice Singletary, Cleo Turner, Leila Mae Turner, Bobbie Turner, and Chris Wells, several nieces, nephews, and many friends. He will be missed by his best friend and former wife Sandra Turner.

William was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Samuel Turner, Willie Mae Turner Wells, Alene Lightfoot, Hurie Lee Turner, Doritha Turner, Lois Abraham Turner; and Samuel Singletary.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington,, with visitation 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday prior to the service.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Robert Tritle

Robert “Bob” Tritle, 77, Mitchell, died at 2:35 a.m. today at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.June 05, 2014 Victor Umphress Oct. 15, 1950 — May 22, 2014

Victor E. “Vic” Umphress, 63, of Bedford, passed away peacefully May 22 at Schneck Medical Center with his wife and daughters by his side.

Vic was born Oct. 15, 1950, in Bedford; he was the son of the late Eugene and Doris (Woody) Umphress.

Vic was retired from Visteon and served in the National Guard from 1969-75.

Vic spent his days taking pictures, traveling to Florida, volunteering at the White River Humane Society, visiting friends at Hobby’s and White River Boat Club, and attending his grandson’s sporting events.

Vic was a past president of the Bedford Softball Association and was an umpire, coach and player for many years at Murray and Otis Ballpark. Golf was also a huge love of Vic’s. Starting as a caddy at Otis Golf Course, he quickly learned the game and played almost daily until he became ill.

Vic was a dedicated Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan and would never miss a game. He also loved Hoosier basketball and enjoyed watching the games with his friends.

Vic is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kelly (Baker) Umphress; two daughters, Holly Rush and Hope (Elijah) Pemberton; one grandson, Cylis Rush; his in-laws, Philip and Margaret (Sipes) Baker; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Being an only child, Vic had many “adopted” brothers and sisters and always kept in close contact with them over the years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Leatherwood Christian Church in Bedford, with visitation 2-5 p.m. Immediately following the service, a balloon release will be held at Otis Park Golf Course Band Shell.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the White River Humane Society www.whiteriverhumanesociety.org

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Bennett

Oct. 25, 1926 — June 3, 2014

Thelma Bennett, 87, of Medora, died at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Oct. 25, 1926 in Tunnelton, she was the daughter of Robert Edward and Sylvia Pearl (Horner) Collier. She married Chester Bennett on Nov. 8, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2000. She retired from H.O. Canfield/Pansote after 30 years of service.

She was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Roger Bennett and wife Linda of Medora; a daughter, Carol Thompson of Medora; four grandchildren, Larry (Rita) Bennett of Medora, Alan (Brandy) Thompson of Indianapolis, Sara Carney of Medora, and Tonya Cornett of Salem; seven great-grandchildren, Tanner Bennett, Kaylee Bennett, Mallory Thompson, Avery Carney, Derek Cornett, Cameron Thompson and Allison Carney; and a sister, Ruth Johnson of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester; a brother, Clyde Collier; two sisters, Ivy Jones and Edith Bradford; and a granddaughter, Melissa Lynn Thompson.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a..m until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

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

David Woolston Sr.

April 13, 1948 — June 4, 2013

David Von Woolston Sr., 66, Mitchell, passed away at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born April 13, 1948, in Fort Branch, he was the son of Ennes and Ruby (Scales) Woolston. He married Carolyn S. Hodges July 2, 1966.

He owned Woolston Heating and Cooling and was a 1966 graduate of Paoli High School.

He was a member of the First Church of God and a former volunteer of the Mitchell Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn S. Woolston of Mitchell; daughters, Kimberly D. (Tom) Porter of Mitchell and Holly A. (Greg) Davis of Bedford; a son, David (Paula) Woolston Jr. of  Mitchell; grandchildren, Wyatt Woolston, Willis Woolston, Alexis Lindsey, Carli, Morgan and Collin Porter, and Amanda Lemons; and siblings, Betty Shaw of Traverse City, Mich., Beulah Miller of Daleville, Carol Davis of Evansville, Donald Woolston of Poseyville, Kenny Woolston of Morgantown, Judy Buck of Indianapolis, Denny Woolston of Evansville, Zella Frey of Owensville and Steve Woolston of Rockville.

His parents; and siblings, Fred, Jerry, Bill, and Bob Woolston, and Thelma Shaw, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Robert  C. Courson Jr. officiating. Burial will be Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Mary C. Evans

March 9, 1935 — June 4, 2014

Mary Cathern Evans, 79, of Bedford, died at 9:28 a.m. on Wednesday. at her residence.

Born March 9, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ralph and Bessie (Gerkin) Chilton. She married Eddie Evans on Sept. 10, 1954, and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2006.

She was a homemaker and past president of Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority and a member of Lawrence County Homemakers. In the past, she had been an avid Tuesday night bowler. She loved to travel and enjoyed the beach.

Survivors include three daughters, Susie Kern and husband Mark and Judy Cessna, all of Bedford, and Jenny Semssar and husband Salim of Carmel; three sons, Gary Evans, Bill Evans and wife Pam, and John Evans, all of Bedford; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Roberta Crane; and a brother, Jim Chilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; and one sister.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to L.I.F.E. Food Pantry, Englewood Baptist Church or Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County.

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

LeAnne Shaw

Dec. 19, 1952 — June 3, 2014

LeAnne Shaw, 61, Sharpsville, passed away Tuesday after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and enveloped in love.

LeAnne was born on Dec. 19, 1952, in Bedford, to the late Wayne and Betty Jones. LeAnne married Rick Shaw on June 29, 1974.

After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University, she was employed as an elementary school teacher for 33 years; 26 of those years were at Tri-Central Elementary in Sharpsville. LeAnne’s passion was teaching and she loved her students in her classroom.

She cherished the relationships she built with both students and colleagues. LeAnne was incredibly talented, and she touched a number of lives on a daily basis. She could truly be considered a life changer.

In her free time, she enjoyed cooking, music, concerts, reading, sports, and spending time with family and friends. She affectionately had become known as Momma Shaw to so many that she has impacted.

LeAnne was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Jones; mother, Betty (McPike) Jones; and husband, Rick Shaw.

LeAnne’s survivors include her son, Joshua Shaw of Indianapolis; sister, JoEllen (Jeff) Welton  of Mitchell; nieces, Lindsey Welton of Atlanta and Rachel Welton of Chicago; sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Krebs of Pendelton; brother-in-law, Randy Shaw of Anderson; and sister-in-law, Desi (Ed) LeCounte of Sharpsville. In addition, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and special family, Trey, Tyrrelle, Lindsey and Phil.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at East 91st Street Church in Indianapolis. Service and burial will be at 12 noon with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford. LeAnne was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church and attended East 91st Christian Church in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, please take your family or loved ones out to dinner or make a contribution to the American Cancer Society and celebrate life.

Arrangements are entrusted to Leppert Mortuary-Carmel. To share thoughts with LeAnne’s family, visit: www.leppertmortuary.com. June 04, 2014 Paul David Allen Dec. 9, 1951 — June 1, 2014

Paul David Allen, 62, of Loogootee, formerly of Bedford, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday at Prairie Village Nursing and Rehabilitation, Washington.

Born Dec. 9, 1951, he was the son of Paul and Marjorie Lee (Clements) Allen. In addition to his parents, his grandparents, Floyd and Clara Gee Clements and John and Ola Bays Allen, and one uncle, Robert Allen, preceded him in death. Eight cousins, Jeff Allen, Debbie Lewis, Mary Ann Faudree, Steve Allen, LuAnne Allen, J.B. Allen, Jamie Neff and Michael Allen and their families and three uncles, Carl, John and James Allen, survive.

Mr. Allen attended Indiana University, earning a B.A. in history and political science, in 1973, M.S. in history and philosophy of education in 1980, and an M.S. in secondary education. Doctoral studies in history and education were completed in 1979 and 2001. He was awarded the following academic honors: Dean’s List – College of Arts and Sciences; Phi Delta Kappa, and Pi Lamda Theta. Mr. Allen was also named a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of St. George’s College/Chapel, Windsor Castle.

His paternal family has resided in Indiana since 1813. Consequently, a long-time interest in genealogy prompted memberships in the following hereditary societies: General Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; General Society of the War of 1812; Descendants of Mexican War Veterans; Sons of Union Veterans; Organization of Indian Wars of the United States; the Association of Indiana Pioneers; and the St. George Society of New York.

The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home will conduct services; no public visitation is planned. A private family graveside service will be held at Old Salem Cemetery on the grounds of NSWC Crane.

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

Andrew L. Haungs

Aug. 8, 1924 — May 31, 2014

Andrew L. Haungs, 89, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Bedford, died May 31 in Park Ridge, Ill.

Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Bedford, he was the son of Lawrence and Mary (Schmidt) Haungs.

He was married to Theresa (Howley) Haungs for 51 wonderful years.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, and had been an active Catholic in many Chicago area parishes. He was a stone planerman having worked in Bedford, Bloomington, and Chicago. He was veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, World War II and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa Haungs; two sons, Mike and John (Patricia) Haungs; he was grandfather of David, Daniel and Michael Haungs; and dear brother of the late Frances Wagner, Alice Abel, Anna Haungs, Mildred Delpha and Louise Haungs. He was the fond uncle of many.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Thelma Bennett

Thelma Bennett, 87, Medora, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.June 03, 2014 Brenda Lambrecht June 2, 1950 — June 1, 2014

Brenda Sue Lambrecht, 63, of Bedford, passed away at her residence on Sunday.

Born June 2, 1950, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert C. and Lois (Smith) Mitchell. She married Jerry Lambrecht on June 5, 1969; and he survives.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School, Class of 1968. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ.

She was an assistant to the 4-H Leader for 40 years, and also on the Lawrence County 4-H Commercial Building Committee.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry Lambrecht of Bedford; four sons, Jeff (Missy) Lambrecht of Bedford, Jason (Leslie Geiser) Lambrecht of Bloomington, Jeremy (Heather) Lambrecht of Seymour, and Jan (Amy) Lambrecht of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Megan, Molly and Macey Lambrecht of Bedford, Dylan and Makenna Lambrecht of Seymour, and Shelby and Cooper Lambrecht of Greenwood; two brothers, Gary (Rhonda) Mitchell of Springville, and Terry Mitchell, of Oolitic; one sister, Diane (Anthony) Edwards, of Oolitic, several nieces and nephews; and stepmother, Lorene Mitchell, of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County 4-H Fair.

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

Patricia A. Spoonmore

Sept. 11, 1925 — May 31, 2014

Patricia A. Stultz Spoonmore, 88, of Oolitic, died at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Sept. 11, 1925, in Ellettsville, she was the daughter of Floyd and Velma (Wagoner) Stultz. She married Paul Spoonmore on May 25, 1949, and he preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1945 and attended the Oolitic Church of Christ.

Survivors include a brother, Donald Stultz and wife Lenora of Bedford; a niece, Laura Stultz Pardue of Bedford; two great-nephews, Logan and Kenton Pardue of Bedford; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, David Stultz.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Ronnie L. Reuter

Aug. 15,1942 — June 2, 2014

Ronnie L. Reuter, 71, of Springville, died Monday at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his three daughters.

Ronnie was born Aug. 15, 1942, in Bedford, the son of Don and Betty Reuter, who preceded him in death.

Ronnie retired from Ralph Rogers asphalt division, where he worked his way up from a laborer to Head of Maintenance of the five plants in Southern Indiana. He also helped Harry Armstrong run the farm for many years, worked at Crulo Trucking, was the Oolitic Town Marshal and more.

His hobbies were mostly outdoors activities, including coon hunting, fishing, mowing grass, and relaxing on the back porch enjoying the many flowers and shrubs they planted, the beautiful view and watching the deer, rabbits, coons, squirrels, hummingbirds and more that were always welcome and well fed. A big surprise to all of us was when he bought a Harley after he retired. He and Mary loved their long country drives which often ended with ice cream from Dairy Queen or Jiffy Treet.

He was a member of the Leesville Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star.

 Ronnie was well known as a good old-fashioned hard worker, he was generous, he was grateful for what he had, and a great story-teller.

To his family, he was a Hero. He was someone to look up to, to count on for unconditional love, for guidance and advice. He was a combination of Clint Eastwood, Crocodile Dundee, Charles Ingalls and the Fonz ... because he was just that cool.

Survivors include five children, Susan Wykoff and husband Bob of Bedford, Steve Reuter and wife Cindy of Blomberg, Germany, Kim Blackwell and husband Scott of Bedford, Kerry Reuter of Florida, and Donna Alexander and husband Dan of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, Robin (Jonathon) Siebe, Brandi Wykoff, Shalin Owen, Shelby Owen, Evan (Courtney) Blackwell, Stephanie Reuter, Tyler Blackwell, Miles Alexander, Coleman Alexander, Sebastian Reuter and Pascal Kern; and four great-grandchildren, Hayden Puckett, Carson Puckett, Eden Siebe and Ezra Siebe.

Ronnie married the love of his life, Mary Reuter on May 29, 1969, and she recently passed away just five months ago. Life before marriage was not like those you see in the fairy tales but they made it through all the trials and tribulations together and they truly had their “Happily Ever After.” Their love was the purest, most complete love. They were soul mates, so much so that one could not last long without the other.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

In closing, we leave you with this quote: “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice” by Cherokee. Ronnie was a quiet and private man, and he would have been embarrassed by all the wonderful things said here about him, but no truer words have ever been spoken. He was respected and admired and a great role model. He will be greatly missed!

Linda R. Hackney

May 15, 1944 — June 1, 2014 Linda Ruth Hackney, 70, Mitchell, passed away Sunday at her residence.

Born May 15, 1944, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Delbert A. and Christine (Phillips) Tincher. She married Fredric Dean Hackney in 1966 and he preceded her in death June 23, 1996.

Linda was a former telephone operator and a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Surviving is one son, Brian Hackney of Orleans; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband, Fredric Dean Hackney; son, Allan Dirrelle Hackney; daughter, Amanda Hackney; and brother, Larry Tincher, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Phi Beta Psi Sorority will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Sandra K. Lawson

Feb. 22, 1950 — June 2, 2014

Sandra Kay Lawson, 64, Mitchell, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 22, 1950, in Pekin, she was the daughter of Morris and Emma Jean (Lessig) Brown. She married Ronald Lawson Nov. 16, 1968.

Sandra was a former employee of Dana Corporation and a 1968 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Lawson of Mitchell; daughter, Trena Jones of Mitchell; son, Travis Lawson of Bloomington; grandchildren, Alex and Loren Jones; sister, Carol Suits of Greenwood; and brother, David Brown of Bloomington.

Her parents; and sister, Brenda Stuckey, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Brian Hackney, David Carr, Adam Sweet, Alex Jones, Ernie Crane and Mark Fields.

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

Rodney A. Edmonson

Oct. 30, 1938 — May 24, 2014

Rodney Austin Edmonson, 75, Shelton, Wash., died May 24.

He was the son of Sam and Rosie Edmonson.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Edmonson; son, Randall Edmonson; and daughter, Kay Edmonson, all of Washington State; and two sisters, Patty Porter and Penny Grubb, both of Mitchell.

Cremation was chosen. June 02, 2014 Ernest R. Morrison Oct. 23, 1948 — May 28, 2014

Ernest R. “Dink” Morrison, age 65 of Oolitic, passed away Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Wabash, to Ernest J. and Betty Dalton Morrison. Dink, as he was known from childhood, married Cynthia Tolbert on Dec. 17, 1971.

He spent his professional career with Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center.

He leaves behind his wife, Cynthia Morrison of Oolitic; daughter, Carrie Howat and husband Andrew of Bedford; granddaughter, Eleanor Howat; and half sister, Robin Pruitt of Kansas City, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half brother, Alan Morrison; and sister, Sandra Gardin.

A gathering of friends and family to honor his life, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Thorton Pavilion in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oolitic Festival Committee, C/O Oolitic Town Hall 109 Main Street, Oolitic, Ind. 47451.

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

Charles E. Bales

Dec. 27, 1953 — May 30, 2014

Charles Erick “Rick” Bales, 60, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Friday at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born Dec. 27, 1953, in West Palm Beach, Fla., he was the son of Charles Nelson and Dolores Ann (Briscoe) Bales.

He was employed at Lehigh Cement Company with 41 years of service, and was a 1972 graduate of Mitchell High School. Rick was a supporter of many charities and organizations.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and had served as Vice Commander.

Surviving are daughters, Tessa Lea (Joey) Schilling of Bloomington, Jennifer Brooke (Marty) Meyer of Orleans and Beth Ann (Rick) Feher of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Emma, Josie, Drake, Nate, Evelyn, Rowan and James; siblings, Michael Wayne Bales of Mitchell and Trudy Ann Bales of Fortville; companion, Cindy Westhafer of Mitchell; and his little Yorkie, Oscar.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Wounded Warriors Project

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Brenda S. Lambrecht

Brenda Sue Lambrecht, 63, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Patricia Spoonmore

Patricia Spoonmore, 88, of Bedford, died at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Linda Hackney

Linda R. Hackney, 70, Mitchell, died Sunday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Sandra Lawson

Sandra Lawson, 64, Mitchell, died this morning at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.June 01, 2014 Charles Erick ‘Rick’ Bales

Charles Erick “Rick” Bales, 60, of Mitchell, died Friday. A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ernest R. ‘Dink’ Morrison

Ernest R. “Dink” Morrison, 65, of Oolitic, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. June 7 at the Thorton Pavilion in Bedford.

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