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Obituaries – March, 2013

Obituaries – March, 2013

March 31, 2013 Ruth E. Morrison Ruth E. Morrison, 91, of Bedford, died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Dale Gould Dale Gould, 72, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. March 30, 2013 Shelly R. Parsons Shelley Renee Parsons, 46, formerly of Leesburg, died Thursday night at Indiana University Health Indianapolis Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 29, 2013 Cathy Ward July 23, 1953 — March 26, 2013 Cathy Parsley “Granny” Ward, 59, of Solsberry, passed away Tuesday at her residence. Born July 23, 1953, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Johnnie Parsley and Mary (Buher) Wrightsman. Cathy worked at Mode Link as a factory worker. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and lover of chocolate. She was everything, Mom, Dad, Coach, Leader and Best Friend. She will be greatly missed. Surviving relatives include her husband Allan Ward of Solsberry; son, Andy Harper of Owensburg; daughter, Missy (Jackie) Arthur of Bloomfield; five grandchildren, Marissa Thompson of Bloomfield, Isabella Harper of Owensburg, William Harper of Owensburg, Garett Arthur of Bloomfield, and Gavin Harper of Owensburg; one great-grandchild, Aubree Pfeiffer of Bloomfield; her mother, Mary Wrightsman of Bloomfield; and brother, Jack Parsley of Ellettsville. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Parsley; stepmom, Maxine Parsley; stepdad, Orval Wrightsman Jr.; and two brothers, Thomas Ray Parsley and Ivan Eugene “Pee-Dad” Parsley. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Jim Buher officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Owensburg Cemetery. The family wishes any donations be made to the family of Cathy P. Ward, in care of Jenkins Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com. John D. Jenkins March 1, 1940 — March 29, 2013 John Dale Jenkins, 73, Mitchell, died at 5:37 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. March 28, 2013 Phyllis Kirk July 14, 1931 — March 26, 2013 Phyllis Kirk, 81, of Mitchell, died at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the home of her son. Born July 14, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ed and Laura May (Sasser) Cobb. She married Paul E. Kirk on April 29, 1950, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and devoted mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and graduate of Needmore High School. Survivors include two sons, Dan Kirk of Mitchell and James D. Kirk and wife Jan Holmes Kirk of Avoca; two daughters, Judy Swarts and husband Jim and Janet Kirk Deckard and husband William, all of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Thompson of California. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Dona Kirk; six brothers, Ernest, Everett, Emery, Ray, Earl and Doyle Cobb; and two sisters, Nanny Brinegar and Myrtle Matuszewski. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 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 Phyllis at www.daycarter.com. Vera M. Holt Oct. 1, 1919 — March 27, 2013 Vera M. Holt, 93, Bloomington passed away on Wednesday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1919, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Arthur and Jessie (Downing) Smith. She was a graduate of Joliet Township High School and Joliet Junior College. Vera was married to Orial F. Holt in 1941 until his death in 1995. She retired from Workingmen’s Federal Savings and Loan in 1986. Vera was of Methodist faith. She was a former member of the Eastern Star, The A.R.E.M.E., and White Shrine of Jerusalem. In addition to her husband, Orial, she was preceded in death by her son, David S. Holt (2001); her sister, Ruth S. Cady (2007); and her parents, Arthur (1965) and Jessie (1969) Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy K. (Dick) Wilson of Ellettsville,; four grandchildren, Michael (Chris) Wilson of Bloomington, Shannon (Jeremy) Foreman of Bedford, Aaron (Tara) Wilson of Mooresville and Lindsay Endris of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren, Luke Foreman, Emma Foreman, Allyson Wilson, Cooper Wilson, Dylan Endris, Owen Endris, and Lauren Wilson; one niece, Karen Polk (Carl) of California; and one nephew, H. Smith (Marie) Cady of Wisconsin. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m., Friday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary/Greene and Harrell Chapel. Service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. The family of Vera Holt would like to personally thank our three caregivers, Tammy Holloway, Joyce Gray, and Maxine Hillenberg and the caring staff at Bell Trace Health and Living Center for taking such excellent care of Vera, who was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. March 27, 2013 Susan L. Craig Aug. 8, 1949 — March 23, 2013 Susan Lee Craig, 63, of Bedford, died Saturday in Bedford. Born Aug. 8, 1949, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Murrel and Geneva (Batman) Jackson. She was employed at General Motors in payroll, purchasing, shipping and receiving. She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Otis Ladies Golf League and Powertrain Golf League. Survivors include two daughters, Shellee Craig and Heidi Craig both of Bedford; a grandchild, Jackson Tanner Craig of Bedford; her twin brother, Stephen Jackson and wife Connie of Bloomington; a brother, James Jackson and wife Claudette of Heltonville; and a sister, Maxine Smith of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert M., Joe Richard and William “Bud” Jackson. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastors Mark Fugate and Charlie Scott officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Susan at www.daycarter.com. Jerry L. Poole July 15, 1943 — March 25, 2013 Jerry L. Poole, 69, of Oolitic, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born July 15, 1943, he was the son of Earl D. Poole, Hazel (Mason) Stephens and stepmother, Katie Poole. He married Emma L Wilson on Oct. 30, 1961, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2007. He was a member of the Williams Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Hazel Stephens; his stepfather, Howard Stephens; a son, Kevin Poole and wife Pam of Bedford; a daughter, Renee Arthur and husband Roger of East Oolitic; two granddaughters, Kayla Wells of Tennessee and Emilee Arthur at home; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Angie) Poole; a halfbrother, William (Jan) Stephens of Kentucky; a sister-in-law, Gloria Poole; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl; stepmother, Katie Poole; his wife, Emma; two brothers, Allen and Kenny; two step-great-grandchildren; and two nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 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 Jerry at www.daycarter.com. Ernest Johnson Dec. 28, 1942 — March 25, 2013 Ernest C. “Ernie” Johnson, 70, Mooresville, died peacefully at home on Monday. Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Huron, to the late Clyde and Ida (Tolbert) Johnson. He graduated from Huron High School in 1961. He worked for 31 years for Public Service Indiana, retiring in 2000 as a Load Supervisor. Mr. Johnson was a talented handyman; he could build just about anything and could fix just about anything. He enjoyed landscaping, woodworking, and antiquing. He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ, Huron. He will be missed by his loving family and many friends. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by a sister, Lena Carter; and a brother, Earl “Pete” Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Earl) Johnson, to whom he was united in marriage May 19, 1962; daughter, Michelle (Todd) Braughton of Mooresville; brother, Edward Johnson of Mitchell; one grandchild, Carlotta Braughton. The funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m., Friday in the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with calling there from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday. Cremation will follow the service at the Morgan County Crematory, Mooresville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visit www.carlislebranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry. Roger Staggs Nov. 4, 1959 — March 26, 2013 Roger Staggs, 53, Bedford, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen. James R. Williams Aug. 12, 1953 — March 25, 2013 James Robert “Jim” Williams, 59, Mitchell, died Monday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Memorials: Martin County 4-H. Phyllis Kirk Phyllis Kirk, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. March 26, 2013 Nadine Scofield April 8, 1926 — March 23, 2013 Nadine Marie Scofield, age 86 of Bedford, died at 2:57 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health, Bedford. Born April 8, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Noah Aten Emery and Norma (Thomas) Emery. She married Alva Burl Scofield on Feb. 15, 1946, and he died on March 10, 1986. She was a retired hairdresser and homemaker. She had attended Bedford High School and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford. She also had been very active with Bedford Senior Citizens. Surviving are three daughters, Norma Jean (Dennis) Ryan of Oolitic, Peggy (Randy) Srygley of Bedford, and Nancy K. Jones of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Monique French, Robert Lee (Tangie) Young, Michelle (Chris) Anderson, Ian (Jenny) Martin, Jesse Srygley and Chelsa Srygley; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alva Burl Scofield; one sister, Margaret Richter; one brother, Roland Emery; and her only son, PFC Robert Lee Scofield, U.S. Marine Corps. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Veterans of the Vietnam War. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Arthur W. Edwards Jan. 31, 1940 — March 25, 2013 Arthur Wesley Edwards, 73, of Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Wesley and Bessie (Hubbard) Edwards. He married Jennie Chenault on June 2, 1989, and she survives. He moved from Bedford to Arizona in his senior year of high school and lived there until 1988 when he returned to Bedford. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford. Survivors include his wife, Jennie, of Bedford; children, Paul (Susan) Edwards of Bedford, Tammie (Jenny) Edwards of Black Diamond, Wash., Tracy (Terry) Skorick of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Don May of Tucson, Ariz., Beverly Chenault (Johnny) Kemple of Bedford and Pam (Greg) Henderson of Williams; grandchildren, Dale Herring, Macey Renee Denton, Shawndine Henderson, Dawna Edwards, Annabel Edwards, Richard Edwards, Duncan Edwards, Tabitha Terrell, Stephanie Perez, Allen Kemple and Ashley Kemple Brandt; great-grandchildren, Madden Perez, Liam Henderson and Connor Herring; other special family, Cherie and Eric Holmes and children, Cruz, C’Aira and Celina; a brother, Tom (Sandy) Edwards and a sister, Vicki (Richard) Baird, all of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild, Jeremy Henderson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 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 Arthur at www.daycarter.com. Gary N. Matson Sept. 2, 1938 — March 24, 2013 Gary N. Matson, 74, of Springville, formerly of Strum, Wis., died at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Sept. 2, 1938, in Whitehall, Wis., he was the son of Norval and Gladys (Thronson) Matson. He married Janice Missell on June 21, 1958, and she survives. He retired after 30 years as an electrical engineer for the Honeywell Corp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving 1957-1966 and a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church. He enjoyed his grandkids, golfing, fishing, baseball and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Survivors include his wife, Janice of Springville; a daughter, Debbie Berry and husband Scott of Troy, Mich.; two sons, Kevin Matson and wife Michele of Carmel and Paul Matson and wife Missy of Bedford; a brother, Bob Matson and wife Connie of Eau Claire, Wis.; a sister, Julie Corrington and husband Paul of West Linn, Ore.; grandchildren, Michael Berry, Nicholas Matson, Domenica Whitaker and husband Jerry, Philip Matson and Patric Matson; and great-grandchildren, Finnigan Whitaker and Madelyn Whitaker. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charles Groth officiating. Cremation will follow. Military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter No. 2. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Calvary Lutheran Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Gary at www.daycarter.com. Janice Wagner July 23, 1936 — March 23, 2013 Janice (Wiley) Wagner, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday at Indiana University Hospice in Bloomington. She was born in Hutchinson, Kan., She moved to Boulder, Colo., and then later to Bedford. Jan attended Colorado University and later graduated with High Distinction from IUPUI at Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from IU. She loved riding, adventure, music, travel, reading, fishing, raising chickens, and helping her husband with the cattle. She was active in the Norman Station Conservation Club and various other community organizations. Jan is survived by her husband, David Wagner of Bedford; sister, Margaret Wiley of Bloomington; four daughters, Jenny (Uhlir) McGlinchey of Bedford, Kris (Uhlir) Alan and husband Davin and their children, Aaron, Colleen (Alan) Wallert, Kathryn of Austin, Minn., Jayne Uhlir and husband David Aull and their children, Katie Sturges and James Sturges of Denver, Colo.; and Mary Todd (Uhlir) Haight and husband Norman, and their children, Mara and Ethan of Stevenson, Wash. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie (Latimer) Wiley; father, Edward Wiley; and brother, Scott Wiley. A visitation will be from 4–7 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, or blood bank of choice, in lieu of flowers. Larry D. Harris Dec. 9, 1940 — March 23, 2013 Larry Dean Harris, 72 of Anderson, died Saturday at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville following an extended illness. He was born on Dec. 9, 1940, in Jackson County, to John and Lola (Wheeler) Harris. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later re-enlisted in the National Guard. He was the manager of Elwood City Cemetery for 20 years. He was a musician and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. He is survived by his three sons, Michael Harris, John Harris, and Brad Harris, all of Anderson; brother, James Harris of Seymour; sister, Iva (Charlie) Higgs of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Leon Sanders; son, Larry Harris Jr.; brothers, Mack Harris, John Harris, and Jack Harris; and sister, Evelyn Rose Harris. A memorial service will be at noon on Thursday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson with Ned Clark officiating. A military rites will be held at the funeral home by the VFW Honor Guard 266. The visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Men for Men Ministries in Anderson. Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com. Eston Miracle Nov. 21, 1924 — March 22, 2013 Eston Miracle, 88, of S. U.S. Hwy 25, Corbin, Ky., passed away Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, London. Born on Nov. 21, 1924, in Bell Co., Ky., he was the son of the late Daniel “Dan” and Mary Elizabeth Harville Miracle. He was first united in marriage to Edith Lucy Morris Miracle, who preceded him in death. He was later united in marriage to Wilma Proffitt Miracle, who also preceded him in death. He was a former GM Corporation employee, a brick mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Bedford. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Lily Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Delbert Miracle and wife Linda of Somerset, Ky., and Danny Miracle and wife Nancy of Plainfield;, two sisters, Shirley Hopkins and husband Huey and Martha Kennedy and husband John, all of London, Ky.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; plus a host of other friends and relatives to mourn his passing. He is also preceded in death by one brother, James Miracle. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. today in the Bowling Funeral Home Chapel in London, with Chester Taylor and Wilmer Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery at Keavy, Ky. Military honors will be conducted by the local DAV. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bowlingfuneralhome.com. Susan L. Craig Aug. 8, 1949 — March 23, 2013 Susan Lee Craig, 63, Bedford, died Saturday in Bedford. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Hillcrest Christian Church. Betty Griswold Oct. 23, 1929 — March 24, 2013 Betty J. Griswold, 83, Bedford, a former resident of Richland, Wash., died at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa. Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen. Jerry L. Poole July 15, 1943 — March 25, 2013 Jerry L. Poole, 69, Oolitic, died Monday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. March 25, 2013 Clifford E. Porter Sept. 29, 1938 — March 23, 2013 Clifford Earl Porter, age 74 of Bedford, passed away Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Greene County to Estol P. Porter and Azie J. Michael Porter. Earl was a graduate of Solsberry High School and spent his professional career in heating and cooling working for nearly 30 years with Commercial Services before retiring from Saben Heating and Cooling. He was a member of Calvary Chapel in Bedford and will be most remembered as a loving husband, father and papaw. Earl leaves behind his wife, Bonita “Bonnie” Carmichael Porter of Bedford; sons, Don of Bedford, Ron and wife Robin of Stanford, Monty of Greene County and Tom and wife Kris of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Livingston and husband Bud of Solsberry; his mother, Azie Michael Porter of Bloomington, and last but not least his beloved shadow, Princess. He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister Beatrice Porter. The family, in respecting Earl’s wishes, will have a graveside service for him at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Carmichael Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Chapel, 1201 O Street, Bedford. Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, is handling the arrangements and any online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Susan Craig Susan Craig, 63, Bedford, died at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Arthur Edwards Arthur Edwards, 73, Bedford, died at 3:25 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Jerry L. Poole Jerry L. Poole, 69, Bedford, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Janice Wagner Janice W. Wagner, 76, Bedford, died at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Nadine Scofield Nadine M. Scofield, 86, Bedford, died at 2:57 p.m. on Saturday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Betty Griswold Betty J. Griswold, 83, Bedford, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at Garden Villa. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Gary N. Matson Gary N. Matson, 74, Springville, died at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. March 24, 2013 Russell E. Watson Dec. 7, 1920 — March 21, 2013 Russell Ervin Watson, 92, of Bloomington, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Houston, TX. He was born on December 7, 1920, to Otis Courtney and Shirley Chloe Watson in Bedford, IN. He was a graduate of Needmore High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and his Master’s degree from Indiana State University. Russell was a WWII Veteran with the United States Navy, a Pearl Harbor survivor, Monroe County Fair Board emeritus member, and retired educator with the Monroe County Community School Corp. Russell served his family, friends, and community throughout his life, and Mt. Pleasant Christian Church was his faith home. Important in his life was time for fishing and time to tell a good story. Russell blessed others by never meeting a stranger. Russell is survived by daughter, Rebecca Watson Hillenburg and husband, Roy; grandson, Russell Hillenburg and wife, Mary Beth; great grandchildren, Austin Russell Hillenburg and Grace Rebecca Hillenburg; sister, Maralou Watson Walton and husband, Jay, many nieces and nephews; plus a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mildred (McPike) Watson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church near Bedford. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S Old St. Rd 37 in Bloomington on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday one hour preceding the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Monroe County Fair, Bloomington, IN; Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, Bedford, IN; Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Albert (Ed) Whitner Jan. 27, 1934 — March 20, 2013 Albert (Ed) Whitner, age 79, passed away in Florida on March 20, 2013. He resided for the past 15 years in Sebring, FL. He was born on Jan 27, 1934, in Terre Haute, IN, the son of Abe and Letha Whitner. He married Annette in 1984, and was previously married to Donna (deceased). He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Rose Hulman and served briefly in the Army. He worked briefly for Honeywell in MN and GM in Bedford, IN, before joining the U.S. Navy (civilian) at Crane, IN, for 39 years, retiring in 1992. While there, he was director of Quality Evaluation Lab, Fleet Logistics Support, Naval Ammunition Production Engineering, Resources Management, Small Arms Engineering and involved with other areas. He was awarded the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service medal. He is survived by his wife, Annette; sons, John and Jeffrey Whitner; daughter, Jennifer Flynn; and step-daughters, Sherrie and Rose Henry and Roxanne Southern. He has 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, Willa Mae; and one grandchild, Steven. A Celebration of Life will be planned in Bloomington, IN, at a later date. Ruby Christie June 19, 1923—March 22, 2013 Ruby (Tracy-Dickey) Christie, 89, well-known and respected lifelong resident of Brown County, Indiana, died early Friday morning, March 22, 2013, at Brown County Health and Living Community. Her final hours were spent with her family by her side. Ruby was born June 19, 1923, in Bean Blossom, Indiana, to James Everett and Blanche (Murphy) Tracy. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Christie, brothers James Allen and George Maurice Tracy, as well as sisters Olive (Tracy) Voland and Grace (Tracy) Bessire. Ruby was a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church since 1955. She was a longtime employee of both the Colonial Restaurant and the Abe Martin Lodge. Her passions and interests included her family, Bingo, auto racing, Indiana University and Pacers basketball, travel, flower gardening and visits to Churchill Downs. Survivors include her son, David Michael Dickey (Judy) of Nashville, Indiana; sister, Mary (Tracy) Pogue also of Nashville, Indiana; two granddaughters, Robin Jackson of Indianapolis and Tracy (Dickey) Sheets (Delmar) of Bedford; twin great-granddaughters, Martina and Delaney; and an abundance of nieces and nephews of multiple generations. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville with the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, preceded by one hour visitation and led by Reverend Fred Haywood of Nashville United Methodist Church. Burial will be alongside her husband in Nashville’s Greenlawn Cemetery, resting place of many family members. Ruby was greatly admired and will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Contributions may be made to BrightFocus Foundation whose mission is dedicated to Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Alzheimer’s awareness, support and research nationwide. Donations may be mailed to Honor/Memorial Gifts, BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871, or made online at www.brightfocus.org. March 23, 2013 Carlos B. Smith April 30, 1924 — March 21, 2013 Carlos B. “Smitty” Smith, 88, of Bedford, died on Thursday at 11:30 p.m. at Stone-Bridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born April 30, 1924, in Daviess County, he was the son of Everett and Vina (Lamb) Smith. He married Juanita R. Kimmel on July 31, 1943, in Bedford and she preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1999. He was a service man for Coca-Cola in Bedford for 431⁄2 years. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ for many years, and was also a Mason for many years. Surviving are his daughter, Carlita (Larry) McClung of Bedford; his son, Thomas Dean (Lana) Smith of Mitchell; two grandchildren, Holly (Ryan) Mills and Amanda (Brad) Totten; two great-grandchildren, Garrett Bradley Totten and Ezra Scott Mills; one brother, Lavern (Lois) Smith of Bedford; one niece, Julia (Mike) Johnson; and one nephew, Larry (Yvonne) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one grandson, Aaron Scott McClung. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Clovis Parsley officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. David R. Couch April 11, 1936 — March 21, 2013 David R. Couch, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 2:16 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on April 11, 1936, in Warrick County, to the Rev. Edward Couch and Florence (Garrison) Couch. David married Helen Eagan on Dec. 22, 1956, in Bedford and she survives. He worked at Extruded Alloys in Bedford. He was a lifetime member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club, and a member of Bedford Moose Lodge No. 689. Survivors include his wife; Helen Couch of Bedford; children: Greg (Lisa) Couch, LeeAnn Anderson and David (Angi) Couch, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Brooke Nicholson, Megan Bailiff, Shelbi Anderson, Heather Couch, Matthew Couch, Logan Couch, Nolan Couch and Adisyn Couch; and great-grandchildren, Avery, Braxton, Macy and Brilyn. David was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; Mary Murphy; and two brothers, Ted Couch and Phillip Couch. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Pall Bearers will be David Anderson, Clayton Anderson, Dave Stalker, Rob Couch, Ed Couch & James Holtsclaw Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. March 22, 2013 Mary H. Sproles Jan. 14, 1920 — March 21, 2013 Mary Helen McDonald Sproles, 93, went to be with the Lord at 4:15 a.m., Thursday at her son’s home in Heltonville. She was the daughter of Della K. East-Denniston-Bridwell and Thomas S. Bridwell. She was first married to Forrest C. McDonald, then later she married William “Bill” Sproles. Mary retired from Sarkes-Tarzian and was employed by the Bedford Medical Center in housekeeping. She was a life-long member of the Heltonville Christian Church and a volunteer worker for Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown. If asked how she was, she would answer “For age and mileage, I’m doing okay” or “I don’t know, I’ve never been this age before.” Her favorite word was “indubitably.” When asked what it meant, she would reply, “It’s so, because I said it was.” She never met a stranger and spoke to everyone. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, Christian and true patriot of the United States. She was for prayer in school and against abortion. Politicians at all levels knew how she felt about these issues. Her two “Blessed Puppies,” Benji and Lacey were with her when she passed. Surviving are two sons, Larry McDonald and Gary McDonald of Heltonville; one daughter, Linda McDonald Watson of Vero Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandaughter; and two stepsons, Cecil and Ronnie Sproles of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; three halfbrothers, Berle and Harold Denniston and Floyd Bridwell; one halfsister, Mable Bridwell Wood; one stepdaughter, Dorothy Sproles-Hughes-McDonald; and one stepson Robert “Bob” Sproles. Arrangements are being conducted by Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. The remains are to be cremated and placed at the burial site of her parents in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. A plaque is to be attached to the existing tombstone with the names of her children. Christina Motsinger Nov. 18, 1932 — March 21, 2013 Christina Reynolds Motsinger, 80, Bedford, formerly of Medora, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at her residence. She was born Nov. 18, 1932, in Sparksville, the daughter of Lewis Everette and Flavya (Huffman) Reynolds. She married Terry Baine Motsinger of Medora in 1951 and they spent the next 22 years living from state-to-state and overseas while he served in the U.S. Air Force. She was a graduate of Medora High School with the Class of 1950. She had lived in Bedford the past 28 years and was retired from General Motors in Bedford and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and playing bingo. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She is survived by her three children, Susan (Russell) Ackeret of Seymour, Kenneth Motsinger of Bedford and Terry B. Motsinger II of Columbus; four sisters, Martha Cikanek of Greenwood, Ruth (Jack) Hook of Springville, Ill., Judith Gray of Monticello and Rebecca Kidd of Bedford; one brother, Kenneth Reynolds of Salem; nine grandchildren, Karen Franks of Colorado Springs, Colo., Christina Jordan of Alabama, Phillip Alan Motsinger of Florida, Jamie Ackeret of Seymour, Justin Ackeret of Waynesville, David Ackeret of Seymour, Barbara Wyatt of Seymour, Dara Jewel of Crothersville and Jennifer Motsinger of Seymour; 12 great-grandchildren, Phillip, Madison, William, Jordan, Haley, Hannah, Gabriel, Marissa, Raylan, Haley, Tyler and Destiny; and one great-great-grandchild, Andrew. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Alan Motsinger; an infant daughter, Mona Lisa Motsinger; three brothers, Lewis Eugene Reynolds, Arthur “Wayne” Reynolds and Edwin “Dick” Reynolds; and two sisters, Helen Reicheba and Ila Jean. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Pastor Jack Belk officiating. Burial will be in Smallwood Cemetery in Brownstown. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Charlotte Hendrix July 7, 1916 — March 19, 2013 Charlotte R. (Records) Hendrix, 96, Vincennes, passed away Tuesday at her daughter’s residence in Bedford. Charlotte was born July 7, 1916, in Illinois, the daughter of Frank Russell Records and Cora I. Records-Campbell. She married Edwin R. Hendrix and he passed in 1980. She was a homemaker, was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and had formerly been on the church board and was a head Deaconess. Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Janis Clark of Houston, Texas, and Denise Richardson and her husband James of Bedford; five grandchildren, Greg Clark, Tricia Lefkowitz, Aaron Hopper, Brennon Richardson, and Keri Hawkins; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin; one son, Ricky Hendrix; and son-in-law Dr. James H. Clark. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, 313 Church St. Vincennes with funeral services beginning at noon also at the funeral home with Pastor Donnie Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com. Judith Rumple Oct. 19, 1940 — March 20, 2013 Judith Darlene (Tarter) Rumple, 72, Bedford, died Wednesday. Calling will 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Sanders Pentecostal Church in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the church in Bloomington under the direction of The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard. Dale Auerbach April 24, 1929 — March 19, 2013 Dale C. Auerbach, 83, Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Friday at the mortuary. Committal service 2 p.m., Saturday at Cresthaven Cemetery. Carlos B. Smith Carlos B. Smith, 88, of Bedford, died at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Dennis Bullington Dennis R. Bullington, 71, Salem, died at 5:42 p.m. on Thursday at Norton Hospital in Louisville. Arrangements are pending at McAdams Mortuary in Mitchell. March 21, 2013 Daisy Meehan Oct. 28, 1925 — March 19, 2013 Daisy Meehan, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Medco Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick. Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Dubois County, she was the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Trambaugh) Nicholson. She married William Ernest Meehan Jan. 10, 1948, and he preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1993. She was a homemaker. Surviving are daughters, Wilma Morgan and husband, Joe of Mitchell, Brenda Neal and companion Lenny Jones of Orleans, Norma Hensley of Bedford and Netha Radcliff of French Lick; grandchildren, Steve Neal, Jeremy Hensley and Ashley Lopez; and several great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; and siblings, Cora Stephens, Sophia Nicholson, Mary Nicholson, Dora Nicholson, Leona Nicholson, Elmer Nicholson, Walter Nicholson, Wesley Nicholson, John Nicholson, and Clyde Nicholson, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation with Pastor John Moffatt officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Mary M. Potts Nov. 4, 1933 — March 18, 2013 Mary M. Potts, 79, of Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:47 p.m. on Monday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Tunnelton, the daughter of Newton and Frances (Nichols) Horner. She married Martin Potts on Feb. 28, 1953, in Paoli and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2011. “Mom Mary” was a childcare provider for many years, but was presently employed as a clerk at R.J’s in Shoals, where she was well known for her friendly smile. She was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1952 and was a member of the Shoals Christian Church. Mary enjoyed quilting, working puzzles and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be forever loved and missed by her family, including: two sons, Robert J. “Jim” and Leanna Potts and Thomas C. and Marla Potts, all of Shoals; two daughters, Martha R. and Terry Sanders of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Mary F. and Garry Smith of Shoals; seven grandchildren, Angela (Mar) Sango, Jenny (Sean) Sullivan, Amy (Chris) Money, Daniel (Justina) Sanders, Rachel (Andrew) Tedrow, Joel Potts and Jamer Potts; nine great-grandchildren, Cameron Money, Haylee Sullivan, Nicholas Sango, Leila Sango, Hayden Sullivan, Korrigan Sanders, Ophylia Sanders, Emalise Sanders and Hiram Tedrow; one sister, Betty J. (Wease) West of Shoals; and one brother, Lee F. “Frank” and Garnetta Horner of Castlewood, Va. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with the service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Terry Sanders will officiate. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.queenlee.com. March 20, 2013 Ruth V. Chastain June 13, 1916 — March 19, 2013 Ruth Virginia Chastain, 96, went to be with the Lord at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 13, 1916, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Lingle and Nora (Terry) Barnett. She married Robert Chastain April 28, 1937, and he preceded her in death June 7, 1998. She worked as a cook at Ted’s Drive-In and Golden Gables and was a member of Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Surviving are daughters, Rita Clampitt of Mitchell and Rhea Dawn (Gale) Hunt of Salem; adopted daughter, Molly Sawyer of North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Sharon Chastain of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; son, Ronald; daughter, Ruth Ann Kelly; sister, Eldena Gabbert; and brothers, Menlo, Lester, and Danny Barnett preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Honorary Casketbearer: Barry Barnett Casketbearers will be grandsons: Bob Hunt, Chris Hunt, Donnie Spires, Elvis Mattingly, Shannon Houchin, Kevin Russell. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Melvin Staggs Sr. Jan. 19, 1937 — March 18, 2013 Melvin “Dick” Staggs Sr., 76, of Bedford, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday at the White River Lodge in Bedford. Born Jan. 19, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Alfred Harrison and Josephine Edith (Oliver) Staggs. He married Shirley Allen on June 15, 1959, and she survives. He was a plaster and drywall contractor retiring in 2003. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church, V.F.W. No. 9107, Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed squirrel and ginseng hunting. Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Bedford; two daughters, Robin Green and husband Dan and Sarah Jeanette White and husband Robert, all of Bedford; two sons, Jesse Staggs and wife Blanche and Melvin Harrison Staggs Jr., all of Bedford; grandchildren, Clayton Staggs, Dustin Staggs and wife Sarah, Brittany Green and husband Jason Hardin, Gavin Smith. Ashley Mann and husband J.D., Ronnie White, Robin Burgess and husband Zach, Shanna Staggs, and Jessa Staggs and husband Josh; 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Janie Worley of Oklahoma, Mary Beth Copeland and husband Larry, of Arizona, Kathy Howell of Linton, Jody Gee and Helen Killion; and two brothers, Terry J. Staggs and wife Christine of Indianapolis and Kenny Staggs of Linton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Walter Eugene Staggs; four brothers, Doug, Fred, Gerald and Alfred Wayne Staggs; and a sister, Melvina Hestand. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dustin Staggs and Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Church Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dick at www.daycarter.com. Joseph Cosentino Nov. 11, 1918 — March 16, 2013 Joseph Angelo Cosentino, 94, passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday in Bedford. Born Nov. 11, 1918, in Pittston, Pa., he was the son of Vincenzo “James” and Carolina (Cassaro) Cosentino. He married Florence Gloria Mecadon Aug. 30, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 8, 1993. He was the loving father of Angela Cosentino of Mitchell. Joseph served in World War II as a Petty Officer 2nd Class Electrician’s Mate in the Pacific Theater, and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from the Department of the Navy after 35 years of federal service. He was a graduate of Pittston High School in Pennsylvania, attended Manhattan College (NYC), and graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He held a professional engineering (P.E.) license, and was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Florida. Joseph is survived by his immediate family, daughter, Angela Cosentino of Mitchell; adopted daughter, Phillis Green; friend, Bonnie Green; three sisters-in-law; 15 nieces and nephews; and two sisters. His parents; wife of 46 years, Florence; and a sister preceded him in death. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be March 25 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Pittston, Pa. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation at Adonizio Funeral Home in Pittston, Pa., will be Sunday evening. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers at the funeral home may be made to Operation Homefront of PA and DE, PO Box 2101, Doylestown, PA 18901; www.operationhomefront.net/pade Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Dallas Thompson Sept. 30, 1933 — March 19, 2013 Dallas Thompson, 79, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Sept. 30, 1933, in Springville, the son of Rathmiel and Vangie (Neely) Thompson. Dallas was retired from the US Postal service, Loomis Armored Company, he was a meter reader for REMC and custodian for Cincinnati Christian Church for several years. He was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Oolitic High School. Surviving relatives include his son, Jeffrey Wayne Thompson of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Michael Thompson, Sarah Hueman, Amanda Thompson, Dallas Wayne Thompson II and Lizabeth Thompson; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Thompson of Springville and Charles Thompson of Switz City; three sisters, Jeana Bosell, Martha Phillips and Pauline Coursey, all of Springville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Kathy, whom he married on March 3, 1956; one son Mark; step grandson Patrick Swango; and five brothers, Hobert, Roy, Delmar and two infants. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday all at the Cincinnati Christian Church. Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church with the Rev. Tony Stinson officiating. Burial will follow at Springville Cemetery West. The family wishes any donations be made to the Cincinnati Christian Church in Dallas’s name. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com. William R. Vice Jan. 20, 1945 — March 18, 2013 William Russell “Bill” Vice, 68, Paoli, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at his residence. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 295 Moffatt Road, Mitchell. Burial will be in Old Paoli Town Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Friday at the church. Memorials: Mitchell Kingdom Hall The Dillman-Scott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Daisy Meehan Daisy Meehan, 87, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center in French Lick. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation. March 19, 2013 Luis Santos Jr. Aug. 2, 1955 — March 14, 2013 Luis Santos Jr., 57, of Bedford passed away on Thursday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital. He was born on Aug. 2, 1955, in Sinton, Texas, to Luis and Adlenna (Valeria) Santos. Luis married Debbie Burton on Aug. 1, 2011, at Wilson Park in Bedford and she survives. He was disabled and previously worked as a truck driver. Luis served in the U.S. Marines, attended the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford, Survivors include his wife Debbie (Burton) Santos of Bedford; children, Tony Santos of Arizona, Catherine (Josh) Lynch of California, Raymond Santos of California, Ruth Lanham of Bedford, Christina Santos of Bedford, Rebecca (Justin) Sears of Bedford, Alicia (Ted) Wray of Buddha, Misti (Shawn) Brock of Bedford, and Andrea Blake of Bedford; brother, Jessie (Gilda) Santos of California; sisters, Norma (Joe) Rios of Colorado, and Sally Mendiz of Portage; and grandchildren, Vernie, Madleyn, Chole, Memphis, Aubry, Kyzer, Kalandra, Izzy, Madison, Adriana, Jacob, Jackson, Ashley, Isabelle and Michael. He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. Norma’s Pansoon, We celebrate your wonderful life, I Love you my Luie Cremation was chosen, with a memorial service at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Jerry D. Prince Aug. 7, 1941 — March 18, 2013 Jerry D. Prince, 71, of Springville, passed away Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Jerry was born on August 7, 1941 in Heltonville, Indiana; he was the son of Earl and Avis (Blackwell) Prince. Jerry retired from Indiana Laborers Training in Oolitic and was a member of the Laborers Union. Jerry is survived by his wife Helen Hoffman Prince of Springville; one daughter Karen S. Stevens (Rick Westenhaver) of Bloomington; two sons Jerry D. Prince Jr. (Traci) of Bedford and Kevin L. Prince (Becki) of Martinsville; six grandchildren: Michael Stevens, Megan Stevens, Samuel Stevens, Jesse Westenhaver, Gracee Prince and Dillan Poore; three brothers: Cloyd Prince, Leroy Prince and Carl Prince; four sisters: Pauline Axsom, Betty Fox, Geneva Axsom and Juanita Tate; two stepsons: Dennis Adams and David Adams (Pam); and four step-grandchildren: Chantel Adams, Katelyn Adams, David Adams and Maddie Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife Janet Prince, three brothers Floyd Prince, Earl Junior Prince and Bacel Prince and one sister Ruth Axsom. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Linville officiating. Burial will follow at Smithville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Rev. Randall Herr Jan. 30, 1944 — March 16, 2013 The Rev. Randall C. “Chuck” Herr, 69, of St. Louis, formerly of Bedford, passed away in his sleep Saturday at his home in St. Louis. Chuck was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Detroit, the son of the late Warren C. and Naomi F. Herr of Bedford. After graduating from Bedford High School in 1962, he attended Indiana University. While at IU he participated in the ROTC program and joined the US Air Force as a commissioned officer. He served his country for 10 years, including service overseas in Vietnam. After his military service Chuck had a successful 20-year career in business and education when he felt the call to ministry. He was ordained a minister and served for the past 11 years as Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Louis. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Shirley George Herr; three children Eric W. Herr, Aaron M. (Maureen) Herr, and Rebecca K. (Kenny) Ploudre, all of St. Louis; five grandchildren Caylin, Presley, and Elizabeth Herr, and Rachel and Evelyn Herr; one brother Robert W. (Phyllis) Herr, of Bedford; two sisters Sharon E. (David) McPike, of Celestine and Sara Luallen, of Bedford; and was beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from Jay B. Smith Funeral Home 777 Oakwood Dr. in Fenton, Mo. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tributes at jaybsmith.com Donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 4409 Raven Point, High Ridge, MO 63049 or KFUO Lutheran Radio, 85 Founders Lane., St. Louis, MO 63105. Robert Tarr June 30, 1934 — March 16, 2013 Robert E. Tarr, 78, Bedford, died at 5:10 a.m. on Saturday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Delbert L. Roush Jan. 23, 1915 — March 17, 2013 Delbert L. Roush, 98, Norman, died at 10:20 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown. Burial will follow in Guthrie Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Donor’s choice. Melvin Staggs Sr. Melvin “Dick” Staggs Sr., 76, Bedford, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Ruth V. Chastain Ruth V. Chastain, 96, Mitchell, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. March 18, 2013 Charles N. Cox Sr. Feb. 9, 1938 — March 15, 2013 Charles Neil Cox Sr., 75 of Mitchell, died at 7:18 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health, Bloomington. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Miami, Fla., he was the son of George Cox and Doreen Julia (Payne) Cox. He married Sandra Bunch on Jan. 23, 1971, and she survives. He was a truck driver with Jefferson Trucking, retired and was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Surviving are his wife, Sandra Cox of Mitchell; three daughters, Kelly Staggs and Ronni Ann Wolcott, both of Mitchell, and Ronelle (Donnie) Vandgrift of Jeffersonville; two sons, Brian (Angie) Wolcott of Bedford and Charles Neil (Shannon) Cox Jr. of Mitchell; one brother, Tom (Martha) Cox of Mitchell; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Debbie Henderson; one grandson, D. J. Arbuckle; one sister, Carolyn Duncan; and one brother, Merrill “Sonny” Cox. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Emma Brown Jan. 19, 1917 — March 16, 2013 Emma Childers Brown, 96, of Campbellsburg, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born Jan. 19, 1917, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Will and Oma (Noblitt) Condra. She married Charles Childers No. 6, 1940, and he preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1994. Her second marriage on June 10, 1997, was to Wilford E. “Bill” Brown and he preceded her in death May 6, 2012. Emma graduated from Paoli High School in 1935 and was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church and the Ladies Aid. She was a former employee of Trav-Ler Radio Corporation. Surviving are her son, Tom (Vickey) Childers of Campbellsburg; two grandsons, Ed (Shawnda) Childers and Chuck (Michelle) Childers, all of Campbellsburg; and sisters, Olin Barnett of Vincennes and Mary Chopp of Oklahoma. Her parents; both husbands; son, Rick Childers in 1959; brothers, Fred Condra, Ellis Condra, Denzil Condra, Ben Condra, Sam Condra, and George Condra; and sister, May Young, preceded her in death. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Dorothy Compton Sept. 12, 1916 — March 17, 2013 After 961⁄2 years of a well-lived, beautiful life, Dorothy Jane Compton (Dottie Jane “Mimi”) rested from her mortal journey to embrace eternal peace and love with her beloved husband. As a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and school teacher she touched countless lives with her kindness, compassion, joy, and impish humor. Once asked by her high school algebra teacher what grade she thought she deserved, she laid ground work for a new grading system in her future profession by responding, “A-minus question mark.” Dottie Jane is survived by all of the family, friends, and students who had tremendous fortune to know and truly love her. To all of us, she was an A-plus. No question mark attached. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell with a fellowship meal to follow the service. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. in Mitchell Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church Memorial Garden fund, to the Sunshine Ministries of Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, South Bend, or to your favorite charitable organization. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Raymond Robertson Sept. 8, 1944 — March 16, 2013 Raymond “Butch” Robertson of Sullivan passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital on Saturday at the age of 68. Butch was born in Monroe County on Sept. 8, 1944, the son of Enoch Neff and Dicie Jane (Krebbs) Robertson. He was married to Carolyn Sue Bryley on June 16, 1974. Butch started off his career as a musician playing at local clubs and hotels like the Executive and Holiday Inn. When his children were born he started working at the Bedford GM plant until his retirement. Butch was still very active performing his music on weekends even while working and after his retirement. His passions were music, horses, and John Deere tractors. He was preceded in death by his parents; nine siblings, and granddaughter, Alexis. Butch is survived by his wife, Carolyn Robertson; daughters, Sandy (Tom) Hessman of Stanford and Kristal (Dave) Fry of Sullivan; son, Jeremy (Heather) Robertson of Bedford; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Eloise Patton of Ellettsville; brothers, Jim Robertson of Bloomington, and Charles Robertson of California; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with Pastor Glen Stidd officiating. Burial is to follow at Greene County Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Visit www.chandlerfh.com to view Butch’s tribute page and share photos, memories, and more. Margaret Dodson May 22, 1919 — March 15, 2013 Margaret L. Dodson, 93, a longtime resident of Delaware County, passed away on Thursday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard O. Dodson in 2001. Margaret was the daughter of Walter and Edna (Grissom) Brown of Mitchell. She graduated from Mitchell High School. Richard and Margaret had two daughters, Jacqueline (David) Williams, of Upland and Sharon (Michael) Woodruff of Yorktown; two nephews, Vernon (Javonna) Sutton of Mitchell and Roger (Shirley) Sutton of North Judson; one niece, Teena (Phil) Albright of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Rachel (John) Singer of Upland, Bryan (Laura) Kem of Indianapolis and Jonathan (Tamra) Williams of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; ten great-grandchildren, Patrick and Alex Kem of Indianapolis, Crystal (Kyle) Gingerich of Helmer, Johnny Singer of Tallahassee, Fla., Joshua Singer of Louisville, Ky., April (Jonathan) Hirst of Tallahassee, Fla., Jacob, Sierra, Justin, and Shauna Singer of Upland; five great-great grandchildren, Kinsey, Cali, and Gage Gingerich of Helmer, Logan Singer of Tallahassee, Fla. and Hayden Singer of Bardstown, Ky. Service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel in Muncie. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie. Family and friends may call from Noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be directed to Halteman Village Baptist Church, 4100 N Oakwood Drive, Muncie, IN 47304. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com. March 17, 2013 Norma Mae Sanders June 9, 1927 — March 16, 2013 Norma Mae Sanders, 85, of Bedford, died at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the IU Health Bedford Hospital. Born June 9, 1927, in Michigan, she was the daughter of Cecil and Effie (Phillips) Linderman. She married Robert Lawrence Sanders July 4, 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1989. Survivors include her children, Robert Sanders of MI, Susan Ryan of Avoca, Daniel Sanders of Solsberry, Richard Sanders of Guam, David Sanders of Huron, and Kelly Redmond of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Traen of MI; two brothers, Mike Linderman of FL, and Vernon Linderman of the Philippines; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. At her request, no services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Norma at www.daycarter.com. Margie M. Pennington Dec. 18, 1920 — March 14, 2013 Margie Pennington, 92, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at her residence. Born December 18, 1920, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Samuel and Pearl (Tolliver) Pennington. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1939, and spent all of her adult life in Indianapolis. Surviving are nieces, Sondra Piper, Sherry Rowden and Polly Nelson; nephew, Lyle Reuter; her devoted caregivers; and close friend and caregiver, Donald Craig. Her parents; sisters, Gladys Williams, Geneva Reuter and Eula Pennington; and brothers, Claude Pennington and Force “Penrod” Pennington preceded her in death. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery under the direction of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Pennington home, 4473 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Indianapolis, on March 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Charles Neil Cox Sr. Charles Neil Cox Sr., 75, of Mitchell, died Friday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Robert E. Tarr Robert E. Tarr, 78, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. March 16, 2013 Carl E. Byers Jan. 3, 1918 — March 15, 2013 Carl E. Byers, 95, of Bedford, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 12:40 a.m. on Friday at his residence. Born Jan. 3, 1918 in Bedford, he was the son of Ernest and Mary (Lane) Byers. He married Florence Evans in 1941 and she survives. He retired from NWSC Crane as an Electric Shop Supervisor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and enjoyed gardening, fishing, the outdoors, ballroom dancing, trap and skeet shooting. Survivors include his wife, Florence of Bedford; three daughters, Sally Dyke and husband Dan of Bedford, Becky Schick and husband William of Bloomington and Beth Ann Maass of Columbus; a son-in-law, Mark Mullins of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Schick) Abrams, Carla Schick, John Schick, Rachel (Maass) O’Haver, Stephen Maass, Jessica (Dyke) Mackey and Jason Dyke; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Jenkins of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deborah Byers; three sisters, Frances Lewis, Catherine Taylor and Sharon McDermed; three brothers Richard, Chester and Jesse (in infancy); a halfbrother, Dwight Beyers and a halfsister, Helen DeFord. Funeral service will be at p.m. on Monday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris and the Rev. Nathan Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from Noon until the service on Monday at the First Baptist Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Salvation Army. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Carl at www.daycarter.com. Bryan H. Allen April 5, 1961 — March 14, 2013 Bryan H. Allen, 51, of Bedford, died at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa. Born April 5, 1961, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herbert and Sue (Embree) Allen. He had been employed at the LARC Center in Bedford and attended Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his father, Herbert of Bedford; five brothers, Mike Allen and wife Carolyn, of Florida, and Mark Allen and wife Wanda, Kevin Allen and wife Jessica, Jeff Allen, Brad Allen and wife Patty, all of Bedford; a sister, Carolyn Godsey and husband Wilburn of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sue and a sister, Frances Kay Allen. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Bartlettsville Methodist Church. Burial will follow. No visitation hours are scheduled. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bryan at www.daycarter.com. Marvin Pridemore Feb. 27, 1940 — March 13, 2013 Marvin M. Pridemore, 73, Greencastle, formerly of Mitchell, died at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brick Chapel Cemetery in Greencastle. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements. March 15, 2013 Debra Jenkins June 9, 1956 — March 13, 2013 Debra Fields Jenkins, 56, of Bedford, died at 8:47 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born June 9, 1956 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Richard and Virginia (King) Herod. She marred Billy Jenkins and he survives. She was an assistant manager at Circle K in Bedford. Survivors include her husband, Billy of Bedford; two daughters, Jennifer Fields and her significant other April Deon of Bedford and Elizabeth Neal of Oklahoma; three sons, Michael Murphy (Diane) of Bedford, Jeremy Fields (Faye) of Noblesville and C.J. Fields of Bedford; a stepson, Landon Jenkins of Crawford County; two grandchildren, Jonathon Murphy and Benlee Lassley; one brother, Mark Herod of Bedford; one sister, Jamie Pemberton of Bedford; and her mother, Virginia Herod of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard; her grandmother, Lola Detinne; her grandfather, Joseph King; and her best friend, Jerry Fields. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow. 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 the family. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Debra at www.daycarter.com. Bryan H. Allen April 5, 1961 — March 14, 2013 Bryan H. Allen, 51, Bedford, died at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Bartlettsville Methodist Church. Burial will follow. No visitation hours are scheduled. Memorials: Local hospice. Carl Byers Carl Byers, 95, Bedford, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 12:40 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. March 14, 2013 Clara M. Hall June 30, 1932 — March 12, 2013 Clara Mae Hall, 80, of Bedford, died at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born June 30, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Winferd and Alice (Combs) Deckard. She married David Hall on Oct. 13, 1956, and he survives. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the Class of 1950; and she attended Indiana State Teachers College. She worked at Group One for several years. Surviving are her husband, David Hall of Bedford; daughter, Sarah Hall of Bedford; four sisters, Maxine (Frank) Adams, June (Everett) Patrick, Linda (Robert) Meadows, and Trudy (Joe) Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one aunt, Anna Lee Combs. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Tevin Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery. Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the White River Humane Society in memory of Clara Mae Hall. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Barbara J. Hearth May 27, 1930 — March 13 2013 Barbara Jean Hearth, 82, of Bedford, died at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Born May 27, 1930, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Oscar Ooley and Beatrice (Jeffers) Ooley Goodman. She married Chester Hearth on Oct. 10, 1950, and he survives. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1948, a member of Free Methodist Church, Bedford and had worked 16 years as an associate at J.C. Penney, Bedford, retiring in 1986. Surviving are her husband, Chester Hearth, Bedford; two daughters, Marcia (Jerry) Barnes, Globe, Ariz. and Anna Jane Hearth, Asheboro, N.C.; two special friends who were just like daughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Wright and Clarice Rising, both of Asheboro, N.C.; three grandsons, Jeremy (Jessica) Barnes, Scottsdale, Ariz., Matthew Barnes, Seattle, Wash., and Kevin Henderson, Asheboro, N.C.; two great-grandsons, Jordan Barnes and Bradley Henderson; one sister, Janet Sue Skinner, New Whiteland; one stepsister, Billie Chesters, Sterling Heights, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two stepfathers, Roscoe McKinney and George Goodman; one son, Brad Hearth; one stepbrother, Richard Goodman; two stepsisters, Joyce Sabino and Loyce Nelson; one sister, Rosalie McKinney, in infancy and one brother, Michael Goodman, in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Free Methodist Church, Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Herschel H. Kern Sept. 15, 1931 — March 12, 2013 Herschel Hale Kern, 81, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at Core Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Old Union Christian Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Debra Jenkins Debra Fields Jenkins, 56, of Bedford, died at 8:47 a.m. on Wednesdayat St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. March 13, 2013 Reva J. Kern July 12, 1924 — March 11, 2013 Reva Jane (Cannedy) Kern, 88, of Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa. Born July 12, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred Witt and Dora Anna (Brown) Cannedy. She married Wayne Kern on Sept. 21, 1940, and he survives. She had served two terms as the Clerk Treasurer for Lawrence County (1972-1980) and was the director of volunteer services at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she had been a Sunday school teacher. Survivors include her husband, Wayne, of Bedford; three daughters, Donna Lou Tlustek and husband Hein of Bedford, Diana Lyn Armstrong and husband Larry of Lebanon, and Cathy Ann Hackney and husband Ken of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Kaya Pace and husband Bob, Ilana Tlustek, Hein Tlustek and wife Stephanie, Marthea Jackson and husband Jeff, Alida Bingham and husband Aaron, Terry Tlustek and wife Bethany, Tammy Bailey and husband Tracy, Kristi Matlock and husband Dustin, and JoAnna Cobb and husband Ed; 27 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one nephew, Ralph Cannedy Jr. and wife Mary Jo; and six grand-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ralph, Raymond and Roger Cannedy; a son-in-law, Ron Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Tlustek. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bishop Hein K. Tlustek officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon 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 Reva at www.daycarter.com. James R. Langley Sept. 9, 1926 — March 10, 2013 James R. Langley, age 86 of Bedford, passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, He was born on Sept. 9, 1926, in Prescott, Ark., to Albert Caroll and Quin Zora (Moore) Langley. He married Marilyn L. Hibbs on March 29, 1948, in Hot Springs, Ark., and she survives. James was a devoted family man and father, avid golfer and good friend. James was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theater and Japan. He retired in 1991 from GM Powertrain in Bedford after 36 years of service, and he worked in quality control as a Receiving Checker. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn L. Langley of Bedford; four children; Durenda J. Walker of Holland, Mich., Pamela L. Beretta and husband Ned of Mitchell, James R. Langley of Bloomington, and K. Paige Broderick and husband Dan of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Dr. Kay Collins will officiate. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 33 Bedford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County. Herbert G. Griffin Oct. 5, 1937 — March 8, 2013 Herbert Gregory Griffin, age 75 of Bedford, passed from our world the morning of Friday March 8, 2013 at his prize possession, his lovely home. He had designed and built his home from the ground up. Herb was born on Oct. 5, 1937, in Wilmington, Calif., attended North Hollywood High School and Junior College before serving in the U.S. Army. He played football throughout high school and for the Army and professionally in California and Canada. At one time during the granny fluff era, he was a cosmetologist. He then studied nuclear medicine having a career which led to Rocket dyne/Boeing in California, X-Raying fuel lines for the Space Shuttles. At his retirement he had worked several years as manager of Space Shuttle Assembly as Chief Inspector. After retirement he and his wife Wanda Vanest Griffin moved to Indiana, she preceded him in death as well as his mother and father and an infant son. Herb was a member of American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford and the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club. Herb and Sherry (Stigall) Stewart Griffin were married on Aug. 7, 2005. Herbie, as many called him, leaves behind his loving wife Sherry Griffin of Bedford; three sons, Scott Griffin and wife Michelle of Puyallup, Wash., Greg Griffin of Tacoma, Wash., and Shawn Griffin of Bonney Lake, Wash., as well as their mother, Ruth Griffin of Bonney Lake, Wash.; four stepsons, Mike Piatt of Los Angeles, Calif., Anthony Smith-Lewis of San Diego, Calif., Clay Smith of Mitchell, and Jeff Lewis and wife Stacey of Shelbyville; four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and many, many wonderful friends. Celebration of Herb’s life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. American Legion Post No. 33 will conduct military rites. Bernice Siebert Nov. 22, 1923 — March 11, 2013 Bernice C. Siebert, 89, Bloomington, died at 12:50 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. No services are scheduled, direct cremation was chosen. Burial will be at a later date in Hurley, Wis. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. Herschel Kern Herschel Kern, 81, Mitchell, died at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Core Nursing and Rehab. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation. March 12, 2013 Gerald ‘Tom’ Skinner July 5, 1936 — March 9, 2013 Gerald L. “Tom” Skinner, 76, of Oolitic, passed away on Saturday at the Hospice House in Bloomington. Born July 5, 1936, he was the son of Gerald H. and Wilma (Sullivan) Skinner. Captain Tom was an avid fisherman and loved being on the White River. He was a lifetime member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. He was a member of the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years, Verla (Parker) Skinner, his mother, Wilma Skinner of Oolitic; one son, Gerald F. “Buddy” Skinner (Dee) of South Carolina; one daughter, Sherri Hillenburg (Dennis) of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Aimee Cross (Nathan), Erik Millick (Heather), both of Bloomington, and Brandon Millick (Starr) of Monrovia; and seven great-grandchildren, Elijah Fadely, Noah Hillenburg, Wren and Avery Millick, Page Corbett, Brayden and Trenton Millick. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Tom at www.daycarter.com. Joy Fitzgerald April 8, 1948 — March 9, 2013 Joy Fitzgerald, 64, of Bedford, died at 8:50 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born April 8, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Kelsie and Wyrtis (Hughes) Fitzgerald. She had been a cashier at I.G.A. and attended Charity Chapel Church. Survivors include two daughters, Tesa Hatfield Bunch and Cindy Vance both of Bedford; a brother, Eddie Fitzgerald of Bedford; a sister, Janet Jeffries of Bedford; five grandchildren, Jacob and Justin Bunch, Jessica Bullock, Kayla and T.J. Bobbs; and two great-grandchildren, Jaxon Bunch. She was preceded in death by her parents. At her request, no services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joy at www.daycarter.com. Martha Tuttle Nov. 7, 1934 — March 8, 2013 Martha Tuttle, 78, Shoals, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Friday at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Shoals, the daughter of Emanuel and Elva (Townsend) Tuttle. Martha was a very pleasant lady who always found the positive in every life event and each person. She was an avid NASCAR fan. She enjoyed working and retired recently after 19 years from the Kmart in Bedford. Martha began her work career in Indianapolis, for the Indiana State Department of Health and continued with the branch in Washington until her retirement in 1972. She was also employed by JayC Foods, mainly in the Washington store, but she filled in as cashier at various store locations. She also did bookkeeping for Albright’s Chevyland in Loogootee for five years. She is dearly loved and missed by her only son, Isaac Rene Tuttle of Shoals; one brother, Emanuel Tuttle Jr., of Roseville, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Pershing, James, Harding and Isaac Tuttle. She was a graduate of Shoals High School, was very active in the Martin County 4-H, Rainbow Girls and Order of The Eastern Star, and active in the Indiana Rural Youth. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Hindostan Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, where the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service. Preferred memorials are the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center or the Wounded Warrior program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com. Francis J. Greene Francis J. “Butch” Greene, was 78 years young, born in the rolling hills of Bedford. The world became a less kind and gentle place on March 8, when he passed away. Butch was bred, educated and resided his entire life as a Hoosier. He spent 31 years of his working career at International Harvester/Navistar, where he retired in 1991 as Manager Financial Foundry Operations. In his younger days, civic contributions as the President/Treasurer of the New Whiteland Jaycee’s and leadership in Franklin Township’s Little League Baseball were important to him. During his second retirement, he worked part-time at local Indianapolis venues like State Fairgrounds, Boat Shows, Sysco and safety patrol at the Indy Motor Speedway. Butch was an avid family man and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy; sons, Tony and Tim; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Last week the world became a less kind and gentle place. Visitation was Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd, Indianapolis. Reva J. Kern July 12, 1924 — March 11, 2013 Reva Jane (Cannedy) Kern, 88, Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary. Steven M. Sanders May 7, 1956 — March 7, 2013 Steven Michael Sanders, 56, Mitchell, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. James R. Langley James R. Langley, 86, Bedford, died at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home. March 11, 2013 Russell Schoolcraft Sept. 30, 1920 — March 10, 2013 Russell O. Schoolcraft, 92, of Bedford, died at 10:55 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa. He formerly resided on N street in Bedford for over 20 years. Born Sept. 30, 1920, in Martinsville, he was the son of Lewis and Vada (Anderson) Schoolcraft. He married Norma Ward on April 12, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2006. Russell was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, where he received three Bronze Stars and other medals of honor. He retired from Texas Gas as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. Russell was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No 33 and was recognized as the oldest member of the Eagles Club. Survivors include one son, Thomas Schoolcraft and companion Amanda Evans of Bedford; two daughters, Linda Jones and husband Greg of Panama City, Fla., and Mitzi Flynn and husband John of Bedford; six grandsons, Todd Roberts, Bret Carmichael and wife Joni, Troy Schoolcraft and wife Brittany, Jesse Flynn and Micah Flynn, all of Bedford, and Thomas Schoolcraft and wife Heather of Martinsville; two granddaughters, Mindy Schuth and husband Jon and Jennifer Flynn and companion Mike Parks, all of Bedford; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; several siblings; and one niece, Judy Deckard. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; stepfather, Bob Owens; and several siblings. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary where an Eagles service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Russell at www.daycarter.com. Sheila M. Cain May 16, 1957 — March 8, 2013 Sheila M. Cain, 55, of Williams, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born May 16, 1957, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Marion and Barbara (Groves) Rafalco. She married Willie Eugene Cain and he survives. Survivors include her husband, Willie; five children, Travis Cain, Ashley Cain and Jeremy Myers, Kylie Flinn and Christopher Young, Jenny Bay, Ricky Cain; a brother, Roy Rafalco and wife Susan; 16 grandchildren, Heaven, Justice and Brianna Bilyeu, Madison, Kelton, Kailyn, and Jeremy (Jr.) Myers, Cody, Tommy, and Tyler Flinn, Landyn Bowersock, Christopher Young, Austin Morgan, Samantha and Brittany Bay, and Ricky Lee Cain Jr.; in-laws, Charles and wife Leora Cain, Terry Cain, Kevin and wife Ettamae Elliott, Jay and wife Kim Phillips, Lloyd and wife Donna Phillips, Bryan and wife Leila Phillips, and Kelly and wife Tammy Holland; a cousin, Kenny Rafalco; a niece, Lara Rafalco; a nephew, Timothy Rafalco; a great-niece, Elliana Rafalco; and several other nieces and nephews; and an aunt and uncle, Kenny and Mary DuBois. Sheila was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Josh Bilyeu, and a sister in-law, Catherine Martin. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Sheila at www.daycarter.com. Mary E. Wardrip Sept. 29, 1923 — March 10, 2013 Mary Elizabeth McKinney Wardrip, 89, Mitchell, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Born Sept. 29, 1923, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Paul R. and Nellie (Ryker) LaShorne Sr. She married Dr. Clair C. McKinney Dec. 1, 1945, and he preceded her in death June 6, 1971. She and the Rev. Howard Wardrip were married July 6, 1985, and he preceded her in death May 14, 2001. Mary graduated from Howe High School and founded Mitchell Optical in 1950. She had previously taught Sunday School at Old Union United Methodist Church. Surviving are daughters, Donna (David) LaRocca and Cheryl (Alan) Wood, all of Mitchell; five grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren Her parents; husbands; and brothers, Dr. Paul R. LaShorne Jr., and William LaShorne, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Pat Sinnott officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Reva Kern Reva Kern, 88, of Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Tom Skinner Tom Skinner, 76, Oolitic, died at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. March 10, 2013 Thelma Louise Allgood March 9, 1934 — March 8, 2013 Thelma Louise Allgood, age 78, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Bloomington, Indiana, with her family by her side. Thelma was born March 9, 1934, in Jackson County, Indiana, to the late Virgil and Hazel (Tate) Taylor. On November 10, 1955, Thelma married the love of her life, Raymond Allgood, to whom she was married for 57 wonderful years. Thelma graduated as a Smithville High School Skibo in 1952. She worked at RCA in her younger years before she decided to take on the most important job she could ever do; to become a housewife and stay at home Mom for her loving Husband and Children. Thelma fought a long hard struggle for three years with Alzheimer’s disease. Thelma was an eight-month residence of Garden Villa Nursing Home. The family would like to thank the Nurses and Aides on Station 4 for the care they gave to her during her stay with them and the support they gave the family. The family would also like to thank the wonderful Hospice Nurses and the staff at the Hospice House for the care they gave her in her final days. Thelma is survived by her Husband, Mr. Raymond Allgood; children, David (Nita) Allgood of Bloomington, Darla (Keith) Lentz of Bloomington, Darren Allgood of Bedford, and Dalane (Wayne) Anderson of Bloomington; grandchildren, Tiffaney Allgood, Ashley Allgood, Joshua Allgood, Ryan Lentz, Tyler Lentz, Jacob Allgood, Logan Allgood, Taylor Allgood, Brandon Anderson and Bailey Anderson; great-grandchildren, Hailey Allgood, Addison Allgood and Brylon Bowman; and Siblings, Pete Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Dale Taylor, Roger Taylor and Sherrie Garlisch, all of Bloomington. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Wilma Hardy; and her daughter, Dana Allgood. A funeral service for Thelma will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Deremiah Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel. Friends may visit the family from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013, at the funeral home, as well as an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. The family requests that Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Bloomington Hospice House. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com. Herbert G. Griffin Herbert G. Griffin, 75, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Sheila M. Cain Sheila M. Cain, 55, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. March 09, 2013 George A. Gilstrap April 2, 1927 — March 7, 2013 George A. Gilstrap, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:57 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born April 2, 1927, in Washington County, he was the son of William Irvin and Luanna (Chastain) Gilstrap. He married Shirley Sego on Dec. 16, 1944, and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a construction worker and heavy equipment operator with I.U.O.E. No. 841. He was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church and Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Bedford; three daughters, Shirley Ann Pinnick and husband Thomas, Sharon Lee Tanksley and husband Michael all of Bedford and Ruthie Gilstrap of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Thomas Scott Pinnick, Bradley Dean Pinnick, Michele Tanksley-Super, Stephanie Chastain and Sharlyn Tanksley-Floyd; 13 great-grandchildren, Alyssa Super, Alayna Super, Elizabeth Chastain, Brady Chastain, Geordan Smith, Cameron Smith, Britney Pinnick, Kayla Pinnick, Marrissa Pinnick, Justin Bennett, Tommy Pinnick, Wesley Pinnick and Brooke Pinnick; two sisters, Catherine Kirby and Florence Richardson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ernest, Ivis, Irvin, Howard and Maurice “Bill”; and five sisters, Ruth, Belva, Dorothy, Wilma and Vivian. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where Masonic services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of George at www.daycarter.com. Barney Dodd Nov. 6, 1923 — March 8, 2013 Barney Dodd, 89, of Bedford, died at 7:10 a.m. on Friday at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford. Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frank Dodd and Nancy (Dunlavey) Dodd. He married Betty Lou Wray in July of 1946; she died Aug.5, 1991. Barney was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1942; he was an engineer technician at NSA Crane, retiring in 1979; he was of the Protestant Faith; he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a Plank Owner (commissioning crew) of the USS New Jersey; a member of the American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford; the VFW. and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club. Surviving are two daughters, Vicki (Dale) Groh of Bedford and Nancy (Mike) Lasley of West Lafayette; three grandchildren, Amy (Anthony) Scarpellini of Bedford, Anne (J.R.) Wheatley of Tacoma, Wash., and Elizabeth Hicks of Lafayette; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Sophia and Vivienne Scarpellini, all of Bedford, Della Wheatley, Tacoma, Wash., and Kayla Hicks of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers and two sisters. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions to American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford, First United Methodist Church, Bedford, or White River Humane Society be considered. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguonslee.com. March 08, 2013 Marvin E. Jones Marvin Eugene Jones, 69, Bedford, died at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Cremation was chosen with no funeral or visitation. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. March 07, 2013 Edna C. Banks Dec. 30, 1939 — March 6, 2013 Edna Charlene Phillips Banks, 73, of Springville, died at 3:03 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Dec. 30, 1939, in Science Hill, Ky., she was the daughter of Benjamin and Roxie Mae (Bell) Phillips. She married Richard Bill Banks and he preceded her in death in 1993. She retired from General Electric and was a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her children, Laverne Jones and wife Sandy of Bedford, Melissa Goodman and husband Billy of Bloomington and Kevin Jones of Springville; stepsons, Terry Banks and wife Sherry of Bloomington and Gerald Banks and wife of Texas; a sister, Alma Jones and husband Norman and a brother Howard Phillips and wife Amy, all of Springville; grandchildren, Tyler and Tyson LuAllen, Taner Goodman, Kacy Turpin, Kevin and Niky Jones, Jami and Jessie Goodman, Kelly and Jeremy Banks; and great-grandchildren, Sydnee LuAllen, Sierra Pritchett, Tyler LuAllen, Jr., Sadie LuAllen, Ryatt Reggal, Kaytlin Charlene Turpin Jayson Edwards and Bryson Jones. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Herbert, Stanley, R.C., Eugene, Glen, Luther and Ray; and sisters, Carrie, Aline and Opal. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Oak Grove Pentecostal Church with Brother Larry Hawkins and Brother Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Charlene at www.daycarter.com. Robert D. Clampitt Oct. 17, 1935 — March 5, 2013 Robert Dean Clampitt, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Oct. 17, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dale and Leona (Hatfield) Clampitt. He married Rita Chastain Aug. 20, 1983. Bob retired from Otis Elevator and served eight years in the Indiana National Guard, 138th Armor, Bedford. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1955. Surviving are his wife, Rita Clampitt of Mitchell; children, Jeffrey Dale Clampitt of Bloomington, Kristy (William) Workman of Indianapolis, Jan Reynolds of Orleans and Judi Ann (Jake) Taylor of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, William (Margie) Clampitt of New Castle. His parents, and brother, Charlie Raymond Clampitt, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Honorary Casketbearers: Barry Barnett and Shannon Houchin. Casketbearers: Donnie Spires, Elvis Mattingly, Steve Brown, Bob Hunt, Chris Hunt, and Scott Clampitt. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Catherine M. Ramey Aug. 21, 1933 — March 3, 2013 Catherine Mae Ramey, 79, of Kansas City, Mo., died Sunday at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, where visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Cremation will be follow. Catherine was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Bedford, to Richard and Goldie Ramey. She was a nurse’s assistant at several area hospitals during her career. She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lintz; one grandchild; and one brother, Robert Ramey. Catherine’s survivors include her daughter, Ann Kelley of Independence, Mo.; three sons, Jerry Lintz of Bedford, Norman Allen Lintz of Sedalia, Mo., and David Mark Lintz of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; 16 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Online condolences may left at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com. Funeral arrangements were made through McGilley Midtown Chapel, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 753-6200. March 06, 2013 Edna Mae Craig Aug. 21, 1922 — March 5, 2013 Edna Mae Craig, 90, of Bedford (Silverville), died at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa with her caregiver and children by her side. Born Aug. 21, 1922, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of Perry G.C. and Adaline (Henry) Hopper. She married Wayne “Dollar” Craig on March 11, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of the Silverville Baptist Church. Survivors include her best friend and caregiver, Deloris (Dee) Axsom of Bedford; children, Gerald Wayne Prince and wife Tammy, Regina Vonderhaar and husband Rich and Tami Holtsclaw and husband Lexie, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brittany Kern, Craig Prince, Holly Owens, Amber Baker, Nate Norman and Hillary Deckard; 13 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Shirley Marshall of Seymour. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Eddie Wayne Craig, who was killed in action while serving in Viet Nam in 1967; seven brothers, Harry, Westford, Perry Jr., Salem, Arney, Emory and Lester; three sisters, Daisy, Fannie and Sally Jane; a stepdaughter, Norma Elkins. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Silverville. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 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 Edna at www.daycarter.com. Robert D. Clampitt Robert Dean Clampitt, 77, died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Rosa T. Norris Private services for Rosa Thelma Norris of Columbus, a former Bedford resident, will be Friday at Sonora Cemetery, Sonora, Ky.. Arrangements by Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus. Edna C. Banks Edna Charlene Banks, 73, of Springville, died at 3:03 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. March 05, 2013 Sally K. Chandler Nov. 23, 1940 — March 3, 2013 Sally K. Chandler, 72, of North Vernon, passed away on Sunday at her residence. Mrs. Chandler was born on Nov. 23, 1940, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Roy and Della Mae Bunch Cummings. She married Jerry Chandler on June 15, 1958, in Lawrence County. He survives. She worked for IGA in Columbus and Walmart in North Vernon. She was a 1958 graduate of Shawswick High School in Lawrence County and a volunteer with the Park Theatre Civic Centre in North Vernon. She traveled across the United States and Europe on the back of a motorcycle and enjoyed reading, gardening, and watching movies, she was her grandchildren’s biggest fan. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Chandler of North Vernon; two daughters, Becky (Mike) Collins of Columbus and B. Dawn Eldridge of Shelbyville; two brothers, John (Lana) Cummings of Ellettsville and Alan (Connie) Cummings of Bedford; three sisters, Maxine Owen of Bedford, Norma Stewart of McCordsville and Liz (Ron) Collins of Roachdale; four grandchildren, Cameron Collins of New York, N.Y., Michaela (Caleb) Ayew-ew of Grand Rapids, Mich., Kiel Eldridge of Bloomington and Haley Eldridge of Shelbyville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Fred Cummings; and a sister, Mary Jo Manion. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to Jennings County Library or the Park Theatre Civic Centre. You are invited to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com. March 04, 2013 Juanita M. Callahan April 13, 1924 — March 1, 2013 Juanita M. Callahan, 88, of Bedford, died at 12:42 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born April 13, 1924, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Vernon C. and Eva S. (Carroll) Arnold. She married William R. Callahan on Jan. 17, 1945, and he passed away March 25, 1953. She was employed by RCA and Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington before retiring. She was a past member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Juanita was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved traveling, being with her siblings and was an avid Bingo player. Surviving are her two sons, Terry L. Callahan of Avon and Dan B. Callahan and wife Melissa of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Derek) Wilson of Franklin, Trisha (Jason) Garcia, of Franklin, and Troy (Roxane), of Paragon; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Doris Pierce and Edna Lucille Swigler, both of Bedford; and two brothers, Dale Arnold and John Arnold, both of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her husband; and brother, Frank Arnold. Funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Stacie R. Clark July 24, 1975 — March 2, 2013 Stacie Renee (Bouffanie) Clark, 37, of Bedford died at 6:48 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born July 24, 1975, in Houston, Texas, she was the daughter of Randy Bouffanie and Deborah (Nikirk) Underwood. She worked as a cosmetologist. Survivors include: three sons, Gavin M. English, Gaige M. English, of Bedford, and Garret M. Clark of Moberly, Mo.; her mother and stepfather, Deborah and Jim Underwood of Springville, her father, Randy Bouffanie of Youngsville, La.; stepmother, Pamela Bouffanie of Carencro, La; three brothers, Chad Underwood of Whiteland, Benjamin Underwood of Bloomington and Jesse Romero of Carencro, La.; two sisters, Miranda Bouffanie of Lafayette, La., and Britney (Bouffanie) Veron of Scott, La.; grandmother, Sherry Underwood of Bedford; one niece, Baiha Veron of Scott, La.; and one nephew, Gunner Veron of Scott, La. She was preceded in death by her sister, Angelique Bouffanie; and her grandparents, Walter Nikirk, Anna Lee Nikirk Hall, Lester Hall, Walter Underwood, Earline Hunter Bouffanie and Norman Bouffanie. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation and Celebration of Life will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the fund set up at Hoosier Hills Credit Union to benefit her three sons. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Stacie at www.daycarter.com. Frances G. Thomas Nov. 5, 1952 — Feb. 27, 2013 Frances G. Thomas, 60, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday at her home after battling cancer for seven years. She was born on Nov. 5, 1952, in Elizabethtown, Ky., she was the daughter of Clarence L. and Anna (Gibson) Gardner. Frances was a preschool teacher at the Limestone Girls Club and helped with the Bedford Public Library Bookmobile. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Frances was a beloved wife and mother. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Nathan Thomas of Bedford; son, Elwood Thomas and daughter, Virginia Thomas, both of Bloomington. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, Visitation will be from 4–8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to www.fergusonlee.com. Stanley Williams March 1, 1952 — March 2 2013 Stanley “Lee” Williams, 61, Mitchell, died Saturday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Day Funeral Home in Bloomington. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. March 03, 2013 Phillip Adams June 26, 1940 — March 1, 2013 Phillip Wayne Adams, 72, of Bedford died at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the IU Health Bedford Hospital. Born June 26, 1940, in Lincoln County, KY, he was the son of John H. and Lillie M (Pemberton) Adams. He married Hazel L. Guthrie on October 27, 1961, and she survives. He retired from CSX Railroad. He attended Hillcrest Christian Church, was a life member of the United Transportation Union and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Bedford; one daughter, Sheila Myers and her husband Randy of Fayeteville; one son, David W. Adams of Bedford; two sisters, Jewell Baker of Oolitic, and Verla J. Winnings of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Julia Hicks and Marcia Hirtz. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Phillip at www.daycarter.com. Marthanne McDowell July 8, 1935 — March 1, 2013 Marthanne Grafton McDowell, of Fishers, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday surrounded by her loving daughters at the Hamilton Trace Care Center in Fishers. She was born on the family farm in Popcorn, on July 8, 1935, the first of five children of Roger and Mary Roberts Grafton. Marthanne graduated from Oolitic High School in 1952 and married William C. McDowell of Springville on Dec. 31, 1954, at the Bedford Christian Church. Marthanne was a very talented designer and decorator, having studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. She used her talents to enrich the lives of her children and siblings helping them decorate any new house they might have moved to. Marthanne also sewed beautifully, and her daughters grew up in charming, one-of-a-kind matching dresses and frocks. She also designed and sewed band uniforms for North Central High School in Indianapolis and all of the uniforms for the Montessori Country Day School in Houston. She worked at several design studios in Indianapolis and was a gifted floral designer as well. Marthanne’s love of gardening came from her grandmother and mother. She created beautiful gardens at her homes and was willing to help anyone who asked for her design assistance. One of her great pleasures in life came from a trip to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England to tour the great manor houses, castles and their expansive gardens. She would bring those inspired ideas back to enrich her own and other’s flower gardens. Marthanne’s other great sharing talent was searching out the mysteries of lost relatives using her computer for family genealogy. She spent thousands of hours finding missing kin, filling in the blanks with information from all of the great-grandparents’ family histories of the Grafton, Roberts, Stephenson, Kindred and McDowell families. During her trip to Wales, she and a sister found a missing great-great-great-grandfather Roberts buried in an ancient cemetery with waist high weeds. They had found the cemetery a week before and asked a local farmer to let his sheep loose in the cemetery to eat the grass so the sisters could find the buried markers. He did and they found a missing link. Marthanne is survived by her husband, Bill; and her three daughters, Kathy Johnson and husband John and grandchildren Amy Parker and husband Erik and great-grandchildren, Francesca and Vivian; and Andrea Link and husband Mike and great-grandchildren, Seth, Graysen, Estella, and Levi; Sherri Kolarich and husband, Bob and granddaughter, Teddi Jo; Debbie McDowell and husband Kelsey Tipton, and granddaughter, Erin McDowell. Siblings include: Sue Humphrey and husband Ron of Lafayette; Margaret Ellison of Houston, Texas; Robert Grafton and wife Carole of Hamilton, Ohio; and Merrilou Luse and husband Jon of Scottsburg. Also surviving is cherished family matriarch, Martha Louise Crouch of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Mary and Roger Grafton. A memorial service to celebrate Marthanne’s life is planned for early April. Burial will be in Lowder Cemetery in Popcorn. Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory William E. ‘Bill’ Owens Jan. 30, 1952 — Feb. 28, 2013 William E. “Bill” Owens, 61, Martinsville, passed away at 10:18 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born on Wednesday, January 30, 1952, in Martinsville, Indiana, to the late Harry Junior and Queenie Nadine (Baker) Owens. Bill was a 1970 graduate of Martinsville High and a 1979 graduate of Meridian Barber School. He owned and operated Bill Owens Barber Shop from 1979 to 2006 when he had to retire due to health reasons. Bill also had worked at Bridgeport Brass Company in Indianapolis and retired from there in 1991. Prior to working at Bridgeport Brass, Bill worked at Black Lumber Company in Martinsville. Bill was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Martinsville. Survivors are his wife, Patricia D. “Patty” (Coryell) Owens, whom he married on April 24, 1971; sons, William “Billy” Owens and wife Carrie of Martinsville and Patrick Owens and wife Nicki of Heltonville; brother, James Owens and wife Pam of Martinsville; stepbrothers, Randy Richardson and Danny Richardson both of Martinsville; stepsisters, Blanche Miles, Brenda Brewer and Bonnie Carter all of Martinsville and Beverly Richardson of Florida; grandchildren, Rylie Faith, Cole, Cameron and Ryan “Butters”; cousins, Rannie Price and Nancy Stinnett; and the Coryell Family. Bill was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry Owens Jr.; sister, Brenda Owens; stepmother, Ruth Irene Owens; stepbrother, John Richardson; grandmother, Rose Baker. There will be a funeral mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1790 East Harrison Street, Martinsville, Indiana, 46151 with father John Hall officiating. Visitation will be at Costin Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 4, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Burial will be at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Cemetery. There will be a prayer service on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to help the family may be made at BMO Harris Bank. Online condolences may be made at www.costinfuneralchapel.com. Jerrol Alden Reed Aug. 19, 1915 — Feb. 24, 2013 Jerrol Alden Reed passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Bedford, Indiana, Jerry, as he was known to his friends, lived in Perrysburg for the past thirty years, retiring there after returning to the Toledo area from Philadelphia, where he worked as manager of Universal Carloading Company, a division of US Freight. He was preceded by his wife Julia Dziugas Reed, who died in 1994. Both were avid ballroom dancers, having met at the Willow Springs Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939, during the era of the big bands. They maintained their love of dancing throughout their lives, taking star turns on the dance floor at their retirement community in New Port Richey, Florida. The couple were lifetime members of Riverby Golf Club, where Jerry continued to play golf and cards with his friends until last year. An ardent sportsman, he represented his age group at national tournaments of the Senior Olympics. Proud of his Indiana heritage, Jerry was also a devoted fan of the Indiana University basketball team. A regular “customer” at the Perrysburg Library, he often stayed up late at night reading the mysteries and thrillers the library staff had set aside for him. After the passing of his wife, Jerry bought a keyboard and taught himself to play the piano. He had a wonderful voice and loved to sing the songs from the ’30s and ’40s. Jerry celebrated his 97th birthday at a party in Boston with his family last August, telling stories about life during the Depression and singing songs of his favorite songwriter, Hoagy Carmichael. He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Reed Shufro of Newton, Massachusetts, and Lavonne McKeown of Wellesley, Massachusetts; son-in-law, Steven Shufro of Newton; his dear friend, Lillian Kincaid of Perrysburg; his grandchildren, Brad McKeown and wife Samantha McKeown of San Ramon, California, Mollee McKeown of Wellesley, Matthew Shufro, Gwendolyn Shufro and husband Jonathan Bauer, and great-grandaughter, Julia Bauer, all of New York City. Family and friends have gathered for stories and celebration of Jerry’s life and the values that he imparted. Internment will be at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. March 02, 2013 Roger K. Tow March 13, 1949 – Feb. 28, 2013 Roger Keith Tow, 63, Seymour, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 9:39 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Born March 13, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Wanda Marlene (Tow) Brock. Surviving are daughters, Joni Leann Tow and Shandi Marlene Weiss, both of Bedford; grandson, David Weiss; sisters, Elaine Duncan and Betty Briner, both of Mitchell; and brother, Leslie Brock, Berrien Springs, Mich. His mother; and daughter, Betty Jean Taylor, preceded him in death. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Juanita M. Callahan Juanita M. Callahan, 88, of Bedford, died at 12:42 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. March 01, 2013 William H. Carson Jan. 21, 1925 — Feb. 27, 2013 William H. Carson, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born Jan. 21, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James Thomas and Eula L. (Williams) Carson. He married Elizabeth Wright on April 27, 1960, in Lawrence County, and she passed away on May 5, 2009. He was a graduate of Bedford High School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He retired from General Motors in August 1980. He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church; UAW Local No. 440; Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM; and Scottish Rite. Surviving are his son, Mark E. (Judith) Hitchcock of Mitchell; daughter, Jacque Winnefeld of Bedford; two grandchildren, Mike Winnefeld and Derek Miller; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Winnefeld, Cole Winnefeld, and Emily Miller; two sisters, Ethel (Dale) Fortner of Bedford and Pearl Grace Jenkins of Mississippi; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Hayes, Doris Phillips, and Martha Scoggan; and two brothers, Frank Middleton Carson and James Thomas Carson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2–6 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. Loretta J. Mosier March 26, 1924 — Feb. 28, 2013 Loretta Jewell Mosier, 88, of Bedford, died at 1:26 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born March 26, 1924, in Silverville, she was the daughter of Van and Eula I. (Wagner) Craig. She married Charles Otto Helton and he preceded her in death on April 17, 1982. She later married Robert S. Mosier on March 31, 1984, and he also preceded her in death on July 31, 2005. She was a homemaker and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Solsberry. Survivors include a son, Charles Jack Helton of Bedford; two stepsons, Stan Mosier of Shoals and Steve Mosier of Williams; two stepdaughters, Eva Smith of Bedford and Ginger Anderson of Danville, Ill.; one brother, Melvin Craig of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two daughters, Connie Sue Edmonson and Claudia Jean Helton Ritchison Baughman; one son, Richard Lee Helton; one grandson, J.R. Helton; a granddaughter, Melissa Edmonson; three great-grandsons; three stepbrothers and two stepsisters. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 9-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Loretta at www.daycarter.com. Roger K. Tow Graveside service for Roger Keith Tow, 64, Seymour, formerly of Mitchell, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

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