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Obituaries — March 2016

Updated: Jan 16, 2023


March 31, 2016 Lois Anna (Hale) Hilderbrand

May 24, 1927 — March 29, 2016

Lois Anna Hilderbrand, 88, of Bedford, died at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born May 24, 1927, in Edgar, Ill., she was the daughter of William Wise Hale and Molly Alice (Hackler) Hale.

She married Paul Wendell Hilderbrand on Oct. 12, 1947; he preceded her in death on April 16, 2015.

Lois worked as a Medical Secretary at Bedford Regional Medical Center and was retired.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Bedford, where she had been a very active member involved in several activities including the CYC (Christ Youth Crusade), Bible School, and Ambassadors Sunday School. She was a former member of the Lawrence County Art Association, had been an active Poll Worker at election times, a member of the Lawrence County Museum, active in the Heltonville Veterans Group, had formerly been active with Lincoln School PTO and had been an active scouting volunteer with Cub Scouts and Brownie Scouts, including being a Den Mother.

Surviving are one daughter, Lisa Starr and husband Bud of Bedford; three sons, Roger Hilderbrand and his wife Sandi, Phoenix, Ariz., Phillip Hilderbrand and wife Sandy of Indianapolis, and Dennis Hilderbrand and wife Terri of Washington; grandchildren Dylan Hilderbrand and wife Martha of Bloomington, Julie Morris and husband Richard of Evansville, Father Ryan Hilderbrand of Huntingburg, Willyam Santo Salim of Washington, Britton Starr and fiance’ Julia Devine of Evansville, and Jessica “JJ” Starr of Mooresville, N.C.; great-grandson, Oscar Hilderbrand of Bloomington; three brothers-in-law, George and Kenneth Hilderbrand, both of Columbus, and William Hilderbrand and wife Helen, Easyville; one sister-in-law, Betty Hilderbrand of Bloomington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Free Methodist Church, Bedford, with the Revs. John Lane and Reed Beard officiating. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery, Heltonville.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Free Methodist Church, Bedford.

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

Michael Ray Wheeler

May 16, 1953 — March 26, 2016

Michael Ray Wheeler, 62, of Bedford, died at 6:11 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 16, 1953, he was the son of Paul and Evangeline (Craig) Wheeler. He married Lora Shutters on Sept. 20, 1995, and she survives.

He was a linen service worker and a member of the Work of God Church in Mitchell where he served as a drummer.

Survivors include his wife, Lora of Bedford; a son, Jason Wheeler of Mitchell; a stepson, Zackory Shutters of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Karmin Shutters of Bedford and Kari Shutters of Seymour; four grandchildren, Kaytelynn, Kollin, Karli and Shana; two brothers, Butch of Seymour and Jerry of Madison; and two sisters, Brenda Thompson and Marilyn Sherwood (his twin), of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evangeline (in infancy).

Graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Dive Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Wheeler family to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Merle Lee Eads

Dec 15, 1927 — March 29, 2016

Merle Lee Eads, age 88, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday March 29, 2016, at 7:45 p.m. at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on Dec.15, 1927, to Edward and Ella (Cazee) Eads. Merle married Loretta (Ray) Eads on Nov. 3, 1951, in Bedford and she preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2012.

He was a retired Millwright with the Carpenter’s Union.

Survivors include his sons, Ronnie Eads of Bedford, Steve Eads of Bedford, and Joe Eads of Bedford; stepson, Terry Moore of Mooresville, four grandchildren, Ryan Eads, Amy Gerkin, Austin Eads and Brandy Eads; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Dennis Eads; his siblings, Winford Eads, Violet (Eads) Pierce, Carl Eads and Gladys (Eads) McIntyre.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the New Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday April 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Remington Dean Allen

March 28, 2016 — March 28, 2016

Remington Dean Allen infant son of Jeremy James Allen and Emily K. Shelley was stillborn on Monday, March 28, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Survivors include his parents; brother Elijah James Allen; maternal grandparents, John Shelley and Abby Shelley; Hubert Asbury (Pappy); maternal great-grandparents, John D. and Judy K. (Wessell) Dalton; paternal grandparents, Ernest A. and Jamey L. (Crane) Allen; paternal great-grandma, Carolyn Setters; he is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by cousin, T.J Byrd; paternal great-grandfather, James L. Crane; and uncle, Cliff L. Crane.

Graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Beech Grove cemetery with Chaplain Byron Buker officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. March 30, 2016 Elmer ‘Coon’ Strunk

Aug. 4, 1936 — March 26, 2016

Elmer “Coon” Strunk, 79, of Bedford, died at 7:24 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at his residence.

Born Aug. 4, 1936, in Bedford, he was the son of Elmer Strunk Sr. and Zina Mae (Hughes) Strunk. He married Martha Ann Payton on May 10, 1997, and she survives.

He was a dragline operator for Reeds Quarry in Bloomington. He was a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church and a former member of the Peerless Pentecostal Church. He was a member of National Laborers Union Local No. 741 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Martha of Bedford; a son, James Elmer Strunk of Patton Hill; three daughters, Kelly Boruff and husband Jeff of Patton Hill, Leana Strunk of Plant City, Fla., Sherri Cross and husband David of Martinsville; a stepson, David Ramsey and wife Debby, of Sullivan; a stepdaughter, Joy Easton and husband Kevin of Oolitic; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Sam Strunk and wife Sue of Bedford; and a sister, Donna Faye Stigall of Patton Hill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Joyce New Strunk; a great-grandson, Cameron Madden Wilson; a brother, Rick Strunk; and a sister, Teresa Webb.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson and Brother Kevin Mayberry officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery 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 Thursday, March 31, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family wishes to thank Southern Care Hospice, Dr. Brian Haag, Robyn Maddox, RN, Chaplain Kelly Carson, home health aide Tanna Covey and social worker Leah Strain.

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

Phillip Kinser

Nov. 1, 1940 — March 25, 2016

Phillip Kinser, 75, of Heltonville, died at 10:50 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 1, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Thurman Marshall and Lucy Thelma (Prince) Kinser. He married Shirley Kern and she preceded him in death in 2008.

He was self-employed (Kinser Custom Printing) in Lawrence County and a member of the Moose Lodge for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Pammy Lynn Kinser; three sons, Phil Kinser Jr., Leon Kinser (Regina) and Chad Kinser; two stepdaughters, Lisa Stevenson and Karen Moore; a stepson, Keith Cobb; a brother, Verden Kinser (Vickie); a sister, Gail Kinser Sink (Don); his significant other, Nancy Duncan; the mother of his children, Shirley Ann Fisher; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Dalis Kinser.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadows Church Cemetery on Meadows Church Road.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sarah Jeanette (Cochran) Stines

Nov. 25, 1934 — March 27, 2016

Sarah Jeanette “Jean” Stines, 81, of Judah, finished her earthly journey at 4:02 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at her residence to be reunited with her beloved husband, Paul Stines, who passed away Nov. 13, 2015.

Sarah was born Nov. 25, 1934, to James T. Cochran and Ruby (Hacker) Cochran who preceded her in death along with her only sibling, her brother, James “Dink” Cochran.

Sarah leaves behind three children, Teresa Tabor (Mike), of Hodgenville, Ky., Marilyn Phillips (Rev. Alan) of Springville and Randall Stines of Judah; four grandchildren, Andrew Phillips (Jennifer) of Springville, Rebekah Brain (Dustin) of Springville, Christy Tabor of Hodgenville, Ky. and Cassandra Raby (Eric) of Fort Scott, Ill.; and eight great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Riggs, Eli Phillips, Josiah Phillips, Kayla Highbaugh, Adalee Phillips, Sophia Raby, Alan Brain and Katie Brain. She is also survived by a nephew, Johnny Cochran (Shirley) and a niece, Melinda Evans and their families; four brothers-in-law, Hershel “Bucky” (Louise) Stines of Bedford, Charles “Art” Stines of Taylorsville, David Stines of Bloomington and Kenneth Hays of Bedford; and three sisters-in-law, Edith (Wayne) Tolliver of Bedford, and Wanda Stines and Ellen Taylor (Jimmy) of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Glenn, Ralph and Russell Stines; five sisters-in-law, Rita Cochran, Eva Darlene Hays, June Stines, Alice Stines and Clara Stines (in infancy); and a niece, Brenda Elliot.

She was an accomplished seamstress, gardener, and was well read on finance, world history and current events.

She retired from RCA and was a licensed cosmetologist. And although her brilliant mind was ravaged by Alzheimers cruel confusion, fears and sadness and while Alzheimers stole away most all of her abilities and talents, it was unable to remove from her her trust in and love for God. When she could no longer call her children’s names she could still pray and continued to attend her church as her health permitted.

The loves of her life were God, her husband of 64 years, her children and family and she was fiercely protective of these loves.

We sadly miss her but now her confusion and pain are gone. Once again her mind is clear and at long last the hard working hands can take their rest in the presence of her Savior and the beloved ones she longed so to see. We’ll meet you in the morning, Momma.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Alan Phillips, the Rev. Max Abel and the Rev. Bert Arnett officiating. Graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, April 4, in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, White River Humane Society or the Peerless Church.

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

Robert L. Davis

Sept. 14, 1940 — March 28, 2016

Robert L. Davis Jr., age 75, of Bedford passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016, at 7:47 p.m. at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1940, in Lawrence County to Robert L. Davis Sr. and Stella (Meadows) Davis. Robert married Sandra L. McCain in 1992 and she survives.

Robert was a photographer at NWSC Crane, he was of protestant faith and was an U.S. Air Force Veteran, and he was a 40-year member of the Moose Lodge International.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra L. Davis; grandchildren, Mandy Blunk, Brandi Behymer, Jason Hatcher and Amber Penrose; 8 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary (Brenda) Davis, Steve (Sue) Davis, and Tom (Diane) Davis; one sister, Linda (Stan) Godby; five stepchildren, Danny Joe (Teresa) Hignite, Denny (Jacklyn) Hignite, Darren Hignite, David (Angie) Hignite, and Dee Dee (Eric) Baker; and several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Davis; and two daughters, Tessa Behymer and Tammy Hatcher.

Cremation was chosen with no services.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

D’Andra Jo ‘DeDe’ (Hunter) Stone

March 20, 1959 — March 27, 2016

D’Andra Jo “DeDe” Stone, 57, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 20, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Myrlen W. and Sherlia A. (Mundy) Hunter.

DeDe was employed at the French Lick Resort and had previously worked 21 years at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Bedford. She was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and a 1977 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her children, Matthew Stone of Indianapolis and Courtney Stone of Bloomington; mother, Sherlia Hunter of Mitchell; and sisters, Denise Doyle of Mitchell and Beverly Hunter of San Diego, California.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darren Chastain and Brother Phil McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Keith Mundy, Barry Mundy, Brent Mundy, Kyle Mundy, Kevin Hawkins and Bob Schulz.

Memorial Gifts: Phi Beta Psi Cancer Fund.

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

Michael Ray Wheeler

Michael Ray Wheeler, 62, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 26. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Dive Cemetery. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 29, 2016 Robert Edward ‘Bob’ Dailey

March 28, 1942 — March 26, 2016

Robert Edward “Bob” Dailey, 73, of Bedford, passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born March 28, 1942, in Pennsboro, W.V., he was the son of Edward G. and Opal P. (Leasburg) Dailey. He married Karen L Porter on Nov. 4, 1978, and she survives.

He retired as an engineer for General Motors in 2007 after 43 years of service. Bob enjoyed being involved with Shawswick Middle School football where he had coached for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 33. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and doing activities with them.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Bedford; two daughters, Brooks K. Rush and husband John of South Carolina and Becky A. Johnson and husband Chris of Bedford; three grandchildren, Finley, Fallyn and Foster Johnson; one aunt; and two cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert Michael Dailey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Minister John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Angela K. (Parks) Henry

Dec. 21, 1936 — March 27, 2016

Angela Henry, age 79, of Bedford passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 3:55 a.m. at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born in Plattsburg, New York on Dec. 21, 1936, to Clifford and Thelma (Kern) Parks. She attended Bedford and St. Vincent de Paul Schools. She was retired from Parks Foods in Bedford. Angela was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Bedford American Legion Post No. 33.

“Mother loved her family, her grandchildren; watching her hummingbirds and playing bingo at the legion on Thursday.”

Survivors include her children, Tina and Randy Reynolds of Mitchell, Julie and Tim Magill of Bedford, and Tracey and JD Hearth of Bedford; grandchildren, Christy (Antonio) Adviento, Patrick (Sheila) Ritchison, Ryan Kirkman, Sarah Parks, Kaelyn Baldwin, Andrew George and partner Ashley Polk, and Whitney (Jarrod) Melton; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Entombment to follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Peggy Sue (Nance) Oldham

Sept. 27, 1932 — March 27, 2016

Peggy Sue Oldham, 83, of Bedford, passed away surrounded by her family at 4:27 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born Sept. 27, 1932, in Slaughters, Ky., she was the daughter of Herbert and Mabel (King) Nance. She married Maurice E. Oldham on March 3, 1951, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Maurice of Bedford; a daughter, Lesa Miller and husband Tim of Bedford; two sons, Brent Oldham and wife Kristine of Simpsonville, S.C., and Steve A. Oldham and wife Debbie of Pendleton; seven grandchildren, Kyle Oldham, Eric Oldham, Doug Oldham and wife Laura, Patrick Oldham and wife Kristina, Ashley Pritchard and husband Neil, Lauren Wolfe and husband Mike and Austin Humphrey; four great-grandchildren, Violet Oldham, Harper Oldham, Mia Wolfe and Kaden Humphrey; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Billy Joe Nance and wife Betty.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Wednesday, March 30, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association or Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

Mary Bartlett

Dec. 20, 1928 — March 27, 2016

Mary Bartlett, 87, of Bedford, died at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at her residence.

Born Dec. 20, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Elmer and Maude (Giles) Johnson. She married Forrest Ed Bartlett and he preceded her in death.

She retired from the Indiana Employment Security Division after 50 years of service.

Survivors include a son, Phil Bartlett and companion, Linda Breedlove of Bedford; a brother, Dale Johnson of Bedford; two nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ed Bartlett and a brother, Charles Johnson.

A private graveside service is planned at Green Hill Cemetery with John Lee officiating. No visitation hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Elmer ‘Coon’ Strunk

Elmer “Coon” Strunk, 79, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 26. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Phillip Kinser

Phillip Kinser, 75, of Heltonville, died Friday, March 25. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

D’Andra ‘DeDe’Stone

D’Andra Jo “DeDe” (Hunter) Stone, 57, of Mitchell, died Sunday, March 27. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 28, 2016 Neellenia C. (Jordan) Hattabaugh Reynolds

June 25, 1930 — March 26, 2016

Neellenia C. Jordan Hattabaugh Reynolds, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Lutheran Community Home, Seymour. She had been seriously ill for 2 ½ weeks.

She was a member of Guide Point Church in Bedford. She had worked at Canfield’s and was a Homemaker. She loved flowers, shopping, cooking and was a collector of many things, especially dishes.

She was born June 25, 1930, in Anderson, to the late Bruce and Alma Mattox Jordan. She lived most of her life in Jackson and Lawrence Counties. She married Bob Reynolds on March 28, 1981, in Indianapolis and he died Dec. 24, 2015.

She is survived by her children, Billy Dale (Cora) Hattabaugh of Medora, Donna Rae Hattabaugh of Seymour, Marcia Carol Anderson of Ogilville, Betty Marlene (Tom) Harding of Lake St. Louis, Mo., and Paula Jo (Tom) Hattabaugh Harmon of Seymour; four stepchildren, Danny, Max, and Lanny Reynolds, and Diane Linne; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joetta Fox of Boston, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Leo Jordan; sister, Betty Perry, two sons, Harold Edward and Terry Lee Hattabaugh.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the Guide Point Church, 527 E. 15th St. Bedford, IN 47421 with Chris Perry officiating.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia and from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the church. Burial will take place at White River Valley Cemetery, Medora.

Memorial contributions can be made to Guide Point Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.Johnsonfh.net.

Ethel Grace Evans

May 13, 1926 — March 27, 2016

Ethel Grace Evans, 89, of Orleans, passed away this Easter Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Ethel was born May 13, 1926, at the family home in Haleysburg, Washington County, Indiana, near Salem. She was the daughter of Roy Moss and Martha Ellen Temple Evans. Ethel was raised on the Evans family farm by Twin Creek near Campbellsburg. The family also farmed in Orange County near Orleans.

In her youth, Ethel was baptized as a member of the Enon Baptist Church in Rush Creek Valley, near Salem. She attended Walnut Ridge School from first through eighth grade. She graduated from Salem High School in 1944, Purdue University in 1948 and attended graduate school in Ames, Iowa. She lived out her professional career at Ball State University and became director of food services, retiring in 1995.

Ethel dedicated her life to being a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin. She will be remembered as the family genealogist — traveling to out of state cemeteries and county offices of vital statistics, and recording correspondence with long-lost family members.

Ethel was the first of nine children. Preceding her in death were her parents, Roy Moss and Martha Ellen (Temple) Evans; four brothers, Harley “Haskel” in 1940, Dan Leland in 1985 (Shirley Wilcox), Gerald Lester Evans in 2001 (Rosalind Compton who died in 2014), and Cletis Ray in 2011 (Rebecca Parish); two sisters: Edna Juanita in 2010 (John Bagley who died in 2012) and Carol Faye in 2012 (Thomas Erwin).

She is survived by one sister, Gladys Evelyn (John Ponzini) of Springville; one brother, Larry Alois (Linda Cox) of Paoli; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Wilcox (Charles “Bud” Kielhorn) of Orleans, and Rebecca Parish Evans (Cletis who died in 2011) of Leipsic; one brother-in-law, Thomas Erwin (Carol who died 2012) of Muncie; and generations of nephews, nieces and cousins.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Charles “Bud” Kielhorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Evans’ family section of the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:30 until 8 p.m.

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

Olive Hammond

Aug. 24, 1926 — March 24, 2016

Olive Hammond, 89, of Orleans, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Paoli, the daughter of Egbert and Lettie (Atkinson) Jackson.

She married Walter “Ike” Hammond on Aug. 2, 1946, and he preceded her in death Jan. 27, 2013.

She began her working career at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. She was Probation Officer of Orange County for 15 years, retiring from there; Vice Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, a member of her beloved Tri Kappa Sorority, member of the Orleans United Methodist Church where she was the church treasurer and Sunday school teacher and a senior girl scout leader.

She attended President Reagan’s first inauguration. She was presented the Sagamore of Wabash Award twice. She enjoyed many things, but most of all, spending time with her husband Ike, the love of her life.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Joe) Cornwell of Charlotte, N.C., Dinah (George) Goodin of Bedford, and Vanetta (Tony) Stalker of Orleans. There are five grandchildren, Lisa Giebelhaus, Zach Cornwell, James Trinkle, Olivia (Tommy) Zajac and T.J. (Hayley) Stalker, also two great-grandsons, Vincent and Henry Zajac; and special friend, Penny Breeden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Martha Moore; and brother, Kenneth W. Jackson.

The funeral will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Orleans United Methodist Church with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Tuesday March 29, from 4-7 p.m. A Tri Kappa Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the Orleans United Methodist Church.

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

Elmer ‘Coon’ Strunk

Elmer “Coon” Strunk, 79, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Robert E. Dailey

Robert E. Dailey, 73, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mary Bartlett

Mary Bartlett, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler, 62, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Sarah Jean Stines

Sarah Jean Stines, 81, of Springville, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Phillip Kinser

Phillip Kinser, 75, of Heltonville, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

D’Andra Jo Stone

D’Andra Jo (Hunter) Stone, 57, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 27, 2016

Robert G. Williams

Robert G. “Bob” Williams, 78, of Bedford, died March 17. A Celebration of Life will be held 10 a.m. April 9 at Blackwell Pentecostal Church, State Road 446 and Hardin Ridge Road in Bloomington. Southern Indiana Cremation Society LLC is in charge of arrangements. March 25, 2016 Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Wilson

June 26, 1960 — March 23, 2016

 Charles “Chuck” Wilson, 55, of Bloomington passed away on March 23, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Chuck was a United States Air Force veteran and a 30-year veteran of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, where he retired as a First Lieutenant. He was a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield and of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Chuck was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed all things Harley-Davidson. He was a member of the Bedford Boat Club, Amvets Post 2000, American Legion Post 18, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge and Indiana Liberty Riders.

Chuck is survived by his three children, Chuck Jr. (Kirstie) Wilson, John (Jessi) Wilson and Shaylee (Steven) Albritton; five grandchildren, Zoe, Jossi, Bryton, Emma and Aiden; his mother, Betty Christie; and his sister-in-law and caregiver, Rhonda Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Wilson and his brother, Rick Wilson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Betsy Carol Robertson

Betsy Carol (Robertson) Robertson, 52, of Bedford, died Wednesday March 23. No visitation is scheduled. Private services are planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 24, 2016

Bentley Creel

Bentley Creel, infant, of Bedford, died Monday, March 21. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Patton Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 22, 2016 Katie Lou Medlock

Katie Lou Medlock, 75, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 20. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hop Cemetery in Campbellsburg. Arrangements by Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. March 21, 2016 Floyd W. Brick

March 27, 1932 — March 19, 2016

Rev. Floyd W. Brick, 83, Bedford, died at 12:07 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016, at IU Health in Bedford.

Born March 27, 1932, in Sheboygan, Wis., he was the son of Peter and Aurelia Brick. He married Joan C. Mattek on Aug. 5, 1955, in Sheboygan.

He graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College, (now Taylor University) with a degree in Bible and Speech. His three years of graduate studies were completed at Anderson Theological Seminary, Anderson, with a Master of Divinity Degree.

He pastored four churches in 37 years of ministry, two in Wisconsin and two in Indiana. He retired in 1997 after pastoring the First Church of God in Bedford for 17 years.

A Veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Army and was a member of the U.S. Army Band.

Survivors include his wife of 60 and a half years, Joan; two sons, Larry (Phyllis) of Waterford, Wis., and Gary (Danita) of Jasper; six grandchildren, Maegan (Nate) Benzschawel of Milwaukee, Wis., Jerrod Brick, Deidra Brick and Marla Brick, all of Waterford Wis., Andy (Megan) Brick of Denver, Colo., and Caitlyn (Tyler) Browning, of Nashville, Tenn.; one great-grandchild, Jude Brick, of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Leroy Brick of Seattle, Wash., and James Brick of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at Hillcrest Christian Church with the Rev. Charlie Scott and the Rev. Lee Brown officiating.

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

Ronald Wayne Acuff

Sept. 6, 1935 — March 15, 2016

Ronald Wayne Acuff, 80, of Bedford, died at 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 6, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Acuff and Dessie (Noe) DeHof. He married Margaret Conover on Feb. 1, 1957, and she survives.

He was the Assistant Recreation Director for 19 years in Evendale, Ohio. He later worked at TPC Golf Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Bedford; five children, Curtis Acuff and wife Mary of French Lick, Teresa Pineda and husband Miguel of Surprise, Ariz., Debora Freese and husband Gary and Rhonda Andersen and husband Rick, all of Cave Creek, Ariz., Seth Acuff of Surprise, Ariz.; grandchildren, Celeste Dahmer and husband Adam of Jasper, Adamas, Ammon and Aerienne Acuff, all of French Lick, Tanner Branham and wife Tiffany, of Mount Sterling, Ky., Trey Branham, Tessa and Tyler Pineda, all of Surprise, Ariz., Haley Burns of Utah, Max Burns of Cave Creek, Ariz., Alex Freese of Denver, Colo., Conner Freese of Cave Creek, Ariz., Paul Andersen and R.J. Andersen, of Utah, and Taylor and Nicole Andersen of Cave Creek, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Uriah Acuff, Everly Dahmer, Karsyn Branham, Savannah Thomas and Dominic Freese; and three brothers, Donald Acuff (his twin) and wife Cody, Doyle Acuff and wife Sue, and Larry Acuff and wife Bobbie, all of Blanchester, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Nathaniel Acuff.

Memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at Grace Methodist Church in Blanchester, Ohio with Pastor Chuck Shonkwiler officiating. Another memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Shoals Methodist Church in Shoals, with Pastor Joe Seger officiating.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or the Diabetes Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Helen L. (Mahan) Beatty

March 31, 1926 — March 18, 2016

Helen L. (Mahan) Beatty, 89 years young, of French Lick, entered into eternal rest on March 18, 2016, at I.U. Health Paoli in Paoli, Indiana.

She was born in West Baden Springs, on March 31, 1926, to Lacy C. Mahan and Esther M. (Pinnick) Mahan. Helen married her love of over 50 years, Robert W. Beatty on Nov. 15, 1947, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2001.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Geneva Mahan; one brother, Wallace Mahan; and twin great-granddaughters, Lilah Grace and Libby Joy Beatty.

Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs; graduated from the West Baden High School with the Class of 1945 and was a member of the PSI IOTA XI sorority.

Helen was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked in retail sales at Allbright’s Grocery, The Little Dress Shop, Beatty’s Village Post and The Gift Box.

Helen is survived by four sons, Michael Beatty of French Lick, Larry (Diana) Beatty of Haubstadt, Daniel (Debbe) Beatty of French Lick, and David Beatty (Suzie Beaty) of Paoli; two sisters, Betty Morris of South Bend and Billie Mahan of Bedford; four grandchildren, Chad (Jenny) Beatty of Poulsbo, Wash., Stacey Beatty (Brad Bloemke) of Chandler, Ari., Aaron (Jessica) Beatty of Newburg and Alan (Michelle) Beatty of Evansville; four great-grandchildren, M.J., Gretchen, Kaleb and Cooper Beatty.

Funeral ceremony will be conducted at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, by Jim Tritle. Burial will follow at the Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli.

Friends may call on Monday, March 21, at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel from 4-7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick.

Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. March 20, 2016 Orval Black

April 1, 1925 — March 13, 2016

Orval “Blackie” Black, age 90, of Vancleave, Mississippi, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016, at his son’s residence.

Blackie was born April 1, 1925, in Claremore, Oklahoma, to James V. Black and Gertie Manzer Black. He was a 1943 graduate of Bloomington High School. Immediately after graduation he went on to serve in the United Sates Army during World War II as a front line medic in the Normandy Campaign, and he was a Purple Heart recipient. After serving, he came back to Bloomington and worked initially with the Indiana University Campus Police department before moving to RCA, where he worked 34 years before retiring in 1985 at the age of 60. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, travelled extensively and thoroughly enjoyed playing euchre.

Blackie is survived by his children, Darlene Black Burton of Bloomington, Rick Black and wife Sandra of Vancleave, MS, Jennifer L. Black of Biloxi, MS, and Rhea Dawn Black Bowery of Kennewick, WA; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Clarval Black, and wife, Mary, of Franklin, IN, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia, grandson Scott Burton, brother Lawrence Black, sister Bernice Black Blackwell, brother Oval Black and son in law Eric Burton, Jr.

Funeral services for Blackie will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 South Old State Road 37 in Bloomington, with Brother Mike Davis presiding. He will be laid to rest next to Virginia at the Clear Creek Cemetery after the service. Visitation will be held Monday March 21, 2016, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., also at Allen Funeral Home. Memories and tributes to Blackie may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

Regenia F. Martin

Aug. 1, 1925 — March 18, 2016

Regenia F. Martin, 90, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday March 18, 2016, at the IU Health Hospice House, surrounded by her family.

Regenia was born August 1, 1925, in Monroe County and was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Laura Ethel (Weimer) Wampler. She worked for many years as an Assembler at RCA and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was married to Charles E. Martin for 53 years, and he preceded her in death on January 29, 2013.

Also preceding Regenia were her parents; granddaughter, Monaca Snyder; great-granddaughter, Shawndel Pate; and sister, Phyllis Isbell.

Regenia is survived by her 5 children, Harry Edwin Rushton Jr. of Solsberry, Larry Keith Rushton (Della) of Bloomington, Rona Rushton (Bob Reed) of Bloomington, Jerry Don Rushton (Lynn) of Springville and Michael David Martin (Susie) of Bloomington. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, Shannon Smith, Justin Barger (Mandi), Maisee Snyder, Paula Renee Hogatt (Rob), Rodney Baugh (Brandy), Jerad Hamm (LeAnna), Jennifer D. Rushton, and Joshua Martin (Anna), along with 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Regenia will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Glen Stidd officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to the IU Health Hospice House. Memories of Regenia and condolences to the family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Pastor Floyd W. Brick

Pastor Floyd W. Brick, 83, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 19, 2016 Gerald Wayne Bough

Gerald Wayne Bough, 71, of Shoals, died Thursday, March 17. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Gary Dale Leveque

Memorial services for Gary Dale Leveque, 64, of Odessa, Mo., formerly of Springville, who died Feb. 8, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church in Owensburg. March 18, 2016 Gary Lee Collier

July 29, 1960 — March 12, 2016

Gary Lee Collier, 55, of Bedford, died at 9:27 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Washington.

Born July 29, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of William Collier and Phyllis (Horner) Collier.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1978 and had worked as a truck driver. He had attended Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene, Bedford.

Surviving are his mother, Phyllis Collier Goen, Bedford; his stepfather, Earl Goen, Bedford; one daughter, Rebekah Collier, Bedford; one son, William Collier, Bedford; one brother, Thomas Wayne (Lori) Collier, Bedford; one stepbrother, Bruce (Phyllis) Goen, Holland, Mich.; two stepsisters, Patricia (Richard) Jakubczak, Holland, Mich. and Rebecca (Brett) Lubbers, Holland, Mich.; and two nephews John Thomas Collier and Travis Wayne Collier, both of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery, Buddha.

Friends may call on Monday from 9 a.m. until the service hour, at the funeral home.

Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

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

Anita Darlene Collins

Sept. 20, 1959 — March 16, 2016

Anita Darlene Collins, 56, of Mitchell, passed away at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Sept. 20, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William S. and Billie L. (Hammack) Collins.

She was of the protestant faith.

Surviving are her father, William S. Collins; mother, LeeEtta Collins; three aunts, Carolyn (Charlie) Beasley, Nancy Davis, and Shirley Tolliver; one uncle, Dean (Joyce) Collins; friend, Gilbert Jameson; two children, Shannon (Dallas) Roll and Dustin Jameson; several cousins; and siblings, Pamela Melvin, Leroy Wade, and Jerry Wade.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie L. Collins; and sister, Terry Lynn Collins.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday from 8 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society Spay and Neuter Program in memory of Anita and Billie Collins.

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

James D. Tharp

Dec. 24, 1965 — March 15, 2016

James D. Tharp, age 50, of Shoals, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 5:59 p.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1965 in Bedford, to the late Henry and Nannie (Spicer) Tharp. James married Misty M. McLain in Martin County. He attended Shoals High School and was previously employed at Kroger and K-Mart in Bedford, and was an auto mechanic.

James was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by wife, Misty of Shoals; one daughter Cassie (Rusty) Steward of Evansville; three sons, James (Kaylee) Steward of Bedford; Matthew Steward of Evansville; Michael (Chelsea) Kirk of French Lick; eight grandchildren, Cayden, Kaylee, Dalton, Hunter, Ellie, Zeke, Christian and Kyson; seven sisters, Viola Cundiff of Alabama; Jean (Dan) McCarty of Shoals; Peggy (David) Fisher of Linton; Bonnie (Tim) Pottorff of Shoals; Connie (Bill) Pottorff of Shoals; Millie (Marty) Billiot of Arkansas; Clara (Darren) Bumbalough of Columbus; two brothers, Jr. (Debbie) Tharp of Shoals and Ollie Tharp of Linton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents; and brothers Tom and Johnny Tharp.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from 8 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Brian Terry will officiate the service.

Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.

Cheryl (Brown) Garriot-Meadows

Oct. 10, 1943 — March 16, 2016

Cheryl Brown-Garriot-Meadows, 72, of Norman, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family at 10:59 a.m., on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

She was a retired school teacher from North Lawrence Community Schools. She was a member of the Brownstown Nazarene Church, the Goldwing Road Riders Association, ABATE and the Blue Knights.

Born Oct. 10, 1943, in Columbus, she was a daughter of the late Bernie and Anna (Fields) Brown. In June of 1986, she married Brad Meadows and he passed away on Sept. 28, 2007.

Survivors include one daughter, Angie Garriot Crawford; one brother, Johnny Mac (Trudy) Brown; two sisters, Nancy (Larry) Mosier and Jane Anne (Mark) Meadows; two grandchildren, Melinda (Jeff) Johnson and Andrew (Leslie) Crawford; and three great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Olivia and Griffin.

In addition to her parents and husband; one sister Bobbi Bergdoll, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 20, from 3-8 p.m. and Monday, March 21, from noon until the service at the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown.

Funeral service will be at 1 pm. at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Lichtley officiating. Burial will follow at the Guthrie Creek Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. March 17, 2016 Dusti Dawn Neff

Aug. 15, 1981 — March 12, 2016

Dusti Dawn Neff, 34, was born Aug. 15, 1981, and died March 12, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dusti battled cancer for over two years. She was brave, courageous and a selfless person but, the long illness took its toll. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Neff; her mother, Vicki Combs and husband Jay; father Jerry Kessner; two brothers, Mark Allen Kessner and companion Amber Hackney and Ryan Howell; three children, Destiny, Brianna and Hunter; maternal grandmother, Edith Sinders; two aunts; three uncles; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Larry Lintz and one cousin, Jessi Saunders.

She was loved by many and will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with a service at 7 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to help offset funeral expenses and help with the children may be made at Crane Federal Credit Union in c/o Charles Neff.

Clyde Leland Shirley

Dec. 18, 1945 — March 15, 2016

Clyde Leland Shirley, 70, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at his residence.

Born Dec. 18, 1945, in Leipsic, he was the son of Charles Leland and Virginia Mae (Hall) Shirley. He married Kathy Roach Sept. 4, 1999.

Clyde retired from RCA with 33 years of service. He was a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 654, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1085, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Shirley of Bedford; children, Brent (Christy) Shirley of Bedford, Darrin (Crystal) Shirley of Bedford, and Robyn (Michael Mayhair) Shirley of Bedford; stepchildren, Susan (Derek) Melvin of Bedford, Misty Wiley of Bedford, Danny (Amy) Garland of Fayetteville, and Jerry Garland of Bedford; 26 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two on the way; siblings, Don (Barbara) Shirley of Bedford, Doris Duncan of Bedford, Ruby (Ben) Tuell of Bedford, Betty (Jerry Hignite) Goen of Bedford, and Judy (Norman) Gerkin of Montgomery; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Georgia Duncan, Linda Crawford, Carolyn Wessell, Harold, Eugene, Bill, and Jim Shirley.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carlton Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Johnson officiating. A memorial service will be conducted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 654.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Rita Kay (Jones) Randolph

Rita Kay (Jones) Randolph, 59, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, March 15. No visitation. Graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday at Springville Christian Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 16, 2016 Martha L. (Grafton) Crouch

March 20, 1919 — March 13, 2016

Martha L. Crouch, 96, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at her residence.

Born March 20, 1919, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William Robert and Leona Myrtle (Stephenson) Grafton and Granddaughter of Eli B. and Martha Stephenson. She married William Loren Crouch on Oct. 10, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1984.

She was a homemaker and a former member of the Leatherwood Christian Church and a current member of First Christian Church. She was a volunteer Pink Lady at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, member of Red Hats, Honorary member of Stone City Square Dance Club, former member of Lambda Chi Omega Sorority, Bedford Hiking Club and a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1937.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Jane Roach and Wanda Jones and husband Merian, all of Bedford; three grandsons, Kevin Jones and wife Leona, Randy Roach and wife Melinda, and James William Roach and wife Shannon; a granddaughter, Karen Jones Billberry and husband Vincent; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Roger and John Grafton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with James Buher and the Rev. Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent Dunn Pink Ladies Auxiliary.

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

Robert Scott Sanders

Robert Scott Sanders, 49, of Williams, died Sunday, March 13. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Mary Kay Lake

Mary Kay Lake, 91, of Plattsmouth, Neb., died Saturday, March 12. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service is at 1 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Leland Clyde Shirley

Leland Clyde Shirley, 70, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Rita K. Randolph

Rita K. Randolph, 59, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Ronald Acuff

Ronald Acuff, 80, of Shoals, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 15, 2016 Lucy Marie (Raimondi) Kern

Nov. 3, 1925 — March 13, 2016

Lucy Marie Kern, 90, of Bedford, died at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Geneva, N.Y., she was the daughter of Adolph and Esther (Visco) Raimondi. She married Dean Ivan Kern Sr. and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2014.

She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion Auxiliary where she had served as past president and chaplain.

Survivors include three sons, Dean I. Kern Jr. and wife Mary Dee, David L. Kern and companion Fannie Lee, and Dennis R. Kern and wife Lori, a daughter, Deborah A. Lane, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Ryan D. Lane, Alec M. and Emily M. Kern; a sister, Ann Forno of Auburn, N.Y.; a brother, Joseph Raimondi of New York; two nieces, Judy Forno of Auburn, N.Y., and Joyce A. Ballard of Owensboro, Ky.; and a nephew, the Rev. Ray Adam Forno of Pompano Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Frank Raimondi.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave Reising and the Rev. R. Adam Forno officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, March 17 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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

Charles M. Wellman

March 12, 1929 — March 13, 2016

Charles M. Wellman, 87, of Bedford, died at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born to Worth and Lenore E. (White) Wellman on March 12, 1929, in Bloomington, he married Virginia Newton and she preceded him in death. He then married Carolyn Axsom in 1995 and she survives.

He graduated from Bloomington High School and retired from CSX railroad in 1989. He joined the Lions Club in 1975 and was Chairman of the fogging program for 35 years, handicap ramps for 19 years the pancake festival for several years. He also worked vision screening and Bedford parade line-up.

He was a longtime member of Englewood Baptist Church. He loved golf and woodworking, especially making wooden bowls and he belonged to South Eastern Wood Turners of Indiana.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; one son, Dane Wellman of Nashville, Tenn.; one stepson, Mike Axsom (Karen) of Bedford; one stepgrandson, Dustin Shoults (Regan) of Oklahoma; grandchildren Autumn Salagen (Julian) of Camby, Kayla Henderson, Patti Wellman, and Adam Wellman, all of Bedford, Grant and Clark Wellman of Tennessee; five great-grandchildren, numerous stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; one brother, Sam Wellman (Janice) of Bloomington; a daughter-in-law, Glenda Nickless of Bedford; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Bob and Katie Lantz, Fred and Latonia Baker, Bill and Janice Baker, Jim Baker, Judy Mason, and Teresa Wellman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Brian and Stephen Wellman; stepson, Donald Axsom; stepdaughter, Susie Axsom and one brother, Jim Wellman.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16 in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. A committal service will be at noon on Wednesday at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Charles Robert Luttrell

June 18, 1929 — March 12, 2016

Charles Robert Luttrell, 86, of Indianapolis, died at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Manor Care South in Indianapolis.

Born June 18, 1929, in Somerset, Ky., to Louie Luttrell and Alma (Rogers) Kern. He was first married to Dorothy Jane Coulter. He then married Dorothy Smith.

He first owned Luttrell’s Coal Company in Bedford and was the first company to accept credit and later owned Water Well Drilling Service in Indianapolis.

He was in the United States Air Force and the Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include two daughters, Charletta J. Luttrell of Wisconsin and Dee Hughes of Indianapolis; one son, Jason Hughes of Owensburg; grandchildren, Tonya Evans, Jody Bowen, Dakota Hughes, Cason, Hughes and Camden Hughes; great-grandchildren, Waylon Davis, Brandy Bowen, Qwinton Trejoe; great-great-grandchildren, Jaden Riley Davis and Amia Collins; stepchildren, Chuck Williams, Linda Williams-Ray, Brenda Meredith and Debbie Desinmore and their children; half brothers, Lanny Luttrell, Danny Luttrell and Billy Luttrell; and a half sister, Robin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sarge Luttrell, Morris Luttrell, Wayne Luttrell, Michael Luttrell Cotton Luttrell and Dewey Luttrell; and one sister Rudene Patton.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Patton Hill Cemetery with Chuck Williams officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.

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

Martha L. Crouch

Martha L. (Grafton) Crouch, 96, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 13. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 14, 2016

Phyllis N. (Tenison) Combs

Jan. 1937— March 13, 2016

Phyllis N. (Tenison) Combs, 79, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in January 1937, as the daughter of R. Dale and Aline (Reynolds) Tenison.

Phyllis graduated from Poseyville High School in 1955. She attended Indiana State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Phyllis went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University.

Phyllis taught music to children of all ages at Parkview Elementary in Bedford. She was a former member of Bedford First Baptist Church, and recently became a member of Sherwood Oaks Christin Church in Bloomington. Phyllis was passionate about her music, playing the piano along with the flute.

She is survived by her husband, George Combs; children, Karen (Rick) Sitton, Carla (Tom) Morgan, and Philip (Michelle) Combs; grandchildren, Mindy Morgan, Cara Rogers, Chris Sitton, Stephanie Sitton, and Shawn Sitton, three great-grandchildren, along with one brother, Alan Tenison.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service.

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

Paul D. Caraway

June 17, 1940 — March 12, 2016

Paul D. Caraway, 75, of North Vernon, passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at his residence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Jerry Byrd will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m., which will be led by members of Knights of Columbus.

Born June 17, 1940, in Bedford, Paul was the son of the late Othel and Phyllis (Brown) Caraway. He graduated from Williams High School, and later married Bonnetta Terry. She survives.

Paul served in the United States Army, and retired from the restaurant business, where he worked as a supervisor. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnetta; son, Christophor Caraway of Hiram, Ga.; two daughters, Dianna Miller and Jennifer White, both of North Vernon; six brothers, Thomas, Charles and Daniel Caraway, all of Bedford, Gregory Caraway of Bloomington, Stephen Caraway of Needmore and Vincent Caraway of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Mary Swazey of Canby, Ore; six grandchildren, Amanda Acton, Justin and Michael Miller, Santana and Cheyenne Ross, and Taylor Caraway; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Raymond, Robert, James, and George Caraway; and two sisters, Cecilia Caraway and Anna Fisher.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Mary’s Church.

Friends are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Paul’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.

Charles M. Wellman

Charles M. Wellman, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Martha Crouch

Martha Crouch, 96, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mary K. Lake

Mary K. Lake, 91, of Pappillion, Neb., died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 11, 2016 Mary Magdalene (Brafford) Oliver

July 16, 1925 — March 9, 2016

Mary Magdalene (Brafford) Oliver, 90, of Oolitic, died at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born July 16, 1925, she was the daughter of William and Etta (Blake) Brafford. She married Olin V. Oliver on July 22, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2007.

She was a graduate of the Oolitic High School and was a beautician. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed collecting dolls.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Oliver and wife Kathy of Mount Dora, Fla., and Dennis Oliver and wife Beverly of Bedford; three grandsons, Scott Oliver and wife Carol of Corydon, Todd Oliver and wife Kelly of Panama City, Fla., and Thomas Lane and wife April of Bedford; one granddaughter, Andrea Rigsby and husband Brandon of Channahon, Ill., eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Abby, Zane and Tyler Oliver, Cameron and Clairann Lane and Brynna and Ryker Rigsby; one stepgreat-grandson, Alex Reed; a brother, Ward Brafford and wife Freida of Bloomington; a sister, Donna Terry of Robinson, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Brian Lane; and a brother, Delmar Brafford.

Funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday, March 12 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Dorothy Evelyn (Purlee) Matthew

July 15, 1934 — March 9, 2016

Dorothy Evelyn Matthew, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 15, 1934, in Salem, she was the daughter of Oren Roscoe and Helen Margarette (Jones) Purlee. She married Windell Matthew in 1967 and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Dorothy enjoyed working in her flower beds. She also enjoyed shopping with her sister, Bonnie, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Hawkins of Saltillo; sons, Charles E. (Carolyn S.) Holler of Bloomington and David Scott (Renee) Matthew of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Julie Ridener of Bedford, John (Jamie) Holler of Bloomington, Michael Holler of Bloomington, Lisa (Andy) Empson of Bloomington, James and Cortlen Holler of Bloomington, Darrian (Ashley) Matthew of Plano, Texas, and Hannah and Sophia Matthew of Georgetown, Texas; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Taylor) and Logan (Taylor) Farler of Bedford, Travis Duncan Jr. of Mitchell, Vance Empson of Bloomington, and Milo and Lola Matthew of Plano, Texas; great-great-grandchildren, Abby Duncan of Mitchell and Raylan Farler of Bedford; sisters, Beulah (Frank) Owens of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Bonnie (Larney) Gould of Saltillo.

Her parents; husband; son, Raymond Holler; grandsons, Travis Duncan and infant Harvey Duncan; infant great-granddaughter, Doty Jo Holler; brothers, Eugene, Donald, Robert, and Grant Purlee; and sisters, Vivian Burge, Norma Hurley and Carol Purlee preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Saltillo Cemetery.

There is no scheduled visitation.

Memorial Gifts: Saltillo Cemetery.

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

Michael Varonne Pottorff

Michael Varonne Pottorff, 59, of Bedford, died Wednesday, March 9. Visitation is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral is at 5 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 10, 2016 Shay Sherrill

Dec. 19, 1973 — March 7, 2016

Shay Sherrill, 42, of Bloomington, went to his final home Monday, March 7, 2016.

Born Dec. 19, 1973, in Bedford, he was the son of John (Rick) Sherrill and and stepson of Jim Ratkovich and his mother, Renae Ratkovich.

He was a die cast technician for General Motors and a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440. He loved playing golf and boating.

Survivors include two sons, Dylan Sherrill of Plano, Texas and Brooks Sherrill of Bedford; his fiancé, Angie Jones of Bloomington; his mother, Renae Ratkovich and husband Jim, of Bedford; two brothers, Tristan Sherrill and wife Michelle, of Plano, Texas and Shannon Sherrill and wife Laura, of Staunton, Va.; a sister, Lisa Sherrill-Goza of Plano, Texas; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, John (Rick) Sherrill; grandparents, Charles and Dorsie Spaulding and Jiggs and Margie Sherrill.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Stonegate Faith Center with Pastor Jan Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Saturday, March 12 at the Stonegate Faith Center.

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

Phillipp Scott Byers

Jan. 25, 1941 — March 8, 2016

Phillipp Scott Byers, 75, passed away March 8, 2016, at his daughter’s home where he had recently moved.

Phillipp was born in Lawrence County Jan. 25, 1941, to Bennie Byers and Cleo McKee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Charles Byers.

Phillipp graduated from Bedford High School Class of 1959, had attended several years of college. He retired from Lily Corp.

Phillipp loved being outside with his favorite hobby being fishing.

Phillipp is survived by his son, Kevin Byers of Logansport; daughter, Cindy (Eric) Gambill of Bainbridge; son, Keith Byers of Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, Barrett.

Graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Springville Christian Cemetery.

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

Dorothy Evelyn (Purlee) Matthew

July 15, 1934 — March 9, 2016

Dorothy Evelyn Matthew, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 15, 1934, in Salem, she was the daughter of Oren Roscoe and Helen Margarette (Jones) Purlee. She married Windell Matthew in 1967 and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Dorothy enjoyed working in her flower beds. She also enjoyed shopping with her sister, Bonnie, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Hawkins of Saltillo; sons, Charles E. (Carolyn S.) Holler of Bloomington and David Scott (Renee) Matthew of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Julie Ridener of Bedford, John (Jamie) Holler of Bloomington, Lisa (Andy) Empson of Bloomington, James and Cortlen Holler of Bloomington, Darrian (Ashley) Matthew of Plano, Texas, and Hannah and Sophia Matthew of Georgetown, Texas; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Taylor) and Logan (Taylor) Farler of Bedford, Travis Duncan Jr. of Mitchell, Vance Empson of Bloomington, and Milo and Lola Matthew of Plano, Texas; great-great-grandchildren, Abby Duncan of Mitchell and Raylan Farler of Bedford; sisters, Beulah (Frank) Owens of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Bonnie (Larney) Gould of Saltillo.

Her parents; husband; son, Raymond Holler; grandsons, Travis Duncan and infant, Harvey Duncan; great-granddaughter infant, Doty Jo Holler; brothers, Eugene, Donald, Robert, and Grant Purlee; and sisters, Vivian Burge, Norma Hurley and Carol Purlee preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Saltillo Cemetery.

There is no scheduled visitation. Memorial Gifts: Saltillo Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. March 09, 2016 Brenda Gail (Miller) Dowden

March 4, 1954 — March 4, 2016

Brenda Dowden, 62, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on the morning of her 62nd birthday. She was the daughter of William T. and Mary Elsie (Jones) Miller.

Brenda grew up in Avoca and attended Needmore School. She left school early, but returned later to earn her GED from Bedford North Lawrence.

Brenda was a member of the Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy and was proud of her Indian heritage. She was also a member of the Northside Christian Church in Bloomington, where she was baptized into the family of God in 2004.

Brenda enjoyed quilts, knick knacks and antiquing with her sisters. She also loved her little dogs, Maggie and Belle, who don’t quite understand why their mommy’s not here now.

Along with Maggie and Belle, Brenda is survived by her husband of nearly 32 years, Daniel Dowden of Bloomington; daughter, Heather Mitchell-Moran (Rob) of Deming, N.M.; stepdaughter, Amber Dowden Howe of Bedford; sisters, Priscilla Bex (Glen) of Bedford, Janet Lee Miller of Indianapolis and halfsister, Sylvia Brown (Ray) of Louisiana; brothers, Danny Miller (Julie) of Springville and Mark Miller (Susan Kinser) of Bloomington. Also surviving are granddaughter, Rose Ellen Moran of New Mexico; stepgranddaughter, Katie Nicole Voorhies of Bedford; grandson, Nathan Raul Gonzales of Tipton; and stepgrandsons, Carter Thomas Howe and Alexander Todd Voorhies. Brenda was very special to several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her parents and halfbrother, Charles Harper.

There will be a memorial service for Brenda at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Northside Christian Church, 3993 N. Prow Road, at the intersection of Acuff Road and State Road 37 on Bloomington’s north side.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would consider thinking of Brenda as you give a gift to your favorite charity.

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

Charles Ray ‘Red’ Brim

May 17, 1941 — March 7, 2016

Charles Ray “Red” Brim, 74, passed away Monday, March 7, at his residence.

Born May 17, 1941, in Mitchell, he was the son of Orval “Buck” and Mary Ellen (Phillips) Brim.

Charles was a self-employed truck driver.

Survivors include his children, Chuck (Ashley) Brim of Rushsylvania, Ohio, Tracey (Rick) Muncy of Columbus, Ohio, Melanie McConehea of Eaton, and Bill (Natalie) Brim of Mitchell; sisters, Louise Allen of Mitchell, Helen Adams of Terre Haute, and Pauline (Ovie) Graham of Salem; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

His parents; daughter, Kelly Brim; and brother, Jim Brim, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Shay Tarren Sherrill

Shay Tarren Sherrill, 43, of Bloomington, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Dorothy E. Matthew

Dorothy E. Matthew, 81, of Saltillo, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. March 08, 2016 April Dawn (Davis) Watson

May 10, 1966 — March 6, 2016

April Dawn (Davis) Watson, 49, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 6, 2016.

Born May 10, 1966, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Claude E. Davis and Sarah L. (Roach) Surface.

She was employed at Subway in Mitchell.

Survivors include her father, Claude Davis and wife Debbie of Bedford; her mother, Sarah Surface, of Houston, Texas; two sons, Nathan Watson, of Evansville and David Watson III of Bedford; a daughter, Summer Watson of Bedford; their father, David Watson Jr. of Solsberry; two grandchildren, Soyer and Spensor Payton; siblings, Claude Davis Jr. of Oolitic, Moneva “Bonnie” Rainey of Bedford, Tony Russell of Heltonville and Gene Russell of Mitchell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William A. and Moneva (Hillenburg) Davis and Norman and Ida Lou (Campbell) Roach; and her stepfather, Ronald Surface.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday, March 10, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Phillipp Byers

Phillipp Byers, 75, of Springville, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 07, 2016

Kimberly Lynn Korvela

April 17, 1963 — March 4, 2016

Kimberly Lynn Korvela, 52, of Springville, passed away at home in Springville on Friday, March 4, 2016, from heart and lung complications after a three-year illness.

She was born on April 17, 1963, in Bedford, to Kenneth J. Korvela and Mary Lou (Glascow) Korvela.

She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of The Living Word Church on Washington Avenue; she worked as an IN-home healthcare worker.

Survivors include her children, Jeffrey Tyler Baker and Carmen and her two children Josh and Anna and Justin Riley Baker and his wife Cami and their two children, Brayden and Whitney; her parents, Kenneth and Mary Lou Korvela; brothers, Greg Korvela and wife April, Mark Korvela and wife Pam, and Brian Korvela; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Maudie Glascow; paternal grandparents, Edwin and Lorraine Korvela; brother, Kenny Korvela; former husband, Wayne Jeffrey Baker.

Kim enjoyed spending time outdoors; camping, fishing and going to the parks with her family and friends.

Celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday March 8, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Turpin and Ronnie Frost, officiating.

Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Danny ‘Shorty Ray’ Myers

Aug. 1, 1950 — March 2, 2016

Danny “Shorty Ray” Myers, 65, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1950, in Bloomington, he was the son of Harold Myers and Edna (McClary) Smith.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War. Danny was a musician and drywall finisher.

Surviving are one son, Danny Myers Jr., of Springville; wife, Sheila Summitt, of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Ashley Bruhn, Jordan Bruhn, and Savannah Bruhn; one stepson, Jason Crouch; one stepdaughter, Alicia Crouch; five brothers, Robert, Charlie, Terry, Gary, and Larry; and one sister, Vicki Butcher.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until the service hour, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. March 04, 2016 Jerrie Ruth (Crockett) Ramey

Nov. 28, 1924 — March 3, 2016

Surrounded by her family, Jerrie Ruth Ramey, 91, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 28, 1924, in Ashland, Ky., she was the daughter of James Gratt and Bertha Nadine (Cooksey) Crockett. She married Walter W. Ramey April 29, 1983, and he preceded her in death in 1995.

Jerrie lived a long rewarding life in her 91 years making many friends along the way. For the past ten years, she had resided at White River Lodge. She enjoyed spending time with her family there watching UK basketball games and playing bingo. When her life-long friend, Dorothy Daugherty, became a resident of the Lodge, the two were inseparable and she gained two additional daughters in Juanita and Rose. Jerrie took great pleasure in always sharing stories about all her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Bev (Bill) Kimble of Bedford, and Kathy (Jerry) Nelson of Tomah, Wis.; sons, Mike (Rita) Ramey of Bloomington, Mark Ramey of Indianapolis, and David Ramey of Mitchell; “Sweet Sister,” Jean Pruitt of Lexington, Ky.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and two great-great-grandchildren on the way. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; daughters, Sharon (Scott) Guthrie and Nadine Underwood; niece; nephew; and two great-grandchildren, preceded her in death.

We would like to thank all the White River Lodge staff who have taken great care of our mom/Grammie for the past ten years and the Indiana University Health nurses and staff who made her last few days comfortable.

She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Ethel (Gregory) Blake

Ethel (Gregory) Blake, 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday, March 2. No visitation or service is planned. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Jim Paul Carter

Jim Paul Carter, 72, of Bedford, died Friday, Feb. 26. No services. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Danny ‘Shorty Ray’ Myers

Danny “Shorty Ray” Myers, 65, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, March 2. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. March 03, 2016 John Franklin Jewell

Sept. 4, 1934 — Feb. 29, 2016

John Franklin Jewell, 81, of Bedford, died at 9:38 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at his residence.

Born Sept. 4, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of William and Bessie (Fisher) Jewell. He married Myrna Owens on Sept. 19, 1953, and she preceded him in death.

He was a stonecutter at Evans Limestone Company and a member of the Cornerstone Worship Center.

Survivors include children, Patty Davis and husband Skip of Anderson, Barry Jewell of Bedford, Teresa Smith and husband Daniel of Bloomington and Debbie Sanders of Bedford; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Goldie Kathleen Toon; and a niece, Sundrea Ryan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Cornerstone Worship Center in Bedford with Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, March 5, at the Cornerstone Worship Center.

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

Ivan D. Smith

Aug. 31, 1931 — Feb. 29, 2016

Ivan D. Smith, 84, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Garden Villa, Bloomington.

Born Aug. 31, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Carl and Gladys (May) Smith.

He was of the Christian faith. He was a former police officer in Mitchell; worked many years at Carpenter Body Works, Mitchell; and retired from G.E., Bloomington.

Ivan was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War.

Surviving are one son, Anthony W. Smith, Indianapolis; daughters, Sharon Rose Felker of Linton and Jerri Ann Sprinkle and Paoli; 10 grandchildren, Thomas, Michael, and Richard Felker, Crystal Dawn Smith, Amber Smith Loshier, Chelsie and Katrina Cooper, Jennifer, Keegan, and Josh; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rebecca Gail Smith; sister, Marilyn; and brothers, Frank, Fred and Glenn.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery, Bedford. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Jack L. Brunt

April 14, 1940 — March 1, 2016

Jack L. Brunt, 75, of Summitville, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness.

He was born on April 14, 1940, in Muncie to Forrest and Myrtle (Owen) Brunt. He graduated from Shawswick High School in Bedford.

Jack worked for Cullen and Stone Service Station in Summitville for 25 years. He was a well-known self-employed farmer and a 25-year member of the Summitville Volunteer Fire Department.

He enjoyed collecting and pulling antique tractors and was a member of the Frankton Antique Tractor Association. Jack was very devoted to his family and especially enjoyed his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Johnson) Brunt, married Sept. 1, 1962; daughter, Elaine (Mark) McCafferty of Westfield; two sons, Douglas (Mary Jo) Brunt of Summitville and Thomas (Jill) Brunt of Noblesville; grandchildren, Eric McCafferty, Andrew McCafferty, Brandon Brunt, Brogan Brunt, Alex Brunt, Adam Brunt and Steven Elmlinger; brother, Max (Drenda) Brunt of Summitville; sister, Linda Wagoner of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Michael) Welborn of Summitville and Beverly Brunt of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Macy Jo Brunt; brother, Phillip Brunt; and in-laws Bruce and Mary Johnson

Services honoring Jack’s life and legacy will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5 in the Owens-Noffze Funeral Home, 1009 W. Walnut St., Summitville. Father Dan Duff will officiate, Interment will follow in the Vinson Memorial Cemetery in Summitville.

Friends may call at the Owens-Noffze Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. on Friday or after 10 a.m. on Saturday prior to the services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Summitville Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund or the Building Fund of St. Mary’s Church of Alexandria through the funeral home.

Online condolences: owensmemorialservices.com.

Ethel Blake

Ethel Blake, 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 02, 2016 John Franklin Jewell

John Franklin Jewell, 81, of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 29. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday March 4 at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Worship Center. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. March 01, 2016

Charles A. Hall

Nov. 10, 1919 — Feb. 28, 2016

Charles A. Hall, 96, of Bedford, formerly of Bloomington passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Bliss Place in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 10, 1919, to Clyde Hall and Ada (Gaines) Hall; he was raised by his grandparents, Charles and Sallie Gaines, who preceded him in death. Charles married Mary Colleen Covey on July 23, 1949, and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2010.

Charles was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter and Millwright. He retired from General Motors in Bedford. He was a member of the UAW Local No. 440 in Bedford, and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 in Bedford.

Survivors include his caregivers and sister-in-law, Linda L. (Kenny) Gates of Bedford; brother-in-law, Bill (Colleen) Covey of Ocala, Fla., half-brother, Bill Dean Hall of Lawrence County.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; siblings, Juanita Hall Watkins, Preston Hall and Jesse “Jack” Hall; and half brother and sisters, Fannie Hall, Roy Hall, James Byrd and Preston Byrd.

Graveside service will be on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Chapel, Bedford with the Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Military rites by Bedford American Legion Post No. 33.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrence County Boys & Girls Club, or Gentiva Hospice, 391 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN 57130

Howard Wayne ‘Tim’ Ford

Sept. 24, 1927 — Feb. 28, 2016

Howard Wayne (Tim) Ford, 88, Linton, formerly of Bedford, passed away at Glenburn Home in Linton, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

There will be a private graveside gathering later in the summer. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Tim, as his family and close friends knew him, was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Bedford, to Henry and Lena (Williams) Ford. He lived most of his life in Bedford but traveled to England and Africa in the service.

He married Margaret Evelyn Watts of Sumter, S.C., March 31, 1951, and she preceded him in death in May 24, 2004. Tim married Mary E. Wright of Bedford, Dec. 30, 2004, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 2013.

Tim served in the Air Force during the Korean War as an airplane mechanic. After his service, he ran his own business and then worked in retail grocery at Louden’s in Bedford and JayC throughout southern Indiana. He worked 30-plus years with the Bedford Street Department until retirement. As he rode around in one of their trucks, he never met a person he wouldn’t talk to.

Tim was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Tim is survived by his trusted pup, Scooter; two daughters, Dr. Lea Ann Camp and husband the Rev. Melvin Camp of Terre Haute; Dr. Lisa Ford-Brown and husband Bruce Brown of Columbia, Mo.; two granddaughters, Jenna Camp and significant other Bhavin Mehta of St. Louis, Mo., and Elizabeth (Beth) Camp of Terre Haute; two stepchildren, Vernon Wright and wife Rebecca of Bedford and Wenonah Banks and husband Ronald of Bedford; five stepgrandchildren, Michelle Cain (Jason), Darrin Banks (Holly), Brandon Wright (Brandi), Theron Wright (Debbie) and Bradley Wright (Kristie), all of the Bedford area; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous friends over the years.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenburn Home Linton IN, for the Ford Project Fund or think of him when you play your next game of Euchre or Uno — two games that always brought out his spirited side and amazing laugh.

Patricia A. (Lynch) Freeman

March 27, 1951 — Feb. 26, 2016

Patricia A. Freeman, 63, Santa Maria, Calif., passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Born March 27, 1951, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Lucy and (Cooper) Lynch. She married Robert E. Freeman.

Patty retired from Peter Corrick & Associates, was a 1969 graduate of Mitchell High School, and graduated from Indiana State University. She moved with her family to Santa Maria in 1974.

Patty enjoyed reading, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Freeman of Santa Maria, Calif.; daughter, Jessica (Ruben) Alvarez of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Kayla, Robert and ,Michael Alvarez; siblings, Dr. Michael (Judy) Lynch of Manhattan, Kan., and Kathy Lynch Tolliver of Mitchell.

Her parents; and brother, Phillip R. Lynch, preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Sheeks Cemetery.

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

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