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Obituaries — March 2024



Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home Bedford Indiana


March 28, 2024


Donna F. Bilbrey Obit

Donna F. Bilbrey

Donna F. Bilbrey, 81, of Heltonville passed away at her residence on Thursday March 28, 2024, at 12:30 A.M. Donna was born in Bedford on July 19, 1942, to Ambrose and Anna Mae (Boone) Nicholson. Donna attended Heltonville High School, she had worked at the Bedford Medical Center, RCA in Bloomington, and as an Aide with North Lawrence Community Schools. Donna married Willis “Leon” Bilbrey on June 9, 1962, and he survives.


Survivors include her husband, Leon Bilbrey of Heltonville, two children, Laura (Greg) Ohl of Bedford, and Jerry (Bonnie) Bilbrey of Richmond, Michigan, four grandchildren, Justin Ohl, Jordan (Brittany) Ohl, Jacob Ohl, and Jessica Bilbrey, six great grandchildren, Brayden Ohl, Beckham Ohl, Savannah Ohl, Sloane Ohl, Allyson Brunet, and Wyatt Bilbrey, her special dog, Annie, two brothers, John “Bucky” Nicholson, and Randy (Beth) Nicholson, six sisters, Paula Bartlett, Luanne Robbins, Becky (Jim) Hicks, Vickie (Butch) Stidam, Beth Wubben, and Gina (Dean) Smith.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Judy Todd, and Micky Nicholson, four brothers, Kenneth “Butch” Nicholson, Stephen Nicholson, David “Bud” Nicholson, and H. Stanley “Buster” Nicholson.


Cremation was chosen, a celebration of Donna’s life will be held at a later date, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




March 27, 2024



Mary Connie (Smith) Sharp Obit

Mary Connie (Smith) Sharp

January 18, 1935 – March 26, 2024


Bedford – Mary Connie (Smith) Sharp, 89, of Bedford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at 9:08 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at her residence.


Born January 18, 1935, in Benton, AR, she was the daughter of Connie and Vida (Harris) Smith. She married Floyd E. Sharp on February 12, 1954, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2015. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Malvern, AR. She was our true Southern Belle, the matriarch of the family. Her children had a story book life of love, laughter, and family. She loved her family; they were her everything. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.


Survivors include daughters, Pam Evans and husband, Bill, Vickie Walker and husband, Jon, all of Bedford; Lisa Sipes Fountain and her family (who was loved and considered as a daughter); 5 grandchildren, Joshua Walker, Jennifer Walker, Chelsie Lyttle and husband, Caleb, Winter Robbins and husband, Tyson, Chloe True and husband, Christian; great grandchildren, Payton Walker and Ryan Clephane, Riley Walker, Ella Kate Robbins, Stone Robbins, Hollis Duany, Collyns True, Walker Lyttle and Cora Anne Lyttle; several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to our bonus family, Cheryl Srygley who loved and cared for our momma’s every need. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Randall Sharp, a sister, Juanita Manning, and a brother, Forrest Smith.


Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 30th at the Oak Grove Lone Hill Cemetery in Malvern, AR. with Rev. Donis Smead officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services or the charity of one’s choice. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




March 26, 2024


Tony A. Terry Obit

Tony A. Terry

December 2, 1951 – March 25, 2024


Ferdinand – Michael (Tony) A. Terry, 72, of Ferdinand, passed away at 1:27 am on Monday, March 25, 2024, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.


Born December 2, 1951, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Robert and Katherine (Hall) Terry. He married Sharon Schneider on March 16, 1985, and she survives. He worked at Burger Chef Bedford, RCA and retired from G.E. in Bloomington. He later worked part-time at Clover Leaf Restaurant in Bedford, the Avoca Mini-Mart in Avoca, Holiday Foods in Ferdinand, and Jeff’s Bait and Guns in Jasper. He loved fishing, firearms, knives, and cooking. He enjoyed spending time with his family and attended Redemption Christian Church in Jasper.


Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Ferdinand; a son, Gabriel Wilmes and wife, Lyndsey, of Muncie; four grandchildren, Garrett, Gavin, Harper, and Griffin, all of Muncie; a brother, Bob Terry and wife, Kathy, of Silverville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry Terry and a sister, Bonnie Caraway.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 29th at the Silverville Baptist Church with Duane Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




Mitchelene Huffman Obit

Mitchelene Huffman

July 25, 1937 – March 24, 2024


Bedford – A. Mitchelene Huffman, 86, of Bedford passed away Sunday, March 24, at IU Health Hospital in Bloomington.


She was born July 25, 1937, in Glezen in Pike County IN to Herbert and Marjorie (Evans) Tolbert. On October 22, 1959, she married William Gene Huffman who preceded her in death. She received her BS in education from Andrews University and an MS from Indiana University. She taught at Mitchell High School, Tunnelton High School and Bedford North Lawrence High School as Chair of the Business Department from its beginning until she retired in 1992. Mitchelene was an active and beloved member of the Bedford Seventh-day Adventist Church. She loved to play the piano and played for church services starting at a very young age and continuing until last year when she was physically unable to do so. She also loved to play dulcimer and was a member of dulcimer groups in Mitchell and Bedford.


She was a proud mother of two sons, Marcus Keith (Meg) Huffman of Bedford and Michael Kent (Lorrie) Huffman of Bloomington, both of whom survive. Also surviving are grandchildren: John Huffman of Mitchell, Allen Huffman of Oolitic, and Cierra Huffman of Salt Lake City UT, Joshua Grubb and Alison Ballman both of Bloomington; thirteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister June (Jerry) Jackson of Petersburg; and four nieces.


Visitation will be held Thursday, March 28 from 4:00 to 8:00 at Day and Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 29 at 11:00 at the Bedford Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 1700 N. Pike Rd. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



March 25, 2024



William E. Daggy Obit

William E. Daggy

September 26, 1946 – March 24, 2024


William E. Daggy, 77, of Paoli and formerly of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 8:00am, at his residence. Born September 26, 1946, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Henry Daggy Jr. and Elizabeth (Wagoner) Daggy. He married Bonnie Green on November 5, 1965, in Mitchell, IN.


William was a 2nd lieutenant for the National Guard and former Fire Chief with the Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1964. William was a member of the Grace Full Gospel Church of Bedford and retired from General Motors after 46 years of service.


Surviving to cherish the memory of William is his wife, Bonnie (Green) Daggy of Paoli; Son, William H. “Bill” and Saundra Daggy of Bedford and their children, Chad Daggy, Billy and Amy Daggy, Daniel and Kelsey Daggy, Elizabeth Vogel, Jacob Vogel and Lydia Vogel; Son, Brian and Jennifer Daggy of Florida and their children, Bennett and Lilly Daggy; Son, John Daggy of Paoli; Daughter, Diana and Troy McBride of Paoli and their children, Kayli Riley, Garrett and Jessica Tolen, Kacey McBride, Kinsey McBride (Caleb VanMeter); Great Grandchildren, Lucas, Pearl, Jaxen, Jayce, Jensen, Braelynn, and Isaac; Sister, Sharon Jones of Bedford; Brother, Robert and Paralee Daggy of Bedford.


William was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Claudia Lynn Kern.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Mausoleum. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Contributions in memory of William may be made to the Shawswick Fire Department.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.



Betty Louise (Henderson) Johnson Obit

Betty Louise (Henderson) Johnson

January 6, 1934 – March 24, 2024


Betty Louise (Henderson) Johnson, 90, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at her residence. Born on January 6, 1934, she was the daughter of James Wilson “Bill” and Dorothy Stailey Henderson. She then married Clarence W. “Bill” Johnson, Sr.


Betty attended New Hope Community Church and was a homemaker.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Betty is one son, Clarence William “Bill” Johnson, Jr. of Bedford; one daughter, Kathy A. Escobedo (Carlos) of Bedford; grandsons, Donnie Burchard (Dayan) of Bedford and Tony Escobedo of Bedford; granddaughters, Angela Chastain, Heather Johnson (Scott) Kace Escobedo and Cara Escobedo (Jon); great grandsons, Alec Riggs, Rider Burchard, Tyler Bellush and Dylan Chastain; great granddaughters, Breanna Riggs, Hannah Riggs, Emily Chastain, Kyla Reed, Tayelor Reed and Dalorian Louise Burchard; her sister Judy Knuppenburg (Howard) of Arizona; and her very special friend, Mary Ellen Sowders; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Clarence “Bill” Johnson, Sr.; her long-term companion Paul “Jack” Swafford; her sisters, Barbara, Patty and Mary; brothers, Dean, Jerry, Johnny and Jimmy; aunt and uncle, Cordia Haskett and Charlie Stailey; her special mom and granddad, Nettie and Felix Stailey; and her grandma and grandpa Henderson.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Bro. Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00am-1:00pm Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Betty L. Johnson.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





Lisa Ann Frost Obit

Lisa Ann Frost

January 27, 1963 – March 20, 2024


Bloomfield – Lisa Ann Frost was joyfully welcomed into the world on January 27, 1963, and passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, after a 43-day period of incredible stress. She was surrounded by her loving family and the hospital chaplain who guided her journey with thoughtful prayers. She was laid to rest on March 25, 2024.


Lisa was preceded in death by her mother, Anita (VanDeventer) Frost in December 2001, her father, Robert Lloyd Frost in January 2002, and several aunts and uncles.


Lisa is survived by her sister, Bobbi (Andrew) Stipp, nephews, Matthew Evans and John Stipp, all of Heltonville, Michael (Josie) Evans and expected great-nephew, Anthony C. Evans, of Leesville, and “Mom Judy” Stipp, of Heltonville.


She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Greene County. She was in 4-H, winning several ribbons at the local and state level and was a pen pal to friends in Japan and South Korea in youth and a member of Theta Rho Sorority, Rebekah Lodge, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.


Thanks to her parents and reminiscent of the Victory Garden practices, Lisa became involved in vegetable gardening and home canning and other food storage methods. She maintained her love of the garden, growing seedlings of vegetables, herbs, and perennials in her small greenhouse. She was a fan of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in Bloomington, often selling and donating produce and plants to others. She raised chickens and other livestock on her small homestead and sold fresh farm eggs to many people who would drive in from other counties. Lisa also enjoyed bluegrass music and was so enamored with the banjo that she decided to teach herself and spent many hours joyfully practicing.


Lisa was the unofficial curator of family antiques and memorabilia, including a quilt that was pieced together from a uniform worn by a civil was ancestor on her maternal grandmother’s side. It was placed in the casket with her, where she can continue protecting it.


She was a friend to the disabilities community, always accepting those who needed a chance. She was courageous in all that she attempted. She experienced life with determination, always holding her head high regardless of those silly, little missteps that all humans make along the way. Believing in second chances, she trusted and forgave freely. People always knew where they stood with her. Those who truly knew and cared about Lisa, understood her challenges and accepted that part of her. To those family members and friends, the family is very grateful for their understanding and will keep you in their prayers in return.


Lisa is already missed and will always be loved. We look forward to seeing her again.


A special thank you to Aunt Gloria Hoppe for the plot so that she can be with her sister and nephews, and to hospital Chaplain Cheryl (City Church), for baptizing Lisa the day before her passing.




Brett Donald Sanders

MITCHELL – Brett Donald Sanders 60, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

 

Born December 11, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald E. and Sharon “Sherry” Louise (Scoville) Sanders.

 

Brett was a graduate of Mitchell High School and a lifelong Mitchell resident. He was an avid Elvis Presley and Dale Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed stock car racing and playing bass guitar and drums.

 

Surviving are his children, Sherene and Cheyenne Sanders.

 

His parents preceded him in death.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.  Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

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




March 22, 2024



Janice Bailey Obit

Janice Bailey

July 6, 1926-March 8, 2024



Janice Lorraine Bailey, 97, of Oolitic, died March 8th in Palm Bay, Florida. Born in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Basil and Rae (Byers) Bailey. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School, Indiana University, and the American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, California. 


For 27 years, from 1953 to 1980, she worked in the East as an editor and administrator for the American Baptist National Ministries, New York city; Harcourt Brace Publishing Company, New York City; and the American Baptist Women's Ministries, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. During her tenure with the American Baptist Women's Ministries, she wrote the book Those Meddling Women (Judson Press, 1977). The book narrates the life stories of six women in American history, each of whom was religiously motivated to "meddle" in a cause which by the standards of the day lay outside the realm of a woman's sphere, and through her "meddling" made a world a better place for all humankind. 


Upon returning to her home in Oolitic in 1980, she was an adjunct instructor of English at Oakland City University Bedford and an editor with the Independent Study Program, School of Continuing Studies, Indiana University. 


She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, where she was an elder and a member of the Session. She was a member of the Alpha Beta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, the Lawrence County Art Association, and the Red Hat Society. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church during her childhood and young adult years.


She left home for Washington, DC at 17 to join the Army Signal Corp during World War II.  After becoming the first in her family to graduate from college, she put her Spanish degree to use while serving as a teacher and house mom in Cuba, where Fidel Castro’s little sister was one of her students. She lived in London and cherished traveling and adventures.  She traveled to six continents, and countless countries, but always returned to the home in which she was born in Oolitic. 



She was a proud dog mom and spoiled several through the years. She also loved her family and was always there for them when needed.  She was especially close to her grand-nephew, Christopher, with whom she shared a love for baseball, chocolate, and laughing.  They were best friends and were truly placed on the earth for each other.


The family would like to thank everyone that played a role in keeping our Auntie Jan in her home for as long as possible and for helping her remain engaged with her church and other causes.  In particular, thank you to the Hawkins family, Morris family, Larry and Harriett Cummings, and to the congregation of First Presbyterian Church for their rides, cards, and phone calls.


Surviving are two nieces, Jennifer Hawkins (John Adams) and Julie (William) Springer, of Palm Bay, Florida; also two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews: Kendall Eyler and Kelsey Springer, of Palm Bay, Florida, Dane Springer, of Brooklyn, New York; and Christopher Hawkins of Carmel, Indiana. 


She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Dean (Bobby) Bailey, and one sister, June Bailey Harlow.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00pm Friday, March 29, 2024at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow in the Carmichael Cemetery in Greene County. Visitation will be from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.




March 21, 2024



Phyllis J. Goen Obit

Phyllis J. Goen

October 29, 1929 – March 19, 2024


Phyllis J. Goen, 94, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington. Born October 29, 1929 in Fort Ritner, she was the daughter of Lovell “Jack” and Opal (Williams) Horner. She married William Collier on September 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1966. She then married Earl Goen on September 6, 1968, and he preceded her in death in 2017.


Phyllis was a graduate of the Tunnelton High School with the class of 1948 and was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple. She had worked at M. Fine and Sons in Bedford and was a homemaker.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Phyllis is her son, Thomas (Lori) Collier of Bedford; one step son, Bruce Goen of Holland, Michigan; two step daughters, Patricia (Richard) Jakubcak and Rebecca (Brett) Lubber, both of Holland, Michigan; four grandchildren, John, Travis, Rebecca and William Collier; two step grandchildren, Diane (John) O-Conner and Daniel Jakubcak; eight great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Rosalie Roberts of Campbellsburg.


Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and one son, Gary Lee Collier.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday at the Ferguson-lee Chapel from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FergusonLee.com.




Jan Pennington Obit

Jan Pennington

Jan Pennington, 68 of Louisville passed away on March 18, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Bedford on April 22, 1955, to Robert Dale Pennington and Betty Jane (Byrd) Pennington. Jan worked at the Sabin Company in Bloomington.


Survivors include his son, Andrew (Emily) Pennington of Louisville, two grandsons, Woodson Pennington, and Bowman Pennington of Louisville, his mother, Betty Jane Pennington of Bedford, one sister, Joan (Nick) Workman of Bedford, one brother, Jack (Cynthia) Pennington of Bedford.


He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dale Pennington.


Memorial service will be held on Friday March 22, 2024, at 3:00 P.M. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.



March 20, 2024


William D. Elliott

William D. Elliott, 96 of Bedford passed away on Wednesday March 20, 2024, at 8:56 A.M. at his residence. He was born in Bedford on April 26, 1927, to Ray and Mae (Henderson) Elliott. William married June Baker Elliott and she preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the US Army and veteran of WWII; William was in construction and built homes.


Survivors include four children, Barbara Wells of Bedford, Leonard (Brenda) Neff of Bedford, John Neff of Bedford, and Richard (Linda) Neff of Arizona.

William was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two brothers.


Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.




Tom Hovland

Tom Hovland, 67, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday March 19, 2024, at his residence. Born June 16, 1957, in Colfax, Wisconsin, he was the son of LaVern and Murial Hovland.


Survivors include two children, Torey Hovland, Stefhen Hovland, his wife Christie Hovland, sister, Sue Swisher, brother, Dick Hovland.


Tom retired from the Navy after 22 years as a Chief Gunners Mate, he loved being in the Navy and he enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia.


Cremation was chosen, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.



March 19, 2024



Gloria “Jan” Grafft Obit

Gloria “Jan” Grafft

September 23, 1946 – March 18, 2024


Gloria “Jan” Grafft, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born On September 23, 1946 in Culver City, CA, she was the daughter of Peter Allard and Joyce (Parsons) Allard. She married Tommy Pruitt and he preceded her in death, and then she married Robert Grafft, who also preceded her in death.

Jan was of the Christian faith and was a long-time worker at PSI and Walmart. She loved playing music and singing and traveling with her husband Tom.


Surviving Jan are her daughters, Marilyn Clency, April Blew, Lora Rolling and Heather Kindred; 15 grandchildren including granddaughter Porcha Chambers; several great-grandchildren; and brothers Pete Allard and Pat Allard.


She was preceded in death by both husbands; her daughter, Surrie Perry; her parents; and her sister, Jade Dillard.


Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Solsberry Cemetery in Solsberry, IN with Pastor Jay Collins officiating.


Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements for Gloria “Jan” Grafft.


Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





Debra Sue Miller Obit

Debra Sue Miller

MITCHELL – Debra Sue Miller, 67, passed away Friday, March 15, 2024, at her residence.

 

Born January 19, 1957, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Janey Mae (Keith) Price.  She married Jim Miller and he preceded her in death.

 

Surviving are her children, Janice (Eric) Esarey of Evansville, Michelle Moorman, Eddie Moorman, and Beth (Chris) Hernandez; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Oakley of Evansville.

 

Her mother; husband; and brothers, Jimmy Levi and Dewayne Levi, preceded her in death.

 

Cremation has been chosen.

 

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




March 18, 2024



Wanda M. Pinnick

Wanda M. Pinnick, 85 of Bedford passed away on March 15, 2024, at 12:08 AM at IU Health in Bloomington. She was born in Mitchell on May 30, 1938, to Earl T. McEowan and Alice M. (Durnil) McEowan. Wanda married William L. Pinnick on January 30, 1960, and he survives. Wanda worked for the Times-Mail newspaper in Bedford.


Survivors include her husband, William L. Pinnick of Bedford, one son, Brent W. (Le Ann) Pinnick of Paoli, and one daughter, Sheri (Kim) Lewis of Bedford, one grandson, William John Pinnick of Lafayette.


Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Stephanie Pinnick, sister, Wilma Strange, and brother, Eugene Fred Durnil.


Private funeral services will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Brother Phil McDonald officiating, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.






Beth A. Dumond Obit

Beth A. Dumond

September 13, 1961 – March 17, 2024


Williams – Beth A. Dumond. 62, of Williams, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in Columbus.


Born September 13, 1961, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John and Sharon (Bundy) Turner. She married Steve Dumond on May 1, 1993, and he survives. She was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Lawrence County.


Survivors include her husband, Steve, of Williams; her mother, Sharon, of Springville; two daughters, Leslie Jackson, and Audra Moberly, both of Kentucky; a son, Jason Cooper, of Williams; three grandchildren, Trey Doan and Landon Moberly, both of Louisiana, Ledger Moberly, of Kentucky; a sister, Jenny (Dan) Scott, of Bedford; three sisters-in-law, Mary Dumond, Susan Dumond, and Patricia Kidwell, all of Williams; 2 brothers-in-law, Randy Dumond, of Williams and Roger (Cheryl) Dumond, of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother-in-law, Lenny Dumond and sister-in-law, Martha Jane Dumond.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




Bruce Pace

September 26, 1954 – March 17, 2024


Bedford – Bruce Pace, 69, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at his residence.


Born September 26, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Jesse and Naomi (Stafford) Pace. He retired as an excellent stone carver from Indiana Limestone Co. and was a member of the Indiana National Guard.


Survivors include his mother, Naomi; two brothers, Jesse Pace, of Monroe City, and John David Pace and wife, Sue, of Longville, MN; two sisters, Sharon Taylor and her husband, Larry, of Orleans and Vickie Kemple, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Darrell Lee Pace.


Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 22nd at Dive Cemetery with Pastor Dave Ferry officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




Charles L. Crane

December 8, 1952 – March 15, 2024


Bedford – Charles L. Crane, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 12:25 pm on Friday, March 15, 2024, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.


Born December 8, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles and Icey (Gilphin) Crane. He married Rita Padgett and she preceded him in death. He later married Debra McBride on September 28, 1991, and she survives. He worked and retired from coal mining, operating the wash plant. He was a member of the Oolitic Community Church. As an avid hunter, he enjoyed being outside and in the woods. He loved I.U. basketball, his family and was a proud papaw of his grandkids. You could always find him in the bleachers attending his grandkids sporting events.


Survivors include his wife, Debra, of Bedford; a son, Matthew Crane and wife, Toni, of Bedford; a daughter, Shelby Crane and husband, Michael Everroad, of Bedford; grandchildren, Emma Crane, Ethan Crane, Madison Everroad, Haylie Crane, Bryant Crane and wife, Marley and their children, Audree and August; a brother, Dave Crane, of Bloomington; brothers-in-law, Floyd Junior Edwards and Paul Baker; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, two sisters, Carolyn Banks and Betty Baker; a niece, Angela Hofman.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




Betty Neal Obit

Betty Neal

June 27, 1936 – March 15, 2024


Bedford – Betty Neal, 87, of Bedford, passed away Friday, March 15, 2024, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.


Born June 27, 1936, in Austin, TX, she was the daughter of Herbert and Erma (Bledsoe) Asbury. She married Don Neal on May 2, 1959, and he preceded her in death on February 27, 2021. She retired as a cook at NLCS and attended Mitchell Wesleyan Church.


Survivors include five children, Tracy Neal, Donna Harris and Jeff (Carra) Neal, all of Bedford, Kelley (Robbie) Robertson, of Paoli and Paul Neal, of MI; fourteen grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (Mary Ellen) Asbury, of Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Jackie and Robert Asbury; a son, Randall Scott Neal.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.






Allison Jenae “Baby Cakes” “Alli Cat” Dalton Obit

Allison Jenae “Baby Cakes” “Alli Cat” Dalton

March 9, 1992- March 13, 2024


Allison Jenae “Baby Cakes” “Alli Cat” Dalton, 32, of Bedford, passed away in Bloomington on March 13, 2024. Born March 9, 1992, she was the daughter of Louis Troy Dalton and Aimee McFadden Fountain.


Allison attended Bedford-North Lawrence High School and was a graduate of the Job Corps at Camp Atterbury. She was a CNA and was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca, Indiana.


Surviving Allison are her parents, Louis Troy Dalton and Aimee (Eric) Fountain; five siblings, Jordan (Calvin) Tussey, Luke (Dorian) Dalton, Taylor Dalton, Jade (Alex) Acosta, and Haley Dalton; paternal grandparents, Larry and Karen Dalton; one nephew, Liam Dalton; one niece, Amelia Dalton; aunts, Sally Cheek, and Kelly (Rob) Ritchison; and uncle, Shane McFadden.

Allison was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, David and Patsy McFadden; her daughter, Scarlett Mae; and her uncle, Nathan Dalton.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca with Papaw Larry officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00am–1:00pm on Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.


Contributions in memory of Allison may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.


Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





March 15, 2024



Mary Ann Hardin Obit

Mary Ann Hardin

MITCHELL – Mary Ann Hardin, 80, passed away Monday, March 11, 2024, at Cedar Creek Assisted Living in Bedford.

 

Born August 27, 1943, in Greenwood, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Chester Paul and Rowena (McCullough) Morris.  She married Donald James Hardin on June 20, 1980, and he preceded her in death January 15, 2014.

 

Mary Ann worked as an assistant to the president at Superior Coach in Lima, Ohio. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended West Virginia Tech. Mary Ann attended Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. She was a candy striper at Dunn Memorial Hospital when she was younger, she was a big supporter of the White River Humane Society, and had volunteered for several other organizations over the years. Mary Ann and her husband loved traveling with their motorhome.

 

Survivors include her brother, Paul L. (Carol “Dee”) Morris of Midland, Texas; three nieces; four great-nieces and two great-nephews; and numerous cousins.


Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

 

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Mitchell Cemetery. 

 

Memorial Gifts:  Jacob Finger United Methodist Church or National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

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





Alma “Carol” Spaulding Obit

Alma “Carol” Spaulding

April 29, 1942 – March 14, 2024


Alma “Carol” Spaulding, 81, of Springville, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2024 at her son’s house. Born on April 29, 1942, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Alma (Godsey) Bottorff.


Carol worked for JayC and Kroger, as well as the Center for Women’s Ministry since 2005. She received an associate degree in business from Ivy Tech Community College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford where she worked with the Stephen’s Ministry.


Surviving Carol is one son, James (Joanne) Spaulding; seven grandchildren, Susan Bridges, Thomas Spaulding, Teresa Ritchison, John David Spaulding, Jessica Spaulding, Matthew Spaulding, and Phillip Spaulding; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother and his wife, Bob and Mary Janice Bottorff; and two nephews, Tim Bottorff and Matt Bottorff.


Carol is preceded in death by her parents; and one son, John Spaulding.


Graveside services will be held for Carol at 1:00pm on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor Jason Filler and Pastor Lee Brown officiating.


The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the care for Carol.


Remembrances and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





Canda Kay Hillenburg Obit

Canda Kay Hillenburg

MITCHELL – Canda Kay Hillenburg, 62, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at her daughter’s residence.

 

Born September 27, 1960, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Janice (Benson) Grubb.  She married Garries D. Hillenburg on March 6, 1976 and he preceded her in death on February 22, 2019.

 

Canda was a homemaker for most of her life, and later worked in the cafeteria at NSWC-Crane.  She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family.  Canda was of the Christian Faith. 

 

Survivors include her children; Lisha Hillenburg, Travis Hillenburg, Brandon Hillenburg, and Crystal (Robert) Whitham; several grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and siblings, Stevie Grubb, and Tammy Bush.   

 

Her husband; parents; children, Garries “Spud” Hillenburg, and Kenneth Dwight Hillenburg-Adcok; and siblings, Tony Grubb, Bobby Grubb, and Paula Adcok, preceded her in death.

 

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Mitchell Cemetery, with Jim Bush officiating. 

 

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





Norma June Owens Thomas Obit

Norma June Owens Thomas

May 24, 1933 – March 14, 2024


Bedford – Norma June Owens Thomas, 90, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2024, at Majestic Care in Bedford. She now has joined her husband, Dale and Jesus Christ in Heaven.


Born May 24, 1933, in Needmore, she was the daughter of Charles and Gladys King Owens. She married Ralph Dale Thomas on March 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2020.


Norma was the first paper girl in Lawrence County at the age of 14. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1951. She worked as an assistant in Dr. Bridwell’s medical office in Bedford and was an assembly line worker at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington. She stopped working when she and Dale adopted their first daughter, Rita Lee Thomas Kersh in 1960 and adopted Lisa Dale Thomas Ramey two years later.


Norma was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ, The South Central Association of the Visually Impaired, The American Council of the Blind of Indiana and the American Council of the Blind. She was a wonderful cook and loved her family “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”.


Surviving with her two daughters are three grandsons, Marcus Zachary, Michael Alexander and Matthew David Conner Ramey; sisters-in-law, Jane (Don) Turpen, Nancy (Tom) Fletcher and Juanita Thomas; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; honorary family members, Jeff and Susan Mundy, Megan (Danny) Gillespie and their children, Grayson and Eliza, Michael (Courtney) Mundy and their children, Ann and Beckett. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Charles “Dutch” Owens, Bill (Juanita) Owens; a sister, Joyce (Harvie) Meadows.


Funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Council of the Blind of Indiana, P.O. Box 2216, Bedford, IN 47421. Condolences may be expressed at www.daycarter.com.




March 14, 2024



Carlotta A. Cox Obit

Carlotta A. Cox

August 20, 1957 – March 12, 2024


Carlotta A. Cox, 66, of Medora, formerly of Bedford, passed away on March 12, 2024 at her residence. Born on August 20, 1957, she was the daughter of Carl H. and Mary Catherine (Schulz) Cox.


Carlotta attended Bedford North Lawrence High School. She also attended Medora Wesleyan Church. She loved fishing, playing bingo, animals, and spending time with her family.


Surviving to cherish the memory of Carlotta is one son, Michael Beavers; two grandchildren, Trenton and Chasity Beavers; three sisters, Cathy Mitchell, Sherry (P. Emerson) Hall, and Toni Cox; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Carlotta is preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Mary Ann Beavers.


A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Clarence Breeden officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 9:30am to the service time on Tuesday, also at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.


Remembrances and condolences may be shared online at www.FergusonLee.com.





Bill Bex Obit

Bill Bex

February 21, 1935 – March 13, 2024

Williams – William Donald Bex, 89, of Williams, passed away at 3:25 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, in Bloomington, IN.


Born February 21, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Wilmer E. and Nola Gail (Reuter) Bex. He married Martha Jean Lynn and she preceded him in death on August 3, 2012. He retired from General Motors as a die setter after 31 years.


Survivors include his daughters, Gaylon J. Hatfield, of Gainesville, FL and Pamela D. Rayhill, of Bloomington; his son, Donald B. Bex, of Bedford; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter, Debra S. Skweres and a son, Harry B. (Brad) Baldwin.


Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Monday, March 18th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com




Dan L. Parker

Dan L. Parker, 91, a resident of Bradenton, Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday March 11, 2024, at his home in New Albany with family by his side. He was born in Bedford to the late Helen and Charles Parker and went on to graduate from Indiana University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was the Editor of the Sullivan Daily Times, Past President of the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association, Commissioner of the Indiana Athletic Commission, a Life Member of the BPO Elks, an Officer in the United States Air Force, the Pendennis Club, the Raquet Club of El Conquistador and was a Sagamore of the Wabash. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Jamison Parker, his son, John D. Parker, and his sister, Barbara Turner.


Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Eloise Richardson Parker, his son, Jeffrey J. (Beth) Parker, his brother, David (Susan) Parker, his grandchildren, Dan, Sara, Alexandra, Ross, and Drew Parker, step-daughter, Rachel (Jason) Ferrazzi, step-son Erin (Leslie Witt) Kelley, step-grandchildren, Gabby and Eloise Ferrazzi, Violet Kelley and Isaiah Mickelson.


A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday March 16, 2024, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, condolences may be made at www.cresthavenfh.com.


Memorial contributions may be given to, The Boys and Girls Club of America, the Floyd County Animal Rescue League (FCARL) or a United Methodist Church of donor’s choice.




March 13, 2024


Fleta A. Livingston

November 26, 1927 – March 12, 2024


Bedford – Fleta A. Livingston, 96, of Bedford, passed away at 1:35 pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Bloomington.


Born November 26, 1927, in Monticello, KY, she was the daughter of James and Zona (Denney) Bell. She married Jack Livingston on June 28, 1975, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2002. She had worked at Traveler Radio and retired as an assembly worker for General Electric. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 18 and attended the Oolitic Baptist Church. She was hard working and enjoyed her yard and planting flowers. She loved her family especially her grandchildren. We were blessed to have her for a long time and will greatly miss her.


Survivors include three daughters, Pauline (Sexton) Rowe, Mary Sue (Sexton) Turner, and Debbie (Sexton) Adams and husband, Chuck, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, David Sexton, of Bedford, Melissa (Steve) Shaw, of Oolitic, and Atalie (Nikiha) Anderson, of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Shane Rowe, Emma Grubb, Titan Sexton, Jade Anderson, Jack Anderson, Breanna Shaw, and Hana (Tyler) Powell; sisters, Marie Garing, of Kensington, MD and Linda Anderson of Fowler, IN; a brother, Arnold Bell of Oxford, IN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Homer Bell and a son-in-law, John Rowe.


Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 16th in Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.





James N. West Obit

James N. West

June 14, 1943 – March 10, 2024

Bedford – James N. West, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024, in Sterling, VA.


Born June 14, 1943, in Todd Co., KY, he was the son of Charles E. and Myrtle (Short) West. He married Pattye L. White in 1964 and she preceded him in death. He was an electronics engineer working at NSWC Crane. He attended the Bedford Free Methodist Church.


Survivors include his two daughters, Karen West and husband, Steve, of New Palestine, IN and Kelly Frietchen and husband, Doug, of Sterling, VA; four grandchildren, Kelsey West, Nick West, Rachel Frietchen, and Samantha Freitchen; one brother, Billy West and wife, Gail, of Todd Co., KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Edward T. and Charles L. West; a sister, Ethel Louise; his uncle, J. Tilden Short and five aunts, Mary (Short) Estes, Grace (Short) Moore, Connie (West) Janes, Mable (West) Lawhorn, and Jimmie (West) Oates.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dave Colgan officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 16th in the Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton, KY.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Free Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.




March 12, 2024



Stephen Daniel “Sid” Inge Obit

Stephen Daniel “Sid” Inge

BEDFORD – Stephen Daniel “Sid” Inge, 71, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital after battling cancer.  He was called home to the Lord to reunite with Momma and his Dad.


Born September 17, 1952, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, he was the son of Ray Max Bark and Eleanor (Jerome) Inge.


Stephen retired from Glassworks as a specialist doing fiberglass for boats.  Stephen was a member of the Cherokee Nation, played Native American drums, and enjoyed Pow-Wows.  He liked hiking, yardwork, and open water fishing in the Chesapeake Bay.  Stephen was part of the Baptist denomination.  He was loved by all.


He leaves behind many who love him: sisters, Donna Inge Furois-Davis of Bedford and Penny (Joseph) Jenkins of Iowa; brothers, William “Billy” S. (Beth) Inge of Virginia and David (Jeri) Bark of Georgia; uncle, Conrad (Lucinda) Inge; a multitude of nieces and nephews; best friend, Brandon (Luann) Nicks; and Patti and Andy Miller.


His parents and many aunts and uncles, preceded him in death.


Cremation has been chosen.


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




Thomas Dewey Phillips Obit

Thomas Dewey Phillips

July 13, 1946 – March 10, 2024


Springville – Thomas Dewey Phillips, 77, of Springville, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at his residence.


Born July 13, 1946, in Delta, Kentucky, he was the son of Ozie and Elvena Phillips. He married Sheila Terry on October 28, 1966, and she survives. He retired from Evans Quarry and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. He loved gardening, selling his prized tomatoes at the local farmer’s market.


Survivors include his wife, Sheila, of Springville; children, Thomas Phillips, Jr. and wife, Mary, of Heltonville, Jane Phillips, of Evansville, Aaron Phillips and wife, Kirsten, of Greenwood; twelve grandchildren, Treyton, Alivia, Aliyah, Max, James, Ozie, Osburn, Charlotte, Alexandra, Ottis, Arianna, and Shepherd; a great-grandson, Gatlin; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; siblings, Stanley Phillips and wife, Linda, Ina Gene Hatley-Gedek, Andrew Phillips and wife, Patty, Clarie Cassada and husband, Ron, David Phillips and wife, Mary, and Beulah Martin and husband, Curtis. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jackie, Glen, and Shirley; his beloved dogs, Beagle I and Beagle II;.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rusty Burnette, Bob Phillips, and Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 15th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com




Nicoleta Ann Thomas Obit

Nicoleta Ann Thomas

MITCHELL – Nicoleta Ann Thomas, 83, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.


Born January 7, 1941, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of William “Bill the Greek” H. and Mary Ellen (White) Cargas.  She married Rolla “Buddy” Athol Thomas, Jr. on August 16, 1959, and he preceded her in death December 28, 2020. They were married for 61 years.


Nicki was a 1959 graduate of Mitchell High School and had been a member of Phi Beta Si Sorority. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church where she served as Deaconess, sang in the choir, played on the softball team, and led VBS music. Teaching the Navigator’s Class is what she loved most of all. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a woman of God known for her prayers. Nicki babysat several children throughout the years and loved each one of them. She was known for her delicious Spanish hamburgers served during the Persimmon Festival. Nicki helped her dad for years at Cargas Café.   


Survivors include her children, Keely Lynn Thomas of Grove City, Ohio and John Kyle Thomas of Bedford; grandchildren, John (Nicole), Jay, Joseph, Dominic, and Chris Thomas; great grandchildren, William Shepherd and Evelyn Guinn Thomas; and several loving nieces and nephews.    


Her parents; in-laws; husband; sons; William Cully Thomas and James Cary Thomas; and sister-in-law, Gail Richards, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Reggie Clark and Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

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




Mary Elizabeth Pendley Obit

Mary Elizabeth Pendley

February 8, 1936 – March 8, 2024


Bedford- Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 88, passed away on March 8, 2024, at Indiana University Bedford Hospital.


Born February 8, 1936, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Opal and Edith Empson. She attended Fayetteville Baptist Church and retired from I.U. Health Bedford Hospital where she worked as a dietician.


Survivors include a son, Scott Pendley and his wife Linda of Bloomington; a granddaughter, Stacy Bartlett and her husband Todd of Springville; and a great grandson, Chance Bartlett of Springville. She was preceded by her parents, her husband, Charles Pendley, and three sisters, Jewell, Nora, and Mildred.


Graveside services will be conducted at1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 12th at Fayetteville Community Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.