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Obituaries – May 2014




May 31, 2014 Wendell Trogdon July 23, 1929 — May 29, 2014

Wendell Trogdon, 84, Mooresville, died Thursday.

Wendell was born July 23, 1929, in Heltonville, to Wesley and Edith (Cumming) Trogdon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, George, Wayne, Mary, and Nora.

He graduated from Heltonville High School, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin College in 1951. In 1969 he was selected and attended Stanford University for a year as a National Journalism Fellow.

During the Korean War, Wendell served in the U.S. Army working in the Counter Intelligence Corps for three years; upon returning to Indiana he began his 38 year newspaper career. His first newspaper job was with the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in 1954. He then worked in the Agricultural Information Department at Purdue University.

Wendell joined the Indianapolis News in 1957 as a reporter, serving as a city editor, then news editor, and retiring as managing editor in September 1992. He was known to push the staff to do stories that made a difference. He cared deeply about the city and the state, and everyone that worked for him understood and respected his passion.

In 1974 he began writing “Quips,” a brief daily commentary on the events of the times that ran on the front page. In the same year, he started writing “Those Were the Days,” based on his growing up in Southern Indiana during the Depression years and World War II. Through the course of his career, he won numerous state awards for journalism, including “best column” and “best feature.”

After retirement Wendell continued to write about his beloved “Hoosier” state, authoring 27 books, traveling every nook and cranny of it with his loving wife, Fabian, by his side. Many of his books focused on life in southern Indiana in the 1930s and 1940s.

Wendell was also a great family man. He was married to Fabian (Lannerd) Trogdon in 1954, living the majority of their life in the same home in Mooresville. He was the father of three grown children, Tamara Bailey of Eminence, Deanna Trogdon of Plainfield and Jenell Hadley (Jerry) of Noblesville. He also had four loving grandchildren, Travis Kersey, Kayla Hadley, Maggie Hadley and Wesley Hadley. Additional survivors include sisters, Nellie Mikels of Bedford and Martha Black of Bloomington; a special brother, Ken Speer of Edinburgh.

He had a lifelong love of the outdoors and spent countless hours working in his yard planting flowers and fighting the ever present moles that lived all around it. When he wasn’t writing or gardening, he could be seen walking the four or five miles from his house to the Mooresville Town Park a journey which he did almost every day.

Wendell was a member of the Mooresville First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Wendell lived a full and blessed life, accepting the many accolades given him with quiet humility, a trait he learned from his father and passed to his children. His passions for family, journalism and nature are legacies that will live on through the many people he has touched during his life.

Friends and family will gather on Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 900 Indianapolis Road, Mooresville. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday in the church. A graveside committal service will be held in his hometown of Heltonville on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., in the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.

Funeral arrangements are being handled byte the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville.

Visit www.carlislebranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

Melvin A. Barnes

Oct. 29, 1929 — May 29, 2014

Melvin Albert Barnes, 84, a resident of Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, and formerly of Medora, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Hoosier Christian Village.

Born Oct. 29, 1929, in Brownstown, he was the son of the Alanzo Raymond and Eva (Collingsworth) Barnes. He married Elona Young on July 31, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2013

He was the owner and operator of Mel’s Package Liquor and Bait Store in Medora.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Medora,. the Medora Masonic Lodge No. 328 F&AM, and was involved in the Leesville Eastern Star lodge.

He was an avid bowler, fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include his son, Melvin Jr. (Sherry) Barnes of Seymour; a daughter, Karen (Paul) Henderson of Norman; a daughter-in-law, Goldie Barnes of Medora; grandchildren, Travis A. Barnes, Tracy A. (John) Ernestes, Todd A. (Melissa) Barnes, Shawn E. Dixon, Angel M. (Tim) Sorrells, Amber K. Henley, Joey E. (Stephanie) Barnes, and Leslie D. Dillman; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; an in-his-heart adopted nurse, Christy Murphy; all the staff at Hoosier Christian Village; and one brother, Joseph Barnes of Indianapolis.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Terry Barnes; one daughter, Vickie Barnes; one grandson, Eric Persinger; and four brothers, Raymond, James, George and William Barnes.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Jack Belk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m., and again from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday, all at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Schneck Medical Hospice Foundation, Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary, Medora Lodge No. 328 F&AM, or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. May 30, 2014 Ernest R. Morrison Oct. 23, 1948 — May 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

A gathering of friends and family to honor his life, will be held at a later date.

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

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

Olin Stewart

Dec. 2, 1921 — May 25, 2014

Olin Stewart, 92, Bedford, died at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary. May 29, 2014 Clara Ouida Phillips Aug. 8, 1922 — May 26, 2014

Clara “Ouida” Phillips, 91, Bedford, passed away at 10:27 p.m. on Monday at Johnson Christian Village.

Ouida was born on Aug. 8, 1922, in Alabama, to Van Lightsey and Roberta (Waldrop) Lightsey. She married Wayne D. Phillips on Dec. 15, 1945, in Birmingham, Ala. They moved to Indiana where they started their life and family together.

They had two daughters Anita “Kay” Roberts and Connie Ann Bolton. Anita “Kay” married Ray Roberts who later married Darlene of Noblesville following Kay’s death. Connie Ann married Gary Dee Bolton of Bedford.

Ouida is survived by her four grandchildren, Lisa Dull and husband Greg of Columbus, Kelli Lucas and husband Tom of Mitchell, Troy Roberts and wife Amanda of Mitchell, and Casey Mullis and husband Brady of Bedford; 10 great-grandchildren, Montana Lucas, Tristan Dull, Logan Dull, Ethan Roberts, Evan Roberts, Ulysses “Uly” Mullis, Jasper Mullis, Hiram Mullis, Beatrix “Bixie” Mullis, and Eamon Mullis; she is also survived by her youngest sister Teresa, “T”.

Ouida was preceded in death by five of her siblings; her husband, Wayne in 1991; and her daughter, Anita “Kay” in 1999; and her parents.

Ouida worked as a retail clerk at Goodman Jester and Grants in Bedford. She was an avid quilter and a member of the Mitchell First Baptist Church, in later years she attended Fayetteville Baptist Church. She was a resident of Johnsons Christian Village, where she was lovingly cared for.

Ouida will be missed by her family and friends; she will be remembered for her love and care for her family and her witty personality.

In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be made to Johnsons Christian Village

Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home, entombment in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Emogene Hart

Feb. 28, 1925 — May 27, 2014

Emogene Hart, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Bedford, to Joseph Allen and Blanche Violet (Isom) Hart. Genie attended Bedford High School and graduated in 1942.

She worked at Crane and for the FAA as an executive secretary for many years. Her work took her to Indianapolis, Chicago and Anchorage, Alaska before retiring and returning to Bedford.

Genie loved traveling and had been to many state parks, but her favorite location was Estes Park, Colo.

She volunteered for the Lawrence County Historical Society where, over the years, she traced her heritage to the Mayflower. Genie was a member of the Mayflower Society and was very proud of that accomplishment.

She is survived by her sister, Chrystal A. Patton and several nieces and cousins.

Genie was preceded in death by her brother, William S. Hart.

Visitation for Ms. Hart will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday at the Day and Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m., also in the mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.

Friends are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Speedway of Indianapolis and Day and Carter Mortuary of Bedford. May 28, 2014 Lenora Dulin Nov. 27, 1927 — May 25, 2014

Lenora Mae (McDonald) Dulin, 86, died Sunday in Avon. Born Nov. 27, 1927, in Heltonville, she is survived by daughters, Vanita Dulin and Karlita “Katie” Hunter; son-in-law, Todd Hunter; granddaughter, Candy Howell; and great-grandsons, Jonathan, Nicholas, Zachary; and great-granddaughter, Joselin.

Lenora was preceded in death by her husband, F. Eugene “Gene” Dulin; infant sister, Olive; brothers, George and Forrest; and her great-grandson, Lucas Bell.

Lenora was renowned as the young bass singer in a ladies’ gospel quartet. They sang at the Grand Ole Opry when she was 14 and were favorites on radio and at special occasions. During World War II she worked in a factory supporting the war effort.

Lenora attended Indiana University and Cincinnati Bible Seminary prior to marrying Gene Dulin. She was his co-laborer in church ministries in Indiana and urged him to accept the call to move to Toronto, Canada to start churches. She became a secretary to help support the family’s mission.

In 1964 she flew alone to Europe to join Gene as he included her in his vision for ministry in communist Europe at a time Christians were extremely persecuted. The growing ministry of TCMI and Haus Edelweiss is documented online.

After retirement in 1991 from their mission work in USSR, Eastern and Central Europe, Gene and Lenora found a loving new ministry as they led 120+ members of the Adult Bible Class of Plainfield Christian Church.

Visitation will begin Thursday at 5 p.m. at Plainfield Christian Church, 800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield, followed by a Celebration of Lenora’s earthly life at 7 p.m. Steve White will officiate.

Her body will be entombed next to her husband in a private ceremony Friday at Crown Hill Mausoleum.

Crown Hill of Indianapolis is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made by check, payable to Plainfield Christian Church, with notation for Children’s Building Fund; 800 Dan Jones Rd.; Plainfield, IN 46168.

Emogene Hart

Feb. 28, 1925 — May 27, 2014

Emogene Hart, 89, of Avon, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Bedford, to Joseph Allen and Blanche Violet (Isom) Hart. Genie attended Bedford High School and graduated in 1942.

She worked at Crane and for the FAA as an executive secretary for many years. Her work took her to Indianapolis, Chicago and Anchorage, Alaska, before retiring and returning to Bedford.

Genie loved traveling and had been to many state parks, but her favorite location was Estes Park, Colo. She volunteered for the Lawrence County Historical Society where over the years she traced her heritage to the Mayflower.

Genie was a member of the Mayflower Society and was very proud of that accomplishment.

She is survived by several nieces and cousins; and was preceded in death by her brother William S. Hart.

Visitation for Ms. Hart will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan–Speedway of Indianapolis and Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford.

Victor Umphress

Oct. 15, 1950 — May 22, 2014

Victor E. Umphress, 63, Bedford, died May 22 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. A Celebration of Life will be at 5 p.m. on June 7 at Leatherwood Christian Church in Bedford. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. May 27, 2014 Ronald E. Phipps Jan. 9, 1947 — May 24, 2014

Ronald E. “Ronnie” Phipps, 67, of Bedford, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born Jan. 9, 1947, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, to Treat and Irene (Tatom) Phipps. Ronnie married Karen Clifton on July 28, 1968, at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford, and she survives.

He was a 1965 graduate of Needmore High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Ronnie retired from NWSC Crane in 2006, where he was an engineering technician. He was known at Crane by his nickname, “Weedeater.”

Ronnie was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Oolitic, Prairie Gold Rush, MMCI-Minneapolis Moline Tractor Club, Tri-County Antique Tractor Club; he received the Ray Fry Award from the Needmore High School Alumni Association in 2013, he was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts, Needmore Biddy Basketball League, he was the scorekeeper for BNL Freshmen Boys Basketball for 18 years.

Survivors include his wife, Karen “Sue” Phipps of Bedford; one son, Treavor Phipps and wife Angela of Salem; two grandsons, Devon and Zane of Salem; three sisters, Jean (Roy) Tarr of Bedford, June (Jim) Allen of Bedford and Janice (Jim) Pittsford of Ellettsville; one sister-in-law, Virgie Phipps of Bloomington; one brother-in-law, Ira “Jiggs” Sherrill of Bedford; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Ronnnie was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Maurice Phipps, James Phipps, and Gerald Vernon Phipps in infancy; two sisters, Maxine Allen and Marjorie R. Sherrill.

Funeral service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call from 2-6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Ouida Phillips

Clara O. Phillips, 91, Bedford, died at 10:27 p.m. Monday at Johnson Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Julie D. Kidd

Oct. 9, 1971 — May 24, 2014

Julie Dawn (Scheibe) Kidd, 42, Bedford, passed away on Saturday at her residence.

She was born Oct. 9, 1971, in Orange County, to Payot and Freda (Schmitt) Scheibe. She married Greg Kidd on Sept. 10, 2010, in Lawrence County, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and attended First Christian Church in Mitchell. She was a 1990 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her husband, Greg Kidd of Bedford; one son, Treyton Andrew Phillips, of Bedford; one daughter, Meagan Kidd of Bedford; her father, Payot Scheibe of Mitchell; one brother, Neal Scheibe of Colorado; two sisters, Melinda Speer of Mitchell and Kathleen Scheibe of Virginia; her in-laws, Bob and Carolyn Hammond of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Freda Scheibe; one son, Charley Scheibe; grandmothers, Thelma Scheibe and Manilla Maudlin; and her father-in-law, James E. Kidd.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Winifred M. Byers

Jan. 18, 1920 — May 25, 2014

Winifred  M. “Winnie” Byers, 94, of Oolitic, died at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Jan. 18, 1920 in Plymouth, N.Y., she was the daughter of Warren B. and Jesse Mae (Mundy) Robbins. She married Vance W. Byers on Nov. 1, 1941, and he preceded her in death in October 1990.

She was a homemaker and a member of Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include, one son, Timothy W. Byers of Scipio; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; special nephew and caregiver, Chet Andis; and her church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Willie Mundy and Wilson A. Robbins.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Friends and family are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Winnie at www.daycarter.com.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Winnie to the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Gladys Radcliffe

Gladys Radcliffe, Paoli, died Saturday at Paoli Health and Living Community. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today at McAdams Mortuary. Burial will be in Marengo Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service today at the mortuary.

John W. Eagans

Dec. 22, 1939 — May 23, 2014

John W. Eagans, 74, of Bloomington, died at 12:45 p.m. on Friday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born Dec. 22, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Kelsie Eagans and Ella D (Mayo) Eagans Miller.

He retired from Thomson Consumer Electronics in 1997.

Survivors include a son, Robert Keith Eagans and his wife Rachel of Linton; two sisters, Nancy Nolan of Odon and Carolyn Butcher and husband, Marshall of Bloomington; two grandsons, Eunick Ray Eagans and Jonathon Secrest, both of Linton; two granddaughters, Shayla and Abigail Eagans, both of Linton; stepgrandson, Jaxon of Linton; and several nieces and nephews; special friends, Bernice Sears and Issiah, and the rest of their family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kelsie Eagans Jr. and Luther Eagans in infancy; and nephew Tim Roll.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Gary L. Smith

June 27, 1946 — May 25, 2014

Gary L. Smith, 67, of Salem, passed away Sunday at his home.

Mr. Smith was born June 27, 1946, in Washington County, the son of Royce and Estelle Applegate Smith.

He was Assistant Librarian for the Washington County Historical Society. He was a member of Salem First Baptist Church, Washington County Historical Society, and American Legion. He served in the National Guard.

He is survived by his son, Jason Smith of Salem; two daughters, Cassandra Terry (Paul) of Mitchell and Hannah Smith of Salem; a brother, Jim W. Smith of Barborsville, W. Va.; a sister, Sherry Tabor of Salem; and two granddaughters, Miranda and Megan Terry of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Steve Smith.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home. Cremation will follow and burial will be at a later date in Conway Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday. May 26, 2014 Phyllis J. Bailey March 12, 1943  — May 25, 2014

Phyllis J. Bailey, 71, of Columbus, formerly of Nashville, passed from this life at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington Street in Columbus.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service Thursday.

Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Care Ministry or Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to Mrs. Bailey’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at www. barkesweaverglick.com.

Survivors include her children, Gretchen (Craig) Turner of Columbus, Melinda Epler of Greenwood, and Melissa (Warren L.) Parker of Nashville; stepchildren, Cladie Alyn (Bobbie) Bailey Jr. of Crawfordville, Fla., Traci (Jerry) Prince of Bedford, Sherri (Tim) Brown of Nashville, and Andrew (Christy) Bailey of Acworth, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Karen (Alan) Whipker of Columbus; her mother-in-law, Katherine Mathews of Bedford; and brothers-in-law, Mark Mathews and Dan (Kristy) Mathews both of Bedford.

Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband, Cladie A. Bailey on Sept. 18, 2013.

Linda S. Phillips

January 2, 1942  — May 21, 2014

Linda S. Phillips, 72, of Tunnelton, passed away on Wednesday at her residence.

Born Jan. 2, 1942, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James and Woneda Hughes Sullivan. She married John W. Phillips on Nov. 26, 1958; and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2014.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Beavers of Sparksville and Brenda Edwards of Bedford; two sons, Johnny Phillip, of Bedford and Danny Phillips of Tunnelton; 12 grandchildren, Tasha and Samantha Beavers, Kristie and Johnathan Phillips, Carrie Cook, Shane, Daniel, and Josh Phillips, Patrice Stevens, Shawna and Nyoka Albertson, and Cody W. Edwards; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Sullivan of Tunnelton and Michael Sullivan of Bloomington; and one sister, Beverly Higgs of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Ronnie Sullivan.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. May 25, 2014 John Eagans

John Eagans, 74, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day and Carter Mortuary. May 24, 2014 Mary K. Allen June 1, 1931 — May 22, 2014

Mary K. Allen, 82, of Mitchell passed away at 4:12 p.m. on Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford on June 1, 1931, to Spencer Thomas and Pansy (Lee) Thomas. She was a graduate of Bedford High School and retired from the Ford Motor Company. She was a member of Mitchell First Church of God.

Mary married Kenneth Allen on Dec. 6, 1999, and he survives.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Allen of Mitchell; three daughters, Pam Pinto of Bedford, Tina (Tim) Earl of Williams, Gina (Randy) Hembree of Bloomington; sons, Gary (Liane) Johnson of Springville, Tom (Sondra) Johnson of Columbus and Brad (Kim) Johnson of Owensville; brother, Spencer A. Thomas of Indianapolis; sister, Sue Chastain of Bedford; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Spencer and Pansy Thomas; and brothers, George Sheldon and Phillip Sheldon.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the First Church of God in Mitchell. Interment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Elaine M. Ball

Jan. 13, 1928 — May 22, 2014

Elaine M. Ball, 86, of Kent, Ohio, entered eternal life on May 22, lovingly surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Bourbon, to Joseph Andrew and Anna J. (Rockhill) Metheny. She married Richard E. Ball (deceased) on June 20, 1948, in Plymouth. In 1959, they moved to Bedford and raised their family.

When Richard retired in 1987, they returned to Plymouth until 2004. Due to illness, they moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to be closer to family for care.

While in Bedford, Elaine was involved in Tri Kappa social and philanthropic sorority, volunteered time to mentally ill patients at the State Hospital in Madison and she was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Elaine was musically gifted, enjoyed camping, playing bridge and entertaining. She was devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her brother, Lowell A. Metheny of Plymouth; two daughters, Andrea (Bill) Morgan of Kent, Ohio, and Nancy (Joe) Carmody of Saukville, Wis.; grandchildren, Carolyn (Dan) Williams of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Evan (Renee) Morgan of Rootstown, Ohio, Gwen (Jon) White of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Katherine Carmody and Clay Carmody of Saukville, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Cameron Ward, Hunter Morgan, Annalyse Elaine Morgan, and William White.

In addition to her parents; and husband; she was preceded in death by her brother, Ellis L. Metheny; and granddaughter, Clare Elizabeth Carmody.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful and loving care provided by Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service.

A Celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 South Mantua Street, Kent, with the Rev. Julie Blake Fisher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Drive, Akron, OH 44333, unless otherwise specified.

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

Linda S. Phillips

Linda S. Phillips, 72, Tunnelton, died Wednesday at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery. May 22, 2014 Phyllis F. Golden Dec. 13, 1930 — May 20, 2014

Phyllis F. Golden, 83, of Mitchell died at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Dec. 13, 1930, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert E. Asbury and Ina (Snow) Asbury. She married Robert Lewis Golden on July 7, 1950, and he survives.

She was a school bus driver for the Mitchell school system; a licensed practical nurse (LPN) having worked at White River Lodge and Bedford Regional Medical Center; and was a supervisor at Stone City Christian Academy, Bedford.

She was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the Class of 1949 and a lifelong member of Faith Mission Church, Bedford.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Lewis Golden of Mitchell; three sons, John Steven (Julia) Golden of Leavenworth, Kan.; Philip (Roxann) Golden and Timothy (Alice) Golden, both of Mitchell; four daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Hiles and Robbi (Jack) Blanton, both of Bedford and Joetta (Terry) Osborne and Leann (Dale) Belcher, both of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita (Roger) Terry of Bedford and Ruth (Lawrence) Willoughby of Silver Springs, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ruby White.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Faith Mission Church in Bedford with Brother Steve Hight officiating. Burial will be in Knott Cemetery, Saturday.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be considered to ALS, Indiana Chapter (Lou Gherig’s Disease).

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

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

Joyce L. Slaughter

Sept. 1, 1949 — May 18, 2014

Joyce Lynn “Joy” Slaughter, 64, of Springville passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Sept. 1, 1949, in Anderson, she was the daughter of Edward Vernon and Violet Lorraine (Wynn) Slaughter.

She was a homemaker and a member of Springville Trinity Pentecostal Mission Church. Joyce graduated from Mitchell High School in 1968.

Surviving are sons, Lt. Col. Timothy James Atkins of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Teddy Edward Atkins of Bedford; siblings, John Edward Slaughter of Mitchell and Jane Emily Brewer of Springville; and granddaughters, Alexis Lynn Atkins  and Samantha Joy Atkins.

Her parents and a brother, Jeffrey Lee Slaughter, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Talbott Cemetery with the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating.

Memorial Gifts: Talbott Cemetery Association

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

Mary L. Godsey

Oct. 12, 1962 — May 20, 2014

Mary L. Godsey, 51, of Bedford passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born, Oct. 12, 1962, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of William and Wilma (Hadden) Melton.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed mushroom hunting and fishing. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Burgoon Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, George Edward Godsey; three daughters, Amy Kinser (Bobby), Alisha Layton (Schuyler) and Courtney Godsey (Aaron), all of Bedford; one son, James Dillman (Jessica) of Springville; five grandchildren; two sisters, Paula Thomas (John) of Bedford and Arlene Barley (Doug) of Augusta, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amanda Weber; her parents; and brothers, Bill, Henry and George Melton.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Burgoon Baptist Church, 8598 E. Burgoon Road, Bloomington.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Harold Godsey officiating.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burgoon Baptist Church.

Memories of Mary and condolences may be sent to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

Linda S. Phillips

Linda S. Phillips of Tunnelton died on Wednesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.May 21, 2014 Virginia R. Durr Dec. 19, 1930 — May 15, 2014 Virginia R. Gilstrap Tweedy Durr stepped into the loving arms of Jesus on May 15.

On Dec. 19, 1930, God blessed the world with the birth of Virginia Ruth Gilstrap. She was born to Stanley R. and Dorothy Marie Gilstrap in Lawrence County. Her childhood was blessed with 10 siblings. Her mother passed away when she was four years old. At 13, she lived on her own.

It was on Mother’s Day, 1947, that she knelt at an altar in the Bedford Nazarene Church and gave her heart to Christ. All her life was defined by her journey toward heaven, her devotion to God and her love of His Word.

On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Orville Dean Tweedy. To this union five children were born: Ronald Dean (Jamie) Tweedy, Leah Ruth (E.B.) Meek, Daniel Gene (Karen) Tweedy, David Ray Tweedy and Rachel Ann (Danny) Storm.

With a refined, polite and elegant spirit, she served her Lord as a pastor’s wife in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Iowa and Louisiana. She also served as district secretary of the Bible Missionary Church North Central District while living there.

On Nov. 3, 1984, Orville went to be with the Lord. On Dec. 6, 1985, she married the Rev. Robert L. Durr Sr. They made their home in Louisiana. She gained nine stepchildren whom she embraced as her own. Robert passed away in Henderson, Texas, on July 21, 2010.

She was preceded in death by both parents; both husbands; one son, Ronald Dean Tweedy; one grandson, Ronald Dean Tweedy Jr.; and one brother, Robert Gilstrap.

Now, heaven is blessed and has more appeal than ever it did while she was with us. We’ll see you soon, Mom.

Two funeral services were scheduled: the first was May 17 in Greenville, Texas, and the second will be in Greencastle on Saturday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. and service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. May 20, 2014 Henry R. Flinn Dec. 5, 1918 — May 18, 2014

Henry Robert Flinn, 95, of Bedford, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Dec. 5, 1918 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Richard Flinn and Maude (Eisele) Flinn. He married Alvira Katter on Nov. 29, 1941; she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 1984.

He was a lifelong farmer, having returned to the Buddha Community after attending the Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, where he farmed the rest of his working life; he was retired; he was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Richard I. (Vicky) Flinn and Robert H. (Sharon) Flinn, both of Bedford; one daughter, Wanda E. (Donald) Pipher, also of Bedford; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, John K. Flinn of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister; three brothers; and one grandson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Brother Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

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

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

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

Jason D. Cain

March 16, 1956 — May 17, 2014

Jason Dale Cain, 58, of Bedford, passed away at 2:28 a.m. on Saturday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born March 16, 1956, in San Gabriel, Calif., he was the son of Eathel Deamus (Tubal) Cain and Francis Carmen (Abbot) Cain.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Michael David (Janice) Cain of Bedford and John Louis (Teresa) Cain of California; one sister, Geraldine Carmen (James) Clark of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard Beasley and Raymond Cain; and seven sisters, Lucille Richardson, Mildred Enochs, Rita (Ruthie) Jarzombek, Linda Walker, Christine Bailey, Marilyn Cain, and Janice Cain.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at Green Hill Cemetery, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.

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

Joyce L. Slaughter

Joyce Lynn “Joy” Slaughter, 64, Springville, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.May 19, 2014 Wilma Jean Prince March 06, 1928 — May 17, 2014

Wilma Jean Prince, 86, went home to be with the Lord at 6:38 p.m. on Saturday.

Wilma was born March 6, 1928, in Monroe County to Maudie Kinser and Russell Harris. She married James Prince and he preceded her in death in 2009.

Wilma retired from RCA and she and James operated a single family rental business in Lawrence County.

She loved to fish, sew and help James with whatever project he had going at the time and there were many! Wilma fought and won a brave battle against breast cancer in the early 1970’s.

Wilma is survived by daughter, Joyce Hawkins and husband Phil; son David Smith and companion Cheryl Martin; step-daughter, Cindy Stewart and companion Joe Taylor; sister, Ellen Hamlin and husband Don; grandchildren, Troy Eads and Laura, Timmy Grubb and Rhonda, Dusty Grubb and Jessica, Terra Hignite and Randy, Misty Hawkins and Daien, Scott Billard, Rusty Smith and Jordan, Chris Smith and Mandy, Tracy Lurch and Al, Andy Smith and Brandi, Kimmie Roll and Jimmy, Tom Stewart, and J.C. Stewart, great-grandchildren, Abby and Aubrey Eads, Kyah, Makala and Shane Grubb, Braden, Dayton and Colsyn Grubb, Haylee Huff, Emilee and Whitler Hignite, Josh Pemberton, Maddie Turner, Macie and Riley Smith, Ethan Smith, Emmalee Burgess, Meranda Grubb, Anthony Grubb, Danielle Martin, Brecken Prince, Devrin Smith, Brooklyn Smith, Travis Rainey, Kaitlen Mills, Kenneth Roll, Justin, Hailey, Marissa and Ashley Stewart, T.J. Stewart and baby Morgan Hawkins arriving in June; great-great-grandchildren, Jaden Grubb, Kaysen and Maddie Luttrell, and Whitney Burke; several nieces and nephews and her faithful Yorkie “Riley.”

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; son, Danny Joe Smith; brother, Elmer Bud Kinser; sister, Esther Martin; twin granddaughters, Tina and Dena Smith at birth; great-grandson, Jonathon Shepherd; stepson, Ronnie Prince; and daughter-in-law, Becky Smith.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Henry R. Flinn

Henry Robert Flinn, 95, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.May 17, 2014 Floene Sowders July 9, 1922 — May 15, 2014

Floene (Smith) Sowders, 91, Bedford, died Thursday evening at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born July 9, 1922, in Bloomington to Perry and Etta (Glasco) Smith.

She had worked for Fines, Sarkes-Tarzian and RCA and was a homemaker.

She is survived by sons, Ted, Bud and Joe Sowders; daughters, Kay Covey, Georgia Oakley and Vickie Sparkes; sister, Grace Morron; grandchildren, Cheryl Gardner, Terri Pedro, Tom Covey, Jodi Johnston, Lisa Webb, Rusty Garrison, Angie Turner-Taylor, Charlie Turner, Teddy Sowders, Tim Sowders, Rick Sowders, Annie Sowders, Niki Sowders and Amy Sowders; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents; husband, Russel Sowders; son, Mike Sowders; brothers, Delbert, Elbert, Ethel, Lloyd and Herman Smith; sisters, Elsie Deckard, Leona Martin and Velma Kinser; and granddaughter, Mande Emery. Graveside service will be at noon Sunday at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Brother Greg Eads officiating.

Services were arranged by Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. May 16, 2014 Jack Sullivan Jr. Nov. 27, 1936 — May 15, 2014

Jack Sullivan Jr., 77, of Springville, died at 12:05 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 27, 1936 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jack E. and Tina Jane (Stannard) Sullivan. He married Catherine Mulryan on April 17, 1958, and she survives. He was employed at Extruded Alloys for 22  years and retired from Ford Aerospace in Bedford after 15 years.

He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine, of Springville; three sons, Tim Sullivan and wife Beth of Walton, Chris Sullivan of Bedford and Mike Sullivan and wife Cynthia of Wellington, Colo.; two daughters, Theresa Stuffle and husband David of Loogootee and Lori Jones of Springville; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Pete) Sullivan of Heltonville; two sisters, Kizzie Stultz of Carmel and Ramona Bivens of Florida, one sister-in-law, Maxine (Elmer) Worley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Barbara Jackson;  two brothers, Charles Sullivan and Elmer Worley; a son-in-law, Rick Jones; one sister-in-law, Ann (Pete) Sullivan; and one brother-in-law, George (Kizzie) Stultz.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at Patton Hill Cemetery with Phil Thorne officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jack at www.daycarter.com

Floene Sowders

Floene Sowders, 91, Heltonville, died at 8:33 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.May 15, 2014 Jack Sullivan Jr.

Jack Sullivan Jr., 77, Springville, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.May 14, 2014 Brenda Sue Eagan July 3, 1945 —  May 12, 2014

Brenda Sue Eagan, 68, of Bedford, died at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 3, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Erza and Mary (Lively) Brown. She married Gerald Eagan on Oct. 27, 1961, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and beloved wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald, of Bedford; a son, Jason Eagan of Bedford; two daughters, Deanna Crane and husband Richard, of Bedford, and Melissa Hamilton and husband Burt of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosetta Root and Patty Baxter, both of Bedford.

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

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Wayne P. Girdley    Wayne P. Girdley, 84, of Bloomington, passed away at 3 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Wayne was born in Bedford on Dec. 19, 1929, to Harry and Mable (Yaney) Girdley. He graduated from Bedford High School and Indiana University with a degree in Education. He was a retired Math teacher at Bloomington South High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and belonged to the Indiana Teacher’s Association and he was an avid IU basketball fan.

Wayne married Elizabeth Moore Girdley on Sept. 3, 1959, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2013.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. May 13, 2014 Cathy A. Ross Nov. 8, 1955 — May 9, 2014

Cathy Ann White Ross, 58, of Bedford died at 5:48 a.m. Friday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Nov. 8, 1955, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Betty (Harrison) White.

She was the manager of Circle K, 16th Street, Bedford and was of the Protestant Faith.

Surviving are one daughter, Wendy Krause of Bedford; grandchildren Andrew, Christopher and Mya Burris, Alexus Graves, and Mason Fisher; one sister, Cheryl Polley of Bloomington; one brother, William “Rocky” White of Seymour; three aunts, E-Bell Harrison of Bedford, Carolyn Broughton of Williams, and Pat Moore of Indianapolis; one uncle, Freddie Harrison of Bedford; her goddaughter, Jessica Graves; her godson, Harold “Boo” Leatherman; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and her friend, Gina Hancock, Bedford, her caretaker before she entered the nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Mark Sharp officiating.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguson-lee.com.

Forrest C. Collings

Oct. 28, 1924 — May 12, 2014

Forrest Chane Collings, 89, of Springville, left this world to be with his heavenly father on Monday.

Forrest was the husband of Mary E. Couch Collings. They lived most of their lives in Bloomfield where he was the Pastor of Mount Calvary church as well as a farmer on Old Sylvania road.

As his illines progressed, they moved to Springville where they were surrounded by loving family and friends. With the help of Hospice and the VA, his last few years were spent in the comfort of his home with loved ones by his side.

Forrest was a loving father to his children, Darl (Linda) Collings, Kathy (Dirus) Dustin, Karen (Kent) Couch, Ed (Kim) Couch, Phyllis (David) Stalker, Patricia (Steve) May and Rob (Trish) Couch; a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Tammy (David) Patton, Brad Collings, Linda Edwards, Charles McCullife, Amber (Ken) Litzinger, Autumn (Nick) Evans, Josh (Stephanie) Dustin, Kristen Feutz, Kayla Collings, Brad Suiters, Katie Suiters, Nathan Deatherage, Nicole Young, Matthew Young, Julie Davis, Jodie (Jason) Pike, Amy May, Paul (Trena) May, Joshua Devahey, Steve Devahey, Matthew Devahey and Sierra Devahey; also surviving are a host of great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marcia LaVonne Gallion.

Forrest was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WW II; after the war he spent time in Alaska mining and saving money to purchase land to fulfill his dream of being a farmer. He was called to become a pastor and spent the rest of his life faithfully served the Lord.

Forrest was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Thelma Jean Collings; one sister, Venita Dopher; and one infant granddaughter, Pamela Joe Collings.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sylvania Wesleyan Church and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Church.

Service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Sylvania Wesleyan Church with Pastor Bob England officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery with a military graveside service by the Solsberry American Legion Post No. 450.

The family wishes any donations be made to the local hospice.

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

Elwanda Humphreys

Oct. 27, 1923 — May 10, 2014

Elwanda Humphreys, 90, died Saturday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Oct. 27, 1923, in Burkley, Ky., she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret Etta (Nicholas) Evans. She married Hollie Leland Humphreys July 1, 1939, and he preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1999.

Besides her role as homemaker, she had worked at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation. She was a nurse’s aide and employed in hospital food service before becoming a QMA to work in private home health care. She loved her family, especially the babies!

Surviving are her children, Norma Jane Humphreys and Glen Wayne (Naomi) Humphreys, both of Orleans, Hazel Frances (Dennis) Moore of Bedford and Mary Etta (Scott) Mapes, Hollie Lee (Lesa) Humphreys and Anna Belle Dobay, all of Orleans; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Her parents; husband; and three brothers and four sisters, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Lodge’s Activities Program, 3710 Kenny Simpson Lane, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Keith Henderson

June 2, 1948 — May 9, 2014

Funeral service for Larry Keith Henderson, 65, will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff, S.C., with burial at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

Keith Henderson was born in Mitchell, to the late Vernon Henderson and the late Dorothy Henderson. He passed away on Friday.

Keith is survived by his wife of 42 years, Remy Henderson; their children, Larry Keith “L.K.” Henderson Jr., Kathy Knight and husband Garrett, and Kent Henderson and wife Rachell; three siblings, Jim Henderson, Becky Ball, and Panda Mullinax, all of Mitchell; his seven grandchildren, Taylor Barber, Grayson Barber, Aidan Henderson, Evan Henderson, Katie Henderson, Gabrielle Knight, and Gillian Knight; and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Henderson graduated from United Stated Military Academy Class of 1970. He served in the United States Army and the Vietnam War. He retired from Devro after 27 years and worked at Riverbanks Zoo.

He had a love of music with his Band of Brothers the Happy Daze; Lanny White of West Chester, Ohio, Ret. Col. Thomas Maertens of Salem, S.C., Dr. Thomas Deuker of Charleston, S.C., and Mike Glawe Esq. of Schaumburg, Ill.

A local memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Brenda S. Eagan

Brenda Sue Eagan, 68, Bedford, died at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wayne Girdley

Wayne Girdley, 84, Bloomington, died Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.May 12, 2014 Catherine Thompson Feb. 18, 1924 — May 10, 2014

Catherine L. Thompson, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William Roscoe and Ruby Rebecca (Price) Baldwin. She married William Jasper Thompson June 22, 1946, and he preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1995.

She was a homemaker and had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation. She was the Spice Valley correspondent for more than 35 years for The Mitchell Tribune and the Orleans Progress Examiner.

Catherine graduated from Mitchell High School in 1941 and was a long time member of Spice Valley Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and belonged to the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a member of the Spice Valley Homemakers Club.

Catherine was the heart of her home, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and friend.

Surviving are daughters, Donna Rae (Zeb) Rush of Huron, Rita Lynn (Denzil) Brown of Mitchell and Sharon Lee (James) Erdle of Mitchell; grandchildren, Caralynda (Chris) Pfaff, Jason (Jeri) Brown, Teresa (Terry II) Slone, Billy Erdle, Holly (Billy) Peunggate, and Ben (fiancée, Lisa) Rush; great-grandchildren, Moyra, Trey, Mylea, and Elayna Slone, Marissa and Lucas Brown, and Lydia, Clayton, Dakota, and Carson Pfaff; sisters, Betty Lavon Edwards of Greencastle and Patty Ruth (Bill) Rasnic of Veedersburg; sisters-in-law, Dortha Cooper of Mitchell and Pearl Buchanan of Mitchell; many cousins, nieces, and nephews

Her parents; husband; and brothers, William Robert Baldwin, and Donald Leroy Baldwin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spice Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Williams, the Rev. Ron Allender and the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

Elwanda Humphreys

Elwanda Humphreys, 90, Orleans, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, at White River Lodge in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: White River Lodge’s Activities Program.

Cathy A. Ross

Cathy Ann White Ross, 58, of Bedford, died Friday at Garden Villa, Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.May 11, 2014 Sandra Graber Dec. 19, 1942 — April 17, 2014

Sandra Graber, 71, of Coal City, IN, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Sandra was born to the late Mary and Charles Ellis in Orleans, IN, on December 19, 1942. She graduated from Paoli High School in 1960 and received a BA in Business Education from Indiana State University in 1992. Sandra was married to Stephen Graber on September 30, 1973, and they lived happily together for 40 years on the Graber family farm outside of Coal City.

Mrs. Graber worked as a substitute teacher in the Owen and Greene County School Districts. Sandra also was the head of the GED program that supported Owen County Schools and penal system. However, her proudest job was that of a stay at home mother and the impact she had on her three successful sons.

Sandra loved to travel and visited nearly every state in the union with her family.

Sandra was a devout Catholic and an avid reader.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Stephen Graber of Coal City; and her three sons and their wives: Erica and Christopher Graber of Denver, CO; Matthew Graber of Phoenix, AZ; and Natacha and Jonathan Graber of Nashville, TN: her brother Darrell Ellis of Bedford, IN, as well as two grandsons, Jacob and Aiden Graber of Denver, CO.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. May 17th at St. Peter’s Church in Linton, IN, followed by a luncheon and celebration of life ceremony at the Knights of Columbus building in Linton, IN. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for contributions to be made in Sandra’s honor to St. Peter’s Church Food Pantry or Owen County Animal Shelter.

Elwanda Humphreys

Elwanda Humphreys, 90, of Orleans, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Catherine L. Thompson

Catherine L. Thompson, 90, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. May 08, 2014 William E. Morthland

May 27, 1926 — May 7, 2014

William E. Morthland, 87, of Brazil, IN died at 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 27, 1926, at Valparaiso, he was the son of William and Faye Morthland. He married Hazel Green of Brazil on Feb. 19, 2006, and she survives.

Although graduating as a music teacher, he spent most of his life as an insurance adjuster and property damage specialist. Music, however, was his joy, and he spent much of his free time playing clarinet and saxophone in community bands and singing in church. He was active in the Brazil community, being involved in both the Rotary and Optimist Clubs. He served as Clay County Auditor from 1998 – 2002. He was also active in community theatre.  Bill served his country in the Navy during the end of WWII.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sue Lakin and husband Jim of Lafayette; a son, David Morthland and wife Angie of Bedford, three granddaughters, Amanda Warford, and Maggie and Dorothy Timan; and three grandsons, Eric Cox, Chris Morthland, and Aaron Butcher; and one great-grandson, Riley Cox.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack Morthland; a sister, Marie Biggs and his first wife of 58 years, Roberta Gasaway.

A memorial service will be held at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. Visitation with the family starts at 11 a.m. and continues until the memorial service.

The family requests that any donations be made to the Bedford or Brazil Rotary Clubs.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bill at moorefuneralhomes.com. Charles E. Kimmel May 13, 1923 — May 6, 2014

Charles E. Kimmel, 90, of Springville died at 5:58 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born May 13, 1923, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Clinton and Bessie Mae (Wolfinger) Kimmel. He married Roberta Perkins on Oct. 10, 1942, and she preceded him in death on March 11, 1997. He retired from NWSC Crane as general foreman over storage in ordnance after 38 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II where he participated in the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and the American Veterans Association. He loved fishing, farming and his family.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Harris and husband, Roy, and Marian Brazzell and husband, Roger, all of Mitchell; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; his dearest friend, Joan West, of Mitchell; four brothers, Jack, of Bedford, Jim and George, both of Springville and Lloyd, of Paoli; a sister, Marie Kozik of Pensacola, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter, Phyllis Vestal; a son, David Kimmel; a great-granddaughter, Grace Myers; two brothers John and Bob; a sister, Genieve Armstrong.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Delong officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Charles at www.daycarter.com.

Perry Meek

July 15, 1964 — May 3, 2014

Perry Ray Meek, 49, Bedford, passed away at his mother’s house after a short battle with cancer. He was a former employee of Westinghouse, ABB, ATR Coil and the Hard Rock Cafe.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Meek of Odon; his father, Robert (Bud) Meek, Odon; his paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Ray Meek of Odon; his maternal grandparents, Betty and Ernest Atchley Jr. of Odon.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley (Atchley) Hess of Bedford; his sister and brother-in-law, Crystal (Smith) and Steve Sanders of Bedford; nephew, Damon Meek of Odon, and three nieces, Kari (Meek) Gallager of Odon, Maranda and Heaven Sanders, both of Bedford, and step grandmother, Virginia Atchley of Odon.

Services were conducted Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Odon with burial following immediately at Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

At the end of the day, life is not about where you worked, went to school, which church you frequented or who died before you. Sure it is part of your story, but I think it is the impact you make on people that is important.

Whether good or bad, Perry left an impression on everyone he knew. No one who ever met Perry forgot him. It was not just because his name was unique, it was because he was an original.

Perry’s favorite band was AC/DC and he could do a better Angus Young impression than anyone on this planet. He loved hunting, fishing, playing basketball and drinking cold beer.

Some of you may have only known Perry when he was “partying.” Most of you will never know how polite he was (something all us kids got from watching our mother), what a memory he had for history, how crazy he was for Kari, Damon and Hev, how much he missed Steve or how much he loved mom and me. Don’t get me wrong. He was also infuriating and could make me madder than anyone ever had and was lucky not to die by my hands years ago. But that’s how it is with brothers and sisters.

Life will never be the same without him. Just as it has not been the same in the 12 years since we lost Steve. The only thing that makes this OK is knowing that Steve will be waiting for him and that someday up on the hill in Springville we will all be together and our circle will be unbroken again. May 07, 2014 Kevin Lee ‘Cowboy’ Jones Feb. 15, 1965 — May 5, 2014

Kevin Lee “Cowboy” Jones, 49, of Bedford, died at 1:15 a.m. on Monday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1965, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clifford Jones and Bill and Charlene (Phillips) Banks. He was a truck driver and loved mule riding, camping and his beloved dog, Duke.

Survivors include his children, Kacy Turpin and husband, Tim, of Bloomington, Kevin Jones, Jr. of Bloomington, Niky Jones of Mitchell and Nicole Jones of Indianapolis; his significant other, Nicole Burnett and her children, Taylor and Tyson; his siblings, Laverne Jones and wife, Sandy, of Bedford, Melissa Goodman and husband, Billy, of Bloomington, Terry Banks of Bloomington and Gerald Banks of Texas; grandchildren, Ryatt Riggle, Katelynn Turpin, unborn baby girl Turpin, Bryson Jones, Jaysen Edwards, Kaylyn Jones, Kamron Jones and Kamonnie Jones; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father and his grandparents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Oak Grove Pentecostal Church with Bro. Ronnie Frost and Bro. Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Cowboy at www.daycarter.com.

Charles Kimmel

Charles Edward Kimmel of Springville died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.May 06, 2014 Wilma B. (Polly) Skinner March 16, 1920 — May 3, 2014

Wilma B. (Polly) Skinner, 94, of Oolitic passed away on Saturday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center.

Born March 16, 1920, in Solsberry, she was the daughter of Otis and Marie (Jenkins) Sullivan.

When Wilma was a little girl, her Dad owned the grocery in Solsberry. She would go over to the store and ask for a cracker from the cracker barrel. One of the gentlemen on the liar’s bench would kid her and say “Polly want a cracker?” The nickname of Polly stuck with her for the rest of her life.

She attended Solsberry High School. She was a homemaker who had previously worked at RCA and M. Fine & Sons in Bedford. She attended New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. Wilma spent her entire life in church and never wavered in her faith and belief in God.

Wilma married Gerald H. Skinner on Jan. 26, 1936, a marriage that lasted 53 years until he preceded her in death in 1989.

Wilma is survived by one daughter-in-law, Verla Skinner of Oolitic; two grandchildren, Buddy (Dee) Skinner of South Carolina and Sherri (Dennis) Hillenburg of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Aimee (Nathan) Cross of Bloomington, Brandon (Starr) Millick of Monrovia, Erik (Heather) Millick of Ellettsville; seven great-great-grandchildren, Avery Millick, Braden Millick, Eli Fadely, Noah Hillenburg, Paige Corbett, Trenton Millick and Wren Millick; three nieces, Carole Bennett, Judy (Ron) Childers, both of Bloomington, and Imogene Baker of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Wanda Mae Drake; her husband and her only son, Gerald (Tom) Skinner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Wilma at www.daycarter.com.

Margaret K.Southern

Feb. 15, 1934 — May 3, 2014

Margaret Kathryn Southern, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 3:24 a.m. on Saturday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1934, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Archie Dale and Gertrude (Baxter) Cazee.

She married Lloyd Southern; he preceded her in death. She then married Harold Chambers.

She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Phillip Southern, of Heltonville, Steve Southern, of Florida, and Robin Chambers, of Heltonville; one daughter, Renolda Chambers, of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren, Kayla Lintz and Dustin Chambers lived with their grandmother; 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Martha Axsom, of Smithville, Cleo Matlock, of Smithville, and Mary Deckard, of Harrodsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry; one daughter, Diana; and three brothers.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery.

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

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

Kathlene Shaver

Aug. 11, 1937 —  May 4, 2014

Kathlene Shaver, 97, Noblesville and formerly of Bedford, died Saturday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road in Fishers.  A private burial is planned at Dale Cemetery in Connersville. Friends may call beginning at noon Wednesday and continuing until the time of the service.

Memorials: Salvation Army in Connersville. May 05, 2014 Nijah Joseph Sullivan Jan. 29, 2014 — May 1, 2014

Nijah Joseph Sullivan, 3 months, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 29, 2014, in Paoli, he was the son of Robert Joseph Sullivan and Shannon Jo Allen. Nijah’s short life was full of happiness with very few tears. He was adored by many and will be missed by all who knew him. He was baptized in the Peyton Manning Wing.

Survivors include his parents, of Bedford; his grandparents, Gina Sullivan and Sandy Allen; great-grandparents, Darryl and Marybeth Jenkins; great-great-grandmother, Renee Kelley; his aunts and uncles, Marty and Tina (Sullivan) Denesha, Brandy Allen, Marybeth Sullivan, Marcus and Samantha Sullivan, Tyler Eisele, Eric Sullivan, Emily Vatauw, Godmother Darnell Adams and BB Neace, Ryan (Sully) and Julie Sullivan and daughter, Rory Brooke Sullivan, Byron and Allisa Lintz, BJ and Hannah Lintz and daughter Pyper Lintz, Robyn Simpson, Tim and Deanna Zinram, Jeff Stevens, Amber and Avery Richards, Kourtney Archer, Maranna Stevens and Charli Stevens; and Godfather, Cody Combs.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at the Day & Carter  Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the family to assist with purchase of a monument.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Nijah at www.daycarter.com. May 04, 2014 Wilmer C. Hunter

Sept. 27, 1920 — May 2, 2014

The Hunter family grieves the loss of Wilmer C. Hunter, 93 years of age.

He was born in Lawrence County to George and Ida (Kern) Hunter.

After graduating from Heltonville High School in 1938, he joined his father on the family farm in the Mundell community.

On February 22, 1947, he married Sue Alice Thomas; she survives along with their seven children.

Wilmer was a life-long farmer, seeing amazing changes in technology, machinery and crop and livestock management. Three of his sons still tend the ground that was deeded by President Martin Van Buren in the Homestead Act.

Wilmer obeyed the gospel call in early life and was baptized into Christ. He taught his children and others to love and fear God. He had been a teacher for the public assembly at North Bedford Church of Christ, where he attended faithfully until his health failed.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Alice Hunter; children, Donald (Marilyn) Hunter, of Bedford, Walter (Cindy) Hunter, of Heltonville, Tom Hunter, of Heltonville, Dwight (Mona) Hunter, of Bedford, Kevin (Mary) Hunter, of Bloomington, Keith Hunter, of Heltonville and Sudie Hunter, of Heltonville; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Frank Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Winton and Maurice Hunter; one sister, Onita Hunter; one daughter-in-law, Sue Ellen Hunter; and two grandsons, Howard Dwight and Billy Hunter.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Wilma Skinner

Wilma Skinner, 94, of Oolitic, died Saturday. Services and visitation are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. May 03, 2014 Willard Sullivan Feb. 28, 1982 — May 1, 2014

Willard Sullivan, 32, of Mitchell passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Thursday at Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 28, 1982, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Patricia Sullivan. He married Kelly Carlisle on March 26, 2002; and she survives.

He was a skilled welder.

Surviving are his parents, John and Patricia Sullivan; wife, Kelly Sullivan; four children, Cameron Carlisle, Abriona Sullivan, Zayn Sullivan and Serenity Sullivan; three sisters, Rose, Amber and Elaine Sullivan; grandparents, Willard and Pearl Stiles, and Hazel Gerkin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dwight and Debbie Carlisle; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Sullivan.

Friends may call  from 10 a.m. until noon on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Herman L. Henderson

Jan. 15, 1929 — April 29, 2014

Herman Lee Henderson, 85, of Brandon, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died on Tuesday in Brandon.

Born Jan. 15, 1929, in Norman,  he was the son of Laura Cleveland “Cleve” Henderson and Ida Ellen Mikels Henderson. He married Geneva Mae Speer on April 4, 1948; she preceded him in death on June 20, 1998.

He was a graduate of Clearspring High School, Class of 1947.

He worked as a machinist and a Quality Control Specialist at Ford Motor Company, in Indianapolis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Henderson attended Calvary Tabernacle Church in Thonotosassa, Fla., and Apostolic Faith Assembly Church in Bedford.

Surviving are one son, Larry (Debbie) Henderson, of Seffner, Fla.; one daughter, Cheryl (Rick) Bunting, Brandon, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Carty of Brandon, Fla., Larry (Marcie) Henderson II of  Lake Mary, Fla., and Holly (Matthew) Chambers of Sanford, NC; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Carty, Layla Carty and Violet Chambers; and one sister, Faye Gwaltney.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Mae Speer Henderson; brothers, Olen, Opal, Roy, Earl, Floyd and Carl Starnes; and sisters, Retta Scott and Fern Mize.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, with military rites will by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Nijah J. Sullivan

Jan. 29, 2014 — May 1, 2014

Nijah Joseph Sullivan, 3 months old, son of Robert Joseph Sullivan and Shannon Joe Allen, died on Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorials: Family to assist with purchase of a monument.

Wilmer C. Hunter

Wilmer C. Hunter, 93, of Heltonville died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. May 02, 2014 Mary Rose Haverland Aug. 19, 1928 —  April 30, 2014

Mary Rose Haverland, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Aug. 19, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Maurice and Lona (Hague) Zollman. She married Phillip Frank Haverland and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of Tri Kappa Sorority.

Survivors include one daughter, Ana Bartlett and husband Jeff of Bedford; three grandsons, Mackenzie Wayne, Atticus Quinn and Jackson Nicholas Bartlett, all of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Maxine Zollman of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Jack Zollman.

At her request, cremation was chosen with private burial in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Steven R. Robbins

Sept. 17, 1944 —  April 29, 2014

Steven Ronald Robbins, 69, of Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence.

Born Sept. 17, 1944, in Daviess County, he was the son of Garrel Edwin and Martha Jane (Stevens) Robbins.

He retired from Captain D’s Restaurant in Bedford.

He graduated from Indiana University and was a member of the Outdoor Sportsman’s Club in Mitchell. He was a nature photographer, a gun enthusiast and enjoyed history, pizza, movies and chocolate.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Marie Westfall and husband Aaron of Orleans; and a sister, Rebecca Robbins-Jesse, MD, of Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Life service will be planned at a later date. For information please call daughter, Anna Westfall at (812) 865-1542 or sister, Rebecca Robbins-Jesse at (812) 388-7270.

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

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

James W. Brown

July 22, 1924 —  April 30, 2014

James William “Bill” Brown, 89, Sunbury, Ohio, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday.

The son of George W. and Burrilla Davidson Brown, Bill was born July 22, 1924 in Bedford.

A U.S. Army veteran, Bill served during World War II.

For 40 years, he owned and operated Brown’s Mower Sales & Service in Smith Valley.

He also worked as foreman for Carlisle Corporation.

He was a member of Smith Valley Baptist Church, VFW Post 5864, Greenwood and the Disabled American Veterans.

Bill is survived by his wife, Bernice Wheeler Brown of Sunbury; son, Kevin L. (Kelly) Brown of Sunbury; daughter, Pamela K. (Reese) Cartwright of Post Falls, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents; Bill was preceded in death by a son, Kendell L. Brown; brothers, Buster and Bob; sisters, Margaret, Helen and Pauline.

Pastor Bob Newlin will conduct funeral services at noon on Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

Contributions may be made to Smith Valley Baptist Church.

Willard J. Sullivan

Willard J. Sullivan, 32, Mitchell, passed away Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Herman L. Henderson

Herman Lee Henderson, 85, Brandon, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday in Brandon. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.May 01, 2014 Diane E. Inman Jan. 22, 1948 — April 30, 2014

Diane E. (Galloway) Inman, 66, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday at home surrounded by her family.

Born Jan. 22, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Basil and Leah (Needy) Galloway. She married Denny Inman and he survives.

She was a homemaker and employed at NWSC Crane for 11 years.

Diane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She loved to travel, sew, garden and was active in Lawrence County 4-H.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Denny, of Bedford; her sons, James E. Inman and Kip E. Inman and wife, Charity, all of Bedford; a daughter, Alissia Inman and her fiancé, Monte Bastin, of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Kody, Alexandra, Keaton, Danielle, Dax and Kenley; and one sister, of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Hayes Cemetery.

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

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

Paul E. Roberts

Nov. 28, 1933 — April 29, 2014

Paul Emery Roberts, 80, of Harrodsburg passed away Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born to James and Ethel (Hale) Roberts on Nov. 28, 1933, in Harrodsburg. Paul graduated in 1952 from Smithville High School and served in the US Navy. Paul married Muriel Smoot in 1953.

He was a partner with his father-in-law in Smoot & Roberts Construction. He later worked for Larry Baker Construction before retiring in 1996.

He was an active member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church and the Harrodsburg Lions Club.

Paul is survived by his wife; and two daughters, Natalie Robbins of Bloomington, and Anisha (Scott) Hendershot of Columbus; grandchildren, Alex Robbins of Bloomington, and Drake and Lynna Hendershot of Columbus; brothers, James Robert of Plainfield and Joe Roberts of Needmore; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Evelyn Brinegar and Mildred Wells; and brother, Russell Roberts.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrodsburg United Methodist Church with Matt Hinshaw and Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg with military rites conducted by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church in memory of Paul.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Richard Petermichel Sr.

July 5, 1936 — April 28, 2014

Richard Eugene Petermichel Sr., 77, of Ellettsville passed away on Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House surrounded by his beloved family.

Richard was born in Cairo, Ill., the son of John and Genevieve (Dyas) Petermichel.

Richard retired from North Lawrence Community Schools in 2001; he formerly worked at Sarkes-Tarzian as a broadcast engineer. The joys of his life were his family and his two-wheeler trips exploring this country.

Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith; and three children, Richard E. (Vicki) Petermichel Jr. of Bloomington, Christina (Lito) Clemente  of Indianapolis and Cynthia (Steve) Shearon  of Denver, Colo.; brother, David (Judy)  Petermichel of Rocheport, Mo.; brother- and sister-in-law, Albert and Theresa Boykin of Pascagoula, Miss.;  eight grandchildren: Jameson (Kylea Moore) Petermichel , Megan (Brandon) Fehrenbach, Nicholas (Courtney Benejam) Shearon, Danielle Shearon, Gabriela Clemente, Cooper Shearon, Griffin Shearon, and Dylan Clemente, one great-grandchild, Neva Fehrenbach; plus several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.

There will be no visitation; a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice House or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Southern Indiana Cremation Society, LLC.

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