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Obituaries – November 2013

Obituaries – November 2013

November 30, 2013 Maj. W. David Higgins Sept. 27, 1940 — Nov. 27, 2013 Major W. David Higgins, 73, of Bedford, passed away at 7:48 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1940 in Bicknell, he was the son of Landis and Edith (Elgan) Higgins. He married Velna Darlene Hutchings on March 5, 1960 and she survives. He was a officer with the Salvation Army for nearly 40 years. He had been a pastor at Silverville Baptist Church for six years. Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Bedford; one son, David Higgins and wife Stacey of Bedford; one daughter, Karen VanLandingham of Bedford; six grandchildren, Heather Umphress, Randall and David VanLandingham, Allison Kerr, and Bailey and Sydney Higgins; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and four sisters. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the First Church of God in Bedford with Pastors Leonard Sankey, David Crosley and Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Monday at the First Church of God. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of David at www.daycarter.com. Jay D. Rigger Aug. 27, 1969 — Nov. 27, 2013 Jay Donavon Rigger’s spirit was freed to begin his next journey for God’s plan on Wednesday. He was the only son of Bonita JoEllen Chastain Rigger, born on Aug. 27, 1969, in Chatanooga County, Ga. He was employed by Mullis Petroleum and was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club. He married Lori Ann Denton on June 3, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife, Lori Ann Rigger of Bedford; his greatest accomplishment, his daughter, Haleigh Dawn Rigger of Carmel,; his four-legged companion, Dottie Girl; one sister, Lorrie (Dave) Carpenter; three nephews, Joey David Carpenter, Ricky (Carrie) Carpenter and Scott (Sue) Carpenter; a niece, Misty Carpenter; aunts, Beverene Hutton of Newton and Susanne Chastain of Fairfax, Va.; uncles, Delmar (Marjorie) Chastain of Bloomington and Donald Lowell (Barbara) Chastain of Moline, Ill.; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonita; his maternal grandparents, Myrtle and Renzo Chastain; an uncle, Dellas Chastain; and an aunt, Burdena Jewell “Meme” Chastain. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jay at www.daycarter.com. Evelyn Hall Evelyn Hall, 72, Bedford, died at 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. November 28, 2013 Mary Ann Grona June 12, 1941 — Nov. 26, 2013 Mary Ann McKeaigg Grona, 72 of Bedford, went to heaven to be with her family on Tuesday at Indiana University Health, Bedford. Born June 12, 1941, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jasper and Elizabeth Fern (Brock) McKeaigg. She married Robert “Bob” Grona on Feb. 4, 1966, and he survives. She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and had worked at RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Leesville; Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion in Bedford and member of Eastern Star, Brownstown. Surviving are her husband, Bob Grona of Bedford; her mother, Elizabeth Fern McKeaigg of Lawrence County; one brother, Larry (Gloria) McKeaigg of Jackson County; two granddaughters, Breana Grona and Sarah Elizabeth Hyatt, both of Kathleen, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Melanie (Lee) Grona Hyatt, Kathleen, Ga.; two nieces, Robbin Brock Ricketts of Bedford and Nedra Brock (Scott) Fleetwood of Heltonville; two nephews, Shannon (Kyla) Brock and Brandon (Lisa) McKeaigg, both of Bedford; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; one daughter, Deborah Ann Mills; one son, James Edward Grona; an uncle, Jerry Brock; and her first husband, Dewey Mills. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Paul Newman officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Martha Hilderbrand Nov. 16, 1924 — Nov. 26, 2013 Martha Hilderbrand, 89, of rural Hope, died November 26 at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood. She was born in Bloomington, the daughter of Rolley and Ethel Glassco, and grew up in Lawrence County. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, George; six children, Vernon (Lori) of Virginia, Jerry (Sharon) of South Carolina, Mary Frazier (Jim) of Michigan, Patricia Puckett (Dale) of Florida, Judy Baker, (Alex) of Florida, and Teresa Hensley (Jeff) of Columbus; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Flatrock Baptist Cemetery. Mildred Elkins Feb. 15, 1933 — Nov. 26, 2013 Mildred (May) Elkins, 80, of Bedford, died at 6:33 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Frank L. Chapman April 14, 1935 — Nov. 23, 2013 Frank L. Chapman, 78, North Las Vegas, Nev., died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday at his residence. A private family service will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation in Mitchell is handling arrangements. November 27, 2013 Dumon McCain April 8, 1999 — Nov. 25, 2013 Dumon “DumonStrong” McCain, 14, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Monday following his courageous battle with cancer. Born April 8, 1999, in Louisville, he was the son of Keith McCain and Amy E. McNeely. He attended Bedford Middle School and loved life, fishing, hunting, camping, video games, his pets, stuffed animals and his barbecued ribs. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His latest passion was motorcycles. Dumon loved spending his free time at the Bedford Police Department where he was an honorary police chief. Dumon set a good example by smiling all the time, never complaining and he loved making people smile. He spent seven summers at Indian Summer Camp in Bagdad, Ky. He took an Air Evac. Helicopter ride, rode in the sidecar of a Harley Davidson with two hundred plus bikes and was really able to experience a lot in his short time with us, thanks largely to our community. He was an active member of the Lawrence County Relay For Life and worked on fundraisers to assist others fighting cancer. Survivors include his mother, Amy of Bedford; his father, Keith of Louisville; one sister, Araina McCain of Bedford; three brothers, Keith McCain Jr., DeAndre McCain and Keshaun McCain of Kentucky; his mamaw, Laura McNeely of Orleans; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his Indian Summer Camp family. He was preceded in death by his maternal papaw, Johnny McNeely; his paternal grandparents, Kimbrew and Catherine McCain. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the DumonStrong Fund c/o Hoosier Hills Credit Union. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dumon at www.daycarter.com. John H. Tirey Sept. 16, 1926 — Nov. 22, 2013 John H. Tirey, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Friday at his residence. He was born in Mitchell on Sept. 16, 1926, to George and Ada (Smith) Tirey. John married Mary Alice (Cobb) Tirey on Nov. 19, 1947, in Bedford and she preceded him in death on July 2, 2008. John was a graduate of Mitchell High School, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, he worked on Monon Railroad, then was co-owner of Nick’s Tire Service in Oolitic, and he also worked with his brother Alvy Tirey as a carpenter. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Nester; one grandson, Michael Embree; one granddaughter, Cindy Moreland; great-grandchildren, Tucker Embree, Reese Embree, Presley Moreland and John Wyatt Moreland; brothers, Wayne (Charlotte) Tirey, Robert (Pam) Tirey, Larry (Shirley) Tirey, and Don (Marilyn) Tirey; and sisters, Rhea Anderson, Dee (Bob) Grubb, and Phyllis (Bob) Tucker. Cremation was chosen with no services. Burial was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mildred Elkins Feb. 15, 1933 — Nov. 26, 2013 Mildred (May) Elkins, 80, of Bedford, died at 6:33 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence. Born Feb.15, 1933 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Bill and Mary May. She married Carroll Elkins in February 1950 and he preceded her in death. She retired as a group leader for Thomson/RCA in Bloomington after 30 years of service. She was active in the Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading. Survivors include three sons, Mike Elkins, Steve Elkins and wife Debbie and Rick Elkins; a daughter, Cathy Colvin; grandchildren, Darren, Kathleen, Casandra, Lacy, Chris and Shelly; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, Gary Elkins. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mildred at www.daycarter.com. Wanda L. Simons Nov. 25, 1925 — Nov. 26, 2013 Wanda Lee Simons, 88, passed away at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born Nov. 25, 1925, in LaSalle, Ill., she was the daughter of Arthur W. and Lucretia (Wagner) Cowell. She married George R. Simons Oct. 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death March 2, 2006. Wanda was a licensed practical nurse and a 1944 graduate of Westville High School in Westville, Ill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and enjoyed quilting and traveling. Surviving are a daughter, Caroline Dell (Jim) McShane of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Sharon (Don) Fortner of Jasper; sister, Nancy (Don) Fairchild of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; grandchildren, Chad (Ellen) Cord, Scottsdale, Ariz., Jessica (Greg) Kearsey of Austin, Texas, Shannon (Kyley) Wood of Jasper and Raymond (Shandi) Simons of Indianapolis; and 13 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husband; son, Ray Simons; and siblings, Betty Cowell and William Cowell, preceded her in death. A private family service will be in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Mary Grona Mary Grona, 72, Bedford, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. November 26, 2013 Rita Baker Holt May 21, 1963 — Nov. 24, 2013 Rita “Susie” Baker Holt, 50, of Bedford died at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday at the Bloomington Hospice House. Born May 21, 1963, in Oakland, Calif., she was the daughter of Kenneth E. Sr. and Wanda (Farris) Baker. She married Robert “Scott” Holt on Sept. 26, 1987, and he preceded her in death on June 17, 2007. She was a homemaker and was self-employed. She loved riding Harleys, spending time with grandchildren and helping others. She was of the Christian faith. Surviving are her parents of Bedford; two sons, Ricky (Robin) Holmes of Springville and Eric (Cherie) Holmes of Bedford; one daughter, Sarita Holt of Bedford; one brother, Joe Baker of Bedford; four grandchildren, Tyler, Cruz, C’Aira and Celina Holmes; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Wanda; two brothers, Kenny Jr. and Tony “Chopper” Baker. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at Judah Cemetery. Friends may call from 4–7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Joyce P. Hedrick June 16, 1937 — Nov. 24, 2013 Joyce Patsy Hedrick, 76, of Bedford died Sunday at her residence. Born June 16, 1937, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Herschel and Alice (Canada) Lake. She married Robert O. Hedrick and he survives. She was a nurse’s aide at Westview Manor in Bedford. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Bedford; one daughter, Joyce Annette Fristoe of Bedford; one son, Robert Hedrick Jr. of Bedford; one grandson, Jarron Reed Lane of Bedford; and two sisters, Bernice Johnson of Bloomington and Jane Eagan of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two children (in infancy). Cremation was chosen. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Southern Care Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joyce at www.daycarter.com. Dennis Miller Nov. 5, 1947 — Nov. 23, 2013 Dennis Miller, 66, of Oolitic passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday at his residence. He was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 5, 1947, to Robert M. and Hester A. (Anderson) Miller. He married Becky Diehl on Dec. 16, 1967, at Gulletts Creek Church in Needmore, and she survives. Dennis was a graduate of Oolitic High School in 1966. Dennis worked 30 years at Kaiser/IMCO Aluminum, and also worked for the North Lawrence Community Schools. Survivors include his wife, Becky Miller of Oolitic; and three sons, Brad Miller of Bedford, Brian Miller of Minnesota, and Brent Miller of Bedford. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; and Aunt Alma Copeland. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Dumon McCain Dumon “DumonStrong” McCain, 14, Bedford, died Monday at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. November 25, 2013 Patsy L Smitz Dec. 13, 1942 — Nov. 23, 2013 Patsy Lavon Smitz, 70, of Bedford, died at 1:49 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford. Born Dec. 13, 1942, in Jeffersonville, she was the daughter of Edmond and Julia Ann Catherine (Voyles) Morris. Patsy was a consumer of Stone Belt and had been a resident of Blackstone Group Residence, Bloomington, before becoming a resident of Garden Villa, Bedford. She was very active in resident activities, especially bowling, and had worked several places including the laundry department of Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, and Bloomington area restaurants, including Starbucks and Arby’s. She is survived by three sisters, Sue (Mick) Reynolds, Brenda Davis and Sherry Stroud, all of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dorothy Elizabeth, in infancy; and her maternal grandparents, John and Sophia Voyles. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gary Mesarosh, Michael S. Reynolds, Ethan M. Reynolds, Mick Reynolds and Eddie Robbins. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Stephanie Nickless Nov. 26, 1970 — Nov. 24, 2013 Stephanie Goins Nickless, 42, of Bedford, passed away Sunday at her residence. She was born on Nov. 26, 1970, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Olen Goins and Lynn Goins-Stein. She was an ordained minister and food pantry worker; she served many churches throughout Lawrence County. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Olen and Ruby Goins of Bedford; one brother, Toby Bulliner of Bedford; uncle, Tom East of Bedford; and several aunts and uncles of Sneedville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Perry and Adeline (Eker) East and Brownlow and Cora Goins; and several aunts and uncles Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. A special thanks to her caregivers. Connie Parkes Oct. 17, 1946 — Nov. 24, 2013 Connie Parkes, 67, of Bedford, passed away peacefully among her loving family on Sunday morning. Connie was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Bedford, to Harold Allen and Madeline George-Allen. Connie married Larry Joe Parkes on Oct. 24, 1964, and he survives. Connie graduated from Shawswick High School with the Class of 1964. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and devoted grandmother. She was a member of the Fairview Community Church and had attended the First Church of God. Connie loved vacationing with her family in the Smoky Mountains and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Connie was a very giving person. She volunteered at Dunn Memorial Hospital as a “pink lady.” She also was involved in a committee to help people overcome alcohol and substance abuse. Connie loved animals, especially her cats. Her love of the outdoors always had her spending time at Spring Mill State Park with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Larry Dean Allen, William (Bill) Allen, Harold Allen Jr. and John Doyle Allen. Connie is survived by her husband, Larry Joe Parkes; two sons, Donnie Joe Parkes and wife Jamie of Mitchell and Darren Scott Parkes and wife Natalie of Fishers; one daughter, Katrina Runge and husband Mark, of Tampico; two brothers, Darrell Allen of Pendleton and Robert Allen and wife Valerie, of Bedford; one sister, Wanda Kay Hostetter and husband Gary; and seven grandchildren, Ashley Renee Harden, Jesse Ryan Harden, Dustin M. Parkes, Katherine Lynn Runge, Austin Joe Parkes, Jennifer Elizabeth Runge, and Amber Nicole Parkes. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. The family would like to thank the Critical Care Unit staff at IU Health Bloomington Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion shown them. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Connie at www.daycarter.com. Rita S. Holt Rita S. Holt, 50, Bedford, died at 7:55 a.m. Sunday at Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Joyce Hedrick Joyce Hedrick, 76, Bedford, died Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. November 23, 2013 Gerhard W. Gaiser Dec. 22, 1929 — Nov. 22, 2013 Gerhard W. “Gary” Gaiser, 83, Bedford, died at 3:25 a.m. on Friday. Born Dec. 22, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Gottlieb and Frieda (Streif) Gaiser. He retired as the owner of Stone Clad Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and World War II. He was a life-long member of the Elks Lodge, Lane Technical High School Alumni Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion of Mitchell, Oolitic V.F.W., Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club, Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge and the Air Force Association. He was the former director of The Indiana Limestone Institute, a former member of The Construction Specifications Institute, former vice president of The Indiana Limestone Co. and an Eagle Scout. Survivors include the mother of their children, Betty (Merten) Gaiser of Bedford; two sons, Daniel Gaiser (Martha) of Holland, Mich., and Gary Gaiser (Sara) of Pella, Iowa; five daughters, Laurie Cooper and Lulu Sargent (Dave), all of Bedford, Jeanne Davis (David) and Patty Brown (Dave), all of Williams, and Diane Maddox (Ted) of Bedford; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Hans Gaiser of Wheaton, Ill.; a sister, Margaret Peckel of Glen Ellyn, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Eric Michael Gaiser; a son-in-law, David Cooper; his wife, Wilma and his companion, Rae Ann Gardner. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 25, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Gary at www.daycarter.com. Kenneth H. Nicholson July 8, 1945 — Nov. 21, 2013 Kenneth H. “Butch” Nicholson, 68, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Born July 8, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of David and Anna Mae (Boone) Nicholson Sr. He married Ann Dolores Ball on July 28, 1980. He retired as supervisor from the maintenance department at Mitchell Community Schools and was a 1964 graduate of Heltonville High School. Butch was an avid fan of IU Basketball and NASCAR racing. Surviving are his wife, Ann Nicholson of Huron; children, Bridget Deckard of Bedford, Brad Nicholson, of Bloomington and Butch J. (Rhiannon) Nicholson of Franklin; eight grandchildren; siblings, John (Phyllis) Nicholson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Stanley (Mattie) Nicholson of Heltonville, David (Linda) Nicholson and Steve (Vivian) Nicholson, both of Bedford, Randall (Beth) Nicholson of Mitchell, Paula (Warren) Bartlett of Bloomfield, LuAnne Faubion and Donna (Leon) Bilbrey, both of Heltonville, Becky (Jim) Hicks of Bedford, Vicki (Elmer) Stidam of Norman, Beth (Jim) Wubben of Columbus and Gina (Wendell) Smith of Heltonville; and 46 nieces and nephews. His parents; and sisters, Judy Todd and Micki Nicholson, preceded him in death. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. November 22, 2013 Michael Palmiter Oct. 16, 1944 — Nov. 17, 2013 Michael D. Palmiter, 69, of Williams, passed away on Sunday at his residence. Born Oct. 16, 1944, in South Bend, he was the son of J. Dale and Venda (Pilkington) Palmiter. He married Kathleen Moorhead on March 31, 1987, in Bedford; and she survives. He was a graduate of Central High School in South Bend. He is a retired police officer for the city of South Bend. He was a member of FOP No. 36 in South Bend. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Palmiter, of Williams; one daughter, Heather Palmiter, of Mishawaka; one son, Wade Neiswender, of Garland, Texas; a stepson, Paul McKee of Fishers; and four grandchildren. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Kenneth Nicholson Kenneth “Butch” Nicholson, 68, died Thursday afternoon at his residence. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen. Gerhard W. Gaiser Gerhard (Gary) W. Gaiser, 83, Bedford, died at 3:25 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Hospice in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. November 21, 2013 D. Dwayne Wood Dec. 9, 1962 — Nov. 19, 2013 D. Dwayne Wood, 50 of Bedford, passed away at 2 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence. Born Dec. 9, 1962, in Milton, Fla., he was the son of William D. and Myrtle (Daughtry) Wood. He worked construction and for paving companies. Surviving are two sons, William Wood and Cory Wood; two daughters, Amber and husband Eric Webb and Rachael Wood, all of Bedford; three stepsons, Sean Meadows and fiancé Bailey, Dylan Meadows, and Ethan Meadows, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Jorge and Christopher Clark of Alabama, and Evan Webb of Bedford; one stepgrandson, Kayden Meadows of Bedford; three sisters, Geri Williams of Burkesville, Ky., Elethia (Runt) Parsley of Springville, and Jenny Wood of Sebring, Fla.; and one brother, Kenneth Wood and wife Marilyn of Lake Wales, Fla. He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Danielle Wood; and one brother, Bill Wood. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. November 20, 2013 Hazel Mahan Dec. 6, 1924 — Nov. 19, 2013 Hazel Dalton Mahan, 88, of Bedford, died at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Emma (Deckard) Sipes. She married Louis Dalton on Feb. 2, 1946; he died July 29, 2000; she married Virgil Mahan on June 20, 1972; he died May 22, 2000. She had worked at RCA in Bloomington and was a homemaker. She was a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca. Surviving are two daughters, Mona Gayle Tallent of Bedford and Linda (Garry) Fisher of Campbellsburg; two sons, Larry (Karen) Dalton and Leonard Dalton, both of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Sonya Kirk and Nancy Cauffman, both of Michigan; 24 grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Martha Sipes of Heltonville. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers; one son, William Joseph Southern; and both husbands. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca, with Pastor Bill Johnson and Brother Kevin Maberry officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Memorial contributions may be considered to Hilltop Pentecostal Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Patricia A. Hoff Sept. 28, 1941 — Nov. 18, 2013 Patricia A. Hoff, 72, of Bedford, died at 10 p.m. on Monday at her residence. Born Sept. 28, 1941, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Lera (Helms) Flynn. She married Larry Hoff in 1960 and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include three sons, Tim Barrett and wife Susie of Greene County, Garry Hoff and wife Camille of Seymour and Terry Hoff and wife Dana of Bedford; five grandchildren, Joshua Richardson, Ashley Harper, Nathen, Danielle and Samuel Hoff; four great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Isabella Richardson, Dylan and Devin Harper; two brothers, Gerald and Jack Flynn both of Bloomington; and one sister, Donna Price of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Tamara Koontz. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Overbey officiating. Committal service will be at 1 p.m. in Garrison Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Patricia at www.daycarter.com. James G. Baer Dec. 3, 1925 — Nov. 18, 2013 James Gordon Baer, age 87, passed away Monday at his home in Bedford. He was born on Dec. 3, 1925, in Bedford, to Carl Robert Baer and Dorothy Bennett Baer. He was their third child. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Jeanne Baer Owens and Robert Baer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Elrod Baer in 1997. They were married for 50 years. Jim then married, Anna Mae Dorsett Baer in 1999. She survives. He is also survived by his son, Jeffrey Baer and wife Sharon of Plainfield; son, Joseph and wife Barba Baer of Bloomington; and grandchildren, Jacob, Julia, and Joshua Baer. Also surviving are Anna Mae’s children which Jim fondly referred to as his own: daughter, LeeAnna and husband Mike Trueblood; granddaughter, Lori and husband Trevor Rynders; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Emmi, Chase and Trace Rynders of Bedford. Jim was not only proud of his family but also of his committed service as an employee of Public Service Indiana (now Duke Energy) from which he retired in 1988 after 40 years of service. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, where he served active duty in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford and had served as a deacon in the past. Jim loved life and spending time with family. He will be missed and his memory and values long cherished by those who knew him. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Chapel in Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield. Calling will be from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements entrusted to Hampton Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Bedford. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to IU Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice for their support and care. Online condolences may be sent to the Baer family at www.hamptongentry.com/ Wilma I. Fields July 17, 1922 — Nov. 19, 2013 Wilma Irene Ragsdale Fields, 91, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford. Born July 17, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David L. and Millie Odessa “Dessie” (Kindred) Ray. She married Mansil Ragsdale in 1938 and he preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1981. Her second marriage was to Howard Fields on June 1, 1988. Wilma had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing, Sarkes-Tarzian, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Howard Fields of Bedford; daughters, Charleen Vestal of Orleans, Connie (Terry) Myers of Springville; stepchildren, Kenny Fields of Indianapolis, Mary Stella Russell of Florida, George (Vanessa) Fields of Jeffersonville, Suzanna Stepp of Florida, Joe (Debbie) Fields of Greenwood, Bruce Fields of Florida and Dean Fields of Florida; 33 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Her parents; first husband; daughters, Brenda Fisher and Joyce Williams; son, Gilbert Dean “Gibby” Ragsdale; and siblings, Violet E. Reynolds, Katherine McPherson, Thelma Hayes Ingram, Lena Pearl Chastain, Dorothy Todd, Treva Hart, David H. Ray, and John J. Ray, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions: Wilma Fields Memorial Fund c/o Johnson Christian Village. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Casketbearers: Steve Vestal, Daniel Rittichier, Troy Williams, Jeremy Myers, Jeff Jenkins, Scott Emmons, Jason Hardin, Donny Wright. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Paul F. Hardwick July 26, 1922 — Nov. 16, 2013 Paul F. Hardwick, age 91 of Florida, passed away at his home at 10 p.m. on Saturday, after eluding stage four prostate bone cancer for 19 months. He resided in Florida with his wife Rose Etta (Stafford) Hardwick, his wife of 70 plus years. He was the son of Homer and Alta Pearl (Mann) Hardwick. He had two older brothers, Charles and Lowell. His immediate family preceded him in death, but wife Rose survives. Paul was also preceded in death by two sons, Jon Thomas and Michael Paul. Both were career well decorated United States Marines and Mike retired to serve his country as an employee of Raytheon until his death. Survivors include a daughter Patricia (Pat) Sharp, Site Administrator for the Oakland City and Ivy Tech Bedford Campus; grandchildren, Michael P. Hardwick Jr. (Christina) of Florida, Curtis (Erica) Hardwick of California, Brian Hardwick of Arizona, Sean Sharp (Marybeth) of Washington D.C., Sarah (John) Goulart of Tennessee and Matthew Hardwick of Florida; three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; and daughters-in-law, Nancy Hardwick of Tennessee and Susan Hardwick of Florida. Mr. Hardwick graduated from Needmore High School in 1941, then he worked as a carpenter’s helper for the U.S. Army both at Charlestown Dupont plant and Camp Atterbury. After completing Civilian Pilot Training at Notre Dame, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served 31 months as a diesel technician in the Pacific Theatre and was discharged as a 2nd Class Petty Officer in 1946. The GI Bill afforded Paul the means to begin his academic pursuits at IU in 1946. He completed a BS degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, with honors, in 2 years and 8 months in 1949. He began that fall teaching and coaching at Shawswick High School. Two years later, he served at Tunnelton High School. Then he taught and coached at Heltonville High School where the basketball team won the only County Tourney on record in 1954. Upon refusing the principalship at Heltonville, Mr. Hardwick enjoyed a two-year stint at BJHS. From 1956-1977, Paul was chairman of science department, started competitive science fairs, sponsored the science club and enjoyed outstanding students who became doctors, dentists, vets, nurses, lawyers, and two astronauts. He enjoyed all his students and still shared vivid experiences from each school setting as often as allowed until his death. Remaining a student himself, he earned a master degree in education administration from IU and a master degree in biological science from Purdue as a National Science Scholarship Foundation recipient. He was very proud of the academic accomplishments of his family. His children shared six degrees earned and the grandchildren’s 12 degrees earned. Paul and Rose shared “Valley View Ranch” in the Fayetteville area of Lawrence County and raised black angus cattle and rode a motorcycle for fun. Upon retirement, Paul and Rose learned to avidly play golf. Paul renewed his love of flying by earning his pilot license at age 65. He was a longtime member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. He was an avid fisherman, devoted father and husband, and a gentleman who looked for opportunities to mentor and motivate success. Paul had prayed to pass away at home, in his right mind, in his sleep and before the onset of the unmerciful pain of the disease. And, The Lord showed His mercy in delivering him as he had hoped. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in his name or to The Boys and Girls Club of Bedford, Indiana. (2009 19th St, Bedford, In 47421 Attn: Tammy Bailey). Darrell W. Southern May 5, 1952 — Nov. 17, 2013 Darrell Wayne Southern, 61, passed away in his home in St. Marys, Georgia, on Sunday after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Darrell was born in Bedford on May 5, 1952, to Wayne M. Southern and Callie Wray Southern. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1970 and later received an associate’s degree in electronics from IET in Paducah, Ky. He was married to Barbara Jean Miller of Paducah, Ky., in Bedford on Feb. 3, 1973. Darrell retired from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on Sept. 1, 2009, where he had worked as an electronic mechanic in the Trident Refit Group. He also had previously worked at NAD Crane near Bedford and Naval Avionics in Indianapolis in similar assignments. Darrell was enjoying retirement with his wife Barbara and their two Shih Tzus, Tucker and Sam, when he fell ill. The courageous manner in which he fought cancer, never losing his sense of humor, has been absolutely inspirational to his friends and family. He did more to cheer all of us up during these difficult times than we could have ever hoped to do for him. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two brothers, Steve Southern of New Boston, Mich., and Gary Southern of Livonia, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Richard Buckner Nov. 22, 1934 — Nov. 16, 2013 Richard Buckner, 78, died Saturday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center. A memorial service will be from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at Mitchell Manor. November 19, 2013 James H. McFarlan June 21, 1945 — Nov. 16, 2013 James H. “Jim” McFarlan, 68, of Bedford, passed away at 3:28 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born June 21, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Raymond and Marie (Chastain) McFarlan. He married Sandy Neal on May 7, 1981; and she survives. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1964. He was employed at NSWC Crane as a Project Technician, where he retired in 2011. He continued working for two years for SAIC. He was also an EMT for Dunn Hospital Ambulance Service for over 20 years, and was the primary EMS Instructor. He was past chief of the Huron Volunteer Fire Dept. in the mid 1970’s before becoming a member of the Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department, as their medical officer, starting in June 2003. He was Firefighter of the Year, 2010. He was of the Nazarene faith. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge F&AM and the 32nd degree Mason. He loved fishing, camping, and restoring John Deere tractors. Surviving are his wife, Sandy of Bedford; three sons, James Edward (Natalie) McFarlan of Bedford, Patrick Spaulding of Bedford, and Christopher McFarlan of Bloomington; two daughters, Jamie Kelley of Tampa, Fla., and Tammy Marcin, of North Carolina; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce McFarlan, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a memorial service with the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association at 7 p.m. and there will be Masonic Rites held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Wilbert Sebree March 25, 1940 — Nov. 18, 2013 Wilbert Sebree, 73, of Bedford, passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Monday at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis on March 25, 1940, to Wilbert R. and Clara Belle (Swann) Sebree. Survivors include one daughter, Audrey Bough of Bedford; one son, Scott Sebree of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Zachary Mundy, Jacob Mundy, Hannah Bough and Emily Bough, all of Bedford, and Kennedy Maria Sebree, Gabriel Alexander Sebree, and Noah Scott Sebree, all of Bloomington; two sisters, Carol Ann Sebree of Indianapolis and Diann (Steve) Long of Bloomington; and one brother, Tim Sebree of Williams. Wilbert was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, David Sebree. Cremation was chosen. Private family services will be held at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Marjorie G. Conaway July 21, 1924 — Nov. 18, 2013 Marjorie G. “Marg” Conaway, 89, Martinsville, passed from this life on Monday at Meadow Lakes in Mooresville. She also lived in Bedford at the Bliss House, assisted living for six years. She was born July 21, 1924, in Freeport to the late John C. and Doris E. (Freeman) Sullivan. “Marg” as referred to by her many friends, was the most thoughtful and caring person around. She enjoyed helping others in need. Her volunteer work included being a driver for the Red Cross and the Martinsville Area Senior Center for 25 years and volunteering her time at the Morgan County Memorial/IU Health Morgan Hospital. She took great joy in dancing and playing the organ. Her memberships included the Pollyanna Club; Lioness Club and the Centennial Christian Church, Martinsville. She graduated with the Class of 1942 from Morristown High School and later married Roy E. Conaway on Jan. 24, 1945; he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1984. She then married Kenneth R. Curry on Sept. 10, 1987; he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1997. She spent most of her life as a dedicated mother, mamaw and great grandma and worked as an Avon representative for 12 years. She leaves behind many friends and her loving family including one son, Ronald E. Conaway of Martinsville; daughter, Kathryn Astrike (husband, Jim) of Noblesville; sister, Linda L. Sullivan Phillips of Zionsville; grandchildren, Derek Astrike (wife, Shannon), Tisha Astrike (husband, Brant), Clint Conaway (wife, Colleen) and Emily Conaway (husband, David) and great-grandchildren, Lexi and Shane Astrike, Madeline and Sophia Gaumer, Michelle and Elia Conaway and Marshall, Madox and Major Tidd. She was preceded in death by her parents, late husbands and one stillborn sister, Shirley Sue Sullivan. Family and friends are invited to visit from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday at the Centennial Christian Church, 1510 Centennial Rd., Martinsville. Pastor George Sites will officiate at a service celebrating her life at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. No. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com. Patricia A. Hoff Patricia A. Hoff, 72, Bedford, died at 10 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Wilma I. Fields Wilma Irene Ragsdale Fields, 91, passed away at 3:40 a.m. today at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 18, 2013 Dorothy J. Lambrecht March 21, 1940 — Nov. 15, 2013 Dorothy J. “Dottie” Lambrecht, 73, Clifford, died at 7:53 a.m. on Friday at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Born March 21, 1940 in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Herbert “Rip” Miller and Dorothy Elma (Isaacs) Miller. She married Bill Lambrecht on June 12, 1960 and he survives. Dottie was a member of the Hartsville Baptist Church and formerly was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hope for 30 years. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and loved to travel. She was formerly employed as a caterer for Winchester Weddings at Hope. Surviving with her husband, Bill of Clifford are sons, Michael (Tammy) Lambrecht of Scipio and Mark (Emily) Lambrecht of Columbus; daughters, Kimberly (Bruce) Beecher of Columbus and Karen (Todd) Franklin of Chester, Va.; a brother, James (Susie) Miller of Manitowac, Wis.; grandchildren, Ryan Beecher, Alison Beecher, Spencer Franklin, Rachel Franklin, Carter Lambrecht, Macy Lambrecht, Alexandra Reynolds and Lillian Reynolds; and great-grandchildren, Keiran Perera, Koda Beecher and Averie Beecher. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus with Tim Tallent officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Preferred memorials: Hartsville Baptist Church Building Fund or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Guests may view her video after 4 p.m. today, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via www.jewellrittman.com. November 17, 2013 Edith Rosetta Sears Aug. 5, 1924 — Nov. 14, 2013 Edith Rosetta Sears, 89, of Bedford, passed away Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford. She was born on August 5, 1924, in Linton, Indiana; she was the daughter of Barney Ellis and Ethel Loraine (Swaggerty) Goodson. Edith was a housewife and farmer. She had worked as a waitress and cook for the Elks Lodge, American Legion and Bob Evans. Edith was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. Surviving family members include: daughter Yvonne Stewart; two sisters Donetta Denman and Madonna Bailey; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Forrest Harvey Sears; two sons Howard Irvin Sears and Gayle Conrad Sears; and three sisters Laveda Lavern Goodson, Irene “Bunny” Rose and Louise Speltz. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2013, at Hanson Cemetery with Charlie Scott officiating. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Anita L. Asbery March 16, 1961 — Nov. 15, 2013 Anita L. Asbery, 52, of Bedford, passed away on November 15, 2013, at her residence. Born March 16, 1961, in Bedford, Indiana, she is the daughter of Woodrow and Mary (Daugherty) Cassidy. She married Richard Asbery on January 29, 1993; and he survives. She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and she was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Richard Asbery, of Bedford; her mother, Mary Cassidy, of Bedford; one sister, Teresa (Moe) Keith, of Bedford; one brother William J. (Patty) Cassidy, of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father; daughter, Lisa Cassidy; two sisters, Rita Lane and Carla Adams; and one brother, Michael Cassidy. Friends may call on Monday, November 18, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. November 16, 2013 Nicholas B. Hampton Aug. 25, 1980 — Nov. 13, 2013 Nicholas B. Hampton, 33, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Bedford, died peacefully and unexpectedly Wednesday at his mother’s residence. Born Aug. 25, 1980, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Brian Hampton and Nancy (Benham) Hampton Goode. He was a seed collector for Missouri Wildflower Nursery, Jefferson City, Mo., and a lifelong member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, where he attended grade school and was an altar server. Nicholas had a passion for living and was a devoted friend. He enjoyed gourmet cooking; loved outdoor activities; and was a musician, playing both the guitar and percussion instruments. He was a very free spirit. Surviving are his mother, Nancy (James) Benham Goode of Jefferson City, Mo.; his father, Brian Hampton, Anderson; one brother, Matthew Hampton of Oolitic; his maternal grandmother, Eileen Benham of Bedford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harold L. Benham; uncle, Tom Benham; cousin, Vanessa Benham; and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Marie Hampton and Doris Hampton. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Needmore. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul School, Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Edith R. Sears Aug. 5, 1924 — Nov. 14, 2013 Edith Rosetta Sears, 89, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending with Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. November 15, 2013 Kenneth D. Shaffer Dec. 20, 1954 — Nov. 13, 2013 Kenneth D. Shaffer, 58, died Wednesday. Ken was born in South Bend on Dec. 20, 1954, to Richard C. Shaffer and Norma (Clark) Shaffer-Wilsand. Ken was self-employed in the construction industry in Florida and came back and had worked in Indiana. Survivors include his mother, Norma (Clark) Wilsand; stepdaughter, Raven (Jim) Owens, who cared for him through his illness; grandchildren, Savanna, Nathaniel and Seirra Owens; other stepchildren, Damen Kistner, Melanie Hoover and Josh Hoover, all of Illinois; brother, Michael Shaffer of Heltonville and nephews, Keith (Michelle) Shaffer and Mark Shaffer of Indianapolis; sister Rita, (David) Shepherd and nephew, David (Carole) Couch and niece, Julie Couch of Indianapolis; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Salcido-Shaffer of Phoenix, Ariz., and nephew, Rolin Shaffer and nieces Helena (Eric) Thornton of Arizona, and Adela (John) Mackey of Georgia; and quite a few great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father, Richard Shaffer; stepfather, Greg Wilsand; and his brother, L. David Shaffer. The viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Bartlettsville Christian Church. Instead of flowers, send donations to Bartlettsville Christian Church and Hospice of Bloomington. Kevin Mundy Oct. 23, 1965 — Nov. 13, 2013 Kevin Mundy, 48, Bedford, died at 2:18 p.m. on Wednesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary. November 14, 2013 Harold E. Williams June 6, 1937 — Nov. 12, 2013 Harold E. Williams, 76, Bedford, passed away Tuesday morning at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. He was born June 6, 1937, to Charles and Sarah Schuler Williams in Olinger, Va. He married Dorothy Clark on June 18, 1955, and she survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and retired from Paoli Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and gardening. He was also a devoted family man. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Howard; sister, Mary Avant; son-in-law, Marvin; and great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Scott. Survivors include his spouse, Dorothy Williams of Bedford; sons, Roger Williams of Jasper, James Williams of Ovida, Fla. and Randy Williams of Mitchell; daughters, Kathy Medlock of Livonia, Alice M. Williams of Orleans and Sandy Leonard of Taswell; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home with Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will follow at the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Katie Wininger Apirl 11, 1922 — Nov. 13, 2013 Katie Cheek Wininger, 91, of Avoca died at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born April 11, 1922, in Laurel County, Ky., she was the daughter of Ed and Mary (Bennett) Gross. She married Rannel Cheek Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1987. She later married Zenis (Doc) Wininger and he died in 2000. She was a cook at the Indiana Laborers Training Institute. She had worked as an LPN at the Oolitic Nursing Home and as a cook at Ruffo’s in Oolitic and at Central Foundry. She had also worked at Essex and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her children, Rannel Cheek Jr. and wife Wilma of Fayetteville, Joyce Henderson and husband Bill of Oolitic, Glinda Terrell and husband Tony, Christina Chapman and husband Kevin, all of Bedford, Vestal Cheek of Mitchell, and Leatrice “Att” Meadows and husband Paul of Judah; two stepdaughters, Joann Wray of Bedford and Marilyn Wininger of Millersburg; one stepson, Harlen Wininger of Port St. Lucy, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucy Collins of Needmore; a brother, Thea Gross of London, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter, Mary Cheek; two stepsons, Harold and Morris Wininger; a great-granddaughter; five brothers and one sister. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Glenn Duncan and Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Katie at www.daycarter.com. November 13, 2013 Phyllis I. Jeskewich Nov. 28, 1928 — Nov. 12, 2013 Phyllis Irene Jeskewich, 84, of Bedford, died Tuesday at Autumn Hills Residential Facility in Bloomington. Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Chester Lee and Olga Maizie (Chambers) Stillions. She married John Jeskewich in February 1957, and he preceded her in death in 1979. She and her husband, John, owned and operated the Sterling Drug Stores for many years. She also owned the Inn of the Four Winds Gift Shop. She was a member of the Elks Auxiliary, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Auxiliary, Psi Iota Xi Sorority where she was past president, and the Otis Park Ladies Golf Club. She and her husband John were founding members of the Bedford Supper Club and the Salt Creek Power Squadron. She had volunteered for the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Survivors include a son, Mike Jeskewich and wife Carla of Bedford; two daughters, Nancy Arena and husband Mike of Bedford and Sally Meridith and husband Roger of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Barry Jeskewich and wife Bridget of North Carolina, Mandy Arena and Jay Jeskewich, both of Bedford, Sam Arena and wife Azure of Carmel, and Molly Packard and husband Mitch of Bloomington; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Isabella and Maizie Jeskewich and Aly Jo Arena; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Katherine (Doyle) Lutes and Betty McGough; and two brothers, Chester “Buster” and William Stillions. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Joe Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Phyllis at www.daycarter.com. Scott Schmedel Scott R. Schmedel, 82, of Mountainside, N.J., died Nov. 9, 2013. He was the son of Roland R. and Mildred F. Schmedel, of North Manchester, and the brother of Eleanor Schmedel Himebaugh of Bedford. As a staff member and then a free-lancer, Schmedel wrote for The Wall Street Journal in New York City for 50 years. He was best known for writing the weekly front-page column, Tax Report, for 14 years. In 1994 he wrote the book titled The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Your Taxes. A 1949 graduate of North Manchester High School, he worked in his father’s News-Journal print shop as a boy and wrote some articles for the newspaper as a teenager. He was graduated from Indiana University with honors in 1953 and was named to Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society. He served in the U.S. Army and later studied French at the University of Paris. He served as president of the Mountainside Board of Education for a year and later, appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court, as the lay member of a panel that arbitrated disputes between lawyers and their clients. His wife, Paulina, died in 2007. He is survived by a daughter, Anna Schmedel, of Morrisville, Pa.; and by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Theresa Schmedel and two grandsons, Jonathan and Christopher, all of Mountainside, N.J. He is also survived by a nephew, Andrew Himebaugh and niece Susan Whelan and husband Lonnie, all of Indianapolis. Services will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mountainside Education Foundation and the Friends of the Mountainside Public Library, both in Mountainside, N.J. Harold E. Williams Harold E. Williams, 76, Bedford, died Tuesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Arrangements are pending at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. November 12, 2013 Rita C. Wessel March 30, 1946 — Nov. 9, 2013 Rita C. Wessel, 67, of Bedford died at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at her residence. Born March 30, 1946, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Albert Dalton and Clara (Sullivan) Dalton. She married Gary Wessel on Nov. 13, 1963, and he survives. She was co-owner and secretary of Gary Wessel Trucking, Bedford, and was of the Protestant faith. Surviving are her husband, Gary Wessel of Bedford; three daughters, April (Mark) Perry, Angela (Arthur) Brown and Lucinda “Cindy” (Rob) Owens, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Todd) Wray, A.J. (Livy) Brown, Stephen Perry, Ashley (Andrew) Pittman and Lindsay Perry; five great-grandchildren, Josiah Wray, Addy Pittman, Reese Wray, Riley Wray and Jase Wray; and one brother, John (Judy) Dalton of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Susan Denise Wessel; one granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Perry; and three sisters, JoAnne Dalton, Dorothy Wessel and one sister in infancy. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Wilma I. Jackson July 9, 1922 — Nov. 10, 2013 Wilma I. Jackson, 91, of Bedford died at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday at her residence. Born July 9, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Otis and Mona (Root) Crawford. She married Tunis “Paul” Jackson on Sept. 22, 1943, and he passed away on Feb. 13, 1987. Wilma was a homemaker and a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1940. She is survived by one daughter, Kay (David) Tincher of Bedford; one son, Roger Jackson of Bedford; one granddaughter, Pam Brown of Bedford; and one great-grandson, Devin Brown of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Mildred Sipes and Dorothy Cully; and grandson-in-law, P.R. Brown. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Jeff Thayer officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Robert Morgan Sept. 16, 1921 — Nov. 11, 2013 Robert “Dale” Morgan, 92, French Lick, died Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Burial will follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick. Memorials: Mount Lebanon Cemetery Trust Fund or the Mount Lebanon Church. November 11, 2013 Terry E. Bailey May 19, 1954 — Nov. 8, 2013 Terry Eugene Bailey, 59, of Carlisle, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. He was born in Bedford, May 19, 1954, the son of Carl Bailey and Joan Norman Bailey. Terry was a member, Chairman of the Board and Deacon of the Carlisle Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Cullison Bailey; mother, Joan Bailey of Bedford; three sons, Jeff Souders (Rachel) of Sullivan, Jerry Souders (Ashley) of Carlisle, and Josh Souders (Brittany) of Carlisle; two daughters, Crystal Chaplin (Kevin) of Paoli, Shayna Davidson (Neale) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Bryant Bailey (Jennifer) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robin Bailey (Laura) of Bedford; two sisters, Carla Bailey of Indianapolis and April Leatherbury (Hugh) of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Mina and Rachel Davidson, Dylan and Bailey Hoover, Weslie Busick, Kynnedi Hargis, and Gracyn and Jacob Souders; one great-grandchild Gracie Busick. A visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. at the Bedford First Church of God, 3131 W. 16th St. Bedford. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlisle Christian Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Bill Sam Phegley officiating. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Carlisle. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carlisle Christian Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Banks and Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, Indiana. Melody Henderson Dec. 30, 1955 — Nov. 9, 2013 Melody Rose Henderson, 57, Mitchell, died at 5:17 p.m. Saturday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 10, 2013 June Bailey Harlow July 17, 1929 — N0v. 6, 2013 June Bailey Harlow, 84, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Melbourne, Fla. She was born on July 17, 1929, to the late Basil and Rae Byers Bailey in Oolitic, Ind. A 1947 graduate of Oolitic High School, she graduated from Indiana University and earned a master’s degree at the University of Arizona. She met her husband John Harlow, from Liverpool, England, while teaching in an American school in Caracas, Venezuela. They were married in Liverpool in 1963 and made their home in the San Francisco Bay area for many years before moving to Indiana, the Canary Islands, and finally to Palm Bay, Fla. A dedicated teacher, Mrs. Harlow taught English, literature, and journalism while overseeing production of the newspaper and yearbook, devoting tremendous amounts of personal time to the development of her students. She taught for over 40 years, including time at West Washington and Connersville High Schools in Indiana. She was a writer of poetry and was passionate about her family and humanitarian causes. She nurtured lifelong friendships that she made while traveling the world with her husband John, the love of her life. Survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Hawkins-Adams and Julie Springer; sons-in-law, Will Springer and John Adams; grandchildren, Christopher Hawkins and wife Allison, Kendall Files and husband Dustin, and Kelsey and Dane Springer; and her sister, Janice Bailey of Oolitic. She was preceded in death by her husband John in 2002; her grandson, Jared Hawkins in 1984; and her brothers, Kenneth in 1932 and Robert in 1959. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Monday at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 950 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay, Fla. (321) 724-2224. A memorial service in Indiana will be at a later date. Share memories and sign the family guestbook at www.afcfcare.com. Lucas Lee Ricketts Aug. 7, 2013 — Nov. 6, 2013 Lucas Lee Ricketts, 3 months, passed away at his home in Bloomington on Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013. Lucas was born in Bloomington on August 7, 2013, into the home of Corey Lee Ricketts and Heather Bland. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, George Dickens; paternal great grandparents, Wilbert and Shirley Ricketts and great aunt, Holley Dickens. Lucas is survived by his parents, Corey Lee Ricketts and Heather Bland of Bloomington; siblings, Eliza and Trintin; paternal grandparents Bill Ricketts (Tammy) of Bedford and Desta Ricketts (Mickey) of Bloomington; maternal grandmother, Debra Bland of Bloomington; paternal great-grandparents, Bob and Betsy Davis of Bloomfield and Kres and Debbie Hansen of Massachusetts and maternal great-grandmother, Sandra Dickens of Bloomington; uncles, Cameron Ricketts, Tyler Moore, Tobey Moore, and Mikie Smith; aunts, Michele Smith and Theresa Moore; several great aunts and great uncles, cousins and extended family. Visitation will be private. Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Walnut Grove Cemetery near Bloomfield at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with the arrangements. Visit www.chandlerfh.com to share condolences, photos and more with Lucas’s family. November 09, 2013 Elizabeth Capps July 1, 1922 — Nov. 4, 2013 Elizabeth Capps, 91, Covington, Ga, formerly of Williams, died on Monday at Scared Journey Hospice in McDonongh, Ga. Graveside rites were at 2 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. November 08, 2013 Kevin M. Hatfield July 23, 1962 — Oct. 31, 2013 Kevin Mark Hatfield, 51, of Bedford passed away at 10:20 p.m. on Oct. 31 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. He was born in Lawrence County on July 23, 1962, to Lawrence E. and Marjorie J. (Lee) Hatfield. He attended Bedford Schools, did general labor and was self-employed. He was the best person you would ever want to meet in your life. He is survived by two sons, Kevin Edwards of Bedford and Steven Michaels of Bedford; one brother, Eddie Hatfield of Mitchell; one sister, Robin Bridges of Bedford. Cremation was chosen, a celebration of Mark’s life will be at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Fred DePierre June 28, 1918 — Nov. 5, 2013 Fred DePierre, 95, passed away on Tuesday, in Safety Harbor, Fla. Fred was born in Bedford, on June 28, 1918, the son of Charles and Helen (Zoph) DePierre, originally of Chicago. He was a graduate of Bedford High School in 1936, and a veteran of World War II. He married the late Kathyrn Graber on December 2, 1942, and they were a devoted, loving couple for 70 years until her death on May 31, 2013. Within weeks of their marriage, he was deployed with the U.S. Army to the Philippines and remained there for the duration of World War II. After his return from the war in 1945, they settled in Bedford, and Fred went to work for the Crane Naval Depot and worked as the Inventory Control Manager until his retirement in 1973. He and Katie almost immediately thereafter made a new life in Florida, ending up in Safety Harbor. Fred was an avid golfer, and together he and Katie enjoyed bowling, socializing with friends and family and traveling. They were founding members of the North Bay Community Church in Safety Harbor and remained so to the end of their lives. Fred loved his wife, his home, his family, and equally his shiny, new cars. Nothing made him happier than a new Nash/Rambler. He had a twinkle in his eye and a voice that could inspire nations. He was a man of few words but great with an acerbic comment. Fred is survived by his sister-in-law, Patty Spera (Dominic) and his brother-in-law, Paul Graber (Jeannie); and numerous nieces and nephews who admired and loved him. Although he and Katie had no children, he stated many times that for Katie and him all of the nieces and nephews were their children. In that regard, he was fortunate to have the love, support, and companionship of his niece, Carole Ann, these last months since Katie’s death. Fred, the last surviving member of his family, was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Helen DePierre, his sisters, Mildred Stade, Marie Cazee, and Elfrieda Bochenek; and his brothers, John, Howard, Charles, and Richard DePierre. The funeral will be at 11 a.m., on Monday, Veteran’s Day, a fitting date for a man who gave so much to his country, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Highway in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. For directions or more information, please call 275-6886. Sandra J. Hogan Sept. 23, 1955 — Nov. 5, 2013 Sandra J. Hogan, 58, of Gosport passed away at 10:33 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born on Sept. 23, 1955, in Indianapolis to Kenneth and Nancy (House) Daniels. Sandra married Eddie Hogan, and he preceded her in death. She was a CNA at the Gosport Nursing Home for 20 years. Survivors include four sisters, Shirley Smith of Bedford, and Kim Daniels, Barbara Pitcock, and Faye Pitcock, all of Kentucky; two brothers, Jimmy Blaylock of Indianapolis and Kent Crowley of Kentucky; and 18 nieces and nephews. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and husband. No services are scheduled as cremation was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donald E. Fristoe July 9, 1955 — Nov. 6, 2013 Donald E. Fristoe, 58, Bedford, died at 1:57 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Memorial services will be scheduled on a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Rowe Schreiber June 17, 1921 — Nov. 7, 2013 Rowe Benton Schreiber, 92, Columbus, a native of Bedford, died at 6:55 a.m. on Thursday at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility, Columbus. There will be no service with private burial today at Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery. November 07, 2013 Marjorie H. Cupps Aug. 1, 1919 — Nov. 6, 2013 Marjorie H. Cupps, 94 of Bedford, formerly of Broadview Drive, died at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born Aug. 1, 1919, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Noah G. and Julia C. (Frazier) Hall. She married Robert O. Cupps on Dec. 25, 1940, and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1992. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church where she had served as a Deaconess. She was a yellow jacket volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Survivors include two sons, Robert O. Cupps II and wife Gina of Fort Pierce, Fla. and David G. Cupps and wife Cynthia of Bedford; four grandchildren, Robert Cupps of Winchester, Va., Jeff Cupps and Kevin Cupps, both of Bedford and Cathy Snelson of Charlotte, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Bennett, Owen and Olivia Cupps of Winchester, Va., Ellen and Emily Snelson, both of Charlotte, N.C. and Meghan Cupps of Decorah, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Eugene and Opal Hall; and one sister, Venoa Jackson. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Friday mortuary. Pallbearers are: Jeff, Kevin and Robert Cupps, Dave Torphy, and Bud and Mark Underwood. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Marjorie at www.daycarter.com. Kenneth S. Albright Sept. 2, 1938 — Nov. 6, 2013 Kenneth S. Albright, 85, passed away Wednesday at Brownsburg. Born Sept. 2, 1938, in Mitchell, he was the son of Claude and Avenelle (Cooper) Albright. He married Delores “Lori” Ritchison Dec. 3, 1996, and she preceded him in death March 6, 2010. He served in the US Air Force from 1947 to 1950, and he worked for GM Allison, retiring in 1992. His retirement years were spent fishing, gardening and time with his family. Surviving are daughters, Ricki Albright of Phoenix, Ariz., and Rhonda Gilbert, Rebecca Waggoner, and Robin Drew Swalley all of Brownsburg; step-daughters, Patti Gillam of Indianapolis, Pam Drummond of Texas, Ruth Pruitt of Orleans, Susan Bridges of Mitchell, Rebecca James of Henderson, Tenn., and Wendy Smith of Mitchell; brother, Charles Albright of Linton; sisters, Bert Dearinger of Greenwood and Pam Black of Florida; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and sister, Pippie Beaver. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chapel of Peace in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Alisha Riggs Feb. 19, 1986 — Nov. 5, 2013 Alisha M. Riggs, 27, Hardinsburg, died Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kays Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home. November 06, 2013 Jerry W. Gould Nov. 13, 1925 — Nov. 4, 2013 Jerry W. Gould, 87 of Bedford, died at 6:15 p.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born Nov. 13, 1925, in Bedford, he was the son of Chester L. and Vivian (Warner) Gould. He was a graduate of Bedford High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Yorktown CV 10 “Fighting Lady” in World War II. He received America Area Victory Medal WW II, 12 battle stars – Asiatic Pacific, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Presidential Unit Citation WW II. He married Claudine M. Taylor on June 25, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2011. Jerry retired from the Bedford Fire Department after 20 years of service. He was elected and served on the Shawswick Township Trustee Board and was the Planning Director for the City of Bedford for eight years. While employed by the city, he was instrumental in starting the TASC bus service. He was a member of the First Church of God, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM and 40-year member of the Salvation Army. He was a licensed real estate broker and former owner of Gould Auto Sales. Survivors include a daughter, Regina K. Buttz and husband Jim of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, John J. Gould and wife Sue of Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Cassie Gould of Bedford; six grandchildren, Dana I. Tran, Tara N. Elliott, Carrie M. Gould Butterly, Matthew J. Gould, Hannah S. Gould and Lane T. Gould; three great-granddaughters, Lexi Tran, Ella Tran and Lyla Elliott; two great-grandsons, London Elliott and Michael D. Butterly; and a sister, Betty Gould Lisherness of California. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son; Mike D. Gould; and a sister, Patricia Chappell. Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Randy Corbin officiating, John Williams providing the eulogy. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday and from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday. Honor Guard and pallbearers are members of the Bedford Fire Department, Mike Beedie, Neil Riley, Brent Allen, Jeff Key, Jeremy Nolan, Jeremy Holsapple, Luke Pinnick and Justin Spires. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bedford Fire Department’s Children’s Christmas Program. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jerry at www.daycarter.com. Robert D. Chase Jan. 21, 1927 — Nov. 4, 2013 Robert Dale “Bob” Chase, 86 of Bedford, passed away at 12:18 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1927, in Bedford, he was the son of Maurice and Catherine (Hamilton) Chase. He was a graduate of the Shawswick High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the destroyer, USS Macon. Following his military service, he returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Rosalie Joanne Hert. He worked in the areas of farming, stone milling and manufacturing. He retired from Cummins Engines where he worked at both the Walesboro and Seymour plants. He was a 32nd degree freemason through the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. He had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Bob loved fishing, hunting, model trains and watching auto racing, especially NASCAR. He was an innovative thinker and enjoyed building prototypes for his many ideas and inventions. Survivors include three daughters, Debra Chase of Bedford, DeAndrea “Shawn” Barger of Springville and Darla Whitmill of Bedford; six grandchildren, Michael Rodenberger, Melissa Green, Jacob B. Whitmill, Levi C. Barger, Clinton D. Barger and Martha Hilderbrand; five great-grandchildren; and his beloved beagle, Macon, named after the ship on which he had served in the Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Deiadra Dianne (Chase) Rodenberger; and three brothers, John, Joe and Richard Chase. Bob’s family wishes to express the highest gratitude for the outstanding care he received at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital, especially the Progressive Care Unit and I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice that had previously cared for him at an earlier time. His family also wishes to express sincere gratitude to his private caregivers, Julie Henderson, Jeni Henderson, Jordan Hottel and Pam Fahl for their phenomenal dedication, care and attention during the last years of Bob’s life. With their help, Bob was able to stay in his home where he could be cared for by his daughters, Debbie and Shawn and grandson, Clint up to the last days of his life. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday by members of the Leesville Lodge F&AM. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bob at www.daycarter.com. November 05, 2013 Loren D. Lane Aug. 1, 1924 — Nov. 4, 2013 Loren D. Lane, 89 of Bedford, died at 4:04 a.m. on Monday in Bedford. Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Monroe County, he was the son of Stanley and Anna (Williams) Lane. He married the love of his life, Mary Stigall-Gilbert, on July 28, 1949. He was retired from General Motors as a welder. He was a very active member of Englewood Baptist Church, member of UAW 440 and the Shawswick Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary Lane of Bedford; one stepson, George (Sonjia) Gilbert of Syracuse; two daughters, Linda (Vernie) Narvell of Salem and Nancy (Paul) Dorsett of Bedford; one son, John (Mary) Lane of Bedford; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Leon and Ervin Lane; and one sister, Blanche George. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Englewood Baptist Church, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 and DAV Chapter 2. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the building fund of Englewood Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Larry D. Cagle Feb. 19, 1939 — Nov. 2, 2013 Larry Dewayne Cagle, 74, of Bedford went home to be with the Lord on Saturday at his home surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 19, 1939, in Haleyville, Ala., he was the son of Tafton and Trannie (Bailey) Cagle. He married Emma Sue Brock on Feb. 19, 1960. Larry retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1956 to 1960. Survivors include a son, Larry Cagle and wife Becky of McCordsville; two daughters, Carla Pace and husband Danny, Gayle Stiles and husband Ed, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Joshua Pace and wife Chelsea, Jessica Cagle, Trent Miller, Justin Pace and wife Kelsey, Amanda Cagle, Kyle Miller, and Traci Miller; six step grandchildren, Toby and Daniel Pace, Matt Cook and wife Alisha, Megan Herwehe and husband Darrick, Andrew and Alex Cook; one great-grandchild, Garrett; five step-great-grandchildren, Braxton, Taylor, Blake, Lyla and Lincoln; one sister, Verna Mae Rugroden and husband Curt of Philo, Ill.; one brother, Garry Cagle and wife Judy of Apopka, Fla.; and one sister-in-law, Louella Cagle of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nellodean Cagle; and a brother, Therman Junior Cagle. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are Joshua Pace, Trent Miller, Justin Pace, Kyle Miller, Danny Pace and Larry Cagle. Honorary pallbearers are Jessica Cagle, Amanda Cagle and Traci Miller. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Larry at www.daycarter.com. Jerry W. Gould Jerry W. Gould, 87, Bedford, died Monday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. November 04, 2013 Mary J. Plummer May 20, 2013 — Nov. 3, 2013 Mary Jane (Smith) Plummer, 80, formerly of Tipton, died Sunday morning at Garden Villa Nursing Home. Born May 20, 1933, in Tipton County, she was the daughter of Leland Smith and Charlotte (Trissell) Smith. She married Robert N. Plummer on Sept. 3, 1952, and he survives. She worked at General Motors in Kokomo and was later a realtor in Bedford. She was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church. Survivors include her husband Robert; two daughters, Judy Crouch and husband Patrick of Bedford and Karen Painter and husband Mike of Louisville, Colo.; three grandchildren, Amber Crouch, Aaron Crouch and wife Allie Crouch and Brandon Painter; two great-grandchildren, Madalyn Crouch and Jack Crouch; two brothers, William Smith of Fortville and Charles Smith of Tipton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Lynn Plummer; brother, Thomas Smith; sister, Susie Adams; and a sibling in infancy. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Tim Day officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to the hour of service on Tuesday at the mortuary. On Wednesday, a visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton and a graveside service will follow at 2:15 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery in Tipton. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary Jane at www.daycarter.com. Eula Mae Price Sept. 26, 1930 — Nov. 1, 2013 Eula Mae Price, 83, of Bedford was called home Friday at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky. Born Sept. 26, 1930, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Wady “Bob” Collins and Goldie Marie Vanover. Eula and Dexter Price had been married more than 50 years when he passed away in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mary, Viola and Wilma Collins; two brothers, Howard Collins and Harold Martinek; and grandson, Tony Mosier. She is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Janice and George Mosier and Reba and Bill Butler; grandson, Mike (Kelly) Mosier; great-grandsons, Nick and Gage Mosier; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Olive Sims; brothers and sisters-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. Eula was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church. Gardening, reading, sewing, cooking, playing euchre, walking and being with friends and family were a few things that brought her joy. She helped with the Grace Food Pantry in Harrodsburg and visited friends in Garden Villa every Wednesday. We were proud of our Mom, and though her time was too short we feel blessed to have had her this many years. We can say “she fought the good fight, finished the race, and has gone to claim her prize.” Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Cincinnati Christian Church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church with the Rev. Tony Stinson officiating. Burial will follow at Carmichael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eula’s honor to the Cincinnati Christian Church or the Grace Food Pantry in Harrodsburg. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com. Larry D. Cagle Feb. 19, 1939 — Nov. 2, 2013 Larry Dewayne Cagle, 74, Bedford, died Saturday at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Robert Chase Robert Chase, 86, Bedford, died at 12:18 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. November 03, 2013 Robert ‘Rick’ DeRue July 20, 1949 — Nov. 1, 2013 Robert “Rick” DeRue age 64, of Springville, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at his residence. He was born on July 20, 1949, in Mt. Clemons, Michigan, to Filman & Leona (Kepsel) DeRue. He was a graduate of St. Clair County High School in Michigan, and he was a retired machinist from Selective Engineering. He married Penny Decker on December 31, 1988, in Tucson, Arizona, and she survives. He was an U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam, and he received 4 Bronze Stars, including 1 for Valor. He was past president & member of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club in Bloomington. Survivors include his wife Penny of Springville; 2 sons Rick & Jed, both of Michigan; step-daughter April of Greene County; 5 brothers, Donny, John, Jerry, Jimmy, and David; 6 sisters, Tina, Barb, Kathy, Terri, Ruth Ann and Sue; 2 grandchildren; and his loving dog, Harley. Cremation was chosen with burial in Michigan at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donald Carl Owen Feb. 24, 1938 — Nov. 2, 2013 Donald Carl Owen, 75, of Spencer, IN, went to be with his Lord and Savior at home surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 24, 1938, in Bloomington, he was the son of Wilmer C. and Wilma Skinner Owen. Donald loved many things — his family, farming and Arabian horses. He was a brick mason and a member of the Brick Layers Union Local #4 and of the Grace Baptist Church in Springville, IN. He was a loving man who never met a stranger. He is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years. Dianna Presnell Owen of Spencer; 6 children, Sanely Owen Elliott of Bedford, Cindy Owen of Bloomington, Wilma Owen Morris of Newburgh, IN, Beth Owen Render of Boonville, Doug Deckard of Bloomington, IN, and Rick Owen of Bloomington, IN; 2 sisters, Betty Myers and Susie Williams, both of Bloomington, IN; 2 step-sons Alan Payton and Scott Payton of Ellettsville, IN; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded by parents, brother Dwight Owen and an infant brother. Special thanks to his grandson Billy Payton who assumed the role of caregiver and guardian angel for several long painful months. Your love and service to grandpa is truly honorable. The family also would like to thank Southern Care Hospice staff and the Fresenius Dialysis Center of Spencer. Funeral services will be at Chandler Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. Pastor Clairabelle Jukes will officiate. Burial will be at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Southern Care Hospice in Don’s name. Glenda L. Pershing Aug. 10, 1941 — March 19, 2013 Glenda Louise Pershing, 71, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away on March 19, 2013, in the loving hands of her husband of 50 years, Gary and her three daughters, Cathy, Jennifer and Lisa. Glenda Louise Ringle was born at home in Mitchell on Aug. 10, 1941, to Louis and Johnnie Ringle. She grew up adored by many relatives and friends. She was joined by a brother, James Edwin Ringle (wife Rita) and a little sister, Mary Ringle Sterenberg. Glenda attended Mitchell High School and worked summers in the dining room at Spring Mill State Park. It was here that she met and started dating her sweetheart, Gary Lee Pershing. Glenda attended Indiana State University, where she met several lifelong friends. She graduated with honors in 1963 and a teacher was born. Glenda and Gary were married in 1963 and moved to Gary. There Cathy and Jennifer were born, and she started her teaching career. They moved to Arizona in 1967, where they welcomed Lisa. Glenda thrived at motherhood and was always busy planning events for family and friends, creating art and generally living life to the fullest. She returned to teaching at First United Methodist Preschool, followed by over 20 years in the Paradise Valley School District during which time she earned her Master’s Degree in Education. The majority of those years were spent at Mercury Mine Elementary, where she taught multiple grade levels. While at Mercury Mine, Mrs. Pershing helped create a Multi-age program, many student productions and inspired countless students including all of her grandchildren. Upon retirement, she became a beloved substitute and volunteer, often in her daughter’s classroom. She was a mentor and friend to many at Mercury Mine and will be remembered fondly. Glenda and Gary were world travelers, she was always planning a new adventure, and when her family and friends weren’t traveling with her they lived vicariously through her. Glenda will be missed everyday by her brother, sister, husband, daughters, three loving sons-in-law, eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, multitudes of relatives, friends and hundreds of students. A Celebration of Glenda’s life will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. November 02, 2013 Jackie L. Doub Oct. 4, 1930 — Oct. 31, 2013 Jackie Lee Doub, 83, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Oct. 4, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Win and Edna Louise (Pickens) Doub. He married Maxine Agnes “Mickey” Gilstrap Oct. 15, 1949. He retired from the U. S. Post Office with 26 years of service, was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, and Past Master and member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1948, and was a former fireman with the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department. Jack raised Arabian horses and enjoyed stamp collecting. He was a stone mason, carpenter, cabinet maker, tree trimmer, gun collector, self-appointed comedian, and half-brother of Burt Reynolds. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mickey Doub of Mitchell; children, Connie Lewis of Mitchell, Cary (Beth) Doub of Mitchell, Carmen (Les Goldsby) Burton of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Keely (Travis) Armstrong, Stac Kern, Cory Kern, Trevor (Ceji) Johnson, Chris (Brooke Shields) Doub, Colt (Desiaree Radcliff) Burton, Nick (Lindsay) Doub and Cacey Burton; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Kern, Joshua (Bobbie) Spradlin, Megan (Ricky) Arp, Stacia Kern, McKenzie Johnson, Kayia Johnson, Alaina Burton, Madison Burton, Eli Kern, Colby Linn Doub; step-great-grandchildren, Austin Armstrong, Dillon Armstrong, Madison Harrell, Cole Kline, Alora Benge, and Alexis Radcliff; great-great-grandchildren, Kaysin Kern and Michael Spradlin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Candace Kay Kern; and sister, Marilyn K. Catozzi. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar and Roger Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Keely Armstrong, Stac Kern, Trevor Johnson, Cacey Burton, Chris Doub, Colt Doub, Nick Doub, Cory Kern, and Travis Armstrong Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Theresa Burkett Jan. 30, 1934 — Oct. 28, 2013 Theresa Burkett, 79 of Mitchell, passed away at 11:19 a.m. on Oct. 28 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, after complications from heart surgery. She passed away quickly with her children at her bed side. She is survived by five children; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was born On Jan. 30, 1934, in New York to Wilbur and Lucy (Gibeault) Gokey. She resided in Malone, N.Y. She married “Big Mike Burkett” on Oct. 4, 1954. Theresa worked at Wards Hotel, The Sunset Lodge, Clarkson College, St. Lawrence University, Spring Mill Inn, Dollar General and Blossom Construction. She was forced to retire in 2002 after suffering a heart attack. She had the job of being close to her grandchildren and seeing two great-grandchildren born to her grandson in New Hampshire. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, doing puzzles, baking ad reading. She loved her little cat, Midnight, who became a comfort to her as it became increasingly difficult for her to leave her home. She was deceased of her husband after 20 years and did not remarry. They raised their family in Brasher Falls, N.Y., and enjoyed their neighbors and many friends. Survivors include her children, Linda (Phil) Neves of Mitchell, Kathleen (Ed) Valencius of Massena, N.Y., Michele (Steven) Shampine of Athens, Tenn., Trisha Burkett of Pittsburg, Pa., and Michael (Laurie) Burkett of Hudson, N.H.; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Nicole, Aaron, Isaac, Amanda, Andrew and Dominique; great-grandchildren, Ian and Jenna; brother, John Hyatt; sisters-in-law, Anne Marie (Joe) Giorgi, Dorothy (Woody) Burkett Higgins, Pearl (Dan) Burkett and Chris (Chet) Tacka; brother-in-law, Sidney LaFayette; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Becky LaFayette and Kate Prue; and a brother, Ted Hyatt. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell. Cremation was chosen with burial in New York at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. November 01, 2013 Jack Doub Jack Doub, 83, Mitchell, died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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