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Obituaries – November 2014




November 30, 2014 Walter D. Chastain

Walter D. Chastain, 77, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Rachael Garrison Rachael Garrison, 78, of Orleans, died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. November 29, 2014 Virginia McNichols May 29, 1928 — Nov. 27, 2014

Virginia I. McNichols, 86, formerly of Ellettsville, IN, and St. Charles, IA, died on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Patterson, IA, with burial to follow at the McDonald-Chase Cemetery in Winterset, IA. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. A memorial service will take place at the Ellettsville First United Methodist Church in Ellettsville, IN on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, S.D, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Surviving are two sons, John McNichols and his wife, Linda, of Terre Haute, IN, and George McNichols and his wife, Karen of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Jeanette Miranda and her husband, Michael, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, George Durand and his wife, Darlene of Grinnell, IA; and a host of other relatives and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Willard McNichols, who died on Sept. 29, 2004.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Virginia may be directed to Alzheimer research. An online guestbook and registry is available at www.georgeboom.com. November 27, 2014 Jane Davis Dec. 23, 1933 — Nov. 24, 2014

Norma Jane Davis, 80, of Oolitic, passed away at 2:58 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1933, at Buff Ridge in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Levi A. and Dora A. (Quillen) Davis. She married Murl Flinn and he preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the Oolitic High School with the class of 1953. She retired from RCA and Thomson Consumer Electronics. She was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle.

Survivors include a sister, Barbara A. Chamness of Martinsville; Kathy Cullison who was like a sister, many much-loved nieces and nephews and many other friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Merle A., William A., Robert L. and Emmett H. Davis; three sisters, Rita May Davis (in infancy), Mildred L. Ryan and Marjorie J. Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Norma Jane at www.daycarter.com.

Violet Roberts

Oct. 9, 1928 — Nov. 25, 2014

Violet R. Sutton Roberts, 86, Shoals, died Tuesday at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Friends may call from noon until the service on Sunday. Cremation will follow the service.

Janet Middleton

Janet Ann Middleton, 60, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be at a later date at Port William Cemetery under the direction of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell. November 26, 2014 Karla Kristin Priest July 8, 1973 — Nov. 21, 2014

Karla Kristin (May) Priest, of Bedford, passed away at 5:06 p.m. Friday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 8, 1973, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Royce and Linda (Rainey) May.

She married Christopher R. Priest, on April 23, 2010, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1992. She worked at JC’s Playhouse for many years. She attended First Baptist Church, Bedford. She had a huge heart, and dearly loved her children and life.

Surviving are her husband, Christopher Priest, of Bedford; parents, Royce and Linda (Rainey) May, of Bedford; three daughters, Halie (Crane) Christiansen, of Bedford, Ariana Banks, of Bedford, and Addalyn Priest, of Bedford; one son, Paxton Priest, of Bedford; one grandson, Landon Christiansen, of Bedford; two stepsons, Zaric and Zayne Priest, of Ellettsville, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by Dale and Delores (Maze) Rainey and Evelyn and Harry May Sr.

Funeral service will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be considered to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Kelly Renee Payton

Sept. 19, 1963 — Nov. 24, 2014 Kelly Renee (Sanders) Payton, 51, passed away Monday evening at her residence.

Born Sept. 19, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harold and Rondee (Qualkenbush) Sanders. She married John William Payton Feb. 14, 1986, and he preceded her in death Sept. 4, 2014.

Kelly was employed 24 years at McDonald’s Restaurant. She was a 1981 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, John Calin (Cassie) Payton of Bedford, and Ethan Joel Payton of Mitchell; her parents, Harold and Rondee Sanders of Mitchell; grandchildren, Keatyn Payton McLaughlin and Karsyn Payton McLaughlin; a sister Polly (Ron) Grubb; a brother, Kipp (Melanie Hunsucker Austin) Sanders of Mitchell; nieces Addie Grubb, Olivia Sanders, Katie Sanders and Cara Sanders; a great-niece, Gunnar Grubb; a nephew, Ky (Stephanie) Grubb, and great-nephew, Morgan Grubb.

Her husband, John W. Payton; nephew, Jonah Lee Grubb, and her grandparents, Robert and Thelma Lindley and Arthur and Addie Sanders, preceded her in death.

Kelly was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and niece. She was called “NaNa” by her nieces and nephews. God must have needed a special angel, our hearts are broken. Kelly was special to all those that knew her. She will be dearly missed but not forgotten. Kelly will live in our hearts forever.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Payton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Todd A. Anderson

Dec. 19, 1972 — Nov. 21, 2014

Todd A. Anderson, 41, of Mitchell, passed away on Friday at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1972, in Indianapolis to Stanley William Edrington and Junice (Page) Luckabaugh. Todd graduated from Mitchell High School in 1991. He married Lisa Lynn (Dunfee) Anderson and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Junice Luckabaugh and husband Clair of Mitchell; children, Dawn Marie Anderson of Leavenworth, Hannah Anderson of Orleans, Kelsey Riley of Mitchell, Tim Kern of Bedford; brothers, Kyle Edrington of Mitchell, Scott Edrington of Avon, Stan Edrington of Plainfield; stepsisters, Dawn Hilker of Pennsylvania, Heidi Lee of Ohio; stepbrother, Edward Luckabaugh of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, his adopted father Vesta G. Anderson, and his wife Lisa Anderson.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Bedford Seventh Day Adventist Church, at 1700 N. Pike Road, Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Jane Davis

Dec. 23, 1933 — Nov. 24, 2014

Norma Jane Davis, 80, Oolitic, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

Janet Middleton

Janet Middleton, 60, Huron, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 25, 2014 Linda Ann Knight Jan. 4, 1943 — Nov. 23, 2014

Linda Ann (Anderson) Knight, 71, of Mitchell passed away at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 4, 1943, she was the daughter of  Arthur William Anderson and Viola Fern (Abel) Anderson.

She married Larry Wayne Knight on March 2, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1973.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1961. She retired from PRD. She loved traveling, reading and jigsaw puzzles.

Surviving are four sons, Christopher Knight, Paoli, Timothy (Kelly) Knight, Russellville, Ky., James Lee Knight, Mitchell, and Larry D. (Maryann) Knight, Orleans; two daughters, Debra (Tony) Dobson, Lebanon, Tenn., and Derenda Marcum, Salem; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy (Tim) Smith, South Carolina, and Sandra (Kent) Hammond, Bedford; two brothers, Bill (Jerri) Anderson, Bedford, and Buck (Irma) Anderson, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Jerry and Carl Anderson.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call today from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

David John Hoffman

May 16, 1938 — Nov. 21, 2014

David John Hoffman, 76, of Greenville, Texas, died Friday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville, with the Rev. Stephen Cotten officiating. Interment will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

Born May 16, 1938, in Massillon, Ohio, David was the son of John Nicholas Hoffman and Dorothy Mae Jones Hoffman. He married Shirley Williams on Aug. 6, 1959, in Gallipolis, Ohio.

He was director of Paris Junior College, Greenville campus; an electrical engineer with E-Systems; and formerly worked for NAD Crane near Bedford, and Agency for International Development in Montevideo, Uruguay.

He was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hoffman of Greenville; son, John Gregory Hoffman and wife Allie of Greenville; daughters, Tanja Marie Hoffman of Plano and Judith Gwen Ramseyer of Plano; brother, Daryl Hoffman of Massillon, Ohio; sister-in-law, Noretta Gillespie of Gallipolis, Ohio, and granddaughters, Abigale Lane Hoffman of Greenville and Megan Josephine Ramseyer of Plano.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Keith Harris

Dec. 18, 1948 — Nov. 23, 2014

Keith Edward Harris, age 65, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born in Anderson on Dec. 18, 1948, to Luther and Aaron Beatrice (Flatt) Harris. Keith married Ruth Jackson on Aug. 7, 1971, in Mitchell and she survives. He was a draftsman and had worked for numerous local companies. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving from 1968-1974.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Harris of Bedford, one daughter, Amy Leigh Kendall and husband Donnie of Seattle, Wash., two grandchildren, Zoe Malinda Kendall and Maxwell Andries Kendall, both of Seattle, Wash., brother, Mark (Wendy) Harris of Carpentersville, Ill., and sister-in-law Sharon Harris of Muncie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen Harris.

Keith was a member of the Hoosier Hills Ham Radio Club, Lawrence County RACES, and founding member and first president of the Lawrence County Search and Rescue.

There will be no services. Cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Walton

Ronald K. Walton, 69, Mitchell, died at 12:52 p.m. Saturday at his residence. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Cremation was chosen and burial was in Moores Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. November 24, 2014 Michael H. Taylor Feb. 4, 1954 — Nov. 21, 2014

Michael Herman Taylor, 60, of Bedford died at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Born Feb. 4, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herman and Frona (Pace) Taylor.

He retired from the Indiana Limestone Co. in Oolitic. He had served in the Indiana National Guard Bedford 3658 Maintenance Battalion.

Survivors include his parents, Herman and Frona Taylor of Bedford; one brother, Jeffrey Leo Taylor and wife Angie of Springville; three sisters, Brenda Enochs of Bedford, Nancy Kelley and  husband Brian of Avoca, and Margaret Barnes and husband Bob of Bloomington; seven nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Roland W. Stockton 

March 23, 1963 — Nov. 17, 2014

Roland Wade Stockton, 51, of Bedford, passed away at 6:12 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Bedford on March 25, 1963, to Leslie Stockton Jr. and Nan (Baker) Faubion. He married Julie Sauerheber on Nov. 16, 2007, and she survives.

Roland was a lieutenant at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department for many years, prior to his death he was working for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a communications dispatcher.

Roland had a big heart and loved working as a dispatcher for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, and made a new family dispatching with the DNR.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Stockton of Bedford; his father and stepmother, Leslie and Betty Stockton of Bedford; his mother, Nan Faubion of Bedford; two sons, Isaac Stockton of Branchville and Josh Stockton of Bedford; brother, Anthony (Mary) Stockton of Bedford; sister, Debra (Lee) Van Gelder of Florida; and two grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leslie and Edda Stockton Sr. and Willie and Hazel Baker; and stepfather, Jerry Faubion.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call  from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

James E. Robinson

April 24, 1938 — Nov. 23, 2014

After a long struggle, James E. “Jim” Robinson, 76, left his temporary home on Sunday morning for his eternal one in Heaven.

Born April 24, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Virginia (Kirkman) Howell and Gordon Robinson.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Kathy (Stigall) Robinson. Also surviving are his sons, Jimmy (Mary Beth), of Indianapolis, and Mark (Beth) Robinson, of Springville, and stepsons, Kurt (Crystal) of Bedford and Kirby (Cheri) Stailey of French Lick. He also leaves behind brothers, Ed (Phyllis) Howell of Mitchell, Danny Howell of McLean, Va., and Steve Robinson of Stockbridge, Ga.; and sister, Maryellen Nagel of Stockbridge, Ga. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Amy (Ryan) Birge, Emily Robinson, Wes (Lauren) Robinson, Megan Robinson, Carson, Addison and Kraig Stailey, and Darian (SPC Ben) Taylor; and great-grandson, Maverick, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death besides his parents, was his brother, Ron Robinson of Atlanta, Ga.

He acquired an accounting degree from Indiana University and worked as a loan officer and vice president of a bank. He was a graduate of Indiana Real Estate School, as well as the Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. He spent 43 years doing what he loved, working in law enforcement. He was chief deputy at both Lawrence County and the town of Nashville, and detective commander (major) at the Bedford City Police, retiring from all three departments. He was passionate about helping others and mentored many individuals who chose a career in law enforcement.

He was a Korean veteran, proudly serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

He served as a volunteer for the Bedford Boys Club for several years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling with his wife.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Mark Fugate and Pastor Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter No. 2.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Pallbearers are: Wes Robinson, Kraig and Carson Stailey, Mike and Jason Branham and Rick Lewis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, the American Parkinson Disease Association Inc. 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, New York, 10305 or IU Health Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Dr., Bloomington, IN 47430.

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

Kelly L. Staggs

May 2, 1960 — Nov. 21, 2014

Kelly L. Staggs, 54, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:08 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 2, 1960, she was the daughter of Ronnie G. Wolcott and Sandra (Bunch) Cox. She married William “Bill” Staggs, and he preceded her in death.

She retired from General Motors.

Surviving are her father, Ronnie; mother, Sandra Cox of Mitchell; one daughter, Tabitha Bireley of Bloomington; one son, Mason Mellott of Mitchell; two brothers, Brian Wolcott of Bedford and Neil Cox of Mitchell; one sister, RonniAnn Wolcott of Mitchell; and one granddaughter, Anara Hurst.

She was preceded in death by her son, D.J. Arbuckle; and her husband, Bill.

Funeral service will beat 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Homein Bedford. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Ronald Walton

Ronald Walton, 69, Mitchell, died Saturday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 23, 2014 Larry Daniel Hughes

Oct. 17, 1959 — Nov. 18, 2014

Larry Daniel Hughes, of Winchester, Indiana, passed suddenly from this life to his eternal reward on the evening of November 18, 2014. He was 55 years of age. He was born in Bedford, Indiana, on October 17, 1959, to the parents of Theodore and Shirley Hughes. His siblings include one brother and two sisters: Stephen and wife (Deborah Hughes) of Chicago, Illinois; Ronna and husband (Steve Craig) of Bedford, Indiana; and Renee and husband (DeWayne Joslin) of Selma, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl and Ila Hughes; and his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Thelma Smith.

He met Rebecca Sue Denton, in Newark, Ohio, and they were married June 20, 1981. To this union, they had 6 children: Michael, Christopher, Gina, Sean, Elizabeth and Nathan.

In 1992, he and his family took their stand with the Church of God, and he remained faithful to the end.

Bro. Dan faithfully assisted for many years in various aspects of the Gospel Trumpet work. His presence and his administrative skills, so much depended upon, will be much missed. He readily made himself available to help all the saints.

He loved his family and did what he could to be there for them. He was a wonderful grandfather to Jeffrey and Savanna and loved them dearly. He desired strongly to see all of his loved ones saved, especially his children. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Church of God meeting house, 5065 State Route 49 S., Greenville, Ohio, with Brother Randall Hargrave officiating. Family will receive friends at the meeting house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Church of God cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Michael Herman Taylor

Michael Herman Taylor, 60, of Bedford, died Friday, November 21, 2014. Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, and from 10 a.m. to the hour of service Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Kelly L. Staggs

Kelly L. Staggs, 54, of Mitchell, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Calling will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral home. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. November 22, 2014 Roland Stockton March 25, 1963 — Nov. 17, 2014

Roland Stockton, 51, of Bedford, passed away at 6:12  a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Bedford on March 25, 1963, to Leslie Stockton Jr. and Nanie (Baker) Faubion. He married Julie Sauerheber on Nov. 16, 2007, and she survives.

Roland was a 911 dispatcher at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department for many years. Prior to his death he was working for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a communications dispatcher.

Roland had a big heart and loved working as a dispatcher for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, and made a new family dispatching with the DNR.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Stockton of Bedford; his father and stepmother, Leslie and Betty Stockton of Bedford; his mother, Nanie Faubion of Bedford; two sons, Isaac Stockton of Branchville and Josh Stockton of Bedford; brother, Tony (Mary) Stockton of Bedford; sister, Debra (Lee) Vanguilder of Florida; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leslie and Edda Stockton Sr. and Willie and Hazel Baker; and stepfather, Jerry Faubion

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday  at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Julie M. Sluder

Jan. 26, 1971 — Nov. 20, 2014

Julie Maureen (Abel) Sluder, 43, of Mitchell, passed away on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Jan. 26, 1971, in Beech Grove, she was the daughter of Gene and Kerri (Sinegar) Abel. She married Kim Sluder, on Dec. 19, 1999; and he survives.

She worked at Terry’s Catering and Banquet in Bloomington, and had previously worked at West Baden Hotel, and had managed Three Pigs Restaurant.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1989, and attended Ball State University. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption, of Mitchell.

She was a member of South Central Indiana Geocachers. Her grandchildren were the biggest joys of her life.

Surviving are her husband, Kim of Mitchell; her parents, Gene and Kerri Abel of Bedford; one brother, Gregory Abel of Mauldin, S.C.; one sister, Stephanie Abel, of Ellettsville; two nephews, Christopher and Corey Abel, of South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Candace Schofield, of Bedford, and Robin (Ricky) Holmes, of Springville; three grandchildren, Jessie Schofield, Chelsey Schofield, and Tyler Holmes; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Sluder, of Bryantsville.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marshall and Mary Abel, and John and Eileen Sinegar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Olcott Center, IU Health Bloomington, 619 W. First Street, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

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

Patricia L. Hunter

Aug. 17, 1931 — Nov. 21, 2014

Patricia L. Hunter, 83, Spencer, died Friday. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mundell Cemetery in Heltonville.  There is no visitation scheduled. West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. November 21, 2014 Robert D. Lewis Feb. 5, 1921 — Nov. 19, 2014

Robert Dale Lewis, 93, of Bedford, went to be with his Lord at 7 a.m. on Wednesday from his home of 68 years. His wife was by his side.

Born Feb. 5, 1921, in Bedford, he was the son of Arthur Samuel and Lula (Meadows) Lewis. He married Frances Garrison on July 21, 1946, and she survives.

Bob retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1981. He was a tool and die maker for 34 years.

He served in World War II in the European Theater, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Bob was a dedicated member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Frances, of Bedford; their children, Kevin Lewis and Darlene Parker and husband Dan; grandchildren, Brett Parker and wife Lindsey, JoEllen Holland and husband Sam, all of Bedford and Paul Parker and wife Molli, of Beech Grove; great-grandchildren, Paul Hayden, Kolton Brock, Kasen Isaiah, Sammy Dale, Jay Robert, Mallory Frances, Paul Jackson and Alexandra Jo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Henschen and Loretta Canada.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove 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 11 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 Robert at www.daycarter.com.

Lola L. Page

Dec. 3, 1927 — Nov. 19, 2014

Lola L. Page, 86, of Bloomington, passed away at 6:08 p.m. on Wednesday at Autumn Hills Special Care Unit in Bloomington.

Born Dec. 3, 1927, in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Ralph and Pallie (George) Jackson. She married Kenneth E. Page on Jan. 11, 1947.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church.

Surviving relatives include one son, Ralph Page of Bloomfield; two daughters, Nancy Carmichael (Robert) of Bedford and Sheryl Smith (Keith) of Bloomington; her grandchildren, Jonathan Page (Kris) of Bloomfield, Amanda Page of Bloomfield, Laura Carmichael of Bedford, Sarah Roberts (Chad) of Springville, Kristopher Coffey (Jennifer) of Decatur and Kebra Cielo (Hector) of Bloomington; great-grandchildren, Dillin Page, Austin Page, Jackson Page, Logun Page, Kendale Roberts, Kaylynn Roberts, Ben Gonzalez, Nick Gonzalez, Taylor Cielo, McKenna Coffey, Alyssa Coffey and Kinleigh Coffey; and one brother, Lester “Red” Jackson (Ethel) of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Page on Feb. 29, 2008; three brothers, Wayne, Ervin and Wendell Jackson; and her parents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Parkview Village in Odon and Autumn Hills in Bloomington for taking extraordinary care of Lola.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Walnut Grove Cemetery in care of Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Julie A. Sluder

Julie Abel Sluder, 43, Bedford, died on Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. November 20, 2014 Mildred L.Crutchfield Nov. 21, 1921 — Nov. 19, 2014

Mildred Louise Crutchfield, 92, Bedford, died at 9:19 a.m. on Wednesday at Johnson Christian Village.

Born Nov. 21, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lowell and Myrl (Hawk) Bellville. She married David Crutchfield on June 29, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1989.

She worked as an assembler at RCA, and as a supervisor at Delco Electronics and General Motors.

She was a member of the Bedford First Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Jan Corbin and husband Le of Bedford and Jill Bolger and husband Hank of Kokomo; five grandchildren, David Corbin, Michael Corbin and wife Jerri, all of Bedford, Mary Beth DuVall and husband Tim, Jan Lane and husband, Gary, all of Westfield and Robert Galbraith of Terre Haute; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Angelia DuVall; a brother, Charles Bellville; and a sister, Mary Olive Duitz.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Duncan officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on 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.

Glenna R. Beavers

Jan. 21, 1938 — Sept. 25, 2014

Glenna Rose Beavers, 76, passed away Sept. 25 in El Paso, Texas.

Born Jan. 21, 1938, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Arlie S. and Ruth E. (Fish) Beavers.

She was a former member of the Bedford Church of God. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1955. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1962 from Anderson College in Anderson. She received her Master’s degree from Ball State in Muncie in 1965. Her teaching career spanned 44 years beginning in 1959 and specializing in upper elementary grades, language arts and remedial reading. Glenna was bi-lingual, having studied the Spanish language in Mexico and the Panama Canal Zones.

She taught in schools in Indiana, Michigan, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Panama Canal Zones before settling in El Paso, Texas, for the last 24 years of her career. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award for Canal Zone Schools in 1974 and was El Paso Teacher of the Year in 1997.

Glenna loved to travel and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, South and Central America, Europe, Italy, Greece and North Africa.

Survivors include a brother, Maurice Beavers of Hagerstown; a sister, Rita Finney of Greenfield; 13 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Beavers and two sisters, Marjorie Julian and Betty Bugh.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alta Vista Elementary School in El Paso, Texas.

Arrangements under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kenneth Stokes

Nov. 13, 1938 — Nov. 18, 2014

Kenneth “Kenny” Stokes, 76, of Kokomo, passed away at his home on Tuesday after a courageous battle with liver cancer.

He was born the son of William and Thelma (Polk) Stokes on Nov. 13, 1938, in Kokomo. He married Cecilia Dietzen at St. Joan of Arc Church in Kokomo on Oct. 6, 1962 and she survives.

Kenny was a 1957 graduate of Kokomo High School. Kenny served in the Navy as a machinist mate from 1957-1961.

Kenny was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the American Legion.

He finished 320 hours certification course sponsored by the National Executive Housekeepers Association in November of 1982 and was certified Feb. 24, 1983. He had worked in Housekeeping/maintenance for various employers and factories.

Kenny enjoyed camping trips with his family. These were treasured time for him. Kenny also enjoyed woodworking and finally was able to enjoy this trade when he retired. He made many pens and other items out of different woods and gave these gifts to family and friends.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 52 years, Cecilia Stokes of Kokomo; sons, Michael (Jennifer) Stokes of Indianapolis and Gregory (Wendy) Stokes of Bedford; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kenny is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Fr. Martin Sandhage and the Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ziegler as celebrants. Burial will follow in Sharpsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, where the Rosary will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

 Memorial contributions may be made in Kenny’s name to Bedford Clothe-A-Child Inc., Bedford P.O. Box 1510.

Helen McLaughlin

June 15, 1930 — Nov. 18, 2014

Helen (Rayhill) McLaughlin, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born June 15, 1930, in Mitchell, the daughter of Ivis and Maggie (Lynn) Rayhill. She married Damon McLaughlin on May 19, 1961, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2006.

She had been a secretary for Mullis Petroleum and also their own business.

She is survived by one brother, Joe Rayhill of Mitchell; two nephews; Albert Novotny of Greenfield and David Novotny of Cicero; and two nieces, Paula Novotny of Indianapolis and Julia Novotny of San Diego, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Paul Rayhill; and two sisters, Mary Novotny and Lois Sermershiem.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Blaze L. Lively

Nov. 18, 2014 — Nov. 18, 2014

Blaze Leeann Dawn Lively, infant daughter of Travis Ray and Amber Dawn (Livingston) Lively, was stillborn Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan officiating.

Robert D. Lewis

Robert Dale Lewis, 93, of Bedford, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. November 19, 2014 Viola M. Bunch June 26, 1944 — Nov. 17, 2014

Viola M. “Vicky” Bunch, 70, of Bedford, died at 3:18 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 26, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lowranzo (L.D.) and Viola F. (Roberts) Bunch. She enjoyed visiting places and meeting people. She attended Mount Pleasant Special Needs Church and Faith Mission Church.

Survivors include her guardian, Joanne Adams of Bedford; several cousins and caregivers from Stonebelt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Diane Bunch and a brother, Michael Bunch.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Beech Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Ben Colburn officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Mount Pleasant Special Needs Church or Stonebelt Center.

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

Bonnie M. Roberts

Dec. 3, 1939 — Nov. 17, 2014

Bonnie Marie Roberts, 74, Huron, passed away at 8:35 p.m. on Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 3, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillie Mae (Pitman) Simpson. She married Walter Eugene Roberts April 15, 1961.

Bonnie worked a few years at the Trav-Ler plant in Orleans, where she met her husband-to-be. She was a homemaker until beginning a 34-year career with the Mitchell Community Schools. Bonnie worked in the Huron Elementary School cafeteria until the school closed in 1982. She was then a teacher’s aide for 18 years at Hatfield Elementary School until her retirement in 2004.

She graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and was an active member of the Huron Church of God. Bonnie served in many capacities throughout her adult life. She was serving as the church secretary-treasurer, Sunday school secretary-treasurer, chairperson of the advisory council and president of the Ladies Missionary Society, a position she had held for 36 years at the time she became ill in September 2013. Bonnie was also a former 4-H leader and Cub Scout den mother.

Bonnie enjoyed a variety of activities such as sewing, reading, gardening and quilting, and she was known as an excellent cook. She was most content when seated on a riding mower, or the family’s small farm tractor mowing grass. Always a supporter of her husband’s and sons’ activities, she continued with the grandchildren, as she seldom missed a 4-H activity, sports event, musical, awards program or any other endeavor they might be involved with.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Roberts of Huron; sons, Robin Eugene (Jill) Roberts and Ryan Eric (Rhonna) Roberts, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Darci, Andrew, Adam and Bret; sisters, Goldie (Kenneth) Mundy and Lucille Kelly of Columbus and Rosabelle (Randell) Knight of Huron; stepsisters, Lorene Mitchell of Oolitic and Marcia Tolbert of Williams; sisters-in-law, Betty Raney of Shoals and Shirley Mundy of Fayetteville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her father; mother, Lillie Simpson Etchison; sister, Ilene Richardson; and brothers, Harold, Jesse, Ralph and Leithel Mundy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Paul Kirby and Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Andrew Roberts, Darci Roberts, Adam Roberts, Bret Roberts, Robin Roberts and Ryan Roberts

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. November 18, 2014 Wilma P. Strange April 22, 1931 — Nov. 17, 2014

Wilma Pauline Strange, 83, Mitchell, passed away at 6 a.m. Monday at White River Lodge.

Born April 22, 1931, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Ernest Cecil and Alice (Durnal) Martin. She married Elmer E. Strange March 10, 1956, and he preceded her in death March 14, 2006.

Wilma was a homemaker and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

Surviving are children, Betty Fox of Mitchell, Bobbi Holt of Australia, Phyllis Payton of Mitchell, Janet Curtsinger of Martinsville and David Strange and Scott Strange, both of Mitchell; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Alice Strange; and brothers, Ernest “Pepper” Martin, and Gene Martin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Lois J. Allen

April 17, 1929 — Nov. 15, 2014

Lois Jean Allen, former resident of Lawrence County, died Saturday with her family by her side in Washington at the young age of 85.

At her request, only a graveside service will be held.

Ms. Allen was born April, 17, 1929, to Charles and Naomi Peel. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Jr.; sisters, Melba, Mercedes, Maddie; and three husbands, Jim Meadows, Harry Hudson and William “Bill” Allen.

Survivors include: a brother, Edward Peel, a sister, Vera Figg; beloved son, Ronald Hudson and wife/caregiver Kit Hudson; stepson, Paul Donahue; and stepdaughter, Gay Horton; grandsons, Jamie Hudson, Michael Paul Donahue and Steven Hudson; granddaughters, Heather Hudson-Cook, Angie Lewis and Missy Horton; resulting in 17 great-grandchildren.

Donations, in memory of Lois, are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie M. Roberts

Bonnie M. Roberts, 74, died Monday evening at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 17, 2014 Linda M. Deckard Dec. 20, 1947 — Nov. 15, 2014

Linda “Mammy” Deckard, 66, of Bedford, was called home at 2:14 a.m. on Saturday. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 20, 1947, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Malcom Hilderbrand and Anna (Glassco) Hilderbrand. She married Eugene “Gene” Deckard and he preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2014.

She was a surgery tech at Indiana University Health.

Survivors include a son, Michael Joe Deckard and wife Nancy of Norman; a daughter, Becky (Deckard) Tumey and husband Scott Tumey of Bedford; two grandchildren, Tiffany Deckard of Orleans and Jeremy Tumey of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Tyson Mclaughlin and Alicia McCart; two granddogs, Buddy Joe and Izzy Ann; a sister, Clara Huddleston of Norman; and two brothers, Richard Hilderbrand of Norman and Mike Hilderbrand of Arkansas

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene; her mother and father; three sisters, Marilyn Sue Patton, Glenda Elnora Robinson, and Ethel Rose Hilderbrand; and two brothers, Rodney Hilderbrand, and Malcom Hilderbrand Jr.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Jerry D. Covey

March 12, 1945 — Nov. 15, 2014

Jerry Denver Covey, 69, 5410 Leatherwood Road, Bedford, passed away Saturday night at Indiana University Health in Bedford.

Born March 12, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Betty M. (Greer) and Clinton Z. Covey. He was a 1964 graduate of Shawswick High School and just celebrated their 50th class reunion in May.

He retired after 35 years as co-owner of Sigma Steel in Bedford.

He was an avid sportsman which he loved hunting big game such as bear, elk, caribou, and deer with a bow and arrow. He was a lifetime member of the White River Bowhunters Association. He also enjoyed bird and duck hunting with good friends.

He loved spending time with his family and traveling to exotic locales.

He married Nancy L. Reynolds on Dec. 24, 1964. Next month would have marked their 50th anniversary.

Survivors include his wife Nancy; one daughter, Jerri Lynn Kurdziolek and husband John Michael; two grandsons, Cory Gerkin of New Albany, and Kyle Gerkin of Mitchell; one brother, Jim Covey of Williams; one sister, Joyce Belle Nelson and her husband Wayne of Sweetwater, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Octabelle and Curtis Jackson; and one aunt, Joan Greer.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Annalou C.McCune

May 8, 1931 — Nov.14, 2014

Annalou C. McCune, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 8, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James Paul Child and Margaret Fay (Anderson). She married George Frederick McCune on April 8, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1998.

Annalou previously worked as the office manager at Bedford Machine Company, and later retired from Hospitality House as personnel director.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was also past President from 2000-2001 of the United Methodist Women. Annalou was also a member and past President of Tri Kappa from 1996-1997.

Survivors include one son, James F. McCune and wife Cynthia of Schaumburg, Ill.; one daughter, Karen S. Roberts Hackler of Bedford; four grandchildren, Melissa Ziel, Andrew McCune, Samantha Hackler and Jennifer Hackler; and one brother, Edward L. Child of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Following the memorial service, family and friends are invited for a remembrance luncheon at the church. A private burial will occur at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Trustee Account.

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

James E. Connerley

Sept. 20, 1937 — Nov. 14, 2014

James Edward Connerley, 77, of Mitchell, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Sept. 20, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elmer and Ruth Terrell. He was raised by his grandparents, Jesse and Minnie Connerley. He married Gail Speer on April 30, 1958, and she survives.

Jim served in the U.S. Army and went on to be a diesel mechanic. He retired from Rogers Group in 2000.

He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 for over 40 years, and a member of Mitchell Pentecostal Church.

Jim was an avid camper. He loved spending time with his family and friends. His favorite things were sitting around the campfire, playing cards and riding golf carts with the Wrinkle Gang. He also enjoyed sitting on the porch soaking up the sunshine.

He will always be remembered for his million dollar smile, his great sense of humor, and the strong will and determination he bestowed upon his children.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Gail; three daughters, Lois (Dan) Fisher of Indianapolis, Barb Martin of Mitchell and Annita (Michael Stevens) Cox of Bedford. They adopted their grandson Joshua (Chelsea) Connerley in 2004, and he survives along with grandchildren, Eric (Brooke) Fisher and Brent (Michelle) Fisher of Greenwood, Matthew Fisher of Indianapolis, Kaylynn Smith of Newburgh, and Kia Cox, Kenzi Cox and Kansas Cox, all of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Adalye Fisher, Owen Fisher, Eliana Fisher, and Luke Fisher, all of Greenwood, Bentley and Paisley Smith of Newburgh, and Jensen Connerley of Terre Haute; siblings: brothers, Bob (Dorothy) Terrell and Larry Terrell, both of Mitchell, a sister, Sheila (Mike) Massie of Bloomington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; sister, Janet Mathew; brother, Philip Terrell; a granddaughter, Amber Gail Martin; and a son, Jimmy Connerley.

Pallbearers will be Dan Fisher, Michael Stevens, Eric Fisher, Brent Fisher, Joshua Connerley, Matthew Fisher, Kansas Cox and Andrew Smith.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Larry Dalton, and grandson, Brent Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. November 16, 2014 Linda Deckard

Dec. 20, 1947 — Nov. 15, 2014

Linda (Mammy) Deckard, 66, of Bedford, was called home on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 2:14 am. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 20, 1947, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Malcom Hilderbrand and Anna (Glassco) Hilderbrand. She married Eugene “Gene” Deckard and he preceded her in death on January 3, 2014. She was a surgery tech at IU Health.

Survivors include a son, Michael Joe Deckard and his wife Nancy, of Norman; a daughter, Becky (Deckard) Tumey and her husband Scott Tumey, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Tiffany Deckard of Orleans and Jeremy Tumey of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Tyson Mclaughlin and Alicia McCart; two granddogs, Buddy Joe and Izzy Ann; a sister, Clara Huddleston of Norman; two brothers, Richard Hilderbrand of Norman and Mike Hilderbrand of Arkansas

She is preceded in death by her husband Gene; her mother and father; three sisters, Marilyn Sue Patton, Glenda Elnora Robinson, and Ethel Rose Hilderbrand; two brothers, Rodney Hilderbrand, and Malcom Hilderbrand Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, November 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Linda at www.daycarter.com.

James Edward Connerley

James Edward Connerley, 77, of Mitchell, died Friday, November 14, 2014. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Annalou McCune

Annalou McCune, 83, of Bedford, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Calling will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. November 15, 2014 James C. Terry Dec. 10, 1943 — Nov. 12, 2014

James Conrad Terry, 70, of Indianapolis passed away Wednesday surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Bedford, to Wilma Minger Terry and Yank Terry.

He served in the U.S. Army before completing his degree at Indiana University and attaining his CPA certification. Jim retired from an accounting career in the banking industry.

Jim is survived by his dearly loved partner, Lynn Crosby Wilson; daughters, Angela Thompson of Carmel and Laura (David) Zapp of Fishers; brothers, Michael (Suzanne) of Odessa, Fla., and Patrick (Diana Jo) of Bedford; sister-in-law, Barbara Terry of Bedford; grandchildren, Maxwell and Kelsie Thompson and Isabella Zapp; nieces, Brett of Indianapolis and Erin of Clearwater, Fla.; nephews, Matthew of Odessa, Fla., and Ryan (Jaymie) of Bedford; great-nephew, Joshua Daniel of Bedford; and all of Lynn's family.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ronald, and nephew, Joshua.

Truly a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, Jim attended games as an infant when his father pitched for the team, and he had the pleasure this summer of taking in a game with Lynn, his daughters and their families.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel. A memorial service will be at at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Presbyterian Church (7700 North Meridian St.), followed by a luncheon at Woodstock Club.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County or the American Heart Association in memory of Josh Terry.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com. November 14, 2014 Richard E. Hoefer Nov. 20, 1930 — Nov. 13, 2014

Richard Edmond “Dick” Hoefer, 83, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Alden, Iowa, he was the son of John J. Hoefer and Anna (Wilkins) Hoefer. He married Vera Lea Clay on July 12, 1983; and she survives.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He also received Combat Infantry Badge, a United Nations Service Medal, and a Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Camp Stars. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1166, Bedford, and the Indiana State Seniors Golf Association.

He was a Kentucky Colonel, the Director of Vista del Mar Condo Association, Perdido Key, Fla., and CDR-(DAV), Kentucky. He was an instructor of maintenance at assistance team for NG and Army Reserve for Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan for Fort Knox, Ky. He was the RCIA Director of St. Matthews Church, Indianapolis.

He worked for the United States Federal Civil Service as the Director of Logistics, Seventh Corps; serving in Stuttgart, Germany, Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Drum, N.Y., where he retired in 1992.

Surviving are his wife Vera Lea Hoefer of Bloomington; three daughters, Liza (Anthony) Najem, Carla (John) Santos of Bloomington, and Veronica Conte-Clark; eight grandchildren, Kristin (Chad) Garber, Antone (Emily) Najem, Alex Najem, Andrew Najem, Amanda Santos, Samantha Santos, Ian Clark, and Briana Clark; three great-grandchildren, Malaki, Chase, and Colette; two brothers-in-law, James Clay of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Don (Susan) Clay of Lexington, N.C.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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

Janet Diefendorf

Sept. 14, 1920 — Nov. 12, 2014

Janet Braman Diefendorf, 94, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 2:01 a.m. Wednesday at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis.

Born Sept. 14, 1920, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Dr. B.E. and Vere Braman Diefendorf.

Janet graduated from Mitchell High School in 1939. She was a beauty operator at Wavie’s Beauty Shop for 53 years and had her own shop in her home for many years after that.  She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, where she served in the nursery for over 40 years.  Janet was recently honored as a 75-year member of Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa.

She loved to bake cookies for her neighbors and family.  She was affectionately called the “Cookie Lady.”  Her persimmon pudding was scrumptious.

Survivors include sisters, JoEllen Trimble of Fishers and Martha Shook of Indianapolis; nieces, Jackie (John) Hammer, Renee Pfefferle, Kris (Gary) Kiser and Kelly Trimble; nephews, Kim (Claire Martin) Trimble and Jeff (Gigi) Shook, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.15, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Eric Kersey officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

A Tri Kappa memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. November 13, 2014 Janet Diefendorf Sept. 14, 1920 — Nov. 12, 2014

Janet Braman Diefendorf, 94, formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home. November 12, 2014 Mildred R. Fields Dec. 1, 1925 — Nov. 8, 2014

Mildred Ruth Fields, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday at Mitchell Manor.

She was born in Lawrence County on Dec. 1, 1925, to Robert F. Root and Minnie M. (Shirley) Root. Mildred married William F. Fields on Feb. 13, 1944, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1998.

She was a homemaker and nursery school helper at Gingerbread Nursery School in Bedford.

She was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Joann) Fields of Bedford, William David Fields of Bedford, Phillip (Karen) Fields of Bedford, Timothy (Darlene) Fields of Bedford, Susan Oliver of Bedford, and Brenda (Joseph) Beyers of Bedford; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth Root of Bedford and Robert F. Root Jr. of Bedford; sister, Evelyn McGregor of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Roberta Kerr; and daughter-in-law, Linda Fields.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Mill Bible Camp or LIFE Blessings.

Janis Marie Alexander

Feb. 13, 1960 — Nov. 11, 2014

Janis Marie (Norman) Alexander, 54, of Bedford, passed away at 9:29 a.m., on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born Feb. 13, 1960, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clyde & Blanche (Ramsey) Norman. She married Jerry Alexander in November 2001, and he survives.

She was a member of Friendly Bible Church. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping, 4-wheeling and being outdoors.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry Alexander; three daughters, Chasity (Tim) Jenkins, Crystal Walton, and Angie Alexander; grandchildren, Tyler and Elijah Jenkins, Vanessa Murphy, Kimberly and Heather Walton, Jesse Woodward, Robert Alexander, and Laney Gilbert; two sisters, Sharon (Richard) Kinser and Donna (Larry) Holmes; one brother, Ed (Jane) Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Colleen and Linda; son-in-law, Eddie Walton; and mother-in-law, Nancy Alexander.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery, Mitchell.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the 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.

Straley I. Clark

Dec. 8, 1915 — Nov. 10, 2014

Straley Irene Clark, 98, of Lawrence County, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health in Bedford.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1915, in Lee County, Va., to Frank Lundy and Jennie (Witt) Daugherty. She married Elbert B. Clark in Middleboro, Ky., in 1934, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include two sons, William “Gene” Clark of Greenwood and Harry Clark of Owensburg; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Bertha Galatti; brothers, Ernest and Carl Lundy; sisters, Helen Clark and Erma Ruth Garrison; and a grandson, Scotty Dale Clark.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday.

Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Janet Diefendorf

Janet Braman Diefendorf, 94, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 2:01 a.m. today at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 11, 2014 Regiena A.Swango Dec. 24, 1919 — Sept. 26, 2014

Our beloved “Auntie,” Regiena Alice Swango, 94, passed away Sept. 26 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Born on Christmas Eve 1919 in Bedford, she was the last surviving daughter of Fred and Minnie Maick. She was married twice, first to Hansel Sanders and later to John Swango.

At the time of her death she resided in Orlando, Fla., with her niece, Sonya Riddle and husband  Kyle. Previously she was a resident of Tucson, Ariz.

She was retired from Hughes Aircraft (Raytheon) in Tucson. After retiring she spent 10 years volunteering at a center for special needs children.

She is survived and truly missed by two brothers, Lurley “Fred” Maick and wife Barbara of Arcadia, Fla., and Edwin Maick of Bedford; numerous nieces and nephews; and many longtime friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Eileen Koch, Lima Summers, Gretchen Ballinger, Rhodressa Taylor, Mildred Lyons, and Doris Bex; and a young son, John R Swango II.

According to her wishes, she was cremated and burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Margaret E.Burton

Feb. 24, 1935 — Nov. 10, 2014

Margaret Eileen Burton, 79, Orleans, died at 3:37 a.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 10, 2014 Ira F. ‘Jiggs’ Sherrill Dec. 15, 1926 — Nov. 8, 2014

Ira Franklin “Jiggs” Sherrill, 87, died Saturday.

Jiggs was born to Hilda “Hic” Tolliver and Ira Sherrill and raised by his grandparents, Mary “Lavisa” Terrell Tolliver and Grant Tolliver. He was proud to have been raised in Bedford’s north end.

Jiggs served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a military policeman in North Africa, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Europe. He was recalled for the Korean War as a hand-to-hand combat instructor at Camp Atterbury.

He married the love of his life, Marjorie Phipps, on April 19, 1947. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2005. They lived and raised their four kids on a farm in the Logan community of Lawrence County. They raised black angus cattle, quarter horses (having, at times, over 100 head) and percherons. For several years the family would annually donate a mare and new colt to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

Jiggs was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Heltonville Area Veterans, American Legion Post No. 33 Bedford, Mitchell Senior Citizens and, if there was such a thing, he would have been a charter member of the Eat-Daily at the Golden Corral Club.

Jiggs never met a stranger and with his magnetic smile, made friends wherever he went. His favorite saying was, “Keep smiling.”

Jiggs had recently received his 60-year certificate from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was proud to be a union member and had worked on the construction of numerous power plants, schools and universities throughout the United States.

Jiggs could never understand people who accepted an “it can’t be done” response. He always dove headfirst into any project that needed to be done.

He loved kids and coached basketball several years at the Bedford Boys Club. In the early 1960s he was instrumental in starting the Biddy Ball program at Needmore School and was involved in school functions for many years. He was always the perfect Daddy and enjoyed being considered a stand-in dad or grandpa to every child he met. In recent years, he was presented with the Mister Hilltopper award by the Needmore Alumni Association.

He is survived by his children, Becky (Phil) Bailey and Curt (Sandi) Sherrill, of Bedford, Cathy (Dennis) Coyle of Bradenton, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Carla Sherrill of Texas; his grandchildren, Tristan (Michelle) Sherrill of Plano, Texas, Shay Sherrill of Bedford, Shannon (Laura) Sherrill of Staunton, Va., Lisa (Mark Goza) Sherrill-Goza of Plano, Texas, Cody Bailey of, Oolitic, Stephanie (Darin) Smithson, John (Erin) Sherrill and Scott (Jen) Coyle, all of Bedford, and Leslie (Jon) Mefford of Oolitic; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Madi Sherrill, Dylan and Brooks Sherrill, Finn Sherrill, Madisyn, Trinidy and Adalynn Bailey, Joe Smithson, Kyler, Reece, Gavin and Miley Sherrill, Jordan (Darren) McCloud, Alex, Gabe, Jordan and Jayden Coyle, Laney and Skyler Shoemaker and  Caitlin and Allison Mefford. Also, like family, his very close friend and farm helper, Steve Blake.

He was also preceded in death by his oldest son, John Richard “Rick” Sherrill; sister, Christina Holt; grandson, Treat Charles Sherrill in infancy, and parents.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Hillcrest Christian Church. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, also at the church, with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will take place at Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hillcrest Christian Church or the American Legion Post No. 33 of Bedford (Veteran Transport Fund) or the LIFE pantry.

Ty E. Hardwick

Oct. 7, 1943 — Nov. 7, 2014

Tyra “Ty” E. Hardwick, 71, of Bedford died at 8:41 p.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born Oct. 7, 1943, in Martin County, he was the son of Sat and Mattie (Chandler) Hardwick. He married Suzanne Short on Jan. 4, 1964, and she survives.

He had worked for Sprint Oil as a retail manager.

Survivors include his wife Suzanne of Bedford; one daughter, Dietra King and husband Tim of Bedford; one son, Trent Hardwick and wife Bobbi of Williams; four grandchildren, Braxtan Hardwick, Trinity Hardwick, Jarad King and Whitney King Dyer; four sisters, Annis Skinner of Illinois, Mildred North of Arizona, Brenda Terrell and husband Jack of Bedford and Sue Hammersley and husband Larry of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Tristyn Hardwick; five brothers, Dan Wagoner, William Hardwick, Clifford Hardwick, Roe Hardwick and Bob Hardwick; and one sister, Nellie Wade.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry East officiating.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Margaret Burton

Margaret Burton, 79, Orleans, died at 3:37 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. November 09, 2014 Ty E. Hardwick

Oct. 7, 1943 — Nov. 7, 2014

Ty E. Hardwick, 71, of Bedford, died Friday, November 7, 2014. Calling will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. November 08, 2014 Judy K. Feaster June 17, 1951 — Nov. 6, 2014

Judy Katherine (Hurley) Feaster, 63, of Bedford died at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent- Seton, Indianapolis.

Born June 17, 1951, in Washington County,  she was the daughter of Coy and Norma (Purlee) Hurley. She was married to Jim Pickens, and he survives, of Bedford.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School and had worked at Lehigh Cement, Mitchell; several area restaurants and was a homemaker.

Her door was always open. She will always be remembered for her generosity, hospitality and great cooking.

Surviving are her husband, Jim Pickens; daughter, Jane (Jeremy) Strawn; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be held in the spring of 2015 at Saltillo Cemetery.

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

Benny E. Johnson

Dec. 16, 1928 — Oct. 31, 2014

Benny Eugene Johnson, Vancouver, Wash., passed away Oct. 31. He was born in Bedford, to Fay and Villa Johnson.

Ben is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; two children, Debbie and Dennis; two grandsons; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Ken Johnson of Westport, Wash., Jim Johnson of Peoria, Ariz., and Jack Johnson of Bedford; sisters May Newkirk of Silver Springs, Fla., and Rose Cummings and Vera Quackenbush, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Russell Johnson of Bedford.

A memorial service was Nov. 7 at The First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th St., Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made, in memory of Ben, to The Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498.

Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

The Davies Cremation and Burial Services Inc. in Vancouver was in charge of the arrangements. November 06, 2014 Robert H. Templeton Robert Hutchins Templeton, 89, Bedford, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. There will be no visitation hours.

LavonneThompson

March 4, 1926 — Nov. 1, 2014

Lavonne (Crim) Thompson, 88, died Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Mount Olive Church near Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals is in charge of local arrangements. November 05, 2014 Susan E. Linton Feb. 26, 1964 — Nov. 2, 2014

Susan E. (Fish) Linton, 50, of Lawrence County, died at her residence on Sunday.

She was born Feb. 26, 1964, in Lafayette to Michael J. Fish and Marged (Ewing) Fish.

She was a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College and Oakland City University.

She was a loving, caring mother and grandmother, she would help anyone and loved all, she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her loving soul mate, Ronald Sipes of Bedford; the father of her children, M. Dean Linton of Bedford; her children, Brittany York, Lindsay Turpin, Chelsay Linton, all of Bedford; stepsons, Landon Minton and Ryan Sipes of Bedford; brothers, John Fish of Bedford, Bob Fish of Greenwood, Barry Diehl of Florida and Stacey Diehl of Florida; sisters, Shelly Cox of Avoca and Michele Hatfield of Bedford; her stepmother, Rita Fish of Florida; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with celebration of life at 7 p.m.

Doyle Packwood Sr.

Jan. 15, 1938 — Nov. 4, 201 Doyle Packwood Sr., 76, of Bedford, died at 7:51 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Raymond R. and Geneva Opal (Bunn) Packwood. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1956.

He married Ginger Hardwick on Nov. 16, 1974, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1990.

He retired after 38 years of service with RCA. He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness.

Survivors include a son, Doyle Packwood Jr. of Bedford; a cousin, Jim Mullenix of Washington; and a niece, Kim Jewell of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Robert and Wilbur Packwood; and a sister, Nola Lavell.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Art Ingerman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness.

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

Malissa A. Ratliff

Oct. 4, 1966 — Nov. 3, 2014

Malissa Ann Ratliff, 48, Mitchell, died at 4:14 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hosptial. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. November 04, 2014 JoAnne Ducker July 21, 1926 — Nov. 2, 2014

JoAnne Ducker, 88, of Bloomington, formerly of Oolitic, died at 12:35 p.m., on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born July 21, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dewey “Rip” and Ruth (Swango) Hatfield. She married Ivan Ducker in 1946 and he survives.

She was a clerk at the Greystone Gift Shoppe for 27 years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford, where she was an active member of American Baptist Women’s Missions. JoAnne is fondly remembered for always having the right decorations for any occasion. Her persimmon pudding and cherry delight were family favorites.

Survivors include her husband, Ivan of Bloomington; two sons, Mark Ducker and wife Mary of Ypsilanti, Mich., Kerry Ducker and wife Debbie of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Ben, Zak, Scott and Kara; one great-grandchild, Evie; a sister, Patty (Hatfield) Davis of Owensburg; two brothers, Don Hatfield of Oolitic and Doug Hatfield of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Wayne, Warren and Dick Hatfield; and a sister, Joyce Gallagher.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Women’s Ministries.

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

William F. Phillips

Aug. 17, 1921 — Nov. 3, 2014

William F. “Willie” Phillips, 93, Mitchell, passed away at 8 a.m. Monday at his residence.

Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Paoli, he was the son of William H. and Katie (Atchley) Phillips. He married Lucille “Tee” Stewart Dec. 7, 1946, and she preceded him in death July 3, 2006.

He had been employed at Honey-Krust Bakery and retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center—Crane. After retiring, he was employed at Spring Mill State Park.

Willie was a member of the First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and the National Rifle Association. He loved Indiana University basketball and restoring cars.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he entered the service Feb. 8, 1943, and served in Northern France and the Rhineland. He was a medic during the Battle of the Bulge, received four bronze stars, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving: children, Angie (Dave) Mercer of Indianapolis, Timothy F. Phillips of Mitchell, and Anita (Mike) Stephens and Kimberly (Brent) Todd of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Amelia and Andrew Todd, Matthew Mundy, Christine Shaffer, Sam Duggan, Aimee Mercer, Christine Hatfield, and Michelle Mercer; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Bruner of Paoli.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Rachel Cottner, Harry Cottner, and Rosalie Milligan, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday by Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. November 03, 2014 Linda D. Romine July 17,1959 — Oct. 29,2014

Linda D. (Snowden) Romine, 55, Bedford, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born July 17,1959, in Bedford, to Eugene and Evelyn (Melvin) Snowden.

She was employeed at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 18 years.

Survivors include two sons, Billy and Eric King; one daughter, Andrea King; one brother, Fred (Peggy) Snowden; and companion, Kenny Romine, all of Bedford; and two grandchildren, Whitney King and Kobe Stancomb.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sue Ann Mikels.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on  Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follw at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Eugenia F. Neal

July 30, 1947 — Nov. 1, 2014

Eugenia Fay Neal, 67, of Bedford, died Saturday morning at Indiana University Health in Bloomington.

Born in Bedford, she was the daughter of James “Jim” L. Baker and Imogene (Mollet) Baker. She was previously married to Ronald D. Neal of Bedford for 40 years and he survives.

She enjoyed crafts and sports, especially Florida State football and IU basketball. She loved her family and her dog Banjo Bobby.

Survivors include her mother, Imogene Baker of Lynn Haven, Fla.; son, Rickie Neal of Laplata, Md.; grandchildren; Joshua Danza, Kaitlin Neal, and Aiden Neal; brother, Rick Baker and wife Missy of Panama City, Fla., and their children, Genia, Charity, Kim, and Ryan; Aunt Shirl Anderson of Bedford; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim.

Funeral service will be  at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Brock officiating and music provided by Charity Kinneer. Burial will follow at Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Day & Carter Mortuary  from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the  service on Wednesday.

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

Melinda B. Pemberton

Oct. 29, 1957 — Oct. 29, 2014

Melinda B. Pemberton, 57, of New Albany, formerly of Fayetteville, died at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Green Valley Nursing Home in New Albany, after a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 29, 1957, in Florida, she was the daughter of Wallace and Nozell (Burke) Apperson.

She was a secretary for Computer Science Corporation.

Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Blair of Elizabeth, and Allyson Gulley of Bedford; a sister, Roxanne Apperson of Florida; a brother, Mark Apperson of North Carolina; and dear loved ones, John and Juanita Rhodes of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Apperson.

Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jo Ducker

Jo Ducker, 88, Bedford, died at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday at Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. November 02, 2014 Luella M. Clampitt Feb. 25, 1923 — Oct. 31, 2014

Luella M. Clampitt, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born February 25, 1923, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of John F. and Alpha (Bartlett) Manzenberger.

She married James F. Clampitt on December 24, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 2, 2010.

She was a graduate of Heltonville High School, Class of 1940. She lived most of her life on their farm near Buddha, where she was a member of the White River Baptist Church. She loved directing plays and musicals at the church for several years. She was also involved in various programs at Tunnelton School. She loved painting, and also made a quilt by hand for each of her 14 grandkids. She was a 4-H leader for several years and was a member of the gospel quartet for many years. She had previously worked at Citizens National Bank.

Surviving are sons, James M. (Cora) Clampitt, of Mexico, Missouri, Jerry E. (Tracey) Clampitt, of Bedford, and Jody (Tami) Clampitt, of Heltonville; daughter, Jane (John) Fansler, of Norman; grandchildren, Jimmy (Angie) Clampitt, J.W. (Stephanie) Fansler, Jordan (Carl) Roeder, Andy (Erin) Clampitt, Philip Clampitt, Jared Clampitt, Jonathan Clampitt, Joel Clampitt, Kyle (Katie) Clampitt, Heather (Brian) Leaver, Jennifer (Chris) McLeod, Joseph (fiance Serena) Clampitt, Josten (Casey) Fish, and Joshua Clampitt; great-grandchildren, Abby, James, Maggie, Ben, Joanna, Emma, Karys, Quentin, Paige, Finn, Baby Roeder, and Baby McLeod; one great-great grandchild, Lucas; and sisters, Mildred Deckard, of Bedford, and Alpha McKnight, of Heltonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, John T. Clampitt; grandson, Jeffrey; brothers, Bill, Joe, Frank, and Johnny Manzenberger; and sisters, Catherine Covey, Helen Reuter, Angie Seago, and Mary Jane Moses.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Friends may call on Monday, 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday, 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

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

Linda D. Romine

July 17, 1959 — Oct. 29,2014

Linda D. (Snowden) Romine, 55, of Bedford, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1959, in Bedford to Eugene and Evelyn (Melvin) Snowden. She was employed at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 18 years. Survivors include two sons, Billy and Eric King; one daughter, Andrea King; one brother, Fred (Peggy) Snowden; and companion, Kenny Romine, all of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Sue Ann Mikels. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to service time at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Bro. Perry East officiating.

Glen Bauser, Sr.

Mar. 18, 1949 — Oct. 30, 2014

Glen Bauser, Sr., 65, of Owensburg, died at 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at his residence.

Born March 18, 1949, in Hammond, IN, he was the son of Leslie and Virginia (Laviolette) Bauser. He married Kathy Boykin on July 5, 1970, and she survives. He owned and operated a machinist business. Glen was a loving husband, father and an avid hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of Owensburg; children, Glenna, Holly and Glen, and their spouses; grandchildren, John and Grace; two sisters, Kathy Nichels and Judy Nelson; brother, Ronnie Bauser; and mother-in-law, Norma Heisler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Vernel Bauser and Robert Bauser.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 3, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to IU Hospital/Miles for Myeloma. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Glen at www.daycarter.com. November 01, 2014 Donajean Hawkins April 3, 1923 — Oct. 30, 2014

Donajean (Black) Hawkins, 91, Williams, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born April 3, 1923, in Easton, the daughter of Thomas Wilcoxen and Mona Gail (Mitchell) Black. She was a graduate of Muncie Central High School.

She first married Robert Leonard Cline of Texas in 1942, then later married Robert Leroy Hawkins of Bedford in 1957.

She worked at various jobs over the years: drug store/soda shop assistant, running a boarding house in Muncie, waitressing in a big nightclub, bakery/deli assistant, employee at Essex in Orleans, a cook at Lincoln Elementary School, head cook at Mitchell Manor, a newspaper carrier for Heltonville and Norman, and an owner of several apartment houses in Bedford.

Her happiest position was as a mother and homemaker to her five children.

Donajean was a classy dresser, a good listener, an excellent cook and party planner, a formidable Scrabble player, an amusing poet, a piano player who loved to dance, and an hilarious one-line who loved to laugh.

Survivors include four children, Donal Gale (Elizabeth Ann) Cline of Chesterfield, Mona Elizabeth Cline, Dana Lea (Hawkins) Harper, and Lisa Nell Hawkins, all of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Deanna McIntyre, Donna McCurdy, Pat Wagner, Darian Cline, Billy J. Spangler, Amanda Maze, Nathan Harper, Michael McVicker, Joseph McVicker, Mikayla Mundy and Cody Mundy; 24-great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Thomas Cline; her husband, Robert Leroy Hawkins; her parents; one sister, Helen Elizabeth (Black) Fitzgerald; and six brothers, Vergil, Edwin, Francis, John Donald, William Jay, and Jack Lavon Black.

A memorial gathering of friends and family will take place throughout the day, beginning at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Wilson Park Shelter House.

Martha Davidson

Aug. 10, 1947 — Oct. 30, 2014

Martha Mitchell Davidson, 67, Mitchell, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born Aug. 10, 1947, in Nicholasville, Ky., she was the daughter of Clayton and Hazel (Tudor) Rogers. Martha first married Louis Mitchell March 5, 1965, and, he preceded her in death July 25, 2003. She then married Ernest Davidson Dec. 16, 2005, and he preceded her in death July 12, 2014.

Martha retired from Dana Corporation. She was member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her children, Jerry Wayne Watts of Mitchell, Lillian (Ken) Lesley of Bedford, and Rebecca Russell of Mitchell; stepchildren, Louis Wayne Mitchell of California and David Mitchell of North Carolina; siblings, William (Leeta) Rogers, James Rogers, Ada Bain, Judy Jordan, Malinda Watts, and Nancy Jane (James) Tate, all of Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren

Her parents; husbands; son, Brian Mitchell Sr.; granddaughter, Candida Roberts; siblings, Mary Derm and Katherine Rogers, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating.

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

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

Keri R. Umphress Smith

Aug. 16, 1970 — Oct. 29, 2014

Keri R. Umphress Smith, 44, of Bedford, died at 2:38 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 16, 1970, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wayne Umphress and Deratha “Dee” (McClintock) Smith.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Dee Smith and husband Jerald of Utica, Ky.; her father, Wayne Umphress and wife Mary of Bedford; a daughter, Ceara Smith of Philpot, Ky.; a son, Chance Smith of Utica, Ky.; a granddaughter, Allie Raymer; a brother, Cody Umphress of Bloomington; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jamie Umphress.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at Day & Carter.

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

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