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Obituaries — November 2017

Updated: Jan 16

November 30, 2017

Nancy M. (Harrison) Hancock

Feb. 28, 1925 — Nov. 29, 2017

Nancy M. Hancock, 92, of Bedford, died at 12:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Feb. 28, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Bert and Hattie M. (Bunch) Harrison. She married Emery Wayne Hancock in 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2012.

She retired in 1985 after working at RCA for 35 years and the Forestry Service for 11 years.

She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and a Pink Lady volunteer at Dunn Hospital. Nancy enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, the sun and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Neeley and husband Mike of Bloomington; two sons, Joseph Hancock of Indianapolis and Butch Hancock and wife Janis, of Nineveh; eight grandchildren, Jeremiah Hancock of Pendleton, Jeff Hancock and wife Jamie of Fayetteville, Branan, Eric and Matthew Neeley, all of Bloomington, Samantha Mobley and husband Eric of Bloomington, and Cory and Ben Hancock of Nineveh; and eight great-grandchildren, Lynndsey Stancombe, Addy, Kenzi, Blake and Zee Neeley, Brock, Jayde, Blake and Cierra Mobley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Danny Hancock; four brothers, Opal, Bill, Noble and Jim Harrison; and two sisters, Margie Speer and Lorene Harrison.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Englewood Baptist Church.

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

Lawrence A. ‘Larry’ Peterson

March 17, 1937 — Nov. 27, 2017

Lawrence “Larry” Peterson, 80, born in Bedford on March 17, 1937, beloved son of J. Robert Peterson and Vivian Peterson (nee Williams), died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2017.

Larry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Peterson (nee Lorenz) of Madison, beloved children; Jane (Maurice), Larry (Joana), Elizabeth (Ron) and Marilyn Jane (Tony). Larry also adored his 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and sister Emily, who all survive him.

Larry was a dedicated teacher in Palatine District 211 for over 40 years. For many of those years, he directed the plays, variety shows and musicals for Palatine High School, which he enjoyed immensely. For the past three years, Larry has been an active resident at Cedar Lake Assisted Living in Lake Zurich, Ill.

Visitation will be at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, Ill., 60047 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. Recitation of the Rosary will be during the visitation by Fr. David F. Ryan. Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Ahgrim Family Funeral Home, Lake Zurich.

Rosalynd T. (Luttman) Schiffli

Rosalynd T. Schiffli, 72, of Ashley, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born in Noble County to Arthur and Mercedes (Alt) Luttman. They have both passed away.

Rose was a homemaker.

She married Richard Schiffli on Feb. 24, 1968, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Waterloo, and he survives in Ashley.

Also surviving are two sons and a daughter, Rodney L. Schiffli of Ashley, Anthony R. Schiffli of Hamilton and Jadeena R. (Mark) Young of Mitchell; eight grandchildren, Dylan J. Schiffli, Paulette R. (Mark) Shanks, Madison M. Schiffli, Kyle Schiffli, Suede Schiffli, Hunter Schiffli, Brendon Young and Conner Young, and one great-grandson, Liam Richard Shanks; two brothers, Wayne (Clarice) Luttman of Winchester, Kan. and Norman Lutman of Fort Wayne.

Private family services will be held at a later date. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.

November 29, 2017

Dolores Jean ‘D’ (Chapman) Vance

Aug. 24, 1941 — Nov. 27, 2017

Dolores “D” Jean (Chapman) Vance, 76, Bedford, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at her residence.

Born Aug. 24, 1941, in Desloge, Missouri, she was the daughter of Milford and Lola Jean (Chapman) Chapman.

She married Tom Vance in 1990; and he survives.

“D” was employed at Crane, where she retired in 2004.

Surviving are her husband, Tom Vance; children, Jana (Bryan) Cox and Renee Prince; step-children, Jeff (Lisa) Vance and Cindy Vance; grandchildren, Darren Cox, Brandon Cox, Jared Vance, Jessica Prince, and Anthony Prince; one great-grandchild, Aubrey; two sisters, Betty Basile and Carol Crawford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband Lloyd Walls.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

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

James Riley New

May 22, 1923 — Nov. 24, 2017

James Riley “Junebug” New, 94, of Bedford died at 2:55 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 22, 1923 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of James Riley New and Fannie (Harvey) New. He resided on Peerless Road for over 70 years. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School. James married Edith Viola Anderson on May 10, 1942 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2013. He was an active member of the Free Methodist Church, holding many positions including Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodges in Oolitic and Brownsville, Texas, the American Legion in Bedford and Texas, the Disabled American Veterans, and V.F.W. in Bedford and Texas. He retired from NWSC Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was proud of his berries, grapes, and persimmons. He enjoyed spending winters in Texas.

Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca V. Wagner of Manhattan, Kansas, Noretta K. Abel and husband, Garrett Wayne, of Calvert City, Kentucky, Mary Fann New, of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Jackson Wayne “Jack” New; four brothers, Fredrick (Teddy), Clifford, Donald (Donnie), and Charles Robert (Bobby) New; a sister, Jewel Anne New.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 and from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ruth L. Compton

Ruth L. (Williams) Compton, 90, of Pittsboro, formerly of Shoals, died Monday. Visitation is 12-1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

November 28, 2017

Lois L. (Watson) Inman

July 16, 1926 — Nov. 26, 2017

Lois L. Inman, 91, of Bedford, died at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at her residence.

Born July 16, 1926, she was the daughter of John and Gretchen (McGlothlin) Watson. She married Cecil Inman on Nov. 19, 1943 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of the Guthrie Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill A. Deckard, and fiancé, Kevin Bailey of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kip Inman and wife, Charity, James Inman, Alissia Inman and companion, Monte Bastin and Tiana Deckard, all of Bedford; nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Harold E. and Howard Frank Watson; a son, Denny G. Inman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Rosemary M. (Milhous) Hallatt

Sept. 4, 1945 — Nov. 27, 2017

Rosemary Hallatt 72, of Bedford passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at Mitchell Manor. She was born on Sept. 4, 1945 in Indianapolis to Maurice Milhous and Grace (Davis) Milhous. She married Ronald Hallatt on Oct. 14, 1972 in Danville and he survives.

Rosemary was a graduate of Indianapolis Ben Davis High School and retired from the payroll department of Indiana University in Bloomington. She liked to look at her flowers while reading her books on the front porch, she loved her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Hallatt of Bedford, three daughters, Christie (Kevin) Kellar of Bloomfield, Denise (Ron) Gaskins of Greencastle, and Debbie Schaefer of North Carolina, two sons, Rick (Rebecca) Hallatt of Martinsville, and Mike (Betsy) Hallatt of Danville, one brother, Mark Milhous of Clayton, 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Gloria Marion, son, Paul Hallatt.

A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with stories from family and friends

Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

James Riley New

May 22, 1923 — Nov. 24, 2017

James Riley “Junebug” New, 94, of Bedford died at 2:55 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 22, 1923 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of James Riley New and Fannie (Harvey) New. He resided on Peerless Road for over 70 years. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School. James married Edith Viola Anderson on May 10, 1942 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2013. He was an active member of the Free Methodist Church, holding many positions including Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodges in Oolitic and Brownsville, Texas, the American Legion in Bedford and Texas, the Disabled American Veterans, and V.F.W. in Bedford and Texas. He retired from NWSC Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was proud of his berries, grapes, and persimmons. He enjoyed spending winters in Texas.

Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca V. Wagner of Manhattan, Kansas, Noretta K. Abel and husband, Garrett Wayne, of Calvert City, Kentucky, Mary Fann New, of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Jackson Wayne “Jack” New; four brothers, Fredrick (Teddy), Clifford, Donald (Donnie), and Charles Robert (Bobby) New; a sister, Jewel Anne New.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, December 1 and from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mary Virginia (Gaines) Guthrie

April 3, 1927 — Nov. 25, 2017

Mary Virginia Guthrie, 90, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 3, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ray and Addie (Clements) Gaines. She married Manuel Guthrie in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

Mary retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1945. She was past president and life member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens. She was a former member of the Lawrence County Art Association, Crane Retirees, and past president of precinct committee chairpersons. Mary attended the First Baptist Church and had been honored as Mitchell Volunteer of the Year.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Guthrie of Mitchell and Merlin (Sandy) Guthrie of Crawfordsville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Betty (Tom) Gerkin of Bedford, Raymond (Jerri) Gaines of Bedford, and Roland (Patsy) Gaines of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Cathy Guthrie; and sisters, Jeanette Gaines and Marjorie Wright, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Butch Chastain and Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Knott Cemetery.

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

Howard Wayne Crawford

Nov. 13, 1931 — Nov. 26, 2017

Howard (“Wayne”) Crawford, 86, passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. He was a member of New Hope Christian Church.

Born Nov. 13, 1931 in Lawrence County, Wayne was the son of Orin L. and Mary (Flynn) Crawford and was a direct descendant of pioneer Jacob Flinn who numbered among the first settlers in Leesville. Following graduation from Shawswick High School in 1950, Wayne worked for Avco Corporation in Richmond, Indiana. In January 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia. Towards the end of his naval tour, he served as the chaplain’s assistant on the USAT General Harry Taylor, which transported military troops and civilians between Staten Island, NY and Bremerhaven, Germany. He was honorably discharged on January 14, 1955 obtaining the rank of Yeoman Third Class.

Wayne married Carmen Jo Stafford on Nov. 24, 1955, Thanksgiving Day, at Pinhook Christian Church. In April 1959, Wayne joined Rexham Corporation in Edinburgh, Indiana and worked his way through the ranks at Rexham, becoming production supervisor in 1965, quality control supervisor in 1972 and production manager in 1978. He retired from Rexham when the plant was sold in 1989. Wayne then joined GenCorp Automotive in Shelbyville, Indiana in November 1989 where he worked as quality control technician until his retirement in April 1998.

During his retirement, he continued to spend time on his numerous hobbies which included gardening in the summer and working on various woodworking projects including muzzleloaders and violins. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching sporting events.

He is survived by daughters, Mechael Dawn (Gary) Charbonneau of Bloomington and Nicole Beth (Danny) Hollander of Brown County; grandchildren John Crawford Gage of Bloomington, Jessica Nicole Gago of Portland, Oregon, and twins, Abigail Rose and Aubrey Mechael Hollander of Brown County; sister Katherine Louise Horner of Bedford; sister-in-law Deanna Beth (John) Moore of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife on March 10, 2012; parents; brothers, David Curtis Crawford and Donald Ralph Crawford; and sister, Elma Mae Stevens.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, Indiana with John Sichting of New Hope Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Christian Church Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Art Association and Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Ricky Pridemore Sr.

Ricky L. Pridemore Sr., 60, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville. Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday.

November 27, 2017

Chester Junior Baker

Jan. 30, 1924 – Nov. 24, 2017

Chester Junior Baker, 93, of Bedford passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at his home of natural causes with his family at his side.

Born January 30, 1924, in Lawrenceport, Ind., he was the son of Chester H. and Louisa (Colglazier) Baker. He married Margaret Ann Harris on Dec. 6, 1946, and she survives. He was a member of Leatherwood Christian Church.

He was a proud member of the Sixth Armored Division under General Patton in World War II where he received a Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He was a continuous member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 for over 71 years. After the war, Chester worked at the family business, C & B Electric Hardware on the Bedford Square for 20 years before he joined the Plumber Pipe Fitters Union No. 136 where he worked as a Plumber Pipe Fitter until he retired in 1987. He was a farmer for over 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Bedford; four daughters: Cathy (Mike) Allman of Bedford, IN; Mona (Tim) Wolf of Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisa (Mike) Ooley of Bedford, IN; Nellie Neal of Lafayette, IN; 10 grandchildren: Greg (Autumn) Allman, Robert (Krystal) Allman, Sara Wolf, Samantha Wolf, Jessica Wolf, Jacob (Jessica) Wolf, Ben Ooley, Chris Ooley, James Neal, Kay (Tyson) Moore; five great-grandchildren: Cason Moore, Bailey Moore, Raegan Moore, Tatum Moore, Asa Allman; one sister: Nellie Reynolds of Columbus, IN, and a sister-in-law, Kay Johnson of Hartford, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leatherwood Christian Church, 3518 Leatherwood Road, Bedford, IN. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

November 26, 2017

Barbara C. Turner

March 11, 1931—Nov. 22, 2017

Barbara C. Turner, 86, of Bedford, died at 1:48 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born March 11, 1931, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Orville “Buck” and Gleeda (Medlock) Arthur. She married Gerald Turner and he preceded her in death on November 20, 2007. She was a line supervisor at RCA and a custodian at Needmore Elementary School. She was a member of the Grace Full Gospel Church.

Surviving Barbara is a brother, Kenneth Arthur, of Bedford; cousins, James M. Amick and Tanner Summers, both of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend and caregiver, Mary Salmon, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Richard and William Arthur.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Chester Junior Baker

Chester Junior Baker, 93, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Mary Virginia Guthrie

Mary Virginia (Gaines) Guthrie, 90, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

November 25, 2017

Anthony Paul Maldonado

July 23, 1976 — Nov. 21, 2017

Sgt. Anthony Paul Maldonado, 41, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his residence.

Born July 23, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of David and Irma (Hernandez) Maldonado.

He married Autumn Alexander on September 20, 2005, and she survives.

He was a decorated Sergeant in the United States Army, for eight years, serving tours in Iraq in 2008 and 2009 and Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012.

Anthony attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

He was a full-time graduate student at Oakland City College, working towards his Masters to become a teacher to give back to the community. He worked as a bartender at Wings and Rings.

Surviving are his wife, Autumn, of Bedford; children, Abel Maldonado, Gabrielle Maldonado and Alana Alexander-Maldonado, all of Bedford; parents, David and Irma Maldonado, of Bedford; sister, Monique (T.J.) Hemmerling, of Bedford; Godchildren, Julian and Kieryn Hemmerling; two nephews, Tanner and Chase Kleinschmidt; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Regina and Don Alexander, of Bedford; sister-in-law, Heather (Tim) Kleinschmidt; and two brothers-in-law, Charles and Daniel Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his Nana, Luz Garcia, and several close family members.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Anthony will be truly missed by all who knew him. He loved his family, friends, and he never knew a stranger. He made everyone he met feel like family. He would not say hello or goodbye without a hug.

If anyone has any memory or photograph with Anthony that they would like to bring, there will be a memory board available for all to post on.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, to assist them with funeral expenses.

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

Patricia Ann Abel

July 9, 1944 — Nov. 23, 2017

Patricia Ann Abel, 73, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 9, 1944, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Foster Leon and Blanche I. (Snow) Abel.

Patricia retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane with 26 years of service. She graduated from Springs Valley High School in 1962, and was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship Church. Patricia was an avid follower of local sports, especially those of her great nephews, Bear, Chad, Trevor, Taylor and Tyler Phillips. She was known to everyone as “Aunt Pat” at every baseball, basketball and football game, and golf meet.

Survivors include her sisters, Shirley Wyman of Shoals, Sue Carter of Florida, Jean Buffington of Spencer and Grace Carolyn Phillips of Mitchell.

Her parents, and siblings, Donna Kepler and Bob Abel, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 27, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship Church with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

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

Barbara C. (Arthur) Turner

Barbara C. (Arthur) Turner, 86, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday.

Richard VanMeter

Richard VanMeter, 54, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will follow at 5 p.m.

Mary Eileen (Matter) Hopper

Mary Eileen (Matter) Hopper, 79, of Orleans, died Wednesday. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.

Chester Baker

Chester Baker, 92, of Bedford, died Friday. Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

November 24, 2017

James New

James New, 94, of Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford.

Mary Eileen (Matter) Hopper

Mary Eileen (Matter) Hopper, 79, of Orleans, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell.

Richard VanMeter

Richard VanMeter, 54, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell.

November 23, 2017

Danny Lee Nikirk

July 18, 1938 — Nov. 20, 2017

Danny Lee Nikirk, 79, of Bedford, died at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born July 18, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Lelah (Harvey) Nikirk. He married Sharon Crozier and she survives.

He was a heavy equipment operator with Rogers Group. Surviving with his wife, Sharon, of Bedford is a daughter, Tana Nikirk, of Bloomington; a son, Chad Nikirk and wife, Jennifer, of Lawrence County; a grandson, Chase Nikirk, of Lawrence County; two brothers, Marshall Nikirk and wife, Betty, of Kentucky, and Delvin Nikirk and wife, Jeanette, of Oolitic; four sisters, Lois Andis, of Colo., Dana O’Neal, of Bedford, Warnetta Kirkman and husband, Junior, of Oolitic, and Bonnie Noblitt and husband, Chuck, of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Melvin Blayne Nikirk; and four sisters, Wilma Henderson, Ada Buher, Wanda Roberts and Marjorie Henderson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Minister John Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Roger E. Jackson

April 4, 1946 — Nov. 22, 2017

Roger E. Jackson, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born April 4, 1946, he was the son of Tunis Paul and Wilma (Crawford) Jackson.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School, class of 1964. Roger worked as a Surveyor Assistant for Lawrence County.

Surviving are his sister, Kay Tincher; niece, Pamela Brown; great-nephew, Devin Brown; and several aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, David Tincher; nephew, P.R. Brown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Jeff Thayer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

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

November 22, 2017

Clara “Tiny” Sharp

April 3, 1926 — Nov. 21, 2017

Clara “Tiny” Sharp, 91, was called home by her Heavenly Father on November 21, 2017. Tiny was born in Momence, Illinois on April 3, 1926, to the late Kliner and Maud Reed Crow. Tiny’s family moved to Bedford when she was a toddler, and she considered it her hometown. Tiny graduated from Bedford High School in 1944 and married the love of her life, Jim Sharp, on May 17, 1945. Together they had three children, Jim (Nancy) Sharp, Marilyn (Frank) Dean, and Suzy (Tim) O’Donnell, and were married for 43 years until Jim went home to be with the Lord.

Tiny is survived by her children; and her grandchildren, Aaron and Andrew Dean, Jimmy Sharp, Shannon O’Donnell, Haley Garard and Elizabeth Bozeman; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at 12 noon at Calvary Baptist Church, 3255 North German Church Road in Indianapolis. Visitation will be at the church as well from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.

Barbara C. (Arthur) Turner

March 11, 1931 — Nov. 22, 2017

Barbara C. (Arthur) Turner, 86, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 21, 2017

Danny Nikirk

Danny Nikirk, 79, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 20, 2017

Loretta M. (Munsey) Richards

March 16, 1935 — Nov. 16, 2017

Loretta M. Richards, 82, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Bloomington Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born March 16, 1935, in Jonesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of Dan and Glessye (Hedrick) Munsey. She married Glenn Richards on August 4, 1956, and he preceded her in death May 3, 1994.

Loretta had been employed by Older Americans and was a 1952 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Loretta loved to cook, and enjoyed her church family and helping others.

Survivors include her son, Robert G. (Nancy) Richards of Bedford; grandchildren, Kyle Richards and Amber Payton; great-grandchildren, Stewart and Emma Payton; and siblings, Jim (Jane) Munsey of Portland, Oregon, Earl (Audrey) Munsey of Savannah, Georgia, Treva (Norman) Cooper of Houston, Texas, and Linda Richards of Indianapolis.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Debbie Lynn Richards; and sister, Helen Eichelberger, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Jarvis R. Scott

May 31, 1933 — Nov. 17, 2017

Jarvis R. Scott, 84, Paoli, passed away on Nov. 17, 2017, at Paoli Health & Living, Paoli.

He was born in Floyd County May 31, 1933, to Bryan and Nelly Skeens Scott. He married Opal Laverne Wellman on October 6, 1959. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and son-in-law ET Gehl.

He was a farmer and retired from Greyhound Bus after 35 years of service.

He was a US Army Korean War veteran and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Anita Gehl of Paoli and Beverly (Rick) Patton of Paoli; two brothers, Sabin Scott of Seattle, Washington; and Brian Thomas Scott of Floyd County; three sisters Rho and Freddy Burton of Jeffersonville, Kitty Hicks of Corydon and Linda Jenkins of Pekin; grandchildren Heather, Ivy, Kayne, Korbyn, Basinger and Paisley Hess; Jason, Tracey and Averlea Gehl; Darin, Taylor, Tori and Trevin Patton, and Chad, Mackenzie, Ellie and Addie Patton.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery in Paoli. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at Dillman-Scott Funeral home, 226 W. Campbell St., Paoli, IN 47454.

Jacob Patrick (Cullen) Schane

July 20, 2013 — Nov. 13, 2017

Jacob Patrick (Cullen) Schane, 4, of Danville, IN, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Born July 20, 2013, in Hendricks County, he was the son of Alyssa Cullen.

Survivors include his mother, Alyssa Cullen, of Danville; a sister, Maiya Schane, at home; maternal grandparents, Dave Cullen, of Fishers, IL and Lynn Gard, of Indianapolis; great-grandmother, Marilyn Logsdon, of Bedford.

Our precious baby boy, Jacob, whose glistening eyes, endless curiosity, and growing intelligence never ceased to amaze us. We will always remember and love you. Jacob will forever live in our hearts. Play in Heaven with the angels until we meet again.

Private visitation and services are planned. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

William D. Lambert

William Douglas “Bill” Lambert, 63, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

November 18, 2017

Lena Mae (Maynor) Sims

May. 2, 1932 — Nov. 17, 2017

Lena Mae Sims, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at her residence.

Born May 2, 1932, in Pope County, Ill., she was the daughter of Reedus and Ethel (Harlow) Maynor. She married Donald Lee Sims on Dec. 23, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2007.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling. She loved her family and was the best mother ever and a super mawmaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Leah Brinegar and husband Karl of Bedford and Kimberly Sowder and husband Terry of Oolitic; three grandchildren, Tiffany Hobson and husband Justin of Bedford, Kyle Brinegar and wife Tabatha of Hymera and Jake Sowder of Oolitic; four great-grandchildren, Korbyn, Khloe and Kason Brinegar and Kane Hobson; Baby I Love You due Jan. 8, 2018; and a brother, Albert Maynor and wife Nola of Eddyville, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

A graveside committal will be at 1 p.m. (Illinois time) on Monday, Nov. 20 at New Liberty Cemetery in Eddyville, Ill.

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

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

Loretta M. Richards

Loretta M. (Munsey) Richards, 82, Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

November 17, 2017

Martha G. Crane

March 27, 1928 — Nov. 15, 2017

Martha G. Crane, 89, of Orleans, passed away at 8:23 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2017, at Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born March 27, 1928, in Washington County, the daughter of Denzil and Helen (Magill) Mattox.

She married Roy Edwin Crane on May 31, 1947, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2002.

She was a member of Livonia Baptist Church and attended Posey Church. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and a clerk for 40 years at the Livonia Baptist Church. She served on Livonia, Posey Chapel and Providence Cemetery Boards. She was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich and Washington County School Corporation as a school bus driver.

She is survived by one son, Ernest Crane (Susanne) of Orleans; two grandchildren, Timothy Crane (Ashley) and Nicole Purlee (Seth); and two great-grandchildren, Addison and Kamden Purlee, all of Salem.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother, Kermit Mattox; and one sister, Bonnie McCracken

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at Livonia Baptist Church with Brother Finnus Curry officiating. Burial will follow in the Livonia Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Livonia Baptist Church and Posey Chapel Church.

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

Leslie Carol Brock

Nov. 15, 1957 — Nov. 12, 2017

Leslie Carol Brock, 59, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Lakeland Health Hospital in Saint Joseph, Mich.

Born Nov. 15, 1957, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Carl and Wanda Marlene (Tow) Brock.

Leslie was the administrator of the soup kitchen and worked in construction. He was affiliated with the Pioneer Memorial Church.

Survivors include his former wife, Diane Brock of Berrien Springs, Mich.; sisters, Elaine (Joe) Duncan of Mitchell and Betty (Dale) Briner of Mitchell; nephews, Billy (Michelle) Duncan of Mitchell, Doug (Robin) Duncan of Mitchell and Eric Holt of Mitchell; niece, Lorie (Dave) Murphy of Mitchell; and great-nephews, Tanner (Candy) Duncan of Mitchell, Isaac and Ian Beck of Mitchell, Tyler and Hunter Holt of Mitchell and Liam Duncan of Mitchell.

His parents and brothers, Lonis Brock and Roger Tow, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Leesville Cemetery with Pastor Skip MacCarthy officiating.

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

November 16, 2017

Judy (Stevens) Coffey

Nov. 4, 1956 — Nov. 14, 2017

Judy Ann Coffey, 61, of Mitchell, died at 9:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1956, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Hazel (Eisele) Stevens. She married Mike Coffey on Oct. 28, 2006; and he survives.

Judy was a graduate of Mitchell High School and was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was the financial vice president of Oasis Health Care, Louisville, Ky.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Coffey of Mitchell; three sons, Jeremy (Sarah) Shaff of Mitchell, Bill (Michelle) Shaff of Destin, Fla., and Kris (Jennifer) Coffey of Decatur; two daughters, Kebra Cielo of Bloomington and Jennifer (Tom) Schneider of Evansville; 14 grandchildren, Lauren, Owen, Eva, Hazel, Olivia, Emma, Luke, Ben, Nicholas, Taylor, Mckenna, Alyssa, Kinleigh and Lilly; and a brother, Ron (Brenda) Stevens of Mitchell.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

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

Ruby C. (Foster) Weilbaker Shelby

March 21, 1917 — Nov. 15, 2017

Ruby C. Weilbaker Shelby, 100, of Salem passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Salem Crossing.

She was born March 21, 1917, in Jackson County, the daughter of John Foster and Ella Gresham Foster. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth O. Weilbaker in 1976. She then married Ivan Shelby and he also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Marvin D. Weilbaker; brother, Robert Foster; two sisters, Hazel Petrick and Flossie Harmon; a great-grandson, Jacob Voyles; and her parents.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Weilbaker (Wanda) of Bedford; a daughter, Sue Naugle (Steve) of Salem; five grandchildren, Larry Weilbaker, Bradley Weilbaker (Mellisa), Trent Weilbaker (Mary Ann), Brian Voyles and Paula McIntyre (Danny); seven great-grandchildren, Daniel Voyles (Melissa), Colin Weilbaker, Brittani Weilbaker, Braden Weilbaker, Brilynn Weilbaker, Craig McIntyre and Danielle McIntyre; and one great-great-grandchild, Emily McIntyre.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kansas Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday.

November 15, 2017

Irma Gayle (Lee) Tincher

Dec. 26, 1944 — Nov. 13, 2017

Irma Gayle Tincher, 72, of Avoca, died at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 26, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Mildred (Parker) Lee. She married Marion Tincher on June 8, 1962, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Irma enjoyed nature and wildlife, especially watching deer, and driving through the countryside during the fall.

Survivors include her husband, Marion of Avoca; two sons, Brad Tincher and wife Gayla, Alan Tincher and wife Angie, all of Springville; four grandchildren, Heather Lynn and husband Mark, Kelli Heil and husband Andrew, Alana Tincher and Alyssa Tincher; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey Lynn, Asher Lynn and Charlotte Heil; and two sisters, Donnetta Duncan and Linda Bergman.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John L. Lee.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Avoca Baptist Cemetery.

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

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

Cheryl Lynn (Nolen) Atkinson

May 21, 1945 — Nov. 10, 2017

Cheryl Lynn (Nolen) Atkinson left this life Nov. 10, 2017, at her home in Centerville.

Born May 31, 1945, in East Chicago, she was the daughter of James and Dorothy (Rosene) Nolen. She graduated from Highland High School, Class of 1963, and attended Indiana State University pursuing a degree in education and accounting. While at the university, she met and married Bradley Gene Atkinson of Mitchell. Brad and Cheryl married on March 21, 1964.

The couple has two sons, Jason Scott Atkinson of Memphis, Tenn., and James Gene (Chigger) Atkinson and spouse Lisa of Richmond; and two grandchildren, Charlene Cheryl Atkinson and Dustin Jorge Atkinson of Oberasbach, Germany.

Cheryl was employed in Human Resources at Bedford Medical Center, United Technologies, Edinburgh, and H. Hadaday, Inc. of South Holland, Ill. She retired in 1997.

Cheryl is survived by her husband; sons and grandchildren; sisters, Colleen Nolen of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robyn (Bill) Lowry of Highland; brothers, Richard (Sue) Nolen of Peoria, Ariz., and James Nolen of Fort Lauderdale, Fl.; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Nolen of Griffith, Patricia Atkinson (Monte) of Orleans, Amy Parker (Rob) of Mitchell and Charlotte Atkinson-Kirkman (Olin/Buddy) of Bedford; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Jim and Dorothy Nolen; in-laws, Gene and Betty Atkinson; brother, Timothy Nolen; and brothers-in-law, Jerry Atkinson and Eric Atkinson.

Cheryl was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Highland and Mitchell, past Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters and former member of Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa.

Cheryl was an avid and accomplished needle-pointer, artist, calligrapher, decorator and reader. She loved the ocean and their home and friends in Inverness, Fla., where they wintered. Each holiday season she spent days baking Kolatch and pecan cookies made from long-treasured recipes which she lovingly mailed to family. Birthdays brought cards embellished with her signature decoration and penmanship. Cheryl was creative, feisty, stubborn, and unfailingly honest with a wicked sense of humor, and a classic, eclectic style. Cheryl will be remembered always for her generous spirit, loving heart, and loyalty to family and friends.

Celebration of Life will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Lee Hupp officiating.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: LIFE Pantry

Condolences may be mailed to Brad Atkinson, 318 East Plum Street, Centerville, Indiana 47330 or www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Randy Case

Randy Case, 61, Mitchell, died Monday, Nov. 13. Cremation has been chosen with a graveside service at a later date at Lawrenceport Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

November 14, 2017

Peggy A. (Evans) Nikirk

July 16, 1942 — Nov. 12, 2017

Peggy A. (Evans) Nikirk, 75, of Bedford died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at her residence.

Born July 16, 1942, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Margie J. (Duncan) Evans. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School and of the Catholic faith. She married Paul E. Nikirk on July 17, 1961.

She retired from Visteon after 20 years. Peggy enjoyed camping, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Paul of Bedford; three sons, Brian K. Nikirk and wife Lisa, Brent E. Nikirk and wife Emily, all of Bedford, and Steven P. Nikirk and wife Emily of Elizabethtown, Ky.; one daughter, Lana K. Nikirk of Williams; ten grandchildren, Chelsea, Lucas, Taylor, Airon, Danielle, Erin, Whitney, Brenna, Merideth and Molly; ten great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Wade and husband Lee of Ohio, Nancy Barnes and husband Mike of Owensburg, Anna Minton and husband James of Ellettsville, Sharon Jackson and husband James of Owensburg and Sarah Corn and husband Larry of Linton; three brothers, Walter Evans and wife Rebecca, Roger Evans and wife Linda and Robert Evans, all of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Jarrod; a sister, Jean Howard; one brother, Ronald Evans; one sister-in-law, Gale Feltner and husband Carl; a brother-in-law, David Goodman; and an uncle, Dean Duncan.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

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

Ruth Ann (Connett) Craig

Dec. 24, 1953 — Oct. 24, 2017

Ruth Ann Craig, 63, of Bedford, died on Oct. 24, 2017.

Born Dec. 24, 1953, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Arthur D. and Mary M. (Cook) Connett. Ruth graduated from the R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne. She married Michael Ford Craig on Aug. 9, 1994, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2013.

She had worked as a bartender and bar manager for 22 years at the Eagles No. 654, Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, and the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club, retiring in 2011. She was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Toni Michelle Lowman of Harmony, Fla.; a son, Joseph D. Gase of Kissimmee, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Erica and Mark Withers, Samara Michelle, Kylee Ann Gase and Theodore Joseph Gase; one great-granddaughter, Aria Faltermeire; three stepdaughters, Suzan Craig, Shellee Craig and Heidi Craig, all of Bedford; three stepgrandchildren, Colton and Wesley Phelps and Jackson Tanner Craig; three sisters, Susan M. Malott, Betty J. Kelly and Laura Lee (Tom) Burk, all of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Charles C. Connett of Elkhart, Robert Earl Connett of Columbia City and Richard Victor Connett of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Green Hill Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club.

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

Donnera (Phillips) Walker

Jan. 1, 1935 — Nov. 9, 2017

Donnera Walker, 82, died Nov. 9, at home after a short illness.

The daughter of Victor Knopp and Jessie Evelyn Rickenbaugh Phillips, she was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Perry County. She married Alan Lee Walker, who survives, as do two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Gloria) Kasnowski of Virginia, and Mrs. David (Elizabeth) Blumenfeld of South Carolina. Also surviving are grandchildren, Leiha, Lura and Jacob Blumenfeld, two nieces, Linda Kay Tobler, Donna Ann Gunn; and five nephews, James and Kenneth Gates, Terry, Gary and Richard Phillips. She considered Bernadette Thompson and Amanda Moon of Northern Ireland her Irish daughters, and Jasmin Becker her German daughter.

Her interests were many: she was a lifelong Democrat, active in party politics, and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and its choir where she was often witnessed dancing because the Spirit moved her. She was a Sunday school teacher, elder of the church and a church youth group leader. Others knew her as a Girl Scout leader in the 1960s, the organizer of roller-skating birthday parties, a monitor of daughters’ slumber parties, the glue of holiday gatherings, the keeper of family traditions, the definition of friendliness to all, and the genetic provider of DNA for storytelling and fun. For the last several years, she devoted time to her husband by maintaining routine contact with the early morning breakfast community.

Donnera managed the former Bedford Youth Center, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, co-owned and managed the Owls Nest and Jug Stores. Her work as the Activities Director at the Hospitality House in the 1970s influenced her efforts to create a pre-school for special needs children. She always stepped up to help or advocate for those in need.

She was a woman raised on a farm, enjoyed living simply, shared her father’s love for yellow roses, her mother’s love of gardening, was known for flagging down trucks loaded with peaches just to buy a crate, and yet she found adventure in traveling Down Under, Great Britain, Europe, Canada and all 50 states. Her daughters assume she is already mapping out tours of Heaven at this time because she loves to travel.

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. The memorial service will be at the Bedford First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at the Bristow Cemetery in Perry County. The Mourner’s Prayer of Kaddish will be observed at the cemetery.

The family will also be at the Walker family home on Sunday after 1 p.m. for additional visitations.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Lawrence County Humane Society.

David W. Wade

David Warren Wade, 75, Mitchell, died Sunday. Cremation has been chosen with no service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Chester E. Chastain

Chester Elmo Chastain, 92, Orleans, died Sunday. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

November 13, 2017

Joseph Eli Simmerman

Joseph Eli Simmerman, 24, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Cheryl Lynn (Nolen) Atkinson

Cheryl Lynn (Nolen) Atkinson, 72, Centerville, died Friday. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Peggy Nikirk

Peggy (Evans) Nikirk, 75, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 12, 2017

Ronald Douglas Kinser

Ronald Douglas Kinser, 74, of Judah, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials in Bloomington.

November 11, 2017

LuAnn (Chase) Williams

Feb. 10, 1957 — Nov. 8, 2017

LuAnn Williams, 60, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Born Feb. 10, 1957, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joe and Delilia (Meyers) Chase.

She was a member of the Fairview Community Church. LuAnn loved animals, history, music, and was an avid Beatles fan.

Survivors include a sister, Elaine Tarr of Bedford; a brother, Mike Chase and wife Fran of Bedford; six nephews, Brandon, Ryan, Michael, Tradon, Tyson and Trevor Chase; two nieces, Lindsay Chase and Tara Powell; and a sister-in-law, Sheila.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gary Chase; a brother-in-law, Benjamin Tarr; a great-nephew, Jacob Powell; paternal grandparents, Maurice and Katherine Chase; and maternal grandparents, George and Clara Meyers.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Michael Cory Dougherty

Dec. 29, 1984 — Nov. 8, 2017

We have lost a bright, shining, shooting star. The Heavens have gained one of our most beloved. Michael Cory Dougherty, 32, of Bloomington, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Bloomington.

Born Dec. 29, 1984, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Raymond “Mike” and Laura (Beyers) Dougherty. Michael was a 2003 graduate from Bedford North Lawrence High School. He had an associate’s degree and several certifications in I.T. support, and was actively continuing his education.

He was a technician in the I.T. Department at Indiana University. Michael was the best son, brother, grandson, and friend anyone could ever have. He was always available to help those who knew him. He was truly one in a million and will forever be missed.

Survivors include his parents, Mike and Laura Dougherty of Bedford; a brother, Travis Dougherty of Bloomington; a sister, Hannah Dougherty of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Therese Meehan of Bedford; his maternal grandfather, Daniel Beyers of Bedford; aunts, Dana Delphia and husband Charles and Ann Weddle and husband Jeff, all of Bedford, Beate Treske of Munich, Germany; an uncle, Russell Meehan of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Brandi Dougherty; his paternal grandfather, Leon “Irish” Meehan; and his maternal grandmother, Shirley Diane Beyers.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

November 10, 2017

Michael C. Dougherty

Michael Cory Dougherty, 32, of Bloomington, died Wednesday,. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

LuAnn (Chase) Williams

LuAnn (Chase) Williams, 60, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Donnera Walker

Donnera Walker, 82, Bedford, died Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

November 09, 2017

Brady Scott ‘Craig’ Morrow

Oct. 16, 1995 — Nov. 2, 2017

LCPL Brady Scott “Craig” Morrow, 22, was called home Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at 1:19 p.m. at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C.

He was born Monday Oct. 16, 1995, to Katrina Elaine (Tipton) Craig “Madre” and Brandon Eugene Morrow. He was raised from the age of 10 by his dad, “Padre” Daniel Omer Craig.

Brady was a 2014 graduate of Mitchell High School. He dreamed of joining the military at the young age of 4. Those dreams came true when he graduated from boot camp on Nov. 26, 2014, and earned the title United States Marine. Brady was a combat engineer at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and was assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Bridge Company. He was a MKIIIBEB Operator that was skilled in knowledge involving IRB and MGB development. He was one of the most senior combat engineers in his company and highly proficient at his job.

Brady married the love of his life and best friend, Margaret “Maggie” Liane (Moore) Morrow, on May 23, 2015. He was a hero to his family and friends and served his country with honor, courage and commitment. Brady had a generous heart, kind soul and fun nature. He loved to make others laugh and knew how to turn the day to day grind into a moment of spontaneous laughter with one of his jokes or voice impressions. He made a difference and a lasting impact on everyone who knew him. His final sacrifice was to give the hope of continued life to others by being an organ donor.

Brady’s interests were in American history, video gaming and building things. He loved to tear things apart and build them back up just to see how they worked. He was a hard worker and would lend a hand when needed. Spending time with his siblings, his dad, Daniel, Uncle Cody and Aunt Crystal were some of his greatest enjoyments. He would video game for hours with his brothers, Blaine and Kennedy, as well as his devil dog brothers. Brady and his sister Kearstan enjoyed the quirkiness and unique relationship that only a pair of close lifelong siblings can. There was no fun trouble unfounded by him and his Marine brothers.

He is survived by his wife Maggie of Jacksonville, N.C.; parents, Katrina “Kat” and Daniel Craig of Mitchell and Brandon Morrow of Crawfordsville; a sister, Kearstan Brock and husband, Landon of Williams; a sister, Sarah Craig of Mitchell; a brother, Blaine Craig of Bedford; a brother, Kennedy Morrow of Bedford; and sisters, Emily and Bree Morrow, both of Jasper; a grandfather, Lester Tipton Sr. of Bedford and “Nana” Susie Nicholson; a great-grandmother, Janet “Davis” Glasgow of Springville; grandparents, Donna and Dexter Morrow of Oolitic; grandparents, Mark and Sherry Kopsho of Bedford; grandparents, Gary and Susan Craig of Bedford; great-grandfather, Clarence Hall of Bedford; grandparents Frank and Brenda Poore of Bedford; great-grandmother, Chloe Morrow of Bedford; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tina “Arthur” Moore and Charles Moore Jr of Springville; sisters-in-law, Brandi Scott, Virginia “Ginnie” and Lydia Moore of West Baden and Springville, respectively; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, four nephews, one niece; and many devil dog brothers.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Kathy Elaine “McLaughlin” Tipton; uncle, Lester “Jarhead” Tipton Jr.; great-grandpa, Perry Glasgow; great-grandpa, Kenneth McLaughlin; great-grandma, Emily “Fields” Tipton; great-grandpa, Douglas Tipton; great-grandpa, Eulas Morrow; and several other loved ones.

Brady will be greatly missed and our memories with him will be forever cherished. Semper Fi our Marine, Til’ Valhalla.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Michael C. Dougherty

Michael C. Dougherty, 32, Bloomington, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 08, 2017

Eric M. Gootee

Feb. 28, 1984 — Nov. 6, 2017

Eric Marshall Gootee, 33, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, following a trucking accident.

Born Feb. 28, 1984, in Bedford, he was the son of Carl and Judy (Abel) Gootee.

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

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School Class of 2002 and had attended Indiana University.

Eric worked as a truck driver for Hawkins-Bailey Warehouse. He had also worked at Rusty’s West End.

Surviving are his wife, Bethany Godsey-Gootee of Bedford; two sons, Wilder and River Gootee of Bedford; mom and dad, Carl and Judy Gootee of Bedford; brother, Scott (Vanessa) Gootee of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; one sister, Emily (Brian) Eagan of Bedford; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ray Godsey Jr. and Cathy Godsey of Bedford; brother-in-law, Levi (Amber) Godsey; nieces and nephews, Dillon, Katlyn and Ashlyn Eagan, Marissa and Amanda Gootee, and Bracie, Brandt and Adacyn Godsey; and Eric’s dogs, Jerry Garcia and Stella Blue.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Marshall and Mary Abel, and paternal grandparents, Oscar and Marie Gootee.

Eric was a very loving, hardworking man who was always there for his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, listening to his record collection and most important of all spending time with his boys. He was hands down the best daddy there ever was. Eric will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Syberg and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Covey Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Godsey-Gootee to establish a trust for their two boys.

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

Lance Cpl. Brady Morrow

Lance Cpl. Brady Morrow, 22, of Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 07, 2017

Frances (Webster) Priddy

Jan. 18, 1934 — Nov. 5, 2017

Frances Priddy, 83, a longtime Rushville resident, passed away Nov. 5, 2017, in Rushville.

She was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Bedford to Vet and Mabel (Stevens) Webster. She married Robert L. Priddy on Aug. 30, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Feb.15, 2017.

Frances was a 1951 graduate of Bedford High School.

Frances owned and operated Priddy Fabrics in Rushville for 30 years. After retiring from Priddy Fabrics she helped Bob at First Credit many years. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rushville. Frances had a large extended family, commonly referred to as her “Tribe.” She enjoyed being involved in all their activities and watching them all grow.

She is survived by her daughter, Deby Priddy of Rushville; her sisters, Madie Allen of Bedford and Nancy (Charles) Harden of Bloomington; several nieces, nephews, cousins and members of the “Tribe.”

In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by brothers, Charlie, Jay and Jim; and sisters, Helen and Rosie.

Service will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.Burial will be in the Cresthaven Cemetery in Bedford. There will also be a service at 6 p.m. Friday at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Rev. Roy Ice will preside.

Friends are welcome to visit from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday. Additional visitation will be at the mortuary in Rushville on Friday from 4-6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rush County Community Foundation-Robert Priddy Fund.

Charles E. Hall

Charles Edward Hall, 73, Campbellsburg, died Oct. 30. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Saltillo Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Eric M. Gootee

Eric M. Gootee, 33, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson­-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

November 06, 2017

Margaret M. ‘Marge’ (Lakin) Taylor

Dec. 19, 1963 — Nov. 4, 2017

Margaret Michelle “Marge” (Lakin) Taylor, 53, of Bedford, passed away at 3:14 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at I.U. Health in Bedford.

Born on Dec. 19, 1963 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Samuel Lawson Lakin and Nancy VanNatta (Ruch) Lakin.

She was a night auditor for Holiday Inn Express in Bedford. She attended Restoration Church of the Nazarene, a VNVMC Supporter and loved sewing and quilting, motorcycle riding and cooking.

Surviving are two daughters, Lakin Taylor and Ella Taylor, both of Bedford; one son, Jacob Taylor of Bedford; three grandchildren, Sophia, Peyton and Cash; and one brother, Chuck Lakin of Hanover, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Beulah Ruch and an aunt, Margaret Orman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Restoration Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Private burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the start of the service at the church on Wednesday.

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

Robert ‘Rob’ Bridwell

April 29, 1957 — Nov. 2, 2017

Robert “Rob” Bridwell, 60, of Bedford, died at 10:21 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

Born April 29, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert Dean “Bob” Bridwell Sr. and Phyllis Ann (Wagner) Hill.

He was a pipefitter and painter. Rob enjoyed his family and grandkids. He loved the outdoors, watching “Let’s Make a Deal” and “Wheel of Fortune.”

Survivors include two daughters, Missy Blackwell and husband Kyle and Mindy Bridwell, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Braydon, Bria and Brenlee Blackwell, Addelyn Frazier and Joslyn Sullivan; his mother, Phyllis Hill of Bedford; two brothers, Tim Bridwell and wife Helen of Bedford and Van Bridwell and wife Tonya of Springville; a sister, Teresa Applegate and husband Dan of Bedford; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, David Hill.

Graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with David Norris officiating. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Michael Hammel

May 3, 1945 — Oct. 30, 2017

Michael Hammel, 72, of Bedford, passed away on Oct. 30, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Indianapolis on May 3, 1945, to Dr. Howard T. Hammel and Elizabeth June (Hall) Hammel.

Michael was a graduate of Bedford High School and Indiana University. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving as a flight engineer; he was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving multiple tours of duty during the war. He was retired from Schilli Trucking.

Survivors include his brothers, Dr. Steve Hammel and wife Joyce of Mitchell and Rand Hammel of Springville; one sister, Emily Ryboldt and husband Earl of California; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Tom Hammel.

Graveside rites will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia L. Gordon

April 7, 1938 — Nov. 3, 2017

Patricia L. Gordon, 79, passed away on Nov. 3, 2017, at Four Seasons in Columbus.

Patricia was born on April 7, 1938, to Theodore and Sarah (Myers) Lambrecht in Lawrence County. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1956 and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Indiana University in 1960.

Patricia married Richard Albert Gordon on December 26, 1970. After school, she worked as a Paralegal for 30 plus years in Chicago, Ill. and San Luis Obisbo, Calif.

In 2003, Patricia and her husband moved to Columbus after retirement.

Patricia was a wonderful cook and a classical pianist. She enjoyed growing orchids and loved traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Patricia is survived by her sisters, Millie (Joe) Flora and Ginny (Dave) Bolte; nephews, Tom (Doris) Flora and Mike (Cindy) Flora; and niece, JoAnn (Mindy Hobbs) Flora.

A private memorial service honoring Patricia’s life will be held at a later date.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Gordon family.

November 03, 2017

Josephine M. (Moler) Webb

March 23, 1931 — Nov. 2, 2017

Josephine M. (Moler) Webb, age 86, of Bedford, died Thursday evening at StoneBridge Health Center.

Born March 23, 1931, in East Chicago, she was the daughter of Frank and Antoinette Salvio.

She retired from Kroger in Bedford as Head Deli Manager.

Josephine is survived by her sister, Angie Gempka; daughter, Judy Ypsilantis; sons, Jim Chorley and Dino Moler; and her longtime companion, Joe Sego. In addition, one son-in-law, Mike Ypsilantis; one daughter-in-law, Veda Chorley; seven grandchildren, Dominick, Merci, George, John, Alexander, Matthew and Jimmy; and six great-grandchildren, Seashell, Caleb, Carter, Eliana, Michael and Nikolaos, also survive.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Mike Salvio; her husband, Kenneth “Angel” Moler; and son, Jack Chorley.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral chapel.

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

Morris G. LuAllen

June 4, 1943 — Nov. 1, 2017

Morris G. LuAllen, 74, of Springville, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 4, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ralph and Louise (Miller) LuAllen. He married Saundra Faye Deckard on Sept. 10, 1961, and she preceded him in death on April 17, 1983.

He was a former employee at Summitt and Evans and General Motors in Bedford. He was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include five children, Shelly (Curt) Deckard of Nashville, Troy LuAllen of Springville, Kim (Kevin) Bartlett of Heltonville, Brian (Missy) LuAllen of Bedford, and Kevin LuAllen of Bloomfield; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe LuAllen; five sisters, Patty Prince, Judy Myers, Joyce Sipes, Brenda Smith and Sandy Patton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Saundra; his parents, Ralph and Louise LuAllen; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cecil and Margrett (Kinser) Deckard.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Bill Johnson, the Rev. Larry Dalton and the Rev. Kevin Maberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Saturday at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

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

Milton E. DeVries

Memorial services for Milton E “Butch” DeVries, 77, of Bedford, who died Oct. 31, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Free Methodist Church. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Robert ‘Rob’ Bridwell

Robert “Rob” Bridwell, 60, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 02, 2017

Elizabeth E. (Phelps) Allen

Sept. 11, 1920 — Nov. 1, 2017

Elizabeth E. Allen, 97, of Bedford, died at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born Sept. 11, 1920, she was the daughter of Tonstle Quals and Zelma (Daniel) Phelps. She married William C. Allen on Jan. 15, 1937, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2007.

She was a homemaker and member of the Grace Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include two sons, William P. Allen of Washington, D.C., and John L. Allen and wife Carol D. of Bedford; a daughter, Monia Rosselle of Bedford; a grandson, Brett Rosselle; a granddaughter, Melissa Allen Hawkins and husband Justin; and a great-granddaughter, Marissa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; one half-brother and a half-sister.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society.

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

Milton E. ‘Butch’ DeVries

Dec. 30, 1939 — Oct. 31, 2017

Milton E. “Butch” DeVries, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at 10 a.m. at IU Health in Bloomington.

He was born in Rensselaer on Dec. 30, 1939, to Milton DeVries Sr. and Marie (DeBruin) DeVries. Butch married Caroline Jackson on July 24, 1959, in DeMotte and she survives.

Milton was a graduate of Wheatfield High School in Illinois, he was a car salesman and farmer, and he loved fast cars.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Caroline DeVries of Bedford; daughter, Cheryl Knudson (Jorge) of Oakland, N.J.; sons, Michael (Tina) DeVries of DeMotte and Randall (Autumn) DeVries of Maine; three grandchildren, Ashton Hirit of Illinois, Jacquelyn DeVries of Illinois, and Zachary Knudson of Washington, D.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Carla DeVries.

Butch requested cremation and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Bedford Free Methodist Church, 630 “R” St., in Bedford, the family will receive friends beginning at noon on Saturday, and a celebration of life dinner will take place at 2 p.m. at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the White River Humane Society or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy (Earl) Lambrecht

Feb. 23, 1931 — Nov. 1, 2017

Dorothy Lambrecht, 86, of Bedford, died at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Feb. 23, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Homer and Othell May (Nicholson) Earl. She married John Lambrecht on May 22, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2016.

She was a homemaker and member of the Free Methodist Church.

Surviving is a son, Dennis Lambrecht and wife Sarah of Bedford.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Courtney and Pastor Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Hazel G. (Baird) Neeley

Sept. 19, 1926 — Nov. 1, 2017

Hazel Neeley, 91, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 8:06 a.m. at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born in Lee County, Va., on Sept. 19, 1926, to Elmer and Leatha (Lay) Baird. Hazel married Roy A. Neeley on Sept. 25, 1946, in Lee County, Va., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2003.

Hazel was a homemaker and previously ran the Oolitic Laundromat for many years.

Survivors include her son, Ron Neeley and wife Marcella (Hamilton) Neeley; grandchildren, Randy and Becky Neeley, Shannon Neeley, Jason and Laura Neeley; great-grandchildren, Samantha Argabright, Tamara Argabright, Ryan Argabright and wife, Skylar Neeley and Josslynn Neeley; and three sisters, Netheda Mullins of Tennessee, Linda Baird of Florida, and Jennette Hall of Tennessee.

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

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Jesse Robert ‘Red’ Aynes

Oct. 9, 1935 — Oct. 31, 2017

Jesse Robert “Red” Aynes, 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 9, 1935, in Mitchell, he was the son of Jesse and Ova Mae (Pemberton) Aynes. He married Janet Sue Andrews July 21, 1956.

Jesse retired from Carpenter Body Works with 42 years of service. He enjoyed scuba diving, spelunking, fishing, and building things.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954. Jesse was a great story teller. He was a good artist who liked drawing, painting, and chalk art.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Aynes of Mitchell; children, Terri Lynn (Steven) Carver of Mitchell, Jesse Robert (Holly) Aynes Jr. of Indianapolis, Anita Gail (Timothy) Merry of Mitchell, and Tammy Lynnette (David) Lane of Mitchell; eight grandchildren, one stepgrandson, and 15 great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Morris LuAllen

Morris LuAllen, 74, of Springville, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Charles E. Hall

Charles Edward Hall, 73, Campbellsburg, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

November 01, 2017

Dorothy (Ira) Sluder

Feb. 16, 1933 — Oct. 30, 2017

Dorothy Sluder, 84, of Mitchell, died at 11:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at IU Health Hospice House.

Born Feb. 16, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank and Nellie May (Beavers) Ira. She married Richard Sluder on April 22, 1950 and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Surviving with her husband are four sons, Richard K. Sluder and wife Dian, Kevin L. Sluder and wife Patty, all of Bedford, Kim E. Sluder and Timothy P. Sluder and wife Tina, all of Mitchell; ten grandchildren, Candace Schofield of Bedford, Lara McGinness and husband Jason of Bedford, Missy Collingsworth and husband Shawn of Bedford, Sarah Evans of Bedford, Jessica Garrard and husband Michael of Bargersville, Robin Holmes and husband Ricky of Springville, Jennifer Sons and husband Greg of Bedford, Brandon Wiggington of Oolitic, Erik Sluder and wife Tawana of Bedford, and Alex Sluder of Bedford; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Morris, Roy and Morrell Ira; two sisters, Della Rose Peyton and Mary Franklin; and a daughter-in-law, Julie Sluder.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Sundt and Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church.

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

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